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CONTENTS OF VOL. III.
FROM PAGE 1 TO PAGE 33.
Establishment of new stations at Mahapu and Maeva-
Appearance of the lake and surrounding scenery-
Increased desire for books-Applications from the blind
-Account of Hiro an idolatrous priest-Methods of dis-
tributing books-Dangerous voyages-Motives influ-
encing to desire the scriptures-Character of the trans-
lation-Cause of delay in baptizing native converts-
General view of the ordinance-Baptism of the king-
Preparatory instructions-First baptism in Huahine-
Mode of applying the water-Introduction of Christian
names- -Baptism of infants-Views and feelings of the
FROM PAGE 34 TO PAGE 52.
Interesting state of the people-Extensive prevalence of a
severe epidemic-Former diseases in the islands com-
paratively few and mild-Priests the general physicians
-Native practice of physic-Its intimate connexion with
sorcery-Gods of the healing art-The tuabu, or broken
-back-Insanity-Native warm bath-Oculists-Sur-
gery-Setting a broken neck or back-The operation of
trepan Native remedies superseded by European
medicine-Need of a more abundant supply-Former
cruelty towards the sick-Parricide-Present treatment
of invalids-Death of Messrs. Tessier and Bicknell-
Dying charge to the people-Missionary responsibility.
FROM PAGE 53 TO PAGE 192.
General view of a Christian church-Uniformity of pro-
cedure in the different stations-Instructions from
England-Preparatory teaching-Distinct nature of a
Christian church-Qualifications and duties of com-
municants-The sacrament of the Lord's Supper-For-
mation of the first church of Christ in the Leeward
Islands-Administration of the ordinance-Substitute
for bread-Order of the service-Character, experience,
and peculiarities of the communicants-Buaiti-Manner
of admitting church members-Regard to the decla-
rations of scripture-Instances of the power of con-
science-Appointment of deacons-Improvement in
parental discipline-Great attention to religion.
FROM PAGE 193 TO PAGE 118.
Government of the South Sea Islands monarchical and
arbitrary-Intimately connected with idolatry-Differ-
ent ranks in society-Slavery-The proprietors of land
-The regal family-Sovereignty hereditary-Abdica-
tion of the father in favour of the son-Distinctions of
royalty-Modes of travelling-Sacredness of the king's
person-Homage of the people-Singular ceremonies
attending the inauguration of the king-Language of
the Tahitian court-The royal residences-Dress, &c.-
Sources of revenue-Tenure of land-Division of the
country-National councils-Forfeiture of possessions.
FROM PAGE 119 TO PAGE 145.
Power of the chiefs and proprietors of land-Banishment
and confiscation-The king's messenger-The niau, an
emblem of authority-Ancient usages in reference to
crime, &c.-Fatal effects of jealousy-Seizure of pro-
perty-Punishment of theft-Public works-Supplies
for the king-Despotic rapacity-Extortion of the king's
servants-Unorganized state of civil polity-Desire a
code of Christian laws--Advice and conduct of the
Missionaries-Preparation of the laws-Public enact-
ment by the king in a national assembly at Tahiti—
Capital punishments-Manner of conducting public
trials-Establishment of laws in Raiatea-Prepara-
tion of those for Huahine.
FROM PAGE 146 TO PAGE 174.
Pomare's proposed restrictions on barter rejected by the
chiefs of the Leeward Islands-Voyage to Eimeo--De-
parture for Tahiti-Danger during the night-Arrival
at Burder's Point-State of the settlement-Papeete-
Mount Hope-Interview with the king-The laws revised
-Approved by the queen-Arrival of the Hope from
England--Influence of letters, &c.-Return to Eimeo-
Embarkation for the Leeward Islands-A night at sea-
Appearance of the heavens-Astronomy of the natives-
Names of the stars-The Twins-Tradition of their origin
-Arrival in Huahine.
FROM PAGE 175 TO PAGE 214.
