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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 1

The Missionary Returns to Rewa

The Missionary Returns to Rewa.

Mrs. Moore and the children remained at Bau ten weeks. Mr. Moore returned at once to Rewa, and prosecuted his labours. His presence there was absolutely needed. He has borne his loss remarkably well, and has persevered with astonishing zeal, in the midst of difficulties. His spirit, sacrifice, and labours, excite our warmest admiration, and have been crowned with distinguished success. When he had got a small hut built, Mrs. Moore and the children accompanied him to the scene of their sufferings and losses, and to the field of their toil. He has now got up a good-sized native house. We have supplied, from the various Stations, a few necessary articles of barter, and some household utensils; for each has been willing to contribute something in books and clothing; but their personal loss is very heavy. I trust that the friends of Missions and Mission, aries in the colonies, and in England too, will be ready to show their sympathy in some tangible form. Mr. and Mrs. Moore have had much to endure in body and mind, by night and day, without having also to suffer the loss of almost every thing; this ought not to be allowed. A Missionary and his wife in Feejee, page 8 and especially in such a place as Rewa, by far the most difficult Station in Feejee, ought not to be permitted to bear this burden; and I am persuaded the case will be fully met by our friends with a re-supply. They have two children, for whose support and education they have to provide. That is an additional reason why their loss should be made good.