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pense of about one hundred dollars; and this entry is made at the window where the deceased met her awful fate.

Friday. A large swarm of bees, which had for some months been in peaceable occupancy of the hollow trunk of a large tree, standing on Stockton street, Caldwell, and which had very patiently put up with several wanton provocations offered them by the settlers, and the settlers' boys, this afternoon, at half past two, waged a furious retaliatory war against their persecutors. At some signal, better known to themselves than to their enemy, every individual of the hive, swarmed out in arms, and made most determined assault at the same moment, upon every living creature, whom they met on a line of eight or nine building lots. A general cry of distress was raised by the people; which unluckily bringing others to their aid, only added to the number of the sufferers. The odds was some thousands to one against the defensive party, who retreated immediately in all directions, but were unable to effect an escape. At the end of fifteen minutes, "Into the river," was fortunately vociferated by one of the company, who instantly led the way, and was followed by' men, women and children, into ten feet water. But it was to little purpose. The hive pursued, and holding themselves in readiness, fell by hundreds, and by thousands, upon every part of their enemies' persons appearing above water. Many were near suffocation, and all were currented by the stream, to a considerable distance below the place of entering it; and after more than half an hour's struggle with this double danger, were convinced that their watery intrenchment would never afford them shelter from the winged legions which pursued them. The word was then, “to land,” when the Nestor* of the conflict, applied a torch to a heap of combustibles, which most fortunately lay in the street, and raised a flame, into which all strangely rushed for security. Their wet clothes were their preservative from this element, in which they soon had the advantage of their assailants; who, after “standing a hot fire” more than twenty minutes, made a deliberate retreat to their quarters. my's loss was not ascertained, but from the number of their arms brought off by the other party, it is thought to be very


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* The Rev. P. H. Sampson.

great. On mustering their shattered forces after the engagement, the Caldwellers found that all had been wounded-many severely—and one was missing. One female was so much injured, as not to be able to rise from the ground, and on a particular examination, was found to have received between three and five hundred painful wounds. The missing individual after an hour's search in the river, was found rolled in a blanket, and lying under a bed, to which she had retreated in the early part of the conflict, and remained unhurt. The wounded, half suffocated, and half roasted, all happily recovered during the ensuing week. This bee is smaller than the American honey bee, but its sting is equally painful. Measures have been since taken to destroy the hive.

May 8th, 1827. Several Tigers of the Leopard species, had multiplied their depredations in and about Monrovia, to such an extent, as to become an intolerable nuisance to the settlement, Dogs, ducks, fowls, goats and even bullocks, had been destroyed by them, in such numbers, as to have very much thinned these useful domestic animals in the settlement.

The Tiger himself, for it was long supposed that these ravages were committed by one only of these formidable creatures, has been often encountered in the streets, and sometimes at an early hour of the night, by the settlers, but without offering violence on the one hand, or making a precipitate retreat on the other. A reward was at length offered by the inhabitants, to the Congo.settlers, decidedly the best hunters in the Colony, to destroy him. They accordingly provided themselves with loaded muskets, and other arms; and sought an occasion to encounter him. It was not 'till the night of the day above stated, that this occasion offered. One of them perceiving from the gestures of a domestic monkey he kept, that the tiger was near, tied the monkey on the outside, went into the house himself, and opening his shutter, awaited his approach. He soon appeared. Horace fired his musket, of which a part of the contents cut a hind foot of the animal entirely off, and the rest wounded him severely in the thigh. Unfortunately there was no more ammunition in the house.—The tiger setting up a loud cry, expressive of the most ferocious rage, and bitterest pain, remained the whole night in the enclosure, and completely blockaded all access and egress,


