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Abu Bekr, Dr. Madden's Reward for, 64. Narrative,

Abyssinia, 28, 88, 106, 120, 168, 187, 203; Slave-hunting
in, 90

Acorn, H.M.S., Capture of the Amelia, 43




Quatro de Marzo, 63
Sundry Vessels, 107
Commanded by Captain John Adams,
not by Lieut. Hankey, 144

Address on behalf of Africa, 1
Advantages of Medical Science to Africa, 17
Africa, Address on behalf of, 1; and the East, Proceed-
ings of Church Missionary Society, 172; and the}West
Indies, Mutual Dependence of, 36, 52, 63, 165, 222;
Blockade of West Coast, 47; Christian Missions, the
Hope of, 179; Dr. Vogel on the Botany of Western
Central Africa, 99, 134; Ethnography of, 81; Intelli.
gence from Western Africa, 138; Magnetic Observa-
tions, 55; Scene in Africa, 129; Water from the Coast,

African Institution, 26

African Slave Trade and its Remedy: Preface to German
Translation, by Professor Carl Ritter, 220

Albert, His Royal Highness Prince, Present to Com-
manders of Expedition, 91; Visit to the Ships, 75
Albert, H.M. Steam Vessel, Sermon by the Rev. T.
Müller, 109; ditto, Rev. C. F. Childe, 159

Allen's, Captain W., Picturesque Views on the Niger, 92
Amelia Slaver, Capture of, 43

Anderson, W. W., Esq., Letters from, 36, 52, 63
Ansah, Prince John, Letter to the Rev. Thomas Pyne,

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Clarkson, Thomas, Esq., Letter from, 115

Concecoâ de Maria, captured by H. M. B. Fantome, 224
Corisco, Slaver, Capture of the, 207
Correspondents, Notice to, 32
Crowding of Slaves, 107

Cuba, Suppression of the Slave Trade in, 113, 161; Me-
morial, 122, 169

Dallas, Mrs., on Vegetable Butter, 1851

Daniell, Professor, on the Waters of the African Coast,
18; on Miasma, 40, 53

Danish Gold Coast: Basle Missionary Stations, 126;
Settlements in Aquapim, 80

De Graft, Mr. W., Native Missionary, 32

Denman, Captain; Destruction of Slave Barracoons, 73,
83, 105

Devonport Auxiliary, 140

Dois de Outubro, Slaver, 62

Donations and Subscriptions, 32
Dorset, East, Auxiliary, 59

Dous Fevereiro, Slaver, Capture of, 159
Dublin Auxiliary, 93

Edinburgh Review; Article on Expedition, 30 :
El Arrogante, Spanish Slaver, 31
"Emancipation," by Dr. Channing; review, 91
Ethiope, Captain Becroft, 33
Ethnography of Africa, 84

Expedition, (vide "Niger Expedition.")

Fantome, Captures by, 174, 207, 224

Faraday, Professor; Analysis on Water, 51

Fawn, Capture of the Dous Fevereiro Slaver, 159
Fergusson, Dr., Letter from, 31

Fernando Po, Cession of: Letter from M. Isambert,

150; Article in the Debats, 184

Firme, Schooner, Case of the, 132
Freeman's, Mr., Journey to Kumasi, 198, 215

Gallinas: Letter from West Coast of Africa, 29; ditto
from Captain Denman, 105

Germany: Letter from Captain Washington, 13; ditto
from Baron A. von Humboldt, 31; ditto from Dr.
Julias, 186

German Translation of the "African Slave Trade and its
Remedy;" Preface by Professor Carl Ritter, 220
Glasgow Auxiliary, 62, 76

Graft, Mr. De, 32

Gurney, Joseph John, Esq., Notice of his Work, "Winter
in the West Indies," 16; Letter from, 26

H., Letter on the Slave Trade from, 222
Havana Memorial, 169

Hertford Auxiliary, 224

Hoffman, the Rev. W., Statement relative to Basle Mis-
sions, 126

Humboldt, Baron A. von, Letter from, 31; Consent to be
elected a Corresponding Member of the African Civili
zation Society, 110

