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Mr. Emerson has bten applied to, to re
fund the money that was paid to Him as a
bovc stated. Ho very piously tells them
that, when he receives his portion of the pro
coeds of slavery, he will pay tliom back the
money; that he cannot do it before; virtually
compelling them, if they take the money, to
be partakers with him in the crime of blood.
Mr. Emerson and wife are members of Mr.
Train's, a tiaptist church in Haverhill, in
mo state, ol .Massachusetts; and when the
church was applied to by a friend of the
slave, to labor with brother Emerson upon
mis subject, tlio entires rcluseu to do any
thinrr about it.
These facts were stated to me by a respon-
iuie witness. tiimiiwiN oon.
Lowell, 1815.
Boston Chronicle.
From the Cincinnati Herald.
It is bo pleasure to us to lie forever dwell
ing on one theme; but when a treat aggres
sion upon our State is committed, and the
hope of redress grows fainter every (lay, and
the Press which ought to be Tcady to vindi
cate tho honor of the Stale, continues for
the most part silent, no other course remains
for us than to five line upon line, precept
upon rircccpt. And here wo would just re
mark, that the llra.ld was not established
for mere amusement we do not write for
want of something else to do, or to pafs
away the time, or to show how much may
be said to no purpose. Our gre.it object,
the defence of the Principles of' Civil and
Keligious Liberty, and the enforcement of
their application to all the relations of man
kind, we trust in God we shall never lose
sight of. If for this cause we are to be
laughed at as riding a "hobbv," or to be
stigmatized as a man ot "one idea, be it so.
On tins same "hobby aro ununited the high
est interests of the world this "one idea"
comprehends evury thing of interest t; the
human family. As the bard of Judah once
Fangol Jerusalem, go we address ourselves
to suffering humanity: "If we forget thee,
It victim of Oppression, whatever thy birth
idace, wherever tliy wandering, 1st our right
hand forget her cunning, if we do nut re
member thee, let our tongue cleave to the
roof of our mouth."
One of our contemporaries .took us to tass;
the other day for talking so much about the
capture of our fellow citizens by the kidnap
pers. We should like to know what an edi
rtor is good for, if the State is to bo insulted,
eacrod rights trampled upon, the most De
spotic ckiiius enforced, ami he, like a dumb
dog, refuse to bark. Even geese cackled
when the barbarian was scaling tho walls of
Kome. Pity the State whose editors have
jiot tho intelligence and vigilant patriotism
of olden time geese!
What will tho good people of Ohio think
when they are told that these Ohioans, ab
ducted from this State,still lie in a foreign
jail, without hope of obtaining; bail! Head
the following communication from a citizen
of Marietta, who has distinguished himself
by his efforts t kuhalf of these uufortuuato
l'a. U&ilby I approve 3-our zeal but
not your course in reference to the Virginia
.outrage. 1 am persuaded the Coventor has
been not at all remiss m Ids attention to, or
;liis action upon, this moit import tut subject.
1 am also persuaded the feeling in our State,
tif less apparent than you would desire, i
(still not deficient in vigur or extent
You are a wire that none in Virginia,
whom tho prosecution would rceept, could
be fon ml to bail the captives. The bail re
quired was fjijlli) each. Indemnity was of
fered on this side the rivtr, by very .respon
sible men, to the amount of SjitiOOO. A gen
erous young Virginian, understood to be
wealthy, offered .to beeomo bail; but it was
objected that he had no fixed property. Oth
ers of ample fixed property would have sign
ed, if others mote zealous against the. cap
tives would have gone with them, and exeF
ted themselves strenuously to procure such
co-operation but felt unwilling to expose
themselves singly to "perils among-their own
The chairman of the Marietta committee,
Nahum Ward, Esq., went to Parkersburg at
the request of the eajitives, and exerted him
self to procure bail. Ho offered his person
al obligation (his responsibility is unques
tioned to the amount of the bail, allowing
it might he discounted at the Bank to se
cura it rich Parkersburg niiu in being bail
but no.
