as a ransom for the Prince ; but Foster valued him so highly
for the salutary influence he exerted over the slaves, that
he rejected this proposal. Hut such intreaties were made
by a son of Dr. Cox, and others, that Col. Rahhahman and
his wife received their freedom in the spring of 1828. The
Prince, having been born in 1760, was now about sixty-six
years of age ; forty of which he had passed in bondage.
His character was remarkably exemplary. When he visited
New York and the other northern Atlantic cities, he brought
with him letters of recommendation from Mr. Clay and
other distinguished gentlemen who had cultivated his ac-
quaintance. He became a member of the Baptist church
during the year previous to his manumission. The Prince
embarked with his wife on board the Harriet, which left
Hampton Roads in January. 1829, for Liberia: and he ar¬
rived at Monrovia in Africa, with his wife, May 5th, 1829;
and died on the 9th of the same month, with a Liberia
The city of Timbuctoo is situated in the middle of Afri¬
ca ; and has been the object of the European's curiosity for
many years. The slave-traders from the North, East, and"
West, have spoken of it, and their accounts have been
'rather marvellous. Several travellers have attempted tto
reach it, but none have been able to get so far; and some
have sacrificed their lives to the difficulties of the journey.
The Prince Abduhl describes the city as surrounded by
large and high walls. The government maintains a stand¬
ing army; and the people are well advised in arts and
Honor to the memory of Abduhl, and peace to his ashes.
His honesty and humanity, the " noblest work of God."
He was man's victim, but nature's nobleman.
"The palm's rich nectar, and lie down at eve
In the green pastures of remembered days,
And walk — to wander and to weep no more —
On Congo's mountain-coast, or Gambia's golden shore."