Junípero Serra: The Man and His Work (Google eBook)

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A. C. McClurg & Company, 1914 - Missionaries - 364 pages
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Page 41 - I invest you with my whole authority and royal power that you shall forthwith repair with an armed force — a mano armada — to the houses of the Jesuits. You will seize the persons of all of them, and despatch them within twenty-four hours as prisoners to the port of Vera Cruz, where they will be embarked on vessels provided for that purpose. At the...
Page 237 - ... for Spain, nor found either foreign establishments or proof of their non-existence, had still gained the honor of having discovered practically the whole Northwest Coast. He had surveyed a large portion of the two great islands that make up the coast of British Columbia, giving the first description of the natives; he had seen and described, though vaguely and from a distance, nearly all of the Washington coast, and a large part of the Oregon. He had given to his nation whatever of credit and...
Page 115 - ... thus making the voyage much longer than was necessary. The people got daily worse from the cold and the bad water, and they must all have perished if they had not discovered the port about the time they did, for they were quite unable to launch the boat to procure more water, or to do anything whatever for their preservation. The Father Fernando did everything in his power to...
Page 237 - Pena also. landed anywhere to take possession for Spain, nor found either foreign establishments or proof of their non-existence, had still gained the honor of having discovered practically the whole Northwest Coast. He had surveyed a large portion of the two great islands that make up the coast of British Columbia, giving the first description of the natives; he had seen and described, though vaguely and from a distance, nearly all of the Washington coast, and a large part of the Oregon.
Page 41 - Iffj., i. 82-4. vidcd for that purpose. At the very moment of such arrest you will cause to be sealed the records of said houses, and the papers of such persons, without allowing them to remove anything but their prayer-books, and such garments as are absolutely necessary for the journey. If after the embarkation there should be found in that district a single Jesuit, even if ill or dying, you shall suffer the penalty of death. Yo el Hey...
Page 86 - Sunday and feast of the Most Holy Trinity, after I had celebrated, and all had heard, Mass, I made them a brief exhortation concerning the good conduct which we ought all to observe on a road whose principal end was the greater honor and glory of God.
Page 99 - Aztec word for market] the soldiers and Gentiles were trading little white handkerchiefs, which they greatly crave, for various strings of fresh fish, in which they well showed themselves not to be a bit fools, because if the handkerchief was small, also the fish were less that they gave for it, without haggling or disputes doing any good. And if the cloth were a half larger, they corresponded to it with a doubled quantity of their fish.
Page 98 - I have already noted before; and that there should be nothing lacking in this line, today on arriving at the camping place we have met the Queen of them, which is the Rose of Castile; when I write this I have before me a branch of rose bush with three roses opened, others in bud, and more than six unpetaled. Blessed be He who created them!
Page 94 - The Captain of them was called and was charged concerning the matter, and tried to compose and gather his people, in which he succeeded only in part. At last the Senor Governor, who had gone forward, turned back and reinforced the request. And seeing that it was not enough, he ordered a musket-shot into the air in their direction. They ceased, and the trouble was ended — altho' I already felt that with this demonstration we left them some doubt of our love toward them.
Page 75 - ... overflowed with tears (the which even now come to me anew when I write this), without our being able to speak a word until for a long time we had paid this permissible tribute to Nature. Many days before, the Father had fallen into a profound sadness over his being alone among so many shut-in Indians, without a Soldier nor a Servant — for both the one and the other the Captain had taken away from him for the Expedition — nor even an Interpreter of any use. He had communicated to me by various...

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