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This is a letter of reassurance to Finley that his absence (due to ill health) from the prison where a terrible epidemic seems to be raging is understood and desired, at least by his friends and well-wishers. A Brother Donahoo has been temporarily appointed in his place. The letter describes conditions in the prison and the eagerness with which the dying men receive the preaching of the Gospel. The writer mentions several men who have died. Abstract Number - 1144
State Prison Letters; State Prison -- Health
Brooks, Cyrus, "Letter from Cyrus Brooks to James B. Finley" (1849). Finley Letters. 1128.