We believe Ohio is now. fully committed
to the vindication of her rights and dignity,
and will not recede. Virginia, also, so far
as the inlluence of the Parkersburg leaders
can go or has gone, is fully committed fully
bent, as wo think, on aggression. There
can be little hope that any Parkersburg Jury
that is likely to be had will acquit tho
prisoners, unless driven thereto by the pre
siding Judge. He, in conversation, is un
derstood to have expressed some right views.
Had they been given in charge to the (irand
Jury on the 1st of September, possibly no
bills would have heeu found, especially (as
We learn has been done) against two wiray
tured citizens of Ohio, tbr acts done in Ohio.
The tendency of all that has occurred in
this matter is believed to be to united feel
ing, and harmonious action on our side
Several of the abductors have been indicted
at Marietta, as is understood, by the unani
mous suflrago of the Grand Jury. K.
We clip the following from the Quincy
'Morning Courier," ot the lHth tilt:
About thr-je o'clock oo Wednesday, a mob
of about fifteen men, who were engaged in
burning the house of Mr. Lovelace, on Hear
Creek, three miles from Notion's settlement,
were ordered to surrender, by Sheriff Back
enstns; they refused to comply, and imme
diately mails oil- The Sheriff ordered his
posse to fire on them, and it is reported that
two men were kjuea una two wounded by
til" discharge.
Mr. licdelJ, postmaster at Warsaw, was
ordered to leave on Wednesday, by George
Kockwm, r.sq., cx-postniaBiur, ui the loi
lowing words: "The Carthago Greys have
come in, ana you musi leave lown liniucni'
ilbitf'lv. in hull' a minnti."
The St. Louis "New Era" has the follow
ing remarks:
We learu that, on Tuesday, two anti-mor
mon companies, commanded by Williams
and Miller, were encamped about 8 miles
from Warsaw, and had determined to visit
that town next day.
A Mormon force of about 500 had been
raised, as wo understand, by the Sheriff,
liackonstos, and it was said he had made
requisition on Nauvoo for 000 additional
men. On Friday, the Sheriff sent a com.
inunication to Col. Williams, requiring him
and tho leaders of tho inob to surrender, to
be dealt with according to law to give up
the Suite arms in which event the Sheriff
stated that ho would proceed no farther; but
lie informed the mob leaders that, m the
event of their refusal, his duty would com.
pel him to put them to the sword. He gave
them tunc, until l'i o clock on Saturday, to
answer his communication. In the mean
time, Col. Williams nnd his men. and most
of tho citizens of Warsaw, crossed to tho
opposite side of the river, where, it is said,
they intend to wait for reinforcements; and it
is hoped, they will have to wait until nicy
get tired. The work of destruction had
ceased teinnoraril v, at least.
The Nauvoo "Neighbor," of September
17th, says: "The mob continued to burn up
houses until this evening, having burnt prob
ably from 70 to SO, and many thousand bush
els of wheat, and other grain."
From the St. Louis New Era, Sept. 22.
Ifwe were to believe the current accounts
from tho seat of the Mormon War, things at last
dates uppear to be drawing to a close, I he
steamer Di Veraun arrivsd yentorday, bringing
down a number ot passengers, muay of wliuui
aro said to be Anti-.Moriiions fleeing from the
wrath tu come. 'Hie most authentic statement
now in, that the Mormons, headed by (lie re
duuhUtitle IJackenstoes, High Sheriff of Hancock
cuunly and keeper of the peace in general, have
got the upper hand and are about to have all
the sport of slaying the Antis to thomselves.
it. is said tbut he b&s issued another proclama
tion, So' 3 which hut t truck such consternation
into the Auti'Mormun Army of Gen. Williams,
and so completely horrified the inhabitants ot
Warsaw, that the largest proportion ot thu Ar
my has deserted, and the citizens of Warsaw Med
all direction.. The billowing niece of war
news wo found attached to tho manifest of thu
l)i Vernon; .it sounds a good deal like a great
!ol we buve heard before; what reliance is to
placed in it, those who read it can best do-
lei initio:
"Twocompanies of Mormons, one under Mr.
