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(NEW ZEALAND MISSION.) . . to another. " Wi d o"/"$72.911 We are happy to learn that the intelli- “Having concluded this point we im gence from New Zealand gives an ens mediately proceeded to land the stores, couraging view of the mission, 'after all By the assistance of Mr. Hall, M, Butter, the difficulties which it has had to en. and Mr. King, we had a store walled counter. counter. "Io

round in one day, in which we collected An Archdeaconry 'has been appointed all the property. Here Mr. Pairburn and in New South Wales, and the Rev. T. myself took up our station at night, under H. Scott has been nominated to that dig- a tarpaulin; and reposed as quietly as nity. Mr. Scott is well acquainted with ever we had done and although the wall the circumstances of the mission, and is was but eight feet high, without a covering, very desirous of rendering it every assist yet none attempted to disturb us, or any ance in his power. Mr. Field, who has thing belonging to us. The natives always been for seven years chief judge in the retired at sunset, and returned at day-hight; civil court of the colony, has lately re- manifesting every disposition to serve us, turned home: and has given the Commit- but always looked for payment. i n tee, by a detail of facts and circumstances, “We took our repast and held our dethe best reason to hope, that, under the votions in the centre of the village, and Divine blessing, the mission will prosper, it was very pleasing to see with what atThe following extracts from a letter from tention the people observed all our pra thie Rev. Henry Williams, dated from the ceedings. Dit is ' .

3 Bay of Islands, will shew its present cir. "Several committees have heen held, cumstances.

and the affairs of the Mission look much “On Sunday, the 3d of August, we better. Mr. Marsden will give you the worked into the Bay of Islands. About full particulars. sunset we anchored directly between “In the course of a fortnight, Shunghee Rangheehoo and Kiddeekiddee; And, ' returned from the war, and immediately though the whole day had been occupied paid his respects to Mr. Marsden. Mr. by the working of the ship, and we were in Marsden has had much conversation the greatest confusion and bustle, we with him. He appears well disposed had the satisfaction of assembling in Mr. toward the Missionaries şi and no su Marsden's cabin, for prayer and the guinary deeds have been practised as azlebration of the holy communionin heretofore. Great numbers were killed all, seven in number. In the evening, we in their fights, but I have not beard of Collected the seamen, as had been the case any sacrifices since theirs returnaji. Shun every evening during the passage ; and ado ghee narrowly escaped he was intrick dressed them on the importance of eternal thrice : bis helmet preserved him once things. Their attention was very great he lost a very considerable forbe, and had on these occasions, and they came with all his canoes burnt. He has asked for apparent cheerfulness. The first news Mr. Clarke, and has given Mr. Marsden which we heard, was, that all the chiefs every reason to believe that he will not be were gone to the 'war to the River requested to make or mend muskets; buti Thames.

im, he comes, he is to go to Kiddeckiadee, es The following morning, the deck was ." I hope the blessing of the Lord wil crowded with natives, friends of Mr. descend among us, and preserté uriin Marsden; among whom we were glad peace, union, and brotherty affection. Mr. to discover several chiefs. We afterward Marsden has taken effectual steps to break went to Rangheehoo, where we saw Mr. off that intercourse with the shipping, Hall, Mc, King, and Mr. Cowe!. On which has long existed, and has been the returning to the ship, we met Mr. Butler, foundation of the 'mischiefs, which have who kindly proposed that Mrs. Williams arisen. 1 331173.19€ 901" gumi and the children should go the following " When I consider the natives their morning to his house, which was, thank noble and dignified appearance their perti fully accepted a 1204,1941er, ende nent remarks and questions, their obliging hu4It became my next care, what station disposition, with the high sense of honour hve should select for ourselves. This is a which they possess, I cannot but niew cásebofs much serious consideration, as an them as, a, people of great interest, and






one which our Almighty Father will ere district, he will usually say, that he wants long adopt for his own. They are a man who is not fond of fighting, who desirous of Missionaries: they will re- does not scold and make a noise; for ceive instruction: the men, women, and though the New Zealander in war is as children have the utmost confidence in us; ferocious as a human being can be, yet at and there are many who wish to leave their home he is another man." little ones with us, but I am obliged to de- Mr. Williams writes at a subsequent cline this for the present. Their observance period :-“ We were never more comforof the Sabbath is, for them, very great; they table in our lives; nay, I will say happy : know when it arrives as well as we do; nothing interrupts our happiness but the and distinguish the day by wearing their knowledge of our own unworthiness. That European clothes, and abstaining from we may walk in the fear of the Lord, is our work. Our settlement, on that day, is per- constant desire and prayer; and to be made fectly quiet: the head chief, with his wife useful to these particularly interesting and many others, generally attend our people. Fear has never once entered services, and frequently family prayer, our minds. Our children are constantly There are certainly a few trying circum- among the natives: and, from the first stances, and they are painful for a time of our coming here to the present time, but, by letting the matter rest, the evil notwithstanding the great exposure of prowill remedy itself in a general way; and perty at the landing, we know not of the if it should not, we must bear with it loss of the value of a single nail; though, When a chief expresses a desire that a for a considerable time, we were obliged to missionary should be established in his sleep without either door or window,

