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John recently had a pleasant trip to Ohio and found all their friends in good health. He brought Samuel back with him to Augusta and put him in school. The Missionary Society left $15 with Brother Ruter for use at the Wyandott Mission. Augusta College is doing as well as can be expected "in its infant state," though it is feared that the Church will fail to raise any funds for the success of the college. The Trustees have been organized and building is progressing rapidly. The Presbyterians have already predicted the failure of the college. John is very impressed with James Armstrong, who has said he will finish the building even if he has to do it by himself. "The subject of reform - alias - deform - is agitated in this state", and John prays that the agitators never get a seat at General Conference. In a postscript, John advocates that David Young should be selected to collect funds for the college. Abstract Number - 953
Finley Family Letters -- Brother; Augusta College; James Armstrong
Finley, John P., "Letter from John P. Finley to James B. Finley" (1823). Finley Letters. 940.