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  1. Oct 2019
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    1. heérspeakerthenreplied"Itistree&wedonotwishyoutoleavethecount

      the Ojibwe understand that if the Missionaries leave the area they will most likely die

    2. eshouldnotbesurprizedifthedisaffectedstateoffeelingamongtheIndiansshouldsoincreasethatitwouldheunadtisaiietoreestablishatLeechLake,buteventoabandonPokegc

      It sounds like Ayer and Ely want to be done

    3. 10nothavebeen,butfortheconfidentempectationthatweshouldhavebeensustainedbymorelabourers.Weought,atleastsomeofus,tohavebeensofreefromotherengagements,thatwecouldhavemadeitourfirst,andalmostexclusiveobjecttoacquiretheOjibwalan—guageasperfectlyaspossible.Butinsteadoffindingtimeforthisweallfoundourselvesinvolvedincaresandlaboursofvariouskinds,whichforbadourgivingourundividedattentiontothisobject.Henceourmeansofintercoursewiththepeeplehasbeenlimited.Wehaveneverbeenabletoprocureefficientinterpreters.Wehavebeenwork—ingh

      Hall feels like the missionaries jumped into everything too soon, or bit off more than they could ever chew

    4. omeofmybrethren,Ifear,aregettingdiscouraged.R

      Hall thinks some of the missionaries are getting discouraged at the mission

    5. uttheycarelittleforamission-'ary,unlesshewillfeedandclothethem

      according to Hall, natives see traders as good and missionaries as bad unless the missionaries will provide for them

    6. Ihavegivenmyselftotheheathen.Iam.willingtostaywiththemifIcandothemanygo

      Hall claims to have "given" himself "to the heathen"

    7. r5-teachers,thoughtheyupsetallcornersoftheIndiancoun-trywithlargebribesandrichpresents,havenotbeenabletoerectasizablemissionanywhereamongtheIndia

      reasons why Protestants haven't been able to establish a lasting mission in the NW

    8. orthpresentembarrassedstateofthetreasury,whichislittle,ifatallrelievedfromtepressurefeltlastsummer,wouldnotwarranttheCommitteeinsendingoutayadditionalmissionaries,unlessthecallinProvidencewasverypec

      the Board won't send out anymore missionaries until they get their financial situation in check

    9. ThefollowinghoweverIthinkoughttonbe]possessedinsomegoodde-greebyeverymissionaryandmissionary'srifeamongtheheathen,judgingfromthelittleexperienceIhavehadamongourIndianmis-eione

      Sproat describes what he feels are the qualities necessary for missionaries

    10. ncreoeverhereare5familiessettledbyuschemwe5333helpinagricultur

      Ayer argues that Pokegoma deserves a higher ration of money because they have more missionaries and more natives that need help with agriculture

    11. heywillgrantit.

      Greene grants Cooke permission to leave missionary work

    12. naformerletterImentionedthsfEeasy-ourInnerprcterwishedtobeconsideredasandesistennhiseionary.Recenteventsrelatingtohiswifeandherconnexionsrendereditexpedienhthatheshoulddissolvehisimmeddeneconnictionwiththe-Missionandsettledownb

      Henry (Ayer's interpreter) had to leave suddenly and Ayer is left alone for preaching and all other affairs

    13. ytimeggghttg_b§.whollydevotedtogivingreligiousinstruction,translating,andperfectingmyselfintheknowledgeofthenativelanguage,togetherwithcollectingmatarialsforavocabularyandgrammarofit

      Hall's opinion is that he is wasting his own time doing manual labor and not preaching

    14. Wedonothateyou--wehatethosewhosentyouhere

      Natives at Fon du Lac not highly receptive to missionary presence

    1. WeallfeelthatbothLeechLakeandRedLakegg§§_beoccupiedimmodalate

      all the current missionaries want Leech Lake and Red Lake occupied immediately

    2. ohelpcan.uoll»bo39paxodatpresentfrouLayointotofoxmanewstation.Theno.iaao’uuchtobedonetharokaiaoreaontasthemia¢aionaricacanwelldo,includingtheireffornsinpreparingbooksforprinting.Thereismoreencouragementtolabourtherenowthanatal»mostanytimesincetheetanionwa

