Clarkson renounced his connection with the Coloniza¬
tion Society, and published to the whole world his loss
of confidence in it; denouncing it as the handmaid of
slavery and a great persecuting Institution of colored
men. Since that time he has published several pamphlets
upon The "System of Slavery—The prevalence of Caste—
and one Addressed to the Christians of America of all
Denominations. Just previous to his decease he wrote
an article upon the American Union, in its relation to
the continuance of Slavery therein. The manuscript of
this he placed in the hands of George Thompson, Esq.,
to be published after his death.
Thus lived this good old man, his whole life a glori¬
ous adornment of the Holy Faith, which he professed.
And now full of years, full of honors, abundant in good
works even to the last; the time arrived for him to pre¬
pare to die. And in meekness and in faith he was
made ready. On the 26th of September, the messenger
came for him. He laid himself down quietly and sub¬
missively before his God; and after a few utterances,
of his pure and simple faith, and his assured confidence
in the Redeemer, he passed away to the spirit land.
Thus lived and died Thomas Clarkson, the illustrious
friend of Africa and her children. And what a life!
How glorious in its lofty goodness, its pure benevolence,
its destructions of evil, its upbuilding the institutions of
mercy and of love! In looking at it, even amid the
solemnities of the death-chamber, the funeral, and the
grave,—gloominess recedes; and the saying of the
sacred writer occurs—" The path of the just is as the