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a book in his hand, reading-went and assisted in selling. Before ten up to him, and discovered a man we gave away and sold forty-seven sitting at the door of a mud hovel, for 173 piastres; making the whole with a long reed in his hand, which number sold in Akmim 137, for he was swinging over the heads of 497 piastres; besides eleven given twenty-six children, all engaged in gratis, and tracts for twelve piastres, writing Arabic and Coptic on plates all accomplished in less than of tin. This was a Coptic school. twenty-four hours.

Here was a “ Siout. This is the seat of go- scene on which our minds dwelt vernment for Upper Egypt. There with a degree of satisfaction not are twelve priests here, and one easily expressed. It was highly grachurch. There are schools for boys, tifying to see the priests so zealously but girls are never taught to read. stirring up the people to purchase One of the priests gave us his opi. the word of God. May a Divine nion, that there are 300 or 400 blessing accompany the books disCoptic houses in Siout. The bishop tributed, and rest on the priests and received us very kindly. We gave the people who received them! him a New Testament, a Psalter, Negade.—The greater part of and a Genesis ; and be sent three the inhabitants are Copts. A priest priests to take books to sell, while named Antonia invited us to his we are gone to Thebes. They took house: he had an Arabic Bible, fifty Testaments.

which he received from Mr. Jowett, " Abutig.-We called on the Kou. whose name he remembered. He mas, or head priest, who is here at said he had read the whole of it, and present in the bishop's place, and was much pleased with it. sold a few books. Several Copts “ At Thebes we spent five days. came afterwards to the boat, and Most of this time was occupied in purchased. We left five Testaments visiting the temples of Luxor and and five copies of Genesis with a Carnac, on the east ; and, on the young man, to be sold during our west, those of Medinal Abu, of absence.

Memnon, and of Isis, the colossal “ Akmim.- This is a considerable statues of Memnon, the tombs of town, on the east bank. We took the kings, and the grottos of Nesome books and went to the Coptic cropolis. church. We saw the koumas, an « About thirty miles above Thebes old man, who immediately pur- is Esne, a large town, and the see chased some of our books. We sat of a Coptic bishop : most of its indown at the door of the church, and habitants are said to be Copts. We offered our books for sale to those contemplated going thither ; but, who were present. The information finding that all our books are likely was soon circulated, and others to be disposed of before we reach came to purchase : we were obliged Caïro, and being in haste on account to go to the boat repeatedly for of the season, we concluded to remore books. The koumas sat by linquish this part of our journey. our side most of the afternoon, Beyond Esne there are no Chrisand assisted us. Some of the other tians, except a few at Edfou. There priests were also present, encourag- are, indeed, a number of Copts ing the people to buy. Before nine now employed by the pacha at o'clock in the evening, we had given Assouan, and we have heard that away nine books and sold ninety. they are erecting a church there.

« When we awoke in the morn- “On the morning of the Sabbath ing, we found a crowd of Copts which we spent at Thebes, we read waiting round our boat, to buy the the Scriptures in Romaïc to our Scriptures and tracts. The koumas servant, and gave him religious inand some of the priests who were struction. We then spent some time present bought additional copies, in social worship.

“ On our return down the Nile He was in feeble health, as might to Caïro, we came to Kene. Taking be expected from his age, which is books with us, as usual, we went ninety years. For thirty-one years into the town, and inquired first for he has been bishop of this diocese. Mâllem Boulus, who is mentioned The koumas told us, that there are in Mr. Jowett's • Researches.' He in Egypt twelve bishoprics; two east looked at the books, kissed them, of the Nile, and ten west of it. The bought several, and assisted us in whole number of Coptic priests we selling to others. He told us there estimated at 230 or 240: but others were about 1500 houses in Kene, of set it much higher. The reason he which 150 or 200 are Coptic. They assigns why the number of bishophave neither a priest nor a church rics is so small, is the poverty and in Kene, but go for public worship tribulation which the Christians are to Goos, a village three or four nowin. They are indeed in bondage. hours distant, where are also many We dined with the koumas : the Copts. Within four hours after our dinner consisted of boiled eggs, arrival, we sold seventeen Testa- bread, and honey. We had but ments and fourteen copies of Gene- three Arabic Testaments remaining; sis, for 114 piastres. We have rea. one we gave to the bishop, the kouson to speak very highly of the at- mas bought one, and the third was tentions which we received from immediately sold. We sold also Mâllem Boulus, and of the part that seventeen copies of Genesis. The he acted in regard to the sale of the koumas told us, that Girge contains books; and it gave us the highest 300 or 320 Coptic houses. Besides pleasure to find among the people the bishop and koumas, there are such a desire to possess the word of five other priests, and there are three God. While we were with Mâllem churches. Boulus, another Mâllem came in, At Girge we received a letter who teaches a school of thirty boys; from Mr. Salt, requesting us, in the to him we gave five copies of Gene- name of the pacha, but in a very sis, to be given as premiums to such kind manner, to forbear arguing on of his pupils as make the most rapid points of religious belief with Musprogress in their learning.

