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which is a native of India, and the countries beyond the Ganges; and according to M. Rennel, and other intelligent writers, maintains the exclusive possession of the Sunderbunds of Bengal.

Among the Colonists at the Cape of Good Hope, hunting the lion is a favorite diversion. In the day time, and on the open plain, twelve or four. teen dogs will master a huge lion. Although the strength of this animal is so great, that one of them has been known to seize a heifer, carry it off with ease, and even when holding it in his mouth, to leap over a ditch apparently without any difficulty, yet it is not very fleet in running. In hunting, therefore, the dogs soon come up with him: the lion then, with a kind of sullen disdain, turns about and waits the attack, shaking his main, and roaring with a short and broken growl. The dogs then rush on him on every side, and tear him to pieces. The flesh of the lion is said to have a strong and disagreeable flavour, but, however, it is frequently eaten by the negroes; and the grease, which is of a penetrating nature, is of use for medical purposes.

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The Moors use the skin of the lion as a quilt for their beds. It is said to have the remarkable property of keeping mice or rats out of any room where it is deposited, for a considerable length of time after it is taken from the animal.-[Bigland's Nat. History.

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Rev. Mr. Bascom's Agency.

Among the Societies organized by this gentleman, are the following, as specified by him in a recent letter.

"1st The Shelbyville and Shelby co. Colonization Society, Kentucky. 2d The Middletown Colonization Society, Jefferson county, Ky 3. The Springfield and Washington county Colonization Society, Ky. 4. The Danville and Mercer county Colonization Society, Ky. 5 The Lancaster and Garrard county Colonization Society, Ky. 6 The Richmond and Madison county Colonization Society, Ky. 7 The Paris and Bourbon County Colonization Society, Ky. 8 The Carlisle and Nicholas county Colonization Society. K. 9 The Flemingsburg and Fleming county Colonization Society, Ky. 10 The Geneva Colonization Society, New York. 11 The nucleus of a Society, Buffalo, N. Y. 12 Added seventy members to the Chautaugua Colonization Society, Westfield, N. Y. 13 The St. Clairsville Colonization Society, Ohio. 14 The Belleville Colonization Society, Penna. 15. The Williamsport Colonization Society, Penna. 16 The Cookstown Colonization Society, Penna. 17 The Cynthiana and Harrison county Colonization Society, Ky. 18 The Augusta and Bracken County Colonization Society, Ky. 19 The Winchester and Clarke coun

ty Colonization Society, Ky. 20 The Mountsterling and Montgomery county Colonization Society, Ky. 21 The Springfield Colonization Society, Bath county, Ky. 22 The North Middletown Colonization Soci.ety, Bourbon county, Ky. 23 The Georgetown and Scott county Colonization Society, Ky. 24 The Nicholasville and Jessamine county Colonization Society, Ky, 25 The Bowling Green and Warren county Colonization Society, Ky. 26 The Glasgow and Barren county Colonization Society, Ky. 27 The Greensburgh and Green county Colonization Society, Ky. 28 The Lebanon Colonization Society, Washington county, Ky. "I have made arrangements for the formation of numerous other societies in addition, but cannot now report. In many of the Societies above, the numbers exceed a hundred members. To old societies, in different places, I have added more than a thousand members. In some instances forty and fifty at once. In addition to my former collections, I have the follow ́ing to report, which you will please publish immediately.

