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the principles of July and faith, is not religion, is truly afflicting; and noeasily discouraged, and never despairs thing can so effectually, under the Her ardour and energy will quicken and blessing of God, remedy the evil, as kindle, in the struggle with difficulty: the practical application of the prinher strength will increase with exertion : her skill will be perfected by experience, ciples of this discourse. While free Confiding in the goodness of her motives, scope is given to the voluntary exerher end and her means, she will never re- tions of Christian Societies in this lax her endeavours to accomplish a task, great work, the state is bound to extions in trust for the benefit of mankind, tend to all her dependencies the blesmay seem to have been specially assigned, sings of our primitive order and wor. by the dispensations of Providence, to ship. The British possession in the this favoured country. The joint obliga West-Indies, the assemblages of Engtions of gratitude, of wisdom, of duty, lishmen scattered round the Mediterimperiously require our hearty concurrence to the apparent destination of lica. ranean, the Western and Southern ven: nor shall we escape an indelible stain Colonies of Africa, the Presidencies of national guilt and disgrace, if, indiffer- of Madras and Bombay, the Island of ent to the welfare of our fellow-creatures, Ceylon, the groups of the Eastern or insensible to the advantages which we Archipelago, with the growing emexperience from the diffusion of light, we refuse to communicate the blessing: if, pire of New-South-Wales-all these deaf to the gracious voice which invites demand the vigilant and affectionate us to exercise the noblest of privileges, exercises of the Episcopal Functions, we leave it to others to spread the truths the maintenance of devout Worship, of salvation to the ends of the world, and
and the faithful administration of the to hasten the rising of that glorious day, when the desert shall blossom as the rose,
word. (Isa. xxxv. 1.) the leopard shall lie down
The Right Reverend preacher has with the kid, (Isa. xi. 6.) and all the fama. forcibly urged the advantages which lies of the earth, renouncing their unnatu- must arise to every effort to proparal animosities, shall merge tlie distinc
gate the faith, should the parental tions of country and colour in their com. mon relation to the Saviour, who died for
care of the Church reclaim hy the the redemption of mankind.
divine blessing, her own children We have extracted the greater scattered throughout the world to a part of this Sermon, not only on ac- walk consistent with their Christian count of its intrinsic excellence, but profession. because we wish our readers to partake with us in the pleasure which
was held, as usual, in the Vestry we derive from witnessing the pledges Room of St. Mary-le-Bow, immedithus given, in the highest quarters, ately after the Sermon; when the of hearty co-operation in the diffusion report of proceedings was read, and of Christianity through the world. thanks voted to the Bishop of London The anxiety which the higher pastors for the Sermon preached by his Lordof the Church are beginning to feel ship. [Missionary Register. for the recovery and edification of her distant members, and which is strongly expressed both in the primary charge of the Bishop of Calcutta and
At an Ordination, held in Trinity in the present discourse of the Bishop Church, New-York, on the 230 day of of London, awakens in our minds a October last, by the Riglit Rev. Bishop lively hope, that the course, which Hobart, Mr. David Brown was admitted has been at length entered on, will
to the holy order of Deacons, and the Rev. be consistently pursued, until the vari. Samuel Johnson, Deacon, to the holy orous assemblages of our fellow-church- der of Priests. men throughout the world shall enjoy all the benefits of Christian wor
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TIIE ANNUAL MEETING
MEMOIR of MOWHEE, a Youth from head chief, and a man of considerable
New Zealand, who died at Pad- influence, on the south side of the dington, Dec. 28, 1816. By the Bay of Islands. Reo. Basil W00DD.
