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itory, from the Fredericksburg Arena proportioned to the wealth, intelligence, and of thao. of the 22d of August, the well written pub of Avust the well writton I public spirit, of the community around us.
"| 'That so little has been done, can be attribuand comprehensive though brief Re-Itedo
unport of the Managers of the Frede- table apathy pervading and benumbing the ricksburg and Falmouth Feinale Aux-public' mind, towards the Colonization iliary Colonization Society. Their scheme: an apathy, traceable at once to ig
norance of what the society has done, and eloquent appeal in behalf of the cause mi
misapprehension of what it designs to do.in which they are engaged will not, Some of its adversaries charge it, with aimit is hoped, be heard in vain, in a State ing secretly at Abolition; others, with a deadso much interested as Vircinia is in ly and unpardonable hostility to Abolition.
Leaving these inconsistent objections to be the success of the Colonizing Scheme, refuted, as well by their mutual contradicand where female benevolence is so tion, as by their inherent and oft established deservedly influential. The deter- falsehood, the Board will simply declare, that
the object of the Colonization Society is, 1 mination of the ladies of Fredericks
settle, in Africa, such free persons of colour as burg and Falmouth to direct their ef. may freely consent to go thither; anid that the forts to the encouragement of female chiei end of this removal is, Po impiore the education at the Colony is calculated condition of the emigrants. Two secondary
advantages are indeed expected: relief to to produce the most important bene.
America; civilization, christianity and free fits to Liberia, and will, we trust, government, to Africa: but these objects, so find many imitators among our fair vast in the eye of the statesman and philancountry women throughout the union. I thropist, are yet immeasurably subordinate
to the first, in the wishes of the Colonization Report of the Board of Managers of the Fred Society.
ericksburg and Fulmouth Female Coloniza But not even the unjust ascription of imtion Society, presented July 4th, 1834. proper motives has so much averted public The receipts of the Society, from the 20th
favour from this cause, as ignorance and un
beliet of its actual and probable success. In of July, 1833, to the 4th of July, 1834, were
vain has the Colony lived down the croakings Balance on hand 30th July, 1833,“ 63 57
of those prophets, who averred its speedy
and total failure to be inevitable: in vain has $194 85
it advanced in population, wealth and the The receipts accrued from the subscrip.
useful arts, beyond all former colonies tions of members, and the donations of
known to History: in vain have its advantafriends. Among both of these classes, the
ges, and its successful progress, been heraldladies in the country have been conspicuous
ed forih by its white friends, by deputies for zeal and liberality. The disbursements
of our coloured people, sent out to examine
its real condition; and by the colonists themwereFor outfit and passage to Norfolk of two
selves, in a touching and persuasive appeal Colonists,
to their brethren here. The public ear has Cash sent to the Parent Society at
been deaf, thc public mind has been drugged Washington, •
so as to hear not, or understand not, the truth • • • 167 00
so repeatedly and impressively told: and at $194 37
this wonent, ninety-nine hundredths of the Balance on hand,
Virginia people know none of the material facts relative to the colony. That it posses.
ses 5 or 6000 square miles of land so fertile, $194 85
in a climate so congenial to the black man's The two colonists above mentioned were constitution, as to be capable of sustaining Sally, a woman freed by Mr. William Berry, a million of inhabitants, with power to exof Orange, and Melinda, a gir) liberated by tend its doininion peaceably, alınost at pleaMr. John Morton, late of Fredericksburg - sure, over the surrounding wilds—that it has with a direct view to their settlement in Af-three towns, one of which contains 220 rica. They sailed in November last, on board dwelling houses, several Churches for Christhe ship Jupiter, from Norfolk, among 54 emi- tian worship, several schools, a newspaper grants. That vessel, having safely deposit-press, prosperous warehouses of merchaned its freight in Liberia, returned, more than dize, and wharves and a port enlivened by four months ago, to our own shores.
