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object can be attained we cannot expect our
labours will be successful

This tribe numbers some upwards of
Twelve hundred of whom two hundred are
said to be children. It is very certain that
with our limited means we cannot occupy
successfully the field of labour which this
tribe presents; and while we are engaged
with them they will suffer no others to come
in. If therefore you see it right to come
to our aid in this Christian work it will
be cordial to our feelings, and when explained
to the Indians acceptable no doubt to them.

So far as our knowledge extends the
Neighbouring Tribes are generally under the care
of other Religious Societies.

It will be acceptable to us to
hear from you at any time on this interesting

Signed on behalf of the Committee
of Ohio Yearly Meeting engaged in Indian
Civilization held 9th mo 6th 1838Jonah Hole Clerk
Mahlon Day New York

PS. please address Jonah Hole

Flushing Belmont
County Ohio

Near Canton Washington County Indiana 1st Month 6th 1839
Much Esteemed Friend Samuel Parsons

Our Meeting for Sufferings having preposed
on address to the people of the United States & more perticularly
to our Members in Congress on the Subject of Indian Civilisetion
and rongs done them by the citizens of the United States, which
the yearly Meeting approved of and directed 25000 copys to be
printed and refered the distribution of them to Meeting for Sufferings
(except one copy for each family belonging to our yearly meeting)
and that refered the distribution to send five thousand to Washington

citty to be distributed by the members of congress one thousand in
each of the states of Elinois, Mosouria, Indiana & Ohio and one
thousand to each of the Meeting for Sufferings of Baltimore,
Philadelphia, New York & New England. And I have
directed them that one slated for your Meeting for Sufferings to be sent to
thy care. Thou will please be so kind as to hand them to the meeting
and inform it that they are sent to friends to be disposed of as
they may think best. The civiliseation of the Indians is a Subject
in which friends of our yearly meeting feel a deep Interest our residence
being nearer the main boddy of them than friends of any other
yearly meeting and being better informed about the rongs done
them by the Whites than those living more remote and I am
firmly of oppinion that the mistreatment of the whites is the
greatest obstickle in their way against imbracing the christian
religion. tho they are verry supersticious and much attached to their
old customs and religion. But as our yearly meeting has appointed
a committee to corrispond with a like committee of yours on that
subject I need not say much about it I intend to send thee a
copy of our minutes as soon as I receive them and then those