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nrt nf gflu from liimstlf cf Bridget toliii mother, in
2'., anolh-r (Vim his mother back to himself in
S35,ag nlfl.) tho act of salo to P.elmonti in li)3S.
In tho salo of 19'.J2, iho uga of the B"l Bridget wns
stated to bo 23, and inihegtlc of l!i3S, lliree years
p.rii-rwnril, to boS'J. Miller also rlenied that he hnd
purchased ihe service of Daniel Muller as a rcdemp
tioncrof 1819.
' A great amount of evidence was produced on liolh
sides, but we cannot allude In it. The pamphlet be
lore us :e pretty full on that head. The Judge of the
District Court, however, gave judgment against the
plaintilF. A motion was made fur a pew trial and
refused. An appeal was then taken to the Supreme
Court, and, during the investigation, additional and
important testimony in favor of Sally Miller wiib ob
tained. After very able arguments of Counsel, the
Court, on the 21st insl., decided in favor of the plain
tiff. The Court, in concluding their opinion, say
"After the most mature consideration of the case, trc
are of the opinion that the plaintiff is free, and it
is our duly to declare her to be so."
Such is a brief statement of this extraordinary caw
The pamphlet, just published at the instance nf one
of the Counsel engaged in behalf of Sally Miller,
contains materials enough for a most thrilling romance.
Communications.
Vu nave no idea that the fulluwing letter was sent
us with a view to publication,but thinking perhaps that
by giving it a place in our columns we might encour
ngo our friends to be up and doing for our little sheet,
wo have concluded to send it abroad. We don't
know but some of our friends have boen so long ac
customed to feed on "8mal I potatoes," that they will
not at first be able to swallow "Anti slavery in its
big meaning;" to such we would say in the words of
the snng "Try, try agaiu."
To the Editor of the Bugle.
Dear Sir: 1 see in the"Libortv Advocate," pub
lished at Cadiz a notice of your "Bugle." Just look
at that notice, will you? Its all I want to know of
that man's "Liberty." Its just the kind for Slavery
to rejoice at. 1 have been taking the Cadiz "Liber
ty" paper ever since it first breathed, but I'll send
this 2nd No. back and toll the "man" to "strike mv
name from the Notingham list I cannot do that work"
but I'll take your Bugle. God send it among the
people to awaken them to a knowledge of the relig
ious and political hypocrisy so rifo in the land. J
don't know who you are, tho pious Liberty man of
the " Advocate" Jid'nt give your name or terms, but
send ou the Bugle. May-be you'll hear from us
egain. Yours for Anti-slavery in its big meaning,
AMOS H. WILLIS.
Freeport, July 7th, 1845.
03-Tho following communication was designed for
the first No. of the Bugle, but was crowded out; we
insert it this w6ok with some necessary abridgment:
COLUMBIANA, 6th mo., 1845.
Dear Editor: Being present at the meeting of
the Executive Committee when they agreed to issuo
the "Anti-Slavery Bugle,1' and nut knowing what
- you may have for the paper this week, it occurs to
me that 1 will say a lew words lor your encourage
tnont. .
It was a lucky thought; that which will bring the
"Anti Slavery Bugle" into being. 'Twas nut con
ceived, as I understand it, to be the mouth-piece of
tho tyrant or his wicked abettor to blow upon; nor
yet to be the instrument in the hands ot any political
scheming demagogue. No, No! none of these.
