Methodists, and as there was a missionary stationed there, he would look elsewhere for work. He requested me to give him what advice and assistance I thought would best promote his object.
Sunday 24th. — Started for home and reached the village just as the Indians were assembled for Divine worship. As Mr. Richardson was not present, the services were conducted by us. I commenced by singing and prayer; Brother P. Jacobs then gave an exhortation, after which I spoke a few words and concluded the meeting. In the evening, I preached to them from Psalms viii. 3, 4. The power of the Lord attended the word, and there was much weeping and rejoicing. Brother J. Sawyer exhorted with energy and pathos.
Tuesday 26th. — Received notice this morning that the Governor would visit our village to-day. About noon Col. Givins arrived, and an hour after the Governor and several gentlemen and ladies came. The men collected together and gave the usual salute by firing three rounds of guns. They visited the schools and heard the children repeat their lessons. The ladies presented them with several pieces of silver as rewards for their industry and improvement in learning. The Governor requested us to be very particular in keeping up a free communication with the Indian Agent, and said that he had heard the Indians manifested a backwardness in making their wants known. I told His Excellency that I was not aware of any such thing, as the Indians always consulted with their Agent with respect to their intentions and desires. Towards night, father arrived from the Grand River on his way to York. I rejoiced to find him still persevering in the service of God, who I pray may preserve him unto the end, so that he may receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
Thursday 28th.— Kept school for John. Visited Polly