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on this account. The leaders manifested a strong attachment to Methodism, having no desire to be any other than Methodists.

Monday 9th. — In the forenoon we left the Narrows for Coldwater. Captain Anderson, the Indian Agent, appeared very friendly to us.

Wednesday 11th. — Brother Hurlburt still continuing very sick, we advised him to give up the idea of going to St. Mary's under present circumstances, and to remain quiet at Brother Clarkson's, till he would be able to return home, to which he consented. At noon we left Coldwater in a birch bark canoe for Penetanguishene. Captain Anderson and the christian Indian Chiefs, and many of their young, all went in a fleet to the above place. On the way there was a race of birch canoes, which was a fine sight to, see the painted Indians pulling away with all their might. The Christian Indians from St. Mary's outwent all the rest. We arrived at Penetanguishene a little before sunset. The heathen Indians had their wigwams on the north shore of the bay. We heard that there were four or five hundred of them. We pitched our tent near the council house, which is made of barks and poles. Had prayers in the evening. Here we met several of the Chippeways from Sault St. Marie who were converted to christianity last year through Brother John Sunday's labours. They appeared very glad to see Brother Sunday again.

Thursday 12th. — Shortly after breakfast all the Chiefs of all parties, with their young men, came together at the Council house to hold a Council. The contrast between the looks of the christians and the heathen was very great. When the Agent had finished his opening address, Chief Yellowhead rose up with a white string of wampum in his hand, and went and shook hands with the Chippeway and Menoominee Chiefs, and then addressed them. Many Chiefs spoke. The agent told the heathen Chiefs not to hinder any of their people from becoming