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gaged, there was not manifested that delib
erate wickedness, that "malice aforethought,"
that calculating tyranny -which has marked
the course of the Methodist Episcopal
Church. The principles which that church
practically teaches, although they may not
cause the immediate slaughter of thousands
In a day, yet they Justify the slow murder of
tho bodies and thn souls of millions.;. ( Who
would u-.t rather behold tho keen nxn sever
the head from' the body of h beloved friend,
who had ncfl rather see the Guillotine drench
ed with thu warm blood! of, a brother as it
comes gushing' from the fountain of life, than
lo have1 that frieud or brother fettered and
manacled by a Methodist slave trader, driven
off and sold to the plantation of a Mcthodit
minister, there to be whipped to and fro by
tho keen lash, doomed to live a lingering life
in degradation an I chains, to have the heart s
blood pressed out 'drop by drop in the most
excruciating ngony, and to have the crushed
epirit feci the weight of terrible despair!
We regard that man as fur more merciful
who takes at once bis brother's lifo. than him
who murders that brother under the lingering
torments of slavery.
Upon whom rests most of the guilt of tho
bloody crimes of those days of revolution?
What was the cause which -produced those
terrible effects? Read the history nf'tho cor
ruptions of the French church, of the vcnali
ty and tyranny of the French priesthood, and
you have the question answered. So cor
rupt was their religion, so foul and degrad
ed the character of their priests, that the peo
ple learned to hate, every thing which bore
tho namo of religion, and to scoff at and rid
icule the idea of h God. Cannot the priests
of this land take warning by that blood-stain-d
history? Had it not been for the reform
atory movements of the advocates of peace,
tcmperanca and nnti-slavey in this land,
who have presented to(.tho people a religion
which the uncorrupted heart naturally loves,
we know not but the history of the churches
and priests of America, would have been read
in the history of the church and priesthood of
France. We warn the priests of the terrible
consequences of their course, nnd while -rebuking
them for their error will strive to in
culcate ;tjie principles' of true religion o that
the falso and polliitedfaith which the clergy
teach, shall not drive the people ,iuto..tlucd
shed and violence.
If the French revolutionists asserted there
was no God save reason, -the 'Rev. F.lisha
Bates and those with whom he stands eccle
siastically connected, practically tea'.U the
people a no less fcfamous doctrine, for they
learn of the .priesthood to trample under foot
every one of God's, laws, even -to his com
mandment "Thou shalt not hear false witness
against thy -neighbor," We will make our
declaration stronger, and assert -tuny tench
them a far more infamous doctrine than athe
ism. We would -rather believe in no God,
than to be led to -the worship of a being who
delights in war and blood, who it; the pro
tector of armies, and the Cod of Untiles, who
has instituted and enjoined slavery, and blest
ed the gallows 24. the workmanship of bis
hands. Such a beipg in most foul and de
graded, and is even less eiilcirlated to excite
those deep and hallowed feelings qf venera
tion which tlio God of peace td levc has
implanted in the souls of his children, t h in
'the lowest and ntost degraded an 1 prnfligite
of the female box" which this priest, .tells
were worshipped in the spirit of rid'.i ulc
. the French people. YeJ such U the God
the American Church.
The Rev. slanderer asserts that Garrison
and other abolitionists advocate the abroga
tion of the ma.rr.iaga relation. Our anti-shi
very acquaintance is quite extensive, yet we
do not know of a single individual in die
ranks of the abolitionists who holds such sen-;
tiincnlsi nor did .we ever heir of one who
held theiru .unless our infitrioit'ioB ictine
through the medium nf such .1 indorersrwthei
Hcv. Klisha "Bates. But we do know tint
the Methodist Episcopal church tramples:
that relation under foot U the persons of &ne
.hundred thousand of its own members! E-
ven ifithe allegations which this pciest makes!
iSgainst the anti-slavery Disuaionistsof Amer
ica, and the Republicans of France were truo-1
.it would only provo that in this particular:
ithey were as had as the Methodist Epiacup
church. We grant too much; oven this would
.not make them so bad. Let.it besbewnilmt
the Jacobins of France,, .prithe Disuiiionists
of America were, or pre the sworn support
ers of a government whU'.h is pledged to hurl
"back into tliOjpowr r of their r utragers, those
.women ivho Bti.ve to escape from tho house
of concubinage and pollution to which they
:hve .approvingly condemned them, as many
,of the members of that church have sworn
do to their sisters of the South, and we
then admit that they are equally guilty,
-that ail should be alike infamous.