an active commerce-that it numbers already The outfit of those two colonists, and the three thousand inhabitants-that it enjoys a remittance of that small sum to the Ameri-government on the American model, with can Colonization Society, constitute all the jury trial and a well disciplined militia, those fruits of our little association during the past best bulwalks of Liberty—that it has done year. With chagrin and regret we acknowl-much, and bids fair to do much more, toedge a result so unworthy of our cause--so wards extirpating the African slave tradeincommensurate with the results of other that the surrounding . native tribes are similar associations--and so incalculably dis- | peaceably and amicably disposed-that two
of them have placed themselves under the well educated females in every community. protection of the colony, soliciting a share They think these are apparent to every mind. in its polity, and are sending their children Much has been done in promoting female to its schools—and that this triumphant pro- education in the colony, by societies in Richgress is the work, not of some powerful gov- mond, Philadelphia, New York and else. ernment, but of private bounty and private where--With these we might co-operate. enterprise alone-are facts, utterly unknown The most enlightened friends of Colonization to the great mass of our peuple, yet as un | highly approve of this diversion of funds from questionable as the existence of London, or the general coffers of the society, to the as the events of the American Revolution. specific object of education in Liberia, and
With these facts in view, no reflecting it would seem to us that it is peculiarly beinind can doubt, that the colony must suc- fitting our sex to be thus engaged. ceed. It will present, every year, ample To assist in the regeneration of one conti. accommodations and inore resistless attrac-nent and the amelioration of another, are the tions to our free coloured people. The daily | noble ends before us. Yet noble as they are, decrease in the cost of transportation, wiil | the means of attaining them, happily, do not soon enable thousands, annually, to emi- wholly disdain female co-operation. Gentlegrate. They will prefer a land where wealth ness, persuasion, self-denial, industry, and and social dignity, and all the natural re- perseverance, are chief implements of the wards of merit, await them, to one where, work: and who will say that to employ these whatever their talents and virtues, their in- is unfeminine? Let us, without overstep. evitable lot is hopeless and perpetual degra- ping the sphere of our sex, exert the faculdation. They will flock to Africa: they will ties which Providence has for good purposes fill, they will regenerate it.
bestowed. Wonian may not, indeed, thunOne of the most important duties of the der in the Senate, or declaim in popular asSociety obviously is,'to diffuse widely a semblies: butat the fireside, no decorum forknowledge of the facts, which commend the bids her to plead with tongue and pen, the colony to public favour. The whites should cause of bleeding humanity and justice. be enlightened on the subject, that they may iler exertions there, may enlist that elo. speed on the work: the free people of colour, quence, which custom permits to challenge that they may willingly and joyfully embrace and captivate the public ear. In this great that bettered condition, which is offered cause, she may effect much by direct errorts; them in the clime of their ancestors. How by an intermediate agency, she may accomstrenuously diligent should each member of plish more; and may share largely of the beour little association be, in shedding this nedictions which two continents will probabenign light upon the darkened minds of her bly one day outpour upon the early advocountry!--in amassing information, in ex-cates of African Colonization. plaining the merits of the cause; in circulat- | ing pamphlets and documents that may ex- ! In pursuance of the suggestions of the hioit those merits justly; and in stimulating Board of Managers, the Society, at its meether friends to study them!
ing on the 4th July, 1334, determined 10 as. Perhaps the greatest present want of the sume the character of a Female Africa: Edcolony, is the want of usefully instructed citi-ucation Society--the objects of which should zens. Education, vital to every free com- be the promotion of female Education in the inunity, is peculiarly so to Liberia, from the Colony of Liberia. the very natural deficiences under which its people have heretofore labored. The laws [From the Geneva (N. Y.) Gazette, July 9t2.7 of Virginia forbid the teaching of free colour · At a meeting of the Young Men of'Geneed persons to read anıl write: but means va, held for the purpose of forming a Colonimight be adopted to promote their instruc-zation Society, J. W. STANSBURY was calltion after landing in Liberia: and owners, ed to the chair, and J. W. TILLMAN appointwho design to manumit for deportation, en secretary. should be made sensible how important it is The objects of the Society were briefly to fit the mind for freedom, before that other stated; and on motion, wise dangerous boon is conferred.
