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Sketch Book of the Times.

“ I pencilled things I saw, and profited by things I heard.”—LETTER OF A WALKING GENTLEMAN.

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This scandalous outrage, still fresh in nor must have a little fun with Tom Hill and could not actually tell whether they were black, the minds of the public, has created a his yacht. The few wretches who are now out, white, yellow, or any other colour." Hear ansensation unprecedented in the annals of are hiding in the cane-pieces, and we occasion. Other :— Let Bruce know that the great and Missionary persecutions.

ally get a bullet or two at them.'— This showed glorious work has commenced. It is now ten In showing the spirit of the white

people then." On Sun- o'clock, and all hands are at work, demolishing that the wanton destruction of individual day morning five were shot, who were fallen in the Baptist and Wesleyan Chapels. The Methooproperty was sanctioned and approved by with and attempted to escape. I shall not dist Chapel is down, and the men are hard at

the magistrates and other local autho- consider that we are safe, although all this work at the Baptists. The roof of the latter is rities in the Island of Jamaica, we need havoc has been made among the rebels ; al- not yet off, but so much injured as to make it as conly quote the following remarks made though they may have now found the inutility well off as on. It is standing, true, but suptupon the subject, by the Rev. John of opposing the strong force which can be op- ported only by a few posts. The men have Burnett, at Exeter Hall, on the 15th of posed to them, until we can fall upon some gone for firehooks to complete the work they August last.

plan of getting rid of the infernal race of Bap- have undertaken. There is the devil to pay tists, which we have so long fostered in our here to-day, as you may suppose, among the

bosoms, and of demolishing their bloody pan- Saints and their followers. Weeping, and wail“He would direct their attention to a Colo- demoniums. This Jamaica Courant then gave ing, and gnashing of teeth-wringing of hands nial paper, called the Jamaica Courant, in a a stronger description of the insurrection oru- and groans, interrupted at times with curses number of which, dated Feb. 10th, a corres. elties than Mr. Knibb could. But there was and imprecations on the soldiers.' Take apspondent not only recommended the importation another:— I cannot allow the post to start other :-- I write in the hopes of this reaching zo! troops, but bloodhounds also, to hunt the without saying that I have remained long you through the way-bag, as the Post Ofice Slaves and Missionaries with. The paper was enough at Falmouth to see the Baptist and has long since been shut. Some true hearted lying at his feet, but he had a few extracts in Methodist chapels pulled down. This good Jamaicans have truly ennobled themselves this his hand which he would read. The first was work was accomplished this day by the troops night, by raising to the earth that pestilential from an officer of the St. Anne's Western Re- after their return-conquerors from the seat of hole, Knibb's Preaching shop. Verily, friend, giment to the Editor: 'Our primary ardour war !— Conquerors from the seat of war! what they have not spared Box's also. He no more has been unabated. We have never allowed a style ! Neither Wellington or Buonaparte will be able to beat the roll-call to prayers, nor these deluded wretches time to rest; night and ever wrote in this style: (laughter.) Lots of the tattoo upon the consciences of the subscriday have we been at them, and have made groans as you may imagine, from the saints and bers of macs-our poor deluded slaves. In

, end of six weeks' campaign,'—what a campaign, a description of the appearance of our brave mi- standing-nay, not even the corner one, and I and what campaigners they were ! — we are on their arrival in this town. The hope that this goodly example will be follower' neglected -- not thought of, because the gover- ' poor fellows cut a miserable appearance; you from Negril to Mount.'”

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The following is the Amount required in order to Registrar of Demerara, in a detailed account

SEPTEMBER rebreild, at the lowest possible rate, the Places of which he published of the five triennial regisWorship destroyed,

trations which had taken place in that colony. SALTER'S HILL.--Burnt by order of the Captain of Militia, stationed at Latium.... - £4000 Committee on West India distress, p. 96. It noons and dewy evenings, has commenced

It appears also in the evidence of the recent The month of fruits and fevers, of sultry FALMOUTH.-- Pulled down by the St. Anne's Militia, while occupied as Barracks....... 3000 tector of slaves in the same colony, in his re- deep and opulent green of the summer

was countenanced by Colonel Young, the Pro- its reign of incipient desolation. The MONTEGO BAY.—Pulled down at Mid-day by the Inhabitants, headed by several of

port, dated 19th of May, 1829. And, lastly, verdure begins to fade into a variety of the Magistrates......

6000 it has been urged at length by Mr. Barclay in sickly tints under its withering influence ; SAVANNAH-LA-MAR.-Pulled down by the Parishioners...

