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and I am confident it will soon have an Auxiliary in nearly, if not in every District in the County. All that is wanted by our citizens, is more information as to the great benefits expected to arise from these Societies, and the prospects of success. I am in hopes it will not be long before all will be convinced and converted; as we are now. calling meetings in the other Districts of the County, and appoint delegates to attend and deliver addresses, explanatory of the great and mighty cause."
From a Gentleman in Connecticut. “I have read with much interest the numbers of the African Repository, which you have been so good as to forward to me. The work to me is very interesting, both on account of its contents, and the deep concern with which I regard every thing relating to our African population, and to the effort which is now making to provide, for a part of them, a home in the country of their fathers. I cordially wish success to the American Colonization Society. I was never opposed to it; but I am now satisfied that it is both a private Christian duty, and a public national duty, to give it efficient aid; and were I in Congress, I should feel it to be my duty to act and speak in its favour. It is our duty to provide an asylum beyond the ocean, and beyond the reach of scorn and contempt, for those coloured people who are willing to emigrate; and it is our duty to return to Africa the light of civilization and Christianity, and the blessings of commerce and the arts, and of free and regulated institutions, as some small compensation for the evils which we, in common with the rest of the Christian world, have inflicted upon them. I enclose five dollars towards the African Repository; requesting you to forward me the first volume entire, and to continue the second, of which I have received ten numbers. I wish the work continued until I countermand it."
From another in the same State. “Your Society is gaining ground every year, as it seems to
The simple fact, that a Colony is planted on the Coast of Africa, and that it continues to exist from year to year, even if you should be able to send forth no more Colonists, will ultimately have a powerful bearing on the condition, not only of Africa, but of the whole African race, and a bearing hardly less important on the destiny of our own country. Should your In
stitution cease to exist to-day, the money and labour, nay, the lives which have been expended, would not be in vain. All that now remains to be done, is only to accelerate and magnify the results, which are already certain, save as they may be prevented by some unforeseen interference of a Sovereign Providence.”
From a Gentleman in North Carolina “I enclose to you a bill of ten dollars for the treasury of the Colonization Society. It is a contribution, which I propose to continue annually, so long as God shall spare and prosper me. It has occurred to me to suggest the inquiry, whether it would not be well to find out persons, with habitual advertency to the object, to whom the African Repository may be sent, in all the different parts of the United States, though they should not be subscribers. Should expense be somewhat enlarged by this, at first, would it not probably be found more than compensated by the accessions it would occasion, successively, to the friends of the Society? It would promise to convince, to enlighten, to interest, to conciliate. This may already be your practice. If so, I should think it much to be approved. It might be mentioned, by way of notice, that if any such person to whom it is thus sent, should, at any time, become a subscriber, and especially should he be willing to become, in any manner, a contributor, it would be thankfully deemed an augmentation of strength to a holy and benevolent cause.
From a Gentleman in Virginia. “We are only able to send you seven dollars from our Society this year. We wish it were as many thousands. Our prayers are, that God would open the hearts of the people, and their purse-strings, that the treasury of the Colonization Society may be filled to overflowing."
From another in the same State. “Enclosed
will find ten dollars for the Colonization Society. It is sent by the Youths of the New London Academy, who take an interest in your Society. It is true, the offering is small; yet, considering whence it comes, I am sure it will be acceptable.”
From a Gentleman in Pennsylvania. "Permit me to offer you twenty-five dollars, in five annual payments, in promotion of the great and benevolent objects of the American Colonization Society. Among the many and astonishing efforts, whether individual or associate, that are making, throughout the civil mad world, to improve the condition, and advance the happiness of man, I know of none more obviously entitled to encouragement and patronage, than the American Colonization Society. I rejoice to learn, from a great variety of sources, that the once doubtful question of African Colonization, is every where assuming a more decided aspect in favour of this grand national enterprise. The regeneration to be effected by the progressive efforts of the Society, must, of necessity, be slow and gradual; but all the chances of moral calculation are palpably in favour of the belief, that the issue will more than recompense the efforts and sacrifices of religion and philanthropy. Patience and perseverance, vigorous and united effort, will be necessary; and these, with the blessing of Him who has made of one blood all the nations of the earth, must ensure success."
