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then said, 'this is brother Gogerly, and that is tended Memoir of this amiable and distinbrother Warden.' I asked him if he had any guished Missionary. thing to say to them, he said — Not any thing particular, only that they abound more

DEATH OF THE BEV. MR, CHERRIER, OF and more in the work of the Lord.' Brother Warden asked him if he repented becoming Died, on the 29th of March, the Rev. Mr. a Missionary ? he replied, “No; but I repent that I have been such a bad one. We

Cherrior, many years pastor of an Independent

Church in Liverpool. Few ministers have told him that he had been made useful to

laboured with more consistent zeal, or with souls. "Yes,' he replied, that is a consolation, but I don't depend on my poor ser

more pleasing tokens of the Divine appro

bation than did this devoted servant of the vices for salvation. Mr. Warden wished

cross. His private intercourse with his friends to know what his views were respecting the conversion of the heathen. He replied, 'I

was extremely fascinating and will be long have no peculiar views on the subject, my

and pleasantly remembered by all who knew

him. opinion corresponds with the generality of God's people, that the heathen will be converted, that they shall be converted.' After DEATH OF MR. COOPER, CLASSICAL TUTOR this, we saw he was too weak to go on, and he closed his observations by saying—it is We deeply sympathize with the family of hard to reason when flesh and heart are fail- the Rev. W. Cooper of Dublin, under their ing.' It may be truly said of Mr. L., “that, very unexpected and truly painful bereavelike the sun, he looks larger at his setting.' ment. This interesting and highly promisOct. 22. This is Saturday, and Lawson is ing youth, who is now no more, had but just still alive ; but death is in his countenance. entered on his classical tutorship at Cheshunt He now knows none of us ; both his hearing College, when fatal disease overtook him, and his sight have failed. He is in fact dead and removed him, in a very few days, from to all of us; his speech is fast failing also, we

his scene of labour. are all prepared for the stroke. The flower at last has fallen, to bloom in the world of spirits! He now sings more sweet, more loud than he sang on earth, with the church

(Came to hand too late for insertion in its triumphant, and an innumerable company of proper place.) angels ;-be sings the song of Moses and The Thirtieth Anniversary of the Somerthe Lamb. It has been a blessed exit,—a

set Association is appointed to be held at the peaceful termination. He has had a hope Rev. T. Golding's chapel, at Fulwood, near blooming with immortality, which was as an Taunton, on Wednesday, the 31st of this anchor both sure and stedfast, entering within

month (May). The Rev. Mr. Lewis of the veil. All who witnessed his dying hours Glastonbury, to preach in the morning, and seemed to envy him his situation, and were

the Rev. J. Jukes of Yeovil in the evening. ready to exclaim, o death where is thy sting! O grave where is thy victory!' About ten o'clock it was evident that he was gasp- On Monday, Feb. 27, an extraordinary ing his last. We all then surrounded his meeting was held of the Members of the couch to watch the last breath. Now all Homerton College Society, at the King's was solemn,-all was still concern: grief Head, in the Poultry, when WILLIAM HALE, and tears were pictured on all our counte- Esq. was unanimously elected Treasurer of nances. Our brother was labouring to de- that Institution, in the room of JOSEPH part, he fetched one long breath, and I STONARD, Esq. deceased. tbought the struggle was over; but no: the It is generally known that the funds of appointed night had arrived, but not the ap- this Academy, the oldest in existence among pointed moment; he lingered yet longer, Protestant Dissenters, have been most seriwhile we wished the soul to take her flight. ously impaired by the expense of rebuilding The sand had almost run out, one long sigh, the College, which greatly exceeded the accompanied with a gentle scream, as if the amount of the subscriptions for that purpose; soul bad been snatched from the tabernacle, and by the defalcation of annual subscripterminated the life of this interesting cha- tions continually, arising from deaths and racter, who was equally as dear to you as to change of circumstances. The late Trea

On Sabbath evening, his remains were surer has bequeathed to the Institution Two conducted to the English burial ground, ac- Hundred Pounds. It is now, therefore, companied by an immense concourse of become an imperative and very serious duty friends. His pall-bearers were members of upon the friends of the Academy, to awaken the different Missionary Societies resident in their utmost exertions for the obtaining of Calcutta."

new subscriptions; otherwise, its means of We doubt not our Baptist brethren will usefulness must undergo a great and speedy gratify the religious public by a more ex- diminution,





