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negroes to their former state of slavery. This in the legal possession of their personal liberty. THE TOURIST. attempt was resisted on the part of the negroes, to their former bondage, an object the attain
and it was not till after a severe struggle, and ment of which is said to have required the MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1833. dreadful slaughter, that they were again | sacrifice of nearly 20,000 negro lives.
brought under the power of the cart-whip. The result, unfortunate as it was, does not
The accounts from the island immediately prove the unfitness of the slaves of Guadaloupe THE SAFETY OF IMMEDIATE EMAN
preceding this event were most satisfactory for the liberty that had been granted to them; CIPATION.
The reports of the commissioners of different and which, as we have seen, was granted under
cantons to the local government speak of the circumstances of public disturbance particuNo. IV.
tranquillity which reigned in the agricultural larly unfavourable to their quiet enjoyment of
districts, and on the plantations; and the go- | its blessings. When all those circumstances GUADALOUPE.
vernment, on the other hand, in its circular are taken into the view of emancipation, it is addresses to the commissioners, dwell upon it impossible not to feel that the case of Guada
most anxiously and sedulously, as an essential | loupe is so far from justifying the anticipaIn prosecution of the design of our part of their duties, that, while they enforce tions of their opponents, that it furnishes an former articles under this head, we ex-order and regularity among the labouring undeniable confirmation of the general protract the following account of the Island classes, they should maintain their just right
classes, they should maintain their just rights, position maintained by the abolitionists, that of Guadaloupe, from the Report of and secure to them the full measure of the an act of emancipation by the supreme gothe late Committee of the House of remuneration to which they were entitled for vernment in quiet and peaceful times, accomLords. It is supplied by T. F. Buxton,
their labours, punishing, with exemplary seve- panied by such precautionary measures as
rity, proprietors who should be guilty of any would be obviously expedient, and not reEsq., and stands supported by an ample
failure in this respect, or of any other conduct sisted, but acquiesced in, by the masters, body of documentary evidence, which our towards the labourers which should be incon- might be carried into complete effect without limits will not allow us to insert. It may sistent with the claims of humanity and jus- the slightest danger to the public tranquillity, be found by referring to the Report, from tice. The regulations by which the rights and with the most unquestionable advantage p. 924. We esteem the following state
and privileges of the labourers were guarded to the slaves themselves. ment more conclusive to our point than were ordered, by the law, to be translated into
the Creole dialect, to be posted up in conspiany thing we could offer, and shall, there
cuous places, and to be read and explained fore, insert it without note or coinment.
once a month on every estate. We have beGuadaloupe, in common with all the colo fore us a letter addressed by the Supreme nial possessions of France, partook of the con- | Council of the colony, in February, 1802, to vulsions with which the revolution of 1792 so the Commissary Valluet of the Canton de violently agitated the mother country; and in Deshayes, to this effect:-“We have received, that colony the contests of the partisans of Citizen Commissary, your letter of the 6th inroyalism and democracy, and those of the stant, with the different returns relating to the white and coloured colonists, were carried on payment of their fourth to the cultivators. We with a fury which could not fail to excite the perceive, with pleasure, that you have devoted slaves, who from time to time were called in your attention to this most essential branch of to aid the contending parties. No insurrec your administration. It is in exercising this tion, however, properly servile, followed ; and justice towards the men whose sweat is the the slaves who were not converted into com- source both of our private and public wealth batants continued their usual labours. In that you can alone acquire a right to exert
THE JAGUAR. February, 1794, the French Convention passed your authority to enforce upon them the due
This is an American species of the a decree giving liberty to the slaves in all the performance of their duties. Continue, Citizen colonies of France. This decree was carried Commissary, to maintain that order in your gen
genus felis. It grows to the size of the into effect in Guadaloupe, under certain local canton which now reigns universally through wolf, or rather larger, and inhabits the regulations called La Police Rurale, which out the colony. We shall have the satisfac-hotter parts of South America. Its diswas administered, in the different districts of tion of having given an example which will position and habits seem to have been the island, by commissioners appointed by the prove that all classes of people may live in
somewhat misrepresented by some emigovernment. By these regulations the labour perfect harmony with each other under an
nent naturalists, especially by Buffon, ers were entitled to a fourth part of the pro- administration which secures justice to all duce of the estate which they were employed classes."
who, it appears probable, confounded it in cultivating, independently of their food, In the Moniteur of 19 Germinal, an 10,
with the ocelot, a much smaller and less which was wholly furnished from the estate. (April, 1802), there is inserted a communica formidable animal. He describes it as The only deductions to which this fourth part tion from Guadaloupe, dated in the preceding destructive to other quadrupeds, but as was liable, before it was divided in fixed pro- February, stating that “all was perfectly tran cowardly and flying at the approach of portions among the labourers, were the ex- quil in that colony, and that, although there man. This, however, is only true of such pences of a medical attendant and medicines, existed some anxieties (anxieties which appear to have been caused solely by the apprehen
as have been observed near European and of packages for their own share of the produce. All other expences of every kind, sions excited among the negroes by the news
colonies, where their natural ferocity has including taxes, were to be defrayed from the of the peace of Amiens, lest France should at
been somewhat modified. Humboldt other three-fourths. The shares of labourers tempt to restore slavery in Guadaloupe), vet mentions many instances of the ferocious absenting themselves from labour were to be every thing promised the peaceable re-estab courage of the jaguar; amongst others reduced in proportion to the length of their lishment of lawful authority” (meaning, doubt- the following:-An animal of this species absence, and the sums thus deducted were to less, the restoration of slavery and the cart- had seized a horse belonging to a farm in be added to the shares of those who had la- | whip). “Cultivation,” the writer adds, “has the province of Cumana, and dragged it boured regularly. Under these regulations, never been discontinued ; and although the agriculture appears to have flourished, after a last sugar-crop happened to be not very pro
me a considerable distance. “ The groans vigorous government had repressed the furious ductive, yet there is now considerable produce
of the dying horse," says Humboldt, intestine commotions among the different poli- in hand, and the next sugar-crop is likely to “ awoke the slaves of the farm, who went tical parties of whites, and between the whites be large.”
