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THE SOCIETY FOR THE EXTINCTION OF
THE SLAVE TRADE, AND FOR THE

CIVILIZATION OF AFRICA.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

. PUBLISHED BY JOHN W. PARKER, 445, WEST STRAND;

AND SOLD BY ALL BOOKSELLERS,

M.DCCC.XLI.

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TO

THE FIRST VOLUME.

Abu Bekr, Dr. Madden's Reward for, 64. Narrative, | Clarkson, Thomas, Esq., Letter from, 115
151

Concecoâ de Maria, captured by H. M. B. Fantome, 294
Abyssinia, 28, 88, 106, 120, 168, 187, 203; Slave-hunting Corisco, Slaver, Capture of the, 207
in, 90

Correspoudents, Notice to, 39
Acorn, H.M.S., Capture of the Amelia, 43

Crowding of Slaves, 107
- Do.

do. Quatro de Marzo, 63 Cuba, Suppression of the Slave Trade in, 113, 161; Me-
- Do.
do. Sundry Vessels, 107

morial, 122, 169
Do. Commanded by Captain John Adams, Dallas, Mrs., on Vegetable Butter, 185
not by Lieut. Hankey, 141

Daniell, Professor, on the Waters of the African Coast.
Address on behalf of Africa, 1

18; on Miasma, 40, 53
Advantages of Medical Science to Africa, 17

Danish Gold Coast: Basle Missionary Stations, 126;
Africa, Address on behalf of, 1; and the East, Proceed Settlements in Aquapim, 80
inss of Church Missionary Society, 179; and the West

De Graft, Mr. W., Native Missionary, 32
Indies, Mathal Dependence of, 36, 52, 63, 165, 222; | Denman, Captain ; Destruction of Slave Barracoons, 73,
Blockade of West Coast, 47; Christian Missions, the

83, 105
Hope of, 179; Dr. Vogel on the Botany of Western Devonport Auxiliary, 140
Central Africa, 09, 134; Ethnography of, 81; Intelli Dois de Outubro, Slaver, 69
sence from Western Africa, 138; Magnetic Observa Donations and Subscriptions, 32
tions, 55; Scene in Africa, 129; Water from the Coast, Dorset, East, Auxiliary, 59
54

Dous Fevereiro, Slaver, Capture of, 159
African Institution, 26

Dublin Auxiliary, 93
African Slave Trade and its Remedy: Preface to German
Translation, by Professor Carl Ritter, 290

Edinburgh Review; Article on Expedition, 30
Albert, His Royal Highness Prince, Present to Com.

El Arrogante, Spanish Slaver, 31
manders of Expedition, 91; Visit to the Ships, 75

"Emancipation," by Dr. Channing; review, 91
Albert, H.M. Steam Vessel, Sermon by the Rev. T.

Ethiope, Captain Becroft, 33
Muller, 109; ditto, Rev. C. F. Childe, 159

Ethnography of Africa, 84
Allen's, Captain W., Picturesque Views on the Niger, 92

Expedition, (vide“ Niger Expedition.")
Amelia Slaver, Capture of, 43
Anderson, W. W., Esq., Letters from, 36, 59, 63

Fantome, Captures by, 174, 207, 294
Ansah, Prince John, Letter to the Rev. Thomas Pyne,

Faraday, Professor; Analysis on Water, 51
201

Fawn, Capture of the Dous Fevereiro Slaver, 159
Aqoapim, Danish Settlements at, 80

Fergusson, Dr., Letter from, 31
Arrogante Slaver, Destruction of the, 31

Fernando Po, Cession of; Letter from M. Isambert,
Ashanti Princes, Letter from the Rev. Thomas Pyne,

150; Article in the Debats, 184
193, 116, 201; Letters from Prince William Quanta-

Firme, Schooner, Case of the, 139
missah and Job Ansah to the Rev. Thomas Pyne, 201,

Freeman's, Mr., Journey to Kamasi, 198, 215
Ashanti: Mr. De Graft and Mr. Freeman, 32; and the

