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? THE PARTING OF BUMMER. WY MRS. MKMANS. TKouVt bearing heme thy ros<?, Glad Summer; tare (Uee vvel I ! Tiiou'rt singing thy las! melodies in every wood ami del I : But in (lie golden an.-- I Of thy Ijist lin^eiing Oh! Icll me oVr tins ?.iie<|>i?*rod earth How hast thou past a\\.i) ? . firightly, sweet Simmer! bri-htlj Tlune hours have il j itny To th-joyous ends ot tue woodland boughs? The r:irisers of the sky : Anil brightly -n the forests To the wild bounding fiee ; And brigh'ly undst the garden (lowers, To the happy, murmuring bee. But how to human bosoms, With all (heir hopes and f.*ars ; And thoughts that make them ca^le wings To pierce the unborn ) ears ; Sweet Summer! to the captive Thou hast flown in burning dreams Of the woods, with ail thrir hopes and leaves, And the blue rejoicing streams ; To (he wasted and the weary, On the bed ol si.-kni-ss bound j In sweet delicious fantasies, That changed with every sound ; To the sailor on 'he billows, In longings wild and vain For the gushing founts and breezy hills, And the homes ol eatth again. And unto me, s;Ia'l Sum n-r! How has! thou llo.vn to ine ? My chainless footsteps ua <ghl have kept i'lOUl haunts of ?o:i^ and glee. Thou ha?t flown iu way waul virions, It? memories of the l)-?ad? In shadows Irom a troublt-d lieait, O'er a sunny pathway sh- d ; I? brief and sudd't) strivings To ilight a w ei?111 a-iit! -: 'Midst these thy iiiehxlie? have ceased, And all thy roses died i But oh! thou gentle Sunrr.ei! If I greet thy flowers once more, Brin me again thy buo.ancy, Wherewith toy soul should soar! Give me to h il thy ?unshine With song and spirit IVee ; Or in a pu^er laud than this May our next meeting be ! MI S C ! ?: L L A \ Y . [From the L'ld'/s Book fjr September.] A REVERIE. I shall noi ask Jean Jaques Roseau, If birds confabulate or no."?Gay. I happened one day to call nt the house of a friend who resides in a pleasant part of our city. Every thing in and ubout the dwelling gave signs of wealth and taste. In the drawing room, which was spacious, there were sofas, ottomans, lamps, mirrors, paintings, books, musical instruments, and in short, every tiling which an elegant lady could desire to adorn an elligant room. Fatigued with my walk, and learning that the lady was not at home, I threw myself on one of the soft ottomans, and closing my eyes, was soon passing into a most comfortable drowsiness?tfie half-sleeping, half-waking condition when one en joys the full luxury of sleep without its oblivion. In this slate the sense of hearing is most acute. Presently a low murmuring sound reached inv car; I listened, and it became articulate. Judge of my surprise when I discovered that it proceed ed from the beautiful furniture I had just be n admiring '. 'Dear me,' exclaimed the book-case, 'how tired I am of standing ! Lti m" see?il must be nv much as three years sinee 1 was posted up here. W inter and summer. night and day, have I been obliged to keep myself bull up-ight: I declare 1 don't think I can stand it much longer.' 'You had better grumble. .Mr. Secretary,'said the carpet, 'I wonder how vou would lik<j to lie Hat on the floor all your life* time, as I do?and every body trample you under foot too ! Here I lie at the mercy of every one, and it's little mer cy I get. I suppose you won't believe it friend Secretary, but I was young and handsome once : though there's precious little of mv beauty left. I am trampled on from sunrise to sunset, besides getting a regular scratch every morning from Het ty's. broom. Yet I bear it all in silence, and no one ever heard me complain before, nor would you now, only I heard my mistress say something this morning about p:itti >g ine into the nursery, and getting another in my place. So goes the world?old friends for new ! And I am logo into the nursery ! Well, if f g;*t amongst my little masters and misses, shall soon be torn to pieces. I have borne all sorts of weight in ;nv day, but now for the first tiinI feel the weight of mis fortune.' * 'Well,' returned the book-case, with a loftv air, '1 begin to think it is d?eiraWle to hnve a standi )g in society. I have always been looked up to, at any rate.; and, ' though I say it who should not say it,' very lew folks have more book learning.' 'Who cares for your book learning ?' cried the centre table. 'I've got here in my lap all the book" that mv ladv wants to read. The last London Ann i d, llulwer's last, and Marryal's last, and a sketch book. a:i I scrap h.iok," an I portfolio of dr awings, and so nobody \s poems?all dressed out like dolls. As for my maMcr he reads h;s ledger, and the newspaper I'll tell you what, Mr. Secretary, though you carry your head so high, you are not thought much of. But vou can't help seeing that my mistress sets a great ileal by ine. and leans upon me very much.' 