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evening, while Mr. Hunt was preaching, Lord, love them, preserve them, bless my burden increased, and I see I must them ! I am on another tack, I shall give up my sins. The King gave me, wait awhile ; but, Lord, bless them.” on my coming, one of his wives, and I In this way they continued to worship hare lived with her ever since; but I God; when, fearing they were not right, see this must be given up. Will Mr. and having an earnest desire to be inCalvert allow me to sleep on his pre structed on this all-important matter, mises ?” This was agreed to ; and he they sent a messenger to Tonga for a has consequently given up that evil, and Teacher. A report of these things we hope will now serve God.
reaching Lakemba, Teachers were imAt Lakemba, although the King and mediately sent, and the happiest results the Chiefs are still heathen, yet such is followed. the indirect influence of Christianity, 24th.-At two o'clock P. M. we weighthat human fiesh has not been ealen in ed anchor ; and, by the blessing of God, this island for more than two years. succeeded in passing rocks and reefs
20th.--I have now closed the business without hurt to the vessel, or to any soul of the three Polynesian Districts, each of on board. We are now out at sea, with which is vastly important, but this the a fair wind to Vatu or Ono; intending, most so, from the circumference of its God willing, to visit both islands. Mission field, the immense population it 28th.-Last night we reached Vatu, contains, their physical and mental ca distant from Lakemba one hundred and pabilities, their industrious habits, their ten miles. The natives came after dark profound respect for their Chiefs and all in a canoe, in which Messrs. Hunt and other official characters, but, withal, their Calvert went ashore, to make arrangeawfully-degraded and cannibal state; ments for our work. This morning we yet, more especially from the influence breakfasted soon after day-dawn, and Christianity is exerting :-directly, in hastened to them, where we were received “stunning men from darkness to light, with a cordial welcome. After that, we and from the power of Satan to the live called upon the Teachers, whose persons, ing God," and the raising up of Teach- houses, and gardens do them the utmost ers of a noble order, who count not their credit: there is nothing like it in the lives dear unto themselves, so that they Friendly Islands, or any other part that may win souls; and indirectly, in taming I have yet seen, except the Niuas. Here the savage, softening the horrors of war, is a beautiful chapel : the pulpit is made and saving the shipwrecked mariners out of a solid piece of wood, which a from the jaws of man-eaters ;—to say native was oiling to make it shine. Our nothing of various minor matters.
time was now taken up with examining 23d.-I left Buthainambua early in the candidates for baptism, in baptizing the morning for the “ Triton," and with them, in addressing them on the importdifficulty reached her about noon, and ance of the sacred ordinance, and their found all well; the ship being painted, individual duty as those who were bapand every thing according to my mind. tized “in the name of the Father, the
We are intending, by the will of God, Son, and the Holy Ghost." The numto visit Ono, nearly two hundred miles ber now baptized was fifty-three; one distant. The introduction of Christianity couple were married; and the whole into that land was under the following company who attended the chapel had circumstances :-Israel Takai, a Feejeean, new native cloth dresses ong-men, wowhile absent from his own land, em
men, and children.
A more interesting braced the Christian religion ; and, on sight I do not expect to see, especially his return to Feejee, met with a Chief when it is remembered that less than from Ono, and urged him to embrace two years ago they were perfect Heathe true religion, and worship that God thens, and that now they have all rewhom they called Jehovah. The Chief, nounced Heathenism, and acknowledged affected with the new tidings which hé God to be the Lord. Before dark we had received, hastened to Ono, and told were not only on board the “ Triton," them what he had heard, and that the but had passed the reefs on which the worshippers of Jehovah' had a sacred American whaler“ Shylock" was wrecked day, (Sunday,) on which they assembled thirteen months ago. to worship the true God by praying to 29th. This morning we reached Ono, him. Not knowing how to pray, they a small group of islands, encircled by a sent for the heathen Priest, and requested large reef. Two little canoes came off him to intercede for them with Jehovah ; to meet us; but the sea was so rough, when he, much affected, said, “Lord, we could not venture in them, and it bless these people : they are thine. was with considerable difficulty that, in
about two hours from our leaving the found not so well as when we left them, ship, (in the whale-boat,) we reached the as wars and rumours of wars had kept large island; and then we had to walk them in a continual state of excitement. a considerable distance to the town.
