OUTPOSTS OF ZION,
LIMNINGS OF MISSION LIFE.
REV. WILLIAM H. GOODE,
TEN YEARS A MEMBER OF FRONTIER CONFERENCES.
(Frontispiece: Portrait of Wm. H. Goode)
(Inscriptions - Inside Cover)
PUBLISHED BY POE & HITCHCOCK,
CORNER OF MAIN AND EIGHTH STREETS.
B. P. THOMPSON PRINTER.
BY POE & HITCHCOCK,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the
Southern District of Ohio.
P R E F A C E.
The periods embraced are those spent by the writer in actual frontier labors. But little matter is presented aside from personal observation, and the range of personal knowledge. The reader may look for nothing startling or extraordinary. The aim has been, in a series of personal details, to present a simple and truthful view of mission life upon our frontier, with some of the actual results of missionary labor. Incidentally, and with little effort at arrangement, I have sought to give reliable facts as to the history of our Indian tribes, their country, character, condition, improvements, and the progress of Christianity among them; also sketches of the white settlements in our western Territories.
In the labor of preparation many a lonely hour has been beguiled; many a thrilling recollection has been stirred; many a tender chord of feeling has been touched. Gratitude to God has been awakened, with increased love to the cause of missions. Could the writer be assured that equal entertainment, and equal profit, would accrue to the reader, he would be amply repaid.
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