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John tells James that he has been in poor health but has been able to attend to the duties of his station. His wife is in poor health and the children have grown into men and women. John is a fine boy and he thinks he will be something more than a printer. John tells James that he is not satisfied with his location. He cannot bear the thought of the children growing up among negroes. He would like to move and if he ever regains his health would like to travel. His doctor tells him that he will never get well as long as he continues strenuous work. The (Augusta) College is progressing as fast as can be expected. He said his mind was barren until he looked out of the window and saw a band of gypsies. Would God give him wings to fly from this place lest some of the Finley descendants become incorporated with beasts. Abstract Number - 954
Finley Family Letters -- Brother; Augusta College
Finley, John P., "Letter from John P. Finley to James B. Finley" (1825). Finley Letters. 941.