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I went with him to the school, and with ing all that day, and several of the succeed-
several porters we took every thing, except ing ones,) we threw from the windows of
the seats, also much of his own private the projections or balconies of our chambers
property, and all his brother's, and started into this garden, whatever came to hand,
for my house. It was now almost impossi- till my strength was exhausted, and Mr.
ble to pass, on account of the crowd of men, Churchhill declared, that we could not re-
women, and children, some carrying off main in the house another minute in safety.
their little ones or their goods to a place of The fire had passed through the adjoining
safety, others returning for a fresh load, house to the very front, and was sweeping
while a company of firemen, hastening with by the front part of mine, which was not
their engines towards the fire, would now defended by iron shutters. He started, and
and then break their way through to the no bade me follow. I called to my hired man,
small danger of the limbs or lives of those, and then passed through a shower of tiles,
with whom they came in contact. Some windows, and firebrands, that were falling
appeared to be in danger of suffocation, and from the adjoining house. My hat caught
some with loads on their backs were thrown fire, but praised be God I passed unhurt.
down and literally passed over. On reach. The hired man, who was not a quarter of a
ing home, I found the house nearly filled minute behind, was not able to follow, and
with the goods of some of our neighbors, had to return into the house, and was some-
and my family somewhat alarmed, and al- how saved by the fire men through the ashes
ready engaged in closing the iron shutters. and fire of the back part of the house.
The fire now for the first time appeared to Without looking back, or thinking of poor
me to be spreading towards that part of the Giovanni, we hastened to the garden, and
town, which I occupied. Mr. Cunningham, towards the spot where we had thrown so
who lived in a stone house near by, came many things, and where I expected to find
in, and assured me, that such houses as his them all secure. We found it impossible to
and mine were always known to resist the make a near approach; the fire had passed
effects of fire, and advised me to let every the garden wall; not a single article of all
thing remain in the house, as he should in we had thrown from the windows could be
his. I had all the shutters well fastened, seen; and the whole front part of my house
the windows removed, water carried up to was wrapt in one entire sheet of blaze.
all the rooms and upon the roof, and every We aiterwards found in another part of
thing done, which I was able to do. The the garden a very few of our things, some
owner of the house, a rich Armenian, also of them broken and others partly burnt,
came in, and flew about, and seemed to ex which had been rescued from the fire by the
ercise authority like the “angel who had exertions of Messrs. Omey and Roboli, with
power over fire;" and I felt that we were other friends; but almost all of them were
safe. Mrs. Goodell was in the mean time consumed, before they could be taken from
engaged in arranging our things, and put the spot where they were thrown. With
ting up as many of them as possible in the "spoiling of our goods” we removed
trunks and baskets.

from place to place in the garden, till the
Every house was like touch-wood; and palace itself took fire, and no place of safety
the wind and flames increased, and rolled could any longer be found there. We then
on towards us like waves of liquid fire. The proceeded to Mr. Churchhill's, a large and
iron shutters of my house soon became red / very strong stone house, the fire followed
hot; the rooms were like a heated oven; but on, and in about an hour was at the next
we made plentiful use of water, and were door. We hastened to Top Hana, and hun-
able for a considerable time to extinguish gry, thirsty, and fatigued we came the same
the fire, wherever it caught. About this night in a boat to this place, (Buyukdere,]
time Mr. Churchhill came in, and insisted a distance of about eighteen miles.
that Mrs. Goodell and the children should
immediately go to his house, quite in the

Mr. Goodell and his family were kindly relower part of Pera towards Galata, and ceived into a house owned by Mr. Churchhill in there remain till we should come, as he was

Buyukdere. sure my house could not stand long. They

It should also be stated that the American left in company with Messrs. Offey and Roboli

, clerks in Mr. Churchhill's counting gentlemen in Smyrna, on learning that Mr. house. Soon after, Mr. Cunningham came

Goodell and his family had been deprived of in to tell me that his house and every thing their effects by the fire, made a generous subin it was gone, and that mine could not re- scription for their relief, in money, clothing, &c. sist much longer.

