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PERIODICAL ACCOUNTS,

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7806-1808 A Letter from Brother Peter Kluge, Missionary among the DELAWARES, on the River WABASH, to Brother G. H. LOSKIEL, at BETHLEHEM, in PENNSYLVANIA, dated April 1st, 1806.

DEAR BROTHER,

INCE my last to you, by way of Goshen, our situa-
tion here has become more precarious than ever ;

and indeed we have been in such perplexity and distress, that we have never before experienced any thing like it. Even now, while I am writing, I am filled with such grief and terror, in the remembrance of the scenes we have been witnesses to, that I hardly know how to put my thoughts together, or find words to describe our present feelings.

From the following narrative our dear Brethren will be able, in some measure, to judge of them.

In February last all the Indians in this district were summoned by their teachers, or lying prophets, to assemble on the Woapikamikunk, to hear the foolish stories, fabricated by these emissaries of Satan, of pretended visions and revelations received from God, and to be instructed how to act in conformity to them. Among these teachers was a Shawano, an arch-impostor. He was considered as the principal among them, as he gave' out, that he was able to know and discover hidden mysteries. The Delaware tribe

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