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Letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs. Mary Burnham
March 22, 1881

Page 1 of letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs. Mary Burnham dated 22 March 1882

Cheyenne Mission
Darlington I. Territory
March 22th, 1882

My Dear White Mother1

     I am
very happy in my heart
to get your letters you send
to me and taught to us
about all good kind words
and so I have great joy
with you and thinking
all the time about you.
oh how much I should
like to see you. To day
again I am going to try
write to you and thank
to you very much for Last
yourlast letter; when I received
I am very glad to know
that be to gone a whole year
and half I am very sorry



Page 2 of letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs. Mary Burnham dated 22 March 1882

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You want go way other country
so long stay one year
Dear House Mother who good
care us and set your
set Perhaps Sister Mary
that she will take up
work to help to us
the other day Mr Wicks
send me your letter that
you wrote to her My
Dear Mother I will read
to her what it means
I tell all about it that
she is so glad to hear
from her and also
I was very glad that
a good letter to send
her afterward She spoke
to me She say My Dear
kind Sister Mrs Burnham
I thank to you so far
away out the East

Page 3 of letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs Mary Burnham dated 22 March 1882

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with a kiss of Christian
fellowship Many times
I see your good life
in your picture and
I have been sitting and
thinking about you
many very good words
send to me and made
me so happy what
say you say to me
Perhaps I will try hard
throw away all my heathen
way and repent and obey
him that our lord
I looking for him Perhaps
he will to keep me alway
when go die Some time
go up heaven with
him because that the
white man They say
never die up heaven very
happy home no more

Page 4 of letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs Mary Burnham dated 22 March 1882

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sick and pain or sorrow
that is all I say to
you and hoping you
will pretty soon write to me

Good bye from your loving Sister and dear Son

David Pendleton

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