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In a report to William A. Richmond, Acting Superintendent of Indian Affairs at Detroit, Michigan, Rev. George N. Smith wrote that he again taught school the past winter. There were 15 Indian scholars and 7 white scholars. Meetings on the Sabbath were well attended. The cause of temperance has not advanced. The Indians have become dissatisfied with this location and wish to move farther north. They plan to move next spring and have begun selling their land for three to eight dollars an acre.
Old Wing Mission, Holland, MI
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Smith, George N., "Letter Reporting from George N. Smith to William A. Richmond" (1848). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 201.