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done consistently with the peaceable principles of Christianity, and as much in accordance with the harmony and happiness of the various politics of the world as the nature of so important and complicated a subject will possibly admit of. Let us not be so solicitous about the organ or organs. through which we think it will principally be effected, as about the object itself; and be sure that we be faithful and generous in furnishing the means. I am your friend,
BG Colonization Reports.--The 1st, 2nd, , earliest opportunity of carrying into effect 3rd, 4th, 5th, 12th and 15th Annual Reports the wishes of this Board (intimated in their of the American Colonization Society being Resolution passed February 20, 1834, pubnow out of print, it has been the intention lished in the African Repository for March, of the Board of Managers to reprint them, and particularly referred to in the Supplebut the state of their funds has not hitherto mental Report of this Board contained in the permitted the expense. This, they much number for the present month of the same regret, as they are solicitous to comply with work) to obtain, if practicable, a more healmany pressing calls, both from Great Bri- thy and suitable tract of country, at a distain and the United States, for complete sets tance from the sea-coast, than our present of the Reports. The Officers of the Society settlements at Monrovia and its vicinity are therefore, take this method of requesting the found to be, in order that agricultural purseveral Auxiliary Societies and other friends suits, which are deemed more important to whom the Reports have been sent for dis- than any other, may be pursued with untribution, to forward to the Colonization of ceasing, effective industry and intelligence. fice at Washington, as many copies of those first enumerated, as they can spare or pro
COLONIAL PRESS. cure; for which, if desired, any other of the
1 In the African Repository for JuAnnual Reports will be given in exchange. It is supposed that many of the Reports y last, were announced the contriwanted, may be lying idle in various places, (butions of kind friends of the Socie, and may be discovered by a little exertion. ty in New York, for supplying the
A compliance with the request now made, will, it is believed, be of essential service to
colonial printing press with the nethe cause of Colonization.
cessary apparatus. The following
additional intelligence on that subject EMIGRATION AND PROPOSED EXPLORATION. is extracted from the New York Extract froin the Journal of the Board of
| Spectator of August 20th: Managers of the American Colonization
"All the materials were contributed in August 1st, 1834.
this city, and thirty dollars towards the press, It being a well-established fact, that emi. | by the manufacturers-Messrs. Hoe & Co. grants arriving in Liberia during the rainy
There was a balance due to those gentleand sickly season, suffer much more severe
men of two hundred dollars, and a small attacks of fever, (which more frequently
sum for a keg of Printing-ink-in all about prove fatal) than those do who arrive in
two hundred and ten dollars. This amount, the dry and healthy season; and it being as
we have the pleasure to state, has been recertained that the middle of the month of
mitted to us by Rev. Cortlandt Van Renssel. November is the best time to sail from this
aer-being a donation from the State Socie
ty at Albany." country to the colony
Resolved, That, in future, this Society I'The aid thus furnished to the cowill endeavour, as far as practicable, to send lonial press, by the benevolent citiout their emigrants to Liberia in, the month
zens of New York, is opportunely of November annually, that they may experience the seasoning sickness of the climate
and judiciously bestowed. The Lias lightly as possible.
beria Herald, though conducted with August 7th, 1834.
ability and in an interesting manner, Resolved, That instructions be sent to Mr. I has not hitherto received a degree of Pinney, our Colonial Agent at Liberia, by the vessel expected to sail from New York patronage which would enable the about the middle of this month, to take the Proprietor to give to it an external
appearance suitable to its merit in Colonization and slavery. There is other respects. Some time longer deep and strong feeling at work for must of course elapse before the colo- the benefit of our whole colored popnial subscription list can be expected ulation. We rejoice in all wise and to authorise an increase of expense in judicious measures for the improvepublishing the paper, it is highly de- ment of their condition and the elesirable that it should receive a liberal vation of their character. patronage in the United States.
At a meeting of the General AssoSubscriptions to the LIBERIA HER- ciation of Connecticut, on the 19th ALD, will be received at the Office of of June, the following resolutions the American Colonization Society. were introduced by Rev. Leonard Terms two DOLLARS a year in ad-Bacon, and adopted vance.
