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pleted in 8 of 1ő volumes, 8vo. A after his return to We t-port the keel part, price 3s. containing six sheets of for the new ve sel was laid. In 1795 letterpress, will be published every his schooner of 69 tons barthen was two months. The first part will appear launched, and called " The Ranger." in a few months. The work, we be. Paul possessed two smali fishing boats, lieve, will be principally conducted by but his money was exhausted and the Mr. John Clennell, of Newcastle upon cargo for his new vessel would reTyne, f, S. A. Edinburgh and Perth, quire a considerable sum beyond bis assisted by literary men in England present stock. and Scotland. We are happy to learn To supply his wants he sold his that the professors of Aberdeen Old two boats and placed on board his and New College, and Glasgow, have schooner a cargo valued at 2000 dollars. offered every as istance in their power, He had not sufficient information of and hope their example will be followed the commercial condition of the difby others in similar favourable situa- ferent parts of the United State; to trons.

direct him on such a course as would An EXPOSITION of the Historical yield a certain profit on his cargo, but Books of the NEW TESTAMENT, he supposed some of the Southern with Reflections subjoined to each Sec- States would furnish a market where tion, by the late Rev? Timothy Kerrick, he could trade without loss. He sailed will appear in the course of this to Norfolk on the Chesapeak Bay, and summer. It will form three volumes, there learsed that a very plentiful crop in royal 8vo.

of Indian com had been gathered that Mr. JOHN HILL, Merchant, Hull, year on the eastern shore of Marya author of Letters in vindication of the land, and that he could procure a schooner Methodists, &c. has in the Press load, for a low price, at Vienna, on " Thoughts on the late proceedings, the Nanticoke river. Thither he specdiiy and discussions concerning the Roman sailed, but on his arrival the people Catholics." It is expected to be out were filled with astonishment and alarm. during the present month. (July.) A vessel owned and commanded by

Mr. NIGHTINGALE's Work on the a person of colour, and manned with Wesleyan Methodists,is now published in a crew of the same complexion, was a thick octavo Volume, under the title unprecedented and surprising. The white of “ A Portraiture of Methodism, being inhabitants were struck with apprean impartial view of the Origin, Pro- hensions of the injurious effects which gress, Doctrines, Discipline and Man. such circumstances would have on the ners of the Wesleyan Methodists; in minds of their slaves, but perhaps they a series of Letters addressed to a Lady.” were still more fearful that, under the This work has a'ready excited consi- veil of commerce, he had arrived among derable interest, and will, we doubt them with hostile intentions. They not, have a very extensive circulation. probably suspected that he wished se

The same author has also nearly cretly to kindle the spirit of rebellion ready for publication, a volume of Ori- and excite a destructiie revolt among ginal Poems

their slaves. Under these notions seve

ral persons associated themselves for MISCELLANEOUS

the purpose of preventing Paul from BRIEF MEMOIRS OF CAPT. PAUL entering his vessel or remaining among CUFFEE.

them. On examination, his papers were (Concluded from p. 287.) found to be corre t, and the CusHis owners sent him off to Phila- tom-house officers could not legally redelphia to dispose of his cargo. His fuse the entry of his vessel. Paul pecuniary circumstances were by this combined prudence with resolution. time to much improved that he re. Although his schooner was entered in solved to re-commence business on his opposition to the association, he did own account. While in Philadelphia not assume an air of triumph, or u.e he purchased iron 'necessary to make the language of defiance to his opbolts and other work suitable for a posers. He conducted himself with schoones of 6 or 70 tons, and soon candour, modesty and firmwness, and

all his crew behaved, not only inof- crcased hi$ property, and by uprightfeksively, but wųh a conciliating pro- ress of conduct he has gained the priety. In a few days the inimical esteem and recard of his fel ow-citiassociation vanished, and the inhabi- zens. In the year 1800 he was contants treated himself and his crew with cerned in one half the

expenses of respect and even kindness. Many of erect ng and equipping a brig of 16% the most re pectable people visited his ton burthen, whih portiod he still vessel, and in consequence of the pre s. holdsmio his brother belongs oneing invitation of one of them, Paul fourth, and ihe other fourth i owned dined with his family in the town. by persons not related to his family. Instead of enmity he received cares e ; The ship Alpha, of 268 tons carsuch is the consequence of good sense, penter's measure, of which Pau owns candour and good conduct, they free three-fourths, wa built in 1806. Of qrrently, convert enemies into friends. this vessel he is the ommande ; the in three weeks Paul sold his cargo crew of whi h con ists of seven men and received into his schooner 3000 of colour, all of whom are related by tushels of Indian corn. With this corn b'ood to their Captain. The mate, he returned to West-port; that artic'e Thornas Wiiner, a nephew of Paul being in great demand; his cargo:old Cuffee, ha: been int usted as captain rapidly, and yielded him a profit of 1000 win a brig during two voyages to dollars. He reloaded his vessel, sailed Europe-his talents are fully adequate for - Norfolk, sold his cargo and took to his present station, and his chain another, which, on his return proved racter renders him worthy of it. The as profitable as his first vo age. The ship is now under charter from Wil. honie niasket was now amply supplied mington, Delaware, to Savannah in with corn, and it became necessary Georgi, and from thence to Liverpool to seek a different emp'oyment for his in England. Or his arrival in England, vessel. He sa led to Passamaquoddy Paul had the offer of a freight by in search of a cargo. When he ar. William Rotch, jun. of New Bedford, rived at the river, James Brian, a (Massachusets) from Liverpool to Rusnierchant of Wilmington (Delaware sia, and from thence to some part of State) made him a liberal offer for the United States. his vessel to carry a load of plaister. William Rotch, jun. is a very rePaul thought the proposed price for spectable member if the Society of the freight would equal the profits of Friends, and a me chant whose una any other business he should be likely impeachable character is well known to do there, and embraced his terms. in the United States, and in many Some time in the year 1997, he took of the mercantile cities of Europe. on board the load of Gypsum and He has known Paul Luffee for many proceeded to Wilmington, Delaware.) years, and the confidence which he reSince that pe iod one or other of the poses in him is a very strong testimony vessels in which Paul is concerned has in favour of Paul's abilities and honesa panually made one or two voyages to ty. the same port.