MONDAY, 1.-Morning, at 11.--Meeting of “ The Wesleyan Missionary Society,” at City Road Chapel. J. Bat.

terworth, Esq. M. P. in the Chair. Noon.-Meeting of “ The London Female Penitentiary,” at the Crown and Anchor, Strand. Wm, Wil

berforce, Esq. in the Chair. Noon.-Meeting of “ The British and Foreign Seaman's Friend Society and Bethel Union,” at Willis's Rooms,

King-street. Admiral Lord Gambier in the Chair. Evening, at half past six.-Sermon for « The Church Missionary Society," at St. Bride's, Fleet-street, by

the Rev. Edward Cooper. TUESDAY, 2.-Morning, at 11.-Meeting of the same Society, at Free Masons' Hall. Admiral Lord Gambier

in the Chair. WEDNESDAY, 3.-Morning, at 11.--Meeting of “ The British and Foreign Bible Society," at Free Masons' Hall.

Lord Teignmouth in the Chair. Noon.--Sale of Ladies' Useful Work, for « The Moravian Missionary Society,” at 21, Berner’s-street. Evening, at half past Six.-Sermon for « The Prayer Book and Homily Society," at Christ-Church, Newgate.

street, by the Rev. C. S. Hawtrey, M.A. THURSDAY, 4.–Noon.--Meeting of the same Society, at the London Coffee-House, Ludgate-Hill. Right Hon.

Lord Bexley in the Chair. Evening, at half past Six.-Sermon for “ The London Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews," at

St. Paul's, Covent Garden, by the Rev. Hugh M'Neile, A.M. FRIDAY, 5.-Noon.—Meeting of the same Society, at Free Masons' Hall. Sir Thomas Baring, Bart., M.P. in

the Chair. Morning, at 11.--Sermon for “The Orphan Working School,” at the City Road Chapel, by the Rev. J.

Fletcher. Evening, at half past Six.-Sermon for « The London Association in aid of the Moravian Missions,” at St.

Clement Danes, Strand, by the Rev. Marmaduke Thompson, A.M.
SATURDAY, 6.-Noon.-Meeting of the “ London Hibernian Society, at Free Masons' Hall.
MONDAY, 8.-Noon.--Meeting of the “ Port of London Society," at the City of London Tavern. Admiral Lord

Gambier in the Chair.
Evening, at Six.-Meeting of the “ London Evangelical Society," at the City of London Taverr. Rev. Dr.

Collyer in the Chair.
Evening, at half past Six._Sermon for « The Continental Society," at St. Clement Danes, Strand, by the

Rev. Hugh M'Neill, A.M. TUESDAY, 9.-Morning, at Six.--Breakfast for « The Sunday School Union,” at the City of London Tavern.

Joseph Butterworth, Esq. M.P. in the Chair. Noon.--Meeting of the “ Naval and Military Bible Society,” at Free-masons' Hall, Morning, at half past Ten.-Sermon for « The Port of London Society,” on board the Floating Chapel, by the

Rev. Jenkin Thomas. Afternoon, at 3.-Sermon for the same Society, on board the Floating Chapel, by the Rev. Wm. Ellis. Evening, at Six.-Meeting of “ The Irish Evangelical Society," at the City of London Tavern. Thomas

Walker, Esq. in the Chair. Evening, at half past Six.--Sermon for « The Newfoundland School Society,” at St. Bride's, Fleet-street, by

the Rev. Edward Cooper. WEDNESDAY, 10.-Morning, at half past Ten.-Sale of Ladies' Useful Work, for « The India Female School

Society," at 32, Sackville-street, Piccadilly. Morning, at 11.-Sermon for « The Spanish and French Translations Society," at St. John's Chapel, Bedford

Row, by the Rev. D. Wilson, THURSDAY, 11.–Noon.-Sale of Ladies' Useful Work for the “ India Female School Society," 32, Sackville

Street. FRIDAY, 12.-Morning, at 6.-Breakfast of “ The Religious Tract Society," at the City of London Tavern.

in the Chair. SATURDAY, 13.-Morning, at 11.-Meeting of « The Protestant Society for the Protection of Religious Liberty," at the City of London Tavern.

in the Chair. MONDAY, 15.-Noon.--Meeting of « The British and Foreign School Society,” at Freemasons' Hall. H.R.H the

Duke of Sussex in the Chair,
Evening, at Half-past 6. Sermon for « The Home Missionary Society,” in Chapel Street, Suho, by the

Rev. J. Leifchild.
Evening, at Half-past 6.-Sermon for « The Continental Society," at Great Queen Street Chapel, by the

Rev. Joseph Fletcher.
TUESDAY, 16.--Evening, at 6.--Meeting of «The Home Missionary Society,» at Spa Fields Chapel. R. H.