700 accounts, which have been laid by him on the and the dry rustling of falling leaves, RIDGELAND, alias Fuller's FIELD.-Burnt table of the Jamaica House of Assembly.

robbed of their juicy elasticity, and scatby two Overseers. A valuable House... 1000 “The Registrar of Demerara rested his proof tered by every breath of the autumnal Rio BUENO.--Burnt......


on the following comparative statement of the breeze, will soon begin to teach us the STEWART's Town. Injured to the amount of 250 numbers of Africans and Creoles, by which he gloomy but salutary lesson of our own Brown's Town.-Pulled down by the In makes it appear that the former had been de- decay. There is, after all, however, a habitants...


creasing and the latter increasing : ST. ANN'S BAY.-Pulled down by the In

There were by the registry of

mellowness and beauty in the autumn habitants of the Parish....

3500 EBONY CHAPEL.-Burnt.


31st May, 1817 Africans 42,224 Creoles 34,939 landscape, which to the contemplative 31st May, 1820 39,129

38,247 mind is more fascinating than the gaudier Total Amount of Chapels destroyed..... 20750 31st May, 1823 34,772 40,205 livery of the summer. The vegetation of Loss in the destruction of Mission Pro

31st May, 1826 30,490 40,892 our forests “dies like a dolphin," changing perty, in Houses rented :

31st May, 1829 26,691 42,677 into a thousand splendid hues; day pours GURNEY's Mount.-Palpit, benches, &c... 300 “ Now this argument seems to be addressed its profusion of light upon us with a moPUTNEY.-Benches burnt...

to those who do not know the meaning of the derate intensity of heat; and the intelLUCEA.---Benches and lamps

50 terms employed. Those are called Africans Ocho Rios.-Pulpit, pews, and benches 100 who were imported from Africa before the year

lectual and physical systems begin to 1808. Creoles are those born in the West resume the vigorous tone which had lan21250

Indies. It follows that all new-born children, guished and become paralyzed under the The Chapel at Lucea, belonging to the General Baptists, but occupied by our Society,

whether they are the progeny of Africans or of powerful influences of a vertical sun. The pulled down. Offered for sale by the Gene

Creoles, are called Creoles. Thus half of those vintage and the gathering of fruits belong ral Baptist Society for....

that die are Africans; but all those that are to this season, the grape yields its wine,

900 Losses in horses, furniture, clothes, books, &c.

born are Creoles. &c. partly belonging to the individual Mis

“Of course the Africans must decrease ;

and the apple and peach give their grate

for sionaries, and partly to the Society, about. 500 they must lose sum by death, and cannot be, ful juices; the harvests are housed; and Extra Expenses incurred by travelling expen. in any degree replenished by births. It is nature pours all her annual bounties into ses, and Mr. Knibb's passage home, at least 600 equally certain that the Creoles must increase, the lap of man. If we were to designate Amounting in the whole to...... . £23250 since ilie loss by death is supplied not only by the period in human existence to which

their own offspring, but by that of the Africans the month of September corresponds, we REVIEW OF LITERATURE. also. If we examine further the real propor- should select the time when the hair

tions of deaths among Africans and Creoles in “ TIE ANTI-SLAVERY REPORTER.”. Demerara, we shall find that by the registry of turns gray, when the blood abates its fiery September

1820, there were 39,129 Africans. In the and tumultuous course through the veins, The number for this month is compiled registry of 1829, they were reduced to 26,691; when the intemperance of the passions with great care and perspicuity, and 12,438, excepting that some few of these may when we begin to nerve ourselves for the shows at one view the progress of popu- have been manumitted. lation, or rather we should say of depopu

struggle of decay and death.

“ The proportion of births from the two. lation among the slaves in the Colonies classes cannot be known from these accounts, of Great Britain. The Editors have as they are not distinguished.

SLAVES. evidently taken great pains to prepare a

“Mr. Barclay has sought to supply the defidocument of perfect accuracy.


ciency; he has laid on the table of the Jamaica documents drawn up by Mr. Buxton, deaths of slaves on certain properties in St. tolerably correct estimate of the number

House of Assembly a return of the births and The following may be looked upon as a from official papers laid before the Mem- Thomas in the East

, distinguishing the progeny of human beings held in slavery by bers of the House of Commons, present of Africans from that of Creoles (see Christian details which are far from being exagge- Record for February, 1832, p. 49.) This ac

Powers calling themselves Christians :
British Colonies

800,000 rated, and in every instance conclusions count extends over the period of from 1817 to

French Colonies

200,000 the least unfavourable to the Colonists 1829. It appears by it that there were on the

Cuba, and Porto Rico estates in question, at the commencement of

500,000 have invariably been adopted. The the above period, 954 Africans, and 2349 Cre

Other Foreign Colonies. 75,000 tables present a frightfully appalling de- oles; the births from African mothers were 138,

United States.