Tho "Buglo" must sound no notes but those of the
highest, sternest morality and the most rigid anti
slavery faith. If the abolitionists of Ohio have not
learned bew to make music upon it, it is high time
they wera learning- Tho people all around are
sleeping upon their posts; we faithless have cried in
their ears "All's well"! and thus lulled them to
slumber; our sentinel is put to death on bis sentry
box; the outposts are being taken, not in fair and hon
orable combat, but by political intrigue; thay cry
out, our breast-plate is the "Constitution," and as a
shield of defence clings around the momory of the
"l athers ol the Country." Our soldiers have been
heretofore deluded; thsy have said to us we cannot
light these men; they are friends, not enemies. But
apart from the figure. Our friends will tell us "you
are deceived Liberty party here is not Ltbertv party
in the east." And may not our friends bo deceived
alsot Is there not as much possibility of their being
deceived asw er
All we want is, to get the people aroused: the
llugle is to do this. All over the land reigns a doa;h
like slumber; the people are "constitutionally" mor
bid. With one mighty blast of our instrument we
can awakon them; and we ought to send forth such
an alarm as will startle the young Lion or the West
What though for a time our Bugle note be but
dimlyrbeaidarnid the universal discord which so gra
tingly is poured upon our ears, yet the truth is strong,
And our motto, how glorious, "No union with slave'
holders." A little while ago and the banner paper,
the gallant Liberator, hoisted the motto, "My country
is the world my countrymen are all mankind," and
though right through the thickest of the fight has been
its course, braving perils on land and perils by sea,
end perils amongst false brethren, yet right onward
has it pressed. Though "like the wave-tossed
feather here and there" it seemed to the careless
watcher, so great was tho presure from its enemies.
That Gland was not too high. This is not. Lot our
Buglo then bu sounded and lot the welkin ring again,
"No union with slaveholders."
the
JOSEPH FUSSELL, JR.
The AnnexttioB papers talk of treating as pirates
'ihe crews of all privtteersmen under the Mexican ft ig,
Jn the event of war, in case the crews are not true
Mexicans; Mow would w like the tame rule applied
tout?
THE BUGLE.
NEW-LISIJOnjIJLY 25, 1845."
"I love agitation when there is cause for it the alarm-
bell which startles tho inhabitants of a city, saves them
from being burned in their beds."- Edmund Jlarke.
To our Readers and Friends.
The Executive Committee of the Ohio American
Anti Slavery Sacioty, in deciding to issue a paper
which should advocate the samo high standard of
Abolitionism as that adopted by the Parent Society,
were not unconscious of the great responsibilities
they were assuming; and nothing less than the im
perative call of duty could have induced them to
a lopt such a measure.
They know that there are thousands in this S'ate
whose hearts beat warmly in behalf of the slave
men and women whose desire it is to do all that they
rightfully may to strike off his fellers. M'wy ol
these have beun doluded and misguided by designing
demagogues, and iheir warm and gushing sympa
thies, instead of being permitted to flow onward in
freedom and in power, have been duinned up by po
litical manccuvrcing and diverted from tiieir proper
channel to subterve the interests of the Liberty Pur
ty. Shall weihow them a truer and better way?
Shall we preeunt tu them a higher standard nf High:
than that which they now have?
There is another, and a larger clasii of persons,
with whom the Committee feel should be established
some direct and frequent mode of communication
those who now are ignorantly persecuting the advo
cates of Ihe truths of Jesus, and in their blindness,
think with Saul, that they are verily doing God ser
vice. These, with a reasonable degree of exertion
on the part of aboliiionis'g may be enlightened, con
verted to, and confirmed in the Right. Shall those
exertions be made? The Committee have unfurled
their standard sheet they have sounded tho Bugle
call! Having themsslves turned away from the beg
garly elements of political squabbling, and feeling ol
a surely tnat Tru'.h unaided and alone trill triumph
that if preached in its purity without mingling wiih it
Expediency to make it more palatable but less power
ful,it will accomplish the work whereunto itisseni,tn'W
redeem the world from Error, will emancipate mnn
from his thraldom, and replace tho God-given crown
of honor and immortality upon his brow.
It is never inexpedient to leach the truth, the
whole truth, although its utterance may apparently
be attended with present disadvantage. The crucifix
ion of Jesus; tho pertecution and slaughter of his
early Disciples; the destruction of the Fathers in the
church by the wild beasts of the Roman tyrants less
savage and blood-thirsty than their masters; the
death by faggot and torture which to the christian
martyr was the means of truncation to a hotter life;
though all these at the first glance might seem to
present circumstances fraught with such discourage
ment as to render the preaching of the truth inexpe
dient, yet they but invigorate the true christian, re
new his spiritual life, and strengthen if possible his
confidence in the power of Truth, and the omnipo
tence of the God of Truth.
