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from time to time, in such portions as cir- opposition, a very clear verdict was given cumstances may permit and render expe- in this court of the people for the Society. dient, with the inost useful grain and vege. During a portion of the debate, there were tables for the use of the Colonial Agency, present, it is estiinated, as many as 2000 and for the supply of such of the inhabitants people. as are not able, or have not yet had oppor On Thursday evening, the Auxiliary Co. tunities to provide for themselves; and where lonization Society, under whose auspices the unemployed emigrants may also be engaged discussion had proceeded, met by adjournto labour, on such terms as may be deemned ment, and in conjunction with friends of the reasonable, until they can ineet with more Society, determined to make an appeal to acceptable business: Provided that not more the people of Utica, for the purpose of rais. than five hundred dollars be expendeu in ef ing, if practicable, ONE THOUSAND DOLfecting ihis object, except authorized here LARS, to aid the Parent Society. after by the Board of Managers.
I am, very respectfully, yours, Resolved, That the Colonial Agent be in
J. N. DANFORTH. structed to use his endeavours to obtain a healthy territory for settlement on the high The Rev. E. W. Serox requests lands in the interior country, at a distance us to notice more partirwelathon of thirty, forty, of fifty miies from the sea.
istance us to notice more particularly than coast; and, provided he succeed in this ob- was done in the Repository for March ject, that he cause a road to be opened from 1833, the contributions received by Liberia to this proposed new settlement; pro-him at Columbus, Ohio. They were vided the expense does not exceed five hundred dollars.
of the House of Representatives, 29 52 REPORTS OF AGENTS. After a sermon in the Meth. church, " 15 25 UTICA, N. Y., January 17, 1834.
Books from Mrs. Espy for the Colo
py, amounting to To the Board of Managers, 8c.
. Having arrived at this place on the last
A gold Ring froin Miss Kelly, 2 50 week in December, for the purpose of pre
Messrs. Pitcher & Gill, senting the claims of the Society, I deliver
From sundry individuals, - - 110 ed on Sabbath evening, December 29, an
$190 00 address in the First Presbyierian Church, after which there was received a contribu
The draft from Cincinnati Branch, tion of $30. Some friends o! the Society for $ 14:3, arkuowledged at page 61 here, being anxious its full merits should be of the 9th volume, should have been laid before the public, proposed to give leave credited to Mr. Sebon. to its opponents to urge their objections.Rev. Beriah Green, of the Oneida Institute, took the ground of the Abolitionists, and in the course of the debate, was permitted to
AUXILIARY SOCIETIES. occupy two whole evenings.
Pursuant to a notice previously given in Ainong those who engaged in the discus- the Winchester Virginian, a niunber of the sion, was Rev. Messrs. Aikea and Bethune, young men of Frederick county and town W. J. Bacon, .W. Tracy, C. Eddy, B. F. of Winchester, assembled in the court house Couper, A. B. Johnson and others. It was on Thursday evening, December 15th, for continued for nine evenings, and concluded the purpose of organizing a Young Mn's on Monday evening last by passing the fol Colonization Society. DANIEL CONBAD lowing resolution:
was called to the Chair, and A. N. H. “Resolved, That this meeting deeply de- Meeks appointed Secreta.y. plore the unfortunate condition of the col The coinmittee appointed at a preceding oured population of this country, and coin | meeting to prepare a constitution, through mend to the zealous support of the philan- their chairman, Dr. DUNBAR, presented the thropist and the Christian, the Ainerican following PREAMBLE AND CONSTITUTION: Colonization Society, as the instrument un. We, the undersiyned, young man of the der Providence, which is best calculated to county of Frederick and town of Wincheg. meliorate the condition of the free negro, ter, approving most heartily of the sublime and secure the ultimate emancipation of the effort of philanthropy in which the Amerislave." .
can Colonization Society is now engagedThis discussion has been full, free and and believing that the establishment of colothorough. The positions of our opponents nies on the coast of Africa is calculated to were assumed with boldness and maintain produce the most beneficial efiects on our ed with enthusiasm. The principles of the own country, and to constitute sources Society, the sentiinents of its lading friends, whence the bright beams of light, civilizathe masures of the Board, and the charac- tion, and a knowledge of the true God, may ter and the condition of the Colony, were irradiate throughout Africa, dispersing for. solemnly arraigned and severely investiga- ever the Egyptian darkness which now ted. Imperfections were of course discov- broods over that immense continent--and ered and magnified; but after all, the eitorts that it is the duty of every patriot and phi. of the very able gentleman, who beaded the 'lanthropist to contribute his aid in carrying on this great causedo associate ourselves
From the Boston Recorder. together for the purpose of forming an Aux-MASSACHUSETTS COLONIZATION SOCIETY. iliary Society, and adopt the following Con! The annual meeting of the MassaSTITUTION:
chusetts State Colonization Society ARTICLE 1st. This Society shall be called the Young Men's Colonization Socie.
