AFRICA AND AMERICA.
freedom and our race. During the last few years he
kept up a continual correspondence with Anti-Slavery
men; interested himself in all measures tending to the
improvement of the African race; and published several
valuable treatises upon the subject, and especially in
relation to its bearing on this country. And here I
may remark that there are some peculiar reasons why
we, children of Africa in this land, should in a peculiar
manner, and for peculiar reasons, cherish the honored
name of Clarkson. Our illustrious friend felt an ex¬
ceeding interest in the cause of the colored race in this
land, both bond and free. I have already called Mr.
Clarkson a Philanthropist. And so he was, in the best,
noblest sense, of that comprehensive and extensive
word. His philanthropy was commensurate with the
Christianity he professed. It took in all the world.
" Not circumscribed by state lines or geographical
bounds; he had an open ear and a sympathetic heart
for the poor slave in southern fields, and the marked,
proscribed, ym'-colored men suffering at the north,
under the murderous system of caste." During the
latter part of his life, Mr. Clarkson paid very consid¬
erable attention to the rights, interests, and condition
of the colored race, in this land. The first manifesta¬
tion of this interest was given in relation to the cause
of Colonization. After a close and accurate investiga¬
tion of this scheme, in the grounds of its origin, in the
purposes it proclaimed, in the objects it aimed at, and
in the means employed for its furtherance; with a dis¬
criminating judgment exercised upon the same, Mr.