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"Camp-meeting, Adams co O. $18 25. Rev. Elij. H. Field, Ripley, O. $1, Versailles, Ky. $38 75 and $15 from the Society; Shelbyville, Ky. $26 85 and $20 from the Society; Frankfort, Ky. from the Society $78, the amount of a collection taken up after an address by myself, before the Synod of Kentucky, at the unanimous request of that body. Cincinnati, Ohio, address in the first Presbyterian church, collection $158 50. Lawrenceburg, Inda. $27 58. From the Augusta Colonization Society, Ky. $13 50, including $10 by John Mears, Esq a life member. Lebanon, Ohio, $20 and $5 for the Repository,-credit Messrs. Dunlavy and Corwine. From the Rev. George W. Mayly, $3 12, 4th July collection. From the Rev. B. Frazee, $3 37, 4th July collection--both of Clinton county, Ohio. Dayton, Ohio, $37 564. Troy, Ohio, $5 371, and $3 37 from Society. Piqua, Ohio, $16 314, including $5 by Samuel Caldwell, Esq. Urbana, Ohio, $18 16, including $5 by John Goddard, Esq. Springfield, Ohio, $14 25, including $3 by Mrs. Sarah Fisher. Xenia, Ohio,- $17 82, and $25 from the Female Colonization Society of that place. Wilmington, Ohio, $12 064. Hillsborough, Ohio, $19 25. Rev. Joab W. Ragan, for Repository, $2-send to Springfield, Clark county, Ohio. I will add, that a Female Colonization Society was organized in Xenia, Ohio, on the 8th November, and as the example is valuable in the West, I send you the names of the officers for publication: Directress-Mrs. Jane C. Steel. Treasurer-Mrs. McMillan. Secretary—Mrs. Rachael Cunningham. Managers— Mrs. Martha Galloway, Mrs. Eliza Perkins, Miss Mary Martin, Miss Martha Ball, Mrs. Poppenow, Mrs. Towler."

Agency of R. S. Finley, Esq.

The following extract from a letter, recently received from this gentleman, will show the measures which he has adopted,

and the success which has attended them. May the energies of that great and prosperous city in which he is now engaged, be soon aroused and directed to sustain and advance the African cause!

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 1830.

"I left home about the 9th of September, to attend the "Methodist Episcopal Conference of Ohio,' convened at New Lancaster. I delivered an address before them, which was well received. They passed a Resolution, 'cordially approving the benevolent designs of the American Colonization Society.' The Rev. H. O. Sheldon, of Wooster, and the Rev. Adam Poe, of Circleville, respectively promised to deliver at least one address, and form an Auxiliary, and take up a collection within their circuits; and in return, I promised that the last Annual Report, and the Repository, should be sent to them gratuitously. The Repository has, no doubt, been already sent to Mr. Poe, in consequence of his having taken up a collection last 4th of July, at Columbus. At New Lancaster I formed an Auxiliary. Officers—President, Thomas Ewing. VicePresidents-Hon. E. Scofield, Hon. P. E. Beecher, Col. Noble, Dr. R. McNeil, John Creed. Secretary-Rev. Samuel Carpenter. Treasurer -Capt. Joseph Grubb. Managers-Rev. Z. Connell, Rev. Henry Fernandis, William J. Reese, Henry Stanberry, John Herman, George Sanderson, Rev. John Wright, Rev. John Wagenhals, Rev. George Weis, Jacob Claypool.

"I also formed the Licking county Colonization Society, at Newark. Officers President, Rev. Noah Fiddler. Vice-Presidents-Rev. C. P. Bronson, Solomon Miles. Secretary-J. Mathiott. Treasurer-Amos H Coffee. Managers—Dr. John J. Brice, Dr. David Marble, General Lucius Smith, General Jonathan Taylor, Col. Robert Davidson, Israel Dille, David Moore, Horace Gregory, Benjamin Briggs, John A. Reeder, Dr. E. Cooper, C. A. Darlington.

"I delivered an address to a numerous audience in Cleveland. There was the shadow of a Society there, which they promised to re-organise during the ensuing winter, when the court would be in session. I delivered an address to a small audience in Erie, Pa. where there is an Auxiliary of some activity. At Buffalo, I delivered an address, and took up a collection, amounting to $9 80. Received of Mr. Bull, of Michigan, to be added to the above, 50 cents; and from Mr. Baldwin, of Baldwinsville, $3.

"I also formed a Society at Buffalo. Officers-President, George Palmer. Vice-President, Henry Root. Secretary, James Stryker.

"At Auburn, I had an audience, on a Sunday evening, of ten or twelve hundred persons, and I think, made a good impression; but formed no Society.