was held at the Park Street meetingty of the county of Frederick, auxiliary to house, on Monday evening, the 10th the Virginia State Society.
inst. His Honor Lieut. Governor Art. 2nd. The requisites for member- | Armstrong presided. After prayer ship shall be the annual contribution of any sum that the individual may feel prompted,
by the Rev. Mr. Linsley, the Annual from his ability and sense of duty, to pay. Report was read by the Secretary,
ART. 3rd. "The officers of this Society J. V.C. Smith, M. Ď. This Society, shall be a President, four Vice-Presidents, l it is known. devotes its funds to the (two of them residents of the town and two of the county,) a Treasurer, Secretary, and
improvement of Liberia, and making Directors, in number not less than six nor it an attractive and advantageous more than twenty-four; one half to be cho-home for people of colour, by means gen from the county and one half from the lof schools.
The Report was accordtown; of which Board, when regularly called | together, eight shall constitute a quorum. Mogy devoted mainly to that point.
ART. 4th. This Board, when elected, On motion of B. B. Thatcher, secshall choose from among its own members onded by the Rev. Howard Malcom, an executive committee, for the transaction Resolved, That the principles recently of business.
promulgated by the Managers of the AmeriART. 5th. The Treasurer shall collect can Colonization Society, in relation to their and keep the funds of the Society-of which future course, have our cordial approbation; he shall keep an accurate account, and hold and that we consider it our first duty to pro- . them subject to the Board.
vide for and promote, so far as may be in our Art. 6th. The Secretary shall keep al power, the welfare of the Colony founded by record of the proceedings of the Society and that Institution on the African coast. executive committee, and conduct all correspondence on behalf of the Society. ..
Mr. Thacher spoke at length on the ĀBT. 7th. The annual meetings of the principles and prospects of the parent Society shall be held on the fourth of July, Society. The resolution alludes to a to receive the annual report and elect new Report lately adopted and published officers; but an election to supply any va-ho then cancy may be held at any meeting of the
a by the Managers, in accordance with Society. Besides, there shall be quarterly a resolution adopted at the last annumeetings; and the President or either of the al meeting. We shall endeavour in Vice-Presidents, may at any time call a our next, to lay the subject fully hemeeting, when it is deemed expedient, and advantageous to the objects of the associa
d fore our readers, either in that Retion. 1
port, or in Mr. Thacher's speech. The vote being taken, first upon the ar- On motion of the Rev. G. W. ticles separately, and then upon the whole Blagden, seconded by Mr. Lincoln, dreamble and constitution, it was unani- Lof Worcester. mously adopted, The Society then proceeded to the election of officers, when
Resolved, That the American Colonization Gilis Cooke was chosen President.
Society is an important auxiliary in the work JAS. H. CARSON, 1st V. President.lt
of spreading the light of Christianity over Jas. R. CONRAD, M, D. 2nd do.
town. I the continent of Africa; and that, as such, it
" Geo. LYNN, Jr. Ist do,
demands the encouragement and support of Philip N. MEADE, 2nd do, } county.
every sincere Christian. John A. SMITH, Treasurer.
On motion of the Rev. E. S. GanJohn R. W, DUNBAR, M. D. Secretary. nett, seconded by Charles Tappan, Carr S. PAGE,
Resolved, That the history of African Col. Jas. R. GARDNER, directors for the town. Jonization me DANIEL CONRAD, es directors for the town onization illustrates the importance of the
principles maintained by the Massachusetts LLOYD LOGAN, J
Colonization Society, and suggests motives WM. NELSON,
for perseverance and increase of activity in ROBT. M. PAGI, Loire Jos. NIALI, MULACEdirectors of the county. our support of those principles.
The resolutions were supported by JOSEPH GRAY, J. On motion, it was
eloquent addresses from the movers. Resolved, That Bp. MEADE be requested Ascopies of these speeches have been to deliver an address before this Society. I requested for publication, we shall
The address was accordingly delivered not venture to give a sketch of them by Bishop Meade.