Truth struck to earth will rise again,
The eternal years of God's aro hers;
But Error wounded, writhes in pain
Aod dies amid its worshippers.
He who perceives a higher and a truer life', if true
lo himself, will strive to attain it, and will endeavor
to bring all others up lo the same point of excellence.
If he does not ihis, he is an unfaithful stoward, and
having received a talent from his Master, has hidden
it in a napkin and buried it in the earth. He bus
concealed a truth which God has made manifest to
his mind, but which belongs not to himself alone, bui
lo humanity a truth, which if preached with faith
fulness, is perchance destined to be the crowning
truth which shall finish the salvation of a world.
Unpopular then as may be tho doctrine of "No
union with Slaveholders" yet believing it to be true,
the Committee have inscribed it upon their sheet.
No other paper west of the mountains bears that mot
to. The Abolitionists of Eastern Pennsylvania, of
New York, and of New England have unfurled their
banufrs and written it upon the folds. Yonder, upon
the soil of Bunker's Height, beneath the very shadow
of time-honored and venerated Faneuil Hall, the
"Liberator" has long since been given to tho breeze;
and towering above the crowded metropolis of New
York, where the hurry of commerce, the din of busi
ness, and the conflict of selfish interests have almost
drowned the voice of truth, floats the National "Stand
ard" of American Abolitionists. In the Quaker
city of Pennsylvania, whose name, once synomo
mous with Brolherlg Love, has lost it beautiful si"
nification, (here are enough to sustain that banner
which is the glory of the true "Freeman;" and from
the hills of New England from the Whilo moun
tains of New Hampshire is heard the voice of a
"Herald of Freedom" cheering tho handful who
have rallied around the mountain standard, and suc
cessfully defended it from ihe attacks of open foes
and professed friends.
'Vcfiward tho star of Empire lakes its way!"
Ohio has heard iho call and responded to it. Her
fl.ig has been unfurled tho echo of Freedom's song
has fallen upon her ear, she has caught up the notes
and her Bugle is even now sounding throughout the
land. Shu 1 1 it be said that the Buckeye Stale is con
tent lo remain behind her older sisters in this glorious
enterprise? God forbid! Let those of us who pro
fess to love the cause of freedom, show at this time
(hat o-.ir love for it is cot an empty name. The Ex.
Committee have assumed a great responsibility in
the establishment of their paper, and have incurred
a very considerable expense. They need prompt and
liberal contributions to sustain them, and would be
glad if all the friends of tho cause would give as
God has blessed iliein in their means. If you can
spare bui Iweniy-five cents, give i( if fifty, contrib
ute that; and we know that there are those who for.
tho cunts we have written can read dollars; aye, and
some of ihrm can multiply (hem by ten, and not be
impoverished or really inconvenienced by their gift,
if we may cull that a gift which we owe to tho slave.
Liberty Party in Ohio has its many papers, and its
agents are traversing the State. The Ohio Ameri
can A. S. Society has heretofore had no paper, and
has at this time no lecturing agents. Is Old organi
zation is true and genuine abolitionism "so poor
tint there are none to do it reverencs?" Can it not
sustain one paper, mid send out agents as the Liberty
Party has done, and is doing? We answer in ihe
affirmative, and our Yes, is recorded with n heart full
of hope. We know that it can be dono, and we trust
it will be.
Be faithful, oh, bo faithful, to the True and to tho
Uiglit,--
God's presence shall be with you iu the thickest of the
fiulit.
He patient, oh, be patient, and unceasing labor on
Be faithful, and be patient till the victory is won.
Our object ig a glorious one; it is the overthrow
of slavery, tho enfranchisement of man, not by phys
ical means, for we hold not to Ihe ballot box or the
cartridge box, to legislative enactment or "cold steel"
as ihe remedy fur slavery. In the language of the
Declaration of Sentiments issued in '33 by the found
ers of the American A. S. Society: "Our princi
ples forbid the doing of evil thai good may come, and
lead us to reject, and entreat the oppressed to reject,
the uso of all carnal weapons for deliverance from
bondage: relying upon those which are spiritual, and
mighty through God to the pulling down of strong
holds."