Willuuns and the oilier under Mr Miller, were
encamped on Friday about oight miles from
WarRiw,and avowed their deteimtualiou to visit
Warsaw llienexlday. The whole Mormon furce
was utiuul five hundred, and liackeuslos, the
ShrrilV, had ir.ade a requisition on Nauvoo fur
six hundred mure, who were tu be down on Sat.
ntil.iy. On Friday I no Sheriff sent a communi
cation to Coiomil Williams requiring iiiui it the
oilier loaders ot the moo to surrender ihomsolves
to be dealt with according to the law, and ftvu
up the State arms, in which event he ftho Sher
iff) wuuld net prouced farther, but upon their
refusal ho would put evory one to the swoid;
thoy were allowed till twelve o'clock on Satur
day to answer. Most of the citizens of Waisaw
and Col. Williams's men hadciossed to the oth
er tidu of the river to wait for assistance. The
liotie-liriiiiitrand olboc depradalious upon the
Mormons bad ceased."
There will bo bloody werk, in mulching "i00
men into Warsaw, and upon their rclusinir
la surrender put every one lo the sicoi-if; ion
if the aauli-Moruions liwa nearly all desert
ed, and all the inhabitants of Warsaw lleil, w ho
will this second Nero find to wreak I. is von
genco spoor Certainly be will nut turn about
and stay innocent poisons, norjs it probable that
will cross aver into Missouri after the Amis.
We never had much confidence in these Uum
b isles Furioso accounts -of Mormon wars, but
there are .a great many persons who are fund
ufwar, and by their partiality for the humble
are led astray. We suppose that when Sheriff
Backeustos marches .into Warsaw and finds none
of the Holers there, that he will march out ujpiiu
without producing a civil war.
The U. S. Steamer Princeton arrived at Pn
eacola, with the lutest no in from Meiico, from
which we learn thai there were no sigus of war.
The following items we gather from the New
Or loans Picayune;
The French minister, Uaron Alleye deCiprey
having again 'been refused the reparation he
demanded for the personal indignities offered
him seme months sinco, has demanded and re
ceived his passports. He was expected tu leavo
in the next packet from Vera Crui.
liy the papers received at Vera Cruz on tbr
Mill from Momco, it appears that a dispatch bad
arrived ui llie capinl, slating that J0U0 regular
troops of the United Slates, and liuu Tenuis,
were on the march for AJutauiuras.
Tabasco was still in the possession of the Fed
eralists, and as yet lire Government had been
unable to despatch any troops to put daw a the
revolt. Tho revolution it Tabascw la repudia
ted by the Federalists of Mexico.
Farodus was at San Louis I'alosi with a force
of 10,01)0 men. He was ostensibly making pre
parations to march fur the nurthern fiuuiior; but
his designs are susiucled, and be has been accu
sed iu Mexico of aiming at a military dictator
ship. The Santa Anna party are in favor ef postpon
ing lbs declaration of war against the United
Slates to a'tuore propitious lime, in view of tho
preient distracted and unprepared condition of
tho country.
Tbi Mi and the liauTE. The V. Orleans
Daily Tropic of the 9th of August, publishes by
authority two city ordinance ot by-laws in rola
tion to "slaves" and "useful animals!" The 1st
enacts that any iinct, unless blind or infirm,
found walking with a stick or cane in any part
of the city, "thall be carried to lite police jail,
where he thall net ire twenly-five lashes, and sliali
forfeit said stick, club, or vane, to any tree per
son selling it."
So much for Ike Human; now for the brute.
The second ordinance is as follower
"Uttolvei, That &on and after tbo passage of
this ordinance, all eraons who treat cruelly,
and itboui iwvMafity, any useful animal, shall
be fined fifly dollars; one half fur the benefit of
Hie inloruuir, and tho other half for the beuerit
of the city." Esti 2Vaitrijii,
Another Flare Up at pAnHtHiBusn, Va
The elements at Parkersburir appnar to be in
liuice commotion, and all manner ol antics are
cut. redociirur but little credit on a community
we have always been disposed to esteem for its
intolli(n; and love ol oraer. i n -"i" con
ference of the Methodist Church, at its last ses
sion, in Cincinnali. stationed llev. John Dillon
at Parkersburg, to succeed Rev. Azra Itrown, on
the recommendation, as it was supposed of the
The Church is about equally divided for and
sirainsl receiving a minister from the Ohio Con
ferrence. Those whs were ill the negntiva olos
ed the Church doors agaiml Mr. Dillon on
Sabbath morning and refused to let him in. rh,
succeeded in gelii"r in, however, os we learu
from the Marietta Iniellif oncer, and preached
Au indignation meeting m held tho next day,
a committee of sixty appointed to watt upon
him and notify him that he must romoe or be
removed by force! ....
