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Dr. Hall, of the Maryland State Colonization Society, in closing his notices to “Emigrants," makes the following eloquent appeal to the free people of color residing in this country:

“ Taking it, therefore, for granted, that you give full credit thereto, which you must if you act honestly or rationally, I have to ask you what and how much you sacrifice in order to avail yourself of such advantages ? What do you leave behind you in America so dear and precious? Have you the soil on which by your free and voluntary labor you can procure your daily bread? Or do you not rather depend upon the will of others to employ and feed you? Is not your very existence dependent on the will of another race? Do you leave a climate of an ever agreeable temperature in which you are even secure from suffering for want of sufficient clothing or shelter?

Or are you not (I mean the majority of the colored race in this State) unable to endure the winter of this climate from poverty, and consequently the inability to procure for yourselves good houses and warm clothing? Do you here enjoy either individually, or as a people, any of those rights and privileges which have ever been considered dearer to man than life itself ? Are you not rather debarred, not only all participation in the formation of the government under which you live, or in the administration of the same, but even from the common blessings and advantages usually derived therefrom, viz. the equal protection of the persons and property from violence and plunder. Will the laws of this country and the customs of society permit you to occupy other than the most inferior stations in life ; and even then can you attain an equal stand for respectability and character in the social relations with the poorest white citizens? In addition to all other disadvantages consequent upon your present unhappy condition in society, is the same not necessarily productive of a great amount of moral evil and consequent irremediable moral suffering? And do you not necessarily entail the same upon your childern-and are you not responsible for the results? With such an increasing weight of responsibility upon you, yourselves suffer all the ill attendant on a state of degradation and oppression, eating the bread of sorrow and drinking of the bitter cup of affliction, and entailing the same on your children, I can only ask how can youremain? That there is elsewhere, too, a great and increasing responsibility I well know, that as a nation, as individuals the white citizens of these United States have yet before them a time of reckoning; but this in no degree exculpates you. A plan has been projected,

. and its feasibility tested, not only to relieve yourselves and children from servitude and oppression, but one that will secure to you the fairest heritage on earth, where no bar exists to your attaining the highest perfectability of human government and human society, and where you can be the happy instrument of diffusing an increased degree of light and knowledge to a people ready to receive you in their lands as teachers, friends and brethren ; but if you will continue to reject the fair overtures made, if you prefer to retain your present position in the land and entail degradation and sorrow upon your posterity-on your own selves must rest the consequence."

PROSPECTS OF COLONIZATION IN MARYLAND.—These are cheering. The June convention was a most important measure. It distributed information throughout the State, and its influences have been most happy. Gentlemen have now been induced to take an active interest in Colonization as a scheme of practical utility, and pressing importance, who have heretofore regarded it but as a fanciful exhibition of amiable but useless philanthropy.

Numerous meetings have been held to form auxiliary societies, which have been spirited in their action, and attended by the worth, talent and energy of the neighborhood in which they were held. At all of them the third resolution was expressly approved. This is as it should be. To withhold the voice of warning where there is impending danger, is to fail to perform the duties of a Christian and a man.-Maryland Col. Jour.

COME OVER AND HELP US.—The Macedonian cry, “Come over and help us,” is continually ringing and echoing in our ears from the natives of the adjacent country. Almost etery breeze brings upon its wings the same sound; we hear it alike in the still small voice, and in the strong roar of hundreds of the heathen around us; and we may not refuse to prolong the joyful news, lest possibly, we prove ourselves to be dumb and unworthy watchmen.

Ethiopia is stretching forth her hands unto God, and hundreds of her sons and daughters, are imploring the Christian Church to send life and salvation to them. We are on the ground, and we see and know that the harvest is already white, and that the laborers are few. We pray the Lord of the vineyard, and his co-workers to send forth more laborers. Africa, Western Africa stands forth in an imploring attitude, and begs and entreats that her voice may be heard, ıhat her petition may be granted; which is that the Gospel be preached unto her. She only asks to be taught the way of salvation. Her condition is pitiable, indeed, is miserable in the extreme-dark, gloomy, and peculiar.

Mueh has been done by different denominations of Christians, and yet comparatively speaking, nothing has been accomplished. Millions are yet without having so much as heard of the “new and living way.”

