Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the Year Volume 3, PT. 1

Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the Year Volume 3, PT. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...of these, the French were left in the greatest anxiety and uncertainty as to his fate. Months rolled by, and no tidings reached them: at last, almost at the same time, they heard from some Hurons, who had escaped from the Mohawk, an account of his death, and received letters from Governor Kieft which confirmed it. The Indian account, as preserved in the manuscript of Father Buteux and Father De Quen, is, that when the missionary was within two days' march of the castles, that is, half way between Lake George and the Mohawk, he was met by a war party out against the French. The missionary and his companion were immediately seized, and in spite of his remonstrances stripped and beaten: they then turned homeward, and Father Jogues was again led naked into Gandawagu6, f the place of his former captivity. Blows were mingled with threats of death on the morrow. "You shall not be burned," they cried; "you shall die beneath our hatchets, and your heads shall be fixed on our palisades, to show your brethren whom we take." In vain did he endeavor to show them the injustice of treating him as an enemy, when he came the messenger of peace: deaf to the voice of reason, and blinded by superstition, they began their butchery. Slicing off the flesh from his arms and back, they cried, "Let us see whether this white flesh is the flesh of an Otkon." "I am but a man like yourselves," replied the dauntless missionary, "though I fear not Decision in the Superior's journal. f Thus do all the French Relations from this time name the place of his death: it is the same as Caughawaga, and means "at the rapids.' Father Poncct, in the narrative of his captivity on the Mohawk, makes the place of Goupil's death that of Jogues'...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236592514
  • 9781236592514