to and from the house; in which the affrighted Horace proceeded to fortify himself by every means in his power. At the dawn of day, the wounded animal retired sullenly into a thicket about a third of a mile distant from the place, where he had spent the night. He left his track, marked with blood, and with the al. most inevitable effects of his wrath and sufferings. Several green saplings of the hardest wood, and 2 inches in diameter, were literally gnawed, or rather, from the appearance of the stumps, bitten off at three or four gripes of his powerful jaws. A company of about twenty men, armed with muskets, cutlasses, and bayonets, went in pursuit of him at half past five in the morning. Several native Africans, who were acquainted with the perilous nature of the enterprise, and the habits of the animal pursued, stripped quite naked, and advised the rest to follow their example. But their advice was disregarded. The cordon of hunters approached the retreat of the Tiger much sooner than their expectations—and the first notice of their arrival was given them by the animal himself, who raised a tremendous roar, of a peculiar note, of which the character was beyond expression ferocious, and its effects appalling to the stoutest heart; and rushed upon the line. He passed the first man, who happened to be one that had prudently divested himself of his clothes—but assailed the second, who was too much disconcerted to use his musket, or even to retain it. He made a few unsuccessful strokes with his cutlass--grappled with his enemy, and fell. This was Louis Fernandez, a native of Aux Cayes, and bred a sailor. It is believed that the animal made three desperate plunges at Fernandez, at each inflicting a deep wound-when Horace, who chanced to stand next in the line, approached and deliberately shot him through the shoulder. Fernandez had throttled him so determinedly, that the wounded animal might have found some difficulty in disengaging himself, had not Louis' inclination in the matter coincided with his own. He was in an instant back to the covert, and silent. For 'what reason the whole company now made their way, or at what speed they came, back to town, they have never informed me. But, to their credit, they brought off the wounded man, whose wounds in his head, shoulder, and arms, were found to be very deep and painful, but not dangerous.

But the hunt was not abandoned at this stage. Having recruited their numbers, and better armed themselves than before, the party returned in good order towards the field of danger, at 8 o'clock. Having discharged several muskets at random, towards the thicket where the Tiger was supposed to lie concealed, he darted out the second time, with the same incredible velocity, and raising the same terrific roaring cry as before. His object appeared to be to break the cordon and effect his escape. His aim was directed at one of the party who was nearest at the moment-D. George, from Philadelphia—whom he succeeded in disarming of his musket, and dashing to the ground in an instant. George had the presence of mind to draw his cutlass, and the good fortune to use it with some effect. In the mean time the savage animal had fastened his fangs upon George's legs, one of which was quite bitten through, below the knee.An African youth approached with a cutlass, and several bullets were shot through the Tiger at the same instant—and just in time to save his antagonist from the most terrible laceration. Happily the shot injured none of the hunters and the whole party returned at 9, in moderate triumph, bringing the dead animal on a pole carried by six men, followed by the wounded man on a litter. The latter has suffered considerable pain, and is still confined—but his wounds are n'ot expected to prove dangerous.

About the time this animal, which is a male, was destroyed, a full-grown slut and two whelps were seen by some of the settlers on the beach below Thompson Town. They are not doubted to have their haunt in the thick forest which overspreads the north side of the mount-make frequent incursions, by night, into the town; and have committed, up to the present time, occasional depredations on our stock, particularly the goats. Should this old animal be wounded, or even one of her whelps, in a future hunt, there is reason to expect a more tragical result of the renconter, than the one just related.


Extracts from Correspondence. We cannot review our correspondence for three months past, without feeling the animating effects of the evidence which it exhibits, that the plans which we advocate, are regarded with daily increasing favour, and have indeed already obtained the sanction of a large proportion of our countrymen. . We expect, however, far higher and nobler results; the approbation and aid of the states and the nation. Far more than has been, may and doubtless will be accomplished by private charity; but the powers of the nation are indispensable to the completion of our design. Nor of this can we despair, when we consider the glorious spirit which is abroad in our land, so entirely in alliance with our Institution, which, though strenuously opposed, rapidly advances: and from the nature of the causes in which it originates, seems destined to gain speedy dominion over all candid minds. From a Clergyman in South Carolina.

SEPTEMBER 8, 1827. I am exceedingly gratified to witness the growing success and prosperity of your Institution.

Institution. It is a cause which assuredly must and will prosper. I wish I had a thousand dollars to afford to help it on. There is hardly an object I know, to which I would sooner devote such an amount, if I had it to spare. My interest in the Society, deepens and strengthens every day; and I am determined to do all for it, which I honestly and prudently can. Could I command the time, and had I all the requisite materials, (many of them, however, I have) I should like to prepare a pamphlet, giving a brief, yet full view of the Society, answering objections, exposing slanders, giving a history of the rise, progress, present state, prospects, patronage, &c. and all other important information. I have no doubt, that a judicious publication of this kind, would give a new spring to the Society, and acquire a great increase of friends. It might be befriended from a variety of different and opposite motives. The friends and foes of slavery might see something in the Society, on which their views, however opposite to each other, might be met.The friends of humanity and the friends of missionary enterprise might find it alike favourable to their feelings and views.

From a Friend in North Carolina. It is with pleasure that I announce that sixty or seventy peo. ple of colour have assented to be enrolled for the next passage


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