' Among other of his charges is one llmt
abolitionists are opposed to the right of
tK property. This is falsa of them as
body, though it is doubtless trup-of some
iniiriifualt who are abolitionist?, just as
assertion that the Methodists are Christians
would be true of the few, but false when ap
plied to the body. What if there are, soma
among us who would have, all things free t6
man as the air he breathes or the light which
gladdens hi eyes, who would have mankind
live trgether as the laving children of onq
family, each producing hisshate forthecorri
mcu good, each having his want supplied
from the common stock; we w.ill-. venture to
say that such never hike from their brother
that which he has toiled to produce, without
first obtaining his constat or rendering him
an equivalent. Can tho members of the
Methodist Episcopal church say as much for
themselves and the other religionists of tho
land? On tho contrary, is it not a notorious
fact that many of them liv by the plunder,
of God's poor, and that their brnlhwa i 1 the
the church justify tho deed?
What If there bo some abollrtonisls who
are opposed to all hum ill governments and
human laws which contravene tho laws of
God, their peculiar views no more form a
part of the anti-slavcry movement, than do
the peculiar religious views of those Metho.
dists, BiiptiMSj Presbyterians, Quakers, K,
piscopalians nnd Catholics who are members
of the anti-slavery societies; and it ill becomes
a pnfexsed christian minister to stand up and
reprove those, who unlike himself choose to
obey God ralhur than man, who desiro nth
cr to live under -the perfect laws nf God's
government, thai to sustain tho bloody and
oppressive go-votunients which men, in their
wickedness, have huilrled up. With what
priestly assurance, with what clerical impu
dence he denounces us us tho opponents of
human government, while at the. same time
he and.liis church are upholding an institu
tion Which not only contravenes the govern
ment pf .Cud, hut destroys the foundation 0
all just human governments--the doctrines of
man's equality, the principle of tho equal
brotherhood of man.
We undewaB: soniethini of the tricks of
such modern Jesuits. The p'iic$thoo,d, un
less its members are fools, know that the re
ligion they teach is foul and corrupt. and will
-not War investigation, and when they see
public attention bqj,7g directed lowvd ij, they
strive to call. oil", and divert the minds of the
people into some other .channel. Bt we
toll-i:he(f; thrtir effort's will .pot 8'ive them.
If the pro-shivery church canuot be reformed.
it must be destroy- if tluj tethers of a
pro-slavery religion cannot be .converted into
true ministers of Christ who will ."preach de
liverance to the captive, and the opening nf
the prison to them that are bound," they must
bo Wrivil Com the place which they unwor-
thilycVaiiii a rxht to ocpv. The jjnij-shi.
very cause is destined to go forward, and ev
eryihing which partakes of the likeness and
eharaetnr nf slavery will fall before it. We
e ire not wbrtbur the image and sypersiyrir
tion of Oiesar be ensenuped upoi) church or
srtte, we shall not reeognise in. as live image
a-nd superscription of Ciodj, and the poMur of
Cits-.wr will be found too weak to save it.
Let the priesthood lie aid howl, it will nut
avail them. Tiusy feel, they know that their
power b being dcHtrnyed, and that -"Mene
. KNK, TEKEL I'PHAtt is" is w it . 'n legible
chiraelers upon (heir ungodly teuipltm H'httce
they Imve desecrated the vessels of the liv-
ing God., aj:d dcfUd the powea" pf jjho Ml.s.I
We have often regretted that our weekly
anti-slavcry meeting, aim our cUUQriaJ an
tics eo entirely occupied owe lime that we
h ive had leisure to pteod liny f the
evening ip.ectiiigs in Salejn, Lat b'atuidny
wo h;;d no appyiiHnicnt, and as the Temper
ance society icld its regular meeting on that
nivkl, -we ocsiei-u.led to go, il asnmlilcd in
ti MeJ-hodist Kpiseupal church. This so
ciety recently pissed a ittiolution asserting
it wa the diMy of aU.it member the male
portion, ' Irtast to .pid in prosecuting thrt
unlicensed ru:ii-67ileri. Some of the mi
nority 4elt inurh aggrieved by its adoption,
and soon after our arrival one of them olf-t.
