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Hopelessness of the Natives in their On his visit to Tiami, he says-
Loss of Relatives.

“ About six o'clock, while I was An affecting scene was witnessed by heard the loudest lamentations.

taking my breakfast, on a sudden I

On Mr. Marsden in the river Gambier :" As we passed along I observed a turning to the place from whence they


I observed several women crying Chief's wife making loud lamentations. aloud, with the blood streaming down On inquiring the cause of her deep dis

their countenances. On inquiry, I tress, she informed me, that, since our

learnt that the Chief's wife who had acpassing down the river, she had lost her two sons, and one child belonging

to the companied us, had buried a child not

long before ; and these women were village with them. The children had been sent, in a canoe, to gather çockles that account. They held all their faces

come to mourn and weep with her, on on a sand-bank in the river, which is dry together, mingled their blood with their at low water. The wind arose on the

tears, and cried aloud, cutting themflow of the tide, and carried away

the canoe, leaving the children on the bank; flint-stone. I was much shocked at the

selves, at the same time, with pieces of and when the tide arose, it swept

them all away. She added, that her husband if I was afraid ; I answered I was not

sight. TheChief came to me, and asked was also lately dead. She was a young afraid, but I was much grieved to see woman. Her mother was sitting beside them cut themselves in such a manner;. her, mourning and weeping with her. that this custom did not prevail in any They had cut themselves after their nation of Europe, and was a very bad manner, for the dead. I felt for her af

one. He replied that the New-Zealandfliction, and would gladly have relieved her distress. I had nothing to give her could not shew it sufficiently, without

ers loved their children very much ; and knife; with which

I presented her, and shedding their blood. I replied, to weep which she thankfully received."

was very good, but not to cut them

selves. This barbarous custom univerMr. Marsden writes afterward sally prevails among the natives of this “At day-break this morning, we heard island." the lamentations of the poor widow, on the summit of the hill, weeping for her

Motives and Encouragements. children. Her affliction of mind was “ The wants of these poor

heathens very heavy. She was left wholly to the have only to be made known to the feelings of pature, which appeared to be Christian world, and then they will be intolerable. The consolations of reli- relieved. Their country, which is now gion could not pour the oil of joy into only an uncultivated wilderness, will her wounded spirit

. She knew not then stand thick with corn; and the God; and evidently had no refuge to voice of joy and gladness will then bo fly to for relief. In the fullest sense of heard in these dreary regions of darkthe Apostle's meaning, she was without ness, superstition, cruelty, and sin!" hope, and without God in the world; Having assembled one Sunday, on and this is the situation of the whole of the beach, for public worship, as there her countrymen, when under affliction.

was no place for divine service suffiThey will sit for months, night and day, ciently large to hold the people, they mourning in a similar manner, for the were surrounded by natives, among loss of their dearest relatives. The whom were a number of Chiefs from blessings which Divine Reveļation com- different districts, sone even from the municates in the whole body of a nation river Thames. On this occasion, Mr. who are favoured with it, can never be Marsden writes, adequately estimated. The knowledge “It was very gratifying to our feelof the only true God spreads its genial ings, and afforded us a pleasing prosinfluences, from the king on his throne, pect, to be able to perforin the worship through all the different ranks of his of the true God in the open air, withsubjects, down to the condemned felon out any sensations of fear or danger, in his cel!.”

when surrounded by cannibals with

their spears stuck in the ground, and part of this state, the prospects of the their pattoo-pattoos and daggers con- Church are highly encouraging. Early cealed under their mats. We could in the summer, the corner stone of a not doubt but that the time was at new brick church was laid in Newhand, for gathering to the fold of Christ Preston; and, on the 4th of July, the this noble race of men, whose tempo- corner stone of another was laid in ral and spiritual wants are inconceiva- Salisbury. In addition to these, more bly great, and call loudly on the Chris- than $2,000 have already been subtian world for relief. Their misery is scribed towards erecting an Episcopal extreme. The prince of darkness, the house of worship in Canaan. It is god of this world, has full dominion pleasing to receive such pieces of inover both their bodies and souls. Under telligence as these. “O pray for the the influence of darkness and supersti- peace of Jerusalem : they shall prosper tion, many devote themselves to death; that love thee. Peace be within ihv and the Chiefs sacrifice their slaves as a walls, and plenteousness within thy satisfaction for the death of any of their palaces. For my brethren and comfriends—so great is the tyranny which panion's sake, I will wish thee prospeSatan exercises over this people !-a rity.” tyranny, from which nothing but the We extract a few paragraphs from Gospel can set them free."