Promulgation of the new code of laws in Huahine-Lite-
ral translation of the laws on Murder-Theft-Trespass
- Stolen property-Lost property-Barter - Sabbath-
riage False accusation-Drunkenness-Dogs-Pigs-
Conspiracy- Confessions-Revenue for the king and
chiefs-Tatauing-Voyaging-Judges and magistrates—
Regulations for judges, and trial by jury-Messengers
or peace-officers-Manner of conducting public trials-
Character of the Huahinean code-Reasons for dissuading
from capital punishments-Omission of oaths-Remarks
on the different enactments-Subsequent amendments
and enactments relative to the fisheries-Land-marks-
Land rendered freehold property-First Tahitian par-
liament Regulations relating to seamen deserting
their vessels-Publicity of trials-Beneficial effects of
FROM PAGE 215 TO PAGE 247.
Visit from the Windward Islands-Opposition to the
moral restraints of Christianity-Tatauing prohibited
by the chiefs-Revival of the practice-Trial and pe-
nalty of the offenders-Rebellion against the laws and
government-Public assembly-Address of Taua-De-
parture of the chiefs and people from the encampment
of the king's son-Singularity of their dress and ap-
pearance-Interview between the rival parties--Return
of Hautia and the captives-Arrival of the deputation
at Tahiti-Account of Taaroarii-Encouraging circum-
stances connected with his early life-His marriage-
Profligate associates-Effects of bad example-Disor-
derly conduct-His illness-Attention of the chiefs and
people-Visits to his encampment-Last interview-
Death of Taaroarii-Funeral procession-Impressive
circumstances connected with his decease and interment
-His monument and epitaph-Notice of his father-
His widow and daughter-Institution of Christian
burial-Dying expressions of native converts.
FROM PAGE 248 TO PAGE 275.
Arrival of the deputation in Huahine-Death of Pomare-
Notice of his ancestry-Description of his person-His
mental character and habits-Perseverance and profi-
ciency in writing-His letter to England, &c.-Fac-
simile of his hand-writing-Translation of his letter on
the art of drawing-Estimation in which he was held
by the people-Pomare the first convert to Christianity-
His commendable endeavours to promote its extension
-Declension during the latter part cf his life-His
friendship to the Missionaries uniform-His aid im-
portant-Circumstances connected with his death--
Accession of his son Pomare III.-Coronation of the
infant king-Encouraging progress in learning-Early
death-Extensive use of letters among the islanders-
Writing on plantain-leaves-Value of writing-paper-
South Sea Academy-Trials peculiar to Mission families
among uncivilized nations-Advantages of sending
Missionary children to civilized countries.
FROM PAGE 276 TO PAGE 297.
Voyage to Borabora-Appearance of the settlement-
Description of the island- Geology — Opening of
the new place of worship--Visit of the Dauntless-
Arrival of the Mermaid-Designation of native Mis-
sionaries-Voyage to the Sandwich Islands-Interview
between the prince of Tahaa and the princess of Tahiti
-Marriage of Pomare and Aimata-Dress of the parties
and appearance of the attendants-Christian marriage
-Advantageous results - Female occupations -Em-
barkation for England-Visit to Fare-Improvement of
the settlement-Visit to Rurutu and Raivavai-Final
departure from the South Sea Islands.
FROM PAGE 298 TO PAGE 328.
Efforts of the natives to propagate Christianity-Amount
of early contributions-Effect of annual meetings-
Exertions of the first converts-Description of the Pau-
motus, or Dangerous Archipelago-Visits of the people
to Tahiti-Their reception of Christianity-The number
and situation of the Marquesas-Their appearance and
productions-Population, dress, and figure of the natives
-Tatauing-Disposition-Government-War and can-
nibalism-Attempts to introduce Christianity among
their inhabitants-Pitcairn's Island-Descendants of the
mutineers of the Bounty-Waihu or Easter Island-
Cape Horn-Juan Fernandez-Alexander Selkirk.
FROM PAGE 329 TO PAGE 362.
South-western borders of Polynesia-New Holland-
Tempest off the coast-Observations on the aborigines
mate-Forest scenery--Native flax-Population-Sa-
vage dispositions of the people-Cannibalism-Govern-
ment-Slavery-in New Zealand-in Rio Janeiro-
Cruel treatment of New Zealand slaves-Superstitions
-Instance of parental tenderness-Occurrences at New
Zealand-Tatauing-Sham fighting and war dances—
Influence of reports from Tahiti--Prospects of the Mis-