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This letter accompanies a shipment of iron, steel, Bibles, etc. to the Wyandot Mission. One of the Bibles is earmarked for Johnston's namesake (Indian boy renamed John Johnston). Johnston has contacted the church seminary in Worthington about enrolling the boy in the school to prepare for the ministry. Johnston shares his views on the importance of the mission's "Indian scholars" being sent out to live with white families for acculturation. "I am convinced more and more unless your scholars are scattered a part of the year in white families, your labour and expense will be lost." Abstract Number - 729
John Johnston Letters; Wyandot Mission Letters; Kenyon College; Worthington; Education; Indian Pupils given English names; Indian Pupils to Methodist homes; Acculturation
Johnston, John, "Letter from John Johnston to James B. Finley" (1825). Finley Letters. 1240.