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replied in the Spanish language-Capt. D. then ordered 2d Lieut. A. H. Hughes to “ low away and board,” and, in case she was any ways suspectful to give a sign by waving his handkerchief over the brig's side. On boarding the vessel Lient. Hughes soon found that she was a bona fide slaver, actually laden with slaves; he accordingly gave the required signal, followed by three hearty cheers, responded to by the San Jacinto, and, more than all, seconded from below the brig's deck by the pent up slaves themselves.
Capt. Dornin, it appears, then visited the slave brig. Examining minutely every place by which any thing like identifying or tracing out the port of the brig's outfit might be gotten at, (which marks, of course, were quite scarce) it was found that the brig's chronometer had been rated in New York. There were also some other marks, all of which, together with the previous knowledge many of the officers and crew of the San Jacinto had of the famous Storm King, of New York, identified her beyond doubt as that vessel. On her stern also were printed the American flag and the coat of arms of the State of New York. STRONGER PROOF STILI.—on board the slave brig was a sailor who had forinerly sailed, as a man-of-war's man, in the San Jacinto, his then captor.
Capt. Dornin, having taken charge of the brig, in the name of the U.S. Government, the slaves were counted—619 in number-A prize crew of 15 men, was then shipped from the San Jacinto, on board the brig—the crew and quasi passengers of the latter, 10 in number, (of whom all who were found in the cabin professed to be passengers, except a young chap calling himself the doctor) were secured by irons ;-all other necessaries arranged, and the brig with the slaves set sail for this port, where she arrived on the 24th ultimo, under command of Lieut. Hughes, who first boarded her, with assistant officers, Midshipmen McCook and Ewen. On the passage only three of the slaves died, a less mortality than is general on board slavers for the same length of time, owing to the fact that the time of capture could have been no more than 24 to 36 hours from their shipment by the slaver, and thus the horrible effects of the passage had not fully set in upon them.
The Slave vessels in Harbor.--Early the next morning after the arrival, we paid a personal visit to the slave brig, the supposed Storm King, in order that we might, for once, witness whatever there was to be witnessed on board of a slave ship. To our desire we got on board before anything had been altered, or any of the human cargo had been removed to the shore. Such a sight had never before met our eyes : wretchedness, and misery in the most haggard forms were before us. Imagine 617 people naked, sick and dying, crowded in the hold of a little vessel of 167 tons, or there-abouts ; filth and pollution of the foulest kind spread on every side, rather on every person, old women and pregnant women, fathers and sons, little children and infant babes, all jammed, huddled or packed together, bearing more an analogy to sardmes in a box than that of human beings, of immortal souls.
The Storm King is a fine, fleet craft of her kind, a regular New York clipper. The officer of the man-of-war, who had her in command, assured us that he had seen but few faster vessels ; 12 miles an hour, said he, with not all of her usual sails set, was easy speed for her-16 miles to an hour he could get out of her without much strain. The man-of-war came upon the Storm King in a calm, otherwise, though the man-of-war was a steamer, she could never, said the officer in charge, “ have smelt her."
AMERICAN TONNAGE DUES AND LIBERIAN VESSELS. An American trader to our coast, writing to his agent in this city says, “I am doing all that I can to have Mr. Roye's money refunded him, and think that I shall succeed ; get from Mr. Seys an oficial certificate, that United States vessels do not pay any more charges in Liberian ports than Liberian vessels do."
This merchant is quite right. However, we desire not to claim as a favor from the United States any thing that belongs to us of a right. According to all the principles of justice and international law ; according to the just principles of Reciprocity :-according to that pet doctrine so often declared and oriener pleaded by the United States, that the United States desire to treat every nation the same as that nation treats them, Liberian vessels should have the same treatment in ports of the United States as the United States' vessels receive in Liberian ports.
FAIR AT Cape PALMAS. We learn that a Fair has been recently held at Cape Palmas-Orphans' Asylum, Harper. The Fair was for the special benefit of this charitable institution, as we are informed.
