A Discourse Before the Young Men's Colonization Society of Pennsylvania: Delivered October 24, 1834, in St. Paul's Church, Philadelphia

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Seite 35 - Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery," etc., issued the following letter: — "AN ADDRESS TO THE PUBLIC. " From the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and the Relief of Free Negroes unla-wfully held in Bondage.
Seite 38 - You have gladdened my heart by convincing me that sanguine as had been my hopes of the happy effects to be produced by your institution, all my anticipations are scanty and cold compared with the reality.
Seite 16 - The true character of the African climate is not well understood in other countries. Its inhabitants are as robust, as healthy, as long lived, to say the least, .as those of any other country. Nothing like an epidemic has ever appeared in this Colony; nor can we learn from the natives, that the calamity of a sweeping sickness ever yet visited this part of the continent. But the change from a temperate to a tropical country is a great one — too great not to affect the health more or less — and...
Seite 23 - 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.
Seite 6 - An act respecting fugitives from justice, and persons escaping from the service of their masters...
Seite 17 - The population is now 1,200,* and is healthy and thriving. The children born in the country are fine looking, and, I presume, can be raised as easily as those of the natives. All the colonists with whom I had any communication (and with nearly the whole I did communicate in person, or by my officers,) expressed their decided wish to remain in their present situation, rather than to return again to- the United States.
Seite 10 - ... brethren in America. So much was I pleased with what I saw, that I observed to the people, should I make a true report, it would hardly be credited in the United States.
Seite 16 - We enjoy health, after a few month's residence in the country, as uniformly, and in as perfect a degree, as we possessed that blessing in our native country. And a distressing scarcity of provisions, or any of the comforts of life, has for the last two years been entirely unknown, even to the poorest persons in this community. On these points there are, and have been, much misconception, and some malicious misrepresentations in the United States.
Seite 17 - ... years of the colony, want of good houses, the great fatigues and dangers of the settlers, their irregular mode of living, and the hardships and discouragements they met with, greatly helped the other causes of sickness, which prevailed to an alarming extent, and was attended with great mortality.
Seite 23 - ... far above those of their Coloured brethren, even the most prosperous of them, that we have seen in the United States. They feel that they have a home. They have no fear of the White Man or the Coloured Man. They have no superiors. They do not look up to others, but they are looked up to by them. Their laws grow out of themselves, and are their own.

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