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from time to time, in such portions as circumstances may permit and render expedient, with the most useful grain and vegetables for the use of the Colonial Agency, and for the supply of such of the inhabitants as are not able, or have not yet had opportunities to provide for themselves; and where unemployed emigrants may also be engaged to labour, on such terms as may be deemed reasonable, until they can meet with more acceptable business: Provided that not more than five hundred dollars be expended in effecting this object, except authorized hereafter by the Board of Managers.
Resoloed, That the Colonial Agent be instructed to use his endeavours to obtain a healthy territory for settlement on the high lands m the interior country, at a distance of thirty, forty, of fifty miies from the seacoast; and, provided he succeed in this object, that he cause a road to be opened from Liberiato this proposed new settlement; provided the expense does not exceed five hundred dollars.
REPORTS OF AGENTS.
Utica, N. Y., January 17,1834. To the Board of Managers, Stc.
Having arrived at this place on the last week in December, for the purpose of presenting the claims of the Society, I delivered on Sabbath evening, December 29, an address in the First Presbyterian Church, after which there was received a contribution of $i0. Some friends o' the hociety here, being anxious its full merits should be laid before the public, proposed to give leave 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 occupy two whole evenings.
Among those who engaged in the discussion, was Rev. Messrs. Aiken and Bethune, W.J. Bacon, W. Tracy, C. Eddy, B. F. Cooper, A. B. Johnson and others. It was continued for nine evenings, and concluded on Monday evening last by passing the following resolution:—
"Resolved, That this meeting deeply deplore the unfortunate condition of the coloured population of this country, and commend to the zealous support of the philanthropist and the Christian, the American Colonisation Society, as the instrument under Providence, which is best calculated to meliorate the condition of the free n ;gro, and secure the ultimate emancipation of the slave."
This discussion has b"en full, free and thorough. The positions of our opponents w re assumed with boldness and maintained with enthusiasm. The principles of the Society, the sentiments of its 1 lading friends, the m asures of the Board, and the character and the condition of the Colony, were solemnly arraigned and severely investigated. Imperfections were of course discovered and magnified; but after all, the eiforts of the very able gentleman, who beaded the
opposition, a very clear verdict was given in this court of the people for the Society. During a portion of the debate, there were present, it is estimated, as many as 2000 people.'
On Thursday evening, the Auxiliary Colonization Society, under whose auspices the discussion had proceeded, met by adjournment, and in conjunction with friends of the Society, determined to make an appeal to the people of Utica, for the purpose of raising, if practicable, One Thousand DolLars, to aid the Parent Society.
I am, very respectfully, yours,
J. N. DANFORTH.
The Rev. E. W. Srhok requests us to notice more particularly than was done in the Repository for March 1833, the contributions received by him at Columbus, Ohio. They were as follows:
Public collection after an address in the hall
The draft fiom Cincinnati Branch, for $ 143, acknowledged at page til of the 9th volume, should have been credited to Mr. Sehon.
Pursuant to a notice previously given in the Winchester Virginian, a number of the young men of Frederick county and town of Wmchester, assembled m the court house on Thursday evening, December 16th, lor the purpos , of organizing* a Young M n's Colonization Society. Daniel Conbad was called to the Cheir, and A. N. U. Mceks appointed Secretary.
The committee appointed at a preceding meeting to prepare a constitution, through their chairman, Dr. Dunbar, presented the following Preamble Asd Constitution:
We, the unrlersi ;n*d, young m m of the county of Frederick and town of Winchester, approvin; mo«t heartily of the sublime etlbrt of philanthropy in which the American Colonization Society is now engaged— and believing that the establishment of colonies on the coast of Africa is calculated to produce the most beneficial eliects on our own country, and to constitute sources whence the brigM beams of light, civilization, and a knowledge of the true God. may irradiate throughout Africa, dispersing forever the Egyptian darkness which now broods over that immense continent—and that it. is the duty of everv patriot and philanthropist to contribute kit aid ia carrying on this great cause—do associate ourselves together for the purpose of forming an Auxiliary Society, and adopt the following ConStitution:—
Article 1st. This Society shall be called the Young Men's Colonization Society of the county of Frederick, auxiliary to the Virginia State Society.
Art. 2nd. The requisites for membership shall be the annual contribution of any rum that the individual may feel prompted, from his ability and sense of duty, to pay.
