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and resumed mercantile business in the deeds of kindness which an habitual town of Worcester. Here, the late Mr. charity was continually, silently and Waldo completed his education in his secretly, dispensing to those whose deli. father's counting-house, and on arriving at cacy and sensitiveness would permit no age, became his partner in business, and utterance to their destitution? alterwards succeeded to the property and “In the progress, rapid growth, and the management of this extensive import- assured prosperity of the town of his resi. ing and trading concern. With what dence, to which his early industry and enscrupulous integrity his business was con terprise in business, and his attention, adducted for more than forty years; with vice, and use of wealth, in riper years, had what considerations of regard to his custo- so largely contributed, Mr. Waldo, to the mers, and of accommodation to the wants latest day of his life, felt and expessed, in and interests of the public, he directed his an especial manner, the liveliest interest. arrangements, his eminent success and the The Temple for Public Worship, which undoubting and unabating confidence of the his liberality, erected ;-the cemetery community, through this long period of grounds, the bestowment of his bounty. time, will bear witness. And, when at where, in the fragrance of nature, in beautilast he retired from an active participation ful congruity with the untainted siinplicity, in commerce and trade, his punctuality sincerity and consistency of his character, and precision, bis justice and liberality, now repose his mortal remains, are among his personal attention and courtesy of mau- the visible memorials which speak to the ner, were remembered and referred to as a heart, of his sympathy with the highest model and example for instruction and concerns of all. encouragement to the young, and for imi- “ Nor was the sphere of his influence and tation by all.

usefulness confined to the limits, ample as “ More than twenty years have now they were, of his own personal considera. elapsed, since this distinguished merchant |tions and desires. Although always un. voluntarily relinquished to younger men, i pretending himself, whbly unambitious of whose character he had assisted to form, public honors, and retiring and shrinking, and whose worthiness he approved, the as it were, srom the unenviable notoriety enjoyment of his mercantile establish of mere popular favor, yet, such was the meni, and the influence of his personal public regard for his patriotism and prac. patronage. But in retiring froin the cares of tical wisdom, his integrity, firmness, and business, he did not yield to indolence and fidelity to every obligation of duty, that, in indulgence. His counting-room continued one of the darkest periods of the Republic, to be his chosen and daily resort for infor- during the war, in 1814, he was sought out, maland free communication and intercourse to take part, and give directions to one of the with his acquaintance and friends, for most fearfully moinentous measures of the attention to the management of his ample time. Whatever was then thought, or may property, and for the occupation of his now be deemed the occasion, or the fitness of tiine in reading, and the bestowment of his that act of legislation, which gave the sancinterest and thoughts upon the welfare of tion of Massachusetts 10 the HARTFORD others. The egularity of his habit in CONVENTIon, the late Mr. Waldo but obeyed passing the street, to and from this accus. the injunctions of the Government, in receivtomed place, was indeed so great as almost ing his appointment, as a member. No to mark the precision of the diurnal hour. man entertained a loftier patriotism, a In whatever affected the peace and good higher sense of the sesponsibility of public order of society, and the prosperity and trusts, a deeper reverence for the Constihappiness of his county, he ever took a tution, a firiner attachment to the confederlively concern. His interest in all well | ated Union, and none had more at stake, in directed efforts for the promotion of the the peace, safety, and returning prosperity moral and social condition of the ignorant of the country. It is but justice to say, and the destitute of his fellow men, was that the strongest objections to this ques. active and efficient, and bis benesactions tionable proceeding, and the liveliest appre. and charities were munificent and free, hensions of its disastrous consequences, as they were discriminating and unostenta were, in a great degree, allayed, in the tious. Numerous are the objects of public minds of its most strenuous opponents, by benevolence, which have cause to rejoice in confidence in the character of the men, to the fullness of his bounty ;-and many, whom, happily, was cominitted its direction more than the world will ever know-are and control. Indeed, no higher tribute the hearts of private sufferers, who are, could be paid to their virtue, than was unconsciously, his debtors, for the relief rendered, at the time, by a venerable, exand comfort which they will never have perienced and distinguished statesman, of opportunity to acknowledge. The prayers stern Republican principles, (the elder Gov. and the blessings of the poor did, indeed, Lincoln,) who, when informed of the names follow him; but who shall speak of the li of the selected Delegates to the Convention,

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exclaimed with fervency, • Thank Heaven! will be a more appropriate occasion and then all is safe. With such men as George place, in which to treat of the personal parCabot and Daniel Waldo, nil erit detrimenti ticipation of our departed friend, in this Reipublicæ ;'-no harm can come to the connexion. Deeply imbued with religious Republic.