Every house back of mine was in ashes, or nearly so, every house This expression of the sympathy and on the left hand was all on fire, and the kindness of our countrymen and friends at house next to mine on the right hand had Smyrna-says Mr. Goodell—deserves a just caught. In front and separated from grateful recognition. We are the more me by a narrow street, was the large garden deeply affected by it, as it was so unexpectof the English palace, surrounded by a very ed, and withal so seasonable; and as it comes high wall. Assisted by Mr. Churchhill and also in most cases from those, with whom Paniotes (a friendly Greek, who came over il personally we have not any, or only a slight from Constantinople, and staid by me dur- l acquaintance.


to Salamina without any permission whatGl'ecce.

The health oflicers were, however, much displeased, and threatened to report

him to the government; but he, on the EXTRACTS FROM MR. KING'S JOURNAL. other hand, threatened to report them for

not having performed their duty, in guardSthens, May 22, 1831. Twenty-six of ing the island as they ought. my scholars repeated the ten comunand About noon I got pratique, and called on ments from memory, and five or six repeat- || the governor, who, though it was a feast ed also a part of Christ's sermon on the day, had the goodness to get my passport mount. Afterwards I addressed them from signed, so that I might leave for Tenos, the first eight verses of that sermon. The Dined with Mr. y. Soon after dinner I Greek bishop and soine others were present. went to the health office, and, on entering, After having finished my discourse, I asked the officers ordered some soldiers to go and the bishop to make some remarks, but he surround the house of Mr. V. and not let did not seem inclined so to do.

one escape, till they came to search his Dr. Anargyros called on me, with several trunk. One of them told me that they had of the principal men of Menidi, a village orders, in case they found a copy of the about two hours (six miles] distant from Apollo (the Hydrante newspaper) with him, Athens. They inforined me, that their vil to send him to Napoli. They however lage contains about one hundred and fifty | found nothing objectionable to the govern. families, and that there are in the vicinityment, and the soldiers retired. Towards of it several villages, and expressed a desire night I sailed from Salamina, but having to have a school established for their chil- litèle wind we were all night between #gidren.

na and Salamina. 27. Messrs. Hill and Robertson left for 3. We had a strong head wind, and Tenos. They have hired a house for one made but little progress. In the evening year opposite mine.

we came to anchor, off the Sunium Promi31. Mr. B., a poet and native of Athens, lontory, or Cape Colonas, as it is now callcalled and read to me some lines, which heed, and took in more ballast on account of had written with regard to my school, the the violence of the wind. ladies of New York, Boston and Philadel 4. We had a favorable wind, which phia, and gave me a copy of them. My lasted till we passed the island of Thermia, teacher Niketoplos, also, gave me some ex

and then died away. At night it came tracts, which he has made from the Old round ahead, and kept us beating up for Testament, with a request to send them to Syra till the next day, when I arrived. Malta to be printed.

Spent the day with Dr. Korck. Towards noon I left Athens for Tenos. 7. Went to Tenos. Soon after I arrived at the Pirea [Piræus,] 14. I engaged a Hydraote vessel to take the heavens began to blacken, and in a lit me and my family and Mr. Robertson and tle time the rain fell in torrents, accon- | family to Athens. panied with lightning and loud peals of 15. In the morning the Hydraote capthunder.

tain called and read me part of a letter he At two or three P. M. I set sail for Sala- had received, informing him that his wife mina (the ancient Salamis] where I arrived was deceased, and that he must repair imat a little past ten in the evening. My ob- | mediately to Hydra. As death breaks all ject in going there was to get pratique, as human contracts, I could say nothing I had been told that the quarantine there against his going, and immediately called in would be only a few hours.

another captain, and engaged him in the June 1. In the morning I went on shore place of the other. I afterwards learned, to see the health officer, who at first told me that the wife of the Hydraote captain was that he could not give us pratique; that we not dead, though very ill, and it was supmust go to Ægina to keep quarantine; that posed that he had come to me with the he had just received new orders from gov news of her death, for the purpose of not ernment, with regard to the quarantine || fulfilling his contract. regulations; &c. But after conversing a 24. A little past noon we all set sail for little while he said, that as I was a benefac- || Athens. tor of his nation, he would for my sake let 27. About noon we arrived at the Pirea, the vessel in which I was take pratique, where I remained with my family till the and that I might go on board and remain next day. Mr. and Mrs. Robertson and quiet as to this affair.

