Obrázky na stránke


tempt all at first, but trust to time to the highest national interest in a come bring the golden fruits they had in view mercial point of view. to maturity. He expatiated on the be- Mr. Wilberforce expressed his sense Defits that would ensue from this de of the honour done him, but deciared sign; as in tead of the horrid and in- it equally due to many others who had human traffic hitherto carried on, we laboured with him and now ought to should now reap, greater advantages enjoy the same applause. He fel pefrom a just and humane conimerce. culiar gratifi ation in the approbation

Mr. Thomas Walker, could not for of his conduct, by the gentleman who bear to express his approbation of the had last spoken, who represented a town proposed Institution. He referred to which was most interested in the Afrithe zeal which his townsmen of Man- can Trade. chester had shewn against the African The rezolution was then unanimously Slave Trade, and was persuaded that adopted. this measure would receive their gene- The Rev. Mr. John Owen (of Ful. rous support.

ham,) addressed the Meeting in very The foregoing Resolutions were then animated language. He personified put and adopted. The Duke of Glou- Africa under the character of a de. cester was chosen President of the In- serted child, and thus introduced an stitution, and a Committee appointed affectionate culoguini on Mr. G anville consisting of a number of Noblemen Sharp, who for more than forty years and Gentlemen, to draw up Laws and had laboured in this great cause of Regulations, to be presented to a ge- humanity. He concluded by moving neral meeting to be held at Frecma- a resolution of thanks to that gentleson's Hall, the 12th of Nay.

Mr.Rutt said that he was persuaded the Mr. Rutt said that he could not deny meeting could not agree to separate himself the gratification of seconding a without te tifying in the most public motion of thanks to Mr. Granville manner, their gratitude for those exer- Sharp, whose writirgs on the subject tions, the success of which, had enabled of Nezro-slavery falling into his hands them to indul,e the hope of at length when a boy, first gave him that idea

doin: sonething to repair the injuries of its enormity which had never left of Africa. He was sure they would him to the present moment. He then anticipate the name he was about to cailed the attention of the Meeting to mention, of a gentleman who while many the state of public opinion when, more may have displayed equal zeal and good than forty years ago, as mentioned by intention, had been called upon to per- the Rev. gentleman, Mr. Sharp first form extraordinary services in this agitated this question. There was then great cause.

He then moved, a general acquiescence in the notion That the thanks of this meeting be that Black men were articles of progiven to William Wilbe force Esq. for perty, and just objects of sale or barhis unwearied exertions, during many ter among White men in England, as years, to expose the injustice and cru- well as every where else. Mr. Sharp, elty of the African Save - Trade, and in the common road of his oenevolence, to procure its abolition by the legi.la- met with a caie upon which he was ture of Great Britain.

dctermined to try the question, as it Mr. Roscoe, M. P. for Liverpool, respected Negroes in England. He besecorded the morion, and paid many, lieved that the law was in his favour, deserved comp inients to the exertions though all the eminent interpreters of Mr. Wilberforce. He observed that of the law were against him. Не it never could have been the will of persevered and after some time Lord the Creator of the universe that one Mansfield with the magnanimity wor. part of the creation should enjoy hap- thy of a great man who can piness at the expense of another. He readily acknowledge hinself to have was assured thai though the formation beca in the wrong, dec.ared upon the of such an Institution appeared at first lench that Mr. Shurp was founded in sight only a measure of humanity, it his construction of the law of England, would, in the end, prove a measure of which in this in tance he had move.


susly interpreted. From that time Mr. scriptions in London and the Country Sharp attached himself to the great to promote the obje ts of the In tituobject of the abolition of the Slave tion and a Vote of thanks to the Duke Trade, and he had now the happiness of G oucester for his zealous, able and to solace the calm evening of his life eloquent support of the cause of Africa with the recollection of the success which both in and out of parliament. had attended the benevolent exertions MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN of his youth and manhood.

