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From the Albany Cultivator.
A fe week ago, ft Mend of our wa
bout to tako a journey " business, and as
be would remain ome time in a certain dis
trit whore we had no subscribers, he cnn
eluded, a well as ourselves, that he might
collect n few to add to our list. In a letter
from him, dated, " . January 7th,
1 84," he ay: "I havo lately taken a ride
ef twelve miles from tlii city, and return
ed by a different road. 1 saw but one build
in; that could be construed into an apology
for a barn. "Mow do you rmnag w ithout
bams.!" aid I to one of tho best fanner 1
met with. "O," said, lie "we havo no use
for barns, wo have nothing to put in them."
"How do you thresh your wheat!" 1 inquir
ed. "We do not make any wheat." " our
rye, thcnl" "Wo do nnt 'make any rye."
"What do you do with your hay?" "Ncith
r do we make any hay," was his reply
"What do you give your horses during the
winter!" "The top and blades of corn."
"And how are your cow provided for!"'
"We let them take their r banco in the fields
among the stalk; tltcy make out to live till
pring." Thi same farmer told mo that he
had not manured an ncre of land, nor a hitl
of corn, for nine years! "And what," I
asked, "is an average crop of corn!" "A
barrel to the thousand hills." "And how
many hills do you reckon to the acre!"
Two thousand." "And how miny bush
els to tho barrel!" "Five." "Then your
crop of corn is ten bushels to the ncre!"
"Yes, we are satisfied with that, and half of
us do not get that much." "Have you marl
here!" I inquired. "Yes, we have plenty
of it three or four feet below the surface,
but it i too much trouhlo to dig it." I men
tioned your poudrctte "O," said he, "a
dollar and fifty cent a barrel would make it
sost. too much." Seeing a little girl busily
engaged in baking a quart bottle, I asked
what she had in it. She answered, cream,
-and that sho was making butter! I conclude,
.therefore, that a farmer who has a horse and
cart a wooden plough, rope traces, and a
corn-husk collar, and a quart bottle to churn
hi milk in, feels himself amply prepared
for conducting a farm in these digging,
without wasting a dollar a year for tho far
mer' Cabinet! A most legitimate conclu
sion, truly! we should have come to the
same, precisely, had we been canvassing,
ourselves, instead of our friend. Where
would be the use in stirring up a neighbor
hood that was quietly Teposing upon a belief
.in the pcrlection ot its primitive habits, and
in making it feel its own privations, by show
ing it the superior privileges of others! If
a man is content from year to year, anil from
generation to generation, with ten bushels
of corn to tho acre, with bis wooden plough,
husk collar, and a quart bottlo churn, why
ask him to waste his money on an agricul
tural paper, that would make him dissatisfi
ed with them all. Our friend also informed
us, that overtaking a bey who was returning
in his cart from market, he inquired how fur
he had come what his load of marketing
had consisted of, and how much he had oli
lained for it! He said he had just sold his
load of fodder he had brought it nine miles
and got sixty-two and a half cents for it!
We could make quite a chapter of reflec
tion upon these little incidents, but as they
would not reach the infected district for no
subscribers were obtained and as those of
our readers will be quite as wise as our own,
we leave each one to supply his own.
From the Cincinnati Herald.
mud mealing was in
Xexinglon on Thursday. The adjourned meo
tmr look ptaoe Uie following day, and then it
wa evident that a storm was about to burst en
Castiut yi. CUy. The next morning, llunry
Clay lelt Kentucky lor tha Whits Sulphur
Springs! It is generally understood that liis
departure at sucii a crisis was dictated by pru
dential considerations. His great iiuluunce qua
lified hitn ta act an a peace-inaksr. Ho wa un
das obligations to C. M. Clay lor the deep inter
est be hid niaiiifesled in Ins support, last Itiil;
and bis Northern friends iveuld naturally expuit
him to exert himself for the suppression of un
lawful proceedings, especially whon directed to,
the overthrow of a free press, and that pros be
longing to bis kinsman. But had he tielded to
these considerations, he would have hazarded
Jiis popularity, and the prospects of the Whig
party in Kentucky. WUat could he do under
such circumstaucea? Dodge lA difficult. JlnA
It will bs recollected by our readers, that we
gave a brief account, soma timo since, of the ar
rest of a Massachusetts freeman, by the uutne of
fame, in Alabama, charged with having aided
fellow-man in the recovery of hi liberty, of
which ha had been robbo 1.
