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their paddles thrash it into the canoe. After this they take it to their camps, and dig a hole in the ground, put a deer-skin into it, then so pour the rice into it; boys are set to trampling the chaff out with their feet, after which they fan it, and it is then prepared for use. In the evening I had a meeting with my native brethren. I spoke to them from these words: “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.” Mark xvi. 15.

Sunday 20th. — Early in the morning I sounded the horn for meeting, and when the Indians had gathered together I read and expounded to them the 3rd chapter of Matthew in our own language. It was a profitable time to ourselves, and many expressed their gratitude to God for hearing the words of the Great Spirit, and said, “O Kezhamunedo, mequaichsah wawaneh weentahmakooyong mahmin keteketoomenun; wetookahweshenom sah cheahgeentenamong.” "O thou great good Spirit, we thank thee for hearing thy words; help us to hold them fast.”

Tuesday 22nd. — I assisted the Indian brethren in dividing their crop of corn which they raised in common stock. They had probably about 100 bushels, most of which has been touched with frost before it was ripe, but would make excellent sweet corn if they were to boil and dry it.

Thursday 24th. — In the morning visited the school. Brother Evans had 46 scholars this day in his school; a part of these are the Mud Lake children. Toward evening I visited the sick at the camps, and found some of them in the mending way.

Wednesday 30th. — Started early in the morning on my journey. Arrived at Grape Island by 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Both old and young seemed much pleased to see me once more. The Mission family, which consists of Brother and Sister Case, Brother Benhain, together with some work-