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considered as the most savage in Jan. 27.-We were disturbed, soon
I could not but contemplate the head, as a fond Father would do a
in the evening, when I married two Jan. 25,1821.–The men, who accom- Couple and baptized several Children, panied us from Brandon House as Addressed about forly persons, on guards, left us this morning; as we the subjects of Baptism and Marriage. were informed that the Band of In- Afterward, an elderly man came to dians whom we feared were gone con me, and said that he had lived a long siderably to the north of our track. while in the country in a bad way, Saw vast numbers of buffaloes graz- and hoped that I would marry him ing on the plains near us. Soon after and baptize his seven children. After it was dark, we were considerably the Service, I distributed some Bibles alarmed at our Encampment, in hear- and Testaments, with 'Tracts, among ing the Indians drumming and danc. the people. ing a short distance from us in the Jan. 29.--Met again for Divine woods: we immediately nearly extin. Worship. Married Three Couple and guished our fire; and lay down with our baptized several Children and Adults, guns under our heads, with consider after having publicly and privately able appreheosion that they had seen told them of the Divine institution, our fire before we heard them, and the nature, and the use of Baptism to would visit us during the night. the Christian.
When an Indian designs an attack, Jan. 30.—Left Qu'appelle, on my he comes upon you, as has been justly return to Red River. Came to an observed, like a Fox, attacks like a Encampment of Indians, engaged as Tiger, and flies from you like a Bird. Hunters by the Hudson's Bay Com
Jan. 26.- What with the melan- pany. Was received by them with choly howling of the wolves, and the great attention : they made me a bed expectation of a visit from the Indians, with their best robe, in their tent, at I had but little rest. We started a night. If I had had an Establishment long while before break-of-day, to for the reception of Children to eduprevent the Indians seeing us. Thank catc at Red River, I have no doubt God, we escaped them altogether; but I could have obtained some from for had they had not done us personal them for this purpose. injury, they would probably have The more I see of the Indian Chabeen very troublesome, in seizing racter, the less sanguine am I of much our guns and the little property which impression being made upon them, we had with us. As we proceed, we while wandering from evil to evil in continue to see vast herds of buffaloes. their ignorance; and from the great
variety and difficulty of their lan- of the Settlement, a distance of about guages, a
and the consequenthindrances 80 miles. Arrived at the Salt Springs; to obtaining them. But I see a vast and, having waited a few hours, profield presenting itself, calling for Bri- ceeded on our journey, so as to reach tish Liberality, in the most extensive Fort Daar, Pembina, the next mornprospect of usefulness in the educa- ing to breakfast; so expeditiously tion of their Children.
will the dogs drag the Cariole when Jan. 31, 1821.-Having an extensive there is a good track. plain to cross, and the snow being March 14. Attended a Meeting drifted, one of the men has been obliged of the principal Inhabitants, to take to walk nearly the whole of the day in into consideration the present state snow-shoes, to make a track for the of the country, as rumours are afloat dogs. The whole scene around us of an intended attack, by the Indians, was animated with vast herds of buf
on the Settlement, during the Spring. faloes, attended by their enemies the Last Summer a War Party, from the wolves, which follow to attack the Mississippi, killed and scalped a Boy weary and the wounded.
within a short distance of the Fort Feb. 1.–We stopped to breakfast where we were assembled ; and left a in a creek, where two Indians had painted stick, crossed over his manjust shot a buffalo ; and who eat, I gled body, as a supposed indication perceived, some of the raw parts of that they would return again. the animal.
March 18, Sunday.-Preached to a Feb. 2.—The night has been in- considerable number of persons, astensely cold.
Arrived at Brandon sembled at Fort Daar for Divine House about two o'clock,
Worship. I fear the character of Feb. 4, Sunday. The people_as- all around me is become deeply desembled morning and evening. Dis- graded. tributed Bibles and Testaments, with March 19.Went to the plains, some Tracts, among them.
and was surprised to see with wbat Feb, 5.Left Brandon House.
agility the Half-Breeds pursue the Feb. 8.-Started before. day-light. buffaloes, and kill them from the The rising sun, with the magnificent bands. scene of nature opening gradually to March 22.-Returned to the Farın, my view this morning, was most im- from Pembina. pressive. The heavens, indeed, de
April 1, Sunday. Married four clare the glory of God, while day unto Couple on Friday last, at the Hudday ultereth speech: but the voice of son's Bay Company's Post, where God is not heard among the Heathen; nearly all the English Half-Breeds and the Name appears to be known were assembled.