faith, and feelingly impressed with a sense " As a proof how well sustained, by the l of ali Christian obligation, in the liberality community in which he lived, was this sen. of a cultivated and enlightened mind, he timent of trust and confidence towards Mr. vlevised things liberally, and with a view Waldo, he was, afterwards, in the year to extended good. He looked far beyond 1816, elected by his fellow citizens of the sect or party, and strove to learn from the county of Worcester, to a seat in the Sen- instruction of his great teacher and master, ate of Massachusetts, and again re-elected how to regard duty to the whole race of his in the two following years. His charac- fellow men, and the aim of his life teristic punctuality and fidelity, here, also, was its faithful and acceptable performdistinguished the discharge of the duties of ance. his station, and made him one of the most “ Thus has passed the long and useful life useful and justly esteemned members of that of this good man. He has been borne to the body. The love of domestic quiet and en- , tomb, full of years, and in honored rememjoyment, and his earnest desire for retire- brance. The tears of bereaved relatives ment, in 1819, resisted the wishes of his and friends bedew the green sod of his fresh friends for his longer continuance in public inade grave, but the deeds of public mu. office, and he respectfully, but resolutely, nificence and of private benevolence which declined a renomination.

he has wrought, will survive all temporary The name of Waldo is intimately affiction, in the cherished inemory and lastassociated with many of the religious and ing influence of his exemplary character charitable institutions of the country. There ll and virtues."

[From the N. Y. Commercial Advertiser.]

Ul e w York family for Siberia.

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 1845. 1 letter of George Seymour (one of Governor As there is an expedition for Liberia Robert's Council) to his former mistress in fitting out from Baltimore and Norfolk, hy Connecticut, a daughter of Anson G. Phelps, the American Colonization Society, to sail Esq., the well known friend of the African, in a few days with a goodly number of and President of the New York State Coloemigrants and also several missionaries nization Society, which letter you as well for their different stations, making it of

as many other editors published some time much interest to the friends of African co

since. They say they are going into a new lonization, I feel it a privilege to make a

wilderness country, and mean to apply the remark or two respecting a family which

axe to the root of the tree and make themleft this city yesterday morning via rail. selves good homes, and I think they will do road for Baltimore, to join the ship “ Ro.it. Lowry appears to be a shrewd, enerancke, Captain Hanna,” bound 1o Mon. 'getic man. Mr. Sheldon has the appearance rovia, Liberia. The family consists of Mr. of a good substantial farmer, not unlike our Sheldon and wise, each about 50 years of good New England or Western New York age, Mr. Lowry and wife, each about 25 farmers, and I have no doubt they will give years of age, son-in-law and daughter of Mr. a “good report of the land,” and be the and Mrs. Sheldon, and three fine, plump, i means of inducing many others to follow. bright-eyed, clean-faced, promising child. In addition to all I have said, Mr. and Mrs. ren, the eldest 5 years of age, all of them S. are Methodist professors, and Mr. and just as black as Mr. Lowry and his wife, Mrs. L. Presbyterian professors of the (no mixed blood there,) who, with their religion of Jesus Christ, and have their father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon, credentials of being in good and regular are of the pure African jet black.

standing in the church of which they are They were all well clad in good, substan- members. If we could add 100 such lamitial garments, and not out at the elbows, lies to this, well might the sons of Ham knees or heels, and not slipshod. They begin to "stretch forth their hands unto are from Medina, Orleans county, N. Y. God.” I could say much more in behalf of They are farmers, and the women are good this family, but I should occupy too much scholars. Lowry can write; I saw him of your paper, and will close by saying sign a receipt for some money handed him that I have seen several letters from persons to defray expenses on the way. Upon being of respectability in Medina which fully asked what or who induced them to go to confirm all that I have said, and are at Liberia, they said they had read and obtained your service for a perusal. the necessary information-particularly the A FRIEND TO THE COLORED MAN.

