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gin to prize the gospel, and to show, by provement in this respect. There was no their lives and conversation, that they have series of books in the language, in any experienced its benefits. Of the native department of science or literature, adaptschools already mentioned, one is situated ed' to conduct the opening minds of a in the Christian Village, and it is impor. people, before utterly uninstructed, up tant to state, that the improvement in it is from the lower to the higher gradations of greater than in any of the other schools. knowledge. The first object with the * All the children, (says the missionary in missionaries, in this department of their his journal for 1830,) make good advances, labours, was to prepare elementary books, but most in the Christian Village.” It may and to multiply copies, so that the ability be proper to add also, that some of the fa. to read intelligibly might become as exmilies are now able, from the profits of tensive as possible. Their next object was their labour, to provide more than the to translate the Scriptures, and thus put means necessary for the mere sustentation it within the power of the whole populaof life, viz. those of comfortable subsist. tion, who would take the trouble to learn, ence.
to read the word of God in their own lanWe cannot allow ourselves to conclude guage. But when these objects were acthis brief sketch of the mission at Cudda. complished, much still remained to be pah, without more distinctly noticing, and done. The work of educating the whole gratefully acknowledging, the great libe- nation was to be performed. The minds rality uniformly manifested by the more of the people must be nourished, strengthrespectable European residents at this ened, and taught to act. The fields of station, in aiding the operations of the mis. knowledge must be opened and the peosion, but particularly in the support of the ple encouraged to range through them. native schools in connexion with it, no To this task the teachers which had been part of the expense of which has fallen on employed were altogether incompetent. the Society.
Their own stock of knowledge was soon May it be the prayer of all the meinbers exhausted, and as they could teach the of the Society, that the Almighty, who has pupils little more than to spell and read, already conferred on this mission many and had no power to awaken deep and distinguished marks of his goodness, would continued interest, it was seriously feared be pleased to regard it, in future, with an that, without some new measures on their ege of favour, and to bestow upon it abun. part, the attention to the schools would dantly the blessings of his grace. As the be diminished and the progress of the city bears the name of MERCY, may the spi- people in knowledge would be checked. ritual results of each successive year of At the general meeting of the missionmissionary labour therein, still add to the aries at Honolulu in June, 1831, the folappropriateness of this original designa- lowing resolutions were adopted. tion. Contemplating the impression alrea. Resolved, That we consider the educady made, by the dissemination of Christian tion of the natives of these islands gene. truth on the population of this part of In- rally, and the preparation of some of thein dia, the missionary has been led to the in. in particular, for becoming teachers of ference, that things there cannot long con- religion, as holding a place of great imtinue in their present state! while some of portance in our missionary labours. the natives themselves express their ex. Resolved, That, though we consider pectation that great changes will shortly the present situation of this people as recome to pass, and even particularize the quiring all our efforts in the way herelosubversion of idolatry as one of them. fore directed; yet we believe this subject May this anticipation be realized, and the of sufficient importance to demand the whole earth be speedily filled with the glory exclusive time, attention, and labours of of the Lord! Amen and amen.
one of our number. 19th March, 1832.
Resolved, That, relying on the strength of the Great Head of the Church, we
agree to establish a High School, for the From the Missionary Herald for June. purposes abovementioned, and on a plan
hereafter to be submitted. SANDWICH ISLANDS.
Resolved, That the school go into operation as soon as suitable accommodations
for the principal and scholars shall be The incompetency of the 500 or 600 ready; and that we show a plan of the native teachers now employed in the school to the chiefs, and invite them to schools at the Sandwich Islands, and the co-operate with us. importance of training a supply of such The design of the school is thus stated. as possess higher qualifications, have long It is the design of the High School to been felt by the missionaries; but various instruct young men of piety and promis. difficulties have stood in the way of mak. ing talents, in order that they may become ing any systematick and thorough im. assistant teachers of religion, or follow
PLAN OF A HIGH SCHOOL FOR TEACHERS.
