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ing, more orderly, more comfortably There is another aspect, in
doubtedly be the case when they
These are the few general obcauses, steadily and constantly operating in the same direction, may easily servations which we have thought be conceived. It is seen in the striking proper to advance on this interdifference which exists, between the esting subject. As might naturalslave-holding sections of our country, ly have been expected, in a deand those where slavery is not permitted.”
sign so original in its conception, and so grand in its features, it has
met with continued opposition. But it may be asked how the This is the lot of every great and colonizing of the free blacks will original enterprise. Even that accelerate the manumission of the society which has for its object slaves ? _This we think is very the dissemination of the charter plain. From the known charac- of salvation, and which bears ter of the free blacks, the slave- úpon its front the broad seal of holders of the south will be de- heaven, has been compelled to cidedly opposed to any extensive conflict with enemies, in the very liberation of their slaves, if they bosom of the Church! Opposibe permitted to remain in the tion, therefore, instead of discountry. This is not conjectural : couraging, should rather inspire it is a sentiment openly avowed with fresh ardour the friends of by the most humane and intelli- the present institution. We shall gent in those states, and it is take the liberty of presenting to founded on the necessity of the our readers that part of the Recase. As soon, however, as a port which relates to this point. colony is established and the means of transportation are pro “ The objectors to the Society are vided, this difficulty in the way of generally those who acknowledge the their emancipation will be obvi- importance and utility of establishing ated, and slavery, with its long practicable ; and they refer principally,
the proposed colony, but suppose it iincatalogue of concomitant miseries, 1st, to the difficulty of procuring a will begin gradually to disappear. proper situation for the colony. 2d.
The supposed repugnance of the colo-are warmly in favour of the plan, from nists. 3d. The expense of emigration. a conviction that it will, if accomplisbThe first objection is assuming a diffi- ed, powerfully co-operate in placing the culty without proof, and will be best situation of their brethreo here and in answered by the report of the agents, Africa, in that scale of happiness and who have been sent to explore the respectability among the nations of the country. The managers are enabled earth, from which they have long been at present to state, that, from informa- degraded. Offers of service bave been tion derived from various sources, they received from many worthy and inare persuaded that a situation can be fuential individuals of their own colour, procured in Africa with the approba- and from a number of families from tion, and secured from the hostility of different parts of the Uvited States, to the neighbouring nations, which will become the first settlers in the colony, possess such fertility of soil, and salu- whenever a suitable situation shall be brity of climate, as to make it an invi- procured. The Managers can with conting situation to the people of colour in fidence state their belief, that they this country.
would have po difficulty in procuring 2. The objection on the part of the individuals among them worthy of trust coloured people, it is readily seen, and confidence to explore the country springs from first impressions, and is if necessary, and to plant a colony of the result entirely of ignorance and sufficient strength to secure its safety misapprehension. As these are re- and prosperity. This being accommoved, and their minds are informed plished, there can be no difficulty in upon the subject, the pbantoms which presenting its importance to their bretheir alarmed imagiuations bad conjured thren, in such a manner and with such up, gradually disappear; and when unquestionable testimony, as must comthey learn that the land of their fathers mand their fullest confidence. Without is pot cursed by a perpetual and unva- detailiog the variety of information rerying sterility, nor inhabited by the ceived by the Board on this subject, most sanguinary and ferocious savages, the Managers cannot omit the testimothat instinctive pripciple which binds hy of captain Paul Cuffee, so well it to their affections, is soon seen to up- kuowo in Africa, Europe, and America, fold itself; and though the Managers for his active and enlarged benevolence, have learned with surprise and regret and for his zeal and devotedness to the that their fears bave been awakened in cause of the people of colour. The opsome places, by persons claiming their portunities of captain Cuffee of formconfidence as their peculiar and avowed ing a correct opinion were superior defenders and benefactors, they still perhaps to those of any man in America. believe that the diffusion of juster His judgment was clear and strong, and opinions, founded op undoubted facts in the warm interest he took in whatever relation to the state of things in Africa, related to the happiness of that class of and the advantages of a settlement people is well known. The testimony there, will make it very generally, if of such a man is sufficient to outweigh not universally, the place of their de. all the unfounded predictions and idle cided preference. The Managers are surmises of those opposed to the plan the more confirmed in this opinion from of the Society. He had visited twice their knowledge of the approbation of the coast of Africa, and became well many of the most intelligent among the acquainted with the country and its in. people of colour to the plan of the Soci- babitants. He states that upon his ety, potwithstanding the alarms which opinion alone, he could have taken to had been created, and the misappre- Africa at least two thousand people of hensions which had been excited, and colour from Boston and its neighbour. that many of those, who were at first hood. In the death of Paul Cuffee the violent in their opposition, have become Society has lost a most useful advocate, as decidedly friendly, upon learning the people of colour, a warm and disinthe real motives, intentions, and objects terested friend, and society a valuable of the Society.
