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" We are, however, not the less obliged by your kind offer, though we decline accepting it; and to show our grateful sense of it, if the gentlemen of Virginia will send us a dozen of their sons, we will take great care of their education, instruct them... "
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by Benjamin Franklin - 1804 - 59 pages
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The New Success : Marden's Magazine, Volume 5

Success - 1921
...short, they were totally good for nothing. "If the gentlemen of Virginia," said the Indians in reply, "will send us a dozen of their sons, we will take...instruct them in all we know, and make men of them." They believed that the glory of the young man was in his strength, in his skill in hunting and doing...
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Some Makers of American Literature

William Lyon Phelps - American literature - 1923 - 187 pages
...Manners differ from ours, which we think the Perfection of Civility; they think the same of theirs. . . . Having frequent Occasions to hold public Councils,...acquired great Order and Decency in conducting them. . . . He that would speak, rises. The rest observe a profound Silence. When he has finish'd and sits...
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Survey of Conditions of the Indians in the United States ..., Parts 16-17

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Indian Affairs - Indians of North America - 1929 - 23069 pages
...are, however, not the less obliged by your kind ofïer, though we decline accepting it; and to show our grateful sense of it, if the gentlemen of Virginia will send ns a dozen of their sons, we will take great care of their education, instruct them In all we know,...
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When in Rome: An Introduction to Relativism and Knowledge

Nancy L. Gifford - Philosophy - 1983 - 159 pages
...fit for Hunters, Warriors, nor Counsellors, they were totally good for nothing. . . . We will take Care of their Education, instruct them in all we know, and make Men of them. 4 The lesson should be clear. If we wish to genuinely understand and come to know other cultures, we...
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Department of the Interior and related agencies appropriations for ..., Part 6

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Department of the Interior and Related Agencies - United States - 1985
...woods ... totally good for nothing. We are, however, .. .obliged by your kind offer... and, to show our grateful sense of it, if the gentlemen of Virginia will send us a dozen of their sons, we will ... instruct them in all we know, and make men of them." Wisconsin 1872; "Prom many efforts that have...
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Indian Education in Canada: The Challenge

Jean Barman, Yvonne M. Hébert, Don McCaskill - Education - 1986 - 265 pages
...We are however not the less obliged by your kind offer, though we decline accepting it. And to show our grateful sense of it, if the Gentlemen of Virginia...education, instruct them in all we know, and make men of them.1 These remarks, made by Red Jacket of the Senecas in l744, ring as true today as then. The needs...
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Ecological Revolutions: Nature, Gender, and Science in New England

Carolyn Merchant - Nature - 1989 - 379 pages
...We are, however, not the less obliged by your kind offer, tho' we decline accepting it; and, to show our grateful sense of it, if the gentlemen of Virginia...education, instruct them in all we know, and make men of them.90 The downfall of the Indians' memorized oral tradition and its replacement by a European system...
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American Indian Tribal Governments

Sharon O'Brien - Social Science - 1993 - 368 pages
...grateful Sense of it, if the Gentlemen of Virginia shall send us a Dozen of their Sons, we will take care of their Education, instruct them in all we know, and make Men of them. Conassatego, of the Iroquois League, replying to an offer by the Virginia Legislature to the Six Nations,...
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Native American Wisdom

Kent Nerburn, Louise Mengelkoch - Philosophy - 1991 - 109 pages
...offer, though we decline accepting it. To show our gratefulness, if the gentlemen of Virginia shall send us a dozen of their sons, we will take great care with their education, instruct them in all we know, and make men of them. Canassatego Treaty of Lancaster...
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Teaching American Indian Students

Jon Allan Reyhner - Social Science - 1994 - 328 pages
...We are however not the less obliged by your kind Offer, though we decline accepting it: And to show our grateful sense of it, if the Gentlemen of Virginia...instruct them in all we know, and make Men of them. (Franklin 1784, 21-22) Because of the expense of Indian wars and the desire to preserve a profitable...
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