out armed with lances and cutlasses. The and the free people of colour; and in April, In about two months from the date of this animal continued on its prey, awaited 1801, we have an enumeration of the planta- communication a powerful French force, under their approach with firmness, and fell tions then under cultivation, amounting to 390 Richepanse, disembarked in Guadaloupe ; and, of sugar, 1,355 of coffee, and 328 of cotton, I in a short time, by the indiseriminate massacre
pe; and, only after a long and obstinate resistbesides twenty-five pasture or grass farms. In of all who opposed his purpose, he reduced the
ance. This fact, and a great many the succeeding year, on the peace of Amiens, whole body of the surviving negroes, whom
om others, verified on the spot, prove that
others, ve a powerful French force was sent to take pos- the law of 1794 had emancipated, and who, the great jaguar of Terra Firma, like the session of Guadaloupe, and to reduce the during the intermediate eight years, had been jaguaret of Paraguay, and the real tiger
of Asia, does not flee from man when he plunges its head into the body of its white gloves, as a present from his pretended is dared to close combat, and when he is victim, and sucks out the blood before it pombat and when he is victim and sucks out the blood before it wife. At a subsequent visit he told her that
his wife could discourse of nothing but the not alarmed by the great number of his as- devours it. It generally lies in ambush
kindness of those good people of the Tower; sailants. Naturalists are now agreed that near the side of rivers, and there is some
and that she had long studied, and at last be Buffon was entirely mistaken with respect times seen a singular combat between it
thought her, of a handsome way of requital. to the largest of the feline genus in Ame- and the crocodile. When the jaguar “ You have," quoth he, “a pretty gentlerica. What that celebrated writer says comes to drink, the crocodile, ready to woman to your daughter, and I have a young of the cowardly tigers of the New Conti- seize any animal that approaches, raises
nephew, who hath two or three hundred a year nent relates to the small ocelots; and we its head out of the water, upon which the
in land, and is at my disposal. If your shall shortly see that, on the Oronoko, jaguar darts his talons into the eyes (the
daughter be free, and you approve it, I will
bring him here to see her, and we will endeathe real jaguar of South America some-only vulnerable part) of the reptile. The
vour to make it a match.” This was readily times leaps into the water to attack the latter instantly dives to the bottom, drag assented to by old Mr. Edwards, who invited Indians in their canoes.”
ging his enemy with him, where both the disguised ruffian to dine with him on that This animal, like the tiger, of which it generally perish together.
day; the invitation was willingly accepted, bears the most distinguishing features, I
and Blood, taking upon him to say grace, performed it with great seeming devotion, concluding his long-winded oration with a prayer for the king, queen, and royal family.
After dinner, he went up to see the rooms, and seeing a handsome case of pistols hang there, expressed a great desire to buy them to present to a young lord who was his neighbour ; but this was merely a pretence, by which he thought to disarm the house, and thus execute his design with less danger. At his departure, which was with a canonical benediction of the good company, he appointed a day and hour for introducing his young nephew to his future bride; and as he wished, he said, to bring two friends with him, to see the regalia, who were to leave town early on that morning, the hour was fixed at about seven o'clock.
On the appointed morning (viz. May 9th, 1671), the old man had got up ready to receive his guest, and the daughter had put herself into her best dress to entertain her gallant, when, behold, parson Blood, with three more, came to the jewel-house, all armed with rapier blades in their canes, and every one a dagger, and a pair of pocket pistols. Two of his companions entered in with him, and a third stayed at the door, it seems, for a watch.
Blood told Mr. Edwards that they would not go up stairs until his wife came, and desired him to show his friends the crown to pass
the time till then. This was complied with; THE JEWEL APARTMENT, TOWER OF LONDON.
but no sooner had they entered the room where
the crown was kept, and the door, as usual, The above represents the Tower in ) inspected by the public generally. The daring | been shut, than they threw a cloak over the which have long been deposited the in. I attempt made by Blood to steal the crown is old man's head, and clapped a gag into his
I one of the most extraordinary incidents that mouth, which was a great plug of wood, with signia of England. One of the most re
ever happened within these walls; and, al a small hole in the middle to take breath at; markable occurrences connected with
though the circumstances connected with this this was tied with a waxed leather, which went this place is the attempt to steal the desperate attempt have been frequently de- round his neck. At the same time they fastcrown in the reign of Charles II. The tailed, no account of the Tower can be deemed ened an iron hook to his nose, that no sound following notices of that event are taken complete without again briefly reciting them. might pass from him that way either. from Britton and Brayley's History of the After Sir G. Talbot had been appointed Tower :
master of the jewel-house, he assigned the lution was to have the crown, globe, and scep
profits which arose from exhibiting the regalia tre; and, if he would quietly submit to it, they During the interregnum, the emoluments to an old confidential servant of his father, would spare his life, otherwise be was to exattached to the keeping of the regalia were named Talbot Edwards, who was still keeper pect no mercy. Notwithstanding this threat, enjoyed by Sir Henry Mildmay; but on at the time of the concerted robbery.
