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Letter from Samuel Kirkland to Samuel Philips, 15 October, 1783

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Identifier: yhm-arc-2016-029

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Letter, 1 leaf, dated Blanford, 15th October 1783, from Samuel Kirkland to Samuel Philips, Jr, Esquire, Andover, MA, "favored by Rev. Mr. Crosby." Kirkland says he hopes to visit Philips this autumn, discusses Philips' offer of schooling one of his sons, but is now on his way to visit the Indians in Oneida at their request for a month or so. Hopes for money from the "Scotch Society" (The Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge). Expects to go to Boston after returning from Oneida. Added to Samuel Kirkland Papers as 082b.

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Purchased from the Onondaga Historical Association. Accompanying note states that the letter was presented by Mr. Oscar F. Soule, Oct. 11, 1927.

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  • Creation: 1783-10-15