1. Resolved, That to buy or sell human
beings, and to hold them and treat them as From the National Intelligencer, August 16.] merchandize, or to treat servants, free or LIBERIA.
bond, in any manner inconsistent with the “Messrs. Editors: Many of your city readers fact that they are intelligent and voluntary will remember JAMES BROWN, a coloured beings made in the image of God, is a violaman, formerly a resident here, and univer- tion of the promises of the word of God, and sally esteemed as one of the most intelligent should be treated by all the church of our and industrious men of colour among us.
| Lord Jesus Christ as an immorality inconHe left this city for Liberia in November last, sistent with a profession of the Christian since which time many reports of his death, | religion. loss of family, &c. ħave been circulated! 2. Resolved, That this Association reamong the coloured people of this vicinity. gards the laws and usages in respect to slaIt will, doubtless, gratify his friends, and the very, which exist in many of the States of friends of the colonization cause, to hear of this Union, as inconsistent with the charachis well-doing. We have to-day seen a letter and responsibilities of a free and Christer from him, in which he expresses his great tian people; and holds it to be the duty of satisfaction with the country and his prosa every Christian, and especially of every pects. Indeed, he is already reaping the minister of the gospel, to use all prudent fruits of his industry and perseverance. At and lawful efforts for the peaceful abolition the time of writing (May 14th) he was conva- of slavery: lescent, after a slight illness of 10 days from 3. Resolved, That this Association regards the “seasoning fever,” with which himself with great sympathy and hope, the efforts and family were attacked. If you can find which have recently been commenced by room for the annexed advertisement, taken Christians of various denominations in the from the Liberia Herald of April 29, it will / slave-holding states for the thorough instrucprobably do more to satisfy his coloured tion of the colored population in the Chrisbrethren here that he really is in Liberia than tian religion; and looks to the gentle and any thing that can be written. ; .. T.
peaceful yet mighty influences of the gospel C. DRUGS AND MEDICINES. of Christ, as the great and indispensable
J.BROWN,Druggist and Apothecary, late means, not only of making the masters wil: of Washington City, respectfully informs ling to emancipate and enfranchise their the citizens of Liberia, that he has taken the slaves, but also of preparing the slaves for house formerly occupied by W. L. Weaver, I the use and enjoyment of freedom. Esqr. in Broad street, where he is now open
4. Resolved, That in view of the recent ing an extensive assortment of Drugs and exposition of their principles and plans by Medicines, imported in the brig Argus, from
the managers of the American Colonization the United States, which he offers for sale on Society, in their address to the public, and reasonable terms.
in view of the efficiency, fidelity, and wisAlso, Spices of different kinds, &c.. | dom, of the present Governor of Liberia, as Lamps and Lamp Oil, &c.
| manifested in the narrative of his proceedLiberia, April 28, 1834.
|ings, contained in his late communication JAMES BROWN carried with him, from to the Board of Managers, this association this city, the respect of every man, white as
entertains an increased confidence in that well as black, who knew him. He spent institution, and does hereby recommend to "Several years in the store of Messrs. Todd the ministers and churches of Connecticut & Co. of this city, druggists and chemists, in to continue their cooperation in that benévlearning the business which he has commen
olent undertaking, especially by contributced in Liberia.-Editors Nat. Intel.
i ng to the funds of the society at some con
venient opportunity on or about the 4th of GENERAL AssociATION OF CONNECTICUT. July. - Many of the Ecclesiastical Bodies | of the country are: beginning to ex
... COLONIZATION MEETINGS.
Pursuant to previous notice, a public meet press their opinions on the subject of sing of the Fayette County Colonization
Society was held at the Methodist Episcopal | our citizens have lately formed a Coionizachurch, at Lexington, Ky. on Friday eve- tion Society in this place. It is in contemning, the 8th of August. A very large au- plation to hold a meeting in a few days for dience assembled, both white and colored. organizing the society. The subject of Co
Gen. J. M. McCALLA was called to the lonization has very slightly engaged the atchair; and the meeting was opened with tention of the citizens of this place for some prayer, by the Rev. Mr. Kavanaugh, of the years past. The cause of this apathy may Methodist church.
