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Scripture Characters; or a practical Improvement of the principal Histories of the Old and New Testament. By Thomas Robinson, M.A. late Vicar of St. Mary's, Leicester, and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Abridged for the Use of young Persons. 12mo. 7s. 6d.

Thoughts on Universal Peace: a Sermon, delivered on Thursday, Jan, 18, 1816, the Day of National Thanksgiving. By the Rev. Thomas Chaliners, Minister of the Iron Church, Glasgow. 8vo. 1s. 6d.

LAW. A concise Report of the Proceedings on the Trial of the late Action brought by James Webster Wedderburn Webster, Esq. and Lady Francis his Wife, against the Editor of the St. James's Chronicle, for a Libel. Taken in Short-hand by Mr. W. B, Gurney, Short-hand Writer to both Houses of Parliament. 28. · Minutes of the Proceedings of a Court Martial, holden on Board his Majesty's Ship Albion, in Sbeerness Harbour, October 16, 1815, on Charges exhibited by Capt. Sam. Butcher, late of his Majesty's Ship Antelope, against the Right Hon. Lord George Stuart, late of his Majesty's Ship Newcastle. 55.

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Rudiments of the Anatomy and Physiology of the human Body, consisting of Tables, &c. compiled for the Use of Students beginning their Researches. By T. I. Arunger, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, London. 8vo. 45.

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THE

BRITISH CRITIC,

*FOR APRIL, 1816.

Art. I. A Letter to W. Wilberforce, Esq. containing : Remarks on the Reports of the Sierra Leone Company and

African Institution, 8c. "By Robert Thorpe, LL.D. Chief

Justice of Sierra Leone. Rivingtons. 1815. II. A Letter to His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester from

Z. Macaulay, Esq. occasioned by Dr. Thorpe's Pamphlet.

Hatchard. 1815. III. Special Report of the Directors of the African Institution,

respecting the Allegations contained in Dr. Thorpe's

Pamphlet. Hatchard. 1815. IV. Ninth Report of the Directors of the African Institution.

Hatchard. 1815. V. Reply - Point by Pointto the Special Report of the Dia

rectors of the African Institution. By R. Thorpe, LL.D.

Rivingtons. 1815. VI. Postscript to the Reply Point by Point,being a Reply

also to the Mutters contained in the Ninth Report of the

African Institution. ' Rivingtons. 1815. VIL. Thoughts on the Abolition of the Slave Trade, with Re. marks on the African Institution, &c. Second Edition,

Svo. pp. 235. 43. 64. Richardson. 1815. In the year 1791, a society of gentlemen was formed, called the Sierra Leone Company. The professed objects of the institution were, in the words of its first report, “ to encourage trade with the west coast of Africa, to promote cultivation, adyance civilization, diffuse morality, and induce some attention to a pure system of Religion in Africa; and above all-not to suffer their servants to have the slightest connexion with the Slave Trade; neither to buy, sell, or employ any one in a state of slavery, and to repress the traffic as far as their influence would extend.” The chairman and leading member of the ' ,., .. Aa

.: com. :: "VOL. Y. APRIL, 1816.

company, was the late Mr. H. Thornton. The deputy chairmen were, successively, Philip Sansom, Esq., Charles Grant, Esq., and Lord Teignmouth. Among the efficient directors were Lord Barham, Mr. Thomas Clarkson. Hon. E. J. Eliot, Mr. Wilberforce, Mr. Babington, Mr. Parry, Mr. Prinsess, Mr. Granville Sharp, &c. After sixteen years struggle with all the difficulties consequent on such an undertaking, from various causes their funds were found to be nearly exhausted. An application was then made to parliament in their favour, who liberally granted them nearly 100,000 l. as a reimbursement, in great part, of the expences incurred. On the 1st of January, 1808, the colony was surrendered to the crown. The recommendations and suggestions, however, of the directors of the former company, were, in most instances, attended to by Government, on assuming the management of the colony; these gentlemen, in the mean time, formed themselves into another ostensible body, called the « African Institution,” for the purpose of forwarding the same laudable designs, which had been the objects of the Sierra Leone Company. Subscriptions were solicited, reports published, and much progress was supposed to have been made, when about the end of the year 1814, a pamphlet appeared, written by Dr. Thorpe, Chief Justice of the Colony, preferring charges of the most serious nature, both against the directors of the Sierra Leone Company, and of the African Institution, This pamphlet was referred by the directors of the latter insti. tution, to ihe committee for Sierra Leone affairs, who, in June, 1815, published a Special Report, in answer to the charges brought against both societies by Dr. Thorpe, pronouncing thein vague, indefinite, and unfounded. About the same time appeared, a letter from Mr. Z. Macaulay to the Duke of Gloucester, the president of the African Institution, exculpating bimself from the accusations preferred against hini as secretary of the former society, and as a director of the latter. In September, 1815, a Reply “ Point by Point" to the Special Report was published by Dr. Thorpe, in which he labours to subStantiate his former charges, and to shew the weakness and fallacy of the defence. In October, the ninth regular Report of the Institution appeared, which, as it contained matter in which ebe character of Dr. Thorpe was involved, was again answered by him in a Postscript to the Reply" Point by Point.” Such then, as far as Principals are concerned, is the state of the con; troversy at present, and such is the evidence upon which the public are to form their determination.

The question before the public is of a very grave and imports ant nature, being nothing less than this, whether two successive institutions, patronized by the most distinguished personages,

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