the address delivered at the laying of On the last Sunday which Mr. Mars- the corner stone of the church in Shaden spent, on this occasion, in New- ron, on the 4th of July:Zealand (November 7, 1819) he ad- We have assembled, my brethren, ministered the Lord's Supper to the and Christian friends, to lay the corner settlers, and baptized nine children, stone of an edifice, to be expressly and born to them on the island. We quote religiously appropriated to the solemn his impressive remarks on this occasion: service of Almighty God. We are met

“I trust that the Divine Word and to supplicate the blessing of Heaven on ordinances will continue in this land our endeavours-to implore success of darkness to the end of time. I have from the Author of all things—the no doubt but that the Lord will pre- Giver of every good and perfect gift. pare for himself a people in New-Zea- The object in which we are engaged is land. He never fed any nation with most laudable. It is trusted that the manna from heaven, but the Israelites; holy temple about to be erected will be and as he has now sent the manna of sacredly appropriated to the pious dehis word among these heathens, we may sign of its founders--the pure safely infer that he will provide Israel- mnitive worship of the Almighty. îtes in this wilderness to feed upon it. « With the advancement of our His promises are sure; and known un- strength as a nation, and the progressive to him are all his works from the be- diffusion of light and knowledge, we ginning

look for a proportionate increase of No permanent mission could have edifices dedicated to the offices of relibeen established in New Zealand, or gion; in which men shall offer their in any other island in the South Seas, tribute of gratitude for the innumerable had not his over-ruling Providence led public and private blessings they enthe British nation to establish a colony joy, and yield the homage due from the in New South Wales. Through the dependent creature to the Sovereign medium of the British nation, he has Creator. now sent his Gospel to the


ends " While beauty and magnificence of the earth; and the Trumpet of the pervade the works of creation, to have Jubilee has been sounded from pole to the temple of God's residence mean pole.

and sordid, would reflect discredit on a

heathen community-much more on From the Churchman's Magazine, Sept. 1822. an enlightened and privileged Christian New Churches.

congregation. It was this sentiment We are able to give the pleasing in- that pervaded the breasts of the pious formation, that in the north-western patriarchs of old. They grieved to see

and prithemselves accommodated in splendid heart—that nerve the arm employed in mansions, while the King of kings the cause of religion--that lighten the dwelt“ within curtains.” It was this fatigues of labour, and cheer the hours feeling which prompted good king Da. of toil. vid to erect a suitable temple for the “ May the blessing of heaven, then, worship of the Supreme-which in- rest on your efforts in the present unspired his illustrious successor to “rise dertaking. May you go on and prosand build."

per. May uninterrupted success minis6 No reason can be assigned why ter to this your labour of love--your churches, erected to the honour of God, satisfaction will not be wanting on should not exhibit the elegancies of earth-your reward will not be want architecture. God is the fountain of ing in heaven." every thing great and noble. To him the cunning artificer owes his faculties of reason and contrivance, and the

The Church in Virginia. power of executing those noble edifices

Ar an early period the Church of which excite in the mind of the be, England was established by law. Notholder a sentiment of admiration at the withstanding the laudable efforts of the labour, and grandeur, and genius they colonists to procure a succession of able display. Let all the works of God, and faithful men by the endovyment of therefore, join in praising God. Let the a college for their education in the faculties he has bestowed on man be country, most of the clergy were Euemployed in advancing the glory of his ropeans. Of these, some were men of Maker. While we liberally expend high qualifications and most exemplary time and means in the adornment of zeal, and others were mere adventurers, our private mansions, let a portion of who sought admission into the Church our wealth be expended in adorning the as a decent way of making a living, Temple of the living God.

