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Poetry.
The Moral Warfare.
BY J. G. WHITTIER.
When freedom, nn her natal day,
Within her war-ro;kod cradle lay,
An iron race around her stood,
Uu lit ized her infant brows in blood,
And, tbro' the 6tnnn which round her swept
Thoir constant ward and watching kept.
Then whore fjnirt herds repngr,
Tho roar of baleful battle rug?,
And brethren of a common tonyno
To mortal ctrifo 19 ti;cr Fprung,
And every gift 00 Freedom's shrine
Was man for beset, and blood for winb!
Our fathers to their graves have pone;
Their strife is past their triumph won ;
Hut pterncr trial wait the rare
Which rises in llinir honored place
A M"R.w, wikpavb wiih Ihe crime
And folly of an evil time.
fl ) lot it be! In God's own might
We gird us for the coming fight.
And strong in flitn whoso cmisc is eurs
in conflict with unholy powers.
We grasp tho weapons Ho has given,
To Light, and Truth, and levc of Ik-aver..
Truth and Freedom.
BY WM. D. GALLAGHER.
For the Truth, then, let us battle,
Whatsoeyer fate betide!
Long the boast that we are Freemen,
We have made, and published wide.
IIo who has the Truth, and kocps it,
Keops what not to him belongs,
But performs a selfish action,
That his fellow mortal wrongs.
Ha who seeks the Truth, and tremblot
At the danger he must brave,
Is not fit to be a Freeman;
IIo at least is but 0 sluve.
He who hears the Truth, and places
lis high promptings under ban,
Loud may boast of all that's maul',
Bjt can never be a man.
Friend, this simple lay who readesf,
Be not thou like either them
But to Truth give utmost freedom,
And the tide it raises, stem.
Bold inEpooch.and hold in action,
Be for ever Time will lest,
Of the free-soul'd and the slavish,
Which fulfills life's mission best.
Bo thou like tho noble Roman
Scorn the threat that bids thee fear;
Speak! no matter what betides thee;
Let tbem strike, but make them hear!
Bo thou like the first Apostle
Bo thou like heroic Paul;
If n free thought seek expression ;
Speuk it boldly! speak it all!
Face thine enemies accusers;
Scorn the prison, rack, or rod!
And, if thou hast a Truth to utter,
Speak! and leave ths rest to God.
From the Youth's Monthly Visiter.
From the Youth's Monthly Visiter. The Duty---The Reward.
Every day hath toil ond trouble,
Every heart hath care;
Meekly bear thine own lull measure,
And thy brother's share.
Fear no!, shrink not, though the burden
Heavy to thee pro'e;
God shall fill tby mouth with gladness,
And thy heart with love.
Patiently enduring, ever
Let thy spirit bo
Bound by links, that cannot saver,
To Humanity !
Labor! wait! tby Master perish'd
Ere his task was done;
Count not lost thy fleeting moments,
Life hath but begun.
Labor ! and the seed thou sowest,
Water with thy tears;
God is faithful, he will give thoo
Answer to thy prayers.
Wait in hope! Though yet no verdure
Glad thy longing eyes,
Thou shall see the ripened harvest
Garntr'd in the skies.
Labor! wait! though midnight shadows
Gather round thee here,
And the storm above thee lowering,
Fill thy heart with fear
Wait.in hopn! tho morning dawncth,
-When the night is gone;
And a peaceful rest awaits thee,
When thy work is done.
Truth.
Truth crushed to earth will rice again,
The eteriiul v ear of God are hers,
But emir, wuunded, writhee in paio,
Aiidtlies umid its wotliij.r.
ry
Miscellaneous.
From the Cincinnati Gazette.
The Captured Ohioans—Virginia action.
The account we published last week of the forcible
capture of the Ohinnng of Washington county is true.
And more is true. Besides being dragged from their
houses eud families by foreign force, they have been
tried by a foreien tribunal, and remanded (0 jail, there
n remain until September, when the superior court of
Vircm-a shall sav whether they are felons or not.
This is a gross and glaring outrage, and one which
must not be submitted to, if there be power in the law
'o maintain the rights of the state, guarantied to us by
the constitution of the uni.m, or to defend the freedom
if the citizen which tho government is bound to pro
!ect. Let us first look 01 the facie, see what is decided,
understand the law, and (hen determine what shall be
done.
