Contributed by Jonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc.
This letter titled "Eben Carleton's Confession" was written for Carleton by the Rev. Jonathan Fisher.
It reads, "I, the Subscriber, acknowledge that a few weeks ago, at the trial of the speed of a couple of horses, without due consideration I laid a small bet upon one of them; I am now sensible that it was unbecoming a Christian Professor to do it; that it is of a tendency to encourage a species of gaming, injurious to the morals of religion of a christian community.
"I ask forgiveness of God and of this church for this wrong; I pray that I may be more watchful and circumspect in the time to come."
It was signed by Eben Carleton and dated July 18, 1829.
About This Item
- Title: Eben Carleton letter seeking forgiveness, Blue Hill, 1829
- Creator: Fisher, Jonathan
- Creation Date: 1829-07-18
- Subject Date: 1829
- Town: Blue Hill
- County: Hancock
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 20 cm x 15 cm
- Local Code: 2004-001-140
- Object Type: Text
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Horse racing--Maine
- Gamblers--Maine--Blue Hill
- Christianity--Maine--Blue Hill
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44 Miles Road, Blue Hill, ME 04614
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