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goire appeared in the assem- persons is always interesting; bly, offering his works in tok- it seems to partake of their ex. en of homage to its acceptance, istence, and traces of their and demanding that the aboli

tastes and pursuits are every tion of the slave trade should where sought for ; to feed cu. make a part of the new consti- riosity, or fascinate attention. tutional decrees.

As I threw my eyes round the Accused of having been a- apartment of the Abbe Gre. mong the number who voted goire, it appeared to me strictthe death of Louis XVI, and ly analagous to his character, consequently placed under the views and habits; books of bar of royal aversion, the Abbe moral philosophy and devotion Gregoire, deprived alike of his lay on every side ; a crucifix temporal and spiritual honours, hung at the foot of his couch ; of his legislative and literary a slave ship, adiuirably carved, functions, now no longer a and constructed by Mirabeau, bishop, nor a peer ; his seat lay upon a table near him ; vacated in the senate, his name and the mixture of the man of erased from the list of the In the world and the man of God, stitute, thiş venerable prelate of the devout minister and aand beneficent man seeks safe. be legislaror, were every ty in profound retreat, and live where observable. ing wholly out of the world, The Abbe Gregoire shewed devotes his time to religious us with great pride a glass duties, in the composition of case, filled with the literary works of philanthropy and u- works of negro authors ; matility, and in watching over the ny of whom he had himself refast declining health of an old la- deemed and brought forward. dy, whom adversity has thrown “ I look upon this little book upon his protection, and whom case” he observed, “ as a refu. he always mentions by the en- tation of all that has been said dearing name of my adopted against the intellect of blacks; mother."

that unhappy race, like the It was with great pride and wild plants of some neglected pleasure I found the card of the soil, want only care and culture bishop of Blois among the to bear in due time both flownames of our earliest visitors, ers and fruit." on our arrival in Paris ; and it We talked to him of a work is unnecessary to add, we lost he was then engaged in, on little time in acknowledging “the Moral Education of Serso highly valued and so flat- vants.” “The French press," tering an attention. When he said, " is unwearied in issuwe went to return his visit the ing forth calumnies against good bishop received us in his

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ed to domestic amelioration, so difficult to reconcile the and to the cause of humanity" profound humanity of his char.

From the period of this first acter, with the supposed vote, visit, our intercourse with the when the life of the unfortunate ex-bishop of Blois was fre. Louis XVI. was at stake, that quent. There was in his ap- I once ventured to touch on pearance, his manners, his ve. the subject. “I never insti. ry mode of expression an orig. gated the death of any human inality, a something out of the being," was his reply " I votordinary rule of character, ir. ed that Louis XVI. should be resistibly attractive in a mind the first to benefit by the law something wearied by the com- which abolished capital punishmon places of society. He ment-in a word I condemnspake with great rapidity, as ed him to live." if thought came too fast for ut. The bishop of Blois, though terance, and there is a fresh- fast verging on seventy, exness, a simplicity in his man- hibits no trace of age in his ner, that mingles the eager cu. appearance. His fresh and anriosity of a recluse with the imated manner, his vigorous profound reflections of a phi- and active mind, his interestlosopher, and leaves it difficult ing and characterestic counteto understand how such a char. nance and person, all seem to acter could have passed through throw time at a distance, and the world's hands and yet have to remain unassailable by the retained the original gloss of shocks of adversity. Wholly nature in its first lustre. A reiired from the world, devout, sort of restless benevolence, studious, temperate, many days always anxious to relieve or to' may yet be reserved for him save, to alleviate or to improve, may he enjoy them in safety, is extremely obvious in his and resign them in peace. conversation, as it is illustrat. FRANCE, by Lady Morgan. ed by his life ; and I found it

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EXERTIONS OF THE FRIENDS TO CIVILIZE THE INDIANS.

The following particulars ed States' Agent. On their arhave been collected from a Re. rival they were soon visited by port of a Committee on Indian the principal chief and conductConcerns, appointed by the ed to his cabin. Arrangements Yearly Meeting at Baltimore were made for a council, and and the Yearly Meeting of 0. the next morning, the time apbio.

pointed, seven chiefs attended. The Friends in these two A letter was communicated states have united their exer. from the Yearly Meeting of Bal. tions in favour of the Indian timore announcing the appointtribes. In 1816 they sent a ment of the committee ; and Committee to Wanpaghkannet. having explained this, the ta. From Short Creek they Friends addressed them as folwere accompanied by the Unit. lows :

“ Brothers! you will pereeive other good. It is this opinion by the letter which has just been which has led your brothers from read to you, that we are a depu. their homes and families to visit tation from the Society of you at this time, with a view of Friends to visit you and take endeavouring to communicate to you by the hand in their behalf; you the knowledge which the and for the purpose of examin. Great Spirit has given to them, ing into your situation and con. and which they have found so sulting with you upon the best beneficial.” means of being useful to you. 6 Brothers! We have been 66 Brothers ! your

brethren very much gratified to find as the society of Friends who hold

we passed through your village, their general council at Balti• that you have so considerable more, and those who reside in quantity of corn planted, and the state of Ohio, are united that it has been carefully cultitogether as the same people ;- vated and kept clean :-For and you will consider whatever your encouragement we can in. we say to you as coming from form you that your crops geneboth.

rally look as well as any of your “ Brothers ! your brothers white neighbours-and your gar. have long viewed with sincere dens are also as promising as compassion the continued and any we have met with amongst rapid decrease of their red breth- the white people on the fronren; and they have been fully tiers. convinced, that the mode of life 66 Brothers ! We are but few which

you and yourfathers have in number, and our means of as. pursued must, if continued in, sisting you, in changing your perpetuate your sufferings, and mode of living, are not exterfinally lead to your total exter. sive. The utmost we can do mination in this country. for you, after we shall have