labourers with us in disseminating the they become proficients in any one branch gospel of Jesus Christ to their dying fel- to another of the next importance; and low men.
that next to arithmetick and geography, In connexion with the foregoing, it is should be composition in their own lanalso the design of this institution to dis. guage, and such other studies as the board .seminate sound knowledge throughout may direct. these islands, embracing literature and The study of the doctrines and duties the sciences, and whatever may tend contained in the word of God should be a eventually to elevate the whole mass of prominent study, never to be lost sight of. the people from their present ignorance; The year shall be divided into two ses. that they may become a thinking, en. sions, of five months each. The first to lightened and virtuous people.
begin with July of each year, and end °Another design of the High School is with November; the second to begin with to qualify native school teachers for their January and end with May. respective duties, to teach them, theoreti. At the close of each session there shall cally and practically, the best methods of be a publick examination of the scholars, communicating instruction to others. in presence of the directors, and such
The school is placed under the super- others as they may invite to attend. intendence of five directors, “ whose duty The length of time necessary for the it shall be to watch over the interests of students to attend the school will depend the school; to point out the course of in. on circumstances. It is to be hoped that struction to be pursued; and to make an they may be induced to attend until they annual report to the mission, of the state shall become competent to instruct, and and progress of the school;" who are also skilful in communicating instruction in to examine the school, the plan of in- such ways as may be beneficial to the struction, the progress and the qualifica. people at large. tions of such as seek admittance to it, It is designed that a piece of land shall and annually report on these several be connected with the institution, and points to the mission. Messrs. Richards, the manual labour system introduced as far Bingham, Thurston, and Whitney, were as practicable; that the scholars may not appointed directors, with Mr. Andrews, only support themselves, but be enabled who was also appointed the principal. to furnish their own stationary, and such Lahaina was fixed upon as the location of other articles as will be necessary in purthe school. After specifying the duties suing their studies. and powers of the principal, the statement proceeds—
LETTER FROM KAAHUMANU TO MR. EVARTS. Scholars and their Qualifications. The The following letter was written by number of scholars for the present year Kaahumanu in the Hawaiian language, in shall be limited to fifty, to be apportioned reply to one written her by Mr. Evarts in as follows:- Howaii, 18; Maui, 14; Oahu, December, 1830, shortly before the termi10; Kauai, 8; and liberty granted to the nation of his labours as Corresponding king to allend with five of his favourite Secretary. The writer, as the readers of
this work are aware, is the highest chief The number may be increased hereafter, in the islands, and has acted as regent provided facilities and ability shall increase during the minority of the king. She for instructing them.
was one of the earliest converts, and After the present year, that is, from among the first received to the mission June, 1832, the candidates for the privi church. The translation was made and leges of the school shall be examined and the explanatory clauses inserted by Mr. approved by two or more of the directors, Bingham. and none shall be admitted but with their
Oahu Sept. 11, 1831. approbation. Every scholar, after the abovemention
Love to you Mr. Evarts, the director of ed time, before entering the school, must missionaries, my first brother in Christ be able to read fluently and intelligibly in
Jesus. This is my thought for you and
my joy. I now abide by the voice of the his own language; must be able to write
Saviour, Jesus Christ, who hath redeem. a neat, plain, legible hand; and be acquaiuted with common arithmetick and ed me from death. I was dwelling in the the fundamental principles of geography. adorned in the glory and likeness of i
eyeball* of death, I was clothed and It shall be the duty of the scholars to attend regularly and faithfully upon all
death. When I heard the voice of Jesus, the duties assigned them by the principal.
