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From the Liberator.
5CJ hwatht Mtiafadloa In la? before
ov reader, and hl numaro'ia on-imra."!, an
other Intemating letter from Frederick Doeslaaa
Sj Intn'ifi la tin tnteraat fait here in 'i bl
tiio'irrit abr-nd. tliat Imp 1 he find elan J
W. H ilFim will not nllnw Cunard ttoam-aliip
In laiv l.ierp.ol, without sending in t Hue ol
intelligence
Letters from Frederick Douglass. No. 2
DUBLIN. Sept 16. 1845.
Dicit Fsum
Vn'i will fill J iri" mid mvetfar in ntd
Ireland. O ir at iy i iro'r.icletl tit e-ni-eq-ieiine
of the imblicaliiirt bera nl'riv n irrnliv. I mtril
hinlly iv ar hippy, vtban 1 tell vnu our
liuma it Hid hinwi l Mr It. I). Weh, lb
Vory i.uperoniioit of e'd faahiuued, Ihonm'i
jroiu-r an'i l irerv; Hud th it wot are CMisianily
cIihitm'I by tlio mic vtv ol Mr. Jriti- II iiiflitun,
than 'vhi'ti. tliera in not to ha l.ninil a truer, i
mure dovulod, n 1 1 nil. wiirkinir, pnnoivriinj all
o'ilio'iial nil I'll mile of lh Atlantic. VVa leivo
eUo haim aidad, cheered and aUdiiUianer! bv tin
linVn and yKiiHrmia-liaattad James mid 'I'lininaa
Webh, in e.icli of whisi boutea wa have been
mule perfectly at home.
t) ir IumiU were all in uln glad by' ha arrival
of the ever welcome Lilieraior and Standard
yhTj iv uli'i i'ijIi I Iih v bore the Mil intelli-
tfdtKe ol iltH late ol (; .! I. lay n pre. I ran
inov remani'ier no nrcirrcnce of mtibui'ralic vin
fence a dual ilia anli-al iverv cnie winch sent
licit a chill over my linpaa. In. the iiiemetit, aa
the one in qomlinn. 1 regarded I lie ( tn III xlnti iit
of tint pm-a it l.n.xnn!l"ii, Ky., aa one ol the
muu linpefnl and soul-clioerino, signs of the
time, i atnr ahiuing in d.irk'ta-ai, beaming
linpH tu Ilia alinii-rttieiqiatrinir Imtidiiian, and hol
ding Irii' to aiilior tnf aa tlm u.iy ol ma deliver
a i no i' ci riuin. lint, al it! the mob lia Irni'iipV
ed. mid Ilia mar apparently gone mil.
Tim oniony ci inn up in Cm-mim at an nnfortil
pate hiitir. Av iiliuir llie.nselvea nf h a pictwifa.t,
thv h ivh ur:riijiltil ag ih dim Ye1 ilia rane
frb-iil nut miller, the alar, wliiina lighi hid h-cinne
piiul'il. n ill yi;l heciine a aim. whom brilliant
ray thill ac.ircu lilHler and burn, till aliVRrv
-elt ill hit itileriv fotiiti tied. I ivua ahnnat a irrv!
to lie rrnin hiiinn, wIihii the fuicn nf Ilia l'i'(-hlat
'in $ it bd iU viiii.i in C'iiit!n;ri!iiiir p'ibiic indiir
in mi iii'ki mi h irnble an outrage upin the
(Veil linn uf t'lt prita.
UVa'till. hiKVfvr. luiKe the ni'mt rf vl in
lhi Inn I.- the ilaiiniiii! 'e -d iilitll rmif t'inuh
nil theii kni ln'114. I'd.. Imai. rrniil. ii'Varflv
an I Hiii'rnil t: wr icmr ol' III u urj imiimiI b.ind o'
pl'iiiildrcm. dlul he m f-illy ttVfihil an I am t.a
i lliln uf d iln it. Wli.il ,i hrilli i'it iliiKKr:ttl(in
of r p ili'ic in Iiivh fif frNlllH, H'liv the mon
atclia mil tritii!r.iia nl the ol! 'iird vitl IrHin
biBiit ina Tip d in i re 'i i if rfp'''licin treedmii!
