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La wrcDcer, Saturday, Feb; 9, 185G.
Patrick Henry's SpeeclL
We bare just closed" the reading'of
,'pATEick Hxbt's celebrated speech ;
! the House of Delegates, of y irnnia, on
the question of war with England..,, The
grievances and condition of tne people
of Kansas are very similar to those of
the American colonies: at the time: the
immortal Henry was promulgating the
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glorious sentiment, uivz xs l.ibektx
oa give me Deatu Had he been liv
ing in our day instead Of the revolution,
and were he occupying, a seat in our
State Legislature which is about to as
semble, he would, no doubt, have deliv
ered himself as follows :
'This, sir. is no time for ceremony.
The. question .before the house is one of
awful moment to this country. For my
own part, I consider it as nothing less
than a question of freedom or slavery.
. And in proportion to the magnitude of
the subject, ought to be the freedom of
Via Aohtta It. w nn!v in this wav fhir.
we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfil
the great responsibility which we hold to
God and our country. Should I keep
back my opinions at this time, through
fear of giving offence, I should consider
myself as guilty of treason towards my
country, and of an act of disloyalty to
ward the majesty of Heaven, which I re
vere above all earthly kings.
v4Mr. President, it is natural for man
to indulge in the illusions of hope. We
are apt to shut our eyes against a
painful - truth,-and listen to the song of
that syren, till she transforms us into
beasts. Is this the part of wise men en
. gaged in a great and arduous struggle
tor liberty? Are we disposed to be of
the number of those, who, having eyes,
see not. and havinir ears, hear not. the
things which so nearly concern their
temporal salvation ? . For my part, what
ever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am
know the worst, and to' provide for it.
' "I Lave but one lamp by which my
fet are guided ; and this is the lamp of
experience. ,1 know of no way of judg
ing the future but by. the past. And.
judging by the past, I wish to know what
there has been in the conduct of the
Border Ruffians, for the last two years,
to justify those hopes with which gen
tlemen have been pleased to solace them:
selves and the House ? Is it that insidi
ous smile with which our "Treaty ".has
been lately received ? Tru?t it not, sir ;
it will prove a snare to your fet. Suffer
not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss.
'Ak yourselves how this gracious
reception of oursettlercent comports with
those warlike preparations which cover
our borders and darken our land. Are
, military organizations and armies neces
sary to a work of love and reconciliation?
Have we shown ourselves disposed to
trespass on their rights so far, that force
must be called into exterminate us ? Let
us not deceive ourselves, sir. Thee
are the implements of war and subjuga
tion; the last-argument to which ruffi
"I ask gentlemen, sir, what means
tms martial array, it its purpose oe not
" to force us to submission ? Can gentle
men assign any other possible motive for
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ii i . xiiU) iuissuuri auy eueiuj iu mis
quarter of the world, to call for all this
preparation for war and accumulation of
armies ? No, sir ; she has uone. Ti;ey
are meant for us ; tbey can be meant for
no other. They are sent over to bind
and rivet upon us those chains which the
"Border Ruffians" have been so long
. 'And what have we to oppose them ?
Shall we try argument ? Sir, we have
oeen trying mat lor tne last two years.
. Have we anything new to offer upon the
subject ? Nothing. We have held the
; subject up m every light of which it is
"capable; but it Las been all in vain.
Shall we resort to entreaty and humble
supplication? What terms shall we hnd
which have not already been exhausted:
Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive
ourselves longer. V
"Sir, we Lave done everything that
coullbedone to avert the storm which
is now coming on. We have petitioned;
we have remonsitated; we have supplica
ted; we have allowed thera to uurp ev
. ery Tight, and impose a code of the most
barbarous laws upon us, without any in
terposition to stay their tyrannical
ed ; our remonstrances have produced
plications have baen disregarded; and
we have been humiliated and degraded
and treated with utter contempt. Armie
have even marched'' into our Territory,
killed unoffending citizens, and have
". TrfirJ KarKiMMoa niyin them nnl-r
. eaualled in the savage airesV Thev have
burned our dwellings, demolished our
presses, and spread a mildew blight over
our land.1 " ' V "" .v. ?
HtIn vain, after these things, may we
indulge the fond hope of peace and quiet.
Tk. l,.. r. t,..
A U L 1 U IsJ UT JVlltl Oil f ll.'VUl IVt 4IV
If we wish to be free ; if we mean to
J preserve inviolaie those inestimable priv
ileges for which we have been so long
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have been ,o. long engaged, and which
we have pledged ourselves never toaban-
Ahanrinn th nnhlt strnrnrl m whirh ta
. uoU uuui uxq v tuua vwjVk ui vui V"M
test shall be obtained ; we must fight ; I
repeat tf , sir, we must light I Au ap-
peal to arms and to the God of hosts, is
-.11 Viof Uff LP . .
, They tell nsj' sir, we are weak ; un-
able to'oope with so formidable an adver
' ary. . But when shall we be stronger ?
Will it be the . next week or the next
- year? Will: it be when we are 'totally
disarmed, and whpn ARariAr RnfSm"
, uam tiAn o siaLK)uea ra every nouse:
. SI' all tfA rrthi efrpncrtli ViV irwxrtTitrirtn
- i find i?iCkk)n4-5iJBhaii we "acquire the
rseasa. oi eEectuai"Tesistenc by lymsr
y. defeivi tliBcrf .hone, until our en.
eniies.rveiKu. us tana antoot.z ; ;
God of Mature hath placed in our power.
