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Letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs Mary Burnham
January 25, 1880

Page 1 of letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs. Mary Burnham dated 25 January 1880

Paris Hill N.Y.
Sunday Jan. 25th, 1880

My dear House Mother,

I am very
glad I have your letter
and I thank very much
I must write to you My poor
thought I tell about you again
My very dear House Mother
You know before Mrs Canthus
got three Indian boys now
one left did not the Same
of kind three other kind not good
I have been sitting and thinking
about very Soon I find
my thought and Some Indian
men get three wives do not

Page 2 of letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs. Mary Burnham dated 25 January 1880

Page 2

Good just the Same
Now My dear House Mother
I know you wish very much
all Indian boys more Stay School

last Wednesday I get a
letter from My Cousin little
Chief want home at Indian
territory that Spring and also
I want My home at Indian
Territory You wish very much
more Stay in School My dear
House Mother Perhaps I am will
Stay more school I did not
know I not sure. Because
My Cousin Little Chief want
very much old home at Indian
territory I liked very much
both Stay here and my
home Good bye

Your friend

David Pendleton

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