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Brought forward, $1,063 00 Collections by Charles Tappan, Esq. of Boston, Mass. viz:
Pupils of Mr. S. H. Archer, Salem, 4th July, 1828,
4 38 In Turner, Maine, 4th July, 1828,
you 40 From D. S. Whitney, Northampton, Massachusetts, 361 Donation by E. Dole, Esq. of Hallowell, Maine,
100 From a Female in the West Parish of Medway,
1 Contribution by inhabitants of East Machias, Maine, 10 50 From Baptist Auxiliary Society, York, Maine,
2 Saml. Hills, Union, Me.—the profits of labor 4th July, 1 From same, for African Prince,
50 Collection in Rev. John Fiske's congregation, New Braintree, Thanksgiving-day,
21 In Rev. Levi White's society, Sandersville,
7 Rev. Mr. Storr's parish, Braintree, Thanksgiving-day, 10 Rev. Mr. Burgess, subscription on Gerrit Smith's plan, 100 From Executors of the late Aaron Woodman, Messrs. Lambert & Noyes,
250 From Relig. Charitable Society in the county of Worcester, Mass. per Rev. Joseph Goffe,
2 From Wm. Lord, Kennebunk, Me,, for Repository, 7 From Joseph Chickering, Phillipston,
5 From Miss C. Briggs, Cummington, Mass.
1 Collection at North Yarmouth, Me. 4th July, 1828, 8 83 From North. Society in New Marlborough, Mass. 10 57 Collection in Rev. Mr. Bates' Society, Wheatley, Mass.
4th July, 1827, by the hands of Levi Bush, Jr. 7 From Fanny Howard, Hardwick, for Repository,
2 Ladies' Social circle in Shrewsbury, Ms. by Miss Force, Female Reading Charitable Society of Woburn, Mass. 5 From the Societies of Dr. Ripley and Rev. Mr. Southmayd, Concord, Massachusetts,
do. per P. Allen, Esq. 7 29 Coln. at Andover Seminary, 4th July, per R. Punchard, 22 43 Collection in Hamilton, Mass.
4 Con. 4th July, by citizens of Hallowell & Augusta, Me. 32 92
by children of 2 schools in Holliston, Ms. 3 78 Con. in Rev. Mr. Fiske's Society, New Braintree, Mass. 18 4th July collection in Hardwick, by Rev. M. Tupper, 5 80 Collection in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, 4th July, ...
6 25 Collection by Rev. Mr. Shedd, Abington, Mass. 10 42 Collection by Rev. Jona. Fisher, at Blue Hill, Maine, 10 Collection in the East Parish, Boscawen, N. H. 10 53
Carried forward, $1,063 00
Brought forward, $1,063 00 Collection at East Greenwich, R. I. 4th July, $5 Apponaug, R. I. 5th July,
71 For Repository, per Rev. E. G. Howe, 2 66
-8 37 Collection at South Reading, per Rev. Mr. Emerson, 8 45 4th July collection at Plaistow,
10 From Miss Hannah Goodell, Millbury, per Rev. I. Goffe, 20 Collection in Rey. Mr. Eastman's Society, 4th of July, 8 Collection in Wilmington, Mass. per F. Raynolds, 11 50 4th July collection at Plymouth, per William Green, 6 44 Contribution on the 4th of July, by a little Girl in Ms. 1 69 4th July collection in Spencer, by Rev. Levi Packard, 13 From Miss Sarah Merriam, Treasurer of the Female Col.
Society of Brookfield, to aid in the establishment of
a School in Africa, under the care of Mr. Russworm, 10 67 4th July collection at Stoneham, Ms. by Rev. J. Searle, 6 33 From a Friend, by
$1158 11 Deduct cash paid Mr. Orr,
$30 Matrass for Mr. Russworm,
1126 09 Collection by Rev. B. B. Smith, in his church, Philadelphia, Pa. 5 Collection at Plymouth, New York, by Rev. L. Clark,
3 Collection at Gallipolis, Ohio, by Rev. Thomas Coles,
5 Collection by Rev. Robert Johnston, Jefferson College, Penn. 9 12 Collection in St. Paul's Church, Baltimore, per N. Brice,
94 42 Auxiliary Society, Louisville, Kentucky, per Ed. Shippen, Esq. 165 50 Aux. Society of Augusta co. Va. per Joseph Cowan, Esq. Treasr. Donation of said Society,
$32 Collection in Church of Rev. Dr. C. Spence, Augusta, 23
Collection in Hebron Church, by Rev. Wm. Calhoun, 20 -75 Temperance Society of Otis, Mass. per B. Seymour, Esq.
2 Female Aux. Society, Louisa co. Va. per W.M. Blackford, Esq. 41 25 Collection by Rev. Cyrus Biggs, in Scrubgrass congregation, Venango county, Pa.
5 Collection by Rev. Robert Semple, Newcastle, Pa.
5 By Rev. R. A. Lapsly in Presbyterian cong. Livingston co. Ky. 10 By Rev. Charles Phillips, Augusta, Ky.
5 Collections by Rev. John B. Tilden, M. D. Frederick county, Va. 8 75 Collection by Rev. E. Conger, Ridgefield, Ohio,
4 Collection by Rev. John H. Gray, Springfield, Alabama,
8 From Right Rer. Bishop Croes, donation,
3 for the tomb of Ashmun,
2 $2,640 13
Erratum. The $20 acknowledged in the July No. p. 160, as from "Jno. N. C. Grill," was collected by the Rev. John N. C. Grier, in the Forks of Brandywine congregation, Chester county, Pa.
