Obrazy na stronie

sew. 80.

Jamestown, N. Y. Presb. cong. to constitute

Underhill, Vt. Rev. 8. Kingsbury,

12 75 WILLIAM R. ROGERS an Hon. Mem. 100 00 Upsonville, Pa. Mon. con.

15 00 Kingsboro', N. Y. Indiv. (of which fr.

Utbridge, Ms. Mon. con. in Rogerson Village, 10 00 JAMES GREEN, which constitutes him an

Waltham, Ms. Mon. con.

36 81 Hon. Mem. 100; C. Mills, to constitute

Waterford, N. Y. Preeb. chh. (of which to Rev. JOHN THOMPSON of Sudbury, Vt. an

constitute Rev. REUBEN Smith an Hon. Hor. Mem. 50; Rev. E. Yale, 30; P. He

Mem. 50;) 116,86; mon. con. 20;

136 86 cock, 25; F. Steel, 20; P. Mead, 15; Mrs.

Western New York, Anonymous,

25 00 8. M. 10; Mrs. T. R. 10; I. C. 10; C. G.

West Galway, N. Y. Presb. chh

26 08 10; J. S. 10; M. P. 10; Mrs. S. B. P. 10;

Whitingham, Vt. D. Bancom,

1 00 Mrs. N. R. 10; W. W. 10; J. H. 10; J. L.

Wilkesbarre, Pa. Mon. con. in presb. chh. 8 00 10; A. L. 10;)

472 25 Winchester, 'Ten. Mon. con. (which and prev. Young gent. and ladies, (of which fr. H.

dona. constitute Rev. JAMES SMITH of A. P. 10; R. R. 10; N. C. 10;) 159 36 Nashville, an Hon. Mem.)

40 00 Kingston, R. I. Mon. con.

36 00 Windham, Vt. Gent. asso. 21,95; la. asso. Knor, N. Y. Mon. con. in presb. chh. 7 00 17,65;

39 GO Levant, Me. Mon. con.

30 00 Lerington, Va. Mon. con. in presb. chh. 1 00

London, Eng. J. C. Symes, for Rev. J. King, 45 00
Lowell, Ms. Mon. con. in 1st free chh.

5 00

Gosport, Eng. Mrs. Rebecca Voke, by T. Malden, Ms. La. benev, so. for ed. of a boy

Kingsbury, Ex's, £207 108.

933 75 in Persia,

20 00 Mayfield, N. Y., G. Judson, 10; 2d presb. chh. 18,87;

28 87

Amount of donations and legacies acknowledged in McVey Toron, Pa. Presb. cong.

Total of donations 25 79

the preceding lists, $17,578 56. Montrsal, L. C. Choir of Amer presb. chh.

and legacies from August 1st, to March 10th, 50; L. B. WARD, which constitutes him an

$153,653 53. Hon. Mem. 100; S. S. Ward, to constitute Rev. HENRY Wilks an Hon. Mem. 50;

DONATIONS IN CLOTHING, &c. mon. con. 136; 8. B. B. 10; a friend, 10; dn. 3; two indiv. 2,50;

361 50

Abington, Ms. A bundle, fr. young la. Morristown, N. J. Mon. con. in presb. chh. 75 00

21 00 Newark, N. J. Ist presb. chh.

125 00

Bethabara, Choc. na. Sundry articles, fr. Lt.
New Boston, N A. La. for ed. of hea. chil. 15 00
New Chester, N. H. Mon. con.

Mather, U.S. Army, rec'd at Bethabara, 22 00 6 00

Canton, N. Y., A box, fr. fem. so. for New Haven, Ct. Sab. sch. miss. asso. in

wes. miss. Centre chh. for tracts in Canton, 65,50; for a sch. in Ceylon, 65,50; Westville,

Charlemont, Ms. A keg, fr.juv, sew. so. for

20 00 Sab. sch. for Rev. P. Parker, 1,10; a

Rev. L. Smith, Oahu,

2 75 friend, 12;

Corydon, Pa. Calico, rec'd at Cattaraugus,

144 10 Neroton, Ms. Mon. con. in E. par. 18,42; do.

Hinckley, 0. Bedquilt, 28 collars, etc. in W. par. 50;

Keene, N. H., A box, fr. indiv. for Rev. G.
68 42
Champion, Port Natal,

50 00 North Hampton aud Edinburgh, N. Y. Presb.