he forced himself to make all the noise that his attainder, soon after the restoration of About three weeks prior to his attempt, possibly he could, to be heard above; they Charles II., the office was conferred upon Sir Blood, a disbanded officer of the Protectorate, then knocked him down with a wooden mallet, Gilbert Talbot ; when, at the instance of the went to the Tower in the habit of a parson, and told him, that if yet he would lie quiet, Lord Chancellor Hyde, many of the perquisites with a long cloak, cassock, and canonical they would spare his life, but if not, upon his were either abolished, or came into other hands. girdle,” accompanied by a woman whom he next attempt to discover them, they would kill Notwithstanding those deductions, the pecu- called his wife; his real wife being then in him, and pointed three daggers at his breast. niary advantages, in the same reign, amounted Lancashire. The lady requested to see the Mr. Edwards, however, by his own account, to £1300 annually. Since that period, all the crown, and her wish having been gratified, she was not yet intimidated, but strained himself to duties and perquisites attached to the custody feigued “a qualm upon her stomach," and make the greater noise. In consequence, they of the regalia have been either abolished, or Mrs. Edwards, after giving her some spirits at gave him nine or ten strokes more upon the have merged into the office of the Lord Cham- her husband's request, courteously invited her 1 head with the mallet (for so many bruises
to repose herself upon a bed. She soon re- were found upon the skull), and stabbed him Shortly after the appointment of Sir Gilbert covered ; and, at their departure, they seemed into the belly. This ferocious treatment occaTalbot, and in consequence of the above-men- / very thankful for this civility.
sioned the old man, now almost eighty years of tioned reduction in the official perquisites, the After an interval of a few days, Blood re- age, to swoon ; and he lay some time in so regalia in the Tower was first allowed to be I turned, and gave Mrs. Edwards four pair of senseless a condition, that one of the mis
ereants said, “He is dead, I'll warrant him." , swim; that the cause of this resolution, in generally find a luegi (as it is called) ready Edwards, who had come a little to himself, himself and others, was, his majesty's severity prepared-two stones standing up on end. heard his words, and, conceiving it best to be over the consciences of the godly, in suppress- with sufficient space between them to see thought so, lay quietly.
ing the freedom of their religious assemblies; | through without being seen; there one of the · The rich prize was now within the villains' but that, when he had taken his stand among hunters creeps, unperceived, without his gun. grasp, and one of them, named Parrot, put the the reeds for that purpose, his heart was and, carefully observing every way with his Orb into his breeches; Blood held the crown checked by an awe of majesty; which made spy-glass, directs his companions by signs. under his cloak; and the third was proceeding him not only to relent himself, but likewise to The utmost circumspection and patience are to file the sceptre in two, in order that it might divert his associates from their design.
requisite on the part of the hunter when apbe put into a bag, because too long to carry, When further questioned, as to those asso proaching his game; a windward situation when their proceedings were interrupted by ciates, he replied, that he would never betray | would infallibly betray him by the scent; he the unexpected arrival of a son of Mr. Ed- a friend's life, nor ever deny a guilt in defence creeps on from one hiding rock to another. wards, from Flanders, who, having first spoken of his own. At the same time he told the with his shirt over his clothes, and lies motionto the person who stood on the watch at the king, that he knew these confessions had laid less in the snow, often for half an hour togedoor, went up stairs to salute his relations. him open to the utmost rigour of the law; ther, when the herd appears alarmed and near Seizing the opportunity, the ruffians instantly but that there were hundreds of his friends, taking flight. Whenever he is near enough hasted away with the crown and orb, leaving yet undiscovered, who were all bound, by the to distinguish the bending of the horns, that is. the sceptre unfiled.
indispensable oaths of conspirators, to revenge | about the distance of 200 or 250 steps, he takes The old keeper now raised himself, and, each other's death upon those who should aim; but if, at the moment of raising his freeing his mouth from the gag, cried, " Trea- bring them to justice, which would expose piece, the chamois should look towards him, he son! -murder !” which being heard by his his majesty, and all his ministers, to the daily must remain perfectly still : the least motion daughter, she rushed out of doors and reite-l fear and expectation of a massacre. But, on fear and expectation of a massacre. But, on would put them to flight before he could fire,
w rated the cry, with the addition, “The crown the other side, if his majesty would spare the and he is too far to risk a shot otherwise than is stolen !" The alarm being thus given, lives of a few, he might oblige the hearts of at rest. In taking aim, he endeavours to pick young Edwards and Captain Beckman, his many; who, as they had been seen to do out the darkest coat, which is always the fattest brother-in-law, pursued the robbers, who were daring mischief, would be as bold, if received animal ; this darkness is only comparative, for advanced beyond the main guard [at the into pardon and favour, to perform eminent the colour of the animal varies continually, White Tower), and were hastening towards services for the crown.
between light bay in summer, and dark brown, the draw-bridge. Here the Warder put him- After this examination, Blood and his ac- l or even black, in winter. Accustomed as the self in posture to stop them; but, on Blood complices were remanded to the Tower, there chamois are to frequent and loud detonations firing a pistol at him, he fell, although unhurt, to be kept as close prisoners; but, to the sur-| among the glaciers, they do not mind the and the thieves got safe to the little Ward- prise of the nation, they were all subsequently report of the arms so much as the smell of house Gate, where one Sill, who had been a pardoned and released. Blood himself had | gunpowder, or the sight of a man; there are soldier under Cromwell, stood sentinel; but landed property granted to him, in Ireland, to instances of the hunter having time to load he offering no opposition, they passed over the the amount of £500 per annum; and was again, and fire a second time, after missing draw-bridge, and through the outward gate likewise admitted into all the privacy and inti- the first, if not seen. No one but a sportsman upon the wharf. Horses were stationed for macy of the court, in which he industriously can understand the joy of him who, after so them at St. Katharine's Gate, called the Iron employed his influence, and became a most much toil, sees his prey fail; with shouts of Gate, and, as they ran that way, they raised successful solicitor in others behalf; but many savage triumph he springs to seize it, up to the cry of “Stop the rogues !” by which device gentlemen courted his acquaintance as the his knees in snow, dispatches the victim if he they proceeded, unopposed, until overtaken by Indians pray to the devils, that they may not finds him not quite dead, and often swallows a Captain Beckman, at whose head Blood dis-hurt them.
