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Wright has finished correcting the grammar of A.J. Hamilton's letters in preparation for publication. He will provide both the manuscript and letters to Finley for inclusion in his book about Ohio Penitentiary prisoners. At the request of Henry Howe, he is writing about the life of Josiah Hunt. While a boy, Wright listened to Hunt's stories. 35 years later he is recording those stories. Wright reports that Hunt was incarcerated at the Xenia Jail for 6 months and was killed by a sheriff in Tazewell County, Illinois in 1836. [Note; See Henry Howe's Ohio Historical Collections, 1889, Vol. I, p. 698 "Josiah Hunt, the Indian Fighter."] Abstract Number - 1141
State Prison Letters; Prisoner; Alexander Jay Hamilton; Finley Writings; Memorials of Prison Life; Henry Howe; Josiah Hunt
Wright, Thomas Coke, "Letter from Thomas Coke Wright to James B. Finley" (1849). Finley Letters. 1125.