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This balance sheet, prepared by Baptist missionary Jotham Meeker, outlines the income and expenses of the Ottawa mission during 1842. This mission was located near present-day Ottawa, Kansas. It includes information on expenditures for translations into native languages, native education, interpreters, and the printing office. These funds benefited the Ottawa, Potawatomi, Delaware, and Shawnee Indians residing in Indian Territory.

Creator: Meeker, Jotham, 1804-1855
Date: January 11, 1843

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This visually-appealing balance sheet can be used to illustrate how missionaries allocated their funds. This source could be grouped with other sources dealing with the Ottawa Mission that have been selected for this standard. The column on the left is for debits (Dr) and the right column is for credits (Cr). "Do" is an abbreviation for "ditto."

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Item Number: 210070
Call Number: Jotham Meeker Papers Coll. 439 Box 1,1841-42 Correspondence Folder
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210070

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