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Title Letter [manuscript]: Society Hall, Edinburgh, to Rev. Dr. Morse, 1819 Apr. 1
Author Campbell, John
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter written by John Campbell (Secretary of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge) to Jedidiah Morse (Commissioner of the Society’s Board in Boston) on Apr. 1, 1819 responding to Morse’s earlier communications (Feb.- Mar. 1819) about the best use of the Society’s funds. Morse had proposed to the Society that they transfer their financial support from the failing Indian School at Dartmouth College to southern missions and to a new mission he proposed for the Delawares in the Indiana Territory. Campbell replied in his letter that the Society could not at present redirect the funds allocated to Moor’s Indian School, but approved and partially funded Morse’s plan to personally inspect all Indian tribes with a view toward establishing a new mission in the northwest. Having received the Society’s backing, Morse enlisted the federal government’s support in 1820 to carry out the proposed tour. The letter also includes comment on the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dartmouth College Case and the effect this decision may have on the future allocation of the Society’s funds. Mention is also given to the continued employment of John Sergeant to work among the Stockbridge Indians.
Names Morse, Jedidiah (1761-1826); Sergeant, John (1779-1852); Woodward, William Henry (1774-1818)
Places New Hampshire, Boston, United States; Scotland, United Kingdom
Keywords Christianity, religion, money, school, education, missionary, government, law, court, Moor's Indian Charity School
Theme Missionaries and Education
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT oversize Ayer MS 3033
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue