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will probably think bimself obliged arrest the tide of blood, until the to yield to their representations. He people of France shall be someought, however, to know, what are what more enlightened respectthe real views of the men to whom ing the ruinous, bopeless, and cruel he thus commits himself. Letters conflict in which a few desperate have been received in town, from adventurers would embark them. many of the St. Domingo colonists This hope is encouraged by the apwho reside in Jamaica and in the pearance of a publication on St. DoUnited States, which admit that mingo, by a Colonel Malenfant, preparations for a vigorous defence who formerly resided for many were niaking in all parts of St. years in that island. Making alDomingo; that 40,000 men were lowance for some dozen pages of inalready under arms; that in the vective against England, which might north and in the south there was the have been requisite as a passport same activity, the same determina. through the censor's oflice, it contains tion to wage a war of unsparing, much valuable information, and unpitying destruction, in defence of much sound counsel on the subject. their freedom. But what is the In the statement of facts, there is a language of these colonists on the remarkable coincidence between him occasion? One says, “ Let them and the eloqueut author of the Crisis defend themselves: so much the of the Sugar Colonies, the Opportunibetter: then we shall have the pre- ty, and the Life of Toussaint Louver. tence we seek for burning them like ture. We shall probably recur to this rats in their traps !" Only be important work in our next Number: quick," another writes, with in the mean time we must content bloodhounds, chasseurs, and sup- ourselves with a single extract :plies." " Let us carry away (il “ It was always my opinion," faut deporter),” says a third, " the says this writer, " that we ought not whole of the population. The mer to attenipt to recover St. Domingo chants of Nantes, in spite of the by force of arms. I stated this in a perfidious English, will soon furnish memorial which I presépied 10 Ge500,000 Blacks 10 replace them.” neral Leclerc just before he sailed. What madness and bloodthirstiness He paid no attention to what I have we here united! Are these the wrote'. Ile despised my advice. men into whose hands Louis the De- What was the result? He'perished, sired is about to commit his fame with his whole army; and the coand the fortunes of his too-late-re- lony, which, unul iben, had been covered throne ? We pily hin, preserved by Toussaint, was lost to that he is obliged by them to make France.” He adds, that a new ala St. Domingo war a matter of tempt of the same kind would only question : we shall pity bim still meer with more certain ruin, '" be. more, if he should think bimself cause the Blacks are better armed, obliged to decide that question in more habituated to war, more strong. opposition to all the charities of his ly fortified, more ably commanded, own benevolent heart, and, we would than they were at thai epoch;" and, add, against bis own interests and what most material, “their hearts those of France.
are ulcerated with the recollection We rejoiced to perceive, by one of the cruelties which were then of the minor Paris papers, that practised towards them, by Noyades when Gen. Desfourneaux recom à la Currier, and even by casting mended “celerity in fitting out an them to dogs to be devoured alive." expedition for St. Domingo, mur- “ Horrible as is this last assertion," inurs of disapprobation arose among observes an
able writer in the the Deputies. We hope that this Times newspaper of the 24th inst., is an earnest of such a vigorous op. “it unfortunately rests on too strong position to the measure, as may evidence to be doubted; and, cou.
sequently, in every French soldier, to St. Domingo. She has resisted all that may land on their coasts, the the solicitations of England to abolish Haytians will think they see a mon it. It bas even been declared by sler prepared 10 treat them with the English Minister, that so ima similar enormity. It is in vain that moveably did she cling to this M. Desfourneaux builds hopes on the trade, that, with the sword at her divisions which exist among them. throat, she would have renewed her Every account, which we have re- desperate war rather than relinquish ceived, agrees in stating, that the it. What, then, have we to hope arrival of a French army would be a from her professions, or her prosignal for the closest union between mises? Her measures, whatever she Christophe and Petion; that they may pretend, have evidently this obhave both adopted the same resolu- jeci, the re-establishment of slavery tion, to burn the sea-coast towns, in St. Domingo. Why else bring and retire to the fortified passes in slaves from Africa? Is' it in the suthe interior; and that they have perabundance of her philanthropy to unanimously sworn a guerre à mort to make them sharers in our freedom; any invaders that shall touch their or is it in the blindness of her cusoil. Fortunately, the letter from pidity to make us sharers of their the Haytian Secretary of State stripes and chains? No! no! This leaves open a path for amicable ac concludes the discussion. Nothing commodation, which may eventually now remains for us but independa be far more beneficial to France ence or death.” What a different iban even the wildest dreams of the impression would have bren made most infuriated colonists. Let us on the Haytians, had France nobly trust that this opening will be laid renounced the African slave trade! hold of'; tbat instead of the land and Thus uoes profligacy, in this as in sea forces, which M. Desfourneaux many other instances, bring with it so blindly asks for, nothing but com
its owo immediate punishment. mercial undertakings, and friendly We rejoice to see this great cause overtures, will be thought of; and taken up by, two advocates, who apthat thus, at the approaching Con- pear to have fathomed iis depths, and gress, the great stumbling-block to an to be fully equal to its conduct. The immediate and universal abolition of one (who has been already quoted) the Slave Trade will be removed." is a writer in the Times, who, du
This last suggestiou reminds us to ring the last two or three weeks, state, that, in our communications has signalized himself by the accuwith persons lately arrived from St. racy of his information on this subDomingo, we have been most forci. ject, and the rectitude and elevation bly struck with hearing, that the of his general views. The other is M. circumstance which appeared to Peltier, who, in his last number of produce an instantaneous, concor- L'Ambigu (No. 413)- a periodical rent, and unqualified determination, work in French edited by him, and from one end of St. Domingo to the widely circulated both in England other, to resist French aggression and on the Continent-has treated in whatever form it should approach the whole question with unusual tathe shores of that island, whether in lent and intelligence. We strongly the shape of peaceful negociation or recommend bis work to our readers, of armed force, was the revival of the and, by way of supporting that reFrench Slave Trade. That very ar- commendation, we shall give an exticle, which the infatuated colonists tract from the close of the extended dreamt was to restore St. Domingo discussions in that number on St. to France, has probably sealed the Domingo and the Slave Trade. He deed of ils everlasting separation. addresses the following wise and sa“France,"say the Haytians, revives lutary counsel to the planters of the slave trade, avowedly with a view that island.'
“ If you must have estates be- and the advances which Government tween the Tropics, why do you not would have to make, for the formago yourselves, why do you not send tion and complete establistment of your gentle overseers, to cultivate such a colony, would not amount to sugar, coffee, and cotton on the half of what you would make it sacribanks of the Senegal, in that seule- fice uselessly, in order to place you ment which the generosity of Eng- in a capacity even to exercise your Jand has gratuitously restored to perfidy and vengeance. In the you? There you will only be mean time, Nanız, Bourdeaux, and iwenty days' sail from the mother Marseilles would be gaining, by their country. You will there have ten peaceful commerce with Hayli, the times the extent of territory to cul- means of making you those adtivate, which you could have at St. vances, for the restoration of your Domingo, and probably of a supe- ruined fortunes, which ihey are unaa rior quality. You will there obtain ble now 10 make; and the produce in abundance industrious Blacks, of Senegal and that of Hayri would who for moderate wages will culti arrive together in the ports of vate your estates, without bringing France, without having cost ose ruin on the merchants of Nautz: lear to humanity.”
MISCELLANEOUS INTELLIGENCE. Our report of public affairs for this model 5. The Pope appears to be busily emmust now be very brief, so many of our ployed in reviving the different orders and pages having been devoted to the interest- papal institutions which had been overing sabject of the French Slave Trade.
