A Mighty Change: An Anthology of Deaf American Writing, by Christopher Krentz

By Christopher Krentz

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When I finished my first day, I presented it to Mr. Gallaudet, praying him to correct it. He did it with his ordinary kindness. Afterwards I wrote my work fair in my stitched book. Saturday, June the 22nd. I passed all the morning up on deck to write my diary of the preceding days, and all the evening to talk with M. Gallaudet, who, at my request, gave me the description of an American dinner, of a marriage, and of the manners and customs of the inhabitants of that country; so that in arriving thither I may be familiar with them, and that the people may take me for a true American citizen and not for a stranger.

He was also taught by the school’s director, Abbe´ Roch Ambroise Sicard. Clerc completed his studies in eight years and proved himself brilliant. He became a tutor at the school, and later began teaching the highest class. In 1808, Clerc had the opportunity to go to St. Petersburg, Russia, to help run a new school for deaf students. The proposed director of the school, Jean-Baptiste Jauffret, knew little of deaf people or sign language, so Clerc urged Sicard to let him accompany Jauffret to Russia.

If the deaf and dumb become happy, it will be your joy to see that it is the effect of your generosity, and they will preserve the remembrance of it as long as they live, and your reward will be heaven. Responding to Questions from the Audience In November 1816, Clerc and Gallaudet traveled to Albany, New York, to raise funds for the proposed school for deaf students. Clerc gave a short address in the capitol to legislators, prominent citizens, and people from all over the state. Afterwards they asked him many questions.

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