Resolved, That we do form ourselves into With these views of the importance of Ed-1.a Colonization Society, auxiliary to the New ucation, the Board of Managers would beg York State Colonization Society. leave respectfully to recommend a change in
| Messrs. S. M. Hopkins, Webster, Butler, the character and objects of the Society-- | Dixon, Dox, Sill, Bronson and Greves were Devolving upon the National and State soappointed a committee to prepare a constitucieties the duty of removing emigrants to tion for the Society, and report at the next Africa, they would suggest the propriety of meeting. confining the exertions of this association to Messrs. S. Hopkins, Hamlin, Handy, Dox, the specific obiect of encouraging Female Ed- and Dixon, were appointed a committee to ucation in the Colony of Liberia. The Man- prepare and report resolutions expressive of agers do not think it necessary to dilate here the sense of this meeting. upon the importance, in every point of view, ! Adjourned to meet on Monday evening, of the blessings of education in the early sta- / 30th June. ges of a colony such as Liberia, nor of the The Society met pursuant to adjournmen', benign influences likely to be dispensed by J. W. Stansbury in the chair.
J. W. Stansbury in the chair.
occasion. Adjourned. Mr. S. Hopkins from the committee, re- ! Published by order of the Board of Direcported the following resolutions, which were tors. j. W. STANSBURY, Ch'n. adopted:
J. W. TILLMAN, Sec’y. Resolved, That the plan of colonizing the free colored population of our country, pre From the Christian Intelligencer. sents the only safe and practicable means of
COLONIZATION MEETING. elevating them to a proper place among the
Catskill, 220 July, 1834. members of the human family.
Messas. Editors.--As we believe that Resolved, That while we sincerely depre- the promotion of the Colonization Society is cate the existence of slavery in our land, we the only feasible method of benefiting the coconfidently apprehend that immediate and lored population of our country, and of preuniversal emancipation would prove disas- serving the community from the horrors controus to the liberated slave, and seriously in- sequent on the excitement of popular indig. terrupt the harmony of our federal union. I nation respecting the subject of abolition
Resolved, That, although the extinction of -We are very happy to communicate some slavery in our land is a consummation ar- account of a Colonization Meeting held in dently to be desired by every patriot, we en- | this place last evening. tirely disclaim any legal right whatever, to This was an adjourned Meeting from a interfere in the subject of slavery, and desire foriner one a fortnight since. Dr. Porter to work only through the influence of moral was called to the chair, and Rev. Mr. Owen suasion.
opened with prayer. Resolved, That the political emancipation "The following resolutions were moved and of the colored population of our country, pre- carried without a dissenting voice. sents one of the most interesting and impor-| Resolved, That the apathy of the communitant considerations for the deliberation of our ty to the interests of the Colonization Society enlightened people, and that the elevation of is deeply to be deplored and portentous of their moral and intellectual character, un evil. folds one of the noblest fields for 1 nilanthro | Resolved, That the Colonization Society pic enterprise.
is a generous, rational, and practicable expeResolved, That the ancient and deep-root dient to do good to the coloured population ed prejudices existing throughout our coun- 1 of the United States, and has redeemed its try, and several radical distinctions of char- i pledges as far as the period of its existence acter, interpose invincible barriers to the po- could lead us to expect. litical and social amalgama'ion of the colored Resolved, That any past mistakes in the with the white population.
managementos the Colonizatioa Society conResolved, That the voli:ntary emigration stitute no reason why efficient pecuniary aid of the free colored population of our country should now be withheld. to the land of their fathers, is calculated to Resolved, That while this meeting entireexert a most happy influence, in clevating ly condemns the riotous proceedings directthem in the scale of rational beings; in ed against the abolitionists in N. York, and checking the enormities of the slave trade, elsewhere; yet we perceive in these acts . and in introduci: 5 civilization and christi- the anticipated and legitimate results of the anity among the bar barous tribes of Africa. Abolition scheme.
Mr. Dixon from the committee, presented Resolved, That Messrs. Dr. Haugland, and a constitution, which was adopted.