'You had better boast of our la ly's friendship.' cried the grate, with, a face as retl as (ire; you m v depend upon it I am the warmest friend she h is in the world, and a givo' comfort I've been to her anil inv master these long winterevetiings. Many's the time, as you ktMW very well, when they have pushed vou away, an I turned their backs upon you?drawing up to me in the most affectionate manner.' ?If you never <r..t ;t push,' cried the table, 'I be lieve you sometimes <r<;t a pake.' Al ibi* home thrust the grate looked rather black. The rug had bm-n lying before the lire very quietly, but hearing n neighbor attacked, seemed to think it time (o put in a word. 'The grate and I have been warm friends,''it said, 'this many a day, and I am always sorry for its hard knocks?especially as I generally get a peppering myself, and sometimes a singeing too.' 'I.i! ehild,' said the he irlli brush, 'you need'nt fret about the peppering:?don't I always brush >uu off as clean as a whistle !' *U yes, and leave the marks of your smutty fingers instead.' Now the rug was a neat little body, very enmee , of a line plush dress and much annoyed at living in such a dirty neighborhood. ?You complain of the dirt, do you . cried the tongs; 'now just look at my face! why they send inc head-formost into the coal-hod every i 1V '' ?Never mind,' said the astral lamp, 'you was made for a collier /' , ,, 'And pray what was you made lor, malapert. returned the other. ?I am a philosopher,' replied the lamp, '1 throw light on every subject that is brought helore me. When my master sits down of an evening to read his papers, ho never pretends to see into the writer's meaning without bringing the matter to me. While lie is at reading, my lady i? sewing for her family ; she will tell you how much lighten her labots.' , 'It appears to ma,'said the lootstooU 'that a little more modesty would be becoming. 'Modesty !' cried the lamp in some heat,'who dears to insinuate any thing against my modesty, when I never appeared in company without a\ei . although those who have seen me can testily that it conceals a face which would d .awle every be holder. And now, an insignificant cricket, whose standing is so inferior to mine, whom every body j looks down upon, and treads beneath their leet, pre j sume? to accuse me ot a want of modesty . Peace !' said .? soft rich voice in a distant cor ner of the room; it was the. harp. 'Peace! I prav von : whv disturb our harmony by these notes of discord ? I was dreaming over the sweet song which my lady drew from me this morning. lis soft airs still breathe through my soul. Hei touch sent a thrill of delight over mv frame, and mv heart-strings still vibrate at the remembrance. Yo ir angry words grate upon my ear, and make harsh discord.' ?Yes, and you disturbed me too,' squeaked a violin; 'I was thinking over Yankee Doodle!' A large pierg'ass that had been quietly ' e fleet in g on all that had passed, now thoughtproperto assert its claims to distinction. 'My friends,' ii said, '1 perceive that you all have a ver?- good opinion of yourselevs, and each seems to think itself <y more consequence than the rest. Now I don't wish to presume too far, but it's my candid opin ion that our ladv would give you all up sooner than she would me. I really think she is on more intimate terms with ine than any body else in the world. I am her privy councellor in every thing pertaining to J Sic toilet. She consults nv about the set of every dress, the style of her luits and caps, die color of'her ribbons, and the arrange ment of her hair. She knows I am always candid ; I tell * the truth, the whole truth, an notli ng but the truth.' This is more than slv can say of any other friend. If her cap, or tin color of her dress is not becoming, I tell her so. and she gives up to my opinion at once. She never goes out of the house without eonsultini ine. I receive a great deal of notice too, Iron I the ladies who visit inv mistress; they always consult me about their dress, and seem to ha< ; as much respect for my opinion as she does. Uately my* lady seems to like me better than ex er. For night before last, when she returned from a ball, she came to ask me if her dress was in good order. While she was standing before me, her husband came along behind her, and pointing to mv lace he said, with a smile of tenderness, 'that i was the finest face in the ball-room. Delighted with this compliment, I exhibited a countenanc all radiant with smiles and blushes. Since that, my ladv never passes, this way without casting a look of great complacency on me.' 'Proud peat !' exclaimed the rocking chair, throwing itself back in huge disdain, ' was there ever such a prat i 'g fool? But every body know vou are a flat. You have done nothing all th days of you life, but minister to the vanity of tin world; .'and now I perceive that you are full o the same quality yourself. Just consider ho'* much more useful I am. When my lady is 11 tjir.rc 1?tiled of you and every one else?sh< cmnes u> me; I take bet in my arms, and rock hei by the hour together. Hut she springs out of my lap the moment her husband comes in.'