« PrejšnjaNaprej »
A Hymn, written by Mrs. Sigour- shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, ney, (See Vol. IX. of the Reposito- 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 Tespectable, and the proceedings ani- teach you, you will go to a horrid place mated and encouraging in a high de- 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 getc. "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. Samuel say that you will have a cocoa nut tree near M. Worcester, Amherst; Charles Tappan, your pleasant little cottage. 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.
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 another, a little one, a sixpence; and my
little African Girl in Liberia. mama sends as much as will make 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,
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 re. African girl in Liberia.
solutions, viz: EDINBURGH, March 9, 1833.
1st. Resolved, That the Presbytery of MisMy dear little Girl:—I do not know your sissippi entertain unabated confidence in the name,
but you must tell it me in a letter principle and plans of the American Coloni. which I hope you will send to me very commend it cordially to their congregations.
zation Society, and that they once more reIt does not signify whether you can write or not, for you can get somebody to
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 collections in such a way as may be deemed Ever since I have heard about Liberia, I
advisable. have tried to learn my lessons well, that I
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 years, the sum of one hundred dollars to the enough to find you a happy home in your
American Colonization Society. own dear country. You must tell me wheth- Moderator of Presbytery to attend to the col
4th. Resolved, That it be the duty of the er you have got a Bible or not, for if you have not, I will send you one to teach you lection and transmission of said subscription. to fear GOD, and to love his Son Jesus
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 solutions to the Corresponding Secretary of you 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 SMÝLIE, Stdt. Cik.
ELLIOTT CRESSON'S COLLECTIONS IN ENGLAND.
0 0 0 0
The following is an account of the collections for this Society, made gratuitously by ELLIOTT Cresson, Esq. in England, the whole of wbich 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. DR.
£. s. d To cash received of James Douglas, Esq. of Cavers,
200 00 Elizabeth Pike, of Cork,
100 0 0 Ann H. Smith, of Olney,
100 0 0 Two female friends in Ireland,
100 00 Amount of Glasgow subscriptions,
100 Amount of Perth subscriptions,
-115 96 Amountof Edinburg subscriptions, leaving a small balance in hands of the Treasurer,
100 0 0 Thos. and Martha Richardson, Stamford Hill,
30 0 Col. T. Perronet Thompson,
25 S. R. Wiley & Co.
20 Lane, Esq. Frankfield, to send 2 negroes,
15 00 W. Alen Hankey, Esq. London,
11 0 0 Wm. Parker, Sheffield,
10 10 0 Anne Dale, Tottenham,
10 0 0 Elizabeth Johnson, Ipswich,
10 Miss Prince,
10 0 0 Devereux Bowley, Esq. Cirencester,
10 10 0 Christopher Bowley, Esq. do.
10 10 0 Tho. Brown, Esq. do.
10 10 O Tho. Thornely, Esq. Liverpool,
10 00 Samuel Mitchell, Esq. London,
10 00 H. Birkbeck, Esq. Norwich,
00 J.J. Gurney, Esq.
10 0 0 Jane Gurney,
7 10 0 Thos. Bignold, Jr.
7 10 M. C. Geldart, and family,
7 10 0 Jas. Boardman, Esq.
3 16 9 Coll. at Friends' meeting,
7 10 0 3 13 3 S
} Small sums,
7 10 0 Rev. Francis Bevan, near Norwich,
62 100 Robt. Bevan, Esq. Bury St. Edmonds,
7 HO O
7 10 0
7 10 0
14 00- 36 10 O Henry Bromfield, Esq. Cheltenham,
10 00 Wm. Harland, Esq. Durham,
8 0 0 Dr. Fenwick, do.
0 0 Rev. E. Higginson, Hull,
8 00 Repaid do for pamphlets,
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. Spalling,
7 10 0 Dr. Hodgkin, for settlement of Dr. L G. Wells,
7 10 0 Benjamin Hawes, Esq. M. P. London,
7 10 0
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. Prckover.
7 10 0 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 0
2. 8. d.
To cash from Sarah Starbuck, Carlisle, collected by her, viz.
1 00 Mrs. Joseph Fisher,
1 0 0 The Misses Ferguson,
0 0 Mrs. Sutton,
0 The Misses Lock,
0 0 Mrs. Ferguson, Harker Lodge,
0 0 Mrs. Mounsey,
00 The Misses Mounsey,
1 0 0 Miss Ferguson, Abbey do.
