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Nourse, M. D. Averil, S. W. Calvert, R. H. On motion. Resolved, That the whole docLilly, Eli Smith, D. S. Todd, J. J. Rice, T.ument as amended be published in the WestCole, S. Y. Garrison, Chas. Philips, Geo. ern Luminary, and that it be recommended Poage, T. P. Smith, Andrew Todd:--56. to each pastor, and stated supply to read the
Nays-Wm. Wade, Thos. C. Howard, congregation in which he labors, previous to Jas. Bell, J. Harriott, Sam'l. Wallace, A. the next meeting of Synod. Cameron, Thos. Smith, Jas. Caldwell:-8. A true extract from the minutes.
NON LIQUETS—-Thos. Cleland, Sam'l. Attest : R. DAVIDSON, Lynn, N. A. Thompson, S. V. Marshall, J.
Stated Clerk of Synod. Eggen, J. Bemiss, Robt. Hamilton:-7.
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CONTRIBUTIONS To the American Colonization Society, for the month of October, 1831.
Gerrit Smith's First Plan of Subscription. E. F. Backus, Connecticut,
$100 George H. Burwell, Virginia,
100 General John H. Cocke, do
100 Rev. Thomas C. Upham, Maine,
100 Collections from Churches. Berkeley, Va. Norbonne Parish, by Rev. W. P. C. Johnson,
6 25 Caney Fork, Kentucky, by A. R. Currey,
81 Delaware, by Rev. W. Matchet, Freehold, Monmouth county, N.J. Presbyterian ch. by Rev. D. V. M‘Lean, 8 92 Lewistown and Wayne congregations, by Rev.J.S. Woods, Liberty meeting-house do, by B. Temple,
5 18 Lower Tuscarora Presbyterian church, Maine, Phipsburg, Rev. Mr. Boynton's Society,
7 53 Bath, by Mr. Ellenwood,
5 81 Waterford, by Mr. Douglas,
3 30 Bucksport, by Mr. Blood,
12 81 Minot Auxiliary Society,
Auxiliary Societies. Albemarle, Va. Female Auxiliary Society, do
to make Rev. Nicholas H. Cobbs, of Va. a Life member, Vermont Auxiliary Society, by D. Bateman, Esq. Treasurer,
400 Donations. Goodrich, Samuel, sen. Wilkinson Mississippi, Magown, C. B. Centreville, Amite co. do
10 Van Campen, William, Natchez do
10 Wall, Isaac, Centreville do
10 Becraft, Jonathan, Morgan county, Illinois, for the use of his former servant,
Thomas Baker, now in the Colony of Liberia, Monies received by R. S. Finley, Agent for the Western District of the United States. From Mrs. Steele $1; Mr. Job Haines $2; Mr. Jos. Barnes $3;
6 Collection in Methodist Episcopal church, Madison, Indiana, 'Rev. L. Smith, Pastor, after an address by R. S. Finley,
7 86 From N. Ferguson, Esq. collected in Pisgah church, Fayette county, Kentucky, Rev. Jacob Price, Pastor,
12 75 J. Bates, collected in 2d Presbyterian church, Cincinnati, after a sermon by Dr. Beecher,
52 Fayette county Colonization Society, by Rev. W. Leary, Treasurer, 26 50 James G. Birney, a balance due the Society,
26 Presbyterian church, Dayton, Ohio, by Rev. Mr. Putnam,
20 do Augusta, Kentucky, by Rev. J. Cole,
10 Christ church, Cincinnati, by Rev. B. P. Aydelot, (and a subscription of $5 to be paid in books),
20 Winthrop B. Smith, Cincinnati, by Rev. B. P. Aydelot,
10 A little girl in Cincinnati, by Rev. Mr. Spalding, a gold breastpin and cents,
25 James M.Millan, collection in 1st Presbyterian church, Madison, Indiana, by Rev. J. T. Russell,
14 8 African Repository. Bledsoe, Richard, Natchez, Mississippi, Foster, Joseph, Woodville, do Patterson, John, Van Campen, William, Natchez, do
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The death of this distinguished and most virtuous man is a public calamity. We do not presume to attempt more than to show ourselves among the mourners on this occasion, and mingle our tears with those of our countrymen. Mr. Grimke has suddenly fallen from the prime of his active and honoured life, and the blow is more felt because unexpected. Happy for the American people to whom his great powers were so constantly and cheerfully devoted, should they by the striking event of his death be excited to consider the truths which he proclaimed only less eloquently by bis discourse than example.