About the year 1806, one of the
natives had gone to Port-Jackson, in (From the Christian Guardian)
New-South Wales, and stayed there So far as I have been able to as- some time. On his return, he told certain particularly, this young man his countrymen “ what a fine place was born in the island of New-Zea. the English people had, and the wonland, about the
derful news of our Saviour dying for On Monday, Dec. 16, about twelve sinners and the world." He also days before his death, I had taken him persuaded many of the natives to wish to spend the evening with some friends. to send their children thither. We came home together, as I was Shortly after, two ships came into fearful of trusting him by himself, the harbour. The captains came on lest he should mistake his way. We shore; one of them to the spot where had some very pleasant conversation, Mowhee's family resided. By the in which he expressed himself greatly character Mowhee gave of him, he delighted and edified with the com- appears to have been a man of a very pany to which he had been admitted. friendly disposition, and of a religious I little thought that this would prove state of mind. He frequently conthe last time I should ever take him versed with Mowhee's father; and out with me.
endeavoured to impress on his conJust before we got out of the coach, science the value of his soul, the imI said, “ Mowhee, you can now write portance of eternity, and the leading a tolerably good hand. I wish you truths of the Christian religion. This would, at your leisure, write down kind attention so much gained the what particulars you can recollect of affections and confidence of the fayour history. I will keep it, to re- ther, that, when the ship was premember you, after you have departed paring to quit New Zealand, he for New Zealand."
earnestly entreated the captain to Accordingly, in the course of the take his son a voyage with him. week, he undertook this narrative; Mowhee was at this period about and had proceeded in it as far as his nine or ten years of age. He had return to his native island, at the close been a good deal with the captain „of 1814, when his unexpected death while on shore, and loved him as a prevented farther progress.
parent. He had also been frequently From this narrative, and from oc- on board the ship; and, as was per casional conversation, I have collect- fectly natural, was greatly delighted ed the following interesting facts : with the novelty of the scene, and and, so far as I am able, I shall insert the prospect of the voyage to a new the statement in his own plain and un- island. 'affected words. The history discloses Accordingly, when the day arrived an extraordinary series of the inter- for the sailing of the ship, the father positions of Divine Providence. and mother, and several natives, ac
Mowhee was a relation of Terra, a companied Mowbee on board. Here. Vo4. I
he found a native, with whom he was Mr. Drummond received him with acquainted, who had been to visit the great kindness; and assured him, English settlements, and was going that if he was disposed to reside with back again with the captain. He him, he should be treated like one of spake highly of the kindness of the his sons. captain, and of the English people ; Mr. Druinmond placed him at a and persuaded Mowhee to persevere day-school for near a year. Here he in his intention.
began to learn to read and write ; At this time the ships were sur- and from this period, as a token of rounded with canoes, which kept her regard, he took the name of Thomas company till she was withoutside the Drummond. heads of the Bay. About sun-set they Shortly after the whole family left the ships; and now a most me sailed for New South Wales. They lancholy farewell was taken of Mow- landed at Sidney; and, in February, hee by his parents. The mother, in 1812, removed to a farm, at a village particular, was quite overwhelmed in called Liverpool. an agony of grief. For a long time During this period, it appears that she refused to quit the ship ; and was, Mr. Drummond, and the Rev. Mr. at length, taken away by compulsion. G-, used to explain to Mowhee
This was the last time that Mow- the general principles of the Chrishèo and his parents ever saw one tian religion, the meaning of going another. Some months after, a fatal to church, the nature of the worship epidemic sickness was brought from due to Almighty God, and the rea distant part of the island. Num- demption of man by the death of the bers caught the infection and died; Lord Jesus Christ. Here, to use his and, among them, the affectionate pa- own words, he frequently was taught rents of our young friend. Mowhee that the Son of God came into the always spoke of his father as a man world to save sinners, and that who who had learned of the captain to sover believed on him should inherit worship the true God; and he trusted everlasting life. Mr. D. had adopted he should meet him again, to part 10 the pious and venerable custom of
having all his family and servants, In the evening, the captain called every Sunday evening, in his parlour. Mowhee, and the other native, whose He heard them read portions of the name was Hearry, into the cabin. Holy Scriptures, and then familiarly He spake kindly to them, and bade explained them, according to their them be assured of his friendship; capacities. and told Mowhee that he should in... Mowhee's ordinary employment future call him by the name of Tho- was in the farm; and much of his
time was occupied in taking care of During this evening, the wind be the sheep, and preventing their straygan to blow very hard, and the sea ing to lose themselves in the woods. was very tempestuous for a few days. · His mind, however, possessed too Mowbee was exceedingly terrified; much ardour and activity for this but his countryman quieted his fears, mode of life. He described it as a by assuring him that the storm would lonesome employment; and, in a few not long continue, and that, in a short months, he became completely weary time, they would see Norfolk Island. of it, and expressed to Mr. DrumAs soon as they arrived off that island, . mond his earnest desire to quit the a boat came on board, with a Mr. · farm, and gratify his curiosity in Drummond, who took Mowhee and : seeing more of the world. the other native on shore, to his own Just at this crisis, the Rev. Samuel house.
