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always accompanied the annual presents, to which they all agreed, and requested me to communicate the same to Colonel Givens, which I did. After conversing with the officers on the subject, they kindly complied with our wish, and the kegs of rum were taken back to York.[1]

Thursday 14th. — Got ready for starting home to the Grand River, but first rode down to town to transact some business. Had another interview with Dr. Strachan, who appeared very friendly, and gave me some more advice as to the way we had better proceed to obtain assistance from Government in our proposed undertaking to settle at the Credit. Sent an appointment by the Indians to meet them at the Credit at 3 p. m., but was detailed in town much longer than I expected, which made me quite late; we however held a meeting, and the Lord poured out his spirit upon us, so that many rejoiced, and sinners were pricked to the heart. I was happy to see a large accession to our party of Christian Indians from the pagans who agreed to accompany us to the Grand River.

From the 15th to the 17th we were travelling home to the Grand River. Held several prayer meetings on the way. Arrived on Sunday morning, and heard Mr. Matthews, a local preacher, at 10 o'clock; it was a precious time both at preaching and class meeting.

Sunday 31st. — Rev. A. Torry commenced divine worship at 10 a. m.; I interpreted for him; the house was very crowded. At our class meeting there was much joy, for many of our people who had come up from the Credit had this day determined to enlist on the Lord's side, and forty-five of them were publicly baptized by the Rev. A. Torry. O the wonderful goodness of God to these poor benighted people! May He who has begun this glorious work carry it on!

  1. From that time to the present no ardent spirits have been issued to Christian Indians.