From a Gentleman in Mississippi. “Since I received the Memorial to Congress, I have had an opportunity of forming a satisfactory opinion on the subject of your question. I have introduced the subject into almost every company into which I have entered, and it has met with almost universal approbation. You are engaged in a great work; but be of good courage, it is also a good work.
God is on your side; and, although difficulties throng your pathway like mountains, strong is ‘his hand, and mighty his right hand, to lead you and bear you above them all." »
Resolutions of the Synod of the German Reformed Church.
The Auxiliary Colonization Society of Frederick County, at a meeting in August last, adopted the following Resolution:
“Resolved, That the President appoint a Committee of three, to appear before the Clergy and Lay-Delegates of the German Reformed Church, when they meet in Frederick, and lay before them the objects which this Society have in view, their means of effecting them, and all such facts as may, in their judgment, be calculated to interest them in favour of said Society; and that the Committee urge upon such meeting, the importance and necessity of their aid in establishing Auxiliary Societies, where - none exist, in the respective neighbourhoods where said Clergy and Lay-Delegates reside."
In compliance with the above Resolution, the President appointed Frederick A. Schley, John Nelson, and George Baer, Esqs. as the Committee. Those gentlemen waited on the Synod when in session; and after an able address from F. A. $chley, Esq. the Synod unanimously resolved, in substance, as follows:
Resolved, That the Synod view with deep interest and hearty approbation the American Colonization Society, and regard their cause as equally worthy the efforts of the philanthropist, the Christian, and the enlightened statesman.
Resolved, That it be, and hereby is recommended to the Clergy belonging to the German Reformed Church throughout the United States, to take up collections annually in their respective congregations, on the fourth of July, or such other day as they may deem most expedient, to aid said Society; and to recommend to their congregations the establishment of Auxiliary Societies."
Resolutions of the Grand Jury in Ross County, Ohio. The Grand Jury empannelled for the County of Ross, for the March term of the Court of Common Pleas, after having disposed of their official business, adopted a preamble and resolutions, in which their opinions are thus expressed:
“Whereas the benevolent scheme to colonize the free people of colour, on the continent of Africa, merits the decided concarrence and the entire approbation of the members which compose the Grand Jury:
“Therefore resolved, That we, the members of this Grand Jury, do heartily concur in the great and benevolent plan instituted by the American Colonization Society at Washington city, for the purpose of colonizing the free people of colour on the continent of Africa; and do recommend it to the patronage of the good people of this County.
“Resolved, That the foregoing preamble and resolution be signed by the Foreman of this Grand Jury; and that it be made public through the medium of the newspapers of this place.”
The Editor of the New Hampshire Repository makes the following judicious remarks, in reference to the Colonization Society.
Colonization in Africa. We gave our readers, last week, a brief account of the late meeting of the American Colonization Society.—The objects of this Institution are unquestionably of a pure character, contemplating no possible movement that can jeopardize the interests of the slave-holders, and fully answering the most liberal views of the judicious philanthropist. Its whole design has been repeatedly and explicitly avowed, and all who have candidly examined the subject, are surprised, not only that it has opposers, but also that the whole nation does not unanimously approve it and put forth every energy to carry it into full execution. /The American Colonization Society contemplates at least the partial, and, if possible, the entire removal of the free coloured population of the United States. Although there are individual exceptions distinguished by high moral and intellectual worth, yet the free blacks in our country, are as a body, more vicious and degraded than any other which our population embraces. Now if they can be returned, no one will question that their own condition may be bettered, and that a great and growing evil will certainly be removed. These two considerations, joined to the belief that by restoring them to the land of their ancestors, a way will be effectually opened for totally extinguishing the slave trade, and also for the successful introduction of civilization and Christianity into that quar. ter of the globe, form the basis of our confidence that every man may safely patronise the Society as one which Providence will assuredly bless.The Colony at Liberia, it should not be forgotten, has planted the standard of Christianity on a pagan shore. The spirit of the Lord has already given an approving sanction to the cause by a revival of religion among the colo