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Managers. Doctor Silas Webb,
William E. Newell.
Maclin Hedge, Treasurer.
Micajah Tarver, President.
Vice-Presidents. Rev. Geo. W. Ashbridge,
Rev. John Haynie, Rev. Solomon Reece,
Doctor W.H. Wharton.
Managers. L. Howard,
L. J. Gist,
Henry S. Foote,
John F. Pride, Treasurer,
Judge Posey, President.
Vice-Presidents. Rev. Mr. Shuck,
Thomas Childress, Jas. H. Weakly,
Managers. James Sample,
Algernon S. Vigus,
S. Feemster, Treasurer. Note.- Owing to unavoidable circumstances, we have been prevented from publishing the receipts of our Agent, Mr. Polk; they will appear
KENTUCKY—Importation of Slaves. —The Bill more effectually to prevent the importation of Slaves as merchandize into this state, has been lost in the House of Representatives by a vote of 48 to 48, there not being a majority for it, and the absent members when the vote was taken, being also equally divided in opinion.
A bill was recently introduced into the House of Representatives of Kentucky, “to provide for the constitutional emancipation of all slaves in the state," but on its first reading was postponed indefinitely, by a vote of 18 to 11.
It appears that in the State of Kentucky, the owners of slaves who are executed for crimes receive pay for them from the State Treasury, and that $68,000 have already been paid for that object. In a late legislative debate, it appeared that there were in the State 160,000 slaves, and that they were owned by one-fifth of the tax paying whites; and an effort was made to alter the law, so as to relieve the non-slave-holding whites from the odious tax, but without effect.-W. Intel.
Domestic Slave Trade.-The Mercantile Advertiser of New Orleans, of 21st ult. has this paragraph:
Arrivals by the sea and river, within a few days, have added fearfully to the number of slaves brought to this market for sale.
New Orleans is the complete mart for the slave trade-and the Mississippi is becoming a common highway for this traffic. "By whom are these slaves to be purchased? With the present crops of our planters, they will have but little money to advance in that way_nor is it possible that they will consent to involve themselves in new speculations until they can see themselves clear.
A fact worth circulating.–At the close of one of his powerful discourses before the African churches in this city, says a Baltimore paper, the Rev. Mr. Hewit was informed by a coloured man present, that he had abstained from the use of ardent spirits for more than twenty-five years, and had saved enough of grog money to purchase a library of books worth $400. Here is an example worthy to be imitated by every black and white man in the land. “I will proclaim it,” said Mr. H. "wherever I go.”
Mr. Wm. B. HODGSON, whose interesting letter on “the Fellatalıs, Central Africa, and the Colonization Society," was published in the newspapers a few months ago, has been elected a corresponding member of the Royal Asiatic Society of London, and invited to co-operate in their scientific labours. We are further informed that he has translated the four Evangelists and the Book of Genesis, into the language of the Berbers of Africa, (which he has undertaken to prove to be the ancient Nulmidian) and that the British and Foreign Bible Society have offered to have those translations published under their direction. -Nat. Gaz.
COLONY OF AMERICAN SLAVES IN TRINIDAD. –We make the following extract from a speech of Mr. Pownall, delivered some time ago at an AntiSlavery meeting in England. . By a convention between the two Governments the sum of $1,204,960 was paid by Great Britain as a full and final liquidation of all claims arising from the abduction of the persons referred to.
“In further illustration of the principle that if the slaves were emancipated they would take good care of themselves, Mr. P. referred to a case which occurred at the close of the second American war. In 1814 a British squadron, having on board a large land force, made various descents upon the Southern coast of the United States. During these visits some hundreds of American slaves joined the British standard by invitation.These slaves were, at the termination of the war, settled at Trinidad, as free labourers. What was the result? The experiment had been going on for fifteen years, and not one individual out of the community had been
chargeable to any person in Trinidad. They had supported themselves, and become possessed of considerable property, increasing in respectability, and augmenting in numbers.”
Conclusion. At the close of another volume of our work, while we devoutly express our gratitude to God for the blessings which have thus far crowned our humble endeavours in a cause which we doubt not will still enjoy his favour, we would earnestly invite those who have conducted this cause to its present high place of promise, to consider what means may most effectually advance it, during the year upon which we have entered.Some visitations of calamity we have indeed been called to endure, in that which has just elapsed, yet has there been, manifestly, a great and favourable change taking place in public sentiment towards our object; and, while we have been acquiring strength at home, our African Colony has been making a sure if not a rapid progress. The afflictions which we have endured were incidental, and for them it became us to be prepared. The success which has resulted from our efforts is their natural product, and gives firm ground for confidence that it will in future more amply reward exertion.
