of that most atrocious system—and how affectingly does
the brotherly respect and love, which his letter displays for
the colored people, compare with the slanderous contempt
and abuse of them, trumpeted over the world by the Colo¬
4th. What are the fundamental principles of the two es¬
tablishments ? Those of Sierra Leone, we have seen in
page 60. They are full of benignity to Africa ; not " by
purchase of territory "—or " commercial speculation "—or
"colonial settlement"—but by means of light and law !
Not a word is said to disparage the poor settlers, in Eng¬
land, or to point out Africa to them, as the only refuge from
British insanity, cruelty and pride.
The exclusive object of'the American Colonization Society,
" 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 ef¬
fect this object, in cooperation with the general govern¬
ment, and such of the states as may adopt regulations on
As if " our country" were not the country of the free
people of color, as much as ours ! As if consent, thus obtain¬
ed, under existing circumstances here, could, in general, Be
voluntary ! As if a society, acting in concert with Nicho¬
las, of Russia, in sending the poor Poles to Siberia, could
be just and benignant towards the Poles. As if a heathen
and uncivilized country, could be the place, to which un-
dissembling love would send guiltless and unaccused Ameri¬
can citizens, from a land, so glorious in many respects, as
the United States are!
But I pause, and refer my readers to " Jay's Inquiry,"
thanking God for such a timely and unanswerable exposi¬
tion of the real character and influences of the American
5th. What was the state of the national mind in Great
Britain, compared with America ?
The English loved and cherished strangers, irrespectively
of color—and if oppressed or wronged, they obtained a dou-