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than discharge several musquets upon them, The noise of the musquets, and their which could do them but little hurt; and approach, attracted the attention of the , after a while, return to the fleet. people embarked, and sopped their further man, an ambassadress, was permitted in proceedings. To-morrow-Morning came in pass between the parties. She carried an sight, and gave notile that the enemy was account to the rebels of those who had eome. In the cwinkling of an eye, a few been killed, and how they were treated. of Pomarre's mu squeteers, not yet in their They received the intelligence with serin. canses, 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 toe; who, in a very pe- lation of Pomarre's, named Tahtahaee, culiar manner, after running some space, bade the ambassadress acquaint Pomarre, in a moment ra!lied, and faced their pur- that when they had done to him as they suers. Some of Capt. B.'s party were sufo 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 kuowing that Capt. Simp. in different directions : some made for the son could not be detained longer from promountains to ihe right and left ; and others secuting his voyage, returned with the directly for their strong holds; to the en- boat, leaving fifteen men with Poinarre. trance of which they were chaced.

Brother Elder also returned. Pomaire has This most un looked- for dispensation of not lost in the expedition any man killid, Providence proved highly advantageous 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 ibe venteen of the rebels, who were killed upon Norfolk’s men received a slight blow on the spot; all fighting men, inveterare eneo his hip with a stone. On Tuesday Pomie's, and among them one of the principal marre sent the Europeans home, and reringleaders of the rebellion. Many others moved his fieet about twelve miles ncarer were wounded, but escaped. Though we Mattavai, and there encamped. may be thankful to God for the subduing of Upon the whole, this short campaigo, zhose who delight in war, and are averse through the mercy of God, has tended very peace,-yet, we find much cause co lament much to destroy the strength of the preto the extreme depravity of mar's nature, vailing commot:01. The two chiefs above which adinis no bounds to revenge and named (one of whom is dead) may be cruelty, when reseniment is roused, and considered as the life of the rebellion, Th ir power obrained to execute it. Ea h or 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 prepared spears, beat with clubs, dashed with stones, toty, or plunder, and exercise cruelties derided, scotied, and otherwise maltreated; on those wourded or slain. as if now susceptible of pain, or affected by Respeeling our peitonal safety, while their taunt's.

God is pleased to continue the means te Pomarre thought the rebellion was has afforded us, there is little probability crushed, and that he should have nothing row that we shall be assailed in our habia more to do the next morning than to go tations. But the Venus is expected every and iake possession of their strong holds, hour; on her arrival, Capt. Bishop and men and wreak his unpirying alger on those will quit the island, if not also Cape. Houre who should fall into his hands. Cartuin and men. Should that occur, and the disEisnop sceing such a sudden change of cir. Purbances of the island not be settled, what eumstances (for ali that was done was ac- may follow, we cannot tell. The Porpoiss 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 the war.

inclosures of gardens, and gardens themOn Monday morning they marched up selves, and pulling down our chapel : all to the motrenchiments, which are about four which was done to clear around Vs, as miles and a hait from the beach ; but how much as possible, in order to prevent au great was their surprize, when, instead of unseen a proach, and al-o the firing of our firdag thein abandoned (the plunder of dwelling from the tiames of the chapel, tvhich was already seized on in their ima. should it be burnt; it being close to the ginations) thay saw every part that could dwelling house. The Society's labour air

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Hivating the ground, has been very gr-at ; of health and strength. Our prayers are And hey are now reined.Our stock ot userul 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 reman, ed, we shall not be able readily to replace Dear and hunoured Failers and Brethrea, our attairs in their former situation.

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

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 Direziors of the Missionary Society. opportunity to hear the word of salvation, who never before did hearit; and, perhajs, would not have heard it for months in come. One circuit of the island was taken Extr:2¢1 of Letter from Mr. Henry to jest before the rebellion broke out, and Mr. S. Pinder, of Lordon, calel the Gospel preached in every district, ex- July 2, 1802. cept Artahooroo. In the spidst of great darkness and perplexity of mind, we some.

“Nombers of people, who, from different times have a gream of hope that God is districts, tiock to Maitavai for retuge, now humbling this.people, and thereby prepar.

hear the word of life: and Oico's mind is ing them for a more cheerful and univer. so far changed, 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 to our preaching the doctrines of word of Jehovah ; which was accordingly Christianity in the land, and using all his spoken to hin, and others of his family, influence (secretly at least) to deter the and many of his subjects, that he assem. prople from hearing them, as we expected bled io hear. He seems to have some idea he would, when we should cojninence our that there is but one God; and expresses 10

public exercises, he happily rather coundislike to any part of the plan of salvation, tenances and encourages our labours in this so far as he can comprehend it. Poinarre 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 soul of his country's abominable super- royal family, and some hundreds of people,

of God; and was, with the rest of the stition.

