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VOL., 1.
SALEM 0.,FRI1AY. OCTOBER 24, 1815,
NO. 14,
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ANTI-SLAVERY BUGLE.
Published every Friday at
Salem, Columbiana Co., 0.
JAMES BAKNABY, Jr., General Agent,
BENJAMIN S. JONK.S. '
J. ELIZABETH HITCHCOCK, Editor
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inserted three times for 75 cents: our
square $1.
1'iblishio Committer: S-'iri'l Brixl'
(JeiT(r!tirret.Hiii, James Birnaby, J.
Putrid L. Gulhre th, Lot Holm's.
From the Urbanna Citizen & Gazette.—A
Whig paper.
O-Abby Kelley, J,
and a couple of male associates, of the most
ultra and abominable ttripe of Abolitionists;
are holding meeting in the northern part of
the State, denouncing the Constitution of the
United States, and all religious sects and de
nominations. -Abby and Elizabeth could
spend thair time more profitably at home,
knitting tockings.
From theXenia Torch Light. Jl Whig paper.
O-Abby Kelley and 'brother Foster,' two
notorious abolitionists, are now holding forth
in the Town Hall, in this place, having been
invited here by members of the Third Party
('thereby hangs a tale.") We have heard
but one lecture from these modern philanthro
pists and a small bit of a 'triangular war'
got uf a&e iu delivery for the edification of
the ausienee, in which some things came out
not vtvy agreeable to certain conspicuous
Third ('arty etcn in this county. "Kelley
and Foster are perfect screamers of the ge
nus Abolition, and say what they think after
the naost direct fashion. They lire opposed
as we'll to our Church, State and National
Governments, as to the institution of slavery,
and boldly denounce all who differ with them
as msrderers, robbers, thieves, pirates, adul
terers kc. The Clergymen of the country
are pronounced a "bnrtberhood of thieves,"
banded together for tbeeommissinn of crimes
of the most nttroe.ious and infernal character.
There are no exceptions made in their denun
eiatwiis, but all who are not 'Come Outers,'
(as they call themselves) are villains ol the
fleepett dye. Such is abolitionism ap
proaching perfection, and such is the rabid
ness induced by perpetually brooding over
one idea. It was amusing to witness the
writking and squirming of our abolitionists,
who were denounced as the abettor and con
federates of southern slaveholders, and as
signed the most degrading position among
thieves, cut-throats and cradle-plunderers.
Tliew evinced by their contortions that, like
Manfred, in the play, they had conjured up
spirits whom they eould not control nor allay,
but with whom they were obliged to go to
the old Scratch in the shortest kind of metre.
From the Cleveland America.
LIBERTY MEN USED UP.
S, S. Foster, stated on Saturday last, that
the object of himself ami those witli whim
he acted, was the destruction of the Liberty
. party, and boasted that wherever they had
been that party were "used up." We would
say to our Meads, "you had better not crow,
until you got out of the woods." Cadiz .ld
ncale. When hereabout, Foster nnd Miss Kelley
had a great deal to say about the conversion
of "the Financial Agent of the Sme Socie
jv," as they denominated Samuel Brooke.
This was the only specification intheirboast
ing, and that was repeated, we believe, at a
bout every meeting that was held. Nothing
was said of Mr. Brooke having always been
Mi old organizationist, and agent for that So
ciety his agency for the other amounting to
'litllmore or less than an ngoncy for the
Philftothrapiat. Jf they have "used up" the
Liberty iue,u afiy .yi'here, it is not on the Re
serve, as .wo coyudeAtly expect our voU) to
show.
From the Liberator.
ty'jOODBl'RY AOfjy D.EFEATKD Dr. Watt,
in oii of his well kno.y 'i A;) mns, encourag
ingly says
A ud while the lamp hohl out to burn,
" "J The vilest sinner may return.'
TfjaJ this is ni4 mpr poetry, is wen in the
faftthat even Npw Hampshire is not wholly
incorrigible, (hough a more hardened case
tfpin hers has never bee;) known, A second
time she jjaj declared against the aiirx'vtinn
nif'TciHg:' and, ''I'll ,lle Y. Tribune,
if New Hampshire U opposed to annexation
whu believes there i one nominally Tier State
in favor of it! By the result of the rt-ci til
flection, it appears that Woodbury, l'i" dem-aeratic-Texa
nH. l ivery candidate for C'oiii
press, is again l eieated by a majority of as
; bout 1000, not ithst m ing the despnrate rf
forts that were made in l is behalf by ihepo.
litiesl villains who are at the head of the
Tfesjoeretio party in rtvit ?t;te. John P.
