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Their old friend, John McCoy, who built the first log cabin in Chillicothe, has died. Their temperance cause is holding its own. There are more people who practice and have not signed the pledge than those who have signed it. McDonald has not joined the Church yet because he does not entirely agree on its doctrines, but he reads the Bible and values it highly. Although Finley probably won't agree with him on all his views, he hopes he will allow McDonald to have his own views. The family, for the most part, is in good health. Abstract Number - 1162
Temperance Letters; Ohio History
McDonald, John, "Letter from John McDonald to James B. Finley" (1844). Finley Letters. 1145.