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25. Uhalii called again to converse with || did not hesitate between the world and us. He said, “The #. accompanies || Christ. She replied, with much animame to-day in my heart. . He was with me tion, “What are the things of the world? at night when on my bed, and with me | They are rotten. I want something that also in the morning.” He inquired the sendures, that I may not be ashamed.”. She meaning of that passage of scripture, “If || said, “Christ was the one that she loved God were your father, ye would love me.” || much, that it would not be good for her to He expressed great delight in the word of] defer trusting in him;’ and added, “I do God, and in Christ. Said, it was not him- || not love the things of the world; but canself, but the Spirit of God that was in him, not say that I shall not be entangled with that approved the word of God. He ap- || them, in the time of temptation—that is ared to have “strong consolation,” and ||with God.” trust, has “fled for refuge to lay hold on || May 19, 1 conversed with her again. the hope set before us.” I however remind- || She still appeared to feel an absorbing ined him of our Savior's words, “Not every ||terest in éternal things. Said, “I fear on One that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall || account of sin, my heart is heavy.” Why ontor into the kingdom of heaven, but he do you fear said I. With tears streaming that doeth, the will of my Father which is || from her eyes, she replied, “on account of in heaven. the old debt;” referring to past transgresJuly 19. He called on us again. Said, sions. Do you not know him whose blood “My heart is joyful, and therefore I wish to || “cleanseth #. all sin” With great enerconverse with you.” I inquired aster the gy she answered, “Here am T.” With cause of his joy. He replied, “It is on ac- || eager and fixed attention, she listened, count of the voice of Christ that came to || whilst I endeavored to shew her that the me on the wind.” What did the voice say? || blood of Christ was equally efficacious in said I. He answered, “He that believeth || cleansing from the guilt of past and of preon the Son of God hath everlasting life.” || sent transgressions. June 20th, Kunu came This passage, it appeared, had been sug- || again to converse with me. She appeared gested to his mind, and he had been mus- || to enjoy to some extent the consolations ing on it by the way, He seemed to be | of the gospel, though scarcely conscious of walking in the light of God's countenance, || it. Said, with her usual earnestness, “She Judging from his conduct and occasional ||ought very quickly to secure the salvation of conversations down to the present time, her soul, and that she wished to lie at the (Nov. 19th,) I trust the “candle of the feet of Jesus.” Her health seems to be deLord" still shines on his path. clining, but we trust she is preparing for a dpril 8, Kunu, an elderly woman, came, place at the feet of her Redeemer, in the apparently with intense interest, to inquire. monoios of glory. as she expressed it, about the salvation of || 25. Our kind friends, Simeon and Dethe soul. Lately, when but partially re- borah, returned to this station, after an abcovered from a severe illness, she came on 'sence of more than five months. the same errand, and with the same appar- Deborah informed us, that shortly after ent anxiety. At that time she was ouch || the laws prohibiting the sale of ardent gated; and wept like a child. Said “she spirits, riding on the Sabbath, gambling, did not think of the body, but the soul, the &c., were proclaimed at Honolulu, an Engfuture state of the soul.” She then listened lish merchant, who is a member of the with fixed attention while I endeavored to || church of England, came to Kaahumanu to point her to the great Physician, “who | persuade her to relax a little on some points; health the broken in heart, and bindeth || and among various, arguments, adduced up their wounds.” To-day she was not less with this view, he said, “'They do not proearnest, though less agitated. While I read ||hibit these things in England, or America.” to her in her own tongue, in the third || She replied, “We do not rule there. But “hapter of Romans, from the 21st to the these islands are ours, and we wish to obe oth verse, and a few similar passages, she the word of God.' The merchant then . seemed, with ardent joy, to drink “the sin- || “I don't know that there is any law against cere milk of the word.” Among the verses || riding on the Sabbath. Where is it?'" Kaaread, was the following: “He that believeth || humanu rejoined, “Yes; you do know there on him shall not be ashamed.” She imme- || is a law against it, “Remember the Sabliately added, “He shall not be ashamed at || bath day to keep it holy. 1 : the last day." 27. Kanihoa, a young married woman, As she professed to love the Savior, I || called to converse on the subject of relig*sked her if she did not think her love to ||ion. With deep emotion and streaming her husband was greater than her love to || eyes she said, “My heart admires the Christ: She said, “No, I love my husband |goodness of the Lord, in preserving my life for he is kind to me, and provides for my j I have, sinned greatly against "dy. But I love Christ on account of . God.” Wherein have you sinned? said I. Motion. Man cannot save me.” On the “In the things forbidden in his command. 44th, she came again to our house on the liments. And I used to pray to him insecret * important errand, and seemed to have ||with my mouth only; but latterly fear has *trembling hope. I asked her if her heart li seized me.” She said less, but evidently

