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To explore the Coast, and visit the EsquiMAUx in that
unknown Region.

BY

BENJAMIN KOHLMEISTER, AND GEORGE KMOCH,

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MISSION ARIES OF THE CHURCH OF THE

UAVITAS FRATRUM or UNITED BRETHREN.

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Printed by W. M'Dowall, Pemberton Row, Gough Square, Fleet Street,
FOR THE B ReTHREN's SOCIETY FOR THE FURTHER ANCE OF THE
GOSPEL AMONG THE HEATHEN .

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A N D T. BU LG IN, AND T. LA M BE, BR ISTOL.

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JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE,
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INTRODUCTION,

FOR these many years past, a considerable number of Esquimaux have been in the annual practice of visiting the three missionary establishments of the United Brethren on the coast of Labrador, OKKAK, NAIN, and HoPEDALE, chiefly with a view to barter, or to see those of their friends and acquaintance, who had become obedient to the gospel, and lived together in Christian fellowship, enjoying the instruction of the Missionaries.

These people came mostly from the north, and some of them from a great distance. They reported, that the body of the Esquimaux nation lived near and beyond Cape Chudleigh, which they call Killinek, and having conceived much friendship for the Missionaries, never failed to request, that some of them would come to their country, and even urged the formation of a new settlement, considerably to the north of Okkak.

To these repeated and earnest applications the Missionaries were the more disposed to listen, as it had been discovered, not many years after the establishment of the Mission in 1771, that that part of the coast on which, by the encouragement of the British government, the first settlement was made, was very thinly inhabited, and that the aim of the Mission, to convert the Esquimaux to Christianity, would be

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