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them," to do them all the good they hold a considerable body of land in can, as a small atonement for the this place and cultivate it extremely wrongs they have suffered at the well. : Their fields of wheat and Inhands of the whites. * It has pleased dian corn are nearly as good as those Divine Providence to accept the of the whites, and they are surroundcomparatively insignificant agency of ed with most of the comforts of civilihis creatures in promoting the great zation. There is a missionary residcause of virtue and righteousness in ing here, the Rev. Mr CRANE, from the earth, and this agency can in New-York, who is much and deserve nothing be more efficiently exerted edly beloved by them. They have a than in the dissemination of truth, school conducted on the LancasteriThe contest among those engaged in an plan, and the proficiency of the this great work should be to convey children in the elementary branches simple and perspicuous views of the of knowledge is alike creditable to fundamental, easily comprehended their teacher and themselves. Public principles of the Gospel, and not to worship is regularly kept up and gain converts to any particular sect. generally well attended. Several religious societies, with a

The writer of this, can, with truth, zeal truly laudable, have exerted acknowledge, that few incidents of themselves to ameliorate their con- his'life will be recollected with more dition and some of these exertions, pleasure, than his visit to the church have been crowned with great suc. of the Tuscarora Indians.

The introduction of schools' spectability, neatness and comfort, among them is calculated most es. of their appearance, and the solemnisentially to promote the diffusion of ty of devotional feeling, the devotion useful knowledge; it tends to re- of the heart, which apparently permove the SOURCE of ignorance and vaded the audience, furnished, indeed,

Let those who have been ac- a most delightful spectacle. There tive in this great cause,


courage was no symptom of indecorum of and continue their important labours, conduct in one of the natives present, The cloud which for some time ap

but all their behaviour became the peared “ no bigger than a man's place and occasion. To behold those hand,” is increasing and will con- who bad been accustomed to every tinue to augment, till it shall descend idolatry, and the evils connected in copious and refreshing showers. with it, worshipping the only true Those who consider the attempts to God, and partaking of the consolacivilize this race of men as hopeless, tions of genuine religion, furnished to are invited to peruse the following the mind, in an eminent degree, pure short, unexaggerated description of and unalloyed delight. The Throne one of their tribes, visited a few weeks of Grace was addressed in humble, since by the writer of this article. "fervid terms, by the minister, and

The village of Tuscarora tribe of though the hunian heart is known Indians is situate about three miles only to Him who formed it; yet, if the to the eastward of 'Lewiston, in the poor Indians did not most devoulty neighbourhood of the falls of Niagara; join in the public prayer, appearances the tribe consists of about 300. They can in no instance be relied on.

After which, a number of them rose *The aboriginal inhabitants of these & sung a hymn by note, in their native countries are now reduced within language, with great effect. It was a limits too narrow for the hunter state, translation of an English hymn, set to humanity enjoins us to teach them the same music as the original., A agriculture and the domestick arts ; venerable Indian then took his stand to encourage them to that industry by the side of the minister, and renwbich alone can enable them to main- dered his sermon into Indian,sentence tain their place in existence, and to bý sentence.-Their general charac. prepare them in time for that state of ter in the neighbourhood is good, and society, which to bodily comforts, their observance of the Sabbath, (in adds the improvement of the mind which the whites furnish them a bad and morals.

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We took our leave of these interest- conditions they surrendered theming natives with feelings not easily selves prisoners.] described, and with wishes for their A 2d letter, dated Fort Claiborne, welfare at once ardent and şincere. July 23d, says: In their journeyings through a world It appears that Capt. Boyle, in of sorrow, may they be protected his excursion to the Perdido a few and supported by Divine Providence, days since, took several prisoners, and solaced by the friendship of five of whom were sent to this place, Christian friends; and when they and put in the jail. The Sheriff bid adieu to terrestrial things, may conceiving that the civil authority they join the wise and good of all had nothing to do with them, ordernations, in the eternal fruition of hap- ed them to be sent to Montgomery. piness beyond the grave.

Four men volunteered to guard them. From this conclusive evidence of The guard bound the prisoners, and the effects of culture on the sarage set out from this place this morning. mind, the friends of humanity nay After being absent about three hours, anticipate the fulfilment of the follow- the guard returned, and reported, ing prediction, made by a poet,+ who, that they had been attacked by a in point of original genius, is decid- party in the woods, where they had edly the first of the present age ; stopped to get water :-That the par" Qu Erie's banks, where tygers steal ty ordered them to retreat, and imalong,

mediately after sixteen or eighteen And the dread Indian chants a dis- guns were discharged at the prison

ers, and that one of the guard had Where human fiends on midnight er, musket balls shot through his clothes. rands walk,

” Some of our citizens this evening And bathe in brains the murderous went to the fatal spot, where they tomahawk;

found the five Indians lying dead, There shall their flocks in thymy within eight yards of each other. pasture stray,

This is a bloody transaction, and And shepherds dance at summer's stained with so much inhumanity, opening day;

that I blush to think it was an act Each wandering genius of the lonely perpetrated among a people who have glen

justly boasted of their humanity, and Shall start to view the glittering their strict observance of the rules of

haunts of men : And silence watch, on woodland heights around

HORRID COMMERCE IN A LAND OE The village curfew, as it tolls pro

FREEDOM. found.”