felt more than most of those who converse with me on this subject. She sat weeping in silence a considerable time. I urged her to submit immediately to Christ. From the above date to June 20th, she came frequently to converse with me; (sometimes her husband came with her) always manifesting the same deep and at. fecting sense of her sinfulness. "... the latter date, I find the following notice of her. Kanihoa appears now to have got rid of her burden. She said, “l rejoice some days, but other days it is not so with me.’’ Having been asked whence she supposed her joy was derived, she replied, |. it is from the Lord.” She seems to have a pretty clear and consolatory view of the way of salvation, and is, I trust, walking in it with humility and fear. July 12. She called again. I inquired if she felt happy. She answered, “In the Lord is my joy.” Her deep emotions seemed now to have given place to those of a more calm and tranquil nature. She seemed to manisest much tenderness of conscience, combined with joy and peace in believing. June É). Called on Deborah, Found her seated under ranai, surrounded by almost twenty females, with portions of the scriptures in her hand. I inquired what they were doing. She modestly replied, “They are seeking the meaning of a passage which has just been read. She was endeavoring to teach them. She seems desirous to do good in every way that is racticable. And in our opinion it is not a ittle that she effects. For she is not only a person of warm heart and excellent judgment, but who possesses also a large share of natural energy. July 30, Naopuhi, the female mentioned December 31st, and Kanihoa, were this evening examined, with a view to their being propounded for admission to the church. The church members are present on such occasions. The former having been requested to give an account of her views and feelings, spoke as follows: “A few months since I was living in sin. My body erred, my heart and my spirit, alto: ther. Then I knew a little of the word 5f God; but I disbelieved, rejected, and hated it. I was admonished to turn and forsake my evil ways, but 1 would not hear. ..., when I saw how great my sins were, my heart trembled, and I was afraid. Once, when I was praying in a secret place, my heart felt great love to Christ.” She o more in a very interesting strain, but I cannot repeat it. From the time of those peculiar feelings, while engaged in secret prayer, she dates her conversion; and we trust she is not deceived. Such also is the opinion of some of our most intelligent professors of religion, whom we often consult concerning . character of persons to be propounded. She seems to put all her trust in Christ, and to rejoice in him though conscious of remaining sin.

Sept. 4. Last night about midnight, nine houses near us were consumed by fire, Providentially the sparks were not carried towards, but from the adjoining buildings, Otherwise probably one hundred would have been destroyed. Kaani, mentioned March 3d, was one of the sufferers. This morning he called on us. Said they saved nothing from the flames, not even their book, the scriptures. He was asleep when his house took fire, and awaked just in time to escape with a child in his aims. He said it made him think of the fire of the last day. Their houses being thatched with glass, and the atmosphere usually very dry, they burn like tinder. This poor man said nothing about the loss of his clothes, &c., but re. marked that he was sorry for the word of God. We were happy in being able to repair in a good measure his loss in this particular. 24. Kumamakolu, a middle aged female, called, and with streaming eyes read in the scripture catechism concerning Abraham's offering up his son Isaac. She could scarcely speak for weeping; and thought it was wonderful, that Abraham did not stject the divine command to sacrifice his son. She (and likewise a number of others, whose names I have not mentioned) has often manifested considerable feeling; but as I sealed it was not of the right kind, endeavored from the example of Abraham to shew her the nature of true faith. Oct. 8. Gideon, a member of the church, came to ask a few questions; one of which was whether the use of tobacco was for bidden in the word of God. I read to him in the first epistle to the Corinthians, 3 } and reinarked that if he could gloriff God by using it, in other words, if he were fully convinced that it was beneficial either to his soul, or his body, then he was at libery to use it. He concluded that abst:

