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* Being asked who had sent them, they answered Trüter, and the other : English missionary Kicherer, in order to spy the places, and return

to the kraal where Kicherer and Trüter would wait their return, to furnish them with muskets, powder, and ball. On being asked how they were to execute it? they answered by attacking the farmhouses by two and two at the same time, so that they could not assist one another. All the fifteen we have shot dead, having first extorted this confession from them. The hat which Trüter gave to the captain we have got, it is a black one, with a silver band, and a cane with a brass head, on which is engraved, Captain Kauwinnoul.' Mark, now, with what murderons intentions is this Trüter inspired against us, to have us all massacred in our houses! You may with great safety shew this to Andries Muller.

« Signed,

0.A.S. MEYER." «Mr. Trüter had been a servant of the Dutch East India Com• pany for more than thirty years, during which period he bore an

irreproachable character; and the English government is not less indebted to the zeal and fidelity with which he continued more from principle than expectation of emolument which he did not want, to perform the laborious duties of a member of the Court of Justice, during the seven years it held possession of the Cape. To an open and generous disposition he adds the most scrupulous exactness in all transactions between man and man. His temper is cheerful, his heart benevolent; "and the turn of his mind strongly inclined to

acquire knowledge. Mr. Kicherer returned to Holland, and Mr. • 'Trüter remained behind, where he became the object of the brutish • malice of the Dutch, in revenge, I suppose, for having found it exw pedient, on his journey through the colony, to discharge and turn away eight or ten boors that accompanied him and Mr. Somerville, for their idle, disorderly, and thievish conduct. For the atrocious murder of the poor wretches whom famine, in all probability, had

driven to ask relief of the pitiless spoilers of their native land, it . were greatly to be wished that Divine wrath would manifest itself

among the brutal perpetrators by some signal calamity, since neither human laws nor human feelings can restrain them. If this account should have reached the knowledge of the Commander in Chief of the settlement, which no doubt it must have done, I have to hope, from his humane and benevolent disposition, he will have put in execution the benignant sentiments I have heard him utter in favour of the unprotected Hottentots: " If the life of a single child be taken away, and the murderer not brought to legal punisbient, I shall feel myself unfit for my situation, and unworthy the character of a human being.'”

Mr. Barrrow refers to “ other missionaries, but of different societies, who have lately proceeded to very distant parts of the colony, &c."

It must be gratifying to the reader to be informed, that since the time that Mr. Barrow wrote his excellent work, the number of missionaries and missionary stations have greatly increased. The following brief statement will shew the progress of missionary labours in that distant part of the world.


Stations within the Colony. STELLENBOSCH-Twenty-six miles north-east of Cape Town, under the direction of the London Missionary Society, was established in the year 1802. Missionary, Mr. T. Bokker.

GROEN EKLOOF-About 40 miles · north of Cape Town, under the direction of the United . Brethren. 1808. Missionaries, Bonaty, Fritsih, Leitner, aud Stein.

GNADENTHAL--About 130 miles east of Cape Town. United Brethren. 1736, renewed 1792. Missionaries, six in number.

CALEDON-150 miles east of Cape Town. London Missionary Society. 1811. John Seidenfaden, Missionary ; members, 82. A' very improving settlement. . .

PACALTSDORP- Near the town of George, and almost 300 miles east of Cape Town, formerly called 'Hoogte Kraal.' London Mis." sionary Society. 1813. J.G. Messer, Missionary. Mr. Campbell's report of the rapid progress of civilization at this settlement, affords another proof of the power of Christianity, in elevating men from sloth and misery to activity and comfort.

BETHELSDORP- About 500 miles east of Cape Town. London Missionary Society. 1802. Four Missionaries, G. Barker, F. G. Hooper, Evan Evans, Erasmus Smith, and one native Missionary,' Jan Goeyman.' Civilization advances. From 40 to 50 boys and from 80 to 90 girls, are under instruction.

THEOPLIS—About 60 miles north-east of Bethelsdorp. London: Missionary Society. 1814. Missionary, J. G. Ullbricht. Scholars. in attendance were 134, and the settlement was gradually improving. But the depredations of the Caffrees brought great distress on the people. Mr. Philip, under the date of March 10th, 1819, from Cape Town, sends the following extract of a letter received from Mr. Ullbricht :

' “ Nearly 800 head of cattle have been taken from Theoplis; which we were obliged to see driven away, without being able to prevent it. We are surrounded with Caffres, who are only waiting an opportunity to rush upon us. The whole country between this, and Uitenhagen is deserted by its inhabitants. The women and children sleep in the place of worship ; and the church and village are defeeded by 100 of our people, in possession of fire-arms. All is confusion and distress,” &c.

WITTE REVIER-Upwards of 500 miles east of Cape Town. United Brethren. 1818. Four Missionaries. This settlement has suffered greatly from the Caffres. The missionaries sustained three distinct attacks, in which they lost 600 head of cattle. And on the 14th of April, 1819, nine Christian Hottentots were murdered and cruelly mutilated.

