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I ought not to omit to mention that well instructions. The meeting was opened have just received here “An English and with prayer. Kealilahonui then made a Japanese, and Japanese and English Woo-so spirited iddross to them, contrasting, the cabulary, compiled from native works by superiority of their state under the ChrisW. M. Medhurst, Batavia; printed by Lith- || tian religion over their former ignorant and ography, 1830." Considering the circuit- || degraded situation; by adverting to the time stances, the book must be a rare pro- || when there was so wide a difference beduction, and though it bears the modest | tween chiefs and people, when it was death title of Vocabulary, the second part, i. e. for them to wear the same kind of clothes the Japanese and English. “contains nearly ||with the chiefs, while now they were inore seven thousand words, and might have been | nearly equal. He also enjoined upon them increased to dwable that number, had many || to give heed to the instructions of the misterms of Chinese origin been introduced, or |sionaries, since the missionaries were seekothers about which some doubt existed. || ing their good, &c. Kekauonohe then soThe Japanese language is alphabetic, “and lowed, also comparing the present happiness contains forty-eight letters, and is wo of the cowoon people with that when they in two different w something analogous || were obliged to fear and dread the chiefs; to the printed and written form of our own || when it was death if even the shadow of any characters.” The book makes 350 closely one happened by chance to be cast upon the printed pages." chiefs, it being a crime so great that nothing but death would atone for it: but now those who turned from their evil ways, and - - persevered in doing that which was lawsul received from Mr. Gutzlaff, the active Dutch and right, those, she said, should be conmissionary in Siam. Exercising his skill as sidered as their brethren, and hold an intiphysician while he performed his duties as a mate relation, with them; and with many other words she exhorted them to persevere in well doing.
| Feb. 7, 1829. About two o'clock P. M. | commenced one of the most severe thunder storins that I have witnessed at this place. It seemed almost as if the elements would Mr. Abeel, in pursuance of instructions for- |siolo. It continued for about two hours warded to him by the Prudential Committee, with the most vivid flashes of lightning and
embarked at Sincapore for Siam, in an Arabian || tremendous peals of thunder. In the ver ship, about the 20th of June, and arrived at Ban- midst of the storm, Keahiahonui and his cock, the principal place of Siamese commerce wife and some other chiefs came running - - ~. to our aid, fearing that our house would in July, Mr. Aheel was accompanied by Mr. blow over. They said they thought nothing Tomlin, an English missionary, and they carried of their own houses; their thoughts were with them large quantities of books for distribu- only for our safety. Many houses and tion. The visit of Mr. Abeel to Siam is prepar-bread-fruit trees were blown down. One atory to the establishment of a mission in that house . o o o o
- - cGilsukocol, ot, ho liarill into opened to an kingdom by the Board. which has been, for some one. Atter the shower ... the No. time, in contemplation. |sionary Packet was seen standing into the --- . and about eight o'clock we had the - pleasure of welcoining the brethren ChamSambusci) 3:startUs. herlain and Clark to our fire, which we EXTRACTS FROM THE JOURNAL OF MR. found very acceptable; thertuouneter at 58 G00 DRICH AT WALA K F.A., ox HAWAII. in the evening. Thunder storms are not - - very frequent here. The greater part genFriendly sittentions and Assistance receiced orally happen in the months of February, from the Rulers, March, and April; occasionally also at other
Dec. 22, 1828. We had the pleasure o seasons of the year.
In a letter dated June 15, 193], Mr. 13ridgman states the substance of a communication he had
minister of the gospel, Mr. G. had srce access to all classes of the people. He had come to the determination to take his life in his hand, and enter China, and in July had actually embarked for that country.