I As to the facts.
Ori the evening of tho flfli ult.,afier dtrk, six sluves,
belonging to Mr. Howard of Woad county, Virginia,
attempted to escape from bondage. 1 bny succeeded
in reaching (he bank on this side of the river, where i
large number of Ohioans were standing. Seven of
ibis Dumber were sent down towards the river, and
helped tht negroes in carrying the baggage up the hill.
At this moment, six Virginians, who were coucealed
in the bushes near by, rufhed upoa the crowd, disper
sed tbem. seizod three of the men who aided the slaves,
Messrs. Loraine, Garner and Thomai, of Washington
county, Ohio, forced ihnm on board of a boat, look
them before a magistral at Frkertburgb, Vo., by
whom ihoy were committed to prison.
2 As to what is decided.
Oo the lSih af July ibo trial of the Ihreo Ohioans
vns had before a special court f Wood couoty, Va.
The nuoslion before (he court wag, whether ii had ju
risdiction over the case? The witnesses, of course
the very men who seized the Ohioans, proved sub
stantially what we have stated. Upon (hi single
point ths issue rested. For the defence it was aaid
that all tho courts ar.d all the judges of the courts. from
chief justice Marshall down, whenever called upon to
decide the quislion, had held the doctrine that the law
of one state was imperative in another stale, end that
low water mark is the boundary of (he north west and
Inn been so settled bv law for the list 4T Tears. Tho
counsel for theetato was challeaLfd tu pioduce a de
csioo at war with this doctrine. Thit counsel, in re-
ply, claimed jurisdiction for Virgin to the top of lbs
nonh-westbank; that hr.r laws did extend beyond her
territory; and eases were put lo illustrate and prove
ttio necessity of maintaining this view. And the cal
lod court of Virginia sustained these doctrines, reusing
Vie motion of the prisoners1 counsel lo bail them, and
as we before said, remanded them to jail, there, lo re'
main until tried before Uic superior court of Virginia
in ncxi ocpiemocr.
H As to the law.
The position assumed hy the authorities of Virginia
is this: J hat citizens of Ohio, living here, and never
having set foot cn the soil of Virginia are yet amend
He lo her law. This doctrine is monstrous, and its
simple statement is enough to prove it. lis despotism
is so palpablo that free men. if possessing" & knowledge
of freedom, would reject it everywhere. From the
period of the Magna Charta, 'hen kings ruled with
almost omnipotent sway, to this time, there is not a
nation, nor a slate, which has not rejected this doc
trine. INor is there a civilized people on earth who
would submit to its enforcement.
We omit a portion of lha argument on tha legal
question.
The question is narrowed down by Virginia to (his
point, hor own statute; and if thit has f ower in this
state, it iias power in Indiana, nod she may draw our
citizens trom their homes at any time, or for any of
fence, ond be in effect our mistress and tho
mistress of tho Dation. We repel ell such
constructions. They are at war with every principle
ot law and liberty, with every sentiment of indepen
dence, and with every notion of sovereignty. And the
law and the expounders of low every where so affirm,
1 hoy do not leave the qnestion an open one. It
settled beyond the power of attack, exi.ept by despotic
means.
4 What shall we do?
Every citizen of Ohio owes allegiance In the slate
In return for ihnt allegiance the stale pledges itself to
protect him. 1 liese Oiiioans have been kidnapped
on our and their soil, and while violating no luw at
home, bv people from a foreign stale, and are now
held as felons in a foreign jail. Ohio owes it to her
dignity, her self respect, her sonao of right, to break
their bondaee and set them free. 1t will never do to
tolerate the idea lhat the people of Jnv stale may in
vade our territory by force and by force capture ond
imprison our citizens. We shall be despised, and
ought to be despised, as poltroon in spirit, and coward
at neart, it we sluggishly iold our arms and say no
thing and do nothing, to meet the vrongs of so out
rageousa character. No man need talk to us of the
character of the men seized in this particular case
None need speak of what they attempted to door did
Tho right lo seize ihe poorest and meanest citizen of
(.thin by force, confers if not resisted, ihe right to seize
the best citizen of the state. We have no alternative
left, then; we must defend these men; and Ihe public
voice should demand that the ublest counsel of the
stole be employed for this end. Let us sao whether
there bh virtue in Ihe writ of habeas corpus, or the
ia, and let us know, too, speedily whether the citi
zens of Virginia, or of any other stole, may invade
our soil, bear away our people, and daom them as fol
ons, against justice, right, and law, without remedy
on our part, except the last remedy which Gud and na
ture have put into our hands.