Hale, who was too upright to sell his birth
right and betray the cause ol liberty lor a
mess of political pottage, obtained some 0000
votes, though he was branded as a traitor and
held up to thb scorn of 'the party' by the
Democratic org ins. The tidings will excite
no little chagrin, and alarm at Washington,
and all 'down South.' May the spirit of
Liberty be triumphant in every fresh trug
gle in the Granite State!
Presbyterian Slave Auction. The fol
lowing is tikpn from the Sivannah Rcpnb i
can, of March 23d, 1815. It is the finishing
paragraph in an advertisement of a Sheriffs
sale.
"Also, at the same time and place, the fol
lowing negro slaves to wit: Charles, Peggy,
Antonet, l)avy, September, Maria, Jenny,
and Isaac, levied as the property of Henry
T. Hall, to satisfy a mortragn ft. f,i. issued
nut of the Supreme Court, in favor of llie
Theological Semimry of the Synod of South
Carolina and Georgia, vs said Henry 'I'.
Hall.
C. O'NEAL, Sheriff.
From the Cincinnati Herald.
A FEW FACTS CONCERNING THE
PRISONERS AT PARKERSBURG.
A correspondent at Rclpre furnishes us with
some additional items of intelligence respect
ing the kidnapped Ohioans lit Parkersburg.
After it h id been found impossible to procure
bail lor them, even though an indemnifying
bond was offered, sijjimd by N. Ward, A.
T. Nye, C. Cutter, W. P.'Cutter and others
of Belpre and Decatur, whose combined sig
natures would have enabled any one to pur
chase one half of Parkewburg; Mr. Ward
propositi! t.i pi ice his note in hank, payable
at the time, if the bonds were forfeited. Ilut
it availed nothing. The invincible determi
nation existed to send these puor uie.i to the
penitentiary.
A. W. Sterrit, who eould hardly be call
ed a ciii.en, though he hud I irgc deposits in
the Parkersburg bank, offered to bail Thomas
but was rejected.
As Ward hail left, despairing of being able
to accomplish nnything, he was called upon
by the Ntites Attorney, and informed that if
be would dcpon't with him 9500, he would
hail Thomas. The proposition was prompt
ly rejected.
The fallowing instance shows the trickery
to which "the Chivalry" can resort.
"On the morning of the opening of the
Court, the General separated Thomas from
the other prisoners, and let him understand
that a cert iin sort of testimony from him in
Court would be of vast importance to him,
and ns they did nut consider him very crimi
nal, he would take pleasure in giving him
the benefit of the power he had as State's At
torney. He also informed him that the wit
nesses who were not examined at the com
inital, would testify that the prisoners took
the canoe across the river to the negroes, &e.
His wile was also very pleasantly received
that morning, and after having been told how
delightful it would be to have her husband
with her again, the door was unlocked, and
she was turned in with him to complete, ns
they hoped, what they had so forcibly begun.
Hut the gentleman found that they were
not of the cl ;ss of criminals he had been ac
customed to deal with that Liberty to them
was nothing if it had to he purchased by dis
honor. The last words I spoke to him, Slid
his wife were, iGo to Iks Penitentiary rather
than tell a lie"
What a levelation of profligate meanness,
desperate iniquity is this! Thorn is is repre
sented as very illiterate, and he was sickly
from his long confinement; and upon these
circumstances they calculated to sneered in
their efforts to induce him to perjure himself
but they mistook the man; uud what was
still a greater blunder, they mistook his wife.
No man with such a wife could yield to
so infamous a temptation.
From the Liberator.
WHAT SLAVERY HAS DONE.
The following extract from an editorial article
in Zien's Herald not only gives a compre
hensive and grip, ic view of t' devasta
ting effects ol slavery on the country, but in
dicates how great is the change which is ta
king place in the religious sentiment of the
country, in relation to that terrible system:
"In God's name, we repeat, never let us so
farlorget our humanity , not to say our religion,
as to decline into indifference about Aiucri-
We have spoken hard things
of it in this article, but none too hard. We
have Seen it as it is, and every Methodist
who reads these lines in the South, (and some
will read them.) will say in his heart it is
the truth, when we assert that its enormities
have not and can scarcely be exaggerated.