Art. 3rd. The officers of this Society »hall be a President, four Vice-Presidents, (two of them residents of the town and two of the county,) a Treasurer, Secretary, and Directors, in number not less than six nor more than twenty-four; one half to be choaen from the county and one half from the town; of which Hoard, when regularly called together, eight shall constitute a quorum.
Art. 4th. This Board, when elected, (hall choose from among its own members an executive committee,_for the transaction of business.
Art. 6th. The Treasurer shall collect and keep the funds of the Society—of which he shall keep an accurate account, and hold them subjectto the Board.
Art. 6th. The Secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of the Society and executive committee, and conduct all cortespondence on behalf of the Society.
Art. 7th. The annual meetings of the Society shall be held on the fourth of July, to receiv* the annual report and elect new officers; but an election to supply any vacancy may be held at any meeting of the Society. Besides, there shall be quarterly meetings; and the President or either of the Vice-Presidents, may at any time call a meeting, when it is deemed expedient, and advantageous to the objects of the association.
The tot« being taken, first upon the articles aeparately, and then upon the whole preamble and constitution, it was unanimously adopted. The Society then proceeded to th» election of officers, when
GiLis Coore was chosen President.
Jas. H. Carson, 1st V. President. ) .
Jas. R. Conrad, M. D. 2nd do. J town
Gxo. Ltnn, Jr. 1st do. ) .
Philip N. Meade, 2nd do. \ C0Bn*'
John A. Smith, Treasurer.
John R. W, Dunbar, M. D. Secretary.
Cart S. Page, 1
Jas. R. Gardner, I , . ,, .
Daniel Conrad, >****»*M the town.
Lloyd Logan, J
Wk, Nelson, "|
Robt.m. Page, I .. .
Jos. Neale, >aireetori of the county.
Josefh Gray, J
On motion, it was
Resolved, That Bp. Meade be requested to deliver an address before this Society.
The address was accordingly delivered by Bishop Meade.
* ^ *LA?IEL CONRAD, a/adman. A. N. H. Hxna, Secretary.
From the Boston Recorder. Massachusetts Colonization Society.
The annual meeting of the Massachusetts State Colonization Society was held at the Park Street meetinghouse, on Monday evening, the 10th inst. His Honor Lieut. Governor Armstrong presided. After prayer by the Rev. Mr. Linsley, the Annual Report was read by the Secretary, J. V. C. Smith, M. D. This Society, it is known, devotes its funds to the improvement of Liberia, and making it an attractive and advantageous home for people of colour, by means of schools. The Report was accordingly devoted mainly to that point.
On motion of B. B. Thatcher, seconded by the Rev. Howard Malcom,
Resolved, That the principles recently promulgated by the Managers of the American Colonization Society, in relation to their future course, have our cordial approbation; and that we consider it our first duty to provide for and promote, so far as may be in our power, the welfare of the Colony founded by that Institution on the African coast.
Mr. Thacher spoke at length on the principles and prospects of the parent Society. The resolution alludes to a Report lately adopted and published by the Managers, in accordance with a resolution adopted at the last annual meeting. We shall endeavour in our next, to lay the subjeet fully before our readers, either in that Report, or in Mr. Thacher's speech.
On motion of the Rev. G. W. Blagden, seconded by Mr. Lincoln, of Worcester,
Resolved, That the American Colonization Society is an important auxiliary in the work of spreading the light of Christianity over the continent of Africa; and that, as such, it demands the encouragement and support of every sincere Christian.
On motion of the Rev. E. S. Gannett, seconded by Charles Tappan,
Resolved, That the history of African Colonization illustrates the importance of the principles maintained by the Massachusetts Colonization Society, and suggests motives lor perseverance and increase of activity in our support of those principles.
The resolutions were supported by eloquent addresses from the movers. Ascopies of these speeches have been requested for publication, we shall not venture to give a sketch of them at present—imperfect as such a sketch would unavoidably be.
A Hymn, written by Mrs. Sigourney, [See Vol. IX. of the Repository, p. 255,] was sung by the Choir.
The audience was very large and Tespectable, and the proceedings animated and encouraging in a high degree.