Mr. Grimke was an eminent lawyer, a profound scholar, an enlightened statesman, philanthropist and Christian. With manners unassuming, and a meek and childlike spirit, he united independence of thought and force of character. He was a warm and efficient friend of all the great and benevolent institutions of our country. “Had I the power," said he, "to gather into the bosom of our dear country, all the glories of the ancient sculptors, architects and painters, on the condition that such institutions should cease to exist among us, I would hold myself to have sioned a sin never to be forgiven, were I to pause, even for an instant, in the decision. Those would indeed make our country a theatre of wonders to the age of taste and science; but these have dedicated her to the service and glory of God, and are daily preparing her more and more, to act with gratitude and honor, that noble part, which becomes a free, a peaceful, an educated, a Christian people."
Mr. Grimke regarded (to use his own words) "The English Bible, as the religious constitution of Protestant America;he believed that Christianity was designed to govern nations as well as individuals. That the Bible would become the "moral constitution of a world of nations." He meditated with holy enthusiasm upon the influence and agency which his own country must exert in extending the empire of liberty and Divine truth. His desires were intense that her sons should enjoy the benefits of the best system of education, and in his view such was that only which best instructed them in duty, and best qualified them for USEFULNESS. With original and manly eloquence he urged that the Bible should be adopted as
a text book in every scheme of education, from the primary school to the university; confident that its principles were instinct with the spirit that is to ennoble man, regenerate governments, and exalt states. He was an ardent friend to peace, thinking this had for centuries "been the lost pleiad in the constellation of the Christian virtues.” Africa has by the death of Mr. Grimke been deprived of an active and devoted friend. Through his efforts, principally, was the expedition sent from Charleston to Liberia, in December 1832, and the amount of time and labour which he devoted to correspondence in behalf of the emigrants, to the arrangement of their affairs, and to all matters connected with their embarkation, was very great. But we cannot exhibit his merits. It is doubtful, perhaps, whether the loss of any one man would have been more to be regretted. We may add, as was said of another, "His fame is so great, that he stànds in no need of an encomium, and yet his worth is much greater than his fame. It is impossible not to speak great things of him, and yet it will be very difficult to speak what he deserves." The following proceedings are copied from a Charleston paper.
Tribute of Respect to the Memory of the Hon. Thomas S. Grimke. Pursuant to public notice, a numerous meeting of the members of the Bar, was held on Saturday, at 1 o'clock, P. M. in the Federal Court Room. His Honor JUDGE LEE, was called to the Chair, and W. P. FINLEY requested to act as Secretary.
The meeting was opened by an address from the Chairman, in which he announced in a very feeling and impressive manner, the mournful object for which it was convened, and alluded in terms not more glowing than just, to the pure and exalted character which the deceased had sustained in all the relations of life.
The Attorney General, R. Barnwell Smith, Esq. then rose, and after a few appropriate remarks, submitted the following preamble and resolutions, which, being seconded by Charles Fraser, Esq., were unanimously adopted by the meeting.
It is the natural impulse of sympathy, upon even ordinary occasions, that those who suffer a common loss, should seek consolation under their bereavement by commingling their regrets; but when such a man as THOMAS SMITH GRIMKE is suddenly taken from the society in which he was so distinguished an ornament and support, duty as well as sympathy call upon us to express our profound sense of the loss we have sustained.
