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;usiirally- -iu.iividu ally--Ijy convention- -by I Ki'
press by lie voice. In every way which Northern
feeling ever fvids utterance, lot it now ho heard, like
lie sound nl many mingling waters. Let it nut he an
uncertain mind. Let there he no "(" to net ns a
peacemaker beteen truth nnil a lie: no "bul',
"Which is a j-iiler to bring frrlh
S ime monstrous malefactor."
Let evprv voice that snoaks, say to the South ns
nor "We will abolish Slavery in our measure imme
liiatiiy. We wiix n t iioi.o flavin with v u
another Hoin! Thpn those who look upon our im
lion crying, "roto pi;rpetuun will have their heart's
desire. Whoso, in this field of right, bows incVspnir,
shall reap a glorious harvest. Whoso loselh his life
shall Hod it- Whoso dissolves his union with slave
holders, shall in thai same proportion, preserve theso
States united and sofa. Tliore is hut one danger to
uur country rr to ourselves falsehood to our free
principles. If pven 90 few im wc, continue faithful
to these, the basil only of our Union will he changed
from Slavery to Freedom, while tho Union itself
will bo more stronpl" cementrd 'linn it has ever he-fore
heen. To lhii work we would devote ourselves,
though wo alone, should he left to carry it forward.
But we lire not alone. The spirits of the good ami
great of nil ages are round nliout our humble hand.
The souls of those who have left this work to us in
solemn testament of death, are cvertnoro strengthen
ing our weakness. To this end was the world made,
that all men should be it.i:k; and therefore the suc
cess of the American Anti Slavery Society ij sure.
From the Providence Gazette.
Gov. Dorr released!
We stop the press to announce the fact that tho hill
before the Legislature for the liberation of Governor
Dorr, and for a general amnesty, as given in our leg
islative proceedings, was passed into a law yesterday
morning, Juno C'lth.
The new, togcthoi with nn authenticated copy of
tho not, wan brought to this city yesterriuy at half
past six o'clock, and was immediately carried over to
tho prison hy Walter S. Burges, who took with him n
carriage to receive Gov. Dorr, and convey him from
the loathsomo sccno of his wrongs and sufferings,
who is now, at 34 o'clock, making preparations to
quit the prison. Hundreds ot citizens aro crowding
the prison door and hundreds nmre, in carriages, on
horseback and on fool, are thronging (he roads leading
to that hated place, to get a glimpso of this victim ol
persecution and once more welcomo him on his resto
ration to his friends, tho people and to tho world.
Ho comos forth, not restored to his civil rights, but
lie conies to receive a joyful welcomo, and :hu deep
est sympathy and tho warmest reception, from a peo
ple, who high'y appreciate his public services und
noble sacrifices in their behalf. Tho citizens, aro an
imated by a warm and generous enthusiasm hy this
event, but tho most ccmmcndablo trauquility prevuils
in the city.
The loud booming of tho canncn from Smith's and
Federal Hills, and the waving of tho Hags from the
hickory pole and flag staves, give unequivocal tokens
of the general and undisguised joy which pervades
all ranks and sexes in the city. Gov. Dorr is now
restored to his liberty, nod tho people are rej aicing
with exceeding groat joy.
From the Liberty Herald.
JEFFERSON, July 5, 1845.
Mr. TAtT, Dear Sir: Wa have hud another
treat in the exhibition of Abby Kelley and her asuo
elates, who have been hero a couple of days,uuder the
wing of Mr. Giddings, preaching Dissolution.
Thero arc some facts connected with this matter,
which go to enrich tho exhibition, nnd show up some
of the performers to admiration.
It appeer3 that Mr. J. R. Giddings, ITon. perhaps I
night to soy, has heen in correspondence with our friend
Abby, and by written communications passing be
tween tho two, it was agreed that Miss Kelley should
get in ahead of tho meetings of thu Ohio Anti-slave
ry oocicty, with a view as is well known, ol forestall
iug public opinion, and creating a prejudice against
tho liberty-loving part of tho abolitionists. Tho re
sult shows that there was another compact entered in
to between these anti-compromisers, which seems to
he no less than that Giddings on his part, agrees to
endorse the sentiments of Madam Kelloy, Disunion,
on condition that she should praise tho whig party
and call Mr. Giddings a great man. Tho way that
scene opens is rich in thu extreme. The Hern of the
wash tub, as she calls herself, led off, and fullfillod to
tho letter her part of the undertaking, praising the
whigs and extolling Giddings, and '.hen called upon
Mr. Giddings to fulfil his part of tho compact, But
it appears that Giddings understood (ho contract to
be that ho was tn give his silent, dignified approbation
of her course that an Hon. was only tostnnd by and
look on opprovingly, without any public pledge of his
adhcrnnceto any specific point from which he could
not back out if necessary, and coma out upon some
other tack. But Abby would not thus bo trifled with .
