Annual Report of the American Colonization Society, Volumes 16-30 (Google eBook)

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Page 55 - ... and welfare of the United States or any of them, nor emit bills, nor borrow money on the credit of the United States, nor appropriate money, nor agree upon the number of vessels of war to be built or purchased, or the number of land or sea forces to be raised, nor appoint a Commander in Chief of the army or navy, unless nine States assent to the same...
Page 52 - ... is hereby annulled. ART. XXXIII. A majority of the members of each branch of the general court shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but a less number may adjourn from day to day, and compel the attendance of absent members.
Page 48 - He would therefore move to strike out all after the word " resolved," and insert the following : That this congress expresses its preference for the system known as the family system, in conducting juvenile reformatories.
Page 59 - The object to -which its attention is to be exclusively directed, is to promote and execute a plan for colonizing (with their consent) the free People of Colour residing in our country, in Africa, or such other place as Congress shall deem most expedient. And the Society shall act, to effect this object, in cooperation with the General Government, and such of the States as may adopt regulations upon the subject.
Page 72 - Surgeongeneral, beg leave to report that they have carefully examined the same and...
Page 21 - Some shelter and food would be necessary for them there as soon as landed, let their subsequent disposition be what it might. Should they be landed without such provision having been previously made, they might perish. It was supposed, by the authority given to the Executive to appoint agents residing on that coast, that they should provide such shelter and food, and perform the other beneficent and charitable offices contemplated by the act. The coast of Africa having been little explored, and no...
Page 17 - ... of deceased persons who have been citizens thereof, and illustrious for their historic renown or from distinguished civic or military services, such as each state shall determine to be worthy of this national commemoration...
Page 40 - Oh ! ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never loved a tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away. I never nursed a dear gazelle, To glad me with its soft black eye. But when it came to know me well, And love me, it was sure to die...
Page 19 - If the experiment in its remote consequences should ultimately tend to the diffusion of similar blessings through those vast regions and unnumbered tribes, yet obscured in primeval darkness ; reclaim the rude wanderer from a life of wretchedness to civilization and humanity ; and convert the blind idolater from gross and abject...
Page 37 - Fair, laurell'd spirits seem'd to soar, Who thus in song their voices blended : " Shine, shine for ever, glorious Flame, " Divinest gift of Gods to men ! " From GREECE thy earliest splendour came, " To GREECE thy ray returns again. " Take, Freedom, take thy radiant round, " When dimm'd, revive, when lost, return, " Till not a shrine through earth be found, " On which thy glories shall not burn !

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