thrown by the revolutionary torrent. 1. Parliament has been summoned to has issued a Ball, restoring the Jesuits to meet on the 8th of November. This cir- all their former privileges, and calling on cumstance has tended greatly to depress the all Catholie princes to protect and encourage Junds; as the want of money is supposed to them. He has, besides, laken measures for be the cause of this early summons. Om. restoring the orders of regular clergy.-la pium has reached a discount ut 7 per cent. France also, at least in the heads of her
9. Sonje severe baules have been tougit governmeut, there are strong symptoms of on the borders of Canada; all of them, louw- reviving superstition; which, considering ever, before any of the reinforcements froai the state of public opinion in that country, France had reached the scene of action. is not particularly well adapted to give sipIn one of these battles, our troops, aliei a bilily to the throne. What will ibe wits tong and sanguinary conflict, were victorious there say, and what can any rational man against superior numbers, and the American say, to the solenn consecration of the king. army was driven beyond the frontier. We dom of France to the Virgin Mary? have since failed in an allack on Fort 6. The government of France is benevoErie, by which we incurred considerable lently turning its attention to the reform of loss. Å Britisli force of 12,000 men liad jis prisou system. We should have rejoiced arrived at Quebec, from Europe. A large more in this indication of philanthropy, armament bad assembled in the Chesapeake, had it not been uulappily contemporaneous and it was expected would lose no time with the ordonnance reviving the Slave jn proceeding to Washington. The negoci- Trade, and wiih the proposition for turning ations appear still to be proceeding with the St. Domingo into one vasi charnel-house. American Commissioners at Ghent.
7. Just as ibis sheet was going 10 press, 3. Monte Video has surrendered to the intelligence was received of the capture of popular army; so that there is not now, in
Washington, the capital of America, and the proviuce of Buenos Ayrt's, a single post the destruction of all the national property held by the Royalists.
in that city, after a brilliant victory obtained 4. The war between Norway and the by 1500 British over 9000 Americans Allies has been happily closed, by an ar strongly posted.--- Madison aud bis Misso mistice, which promises to issue in the sters were spectators of the conflict. peacelul uuion of that country with Sweden,
REV. DR. BRUNNMARK. as chaplain to the Swedish embassy It has pleased God to remove sudo in London, and minister of the denly from this life the Rev. Dr. Swedish church, he could not. bave Brunnmark (a name well known in made any future provision for his this country), in the midst of his family; but he had for some time successful exertions in the cause of entertained a prospect of promotiun"; the Bible both in England and in and the King of Sweden had actúa Sweden. He had not only extended ally appointed him to one of the the sphere of the Stockholm Bible largest livings in that country ; but Society, but had formed similar Bi- death has cancelled this preferble Societies nearly throughout all ment, and, with it, the widow's the dioceses and provinces of Swe. hope of daily bread for herself and den, his native country; and had ob children. tained for those societies the patron
It is the testimony of several age of his Majesty the King of highly respectable gentlemen *, who Sweden, of the Crown Prince, and knew the man well, that he gave of the principal heads of the Swe himself up, without reserve, to the dish National Church.
cause of God, and to the poor. He While eagerly pressing on to visited the poor of every country, in wards the summit of his prayers and their cellars, their garrets, and wishes, “ that the Bible Institution when in prison.
He tad, for many in Sweden should furnish every years past, a levee of poor people, at man and woman with the Holy his house in Wellclose Square, three Seriptures,” he was too regardless times a week ; and seldom less than of bis health. He was engaged in from twenty to thirty attended; these pursuiis, when, travelling in into whose cases he inquired, and the night from Stockholm to Upsala, would give them the best advice, if the latter part of July last, he caught he could not always relieve them; a violent cold and fever. He con- whenever it was necessary, would pleted, however, his work at Up- visit them at their own habitations, sala, and then burried off to Yoer- sharing his own small income with mora, in Dalecarlia, where his ve- the most necessitous; and was ofien nerable mother, and his beloved the unwearied almoner of other wile and children, were then upon a
benevolent persons. A letter revisit to his brother, the Rev. Mr. ceived from his widow, states him Brunnmark, rector of that place. to have been always a very great His fever increased to an alarming proficient in the art of foregoing height; but still he persevered in his most of his comforts, so that he coali labours till the 31st of July, when, make out the sum he wanted for having been put to bed at u o'clock some distressed family, persons in at night, this valuable servant of * These gentlemen, who are, Sir Dighy God expired in peace at half past Mack worth, J. Butterworth, W. Burls, J. W. five o'clock the following morning, Freshfield, J. Hughes, C. F. A. Steiuskopff, the 1st of August, wbile his amicted A. Clarke, J. Poynder, S. Mills, J. Prict, wife was standing by his bed-side, J. Reyner, E. N. Thornton, and G. Wolf, anxiously watching the alarming have opened a subscription for the relief of progress of the fever, now aided by the widow and family of this benevolent gout in the stomach.