Hunting Slaves in Abyssinia, 90

Intelligence from Western Africa, 138

1sambert, M., Letter on Cession of Fernando Po, 150

Jamaica, Advancing Prosperity of, 108; a NegroSpeaker
at, 107; Money collected at, 41
Jamieson, Mr., 33

Jeremie, His Excellency Sir John, Departure for Sierra
Leone, 32; Death of, 140

Jesus Maria Slaver, Capture of, 63; Unprecedented
Crowding, 107

Josephine Slaver, Capture of the, 174
Julius, Dr., Letter from, 186

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Native Missionary, a, 32
Negro Speaker, a, 107

Niger Expedition: Progress and Proceedings, 9, 24, 41,
57, 75, 81, 97, 115, 131, 145, 177, 193, 207, 209; Article
in Edinburgh Review, 30; Day of Prayer for the, 16;
Letter from Prince William Quantamissah, 146; Pre-
sents for, 16; Prince Albert, His Royal Highness'
Visit to it, 75; Present to the Commanders, 91; Pro-
ceedings of Scientific men, 202; Rev. Haldane Stewart's
Farewell Address, 32; Visit to Sierra Leone, 207
Niger, the, its Branches and Tributaries, 147, 163, 180,
195, 217

Niger Views, by Captain W. Allen, Notice of, 92
Notice to Correspondents, 32; ditto to Subscribers, 48,
64, 128, 176

Observations, Magnetic, in Africa, 55

Origin of the African Civilization Society, 5

Palmas, Cape, Meteorological Observations at, 208
Parliamentary Slave Trade Papers, 49, 86
Patronage of the King of Prussia, Baron Humboldt, and
the Grand Duke of Tuscany, 110

Pickle, H.M.S., Destruction of El Arrogante, Slaver, 31
Picturesque Views on the Niger, by Captain W. Allen,
Notice of, 92

Plymouth, Public Meeting at, 110; Speech of Captain
Trotter, 143

Poncha, La, Portuguese Pirate and Slaver, Capture of, 48
Portuguese Slaver, Capture of a, 159

Prayer for the Niger Expedition, 16
Presents for the Niger Expedition, 16
President's Message, 27

Prevoyante, La, Capture of La Poncha, Slaver, by, 48
Prince, Dr., Intelligence from, 138

Proceedings of the Church Missionary Society, for
Africa and the East, 172; of Scientific Men attached
to the Niger Expedition, 202

Prospectus of the African Civilization Society, 6
Prussia, His Majesty the King of; consent to be elected
an Honorary Member of the Society, 110
Pyne, the Rev. Thomas, Letter relative to Ashanti Princes,
123, 201; Letter from Prince W. Quantamissah, 201;
from Prince John Ansah, to, 201, 223

Quantamissah, Prince William, Letter from, 146, 201
Quatro de Marzo, Slaver, captured by the Amelia, 63
Quorra, Map of the, 58; Meteorological Journal, 95;
Recent Intelligence from the, 33

Reid, Dr., on the Ventilation of the Niger Vessels, 43, 65

Revival of the Slave Trade in the Bight of Benin, 42
Ringdove, H.M. B., Capture of the Slaver Jesus Maria,
by, 63, 107

Ritter, Professor Carl, Preface to the German Transla
tion of the "African Slave Trade and its Remedy," by,

Royal Presents to the Commanders of the Niger Expe
dition, 91

Sabine, Mr., Letter on Magnetic Observations, 55
Schon, the Rev. Mr., 31

Sermon on board H.M.S.V. Albert, by the Rev. Theo-
dore Muller, 109

Sierra Leone: Letter, from Dr. Fergusson, 31; Departure
of His Excellency Sir John Jeremie, for, 32; Death
of, 140; Visit of the Niger Expedition, 207; Vigour
of the Slave Trade, 108

Slave Barracoous, Destruction of, by Captain Denman,
73, 83

Slave Hunting in Abyssinia, 90

Slave Smuggling into the United States, 183
Slave Trade Papers, 49, 86

Slave Trade, Suppression of, in Cuba, 113, 161
Slaves, Unprecedented Crowding of, 107
Slavery: Abolition of it in Tunis, 197; and the Internal
Slave Trade in the United States, 110; and Slave
Dealing in Brazil, 189

