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The family is good health except for James W. who says he is just recovering from influenza. When he was in Lima he brought Parker home with him. They want to send him to school and James W."s mother has said she will go to Augusta and board him - but Parker indicates he does not want to go to school. Parker wants to take up a trade and says if they do let him now he will when he comes of age. Since James B. Finley is his guardian they can do nothing without his permission. Religion in the circuit is encouraging. They have not taken in many members but the old ones are getting a religion. James W. attended a meeting at Portsmouth. Abstract Number - 971
Finley Family Letters -- Nephew
Finley, James W., "Letter from James W. Finley to James B. Finley" (1837). Finley Letters. 956.