We desire to blow the trumpet, if happily the sounding thereof may reach unto those who are ready, and willing to send and come to the relief of perishing thousands.

We hope that notwithstanding God in his providence and wisdom sees proper to remove hy death, one and another of the laborers sent here by the different Mission Boards, their ranks will still be filled, and that "though a thousand die, Africa will not be given up."- Africa's Luminary.


A NOVEL FIGHT-On Tuesday last, a young lad of this town, named SAMUEL Bell, was hunting in the woods near here, with two dogs. He had lost sight of them a few moments, when he heard their piteous cries and yells, as if in the greatest distress. Supposing a leopard had caught one of them, he advanced cautiously in the direction of the noise, –and had gone but a few paces when he found himself within half a dozen yards of a huge Boa Constrictor, in whose vast folds both of his struggling dogs were enveloped. The snake at the same moment discovered him, and raising its head in a threatening manner, began slowly to recede with its prey. The lad instantly levelled his gun and fired, wounding the snake in the neck and head, but without causing him to relinquish his hold upon the dogs. The monster still faced its antagonist and kept its ground. The young hunter with admirable coolness and courage, reloaded his piece and again fired full at the head of the Boa; but even the second shot, though it took effect, did not finish the conflict, nor cause the release of the poor dogs which were still held fast in the snaky coil. Again the determined lad loaded and fired, and this time with entire success. The victory was complete, and the hunter boy bore off in triumph the monster he had so bravely conquered, and was followed home by the wounded and bleeding dogs he had so gallantly rescued. - Liberia Herald.

Washington City, September 15, 1841.



GINIA, ON OR NEAR THE 10TH OF OCTOBER NEXT. This will probably be the last expedition that we shall send out this year. We therefore call the attention of all persons contemplating going to Liberia to this favorable opportunity. Emigrants who have engaged their passage will please not fail to reach Norfolk by that day, well furnished with all the implements of husbandry, household articles, and cooking utensils necessary to carry with them.

Persons wishing to send goods or packages to Liberia, will please forward them to our agents in Norfolk, Messrs. SOUTTER & Bell. All letters and papers for colonists may be forwarded to them, or to this office.

Persons holding money in their hands for the Society, will please remit it as soon as possible.

And we will consider it a special favor if our annual subscribers whose subscriptions fall due about this time, will have the kindness to remember us in this our time of need.

We rely on the liberality of our friends to enable us to get off this expedition. Many of the persons about to be sent must go soon, to save them from hopeless bondage. Their hearts are set on going to Africa, and who is the person that will not aid them with the means? They are all thrown upon the Society, and at this time, when we are obliged to buy more territory, the burden is greater than we know how to sustain. Who will come soon and strong to our help?


We are not surprised to find some people extremely uninformed about the character and relations of the Colony of Liberia. They perhaps have not had the means of informing themselves at command ; or they have not had time to devote to the subject; or their notions of geography are rather crude and scattering, and they have confounded places and countries, and supposed that they were master scholars in many things, the truth and depth of which they had never even imagined. Hence it is not strange that Liberia should be unknown. We are not surprised that men who have never built their systems on matters of fact, but on a concatenation of abstract moral precepts and principles, without reference to their practical application and to their modification by the force of circumstances, should arrive at incorrect conclusions as to the present condition and probable results of our Liberian experiment.

But we are surprised that any intelligent and honest inquirers after truth should make such blunders as are contained inthe following extracts from an article on “Liberia," which we find in the “ Foreign Quarterly Review." That the able conductors of that standard and respectable Journal, should not have made themselves more familiar with a subject so easy of a thorough understanding before they attempted a labored treatise on it, is indeed marvellous enough and unaccountable, very. We notice and consider the blunders in this article the more remarkable because it, as will be seen, appears to have been written principally to show the importance of possessing a correct knowledge of the principles in which Liberia was founded, and the manner and success with which they have been carried out. The scope of the arguinent is this: “We are about to commence a grand system of experiments for the welfare of the great continent of Africa. Already some attempts have been made—some incipient experiments tried. We ought to understand them. Why has any of them failed? Why has some of them succeeded? Let us not blindly follow the wrong. Let us intelligently imitate the right."

