Life of Bishop Provoost, of New York

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byJohn Nicholas Norton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER FOURTEENTH. Missions among the Indians of New York--Memorial of the Earl of Bellamont--The Eev. Thoroughgood Moor--Is there any virtue in a name?--The Mohawks castle--Indian deceit--The mission fails--Lord Combury's outrageous acts--Imprisonment of Mr. Moor--Lost at sea--Four chiefs go to England--New mission to the Indians--The Eev. William Andrews--First view of the Indian country--Customs of the tribes--Hopes of doing good--Eepeated discouragementsWithdraws from the field--Other laborers succeed him--The fruits of long and patient waiting--Honored names. HUS far we have been led to notice the efforts made to establish the English Church among the white settlers of the province of New York. In this chapter we shall furnish some account of the early missions for the benefit of the Indian tribes. In 1700, the Earl of Bellamont, then governor of New York, sent a memorial to the Lords of Trade and Plantations on the want of clergymen of the Church to instruct the Five Nations of Indians, and to prevent their being brought under the control of the French, through the influence of Jesuit priests. Although the motive which prompted this movement was rather political than religious, the cause was a good one, and the Rev. Thoroughgood Moor arrived at New York in 1704 to engage in this noble service. My younger readers will be struck with this clergyman's Christian name. If there is any virtue in a name, he certainly started undei the best auspices possible. Mr. Moor was received with much apparent kindness by Lord Cornbury (who succeeded Lord Bellamont in the government of New York and New Jersey), and repaired without delay to Albany. Here he occupied himself in learning the Indian language, and in cultivating a friendly acquaintance with the members of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER FOURTEENTH. Missions among the Indians of New York--Memorial of the Earl of Bellamont--The Eev. Thoroughgood Moor--Is ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217503144

ISBN - 13:9780217503143

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