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The writer discusses the Pension Law of 1832 in regard to the death of the father of Finley, and the subsequent inheritance to be disposed of. He then writes at length about the degradation of the State of Ohio which is in the hands of "wicked and fanatic bablers." His letter has a strong political note concerning the declaration of war against France, and the futility of this, but then he goes on to say that the prospect of war with France is ended, and mentions rumors that England and France will begin war against Russia and Austria over the question of Poland's independence. The writer has a very pessimistic outlook on conditions in the world, and places grave responsibility for its betterment on the shoulders of the Preachers of the Gospel. Abstract Number - 859
Ohio History; U.S. Politics
Corwin, Thomas, "Letter from Thomas Corwin to James B. Finley" (1836). Finley Letters. 345.