Researches in South Africa; illustrating the Civil, Moral, and
Religious condition of the Native Tribes: including Journals of the Author's Travels in the Interior; together with detailed accounts of the progress of the Christian Missions, exhibiting the influence of Christianity in promoting Civilization. By the Rev. John Philip, D.D., Superintendent of the Missions of the London Missionary Society at the Cape of Good Hope, &c. &c. London, 1828. 2 vols. 8vo.
(Continued from p. 233.) The Colony of the Cape of Good Hope was restored to the Dutch by the peace of Amiens in 1802. The interval between the departure of the English garrison at Algoa Bay, and the arrival of the Dutch in 1803, was to the missionaries a time of great trial and perplexity. General Dundas, knowing their danger, used every argument to persuade them to suspend their labours; and when he could not prevail upon them, "he considered us," says Dr. Vanderkemp, "as dead men.” As the last effort of his friendship for them, seeing that they had a higher regard for the interests of their charge, than for their own safety, he invested Dr. Vanderkemp with authority to retreat with his Hottentots, if necessary, to Fort Frederick, till the arrival of the Dutch authorities. It was not till after they had almost miraculously repelled several furious attacks, that they availed themselves of this privilege. When they were within the fort,
the Boors flattered themselves that they would make common cause with them against their enemies; but when they discovered their mistake on this point, they did every thing to render them uncomfortable, and to defeat the objects of their mission. Dr. Vanderkemp, though strongly attached to the English government, hailed the arrival of the Dutch authorities as a desirable event. The new governor, General Janssens, arrived at Algoa Bay in May, 1803. With him he had been intimate in early life, and they had been school-fellows together.
“On the arrival of General Janssens, the frontier Boors proposed that all the Hottentots should be seized; that every individual among them should have a chain put upon his legs; and that they should be distributed among them as slaves. The state of public opinion in Europe would not have admitted, had the General been so inclined, a method of enslaving the people, of so direct a nature; and the proposal was rejected with becoming spirit. Not at all discouraged by their defeat, a fresh objection was found against the missionary institution, in the change which had taken place in the colonial government, in having passed from the hands of the English to those of the Dutch. It was insinuated that a mission to evangelize the Hottentots, conducted by Englishmen, was pregnant with danger to the Dutch government of the colony. This objection, which was too subtle to have originated with the Boors, had been suggested to them by some of their friends at head-quarters; and it was amusing enough to hear men, who could not read their own language, endeavouring to alarm the mind of the governor with an enumeration of the evils to be dreaded from the old threadbare story of 'imperium in imperio."
"In a letter to the directors of the London Missionary Society, on this subject, Dr. Vanderkemp alludes to it in the following terms:
“ 'It was an easy matter to convince the brave and philanthropic Governor Janssens of the futility of the objection, and to show that our undertaking was entirely separated from all national views and concerns; and that your direction, being entirely restricted to spiritual purposes, did not even in the least degree, affect, much less relax the authority which government has a right to exercise over all its subjects, any more than the filial obedience due to a father, or tutor, infringes the rights of a sovereign over a son, or pupil, residing in his dominions. But it was not so easy to eradicate the inveterate prejudices against our work among the heathen out of the stony hearts of more barbarous inhabitants; and it was evident, that our relation to English benefactors was only a pretext to give vent to a deeper rooted enmity against God, his Christ, and the extension of his kingdom of love and grace among the heathen.'
“The governor was satisfied with the reasonings of Doctor Vanderkemp, and saw through the interested clamours of his enemies; but as the colo.
nists were opposed to the object of his mission, in order in some measure to obviate this opposition, it was proposed by his excellency, and agreed to by the missionary, that he should correspond with the London Missionary Society through the medium of the Dutch Missionary Society.
"It had become necessary and desirable that the institution should be removed as soon as possible from Fort Frederick; and, at the request of Dr. Vanderkemp, General Janssens had agreed to grant him another place for his establishment.
“The unsuitableness of the present site of the institution has been remarked by almost every visiter; but no blame attaches to the missionaries on this account. The place was selected by the colonists, who were subsequently in the habit of boasting, that they selected that spot, and recommended it to General Janssens as the most suitable place in the neighbourhood for. the object in view; and this for a purpose distinctly stated by them, “that the Hottentots might not find any means of subsistence in the vicinity, excepting in the service of the farmers.” In this particular instance the missionaries had no alternative; and to obviate their objections against accepting it, they were informed that it was not intended that they should remain any longer there than the time requisite for providing a more suitable place for them.
“After the site of the institution had been fixed upon the governor requested Dr. Vanderkemp to give it a name; observing, at the same time, that he exceedingly disliked scriptural names, and that he hoped he would not give it a name from the Bible. Pausing a moment, and recollecting that he had preached on the preceding sabbath, from Genesis xxxv. 2, 3, the missionary named it "Bethelsdorp." The governor's knowledge of the scriptures was not sufficient to enable him at the time to detect the irony conveyed in this circumstance; and, next day, when he came to know it, and when he found the laugh turned against him, he acknowledged that it was perfectly fair.”
In January, 1804, the institution was visited by the Commissary General De Mist, accompanied by Dr. Lichtenstein, tutor to one of his song. Lichtenstein gives the following account of their first interview with Dr. Vanderkemp:
"In the very hottest part of the morning we saw a waggon, such as used in husbandry, drawn by four meagre oxen, coming slowly along the sandy downs. Vanderkemp sat upon a plank laid across it, without a hat, his venerable bald head exposed to the burning rays of the sun.
He was dressed in a threadbare black coat, waistcoat, and breeches, without shirt, neckcloth, or stockings, and leather sandals bound upon his feet, the same as are worn by the Hottentots.
“The commissary-general hastened to meet and receive him with the utmost kindness; he descended from his car, and approached with slow and