Gallinas: Letter from West Coast of Africa, 29; ditto
Gold Coast, 153

from Captain Denman, 105
Ansiliary Societies, 41, 59, 93, 127, 175, 208, 294

Germany : Letter from Captain Washington, 13; ditto
Barbadoes Auxiliary, 208

from Baron A. von Humboldt, 31; ditto from Dr.
Barracoons, Slave, Destruction of, by Captain Denman,

Julius, 186

German Translation of the “African Slave Trade and its
73, 83
Basle Missionary Society, 126

Remedy;" Preface by Professor Carl Ritter, 990
Beeroft, Captain, 33

Glasgow Auxiliary, 62, 76
Beecham's, the Rev. John, Ashanti and the Gold Coast, I Graft, Mr. De, 32
Review of, 153

Gurney, Joseph John, Esq., Notice of his Work, “Winter
Beke, Dr., Leters from, 28, 88, 106, 120, 168, 187, 203

in the West Indies," 16; Letter from, 26
Bight of Benin, Revival of the Slave Trade, 42
Birthday Fete, 191

H., Letter on the Slave Trade from, 922

Havana Memorial, 169
Blockade of the West Coast of Africa, 47

llertford Auxiliary, 224
Botany of Western Central Afnca, by Dr. Vogel, 99,

Hoffman, the Rev. W., Statement relative to Basle Mis-
1.34
Bradford Agxiliary, 208

sions, 126

Humboldt, Baron A. von, Letter from, 31; Consent to be
Brazil, Slavery and Slave Dealing, 189

elected a Corresponding Member of tbe African Civilr
Cape Coast Castle; Mr. Swanzy's Plantation, 214

zation Society, 110
Cape De Verd Islands, 132

Hunting Slaves in Abyssinia, 90
Carnarvon Auxiliary, 175
Cases of Slavers, 174, 191, 207

Intelligence from Western Africa, 138
Ceely, Mr., Letter on Vaccination, 25

Isambert, M., Letter on Cession of Fernando Po, 150
Channing, Dr., Review of “Emancipation," 91
Cbeltenham Aaxiliary, 127

Jamaica, Advancing Prosperity of, 108; a NegroSpeaker
Childe, the Rev. C. F., 159

at, 107 ; Money collected at, 41
Christian Missions the Hope of Africa, 179

Jamieson, Mr., 33
Chronometers presented by His Royal Highness Prince Jeremie, His Excellency Sir John, Departure for Sierra

Albert to each of the Commanders of the Niger Expe. Leone, 32; Death of, 140
dition, 91

Jesus Maria Slaver, Capture of, 63; Unprecedented
Charcb Missionary Society: Proceedings for Africa and Crowding, 107
the East, 172; Timnéh Mission of the, 188

Josephine Slaver, Capture of the, 174
Clarke, the Rev. J., Intelligence from, 138

Julius, Dr., Letter from, 186 .

Komasi, Mr. Freeman's Journey to, 198, 215

| Revival of the Slave Trade in the Bight of Benin, 42

Ringdove, H.M.B., Capture of the Slaver Jesus Maria,
Lee, Mrs., on Vegetable:Butter, 166

by, 63, 107
Leeke, Captain Sir Henry, Letter from, 47

Ritter, Professor Carl, Preface to the German Transla•
Liberia, Basle Missionary Station, 126

tion of the “African Slave Trade and its Remedy," by,
Littlejoho, the Rev. Mr., Jamaica, 41

220

Royal Presents to the Commanders of the Niger Expe-
Madden, Dr., his rewarú for 'Abu Bekr, 64

dition, 91
Magnetic Observations in Africa, 55
Map of the Quorra, 58

Sabine, Mr., Letter on Magnetic Observations, 55
Marshall, Mr., Surgeon of H.M.S.V. Soudan, on Vaccina. Schon, the Rev. Mr., 31
tion, 25

