MISSION TO THE FLAT HEAD INDIANS.
In a letter from Mr. Lee, one of the Methodist Missionaries to the Flat-Head Indians, published in the Christian Advocate and Journal, he thus speaks of his prospects:- Southern Religions Telegraph.
'We have made arrangements to cross the mountains with Capt. W. whose company will consist of about fifty. He expects to leave Liberty (which is about one hundred miles above St. Louis in April. From St. Louis to the Flat Head country are about one thousand five hundred miles; This Journey is to be performed on horseback at the rate, say twenty miles per day. And when the journey, from the shores of the Atlantic to the shores of the Pacific, is accomplished, the most laborious part of our work is yet before us. It will still remain for us to transport ourselves nine hundred miles up the river to the place of destination.
'Our dependence for subsistence is almost exclusively upon the rifle, as it is impossible to carry provisions for such a journey on horseback.'
Most emphatically should his closing request sound in our ears, 'Brethren pray for us.'