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MR. CARGILL'S JOURNAL.
( Concluded from our Number for May, page 444.) SUNDAY, May 26th, 1839.-- This fore. we tacked about, and approached the noon Mr. Calvert preached to the British harbour. As we were going through the and American residents in Levuka. I passage, we saw many people running officiated in the afternoon. May the word about on the beach. I soon recognised of exhortation be abundantly blessed to Mrs. Cargill and Mr. Jaggar among these voluntary exiles from their native them. In a few minutes we were on the land ! In the evening we returned to beach, surrounded by our dear friends, our lodgings in the schooner.
and many of the members of the society, June 1st.--This forenoon I forwarded after an absence of thirty-seven days. I a letter to Mr. Cross by a canoe, which found my dear wife and family in good was going Rewa. We were informed, health. Mr. Calvert found that he had that the principal Priest of Levuka told been a father six days. We approached the Chief, that the god was angry be. the throne of grace, and presented our cause the Priest's auggona bowl had united tribute of gratitude to the Giver of been given away; and that he had raised every good and perfect gift, for his good. the strong and contrary wind, as a mani. ness to us and to our families. festation of his displeasure ; and that we During our absence the King and his could not have a favourable wind, until people had built a new dwelling-house we appeased the deity's wrath, by pre- for us ; our old one having been rendered senting a sacrifice or peace-offering. uninhabitable by two successive storms. This we supposed to be an artifice to They were just beginning to erect it procure property from us. The Chief, when we sailed to Rewa. Mrs. Cargill had however, seemed to rely with implicit to superintend the building of it during confidence on the truth of the Priest's my absence. It is incomparably the best declaration ; for he looked quite sur Mission-house that I have seen in the prised, when we informed him that we islands. It has five apartments, and is were not disposed to present a peace-offer. about fifty-eight feet long, and twenty ing. Instead of presenting a sacrifice, we feet broad. Most of the beams and the asked him to favour us with another tops of the posts are wrapped with red, bowl; but he would not listen to that black, and white cynet. I have not seen subject, and said they had no more of any of the Chiefs' houses, in the Friendly that kind.
Islands, which are nearly equal to it in 4th. In the afternoon I conversed with size or beauty. a Sandwich Islander about the pronouns The natives informed us that a canoe, and several other parts of speech in the which sailed from this to the Friendly language of the Sandwich Islands. There Islands several months ago, was wrecked is such a resemblance between it and the a few days ago on a reef near Mothe. other languages of the South Seas, as to Sunday, 9th.-At the native service show that they are of kindred origin. this morning, I discovered several
5th. This forenoon we weighed an- strangers in the chapel, and, upon inchor, and resolved, if possible, to proceed quiry, found that they had embraced to Lakemba. The wind was contrary, but Christianity during our absence. One of moderate, and the sea was not so rough them is a woman whom I had frequently as in former attempts to proceed on our exhorted to become a Christian. voyage. We made a little progress.
13th. This afternoon the people who 6th.This forenoon the wind became went to Tonga several months ago, and more favourable than it was yesterday. whose canoe was wrecked on a reef near We sailed toward home at the rate of Mothe, returned to Lakemba. We refour milęs an hour.
ceived letters from the brethren in Vavou 7th. In the morning the sky lowered, and Tongataboo. They inform us that and threatened a storm. The rain fell in Mr. Spinney and Mr. Lyth may be extorrents; but we still proceeded in our pected in Feejee by the first vessel that course to Lakemba. In the afternoon may come from the Friendly Isles. the rain ceased, the sky became clear, 15th.--For several months we have and the wind became very favourable. been annoyed by some malicious and illTowards evening, Vanuavatu, a small disposed persons, who have come to the island near Lakemba, was seen from the Mission-premises during the night, and deck of the vessel, and about midnight stolen pots and other kitchen utensils. we were opposite the harbour of La- Last night they stole two tea-kettles. kemba.
Being resolved to put a stop, if possible, 8th. At break of day this morning to their depredations, we waited on the
King, to request him to prevent his peo- 17th.-About nine o'clock this mornple from stealing our property. We told ing the King's brother, with several other him that our love to him and to his peo. Chiefs from the principal settlement, ple was great ; and that our only wish in waited upon us, bringing with them a coming to and remaining in his domi. pot and several articles of wearing apnions, was to be useful to him and his parel; and, to our great surprise and repeople in making known to them the gret, presented us with the ends of four commands of the true God, that they little fingers which they had caused to might be blessed in time and eternity be cut off as a punishment to the thieves. We reminded him of his promise to pro
We thanked them for their efforts to tect our persons and property ; and told recover the stolen property, and to prehim that it was his duty to prevent a vent the recurrence of similar offences ; repetition of such robberies as had been but expressed our regret that the culprits' practised upon us by his people. The fingers had been cut off. The King's King replied, “I am ashamed because of brother replied, “ That is one of the the covetousness and dishonesty of my ways in which we punish criminals; and people : they have acted very unbecom. we hope you will be of a good mind, ingly. But be of a good mind, until I that we may live together in peace." search for the stolen property, and restore We sincerely hope that the King's vigor. it to you ; and if the identical articles ous effort to detect the thieves, and recannot be found, I will cause a recome cover the articles stolen, will effectually pence to be made for them.” We prevent a repetition of such grievances. thanked him, and returned home.
