her door without even so much as a mouldy crust. It would
be absurd to expect much Anti-Slavery action from New
Jersey while her people continue to be so priest-ridden,
and her minister manufactory is in successful operation,
turning off clergymen made to order, in lots to suit purjha
ers, and admirable articles for the southern market, too.
Yet there are aome noble spirits even there who are
manfully battling against the power of spiritual despotism ,
and we trust that by their exortions the state may become
"redeemed, regenerated, and disenthralled;" and that in
stead of a so-called Anti-Slavery Constitution, which has
been proved powerless fur the liberation of tho slave, it
shall have Anti-Slavery laws, written, not upon parch
ment statute'books, but inscribed upon the fleshly tablets
of the people's hcarts-by the finger of God. Then, and not
till then, will go up the jubilee shout of true freedom from
The Parkersburgh Prisoners.
We understand;that in consequence of the capture
jmprisoment of these men, great excitement prevails in
that part of Ohio which borders on Virginia that the state
offecling existing there at this time is not unlike that
which formerly prevailed on tho Scottish border, when
Highlander & Lowlandcr were arrayed against each other
We have been informed: that the Ohioans at leasts por
tion of them have taken up arms, and avowed their deter
mination to shoot tho first Virginian who crosses the river
One man a Virginian who has been accustomed to
have a large amount of blacksmithing done on tho Ohio
side, dare not bring his work across, but is obliged to leave
it on tho Virginia rhnro where tho Ohio smith goes after it
We foar that the North will not be aroused to a sense of
her condition will not see how like a conquered provir.ee
she is treated, until outrages far greater are committed up
on her; and not until her people are treated as the meanest
of slaves, will she fully comprehend the degradation to
which the South has subjected her.
Rev. Joseph Romaine.
Ano'hcr namo to swell the record of clerical iniqui
ty ! VVe have seldom read of such a cool, calculating
villain, such a designing and traitorous wretch as Jo
:skih Rdmain-e. Professing to be a follower of Jesus,
mid therefore professing to remoinber them in bonds as
bound with them, to love his neighbor as himself, this
vile hypocrite labored fur nearly a twelve month to be
tray into the hands of the bloody slave power those
who would deliver the spoiled from the hinds of the
spoiler. And in order to do this, he did not scruple to
add to the torments of the despairing bondmen. He
incited then to a hope of freedom, and filled them with
terrible fears of still wurse condition than that which
hey were enduring, until excited aim st to desprj ra
tion, they made a bold push fur liberty. But scarcely
liad they crossed the river, all trembling and fearful
leal they thou Id be discovered, scarcely hud the Ohio
Abolitionists received them on their own soil, before
hey were surrounded and aeizad by sixteen armed
Virginians who had been lying in ambush. And all
this was brought about through tho agency of a Bap
tist minister, in order that he and the slaveholders of
Wood county might wreak their vengeance upon some
of his ami slavery hearers.
Were we to seek out crimes of the blackest shade,
deeds of the most malignant nature, we should surely
i id them in (he record of clerical villany, fur the
Protestant Jes-il of modern times is becoming as wily
ns tho Catholic Jesuit of other days. Most criminals
net in the heat of excitement, in the frenzy of the mo
ment, hut it tikes those who have stolen the livery of
the court of heaven to serve tho devil in, to plot most
cfloriunlly snd to carry nut most deliberately, plans
to Imtray the innocent.'o s icrifi :e the unoffending, and
to fill even . oveifl i ing, the cup of human misery.
Let Jofi.i'ii R Maine witness the punishment thai
the slave ever receives for trying to escape from his
oppressor let him see the fast falling tears let him
hear the agonizing groans, and the throbbing of the
heart that is swolled, even Id bursting, with bitter an
guish; and then let him ponder over the misery which
his malice hag wrought. L-st him go to Parkersburgh
and see the three matured Ohioans, who, through his
ngency have been lorn from their homes, their fami
lies, and friends, and incarcerated in a Virginia prison ;
and then lot him rr-pcnl of the evil which he has done.
