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addresses at the anniversary meetings, 'what White' mian tell us, and give our indicative of their zeal for the salvation coppers that our couptry-people may of their countrymen. One of them thus hear about Jesus Christ." appealed to the meeting :
“ The change in the character of “ I am very anxious that my country- those men is testified by many impartial people may hear the Gospel. I heard witnesses. The captain, in whose vessel wheu my brother came to this country, the governor went out, was struck with that my father was still alive : this astonishment. He had seen much of made me glad very much; but still I Negroes in Jamaica, and asked how long am sorry for them, that they never this settlement had been formed. When heard the Gospel of the Lord Jesus told at the end of 1816, he smiled, and Christ. I pray that the happy time said to the govervor, Sir Charles, if I may soon come, when the knowledge of knew not your Excellency to be a man the Redeemer shall cover the earth, as of honour, I should think myself greatly the waters do the mighty deep. I hope imposed upon; and I mnst candidly that you will do all that you can; and confess, I can hardly believe it now. those of you wlio cannot give coppers, I But,' said he,? what sort of people hope you will give your prayers, and do were they, with whom it was comall with a willing mind."
menced? I pointed out some to bim Another Negro thus took up the sub- who were sent here in the begivning of ject:
November last, that, looking at their “Ņow, my dear friends, whatever emaciated condition, he might form you give, give all with your heart, and some idea of those with whom I began with a willing heart. If you done give all, this settlement. He then inquired what and grudge it, you better keep it : no method we had pursued to bring them one will take it from you. Now, do you to such a state, in so short a time. No think that Missionary can go to our other,' said his Excellency,' than teachcouutry-people, suppose you no give ing them the truths of Cbristianity; them something to cat and something which these gentlemen were sent to for drink. All these thiugs cost plenty propagate by the Church Missionary money: therefore you must giye all the Society: by this alone they have ruled coppers you can spare, and give them them, and have raised them to a comwith a praying heart for God to bless mon level with other civilized nations : them and make them useful.
Now, and, believe me,' added his Exceliency, suppose one man die for another man, ' if yon admit Christian teachers, into don't you think that man what die love your island, you will find your Negroes t'other one ? Well-God send Him soon become affectionate and faithful dear Son to die for we sinners : now servants.'" God Almighty love we dearly!"
If any thing be' wanting to render Another native spoke as follows:--- these details (to which a multitude of
My good friends, I thank the Lord similar passages might be added) more Jesus Christ, he brought me to this deeply affecting, it would be the concountry. My country-people sold me sideration of what these now couverted, for slave. That time they sell me, I civilized, and contented natives were don't think I could come to this place. on their arrival at the colony. "The I been walk from iny country to an following passage, from a commonicaother, without any clothes. My couu. tion by Mr. Johnston, describes a scene try, the people make big cap with por. which will not, we are persoaded, be cupine's quills and polly's feathers : read without deep emotion, especially they then cut stick in bush, and make when contrasted with the past, and we him head and eyes and mouth; but he must add the present, wrongs of Africa, can't speak ;--and they say he god, he and the brighter prospects that we cau save them; and they make woman
trust are opening on her yet clouded fool very much.
That headman say bemisphere. every body must bring one copper to 6. I received a note a few days since that god, and kneel down and pray to from Joseph Reffell, Esq. chief superhim to save them. Every man when he intendant of captured Negroes, in which is going to eat, be goes there to eat in I was informed that a slave vessel had presence of the idol.
But now, my been bronght in, with 239 of our unfriends, let us hear what W bité mau tell fortunate fellow.creatures, and that be
He come sit down in this bush to and the acting governor had agreed to teach us. Let us, my countrymen, hear send ihem all to Regent's Town; and
begged me therefore to go down to Free. and lifting up our hearts in prayer and town the following morning, with sowe praise to the wonder-working God, confidential people, to receive them. who e ways are in the deep. Our people soon heard the news; and “ The school boys and girls brought great joy was expressed every where, the victuals which they had prepared : from the hopes that some of their rela. and all the people, following their ex. tives might be among the liberated. ample, ran to their houses and brought
“ The next morning I went, with some what they had got ready; and, in a of my people, down to Freetown. short time, their unfortunate conntry. Those who remained at home prepared people were overpowered with messes food for their poor country.people. We of every description, and made such a were, however, all disappointed, as the dinner as they had not been accustomed Court of Mixed Commission had not to for a long time. Pine apples, ground condemned the vessel. Mr. Reffeļl nuts, and oranges, were also brought in (whose humanity deserves grateful men- great abundance. tion) liad disembarked the Negroes, and “ After all had heen gratified, as it had, no doubt, thereby saved many was getting late, I begged the people to lives; as the vessel was a small schooner, withdraw, in order that their weary and many of the poor creatares were ill conntry-people miglit bave rest: which and reduced to skeletons. As the court being done, I lodged the men, and boys Bat that day, I sent the people bome in the boys' school, and the women and again; and stayed in Freetown, to wait girls in the girls' school. The two per. the result.
inanent school-houses which we have " I was informed, the next morning, built I now find of great service; as that the slaves and vessel had been con- each of them, being seventy-three feet demned by the court. Of these people, by thirty, and having two floors, will 217 were delivered to me; the rest, contain a great pomber. being sick, were carried to Leicester “The next morning, at family prayer, Mountain to the hospital. I was ob. the church was crowded. After prayer liged to have them surrounded by our the people visited the schools with many people, and so march them out of Free.