Sho laid down her positions that tbo Government was
conceived in sin and brought forth in iniquity. That
the Constitution of the United States was a pro-slave-ry
document. That each and every person swearing
to support or voting unJor that Constitution, was
hound by his oath to suppnrt iho system of slavery.
That the only means of abolishing slavery was a Dis
solution of the Union or an annihilation of tho Fed
eral Government and then called upon Mr. Gid
ilinqstogivo in public his assent or dissent to each of
her propositions. Mr. G. manifested exlrcmo reluc
tunce to commit himself and, had it not been that the
wholo assembly seconded her call, and demanded of
him tho fulfillmont of he pledge, he would have dodg
ed the question, and come off with flying colors on
whichever side of the fence he might, nave tnougnt
most convenient, or best calculated to give him $S
per day and travelling expenses tho longest period of
ime. Mr. Giddings took the stand and said: "In
what the Lady has said I find no point on which I can
disagree. I have heard no sotilitnoal to which I would
jiol respond Amen."
- - '"'".." wnc in trouble, it was a cause
fur Jivoifc fioni his 1. .vli., spvufe, lint the should in
llict the eMiemn cruelly upon him of calling him out
on that nrrnsion, and it was necessary that some
inental'rtservaliun tluuM ha und.) in favor of hi?
own dear :S per day and travelling expense?, nod
that came up in the form of a promiso that he would
reconsider the constitutional question not of slavery,
for of that ho was salir-fied, hut of his ability to
adopt Ihir non-resistant principles und dissolution mea
sures ol Ai'hy Jvelley nod escape t ho imputation
perjury which she hail been lavishing upon nil w
had the hardihood to cast a vote under the Constitu
tion, and still call iheintelvcs abolitionists. It was a
rich rpecimen of woman' inhumanity to man, to s.e
Giddings standing under the pulpit, piously calling
upon God to witness his sincerity, while ho was
writhing under tho infliction of tho penalty of his
compromise, and striving to work in some saving
clauao in such n manner (is to still retain his sunt in
Congress all that was wanting to niako tho whole
farce comploic, was a pocket full of Guiding' Gar
land Forgeries, of tho truth of which ho had ni
dence l ist fall as.-ftrong as any ovidonco of the truth
of Holy writ.
You niay hear from me again.
Yours, A. DAG LEY.
From the Liberty Herald.
Mit. Tait, Snt: Your Herald of last week has
just fallen under my eye. It contains a tissue of the
most bnso und impudent falsehoods, over the signatuic
"A. Btigley." It is not my custom to mako ony re
ply to newspaper sqmlis, slanders, misrepresentations
or ridicule; but in this one instance 1 depart from my
wonted course. Not that I design to defend Mr. Gid
dings' reputation or my own. Mr. G.'s character is
sufficiently well understood in this, his own neighbor
hood. As for myself, if I nm na faithful to tho truth
ns lie whom I desire to fallow, I shall, like Him, he
without reputation. My object is to call on tlio pub
lic to brand ihu writer of the article to which I refer,
ns utterly dislitulo of common honesty, and never
again to Le trusted, till hu shall have lived n long life
of repentunre. I know not who that writer is, wheth
er man, woman or child, I presumo it is not a child,
as there is a hardilocd of lying about it, whirl) no
child, f think, could have acquired. For the honor of
my sex, I trust it is not a woman, and I therefore uso
the masculine pronoun in referring to tho writer.
lie speuks witli the coolest aisuraace of nn ogree-
ment between Mr. Giddings nr.d myself, ns to the
holding of meetings with n view lo frustrating public
opinion, and creating prejudice ngninst tho liberty
loving party of fie abolitionists. Mr. G. had noth
ing to do with fixing tho lima of our meetings, nnd
knew nothing of our appointments (ill wo wrote him
a request, that ho would s.-o that they were notified.