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I have been refreshed this vacation by * trip to the Valley Towns, with the Re", Mr. Jones, a Baptist Missionary. He cano here one week before the school close", with the intention of my returning wi him. I most gladly accepted his proposals, and we left for the mountains the day to school closed. My mind needed just so fatigue, danger, and variety of scenery, * was found in a journey over mounia. rivers, and vallies. We reached o Martin's the first night, where we were tained by Mr. Jones illness one day. Ağı receiving no relief from medicine, Mo, Jones concluded to ride, in hopes to

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advantage from the water and air on the mountains. Though Mrs. Martin's hospitality would have detained us, I willingly consented to try to make our way twenty miles over the mountains, ere we could reach any thing like the abode of man. We followed a winding path on the side of a mountain, and I was only relieved at intervals, with anything like the appearance of a good road, from the most painful anticipations of danger. On the left, the mountain rose almost in perpendicular height. On the right, I shuddered as my eve measured the distance below—and a in: at the narrow pass for the horse, to my fears, nearly realized a headlong plunge down the precipice. Mr. Jones however moved calmly and quietly forward bidding me follow. I was unwilling to increase his o and burden, or make myself ridicuous by useless exclamations of danger; I therefore passed in comparative silence until we reached the summit of the broad mountain and found room to walk or ride safely, and I realised, if ever I did, that “in God we live, move, and have our being.” Mr. Jones, with truly Christian fortitude and meekness, struggled thiough the diffi§ulties of the first day, when he found relief, and we pursued the journey with safety and comfort until we reached the mission house.

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moral.

Had I Stewart's power of description, I would place the enchanting scenery of that delightful part of the nation before you. As it is, I will tell what I can of the people. They had been waiting with anxiety to learn from Mr. Jones what return the ... gation brought from Washington. When told that their rights could not be obtained -that no alternative remained to them as * nation but death or removal, they seemed not to hesitate saying, “It is death anyhow Twe may as well die here.” When told of o proposals of government, they say, ‘How can we trust them while they are breaking the most solemn treaties. Here *re our homes—our fire-sides—our cultiwated fields—our gardens of fruit.” A land which to them seems flowing with milk and honey. They look at their wives—their little ones—the tottering old men and Women. They cling to the graves of their fathers and say, “Let us die with them. If * leave this country, these hills and vallies, this mountain air, we shall sicken and die. What can we 'have in exchange?

*Thaps war on our arrival, or if we remain * few years in peace, and cultivate the land, again the white man will invade our oghts. Where can we find rest or prolection.” . The appointment for a fast was received o, the Valley Towns with much interest.

"have reason to hope, from the number

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present and the interest manifested, that the day was observed, in some degree, as a fast that God has chosen. Though meetings were held in many places in the Vallies, the people began to assemble at the mission house soon after sunrise, with all that apparent interest which a belief of the Bible encouraged them to expect from a proper keeping of a religious fast. hen Mr. Jones was instructing two native preachers respecting the design and nature of a fast, after mentioning some of the national sins, the interpreter spoke of slavery as a crying sin, and said, “If Provi. dence does not favor a nation, it cannot prosper. God cannot be pleased with slavery”. After some discussion respecting the expediency of setting slaves at liberty, he said, “I never heard tell of any hurt coming from doing right.” The people in this part of the nation have few slaves—are industrious and enterprising.

Knowledge of the Bible.

I was highly pleased with Mr. Jones' manner of giving instruction. It is delightful to hear the testimony which the people give to his instructions, by their frequent appeals to the Bible to decide whether con- . duct is right or wrong. Meetings are held in many places among the mountains on the Sabbath and in the week; and the people seem to know the God they worship. Four persons were baptised o I was there, and many more were waiting for examination for baptism. . Among the number baptised was an old man of ninety years. He walked twelve miles leaning on the staff of the aged man. When Mr. Jones asked, what made him think he was a sinner, he answered, “I saw that the preachers (meaning professors) did not live as the other Indians did. 1 then found out I was a sinner—I was distressed—when I heard that Jesus died to save sinners. I thought these preachers have found him that inakes them better.” It seemed he had accepted mercy as soon as the good news reached him. The circumstances and relation of this aged man carried more conviction to my mind of the divine origin of the Christian religion than volumes on the subject. A voice cried within, “The Lord, he is God.”

