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Farther Extract from Vla'e Report on
Manmal Lor
If the facts, reasonings, and testimony
already presented, have any force, they
carry ui to the followmg results : first,
bodily exercise is indispensable to man, i
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ed alike by the necessities of his
al. intellectual, and moral nature,
vidual happiness, and social use-
his man
fulness: and Second, this exercise shoald
be incorporated into our systems of educa
tion, and alternated with study in ail scm
iotries of learning.
The arrangements of time for this ex
ercise, the amount to be taken, and the
kind of exercise best adapted to accom
. ....... . . .1
TrTnrm to tk 1 rsT h. K.,m.r, !
stitution. But it would be more in keep-
v v mvi act i i 7 t iuv UUlllJII VUU"
mg with the design ofthis communication,
to present facts and the results of expe
rience, rather than an investigation into
those causes which fall more legitimately
within the province of the physiologist.
Exercise is needed every day as much
as food.' Dyrpefsy Foreitalltd.
V There is no one, not actually labor
ing under disease, who should not consid
er it duty to appropriate certain portion
of every day to active exercise in the open
air." of Health.'
My experience and observation have
convinced me of the importance of regular
exercise tor the preservation of health."
Hon. John Quint y Adams, Mass.
Our next inquiry respects the amount of
tim requisite for daily exercise. No ac
credited authority recommends les than
two hours, as a general rule for students.
In Jeed, after much search in medical au
thors and standard works on education, I
have found hardlv an individual who does
not recommend more. Some are in favor
W two hours and a half; but a very large
majority insist upon three hours as the
;Jast amount that will fully meet the ne-
scessities of the student. Not a few re
commend four hours, and some even five
nnd six. But there is a decided prepon
derance in favor of three hours a day. It
payee remarked,
' 2. The sin tent should spend at least
three hours daily in exercise. Like eve
ry pen oral rule, this has its exceptions.
l'he student may b? laboring under or
ganic disease, which might be aggravat
ed by much exercise. Those also who
possess little physical energy, and have
never been accustomed lo much muscular
exertion, would doubtless find that amount
at first too much for the system. Let
such take it as they can bear it, gradually
increasing the quantity, and they will find
in a few months at farthest, that three
.hours of exercise daily will not exceed
.their actual necessities.
u I give it as my decided opinion, that
the above allotted time, three hours dai
Jy.l is not more than is necessary for stu
dents. Five or six hours of severe men
tal labor a day, is as much-indeed as the
economy can bear without injury."
professor Harris, Medical Institution,
For a close student, three hours in the
ijventy-four, of active labor, is certainly
joi ioo mucn. r ernaps it does not ex
ieedthe minimutnVProfessor Staueh
ion, Ohio Medical College.
L'From two tofourhouti'm a day, may
advantageously employed in exercise'
Yr. Mussey, Professor Medical De
wtment, Dartmouth College.
" A general rule, three hours each
jr, properly divided into two or three
cnods, would be a suitable quantity for
: lose . students' Professor Scwall.
Washington, D. C.
1 . r-Wff of fxercis each day, is
surely little enough, for those who aim to
have a sound mind in a sound body. The
law of connection between the healthful,
vigorous and locomotive .powers of the
muscular system, and the state of the af
fections and operations of the mind, has
riot vet been sufficiently- investigated
Tacts show its existence and importance.
How canany one who aspires to any force
of character, .act in conformity with this
lawy and keep bis whole muscular sys
tem in a state of healthful, vigorous, and
A lone series of exneHmeots has taught
me, that 1 am able to endure such labor
with, a broken constitution, and a very
small snare er physical force. The appre
hensions of many on this subject 1 am con
fidtnt.are unfounded Any man who is
I able even moderately, to study, is able to
work, provided he enters oolhis kind of ex
ercise with caution, and nrirti i .tK
torment."-. pnJ ,mr Goodrich, Yalt
" F v. a vvitu
rnsn all tbe objects desired, most natural- 6 . . Jc",,a V1
ly eome next under consideration. I re- min,stry- eXcePt a ,ew lor
jntyjr ed in toe new settlements of our country,
1. This exercise must be taken daily. mo?.ol'heftirae an itinerant missionary
The necessity of this miht be shown by 1 ,n ha,f le missionary tociety ofCon-
spontaneous action, without affording it
at least three hours daily of its natural j
and only source of nutrition, exercise."
Rev. Thomas H. Gallaudett, Hartford,
" I should think that three hours a day i
would not be too much for a close student
to devote to exercise." President Way
land, Broken University.
