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but the plainest words of the Redeem- ated Negroes, and many of the people er. How much better calculated his were expecting to find parents, brolanguage is than any other to reach the thers, and friends among them. The heart, may be judged of by this in- feelings of glowing hope were strongly stance, out of many.

delienated in almost every countenance. Some remarkable evidences of in- When, in the evening, intelligence arTEGRITY Occurred on occasion of the rived that on the following morning the fire above mentioned :- In the anxiety troops would be permitted to land, afto save as much as possible, almost ter Evening Prayer it became a matter every article was removed. In the con- of general conversation. Some wero fusion, many things were scattered looking forward with hope; while their about the yard: not one article, how- joy cast a cloud over the faces of others, ever, even the most triffing, was lost ; whose friends had been murdered in but all were brought again to the house, different skirmishes when they thenand fixed in their proper places. A selves were enslaved. In the morning, boy, who had got possession of the box at Prayer, the Church was particularly which contained the money for paying full ; and a few words were spoken on the mechanics and labourers, was found the danger to which a Christian was in the garden, parading with the box Sleep nsed when running into temptation, under his arm, and guarding it, though -EUR!!!

some desire intimated that none unnecessarily, with a drawn cutlass in uwoah Jvisit Free Town that day. I his hand.

at gave this intimation against my own The INDUSTRY of these Christian feelings, for I thought their wishes Negroes is thus attested by Mr. Mor- laudable, though I feared the consegan:-Many of the gardens are kept in quences which might arise from grativery neat order, though most of the fying them. In the course of an hour afowners have but little leisure to devote ter, an old and faithful Christian came to to this employment. I have frequently tell me that his brother was come among known the whole of the time allowed the soldiers. “ Well,” said I, and for dinner, spent, by both husband and you wish to see him ?" “ Yes, Massa! wife, in fencing, digging, or planting I want to look him, but I nowant to go the little spot of ground attached to today.” “Well," I replied, “I want each dwelling.

to send to Free Town: if you can find Decency and cleanliness manifest another communicant, who wishes to the diligence of those who live under the go and see the soldiers, I will send you power of religion. Their time is, in- down.” After a search of near two deed, so well occupied, that, in cases hours, he returned with, “ Well, Maswhere they can read, they may be fre- sa, me no see that one what want to quently seen, at leisure moments, with go: all them people what belong to some friends around them, searching Church think 'tis no good for them to the Word of Life ; and these little re- run where God say temptation live." spites from labour are often made a Two days elapsed before this poor

felblessing to the whole town; as the sick, low, whose heart was full of affection the careless, the backsliding, and the to his brother, went to Free Town to profane, are not seldom visited, instruct- see him. I singled him out as a fit obed, warned, comforted, and relieved, ject of reward; and having inentioned at these seasons, by their zealous bre- the subject to the Governor, that father thren.

of the liberated Negroes, anticipating Of the DOCILITY of the pious Ne- my request, promised, and kept his groes, Mr. Morgan gives the following promise, that the brothers should have striking instance :-On the disbanding the privilege of living together. of the West-India regiments sent to

I know of many similar instances, the Colony for that purpose, a natural but this one struck me much. I thought degree of affectionate feeling was ex- it an example worthy of imitation; and cited in the breasts of the Negroes to was fully convinced, that while Í had see them. These regiments had been, known the Gospel longer, I had obeyed several years before, formed of liber. it less.

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How eminently, indeed, the influ- how necessary self-examination was ence of religion is displayed in the con- proposed some questions and requestduct of these people, none can well con- ed they would put them to themselves ceive who have not been eye-witnesses. when they retired. Some spoke in a

very pleasing manner concerning the Evidences of the Influence of Divine great things which the Lord had done Grace on the Christian Negroes at freshed by hearing the word of God in

for them; and how they had been reRegent: Town, communicated to the the Church, and by reading it at home. Committee of the Church Missionary

On a third occasion he remarks-I Society, by their Missionary, the have had visits paid me, every day, alRev. Mr. Johnson.