Forty thousand of people, armed ;w)th
Sharp's rifles, in the holy cuw of liber
ty, and in such a country asTiKat which
we possess,' are invincible against any
force which our enemy can send against
us. The battle, sir. is not to the strong
alone ; it is to ? the vigilant, the active, tnowieement of the liberality of the
the brave. Besides, sir, we have no ?. - . QAnnf.0
, . Te ' , t worthv donor, permit me to announce
election. If we were base enough to -, ,vsi- . .
desire it,' it is now.toote to retire from through your columns the receipt, from
the contest' There is' no retreat, except Otis Cuipp, Esq., publisher, of Boston,
in submission and slavery 1 : Our chains cr tje following "New Church (Sweden
are forged Their clanking can be heard y,) donation to our
along the borders, at Leavenworth, at -- T.,
Easton! The war is inevitable ; and let Atheneum Library. , . ,'. ':
it come ! ! I repeat it, sir, let it come 1 1 1
,It , is : in vain, sir, to extenuate the j
matter." 'Gentlemen may cry. Teace,
peace, but there is no peace. The war
lias actually begun. The next gale that
sweeps from the east may bring to us the
clash of resounding arms ! Our breth
ren are already in the field ! Why stand
we here idle ? What is it that gentle
men wish ? What would they have ?
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be
purchased at the price of chains and sla
very ? Forbid it, Almighty God ! I
know not what course others may take ;
but, as for me, give me liberty, or give
me death I ."
Difficulties at Easton.
The troubles at Easton, an account of
which we gave in a-telegraph dispatch
last week, did not result in any general
disturbance. That part of the dispatch
which represented a company from
Lawrence as being on the ground,, was
untrue, as we have it from a dozen disin
terested cuizens, that no one went from
Lawrence, whatever. The occasion of
the fight was an attempt 1 made by a par
ty from Leavenworth to destroy the bal
lot box at Easton, where an election was
being held under the Topeka consti
tution. Persons were kiLed on both
sides of the contending parties.
Whatever opinions may be enteitained
of the revolu ionary movement by pro-
slavery men, and no one has denounced
them more emphatically than we have,
it does no good to the cause of the
South, to remove the wron-r bv mobs.
If we. expect the world to give a verdict
in our favor, we must present our cause
unstained before its tribunal. If la.vless
men, who have neitl.er reputation,
property, or any permanent interest at
stake in Kansas, are allowed to embroil
the people of the To ri ory, in murder
ous foravs, inciting agitation .where the
facts are not known, or misrepresented
good men will not enlist their means
and efforts any farther. . Let the law
deal with those who violate it but
never can the citizen take it in his own
hands with safety the recoil is inevit
It is the violence of bad men on both
sides, that has given to the history of
Kansas, thus far, a character pain ful to
patiiotic men every wheie, and itwi.l re
qiure every effort to alLiy and keep in
subjection the elements which menace
its peace, the law and ti:e law alone
mut govern, and incendiaries should
be put down. We shall excue no vio
lation of law, but the world will look
lightly upon outiage so long as men are
with impunity allowed to aggravate ajid
incite to rapiue and revenge.
That the attack on the ballot box at
Easton was initiated and caried out by
irresponj-ible and lawless men, we can
not 'doubt and emph&ticaly condemn.
But human nature is human nature
ii .if. i .
ana nowever uie ajciates oi ii-'tic or
policy may deprecate it the great fact
that the alleged cause of the attack oriir
inated in aeit!ed,jiiaturely planned, and
persisted effort to repudiate the laws and
authority of the country, will go far in
men's minds to lessen the enormitv,
which under oinerent circumstances
would have attached to the proceeding,
It is an unhappy condition of things
but it is too true. Let the people ot the
Territory without regard to party consid
er these facts. They demand instant and
earnest reflection. There never was a
controversy yet, where one side was
entirely right and the other entirely
wrong intelligent, patriotic men, can
remove all the difficulties in the way of
peace in Kansas. Will they act? Kan
sas City Kiderprise.
Public Land Matters Kansas Terri
tory. We learn that the necessary instruc
tions have been issued by the Commis
sioner of the General Land Office, in
compliance with the request oi, Indian
Agent, McCaslin, for the employment of
a ; surveyor, to maik the southern and
western' Miami lines, and also the south
ern and western lines of the Peoria and
Kakaskia reservations. , Agent M. states
that there arequhe a number of peivons
located near these lines, and that, havixg
no means of knowing whether they are
on die Indian reservations or not, he is
at a loss to know how to proceed. These
lines were surveyed more than twenty
years ago, and it is supposed have be
come somewhat obliterated.
r The Commissioner of the General
Laud Office has decided that no act of
the Territorial legislation of Kansas can
in any way affect the disposal of the pub
lic lands that being a maUerover which
Congress has exclusive control and
that the laws of Congress in regard to
pre-emption and sale must exclusively
govern the department in its manage
ment of the, public domain Washing
ton Union ' " '-,."'
, , One of Zhem.
The Columbus. Corner Stone of Geor
gia, in giv ring the reason for the interest
it had manifested on the subject of Kan
sas emigration, says : '
We feel no interest ia the Kansas
question, except that resulting from the
hope that they, may get up a difficulty
over it, which may possibly result in a
dissolution, of .the Union. ; We would
not, for any other benefit we expect the
South to derive fromJtr turn on our heels
for choice whether it shall be a free or a
slave S;ate." -;X ,:- iz '
John C. Calhoun did" uqt spend the
last twenty years of his life wfUiout leav
ing the footprictsof his labors.
3Z GraviiyJs a xaptery of the body
inyen ted to conceal, tno .deiec&'bf " tne
.:t ."-:;'.V '-.a .- 2Si.' I.
For the Herald f Freedom 7
Editoe For the information of
onp'rMdinf? nuhlic. also S3 a fitting ac-
. As the Librarian is absent trom pe
Territory the books will . remain in my
hands, for the use of the public as they
may be called for, until otherwise dis
posed of by the Atheneum.