Stations beyond the Boundaries of the Colony. GRIQUA Town-Employs five Missionaries, north of the Great Orange River, about 700 miles north-east of Cape Town. London Missionary Society. 1802.

New LATTAK00---About 900 miles north-east of Cape Town. London Missionary Society. 1817. Two Missionaries.

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MALAPEETZEE-Near the source of the Malareen. London Missionary Society. Cupido Kakkulah, Native Missionary..

BETHESDA-On the Great Orange River, 700 miles from Cape Town, London Missionary Society. 1808. Christopher Sass, Missionary,

KHAMIEŚ BERG-In Little Namaqualand. Wesleyan Missionary Society, 1817, ,, Barnabas Shaw, Edward Edwards, Missionáries; Assistant Missionary, Jacob Links, native.

REDE FONTIEN-A station among the Bastard Hottentots, about two days journey from Khamies Berg. Wesleyan Missionary Society. 1819. James Archbell, Missionary.

STEINKOPÍF-In Little Namaqualand. London Missionary Society. 1817., James Kitchingman, Missionary..

Bethany-In Great Namaquland, 550 miles from Cape Town.' London Missionary Society. H. Schmelin, Missionary. ,

JERUSALEM-In Great Namaqualand. London Missionary Society. 1815. Robert Moffatt, Missionary Society. , Thus it evidently appears, that the Lord is carrying on his great work among the poor despised Hottentots; and that their earthly comforts and enjoyments increase with their attachment to and possession of the great blessings and privileges of the gospel. May this good work, which is begun among the natives of this part of Africa, spread among the boors, and bring them to know by experience the power of that gospel to which they have been such perfect strangers.

Rochdate, Oct. 27, 1820... . Puilip GARRETT.

S LITERARY NOTICES. MR. DUDLEY's Work on the SYSTEM of the BIBLE SOCIETY, which has been delayed by the severe and long-continued illness of the Author, is now in the press, and will be published with all possible expedition. Those individuals who have kindly interested themselves in procuring Subscribers, and who have not yet went in their lists, are earnestly requested to transmit them immediately. The Work em braces a suceinct review of the effects of the System, both direct and collateral, and the length to which it has necessarily extended, renders an advance of price to Nou. subscribera unavoidable.

The Rev. G. G. Scraggs, A. M. has just published a volume entitled, “ Trus and False Religion practically considered. The subject is illustrated by quotations from eminent Divines, and the dying sayings of sainte ; to which are added experi montal sentences from old Divines, and a List of Practical Works, with Remarks, è A new edition of MR. BURDER'S MISSIONARY ANECDOTES, with additions aod alterations, is in the press, .

The follnwing Works are just published, viz. . 1 Important Questions recommended to the serious consideration of Professing Christians of all Denominations. By the Rev. John Townseud, Bermondsey.

A Christian Biographienl Dictionary; containing an Account of the Lives and Writings of many of the most eminent Christians in every Nation. By Joha Wilks, jun. ? A Letter from the hiterior of Africa'; containing the leading evidences of Divine Revelation. By the Rev. J. Phillips, D. D.


Port of London Society for Promoting Religion among Seamen. se On Tuesday the 13th of February, was held at the Freemasons Hall, Great Queen-Street, a public meeting of noblemen, ladies, , and gentlemen, interested in the religious instruction of British Seainen. The ineetipg was numerous and highly respectable. The chair was taken by the Right Hon. Jobo Charles Villiers, M.P. who was supported on bis right by the Earl of Rocksavage, and on his left by the venerable and respected philanthropist, W. Wilberforce, Esq. On the platform were Joseph Butterworth, Esq. M. P.; J. Stephen, Esq. Master in Chancery; the Hon. and Rev. Gerard Noel ; Adiniral Spranger, and other eminent characters.

The Treasurer, R. H. Marten, Esq, read'letters from the Right Hon. the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Lord Gambier, excusing their absence, but inclosing donations in aid of the important object of the Society. The speakers were the Earl of Rocksavage, Dr. Thorpe, Wm. Wilberforce, Esq.' J. Stephens, Esq. Admiral Spranger, Lieut. Sanders, the Hon, and Rev. Gerard Noel, Rev. Mr. Allen, from Tenessee, in North America, Rev. Geo, Thorn, District Minister of Caledon, in South Africa, Rev. Mr. Stratton, Wm. Cooke, Esq. &c. &c. &c. The Rev. Henry Lacey read an animating address from the Committee, stating the importance of the object,--the growing influence of religion on the minds of seamen,- the cheerful, regular, and exemplary attention of seamen on public worship, at the floating chapel, - the numerous instances of other ports, both domestic and foreign, having, in imitation of London, openly taken up the cause of religious instruction of seamen, and the well-grounded hope entertained, that the efforts in the metropolis of Great Britain will, by their influence, result in the improve.. ment of the morals of sailors in most parts of the world. The Treasurer' read a letter which he had received from the Rev. J. Pint, Corresponding Secretary of the Port of New York Society for the Promulgation of the Gospel among Seamen, giving encouraging accounts of its prosperity, and stating that the ports of Boston, Philadelphia, and Charlestown, had adopted temporary places of worship for seamen, The speeches expressed the most confident hope, that now there was a commencement of direct and kind' attention to the religious instruction of seamen, it would be carried on with increasing success. It was urged, that the gratitude of all ránks of the commtunity was due to seamen, as such, and that the exertions of Christians ought to be redoubled to make up the long arrears of debt to the souls of this long-neglected class of our fellow-subjects.

