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Mr. Nathaniel Ellis, of do.
1 00---47 06 Little River, Morgan Co. Geo. A collection, by the Rev. C. Washburn,
13 50 Louisville, Jefferson Co. Geo From the Union Royal Arch Chapter, for distributing the Scriptures, by the Rev. Pliny Fisk,
20 00 Modisal, Morgan Co. Geo. A collection, by ihe Rev. C. Washburn, 29 43 Marblehead, Ms. From a gentleman, the fee of a reference,
10 00 Marlborough, Ms. Children in a Sabbath school, for the ed. of a heath.
child in Ceylon, to be named SILVESTER F. Bucklix, from respect to
1 00 Milton, N. Y. Contribution by the Rev. L. Parsons,
2 29 Several individuals,
7 50 -9 79 Mount Vernon, N. Y. By the Rev. L. Parsons, from several sources, viz. A contribution,
8 02 Thomas Williams. 85; Davis & Co. $2,
7 00 Isaac Carpenter, 83; R. Richardson, for ihe mission to Jadea, 83, 6 00 Rev. Calvin Bushnell, $: Ezekiel Williams, S2,
51 77 Mount Zion, Hancock Co. Geo. The monthly concert,
40 00 Miss Pierpont, $4 Mrs. Gildersleeve, Si,
3 00 Newburyport, Ms. The Young Ladies' Benef. Soc. for a child to be named SAMUEL SPRING, and educated in the mission family at Brain. erd, by Sarah Holland, Treas.
SO 00 Newport, N. H. A contribution, by the Rev. L. Spaulding, SO 82
The Gentlemen's Assoc. for ed. heathen children, "The Ladies' Assoc. for the same object,
14 60----52 67 Newport, R. I. Collection at the monthly concert in the first Congregational church, by the Rev. Calvin Hitchcock,
8 00 New. Providence, N.Ç. The Benef. Soe. for the For. Miss, School, by T. Dwight, Esq.
SO 00 For other objects,
30 00 -60 00 Nexo York. The Fem. Assoc. for assisting in the ed. of heath. youth, by Miss Mowatt, Treas, remitted by Mr. Sayre,
27 00 A friend, for the mission to Jerusalem, by do.
2 50 From Mr.Curry, and Mr. Sherwood,' by Mrs. C. Dodge,
16 00 Northampton, Ms. (and neighboring lowns.) The For. Niss. Soc. by the flon Josiah Dwight, Esq. "Treas.
167 75 North Stonington, Con. The Newell Miss. Soc. for missions, translating the Seriptures, and aiding schools, by Hannals T. Randall,
20 00 Children in a Sabbath school, in the same place, to purchase premiums to be given to the heathen yonth,
1 00 Otsego, N. Y. From the Rev. Albert North, for the For. Miss. Sehnol, 1 00 Paris, N. Y. From the Rev. Mr. Waters's society, by the Rev. L. Par
sons, as follows, viz. Aaron Simmons, $10; Abel Simmons, S5, 15 00 Zerah Brown, 85; Adam Simmons, $5; Johın Bailey, $5, llenry McNiel, $5; Nathaniel Tompkins, S5, Elnathan Judd, S3; M. Porter, 82; S. Aridington, for trans S2, 7 00 Patrick Campbell, Timothy Hopkins, R. Southworth, Thomas Hammond, Israel Scoville, Jonathan Head, $2 each
12 00 John Stacy, Chester Scofield, S. M. Connell, s. West, Wm.
Simmons, a friend, for translations, Cheney Smith, Josial
900 D. P. Handy, A. Simmons, 30 cts. each; D. Kennedy, 55 cts. 1 55 Several small donations, S1; Louis Munson, $5,
6 00 Contribution at the monthly concert,
6 30 Frog several ladics,
25 87 Contribution in the Presbyterian church,
15 20-122 92 l'aria, N. Y. From Clinton Society, as follows, viz.
Philip Taylor, $20; Russell Clark, 810; Rev. S. Norton, S5, 35 00
10 12 Joel Bristol, G. Benedict, Aaron Kellogg, 83 each,
9 00 S. Gleason, E. Griffin, Mr. Royce, $2 each,
6 00 David Comstock, Noah Clark, Mr. Thompson, S1 cach, Benj. Hiecock, for the western Indians, Sl; smaller donations, $1 79; Geo. Bristol, St; Cash, 83,
6 79 Prunu several ladies,
16 29---16 20
30 71 31 50
Peterborough, (Smithfield,) N. Y. By the Res. L. Parsons, from sev
eral sources, viz.
