you what a comfort it
was to me.
I blame Wm Jones, poor
fellow, less than myself.
He was quite corrupted
when he came to me.
I think, if I had placed
him in a good Reformatory
he might have been
alive & honest now.
But I thought an honest
trade would be as well.
For, at that time, there
was no overt act by which
he could legally have been
placed, except
by his own will,
in a Reformatory of any