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much ground as he pleases. The Magagine are a free people, and appreciate liberty as the greatest blessing. Slavery, therefore, to them is the greatest horror and abomination. Their liberty, however, is not without order and discipline. They have good and just laws, not many, according to which differences are adjusted. They have a head man, whom they obey; trifling quarrels are never referred to the judge, but are settled by the parties in single combat. They have an idea of a God, and believe that every person receives reward or punishment according to his merits, after this life. They have a notion of the existence of the devil. The history of the deluge is preserved in their traditions, but they believe that every living creature perished in that awful calamity, and that God created altogether new beings after the deluge. Good angels are considered as the guardians of good people. Their mode of worship appears to be simple, and is free from obscene practices, but they are all Pagans. They take great care of their children and teach them early to obey and reverence their parents, and aged people. Their language is unknown."

EFFECTS OF THE GOSPEL AMONG COLOURED PEOPLE.- -A Wesleyan missionary, in the course of his remarks before the London Society, spoke to the following effect, relating to the coloured population of Jamaica:-

"With regard to the reception of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, I am prepared to say that there are no people in a better state of preparation for it than the slaves. A short time since, in a certain part of the island of Jamaica, a child who had been educated in a Sunday school, happened to see a negro mending his net upon the Sabbath day. The child immediately went up to him and said, "Do you not know that it is written in the word of God 'Thou shalt remember to keep holy the Sabbath day?" " "Now, massa," replied the negro, "if you bring de word of God, and read dat passage, I no mend my net on Sunday any more." The child brought the Bible and read it; the negro laid aside his net, and going home to his wife, said, "Oh, I never can work upon de Sabbath again.” I have seen, that where the negroes have embraced the gospel of Christ, and a change has been effected upon their hearts, it was not confined to themselves, but its influence extended to others around them. So great is the respect in which I have known a negro slave to be held, that where the master, a white man, could not obtain credit for five pence, the slave has been sent to a public store for the purpose, and could obtain credit for twelve or fourteen pounds, with this observation, "George, we look to you for the payment of the money." The fact is, that where religion acts upon the mind of the slave, it is capable of raising him to the highest tone of moral feeling. Many a time have I seen the negro in the prospect of speedy dissolution, rejoicing in the hope of the glory of God. Many a time have I seen, both in life and in death, the most astonishing effects produced by the powerful influence of the gospel; and to this moment it

affords me the highest personal ground for rejoicing, to reflect that I have laboured among the negro population.

Extract from a letter from the Agent of the Society in Ohio.

July 25th, 1830. On Monday, the 5th of July, I addressed a respectable audience in Cincinnati, and made a very favourable impression in behalf of the cause. A citizen by the name of John Reeder has agreed to give the Society the right of his patent for an improvement in the art of milling, for the State of Massachusetts. valued at $1000, whole sale price. Mr. Reeder has refused $1000 for the right of his patent in each of the States of Kentucky, Ohio, and New York, and is selling it out by counties, in each of these, for $200 per county; what it would be worth in New England, I know not. Dr. W, subscribed $20, and several others the same amount.

LIBERIA. While so much is doing in this country to check the use of ardent spirits, it is gratifying to see the promptness which the Managers of the American Colonization Society have manifested in the following resolution, passed at a late meeting:—

"Resolved, That the friends of this Society throughout the country be informed, that this Board will discourage the introduction and use of distilled spirits in the Colony and among the native tribes, and that the subject is now under the consideration of the Board."

The evils which this effort will ward off from Africa, are incalculable. Previously, the sale of ardent spirits in the Colony had been discouraged; the price of a license, if we mistake not, being $300. If our countrymen should have to take lessons of abstinence from Africa, it would be to our discredit but such an event is not improbable. It will be mortifying to be obliged to go to Liberia or to the Sandwich Islands for an example of manners and feelings like those of our Puritan fathers-but the P esent prospect is that such an example will be found in either of those places, thirty years hence, rather than in New England. Deviations from sound principle which would call forth abhorrence in Liberia or in the Sandwich Islands, excite little feeling among the sons of the Pilgrims.—[ Conn. Obs.

COLONIZATION SOCIETY.-By a letter from Mr. Finley, the Agent of this Society, we learn that an Auxiliary Society was formed in Lebanon, at the Methodist Church, on Sunday, the 11th inst.

After Mr. Finley's address, he urged upon the meeting the importance of raising in Warren county, one thousand dollars, the estimated amount of their proportion of the expense of removing the annual increase of the whole black population in the United States. The following proposition was submitted: To obtain twelve subscribers of twenty dollars each, mak. ing two hundred and forty; twenty-five of ten, making two hundred and fifty,

and the remainder to be filled by smaller contributions. Several subscribers were procured to each of these sums, and the subscription was left with the friends of the Society, under an assurance that twice the amount would be collected if necessary.