Martin, Esq. in the Chair. Noon.--Meeting of “ The Newfoundland School Society,” at Free Masons' Hall. Admiral Lord Gambier

in the Chair. WEDNESDAY, 17.-Morning, at 11...

Sale of Ladies' Useful Work for « The Home Missionary Society,» Crowu and Anchor, Strand, Noon.-Meeting of « The Continental Society,” at Freemasons' Hall. Sir T. Baring, Bart. in the Chair, FRIDAY, 19.–Noon.-Meeting of “ The African Institution,” at Freemasons' Hall’H. R. H. the Duke of

Gloucester in the Chair. TUESDAY, 23d.-Noon.-Meeting of “ The Aged Pilgrims' Friend Society,» at John Street Chapel, Gray's

Inn Lane. Admiral Lord Gambier in the Chair. WEDNESDAY, 24.--Evening, at Half-past 6.-Rev. W. B. Collyer, D.D. L.L.D., &c. &c. &c. Trevor Chapel,

Anniversary, Brompton. SATURDAY, June 3.–Noon.-Meeting of « The Prison Discipline Society,» at Freemasons' Hall. H. R. H. the

Duke of Gloucester in the Chair.
WEDNESDAY, 21.-Morning, at 11.-Sermon for « The Baptist Missionary Society,» at Great Queen Street

Chapel, by the Rev. Eustace Carey.
Evening, at 6.-Sermon for the same Society, at Surrey Chapel, by the Rev. James Lister.
THURSDAY, 22.-Morning, at 11.-Meeting for the same Society, at Great Queen Street Chapel.

FOR MAY, 1826.


SUBSCRIPTIONS and Donations in aid of the Funds of this Society will be thankfully received by the Treasurer or Secretaries, at the Mission-House, Austin Friars, London; in Edinburgh, by Mr. Geo. Yule; and in Glasgow, by Mr. William M'Gavin,



The London Missionary Society.


MONDAY, MAY 8. Evening, Poultry Chapel. Rev. WILLIAM JAY, of Bath, to preach to the Members of Juvenile Auxiliary Missionary Societies.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10. Morning, Surrey Chapel.-Rev. ROBERT S. M'All, A. M. Macclesfield, to preach. Evening', Tabernacle.-Rev. David RUSSELL, of Dundee, Scotland, to preach.

THURSDAY, MAY 11. Morning:--The Members of the Society will hold their Public Meeting, when the Report of the Directors will be read, and the general Business of the Institution transacted, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Great Queen-street, Lincoln's-Inn Fields, William Alers Hankey, Esq. Treasurer, to take the Chair precisely at Ten o'clock.

The Platform will be appropriated to the Directors of the Society, both of Town and Country, and other Gentlemen who take part in the proceedings of the Meeting, under the direction of the Committee of Management. Tickets of admission to the Platform may be had, by Directors, on application at the Mission-House, Austin Friars.

The Children's Gallery will not be opened. Evening, Tottenham-court Road Chapel.Rev. John PHILIP, D.D. of Cape Town, to preach, instead of the Rev. JAMES SHERMAN, who is prevented by indisposition.

FRIDAY, MAY 12. Morning, Christ Church, Newgate-street.- Rev. THOMAS MORTIMER, A.M. Lecturer of St. Olave's, Southwark, and Afternoon Lecturer of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, to preach.

Evening.-The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be administered to those Members and Friends of the Society who are Stated Communicants, and who produce Tickets, which may be obtained by application to their respective Ministers, at SIoN CHAPEL.--Rev. Matthew Wilks....

to preside.
ORANGE-STREET CHAPEL.--Rev. Edward Parsons, Leeds
SILVER-STREET CHAPEL.-Rev. Rowland Hill, A. M......

TONBRIDGE CHAPEL.-Rev. John Griffin, Portsea The Morning Services to begin at Half-past Ten, and the Evening Services at Six o'clock.

The Directors of the Society, both of Town and Country, will meet at the Mission-House, Austin Friars, on Tuesday, the 9th of May, at Three o'clock in the Afternoon.