From recent intelligence, we learn that Paine
has had a mock trial, ful a trial based upon
the hypothesis that a iu:in can be property, must
be nothing else than a mockery of justice and
been convicted and condemned to seven years
confinement and hard labor, in the Penitentiary
ef Georgia! His biothcr, who lives inhibit
town, sent on funds to obtain counsellor bin,
but he might as woll have sunk it in Long Is
land Sound. As well may a counsellor bay the
moon, or eiy peace to tha raging billows of the
ocean, as plead for mercy or justice befoie a
laseholdiiig tribunal. Pains is an oducaied
man, has been engaged in teaching in Geor
gia, lor four years, and was highly respected and
esteemed even by the slaveholders- lint ho has
touched the apple of tlieir eye, and, though,
pure as the angels in heaven, ha must sutler a
I'tlon's doom. Mrs. l'ain, in a delicate state of
health, lias Hod from the laud of whips a'id'knot
led scourges,' to seek uu asylum in New-Keg-lond.
What a glorious priviloge Hi to be thus pro
tacted! Is it not such protection as 'Vultures
giv to lambs? W orctstcr County Ga:c.
'Law ako Ohper' in Klntucri. Tho
iptclablt destroyers of Castus M. Clay's printing
office in Lexington, ashamed of and alarmed in
the improvement on tlieir example made by the
"lower ten thousand' of that place held a meeting
bfi the following evening end poased suudry re
solutions condemnatory of the same, wUU the
following exculpatory of themselves:
"Bt itfurtktr ReuieeJ, That the eiti zens here
assembled do sohunly protest against the outra
Kj oflaet night being in any manner connected
with th open daylight ud orderly proceeding
of the eiliien on Monday list, or a In any man.
n.r giving yreuxi tor me...
Why biers your innocent souls! how could yon I
think i.fsuch a lliiojf? Of courno, the loafers,
gamblers, groifuhns haunter and street rowdies
vouldn't think of Justifying tlieir eouducl by
yours! Itul tlmn tins justifying yoursolvc be
lure any one had a chance to accuse you ilut
Innks u(.'ly, and ought to have been omitted.
The honest fellow who tun about bawling '1
haven't stolen anything,' whon nobody has ac
cused him, is apt to be suspected of cuuveying
unlawfully .V. Y. Tribune.
"Nothing to do with Slavery."
This is a frequent plea with individuals
whoso political and religious connections or
whose office seeking selfishness prevent them
from entering the anti-slavery ranks. They
readily conccdo slavery to be wrung, and
that it ought to he abolished, but they will
HI you, that we of tho North, havo "noth
ing to do with it" it is a Southern affair al
together, and wo have "no business to med
dle." These persons ought to know that they
are eiiiircly mistaken in this view of tho
K 11 A 1 1 ( i O V E R N M E N T OF THIS NY
Incentive, Legislative, Judiciary, and Dip
lomatic. Tho army and navy are wholly
under its direction; and the religion and pol
itics of tho country are poisoned by its in-
SlaveryUias been and still is constantly
built up, fostered and extended at the South,
by the direct aid and revenues of the Gencr-
oral Government and this in palpable vio
lation 01 mo luuer anu spirit, oi me consu
tution, and against tho obvious rights and
interests of gevcnly-nine eightieths of the
wholo American people. Judge Jay has
proved this in his "View of the action of
tho 1' ederal Government, beyond the pos
sibility of refutation.
How then can wo manage to have 'noth
ing to do with Slavery?' Are wo not citizens
of the United States! Do we not necessari
ly contribute to tho support of tho govern
ment thus shamefully perverted to the sup
port of slavery! Are not the entire revenues
of the government drawn mainly from the
industry and enterprise of our Northern free
men! Is it not therefore OUK MUMSJ
that is used to build up the accursed system!
'No business to meddle!' What! when a
parcel of lazy vagabonds are daily filching
irom us me lruus or our nones,! ton, uis
gracing our character as a people, and ea.ll
nig down ujioii us the sternest judgments of
tlio Almighty; shall we be told, under these
circumstances, that we havo 'no business to
meddle' with the graceless pick-pockets!
Who siys a thing so unspeakably silly.'
Who believes it! On the contrary, our hc-
nei is, mat we nave no iiioht to let tiikji
alone none whatever while a single slave
clauks his chain oa our soil. .i n. Citizen.
