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THE SOCIETY FOR THE EXTINCTION OF
CIVILIZATION OF AFRICA.
. PUBLISHED BY JOHN W. PARKER, 445, WEST STRAND;
AND SOLD BY ALL BOOKSELLERS,
THE FIRST VOLUME.
Abu Bekr, Dr. Madden's Reward for, 64. Narrative, | Clarkson, Thomas, Esq., Letter from, 115
Concecoâ de Maria, captured by H. M. B. Fantome, 294
Correspoudents, Notice to, 39
Crowding of Slaves, 107
do. Quatro de Marzo, 63 Cuba, Suppression of the Slave Trade in, 113, 161; Me-
morial, 122, 169
Daniell, Professor, on the Waters of the African Coast.
18; on Miasma, 40, 53
Danish Gold Coast: Basle Missionary Stations, 126;
De Graft, Mr. W., Native Missionary, 32
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 Kamasi, 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.
German Translation of the “African Slave Trade and its
Remedy;" Preface by Professor Carl Ritter, 990
Glasgow Auxiliary, 62, 76
Gurney, Joseph John, Esq., Notice of his Work, “Winter
in the West Indies," 16; Letter from, 26
H., Letter on the Slave Trade from, 922
Havana Memorial, 169
llertford Auxiliary, 224
Hoffman, the Rev. W., Statement relative to Basle Mis-
Humboldt, Baron A. von, Letter from, 31; Consent to be
elected a Corresponding Member of tbe African Civilr
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
at, 107 ; Money collected at, 41
Jamieson, Mr., 33
Albert to each of the Commanders of the Niger Expe. Leone, 32; Death of, 140
Jesus Maria Slaver, Capture of, 63; Unprecedented
Josephine Slaver, Capture of the, 174
Julius, Dr., Letter from, 186 .
Komasi, Mr. Freeman's Journey to, 198, 215
| Revival of the Slave Trade in the Bight of Benin, 42
Ringdove, H.M.B., Capture 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.
dore Muller, 109
Sierra Leone: Letter from Dr. Fergusson, 31; Departure
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, 100 Slave Smuggling into the United States, 183
Slave Trade, Suppression of, in Caba, 113, 161 !
Slaves, Unprecedented Crowding of, 107
Slavery: Abolition of it in Tunis, 127; and the Internal
Society, African Civilization, Origin of, 5
Stewart's, the Rev. Haldade, 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
Sympatby of the West Indians in the cause of Africa, 205
Timneh Mission of the Church 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.eu
Trotter, Captain ; his Speech at Plymouth, 143
Tunis, Abolition of Slavery in, 197
Tuscany, the Grand Dake of; consent to become an
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, 49
Vegetable Butter: Letter from Mrs. Lee, 166; from Mrs.
Ventilation of the Niger Vessels, 43, 55, 65
Visit of His Royal Highness 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
Barracoons, 73, 83, 105
Washington, Captain, Letter from bim in Germany, 13
Waters of the African Coast, 18, 54
Waterwitch, H.M.B.; Capture of two Slavers, 62
West Coast of Africa, 99; 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, 16
THE COMMITTEE OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE EXTINCTION OF THE
SLAVE TRADE AND THE CIVILIZATION OF AFRICA.
LONDON, 1st JANUARY, 1841.
CONTENTS. ADDRESS :- Appeal on behalf of Africa ........ 1 | FOREIGN :Hour:
Correspondence from Germany............13 Origin of the Society... ........
Vienna, Berlin, &c. ..
.....16 NIGER EXPEDITION:-Equipment .... .... 9
Acknowledgment of Presents .. ......16 Proceedings of 830..........................11 Arrivals and Sailings .....
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 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