sulmans. The · letter implies that Haou.In returning to our boat there is no impediment whatever on we met with a priest from Hou, or the part of the Mussulmans or of Haou, who bought a Testament and the government to the distribution a copy of Genesis, at a very low of the Scriptures, or to missionary price.

labours, except among Mussulmans “ Girge. We awoke, on the 10th themselves ; and that the need of of March, in sight of the high mi- caution, at the present moment, narets of Girge. Went first to pay arises, in part at least, from the our respects to the bishop, and were present political state of Turkey. conducted to his house through a Here, then, is a wide and promising narrow dark avenue. He was asleep, field actually laid open before us, but the koumas received us very for labours among nominal Chriskindly. The apartments were en- tians and Jews. It seems improper tirely without furniture, except a to cause it to be shut against us, mat of reeds spread on the floor, on by attempting to force open a door, which we sat; but they were cleaner which Providence seems to have than the rooms in which we have closed against us. Still, opportuniusually been received by the Coptic ties may occasionally occur of giving clergy. After waiting a-while, the the Scriptures to Mussulmans, and bishop awoke, and we were invited of speaking to them about Chrisinto his presence. He was on the tianity. Now and then, we meet roof of the house, reclining on the one who has travelled in Europe, or bed on which he had been sleeping. who reads European books, who is liberal and tolerant in his ideas. To ourselves, a long way from our joursuch persons, and to our teachers, ney's end, entirely without books and to men of letters with whom for distribution. we become acquainted, we may Between Minie and Caïro.speak of the Son of God, and give Here are several convents and vil. them the Gospel. Mussulmans, also, lages, at which we intended to stop come sometimes to purchase the on our return; but, having distributScriptures of their own accord. By ed all our books, and being in haste, enlightening and reforming nominal we passed by them all. Christians in Turkey, we are pre- Caïro.--After an absence of paring the way; and raising up forty-six days, we arrived at Cairo agents to bear a part when the way on the 230 of March. Our exshall be prepared, in convincing the penses have announted to about followers of the False Prophet of thirty dollars each. We sold, in their errors, and teaching them the Arabic, 211 Testaments, 127 Getruth. Lord, teach us the way in nesis, and » Psalters; and gave which we should walk, for we lift up away 10 Testaments, 45 Genesis, our souls unto Thee !'

and i Psalter. In other languages, “ Tahta is half-an-hour west of we have sold 4 and given away 5 the river. We called first at the Testaments and Bibles. We have Catholic convent, where we were also distributed 250 tracts. very kindly received by a Missionary “ We ought to have mentioned, of the Propaganda, who has been that, before leaving Cairo, we wait. here eight years, and has under him ed on the Coptic patriarch, and preabout 500 Coptic Catholics. We sented him with some of our books, gave him an Italian Bible, which he and that he gave us a very friendly accepted with many thanks; and letter to the bishops and priests of gave us, in return, one of his Arabic Upper Egypt. We now feel authorissermons in manuscript. There are four ed to say, that the Coptic Church Catholic establishments in Upper has lifted up its voice in favour of Egypt; namely, at Tahta, Farshiout, the Bible Society, and of the distriAkmim, and Girge. There have been bution of the Scriptures. The paothers at Negade, &c.; but they are triarch, the bishops, the priests, and now destroyed. We went, next the people, call to the Bible Society, morning, among the Copts, found and say, Help us.' This language two priests, and learned that there is expresses not merely their necesa third in the village, and about 100 sities, but their wishes also. They Coptic houses, and three schools for have no press, and are not likely to boys. We cannot learn that girls have any at present. They have are ever sent to school among the among them a few, though but very Copts, or taught to read at home. few, copies of the Bible, or some To the Copts we sold ten copies of parts of it, printed at Rome: in our Genesis.

travels we have found but two. “Siout.Wewaited on the bishop. They must remain destitute, or We had the happiness to learn that manuscripts must be multiplied, or all the fifty Testaments which we the Bible Society must supply them. had left were sold, and that more We have never yet heard a Copt's were wanted. One person inquired voice raised against the Bible So. whether we should come that way ciety, or the distribution of its again with books. Another offered books. They have, almost every four piastres for a Psalter, if we had where, inquired eagerly for the one remaining. We sold to the whole Bible: the Psalter also is in priests all the copies of Genesis that great demand.” we had on hand ; and thus found

AMERICAN JEWS' SOCIETY. This Society was formed in Feb. in part executed, the design of ruary 1820, in New York; and was establishing near the Rhine, a incorporated, by the Legislature of colony of Christian Jews, commisthat State in April following. The sioned David Jadownisky, a conobject of the Society is to invite verted Rabbi, to visit the United and receive from any part of the States for the purpose of obtaining world, such Jews as already pro- the co-operation and assistance of fess the Christian religion, or are the Society. This proffered codesirous of receiving Christian in- operation was thankfully accepted; struction—to form them into a and Count Von Der Recke has been settlement--and to furnish them requested to act as the agent of the with the ordinances of religion, and Board in Germany, in communicatwith employment in the settlement, ing information respecting its plans principally in agricultural and me--ascertaining the names, numbers, chanical operations. The members and circumstances of Jews who of the settlement are to be con- may wish to come to the settlement sidered as a band of brethren, -forming societies to defray the governed by the laws of the Divine expenses of the emigrants in coming Redeemer, and associated together to America-and, generally, calling for the purpose of aiding one another the attention of the public in in the concerns of the life that now Germany to the objects of the is, and of that which is to come. Society. Distinct funds will be received and Mr. Jadownisky is now at the applied by the Directors, for the Theological Seminary at Princeton, education and employment of Jewish under preparation as a missionary Missionaries, and for distributing to his brethren. Mr. Simon, Mr. among the Jews the Hebrew New- Primker, and Mr. Zadig, all conTestament and other religious publi- verts from Judaism, have arrived at cations.