The deceased, indeed, was no ordinary man, either in his intellectual or moral endowments. The energy-the astonishing energy with which he pursued the objects of life, was at once the indication of superior powers, and the cause of his great success. He appeared continually to watch the dial-plate of time, that no hour of his existence should be fruitless of improvement or usefulness; and as his life advanced to its close, instead of remitting his habits of toil, his spirit seemed to burn with intenser activity. Hence his wonderful acquirements in every department of knowledge; whilst he found time, to obey every call of religious, social, or domestic duty. As a lawyer, he had long stood at the head of our profession. It was here, that his vast memory, stored with the rich fruits of his industry, gathered from every side as he passed through life, was more peculiarly exemplified. His legal knowledge was accurate and profound, comprehending the minutest details and the broadest principles. So fertile and original were the resources of his mind, that if he had any faust as an advocate, it was in advancing too many arguments to support his positions. He may thus, sometimes have dazzled a weaker vísion by the profusion of light he threw upon his subject, but he never lost a cause from superficial examination or shallow views.' In a country, peculiarly a country of laws, he possessed a high sense of the importance and dignity of that profession through which the laws are adininistered; and endeavoured to wield his knowledge and power to the great purpose for which they were created, the maintenance and advancement of justice. Hence, at the bar and in public estimation, he long stood, and justly stood pre-eminent amongst us.
It has been remarked in England, that lawyers have seldom proved able statesmen. The technical nature of the profession in that country, especially in the branch of special pleading, by habitually contracting the views to "the precedent on the file,” may probably account for the fact, if this observation is correct. But under our systems of government and laws, judging from the results, it must be erroneous. The profession of law, at least upon the mind of the deceased, appeared not to have effected its broad and philosophical cast. As a statesman, his views were comprehensive, his knowledge extensive and accurate, and his motives above suspicion or imputation. A purer and more devoted spirit never spoke or felt for the interests of his country. Although living in times of bitter party contention, and differing from many of us upon all the leading subjects of politics, none of us—no man in our community, we sincerely believe, ever entertained a doubt of his simple integrity and disinterestedness in the opinions he professed; or beheld with other feelings than those of admiration, the boldness with which they were avowed and maintained. His patriotism, in truth, was a part of his piety. Its essential aim was the approbation of God. Towards men, it was an impulse of duty; but it looked beyond the applause and honor of the world, from a deep sense of his accountability for the rectitude of his motives and conduct towards his country.
Nor was the information of the deceased, profound and extensive as it was, confined to the great subject of government and the laws. He was' essentially a literary man. At every pause from the labors of his profession, he turned with avidity to the innocent and enchanting pursuits of literature, communing with the mighty dead, still living in the im. perishable thoughts they have left behind them. In a country like ours, where capital is not accumulated, and to live, is necessarily the chief object of life, to be a literary man, is itself a distinction. But his aim was far beyond that proficiency in literature which might adorn an accomplished gentleman. He pushed his researches into the wide fields of ancient and modern lore, and became acquainted with all, and familiar with most of their branches. His published productions, evince the accuracy and the extent of his erudition; but it was in the social circles that the affluence of his acquisition was more amply recognized and more justly appreciated. Here, with a prodigal hand, he scattered the fowers he had gathered from every field; and while he delighted, he amazed his associates, by their wonderful variety. But it was chiefly at the bar, that we knew his attainments and felt his virtues. There are few of us who have not drank from the full fountain of his legal acquirements, and learned from the very generosity with which he imparted his information, the effect of knowledge in liberalizing the heart. Plain, yet dignified-patient and affectionate, yet immovable in firmness-offending none, and courteous to all, amidst the contentions and harrassments of our difficult profession, he exhibited in his demeanor at the bar, the rare but bright example of what a Christian advocate ought to be. The poor and the friendless, the orphan and the widow, never sought his professional assistance in vain; and it was, when pleading for them, looking upward alone for his reward, that his powers often soared highest, and his eloquence was most touching and effective.
