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his house, and for the bread that cometh down from heaven, which maketh glad the city of our God. After an intermission of about 20 minutes, Elder Case preached to a large congregation in a pine grove; his text was from Rev. ii. 10, which I interpreted to my native brethren. Brother Thomas Magee also exhorted the Indians, and Brother Richardson the whites. There was great seriousness during the whole services. In the afternoon there was another service conducted by Brother Case. — Sunday, June 1st.

Monday 2nd. — Took a survey of the several plantations round the village, and found under cultivation thirty or forty acres of potatoes and Indian corn, besides the gardens in the village. In the afternoon commenced, by request of Elder Case, to form a spelling book in the Chippeway language. Nothing of the kind has been attempted before, as I am aware of. Towards night we held the Quarterly Conference.

Friday 6th. — Employed in writing the Indian spelling book; find it a tedious task.

Sunday 8th. — Prayer meeting in the morning — Sunday school at nine; about 60 attended. Public worship about noon, when I attempted to give them something of the history of the world before the flood, and of the confusion of tongues. Brother W. Herkimer exhorted. The subjects of our discourses appeared very much to interest the Indians. At 5 o'clock, I preached again on the parable of the sower. Brothers George Henry and Thomas Magee exhorted. It was a precious time to our souls. I urged on the parents the importance of sending their children regularly to school. My soul blest God for the encouragement I received this day.

Monday 9th. — This morning Elder Case arrived for the purpose of fitting out some Indian Missionaries to go to the west and north, to preach to their perishing brethren the unsearchable riches of Christ. In the afternoon we started to