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Alvan Coe

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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 Pittsburg. 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

Abstract Number

689

Publication Date

6-6-1823

City

Mission House (Venice on Sandusky Bay??)

Keywords

Wyandot Mission Letters; Wyandot Mission -- Education; Indian schools; Ottawa Indians; Presbyterian missionaries

Letter from Alvan Coe to James B. Finley


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