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Five counties -- Franklin, Pickaway, Ross, Pike and Scioto -- have formed a literary society named the "Logan Historical Society." One of the objects of the Society is to erect a monument in memory of the Mingo Chief Logan, and secondly to collect material for a history of the early pioneers. McDonald has been selected by the Society as editor of the book which will be written. McDonald marvels that he has become an author at 60 years of age, stating that a special providence sent Finley to him. He would never have become an author without the encouragement of Finley. Rev. David Reed continues to have a good ministry among the people. Finally, McDonald is critical of the Ladies Repository because the articles are "rather grave and philosophical" for such a title. Abstract Number - 572
Logan Historical Society; Ohio History; Chief Logan; David Reed; Ladies Repository
McDonald, John, "Letter from John McDonald to James B. Finley" (1841). Finley Letters. 868.