ed a regulation declaring, in substance tjiat
it vaB inexpedient to prosocute in p),u cases
referred to. Tho President devidud that the
resolution could not come before the society
for consideration unless thp mc,niLers firr.t
agreed to receive it 6if ftiat purpose, which
they refused to do, tljus dpnying to one of
their members wlju phanced to. bp theunpof
ular advocate pf arj pnpopulaf sentiment, the
right of spepch. The rneruber observed
"this is pot the first time have been gag
ged In n temperanpo meeting," and one of
thp mijprity replied, "aid it won't be thp
last." Wo never knew 4 society to ba guil
ty pf a more despotic, rt, Even the'Amcr?
lean Congress docs nu( so gag its members
it has no rule so tyrannical.
After the society had denied to ihe attempt
ed mover the right to offer his resolution,
Benj. S. Jones made a fey rernarij? in re
gard to the difference of opinion which pre
vails among the idTocatespf Temperance in
r.ljtion to moral power and IspU force, and
the propriety of fully and freely discussing
all principles and , measure relating to the
cause. ' Another member then, renewed the
motiont or rather again wfyed ncrmisslon'to
present Uie resolution, but waf.ajso gagged,
Williams, the reformed drankardVthen ad
dressed the rheflting, and In the donrse'of his
remarks, warned the people,'. rot'',o. 'discuss
the question which was' presented, fa the
gagged resolution. ' When' lie had conclurk
ed, R. S. Jones briefly gavo his 'riewi ift
relation to the forbidden subject, 'presenting
argument against the rightfulness and i
pediency of resorting to legal force in such
rases, and administered a severe rebuke to
the society for its application of the gag to
its members, and its cowardice in refusing
to hear the views of the minority. Consid
erable excitement waft .manifested while he
was speaking, for there existed in the.rpinds ,
of many presents strong personal prejudice j
gainst him, and in. favor pf Williams. We
believe that Williams has done, a vast doal
of good, and will doubtless do much more,
hut we do not regard thnt as a reason why
is false positions should be suffered to pass
unnoticed or that whioh appears wrong to us.,
unrebuked. When ho adverted to the coin?
mandrp.ent 'When you aro smitten on one
cheek turn the other also,", he said "he
would do so, nnd then jump into the fellow,
like a dog into a leg of mutton." Vc could
not hut feci that such an expression was de
grading to Christianity and its founder, and
that, he ought (q be reproved. Many who
could hear such a sentiment unmoved unless
by laughter, were exceedingly dissatisfied
when the unpopular speaker' called the atten
tion of the audience to its character. Une
member said thn house was not open for the
nirpose of such discussion, though the same
individual sat very easy under two short
speeches which were afterwards made on the
popular side of the question of fsgal force
On leaving the bouse, stones were thrown
;il us, and just as we reached our hoarding
place, a largo cue came with such force as
Droved il was sent bv 4 man's- strength.
Jacob Ilcajujj, who was with us, mriowly
cscaued being struck by it. After v.e had
entered our home, U. S. Jone discovered
that some fellow had cut a slit in hiy coat;
and thus concluded our first visit tg the Toui-
perance society of Salem. , '
The moieent wo- took otir seats in fie
meeting house, we coul se iy t'.e dark
!OiVl which rested upon the countenance pf
some, and ths insulting, remarks uf others
that anything rather than a good spirit pre-
iled there. And what wonder? 'Themai
U gubirly olhciates in that houfs.on the
SaAHmUi day, declared U a Ai.hlic meeting
outjlong since, that inasmuch as we had di.
frauchised ourselves, wt had no rizhk! and
liis people evince a willingness ,1j build upon
Ihe louiuijion whi'- tlinjr jnolwcratic pns
lor has laid. pit , m re th nw. blam-,
U poor deludt d tools. The.y are the blind
fullowersft' bliiid guide: tluiy think not,
nor reason for themselves.
If the spirit .which obtaiued at the Tem
perance nicqtiug oju tsaturuay evening is tlie
ruling spirit of jheir.Kwietj, ,we ate not sur
prised they lac so Irtle faith in the moral
power.tljey pjsess,,pnd thercl'prc resort to
leg.vl .force. This spirit they ,1 anuifvsted
on the occasion .referred to, most uertain
lv will not be vurv efficacious in converting
the uiii-scjltjr, to Tempcranc.fi' principles.
