Richard Reece fonds [textual record]

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    • Richard Reece fonds
      Richard Reece fonds
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    Six Nations of the Grand River (Ont.):
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    0.4 cm of textual records (8 p.) photocopies and transcripts.
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    Fonds consists of a letter from John Douse to Rev. Richard Reece, Wesleyan minister at Sheffield, England detailing his experiences as a Methodist missionary to the Six Nations (Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca, Onondaga and Tuscarora -- also collectively known as Haudenosaunee) near Brantford, Ontario. Letter includes a small compilation of Christian terms translated into the area's Indigenous vernacular (possibly Mohawk /Kanien'kéha), as well as a translation of the Lord's Prayer.
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    Reece, Richard, 1765-1850: Richard Reece (1765-1850) was converted at the age of eighteen and entered the itinerancy in 1787. He served as President of the British Conference in 1816 and 1835 and of the Irish Conference in 1817. In 1823 he represented the British Church at the American General Conference in Baltimore. Reece remained in the active ministry until the age of eighty-one when he retired as a supernumary minister to London where he died after a short illness. C. F Crookshank, Methodism in Ireland (1885), volume 2, 420. Hills Arrangement 1847, 652. Methodist Magazine 1850, 983-984.
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    Received in 1943 from Mr. W.P. Wilton of Hamilton, Ont.
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    Letter in the fonds includes a small compilation of Christian terms and the Lord's Prayer translated into Mohawk (Kanien'kéha).
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