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Thursday 24th. — Employed this day in taking down words for my vocabulary. Towards night we had prayer meeting; a tolerably good time. Just at the close of the meeting. Thos. Magee and J. Thomas arrived from Lake Simcoe with fourteen Christian Indians from that place, among whom was John Asance, the Matchedash Chief. Our Indians flocked round to give them the right hand of fellowship. We divided them two and two to different families.

Sunday 27th. — In the morning we had prayer meeting; at 9, Sunday school, and at noon I endeavoured to preach to my Indian brethren from Acts viii. 35. The people were very attentive. Brother George Henry exhorted in a feeling manner. Before dismissing the meeting. I gave the substance of my discourse to the white people present. About 6, p. m., we assembled again for Divine worship. After singing and prayer, Brothers J. Sawyer, Thomas Smith, and T. Magee, exhorted; after whom I spoke and invited mourners to come forward to the altar to be prayed for; about twenty approached with the Lake Simcoe Indians. The spirit of the Lord was manifestly present; in a short time a number of the mourners were enabled to rejoice in a sin pardoning God.

Monday 28th. — Went with the Rev. J. Richardson to see brother Peter Conover, a few miles from the village, who is very sick and not expected to recover. He made a will of his farm, consisting of ninety-five acres, together with all the buildings and improvements on the same, worth ten or twelve hundred dollars, one half to his wife, and the other half to be put into the hands of the Revs. Elder Case, Thomas Madden, and J. Ryerson, as trustees, for the purpose of carrying on the Indian Missions in this country; the property to be sold a year and a day after the death of the testator, and the money to be divided according to the will. Thus is the Lord opening the hearts of his people to furnish the