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Monday 21 Sat down to teach some Shawnee pupils, in order to ascertain what length of time is required to learn to read on the new system. Commenced 20 minutes past 2 oclock P.M.
Tuesday left my pupils in charge of DeShane & rode6 miles to see a sick Shawnee, Prescribed and returned by printing office. Had an interview with Brethren Barker and Pratte on the subject of my Hymns in Shawnee which

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have been standing 2 weeks in Type- with proof read. The interview was unpleasant such as to increase my fear of human nature.
About Sundown reached home & found 2 Indians in waiting for medicine & medical advice. Prescribed & furnished the medicine
Resumed my teaching.
Wednesday 23. At 2 o clock P.M. closed the effort with my pupils having taught them nearly 2 days. One reads easy the other with more difficulty Took them to Mr. McCoys who examined their progress Returned after dark to my house after having presented each of the pupils with Matthews gospel

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Thursday 24. Sat down to my translation. Made 41 Verses am now on the 19th chapter
Friday 25. Made 42 verses in Translation.
Sat. 26 Translating on Wednesday paid James $4. Same day paid DeShane six dollars. Have spent 3 days this week on Translation in all 17 1/2 days
Sun. 27. At mission. Spoke from Luke 15-15
Monday 28. Translating. gave a poor man order $5.62[XX] to release attached property.

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March 1 Tues Translating Mr. Corban commenced work at 12 pr mo wrote 2 letters by candlelight M.
Wednesday 2. Rode all day on church comittee Returned at night sick
Thursday. 5 Before 5, was called to see a sick man, an aged Shawnee. Found him in great danger as well as suffering Remained with him plying medicine until 3 o clock Returned deeply sympathizing with the poor sufferer who perhaps will die unprepared Resumed my writing in Potawatomie
Friday 4. Engaged all day translation at dark called on to visit the sick man named above

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Sat 5. Expecting to find my poor Shawnee friend dead, I rode to dwelling & was agreeably disappointed. His case however very critical.
The balance of the day in attendance at the Church meeting Have this week spent 3 days translating in all 20 1/2 days in
Sunday 6. A the house of sick man mentioned above. Have some hopes of his recovery Feelings depressed.
At night had with us 3 native members. After prayer and a season of singing & when all had retired but myself & wife an aged Indian sister now bhind of whose lodgings had been prepared in our room, after

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