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duty to suggest to the Board the expediency of building at Caldwell and Millsburg a number of small frame houses for the accommodation of future emigrants.

I feel much pleased to learn that the Board intend to send out a full assortment for their store, as the experience of every day, more and more convinces me, that the expenditures will be much lessened by so doing.

The annual election has just passed, and accompanying this, you will find a copy of the official returns of officers chosen. I am sorry to say, that more warmth of feeling was observable in some than prudence dictated

I hope the Board will adopt some more effectual measures for suppressing the slave trade within the territory of Liberia. Since the death of Don Miguel of Bassa, Peter Blanco, a Spanish Slave Trader, for some years a resident at the Gallinas, has opened a slave factory at Grand Cape Mount. Such a thing ought not to be, as it is only 45 miles from here.I am sorry to remark that this abominable traffic is carried on with the utmost activity all along the Coast. Capt. Parker during his trading at the Gallinas, of about three weeks, saw no less than 900 shipped.

Where do they come from? Not from the vicinity of the sea-coast; but from the interior, after travelling hundreds of miles. Among the last recaptured, are some from the kingdom of Haoussa in Soudan, under the authority of Bello. We are in much need of late travels on this continent.

The duties of the civil officers in the Colonial employ, have increased so much of late, that I would suggest to the Board the propriety of exempting them from military duty, except in cases of immediate attack.— At present there is so much mingling of civil and military, that many ignorant persons believe the latter to supersede the former. While our Ministers of the Gospel are exempt, our Judges of the Court of Sessions

are not.

We stand in much need of a Workhouse, and some acres of land enclosed, for confining licentious females and other disorderly and lazy persons. At present we have no other mode of punishing them, but by confining them in the common prison, unemployed.

With much respect, I have the honour to be, &c.

Extracts from Correspondence.
Virginia, July 20th, 1830.

Enclosed you will find $5 for the Colonization Society: it is that part of our collection on the 4th of July, appropriated to that object. We are deeply interested in the scheme which it is the object of your Society to promote; the removal of the free

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people of colour to Liberia, is the only means by which we can benefit them, and we confidently believe, that this is the medium through which the word of God will be fulfilled, "Ethiopia shall stretch out her hands unto God."

Pennsylvania, July 22d, 1830.

Agreeably to the request of the Colonization Society, I addressed the people of my charge, on the 4th of July, in behalf of the Society, and have procured $12 in behalf of that benevolent Institution. I am highly gratified by the information which the Colonial Journal brings me every month-and if I could procure, occasionally, a copy of the paper printed in the Colony for distribution, it would have a good effect in this district of country.

I feel myself bound by the principles of humanity, of patriotism, and above all, by the principles of the christian religion, to patronize your Society.

N. Jersey, July 22d, 1830.

Agreeably to recommendation, we took up a collection on the 4th inst. (815 enclosed) for the use of the American Colonization Society. Though we had been in the practice of doing this for several years; yet, the increased zeal of the people in the noble cause produced a more liberal collection, than in any preceding year. This I impute (at least in part) to the more general information diffused among the people, which I have endeavoured to give them, by circulating your valuable Repository, by public addresses and by reading your colonial intelligence.

It seems that the people only want a fair understanding of the objects and operations of your Society, and the glorious prospects of raising thousands (now degraded) to the dignity of freemen and of christianizing one quarter of the globe, in order to open their hearts and hands still more liberally, in aiding the blessed cause which your Society is so prosperously moving forward.

It is hoped that our General Government will soon take the work in hand, and afford such national aid, as to move it forward with seven-fold speed: the people, I presume, would very generally approve of it and even rejoice in it.

Delaware, July 22d, 1830.

The pamphlet containing the circular and information of the doings of the American Colonization Society, I did not receive in time to have collections taken up on the 4th July; I embraced, however, the first opportunity, after it came to hand, of acquainting my congregation with its contents, urging the claims of the Society, whose object is so philanthropic, generous and noble, on their charity, and calling on them to contribute on the first suitable occasion for this purpose. The amount of contributions is small; but their congregations are few in number and limited in their pecuniary means: the amount raised by the two for the support of the gospel among them, being less than three hundred dollars, annually.

N. Jersey, August 17th, 1830.

In the increasing interest manifested by the citizens of our republic, in favour of African freedom and Colonization, I sincerely rejoice, and sympathise in the recent bereavements of the Colony at Monrovia. I cannot but regard it as the germ of a mighty republic, destined to shed the light of civilization, science and christianity over the surrounding country, now covered with nought but barbarism and idolatry. Instead of eighteen dollars, I wish we had eighteen hundred to send, in aid of this benevolent enterprise.

