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ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE CASE OF
TAHITI.

"These latter remarks are specially ap plicable to the churches of Tahiti for some time past. The trial to which their faith has been subjected has been of the most fearful character. Nothing can be thought of more detrimental to a small community than that of the establishment of a garrison and naval station among them, particularly a French one. The results have told fearfully upon the community generally, and even in the Churches particularly, such as are under novices patronised by government, the tone of moral feeling has been lowered; while almost all (there are some honourable exceptions) without the church, both whites and natives, are living in a state of immorality. But there is a leaven of piety: there are Native Pastors who have stood, maintaining their integrity, and zealously endeavouring to maintain the truth; and there is abundant evidence that the progress of ini quity is not unresisted by a goodly number of Church Members, who continue their

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endeavour to secure to the Churches the best individuals as pastors. Indeed, there is abundant evidence to show that the hold which Christianity has taken of the hearts of the people is strong.

CONCLUSION.

"I fear you will regard this letter as dry and uninteresting, but hope that the above remarks will not be without their use in accounting for the various statements, apparently contradictory, that have so often perplexed Christians at home. They will also account for the reasons why ungodly men have so often maligned our Missions. Their intercourse is with the vicious portion, and their conduct in almost every instance partakes of the same character. They know the character of the vicious portion, but are unacquainted with our Churches.

"With Christian affection to the friends of Brunswick Chapel,

"I remain,

'Having lately informed you," writes Mr. Ross," of the admission of eight new members into the Church, I am now happy to announce a great movement among all our people in seeking salvation. This took place immediately after the baptism and reception of the above. The Spirit of God has been poured out, and the Word preached has been followed with demonstrations of the Spirit, and with power. At this station fifteen anxious inquirers about salvation have come forward; the most of these have been so diligent during the last six or seven months, that they have become good readers, and given us the cheering evidence that they

(Signed)

SOUTH AFRICA.

"Yours very truly,

"JOHN BARFF."

RELIGIOUS AWAKENING AT LEKATLONG AND ITS VICINITY.

THE following letter from the Rev. William Ross, under date Lekatlong, 8th August, gives some interesting particulars of a cotemporaneous movement among several of the native tribes, resulting, in some pleasing instances, in a work of saving conversion to the truth.

have experienced the second birth; now the greater part of them may enter into the communion of the Church, on the next Lord's Day. There is a considerable number of others, who, by their general conduct, we hope may come forward as candidates; they are already impressed by the preaching of the Word. Backsliders, also, not a few, are desirous to enter among God's people.

“I have just returned from a journey to all the out-stations, and there also I have been greatly encouraged. At Lingopeng there were two religious inquirers, but, as many were out on long journeys, others

may be among them. It was indeed pleasant to witness the school prospering greatly. Many readers show that they have been diligent and made decided improvement. As Borigélong I found a great movement indeed; a full house, and nineteen inquirers making great efforts to become good readers. Many of these may very soon be received into the communion of the Church. As some of the Church-members have been fortunate in raising corn, many contributed of their increase to the funds of the Society.

"At Taung the Church is going on steadily, the meetings are larger, and there are nine inquirers, five of whom may soon be baptized and admitted into the Church. They belong to the highest families of the Batlapi tribe, and are very courageous for the cause of God. Mahura, the chief, had lately shown that he was very jealous of his own honour; in a great passion he broke one of the windows of the chapel, threatened to set fire to the whole building, took down the bell, and carried it to his own kchotla to call his own picho. The only reason for this outrage was, that believers would not obey him, and that they had made a commando and killed a man connected with stealing, without judge or jury. I had to show him that the commando was made by heathens only, who forced a young lad, belonging to a family who were believers, to go with them. When they overtook the offender, the heathen party gave a gun to the young lad, as their custom is, and ordered him to kill the offender. The young lad, being thus forced by one who was his uncle, and not refusing as he ought to have done, killed the said offender. Mahura then said that chiefs, when they found thieves, often killed them without judging. I then said that a heathen custom and heathens themselves destroyed his authority and government, and not believers, for not one of them was connected with the said commando, and the young man bad done what his father and mother and all believers hated. Not being

able to defend himself, Mahura delivered to me the bell, and said, 'I give liberty to all the people to hear the word of God, to make a profession or not, as they please; and I give liberty to the children of believers from the heathen rites, unless they flee to them of themselves.' I answered, 'This is all we want; the word of God is powerful, and the Holy Spirit is omnipotent. The gospel has come for the salvation of you and all your people. If the believers are guilty of crime, judge them, and punish them publicly, but do not break the windows, threaten to burn the chapel, or take down the bell from its place.' Strange to say, Mahura refused to settle this matter with the Church before I visited them, and then earnestly entreated me to return and dwell among them, and all the people earnestly desire the same thing. The Baralongs, whom I formerly mentioned, are still attending the services of the Church at Taung, and many others are gathered from other tribes. If you could see the propriety of allowing me again to resume missionary labour among this people, I have good reason to believe that now many are quite ready to embrace the word of God.

