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Conversion of the Indians.

Greatest object of our forefathers, in relation to the natives of this country? To convert them to Christianity.

What did Mr. Robinson say, when he heard of the death of Pecksuot and others?

Most distinguished missionary to the Indians in this country? John Eliot.

What honorable title is often given him? Apostle to the Indians.

In what country was he born? In England.

In what year? 1604. Where was he educated? At the university of Cambridge in England.

Which way is Cambridge from London?

Whom did he regard, as the means of his conversion? Mr. Thomas Hooker.

What had before prevented the fathers of N. E. from making any considerable efforts for the conversion of the natives? The peculiar

cares, hardships and difficulties of their situation in a new country.

Did these things excuse their neglect? Not altogether.

What might have been the consequence, if they had exerted themselves to the utmost, to convert the Indians? Indian wars and the destruction of the Indians might have been in a great measure, prevented.

What act did the general court of Ms. pass, relating to this subject in 1646 ? "An act for the encouragement of attempts to win over the natives to the faith of Christ."

In what year, did Eliot commence his missionary labors ?


Where? In Newton, within a few miles of his house at Roxbury. How old was he then?

In what manner, did Eliot commence his instructions to the Indians? After a short prayer, he explained the commandments, described the character and sufferings of Christ, the judgment day and its consequences, and exhorted them to receive Christ, and pray to God. He then desired them to ask any question that occurred, and conversed with them in a familiar manner.

By whom, was Eliot violently opposed? The sachems and powahs.

Why were they peculiarly opposed to the gospel? Because it opposed the tyranny and oppression, which they exercised over their men.

With what did they threaten him, if he should continue to preach among them? Every evil, that they could inflict. "I am

What did he reply? about the work of the Great God, and my God is with me, so that neither fear you, nor all the sachems in the country. I will go on, and do you touch me, if you dare."

How often did he make a missionary tour? Once a fortnight. How old was he in 1666 ?

What event most interesting to him, took place in that year? The first Indian church was established in this country.


At Natic. Name, given to Indian converts? Praying Indians.

How many villages of praying Indians was he enabled to establish within 14 years after the formation of Natic church? 14. How many Indian preachers did he live to see? 24.

What most important book did Eliot translate into Indian? The bible.

In what language, was the bible first printed in America? In the Indian.

In what year? 1664. How old was Eliot then? Who commenced his missionary labors among the Indians, on the same year with Eliot ? Thomas Mayhew, jun.

At what age? 26.

In what year, was he born? Where did he labor? Chiefly on Martha's Vineyard.

How many hopeful Indian converts did Mayhew live to see? Two or three hundred.

At what age, did Mayhew die? 37.-In what year ? Where? On a voyage to Eng


For what purpose? To procure aid in evangelizing the Indians. From whom? The Society in England for propagating the Gospel among the Indians in Amer


What occasioned the formation of that society? p. 39.

Who was a great benefactor, ard for many years president of that society? Robert Boyle.

What was the character of Boyle? He was peculiarly distinguished as a Christian, and as a philosopher.

Who succeeded Mr. Mayhew as minister? His own father. At what age? 70.

What is he generally called! Gov. Mayhew.

Why? He was governor of M.'s V. and the neighboring islands.

How far did he sometimes walk, to preach to the Indians? Nearly 20 miles.

How long continued the ministry of Gov. Mayhew? 23 years.

At what age, did Gov. Mayhew close his ministry and his life?

Number of Indian converts in M.'s V. and Nantucket in the year 1695 ?

Miscellaneous Questions

No. 3.

To whom, did James I. grant a patent of New England in 1620 ? In what year was Boston settled?

In what year did emigration to N. England almost entirely cease! Where did Endicott settle?

In what year, did nearly 100 of the planters of Ct. return to Ms.?

Who had resided some time in Shawmut, before Gov. Winthrop &c. settled there?

Who sent 20 men, to build a fort at the mouth of Ct. river?

In what town, did the Indians murder nine persons in 1637 ? Who was John Eliot?

In what year, was Salem settled by Mr. Endicott?

What colony was settled mostly by Roman Catholics?

Previous name of Trimountain? In what year, did persecution cease in England?

What became of John Oldham ?
Who was John Gallop?

Of what most important expedition, was John Mason the commander ?

Who was Capt. Underhill ?
What colony was refused admit-

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Who was John Davenport? Theophilus Eaton ? - Edward Hopkins? - John Haynes ? For what, has Natic been most distinguished?

Where did William Clayborne commence a settlement?

Who began a settlement at St. Mary?

How long was Hartford settled after Boston?

What most distinguished minister came from Boston in England, to Boston, Ms. ?

What sachem had 26 sachems under him?

What high office did Henry Vane hold in Ms. ?

Who was John Cotton?

