History of the mission of the United Brethren among the Indians in North America

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Printed for the Brethren's Society for the Furtherance of the Gospel, 1794 - Indians of North America
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Page 15 - I might kill him, and throw him out into the wood; and who would regard it? But this gives him no concern.' However, I could not forget his words; they constantly recurred to my mind. Even when I was asleep, I dreamt of that blood which Christ shed for us.
Page 177 - Shebosch in the wood, fired at him, and wounded him so much that he could not escape. He then, according to the account of the murderers themselves, begged for his life, representing that he was Shebosch, the son of a white Christian man. But they paid no attention to his entreaties, and cut him in pieces with their hatchets.
Page 157 - Bu( if they will not hear, the great head, or council, will come and clean their ears with a red-hot iron ;" that is, set their houses on fire, and send bullets through their heads.
Page 177 - ... their plantations, and surrounded them almost imperceptibly, but feigning a friendly behavior, told them to go home, promising to do them no injury. They even pretended to pity them on account of the mischief done to them by the English and the savages, assuring them of the protection and friendship of the Americans. The poor believing Indians, knowing nothing of the death of young Shebosch, believed every word they said, went home with them and treated them in the most hospitable manner.
Page 26 - ... of wampom, in proportion to its required length and breadth. This is determined by the importance of the subject which these belts are intended either to explain or confirm, or by the dignity of the persons to whom they are to be delivered.
Page 27 - Thus, if a string or belt of wampom is intended to confirm a warning against evil, or an earnest reproof, it is delivered in black. When a nation is called upon to go to war, or war declared against it, the belt is black, or marked with red, called by them the...
Page 182 - The foregoing account of this dreadful event was collected partly from what the murderers themselves related to their friends at Pittsburgh, partly from the account given by the two youths, who escaped in the manner above described, and also from the report made by the Indian assistant Samuel of Schoenbrun, and by Anthony from Pittsburgh, all of whom agreed exactly as to the principal parts...
Page 28 - Brother, you have made a long voyage over the seas, to preach to the white people and to the Indians. You did not know that we were here, and we knew nothing of you. This proceeds from above. Come, therefore, to us, both you and your brethren ; we bid you welcome, and take this fathom of wampum in confirmation of the truth of our words.
Page 14 - I have been a heathen, and have grown old amongst them ; therefore I know how heathen think. Once a preacher came and began to explain to us, that there was a God. We answered, ' Dost thou think us so ignorant as not to know that ? Return to the place from whence thou eamest.' Then again another preacher came and said : ' You must not steal, nor lie, nor get drunk, &c.
Page 179 - Abraham, who, for some time past, had been in a lukewarm state of heart, seeing his end approaching, made the following public confession before his brethren : ' Dear Brethren! It seems as if we should all soon depart unto our Saviour, for our sentence is fixed. You know that I have been an untoward...

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