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Good Amherst College article - From the Lynn Record. D. D's, and Democratic...
From the Lynn Record. D. D's, and Democratic Colleges. - Amherst College was established by the -oeonle. and, under the excellent management of that great and good man, Zeph S. Moore, its first President, bid fair to become a blessing to the country. It lived awhile upon bis name. and. hid Provident Moore have lived to this time. Amherst would nro- bably have not been surpassed, in numbers, by any college in the Union : for its location is every way favorable. But unhappily, President Humphrey and his subalterns in office h ivo adopted and put in practice Pharisaical, or unchristian and anti-democratic principles, by which the growth of the college has been retarded and iniiirJ . ; years since, and the aim of several of the students in their public performance seemed to be to ridicule' the moral enterprises of the day. These parts" in, the exercises of the students are always examined and approved by the government of the college, and echo its sentiments. President Humphrey is a col-onizationist, which signifies much the same as a. pro-slavery man, and we believe is an. officer in the Colonization Society. He is mad against every anti-slavery movement . A single anecdote, will show this. - William Raymond, formerly of Ashburnham, Mass an unsophisticated youth of honest independence, and a professing Christian of great humility and devoted piety, entered Amherst college in 1ck1, with a view of preparing for the ministry. The second year he was there, there was some at- tehtion to religion in the place, and among others ; one or two colored families in the neighborhood. These humble Christians were visited and conversed with by Mr. Raymond, on'the subject of religion, in imitation oi his Master, who sat down with publi cans and sinners, and condescended to men of low estate. But President Humphrey was too much ot a D. D., and too much like him who 4 thanked God that he was not like other men,' and especially like these humble publicans, to brook such Cbtistjanity ; an! the sentiraonts of the President and . officers will generally pervade the whole- institution. The malignant story was soon told that Raymond was courting -one of the colored girls. But relying on his own pure motives, R. heeded no such nonsense, and thought that the religion of Christ was not con fined to any particular color, and continued occasion ally to call on his humble friends, and impart to them instruction and consolation. Soon a worse story was set on foot, relating to one of the females, - who had gone on a visit to her tnends Vuu she too- sent away by IZ. None of these things moved him. But one of these poor girls was desirous of Ending a place to work in a family, and at any rate to get, away from that place; and to get her a place in a family, which he did, carried -.her to Ashburnham, in the vacation, where she was employed in housework. But this sealed the fate with poor although it was what any slaveholder might have done, and what is constantly done, to ride with a servant or slave ; but it was a horrid thing to show such kind ness, especially to ride with a colored person who was free. Accordingly, a messenger was despatch ed by the government of Amherst tollege to Ashburnham, about fifty miles, to bring back said Raymond, nolens volens, willing or unwilling, on Saturday. He went ; was arraigned before that august tribunal on Monday. The next morning a tutor entered his apartment with the solemn message 4 1 am instructed to command you to have town before night' 'Why, what is my punishment?' M wn ordered not to tell you, said the obedient subaltern. The submissive student accordingly gathered op his wardrobe in all possible haste, and moved himself and his effects to Northampton, eight or ten miles, sending respectful notice of his location to the government of. the college. At Northampton he waited nearly a week, anxiously expecting some official message, setting forth his crime, sentence, and destination. But hearing nothing in all this time, he engaged a student to go to the Faculty of the college, and procure a coy of the record of his case, which, for reasons best known to themselves, had been purposely withheld from him. The eta-dent faithfully performed his duty, and procured the desired copy, the tenor of which was as follows : Whereas,- reports" highly derogatory to the character of William Raymond, a mmnber of the Sophomore class at 'Am!ierl College, have been extensively circulated, the faculty felt in duty bound to examine the same;, and tckcrca?, they find. ei-dence against him, though of not such guilt us required expulsion, yet of such glaring and disgraceful improprieties as cannot be passed over in silence. Therefore, Resolved, that said Ktytnond be, and hereby is dismissed from Amherst College., ;- Dated Amherst, Aug. 1836. .. . . Here it will be observed that this young man was ' forced fifty miles from home, arraigned, tried, and condemned to banishment, for no crime or misdemeanor, or for something which they were a raid or ashamed to make knawn ; and ordered to leave town betore night! As well might they have ordered him out of the world. Any sovereign, who could use such authority, and undertake to enforce such despotism, would forfeit bis crown, and be likely to lose his head with it Even a thief or a drunkard cannot be arraigned and tried in this country, without having his offence fully and forwaUy set forth in to see President