A ,40Kespoiident of tho Cincipruiti Her
ald, speaking of the Li'aerty Party Conven
tion which commenced its sittings in Uoston,
on tho 1st, of Oct.,, says:
"Resolutions v ere presentpd in repjard to
the Cnnstitulioii of thu 1'pfU.d States roing
to make it an aiiti-slavery jnsUuiiient."
"Going to make it antl-tlavtryt" We ap?
prehend it will take a great many Boston
Conventions to make ii. such on instrument.
If fbey liad passoij riipi.;tions "going to
liake" piracy true piristiaiiity, their action
would have been n.Q pinre absurd than it
was. Crimes, or criminal ppmpapts, are not
converted into (food ijoeds, Or just covenants
by tho adoption pf resolutions, although Lib
erty Party appearj to think tlml the Consti
tution ma ha plfjinged in its character, or
converted into any sort of commodity, at Uie
beck ai;d bidding of a few pf its leaders,
who endoayor Jp have fhe people repaid
just )n that light whiph will best promote
thpir political views,
Vill y have it, gracious masfers, a Steeple
or a whale,
A meeting-house pr eagle, a prayprpbook or
a Diiilc '
Must we swear it a Devil, or a mpssangorof
Denounce it as despotic, or maintain (hat
js right)
We have received from Samuel Brooke,
copy of a pamphlet bearing the above title
which he has just published. W hope to
he able to giye tome extracts front the work
iq our next. 'As soon atf we receive it for
sale we shall notify eur friends of its arrival.
Lidertt Part? Vot ix ColvmbIan
Cot.trr-tast year Liberty party'a tcket
averaged 254 rotes, this yoar 116 A cheer
ing evidence of the progress of true ptiiici
pics in this county at least, and a strong
proof that the Coifstltutiou'li becoming' more
and more odious. o the true, lovers Qf hhcrj
y ;- ' -'".-.
The Aurora attributes this defection amortg
Other thihgs to tho fact that "the Liberty
m,cn were not old'to come out by:-Vord of
mouth, and therefore did upt come." And is
it sol Are there mep in the ranks of Liber
ty party, who, while they claim that mau's
highest devotion to tha cause of the slave is
to.be shown at the ballot box., and that polit
ical power is the means by which, slavery is
to be overthrown; fail to manifest their zoal,
and hihor itt lhat way which they deem the
only effectual one, unless some one tells, them
to do it by "word of mouth." We suspect
the men who absented' themselves,, have a
higher standard of morality than our friend
Frost attributes to them, and that the loss of
votes was owing to tho nev views which
hive been embraced in regard to tho pro-slavery
positiqn of that party. We know i is
hot pleusant for an organization, that looks
to majorities for. power, that measures its
strength by tho number of votes it can count,
tu lose in one year of its infancy, considera
bly more than 50' nor oe.nl of its influence.
p would however reccommend the mein
bcis of that party, to console themselves with
the reflection, that their great loss, is the
slaves great gain.-
"As th.'J Old U111D Sinus the Yocno Osgs
LEAi."-t'oming from the Post Office a few
evenings since, we passed two or three boys
in the street, and oil recognizing us, one of
them called out, "All persons in favor of
Jones leaving town before day-light to-morrow
morning, will please signify it by say
ing, aye."
Tbgso who have read an account of the
Paris moil, and the conduct of the llev. niob
ocrat of Salem at that time, will easily com
prehend where, the boys learned the language
they used en that occasion. This is the
teaching of I!eiry Ambler, and tho boys
aped hi ministerial dignity, by doing that
jestinoly, which tho Rev. inobQcrat did in
sober earnest in regard to our friends, Stcb
binsund Fiji,!. And why should they not?
Their parents have probably told them that
he was a man of God, a preacher of right
eousness., and doubtless expressed, a hope
.hat they woinM be as pinus and as godly in
ill their thoughts and actions, as isj the rev
erend teaclnH, So the boys fullow in the
footstep!) of ihnil "illustrious prrdeci Mi:"
and find (he Imitation of his inebocr tic txa:n
pie rare bpj'rl,
We perceive by our exchanges ; that tho
publication of this' paper has hern resumed.