1 1 tw i'iy will lit In ilimr nvi f ir vitr aiiatni',
wlin Uwv th nU uf their own tyranny, m i-nni
ip in: o i. with I r" iriM a id n.ib'e I isii'Htiiin ol
A'li-'r'ci. wlnirii frm-ilmn uf thi pti'di ini-an fio
d"in lo advucati' alaery. it wlntro liheily r-t
l-iifd hv law.tii"nita Hlavirv prntrctrd hv an arm
td bind nf bloody aHauMiim! Uul, thank Heaven
Op(rffiuii lnll nut ri'it'n 1
U'ir tuccvai hi'ie w fVfii grmlcr tlian I had
ftTrii'ipi-tBil Wn Imvh IihIiI lour ifhirimii ani
al.ivury niiiiinii4 two in the Koyl Kxc'iniiue.
and two in the KriendV inetiiii!.ioiiai' all
crow.ifd to nvi iflnivinij. Only tniitk nf not
4i't!ihni! a inoi-t'ii!io the melting house nf thn S'j
cietynl FritidV. When nt lining, Ihev won'd
kIiikmI ImiIi. na ontiif IhiMf yard M'irruinfnn
eti atiir l!l4M1., ll'tlie IjVoii Friend.. ineetini;
li'iiHH mi. ilil hn. by aoitm prnro4, pUrrd on thia
anlH tlm XIUiiIh;. iti apaitiona walla wrmul prib
nlill at once w liroino an anti fl ivery initilinir;
b il aa things now atand. it iitnt bo elowd to
ll'ini'inil V '! FriHiiiN eot Into the mi. tnri-t
I am to lecture toinoriow evniiiiig m ihe Mij
aic Hall. It will li ihl three lnoiia.iiirl pprainis.
and la Int fur a'm'it fi'lv dull tra a niirlit. Bnt it
guii'Tii.ia prnpricloi. Mr. Ch'B'HI, haa kindly
r)riend to let me 11 ive it Tree ol charge. 1
I have aliendm! aeveral temperance meetinrfH,
and irwvti"! aeveral teinporance addreaei
Friend II I'lj'it i't, ll'lTnin and invaelf apeke to
d;iy on teniji'Tanee in the very prim in which
O'Connell waa put I went out I hi Sunday In
It iiiteit'KVit. and aaw Kuther la'ii"w adiiiinia.
ler Hi pletl re to ati int fum thotiaAiid. 4tl'he
ci'iH i alill lolling on "
One of i he moo p'eiatng feati'rea of my viiil ,
lima f.tr. Iiaii h-teo a tol.tl alienee nf all tii imtm
litiona of or j'tdice agimi.t ine.nriaitoHtit nl mv
Color .I'll cnaiige of ciiciimaianrmi.Jii thia, ia
ptteiriirlv ainking. 1 go on Mage ciaichea oni
mb nei, aienin'i lata, i to t ie firal caiiiin, and in
h firat ptihlir) bmiaea ailh'int Ihe i'ihlefO
in I'M'eil ti i .n nt thai hairlnl and vulvar fei Mi g
if Hunt me I rind mvell not liejted aa a color,
kul aa a mill net aa a thing, but aa a chilli ol
(b cuunuup Fuller of na all
III great liaate,
Ever yonra,
FREDERICK DOUGLASS..
SLAVERY AS IT IS.
We hiv nr.-!y met with mnje revoltinf;
inatincc r.f inlium inilv nnl hypnerisy, th in
the one recoiitly rel it'll ft a public meetinr;
nt Cincinn iti, by Upv. Mr. Boucher, a Mcth
ndHt nilnisUr, who fjimcrly resided at the
S uit'i.
Whilo he wis on fltn Aliibnmi Circuit, he
spent a Sabbath with an old circuit preacher,
who was Blsi a Doctor, living- nmr the
Horse shoe," celebrated aa 'fleneral Jack
in's b ittle ground. Etrly Mond ty morn'
ini, he. w.18 reiding Pope's Mi'si'nlito Mr
Jioucncr, when ins wtlo cill"rl him out.
Mr. Boucher frhnt-od his rye out nf the win
dow, anil 8tw a shve min Hfcindinx 'y, and
t'ie husband and wife consulting over him.
Pros-nitty thn Doctor took a r.tw-hiilo fr on
nndcr his coit, nnd hngm to cut up the half-
nikcd btck of th? slive. Sever iHnehes of
thn skin turned up. perfectly white at -every
trokc, until the whole bark was red with
fjore. At first thn Tieer.itcd mm crifd out
in his arrony; nt which the Dnctir and Di
Tine cried out at every trnke, "Won't ve
hush! Won't yi hush! " till finally the slave
etool still, and bore the tortures with only a
groan.
