Obrázky stránek
PDF
ePub

cause.

affection of all who were so happy as to Sultan to make large concessions to his have him for an associate. Upon the Jewish subjects. Dr. Hodgkin was perpetration of the cruelties and mas-one of the founders of the Aborigines sacres on the coloured people in Jamaica, Protection and the Ethnological Sociealthough Governor Eyre was his per- ties, an honorary secretary of the Geosonal friend, he at once espoused their graphical Society, a member of the

He favoured the writer of this Senatus of the University of London, brief and imperfect notice with a con- and intimately connected with many sultation extending over more than an other scientific bodies. He died in his hour, and rising superior to all sectarian sixty-eighth year. None more deeply prejudices declared his entire approval deplore his loss than the officers and of the course taken by the British and committee of the British and Foreign Foreign Freed-men's Aid Society, in Freed-men's Aid Society. We desire relation to Jamaica. Warmly attached, to express our sincere condolence with as without doubt he was, to that generous the bereaved family. and truly christian body, the Society of

Friends, he was ever ready to ally him- At a Meeting of the Committee of the self with all true workers for human British and Foreign Freed-men's Aid Society, progress and human happiness.

held at 102, Fleet Street, on Monday, April A

16th, 1866, Lord Alfred Spencer Churchill, lover of his country and a devoted

F.R.G.S., in the chair, the following resolution, member of the church to which he upon the motion of the Rev. John Waddingbelonged, his heart and his sympathies ton, D.D., seconded by Frederick Tomkins, embraced the whole race of man, whilst M.A., D.C.L., Barrister-at-Law, was unanihis piety was of that divine type that mously adopted :-"That this Society has made it his happiness and his very joy tidings of the sudden removal, by death, of its

received with feelings of the deepest sorrow, to co-operate with all good men. In honoured and beloved fellow-labourer in the an interview, a few days before he left cause of the coloured man, Dr. Thomas our shores to die in a foreign land, we Hodgkin. This Committee desires to place were charmed with his calm and kindly on record its obligations to the departed for

the numerous and valuable services rendered manner, and with the brightness and

to this Society by their late excellent friend almost youthful appearance of his coun

and co-worker. Dr. Hodgkin's large-hearted tenance. It was the blush of a setting benevolence and hospitality, his valuable sun on a serene and cloudless atmo-counsel and ready pen, his undeviating at. sphere. “In Jesu obdormivit.” And tachment to the British and Foreign Freed.

men's Aid Society, and his courteous and Now is the stately column broke,

christian temper can never be forgotten by The beacon fire is quenched in smoke,

the members of this committee whose happi. The trumpet's silvery tongue is still,

ness it has been to be associated with so gentle The warder silent on the hill.

and good a man. This Committee would Dr. Hodgkin had proceeded to the further express its unfeigned and deep sympaEast with Sir Moses Montefiore, on a thy with the bereaved widow and family, and

instructs the Secretaries to forward a copy of philanthropic mission. Only a few

this resolution to Mrs. Hodgkin with the fullest months ago they visited Morocco to

assurance of its affectionate regard and condo: gether, and succeeded in inducing the lence."

BRITISH AND FOREIGN FREED-MEN'S for there had been no less than twenty-eight AID SOCIETY.

disturbances, all occurring whilst the negroes A meeting in furtherance of the objects of were in slavery, and caused by the tyranny this invaluable society was held on Thursday of hard task-masters. The chairman then evening, April 12, at the Lecture Hall, Ipswich, drew attention to the cause of the last outbreak, the President of the society--Lord Alfred S. stating that there had evidently been a mal. Churchill-occupying the chair. There were administration of justice. There had also been, also present-F. Tomkins, Esq. M.A., D.C.L., he said, a great cry among the negroes for (one of the secretaries), the Rev. John Gay, what are called " back lands”-lands situated the Rev. E. Jones, W. D. Sims, Esq., F. Alex- behind the great plantations of the planters.' ander, Esq., the Rev. J. Cox, &c.