"Our measures shall be such only as the opposi
tion of moral purity to moral corruption the des
truction of error by the potoncy of truth the over
throw of prejudice by the power of love and the
abolition of slavery by tho spirit of repentance."
We would that all felt tho superiority of moral
over political power, for the accomplishment of a mor
al end; they would then become redeemed from the
gambler-like spirit which actuates in a greater or less
degree ihe active politician, and would gladly forsake
the heat and iurmoil, and excitement of pelitical
squabbling, for the field of moral warfare, where,
although the contest is hot and fiorco, yet in tho very
height of the battle when blows fall thickest and
fastest, the soul is at peace with itself, and walks
amid ihe green pastures, and beside the still waters ol
eternal (ruth.
Friend, whoever you aio who reads this, if not al
ready a subscriber will you not give in your name
for our paper, and say to your acquaintance, "Come
and do likewise?" And we ask of you all whether
subscribers or non subscribers we ask you to do
what you can la exlond the circulation of our little
sheet, and promnily to make contributions to the
funds of oursocioiy. It is said "a word to the wise
is sufficient," let not the benevolent, let not the pro
fessed abolitionist require more: but if you bolieve
we (each the right doctrine, or if you wish to enquire
whether we are true or false prophets, give us your
aid. If you are not man enough to bear the strong
meat of our principles if you have not sufficient
moral strength lo lead you to desire to climb to the
highest visible point of true abolitionism if you are
determined to cling to your sect although it may be
as corrupt as slavery can make it if you are so wed
ded to your party as to love it better than principle
if you regard the laws of man as more binding
than those of God if you worship the idol Coostitu
lion above all which is pure, and beautiful, and holy,
then wo shall not look to you for co operation. But
if you wish to "prove all things, and hold fast to thai
which is good," we aak you to aid in the promotion of
that enterprise, which, in the language of the so-call
ed despotic aad half-civilized Bey of Tunis, "is for
the glory of mankind, to distinguish them from tlie
brute creation."
!
j
I
Convention at Marlboro'.
. Persons desirous to attend the Antislavery conven
tion at Marlboro' on the first of August next, who have
no acquaintance in the vicinity, will please call at J.
T. Shaw's store, where there will be a committee in
readiness lo inform them of places for accommodation.
The Deed Consummated.
Texas is annexed or rather slavery has consummated
ber triumph, and the U. States is annexed to Texas. We
well remember the utter loathing with which we read ol
the vile conduct of that band of marauders that horde of
plunderers from our midst who spread themselves over
Mexico's fair province of Texas, claiming it as their own,
and in defiance of the laws and wishes of the Mexican peo
ple, re-establishing slavery where it had been abolished.
We saw the lone star of Texas arise from a bloody horizon,
and peer like a one-eyed demon from amid the dark cloud
ot slavery by which it was surrounded. We heard the rob
ber battle-cry roll up from the plains of San Jacinto, and
greedy speculators who sought to coin their wealth from
the blood and tears of the oppressed; and political dema
gogues who wished to build up their power upon the palpi
tating heartsof human victims were found among us. They
basely responded to the pirate shout, and hordes of unprin
cipled men, thirsting for blood and greedy for gold, fearing
neither God nor man, sought a re-union with their tbrmer
comrades upon the plains of Texas.
Mexico was weak; torn with internal dissensions, and
having an inelTicient government bIis was powerless to ro
I conquer and reclaim her stolen province, aided as the rob-
bers were by the support of the people of this union. Tho
lone star triumphed; and tho scoundrels who peopled Tex-
as erected a govcrnmcntand claimed a place among the na
tions of the earth.
The slaveocracy of our land cast a wishful eye upon that
mtintl-V! It UAQ a nPW Anil rir-h onit el.unril urno rrrnttrinr.
lean; there she could better feed and become fat and strong.