Othodox Yearly Meeting.
Read the following letter, if you desire to
know tho character of the religion of this bo
dy. Zalok Street of this place, wo are
informed was one of the drag-outers.
MT. PLEASANT, Sept. 8th, 1845.
Friend: This is a day wherein much pro
fession is made to religion; a day, wherein
he, who does not adopt all tho foolish dog
mas of the church is denounced as being
every thing that is base and deserving con- '
demnation; a day too, wherein, he who at
tends the church regularly, and adopts its
dogmas, and forms, is deemed the best man,
the truest christian, and one, upon whom
should be bestowed our highest admiration,
no matter if he should, in his acts, violate
every principle of justice and precept of Je
sus; if he should trample upon the rights of
his fellow man, or crush to earth tho image
of his God. No matter if ho should refuse
to open his mouth to plead tho cause of the
d.imb, or to aid in delivering hiin that is
spoiled out of the hands of the oppresser,
but, on tho contrary should drag from the
house of worship, so called, the person who
attempts to act tho part of tho christian and
the philanthropist. But I must not write
thus. I began with the intention of giving
you some account of a transaction that oc
curred hero on yesterday afternoon, a trans
action that should put to very shame every
professed christian tlioughout the land. It
was the day of the public meeting at the
commencement of the Yearly Meeting of the
Orthodox Friends. Our friend Ahby Kel
ley who had spoken to a considerable audi
ence in the morning in a grove near the
town, in the afternoon attended tho Friends'
Meeting. Soon some woman speakers ad
dressed the meeting for near half an hour; then
Jeremiah Hubbard of Indiana, for about the
samo time. Al'tir he took his seat Ahby
arose and .commenced. She had not spoken
more than five minutes when ltcnj. Hoylc
arose and said, "Friend thee had better sit
down and not disturb our meeting for relig
ious worship." Ahby kindly replied, that
she had a mission fur the Friends, and she
"must speak, whether men would hear, or
whether they would forbear," Then J. Hub
bard got up and said, ho "thought that good
order and propriety required the friend to
take her seat." Ho had scarcely sat down
before B. W. Ladd arose and abruptly and
sharply said, "Friend if thee does not take
thy seat we will have to carry thee out, for
thou must not disturb our meeting." Soon
much confusion ensued and sho was seized bv
one or two elderly men and dragged out of
tho house with, perhaps, two or three women
pulling at her dress, one, of whom, wishing
to flatter her a little said, "Come friend, we
don't wish to hurt thee just come along with
me," another very piously thrust into her
hands a small tract. 13 nt they got her out
of the houso and closed the doors and win
dows to keep her out. But the matter was
not to stop here, thoso whom they wished
to keep in ignorance were not to be prevented
from hearing so easily, a large number, per
haps most, of the young people followed her
out, and many stood by her during the whole
time in order, if need be, to defend bor from
injury; for let it be undcrbtood, thtt these
pious, nou-ioaistant Orthodox friend talked
of appealing to the civil authority, some old
r riends very piously enquiring lor magis
trates, fee. She proceeded a soon a she
could conveniently to the main street, stood
upon the step at Aquilla iiurford s door and
poke to thoso who assembled to hear; and by
the way, not a few called) fho street was
crowded for aconsider.iblo distance.ull eager
to catch tho sound of her voice as it rung
through their midst in behalf of tho Buffering
and bleeding slave.
Suoh then, is the action of the society of
Friends; a society professing to be the fol
lowers of Jesus Christ? a society professing
to be anti-slavery, in its doctrines and prac
tices. An intelligent and candid communi
ty will deeiJo how much miti-idaYcry there
is among tliein. Hut I cannot refrain, here
givin" my view of its character. It is an
anti-slavery that will crush every aspiration
for freedom in their society; nn anti-slavery
that prefers its own quiet to tho liberties of
the bleeding millions of crushed and riven
slaves of our nation. O, shame, shame, on
such religion. It is in reality the rankest
Bpecies of Infidelity.
Yours, in the cause of freedom,
Friend Editor. As the proceedings of
the 1 ite Yearly Meeting held in this place,
owing to their action upon the Slavery ques
tion, are likely to be a topic ot general coin
mcnt, amonr abolitionists, I desire to lav be-
fore tho readers of your paper some views of
my own, touching the subject.