Dr. Underhill, he contended, had done right The Chairman briefly expressed his pleasure in forwarding his letter to Mr. Cardwell, and in being called upon to attend that meeting the charges made by Mr. Eyre against him He said there was no subject which created for creating the outbreak had no foundation more interest in this country than the question in fact. There appeared to be no evidence of the freed negroes. He commenced by re-whatever to show that the outbreak had been ferring to the civil war in America, which instigated by Mr. Gordon; but on the conlasted four years, and was occasioned by dis- trary, there had been 1,000 houses burnt down putes as to the slave question, the result of belonging to these unfortunate people, the which, he was glad to say, was the triumph value of which would amount to about £4,000, of the northern over the southern canse. There exclusive of furniture. The chairman then are, he said, some four millions of freed ne- said the purpose for which the subscriptions groes who have been suffering slavery, in would be applied, would be in providing such order to cultivate the grounds of the southern institutions as an orphans' asylum, or some states, and the people of England might be permanent school, which would enable them considered, to a certain extent, to have pro- to teach these people. Thə noble chairman, moted the system, through the extraordinary after some further remarks, moved the follow. demands for their produce, which evidently ing resolution :tended to stimulate the development of slavery. Therefore they must consider that they had a

“That this meeting, having in view the great duty to perform in making some return

interests of the coloured population of Jamaica, to this unfortunate people. There had been has considered the new constitution for the a Freed-Men's Aid Society formed in the

botter government of that colony, as provided northern states by some philanthropic indivi- by Act of Parliament, and while giving a duals, and the assistance this country could general concurrence to its main provisions, it afford might be either pecuniary or by for desires to express a hope that the governor's warding clothing for those who needed them. council may be composed, as far as possible, He reminded the meeting of the liberality of of those who are believed to be unprejudiced the Americans in sending over provisions for against the negroes, and that if necessary the the Lancashire operatives during the cotton members of the new executive government famine. [llear, hear.] That was one reason may be sent direct from this country, why they should endeavour to make a return

“ That a copy of the foregoing resolution be for their kindness. Another reason was the presented to the Secretary of State for the noble gift made to the poor of London by Mr.

colonies." Peabody, amounting to upwards of £250,000. Fred. Alexander, Esq., hoped that that meet. [Applause.] The chairman then briefly allu. ing would be of a somewhat practical character ded to the good work done by the society and having expressed his thanks to Lord Alfred during its three years of existence. Refer- Churchill for attending the meeting, stated ring to the recent outbreak in Jamaica-which his willingness to start a subscription by put. island had belonged to this country for upwards ting his name down for £10. [Applause.] of 200 years—he said this was not the first, W. D. Sims, Esq., had great pleasure in

con

seconding the resolution brought forward by ticulary the Times, though he did not blame the noble lord, which was put to the meeting the Times so severely; because the Times and carried unanimously.

avowed that it wrote to please its readers. Dr. Fred. Tomkins then addressed the It did not profess to give “the truth, the Meeting at considerable length. He said he whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” It rose to speak with feelings of the most pun. was not the corrupt tone of the lie that marked gent regret, for he had not long since learned the Times. It was simply devoid of any moral that they had lost a valued and excellent aim. It suited itself to the whim, the caprice friend of the Society in the late Dr. Thomas or the prejudice of the passing hour. Its rule Hodgkin, so suddenly removed from their was like that of the Lesbian architect which midst. He regretted the unfortunate outbreak was made of lead and bent to the occasion. In in Jamaica, and the sad loss of life, both of conclusion he begged to say there was one whites and blacks. There was no justifying lady in Ipswich-Mrs. Alexander-who had outrage and murder, by whomsoever perpe- promised to give £50 to their society, on trated. All right-minded men must regret dition that £200 could be raised. He acknow. the gloomy termination of the career of ledged the sum of £5 from Mr. Harwood, who Governor Eyre. But the Society he represented he said was prevented attending. had nothing to do with political questions. The Rev. J. Cox, next made a few approThe poor people for whom he pleaded were in priate remarks. circumstances of the greatest possible want, The Rev. E. Jones proposed a vote of thanks and suffering, and ignorance. The emanci. to the chairman, which was seconded by Mr. pated slaves claimed protection at the hands W. D. Sims, and warmly carried. of christian England, and they needed social, The Chairman returned thanks. mental, moral and religious culture. Their A collection was mado at the doors. case was that of the poor and the weak appealing for help to the well-to-do and the RECEIPTS FOR MARCH & APRIL. powerful. England had never turned a deaf ear to such a cry. There had been, he said,

ABERDEEN-1st Subscription List.

8. d. quoting an American account, no less than

George Thompson, jun.

