History, 1834–1836

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enough to make him warm and comfortable; and also received of the flesh and milk of the flock.
The other eleven received not so much as one kid to make merry with their friends.
These facts with some others, have disqualified my mind for studying the Hebrew language at present, and believing as I do, that I must sink or swim, or in other words take care of myself; I have thought that I should take the most efficient means in my power to get out of debt; and to this end I proposed taking the school. But if I am not thought competent to take the charge of it, or worthy to be placed in that station, I must devise some other means to help myself, althoug[h] having been ordained to that office under your own hands, with a promise that it should not be taken from me.—
conclusion of the whole matter is such, I am willing to continue, and do all I can, provided we can share equal benefits one with the other, and upon no other principles whatever. If one has support from the “public crib” let them all have it. But if I am willing one is pinched, I am willing to be, provided we are all alike.
If the principles of impartiality and equality can be observed by all, I think that I will not peep again
If I am damned it will be for doing what I think is right. There has been two applications made to me, to go into business, since I talked of taking the School. But it is in the world, and I had rather remain in , if I can consistently
All I ask is Right
I am Sir with Respect
Your obt. Servt.
To President J. Smith jr
Geauga Co.
Ohio [p. 153]
enough to make him warm and comfortable; and also received of the flesh and milk of the flock.
The other eleven received not so much as one kid to make merry with their friends.
These facts with some others, have disqualified my mind for studying the Hebrew language at present, and believing as I do, that I must sink or swim, or in other words take care of myself; I have thought that I should take the most efficient means in my power to get out of debt; and to this end I proposed taking the school. But if I am not thought competent to take the charge of it, or worthy to be placed in that station, I must devise some other means to help myself, although having been ordained to that office under your own hands, with a promise that it should not be taken from me.—
conclusion of the whole matter is such, I am willing to continue, and do all I can, provided we can share equal benefits one with the other, and upon no other principles whatever. If one has support from the “public crib” let them all have it. But if one is pinched, I am willing to be, provided we are all alike.
If the principles of impartiality and equality can be observed by all, I think that I will not peep again
If I am damned it will be for doing what I think is right. There has been two applications made to me, to go into business, since I talked of taking the School. But it is in the world, and I had rather remain in , if I can consistently
All I ask is Right
I am Sir with Respect
Your obt. Servt.
To President J. Smith jr
Geauga Co.
Ohio [p. 153]
Page 153