As sion as he had completed his task, the
D-et r cimo in. panting, and alinast out of
bre'tli, and addressing Mr. Boucher, said.
" TVuifl y an p o to prayt-r with us air?"
The amazed circuit rider fell upon jiis kn-es
and priyed. tittrrinn he hirdly knew what.
.When he left the house, the poor creature of
a slave nad crept up and knelt at the door
durinu prayer, with his body eory with blood
down to his very heels. Congregational Jour-
nil.
Caw'T Stawo It Elibu Burrilt rafuaei u
aland aa the Liberty Parti' candidate for the of
Ece of Lieut. Governor. We expected hiagood
emit wguld brinj him to such a decision.
PROTEST AGAINST AMERICAN SLAVERY
BY ONE HUNDRED AND
SEVENTY UNITARIAN MINISTERS.
Wb, th ndr1rrn1, diVltilo of Chrlet
(tnd Ministirs of his Gospel, to beirinj sol
emn fcwtimony affainstthe systrm of Amcri
ein SI ivery, deem it proper in the first place
to declare the rrroiinds of our action.
Wo owe it to Three Millions of Slaves,
our f.-llow nr-n and brethren, to do wh it we
rightfully r- in to undo their burdens. The
wronirj of the SItve, however distant he
nny be. are our wron-rsi for Jesus has taught
us th tt every suflercr whom we r.ia relieve
is our neiolibor, thonirha stranger, ol another
ric" m l in a distint linJ.
W.i owe it to the Slaveholders, our fellow
men nn l brethren, whom vri believe to be
in ft position hostile ti the influences of
Christiinitv. to speak a wor t of warning
eoncerniiiir'th? in-aril evil anl inhumiuity ol
thn system with which they are connected.
Consequently Southern men of better
chancier who would not, pcrhap-i. them
selves sanction sueh eonstr tint, are nai'er
tholcsj left without instruction as to their
duty in relation to slavery. Anil if neither
rolifritm nor he instincts of humanity, nor
thelirst principles of American liberty have
tiuoht them tli.it the system is wronj, their
ignorance nny not be wholly their fiult, but
if would be ours if we were to su!Ter it to
remain. That they have been educated U
believe that Slaveliol.linj is ri'lit, m ly be a
tenon why we should not severely blame
them, but it is also the reason why we shout J
show them the 'ruth; since the truth on this
subject must come ta them, if at all, from
the free St ites, through books, writing and
public opinion.
These reasons would induce us to speak,
even if the Njrth were doinw nothing to up
hold Slavery. But our political, commer
cial and sneiil relations with the South, by
thn lonij silence of Northern Christians and
Churches, by the fict tint Northern men,
Coin:! to the South, often become Slavehold
ers and npolnrrists for SI ivery, we have iriv-
rn the SI ivchjlders jeasnn to believe th it
it is only the accident of our position which
prevents ns from engajjin in this syst3in as
fully as-thems-dves. Our silenee therefore
is upholding Slavery and we must speak
agiiust it in order not ta speak in its support.
Esprehny do we feel that the denomina
tion which tikes for its motto -"'Liberty, Ho
liness and Love, shou? 1 be foremost in op
posing; this system. Mom than others we
have contended for three preit principles,
individual liberty, perfect ri rhtHousiiess, an I
human brotherhood. All of these are gross
ly violited by the system of SI ivery. We
contend for mentd freedom; shall we not de
nounce the system which fetters both mind
and ho ly! We have deel ired righteousness
to be the essence of Chri-sti mity; sh :11 we
not oppose th t system whi-h is the sum 'f
all wronot We claim for all men the ri-jht
of brotherhood before a universal F.rther:
ought we not to testify nrriinst that which
tr.imp1.rs so many of ourbrethren under font!
These reasons would lead us to sne.ik in
dividually and separ'tely. But our comVui
ed voices may he heard inorj widely and be
morn rciarded and we therefore speak in '
company. As wo do not, as a denomini
tion, combine in S'.ihseribinj creeds and fix
ing systems of theolonry, the more should
wo be ready to unit'? in practical endeavors
to remove moral evils. As our principles ol'1
religious liberty do -not permit us to exclude
ourbrethren who are Slaveholders from our
Christian fellowship, the more should we
testify against the Slave system itself. Some
individuals in ly think they hold slaves for
the pood of their bnndincn, in order to give
then their liberty nnder more f ivorable cir
cumstances. We cannot rejjird such Slave
holders as wo do those who hold their fel
low beinos as property for the sike of pain
or personal convenience. Leaving to God
to decide on the romp intivc (juilt or inno
cence of tn.liviJu il SI iveholders, we pro
nounce the system unchristian and inhuman.
