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“ The first anuual meeting of the Princeton Colonization Society was held on March 1st, in the Reformed Presbyterian church. Judge Samuel Hall presided, and the meeting was opened with an appropriate prayer by the Rev. G. MacMASTERS ; after which the Constitution was read, and several animated addresses were made by the clergy of various denominations, as also by gentlemen both of the legal and medical professions. A collection was taken up, amounting to near $50.
“ The following resolutions were adopted by the unanimous vote of the Society :
“Ist. Resolved, That this meeting cordially approve of the scheme of the American Society for the Colonization of free people of color, with their own consent, in Liberia, Africa.
“2d. Resolved, That this meeting have full confidence in the ability, diligence, and faithfulness of the present officers of the American Colonization Society.
“3d. Resolved, That out of the funds this evening collected, ten copies of the “ African Repository and Colonial Journal” be procured by the Treasurer, for gratuitous distribution.
“ 4th. Resolved, That the Secretary be ordered to forward the proceedings of the meeting to the editor of the African Repository and Colonial Journal. “On motion, the Society adjourned to meet at the call of the President.
JOHN M. McCHORD, Secretary."
FROM THE NEW ARK SENTINEL.
TRENTON, March 1st, 1841. I ATTENDED the meeting of the New Jersey Colonization Society, in the City Hall, this evening. An address was made by Mr. PINNEY, Agent of the Pennsylvania Society, and formerly Governor of Liberia. I never heard a more satisfactory exhibition of the objects, claims and operations of the scheme of Colonization. Though the address was more than two hours in length, every body was gratified and instructed, and no body fatigued. He first unfolded the remote origin of the Colonization enterprise. The idea originated, he said, in Virginia. Laws, allowing unconditional emancipation, existed in that State from 1786 to 1792, during which time at least 10,000 slaves were set free. Their destitute and abandoned condition induced restraints upon manumission, and led the leading men of that State to cast about for some plan for removing this unhappy population. In 1800 they applied to Mr. JEFFERSON, through their Governor, to negotiate for the purchase of some proper territory for a refuge. Negotiations were opened by our foreign ministers, in reference to this subject. But the wars in which Europe and the United States were involved from that time down to 1815, prevented any decisive measures. The matter was again agitated after the peace of 1815, but no specific plan was fixed upon until the devoted Mills and Finley, with their associates, formed the “ American Colonization Society,” at Washington, on the first January, 1817. It was the direct object of that Society to remove to some suitable Colony such free colored people as would consent to go. Liberia was soon after selected and purchased. Several collateral objects were urged as motives to engage in this laudable enterprise, the principal of which were summed up by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, a year or two subsequent to the formation of the Society. They were, 1st, the benefits to be conferred on the emigrants ; 2d, the benefits to Africa, in planting civilization, and placing a check upon the Slave Trade ; 3d, the relief of the States from an undesirable popula
tion; and 4th, the opening of a way for slave-holders to emancipate their slaves without endangering the peace of society.
After a masterly delineation of the various causes which preclude the colored man, even when liberated from absolute bondage, from enjoying any degree of social or civil privileges in this country, Mr. PINNEY went on to describe the actual condition of the colonists, in these respects, in Liberia. He introduced us to their social circles, their farms, their counting-houses and schools, their halls of justice and legislation; he held them before us in the capacity of heads of families, magistrates, and officers of the customs; and, amongst other things, recited the interesting history of the editor of the Liberia Herald, who went from this country when a boy, and after spending several years in various pursuits, principally of a mercantile character, turned his attention to letters, and is now a good classical scholar, and writes editorials that would do honor to the best newspaper in the United States. In all these various relations, Mr. Pinney showed that the African race can rise, and, in Liberia, have already risen, to the proper dignity and nobleness of man.
