Visits His Relations

On the 12th of November, 1825,--says Mr. Bird--Shidiak received a letter

from the patriarch, in which he threatens him, with his brother Tannoos

and another Maronite youth, with immediate excommunication, unless they

cease from all connexion with the Bible-men.

15. After mature deliberation it was thought advisable, for the present,

that he should go home to his friends in Hadet, until the fever of alarm

and opposition should subside a little.