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Mason Cogswell To Samuel Akerly, October 15, 1821

From: Letters By Mason Cogswell
Creator: Mason F. Cogswell (author)
Date: October 15, 1821
Publication: Father and Daughter: A Collection of Cogswell Family Letters and Diaries (1772-1830)
Publisher: American School for the Deaf
Source: Yale Medical Library

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From Hartford -- Oct. 15, 1821


The peculiar circumstances under which your Institution commenced, the Principal you first employed and the entirely different mode of instruction which you at first adopted, rendered it not only useless and inexpedient, but absolutly forbid us from holding any intercourse respecting the deaf and dumb, however much we might have wished it. Now that your Institution has found a new character and you have come forward with friendly advances we willingly accept your proferred kindness and wish you every success.