Rochester Centre, Ms. A box, fr. chil. for chh.

5 00

Sandw. Isl. miss. Northroood, N. H. Mon.con.

25 50

Salem, Ms. 2 pr. boots, fr. W. Knight. Norwich, Ct. A friend, for distrib. of the bible in Batavia,

Windham, Vt. A bundle, fr. fem. benev. so. 20 00

for Lahaina. Orfird, N. Y. Sab. sch.

4 00 Park Hiu, Ark. J. F. Wheeler,

Windham, O. Clothing, fr. la. asso.

9 12 5 00 Philade'phia, Pa. Philadelphos , 60; Ind. chh.

chil. sab. sch. for Helen Chambers in S. India, 20; Joth presb. chh. (of which fr. T. The following articles are respectfully solicited from Fleming, 200. Mrs. B. 75;) 388,43, Samari

Manufacturers and others. tan sab, sch. for China, 8; O. L. 5;

481 63 Pittsburgh, Pa. 3d presb. chh. for support of

Printing paper, to be used in publishing portions of Mr. Travelli at Singapore,

650 00

the Scriptures, school-books, tracts, etc. at Bombay,

and at the Sandwich Islands. Pomfret. Vt. J. Miller,

2 00 Portland, Me. Class circle, for a child at

Writing paper, writing books, blank books, quills, Beyroot,

20 00

slates, etc. for all the missions and mission schools, Portsmouth, N. H. Coll. in N. chh. by I. K.

88 25 especially for the Sandwich Islands. Pot xville, Ala. A friend,

Shoes of a good quality, of all sizes, for persons of

20 00 Poughguay, N. Y., H. Barber,

6 00

both sexes; principally for the Indian missions. Princetun, N. J. Presb. chh.

Blankets, coverlets, sheets, etc.

36 10 Providence, R. I. Benef. cong. for. miss. so.

Fulled cloth, and domestic cottons of all kinds. mon. con. 32,84; indiv. 91,75; int. 3; Highst. fem. for. miss, so. 100;

227 59 Rhode Island, a friend,

90 00 James Gray, Richmond, Va., Treasurer of the CenRochester, N. Y., A. Champion, for printing

tral Board of Foreign Missions, acknowledges the press and types for 8. E. Africa,

540 00 receipt of the following sums, viz. Roxbury, Ms. Eliot chh. and cong. 344,75; mon. con. 23,03; rew. circle, 28;

395 78

Coll. by Rev. H. Read, (of which to constiRoyalton, Vt. Mon. con.

17 00

tute Rev. HENRY Brown of Briery chh. Salem, Ms. Howard-st. chh. Gent. asso. (of

and Rev. ELISHA BALLANTINE of Prince which for int. accrued on the sab. 10;)

Edward, Hon. Mem. 100;) 350; Richmond, 42,48; la. 28,75;

71 23

Mrs. A. S. Speed, 10; F. st. sab sch. 5; Saratoga Springs, N. Y. Coll. 134,55; mon.

do. No. 3 at Shocko chh. 15; Peakes chh, con. 18;

152 55 T. Leftwich, 20; Mrs. T. L. 5; Miss C. M. Schagticoke, N. Y. Mon. con. in presb. chh. 35 00

5; J. T. L. 2; Miss M. T. 2; J. C. l; av. of Smithfield, N. Y. Mon. con.

33 00 jewelry, 88c. Gilliard chh. coll. 3,50; D. Spencertoron, N. Y., A. Pratt, 25; T. Niles,

M.3,50; Augusta chh. 32,62; Lynchburg, 10; ladies, 6; A. R. 5; W. R. 5; Mrs. W.

Mrs. J. A. R. 5; Mrs. P. J. 5$ Mrs. J. G. N. 5; S. D. 3; 8. D. 2; mon. con. 1,94; a

M. 20; Milton, N. W. Lewis, 10; Mrs. P. fem. friend, 1;

63 94 S. 1,50; New Providence, Male asso. 17; Stillrater, N. Y. Presb. chh.

55 00 Farmville, Fem. asso. 10; Shilo coag. St. Johnsbury, Vt. lst chh. 20; mon. con.

N. C. 13;

$537 00 20,38; C. Hosmer, 2d pay. for Harrey Hos. mer in Ceylon, 25;

65 38 * $10 fr. Wilmington, Del. ackn. in Feb. was sent Thetford, Vt. Mem. of Ist cong. chh. and so. 61 00 to an agent by mistake, and bas been returned.

