The Christian religion came to this country in two forms, one of which may conveniently be called Latin, and the other English.
Latin Christianity came first. It was preached in Mexico, and in the South and West, by missionaries from Spain. It was preached in Canada, and in the North and middle West, by missionaries from France. These missions were planted by men who never since have been surpassed in courage, self-sacrifice, and enthusiastic devotion; and who have never been equaled in their understanding of Indian character and in their success in making Indian converts.
This form of Christianity was bound up with the fortunes of the two nations which brought it to these shores. They had neither the purpose nor the method . . .
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