From the Liberator.
Joseph A. Dugdale.
'.Sit still, Friends, he's not a member of Society".!
I he above is a quotation from the words of Nicho
las Brown, as true a pries; as any religion can boast
whether Catholic or Protesiaot, although he is
known by the modest title of a 'distinguished minister
among Friends.' In order that the spirit of the re
marks may be more fully known, it will be necessa.
to explain 4 little. The Genesee 'Yearly Meet-
ing'hadjustcomfsofJT, and it had not proved a very
'quiet' one, or one very flattoriDg to those who array
themselves in opposition to tho movements of the
abolitionists. Amcng other things calculated to bring
up an agitation on the subject of slavery, was the
appoarance at the meeting of Joseph A. Dugdalo, of
Ohio, boma the opposers of ami slavery con
tended that Joseph had no right to a seat in the meet
ing, and was not a member, having been proscribed
in Ohio for his anti-slavery. After much contention,
during which, (as I am credibly informed, for I was
001 there,) JSicnolai isrou-n was foremost, and most
malignant against Joseph, he was finally suffered to
remain in lbs meeting as a member. During the
whole week, Nicholas is said never to have missed an
opportunity to abuse (if he was capable of Joiltg it)
Joseph and bis friends. Such is the great predomi
nance of passion in bis organisation, that I have nev
er seen him pass through a Yearly Meeting without
betraying, in the most ridiculous manner, his petu
lance. After (ho stormy Yearly Meeting, Joseph
came to this city, and was present at 'Friend's meet
ing1 on the 'first day' following. Nicholas 'came al
so among us.' Joseph spoke at considerable length,
to evident discomfiture of Nicholas, whose face de
picted his uneasiness. It was not till near the close
of his sermon, that he alluded to the great system of
American slavery. But the brief though fuithl'ul tes
timony he boro, was enough to raise the opposition
of bis 'evil genius,' (Nicholas ) Immediately after
Joseph took his seat, Nicholas arose, his face flushed
with passion, showing tho most distinct marks of,;.
uuwurigui anger, ana mace some very insoicni re
marks, among which I remember the following:
'Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing; thero ere as
many at this time as at any ago.' 'If Satan wan
ted most particularly to transform himself into an an
gel of light, he would bo very likely to be found un
der a Quaker garb.' (Let friend Brown apply this
to his pro slavery, under a 'Quaker garb ) lie final
ly concluded by saying that 'we had seen most fully
demonstrated that day, that the mountain was in la
bor, and brought forth a mouse'!! Immediately on
his taking his sent, Joseph, who is all mildness and
sweetness of temper, knelt down to pray. Tho
friends boganto arise, as is their usual custom, when
the words thai head ihisarticle wore spoken in an an
ihorativo tone, by Nicholas Brown: fj-'SIT STILL.
c'KIKNUS, UK'S NOT A MEMBER OF SOCI
ETY.'Q Let not tho 'Quakers' boast of having no
priests es long as such men are tolerated in their S
ciety. What priest, what 'hirling priest,' which Nich
olas Erown so stoutly denounces, would dare corn
biand an audience to 'ait still,' when an individual at
tempts to pray? It was an act which would mako a
common priest blush for shame, as many of the
friends of Nicholas did for him. Suo. barefacr-d
prisslly tyranny would not be tolerated bv any Or
thodox church in our land; and all (his display of
bigotry, intolerance and pjsBion, because Joseph A.
Dugdale spoke and tet'Z speak in belnlf of the op
pressed. Let it bo held up as a warning against an
ordained or 'recommended' priesthood evorywherp,
hireling or no hireling. They aro always, in every
socisiy, an arrogatit, privileged order, set above hu
menity, and as an order, will in some manner prey
upon it. They are never to bo trusted. Occasional
ly some of them in every society will rice up as
men, and throw off the priest, but they ihen have no
oiore fellowship with the older. Nicholas's languago
betrays the spirit of sect every where- Let none
urge men tojoin with any of thcm.in ihe vain hope of pu
rifying them. It is not in the nature of a Beet to be pure.
