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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Francis, Convers 1785-1863 (search)
Francis, Convers 1785-1863 Clergyman; born in West Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 9, 1785; graduated at Harvard in 1815; became pastor of the Unitarian Church in Watertown, Mass., in 1819. Among his writings are Historical sketch of Watertown; Life of John Eliotin Sparks'sAmerican biographies; Memoirs of Rev. John Allyn, Dr. Gamaliel Bradford, Judge Davis, and Sebastian Rale, etc. He died in Cambridge, Mass., April 7, 1863.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Norridgewock, expedition to (search)
Norridgewock, expedition to The Jesuit mission under the charge of Father Rale, or Rasles, at Norridgewock, on the upper Kennebec, was an object of suspicion in Massachusetts for almost twenty years, for it was known that Rale had accompanied the French and Indians in their forays in the early part of Queen Anne's War. The Eastern Indians were in a bad humor in 1720, on account of encroachmey on their part, which, it was believed, had been excited by the Jesuit missionary. Finally, Father Rale was formally accused of stimulating the Eastern Indians to make war, and in August, 1721, thedgewock to seize him. The expedition moved in January, 1722, but did not succeed in capturing Father Rale. His papers, seized by the assailants, who pillaged the chapel and the missionary's house, csetts. Hostilities continued until 1724, when, in August, an expedition surprised Norridgewock, and Rale and about thirty Indian converts were slain, the chapel was burned, and the village broken up.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rale, Sebastian 1658- (search)
Rale, Sebastian 1658- Jesuit missionary; born in France in 1658. In the fall of. 1689 he went to Quebec, and was first stationed as a missionary among the Abenake Indians, near the Falls of the Chaudiere. Then he was sent to the Illinois country, and as early as 1695 he established a mission among the Abenakes at Norridgewocof instigating savage forays on the New England frontiers, and a price was set upon his head. They burned his mission church in 1705. It was rebuilt, and in 1722 Rale's cabin and church were plundered by New England soldiers, who carried away his Dictionary of the Abenake language, which is preserved in manuscript in the librarys preserved in manuscript in the library of Harvard University. It has been printed (1833) by the Academy of Arts and Sciences. On Aug. 12, 1724, Father Rale was shot at the mission cross, Norridgewock, Me., by some New-Englanders with a number of Indians. In August, 1833, Bishop Fenwick (R. C.) erected a monument to his memory.