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they at times firing upon him, and he on lively as ever. They could do no more them.

thạn discharge several musquets upon them, The noise of the musquets, and their which could do them but litule hurt; and approach, attracted the attention of the, after a while, return to the fleet. "A wopeople embarked, and stopped their further man, an ambassadress, was permitted in proceedings. To-morrow - Morning came in pass between the parties. She carried an sight, and gave notice that the enemy was account to the rebels of those who had eome. In the twinkling of an eye, a few been killed, and how they were treated. of Pomarre's musqueteers, not yet in their They received the intelligence with seemcauses, sprang forward to the combat. A ing indifference; said that they did not successful discharge of their pieces obliged know them; and as for the slain chief, they the rebels in an instant to turn their backs supposed that he had been carried away by and fly. In the mean time the seamen and the river, and not slain by the royalists. The soldiers relanded, and joined in the pur- surviving ringleader of the rebellion, a re. suit of the flying foe; who, in a very pe lation of Pomarre's, named Tahtahate, culiar manner, after running some space, bade the ambassadress acquaint Pomjarre, in a moment rallied, and faced their pur. that when they had done to him as they suers. Some of Capt. B.'s party were suf had done to Rooa (the name of the chief ficiently, near for the attack. The sight of killed) then, and not till then, there would the Europeans overpowered the rebels ; ' be peace in the land. their spirit failed them, and they now fied Capt. Bishop knowing that Capt. Simp. in different directions : some made for the son could not be detained longer from pro. mountains to the right and left ; and others secuting his voyage, returned with the directly for their strong holds ; to the end boat, leaving fifteen men with Pomarre. trance of which they were chaced.

Brother Elder also returned. Pomarre has This most unlooked- for dispensation of not lost in the expedition any man killid, Providence proved highly advantageons for and but four wounded : one of whom was Pomarre, as God gave into his hands se- by his own party, by mistake. One of the venteen of the rebels, who were killed upon Norfolk's men received a slight blow on the spot; all fighting men, inveterare ene. his hip with a stone. On Tuesday Pomies, and among them one of the principal marre sent the Europeans home, and reringleaders of the rebellion. Many others moved his fleet about twelve miles ncarer were wouoded, but escaped. Though we Mattavai, and there encamped. may be thankful to God for the subduing of Upon the whole, this short campaign, those who delight in war, and are averse io through the mercy of God, has tended very peace, --yet, we find much cause to lament much to destroy the strength of the prea the extreme depravity of man's nature, vailing commotion. The two chiefs abore which admits no bounds to revenge and named (one of whom is dead) may be cruelty, when resentment is roused, and considered as the life of the rebellion. Their power obtained to execute it. Ea h of the fighting men remaining are but few. As seventeen bodies was treated in the most for the body of the people, on both sides, wantonly barbarous manner:--pierced with they are always spectators; and preparrd spears, beat with clubs, dashed with stones, to tiy, or plunder, and exercise cruelties derided, scotied, and otherwise maltreated on those wounded or slain. as if now susceptible of pain, or affected by Respecting our personal safety, while their taunts.

God is pleased to continue the means be Pomarre thought the rebellion was has afforded us, there is little probability crushed, and that he should have nothing now that we shall be assailed in our habimore to do the next morning than to go tations. But the Venus is expected every and take possession of their strong holds, hoyr; on her arrival, Capt. Bishop and mea and wreak his unpitying ar.ger on those wilt quit the island, if not also Cape. House who should fall into his hands. Castain and men. Should that occur, and the disEishop seeing such a sudden change of cir. turbances of the island not be settled, what eumstances (for all that was done was ac- may follow, we cannot tell. The Porpoisc complished while the rain lasted, which is looked for; but her coming is dubious. was less than an hour) determined to re. We have suffered considerably by the premain the night, and give the finishing blow sent distresses, through destroying several to th: war,

inclosures of gardens, and gardens themOn Monday morning they marched op selves, and pulling down our chapel : all to the entrenchments,which are about four which was done to clear around us, as miles and a haif from the beach ; but how much as possible, in order to prevent an great was their surprize, when, instead of unseen a proach, and al«o the firing of our finding thein abandoned (the plunder of dwelling from the fiames of the chapel. which was already seized on in their ima should it be burnt; it being close to the sinarions) they saw every part that could dwelling house. The Society's labour and

avtos hafnre. and as yoence in erecting the fence. &c. and a

rivating the ground, has been very gr at; of health and strength. Our prayers are Rudihey are no; rvined.Our stock ot osetul for Zion's increase and prosperity. We articles, 10 pay our workmen, is almost beseech you to pray for us. expended; so that should peace be restor.

I remain, ed, we shall not be able readily to replace Dear and honoured Fathers and Brethreo, our affairs in their former situation.