I then picked out sixty-eight town, as the soldiers of the fort were on boys and sixty-one girls for the schools : the look-out to get some of them for the remainder, men and women, I diswives. Mr. Reffell accompanied us tributed among the people. Several some distance, to prevent any intrusion; had the joy to take a brother or a sister and when we bad reached the moun. home. One boy, who is in the semitains in safety, lie returned.
nary, found a sister, younger than him. “ I cannot describe the scene which selt, among them: she remains in the occurred when we arrived at Regent's girls' school. Town. I liave seen many landed, but “ In the evening, the church was never beheld such an affecting sight as crowded again. A school girl put some I now witnessed. As soon as we came of her own clothing on one of the new in view, all the people ran out of their girls, in order to take her to church. houses toward the road, to meet us, When the poor girl came before the with loud acclamations. When they church, and saw the quantity of people bebeld the new people, weak and faint, she ran back crying ou being asked they caught liold of them, carried them
her reason, she said that she had been on their backs, and led them up toward sold too much, and did uot want to be my house. As they lay there exhausted
sold any more. The poor crealure on the ground, many of our people re- thought she was going to a market to be cognised their friends and relatives; sold again. The girls had some trouble and there was a general cry of O to persnade her otherwise. Massa! my Sister!'- My Brother!'
“ On the following Sunday, when the • My Sister! – My Countryman! he bell rang at ten, I went and placed the live in the same town ! — My Country: people as close as possible. T'he church woman!' &c.
was instantly filled, and many people “ The poor creatures, who were very had to remain outside. It is now again 'faint, having just come out of the hold far too small; and the vumber of hear. of a slave vessel, did not know whaters will continue to increase from the ' had befallen them; nor whether they new people. I have planned another should laugh or cry, when they beheld addition, which we shall begin as soon the countenances of those whom they as permission is granted, at least at the had supposed to have been long dead; close of the present rains. I intend to and whom they now saw clothed, clean, take the north side out, and throw the and perbaps with healthy children in whicle into a double root, sabstitutivg their arms.
pillars for the present worth wall. It “ In short, I cannot do justice to the will then be as large again. May the scene : it was beyond description. None Lord bless all our feeble endeavours !” of us could refrain from shedding tears,
FEMALE EDUCATION IN INDIA. the now deceased and much lamented
An interesting address on the subject bishop, and other persons of distinction, of female edacation in India has been liave contributed to the fuod.—A very Jately circulated in Calcntta and its de interesting intercoarse is beginning by pendencies, by the Corresponding Com. means of these schools to take place be. mittee of the Church Missionary So- tween European ladies and the native ciety. From it we extract the follow women, which we trust will prove a ing important statements.
lasting blessing to India. “ The importance of education for the improvement of the state of society BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE among the natives of India is now very
SOCIETY. generally acknowledged; and the eager. Among the extracts from the Socie. ness of the natives themselves for in- ty's domestic documents, we had markstruction begins to exceed the opportu. ed for insertion the following testimony nities hitherto afforded them. But, to to the memory of its deceased Secretary, sender education effectual to the im- Mr. Owen; but our limits precluded its provement of society, it must, obvi. appearing in our last Number. ously, be extended to both sexes. Man * As no one,” remark the Committee, requires a .help-meet ;' and, in every was more deeply impressed with a country, the infant mind receives it's
sense of the great importance of the earliest impressions from the female institntion to the best interests of magsex. Wherever, therefore, this sex is kind, no one laboured more strennously left in a state of ignorance and degra. and effectually to promote its inflnepce dation, the endearing and important and prosperity. To this object, which duties of wife and mother cannot be was ever near to his heart, his time, duly discharged; and no great progress his talents, and his personal labours, in civilization and morals can, in such a were unremittingly devoted. The corstate of things, be reasonably hoped for. respondence which his official sitnation Such, however, with few exceptions, imposed on him, was alone sufficient to has bitherto been the state of the fe occopy the time which he could spare male sex in this country; but a happy from his professional duties; but the change, in this respect, seems, at leugth, energies of a saperior mind enabled to be gradually taking place: a most him to extend his care and attention to pleasing proof of this occurred, in the every branch of the multifarious coninteresting fact, that thirty-five girls cerns of the Society, and to accomplish were among the number of scholars at more than could have been expected the last examination of the schools of from individual efforts. His pen and the School Society, in the house of one his voice were incessantly employed in of the most respectable natives in Cal- its cause. The former was freqnently cotia. The arrival of a lady of judge and vigorously exercised in elucidating ment and experience (Miss Cooke) at the principles of the institation, or in such a crisis, for the purpose of devoting defending its character and conduct herself to the work of native female edu. against misrepresentation or aggression. cation, could not but be regarded as a To his pen the world is indebied for a most favourable event; and the Cor. Inminons and authentic History of the responding Committee of the Church Origin of the British and Foreign Bible Missionary Society have cordially un- Society,and its Progress daring the first dertaken to promote, as they may be fifteen years of its existence; in which enabled, the object of Miss Cooke's the characters of truth and impartiality mission. Miss Cooke will afford in.