Sermon on board H.M.S.V. Albert, by the Rev. Theo.
M'Lean, President, Administration of Justice by, 214

dore Muller, 109
M'William, Dr., Letter on Water from Africa, 51

Sierra Leone: Letter from Dr. Fergusson, 31; Departure
Medical Science, Advantages of it to Africa, 17

of His Excellency Sir John Jeremie, for, 32; Death
Memorial from Cuba, 122; from Havana, 169

of, 1140; Visit of the Niger Expedition, 207 ; Vigour
Meteorological Journal in the Quorra, 95; Observations of the Slave Trade, 108
at Cape Palmas, 208

Slave Barracoous, Destructiou of, by Captain Denman,
Miasma, a probable Cause of, 40, 53, 211

73, 83
Müller, the Rev. Theodore, Chaplain to the Niger Ex. Slave Hunting in Abyssinia, 90

pedition: Sermon on board H.M.S.V. Albert, 100 Slave Smuggling into the United States, 183
Mutual Dependence of Africa, and the West Indies, 36 Slave Trade Papers, 49, 86

Slave Trade, Suppression of, in Caba, 113, 161 !
Native Missionary, a, 32

Slaves, Unprecedented Crowding of, 107
Negro Speaker, a, 107

Slavery: Abolition of it in Tunis, 127; and the Internal
Niger Expedition : Progress and Proceedings, 9, 21, 41, Slave Trade in the United States, 110; ,and Slave
57, 75, 81, 97, 115, 131, 145, 177, 193, 207, 209; Article Dealing in Brazil, 189
in Edinburgh Review, 30; Day of Prayer for the, 116; 1 Smith, Sir Culling Eardly, Birthday Fete, 191
Letter from Prince William Quantamissah, 146; Pre-

Society, African Civilization, Origin of, 5
sents for, 16; Prince Albert, His Royal Highness'

Stewart's, the Rev. Haldade, Farewell Address to the
Visit to it, 75; Present to the Commanders, 91; Pro

Niger Expedition, 32
ceedings of Scientific'men, 202; Rev. Haldane Stewart's

Subscribers to the “Friend of Africa, Notice to, 48, 64
Farewell Address, 32; Visit to Sierra Leone, 207

Swanzy, Mr.; his Plantation at Cape Coast Castle, 214
Niger, the, its Branches and Tributaries, 147, 163, 180,

Sympatby of the West Indians in the cause of Africa, 205
195, 217
Niger Views, by Captain W. Allen, Notice of, 92

Timneh Mission of the Church Missionary Society, 188
Notice to Correspondents, 32; ditto to Subscribers, 48,

Tombokta; Narrative of Abu Bekr, 151
64, 128, 176

Trinidad; Soldiers of the 1st West India Regiment, 166

| Tropical Miasma, on, Letter from Professor Bischof.eu
Observations, Magnetic, in Africa, 55
Origin of the African Civilization Society, 5

Trotter, Captain ; his Speech at Plymouth, 143

Tunis, Abolition of Slavery in, 197
Palmas, Cape, Meteorological Observations at, c08;

Tuscany, the Grand Dake of; consent to become an
Parliamentary Slave Trade Papers, 49, 86

Honorary Member of the African Civilization Society,

110
Patronage of the King of Prussia, Baron Humboldt, and
the Grand Duke of Tuscany, 110

United States: Slavery and the Slave Trade in the, 110;
Pickle, H.M.S., Destruction of El Arrogante, Slaver, 31

Slave Smuggling into the, 183
Picturesqne Views on the Niger, by Captain W. Allen,

Notice of, 92
Plymouth, Public Meeting at, 110; Speech of Captain

Vaccination of the Africans, 24, 49
Trotter, 143

Vegetable Butter: Letter from Mrs. Lee, 166; from Mrs.
Poncha, La, Portuguese Pirate and Slaver, Capture of, 48

Dallas, 185

Ventilation of the Niger Vessels, 43, 55, 65
Portuguese Slaver, Capture of a, 159

Visit of His Royal Highness Prince Albert to the Niger
Prayer for the Niger Expedition, 16
Presents for the Niger Expedition, 16

Expedition, 75

Vogel, Dr.: Letter from Baron Humboldt respecting
President's Message, 27
Prevoyante, La, Cupture of La Poncha, Slaver, by, 48

him, 31; on the Botany of Western Central Africa.
Prince, Dr., Intelligence from, 138