Course of Study.--As school books are The word onohi may mean the ball, or so extremely limited, it is nearly impossi- the pupil of the eye, and it means also the blo at this time to lay out a course of stu- central or upper part of a flame of fire. dy: It is desirable, howover, that the The figure is not very clear in the present scholars should be put forward as fast as case, which is intended.
as it sounded in my ear, it was refreshing tätion to you all. Pray ye all to God for to my bosom, saying thus, " Come unto all the lands of dark hearts, and for the me all ye that labour and are heavy laden residue (unconverted] of all lands of en. and I will give you rest.” Again the lightened hearts, and for us also; and voice of him said, “ Whosoever is athirst thus will we, with our kindred here, all let him come and drink of the water of pray to God for the lands of dark hearts, life.” Therefore I arose and came and and for the residue [unconverted] of the prostrated myself beneath the shade of lands of enlightened hearts, and for you his feet, with my great trembling. There also. Thus shall we and you unitedly fore do I bear his yoke, with this thought call upon our common Lord, that the naconcerning myself, that I am not able to tions may in peace follow him, that his put forth strength adequate to carry his kingdom may be smooth and uninterrupted yoke, but of him is the ability, (to bear even to the ends of the earth; thai all it,] his aid to me by night and by day; men may turn to him without dissent, and there am I continually abiding by his praise his everlasting name. That is my righteousness [excellence or glory) and sentiment of love to you
all. his love to me. There do
set my love
Great love to thee; our bodies will not and my desire and the thoughts of my meet in this world, but our thoughts do heart, and there on Jesus do I leave my meet in this world, and hereafter will our soul; there shall my mouth and my tongue souls meet in the glory of the kingdom of give praise continually during the life our Lord Jesus Christ thy Saviour and which I now live, till entering into his mine. This ends my communication to everlasting glory. Such is this thought you. of mine for you.
From (or by] This is another thought of mine for you.
ELIZABETH KA AHUMANO. I praise (or admire) the kindness of our Lord Jesus Christ, in aiding us by several received from the missionaries at the
By a recent arrival letters have been new teachers for us. They have arrived. islands of a date as late as Nov. 27th, We have seen their eyes and their checks, more than two months later than any prewe have met with them in the presence of vious communications, God, and in our own presence also,* with praise to our common Lord for his preserving them on the ocean till they arrived here at Hawaii. Now we wait while they study the native language of Hawaii, Opening of the Troenty-Eighth Snniter. when that is clear to them, then they will
sary of the British and Foreign Bible sow in the fields the good seed of eternal
Society. salvation. Then my former brethren, On Wednesday, May the 2d, 1832, the with these more recent, and my brethren above Meeting was held at Exeter Hall, and my sisters of my own conntry, will the Right Hon. Lord Bexley in the chair. all of us together take up the desire of The Right Hon. Lord Bexley, Vice PreChrist, (or what Christ wills or wishes] sident, having been called to the chair, his on this cluster of islands, with prayer to Lordship thus addressed the Meeting him for his aid that the rough places may Ladies and gentlemen, in the absence of by him be made plain, by his power our noble and venerable President--whose through all these lands from Hawaii to infirmities must be a matter of deep regret Kauai.
to all here assembled, inasmuch as through I and he whom I have brought up have them alone he is not here in his place to indeed carried the word of our Lord take that chair which for so many years through from Hawaii to Kauai, with the he has filled, with so much benefit to this love of the heart towards God, was our Institution in particular, and to the comjourneying to proclaim to the people his mon cause of the Gospel-I have been love, and his word, and his law, and to again called upon to supply his place, so tell the people to obsorve them.
far as I am able. I need not say how in: Thus was our proclaiming, not accordo capable I feel myself now, as I always have ing to our own will, but according to the felt, for this task : but I look for the same will of God, did we undertake it. Such indulgence from your hands that has been is this thought of mine for you.
extended to me on former occasions. This is one more thought to make I cannot but think, that though our ve. known to you. Make known my love to nerable President is absent from us in perthe brethren in Christ, and to my beloved son, yet we have reason to be thankful sisters in Christ Jesus. This is my salu that we have still the benefit of his good
wishes and his counsels, and what is far * Probably their formal presentation to better, of his prayers at the throne of the chiefs is here meant, as in the pre- grace for our Society, to the success of ceding phrase a placo or time of worship which he has been so large a contributor. is intended.