Their unworthy conduct brought reli“ Èven in a temporal view, you have gion into contempt, and the Church no reason to regret your religious un- into discredit. At the commencement dertaking. When this church, dedi- of the revolution the establishment was cated to the worship of the Redeemer, overthrown. At this time there was in shall have been completed, it will con- possession of the Church property to stitute an additional ornament to a

the value of nearly four hundred thout town already respectable. The appear- sand dollars, consisting of glebe lands ances of a yet more flourishing and and houses. In consequence of peti: increasing community will soon pre- tions presented from year to year sent themselves in this place. The to the Legislature by the Baptist Soark of God will be, as it were, in the ciety, an act was passed, in 1802, aumidst of you to bless you--your chil- thorizing the sale of this property. The dren will arise and call you blessed. money arising from this sale, which ai The memory of those who have come times even included the sacramental forth, and generously laid the founda- vessels, was appropriated not to purtion of this structure, will descend, with poses of moral and intellectual imthe most gratifying recollections, to p#ovement, but to the temporary dimi posterity. Those who come after us nution of the county and parish levies! will point out to the passing stranger The present situation of the Church the goodly edifices of this plain; and, in Virginia, and her delightful prospects, “ see what our fathers have done for are well known. May she soon gain, us,” will be the effusion of full and by purity and zeal, the ascendency grateful bosoms. Through the blessing which the secular arm once bestowed. of God on your well directed zeal, many I have before me a manuscript list of souls will be saved from destruction- the parishes and incumbents in Virgias the fruits of your pious labours, many nia, in 1775, from which it appears immortals will rejoice through a glori- there were, at that period, 95 parishes, ous eternity. These are the considera- 164 churches, and 91 clergymen.tions which animate the good man's One parish (Amherst) contained five

churches ; seven contained four; thir- have united in offering those encourageteen contained three ; and eighteen ments which will be most essential to contained two. The license of the its success. Rev. Hanwick Dunbar, incumbent of To render the site of the College and St. Stephen's parish, in King and its enclosure more complete, Charles Queen county, was dated A. D. 1625. Theophilus Metcalf, Esq. has transfer-Church Record.

red to the Society, in fee, a piece of ground adjoining to that which was ori

ginally granted by the supreme govern Church Missionary Society. ment; by which arrangement the instiStatutes of the Bishop's College, at tution will be furnished with every acCalcutta.

commodation which its most zealous The Bishop of Calcutta has pre- supporters can desire. pared a body of Statutes for the


The formation of a College Library ment of the College. They reached has involved the Society in a heavy England in the autumn, and were sub- charge; and they feel disposed to inmitted to the East-India Committee of vite their friends to contribute to this the Society.

After being well con- object, either by pecuniary donations, sidered, at repeated meetings, by the or presents of books. Committee, the Statutes were presented to the Board in January last, and have been since transmitted to the Bishop,

Central Bible and Prayer Booli with an invitation to his Lordship lo

Society. propose such further alterations as may

The second anniversary of the Bible seem to him expedient.

and Common Prayer Book Society of

the central part of the state of New State and Prospects of the College. York, (heretofore known by the name

An abstract of the Society's report of the Bible and Common Prayer Book will show the present state of the Col. Society of the Eastern Section of the lége, and the plans in contemplation. Western District,) was celebrated at

It is expected that the buildings will Christ Church, Cooperstown, on the be finished at the conclusion of the pre- 25th of September, 1822. Morning sent year; by which time, it is hoped, Prayer was conducted by the Rev. Luthat the plans of the Society will be in cius Smith, Rector of St. Peter's Church, active operation, by the admission of a Auburn; and a sermon adapted to the certain number of Students, and the ar- occasion delivered by the Rev. Henry rival in India of two English Mission- Anthon, Rector of Trinity Church, aries, in conformity with the express Utica. wish of the Bishop.

