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Joseph has moved to Oak Grove Furnace in Perry County, PA, apparently to serve as overseer of the iron furnace. He tells Finley that he found that many of his employees were "wicked drinking men." He has discharged many of these men and replaced them with "sober religious men." Mary reports that they belong to an M.E. society of 30 members. Joseph is serving as a class superintendent. They have preaching every two weeks. Abstract Number - 140
Oak Grove Furnace (Perry County), PA
Oak Grove Furnace Society (PA); Alcohol; Iron Furnace
Hollinshead, Joseph and Hollinshead, Mary, "Letter from Joseph Hollinshead & Mary Hollinshead to James B. Finley" (1833). Finley Letters. 139.