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unanswerable. I can only remind him of the fallibility of man, and, from his own position, endeavor to show him the necessity of the great Atonement, and the mercy of God through Christ to erring man.

The father of Prince died soon after the capture of his son... His brother Almam Abduhl Gahdric succeeded to the throne, and, I believe, is the present reigning monarch. Prince states that he himself is entitled to the throne from this circumstance: His brother is of the half blood; his mother being an African.This circumstance, it appears, provided there is no disparity in moral qualities, creates a preference. But he has no wish to enter again the bustle of public life. Many years of servitude have entirely subdued his ambition for power. He will be happy-he speaks to me upon this subject with a countenance beaming with joy--if he can return to his native country, live the friend of the white man, and die in the land of his fathers.

I would here mention that Col. F. is ready to give him up without an equivalent. I have also explained to Prince the object of the establishment at Liberia. He speaks with gratitude of the benevolent design; and, taking into view the very short distance between that place and his own country, he feels assured he can be of very great service to that colony. I now commend him to the favourable consideration of

your Society. I cannot persuade myself but that you will seize with

. I avidity an instrument that appears so completely adapted to your wants. Is it impossible-is it improbable that Abduhl Rahhahman may become the chief pioneer of civilization to unenlightened Africa—that, armed with the Bible, he may be the foremost of that band of pilgrims who shall roll back the mighty waves of darkness and superstition, and plant the cross of the Redeemer upon the furthermost mountains of Kong! Wishing, Rev. Sir, the humane Society of which you are the able organ,

all the success that so noble a cause merits, and commending it to the guidance of Him who doeth all things well, I remain with the highest respect, &c.

Reports made to the Maryland and Penn

sylvania Legislatures.

Several Memorials from Societies auxiliary to our Institution, have been presented to the Legislature of Pennsylvania. The Committee to whom these memorials were referred, use the following language in their Report:

"The American Colonization Society, of which the petitioners are branches, has been with silent and temperate influence winning the favour of the country; and your Committee consider the slow and rational progress of this Society in public opinion, as illustrating the sound principles on which it has been conducted, and furnishing a presage of its durability and usefulness. Instituted in 1816 at Washington, and comprising among its originators men whose names are engraved on the tablets of our country's greatness, it met with powerful and numerous adversaries. The gradual developement of its objects, and the light of genius and patriotism, which has brilliantly displayed its happy operation on the best interests of our country, have redeemed and vindicated its character, and it now stands before us, arrayed in all the inviting attractions of pure and unmixed philanthropy.

“The Colony at Liberia has assumed a permanent, well defined, enlightened and flourishing character. Education and social order have been faithfully promoted, a regular and humane intercourse kept up with the natives, and a powerful influence adverse to the slave trade, has been maintained, and is extend. ing. Your Committee think the objects of the American Colonization Society, merit the attention of our National Councils and the favour of our State; and in accordance with these views

report, &c.”

Mr. Hope, Chairman of a select Committee of the House of Delegates of Maryland, to whom was referred the Memorial of sundry citizens of Harford county, relative to negro slavery, recently made a Report, from which we publish the following extract.

"In the opinion of your Committee, the American Colonization Society is the great and last hope of the slave-holding states. The plan of this Society for removing gradually, and with their own consent, the whole black population of the country, to colo


nies on the western coast of Africa, is no longer a speculative

The colonies have been established, and are flourishing to a great extent; hundreds of coloured persons have already been transported thither at the expense of the company, and their population is constantly swelling with fresh arrivals from the United States. These colonies are widely extending themselves along the shores of that fertile and productive country: Civilization, letters, laws, religion and happiness, prevail among them, and the blessings of a free government are already theirs. Under such auspices, and with such advantages, both they and we have the surest hope that in a few years, free and enlightened nations will take place of our infant settlements. Your Committee say our infant settlements, for since our appropriation for their support, we surely may claim some little merit in the work, and succeed, at least, (as all other states under the same circumstances must do,) to a co-protectorship of these colonies, with the Society.