Motla

"At the Bamairas I found the Church going on steadily, only complaining of many dispersing far in quest of food. The native teacher, Gasebonoe Moffat, is one of the best of his class. The meetings are well attended, the school is making progress, and there are seven inquirers. bani, the chief, is very favourable to the cause of God. On my return home, I had great pleasure in receiving some voluntary contributions to the Society, from these warm-hearted people. I had, also, several meetings of real heathens, at Mohangku and at other places, whom I showed their lost state, by nature and by practice, the great Saviour of sinners, and salvation through faith in his name. In the whole of my late journey I saw more of real prospects of success of the gospel, than ever I have seen at any time of my past missionary life."

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Subscribers.

W. D. Evarard, Esq.
(2 years)
Mr. Garratt (2 yrs.).
Mrs. Smart (2 yrs.)...
Rev. E. J. Sadler (A.)
Mr. Gwynne
Mr. Linney

Mr. Frith, Higham-
on-the-Hill
Ditto, Box
Exs. 88. 8d.; 117. 108.

Collection

Withybrook.

Rev. D. Prain.

D. Haselwood, Esq. 1 0
Mrs. Tomlinson...... 0 10
Boxes of Mrs. Prain
and Friends...
Collected..

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Boxes of
Mrs. Cornwall....
Sunday School.
Elizabeth Razey.
John Chivers
Alfred Pratt
Mary Edmunds
9l. 188. 10d.

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0 Hannah Maslen..
Thomas Mullings
09 0 John Poolman..
0 13 0 Miss Robbins
Ellen Roach....
Mrs. Sainsbury
John Wheeler
A Friend.

0 10 2
032

Bradford District.

WILTSHIRE.

0 13 3
094
006

Per John Rawson, Esq.

Avebury.

Fractions Collections, &c., by Rev. T. Proceeds of Bazaar 15 0 General Mann. Mr. J. New (D.) 1 0 9 Horton Lane Ladies Sunday School. 253 Working Party for Annual Sermons the Mission at and Anniversary Salem, under Rev. Meeting. 19 7 7 J. M. Lechler 10 0 0 Exs. 408.; 497, 118. Sd. 1307. Leeds District, per Samuel Hick, Esq. General ........115 0 0

Collection
Boxes

Missionary Boxes.
Mrs. Barlow..

1 1 0 Jane Battley.
022 Mrs. Cumner
John Fell
Mr. S. Geddings
Charlotte Harding.
Mary Kingsland
Mr.Kingdon's Young
Gentlemen.

Collected by

Mrs. T. B. Anstie
0 Miss Baker
0 Miss M. Elliott
0 Mrs. Knott
6 Miss Slade.....

47. 08. 6d. Corsham. Rev. G. Slade.

1 00
0 12 8
0 10 1
020
016

015 R. Smith, Esq., Shaw
House

Broad Chalk and Ebsbourn.
Rev. W. Mace.

W. Barnett's Family
Box

2 5 6

Mr. E. Phillips
Mr. Cochrane
Mrs. Cox...
Mrs. Knee
A Friend...
Mr. Knapp..
A Friend
Mrs. Wheeler
0 14 Sunday School Mis-
Miss S. A. Morris... 016 8
Misses Morris.........
sionary Box
076
Master J. Feltham.. 0 6 0 Mr. Shaul
A Missionary Box...
Mrs. T. Bouroughs 0 8 8 Public Meeting, less
Master E. Hewitt 022 Exps, 58.9d.

81. 18. Ad.

Sunday School Box.
Ann Pool
S. Ann Thompson...
Miss F. Miles
Master Carpenter..
Collection ........

71. 48. 4d.
Codford.

Rev. J. W. Maddox.

Boxes.

41. 68. 10d. Devizes.

1 11 2

0 10 6
013 8
0 0 11
017

0 1 0
009

0 19
014
0 2 2
064 Trowbridge, on Ac-
count
017
1 10 6

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Edinburgh Auxiliary

Society.

