Eben Carleton letter seeking forgiveness, Blue Hill, 1829

Contributed by Jonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc.

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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.

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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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Jonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc.
44 Miles Road, Blue Hill, ME 04614
(207) 374-2459
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