Let him read the just abhorrence of his crimes which
is evinced by every, true and good man, and let him
become conscious of the contempt with which the slave
holder, even, regards him; fur although the latter may
love the treason, yul he despises the traitor. Maya
rnnsciaiisnc8s of the misery w hich Kom.ii.ne has in
dicted, of the Divine law which he Ims violated, ol
the just indignation which he has incurred, serve to
liring hi n to spaody rjpi)nun."e.
We wonder whellx i theUipliat church -s will still
regard him as a dear brother in Christ Jesus! ll ho
remains in good and regular standing in the church ol
which ha is a miniver, and very likely there is nut suf
ficient moral principlo to rpct lilm, he will of course
al (he next communion season be invited lo the table
-f every Baptist church in the north, unless indeed
there be one, which refuses lo receive him w ho fellow
Moral Action of Liberty Party.
We sometimes hear a great ileal said uboul the
uioraj action ol Liberty party. As its friends claim
that it is a parly which unites political with moral ao.
lion, aome of them have felt hurt with us, because we
designate their meetings Liberty party, instead of
Ami Slavery meetings. Te are willing it should be
judged by its actions: and feel assured that the people
will see that t party whose song from morning to
night, and from night to morning, is of the Ballot box
and party politics, is not moral action party, nor
would be, even if it were to pass a resolution to that
At (he great Liberty party convention held in Cin
cinnati, in June last, thirteen resolutions were adopted.
We have taken some pains tu condense the subject
matter of them; and if any one can find in these reso
lutions, evidence of the moral aclior. character of Lib
erty party, we hope they will admit that the
Whig, Democratic, and Native American parties, have
equally well established claims to (he same title.
Reso. 1st: Asserts (bat (he Damocratic party is not
Reso. 2nd: Describes what are the constituents of
a true Damocratic party.
Reso. 3rd: Declares their love of the Union, and
their determination to maintain the Constitution as
their Fathers bequeathed it.
Reso.4ih: Informs the world (hat no party need
look (o Liberty men for support unless it adopts Lib
erty party principles and measures, and that it is
because Liberty party does sustain Liberty party
principles and mcasurss, that Liberty party men sus
tain the party.
Reso. 5th : Tells what (hey intend to do as a Na
Reso. fith: Affirms that during the late Presiden
tial contest Liberty parly men were neither Polkiles
or Clayitcs; but voted for theirown candidates because
they had faith in them, and in their principles.
Reso. 7th: Earnestly desiiesa union of all sincere
friends of liberty and free labor, opon the grounds set
forth by the convention.
Reso. 8ih : Contains the judgment of the convention,
that no nomination for the Presidency and Vice Pres
idency should be made before the fall of 1847, or the
spring of ISIS.
Reso. 9th; Sympathises with Walker, and others
who have been imprisoned for like ofionsea against the
law, and condemns tho action of government in thus
depriving them of their liberty.
Reso. lOlh: Advises in such cases, that the stale
applies (o the national government for redress and
protection, and failing to obtain it, protects her citizens
Reso. llih: Slates that they are not indifferent to
questions of trade, currency, its., but will make these
subordinate to the great question of personal rights;
that if they diffur among themselves about these mat
ters, they have the cunsolation of knowing that neith
er Whigs nor Democrats are entirely agreed upon
Reso. 12: Expresses their reverence for the memory
of Thomas Morris.
Reso. 13th: Proclaims the fact that Liberty party
is not a sectional but National party.
Those who desire to see (he original resolutions,
will find them in any of (he Liberty papers.
The Liberty party nominee for the sheriffalty of Colum
biana county, declines running for the office because he is
opposed to capital punishment, and therefore does not wish
to be elected hangman of the county. We wonder wheth
er those who nominated him will be consistent, and such
of them as'are opposed to the death penalty refuse to vote
for any candidates for the office of county hangman.
In Pennsylvania they do things in a different way. We
know of one county where they have a Quaker hangman,
and his advertisements are dated 7th month, 8th mo., ccc.
