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Rev. Isaac Smith (South Carolina Conference) has been appointed missionary to the Creek Indians at Asbury Manual School and Mission near Fort Mitchell, Alabama. Even though he and Finley have never met, Smith initiates correspondence regarding their mutual missionary work. Smith reports that the chiefs accept his work as school teacher for the mission school, but sadly will not allow him to preach to the adults. He describes the activities of the mission school where several Indian children have learned to read and write. The children participate in public prayers at the school, sometimes laying prostrate on the floor, but since preaching is not allowed, he has not attempted to form a society amongst them. Smith's wife has been teaching the girls to sew and knit and is greatly loved by the children. [Note: Smith serves as missionary to the Creek Nation from 1822-1827). Abstract Number - 693
Asbury Mission, Creek Nation, AL
Miscellaneous Mission Letters; Asbury Manual School and Mission; Mission School; South Carolina Conference; Creek Indians
Smith, Isaac, "Letter from Isaac Smith to James B. Finley" (1823). Finley Letters. 787.