Our late Erpedition for fiberia. The fine ship Roanoke, of Baltimore, || have voluntarily set their servants free that chartered by this Society for the purpose, they might go and improve their condition sailed from Norfolk, Va., for Monrovia, and their children's in Liberia. Liberia, on the 5th of November, with one The whole company were well supplied hundred and eighty-seven emigrants and a with provisions, &c., for the passage and large supply of provisions, goods, &c. for six months after they arrive in the

of these emigrants, one hundred and six colony. Nearly the whole of this was done are from King George County, Va., libera. || at the expense of the Society; only two of ted by the will of the late Nathaniel H. them having paid the full price. Many of Hooe: ten were from Prince William them could pay nothing at all; and for County, Va., liberated by the Rev.John others only a part was paid. Towles : five were from Petersburg, libera- On their arrival in Liberia, we furnish ted by the Rev. Mr. Gibson: seventeen them houses to live in for six months, give were from Essex County, of whom ten them a piece of land for their own, supply were liberated by the will of the late them with medicine and medical attendance Edward Rowzee, five by Miss Harriet when they are sick, and with all things F. C. Rowzee, and one by the heirs of necessary for their comfort during their Edward Rowzee: eleven were from Fred- acclimation. This gives them a fair chance eric County, Va., liberated by Moncure for health and happiness. Robinson, Esq., of Philadelphia: fourteen Upwards of seventy who had applied to were from Shepherdstown and vicinity, Va., go in the Roanoke, were left behind. some of whom were free, and others were Some of them found they could not get liberated for the purpose of allowing them ready in time. Legal difficulties were to accompany their friends to Liberia : thrown in the way of others. One family thirteen were from Halifax, N. C., liberated would not go because the husband and fath. by the will of Thomas W. Lassiter: two er had not been able to raise money to buy were from Fredericksburg, Va., liberated by himself. While for some, we could not afford the will of the late William Bridges of to pay the expenses, at the present time. Stafford County, Va., one was a free man We are now making arrangements to from Petersburg, Va.: one, also free, from send an expedition from New Orleans, to Charleston, S. C., and seven from Medina, sail in January, with emigrants from KenOrange County, N.Y.

tucky, Tennessee and other Southwestern Many of them were persons of much states. Those of our friends living in those more than ordinary fitness for citizens of states will do us a favor by notifying any Liberia. Many of them could read and persons who contemplate going to Africa, write, and had been accustomed to taking of the proposed vessel. care of themselves and their interests, and Our friends will also perceive the newere industrious and prudent. Great libe- cessity under which we are for an increase rality has been shown by the masters who il of the means of sending out emigrants.

fiberia a nd the British--Dr. Hodgkin's fitter. In another column will be found a letter || letting him speak for himself and for his from Dr. Hodgkin, of London, relating to our country on the subject. He is a gentleman Liberia affairs. He seems to think that we of high character, of enlarged benevolence, have not fairly represented England in the and of comprehensive knowledge. We are matter. Perhaps this may be the fact. At happy in being able to let our readers see any rato we are gład of the opportunity of ll the sentiments whieb he entertains on a subject in which they are so much interest | her to be tried as a slaver in the court af ed.

Sierra Leone? What propriety is there in They will not fail to remark one thing their detaining her there several months, in his letter, viz: that he says nothing at under pretense that some important witall leading us to suppose that the “ John nesses are absent? Why do they not at once Seys " was seized on the ground that she avow the real ground on which she was was suspected of being a slaver. What i seized, and stand by it with all its consepropriety, therefore, was there in sending | quences ?

Co our friends and Patrons. Our readers are aware how anxious we have each pledged us $1,000 toward the have been to secure the balance of the terri- | $15,000 subscription. These sums are all tory lying between Cape Mount and Cape conditional on our making up the whole Palmas, and how earnestly we have begged amount. Two names more are wanting! for $20,000 to purchase it. We have now Two persons have it now in their power to the pleasure of informing our friends and secure to us $20,000! We entreat those patrons, that in Kentucky $5,000 have whom the Lord has blessed with the good been subscribed towards this object: and things of this life to think of this urgent also that thirteen gentlemen in other states I call.

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(From the Louisville Democrat.)

Kentucky in Africa. At a meeting of citizens in the 1st 2. Resolved, That as this plan of Presbyterian church on Thursday having a colony of Kentucky Afrievening, the 21 inst., to consult upon cans planted within the bounds of the best measures to advance the the Commonwealth of Liberia, has cause of colonization, Mr. W. Rich- originated in a benevolent regard for ardson was chosen chairman, and their interests, civil, social and moral, W. F. Bullock, Esq., secretary. it is, in our judgment, the duty of our

Mr. Cowan, the agent of the colo- free colored population to inform nization society, gave a full state-themselves of the privileges and adment of his agency in this state in vantages they will enjoy by citizenreference to the plan of Kentucky ship in Kentucky in Africa, and we to have a colony of her own in Lid would council them to emigrate there. beria; and of his success in raising 3. Resolved, That as $700 is now funds to purchase 40 miles square needed ($165 having been raised in of territory in that country; where the city) to fill up the subscription upon the following resolutions were of $5,000, the sum required to puroffered and passed unanimously : chase the territory, it is highly im

1. Resolved, that the plan of hav- portant that this city and the county ing territory within the bounds of Li- of Jefferson should raise this sum, beria, on the western coast of Africa, and thereby show to their fellow citito be called Kentucky, that our free zens in different parts of the state, colored population may have a coun- who have contributed to this object, try to emigrate to, and enjoy their that we are interested in carrying freedom under an administration of out this good and great enterprise. their own color, meets with our cor- 4. Resolved, That Messrs. Beattie, dial approbation.

