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General Duncan McArthur has chosen McDonald to write his biography (published -- Biographical Sketches of General Nathaniel Massie, General Duncan McArthur, Captain William Wells and General Simon Kenton, who were early settlers in the Western Country. Cincinnati 1838). Also, many people want him to write a history of Ohio. He is considering correcting his other narratives and would like Finley to inquire about the price of publishing them. As to Methodism, McDonald would like to see a national change take place, whereby the new appointment year begins in April for preachers. Abstract Number - 860
Ohio History; Duncan McArthur; Appointment year
McDonald, John, "Letter from John McDonald to James B. Finley" (1836). Finley Letters. 346.