draught of warm blood, deemed a specific charged his second pistol; but the captain
against giddiness. He then guts the beast avoided the shot by stooping down, and im
lito lessen its weight, ties the feet together, and mediately seized the ruffian.
then proceeds down the mountain, much still beneath his cloak; and, although every | Chamois are very fearful, certainly not lighter for the additional load he carries. chance of escape was now over, he struggled without sufficient cause; and their sense of When the day is not too far spent, the huntvigorously to retain his prey; and, when it smell and sight being most acute, it is ex-ers, hiding carefully their game, continue the was wrested from him, said, It was a gallant tremely difficult to approach them within the chase. At home, the chamois is cut up, and attempt, howsoever unsuccessful; for it was for range of a shot. They are sometimes hunted the pieces salted or smoked; the skin is sold to a crown!”
with dogs, but oftener without, as dogs drive make gloves or leathern breeches; and the In this "robustious struggle” a large pearl, a them away to places where it is difficult to horns are hung up as a trophy in the family. fair diamond, and a number of smaller stones, follow them. When a dog is used, he is to be A middle-sized chamois weighs from fifty to were bulged from the crown; but both the led silently to the track, which he will never
rack, which he will never seventy pounds, and, when in good case, yields former, and several of the latter, were subse- afterwards lose, the scent being very strong. | as much as seven pounds of fat. Not unfree quently picked up and restored; the ballas The hunter, in the meantime, chooses a proper quently the best marksman is selected to lie in ruby, which had been broken off the sceptre, station to lay in wait for the game-some wait for the game, while his associates, leaving was found in Parrot's pocket, so that nothing narrow pass through which its flight will most their rifles loaded by him, and acting the part of considerable value was eventually lost likely be directed.
of hounds, drive it towards the spot. SomeParrot (who had been a silk-dyer in Thames More frequently the hunter follows his dog, times, when the passage is too narrow, a Street, and afterwards a lieutenant in the par- with which he easily keeps pace by taking a chamois, reduced to the last extremity, will liament's service) was stopped by a servant; straighter direction, but calls him back in rush headlong on the foe, whose only resource, and Hunt, Blood's son-in-law, who had been about an hour, when he judges the chamois to to avoid the encounter, which, on the brink of waiting with the horses, was soon afterwards be a good deal exhausted, and inclined to lie precipices, must be fatal, is to lie down immeseized, together with two others of the party. down to rest; it is then approached with less diately, and let the frightened animal pass
The attempted robbery was immediately difficulty. An old male will frequently turn over him. There was once an instance of a made known to the king, who commanded against the dog when pursued, and, while herd of fourteen chamois which, being hard that the two persons first seized, and who had keeping him at bay, allows the hunter to ap- pressed, rushed down a precipice to certain been lodged in the White Tower, should be proach very near.
death rather than be taken. It is wonderful examined in his own presence at Whitehall, Hunters, two or three in company, generally to see them climb abrupt and naked rocks, This circumstance is supposed to have saved proceed without dogs. They carry a sharp and leap from one parrow cliff to another, the them from the gallows.
hoe to cut steps in the ice, each his rifle, hooks smallest projection serving them for a point of During his examination, Blood behaved to be fastened to his shoes, a mountain-stick rest, upon which they alight, but only just to with the most unblushing effrontery. He not with a piece of iron, and in his pouch a short take another spring. Their agility made people only acknowledged having been the leader in spy-glass, barley cakes, cheese, and brandy believe formerly that they could support theme an atrocious attempt upon the life of the Duke made of gentian or cherries. Sleeping the selves by means of their hooked horns. They of Ormond (whom he had intended to hang first night at some of those upper chalets have been known to take leaps of twenty-five at Tyburn), but also avowed that he had been which are left open at all times, and always feet down hill, over fields of snow. engaged to kill his majesty himself, with a provided with a little dry wood for a fire, they | The leader of the herd is always an old carbine, from among the reeds, by the Thames' reach their hunting-grounds at day-light. female, never a male. She stands watching side, above Battersea, where he often went to There, on some commanding situation, they I'when the others lie down, and rests when they are up at feed; listening to every sound, and sent, confine ourselves to the evidence of Mr. tremely filthy, that was at Halfway Tree, near my anxiously looking around. She often ascends | Wildman, the proprietor of three estates, and own house ; I had occasion to commit a negro a fragment of rock, or heap of drifted snow, of 640 slaves, respecting the extent and nature there, and she was reported to me to be in so bad for a wide field of observation, making a sort of the punishments inflicted in Jamaica. The
a state, I made a point of inspecting the gaol in of gentle hissing noise when she suspects any | law referred to in his replies is still in force.
consequence, and found it in a most filthy state, danger; but when the sound rises to a sharper | The clause respecting punishment was included
and the punishments were very little short of the
inquisition; they were actually tortured there ; note, the whole troop flies at once, like the in the Act of 1831.
the mode of flogging was to put a rope round each wind, to some more remote and higher part of «What do you conceive was the limitation of wrist, and a rope round each ancle, and then they the mountain. The death of this old leader | your power in Jamaica at the time, as to punish- / were what the sailors call bowsed out with a tackle is generally fatal to the herd. Their fondnessment of the slaves 1-If I had stuck to the law, I and pullies. for salt makes them frequent salt springs and which is not usually the case, either one side or "Did you make any complaint of this state of salt marshes, where hunters lie in wait for the other, I might have given them thirty-nine the workhouse in St. Ann's ?-I did to the custos them. The latter practise also a very odd lashes with the whip; I punished him with a small and to the parish generally. ruse de guerre. Having observed the chamois cat made of string with six tails to it.