are throughout conspicuous : while his struction at home to the female children eloquence, so often and successfully of the higher classes of natives; and, displayed in advocating the cause of at the suggestion of an enlightened na. the institation, impressed on his auditive gentleman, a separate school will be ences that conviction of its utility, attempted, for poor female children of which he himself so strougly felt, and high caste, with a view to their becoming which the progressive experience of hereafter teachers iu the families of eighteeu years has now so amply contheir wealthy country-women. Thus firmed. three schools are already established “But his eloquence was entitled to a under Miss Cooke's immediate care, higher praise ; it was the effusion of a containing about sixty girls; and the leart in which candour add liberality disposition manifested toward these ever predominated; it was characte. schools by the uatives affords reason rised by that suavity of disposition, to expect that a wish to have female which had endeared him to the affec. schools will, in time, become general." tionate esteem, not only of bis colleagues
Iu consequence of the appeal annexed and tbe committee, but ot all who were to these stateinente, 3000 rupees were in in any way associated with him in transa few weeks contributed. The gover- acting the business of the Society; wbile nor-general and his lady, the lady of his great and diversitied talents com
manded general respect and admiration, rized its ninth anniversary on the 26th and never failed to produce in public of February last. The Archbishop of meetings, an harmonious feeling of ma- Moscow, Philaret ; the Bishop of' Di. tual regard among all who had the pri- mitroff, Athanasias;
the Governor-Gevilege of attending them."
neral of Moscow, Prince Demitreus The following are extracts from the Galitzin; the Marshal of the Nobility, Society's foreign correspondence. Geveral Oboliapenoff, Vice-Presidents Letter from Professor Kieffer, dated of the Society, with many other gene. Paris, April 14, 1822.
rals, nobles, and clergy; together with “Our third anniversary was cele many ladies of the first families, graced brated on Tnesday the 16th inst. The this assembly, which was more splendid president was sarrounded by all his than any preceding, and consisted of vice-presidents, among whom about 1600'individuals. The solemnity Count Boissy d'Anglas, Count Verhuell, commenced with a vocal concert of saadmiral of France, Baron Cuvier ; by 'cred music; after which his eminence several members of the corps diploma. 'the Archbishop of Moscow, Philaret, tique-among the rest Count Lovenbielm, delivered an impressive address, of son of the president of the Ladies' Bible which tbe following is the conclusion. Society of Stockholm; by several Ca. " Are you desirous of seeing the tholics of distinction, among whom were springing up of part of the seed sown the Dukes de Caze, de la Rochefou. by the Bible Society? Behold!--In all cauld, de Broglie, peers of France; Mr. our seminaries and schools the word of Jordan, lead of the division for public God is now read; people, who formerly worship ; Mr. Laget, head of the office never read any thing, or read only what for the public worship which is nor Ca. was useless and hurtful, now read the tholic, belonging to ihe department of word of God :-in prisous, where the the minister for the interior; the major convicts used to teach each other new of the 10th district, &c. We had never crimes, they begin to read the word of had such a brilliant audience, and the God, and to recognize their Saviour : Marquis de Jaucourt never presided nations, that hardly knew the name of with more dignity and firmness. During Jesus Christ, or were entirely iguorant the reading of the Report, tears of emo- of lim, begin also to read the word of tion were several times perceived flow. God, and to know their Saviour," ing, and all present seemed to take the From the Report it appears, that liveliest interest in the different instan- the receipts during the year 1821 ces of piety, zeal, charity, and success, amounted to 30,560 rubles ; the expenwhich were recited. The generous aid diture 32,537 rubles. The number of of the British and Foreign Bible So- copies printed since the foundation of ciety was mentioned with all that gra. the Society is 57,000, in five languages, titude which it deserves.'
including 7000 Polish Bibles for CathoFrom the Rev. Dr. Pinkertou, dated lics, and 5000 Russ Testaments, that
St. Petersburg, 2d May, 1822. are nearly printed off. The number of “ The Moscow Bible Society solen. members and benefactors is 1092.
VIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.
doubt. The situation of Spain, and CONGRESS AT VERONA.-The Congress the conduct which it became the has not as yet issued any document members of the holy alliance to purexplanatory of its views and proceed- sue with respect to that power, were ings, or of the objects of its assem- unquestionably brought under discusbliog. One of those objects was pro- sion. We learn this from a kind of bably the settlement of the affairs of official statement in the Moniteur of Italy and the neighbouring states; to France; in which we are told that the which would naturally be added the Congress, after mature deliberation, still more momentous and perplexing had left the government of France to topics arising out of the circumstances act, with respect to interference in the of Spain and Turkey. In the absence affairs of Spain, as it might think exof official disclosures, we can only pedient; with a pledge, it is added, conjecture what may have been the of concurring to give effect to whatever subjects of deliberation in the Con- resolutions the French cabinet may gress, and what its determinations. adopt. Such an unqualified engage On one point indeed we are left in no ment as this, howerer, seems scarcely probable. Great Britain is alleged and concentration to revolutionary not only to have declined sanctioning principles, and perhaps render it imany invasion of Spain, but to have possible, without another army of ocstrongly protested against it on every cupation, to keep the Bourbons on the ground of policy, justice, and huma- throne. To any new combined effort pity. She has even given something for this purpose, we feel the strongest like an indirect pledge to resist such moral assurance that Great Britain an attempt.
She has intimated to would be no party. The base and Portugal that she considers herself faithless conduct of France, with rebound to fulfil the terms of her de- spect to the Slave Trade, has alienated fensive alliance, in case the safety of many a heart in this country from the that kingdom should be compromised Bourbons, which once beat high in by foreign aggression; and it is not their favour. The moral interest they very obvious how Spain can be attack once excited is wholly extinguished. ed without endangering Portugal. In- We see now in that government, the deed, in such an event, these two enemy of humanity and justice, the countries have determined to make cruel' devastator of innocent Africa, 'common cause with each other. The the grand hiudrance to her repose and French government has evidently been improvement. We cannot hope, nay vacillating between the wishes of the we cannot even wish for the prolonultra-royalist party, in whose hands gation of power thus cruelly and reit is now placed, and their fears of morselessly employed. Those who a growing opposition at home, which compose it have already themwould be exceedingly strengthened selves been made to taste the miseries by discomfiture abroad, and of being of exile in a foreign land ; but they eventually involved perhaps in hosti- have not learnt from that impressive lity with England. The prevailing dispensation, the lessous of sympathy reporis (for mere reports are at pre- and benevolence it was so well fitted sent our only sources of information) to teach. What can we expect from are, that the Russian and French ca- retributive justice, but that, having binets were exceedingly eager for in- hardened their hearts against such reterfering by force of arms in the af- proof, they should, in the emphatic fairs of Spain; but that the reluctance language of Scripture,“ suddenly be of Austria to concur in such a measure, destroyed, and that without remedy?" and above all the firm and strenuous But, to return to our subject: There tone adopted by the duke of Welling- certainly seems at present to be no ton in opposing it, prevented a deter. immediate prospect of war; and all the mination to that effect on the part of accounts we have from various quarCongress, and led to that reference of ters decidedly speak an opposite lanthe matter to the decision of the French guage. Still the bare hazard of hosticabinet which has been already re- lities continues to agitate the public ferred to. . Since then, the pacific re- mind throughout Europe, and no presentations of our great commander where more than in France, where are said to have made a strong impres commerce, and with it agriculture and sion on the mind of the king of France, manufactures, have suffered considerand of the more moderate members ably even from the state of doubt and of his administration. And certainly uncertainty which has existed on that there has of late been a visible altera- subject. And, in case of actual war, tion in the warlike tone that had been France may lay her account with havassumed by the government writers of ing her commerce completely destroythat country, with regard to Spain. ed in a very few weeks, by the system Prepared as we have been for proceed- of privateering which would infallijogs of the most imprudent, head- bly and instantaneously spring up strong, and infatuated character on the under the Spanish fag, without the part of the present ultra-royalist go- possibility of any adequate reprisals. vernment of France, we nevertheless FRANCE.-In consequence of some have been unable to persuade ourselves tumultuous proceedings among the that they would carry their infatuation pupils of the Faculty of Medicine in 80 far as actually to plunge into a war Paris, the government has proceeded of this description; a war so uncalled to the decided step of suppressing for by any assignable interests of their that celebrated school of science, in country, and which, while it could not which were found students from all fail again to light up a flame through- parts of Europe. The number of stre out Europe, would give new vigour dents, this year, is stated to have been