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strate to the church the indispensa- he appears as the defender of reveble necessity of expiation. As all lation. The doctrine of the late her sacrifices were unacceptable Dr. Geddes, with respect to the without faith, she was taught that destruction of the Canaanites, has they had no worth in themselves for received a solid refutation (vol. ii. taking away sin. As the faith re 183-193) whilst his false represent quired, was that which looked for. tations are happily exposed. ward to the sacrifice of “the Prince · The style and inethod are, upon of Life," she was also instructed in the whole, neat, perspicuous, and the necessity of an atonement of in- suited to the subject; and we doubt finite value.

not but this work will be read with " We have at the same time a pleasure and improvement by canwonderful display of the grace of didates for the gospel - ministry, God. This might be illustrated in who are solicitous of Biblical infora variety of respects. Let one suf mation, and indeed by all who seek fice at present: He often informed an increasing acquaintance with the his worshippers, that he had no Bible. delight in the sacrifices of slain Prefixed to the first volume, are beasts. When his design in ap- two' excellent dissertations. The pointing them was overlooked, 'he first on the authenticity of the lusexpressed his detestation at these tory contained in the Pentateuch of very sacrifices which he had himself Moses and the book of Joshua ; -required. Yet, for about 4000 years, the second, Proving that the books he accepted these, granting pardon ascribed to Moses were actually and eternal life to all who offered written by him, and that he wrote them in faith. He bestowed all them by divine inspiration. new - covenant blessings on his We should not be sorry to see a. people, according to the nature of third executed with equal ability the dispensation, on the credit of by the same hand, illustrating and that real atonement which was to defending the Mosaic economy. be made in the end of ages. The At the same time we acknowledge, sacrifice of Christ, as it was neces- many excellent remarks on this sub. sary for the actual purchase of re- ject are to be found scattered in the demption, was also recessary for work before us. the vindication of the essential jus. tice of God. Hence it is said, that God hath set forth his Son " to be

LITERARY NOTICE, a propitiation, through faith in his We are requested to inform our blood; to declare his righteousness readers, that The Seuman's Preacher, for the remission of sins that are

by J. Ryther, announced in our last past, through the forbearance of Review, is only the first, intended God: to declare at this time his as a specimen, of NINE SERMONS righteousness, that he might be on Jonah's Voyage ; and that this just" to the claims of his own ador- is the reason why Mr. Newton's able perfections, and yet “ the Jus Preface was not prefixed, as it will tifier of him that believeth in be to the work itself. Jesus." Vol. ii. 347-369.

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MISSIONARY SOCIETY. A' LONG and interesting official Letter has been just received from Ota. heite, which we have the pleasure to subjoin; by which our readers will be happy to learn, that the Missionaries, though“ in deaths oft," are still preserved, and have begun to preach the gospel in the Otabeitan language. Several · private Letters are also come to hand; but our tinuits confine us to an extract from one only in the present Number.

OTAHEITE.
Letter from the Misssionaries there.

Missionary Residenil, salt pork for the colony also ; while Capt. Matthoni, Otabcite, July 8, 1002. Bass proceeded on to Owhyee, to do the Honoured Fathers and Brethren,

