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THE FIRST VOLUME.
Abu Bekr, Dr. Madden's Reward for, 64. Narrative,
do. Quatro de Marzo, 63
do. Sundry Vessels, 107
not by Lieut. Hankey, 144
ings of Church Missionary Society, 172; and the West
Translation, by Professor Carl Ritter, 220
manders of Expedition, 91; Visit to the Ships, 75
Müller, 109; ditto, Rev. C. F. Childe, 159
123, 116, 201; Letters from Prince William Quanta-
Clarkson, Thomas, Esq., Letter from, 115
morial, 122, 169
18; on Miasma, 40, 53
Settlements in Aquapim, 80
Edinburgh Review; Article on Expedition, 30
Fantome, Captures by, 174, 207, 294
150; Article in the Debats, 184
Gallinas: Letter from West Coast of Africa, 29; ditto
from Captain Denman, 105
from Baron A. von Humboldt, 31; ditto from Dr.
Remedy;" Preface by Professor Carl Ritter, 220
in the West Indies," 16; Lelter from, 26
Ashanti: Mr. De Graft and Mr. Freeman, 32; and the
Gold Coast, 153
Review of, 153
Albert to each of the Commanders of the Niger Expe.
the East, 172; Timnéh Mission of the, 188
H., Letter on the Slave Trade from, 290
zation Society, 110
Intelligence from Western Africa, 138
Jamaica, Advancing Prosperity of, 108; a NegroSpeaker
al, 107 ; Money collected at, 41
Leone, 32; Death of, 140
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,
by, 63, 107
Ritter, Professor Carl, Preface to the German Transla-
tion of the “ African Slave Trade and its Remedy," by,
Royal Presents to the Commanders of the Niger Expe.
Sabine, Mr., Letter on Magnetic Observations, 55
Sermon on board H.M.S.V. Albert, by the Rev. Theo.
of His Excellency Sir John Jeremie, for, 32; Death
of, 1140; Visit of the Niger, Expedition, 207 ; . Vigour
Slave Barracoous, Destructiou of, by Captain Denman,
pedition; Sermon on board H.M.S.V. Albert, 109 Slave Smuggling into the United States, 183
Slave Trade, Suppression of, in Cuba, 113, 161
Slaves, Unprecedented Crowding of, 107
Slavery: Abolition of it in Tunis, 197; and the Internal
57, 75, 81, 97, 115, 131, 145, 177, 193, 207, 209; Article Dealing in Brazil, 189
Niger Expeditiou, 32
Subscribers to the “Friend of Africa," Notice to, 48, 64
Swanzy, Mr.; his Plantation at Cape Coast Castle, 214
Timneh Mission of the Charcb Missionary Society, 188
Tombokta; Narrative of Abu Bekr, 151
Trinidad; Soldiers of the 1st West India Regiment, 166
Tropical Miasma, on, Letter from Professor Bischof, 211
Trotter, Captain; his Speech at Plymouth, 143
Tunis, Abolition of Slavery in, 127
Honorary Member of the African Civilization Society,
United States: Slavery and the Slave Trade in the, 110;
Slave Smuggling into the, 183
Notice of, 92
Vaccination of the Africans, 24, 42
Vegetable Butter: Letter from Mrs. Lee, 166; from Mrs.
Ventilation of the Niger Vessels, 43, 55, 65
Visit of His Royal Higbness Prince Albert to the Niger
Vogel, Dr.: Letter from Baron Humboldt respecting
him, 31; on the Botany of Western Central Africa,
Waddell," the Rev. H. M.; Letter on Africa and the
West Indies, 292
Wanderer; Captain Denman's Destruction of the Slave
Washington, Captain, Letter from him in Germany, 13
Waters of the African Coast, 18, 54
Waterwitch, H.M.B.; Capture of two Slavers, 62
West Coast of Africa, 29; Blockade of the, 471
West India Regiment, 1st; Soldiers of the, 166
Wilmot, Sir Eardley; Birthday Fete, 191
Winter in the West Indies, Notice of, 26
THE COMMITTEE OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE EXTINCTION OF THE
SLAVE TRADE AND THE CIVILIZATION 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