most from morning to night. Were I THE Negroes continue to manifest to write down all the conversations that the genuine operation of divine grace have taken place between the people on the spirit and in the life. Every and myself, they would fill a volume. awakened and feeling heart may here We shall arrange our extracts on find its own picture heart an. ry this general head of the influence of dito heart: and it is most instructise and vine grace, under some of its most proencouraging, to witness the variet ainent operations observable in the ways in which it pleases God

irit and character of this Christian on the minds of his servan

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n making them, they not seldom disture of this influence, and of the close the pitiable state to which their of the source from which is precious. native countries are reduced by the

It is observable in the following ex- shan trafficking in human beings. tracts, how much these Christiani Ne- On Saturday evening, a youth stood groes make of the Scriptures; and up, and said—“When I in my country, with what simplicity they apply them, the King die; then the headman get as before noticed by Mr. Morgan, to plenty slaves, to kill them, because their own particular cases-with fre- that be the fashion of that countryquent reference to what they hear from when the King die, they kill plenty their Minister.

slaves. Me be slave; but I no belong By familiar expositions, morning and to the King—I belong to another man. evening, at which numbers attended Then my master take me, and carry by leading them to open their minds in me to that place where they went to kill social meetings—and by frequently vi- the people: be say, 'That boy no siting them at their habitations—the good—I will change him fo

one of people are brought to disclose to their them woman that they going to kill.' Minister the most secret workings of He go, and take me; and we come to their hearts. They will come some- the place. I see two houses full of times, in succession, for a considerable slaves which they going to kill; and time, to open their minds to him. my master change me for one woman,

After one occasion of this kind Mr. and they put me among them people Johnson writes--How various are the which they want to kill for that King dealings of God with his people! Some who die. Well-I stand—I tremble were distressed on account of indwell- I don't know what to do. By and bye, ing sin—others under great darkness them headmen come to look all them and temptations—while some rejoiced, people. When they come among us, and gave praises to him who worketh I look them sharp--they no take noall in all.

tice of me--I stand close by the door On another, he says-At the usual -I jump out, and run into the bush. meeting, I addressed the communicants I live there three days—I eat grass-I on the Lord's Supper-pointed out hear when they kill them people-I

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fear too much--they cry--they scream to Jesus Christ. Me pray to Jesus --Oh! too much! I run out of the Christ to take me to the Father.” This bush, and run to another country declaration surprised me. I asked her (town). The people in that country a few more questions; but her heart catch me--they tie my hand-and they seemed so full that she could not speak. send to the headman of my country, I advised her, therefore, to go to Wiland tell him they catch one of him liam Tamba, (of whom all seem to be slaves. · The headman send two peo- very fond), and tell him her heart, who ple to fetch me back; but that man

would tell me again. who catch me say, he no let me go Several have begun to write to me they must bring some cloth and pay when they are in trouble. I will give him. Well, them two men go

back- you a copy of one note which I receivthey say they come in three days, and ed, in the simple language of the writfetch me. The day come, and I expect er : they come and fetch me; but I try to « Dear Reverend Sir; run away again, and go to another “ I sent these few lines to you, about country. The people in that country my feeling. Yesterday morning, you catch me again, and carry me and sell preach tenth chapter of John, ninth me, and I get on board the ship. Eng. verse; and, the afternoon, you preach lish ship come one day, and carry us again twenty-second Psalm, thirtieth heré. Now, first time, I think I been I feel sorry in my heart about do all this by my own strength; but, the people and myself to-day. When this time, I see that the Lord Jesus people do bad, and the other people

, Christ has done it: he has brought me stand over theni, and they laugh-ohy here by his power."

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talk about this, I so sorry 2. The manner in which convic- I see how blind, how wicked, and how tions of sin are awakened or deepeneda ignorarit men is; and I say, I know all

One of the school girls said to me men ought to pray to God, because God “ Since yesterday morning, all the sins is power all thing, and he hath all the * which I done come before me.