family went up to the city. 2. In the morning I saw Mr. V. walking 29. Had all my baggage put ashore, and in Salamina, and on inquiry learned, that went up with my family to Athens, and he had left Athens the day after I left. took lodgings in my own yet unfinished This I thought very strange; that one, who house. The house I had had in view, was left after me, should be free to walk about taken by another person, and the only one the city, while I was in quarantine. He I could find was very small and mean and told me, however, that on arriving at Am- uncomfortable, and for that I should have belaki, the evening before, he found no to pay ten dollars a month. Rather than guardian, and so took the liberty to walk up I do this, I concluded to remain in my own, VOL. XXVIII.




which, as yet, had neither door nor window be. I cannot say, for the Turks are still here.
in it, and the roof was not even covered The Athenians have petitioned to the Greek
with tiles. I however cleared out one of government to make the plan of their city,
the rooms, laid down some rough boards for, but have, I believe, received no answer.
fioor, and of the same over head for a cover-
ing, and sat down quite contented and hap Mr. King estimates the expenses of the school
py at having so good a place where I might at Menidi at one hundred piastres a month; of the

one at Athens at two hundred, besides fifty for an
July 8. The son of admiral Miaoulis died
of a féver, after an illness of about eleven , assistant. A teacher of ancient Greek would
days, and was interred in the temple of cost four hundred monthly; so that the whole
Theseus, At the temple Mr. Venthilus expense of what might be called a grammar
made a short address to the people, stating school, at Athens, would be not far from six hun-
who the son of Miaoulis was, and what dred dollars annually, not including the rent of a
were his political sentiments, and concluded
by a petition that God would pardon his diminish, and the Board is averse to owning real

house. Rent is high at present, but will naturally sins, and have mercy upon him. Young Miaoulis was, as I am informed, about

estate any where in the Levant. The missionatwenty-five years of age, and has left a ries are instructed to hire, if possible, rather than widow with a little child to weep over his build or purchase at the expense of the Board. loss.

Mr. King's house was built at his private ex12th and 13th. Feast days. The number of feast days in this country is to the schol

pense. ars in the schools a great obstacle to im

Liberated Greece is at present in a troubled provement, and produces in all classes of state, and Autica is held by the Turks. The people much idleness and wickedness. Turks, however, present no obstacles to the Many of the poor class of people, who live establishment of schools, and the minds of the by day labor, spend their feast days in the youth are as open to instruction, perhaps, as they coffee-houses, drinking wine and coffee, and playing at billiards.

ever will be. Mr. King is authorized to put his 14. Also a feast day, but my workmen Athenian schools on such a footing, that the youth resumed their labor. This gave me much who attend them may receive what in that counpleasure, as I was anxious to finish one or try will be regarded as a good education. two rooms, especially as my wife was not very well; and in case either of us should be taken ill, we should find ourselves in a

Cherokees very uncomfortable situation, living in a house perfectly open, and exposed to the wind from every quarter. The weather excessively warm.

After Mr. Butrick and Mr. Proctor were comThe thermometer rose to about 99 degrees pelled to leave Carmel by the law of the state of in the shade.

Georgia against white residents, the latter reDuring the day Mr. King went with some

moved to a populous neighborhood of Cherokees friends to the village of Menidi, already men

in that part of their country which lies north of tioned, to converse with the people relative to

the southern line of the state of Tennessee, where the establishment of a school in that place. IIe

he was cordially welcomed by the people, and did not recollect having found the beat so op- || August 17th Mr. P. writes respecting the

has opened a promising school. Under date of pressive any where, since he left Palestine. While there he urged upon the principal inhabi

State of things at Carmel. tants, who called to see him, the importance of teaching their children the gospel. In the eve

Since Mr. Butrick and I left the station, ning of the next day, he returned to Athens.

Mr. Thompson has preached three times In the conclusion of his journal, under date of twice there myself. Once I spent the Sab

there, Mr. Butrick once, and I have been Aug. 1st, Mr. King makes the following re bath and the next day. The Cherokees marks.

there have had regular and full meetings by

themselves on the Sabbath, when they I have now taken the station to which I have had no preaching. When I spent the have so long been looking, and have com Sabbath there it was late on Saturday aftermenced a school, which is now divided into noon when I arrived, and yet on the Sabtwo, one for boys, and one for girls, and bath there was a greater number at meeting also one at Menidi. It is my intention, than there usually was when I lived there. also, to employ a teacher of ancient Greek, Mr. Sanders told me that the meetings had for without this my school will not have been fuller since we left than before. There that influence which I could wish; and are two cases of seriousness; and I am enwhen the plan of the city shall be made, I couraged to think that both the persons hope also to begin to build the long contem have been born again. The church never, plated school for females. When that will ll to me, appeared better, and I was told that



very well.