E. D. LADD, Secretary.
Swedekborg's Works. Arcana Cae-
lestia. vol. I : Index to Arcana . Cseles-
tia ; Apocalypse Revealed ; The True
Christian Ileliirion ; Conjugal Love;
Heaven and Hell from things seen and
heard: Doctrines of the New Jerusa
I Anrrelifi Wisdom concerning the
Divine Providence; Angelic Wisdom
concerning the Divine Love and the Di
vine Wisdom. .
Gems from Swedenborg with a Me
moir. bvPtev.T.O.Prescott, of England.
Swedenborg, a Biography, by J.J. u.
ilkmson, of Lngland.
Antedeluvian History, a Narrative of
the Flood, by Rev. E. D. Randell, of
Peculiarities of the Bible, by Rev. E.
D. Randell, of England..
Sermons by Rev. Samh Worcester.
Sermons on the Lord's Prayer, by Rev.
II. A. Worcester.
Judgment Day, by Rev. Sabin Hough
Essavs. b? Theopolus Parsons, EQ. -
Science and itev elation, (suggested by
Prof. Hitchcock s Religion ot Geology )
by m. B. Hay den
Elements of Character, by Mary G.
Rays of Light.
Seiiesof N. C. Tracts.
Fvr tlte JlttaU f freedom.
Corporal Giles' View of the Question.
Giles ville, Jan.' 12, 1C55.
Dear Brown : I 'speeb tide like to
know my 'pinion of the Kansas trubble.
Wall, I'll tell you. In the fust place the
old man is a letle like uncle Gid's old
wheat fan arter it was all gone but fans
it made too much wind for' the ballance
of the 'shene. Now if the old man had
cum by my house Fde told him lots of
things that wo'd bin useful to him ; an'
in the moruin I'de gin him a shorteued
dodger what couldn't bin bete in Old
Kentuck for I tell u our wimen is sum
on dodger makin'. And then I'de sed
to to the Guvener, "Guveuer," says I,
"du u no what kinder fellers them ar'
over there in the Teritory, cos if yu
don't ude better change work with me
an' plow com for me, an' I'll jitt step
over an' set things to rights kinder."
Wal, if the Guvener had 'seuted to of
ier, I'de jist step'd over to uncle Gid's
and a boned his old regimental coat what
he wore down there in the Florida du
ings, and I'de started right strate along
for Kansas, an' as sure as I'd cross' d
the Misury river I'd jist steped aside
an' I'd pr.t on the coat jist to make me
kinder prelite uid auticious like. Then
I'd went rite up to Lawrence and took
rooms and I'd isiiuud myproclamashun
commanding thepeple and the varmints
to cum lite iu to here a speech. Wal,
when thade al cum I'd steped out, au'
I'd looked over the crowd lor a minet;
then I'd sed, "Ladies and Gentlemen,"
then I'd sloped an' looked ortul sory.
Then I'd 'mencedagiu, and I'd told 'em
of ol there sins and iransgresshuus. I'd
spoke very low at fust, but I'd got lowd
er and I.owder, till tinally Pd hollared,
and yelled, and jumped, and pitched like
a wild buiialo bull. Wal, by this time
thade a thortme a rael &ixiy-no.-s power,
an' thade looked onuliy bkcaied. Wal,
when I'd seen um skeatedanuff I'd
droped off a ieile steem au' 'ruined a
more plaintiff strane, an' a dug rue iuio
tiiare 'fec.ions like a craw-hsu in Uie
mud. " Wal, usee the lighting wod a bin
over then, fur them ar varmints wod no
more dared to cum over from Misauiy
than a tode wod dared to jump in a snake
hole. But the Guvener leit tu big kind
er to cum by, tho' Frank and ol hi j cab
in tho't he wod, else thade gin him
'ttructious afore he left, as Ty;er did
wheu he sent him to cary tiiat ar letter to
Sally Ann, who was was, boss in Mexi
co. Now u see fokes thinks that Tyler
ellthim down to whip Sally Ann any
how; but that wuintit; he sent him
with the letter and the letter told' Sally
Ann that if he dideut keep scarce in Tex
as and fork over every tip he owed the
Yankees that hede send down old Zack
and Scott wi:h their wild cats and lick
him till hese as smooth as a rat's tale in
a sope barrel So u see ol that al the Guv
ener had to du was to giv Sally Ann the
letter, and if JSally Ana turned a cherry
red to leve fur hum an' lell John, which
he did. But the way them ar red skins
sarved the Guvener . wornt rite; fur hede
hardly got iti Mexico when them ar var
mints rcbed him of ol his nvmey and
backer and then went off larhn and left
him standing in the rode bear-he ided, in
the offulest hot sun in ol creashun.
When I hern it I was so mad I hollered
and jumped fur. an 'our; then 1 kinder
cooled ,orf, but it makes roe feel kinder
pepery yet. But I du think the old man
acted kinder spungy in Kansas by letting
nis necessary rite over lor them ar var
mints in Missuryv so as not to 'promis
the Guvener in the matter. . Bat I gess
its a tine thing fur the old man that the
hcker gin ouV at camp at Uie water
-rushes, or else them varmints wod a nip-
pea mm mr signing mat ar paper at Law
rence. CORPORAL Z. GILES. K
r National Convention. 1 ;
; , The Democratic National , Convention
for the nomination ? of candidates - foe
President and Tice President, are to aiu
sembleja Cincinnati on Monday, thi ls
diy of Juno uqzL ' .. f.
Tta Assault upon Rer. Wia. C. Clark
by tne Border KuSaos.
- S. Euot, Mae, Jan. 17, 1856.; v
Fbhdcd BrowsSir : This " is the
fourth attempt that I have made to reach
you with the account of my voyage with
tne Aigennes oi America on, the roiar
Star. I wrote and sent you' a long and
full account the first thing I did after I
was able to sit up. I should write more,
but the hope of this ; ever reaching you
seems so small that 1 am almost discour
aged in trying. ; Yours Truly, , '
.. , WA1. C. CLARK.
