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.