Glover, Ranney, Bucklin, Bayless,

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Pettit, J. S. Morris, Throgmorton, of this meeting be signed by the J. S. Lithgow, J. Rust and D. M’Al-Chairman and Secretary, and be lister, be a committee to render to published in the different papers in Mr. Cowan such assistance as he the city. shall need to raise funds for the cause

W. RICHARDSON, in this city.

Chairman. 5. Resolved, that the proceedings W.F. BULLOCK, Sec'y.

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Items of Intelligence. On the 17th May, at Marshall, a young | houses, make yourselves happy, and try to man about twenty-one years of age, by rear your colony in the fear of God, and imthe name of Frank Butler, in company prove your societies : for this is the inost with several others who were diving for abominable place I ever saw. By the help oysters in the Junk river, was struck by a of the Lord I hope to reach home some day. shark. He survived only long enough to | This is a miserable and adulterous hole.” come up to the surface, and tell that he was hurt. A comrade pulled him into their

A Boa Constrictor was captured near canoe when he expired.

Old Field settlement, Messurado river, the

stomach of which contained a sull grown The two seamen landed here by captain deer, horns and all. The natives were preLideel's sloop (English) are both dead. || paring to feast upon his snakeship, the carOne cut his throat a few evenings ago in a cass of which they described as " big hog paroxysm of mania polu it is said, and the meat." other died of the fever.

A boat belonging to the Water Witch The British coaxed ten of the settlers to || by some means went on shore a few days go to Jamaica two or three years ago, and ago at Little Bassa, and was knocked to one of them writes back to his friends in pieces. She had been in chase of a Liberia—“ You who have your thatched Il slaver.

Receipts of the American Colonization Society,

From the 22d October, to the 22d November, 1845. By Rev. A. M. Cowan :-(dona.

McDowell, Willis Grimes, and tions reported in gross in last

A. D. Meyers, each $5..

80 00 No. of the Repository.)

Shelby Co.-John Crawford, L. W. Scott Co.- Rev. F. G. Strahan... 6 00

Duprey, John Robinson, Mrs. Harrison Co.-G. H. Perrin, $50,

R. Beattie, Mrs. Jane J. Lo

25 00 E. F. Easton, $10, Jo. Carr,

gan, each $5... $5, Theo. Walker, #3, Jo

Covington-J. M. Preston, $30 to

constitute himself a life memseph Wasson, $2....

70 00 Bourbon Co.—John King, $20,

ber, R. S. Brush, Wm. Ernst, John H Jones, and Wm. Jones,

M. M. Benton, A. L. Z. Grier,

Jno. K. McNuckle, H.J.Grees. each $5..

30 00

back,each $5, Go.C.Tarwin,$). 61 00 Fayette Co.-Samuel Laird, $100,

Louisville-John L. Martin, $30 R. Pindell, Edward Oldham,

to constitute himself a life memCol. Robert Innes, each $30 to

ber, Abraham Hite, and D. B. constitute themselves life mem.

Allen, each $20, Willis Ranney, bers, Solomon Vanmeter, $20,

Wm. F. Pettit, James Speed,
Isaac C. Vanmeter, $15, John
W. Overturn, $5, Charles Pat-

Prentis & Weissinger, William rick, $1..

231 00

Richardson, Dr. Sam'l B. Rich

ardson, Wm. E. Glover, W, H. Madison Co.-H. T. Terrill.. 20 00

Field, Wm. Miller, George C. Garrard Co.-Moses Collier.... 5 00

Gwathney, Rev. E. P. Hum. Lincon Co.-Rev. S. S. McRoberts. 500 phry, Samuel Messick, Mrs. Boyle Co.-John R. Ford, M. G.

W. L. Breckenridge, Mrs. AmYouce, each $20, R. Montgom

anda Hall, Miss Mary Hall, Mrs. ery, and James L. Crawford,

McFarland, Mrs. Eliza Cassaeach $10, F. S. Read, Wm. W.

dey, Miss Mary Ann McNutt,

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