witnessing the arrival of Kekauonohe and 15. Sabbath. The king having arrived er husband Kealiiahonui. They have during the past week, desired me to request taken a bold and decided stand on the side || the people to be seated after the regular of virtue and religion. Their principal rea- || services were over, in order that he night son for coming here at this time, is to cheer || Speak his mind to them; which being done, our hearts and strengthen our hands in he made a short and appropriate address to opagating the gospel of peace among his subjects. . He enjoined upon them to or people. A few days after their arrival. give heed and observe the laws that were ... sent out word for all the people of established, prohibiting murder, theft, and Hilo to come together and hear what they adultery, and particularly to regard the inhad to say, on the d. appointed, 4.0% strictions of thomissionäries, as they taught **0 assembled together to receive their only who was,sor the good of the peopl. so woman on or " -pril 10. A seriousness has evidently issionary Herald for 1829, p. 193, commenced here. Numbers are inquiring
with a good degree of earnestness—we hopell she now knows to be no god. She says in answer to the prayers of the church, a || she once thought it to be a reality. The feeble band, and few in number; they hav- || people used to think that her power was ing set apart a day, for several successive irresistible, and trembled at her presence. weeks past, for humiliation, fasting, and | They used to pray to her, and also to Pele rayer. While we are speaking, the Most to take care of her, that thereby she might o seems abundantly ready to grant our be propitious to them. They were required requests. to prostrate themselves when she p
o upon pain of death. But now, she takes into the harbor this day, and seeing the her place at the footstool of sovereign people collecting for public worship, he put mercy, anxiously inquiring, with hundreds up his helm and run down this side of the of others, the way of life. bay. A canoe was sent for him to come on shore, after which the schooner repaired o the opposite side of the bay to anchor. the districts of Isilo and Puna, of four days' conThe governor went directly to the meeting. tinuance, was completed on the 25th of Septemhouse, where we were assembled for our ber. Upwards of 6,000 people d meeting morning service. His repairing to church " ' " " """ people attende meeting was rather surprising to the people. as the “” the Sabbath preceding. A list of the schools usual manner for a chief is, in the first which were examined, is subjoined. place, to repair to the principal man of the place, and partake of a sumptuous feast.
An examination of the schools belonging to
them through the forbearance of God. He ! ol teachers. About 300 write quite a
- near us in order to partake in the worship quiry at home. of the Sabbath o enjoy other sanctuary privileges. Many say that they have obtained joyful hearts, so much so that they - - | cannot sleep at night. One and another
July 13. I have lately received informa-' come to us with the inquiry, Is it right to tion shat the chief priestess of Pele [the weep and shed tears: Sometimes, say they, oddess of volcanos] has left her residence our tears run down our cheeks while thinkin Hamakua to take up her abode here ling of God's goodness; sometimes at home, where she can enjoy the preaching of the at other times by the way, and when in the gospel. being fully convinced of her folly in house of prayer, and also in private devoofficiating as high priestess to that which was tions. They inquire, What can be the the most terrible of all their gods. When I meaning of the tears running so freely? have questioned her respecting her beliefin || Can it be right to weep so much? They their former terrible deity, her feelings seem freely own, that Paul's description of the to revolt at the idea of saying any thing ||vices of the heathen, in the first chapter of respecting her former belief in that which || Romans, is a correct delineation of their
High Priestess of Pele—Schools.
character, and say, How could he have known it so well: Our house has been thronged from morning till night, and from night till morning. We have frequently been called up at midnight to converse with those who are anxious, and then again at daylight; so that we have little or * time of our own. Our labors are numerous and much varied. We have public worship twice on the Sabbath. Mrs. G. has a large Sabbath school between meetings, and also a bible class in the afternoon. and she also meets a praying circle of females in the evening, and a school likewise in the week of about 30 scholars. The above, and the continued calls of the natives, occupy most of our time. Monday from two o'clock P. M. till nine in the evening, our house is thronged with natives who attend our meeting for religious inquiry. Wednesday afternoon we have a public lecture,
For the last five weeks our Heavenly Father has laid his hand heavenly upon us. He has visited us with such sickness as we have not had for nine years past. We have had eight cases of the bilions and four of the intermittent fever; generally two have been sick at the same time, and have been confined from six to eight days. Here was mercy mingled with the affliction, for had all been sick at the same time, some must have suffered. Only one case has been very severe and fatal; that of Mr. Vaill's daughter. She was sick only five days. By her death we have lost a very affectionate helper in our family, and the afflicted arents a beloved and affectionate child. She was dear to us all, and had her life been spared we believe she would have been a very useful member of our society, and an ornament in the church. Although laboring as a private individual in her father's family, still, she seemed to possess the feelings of a missionary. She took a lively interest in the concerns of the family and of the mission. Long shall we remeniher her laborious and faithful services, particularly for the last two years. As a daughter she was remarkably affectionate *nd dutiful. She united with the church in June 1828. Bot the Lord has been gracious to us
to that all the family enjoy comfortable health, for which we would be thankful.
