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The African Slave, a Tale, founded on In the 39 books of the Old Testament,
fact. By Aunt Sarah. Birmiogham, there are 929 chapters—in the 27 books Ricbard Peart.
of the New Testament, 260 chapters, A VERY pretty little reward book for dred.) In general, however, there is a
(Mr. Timpson has put down three hun. the children of our Sunday-schools; well great regard to accuracy, and we earn. fitted to inspire and to cherish that ab. estly hope this cheap little tract will be horrence of the slave-trade, which every often reprinted, with improvements. Christian ought to feel and to promote. And, if the childreu read it to their pa. The Christian Remembrancer. rents, they will convey instruction of the
By Ammost interesting kind concerning the way
brose Serle, Esq. Author of Hora Soof salvation, and the true character of litaria, The Church of God, &c. With those who walk in it. Many a white an Introductory Essay. By Thomas man will hear it, and blush, and receive Chalmers, D.D. Whittaker, 12mo. reproof.
MR. Serle was one of the friends of the We would, however, respectfully sug. late philanthropic John Thornton. This gest to Aunt Sarah, that if she meets with book was first published by the author such a Christian Negro again, it will be in 1786, and met with a warm reception, far better to give precisely what he says, most deservedly, from the Christian world. in his own words, and in his own way, Dr. Chalmers strongly recommends it. and then subjoin her own reflections. We And, in his essay, he has given us a fine are jealous of these little tales founded on specimen of his wonderful power of amfact-not knowing how far they are som plification, by expatiating through fiveand we think an intelligent child should and-twenty pages, on a single thought be encouraged, in every instance, to ask, derived from 1 Cor. xv.2. •By which also is it true?'
ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have be.
lieved in vain.' A Key to the Bible, containing an Epi.
We give one extract from this' Rememtoine of every Book in the old and brancer,' which was not more necessary New Testament. By Question and
in Mr. Serle's time, than it is now. It is Answer, adapted to Children and the marriages of 'real Christians.'
taken from p. 257, where he is writing on Youth. By 1. Timpson. Offor.
“ It is the voice of reason and religion, This is a little work of considerable that piety must not be yoked with promerit, which will be very acceptable to faneness, nor the true believer with an the teachers of Sunday-schools. And, infidel. When persons have broken indeed, parents, when teaching their through this rule, they have always done own children, may with advantage use it to their own sad cost; as abundance it. It is characterized by the simplicity of examples can testify. which is of inestimable value in all ele.
“Some have ventured upon this transmentary books; and it breathes every gression from mere carnal motives, prewhere a sweet savour of Christ. A short extract will shew the writer's be the instruments of bringing the other
tending, at least, to hope, that they might manner.
side to God. Many instances, indeed, Question 31. “ What is most remark. occur where both parties have married able and worthy to be remembered in the before they knew the grace of God. book of Genesis ?
and have afterwards been called by it; Seven things; of which, no book be. but the example, perhaps, is not easily to sides can inform us truly.
he found, where a believer, acting directly 32. Repeat those things.
against the rule of God, for temporal ends, 1. The creation of all
things in heaven hath been blessed with the spiritual adand earth.
vantage of a partner's conversion, but on 2. The falling of our first parents from the contrary, hath been vexed with trou. innocence and happiness by sinning ble and mortification to the end of life. against God.
It may be expected, that God will be 3. The promise of a Saviour.
faithful to his own word, and that they 4. The great age to which men lived in who wilfully violate his order, cannot do the first ages of the world,
it with confidence in his blessing. 5. The drowning of the world for the “ When the marriage-contract is made wickedness of men.
graciously, and with grace, there is every 6. The confusion of languages.
reason to hope for success. The less wa7. The calling of Abraham, and the ter of earth, and the more wine of herseparation of his family, to preserve true ven, there may be at the feast, so much religion till Christ came.”