like there; and, at the end of four months, THE Nautilus, Capt. Simpson, an to return andiake on board Capt. B. &c. chored in our port the 26th of June : she In the latter end of March a great is bound to (whyce for pork, for the co meeting was held in Attahooroo district fony of New South Wales; which is not (the long expected one takou notice of in only suffering for want of provisions, but sonre of our former letters and journals); is also in some danger of a mutiny anong at which too, after formally demandive, the convicts. At Owhyee, we understand, and being denied, forcibly took from the certaid vessels are sure to beinet with at this natives of that land a billet of woon, which season, from the north-west coast of Ainc these poor Heathens call their Great God; rica, bound to China ; at which last place, and which has been the occasion of a great by the time they arrive, orhers are on the rebellion, and much bloodshed. pyint of sailing for Europe. We are in At the time of the meeting in Artaformed, by Captains Bistrop and Simpson, kooron, a gale of wind from the N.N.W. chat the conveyance of letters through this prevailed, that occasioned the loss of the channel, is as safe as can be expected, from Norfolk : she being forced on shore on the casualties of the sea and the length of the beach, a little to the south ward of the the vovage : we, the retore, embrace the British house. By the dispensation of opportunity of communicating to you some Providence, seventeen more of our countrynecessary intelligence concerning singular men were unexpectedly brought to sojourn events that have lately occurred in Ota- with us in Mattavai. Only the hull of heite, cheerfully resigning to the will of the Norfolk is lost; her crew, guns, stores, God your receiving or non-receiving this cargo, &c. wore safely landed. our epistle. As the loss of our journal A jew days after this event, Oroo, Pop would be of more importance than a letter, marre, &c. who were in Payparra district, we loink it best to transmit that in the in their way to Towteera, in Tyaraboo, same manner we did our former, through where they were going to celebrare some the medium of Governor King.

heathenish rites, and deposit the idol that About eight days after the date of our they had plundered the Attakoorooans of, last (Jan. 8, 1802) a small armed colonial sene is word that we should be upon our brig, called the Norfolk, arrived from guard, for there was a probability of our Purt Jackson, dispatched by the Governor; being attacked by the Attahoorooans. But and on the sante se.vice as his Majesty's ten days had elapsed, from the time of our skip Porpoise. By the Norfok, brother receiving this intelligence, when the AtShelley and wife joined us; and a natu: tahoorocans did, in a powerful body, break ralist came to make his abode sometime on insorhe adjoining district of Fwbaa*; killed the island. Brother Shelley delivered us some diseased persons that were not able ertain letters from England, by favour of to make their escape, plundered and burnt Messrs Bass and Bishop, of the Venus; the houses of the inhabitants, and pursued which he met with at Horr Jackson. To their conquest into Oparre, where also those we cannot now speak particularly. they expeiled the natives and fired a few

A week after the Nortolk, the Venus · dwellings; which donc, they withdrea anchored in Mattavai Bay. Capt. Bishop their own land. The fugitives of FwhaA and six mco remained here to procure and and Oparre took refuge near oes haban

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fion. The report was, that we likewise this, that if at this crisis, only the Society
were to be assaulted, our persons destroyed, bad been residing in this district, the Aca
and property plundered. Cape. House, of taboorooans would, doubuess, have' pre
the Norfolk, and Capt. Bishop (to whom, sued their advantages, and we must have
under God, we are indebted for our preser hastily retreated, or tallen a sacrifice to
vation) exerted themselves much upon the their savage fuiy, which regards neither
occasion. Four small brass cannon, saved age, sex, por condition at such times. ----
from the Norfolk, were plaated in the Here then we saw the lighting down of the
most advantageous manner then judged ;' arm of the Lord in our defence,- his oil-
all the seamen and brethren that could, or nisciency in the knowledge of futurity,
could not, handle a musquet, were imme. his wisdom in providing it means for cf.
diately embodies, as far as the musqueis fecting the purpose of his goodness and
would go, and taught so much the use of his tender mercy towards us, that we, un.
arms as to be able to load and fire, &c.; worihy as we are, should be subjecis of
guards were posted; and every precaution so much provideuce, care, and love.
taken against a surprize.