Smith, Sir Culling Eardly, Birthday Fete, 191
Society, African Civilization, Origin of, 5
Stewart's, the Rev. Haldane, Farewell Address to the
Niger Expedition, 32

Subscribers to the "Friend of Africa," Notice to, 48, 64
Swanzy, Mr.; his Plantation at Capé Coast Castle, 214
Sympathy of the West Indians in the cause of Africa, 205

Timneh Mission of the Church Missionary Society, 188
Tombokta; Narrative of Abu Bekr, 151

Trinidad; Soldiers of the 1st West India Regiment, 166
Tropical Miasma, on, Letter from Professor Bischof, 211
Trotter, Captain; his Speech at Plymouth, 143

Tunis, Abolition of Slavery in, 127

Tuscany, the Grand Duke of; consent to become an
Honorary Member of the African Civilization Society,

United States: Slavery and the Slave Trade in the, 110;
Slave Smuggling into the, 183

Vaccination of the Africans, 24, 42

Vegetable Butter: Letter from Mrs. Lee, 166; from Mrs.
Dallas, 185

Ventilation of the Niger Vessels, 43, 55, 65

Visit of His Royal Highness Prince Albert to the Niger
Expedition, 75

Vogel, Dr.: Letter from Baron Humboldt respecting
him, 31; on the Botany of Western Central Africa,
99, 134

Waddell, the Rev. H. M.; Letter on Africa and the
West Indies, 222

Wanderer; Captain Denman's Destruction of the Slave
Barracoons, 73, 83, 105

Washington, Captain, Letter from him in Germany, 13
Waters of the African Coast, 18, 54

Waterwitch, H.M.B.; Capture of two Slavers, 62
West Coast of Africa, 29; Blockade of the, 471
West India Regiment, 1st; Soldiers of the, 166
West Indies: Mutual Dependence of Africa and the, 36,
63, 165, 222; Sympathy in the cause of Africa, 205
Whydah and the Gallinas, 194, 206
Wilmot, Sir Eardley; Birthday Fete, 191
Winter in the West Indies, Notice of, 16
Woodcock, the Rev. Mr., Jamaica, 41



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THE past history of Africa presents a mysterious page in the book of Providence, and constitutes one of the most mournful and humiliating passages in the annals of mankind.

With the exception of a few favoured spots, the seats of either ancient or modern civilization, nearly the whole of this vast continent, so far as we are acquainted with it, has been from time immemorial immersed in moral darkness, adapted only to exhibit scenes of the deepest human degradation and woe.

Successive ages have borne the elements of social improvement to almost every other considerable portion of the globe, but Africa, unhappy Africa, the cradle of ancient art and science, and the depository of ancient grandeur, has made no onward progress: and although upon her northern and eastern frontiers, a by-gone civilization still lingers, yet her central, western, and southern districts appear to have ever remained in almost primeval barbarism, a monument of the ingratitude of those nations who first borrowed from Africa the rudiments of their own advancement.

In contemplating the desolation and misery of modern Africa, it were unjust to forget that Europe is herself a debtor to the ancient population of that now benighted continent. Egypt first taught the use of letters: first unveiled the mysteries of science: set the most successful examples of agriculture and commerce; and by imperishable memorials in architecture and design, "the works of Memphian kings," awakened the genius and the wonder of all succeeding generations. Nor can Christianity itself deny its obligations to a continent which gave birth to the author of the earliest of the sacred oracles; which produced the Septuagint; listened to the voice of Evangelists; and in the primitive ages of the Church, gloried in the possession of many of its most illustrious martyrs, apologists, and fathers.

It were well if the imputation of ingratitude and neglect could alone be urged against civilized and Christian Europe. It were well if the horrors of Africa and the disgrace of Europe were all comprised in such a complaint. But Europe is charged with far other offences than these. She stands convicted, alas! of an avarice mingled with a cruelty so


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