It is a subject of philanthropic regret and
a cause of humiliation to every religious mind,
that the idea should obtain among christian
professors that the most active benevolence
in behalf of the suffering is not called for, yea
imperiously demanded, by the very fact that
they lay claim to such a title.
It was said with emphasis by a clergyman
of this place before a meeting called the oth
er evening to take measures to arrest the pro
gress of infidelity among us, "If we, the
church of Christ, do not take active measures
to 6tav infidelity who will do tit" Let me
also ask a question: if the church of Christ do
not tako active measures to stay tho progress
of crime and wickedness In tho land who will
do it! If when the necks of three millions
of our brethren are bowed under the galling
yoke of interminable bondage, are driven like
beasts to the market and sold upon the auc
tion block to tho severing of nil the (ies of
consanguinity and aflection when mental
darkness, scourging, imprisonment, and lust
ful and brutal violence is their inevitable lot
if when half the nation is cursed with shi
very, by which our brethren who are equally
the objects of divine regard with ourselves,
are at the same time the subjects of every out
race and wrong, we the church f Christ, do
not take active measures in their behalf, who
will do it? Tho answer is, that thoso who
"do not follow us," as John said, will be
spcn "casting out devils in thy name."
Here, it appears to me, is the great error in
to which the Society of Friends, as well as
other denominations have to a great extent
become involved. There is a prevailing o
pinion among the religions societies of the
day, that not orily the moT.-.l reformers, but
that other religwots societies, are laboring in
vain, becauSf they follow not them, and they
are disposed to forbid them. These reform
associations, say they, are "got up in the will
of man" "ye go without being sent" "they
are not in the light" " they lead to infideli
ty," &c. These conclusions appear to be ar
rived at by the same course of reasoning by
which 'John was- guided when ho forbade oth
ers to cast out devils. Each society believes
its own measures to he the right ones, and
cannot therefore admit the correctness of any
other system of means for the accomplish
ment of an end.
Though a million slaves have been liber
ated through tho influence of associations,
lecturer, and periodicals devoted to the sub
ject though ten thousand drunkards have
been reclaimed and a hundred thousand sav
ed from a drunkard's fato, and families innu
merable been restored to comfort end happi
ness from want and misery hundreds of
lives saved, and virtue, intelligence and mor
ality disseminated in proportion as these
means havo been brought into requisition, yet
wo are much more frequently cautioned by
our respective religions societies to nhun these
benevolent organizations, than advised to
hear an uncompromising testimony against
the evi's which it is tho object of these or
ganizations to destroy. For the proof of this
I need only refer to tho sermons and advices
put forth from the pulpit and i; -tilery of al
unst every ecclesiastical body in tlio land.
Hut I sat down more particularly to advert
to some of the doings of tho late Yearly
Meeting. This branch of tlio Society of
Friends has for more than ten years been con
siderably agitated with the slavery subject,
and although tho timo was, when there wero
but few active abolitionists in tho yearly
meeting, they have now become very numer
ous and those who oppose tho anti-slavery
movements appear to constitute much the
smaller pari; a very few indeed make much
opposition to it. The fact that the meeting
acted with perlect harmony in the adoption
of a memorial to the Ohio Legislature, in be
half of our colored population, in the appoint
ment of a largo standing committee on the
subject of Slavery, and recorded several anli
slavory sentiments as answers to its queries,
goes to prove its advancement on tho great
question ot Human rights, it is true u am
not errant the use of tho house for nnti-eluvery
meetings at the intervals of the sessions, but
this about half the active abolition members
united with others in denying, and other rea
sons than that of opposition to ubolitionism
onerated to nrevent the erant of that rcnuest.
It is also true the reading of the Green Plain
Epistle was disagreed to, and these two acts
will doubtless be, by many construed into
anti-abolition or pro-slavery acts.
Without takinir time to select tcrmt which
in my opinion would represent in a proper
manner, the character of these acts, permit
me to rrive an cxDlanation. without which a
great misapprehension may exist in the minds
of those unacquainted with Quaker principle
and usagos, relative to the act of their meet
in". Unlike most ecclesiastical bodies or
other ef.niiiutiou, Fiicnds dnctde no ques
tion by role or by mnjunlut. Hence Instead
of inferring that what has been rejected by
tho meeting has been done by the Binctinn of
a majority, such an act purport nothing more
than that it could not ft.; adnpted wittt general
unanimity. It is their order to Coutilt tho
wishes oi' a minority as well a a majority,
und though it is considered improper for a
small portion of tho meeting to resist the do
ings of tho body anil express an unwilling
ness to acquiesce in it decisions, yet when
this s. done, the meeting seldom proceeds re
gardless of their opinions.