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South Carolina. A few cases of hopeful usual professions of friendship, that they
conversion have taken place, and several shall not be removed until the conditions
more are serious. Three have been admit- of the treaty are complied with, on the part
ted to church privileges, two whites and an of the government. Now, as they believe
old African, under very favorable hopes; that this can never be done, they therefore
and two whites have been received by cer-, rest satisfied they will stay where they are,
tificate. Four have been restored. Among || But I fear it is a vain hope. Of this,
these is the young man (a native) mentioned however, I presume you know more than
in a former communication, who had been | I do.
suspended for intemperance. His evidences I should not omit to mention the hopeful
of sincere repentance are very to: conversion of a native woman, the daugh.
He was restored at our last communion. ter of one of the principal chiefs. She
At my request he rose up in the midst of been inquiring, and at times deeply serious,
the large congregation, assembled on the | for several years. She now gives o:
Sabbath, and, addressing himself to the evidence of a change of heart. Her hus:
members of the church, confessed his wan- | band is a wealthy half-breed, and a consis.
dering, expressed a desire to return, and tent member of our church.
asked their forgiveness. He spoke at some
length. It was an affecting time. Many T - - - - -
were melted to tears. The congregations 3ritansas Cottokcts.
have been larger and more solemn and at-
tentive than usual. My labors have been || communication from Mr. washhtho,
as usual, except an additional meeting, DATED Dwight, MAy 18, 1832.
held occasionally about twenty miles off.
where several of our church members re- Religious Meetings at Dwight,
side. Here I have some encouragement to
labor. The old woman, at whose house I || This mission has presented many facts of un-
reach, is evidently serious and inquiring. common interest, for more than a year past, as
he "..."." '...}. the meeting will be seen by recurring to p. 220 of the last
very much, an are eviden y row 1 in in r * r
*:::: It is pleasant to seed ini so ... volume, p. 192 of the present year, &c.
the flock. - I returned on the 5th inst from an useful
But there are some things to discourage. tour amongst the Cherokees, Creeks, and
While we are rejoicing in the hopeful con- || Osages. shall in this communication
version of some to God, we are called to give you some account of our meeting with
mourn over the sad defections of others, of these Indians, and the prospect of spiritual
whom we had hoped better things. Six good among them. The first meeting was
are now under either public or private sus- held here. "It began Friday and continued
pension, and all give sorrowful evidence i till Sabbath evening. Mr. Dodge from
that they have never known the right way." Boudinot, Messrs. Vaill and Montgomer.
The most distressing of these is the case of from Union, Mr. Palmer from Fairfield, and
–, of whom you have doubt- || Mr. Newton from Forks of Illinois, were
less heard much. His praise has been in present, and all took part in the public eo
all the churches. He seemed to be a burn- || ercises of the meeting. A large congrego
ing and a shining light, and we had hoped |tion for this place were present. A prayer
was destined to do great good amongst his meeting was held each morning at sunro;
people. But our hopes are disappointed; The regular public exercises commenced at
and we are taught the folly of placing any || 10 o'clock, A. M. Two sermons were
confidence in an arm of flesh, or expecting | preached and interpreted in the foreno
anything from man. The whole number and two in the afternoon. About half of
of members now in good standing in the the prayers and singing were in the Chero.
church is 93, including those at, Martyn. kee language. In the evening a meeting
We would organise a church at that place || for prayer and exhortation was held. On
immediately, were it not for the precarious || the Sabbath the Lord's supper was admi.
situation of the Indians. For the present, istered. Before the meeting commen
we must remain as we are. In the course it was evident that many in our family and
of last winter, I formed a temperance so- || in the neighborhood around us, were inder
ciety among in ople. It now numbers || the influences of the Holy Spirit. This in:
$3 members. The chiefs of the nation are | deed has been the case for more than "
co-operating with us, by enacting laws to year. At the very opening of the meeting
prohibit the introduction of ardent spirits; there was a feeling in almost every heart
ince which there has been much less || that God was in the midst of us. Chri"
drinking than formerly. tians were more humble in their confession”
Since the decision of the Supreme Court, of sin, more deeply penetrated with a sense
the Chickasaws have thought themselves | of their unworthiness, and of the presen”
quite safe; and I am confident that not one | of a holy God, were more affected with the
in.ten has yet had any idea of removing, or || guilt and danger of sinners, and felt
that they would be removed. The presi-' stronger, desires for their salvation, on
dent has recently assured them, with his o with a simpler and a stronger fai

