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African COLONIŽATION. The Rev. DORUS CLARK, agent of the Ameri. can Colonization Society, delivered an excellent discourse, last Sabbath evening, in the south parish meeting-house in Andover, on African Colonization. Though the roads were in a very bad state, yet a highly respectable audience assenibled, and listened with great attention to the facts and arguments of the speaker. As a result of the meeting, a very liberal subscription has been commenced in aid of the funds of the Society by the gentlemen of Andover. The flourishing Ladies' Society of the same place, forwarded to the Parent Society two or three weeks since, a donation of $50. Mr, CLARK is deeply interested in his object, and presents it in an impressive and entirely unobjectionable manner. We are glad that this noble cause is in so good hands. The much abused Colonization Society is evidently and rapidly recovering its hold upon the affections of the people of New England. It will come out from its trials like gold seven times purified.Boston Recorder.
THE WEST INDIES.—Advices received at New Orleans from Jamaica; mention the arrival of fourteen colored emigrants from the United States, being the first fruits of Mr. Barclay's misssion to this country. A much larger number was expected soon. Various applications for their services had been received from respectable parties.
The New Orleans papers represent the accounts from St. Lucia and Trinidad as unfavorable to the working of the new system. The products of the soil are stated to be much reduced from former
.-Journal of Commerce.
SLAVES SET FREE.The schr. Hermosa, bound from Richmond to New Orleans, with a cargo of slaves (fourty-seven in number) and tobacco, was wrecked on the island of Abaco, one of the Bahamas, on the night of the 19th of October. The crew and slaves made their escape, and the slaves were taken possession of by the civil authorities, and set at liberty by the Governor.
COLONIZATIor.-The Executive Committee of the American Colonization Society in their appeal for aid, state that “each Colonist is provided with a musket, and the arsenal well supplied with ammunition and armis. Every separate settlement is furnished with cannon and other means of defence."
The non-resistance advocates will probably consider this no special recommendation of the Colony, as they have always professed great horror at the wickedness of the Colonists in repelling the savages who came down in troops to kill and devour them. But the settlers on the coast of Africa, surrounded by hostile and barbarous tribes, probably prefer to be prepared for an attack, and can see as little harm in protecting themselves while they are laying the foundations of a new Republic on those shores, as there was in the wise precaution of pious Nehemiah, who directed his people, while building the walls of Jerusalem, to work with one hand, and hold a weapon of defence in the other.-New York Observer.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLONIZATION
SOCIETY, From December 1st to 20th, inclusive. December 1st, Received of James Bruen, annual subscription $20; December 2d, Treasurer of Penn township ch. 5, King & Baird 5, Mr. Farr 3; December 5, Thomas Sweet (Carbondale) 5; E. L. Carey & T. H. Bradtord, each 10, Samuel Richards 20, Mrs. A. Henry 5, Mrs. J. Markoe '10, Mrs. M. B. Hope 5, Mrs. T. S. Richards 1 50, Mrs. Stephen Colwell 5; December 14, Postage on letters from Africa 52 cents; Decem. ber 16, Dr. Murphy 5, Mrs. Colma n 2, C. Č. Watson & Son 5, G. W. Sloan 1, Dr. Hugh L. Hodge 50; December 19, Benjamiu Coates, postage on papers and com mission 46 cents; also 6, 4 and 5 cents
$178 48 Received for African Repository, December 5, Thomas Sweet, (Carbondale) for 1840
2 00 December 9, A. o. Halsey
2 00 J. W. Gibbs
2 00 October 31st, three numbers
0 18 November 4th, J. Worth, subscription for 1840
1 60 November 10th, one number
0 07 November 13th, Miss Bayard, subscription for 1840
1 50 November 24th, Rev. J. Kay, Northumberland, for 1840
$11 25 Received for Colonization Herald, Dec. 9, Rev. A. O. Halsey, for 1838 & '39 4 00 November 13th, Miss Bayard, subscription for 1839
2 00 November 13th, Mrs. Garretson, subscription for 1838 & '39 per Miss Bayard 4 00 November 24th, Rev. J. Kay, Northumberland, for 1839
$12 00 Received at the Office.-October 24, Treasurer of Penn township ch. $5; Novem. ber 5, Rev. John Dickey, 4th July collection in Oxford Presb. ch. per E_Cresson, 20, deduct $5 bill Millington bank; November 9, A. Ferguson and Wm. Dulty, each 5; November 10, cash, H. M. Prevost, cash, each 5, cash, S. A Mercer, cash, each 5, cash 50 cents, A. Elton 1, cash 1, J. Dunton 5, A. Robertson 100, J. Troubat, jr. 5; November 21st, D. H. 1, F. Wallace 50 cents, Mr. Waln 4; November 22, Penn town. ship ch., Mr. Boyd, cash, each 5; November 24, Bev J. Kay, Northumberland, donation i 18 3.4, Mrs. Charles Brewer, Pittsburgh, 50; Sovember 25, J. C. Lean, 6 mile Run; N. J. 4th July collection 1839, 15, ditto, 1810, 12 18 3.4, per Dr. Gebhard; November 26, per G. R. White, Pittsburgh, as follows: Rey. A. Scrubgrass 4 50, Congruity colonization society 24, Wm. McClintock, sale of chairs 3 12 1-2, S. Henry, for African Repository 3 50—deduct on draft 1 62 1-2; leaving a balance of 38 50.-$309 87 1-2
CONTRIBUTIONS To the American Colonization Society, from Nov. 25 to Dec. 25, 1840. Maine-Blue Hill, Rev. J. Fisher
doboro' $2; 1st Congregational Society, Levant $3 ; E. F.