      Seems to suggest that these proposed new missions will need an entirely new set of people, because all the current missions require too much work

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    1. PomschristianawhereWevisitedlabtSummertho'tthatifthachurchtowhichnheybelongeag.could,incampanywithtwoorthreeotherchurchessuppart-a.é£ationamongtheIndians&keepupacor»respondenoewith.themissionarieaatthatstation,theyshoulddomuchmore&taksaiar‘deaper‘tnterestthantheyshouldtosendwhattheyraised_ngrtheBeardnotknowingwhereitwasappropriated.whatwouldyou;committeathinkofta

      Mrs. Ely offers a suggestion to Mr. Greene about a sort of collection of churches in the area supporting the Natives and doing missionary work as a whole

    2. MayGodgrantthemarewardinturningthesepeoplefromdarknessto_ligh

      Author goes on about the piety of the missionaries in the region

    3. seeno~wayinwyion_£ufedénourexpénaes‘muchbelowthisestimate,exceptthemissignaxiesleavetheirworkandengageconsiderableinmanuallabo

      The reasons the missions are so expensive is because the missionaries don't want to spend much time on the manual labor needed to sustain the mIssion

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    1. fyounhinkIhaveaann£92morenhanycuaanéifordua,yénmnénle&ve9f?the'Booka.ThoughWeneednhemwecand0betteéwithautthem,(nhagehoolbooksexcept?ed),nhantheotherthing

      It is interesting that the missionaries keep "complaining" about their ability to perform well for the school, yet continue to put the school last - either things are very bad, or they are not devoted to the original task anymore

    2. ThereligiouswantsofthispeopledemandallthetimeandstrengthofonedevotedMissiona

      the Natives at Pokegoma want enough religious instruction to require a missionary whose full time job would be preaching

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  3. Sep 2019
    1. nIdoBay,thatIthinkinthedutyofIbelieveauxcourseisonward;Gantherebeanydaubtofthosewhoaxeherenestay.here,andnhaxitistheQunyoftheenurabaea30tosustainthembytheirprayers,andsympathy)andeonnribuanionathattheyshallnotbeprasaedtoaeathinbadyandspirit

      Hall thinks all current missionaries should stay in the field, yet he almost seems to imply that no new individuals should join them? But he just asked for manual labor help

    2. nfidenhthat1%isnetyethopel

      unlike the other missionaries, Hall doesn't want to quit (or is it reverse psychology??)

    3. m-1.34M-1321613-wemaybeidlethat1.163116.askismmesanunng,butthemwemaydewgtaan:timeandan:energydirect;1yt0eifoztsfoxtheaalvatienofthispeapl

      Hall is asking for money so that he can focus his energy where he feels it actually belongs

    4. Butwehavenotstrengthtoendureitmuohlong

      Hall is speaking for all missionaries when he says that they are almost out of energy to continue

    5. istoubgnggbuged=tn'mpendso-muehnime&n¢atxangthinmanuallabour.asmuchneluvtarnupnmyaparopxiane‘dutiasa3amissionaryandminisner.ThisIjghavedameanddonebeeauseIthoughtitautyned9

      Hall is also finding himself spending (in his opinion) too much time on manual labor and not enough time preaching

    6. rewecalledtobefarmersinsteadofM

      "Are we called to be farmers instead of missionaries?" seems to be the over arching questions of all the missionaries right now

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    1. utIthinkthatasystemorhabitofdoingthiswouldbeunjudicious,andattendedwithvariousevilsmorethanoutweighing,inthelongrun,allthegoodwhichitwouldeffe

      Mr. Greene doesn't want the missionaries giving out gifts often because it taints the message

