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An Indian Chief in a London Pulpit.

An unwonted and interesting sight was witnessed at the beautiful little f church of St. Peter, Gomhill, recently. A . special sermon was preached there on behalf of. the Colonial and Con- ! tinental Church Society by the Rev. li. • Pahtahquahong Chase, hereditary chief of the Gjibway tribe, president of . the ; Grand CounpJV of Indians, and the : '-society’s missionary -at Munceytown, Canada. The preacher wears on hisbreast two' medals, one given to v his ' gfandfather by George 111., the • other presented to himself on behalf ■ of Queen Victoria by. the Prince of -’ Wales during 'his visit to Canada . iB6O, when the rev., gentleman was selected by the Indian tribes tb present an address ip His Royal Highness. In early life Mr Chase was for some time employed in the feidbUST,''” Department of <the Canadian displaying . great prudence and skill in the per- . formance. of the difficult - and useful ; duties entrusted to him. , His converv sion 'to Christianity arose from an at-' tendance on ..Divine service, at which he ‘deeply,’ impressed with thb . solemnity of Christian worship. Having • been:; ordained as a .-minister by an t,■ .English:- bishop' inCanada, he has for about iB-years.been-.empioy.ed as a *''missionary ! l ih ■ coiihehtio'n ■ with the mentiohed j in its Work, ' at which .place, and in i jhe - neighborhood he labors. among i thre* different tribes, the C neida, the r;iMunceytown, and the Ojibway tribes, travelling sixteen miles every Sunday in fare discharge of his pastoral duties. As ai; .missionary „ a^iong. his people he .]i«iders mpst.important aid to the;, sob ciety he represents,. which has under J ifS’care a vast number of Indian sub- - jects of her Majesty, and has done much practically to solve k the problem of : the capacity of North American Indians Jfdr civilisation. Mr Chase is I about ,6q years of age, and of middle height, having a well-proportioned form i-andr am easy carriage, his complexion being of the-copper .or; reddish-biown - hue which marks his race. His text s-wassthe nth verse of the 33rd Psalm;; sfftd'the sermon, which lasted a littlb minutes, ; su listened t 6 ■ [ Very, attentively, . ;

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An Indian Chief in a London Pulpit., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 374, 18 June 1881

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An Indian Chief in a London Pulpit. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 374, 18 June 1881

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