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To carry out the Resolution of the General Assembly, Goddard (Speaker of the Ohio Senate), and Hawkins (Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives), request that Finley open the Ohio Senate or Ohio House sessions with prayer on particular dates. They ask Finley to find a substitute clergyman if he is unable to attend a session. Abstract Number - 360
Ohio History; Senate Chaplaincy
Goddard, Charles B. and Hawkins, Joseph, "Letter from Charles B. Goddard & Joseph Hawkins to James B. Finley" (1848). Finley Letters. 558.