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Cummings writes to Finley concerning Dr. Prescott (John S. Prescott?), a lawyer in Xenia who is seeking a new position. Dr. Prescott would like Finley's help in finding a position. Though unhappy as a lawyer in Xenia, Prescott is willing to work as a lawyer elsewhere. Cummings mention a slander case (against Prescott?) and asks Finley to "suspend any judgment in that case until you come to Xenia." Prescott is placing himself entirely at the disposal of Finley as to what he should do. (Most likely John S. Prescott who later becomes a Methodist preacher in Wisconsin). Abstract Number - 197
General Ministry; Slander case; John S. Prescott; Legal profession
Cummings, Jasper C., "Letter from Jasper C. Cummings to James B. Finley" (1840). Finley Letters. 196.