SEDLEY. In the last Number was given a Philadelphia, Sept. 17, 1818. considerable part of an Oration de+ CAMPBELL.

livered by Mr. Tyson before the { Protection Society of Maryland.”

The need of such a society on a CRUEL BUTCHERY. Mobile, July 31.-The transaction large scale will be evident from the stated in the following letters is the following Articles : most disgraceful that stains the American character. For the honour Notwithstanding all the fine phras-, of our countrymen we hope that we ed speeches which we have so often may hear of some palliating circum- heard uttered against the abominable stances.

practice of enslaving the black pop[ The first letter mentions, ulation of the world ; notwithstandthat five Indians were decoyed into a ing the laws which have been enacted surrender by the following stratagem. in this land of freedom to abolish this Capt. Boyle having possessed him- wicked custom, still even here it exself of their squaws and children, ists in all its native deformity. Scarce. through them informed the Indians if ly a mail arrives that does not furnish they would surrender, they should some new account of outrages comreceive his protection ; and on these mitted against this proscribed part of



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the human family. The ties of nature contains the names of no less than are broken; the parent, sundered eight vessels from the Atlantic states, from his offspring, has to linger out which have entered at that port withhis days in bondage. The moans of in a short time, with three hundred his wretchedness mingle with our and seventeen slaves. Now and shouts of LIBERTY, and together they then a seizure is made, and the slaves are borne on the wings of the wind are sold for the benefit of the United to distant nations, who do not fail of States, But let me ask, how does contrasting our professions of freedom this better their condition? They are with our works which produce slavery. slaves still ; and it is an even chance Of late, the practice of kidnapping that they fall into the hands of a more · free Blacks for the purpose of trans- cruel task master than the one who porting them to the south, to be sold first tore them from their friends and as slaves, has become so frequent that families, and landed them on our the accounts of these outrages are

shores. One hundred and thirtypassed over with all the sang froid nine of these poor, ill-fated human imaginable. It is but rare that the beings, some sick and some well, are perpetrators of this horrid crime are advertised for sale to the highest bidbrought to punishment. The tempt- der, in one lot. Read the following ations held out to the avaricious are description of them, and thank the so strong that an occasional exem- Almighty that he did not make the plary sentence does not deter others colour of your skin black.-Post. from pursuing the same course to AFRICAN NEGROES FOR SALE." amass wealth.--The punishment for *** WILL be exposed for sale, for kidnapping ought to be DEATH, if cash, at the Sheriff's office, on Monany crime under Heaven ought to be day, the 20th of July,at eleven o'clock thus punished.--Imprisonment for in the morning, 139 Negroes—to wit, life certainly ought to be inflicted. 27 men, 46 boys, 43 women, and 2 As the law now stands, it is a mere infants, and 21 girls, fifteen of whom dead letter. If it is enforced it does are sick, delivered to me by B. Chew, not destroy SLAVERY. It merely E. Lorrain, and W. Emerson, Esq’rs, perverts the price of HUMAN agreeable to the act entitled " BLOOD from the coffers of the spec- act respecting slaves ; imported into ulator to those of the government. this state in violation of the act of The law which aathorises blacks to Congress of the United States, apbe sold for the benefit of the govern- proved on the 2d of March, 1807,". ment, is a black page in our statute and adjudged by the district court of books that ought to be expunged. the United States for the Louisiana What! shall it be said that a nation, district, to have been illegally imwhose government is based on free- "ported in the brig Josefa 2d. dom, deals 'in human flesh with as

George W. Morgan, Shff. little feeling as a jockey does in horses New Orleans, July 10.-Albany or horned cattle ? Such is the fact, Register. and a most disgraceful one it is too. Why pot at once rather decapitate

SLAVE TRADE. or imprison the wretches who bave It is generally believed in Europe, brought these forlorn beings into that the laws of the United States for. bondage, and send the miserable the prevention of the “ trade in bublacks hence to the homes from man flesh," are very strictly executwhence they were purloined. Who ed. Blat we find mention made in can read the following and not shud- the New-Orleans papers,, of the capder at the depravity of human nature ? ture of a vessel having “ seventy-two

slaves on boasd, belonging to merTraffic in human fiesh.—This dis- chants of this place, and insured by graceful traffic, it seems, is carried ouz our underwriters,” &c. How is all in the southern states upon a most this ? And a writer in Poulson's puextensive scale, in defiance of all per, asserts 'boldly, that this illegal law, decency and religion, A late trade is countenanced by the AdNew-Orleans paper now before me, ministratio», in direct violation of the