Itev. A. Urown, when be returned to the
town to remove bis rsmily.was threatened will,
a coal of tar and leathers! Neither of these
gonlleincn are charged with abolitionism; yet
such proceedings are loloralod in open day
nit of the Church want a minister from the
Ohio Conference, and they are dented the priv
ilege of having or hearing or,e! O. 6. Journal.
Awti-Tixas Meeting The Middlesex Co-Anti-Texas
Convention met on Monday Sid
nisi. Dr. Klislia Huntingdon of Lowell wrs
oboson President. The discussions of the day
look a wide rango, one class of speakers wish
ing to have measures taken for a new govern
ment and a new Union as soon as tho consurnii
tiun of the Texas plot slioulr1 take place, anoth
er class protesting against iinysuc.h nullification;
and a third suifgeslinr that the annexation cou 1
still be prevented.
1 he Convention aniotKiied on motion of Mr.
Channing of N. York, to meet at Cambridge
the first Thursday of October. It first piss
ed a series of resolutions, of which the most
stringent is tho declaration that after the annex
ation, Massachusetts will consider all compro
mises on tho subject of slavery at an end. Hus
ton .Ide.
Jons Tylhr's lat Wonus. John Tvler
has written a letter to the Committee ol the Tx-
an Convention, appointed to thrnk him for bis
labors in bringing about Annexation, in which
be mocVstly claims the credit of "oriirinaling
'he question," being actuated "by the single de
sire ol advancing the cause of liberty." Hnaiys
llie aut is worthy ot the aire in which wo live,
and be might have added of the man who begot
it. I ho measure of hit ambition is now full;
for the cunvetitmn of llie people of Texas, have.
by resolution, indelibly stamped his name upon
the faco of the transaction. .Ifusj. Mpu.
Mb. Kpitor:
In looking over a late number of your pa
per I observed a communication written by
Mr. Trescott in which he pretends to give a
true account of the citizens' meeting recent
ly held in this place, and as he has made
Home misrepresentations or mistakes, I
thought it due to myself as a member of that
meeting, and to the public, to correct some
of these statements. Friend Trescott was
under the necessity of going as far back as
Massillon W order to get at the pith of the
meeting here. Now 1 cannot see any connec
tion whatever between the meeting held in
Massillon and the one held here. 1 knew
nothing of the character of the people of
that place, but what I can learn from others
they will average with the rest of communi
ty. In speaking of the meeting at l'aris, he
says, "Flushed with success on camo Am-bl-T
and Murray to this place." I cannot
learn that they were successful iu nny thing
except the conviction of boiiid of the speak
ers of false statements, for I understood the
speakers themselves, that they were not suc
cessful in driving or requesting them to
leave town until they had a mind to go.
Ho passes very lightly over the first and sec
ond meeting held here, saying "most of our
citizens know about that." Xuw I can see
much more connection between all the ui"et
ings held here than I can between a part of
them ajid the Massillon or Paris meeting.
If Mr. Trescott bad possessed k ilt the hon
esty that he assumes in his statements, he
would have stated t; the public the banter
that was thrown out from the stand for any
one to contradict stateineuts lunlo there
which a largo share of the audience believed
to ho incorrect; and when Mr. Ambler step
ped forward to tike the stand, how he was
rejected with this excuse, that his character
was not good enough for the Rpeak-r to de
bate with, when nt the s iine time this speak
er admitted, that be had associated himself
with characters of ill-fame with the view of
reforming them, but could notassori ito him
self with a minister of the pospcl to con
vince him of error. No wonder tint ho
kept this logic in the dark, as it would have
altered the picture very much. Mr. Tresentt
knows that Mr. Ambler and others who wan
ted to be heard, asked for only half the time
mid they would not give it; they would not
give any time for a reply hut wanted only
one sido to bo presented and then asked us
to give judgment iu their favor. Again he
says, "Flushed with the moboeratie victory
of that afternoon Ambler and .Murray agreed
there should be held a citizens' indignation
meeting." Now here is something new un
der the sun, after a company of people have
mobbed another company, to then hold an
indignation meeting. Who ever heard of
the like? whoever thought of the like but
our Friend Trescott? If ho had put the
meeting foremost and the mob after, then
people that knew nothing about the matter
might have swallowed it, but as hn has it
shaped I think he is taxing people's gulli
bility too much to believe it. Tho truth is
there was not the least symptom of a mob
through the whole meetings, except by Mr.