Six ce. Mr. Thompson was driven from Hightower by the Georgia guard his family have resided principally at Brainerd, while he has spent his time, as far as his circumstances would permit, in visiting Cherokee families and preaching in their villages, in different parts of the uation. On these tours for preaching he has frequently visited Hightower, the scene of his former labors. It was stated at p. 253 of the last volume, in a letter of Miss Fuller, that the commander of the guard had threatened to seize the buildings at that station and convert them into barracks for the soldiers. This was actually done very shortly after. Since that time the buildings have been in possession of the guard, who refuse to give them up. On this subject, under date of September 29th, Mr. Thompson writes—
I have just returned from Hightower. It appears that the guard came to the missionhouse about three or four weeks ago, while the Cherokee man whose family occupied it was absent. The woman fled, and they took possession of the house. In the place where I left sweet potatoes, I found turnips sown. My fowls, too, if I am not misinformed, have fallen before the arms of the guard, and my swine are threatened to share the same fate. When Miss Fuller was removed, the furniture was left in two rooms an upper and a lower one. The lower room was fastened and no one could get into the upper one unless he passed through the former. But bolts and nails form not a sufficient security against the officers of the guard. The doors were opened and the furniture removed from the lower to the upper room. To this room when I arrived, any one who pleased had access, for the door was not fastened. Some little injury had been done to the furniture by reinoving it, yet I discovered no design to injure any thing in the house. In the presence of two witnesses I took an inventory of all the property left at the station, so that if any thing is injured it will be known, and may be ...' by law. The guard treated me with politeness while I was with them; but notwithstanding this, I could not leave then tili I had told them freely what I thought of their proceedings. Sergeant Brooks had the command, and I therefore addressed myself to him (the
- - - - - - - - witnesses being present) substantially as berlin gives the particulars relative to their jour
What orders have been given by Col. Sanford in regard to this station?
Answer. Ile designs to have a part of the guard stationed here for the present.
I then said, that I wished them to understand that he had no right so to do; that I claimed the right to dispose of the house and property there, as I might see fit. Although it was not my own property, yet it had been committed to my keeping by the society under whose direction I labored, and I therefore was determined to protect and defend it as if it were my own. I said further, that I did not give my consent for them to remain there a moment, and that I required them to leave the station without delay. I told him I designed to adopt pacific measures, to have recourse to civil authority; that I did not intend to excite the Indians as had been reported. Sørgeant Brooks replied, that he should not go at my order.
I could not feel that I had discharged my duty till I had thus asserted my right to the mission premises, and required the guard to leave them.
In another part of his letter Mr. Thompson states that the corn belonging to the station had been destroyed by the guard, and considerable damage done to fruit-trees.
It is scarcely possible to add any thing, by way of remark, to this statement of facts. It is so obvious a violation of law and equity, and an
outrage committed by a military force on private
rights, in time of peace, that it must be seen by every candid mind in its true character. The buildings at the station were erected and the small fields were inclosed and cultivated entirely at the expense of the Board. The station was established with the full consent of the Secretary of War and the Cherokees. The buildings and improvements on the land were the private propery of the Board, and were under the immediate control of their missionary. Even if the Cherokee nation were a part of the state, of Georgia, the constitution of the United States protects private dwellings from such violation, when it declares that “no soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner.”
ney and visit.
I set out from Willstown on the 31st of October. On account of Mrs. Chamberlin's | health it was thought best that she should | accompany me. On our way to Haweis we stopped one night at the council ground at | Chatooga. The chiefs and people treated us with respect, and sent much love and many good wishes to the prisoners. I preached in the evening to a large congregation on the council ground. On the 3d of November we set out from Haweis, tak|ing with us Mrs. Butler and a daughter of | Dr. Butler by his former wife. We arrived at New Echita the same day. On our way | we were overtaken by a company of Cher. okces from the Valsey Towns. They had been to the council, and were now on their way home. One of them rode along with us for some distance after his company had taken another road. He made many inquiries about the prisoners, and seemed anxious to know how he could serve them. He said he would go home and take up a collection to enable them to purchase blankets and other necessaries. He then bid us farewell, after sending much love to his friends in prison, and galloped off through the woods to overtake his company. After driving some distance we were surprised to see the whole company in the road before us. They told us they wanted to do what they could now. They regretted that they could do but little; that their annuity had not been received, and they were obliged to return from council without their wages; but they thought they could spare a little, and still have money enough left to carry them home. They therefore gave us two dollars and twelve and a half cents, and wished us to carry it to the prisoners. e told them those brethren would be very much pleased to hear of the spirit they manifested, and be thankful for their donation. They replied, “They are under, no obligation to us. We ought to do it. They are suffering for us, and this is all that we can do for them. We will go home and exert ourselves to get more.”
