and all are making marked progress.
During the Spring & Summer months we have three classes of
natives at the place, Crees, Chipewyans, and Eskimos; Crees
and Chipewyans have books in their own languages and by far
the greater part both read & write well; the Eskimos are also
learning to read; during the past four years we have regularly
taken into our own house one of the natives, Chipewyans or Eskimo
given them a year's training and let them return to their own
people, in this way we hope to gain much influence.
In the Summer of 1892 the Missionary visited the Eskimos
at Marble Island, and along the coast, during that trip, he came
in contact with fully 500 Eskimos.
Whenever the Indians or Eskimos are in we have regular school
and services with them and they greatly appreciate and I believe
are being benefitted by these.
The Mission schools etc., are supported entirely by the C.M.S. &
by English friends, no aid of any kind being received either from
Canadian people or Government; tho' all our people are taxed
with the heavy duty on imported goods
We should be deeply grateful if any assistance could be rendered
either by way of providing school material or a small grant