Pioneer Priests Of North America, 1642-1710 (volume 3); Among The Algonquins

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byThomas Joseph Campbell

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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. 1911. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III Raids On Narantsouac After the war the Abnakis set themselves to repair the village, and their first care was to build their church. To accomplish that as soon as possible they applied for workmen from Boston. The request was eagerly acceded to, and the Governor volunteered to build the church for them, provided they sent away Rale and accepted a Protestant minister. The proposal was received with contempt, and by means of some help from Quebec the new church was erected. In a letter to his brother, Rale says "it would have been admired even in Europe." The building of the church aroused the fury of the New Englanders. It was an invasion of their territory, and had been done in a particularly offensive manner. It was also to stand as a reminder that they had burned the one that stood there. Angry protests were made against allowing it; and at last, yielding to the popular clamor, Dudley sent two hundred men to overawe the Indians. He would have succeeded but for the presence of Rale. Indeed, but for him the Abnakis from that day would have been subjects of Queen Anne, religiously as well as politically. When "great Anna" departed this life she left her earthly kingdoms to the good German, George I, and his dealing with his colonists, through his deputies, furnishes the first chapter in Rale's life in which we are permitted to smile. The new Governor was named Shute, who in order to follow in the footsteps of his predecessors summoned an Indian council. The place of meeting was at Arrowsick, at the mouth of the Kennebec, where a new municipality had been established, and was already called Georgetown, in honor of his Majesty. Thither the red men came in their canoes, and Shute offered them a British flag and a Protestant Bible. The Indians acce...

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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. 1911. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III Raids On Narantsouac After the war the Abnakis set themselves to repair the village, and their first care was to b...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217248667

ISBN - 13:9780217248662

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