H. to obfaiu a certificate of regular, standing, or such recoinmandatioa or writing as. would enable him to enter Oberlin. The President,' without asking R. to sit down, or inquiring for his health or situation, silently went to his desk, and I wrote a certificate tint the term of I Pin. RjuimmTs punishment had expired. With this, Mr. . R. took, his leave of the government of Heraan Humphrey, D. D., President ol Amherst College. '. Mr. R. has since completed a regular course of' education at O lerlin, the most flourishing literary -institution in this country, an account of which in-" stitution, more at large, we hope to givo at some fu- ture time. .Mr. R. having maintained an exemplary christian walk, and an excellent character, from his youth op, is now about entering upon his important ' original nome, as a missionary, ii tuu iuuiuuiu w . Providence seem to justify' it Uod bless him and them. " V . ' . . . . . Is it possible, that such arbitrary, despotic, abomi nable conduct should not exert an extensive and deleterious effect in preventing students from enter- ing that college? No. Such conduct, and such principles as are there upheld, have undoubtedly j hd already a inoit blighting and withering effect Dartmouth College, unlike Amherst, with a liberality becoming the free institutions of this coun-. try, not only suffers colored people to be spoken; with and visited by students, but admits thsm into the , college as students themselves, 4 with all the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging ;' and tne students not only admit them as fellows, but as o cers of the literary societies. Within the last year, ? if we have been rightly informed, more than one ; colored youth have been members of the college, and officers in the literary societies, one ot wnom , was young raui ot uoston. a Ana, so ir is n mere ' from being considered any impropriety for students . to visit colored people, that the Professor's wives, and the first ladies of the place, we have been credi- bly informed, have thought it no harm or degradation,' but a christian duty, to visit certain indigent, but : virtuous colored people of the town, and treat them with the utmost kindness. ,- .. The conseuuence is. that Jlmherst CoUere. located -- in the valley of the Connecticut, in the heart of New-England, in the most fertile spot, with wealth, intelligence, and prosperity on all sides which was , set on foot by the people, and began to be patron- tzed by the people, and to nourish beyond example, i is now withering under these slavish principles,- while Dartmouth, less favorably situated, and for- merly less flourishing, is now shooting forward with ? unexampled prosperity. : ; i . r - - . life in New-Orleans, .'", y JV $100 Reward, .; '. ' .-' Ran away from the subscriber, on the 10th tnMn a f negro man, who calls himself MOSES, but will no , doubt give hiu.elf some other name. Said nejre is ? about 23 years old, of a light black complexion, about , 5 feet 5 inches in height, well made ; has soma of his ' . fore -teeth out, both upper and under; has bid small slit in bach ear, made with a knife, about three- ' fourths of an inch from the lower tip; though healed ' up, it may be discovered on examination ; tpea1- ark-,' bly, is quite intelligent, and can read well. lis Is an . -old hand at running away. IV V - v - -, . ' $23 Reward,' ',''.' . . Ran away from the subscriber, on the 21th alt, ths'; girl MARYalies JANE. Bhe i of a gri-e color, , about 19 years old, full faco and large lips, snd has ; the mark of a whip under one of her eyes, and on the. back of her neck. The above reward will be paid to anv person who will return her to the subscriber. ' $10 Reward.1 I Ran sway from the subscriber, oa the 14th inst-, a ; ' negro man, named ROBERT, but passed frequently, ' under the assumed name of Sam;. age 35 years or r thereabouts ; is five feet 6 or 8 inches in height ; t5uo, -visage, having been lately sick; of dark complexion, , having a dark expression of countenance, with a scar v on bis left cheek, inclining towards his moelh. He haJ on when lie left, a pair of jans blue 'rants, a ' white linen dress .coat, and linen shoes wild broad ' . plaits. " - .... ' ' 'The above reward will be given fr the Ipprehen- sion of the same Bob or Sam, by application to II. F, Wade, ob TehoupitouUs.. It is supposed, ha win endeavor to leave the city ; and the captains of vessels art hxreby forewarned uot to carry him off, under the penalty ol the iiw. . , , . . it r . yv auu. . - --""'r'" '' (5 Reward. '-- .' Lost, about two weeks ago, a large. Mack bull d;, with a wound in ths right eye, had on a leather eo!- -!ar, with a rope 'attached, to it. The "above reward. will be given to whoever will retarn kirn to w -'. " ; '' E. STONE, cor. New Levee and La.'-;t" fcU. Ran sway or stolen, the slave CAnC' T. front my residence in Cnrrolton, oti lbs Tii i . L. ;i ne- ,t ; gress is about 14 years old, slim sad di-i.i ir.iiej uudor lip quite thick, end msrk of a born oa of her arms. 1 warn ell. steamkosts to fee ta the lookout, lor 1 believe she will be trying to the rivsr. -I will pay reward of 2J for Iter d-Uvery ia jiil la -this eity. or delivered to ma ia Carrufrutv 5-' . : . .-. . g. . iiacc:!. .... I Seers uras whipnarks-Ueth I ' - , rr5 iCl ears ! behold the ratrch of fcusr-ij ! Vi. f:rs-goiog are copied from & How-Cf !s 1 1 J csa and the uMatiaPkilanthrtyist. -

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  2. 03 Sep 1841, Fri,
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