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riod, for it was sent by a vessel of
ter, in many instances, vowels are nuine, for without a miracle, equal omitted where they ought to have to the gift of tongues, he could not been introduced, and a row of con- have written it. sonants put together, which no na If he did not write it-it is a fortive could pronounce; for instance, gery. If it is not the production of in the word “sumthing."
a native, and it is impossible that it The third proof I would present, ever could have been, then it is the is the general'style, and idiom of the attempt of a foreigner, ignorant of letter. In these respects it is ex the genius and idiom of the lanactly such a letter as an illiterate guage of the islanders, to write as Englishman or American would he might suppose a native, imperwrite, and commences with a sen- fectly acquainted with the English tence which stands at the beginning language, would write. The mani of almost every vulgar letter in the fest and only disguise of the whole English tongue. Had the letter piece is bad spelling :-o man ca. been of Boki's own composition, this pable of writing at all, or who was would not have been the fact. A
ever taught to spell, could have fallnational idiom would have been
en into the orthography exhibited. manifested at least occasionally. If it is an attempt at bad spelling
, But from the beginning to the end it is an attempt to deceive ; and, if there is not a thought, nor phrase, an attempt to deceive, it is a base indicative of the Sandwich Islander. forgery. That you may judge of the force of
It is possible, however, that Boki this argument, I will give a transla- may have been induced to siga a lettion of a letter to Mr. Bingham, ter which he could neither read nor written by Karaimoku, brother of understand; and the original signaBoki, and Regent of the islands, on ture may be his own. hearing of the opposition of foreign- every reason to believe, that Boki ers to the missionaries, and their was entirely friendly to the misaccusations against them.
sion, at the time when the letter “ Love to you Mr. Bingham—*
purports to have been written. We
know, however, that ten months But it is not necessary, Sir, to afterwards, through the unceasing have recourse to the internal evi and determined misrepresentations dences of the production to prove and perversion of foreigners, who that Boki never wrote it. The point from the situations they hold at the is at once settled by the fact, that islands would naturally have influ
. Boki could not at the time the let
ence with the chiefs, he did openly ter is dated, either speak, write or understand English, nor can he at themselves, express a dissatisfac
and directly, to the missionaries the present time. In all his inter- tion with their preaching, because course with English and American they in their public instructions disvisiters, he is obliged to resort
to an countenanced gambling and drunki interpreter, and even so recently as last December, was incapable of de- to believe these vices honourable
enness; he having been persuaded tecting the misinterpretation of a
men of rank. There are circumsingle sentence in English, spoken stances which make it highly probefore him, in an interview with bable, that the letter pretended to Capt. Jones
, of the U. S. ship Pea- be written by him, was fabricated cock, and wrongly interpreted by at this period, but ante-dated for design. The letter cannot be ge- reasons connected with the greater • We omit this letter, as we find it the at all events, the letter did not
probable success of the imposition. same which we gave in our June num. ber, and to which our readers can easily leave the islands till about that per tum.-EDITOR.
the British Consul, which then sail- the high chiefs, whose friendship was ed for Valparaiso, and was there put doubtful. on board the Cambridge 74, to be These, sir, are the only strictures carried to England.
I would offer, on the article in the The manifestation of Boki's dis- London Quarterly Review. pleasure referred to, was followed Yours, &c. &c. C. S. STEWART, in the course of a few weeks by a
Late of Sandwich Mission. publick written acknowledgment to Perhaps we ought to close our the missionaries, of the rectitude of review of the British Quarterlywith all their proceedings; and by an
these letters of Mr. Stewart. We expression of regret for the part he are inclined however to make a few had in that instance taken.
additional remarks, which shall be If Boki should prove unfriendly given in our next number. to the mission, it will only be through (We again find our space so occupied,
the pernicious efforts of foreigners that we must omit “Short Notices of Re. i opposed to the moral influence of cent Publications,” for the present month. Christianity. And he was at the ficiencies in this article, in our next num.
It is our purpose to make up our past de. Jast intelligence, the only one among ber.)