In the letter making this request, wo distinctly stuted
to him, tint, although wo did not agree with him ns to
measures, yet, ns ho was an abolitionist, as well J is a
Iriend of free discussion, we presumed ho would eo
tar aid us ns lo give our notices. Indeed, wo wrote
lo him, enly as wo did to Mr. Hutchins, in relation to
our warren meeting, and Inero was qiito as much
agreement between Mr. II. nnd myself to thwart the
wnigs and aid tho Jjiberly party, as there was net ween
Mr. G and myself to thwart tho Liberty party and
But there issomething exceedingly rich in the bold
and deliberate manner ol stating another falsehood
when ho says Mr. Giddings agrees to "endorse inv
sentiments on disunion, if I would prniso tho whigs
and call Mr. G. a great man." I have heard of false
hoods mado out of wholo cloth, but this is modo of no
cloth nt all. It must have sprung from tho foulest
place in a terribly foul brain.
But I will proceed no farthor. Tho article is nil
of a piece, and too filihy for dissection. That its
author may bo speedily brought to repentance, is the
sincciro and earnest prayer of
Yours for veracity,
P. G. A word of comment on your editorial of
lat-t week, which has my namo for i's caption. hy
did you not, as requested, publish tho nolo sent you,
not at my suggestion, but by Mr. Jones? Tint would
havo corroded your misrepresentations, and saved
you a long artielo of farther misrepresen t r.s. Do
you not daro allow free discussion?
I now again state, that the American Ami Slavery
Society is no more opposed to human governments,
than is tho Presbyterian Church or tho Liberty Tarty.
It opposes no governments hut those which support
Slavery. As to my individual opinions on religions
or governments, I do not conceive that they have any
business in the meetings of that Society, but ns you
misrepresent me in your paper, I will make the cor
rection. 1 am not opposed to any human government
that docs not contravene the government of God.
lEWVLISBON, AUGUST 1, 1845.
"1 love anitation when there is cuue for it tho alarm
bell which startles the inhabitants of a city, saves them
from being burned in their beds. - t.dmund harkc.
Dr Bailey and Comeouterism.
We perceive by tho Philanthropist of July 9th, that
Dr. B lily has dissolved his connection with the Meth
odist Protestant church.
We havo respect for the man who leaves his popular
pro-slavery party, and tells his Whig or Democratic
orothren that their practice gives tho lie to their pro
fession, and that he considers membership in their
party derogatory to the character of a freeman. We
have more respect because the sacrifice is groator
for tho man who forsakes his religious sect as a testi
mony against its pro Hlaycry character, and tells the
brethren whom he has left behind, that they aro false
their trust, rocreant to thoir duty, and that thoir as
sociation is unworthy tho namo of a christian church,
We supposed from the promineut position Dr. Eaily
occupies as a Liberty party man, that ho left his for
mer purty in the manner above mentioned if so, wo
c. mu.i.nd him f -I it. II,.: :-.), ,i , from ir -li
was, however dm-in a v.'ry .liiftrcnt way from ihai
tnwhifh wn hr.vBbrirli,' p-fcrrcd. We did not ex
pect hotter of him; for tho man who hel.irgs to a par
ty vl.ich places politic higher than religion, or in
other wf-rds, requires a nun prrf.Ti s'an larl of inor
iili'y from Ihe politichn linn (be religionist, will not
He Hl;ety lodeil very h us'ily v.uhiao clrirch how.
ever corrupt it may be. Ejt perhaps in this matter
of politics, we hivo heretofore given the D. morn
than his due; for ho savs "we n?snmo not to pro
nounce judgment up in thos-j who ,v.m continued nd
heston (to sect or party) iipi.n tho whole." This
is his profession, hut whM ii hi3 practice as a member
of the Liberty party? D .es not tint, with its m flti
plicily r.f machinery continui'ly condemi ndhc?ion
to the other parties? Will not Whigs and l)jtn jcm's
scornfjlly laugh nt the L .slor' abortion til it ha djos
not condemn thorn?
In his letter or resignation lu infor m ihn church,
that although it is gravely delinquent on tha guhpet
of slavery, and hoi Ji a peculi ir connottion with the
evil; thai although tho great nnjirity of its members
neglect Iho duly of sympathizing with llnsj in bonds
as bound with them, yet hi "d icj not question tbo
christian character rf im membership." If we
rightly understand thi?, it ig a very p ilito way of
saying "you ore a parcel of hypjcnles, bjt quite an
honest set of fellows oftrrall."
