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VOYAGES

AND

TRAVELS ROUND THE WORLD,

BY THE

REV. DANIEL TYERMAN AND GEORGE BENNET, Esq.

DEPUTED FROM THE

LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY

TO VISIT THEIR VARIOUS STATIONS

IN THE SOUTH SEA ISLANDS, AUSTRALIA, CHINA, INDIA,
MADAGASCAR, AND SOUTH AFRICA,

BETWEEN THE YEARS 1821 AND 1829.

COMPILED FROM ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS

BY JAMES MONTGOMERY.

THE SECOND EDITION, CORRECTED.

BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WITH TWENTY-SIX ENGRAVINGS.

"Glorify ye the name of the Lord God of Israel in the isles of the sea. From the uttermost part of the earth
have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous."-ISAIAH Xxiv. 15, 16.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY JOHN SNOW, 35, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1841.

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TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.

(WILLIAM IV.)

SIRE,

BY YOUR MAJESTY's gracious permission, the Directors of the London Missionary Society, with profound sentiments of loyalty and respect, have the honour to present to YOUR MAJESTY the following Journal of Voyages and Travels,' performed by a Deputation from the Society commissioned to visit its Missionary Stations, in the South Pacific Ocean and various other parts of the World.

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More than thirty years have elapsed since the Founders of the Society dedicated to YOUR MAJESTY'S August Father The Missionary Voyage of the Ship Duff;' undertaken to convey to the inhabitants of Otaheite, and other islands in that part of the Pacific, the Missionaries whose persevering labours, in conjunction with those of others who have followed them in the same benevolent career, have, by the blessing of the Almighty, led to the happy change of which YOUR MAJESTY Will in these volumes find an Authentic Narrative.

That the Knowledge of the Divine Author of our Holy Religion is thus diffused amongst Mankind cannot fail to afford high satisfaction to YOUR MAJESTY, as a Philanthropist; that any portion of the Subjects of your Realm should be rendered the instruments of promoting that Object will increase the happiness enjoyed by YOUR MAJESTY, as the Father of your People.

That YOUR MAJESTY may long reign over a free, loyal, religious, and happy People, and may at last receive the Crown of Immortal Life, is the devout prayer of

YOUR MAJESTY'S

Most humble,
Most dutiful,

And most devoted Subjects and Servants,

THE DIRECTORS OF

THE LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY.

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