Our neighbours at Palmas are undoubtedly ahead of us of this county in such matters ; they seem to have the right view of things. How in finitely more laudable it is to have such entertainments of use and profit in every respect, than our old, sensual and material way of feasting up every cent we get, in parties, picnics, soirees, &c. It is not the having of our parties, &c., however, that we would condemn as a whole, but it is the sameness of plan, the one grand idea of ro EAT, which seems to be the monarch of all our entertainments, that does not reflect so creditably upon us.
Cannot we too have some of our entertainments, ever and anon, "based on some other purpose ?" A soiree musical, by tickets, the proceeds of which after defraying expenses should go to some charitable institution a fair based on somewhat the same plan ; some social parties gotten up for the benefit of some needed charity, would be a redemption for our heretofore misappliances.
The Ladies we believe were the prime movers in the Orphans' Asylum Fair-Our Ladies we are sure " won't take ihat."
The BARK “ ERIE." A few moments before we left the deck of the slave brig, a signal was made for a vessel off the leeward. Not long afıerward a large, fine, full-rigged ship rounded the cape. No sooner than the head sails of the ship became visible from the brig's deck, a young Portuguese on board, calling himself a passenger recognized her as the vessel which he had left in the Congo river, and said: "there now they have got her.” He was correct. The vessel was the “ Erie, "owned in New York, she was captured by the U.S. War Steamer “ Mohican, on the same day of the capture of the Storm King, and came here with 897 of her slave cargo on board.
We were told, that owing to long confinement on board, the slaves of the Erie were in a much worse condition than the brig's. The Erie is over 800 tons,--larger, then, than the Caroline Stevens.
From the Liberia Herald of Sept. 19. We are pleased to learn that the President, during his late visit to Sinoe county, last month, where he spent about ten days, visited the Sinoe falls, which are about twelve miles from Greenville, spent most of a day in company with the Superintendent of that county, and several other prominent citizens, in examining the country on both sides of the river, contiguous to the falls, with a view of having a new settlement formed in that vicinity. He represents it as a fine section of country, having fertile soil, excellent water, and parts of it possessing sufficient elevation to secure a state of health superior to that enjoyed at any of the existing settlements in that county.
He had concluded and partly arranged to have a large company of the recaptives—whose arrival from the United States was then daily expected--located on a government farm of several hundred acres, adjacent to the contemplated new settlement, to be known as a public county industrial establishment or institution, to be conducted on the manual labor system, where, for the terms of from seven to fourteen years, as their ages might be, according to the laws of this Republic ordaining and regulating the apprenticeship of recaptive Africans, the art of agriculture, and the several branches of mechanism, might be daily taught those wild heathens, before and after their school hours. We are sorry to say that this judicious purpose has been thus far thwarted by reason of the said recaptives having arrived, and are contemplated to be kept in Liberia ,- for a time as yet unknown to this government, under the auspices of foreign boilies, through their agents residing in this Republic.
We are gratified to know, however, that it is still the purpose of government to carry out the contemplated humane plan, not only in Sinoe, but in each of the counties of this Republic, so soon as a consistent disposition is made of them (the recaptives) by those now claiming the exercise of supervision over them,—that is, the turning them over to the government of Liberia to be under her exclusive control-provided the act which should be dictated by a sense of propriety is not delayed until too much of the first year of their residence in Liberia is spent; in which case the result will prove seriously disastrous to the unfortunate recaptives, as well as to Liberia.