The civil war that existed in Ryaitecat, assembled by his orders, a !dressed on the when the Royal Admiral was here, has first Sabbath by Brother Jetterson: and on lately been quilled; and the chief remains the last by Brother None; but not so many in his full power. Since Pomarre's retreat propie were assembled then as on the for from Tyaraboo to Mattavai, a dame of a mer occasion. like nature broke out at Eimeo: but Po- As a proof of our toleration here, and marre sent over a strong party, which, the liberties we enjiy in propagating our for the present, extinguished it, with the religion, I shali just relate an occurrence

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of last Sabbath. loss of twenty of ihe rebels.

Mrs. Eyrr and Heorý From ihe statement of the foregoing taking a walk in the asierocon, towards particulars, we leave it to our hunoured the king's house, which is but a small fathers and brethren's better judgment, to distance from ours, for the benefit of the consider, whether or not it would not be air, the hing sent to them, and invited expedient to tix such a body of Missiona- them in; and while iley 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 When I came to him, he placed me of the support of the chiefs; and not to close by his sid, as ne usually does any of stand or fall as they stood or fell; and us when we vis.i him; and after a little whence also the Gospel may be dispersed conversation had passed between us, about abroad ammg the neighbouring islands, as the ship in ihe barbour and other ihings, the leadings of Providence directed ihe he mentioned the sacred name of Yeboval, way. This, we say again, that had not in the broken manier the natives in geneGod in his great inercy, unexpectedly and ral do. I his I ronounced Webovab(the Hea singulariy lodged Capt Bishop and men on brew pronunciation of it) and he repeated it the island, and wrecked the Norfolk on after me very properly. I then told him, our coast, we should ihis day most assur- this was a sacred and powerful name, and edly have been, with Pomarre, &c. ex. not to be mentioned irreverently; and cook pelled the island (if not some of our lives occasion to represent Jehovah as the only cut ott) and our usefulness, it may be, af true God, and to point out his power and an end.

greatness, as the Creator of all things; oba Through the mercy of our Heavenly Fa- Surving, that the gods of Taheite were

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for their rebellion against him; and that told them, would take up too much time; there were many such, who deceive men, sutrice it briefly to observe, that I treated desiring their destiuction ; that our fore. of the Fall, -the way and method of salva. fathers 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 inen after death, iniages like the raheitans, until the surve of the resurrection, and of the misery of the ants of the rue God came there, and taught wicked, and happiness of the righteous them his word; which they aitending to afterward. All which thiogs the king lisand receiving, cast away their false gods, tened to with attention and apparent pleaand took schovah for their God, and served sure; and when I was abour lo derars, he bim 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 sufácient to shew what liberties we may and the people again the word of God; take, &c. Tu reiale, in order, ali that I which was done as bt fore related."

THE ANNUAL MEETING Of the Missionary Society will be held as follows : On Wednesday morning, May 11, the Rev. S. Bottomley', of Seara borough, will preach at Surry Chapel. At Three in the afternoon the Society, meet for business. In the evening, the Rev. T. loung, 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 Tota tenham Court Chapel.

On Friday morning the Rev. Jeremiah Nervell, Vicar of Great Missenden, and Perpetual Curate of Lee, Bucks, will preach at Shadweil 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 render inportant service, by bringing with them authentic documenis respecting the wart of BIBLES in their different neighbourhoods. Various means will occur ior ascertaining 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. Steinkoj fi £o30 00
From the Surling Society (North Britain) for the
Spread of ihe Gospel, by Mr. Campbell

19 14 9
A Letter from Professor Young
to the Committee oj the Riligious Tract Society *.