"Your Committee have no fear that Maryland will ever lose sight of her great stake in this enterprise, nor but what she will again and always, show herself ready to act when suitable occasions present themselves. With our aid five hundred negroes were removed to Africa the last year, and when the Society may find itself in sufficient strength to increase the annual number of emigrants from five hundred to five or ten thousand, your Committee believe our government will not be found backward in making a proportional contribution."

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Resolutions of the Jackson county (Geo.) Auxiliary Colonization


We have received with great pleasure, a letter from the Secretary of the Colonization Society in Jackson county, Georgia, stating that although subsequently to the adoption of sundry resolutions by this Society, in the month of April, 1825, (published in the African Repository for May of the same year,) many circumstances were combined to retard its operations,

yet, that the excitement produced by these circumstances, bas in a great

a measure subsided, and that the public mind seems better than ever “prepared to receive information, and to repel the charges too frequently brought against the best of causes. At the late annual meeting of that Society, the following Resolutions were unanimously adopted.

At the Annual Meeting of the Jackson county Auxiliary Colonization Society, on the first day of September, 1827, the following Preamble and Resolutions were offered, and unanimously adopted, to wit:

Whereas this Society, notwithstanding the great discouragements arising out of the ill founded jealousies and fears of the South, relative to the ultimate designs of the North, and the Parent Society for Colonizing the free persons of colour, and such as may be by their respective owners from time to time emancipated; do, in the fullest confidence in the patriotism and philanthropy of the Parent Society, again renew to each other the solemn pledge of fidelity and perseverance. Believing (as we always have,) that it is one of the greatest National and Christian enterprises, and that the jealousies and fears of our fellow-citizens do not arise from the want of equal patriotism, but from the want of correct information; in order, therefore, that this may be partially obtained, the following resolutions were offered and unanimously adopted, to wit:

Resolved, That the Secretary of this Society, do address a letter to the Rev. R. R. Gurley, together with this Preamble and Resolutions, requesting that the Annual Reports, from 1824 inclusive, and the African Repository from the same date, be forwarded to this Society, subject only to postage; and thenceforth in succession for at least 3 years, to be by the Society distributed according to their best judgment, and with a view to enlist the feelings, and efficient aid of their fellow-citizens, in so laudable and very interesting enterprise.

Resolved, That the Treasurer transmit by mail, all the money in the treasury, to Richard Smith, Esq., Treasurer of the Parent Society, at the City of Washington, retaining only so much as may be required for incidental expenses.

The Society then adjourned, to the first Saturday in March next.

Colonization Society of Cumberland county, N. C. Pursuant to previous notice, a meeting of the citizens of the town of Fayetteville and county of Cumberland, friendly to the formation of a Society auxiliary to the Society for Colonizing the Free People of Colour, was held at the town house in Fayetteville, on the afternoon of Monday, the 14th inst.

On motion of the Hon. Henry Potter, Louis D. Henry, Esq. was called to the Chair, and John A. Camerov was appointed Secretary.

The objects of the meeting were fully explained by the Chairman, and by the Rev. Mr. Nourse, Agent of the Colonization Society; and the Constitution for a Society, submitted and adopted.

The meeting proceeded to the election of Oficers for the ex. suing year, when the following were duly elected, viz.

Louis D. Henry, President.

Dr. Benjamin Robinson, Rev. Colin Mclver,
Rey. Wm. Wiley,


Dr. Thos. N. Cameron.

Jesse Birdsall, John Huske,
John W. Wright, Beverly Rose,
Jno. A. Cameron, Ch's. T. Haigh,
John Hall,

William Nott.
William J. Anderson, Secretary.
Edward Lee Winslow, Treasurer.

Colonization Society of Chester county, Pennsylvania. At a large and respectable meeting of the Chester county Auxiliary Colonization Society, and others friendly thereto, convened at the court house in West Chester, pursuant to public notice, on the evening of the 6th of the 2d month, 1828.

The object of the meeting being stated by the President, Jesse Kersey arose and addressed the meeting, giving a history of the origin of slavery, its progress in the civilized world, the abolition of the slave trade, and the present state of the Colony at Liberia, in Africa; and concluded, by reading a circular addressed by the Colonists themselves, to their brethren in the U. States.

Simeon Seigfried offered the following resolation, which was adopted, viz.

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