So two chiefs and a Catholic priest travel to Europe… (part 2)
<14> Ogyust nsaika kro kopa Liish: <18> son alta
nsaika mitlait iakwa. Mitlait <9> lisivik, pi <60>
liplit pi ayu wiht brothir kopa ukuk haws.
Ukuk lisivik pi liplit chako kopa kanawi kah ilihi:
Klaska chako iakwa kanawi kanamokst, mamuk tomtom
kanamokst; nanich ikta klaska mamuk kopa kanawi ukuk
ilihi, pus tolo tilikom kopa ST: drit aias
tlus pi aias haha klaska mamuk: ilo kopa kaltash
klaska chako: kanawi son tanas son klaska mitlait
tlun tintin ayu wawa kanamokst; wiht kakwa pus
kopit sitkom son, tlun tintin wiht klaska wawa kana=
mokst. Pus iaka drit kopit klaska mamuk, iawa klaska kilapai
kanawi kopa klaska ilihi.
Tlus msaika patlach ukuk pipa kopa kanawi klaska
komtaks Shinuk pipa, pus klaska chako komtaks kah nsaika
kuli. Alki pus nsaika kilapai, nsaika tlap ayu siisim
kopa msaika. Alta tlus nanich pus msaika kwanisim
skukum tomtom kopa ST pi kopa styuil.
Nsaika tomtom, kopa Novimbir mun nsaika kilapai kopa
Kamlups. Alki wiht naika mash pipa kopa msaika, siisim
kata wiht alki nsaika kuli.
Putush hohwait n Tkamlups.
Nshawa Lui shif
Nshawa l Silista
Nshawa l Pir Lshyun
On the 14th of August we arrived at Liege: for 18 days now
we’ve been here. There are 9 bishops, and 60
priests and many brothers at this house.
These bishops and priests come from countries all over:
from North-West [Territories of Canada], from [Eastern] Canada, from the USA, from
Germany, and France, from Italy; also
from Southern Africa [actually Namibia], and from Ceylon.
They all met up, to consult
together; to see what they are doing in all those
countries, in order to win people over to God: it’s really very
good and very holy, what they’re doing: not for nothing
did they come: every day in the morning they sit
for three hours talking together; it’s also like that in
the afternoon, for three hours more they talk to-
gether. When their work is quite done, then they will return
each to his country.
Please, you folks, give this newspaper to anyone
who knows the Chinook writing, so they can learn where we
are traveling. Eventually when we return, we will get lots of news
from you folks. Now make sure you folks keep on
honoring God and prayer.
We think, in the month of November we will be returning to
Kamloops. Later I’ll send another letter to you folks, telling
how our further travels are.
[The remainder of the page is in Shuswap Salish:] Goodbye everyone at Kamloops.
I am Lui Chief.
I am that Celestin [Johnny Chillihitzia].
I am that Pere Le Jeune.