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of them have placed themselves under the well educated females in every community, protection of the colony, soliciting a share They think these are apparent to every mind. in its polity, and are sending their children Much has been done in promoting female to its schools—and that this triumphant pro-education in the colony, by societies in Richgregs is the work, not of some powerful gov- mond, Philadelphia, New York and elseernment, but of private bounty and private where--With these we might co-operate. enterprise alone--are facts, utterly unknown The most enlightened friends of Colonization to the great mass of our people, yet as un- highly approve of this diversion of funds from questionable as the existence of London, or the general coffers of the society, to the as the events of the American Revolution. specitic object of education in Liberia, and
With these facts in view, no reflecting it would seem to us that it is peculiarly beinind can doubt, that the colony must sue fitting our sex to be thus engaged. ceed. It will present, every year, ample To assist in the regeneration of one conti. accommodations and more resistless attrac- nent and the amelioration of another, are the tions to our free coloured people. The daily noble ends before us. Yet noble as they are, decrease in the cost of transportation, will the means of attaining then, happily, do not soon enable thousands, annually, to emi- | wholly disdain female co-operation. Genilegrate. They will prefer a land where wealth ness, persuasion, self-denial, industry, and and social dignity, and all the natural re- perseverance, are chief implements of the ward3 of merit, await them, to one where, work: and who will say that to employ these whatever their talents and virtues, their in- is unfeminine? Let us, without overstep. evitable lot is hopeless and perpetual degra- ping the sphere of our sex, exert the faculdation. They will flock to Africa: they will ties which Providence has for good purposes fill, they will regenerate it.
bestowed. Woman may not, indeed, thunOne of the most important duties of the der in the Senate, or declaim in popular asSociety obviously, is, to diffuse widely a semblies: but at the fireside, no decorum forknowledge of the facts, which commend the bids her to plead with tongue and pen, the colony to public favour. The whites should cause of bleeding humanity and justice.be enlightened on the subject, that they inay i ller exertions there, may enlist that clo. speed on the work: the free people of coloui, quence, which custom permiis to challenge that they may willingly and joyilly embrace and captivate the public ear. In this great that bettered condition, which is offered cause, she may effect much by direct efforts; them in the clims of their ancestors. How by an intermediate agency, she may accomstrenuously diligent should each member of plish more; and may share largely of the beBiittle association be, in shedding this nedictions which two contients will probabenign light upon the darkened minds of her bly one day outpour upon the early advocountry!--in amassing information, in ex- cates of African Colonization. plaining the merits of the cause; in circulating pamphlets and documents that may ex- In pursuance of the suggestions of the bibit those merits justly; and in stimulating Board of Managers, the Society, at its miuto her friends to study them!
ing on the 4th July, 1834, determined to asPerhaps the greatest present want of the same the character of a Female African Ed. colony, is the want of usefully instructed citi- ucation Society-the objects of which should zens. Education, vital to every free com- be the promotion of female Education in the munity, is peculiarly so to Liberia, from the Colony of Liberia. the very natural djiciences under which its people have heretofore labored. The laws [From the Geneva (N. Y.) Güzelte, Jul; Oih.] of Virginia forbid the teaching of free colour- At a ineeting of the Young Men of Geneed persons to read anl write: but means va, held for the purpose of forming a Colonimight be adopted to promote their instruc- zation Society, J. W. STANSBURY was call. tion after landing in Liberia: and owners, ed to the chair, and J. W. TILLMAN appointwho design to inanumit for deportation, ed secretary. should be made sensible how important it is The objects of the Society were briefly to fit the mind for freedom, before that other stated; and on motion, wise dangerous boon is conferred.
Resolved, That we do form ourselves into With these views of the importance of Ed- a Colonization Society, arixiliary to the New ucation, the Board of Managers would beg York State Colonization Society. leave respectfully to recommend a change in
Messrs. S. M. Hopkins, Webster, Butler, the character and objects of the Society -- Dixon, Dox, Sill, Bronson and Greves were Devolving upon the National and State so- appointed a committee to prepare a constitucieties the duty of removing emigrants to tion for the Society, and report at the next Africa, they would suggest tile propriety of meeting. confining the exertions of this association to Messrs. S. Hopkins, Hamlin, Handy, Dox, the specific object of encouraging I'emale Ed- and Dixon, were appointed a committee in ucation in the Colony of Liberia. The Man prepare and report resolutions expressive of agers do not think it necessary to dilate here the sense of this meeting: upon the importance, in every point of view, Adjourned to meet on Monday evening, of the blessings of education in the early sta- 30th June. ges of a colony such as Liberia, nor of the The Society met pursuant to adjournment, benign iniluences likely to be dispensed by J. W. Stansbury in the chair.
