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Fielding informs Finley that the Semi-Annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of this institution (Augusta College) would occur Feb. 5, 1834. Fielding indicates that Brother (Joseph S.) Tomlinson had resigned his office, and also Dr. (Nathan) Bangs (editor of Advocate, and Book Concern), whom the Board appointed to take his place had declined acceptance; so that they were without a head, because of (Joseph S.) Tomlinson's poor health, the faculty had been weak before his resignation, but his added work has made it even more difficult on others. Fielding says that they need Finley's advice and would like, if he could arrange his business, for him to come a week before the Board meeting. Fielding wants Finley to be a guest at his house. (Joseph S. Tomlinson did not resign from his office as President of Augusta College in 1834. He was President until 1839 when the college failed). Abstract Number - 633
Augusta College Letters
Fielding, John H., "Letter from John H. Fielding to James B. Finley" (1834). Finley Letters. 729.