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me an annual allowance of zol, for my assistance - and in Oétober 8th, 1761, they granted me 121. towards the support of Isaiah Uncas, son of the fachem of Mohegan, and rol. more for his support the following year. In October 1756, I received a legacy of fiftynine dollars of Mrs. Ann Bingham of Windham. In July 1761, I received a generous donation of fifty pounds sterling from the Right Hon. William, Marquis of Lothian. And in Nov. 1761, a donation of 251. sterl. from Mr. Hardy of London and in May 1762, a second donation of sol. sterl. from that most honorable and noble lord, the Marquis of Lothian; and at the same time zol. sterl, from Mr. Samuel Savage, merchant in London : and a collection of ten guineas from the Rev. Dr. A. Giffords in London : and 1ol. sterl. more from a lady in London, unknown, which is still in the hands of a friend, and to be remitted with some additional advantage, and to be accounted for when received. And also for 7 years past I have, one year with another, received about ul. lawful money annually, interest of subscriptions. And in my journey to Portsmouth last June, I received in private donations 661. 175. 7d. 1-4th. lawful money. I also received for the use of this school, a bell of about 80 lb. weight, from a gentleman in London. In November 1761, the Great and General Court or Assembly of the Province of Massachusetts-Bay, voted, that I should be allowed to take under my care fix children of the Six Nations, for education, clothing and boarding, and be allowed for that purpose, for each of said children, 12l. per annum for one year, which boys I have obtained, and they have been for fome time in this school.

The Honourable Scotch Commissioners in and near Boston, understanding and approving of the design of sending for Indian childi of remote tribes, to be educated here, were the first body, or fociety, who have led the way in making an attempt for that purpose. Which because of the newness and remarkable success of it, and because it may encourage such a design in time to come, I suppose it may not be disagreeable, if I am a little particular in my account of it: While I was in Boston they passed a vote to this purpose, May 7, 1761, “That the Reverend Mr. Wheelock of Lebanon be desired to fit out David Fowler, an Indian youth, to accompany Mr. Sampson Occom, going on a mission to the Oneidas, that faid David be supported on faid mission for a term not exceeding 4 months; and that he endeavour on his return to bring with him a number of Indian boys, not exceeding three, to be put under Mr. Wheelock's care and instruction, and that 20l, be put into Mr. Wheelock's hands to carry this design into execution; and that when said fum shall be expended, he advise the treasurer of it, and fend his accounts for allowance."

Pursuant to this vote I cloathed and furnished said David with horse and money, for his long tour into the wilderness, which he set out on June roth, in company with Mr. Occom, by the way of

New-York; in which journey he rode above a thousand miles, and 'by the advice, direction and assistance of Sir William Johnson, obtained three boys of the Mohawk nation, who were willing to leave their friends and country and come among strangers of another language, and quite another manner of living, and where, perhaps, no one of their nation then living had ever been; and among a people of whom their nation have been of a long time inclined to entertain jealousies. Their names were Joseph, Negyes, and Center. They arrived here August ist, 1761, but had so much caution in the extraordinary enterprize, that they brought each of them an horse from their own country. Two of them were but little better than naked, and could not speak a word of English. The other being of a family of distinction among them, was confiderably cloathed, Indian-fashion, and could fpeak a few words -of English. They let me know, as soon as I could understand them, that Sir Wm. Johnson had told them they should return and visit: their friends in the fall of the year. I took speedy care to cleanse and cloath them. They many ways discovered some jealousies respecting the design of their coming; but by acquaintance and freedom with other Indians in the school, and by constant care for them and kindness to them, those jealousies seemed in'a little time to wear away, and they appeared to feel and enjoy themselves as though they had been at home in a father's house. Daily care was exercised for them, and particular caution that they might in no instance appear to be, thro' disrespect, distinguished from any

in the school. Such distinction, or any thing which they apprehend to be fo, I find will at once occasion jealousies and disassection. And this seems to be agreeable to a settled principle among themfelves, (according to which they are wont to treat their captives) viz. that those who take the patronage of children, not their own, shall treat them in all respects as their own.

Center's countenance, as I thought when he came, discovered that he was not in health. My suspicions increased, and the issue proved they were not groundless. He continued with me till the fall, when the physician I employed advised me, that his disorders threatned his life, and prevailed to such a degree that he looked upon him to be incurable, and that he judged it best to send him back to his friends, and that soon, or it would be too late to send him at all; and according to this advice I sent him away with Negyes, having furnished them with money for their journey into the Mohawk country, on the 23d day of October. Foseph tarried longer to accompany young Kirtland, who was learning the

Mohawk language of him, and whom I sent into that country to obtain six boys of those nations, to partake of the benefit of Sir Peter Warren's legacy, according to the instructions of the General Assembly of the Province of Massachusetts-Bay, before mentioned.