Other facts which will be mentioned at the close of this letter will further show the sympathy which the Cherokees feel in sufferings of the imprisoned missionaries, and their readiness to
minister to their comfort.
• On the 4th Mrs. Worcester joined us, and we set out towards Georgia. We rode but fourteen miles the first day. The next day we rode to Philips', near the mission station at Hightower. After crossing the river Major Dawson found out who we were, and where we were going, and invited us to go back and put up at his house, But we chose to go on to No. Philips'. I told him that I should probably preach there the next day, it being the Sabbath. He urged me to preach at the station [Hightower]; and said he would send out and notify the people, and also send word to major Brooks to have the meeting-house in order. I consented, and on the Sabbath we all went over to the station. My congregation consisted of the Georgia guard, an enrolling agent, a number of intruders, my own company, and a few Cherokees. When we arrived at the station, we found it indeed fallen into the hands of the enemy. When, instead of a group of interesting children and warm-hearted Cherokees, we found ourselves surrounded by the relentless persecutors of our brethren, we felt like hanging our harps upon the willows, and sitting down to weep. But on reflection we scorned to weep, * we should cause these uncircumcised Philistines to rejoice. Remembering, however, that they had immortal souls I went in and preached to them on the nature and necessity of the new birth. We then returned to our lodgings, where we were treated with much kindness and reso by Mr. Philips and his family. On e Sth, we crossed the Chatahoochy into Georgia. Night overtook us five miles from Lawrenceville and we were obliged to §: up. We soon found that our Heavenly ather had directed us to a pious family, We had much interesting conversation with them, And the black man told me before we left that they were “all mighty glad we stopped with them.” We arrived at the walls of the penitentiary at two o'clock on the 12th. We drove up to major Cook's [the keeper.] made ourselves known, and requested permission to see the prisoners. He immediately walked with us to the great gate, where we entered and took our seats on some loose lumber inside of the wall. Mr. Worcester and Dr. Butler were soon called from their work, and came dressed in their coarse prison garments and sat down with us. They looked healthy and quite cheerful. . We conversed freely. The keeper was indeed present. After conversing awhile I left Mrs. Worcester and Mrs. Butler with the prisoners, and went out to seek lodgings. I then returned to the prison, where we stayed and conversed till near sunset, when we bid the !. good night, and retired to our arding-house, and they to their work. The next day, being the Sabbath, I went to Major 8. the i. keeper, and re
quested for Mrs. W. and Mrs. B. the privi
iege of spending the day in the penitentiary. || we arrived at
| find I should think was about is by 20 | feet. Mr. Worcester stood at one side of
the room with a small table before him and a chair in which he had been o Dr. Butler was sitting on the floor beside him. | The rest of the congregation were some sitting on their blankets where they had |siopt through the night, others standing, and others sitting, with Dr. B. by the side o the wall. All were clothed in their prison garments, and some had the addi|tion of a large iron ring round their ancle and handcuffs upon their wrists. There was about 30 in this apartment. Mr. W. would preach to those in another apartment in the afternoon. The meeting bell rung, and I reluctantly left my position at the iron grate. The two following days we went into the penitentiary and spent several hours at each time. We carried in blankets, books, and some articles of provision, all of which our imprisoned brethren were allowed to receive. Mrs. Worcester and Mrs. Butler took their husbands by the arm, and were led by them through the different workshops, and were shown the different occupations and curiosities of the place.
home we met with several friends.
spent the Sabbath at Lawrenceville where I preached twice. The last time in the court house where our brethren were tried and condemned. The congregation was uncommonly large for that place. We were very much gratified with the appeare people there. Wednesday 22d ew Echota. Thursday at