I see in other respects also, great cause of Ch. Adv._Vol. X.
thankfulness and gratitude to the Giver Lord Teignmouth, and the Bishop of Winof all good. While some nations have chester. been afflicted, to a most distressing extent, by that dreadful pestilence which is
Portman Square, May 1, 1832. now abroad in the earth, and which has in My Dear Lordsome degree reached our own coasts, we I congratulate the members of the Brihave been greatly preserved from its fatal tish and Foreign Bible Society, on the occousequences: and it has reached us in so
currence of the Twenty-eighth Annivermitigated a form, that such an assembly sary, and on the success which has hitherto as that I now see before me bas not been attended its efforts for the circulation of prevented, by any necessary regulations the Holy Scriptures. of Government, or by any alarm of dan- In this success, whilst we recognize, gerous consequences to our own persons with adoring gratitude and devuut thanksfrom assembling for the promotion of the giving, the favour of a gracious God as Gospel. Had we been visited as other the only cause of it, we find the most ennations have been, we probably should couraging motives for an increased depen. have been prevented from meeting at all; dence on His support, and for perservance or we should have met under alarm and in the benevolent work in which we are apprehension, as to whetber we were not engaged. transgressing our duty, and tempting that These motives will acquire additional Providence to whose protection alone we force by the exhilarating hope which we look for preservation. In one other respect are authorized to indulge, that the Gospel I sce great reason for thankfulness in the of Jesus Christ has become the power of assembly I address: for when I recollect God to the salvation of many who never -and it is only for a moment that I turn would have possessed it without the aid of to that recollection-how different was Bible Societies. the scene exhibited at the last Meeting of But great as is the extent in which the Ibis Society, I cannot but feel it a matter Scriptures have been disseminated, there of great congratulation and thankfulness
are still many dark regions of the world in to see around me so numerous an assem- which the light of Revelation has never bly, peaceably and amicably assembled to yet shone; and even in countries where support the old constitution and the origi- Christianity is professed, the want of the nal plan of the Bible Society. I trust this Holy Scriptures imperiously demands onaharmony will continue among us; and I bated exertions to supply them. I rejoice trust that those whom I now address in the conviction that those exertions will will see no reason to regret their adho- never be remitted ; and that the same rence to our old constitution.
good and gracious God, who first inspired But, amidst these causes for congratula- the hearts of Christians to undertake the tion and thankfulness, undoubtedly we circulation of His Holy Word, will ever have many causes which call upon us for raise up instruments for the continuance diligence, for vigilance, for increased of it, until all nations of the earth shall see prayer, and for reliance on Divine Provi- the glory of the Lord. dence;-for diligence, that we may not I have only to add my devout supplicamiss those opportunities for doing good tion to Almighty God, that His blessing which a merciful Providence has been
may attend the proceedings of the Meetpleased to extend to us: for vigilance, that iug. we may not be betrayed into error, incon- I am, My Dear Lord, yours very sinsistency, or presumption: and for prayer, cerely, that we may be preserved amidst public
TEIGNNOUTH and private dangers; and that this Socie- The Rt. Hon. Lord Berley. Ly may flourish, through our instrumentality, in the sincere pursuit of the glory of Farnham Castle, April 25th, 1832. God and the benefit of mankind; that the My dear Lordcause of the Gospel may still be eminently I am sincerely sorry that it is not in my promoted by the Society; and, above all, power to obey your Lordship's summons that we may apply to our own hearts to meet the Vice-Presidents of the British those maxims of Divine truth which it is and Foreign Bible Society, on the 2d of the labour of the Society to diffuse a.mong May. mankind; and remember, that though the I'am thankful to say my health is Dom Kingdom of God by our means may be restored; but I have not yet recovered largely extended abroad, yet what all of us strength enough to make it rigbt for me must feel and know is above every thing to encounter the large parties and bours important to each of os, is, that the King of London; and I am strictly charged, by dom of God be established in our own my medical adviser, to abstain from them hearts.
this season, as much as possible. I am I will not detain you longer; but re- forbidden, for the same reason, to appear quost Mr. Brandram to read letters from
at any meetings at present; and this must be my excuse for my non-attendance at Indiana, 14; in Illinois, 9; in Mississippi, the approaching Anniversary.
