TO MY MOTHERLAND.
versing with several of the natives, men of respectabil¬
ity, and in some instances of education; they complain
bitterly of some of the Europeans, on account of their
laxity of morals and unblushing disregard of the de¬
mands of decency. It is fortunate that the number of
this class of persons is small compared with the number
of high-minded, worthy men who are deservedly much
On the lYth, Sunday, we arrived at Cape Palmas.
Our stay there was short. I contrived to spend about
three hours on shore, and was fortunate in meeting the
Reverend Alex. Crummell, who conducted me to the
two or three places of interest which could be visited
in that time; amongst the rest he took me to the church
in which he sometimes officiates. I was much gratified
to witness more than one hundred natives, including
an old chief, listening with deep attention to the word
of God. I regret exceedingly not being able to ac¬
company my Reverend friend to Mount Vaughn, his
school and dwelling a little way from the town, where
he is doing efficient service in training some promising
native boys, a few of whom I met in his company.
Here I received intelligence of the arrival of the
barque "Mendi" at Monrovia, with my colleague Dr.
Delany on board.
On the 19th July we arrived off Cape Coast Castle,