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By Christopher Krentz

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I wish much to arrive at New York. M. Cowperthwaite: How long have you been studying the English language? Answer: I knew almost nothing before my departure from Havre. I had neglected to learn English when I went to London. M. Cowperthwaite: I have seen your journal and I think that you 3. Again, Clerc would alter his plans. He remained in the United States the rest of his life, returning to France for visits on three occasions. LAURENT CLERC 9 make great progress. You have a very good instructor in M.

12. By suggesting that deafness could turn out to be an advantage, Clerc again questions traditional assumptions about deaf peoples’ inferiority. LAURENT CLERC 17 But nothing can correct the infirmities of the bodily organization, such as deafness, blindness, lameness, palsy, crookedness, ugliness. The sight of a beautiful person does not make another so likewise, a blind person does not render another blind. Why then should a deaf person make others so also: Why are we Deaf and Dumb? Is it from the difference of our ears?

12 LAURENT CLERC A: The language of signs is universal, and as simple as nature herself. 6 Q: What is the difference in the manners and habits of the people of this country and those of the French people? A: Your manners and habits seem to me more regular and simple, and consequently more salutary. Those of the French, though less regular and less constant, are nevertheless more elegant and polite, but you improve more and more every day and I hope you will be quite equal to them in a few years.

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