Minutes, 10 March 1844

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tresspassing on Indian land. The Indians are willing to sell privileges to individuals for lumbering & cutting timber as they have hitherto done, but the agent is opposed to it. Thus a difficulty arises between themselves. Now as regards the introduction of the Gospel of Christ among the Indians here it will require more exertion to all appearances to check the enthusiastic ardor of these our red brethren untill the full principles of faith in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ shall be reasoned into their minds, than to urge them on to receive it—They have great confidence in us— The country belonging to these Northern Indians is a dreary cold region, and to a great extent, Cranberry Marshes, pine barrens, and Swamps with a small amount of good land, scarce of game, [p. [5]]
tresspassing on Indian land. The Indians are willing to sell privileges to individuals for lumbering & cutting timber as they have hitherto done, but the agent is opposed to it. Thus a difficulty arises between themselves. Now as regards the introduction of the Gospel of Christ among the Indians here it will require more exertion to all appearances to check the enthusiastic ardor of these our red brethren untill the full principles of faith in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ shall be reasoned into their minds, than to urge them on to receive it—They have great confidence in us— The country belonging to these Northern Indians is a dreary cold region, and to a great extent, Cranberry Marshes, pine barrens, and Swamps with a small amount of good land, scarce of game, [p. [5]]
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