The African race appear as yet to have been com¬
panions onlv of the sufferings of Christ. In the
melancholy scene of His death—while Europe in the
person of the Roman delivered Him unto death, and
Asia in the person of the Jew clamoured for His
execution—Africa was represented in the person of
Simon the Cyrenean, who came patiently bearing
after Him. the load of the cross; and ever since then
poor Africa has been toiling on, bearing the weary
cross of contempt and oppression after Jesus. But
they who suffer with Him shall also reign; and when
the unwritten annals of slavery shall appear in the
judgment, many Simons who have gone meekly
bearing their cross after Jesus to unknown graves,
shall rise to thrones and crowns ! Verily a day
shall come when He shall appear for these His
hidden ones, and then " many that are last shall be
first, and the first shall be last."
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE.
By George Sturge, and S. Morley, Esq., M.P
ON Rev. J. Hcnson's visit to England, Samuel
Morley, Esq., M.P., and George Sturge,
kindly undertook to be the treasurers of the
fund to liquidate the claims of his mortgagees.