? I know not how much longer this gasconade would have continued, but justthen the door open ed. and the ladv of the house entered; uiiich had the effect to wake me, and put every thing else f. sleep. It is said that nine hundred and seventy-eight nf the factory girls in Lowell, have over one hundred thousand dollars deposited in the Savings liank in that city. Persevere.?If a seaman should be put about every lime lie encounters a head wind, he would never make a voyage. So he who permits him self to he bafHed by adverse circumstances will never make the voyage o life. A sailor list every wind to propel ; so should the young ma. learn to trim his sails and guide his bark, that every adverse gale should (ill its bellying canvas j and send it forward on its onward course. arc >m>no la'ing Doctor.? k physician ad ? vertisi'd that at the request of his friends he had removed near the church-yard, and trusted that his removal would accommodate many of his patients. /*,, t>>?It was observed of a philosopher who was drowned in the Red sea, " that his taste would he suited, for he was a man of deep thinking, and all ways liked to go to the bottom." Introduction.?A conceited fellow introducing his f.iend into company, said " gentleman I as sure vou, he is not so great a fool as he seems." The gentleman immediately replied, "therein con sists "the difference between me and my friend." Use of Falsehood.?A jury who were directed to bring in a prisoner guilt}/, upon his own con fession and plea, returned a verdict of not guilty and offered as a reason, that they knew the fel low to be so great a liar they did not believe him. Fashion.?" Why in such a hurry." said a man to an acquaintance ? " Sir," said the man. "I have bought a new, bonnet for my wife, and fear the fashion may cliangc before I get /nwt" Spectacles.?A fellow applied to an optician for a pair of spectacles, and after having tried se veral, said he could not read with them. "Could you ever read ?'' inquired the optician. "No, said the fellow, " If 1 could, do you think me so great an ass as to wish to'wear glasses.' .In Irishman s Answer.?An Irish counsellor being questioned by a judge, to know for whom lie was concerned, replied, "I am concerned for the plaintiff, but unemployed by the defendant." notices op new works. "An Inquiry into the Condition and Prospects of tiik African Hack in the United States."-?44 By an American."?This book is cha racterised by iis independence of thought, its honesty of inquiry, its fertility of suggestion, its freedom from sectional prejudice The advocate of a sys tem of involuiiUu'v servitude will find in it sentiments to which he can by no means subscribe, while t!je Abolitionist will find many more to which he \viU take strong exception; but both may ponder with profit to themselves, and possible advantage to others, the facts it discloses, the lessons it conveys. No one thoroughly imbued with its spirit, will rush to extremes, either in the blind expedients of proposed amelioration, or the rash measures of vin dictive uedress. We quote, at this time, a few pages?without adopting all the sentiments they convey?affecting the return of the African to the land of his fathers. But there is a better prospect for the slave in the land of his fathers. Tropical Atrjca appears to be the home destined by the Creator for the negro, and has been the residence of his race, from time immemoral. There is room enough even in the vicinity of the coast of Upper Guinea for all the black population of the Union; as but a very small part of its luxuriant soil has been brought under cultivation. There the negro can stand crect in his manhood, and, in the lace of his brother, behold only an equal. No master has p:>wer to task him, or make him feel continually a conscious ness of bitter degradation. He may there assert the rights and dignity of a freeman, and cultivate the faculties which God has given him. If he has enterprize, there is a sufficient field for its exercise in the unknown regions of his father-laud. If he has learned any thing valuable, in his state of vassalage, he can there turn it to his o^rn advantage. If he is capable of exciting an influence upon Africa in favor of Colonization and Christianity, she needs it all. His religion, his character, his intellect, are here thrown into the shade, by his white superiors ; there they may be exerted for his own benefit, and the improvement of his benighted countrymen. Here, in the most favorable circumstances, he obtains but a partial reward for his labor?he is surrounded by an inflnence which neutralizes his utmost exer tions?there, he has to compete only with equals, and may obtain a reward hounded only y live