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to leave for a while his wife and children in the desert, and plunging into its grosser darkness, and its greater perils, he there endured privations, and familiarized himself with scenes to which nothing could reconcile the mind of an Englishman and a Christian, but the love of souls and the love of Christ. His labor was completely successful.
The British Wesleyan Missionary Society appear to have about twenty stations, mostly among the Caffres, twenty-five European missionaries; number of members in Society one thousand eight hundred and fourteen; number of scholars four thousand and fifty-four.
Some idea of the extensive improvement which is taking place among the Caffres, may be formed from the report of the printing department. More than three hundred copies of a Caffre periodical are published quarterly, not for gratuitous distribution, but for sale to those natives who send in their names as subscribers to the work. During the year, there had also been printed in Caffre, five hundred copies of the Acts of the Apostles, five hundred of the Rules of the Society, and one thousand reading lessons. Of various works four thousand copies were to be immediately printed in Caffre, and the same number in Dutch. It was, also, determined to print five hundred copies of Mr. Ayliff's English and Caffre Dictionary. A second addition of Mr. Boyce's Caffre grammar, has lately been printed in England, under the charge of Mr. W.J. Davis.
A manifest Divine influence has attended the preaching of the Word among the Bechuanas. The missionary has free access to the whole of the large population. A Chapel, which will contain one thousand persons, has been built at one station, together with two small chapels. Many of the young are anxiously inquiring what they must do to be saved. The progress of true religion among the Mantatees is extraordinary. This large tribe, which, until lately, was shut up in the deepest darkness, appears to be prepared for a general reception of divine truth. At the two stations which have been occupied, an extensive religious awakening has taken place, and many have proved that the Gospel is the power of God' unto salvation. Some of the converts are zealously employed in calling their heathen countrymen to repentance. At one school are more than twenty boys, sons of the most influential chiefs of the nation, who are teceiving regular instruction in useful learning. A copious grammar of the Bechuana language has been published, together with other elementary works.—Boston Recorder.
Naval.—The U. S. brig Dolphin arrived at St. Croix on the 21st ult. from the coast of Africa, having touched at Gaudaloupe and Martinique. She left Porto Praya, Cape de Verds, on the 23d of March, at which time the Cyane had not returned from the African coast. But one death, (that of John Jackson, an Englishman,) had occurred on board the Dolphin since the 7th of February. Nine deaths had occurred previously. The Grampus lost two men at Porto Praya, which make five deaths on board that vessel. These facts we derive from a letter in the N. Y. American.
0 Hor. Walter Froward, of Pennsylvania, Comptroller of the Treasury, and Hon. E. WHITTLESEY, of Ohio, bave been appointed by their respective State Colonization Societies, members of the Board of Directors of the American Colonization Society. Both of these gentlemen have long been friends of the cause, and favorably known lo the public.
CONTRIBUTIONS to the Pennsylvania State Colonization Society,
from 8th March, to 20th May, 1841, inclusive. March 24th, Received of S. Chickering, donation
- 5 00 May 18th, Cash, $25
· 25 00 “ 19th, Alexander Henry, $50; R. Suter, jr., $10,
. 60 00 158 22 Collections by the Rev. J. 8 Pixney, Agent of the Pennsylvania Colo
nization Society, at Chester county, of, J. Wattee, $1; Julia Davis, 50c; M. Herslie, 50c; N. Davis, 50c; J. Davis,
50c; J. Saller, $1 ; Wm. Umplely, $1; of Union Colonization Society of Chester, viz. J. Martin, $1; H. A. Hesson, $1; S. Speakman, 50c; J. Speakman, 50c; A. Speakman, 50c; Wm. Wilson, 50c; F. D. Gibson, 50c; J. P. Cook, 50c; J. Milner, 50c
10 50 Pittsburg, C. Brewer, $100; G. Breed, $20; H. Childs, $20 ; R. F. Ken
nedy, $10; F. Baird, $10; John Shipton, $5; D. S. Smith, $1; J. B.
D. Richey, $5; J. Painter, $5; J. R. Speer, $5;;
609'50 Washington, D.-McConohy, $5; D. Moore, $5; Alexander Reed, $5; Dr.
