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Alvan Coe, Presbyterian missionary, writes to Finley (from Venice on Sandusky Bay?), where he is running an Indian school under the care of the Western Missionary Society of Pittsburgh. The school was originally located in Greenfield. Alexander Clark, one of Coe's scholars, spent time with him last winter, and as he is acquainted with the Ottaways (Ottawa Indians), he was invited to stay and help in Coe's school. Coe is sending Clark to Malvern to get new Ottawa Indian students. He would like the Wyandot children to attend Finley's school. He hopes that what has taken place will cause Finley no hard feelings. Coe ends his letter as follows -- "Pray for us. The Wyandots appear civilized compared to these poor creatures." Abstract Number - 689
Mission House (Venice on Sandusky Bay??)
Wyandot Mission Letters; Indian schools; Ottawa Indians; Presbyterian missionaries; Alexander Clark
Coe, Alvan, "Letter from Alvan Coe to James B. Finley" (1823). Finley Letters. 783.