Letter from Elizabeth S. Finley to John Newton.
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Lovingston Nov. the 28th 1850 My Dear Sir, I feel truly grateful to you for your timely favour by the hands of Mr. Donoho. Mr. Donoho informs me, that he has understood that you have succeeded in getting the cort [court] to make an order, to compell [sic] Mr Finleys Executors to pay me a thousand dollars. I want you if you please to use the money when you get it to the best advantage for me Mr Donoho wishes me to take in a Bond of his with Samuel Block as security Executed to Mr. Finley, for $60 or 65 dollars, you will please take that in if Mr. Pilson will let you have it and keep it untill [sic] I see you (I mean that you will take that in as so much cash out of the amount awarded by the court) I have had a saveer [severe] spell of sickness but am getting better. I am still very weak Give my love to Mrs. Newton & Mrs. Hit yours with every sentiment of esteem Elizabeth S. Finley