“What was the result of that complaint ?- The are apt to approach cattle on the pastures, and “As you were permitted with respect to law, result was, that the system of the block and tackle graze near them, a hunter will crawl on all might you have given to the extent of thirty-nine was defended as being a humane practice, that it
lashes altogether if any thing displeased you, or prevented their turning; but, when I went to examine fours towards cattle, with salt spread on his back, to attract the cattle, and is immediately
must it have been for some legal offence ?- Just as the gaol, a negro was called to come and lie down, I liked, for looking at me.
that I might see how it was done ; a skin was put surrounded and hid by them so completely,
"That you understood to be the law at that time? down on the gravel, he was laid upon the skin, and that he finds no difficulty in advancing very |--Decidedly : I was the sole judge when a man
then this tackle was applied to him; and, though I near the chamois, and taking a sure aim. At should be punished, and to what extent, provided) was looking on, and several others at the time, a other times a hunter, when discovered, will it was not beyond that ; that was the nominal negro took hold of the rope to draw it up, the man drive his stick into the snow, and place his punishment I was restricted to by law ; but per gave a yell that quite made me start.. hat on the top of it; then, creeping away, go sons do go far beyond the law constantly.
o Was that from apprehension ?-From the acToumd another way, while the game remains " Your understanding, and from your conversa- | tual pain." intent on the same object, which it still sees |tion with other gentlemen, you believe their underin the same place. From Simond's Switzer
standing of the state of the law to be that, for land. looking at you, a man might be punished with
APHORISMS. thirty-nine lashes ?-That I put as an extreme
case ; it was perfectly arbitrary; and, if a slave REVIEW.
did any thing to qffend his overseer or owner, he As the rose-tree is composed of the sweetest might do that.
flowers, and the sharpest thorns; as the heavens
You understood that a man was not liable to are sometimes fair and sometimes overcast, alterREPORT FROM THE SELECT COMMITTEE OF be questioned for the exercise of punishment with nately tempestuous and serene : so is the life of
THE HOUSE OF COMMONS ON THE EXTINC in those limits ?-Certainly; he was answerable man intermingled with hopes and fears, with joys TION OF SLAVERY. London: Sherwood, to no one.”
and sorrows, with pleasures and with pains. Gilbert, and Piper. 1833.
Here is a commentary on the law of Jamai
Friendship consists properly in mutual offices, EVERY abolitionist in the kingdom should ca, which, 11 read by the people of England, and a generous strife in alternate acts of kindness; immediately obtain this volume. The multi- will harrow up their soul, and sting them,
nulti. I will harrow up their soul, and sting them, by but he who does a kindness to an ungrateful per. farious and important information which it the thought of the negro's wrong, to effect his
son, sets his seal to a flint, and sows his seed supplies establishes the general correctness of speedy redemption.
upon the sand : upon the former he makes no inthe view which anti-slavery writers have been l One extract more, and we have done for the pression, and from the latter he finds no producaccustomed to give of the immorality of the present. The following is from Mr. Wildman's tion.-DR. SOUTH. white, and the wretchedness of the black | evidence, and may serve to show us what the Advice, like snow, the softer it falls, the longer population of the West Indies. The safety of kindness is which the negroes are reported by lit dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the
heart.-COLERIDGE. immediate emancipation, nay, more than this, the colonists to receive from their masters.
The ideas as well as children of our youth the fearful convulsions which are hazarded by “What are the punishments in use in the island often die before us ; and our minds represent to its delay, is also distinctly affirmed by nume of Jamaica now?--They are very cruel ones.
us those tombs to which we are approaching, rous, intelligent, and disinterested observers. “Will you state what they are ? -The general where, though the brass and marble remain, yet Acd
system of Aogging is to give them a certain number the inscriptions are effaced by time, and the tion of documents bearing on this question, of is nc on this onestion of stripes with a long whip, which inflict a dread
imagery moulders away. The pictures drawn in | ful laceration or a dreadful contusion; and then we have never met with one which supplies so
our minds are laid on in fading colours, and, if complete a vindication of our cause, or enables
| they follow up that by a very severe flogging with not sometimes refreshed, vanish and disappear.
| ebony switches, the ebony being a very strong wiry LOCKE. us so triumphantly to refute the unblushing
ng plant, with small leaves like a myrtle-leaf, and falsehoods of our opponents. Let any person
Dreams may be said to be the relaxation and under every leaf a very sharp tough thorn, and be thoroughly acquainted with this volume, then, after that, they rub them with brine.
amusement of the soul when she is disencumbered and he need not fear the most subtle, talented,
of her machine; her sports and recreations when
“In what part have you known that practised ? | she has laid her charge asleep.-ADDISON. and unflinching of the colonial advocates. -I can speak of it as having been practised in The shortest way to be rich is not by enlarging The West Indians must bitterly repent their every part of the island.
