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issions, wasting away with consump-
Relation 1642, p. 167. tion.
In midsummer of the next year, he descended
1642-3, p. 271. to Quebec.
After languishing till October, the self-
1642. Oct. 22. denying man, who had glowed with the hope of bearing the gospel across the continent, through all the American Barbary, even to the ocemanent mission among the Five Nations; and he himself, the only one who knew their dialect, was selected as its founder.
Ibo, et non redibo—I shall go, but shall
Oct. never return—were his words of farewell.
Immediately on arriving at the Mohawk castles, he was received as a prisoner, and, against the voice of the
Oct. 18. othwilderness, even though the sower cast his seed in weeping.
In three or four months, he wrote to a friend, you may add me to the memento
Oct. 15. of deaths.
In October, he reached the bay which he called St. Theresa, and which may have been the Bay of Keweena, on the south shore of Lake Superior.
After a residence of eight mont