DANIEL CONRAD, Chairman at present-imperfect as such a sketch A. N. H. MEEKS, Secretary.
would unavoidably be.
A Hymn, written by Mrs. Sigour- shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, ney, (See Vol. IX. of the Reposito- and
and there shall be no more death, neither
sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be ty, p. 255,] was sung by the Choir.
any more pain. But if you do not love Him, The audience was very large and but say it is nonsense-pooh-when people respectable, and the proceedings ani teach you, you will go to a horrid place mated and encouraging in a high de
hrine hich der where every person is miserable, and you
will never come out of it again-never. My gree.
mama tells me, that your country is so hot The officers for the ensuing year are that I should die if I went there, and that Hon. Samuel Lathrop, President. His mine is too cold for you to come here; so I Honor Samuel T. Armstrong, Rt. Rev. Alex- fear we shall never see each other till we ander V. Griswold, Hon. H. A. S. Dearborn, get to Heaven. If you do not understand Hon. Wm. B. Calhoun, Hon. Isaac C. Bates, how we shall know each other in the crowd Heman Humphrey, D. D. John Tappan, there, I will tell you that GOD will show us Esq. Theo. Sedgwick, Esq. Hon. Stephen to each other, so we must both try to get C. *Phillips, Thomas Napier, Esq. Hon. there—we cannot do it by ourselves; but we Daniel Waldo, Hon. James Fowler, Vice- must pray to GOD to help us for the Lord Presidents. B. B. Thacher, Esq. Secretary. Jesus Christ's sake. We may be sure that Isaac Mansfield, Esq. Treasurer. Rev. Eb. He will do it, for He has promised us that enezer Burgess, Dedham; Hon. Josiah Rob. He will do it if we ask in the Lord Jesus bins, Plymouth; Hon. John W. Lincoln, Christ's name. Worcester; Rev. Howard Malcom, Boston; ! I have got a cocoa nut, and I know that Rev. Ezra S. Gannet, Boston; Hon. Elipha- it grew on a tree in your country, and I dare let Williams, Northampton; Prof. Sainuel say that you will have a cocoa nut tree near M. Worcester, Amherst; Charles Tappan, your pleasant little cotiage. You must tell Esq. Boston; George A. Tufts, Esq. Dudley, me your name in the letter you will send to John S. Butler, M. D. Worcester; Thomas me. I live in Athol Crescent, No. 4, in A. Greene, Esq. New Bedford; Hon. Wm. Edinburgh, in Scotland, and my name is S. Hastings, Mendon; Hon. Ira Barton, Ox. Emily Wake. Good bye, my dear little girl. ford; Rev. B. B. Edwards, Boston; Rev. I send you a pretty pincushion with pins Wm. Hague, Boston; Rev. John Pierpont, in it, because they do not make them in Boston; J. V. C. Smith, M. D. Boston; Rev. your country. It is very pretty, and it has Geo. W. Blagden, Boston; Horace Mann, needles inside, and a bodkin. There is a Esq. Boston; William J. Hubbard, Esq. ball of cotton too, that you may learn to Boston; Managers.
sew. One of my brothers sends you a shil
ling and a penny,—and another a shillingLetter from a.little Girl in Edinburgh, to a and arother, a little one, a sixpence; and my
little African Girl in Liberia. mama sends as much as will inake the whole The following is the letter of a lit- into twenty shillings. tle girl six-and a half years old in Edinburgh, who having been much
PINE GROVE, FEB. 23, 1834. interested by Mr. Cresson's address,
dress | The Mississippi Presbytery, in sesrequested him to convey her letter. sion at Jackson, Louisiana, October with a small present to a poor little 9th 1833, adopted the following reAfrican girl in Liberia.
solutions, viz: EDINBURGH, March 9, 1833.
lst. Resolved, That the Presbytery of MisMy dear little Girl: I do not know your sissippi
Pour sissippi entertain unabated confidence in the name, but you must tell it me in a letter | principle and plans of the American Coloniwhich I hope you will send to me very | za
zation Society, and that they onoe more resoon. It does not signify whether you can
commend it cordially to their congregations. write or not, for you can get somebody to
leto 2d. Resolved, That it be earnestly recomwrite for you, as my mama does for me. I
mended to our congregations to make annual tell her the words and she writes them down. I collections in such a way as may be deemed Ever since I have heard about Liberia, I ad
advisable. have tried to learn my lessons well, that I..