limits of his industry, his enterprize, and skill. His Muployinents here are the same which will be in request there. Here he cultivates the eatth, and another enjoys the harvest. There he may survey his cotton or cane-field with a conscious pride of feeling that the fruits of his toil are all his own. The products of his country will find a ready market, and he may even come in competition with his old master in producing the staple articles of commerce. Even-now the coffee of Liberia is in demand through the Union. Her cotton, sugar, and rice ate of the best quality, >aud there is no question but she may cultivate all the productions of the ironies, including the teas, the spices, the dyeing vegetables, and the drugs of India. Qf the finest fruits she lias a profusion almost without cultivation* equal to any other section of the globe. But, it will be answered, the climatc of tropical Africa is unhealthy for emigrants. This is undoubtedly true. It is a well known fact that emi grants from a northern to a southern climate, or from an old settled to a new country, must go through a process of acclimation, in which more or less die. This is abundantly evident, from the progress of population in our own country. But from impressions on my own mind, without reference to tabular statements, I am decidedly of opinion that the colored emigrants to Liberia have enjoyed greater immunity from fatal diseases than emigrants mm one part of our own estmtrv to another. The moitality among tlietn has been incomparably less than among the first settlers of Plymouth or Jamestown : and I doubt not a less proportion of American emigrants die in Liberia, than of slaves who are carried from the northern slave states to the southern, or of white emigrants from the eastern states to the western ?ountry. Those who doubt the correctness of this statement are invited to urnish the facts, and give, in tabular form, the data from which a compari son may be made. It is, if I mistake noi, generally admitted that Liberia is a very healthy country .for the natives, and as much so at least as tropical climates generally to foreign residents of temperate habits. \ large majority of the whites who have gone there, and resided more than a year in the service of the Colonization Society, have survived, although many of them were from the northern states of this country. A number of these were in this country during the last year, and their evidence on the subject is entirely worthy of credit. But so important a point as health ful iess of the climate should be duly weighed in connexion with the remo val of a numerous population ; and whoever, on either side, should make vnnton misstatements on this subject to favor the designs of a party, can be looki'd upon in no other light than a trifler with human existence. D.?es not America owe it to Africa, to send back her children, and their descendants. Wc have used them as servants for nearly two centuries, and have made them no equivalent. If they have become wiser, It has been ac cidental, not a positive gift. They have engrafted some of our worst vices on their own. Our forefathers were among the first who engaged in the horrible traffic of slaves, and were thus guilty, in a great measure, of exci ting those murderous wars, which have torn and scourged that unhappy ountry for ages. We may pay the debt in part by returning those over which we have control; by placing them in happier circumstance", and ma -ting the settlements a barrier to the coast trade in slaves. And as the whole lation is guilty in this matter, and as the whole, also, has been profited by he toil of the slave, his redemption and welfare becomes an object of na ional importance Not uiitil the nation becomes interested in the subject, ill the work be accomplished. It is too vast, too burdensome, to be el ected by an individual, a society, or a state. And the resources of the ?ountry are equal to the mighty enterprize. Has not God been our bene factor to put into our hands the means of paying this enormous debt. He has given us peace (with very slight intermissions) from the commencement of our national existence, and multiplied our riches without measure. The whole period of fifty years, lias been one scarcely interrupted scene of on ward, onward increase and prosperity, heretofore unknown in the annah of the world. Our population has quadrupled, our means increased a hundred fold. I cannot review this scene of progressive welfare without a convie i non that God intends a great offering shall be made, to remove from our midst an entire people, by whose burdens this great accumulation has in part, been produced. We stand in relation to the Africans, as the Egypt ians stood to Israel; and assure as the latter were liberated, so surely must these be released. It is needless to go into the evidences of this coming ?vent. They are distinctly perceptible