CAPTAIN. Mr. Kutt then handed to Mr. Owen a Tae subject of the following narrative resolution that he had himself designed is a FREE NEGRO. He is Captain of to move which that gentleman now an American ve:sel, now on her pasa adopted and Mr. R. seconded-It was sage from Savannah to Liverpool, and in the following terms.

the whole of the crew are also FREE That the thanks of this Meeting be NEGROES The Delaware Society for given to Granville Sharp Esq. for his promoting the Aboli hing of Slavery zealous, early and persevering efforts in have authenticated this narrative, for opposition to the African Slave Trade, the purpose of shewing that, with and for his generous endeavours, at first suitable culture and a fair cpening for unsupported, though at length sucó the exertion of talents, the NEGRO cessful, to establish the claims of Afri. possesses a portion of intellect and cans resident in Great critain, to the energy by which he is enabled to foim common rights of legal protection and great designs, to adapt means to the personal freedom.

end in the prosecution of them, to After a few words from Mr. Wilber- combat dan er, tosurmouut difficulties; force expresive of his veneration for the and thus to evince that, with equal character of Mr. Sharp the Resolution advan, ages of education and cir umwas unanimously adopted.

stances, the Negro-race might fairly · Mr. W. Smith (late M. P. for Nor- be compared with their white brethrea wich) said that he felt himself a litele on any part of the globe. perplexed by a consideration of the

BRIEF MEMOIRS many names which with great propriety might be mentioned on this occasion. LIFE of Capt. PAUL CUFFEE, He couid scarcely refrain from pro- Of West-port, Ma sachusetts. posing those of Lord Grenville and The father of the subject of this meLord Howick who had so ably intro- moir, was a native of Afri a, and brought duced and carried through parliament the a, a slave into Massachusett: --he was late Bill for the Abelition of the Slave owned by a per-on named Sl:cum and Trade, there was however one gen- remained in slavery a considerable portleman whom he must distinguish for tion of his life - From the famity to which whose assistance he was persuaded his he beloorged he acquired the name of friend Mr. Wilberforce had found a Cuffee Slocum. He was a man of an load of labours lightened which other active mind, and habituated to indust y. wie he could scarcely have sustained, Lenany of his countrymen he possessMr. Smith then moved,

el a spirit ab, ve hi condition, and alThat the thanks of this meeting be though he was di igent in che bu iness of given to Mr. Thos. Clarkson for the his aster, ud faithful to his interest yet 2cal activity and perseverance which he he contrived, by great industry and ecohas uniforniy exerted in promotin the nomy, to olleet money for the purchase Abolition of the African Slave Trade. of his personal liverty.

At this tune the Mr.: Wi.berforce seconded the mo- fra neat of sever :i indian tribs, who tion. He declared that Mr. Clarkson's possessed the original right of soil, re idservice had been always so important ed in the, then, province of

Tissachu. in their nature and so fret y bestowed setts-Cuffie became ucquainted wth a upon him that he amo e identified that woman !onging one of todose eribus, gent eman with himseti apon this ques. named Moes, a.id married her tion a.donsidered him as includ. d in tinu vin his habits of fru zality and indusevery mark of approba ion he received.


try, and by the bicssing of Provideace This re olution beia, unanimously on he labours, he was enabled to purchase. adopted the business of the day con- afarm ofone hurdredacres, on the Westcluded by a Resolution to solicit subport river in Massacbusetts.


