RECEPTION OF THE REV. J. WILLIAMS AT TANNA IN THE SOUTH SEAS, THE
DAY BEFORE HE WAS MASSACRED. 1841
are companion pictures. Baxter and Williams had become friends and
Baxter thought "he could not better evince the sincerity of
his regret for the loss of his friend than by dedicating his art
and his labours to perpetuate the memory of so estimable a man."
who killed Williams had had his son murdered shortly before and
he was waiting for revenge. He did not know Williams and Harris
were missionaries. The club with which the deed was done is now
in the London Missionary Society Museum. Tanna, discovered by Captain
Cook, is an island of the New Hebrides group in the South Pacific.
THE MASSACRE OF THE LAMENTED MISSIONARY,
THE REV. J. WILLIAMS, AND MR. HARRIS. 1841