What an example wns here sot w hat a rebuke, a keen
robuke, administered by Joseph! No reviling no
anger no irritating language, but calmly kneeling in
prayer! Which of these acted most in accordance
wiih what Jesus is said to have taught, 4I! who know
and hear of the transaction can easily judge. No
thing has ever taken place to open the eves of the op
posers of anti sluvery in the Society of Friends, more
than this. They were, many of them, ashamed ol
their greatest champion. His assenion (hat Joseph
was not a member, is a falsehood, which oucht to have
been corrected before the audience, many of whom
wcro not 'Frionds,' and entirely unacquainted with
the circumstances, bona will the 'tnstimonv' ihnt
n J '
Nicholas left bo remembered, as a testimony of the
desperation of ihe apologists for the 'peculiar institu
tion,' and tho folly of scclansm.
E. W. CAPRON.
Rochester, N. Y., June 30, 1845.
Power of Kindness.
INo man hum mcasnred it tor it is boundless; no
man tilth seen its death for it is eternal. In all
ages 01 tho world in evsry clime among every
kino it hath shone out a beautiful ctur a beam
mg glory.
Look at the case of Saul and David. Bitter and
blasting jealousy tilled tho heart of Saul, and he
'sought lo take tho young man's life.' With hellish
hato he hunted him, even to the dons and caves of the
earth. But Divid conquered his enemy oven the
proud spirit of haughty Saul, he humbled. And
how ? Not wiih swords and spears, not with haish
ware's and coarse contumolv, for these did never
touch tho heart with gont'o influence. No, but with
a weapon, simple as tho shepherd's sling, yet sure
as the arrow of Death. 'Twas kindness! This
killed rankling hatred, and lull Saul to live. And
when it had dune its work, Saul said to Divid. 'Thou
art more righteous than I, for thou hast rewarded mo
good, whereas I have rewarded (hue evil.' Was not
here a victory, more glorious, more godlike, thau a
Wellington ever knew?
See Joseph, in the hands of his -wicked brethren.
For a fow pieces of paltry silver, they sold him into
E,'ypt. Providence, in kindness, broke Ihe bands
which held him in slavery, and made him a ruler
there. Famino spread over the land her dark man
and the cruel brethren of Joseph hungored.
They went to Egypt for corn. And how now acted
Joseph? More than one he filled their sacks, and
returned them their money, and then he made him
self known! 'I am Joseph, your brother, whom ye
sold into Egypi!' Here was kindness, forgiveness.
Aud it crushed lo death tbe spirit of jualousy, that had
once made bim a slave. He had conquered!
Come farther down in the world's history, and
tell me, what word of all those spoken by the 'meek
and lowly Josut' tho 'Prince of Pcncu'--tho 'Sa
viour of the world' was best calculated to eoften
and subdue the hard henrts of his persecutors? Are
we not pointed to ihe crtss cn Calvary? Are not
we asked to listen to the sift, sweet tones of that
voice 'Father, forgive them!' O, here was kind
ncss!
Look over our extended country, nt tbe present day.
What has changed those miserable hovels of other
days, where misery and wretchedness had dwelt, into
the neat and beautiful abodes of plenty Bnd peacef
What has kindled anew tho flame of love and affec
tion, in hearts long estranged and freezing wiih cold
ness? What has made happy (he homes of thousands
of wives, and tens of thousands of children? What,
in short, hns baen the great propellaut of the lale tem
perance reformation, which has carried joy and glad
ness all over our lurid? What, but kindness?
Reader, have you an enemy, whom you would
make a friend a neighbor, who needs repepianco
a felon brother, whom you would restore 10 sobriety
and virlur? Forget not the power of Ki.NBNtss
Christian Soldier,
Political action contrasted with Moral
action.
