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Excerpt from Designed to Exhibit the Real Character and Tendency of the American Colonization SocietyWithin the last few years the attention of all parties has been increasingly directed to the subject of Negro Slavery, and the certainty of itsMoreExcerpt from Designed to Exhibit the Real Character and Tendency of the American Colonization SocietyWithin the last few years the attention of all parties has been increasingly directed to the subject of Negro Slavery, and the certainty of its speedy abolition in our colonies has either been cheerfully welcomed, or reluctantly admitted. Those humane persons who commenced their career of benevolence by seeking the amelioration and gradual extinction of slavery, have been so thoroughly convinced of its incorrigible nature and of the claims of the negro, as now to demand nothing short of the total annihilation of the system at the earliest period compatible with the safety of all parties concerned- while those who, a few years since, deprecated the slightest interference with their property and vested rights, and loudly contended that the slaves were contented and happy, now acknowledge that slavery is an evil, and plead not for its perpetuity, but for its gradual termination. Hence, many schemes have been devised, and many ameliorating measures have been discussed, the adoption of which are recommended with a view to the ultimate abolition of Colonial slavery. A somewhat similar movement has been made in the United States- - a slave population, rapidly increasing, and at present amounting to more than two millions, has awakened the fears, if it has not appealed to the justice, of the slave-holders, and the conviction has gradually attained possession of their minds, that the victims of their cupidity cannot long be retained in their present unnatural position with safety to the commonwealth.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.