And more especially do we feel bound to
lift up our voices nt the present time, when
the Son'h has succeeded in compromising
the union to the supp irt of Slavery; when
it hag been made a ere it national interest,
defended by oor national diplomacy, and to
be upheld by our national arms; when the
nation has, by a new measure, solemnly as
sumed the guilt and responsibility of its con
tinuance; when free Northern citizens, with
out nny alleged crime; are thrown into South
ern prisons and sold to perpetuvl bondage;
when our attempts to appeal lespectfully to
the Federil Courts are troitd with con
tumely, so that thn question is no longer
whether Slivcry shall continue in the South
ern Stites, but whether Freedom shall con
tinue in any of the St .t"S. Now, therefore,
when ourroliinee on political measures has
filled, it is the time to trust inure fully in
the power of Truth. To the schemes of
party leadrrs, t politie-1- m -jorities, to the
united treasures, arms, dom iins and interests
of the n.itiori, pledged to the extension mid
perpetu -tion of the system, let us now
oppose the simple m liesty of Triitlu "For
who knows not that Truth is strononcxt
the Al niohtv!"
We, therefore, Ministers of the Gospel of
irutiinQ't L.o-ve, in the name or God the
univwofl Father, in the frame of Christ the
Uedeinnr. in the name of Humanity and
Hum n Brotherhood, do solemnly protest
against the system of Slavery, as unchristian
and inhumnn
Because it is a violation of the law of
Kiffiit, racing me sum ot all unrighteousness
which man can do to man, depriving him not
oidyol'his possessions but of himsilf. And
a i.i the possession of one's srlfareioeluiled
ill other possessions, and in the right of
nnn'a tnlf rA tnnl...l..J lt ...I . . .
a ax.it niuuuru mi uiucr rignts, fie
who makes a ivn a slave commits tht errant.
est possible robbery and the greatest possi-
Because it violates the law of I.v.
which says, "AN hatsoever ye would that
men should do unto you, do yo even o auto
them."
Because it degrades man, the imaoe of
UoU, into a thing changes persons into ororj.
erty; and, by violating the dignity of the
human satil, is a constant acrilegu against
58XS3BS!
that (onl vfhioh the Sortptnroe declare to be
th "Twnpl.of th Holy Ghost.4
B 90a use it necessarily tends to pollute the
onl of the Slave producing all vices and
fostering habits ol indolence, sensuality,
falsehood, treacherv, theft, moral stupor and
perpetual childhood by takinj away Ifnpr,
which God has nnnointed as the li rh'lener of
toil, the spur to exertion, and tho seed of
progress, and by destroying the sense of n
sponsibility, which is the bond that connects
thn soul with God.
Because it tends to defile the soul of the
master as unlimited power must generally
produce self-indulgence, licentiousness, cm
elty, iirrogmcc an I a d unineering spirit
qtnlities utterly oonosed to the humility
meekness and self-denial of Christ. We
cheerfully admit that some, both of the
SI iveholders and Slaves, have nobly resist
ed these influences and shown ns virtues
which we should be pr-ud ti imitita. But
we know th it Van pr -v lilinj ten lencv of the
system is nevertheless evil, an I tli it it m ist
iiwiys nfl"jr mmifold tempt itions and inevi
tihle occasions to sin.
Beeiuse thiasysten. ns the in dispensable
condition of it continuance, must restrict
e location, keep the Bible from the Slive,
mike life insecure in the hands of irrespon
sible power, deprive female innocence of
protection, sanction adultery, tear children
tram parmts and husbands from wives, vio
late the divine institution of families, and by
hard and hopeless toil make existence a bur
den. Bsc.ansc Slavery, as all history testifies,
eats out the heart of nations, and tends eve
ry year more and more to sear the popular
conscience and impair the virtue of the peo
ple. It neutralizes the influence which we
ought to exert on the world as a nation whoso
mission it is to extend tho principles of po
litical freedom. It degrades our national
character, making us appear before mankind
as solemn hypaerites who declare "that all
men are equal," and yet persist in holding a
portion ot them as Slaves who declare
that "am, are endowed with certain inaliena
ble rights, among which are life, liberty, and
the pursuit of happiness," and yet tike
these rights from a sixth part of their own
community. Constintly to profess onething
and constantly to practice another must de
stroy the sinews of national virtue.
