Into Slavery: Racial Decisions in the Virginia Colony

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Indian Education, Connecticut, 1654

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Whereas, notwithstanding former provision made for the conveyance of the knowledge of God to the natives amongst us, little hath hitherto been attended through want of an able interpreter, this Court being earnestly desirous to promote and further what lies in them a work of that nature, wherein the glory of God and the everlasting welfare of those poor, lost, naked sons of Adam is so deeply concerned, do order that Thomas Mynor, of Pequot, shall be wrote unto from this Court and desired that he would forthwith send his son, John Mynor, to Hartford, where this Court will provide for his maintenance and schooling, to the end he may be for the present assistant to such elder, elders or others, as this Court shall appoint to interpret the things of God to them as he shall be directed, and in the meantime to fit himself to be instrumental that way as God shall fit and incline him thereunto for the future.

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From: Elsie W. Clews, Educational Legislation and Administration of the Colonial Governments ( New York: Macmillan Co., 1899), p. 111.

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