A hope was expressed that the Church of England, many of whose pious and benevolent members had supported the Port of London Society, by liberal donations, although begun and conducted by Dissenters, would, ere long, bare a ship fitted in the Thames, as a chapel for sailors members of that communion. There were many masters of merchant-ships, and a goodly number of sailors, present, which rendered the meeting more interesting. Many donations were handed to the Treasurer, and a good collection was made in aid of the Funds of the Society.


To the Editor.

Jate CAPTAIN TRIPP, of the 26th I feel it a duty devolving upon me, to regiment, who exchanged a state of make you acquainted with the mourn. conflict and suffering for a state of ful intelligence of the decease of the eternal triumph and felicity, at the

family residence at Frittleworth, and served. But oh! how signally Sussex, on Saturday the 3d of Feb. was the mercy of God displayed in · 1821.

sending me to Gibraltar ; there I Captain Tripp was brought to a found him whom my soul Joves. Yes, saving and sanctifying knowledge of Sir, (he exclaimed with peculiar emthie truth as it is in Jesuis, while in phasis,)my soul loves the Lord Jesus; the garrison of Gibraltar, under the I feel that I am justified, and have ministry of the Methodist missionary, peace with God, through faith in his stationed at that place. Soon after blood. I have not lost a sense of he was converted to God, he becaine his presence, nor of his favcur, a. a burning and a shining light, and moment, for twelve months past. I openly and decidedly avowing his feel that I am in possession of that attachment to Cbristianity, he dis- which I once thought was never atplayed his ardent zeal and love in tainable on earth; I mean that entire the most laudable exertions for the sanctification, that holiness of heart, extension of the Redeemer's king that makes me meet for heaven. 1° dom, and the promotion of the Divine ' feel no particular desire to leave this glory.

suffering flesh ; no, I'am perfectly About a year ago, in consequence content to suffer all the will of God; of severe indisposition, he returned yet, I feel to depart and be with to England, and came to reside at Christ would be far better.” After Fritileworth. From that tiine he commemorating the dying leve of the was occasionally visited by my pre- adorable Redeemer, though he was decessor in the Chichester circuit, almost exhausted, and could hardly Mr. Hiley; who, in a letter ad. articulate so as to be heard, yet, dressed to me on bis leaving this cir-' with eyes bathed in tears of gratitude," cuit, bears the following testimony to and a heart overflowing with love to his exalted piety and deep devoted - God, he said, “ Once more have 1 ness to God :-* You will find Capt. been permitted to enjoy this blessed TRIPP, at Frittleworth, an Israelite privilege on earth, perhaps for the indeed.” Soon after my arrival at last time”.–After sitting silent a few Chichester, I received a polite invi- minutes, looking at me with streamtation from Captain T. to visit Frit. ing eyes, he said, “ (Sir, I have more tleworth ; and as soon as my nume- than heart can wish; here are my rous engagements would allow, I mother, my sister, my brothers, and availed myself of an opportunity of the servants, all uniting their study seeing him, and am happy to say and endeavours to make me lappy; I found him all that is implied in the but the best of all is, God is with me, expressive and comprehensive testi- I feel him with me now.” Under the mony of Mr. H. He was apparently influence of these evangelical sentiin the last stage of a consumption; ments, and in this heavenly frame of but exceedingly happy in God. After mind, he was when I took my leave a little conversation he took me by of him. the hand, and, withi the most ex- "About five weeks after. I received pressive countenance, addressed me information of his decease, and the in nearly the following words: “Mr. time of his funeral. I paid him the Piggott, I am very happy to see you; last tribute of respect, hy following I have long wished to see you, that this mortal remains to the house an. might tell you what God has done for pointed for all living. On inquiring my soul. When the past, I ihe state of his mind in his last moam filled with astonishment at thegood- ments, I received such information as ness of God; and, be it spoken to the led me justly to adopt the sentiment glory of his grace, I am lost in love of the Psalmist, “ Mark the perfect and praise. Several years I travelled in man, and behold the upright, for the different parts of our own enlightened end of that man is peace.” country, a stranger to myself and to "

Joon PIGGOTT, that God whom I vught to have loved . Chichester, Feb. 1821.

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