Queries of James Walker as to the State of the Indians

                                                      1835[1]                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Number of Whites and Indians attending his preaching? 

                  Whites: 40 to 100.  Indians: 12-30

Schools? Number of children instructed, Whites and Indians.  

                  Provision for all

What do Whites contribute to his support? 

                  Nothing.

Who do you mean by Overseer? 

                  Removed

Visiting families? White families? How often?  

                  Indians complain that he chiefly visited the Whites settled among Indians

Records of funerals and marriages? 

                  By the different ministers

Sunday Schools? How many attend? Whites and Indians? What is done by them by Society? Who are Teachers? 

                  Two Sunday Schools. That at Meetinghouse Chiefly WhitesSchoolhouse S.S. 28.

Herring Pond? How many there? How at present affected?

Sectarians? Who? How many? Are they on the increase or decrease?

Apes?  What has he done? What is he doing now? and with what success?

What has been the affect of the change in the civil affairs of the Indians in regard to Mr. Fish's church and preaching?

Indians at Vineyard?

Indians who are friends to Mr. Fish? Who? How many?

Of what character?

Pure-blooded Indians? Are there any? How many? Who?

Circumstances of Mr. Fish at present? His past remunerations?

Apes's party how numerous? And of what sort of people composed?

Terms of settlement of Mr Fish? What? To obtain a copy.

Schools?– How many? How many children attend? How many do not? How many cannot read? Or write?

Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society Volume 3rd of 2nd Series, containing description of Marshpee[2]

Call upon Hallett[3] for evidence.  Call to Mr. Marston[4].

Lemuel Ewen, Esq., South Sandwich

Honorable J. J. Fiske[5]

Endorsement:

Dr. Walker's Queries as to Clerk of the Indians, 1835   

Cataloguing:

57

Miscellaneous:

                                                                       

175

375

375

925

340

585                                                              

26 ft. 6 in 26 ||

 32

24 ft

28

52

256

48

64

120

896

124

                 

20

6

30

25

10

15

6

15

127                          

4 feet 15 inches

7 feet  9 inches

 

[1] Editorial Note: Text provided in italics represents answers written in pencil to James Walker's original written queries.  Comparison of the handwriting indicates that Walker wrote both.

[2] Within that volume, two articles about Mashpee appeared: A Description of Mashpee, in the County of Barnstable.  September 16th, 1802(pp. 1-12)and Report of a Committee on the State of the Indians in Mashpee and Parts Adjacent (c. 1767, pp. 12-19).

[3] Benjamin F. Hallett

[4] Charles Marston

[5] Josiah Fiske