The above, . with the following slip
from an Eastern journal,, is the first dir
red communication we have received
from Mr. Clark since he left this c;ty
in September last, for New England.
Ed. Herald or Fresdom.
Messrs. Editors : Some of the pub
lic journals, for a few weeks last past,
have been presenting to their readers a
part of the history of a personal out
rage which 1 received from a company
of Missourian slaveholders on the 20th
of September, on the Missouri river.
Unfortunately for , myself, I was taken
sick a few days after my arrival in New
England, and have thus been prevented
giving the public a full account of the
affair, as far as I understand it.
After having traveled for seven weeks
in Kansas, and having witnessed the
richness of its soil, the abundance and
purity of its water, the . unequalled beau
ty of its scenery, with other advantages,'
superior to those of an)r other portion of
America, if not of the world, and hav
ing accomplished the object for which I
went out, 1 turned my course homeward.
I arrived in Kansas City on the 18th of
September, and the same day took pas
sage on the steamboat Polar Star for St.
Louis. I soon perceived that among the
crowd of passengers on board the ques
tion of liberty or slavery in Kaneas Ter
ritory was one of deep iuierest and much
conversation. The passengers being
mostly from slave States, the reader can
readily judge oft which side their sym
pathies were. ' I heard several state
ments made, of "the sayings and doings
of the Free State party in Kansas, which
I knew were not true, yet, not wishing
to have a controversy, I let . them pass
without correction. On the second day
of the passage, in the afternoon, as a
company werej by chance sitting togeth
er in the cabin, some one brought up
some iheoh4rkal questions for discus
sion. I think the first was' the modes of
baptism j the 'next the perseverance of
l ' . TV. ...1,
me saints, cue. rinauy one geuueujau
present objected to the divine authentic
ity of the Bible, on the ground that the
five races of inen never could have had
one common parentage, objecting espe
cially to the Indian and Negro races.
Feeling an interest when 1 hear the Scrip
tures assailed, I took the liberty to reply
to him, giving my views of the origin of
the Indians found on this' continent by
Columbus, which seemed to be satisfac
tory to those present. His objection to
the common origin of the ftegro race
was, that their minds hal not a capacity
for cultivation, and by nature were al
most destitute of intelligence; and
hence he thought they must have had
another and inferior ori -in. I called his
a'ttMition to Hannibal the Great, who for
years was the terror of Home and the
aJmiration of the world, he having been
of Negio decent, and not of Phenician
as mo-t of theCarihngenians were ; al
so to Hamilcar.'the great mechanic to
Euclid, the fa. her of mathematics with
some other illustrious minds that belong
ed tor that oppressed race.
The above defence of the Bible gave
rise to suspicions in the company that I
held anti-larery sentiments. . When
questioned upon this point (I have too
much frankness in mynature, as well as
respect for the honest views I hold, to
dissemble on a plain point,) I frankly
admitted that I was 'opposed to me' ex
tension of slavery, and in favor of Kan
sas becoming a Free S ate. One of the
company, sUiriing forward from his seat,
with an earnest expression of counten
ance, a-ked me if 1 did not believe the
Bible sanctioned slavery. Why, said
he, good old father Abraham held slaves,
and God never rebuked him for it.
Without stopping to explain the differ
ence between ancient servants and mod
ern slaves, I then told him that Abra
ham ha.l a son Ishmael by his wife's
servant-maid, and that the Lord never
rebuked him for that, eisher; and that
David, a man after God's own heart, had
a number of vices which were hardly
condemned under the dispensations of
his lime ; but when the light of Christ
ianity shone more brightly , upon the
world, wherever it went, servitude, poly
gamy, tkc., were swept away, being suit
ed only to the dark ages. I also called
his attention to the important fact that
for two hundred' and-fifty years after
Christ, wherever Christianity was receiv
ed the reLiiijn batween master and slave
ce;ised, and they were brethren: - They
offered no further Scripture arguments
in favor of the patriarchal '.institution;
and the conversation touk a political turn;
the doings of various public men, the
repeal of the Missouri compromise, fcc,
were discussed, apparently with the best
humor. J As the compmy were about to
disperse, I learned that, some of them
were members of that body of Solons
which had been in session at'the Shaw
nee Mission, rfc-enacting Draco's bloody
code for the benefit of ihe people of Kan
sas. Knowing the feelings of that body
toward all Free Siate men, and knowing
how several innocent men of anti-slavery
views had tared, I felt some fears, which
were increased by observing that I was
pointed out by members of ; the circle to
other passengers. - Not wihiug: to be
come an object of notice, 1 retired to my
state-room, to read,' and to let the; inter
est pass oi : .' . ' .'
J uat a j the stewards were lighting the
cabin for die evening, I went out of my
room to write a business letter lor Kan
sas. v nue writing, three men seaiea
themselves by me, referred in very flat
tering terms to the discussion of ihe af
ternoon, and gavei me an invitation to
lecture that .evening before the passen
gers, on Uke same ' subject, viz : J tlie
probable origin of the Indians, the capa
city of the negro miutl 'for .. improve-
csct, sad my religious and political
views of slavery. , Seeing at a glance the
impropriety oi sncn a svep, iuougu re-
atediy urged, I positively re rosea,
ad I been induced to lecture, a Mis
sourian prison would probably have been
my doom, as a preacher of insurrection
among slaves'; for I learned that some of
the stewards on board were slaves. One
passenger said, in St. Louis, if they
could have got the lecture out of the
-; Yankee, they would have; tied
him. The evening passed quietly, to all
appearance, isext morning, caving w
resign my seat at the breaktast table 10 a
lady, I walked out of the cabin, on the
fore deck," where some twenty or thirty
were discussing the affairs of Kansas,
Gov. Reeder's course, &c . After seve
ral had given their opinions of there
suit of Uie Governor's course, I observed
that the safest way would be to wait and
see what the result would be. Immedi
a:ely a man, who had been looking in
tently at me, to wlu m I had not spoken
during the passage, asked me what I said.