" Three or four hours at least should be
daily devoted to some species of bodily ex
ertion." Disorders of Literary Men.
" Even after prescribing four hours of
exercise each day for the youthful stu
dent) when he is grown up, whatever be
his office, he ought not to have less than
three hours a day to employ in bodily ex
ercise." Professor Salzman.
We have received, in pamphlet form,
" A Farewell Sermon, preached to the
Chnrrh nnd Snrietv in Cnrnll
lg36 b Bnshnell late pas.
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lor. new edition. From a hasty glance
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at the work, we think well of most of it.
The following is the peroration.
It now remains for me to take my leave
of you, as your pastor, which, all things
considered, I readily do. I commenced
preaching the Gospel thirtv-eijrtt years
n cm list H liMSl-vr I ho hrol fi
nccucuL a nave a1 ways considered that
as the most happy and useful period of mv
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whole life. I have been the pastor of this
church and people thirty -three years, on
the day of my dismission. I have gener
ally been happy with my people. I re
joice that I have been located here in Prov
idence, and am well satisfied with my dis-1
mission, at the present time. 1 think the
time has fully come for that event. I
thank you for all the respect, which you
have shown me through, a long ministry,
and for all the assistance you have afford
ed to my person, and family, and to the
causa placed under my labors. We all
have hid our faults. I have had many.
I thank you for the courtesy with which
you have overlooked my mistakes through
many years. It is true, and not too much
to be said, at this time, that you have in
clined to bury my faults, rather than hold
them up to public view. This has been
much to your credit, and for my comfort.
I thank you also, for the donation, which
you generously voted me, at the close of
the sitting of the council for my dismission,
as expressive of your respect and kindness
to me. Suffice it to say, that I am entire
ly satisfied with the adjustment of m- dis
mission, and of all things in the settle
ment of affiirs, and am this day happy.
I earnestly desire, that our affections
may continue to be mutual, and our inter
course free and happy, while we live. It
would be easy for me, though dismissed,
to make you some unhappy, and for you
to make me and my family so ; but I pray
God, that this may never be the case ; but
that we may live together, as those engag
ed in the same holy cause, and bound to
the same happy world, where so many are
gone, who now rejoice in their once mu
tual fellowship here below.
Live, ray dear people, together in love.
Keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond
of peace. Make the sanctification of the
church of God, and the salvation of sin
ners, your ruling object here below.
Subordinate all other valuable interests to
that last end of God among men in this
world. Let past differences of opinion, if
there be any, be forgotten, and every per
son combine in sweet concert to build up
the house of the Lord. Associate togeth
er, 8nd bear the ark of the covenant of the
Lord of hosts forward to the salvation of
this people.
A thousand tender emotions crowd on
my mind, in parting with you, and mingle
with my hopes and fears for your future
welfare. Fourteen times, within the
space of thirty-three years, has the Holy
Ghost from heaven been sent down upon
this people with divine power. Some of
these revivals have been very general
through the town. Others of them have
been more limited in their influence.
But all of them have been very happy, in
their nsjlts. During the same period,
six hundred and eighty-two persons have
been added to this church : some of them
by letters, but far the greater portion of
them by profession. Among these there
have been some failures, which have
caused us grief. But the greater share
of them have maintained that consistency
of character, which has enabled them to
pass as believers among men. Many of
them have removed to new settlements,
and it is hoped are building up Zion there.
in mis respect we have swarmed hke a
hive. Many others have died, who, it is
hoped, are now in fflory. Some of them,
n their last moments, manifested a holy
5f,lujnph which death itself out-braved.
They now sleep in the dust; let them
ui? ? untii tne Archangel's trump
uau raise their sleeping dust and we see
them again in body and soul. Many also
from this church have been educated, and
have gone into the gospel ministry : all of
these, it is believed, have been useful, and
some of them have ren to eminence in
their work. A Urre class o others are
now in a course of education for the same
blessed service. It his long been ray
opinion, that in these streams emitted from
this chnrch, she has done more good
abroad, than at home. How far I have
been an instrument in the hand of God of
promoting these good works is, at present
unknown. The people, it is believed.
have done much. To those who still re
main impenitent, I would say, the Lord
take care of you, and give you a future
pastor, who may win you to salvation.
My dear people, with whom I have so
long labored amidst the frosts of winter
and heat3 of summer, pray for me and
my family, and may I pray for you.
My brethren of the church and congrega
tion, I bid you an affectionate farewell.
