Letters on the Colonization Society: And on Its Probable Results; Under the Following Heads: the Origin of the Society; Increase of the Coloured Population; Manumission of Slaves in this Country; Declarations of Legislatures, and Other Assembled Bodies, in Favour of the Society; Situation of the Colonists at Monrovia, and Other Towns ... Addressed to the Hon. C. F. Mercer ...
Stereotyped by L. Johnson, 1832 - 28 páginas
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Página 21 - Be it Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That our Senators and Representatives in Congress...
Página 6 - The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year 1808, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.
Página 24 - All my expectations in regard to the aspect of things, the health, harmony, order, contentment, industry, and general prosperity of the settlers, were more than realized. There are about two hundred buildings in the town of Monrovia, extending along the Cape Montserado, not far from a mile and a quarter.
Página 31 - Many circumstances at the present moment seem to concur in brightening the prospects of the Society and cherishing the hope that the time will come, when the dreadful calamity which has so long afflicted our country and filled so many with despair, will be gradually removed...
Página 32 - Colony from pirates who infest those seas. The power of the government to afford this aid is not, I believe, contested. I regret that its power to grant pecuniary aid is not equally free from question. On Ihis subject, I have always thought, and still think, that the proposition made by Mr. King, in the Senate, is the most unexceptionable, and the most effective that can be devised.
Página 32 - In contemplating the pecuniary resources needed for the removal of such a number to so great a distance my thoughts & hopes have long been turned to the rich fund presented in the Western lands of the Nation which will soon entirely cease to be under a pledge for another object.
Página 20 - That they view with deep and friendly interest, the exertions of the American Colonization Society, in establishing an Asylum on the coast of Africa, for the free people of colour of the United States: and that the Senators and Representatives in.
Página 9 - Indeed, nothing is more to be wished than that the United States would themselves undertake to make such an establishment on the coast of Africa.