The officers for the ensuing year are Hon. Samuel Lathrop, President. His Honor Samuel T. Armstrong, Rt. Rev. Alexander V. Griswold, Hon. H. A. S. Dearborn, Hon. Wm. B. Cathoun, Hon. Isaac C. Bates, Heman Humphrey, D. D. John Tappan, Esq. Theo. Sedgwick, Esq. Hon. Stephen C. Phillips, Thomas Napier, Esq. Hon. Daniel Waldo, Hon. James Fowler, VicePresidents. B. B. Thacher, Esq. Secretary. Isaac Mansfield, Esq. Treasurer. Rev. Ebenezer Burgess, Dedham; Hon. Josiah Rob.bins, Plymouth; Hon. John W. Lincoln, Worcester; Rev. Howard Malcom, Boston; Rev. Ezra S. Gannet, Boston; Hon. EliphaJet Williams, Northampton; Prof. Samuel M. Worcester, Amherst; Charles Tappan, Esq. Boston; George A. Tufts, Esq. Dudley, . John S. Butler, M. D. Worcester; Thomas A. Greene, Esq. New Bedford; Hon. Wm. S. Hastings, Mendon; Hon. Ira Barton, Oxibrd; Rev. B. B. Edwards, Boston; Rev. Wm. Hague, Boston; Rev. John Pierpout, Boston; J. V. C. Smith, M. D. Boston; Revv Geo. W. Blagden, Boston; Horace Mann, Esq. Boston; William J. Hubbard, Esq. Boston; Managers.
Letter from a.little Girl in Edinburgh, to a little Africcm Girl in Liberia. The following is the letter of a little girl six and a half years old in Edinburgh, who having been much interested by Mr. Cresson's address, , requested him to convey her letter, with a smal-1 present to a poor little African girl in Liberia.
Edinburgh, March 9, 1833. My dear little Girl:—I do not know your name, but you must tell it me in a letter which I hope you will send to me very soon. It does not signify whether you can write or not, for you can get somebody to write for you, as my mama does for me. I tell her the words and she writes them down. Ever since I have heard about Liberia, I have tried to learn my lessons well, that I might have a number of pennies, so as to make eight shillings, which I am told is enough to find you a happy home In your own dear country. You must tell me whether you have got a Bible or not, for if you have not, I will send you one to teach you to fear GOD, and to love his Son Jesus Christ; for if you love Him and pray to Him and think of Him, you will go when you die to a happy place, where no one will cry, where every one will rejoice, for there will be no weeping there, nor any more pain, for it is written in the Bible that GOD
shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain. But if you do not love Him, but say it is nonsense—pooh—when people teach you, you will go to a horrid place where every person is miserable, and you will never come out of it again—never. My mama tells me, that your country is so hot that I should die if I went there, and that mine is too cold for you to come here; so I fear we shall never see each other till we
fet to Heaven. If you do not understand ow we shall know each other in the crowd there, I will tell jou that GOD will show us to each other, so we must both try to get there—we cannot do it by ourselves; but we must pray to GOD to help us for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake. We may be sure that He will do it, for He has promised us that He will do it if we ask in the Lord Jesus Christ's name.
I have got a cocoa nut, and I know that it grew on a tree in your country, and I dare say that you will have a cocoa nut tree near your pleasant little cottage. You must tell me your name in the letter you will send to me. I Jive in Athol Crescent, No. 4, in Edinburgh, in Scotland, and my name is Emily Wake. Good bye, my dear little girl.
I send you a pretty pincushion with pins in it, because they do not make them in your country. It is very pretty, and it has needles inside, and a bodkin. There is a ball of cotton too, that you may learn to sew. One of my brothers sends you a shilling and a penny,—and another a shilling— and a»other, a little one, a sixpence; and my mama sends as much as will make the whole into twenty shillings.
Pine Gbove, Fer. 23, 1834.
The Mississippi Presbytery, in session at Jackson, Louisiana, October 9th 1833, adopted the following resolutions, viz:
1st. Resolved, That the Presbytery of Mississippi entertain unabated confidence in the principle and plans of the American Colonization Society, and that they onoe mure recommend it cordially to their congregations.
2d. Resolved, That it be earnestly recommended to our congregations to make annual collections in such a way as may be deemed advisable.
3d. Resolved, That as a Presbytery, we pledge ourselves to transmit annually, for ten years, the sum of one hundred dollars to the American Colonization Society.
4th. Resolved, That it be the duty of the Moderator of Presbytery to attend to the collection and transmission of said subscription.
