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made it imperious upon the superintendent of the settlement, to fill the decanter when honored with the royal presence, or that of any man of note ; and we never knew any motion made to leave the house, until the last drop had been drained from it; after which, the stirrup or parting cup had to be taken and hís majesty's jug to be filled, to treat his wives and friends with, upon his return home that evening. This hard drinking, however, is almost exclusively contined to the great and noble of the land, as it would ill become a poor man to get drunk, as he would, if at home, be sure to commit some breach of the peace, and "catch a palaver,” which perhaps might cost him half his substance. I believe further, that it is unlawful for a poor man to get drunk, by himself, according to their law. But the kings and headmen, care not a fig for law or custom, and should a barrel of rum be placed in their hands, they would never see a sober moment till the whole was consumed. King Jo Harris said to me, one day after having performed his usual feast, concerning the decanter, laying his hand on an empty puncheon, “I savey; you man for governor, tell, governor, him send one punch rum for dash we, (meaning kings) top, tell him send two punch, one for me King Jo Harris, me one, and tother for dash all country gentlemen.” They are literally crazy after rum, and no business or trade of importance can be discussed iintil the preliminaries are settled by a jug of rum being placed before the parties. When foreign rum cannot be obtained, they are in the habit of drinking large quantities of palm wine, which is produced from the palm tree, and is of a very intoxicating nature.

We find the following account of the interment of "King Tom Bassa, of little Bassa, a prince remarkable for his good sense, moderation and love of justice.

"Two bullocks were slain, one placed at the head and the other at the foot of the grave, into which were also put two large chests of dry goods, in the same position, also one high post bedstead and mattress, a present from a slave; then the corpse dressed after civilized mode with a hat, two umbrellas and shoes, then a kettle of rice; two large pots of rice, one at the head and the other at the foot; two large looking glasses in the same position: coral beads, pipes, tobacco, mugs, decanters, wash hand-basins, swords, cutlasses and one hundred native mats, when a general fill up took place. Outside of the grave was placed a large slave pot to receive donations from the pious."

"As soon as his death' was known, a general lamentation took place throughout the country; and, it is said, every absentee is obliged to perform this cry, no matter how many years elapsed before he returns to his country—it being viewed in the light of a religious duty. It must have been an affecting sight indeed, to see a whole nation bewailing the loss of their father king: but'outward lamentations are mere forms, which all nations adopt on such occasions; and the Bassa people were shortly after seen indulging themselves in the firing of guns and drinking to excess, with the greatest nonchalance in the world, all too in honor of the deceased.

The Herald has the following paragraph in relation to the religious tenents of the natives:

"We know but little of the religious belief of the Bassa nations. They seem to have a confused idea, of a good spirit, who made all things, but they appear to reverence far more an evil spirit or devil. They believe that in another world men will follow the same pursuits that they do in this. They believe in witchcraft and charms, and so highly are those manufactured by the Mandingoes prized, that no money will tempt them to sell their principal gregrees. 'l'he Mandingoes, in order to increase the sale of their gregrees, do not hesitate to assure them that no charm can reach them while they wear them about their necks. One had the assurance to say to us, that his was powerful enough to shield bim from the effects of a cannon ball, and it was under this belief, that in our first native war, the bravest of them would rush up to the cannon's mouth, though loaded, and foolishly embrace it. Before you enter any town, you can generally see some gregree hanging over the main path, and is fore their houses, but whether dedicated to good or evil spirits, we know not.'

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FOURTH OF JULY. We again invite the attention of thic friends of Colonization to the essential importance of their using every effort

to obtain liberal aid to the Society on the ensuing Fourth of July.' The Reverend Clergy, especially, who have heretofore been so efficient on similar occasions, will, it is hoped, find additional incentives to their philanthropic zeal in the appeal published in the last number of the Repository.