Now had the Yearly Meeting adopted tho
usual courso of deciding questions hy vote,
it is my opinion and that of many others, that
Lie Green plain Hpistlo would Invo been
read, and so far 83 tint question is concerned
the society would have received the appella
tion of "Anti-Slavery."
Time will nut allow a (present, nor is it my
purpose to show tho correctness of this meth
od of deciding questions in religious bodies,
it is however clear to my mind, that tlicro is
no other true ground for religionists or moral
suasionisls to assume, consistent with a full
recognition of tho all sullicioncy of the pow
er of truth to subdue error. It is regarded by
many as a surrender of principle or a yielding
to error, lor a majority or a minority even, in
a religious assembly to submit to the adop
tion by tho body of a wrone act. it is not
so. Wo do no wrong by rofuslng to submit
even to injustice. A refusal to resist evil is
not culpable. Duty doc not require that we
should opposo the wronir, but advocate the
right. Wo are required to refuse all partiei
pancy in wrong, and are not accountable for
its commission even by tho members of our
own household if tho act meets with the time
ly disapproval of our own words and counte
nances. It is therefore little odds where we
are, or with what association we net, provid
ed, 1st, that the utiiecl of that society or or
ganization is good. S!dly that we always
plead for the right and sanction nothing that
is wrong.
Members of religious bodies are advised
on the one hand to beware that they mingle
not with the world in any reform associations,
and on tho other to withdraw from those bod
ies because there is corruption them. Theso
appear to me to be equally unwholesome.
If we believe ourse.lvc more holy than
others, let ns approach them, let us cnt with
publicans and sinners, and on all occasions
let our light shine before men.
B. B. D.
eAiTEt, osrrjisoiEiE iz, lies,..
" I love arrltation when there is cause for it
the alarm bell which startles the inhabi
tants of a city, save them from being burn
ed in their beds." Edmund Burke.
("Subscribers, Correspondents, and Ex
changes will take notice that our Publication
office is removed from jYiui Lisbon, to Sa
lim, Columrian a Co., and that James Bar-
naby, Jr., of that place has been appointed
General Agent for our paper.
This is the first time the Yearly Meeting
has been held at Salem, and wc understand
that when it was proposed it Bhould convene
here and at Mt. Pleasant alternately, instead
of annually at the latter place, some objected
because Salem was so much more anti-slavery
and reformatory in its character than Mt.
Pleasant, that they feared such change would
be productive of bad results. The friends of
tho anti-slavery cause looked forwaad ta tho
meeting of this year with great interest, for
the Society never convened in Ohio under
circumstances more favorable to the cause of
human freedom. It mi-A.' have done a great
work; it might have practically recognized
the principles of Christian equality; it might
have refused to be. spiritual despot, and tu
invest gallery influence with power to check
tho outburst of sympathy for down-trodden
and crushed humanity, which came rising
up lrom the low seats; it might have Bpokeu
" High words of Truth for Freedom, and
for God,"
But it ehc80 to look upon the anti-slavery
reform; and its healthy, purifying agitation
with sectarian vision, and it seemed to re
gard this great enterprise as a thing to be
dreaded and shunned. Yet the discussions
that were had, the truths that were elicited
on that occasion, nnd the dcvolopements
which the Society mado of its opposition to
tho reforms of the day, and its love of des
potism, have opened tho eyes of many true
hearted Quakers, and enabled them to see
whero they stand.
On tlio first day of tho meeting it appeared
tho Clerk was absent, and Benjamin B. Da
vis, the Assistant Clerk of last year, was ap
pointed to act until, as is tho custom, the
Representatives should the next day make a
new nomination. The character of the Rep
resentatives plainly indicated that there was
soino management in their appointment upon
the part of at least one Quarterly Meeting,
and that it was the design ef such to put
down if possible the anti-slavery movement
so far as Friends were connected with it.
They accordingly reported the name of Amos
Wilson, who although not properly qualified
to fill that station, was selected by thorn be
cause of hi known opposition to the anti-sla-
verc reform. When th nomination was an
nouueed many persjone subjected, eme 1 m-
cause Wilon' voice wa not good, bnim-t
of them because of the manner in which hi
name wa introduendu. A portion of those
who opposed his nppoitincnt, aflirmod that bin
nomination was a movement originating ia
the spirit of hostility to the anti-slavery re
form; this although repeatedly asserted, no.
one presumed to deny; audi they were fur
ther told that if Amos Wilson was nppointed,
it would bo in opposition to the larger por
tion, of tlio meeting. Tho gallery influence)
however prevailed, and he was appointed.
