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Sutherland responds to Finley's query regarding the estate of Michael Johnston. The administrator of the estate believes that it will be considerable time before settlement can be made. It would be helpful for Finley to come to Steubenville in person. Secondly, Bernard Lucas is applying to be a mail carrier. Sutherland asks Finley to recommend Lucas to John McLean, Postmaster General of the U.S. and Finley's friend. Finally, things are going well at the Steubenville Station. The congregation is large and growing, with an excellent meeting house. Folks would like to have a new preacher appointed because Rev. James McMahon is in precarious health. As a result, his voice is weak and his sermons lack animation. Brother Bascom or Brother Durbin might be a good replacement. Sutherland is anxious that this request be kept confidential so that McMahon is not hurt. Abstract Number - 24
Finley Financial Affairs; Bernard Lucas; John McLean; Steubenville M.E.C.; Post Office; James McMahon
Sutherland, A., "Letter from A. Sutherland to James B. Finley" (1823). Finley Letters. 24.