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This is a long newsy letter from Nancy Spear (Speer) following a year of silence. There may be a page missing from this letter as Nancy talks about itinerating on a circuit commencing at Zanesville, extending to Louisville, KY, then to Wheeling, Columbus, Springfield, Dayton, and Eaton. (Perhaps this is a humorous way to describe her travels, as a woman could not be traveling a circuit as a preacher in 1848). She reports spending time with Finley's family in Eaton and hearing Mr. Brooks preach two excellent sermons. She went to Finley Chapel for worship and heard Rev. Raper preach. She loves Dayton and might want to "locate" there one day. Cousin David McClurkin was recently married and has brought his new wife back to live at the farm. Mrs. Taylor and Sarah have been on a trip to Georgetown, KY. Aunty Taylor would like to live there. Finally, Finley's good friend Col. Converse (Daniel Converse, 1775-1848) has died. Abstract Number - 393
General Ministry; Travel; David McClurkin; Marriage; Kentucky; Daniel Converse; Finley Chapel (Dayton)
Spear, Nancy, "Letter from Nancy Spear to James B. Finley" (1848). Finley Letters. 591.