It is replete with physical, moral, social, po
litical, and all oilier evils. It holds three
millions of human beings in a state of chat
telship. It sells them like cattle at the auc
tioneer's stand, and drives them to and fro
in tho land by a stupendous trade. It at
tempts to extinguish their intellects by laws
prohibiting them U learn to read, It rends
their teiilef,it relatmns, separating in its ea
price, and forever, husbands and wives, par
ents am) children. It violates tho protection
of feinalii virtue, ami spreads licentiousness
over its ivhole territory; (no "candid man in
.1 C? - ... I A 1. I i
me ttoiiMl cii ji-im u naif ponvcrien
States, proverbial p: 'ciiyary' jnto in (in
breeding estate. o supply uha market,' It
b is hlightnd thn spil f i'ie funner garda.i
spots of the land. It has oorraptcj the you Ui
ot 19 2oqic, oy wqoicinsaa tiepenaus en?'
its, leading them to false sentiments of hon
or, the habitual carrying of deadly weapons,
and a contempt for the noble dignity of la
bor. It has blasted tho spirit ol enterprise,
so that while one section of the Union it out
stripping all precedents of histrtry, the other
is sinking with decrepitude. It forbids all
common school education, (the stamina of
Slates,) by the extent of plantations, anil the
wide separation of the people. It is ever and
anon involving tho free labor of the North in
losses and bankruptcy, by the failure of its
supporters to meet their obligations, ll has
created an odious predominance of power,
based on properly in human bones and sin
ews. It has violated the Constitution, by
refusing a hearing to the petitions of North
ern citizens in their own legislative hall at
Washington. It has defied the laws and pow
ers of the general government by a surveill.
ance over the Post office, opening letters and
dictating to the agents of the government
what shall and what shall not be carried by
them. It has seized men recognized among
us as our fellow citizens, and peacefully ue
cupied on hoard our ships in its harbors, and
imprisoned them in its dungeons, against (he
express provisions of the Constitution, and
the decisions of its own courts in former ca
ses, unit such men are now clogged with fet
ters sweeping the streets of its cities. It lias
incarcerated some of our noblest young men
and women for doing what the Levitical law
demanded towards the escaping captive, an i
what, if dime on the coast of llaibary, would
be commended by all good men as heroically
virtuous. It has corrupted the church to us
infamous principles, and is wrecking the great
religious bodies of the land. Strong only in
iniquity and braggardism, it has nevertheless
made the once strong spirit of the North bow
with mean obsequiousness before it, uud our
Senators and Representatives cower at iu
impotent threats, till a few brave spirits,
hruii.-lcd as fanatics, and some of them at last
made so by their terrible trials, arose and re
called us to our ancient honor. It bus de
stroyed our national self-respect, made us
blush for our pretensions to liberty, and ren
dered us a 'hissing and a by-word' among
the nations. We deliberately say there u
no parallel to it among the civilzed or semi
civilized communities ol'tlieftarlli. If it were
ascertained that ths government of China
held from spleen or interest, one of its great
provinces, with a population of three millions,
iu precisely the same condition of our slaves
violating their domestic relations, disposing
of them as chattels, depriving them of the
gains ui ineir lor, proniiiiung all iiilcllaclual
developement, and in line, converting them
and their children, by inexorable promves,
into a hopeless exception to all the laws ui
developement and progress which God has
stamped on the destinies of the' human race
the discovery would astound the world.
Any ellort Irom any quarter to break it up
would be considered right the sentiments
of mankind would compel their government-,
to interfere with it in their negotiations the
ologians would point to it as proof of the ne
cessity of divine revelation Christians would
attempt to invade it with Missionaries and
Uihles the friends of liberty would furnish
it with arms as they did Greece and Poland
lor a revolution to help men to escape from
it would be considered a holy service, aim
the shout of insurrection coming from it would
no responded to by the voice ol the civilized
world. American Christians, look not to
China fur it there is nonesuch there; it is
undei the banners and amidst the tuinpies of
your own land!
Let it not bo said that it is a matter of ne
cessity; God never allowed Biich a dire ne
cessity to enter this world. Say nut that
there are many Christians there wlm relieve
these abuses; they are but exceptions to the
great whole; and scarcely appreciable amidst
the evil. Say not these things; it is but the
small talk' about the evil, and good men
have long since grown weary of it. Slavery,
as a great whole, is such as wo have descii
'"'il i'. It knows no mitigations, wishes no
limitation, but is stretching out its grasp at
this moment at all Central America.
God forbid, then, we repeat, that our inter
est for the slave should abate. Let us work
h irder than ever for him, but belter than ever
also. Let us remember that we are Chris
tians; that forbearance and harmony among
ourselves that kind, though truthful words
and untiring patience, should characterize us
that us Christians, we can only look to the
force of moral means not to the political
stratagems, the insurrectionary or revolution
ary plots, which are usually the instruments
of worldly reformers.
