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John is busily engaged in the business of his school. He is living on his land, but the house is not yet finished. This place is "very dull in religion," and though he preaches quite often, it bears no fruit. The preachers on the circuit last year "ruined and wounded Methodism" and the "public mind is agitated against us." The letter is filled with amusing anecdotes about people. John asks James to forgive his "levity." Abstract Number - 942
Finley Family Letters -- Brother
Finley, John P., "Letter from John P. Finley to James B. Finley" (1818). Finley Letters. 929.