So passionately among the Europeans, chiefly to be fond are they of Dancing, that they profaned!
continued to dance almost incesFeb. 9.– Though the wind drifted santly, from about two o'clock on the snow this morning like a thick Friday Afternoon till late on Saturfog over the plains, we persevered in day Night. To-day Fort Douglas our journey, and reached the Farm
was almost thronged with them to about four o'clock, with grateful attend Divine Service. I endeathanks to Almighty God for protect- voured to address them with simpliing me through a perilous journey city and godly sincerity. They were of between 500 and 600 miles, drawn very attentive and orderly; but I hy dogs over the snow, through a fear, from their talking principally most wilderness part of North Ame- the Indian Language, that they did rica.
not understand a great deal of my March 18. – Left the Farm, in Discourse. a Cariole, for Pembina, the upper part April 29, Sunday.--Could not cross
the river, from its being still blocked May 22.-All the Settlers inet, this up with ice. Assembled the Com- morning, at Fort Douglas, to conpany's Servants at the Farm, both sider of a Petition to His Majesty morning and afternoon, for Divine for British Protection, and the apWorship. Felt considerably de- pointment of Magistrates. pressed at not seeing some fruit of my May 25. — By the arrival of the Miöistry among the Settlers. Though boats from Qu'appelle, I received I trust some little outward reforma- another Indian Boy, about seven tion has taken place, with regard to years of age, from the circumstance the Sabbath; yet I see not the least of having noticed him when I stopped hopeful change from a state of nature with the Indian Hunters in their to that of grace. My soul is with tents, during my trip to Beaver the Indians, for the introduction of Creek in the winter. Soon after I Christianity among them.
left these Indians, the Father of the May 18, 1821. - The Red River, Boy observed, that, as I stood between being in the centre of British America, the Great Spirit and them, he could appears to me to present a most desi- refuse me nothing, and would send rable spot for a Missionary Establish me his Boy. Just before the boats ment; from whence, under Divine left the Post, he brought the Boy, blessing, Christianity may be ex- and requested that he might be given tended throughout this vast and to me. I am in daily expectation of hitherto neglected territory.
two more, who are on their way to May 20, Sunday.-More than 100 me from the Sioux Country, and persons assembled at the Fort, this have the promise of some of the Chilmorning, for Divine Worship; and I dren of the Scoulteaux Chief Pigwis, had all the Children of the School, when I can receive them. I have about 30, for public examination in twelve men employed in building the the “Chief Truths of the Christian School-House; and hope, in the Religion,” and “Lewis's Catechism.” course of the month, to have it so They gave their answers with much far finished as to be able to receive satisfaction to all parties.
Extract of a Letter from the Rev. John West. York Factory, Hudson's Bay, Sept, 6, 1891. would seek to establish a School or
I am proceeding in the san. Schools for the Native Children, even guine hope of forming a Native in the Indian Villages near the Rocky School-Establishment at Red River; Mountains. We have regular comand often view the building with munication with that part of the lively interest, as the land-mark of country every Spring ; and an Officer Christianity, in a vast wilderness of has just given me a pleasing and enHeathenism. I hope to complete it couraging account of these Indians, early in Spring for the reception of as baving great respect for White as many Native Indian Children, as Men, and as living in a way that British Benevolence will encourage borders on civilization. Christians, me to take: they are waiting for who have the love of Christ in their admission. In fact, so wide does hearts, will not, cannot, cease from the field now open before me for ACTIVE benevolence and earnest praycultivation, that I cannot but ex ers for Missionaries, when so many claim, “Funds, Funds! and Fellow thousands are perishing for lack of labourers !" Had I these at com. koowledge, even in this wild range mand, I would tread hard upon the of country, and where a highway is heels of Commerce; and, through opened to shew unto them the path the assistance that might be afforded of life. me by the Hudsou's Bay Company, I The Young Man who came out
with me last year, fully answers my will come out in the ship next year, expectation ; and is going to be mar if I am encouraged in the establishried to a pious Young Woman, who ment.
Constitution of the Society.
scriptions, to which of the objects, Right Rev. William White, d.d. Domestic or Foreign, they desire Vice-Presidents.
their contributions to be applied. If Right Rev. John Henry Hobart, d.d no specification be made, the Board Right Rev. Alexander Viets Gris- of Directors may apply them to either, wold, D.D.
or both, at their discretion. Right Rev. Richard Channing Moore,
The Society shall meet triennially,
Convention shall hold its Session. The
A Sermon shall be preached, and a
of the Society, at such time, during ART. I.
the Session of the Convention, as may This Institution shall be denomi. be determined at the Annual Meetaated the “ Domestic and Foreign ing: the Preacher to be appointed by Missionary Society of the Protestant the House of Bishops. Episcopal Church, in the United States
ART. IV. of America.”