3d.-Our arrival at Somosomo last reaching the place, we found all the night was most opportune, as arrangeChiefs seated under the wide-spread ments were made for war this morning; branches of a large tree, waiting to re but it was prevented by the timely and ceive us. I requested Mr. Calvert to prompt interference of our Missionaries. make known to them my object in con While we were away, there was a war in ing with the brethren, Hunt, Lyth, the neighbourhood, when several were Jaggar, and himself. The leading killed. The King of Somosomo is still Chief then replied, expressing his plea at Lamolomo, with his canoes and war. sure at seeing us, and said, addressing riors : whether his intention is to take Mr. Calvert, “ After you left us on your Lakemba, time only will show. Ruformer visit, we continued to sit, until mour says, we shall get into the wars at our heathen neighbours began to plunder Rewa. War, war, is constantly soundand to fight us. We were then com ing in our ears. The moral horizon porpelled to war; but ten nights since they tends desolation and woe. Happy they all came over to us, and we are now all who have made God their refuge ! sitting in peace in this place. As we 5th.-- This morning we reached the expected the ship coming, we remained anchorage at Rewa in safety. here, and shall continue till you leave 6th. We went in a native canoe to us; and then all will go to our own places the Mission-station, where the war-sound as before.”
is heard in every direction. During As there was a great space of ground, our absence from Rewa, war, murder, I requested the lali to be beat for ser and bloodshed have been the order of the vice, seeing the chapel could by no day. means contain them. At the sound of 16ch.--At two o'clock P. M. the drum, men, women, and children weighed anchor, and, under a stiff breeze, came and formed a large circle; the got safely to sea. Chiefs, many of them venerable through 19th. We passed Hunter's Island age, sitting in front of us. I preached this morning. It is extremely agreeable on the nature and importance of true re to be greeted by such a land-mark, four ligion ; showing that it was God's free hundred miles on our way to Hobartgift, but must be sought by genuine Town. A flood of anxious thoughts repentance and faith in our Lord Jesus now rush on the mind about home! Christ. Mr. Calvert interpreted with The elements of disquietude compass great readiness ; while every eye seemed me about ! Lord, help me ! fixed on us, and every ear open.
Sept. 16th.—This morning we entered 31st.--The wind being favourable, we the Derwent. No pen or tongue can directed our course for Lakemba ; but, describe the conflicting feelings of my there being a heavy swell, we became mind, as I had never heard of or from my somewhat indisposed.
family since the day on which we parted. August 1st.--The canoe came off at I endeavoured to prepare my mind for Lakemba this morning, when we heard any calamity, and to hail every thing from Mr. Williams that the Mission short of overwhelming trials as the greatparty was much as usual ; so that with est blessing. At length we neared Hoout going on shore, we parted with Mr. bart-Town, and saw a boat making for Calvert, and availed ourselves of the our vessel. I recognised two of my sons favourable breeze for Somosomo.
in her; and, with stentorian voice, asked, 2d.—This evening we arrived at So- “Is all well ?" And when I was an. mosomo; but the vessel, on coming to swered in the affirmative, I was filled anchor, grounded, which gave our friends with unutterable emotions of gratitude. at the Mission-station much concern, as On landing, we hastened to my residence, the natives were running in every direc. where commingled feelings of gratitude tion with muskets, clubs, spears, &c., to and pleasure were reciprocated by rivers take the spoil. In five minutes, how- of tears. The friends soon came to ever, she floated, and we got safely to greet me welcome home, after encounanchor, to our great satisfaction, and the tering dangers of no common order, no small joy of our friends, whom we during an absence of eleven months,
In connexion with the preceding Journal, and as an interesting sequel to it, we here insert a letter from Miss Waterhouse, which was received at the same time with the concluding portion of the Journal. To the General Secretaries.
less than three weeks ; and then she will
probably call at Sydney on her way to MY DEAR SIRs,--At my father's New-Zaland. That my father's health request, I hasten to forward you the re. continues so good under the pressure of maining part of his Journal.
