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Bradford writes that he is sorry to hear about Finley's treatment at the penitentiary. He tells Finley "I am not sorry that I left the institution for I have such a contemptable opinion of that man Mc's principels. You do not know 1/2 what I do of him and Dewey seems to think him all perfection." ["Mc"is probably J.V. McElvain, clerk at the penitentiary from 1844-1850.] There appears to be have been a disagreement about payment of Finley's room and board. Abstract Number - 414
Finley Financial Affairs; State Prison Letters; J.V. McElvain (1815-1860)
Bradford, Samuel, "Letter from Samuel Bradford to James B. Finley" (1849). Finley Letters. 612.