The Presiding Bishop of this Church ART II,
shall be President of the Society-the It shall be composed of the Bishops other Bishops, according to seniority, of the Protestant Episcopal Church, Vice-Presidents. There shall be two and of the Members of the House of Secretaries, and twenty-four DirecClerical and Lay Deputies of the Ge- lors, who shall be chosen, by ballot, neral Convention of said Church, for at each meeting. the time being ; and of such other
ART. V. persons, as shall contribute, by sub
The Directors, together with the scription, three dollars or more, an- President, Vice-Presidents, and Papually to the objects of the Institu- trons of the Society-who shall, extion, during the continuance of such officio, be Directors shall compose contributions ; and of such as shall
a body to be denominated the Board contribute at once thirty dollars, of Directors of the Domestic and which contribution shall constitute Foreign Missionary Society of the them Members for Life.
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Members who pay fifty dollars, on United States of America. They subscribing, shall be denomioated Pa- shall meet annually in the city of trons of the Society.
Philadelphia, except in the year of It shall be the privilege of the sub- the meeting of the General Convenscribers, to designate, on their sub- tion, when they shall assemble at the
place of the meeting thereof. Nine Twenty per cent of all monies members of the Board of Directors which shall be contributed to carry shall be necessary to constitute a into effect the objects of the Instituquorum to do business,
tion, shall be vested by the Trustees, The meetings of the Board of Di- in their own names, as Officers of the rectors shall always be opened with Society, in some safe and productive using a Form of Prayer to be set stock, to constitute a permanent fund. forth by the House of Bishops for The residue of the contributions, that purpose, or one or more suitable with the interest arising from the perprayers selected from the Liturgy. manent fund, shall be appropriated to Art. VI.
the objects, for which the Society At the Annual Meetings, all Mis was formed. sionary Stations, appointments of
Art. VIII. Missionaries, and appropriations of The Board of Directors, at their money, and all by-laws necessary for Annual Meetings, shall take such their own government and for con measures as they may deem proper, ducting the affairs of the Missions, to establish Auxiliary Societies in shall be made ; provided, that all ap- any Diocese, with the advice and pointments of Missionaries shall be consent of the Bishop of the same with the approbation of the Bishops to secure patronage—and to enlarge present. Special Meetings may be the funds of the Institution. The called by the President, or by one of Bishop of every Divcese shall be the Vice-Presidents, as often as may President of the Auxiliary Societies be necessary to carry into effect the organized within it. Resolutions adopted at the Annual
ART. IX. Meetings of the Board ; at which In
Diocese or District where Special Meetings, SEVEN members, there is a Bishop or Ecclesiastical including the President or one of the Body duly constituted under the Vice-Presidents, shall be a quorum authority of the Convention of the to transact business.
same for Missionary Purposes, aid The Board of Directors, whether may be given in money; but the apat their Annual or Special Meetings, pointment of the Missionary shall may appoint such Committees as
rest with the Bishop or Ecclesiastical may be necessary or useful.
Body aforesaid. He shall act under Art. VII.
their direction ; and shall render to There shall be annually appointed them a report of his proceedings, a Treasurer and two Members of the copies of which shall be forwarded to Society, who, together, shall be term- this Society. ed Trustees of the permanent fund.
Art. X. The Treasurer shall receive all con. The Board of Directors shall, at tributions which shall be made to the every Meeting of the Society, preSociety, and enter them in detail ; sent a detailed Report of their Prodistinguishing between what may be ceedings; which, if approved and contributed for Domestic and what adopted by the Society, shall, on the for Foreign purposes, if any such next day, be presented by their Presidistinction should be made; and pre- dent, to the General Convention, as sent a statement of his accounts an the Report of the Society. nually, or oftener, if required, to the
Art. XI. Board of Directors. He shall not The present Convention shall elect, pay monies unless on an order from by ballot, the twenty-four Direetors the Board, signed by the President; and the two Secretaries, provided for or, in his absence, by the senior Vice- by the Fourth Article, to act till the President, who may attend the meet- first stated Meeting of the Society: ing, when such order is given. and the first Meeting of the Board