all the members appeared well. There is | forty scholars. I have never witnessed so great harmony and peace among them. great an interest taken in a school by CherThree full Cherokees have been added to okees, as I have hy those of this place. the church the last year. They united They have been very much engaged about with the church in April last. They appear the school and have done apparently all

they have done very cheerfully. They all

feel that they ought to find books for their Proceedings at his nero Residence in the children and many have procured them, Amohee District.

and nearly all will. This week a man who

sends children to the school let me have six Since I have been here I have talked bushels of corn for seventy-five cents a with some of the people, given away somebushel, a quarter of a dollar less than the of the Cherokee books, and appointed a market price, because he wanted to raise meeting for Mr. Butrick where I cannot a little money to buy some school-books for learn that a gospel sermon was ever preach- || his children. ed before. There is a very great anxiety My design is to collect the children and for a school where thirty or forty children, others on the Sabbath, and give them relig: it is said, would attend and board at home. ious instruction, which they scem willing

to receive. The expense to the Board thus August 230 Mr. Proctor writes again, after far is trifling, and will be small while I am having received permission from the Committee here. To get a school opened in this place

where one is so much needed has been our to open a school, and teach it while he should be

object. obliged to remain away from Carmel.

There is a large settlement here that are LETTER FROM MR. WORCESTER, DATED AT exceedingly anxious for a school and for in THE PENITENTIARY, MILLEDGEVILLE, GA. struction in divine things. I proposed to

Nov. 8, 1831. them that I would keep school for them three months, if they would put up a school | LETTERS from Mr. Worcester and Dr. Butler, house and a house for me. This they read

written subsequently to their being thrown into ily agreed to do, and in three days had me

the penitentiary of Georgia, were inserted at p. one nearly up, and in a few days more it 395, of the last volume. The following extracts will be ready to go into. A small expense I shall have to incur in making a few con

of a more recent date will give further informaveniences, just sufficient to render us com

tion to the Christian community respecting tho fortable. I have never seen so great anxie- || condition and feelings of these brethren in bonds. ty for a school as is here manifested by || Unceasing and hearty thanks should be given to Cherokees. Their language is, the rising the Head of the Church for his mercy in protectgeneration want to be instructed that they may not be compelled to spend their lives ing and comforting them hitherto; while constant in ignorance, as their fathers have had prayer should be offered that he will still be their to do."

guardian, and grant them uninterrupted peace of

mind and an assurance of his gracious approbaAgain, September 16th, Mr. P. gives an en tion and favor. couraging account of the field opened for his la Alluding to letters which he had received from bors, and of the interest manifested by the Cher the Missionary Rooms, Mr. W. remarks okees.

Although without being informed of it we Four weeks ago I proposed to the people should have the consolation of believing that of this place to keep school for them three we may enjoy the sympathies and prayers months, if they would prepare the neces of Christians extensively, yet it affords us sary buildings; and four weeks yesterday much happiness to be assured of it, as we they cut the first tree for the building have been by your letter and others. Great They had to suspend their labors nearly indeed is the comfort arising from the assurtwo weeks of the time on account of the ance that our lot is in this respect what that very great rains we have had in this region. of Peter was, when "prayer was made withAnd in this time I have been to Carmel, out ceasing of the church unto God for which took nearly four days; and yet it was

him.” We also enjoy peace of mind, which two weeks yesterday since we moved into we hope proceeds from the favor which God our new building. In this time, also, the manifests to his own children, and we hope people have put up a very good school that among your prayers for us you will not house. My school began last Monday, and forget to ask that we may not be left either

have had thirty-three scholars. My to do any thing, or indulge any feelings, average number for the week has been | which shall render necessary the with twenty-seven, and two men who are very drawal, even temporary, of the light of our anxious for the school, and who have done Father's countenance. For myself, although much to bring it into operation, have seven I cannot say that I do not feel the pain of scholars more to send; so that the prospect the deprivation of liberty, of separation from is now very fair for a school of upwards of || my beloved family and my chosen field of