The usual form of minute upon swih, occa
sions is, "Tho Representative reported; thj
name of two Friends to serve ihc meeting;
a Clerk aad Assistant Clerk, which whtx
seprrately united with" The new Clerk
having made tho minute in tliia way, it w..a
objected to as untrue, and he was obliged tea
substitute the phrase "which wereagn eJ to."
On the first day the liso ef the hcusr, whe it
unoccupied by the meeting was nppHed for
by the anti-slavery convention which had
been called here the same week,. It was re
fused. Tho application was renewed oa
tho second day, asking for it during such
time as neither the meeting or its commit
tees wished to use it, Thn second applica
tion was treated as was the first; tho only rea
son which was given in the meeting, so far
as wo have loarned, wr.a, "they tlid'nt feet
like letting it go," though after adjournment
one prominent Friend said, "it would bo a,
in to open the houso for such a purpose."
These applications created no little excite
ment, and were the probable cause of two or
throe sermons "against the mixture.", .Sam
uel Comfort, of Bucks county Pa., nnd Jo
seph Horner of New Jorsey, took occas'om
to bear their testimony against uniting with
these benevolent societies that the world hud
formed. Samuel Comfort ascribed to the
Quakers all the credit for the present advanc
ed stage of the Temperance cause, though we
presume ho is intelligent enough to know,
tliat there are ministers, and ciders, and mem
bers of the society who feel no hesitan
cy in using intoxicating liquors, if they
are not presented in the form of ardent
spirits. Ilia position was shown to be false,
and it was demonstrated, that not only in re
lation to Temperance, but also in regard to
Anti-Slavery the world was in advance tf
tho society. Our old friend Samuel LcvicV,
of Bucks Co. Pa., or 'Sm, as wc used to
call him, when he was an active and efficient
member of the Junior Anti-slavery Society
in Philadelphia also spoke against "tin
mixture," Samuel used to bo one of the
most devoted friends of the slave Philadel
phia bad, he was instant in season, and out
of season, laboring continually for his eman
cipation. Instead of attending meetings reg
ularly on first days, he frequently used to go
into the southern part of our city, where the
poorest of our colored people congregate, en
ter their miserable hovels, and speak words,
of comfort and good counsel. Sometimes he
and his young associates would gather thcea
people in an open lot, and lecture, and preach
to them, and strive by all proper means to im
prove and elevate their character ami condi
tion. And we have seen poor miserable wt
men, so vile and polluted, that they dared
not venture into tho synagogues of our fash-
lonahlu sects, draw near to these meetings.
and listen attentively to the words that fell
from their lips.. But tlr.it was whon Samuel
mixeJ with the wirld for the purposo of do-
ng good. I In has how become a popular
preacher of a popular sect, and his philan
thropy and humanity aro bound in tho chains
which his society has forced. A young man
of the mini of Gritushaw said a few words
n confirmation of what had failed from tho
preachers. He had been a member of theso
associati;ns, but had "minded tho light,"
and come out from them, as would all others
who obeyed iU teachings. Nathan Galhreath
and sever.il other aged Friends declared they
had "minded the light" und had stayed ia
these societies, and somo one observed that
it was very strange that if the light led Friend
out of them, it did not also lead them out of
Rail Road and Banking companies and oth
er money making associations.
Perhaps some of our readers will be at a
loss to understand tho Quaker technicalities
in this article, particularly the one about "go
ing into the mixture," They may think it
strange that Quakers Bhould 'alk against mix
ing willi ths world, whon they see thein o
continually dolngit. They know that Friends
hold stock in Canals, make investments in
Rail Roads, unite with the Mutual Insurance
Companies, buy cotton of Southern planters,
and sell goods to Yankee pedlars; and thi
seems to thorn mixing with the world, We
will explain. Tho mixture which the Soci
ety so earnestly and affectionately cautions
its members against, is mixture in benevcw
lent associatians for tha purpose of doing
good to the human family, and not that mix
lure by which thair business will be extend'
cd, and their wealth inoroaeej. Thi expla
untion we think will be atisfitctorv.

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