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BY

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.XM.

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THE FIRST VOLUME.

Abu Bekr, Dr. Madden'! Reward for, 64. Narrative,
151

Abyssinia, 28, 88,106, I2O, 168, 187,203; Slave-hunting
in, go

Acorn, H.M.S., Capture of the Amelia, 4-1

Do. do. "Qmtro de Mareo, 63

Do. do. Snndry Vessels, 107

—' Do. Commanded by Captain John Adams,
not by Lieut. Hankey, 141
Address on behalf of Africa, 1
Advantages of Medical Science to Africa, 17
Africa, Address on behalf of, 1; and^lhe East, Proceed-
ings of Church Missionary Society, 172; and thejWest
Indies, Mntnal Dependence of, 36, 52, 63, 165, 222;
Blockade of West Coast, 47; Christian Missions, the
Hope of, 179; Dr« Vogel on the Botany of Western
Central Africa, 99, 134; Ethnography of, 84; Intelli-
gence from Western Africa, 138; Magnetic Observa-
tions, 55; Scene in Africa, 120; Water from the Coast,
54

African Institution, 26

African Slave Trade and its Remedy: Preface to German
Translation,'by Professor Carl Ritter, 220

Albert, His Royal Highness Prince, Present to Com-
manders of Expedition, Ql; Visit to the Ships, 75

Albert, H.M. Steam Vessel, Sermon by the Rev. T.
Jtfuller, 109; ditto. Rev. C. F. Childe,159

Allen's, Captain W., Pictaresqae Views on the Niger, 92

Amelia Slaver, Capture of, 43

Anderson, W. W., Esq., Letters from, 36, 52, 63

Ansah, Prince John, Letter to the Rev. Thomas Pyne,
201

Aquapim, Danish Settlements at, 80

Arrogante Slaver, Destruction of the, 31

Asbanti Princes, Letter from the Rev. Thomas Pyne,
123, ltd, 201; Letters from Prince William Quanta-
missab and John Ansah to the Rev. Thomas Pyne, 201,
223

Ashanti: Mr. De Graft and Mr. Freeman, 32; aud the

Gold Coast, 153
Auxiliary Societies, 41,59, 93,127,175, C08, 224

Barbadoes Auxiliary, 203

Bar racoons, Slave, Destruction of, by Captain Denman,
73, 83

Basle Missionary Society, 126 _
Becroft, Captain, 33

Beecbam's, the Rev. John, Ashanti and the Gold Coast,

Review of, 153
Beke, Dr., Letters from, 28, 88,106, J20,168, 187, 203
Bight of Benin, Revival of the Slave Trade, 42
Birthday Fete, 191

Blockade of the West Coast of Africa, 47
Botany of Western Central Africa, by Dr. Vogel, 99,
134

Bradford Auxiliary, 208

Brazil, Slavery and Stave Dealing, 189

Cape Coast Castle; Mr. Swanzy's Plantation, 214'

Cape De Verd Islands, 132

Carnarvon Auxiliary, 175

Cases of Slavers, 174,191, 207

Ceely, Mr., Letter on Vaccination, 25

Channlng, Dr., Review of M Emancipation," 91

Cheltenham Auxiliary, 127

Childe.the Rev. C. F., 159

Christian Missions the Hope of Africa, 179

Chronometers presented by His Hoyal Highness Prince
Albert to each of the Commanders of the Niger Expe-
dition, 91

Church Missionary Society: Proceedings for Africa and

the East, 1721 Tinmen Mission of the, 188
Clarke, the Rev* J., Intelligence from, 138

Clarkson, Thomas, Esq.,"Letter from, 115'

Conceco& de Maria, captured by II. M. B. Fantome,224

Corisco, Slaver, Capture of the, 207

Correspondents, Notice to, 32

Crowding of Slaves, 107

Cuba, Suppression of the Slave Trade in, 113," 161; Me-

morial, 122, 169
Dallas, Mrs., on Vegetable Butter. 185i
Danlell, Professor, on the Waters^of the African Coast,

18; on Miasma, 40, 53
Danish Gold Coast: Basle Missionary Stations, 126;

Settlements in Aqnapim, 80
De Graft, Mr. W., Native Missionary, 32
Denman, Captain; Destruction of Slave Barracoons, 73,

83,105
Devonport Auxiliary, 140
Doisde Outubro, Slaver, 62
Donations and Subscriptions, 32
Dorset, East, Auxiliary, 59
Dous Fevereiro, Slaver, Capture of, 159
Dublin Auxiliary, 93

Edinburgh Review; Article on Expedition, 30

El Arrogante, Spanish Slaver, 31

"Emancipation," by Dr. Channing; review, 91

Elhiope, Captain Becroft, 33

Ethnography of Africa, 84

Expedition, (vide " Niger Expedition.")