I probably be traced to the unfavourable imMr. R. S. Finley occupied a few minutes pressions which some have entertained of in making some interesting statements res. The colony of Monrovia. Many of the unpecting the character, views, and future plans favourable accounts which circulated conof the American Colonization Society, cerning the colony have been shewn to be which he concluded by stating, that Joseph either totally false or exaggerations. It is Jones, the coloured man present, had been true, the friends of the colony have formed sent out to Liberia by the Kentucky Colo-anticipations which have not been realized, nization Society, to collect information res- but still, we are not aware of any real ground pecting the country, with the view of retur- for discouragement. The only reasonable ning to render a report of his mission. He objection which we hear brought against had peforined this duty well; and he took that the colony of Monrovia, is, that it is unhealopportunity of testifying to his intelligence thy. But this objection will cease when a and moral worth.
system of agriculture suitable to the climate Alter Mr. Finley had concluded his re- is introduced, for much of the inortality of marks, Jos. Jones was introduced to the au- that place was occasioned by the use of the dience, and a committee of three gentlemen | tropical fruits. It may probably be some (Rev. N. H. Hall, Mr. W. A. Leavy and years yet before the disadvantages attendant Mr. R. S. Finley,) was appointed by the upon emigrating to a different climate will be Chairman, to propose questions to him on the overcome. Experience will have to point subject of his mission to Africa. The exam-out what course is to be avoided and what ination occupied a considerable length of pursued. At the time of the first settlement time, and was so conducted as to give the of our western states, many of the settlers audience an opportunity of hearing the ques. suffered for want of an acquaintance with tions and responces. We have seldom atten- | the climate, soil, plants, &c. Even at the ded a meeting at which more deep interest | present day whole villages, and fertile farms was generally manifested. . The statements have been deserted on our western frontier, of Jones, in reply to the interrogatories pro- on account of a sickness, supposed to be 'inposed, evinced a sound and discriminating un directly produced by some yet undiscoverderstanding, and showed conclusively, that| ed poisonous plant; and all are aware of the the State Society had made a happy selection distress of the first American colonists, in their choice of agent to explore the Libe which was incident upon their settling in a rian Colony. A number of questions in writ land with which they were unacquainted. ing were sent in by coloured persons; all of In an address of the Colonization Society which were promptly answered.
now before us, dated 1827, it is said that, On motion of Rev. B. 0. Peers, a subscrip-'for the last five years not one person in tion paper was circulated and some collections forty, from the middle and southern states made for the benefit of the American Coloni-has died from change of climate.' But the zation Society; and on motion of Rt. Rev. new colony which has been formed by the Bishop . Smith, it was Resolved, That the Maryland Legislature at Cape Palmas is on thanks of this society and meeting be tender- a high and healthy situation. Even Euroed to Mr. Jones for the gratification afforded peans are said to have resided there for in the interesting details of his mission to months without experiencing an hour of which we have this evening listened. And, sickness. This Colony we believe lies on motion, it was Resolved, That the pub about 70 miles south of Monrovia; the terri. lishers of newspapers of this city, be request tory has recently been purchased by the ed to insert the proceedings of this meeting Maryland Colonization Society from four in each of their several papers. The meeting African Kings. then adjourned.
One thing which will cause the coloniza“That the tendency of this interesting tion of Africa to receive the patronage of meeting was,” says the Editor of the Wes- the friends of humanity is, that the slave tern Luminary, “to exert an influence deci- trade cannot be effectually suppressed while dedly favourable to the interests of African the African coast remains unprotected. Colonization, we presume no one who was The present laws which declare the slave present can doubt. We are glad that our trade piracy, are totally inadequate to its fellow citizens in different parts of the State suppression. The slave trade is still carried are to enjoy the satisfaction of attending on even in a worse manner than if no such meetings of a character similar to this.” imperfect laws existed. Slavers crowd their
decks with their unlawful cargo, knowing AUXILIARY SOCIETIES. that it is as dangerous to run the risk of be[From the Carlisle (Pa.) Expositor, July 8.] ing captured with a few as with a great COLONIZATION.
number of slaves. When civilization exWe understand that a large number of tends along the western coast of Africa the
slave trade will cease. Mr. Leonard, a sur. and the prohibition of the acquisition of ter. geon in the British Navy, supposes that out ritory, except by fair purchase from the naof sixty thousand slaves stolen from Africa, tive Princes and proprietors of the soil."
only two thousand are recaptured and re | Article IV. An annual subscription of not. * turned.
less than 25 cents, payable in advance, shall
constitute an individual a member of this SoTHE COLONIZATION SOCIETY OF CUMBER- ciety; the payment at one time of 15 dollars
LAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. a lite member; and one hundred dollars a life Agreeably to notice, a large number of director. the citizens of Carlisle, convened in the Me. Article V, Section 1. The regular meet. thodist Episcopal Church, on Thursday ings of this Society shall be semi-annually, evening the 17th July, 1834, at 8 o'clock in on the anniversary of the American Indethe evening, for the purpose of forming a pendence and on the first Monday in January. Colonization Society, to aid in colonizing Section II. The officers of this Society the free People of Color, in Africa. The shall be a President, Vice Presidents, Direcfollowing persons were duly elected officers tors, Secretary, and a Treasurer. : of the meeting, to wit:
Section III. T'he President, two Vice Pres. Hon. JOHN REED, President.