80 25 $83 76 New Hampshire-Mills Olcott, Esq., Hanover, on account of his
subscription of $100 to be paid by $10 annual insialınents 50 00
Manchester $3; Chester $17 80 1.4; Strathain $17 57 ;
ty; Greenland 89 85; Hampton $34 85; Seabrook $4 80 161 871 201 874 Vermont-St. Johnsbury, E. and T. Fairbanks & co., on account of subscription
50 00 Massachusetts-Collections by Rev. C. Foot-(his specific report not yet received)
Dodge $5; Miss Bray $1; S. M. Worcester, Salem $5 :
11 00 E. Burgess, Esq. Dedham, the amount in advance of his subscription
1,000 00 Collections by Captain George Barker, Agent--Newburyport
$124 52—$30 of which was given by William Banister Esq.
132 52 1,283 52 Connecticut-Ephraim Williams, Esq., Stonington, his 2d instalinent on his $100 subscription
10 00 Ephraim Williams, Administrator of E. W. Philip's, 2d instalment on his $1,000 subscription
100 00 Jonathan Coit, Esq., New London, on his subs’tion of $1,000 100 00 A. Barnis $10; F. Allyn $10
20 00 State Colonization Society, by Seth Terry, Esq., Treasurer 54 25
284 25 Pennsylvania-Abingdon, Montgomery county, from “ a friend to the cause"
3 00 Dauphin county-Derry col. society, per Hon. W. Simonton 11 00 John Johnson, executor of the late Richard Johnson, Washington county, the result of his bequest to A. C. S.
95 07 109 07 Virginia–Donation of E. N
10 00 Norfolk, Mrs. Gilliatt, through Messrs. Souter & Bell
5 00 Female Statė colonization Society, by Mrs. E. A. Heath, Tr. 231 00 246 00 North Carolina-Rev. James Purvis, Wilkesboro
8 00 South Carolina-Rev. Samuel Gilman, Charleston
6 50 Kentucky-The Kentucky Female colonization Society, through Rev. F. Berkley
70 00 By S. Young, Executor of Lee White, on account of legacy 304 66 S. D. Paxton, Shelbyville
4 00 378 66 Ohio-Eliphalet Redding, Loraine county
5 00 Indiana-Prest. Wylie and others, Bloomington
30 25 Tennessee-James B. Littlejohn, Esq. Somerville
1 50 Michigan-Detroit, John Owen, Esq. his 2d instalment on subscription of $100
10 00 Total collections, $2,648 37
91 66 Total collections and receipts, $2,740 03
The next Annual Meeting of the American Colonization Society, will be held in the city of Washington, on the 19th of January, 1841, at the Colonization Rooms, opposite Gadsby's Hotel.
1 An Expedition is expected to sail from Norfolk, for Liberia, about the 20th of January, 1841. Emigrants are requested to be. ready at that time. Persons wishing to send letters, or packages of goods, are requested to forward them.
Published semi-monthly, at $1 50 in advance, when sent by mail, or $2 00 if not paid
till after the expiration of sir months, or when delivered to subscribers in cities.
NOTICES. All debts due in Pennsylvania for the Colonization Herald, and the African Repository, will be remitted to Rev.J. B. Pinney, Philadelphia ; also all notices for discontinuances in that State.