member. His character alone ought to “ The Managers have ascertained be sufficient to rescue the people to that there are numbers of the highest which he belonged from the unmerited standing for intelligence and respecta- aspersions which have been cast on bility among that class of people, who them. The plan of the Socieiy met wille
bis entire approbation, its success was locating the colony. For this the subject of his ardent wishes, and the prospect of its usefulness to the native Samuel I. Mills and Ebenezer
purpose two agents, Messrs. Africans and their descendants, in this country, was the solace of his declining Burgess, have been despatched years, and cheered the last moments or to the coast of Africa, and their his existence.
instructions direct them to “ visit 3d The objection urged on the score the coast above and below the of expenditure in transporting so many persous to Africa, has been arrayed in colony of Sierra Leone, to as all the imposing forms of figures and great an extent as shall be deemed calculations. There is a material error expedient, and to procure as in estimating the expense of removing much information as possible of each individual, by the same ratio which other parts of the coast and of the .may be incurred in the removal of tbe first colonists, without making ang al- interior.” They are also directed lowance for the thousands that will be to attend “ to the climate, soil, enabled to defray their own expenses and healthiness of the country,
“ The advantages of the progress of and its fitness for agricultural imthe colony must bave been equally overlooked; as it may be expected soon Provements, as it is in contemplato become sufficiently established and tion to turn the atteotion of the Aourishing, to offer immediate employ- new colonists mostly to agriculment to those who come among them, ture.” The agents left this counand who will be able to work and pro: try in November last, and intellivide for their own subsistence. In addition to this, much may be expected gence has reached us of their safe from the augmented value of the land in arrival in England, where they proportion to its settlement.
were received with the most flat. « Our western countries present the tering cordiality by the Duke of best comment on this subject. An emi, Gloucester, the patron of the gration to Africa will be attended with less expense, and the emigrauts will be African Institution, as well as the exposed to less inconvenicnce, and 10 other leading characters in that fewer difficulties, wben the colony is association. They have probably to the western country now encounter-by this time reached their place and yet we find thousands coming even
of destination. from remote parts of Europe to the in In the mean time Societies auxterior of America, without the means iliary to the institution at Washand advantages which thousands of ington, have been formed in Balpeople of colour possess in this country, timore, Philadelphia, New York, and that they often rise to respectability and independence, and even to Virginia, and Obio, and the Manawealth."
gers state, that information has
been received of the intention of These we conceive to be very forming other auxiliaries in differsubstantial refutations of the seve- ent parts of the country. With ral objections which have been such tokens of public approbanoticed, and should for the pre- tion, the Managers of this Society sept, at least, silence the voice of bave no reason to be discouraged. opposition. We shall conclude When we reflect too, that the this article with a brief account first genius and talent of the naof the proceedings of the Society tion are enlisted in their favour, since its organization. The first success appears to be inevitable. object to which its attention was But whatever may be the result naturally directed was the selec- of the present enterprise, they tion of some convenient spot for will enjoy the high consciousness
of having made a mighty effort in ambition, aspiring to deathless accelerating the advent of that fame by great and useful actions ! day, when peace and purity, in- Who can count the millions, that telligence and happiness, shall in future times shall koow and shed their radiance on the re- bless the names of those, by motest regions of the earth.— whom this magnificent scheme of What bosom is not fired with en beneficence and philanthropy thusiasm by such a consideration? has been conceived, and shall Who would not help on the ac- be carried into execntion ?complishment of so magnificent a Throughout the widely extended scheme of benevolence ? After regions of middle and southern the storin of ages, which has been Africa, then filled with populous beating with relentless fury on and polished nations, their methe offspring of degraded Africa, mories shall be cherished and this Society appears like the their praises sung ; when other rainbow in the heavens, presaging states, and even the flourishing a day of bright and unmeasured and vigorous pation to which they glory.