The following article is subjoined from the Vermont Chronicle of May

COLONIZATION SOCIETY.-The Fourth of July is at hand; and lest the noise that has been made and tke diverse questions that have been raised of late about the Colonization Society and its doings, should cause any to forget its claims upon them as patriots, pbilanthropists, and Christians, for active co-operation at this time, it is our purpose to bring those claims before our readers a little more distinctly and fully than we should otherwise have thought desirable. We accordingly publish Mr. Hubbard's letter. And we shall endeavor before the day for the annual contribution arrives, to show, with as little reference as may be to existing controversies, in what light the enterprise ought to be viewed by the good people of Vermont.

For this week we will only submit, for consideration, certain acknowledgements in favor of the Society, lately made by one of its prominent opposers. Mr. Charles Stuart, who has been its most diligent and determined opj'oser in England, and who has just arrived in this country, to join hands with Anti-Colonizationists here, not long since wrote a letter to the Editor of the London Herald of Peace, from which the following is copied:

“But is there nothing good, then, in the American Colonization SocietyYes, there is, - Ist. For Africa it is good. It interrupts the African slave trade within its own limits; and the least interruption to that nefarious traffic is an unspeakable good. 2d. For the few coloured people whu prefer leaving their native country and emigrating to Africa, it is unquestionably a great blessing. 3d. To the slaves, whose slavery it has been, or may be, the means of commuting to transportation, itis a blessing, just in as far as transportation is a lesser evil than slavery; and this is by no means a trifling good. 4th. But its highest praise, and a praise which the writer cordially yields to it, is the fact that it forms a new centre; whence, as from our Sierra Leone, and the Cape of Good Hope, Civilization and Christianity are radiating through the adjoining darkness. In this respect, no praise can equal the worth of these settlements.”

Can any impeachment of the molives and feelings of the friends of Colonization, have the weight of a feather against these admissions, with any sane and honest mind? Let any one who has heretofore contributed to this cause, ask himself whether he has not done it for the accomplishment of such objects as Mr. Stuart admits to be good, and whether in all honesty and fairness, he must not suppose his fellow-labourers to have been, all along, actuated by motives as pure and worthy as his own.

INTELLIGENCE.

[From the Washington (Penn.) Examiner, of Belles Lettres in Washington Col. May 24, 1834.]

lege, on behalf of the American CoCOLONIZATION AND ABOLITION. On Thursday the 15th day of May,

lonization Society; but inasmuch as inst. in pursuance of a request or in the evening was far spent, it was vitation from Mr. M. Sutliff of Phil. concluded to defer the discussion to adelphia, Agent for the Anti-Slavery a future period.

a future period. Whereupon, on Society, with a view to the establish- motion of John L. Gow, Esq. Profr. ment of an Anti-Slavery Society in of English Literature in Washington this place, a very large and respeco by calling the Rev. Ď. Elliott to the ,

College, the meeting was organized table meeting of the citizens was convened at the Court House, and an Chair, and appointing Wm. Baird, address was delivered by Mr. S. ex- Esq. Secretary; and by agreement of planatory of the designs and in fur. the parties an adjournment was made therance of the views of the Anti- to meet at the Court House on Tues. Slavery Society.—At the close of this day evening the 20th of May, inst. address, Mr. Sutliff

, who had in the at 5 o'clock, P. M. course of his remarks expressed his

At the time and place appointed, opposition to the American Coloni- the meeting again assembled, and be zation Society and contrasted it with ing called to order by the Chairman, the Anti-Slavery Society, took occa the following question and order of

. sion to invite discussions as to the re

debate was agreed upon by the parlative merits of the two Societies. ties, viz. This invitation was accepted by Wil- Anti-Slavery, or the American Colonization

Which is the preferable plan, that of the liam K. M'Donald, Esq. Professor Society, for the abolition of slavery; and other evils attendant upon the present con- The friends of Anti-Slavery made dition of the coloured population of the U. an effort previous to the passage of States?”