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from the Catholic faith," (the Bible, of FRANOE.-The French journalists, in course included, they do not directe default of topics of direct political in sy and positively patrage the religion telligence, are turning their attention of the state ; " . and, it is therefore to theological controversy; and some recommeoded that the government of them are eagerly joining the wide should at once peremptorily abolish all ly-extended crusade against the cha- such institutions. We allude to these ritable and religious societies which are circumstances chiefly to shew the imcunferring upon the world the most portant results which are proved, by exalted blessings. Among others, the the very complaints of the Roman Society for Christian Morals, with the Catholic interest throughout Europe, plan and objects of which our readers to be arising from the benevolent aud are acquainted, is warmly denounced Christian labours of those invaluable as an infidel institution, because it institutions, of which England 'is justvirtually “ attacks the Catholic reli- ly represented as the focus, The duty gion in its very foundation, the neces- and best policy of the friends of pure sity of submission to the authority of scriptural Christianity, whether in the church in matters of faith." The France or Spain, in Germany or IreBible Society, Tract Societies, and all land, in Italy, or elsewhere, is to perkindred institutions, are represented as sist in their truly enlightened and parts of a vast confederacy for over- disinterested "labours of love," unturning the self-called' " catholic" daunted by opposition, unrepelled by religion, and building up toleration ingratitude, and unprovoked by con'on the basis of infidelity. One jour- troversy. Acting thus, in 'vain will nal laments that the laws cannot in bigotry on the one side, or infidelity their present state suppress the books on the other, oppose their pious exerCirculated by these obnoxious confe- tions; the blessing of God will attend deracies, because, though " insidious- 'their labours, and his word distributed Hy constructed to detach the people by their hands, and illustrated by


their example, shall accomplish the alarmed at the circumstance: od onily high and holy purposes for which he just cause for apprehension or humiliadestined it.

tion is, that any Protestant, on Briton Italy.--The pope has issued a new should persuade himself that he is code of civil and ecclesiastical admi- “ doing God service," by joining in nistration for his dominions. It con- effect tbis Popish, Mussulman, and tains numerous particulars; but the Infidel coalition against the free cirprincipal object aimed at is professed- culation of the unsophisticated word ly “ to maintain in all its lustre and

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- 173 vigour the episcopal jurisdiction re- SOUTI AMERICA.-The recent intelestablished in the exercise of all its ligence from the still remaining seat prerogatives, as enjoyed in the time of war in Peru, is so favourable to of Benedict XIV. of blessed memory." the arms of Bolivar that we may reaIn the present degraded state of edu- sonably hope that before long not a cation in Italy, and while the Scrip- soldier will remain in the field to distures can be withheld from the people, pute the liberties of that rising conthe pontiff of Rome may be able to tinent, fulfil this his wish of causing his dominions to retrograde a century; but

DOMESTIC. the inroads of knowledge, of rational Much damage has occurred withio liberty, and of pure religion upon the the last few weeks by means of fires “ dark places of the earth,” are already and tempests. In London and Edinso numerous and rapidly progressive, burgh, extensive conflagrations have that we devoutly trust that before long taken place; and at sea, and on varis even Popery in its highest seat must ous parts of the coast, our merchant either reform itself, or be banished by shipping has suffered considerably from mankind as a superstitious, unscrip- the late storms. On all these oceatural, and despotic invasion upon their sions,public humanity and charity have civil rights and religious privileges. been laudably conspicuous. Among

GERMANY.-Great distress prevails other projects of benevolence, an inthroughout a large portion of Ger- stitution has been formed, entitled, many, (and we may add in various “The shipwrecked and distressed other parts of the continent,) in con- Sailors' Family Fund," with a view to sequence of the late floods, which have grant assistance to the dependant recaused the most afficting devastations. latives of merchant seansen visited by Many thousands of the inhabitants, calamities incident to their condition. barely escaping with their lives, are We feel cordially anxious to recoma; wandering about without food, shelter, mend and encourage every work of or clothing, except what the hand of humanity, especially when the visila-, charity is enabled to supply; and this, tion arises from the operation of causes in many cases, from the scanty re- over which the sufferer has no control; sources of their companions in afflic- but we would wish it never to be for tion. The exertions of their fellow- gotten, in all our plans of benevolence countrymen have been most praise- that the greatest of all charity, after worthy; but their ability to afford re-promptly relieving the pressing neoz lief, is so inadequate to the exigen- cessities of the case, is to endeavour cies of the case, that a subscription to provide against the recurrence of has been humanely undertaken in similar exigencies, In this view, intl London, to which we earnestly recom- addition to the pity and assistance mend those of our readers who have due to the family of a distressed seae it in their power to contribute. man, we would ask, Has sufficient

