A Discourse Before the Young Men's Colonization Society of Pennsylvania: Delivered October 24, 1834, in St. Paul's Church, Philadelphia. With a Notice of the Proceedings of the Society, and of Their First Expedition of Coloured Emigrants to Found a Colony at Bassa Cove
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Seite 41 - 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 29 - 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 12 - An act respecting fugitives from justice, and persons escaping from the service of their masters...
Seite 24 - Somerset, had established the axiom, that " as soon as any slave sets his foot on English ground, he becomes free," there were many negroes in London who had been brought over by their masters.
Seite 22 - 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...
Seite 22 - 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 28 - Caldwcll is about seven miles from Monrovia, on St. Paul's river, and contains a population of five hundred and sixty agriculturists. The soil is exceedingly fertile, the situation pleasant, and the people satisfied and happy.
Seite 23 - In the early 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 were attended with great mortality. But we look back to those times as to a season of trial long past, and nearly forgotten.
Seite 16 - ... 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.' Among all that I conversed with, I did not find a discontented person, or hear one express a desire to return to America.