Your affectionate brethren and sisters The work of preaching the Gospel con

in the Lord. tinues; and so far the Lord has over ruled

John JEFFERSON, the disorders of the land, by giving seve.

for the Society. ral hundreds of this island and Eimeo, an to the Direciors of the Missionary Society. opportunity to hear the word of salvation, who never before did hearit; and, perhaps, would not have heard it for months io come. One circuit of the island was taken

Extract of Letter from Mr. Henry to just before the rebellion broke out, and Mr. S. Pinder, of London, daleil the Gospel preached in every district, ex July 2, 1802. cert Attahooroo. In the midst of great darkness and perplexity of mind, we some

“Numbers of people, w:ho, from different times have a gleam of hope that God is districts, tlock to Mattavai for retuge, now humbling this.people, and thereby prepar.

hear the word of life ; and Oloo's mind is ing them for a more cheerful and univer.

so far channed, and his superstition so die sal reception of his word. Otoo has, of late, minished, that, instead of being greatly on two Sabbath-days, desired to hear the averse in our preaching the doctrines of word of Jehovah ; which was accordingly Christianity in the land, and using all his spoken to hun, and others of his famiiy, influence (secretly at least) to deter the and many of his subjects, that he assem. people from hearg them, as we expected bled to hear. He seems to have some idea he would, when we should comence our that there is but one God; and expresses no public exercises, he happily rather coundislike to any part of the plan of salvation, tenances and encourages 011 labours in this so far as he can comprehend it. Pomarre way; and last Sabbath, and the Sabbath is a most bigotted man, and is, as it were, but one before, requested to hear the word the sout of his country's abominable super of God; and was, with the rest of the stition.

royal family, and some hundreds of peor, • The civil war that existed in Ryattceat, assembled by bis orders, aldressed on the when the Royal Admiral was here, has first Sabbath by Brother Jetterson: and on lately been quelled; and the chief remains the last by Brother Nort; but not so many in his full power. Since Pomarre's retreat people were assembled then as on the forfrom Tyaraboo to Mattavai, a name of a mer occasion. like natere broke out at Eimeo: but Po “ As a proof of our toleration here, and marre sent over a strong party, which, the liberties we enjoy in propagating our for the present, extinguished it, with the religion, I shali just relate an occurrence loss of twenty of the rebels.

of last Sabbath. 'Mrs. Eyrr and Henry From the statement of the foregoing taking a walk in the afternoon, towards particulars, we leave it to our honoured the king's hous", which is but a small fathers and brethren's better judginent, to distance from ours, for the benefit of the consider, whether or not it would not be air, the hing sent to tlum, and invited expedient to tix such a body of Missiona them in; and while they were sitting with ries on Otaheite, and to accommodate them him, he took it into his head to send for with every necessary, as to be independent me. When I came to him, he placed me of the support of the chiefs; and not to close by his sick, as he usually does any of stand or fall as they scood or fell; and us when we vis t him; and after a little whence also the Gospel may be dispersed conversation had passed between us, about abroad among the neighbouring islands, as the ship in the barbour and other ihings, the leadings of Providence directed the he mentioned the sacred name of Yehoval, way. This, we say again, that had not in the broken manner the natives in geneGod in his great mercy, unexpectedly and ral do. I his I Juronounced Yehovab(the Hea singularly lodged Capt. Bishop and men on brew pronunciation of it) and he repeated in the island, and wrecked the Norfolk on after me very properly. I then told him, Our coast, we should this day most assur- this was a sacred and powerful name, and edly have been, with Pomarre, &c. ex. pot to be mentioned irreverently: and took pelled the island (if not some of our lives occasion, to represent Jehovah as the only cut ot) and our usefulness, it may be, at true God, and to point out his power and an end.

greatness, as the Creaior of all things; obTharough the mercy of our Heavenly Fa- serving, that the gods of Taheite were only ther, we, in general, enjoy a good portian evil spirits, banished by Jchorah rothe Pog, 40. Mistea

The Taheitaas consider their inniges as representa:ives,

for their rebellion against him; and that told them, would take up too much time ; there were many such, who deceive men, suifice it briefly to observe, that I treated desiring their destruction ; that our fore- of the Fall,--the way and method of salvafathers in Britain were deceived by them tion by Jesus Christ, and the happiness or in time past, and worshipped them, and misery of the souls of men after death, -images like the raheitans, until the serve of the resurrection, and of the misery of the ants of the true God came there, and taught wicked, and happiness of the righteous them his word; which they attending to afterward. All which thiogs the king lisand receiving, cast away their false gods, tened to with attention and apparent plea. and took Jehovah for their God, and served sure; and when I was about to depart, he him Thus much of my discourse to him requested me to meet him, with the rest of and his attendants, on this occasion, is the brethren, in the evening, to teach him sufñcient to shew what liberties we may and the people again the word of God; take, &c. To relate, in order, all that I which was done as before related.”