man, and have undertaken to apply proHe has left a widow and three perly soch sums as may be entrusted to young children, daughters, who scribed one hundred and ten guineas among
ihein. These gentlemen have already submust now, unless effectually assist themselves. Subscriptions are received by ed, want even the common necessa- Down and Co.; Haukey and Co.; and nies of life. From his scanty income Hoares, Fleet Street,
prison, &c.; and that, during the in which his prospects were bright. last month of his life, his compassions est in every respect; when he found had been unusually awake. “ He himself bonoured with the most disseemed afraid to have one shilling tinguished approbation by his king by him, that he thought might be and country, and presented with a well laid out for some poor person. living so likely to improve his reHe was like one fearing to lose a duced economical affairs ! But the day's interest if he kept back the Lord's will be done. As for himself, mite that ought to be cast into the he has entered into the joy of his treasury of the temple. He was a Lord: as for his family, the Lord man in'ten thousand, as the poor will surely provide.” man's friend. But he is now with Claes Grill, Esq., the Swedish God.”
consul, and another Swedish genThe Rev. Mr. Steinkopff, in writ- tleman, Mr. Sandmark, write in the ing to a friend respecting the death same strain to C. Sundius, Esq.:of Dr. Brunnmark, bas thus express “ Our mutual and highly respected ed himself:-" Is it indeed true, friend, the late Rev. Dr. Brunnthat vur estimable and beloved mark, was a member of the British friend Brunomark is no more! That and Foreign Bible Society; and, as indefatigable friend of God and you also know, Foreign Secretary, man, whom we both had the hap- pro tempore, during the absence on piness to know, to love, and to wit- ihe continent of the Rev. Mr. Stein. ness his zeal for the glory of God, kopff: and it may almost be said and the propagation of bis truth; that his valuable life fell a sacrifice his kindness to the poor, and labo- to his determined zeal of carrying rious exertions for them; bis truly into effect the noble views of that pastoral love to his countrymen; his Society." enlarged benevolence; his modest On this circumstance they found and upassuming manners; the sa- a hope, that many friends of that Incrifice of personal convenience, stitution will, as well out of friend. comfort, and ease, which he was ship and just regard for Dr. Brudaconstantly making. He lived for mark, as from Christian benevolence, God and his fellow-creatures, and “siand up as protectors and advohe died in the service of that blessed cales of the widow, the destilute wiRedeemer, in imitation of whose dow, and the three infant daughters, example he went about doing good. of our late honoured and beloved
“ Our Bible Society, as well as pastor and friend. He has scarcely other Christian and benevolent 'in- jeti one shilling's worth of what is stitutious, have sustained by his valued on this side the grave, exdeath a loss which can scarcely be cept the well-deserved name of the repaired. And how mysterious, that Good Samaritan,' - the Friend of he should die at the very moment God and the poor.""
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
No Literary Intelligence can be inserted; which does not reach the Editor by the 20th of
the month, at the latest. Thomas Scorr; J. N. C.; P. M. P.; R. B. P.; ÆQUUS; C. R.; and D. W. will be in
serted. P. C. F.; T. B.; C. O.; G. B.; and T. J. have been received. The Obituary of Dr. Láne, has been excluded only by the length of the article on the
French Slave Trade, A Constant PEADER has judged rightly as to the book on Education. The Newspaper mentioned in a letter from York of the 19th of August, bas never reached us : we should otherwise bave been glad to avail ourselves of our respected Corresponde ent's hiut.