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The emigrants by the barque Union, from New Orleans are, for the present located at Monrovia. This was done to place them in a situation convenient for the physician, as there were vacant houses at Millsburg, and he could better attend them here than at any other settlement, Millsburg excepted, where the other emigrants were located. They are doing well, and have passed through the first attack of fever with but little difficulty. Yours, &c.

J. J. ROBERTS.

Extract of a letter from Dr. M'GILL, of Cape Palmas, in Africa, to Mr. MOSES SHEPPARD, of Baltimore.

NATIVE DOCTORS.

THE form a class of individuals of whom very slight accounts have been written by persons residing here, yet they hold a very important and influential rank in every community. The skill with which they manage all classes with whom they come in contact, evinces superior shrewdness and intelligence. From the king to the beggar, they sway all; that individual is truly unfortunate who draws on himself the anger of the doctors. These are not isolated individuals, but a regular organized body, every one of whom must have passed through a regular two years' study-bearing the token of his engagements in the shape of a wooden bowl and monkey skin continually on his person, and must show to the world that he has a deadly hatred to the pure element water, for ablutions. Having done all these things, searched for his chicken's head and found it, he finally receives permission direct from the devil to go forth and kill or cure with impunity.

This devil, by whom the degree is conferred, leads a wandering kind of life, but when at home, is securely ensconced in a solid bed of rock, somewhere near the head of the Cavally river. He is said to possess extraordinary powers of locomotion, he is everywhere when wanting, but always invisible.

The title assumed by this potent dignitary is that of "grand devil,” to distinguish him from devils of inferior grade, for it is admitted by the natives, and may be believed, that the emissaries of his highness are as numerous as the sand on the sea shore.

Pilgrimages to his shrine up the river Cavally are made by the natives residing on the windward and leeward coasts, all of whom are required to bring some acceptable offering, as an expiation of some offence or to insure his favor. The gift is deposited, and the individual returns the next day to receive an answer to whatever interrogatories he may have made; of course his gift has been by some process or other converted into the same material of which the rock is composed, otherwise the old gentleman must have flown off with it. Very often the pilgrim is advised to retrace his steps homeward, and add a trifle to the value of his offering, before the devil can find his tongue. If the doctors consult him, and are received favorably, they depart loaded with his choicest gifts, consisting principally of pieces of bark, claws of animals, pieces of rock, snakes' teeth, &c.

"Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and chird-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing."

* A fowl is killed, the head cut off and hid beneath some stone; the candidate for medical honors having had eyes well rubbed with Cayenne pepper, is required to seek for and find it—the poor fellow with eyes and nostrils streaming, gropes about, to the amusement of hundreds of spectators.

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INDEX

TO THE

EIGHTEENTH VOLUME OF THE AFRICAN REPOSITORY.

A.

American Missionary Societies..
American Colonization Societies..
Arrival from Liberia....
African Mission....
Anniversary Hymn..

PAGE

D.

.312 Death of James Forten...
319 Donation of children in India..
.327 Donation, Munificent...

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..156

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27

330 Death of the Rev. Geo. McElroy.....126
294 Death of the Rev. Andrew A. Shannon.126

African Trade-Right of Search, etc. .241 Dr. Parker's speech...
African Civilization and Manufactures.270 Departure of emigrants..
Africa-The great movements........129 Departure for Africa...
African slave trade-The Quintuple

Treaty..

Appeal, Mr. Ellsworth's.
Amistad Africans.

Additional emigrants for Liberia..
Attempt to defeat law, justice and
benevolence....

Departure of the Mariposa. .147 Despatches....

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African Col. meeting at Washington...121
Annual meeting of the Md. Col. Soc'y..76
African Civilization Society and the
Niger Expedition...

Bibles for Africa....

B.

Bequest to the Mendi Mission.
Black Jacob or Jack Hodges.

Emigration from Sierra Leone to
Badagry..

Emancipation in the French colonies..158
Expedition for Liberia.
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185

234

263

258

132

397

188

293

.156

.396

.81

G.

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Gurley's, R. R., resolutions.. 163,198, 203 Remarks.... Mission to England....395 .360 Great movement for the suppression of the slave trade...

161

388

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Buchanan, Governor, Tribute to....20, 21
Burnet's, Hon. Jacob, Address..... .8, 12
Bulfinch's speech

'C.

Contributions.....13, 16, 367, 398,
333, 270, 301, 238, 189, 127, 94,

Clarkson's latest views of Colonization,397 Hon. S. L. Southard..

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.161 Key's, Mr. F, speech.

.202

127 Legacy to the Society..
28 Luminary, Africa's,."
142 Letter from Liberia

Communication-Cause of Colonization.145 Light dawning..

Colonization in Liberia.....

Convention of the friends of African

Colonization...

155 Liberia, from..

Latest from Liberia. 156 Liberia, Colony of..

.72, 253, 264

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