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Swan to Trowbridge, 7 May 1880, in United States, Office of Indian Affairs, Letters Received by the the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1881, National Archives Microcopy 234, Roll 630 (excerpt), NADP Document D119.
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      Our Sabbath services are well attended even in this month of unusual activity, while I would desire larger numbers at our social meetings, perhaps it might be expecting too much, from those who labor from 10 to 12 hours in the field daily, that they should be present at all our gatherings and especially at this season of the year. The Sabbath School holds its numbers well and calls for encouragement on the part of its' officers and teachers.
      In conclusion, I wish to mention the scarcity of farming implements on this Reservation at the time of my coming here in July last, hardly enough worth mentioning. I am led to wonder how so much of grain and other products was raised here in the almost total absense of farming utensils, such as rakes, hoes, plows, harrows &c &c so indispensable in farming. The past fall, gave us encourageing accessions in that direction, - and falling short of a supply for present use I made quite an extensive purchase in Portland when there recently, enabling a good portion of our farming Indians to ...