AUTHOR OF "THE RAINBOW IN THE NORTH."
ROBERT CARTER & BROTHERS
NO. 285 BROADWAY.
Chapter I. Introduction--the Slave Trade.
Chapter II. The Fellatahs
Chapter III. Yoruba and its People
Chapter IV. Foundation of Abbeokuta--Sierra Leone Emigrants
Chapter V. The Niger Expedition
Chapter VI. The Niger Expedition
Chapter VII. Rev. H. Townsend's Visit to Abbeokuta
Chapter VIII. Badagry
Chapter IX. Arrival at Abbeokuta--Commencement of Work there--Mr. Crowther's Re-union with his Mother and Sisters
Chapter X. Progress of the Work--Baptism of first Converts
Chapter XI. The Rev. J. C. Müller
Chapter XII. Progress of the work--the Queen's and Prince Albert's presents to the Chiefs
Chapter XIII. Persecution
Chapter XIV. The Rev. D. Hinderer--Extension of Mission
Chapter XV. The Dahomian Attack
Chapter XVI. John Baptist Dasalu
Chapter XVII. Ibadan
Chapter XVIII. Abbeokuta Schools--Messages from distant Chiefs--Visit of Commander Forbes
Chapter XIX. Badagry and Lagos
Chapter XX. Conclusion
The writer of this little volume hopes that more will not be expected from it than its title-page professes it to be,--namely, an "outline" of the origin and progress of the Missions in Yoruba. The many interesting details which she has omitted will be found in the periodicals mentioned below." ["The Church Missionary Intelligencer," "The Gleaner," "The Juvenile Instructor," and "The Children's Missionary Magazine."]
There are some pages which it will be painful for others to read, as they have been to herself to transcribe, particularly those relating to the slave-trade. They could not be wholly omitted without altering the character of the book; but the dark deeds have been dwelt on as sparingly as was consistent with the main objects in view--the quickening her own and others' gratitude to God for what He has already done, and the stirring up of every heart to more earnest, strenuous, and prayerful efforts, to rescue these nations from the grasp of Satan; to work while it is day, lest the night should again come upon them, (though the writer trusts it never may,) when no man can work.
For the view of Abbeokuta, and the portrait of the public crier, she is indebted to the kindness of Edward Irving, Esq., M.D., of Her Majesty's Navy, who visited Abbeokuta in December last with Capt. Foote, R.N., by the directions of Commodore Admiral Bruce.