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Rev. Raper writes to Finley concerning Supreme Court Judge, John McLean, a long time friend of Finley's. A rumor is being circulated that McLean has no friends in the Ohio Legislature, which Raper believes to be false. The rumor is meant to discourage delegates to a national convention from presenting McLean as a candidate for president. If supported by Ohio, Raper is certain that McLean would be nominated as the Whig candidate. He asks Finley to look into the truth of the rumors as quickly as possible. Abstract Number - 361
Ohio History; U.S. History; John McLean (Supreme Court Justice); Elections; Whigs
Raper, W.H., "Letter from W.H. Raper to James B. Finley" (1848). Finley Letters. 559.