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Identified Persons

Ambrose; Major Edmond Mallet

Identified Places

Tulalip Indian School; Tulalip Mission

Author

Ambrose

Recipient

Major Edmond Mallet

Approximate Date

January 1, 1877

Original Item Medium

Correspondence

Accession Number

2013.001.083

Folder Name

Tulalip_Agency,_Washington_Territory

Language

English

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Tulalip Mission School, Jan. 1st 1877. To Major E.J. Mallet Indian Agent, W.T. Dear Sir! I take the pleasure of writing a few lines to you to express my most profound respect and hearty thanks towards you. I feel very grateful towards you, dear sir, for having been so kind as to appoint me your interpreter. I therefore promise that I will serve your faithfully as much as possible by and through the grace of God. This being the happy occasion of New Year's day I feel very happy and wish you a merry, happy and blessed New Year May God bless your endeavors [page 2] for the civilization of the poor Indians of this place, and may you see many a happy New Year, is the fervent wish and prayer of your Most obedient servant Ambrose

Letter from American Indian child to Indian Agent Mallet

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Keywords

Native American Schools, Native American Reservations