There are two circum tances of some During the year 1997, after his importance in the life of Paul Cuffes vetura hone, Paul purchased the shoe. which should not be passed over in maker's : hop, and the adjoining farm, silence. T'he time when they took place is in which he had planted his little fa- unknown to the writer of this mensoir, mily, where he commences the busi. but he has correct knowledge of their De: $ of merchant sailor. For the farm particular facts. and its improvements he paid 3,500 Paul and his brother John Cuffee dollars, and placed it under the ma. were called on by the co lector of the mazement of his brother, who is a district in which they reside, for payfarmer.

ment of a personal tax. It appea cd By judicious plans, and diligence in to them that, by the laws of the con their exceution, Paul has gradually in. stitution of Massachusets, taxation and the whole rights of citizenship were liarly delicate in their nature, that we united-If the laws demanded of them cannot enter into all those minute dethe payment of personal taxes, the tails which would present a true picsame laws must necessarily and con- ture to the mental eye, and give the stitutionally invest them with the rights event all that interest which properly of representing and being represented belongs to it. We must at present be in the State Legislature. But they contented with a general and brief had never been considered as entitled history of the fact. Paul had experito the privilege of voting at elections, enced the many disadvantages of his nor of being elected to places of trust' very limited education, and he resolved, and honour. Under those circumstances, as far as it was practicable, to relieve being divested of the rights of Free- hischildren from similar embarrassments: inen, they believed themselves exempted The neighbourhood had neither a tutor from the burthens of taxation, and nor school-house. Many of the citizens therefore refused payment of the de- were desirous that a school should be mands. The collector resorted to the established. Paul proposed a meeting force of the laws to obtain the amount of the inhabitants for the purpose of of the taxes. After many delays of making such arrangements as should the judicial procedure and vexatious accomplish the desired object. The entanglements of the law, Paul and collision of opinion respecting mode and his brother deemed it most prudent place occasioned the meeting to sepato silence the suit by payment of the rate without arriving at any con: demands. But they resolved, if it were clusion, several meetings of the same possible, to obtain the rights which nature were called, but all were unthey believed to be connected with successful in their issue. Perceiving taxation. They presented a respectful that all efforts to procure a union of petition to the State Legislature, stating sentiment were fruitless, Paul set himtheir condition and requesting the paso self to work in earnest, and had sing of such a law as should clear suitable house built on his own ground. up the uncertainty, and either exempt A master was procured and the school all persons of colour from liability to open to all who pleased to send their taxation, or insure for then the rights children. Paul's money paid for the and immunities belonging to other tax- house, but he never demanded rent able freemen. This petition was re- for it, nor endeavoured to obtain any, ceived and read in the Legislature. From extraordinary authority in the control some individuals it niet with a warm or regulation of the school. Is this and almost indignant opposition. There' true benevolence? Let those who read was, however, a considerable majority judge for themselves." favourable to their requests. They per

We learn that a brig of 100 tobs. ceived the propriety and justice of the burthen is now, in the latter part of petition, and with an honourable mag. the year 1806, building at West-port, nanimity, in defiance of the prejudice Massachusets, one half of which is of the times, they passed a law ren- owned by Paul Cuffee. . dering all free, persons of colour li- Since the year 1997, Capt. Cuffee and able to taxation, according to the ra- his coloured crew have frequently visited tio established for white men, and Wiimington, and their conduct has granting them all the privileges be always furnished strong testimony in longing to other citizens. This was favour of the belief that the descende a day equally honourable to the peci. ants of Africa are not inferiorito tioners and the Legislature. A day Europeans or Americans in moral or which ought to be gratefully remen- intellectual capacity. On being question bered by every person of colour within oned respecting the religiou, profession the boundaries of Massachusets, and of his parents and himself, Paul sethe names of John and Paul Coffee plied, “I do not know that my father should always be united with its re- and mother were ever adopted as mem collection

bers of any society, but they followed · With the other circumstance there the Quaker meeting” and as to Paul's are several incidents connected, so pecu- religion he has walked in the steps:

VOL. II,

of his father, and is willing to give of colour, who received an educatioa the right hand of fellowship to that at the school established by the sopeople who walk niish to Gud, called ciety of Friends in that city, where he : the children of Light.

carries on the sail-making business with Signed on behalf of the

reputation to himself and satisfaction Delaware Society, for promoto. to his employers, and is engaged in

in the Abolition of Slavery, hy that branch more extensively than any

WILLIAM PRICE, President. other person at Philadelphia. He pos. Attest, JOHN JONES, Secretary: sesses considerable property, acquired

A a tribute due to merit it may by his own industry and care, and is be stated, that there is now resident very much respected by the c.cizens at Philadelphia, Jaines Torten, a nian generally.

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