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statute laws of the Union.” He adds affirm, that "the parlaker is as bad that “ imported slaves are sold by as the thief 2" the officers of government, and the What would be said of a parent proceeds paid into the public treasu- who should take stolen horses from ry.” Bold charges these! He adds his sons, sell them at public auction, further, “ John Lafitte, the pirate, in- and convert the money to his own formed me, that in 1813, he introduc- use! But how much more odious ed into Louisiana, eighteen hundred must it be in rulers thus to take huSlaves ; and Mitchel has depots a- man beings and sell them as slaves. long the Georgia and Carolina shores, What worse did the kidnappers do, for the reception of slaves he intends or intend to do than this? With to be discovered by the public au- great propriety the Albany Register uthorities, and then his agents in Savan- has said the law which authorises nah and Charleston become the pur- blacks to be sold for the benefit of the chasers.”_Centinel.

government, is a black page in our Many Articles of a similar charac- statute books that ought to be exter might easily be collected from the' punged."" It may justly be added, Newspapers. Indeed Articles of this that the barbarous sales under this kind have become so common that black law are foul stains on our nationwe fear they are read by many with al character-Stains which can never as little emotion or astonishment as be wiped away by all our boastings the every day advertisements for the of freedom and independence, or of sale of English and West India goods. the blood which has been shed in the But that we may have a more correct cause of liberty. In vain do we view of this traffic, let' it be supposed claim the character of a just and that the advertisements for the sale magnanimous nation while as a peoof human beings were taken, from a ple we tolerate such atrocious acts of Gazette of Algiers or Tunis, and that barbarity and injustice. the victims to be sold were white citizens of the United States; what would be the feelings of our govern- At Vassalborough, Me. Aug. 26 ment, and of our countrymen in Rev. Thomas Adams was ordained general ? Suppose moreover that the Pastor of the Society in that place. names of the victims should be given Introductory Prayer by Rev. Fifield and among them the name of a Son Holt, of Bloomfield ; Sermon by Rev. of His Excellency James Munroe, Jonathan Cogswell, of Saco ; ConsePresident of the United States, and a crating Prayer by Rev. D. Lovejoy, Son of His Excellency John Brooks of Fairfax ; Charge by Rev. E. GilGovernor of Massachusetts ! with let, of Hallowell; Right Hand by what emotion, what sympathy, what Rev. B. Tappan, of Augusta ;-and indignation would the Advertisements Concluding Prayer by Rev. J. Peet, be read ! Shall we then have no of Norridgewock. feeling for our black brethren who are In Hallowell, Me. on the 9th of kidnapped and sold, as thieves steal Sept. Rev. Winthrop Morse, to the and sell horses ! These man thieves care of the Baptist Society in that ought to be regarded as the most de- place. testable beings of the human race- Installed at Robbinstown, Me. war makers only excepted.

Sept. 9th, Rev. D. Lovejoy, as PasShall then a government which tor of the Congregational Society in boasts of being a free government, that town, or a government for the protection of liberty, participate in the crimes of

OBITUARY. manstealers ? Shall such a govern- Died in Boston, Samuel Bradford, ment under the pretext of checking Esq. Sheriff of the county of Suffolk. the abominable practice of kidnap- Also, Sept. 19, Rev. Francis Anping, take human beings from the thony Matignon, D. D. a much reshands of abandoned villains, and then pected Pastor of the Catholic Church. sell them as slaves to the highest bid- At Brighton, Mrs. Naboy, the wife der! In this case, may we not boldly of Mr. Samuel Davis, aged 38.


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Character of Mrs. Susanna a prominent excellence, that

Wright, who died Sept. 12, she showed an independence,
1818, aged 77, relict of the a decision, a marked abhore
late Rev. , Phinehas Wright rence in her expressions of
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detestation for duplicity and Divine providence appoints notorious wickedness. In this it as our duty to record the she has seldom been surpassdeath of this eminent Christian. ed, and we could only consider Her character máy be exhibit. it as flowing from a high sense ed to uncommon advantage of virtue and from conscious for the imitation of her sex. rectitude. Its leading traits would reflect She filled with honour her honour on all christians. station as the head of a family ;

She possessed the qualities " looked well to the ways of of mind and heart, which her household ;” and mingled formed her for an interesting firmness with mildness and and confidential acquaintance condescension in domestic and friend. An improved government. understanding and a corrrect

a lover of hospitaljudgment, united with a social ity." No visitants ever retir. temper rendered her an object" ed from her presence and of respect and satisfaction in habitation but with a full belief the circle of her friends. To that the professions of friendthese were added the sincerity, · ship she had uttered, and her the candour, the freedom froin tokens of solicitude for their disguise, the simplicity of welfare and happiness had manners, which strengthened come from the heart. her claims to general attention Her desire for the plain and and confidence.

unceremonious intercourse of ed her mouth with wisdom, ancient times with her conand in her tongue was the law stitutional feelings of sympaof kindness."

thy and kindness, happily fitted She had always a manile of her for the offices of good charity in readiness to spread neighbourhood.

The people over involuntary crrours of with whom she lived, long speech, judgment, and con- bear grateful and respectful duct. It was at the same time testimony to her affectionate V01. VI. No. 11.

She was

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