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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... the copes of Heaven: They have a great Complaisance for all that is said to them, and in appearance 133 do all seriously you entreat them to do. When we say to them, Pray to God with us, they presently do it, and answer word for word, according to the Prayers they have been taught in their Tongue. Kneel down, they kneel; take off your Bonnet, they take it off; hold your tongue, they do it. If one say to them, Hear me, they hearken diligently. If one give them some Image, Crucifix, or Beads, they use them as Jewels to adorn themselves with. When I said to them, To morrow is Sunday, or Prayer-day, they answered me, Niaora, that's well, I am content. I said to them sometimes, Promise the great Master of Life never to be drunk any more; they answered, Netho, I promise you I'll commit no more such Folly: but as soon as they got AquaviUe i. e., brandy, or other strong Liquors, which they trucked with the French, English, and Hollanders, for their Furs, they began afresh to be drunk. When I asked them if they believed in the Great Master of Life, of Heaven and Earth; they answered, Yes. Notwithstanding, the Savage Women which some Missioners had baptized, and who were married in the face of the Church with some French Men of Canada, often left their Husbands, and took others, saying, they were not subject to the Laws of the Christians, and that they did not marry but with a design to stay with their Husbands as long as they agreed together: but if they did not agree well, they were at liberty to change. It's necessary to civilize this Nation before they be made to embrace the Christian Faith. If they be not under the Yoak, it's in vain to labour their Conversion, unless God by a particular Grace should do some Miracle in favour of this People....

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