Tho Dr. is identifi td with Liberty Partv, is ac
knowledged as one of its Ladsrs in Ohio. Th a party
says you must supp rt no ni in for oflL-e who is in con -nectioT
with cither tho H';igor P-jnvicratic parties.
They ought not to be trusteJ so lung as they remaio
in lhat connection. The Dr. in hi-; roplyto Iho lei
ernf EJward S.niih, spwkin:; of tlii connection ol
Librrty party mon with pro si v?rv church-! stys:
'It is true that Iho lead ts of ih ! Lih.-riy party i.i
Cincinnati oio connects"! with C'utrck'.M which h:iv
notndoptu.l nnti-slav ,-ry ground; b it tin man uh
should say lint litis circu .n.-t-meo Ins e.-or abitjl
their z?al in ihu causi of fr-ed-nn, restrained or n
nnv refppct or degree mod C -d th.jir c-fl'ir's to adv-mci;
this o-.use, would bear false witness ng ijnst them."
We would ns!; Liberty party whethur it would
like to have this doctrine applied to Whig and Damo
cratic parties. Let us see how the cstraal will read
thus applied :
"It istrua that Iho leaders of AhMilianhm in Cin"
cir.r.ati arc connected with political parties which
hnvo not ndopted nnti-slavery ground; but the man
who should say that this circumstance h is ever elm
ted thoir -zeal in iho c.iuse of fr 'ej .mi, res'.niivd or in
any respect or degreo modified their efforts in advance
this cause, would bear la.'sa wiineas against iham."
The Whigs and D -mocrats would doubtless bu ns
much pleased to havn Liberty party preach this doc
trine, as are the pro slavery sects to hiwo the Doctor's
original. Tho views of the Philanthropist will of
couro commend themselves to all Liberty patty men
who wish to remain ecclesiastically.- pro-blnverv ; but
"when tho Devil gets the man, what will become of
the Bishop?'' Wo suppose wo oubt to reverse this
saying, na Liberty party requires the man lo ha bet
ter ns a mnn, lhaii as a Bishop. j
The tUwuid notion cf being able lo vo'o down e'a
very whilo you treat it in the. church as christian,
could ut.ly havo originated in tin brain of that party
which ns absurdly strives to prove a pro slaverv
compact to bo nn anti-slavery Cmvitution, and its;
practice is truly laughable. A man aal.s Liberty pHr
ty fur votes. IIo wnnts to be surveyor or constable.
It appears ho is a Whig or a Democrat. lie is not to
bp trusted, says Liberty party; let bin leave his pro
slavery party and wo will then give him an office, cr
tryto. We admit ho is a very good christian, prop
erly qualified to be D:acon, or Eider, or even Minis
ter of our Church, nnd if ho wishes it, wo will ap
point him to any of these offices, but don't ask us to
vote fur him at the polls, for ho is not fit cither to
mend a road or arrest a criminal .
If yvo judged from the testimony of actions, we
should think that that party had no very exalted idea
of Christianity, inasmuch as tho man whom it regard
as a worthy teacher of its doctrines, drinking nt the
fount of iurpiralion, is considered unlit to receive ttie
meanest office in thu gift of tho politician.
Thomas W. Dorr.
A great deal of sympathy has been expressed for
Thos. W, Dorr in consequence of his imprisonment
which wo are glnd to say is terminated. It was con
tended by his friends that ho was guilty of no crime,
and therefore that his punishment was unjust nnd
cruel. Wo do not intend to enquire whether the law
under which he was condemned was cruel or humane,
constitutional nr unconstitutional, but merely to assert
the fuel, tha! if he was unjustly incarcerated, the
millions who are grinding in the prison house of
southern slavery are at least as unjustly imprisoned
that if he was cruelly treated, their condition is e
thousand times worse that if iC was entitled to our
sympathy, they have far greater claims to our com
miseration. Have the Dcmocruls of our land so little eympailiy
lor diofe who ire hfj is'ly and cr.ieily treated, tint
one min absorbs it all? Why j., j, ihat hundre.b . t'
Dsmorraticfinthcringshave sent forth resolutions ex
pressing their sympathy with the D.irr of Rhode L
land, nnd containing burning words of rebuke nod
condemnation for his oppressors; while thu condition
.f millions of D .rrs in the S mth, nnd the conduct of
die tyrants there, received not even n word of passim,
comment? It has been suggpg'.ed to us that political
capital could bo mnde out of sympathy li r I)..rr.
while sympathy for tho slavu yields no material from
which can be manufactured such a labric. Cun ling
be the reason? Who will answer?