Ilemightseok an excuse by saying, that in a government
based upon the life-taking principle, it matters not wheth
er you hold anoflice which requires you in a certain contin
gency to choke a man to death, or whether you are obli
ged in a certain other contingency to blow out hi-t brains:
the sheriff promises to do the first, and every voter being
required to do the second. Or perhaps ho has a more easy
way of reconciling it to his conscience, by tho doctrine of
Never Weary in Well Doing!
We Hrc happy to say there are those in Ohio who labor
ami faint, not in the good cause ofemancipation.
It is said that if the women ofany community can bo en
listed in carrying forward a moral enterprise, it can hardly
fiil to succeed. If this be true, may we not anticipate the
success of the Anti-Slavery cause in this part of the state"!
Those who got up the fuirs at New -Lisbon and at Marlbo
ro', are again actively engaged in making arrangements
lor a refreshment table at Youngstown, during the meeting
there on the 28ih, 20th, 30th and 31st of the present month;
the proceeds of which are lo be appropriated to the Anti-
It is confidently anticipated that wo bhall there have an
other great and glorioua gathering. Those who desire
good dinner, who with to be accommodated without Iron -ule,
mid at the same time lo benefit the causa of the slave
can patronize the table above referred to. In asking the
people to do this, they are not nbked lo maka donations, for
wc expect they will get the worth of their money, but in
Mipplying themselves with that which they lied, 'lie rnrr
tfenvin-vpi'i'-n vj be benefitted.
The Liberty Partyitea who are everlastingly accusing us
ot introducing extrantous topics upon the Anti-slavery plat-
lorm, at their recent convention in Portage county, in this
state, Resol ped among other things That "Human gov
ernment is a Divine Institution, established by tho Most
nign tor me good of his intelligent creatures," ic. We
suppose, however, they consider this a kind of branch rail,
roan, connecting with the main track of their one
which it was necessary to establish in order to carrv all '
up to tueir theory of voting. 1 fthere are Quaker Liberty
Party men in Ohio, we should like to know whether they
hold to this doctrine.
James Gillespie Birney.
Has been nominated by the Liberty party of Michigan as
their candidate for the gubernatorial chair. Wo place the
fact on record, although we do not consider it a very im
Cheering news from Pennsylvania.
nual meeting of iri Eistern Pa. A. S. Society. As
will be seen by thti following letter, "all's well!"
That society has from lime to lime, by resolutions
and by reports, expressed their opposition tu the for
mation of a political party for the abolition of slavery.
At its last annual meeting, resolutions advocating the
Disunion doctrine were fully discussed, but out of con
sideration to the feelings of some of the members, the
question on the adontion was not pressed. 1 his was
afterwards taken advantage of by some pf the advo
cates ol political action, who have since been laboring
for a considerable time, and with an energy and perse
verance worthy of a better cause, to embarrass the
action of the Ex. Committee. They have denounced
it as partial, unjust and dishonest have accused it of
perverting tho funds of the Society, and pursuing a
course of action that was opposed to the views of a
majority of itscoostiiuenls. The recent meeting shows
that the abolitionists of Eastern Pa. approve of the
course of their committeo, and fully endorse the doc
trine of the Am. Society. We hope that Ohio will
Send back an early response. But we are keeping our
readers from the letter referred to.
Philadelphia August 15th, 1845.
My Dear Friend:
Our State meeting at Kenned was a glorious affair,
(browing completely into the shade all the anti slavery
gatherings ever before held in Eistern Pennsylvania.
There were upwards of two thousand persons prcsant.
The Meeting House could not have held more than
one fourth ol them, so we toolc the open air. I r.ever
saw such deep interest manifested by (he whole of
large audienco on any question. Every man, woman
and child present without an exception unless it be
the very small children listened with the deepest at
tention (o the whole discussions from beginning to end.
There was not the slightest manifestation of lowdy ism,
or even of disrespect from any quarter.
The pnncinal speakers on one stdelwere Wm. Lloyd
Garrison, Chas. C. Burleigh, Lucretia Matt, Joseph
C Hathaway, &c; on the opposite side, ueorge lirad
burn, Thos. Carle, Thus. S. Cavender and Henry Pe
terson. The vote stood for the Disunion doctrine 112, against
it 188. The number of male members voting for the
resolutions 230, rgnnst them 133.
