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Abu Bekr, Dr. Madden's Reward for, 64. Narrative,

Abyssinia, 28, 88, 100, 120, 168, 187, 203; Slave-hunting

in, 90
Acorn, H.M.S., Capture of the Amelia, 43

do. Quatro de Marzo, 63

do. Sundry Vessels, 107
Do. Commanded by Captain John Adams,

not by Lieut. Hankey, 144
Address on behalf of Africa, 1
Advantages of Medical Science to Africa, 17
Africa, Address on behalf of, 1; and the East, Proceed-

ings of Church Missionary Society, 172; and the West
Indies, Motaal Dependence of, 36, 52, 63, 165, 229;
Blockade of West Coast, 47; Christian Missions, the
Hope of, 179; Dr. Vogel on the Botany of Western
Central Africa, 99, 134; Ethnography of, 81; Intelli.
gence from Western Africa, 138; Magnetic Observa-
tions, 55; Scene in Africa, 129; Water from the Coast,

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, 91; Visit to the Ships, 75
Albert, H.M. Steam Vessel, Sermon by the Rev. T.

Müller, 109; ditto, Rev. C. F. Childe, 159
Allen's, Captain W., Picturesque 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,

Aquapim, Danish Settlements at, 80
Arrogante Slaver, Destruction of the, 31
Ashanti Princes, Letter from the Rev. Thomas Pyne,

123, 116, 201; Letters from Prince William Quanta-
missah and John Ansah to the Rev. Thomas Pyne, 201,


Clarkson, Thomas, Esq., Letter from, 115
Concecoâ de Maria, captured by II. M. B. Fantome, 224
Corisco, Slaver, Capture of the, 207
Correspoudents, 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, 1851
Daniell, Professor, on the Waters of the African Coast,

18; on Miasma, 40, 53
Danish Gold Coast: Basle Missionary Stations, 196 ;

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

83, 105
Devonport Auxiliary, 140
Dois de 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
Ethiope, Captain Becroft, 33
Ethnography of Africa, 84
Expedition, (vide “Niger Expedition.")

Fantome, Captures by, 174, 207, 294
Faraday, Professor; Analysis on Water, 51
Fawn, Capture of the Dous Fevereiro Slaver, 159
Fergusson, Dr., Letter from, 31
Fernando Po, Cession of; Letter from M. Isambert,

150; Article in the Debats, 184
Firme, Schooner, Case of the, 139
Freeman's, Mr., Journey to Kumasi, 198, 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.

Julias, 186
German Translation of the “African Slave Trade and its

Remedy;" Preface by Professor Carl Ritter, 220
Glasgow Auxiliary, 62, 76
Graft, Mr. De, 32
Gurney, Joseph John, Esq., Notice of his Work, “Winter

in the West Indies," 16; Lelter from, 26

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

Gold Coast, 153
Auxiliary Societies, 41, 59, 93, 127, 175, 208, 294
Barbadoes Auxiliary, 208
Barracoons, Slave, Destruction of, by Captain Denman,

73, 83
Basle Missionary Society, 126
Becroft, Captain, 33
Beecham's, the Rev. John, Asbanti and the Gold Coast,

Review of, 153
Beke, Dr., Letters from, 28, 88, 106, 120, 168, 187, 203
Bight of Benin, Revival of the Slave Trade, 42
Birthday Fête, 191
Blockade of the West Coast of Africa, 47
Botany of Western Central Africa, by Dr. Vogel, 99,

Bradford Auxiliary, 208
Brazil, Slavery and Slave Dealing, 183
Cape Coast Castle; Mr. Swanzy's Plantation, 214 :
Cape De Verd Islands, 139
Carnarvon Auxiliary, 175
Cases of Slavers, 174, 191, 907
Ceely, Mr., Letter on Vaccination, 25
Channing, Dr., Review of “Emancipation,” 91
Cheltenham Auxiliary, 127
Childe, the Rev. C. F., 159
Christian Missions the Hope of Africa, 179
Chronometers presented by His Royal Highness Prince

Albert to each of the Commanders of the Niger Expe.

dition, 91
Charch Missionary Society: Proceedings for Africa and

the East, 172; Timnéh Mission of the, 188
Clarke, the Rev. J., Intelligence from, 138

H., Letter on the Slave Trade from, 290
Havana Memorial, 169
Hertford Auxiliary, 224
Hoffman, the Rev. W., Statement relative to Basle Mis.

sions, 196
Humboldt, Baron A. von, Letter from, 31; Consent to be
elected a Corresponding Member of the African Civili.

zation Society, 110
Hunting Slaves in Abyssinia, 90

Intelligence from Western Africa, 138
Isambert, M., Letter on Cession of Fernando Po, 150

Jamaica, Advancing Prosperity of, 108; a NegroSpeaker

al, 107 ; Money collected at, 41
Jamieson, Mr., 33
Jeremie, His Excellency Sir John, Departure for Sierra

Leone, 32; Death of, 140
Jesos Maria Slaver, Capture of, 63; Uuprecedented

Crowding, 107
Josephine Slaver, Capture of the, 174
Julius, Dr., Letter from, 186

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

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

Ringdove, H.M.B., Caplare 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


Royal Presents to the Commanders of the Niger Expe.
Madden, Dr., bis reward 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, Presideut, Administration of Justice by, 914. dore Muller, 109
M'William, Dr., Letter on Water from Africa, 54 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, 109 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 Cuba, 113, 161

Native Missionary, a, 32

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

Slavery: Abolition of it in Tunis, 197; and the Internal
Niger Expedition : Progress and Proceedings, 9, 24, 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; Smith, Sir Culling Eardly, Birthday Fete, 191
Letter from Priuce William Quantamissah, 146; Pre- Society, African Civilization, Origin of, 5
sents for, 16; Prince Albert, His Royal Highness' Stewart's, the Rev. Haldane, Farewell Address to the
Visit to it, 75; Present to the Commanders, 91; Pro.

Niger Expeditiou, 32
ceedings of Scientific'men, 902; 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, Sympathy 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 Charcb 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
Observations, Magnetic, in Africa, 55

Tropical Miasma, on, Letter from Professor Bischof, 211
Origin of the African Civilization Society, 5

Trotter, Captain; his Speech at Plymouth, 143

Tunis, Abolition of Slavery in, 127
Palmas, Cape, Meteorological Observations at, 208 : Tuscany, the Grand Duke of; consent to become an
Parliamentary Slave Trade Papers, 49, 86

Honorary Member of the African Civilization Society,
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
Picturesque Views on the Niger, by Captain W. Allen,

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

Vaccination of the Africans, 24, 42
Trotter, 143

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

Dallas, 185
Portuguese Slaver, Capture of a, 159

Ventilation of the Niger Vessels, 43, 55, 65
Prayer for the Niger Expedition, 16

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

Expedition, 75
President's Message, 27

Vogel, Dr.: Letter from Baron Humboldt respecting
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, 172; 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 him 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, 201;

Waterwitch, H.M.B.; Capture of two Slavers, 62
from Prince John Ansah, to, 201, 223

West Coast of Africa, 29; Blockade of the, 471

West India Regiment, 1st; Soldiers of the, 166
Quantamissah, Prince William, Letter from, 146, 201 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, 15; Whydah and the Gallinas, 194, 206
Recent Intelligence from the, 33

Wilmot, Sir Eardley; Birthday Fete, 191

Winter in the West Indies, Notice of, 26
Reid, Dr., on the Ventilation of the Niger Vessels, 43, 65 Woodcock, the Rev. Mr., Jamaica, 41




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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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