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on the divine promises. We trust they rayed in faith. Several, who before had indulged a trembling and doubting hope, were brought to a fuller submission to God, to a single and entire trust in Christ, and of course, to a clearer and more joyful hope. The awakened were brought to a clearer sense of their guilt and felt the duty of immediate repentance. Whether any, and if any, how many yielded their hearts to Christ, I cannot say. Of some, we hope they did. Those who came to the meeting careless could not avoid a solemn sense of the realities of religion, and we hope some such will indeed henceforward, “seek first the kingdom of God.” More than forty persons came to the anxious seats requesting the prayers of God's people. Of some of these we indulged hope previous to this meeting, and several more gave us reason to hope for them before its close. The day of judgment, alone will fully disclose the results of this meeting; but we doubt not its influence will be long felt in this nation.

JMeeting at the Forks of Illinois.

From Dwight, Mr. Dodge and myself accompanied Mr. Newton to Forks of Illinois. We spent one day in the neighborhood and on Bayon Menard, near cantonment Gibson. The day was devoted to family visiting. At sunrise we went to the house of one of the female members of our church, whose husband has been a long time serious. The family, with the servants und a few neighbors, who were o there, made up a little congregation. #". Was of and prayer was offered. he presence of the Holy Spirit was very obvious. Not a soul was indifferent. After two prayers and three exhortations, another mn was given out before a closing prayer. he hymn was “the successful resolve," beginning, “Come, humble sinner.” Before teading the hymn, it was proposed that every one present who did then make the resolution expressed in the hymn, should stand up while singing. The hymn was then read. When the reader came to the stanza beginning, “Perhaps he will admit my plea," the too. before alluded to, whose emotions during all the exercises had been very deep, arose, and when the ymn was sung, every soul present arose, and at the close every one dropped upon their knees, while one lead in prayer, expressive of our application to Christ as our only refuge, and of our determination to trust only in him. I trust every Christian did go to Jesus and surrender himself wholly to him. That anxious husband, we hope; was one of them. Since then his hope o, Christ has been constant, clear and joyul. Impressions were then made on overal that we trust will be permanent. hree other meetings were held in the *ourse of the day, similar to the preceding.

In all of them, there was deep and solemn feeling, and from that time a revival has been manifestly in progress in that neighborhood. Several of the full Cherokees have expressed a hope of salvation, and others are anxiously inquiring. Mr. Newton's prospects of usefulness are very encouraging. We spent the night on Bayon Menard with a hospitable family, with whom we had religious exercises, singing, exhortations and prayer. In the morning we rode to the garrison. At 10 o'clock a meeting was holden at that place. Most of the officers, with their ladies and all the privates who were off duty, attended. I have never witnessed a more respectful attention to the word of God. If the army were furnished with chaplains of the right character, there is reason to hope that great good might be done. If a healthful, moral influence could proceed from the military posts in the Indian country, these posts would become important auxiliaries to missionary efforts for the improvement of the aborigines. Such an influence, it is reasonable to expect, might be secured, if the army were supplied with pious, faithful and laborious chaplains.

.Meeting among the Creek Indians.

In the evening after the meeting at the garrison, all our party met at Dr. Weed's, in the Creek country. During the three following days, the last of which was the Sabbath, we held religious meetings among the Creeks. The meetings were i. in a grove, where a rude kind of pulpit had been erected, and logs placed in the form of a square served the congregation for seats. The number of persons collected, especially on the Sabbath, was very considerable. Great seriousness and good attention were manifested. The work of God's Spirit has steadily advanced during the last year. Nearly forty persons came forward to the anxious seats. The number of communicants on the Sabbath was about sixty. The religious prospects of the Creeks are very encouraging. A revival has been steadily in progress for more than two years, d there is no apparent abatement of the work at this time. They have, however, suffered for want of a resident missionary. The brethren of Union mission have done what they could, but this has, of necessity been #. in comparison with the wants of the people. In New England, where the people are all educated, have all much knowledge of Christian doctrines and duties, and are all supplied with Bibles and a great variety of religious books, it would be thought a very inadequate supply of ministerial instruction, if they were only visited once in two, three, or four weeks by a min. ister, and his labors at each visit to be onl to preach, two or three sermons. What then would be thought of their destitute state if they had no education, no knowl.

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