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Jotham Meeker to Rev. Lucius Bolles

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Creator: Meeker, Jotham, 1804-1855

Date: March 11, 1840

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Jotham Meeker Papers Coll. #429, Box 1, 1840 Correspondence Folder

Unit ID: 210065

Summary: This fascinating letter by Baptist missionary Jotham Meeker describes recent Ottawa converts to Christianity and the Ottawa chief Ottowukkee?s passionate stand against further missionary efforts. Apparently, just as Ottowukkee was about to drive the missionaries out of the area, he was struck by a sudden illness. According to Meeker, many of the Ottawa believed his sickness was a sign of God?s judgment. Also, Meeker discusses David Green, a native convert who has joined Meeker as a missionary at the Ottawa Mission (near present-day Ottawa, Kansas). The recipient of this letter, Reverend Lucius Bolles, was Meeker?s contact on the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions.

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Title (Main title): Jotham Meeker to Rev. Lucius Bolles

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