CONTRIBUTIONS to the Pennsylvania State Colonization Society,
from 15th February to 8th March, 1841, inclusive. February 15—Collections at Carlisle, $16; J. Hamilton, 5; G: Mitzer, 5; G. A. Lyon, 5;
A. F. McGill, 5; R. C. Hall, 5; Mts. McKinley, 5; Wm. D. Seymour, 5; J. B. Parker, 5; H. Watts, 5; W. H. Allen, 5; J. D. Elliot, 5; Mrs. T. Blane, 5; A. Holmes, 5; M. Stevenson, 5; Robert Irwine, 3; Wm. Irwine, 3; J. V. E. Thorn, 3; M. Caldwell, 3 ; J. L. Biddle, 3; S. Hepburn, 3; Angnay & Anderson, 2; W. Graham, 2; J. Reed, 2; C. M. Biddle, 2; J.H. Graham, 2; W. M. Biddle, 2; Mr. Blair, 2; S. Elliott, 1 ; Cash, 1; J. Fother, 1 ; Mrs. Baird, 1 ; Mr. Philips, 1 50. February 18thD. Oaks, 5; C. Chambers, 5 ; J. McCoy, 5; Ann Smith, 5; W. Adams, 2; F. Smith, 1; Cash, 1; A Friend, 1; H. Ruby, 1; M. Neall, 1; Cash, 1; G. A. Shryock, 1; Cash, 1; W. Serbert, 1; G. Heck, 1 ; J. Reedisel, 1 ; Cash, 1; J. Wright, 1; Cash, 1; Miss Poe, 1; W. Munede, 1; Cash, 1; J. C. Richards, Jr., 1; J. Heck, 1; Cash, 1; John Radibaugh, 1; Wm. P. Thompson, 1. February 22—David Rittenhouse Porter Esq., 10; J. Gilmore, 5; G. R. Espy, 5; J. L. Ward, 5; J. G. Miller, 5; T. P. Pollock, 5; E. Kingsbury Jr., 5; S. Strich, 5; J. M. Holdeman, 5; J. Letherman, 5; J. Higgins, 5; W. Primrose, 5; J. C. Beecher, 5; A. Graydon, 5; R. F. Kelker, 5; W. R. Griffith, 5; H. A. Cricks, 5; Feun & Wallace, 5; J. M. Forster, 5; J. W. Cake, 5; B. Parker, 5; J. McCormick, 5; 8. M. Headly, 5; W. Heister, 5; G. Oglesbey, 2; Cash, 2; Schunck, 2; Cash, 1 50; Mary Kingsford, 3; J. A. Bell, 1; Cash, 1; Cash, 1 ; Cash, 1; Cash, 1; G. A. Snyder, 1; Cash, 1; Cash, 1; Cash, 1 ; Cash, 1; Cash, 50c; Cash, 50c; Cash, 50c; Cash, 50c; Cash, 50c; Cash, 50c; Cash, 50c.,
$316 50 March 5-Daniel McIntyre, third annual subscription of
100 00 Topliff Johnson, (donation,) $10; H. Perkins, 5; Haswell Barrington & Haswell, 5,
20 00 6_Sundry individuals
, at Danville, for American Colonization Society, 61 00 8—Indiana Colonization Society, through J. M. Rar,
$516 00 By W. Pinney, in Chester County.—Samuel Latta, 5; Wm. W. Latta, 5;
Oliver Allison, 5; R. M. Russell, 5; J. B. Linton, 1; A. Hamilton, 1; J.
$588 75 191 16 Avails of a Necklace and Ring presented by a lady, $5 20; E. J. Lee, Jr., $10; Mrs. Shepherd, $10,
Donations received by the Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Colonization Society, 1840, by
their agent, Rev. Č. Colton—the acknowledgment of which was omitted at the proper
time. 1840.-Of Rev. Mr. Morton, Philadelphia,
$5 00 Joseph Bailey, Esq., of Parkerville, Chester County, constituting himself a Life Member of Pennsylvania Colonization Society,
72 00 “ James A. Caldwell, Esq., Greene, Lancaster Co.,
30 00 “ H. Myers, Esq., Concordville, Delaware Co.,
10 00 “ John Zimmerman, Allen, Cumberland Co.,
CONTRIBUTIONS to the American Colonization Society, from the
20th February to 25th March, 1841.
