The Missionary Herald Volume 34

The Missionary Herald Volume 34

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ... the above school of boys, and Miss Ogden's school, consisting of upwards of one hundred girls, both of which have been taught every day, not excepting the Sabbath, we have had a daily school at each end of the village, taught by native graduates from the high school, and embracing about one hundred scholars each, who in general attended no school before. We have also two schools at the distance of six or eight miles to the south, taught, or rather both of them superintended, by a graduate from the seminary. All these schools have comfortable houses, the foundations of which were laid while Messrs. Richards and Spaulding were here; and they have been completed since. The law here which requires all children to attend school has been put in force, so that few or no children have staid away entirely from school. The congregation which assembles on the Sabbath is about the same in size and appearance as it has been ever since I first came to Lahaina. The Sabbath school consists of the church and about as many more out of the church. They attend to the daily food or verse-a-day system. Of proper pastoral duties, I have been able to do nothing since the former occupants of the station left for America. The church here has now in good standing about 176 members. Six have been admitted during the past year; about nine have died; four now stand propounded for admission, and there are some others who seem to give evidence of piety and may be brought forward before long. The present is the season for whaleships to recruit here. We have already had forty; and before the season is over, their number will doubtless be made up to fifty. This season of about three months affords a fine opportunity to do good to this class of persons. One service at more

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  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123686073X
  • 9781236860736