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to try and reason with Indians or whites on any subject when in this state. In the evening I preached at the meeting house in the neighbourhood, from Luke xii. 33. Many attended and paid great attention, and I hope some good was the result.

Good Friday 28th. — Left Brother Dolson's this morning for Maiden, after parting from Brother Ferguson, with whom I had travelled ten days on his circuit, and been much benefitted by his conversation. Blessed be God for Christian friends! Passed the mouth of the River Thames over low marshy hinds, abounding with ducks. This part of the country, along the shore of the Lake St. Clair, is principally settled with Canadians or French. It is a fine soil, but very low, and many parts of it are covered with water. I stopped for the night at a Frenchman's, who was a Catholic, about ten miles from Sandwich. He appeared very distant at first, but when he found out that I spoke the Chippeway language, he became very sociable. Most of the French settlers understand the Chippeway. In the evening this man gave me a basin of soup, and said, "This is our religion; we don't eat meat:" but on tasting it, I found plenty of fat in it.

Saturday 29th. — Passed through Sandwich this morning, which lies opposite Detroit. Took my breakfast at Mr. Murphy's, who rejoiced much to hear of the conversion of the Indians. Rode through the Indian settlement of the Wyandots or Hurons, but saw only a few of them, as they were absent at their sugar camps. Called on Mr. Ironside, the Indian Agent, at Maiden, and talked with him on the subject of christianizing the Indians. He said he would do all in his power to recommend the christian religion, as he was anxious for their prosperity, Rode two miles below the town to Mr. Girty's for the night.

Easter Sunday, 30th. — Went to Maiden, where I attended the Roman Catholic Church for the first time. On entering,