Tri'scott and mmti of his coadjutors when
ho held the floor eoutrary to tho decision of
the chair, and of the meeting to which he
took an appeal from the chair, and 1 was
surprised w hen I saw iu his article the stato
inent that hu was sustained by the people,
in bis appeal. This 1 think I can s ifuly say
is faUu, in the chairman told hitii that their
decision was against him, and he did not
claim it otherwise at the limn as he might
have done if he had any doubts about it, and
had the votes counted- I was sorry to see
htm show a disposition to consume the wholo
time und keep tho pcupln there until night,
in order to keep the resolutions from coming
before the meeting. Here the same odor of
half the time was made U Mr. Trescott, but
this he would not accept. I thought it very
ungenerous in him to ask more than this, btit
as ours was a free meeting, I suppose he
thought he would make himself very free.
He says this was a picked company; this is
true as fir as regards his movements in get
ting people who were hern from dill'ereut
parts of the State to come and vote down
the reception of the resolutions, and no far
ther, lint in this dishonest scheme he
was foiled, for notwithstanding this foul
play, the citizens of Salem voted their re
ception nnd would have voted their adoption
if they could have had a chance. He is al
so wrong in imputing to Mr. Murray a motion
to pass the resolutions without debate; he made
n motion to take them up separately and after
considering them severally to idopttheiT.;
but the meeting cried out "wo have heard
them, nnd understand them, and want them
adopted without debate," anticipating in the
meantime Mr. Trescott's plan of obtaining
the floor and keeping it tiu'il the meeting
was obliged to adjourn. As to his being on
the committee, 1 think no one was sorry.
I for one was not, as 1 wanted to know
what, ground he occupied in this movement,
and I trust I now do, and it is a peculiar one
too. It is this; 1 have it from his own lips.
Ho says, "1 believe tho (Jarrisnn doctrine ta
bo the right doctrine, hut I have not religion
enough to adopt it." 1 leave the communi
ty to make their own comments upon this
position; it is one 1 think no nun will envv.
lie was asked in the committee room to writ?
out something t i suit bis own views and pre
sent to the rest of the committee; this be re
fused to do at first and suggested that Mr.
Ambler should draw up something. Mr,
Ambler then asked all the rest of the com
mittee to present something but they all laid
it upon him, he presented some which wen.'
altered and amended until they suited the
minds of all but our friend Trescott. We
tried to have him tell us wherein he want'd
the resolutions altered, but he could not, but
Slid he would write nut a minority report. As
to the character of the resolutions they were
not insulting to any one, nor were they cal
culated to abridge the freedom of the press,
or the liberty of speech; nn the contrary they
were exactly the opposite. One resolution
was especially framed li vindicate the free
dom of speech, which h id been violently
trampled upon dnriuj thn progress of these
meetings. Our friend has strange ideas of
the; liberty of speech. He seems to think
it is to bo confined entirely to himself and
his associates; this idea showed itself very
prominently through all the proceedings of
the meetings here.
I hope our friend Isiac will not atiilertaki?
to give nny more accounts of meeting nn-1
less he can givo a fiirer represent n'lou than
be has of the citizeus' meetin held bere.
The citizens of Salem who are not biased
by their sectarian feelings, tiuderttnd the
character of tho meeting alluded t in the
foregoing communication, and it seems: scarce
ly necessary for us to say to our readers
abroad, that tho charge that iredom of;
speech was tratnpied npou by the abolition
ists, is without foundation. It is true that
S. S. Foster did refuse to debate with the
Kev. Mohocrat, for his conduct here wis
grossly insulting, nnd he had but recently
led on a mob in Paris, and the speaker con
sidered that the moral charactnr of such a
man did not entitle him to the notico which
ho cl limed as a disputant upon the auli-sja.
very platform. Km.