' ' THE ANNUAL MEETING

Of the Missionary Society will be held as follows : On Wednesday morning, May 11, the Rev. S. Bortomley, of Seara borough, will preach at Surry Chapel. At Three in the afternoon the Society meet for business. In the evening, the Rev. T. loang, late of Canterbury, is to preach at the Tabernacle.

On Thursday morning the Society meet for business, at Ten o'clock, In the evening, the Rev. Greville Ewing, of Glasgow, will preach at Tots tenham Court Chapel.

On Friday morning the Rev. Jeremiah Nervell, Vicar of Great Missenden, and Perpetual Curate of Lee, Bucks, will preach at Shadwell Church. In the evening, a general communion at Sion Chapel.

The morning-services will commence at Half Past Ten; and the even. ing-services at Six. The Meetings for business will be held, as usual, at Haberdashers' Hall, Staining Lane, Wood Street.

The Religious Trac: Society will meet at Seven o'clock on the Thursday morning, at St. Paul's Coffee-House.

Ministers, and other Gentlemen attending the Missionary Meeting, may reuder important service, by bringing with them authentic documents respecting the want of Bibles in their different neighbourhoods. Various means will occur for ascertajuing the fact; probably, much information may be obtained by enquiring with minuteness and care among the children supported in Charity-Schools.--A particular attention to this hint is earnestly requested,

MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS.
From the Basil Society, by the Rev. Mr. Steinkopff for 30 OO
From the Surling Society (North Britain) for the
Sprear of the Gospel, by Mr. Campbell - 19 14 9

A Letter from Professor Young
to the Committee of the Religious Tract Society *.

Marbourgh, March 13, 18oz. I hope you have received my letter of Honoured Sirs, and, in our blessed Re- the 27th of February, in which I menti

deemer, dearly beloved Brethren! oped the principal occurrences of my life ;

I am not able to describe how greatly and expressed a wish that it might please I am affe&ted by your benevolence, zeal, the Lord my God, in his gracious proviand activity, in the work of the Lord; and deoce, to release me from all worldly emhow much your example excites me to ployments, so that I might live and laexert myseif more and more for the sal. boor for him and his cause alonc. vation of my fellow-men. When I re Although this is still my heart's deceived the agreeable letter of our dear Bro sire, yet I am quite easy, and resigned to iher Steinkopff, with your draft for 281. the will of God; he will continue to guide my wife happening to sit by me, my head me according to his good pleasure, and sunk upon her bosum ; and I was moved that is the best for myell, and for my use to tears of gratitude to God, and to you. I folvess in his kingdom. indorsed the draft to a friend at Frank- I likewise requested you to deler sendfort, who received the money for it. ing us any money, as we would first try what we could do in Germany. This I did, expence and trouble are lost. Therefore i in order to spare you, and not to be bur: appcars to me the best mtinad, tu clatic thenso.ne to you; but now you have been the principles of Christianity and goaliness beforehand with us. May Jesus Christ, 'In the form of slots, citiet real or notthe King of Heaven and Earth, abundantly tious; so as in aduun stering inedicine to bless the donors of this gift of charity, in children we mix it with sugar, lo render it fluence their hearts by his Spirit, and make palatable, and induce them to take it. I them all blessed instruments for the pro- an convinced, by long experience, that motion of his kingdom, and for his glory, this is an excellent mesod, and very efin time and cternity.