Let especially those among us who have
shunned tho cause because of the aberrations
of its leaders, avail themselves of these bet
ter times to do their duty towards it. It has
indeed had serious fiults its advocates do
not deny the fact. But was there ever, or
can 'there ever be, a great movement,
tearing up the profouudest evils of society,
without temporary perils! The Christian re
ligion won iu way through untold strifes and
fanaticisms the Reformation was attended
with popular outbreaks, which spread fire
and blood over Its territory the irreat revi.
val uuder Wesley was marred through its
whole infancy with sad uberrstlom and tu.
limits. How can a man havo any confidence
in Providence, or hope in ths world, who is
Inghnnod by these things! The discerning
mum iuuks at mem as the philosopher on the
sea shore pCs the waters dashingagaiiisithe
strand- Everv wave that reaches for the
shore ails mil rolls back again; yet ha knows
th it ; surely as tho laws of nature, HlB tide
is grali)i)7 ridlnp tfcjt ever retnsetjDg
wave will, soener or later, dash at his feet,
and the growing waters cover all the roast,
and bear fleets securely over the buried rocks,
upon which they at first seemej to break in
vain. So will it be with this movement, as
surely as there are moral laws ovei the world.
Let us especially put away the petty sophis
try, that this irreat movement h is only re
tarded emancipation, that tho Providence of
uort will leave it to be not only a lailure, hut
a curse. We have heretofore examined this
point in reference to Virginia, and showed
that all the plans a gainst slavery before ab
olitionism, were based on economical views
viaws which could never effect it mxtori
ally throughout the great region of the Souih
West, where, stimulated by interest, it is
now spreading out wider than ever. There
was necessity for a moral basis of the move
ment; abolitionism has furnished it, and now
the reformers of Kentucky and Western Vir
ginia, every day increasing, acknowledge
their obligations to it. It seems 1 1 us Ih it a
point has been reached where all sober niind
d men can cease to criticise the faults of the
cause, and unitn to carry it on and kesp it
right. Ljt us do so.
[COMMUNICATED]
SKETCH OF A SERMON.
Preached by ELISHA BATES. in the Methodist
Church in Springboro', Ohio, on the evening
the 25th of September, 1815.
The writer did not hear the commence
ment of the sermon but when first heard, the
speaker was engaged in pertraying in very
strong language the mutual hostility of the
Jews and Gentiles at the time of the origi
nal promulgation of Christianity. He went
on to show that notwithstanding their mutu
al and apparently irreconcileable hatred,
which had continued for a long time, yet,
they could unite their forces for the purpose
of effecting a common object, the destruc
tion of the Christian religion, and the cruci
fixion of Christ. Nutvvithst Hiding their ha
tred and animosity toward eac'.i other, they
could join their forces for the purpose of
overthrowing their common enemy, the Chris
tian religion. And just so it appeared to be
at the present day. The enemies of Chris
tianity appear to be burying their mutual an
tipathies, and joining their forces for its in
struction. The Catholic church, whose doc
trines are directly at war with true Chruti
anity, and whose darling object has always
been a universal church and stats govern
ment is no less intent upon that end now
than in tin tl. ys of her "reitest ijlory. She
lies cast her eyes upon this beautiful Missis
sippi valley which is capable of sustaining
upon its bcautifi.l prairies nnd immense
plains, powerful nations, and she has been
and is now engaged in sending into it her
converts in the slr'pe of foreign emigrants
and foreign priests, and her money by tho -
sands, nay by hundreds of thousands, is
poured into it. She is using all her cunning
and energies to spread her doctrines, (which
are but another name for, or which are but
infidelity in another si a ie) and her domain
over this fair portion of the earth.
Ilut this is not the only danger that threat
ens us. We lind luhilelity open and avw
sJ.is in league with the Catholic church and
using all its powers to overthrow the church
oi'Gil. Infidelity had its rise about two
hundred years ago. Its earliest champion
was a celebrated English nobleman of learn
ing and erudition, Lord Herbert, who framed
a system of what he called natural religion,
which repudiated all revealed religion. The
system found many advocates in England.
