organized in 1817.
It has two hundred and eighteen auxiliary societies.
The legislatures of four.
teen states have recommended it. Contributions have poured into its treasury from every quarter of the United States
Addresses in its favor have been heard from all our pulpits.
It has been in operation sixteen years. During this period nearly one million human beings have died in slavery: and the number of slaves has increased more than half a million, or in round numbers, 550,000
|The Colonization Society has been busily engaged all this while in conveying the slaves to Africa; in other words, abolishing slavery.
In this very charitable occupation it has carried away of manumitted slaves.||6131|
|Balance against the society||549,387!|
But enough of its abolition tendency.
What has it done for amelioration?
Witness the newly enacted laws of some of the slave states, laws bloody as the code of Draco
, violating the laws of God and the unalienable rights of His children.2
But why talk of amelioration?
Amelioration of what of sin, of crime unutterable, of a system of wrong and outrage horrible in the eye of God!
Why seek to mark the line of a selfish policy, a carnal expediency between the criminality of hell and that repentance and its fruits enjoined of heaven
For the principles and views of the society we