“Each speaker to be limited to thirty mi- these resolutions to exclude from vonutes and to speak alternately.”

ting any persons who had been forA very animated discussion then merly members of a Colonization or took place which was sustained with Anti-Slavery Society. A resolution ability by both sides for the space of was offered to this effect and rejectfrom seventeen to twenty hours at ed by the meeting. intervals through three successive The following gentlemen were days. The views of the Anti-Sla- then appointed a committee to make very Society were sustained princi- arrangements for reviving the Colopally by Mr. Loughead of Pittsburg, nization Society in this county, as an Agent of the Society, by Mr. Sut- provided for in the second resolution, liff of Philadelphia, also an Agent of viz:- Isaac Leet, Esq. Alexr. Reed, the Society; by Dr. Francis J. Le Esq. Profr. Lee, Dr. M'Conaughy Moyne, of the borough of Washing- and Profr. Gow. ton, and by Mr. Hamilton. The It was then on motion Colonization Society was advocated Resolved, That a statement of the proby W. K. M’Donald, A. M. John ceedings of the meeting should be published

in the newspapers of this county. L. Gow, Esq. Richard Henry Lee, A. M. and the Rev. W. P. Alrich,

The meeting then adjourned. A. M. all Professors of Washington

D. ELLIOTT, Chairman.

WM. BAIRD, Secretary. College. In the course of the discussion some incidental remarks were [From the Christian Intelligencer.] offered by Dr. M'Conaughy, Presi- NEW YORK Young Men's °COLONIZAdent of Washington College, by Isaac

TION SOCIETY. Leet, Esq. and some other gentle- This Society held an interesting men, in favor of the Colonization meeting on Friday evening, the 23d, system.

in Rev. Dr. Brodhead's Church in So great was the interest, excited Broome street. by the discussion, that, notwithstand- The meeting was opened with ing its extreme length, the attention prayer by the Rev. Dr. Brodhead, of the audience did not seem to flag, after which an interesting letter was but on the contrary to become more read by the President, G. P. Disosintense; and at the close the house way, Esq., from Elliott Cresson, was more crowded than it had been Esq., of Philadelphia, announcing at any former period.

the formation of a similar Society in At the termination of the debate, Philadelphia, and that they had althe following resolutions were mov- ready sent out directions for the

pured by Isaac Leet, Esq. for the purchase of territory at Bassa Cove, and pose of ascertaining the sense of the were preparing to receive 110 pious meeting on this important and en- Baptist and Methodist slaves, late grossing subject:

the property of Dr. Hawes, of Va.. Resolved, That this meeting do approve Another letter was read from a lady of the plan and operations of the American in Alabama, expressing great feeling Colonization Society for colonizing the free and interest in the cause. people of colour of the United States. Resolved, That a committee of five gen

The following resolution was then tlemen be appointed make immediate ar- offered by Thomas G. Fletcher; Esq. rangements for reviving the Society in this and unanimously adopted:county, auxiliary to the American Coloni

Resolved, That the recent examinations. zation Society.

and discussions in this city, of the relative After some discussion as to the merits of the immediate emancipation and manner of taking the vote and other colonization schemes, have but the more incidental matters, the question was strong!y, shown the paramount humanity loudly called for, and upon being put, of our coloured population, of the plans and

and wisdom in regard to the best interests both resolutions were carried by over principles of our Colonization Societies. ,whelming majorities.

