Missionary Records; North America Volume N . 4

Missionary Records; North America Volume N . 4

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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. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...a perfect paradise; and, unfortunately, they were too successful in making an impression on the minds of some who were unacquainted with their artifice and cunning. This occasioned the brethren great perplexity and distress, but yet they determined not to follow the savages, unless by compulsion; that so, if the congregation were involved in ruin, they might not have to reproach themselves on account of it. The half-king of the Hurons, it is probable, would not have urged the proposal further, had he not been pressed by captain Pipe, and the English officer, to employ coercive, and even violent measures; alleging that, if he returned to Detroit without the missionaries, the governor would be highly dissatisfied. Besides, some of the congregation proved unfaithful; and even insinuated to the savages, that if they only seized upon the brethren, and carried them off, the rest of the people would quickly follow. Others, again, were so simple, that when asked, whether they would go with the half-king, they replied: "We look to our teachers; what they do, we will do likewise." Thus the whole blame fell upon the missionaries, who, in consequence, became the chief objects of the resentment of the savages. The heads of the party had several consultations, in which, as some of them afterwards related, they resolved to murder all the white brethren and sisters, and likewise the Indian assistants. Before, however, they carried their bloody design into execution, they wished to know the opinion of a common warrior, who was much esteemed among them as a sorcerer; and as he was decidedly against the proposal, and even threatened them with his displeasure if they persisted in it, they deferred it for the present. The savages, however, now...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236568893
  • 9781236568892