He is now
perpetual excitement, intense anxiety, travelling through the land, narrating, in and “labours yet more abundant," is the different places he visits, some of the matter of devout gratitude and wonder. seenes and circumstances through which He is extremely solicitous to hear from he has passed during the last eleven you : it would strengthen his hands, and months. He holds the District-Meeting gladden his heart. at Launceston this week ; and we hope I beg that my honoured parent and to see him home again in a fortnight. our family may still be remembered in Since his departure, urgent cominu your supplications, and that we may be nications from Mr. M.Kenny, who often comended to the protection and strongly presses him to preside at their care of our heavenly Father, whose “ will approaching District-Meeting, seem to we seek to obey.” require his presence in Sydney. My
Believe me, my dear Sirs, father's letter to us to day, induces me
Yours very affectionately and to think that we must again resign him
respectfully, for a season. We cannot calculate upon
JANE M. WATERHOUSE. the “Triton's” being ready for sea in Hobart-Town, November 2d, 1841.
It will be seen, on reference to the letters communicating the affictive intelligence of the death of Mr. Waterhouse, as given in the “ Missionary Notices,” for September, 1842, pp. 793-798, that, within six weeks after the conclusion of his second long and arduous voyage, this eminent servant of God again “ left Hobart-Town, with an intention to visit every place of importance in the interior of the colony of Van-Diemen's Land, in order to raise an interest in behalf of the Missions in the South Seas, and to collect moneys for the relief of the Funds of the Society;" which, as he had learned, by official communications from London, were then in a very depressed state. How zealously he addressed himself to this work, and how laboriously he prosecuted'it, unmindful of fatigue, and of the consequences which might result from travelling in unfavourable weather, those letters affectingly show. Symptoms of approaching disease having manifested themselves immediately after a Missionary Meeting at Longford, in attending which he had been exposed to “torrents of rain,” he set out on his return home; which he reached in a state of great exhaustion, and there he finished his brief yet glorious Missionary career, on the 30th of March, 1842. But the near approach of death, the period when all things are usually seen in their true light, did not change his views of the importance and obligation of the great work in which he had worn out the last energies of his life, or induce him to admit, that, however great the pressure of pecuniary embarrassments, the just demands of that work can be safely disregarded. As the closing scene drew nigh, he lay for some time apparently full of thought, when he suddenly raised himself in his bed, and exclaimed, [What ? trench?” No! but,] “ Missionaries! Missionaries! Missionaries ! and with this dying testimony in favour of the imperative claims of the Mission-cause, his happy and triumphant spirit passed into the presence of God. "He, being dead, yet speaketh.”
ANNIVERSARY OF 1844. We take this opportunity of stating that, if the Lord will, the ANNUAL SERMONS BEFORE THE SOCIETY will be delivered, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 23d, 24th, 25th, and 26th, 1844 ;—that in the principal Chapel of each of the eight London Circuits, the Annual Missionary Sermons will be preached on the following Sunday, April 28th ;—and that the GENERAL MEETING will be held in Exeter llall on Monday, April 29th. With great pleasure we announce that the Ministers engaged for the week-day services are, the Rev. John Scott, President of the Conference; the Rev. James Hamilton, Minister of the Scotch Church, Regent Square, London ; the Rev. Peter M‘Owan, of Bristol ; and the Rev. F. J. Jobson, of Leeds; and that, in addition to these, the Rev. Dr. Newton, of Manchester; the Rev. Thomas Jackson, of Richmond ; the Rev. Dr. Dixon, of London; the Rev. Thomas Waugh, of Cork; the Rev. P. C. Turner, of Richmond ; the Rev. G. B. Macdonald, of Leeds; and the Rev. W. M. Bunting, of London, have kindly consented to afford their valuable assistance on the Sabbath.—The annual sermons, in connexion with the London District, will be preached in the other chapels of the London and Deptford Circuits, on Sunday, May 12th; and the Annual Meeting for the District will be held on Monday, May 13th.
Contributions to the Wesleyan Missionary Society, received by the
General Treasurers, since our last announcement, to the 14th of
£. S. d. A Friend in Ireland, on Annuity
1000 0 0 Legacy of the late James Dyson, Esq., Newark, R. Fisher,
Esq., Executor, £100, three-and-half per cents. ; less
91 6 0 Legacy of Miss Sarah Cullen, Dover, R. N. Docker and
Edward Elwin, Esqrs., Executors, £50, three per cents.