Mr. F. accompanied the resolution

by an address, in which he entered met in the city of New Haven, Conn.
at length into the objections urged by on the 7th and adjourned on the 14th
the Abolitionists against the scheme of May, the following Report was
of colonization, and in which he adopted:-
successfully demonstrated the wis- American Colonization Society.
dom as well as benevolence of the en- ference of the Methodist E. Church, in con-

Resolved, by the New York Annual Conterprise; showing from what it has ference assembled, 1. That this conference already done and is capable of doing, view with increasing interest and favor, the the strong claims it has upon the truly noble and philanthropic enterprise of sympathies of a Christian communi- colonizing the free people of color of these

United States, with their own consent, on ty.

the coast of Africa. The following resolution was then That the pecuniary and other embaroffered by B. B. Thatcher, Esq., of rassments which have attended the operaBoston, and unanimously adopted:

tions of the Board of Managers of the Ameri

can Colonization Society, so far from lessenResolved, That the American Colonization Society is eminently patriotic, and ing the confidence of the conference in the commends itself to the regards of the young prise, should serve but to increase their in

practicability and final success of the entermen of our country as admirably adapted to terest, and efforts in its behalf. strengthen and perpetuate the Union of the

3. That the measures recently adopted by States, as well as promote the best interests the Board meet the cordial approbation of of our whole coloured population.

the conference, and in their opinion, if the Mr. T. made an interesting ad- Board is sustained by the public, will soon dress, showing the strong obligation place the Colony at Liberia in a condition of the North to assist their brethren more prosperous than at any former period. of the South, in the great work in regret the opposition that has been got up

4. That the conference view with deep which the Society is engaged. He and prosecuted with so much heat against was listened to with great interest. the colonization plan, by men who profess to

Thetwo following resolutions were have the same great object in view as the Cothen offered by the Rev. Dr. Brod-lonization Society; viz. the good of the man of

color. This conference consider that oppohead, accompanied by a few remarks, position and the other movements of the aboliand unanimously adopted:

tionists, as directly calculated to injure the Resolved, That the American Coloniza. | best interests of colored men, whether bond tion Society was, in the opinion of this or free, whether on this side or the other meeting, founded in benevolence towards side of the Atlantic—and at the same time, the people of colour, and that its proceed- they cannot but apprehend most unfavorable ings and success afford the best grounds for results from such operations to the progress hope that the expectations of its friends will of Christian principles. be realized in the final elevation and eman- 5. That, hallowed as Liberia is with the cipation of the African race.

sleeping dust of the first foreign missionaries Resolveil, That committees be appointed of the M. E. Church, and identified, as it is, by this Society to obtain subscribers to its with the holy design of the Church spread

Constitution, as well as to solicit donations Gospel light and truth, not only upon the and contributions required, in aid of supplies coast, but also into the interior of Africa, to be sent in the Jupiter to Liberia. our Christian sympathies gather around the The meeting was then addressed infant Colony, with an intensity of feeling

not to be overcome by opposition, or cooled with great eloquence and force by by time. Rev. Mr. GURLEY, of Washington 6. That each preacher be at liberty to City, and after the benediction by take up collections on or about the 4th of Rev. Dr. Brodhead, adjourned.

July, for the benefit of the American Colo

nization Society It is contemplated to hold similar meetings in other churches for the COLONIZATION AT METHUEN. purpose of more fully diffusing light We have received from our worthy corupon this interesting subject, and respondent, in Methuen, an account of the from which great good may be ex- flourishing village. Our friends there have

formation of a Colonization Society in that pected to result.

F.

engaged in this work with a spirit and zea!

worthy of themselves. The meeting at the New York CONFERENCE.

Society was of an interesting character:At the late session of the New Among those who addressed the meeting, York Annual Conference of the were Messrs. Tracy, Baker, Hackett and

McLane, from Andover.-- Lowell (Mass.) Methodist Episcopal Church, which Erangelist.