our estate, but by contracting our desires. . having so clamorously demanded the appoint- "To your own knowledge ?-I never saw it ment of this Committee. They meant it for | done; I could not have borne it; but I have seen evil, but God has over-ruled it for good. Thus
| the slaves who have complained of its having been it frequently happens that the very means done, and shown me their persons; and my own
TO THE POET CAMPBELL. which vice employs for the accomplishment of
people have complained most woefully of it, they its designs are rendered subservient to the in
strike them a number of times with one, and then CAMPBELL! I much have lov'd thy classic strain,
throw that away and take another; also they punish Fraught with high thought, and fervid feeling terests of virtue. The reprint before us is pub- I them in the bilboes in the most unmerciful man- pure; lished at a very cheap rate, and should be
Rousing young hearts to dare, and to endure) extensively and rapidly circulated. The evi- “ That is a species of stocks ?-Yes; there is an All things for truth and freedom ; to disdain dence of Messrs. Taylor, Wildman, and Aus- iron clamp goes round the foot, and it is put into Ambition's vulgar trophies--the vile train tin, in conjunction with that of the mission- a bar, so that they may have ten or a dozen on the Of sordid baits, that servile souls allure; aries, Barry, Duncan, and Knibb, and of same bar; they let them out for their work, and Intent a nobler guerdon to secure, Admiral Fleming, will be found to supply a put them in again when that is over, and keep And live like those who have not lived in vain. comprehensive, accurate, and heart-rending them for three weeks together.
Ah! wherefore silent that inspiring shell, view of the state of the slave population. To
“Can they recline at night ?— Yes, they do Round which our hearts with young entrancement this portion of the volume we would especially
recline; the bench is an inclined plane, and the hung? direct attention, though the colonial witnesses
iron bar is along the bottom of it, when the foot is The thrilling chords thy touch can wake so well will be found, on a careful examination, to back the punishments in the workhouse also are What, thought have materially served our cause. | dreadful.
name, We purpose extracting from the Report in "Is the state of the gaols good in general ?-I God and mankind have yet a holier claim! successive numbers of our work; and, at pre- have never been in any but one, and that was ex
CROSS, NEW ROAD, LONDON.
IMMEDIATE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY. }
| BRITISH COLLEGE OF HEALTH, KING'S A Ta Public Meeting of the Inhabitants of the
Jast Pablished, in One Volume 8vo., pp. 584, closely A Borough of Leeds, convened, in the unavoidable ab
printed, price 85.,, sence of the Mayor, by the requisition of their Fellow. Townsmen, and held in the Court-House, on Thursday, THE REPORT IN FULL FROM THE SE | MORISON'S UNIVERSAL VEGETADT January 24th, 1833.
1 LECT COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF COMGEORGE WAILES, Esq. in the Chair.
THROUGHOUT THE BRITISH DOMINIONS: with
CURE OF NERVOUS PEVER. expressed their sentiments npon the impolicy, injustice, Esg.. Rev. John Barry, Rev, Peter Duncan, Rev. Thomas
To Mr. Edwards, and wickedness of Slavery ; that those sentiments are con
Cooper, Rev. John Thorp, Rev. W. Knibb, Hon. C. firmed and strengthened by an increasing acquaintance
Sir-Having been for the last six months in possession Fleming, Captain C. H. Williams, W. Alers Hankey, with the evils and miseries inevitable to such a state, and Esq., J. D. P. Ogden, Esq., R. Scott, Esq., J. Simpson,
of good health, and, indeed, better health than ever I reexisting in all our colonial possessions, and which, having Eso.. W. Shand, Esq., Rev. J. Shipman, Rev. R. Young,
member to have enjoyed previous to a dreadful attack baffled every effort, however well meant and mercifnl, to
wbich I experienced last November, of low nervous fever, Rev. J. T. Barrett, W. Burge, Esq., M.P., J. B. Wild. extirpate or ameliorate them, decisively prove that Slavery
I feel it my bounden duty, after returning thanks to A. man, Esq., and others. never will be abolished by the Colonial Legislatures, and
| mighty God for my happy recovery, in gratitude for your that it is the duty of the British Parliament and people to
Also, Second Edition, price 8d.,
kind attention, to inake this acknowledgment of the very bring the system itself to an immediate termination.
great benefit I received from the use of Mr. Morison's
A FULL REPORT of the DISCUSSION in the AS. That whilst we deplore that violation of the spirit and
Liquid Vegetable Universal Medicine. My sister tells me SEMBLY.ROOMS, BATH, on the 15th of December, letter of our Constitution, of the law of nations, and the law
I took the liquid, being so ill and weak at the time she 1832, between the Rev. W. KNIBB and Mr. BORTH. of God, by which neurly 800,000 of the human family, and
sent for you as to be unable to take the pills, and you WICK. of our fellow-subjects, are to the present moment detained
were sent for, in consequence of the medicine I had prein thraldom, and that, too, in regions subject to the British
Published at the Office of the Tourist, 27, Ivy-lane, viously taken not giving me any relief. Indeed, I was so Crown, and fostered by the protection and bounties of a
ill that I don't recollect what passed; but my sister tells Paternoster Row; sold also by Sherwood, Gilbert, and people jealous and boasting of their freedom, we thus
me that I had nearly lost my hearing, and could only Piper, and all other Booksellers. solemnly and publicly declare that we will connive at this
speak with great difficulty, and that, by your advice, the system of tyranny and outrage no longer; that we demand
medicines were administered to me in very strong doses ; iis entire and iinmediate extinction; that we claim for
and, in four days, such was the effect the medicine had on every slave within the sway of the British sceptre, and the
THE PSALMS, Metrically and Historically me, that iny sister, and every one that saw me, became oversight of the British Parliament, who is not disqualified 1 Arranged. Stereotype Edition, 4s. Bd. Edited by convinced of my speedy recovery, which very soon, by by actual crimes against the well-being of society, his the late WILLIAM GREENFIELD, Superintendant of the the aid of Morison's Medicines, was accomplished. It is, instant emancipation-protesting, as we do, that the liberty Editorial department of the British and Poreign Bible therefore, my wish that this may be made public, that the of the subject is unrighteously invaded so long as one slave | Society. The only book in the English language of its afflicted, in the worst of cases, inay not despair. I beg to is found within those limits.