A Collection of Missionary Hymns, New Edition Enlarged, price Sixpence, may be had of the Publishers of this Magazine, and at the Doors of the Chapels.

SANDWICH ISLANDS. sixth of those who would attend if they could

find admittance. The last two Sabbaths QAHU.

the house bas been filled to overflowing Letter of the Rev. Hiram Bingham, Ame

an hour before the known regular hour

of service. Last Sabbath most of the chiefs rican Missionary, dated 13th September, 1825, addressed to the Secretary.

were excluded by the scholars, who had

gone in early to secure a place. The REV. AND DEAR SIR,

area of the enclosure about that end of Thoug# I had the pleasure of writing you, as

the house in which the pulpit is situated, recently as June last, some account of the and which is three times as large as the general prosperity of the mission, of the re- area within the house, was also crowded turn of Governor Boki, the agreeable recep

mostly by those who are organized in schools tion here and the honourable conduct of Lord under native teachers, partly by chiefs, and Byron, of his Majesty's frigate Blonde, I partly by people who have just began to atflatter myself that it would afford you some tend the preaching, and who came four miles pleasure to hear from us again, by the hand for that purpose: they sat on the ground, of one of my brethren, unworthy as I am of which had been overspread with rushes for your correspondence, which has afforded me the purpose, and arose and stood silent duno small gratification and encouragement ring the prayer. I think the estimation I deem it the more suitable that some of us would be within bounds to say there were at should write you somewhat frequently, be- least 700 souls within the house, and 2,000 cause I consider your honourable and bene- assembled without. I removed entirely the volent Missionary Society, of which you two sashes of the pulpit window, and endeahave long been a happy organ and agent, as voured to make all hear while I preached bearing an important part in the cause of Jesus and his great salvation. I addressed evangelizing this nation, and because the them in the morning from the king of Babyready pen of our beloved brother, Ellis, is lon's ascription of praise to the Most High, not now daily employed in making copious Dan. iv. 37.; and in the afternoon from communications to you from the islands, of Matt. xiv. 14.' “ Jesus went forth and saw a the continued progress of our work, as would great multitude, and was moved with comdoubtless have been the fact had not a mys- passion toward them, and he healed their terious Providence removed him from the sick." field. · How should we rejoice with him, and I have attempted to-day to get a register how would he rejoice with us, were we now

of the schools in this village, Honoruru, permitted to labour together as in time past, principally under the instruction of native and together to behold what the gracious teachers, of whom there are about 40: the Lord of the harvest appears to be about to do number of learners in the schools, as I have for this people. Othat the prayers of the taken them, amounts to 1851, exclusive of church might rise from every Christian land two or three schools which I have not yet as a cloud of sweet incense before the throne numbered. While passing through and of God, until he should grant their largest around the village in making the register, I desires respecting this land, and every other

was struck with the change in its aspect land as dreary and hopeless as this once was.

from what it has been : vot a native appearTheir prayers are doubtless heard in heaven, ed improperly employed, and so far as apand angels there rejoice in the progress of pears, games of chance, dancing, and every divine truth here, and in the very obvious sort of sport, and, to a great extent, drunkrepentance of stout-hearted sinners, who have enness seems to have given place to the been far from God, and without hope in the palapala. world. As evidence of some desirable pro- Females do not frequent the landing-place gress in the work, I might mention, besides at evening as formerly; and I am told this the fact that two have been admitted to the evening by Kaahumanu, who seems truly to church at Lahaina, and ten others from the have the spirit of a reformer, as well Karaidifferent islands have been propounded for moku, that females are no more to visit the admission, after some further instruction and sbips for unlawful purposes. If this point is trial, and three more have been, by Mr. Ely, gained in Honoruru, and that unlawful inat Kaavaroa, recommended to the fellowship tercourse be prohibited here, which has been of the church.—The house of worship at this in the eyes of this people, and of the world, place which was occupied by Mr. Ellis and a dreadful contradiction to the boasted moraourselves, when he was with us, and which lity and refinement of the happiest Christian was then sufficient to accommodate our con- nations on the globe; if this disgraceful gregation of between 600 or 700 hearers,* excess, and indecent and inexcusable irre. will not now accommodate more than one- gularity, can be corrected in Honoruru, we fourth of those who attend, nor perhaps one- shall not despair of seeing the happiest regų,

lations introduced into every district and * Occasionally a larger number assembled village of the Sandwich islands. I hope one in and about the house,

important step is taken to remove this evil,

though much remains to be done to com- Oct. 7. Since writing the above, å ship plete this part of the work, even of outward has touched here for refreshments, bound to reformation.

