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Auxiliary Society of Stark County, Ohio.
A number of the citizens of Stark County, in pursuance of public notice, met at the Court-house, in Canton, on Saturday last, the 11th inst. for the purpose of considering the propriety of forming a Society, Auxiliary to the Ohio State Colonization Society. The meeting was called to order, by appointing SAMUEL COULTER, Sen. Chairman, and ALLURED PLIMPTON, Secretary.
On motion, it was Resolved, That a Society be formed in Stark county, Auxiliary to the Ohio State Colonization Society.
After the adoption of a Constitution,
James Hazlett, President.
MIFFLIN, OCTOBER 7, 1827. DEAR Sır: At a meeting of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of West Pennsylvania, at Mifflin, Sept. 30th, 1827, the Synod
Resolved, That this Synod highly approve of the institution and proceedings of the American Colonization Society, and most earnestly recommend its interests and advancement to the prayers and patronage of all the Churches under their care.
Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted to the Secretary of the Society. (Signed)
J. GEO. SCHMUKER, Prest. of the Ev. Luth. Synod of West Pennsylvania, W. SCHULTZE, Secretary.
Mission to Africa.
We have long regarded the establishment of a Mission at Liberia, as an object of the very first importance. Our opinion on
, this subject, has been confirmed by the representations of the Colonial Agent. Through the faithful, energetic, and perse. vering exertions of Christian Ministers only, can the moral interests of the Colony be secured and advanced; and upon these alone, can we rely for the civilization and conversion of the African tribes. We hail, then, the movements of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions on this subject, as cheering omens of good to our Colony and to Africa. lect the following from the interesting account of the proceedings of this Board at its late meeting, as given in the N. York Observer
Mission to Africa.--A Committee on the subject, reported that it was the duty of the Board, as the almoners of the public charity, to take imme. diate and decisive measures for the establishment of a Mission on some part of the Continent of Africa. This report was adopted: and the Prudential Committee were enjoined forthwith to institute such means as they might deem sufficient, for carrying this object into effect.
Means of extending the operations of the Board.-It was apparent to all who attended the deliberations of the Board, that its members had come together with a spirit of Christian enterprise which was new even to themselves. When the subject was brought forward of sending a Mission to Africa, the feeling of approbation was universal. A discussion ensued, which brought into view, not only the wants of that injured country, but of the whole heathen world. All seemed convinced that the time was come for new and extraordinary efforts. A thoughtless multitude may call it weakness, and perhaps fanaticism: but those who have felt the bitterness of sin, and the joys of salvation by a Redeemer, will know how to appreciate their motives, when we say that the moral wretchedness of so many millions of their fellow-men, was not contemplated without emotions too big for utterance. But they felt that the work was too great for man, and that they needed wisdom from above. Saturday evening was set apart for the special purpose of supplicating the guidance and blessing of Him who gave it as his last command, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature."
On assembling at the beginning of another week, it was found that no loss of interest had been experienced by the intervention of the Sabbath. Appeals were made which will not be forgotten, when the lips that uttered them shall be silent in death.
The Brig Doris is expected to sail from Baltimore, for Liberia, about the 1st of November, with from eighty to one hundred emigrants. Should the funds of the Society justify it, another expedition, with emigrants principally from North Carolina, will be despatched in the course of a few weeks. The Society of Friends in North Carolina, have liberally offered $250 towards the purchase of a vessel for the Society; and we trust their example will be imitated, and that our remarks on the subject, in our last number, will not be forgotten.
Blacks & Mulattoes. On the 14th April, 70 of this description of persons emigrated into and settled within Lawrence county. They were a part of a stock of slaves emancipated by the last will of a Mr. Ward, late of Pittsylvania county, Virginia. These unfortunate creatures have little or no property of value—many of them ragged and dirty. It was expected that such a number together, in such condition would hardly, in Ohio, find a place where to lay their heads; yet so far from meeting with obstacles, facilities to settlements were extended to them. All of them have found places, and many of them have already obtained security as the law requires; and probably the balance will, within twenty days. The writer of this note would censure none for acts of kindness to this unfortunate class of persons—yet, as he regards the moral character and welfare of society, he cannot view these rapid accessions without some degree of alarm.
(Ohio State Journal.
Something New.—The militia company in Nottingham West, N. H. at a late company training, retired for an hour into the Meeting House, where an address was delivered on the enslaved Africans; after which a contribution was taken, and the company unanimously resolved itself into an Auxiliary to the N. H. Colonization Society.-- Repository & Observer.
