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In a letter to Robert Stuart, Acting Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Rev. George N. Smith reported that Mary Ann Willard who interpreted for Smith for the past three years has gone to the Grand Haven area. "The progress of the Indians the past year has, in respect to civilization, been indeed flattering; in their general manners and moral conduct, they have made great advances." Several Indians are developing farms nicely. Two log houses have been built. The children are in school until maple sugaring time. Of the 30 scholars, ages range from four to thirty.
Old Wing Mission, Holland, MI
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Smith, George N., "Letter from George N. Smith to Robert Stuart" (1844). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 59.