OF All debts due in New York to the African Repository, will be remitted to Rev. A. PROUDFIT, D. D., New York city; also all notices for discontinuances in that State.
UCF Alldebts due in Ohio and Indiana for the African Repository, will be paid to our travelling Agent, CHARLES W. JAMES, assisted by Henry M. Lewis and M. MEEKER, acting under his direction,
Oliver Parsons, Esq. Salem, Massachusetts, is authorized to receive subscriptions and make collections for the African Repository in Massachusetts.
ter B. G. JONES, Esq., Greensboro’, North Carolina, is authorized to receive subscriptions and make collections for the African Repository.
Subscribers in other parts of the country, will pl-ase remit their dues to S. WilKESON, Colonization Rooms, Washington city; also all communications in relation to the Repository
03-No letters to the Repository will be taken out of the office unless post prid. F This work is now subject to newspaper postage only.
THE AFRICAN REPOSITORY-COLONIZATION. Our daily experience convinces us more and more, that the circulation of the Repository is indispensable to the success of Colonization. It is the only paper in the country devoted entirely to the promotion of the great cause of civilizing and christianizing Africa It thus embraces the interests, and is intimately connected with the destinies, of two continents. It is the vehicle of intelligence in regard to the state, character, capabilities, and prospects of the colored race, so numerous, and so important in their relations to the rest of the world. It stands up between Africa and this country, as a bright reflector to receive every ray of light which beanis forth there, and throw it into every family here, streaming with encourageinent and exciting to renewed activity. It receives also the gloomy shades, and the dark clouds which are borne across the waters, telling how much the Gospel is needed to bless and save the millions there, and how necessary are the civil institutions of our country, to change those "abodes of horrid cruelty" into the habitations of peace and comfort. It stands ready to receive, and it goes forth constantly telling, what has been done and is now doing, or in prospect, to elevate the children of Ham, and lighten the woes which afflict humanity. It gathers and concentrates the sentiments of wise and learned philanthropists of every land, and carries them forth to “stir up the pure minds” of the benevolent " by way of remembrance,” to confirm the wavering, to convince the doubting, and to bring the greatest possible amount of wealth, and talent, and influence, and prayer, to bear on the regeneration of Africa !
Who can measure the importance of having it circulate everywhere? Who can tell the good that will result from having it read twice a month in every fainily in this land ? Truth is almighty. Light, no depth of darkness can resist.
Are any of our citizens in doubt about the utility of Colonization ? Let them be made familiar with its practical operations and its actual results. Are any anxious to know how they may most usefully appropriate their money for the spread of the Gospel ? Let them not decide the question until they have investigated the claims of Africa-until they have heard the voice of more than 30,000 natives in the reighborhood of the Colony, saying "come over and help us"-until they have seen them building houses for the missionary long before he reached them!-and until they shall have beheld the
“tear, that warm and meek,
Dewed many a sable sinner's cheek,” while he has listened to the simple story of the cross, as it dropped from the missionaries' lips ! Does any body wish to find the plan, and the way in which he can do good to the greatest number, and for the longest time? Let him fully understand what may be accomplished for the unnumbered millions of Africa, by laying there the foundation of civilization, and good government in the first principles, and under the genial and controlling influence of the christian religion. If there is any one great principle which in this country we hold to be pre-eminently true, it is that our republican form of government is the best for mankind now, and is destined to last the longest hereafter; and that it rests solely and absolutely on the doctrines of christianity. Who then is anxious of living when he is dead ?-of starting an influence now, which shall “widen and extend, and onward flow, long after he shall have gone to his' rest in the skies ?!' Let him know how he can aid in establishing free government in Africa, on the basis of christianity! Let him know that his work'is not one of 'trifling import, or easy accomplishment-hat it will not result from the labor of a day, or a few. hasty wishes, and as many ill-timed efforts'! That it can only be done by the slow and expensive process of colonizing." The tree of liberty will never spring up spontaneously' there. It must be transplanted. And in the absence of every other method, this can only be done, by transplanting the legitimate descendants of Africa, with the scant knowledge, and the lean notions of ţrue liberty and government which they possess, and by keeping them under the fostering care and patermal guidance of the American Colonization Society, until they shall become thoroughly transformed, and entirely capable of self government.
But these subjects are vast in their extent, and far-reaching in their details. They are complicated in their relations, and ever varying in their aspects.