When Isaac Hopper lived in Philadelphia, his at
tention was drawn to a colored printer called Cini,
who was remarkable for profanity. Neither persua
sion nor rebuke hod any effect lo chnngn this bad hnh-
rolling, and pouring forth volleys nl oaths, that mado
one shudder. Having faith in finf s mid constables,
Hopper took him before a magistrate, who fined him
for blasphemy. ,
Twenty years after, Isaac met Cain, whom he had
not seen for a very long lieu. His outward appear
ance was much changed for tho worse; his garments
were tattered, and his person emaciated. This touch
ed the Friend's hoart. He stepped up, snook hands,
and spoke kindly to the forlorn being. 'Dost not
thou romr-mber me,' said the Quaker, 'and how I had
thee fined lor swoarina?' 'Yes, indeed, I dvi, I remem
ber what I paid as well as yesier.lBy.1 'Well, did it
do iheo any. good?' 'No, never a bit; it made me mad
to hftve my money taken (rum me.'
Hopper invited Cain to reckon up the interest on
tho fine, and paid him principal and interest. '1
meant it for ihv good, Cain, and 1 am sorry 1 did
thee anv harm.'
Cain's countenance changed, ttrn tears rolled down
his cheeka; he took ihe meiwy with many lhrtl:n;
became a quiet man, and was hoard to swear no musa.
S. S. Journal.
n av ilinnn. 'r,,nA hi.n in ih strpo-. nunr.
Expediency.
Some one has illustrated this doctrine 'by supposing
that a beggar asks for a sixpence 10 buv bread to keep
him from starving, if I do not give it, says tho man,
the beggar will starve.; so he shall hav the six
pence. But no, if ho gels it and buys the broad, he
may use the strength it gives him, in committing sumo
atrocious crime; he shall not hve ths money. But
egain, if ho commits a crime, ho may be put in prison,
and there hit: lonely meditations may bring him lo
repentance and tho salvation ol his soul ; I'll give him
the sixpence. Slop, yet; he may continue impenitent,
and even lead others into crime and ruin; I'll not give
1'. to him, and incur tho responsibility of such learlul
consequences! This, is the doctrine of expo liency. It
is attempting to seitlu for God the consequences of
our actions, which he alono can fur.ee with certainty,
and which it is his prerogative to tako care of.
The Maniac.
Mre. Child, in giving an account of an iu!erview
with Miss Dix, (he heroic woman who has visilud to
mny piisons and alios houses in this Stale and New
York, relates the following anecdotes as illustrative
of the power of the religious sentiments over insane
people.
On one occasion, (his missionary of mercy wa3
earnestly cautioned not to nppronch a raving ma
niac. He yelled frightfully day and night, rent
his garments, plucked out his hair, nnd was so vio
lent that it W03 supposed that he would murder any
0110 Hut ventured wiihin his reach. Miss Dix boated
tenderness. His shouts gradually subsided, until ho
herself at a little distance, and without uppearing to no
tice him.reud with serene countenance and gentle voice,
certain passages of Scripture, filled with the spirit of
liecamo perfectly still. When she paused, hu sunt
meokly, 'Read me some more; it does me good.'
And when, after a prolonged season of worship, she
said, 'I must go away now;' ho eagerly replied, 'No,
you cannot go. God sent you to me, and you miiht
not go.' By kinds words, and a promise lo como
again, shu finally obtained permission tu depart.
'Give me your hand,' said he. She gave it, undaunt
ed upon him. Tho wild expression of his haggard
countenance softened lo leurlulnets, us ho said, 'low
treat me right. Gud sent you.
On another occasion, she had been leading some
twenty or thirty maniacs in worship, and eeeiog them
all quiet as lambs gathered into the Jshephcrd's fold,
she prepared to go forth tu other duties, in leaving
the room, she passed an insane young man, wiih
whom she had held several interviews. He stood
with hands clasped, and a countenance of thedeepisl
reverence. With a friendly smile, she said, 'Henry,
are you well today?' 'Hush! hush!' replied he,
sinking his voice to a whisper, and gazing earnestly
on the space around her. 'Hush! there nre angels
with you! they have given you their voice !'
A Goun Hit. Two gentlemen ihe othor dav, at a
public table, got into a vehement dispute upon a sub
ject of which it was quite evident both were pioloutiu-
ly ignorant. A big bull dog, which hud been quietly
sleeping on the hearth, was aroused by their violence,
and began barking furiously. An old gentleman, who
had been quietly sipping bis wine while Ihe disputants
wore lulking gave the dog a kick, and excluimed.
"Hold your tongue, you brule You know nu more
about it than they do." Tho laugh of the whole tuulo
was turned immediately upon tho noisy brawlers.
John Frost, Printer.

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