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The young Wyandot boy, Francis, ("Francis Asbury") has arrived at Raper's home. A decision has been made to send the boy for English tutoring with Dr. Jonson prior to enrolling him in public school. Otherwise the disparity between he and the white boys will be too great. Raper has agreed to house the boy for the time being. He reflects that Francis must find it strange to be in an environment where he cannot speak Wyandot. The boy has been attending Methodist Episcopal services and class meetings, which he seems to enjoy. Abstract Number - 733
Wyandot Mission Letters; Education; Francis Asbury (Indian Pupil); Indian Pupils given English names; Indian Pupils sent to Methodist homes; Acculturation
Raper, W.H., "Letter from W.H. Raper to James B. Finley" (1825). Finley Letters. 1243.