to every Christian, and philanthro pists, and patriot. The great question is, shall we come forward as a peo de. and make the time? and mode of their discharge a great thank offering, becoming the magnanimity of a nation whi,ch is above the fear of an outward f e; or shall we gra?p the possession, as the lion grasps the lamb, until the lecree for emancipation shall be executed after suffering all the pleagues of Egypt. And the real philanthropists is equally confident of the ultimate redemption of the slave, and the necessity of sending him home to Africa. He must needs go hack, not only for his own welfare, but for enlightening his countrymen. The day is dawning, in which Ethiopia is to be civilized ind Christianized! And although ibis undertakingappears so vast, and apparently unattainable, its difficulties will gradually disappear when the work is commenced in earnest. When this shall be done, there will be less want of means than of willingness to apply them. Tlie resources of the nation are annually ac cumulating far beyond what would be required for this object, by the most ardent and active interest in its accomplishment. We huvo presented the singular spectacle of a nation, receiving more revenue than it knew what to do with ; and with prudence and integrity in the national councils, such a period is before us again. The very operation of our present national sys tem and laws, will produce such a result continually, while we have wisdom to keep in peace with the nations. Either of two items of the na tional revenue, that from the customs or the publiclands, would be sufficient to e lect this great work in a progre>sive manner. Will this application, so equal, so little burdensome, so just, and for the accomplishment of so import ant and object, be denied? And will not the nation demand that the navy be enlisted in and devpted to this great work? The ships of war, which are now decaying in the harbors, and the gallant men who are rusticating on shore for want of employment on the ocean, should be engaged in this business, greatly to reduce the expense, and to benefit the service. By the agency of this single power, as many might be transported (at the least ex pense) as could be advantageously settled in Africa for some years to come. And it would be a spectacle worthy of our infant but euergetic Union, to see the ocean covered with American vessels, as transports and convoys, carrying back to their father-land, that portion of our population which is ex tensively regarded by some of the most enlightened nations as a dark spot upon our national character. The songs of a nation redeemed, swelling over the ocean, would be re-echoed with great joy, by all human intelligence. Such a spectacle would show to the admiration of the world, that the boasted motto of our statesmen and ambassadors?"equal and exact justice to all men"?is not an unmeaning or false declaration, and would elevate us in the estimation of the wise and good, more than the gaining of a hundred battles, or the exhibition of Roman valor. By engaging in this enterprize on a scale suited to its magnitude, treaties would bo entered into with native tribes, and cessions of territory required, by which we should check and assist to extinguish the merciless slave-trade ; a work in which our government lias but slightly co-nperatcd, from motives of national policy, on whcih I need not animadvert. With the reputation and the resources of the nation to sustain it, this undertaking should not be carried on in a parsimonious manner. The negro should not be sent empty away. The destitute should be provided with homes, and every family a lot in proportion to its numbers, that they might in reality sit under their own vine and fig tree. The accomplishment of this enterprise, or even its vigorous commence ment, would form an era in the history of Africa, and its influence could not be otherwise than salutary. These ransomed servants would carry the Bible and the Christian ministry along with them, and churches and schools would be established in all their borders. It would be aland of Goshen, not like that of old"; but the light in their dwellings would shine afar, and illuminate the gross darkness of that mighty continent. The news of their coming would be spread abroad J and barbarian kings from the vast interior would send messengers to holilf " palaver" with the Christian foreigners. Their example might tench thtse rude nations, that the arts of peace were prefera ble to the horrors of war. With wise governor- and counsellora to mould the infant state ; with a sufficient number of workmen in the crsefol arts; with the blessings of Christianity and civilization ; it would possess advan tages, which few incipient colonies over enjoyed. By its industry, and en tcrprize, in developing its agricultural resources, this infant nation wonld repay in a few generations all the