And now may the Lord, the God of the
spirits of all flesh, set a man over this
church and congregation. Amen.
From I he New-York Observer.
The late Mrs. Taylor and Harlan Page.
It was known that Mrs. John S. Tay
lor, of New-York, who died a few montfis
: since in the triumphs of faith, had for
many years considered the lamented Har
lan Page as the instrument, under God,
of her conversion. This she had often
expressed to her friends, relating many
circumstances illustrating his fidelity, in
which he persevered for months, amid j loss of the soul! O Zion! thy wealth
many discouragements. The following j cankers. Thy worldliness, in expendi
scrap, written by her in pencil, just before lure, in fashions, and in pursuits, oppres
her death, s'.iows that she attempted, tho' ( ses thy graces, destroys thy power, and
in great weakness of body, to leave some ! leaves whole nations unblest with thy
memorial of his efforts for her salvation :! light ! O, for some such devotedness as
"In Sept. 1828," she says, "I first
saw Mr. Page at a meeting for religious
inquiry. I then supposed it was my sin
cere desire to know ' what I must do to in
herit eternal life;' but my views of the
part I was to take in the great work were
entirely erroneous, and when urged to
close the contest with God by then sub
mitting to him, it excited the most rebell
ious feelings. After much conversation
and several prayers, Mr. Page accompa-'
nied me home, continuing to press the
claims of immediate duty.
" You can do nothing more,' said he,
' than cast yourself unreservedly on the
mercy of Christ. He will do you no in
justice; of thai be assured. Resolve from
this time to live for God to engage in du
ty and leave all with him.'
"On learning: that I was engaged in
teachings he begged me to consider the j
important station 1 filled, and the opportu-! us in their boats. Most of them haveon
ni;y given me for being peculiarly useful. ly a white cotton cloth, two or three yards
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rus great aim seemea to do, mat myneart!
might be filled with love for the work of
a Christian. 4 Can you not think of one !
and another dear friend whom you are
anxious should become sharers in the
blessings of the Gospel? Does not your
mind rest upon many whom you may
warn of their danger, and urge to attend
to the salvation of their souls V
"He continued to visit me every week;
urged me to attend prayer meetings and
other services, especially meetings for re
ligious inquiry. At one of these meet
ings, while the clergymen and others
were praying in an adjoining room, Mr.
Page remained with the inquirers. Nev
er can I forget the expression of his coun
tenance, as he presented the claims of
Christ, and represented him as standing
at he door knocking till his 'head was
filled with dew and his locks wath the
drops of the night.' He then repeated
with great solemnity the hymn :
1 Behold a stranger at the door !
He gently knocks has knocked before ;
Has waited long is waiting still,
You treat no other friend so ill.
Oh, lovely attitude ! he stands
With melting heart and loaded hands !
Oh, matchless kindness! and he shows
This matchless kindness to his foes !
But will he prove a friend indeed ?
He will: the very friend you need ;
The friend of sinners. Yes, 'tis He,
With garments dy'd on Calvary.' dec.
Each verse and line he repeated in a most
emphatic and appropriate manner, inter
spersing remarks calculated to deepen
the impression. While commenting on
the second and third verse, he wept,
and "
Here the scrap ends, and the writer
went to that blessed abode which she had
often said had more attractions, because
she should there unite with Harlan
Page in ascribing all praise to redeeming
From the Bap. Missionary Magazine, Not. 1836.
Deputation to tbe Missionary station. In
the. East.
Journal of Rev. Howard Malrora.
Tuesday, 26. Becalmed. Juggernaut's
temple about 90 miles distant. It is diffi
cult to abstain from gazjng over the side
perpetually, at the countless numbers and
variety of aquatic creatures which, far
and near, sport themselves on the smooth
warm surface of the sea. Through the
glass we discern numerous turtles, puffing
pigs, &c., while nearer at hand are sharks,
dog fish, sun fish, toad fish, cuttle fish,
porcupine fish, snakes, sea lice, spiders,
&c, and on every fragment of bamboo, or
wood, or cocoa-nut husk, which floats
along, are various shell fish, suckers, and
worms. Different parties took the boat
from time to time, and rowed about, get
tioe three fine turtles, and picking- up.
with the hand or with the grains, a great'
variety of creatures, which we should be.-
glad to preserve, if we had the conven
iences. I began my port folio, by mak
ing drawings of several of the fishes.