The principles of the American Colonization Society are abundantly set forth in its Constitution. Their practical application is not dimly

. shadowed forth in the various reports and documents from time to time put forth. Surely if any body wishes to know what lessons may be learnt from Liberia, they have only to read her published history, and look at any unprejudiced account of her present condition. They who are ignorant must be wilfully so. There must have been a studious effort, on the part of those acquainted with the facts, to conceal them. Gentlemen of great learning and undoubted veracity have visited Liberia, and have written their views and impressions in detail, and these have been given to the public as testimony, not of strictly impartial witnesses, but of witnesses prejudiced against the policy adopted by the Society and carried out in the Colony. And yet either the testimony of these men goes for nothing, or else the men who think and write about Liberia lay aside the facts in evidence in the case, and mention their own vain imaginations. We find in a late English Journal this sentence: “We wish, however, to bring out more specifically the fact, that within the line of coast now claimed as the Colony of Liberia, there are regular slave factories." How often has it been published, that we only own certain points on the coast, and that over the intermediate places we can exercise no control ? and that it is only on these places that factories exist; and that in every instance as soon as the Colony has been able to purchase the territory, they have at once and signally broken up the factories and routed their owners and dealers. And what is it that we are now straining every nerve to raise the means to buy all the unbought territory adjacent to our settlements, but that we may control the coast, and drive the accursed slare trader and all his abettors from the region !

Again the same Journal asserts—“The desire manifested by the colonists to return to America is so great, that, if the vessels were supplied, such a number would leave in them that those willing to remain would


find themselves too few to protect themselves from the natives, and would therefore leave on this account. No obstacle but want of means prevents the return of the colonists to America ; but this is a sufficient one, and confines them to the land of their exile.” The falsity of this is attested by every vessel that leaves the coast. Opportunities and means enough have been offered the colonists to have carried them all away if they could have been persuaded. Inducements have been held out—they have been offered free passage elsewhere—but no! They understood 100 well their interests and the chances of happiness. There are several of them in this country at present. But there is nothing that would tempt them to remain here. And the testimony of all gentlemen who have visited the Colony, is, that they are contented and happy.

The article in the “ Foreign Quarterly Review," on “ Liberia," is more just than many others which have come under our notice. But there are some errors in it which we wonder to find coming from such a source. There are many important truths and adınissions in the article, and it is for these that we make some extracts:

“ The civilized settlements called Liberia, in West Africa, now firmly established along about three hundred miles of coast between Sierra Leone and Cape Coast Castle, with a considerable territory, at some points forty miles inland, with an African trade, and a moral influence of far greater extent, were founded in 1821, by an unchartered society of American citizens, for free colored people from the United States, and for free native Africans. Of the last, some are people from the neighboring tribes, and others are prize slaves, liberated by the Government of the United States, and sent to Liberia, in order to be provided for, if they cannot at once be restored to their homes. For this purpose money has long been annually voted by Congress; and the Legislatures of particular States have, from time to time, inade grants in aid of the resources of one or more of the settlements at Liberia, whose political existence, however, is only recognised in this way by the supreme authorities of America. The principal funds arise from subscriptions by white people, but there are also some local tares.

". The ships of war of the United States are appointed, occasionally, to visit them ; but their constitutions have sprung from the will of the voluntary bodies called Colonization Societies, formed since 1816, in various States, and from the consent of the settlers.

“ Although there is nothing in the Constitution of the United States to prevent a colonial settlement, or new territory, to be founded beyond sea, such is not yet the character of Liberia, which has hitherto been assuming rather the form of a new people than that of a Colony belonging to an old one. Nevertheless African produce from Liberia is admitted into American ports as domestic.

• Contemplating similar proceedings in point of nationality, in Texas, at Natal in South-eastern Africa, and up the Niger, the proceedings at Liberia have a peculiar interest, and the considerable success of those proceedings here, in spite of great obstacles, calls for a careful examination of the means which have produced this good result. Nevertheless, it is not to he denied that these settlements from the first, although observed with friendly solicitude hy many eminent persons in Great Britain, have attracted less notice than their relative importance damands from the Gov

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