burdens imposed by its establishment in its contributions to American commerce. To those who shrink from the contemplation of this project the par chase and transportation of the slaves?in view of the expense, let me sug gest a reflection for my countrymen on the objects for which enormous sums of money arc now expended by the nation. I will instance only one, the Florida war. It is painful to rcflect upon the insatiability of a false national honor. The sum which has been expended, estimated at $20,000, 000, in combating a handful of Indians without subduing them, would pur chase a territory in Africa large enough for all the black population in the Union, and build them houses to live in ; or a thousandth part of it wonld have secured the friendship of these savages, instead of making them in veterate enemies. , But the national honor was said to be in jeopardy ; and to sustain this, the people have as yet quietly submitted to this enormous expense. But if national renown has any connexion with the prodigal expenditure of money, we shall have a niche in the temple of glory. Future history will secure us the undying fame of putting forth the energies of a mighty nation against fifteen hundred rude barbarians, and killing them at an expense of fifty thousand dollars per head. Fifty odd millions more will extinguish the tribe, unless, as in mercantile a flairs, the capitation value should be increas ed as the number is lessened. But even if the recent projeot of building a wall of living mtn across the peninsula, to repress their incursions, should succeed, and no more millions be demanded at present?the glory of the past is at least secure, and we may be assured that posterity will do us justice. I regret to mar tl.e joy of this prospective fame, by suggesting that the price of killing one Indian would have given a new and happier life to a hundred negroes. But Indians and negroes are very different men, and national honor and national benevolence are at present far from being convertible terms. Anecdote of an African Preacher.?Theie lived in his immediate vicinity a respectable man, who had become interested on thp subject ol religion, and who had begun with some earnestness to search the scriptures. He had read but a few chapters, when he became greatly perplexed with some of those passages which an inspired apostle has declared to be " hard to be understood." In this state of mind he repaired to our preacher for instruction and help, and found him at noon, on a sultry day in summer, laboriously engaged hoeing his corn. As the man approached, the preacher with patriarchal simplicity leant upon the handle of his hoe, and listened to his story. 44 Uncle Jack." said he, '-I have discovered lately that I am a great sinner, and 1 commenced reading the Bible, that I may learn what I must do to be saved. But I have met with a passage here," holding up his Bible, " which 1 know not what to do with. It is this: 'God will have mercy upon whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.' What does this mean? A short pause intervened, and the old African re plied as follows: "Master, if I have been rightly informed, it has not been but a day or two since you began to read the Bible, and, if I remem ber rightly, that passage you have mentioned is away yonder in Romans. Long before you get to that, at the very beginning of the gospel it is said, 'Rrpent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.' Now, have you done that ? The truth is. you have read entirely too fast. You must begin again, and take things as God has been pleased to place them. When you have done all that you are told to do in Matthew, come and talk about Romans." Having thus answered, the old preacher resumed his work, and left the man to his own reflections. Who does not admire the simplicity and good sense which characterized this reply ? Could the most learned polemic more effectually have met and disposed of such a difficulty 1 The gentleman particularly interested in this incident, gave me an account of it with his own lips. He still lives, and will in all probability see this state ment of it. Most readily will he testify to its strict accuracy; and most joyfully will he now say, as he said to me then, "It convinced me most fully of the mis take into which I had fallen. I took the old mat's advice ; I soon saw its propriety and wisdom, and hope to bless God for ever sending me to him." Natchez, June G, 1839. At a meeting of the Mississippi State Colonization Society, held this day itrthe Methodist church, the Rev. William Winans (the President being absent) the senior Vice-President was called to the chair, and Tho mas McDannold (the secretary being absent) was appointed Secretary. The meeting having been opened by prayer, and its object stated, the President called on the Rev. Mr. Gurley, Secretary and General Agent of the American Colonization