idents, two Directors, a Secretary and TreaRev. JOB GUEST, 1. 7. Pres's.
surer, shall be elected annually at a regular Rev. GEO. E. HARE, 3
meeting on the anniversary of American InJohn F. HEY,
dependence. GEO. FLEMING,
Section IV. The Pastors of Churches who The meeting was opened by an address to make an annual collection in their respective the throne of Grace by the Rev. Mr. Guest. Churches for the funds of this Society, shall
The object of the meeting was then stated (be Vice Presidents thereof. First by the President.
Article VI. Section 1. The President, Vice When on motion of Dr. Oliver Holmes, Jr. Presidents, Directors, Secretary and Treasur(who enforced the motion with some re. er, shall constitute a Board of Managers. marks,) a committee, was appointed to draft Section II. The Board of Managers, shall a constitution for the consideration of the meet on the first Tuesday of April, July, meeting.
October, and January to transact business of The following committee was appointed, the Society and any three of them shall conto wit: Dr. Oliver Homes, Jr. Geo. A. Lyon, 1stitute a quorum. George Metzgar, James H. Devor, Esquires, Article VII. Section I. The Secretary shall and Ňr. Gad Day.
keep a regular journal of the transactions of The committee retired for a short time. the Board of Managers, which he shall reDuring its absense James Hamilton Esg.port to the regular meetings of the Society. offered the following resolution:
He shall sign all orders upon the Treasurer, Resolved, That every inducement yet and all notices of the Society. He shall keep exists to encourage the friends of Coloniza- a fair and impartial account with every memtion to persevere in their grand and noble ber, and upon the collection of any monies undertaking of planting a colony of free for the use of the society, he shall transmitit men on the coast of Africa. Which he sup- to the Treasurer, taking his receipt for the ported in a number of forcible remarks per- same in a book kept for the purpose, and tinent to the subject.
shall perform all such other duties as the naThe resolution was seconded by Dr. J. ture of his office requires. Paxton and sustained in a short speech. He Article VIII. The duty of the Treasurer was followed by George Metzgar, Esq. the shall be to take charge of the funds of the same side, and by A. G. Ege, and Jas. H. Society, and keep a regular account of its Devor. The resolution was adopted.. receipts and expenditures, and at the regular
The committee appointed for that purpose meetings of the Society to report the state of reported a draft of a constitution, which, its funds. after one or two slight amendments, was Article IX. The President shall have powadopted, and is as follows, to wit:
er to call extra meetings of the Society; in Article 1. This society shall be called case of absence or sickness of the President, THE COLONIZATION SOCIETY OF CUMBER- one of the Directors may do so. LAND County, and be auxiliary to the Article X. This Constitution shall not be American Colonization Society.
altered or amended except at the anniversary Article II. The objects' to which its la- meeting of the Society, by a vote of twobors shall be devoted, are–First, To pro-thirds of the members present. vide for Colonizing and civilizing Africa The following committee was then, on mothrough the direct instrumentality of Colour. tion appointed to procure signers of the Coned Emigrants from the United States..--and stitution, to wit: Dr. Oliver Homes, Jr. Second, To promote, by all legal and consti- Thomas B. Jacobs, Elisha White, J. H. Detutional means, the intellectual and moral vor, and Wm. D. Ramsey, Esquires. improvement of the African race.
Resolved, That the Secretaries furnish Article III. The principles upon which each member of the committee with a printthis Society bases its operations, are, peace ed copy of the Constitution. The and temperance in aid of religion, dissuasion | Resolved, That the proceedings of the from warfare on the part of the Colonists, I meeting be published, and that this meeting
do now adjourn, to meet in the same place Colonization Society of Lane Seminary; and on Friday evening the 25th inst. at half past shall be auxiliary to the American Colonizaun o'clock. Adjourned.
tion Society. Hon. JOHN REED, President.
