What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
adjourned adopted Africa agriculture American Colonization Society amount annual meeting Anson G appointed Auxiliary Societies Bassa Cove benevolent Board of Directors Board of Managers Cape Palmas cause Christian churches ciety citizens civilization coast of Africa colonists Colony of Liberia colored commerce Congress Constitution Cresson debt dollars duty effect efforts Elisha Whittlesey emigrants enterprise established Executive Committee expedition expenses favor friends funds Government Governor Gurley hope human hundred important increase influence Institution interest John Joseph Gales Joseph Tracy labor land last annual laws legislature liberal Maryland Maryland Colonization Society McLain ment Mississippi Monrovia motion nations native object officers Ohio ēn tē paid Pennsylvania persons Pinney present prosperity purchase race received Resolved rovia Secretary secure settlements Sierra Leone slave trade subscription success territory thousand tion Treasurer treaty tribes United vessels Virginia Washington York
Page 45 - ... 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 38 - 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 49 - 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 10 - Surgeongeneral, beg leave to report that they have carefully examined the same and...
Page 1 - 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 7 - ... 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 30 - 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 9 - 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 27 - 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 !