J. M. McKIM.
The True American.
The first number of this freedom paper has come lo
us, and we have read it with mingled emotions of pain
and pleasure. Of pain because of the tone of articles
copied into its columns from the Kentucky press, which
industriously appeal to the lowest passions of the pop
nlnce to suppress this attempt In ducuss the question
of slavery in the very Africa of the institution. O!
pleasure, at tho heroic determination of its edi
tor, "lo proclaim liberty throughout the IiiiiJ," in the
very teeth of all opposition. Ol pain, again, that he
tears to trust himself and his cause lo moral force.
alone that right arm nf God whoreon whoso leans
and wherewith whoso works, shall pull down the
strong holds of Satan, and Slavery, and Sin. We
should regret boyond expression to see a Sampson
shorn of his locks by his own Bowie knifo of physical
lorce. These murderous tools of steel are the veriest
straws in a contest with men; for cut whore and whom
thry may, (hey cannot reach the inner heart of human
nature; ihnv ran nrver kill what they would wish to
slay, and w hirh slain, would leave them more alive
the tout of error. This contest is not with flesh and
bloodj not lo break tho people's bones, but
break the heart .of the human will to pierce
the invisible spirit nf obstiunte ignorance with
some healthy thr.-es of Godly repentance. Is thai the
luisineFS of the butcher knife with on ivory handle?
Can you Htah thoughts with such a loolf then if you
cannot stab thoughts; if you cannot kill hatred, bigotry,
ignorance nnd moral blindness with It, you may just
iE well run it into a hemlock stump ns into human
llosli, for nil tho good that you or any body elso may
got by it.
We find ths above sentiments copied into tho War
ren'M.iberty Herald," from some other paper whose
name is not given. W transfer them to our columns,
not only because wc approve them, but that wo may
call tho attention of our readers to the fact thai the Lib
erty party fiiunds, as well as all others who sock to
compel by I ih, tho i-lavcholdur lo be just, stand upon
the sarna foundation as that which iit hero condemned
It is as itnpukf.',h!6 ni a Ieri3lative enactment tu "leach
'hr inner heaituf the human will(ipjurfe iisin'is'.bi
spun ol uLstir.alij ijnoranre wiili some Iu-mI.L v il.fors
of Godly rr-'entance,"as it would be for a Bowie knife
!o,doihis work of the SworJof the Spirit. "If you can
not kill hatted, bigotry, ignorance, and moral blindness
wiih" your law, "you may just as well run its point
(if it hare any) into a hemlock slump as into human
leah, for all the good that you or any body else may
Cheap Postage. More than three timf tin uual
number of letters passed through the Albany Poet Of
fice on the first two days of the operation of the new
postage law, and more than five limes through ihoso
of Boston ard New York. The N. Y. Commercial
Advertiser says of the New York office "The m.
ncy receipts wore probably as great as before, if not
Creator. One gentleman is said lo have nrnilud one
hundred letters, and another sixty eight just for the
tun ol the thing, and to give the new system a fair
start. The postage on letters received at one nf tlm
Banks th'S mornincr, was ninety-five con's: tho same
letter', at tho old rates, wouU have called lor live dol-
lars and a half.
The Tribune cives the result of the first three davs
in the Naw York Post Office as follows: Letters mail
ed for Boston, Bhiludelphia, Baltimore, New Orleans
and Alhanv.on Isl inst.,2193; on the-' I. 2017; on
on the 3d, 2452; titul, 7767. The amount of loiters
received by mail was four times the number bringing
about half the receipts usual under the old law. The
operation, so far, is stated lo be favorable.
The Washington Union says "Wo understand
that many country Post Masters are resigning iheir
offices, in consequence of the operation of tho Post
Office law. We learn that nearly one hundred resig
nations were received in the course of one day."
All lands in Illinois forfeited (o the State for taxes
are to be sold in September next, without reservation,
and patents for ihem immediately issued. The op
pressed condition of the farming population will be
the cause of a great sncrifice in Ihese sales. But
from what we learn much of the burden will fall up
on large landed proprietors and uon residents.