This society was formed at Manlius, Ten Theological Scholarships, and in July, 1820. In consequence of the ten Lay Scholarships, have been found- general distribution of the Bible by the ed by the Society, for native or Euro- laudable exertions of others, and the pean youths educated in the principles pressing demand for the Book of Comof Christianity; and the sum of £1,000 mon Prayer, the attention of the soper annum has been appropriated to ciety, since its commencement, has this special purpose. The ordinary age been turned to the distribution of that of admission is fourteen.

invaluable manual of devotion. Be The Society cannot fail to congratu- tween 6 and 700 copies have already late themselves, and the public, upon been distributed. the prospect which has been opened to It must be gratifying to every friend their views. Since the commencement of the Church to hear, that the zeat of their operations in India, no one un- manifested by our friends in the county favourable circumstance has occasione of Otsego equalled every expectation ed the slightest interruption to their un- which had been raised regarding them. dertaking : on the contrary, the public They came forward with a promptitude authorities, and individuals of the and engagedness worthy of all imitation. Tighest character and respectability, They contributed to the funds of the

society about $ 60; and it should be ob- ties in union with this society, to forne served, that this sum was advanced by themselves into associations to proa few individuals. It is confidently be mote its objects. lieved that every Churchman in the The next annual meeting of the ascounty will become a member of the sociation will be held at St. Paul's society. Although the operations of Church, Oxford, Chenango county, on this institution have necessarily been the 4th Wednesday of September, at 10 limited, still we trust that they have o'clock A. M. been so far useful that we may safely rely upon the patronage of every friend of the Church, and that we hazard Memoir of the Rev. Walter Cranston. nothing in saying, that however humable

In our number for August, page 255, in its beginning, it, is destined, if pro- we noticed the death of the Rev. Walter perly supported, to extend its cheering Cranston. The following memoir has and benign effects over every portion of since appeared in the Churchman's the Church within the sphere of its in- Magazine, and we readily transfer it to fuence.

our pages :

«On the 28th of July last, the The following persons were elected Rev. Walter Cranston, Rector of Christ officers for the year ensuing :

Church, in Savannah, was taken by The Hon. Morris S. Miller, Utica, death from a sphere of extensive useful President; the Rev. Lucius Smith, Au- ness, which, for several years, he had burn, ist Vice-President; the Rev. worthily occupied. He was born the Russell Wheeler, Butternuts, 2d Vice 12th of December, 1790, and became a President; the Hon. Nathan Williams, member of the University in CamUtica, Treasurer; the Rev. Henry An- bridge, Massachusetts, at the age of 16. thon, Utica, Secretary.

In what place the early years of his life Managers.-George B. Troup, Esq. were passed, the writer of this article is Roderick Matson, Esq. Abraham Grid- not intormed. But that they were inley, Esq. Cayuga; Jonas Earll, Esq. dustriously and virtuously employed, Azariah Smith, Esq. Nicholas P. Ran- there can be no doubt; for he appeared dall, Esq. Onondaga; the Hon. Thomas with an unblemished moral character, H. Hubbard, Leverett Baldwin, - and with literary attainments considera Hoffman, Madison; Montgomery Hunt, ably in advance of those required for Esq. Henry Green, Esq. Elon An- admission into College. drews, Oneida; General Jacob Morris, “At this time he commenced a course Ezra Williams, Esq. Levi Beardsly, of study, which he pursued for years Esq. Otsego; James Clapp, Esq. Tho- with exact method, and with unabated mas Kershaw, Esq. Noah Ely, Esq. industry. None of the exercises which Chenango; Charles W. Connor, Esq. belong to the course of studies adopted Francis A. Bloodgood, Esq.

in his College were neglected by him; Prescott, Esq. Tompkins.

but he chieħy delighted in philological

pursuits, and in these he principally exThe above counties at present com- celled. He was esteemed highly reprise the association. Every person be spectable among his classmates for his coming a subscriber for $ 5, to be paid attainments in every department of at the time of subscribing, or one dol- learning; but in Greek and Roman libar, payable annually, shall be a mem- terature he bore away the palm from ber of this society. The payment of all his competitors. Nor was he sur$ 5, or more, at the time of subscrib- passed by more than one of his associates ing, shall constitute a person a menaber in knowledge of the Hebrew. And being for life without further subscription. second to this one could not beesteem

On motion, it was resolved, before ed a mark of inferiority; for Samuel the society adjourned, that it be re- Harris had been drawn from the obscucommended to the members of the rity of a mechanical employment, by Episcopal Church, and such others as the discovery of his wonderful attainmay feel disposed in the different coun- ments in Oriental learning, which, witir

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