24 11 Collection in Miss Childs's school, for distributing Testaments among the Jews,
11 0 Daniel Dexter,
1 00--18 12 Philadelphia. Miss Olive Sproat, by R. Ralston, Esq.
12 00 Mrs. Jane Tate,
6 00 An unknown person,
5 00_..23 00 Pittsburgh, Penn. Mr. M. Allen, by R. Ralston, Esq. Prattsburgh, Steuben Co. N. Y. 'Benjamin Bridges, for ed. a child in
the mission-family in Ceylon, to be named JONATHAN EDWARDS BRIDGE, a semi-annual payment,
6 00 Elam Bridges, for educating a child in the same family to be named EDWARD WARREN,
6 00 E. and B Bridges, for the For. Miss. School,
5 00) Pope's Chapel, Oglethorpe Co. Geo. A collection, by the Rev. C. Washburn, 2 94 Richmond, Ver. Fem. Cent Soc. by Fanny Coles, Treas.
12 84 Rochester, Mass. Monthly Concert in the Rev. Mr. Cobb's Soc. by Dea. Haskell,
7 50 Rockingham Cormty, N. H. Char. Soc. by Mr. J. Burley Hill, Treas. viz. for Foreign Missions,
15 53 For the mission lately established among the western Indians, 14 12 For the instruction of Indiau youth in America,
42 70 For the child in Mr. Poor's family, Ceylon, named Israel W. Putnam, 3d payment,
20 S7 For educa. another child under the care of Messrs. Meigs and Poor, name to be given hereafter,
12 00 For ed. a child in Mr. Poor's family, to be called Joey SalisBURY TAPPAN,
12 00--116 72 Rowley, Ms. The Fem. Assoc. in the 20 parish,
9 00 Gentlemen's Association in do.
10 00 From an individual for the Cherokee mission,
2 00 Salem, Ms From a new convert in moderate circunstances, as an acknowledgment of past deficiency,
5 00 The monthly concert in the Taberoacle church,
4 23 Salisbury, N. H. From subscribers, for edu. hea. children, by the Rev. Thomas Worcester,
39 00 Savannah, Geo. Missionary Society, appropriated to the support of Mr. Fisk, while on his present agency,
360 00 The female leathen School Society, for supporting a school in India, to be called the Savannah Schooi., 1st annual payment,
150 00 The female Juvenile Society, for educating a child in India, to be called CAROLINE SMELT,
48 75 Collection in the Baptist church, From Mrs. Stark,
10 00 Stockóridge, N. Y. A contribution by the Stockbridge Indians, under the care of the Rev. John Sargent,
5 88 Strughton, Ms. From collections at the monthly meeting, by
Mi Na. than Drake,
925 Vernon, N. Y. Contribution in the Presbyterian Church, by the Rev.
10 50 Seth Hill S5; Gideon Skinner S3,
10 00 Levi Brunson S"; Smiih Hungertord S2, A. Norton 81, 5 00 dugustus Allen, E. MeEwen, Ira Hills, Daniel Pettibone, 81 each,
4 00 Douations less than a dollar;
3 60---46 49 Vernon, Ohio. The Juvenile New Years' Gift Society, by the Rev. Harvey Coe,
25 00 The Femi. Char. Soc., for the mission at Brainerd,
5 (2) Verona, N. Y. A contribution in the Presbyterian church,
12 63 at concert
7 37 Vienna, Trumbull Co. Ohio. The Fem. Chec. Soc., by the Rev. Har: vey Coe,
10 00 Walpole, N.HI. A contribution, by the Rev. L. Spaulding,
13 2.1 Waynesboro', Ceo. From Stephen's Lodge, for the distribution of the : Scriptures, by the Rev. P. Fisk,
20 00 Dr. S. Harlow, $10 Capt. Jolan "l'hiteb..., $20,
Total. Warehamn, M8. Female Cent Society for John ELLIOT, by Hannah Burgess,
15 00 75 00 Westmoreland, N.
Y. From the following individuals, &c. by the Rev.
Hervey Brigham, Benj. Graves, Mr. Seymour, Asapha Sey.