Wesleyan Mission-House, 77, Hatton-Garden, London,
August 20th, 1840, ARRIVAL OF MISSIONARIES. South-Sea MISSIONS.—The Rev. Messrs. Sweetman, Gaud, Innes, and Webb, and their families, who sailed from London in October last, reached Sydney in New South Wales on the 24th of February, after a long but pleasant passage of one hundred and forty-five days. Mr. Sweetman says,
“We went ashore immediately on our tified by these Meetings, and the presence arrival, and found it a high day with our of our brethren. friends here. The brethren from the “Mr. Innes leaves for Hunter's-river interior had come to be present at the in a few days; and Messrs. Gaud and ceremony of laying the foundation-stone Webb, (the latter on his way to the of a large and beautiful chapel, and Friendly Islands,) for Van Diemen's to attend the Annual Missionary Meet Land, as soon as possible.” ing in the evening. We were much gra
WEST INDIES.—The Rev. H. Padgham, who sailed for Demerara on the 17th of December, arrived at George-town in March.
The Rev. W. Ingram, who sailed for Nevis on the 12th of February, reached that island before the end of March.
The Rev. W. H. Hann arrived in Jamaica on the 13th of April, having sailed on the 4th of March.
DEATH OF THE REV. JOHN SPINNEY, AND OF MRS. DOVE.
RETURN OF MISSIONARIES. FRIENDLY ISLANDS.–From the announcement at page 355, in the April “ Notices," our readers will have expected the intelligence of the death of the Rev. John Spinney. The anticipations then expressed have been mournfully confirmed. He died at Sydney, whither he had removed for medical advice and the benefit of change of air, on February 10th last, testifying the power and grace and comfort of that
Gospel of salvation which he had been honoured to proclaim in the islands of the South Sea. “Blessed are the dead which die in the
shouted to pronoun in the Lord.” Mrs. Spinney, with her three infant children, has arrived in this country.
SIERRA LEONE.—On the 17th of August, the Rev. Thomas Edwards arrived from Sierra-Leone, having been obliged to return to his native land for the recovery of his health. He brings intelligence of the awful prevalence of yellow-fever in the colony; and we deeply regret to state, that Mrs. Dove, the wife of the Rev. Thomas Dove, is now to be numbered among the victims of that dreadful malady. Mrs. Dove died on June 7th, after five days' illness, in the peace and hope of the Gospel. Mrs. Dove was highly respected by all who knew her, and had been honoured by great usefulness among the females at SierraLeone, as well as at the stations on the Gambia, where they had previously resided. Mr. Edwards reports, that the Mission in SierraLeone is in a very prosperous state.
The Rev. Thomas Cryer, of Bangalore, James Walton and family, of the Antigua District, Richard Hornabrook and family, of the Demerara District, have arrived in this country, and have severally been appointed to Circuits by the late Conference.
The widow of the late Rev. John Bell, jun., of Antigua, and child, have arrived in this country.
The Rev. H. B. Foster, of Jamaica, the Rev. W. Bennet, of NovaScotia, the Rev. Matthew Richey, of Upper Canada, have also arrived as temporary visiters. The Rev. Joseph Stinson, of Upper Canada, attended the recent Conference in Newcastle.
ASHANTEE MISSION. The General Committee of Review of the Wesleyan Missions recently assembled at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in connexion with the Annual Conference of the Wesleyan Methodists, have expressed their entire approval of the proposed expenditure in the commencement of a Mission to the kingdom of Ashantee, and the further extension of the Gold-Coast Mission, and have given their sanction to the special subscription for that purpose, which has been so happily commenced. The entire plan, as prepared by the General Committee, has been confirmed by the Conference. Four Missionaries have already been appointed for this Mission, and two more are to be selected with the least possible delay. By reference to the follwoing pages, it will be seen that very liberal contributions have already been received from several of the London Circuits, and from other quarters : we anticipate that the example will be followed at those places which may be visited by Mr. Freeman before his embarkation; and we hope that a special effort in behalf of this important object will be made at those more numerous places in Great Britain and Ireland which it may be impossible for him to visit. The Special Appeal in behalf of the Ashantee Mission is printed separately, in the form of a circular, and may be had, on applieation at the Mission-House, through the usual channels. Most earnestly do we again commend this undertaking to the liberal support of the friends of Missions, and to the especial care and blessing of Almighty God.