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New YORK CONTRIBUTIONS. place of settlement at Cape Palmas on the [From the National Intelligencer, May 31.] Coast of Africa. It appears that they have

The Colonization Society of New York succeeded in acquiring the title of about 400 have resolved to raise the sum of two thous- square miles-extending along the coast and dollars, and place the same at the dis about twenty miles, and about the same disposal of the Parent Society, towards fur- tance in the interior. It embraces the Cape nishing the supplies now urgently required and Harbor—the latter of which is said to in the Colony of Liberia, and which are to be the best on the coast from Sierra Leone be shipped, if the means of purchasing them to Fernando Po. This settlement is said to can be obtained, by the Jupiter, which is to be high and healthy, without any stagnant sail again for Africa in about a week. pools or morasses about it. The soil is rich

The New York Board of Brokers on Fri- and the waters stocked with abundance of day last voted a donation of one hundred fine oysters and fish. It was paid for with dollars to the Colonization Society, to be ex- merchandise, to the exclusion of ardent spirits pended in the colonial supplies to be ship- —and a stipulation made by the Society to ped by the Jupiter.

establish, within one year, three free schools

for the benefit of the native children, in CAPE PALMAS--An Address of the Board three of the principal towns. The disposiof Managers of the Maryland Colonization tion of the natives is friendly and their deSociety, has been recently published, con- sire for improvement strong. taining the particulars of the purchase for a

CONTRIBUTIONS
To the Am. Col. Society in the month of May, 1834.

Gerrit Smith's first Plan of Subscription.
Judge Porter, New Orleans,

$100
Collections from Churches.
Harrison, Indiana, in Rev. Mr. Schofield's Church,
Schenectady, New York, from Presbyterian Church, by Rev. J. T. Backus, 80

Auxiliary Societies. -
Fredericksburg Auxiliary Society, by Rev.
Mr. Chester,

37 Virginia Auxiliary Society, by B. Brand, Treasurer,

400 Troy (Miami Co. Ohio) Auxiliary Society, by Micaiah Fairfield,

26 Donations. Rev. Daniel Baker, Savannah, Georgia,

5 First Presbyt'n. Sunday School in Alleghanytown, Pa. by Rev. John Newlan, 62 Mrs. Washington, Mount Vernon,

20 African Repository. Miss Lucy Payne, Goochland, Va.

2 Micaiah Fairfield, Troy, Miami Co. Ohio,

3 Collections in Albany, New York, in part of a proposed subscription of $3,000 for the pur

pose of sending ONE HUNDRED TEMPERANCE EMIGRANTS of unexceptionable character to Liberia, to be established in a village or town to be called Albany;" transmitted by

John T. Norton, Esq. Cortland Van Rensselaer,

$150
Ladies in First Presbyt'n. Church $90; J. & J. Townsend $60; 150
Eustus Corning $50; Gideon Hawley $25; Jason Page $20; 95
John Willard, Stephen J. Ridar, James Denniston, James

Goold, Galen Batcheldor, E. P. & J. H. Prentice, Ambrose
Spencer, Philip S. Van Rensselaer, Joel Rathbone, Aaron

Thorp, James Boren, Israel Smith, Christian Miller, each $30; 390
Henry L'. Webb, Friend Humphrey, Russell Forsyth, John A.

Dix, William Lallarcy, Thomas W. Olcott, David Wood,
Edwin Croswell, James King, Harmanus Bleecker, D. D.
Barnard, each $15;

165
Rev. E. N. Kirk, Rev. Alonzo Potter, Ladies of South Dutch
Church, John 0. Cole, each $10,

40 A friend, by Rev. E, N. Kirk, Richard Yates, Bradford R.

Wood, Levi Hubbell, J. P. Cassady, George Dexter, J. Mc-
Clure, Philip Phelps, P. H. Ostrander, Theodore Olcott, R.
Winslow, Paul Roberts, Joseph Sherno, Peter Boyd, J. Alex-
ander, Jesse Buel, each $5;

80 Mr. Pemberton $3; Cash $3; Chauncey Johnson $2; Mr. Jones

$2; Sidney Guest $1; Samuel Watson $1; Cash 75 cts.; Cash 25 cts.; Cash $1.50; Preston Sheldon $1; a little girl 25 cts.; Wm. McElroy $1; Interest $1.54; Cash $5;

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