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placed them so remote in the earth, that they might evi-
dence The foolishness of God, that should display
itself in His time Wiser than the wisdom of men.
Thus did I return home weeping, with perfect acquiescence
to His hidden mystery, while I remained silent, and full
of sorrow, having my mind awed through the rebuke of
the King of Saints, and was afterwards abundantly filled
with praise and love, to my Creator, for His Distinguish-
ing Mercies, that I have partook of all my life long to the
present: and I desire every breath to utter forth thanks,
which are due to His Great Name: and to tell of His
Loving Kindness in chastening my foolish heart, that
would dispute, and judge His Marvellous Providence, who
has required of my hands diligence, obedience, and a
faithful reliance on His Promises; that I may perform His
Sovereign Will, and answer His Divine Purpose, as a child
of His Widom, who shall be justified at the last in the
sight of all Nations, having suffered his Will, and done
all which the Lord my God appointed, while among mu-
table creatures; born to give account at the last for
every thought, word, and action in time.

[3d 8th mo. 1805,
Vernon, Oneida County.]

This morning, my friend Eve Young, went with me to
Judge Dean’s, to ask if he would interpret for me, as he
knew the Indian language, being among them much when
a child; he said, Few know an Indian’s heart, but I do;
and I think, they are not of the same species which we are.
I smiled with contempt at his opinion, believing the Lord
will visit them with gracious outpouring of His Spirit;
then shall it be evidenced, their genius, or mental powers,
are bright as ours: and that their hearts are as suscepti-
ble of divine impressions: for my part, I believe many of
them are wrought upon by the Light, but heir dwelling in
the woods obscurely, have made them appear in the eyes
of men, almost like the brute creation. The white peo-
ple, who are of a bad principle, receive their clothes, and
small necessaries for rum, or money to procure it, which
I think should be severely punished. There is a fine for