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tion twice the time necessary for it to blow over a vessel at anchor. Twenty minutes may be accounted the maximum of the time during which the gusts attending these tempests generally continue in any violence. But they are commonly the forerunner of rains, which follow very copiously for several hours.

The intenseness of the lightning, and rapid succession of its flashes, have in more than one instance, in the last three years, surpassed any exhibition of the kind often witnessed in the temperate latitudes.

In the autumn of 1822 occurred a tornado, about twelve o'clock at night, which was followed by a succession of thunder showers, until daylight. The track of the electrical clouds was directly over the settlement, and at a very little distance above it. Between each of the blinding flashes, and the report which followed, no interval of time could be measured. The horrors of the night were steadily illuminated by a pale vengeful glare, of which it is beyond the power of language to convey any just impression; and the reverberations of three, and even more successive peals of thunder, could sometimes be distinguished at the same instant. Still, that Providence, which has since so signally watched over the welfare of

our little community, protected every individual, both in person

and

property, from its ravages.

It may be added, in conclusion, that the well known laws which govern the explosions of the electric fluid combined with a thunder-cloud, give them often a different direction in tropical and in the higher latitudes. In the former, the earth and incumbent atmosphere, over which the cloud passes, are found to be charged with a homogeneous modification of the fluid-and consequently limit its action to the different masses and divisions of the cloud itself. But in the latter, the surface of the earth is oftener found negatively electrified in relation to the cloud above it, and the reverse ; when the explosions taking place from the one to the other, threaten every projecting object in their range with destruction.

This simple provision of the Creator, by which the tropical portion of the globe is so effectually protected from the natural effects of its own lightning, cannot fail to excite in a reflecting mind, not stupified with sensuality

or hardened by pride—in one, especially, which has experimentally attested its sufficiency, the most moying sentiments of admiration and gratitude,

J. A.
September, 1822.

INDEX TO VOLUME FIRST.

Arguing in a circle

192 Arkansas, expected admission of 287

B Barclay, David, Memoir of 158 Review of 210 to 218, 240

to 248, 339 to 344

A Acquittal, posthumous

140 Address, Dr. Jones', remarks on 274

to 278 to first slave ship 288 Africa, Geographical Sketches of 17

to 21, 74 to 76 Discoveries in

281 Progress of discoveries in 300

to 307,368 to 371 Mode of procuring slaves in 140 Remarks on native races in 267

to 269 Slavery in

34 to 37 African magnanimity chief

96 Free Schools in U. S. 121

to 124 Institution, 21st report of 185

to 192 Antelope, or Gen. Ramirez 344 to 348

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C Causes why slave labour is dearer than free

111 to 113 Celebration of Independence 124 Circumstance at Kouka in Bornou 80 Code Noir of Virginia

357 Coloured Orphans, shelter for 336

to 339 Comparative cost of free and slave labour 108 to 111, 141

to 145, 168 to 172 Consistency

160 Cuba, slavery in

298

D
Decision, important, in Illinois 204

respecting coloured ser-
vants in Pennsylvania 355

E
Equality of representation 221
Error corrected

218
Evidence of

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222

Florida, notice of

221
G
Gariep, Falls of

319 to 320
Guatemala, proceedings relative

to the Slave Trade
Gratitude, national

28
H
Horrid occurrence

158
Hottentot, industrious

288
K
Kidnapping 37 to 48, and 139
trial for

287
L
Legislation of S. Carolina 315
Laing Major
Liberia, latest from

282
Lion Hunt in Southern Africa 378
Lion, notices of African

318
Lion and Cameleopard

360
Lord Stowell's (Sir W. Scott,)
judgment

330 to 333
Love of country exemplified 55

M
Madison, Reuben

222 to 224
Manufactures in Virginia 314

N
Negro Slavery 5 to 9, 65 to 74, 97

to 108, 161 to 168, 193
to 202, 289 to 296, 321

to 336, 361 to 368
Negro boy's tale

126
Negroes punished for acts which

are not criminal 196 to 197

punished for crimes with
peculiar severity 200 to 202

0
Observations on causes of diver-

sities in the human spe-
cies

50 to 54, 90 to 95

P
Parody, Dr. Franklin's, on Jack-

son's speech on the slave
trade

237
Periodical winds and rains in the
torrid zone

21 to 25, 48 to 50
Population, coloured

158

Poetry 32, 96, 126, 192, 294, 256,

288, 360
Property in slaves, rights of 289

to 296, 321 to 330
Punishment of negroes for giving
false testimony

163
Presidents, northern

354
R
Reciprocity, just

219 to 221
Remark, important of W. Pitt 248
Report of Georgia legislature, 375
Researches, scriptural, on slavery

204 to 218, 282 to 235,

264 to 267, 296 to 298
summary of, on the
physical nature of man 358

to 360
Review, Sismondi's, of J. Compte

225 to 232, 257 to 264
Stroud's slave laws 249 to 256
Revolutionary anecdote

317
s
Shooting expedition

25
Slavery, abolition of, in Middle
states

172 to 180
Abolition of, in N. York 286
in Africa

34 to 37
- in G. Britain, (judgment
of Sir W. Scott) 309 to 314
history of

80 to 90
remarks on (by a Ken-
tuckian)

56 to 60, 76 to 80,

117 to 121, 145 to 150
in Virginia

333 to 336
Slave trade, declaration of Allies

respecting, at Vienna 316
debates on

235 to 238
Brazilian

95
domestic

27
internal

102, 307
modern

202
western interterritorial 54
in Eastern Africa 180 to 185

suppression of 9 to 17
Statistics of slavery 60 to 63, 113

to 117, 151 to 158
West Indian

278

т
Thebes, visit to cemetery of

209
Tornado season at Cape Mesurado, 380
Trial by jury

269 to 274

W
Walker Henry, obituary notice of 256
Weems's Defence of Slavery, re-
marks on

348 to 354
Wheatly, Phillis, account of 29

Y
Yeoman, legal meaning of the
term

356

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