London, by which I hope to forward this; The very much impaired and precarious I will therefore add a few particulars relahealth of Karaimoku, our most efficient tive to facts that have occurred since my patron, who has recently undertaken to erect first date, and closely connected with several a large stone chapel, and on whom the cause points already noticed, and which I think of national reformation and prosperity seems

will not fail to be interesting to you, and so much to depend, gives us very great and others who feel with us a lively solicitude constantly increasing solicitude. Even now for the welfare of this nation, and the prosa rumour of war is whispered from Tauai, perity of this mission. and Governor Boki and his wife, and Kekua- Governor Boki bas returned successful naoa, whom you have seen in England, bave from Tauai, bringing away the ringleaders recently repaired to that island to correct the of the opposition, and leaving the island in disorder, and to bring away the commander qüiet, under the superintendence of Goverof the fort, who was placed there by Kata- nor Kaikioeva. He managed bis business laia, and wbo has given out some threats, well, and ascribes his protection and success and made some preparations to resist the to the power and blessing of Jehovah, to good old governor, Kaikioeva, who is most whom he offered a public prayer before he decidedly in favour of the young king, and demanded the arms of the opposing party, of the cause of the gospel. We hope, in the The fort, arms and ammunition were given counsels of divine wisdom and mercy, that up without resistance. More than 200 this slight alarm will speedily be hushed, and muskets, with cartridge boxes filled for that Karaimoku will be spared till he shall action, were brought in, which had been see the gospel, with its highest influence, distributed among the common people in the cordially embraced and firmly established in vicinity, as a preparation for a slaughter, every district throughout the islands.

We rejoice in the Almighty protection that We feel the need of more labourers, and has been vouchsafed in time of need, and we shall look with solicitude for the return of trust that protection will still be granted brother Ellis, and the arrival of his appointed while violence is threatened from another associate, the Rev. Mr. Pitman. We have quarter. now but one Missionary, with a native assist- The tabu prohibiting females from freant Missionary at Kaavaroa, one with a quenting the ships for unlawful purposes, is native assistant at Waiakea for all the eastern now so far established at this place, and at side of Hawaii, one on Maui, assisted by Lahaina and Kaavaroa, that the ships' crews

Taua and Pupuhi, two Tahitian converts. touching at these places are very angry and Rev. Mr. Stewart,* who has been absent very insolent, though a few shipmasters who, some months from Maui, expects to leave among many that have touched at the islands this place soon, to follow the homeward since our residence here, have honourably track of Mr. Chamberlain and Mr. Ellis, on distinguished themselves by laying their own account of the decline of Mrs. Stewart's tabu on their own ships. The chiefs are health, which we fear she has irrecoverably taking measures to resist the violence of sealost.

men at this place, and the house of the I greatly feel myself the need of the Missionary at Lahaina is placed under & strengthening hands and encouraging coun- strong guard of 30 or 40 natives, to protect sels of brother Ellis, as my particular asso- it by night from the insults of riotous Chrisciate in maintaining the public duties of tians from the ships. It is a shame to the this laborious and responsible station at Ho- Christian world that the natives of these hea.. noruru, To have such a man replaced then isles must now use their laws, their ad, among us, so ardently disposed, and so well monitions and entreaties, and their authority qualified as a preacher and translator of the and force, to restrain the unbridled passions scriptures, to promote the benevolent design of men who boast of their Christian birth of the kindred Societies now aiming at the and education, and their great advancement conversion of the isles of this ocean, would in morality and civilization, but whose excess be a felicity in which you, and we, and this and abomination in the Pacific, it would be people, now so eager for instruction, would unseemly to name in England or America, have occasion greatly to rejoice and give Karaimoku appears to be decidedly enpraise to God, who in these latter days is gaged in the good cause of reformation, and making his “ name great among the hea- will, we think, fill up his few remaining then," and causing “ the blessing of Abra- days well. He has commenced the building ham,” agreeable to the mercy proposed in of a large stone chapel ; but as it will proChrist, “ to rest on the Gentiles,”

bably be a year or two in building, and we

have been obliged to abandon the old • We have sincere pleasure in stating, that thatched house of worship, because it is too the Rev. Mr. Stewart, Mrs. Stewart, and fa- small to accommodate one-fifth part of mily, are arrived safe in this country.-ED. congregation, he has recently en

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