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Cyrus Brooks writes to reassure Finley that his absence from the prison (due to ill health), where a terrible epidemic is raging, is understood and desired by his friends and well-wishers. They do not believe that Finley will survive if he returns at this time. Brother Donahoo has been temporarily appointed in Finley's place. Brooks wants Finley to understand that he has not been dismissed. He describes conditions in the prison and the eagerness with which the dying men receive the preaching of the Gospel. He reports that several prisoners 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.