We see that Dorr refuses to take the onth of alle
giance to tho State; nnd why? Dots ho believo its
government to bo unjust and oppressive? W'c be
lieve the government of the United Stales to bp full ns
unjust nnd oppressive, arrogating to ileelf powers not
"derived from Ihe consent of ttie governed," nnd giv.
mg in its Cons iiution "solemn guarantees" as Web
ster calls them to tho system of slavery. Does ho
n -Tost) becauso it is a usurpation of powei ? The Uni
ted States government is ns great a usurper; its Con.
stitution opens wiih a he, declaring it wai ordnincd
hy "we tho people" when one sixth of ihe people
had not a single representatives there, and the Cramers
of the Constitution knew it. As well might Victoria,
and her minicters nrrogaie to themselves the title of
"we Iho peoplo" ns for tho framers of tho Constitu
tioo s' to do under ihe circumstances which witness
ed their assembling.
Our objections lo taking the oath of allegiance to
th U. Slnles governmout are ns well grounded ns
sro Dorr's (o swearing tn support tho Uhode Liana
S-ntn government, and we think ihem fur stronger.
B raus-e nf the stand we have thus taken wc have
b-cu denounced dB no government men: is Tm. W.
Dirr a no govoruincnt man? Who will anvei?
Wc do not hke to engage in uontetss try controver
sy, but when misrepresentations are mudo which nro
calculated to injuriously nff:ct .ho cau.se we advocate,
wb leel culled upon to notice them. Of such a char
acter was Iho lL-rald's editorial notice of our nntici
piated meeting? at Warren, in which tho agents of tho
Am. Society were held up lo the public us Iho repre
sentatives of the no government party in iho East.
At the first meeting which they held iheie, they deni
ed the charge, nnd stated that the edi or, in what h?
said, manifested cither a hick of honesty ,or of iplelli
gence. The history of iho controversy between New
and Old Organization wag open to him, nnd if he
tnuld draw from thai, or any other source, evidence
to eurlAin his charge, w hy did he not produce it when
We would rather attribute his misrepresentation to,
ignorance, than to dishonesty ,- and had be promptly
made tho retraction when ho found himself unnbln to
prove his charge, no suspicion of dishonesty would
h iv;) ntlnchcd to him. Tho next No. of the Herald
contained no nllus-ion whatever to the nniller; not u
shadow of evidence lo sustain his charge, not a word
f explanation. The Editor doubtless thought tho
hi Iter way was to preserve a dignili -d silence, but
unfortunately for himself, there were some who were
not content with that mode of procedure, and one of
'hose whom he hod so grossly misrepresented, sei.t
him the following note:
Mil Tait: I havo juet seen the IlemM of Julv
h, and wns mucn surprised to find lint it contained
no correction of Iho misstatement which was in your
editorial of Iho previous number. You know ibe
statement to which I refor: it was in substance that
mycclf and associates were the agents or representa
tives of the no government party of abolitionists.
You may remember that wo staled at our meeting in
Warren, that the Editor who made the charge was
either not sufficiently intelligent to conduct a paper,
eiso was dithonest; and ws called upon you either
retract, and make the retraction as public as your
charge, or else bring forward the proof upon which
was bnscd, for tho truth of the charge we utterly
and unqualified! denied. You have done neither:
and on behalf of myself and associates, wo ask tf
you as an act of justice to ourselves und the society
wo represent tho Am. A. S. Society to give this
communication a conspicinus insertion; In record our
denial of the charge, and our demand of proof or a
prompt nnd explicit retraction. If von do not pre
sent tho one, or make the other, iho inference we draw
from your conduct will bo far from favorable, either
yourself personally or the cause your represent.
BENJ. S. JONES.
Instead of having the manliness and fairness lo
publish it as requested, he wrote on editorial on "Ab
Kelley." Io his first article he charged thorn with
being opposed to Liberty party, with advocating a
dissolution of tho Union, and in favor of no-govern-
mentiMn. The first two charges their lectures fully
confirmed, and tho last disproved. It was the last
charge, and that alone, which in Warren they told
was false, and whose falsehood they ro asserted
tho above letter. What folly then for him lo talk
about the first two, and by showing that tho agents of
Am. Society were opposed to Liberty party, anil
favor cf Dissolution, try and win character for