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Ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence, and give him no rest,
ISAIAH LXII. 6 & 7.
EDITED AND PUBLISHED ONCE A WEEK,
JOHN E. CALDWELL.
J. Seymour, printer.
Saturday, September 28, 1816.
MISSIONARY INTELLIGENCE. The following interesting information was enclosed in a letter from the Rev. J. A. Haldane of Edinburgh, to the Rev. Mr. Maclay, a Baptist Minister of this city.
“ A letter was received this day from Mr. W. P. Brook, dated Sidney, New South Wales, Nov. 2d, 1815, from which the following important information is extracted.
“ I have just received a packet from Otaheite, the contents of which are of the most satisfactory and delightful nature. If the question now be asked, Hath a nation changed their Gods ? I think before you receive this it may be answered, Yes. The Taheitan nation hath changed their false Gods for JEHOVAH the true God.
The majority of the people of Eimeo, near a thousand, have renounced idols and professed themselves the worshippers of the true God, and they are daily increasing. Brother Davies has six hundred and sixty in his school, whom he catechises and instructs; he is ready to sink under his labours. I long to be with him, as he and all his brethren say I may be immediately useful. Brother Scott was taken to his etemal rest in February last, leaving a young wife and two children. The brethren Davies and Nott, amidst their active labours, are frequently very ill, yet blessed be God the Gospel flourishes and gains ground rapidly. I am called upon for this letter, therefore must conclude, and have only time to add, that the triumphs of the Gospel in Eimeo will be considered as the inost glorious that have been witnessed for many ages---Priests publicly burning their Gods---Chiefs destroying their Morais---pulling down their sacred altars, and cooking their victuals with the materials---men and women eating together---and group
group Hocking to the Missionaries, and giving themselves to the Lord. The triumphs of the Gospel will be proclaimed through the world, and our Immanuel will be praised by thousands and tens of thousands for what he has done in Eimeo."
Extracts from the Report of the 22d General Meeting of
the (London) Missionary Society.
(Continued from page 395.)
STELLENBOSCH, (TWENTY-SIX MILES NORTH EAST FROM CAPE TOWN.) Ar Stellenbosch, Mr. Bakker continues to preach to the