thoit il 3d. Resolved, That as a Presbytery, we might have a number of pennies, so as to / pledge ourselves to transmit annually, for ten make eight shillings, which I am told is I years, the sum of one hundred dollars to the enough to find you a happy home in your An
in American Colonization Society. own dear country. You must tell me wheth-1
ewhethe 4th. Resolved, That it be the duty of the er you have got a Bible or not, for if you Mode
for if you Moderator of Presbytery to attend to the colhave not, I will send you one to teach you !
u lection and transmission of said subscription. to fear GOD, and to love his Son Jesus
1 5th. Resolved, That the Stated Clerk be Christ: for if you love Him and pray to directed to transmit a copy of the above reHim and think of Him, you will go when sol
hen solutions to the Corresponding Secretary of vou die to a happy place, where no one will | the American Colonization Society cry, where every one will rejoice, for there The above is a true copy from the will be no weeping there, nor any more minutes of Presbytery. pain, for it is written in the Bible that GOD! Attest. JAMES SMYLIE, Sidt. CIK.
ELLIOTT CRESSON'S COLLECTIONS IN ENGLAND.
The following is an account of the collections for this Society, made gratuitously by Elliott CRESSON, Esq. in England, the whole of which has been received by the Treasurer of the Society, except an inconsiderable sum paid for printing and other incidental expenses:
Elliott Cresson, in account with the American Colonization Society.
10 10 0 ..
£. s. do To cash received of James Douglas, Esq. of Cavers, . - - 20000
Elizabeth Pike, of Cork, . . . . . 100 00
- 100 00 Amount of Glasgow subscriptions,
10000 Amount of Perth subscriptions,
15 96- 115 96 Amount of Edinburg subscriptions, leaving a small balance in hands of the Treasurer,
100 00 Thos. and Martha Richardson, Stamford Hill,
30 00 Col. T. Perronet Thompson, S. R. Wiley & Co.
25 00 .
- - - -
do. . . . Hannah Pease, Leeds, . . .
11 00 Wm. Parker, Sheffield, - .. Anne Dale, Tottenham, .
10 00. Elizabeth-Johnson, Ipswich, • Miss Prince, ..
10 00 Devereux Bowley, Esq. Cirencester,
10 10 0 Christopher Bowley, Esq. do.
10 100 Tho. Brown, Esq. do.
10 10 O Tho. Thornely, Esq. Liverpool, Samuel Mitchell, Esq. London,
10 0 0 H. Birkbeck, Esq. Norwich,
0 0 0
- 10 00
- 7 10 0
3 16 9 Coll. at Friends' meeting, . 3 13 3 Small sums, -
7 10 0 Rev. Francis Bevan, near Norwich, - 5 00 62 10 0 Robt. Bevan, Esq. Bury St. Edinonds, - 7 10 0 R. K. Pace and M. High, do - 7.100 (To pay Elizabeth Johnson's passage.) Dr. Smith, - - - . . 7 10 0 Small sums,
. . . . . 14 00 3610 0
• - 8 00 Rev. E. Higginson, Hull, . . . 8 00
Repaid do for pamphlets, - - 1 17 6 .6 26 To cash received from Tho. Walker and friends, Stockton, for the settlement of
a slave, being a Methodist preacher, and wife, 16 00 Wm. Massey, Esq. Spalding,
7 10 0 Dr. Hodgkin, for settlement of Dr. L G. Wells, .
7100 Benjamin Hawes, Esq. M. P. London, - .
7 10 0 J.J. Briscoe, Esq. M. P. do. . . . 7 10 O Russell Scott, Esq.
- - - - 7 10 0 Frances Wright, Bristol, - - - - - 7 10 0 Dundee subn. and colln. per A. Low, Esq.
19 2 6 Spalding colln. per Catherine Massey, :.
• 10 10 0
7 10 0
To cash from Sarah Starbuck, Carlisle, collected by her, viz.
2 0 0
1 00 Mrs. Joseph Fisher, .
1 0 0 The Misses Ferguson,
. Mrs. Sutton, .
- - 1 0 0 The Misses Lock,
· 2 00 Mrs. Ferguson, Harker Lodge, . 1 00 Mrs. Mounsey,
- 100 The Misses Mounsey,
1 00 Miss Ferguson, Abbey do.
- 3 oo
• • . 4 00
1 0 0
. - 100
1 0 0
do i shields.
- - - .
2 10 0 10