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resign my situation , aad asked iim > whether fee would accept of it , pro * vided that Mr . Hibfoertf s consent could be obtained . He * rejrfied that he would not , from a conviction that preaching to an estate ' s gang would
prove a useless effort . In this place 1 might mention another instance where the Baptists were applied to , to send out a Missionary to reside on a sugar estate for the purpose of instructing the slaves in the principles of the gospel , but they refused to do so , because they were informed that
permission to teach the children to read would not be granted . My opi- > nion , then , Mr . Editor , of the almost uselessness of Missionaries residing on estates in Jamaica is not without example .
Since writing the above , I have been able to procure the Report from which Euejpis quotes , and am , iherefoi ^ better able to judge of iiis statements than when I commenced my letter . In eight or ten schools , under the care of the Missionaries- in the different
islands , reading , it appears , is taught ; but not , as far as I can jfidgie from the Report , to the slaves , which is the circumstance that weighs so much with me . In ( Jamaica , the Report states , that * there is but one regular Sunday-schoDl " and then it
immediately explains , that " in Kingston there is a very promising class of girls formed and instructed by Mrs . Johnstoae , who are not only rocking great improvement in reading , but many of them ar $ also truly ser ious , " The
number of this class is thirty-six . Now , I should be obliged to Euelpis if he would ascertain wjiether the children are bond or free , and also what . their colour is ; for it is not improbable , but that some of them
may be se . veral degrees removed from the African race , and thereby entitled ^ if not Uy law , yet b y courtesy , to spe * cial privileges . The Report is extrexpely general , whereas , oa a subject
like the * one in question , it could not be too particular . JEuelpis , however * is nqt aware of this , for he contents himself , and , I dpubt not , the majority of your readers , with the off-hand
statement , that " the children , ki-the schools were 4 £ 27 . " Now , the- Re * port , with all ita indefinitenqss , qd « tfrits that in the " scteol at , Rock Seifcid , in Ejeuth © i % the nuinb&r *
are , Whites , 35 i Blavks , 9 ;—at Pat m ^ tto Feint * Whites , 30 $ . Blacks , 9 ^—Savannah Sound , White * 17 \ Rfacks * 43 : —~ HarbOui * Island * we have four schools ; Whites and Bluetts . 117 .
At the Cove , 20 Whites and 6 Blacks . Spanish Wells , 32 Whites and 6 Bl&chs" At Abaco , the ' * number is 67 Whites and 22 Blacks , male and female . "
The Whites mentioned in the Report certainly are free , and I should conclude , that the other children taught to read are either free Browns or free Blacks . I intended to have given you an account of a visit I made to two
Moravian Missionary stations just before I left the Island , but as Eueipis has thrown me off my plan , I must here conclude . T . COOPER .
Edinburgh , Sir , October 27 , 1822 . 1 H > AVE re # 4 with Jnuch interest several articles it * some of tbe late numbers of yQar valuable Repository , rekitive to that \ ery extraordinary character and highly-tfifted individual , Ram mohun Roy . If you think the
following extracts deserving of a place in your pages , they may perhaps serve in some degree to satisfy tfee public , that the Brahmin ' s inquiries have not terminated in Deism , as has been
alleged , but in a thorough conviction of the truth of revealed religion . The tracts of Rammohiui Roy ' s , referred to in these extracts , are an appeal to the Christian public in answer to the animadversions of a Reviewer in a
periodical work , entitled , "TheFriend of India , " and a second Appeal , occasioned by some reuaarks of the same person on the principles of Rarnnrtonun R f Oy , as avowed in the first j both these tracts are very ably written , and in a spirit very different , I am sorry
to say , from what usually characterizes theological eopfcroversy . He seems to believe } n the pre-existence q £ Christ , l * n t rtyects all the reputed orthodox notions , because he can find no trace of them in Scripture .
Extract Isty dated January + 1822 . When I was in Calcutta I iriet the native of whom I wrote to ytm in sofnB of my letters of fast year , and to'whom you allude , in your -letter since received ; ffetat *'* HK > him Roy hs roajly a woiidtiAil mftfi ¦;
£ 54 Extracts from Itti&in &Hte& relating to fiamrnohun Roy .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Dec. 2, 1822, page 754, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2519/page/34/