1,650,000 crease in the slave population of the or 10 in every 69 Africans, and the deaths of


2,000,000 British Sugar Colonies, and the argu- Africans 395, or 10 in every 24-while the

5,225,000 ments of the West Indians, who attempt births from Creole mothers were 932, or 10 in to explain the causes which have led to every 25 Creoles, and the deaths of Creoles

The Rights Of Man.-With the enemies this decrease, are met in a fair, candid, and 325, or 10 ir 281." straitforward manner. But let the" Anti

of freedom, it is a usual artifice to represent RELIGION IN LONDON.

the sovereignty of the people as a license to Slavery Reporter” speak for itself. Upon

The following is a statement of the various anarchy and disorder. But the tracing up the the subject of the above decrease,it says: places of worship in this vast city:

civil power to that source, will not diminish our “ 1st.-It is alleged that that decrease de Episcopal Churches and Chapels ... 200 obligation to obey; it only explains its reasons, pends on the number of imported Africans Independent Chapels ....

66 and settles it on clear and determinate princistill existing in British Sugar Colonies. They Wesleyan Methodist Chapels

36 ples. It turns blind submission into rational (the West Indians) argue that the Africans are Baptist Chapels .....

32 obedience, tempers the passion for liberty with not prolific; that they constantly decrease, Calvinistic Methodist Chapels 30 the love of order, and places mankind in a while the Creoles increase ; and that we may Presbyterian (Scotch and Unitarian) happy medium, between the extremes of anarchy anticipate that when all the Africans shall have

Chapels ...

on the one side, and oppression on the other. died off, and the whole of the slaves shall be Roinan Catholic Chapels

14 It is the polar star that will conduct us safely Creoles, we shall have an increasing, and not a Meeting Houses of the Friends

over the ocean of political debate and specndecreasing population.

lation - the law of laws — the legislator of “ This argument was produced first by the

400 legislators.








"A stitch in time."--OLD ADAGE.

« Facts--not fictions

This is the grand bane of life. Greater in towns than in the country, it dreadfully aggravates the evils of our employments;

The Cholera.—The patient, when attacked, Howell, who lived in Barbadoes, was in and it produces evils of its own, tenfold is to be placed in a recumbent posture in bed; the habit of behaving brutally towards more unjust, more rapid, and more deadly. plagued with any external application, as baths,

his wife, and one day locked her up in a Not a class of artizans, and scarcely one steaming, &c., but left to the effect of the medi- room, and confined her in chains. A of professional men, is to be found, in cine; and observe, that if any thing is taken of negro woman, touched with compassion which intemperance may not be disco- any kind, except cold water, whilst the medi- for her unfortunate mistress, undertook vered. Sometimes it is grossly apparent, cine is intended to operate, the whole effect will privately to release her. Howell found it often partially concealed; in the first case, be destroyed. The medicine is.-One part of out, and in order to punish her, obliged as it were, taking the constitution by camphor dissolved in six parts of strong spirits her to put her tongue through a hole in a storm, in the latter proceeding by sap; in the patient will take two drops in a little

pound- board, to which he fastened it on the opboth utterly destroying health, personal ed sugar, in a tea spoonful of cold iced water; posite side with a fork; and left her in comfort, and domestic happiness. The in five minutes after he will take a second dose that situation for some time. He aftermost striking effects of intemperance are of two drops in the same way, and in five mi- wards cut out her tongue by the roots, in to be seen among the artizans. The man nutes more he will repeat the same thing. Не

consequence of which she almost instantly takes, during the hours of labour, more

will then wait for fifteen minutes, and see whe- died. drink than he requires, and this generally with disposition to perspire, and decrease of

ther or not there is a sense of returning warmth, the compound sold under the name of ale. sickness, cramp, &c., and then, if necessary, he dies, with upwards of nine hundred Ne

A Guinea ship, bound to the West InInstead of spending the evening with his will take two or more drops as before, and refamily, he joins frequently some friends peat the doses at five minutes interval, to the groes, being kept out long at sea, by calms to take a pint at the public-house. To ale, amount of twelve or fourteen, taken as directed and contrary winds, was reduced to great

distress. To save the seamen, some of a glass of spirit must afterwards be added. The least foreign medicine neutralizes the whole effect.

the Negroes were thrown overboard, tied At length he is frequently drunk at night, and in the progress of the case we find alum, a drachm of the spirits of camphor, two in the West Indies only one hundred.