McLaren,

100

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George and Ellen Young... 066 Charlotte Greenhall 060 Per Mr. W. F. Watson. Elizabeth Harris 096 Elizabeth Williams 0 12 0 James Duncan, Esq. 1 1 0 I hirza and Jane A Friend.. 100 Scammel Duncan George Deveval Esq. The Boys' Bible Lord Provost Mel0 4 1 Class... 07 2 ville 0 4 5 Maria Hockey. 068 Mr. Phair 051 Harriet Lane 0 5 6 Juvenile Missionary 0 10 2 J. and A. Lucas 0.10 0 Box 066 Sarah Haskett... 0 14 8 George Plowman 0 6 11 Annie Rowe Henry Greenhall 0 5 11 Fractions 011

0 2 7

Collections."

080
0311

006

062 Albany Street Chapel,
Rev. W. Pulsford. 418 8
Place,
Broughton
Rev. Dr. Brown
and Rev. Dr. Thom-
son.

15 0 0

Queen Street Hall,
Rev. Dr. Alexander 19 0 0
Ditto, Public Meet-
ing, less expenses,
638. bd.
Richmond Place
Chapel, Rev. H.
Wight and Rev.
W. J. Cox
Rose Street U. P.
Church, Rev. T.
Finlayson

11 3 4

216 1 10

190
1 13 5
115
0 12 2
200

Melksham.

Per Mr. E. W. Phillips.

02 7
005

015

Collection at Juve

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026

2 6 10

Warminster, J. Pro-
vis, Esq., for the
Native Teacher,
Wilton Provis...... 10 0 0

2000
97 3 1

0 Collections.

4

8

13 Sunday School ditto 0 13

0

0

Subscriptions.

1 4 6
048
004 Mr. Lucas
0197 Rev. Chas. Baker
Mrs. Baker
Mrs. Andrews (D.),
for New Mission in
Central Africa...... 0 8 5

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100 Ladies' Association, for Fe
100 male Education in India.
1 5 0

0 5 0 For Mrs. Kübler's
050 School, Madras... 18 00
0 10 0 For Mrs. Campbell's
0 10 0 School, Bangalore 5 0
0 3 0 For Mrs. Lechler's
School, Salem...... 12 0
1507.

0

4 Missionary Boxes.
6 Sarah Hopkins
Sarah Lewis
Louisa Hopkins
Annie Axton.
Charles and Emma

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WALES.

Templeton.

Rev. W. Thomas.
Longstone
Thoinas Chapel

17. 188.

Tenby.
Tabernable.
Rev. E. Griffiths.
Collection
T. Thomas, Esq......
Boxes.
Sunday School.....

7 Mrs. W. Thomas
0 Miss Eliza Edmunds
Miss Amy Gibbs...... 096
Miss Eliz. Phillips... 0 10 0
0 10 0 Miss Fitzsimmonds 1 9 0
100 Master Lewis Phillips 0 12 0
71. 78.
0 10 0

120 0 0

1 10 0
1 0 0

SCOTLAND.

Cavers, J. Douglas,
035 Esq..
020

(A.) 5 0 0
022 Edinburgh, H. B.
0 6.5
Dewar, Esq., for
the Native Teacher
James Duncan...... 10 00
082

Dr. Livingstone's
Meeting, less ex-
penses, 658. 6d. 4 36

Dunfermline.

320

Rev. A. McAuslane,
Public Meeting
Henry Inglis, Esq.. 10 00
Erskine Beveridge,

506

Esq.
Robt. Saunders, Esq. 100
Jas. Beveridge, Esq. 1 00
Mrs, Aitken ....
100

Less Expenses

20 0 110

036

Helensburgh. Independent Chapel. 1 37 Rev. J. Arthur. 0145 Collection by Depu tation

Paisley, Mr. Coates,
per Rev. W. Ellis
(P.)
Bible Class in con-
nection with the
Reformed P. C.,
Mr. J. Merrylees,
Teacher

100

0 12 Thurso, Collections
at Missionary
050
Prayer Meetings...

7 16 19

4 1

217, 28.
93 11 4
5 19

88 9 7

IRELAND.

Belfast, Edward,
Ellen, and Martha,
for the Ship

Further Contributions unavoidably postponed.

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AUSTRALIA.
Geelong Auxiliary,
per Mr. Ebenezer
Davies

10 0

400

0146

20

020

60 7 11

Contributions in aid of the Society will be thankfully received by Sir Culling Eardley Eardley, Bart. Treasurer, and Rev. Ebenezer Prout, at the Mission House, Blomfeld-street, Finsbury, London; by Mr. W. F. Watson, 52, Princes-street, Edinburgh; Robert Goodwin, Esq., 235, George-street, and Religious Institution Rooms, 12, South Hanover-street, Glasgow; and by Rev. John Hands, Society House, 32, Lower Abbey-street, Dublin. Post-Office Orders should be in favour of Rev. Ebenezer Prout, and payable at the General Post Office.

WILLIAM STEVENS, PRINTER, 37, BALL YARD, TEMPLE BAR.

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