Maitby Sayre, be a committee to solicit from The following persons were then elected our citizens subscriptions in favour of the officers of the Society:
| Colonization Society.
tained in the June number of the Repository, HORACE WEBSTER, WM. E. SILL, John was read with great acceptance. No doubt GREVES, P. M. Dox, L. W. HAMLIN, Board public opinion among us is greatly strengthof Directors.
ened in favor of Colonization, by recent On motion of Mr. C. Butler,
events. Yours, Resolved, That the Board of Directors be
Philo AFRICANUS 2D. requested to confer with the different clergymen of this village, upon the propriety of
PREACHING TO SLAVES. presenting the subject of colonization to! We are informed that Mr. Van Rensselaer their respective congregations, and taking up | [son of Hon. S. Van Rensselaer of Albany,] a collection in aid of the objects of the Socie- has preached to the slaves at more than 20
different places in Halifax, and that he has Resolved, That the Board of Directors be been sustained and encouraged in these lainstructed to call a special meeting of the so bors, by the proprietors of the largest planciety on the evening preceding the com- tations and the most respectable citizens of mencement of Geneva College, and to ap- that county. The estimation in which his point a person to deliver an address on that labors are held, wherever he is known, is of
itself a refutation of the remark which good | BETH THOMPSON'S School in the Methodist men sometimes countenance,-that-northern Meeting House, and I cannot express the ministers will not be reccived by the people, or great interest felt on the occasion. Our cannot be useful at the South.” This remark, warehouses were shut up, so that all might in the unqualified manner in which it is attend. It was very largely attended, alsometimes uttered, implies a slander on the though each had to pay 12 1-2 cents. Mr. intelligence and character of the southern | EDEN, at New Georgia, among the re-cappeople, which we consider very unjust. It tured Africans, is doing well.” fakes it for granted that the people are so fully under the dominion of local prejudices 1 We understand that the Ladies' and have so little liberality and discrimina
Society intend very shortly establishtion in their estimates of character, that the fact that a man was born or educated north ing a Manual Labour School, under of the Potomac, is a suficient reason for them the charge of a highly respectable to exclude him from their Society, or at least friend and his wife, in the new Coto refuse hin adinission to spheres of useful-Iony of Pennsylvanis founded by the
lony of Pennsylvania, founded by the ness where his services are greatly needed. The imputation of such a prejudice to the Young Men's Colonization Society. southern people on Rass?, is very unjust.-- at Bassa Cove, and as their funds are There may be some narrow minded souls of inadequate for meeting the heavy this sort in every paradiel of latitude-butavnenditure of their artond
expenditure of their extended benerthis is not the character of the enlightened christian communitr, and of intelligent eiti- olence, we hope they will be rememzens generally in the southern States. Let bered and patronized by some of our northern men possess the principles, spirit, affluent citizens. and character, which mir. V. R. has manifested, and they will be well received by re
DEFERRED ARTICLES. spectable citizens as soon as their character shall be known.-Richmond Tel.
The following Letter and Resolu[From Poulson's Daily Advertiser.]
Ition were expected to appear in formLIBERIA.
Jer numbers of the Repository, but We rejoice to notice that each ar
were casually omitted:rival from the Colony affords new
[From the N. Y. Spectator, June 2d.]
COLONIZATION SOCIETY. proofs of the benefits conferred on The foliowing gratifying letter with its long-suffering Africa by the wise and enclosure, was received on Saturday:philanthropic labors of the American
NEW YORK, May 31, 1834.
Dear Sir--In presenting this 100 dollars Colonization Society. The following ,
wing permit me to state the following circumextract from the letter of an old and stance:--About a week since, a person an!!. bighly respectable colored colonist, ed on me, and stated that, in May, 15.de to a gentlemau of Philadelphia, will, came to my office and exchanged some
money, and he thinks he received å hun 'red we are sure, gratify the friends of the ,
are sure, gracily memehub 01 une cuilars more than he was entitled to, and cause:
that he called several days after to see if uur "Our new and excellent Governor (PIN-'cash indicated such a mistake, butt. i the WEY) is quite indefatigable in his labors to clerk: .!.! not ascertain certainly that this push forward the interests of the Colony, was the wise. lie hesitated some a'sout reand strongly reminds us of the sainted Ash- turning it, and yet felt unwilling to retain it. mun. He has determined upon and taken I inqnd if under the circumstances he measures to re-establish a public farm near woulu il satisfied to have the amount preCaldwell, on the plan of Dr. Ashmun, where sented to the Colonization Society, to which all idle persons and vagrants may be placed. he replied yes. This therefore, is cheerfulMany persons are going to farming, and I ly given in the hope that it may aid t... good am within bounds when I say that three cause in which your society is engaged. times the quantity of ground will be put un- |
I am yours, der cultivation this season, over any preced
RUFUS L. NEVINS. ing year.”
