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The writer is answering a letter received in 1814. Since then her husband, Dr. Burge, began to backslide and dissipate and finally disappeared down the Ohio River in 1816. She received news of his death last winter. Through all her misfortune her belief in God and the Methodist Church has been a constant strength and consolation to her. She hopes to hear from Finley soon. Abstract Number - 23
Burge, Elizabeth, "Letter from Elizabeth Burge to James B. Finley" (1823). Finley Letters. 23.