Marsden calling at Mr. Drummond's, The first object which engaged his Mohee's desire was communicated to attention and excited his astonish- him. He arranged an exchange, in ment, in this place, was the building consequence; and Mowhee was reof a brig, a sight to him entirely new. moved to Parramattar He was thus
the grave. .
placed under the protection of this Mr. Marsden left him in New Zeadistinguished Clergyman, and enjoy- land, intending that he should assist in ed the benefit of his prayers, exam
the improvement of his countrymen; ple, and daily instruction. About this as he had been much at Parramatta, period he was admitted to the Chris- and had become well acquainted with tian Church by the sacrament of Bap- English manners. Having, however, tism. He was also introduced to the heard much of England, and being acquaintance of another persevering possessed with an unbounded thirst labourer in the missionary cause, Mr. after knowledge, he obtained permisThomas Kendall.
sion of his friends to visit this favoured Mr. Kentall devoted much of his island. About August, 1815, he was time to the instruction of Mowhee; accordingly received on board the Jefand a friendship was formed from this ferson whaler, a ship bound to this period, which, we trust, will survive country. Having no money to pay
his passage, he came over 'in the Mowhee appeared to be a youth of capacity of a common sailor. The tender feelings. He never forgot Mr. voyage occupied about ten months ; Kendall's kind attention. Whenever and he arrived in the river Thames his name was mentioned, his eyes about the month of May, 1816. sparkled with tears of affection. The captain of the ship, feeling him
When the Active sailed the next self burdened with a foreigner from time to New Zealand, Nov. 19, 1814, a far distant island, without friends or with the Rev. Mr. Marsden, Mr. and support, and not knowing how to proMrs. Kendall, and others, Mowhee ac- vide for him, availed himself of the companied them. On Tuesday, Dec. circumstance of his having mentioned 27, 1814, the Active arrived at the Mr. Kendall as connected with the Timber District, on the south side of Church Missionary Society; and, unthe Bay of Islands, This was the der this impression, took Mowhee to district to which Mowhee belonged, the Society's House, in Salisburyand to the chief of which he was re- Square. lated.
