Item FC 3213 L55 019.038 - 1849 (Jul) from William Mason to Smithurst

Transcript 1849 July 24 - Letter from Mason

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1849 (Jul) from William Mason to Smithurst

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FC 3213 L55 019.038

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  • July 24, 1849 (Creation)

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One sheet of lined paper with integral address face and remnants of a red wax seal.

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(ca. 1813-1893)

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A Weslayan Methodist missionary to Rupert's Land. With his wife, Sophia, translated and printed several texts at the Rossville Mission Press, including books of the Bible into Cree.

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Place: Norway House

From: W. Mason

To: The Revd J. Smithurst, Indian Settlement

Details: 3 pp and integral address face

Notes: Reverend William Mason acknowledges that Rev. Smithurst is facing "ingratitude" at his parish. Rev. Mason complains that Red River freighters are trading illegally, and he mentions an interview with Sir George Simpson in which he got promises from Simpson that further funding will be provided for a Wesleyan Mission, and that converts will be allowed to observe the Sabbath when voyaging.

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Bruce Peel Special Collections is part of the University of Alberta Libraries.

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