Marbourgh, March 13, 1803. I hope you have received my letter of Honoured Sirs, and, in our blessed Re- the 27th of February, in which I nenii

deemer, dearly beloved Prethren! oved the principal occurrences of my life ;

I am not able to describe how greatly and expressed a wish that it right please I am affected by your benevolence, zeal, the Lord my God, in his gracious provja and activity, in the work of the Lord; and devce, to release me from all worldly emhow much your example excites une io ployments, so that I might live and laexert myseif more and more for the sal- bour for him and his cause alone. 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 ther Sirinkopil, with your drast 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 bosom ; and I was moved that is the best for myell, and for my useto tears of gratitude to God, and to you. I fulness in his kingdom. indorsed the draft to a friend at Frank- I likewise requested you to deler send. furt, 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 it in order to spare you, and not to be bure ayors to m.the best neincet, tv cincue thenso.ne to you ; but now you have been the principles of Christianity and souliness beforehand with us. May Jesus Corist, in the forin otrians, cilat rraj ur ticethe King of Heaven and Earth, aban:'auly tious; co as an ad'111 stering medicinio bless the donors of this sitt ot charity, in

children we mix it with sugar, lo render it fuence their hearts by his Spirit, and nvake palatatls, and induce them to take is. thein all blessed instruments for t'ie pro- ai convinced, by long expérience, than motion of his kingdom, and for his glory, this is an excellent method, and very ef. in time and eternity.

fectual; for having triquently 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 cag rly read have again called upun all my serious by cit zens and peasanti. "This has in. readers io follow the exainple of the Eug- died me to form the following plan : lish Tract Society. We shall soon see what I am now writing a trait, euiicd, I he effect it will produce. I am in great hopes Christian Fijevci, or Spees for Citizens that the use to which I have applied your and Peasants.” This foret Number conremittance of 281. will produce a string tains only one story; huc full of instruc- ! sensation, and occasion many to join tion, and particularly ai apted to the lower Themselves to me, and assist me with class of , rupke. li will contain about eight money for the purpose of distributing she is ii privit; and rent week I shall traces. I shall inform you, dear brethren, ticish it, and sed it to Nurenberg; lca írom time to time, what success I have. Cuvie our friend Mr. Rav, the printer there, But as you would probably like to know is himself a Christian, and will couse. io what use I have applied the 281. I will quently make no gain of it. I hus I write detail to you my whole plan. We are, gratis, and Mr. Rau senus one as many it is true, pretty well provided with small cores as he can attord for the 281. or 312. traces for edification in Germany; but, in giders, orly deducting the price of the general, they are not so calculated as to 'paper and the wages paid in bis men. I excite the attertion 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 vjew; for ters as I know to be truly pious throughout as to the picas of ihat class, they find op: all Germany, with a request to diseribute portunities enough, either of receiving thein among the common people. But as giatis some edilying books or they scrape there will be many who uouid like to buy together a few pence to buy one. These the bock, Nr. 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 directed to the unconvcried of the lower a skillel hand, being persuaded thai it will class, that as many of them as possible be attended with good etteris in England might be converted ard become real Chris.

shall then likewise send you the tans: for this end, it is of nu manner of account and the list of those to whom the use to supply them with cuiying books, books are sont, that you may see how written in a dry sermonizing style. Such your noney has been applied. May ine bcoks they accept, perhaps, with thanis, Lord be with you, and win your broches look into them once or twice, and then lay to eternity!

H. YOUNG. ihern by for good and all; and thus allibe

ico.

DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE. SUNDAY, March 27, a Sermon was On Thursday, March 31, a deputation preached for the Deaf and Dumb Charity, from the body of Protestant Dissenting al St. George's Church, Bloomsbury, from Micisiers, in and about London, waited on Mark vii. 37, by the Rer. S. Ctowther; his Majesty, at the Queen's Palace, with after which a collection was made of sol. a Congratulatorv Address, on his latesofor the Charity.

vidental deliverance. The Address was The same day the Rev. R. Hill preached presented ov dvir. Paliner, of Hackney, aid the two Annual Sermons for the benefit of sigeed h- Dr. Rees, Dr hipei, a: a ainethe Surry Surday-Schoul, ai Surry Chapel, tron olhar Vi isters of victorie di nonri.

April 11, being Easter Monday, Mr. H. rations. To which in Majesty returned preached his Annual Semmon to Children ; a gracious answer; and they all had the when between three and four thousand were honour of kissing his hand, present, besides adults. We understand

April 12. The litv, Fowies, laie of he is also engaged to preach before the Sheuness, was set a ant over a rek in.

Aiceion Society on Tue day Morn- terest of Brotestant Disounours at lemic

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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 honour'd 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 warm,

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 fow'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 rous'd the careless into godly fear,

Aød 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 fervour bring #;
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 th’ 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 onward 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, Almighty Truth, from thee.

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