We got six or eight crabs, (the body of
four of which was about as large as a
half dollar, and the others smaller,) which
were exceedingly beautiful and various in
their colors. In a piece of porous wood,
notexceeding four inchessquare, we found
perhaps fifty different insects, a!!, of
course, new and ennous to us. What an
opulence of divine power and skill, is
seen in this endless variety of animated
beings ! All perfect in their kind all
happy in their way all fulfilling some
object for which they were made. O
that men would praise the Lord for his
goodness and his wonderful works." I
-'Monday, Feb. 1. Have been beating!
abont several days, looking for a pilot
aiuui cuiiteri ui jirayei 11110 t:rniug, 11
Vas an affecting consideration that on all
this coast, from Cuttack to Calcutta, not a
solitary evangelist holds forth the word of
life. Commercial zeal maintains, at great
expense, buoys, light-bouses, telegraphs, j
and pilots, lest property should be lost on
these numerous shoals ; but Christian i
zeal has not lit up the torch of truth, to j
save the thousands of these people from the ,
men of earth exhibit in the ways of pleas-!
ure and of gain! O that the millions of,
money annually wasted by professed;
Christians in the Lniled States, were ex
pended, not in injury to the church, but
in elevating from barbarism, misery, and
death, the untaught millions of heathen !
3. Yesterday, about 8 o'clock, A. M.
we got a pilot, and are now getting slow
ly up the Hoogly, hoping to find at Ked-
gree, about 60 miles up, some conveyance
for our friends who are going to Calcutta.
The boat which brought on board the pi
lot, was manned with ninelascars. My
heart melted at this first sight of idolaters.
Compassion jnnd awe have been seldom
more strongly excited. Looking Tound
on the others, who stood looking over the
ship s side, f found my eyes were not the
only fountains of tears. To-dav we have
seen many more natives, who came off to
iu"tr, wrappea round tneir Joins; some
have the cloth long enough to cover the
shoulders, or another one forthat purpose,
and a very few wear turbans of the same
material none have any defence to the
feet. Their complexion is not much dif-
terent from that of colored people in our
northern states, who have not generally
the jet color of Africans some of the
younger ones were not so dark, and had
more of the red tint of the American Abo
rigines. Their stature is small, limbs
well proportioned, countenances intelli
gent nose aqualine teeth very white
hair black and inclined to curl. A fishing-boat
attached itself to our stern as we
lay at anchor, and remained during the
whole ebb tide, in company with another
which had come to offer aid in working
the ship. It was interesting to observe
the extreme nicety with which they pre
pared their rice and fish, and the great
amount they devoured. The customary
meal is about two pounds of rice. Las
cars, and other natives in Government em
ploy, are allowed six pounds of rice per
day. It is to be considered, however,
that they eat little else. The mess was
equally divided, and amounted toabou'. 3
pints to each man. They ate with the fin
fiers, or rather with the hand j pressing
together as much as they could well
grasp ; and cramming as much of it as
they could hold into the mouth, let the re
mainder fall back into the dish again ;
then picking up a small morsel of the fish.
It was an ocular proof of the propriety of
the eastern custom of "washing before
meat," a custom which a mere American
reader might regard as founded only in
superstition. After dinner, and smoking,
ihey lay down tosleep. Untyingthe girdle,
they made it answer as a sheet, and the
lare deck formed their couch. Though
we find it warm in the middle of the day,
(thermometer in the shade 79 deg.,) they
all complained of the cold, and laid them
selves in the full blaze of the sun.
The boats are similar to ours, but point
ed at each end, and heavier, and decked
over so that the rowers sit flat on the floor,
or on a very low stool, having the oar
fastened at the top of two small sticks,
about two feet long, set up like the letter
A. Most of the oars were bamboo rod3,
with a flat piece, about 18 inches long,
at the end. They are short, and the
rowers sit in pairs, side by side, while the
boat is steered by an oar in the stern,
4. Parted with our friends, who went
on board a steamboat for Calcutta.
5. Went ashore, and after visiting Mr.
Rosseau. telegraph officer at this station,
strolled through the bazar. It was mar
ket day, and we found rice, grain, sugar,
milk, eggs, fowls, cocoa-nut and mustard
seed oil, mats, oranges, guavas, bananas,
plantains, shattucks, (called here pomelos,)
pine-apples, yams, sweet potatoes, onions,
cabbages, carrots, Irish potatoes, lettuce,
&c &c., but no butcher's meat. Gener
ally the prices were much cheaper tban
with us ; but such of the articles as do
not properly belong to a. tropical climate.
were of very poor quality. The mustard ,
is cultivated in large fields, simply for the
but for cookery, and especially for anoint
ing oil, in which last mode, the consump
tion is very great.