The bearen party that surrounded us, Ia a low days more, a party, consisting filled our 'cars with repeated assurances, of 2 or 300 nen, with their wives and that the rebels only meant to deceive usz children, arrived from Eimeo, being sent and that their real design was to lull us for by Pomarre, to come and fight the At into a security, that they might obtain a tahoorooans. They formed their cocamp. more easy conquest over us : so that we meat in the bay, where the long-house, were kept in concidual anxiety, and somecalled Nannoo (now burut) stood. Here times so alarmed, that we were obliged in they were reinforced by those of Fwhaa, sleep upon our arms all night; and, at Oparre, Mattavai, and sundries, that came others, to rise suddenly from our beds from i omarre. The Attahoorovans met and prepare for action, as if the foc were them, fought them, and drove thein to tlic already at the door. Nor were the relea foot or One Tree Hill. All now was con- gets less harrassed; for what awakened Fusion and fear among the natives: they our fears, kept theirs awake: terrified with asserted that their god fought for the re- the apprehensions of the invaders approach bels, and that they were irresistible. All (whom they deemed unconquerable) they around appeared confident that the Eng- stole off by degrees in their canoes, &c. to lishmes should next feel the weight of the eastward. The greater part of the lir their arm, whom they would rush upon meoans, with their families, had fed fur at once, and overpower with numbers. shelter to the small island that stands in Capt. Bishop, and a stroog party of mus. Nannoo Bay, where the foc, who had no coeteers, on the day of action, had taken canoes, could not follow them. There possession of the western pass, on the top they renained, fear bound, several days of the hill, ia order to resist the rebels, after the Attahoorooans had evacuated should they prevail over the king's friends, Oparre, not daring to move, and sending and attemapt to enter this district. How to the Englishmen to go doun and escort ever, instead of that, they dispatched'a them up to Mattavai: which, however, messenger with the following terms :--- was not considered as expedieor to be done.

Intelligence of what had transpired we J. They offered the Englishmen the

snglishmen me sent off to Pomarre, who remained at Town peace (or goveroment) of the districts of

teera, busily emploved in the mysteries of Martavai, Oparro, and Fwhaa.

Satan, and shedding the blood of his aub. 2. If refused, they demanded a passage iccts in sacrifice to his god ; so infatuatod through Mattavai, to go to the eastward.

with his abominable superstition, that he 3. If denied, that they would fight their

durst not stir a step towards checking the Fay.

rebellion, which was growing, stronger Our path of duty was plain. To have and stronger every day. The rebels took admitted them into Mattavai, would have advantage of his folly, and executed' what been the certain destruction of many help in this country may very well be tested Jess persons, who had already been com a bold and daring plao. . pelled to y for their lives, and who had Having expeditiously finished certain Placed themselves under the shadow of our religious ceremonies over the dead bodira wings for protction. To engage in war they had taken in the last action, and be. with them, was what all were averse to. ing joined by the districts of Paparra, W e hesitated not in acceding to the first Puppe, Ooreede *, and Pappe-arc, they proposal. The Attahourooans ratified the crossed the isthmus, marched up to Tow. Creaty, and retired to their own territories. teera, and attacked Pomarce and all his Whether or no they would really have force. This was done with so much se ventored to attack us, if the first term had crecy and alertness, that Pomarre had but been refused, and the second denied, we just time to collect his scattered people cannot tell ; but we think we may be sure of, together, and prepare for their recepina. On the king's side were about forty mus ravaging Tyaraboo, and then returned quets and a swivel; the rebels had about to their own lands. Prior to their returrt, fourteen. In point of men, it is thought Pomarre took the advantage of their abthat the superiority was on the king's sence, and sent a strong party to fall, in part also. In the evening the two par. the dead of night, upon the men, women, tjes met; a slight skirmish ensued, in and children that they had left at home. which, it is said by some, that the rebels This enterprize succeeded ; and, in two received a check; but in a night assault or three hours, near 200 of them, it is rethey inade, they killed a great chief, rela ported, were slain. This, instead of intion and friend of Pomarre. This threw timidating the rebels, inflamed them the the king's forces into confusion : with the more. They professed their determination utmost precipitation they took to their to be the uiter extirpation of the present canoes, fed, and list the rebels masters of governors; and we fear much slaughter Tyaraboo.

