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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