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ing meal. Calling upon some one to blow up the fire and make it blaze, and begging all to be silent, a senior member of the family would pray aloud as follows:
" "This light is for you, O king,* and gods superior and inferior! this light is for you all. Be propitious to this family: give life to all; and may your presence be prosperity. Let our children be blessed and multiplied. Re. more far from us fines and sickuesses. Regard our poverty; and send us food to eat, and cloth to keep us warm. Keep away from us sailing gods; lest they come and cause disease and death. Protect this family by
your presence; and may health and long life be given to us all.'
" Among the rubbish of Samoan superstition, there was much to prepare the heathen mind for the pure and holy doctrines which the Christian Missionary came to make known much calculated to facilitate his labours. To give thanks before meals, to unite in prayer, and to be qniet and orderly during religious services, did not seem at all strange or unnatural. Now, the evening meal is commenced by thanking the one living and true God for his goodness, and is generally followed by family worship, in conducting which, they praise God, read the Scriptures, and unite in prayer.”
" * The principal god of the family.”
MONDAY, MAY 19TH.
dresses by the Revs. J. SHERMAN, S. Mc All, Rev. J. J. FREEMAN presided. Addresses J. ROWLAND, A, TYLER, J. BODINGTON, J. by the Revs. J. SPENCE, W. ROBERTS, and Branch, and T. DAVIS. J. Morison.
Falcon SQUARE CHAPEL.
Rev. T. ADKINS presided. Addresses by
CRAVEN CHAPEL. RICHARDS.
Rev. T. BINNEY presided. Addresses by HANOVER CHAPEL, PECKHAM.
the Revs. J. Nunn, J. C. HARRISON, E. Rev. Dr. COLLYER presided. Addresses PROUT, and J. L. POORE. by the Revs. G. CLAYTON, J. BURNET, H. J. OLD GRAVEL-PIT CHAPEL, HOMERTON. GAMBLE, G. Rogers, J. S. PEARSALL, and Rev. Dr. ARCHER presided. Addresses H. ADDISCOTT.
by the Revs. J. DAVIES, W. CAMPBELL, A, TOTTENHAM Court CHAPEL.
BUZACOTT, E. STALLYBRASS, and G. THOMRev. R. FLETCHER presided. Addresses SON. by the Revs. J. WOODWARK, T. SMITH, J.
ECCLESTON CHAPEL, DALGLIESI, E. CORNWALL, and J. W. Richi. Rev. Dr. Harris presided. Addresses ARDSON.
by the Revs. J. Davis, J. KENNEDY, T. KixgSLAND CHAPEL.
GREENFIELD, Dr. HEWLETT, and S. MARTIN. Rev. J. Pridie presided. Addresses by
GREENWICH ROAD CHAPEL. the Revs. T. AVELING, J. JEFFERSON, and Rev. E. Jones presided. Addresses by the C. DUKES.
Revs. W. Lucy, G. VERRALL, G. Rose, G. ISLINGTON CHAPEL.
GOGERLY, S. NOBLE, and J. STEER. Rev. J. A. JAMES presided. Addresses
Sion CHAPEL. by the Revs. B. S. Hollis and H. ALLON. Rev. John ALEXANDER presided. SURREY CHAPEL.
STOCKWELL CHAPEL, Hon. and Rev. B. W. Noel presided. Ad- Rev. John KELLY presided.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. The thanks of the Directors are respectfully pre- Party, per Mrs. Philip-For a Case of Useful sented to the followin! :
and Fancy Articles. To Mrs. DicNeil and For Mrs. Lege's Female School. Hong-Kong. To Friends, Elgin ---For a Box of Cottons and Use
the Maberley Juvenile Missionary Working ful Articles.
Por Mrs. Young, Amoy. To Mrs. Luke and
Friends-For a Box of Useful and Ornamental
Commercial street Chapel, Northampton-For a
Box of Useful and Ornamental Articles. For Dr. Lockhart's Medical Mission. To Mrs.
Charles and other Ladies--For a Box of Useful
Articles. For the Trevandrum Mission. To Friends at Sher
borne-For Three Pounds for a Communion Service. To the Young Ladies of the Rey. J. Hyatt's Congregation, Gloucester--For some
Miss Blyth's establishment, Clarence House,
of Usefui and Fancy Articles. For Mrs. Lewis, Nagercoil. To the Ladies'
Missionary Working Association, Mayer's. -green
ing, &c. For Mrs. Porter, Cuddapah. To Mrs. Oughton,
Poplar-For a Parcel of Fancy Articles. For Mrs. Whitehouse, Nagercoil. For a Parcel of
Clothing and Useful Articles. For Rev. J. S. and Mrs. Wardlaw, Bellary. To the
Ladies of the Nottingham Missionary Working Party - for a Box of Useful and Fancy
Articies. For Rev. A. Corbold, Dewan. To Friends at Wal
lingford-For a Box of Useful Articles. For Fanny Pullen, in Mrs. Addis's School.
Mrs. Chick's Bible Class, Bristol-For a Box of
Mc Neil and Friensis in Elgin-For a Box of
of Useful Articles of Clothing.
John Ross and Friends, Woodbridge-For a
Ladies' School - For a Parcel of Clothing.
Hislop and Pupils, Ashtead Park, Epsom-For
a Box of Cl thing and Useful Articles. For Rev, G. Barker, Paarl. To Mrs. Barnes and
a few Friends at Saffron Walden-For a Box of
To Mr. S. McMillan and Friends,
Sunday School Children in connexion with the
connected with the Welsh Cougregational
Calicoes, and other Useful Articles.
