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THE LORD'S PRAYER, IN CHEROKEE.

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Our Father above who dwellest.

Exalted

be thy name. 1. Awgitawta galunglati he hi. 2. Galungquotiyu gesesti tetsatawungi.

Thou king the boing (thy being king) spring to light. On earth be done 3. Tsakungwiyuhi gesungi

wikananukawi. 4. Elawhi winigalista what thou wilt above as it is done,

Daily (adjective) hatanurgteskungi galunglati tsinigalistiha. 5. Tawkatawlaquisung awgalisfood give us this (a pronoun of time) day.

Remit to us

and (and tayungti skiungsi hawli

iga. 6. Tigeskiungsi (quo) remit to us) what we owe theo in the same manner as we forgive those who owe us.

teskitugungi naskiya (quo) tsiligayawtsinehaw tsawtsitugi. And do not a place of straying lead us into.

Prevent us 7. Ale tlesti utalenastiyi witiskiyatinungstanunggi. 8. Shialugiskesti quos. the other hand evil towards when we are going. Thine (is) for (for thine is) kini uyawtlu itillu wawtsigalungi.

9. Tsatselika yenaw thou king the being, and thou powerful the being, and thou glorious

the being tsakungwiyuhi gesungi, ale tsalinigitiyu gesungi, ale elsalungquotiyu gesungi forever. This

let be. nikawhilungi. Naski (quo) winikalista.

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THE LORD'S PRAYER, IN MUSKHOGEE.

be

our

Our Father above us thou livest (or existest.) Thy name let (it)

revered. 1. Poilhki-hepofungit ligitchkist. 2. Chi-ojif kot-al loosti bik kus chaThy authority let (it) come.

Whatever thy will

let it bo 3. chim-a a gon-hotti ja jus cha 4. naugi-istomen-komitch kad-mome bik dono on this land (in the) good land as.

Day's every food

give us this kus-hia-ekonnon-ekonna-in hla-ta bomen. 5. Nitta-homulga-humbedon-pomisday. Our debts us forgive

debtors

we forgive us (or moja-nitta. 6. Ipohoihli-pom-wy gus-pome-ahooi hlaje ulgi-in wzgi yundolike as), (Into) things tempting us lead lead

from omen. 7. Naugi sa opunga-po-balhladi-se po a yhitch kus cha- 8. mo mais-na evil keep

For thine is the authority, and the strength hoolkidon-pung kop pi yi ja jus cha- 9. mut-chim a a gadist, momen-yhik chi and the great name always without end.

Let it be. tut-addum.chi ojif ka hlok ki. is stung ves. 10. Mome bikkus cha.

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THE LORD'S PRAYER, IN CHOCTA.

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Our Father sitting above. Let the naming of thee bo sacred.

Let thy 1. Piki vba binili

ma.

2. Chi hochihifo hokvt holitopashke. 3. Ish a dominion (where thou reignest) come. What thou willest — this earth - heaven itself-let it pehlichi kvt vlashke. 4. Nana ish aianuk filli hokvi yokni ilvppa be the same.

Our food for

every day

this day vba shutik ok inli chiyumashke. 5. Nitok moma pini ilhpok a himok nitok give it

blot out those indebted

to us, a ish pipihin tashke. 6. Mikma nana pini aheka yoka il i kashohofikma, nana debts for

And leading us, bring us not il aheka yoka ish pi kashohofashke. 7. Yvmohmi kvt ai anukpvlli imma into temptation.

And leading,
take us

the

from hokyno pi lauet pisht ish ona na. 8. Yymohmikmvt ai okpuloka yoka pi evil, (or evil place).

All those, where thou reignest, wholly, in truth, lauet ish pi a kuche chashke. 9. Ilvppa moma ish a pehlie chi a fullota aiahli shall be thine forever. kyt chimmi a bilia hoke.