His case was immediately laid beHis interview with his relation and fore the Committee; and received the countrymen, is thus described in Mr. unanimous opinion, that this friendless Marsden's letter; “ Terra was an old stranger should be taken under the man, apparently about seventy years protection of the Society, and providof age. I went, accompanied by ed for at its expense, till an opportuMessrs. Nicholas, Kendall, and King, nity should offer for his return to Newto visit him; and took with me a Zealand. As his friend, Mr. Kendall, young man (Mowhee,) about seven- had resided in my neighbourhood, it
age, who was a relation was also recommended by the Comof the chief, and who had been almost inittee, that he should be placed under nine years from New Zealand; the my eye and superintendence. Mow. latter part of which period he had hee was accordingly brought to my lived with me in Parramatta. He house on Monday evening, June 10, had also lived several years with a 1816. Mr. Drummond, at Norfold Island,
Our first attention was to procure who had been exceedingly kind to him board and lodging in a creditable him. When he landed on the beach, family, near the Edgeware Road, a I found Terra sitting with some of his few doors from one of the Charity chiefs and people. He received us
He received us Schools connected with Bentinck Chavery cordially, and wept much, and pel; the masters of which were reparticularly at the young man's re- quested to pay him every attention in ţurn; as did many more, and some their power, and to take care that he wept aloud.” Such was the strong was supplied with whatever was reanatural affection which marked the sonable and expedient, and to be parcharacter of the natives of New Zea- ticularly careful of his acquaintance. Tands
Having furnished him with suitable
apparel, I then sent him to a day-school This was our object; and, in & kept by Mr. Hazard, a pious and in- short time, the intelligent youth amtelligent man, in the adjoining street. ply repaid the expense and attention I desired that he might be instructed of the Society. in reading, writing, and the first rules
He discovered great tenderness of arithmetic; and that particular at- and humanity of mind, an ardent tention might be paid to his religious thirst for all useful knowledge, a perinstruction. I especially urged that fect readiness of compliance with the he should learn to repeat the admir- advice of his instructors, and a devout able summary of the divine law in the ambition to qualify himself to be useChurch Catechism, in order that he ful in his native country. He took might be thoroughly instructed in his great delight in attending the house duty to his God and to his neighbour ; of God, in hearing religious conversain humble hope that, through the di- tion, in reading profitable books, and vine blessing, he might be brought to in frequenting the schools. examine himself by the law of God
Occasionally, at the Sunday Schools, by that law might attain to the know- he undertook the instruction of a class ledge of his sins, be convinced of his of little boys, that he might learn fallen nature, feel the need in which how to teach the children in New. the stood of a Saviour, and, with Zealand. penitent and believing heart, might
He was particularly delighted one understand the design of the death of day, when I took him to visit Ben. the Lord Jesus Christ, and trust tinck Girls' School, with the praetical alone for pardon and acceptance to simplicity of Dr. Bell's system of the Lamb of God, who taketh away education; and he thought he unthe sin of the world.
derstood it sufficiently to attempt to I requested also that Mr. Amies, instruct upon that plan. one of the masters of the Bantinck During my annual residence at Schools, and another friend, Mr. Drayton Beauchamp, I was prevented Short, would bring him with them from paying him that attention which to attend the worship of God at Ben-. I earnestly wished; but I left him tinck Chapel, and see that he was under the care of friends, who, I present at the public catechising of trusted, were actuated by principles the schools at the afternoon service. of Christian duty, and would not be
I felt the cause of this young jnattentive to their charge. stranger, from a far distant land, pe- Immediately on my return, my culiarly interesting. It struck me as first object was to call on Mr. Ha. a golden opportunity, or, rather, aszard, and inquire how Mowhee was an opportunity more precious than going on. Mr. H. gave me a very gold, not to be lost ; that goed was satisfactory account of our young to be done to him now, or, perhaps, friend. I found that he had improved never; that in a few months we surprisingly, and that, under the must part to meet no more on earth; kind attention of his instructor, he and, therefore, that it was an imperi- had gained more information than I ous duty, the dictate of Christian had anticipated. He had acquired a charity, to afford him, in that com- knowledge of the first principles of pressed form which the shortness of drawing and perspective, had done Iris abode in this country demanded, several of the fast problems of Euall the general knowledge possible. clid, and had drawn various plans and Our earnest desire and prayer was, elevations for building of houses
. that when he returned to New Zea- He gave me specimens of all these, land, he might carry back with him selections of which I have presented a competent acquaintance with the to the Committee of the Church Misarts of civilization, the general prin. sionary Society. ciples of Christian morality, and the Conceiving, however, that a regu. sublime truths of the glorious Gospel lar report would be more satisfactory of the blessed God..
to his kind friends, I requested Mr.