Tennessee, August 12th, 1830.

There are some persons in this quarter who either are, or affect to be enemies to our cause, but they are few in number, and not of sufficient influence to injure it. Believing as I do, that under Providence, it is the only feasible and judicious plan to ameliorate the condition of the free people of colour in these States, and that it is a cause in which patriotism and humanity are largely embarked, I shall do all I can to aid its progress; and I hear, with pleasure, of its continued prosperity.

Vermont, August 12th, 1830.

Dear Sir: I received your circular, requesting me to take up a contribution to aid your funds. In the forenoon of July 4th, I preached on the duty of man to man; in the afternoon, I read your circular and extracts from several numbers of the Reposito

ry, connected with such remarks as occurred to my mind; and opened a contribution and collected five dollars, which I herewith send to you. I would inform you, that, from the beginning of your Society, I have been its warm friend and advocate, and seven years ago, I opened a contribution and collected one dollar only, and was publicly opposed. I became a member of the Vermont Auxiliary, and four years ago I became a life-member, by the payment of fifteen dollars. I have generally opened a contribution once a year, and collected from five to eight dollars each time.

I received the Repository for March, directed to the Pastor of the Church in Andover, Vermont, which contained the Speech of Henry Clay, which I circulated among the warmest opposers, and as far as I am informed, it has had a good effect: here, I remark, that I never heard that there was such a publication in existence as the Repository, until I received your March number; I have received a regular file from that time to the present, for which I tender my sincere thanks to the Society; especially the number that contained the Map of Liberia. My object in writing to you, is, to request you to continue to send me a file of the Repository, if it is consistent with your rules, that I may be in possession of information to spread among the people. I subscribe myself your, and the Society's hearty friend and humble servant.

Cumberland, Ohio, August 2d, 1830. Enclosed, I forward the amount collected in my Congregation for your Society.

We have here formed a small Society, auxiliary to yours, which, in time, I trust, will do something.

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FORMATION OF AUXILIARY SOCIETIES.-On Monday, the 5th of July last, an Auxiliary Colonization Society was organized at Paintlick, Garrard county, Kentucky. A Friend writes, "We have, as yet, but fourteen or fifteen members, but hope to increase the number, as a deeper interest is felt in the plan of the Colonization Society, than I ever anticipated here, and is daily increasing as the plan becomes understood."

The Dearborn County Colonization Society, Pa. was established on the fourth of July last, after an address by the Colonization Society's Agent, R. S. Finley. The following is a list of the officers.

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East Attleboro' (Mass.) Colonization Society was formed in January last. The Secretary writes, "Though our number is small, there appears to be a general sentiment in this vicinity favourable to the Colonization Society, and before the close of another year, we may expect a considerable addition."

Colonization Society of Rahway, N. J. A gentleman in Rahway writes, "We have organized an Auxiliary Society here, which promises to be efficient. We hope to send you ere long two hundred dollars as our quota." The Deep Run Colonization Society, in Henrico county, Virginia, was established on the 16th of September.

Col. Robert M. Saunders, President.

Rev. Merryweather L. Jones, Treasurer.

Major Jesse Sneed, Secretary.

"The number of subscribers is very respectable, and our prospects of an increase encouraging.”

Extract from the proceedings of a Meeting of the Vestry of Christ Church, Richmond, Va. held 5th July, 1830.

"Whereas the collection taken up in the Church on yesterday, in aid of the funds of the American Colonization Society, was less than the sum estimated as the average expense of transporting one person from the United States to Liberia; and this congregation being willing to contribute, annually, at least enough to pay for the transportation of one person, and it being deemed important, that the Colonization Society should know on what resources they may with certainty rely;

"Resolved, That the Wardens be requested to transmit to the Treasurer of the American Colonization Society, the sum of twenty-five dollars, as the proceeds of the collection taken up in this Church on yesterday, in aid of the funds of that Society.

"Resolved, That hereafter, a collection for the same purpose be annually taken up in this Church, on or about the 4th of July; the whole proceeds of which, shall be promptly remitted to the Treasurer of the Colonization Society. But if it do not produce the sum of twenty-five dollars, the deficiency shall be made up out of the contingent fund, and that sum at least be remitted.

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