belong, now in its flower of youth, Ages indeed may be required shall have run their rouod of for the full attainment of the ob- rise, grandeur, and decay, and jects which it contemplates. Un- like the founders of Palmyra, toward events or unforeseen diffi- Tyre, Babylon, Memphis, and
retard or defeat Thebes, shall no longer be them : But the prospect, however known, except by vague reports remote or uncertain, is still ani- of their former greatness, or by mating, and the hope of success some fragments of those works of seems sufficient to stimulate to art, the monuments of their taste, the utmost exertion. How vast their power, or their pride, and sublime a career does this which they may leave behind."* undertaking open to a generous
RECOLLECTIONS CONCERNING THE An interval of some length oc
DAIRYMAN'S DAUGHTER, curred once, during which I bad God has been pleased to make I was reminded of the circum
not seen the Dairyman's family. use of the memorials of this young stance by the receipt of the folwoman for the edification of many. lowing letter. This circumstance induces me to hope that the publication of a few “REV. SIR, additional testimonies to that good “I have been expecting to see sense and piety with which her or hear from you for a considerheavenly Master had endowed abie time. Excuse the liberty I her mind, may still further pro- take in sending you another letmote his own gracious designs.
* Extract from Mr. Harper's speech.
ter. I have been confined to the fand sincere in holding forth the house the greater part of the word of life. Then it will teach time since I left I took us all things, and enlighten our cold that day, and have been worse mind and reveal unto us the hidever since. I walk out a little on den things of darkness, and give these fine days, but seem to my- us out of that divine treasure self to walk very near on the bor- ' things new and old.' Resting on ders of eternity. Glory be to God to work in us both to will and God, it is a very pleasing pros- to do of his own good pleasure, pect before me.' Though I feel we ought always to work as dilithe workings of sin, and am abased, gent servants, that know they yet Jesus shows his mercy to be have a good Master, that will mine, and I trust that I am his. surely not forget their labour of At such times
“If we could but fix our eyes My soul would leave this heavy clay always on that crown of glory that
At his transporting word,
awaits us in the skies, we should To meet and prove the Lord. never grow weary in well-doing; Fearless of hell and ghastly death, but should run with patience and
I'd break through every foe; delight in the work and ways of The wings of love and arms of faith
We Would bear me conqu’ror through.'
God, where he appoints us.
should not then, as we too freMy desire is to live every moment quently do, suffer these trifling to God, that I may, through his objects here on earth to draw grace, be kept in that heavenly away our minds from God, to rob happy frame of mind, that I shall him of his glory, and our souls of wish for at the hour of death. We that happiness and comfort which cannot live or die happy without the believer may enjoy amidst this ; and, to keep it, we must be outward afflictions. if we thus continually watching and praying.lived more by faith in the Son of For we have many enemies to God, we should endeavour to stir disturb our peace. I am so very up all whom we could to seek weak, that now I can go nowhere after God. We should tell them to any outward means for that what he has done for us, and what help which is so refreshing to my he would do for them, if they spirit.
truly sought him. We should “ I should have been very hap- show them what a glorious expy to have heard you last Sunday, pectation there is for all true be. when you preached at : 1 lievers and sincere seekers. could not walk so far. I hope the “ When our minds are so fixed word spoken by you was made a on God, we are more desirous of blessing to many that heard it. It glorifying him, in making known was my earnest prayer to God that his goodness to us, than the proud it might be so." But, alas! once rich man is of getting honour to calling does not awaken many himself. I mourn over my own that are in a sound sleep. Yet backwardness to this exercise of . the voice of God is sometimes duty, when I think of God's wilvery powerful, when bis Ministers lingness to save the vilest of the speak; when they are influenced vile, according to the dispensaby bis Holy Spirit, and are simple tions of his eternal grace and