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In a published letter to Robert Stuart, Acting Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Rev. George N. Smith gave a full report of his work with the Native Americans in the area of the Old Wing Mission. There were 30 "scholars" in the school this year. "On account of the small amount of funds annually received, we have endured great privations;..."
Old Wing Mission, Holland, Michigan
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Smith, George N., "Letter from Rev. George N. Smith to Robert Stuart" (1843). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 42.