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dant and fruitful, and the valleys parched and barren. To-day we saw a tree whose appearance at a distance made us think we were in a tropical country. It

was a species of fern, apparently grow(Continued from p. 148.)

ing on a trunk a foot in diameter, and

eight feet high, with a top spreading out The extracts from Mr. Champion's journal || like an umbrella. Its native name is inserted in the last number left him just be- | umpanga. fore his arrival at the capital of Dingaan, on

We stopped to rest at mid-day at the

kraal of an old man who wished for some his first journey from Port Natal

of the white man's medicine. This is country of that prince; at which point the

the first application of this nature. But, extracts to be inserted here commence. poor man, he has not long to live. His

disease is not easily reached by human Approach to Dingaan's Capital-De- remedies. We crossed a river where is scription of Dingaan.

a fall of fifteen or twenty feet, the first

thing of the kind we have seen. The January 14, 1836. This evening our bed of the stream was sandstone. As to messenger arrived from the king. He rocks, we have noticed but very few. was very particular in rehearsing all | Rude blocks of granite are scattered that he had met with since he had left about arnong the hills, and some places us. From a mountain he saw us cross

where iron ore might perhaps be obtaining the Umhlatus. He hastened on, saw | ed, we have noticed upon the path. The the king at the time of cow-milking in king's messenger has been very pleasunt the morning. This is quite an era in the and communicative to-day, and has learnt affairs of the day, about eight o'clock. of me the English of various things, He told the king that we were three while I have been his pupil in Zoolah. men, all equal, that our names were | He is a victim of one of the brass collars Ugaloti

, (Grout,) Tadamvoosi, (Adams,) || with which Dingaan binds the necks of and Umbaselo; that we were teachers his officers. When once put on, they from a country three moons over the are not taken off, unless the chief grants great sea. The king asked what was in a special release. The brass becomes our wagon, and sent him to bring us on cankered within, and being very tight, our way. 'Our messenger and guide are keeps the neck continually sore. The evidently superior men, and respect is heavy bangles on the arms have been shewn us on their account. In these we known so to injure them as to cause them see some evidences of a sort of supersti- || to rot off. Our men wear not a particle tion: one will eat no bread because of clothing, unless the dangling appendbaked on the coals; no milk because he age round the loins receive that name. is away from home; and nothing that is 18. At Gungunthlovu, Dingaan's capcooked with hog's fat, because he is one ital. We arrived Saturday, the 16th. of the kings inen.

Just before reaching this, we had the 15. The country still continues wood- || pleasure of meeting our friend, Mr. N., less. The hills every where seem ver then on his return. He spoke well of


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the disposition of the king, and said that || grandfather, and sent our messenger to he was expecting us that day. Of Mr. || inform the chief of our arrival. He was N. and those with him we ought to say | busy distributing blankets to his men, no less than that they had very kindly and the air was constantly filled with his prepared our way. As the fruits of his praises; so that we did not see him, as journey, he was accompanied by 150 of we very much wished, on that day. the king's soldiers, all quite young men, However, he sent us a calabash containeach with one or two elephant's tusks on ing perhaps a gallon of sour milk, one or his shoulders. Some of them

two of sweet milk, and a quantity of seven or eight feet long, and a heavy flour made from the seed of a plant callload for two men.

ed poko, rations which were continued From the rising ground on which we daily during our stay. The calabash were, we could overlook the extensive was a curious piece of workmanship, cut valley in which the chief resides. But out with an assagay from a single block; its perfectly dry and parched appearance perfectly round, with two rims or handid not correspond with our ideas of the dles passing around it, at top and botwisdom of so great a king in selecting | tom. The milk possessed a richness as this for his place of abode. But doubt- of cream, beyond any thing we had less it is his policy for leading those who | tasted. The poko-meal when boiled are with him to think of nothing but with milk is a very pleasant dish. The

With the exception of our being | plant is of about the size and shape of loudly importuned at a large kraal by the buckwheat, and bears on its head thouking's sisters, as they styled themselves, sands of seeds, which are ground into (several lusty women heavily laden with very fine meal by the women, with their brass and beads, who paraded them- rude mill-stones. selves before our wagon, and hindered The youth began to crowd around us, our proceeding till they had obtained but were kept at a distance by the capsomething,) nothing special occurred till tains, here a numerous body of brasswe reached the lower part of the town. collared men, it being unlawful for any Here we outspanned at some sacred to have intercourse with strangers till trees covering the grave of the king's" they have first seen the king.