Who that reads the llugle, h is not read
Carver Tomlinson's letter giving an account
of the removal of Abby Kelley from a meet-
ing of Orthodox Quakers, assembled for pur
poses of worship! and who is thorn that on
reading that letier did not turn a thought to!
those days of primitive Quakerism "when
George Fox used to enter the churches, and,
clothed in the panoply of truth, strike terror
and dismay into the hearts of those who were
revelling on the supersiions of the people? '
(ieorgo Fox was then a reformer, a bold and
fearless one, and those whom lie enlisted in
his warfare upon all that cast itself in the way
of human improvement were, if not the only,
by far the boldest reformers of their day
repudiating the popular religion bee.iuse of
its corruption; they were the true and only
Comc-outors. Condemning slavery while
all thn world beside were either indulging in
the wrongs, or'slepnig unmoved by the cry
ing iniquities of the system, t!ty were ite
only a'i'ilititmUta of tho age in which they liv
ed. Confronting the churches which abound
ed in sin, and rebuking the iniquities there
of, they were the incendiaries, the 'disturb
ers of the peace and quiet" of societies and
sectaries; nnd most dearly did they pay the
forfeit of their temerity, not only by being
dragged out of thn churches at the diet ition
of the priesthood as have Abby lvellev and
Supbeu Foster and a multiplicity of others
been not only by being dragged through
the streets by the infuriated populace as was
Win. Lloyd Garrison but by being mur
dered in their dwellings, as was the martyr
ed Lovejoy, and being burned at the stike as
was the daring Mcintosh. II ut these wor
thy ancestors of ours acted, as all men must
act, only iu accordance with the lirht which
tltey hail; they did not perceive that iu form
ing themselvus into a society ("even though it
was a '.'Society of Friends") adnptingacreed,
and writing out a set of rules by which to
regulate their future action, they were laying
the foundation on which was to be reared us
bigoted and time-serving a sect as ever threw
its shade wbre the light of human reason
should hayo shone. They had uot learned
that hu man intellect was ever advancing; that
as new truths wore continually being deyel
nped the moral aptioji of each age must be
above and in advance of the proceeding ortuj
and oh! what a commentary is the present
position of their pretended followers in the
mistake which they coinnrittid. Let the
reformers of our day he warned thereby to a
dopt no creed save nlleginnce to truth, and n
relinnce on tbo teachings of reason, so that
their minds may tu ever ready to receive
Whatever of the "former the latter may bflW
before them.
Hut to (he drng-otit: What will sectarian
bigotry and intolerance not lend to! Werei
our peaceful advocates of the supremacy of
mora! froweT er'rr brrrte force assembled fer
tile transaction of any specific busitts, thn
train of which would hav'c been inter
rupted by tUj delivery of tho uiesnMgfl which,
our sister bore them? Sitf hut dirty' had met
for public worship, ami to be ins"riK-t .J hy
public speaking rlatve to tltcir mrra and
religious duties, and yet when n sister pre
Hontcd herself among them and essayed to
speak the truths with which slw wa impress
ed in behalf of those whom our institutions
h ive struck dumb, they would not hour her,
lest confusion and shame should come upon
them. Who th at is posses cl of one spark
of the divinity of human nature can contem
plate with eyes unmoistcned by tears of pity
the condition of that man who is so entirely
debased, his moral sensibilities so totally be
numbed, and the soul within him so shrivell
ed up to nought, that be could lay his cow
ardly and sin-polluted hands violently upon
the person of a woman and thrust her from
where a sense of duty had impelled her to
utter that truth which alone can redeem anoV
regenerate the world!