Texas was demanded; northern whigs and democrats both
protested against its annexation to our territory the ruling
power of our nation made its promised acquisition a tin
qua non to their favor. Van Burcn objected to it, except
upon democratic grounds; idolized as ho was by his party,
Van llurcn was sacrificed. Clay had no objection, person
ally, and would favor its admission if it could bt honorably
accomplished; popular as was Clay, he was defeated. Polk,
unscrupulous as to the means, regardless as to the consc
quenccsof its annexation, was the favored of the slaveocra
cy, and he now sits upon tho presidential throne. But it
was not needed that he should do the deed, for one as un
principled and as unscrupulous as himself made the closing
act of his administration an act of deepest infamy. Deter
mined that his name should be wrttcn upon the scroll of
fame, and knowing that it could never be enshrined in glo
rious immortality, he chose rather to have it live in eternal
infamy, than to rot in oblivion. Verily, he will have his
reward; and when all other of his deeds shall be forgotten,
it will be remembered that John Tyler humbly proposed
to Texas that she should become annexed.
We hoped and believed that the influence of tho British
and French governments would so operate upon the Tex
an government and people as to save us the humiliating
sight of our annexation. But the deed is consummated, we
aro one people. Her wars are our wars, and her infamy
our infamy. The cup of our nation's transgression before
seemed full; this, perhaps, is the drop that will cause it to
overflow and call down tho just punishment of an ollbnded
God upon the violators of his !uw, the contemners of his
truth.
What now remains to bo done by the freemen of our
land? Will they still remain in connexion with robbers, in
the hope of evcntunlly outnumbering and overcoming them,
now that tho robber band is enlarged and strengthened!
Will they continue to swear to stand by the slaveholder,
nowthuthis power is increased, and the territory of hi j
depredations greatly extended! Will they be frcemen.bold
and uncompromising, or craven slaves afraid to speak?
Where are those Whigs who but a short time since decla
red they -vould regard the annexetion of Texas, as a virtual
dissolution of the union? what now is their battle-cry, or
aro they afraid to cry at all? Will Cassius M. Clay remem
ber his pledge to go for dissolution in the event of Texas
annexation? Let us hear the watchword of "Diiuniun"
from the soil of old Kentucky, uttered with that boldncn
which dwells in the bosom of the true American! What
may freedom now hope from our Liberty party friends on
the question of Dissolution? Alas, for her hopes if A Ivan
Stewart is to bo regarded as their mouth-piece, for he ha s
declared that he will sustain this union although slavery
and Texas are interwoven in the fabric, aye, and fight for
it whenever his services may be needed.
Ho, to tho rescue, friends of Frtedom! silence is now
criminal, and inaction is dishonor. Gird on your armor
like true men, unsheath your sword and throw fur from you
its scabbard, for this is no boy's play, but work for stalwart
men. Come to the battle field of freedom not that field
where carnago stalks abroad, and where men wield weap
ons of carnal warfare. Not such our battle field, nor such
our weapons. Our field is the moral field our sword, the
sword of the spiritour armor U from tho armory of heav
tn, and we lean for support on the right arm of Him who
was never toiled in battle. Then pause not, delay not! but
loudly and boldly proclaim, "The union is dissolved!"
"Up! while ye linger, darker yet
The shadow of our lame is growing;
Up! while ye pause our sun may set
In blood, around our allurs flowing.
Up! now for freedom, not in strife
Like lhat your sterner fathers saw,
The awful waste of human life,
The glory and the guilt of war;
But broak the yoke from age and youth,
And smite to earth oppression's rod,
With the resistless sword of Truth,
Made mighty through tho living God!"
The Union.
We have placed on our first page an extract from a
letter or the learned Blacksmith to (he recent Liberty
party convention at Cincinnati, which contains much
more poetry than truth. We have seldom read nny
thing which so greatly exalts the American union; it
seems lo us as though such clap trap eloquence would
better become thB glory.iotoxicated orator of the 4th
of July, or the newly-fledged bantling of the debating
school, than a man who possesses the common sense
which wo have always believed Elihu Burritt had. It
may do to gull the unthinking portion of the people,

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