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an English woman to instruct his daughters according to the plan of English education : thus declaring , perhaps for the first time , in an oriental court , that a woman has a mind < to be cultivated as well as a body to be adorned ; and that she may be fit , not merely
* To sung , to dance , To dress , and £ roll the tongue , aad roll the eye , * but to be an equal companion and useful friend . "
HAYTI . The Twentieth Anniversary of Li-1 > erty . —Lancasterian Schools . —Medical Schools . — Academy . — The l ^ ist journals we have received from Hayti , ( Le Teljgraphe and Le Propagateur 9 ) furnish interesting details . They g ive us the discourses delivered by the President of the Court of Cassation , and
by the military commandants of the towns of the Republic , to celebrate the twentieth Anniversary of the Liberty of Hayti . These discourses , generally well composed , recommend union amongst the citizens , the practice of all the virtues , and especially gratitude towards God for the benefits
lie confers on the Republic 5 for a religious character is always given to this solemnity , which is generally conr cluded in the temples by a Te £ > eum . The Cape . —The President extends his care to every thing connected with
the happiness of the country . Lancasterian Schools are begun at the Cape and in the neighbouring districts . A Medical and Surgical School , under the direction of a man of talents , M . Andr < $ Stewart , has already produced some distinguished pupils .
Port-au-Prince . —Au Academy has been established here for instruction in all the brandies of medicine , jurisprudence , the bellea-lettres , the principles of astronomy , &c . This establishment is conducted by Dr . Fournier " escuy , an eminent physician , known in France by faa contributions to the Dictionary of Medical Sciences .
c 01 urn dm . - —Progress of civilization ,. —The latent Columbian Gazettes contain very interesting details respecting the situation- of s this Republic ; whose laws and institutions are attaining pejptection and stability .
VOL . XVIII . 3 A
Inteltigence .- * -Foreign : Haytu 361
The public instruction appearf to be the principal object oi tihe exertions of the government . Tsvo schools for mutual instruction , established in the capital , furnish instructors for tfce schools on the same plan which are opening in the provinces . Uesi / des reading / writing and arithmetic , in
these institutions are taught t&e elements of geography and short-hand , and also the p rinciples on which are founded % he rights of citizens . The last public examinations have pro ?
duced the most satisfactory results . The colleges of the capital are im * proving ; and at the present time others are taking rise in each province . The revenues of the suppressed convents fire appropriated to the formation of these establishments , and ths
Monks are to be employed in them in the situation of professors > unless they prefer devoting themselves to ecclesiastical duties . The unwearied exertions of the government in doing all in its power for the improvement of society , and for softening the condition of the poorer classes , excites the emulation of individuals 1 and the
general activity presents a most defighful spectacle to the philosophical observer . In some places , wfiere Jno trace of cultivation had ever been s ££ n plantations are forming ; in others ,
houses are rising up which , though now isolated , will perhaps at no distant period be the centre of flourishing towns ; here forests are broken up , or hills made level ground ; there bridges are built over torrents which hitherto
had arrested the career of the traveller . Ingenious labour is every where the inseparable companion of liberty ; commerce extends in proportion to internal industry ; the colours of the new Republic are now seen on all the seas . According- to an official naval report of 1822 , during the first nine months of that year , 2 corvettes ,
6 brigantines , 12 schooners and 2 cutters , were employed by government and private individuals : the number was considerabl y increased in the three following months . The amelioration of the state of the Black Slaves
excites general solicitude : the abolition of slavery is become , if I majr so express mys . elf , quite the fashion , and the Columbian journals relate frequent instances of noble disinterestedness . M . Cainilo Manriquc lately emauci-
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), June 2, 1823, page 361, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1785/page/49/