size, in large type, that contains a book of the Bible. offer my best thanks to Mr. Morison for the invention of That we therefore call upon the Legislature of our
the Medicine, and am, Sir,
Sold by Samuel Bagster, Paternoster Row; Arch, Corncountry to take this subject, before all others, into their hill : Darton and Co., Gracechurch Street; Darton, 58,
Your very obliged humble servant, serious consideration; that one of the first acts of a new
Holborn ; and Edmund Fry, Houndsditch. Parliament may be the extinction of that worst and foulest
Hertford, September 3rd, 1832. of all wrongs upon human nature itself-the bondage of our fellow men in the British Slave Colonies; and this we urge with a full conviction that the transition to freedom
TO CHEMISTS, DRUGGISTS, AND
CAUTION TO THE PUBLIC. will be attended with infinitely less danger to life and
MORISON'S UNIVERSAL MEDICINES property than the continuance of Slavery, that the provisions requisite to the establishment of the magisterial TO BE DISPOSED OF, the Business of a 1 dicines which the wholesale venders have foisted upon
having superseded the use of almost all the Patent Me. control, and of social order and subordination, will be rea.
1 Retail Chemist and Druggist, established 15 years. dily supplied by the wisdom of Parliament, and will be
the credulity of the searchers after health, for so many Average returns from £850 to £900, per annum. The pro- years, the town druggists and chemists, not able to establish found far less numerous and difficult than the timid or the
fession of an Apothecary could with much advantage be interested may forebode.
a fair fame on the invention of any plausible means of added. Apply (if by letter, post paid) to A. E., 29, Hay. competition, have plunged into the mean expedient of paffMoved by the Rev. Thos. SCALES; seconded by Mr.T.
market, London. B. PEASE.
ing up a “Dr. Morrison" (observe the subterfuge of the II. That an Address from this Meeting be presented to
double r), a being who never existed, as prescribing a the Throne, most respectfully, but earnestly, soliciting his
“ Vegetable Universal Pill, No. 1 and 2,” for the express Majesty, by and with the advice of his Privy Council, in For FENDERS, FIRE-IRONS, KNIVES,&c.
purpose (by means of this forged imposition upon the pub
lic), of deteriorating the estimation of the “UNIVERSAL the exercise of his royal prerogative towards the Crown
LAMILIES FURNISHING may effect an MEDICINES" of the “ BRITISH COLLEGE OF Colonies and by his Royal Sanction to such a Bill as may be passed by the two Houses of Parliament for the immeT immense SAVING, by making their purchases, for
KNOW ALL MEN, then, that this attempted delusion diate Emancipation of the Slave Population in the Char. | ready money, at tered Colonies, to restore to his humble but devoted and RIPPON'S OLD ESTABLISHED CHEAP FUR.
must fall under the fact, that (however specious the preloyal subjects, who are now in bondage, the liberty of
tence), none can be held genuine by the College but those which they ought never to have been deprived.
NISHING IRONMONGERY WAREHOUSE, which have “Morison's Universal Medicines" impressed Moved by Mr. ROBERT JOWITT; seconded by Mr.
63, Castle-street East, Oxford Market,
upon the Government Stamp attached to each box and W . WAILES.
packet, to counterfeit which is felony by the laws of the
(At the corner of Castle-street and Wells-street,) III. That Petitions praying for the immediate Abolition
land. of Slavery in all Crown and Chartered Colonies be ad
where every article sold is warranted good, and exchanged dressed to both Houses of Parliament; and that, after they if not approved of.
The « Vegetable Universal Medicines" are to be had at have received the signatures of the Inhabitants of the
Tea Urn, 30s.; Plated Candlesticks, with Silver Mount the College, New Road, King's Cross, London; at the Borough, they be forwarded for presentation as early as
| ings, 128. per pair; Ivory-handled' oval-rimmed Table | Surrey Branch, 96, Great Surrey-street; Mr. Field's, 16, Airpossible after the opening of Parliament- that the following
Knives and Forks, 40s. the set of 50 pieces; Fashionable street, Quadrant; Mr. Chappell's, Royal Exchange; Mr. be the form of such petition, &c.:Iron Fenders-Black, 18s. Bronzed, 21s.; Brass Fenders, I Walker's, Lamb's-condnit-passage, Red-lion-square; Mr.
Walker's, Lamb's-condoit passage, Re Moved by Mr. WM. WEST ; seconded by the Rev.
10s.: Green Fenders, with brass tops. 23. : Fire Irons. 24: J. Loft's, Mile-end-road: Mr. Bennett's, Covent-gardenJAMES ACWORTH.
per set; Polished Steel Fire Irons, 4s. 6d. per set ; Brass market; Mr. Haydon's, Fleur-de-lis-court, Norton-falgate ;
Fire Furniture, 53. 6d. per set; Block-tin Dish Covers, [The Petitions were an echo of the first three Resolu
Mr. Haslet's, 141, Ratcliffe-highway; Messrs. Norbury's, tions.)