Fantomc, Captures by, 174, 207, 224
Faraday, Professor; Analysis on Water, 51
Fawn, Capture of the Dous Fevereiro Slaver, 159
Fcrgusson, Dr., Letter from, 31

Fernando Po, Cession of; Letter from M. Isambert,

150; Article in tbe Dcbats, 184
Firmc, Schooner, Case of the. 132
Freeman's, Mr., Journey to Kuinasi, 196, 215

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

from Captain Denman, 105
Germany: Letter from Captain Washington, 13; ditto

from Baron A. von Humboldt, 31; ditto from Dr.

Julius, 186

German Translation of the "African Slave Trade and its

Remedy;" Preface by Professor Carl Hitter, 220
Glasgow Auxiliary, 62, 76
Graft, Mr. De, 32

Gorney, Joseph John, Esq., Notice of his Work, "Winter
in the West Indies," 16; Letter from, 26

H., Letter "on the Slave Trade from, 222
Havana Memorial, 169
Hertford Anxiliary, 224

HotTman, the Rev. W., Statement relative to Basle Mis-
sions, 126

Humboldt, Baron A. von. Letter from, 31; Consent to be
elected a Corresponding Member of the African Civih-
zation Society, 110

Hunting Slaves in AbyseiuU, 90

Intelligence from Western Africa, 138

Isambert, M., Letter on Cession of Fernando Po, 150

Jamaica, Advancing Prosperity of, 108; a NegroSpeaker

at, 107; Money collected at, 41
Jamieson, Mr., 33

Jeremie, His Excellency Sir John, Departure for Sierra

Leone, 32; Death of, 140
Jcsns Maria Slaver. Capture of, 63; Unprecedented

Crowding, 107
Josephiue Slaver, Capture of the,*174
Jolius, Dr., Letter from, 186

Kamasi, Mr. Freeman's Journey lo, 198, £15

Lee, Mrs., on Vegetable;Butter, 166
Leeke, Captain Sir Henry, Letter from, 47
Liberia, Basle Missionary Station, 126
Litllejoho, the Rev. Mr., Jamaica, 41

Madden, Dr., bis reward for Abu Bckr, 64
Magnetic Observations in Africa, 55
Map of the Qnorra, 58

Marshall/Mr., Surgeon of H.M.S. V. Soudan, on Vaccination, 25

M'Lean, President, Administration of Justice by, 214 . M'William, Dr., Letter on Water from Africa, 54 Medical Science, Advantages of it to Africa, 17 Memorial from Cuba, 122; from Havana, 169 Meteorological Journal in the Quorra, y5; Observations

at Cape Palmaa, 208 Miasma, a probable Cause of, 40, 53, 211 Mailer, the Rev. Theodore, Chaplain to the Niger Ex*

peditiou; Sermon on board H.M.S.V. Albert, 109 Mutual Dependence of Africa, aud.the West Indies, 30

Native Missionary, a, 32
Negro Speaker, a, 107

Niger Expedition: Progress and Proceedings, 9, 24, 41, 57,75, 81, 97,115,131,145,177,193, 207, 209; Article in Edinburgh.Review,30; Day of Prayer for the,|16; Letter from Prince William Quantamissah, 146; Presents for, 16; Prince Albert, Ills Royal Highness' Visit to it, 75; Present to the Commanders, 91; Proceedings ofScienlinc'men, 202; Rev, HaldancjSlewart's Farewell Address, 32; Visit to Sierra Leone, 207

Niger, the, its Branches and Tributaries, 147, 163, 180, 195,217

Niger Views, by Captain W. Allen, Notice of, 92
Notice to Correspondents, 32; ditto to Subscribers, w,
64, 128,176

Observations, Magnetic, in Africa, 55
Origin of the African Civilization Society, 5

Palmas,'Cape, Meteorological Observations at, 208

Parliamentary Slave Trade Papers, 49, 86

Patronage of the King of Prussia, Baron Humboldt, and

the Grand Duke of Tuscany, 110 Pickle, II.M.S., Destruction of El Arrogante, Slaver, 31 Picturesque Views on the Niger, by Captain W. Allen,

Notice of, 92

Plymouth, Public Meeting at, 110; Speech of Captain
Trotter, 143

Poncha, La, Portuguese Pirate and Slaver, Capture of, 48
Portuguese Slaver, Capture of a, 159
Prayer for the Niger Expedition, 16
Presents for the Niger Expedition, 16
President's^Message, 27