And now permit me with all deference, to
caution the editors of thn IJuglo against giv
ing too easy credence to discreditable ru
mors, While I advocate the stiting nf prin
ciple: iu the strongest terms, I strongly dis
approve of publishing scandalous rumors in
relation to respectable persons, and wan there
fore grieved to see in your prefacing note, a
statement that Zidok Street was implicated
in the transaction spoken of. Who would
believe that lis would make himself the vile
tool of those emiss irios of the Uevil, who
were too sanctimonious to do their own dirty
work, and therefore called upon those syeo.
phautie lick-spittles, who, too devoid of in
tellect to gain for themselves that notoriety
which their vanity demands, are base enough
to do the bidding in all things of those
whom they look for promotion. If ho was en.
gaged iu tint work, he must have been drunk,
or by some otbnr tne ins deprived of natural
reason. Please inquire into it, and see if
you cannot Cllaec the stigma which by that
note you cast iijiou bis character.
If ojir friend Wilein iji was grieved at the
report in refcrenco Ui Zadok Street, we fear
that bis grief will be gruitly increased when
we assure him tint our statement was true,
huvsug hiieu coulirmed by -ye witnesses, and
Zfidok himself does not dny it, although ho
objects to lheterni "drag-out." We presumo
that carrjf out would sound more friendly and
etiphouious in his ears. c. Iiopo that nei
t!nr bis position in society, wealth, religious
rnuni t'tion nor other adventitious circumstan
ce will sen en him from that censuio which
hi actions so richly m-rit. (Ena's.)
Friends Enrrorts: nelieving;, and wish
ing to act upon the belief so far as my abili
ties will allow me. that man is endowed by
his creator with the right to think indepen
dent of sect arian trammels or human creeds;
hence I wish to speak of what I consider
one of the grossest inconsistencies of tho
llicksito Quakers. Although a member of
that sect, I have not sulliciont gullibility tu
think that those who belong to it are tulalli
hie; they are even more ineonsistent nn some,
noiuts tliau any others. They beliovo or at
least profess to believe, that if any person
feels it a duty to speak, n-i matter where, ho
has the right so to do. Now I do not ques
tion this belief as not being right, neither
have I any issue with t'.teiu so far as tho
simple belief goes. A man who knows
what constitutes the interest of his oppress
ed brother ami doe3 not proclaim it nor act
it out, of what benefit is ho to that brother!
Does he remember them that aro in bonds as
bound with tlimn! Is not such the position
of the member of the sect above alluded
to! If they believe that every one who
feels it his duly to speik, has the right so
to do, and claim it when they wish to spoilt
themselves, why ib they not acknowledges
in other tho right they would have others
acknowledge in them! Why was there so
much bickering and quarreling among them
as to whether Abby Kelley should be ad
mitted into their meeting! Did they not be
lieve she felt that she had a duty to perform
Why did they manifest so much opposition
to her and her associates -;o'iiiiig, us they
say, to disturb the rcliiou harmony of
Friends! Does jdeading for fullering hu
iinnily, and laboring for the opening of the
prison doors to theni that are bound, disturb
the religiuut harmuny of Friends? If go, I
pray that I may bo delivered from such
shvehiddinz harmony, for it does not deserve '
the name of religium!
If I rightly understand tho matter, Abby
Kelley's design in coining to Salem during
Yearly Meeting week was that she might
have a friendly interview with thate in "at
tendance, from some of whom site expected
much; und she felt it a duty Incumbent upon'
her to toiiib at that time that she might en
courage them and other to practice what
she considered the fundamental Dri nc i nli'a nl
Christianity. Had she uot a right so to do,
! according to Friends' belief! most certain
; ly. Wny did some of tbo member ohjeet
j to her request to sit in tlcjr meeting! Was
j it because she did not sjeak the truth! Oh,
! no! It was done through the instrumental!-
! It' ll.u ..'.llnrt. ..,... .l..S ...l.n .1....
.,!.- iiih i , imimw--. . uu inaicu lull.
the principles of ijnti.ijluyery would contum-
imiti. tlm min.l .,(' tlm v.iitlh I n-in
, litis conclusion after cpcatelly hairing the
uiu I iirims wain tqn ,uuiit;r ui llie uunucr
of following the Lo! here, and the Lo!
tlieres. and exhort them to leave tangible
things and cleave to those of the spirit
that spirit I suppose, through which they
may join any corporation whore the "Al
mighty Dollar" is to be gained.
Yours for humanity,
Berlin, Sept. aith, 1M 15.

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