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(without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... 'J Presbyterian C DEGREESurcf) History. By Rev. George Edwards.
In the following pages we shall, as far as possible, let the
pioneers of the Presbyterian Church tell in their own words the
part they took in laying the foundations of Christianity and
morality in Montana. THE EARLIEST PIONEERS OF THE CHURCHES. The
earliest religious work in Montana was done under the leadership of
Father Do Smet, who began work among the Flathead Indians in 1840.
He was followed by Father Ravalli and his associates in 1844. They
established the St. Mary's Mission in the Bitter Root Valley. The
earliest Protestant missionaries in the Northwest, the Lees of the
Methodist Church in 1834, the Whitmans and Spauldings of the
Presbyterian Church in 1835, went beyond the present boundaries of
Montana to labor among the Indians of Oregon, these missions being
the direct result of the search that had been instituted by the
Flathead Indians for the great book of the White Man. In 1857 a
Presbyterian minister and his wife came up the Missouri River to
Fort Benton for the purpose of establishing a mission among the
Indians. In July, 1897, when Rev. Thomas V. Moore, then pastor of
the First Presbyterian Church of Helena, was preparing his "Sketch
of the Beginnings of Presbyterianism in Montana," he received
letters from two old-timers who lived in Montana in the 50's. Mr.
Jacob Schmidt, then living near Browning, Teton County, wrote: "I
knew the person to whom you refer. He was a Protestant minister and
came up the Missouri River with me in 1857, with his wife, as far
as Fort Benton, to do missionary work. "He did not stay long, only
about ten days, and his wife got homesick, so they sold the
furniture they had and went back by Walla Walla, Oregon, as they
did not want to take any chances by going bac...
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