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McLean thanks Finley for the good wishes he expressed in his letter, and the anxiety he feels for his spiritual welfare. He hopes to see Finley on his way to Baltimore. Congress will not adjourn before the middle of May. Many of the members are anxious to repeal the law appropriating $10,000 for the civilization of the Indians. It was introduced in the House of Representatives and has been referred to a committee of seven, including himself. Three are in favor of the law but the other four, including himself, are opposed. Abstract Number - 835
Miscellaneous Mission Letters; U.S. History
McLean, William, "Letter from William McLean to James B. Finley" (1824). Finley Letters. 322.