In pure obedience to these principles which
no circumstances can obseuro and no time
ran ch inge, we protest against nny attempt
to defend this system on the ground th it
tho !S1 ives are often treated Kindly. It is
not a qiinstinu of treatment, hut of right;
and the greatest kindness would be no com
pe.iRition for the rights which are withheld.
We protest agiinst any attempt to defend
the system from the letter of the Scriptures
or fro:n practices recorded in the Old Tegu
ment as a libel upon God an.) Christ, which
would t"nd, so fir ns the attempt succeeded,
to destroy our confidence in tho Bible. If
this system was not prohibited among nn
rient nations by positive 1 w, it wis not for
the reason th it it wis right, hut that, like
polygamy and olier evil prietices, "it was
snlT'-red lor a Jrae because of the hvrdncs
of their Imirta." An.1 if, from the imper
fect knowledge under the old dispeoettim.
"the time of this ignorince God winked at."
yet now in the light of the Gospid; "He
comm i nils all mn everv where to repent."
Finally, while we prescribe ao man's course
of action, we earnestly implore all to put
forth their full energy, and in the most elTi-
ci 'lit modes, to show decidedly their sympa
tic uit!i -wi ..-a .,.:- ..I. i ' ..
n t..i bi,u o in, 'i tiinr fiun-irrriirw ui
the system of oppression of which he is
made the victim.
We implore our brethren at the South, es
peei ;lly those who hold the same faith
as ourselves, to show their faith by their
works; U come out from all participa
tion in this sin, and, in the way they deem
best, "to undo the heavy burden and let the
oppressed go free."
We implore our brethren nt the North, who
may ro to reside in the Slaveholding rerrions.
to go determined to make every sacrifice of
profit or convenience rather than become
abettors of this inhuman institution.
We implore all Christians ami Christian
preachers to unite in unceasing prayer to Gsd
for aid agiinst this system, to lose no oppor
tunity of speaking the truth and spreading
light on tlris SKbjoct, in fiith that the truth is
strong enough to break every yoke. We
pray them to remember whose hearts
were in this cause, who have ascended on
high. If Channing, Folletv, Worcester and
Wire, are still miaillul of wbnt is passing be
low, they must be looking to us to tike their
places and to do their work. Wherefore see
ing we are comp issed by sneh witnesses, let
us lay psHu every weight, n-nd do the work
ofliiin who sent us wttie it is day.
And we, on our part, do hereby pledge
ourselves hefore God and our hrr.-thren. nver
to be weary ef laboring in the raufe of hu
mm rights and five.lo.n till Slavery is abol-
isncii ana every tilavo mule Iree.
Wh rei the more obliged to bear this test-
imony because the Gospel nf Christ cannot
now be felly preached in the Slaveholding
States. If U could, it mi rht be less necessa
ry to crpress our views in the present lorm.
But violent and and lawless men. as is well
known, and as recent instances in. our own
experience show, have made it impossible
for the Southern Minister to .reel ire the
whole counsel of God by speokin freely of
that particular sin wrlli winch the commu
nity he addresses isspeciilly concerned.
(Signed by Joseph Allen a id Five Hun
dred and Sixty Nim others Unitari m Clerry
men.) A few, whose signatures areafl'K. il to
this piper, are occasional preachers and can
did ites'fur the minist', having at precautno
pastoral cliaroo.
"At a session of the T?hode Island and
Massachusetts Christian Conlerenco in ew
Bedford the 9-th 10th and 11 insu, it was
Unanimously
Jlesolved, That this body eon'ially approves
the sentiments of the above Protest and wish
that this action of the Conference should he
forwarded for publication by Brother William
Coe.
(Signed) HENRY SULUNGS, JVerf.
Joseph llactntr, Clink.
COMMUNICATIONS.
LETTER FROM PHILADELPHIA—
LIBERTY PARTY—ANTI-MASONRY.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 30, 1845.
Dear B.You will be wanting to heai
how we ure getting along in Pennsylvania,
in the matter of Anti-Slavery. Pretty well.