lectual; for having frequently inserted The thirteenth number of " The Hoary such stories into almanacks, I have obe Man" is now in the press; in which I served, that they have been eagerly read have again called upon all my serious by citizens and peasant. This has is. readers to follow the example of the Euge dved me to form the following plan : lish Tract Society. We shall soon see what I am now writing a tract, enlisted, “The effect it will produce. I am in great hopes Christian Friend, or Stores for Citizens chat the use to which I have applied your and Peasants." This first Number conremittance of 281. will produce a strong taios only one story; lut full of instruc- ! sensation, and occasion many to join tion, and particularly adapted to the lower Themselves to me, and assist me with class of people. It will contain about eight money for the purpose of distributing sheets in print; aud rent week I shall tracts. I shall inform you, dear brethren, foish it, and serd it to Nurenberg; bce irom time to time, what success I have cause our friend Mr. Ray, the printer there, But as you would probably like to know is himself a Christiar, and will conseto what use I have applied the 281. I will quently make no gain of it. Thus I write detail to you my whole plan. We are, gratis, and Mr. Rau sens me as many it is true, pretty well provided with small conies as he can afford for the 281. or 312 tracts for edification in Germany ; but, in gorders, orly deducting the price of the general, they are not so calculated as to' paper and the wages paid io bis men. I excite the attention of the unconverted' expect he will be able to send me 8co among the common people, and them we copies; which I will send to such minis. should have particularly in our view; for ters as I know to be truly pious throughout as to the pious of that class, they find op all Germany, with a request to distribute portunities çnough, either of receiving thein among the common people. But as gratis some edifying books, or they scrape ihere will be many who would like to buy together a few pence to buy one. These the book, Mr. Rau may afterwards reprint are, therefore, not the proper objects of our it, and sell it on his own account. I shall care, because they belong already to the also send a few copies to you, beloved kingdom of Jesus, and he cares for them brethren, and request you, if you think himself. But our principal care must be proper, to get it translated into English by direcied to the unconverted of the lower a skilful hand, being persuaded that it will class, that as many of them as possible be attended with good etteris in England might be converted and become reai Chris. 100. I shall then likewise send you the tians : for this end, it is of no manner of account and the list of those to whom the use to supply them with edifyi:g books, books are sent, that you may sce how written in a dry sermonizing style. Such your money has been applied. May the books they accept, perhaps, with thanks, Lord be with you, and with your brother look into them once or twice, and then layto eternity!

H. YOUNG. them by for good and all; and thus all the

LINEA

DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE. SUNDAY, March 27, a Sermon was On Thursday, March 31, a deputacion preached for the Deaf and Dumb Charity, from the body of Protestant Dissenting at St. George's Church, Bloomsbury, from Ministers, in and about London, waited on Mark vii. 37, by the Rev.S. Crowther; his Majesty, at' the Cheen's Palace, with after which a collection was made of sol. a Congratulaiorv Address, on his late profor the Charity.

vidental deliverance, The Address was The same day the Rev, R. Hill preached presented by Mr. Palmer, of Hackney, and the two Annual Sermons for the benefit of signed by Dr. Rees, Dr Fipron, and winethe Surry Sunday-Schools, at Surry Chapel, teen other Ministers of the three denomi.

April 11, being Easter Monday, Mr. H. rations." To which bis Majesty returned oreached his Annual Sermon to Children; a gracious answer; and they all had the chem between three and four thousand were honour of kissing his tiand . present, besides adults. We understand

April 12, The Rev. I Fowler, laie of he is also engaged to preach before the Shecroess, was set apart over a new inSurre Mission Society.on Tuesday Morn. terest of Rrotestant Dissenters at Edmon

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Elegy ON THE DEATH OF THE REV. MR. EYRE,

DAUGHTER of Zion, join the pensive strain ;
· In dust and ashes bow thy weeping head :
Thine is not mimic grief, nor woe prophane ;

For EYRE,—thy lov'd, thy honourd Eyre, is dead.
Inactive now that brain which us'd to form

Rich schemes of wide benevolence for men :
Cold is that heart which beat with love so warın,

And useless now his once instructive pen.
Mute is that tongue, whose artless eloquence

Enchain'd the list'ning crowds to heav'nly themes ;
That chac'd with truth the infidel's pretence,

And 'woke delusion from its wanton dreams.
Not periods polish'd by scholastic art,

Nor morals borrow'd from some heathen's shrine,
But gospel-truths flow'd warmly from his heart,

And reach'd the heart with energy divine,
No more his flock those soft persuasions hear,

That fixt their faith, and bade their fruits increase ;
That rou'd the careless into godly fear,

Asd sooth'd the mourner into gentle peace,
Mysterious stroke of providence severe,'

That swept such mellow'd talents down to dust :
Yet, tho' obscur'd by clouds and darkness here,

Thy ways, O God, are wise, and good, and just,
Oft was thy servant spar'd, and liv'd to prove

Those blest returns that lioly tervour bring i;
The work of faith, the labour sweet.of love,

In buds of proinise fair began to spring
Around the world, while mad confusion ran,

And war and havoc spread destruction wide;
E'en then Compassion's godlike plan began

To still the storm, and stem thi o'erwhelming tide,
Far as Disease and Death had spread their sway,

And Sin and Error bound in chains the soul,
The gospel-heralds urge their oriward way,

And dare with Martyrs' zeal the fiends controul,
Not circumscrib'd by Europe's bounds alone,

Truth's radiant hemisphere still wide expands
Thro’ frozen regions, and the Torrid Zone,

O'er Afric's coast, and India's distant lands.
America's vast continental tribes,

And southern isles embosom'd in the sea :
Nor dang'rous leagues, nor savage darkness hides

Their wretched sons, Alnuighty Truth, from thee.

† The Annual Meetings of the Missionary Society, which is referred to in the

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