TURKEY.- The Grand Signior has been done towards fostering among. joined the confederacy against the cir- seamen those religious, moral, and i culation of the Bible, prohibiting its provident habits which would enable introduction in either the Arabic, Per- ihem in numerous cases to anticipate sian, or Turkish characters, into his ard guard against contingencies / The dominions, and enjoining that all general operation of Bible Societies! copies already imported shall be burn- Savings Banks, and Christian instrucu ed. Thus, from East to West, the tion among them, would ultimately powerful effect of the circulation of do far more for them and their famig: ihe word of God begins to be felt; lies, than all the efforts of eleemon) while idolatry, superstition, and false synary assistance, however necessary religion, dread and deprecate its fur- on temporary emergencies. o bizi ili ther extension. This is natural, and Other claims also on public liberali-o! we ought not to be either surprised or ly have arisen during the month : the


German sufferers by Hoods we have prove highly beneficial. We shall realtoady mentioned; to which we may vert to it in our next. add, the extreme necessities of a con- We are glad to learn from a recent siderable number of Italian and Spa- charge of Mr. Justice Burrough, that nish refugees, who have been forced the Judges have determined to use to seek the protection of British hos- their efforts to put down the brutal pitality in consequence of the politi- system of pugilism, which, in addical animosities of their native coun- tion to its numerous other evil effects, tries. It is to the honour of our coun- hak, in various instances, ended in try, that while her wealth enables her the death of one of the combatants. so largely to relieve the wants of man- The learned judge remarked, that he kind, the disposition to confer that was sorry to observe men were pitted relief is so widely prevalent. Let us against each other to fight for a purse, devoutly attribute both to Him who in the presence of thousands of specis the Author of every good and per- tators, amongst whom were persons fect gift! It certainly is no'mean dise whose stations, fortunes, and educatinction enjoyed by Great Britain, tion, he would have supposed would that she is perhaps the only country in incline them to more honourable and Europe where the exile from political gentlemanly amusements. For his causes can find a secure asylum." own part, he heartily wished that some 297 13

example would be made of persons We have already adverted to the actively engaged in, or by their coundiscussions in Treland, relative to the tenance encouraging, such disgraceful circulation of the Scriptures. *** contests. Should a case ever come

The attention of the public has since under his jullicial notice in which death been called to any address issued by the was the result, he thought it his duty Roman Catholic - Association in Dub. to declare, that he should carry the lin, to the populace of that country, law to its utmost extent. By a late strongly exhorting them to maintain Act of Parliament (30 Gea. IV. c. 38), peace, and to avoid - Whiteboy dis- judges, were impowered to sentence turbances and secret societies," which offenders guilty of manslaughter to are shewn to be both impolitic and'ir, transportation for life. The degrading religious. It breathes, however, as practice which had now become so premight be expected, a spirit of hostility valent, rendered it necessary to make to Orangemen; who are represented as a severe example, for the purpose of their natural enemies : and who, if checking il; and, his lordship hadi we may judge from the general tenor come to the resolution, in common of their proceedings will not bc behind with the other judges, to inflict the their Catholic brethren in warmth.' severest penalties upon offenders of We trust that Government is prepared this description. He was happy, howa to adopt such healing measures in the ever, to say, that it was very much approaching session of Parliament, as' owing to the good conduct of the shant le calculated to strike at the magistracy in nost counties of Engr root of these animosities. One mea- land, that this barbarous species of sure, affecting no religious or politi- ' exhibition had been considerably a cal prejudice, but eminently adapted bated. There were, however, he l'azin to sooth the excited 'feelings of the mented, certain exceptions, which had a Irish populace, is particularly deserv. a contrary tendency. In his opinion, I ing of attention. We mean the en- any magistrate, who, either by his couragement of new modes of employ- 'open countenance, or passive toleri ing their industry. By the single ex-" ance, in any respect contributes to the pedientof-throwing open the traile of encouragement of such scenes, was i India, and instituting cotton manu. unfit for his station in the commission, factures in Ireland, a powerful impulse'. Unless magistrates exerted themselves would be given to the industry of its to put a stop to such practices, they starving people. The cottons of Ire- might expect serious notice to be taken land would be exchanged for the sugars of their remissness from the highest of India, and many direct and colla. quarter of the state.” To teral benefits would arise froin the in. : Mr. Fauntleroy suffered the awful terchange. This subject, by means of sentence of the law on the last day of the exertions of Mr. Cropper of Liver. November. His behaviour through pool, has of late excited much anxi- out the closing scenes of his life, was ous consideration in the sister king- 'apparently calm, and, we may added dom, and we trust the results will penitent; at least if we may credit the

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