As a matter of courtesy, I repeated my
words, on which he gave me a blow on
my face with his list. Almost at the
same instant, a person behind me gave
me a blow ia my side with a slung shot,
almost depriving me of the power of
breathing or of seli-defence, and during
this time of my helplessness my assail
ant improved the opportunity of beating
my face in the most brutal manner. A
host of demons," let forth from Milton's
hell, could hardly equal in spirit and lan
guage, those choice spiiits which were
present, as they yelled "Kill the
Yankee I the abolition son of a
!" I stepped back between the
chimney and cabin, so as' not t be favor
ed with a dirk in my back, when the cap
tain of the boat appeared, and, refusing
to hear any explanation, ordered me to
go to my state-room, and be ready to
leave the boat at Providence, the next
village below. As I was doomed to quit
the boat, and not having had my break
fast, I stepped from my sia'eroom to the
table for a cup of coffee,' where I was
again assailed. An attempt was madV to
strike me with a chair, which I seized
with my hands, and in the 'contest the
chair was broken in pieces. Thecapiain
now came again, restored order, and re
newed his command for me to be ready
to leavei still i-ei usingto hear any expla
nation. A moment's reflection convinced me
that it would be unsafe for me to land at
Providence, with the marks of violence
on my face, as slaves and their masters
would be there in great numbers to ship
and receive freight; and it was probable
that the cry of "abolition Yankee" would
follow me from the boat. We were then
at a woodyard, taking in wood for the
boat's use. I took my valise aud coat
and started for the shore; not knowing
what might come next. As no house
was in sight, I took a road, or path, wind
ing along the bank of the liver, and soii
reached a. log house. Calling at the
door, I frankly told thft man who 1 was,
what had happened, &c. lie welcomed
me to such conveniences as he had, bid
ding me stay as !o! g as I wihed
iOW, oieSMrs. IJltors, since 1 Was six -
teen vear.s of age, I have mingled with
almost all classes of society, f.ora the pi-
, , , , , . . J e ,T r
ous and humble christian of New Lvijr-
land to the savage Esquimaux of Labra
dor, yet during the time, Relying on
npfif.f nrinmnlos T linvw iiArip Kfnr
Lho MW u...:
.v..v .1V ov cikic- ..va uiu-
as lo lay hands of violence on me ;
1, what renders this case more savage,
it was without any previous offence
first blow that 1 received was as unex
pected as a clap of thunder from a cloud
less sky. But it was only the outburst i
been gathering over my head from I he und caused a house to be built cu said claim.
moment when they found I was an East-. AW. persons are cautioned against making im
or. .M..n:.- - i l : provements on naid claim, or pavin? any mon-
em man, a minister, tmvelhng alone, and V8 thut may lroia'tlw uVof the ju,.tt
probably unarmed ; and probably what said claim, as 1 intcud to pre-empt said claim,
roused their vengeance more than any- un.4 suu for Unoucya arming trom the hire of
,i ;., . , ; r . . J said house or claim. .. II. &IJMMU4X&.
thing else, was, I was expecting lo re- : Lawrence, Aug. 11, 1S55..
turn to Kansas. The demons ol lavery j . - : r
in Kansas seem to manifest mofe hatred 1 . llotics.
toward anti-slavery ministers than any
ntllf-r nf man Ttrfl l r,..ir
e ' , rt " e . ,
and fear the influence of an ami-slawry
Gospel and religion on the minds of the
nnnU wu t?.; Tf n...i.. - - rn:.;. -
to their hands, they dra him to th 1 ir-
er to drown him ; their courage failing
to do that, his face is blacked, he is lash
ed to los and sent down the river. Rev.
Mr. CMiyuer is tarred ana leainereu ana
rode ou a ran
And to my humble self
tliey applied their soundest arguments m otheri-e. . ,... ..
1 a u it Lawrence. June 2, ISao. (f. '
tavor ot slavery hsts, chairs and slung; ' V ..." .
shots. I miht name a host of other f Granari Elanr, . Lard,l&c.
though not ministers, yet defenders of jCST received at Sieakxs' a lot of gocl Gra
Liberiy who have fallen by the power 'J ham Flour; a jo Laku.-and li bu-hels of
,i :..r..i - :, uf.r 1 r tk,.:.- " tluv-e splendid Potatoes we hae been cxpeetiug
or the same infernal pjrii, but 1 forbear, .i,,; . 4 , jjov: 17, i.,.Ct.
as this article is already too lon. . ' '. 1
A younj man from Missouri, who wa BOGGS & SCOTT, ,
celling iruit in L-iwreuce, frankly owned - : Westport7 Ho., '
to me " that he, with liis brotliers and ; IEALERS in Drugs, Medicine. Ciiemiculs,
lather, were .f the number that came to
vote tl.ere on tho ,3Jih of last March.
I asked him if he thought it right no to
do, and his reply was,4' the rights
as lonr as the President is on our side."