That trait in his character, however, which the deceased most valued, and which he was most truly solicitous to perfect, was his piety. On religion, he had built the whole structure of his moral character; to be worthy of his profession as a Christian, was the chief object of his existence. In early youth, he had assumed the garb of piety, and continued steadfastly through life, one of the brightest props and ornaments of Christianity in our land, exemplifying in his life and conversation all its ennobling principles. From being, according to his own representation, violent in temper, he became the calmest and mildest of men. He bereft himself of all those selfish principles to which we are so prone by nature; and devoted his life to God, and the welfare of others; until at length, to consider himself least, became the ordinary habit of his thoughts and conduct. To do good, indeed, to him seemed the bread of life: His charities were ever ready for the necessitous, and his tender sympathies for the afflicted and bruised in spirit; and even the way. faring man, and the stranger, with no claim upon him but the impress of humanity, would seek relief in his wide benevolence, and have his claim allowed." Had he been otherwise than he was, the prayers and blessings of the wretched whom he relieved, the applause of the good, and the admiration of the world, might have elated him with pride or vanity, but his humility increased with his distinction and elevation; and he closed life as he commenced it, walking meekly and humbly with his God. In his character were combined the simplicity of the child with the moral courage of the martyr.
Shall we lift the veil of private life, and disclose the affectionate son, the devoted husband, the tender father, the faithful friend, the kind and patient master, moving in the light of his noble but simple virtues, and shedding joy and peace, and happiness, to all around him? The memory of his virtues, in these tender relations, belong peculiarly to the keeping of others; and there we should leave them, sacred from our eulogies, enshrined in the hallowed sanctuary of private affection. The days of his pilgrimage are done, and he has entered into his rest. His mild face will no longer be seen amongst us, but the monuments of his public usefulness and benevolence are still with us, and the memory of his virtues will still dwell in our hearts. None of us may expect to equal him; but all of us may grow better and wiser, by recollecting the great and holy man, who once lived and moved amongst us.
Resolved, That in the death of THOMAS SMITH GRIMKE the poor and destitute have lost a friend-society a useful member--the bar a distinguished ornament-Christianity a zealous advocate and supporter and our country at large a learned, able, and patriotic citizen.
Resolved, therefore, that the members of the Charleston Bar, in testimony of their profound sense of his virtues, and their deep regret at his decease, do wear mourning for the space of thirty days,
On motion of Joshua W. Toomer, Esq., seconded by M. King, Esq., it was
Resolved, That the above preamble and resolutions be published in all the papers of the city, and that a copy thereof, attested by the Chairman and Secretary of the meeting, be transmitted to the family of the deceased. On motion of H. A. Desaussure, Esq., the meeting was then adjourned.
W. PERONNEAU FÍNLEY, Secretary.
EMIGRANTS TO AFRICA.
The Managers of the American Colonization Society have concluded that it would be satisfactory to their friends throughout the Union to see in a tabular view, the number of emigrants which have been shipped to their colony in Africa (over and above re-captured Africans) since its establishment; at what time, and from whence they were sent, and have therefore caused the following to be made and published in the African Repository.
In examining this table, it will be found, that during the years 1831-2-3, the Society sent to Liberia more emigrants than were shipped in the eleven previous years, which, it is hoped, will satisfactorily account for the large debt which the Society incurred, in compliance with the pressing applications which were made upon them by emigrants and their friends during those years.
Emigrants sent to Africa since the Commencement of the American Colonization Society.
22 32 41
86 1821 March. Nautilus 24
32 1822 August. Strong
103 Ditto. Fidelity
it 33 March. Indian Chief 18 (118
148 1827 February
92 November. Ditto
26 1828 January. Nautilus ng 145
164 1829 February. Harriet 132 1
150 1830 January Liberia 45 1
10 18 April. Montgomery 30 2 30 7
70 November. Carolinian 78
45 October. Orion
30 December. | James Perkins 307 32
339 1832 May, Jupiter 79 22 1945
170 July. American 2789
128 November. Jupiter 37
38 December. Hercules 156 20
180 Ditto. Lafayette
146 Ditto. Roanoke 9820 2
127 Ditto. American
6 1833 November. Jupiter 49
50 Ditto. Ajax
102 44 3
149 December. Argus 12 24 - 3
58 1197 582 201 10 6 387 40 65 70 32 103 55 21/101 8 2 2886 I from Port au Prince. † Mass. Delaware. $ Connecticut. || Alabama. Florida.