will be the result of this dreadful commoPomarre, with his routed army, bore tion, down for Mattavai. Capt. Bishop received . After the rebels had exercised their bar. him and his son under arms, as a token barity sometime in Tyaraboo, they re. of respect. The Chief, and all his fa- marched back to their lands; being has• mily's countenances were strongly marked tened therconto by the 'unpleasing acwith fear and dejection : he talked some counts of the destruction of several of their thing of flying directly to Eimeo ; but families. Word was continually coming when he saw what we had done and were to Pomarre that his focs were approachdoing in fortifying our new house for self. ing. One day it was said, that they were defence, he appeared to take heart a lituie, coming up through Fwhaa and Oparre; and seemed to begin to hope that ail was another day, that they were crossing the not yet lost. Thus the kind Providence isthmus, coming down from the eastward, that had so graciously wrought for our joined also by the Tyarabosans; while protection, took under its saving wings presently after, it was confidently asserted these poor Heathens. May the day soon that they had divided their forces, and come when many of them shall know himn were coming both ways at once. Pomarre Who is the Saviour of all men !

knew not what to do : he caused some Expecting that now the rebels would works to be thrown up on the west side of certainly pursue their success (which was One Tree Hill; which would greatly asthe general opinion of all Poir arre's ad- sist in keeping off an enemy on that side: hereots) we laboured to make ourselves as and he made a few faint attempts, òy go. strong as possible, that when they should ing down to the Nannoo, to draw the Ate appear, we might have no cause to reproach tahoorooans to an engagement. ourselves with self-confidence and neglect At last the Nautilus arrived; which of necessary means for preservarion, from appeared to give new life to the king's a savage enemy neves provoked by us, friends. Poinarre soon prevailed with and whose only aim in warring against us Captain Simpsoc, through the mediation of must be for the sake of chedding blood and Captain Bishop, to graut him a boat masplander.

ned and armed, to accompany him to ArWe cut down all the bread-fruit, cocoa- tahooroo, where he was very desirous of nut trees, &c. (amounting to some score) going, to offer up to his god, which the rewhich we conceived would be favour bels had retaken in Tyaraboo, some exable for them, from behind, to annoy us ceedingly valuable, as he thoughi, presents. with their musquets and slings. With He went with his fleer and the Nautilus's the trees we formed a strong rallisade boat. The Atiahooropads, who were round the lower apărtments of our new assembled on the beach, seemed to wait house ; to which the whole of the Suciety for an attack; but' made none. They conwas retired, as also Capts. House and tented themselves with keeping Pomarre Bishop, with their property, and sandy out of the Morai, und obliged him to make seamen. While the veranda, that runs bis oblation on the sea-beach, at some the length of the front of the building, distance off. As the rebels comunitted no was barricadord; as likewise the upper act of violence, Pomarre (who is rolled up apartments, with chests, bedding, bales of in superstition) would not permit any hosnatives cloth, &c. so as to be in general tilities to be commenced against them, musquet-ball pool. Before this, the four though the opportunity appeared favoursmall cannon had been removed froin their able. Having finished his prayers, he former situations, aod planted in two re-embarked with all his people, highly upper-end rooms, where they commanded pleased that he had performed so great a an extensive range;--the small-arms were service, and returned to Mattavai. distributed in the other apartments. But Autecedent to his arrival, Captain the rebels were mercifully kept at a dis- Bishop, who now thought that Pomarie's tance from us. They remained sometime main object in soliciting a party froin the Nautilus, was to proceed immediately On Monday, July 5th, Capt. Bishop, against his rebellous subjects, and to en- brother Elder, and part of the Europeans, deavour to subdue them to obedience, returned. By Cajt. B. various expresses was disappointed at the boat's return with already received, were confirmed; the out etecting anything : he therefore substance of which was as follows: requested a meeting of the Society, ad The tieer landed in Artahooroo on Sa. which were present also Capt. tlouse aud turday, July 3d, at eleven A. M. a small Mr. Lewiu the naturalist. He proposes, party of the rebels saw their approach, and that since Pomarre would not attack the retired. The enemy was withdrawn to rebels, and as they have frequencly (5o it their strong holds, which, on reconnoiter. is declared by those arround us) threat ing, were found to be, if not wholly im. ened the destruction of the English, the pregnable, yer the storming of them must English should, with the assistance of be attended with great loss. Capt. B. and Pomarit's mosquetry, go and attack them. men would have made the attempt ; but (apt. H. declined engaging with his m:n Pomarre and men could not be brought to in the matter, it being contrary to his venture on so desperate an action. Seve. orders from Gov. King, 10 take any deci- ral shot were fired, which in general fell ded part in the astairs of the country. harmless. One of Pumarre's men was Mr. Lewin assented, could a sufficient wounded in the chin and throat, by a bail party be formed for the enterprize. The from the enemy; though they fired but Society reasoned some time upon the sub- few musquets, owing perhaps to their icct, ard concluded with observing, that scantiness of ammunition ; stones they they did not see it their path of duty to slung in abundance, and rolled down some embark in such an undertaking; and from a great height, of several hundred recommended, that, as thro' Pomarre's ab- pounds weight. On the following mornsence we did not know what his designs ing, a party of Papparra people, marching were, we should wait his return. . to join the rebels, was intercepted by a