DANVILLE, KENTUCKY, JULY 24.—The project of raising ten life members to the Danville Colonization Society, proposed by a worthy mechan. ic of our town, has succeeded. Several other philanthropic individuals now propose to fill up another scheme of one hundred dollars. Four gentlemen have already given their names-six more will complete it.— Let the friends of Colonization come forward and show their zeal in the good cause. The money thus raised will be appropriated in transporting free men, or women of colour, from our own town or vicinity to Liberia. There can be no imposition practised here; every one may see the effects of his charity in his own neighbourhood.

EMANCIPATION.-The eight children and grand children of the late prince Abduhl Rahhahman have arrived from New Orleans at New York. The sum of $3,100 was paid for their redemption. They are now resid ing in a respectable coloured family in Brooklyn, and receiving an education. The Colonization Society will give them a passage to Liberia in October.

Africa.

[FOR THE AFRICAN REPOSITORY ]

Oh, Africa! thou deeply injured land;

Thy cause shall hence be mine-and deep enshrined
Within the sacred precincts of my soul,

Thy name shall ever live; and shall arouse
The purest and most fervid sympathies,
That e'er within my throbbing bosom burn'd.
Yes-I will bind thee to this bleeding heart,
And sigh with thee, and shed my tears with thine,
And share the weeds of woe that darkly hang
Round thy bereaved heart-blighted and torn
Amid the wreck of desolated hopes-
Of fond affections interwove with life,
And clinging round the soul in thousand ties
Dear as the germs of immortality.

Can mortal view thee loaded with thy chains,
And read the speechless agony that heaves
Thy tortur'd bosom, and bespeaks despair

Dark as thy sable countenance; and deep
And cold, and lonesome as the dreary grave,
And be indifferent to thy touching claims!
Parent of millions! can we hear that groan
That might have rent the universe of God,
And close our hearts in freezing apathy,
And dose the conscience with vile opiates,
To silence its accusing, and to lull

Th' awaking energies to guilty sleep!

Ah man! thy Lord is viewing thee from heaven,
Oh Sympathy! where are thy burning tears?
Love! where thy prayers?-Benevolence! thy gold?
Where, Christian, is the image in thy soul,
Of Him who made a journey from the skies,
To bind the broken heart, to cheer the sad,
And knock the fetters from the bleeding slave?
Let shame burn on thy cheek, and spread its robe
Of mantling crimson o'er thy marble brow.

Oh! could I plead with eloquence divine,
Forth as a rushing torrent it should roll,
For thee, dear Africa! and spread abroad

Thy unfelt griefs, to rouse a heedless world.

For thee my trembling hand should seize the lyre, And send the thund'ring echoes through the heavens Till every heart with kindred pity touch'd,

Should melt and vibrate to the woful strain.

Ah! would ye know the secrets of her soul,
And see her gasping, hopeless agony?
Then, with the precious martyrs in her cause,
Go visit ye her plains--her golden coasts;
And read in human blood th' unrivall'd tale,
That blots, with foulest stain, our hist❜ry's page!
Yes-see her kneeling on the lonely shore,
And hear the bursts of wild delirium,

That from her lips escape, as with her eye
She follows o'er the surge, the slave ship's track,
And shrieks aloud for help-but shrieks in vain!
The rude wind howls a mournful requiem,
Among the wave-worn rocks; while night in shame,
Throws quickly round the scene her dismal shroud,
As sick and faint with death the sufferer falls.

Come, Mothers! here with mothers shed your tears; And Fathers! weep with those who've lost their sons; Husbands! bereft of those more dear than life,

Come, mingle here your sighs with broken hearts,
That ne'er again earth's dearest joys can taste,
But pine forlorn in cheerless wretchedness.
Fond Lover! in whose eye of wild despair,
We read the fever of consuming wo-
Thy desolated bosom well can tell,

The with'ring touch that blasted all thy hopes,
And left the world to thee a wilderness,
Uncheer'd by aught on which thy mind could rest.
Ah! thou canst shed the tear of sympathy,
For hearts asunder torn, by villains' hands
That wrench the stems of life, and scatter far,
The tender scions o'er the barren waste.
Yes-weep for Afric's lovers, and espouse
A cause that in thy soul a witness finds.
Believer in the Lamb! wake, weep and pray;
And cast the weight of all your influence,
To burst the chain in which the captive's led

To the eternal prison-house of death;

More fraught with gloom, and torture, and despair,
Than words can utter, or the mind conceive.

Let not despondency your efforts check:
Raise but your eye to Heav'n-for yonder shines
The Promise; writ in rainbow characters

On the dark cloud of future destiny;

That "Ethiopia shall stretch forth her hands," And clasp by faith, her Saviour and her God. Fredericksburg, Va.

A. W. M.

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John Wallace Anderson, the youngest son of Col. Richard Anderson, was born, in Montgomery county, Md. November 5, 1802. He commenced his academical studies at Rockville, in his native county, and continued them at Hagerstown until he was prepared to enter the Sophomore class of Nassau Hall, Princeton, N. Jersey; whither he repaired in order to obtain a collegiate education. The state of his health compelled him to abandon the prosecution of his scientific course, at Princeton, and after his health was restored, instead of returning to college, he entered on the medical course, at Philadelphia, where, after having attended the lectures in the University of Pennsylvania, for two seasons, he was graduated in

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