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pleted in 8 of 10 volumes, 8vo. A part, price 38. containing six sheets of letter press, will be published every two months. The first part will appear in a few months. The work, we believe, will be principally conducted by Mr. John Clennell, of Newcastle upon Tyne, F. S. A. Edinburgh and Perth, assisted by literary men in England and Scotland. We are happy to learn that the professors of Aberdeen Old and New College, and Glasgow, have offered every assistance in their power, and hope their example will be followed by others in similar favourable situa
An EXPOSITION of the Historical yield a certain profit on his cargo, but Books of the NEW TESTAMENT, he supposed some of the Southern with Reflections subjoined to each Sec- States would furnish a market where tion, by the late Rev. Timothy Kearick, he could trade without loss. He sailed will appear in the course of this to Norfolk on the Chesapeak Bay, and summer. It will form three volumes, there learned that a very plentiful crop in royal 8vo. of Indian corn had been gathered that year on the eastern shore of Maryland, and that he could procure a schooner load, for a low price, at Vienna, on the Nanticoke river. Thither he specdity sailed, but on his arrival the people were filled with astonishment and alarm. A vessel owned and commanded' by a person of colour, and manned with a crew of the same complexion, was unprecedented and surprising. The white inhabitants were struck with apprehensions of the injurious effects which such circumstances would have on the minds of their slaves, but perhaps they were still more fearful that, under the veil of commerce, he had arrived among them with hostile intentions. They probably suspected that he wished secretly to kindle the spirit of rebellion and excite a destructive revolt among their slaves. Under these notions seve ral persons associated themselves for the purpose of preventing Paul from entering his vessel or remaining among them. On examination, his papers were found to be corre t, and the Custom-house officers could not legally refuse the entry of his vessel. Paul combined prudence with resolution. Although his schooner was entered in opposition to the association, he did not assume an air of triumph, or u.e the language of defiance to his opposers. He conducted himself with schooner of 60 or 70 tons, and soon candour, modesty and firmness, and
Mr. JOHN HILL, Merchant, Hull, author of Letters in vindication of the Methodists, &c. has in the Press "Thoughts on the late proceedings, and discussions concerning the Roman Catholics." It is expected to be out during the present month. (July.)
Mr. NIGHTINGALE's Work on the Wesleyan Methodists,is now published in a thick octavo Volume, under the title of " A Portraiture of Methodism, being an impartial view of the Origin, Progress, Doctrines, Discipline and Manners of the Wesleyan Methodists; in a series of Letters addressed to a Lady." This work has already excited considerable interest, and will, we doubt not, have a very extensive circulation.
The same author has also nearly ready for publication, a volume of Original Poems.
after his return to West-port the keel for the new vessel was laid. In 1795 his schooner of 69 tons burthen was launched, and called "The Ranger." Paul possessed two small fishing boats, but his money was exhausted and the cargo for his new vessel would require a considerable sum beyond Eis present stock.
To supply his wants he sold his two boats and placed on board his schooner a cargo valued at 2000 dollars. He had not sufficient information of the commercial condition of the different parts of the United States to direct him on such a course as would
BRIEF MEMOIRS OF CAPT. PAUL
(Concluded from p. 287.)
The ship Alpha, of 268 tons carpenter's measure, of which Pau owns three-fourths, wa built in 1806. Of this vessel he is the ommande; the crew of whi h consists of seven men of colour, all of whom are related by bood to their Captain. The mate, Thomas Wainer, a nephew of Paul Cuffee, has been int usted as captain with a brig during two voyages to
all his crew behaved, not only inof- creased his property, and by uprightfensively, but with a conciliating pro- ness of conduct he has gained the priety. In a few days the inimical esteem and reard of his fel ow-citiassociation vanished, and the inhabi- zens. In the year 1800 he was contants treated himself and his crew with cerned in one half the expenses of respect and, even kindness. Many of erecting and equipping a brig of 162 the most respectable people visited his ton burthen, which portion he still vessel, and in consequence of the pre s- holds-To his brother belongs oneing invitation of one of them, Paul fourth, and the other fourth i owned dined with his family in the town. by persons not related to his family. Instead of enmity he received cares e»; such is the consequence of good sense, candour and good conduct, they frequently, convert enemies into friends. In three weeks Paul sold his cargo and received into his schooner 3000 bushels of Indian corn. With this corn he returned to West-port; that artice being in great demand; his cargo sold rapidly, and yielded him a profit of 1000 dollars. He reloaded his vessel, sailed Europe-his talents are fully adequate for Norfolk, sold his cargo and took to his present station, and his chain another, which, on his return proved racter renders him worthy of it. The as profitable as his first voyage. The ship is now under charter from Wilhome market was now amply supplied mington, Delaware, to Savannah in with corn, and it became necessary Georgi, and from thence to Liverpool to seek a different employment for his in England. On his arrival in England, vessel, He sa led to Passamaquoddy Paul had the offer of a freight by in search of a cargo. When he ar- William Rotch, jun. of New Bedford, rived at the river, James Brian, a (Massachusets) from Liverpool to Rus merchant of Wilmington (Delaware sia, and from thence to some part of State) made him a liberal offer for the United States. his vessel to carry a load of plaister. Paul thought the proposed price for the freight would equal the profits of any other business he should be likely to do there, and embraced his terms. Some time in the year 1797, he took on board the load of Gypsum and proceeded to Wilmington, Delaware.) Since that pe iod one or other of the wessels in which Paul is concerned has annually made one or two voyages to the same port.