Two days after Pomarre arrived, and party of the royalists. The leader of the renewed his solicitations with Captains party (who was a great warrior) and his Bishop, and Simon, for men and arms, to wile (a woman of a very goodly appearassist him in quellog the existing rebel ance) were slain ; the rest made their liou. Capt. B. desired another meering; escape, and got safe to the strong holds. which was attended as before ; the sub. The bodies of the man and his wife ject of actively engaging in the present were treated in a rost inhuman manuer. comunotions was resumed. Cant. B. now · The rest of the day passed without any informed the Society, that he did not wish particular occurrence, till evening, when for them to take part in the business, Capt. B. wearied with the inactivity, agaisst their inclinacion ; he ooly re- irresolution, and want of subordination, quested to know, if it would not be for the that pervaded Pomarre's camp, had Society's interest, that there should be actually re-embarked his men, to return to peace ;-and whether it would not be for Martavai. Pomarre also, who thought it the interest of the Society, that he should not safe to reinain there without the EnE and act against the rebels. The sense glishmen, was re-enbarking his people with of the Society was taken singly upon the all possible speed. The embarkation was subject, when only one negative was nearly completed, and most of the canyes found, who objected, through a scruple of were moving off, when an unexpected conscience. Some arguments were now event took place, which gave a new turn to used by Capt. B. with Capt. H. to induce affairs.

.. Finn lo permit bis mer (who only waited A young man who has been with the bis consent to be employed in the service. Society some years, and who had taken Capi, H agreed, is the Society would in- to himself the name of To-morrow-Morn. d'rinnify him to Governor King, for a ing, had she was a most active and couraErrach of orders. This the Society acce- geous spirit, and performed such fears of ded to. Capt. B. drew up a certificare for bravery, as astonished our countrymen, ile purpose, and the assenting members and excited the admiration of his own. "izued ic.

This young man at the time of embarking, Preparations were now made for the was up with one more, at the enemy's rar. BY JO, P. M. the whole armament entrenchments, braving them to appear

e embarked, and on their way to and fight, and firing at them, as he saw tahroroo. The pomber, of Europeanis opportunity. At this season a heavy at Capr. Bishop, was 19 inen, well shower of rain came from thie mountains.

, a boat with the first mate and four The rebels, perhaps, deeming this a 1 on the Naulilos, a four pounder favourable time, seized, as they thought, 7 ca, and all pomarres forces. Bro- the goldeo moment, and, in great numbers

Elder attended as surgeon. Oroo rushed out, armed with musquets, spears, # cire young prince of Tearaboo club", and slings, and chaсed To-morrow

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