    2. whoaimataradicalintellectual&moralimprovementitcan

      the missionaries want to establish a radical intellectual & moral improvement

    3. ightitnotbefortheinterestofthecausetocalloneofushomefortwoorthreemonths,ofwecanbespared,toconsultwiththeCommitteeandmakeeffortstoobtainlabourersforthisne

      Hall is suggesting sending missionaries back to Boston for a few months to have them talk to the committee and obtain new people for labor

      he also wants to keep the newly built houses in the hands of the committee and lend them to the Natives

    4. heinnuencetheCatholicsareexertingisbecomingmoreapparenteveryyea

      the missionaries believe that the Catholic influence is increasing every year

    5. hopeofhavingapermanentmissionaryintheirlocalitypleasedthemimmesely.Theyshowedmetheplacewheretheywishedtohavethemissionchurchndthehomeofthemissionary

      Baraga claims that the Natives at Fond du Lac desperately want a missionary to reside there permanently

    6. cannotlabormuchinwinter,atthetimethatthepportunityoffereditselfIhadnothingint

      Baraga states that the winter months are essentially useless to missionaries

  4. Aug 2019
    1. Largeandshowyplatesanswerthemostvaluablepurpos

      the fact that the missionaries need colorful plates to get the Natives attention suggests that the Natives are not truly interested in being converted

    2. TwonativeyoungmenoftheMethodistconnexionarespendingthewinteratthisplace.Theyareinvaluableassistantsninourwork.TheyweresentoutbytheMethodistEpiscopalSocietyasnativemissionariesorexhorte

      two Native missionaries sent out by the Methodist Episcopal Society

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    1. Andbythebye,I.havenotmention-edthatI.hadahelper.TheMethodistssentout3YoungmentogotoLac.Courterei

      Ely has 3 helpers for working the school

    2. precedenthasbeenestablished,&theScripturesarebeingdailyreadtot

      precedent of reading scripture to Natives every night

    3. ostundividedattentiontothelanguage

      the learning of the Ojibwe language should be paramount to at least one of the present missionaries

    4. Thehabitsoflifeandcharacte

      The nomadic lifestyle of the Ojibwe means that preachers must travel from house to house

    5. FondduLacistherefo

      Fond du Lac is without missionaries in September 1835

    6. anuscriptsRelatingtotheDavidGreenetoS.Hall,IamgladtonndthatyoudcdespondingalightasMrFewithMr.StuartduringthevgreatestanxietynowisI‘E‘Sptcatechists.Ididhopetosendespairofnowsendingonewithoutapreacher;&theheforareleasebeforeanotherNorthwestMission

      The Northwest missions are low on men, and the church, while willing to provide funds, does not attempt to provide actual missionaries

    7. reinthehabitofkeepingamistres

      Missionaries should not live alone because it will be assumed that they have taken a mistress - this is why most missionaries are actually Mission Families

    8. Butexperiencehadtaughtme,thattoresideinatradersfamily,howeverImightbecalledaMissionary,yetitwasimpossibletoremovetheimpressionfromtheInds.Mind,thatIwasinterestedinthetrad

      The Ojibwe don't separate between missionaries and traders

    1. esicknccnwhichprevailedamongtheIndian038lastsummerwasinconaequcnoeofourcomingintothecountryandthothehissionaricewouldbringsick—noesupontheIndianaaloe"

      Natives believe missionaries bring sickness

    2. urruilty,ruinedstatebynatureIendoau-ouredtosetbeforehim,andtoTh0?hintheabsolutenecessityofrepentance&theinfinito14:0rtnnooofit

      insight into what Missionaries tell the Natives about God

    3. neanydevoteconaid-arableof113timetoscatteringabnnndtheaecddnflir

      wants two males missionaries so that one can be a traveling preacher essentially

    4. eplanwhichwehaveformedwouldplaceourordainedmissionary&hiswife,withaninterpreterafemaleteachers,&perhapsanotherfemalehelper,atLaPointe;acatechistandafemaleteacheratYellowLake;&anordainedmissionary&amaleteacheratSandyLake,withtheexpectationthattheformerwillvisitLeechLake,&perhaps,spendaconsiderableportionoftheyearthere,preparingthewayforapermanentestablishmenttherenext

      proposed division of labor for the various missions: ordained missionary, his wife, an interpreter, female teachers (La Pointe): catechist, female teacher (Yellow Lake): ordained missionary, male teacher (Sandy Lake and Leech Lake)