Warner, $5; Hillsborough, $4 40; Hillsbury Bridge, $7; Hills-
- $139 96 Aux. Col. Society, Cornish, by A. Spaulding, Secretary, ·
30 00 New Ipswich, $21; Peterborough, $26 50; Rindge, $10 25;
Dr. E. Green, Dover, $5; A Friend, 50c; in Pelham, 50c;
135 50 $305 48
14 85 By Rev. D. CLARKE, Agent:
30 50 Boston, Charles Stoddard, Esq.; $10; Kimball, Jewett & Co. $10; other Gentlemen, $46,
66 00 Worcester, Hon. Daniel Waldo,
100 00 North Wilbraham, Ladies and Gentlemen,
13 09 West Springfield, Austin Ely, Esq.,
50 00 Dea. D. Merrick, $5; Justin Bagg, $1 ; Ladies, $6 80,
12 82 A further dividend on account of A. Woodman's legacy, late of Boston,
123 63 4108
Mrs. John H. Mason, to constitute Rev. J. Leavitt a
tute the Rev. Mark Tucker, D. D., a Life Member, 30 00 other individuals,
51 00 141 00 CONNECTICUT. By Rev C. J. Tenner, Agent:Norwich City, Collected from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5, inclusive, $98 69;
additional from Griswold, $3 12 }; Colchester, (18th and 19th Jan.) $9 37 }; Preston, (Jan. 31,) $4; New London, (Feb. 5—9) $35; Lyme, (Feb. 10 & 11,) $4; Windsor, (Feb. 14 & 15,) $12 81,
167 0% NEW JERSEY. Received from Hon. D. Reall, Freehold,
5 00 VIRGINIA. By Rev. C. Cummins, Agent: A few of the friends of Rev. Theodorick Pryor, in Nottaway Con
gregation, to constitute him, (their Pastor,) a Life Member, 41 00 Thomas Blackwell, Lunenburg Co.,
10 00 Robert Blackwell,
10 00 From other individuals,
25 20 267 36 SOUTH CAROLINA. J. B. O'Niell, Spring field,
KENTUCKY. Captain Jesse Smith, Danville,
$10 00 G. Merriwether, Oak Grove, Christian Co.,
3 50 INDIANA. Female Miss. Society of the Reformed Presby. Church, Princeton, by Miss Jane Kell,
20 00 « Rev John Kell,
$114 68; John W. Bryan, $100; John W. Burress, $25; Mary B. Mc-
Breck, $10; Wm. J. Mastin, $10; Ladies' Sewing Society, $5; Mrs. Dr.
From other sources. Nett sales of Camwood, per Brig Hobart, from Liberia,
1,600 00 From the United States, for supplies to Amer. Seamen at Liberia, 170 00
Note. In the acknowledgments of Contributions, in the 1st No. for March, only $10 is mentioned as the amount of collections in Rev. S. W. Brace's church, Skaneatelas, N. Y.; $15 was received, being the amount of a Thanksgiving collection.
AGENTS WANTED. We have recently received several letters from our friends in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, encouraging us to hope for liberal contributions from those States, provided suitable agents are employed. Will not the patrons of the Society name to us three such agents ! Their services are required immediately.
TO SUBSCRIBERS. We earnestly appeal to those who are indebted for the Repository, to remit the amount due, both for 1840 and 1841, and thus save the Society the expense of employing agents to collect. Post Masters will remit; and any bank bills current where subscribers reside, will be received in payment.
06 We beg the attention of our readers, in the South and South-west, to the notice that an expedition will sail from New Orleans about the 15th of April next. We hope all our exchange papers will insert this notice.
Let the Emigrants on all the tributaries of the Mississippi be ready at that time; and, let the patrons of the Society remember, that the expedition just sailed, has drained our treasury. Our funds, then, must be increased, and that imme tely. Let all our agents redouble their diligence, as we are doing at this office, to raise money. It will require every possible exertion to provide the means to send off the contemplated expedition.
THE AFRICAN REPOSITORY,
Published semi-monthly, at $1 50 in advance, when sent by mail, or $2 00 if not paid
till after the expiration of six months, or when delivered to subscribers in cities.
WASIUNGTON, APRIL 15, 1841.
AFRICAN EMIGRATION. “ A ship has lately sailed from London for the coast of Africa, on board of which is Mr. Barclay, the General Agent for Jamaica, whose object it is to induce natives of Africa to proceed voluntarily to the West Indies, as free emigrants, to be employed in the cultivation of the cane, &c. They are to be quite unfettered by engagements before embarkation, and free to choose their own employers and make their own terms on reaching their new homes. It is suggested that this is the commencement of an African emigration which may one day supersede the slave trade throughout the world."
We cut the above extraordinary article from the Philadelphia Presbyterian. The planters in the West Indies have tried several expedients for procuring laborers to supply the places of those freed slaves who have refused to work on the plantations. They have offered strong inducements to the Germans, yet have obtained but few. They have had several agents in this country endeavoring to induce the free colored people to emigrate.
Their success was, for a time, encouraging; but the first who removed were dissatisfied, and many have returned, and made such a report as will probably put an end to further emigration to the British Islands.
The project of supplying the Islands with laborers from Africa, has been entertained for some time, and has received the sanction of the Government. The Palladium, a newspaper published in St. Lucia, one of the smaller islands, thus notices the seheme:
"We look upon this as presenting a golden opportunity to those who have taken a correct view of the condition of our labor market, for acquiring that additional force—and of the right sort--of which there is so great a want just now. The emigration cry is general throughout the Colonies particularly in Demarara and Trinidad, where large funds have been already prepared for the promotion of emigration on an extensive scale and the population of Sierra Leone, as far as we have been able to ascertain it, is not of that inexhaustible number as to leave the smaller Colonies much chance against their larger and more wealthy neighbors, in the acquisition of laborers out of it, unless immediate steps be taken, It being not known everywhere that Government has sanctioned the removal