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preached from Matt, xxiii. 38. At 11, Rev. William Ryerson preached from 2 Peter iii. 8. At 2. the Rev. A. Prindle preached from Isa. xli. 14. In the evening Rev. Wm. Ryerson preached from Luke xviii. 13, 14. Prayer meetings were held in the intervals of preaching. The power of the Lord was manifest amongst the people, and many began to cry for mercy, and lukewarm professors were quickened in spirit.
Monday, September 1st. — At 8, a. m., mourners were invited to come forward to the altar to be prayed for. Many came and with tears and groans sought the mercy of God, and several professed to find peace to their souls, and five or six joined the Society. We had a most refreshing season at the table of the Lord.
Wednesday 3rd. — My brother John, Peter Jacobs, and about thirty of our people started for the Indian Camp meeting, to be held on Lake Simcoe. Friday next.
Thursday 4th. — Rode from York to the Landing, where we stopped for the night. Elder Case had left this in the morning for Snake Island, where the meeting is to be held.
Friday 5th. — Engaged Mr. P. Squires to take our party to the Island in his sloop. Sailed about 11: owing to contrary winds, we were a long time getting out of the river. Got to the lake about 3 p. m., and when within five miles of the Island, a squall of rain and wind struck us, which split the foot of our main mast, and we were then obliged to haul in the main sail and to run to the land with the jib sail, to prevent further damage. After landing, we pursued our journey on foot and arrived opposite the Island by sun set. We then crossed over to the Island in bark canoes, and found Brother Case and the Indian brethren busily employed in preparing the Camp ground. Brothers John Beatty and E. Smith were also on the Island. Most of the Indians from the Narrows, and elsewhere, had arrived to the number of about three hundred. In the evening