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objects deserve public support, and that they ought to be fostered and encouraged by the National Government, and with the National funds.
Resolved, That the Senators of this State in Congress, with the Representative from this State, be requested to approve and promote in the Councils of the Nation, measures for removing from this country to Africa, the free coloured people who may be willing to emigrate.
Resolved, That the Speakers of the two Houses be requested officially to sign these resolutions, and forward a copy to each of our Senators, and a copy to our Representative in Congress.
Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That our Senators in Congress be instructed, and our Representatives be requested, to use their efforts to induce the Government of the United States to aid the American Colonization Society in effecting the object of their institution, which is so eminently calculated to advance the honour and interest of our common country.
Resolved, That the Governor be, and he is hereby, requested to forward to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress a copy of the foregoing resolution.
EDWARD KING, Speaker of the House of Representatives. SAMUEL WHEELER,
Speaker of the Senate. January 24, 1828.
SECRETARY OF State's Office,
Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 26, 1828. I certify the above to be a correct copy of the original roll remaining in this office.
JEREMIAH MʻLENE, Secretary of State.
By Vermont--Nov. 12, 1827. Vermont Legislature. On the petition of the Vermont Colonization Society, the committee reported a resolution instructing our Senators and Members in Congress to use their exertions in procuring the passage of a law, in aid of the objects of the Society, which was read, and adopted.
wo were doomed by the tyranny of Britain:” It seems therefore proper, that an association of enlightened and philanthropic men, who have united to form for free persons of colour, an asylum in the land of their fathers, should receive the countenance and support of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania; and from the success which has already attended the colony at Liberia, there is reason to hope that it may be extended and enlarged, so as to offer a home and a country to all of these people who may choose to emigrate thither, and their removal from among us, would not only be beneficial to them, but highly auspicious to the best interests of our country. It also holds out to the Christian and philanthropist, the hope, that by the means of this colony, the lights of christianity and civilization may be made to shine in a land shrouded in the darkness of barbarism, and thus atonement in some measure be made for the wrong® which slavery has inflicted on Africa. As the evil which this Society seeks to remove, pervades the whole country, it would seem to deserve the attention of those whose duty it is, and who are provided with the means "to provide for the general welfare." Therefore,
Be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, That in the opinion of this General Assembly, the American Colonization Society eminently deserves the support of the National Government, and that our Senators be directed, and the Representatives in Congress be requested to aid the same by all proper and constitutional means.
Mr. Monroe's Opinion.
The American Colonization Society, has at all times, solemnJy disavowed any purpose of interference with the institutions or rights of our Southern communities. By the soundest and most judicious minds in our country, it has, however, been regarded as developing, and demonstrating the practicableness and utility of a plan which commends itself as worthy of adoption to those individuals and States who desire not only to benefit the Free People of Colour, while they relieve themselves by their re
rose to explain, but Mr. L. begged him to let him finish the few remarks he had to offer, as his strength was nearly exhausted.] He proceeded for a few minutes only, and then closed with a strong appeal to the gentleman from Frederick (Mr. Cooke) in behalf of the modus in rebus!--of moderation in public affairs.
When he had closed, Mr. Monroe rose to explain his views in 1810, and at the present time. He stated that the habits of the French people had disqualified them from enjoying a free government, and had thrown them into disorders. He pointed out the difference among the people of Europe and of America and that here the people were qualified for the enjoy. ment of liberty. If there were any people who were fitted to keep up a Republican government, they were here, in the United States, and in Virginia. As to the people of colour, if the people of the Southern States wished to emancipate them (and he never would consent to emancipate them without sending them out of the country,) they might invite the United States to assist us; but without such an invitation, the other States ought not, and would not, interfere. He was for marching on with the greatest circumspection upon the subject. He concluded with apologizing for the explanation he had given.
Rev. Mr. Sessing's Address. We rejoice that we have it in our power to present to our readers the Address of the Rev. Mr. Sessing at the meeting in Philadelphia, of which we gave some account in our last number. May the Divine Spirit of light and charity make it singularly efficient in exciting sympathy and efforts in behalf of the African race, throughout all the American Churches!
DEARLY BELOVED FRIENDS:
As I am not sufficiently acquainted with the English language, and therefore not able to express myself as clearly as I wish to do, I hope you will excuse me and forbear with my insufficiencies. The Rev. Mr. Gurley, who spoke before me, has already introduced me and my dear friends to your Christian love and fellowship as missionaries going to Liberia, amongst those too-long neglected negro tribes, to instruct them in religion and all those necessary means of civilization, without which religion cannot have its desired effect in Africa. We come as strangers to you, as refers to the body; but though we come from a distant country, yet we feel at home amongst you; and though we have lived but a short time in this country, we are greatly rejoiced to see your zeal and faith, your Christian love, and missionary spirit; and I would encourage you to go on with increasing love