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tian religion. We landed and took refreshment at the old fort on the Island of St. Joseph's, where he found abundance of strawberries. We got to De Tour by 5 o'clock in the afternoon, where we were obliged to lay all night, on account of the head wind. On the spot where we landed Brother Sunday pointed out to us where he used to hold meetings with a parcel of Indians, two or three years ago; and said that they listened with attention and offered their children for baptism. Sunday did not know what became of these Indians, having never seen them since. Here we found the frame of a juggler's house, made in the form of a sugar loaf, of about seven feet high, and about three feet in diameter at the bottom. The poor superstitious Indians put great dependance on the prognostications of these jugglers.
Friday 12th. — By sunrise we were up, and after taking breakfast, we again pursued our voyage, having a calm most of the day. Our route was now on the north side of the Mannitoolin Islands.
Saturday 13th. — About midnight we anchored ourselves behind an Island and slept in our canoe. Towards day, I awoke and found ourselves a-drift, and almost upon some rocks. But the Lord mercifully preserved our lives.
Wednesday 17th. — Started early in the morning with a fair wind, which took us at a pretty good speed, and arrived at Penetanguishene about noon. Here we met with a number of Indians receiving their presents from Government.
Thursday 18th. — Had a long talk with a Chief from Lake Nepissing, who desired teachers to go among his people.
Monday 22nd. — Took stage this morning for York, where we arrived in the afternoon, and met Brother Case, who had been waiting for our arrival for some days. He seemed glad to see us, as we were glad to see him. Then to the Credit.