The diagram below presents a ground plat of Dingaan's capital. The small inclosures are the kraals or pens for the cattle. The houses are covered with a thatch made of long grass, and are said to resemble a small hay-stack, being entered by only one small hole two or three feet high. Most of the kraals or villages which the brethren saw on their way have one fence surrounding the houses, as below, and then another within the rows of houses inclosing the whole central area, which is used for the cattle. This, according to the accounts of travelers, is substantially the plan on which the kraals are built in Southern Africa generally,


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Gungunthlovu is situated on slightly descending ground by the side of a rocky streamlet, a branch of the great Umvolosi, and to the eye of an African

traveler presents a very grand appear-|| often so much depends. Dingaan wag ance. The place is in shape an oval, sitting just outside of his cattle-kraal, in and the outward fence, made of straight a large old fashioned arm-chair, just bushes crossing one another in the shape brought him by Mr. N. He wore a of an X, must surround quite a number cloak of red plush, with two rows of butof acres. The houses are large and ad- tons extending from head to foot in mirably constructed, in some places six front. A strip of the same

was tied or eight deep, on the inside of this fence round his forehead. This is the place and around the inclosed oval space. where he sits every morning for the purAccording to another's account there are pose of attending to business. Some 1,000 huts in the whole village. Inside fifty or eighty men were sitting in a of the huts a certain place is devoted to semicircle on either side of him on the cattle-kraals; these are also oval in ground. During some minutes after we shape, and occupy much ground; but had approached near him, all was sistill a large green is left in the centre, lence. At length the chief sent his comfor the parading of troops, dances, etc. pliments to us, and wished to converse. In the circle of houses, at different dis- He examined minutely the articles tances, stand houses erected on a base-brought; the razor, the umbrella, the picment level with the tops of the others, tures, and the lock of a tin trunk given for the sake of preserving the shields him. A few beads also, knife, a teafron ants and other insects. These canister, and some handkerchiefs were shields are all the king's property, and among them. He appeared much pleasare delivered to each soldier on going ed, and said he should like to see our out to war. The king's houses, larger wagon. This he inspected narrowly. and more perfect than any of the others, He found a piece of green baize, which stand on the eminence, and overlook the he fancied, and we gave it him. We whole town. These are separate from mentioned to him that it was the Sabthe rest and form quite a village. We bath, and that we rested from all secular were struck with the beauty and regu- business. He seemed satisfied, and exlarity of this, the chief's residence, as cused us till tomorrow. In the afternoon we came in full view of it from a neigh- he sent a goat for slaughter; and through boring hill, and were glad to have his means probably the people were kept reached the abode of him to whom our away from our wagon, so that our day of wishes and prayers, for at least twenty- rest has not been so much interrupted as four months, had had regard. We could we feared. A shower of rain also gave not qut feel that in the pride of his great-us a season of quiet, in which we lifted ness and desire for gain, he might easily | up our hearts to the God of heaven, that despise the servants of him who was he would have mercy on us; and we meek and lowly, and who came with but trust that in accordance with the promise, a despicable present in their hands, com- | “Lo I am with you,” he was with us to pared with the gifts he had just received. bless and prosper us. But we came encouraged by the fact We had brought with us a small turnthat the king's heart is in the hands of ing-lathe, supposing that it would give the Lord, and that we were conscious of the chief a better idea of some things none but good designs towards him and than any explanation of ours. Some his people.

rosewood upon the wagon attracted his

notice yesterday, and an inquiry of his Reception by the KingHis Palace-| brought the lathe on the carpet. He Domestic Manners and Arts. must have it with us to-day in his palace,

and see its operation in the turning of a The Sabbath passed much more pleas-snuff-box. He sent for us early to what antly than we had anticipated." We may be called his hall of audience. This wished to devote it to holy rest and is an apartment somewhat in the shape prayer, but supposed that duty would call of a triangle, with curved sides, surus before the king. He sent for us early. rounded by a fence of wattled sticks Of course our present must go with us very ingeniously woven together, and as an introduction. Providence had high-seven or eight feet high. It has three or ly favored us, in that we had been able four gates, each one being surmounted to secure the services of the only white by the sticks passing over the gate-way man in the country who can speak Din- | parallel to each other in the shape of a gaan's language well, and with whom semicircle, and continued down its side the chief is well acquainted. Of course to the ground. The king's house stands W. were informed of all the minutiae of in the centre, well-constructed, and very