But to return to myself. ; Alter ."pend
ing six. days where I was left, my la'c
having regained its usu il appearane-e, 1
took passage, for St. Louis, aud in three
days after my arrival there 1 was in
Worcester, Mass. After spending a few
days in Massachusetts I returned home,
and the same day" I arrived Was taken
sick, "arid have since been confined to my
room. ' But 1 trust to be soon able to
fill my own desk, and take the stump
for Kansas, arid I hope to return there
in March next. . , , . "
Should my friends wish to know my;
present vie iirs on peace, I would ay :
Peace principles are Uie best for all class
es of men; but as ; to wild beasts, or
the bipeds of Missoun, who walk , up
right, wear tnens clothes, Vote for Uie
people of Kansas, and han
Doa notuin out uoit
any influence with them
lo have them on hand
I' hone that no rers3n who has Iiadilhof Janairy, ;inst., and iuvo vonmtenced
Kansas, will be deterred by tne ab0ve.lfc.iye4 a ending . !iV jAALO Vhk&Y.i
Tlie cheapest and Palest way is to iro out v 7 . . - .A:: v
unaer uwciarge oi womj jxui
Co , m which case all. would tyi per.tnit-
ly' safe. It is only when men are caught
alone unarmed that sucn land pirates .
dare exhibit the Radish spirit by wliiba
. . . i-'-nru fi m . tt- -
they are goverasd. 0, CLARk.
AN act of Congress, passed March Sd, 1S55,
provides & pension of 16i) acres of land, for
all persons who served in tho Eevointionary war,
or in any other "war of tho TJniti 1 States, pro
vided fourteen davs' services were rendered ; and
&cmaiy,lo w.."j k:
though actually engaged for ouiy a wngle day
ant : ' " ' ' ' . , ' :
, ntrdlTo the widow, or if no. widow, the
CWioren wno are unuer si. v.-
itftrtW?, To those whor under. former law,
have received warrants for a lew amount thaa
160 acres, are entitled to an additional warrant ;
to make up t ne denclency lo inai arainin..
lejral services to the public, and fcsfc confiJent
that he can .rive perfect satislaction. No fees
G. W. BUOVVN.
' Laurence. Kansas T., July 25, 1S55.
: New Goods.: ,
rnilE undersisriiod are now receiving
X .tock of fall Gxd, ctnsistiEr of Dry
Goods, Groceries, iiaidware. (ueensware, r ur-
niture, Saddlery, 'men's and bov's Clothing,
Boots, Shoes. Gloves, ilosiory and indeed al-
most every articlo usually vailed ft. Sale at as
low rates as they can aSord. Tbankfnlfor the
Eatronage hereto for extended ' to - thui, they
ope to merit a continuation of the same. .Term
WANTED Dry Hides. Butter, Ez?: &c
I101LN5UV oi i'ilKUlLL.
Lawrence,- Sept. .22,lS55.
TS licreby given to E. Chapman, of the town of
uwrcnec, K. T., that lha farm claim which I
laid near said town, and winch he has jumped
und pretended to sell to one John 1. Wood, 1
shall pre-empt and hold, as I have been forcibly
ejected thcrelrom by tlireats and demonstrations
of violence. Said Chapman has not a particle of
rijht thereto, ami 1 shall prove my title beyond
ail dispute. All persons, therefore. aTe warned
not to purchase lots or city interests of said Chap
man or Wood, located upon said claim, as they
have no ri'ht to sell the amd: und us 1 um in
favor of the movement now being made by the
outsiders," to break up the settlement of March
last, 1 shall transfer said claim to thmn if I think
beft. , . . - G.JlAlS.
Lawrence, Aug. 11,'5.. 3m. .
F. A. Hunt & Co.,
General Conunmun, Frtduce, und Furwarding
Merchant, So. 19 Ltxee, St. Louie, M.
ND. All orders for any description of Mcr-
chandise, when accompanied with a remit-,
tance, will meet with prompt attention. The
commission for buying any amount over fifty
dollars will be 2 percent.; nnder fifty dollars 5
percent.- The subscribers will confine themselves
strictly to a legitimate commission business, and
they will at all times be prepared to make iiboral
advances on eonsia-mrents. .
, References is Kax sas: S. C. Pomeroy, Esq..
Dr; C Robinn.
F. A. HUNT, (Late of Ilubbell fe Hunt,)
J. EDWARD HUNT.
t. Luui) Airil 14, 1S55.
City Lots and Farm Claims.
UPON the urgent solicitation of several friends
1 have determined up 4i jiving some portion
of mv attention for the future to the sale ol CITY
LOTS aud FARM CLAIM. Tbct-e bavina
cither lots or claims they wish to dispose of, by
lurnishing ms with a description of their loca
tion, advantages, and price, will find a ready
I have several very desirable farm claims at
my disposal, fituatod near thj city of Lawrem-o.
on which sundry improvements have been niaie.
Also several city lots and interests in this und
neirhborinj towns. G. W. DROWN.
Ijjiwrence, Sept. 1, '55. ' i .
Eeady Made Frame Houses.
rnilE subscribe r having con tracted for a large
JL number of thi above houses, is prepared to
J furnish tiiose in want. They are of diifcreut sizes.
ianil will be sold at the lowest prices. v
A lino addressed to E. Siisuaons, Kansas, Mo..
; utKUEXCi:s.S. C. Pomeroy, Esq., Kansas
'city, Mo.; Dr. C. Robinson, and G. W. Drown,
j yrfn.ce' T : E' &l9SS'
Juno 1, 'oo. tf. . .
A Han and Woman Wanted,
THO assist in hotel during tlic winter. Tlw
! JL former to cut anl draw woo I, soj
I and make himself generally useful; the Jatser
to do housework, sowing, wasiuu. Arc.
'able couple will find a g.Kl comt'oi table homo
! forthe wlter-- APply immediately at the Tt-
ALL persons are hereby notified tliat I have
taken the claim lyimreast of the claim now
, r T1IIE subscriber haing jnrt haned ani
X wl a "LlTTLK tilANT Cjlt.V MlLf.." I
' 1 ilace half a milj '-smith f Bian:ous Bridals
prepaieJ t.) prind com in th-j ear. f tockfed.
Al- Meal ami Hominy for famiiy use.
r? - Ail orders attended to at siiorr nmiee. 011
reas nable U-nns.
JAS. B.. ABBOTT.