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IMPOLICY OF SLAVERY. not for duties and bounties,* sugar might
be supplied in great plenty at a very cheap rate. Who then can sufficiently
condemn a policy, which holds in chaios Ix an admirable paper, published by of bondage 700,000 of onr fellow beings ; the Anti-slavery Society, whose office is and for the very sake of maintaining this at 18, Aldermanbury, the impolicy of this oppressive and wicked system, confines horrid traffic is fully demonstrated : a
us to a few little colonies for our supply view of the subject, which will probably of one of the most valuable and important produce a stronger effect on the nerves of of all foreign productions! Who can those who trade in the bodies and souls of sufficiently condemn a policy, which, for men than either its inhumanity or im- the sake of furnishing to these poor,'mi. piety.
serable beings, the few things with In order to counteract, and, ultimately, which their masters may choose to supply to remove, the evils of slavery in the them, restricts and sacrifices an West India Colonies, it is proposed to forced and beneficial commerce, with encourage the growth of sugar by free la- tens, nay, hundreds of millions in Asia, bour in the East Indies, and in every Africa, and America, whose uprestrained other part of the world favourable to its choice would range through the almost produce :--they say,
indefinitely varied field of our manufac"Let us look at the map of the world. turing inventions !" We know that sugar can be produced for
We have been favoured with the use of about thirty degrees on each side of the the wood-block, engraved for illustrating equator; we know, also, that an acre of this subject, according to Mercator's Pro. good land, in those climates, will pro
jection. duce as many pounds of sugar as our Amounting to £1,500,000, land does of wheat; and that, if it were £2,000,000 annually.
spontaneously, to contribute their assista “The shaded part of the map, including ance in depriving the existing system of || 30 degrees on each side the equator, re- slavery, in the Foreign as well as in the
presents the countries suitable for the British colonies, of its main support; and growth of sugar, so far as climate is con thus also to put a final period to the Slave cerned.
Trade, which, to the indelible disgrace " The parts entirely black represent the of certain European powers, and in con. colony of Demerara, &c. on the Continent tempt of their solemn engagements, still of South America, the Island of Jamaica, prevail ander their flags on the coast of and the West India Islands, under the Africa.” British flag; and are the countries to which we are at present confined for the supply of sugar, except by paying higher CRUELTY OF THE SLAVE TRADE. daties on that article from other quarters.
"The part horizontally shaded includes EXTRACT from the “ Royal Gazette and Learly the whole of Africa, from which Sierre Leone Advertiser; Freetown, sawe are prevented obtaining sugar by the turday, Nov, 20. 1824." devastating effects of the slave trade, and “ The French slave-trade has lately also by prohibitions for the support of most considerably increased in the rivers slavery in the West Indies.
Bonny and Old Calabar. Several new “ The diagonal shading represents vessels have arrived, and many laden Hindostan, from wbich our trade in sugar with full cargoes of human victims have is restricted and limited by high duties. left under the white flag, and manned by
"The perpendicular shading (covering Frenchmen, although the capitalembarked nearly the whole of the Continent of is ostensibly Spanish. In order that our South America, the whole of Mexico, Ara. readers may judge of the barbarity and bia, China, New Holland, the Indian want of feeling evinced by these subjects Archipelago, other islands, &c.) repre- of an enlightened nation, which publicly sents the large extent of territory from disavows such horrible and infamous conwhich we can derive do sugar, owing to duct, we desire to make known that Le prohibitory duties.
Louis, commanded by one Oiseau, on All these duties and prohibitions, re. completing her cargo of slaves in the Old stricting or prohibiting us from trade in Calabar a few weeks since, without the sugar with those vast territories, and slightest spark of humanity in him, thrust consequently from the advantages of a the whole of these unfortunate beings proportionate increase in the consumption between decks, (a height of only three of British manufactures, to an extent that feet,) and closed the hatches for the would give employment to the destitute night. When morning made its appear. population of Ireland and Great Britain, ance, fifty of the poor sufferers had paid -all are imposed for the exclusive pro- the debt of nature, owing to the confined, tection and support of slave cultivation in diseased, and putrid atmosphere they the West Indian colonies; colonies which were condemned to respire! The wretch form but insignificant specks in the map, coolly ordered the bodies of these miserain point of extent, as indeed they are in- ble victims of his total want of human significant and inadequate with reference feeling, to be thrown into the river, and to the prospective increase of commerce immediately proceeded on shore to comcommensurate with the unrestricted ope- plete his execrable cargo by fresh pur. rations of British capital, enterprise, and chases of his fellow-creatures. To detail industry.”