10 00 50,000 black people in America educated in

William Adamson

5 0 reading, writing, &c., by the benevolent Francis Edmond

5 0 efforts of the people of this country. There William Henderson

5 0 Neil Smith, jun.

2 was, however, one question relative to the

James Aiken, jun.

1 1 education of the negro, namely--Can you, Henry Adamson

1 1 0 with all your efforts, make a man of him? Alex. Nicol

3 3 0 Has he the progressive improvement and the R. B. Horne

1 1 0 James Buyers

2 2 0 power that characterize the white man P The

John T. Rennie

1 1 0 speaker proved that it was possible, and gave John Blaikie

1 1 0 illustrations of wbat he had witnessed, in Friends

1 1 0 relation to the negro, in different parts of the F. G. Cochran

3 3 0 world. He had no doubt but that the negro A. Brand

D. Rose & Co.

3 3 0

1 1 0 possessed just the same feelings and love for John Cook

0 10 6 improvement as the white man. All that he Joseph Wood

0 10 6 asked for them was that they should be helped J. B. Adam

0 10 6 David Aiken

0 5 0 in their present distress, and then have “

John Sheed

0 10 6 fair field and no favour.” People complained J, B. M'Combie

1 1 0 that they had so little information, and for Andrew Murray

0 10 6 this they were themselves to blame. When Alex. Pirie

1 1 0 James Hall

1 1 0 they desired full information, the press would

William Hall

1 1 0 gupply it. He criticized certain articles which had appeared in some of the newspapers, par

£52 19 6

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

0

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

[ocr errors]

...

[ocr errors]

1 10.

...

Brought forward £52 19 6

Brought forward £925 0 2nd Subscription List. J. A. Sinclair

0 10 6 Dr. R. L. Grant 2 2 0 Alexander Davidson

0 10 0 Anthony Cruickshank 1 10 R. Sangster, sen.

0 10 6 Mrs. Hunter, Albyn Place 1 0 0 George Rose

0 10 0 Principal Dewar 5 0 0 George Marquis

0 10 6 A. Gibb 1 0 0 H. Jackson

0 10 6 R. S. F. Spottiswood 1 10 Collected at Public Meeting

2 15 0 John Keith

1 1 0 Friends at Flinder and Old Town, Mrs. M'Robie 1. Kennethmont

3 0 0 William Leslie, Architect

Fraserburg Congregational Church 3 18 0 Baillie Fraser 1-0 Peterhead

13 3 0 Mrs. Maxwell Gordon 1 0 0 Banff, &c., in all

36 17 A. Chivas... 1 1 0 Additional-Macduff

0 2 6 W. Littlejohn 1 0 0 Weekly News Oflice...

0 10 6 George King 1 1 0 46 Sums under 10s...

10 3 0 Robert Urquhart

1 0 0 William Yeats 15 00

£165 16 3 Jamieson and Mitchell

1 0.0 Balance of Town Collection received John M'Gregor

1 0 0 to be sent by Mr. William Allen to John F. White... IT 1 1 0 Western Commission

... 20 00 James Horn of Pitmedden 1 0 0 Rt Hon Stephen Lushington, D.C.L, 15 0 0 Ebenezer Gibb, New Byth

100 S. Harwood, Esq., Filey Hall 5 0 0 Charles Brown, Sclattie 1 O Ö Rev. Richard Shaen, M.A.

2 0 0 Di Chalmers & Co. 11 O J. M. Ludlow, Esq.

0 Friend, per Mr. Cruickshank... 1 0 0 James Chalmers, Esq.

100 Free Press Office

'0'10 6 A Parcel of Clothing from Miss Herald Office ..

0 10 6 Hatch and friends, Highgate, con, J. Avery, Northern Advertiser Office o 10 6 taining 21 articles Janes Abernethy "O 10 6. J. W. Probyn, Esq.

.. 5 5 0 Edward Fiddess.. "JI ... 10 10 0 Lord Alfred Spencer Churchill./.7.500 James Matthews, 1 ***!** 8 10 8 Mis: Peter Taylor Balance ... ?

2 0 0 J. Urquhart.10.08.YOY VILD 10/20 Miss Helen Taylor 1.3ton tomi L., 0 0 10 0 Victor Schoelcb, Esq.

1 0 0 DM Compliamson

o 10" Iohn Norton, Esq., Bray on 1100 M. Rettie & Sons lui dr. 50,100 Rev, E. Kell, Southampton 1.7.

