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Rev. James McMahon, Presiding Elder of the Portland District, writes to let Finley know that he was truly missed at the recent quarterly meeting of the Wyandot Mission. (Finley and James Gilruth were assigned as missionaries to the Wyandot Mission for the year 1827, but Finley became too ill to do the work.) He understands that Finley is in very poor health, a sufficient excuse for his absence. They had a good meeting. Many joined the church and many were converted. McMahon is very much attached to the Indians. He is concerned about the size of the school and advises that an accomplished female teacher be hired to teach the girls. McMahon lets Finley know that his absence is keenly felt -- "You are much needed here." Abstract Number - 759
Wyandot Mission Letters; Finley Health; Indian School; Education; Quarterly Meeting; Presiding Elder
McMahon, James, "Letter from James McMahon to James B. Finley" (1827). Finley Letters. 1265.