We were also highly gratified to learn that Sinoe is manifestly improving: Its improvement in advance of what it was a year ago, is stated to be not much less than 100 per cent. The Rev. Messrs. Amos, residing at present at Greenville, completed and launched, during the President's visit, a fine side-wheel boat, worked with a crank by manual labor. Her width, including side-wheels, is a little over 9 feet. She was launched from the beach upon the ocean. And though the weather was rough, and the sea boisterous, her speed was both. astonishing and satisfactory to all. She was launched opposite the Hon. S. V. Mitchell's premises, and passed along parallel to the front of the town, and entered the river in quick time; which, however, was not accomplished before the Seth Grosvenor, just from the leeward, was unexpectedly seen rounding “Blue Barra ” point, and in a few minutes was also in the river steaming up to her moorings:
These two side-wheel boatsthe smallest having a band of music on boardgliding side by side, most magnificently over the surface of the placid Sinoe, with flags and signals gracefully flying, while the bank of the river was crowded with spectators of both sexes and of all ages, presented a picture that was at once grand, animating and encouraging.
That fine boat was built by the Rev. Messrs. Amos, for the purpose of facilitating transportation to and from their missionary station. They have concluded to establish their mission at Niffu-a few scores of miles to the southeast of Greenville—instead of in the vicinity of Sinoe falls, as was at first contemplated.
LATEST FROM LIBERIA.
LETTER FROM PRESIDENT STEPHEN A. BENSON.
Government House, Monrovia, October 31, 1860. REV. AND DEAR SIR :-I had the pleasure of receiving this week your favor of the 28th August, with the August No. of the African Repository; and I thank you for them. By the barque Cora—a prize to the U.S. S. Constellation—which landed nearly 700 Congoes here week before last, and sailed for the United States on the 18th or 19th instant, I penned you a few lines hurriedly, which I hope
I will have been received before this reaches you. This letter goes by the brig Bonita, which arrived here on the 27th instant, a prize to the U. S. S. San Jacinto, with about 700 more Congoes. So that we have had landed in the Republic, within about two months, nearly 4,000 wild recaptives, of whom this government will have to render an account, in the future, both in this and the other world. The officer in charge of the prize Bonita informed me that some three or four more prizes will very likely be brought up within the next month and a half. We are alarmed ! We are affrighted! Yet we tremblingly received them in Liberia, under the firm belief that the American Colonization Society will, with characteristic justice and benevolence, promptly accede to, and have carried out, the plan and arrangement proposed and fully set forth in my communications to you, by the Storm King and President Benson. Under the
present, which has no system, and cannot have any, complaints and memorials are being constantly received by me from various sections of the Republic, from county and town meetings, respecting the damages they are daily sustaining from the depredations of those Congoes and other recaptives from Whydah. I shall continue to do what I can to quell the complaints, by informing them that I soon expect to hear from the U. States, when I hope to be able to so supervise the interest of those unfortunate people as will relieve them of the matter of which they complain. I have advised your agents to compensate reasonably any who may sustain loss by the depredations of those people, whenever there is clear proof of the fact. The dry season is now commenced; and it is now high time government had commenced settling these people in the several counties, according to the plan set forth in my communications to you, before referred to. Do relieve us without delay, according to the proposition transmitted in those documents, or Liberia will be thrown back to a position from which it will require years for her to extricate herself. In addition to humanity, nothing else tended to influence this government to allow such a number of wild savages to be landed here in our communities, before the proper understanding and provision, than the unswerving confidence this government has in the justice, benevolence, and purity of motives of the American Colonization Society—that our patrons, by whom, during so many years of anxiety and discouragement, we were fostered, would do right, by acting justly toward Liberia, so soon as the bustle of despatching those three ships was over.
Though your favor did not acknowledge the receipt of my letters by the Stevens and Paimas; the sack of coffee by the former, and the mineral specimens by the latter; yet I hope they have been safely received.
I close this sheet by stating that our public affairs are moving on as usual. Some seem to apprehend considerable scarcity of domestic provisions within a few months, owing to the great influx of recaptives ; for, at this rate, by the close of December we shall have from 8,000 to 10,000 of these unfortunate, helpless people in our midst— a population within a fraction of the Americo-Liberian population. This scarcity may take place with respect to cassada, potatoes, &c., until the new crops mature next year; but such has been the abundance of rice produced this and last year, as that, with means to purchase, enough can be bought to feed 20,000. And if this government should be placed in possession of sufficient means, it can receive and properly train as many as 20,000, with our present civilized population. I close by subscribing myself, respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
STEPHEN A. BENSON. REV. R. R. GURLEY, Cor. Sec. A. C. S., Washingion, D. C.
