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" AVe hold these fiiifhs to be selF-evident: that all men iue created equal, nnd endowed by theii- Cieator with certain
inalienable rights; that among tlieaeare life, libeity, and the pursuit of Iia|)|)iness.—Ptdffrf7??(/?1 cnt moment. As mintistcrs
Lad intimated their intention of preparing some
measure on this subject, he thouglit tliat the Hon.
member could not do any thing more advantage-
ous to the question itself than to postiionc his n)o-
tion, until he lieard what were tlie plans his ma-
jesty's nnulsters had in contemplation.

.Mr. r. Bu.xton said that no gentleman was
more conscious than himself, that it would be far
better tlial this great question should be tiiken up
by tl»e gcjvcrntnent than by ariy individual mem-
ber of lliat houai', uad he was re;.dy on the pre-
fc;rit moment to postpone his motion upon two
conditions, — 1st, tliat nJui^rtcrs would be prepar-
"' r :•■-■' ■ ■ )r Uie entire and immediate ex-
''■' '■; ^nd 2rl, thut they would name

th< .. 'M l,.r..i „.. iiie phin to the

boxuu:. I .t t),e question

riiould I. ; s.jssion, and by

that hoaw\ or u \.iA:ld U, w.iii. ear>and however pain-

ful it might be lor him to resist the requests, both
public at)d ppivute, which had been'made to post-
(»ne the (piestion, he lilt conipellcd to proceed at
once wkii the motion, unless government lixed a
day on which they would be prepared to explain
their plans with respect to colonial slavtry.

Lord Althorp said it was inijKjssibic for him to
comply witli one of the conditions mentioned by
the lion, member; but with respect to the other —
that government should fix a day on which tliey
would briiitr forv»ard tlieir question — he certainly
hud no objection to state that government would
bo prepared on Tuesday, the 23d of April, to state
tlie views they took on tlie subject. Of course he
could not at Uie present time state what the plans
were which his majesty's government had in con-

Mr. F. Buxton said, that in reference to the
words "entire and immediate extinction of slave-
ry," as used by him, he perhaps had exprcs.scd
himself rather uiignardcdlv, because pne of the
great objects he had in view was the safe and sa-
tisfaqtory ^Ulement of the question. With the
promises given by the noble Lord he was perfect-
ly content, and siiould theretbre witlidraw his mo-

It is understood that William Lloyd Garrison,
editor of the "Liberator,"' has been appointed by
the New England Anti-Slavery So(?iety, to pro-
ceed to Europe, with the view of soliciting pecu-
niary aid in cstablisliing a Manual Lalour School
for Coloured Yout/i, in this country. He will also
endeavour to give correct information io our
friends in England, respecting the various plans
of operation among t^e advocates of emancipa-
tion here. ■ At a large and very respectable meet-
ing of colored people in Philadelphia, on the 1st
inst. sundry resolutions were passed, expressive
of the sense of those picscnt, in relation to these
objects, and also of the highly important move-
ments of the EnglLsh philanthropists and states-
men, at the present period. Our linih.s are too
contracted to insert 'the whole of the interesting
proeeediiitrs of this meeting: but, to give our read-
ers an idea of the general iiitelligMice, tlie literary
acquirement, the noble sentiments,- and exalted
views, that mirrgled witli those proceedings, we
copy the following speech, deUvered by one of the
members. If we make a little allowance for the
high strain of eulogy, as applied to some of tlic
actors on the Stage of philanthrop}', it may safely
be said that its eloquent display of learning, talent,
and patriotism, would havh done honour to the
most distinguished orator in the best days of
Rome. Such are the people who arc degraded by
the tyranny of our laics ! such arc they, by nature
and education, whose cause we advocate.

Mr. PREsiDr\T,— If there was ever a time, or
an occasion, wlien the highest, noblest and best

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