ART. 2. Its object shall be to collect and · Rev. JOB GUEST, 3 V. Presidents.
diffuse information upon the subject of Afm Rev. GEO. E. HARE, } '.fi
can Colonization; to devise means of elevatJohn F. Hey,
ing that long neglected class of our fellowmen, the free coloured population of our
country; by contributing to the funds of the An adjourned meeting of the Cumberland parent institution, to aid those who may inCounty Colonization Society, Auxiliary to telligently decide that it is for their interest the American Colonization Society, was held / and happiness to colonize in Africa, or elsein the Methodist E. Church of this place on where; by calm and dispassionate reasoning, Friday the 25th July, · The Revd. G. E. to excite public attention to that odious sin Hare, V. P. in the chair. The following in the sight of God, and foul stain upon our order of business was attended to:
| national character, negro slavery; and to en1. The Committee to whom had been as- deavour, by kind exhibitions of truth, and signed the duty of soliciting the co-operation appeals to the conscience and the interest of the citizens reported, that they had pro- of the slave-holder, to effect its speedy tercured the signatures of about seventy indi- mination. viduals as the result, in some instances, of ART. 3. The officers of this society shall a partial and hasty effort.
be a President, Vice President, Secretary 2. On motion, Resolved, That an oppor and Treasurer, who shall perform the duties tunity be offered to any present to sign the usually connected with their respective offiConstitution.
ces; and an executive committee of six, 3. On motion, Resolved, That this meeting whose duty it shall be to direct the corresgo into an election of officers for the pres-pondence, and manage the general concerns ent year, agreeably to the Constitution of of the society. this Society: When it appeared the follow- Art. 4. The society shall hold meetings ing gentlemen were elected:
on the first Wednesday evenings of Novem'The Hon. John Reed, President; Mr. ber and March, and an annual meeting on Robert Irwin and James Hamilton, Esq. the first Wednesday evening of July. "The Vice Presidents; Messrs. Gad Day & Andrew officers shall be chosen annually at the meetBlair, Directors; E. White, Esq. Treasurer, ing in November. and John F. Hey, Secretary.
Art. 5. Any member of Lane Seminary 4. On motion of G. A. Lyon, Esq. may become a member of this society by Resolved, That the Secretary address a note, subscribing the constitution. to the ministers of the different churches in
E. Š. HUNTINGTON, President. this place, requesting them in the name of L. BRIDGMAN, Vice President. this Society to take up a collection in their R. L. STANTON, Secretary. respective churches for the purpose of aiding | J. H. MATTISON, Treasurer. the Young Men's Colonization Society of
? Pennsylvania, auxiliary to the American Co. Z. KENT HAWLEY, S. C. MASTERS, lonization Society in their noble efforts now J. LAUGHLIN, J. WEEKS, making, to provide for the emigration, to H. H. SPALDING, L. L. G. WHITNEY. Africa, of the One hundred and ten coloured persons, manumitted by Dr. Hawes of
RICHARD LANDER. Virginia; and that the Secretary be and here. The death of Richard Lander, the discovby is authorized and instructed to receive erer of the great geographical problem of the all the monies that may be so collected and Niger, has added another to the numerous that may be on hand for subscriptions or do- | victims who have perished in the attempt to nations, and transmit the same to the Sec- explore the interior of Africa. Accounts retary of the Young Men's Colonization So- brought by the last English packet state that ciety of Pennsylvania, aux. &c. for the pur- he was murdered by the natives several hunpose aforesaid.
miles up the river, whither he had gone on a 5. On motion, Resolved, That a committee commercial expedition." be appointed by the chair, to procure subscri- The history of African Discovery is a his bers to the Constitution. The following gen- tory of unexampled mortality. Since the tlemen were appointed, viz: Drs. L. Foulke feeble attempts of the Portuguese and Eng. and McNally, Messrs. Thos. Hennessy, Jno. lish trading Companies to penetrate into the Phillips, and w. S. Ramsey. '.
interior, down through the numerous expe6. On motion, Resolved, That the pro- ditions fitted out by the “African Associaceedings of this meeting be published in the tion," and the British Government, how few Journals of this place.
-two or three at the most-of the travellers 7. On motion, adjourned. .
have survived the journey. Not one has JOHN F. HEY, Secretary. survived a second attempt-Caille and John
Lander are still living, though it would not Constitution of the Colonization Society of be surprising if they should follow the ex
Lane Seminary, (0.) . ample of their predecessors and renew their ART. 1. This society shall be called the efforts--to share a similar fate. With this