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Wright has not heard from Finley regarding the A.J. Hamilton biography. Will Finley be including some or all of it in his book concerning the Ohio Penitentiary? He supposes that the cholera epidemic is slowing everything down. Wright describes in great detail the effects of cholera in Xenia. There have been selfless folks who cared for others who were sick, and fearful folks who ran away from the sick. Wright has heard that Finley is being accused of running away from the Ohio Penitentiary due to fear of infection from cholera. He does not believe this story to be true, knowing that Finley would never run away in fear from anything. Wright looks forward to hearing if and how Finley will use the Hamilton biography in his upcoming book. Abstract Number - 1147
State Prison Letters; Prisoner; Alexander Jay Hamilton; Finley Writings; Memorials of Prison Life; Cholera; Xenia; Health
Wright, Thomas Coke, "Letter from Thomas Coke Wright to James B. Finley" (1849). Finley Letters. 1131.