10 00 3. Micheli, William Squires, 50 cts. each, other small dona. tions, $325,
4 25 The Female Benevolent Society,
6 00 From several ladies,
26 50 Children, $1 52, contributions, $8 50,
9 82-85 57 Wethersfield, Ver. Fem. Char. Soc., remitted by Dea. N. Coolidge, for ed. heath. chil. in America, by Mrs. Tolles,
62 00 Westford, Ver. feni. Hea. School Society, by Rev. Mr. Winslow, 14 00 27 08 Wilkca County, Geo. The Washington Lodge, by the Rev. P. Fisk, tor distributing the Scriptures,
25 00 Mr. Armstrong S2; Mr. Watkins $3; Mrs. W. 1; Mrs. Freeman and Mrs. Ililiyer, 67,
13 00 Windsor, Ver. A contribution by the Rev. Levi Spaulding,
21 37 Williston, Ver. Fem. Hlea. School Soc., by Mr. John Corning, Treas.
8 15 Woodstock, (north parish,) Con. The Newell Soc., by Mrs. Henrietta Child, Treas.
59 99 From an assistant missionary, who had first given up himself for the
service of Christ, and who had male at his own expense all his preparations of clothes and furniture for his journey and residence, a donutiou in mouey of
45 97 Total of donations in April 83,997 50. The following donations for our Western mirsions are gratefully acknowledged; viz. Two boses of clothing from different circles of ladies in Worcester, Mass. A box of clothing from females in Windsor, Con. forwarded by the Rev. Henry A. Rowland. Varivus articles of clothing lion different associations of females in Boston. A box of clothing froin females in Holden, Mass.
DONATIONS TO THE AMERICAN EDUCATION SOCIETY. A friend,
50 Do. by Nathaniel Willis,
5 00 From part of a family in Concord, N. H. saved by abstaining from the use of sugar, S 10 Daniel Lang, Salein,
10 ( female Cent Society, Marblehearl, by Rev. Brown Emerson,
20 50 Monthly concert for prayer, in Chelsea, Con. for Feb. March and April, by Rev. Mr. Mitchell,
47 00 A female of Prospect, Me. in a letter to the Treasurer, Andover, south parish, Moral and Char. Soc. by Rev. Justin Edwards,
20 00 Nortolk dux. Ed. Soc. by. Jesse Wheaton, Treas.
97 00 A friend, by Rev. Samuel Worcester, D. D.
50 Collected by Rev. Mr. Payson, in Rev.Mr. Rockwood's Soc. Lyno, $13 31 Rer. Mr. Braynan's, Rowley, Kev. Dr. Parish's, Byfield, In Topsfield,
18 S2 Rev. Dr. Wadsworth's, in Danvers,
53 93--116 83 Collected in Rev. Mr Miltimore's parish, after a sermon by Rev. Mr. Payson,
21 00 Do. in Rev. Mr. Dodge's parish, in Maverhill, Mass.
38 00 Ladies in Rev. Mr. Millon's Soc. Newburyport,
6 00 Contributed at the first monthly concert for prayer, first parish in Dracut, by Dr. Woods,
10 19 Female Ed. Soc. in Newbury Newtown, Mass. Miss H. Sawyer, Treasuress, Berkshire Aux. Ed. Soc. James W. Robbius, Treas. Contribution in first parish, Bradford, by Ror. Dr. Woods, Do. in the Calvinistic Congregational Soo. in Sandwich, Ms. by the Rev. D. L. Hann, 10 W Sundry individuais in Medford, in consequence of a sermon by Rev. Edward Payson,
by hands of Galen Morse, Monthly concert for prayer, in Keene, N. FI. Rockingham, N. H. Char. Soc. J. Burley Hill, Treas. Fem Soc. of Roston and its Vicinity, Aux. to the Amer. Ed. Society, by hands of is3 Baltele,
o'to be conrinnede
1% 88 36 60 90 00
4 81 79 58
CXXVIII. The Second Annual Report of the American Society for colonizing The Free People of Color of the United S.ates: wiih an Appendix. Washington, (D. C.) Davis & Force. 1819. Pp. 131. TAE design of improving the political, intellectual, and moral condition of the descendants of Africa now residing in our country; of establishing prosperous colonies for their removal; of placing them in the land of their ancestors, and in a climate suited to their constitutions; of securing to them the blessings of civil government, education and Christianity;--and thus making the only practicable reparation for the long continued injuries, which that persecuted continent las experienced from the civilized world;-is one of the noblest, which distinguisli this day of wonders. We have the happiness of believing, that this design is so far matured, and is so cordially cherished, that it will not be abandoned.