Literary and Philosophical Intelligence, etc. The collection of Æthiopick, Arabick, the elephant, rhinoceros, ox, horse, bear, and other oriental manuscripts obtained hog, hyæna, fox, pole.cat, water-rat, by the traveller, Bruce, in Egypt and mouse, and birds. Nearly all the bones Abyssinia, was lately put up to auction in of the larger species were gnawed and London; but there being no advance splintered, and evidently of ancient fracupon the reserve of 50001., at which it ture. The cavern is conjectured to have was put up, it was bought in for the pro- been a hyæna's den, similar to Kirkdale prietor. It consists of nearly one hundred and Kent's hole. The bones of the ex. volumes. Among the biblical manuscripts tinct species of hyæna are very abundant. is an Ethiopick version of the Old Testa. –In a wet loam, there was an innumerament, in five volumes, made from manu. ble quantity of birds' bones only. These scripts used by the Greek Church at professor Buckland supposes to have been Alexandria, at a remote but unknown pe introduced by foxes. riod. It includes the Book of Enoch, which was first brought into Europe by
Dr. Barry, an English physician, settled Mr. Bruce. There are also in this collec.
at Paris, has advanced that absorption detion, two copies of the four Gospels in pends upon atmospherick pressure ; and Æthiopick, the Epistles and Acts of the ihat by removing this pressure—for exApostles on vellum; and the Song of So. ample, with a cupping glasspoisons aplomon, in all the principal languages of plied to wounded parts, such as the bite the Abyssinian empire, with a vocabulary of a snake or rabid animal, will not be in each dialect. This MS. is considered introduced into the system. He also a valuable accession to philological litera. maintains, that even after a part of the ture. Among the historical MSS. is the poison has been absorbed, and has begun celebrated Chronicle of Axûm, on vellum.
to produce its effects upon the system, It professes to have been compiled from the application of a cupping-glass will ar. materials or records found by Damâtious,
rest its further influence. His inquiries Bishop of Rome, in the church of St. So. are favourably spoken of by the French phia, and read at the first council of Nice faculty of medicine. to the 318 fathers assembled there. There is also a very ancient Coptick MS.
A correspondent in an Indian news. on papyrus, said to have been found in paper makes the following observations the ruins near Thebes, in the former resi- Mountains. “The great extent to which
on the atmosphere of the Neelgherr dence of some Egyptian monks.
the sound of the voice is conveyed may In a cavern lately discovered in the Men. be mentioned in proof of the extreme ra. dip Hills (Eng.) in Somersetshire, in a bold rity of this atmosphere. I have heard the mural front of limestone, have been found natives carry on conversations from one a quantity of bones, which are stated, by hill to another, and that apparently with Professor Buckland, to have belonged to out any extraordinary effort. Wher
tening to them I have often been remind- sopher and writer issued, a few months ed of those passages of Holy Writ, where ago, at Edinburgh. The accomplished it is recorded that Jotham 'addressed the and venerable author promises to print, in ungrateful men of Shechem from Mount the course of the next winter, his InquiGerizim (Judges ix. 7-20); that David ries into the Active and Moral Powers of cried “from the top of an hill afar off” to Man, a work upon which he has been Abner and to the people that lay about long employed, at intervals. their master Saul (i Sam. xxvi. 13); and
A work, entitled the National Preacher, that Abner addressed Joab from “the top in monthly numbers, was commenced in of an bill.” (2 Sam. ii. 25, &c.) In the New York more than a year since, intend. dense atmosphere of England, and even
ed as a repository for the discourses of in the purer air of the plains of India, it the orthodox divines of the United States. is not easy to imagine how a discourse within a short time, a similar publication, could have been carried on at so great a entitled the Liberal Preacher, has been distance, and from such an eminence; but issued in New Hampshire, supplied from on the Neelgherries the portions of sa
the manuscripts of the heterodox clergy. cred history, to which I have referred, And now, Mr. William Collier, of Boston, receive a striking illustration. It is wor. proposes to issue a work under the title thy of remark also, in proof of the rarity of the Baptist Preacher, to contain the of the atmosphere, that the heavenly bo- flower and
choice of the discourses delidies appear with much greater brilliancy vered by living Baptist ministers in this than when viewed from the plain. The
country, planet Venus gives as much light as the moon in her quarters.”
Calamine.---Large quantities of cala
mine or the ore of zinc have lately been A stop bas happily been put to the discovered by Messrs. Frost and Le Sueur, perpetuity of slavery at St. Helena, by at the lead mines in Missouri. This is an the noble resolutions which the proprie. article of great importance and value, betors of slaves there adopted in the year ing one of the ingredients in the compo1818; by which children born subse- sition of brass, and it also furnishes the ar. quently to that period were declared free. ticle called spelter, used in soldering tin,
Just published in Philadelphia, in a neat and other metals. The miners in Mis octavo, the third volume of Dugald Stew. souri were ignorant of its nature and uses, art's Elements of the Philosophy of the Hu- and threw it aside under the name of dry man Mind, which that celebrated philo- bone.