Our fair country-women have come forward to the help of Africa, with warm hearts and liberal hands. Their contributions have done them honour, and given new vigour to our operations. The proceeds of the Fair, which was created by the enterprise, ingenuity, industry, and taste, of the Ladies of Baltimore, exceeded $2,500; and this sum was immediately paid over to the Treasurer of the Parent Institution. Now, it seems to us, that an example like this must have animating power. We hope that it will reach and affect the mind of every enlightened female in the land. Why should not the Ladies in every city and large town of our country imitate, during the present year, the example which their sisters of Baltimore have so successfully exhibited ? We respectfully put this question to their judgments and their hearts, and we only ask them to answer it in a manner satisfactory to their own pure minds.
The collections in the churches on the 4th of July, or on a
Sabbath near to it, have been numerous and encouraging, but very far from universal. This year, this day of joyful remembrances, of gratitude, of praise, of patriotic ardour, and exulting thoughts of freedom will be a Sabbath. May we not hope and expect that the Clergy, of every name, in all the churches of our wide spread country, will invite their people to do something, on that anniversary, for Africa! Will not all the Christians in this land then unitedly testify their love to our free and invaluable institutions, by contributing to extend their influences and blessings to another race and another continent ? How easily may our professed friends, by the adoption of timely and judicious measures, secure to our Institution, on that day, a fund far exceeding the amount ever received by it during any two years since its origin ! We make our appeal to all the Clergy of this Union-we invite, to this subject, the attention of the elders or officers of every Church. We call upon every friend of the Redeemer to engage, with becoming earnestness and liberality, in this holy work of charity. And, finally, we ask every citizen of this blessed country, whose bosom will, on that day which first rose upon the independence of our Nation, feel the warmth of patriotism and liberty, to assist in spreading over another continent, in securing to her vast population and her remote generations of men, freedom and knowledge, and religion.
But, there is another subject which we must not omit to mention. It is well known that the American Colonization Society has, from its commencement, looked to the powers and resources of the National Government for the means of fulfilling, adequately and most successfuily, its great design. Its memorial has been presented to Congress, and committees, to whom it has been referred have, repeatedly, in that body, made Reports approving of its object, as of sufficient magnitude to merit the countenance and support of the Nation.
Twelve State Legislatures have expressed their belief in the benevolence of its principles, and eleven of these have already instructed their Senators, and requested their Representatives in Congress, to lend it their support. The State Colonization Society of Kentucky has drawn up a memorial, and put it in circulation for signatures, which will shortly be offered to the consideration of the National Legislature. Under these cir
cumstances we feel encouraged to invite all the Auxiliary Societies throughout the land to follow the example of that in Kentucky, and to urge our friends, every where, to send in their petitions to the Government of the Union, praying that such measures may be devised, and such means be afforded, as can, consistently with the constitution of the country, be brought to aid the scheme of African Colonization.
Contributions To the American Colonization Society, from 26th December,
1829, to January, 1830. By Messrs. Robert Gilmer & Sons, of Baltimore, for 1829 and 1830, on the plan of Gerrit Smith, Esq.....
$ 200 By Gerard Ralston, Esq. of Philadelphia, Treasurer of Pennsylvania Society,
25 By members of Calliopean Society of Georgetown, D. C. composed of youth of the Rev. Mr. M'Vean's academy,.
2 By Jos. F. Polk, agent for the Society, .......
25 50 By Thos. D. Baird, of Pittsburg, Pa. as follows, viz :
Collected in the Congregation,.
10 Wm. M. Adams, of Painesville, Ohio, collected in that place, .. 5 By Erie County, Pennsylvania, Aux. Society, per Hon. T. H. Sill, 12 62 By Charles Kellog, of Kellogsville, New York, per Hon. Judge Powers,...
10 By collections in Presbyterian Church, Fairville, Erie co. Penn. 7 78 By Female Colonization Society, Georgetown, D. C.......
12 56 By Hon. Mr. Crawford, a donation from Congregation of Rev. Andrew Hemphill, Chambersburg, Pa...
7 50 Donation by Rev. Eliphalet Nott, D. D. President of Schenectady College, N. Y.....
50 Do. by Benjamin Smith, Esq. of England, the son of the gentleman who started the Colony at Sierra Leone,
100 Do. by D. F. Newton, of Fifes,...
1 Do. by John Ware, of Chester C. House, South Carolina,.
1 Newark Aux. Colonization Society, by the Hon, Theodore
O The money alluded to by the Rev. Mr. Candee, of Oxford, N. J. in his note published in the Belvidere Apollo of the 1st of December, was doubtless included in the sum received from R. Voorhees, Esq. and acknowledged in the September No.
Errata. December No. last page, seventh line from bottom, for 2d payment of Jasper Corning, Esq. on the plan of Gerrit Smith, read 3d payment.
January No. page 328, seventh line from bottom, for 1824, read 1829,