Prevoyante, La, Capture of La Poncha, Slaver, by, 48

Prince, Dr., Intelligence from, 138

Proceedings of the Church Missionary Society, for

Africa and the East, 172; of Scientific Men attached

to the Niger Expedinon, 202 Prospectus of the African Civilization Society, 6 Prussia, His Majesty the King of; consent to be elected

an Honorary Member of the Society, 110 Pyne.the Rev. Thomas, Letter relative toAshanti Princes,

123, 201; Lelter from Prince W. Quantamissah, 201;

front Prince John Ausah, to, 201, 223

Quantamissah, Prince William, Letter from, 146, 201 Quatro de Marzo, Slaver, captured by the Amelia, 63 Quorra, Map of the, 58; Meteorological Journal, 95; , Recent Intelligence from the, 33

Reid, Dr., on the Ventilation of the Niger Vessels, 43,65

Revival of the Slave Trade in the Bight of Benin, 42 Ringdove, H.M. B., Capture of the Slaver Jesus Maria, by, 63,107

Kilter, Professor Carl, Preface to the German Translation of the " African Slave Trade and its Remedy," by, 220:

Royal Presents to the Commanders of the Niger.Expedition, 91

Sabine, Mr., Letter on Magnetic Observations, 55

Schon, the Rev. Mr., 31

Sermon on board il.M.s.V. Albert, by the Rev. Theodore Muller, 109

Sierra Leone: Letler.from Dr. Fergusson, 31; Departure of His Excellency Sir John Jeremie, for, 32; Death of, 1140; Visitof the Niger4Expeditlon,.207; .Vigour of the Slave Trade, 108

Slave Barracoous, Detraction of, by Captain Denman, 73,83

SlavctHnutlng in Abyssinia, 90

Slave Smuggling into tbe U nited.staie.", 183

Slave Trade Papers, 49, 86

Slave Trade, Suppressloi^of, in Cuba, 11.1, 161:

Slaves, Unprecedented Crowding of, 107

Slavery: Abolition or it In Tunis, 127; and the Internal

Slave Trade in the United Stales, 110; .and Slave

Dealing in Brazil, 189 Smith, Sir Culling Eardly, Birthday Fete, lyi Society, African Civilization, Origin of, 5 Stewait's, the Rev. Haldane, Farewell Address to the

Niger Expedition, 32 Subscribers to the " Friend of Africa,'' Notice to, 48,64 Swanzy, Mr.; his Plantation at Cape Coast Castle, 214 Sympathy of the Wast Indians In the cause of Africa, 205

Timneh Mission of the Church Missionary Society, 188

Tomboktu; Narrative of Abu Bekr, 151

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

Tropical Miasma, on, Letter from Professor Biscbof, 211

Trotter, Captain; his Speech at Plymouth, 143

Tunis, Abolition of Slavery In, 127

Tuscany, the Grand Duke of; consent to become an

Honorary Member of the African Civilization Society,

110

United States: Slavery and the Slave Trade in tbe, 110; Slave Smuggling into the, 183

Vaccination of the Africans, 24, 42

Vegetable Butter: Letter from Mrs. Lee, 166; from Mrs.

Dallas, 185 Ventilation of the Niger Vessels, 43, 55, 65 Visit of His Royal Highness Prince Albert to the Niger

Expedition, 75 Vogel, Dr. 1 Lelter from Baron Humboldt respecting

him, 31; on the Botany of Western Central Africa,

99,134

Waddell.'the Rev. H. M.; Letter on Africa and th<

West Indies. 222 Wanderer; Captain Denman's Destruction of the Slave

Barracoous, 73, 83, 105
Washington, Captain, Letter from bim in Germany, 13
Waters of the African Coast, 18, 54
Waterwitcb, ll.M.B.; Capture of two Slavers, 62
West Coast of Africa. 29; Blockade of the, 471
West India Regiment, 1st; Soldiers of tbe, 166
West Indies: Mutual Dependence of Africa and the, 36,

63,165,222; Sympathy in the cause or Africa, 205
Whydah and the Gallinas, 194, 206
Wihnot, Sir Eardley; Birthday Fete, 191
Winter in tbe West Indies, Notice of, 16
Woodcock, the Rev. Mr., Jamaica, 41

THE COMMITTEE OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE EXTINCTION OF THE
SLAVE TRADE AND THE CIVILIZATION OF AFRICA.

No. L] LONDON, 1st JANUARY, 1841. [2if.

CONTENTS.

Address:—Appeal on behalf of Africa 1

Hon:—

Origin of the Society 5

Proceedings fi

Prospectus 6

Niger Expedition:—Equipment 9

Proceedings of 11

Foreign :—

Correspondence from Germany 13

Vienna, Berlin, oic U

Miscellaneous :—

Notice of New Works 16

Acknowledgment of Presents 16

Arrivals and Sailings , 16

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 MempMan 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 arid 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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