A BIBLE IN EVERY FAMILY.
speakable-connected, it may be, The Bible Societies of New Jer- with an eternal benefit. But this is sey are organizing measures, to fur- not all—The example may be of nish every family in that state with incalculably beneficial influence a copy of the Holy Scriptures, throughout Christendom. Nor is within a year. This noble enter this the whole. When our own prise had its origin in the Nassau country is supplied, we may turn Hall Bible Society—The measure
the full tide of our benevolencehas already been demonstrated to apply nearly all our funds-to the be practicable, and we doubt not supply of the destitute in other rewill be carried into complete ef. gions-particularly in the southern fect. Similar measures are begin- part of our country, where there ning to be adopted in other places.
are millions who never saw a Bible, We hope they will be entered into and who are now ready to receive it. with spirit, in every part of the American Union. In every part REPORT OF THE BOARD OF MISSIONS (we make no exception) there are TO THE GENERAL ASSEMOLT OT many families yet destitute of a Bi 1827. ble. It is high time they were sup By inspecting the appendix to the printplied; we are able to supply themed Minutes of the General Assembly, for -the duty is imperative on us,
1826, it will be scen, ihat at the time of and to those who receive the sup- had made thirty-nine missionary appoint
their publication, the Board of Missiou ply, the favour conferred is un ments. These appointments were spread
over places in twelve different States and cieties, and attending the sick and the dyin one Territory. Subsequently to that ing, he administered the Lord's supper time, twelve other appointments were eight times, baptized three adults and six made.
infants, and received into the communion Reports have been received from the fol. five on profession of their faith and one lowing missionaries,
on certificate. Thus, says he, have the The Rev. Silas Pratt fulfilled his mis. people been kept together and sustained sion of two months within the bounds of the by your fostering band under the blessing Presbytery of Ontario, in aid of the Gene- of God. seo First Church. “Whilst engaged in The Rev. Asa Messer has reported the the service of the Board, I have," he re fulfilment of his mission of two months in marks,“ baptized fifteen infants. Eight Essex county, New York. He preached persons have become hopeful subjects of thirty sermons, attended one church meetdivine grace, and are as yet the exempla- ing and several conferences, visited 150 ry followers of Jesus Christ. I have form- families, and distributed about 700 pages ed an extensive acquaintance with the of tracts. people, their situation and wants, explored The Rev. Charles Webster has fulfilled the town of Conesus, which is so much his mission of three months on missionary a waste place, that I was informed a Pres. ground, in the vicinity of the congregation byterian minister has never spent a Sab. of Hempstead, Long Island. “ It is a litbath there. I have often been called to tle more,” he says, “ than a year that the the bedside of the sick and the dying; great Head of the church sent the Rev. where I have endeavoured to instruct Mr. Nettleton to Jamaica, and succeeded the alarmed and ignorant; and to comfort his efforts with his richest mercy in awathe enlightened and faithful. Within my kening and converting many who were range, there has been an unusual number before in the gall of bitterness and in the of families in the deepest affliction.” bonds of iniquity. During this period,
Of an old lady, between sixty and seven my hopes were excited frequently, and as ty years of age, who was sick, he says “I frequently disappointed, for there was preached Christ to her. She was enlight. scarcely a single instance of inquiring, ened, she gave evidence of faith in the and I believe not one of conversion for promise, and dependance upon the righ- many months. But while we were humteousness of Christ for her justification. bled, God was preparing to glorify him. The effect was peace, joy, gratitude to
self in the salvation of some of these peoGod, and gratitude to me her teacher. ple, and about the last of November, we
“ Geneseo First Church, now gaining began to perceive that the Holy Spirit strength; it is now, I understand, making was moving on the hearts of many, and exertions with success, to employ a Mis- in a short time fifteen or twenty were awasionary one half his time.”
kened to the all important concerns of The Rev. Isaac Clinton laboured two their souls; inquiring meetings were apmonths within the bounds of the presbytery pointed, and at our communion in January, of St. Lawrence. He organized a church, six were received on confession of their and ordained three elders in another; ad. faith in Christ. The attention continued, mitted two persons to the Lord's supper, and at our second communion in April, and baptized four children. Speaking of eleven more were received, who gave and his labours in the church at Watson, he continue to give the most satisfactory evisays, “ The meetings were well attended, dence, that they have been renewed in solemn and interesting. Many were deep- the temper and disposition of their minds.' ly affected.” “One of the Elders of the Many more continue anxious, some of church at Watson came to me, and re whom entertain the hope that Christ is quested the favour of my coming among formed within them.' Owing to the them again. As I had before given them sparse nature of the congregation and the encouragement, and especially as a num distance many reside from the church, ber of persons in that seitlement were un. I was not able to labour with that advander strong conviction and deep concern for tage to the converts that I could have salvation, I immediately set out the third wished, nor with so much ease or comtime, and had a precious season there." fort to myself. Had these instances oc
The Rev. Matthew Harrison, who was curred all in one particular and comcommissioned to labour three months in pact neighbourhood, it would have apthe Societies in Courtland and Broome peared more like a revival of religion counties, in the state of New York, to ihan it does when spread over so large a which he ministered the preceding year, field. But though we have not spoken of made such arrangements with the two so. this work as a general revival, yet we cieties in Scott and Harrison, that he serv have learned not to despise the day of ed them six months instead of three. Be. small things, but to rejoice and bless God sides visiting all the families in these so. for what he hath done, and to pray that
he will not take away his Holy Spirit from church has greatly changed for the betus, but continue his sacred influence and 'ter. There has been four hopeful com awaken sinners all around to come and fill versions, doubting Christians have been the place of his sanctuary as inquirers established, and numbers become the subafter Zion, with their faces thitherward, jects of religious impressions : but what weeping as they go.