I am happy to siy, and hoping to do still
better. Wo have passed through the conflict,
or at least tho most unpleaaint part of it,
which moral Anti-Slavery seems destined
everywhere to have with politic il party, an;!
have now a fur field in which to meet, au.l
grapple with tho common enemy. We are
111 good spirits and are romaiencing our new
War with fresh resolutions to devoto our
selves with a sin gla heart to the great work
before us. Our Executive committee, which
is pretty much the same as ws had last year,
ire nf mitt miti.l on. I .1 ..A,n:..na ... I...
v. , .in., .mi, n.-rm ,4 llllliru vl uc
up and doing, what their h mds may find to
do. Oor evrinel .tint, tlild .'A. la Urn llinnlr.
culation of Anti-Slavery pipers, the'distnbn
lionof tracts (1300 of K. M. D ivis' serins
ure just coino Irom the press.) the cireuU
tion of petitions, by lectures, by conventions,
nnd y local meetings, by the labors of regu
Ur agents and private individuals, of men and
women, in season and out of season, to keep
u,j ucn a moral ngiiiilori, a.i cant help bnt
purify the atmosphere, and hasten tiio change
in public sentiment, which it is our mission
to accomplish, and which must be ell'ected
before slavery cm be abolished. Owr anti
slavery women in Philadelphia, and in some
nel'rliiinrlinnila rtf iWn eiii.ttiv un. I.ni. ..u
..... ...n.i.ti 'II" If. 1, till
their needles, preparing for their Aiiuujl Pair.
I'hpV mM nni.n a T.-n.M l.n.i.i ... I.....
j - " i-.i, nuu.-.. m i,.ii9L-,
to sew, and plan and converse, and read and
-.nullum. , oiug auoui anouuon, thus stirring
Ull each ntbera onre IninilaKv ur.u nf nn-.....
r ........n.j rwnj Ul 11. i. it. n-
br.uice.while they are fashioning the products,
the avails of which are to rro to the sunoortof
o II
the cause.
The Libert? P.irtV friends am bneir iuf.
tiug ready lor the Election. They are' nom
inating their -candidates, appointing their vig
ilance committees, eriiitimr their tlr-lrntr
calling their "mass meetings," and nlvinir
(in a small way) nil the usual machinery of
a puuncH iny. i ins mi iooks to me very
Kdiculous, and I cannot but regret such n
waste f clTortand tnisapplieation of talent.
Many cf our Liberty P lltr men :irn irennine
clover fldloWS both ill the Kn.rlih nn.l Van.
ko.e sense of th it word and aru reallv l-.ibnr-
ing to promote tho cause of abolition, i'.nt
how much more ellectu diy would they do
this, if they would only have fiith in thosul'-
fieioner ihf nnininntftni.. nf o.iil. ..n.l
ing polities to the dogs, would be satisfied to
use the weapon which is sharper than a two
edged sword; and armed with which "one
can chase a thousand, and two put ten thoa
sand to flight."
1V the W.lV.fiilpe von left. T.i'mrlu PjrM.
here has had quite an accession to its force
in the person of I).-. El ler of Pittsburg, who
ha remove 1 her.f with the int -ntion ultiai Ita
ly I tinderstind of practising l.,w. He has
been lecturing a good deal in and about the
city, and to pretty genoral acceptance, lie.
is a in in of fine oritoricil po . vers and of more
liberality of mind, th in according to my oh-
"ii ar.iuy char icUirntie n ljib-
erty P.irtv uolitiei ma. Ilia a...,n!..,u .
le ist so f.r as I !i ivo he it.I th
little of the nnlitiei.m. Tlw ru
straight
T I 111.1111w11-.il, Mll.MC-
al, mor il-su ision auti-sl irery speeches. All
itsiiuu in n ne sunas on the platform of
a Politic d u.irtv. un.l i.
scheme which however Battering to some, its
promise may now be of usefulness, must in
the end prove delusive, and framrht with sr-a
nuus misciuei. r or il evperience has tauirhl
anything plainly, it is that politics and monl
reform are incompatible, ajul that any attempt
to nromote the one. Im the ... ,i, ,.r
i , -j ...... ii. i, , j ui ,,n;
other, is guro to prove disastrous.
Anti-.iiasonrv is an out ill,wtn.ii,. ,.f.i,;.