New York from Germany. Mrs. The late Elias Boudinot, LL.D. Simon is a Scottish lady, devoted was the first president of the Society; to the temporal and spiritual inand, at bis decease, bequeathed to terests of the Jews: her husband it 1000 dollars.

and herself have visited America on A large mansion, with three acres their own pecuniary resources, in of land, a few miles from New York, order to co-operate with the Society, has been rented, as an asylum for The Rev. J. S. C. F. Frey, has been such Jews as may emigrate to actively engaged in promoting the America. Here they will be united objects of the Society. The whole

one family; and from this number of Auxiliary Societies is place they may remove, at their 213. A small monthly publication option, to the Agricultural Settle- is issued by the Board, entitled ment when formed, or engage else- “ Israel's Advocate.” There are where under the auspices of the three institutions in the United Board.

States, which are independent of Intelligence of the Society's the Society, but are co-operating design having reached Germany, towards the same ends ; the Female Count Von Der Recke, a German Societies of Boston and Portland, nobleman, who had conceived, and and the Portland Society.

AFRICAN INSTITUTION. The Eighteenth Report of the Afri- of the Society's last annual meeting. can Institution details the intelli- -At the very close of the preceding gence respecting the state of the session, a large mass of papers on the Foreign Slave-Trade, to the date subject had been laid before Parlia


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[APP. ment; and the Directors have com- to be regretted that these penalties pressed into a brief space the most do not extend to all Spanish submaterial parts of the information. jects engaged in the Slave Trade, which these papers convey, com- as principals or agents. The letters bining with it such fresh intelligence of the British Commissioners at the as had reached them.

Havannah, however, clearly shew, Netherlands. The preceding Re. that, notwithstanding this law, noport contained an additional treaty, thing had been effectually done to signed at Brussels on the 31st of prevent the importation of slaves December 1822, for more effectually into the island of Cuba. The imsuppressing the Dutch Slave-Trade. portation of slaves into that island Its provisions give to our cruizers was chiefly effected under the a right of seizing Dutch ships, not French and Portuguese flags. But, only when they have slaves actually notwithstanding the risk attending on board, or when they have landed it, and the penal inflictions dethem in order to elude capture, but nounced against it, the Spanish when they are found, within certain flag also is still employed in this limits, with an outfit and equipment proscribed traffic ; and in prowhich shew them to be intended portion to the risks, the desperate for the Slave Trade. We regret, audacity of the criminals appears however, to learn that on neither to have increased. They proceed side of the Atlantic had the Dutch strongly armed, to carry on their functionaries exhibited a resolution work of rapine and blood on the to suppress the traffic. Mr. Lefroy coast; and some of them have not the British commissioner complains been captured without a severe con that be “ could not perceive in any flict with the British boats, attended of the Surinam officers of his Ne by the loss of lives, and involving all therlands Majesty, either civil or the guilt of murder and piracy. military, the slightest appearance of The records of the Mixed Comany, peremptory orders having been mission Court of Sierra Leone, issued from the mother country in the during the year 1822, exhibit six bonâ fide spirit of the treaty. So far," cases of Spanish ships condemned he says, “ from cordially co-operat- for slave trading. In addition to img with me, if any good has been these, the Sierra-Leone Gazette speeffected since I have been here, it cifies several Spanish slave-ships has been effected only by the most which had been detained by his irksome and continuous extra-judi, Majesty's cruizers in 1823; and cial importunity on my part, which several more, evidently the property ought not to have been necessary, of Spaniards, but which were proand at the utmost expense possible tected from capture by the French of trouble and expostulation to your flag. One of these cases is thus lordship and his Majesty's ambas, alluded to in the Sierra-Leone sador in Holland.” A proposal for Gazette of the 11th Oct. 1823; a registry of slaves in Surinam, was “ In our last we mentioned, that received with coldness, and, in a Spanish vessel, under French fact, wholly eluded.,

colours, was purchasing slaves at Spain. It is now made the law Shebar. With the deepest feelings of Spain, that all captains, masters, of horror and pain we now bave to and pilots of Spanish vessels, who acquaint our readers, that we have purchase Negroes on the coast of since received information that her Africa, on introduce them into any anchoring off Shebar has been folpart of the Spanish monarchy, or lowed with the usual scenes of blood, are found with slaves on board their inseparable from such a criminal vessels, shall lose tbeir vessels, and traffic. The natives who reside be sentenced to ten years' hard about forty miles in the interior (the labour on the public works. It is Cossous), being anxious to open

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