99, 134
Proceedings of the Church Missionary Society, for
Africa and the East, 179; of Scientific Men attached

Waddell," the Rev. H. M.; Letter on Africa and the
to the Niger Expedition, 202

West Indies, 292
Prospectus of the African Civilization Society, 6

Wanderer; Captain Denman's Destruction of the Slave
Prussia, His Majesty the King of; consent to be elected

Barracoons, 73, 83, 105
an Honorary Member of the Society, 110

Washington, Captain, Letter from bim in Germany, 13
Pyne, the Rev. Thomas, Letter relative to Ashanti Princes,

Waters of the African Coast, 18, 54
123, 201; Letter from Prince W. Quantamissah, 901;

Waterwitch, H.M.B.; Capture of two Slavers, 62

West Coast of Africa, 99; Blockade of the, 471
from Prince John Ansah, to, 201, 293

West India Regiment, 1st; Soldiers of the, 166
Quantamissah, Prince William, Letter from, 146, 901 West Indies: Mutual Dependence of Africa and the, 36.
Quatro de Marzo, Slaver, captured by the Amelia, 63 63, 165, 229; Sympathy in the cause of Africa, 205
Quorra, Map of the, 58; Meteorological Journal, 05 : Whydah and the Gallinas, 194, 206
Recent Intelligence from the, 33

Wilmot, Sir Eardley : Birthday Fete, 191

Winter in the West Indies, Notice of, 16
Reid, Dr., on the Ventilation of the Niger Vessels, 43, 05 | Woodcock, the Rev. Mr., Jamaica, 41

BY

THE COMMITTEE OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE EXTINCTION OF THE

SLAVE TRADE AND THE CIVILIZATION OF AFRICA.

No. 1.]

LONDON, 1st JANUARY, 1841.

[2d.

CONTENTS. ADDRESS :- Appeal on behalf of Africa ........ 1 | FOREIGN :Hour:

Correspondence from Germany............13 Origin of the Society... ........

Vienna, Berlin, &c. ..

......14 Proceedings...

MISCELLANEOUS:
Notice of New Works ...

.....16 NIGER EXPEDITION:-Equipment .... .... 9

Acknowledgment of Presents .. ......16 Proceedings of 830..........................11 Arrivals and Sailings .....

......16

Prospectus...

ADDRESS ON BEHALF OF AFRICA. The past history of Africa presents a mysterious page in the book of Providence, and constitutes one of the most mournful and humiliating passages in the annals of mankind. . With the exception of a few favoured spots, the seats of either ancient or modern civilization, nearly the whole of this vast continent, so far as we are acquainted with it, has been from time immemorial immersed in moral darkness, adapted only to exhibit scenes of the deepest human degradation and woe.

Successive ages have borne the elements of social improvement to almost every other considerable portion of the globe, but Africa, unhappy Africa, the cradle of ancient art and science, and the depository of ancient grandeur, has made no onward progress: and although upon her northern and eastern frontiers, a by-gone civilization still lingers, yet her central, western, and southern districts appear to have ever remained in almost primeval barbarism, a monument of the ingratitude of those nations who first borrowed from Africa the rudiments of their own advancement..

In contemplating the desolation and misery of modern Africa, it were unjust to forget that Europe is herself a debtor to the ancient population of that now benighted continent. Egypt first taught the use of letters : first unveiled the mysteries of science: set the most successful examples of agriculture and commerce; and by imperishable memorials in architecture and design, “the works of Memphian kings,” awakened the genius and the wonder of all succeeding generations. Nor can Christianity itself deny its obligations to a continent which gave birth to the author of the earliest of the sacred oracles; which produced the Septuagint; listened to the voice of Evangelists; and in the primitive ages of the Church, gloried in the possession of many of its most illustrious martyrs, apologists, and fathers.

It were well if the imputation of ingratitude and neglect could alone be urged against civilized and Christian Europe. It were well if the horrors of Africa and the disgrace of Europe were all comprised in such a complaint. But Europe is charged with far other offences than these. She stands convicted, alas! of an avarice mingled with a cruelty so

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