FOR THE TOOTHACHE.- Take ten grains of back to back, and there actually arrived him occasionally so unfit for work the next drachms of the tincture of opium, and two morning from disordered stomach, that he drachms of elder-flower water; mix them and In 1826, the French schooner, Perle, must have some spirit before he can crawl apply a little to the tooth.

Captain Giblin, having succeeded in landfrom his house. Oneglass leads to a second, În HYSTERICS AND Nervous AFFECTIONS. ing part of her cargo of slaves at Guadaand the man becomes intoxicated, and in Take tincture of ammoniated valerian, two the morning is obliged to give up

loupe, observed an armed French cutter drachms; tincture of castor, three drachms;

the idea of going to work; and then his habits and four ounces. Dose, a table spoonful every two sulphuric ether, one drachm; cinnamon water, standing towards her; the brutal captain,

to avoid detection, and consequent capfeelings lead him to spend the day, not in hours.

ture, threw the remainder of the human freeing his system from the effects of his DRAUGHT IN LANGOUR.-Take compound cargo, amounting to sixty-five victims, debauch, not in abstinence, fresh air, and spirit of lavender, one drachm; spirit of rose- overboard, and every one perished ! repose, but in aggravating the evils from mary, ten drops ; spirit of nutmeg, one drachm; which he suffers. He spends the day at tincture of opium, ten drops ; cinnamon water, By the Colonial laws, slaves who shall the public-house. To-day is a repetition of

To be taken when symptoms of strike any white man suffer six months'

weariness or langour occur without exercise. yesterday, and to-morrow, will probably For AFFECTIONS OF THF. Skin.-Take of the Slaves who shall offer to strike, or use any

imprisonment, and thirty-nine lashes. be spent in sickness and in bed. There sulphuret of potash fifteen grains, of hard soap is another class in whom vice is less ap- a drachm, of the balsam of Peru sufficient to violence towards their master or mistress, parent, though equally fatal. The arti- form a mass, which may be divided into thirty suffer death without benefit of clergy. zan, not content with the more than pills. Three to be taken every four hours with Their time of labour in the field is from liberal allowance of ale which he has had a wine-glass of hot infusion of juniper berries. sunrise to sunset; after which each must during the day, calls for his glass of spirit of soda, and of the extract of chamomiles, equal master's horses and cattle ; and they may

INDIGESTION.—Take of dried subcarbonate collect a large bundle of grass for his as soon as he comes home in the evening; parts of powdered rhubarb sufficient to make It is but pence he says, and he can well into pills. Take ten grains two or three times be found scattered over the land, to cull spare this. At five or six in the morning a day.

blade by blade, from among the weeds, again he takes his usual dram, as he sets When Poison HAS BEEN SWALLOWED. their

grass. out fasting to his work; and takes it Take of the sulphate of zinc one scruple, conconsequently at the time most likely to which is to be taken with some infusion of cha- named Sides and Bradshaw, applied at

On the 4th of July, 1827, two men, fection of dog roses sufficient to make a bolus, injure the stomach. A craving for the momile flowers.

the gaol in Wilkesborough, North Caronoxious stimulant at length urges, I had Fainting Fits and Low Spirits.--Take of lina, and took out a runaway Negro bealmost said, physically compels him to in the subcarbonate of ammonia fifteen grains, pep, longing to Sides. After tying him in a crease the frequency of the dose. Hence permint water three ounces and a half

, syrup of

most cruel manner, they proceeded on the a practice rapidly destructive to health orange peel two fluid drachms; the dose is iwo

road towards Lincoln, almost constantly and life becomes established without the table spoonfuls. knowledge of the master, for the man at-nesia a table spoonful, compound powder of as they passed along the road, for seven

Powder for HEARTBURN.-Calcined mag- beating him in the most savage manner, tends his work regularly almost to the chalk with opium, ten grains. Mixed and taken or eight miles. About nine o'clock at last; and almost without the conscious- in a little milk. This powder will immediately night, the Negro was so much exhausted ness of the individual, for the moral sense check heartburn or acidities in the stomach. becomes blunted, and habit hides the sin. RuEUMATISM.—Take of the gum resin of as to be unable to proceed any further ; More shocking is the case, when the evil guaicum two drachms, gum-arabic two drachms, when they deliberately killed him, and is found among females, when the wife is rub thein well together, and add of the tincture left him lying on the side of the road, led to imitate her husband. Most shock- of opium half a Huid drachm, of powdered bark ing when children, when

a drachm, of the tincture of bark two fluid

drachms, of the decoction of bark eight fluid
nay infants, ar
ught to sip with the

Make a mixture, of which a wine mother, and thus acquire a taste for the glassful may be taken twice a day. bane of life and health.

two ounces.

parcels of


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