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Letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs Mary Burnham
October 6, 1881

Page 1 of letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs Mary Burnham dated 10 October 1881

Cheyenne & Arapaho
Agency Darlington
October 6th 1881

My Dear loving White Mother

I was very much please
to get Your good letter
of Sept 21 the Same day
I took Your letter up
to the Indian Camp
and read it to My
Mother and all friend
they were very glad
to hear it also I am
very happy in My
heart to hear about
You got most very
well I think My Dear
Mother God is very

Page 2 of letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs Mary Burnham dated 10 October 1881

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good Care you and
Bless you and I thank
to God Most every
Sunday My Mother take
walk Come up to here
and go to Church
and She will listen
God words from about
three half miles here
at Agency Last Friday
Miss Annie Hamilton
Spoke to me She Say
tell your Mother next
Saturday Come to here
Stay all night last
Saturday for noon My

Page 3 of letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs Mary Burnham dated 10 October 1881

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Mother Come to here Stay
all night very Much
pleased with me one day Breakfast
dinner Supper after
Church out go back home
I am So glad Miss A.
Hamilton give nice new
dress She very much
please to get new dress
Mr Wicks wrote me tell
about my busy he Say
Sunday morning Sunday
School at Cheyenne Mission
Evening Camp Service
Monday visit the Sick
Tuesday evening Service
at Same tent Wednesday
visit the sick Thursday

Page 4 of letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs Mary Burnham dated 10 October 1881

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Evening Service at Same tent
Friday visit the Sick
Saturday Rest Begin
Every day and close it
with Prayer Read two
Chapters in the Bible every
day Read in the Prayer
Book Every day Teach
the Children and get them
ready for Baptism and
keep a good Strong heart
and write the Journal
I think I will try hard
to do So Last week
John is brother Come visit
with me and spoke to me
about that money he Say
I am not Say any more

Page 5 of letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs Mary Burnham dated 10 October 1881

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that money I am glad
Mrs Burnham tell me
and So I understand
all about that

My Mother few words
Send to you again now
My Dear white Sister
Mrs Burnham
      how feel
This morning last few
day ago I hear about
you Set by me Your
loving Son David and
read to me your good
letter and So I am
great rejoice in my

Page 6 of letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs Mary Burnham dated 10 October 1881

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heart because I heard
My Kind Sister get well
befor I am very Sorry
to hear My Dear Sister
we have been very Sick
that time I am not
Sorry because you
got very well I am
Sure I love you
because you kind My
Son David also very
kind and good for
me and think all the
time about You
My Dear Son David very
often come to See Me
and visit with me
also teach me right

Page 7 of letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs Mary Burnham dated 10 October 1881

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way and told me
about that he is the
Son of God and he
Say when good people
we go die and go up
heaven No More Sorrow
pain No More Sickness
always very happy with
us Jesus and that
bad people when we
go die and put bad
place because So wicked
and So I understand
I wish good place up
heaven when I go die
Some time My Dear
White Sister Mrs Burnham
what do you think

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about Me You must
tell you Son David
after time he tell Me
most every Sunday
I take long walk down
to Cheyenne Mission
and go to Church and
listen God words from
about three Half miles
here but with Sweat
all dress I don't care
that Sweat long walk
and tired only I want
to hear that History
of Jesus and God that
is all I Say to you

[Written at top of Page 2] My Dear House Mother what do you think this time the Indian chief all want me Interpreter for them every where at Agency You must tell me

Good bye
Your Son

[Written at top left of Page 1] David Pendleton

[Written at top of Page 5] oh I forget
that please
give My
love to
all Your
family

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