44 12 6 Thomas Allen, Esq., Macclesfield...
0 0 A Churchman in the Bedale Circuit, for the West African Mission.....
20 The Officers and Students of the Didsbury Institution
17 18 7 Thomas Marriott, Esq., London
12 12 0 Legacy of the late Mr. Sword, Glasgow, by the Rev. Robert Heys, third instalment
10 Legacy of the late Miss Isabella M'Laren, Houden, Mr. D. M‘Laren, Executor..
10 W. Betts, Esq., Leicester
10 0 A. M-Kenzie, Esq.
5 5 Mr. Thomas Sadler, Bedole, for the Ashanti Mission
5 0 A poor Tradesman, Cardiff, by the Rev. J. Rossell
5 0 0 Mr. John Craven, Bingley, for W'est African Missions, as
opened by Providence, through the Rev. T. B. Freeman 5 0 Vow A Friend, towards the support of the Missionary Students at the Institution
0 A Friend, Biggleswade, by Dr. Bunting, for African Missions, and West-India Chapels..
5 0 0 A Friend at Renton, Glasgow
5 0 0
0 0 0
£. s. d. Rev. Dr. Bunting and Family
3 3 0 Rev. Dr. Alder and Family
3 3 0 Joseph Bennett, Esq., Sackville-street
3 3 0 Mr. Thoms, London
2 0 Mr. William Tagg, Ditto
2 0 Mr. and Mrs. Cullen, City-road...
2 0 Mr. Enoch Jones, Aberavon
2 0 0 Special Contributions to aid the Income of 1843, in Answer to the
Appeal made by the Treasurers and Secretaries of the Wesleyan Missionary Society, dated December 22d, 1843, in addition to £1637. 58. 7d. announced in the “ Notices" for February.
£. $. d. Ladies' Bazaar, Third Leeds Circuit
150 0 Thomas Sands, Esq., Mayor of Liverpool
100 A Friend, by the Rev. Dr. Bunting..
0 Thomas Farmer, Esq., London
100 0 William Betts, Esq., Leicester
100 0 Thomas Holy, Esq., and Mrs. Holy, Sheffield
50 0 0 A Family Offering from the town of in the Keighley Circuit, by the Rev. W. Wilson
50 0 Samuel Stocks, Esq., Wakefield
50 0 0 A Friend, by Dr. Bunting ; one-half of the first returns of a new commercial undertaking
50 0 Stephen Clissold, Esq., Stroud
50 Friends at Spalding
30 Robert Benson, Esq., Susser-square, Hyde-Park
25 A Friend, by the Rev. Dr. Alder
25 A Friend, in the Nottingham and Derby District, by the Rev. Thomas Eastwood
25 Friends at Doncaster
23 16 A Friend of the Rev. Dr. Bunting
21 10 Thomas Crook, Esq., Liverpool....
20 0 0 A Friend to the Ashanti Mission, in the Northwich Circuit 20 0 0 Messrs. S. Holmes and Sons, Leeds
0 0 A. B. C., Eighth London Circuit, by the Rev. Henry Kirkland
15 0 0 H. G. Walker, Esq.
10 10 0 Friends in the Third Manchester Circuit.......
10 10 H, S., for Badagry, and West-India Chapels
10 0 0 Mr. and Mrs. E. Carver, Nottingham, in affectionate remem
brance of a beloved and only child, recently deceased ...... 10 0 0 Mr. and Mrs. E. Carver, Ditto, in devout acknowledgment of
the infinite goodness and mercy of God in affording special
10 0 James Perrin, Esq., North Liverpool, by the Rev. Dr. Beau
10 A Friend, by the Rev. W. Burt, Jersey
10 A Friend, by Mr. G. P. Bainbridge...
0 Friend, Newark, by the Rev. S. Broadbent
0 0 Henry Gosse, Esq., Epsom.....
0 0 Christmas Offering from an adult Friend of Wesleyan Mis
sions, Macclesfield, by the Rev. Charles Clay
5 5 5