Pages from the Early History of the West and Northwest: Embracing Reminiscences and Incidents of Settlement and Growth, and Sketches of the Material and Religious Progress of the States of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, with Especial Reference to the History of Methodism
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Page 299 - Is there no balm in Gilead ; is there no physician there ? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered...
Page 281 - This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; 19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away, concerning faith have made shipwreck...
Page 204 - Yes,' replied the unfortunate man, with a convulsive gasp, ' but he has no terrors of the future — he is an unbeliever!
Page 203 - Do you think they will take our lives? I am badly wounded, but I think not mortally. Perhaps we might purchase our lives by promising them a large reward. Do you think there is any chance?
Page 296 - He then rose and sung in the same manner, and continued singing and praying alternately till nine o'clock, when suddenly my load was gone, my guilt removed, and presently the direct witness from Heaven shone full upon my soul. Then there flowed such copious streams of love into the hitherto waste and desolate places of my soul, that I thought I should die with excess of joy.
Page 260 - By the Illinois river, it is probable that Buffalo, in New York, may be united with New Orleans, by inland navigation, through lakes Erie, Huron and Michigan, and down that river to the Mississippi. What a route ! How stupendous the idea! How dwindles the importance of the artificial canals of Europe, compared with this water communication ! If it should ever take place (and it is said the opening may be easily made,) the territory [of Illinois] will become the seat of an immense commerce, and a...
Page 202 - Wells, who had kept somewhat in advance with his Miamis, came riding furiously back. "They are about to attack us," shouted he; "form, instantly, and charge upon them.
Page 202 - In breathless expectation sat the wife and mother. She was a woman of uncommon energy and strength of character, yet her heart died within her as she folded her arms around her helpless infants, and gazed upon the march of her husband and eldest child to certain destruction.