8s, 6d. per set; Copper Tea Kettles, to hold one gallon, Brentford ; Mrs. Stepping, Clare-market; Messrs. Salmon, IV. That the Address to the King be signed by the
78.: Bottle Jacks, 8s. 60.; Copper Warming Pans, 6s. ; Little Bell-alley; Miss Varai's, 24, Lucas-street, CommerChairman, on behalf of the Meeting, and transmitted to
Brass Candlesticks, Is. 4d. per pair; Britannia-metal Tea cial-road; Mrs. Beech's, 7, Sloane-square, Chelsea ; Mrs. the Right Hon. the Lord High Chancellor, with a request
Pots, Is. 4d. cach; Japanned Tea Trays, ls.; Waiters, Chapple's, Royal Library, Pall-mall; Mrs. Pippen's, 13, that he will lay the Address before bis Majesty.
23.. Bread Trays, 3d.; Japanned Chainber Candlesticks, I Wingrove-place, Clerkenwell; Miss C. Atkinson, 19, New Moved by the Rev. R. W. HAMILTON; seconded by
with Snnffers and Extinguisher, 6d.; Snuffers and Tray Trinity-grounds, Deptford ; Mr. Taylor, Hanwell; Mr. T. B. CHARLESWORTH. od.: Black-handled Steel Table Knives and Forks, 28. 9d. | Kirtlam, 4, Bouingoroke
Kirtlam, 4, Bolingbroke-row, Walworth ; Mr. Payne, 64, V. That the Petitions be placed for signature in such the half-dozen; Copper Coal-scoops, 10s.; a newly in.
Jermyn-street; Mr. Howard, at Mr. Wood's, hair-dresser, parts of the town as the Committee may deem necessary. vented Utensil for cooking Potatoes, superior to those
Richmond; Mr. Meyar, 3, May's-buildings, Blackheath: That the Right Hon. Earl Grey be requested to present boiled, steamed, or roasted, price 5s., 6s., and 7s. ; Copper,
Mr. Griffiths, Wood-wbarf, Greenwich ; Mr. Pitt, 1, Cornthe Petition to the House of Lords; and John Marshall, Iron, and Tin Sauce pans and Stewpans, together with
wall-road, Lambeth; Mr. J. Dobson, 35, Craven-street, Jun. Esq. M.P. that to the Commons; and that T. B. every article in the above line, cheaper than any other
Strand; Mr. Oliver, Bridge-street, Vauxhall; Mr. J. Macauley, Esq. onr other representative, and the Members Honse in London.
Monck, Bexley Heath; Mr. T. Stokes, 12, St. Ronan's, for the West Riding, be requested to give it their most
Deptford; Mr. Cowell, 22, Terrace, Pimlico; Mr. Parfitt, strenuous support.
For Ready Money only, and no abatement made. 96, Edgware-road; Mr. Hart, Portsmouth-place, KenningMoved by Mr. Edw. BAINES, Jun. ; seconded by the
ton-lane; Mr. Charlesworth, grocer, 124, Shoreditch; Mr. Rev. F. A. WEST.
R. G. Bower, grocer, 22, Brick-lane, St. Luke's; Mr. S. VI. That the following Gentlemen. be a Committee of NOUGHS of the most obstinate kind, whether is
J. Avila, pawnbroker, opposite the church, Hackney; Mr. Management:
J. S. Briggs, I, Brunswick-place, Stoke Newington; Mr.
arising from Cold, Asthma, or Constitutional Disease, Mr. Robert Jowitt, Mr. G. K. Hirst,
T. Gardner, 95, Wood-street, Cheapside, and 0, Nortonare effectually cared by TOZER'S EXPECTORANT Mr. Newman Cash, Rev. Thomas Scales,
falgate ; Mr. J. Williamson, 15, Seabright place, Hackney. COUGH PILLS. These Pills will be found to give speedy Mr. William Wailes, Rev. James Acworth,
road; Mr. J. Osborn, Wells-street, Hackney road, and and permanent relief, by allaying the irritation of the Mr. John P. Clapham, Mr. William West.
Homerton; Mr. H. Cox, grocer, 16, Union-street, Bishops. throat ; and, by promoting easy expectoration, will remove Mr. Anthony Titley,
gate-street: Mr. T. Walter, cheesemonger, 67, Hoxton Old accumulated phlegm, wheezing, and obstruction of the Moved by Mr. John J. Nevins; seconded by Mr.
Town; and at one agent's in every principal town in Great glands. The numerous testimonials which the proprietor ROBERT PERRING,
Britain, the Islands of Guernsey and Malta; and throughhas received of the benefit derived by their use, since he VII. That the Petitions be placed for Signature at such
I ont the whole of the United States of America. first offered them to the notice of the public, are sufficient Places as the Cominittee may appoint; and that the Reso.
N. B. The College will not be answerable for the conproofs of their efficacy. lutions, &c. be printed under their direction.
sequences of any medicines sold by any chymist or druggist, Moved by the Rev.John ANDERSON ; seconded by Mr.
One large box always palliates and generally removes as none such are allowed to sell the “ Universal MediJ. P. CLAPHAM.
the most obstinate cough. Without containing a particle cines.” GEORGE WAILES, Chairman.
of opium, they possesg sedative properties, which will
ensure rest to the patient, however previously disturbed. VIII. That the very cordial thanks of the Meeting be given to George Wailes, Esq. for his able and impartial
Prepared and sold by W. Tozer, Chemist and Druggist, conduct in the chair.
Greenwich. Sold retail by Edwards, St. Paul's Church Printed by J. HADDON and Co.; and Published Moved by Mr. M.T. SADLER ; seconded by the Rer. Yard; Barclays, Farringdon-street ; Grounds, Thread
by J. CRISP, at No. 27, Ivy Lane, Paternoster JosepHOLMES.
peedle-street; Sanger, Oxford-street; and all Chemists and
Row, where all Advertisements and Communi..
cations for the Editor are to be addressed.