Of that admirable lady, Mrs. San- COLONIZATION SOCIETY IN THE CITY OF SOM, whose inestimable Jabors in
At a meeting of the Board of Managers, planting Schools in Africa, are but too held July 22, little known and appreciated. he says: It was resolved, That a Select Committee
"I am happy to inform you, that the be appointed to inquire and ascertain what Schools supported by the Ladies of Phila- free persons of color sustained injury in their delphia, continue to exert the most bencfi- | persons or property during the laté riots in cial iniluence on our rising generation, and this city, with power to collect subscriptions many will live to bless the name of BEULAH for their benefit, and apply the same to their SANSOM. We had an exhibition of ELIZA- | relief.
CONTRIBUTIONS To the American Colonization Society in the month of September, 1834.
Gerrit Smith's First Plan of Subscription. John S. Walton, New Orleans,
' . - 100 Collections from Churches. Accomac and Northampton counties, Va.- from three Methodist Episcopal congregations, received from James A. Massey, - - ..
- $8 65 Do from Mr. Massey and another friend,
av min . . Alexandria, at the 1st Presbyterian church, by Rev. Elias Harrison, . . 15 5 do at the 2nd
do do at the Baptist church, by Rev. S. Cornelius, . Bath, New Hainpshire, by Rev. D. Sutherland, Belmont county, Ohio, Crab Apple Congregation, by Rev. J. Coon
12 51 Creagerstown, Maryland, by Mr. Mettane, a Cross Creek, Jefferson county, Ohio, St. James's church, by Rev. J. Morse, Danby, Tompkins county, N. Y. New Jerusalem church, by Rev. Lewis Beers, *Indianapolis, Presbyterian church, by Rev. W. A. Halliday, - - 20 si * do Methodist do by Rev. Calvin Ruter, - . . 15 2 Lawrence Presbyterian church, by Rev. Henry Axtell, . Lebanon, Alleghany county, Pa. Presbyterian church, by Rev. T. D. Baird Lee, Massachusetts, in Rev. Joshua N. Danforth's church, Maryland, by Rev. William Matchett,
50 Slippery Rock, Pa. congregation, do do Trenton, N.J.-in the Methodist Episcopal Church, by Rev. T. Windham, Ohio, by Rev. Wm. Hanford,.- . Winchester, at the Episcopal Church, by Rev. James Jackson,
12 67 Xenia, Ohio, in the congregation of Rev. Andrew W. Poage, -, - , in the Associate congregation of Rev. Andrew Herron,
Donation. From Miss E. R. Winter, Alexandria, .
Auxiliary Societies. Indiana Colonization Society,
4 17 Xenia Female do, by Miss Mary Martin, Treasurer,
- 60 in the receipts from Auxiliary Societies, published in the August No. of the Repository, for “Crawford county, Va. $30,” read “Crawford county, Pennsylvania, $30."
- 2 50 Collections made in Ohio, last year, by the Rev. F. W. Thomas, Agent, not before ack1833.
nowledged : September 23, At a meeting in Dr. Beecher's Presbyterian church,
- 15 1 October 1, After delivering a Literary Lecture, .
11, At a meeting in Lebanon, $5—17th & 20th, in Dayton, $27 43, 32 43 25, Received from Rev. Franklin Putnam, of the Presbyterian
church, for a 4th July collection
do from Dayton Juvenile Colonization Society, - 5
28, At a meeting at Zanesville, - . November 5, At do at Springfield,
Donation from E.'H. Čumming,
From Rev. J. S. Galloway, Pres’n church, for 4th July coll'n, . 5 80 9 & 11, At a meeting in the Methodist church at Urbana, .
From the members of a new Auxiliary Society, - .
course of Literary Lectures, and obtained 35 names at $1
11 50 Andrew S. Morrison, Unity church,
- 275 From the same at Palmyra, $2 75—from the same $8 61, 11 36 ** The same gentlemen collected at these churches last year $75, which was acknowledged in the Repository, as received in a draft from Isaac Coe, without any other specification.