Ia its incentinii Anti-M
is lis inception Anti-Masonry was a moral
movement. The pulpit, the rostrum, and thev
press were the main eugines relied upon for
nronnmtion. lint ..III.... :. j: i
Its nronogation. But either
nut advance fast enough, or for some other
reason, it was dragged into politicsand made
the basis of a now party. This party was at
first to all appearance pdro and disinterested,
and for a time, tint is, whilo the good in it
had tho ascendancy, it did good. But soon
all sorts of people, from all sorts nf motives,
flocked to jts standard. It acquired power,
became corrupt, lost its moral force, and now
where is it! Sold itself to the whirs, and at
the last election was found what remained
of itjjiving iw support to a Hoy.il Arch Ma
son. But says some one, not hefore its object
Ind been accomplished. Indeed? Would
that it were so. But never in all my memo
ry, has M tsonry been more rife in the coun
try than at this moment. Look at the Lodges
of the Odd Fellows, how numerous and how
popular they are! Odd Fellowship is only
.mother uimu for Free Misonry. In princi
nle. it is the sime .anaeenHKi.. r .1
. - ,. , , i'-.uj.. ui inr same
abuse, and liable to the sirue objections
E.-en Free Misonry proper, is ngii.i comi-.rr
tuto credit, and beginning to put 011 its "ai
liiiurs. it Mr m hut n!...... .:
,,.,,., 11111a uince ,hat
saw a notice in one of the papers, th ,t t,ero
was to be a general meeting and r jblic pro
cession ef Free Masons in ono tho Enu
em cmes-the first that has I eon attempted
there for many years. Seel, is the direct
polities. If aiui-masnnry had not been taken
into the blighting embrace of political party,
secret sootelles would not now bo so popular,
nor .the community so much exnoserl to the
evilH, social and political. f which they may
be so easily made the instrument.
But t'.e limits of my sheet ndmoni-.h me
stop. If you can find any thing in this prosy
leti-.r that you think will do for your Bugle1
our are. nt lilM rty to us it. Wo ( 1 adeen
interest 111 vour moveuients and are rejoiet
to hear of the commotion you are making
the moral elements of Ohio. The good you
are doing is not confined to the West, but
reflected haok upon us in the East, giving
new impulse to the cause this side of Tlm
mountains. Write me w hen you have a half
hour's loisure,
Yours ss Ever,
J. M. McKIM.
WHAT WOULD BE THE RESULT.
Ths opponents of frcedon. Br alwsr 1
from the earliest days of the Anti-Slaver J
movement been prophefying that thwhol'.
land would be deluged with blood, in const
uence ot the movements of the Abolitioniita
.tid now the of patients of a Dissolution t
the Union aro constantly tolling the old oft.
i-epeaU'd "raw head and bloody bone"' stories
if the bloodshed and anarchy that would fol
low such a move ni nt! But how can it be
shown that such results would followT
Suppose the Northern States were ready t
all a conventi. m for a peaceful withdrawal
or even ono single State to withdraw, whi.ro
vould the force come to prevent it! Not.
from the South, surely, for they wan, all.
their force ut home to keep the slave in his
chains; not from the North, for no State in
the North would lurniah the forces necessa
ry to compel a sister State buck into h U
nion she had left 6n account of her abhor
rence ol slavery. Hut it may bo said th
slave would be let loose upon the master; ad
mitting it to be true, how is it now! Why
the in isters are let loose upon two million
seven hundred thousand slaves; they muriirr
more than forty thousand every year (forsucht
is the shortening of human life in coue
quenee of the cruelties of slavery, that by- a
moderate estimate more than forty thousand,
fall victims yearly) and tho north .stands by
pledged by tho United Stiles Constitution to
run their bayonets through the hearts of thn
bondmen if they rise to resist and throw oil"
the yoke, Kven if an insurrection of the
slaves should take place, theny. would not
probably bo a loss of human lib equal to tho
number that yearly fall victims to slavery.
But if the South stw that they could no Ion
ger rely upon the North to aid tlmm in hold
ing their slaves, would they not feel their
own weakness and proclaim liberty to tho
captive? If the withdrawal of northern sup
port should lead them tosuehastep (as there
is much to lead us to Suppose it wouhl) the
work would be done, at once and the Union
need not lis dissolved.
Let us strive then to awaken th: Pcna'e it
a sense of the duiv thev w. n...; i ...
j i " mini uirin
ren in bonds, and their guilty masters, nay
to their guilty .,, for the North ns well
as the Smith must repent of its sin and show
works meet for repent.n.ee, and when the pro-
III. rire r.ii.u...l i..... ...in i. . 1 .
r - oe ready to cry let
US DlSStl vn t ie I'llinn .villi ul .....1...1.1.. .l.