I am life of men. Therefore, when I rebad too much. I am afraid I shall die member all these things, I do not know soon, and go to hell. I did not sleep all what to do. And, in the evening, you night. I do not know what to do.”- preach fourteenth chapter of Matthew, She wept bitterly, and said 0! poor 12th verse. It talk about the trouble me! poor me!” I pointed her to the of the disciples of John. All things Lamb of God which taketh away the what be spoken last night, all is my sin of the world.

feeling ; and some time I told Jesus all A conimunicant, who had been ill for my trouble; but as I am get up from a considerable time, and appeared to be my kneel, I feel the same thing again : in a consumption, and expected to die but I only can say, the devil and all his soon, said that he had read the Parable angels, that may try possible they can of the Ten Virgins, which distressed to tempt God people; but they can do his mind much: he wept greatly, and nothing. O, I can saw niuch of my said I am afraid I shall stand like trouble; because if I stand up to come the Five Foolish Women. O, if I was plain all what my own heart, it bring but sure that the Lord Jesus will keep bitter things against me: even the peome in the time when I die!" I spoke ple will stop their ears and run away, to him as God enabled me:

because my heart bring bitter things A woman of the Ebo Tribe seemed against me.” He means to say, that, much distressed in mind. She could were he to relate the evil thoughts and scarcely speak. As some of these peo- desires that trouble his heart, the ,ple are much agitated when they come people would stop their ears and run to me, and are more open with their away. “ (); this time, 'I tempted too fellow Africans; I sent her to William much ; and, this time, I see myself

1 Tamba. She expressed a wish, how- wicked more than before. Therefore ever, to be baptized, and said " Me I wish the Lord may eitable me, that I pray to God the Holy Ghost to take vie may keep clese under his footstoel. I

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wish the Holy Ghost may be with you. and pointed her to Christ. She has Therefore remember me in your prayer, since walked worthy of the Gospel. because this time I very cast down. 4. Their acknowledgments of divine And what you be preach last night, it forbearance and mercy. please me. You excuse me, because I One man said Massa! I am like do not know how to put the word à dog who runs away from his master, right; neither I do not know how to and runs all about; but finds no house, write, neither to spell."

no place to live: he gets hungry, and 3. It is not unusual with the Nea then comes again to his master; begroes, as our readers know, to de: cause nobody will take him in the scribe the conflicts between grace and house, and give him something to eat. sin which are common to all real Chris. I do the same. I run away from the tians, by their having two hearts. An Lord Jesus Christ; but I find no peace instance or two will strikinglý il trouble meet me every where, and lustrate their use of this appropriate then I must come back to the Lord Jefigure

sus Christ, for he only gives me rest." One of them said. "Me go, one Another said Massa! God do day, to cut bush: one heart say, You keep me, for true. I have now been go pray--t'other heart say, 'You no past three years in the church”--meanmust go pray: mind your work:' then ing a communicant. “ Sometimes ] one heart say, ' You must go pray Lord have run away from the Lord Jesus Jesus Christ;' and t'other one say, Christ, but he no run atvay from me: No mind what that heart tell you he hold me fast. When I run, he send then first one say, “You had better go trouble after me. As he bring back pray.' So me throw down the cutlass, Jonah, so he bring me back many and me pray to Lord Jesus Christ, and times. I no run like Jonah, but heart my kreart feel glad too much: then the rum more like Jonah.

One time I get first heart say, “Ah! you see, suppose so much trouble, and my sins so much you no been pray, you no feel glad too plague me, that I want to hang myself; muchi'

but, blessed be the Lord! he no let me A woman, much distressed, came to do so. I wish, that time, that I no hear me complaining Massa ! I got two tire word of God at all-it plague me hearts." I begged her to explain what so. Ah, Massa ! first time when you she meant. She replied—“One heart talk to us about trouble, I hear it; but new heart--tell me of all the bad I don't think that trouble can come so things me been doing in my country, much. I cannot tell you how much and since me been here. Same heart trouble I been have sometimes I no tell me I must pray to God to forgive sleep at all. , Them words which you me these bad things. But the other preach last night comfort me much. I heart tell me, “Never mind! God no see now that all them trouble I bring look you God look white people-he myself. The Lord wanted me, but I no look black people he no look did not want him. When I consider, I you.' But my new heart tell me, ó Sup- wonder that God has keep me so long. pose you no pray-- you die you go to 0, what mercy! I see he will not leave hell :' and then I want to go to pray:

