The governor, who arrived at California to expel them, and to take charge of the country, expected to find a rich and powerful fraternity, with immense treasures hoarded in their missions
, and an army of Indians ready to defend them.
I refuse to accept this extraordinary mission
," Pailleton declared, rising to his feet.
So I supposed: you could hardly have accepted such a mission
Neither public nor private influences produce the slightest effect on us, when we have once got our mission
He is now working--in other words, he is now deliberately risking his life--in the Mission
to Green Anchor Fields.
Guillaume Lejean, intrusted with a mission
by the French Government, reached Karthoum by way of the Red Sea, and embarked upon the Nile with a retinue of twenty-one hired men and twenty soldiers, but he could not get past Gondokoro, and ran extreme risk of his life among the negro tribes, who were in full revolt.
I wish success to your mission
," and with his embroidered red mantle, his flowing feathers, and his glittering ornaments, he rejoined his suite who were respectfully awaiting him.
When they would thrust at, or parry, the noses of his champing horses, making them swing their heads and move their feet, disturbing a solid dreamy repose, he swore at the men as fools, for he himself could perceive that Providence had caused it clearly to be written, that he and his team had the unalienable right to stand in the proper path of the sun chariot, and if they so minded, obstruct its mission
or take a wheel off.
Now let us return to the mission
with which you wish to charge me; and as I desire to continue to merit the confidence of your Eminence, deign to unfold it to me in terms clear and precise, that I may not commit an error.
Ellis, in his 'Polynesian Researches', gives some interesting accounts of the abortive attempts made by the ''Tahiti Mission
'' to establish a branch Mission
upon certain islands of the group.
The Conservative candidate had announced his intention of addressing a meeting at Blackstable; and Josiah Graves, having arranged that it should take place in the Mission
Hall, went to Mr.
At the period of which I am now writing, the home government had decided on sending a special diplomatic mission
to one of the native princes ruling over a remote province of our Indian empire.