From Cuffee Slocum and Moses his This disappointment was a severe trial wife, descended several children. It ap- to a young man of Paul's adventurous pears that three of their sons are farmers and intrepid spirit—but he was affectionand occupy lands near their birth place. ate and many years younger than his We are not sufficiently acquainted with brother, and he was obliged to submit to their characters to speak particularly re- the determination. Paul returned to his specting them. While his children were farm and. laboured diligently in his yet young, Cuffee died, leaving his pro- fields -- but his mind was frequently reperty by will among them, whon he volving new schemes, and forming new surnamed Cuffee. At this time Paul plans of commercial enterprize. When Cuffee, the subject of the present me- he attained twenty years, he had collectmoir, who was born in 1759, was about ed materials for another effort-he niade fourteen years of age. Notwithstanding the attempt-went to sea, and lost all the his youthfulness he seems to have been little treasure which, by the sweat of his burthened with such cares as generally brow, he had gathered. The unforturequire the mental vigour of manhood. nate result of his voyage would have disHis portion of his father's legacy was couraged a common mind from ever en charged with several debts, and the care gaging in schemes of so great hazard, of providing for his mother, and younger toil, and uncertainty. But Paul possesse brothers, rested on his shoulders. He ed that active courage which is the natufelt the weight and importance of his ral offspring of a mind satisfied of the charge, and he did not, like many other practicability of its plans, and conscious persons of a different complexion, desert of its power to accomplish what it conhis duty, but resolved, honourably, to ceives, and therefore he resolutely deexert all his abilities for the performance termined to persevere in the road which of the task committed to his hand. At he had marked to himself as the way to this time the products of labour, on the fortune. The necessity of aiding his mofarm, were not adequate to his wishes ther and his younger brothers was a connor nece: sities. He perceived that com- stant and strong incitement to renew his merce furnished to industry niore ampie efforts. His funds were not very amplerewards than agriculture, and he was they were not sufficient to purchase a boat conscious that he possessed qualities and cargo. But a boat niust be procuro which, under proper culture, would en- ed—for a cargo without a boat would be able him to pursue conuercial employ- useless, and a boat without a cargo would ments with fair prospei ts of succes. At be equally unprofitable. In the very outthe a, e of sixteen ycars he entered as a set he felt himself in a dilemma - What commou hand on board of a ve: sel des- should he do? Give up all hope of comtined to the Bay of Mexico, on a Whal. merce and return to the unproductive iny voya e. He was so well pleased with labours of his farm ? He was not indothe result of his first enterprize, that he lent-he felt no aversion to the toils of speediiy engaged in a second of the sanze employment—they were agreeable, bui kind. After his second voyage, being he had proved to himself that however about eighteen years of age, he thought diligently he should cultivate his fields himse s sufficiently skilled to enter into they would not yield so much profit as business on his own account. He laid would betrer the condition of himself before his elder brother a plan for open- and family. Commerce bid fair to satising a commercial intercours: with the fy his wishes. If he could once sightiy state of Connecticut. His b other was enter on the business, by the blessing of well pleased with the prospect, they pro. providence, he believed his efforts would cured an open boat and sroceeded to sea. finally succeed. What he was unable to Here, for the first time, his brother found pur hase wird money he resolved to ac. him elf exposed to the perils of theo can, quire hy labonr. He saw that his own and the hazard, of a p edatory warfare, hands were formed like those of other which was carried on for many leagues men, and if one man could build a boat, along the coa t, by the Refugees. They he concluded that another with sinuilar had vot traversed many kagues of the tools might do the same thing. sca when his brother's fears began to multipy and magnily the dangers-his [To be continued in our arkt) CCitage sunk, and he re olved to return,

[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]



A Complete List of Publications on Theology and Vorals,

FOR APRIL, 1807. An Earpest Address to Men of all Ore ed at Newport, Isle of Wight. By Daniel ders and Degrees in the United Church Tyreman. is. 6d. of England and Ireland, respecting the Lectures on Scripture Facts. By Papists. 8vo. IS.

the Rev. W. B. Collyer. 128. Letters Addressed to Lord Gren- The Child's Welfare; a Funeral Serville, and Lord Howick, upon their mon for Miss L. Fuller, Preached at the Removal from the Councils of the Baptist Meeting, Reading. By J. HolKing, in consequence of their attempt- loway. 6d. ing the total Repeal of the Test Laws. ParochialDivinity; a Selection of SerBy a Protestant. is.

mons on Different Subjects. By Charles Religious Union, perfective and the Abbott, D.D. F.L.S. 8vo. Support of Civil Union. 35.

A Charge delivered to the Clergy of Dissertations on the Existence, At the Episcopal Communion of Edinburgh, tributes, Providence and Moral Go- on thc 15th of Jan. 1807. By the Rev. vernment of God, and on the Duty, D. Sandford, Þ.D. their Bishop. Character, Security and final Happiness A Sermon, Preached at St. John's of his Righteous Subjects. By the Rev. Church, Blackburn. Lancashire, Feb David Savile, M. A. Edinburgh. 25, 1806. By T. Stevenson, A. M. is.

Saul: a Poem, in Two Books. By A Commentary on the Prophecy of W. Sotheby, Esq. 4to. 185.

Daniel, relating to the Seventy Weeks. Dialogues on Several Subjects. By By the Rev. John Butt, A.M. 18mo. 15. the late William Gilpin, M. A. Pre- Remarks on the Arguments advanced bendary of Salisbury, and Vicar of Bol- by Mr. P. Edwards, for the Baptism of dre, in the New Forest. 8vo.