Society, to address the Society, who, after bar ing read the Constitution of the "American Colonization Society, gave a lucid exposition of the objects, condition, discouragements, and prospects ol the Society of which he is agent; and concluded by an eloquent appeal to the judgment, patriotism, and benevolence of the Irieuds of the cause. Alter which, resolutions touching the relations hereafter to exist between this society and the American Colonization Society were offered by Dr. John Ker, and were under discussion when the society adjourned, to meet F?iday Mormno, June 7,1839. The society met according to adjournment, the Rev. William Winans in the chair, and, after being opened by prayer, the resolutions under dis cussion yesterday were called up; and after a free and full discussion, and some amendments, they, together with the preamble, were adopted. They ate in the following words, to wit: Wh. reus this society cannot consistently with the existing constitution adopt any change therein, except at an annual meeting; and whereas we believe it to be of the greatest importance to preserve union among the friends of the cause, and to adopt the most eliectual measures 'o prevent conflict ion of views or collision in action, this society deem it proper to express I heir sentiments in the following resolutions, viz: 1. Resolved, That this society consider the Ameiican Colonization Society as, in eve ly way, entiled to our respect and veneration as it* parent institution, and that in any separate action on our ?<art, we have nevtr contemplated or designed an entirely inde pendent position. ^ 2. Resolved, 1 hat we highly approve of the design of the other friends of the cause of Colonization, to establish bonds of union and harmony of action both here and in Africa; and that, to this et d, we recommend to the ri*-xt annual meeting of this society the adoption of the recently amended constitution of the American Colonization Society and he adaptation of our constitution to said constitution, provided the following pro positions or articles shall be considered as compatible therewith, and as such shall he ap proved of by the parent society, viz: 1st. The Mississippi State Colonization Society re serves to itself the right of appointing its own agent for their colony founded in Africa, and to clothe him with such authority ai.d power as may be necessary lo the fulfilment ot his duty, provided such authority and power be not inconsistent with the order of laws and form of government adopted by the American Colonization Society for Liberia and, secondly, of having its teiritory extended to not less than tlnrly-five miles of cui - Urinous sea-coast. ' Alter v\ hich a motion was made by Mr. Forshey to appoint a committee of three to draft anew constitution in conformity with the constitution oj the American Colonization Society, and to report the same to the next annual meeting of the society for adoption. The chairman appointed Dr. rr,'. ' " E'ake, and Rev. S. G. Winchester, said committee. The following r? solutions w ere then offered by the Rev. S. G. Win chester : Resolved, lhat this society is deeply impiesscd with the mngniludo and benevolence << ? American Colonization Society, in its relations both td the United States and to Africa, and deem this scheme worthy of the generous and persevering support of the citizens of this State. Resolved; lhat the scheme of African colonization commends itself to our judgment and regards, as adapted lo unite the friends of benevolence and religion throughout the whole country in endeavors entirely unexceptionable, to confer on Africa the blessings of knowledge, civilization, and Christianity. ' Resolv'd, 'I hat, in tl.e judgment of this society, the people of the Southern Slates of thi? L nioti are beyond ;my otli?T people cn'iusted by Provit'ence with the means of con ferring on Africa the nboveinentioned blessings; and as a christian, patriotic, and bene volent people, they are urged by the most weighty considerations to assist the free color ed | filation of this country in founding and extending republican and christian com monwealths on her shores. Resolved. 'J lia' the plan of securing for this rause throughout the Union twenty thou sand subscriptions of ten dollars each annually for ten years, is entirely approved by this society, and is earnestly recommended to the consideration of our fellow-citisens of this State. Resolved, That, in reliance on Divine Providence, and in hope of the co-operation of the citizens of this Stale, this society will attempt, as soon as possible, the orraniaation of a Colonization Society in each county of the State, auxiliary to this society Resolved, That the Executive Committee of this society be authorized to employ a suitable agent, and to take such other steps as may be neccssary to carry into effect the fifth resolution. The meeting then adjourned.'