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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 physie-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trepan Native remedies superseded by European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 92.
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 93 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-
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 t
moral restraints of Christianity-Tatauing prohibit
by the chiefs-Revival of the practice-Trial and
nalty of the offenders-Rebellion against the laws a
government-Public assembly-Address of 'Taua-D
parture of the chiefs and people from the encampme
of the king's son-Singularity of their dress and a
pearance-Interview between the rival parties-Retu
of Hautia and the captives-Arrival of the deputati
at Tahiti-Account of Taaroarii-Encouraging circu
stances connected with his early life-His marriage
Profligate associates-Effects of bad example-Dis
derly conduct-His illness-Attention of the chiefs a
people-Visits to his encampment-Last interview
Death of Taaroarii-Funeral procession-Impressi
circumstances connected with his decease and interme
-His monument and epitaph-Notice of his father
His widow and daughter-Institution of Christi
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-H
mental character and habits-Perseverance and pro
ciency in writing-His letter to England, &c.-F
simile of his hand-writing-Translation of his letter
the art of drawing-Estimation in which he was he
by the people-Pomare the first convert to Christianity
His commendable endeavours to promote its extensi
-Declension during the latter part cf his life-H
friendship to the Missionaries uniform-His aid i
portant-Circumstances connected with his death
Accession of his son Pomare III.-Coronation of t
infant king-Encouraging progress in learning-Ea
death-Extensive use of letters among the islanders
Writing on plantain-leaves-Value of writing-paper
South Sea Academy-Trials peculiar to Mission famili
among uncivilized nations-Advantages of sendi
Missionary children to civilized countries.