R. P. Reed, $5; J. L. Gow, $5; J. Marshall, $10; W. Wylie, $5; Dr. Murdock, $5; J. Dagg, $2; J. Grayson, $5; J. Brice, $10; J. Mills, $5; Wm. Smith, $5; T. M. T. McKennan, $10; Dr. Stevens, $5; J. L. Cook, $5; H. Hazel, $1; H. Langley, $1 ; L. Haslit, $1 ; Cash, $2; T. Grayson, $1;6. C. Haine, $1; Cash, $1; Dr. Moore, $5; Dr. Wishart, $5; C. M. Reed, $5; Treasurer of Upper Buffalo Colonization Society, $30; C. Dodd, $5; various others, $15
168 00 Brownsville, G. Hagg, $55; J. Bowman, $5; Mrs. J. Bowman, $5; E. L.
Lines, $2; Miss Beaver, $1 ; Jesse Kenworthy, towards the purchase of New Cesters, $10; J. B. McKennan, $1; Bailey, $1; A. B. Bowman, $2; R. Rogers, executor of J. Thornton, $5; R. Rogers, $1 ; Dr. Robin
89 00 Uniontown, N. Ewing, $5; J. Morgan, $2 ; J. Stoneroad, $2; H. Evans,
$10; R. G. Hopwood, $2; Richard Beason, $5;J. Veecle, $5; H. Espy, $10; G. Mason, $3; E. P. Oliphant, $1 ;D. Huston, $1; Dr. Campbell, $2 ; Mrs. Wilson, $2; J. Beason, $5; J. Gibson, $5; A. L. Craine, $1; J. G. Allen, $1; P. H. Ellen, $1; Mr. Veech, $2 ; Dr. Sturgeon, $3 ; A. Newton, $1; E. Browfield, $1; Mr. Galloway, $1; collection, $1 58;
Mrs. Stoneroad, 50c; Mr. N. Brownfield, 50c; Mr. Roberts, 50c; Cash,
81 58 3 00
$1118 72 The friends of Colonization in Pennsylvania are informed that the office of the Society in Philadelphia is removed to No. 66 South 6th street, where all donations for the Society, or payments for the African Repository, may be made to the Agent, Rev.J. B. Punxer.
CONTRIBUTIONS to the American Colonization Society, from the
25th April, to the 3d May, 1841.
MAINE. Remitted by Capt. George Barker:
Donations. Repository. Total, Collections of various individuals
42 75 49 50 91 25 MASSACHUSETTS. Boston, Asa Bullard
Rev. Thos. P. Field, to constitute him, their pas-
392 00 NEW YORK. Orange co., Remitted by Rev. C. Cummins, D. D., 5 00 Albany, Armania Platt, for himself, $50; Archibald McIntire $50
105 00 PENNSYLVANIA. Coatsville, Dr. Jos. Gardiner, for 1841
1 50 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. Washington, Campbell & Coyle
Norfolk, James D. Johnson
18 50 Fairfield, Rev. James Paine
5 00 Charlottesville, J.C. Halsall, balance necessary to constitute Rev. Wm. White a Life Member
NORTH CAROLINA. Collections by the Rev. Wm. McKenney
50 00 SOUTH CAROLINA. Beaufort, William Fipp, per Mr. Sanders,
College and vicinity, per H. L. Richards, Cor. Sec. 20 00 Cincinnati, Hamilton co. Col. Soc. per E. Robins, Tr. 45 60 Elyria, per O. Moleath, P. M.
INDIA NA. Bloomington, J. Weire, per A. Buskirk, P. M.
NOTE.—The account of collections made by Rev. WM. McLain in the West and South, to the amount of about five thousand dollars, ($5,000,) must be deferred to the next number, for want of details.
TIIE AFRICAN REPOSITORY,
Published semi-monthly, at $1 50 in advance, when sent by mail, or $200 if not paid
till after the expiration of six months, or when delivered to subscribers in cities.
WASHINGTON, JUNE 15, 1841.
