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Carey Feb 19th 1828


Rev. & Dear Brother


Enclosed you have our accounts of the Third Quarter ending Nov 30.  In expenditures you will find from Nov. 1 and onward a bill of traveling expenditures amounting to about $46.00 this bill was created in taking four of our pupils to Ohio whare they are now prosecuting their studies at Worthington at the expense of the benevolent of that place.  Your letter of Jan 15 came to hand Br Lykins being here wrote you immediately on the receipt of it.


Let me here say the Board have requested of me what I feel unable to perform with any degree of honour either to my self or the Board.  It would have altogether met my views had they allowed me to labour as heretofore


We have nothing special to communicate at this time our concerns are going on as usual the school is in a good state of improvement though comparatively small, every thing around declares, in order to secure sucess in our labours, and to substantially benefit the people of our charge we must move westward. it would have been gratifying to us, if we could have staid with our people in M. T. but as it is evident that our labours are drawing to a close at this place we seek to stay no longer than an oppertunity will afford to step into a wider field whare our hopes may not be cut off, many of the Indians both here and at Grand River seem disposed to move


We rejoice in the prospect brought to view through the interposition of our Government and hope that we and our worthy patrons may have hope that occation to rejoice in the work of the Lord prospering among these dark and suffering people


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We are led to hope the Lord is visiting us with his smiles and we humbly trust we will be made to rejoice in seeing some follow the Lord in his [ordinanc] of Baptism as soon as an opportunity will [afford] which we hope will be as soon as Br. McCoy returns in Spring, when we hope to have his company a few weeks


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Feb. 19, 1828.

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