1 0 0
4 0 0
1 0 0
1 0 0
1 0 0
1 0 0
1 0 0
0 0 2 2 0 10
10 From Dr. Bramwell,
10 From John Owen, Esq. do.
10 From a friend of Africa, per Record,
2 10 0
2 0 To cash received from Rev. Wm. S. Gilly, Durham, From “D. M. L.” per J. Miller,
1 0 0
1 0 0
0 10 0
0 10 0 From Miss Larkin, per P. Coar,
0 10 0 From Rev. J. Clapp, Cirencester,
1 1 0 From Mrs. Roberts, Newcastle,
1 00 From Mrs. and Miss Stovin, Chesterfield,
1 0 0 From Rev. F. Blood, Dublin,
1 0 0 From Sir Arthur Brook,
5 0 From N. Hartland, Esq. Evesham,
3 0 0 From R. C. and Ann Burlingham, do.
3 00 From J. Gregory, do.
1 0 0 From W. Southall, do.
1 0 0 Froin S. Dixon,
1 0 0 From A. & E. Masters,
0 15 0 From L. Marshall,
0 10 0 10 5 0 To cash received from Rev. Geo. B. Kidd, Scarborough, viz. Wm. D. Thornton, Esq.
10 10 0
5 0 0
16 30- 31 13 0 From Rt. Hon. Lord Bexley, from “M. H. A.”
10 00 per
Thos. Pickslay, amount of Lincoln subscriptions, (no
14 80 Bructon Gibbins Esq. Birmingham,
5 00 T. B. Buxton, Esq. near do.
1 10 B. Brantford, Florden, near Norwich,
1 To cash received from Wm. Geary, Norwich,
10 A. Blackie, Esq. Aberdeen, amount of collections and subscriptions paid to him as. Tr.
18 12 3
£1450 17 7 In addition to the above, E. C. has paid to Ladies' Association of Philadelphia,
Auxiliary to the American Colonization Society, Hon. Mrs. Vansitiart's
10 00- 31 00 And to Washington Davis, this sum sent by Wm. Felkin, Esq. of Nottingham, 4 10 0 E. C. also holds Lord Bexley's subscription in aid of building an Episcopal Church in Liberia,
10 0 0 And from R. Bevan, Esq. for use of Dr. McDowall, Independently of the above, the Pennsylvania Branch received (and all items of which have been long since acknowledged by the A. C. S.) from R. Bar
100 06 clay, late of Bury Hill, Subscriptions received through kind exertions of R. D. Alexander, of Ipswich,
11 16 2 Less expenses incurred by him,
593 5 4 R. D. A.'s own subscription, per E. Cresson,
6 15 0 -600 0 4 Grand total,
£2246 7 11
Some subscriptions have not yet been received from distant parts of England, and some: persons have declined paying theirs.
£. 8. d. 500 00 400 00 115 96 435 81
By cash remitted through A. & G. Ralston,
do do do Ву
do do by James Mitchell, Esq. By balance paid Rev. R. R. Gurley,
£ 1450 17 7
LETTER FROM JEREMIAH HUBBARD, Of Guilford County, N. C. and Clerk of the Yearly Meeting of Friends of
that Stale, dated 3d month, 4th, 1834, to a friend in England.
Dear Friend:-I am induced to write to thee on the subject of colonizing the people of colour of the United States, in Africa, from an apprehension that I have had for several years past, and from recent information I have been confirmed that I was not mistaken,) that there are some Friends in England who are much opposed to the plan of the Colonization Society; and although I do not know from any direct or definite information, what is the ground of their objection, I suppose that they think it would be more consistent with Christian principles, to emancipate them in the southern States, and let them remain here, as they have done in the northern States. I apprehend that Friends in England are not fully apprized of some important circumstances relative to the subject, which places the southern States in a very different situation from the northern. In the first place, there never were so many people of colour in the northern States as there
are in the Southern; and another circumstance that diminished them there, and increased them greatly here, was, while the northern States were legislating on the subject of gradual emancipation, avaricious masters sent them by thousands to the southern markets, before the emancipating laws were actually passed; which left a small proportion in those States, in comparison to the whites; not many more, perhaps, than they were willing to have for labourers, waiting-men, waiting-women, &c. And notwithstanding they have freed their slaves, for which they are entitled to applause, yet they never dreamed, as the saying is, of raising them to equal citizenship and privileges with the white people. No, my friend, they can no more reconcile to themselves the idea of sitting down by the side of a coloured African, in any legislative or judiciary department, than the high spirited southern slaveholder; and not only so, but they never intend to admit them to these privileges, while the State Governments and the United States' Government continue in existence. Notwithstanding this, there are some highly professing philanthropists that are mightily opposed to colonization in Africa; and some of these have used their endeavours to prejudice the people of England against the Colonization Society; and bave perhaps succeeded in some degree, mainly, I apprehend, by misrepresenting the views and operations or effects of the Society on the subject of sla