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his ardor for reform, (an ardor which only expired with
his life) he was full of loyalty and subordination.
HE RESTS WITH JESUS ;
" «LORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST ;
AND ON EARTH,
PEACE, GOOD WILL, TOWARDS MEN."
The preceding history, and the circumstances around
me, force an additional topic upon my attention.
Granville Sharp-has been quoted as a favorer of coloni¬
zation—and even of such colonization, as the Colonization
Society of the United States is now conducting. I know
not whether the Virginia and Maryland colonization plans,
have equally claimed him.
What is the fact ? How shall we get at it ? Where is
our evidence ?
We must seek it, I presume, 1st from the well known
and ruling principles of his mind—2d from his own corre¬
spondence or memoranda, as far as we have access to
them—3d, from a fair comparison between Sierra Leone
and Liberia—4th, by examining together, the fundamental
principles of the two establishments—5th, from an impar¬
tial consideration of the national state of mind, in both
cases—and 6th, from the general character of their most
Let us however understand our terms before we proceed.
By colonizntion, we mean, not such as William Penn's.
The first settlement of Pennsylvania is a colonial oasis—
no more like colonies in general, than the fresh springs of
the desert, are like the burning sands, which surround them.
We mean not missionary establishments, such as adorn the