We regret, however, that the people in the northern and eastern parts of the United States, particularly men of distinction and influence, appear to take little interest in the subject. Any proposal, which relates to the black population of our country, is supposed to concern the southern people only. This is far, however, from being a just view of the case. That the southern people are more directly and intimately concerned in such a proposal, there can be no doubt. But in every great coinmunity, the u hole must suffer with the sufferings of each part. Ev. ery measure, which tends to remove evils from any part of our nation, will in its consequences prove a benefit to every other pari. Besides, the northern and middle states contain a considerable number of blacks, whose condition might be improved by a removal to Africa, and who might be useful colonists. It becomes every man of a comprehensive mind and enlarged benevolence to extend his views beyond his own circle, or the present generation, and to promote every plan, which, as helias reason to believe, will subserve the great interests of the human race generally, or of any large portion of his fellow creatures.
Let it be made to appear that a benevolent scheme is feasible, and there should at once be an end to all oljertions arising from a narrow policy, and from local attachments or prejudices. We cannot but hope, that the minds of intelligent men are prepared more and more to act upon this liberal scale, and to look beyond the distinctions of party, country, and color.
'The report before us states, that the recent mission to Africa Jeaves no further room to doubt, that a suitable territory, on the coast of that Vol. XV.
continent, may be obtained for the conteinplated colony, at less expense than had been anticipated.' It mentions several encouraging circumstances; assures the public, that free people of color can be obtained for the proposed colony; intimates that the success of the plan will promote the present interests of the whites, as well as the permanent good of emancipated blacks; describes the successful appeal to the citizens of Baltimore, in behalf of the Society; and alludes to the probable need of increased funds to discharge present obligations.
After several observations on the laws of the United States prohibiting the introduction of slaves, and a law of the state of Georgia on the same subject, the Report concludes with the following paragraph:
“That a colory of the free people of color of the United Sates may be planted and pr: tected on the western cost of Africa, at little comparative expense, can no longer be questioned. Should it prosper in its future growth, the extent of the blessing to which that prosperity may lead, as regards the civilization of Africa, the happiness of the tree people of color, and the reduction of the number of slaves in America, no human sagacity can either foresee or compute. It is the duty of man to obey the divine will by laboring to achieve all the good within the compass of his limited capacity, and to trust with humble but zealous confidence, for the success of his efforts in the superintending providence of God.” pp. 17, 18.
About fifty pages of the appendix are occupied with an abstract of the journal of Mr. Mills, written while in Africa. Through the reserve of Mr. Burgess this valuable document is called the journal of Mr. Mills only; but we presume both these agents had a hand in writing it; and Mr. Burgess, after liis return, prepared it for the press,
Tie agents left London, on the 2nd. of February, and on the 7th. sailed from the Downs. On the 12th, of March they saw Cape Verde, and the next day entered the Gambia. The weather was pleasant, the thermometer being at only 68. They anchored at noon against the village of St. Mary's, which promises to become a place of considerable trade. The number of Europeans is about 30, and the population of the village 7 or 800. The military forre is about 100. A company of soldiers went through the manual exercise. They were mostly Africans, above the ordinary stature, well formed and neatly dressed."
•The Gambia is a noble river, and flows through a luxuriant country. The articles of export are ivory, beeswax, and hides.' These articles prove the existence of extensive tracts of rich soil
Où the 16th of March Messrs. M. and B. embarked for Sierra Leone. Among the interesting persons, whom they saw at St. Mary's, was Thomas Joiner, a native African. We copy the following notice of him.
"He was a son of a prince of sime distinction, who lived about six hundred miles up this river. When a by, he was kidnapped and sold in the West Indies. He was after:vards redeemed by an English captain, who knew his father. He was well educated in England, and restored to his country. He is a man of good character and habits, and has acquired property and influence. He has just returned from England, where he left two sons for an education. He says that he shali buv a brig the next year to import his own goods. Will not some of our Americii people of color be fired by this example? They might fit out vessels to trade to this country, which would enable them to ascertain its valuable productions, and to survey parts of the coast. Such an intercourse they would find much to their advantage. This will most naturally lead to settlements in this country.” p. 22.