FORTY-FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN
COLONIZATION SOCIETY. The forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Colonization Society, will be held in this city on the third Tuesday, 15th of January, 1861. The Board of Directors will meet the same day at 12 o'clock M.
RECEIPTS OF AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY,
From the 20th November to the 20th December, 1860.
MAINE. Wiscassett-Patrick Lennox, 5th an
nual subscription on his life membership
NEW HAMPSHIRE. By Rev. F. ButlerPortsmouth-His Excellency Ichabod
Goodwin, Rev. Chas. Burroughs, D. D., R. Jenness, D. R. Rogers, Peter Jenness, Dr. D. H. Peirce, each $5; The Misses Rogers, Mrs. N. A. Haven, Mrs. W. Williams, each $4; Mrs. H. Ladd, the Misses Ladd, Cash, each $3; Miss E. Walker, Cash, each $2; H. Webster, C. E. Myers, Miss E. Thompson, each $1-(of the above, $30 to constitute Rev. Wm. L. Gaye
a life member) Francestovn-Hon. Win. Bixby, $10,
Rev. Charles Cutler, $2, P. H.
Batchelder, $1 each
tion of Rev. John K. Young, D. D. Hollis--$38; E. Lempster-$1
VERMONT. By Rev. F. Butler-$56.25 St. Johnsbury--Rev. Wm.W. Thayer,
Hon. Moses Kittredge, $5 each; E. Jewett, E. C. Redington, $3 each; Rev. E. C. Cummings, T. M. Howard, E. Chamberlain, $2 each; S. Jewett, J. C. Bingham, J. M. Warner, J. H. Colby, $1
each Hartland-Collection in Congrega
Anthony Van Doorn, W. Good-
P. Greene, each $1.
Jacobs, each $5; Hiram Orcutt,
MASSACHUSETTS. Newburyport-Two Ladies, one $3
and the other $2, by Captain G.
A. Paine, Mrs. Moses B. Ives,
Rufus Waterman, Mrs. Eliza Wa58 00 terman, Prof. Dunn, Miss A. L.
Harris, each $5; Gilbert Congdon, $4, Miss Mary S. Dean $2, Rev.
David Henshaw $1, Parishioners 15 00 of Rev. Cyrus H. Fay, to cousti. 2 00 tutelima life member, as follows:
Ear Carpenter & Sons $5, D. C. 7 00 Anthony, A. W. Fisk, William 39 00 Sheldon, R. A. Webster, eaclı m2;
W. Handy', H. L. Webster, s. 121 00 Smith, L. N. Perry, S.A.Thomas,
Joshua Gray, S. B. Darling, G.W. Babcock, C. W. Randall, T. Curtis, J. A. Darling, 5. S. Warren, G. E. Cleveland, R. Sanders, P. A. Munroe, B. B. Manchester, each $1; H. G. Tucker, C. 0. Ballou, each 50 cents. Perry
Davis & Son, a donation in Pain 26 00 Kiiler’sent to Liberia, valued at
$36 8 25 Pawtucket-Mrs. Larned Pitcher $5, 100 B. L. Pitcher, Mrs. F. Sayles, 1 00 Robert Sberman, each $3; kev. 20 00 Dr. Blodget, E. B. Pitcher, Janies
Budlong, J. S. Budlong, James
Jard, C. S. Beers, each $1
part towards a life membership;
Two friends $15, Charles Sherry, 40 00 jr., W. Fales, Robert Rogers,
each $10; Mrs. Sarah Peck, Mrs. L. S. French, each $3; J. De Wolf Perry, $1
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