all the information we have received reThe following extract is from a paper lative to the enormities committed by circulated by the Committee, dated 9th these dealers in human flesh, who feel of February, 1825, in answer to numerous they are protected by the nation they applications addressed to them for their claim, and the flag they hoist, would opinion on the propriety of abstaining horrify any but slave-dealers, who seem from the use of sugar raised by slaves: naturally callous to every feeling which “ The Committee believe it to be in the ennobles mankind: suffice it to say, they power of the friends of emancipation, by are heart-rending, and would disgrace giving direct encouragement to the in- the most unenlightened savage.” creased production of sugar by free labour; in no long time so to lower the cost of the article, as to make it the clear Formation of a New Church at interest, not only of the whole population Bradford, Yorkshire. of the United Kingdom, but of all Europe; to give a preference to such sugar, and
The confined limits of our work have prethus to lead them, of themselves and vented us till now from inserting this long,
þut interesting account of the formation place was publicly opened for divine of the new church at Brad:ord. In these worship under very favourable auspices; is api transactions, we discover how dissenting since which time, the word has been re. churches might be “ multiplied;" if their gularly and acceptably dispensed by our ministers and members walked “in the esteemed brother, B. Godwin, to a very fear of the Lord and the comforts of the interesting congregation, a great propor. Holy Ghost.” The conduct of Dr. Stead- tion of which are young people, many of man, and his people, furnish an exemplary whom have voluntarily come forward to instance of Christian zeal, creditable to assist in teaching the children in the themselves, and worthy of being univer- Sunday school, of whom there are already sally imitated,
upwards of two hundred. The blessing Sir,
of God has, we trust, attended the minisThe pages of your miscellany recorded, try of the gospel; several are enquiring a few months since, the opening of a new
the way to Zion, and some are ready to chapel in Bradford, Yorkshire. It may make a public profession of the Saviour's be gratifying to some of your readers, to name. Since it has been unanimously be informed of the measures which have resolved by our brethren that it is since been adopted, in pursuance of the desirable that a church be formed in original design of its erection. And, as
our new place of worship, we, the une there are some peculiarities connected dersigned members, who have, for the with this case of rather an interesting most part, regularly attended there nature, perhaps a more detailed account since its opening; have, after serious de than is usual may not be deemed super liberation and earnest prayer, agreed to fluous.
request our dismission from you to form at DEL On Wednesday, October 27, 1824, a
a new church, that we may, with greater public meeting was held in the above effect, pursue the important object me chapel, for the purpose of forming a have in view. In making this request church and recognizing a pastor. The we have no doubt, but the desire is Rev. J. Acworth, M. Å. of Leeds, read equally felt both by you and us to remain, the scriptures and prayed. The Rev. 1. as we always have been, closely united Birt of Manchester then stated the object in the bonds of brotherly'affection. The of the meeting, and explained the nature
cause in which we are engaged is the of a gospel church; after which, at his same, our object is the same, though disrequest, the following application to the tinct as societies, we shall, we trust, ever original church for a dismission, was
feel one in heart; por can we see a con read. “ To the baptized church of Jesus nection dissolved which has been produce Christ meeting in Westgate, Bradford, tive of so much happiness and spiritual under the pastoral care of the Rev. Dr. advantage, without expressing our warmSteadman, grace, mercy, and peace be est affection for our beloved pastor, multiplied unto you abundantly through whose zeal and disinterestedness through our Lord Jesus Christ :
out the whole business, have only id“ DEAR BRETHREN, -- The period is creased onr regard. It is, also, a canse now arrived to which we have all been of unspeakable satisfaction to us, that looking forward with the greatest interest. every step of the procedure has been God has heard our prayers for the in. marked by so complete an unanimity of crease and prosperity of this church, and opinion and feeling, and so fervent a has said to us, in a manner very distinct spirit of prayer. We conclude, by making and intelligible, " Enlarge the place of our request, that we whose names are thy tent, and let them stretch forth the undersigned, may be dismissed from the curtain of thine habitation. We have church, in order, with all convenient seen the population of this town and speed, to form a new church in the place neighbourhood rapidly increase, the la- of worship lately erected in Bridge-street, bours of our pastor greatly blessed, our Bradford. And now, brethren, allow us numbers, as a church, greatly augmented, to request your continued supplications, and our place of worship filled. Im that the presence and blessings of our pressed with a sense of duty to do some
God may ever be with us, that we may thing more for the eternal welfare of our be steadfast, immoveable, always abound. fellow-creatures and fellow townsmen, to ing, in the work of the Lord, that the attempt something farther for the exten- little one may become a thousand, and sion of our Redeemer's kingdom, we have, the small one a strong nation." with the assistance of many valuable (Signed by twenty-three members.) friends, erected another place of worship. Vestry, Sion Chapel, Bradford, September We have seen the foundation laid, and
30, 1824. the top stone brought forth, with grati After which, the dismission was read tude; and on the 5th of May last, the as follows, “ To their beloved brethren