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John expresses a great longing to see his brother James. The treaty with the Indians is concluded. Brother Johnston calls it "the greatest purchase that has ever been made." The land purchased from the Indians will soon be for sale. John is concerned about land jobbers and vows to oppose these "eagle eyed vultures." John is not intending to teach much longer for a living. He would much prefer to preach, but he cannot make a living doing it. Abstract Number - 943
Finley Family Letters -- Brother; Treaty of St. Mary's
Finley, John P., "Letter from John P. Finley to James B. Finley" (1818). Finley Letters. 930.