William Rotch, jun. is a very respectable member of the Society of Friends, and a merchant whose unimpeachable character is well known in the United States, and in many of the mercantile cities of Europe. He has known Paul Cuffee for many years, and the confidence which he reposes in him is a very strong testimony in favour of Paul's abilities and honesty.
During the year 1797, after his return home, Paul purchased the shoemaker's hop, and the adjoining farm, in which he had planted his little family, where he commences the busi res of merchant sailor. For the farm and its improvements he paid 3,500 dollars, and placed it under the management of his brother, who is a
By judicious plans, and diligence in their exccution, Paul has gradually in
There are two circumstances of some importance in the life of Paul Cuffee which should not be passed over in silence.The time when they took place is unknown to the writer of this memoir, but he has correct knowledge of their particular facts.
Paul and his brother John Cuffee were called on by the collector of the district in which they reside, for payment of a personal tax. It appea ed to them that, by the laws of the constitution of Massachusets, taxation and
the whole rights of citizenship were liarly delicate in their nature, that we united-If the laws demanded of them cannot enter into all those minute dethe payment of personal taxes, the tails which would present a true picsame laws must necessarily and con- ture to the mental eye, and give the stitutionally invest them with the rights event all that interest which properly of representing and being represented belongs to it. We must at present be in the State Legislature. But they contented with a general and brief had never been considered as entitled history of the fact. Paul had experito the privilege of voting at elections, enced the many disadvantages of his nor of being elected to places of trust very limited education, and he resolved, and honour. Under those circumstances, as far as it was practicable, to relieve being divested of the rights of Free- his children from similar embarrassments: men, they believed themselves exempted The neighbourhood had neither a tutor from the burthens of taxation, and nor school-house. Many of the citizens therefore refused payment of the de- were desirous that a school should be mands. The collector resorted to the established. Paul proposed a meeting force of the laws to obtain the amount of the inhabitants for the purpose of of the taxes. After many delays of making such arrangements as should the judicial procedure and vexatious accomplish the desired object. The
entanglements of the law, Paul and collision of opinion respecting mode and his brother deemed it most prudent place occasioned the meeting to sepato silence the suit by payment of the rate without arriving at demands. But they resolved, if it were clusion, several meetings of the same possible, to obtain the rights which nature were called, but all were unthey believed to be connected with successful in their issue. Perceiving taxation. They presented a respectful that all efforts to procure a union of petition to the State Legislature, stating sentiment were fruitless, Paul set himtheir condition and requesting the pas self to work in earnest, and had a sing of such a law as should clear suitable house built on his own ground. up the uncertainty, and either exempt A master was procured and the school all persons of colour from liability to open to all who pleased to send their taxation, or insure for them the rights children. Paul's money paid for the and immunities belonging to other tax- house, but he never demanded rent able freemen. This petition was re- for it, nor endeavoured to obtain any ceived and read in the Legislature. From extraordinary authority in the control some individuals it net with a warm or regulation of the school. Is this true benevolence? Let those who read judge for themselves...
and almost indignant opposition. There was, however, a considerable majority favourable to their requests. They perceived the propriety and justice of the petition, and with an honourable magnanimity, in defiance of the prejudice of the times, they passed a law rendering all free persons of colour liable to taxation, according to the ratio established for white men, and granting them all the privileges belonging to other citizens. This was a day equally honourable to the peti tioners and the Legislature. A day which ought to be gratefully remenbered by every person of colour within the boundaries of Massachusets, and the names of John and Paul Coffee should always be united with its recollection...