The Governments of Portugal and the Brazils have agreed to abolish the slave trade throughout their dominions; the former immediately, and the latter at the end of three years from March, 1827.
A Sierra Leone paper, of Feb. 1st states, the Brazilian Invincible was lately captured with 440 human beings on board, 186 of whom died, before the vessel reached Sierra Leone!— The same vessel carried off slaves in the previous voyage! And yet, it is said, that the slave trade is nearly abolished!
Major Laing. --The report of the death of Major Laing, the celebrated traveller in Africa, is contradicted on the authority of letters from the English consul at Tripoli, It is said that Laing and Clapperton have met at Timbuctoo, and are quietly living there.-- African Observer.
To the American Colonization Society, from 20th September, to
24th October, 1827, inclusive.
In the Methodist Church, Portsmouth, $17
$27 82 Collection in Upper Marshbreck and Great Conowago, Penn. per Rev. D. M'Cononghy,
15 Do. by Rev. W. D. Paisley, Jamestown, N. C. per David Lindsley, Esq.
20 Do. by Rev. Geo. Janvier, at Pitts Grove, Salem Co. N. J. 15 Do. in Rev. E. Allen's church, (Presbyterian) Wantage, N.J. 8 Do. in 2d Presbyterian Church, Newark, (N. J.) Rev. P. C. Hay,
22 Do. in Methodist Ch., Centreville, Md. by Rev. Isaac Moore, . 10 Do. in Rev. Obed. Jennings' Church, Washington, Pa. 14 Do. in Bethlehem, N. York, per J. W. Robbins,
6 12 Do. in Presbyterian Church, Northumberland, Pa., per Mrs. Nourse,
10 Auxiliary Society, Lexington & Fayette, Ky., per J. Harper, Esq. 217 98
Do. Richmond & Manchester, Va. per B. Brand, Esq. 107
Berkely County, Va. per J. R. Wilson, Esq. Tr. 50
249 37 Do. Rockingham, Va. per J. W. Hardesty, Esq. Tr. 30
Do. Charlottesville, Va. per Jos. B. Carr, Esq. Tr. 15 Obed. Waite, Esq. Winchester, Va. for the following subscriptions:
At Masonic celebration of St. John's day, Winchester, $21 62
12 37 New Presbyterian do.
8 62 Chapel Congregation of Episcopal Church, Frederick . Parish, Va.
45 02 Subscriptions and donations,
127 Rev. Jos. Rowan, for following collections, viz:
Fredericktown, Md. $4 40
Brought forward, $954 89 Wm. Hank, Fincastle, Va.
15 A Friend,
62 Jas. Williamson, Roxbury, N. C.
2 Miss Ann H. Inglis, Hagerstown, Md.
1 Manumission Society, N. C. per Nathan Mendenhall, Treasurer, 20 S. Sapping, Esq. of Wilmington, N. C. as follows, viz.
Collection in 2d Presbyterian Church, $10
90 Charles Tappan, Esq. of Boston, per collections in New England, 400
among which were the following:* From Rev. Kiah Bailey, Greensborough, Vt.
$1 From First Church in Dedham, by the hand of Geo. N. Guild, collected 4th July,
20 From Rev. J. Goffe, Millbury, contrib. July 4th, 38 25 From Miss Hannah Goodell, Millbury,
20 From the Congregational Society in Sumner, Me. by Rev. Samuel Sewall,
4 From Rev. J. Lee, Otis,
1 25 From Mr. Archer, Salem, contributed by his Pupils, 4 03 From Northampton, collected July 4th,
80 56 A chest of Clothing, given by Mr. Wm. B. Bradford. Dr. Peachy Harrison, of Rockingham County, Va. for one year's subscription to the African Repository,
2 Rev. Wm. Meade, of Frederick County, Va. per a legacy by Miss Lucy Meade,
950 Wm. B. Page,
5 A young Friend,
50 Another Friend,
1 W. H. Robbins, Esq. of Cheraw, S. C.
5 Capt. W. P. Matthews,t of Baltimore,
* The other donations, making up the whole amount remitted by Mr. Tappan, we understand to have been published in the Boston Recorder; but we have not been able to find a notice of them.
+ Capt. Matthews also incurred expenses for the Society, amounting to two dollars, for which he made no charge.