Brothers! We are firmly con- completed the mill now ereotvinced that nothing can save ing, will be to put into your you from this destruction but hands the tools and implements an entire change in your mian- of husbandry which will be nener of living, and a steady and eessary to enable you to cultiindustrious attention to your vate your lands, and keep a perfarins.

son at your village for the pure “ Brothers! We fully believe pose of instructing you in the that the Great and Good Spirit use of these implements. You is the common Father of all the will of course at once perceive, people upon this great island, that all our good disposition to and indeed upon the

whole earth; assist you cannot be extensively and that He views with disap- useful to you unless you fully probation every disposition in determine to take fast hold of the minds of his children to do the tools which we offer you, each other harm: He is con- and with steady and persevere stantly disposed to do them ing industry direct yourselves good, and He approves of every to the cultivation of your lands. effort which they use to do each o Brothers ! It is therefore for yourselves to decide wheth- for we clearly see that what er or not our exertions will be you propose to us is for our benuseful to you.

efit. 66 Brothers! We cannot con- 66 Brothers ! We believe witli elude without reminding you you that the Great Spirit has of the advice we gave you some made all men, both white and years ago, to beware of the use red; and we return our thanks of spirituous liquors : this poi- to Him for preserving you son has destroyed thousands of through your journey, and bringour red brethren, and it has al. ing you safe amongst us, and 80 carried many thousands of for giving us once more the satthe white people to destruction, isfaction of seeing our friends and never fails to overwhelm the Quakers of Baltimore, and with ruin and misery all those taking you by the hand, and who become slaves to the use sitting down together with you. of it, unless they totally with. “ Brothers ! We also return draw from it.- To this subject our thanks to the Great Spirit we therefore entreat your par- for having put it into your hearts ticular attention, because we to make us this visit, and tell are fully convinced that no ef. us the things which

we have forts of ours, nor good intentions just heard ; for it convinces us on your part, can be useful to that He has not given us up. you, whilst you indulge your- 66 Brothers ! Since you have selves in the useof it : we shall not forgotten us, and the Great therefore expect you to banish Spirit has preserved you to come this destructive articlefrom your and visit us, and give us this town, and shall rejoice when advice, we will therefore make we hear that

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one more great effort, because ed to do it."

we are fully convinced that as We have given the substance He still regards us, He will asof the speech to the Indians, and sist us ; and it therefore remains shall now give the substance of with ourselves whether we are the answer of Black Hoof in bed to be preserved from ruin or not. half of all the chiefs.

“ Brothers! We speak to you “ Brothers ! Your communi- the sincere language of our cation shall have our most se. hearts. We will indeed try rious consideration : we know once more to go in the path you it contains the truth. The same advise us ; and we are encourthings have been told us before aged with a hope that we shall by good people.

succeed, since it is the unanici Brothers! We know very mous wish of all the chiefs here well that what you have said is assembled, and most of our peointended for our good ; but there ple, to adopt the plan you have are some of our people who recommended; and we will use seem as if they have no ears to every exertion in our power to hear, nor hearts to understand : prevail on those of our people but as our friends have not yet who do not now see it right to given us up, we will make a join us to do it; and we hope pother effort to convince these ; to succeed with them ; but our

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determination is firmly taken, pearances we think will yield that if these people will not 1- 7000, or 8000 bushels.-From pite with us, we will go on with the best information we could out them, and turn our backs get it appeared that a consider. upon them, leaving them where able portion of them are becomthey are ; for our resolution is ing industrivus The Agent fixed to pursue farming, and has purchased from the Indians try to raise plenty.

the adjacent premises for the 66 Brothers ! our wishes are accommodation of the persons good, but we cannot at once go who may be placed hy Friends on as the white people do : we for the general superintendanco are a poor helpless people ; but and management of the estaba we hope when a few of us step lishment." forward and do well, that oth- We sball reserve for the next ers will follow our example. Number an interesting account

66 Brothers ! Tell your old of a visit to another settlement men that we are glail in our of Indians at Stony Creek, and Hoarts to hear your words, and

shall close this article with one that it is a great comfort to us reflection : How much better to see our friends so kindly dis. and cheaper it would bemand posed towards us ; assure them how much more certain to prethat we will do all in our power serve peace with the Indians, if to follow the counsel you have our government would employ given us, and that with a sin- five intelligent and genuine Quacere beart we take thee by the kers to reside with each tribe, hand, and return our thanks to than to employ military force to them and likewise to the Mas destroy them, or to keep them ter of all things.

from doing injury to the white “ Brothers! Your brethrer people! It is firmly believed now here in council will pray that if our government would the Great Spirit, the Author of allow the Quakers a fiftieth all things, that he will keep part of the cost of the regular the road open and clear,and pre- troops employed on the frontiers, serve you safe on your journey to be expended among the Inback to your friends and fami. dians, they would do a hundred lies again."

fold more good, and a thousand The committee say in their fold less mischief than the solReport" whilst at this village diers. Were I a settler on the we visited a number of families frontiers, near to a tribe of the in their cabins, and were every natives, I shonld think myself where received with great kind- more safe in having one good ness and affection.” They also Quaker or Moravian to reside inform that the Indians of this with them. than in having five village are about 800 persons ; thousand regular troops station

that it is computed that they ed between me and ihe Iudian have 250 acres planted with villages, corn, which from present ap

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