With the other circumstance there are several incidents connected, so pecu
We learn that a brig of 100 tons.. burthen is now, in the latter part of the year 1806, building at West-port, Massachusets, one half of which is owned by Paul Cuffee..
Since the year 1797, Capt. Cuffee and his coloured crew have frequently visited Wilmington, and their conduct has always furnished strong testimony in favour of the belief that the descendants of Africa are not inferior to Europeans or Americans in moral or intellectual capacity. On being questi oned respecting the religious profession of his parents and himself, Paul re"I do not know that my father plied, and mother were ever adopted as mem bers of any society, but they followed to Paul's the Quaker meeting" and as religion he has walked in the steps 2 Y
of his Father, and is willing to give the right hand of fellowship to that people who walk nigh to God, called the children of Light.
Signed on behalf of the
in the Abolition of Slavery, by WILLIAM PRICE, President. Attest, JOHN JONES, Secretary.
As a tribute due to merit it may be stated, that there is new resident at Philadelphia, James Torten, a man generally.
A Complete List of Publications on Theology and Morals,
FOR MAY & JUNE, 1807.
The Catalogue of Books in our last Number was imperfect, owing to an accident at the Frinter's.
of colour, who received an education at the school established by the Society of Friends in that city, where he carries on the sail-making business with reputation to himself and satisfaction to his employers, and is engaged in that branch more extensively than any other person at Philadelphia. He possesses considerable property, acquired by his own industry and care, and is very much respected by the c.tizens
The Causes of the Increase of Methodism and Dissention, and the Popularity of what is called Evangelical Preaching, and the means of obviating them, a Sermon at a Visitation, at Melton, Mowbray, June 20, 1805. With Appendixes. 48
A Concise Account of the Rise and Progress of the Missionary Society.
A General Account of the Book of Psalms with their Use and Place in the Worship of God, &c. By S. Pierce, 12mo. Is 6d.
A Sermon, occasi ned by the Death of the late Rev. S. Lavington, of Eiddeford, by R. Evans, of Appledore; to which is added an Extract from a
Sermon, on the same occasion, by W,
A Supplement to the Signs of the Times; containing a Reply to the ob jections of the Rev. G. S. Faber, B. D. in his Dissertations on the Prophecies; and Strictures on some of the Interpretations given in that work, By James Bicheno, A. M. 2s.
The Works of Epictetus; consisting of his Discourses, in 4 Books, preserved by Arrian, the Enchiridion and Fragments. Translated from the original Greek, by the late Mrs. Elizabeth Carter, with an Introduction and Notes by the Translator: the 4th ed. with Additions and Corrections. 2vols. 8vo., 16s.
Memoirs of the Life of Mrs. Eliz." Carter, with a new edition of her Poems enlarged; to which will be added Mineous Fays in Prose, together with her Notes on the Bible and answers to Objections concerning the Christian Religion. By Montague Pennington, M. A. her nephew. 4to. 21. 28.
Prayers and Offices of Devotion, for Families and particular Persons, on most. occasions. By Benjamin Jenks, late Rector of Harley, Shropshire. The 25th ed. altered and improved by the Rev. Ch. Simeon, of Cambridge, 850,
A Sequel to the Serious Examina- The Life and Writings of Mr. Tanon into the Roman Catholic Claims, ner of Exeter. By Dr. Hawker. Porcontaining a more particular Inquiry trait. 8vo. 5s. into the Doctrines of Popery, as formerly held, and as now professed; with Remarks on some late Publications, by Sir J. Throckmorton, Dr. Milner, &c. By Thos. Le Mesurier. 35.
Poems; Moral, Descriptive, and Elegaic. By J. Thompson, Curate of Netherwitten, Northumberland. 2 vols. 12mo. 10s. 6d.
A Sermon, preached in the Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Jan. 25, 1807. for the Bene fit of "The Refuge for the Destitute," Cuper's Bridge, Lambeth. By the Rev. E. W. Whitaker. 1s. 6d.
Sermons by the late Dr. Brice John ston, of Holywood. 8vo. 9s.
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Danie's Evening Vision, compared with History; in which is disclosed a Prophecy concerning Buonaparte. Is.
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An account of the Footsteps of Di vine Providence, in the erecting and managing the Hospital at Glaucha, without Hall, by Professor Frank. Is.
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Talents Improved, or the Philanthropist. 12mo. 5s.
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The End of the Upright; a funeral Sermon, for the late Mr. J. W. Lobb, of Southampton. By David Bogue. Is.
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Luther's Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians, with Life. By the late Erasmus Middleton, B. D. 8vo. 9s.
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