"At Schenectady, on a Sunday evening, through the influence of Dr. Nott, I had an immense audience. I made no attempt to procure funds, but my address, which was very long, was listened to with patience and partiality. Dr. Nott is a very warm friend of the cause.

"On Sunday, two weeks ago, I formed an Auxiliary Society at Rahway, New Jersey. Officers-President, Adam Lee. Vice-President, Joseph O. Lufbery. Secretary, Frederick King. Treasurer, Job Squier. Managers, Rev. Thomas L. Janeway, Rev. Mr. Bull, Milan Ross, Dr. David S. Craig, Dr. J. B. Marsh, John Mann, Samuel Olive.

"Last week I formed a Society at Brooklyn, which promises very fair. Officers-President, A. Vansinderen. Vice-Presidents, Z. Lewis, N. Denton, T. Kirk, L. Lefferts. Treasurer, A. Hegeman. Secretary, Clement Davison. Managers, E. Raymond, John Morris, E. R. Vanbenaer, D. Stanford, A. S. Marven, R. Vanpelt, R. M. White, R. V. S. Wilder, S. Benjamin, N. W. Sanford, Silas Butler, F. T. Peet.

"Last Sunday, I delivered an address in the Bowery church: I had but a small audience, in consequence of the inclemency of the weather-the rain falling in torrents just as church was going in. Several of my auditors on that occasion, have since subscribed $20 each.

"It is a favourite object with me to endeavour to stir up the people of this city to contribute $20,000, or, in other words, their proportion of the expense of colonizing the annual increase. And I am not discouraged from persevering in the effort, in consequence of the indifference, or the air of astonishment with which the proposition is heard by those whose co-operation is necessary to success.”


Letter from the Rev. T. F. Sessing,


My Dear Friend, Dr. Ely,--Perhaps you will think, I have entirely forgotten you, as no letter from me has hitherto reached you; but be assured, this is not the case. Oh, how often do Mrs. Sessing and myself think of you and the kindness with which you have received and treated us. Alas! those hours are past, I am almost certain, to return no more. Our mission here has altered its appearance to a high degree; and as sure as I was then, when present in your circles, of its prosperous success, I am at present foreboding its final abandonment. Oh! that I were mistaken. Oh! how willingly would I take upon me the blame of discouragement and want of faith and hope;

but so it is. Our hands are bound, as it were, to labour amongst the natives as well as among the colonists. To the natives the door is not yet opened, and many obstacles in the way which must first be removed. And to work amongst the colonists, we never had a calling, nor did we receive authority, and without both you can do very little. Please do not ask me the reason why. I wish I was never obliged to give an answer for this except before that One, who searcheth the heart and knows the imaginations of it. But this one thing I know, that we soon shall be justified, and by a mighty hand be brought out into a wide room to labor for his glory. He knows what we suffered here from several causes; which he knows too; but praise be unto Him, now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous; nevertheless afterwards it yieldeth the peaceful fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised unto it. All the time we have been here toiling, I now view in quite another light. I take it merely for a time of preparation; for a time of exercising faith, and hope; for a time to be made useful for missionary labors. Where! I do not care where; because He, whose work it is, careth for us. Therefore may

only His will be done by us.

With the last vessel, that arrived here from Baltimore some of your weekly papers were brought over to us. They also came into my hands and I perused them with great pleasure.Oh! you cannot think with what eagerness we grasp for any thing, that comes from home, and especially so, when I tell you, that to day it is a year since we left Basle, our home, and not one letter have we received since; neither from our committee, nor from our relations; the number of which, especially of Mrs. Sessing's family is very great, to comfort us, and cheer and encourage us in our distress and adversities. But so it is the will of God, we must learn patience and experience and finally, when all is likely to die away, hope which maketh not ashamed. Oh! how good is God, that he honoreth us to suffer in his service and for his name's sake. We generally complain, look sad, and even murmur at the adversities, and against God, when he thus manifest his love towards us; but how foolishly do we act, then! Ought we not rather to think, there is something amiss, that God does not approve of our proceedings; and

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