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Excerpt from Twenty-Seventh Annual Report of the American Colonization Society: With the Proceeding of the Board of Directors, and of the Annual Meeting of the Society, January 17, 1844In the opening of this Report the Executive CommitteeMoreExcerpt from Twenty-Seventh Annual Report of the American Colonization Society: With the Proceeding of the Board of Directors, and of the Annual Meeting of the Society, January 17, 1844In the opening of this Report the Executive Committee acknowledge with reverence and submission, the afflicting visitation of Providence, by which the venerable Dr. Proudfit, a Vice President of the Society, and for several years the devoted and able secretary of the New York Colonization Society, has been removed from his labors to his reward. He died, after a short illness, on the 17th of April, cherishing even in his last moments, the holy sentiments that had so long animated him as a Christian minister and philanthropist, and an unwavering confidence in the character and success of this institution. His eminent faith, devotion, and charity were evident to all who knew him, and the people of Liberia, and thousands in whose bosoms he excited sympathy in their behalf, and from whose benevolence he drew generous contributions for their benefit, will cherish the remembrance of his distinguished exertions and virtues. His voice of persuasion and encouragement was heard in this hall, at the last anniversary of the Society, and though dead he still speaks. By his works and his example he will continue to live, and by an influence to which time shall add only increasing extent and power.With painful regret, the Committee also record the decease of the Hon. Wm. Halsey, of New Jersey, a gentleman, who, during several of the closing years of his life, engaged with zeal, energy and perseverance in efforts to make known the views and increase the funds of the Society.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.