THE LATE EXPEDITION FOR LIBERIA. It is with feelings of no ordinary degree of pleasure, that we announce to our readers the departure of another company of emigrants for a home in Liberia. They sailed from New Orleans on the 13th of May; and, if we may judge from notices which appeared in the public prints, excited a warm and lively feeling of interest in that community. The “ New Or: leans Commercial Bulletin ” of the 14th ult. contains the following account of their departure :
“ ExpeditioN FOR LIBERIA.—'The bark Union sailed for Monrovia, Liberia, last evening, having on board 43 emigrants sent out by the Ameri can Colonization Society. They are a gond, honest; industrious and intelligent company, well provided with farming utensils, household and kitchen furniture, school books, and other articles necessary for their comfort and usefulness.
“ 'The bark had on board several thousand dollars worth of goods, &c. sent out for the purpose of purchasing more territory from the nativos, and extending the influence of the Colony.
“The Union goes in the service of a large commercial house of this city, with a large cargo on board, for the purpose of trading with tho natives ; our fellow citizen, Joseph G. Walton, Esq., goes out as supercargo
" This is a new era in the commerce of this city. The trade of the Western coast of Africa is immensely important, and we are glad to see our enterprising citizens engaging in it. We hope the day is not far distant when many such expeditions will leave our city.”
Of these emigrants, seven were from Louisville, Kyi, the remainder of a family, part of whom went out a year and a half since. Fourteen were from Paducah, Ky., nineteen from Lebanon, Tenn., and two from New Orleans, one of whom had been in the Colony before and embraced this opportunity of returning. Taken altogether, they were a most interesting company of emigrants. Most of them were of a good age to emigrate. They were healthy, good looking, well behaved and industrious. Several of them are professors of religion, and one of them is a preacher of the Gospel, in good and regular standing in the Methodist Episcopal Church:
They were remarkably well supplied with clothing, cooking utensils, household furniture, and implements of husbandry, and will no doubt make useful citizens of the Commonwealth of Liberia.
The bark Union, in which they sailed, is a fine vessel of three hun. dred tons, bought by a large commercial house in New Orleans expressly to commence a trade with the Western coast of Africa. She afforded the emigrants sufficient room and the best of accommodations.
It is due to the citizens of Louisiana and Mississippi, and to the Managers of their State Colonization Societies, to state, that they showed the greatest liberality in their contributions to aid in starting this expedition, and in the effort to purchase from the natives those two most important points, New Cesters and Gallinas. They have thus given us the strongest evidence that the cause of Colonization is advancing in those States, and promises great things for the future. Indeed, from all parts of the country, we are cheered by the strongest marks of encouragement, and are urged to prosecute our arduous labors, with renewed zeal.
ADDRESS TO THE CLERGY OF ALL DENOMINATIONS.
The Fourth DAY OF JULY will be famous through all future generations, as the birth-day of the greatest and happiest Republic which ever existed. It is earnestly wished by the friends of African Colonization, that this day should also be associated intimately with the existence and progress of another Republic, now rising to importance, on the Western coast of Africa. It is hoped and believed, that this newly established Colony will, under the smiles of a benignant Providence, be to Africa what the United States are to the continent of America; and that both of them will long continue to be the dwelling place of freedom, and the asylum for the oppressed. The signal interpositions of Divine Providence in the preservation of the infant settlement of Liberia, in time past, furnishes solid ground of confidence, that the enterprize has the approbation of Heaven; and if that be true, in vain will be the opposition of all its enemies. It must and will be successful; and our children or grandchildren may live to see that fertile country peopled by millions of intelligent and happy freemen. No country in the world is capable of supporting a denser population from the native productions of the soil; and none are better situated for carrying on commerce with all the richest parts of the globe. And whatever reluctance may now be felt by the people of color to emigration to Africa, the time will come when they will be so sensible that it will be for their interest to leave this country, where they can never rise to the enjoyment of equal privileges with the whites, and seek a residence and a home in Liberia, where the colored man will not only be highest in the social scale, but where he will have all the power in his own hands. Let not the friends al Selenization bp disheartened. The darkest period of the history of