On the Mission in Missouri : 1857-1868 (Classic Reprint)

On the Mission in Missouri : 1857-1868 (Classic Reprint)


Excerpt from On the Mission in Missouri: 1857-1868 Checking the speed of his steed, he saluted me, inquired my name, where I was from, and on what purpose journeying. I gave him my name and told him I was a Catholic priest seeking a location for a church in these parts. He said, there are no Cath olics here, what then is the use for a church? See ing he was prejudiced and displeased with my purpose, I replied, True, sir, there are no Catholics here now, but they will be here before long, and you and I may live to see the day when there will be a Cathe lic church on every hill around here. Yes, said he, when the Chariton goes up stream, good-bye, spurring his horse, he rode quickly ahead. Having crossed the Chariton swamp and gained the high lands on the west side I allowed my horse to graze along the road whilst I recited the divine office. Afterwards I rode on some miles and towards eve ning stopped for the night at a farm house on the stage road leading towards Linneus. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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John Joseph Hogan
Hardback | 218 pages
152 x 229 x 14mm | 449g
Publication date
08 Dec 2018
Forgotten Books
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5 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white