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The New Zealand Evangelist

Madagascar. Death of the Queen.—

Madagascar. Death of the Queen.—

A Mauritius journal, of August 8th, mentions the death of Renavola Marigaeka, Queen of Madagascar. This event, there was reason to hope, would put an end to the difficulties which have hither to existed, as her son, who succeeds to the throne, is a Christian, and likely to pursue a more liberal and more tolerant policy than that followed by his mother, of whom England and France had so much reason to complain.

The death of this cruel Sovereign will give a new turn to the affairs of Madagascar. This is the woman who decreed that her subjects should forget the name of Jesus Christ!