What patent granted a territory 60 times as long as it was wide? Where did the Plymotheans erect a trading house in 1633?

Who commenced the settlement on Kent island in Md. ?

Where did Roger Williams commence a settlement in 1636 ? What Indian war distinguished the year 1637?

To what Indians belonged Fort Mystic?

Whose life was saved by cutting a bowstring?

Of what colony, did Charles I. grant a patent to Lord Baltimore? Where did the Dutch threaten to fire upon the Plymotheans in 1633?


From what town in Ms. came. the first settlers of Windsor ? Who was Wahquimicut?

What minister was banished from Salem in 1635?

Who were the Mohawks? Other names of Trimountain? What was the title of Cecil Calvert?

From what town in Ms. came the first settlers of Hartford ? Indian name of R. I.? City near the mouth of the Thames in Ct.?

Who was William Coddington? Who became archbishop of Can terbury in 1633 ?

What colony was named for the wife of Charles I.?

What patent was granted to Lord Say and Seal, &c. in 1631 ?

From what town in Ms. came the first settlers of Wethersfield? What commission did J. Winthrop, jun. receive in England?

In what bay, is the island, that was named for Rhodes ?

What Indians had their principal fort in Groton, Ct.?

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exceed the first? It constituted the colony a body politic.

What colony did it include with Ct.?

In what year, did New Haven actually unite with Ct.?

Till what year, did the government, formed under the charters, continue essentially the same?

To whom, did Charles grant New York, N. J. and Del. in 1664 ? How could Charles give away what belonged to the Dutch? He considered all the country as belonging to him, by right of prior discovery and occupancy.

Who was sent against the Dutch at N. Y. ?

Who was then the Dutch Gov.? Why did Stuyvesant yield? What were the two Dutch settlements then called?

In honor of whom?

What territory did the Duke of York convey to Lord Berkley and Sir George Carteret?

Why called New Jersey? By whom, was the first settlement made in N. J. ?

How soon after the settlement of Plymouth?

By whom, was Delaware first settled?

Was it before or after the settlement of N. J.?

Under whose authority, was Delaware, when given to the Duke of York?

Success of Robert Carr against the Dutch of Delaware? Under what authority, was Del. then placed?

To what office in N. E. were Nichols, Carr, Cartwright and Mayerick appointed? They were made Commissioners of Appeals.

Conduct of these commissioners ? From whom, did they receive complaints against the colonies? Against whose consent, did they constitute persons freemen?

To whom, did they wrongfully give protection?

How were they prevented from ruining the country


Settlement of Carolina.

When commenced the first settlement at Roanoke?-the second?

Under whose patronage?

What became of these colonies? How long after the first settlement in Carolina, was begun the first permanent settlement? Where?

Where is Albemarle? Albemarle county is in Va. but the Albemarle here meant, lies round Albemarle Sound.

Which way is Albemarle Sound from Pamlico Sound? - from Chesapeak Bay?· ville ?

from Knox.

By whom, was commenced the settlement at Albemarle ? Under whose superintendence? To whom, was granted the patent of Carolina ? By whom? Northern boundary of this territory?

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Southern boundary? The 31st degree of N. latitude.

East and West boundaries? The Atlantic and Pacific.

How many degrees wide? Why was this territory called Carolina?

How long before, had it been discovered under his patronage?

Where was commenced the sec ond permanent settlement in Caro lina? When?

How long after Albemarle ? after Boston?-after N. Haven? In what part of Carolina, was a settlement commenced in 1670?

Give some account of Port Royal in Carolina. It is an island near the mouth of Coosawhatchy river.

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Which way from Savannah ? Who was appointed governor of Port Royal?

How many distinct governments were formed in Carolina?

To what place, did Gov. Sayle remove in 1671 ?

Of what town, was here laid the foundation?

To what point did the inhabitants remove, nine years after?

Of what city, did they then lay the foundation?

Of what state, is Charleston now the capital?

At the junction of what rivers, is Charleston?

Which way is Charleston from Pittsburgh? from Cape Fear? In what year, was the settlement of Charleston?

How long after that of Albemarle ?of Jamestown?

To what number, were the three governments in Carolina reduced, after the death of Gov. Sayle?

What distinguished philosopher prepared a constitution for Carolina?

For what term, was the president to be chosen?

What kind of a nobility was to be established?

What was occasioned in Albemarle, by an attempt to enforce this constitution?

What was the fate of this impracticable constitution?

What government was then restored?

To whom, did the proprietors surrender their title and interest in 1729 ?

Into what colonies, was Carolina then divided?


Who appointed their governors and councils?

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King Philip's confession and ted ourselves and our people unto

renewal of covenant.

Taunton, Ap. 10, 1671. "Whereas my father, my brother

the King's Majesty of England, and to this colony of New Plymouth, by some solemn covenant under our hand; but I having of late, through

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