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the Sabbath, when about to hear the glad tidings of salvation; or if stretched on thy sick bed, some friend should beguile the weary hour by reading it to thee; or under whatever circumstances it may find thee, put up thy prayer for the slave and the slave dealer, that the word of God and the influence of the Holy Spirit may teach the one to endure with patiences and incline the other to show mercy; and that both may be delivered from the bondage of sin, and partake of the glorious liberty of the Gospel. Call to mind thy peaceful Sabbaths; thy means of grace; and thy hopes of glory; and whilst thou offerest praise for these invaluable blessings, pray that they may be extended to the slave, and that the time may speedily come when slavery shall no longer exist.
FREE LABOUR vs. SLAVE LABOUR.–The following is an extract from a letter, lately addressed by a citizen of Philadelphia to a gentleman in this State:
“The free produce Society of this city has recently been resuscitated from a state of torpidity in which it had lain during about 18 months, and now manifests strong symptoms of health and activity. A Society of fe. males was formed last autumn, consisting of about 70 members, for the purpose of encouraging free labour. These have displayed much zeal in the cause, and most of them being house-keepers, a considerable increase in demand for goods of this description has risen. Great difficulty is apprehended in obtaining cotton free, for slavery. A Manufactory in this city is desirous to purchase such in order to its separate fabrication, and it is known that one in Providence, R. I. would be glad to have cotton of that kind at cost. There is no doubt that a considerable quantity of it would now meet with a ready sale in this city, at the full market price of other cotton, of the same quality-perhaps a small advance on the price might at this time be admitted. I shall be glad to receive any information on this subject you may think right to furnish. Perhaps by making the demand for such cotton known in your State, a supply, in part at least, could be obtained, when the next crop is gathered.”
SUGAR FROM BEETS.-The manufacture of sugar from beets, says the New-York Journal of Commerce, which was introduced into France by Napolean, in 1811 and 1812, has increased to such an extent, that there are now nearly 100 sugar manufactories in that country, producing, annually, about 4,921 tons. For whiteness and beauty it is said, when refined, to be unequalled by any other.
A Branch of the Society for the religious education of the blacks, has been commenced at Bermuda.
Tax SLAVE TRADE.—At a late sitting of a French Chamber of Deputies, M.D, Suborde, holding in his hand a paper, said Here is the list of seven slavers, which lately imported two thousand negroes into Martinique. The minister of Marine declared that he would employ every means to check such infamous traffic.
There is uch good sense in a remark recently made by the Rev. Jabez Bunting, President of the Methodist Conference in Great Britain. It being proposed to raise a small additional sum for the Wesleyan Missionary Society,~"No," said Mr. B. "I do not think it would be possible for you to raise £1,000 or £2,000 ; but talk of £5,000 or £10,000, and, I think, you will raise it. Lord Bacon somewhere observes, that heroic desires contribute greatly to health. If a man would succeed let him aim at great things, and, by the blessing of God, he will accomplish great things."
A Good EXAMPLE.--Mr. Elihu Case, of Simsbury, has put into the hands of his pastor, Rev. Allen M'Lean, the sum of $1,000, to be appropriated to such charitable objects as the latter should select. It has been applied as follows: to the Domestic Miss. Soc. of Conn. $200; to the Miss. Soc. of Conn. $200; to the Conn. Branch of Am. Ed. Soc. $200; to the Conn. Branch of Colonization Soc. $200; to the Hartford Co. For. Miss. Soc. $100; to the Conn. Bible Soc. $100.-The generous donor will, we trust, have the pleasure of seeing, in his life-time, much good resulting from his benefaction. How many others might imitate this example, and while doing their duty, find how much more blessed it is to give than to receive!
AFRICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY.-There are many indications of the increasing popularity of the objects of this Society. Circumstances of every day's occurrence press upon the minds of the reflecting in every part of the country, the importance of fostering its designs; and the wealthy, with a generous and effective liberality, contribute their means to extend its usefulness. The contributions from individuals and Societies for the month beginning the 14th of August and ending the 14th September, amounted to $1867 17. In addition to these contributions 22 persons have subscribed to the plan of Gerrit Smith, Esq. of Peterboro, New York, who proposes to raise $100,000 for the Society in ten years by securing one hundred subscribers who will pay annually $100 each during that time, and sixteen person have subscribed to a similar plan for raising $20,000 in contributions of $50 from each subscriber.
DONATION TO THE COLONIZATION SOCIETY.We are gratified to learn, says the Norfolk Beacon, that our Norfolk Colonization Society have received, (by the hands of Moses Myers, Esq.) a donation of $200, "the contribution of a gentleman in Boston, to aid the humane object of the Society in transporting liberated slaves from Virginia to Africa.”—[Vis. & Tel.
AFRICAN CHURCH AND ORDINATION.-On Tuesday, the 25th ult. a new Congregational Church, composed entirely of the people of colour, was organized in New Haven, Conn. Between 20 and 30 made a profession of their faith, entered into covenant and were constituted a church of Christ. Immediately after this ceremony, the Rev. Simeon S. Jocelyn was set apart and ordained as an Evangelist by the laying on of the hands of the Presbytery; sermon by the Rev. Mr. Merwin; charge by the Rev. Dr. Day.
The treaty between Hayti and France has been finally ratified, containing a full acknowledgment of the independence of Hayti, and establishing commercial intercourse between the two countries on the basis of perfect reciprocity.