3; in Louisiana, 2; in Missouri, 2; in May I request your Lordship, if it is Florida, 1; in Arkansas Territory. 1; in your intention to preside, to state this Michigan Territory, 2; in Lower Canada, apology for my absence, or to remit it to 1; in North Western Territory, 1. the Chairman of the meeting. I should not think it necessary to trouble you with
Fields of Labour. this explanation, except that I should be of these two hundred and fifty-six misgrieved if, in these days of partial defec- sionaries, a largo proportion are pastors or tion from the Society, my absence were stated supplies. 'A small number have to be attributed by a single member to been commissioned as itinerants for limit. any diminution of attachment, or altera- ed periods, with a special view to the col. tion of sentiments with respect to its con- lection and organization of new congregastitution.
tions and churches, and about twenty have I am, my dear Lord, your Lordship's been employed in special agencies for the very faithful servant,
Board. A majority of these agents bave
C. WINTON. volunteered their services, for short peThe Rt. Hon. Lord Teignmouth.
riods of time, and, by their efforts, the
auxiliaries and funds of the board have Lord Gambier likewise expressed, by been considerably increased. letter, his regret that the infirmities of age prevented his attendance.
Appointments and appropriations, and An abstract of the Report was then amount of labour performed. read by the Rev. Andrew Brandram, ono The number of Missionaries and Agents of the Secretaries. It stated, that during in commission, at the date of our last rethe last year, 193,655 Bibles, and 390,233 port, was 166; and the appointments since Testaments, (making a total of 583,888 made are 90, making a total of 256 lacopies,) were issued by the Society ; bourers who have been employed, in the being 112,959 more than in the preceding course of the last year. The ordinary apyear.
propriation to each Missionary, as hereto The amount received by the Society, fore, has been $100 a year. To some of from all sources, during the last year, was our Missionaries a smaller sum than this £81,735, 16s. 4d., being a sum less than has been appropriated; few have received that of the preceding year by £13,688, 58. more, and in no case have the Board ex: 11d.: but if the difference occasioned by pended more than $200 for the support of legacies received during the two years be one Missionary a year. 'The amount of deducted, it will be found that in the last labour actually performed by all our Misyear there has been an increase of £647, sionaries during the last year, is equal to 58. 4d.
154 years, and the average expense for The payments of the Society have each year's labour, including special agenamounted to £98,409, 10s. 9d.; and its cies, the expenses of the office, and the present engagemenls exceed the sum of publications of the Board, is about $100. £40,200.
The whole number of congregations and The Auxiliary and Branch Societies Missionary districts supplied, is estimated and Associations have continued their re- at 400. spective exertions; and upwards of 130
The Treasury. new societies have been added to those already existing
The receipts of the Board since our last report, including a small balance then on hand, have been $20,030 21. The expenditures during the same period have amounted to $19,001 03, leaving a ba
lance in the treasury of $1,029 18. There Abstract of the Sixteenth Annual Report the sum of $3,000, so that the treasury
is due the Treasurer for money borrowed, of the Board of Missions of the General is actually overdrawn to the amount of Assembly.
$1,970 82. In addition to this, the Board [The following list is inserted at longth are already under engagements to their in the Report.)
Missionaries for the coming year, to the The Missionaries and Agents above amount of more than $15,000. named have been locatod as follows: viz. in New York, 45; in New Jersey, 6; in
Auxiliaries and Subscriptions. Pennsylvania, 44; in Delaware,'2; in Of Sessional Auxiliaries, and Annual Maryland, 3; in Virginia, 17; in North Subscriptions to the Board, there has been Carolina, 17; in South Carolina, 3; in during the past year a gradual and encouGeorgia, 3; in Alabama, 4; in Ohio, 52; raging increase; but the number of the in Kentucky, 11; in Tennessee, 13; in former, and the amount of the latter, are