BlautoiijNov. til, '55. tf.
Dr. Jno. P. Wood,
TORWAKDIXG'- and COMMISSION MEB-
l1 ' CI1ANT. ha just completed his new Ware
linno rn tlm T-i'vee. and is leudv to r-eive th
. hoase on th(J anJ i3 eudy to re(ve tha
vonsiirnmentof goods, either ou vommisaion or
1 fy11' r,Ui:l .
kinds of g nnine and j-opular fatent McdRine.
Asooi tm.ijt very exteuri ve and complete whole
sale and retail at thi lowest prices All article
warranted pure. " ' ' ' . '
They also keep a variety of Miscellaneous and
School Books, Stationery, Etivulopcs, Note i'a
per. Mottoes. Stoel Pens, Ccc, oie. w ' .
tht. i.iwri.' - 1 '
1,000 AQESTS WASTED.
ONE THOUSAND AGENTS wanted immedi
ately, in every part of the United States, to
canvass for subscribers to the Herald or FxtE
noit. A liberal commission paid for ;crvko,
and no capital required., Addresa
G. W. BROWN & CO.,
' Lawbxxcz, K.T., Feb. 3.tf Publishers. ;
; - : Caution.. .
ALL persons are "cautioned against bnying a
note made by A. II. MaLuiuy to J. i. Mott
of Lawrence for about $-3o. as tlienot was giv
en for company propeny iu whu-h ( had joint
interest-with 'llr. .Jlutt, au'J, Mr.. Mailory has
been forbidden to pay the same. 3 ' ' " r '
- r. ; : - lvs. bacon;
. . Zaicnence, Oct. 13, 155o. Zt.
; r J, S. Emery,- -
j AW, Office 11x11:7; :x, ';
? J-i - : . , ..,LawrenteJan.i5..
!ronciatediiaik)unryLjmaJ4reJi6unuer s . - ; 'T.?T-
former law, and received from tne proper . : "i" ",1MU? ; mry ii tl mlie,
.for the use of the claimant, a very larsre : :"U'"'J x win pnrueour t&
will bo required until the warrant is oouunea. V ' 4V
Persons haVin- claims will make immediate ap ! . .wa" ptirtctiiar!y oilL the attentkm cf
I ATOTTrE labertibv mven thjt I have taken a ItoA. Ail have steel Puinjiandmo
j arouLd sleara- j i thum .adjoining nd 01 ev. ilr.JNtitc Frairieriows vary itf price fruia 1T U ft1
h-'u'M thfidittv re'i which the bnryinp ground, two mile , rottnujcturfers prices, rr . . ...
.... J iucontb-tresta:re ti.-n rroin iiiw-n n.-e. n :t- feend vouroraeT witn SDeciacaUon-'saj
r natcd. 1 fn l the chJm - uno'-enmed oa ' tho'i miU be'' pmm.v'&Y iXUi','j-
iycvH f tIi?2 I '
' " IC-Ao. 1 Twelith ttreet, Lawreace, Kanproper tin
$J mXenitory..a Jl.Jttu . Cw. 52,
TV- - TT r " r
iSTrrciico Drag store upeaei
THE Bubacriberaare happy to Inform tbeij
izer.s f this and other part ef ths Terr
tory, that,' to ro. et the urgent demands offl
a brildin in vtkb to open their ock
thJ New Drn? tndU co n,,.
f prepareil to offer in tha bnUdfeyr'opP!ite tu
. fag t)fii m w8 the ESS? S
coinmuniry, inev nave saeveedca in pToetrriail
best asrted stock f
It-u5a sasociioineai, ,
rAlKT OILS, DYES, WINDOW; (JU
6US-m, SBCS.HE9. FIXrcXXBTf
? wpij f Uw best i6l
V of , ines, Brandjes, ,t.fiP
I tily of Dm? and Medicines, warranto 1
f fund unadulterated: and would augijwt t ajj
) ths propriety of supplying tiiuir want ja tLU
; hneat hooif. instead ot lrwm a noighberin
'State) tsxciiilia mh thgca Unl
Unns. WUODWAED & FIJJLET
Kawrence, Nov. 24,1 5.5.tf.
; GUKb. A ee.tt assortment of thj hta,
j -LJ pubiicatrons. Novel A'c. for sale hy
Nov. 24. AVOODW'ABD & FILLET.
STATIONERV. A complete issortmcnt f
varieties of Paper, Pens, Pencils. Inks, F
velopes, Memorandum Books, Diaries for lSj
&c. fcc, for sale cheap br ' '
Nov. U. WOODWAED
BOTANIC MEDICINES. An extensive
sortment of Herbs, Leaves nnJ lioots, froa
the 'Shaker Gardens; for salo by
Nov. 24. WUUDWAED & F1SLET.
aUININE, PERUVIAN B ARK, Src. T
tail, as cheap as ever, in ite of their cy-
city, at tho Drug Store of
j Nov. 24. ' WOODWARD &
pATENT MEDICINES. All the best asi
X most popular ones oi ina uaj, iorMi e pj
Nov. 24. WOODWARD to FIN LEY.
l ry A1NTS. An ex!
: X Varnishes of a!
j ris' Paint Mill ;n for
A1NTS. An extensive npp'y of Paiuta txl
I description. Also "hat.
for sale bv
Nov. 2i. , WOODWAUD & FI5LET.
OILS. Linseed, Olive, Castor, ljud, To
ner's, and Neatfoot Oil. for sale bv
Nov. ii. WOODWAED o: F1NLFJ.
BRUSHES Of all norts and sizes, bv
Nov. 24. WOOD WAKi) & FiNLZT.
