British Guiana Boundary; Arbitration with the United States of Venezuela. the Case [And Appendix] on Behalf of the Government of Her Britannic Majesty Volume 6-7

British Guiana Boundary; Arbitration with the United States of Venezuela. the Case [And Appendix] on Behalf of the Government of Her Britannic Majesty Volume 6-7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...Mazaruni and Essequibo, and the Missionary, the Rev. J. H. Bernau, joined in their welcome. The mission over which this worthy man presides was founded by the Church Missionary Society about the ear 1831, and Mr. Bemau commenced his labours in 1837, since which time improvements liave followed successively. The Mission now consists of about 120 inhabitants, who are all located in neat cottages surrounded by gardens and provision grounds. I am too well acquainted with the Indian character to expect a. perfect reform in the adult Indians, and the missionary has no doubt reaped a similar experience. His chief object is, therefore, to inculcate in the minds of the youth E entrusted to his care religious precepts, the benefits of industry and civilization; and in this his labours are successful. '1 he school is attended by from 40 to 50 children, mostly Indians. Some of the latter (I think twenty-four) are maintained by the Mission, and instructed in the normal' school, that they may hereafter return among their tribes and relations and assist in working out the great objects of conversion and civilization. Their progress is, indeed, encouraging. bome of them, in the short space of four months, have learned to read and to write; and the copy-books which I saw would not have dishonoured an European school of even higher pretensions. One of the boys, an Arawaak, had advanced to the Rule of Three in arithmetic. Their psalmody is sweet, and when on the evening of our arrival, we attended prayers, we were much pleased with the attention they paid to the exhortations of their religious teacher. Mr. Bernau's great plan is to induce the Indian parents who live at any distance from the Mission to send to him their children when only four or...show more

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  • Paperback | 482 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 853g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236910915
  • 9781236910912