Mr. S. Hopkins from the committee, re- Published by order of the Board of Direcported the following resolutions, which were tors. adopted:
J. W. STANSBURY, Ch'n. Resolved, That the plan of colonizing the J. W. TILLMAN, Secoy. free colored population of our country, presents the only safe and practicable means of
From the Christian Intelligencer. elevating them to a proper place amung the
COLONIZATION MEETING. members of the human family.
Catskill, 221 July, 1834. Resolveil, That while we sincerely depre- MESSRS. EDITORS.-As we believe that cate the existence of slavery in our land, we the promotion of the Colonization Society is confidently apprehend that immediate and the only feasible method of benefiting the couniversal emancipation would prove disas- lored population of our country, and of pretrous to the liberated slave, and seriously in- serving the coinin unity from the horrors conterrupt the harmony of our federal union. sequent on the excitement of popular indig.
Resolved, That, although the extinction of nation respecting the subject of abolition slavery in our land is a consummation ar- -We are very happy to communicate some dently to be desired by every patriot, we en- account of a Colonization Meeting held in tirely disclaim any legal right whatever, to this place last evening. interfere in the subject of slavery, and desire This was an adjourned Meeting from a to work only through the influence of moral former one a fortnight since. Dr. Porter suasion.
was called to the chair, and Rev. Mr. Owen Resolved, That the political emancipation opened with prayer. of the colored population of our country, pre- The following resolutions were moved and sents one of the inost interesting and impor- carried without a dissenting voice. tant considerations for the deliberation of our Resolved, That the apatlıy of the communia enlightened people, and that the elevation of ty to the interests of the Colonization Society their moral and intellectual character, un- is deeply to be deplored and portentous of folds one of the noblest fields for pliilanthro- evil. pic enterprise.
Resolved, That the Colonization Society Resolved, That the ancient and deep-root- | is a generous, rational, and practicable expeed prejudices existing throughout our coun. dient to do good to the coloured population try, and several radical distinctions of char- of the United Statos, and has redeemned its acier, interpose invincible barriers to the po- pledges as far as the period of its existence litical and social amalgamation of the colored could lead us to expect. with the white population.
Resolved, That any past mistakes in the Resolved, That the voluntary emigration managementof the Colonization Society conCif the free colored population oi our country stitute no reason why efficient pecuniary aid to the land of their fathers, is calculated to should now be withheld. exert a most happy influence, in elevating Resolved, That while this meeting entire. them in the scale of rational beings; in ly condeinns the riotous proceedings directchecking the enormities of the slave trade, ed against the abolitionists in N. York, and and in introducing civilization and christi- elsewhere ; yet we perceive in these acts anity among the barbarous tribes of Africa. the anticipated and legitimate results of the
Nİr. Dixon from the committee, presente. Abolition scheme. a constitution, which was adopted.
Resolved, That Messrs. Dr. Haugland, and The following persons were then elected Maltby Sayre, be a comunittee to solicit from officers of the Society:
our citizens subscriptions in favour of the SAM’L M. HOPKINS, President. Colonization Society. WILLIAM MILFORD, 1st V. President.
These Resolutions were supported by_apJAMES W. STANSBURY, 2d
propriate and energetic addresses, by Rev. JAS. W. TILLMAN, Rec. Secretary. Messrs. Smith, Van Liew, and Wyckoff, and CHARLES BUTLER, Cor. Secretary. Francis Sayre, Esq. In the course of the. E. K. BLYTII, Treasurer.
meeting, the reply to Dr. Cox's letter conHORACE WEBSTER, WM. E. Sill, John tained in the June number of the Repository, GREVES, P. M. Dox, L. W. Hamlin, Board was read with great acceptance. No doubt of Directors.
public opinion among us is greatly strengthOn motion of Mr. C. Butler,
ened in favor of Colonization, by recent Resolved, That the Board of Directors be events.
Yours, requested to confer with the different clergy
Philo AFRICANUS 20.. men of this village, upon the propriety of presenting the subject of colonization to
PREACHING TO Slaves. their respective congregations, and taking up We are informed that Mr. Van Rensselaer a collection in aid of the objects of the Socie- [son of Hon. S. Van Rensselaer of Albany, 1 ty.
has preached to the slaves at more than 20: Resolved, That the Board of Directors be different places in Halifax, and that he has instructed to call a special ineeting of the so- been sustained and encouraged in those laciety on the evening preceding the com- bors, by the proprietors of the largest planmencement of Geneva College, and to ap- tations and the most respectable citizens of point a person to deliver an address on tbat that county. The estimation in which his occasion. Adjourried.