Center reached home, but died soon after. Negyes, I hear, was captivated by a young female and married. Mr. Kirtland and

Foseph set out for the Mohawk country November 4th, and returned November 27th, and brought two Mohawk lads with them, viz. Mofes and Fohannes, by whom Sir Wm. Johnson informed me that he expected to be able to send the rest when they came in from hunting. I informed the Hon. Commissioners of the state of the case, and by a letter from the Reverend Dr. Chauncy, chairman of their committee, in the name of the rest, was desired to let them have in their pay and under their direction these two who came latt with Fofeph, which I confented to, provided they would remit the necessary charges which I had been at in procuring and cloathing them, and give me as I afterwards charged them for their fupport and tuition, upon which conditions they took them. I immediately fent to Sir Wm. Johnson for other six to partake of Sir Peter Warren's legacy. These three, viz. Joseph, Moses and Johannes, continued with me in the pay of the Commissioners till May 27, 1762, when I offered faid committee my accompt, the whole amount of which, that is, for cloathing and furnishing David with horfe and money for his support in his long journey of several months, the expence of the boy's journey home above 200 miles. The expence of Kirtland's journey (excepting his horfe) into that country to bring down Moses and Johannes. The pafturing the horses of the first three the time they continued here, in a dry and difficult feafon ; the cloathing all five, and repairing their cloathing the whole time they tarried; the boarding and schooling them, finding washing, lodging, firewood, candles, books, paper, &c. I say, the amount of the expence for the five and in the whole affair for near twelve months, errors excepted, was but just 581. 175. 7d. 1-4th. sterling. But in this accompt I charged nothing for several expensive journeys in this government, taken by myself, and another preparatory and necessary to the design of David's mission, nor for any labour, care or pains of 'my own therein from first to last — For their board, washing and lodging but 5s. per week; the lowest common price in these parts was 6s. L. M. What cloathing, &c. they had of me, I charged at the lowest cath-price, and what I got for them of our traders, shoemakers, taylors, &c. I charged just as they charged me, without any advance in one instance. I charged nothing for extraordinary trouble and care for Center, in his declining state; nor did the physician charge for what he did for him. And there were other provisions made to



prevent expence of money in their journeyings more than is common, for which there was nothing charged, by all which the accompt was somewhat less than it would otherwise have been But then on the other hand it may be considered,

That provisions of all sorts were then, and still are, at an higher price than ever before in these parts, occasioned by the preceeding wars and extreme drought. When they are reduced to their usual price, the expence of educating Indian youth will be much less.

The circumstances of this undertaking were extraordinary, and the necessary expences of it were consequently so, and such as there may never be such occasion for again. This was the opening a door which never had been opened for such a purpose to these nations; and it was thought by many who knew their great fondness for their children, that it could not be soon accomplished, i. e. to make either parents or children willing to comply with an invitation to come such a vast length, and under such circumstances as have been mentioned. But the report of David confirmed by the boys on their return, has given such conviction of the fincerity and kindness of our intentions towards them, as has removed all objections. And nothing more is now necessary to our obtaining as many well-chosen boys and girls as we please, but to employ some faithful missionary among them for that purpose.

I have been the more particular in this account, because I would remove the unreasonable prejudices raised against this method, by partial and unfair accounts, and a cry of enormous expences, &c. And to let the world know there is nothing in it worthy to be objected by one who is in earnest to accomplish this great and important design.

What I have done for this school since its beginning, in many expensive journies; (for none of which have I ever charged any thing at all); in constant care for their health, in endeavours to cure their savage disposition, and form their minds and manners to right rules of virtue and religion, in extraordinary care and trouble for several of them in sickness, in expences by company, not only of English but Indians at my house, occasioned thereby; and incidental charges in many instances, none are able justly to estimate, or likely so much as to think of many of them, but one who is intimately acquainted with the business: In consideration for which I have had the assistance of several of them a few times in an extraordinary croud of business; and of late some advantage by the school to two of my own children. Which reward I suppose impartial judges will not think to bear a very considerable proportion to these expences which are not charged, and which in my judgment is not the one tenth part of them.

Mr. Moor's grant contains about two acres of pasturing, a small house and shop; for the use of which from the first I have received about £. 4 lawful money, clear of the charge of repairing, which is not equal to the money I have paid to physicians which is not charged.

I have professed to have no view to making an estate by this affair : what the singleness and uprightness of my heart has been before God, he knows; and also how greatly I stand in need of his pardon.

My accompt with the school has been charged after the following manner, viz. For the whole expence of cloathing, boarding and tutoring the boys from December 18th. 1754, to November 26th. 1760. at the rate of £. 16 lawful money per annum, for each; but when their number was so increased I found it necessary to come nearer to the true value of it, and have since used greater exactness; but have never charged higher than at the lowest money price for what they have had of me, and for what I have bought for them of our traders, shoemakers, taylors, &c. I have charged just what I have given, and no more. I have charged for their tuition, as for English scholars, i. e. for Latin scholars, and such as were savage and needed much care and instruction, at 2 s. L. M. per week, or £. 4 10%. per annum; and for others proportionably. The whole school, one year with another, has not quite cleared my expence for the master. Last year it did a little more; and since the 27th of May last, it has over-done my expence for the master 155. 8 d. besides the tuition of the girls. I have charged for the girls but 4 d. per week, i. e. for one day's schooling and dinner; and the whole expence for their education will be but little more than their cloathing.

The total amount of all my disbursements in this whole affair, for near eight years, that is, since December 18. 1754, to November 27. 1762, charged in the manner, and after the rate before-mentioned, is, (errors excepted) £. 566 25. 5d. sterling. - And the total amount of all the donations before-mentioned, together with Ymalser ones, which I suppose needless to mention particularly, received within the said term, is, (errors excepted) £. 509 25. 5d. sterling,

And as this school was set up when there was no scheme devised, or plan laid, which this could be in opposition to; so it is not continued in opposition to any other measures which are proposed or pursued by others.

And, blessed be God that he has put it into the hearts of a number of gentlemen of ability in and near Boston, to contribute so liberally towards the furtherance of the general design. And is it not a pity that Christians of all denominations should not unite their utmost endeavours for the accomplishment of it; and espe

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