7. Weighed anchor yesterday about
2 o'clock, and dropped down the rivet till
dark. The navigation here- is so Intri
cate as seldom to be attempted at night.-
From midnight till this morning at eight
oVlock, the fog and dew sent down from
the rigging a continual dropping, like a
smart shower. A good rain of an hour's
duration would not have wet the ground
more deeply. What a merciful provis
ion in a country where no rain occurs for
so long a period ! A fine wind and ardent
sun cleared the atmosphere about eight
o'clock,. and we are now swiftly gliding
on toward Amherst, where we hop? to ar
rive in eight or ten days.
In another part of the Magazine from
which we have been copying the above in
teresting journal of brother Malcom, we
find the following horrifying account of the
state of things in and around the Liberian
Colony. How much longer is this sinking,
rotten affair the safety value of American
slavery to be held up as a missionary es
tablishment? If the Missionary Society
would much longer have the patronage of
the intelligent and honest, in the support of
their labors on the African coast, they can
not too soon dissolve connection with the
operations of the American Colonization So
ciety. Ed. Tel.
Extracts of a letter from Mr Crocker,
dated Edina, June 21, 1836.
We have just received your letter, dat
ed the 27th Feb., accompanied by several
communications from other friends, and a
quantity of provisions sent out by br. C
The letters and periodicals have been ve
ry refreshing- to us. The provisions were
also very acceptable, as they are very
scarce, at the present time, in the colony.
Some, no doubt, are now actually suffer
ing for .hunger. We received a letter
from Millsburg, a day or two since, which
stated that the inhabitants were in a state
of starvation; that they could not getcas
sadas, (their last resort,) to eat. We have
heard a similar report .from Caldwell.
The colonists are almost altogether de
pendent upon the natives for their suste
nance. When, therefore, the natives do
not have a sufficient supply of food to sell,
the colonists suffer. When wars rage
among the various tribes, and prevent
them from cultivating their ground, the
colony participates with the natives in the
privation of food. If they make war upon
the natives, and destroy their rice fields,
as in the last war at Bassa Cove, they cut
off their own supplies. This stale of
things, arises from the mistaken policy
of the colonists, in neglecting agriculture
for the sake of trade. Those who had
any capital when they came out, have
gone to trading with the natives, and in a
vast majority of instances have run thro'
with their properly in way. Those
who have done any thing in agriculture,
have been in general too poor to purchase
cattle for woiking, and have therefore
been able to do nothing very extensively,
in cultivating the soil. The land, it is
true, is fertile, but its fertility is chiefly
seen in the rank growth of the weeds,
grass, and bushes. To keep these down,
merely with a hoe and cutlass, requires no
small degree of labor. If the new colony
at liassa Cove go on as they have begun,
we think they may be able, after a while,
to render themselves in great measure, if
not altogether, independent of the natives
for their supplies of food. We hope this
will be the case. Their present agent
has done much to promote this object :
but his health is so much impaired at the
present time, that we fear he will soon be
compelled to leave the country for Ameri
ca. When he leaves, an agent of similar
qualifications will be very much needed,
to carry forward what he has begun.
When we wrote you last, I was just re
covering from a severe attack of the fever.
Since then, I have had no attack of fever,
and, with the exception of a cutaneous af
fection peculiar to this country, have been
remarkably well. The health of brother
M. is, in general, better than it was in
At the time of my last letter, we were
contemplating a school for the natives, to
be located in the colony. We had the
promise of king William Gray, and king
Sante Will, and several head men, that
they would send their children. Soon af
ter I wrote, I went back into the country
about twenty miles, to Sante Will's
town, to see what they intended to do. 1
found quite an apathy among the natives
in regard io the school. As thev find it
difficult, if not impossible, to conceive of
any person being actuated by a higher
motive than pure selfishness, they seemed
to look upon the subject with a suspicious
eve. Thev however declared that the
reason why they did not send their chil
dren, was scarcity of food. They said
that when the crops of rice came in, they
would send them. As our means would
not admit of our establishing a school
within the limits of the colony, (for tbe
natives would not send their children un
less we supplied them with food,) and be-
t lieving it very important to acquire the
confidence of theTJative&in our object al
so, being exceedingly desirous of becom
ing acquainted, as soon as possiblevwith
their language, I concluded to go and take
up my residence with them I am now
on a visjt to Edina, having come down to
attend the dedication. of our new. Baptist
meetinghouse at Bassa Cove. . I shall, if
Providence permit, Tetorn to-morrow to
TTr.11 m f V. kail X
children under my instruction, and ex
pect a few more from otheT townsi, as soon
as the rice comes in. This will be the
case in a few weeks. Having instructed
the children under the eye of Sante Will,
removed, and he is very desirous of my
staying at his town. I told him, some
days since, that the people at Monrovia
wished me to have a school there. He
said, 44 You must not go : God sent you
here ! ;' Although he has no fear vof
God before his eyes, yet his remark af
fected me some, and rather tended to con
firm me in the belief that I was in the
path of duty. I live in a bamboo house,
about six feet by eight on the ground, and
about four feet from the ground to the
eaves. This is occupied by my interpret
er and myself. Our bed is the ground,
with two or three mats spread on it. I
have a fire on that part of the ground not
occupied as a bed, every evening, and
the smoke finds its way out as it can.
