assure us that nothing short of wisdom from on
high will do for us to lean to.
My mind was deeply exercised with a
sideration, how the way may open in this dark land,
to lift up our testimony for the excellency of the
government of Christ, our Redeemer, in these hea-
then regions of both white and red people. The
Felicity is just arrived from the Miami, and con-
firms the account of the Indian deputation being
gone to meet the commissioners at Niagara, accom-
panied by Col. Butler and Simon Girty.
First of the week. Held a meeting in
sail-loft, which was in a good degree comfortable
and satisfactory. Just arrived from the Rapids, Capt.
John, David Kennedy, and Mohican Samuel, by
whom we received a letter from Capt. Hendricks,
importing, twenty nations were then assembled; that
there were runners sent to bring forward the Poto-
watomie chiefs; that in a few days, they should move
to Sandusky, and that a desire for peace was gaining
ground amongst them. This account, from a man
in whom we had confidence, was encouraging to us.
In the afternoon, we held a meeting for worship
at a mill, at the river Ruzche, about five miles from
Detroit, with a considerable number of middle aged
and young people, to the peace of our minds. Re-
turned in the evening, they having sent up horses
to bring us down and carry us back.