A sermon at the execution of Moses Paul, an Indian: who had been guilty of murder, preached at New Haven in America
Sermon preached at the execution of Moses Paul, an Indian
By Samson Occom, a native Indian, and missionary to the Indians, who was in England in 1776 and 1777, collecting for the Indian charity schools ; to which is added a short account of the late spread of the Gospel among the Indians ; also observations on the language of the Muhhekaneew Indians ; communicated to the Connecticut Society of Arts and Sciences, by Jonathan Edwards, D.D.
Dates of "1776 and 1777" on title page should read "1766 and 1767" and are printed correctly in the London, 1789 edition.
"Observations on the language of the Muhhekaneew [i.e. Mohegan] Indians; in which the extent of that language in North-America is shewn; its genius is grammatically traced; some of its peculiarities, and some instances of analogy between that and the Hebrew are pointed out. Communicated to the Connecticut Society of Arts and Sciences, and published at the request of the Society" / by Jonathan Edwards, has separate title page and pagination and is unsigned, with imprint: New-Haven, printed by Josiah Meigs, 1778 [i.e. 1788]; London reprinted by W. Justins, 1788.
Observations on the language of the Muhhekaneew [i.e. Mohegan] Indians" contains short comparative lists of vocabulary in: English, Mohegan, and Shawnee; English, Mohegan and Chippewau [i.e. Ojibwa]; Mohegan and Mohawk. Followed by the Lord's Prayer in the Mohegan language, and the Lord's prayer in the Mohawk language. Also contains a discussion of the grammar of the Mohegan language.
"Conversation between the Rev. Mr. M------, and Pagey, an Indian"--Last page.
One of two copies held by Amherst College Archives and Special Collections. This copy is in half calf with gilt decoration at edges over marbled boards.
Part of the original Younghee Kim-Wait (Class of 1982)/Pablo Eisenberg Collection of Native American Literature.
iv, , 6-24, iv, , 6-15,  p. ; 23 cm
E98.M6 O16 1788 c.2
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