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A Narrative of the Mission of the United Brethren Among the Delaware and Mohegan Indians From Its Commencement in the Year 1740 to the Close of the Year 1808
Cleveland : Burrows Bros. Co, 1907-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Thick royal quarto in slipcase. No. 36 of 130 copies. xi, 616 pages : frontis, 3 pl., mounted fasc. document, 2 fasc titles, 3 maps ; 33 cm. Bound in publishers 3/4 brown pigskin. Brown cloth boards. 4 raised bands. Gilt to spine. TEG. Fine binding and cover. Wear to extremities. Wear to slipcase. Slipcase lacking top of case. Clean, unmarked pages. Howes H380. John Gottlieb Ernestus Heckewelder was an American missionary for the Moravian Church. After a visit to Ohio with Christian F. Post, a colonial agent, in 1762, and temporary employment in the Moravian missions at Friedenshutten and Sheshequin, Pennsylvania, in 1765-1771, he entered, in the latter year, upon his actual career as an evangelist to the Indians, being appointed assistant to David Zeisberger, in Ohio, where he remained fifteen years. In 1792, at the request of the secretary of war, he accompanied Gen. Rufus Putnam to Post Vincennes to treat with the Indians. In 1793 he was a second time commissioned to assist at a treaty with the Indians of the lakes. Between 1797 and 1800 he remained mainly in Ohio, and was for a time in the civil service, being a postmaster, a justice of the peace, and an associate justice of the court of common pleas. He studied carefully the languages, manners, and customs of the Indians, particularly the Delawares, and after he had become a member of the American Philosophical Society, at Philadelphia, several of his contributions of Indian archaeology were published in their transactions. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.
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