became his life-long friends and co-workers; and also James Cropper
, of Liverpool
It was doubtless to the last-named gentleman, an active supporter of Wilberforce
in the English
anti-slavery movement, that Lundy
were indebted for a frequent supply of reports and other publications showing the progress of the agitation for West-India emancipation.
They published considerable extracts from these in the Genius
, contrasting the activity of the British
with the apathy of the American
abolitionists, and trying to incite the latter to similar effort.
Special attention was called to the English Ladies
' Anti-Slavery Societies, in the ‘Ladies' Repository,’ which also gave many extracts from Elizabeth Heyrick
's “Letters on the Prompt Extinction
of British Colonial Slavery,” as clear and cogent productions as the same author's pamphlet, “Immediate, not gradual emancipation.”
Colonization was a theme of constant discussion in the pages of the Genius
, fresh from his visit to Hayti, began in the very first number a series of nine articles on that country, describing its climate, soil, and products, and giving the fullest information he could concerning the Haytian government and people.
He evidently took little interest in Liberia
, and, as has been already mentioned, had early expressed his distrust of2
the Colonization Society, because it did not make emancipation a primary object, but was actively supported by3
prominent slaveholders like Clay
, and Bushrod Washington
Hayti was near our own shores, and its Government was ready to give land to all immigrants who would settle upon it, while a few large land-owners offered to pay the cost of transportation of such as