It gradually degenerated as it descended un
til it found 6 fit advocate in its then state in
the person of Paine. Paine win died, as
the natural eonsequence of the doctrines he
had been teaching, (impious and blasphe
mous as they were,) a miserable, neglected,
debauched outcast forsaken by his own rela
tion and friends, and cursing the doetrines
he had preached. About Paine's time they
passed into France and there found amongst
the spirits that eiiKindled the French Revo
lution many followers. A number of talen
ted and learned men took up the system and
treating with ridicule the idea of a GoJ ex
empt what they called the God of Nature,
scouting the divinity of Jesus Christ and
spurning the whole system of our holy re
ligion as a system of falsehood and super
stition, revised the system of Lord Herbert
in its worst features. But they too died
like Paine. Voltaire had died with remorse
burning up his very soul. He refused to see
any of his old associates that hs had ruined
by his Philosophy; when one of them cams
into hi presence he would order him from
it, "Away w ith you, it was you that brought
me to this.' Ha died raving. De Alem
bert died with tho curse of God toon hia
tod. Jkowrw, rwnaiws! fcad teiiod opoo
j
I
every faculty. But their followers seiied
upon the sufferings of tho people which wens
brought upon them by their rulers, and by
proclaiming the fascinating theme of popu
I ir liberty they induced the populace to joia
them. They dethroned their king, over
turned their government, murdered the min
isters of our religion, threw the Bible into
l!io streets, and finally to throw ridicule up.
on all worship they selected the lowest, most
degraded and profligate of the female sex,
installed them as Godesses and worshipped
them. Thsy still kept up the cry of popu
lar liberty and carried the people from ex
cess to excess until the whoels of revolution
rolled centre deep in human blood and their
velocity was kept up by aspiring dema
gogues who would one day mount them and
drive over the necks of the people to be the
next day pulled down anil driven over by
some more successful leader, who would
bs followed and shouted after by the popu
lace on one d ly, who would themsolves lead
him to the guillotine on the next. Having
thrown down all religion the people were
hurried on from excess to excess, and from
crime to crime, until they had passed through
th whole catalogue of folly.
But impious and Heaven-darin as was
the infidelity of the French revolution which
brought upon France all the crimes and vices
of the world, it has remained for the infidel
ity of the present day to cip the climix of
meanness and wickedness by proposing to
abrogate th sicred marrian-a relation and
the right of private property. These two
things upon which hang nil the frame work
and benefits of society, are proposed to be
abrogated by these modern reformers, and to
finish the whole they propose to do away
with all human government. And they havs
not the manhood to come out before mankind
and present their doctrines to the world on
their own merits hut they have a far more cun
ning scheme! They have their lecturers out
over the world, who are xcalously and stead
ily at work having for their main object the
overturning of our aacred religion, but they
do not tell you so plainly, they have not tho
honesty to attack us in an open and manly
way, and for this there is some excuse; for
certainly no more cowardly and mean belief
can be conceived of than Atheism, for it
merely denie.-: the word itself being derived
from two Greek words signifying '-without
God" that is they neither affirm nor deny
his existence. Base, cowards! they do not
know but that there is a God, but then they
do not know it, and therefore will not assert
it. It boldly denies the whole system ofr-
vealed religion. But see the difficulty it
has to encounter. A writer in the Cnmmn.
uitist, a paper published at the Skeneatles
Community in the State of New York, who
signs himself J. M. B. and wh turn nut
to he James M. Beckett the Secretary of the
Infidel Convention that assembled in New-
York in May last, (the speaker here remark-
ed that he liked to give names and place
as he was prepared to prove all he should
say) give his theory of creation and what
do you think it is pray! Why he says he
has no doubt that the earth naturally produc
ed vegetation, from some of these sav sea
weed proceeded a polypus, half vegetable.
half mineral, from that came the muscle,
from it the more elevated shell fish, then
the vertebrated fish, and so on up to the
monkey race, each inferior giving birth to '
the next superior, until finally from the ba.
boon came man and he appeared to have no
doubt that the time is close at hand when in
order of beings as far superior to man as
man is to the baboon will be produced.
How preposterous and foolish men will
make themselves for the purpose of getting
clear of the existence of a God. Man pro
ceeding originally from a sea weed! Hour
absurd and ridiculous. Another writer, in
the Communitist a female who conducts tho
paper in a notice of a revival in which the
brethren had claimed that God had been
with them remarked, that jf God really was
with them she would be very thankful If
they would send him along that way as they
would be very gi m to see him. And such
impious blasphemy as this you must expect,
to hear from these God-uefying infidels
The speaker said, the prayer of inj oul is
that they may be brought to see the error
of their way in time to nv themselves
from eternal perdition. The same, writer ex
presses great astonishment tt people wh
have rid themselves, bf so much supertitior
should still ba to superstitious' z to talk
beat tMr wrie cf wilgten. U evp

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