pg 3 new missionaries on their journey. Mme. put up a golden chain to be disposed of by lottery for the new colony, which produced 1500fr. A sum, almost equal to this was added by private donations, and it was with this modest capital that the seven travellers started on their journey of fifteen hundred leagues, under the protection of Our Lady of the Snows and of the Guardian Angels. From the very start, they found the necessity to place all their reliance on the protection of heaven; for, besides the narrow limits of their pecuniary resources, their ignorance of the language of the country and of the manners and character of the New World, and the consciousness of their own incapacity, had made them put their hopes in assistance from on high. And then, according to their own ideas, America was a land of savages, where besides death and la canque, a missionary might expect at every step to have to make extraordinary sacrifices. However, their ignorance did not always result in disastrous consequences: thus, it prevented them from appreciating beforehand their future position in Indiana; on the other hand, the extraordinary sufferings and privations for which they had been looking prepared and encouraged them to meet a thousand lesser crosses chosen for them by God, of which they had never thought.