Infants. In Letters to a friend. By An Ethical Treatise on the Passions, Joseph Dobell. 12mo. 2s. in Three Disquisitions, 1. On the bene- A scriptural Lecture on Heads, or ficial and pernicious agency of the Pas- the Triumph of Grace Divine in Jesions. 2. On the Intellectual Powers, as sus Christ, the second man over all the Guides and Directors in the pursuit of Evils of the first man. To which is well-being. 3. On the nature and sources added a Supplementary Address to Mr. of well-being. By T. Cogan, M. D. R. Winter, on his laté Sermon, on Fue 8vo. Ios. 6d.

ture Punishment. By a Neighbour. 8vo. Observations on Mr. Brown's Vin- 2s.6d. dication of the Presbyterian Form of The Advantages and Disadvantages Church Government, as professed in of the Marriage State, as entered into the Standards of the Church of Scotland, with Religious or Irreligious Persons. By James Alex Haldane.

A dream. 4d. Periodical Accounts. relative to the

An Ex postulatory Addre:s to the Baptist Missionary Society. No. 16. Members of the Methodist Society in

Ireland; together with a Series of LetHarmonia Sacra Londinensis; con- ters to Alex. Knox, Esq. Occasioned taining 115 Psalm and Hymn Tunes, by his Remarks on the above Address. for Three and Four Voices, adapted to all By J. Walker, late of Trinity College, the metres in common use. Arranged Dublin. 38 6d. and composed by T. Purday. 108 6d. Pious Instructor for Children, with

Truth dispelling the Clouds of Error, Cuts. 6d. Part I. containing a new Explanation of Moral Tales for Young People. By Nebuchadnezzar's Great Image. By Mrs. Hurry. 12mo. 45. Published by L. Mayer. 25.

Subscription. Two Sermons; the Importance of Do- The Exodiad, A Poem. Books I. II. mestic Discipline; sd Youth Admonish- III. IV. By Richard Cumberland Esq. ed of the Evils of Bad Conspany, Preach. and Sir James Blund Burges, Bart.

410, 15s.


Ejve loteresting Letters on the Primi. added Stanzas written on a beautiful tive tate of Adam. By R. Burnham. day in January 1807, &c. By Joha

A few Notes, on a Letter to the Jackson. 15. Archdeaconis ad Bi hops of the Church A Second Edition of Stone's Visita. of England; and on a Charge recept- tion Sermon, is nearly sold. Soon will ly delivered by the Archdeacon of Sa- be Published by the same Author “ An rum. By Eccletu.

Unitarian Christian Minister's Plea, for An Address to Time; to which are adherence to the Church of England."


We have received various complaints from the Country of the attempts of the booksellers to stifle the circulation of our work. Some of the artificers resorted to for this purpose would, if they were exposed, form a curious feature in the hi tory of modern orthodoxy. Should we hear of any further tricks of this sort, we shall think it our duty to expose the names of the parties, whose zeal for a system so subdues both their business and their honesty. The combination of bigots again t the Monthly Repository is an honour which its triumph would be incomplete if it did not possess : and their wish to injure it, will, we are persuaded, draw forth the zeal of its enlightened friends in its ervice

The first discourse of the late Rev. W. Turner's on our Lord's agony in the garden, and the conclusion of the Review of “ Phy ical and Metaphy-ical Inquiries,” will be inserted in the next Number. We regret that our' narrow limits so frequently counteract our intentions with regard to the communications of our Correspondents: perhap: at no very distant period success may embolden us to enlarge our plan, so'far at least as to enable us to insert articles of some length more conveniently, and to give a greater portion of Biblical Criticism, Review, and Intelligence.


[ocr errors]

1. II.

The reader is requested to correct the folowing Errata in the Review of Gries.

bach's New Testament, in our last Number.
P. 152.-Col. 2.-1. 26. For Mt. as read Mt. az
34. Sarv


solæ ea

- 17. & passim Oth. Eth. ie Ethiopic versioa

Ep. Erp. .
- 154•
23 αγόραιοι

éyoção This error is
chargeable on the author of the Review,
- 155

- 23. - Auet.-Auct.
In the Obituary of Mr. Urwi k, in he same, p. 162.--Col I.--. 18. for

houses read bearers.

2. 10.

[ocr errors][merged small]
« PredošláPokračovať »