Jesuit relations and allied documents. Volume 2, Acadia, 1612-1614 : travels and explorations of the Jesuit missionaries in New France
Reuben Gold Thwaites (Author)
From the introduction: "After the Fathers of the Society of Jesus had overcome the ill-will of their enemies and again been admitted to France, they felt themselves called to other fields for the fruitful employment of their labors. A rich harvest was offered in New France, where the natives lived almost like animals, without any knowledge of God. "To that country, accordingly, were sent two priests of the Society, Fathers Pierre Baird and Enemond Massé, who reached Acadia on the 22nd of May, 1611. After remaining there seven month, [iv] Father Baird sent this epistle to his Superior. "The letter is divided, as it were, under four heads, and relates: "What New France is, the nature of the country, what tribes inhabite it, and their customs. "In what manner, with what help and with what sucess the Society secured a mission in this country. "In what condition the Society found the Christian religion in this region. What has been done by the missionaries thus far, or rather what has been attempted. "Although the end of the letter reads: the last day of January, 1611,-either there is an error in the year, or Father Baird wrote according to the old style, for the year ought to be 1612."
eBook, English, 2014
Project Gutenberg, [Place of publication not identified], 2014