A Visit to the South Seas, in the U.S. Ship Vincennes: During the Years 1829 and 1830; with Scenes in Brazil, Peru, Manila, the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena, Volume 2

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J.P. Haven, 1831 - Islands of the Pacific - 717 pages
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Page 126 - The President also anxiously hopes that peace, and kindness, and justice, will prevail between your people and those citizens of the United States who visit your islands, and that the regulations of your Government will be such as to enforce them upon all. Our citizens who violate your laws, or interfere with your regulations, violate at the same time their duty to their own government and country, and merit censure and punishment.
Page 153 - Having secured his field by a fence, what remained to be done was the duty of the owners of cattle, who were told by him who had charge of the plantation, to bring home their cattle at evening. He did tell them so; but they did not regard it: and in the night they came in, but not by day. On that account the owner of the plantation hoped to recover damage; for many were the cattle that were taken up before, but no damage was recovered for the crop they had devoured; the owners plead them off without...
Page 326 - High is his couch ; the ocean flood Far, far below by storms is curled, As round him heaved, while high he stood, A stormy and inconstant world.
Page 154 - ... should come into the enclosure, devouring the crop, such cattle would be forfeited, and become the property of the owner of the crop. Many have been seized, but they were begged off, and given up again : this has been done many times. Why then are you so quick to be angry ? For, within the enclosure was the place where the cow was wounded, after which she made her way out. What, then, means your declaration that the cow was wantonly shot in the common ? The cow would not have been killed for...
Page 127 - ... proper conduct and deportment from them. ' The president hopes, however, that there are very few who so act as to deserve censure or punishment ; and, for all others, he solicits the kindness and protection of your government, that their interests may be promoted, and every facility given to them in the transaction of their business.
Page 69 - The scene, as looked on from our ship. in the stillness of a brightly beaming sabbath morning, wo.-; well calculated with its associations, to prepare the mind for strong impressions on a nearer view. when the conclusion of our own public worship should allow us to go on shore. Mr. Goodrich had apprised us, that he had found it expedient to hold the services of the sabbath...
Page 260 - The constant complaining against the missionaries is irksome in the extreme, and in such contrast with the conduct of the missionaries themselves, that I could not but remark their circumspection and reserve with admiration...
Page 258 - Their civilities, letters of correspondence, and transactions of business with me, place them in a just light, and will enable our government to appreciate and judge them properly without my saying a word in their favour beyond the simple declaration that they are much in advance of the Society Islanders, cheeringly and agreeably enlightened, acquainted limitedly with their own interests, capable of extending them, and sensible of the value of character as a nation. Their indolence of habit, and...
Page 126 - ... in the arts of civilized life, and for the cultivation of harmony and good will between your nation and the people of the United States. He has heard with interest and admiration of the rapid progress which has been made by your people in acquiring a knowledge of letters and the true religion — the religion of the Christian's Bible.
Page 129 - I was highly gratified with the dignity and propriety of his demeanour ; and still more so, to learn that his private character is as unexceptionable, as his 'public appearance is manly, and becoming the station he occupies.

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