Oct. 27. Our school has partially been in operation for some time, but on account of not being authorized to furnish a meal a day (as others do) for the scholars, the school has not been properly put into operations. Having written the Board on the subject, an answer was received to day, in which the Board direct us to ?try? and get along without feeding the children at all.? This decision of the Board, has greatly disappointed us. Its effect upon us as missionaries, & upon
the school business will be unhappy in the extreme. Believing that the school cannot be conducted on that plan, the Missionaries united in communication on the subject.
The Methodist Missionaries were forced into the [XXXXX] of feeding their pupils once a day, & it will be impossible for us to do otherwise and succeed with the school. Indeed the children have not anything that they can bring with them if they were so disposed. & besides where their parents feel so little interest in their attending the school [XXXXX] inducement, is necessary [XXXXX]