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We wish may be rever1. Atey oaneeahpee wongkahntoo eeahngkey. 2. To keen wahkongwonenced thy

Wo wish
things all
thy power

may dahkahpee neets hejikee. 3. To keen tahkoo-owos wyahkeehee ehahn ongcome to us. What thou desirest all may it be accomplished

above kaheepee. 4. Takoo neetsheeng owos oneetsheetshaytoo ee eytshin wongearth

Ug give

food

day kahntoo eeytschin mahkah ahkan. 5. Oangkoomeeey tahkoo uetahpee ahmpey every:

And
untie

evil

done have we ey tooheyah. 6. Kah oangkeeueskkah tahkoo sheetshah eytshoongkhoopee ee them untie shall

who any

evil

have done eytshen weetskoangkueshkahpee tuey tahkoo-sheetshah-eytshahoang keets Any evil to think of doing take

to prevent. hoompe. 7. Tahkoo sheetshah ahwahtscheenpee eekee noha ee oeeahkeepee. Any evil

deeds

us deliver (from). Thou only 8. Tahkoo sheetshah aytshoongkoopee oangkootshkah. 9. Nishnuna weetsh. king father

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for

May it be ashtahnee eehtahpee eenee otahn tokahn wongkaytshee. 10. Haykahnahn

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II.

AN

HISTORICAL ACCOUNT

OF THE

DOINGS AND SUFFERINGS

OF

THE CHRISTIAN INDIANS

IN NEW ENGLAND,

IN THE YEARS 1675, 1676, 1677.

IMPARTIALLY DRAWN BY ONE WELL ACQUAINTED WITH THAT AFFAIR,

AND

PRESENTED UNTO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

THE CORPORATION RESIDING IN LONDON, APPOINTED BY THE KING'S

MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY FOR PROMOTING THE GOSPEL

AMONG THE INDIANS IN AMERICA.

PRELIMINARY NOTICE.

In preparing the following brief sketch of the principal incidents in the life of the author of “The History of the Christian Indians,” the Publishing Committee have consulted the original authorities cited by the American biographical writers, and such other sources of information as were known to them, for the purpose of insuring greater accuracy; but the account is almost wholly confined to the period of his residence in New England, and is necessarily given in the most concise manner. They trust, that more ample justice will yet be done to his memory by the biographer and the historian.

DANIEL GOOKIN was born in England, about A. D. 1612. As he is termed “ a Kentish soldier" by one of his contemporaries, who was himself from the County of Kent,* it has been inferred, with good reason, that Gookin was a native of that county. In what year he emigrated to America, does not clearly appear; but he is supposed to have first settled in the southern colony of Virginia, from whence he removed to New England. Cotton Mather, in his memoir of Thompson, a nonconformist divine of Virginia, has the following quaint allusion to our author:

A constellation of great converts there
Shone round him, and his heavenly glory were.
Gookins was one of these. By Thompson's pains,

Christ and New England a dear Gookins gains." A gentleman of the same name, “ Master Daniel Gookin," (as he is styled,) accompanied by “fifty men of his own, and thirty passengers, well provided, arrived out of Ireland,” in Virginia, Nov. 220, 1621. He was one of twenty-six persons, to whom patents of lands were granted in that year, and who are said to “have undertaken to transport great multitudes of people and cattle to Virginia." + Having fulfilled his contract with the Virginia Company, by bringing them cattle and other supplies from Ireland, he settled in the colony at a place called Newport's News. † This gentleman is stated by several writers to have been the father of General Gookin ; but the only circumstances authorizing even a conjecture to that effect, are the identity of name, and the fact that both lived in Virginia. A circumstance of an opposite character has been already alluded to, which seems to imply that Gookin had acquired his knowledge of arms in Kent; but, had he gone to Virginia with his father in 1621, when only about nine years of age, and re

Johnson's “ Wonderworking Providence,Chap. 26.
Purchas's Pilgrims, Vol. IV. p.

1785. #Stith's History of Virginia, p. 205. VOL. II.

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