labors are held, wherever he is known, is of itself a refutation of the remark which good , BETH THOMPSON's School in the Methodist men sometimes countenance,--that norihern Meeting 1101se, and I cannot express the ministers awill not be received by the people, or great interest felt on the occasion. Our cannot be useful at the South.” This remark, warebouses were shut up, so that all might in the unqualified manner in which it is attend. It was very largely attended, alsometimes uttered, implies a slander on the though each had to pay 12 1-2 cents. Mr. intelligence and character of the southern Ever, at New Georgia, among the re-cappeople, which we consider very unjust. It tured Africang, is doing well.”' takes it for granted that the people are so fully under the dominion of local prejudices We understand that the Ladies' and have :o little liberality and discrimina
Society intend very sbortly establishtion in their estimates of character, that the fact that a man was born or educated north ing a Manual Labour School, under of the Potomac, is a sufficient reason for them the charge of a highly respectable to exclude him from their Society, or at least friend and his wife, in the new Coto refuse him admission to spheres of useful lony of Pennsylvania, foueded by the ness where his services are greatly needed. The imputation of such a prejudice to the Young Men's Colonization Society, southern people en masse, is very unjust.- at Bassa Cove, and as their funds are
There may be some narrow minded souls of inadequate for meeting the beavy this sort in every parallel of latitude-but this is not the character of the enlightened expenditure of their extended benerchristian community, and of intelligent citi- olence, we hope they will be remenzens generally in the southern States. Let bered and patronized by some of our northern men possess the principles, spirit, affluent citizeas. and character, which Mr. V. R. has manisested, and they will be well received by re
DEFERRED ARTICLES. spectable citizens as soon as their character shall be knowil.Richmond Tel.
The following Letter and Resolu
tion were expected to appear in form[From Poulson's Daily fillvertiser.] LIBERIA.
er numbers of the Repository, but We rejoice to notice that each ar
were casually omitted:
[From the N. Y. Specialor, June 2d.] rival from the Colony affords new
COLONIZATION SOCIETY. prooss of the benefits conferred on
The following gratifying letter with its long-suffering Africa by the wise and enclosure, was received on Saturday:philanthropic labors of the American
NEW YORK, May 31, 1831. Colonization Society. The following permit me to state the following circum
Dear Sir-In presenting this 100 dollars extract from the letter of an old and stance:--About a week since, a person callhighly respectable colored colonist, ed on me, and stated that, in May, 1826, le to a gentleman of Philadelphia, will, came to my office and exchanged some we are sure, gratify the friends of the money, and he thinks he received a hundred
dollars more than he was entitled to, and
that he called several days after to see if our "Our new and excellent Governor (Pin- cash indicated such a mistake, but that the NEY) is quite indefatigable in his labors to clerk did not ascertain certainly that this push forward the interests of the Colony, was the case. He hesitated some about reand strongly reminds us of the sainted Ash- turning it, and yet felt unwilling to retain it.
He has determined upon and taken I inquired if under the circumstances he measures to re-establish a public farm near would feel satisfied to have the amount preCaldwell, on the plan of Mr. Ashmun, where sented to the Colonization Society, to which all idle persons and vagrants may be placed. he replied yes. This therefore, is cheerfulMany persons are going to farming, and I ly given in the hope that it may aid the good am within bounds when I say that three cause in which your society is engaged. times the quantity of ground will be put un
I am yours, der cultivation this season, over any preced
RUFUS L. NEVINS. ing year.” Of that admirable lady, Mrs. San- COLONIZATION SOCIETY IN THE CITY OF
NEW YORK. SOM, whose inestimable labors in planting Schools in Africa, are but too held July 22,
At a meeting of the Board of Managers, little known and appreciated, he says: It was resolved, That a Select Committee
"I am happy to inform you, that the be appointed to inquire and ascertain what Schools supported by the Ladies of Phila- free persons of color sustained injury in their delphia, continue to exert the most benefi- persons or property during the late riots ir. cial influence on our rising generation, and this city, with power to collect subscr.ptions many will live to bless the name of BEULAH for their benefit, and apply the same ti their SANSOM, We had an exhibitic
అంతication to create
30 10 16
CONTRIBUTIONS To the American Colonization Society in the month of Septenber, 1831.
