Download Full Text (11.3 MB)
Bishop Hamline has read Finley's article in the September 17, 1856 Western Christian Advocate, telling of his journey to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Finley apparently crossed paths with proslavery ruffians on their way to fight antislavery folks in Kansas. Hamline praises Finley on the article. He is very glad to know that Finley is supporting the Republican candidate for president (1856), John C. Fremont, instead of American party candidate, Millard Fillmore. Hamline mentions having converted Samuel Stowe of Troy Conference (old Father Stowe) to Fremont's policy. Hamline reports that he is in failing health. Abstract Number - 833
Slavery Letters; U.S. History; Presidential Election of 1856; Bleeding Kansas
Hamline, L.L., "Letter from Leonidas Lent Hamline to James B. Finley" (1856). Finley Letters. 320.