Letter from Henry to Edward

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Title

Letter from Henry to Edward

Subject

Letters; Baptism and church membership; Ultimatums (International relations); Diseases; Persecution--China

Description

Henry writes to Edward having returned from a trip into the country. He hasn't received much mail, but Em sent a book for the children. A conversion took place at San-Ui, and three others have expressed devotion elsewhere. France negotiates with China but Henry has heard that war is probable. Dr. Happer is still ill and Hattie is in Macao with Mrs. Thomson. One of Henry's scholars died, a non-Christian whose sister is a convert. The Chinese grow less tolerant of French people in the country.

Creator

Noyes, Henry Varnum

Source

The College of Wooster, Special Collections, Noyes Collection, Box #3

Publisher

Unpublished

Date

Unknown

Contributor

Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Special Collections Grant

Format

PDF

Language

eng (English)

Type

Text

Identifier

noyes_c_cor_792

Coverage

Sino-French War, 1884-1885

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Dear Bro Edward
I have just got home
from a three weeks trip in the
country, and have only a few
minutes to write bEfore the mail
goes. For some reason I have
had not letter from home for
the two last mails. I presume
they must have missed getting
through. Bella tells me that
Em sent a book I think for
the children. I have not yet had
time to look at the mail but
the children as well as their parents
send best thanks. I had on
the whole a very good time in
the country although it was pretty
hot. One man was received
into the church at San-Ui. There
were no baptisms at other places
excepting a child at the new
station. Three however have expressed
their full purpose to serve Jesus
as long as they live. They will
doubtless be baptized the next trip

if the state of the country is
so that I can make the trip.
I have only had time to
look at the telegrams of the
last two papers since I got
back but judging from [?these?]
things look pretty "squally" The
French seem to have presented
an ultimatum which the
Chinese refuse. The telegram
says "war probable". I feel worst
of all for the Chinese Christians
I do not know what will become
of them in case of war. I fear
they will be exposed to great
danger, but the Lord knows how
to take care of his own. He
knows too how to bring about
peace if it his will --
Dr Happer is still very
unwell but I believe is thought
to be some better. I [--pr--] presume
Hattie has written that she is
in Macao with Mrs Thomson and
the other young ladies - that is
Miss Butler + Miss Lewis + Dr Niles.
One of my scholars died

while I was in the country. He
had been sick for a number
of days before I left and had
gone to the Hospital. I hoped
he would recover .He had been
in school since the beginning of
the year. He was not a professing
christian. His older sister is a
Christian. --
I find in the country a
strong feeling in the part of
many of the people against the
French. They told me at once
place that if I were a
Frenchman they would beat me
The people feel that they are so
numerous that they ought to
beat all the French who could
be sent out here but with their
poor military knowledge I fear
it would fare hard with them -
They had better have maintained
the treaty that had been agreed
upon -- We have been living
in suspense for more than a
year, and it would seem a
great relief to have things

settled once more- The Lord
has his own plans to accomplish
and will no doubt do what
is right-- The boy is waiting
to take this to the office and
so I will close, sending
much love from us all to
you all
Your Aff Bro
- Henry -



亲爱的爱德华兄弟
我刚到家
从三周的旅行中
国家,而且只有少数
在邮件之前写的分钟
去。出于某种原因,我有
没有家里来信
最后两封邮件。我相信
他们一定错过了
通过。贝拉告诉我
Em送了一本书我想
这些孩子。我还没有
是时候看看邮件了,但是
孩子们以及他们的父母
送上最好的感谢。我有
整个过程非常愉快
这个国家虽然很漂亮
热的。收到了一名男子
进了三义的教堂。那里
在其他地方没有受洗
除了新的孩子
车站。然而,三人表示
他们服侍耶稣的全部目的
只要他们活着。他们将
下一次旅行无疑会受洗

如果该国的状态是
这样我就可以去旅行了。
我只有时间
看电报
自从我得到最后两篇论文
回来但从这些来看
事情看起来很“狂风”
法国人似乎提出了
最后通牒
中国人拒绝。电报
说“可能发生战争”。我感觉最糟糕
尤其是为中国基督徒
不知道会变成什么
他们在战争的情况下。我怕
他们将接触到伟大的
危险,但主知道如何
照顾他自己。他
也知道如何实现
如果他愿意,和平——
哈珀医生还是很
身体不适,但我相信是思想
变得更好一些。我相信
海蒂写道,她是
在澳门与汤姆森夫人和
其他的年轻女士——那就是
巴特勒小姐、刘易斯小姐和奈尔斯医生。
我的一位学者去世了

我在乡下的时候。他
病了很多次
在我离开前几天
去了医院。我希望
他会康复的。他曾经
从一开始就在学校
那一年。他不是一个自称的
基督教。他的姐姐是一个
基督教。 --
我在国内发现
强烈的感觉
很多人反对
法语。他们立刻告诉我
如果我是一个
法国人他们会打败我
人们觉得他们是如此
很多,他们应该
击败所有能做到的法国人
被送到这里,但与他们
我害怕军事知识差
对他们来说会很艰难——
他们最好保持
已商定的条约
上——我们一直在生活
悬念不止一个
年,这似乎是一个
有东西大解脱

再次安顿下来——主
有自己的计划要完成
毫无疑问会做什么
是的——男孩在等待
把这个带到办公室,然后
所以我会关闭,发送
我们都非常爱
你们
你的兄弟
- 亨利 -

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Letter

Citation

Noyes, Henry Varnum, “Letter from Henry to Edward,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed February 29, 2024, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/868.

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