... . oi.i.urimurra mill
makes us the guardians of the Southern ulan
tationa. r T
S.
THE CHURCH.
11 "mi c,res on a lujg controvnrsy with a
S0l"i"" brother in thn ministry in regard to
'wry couched in language.so exceeding
its ly smooth as not tn rm... .u. i
I
of
to
d
in
is
a
,
Is it well wiUi the Clinreh? Verily not
far if it were her voien 11-...1I.I k..
laiwu n-
gainst si,,; s!ie would "cry aloud aud spare
llOt. In view of the. fiet ll.ot -:...i.
- - t main
person in thn nation is a qIuvo tii.. ........
sixtli woin.m h i no Drotontion v.n
virttio, th.it every sixth child is liable to bp
torn from its DirimU. r j
indignant rebuke, would be raised that would
11. i j i.irongii me laii'i. Hut how is it in re
gard to this matter! While every brovx
fro.n tho sunny Saiith brings to our ears th
groans and wails-of tho captive, whiio It
chels a,e weeping for their children, and n
fasing to be comforted, the clergy, with bi
lew exceptions, 0k pi) -calmly. Norther
D.vctors of Divinity say that slavery is pe
'"'tteil hv the rw Tesunnent, that "tl. ,
good old Book remains tho same," (that i,
e Bude is in favor of slavery) northern cler
gymen nnd ehuroh jnombers fellowship and
commune with soiitiiorn min-siealer. and
thus sanction and s metify their erime. Tim
Presbyterian meets in the Synod with his
southern brother in Christ (as ho calls him,)
and asks linn to lift his hands all red with
the blood of the si ivo in prayer to that Cod
w.10 hatith tnioaiity. The Methodist doea
the same unless his southern brother becomes
sick ol his want of oncn firm npa ami tnmu
..way 111 uisgusi. 1 ne Uautist Doctor
. - i.o Biuinuofinrr
conscience of the sinner, and at its close
eoinpliments tho b aby stealer upon the Vhr.
han spirit in which he has defended slavery.
I he other denominations fill into the sanm
wicked couri e, either standing as open apol
ogists for " the peculiar institution,'' or r ve
leeting to act with the consistency and firm
ness that duty derainds. Kven the Wen y
an prolessii g to have come out from the nr
clem thing, invites to his communiontable
l i? r maAf lhe air w,, l,u"J for
W...J, oirney, ail pledged to tho
Uiu an and thn Constitution; and the Quaker,
.., .110 vcnaltRr,
lnae-iit nl k l.: . . . 1
. . U,,IIK ma lesiiinouy agiiinst the "
greit sin, t.M ofuni "kesps in U.o quiet" ard
begs Ins brother not to mix with tie world""
while he goes to the ballot-box and deposite
his vot.v for the man who says thai lavish-..
lion has "tandijied negro slaves as piopurty."
As ine Rov. Albert Barnes ol" Phikidelphia
M';s, "the influence of the ministers, and tho ,
r-jnduct of church members give suchasanc'
tir.n tn C I ....
... iu i-u oiaveryj as u euia derive -from
no other source," and il is Ikecause the
influence of the church U Uui&evil, that wo
ask all truo friends of humanity to give pro
slavery churches, sects or clergy uieu no sup-,
port or fellowship. ,
As long as slavery is thnught ' worthy ol"
CUrwti.in fellowship, ns, log as those w ho
are looked up to as UMcliew of the people de
not boldly denouiico.it, the people will not,.
Ciiml be better than those whom they rever-'
ence. As long as lite ebairehi and clergy fel
lowship thieves they b1i,ow that, they hive
thievish hearts in their bosoms ton by a Uw
!' our nature like always pomes lo. Like.
Knowing the powerful inllueo.ee of the chinch,
and clergy, taking strong Wild as they, do on.
the religious sentiment ia the hearu of the.
people, and perverting their feelings to the
viL.ui m ft mm i ;. ..... a i . r .... . -
" 'I Tl .. V'CIJ lllllt
w ho reu.embert thusu iu eaaditaa bound with
them, to show that a church which lends
strength to the spoiler ooojiot be the church
of tho living God? . And hen let rue ask if
those members of the Liberty party, who say
that a slaveholder, or evesi a Whig era Dem
ocrat whom you look upon as a supporter of
slavery is utterly anworthy your vote, be
because he is too impure "tn be a poHKeol
brother, snd yet Xentn tH vevy re 04 hm

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