the result will be, time must determine. “In closing this report I would mention He preached sixty times and attended fourthat Bible and catechetical instruction is teen prayer meetings, and made many faregularly administered to the youth. Meet mily visits. tings for prayer are held weekly in several The Rev. John Rhoads reports the ful. parts of the congregation and its vicinity. filment of his mission of two months in LEThe Bible and Tract associations are con zerne county, Pennsylvania. He preached tinued with increasing interest and use twenty times. fulness. I bave fulfilled the appointment The Rev. Moses Hunter laboured two of three months' missionary service. Be- months at the Painted Post and in the ad. side preaching in the church and village jacent country. Besides preaching thirty. regularly, I have delivered sixty-seven dis. five times, he organized two Sabbath courses in the field, particularly known as schools and two Bible classes, assisted at missionary ground; and would be willing the organization of one church, and bap. should the Board think best, to have the tized four households. appointment renewed for the same length The Painted Post is in the midst of a of time.”
region of country containing a population Mr. Joseph M, Ogden spent five months sufficient to employ four ministers, and in missionary labour alternately at King- wealth enough to support them. ston and Conyngham town, Luzerne coun Mr. John Stockton in bis mission of two ty, Pennsylvania. In that time he preach months along the line in the western part ed 64 times, and paid particular attention of New York and Pennsylvania, organized to Sabbath schools and Bible classes and one Sabbath school, held four conference prayer meetings.
meetings, distributed between one ad He represents religion in Westmore. two thousand pages of tracts, and preachland, a place which he visited three times, ed forty-nine sermons. Speaking of a ser as being in a comparatively flourishing vice at Springfield, be says, “ This was state. “The almost universal cry," he the most interesting assembly I have met says, “was, Why do not the Missionary with upon my tour. The Lord, I trust, Society send us a missionary? They sure. was in the midst of us, melting the hard ly must be unacquainted with our perish. hearts of some and constraining them to ing state."
come to Christ, inflaming the hearts of his Of Conyngham town he says, " During children with love, and giving us unusual the whole of my stay bere, meetings have freedom in his service.' increased in numbers and in interest.
The Rev. Alexander Campbell bas is The way seems now to be opened for ported the fulfilment of his mission of the formation of a Presbyterian Church, three montbs, at Dover, Smyrna and Mil. A great anxiety is manifested to have ford, on the Peninsula. His prospects of preaching. Tell the society not to for. get us, is the almost universal cry. In all ancient, but almost dilapidated churches,
success in attempting to resuscitate those my travels I have not found a more fou- is cheering not only to his own heart, but rishing field of labour. Every thing is to be done. The first elements of Christiani. lations of Zion.
to many who have mourned over the deso ty are to be taught. The character and habits of the people are to be formed.
Mr. Samuel M Farren, who was appointThe Rev. Burr Baldwin has reported the ed to itinerate three months in Bedford fulfilment of his mission. He laboured and Somerset counties, Pennsylvania, la chiefly in Towanda and Wysox in Sus.boured there but one month, and in that quebanna county. His audiences were
term he preached twenty-five times. generally attentive and solemn. In re The Rev. Amos Chase performed his gard to Towanda, he states, that the re mission of two months in Warren county, mark was frequently made to him by dif Pennsylvania. He was instrumental in or ferent individuals that the moral aspect of ganizing a church of seventeen memben things was considerably changed since the on the field of his labours; and says that commencement of his mission. One per. he was permitted to witness excitement son, he says, has in this place indulged a of a serious and deep-felt character in dif hope, and two or three others have been ferent sections of the country in wbich he under deep conviction, and a more than laboured. Mr. Chase was last year installed usual seriousness has been apparent pastor of Oil Creek church, to serve lialf among numbers.
his time, and he has accepted a unanimous In Wysox the state of things in the call from Centerville church, which he or