A Continuation of the Narrative of the Indian Charity-School, in Lebanon in Connecticut, New England; Founded and Carried on by the Revd. Dr. Eleazar Wheelock

A Continuation of the Narrative of the Indian Charity-School, in Lebanon in Connecticut, New England; Founded and Carried on by the Revd. Dr. Eleazar Wheelock

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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. 1769 edition. Excerpt: ...Drunkennefs, and to which we join our Influence and Strength. "Father, "Father, go on; teach, exhort and correct your Children; you know their Weaknefs and Ignorance, little Children indeed! Vifit every Family as often as you can, and fo be conftantly feeding your Children with the Word of Life, not only upon the Sabbaths (or one Day in feven) but every Day; and perhaps in a little while (how long God only knows) you will have great Joy, to fee your Children walking in the ftrait Path that leads to Heaven. "The Chiefs of Old Onoida have defired that we worftiip God together, every other Sabbath at that Place; to which we readily agreed on our Part, not doubting our Father would be of the fame Mind. Father, we defire once more to renew our Confeffions and Repentance as in the Prefence of God, and to begin a new Life. Father, help us by your Prayers, and conftantly watch over us." Thefe are the principal and leading Sentences of a Speech an Hour in length. Before I had time to utter a Word by way of Reply, Thomas (beforementioned) defired to fpeak a few Words, and gave a moft judicious and ftriking Exhortation. The Tears foon ran from many Eyes which were before quite dry. I never heard Words flow more eafy, or with greater Propriety from any Man in my Life. I was conftrained to fay in my own Mind, that "never any Indian fpake like that Man;" and indeed, from the uncommon Solemnity which ran through the whole of this Tranfaction, I was conftrained to fay, that "Goo was with them of a "Truth." The Place appeared holy and awful. Many of the poor Creatures profefled to me, that they never faw nor felt fuch a Day; it feemed to them that the Great God (to ufe their Stile) was juft by, taking Notice not only...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236601815
  • 9781236601810