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In a letter to William A. Richmond, Acting Superintendent [of] Indian Affairs, Rev. George N. Smith reported this year that the Native Americans suffered much sickness. There were 42 scholars in his school of which five were white. Smith who had been at the mission now for five years seemed quite encouraged in the progress made the past year.
Old Wing Mission, Holland, MI
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Smith, George N., "Letter from George N. Smith to William A. Richmond" (1845). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 65.