The new republic

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Massachusetts Sabbath School Society, 1850 - Biography & Autobiography - 252 pages

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Page 126 - How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
Page 233 - Therefore, in the name of humanity, and virtue and religion — in the name of the Great God, our common Creator, and our common Judge, we appeal to the nations of Christendom, and earnestly and respectfully ask of them, that they will regard us with the sympathy and friendly consideration, to which the peculiarities of our condition entitle us, and to extend to us that comity which marks the friendly intercourse of civilized and independent communities.
Page 230 - Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth. Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
Page 15 - 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 color 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 co-operation with the general government and such of the States as may adopt regulations on the subject.
Page 15 - Society shall be called the American Society for colonizing the free people of color of the United States.
Page 222 - So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, (and) he that smootheth (with) the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It (is) ready for the soldering: and he fastened it with nails, (that) it should not be moved.
Page 18 - With torrid fire beneath eternal snow: From Nubian hills, that hail the dawning day, To Guinea's coast, where evening fades away, Regions immense, unsearchable, unknown, Bask in the splendour of the solar zone ; A world of wonders, — where creation seems No more the works of Nature, but her dreams...
Page 98 - States, as may be delivered to the marshal of the district into which they are brought; "and to appoint a proper person or persons residing upon the coast of Africa, as agent or agents for receiving the negroes, mulattoes, or persons of color, delivered from on board vessels seized in the prosecution of the slave trade by commanders of the United States armed vessels.
Page 231 - We the people of the Republic of Liberia were originally the inhabitants of the United States of North America. In some parts of that country, we were debarred by law from all the rights and privileges of men - in other parts, public sentiment, more powerful than law, frowned us down. We were every where shut out from all civil office.
Page 68 - Peter, their princes and headmen on the one part, and Captain Robert Stockton and Dr. Eli Ayres on the other, witnesseth : that whereas certain persons, citizens of the United States of America, are desirous of establishing themselves on the western coast of Africa, and have invested Captain Robert Stockton and Eli Ayres with full powers to treat with and purchase from us (here follows a description of the land), we, being fully convinced of the pacific and just views of said citizens, and being...

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