Contemptible By tho instructions of the Post
mastur General, Postmasters are "especially enjoined1'
to promptly report to the Dipartmenr, all persons who
put htters into express offices, or who send or carrv
packages, in order thai they may be prosecuted
and fined. Thus our 14,000 postmasters are rcnuind
to be in reality 1 1,000 spies on their fellow citizens!
Xewpapers in America There are said to bo
1100 Newspapers published in ihis country, of which
211 are in Now York, 137 in Pennsylvania, and 11(5
Ehighants To the 1st of June 7000 emigrants
hid arrived al Quebec, and il had been announced lo
the agent there that nearly 55,000 more had txken
passage. Most of these are from Ireland, Bnd the
number expected lo arrive in Ihe course of Ihe year
from the "United Kingdom," is estimated at 150,000.
The real of Europe will in ell probability send to the
States and Canada from 15 lo 80,000 more. Many
of ihese emigrants are people of wealth and character.
Those from Germany and Switzerland especially
and many of those from Franco and England, are
Agriculturalists, and bring wilb them the accumulat
ed experience, as well as no small share of the wealth
of (he old countries.
Dismal Swamp. The Dismal Swamp is again on
fire, and Ihe snvke from il during the ngnt raises a
cloud over the Southern horizon, which looks like a
promise of rain but ihe rising sun soon dissipates it,
and pours down its beams hotter than ever.
Illinois Agriculture A friend of ours, who has
just returned from a tour to prairie land, Bdvises us of
a fact which we think will give a pretty s'rikin; idea
of ihe great agricultural resources of the State ef Il
linois, and the important bearing which ihey are like
to have upon the firming interests of other sectionsof
the Union, when the rich prairies of Ihis laige Stain
shall generally be brought under cultivation. Li
speaking with a gentleman from Mississippi, whom he
me! at Chicago, and who had traversed a large portion
of Illinois in his journey, in reference to ihe condition
of Ihe crops he was told bv him thai in particular sec
tions he was surprised at the immense fields of wheal
which wcro spread out bpfore him, apparently without
disconnection, other than by cross roads, and on inqui
ring of a farmer, who occupied a part of ihe land, m
to the number of acres thus under cultivation in jux
taposition, in thai vicinity, he was informed thiit by
the carefullest compulation (hat could be made, (hero
was al enet forty thousand acres, and .'his inm ensa
fiald gave promise of a yield per acre far exceeding
that of any previous year. Buffalo Commercial.
BewareVf Otper Kettles Considerable alarm
prevailed al Cpe May on Monday, in consequence of
some sixty or seventy visiters who boarded nt a lash-
lonnble hotel al that place, being token suddoulv ill.
Thecausewas the use of food prepared in n copper
Clerical Licentiousness Rev. Diniol Newell.
formerly editor of the Christian Family Magaizine,
has been deposed by tho Presbytery of New York,
(Old School,) fur licentiousness.
General Intelligence. Anti-Slavery Meetings---Double series.
Steven S. Foster of N. II. and Abby Kelly oI'Misk.
will attend and speak at tho following appointed mee
IVurrcn, Irunibull co. Monday and Tuesday An-
gust 25. Ulii'ii.
Youngstown, Trumbull co. Thursday. Friday tin-
lurday mid Sunday, August 2S, 20, :W, !ilsi.
Giles 15. Stcbbriig of Mass. and Isaac S. Flint of
New Yoik will hold meetings at iho following places.
Ml. Union. Sun. Mon. Tucs. " 21,25, 2lith.
Augusta, Thurs. Fn. and Sat. " 2S, 2U, HO.h.
Hanover, Sunday I! In.
The niuoliiig at Ml. Union will rmuuicnrc- al 10
A. M. at nil thu other places al 2 P.M. Tho mn'
o gathering on I ho tcroiiil, third, r.ud lounli ilavi
will be in the ,iiMnon v. P cl n lt, ve! it ' i'ic
in 'lie ll'rri!"il
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