The king promises to build me a larger
house, if I will take up my abode there.
If I were satisfied that this town would be
the best location for a residence of some
considerable length of time, t would get a
comfortable native hut erected, which
might be done for ten or fifteen dollars.
But, knowing a little of tbe fickleness and
deceit of the native character, I fear I may
be obliged to take np my abode some
where else, before a great while. In
i i inn iiiv ill v inn aiilIiui nil tarn m 1 l . i a a an
! dealing with the natives, it is almost im-
possible to form any very definite plan for
j the futu re. I trust that God will direct us
in the path of duty. I have found Him
present to comfort me, when away fiom
Christian friends and sanctuary privileg
es. The hope that God will make me in
strumental of good to this people, makes
my situation pleasant. O, how much this
people need the influence of the gospel!
When 1 was there, the last time, I had to
give some cloth and tobacco, to redeem a
native from death. He was one who came
up with us in a canoe. He met, in one
of the adjacent towns, with another native,
whose father had been killed a long while
ago, in a war with a tribe to which he
belonged, and the' son declared that he
would revenge the death of fiis father."
They came to Sante Will's town. I saw
the fellow who wished to slay the othe.
He seemed very fierce and revengeful,
and when requested to take a ransom,
said it was not a money palaver, and he
would have the fellow's life. The head
man of the town, to which the avenger be
longed, fearing that he should losehis in-
i fluence with the Americans, was induced.
at the earnest request of two or three trad
j ers, who were present, lo prevent the per
j petration of the crime, and compel the'fel
I low to accept of some cfoth and tobacco
j for the ransom of the victim. Two or
three weeks ago, n litlle boy, about eight
years old, who was frequently following
me about, and jabbering in the country
language, was carried off to be sold as a
slave. I felt badly about it, though I did
not know, till some days after he was gone,
.1.1 1 y-T r . .
j mat ne was earned on lor this purpose.
I The king knowing that I was opposed to
I slavery, had no doubt designedly conceal
i ed it from me. He was kept confined in
! a town about four miles, from Sante Will's
I place, for some days. He was carried to
the sea shore, but the slave vessel had
just gone; so they brought him back,
much to the joy of the boy, who said he
cried all the way to the sea. When will,
the rations of the earth combine their
power to crush this abominable traffic ?
We need one or two frigates constantly
on this coast, to catch the slavers. We
frequently see them lying off not a .great
distance from tbe shore, waiting to take
in a cargo of slaves. I . have seen the .
kin? and his son fiercely quarrelfino-. in
j consequence oTdrinking rum which the
slaver had sent to induce him to trade!
Br. Mylne, for the present, preaches to
the people at Bassa Cove, and is pursuing
the study of the language in the colony.
This course, so far as we can see, seems
to be in accordance with ibe leadings of
Providence. Several circumstances com
bine to make it desirable that one of us
should remain in the colony for the pres
ent. Br. Mylne has had much care and
perplexity in superintending the building
of the meeting house: but it is at length
nearly completed. Although we have
endeavored to be as economical as we
could, the expense of building the house
has exceeded our calculation. The whole)
amount will be not far from 650 dollars.
150 ofthis will be probably procured in
this country. There is not a single mem
ber of the church at Bassa Cove that is
able to contribute a dollar towards the
building. We feel some solicitude to
know how our call upon the benevolence
of Christian brethren in America will be
received. The people having been rob
bed and spoiled, have strong claims upon
the sympathies of their more favored
brethren in America. We trust they will
be met with a promptitude becoming the
followers of Him, who though he was
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ncn, yet ror cur taite; Became poor
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