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labor, and of other trials necessarily con- || Redeemer, rather than told with the highest
nected with our situation, yet, on the whole, commendation man can bestow, and get
I have enjoyed quite as large a share of , withhold the reputation of being a servant
happiness as has commonly fallen to my lot, of Christ. Yet after all, it is a light thing
during an equal space of time. My cheer-. to be judged of man's judgment. We stand
fulness has been uninterrupted, without or fall at a higher tribunal.
even an hour's depression of spirits. When With much love to yourself and your
I say as large a share of happiness as has associates in the labors of the Missionary
commonly fallen to my lot, you will remem. Rooms and your families and connections,
ber that it is the expression of one to whom and to all who inquire for us and pray for
God, in his great kindness, has given a us in this time of our trial, and with earnest
cheerful heart.

prayer for the prosperity of the missionary
In regard to our situation in prison, it is
perhaps sufficient to say that we get along I remain yours in the bonds of the gos-
with a good degree of comfort.

pel, We have opportunity to make some at

S. A. WORCESTER. tempts at doing good among our fellow

P. S. Dr. B.joins in love. We are both prisoners. Since the burning of the peni-well. You will understand that we are tentiary, of which you may have heard, (it stedfastly of the same mind. occurred in May last,) there are but four lodging rooms for prisoners; most of them

Mrs. Worcester and Mrs. Butler accompanied lodge in three rooms, and between two of by Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlin, of the Willstown these is a free communication. Dr. Butler and I have separated our lodgings at the station, visited their husbands in the penitentiary request of some of the prisoners, for the sake about the middle of November, and had repeated of having evening worship every night in interviews with them, during the three or four

On the Sabbath we are in the days that they remained at Milledgeville. Mr. same rooms as at night. By perinission of W. in noticing the visit, remarks that it was the keepers I preach in the morning in my

"hard to part; but it is one consolation, among own room, and in the afternoon in the other, so that most of the prisoners who are

others, that we are all of one mind.” disposed have opportunity to hear. The Under date of Nov. 16th Mr. W., in the folnumber usually present in both rooms taken lowing brief but just manner, states how himself together is between sixty and seventy. and Dr. Butler view their imprisonment. Dr. Butler also holds a meeting in the forenoon in the room where he lodges. Pray In such a case as the present, all private that these efforts may be followed with the considerations dwindle into insignificance. divine blessing.

I trust that in our minds they are swallowWe are expecting, before long, perhaps ed up in the consideration of the momentous next week, a visit from Mrs. Worcester and interests of our country and the cause of Mrs. Butler, accompanied by Mr. Chamber-God. Persuaded still that we have pursued lin. Mrs. W. says, under date of October a righteous course, in defence of a righteous 28, "Mr. Boudinot, who is now absent at

cause, and praying that God will direct us Chattooga to attend the sitting of Council, in the path of duty, and order the conseput into my hands the sum of 23 dollars for quences for the glory of his name and the the purpose of defraying the expenses of my promotion of his cause, we cheerfully enjourney to Milledgeville, contributed by five dure our trials, and perform our daily labors. individuals at his solicitation. The plan, I Duties are ours: events are Gods." We believe, was entirely his own. The persons both continue to enjoy good health. who contributed did it very cheerfully, and promised, if that sum should not be suf On the 27th of November, when the last letter ficient, to give more."

received from Mr. Worcester was dated, referFrom what we gather respecting public ing to the monthly concert for prayer in Decemsentiment in this state, we are led to believe that a good deal of sympathy is excited inber, the time at which the Board had recomour behalf among the pious, who, while they mended to the churches specially to remember do not approve the course we have taken, the case of the imprisoned missionaries, he give us credit, nevertheless, for the upright- i writes ness of our motives. This is what I feared we should not obtain, not knowing but that We shall remember the first Monday in the falsehoods with which it has been at next month with inuch interest, and we tempted to blacken our characters, might greatly hope that the Lord will so overrule gain credit even among the good, whose all things relating to us as to further the esteem we cannot but highly prize. It is a prosperity of his cause and the peace and great happiness to be esteemned a deluded welfare of our country, as well as of the good man, rather than an ill-designing poor Indians. It affects us deeply that we hypocrite. Let my name be sounded are made the subjects of so many fervent abroad as a weak, misguided enthusiast, yet prayers. Who are we, that we should be a sincere lover of Jesus, anything consistent regarded with such interest, and be borne with sincere devotion to the cause of the li on the hearts of so great a multitude before

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