Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 20, 2024

Signer: Draper, Amos G. (1915)
Title of film: The Signing of the Charter of Gallaudet College
Number of segments: 26
ASL English Segment URL
A-P-I-L ONE~THOUSAND EIGHT~HUNDRED SIXTY-FOUR (glitch) PERSEVERE SEEM(2h) SAME AMERICA(rf) CANT(neg) SUCCEED MUST FAIL(nod).It was April, 1864 and the war seemed to spell doom for America.1hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=1
L-I-N-C-O-L-N(assim) WITH TROUBLE PRESSURE MANY+++(circ), FEEL DOUBT, FEEL DONT-KNOW FUTURE SUCCEED(rf) IXtapsTHREE-to-IXtapsTWO FAIL OR DONT-KNOW(exp).Lincoln was burdened with innumberable pressures and plagued with many doubts as to the success or failure of the nation.2hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=2
TROUBLE BUT 3P-POSS SPIRIT HOPE CONTINUE.amidst the troubles, though, hope persevered in his spirit.3hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=3
3P-POSS BELIEVE CONTINUE.He refused to give up.4hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=4
3P-POSS(l-hand) HOPE SUCCEED(rf) CONTINUE STILL(1h).He hoped to see America prevail.5hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=5
IN THAT(2h) HOUR FEEL PROGRESS-UP BRING TO 3P-SELF ONE cl-d-trace:11(large-square-document) 3P-IX WRITE~PUT-DOWN 3P-POSS(rt) NAME PUT-DOWN.In that time of hope, he was presented with a document on which to place his signature.6hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=6
THAT(1h) cl-d-trace:11(document) MEANING ESTABLISH NEW COLLEGE ON DEAF. pose:nodThat document was to establish a new college for the deaf.7hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=7
pn:LINCOLN DONT-KNOW(neg) ABOUT(rf) THAT(2h).President Lincoln had never heard of such an idea.8hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=8
3P-SELF THINKING ABOUT(rf) THAT(2h), THINK ABOUT(rf) COLLEGE DEAF NEW++. He began to ponder the possibility of a new college for the deaf succeeding.9hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=9
DOUBT++.There was much skepticism from others.10hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=10
UNDERSTAND ASK-QUESTION MANY(circ) RELATED WITH DEAF(l-hand) TEACH+ gs:NOTHING(neg), BUT 3P-IX(rf) FEEL BELIEVE STILL(2h).He had no idea of the issues related to the education of the deaf, but he was optimistic.11hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=11
gs:OH-WELL 3P-SELF SAY(1x), So he said:12hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=12
fs:IF 1P-IX fs:COULD TAKE-UP(ctr-to-rt) SEVERAL(2h) HEAVY(int) INSULT++(-to-1P) COME(1h) HERE TO 1P-IX NOW STILL(2h) TIME-PERIOD (false_start) COLLECT TIME-PERIOD HUSH~QUIET THINKING, 1P-IX APPRECIATE SEEK THAT(1h) ASK-QUESTION ABOUT ESTABLISH COLLEGE DEAF. If I could rid myself of the many burdensome issues that face me now, I would like to search out that question of establishing a college for the deaf;13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=13
BUT THAT(2h) CANT+++(neg) B-E.But that cannot be.14hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=14
MUST DECIDE NOW.The decision must be made now.15hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=15
MUST ARRANGE NOW.Plans must be made now.16hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=16
C-O-G-E-S-S END SEEK BEFORE(exp) ABOUT(rf) THAT(2h) ASK-QUESTION, AND 3P-SELF(lt) C-O-G-R-S DECIDE THAT(1h) A-C-T GOOD(2h,int) HELP PROGRESS EARTH HELP TRUE.Congress has searched out the question and has determined that this Act is a good Act and will benefit the earth greatly.17hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=17
NOW FEEL+ THINK APPRECIATE AGREE(-to-rt) WITH THAT(1h,rt) DECIDE.And so I believe that I shall agree with that decision.18hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=18
1P-IX+ FEEL DEAF CAN PROGRESS-UP~LEVEL(exp). I believe the deaf can accomplish what they have set out to do.19hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=19
1P-IX FEEL 3P-POSS(rt) DEAF HOPE++ PROGRESS-UP~LEVEL(exp) ALRIGHT+ GOOD(int). I believe that deaf people''s dream of higher education is right and good.20hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=20
HOPE SEE THAT(1h,rt) SUCCEED.I hope to see them succeed in this endeavor.21hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=21
gs:OH-WELL 1P-IX DECIDE 1P-SELF PUT-DOWN 1P-POSS NAME ON THAT(2h) cl-d-trace:11(document) A-C-T AND 1P-IX HOPE FUTURE TIME-PERIOD SHOW THAT(2h) ALRIGHT.So, I have decided to affix my signature on this Act and am hopeful that future generations will prove it to be right.22hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=22
HOPE DEAF EVERY+++(arc) MALE~FEMALE SEE 1P-POSS DO, FEEL GOOD~SUPERIOR 1P-IX DO GOOD~MOST 1P-IX(rf) CAN D-O, GOOD~SUPERIOR 1P-IX(rf) CAN THINKING THAT(1h) HELP HAPPEN SUCCEED.It is my hope that each deaf person sees my action as the best I can do for them because I believe that this will promote their success.23hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=23
gs:OH-WELL COLLEGE HERE BLESS IN TWO THING.This college is blessed in two ways.24hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=24
FIRST(2h) HAVE 3P-POSS(rt) FIRST(1h) PRESIDENT E-D-W-A-R-D G-L-A-U-D-E-T, ONE (glitch) ONE GOOD STRONG LOOK-AT(2h,split_arc) MAN; First, Edward Gallaudet, a strong, progressive leader and visionary wil be its first president.25hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=25
AND SECOND(2h) BLESS IN HAVE 3P-POSS FIRST(1h) P-A-T-O-N, T-H-E I-L-U-S-T-I-O-U-S L-I-L-O-N, QUIET WITH SEE+++(fwd), BELIEVE(firmly) AND PATIENT~CONTINUE MALE. pose:bowAnd second, it is blessed to have the illustrious Lincoln as its first patron, a quiet, perseverant visionary.26hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&keyid=26