5th. Resolved, That the Stated Clerk be directed to transmit a copy of the above resolutions to the Corresponding Secretary of the American Colonization Society.
The above is a true copy from the minutes of Presbytery.
Attest. JAMES SMYLIE, SW. Clk,
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 aud other incidental expenses:
Elliott Cresson, in account with the American Colonization Society.
£. i. <f
To cash received of James Douglas, Esq. of Cavers, ... 200 0 0
""Elizabeth Pike, of Cork, - - •" - 100 0 ft
""Ann H. Smith, of Olney, - - - 100 0 O
"" Two female friends in Ireland, .... 100 0 0 "" Amount of Glasgow subscriptions, 100 0 ft
"" Amount of Perth subscriptions, 15 9 6 115 9 S,
""Amount of Edinburg subscriptions, leaving a small balance
in hands of the Treasurer, - - - 100 0 0
"« Thos. and Martha Richardson, Stamford Hill, - - 30 0 0
"" Col. T. Perronet Thompson, - - - - 25 0 ft
"S. R. Wiley &. Co. 20 0 0
"" Lane, Esq. Frankfield, to send 2 negroes, - 15 0 0
""W. Alen Hankey, Esq. London, - - - - 15 0 0
,'« "Baron Gurney, do. .... 15 00
""Hannah Pease, Leeds, 11 0 0
« <t y?m Parker, Sheffield, 10 10 0
« " Anne Dale, Tottenham, 10 0 0
u " Elizabetkfflohnson, Ipswich, - - - - - 10 0 O
"Miss Prince, - 10 0 O
""Devereux Bowley, Esq. Cirencester, - - - 10 10 0
"" Christopher Bowley, Esq. do. - - - 10 10 ft
» " Tho. Brown, Esq. do. ... 10 10 ft
"". Tho. Thornely, Esq. Liverpool, - - - 10 0 ft
"" Samuel Mitchell, Esq. London, - - - 10 0 a "" H. Birkbeck, Esq. Norwich, - - 10 0 0
J. J. Gurney, Esq. 10 0 0
Jane Gurney, 7 10 0
Thos. Bignold, Jr. 7 10 0
M. C. Geldart, and family, - - 7 10 0
Rev. Francis Bevan, near Norwich, - 5 0 0 62 10 ft
- - Robt. Bevan, Esq.Bury St. Edmonds, - 7 1-0 0
R. K. Pace and"M. High, do - 7 10 0
(Topay Elkabeth Johnson's passage.)
Dr. Smith, 7 10 0
Small sums, - - 14 O 0 36 10 0
M . " Henry Bromfield, Esq. Cheltenham, - - - 10 0 0
"** Wm. Ha: land, Esq. Durham, - - - 8 00
""Dr. Fenwick, do. - - - - 8 0 ft "« Rev. E. Higginson, Hull, - - - 8 0 0.
Bepaid do tor pamphlet?, - - 1 17 6 6 2 6
To cash received from Tho. Walker and friends, Stockton, for the settlement of
a slave, being a Methodist preacher, and wife, 16 0 0
"" Wm. Massey, Esq. Spalding, - - - 7 10 O
i' " Dr. Hodgkin, for settlement of Dr. L G. Wells, - 7 10 O
""Benjamin Hawcs, Esq. M. P. London, - - 7 10 0
""J. J. Briscoe, Esq. M. P. do. ... 7100
""Russell Scott, Esq. - - - - - 7 10 ft
- "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
""Long Sutton and Gedney colln. per Jonathan Huchinson, 8 12 0
"" Wisbeach colln. per A. lVckover. - - - - 7 10 ft
""" Peckham ladies, per Catherine Woods, - - - 7 10 0
"" Montrose colln. per Provost Paton, - - - 7 17 0
Collected by Jonathan Hall, Whitby, - - - - 5 15 0
""H. Sandwith, M. D. Bridlington, - • * - 4 15 ft
To cash from Sarah Starbuck, Carlisle, collected by her, viz.
Thos. Graham, Esq. Edward Castle,
•« Nottingham, per F. Hart, Esq.
Ann Everard, Spalding,
"Anonymous," per S. Woods, Jr.
From Rob. Spence, Esq. N. Shields, - 10 0
From Wm. Richardson, Esq. do. - 10
From John Owen, Esq. do. - 10
From a. friend of Afri«a,j)sr Record,
6 6 12 0 10 0 10 0 10