    5. Itisthereforeofthefirstimportancethatthemission—ariessenttothiscountryshouldpossessthemselvesoftheOjibwalanguageassoonaspossible

      missionaries should speak Ojibwe

    6. hemissionaryshouldfollowtheIndian’inhiswanderingsandpreachtohimthegospel

      it should be the job of the missionary to travel with the Native and preach

    7. heheadtradersundertheA.F.Companywouldgenerallyfavourmissionsinthiscountry.Mostofthemwouldencouragemissionariestocomehere,andsomeofthemwouldcontributeconsiderabletotheirsupp

      traders encourage missions and missionaries

    8. thereforemucheasiertoproducesuchaconversionastheCatholicsaimtoeffect,thantoconvertthemtrulytothegosp

      it will be easier for the missionaries to convert just the image of the Native to Christian, rather than to convert their actual faith

    9. ehavefoundthemosteffectualwayofpreachingtotheIn-dianstobefromhousetohous

      visiting houses is the most effective way for the missionaries to Christianize

    1. Seneoas,Oneidas&StockbridgeInd

      Missionaries also currently at villages in Canada, as well as with the Senecas, Oneidas, and Stockbridge Bands

    2. pisnopaluhuguhLJvct«r'1'31..1ricuhave,(ousraJones&Cochran.ErJonesisaSolohmun,¢mwdoftalents,&officiataaaschaplainforthsdudaonaBayCompa

      Red River Settlement as two Episcopal Missionaries: M Jones (who is a wolohuan (Man of Talents) and chaplain for the Hudson Bay Company) and M Cochran

  5. Jun 2019
    1. AboutItA.H.hieut.Allencameup,havingenoampedsome13or14ms.inourrear.At3P.X.IpreachedinEnliahtoaboutonethirdofourpartyxAt59.3.mostofthemenassembledtowhomhrJohnstonreadaportionofScript.inFrenchfromabioh.Iremarked.HeafterwardsreadthetractentitledLooden;Chiming.Alllistenedwithmuchapparentintatght.ButIsoonwitnessedthatourroading&preach-ingN15ofbutlittleavail.Themensoongtéthihégitéfthoifsports,5..lv:heavingthequoit&treetling

      expedition preaches and reads scripture to 13 or 14 Natives - they listen, but then return to their "sports"

    2. Theremustnotbelargesecularestablishments,agriculturalormechanical,connectedwiththecontemplatedmission.Theseestablishments,generally,incaseswheretheyhavebeenconnectedwiththestations,havescarcelysupportedthemselves;whiletheyhaverenderedlargemissionfamiliesnecessary,giventothestationsanappearanceofwealthandostentation,occasionedmuchperplexity&labor,&inmanycases,jealousies&dissentions.Ourmissionariesaregenerallywearyofthem,&disposedtorelinquishthem

      the mission itself shouldn't be large or have agricultural goals for itself, it's too much work and causes tension

    3. tis,infact,onlyaswecanadvancetheirspiritualimprovement,thatwehaveanysurefoundationforamelioratingtheircivilconditio

      missionaries saw "spiritual improvement" as the only way to civilize the Natives

    4. WeshallneverneedalargemissionfamilyheretoconductthestationonthepresentplanoftheBoard

      only need / is sustainable for a small missionary family

    5. benentstheywouldderivefromhavingschoolsandinreceivingthegospel,andtoldthemtheadvantagesoftheircultivatingtheirland.TheysaidthatwhatIhadtoldthemwasalltrue,andverygood.

      objectives: schools, gospel, land cultivation