Gerrit Smith's First Plan of Suóscription. John S. Walton, New Orleans,
100 Collections from Churches. Accomac and Northampton counties, Va.--from three Methodist Episcopal congregations, received from James A. Massey,
$3 65 Do from Mr. Massey and another friend,
1 36 Alexandria, at the 1st Presbyterian church, by Rev. Elias Harrison,
15 5 do at the 2nd
do do at the Baptist church, by Rev. S. Cornelius,
8 25 Bath, New Hampshire, by Rev. D. Sutherland, Belmont county, Ohio, Crab Apple Congregation, by Rev. J. Coon,
12 51 Creagerstown, Maryland, by Mr. Mettane,
2 50 Cross Creek, Jetterson county, Ohio, St. James's church, by Rev. J. Morse, Danby, Tompkins county, N. Y. New Jerusalem church, by Rev. Lewis Beers, *Indianapolis, Presbyterian church, by Rev. W. A. Halliday, do Methodist do by Rev. Calvin Ruter,
15 2 Lawrence Presbyterian church, by Rev. lienry Axtell,
8 50 Lebanon, Alleghany county, Pa. Presbyterian church, by Rev. T. D. Baird, Lee, Massachusetts, in Rev. Joshua N. Danforth's church, Maryland, by Rev. William Matchett, Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland, by Rev. A. O. Patterson, New Hackensack, N. Y. Reformed Dutch church, by Rev. C. Van Cleef, Norfolk, in the Presbyterian church, Petersburg, in the Methodist do, 1333,
20. Richland, Pa. by Rev. John Glenn, Sawickiy congregation, Pa. by Rev. A. O. Patterson,
ng 50 Rock,
12 67 Xenia, Ohio, in the congregation of Rev. Andrew W. Poage,
13 in the Associate congregation of Rev. Andrew llerron,
Donation. From Miss E. R. Winter, Alexandria,
2 Auxiliary Societies. Indiana Colonization Society,
4 17 Xenia Fenvale do, by Miss Mary Martin, Treasurer,
In the receipts from Auxiliary Societies, published in the August No. of the Repository, for “Crawford county, Va. $30,” read “Crawford county, Pennsylvania, $30.
Ifrican Reposiiory. Allen Leeper, Farmington, Tenn. per II. D. King, C. Goodrich,
2 50 Collections made in Ohio, last year, by the Rev. F. W. Thomas, Agent, not before ack1833.
nowledged : September 23, At a meeting in Dr. Beecher's Presbyterian church,
15 1 October 1, Aster delivering a Lite Lecture,
14 11, At a meeting in Lebanon, $5–17th & 20th, in Dayton, $27 43, 32 43 25, Received from Rev. Franklin Putnam, of the Presbyterian
church, for a 4th July collection,
do from Dayton Juvenile Colonization Society,
23, At a meeting at Zanesville, November 5, At do at Springfield,
13 75 Donation from E. H. Cumming,
From Rev. J. S. Galloway, Pres’n church, for 4th July coll'n, 5 80 9 & 11, At a meeting in the Methodist church at Urbana, From the members of a new Auxiliary Society,
course of Literary Lectures, and obtained 35 names at $1
35 Mr. T. received the following sums, 4th of July collections: Rev.J. Wilson, Cincinnati,
11 50 Andrew S. Morrison, Unity church,
2 75 From the same at Palmyra, $2 75—from the same $8 61, 11 36 ** The same gentlemen collected at these churches last year $75, which was acknowledged in the Repository, as received in a draft from Isaac Coe, without any other spe. cification,
A Letter from JAMES G. BIRNEY, Esq. to the Rev. THORNTON J. Mills,
Corresponding Secretary of the Kentucky Colonization Society, dated Mercer County, Ky. July 15, 1834.
The readers of the African Repository have had an opportunity of perusing, in several of the numbers for the past and the present year, some letters, originally published, we believe, in the Huntsville (Ala.) Democrat, from the pen of Mr. James G. Birney. This gentleman was recently Agent of the American Colonization Society for the south-western district, composed of the States of Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, and the territory of Arkansas; and the object of those letters was to vindicate, by making more fully known, the principles and course of the Society. Though not concurring in all the views taken by the writer, we were not deterred by that consideration from copying his essays into the Repository; and he may feel assured, that the suspension of their republication after the seventh number proceeded only from the casual loss of the subsequent letters. Should he be able to supply them, it will give us pleasure to complete the series, though, perhaps, at the risk of renewed censure from intelligent friends who had objected to some passages of the republished numbers, as having a PRO-slavery tendency. It was our design, should we recover the missing numbers, to accompany the translation of them to this Journal, with an attempted defence against that imputation. Our anxiety on the subject, was soon, however, interrupted most unexpectedly by rumours that the party for whom we were meditating an apology had surrendered to his assailants, and was about to ful. minate from their camp charges against the Colonization Society, similar to those which had been made against himself. The flourishes with which the organs of Immediate Abolition announced, in advance, Mr. BirNey's abjurement of the Colonization cause, were in due season followed by the appearance of the letter, of which the title is given at the head of this article. Iustead, therefore, of defending the officer of the Society against his adversaries, we are placed in the sudden necessity of defending the Society against the Parthian warfare of the fugitive officer.