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Gilruth is sorry to hear about Finley's poor health. The work of the Lord is still going on among the Indians. After a bit of trouble two of the Indians boys are now gone ("Jacob Young" and "William McKendree"). Gilruth mentions that he has dug a good well and will need seeds for the gardens -- beets, lettuce, carrots, cabbage, cucumbers, enough to plant 2 acres, and pumpkin seeds, enough to plant 10 acres. If Finley comes out in time, he can bring the seed. If not, Gilruth will have to go himself in search of them. Gilruth also wishes to know about the prospects of getting some sheep. He also mentions that Bishops McKendree and Soule have written letter to Mononcue & Between-the-Logs. Abstract Number - 761
Wyandot Mission Letters; Farming
Gilruth, James, "Letter from James Gilruth to James B. Finley" (1827). Finley Letters. 1267.