and they do yet disavow, that their object is the emancipation of slaves.’1
‘This institution proposes to do good by a single specific course of measures.
Its direct and specific purpose is not the abolition of slavery, or the relief of pauperism, or the extension of commerce and civilization, or the enlargement of science, or the conversion of the heathen.
The single object which its constitution prescribes, and to which all its efforts are necessarily directed, is African
colonization from America
It proposes only to afford facilities for the voluntary emigration of free people of color from this country to the country of their fathers.’2
‘It is no abolition society; it addresses as yet arguments to no master, and disavows with horror the idea of offering temptations to any slave.
It denies the design of attempting emancipation, either partial or general.’3
‘The Colonization Society, as such, have renounced wholly the name and the characteristics of abolitionists.
On this point they have been unjustly and injuriously slandered.
Into their accounts the subject of emancipation does not enter at all.’4
‘From its origin, and throughout the whole period of its existence, it has constantly disclaimed ’