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Jesuit Relation, 1641
Special Collections, University of Pennsylvania Library
Barthélémy Vimont,
Relation de ce qui s'est passé en la Nouvelle France, es années 1640 et 1641.

Paris: Sebastien Cramoisy, 1642.

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This Jesuit Relation includes a "sample of the Huron language, so that its economy and way of expression may be recognized." The sample includes a French translation underneath - a translation which suggests how Jesuits may have had to bend their spiritual message to make it conform to Huron.

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