This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... chapter viii. ppeal for Funds for Mission Buildings--The Response--Joy at the Mission--Arrival of Dr. Corlies and, Family--Coming of the Roman Catholics--Arrival of Miss Maggie J. Dunbar as Teacher--Visit of Rev. Henry Kendall, D.D., and others--Rejoicing of the Indians--Organization of the Church--Erection of Buildings. "Pity the Red Man! scattered and peeled, Smitten and wounded, yet scorning to yield; Prairie and forest and lake were his own, Now he must wander, sad, homeless, and lone. Hasten! he stands on the farthermost shore; Haughty, intrepid, but loath to implore; Pilot his bark o'er the fathomless flood; Lead him to pardon, to Heaven, to God." Rev. P. Bevan. The prominent events in the history of Alaska missions for 1879 were the appeal for funds for the erection of mission buildings at Fort Wrangell, the erection of those buildings, the organization of the Fort Wrangell Presbyterian Church, and the visit of Rev. Henry Kendall, D.D., and party. Dr. Kendall and myself, in addition to our missionary duties, were a commission of the United States Government, being officially requested by the Hon. John Sherman, Secretary of the United States Treasury (who has the supervision of Alaska the sale cr giills. 217 affairs), to make him a report upon the condition of the native population, which we did upon our return. We also sent a rc.nrtvi to the Hon. Carl Schurz, Secretary of the Interior, wno replied with a letter of congratulations upon the success of the school at Fort Wrangell, and recommenaed an application to Congress for a grant for educational purposes in Alaska. Mrs. McFarland felt, rrom tne very commencement of the mission, the need-of a " Home" into which she could gather such promising girls as were in danger of being sold, ...
  • ISBN13: 9781230365718
  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us
  • Pubilcation Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00060
Dimensions7.4 x 0.1 x 9.7 inches
Publication Date20130912

Alaska, and Missions on the North Pacific Coast

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