Hudson's Bay: Or, A Missionary Tour in the Territory of the Hon. Hudson's Bay Company

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G.R. Sanderson, 1855 - Canada - 190 pages
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Page 173 - Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: 2.
Page 175 - From the mutilated state of many of the corpses and the contents of the kettles it is evident that our wretched countrymen had been driven to the last resource — cannibalism — as a means of prolonging existence.
Page 173 - white men' (Kabloonans) had perished from want of food some distance to the westward, and not far beyond a large river containing many falls and rapids. Subsequently, further particulars were received and a number of articles purchased, which places the fate of a portion, if not of all, of the then survivors of Sir John Franklin's long-lost party beyond a doubt - a fate as terrible as the imagination can conceive. The substance of the information obtained...
Page 174 - Land, which is a large island. None of the party could speak the Esquimaux language intelligibly, but by signs the natives were made to understand that their ship, or ships, had been crushed by ice, and that they were now going to where they expected to find deer to shoot. From the appearance of the men, all of whom, except one officer, looked thin, they were then supposed to be getting short of provisions, and purchased a small seal from the natives. At a later date...
Page 46 - There is nothing, I think, better calculated to awaken the more solemn feelings of our nature, (unless, indeed, it be the thrilling tones of sacred music,) than these noble lakes, studded with innumerable islets, suddenly bursting on the traveller's view, as he emerges from the sombre forest rivers of the American wilderness.
Page 175 - There must have been a number of watches, compasses, telescopes, guns (several double-barrelled), &c., all of which appear to have been broken up, as I saw pieces of these different articles with the Esquimaux, and, together with some silver spoons and forks, purchased as many as I could get.
Page 176 - List of articles purchased from the Esquimaux, said to have been obtained at the place where the bodies of the persons reported to have died of famine were found, viz. : — " 1 silver table fork — crest, an animal's head, with wings extended above; 3 silver table forks — crest, a bird with wings extended ; 1 silver table spoon — crest, with initials
Page 174 - Oot-ko-hi-ca-lik), as its description and that of the low shore in the neighbourhood of Point Ogle and Montreal Island agree exactly with that of Sir George Back. Some of the bodies had been buried (probably those of the first victims of famine) ; some were in a tent or tents ; others under the boat, which had been turned over to form a shelter, and several lay scattered about in different directions. Of those found on the island, one was supposed to have been an officer, as he had a telescope strapped...
Page 174 - In the spring, four winters past, (spring, 1850,) a party of " white men," amounting to about forty, were seen travelling southward over the ice, and dragging a boat with them, by some Esquimaux who were killing seals near the North shore of King William Land, which is a large island.
Page 175 - ... and shot was found below high-water mark, having probably been left on the ice close to the beach.

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