100 James L. Glover yerleri 0 10 6

0 10 6 Dr. Epps, per

FW: Chesson, Esq. 50 Aidil...ni

10:0. Mr. Dolphin Tenbury, A 0 5 0 Stronach

0

O Mr. L. Webb, Stowmarket Collection 4 100

o 10 o Mr. Francis Wiupenny, Barnard W. Henderson & Sons'. v. 0101 o Castle, Congregational Chapel

2 2 0 List of Articles sent from Stoko Nowington to Levi Coffin, per Johnson, Johnson & Co. CASK No. 1 in 1.4 Comforters

9 53 Prs. Stockings

6 Magenta & Black Skirts 2 do. Frocks 3 Wove Jackets

5 do: Jackets 1 do. Froek 16 Púrple Linsey Skirts -4 Prs. Leggings II:O

5 Light Brown Linsey Skts. 2 do. Jackets 2 Black do. 7 do. Muffetees

8 do. Jackets

11 Caps and Hoods 25 Summer Skirts!!!!!! 5 Large Flannel Petticoats2 15 Prs! Check Trowsers em 98 do. Frooks, on att CASK No. 2

5 do. 8 do. Garibaldis 68 Chemises 9 do. or Shirts 3 do.

Wwd coats To abis! 19 Articles and Straw Plat

5 Print Shirts Orix

OM 183 Lingey Boys? Jackets fino from Ę. Harding i 6 do Jackets 106) stod 9 4 Gingham do dgid stom 20 Gingham Blouses

2 Check Skirts 17 Holland downsio'r

3 do. Jackets",

9w|o5 Shirts and Frocks igile? 99 Print do 7 do. Skirts 5 Knickerbkr Linsey Skirts 18 Children's small Coats 25 Print Frocks & Pinafores 15 Men's Shirts

2 Grey Linsey Skirts ||0 4 Dk Brown Linsey Skirts 29 Babies! do

3 do. Jackets wrot 014 do. do. Jackets tiori) 2 Coarse Grey Jackets 3 Green Check do.

5 Old Petticoats 2 do. Skirts

912 Blue Aprons

Pis9101514 12 Large Wrappers ishini Printed by ARLISS ANDREWS, of No. 7, Duke Street, Bloomsbury, W.C., in the Parish of St.

George, Bloomsbury, in the County of Middlesex.

Ο 10

10. Mrs. Josephine Butler

[ocr errors]

J. D. Miller 2: **;;';'I

Red Flangel Petticoats |

[graphic]

THE FREED-MAN.

REV. JOHN ALDIS ON JAMAICA. At the Anniversary Meeting of the Baptist Missionary Society, held in Exeter Hall on Thursday, April 26th, the Rev. John Aldis said: “The only light in which I wish to view these sad transactions in Jamaica is in the light of the text, “ All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.' First, let us learn that if we devote ourselves to God's work, though man for a time may shut the door, yet God will ultimately open it for us. I have been asked again and again how it happens that, when there are so many native Baptists in Morant Bay and the neighbourhood, who have from the first welcomed our missionaries and furnished a large number of converts, we have no stations in that particular region. I have looked into the matter, and find that two-and-thirty years ago our now sainted brother, Burton, went to Morant Bay, preached the Word, gathered a congregation, and started the whole enterprise under the most hopeful and promising circumstances. Subsequent to the outbreak in 1832, he was arrested and thrown into prison. A lady of whom he had hired premises was also arrested and punished, and a gentleman passing by the name of Rector Cook was one of the most active of those who insisted that our brother should there and then depart. We have waited four-and-thirty years; the sons of this gentleman and himself have recently appeared upon the stage ; one was unhappily immolated; the gentleman himself was indebted for his life to the care and supervision of a poor black man ; and now we are in circumstances most favourable and promising, the brethren of different societies inviting us, promises of different kinds offering, and those in authority suggesting that we should undertake the work we are about to enter into. Another lesson is, that we should appreciate more highly than I fear we have done the immense preference of deep personal religion to intellectual culture. Men of culture have proclaimed that the whole negro population is but the development of the ape, and evidently sigh for the time when all the sons of Ham shall be reduced to a state of bondage. By their fruits ye shall know them. These men have demonstrated to us that infidelity is essentially a tyrannical thing and a cruel thing, as far from rever

« PředchozíPokračovat »