Hnna for the Vegetables !
fTlIIE subscriber would inform th ttik
JL luhabitants of awreno und vi .unity u
norant of the fact, that he has a.-;uallr mi.
cceded in obtaining a supply of most kinds 0
anti-scorbutic Articles of dieL which hu
lor sale at his NEW PROVISION' SUKE,S(
ly Massachusetts street, lie is now twirni;
pro vj 112 to all coUcrUiJ, tliul.it is far lu.r.
healthy to live on vegetables than on m&tt-t,
course from perfectly disinterested motives, h
has made arran.?cnieuts for the running
team regularly to the Mother country, so tiu:
he hones to be able to keep ou Land conslaiilr
enough of the articles calculated to resale the f
sciice from the market of almost every thing v. I
Miss(uri pork. I
peu.es 01 tne 1 copse, to utono ior ma nnj
-ry j: or alo us aoovo bcnuriNK rtoca ui.
superior Situ Wheat, at tho hwet luari
prices. C. STEAliNS
Lawrence, Sept. 8, 1S."5. 6m
U. 1'AliTtIOOK, 1. SMITH, W. II. SH ITU, U. S. 11
Partridge & Ca., -
W WHOLESALE GlW)i:EIlS n l Comml
Mi'ii and Forwarding M.-rchaiits, Nj. s
North ife:oud-st.,i.'Lbui.'i. Mo., will rnae a
end cash advances' a consignments ot pr.lui
for sale iu St. Louis, New Orleans, New IV.
und lioston. ' .
JSt. Louis, Oct. 27, '55.ly.
H. Wells & Co.,
1: OREXCK, MM.t onufla.tQrrm of We'i
Patent Poitablo Saw Mills; adniittcl tie
best in the United States. Sintrle mills witht
inch to 1 2 inch Saw Double Mills, adapted
ciiitmgall sizeil Jors t 4 fevt in diameter
Child's Circular Saw Mills constantly on hid
Mills shipped to ny part of the coaatry, mxtn-i
ly bxed, warranto! to pve satisfaction.
Florence, Ma.s., Au?. !', 'iS. 2m.
r Q. P. Lowrey. v
ATTORNEY AT LAW. ami ; General Ul
Apent, Lawrence, K. T.
UtFEKENcEs : Ibn. An-lrew If . Ifcvdcr. C
S. C. Pomroy . Lawrcn-c ; Win, C. liryaut. E-u
New York i itv; Hon. Aia Pack :r, Mail- hOiuni
Pa.; Ilon.WilberOurUs, Gi. liarrioRton, M
Lawrence, Oct. 27,5-3.-tf
G. W. Brown,
COMMISSIONER of DEEDS, and other U
stmments of Writing under Seal, and Depo
sitions for Pennsylvania," Masachuett, V;
mont. Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, and New Yurk,wii.
attend to the duties of his oiiioe on application ft-
tlie 11 lea LP or r kseoom omec. .
Lawrence, May 12, tf.
4 LL rersons are herebv notifod th.tas
X as the land otfice is oioncd, I shall pre-tw;4
tho N. W. quarter of section 2i, 11 19, sec.
Said claim I took on tho 2Hh d:ty of Mri
last. G. W. DE1TZLEK.
, Lawrenoe, Dec. 29, 18-w. 4 J-Jm
i n TONS of liar enl 5 bushels of Corn f
J U salt) cheap for eah, ona and a lialf tuiW
N. H . of Lawrence, oy
Jan. 12. 2t E. II. WATESMAN.
pITY SDEVEYOa AND CIVIL ENGINEER
V- i. ah Main nrw'i. i rpiif, it i
Farm Claisis for . Sale.
T-have several Verr uprior FAKJI CLAIU
JL eft with me for sale, to which I invite the
teution 01 those desiring i:proed lamia :
Kansas. Two claims are fiuitiusl CKnun"
eah other, and should be ptirJi.-;sd by diiTens
indivuloals who are connected in business.
is all timber, tlte other ad pruirie. 1 Itere w 4
double hg. house and forty arv .unJef
fL-nce oh one of tho claims. --
Another rhiiin four ini.es from Lwrene.
same do-tan. e frour L.-onipUn. ll jfxm on tla
and about 15 acres planted. , I
Also a claim three miles from Lawrence. nerv
covers 1 with timber suitable for sawiazpanr
sen. Lo cabin und thirteen, acres uuJer 21
Books, Statloaerv and Fancv Artiru.
erence to me wana of this commanU.
rail fence on premises. t j
The above, with several other "choice at1
will be pointed out to those desiring itnpTt r
lauds in Kansas. : tf !
Z l1srsons having claims to sell, as well
tb'jae desirinz to bay,hukl call on m at
O. Y. BEOWX
:'" Lawrenea.Sept-'S0,,A5. , :
TTAVIXG procured the agency of Sxo't
I'raiAs and Farming PUhcs, manufactured
Bell ville. III., we are prepared to nil ail or4i
from Kansas Territory and elsewhere.- f
; These Flow ara 'manufactured eiiressly ft
the wants of tho West, and with a view to unnr
biiity. See. Their meiits have been folly tev4
nd thus we an freely recommend tliem.
;PerKns orderi22ean raihje of tiifishus Vf'f
disscription, &.vy front lm .-baractcT of soil t'f.
strength of team. . Th Prairie Flow are fr
14 to SO inches furrow, or htr,rer if ordered, it
Corn or? Farming ritrwn vary in, size from
liorse Xo. 4, to "o. 5, 5W. LsrM .Ttu lh
J9 Lertt, St. J" J f
mil ATI "dia,oo lSih.day of Decamp
i'take'th-j Claim jtbanaone.1 by Mintin g
fani3.ni:ni thd Cfc-im of 1 U. Vitcr'?
'the a,t,twoailes est of Lurwk. li5?'
tnftiJn ul fMriii.fretu tress ijassin?
' said Ciaim, as I intend to ctter tlw
.'-proper time." - SCVDDll