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Letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Little Medicine
October 7, 1878

Page 1 of letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Little Medicine dated 7 October 1878

House of the Good Shepherd
Syracuse, N.Y. Oct 7 1878

My Dear brother Little Medicine

—I was
very glad. Many kind friends. White people
good to me. I am very happy. My good
friends all white people. Every day I am
very glad. I like to be a good man.
Many good white people. big church house.
Bishop baptised me. Christian name
give me. I am very well. Dear Jesus.
God gives me good head, good heart,
good speak. good everything. Every day
my heart so glad. A long time my
name Making Medicine. Now my
Xn 1 name David Pendleton. Every
day I am very well. My heart so
glad. Oh I hope just the same
you all will be very soon.

      Make nice moccasins.
I want nice moccasins you give
me. Dear House Mother.2 Very





Page 2 of letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Little Medicine dated 7 October 1878

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nice woman. House Mother very
kind & good to me. I am so glad
Many kind friends. White people
Every day I am very happy. I stay
a long time three years no see
my Mother brother Cousin Sisters
all my Indian friends, not forget
you. I love you all. O my dear
wife I not forget. I love you.
I think my boy well. Long walk.
Stay happy. I think so. Dear John
D Miles well. I sent two dollars
to you. I hope you well. All
Mother brothers. You John D Miles
tell this mother brothers every day.
I am very well. My heart happy.
I write you this letter

very nice day – good bye
Yr friend

David Pendleton

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