THE MISSION TO SOUTH AFRICA.--The London World of July 27th, says that "Dr. Philip and nine Missionaries for South Africa, three from Germany, three from France, and three from England, left London on Thursday. On Wednesday, a public meeting was held in Cannon-street, which was crowded to excess, when they took leave of their London friends.”
Resolutions of the Board. At a meeting of the Board of Managers of the American Colonization 80ciety, on the 14th of September, the following resolution, on motion of Samuel Harrison Smith, Esq. was adopted.
Resolved, That it shall not be lawful for the Colonial Agent to be concerned, on private account, directly or indirectly, in trade or navigation at Liberia, or elsewhere; and in case he shall be so concerned, he shall forfeit his office, with an amount equal to one year's compensation.
At a meeting of the same, on the 28th of September, on motion by the Secretary, the following resolutions were passed.
Whereas it is understood by the Board of Managers, that the tonnage duty on American vessels visiting the Colony of Liberia has operated injuriously upon the commercial interests of the Colony, therefore
Resolved, That this tonnage duty, so far as it relates to American vessels, be, and is hereby abolished.
Resolved, That the Colonial Agent be instructed to inquire into the expediency of imposing duties on the amount of sales made in the Colony, and to Report his views thereon to the Board.
Meeting in New York. The Board of Managers, urged by their pecuniary necessities, recently appointed a Committee, consisting of several gentlemen, well known for their talents and activity in behalf of the Society, to visit the Cities of Baltimore, New York and Philadelphia, and represent the wants of the Institution, and solicit contributions for its aid. F. S. Key, Esq. one of the members of the Board, left this place a few days since, on this interesting and important mission; and we are happy to observe the following notice in the New York Observer of the 17th inst. We trust the contribution mentioned in this notice, is but the first fruit of what may be expected from this great, wealthy, and liberal city.
“On Wednesday evening, a public meeting was held in the Middle Dutch Church to take into consideration the present condition and wants of the American Colonization Society. Eloquent addresses were made by Francis S. Key, Esq. of Georgetown, D. C. Rev. Mr. Gallaudet, of Hartford, Conn. Captain Stockton, of the United States' Navy, and Hermanus Bleecker, Esq. of Albany, after which, a collection of more than $200, was taken up in aid of the funds of the Society."
Want of Funds. It is with pain that we are compelled to state, that our pecuniary necessities were never more pressing than at present.-We are aware, that the public, looking only to the receipts of the Society during the past and present season, may, and undoubtedly do expect that a large company of emigrants should immediately be transported to Liberia. But it should be known, that no inconsiderable portion of recent contributions has been necessarily applied to repay a loan obtained in 1827–8, to defray the expenses incurred in sending out several large expeditions; and that a much heavier amount has been drawn from us, to repair the fortifications, purchase supplies, and improve the condition of the Colony. We have reason to hope and believe that similar expenses as those last mentioned, will never again oc
We have confidence in the ability of the Colony to sustain itself, and the recent demands upon us are probably, in some measure, at least, to be attributed to the diminished value of the trade of the Factories, admirably conducted by the lamented Mr. Ashmun, but which greatly declined after his death.
The Board still cherish the hope of soon despatching a ship to the Colony. They solicit the prompt and generous assistance of Auxiliaries, and of all who cherish a regard to the African
Hundreds are anxiously waiting for an opportunity to emigrate, and every thing in the condition and prospects of the Colony invites them to take possession of its soil, and secure upon it the blessings of freedom, knowledge and virtue.
Contributions To the American Colonization Society, from 12th September, to
15th October, 1829. By Charles B. King, Esq. of Washington, D. C.
$25 Rev. Wm. G. Keil, of Senecaville, as follows, viz:
4th July collection in Rev. W. G. Keil's congregation, $7 67 1st annual payment by Senecaville Coloniz'n. Society, 5 48
Rev. W. G. Keil, in part of arrears to Repository, 1 85- -15 Rev. Luther Humphreys, Salem, Ashtabula county, Ohio,
to be applied to liberation of Abduhl
5 Collection by Rd. Whitney, Esq. P. M. Lanesborough, Mass. 7
by Rev. Emerson Paine, in Little, R. I. by W. A. Brown, Esq. 11 in Crabb Apple Congregation, Athens, Ohio, by W. M‘Millan, 6 by R. V. Dewitt, Esq. agent in New York,
300 by David Townsend, Esq. Treas. Chester co. (Penn.) Society:
Members of the Chester county Auxiliary Society, $32
by Rev. Dr. E. Dickey, in Oxford, Pa. 11 30
congregation of the Rocks, Md. 5 -55 By Gerard Ralston, Esq. Treasurer Pennsylvania Col. Society, 50
in Wheeling, Va. by Rev. Wm. Wylie, per A. M‘Kee, Esq. 10 Wm. H. Craven, Columbus, Mississippi, (donation)
10 Preston Cummings, Dighton, Mass. do.
28 Donation by a Female Friend at North Brookfield, Mass. to constitute Rev. Thomas Snell a life member,
20 Loan by Rev. Doctor Laurie, of Washington city,
500 Proceeds of work by Sunday-school Teachers, Frederick co. Md. 10 Donation by Mrs. Janet Lingan,
5 Carried forward, $1,063 00