action and formality, on which large, perhaps twenty feet high, but : fter

all, only a Kaffer hut. The king's great subjects, “Yes, father, O father, mighty
chair or throne stands in this room. chief," being appended to every sen-
Beside it there is nothing but a mound tence. He received a present of a file
of clay on which the king often stands or two from Mr. Grout, whereat his eyes
to survey his town and land, no doubt almost started out of his head for joy.
with some of the pride of the Babylonian At dark we came to our wagon, wonder-
monarch. The king took us to different ing at the good hand of our God toward
parts of his abode. It consists of apart- .us.
ments resembling the first, but usually, 19. This afternoon the king sent
containing three houses. He led us again for the lathe. Another box was
from one place to another till we were made, and again he tried his skill. But
absolutely tired, and thought that if left he was dressed out in roval style, i. e.
to ourselves, we should find it difficult to beads of various colors and sizes de-
escape out of the labyrinth. In one pending from all his limbs, and various
apartment sixty or seventy of his girls parts of his body; the colors arranged
were dancing and singing, and that not in good taste, and the monkeys tails
without some harmony and precision. dangling about his loins. His dress
And it must be stated that we saw in his shaking about the machine was some im-
palace some 300 girls, of whom a few pediment to his success.
were apparently in the situation of ser- | This evening, in the rain and darkness,
vants, but the others evidently filled a he sent for our interpreter. The lantern
different sphere. Corpulent beyond all', which he took we saw no more. The
description, their hips and neck loaded king sent us word that he wished to
with beads of various sorts, and with no keep it, as he found it so much superior
clothing on most, except a short coat to the rush lights which they use. He
round the loins, they present, in toto, as sent us word also that he could not give
they drag their load over the ground,' us an answer till he had consulted his
and in this warm weather, an appearance, two chief' ainadunas, or counsellors, who
which excites in a stranger both ridicule were now absent. This message gave
and disgust.

us some trouble, but the event was
We crept into one of the houses at the good.
king's request. The dark earthen floor 20. This morning early the king sent
bore a fine polish, and was as smooth as'' for us. He was sitting in the presence
marble. It is smeared every morning, 1, of his people. The doctor's skill was
am informed, with fat. The fire-place' for some time the topic. He asked him
in the centre was constructed with much if he could heal all diseases, whether he
neat taste, and the roof was so wattled went by any spirit in his art, and wheth-
on the inside, as to appear like some i er he could cure a man who was affect-
well-braided basket.

ed with paralysis in an arın and leg. Returning to the lathe, we found it When told thai the man might be cured, surrounded by a whole host of the royal he told us his own complaint, but said family, greatly admiring every part and he would wait and see if the paralytic parcel of the instrument. At length the were cured. He wished to see some box was finished, greatly to the satisfac- ! money; asked us what we thought of tion of the owner. But he must try his his dress yesterday; informed us now hand, and to his credit it should be said, and then that the people were praising he succeeded very well for a beginner. || him; and as we left him, he asked if we He has an inquisitive mind, and often could perform feats at leaping, as some starts questions which shew him to be white men had once done. He asked superior to the generality of his people. | us if we could get a bead-maker to live Every part of the lathe underwent the with him. When God's name happened strictest scrutiny, and nothing was left to be mentioned, he asked us how we unexplained. But he is very proud and knew of him, and then childishly turned excessively fond of flattery. His sub- i to something else. jects approach him in a bending posture, Took a walk around the town. It or on the ground. No man comes into would occupy half an hour's constant his palace without an express permit. I walking. On the upper side we found His smith, however, was admitted to-day, the smith's shop. His work is wholly to view the curious machine. This man in brass. A very hot fire is made from is of great service in fastening the rings the dried leaves of the aloe. Here the and bangles upon his captains, and ap- small brass wire is melted down into

rs to be on very familiar terms with plates, which again are fluted by sharp hief. His language to the king is hammers on rude anvils of stone, and

but adulation, as that of all his bent so as to form the broad covering for

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