Contributions to the Wesleyan Missionary Society, received by the
Surrey; Isaac Wilcox, Esq., Thomas Hunter, Esq., and
.... 200 0 0
..................... 50 0 0
5 0 0
£ 8. d. Sevenoaks...... 12 10 7 Chelsea ......... 22 3 5 Hoxton ......... 10 6 8 Edmonton .. 2 0 Lambeth ...... 25 0 0 Spitalfields ... 29 16 0 Stratford ...... 6 0 3 City-road ...... 15 0 0 Wilderness-row 9 4 3 Peckham ..... 21 18 9 Vauxhall ...... 10 0 0 Peter-street ... 9 8 4 Deptford ...... 7 0 0 Hampstead ... 2 15 0 Leyton ........ 10 Islington ...... 17 19 11 Queen-street.. 30 0 King's-cross ... 15 0 0 Hinde-street. . 83 14 0 Ditto, Ladies . 28 10 0 Globe-road .. 10 16 8 Stanhope-street 7 0 0 Stoke-Newing
ton ............ 27 0 0 Hastings ...... 12 0 0 Croydon ...... 5 16 0 Walworth...... 14 2 9 Southwark ... 35 17 11 Albion-street. 4 19 0 Deverell-street. 53 2 7 Harrow and
Pinner ...... 10 0 0
CARLISLE DISTRICT. £ $. d.
£ s. d.
67 7 7
Huntingdon ... 20 00
Stamford ...... 30
borough...... 17 0 0
Luton ......... 700 0
137 0 0
Denby-Dale ... 20 0 0 ton ....... 30 0 0 Keighley ...... 14 4 4 Madeley ...... 50 00
Shipley ......... 10 0 0 Dudley ......... 109 4 9 Huddersfield . 39 0 0 Ludlow.........
0 0 Wednesbury .. 50 0 0
113 4 4
Driffield ....... 41 10
0 Bromsgrove. 6 5
Howden ...... 50
......... 80 0 0
Grimsby ...... 105 0 0
408 17 7 Plymouth...... 40 00
EDINBURGH DISTRICT. 53 90 Glasgow ... ... 47 10 5
ISLR OF MÀN DIST.. MACCLESFIELD DIST. OXFORD DISTRICT. £ s. d. £ $. d.
£ 8. d. Douglas .......105 0 0 Nantwich...... 40 00 Wantage....... 5 0 0 District ......... 37 0 0 Stafford ......... 30 0 0 Brackley, Ladies' Peel ............ 18 0 0 Northwich ... 20 00 Bazaar ...... 16 4 3
Newbury ...... 10 0 0 160 0 0
90 0 0 KENT DISTRICT.
31 4 3 LIVERPOOL DISTRICT. Deal ............ 5 0 0
PORTSMOUTH DISDistrict .......... 258 5 4 Rochester ...... 19 12 5
TRICT. Sandhurst ......
Chester......... 45 0 7 0 0
Salisbury ...... 52 0 0
Southampton 13 0 0
303 5 4 31 125
Poole............ 30 0 0
95 00 0 0
York ............ 70 0
Easingwold ... 71 00 SHEFFIELD DISTRICT. Spilsby ......... 53 12 1
Selby............ 40 0 Louth 0
0 ......... 50 0
Bakewell ..... 12 16 6 Thirsk ......... 205 0 Horncastle ... 16
0 0 0
Barnsley ...... 55 0 0 Scarborough ...100 0 Boston ......... 35
0 0 0
Retford ......... 50 0 0 District. .......416 8 3 Rotherham ... 81 13 2 218 12 1
Bradwell ...... 20 0 0 902 3
8 LEEDS DISTRICT. NEWCASTLE-UPON
199 98 Pontefract...... 140 0 0
SOUTH WALES DISBarwick ...... 15 12 10 Durham ...... 20 00
TRICT. Wakefield .......295 0 0
North Shields 32 13 0 District ......... 10 10 0 West Leeds ... 30 0 0
Sunderland ... 23 00 St. David's ... 9 10 Thorner ...... 14 6 0
Alnwick ...... 47 11 0
19 11 0
Bath ............ 25 0 NORWICH AND LYNN
165 13 8
Frome ......... 17 00 DISTRICT.
WHITBY AND DAR. Melksham ... 14 0 0 Norwich ...... 5000
LINGTON DISTRICT. Holt ............ 40 0 0
0 Yarmouth..... 20 Darlington ... 16
56 00 0
1 8 Stockton ......206 16 5 NOTTINGHAM AND 110 0 0
Middlebam ... 20 19 0 DERBY DISTRICT.
Barnard-Castle 72 0 0 Newark......... 109 10 0 HIBERNIAN AUXILI District ......... 56 13 0 Leicester ...... 60 0 0
321 17 1
169 100 Special Contributions for the proposed Mission to Ashantee, and the extension of the Gold-Coast Mission.
£. $. d. Amount already published ........
890 15 2
57 15 9
50 0 0
2 0 0 E. N. Buxton, Esq... .........
10 10 0 George Heald, Esq., Garston-Lodge, by the Rev. Dr. Beaumont 10 0 0 Richard Josland, Esq., Mount-Weir
10 00 Tea-Meeting at Jersey ........
10 0.0 A Family Offering from Barnard Castle ..
10 0 0 James Veitch, Esq., Mount-Radford, near Exeter ............... 10 0 0 A Wesleyan, Alford .......
10 0 0