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Young [recently transferred to Pittsburgh Conference, appointed to West Liberty Circuit, Monongahela District] writes to ask for Finley's help. He is very nearly blind, has $1.31 to his name, and the land on Short Creek formerly owned by his father-in-law is in very bad condition. One cannot make a living on it, and it is worth very little. Unless his eyes miraculously recover, he will have to quit the itinerancy and live in poverty. He asks Finley to contact Emory and Waugh (Book Concern) and Bishops McKendree, Roberts, and Soule on his behalf. The Concern is holding two notes which Young handed over to secure the claim that the Book Concern holds against him. He hopes Finley will use his influence to get the notes returned to him so that he can buy property in Ohio. Abstract Number - 654
Brook County, VA
Jacob Young Letters; Blindness; Poverty; Book Concern; Debt
Young, Jacob, "Letter from Jacob Young to James B. Finley" (1830). Finley Letters. 749.