When I look back, I have comthen old heart tell me, You go work fort." first-make fire-cook rice:' and then 5. A watchfal jealousy over the when I done work, I forget to pray; state of their hearts. and so these two hearts trouble me too After service, one day, some young much, and I don't know what to do.” women, who are still in the school, folI read to her the seventh chapter to the lowed me into the piazza, and desired Romans. When I came to the Apos- to speak to me. One said Massa! tle's exclamation, 0, wretched man what you now say about having peace that I am !-" That me!” said she, with one another, troubles 'me very

me feel the very same thing." I then much.” She began to weep, and could explained the following words I thank say no more. Another then said God, through Jesus Christ our Lord, “Massa! we have too much trouble in

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the school-house. Them girls that no time, she said" The Lord has loved serve God trouble us too much: we me so much, and that make me cry: have no peace with them. We beg My father was killed in war, and my you, Massa, to tell us what we must do. mother die; and then the people We want to sit down by ourselves, to dragged me about from one place to read and pray sometimes; but we can- another, and sold me like a beast in the not--them other girls make too much markets. Sometimes they could not noise ; and some of them would do us sell me, because I was so small; and bad, but they fear you. And now so then they wanted to kill me, but the much rain live there, we cannot go into Lord helped me.” Wept again. “I the bush; and that make us feel sorry. feel all them words in my heart which Last Sunday, you say you fear people you talk last night. You show us how neglect prayer, and now them feel cold them people stand that have grace in in them heart. Massa! for my part, I the heart, and every word you talk me stand that fashion. Sometimes I kneel feel; and me want to cry, me feel what down to pray, and then my heart so great things the Lord Jesus has done cold, and then somebody come and dis, for me; and what hurt me and make turb me." Another then began to me sorry is, because I love him so litspeak for some length in much the same ile.” Wept again very much. “ Yeso way. I gave them advice, and they terday, when I go to the Lord's Table,

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I feel so cold--that make me sorry A communcant thys opened his heart very much." I endeavoured to comto me" I no sabby how I stand, this fort her, and she went away, weeping time. I fear too much. I think I no bitterly. live in the right way. I no sabby what Another instance of this jealousy to do. My heart plague me too much. over the heart discovers a simplicity My heart stand the same like two per- perfectly delightful, and furnishes a sons--one do bad, the other do good lively illustration of 1 Cor. vii. 32one like to pray, the other no like to 34. pray. Sometimes me so sorry for my- In calling at one of the houses, I self, I don't know what to do; and found two women (both communicants) sometimes when you preach me get at needle-work. The house was neat comfort, but sometimes me get sprrow and clean. À clean bench was iminetoo much for myself. I don't know if diately put down, and I was entreated Christians stand thạt fashion. I want

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One of the women had been to talk to you plenty time; but just lately married to a decent and serious when I go, something tell me," No young man. I asked how she got on use for you to go and tell Massa.”.

She said I think not so well Here I interfered, and told him, that as before. Beforetime i go to prayer, he, in some measure, was right, as I nobody hinder me-I live by myself in could not help him: I might give him this house I have no trouble: when advice, which was all I could do; and I go to church, I was glad nobody I would now advise him to go with all hinder me; and the word which I hear his troubles to the Lord Jesus Christ, was sweet too much. Sometimes peowho only was able, and, at the same ple ask me, Why you no get married ?' time, willing to deliver hiin. He said I no answer, but I know I have peace “Me think, this time, me have nothing too much: my heart live upon the to do with the Lord Jesus Christ.” I Lord Jesus Christ, But, soon after, spoke to him as the Lord enabled me; people begin to talk bad of me,and me and may the Holy Spirit, the Blessed be afraid that, by and bye, people would Comforter, comfort him!

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was sorry too much. After prayer, one morning, at which That same time my husband send one the church was nearly filled, I was fol- man, and he ask me, it I willing to lowed by a woman, who is a communi- marry. I don't know what to say ; but cant, into my house. She there gave I think I must say Yes. Well, I say free course to the fulness of her heart. Yes; and, soon after, we got married, After she had wept bitterly for some Me got plenty trouble this time. My

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