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Commodore Wilkes, his officers, and the consul, he published a law prohibiting his subjects from making and using intoxicating drinks. The evil by this means has in a good measure been arrested, and order and quiet nearly restored.
“ Still,” adds the writer, 6 we are not without our trials. Romanism has been and is still making considerable progress among us. Its priests are flocking in upon us from France, and are organizing a deadly opposition against us among the natives. By the most deceptive arts they are enticing to their embrace this simple people. Numbers who have long and perseveringly withstood the Word of God and continued in impenitence, are now flaming Papists, going about the country seeking proselytes, on the promise of health to the sick, and life and salvation to all, and denouncing us as blind deceivers of the blind. These prepare the way for the priest, who
baptizing all who apply, and urging those who do not, to come and receive the water of regeneration.”
In regard to grants of land in New Zealand, we have only to state that the government has nominally resumed all such tracts as were purchased from the natives, to be restored to settlers at a fixed price, and in quantities suited to their means of cultivation. The sum demanded by the public agent is very moderate, not being meant as a source of revenue, but simply as the means of promoting colonization, and of securing the comfort of immigrants.
ments in the Sandwich Islands
the Bounty mutineers, visited by referred to, 325. His candour
gives weight to his testimony,
prince to receive baptism, 107.
throne of Otaheite and Eimeo, 175. dana or Marquesas Isles, 190.
224. Gospel introduced by Wil heite in the Nautilus, 141.
Bligh, Lieutenant, appointed to the
command of the Bounty, 96. His
in the Sandwich Islands noticed, burial of the dead related by him,
ib. His second expedition, 100.
introduced, 194. Visited by Mr of the English, 322. Fate of this
of a missionary in this island, 197. Bolabola, missionaries from this
its labours in the South Sea Bolatoo, the imaginary paradise of
brides by, 280. His name given to
tion, 63. Similar tradition found in
scribed, 222. Visit of missionaries, Bread-fruit tree, desire to trans-
plant this remarkable tree led to
tion to the Polynesian Islands, 95.
Britain, New, one of the Solomon
Bvam Martin Island, notice of, 196.
the bodies of Tamehameha and his in, 48.
Eimeo, account of converts in this
island, 110. Pomare II. retires
hither, 154. Christianity intro-
island, 289. Description of na Printing begun, 162. Meeting held
in this island for the purpose of
mote Christian knowledge, 165.
of the mutineer of that name, ac island, 193.
Ellis, Mr, his conclusion as to the
of the world, 91. Its depressed nesia, 32, 33. Remarks on the tra-
sions referred to, 117. Arrival of
of the Marquesas Islands, 182-184. His statement as to the causes
several islands of the South Sea, 36. coming traders, 166. Character of
Pomare II. by this gentleman,
opinion regarding missions stated
by him, 314. Character of Riho-
pes, 25. Remarks on the devo count of the conversion of many
Fanah, a native Christian, intro-
Fatouiva, this island visited by Eu-
specting the massacre at New Zea- Fijee Islanders, costly sacrifices of
the, 72. Notice of this race, 264.
Particulars respecting the first mis-
sionaries related by him to Mari-
sion to power, 256. Prevents the
specting the mutineers of the Boun-
Franklin, Dr, scheme of this states.
Friendly or Tonga Islands, when Huntingdon, Countess of, her efforts
discovered, 242. Visited by Cook, to convey a knowledge of Christi-
Idolatry can only be extirpated by
the religion of the Cross, 93. Abol-
ished in the Society Isles, 159. De-
Infanticide, remarks on this practice
by whom, 131. Establishment of Ireland, New, notice of this island,
vision into classes, 28. Origin and
Distinction of caste among the
51. Religious notions in, 63. Mar-
riage ceremonies, 78. Christianity
heite, assists the missionaries, 138. duced, 170.
| Kahumanu, this princess as joint-
as missionary in the Marquesas Karaimoku acts as regent during
the minority of Kiaukiauli, 322.
on the death of his brother Tame-
King, high respect shown in Poly-
Cook's opinion of the natives, 281 nected with the inauguration of
the, 57. Revenues of the, 58.
of Cook's Islands, 219. Natives effected by missionaries, 113. De-
labour in this cluster, 236-240. » Rihoriho, or Tamehameha II.,317.
Ladrones, the discovery of these
islands, 291. Productions, 292.
ment agent at New Zealand, 365. or canoes, 294. Religion, ib.
observations on, 38.
country by Captain Wilson, 290.
gious knowledge displayed in this 146.
this place, 107.
progress of Christianity there of New Zealand, 417.
1 Louisiade, situation of this island