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who has protected me through my tour, and brought me home to see my relatives in health and peace.

Saturday 12th. — Visited Davisville and the school there. Mr. Crawford had about ten scholars; some could read pretty well. We went to see widow Mary Nicholas, one of the Messissauga sisters, who is very ill with inflammation on the lungs. We sang and prayed with her; she appeared resigned to the will of God, and happy in her soul. Returned to father's for the night.

Sunday 13th. — At 11 o'clock I preached at the Mission House, Upper Mohawk village, from Heb. ii. 3. Brother Davis gave an exhortation in the Mohawk language.

After public service I met the Society in class, in number about twenty. They spoke very feelingly of the goodness of God to them, and of their determination to persevere in the service of their heavenly Master. It was a good time to our souls, and I blessed God for it. In the afternoon I preached at my father's to a few of the neighbours, from Acts xvi. 30, 31. My body was much exhaused with the labours of the day, but my soul rejoiced in the God of all my mercies.

Monday 14th. — Rode to Salt Springs to attend a Sacramental Meeting, held by the Rev. J. Ryerson. About noon the Elder preached to a crowded congregation principally composed of Mohawks and Oneidas. After the sermon, he called on me to speak a few words. Brothers R. Corson, W. Doxtader, and Thos. Davis also exhorted. The communion of the Lord's Supper was then administered to about forty-seven Indians; and never did I witness a congregation more solemn and devout than these newly converted Indians; some were so full of the love of God, that with streaming, uplifted eyes they shouted aloud and praised God for all his mercies. The ordinance of baptism was then administered to two native children. Left in company with Elder Ryerson for the head of the Lake or Stoney Creek — stayed the night at Mr. E. Bunnell's.