Juvenile Missionary Society--For a Case of
Clothing and Useful Articles.
the Old Meeting, Norwich-For a Box of Use-
Clothing and Useful Articles.
Holloway-For 500 copies of the “Band of
Miss Beil-For a Parcel of Cloihing.
Two Boxes of School Materials.
Missionary Dorcas Society, Bath-For a Bundle
of Clothing For Rev. H. and Mrs. Nisbet, Savaii. To the
Ladies' Missionary Society in connexion with
For a Case of Clothing, &c.
the Coventry Missionary Clothing Society, For
Clothing and Useful Articles.
Gate Sabbath School Missionary Working Party,
Crescent Chapel Sunday School. Clapham-For
at Stranraer-For Three Boxes of Clothing,
Chapel, Ryde-For a Box of Clothing.
at Andover and Salisbury, per Miss Dowling-
Bundle of Clothing, &c.
Ladies in Kendal-For a valuable Bale of Use.
Dumfries-For a Box of Useful Articles.
Working Society in connexion with Union
and Useful Articles.
Sutton Ladies' Working Party-For a Parcel of
School Children in connexion with King Street
Chapel, Portsea-For a Box of Clothing, &c.
Mrs. Stenner and Friends, Dartmouth-For a
Books, for the Institution at Rarotonga. To tures.” To Mr. S. R. Whitty, Axminster-For a
Kennington; To Mrs. Smith, Brixton; To Miss
Torrington-square; To Mrs. E. Thom. Friends, Chester-For a Box and Parcel of son, Hammersinith; To Mr. J. Harvey; To Mr. Useful Articles.
Orchard, Chicester; To T. H.; To Miss Hall, To Mr. Alfred Bird, Birmingham-For a "Water Bromley ; To Mr. R. Claxton, Hoxton; To Mrs. Purifer" for the John Williams. To the Com Crewdson, Ardwick; To Mrs. J. R. Pimm, Deptmittee of the British and Foreign School Society ford; To J. Moore, Esg.; To Mr. and Miss Smith, For Various Cases of School Materials. To Mrs. Waltham, near Great Grimsby-For Volumes and Watson--For a Parcel of Clothing and Books. To Numbers of the Evangelical Magazines, Christian Mr. W. Syckelmore, Maidstone - For Two Hundred Witness, Christian Penny Magazines, Annual Copies of his Edition of " Todd's Teacher and Lec. Reports, and other Publications.
DEATH OF THE REV. ROBERT THOMSON. The mournful intelligence has just arrived of the death of the Rev. Robert Thomson, of Tahiti. Mr. T. left that Island in a vessel bound for Melbourne, in December last, in a very impaired state of health, and is reported to have died on the passage, on the 1st of the following month; but no particulars of the solemn event have been received.
ARRIVAL OF MISSIONARIES.
£ s. d.
Eccleston Chapel..... 12 ! o Fetter-lane .......... 9 14 10 New Broad-streel.... 12 7 8
16 17 9 Neur-court....
5 3 6
Finsbury Chapel..... 24 O 4 New Tottenham.cout 12 % 0
1900 Scotch Church, Re
Abnry Chapel.... 35 8 9. Greenwich, Tabernacle 11 4 3 Orendon-strert 10 11 1
Albany-road, Camberpent's--quare, Rev.
Hackney, St. Thomas'.
96 18 11 Dr. Hamilton ..... 21
6 5 6
50 0 " oid Grare! Pil.... 41 5 0 Plaistou
5 16 Surrey Chapel........147 0 g Albany Chapel, ReTubernacle .........
gent's Park. 1000" l'embury Grove... 1414 3 Park-street Chapel,
18 10 10 * Hampde.......... 1 13 0 Ereler Hall.......... 84 9
Camden Town...... 25 0
12 13 0 Finshury Chapel...... 22 4 1
11 16 2 Missionary Communion.
17 15 6 Sinn Chapel.......... 12 10 Claytund:Chapel.... 15 00“ Barnróury ......., 23 O 2 Straitford.
10 0 0 Orange-street.... 127 Claremont Chapel.... 17 5 10 Kensington
39 12 0 Tabernacle
19 9 2 6 Falcon-square.. 8 9 Craven Chapel, (in
Kingsland... 22 12 0 Tottenham-court-road 19 3 10 9 Surrey Chapel. 35 8 cluding 15 23
14 16 8 6 Islington Chapel...... 28 16 Thank Offering to Juberly Chapel.. 21 6 Union-street
7 00 4 Old lirarel PT
... 11 11
1900 Stockerell 13 1 60 the London Mis.
12 00 Kingsland sionary Society.... 53 7 3 Old Kenl-road... 900 Weighhouse.
61 7 6 Tottenham court... 900, Croydon
12 12 0 Mile End, B, unnock Whulefield Chapel.... 10 3 8 Hanoper Chapel, Peck
21 17 0 ham 18 2 6 Erld. 20 0 0 " New Tourn.......
5 0 0 Woolucich .......... Tretor Chapel, BrompEnfield Highway 0 18 2 " Lalimer Chapel.. 9 0 7 York-road.
31 ton ....... 19 8 * Esher-steel...
8 8 10 John-street JubileGreentrich ........... 5 18 8 Falcon-square... 28 01 streel...
9 3 10
9 16 6
DEPARTURE OF THE “JOHN WILLIAMS." The equipment of the Missionary Ship being now complete, arrangements have been made for her leaving the Port of London on Tuesday the 15th inst., to proceed on her third voyage to the Islands of the Pacific.