We have never, succeeded in procuring jt for
ourselves, although a copy of the Dugla Ipis
betn regularly forwarded with t!e expecta
tion that tho publisher of the American
would-exchange with us, We therefore can
only sneak of it at second hand. We hope
some day to be able to cft'ect an exchange
when ve can better judgo of its merits. We
rejoice that it has been recommenced.
The Great Britiin JSteamor, which, left
Liverpool on tljp iJTih September, ult,, lor
N)!W York, put iqto Holmes Jlole, on Mori
day last, having lost one of her masts and
being short of coal. She was immediately
supplied with tip; latter article by the Schoon
er David Coiiin, w hich had just arrived with
a cargo from Philadelphia, She has expe
rienced vsry Ijeifvy gales, during tho last ten
A return of wet weather n England, it
was feared, had done great injury to the
crops or"frain which remained unhonssd.
And even if the harvest in the northern part
of the Kingdom had been got in well, the
yield would scarcely have reached an aver
age. The deficiency in the crops extended
over the greater , part of Europe, , Holland
had reduced tho import duties, and Belgium
removed all restriction on the importation of
grain into tliose countries- 1 he pptitoe
crop ha also generally failed throughout
Europe, arid to meet the deficiency occasion
ed by tup calamity, large quantities of rice
and grain had been taken out of bond and
shipped to France and other places. Not
withstanding the fact of the markets rising,
the averages are descending, owing to the
large qualities of infirm grain, th.o produce
o me present naryesp, oeing onerea wrsaie.
1 A ho ult) had been picked up at sea, in
whiph was a 'paper, on which was written
on one side 'Packet shin England, from
Liverpool, December 11th, 1813, long. 98.7,
lat.'45.ir, (and on the o:her side.) "Lost
quarter bouts, 10 leet water in the halb, no
. 1 n.i.i j . 1
vessel in signi. . mis caugeq great inter
est on behalf of those on board that unfortu
nate vessel.
A great number of vessels had arrived
within a fw days in the Thames and dif
ferent London docks from Eat and West
Indies,- China and all other parts 'of the
world. 150 were reported at thd Oustum
House in one day, and the long room literal
ly beseigwd by the Captains tyndfiDg ro-
I'.! ! IBigg
ports of their cargoos. Within two dtjw
200 ships bad, alto arrived in- SmideTisad.
harbor. "? L '
The Irish College Lill ,catet conaidrs
blo virukncf of feuling, A protettfroio U14).
Catholic Bishops and arch-bishops bad beenr.
made against tho measure. - It sppesrs-i7 '
against ? votct in CatQref the hill. The former.,
iii publishing their views, live ma(V known
the divided counsels to which 1I19 msasurp
has given birth. The Government are tak
ing prompt measures for Uie erection of ths
new Seminarjes, and in, one year lley. will
probably all be in existence if not In actual
operation. . The unanimity which baa ben
io(orp marks the proceedings, 'cf the cathor
lie body in Ireland, is broken; and the 4if
fercrices in the' church, which tho measurs;
has occasioned are pregnant with,' important
consequences for the future. . 1
Iq India, steam was every d,ay he9orn'n(r
more available. Rail-way conveyances both
for passi.'iiers and goods, were about to be
introduced with the most promising advan
tages both to the public and to the proprie
tors. The prospectus of the East India Rail
way Company, had just been published in
Calcutta. Il is, impossible to appreciate the
npid improvement which the completion of -the
measure will work in the moral and sec
ular condition of the people of India. MogJ
siucerely must all lovers of the human race,
pray for the speedy accomplishment of this
impoiant project. ' ,
Great Firs m Montreal. We, find the fol
Inwinj purnijrnpli in Ilia Montreal Courier if.
8allirjnv, 4l ll hist.,
"A ' lire broke out in Grifilin Town, ibont t
-'clock tlii moriiiuit, snd ha continued to burn
In ilie prceunl lueaf, ( o'clock,) and is not yet
not under. About one hundred buildinirs have
trendy been dcalroynd. Wlien we left tbe
ground it was in nohU mjilalioa to blow up en
or two hooe, lu prevent Us sileudins fur
ther" '
From Texas. letter received on Monday,
from a liiene) in Texas, says:-
"All is quiet on our Mexican frofllierTa
fieliting yet, nor will there be, I c'auduily be
0. M. Clat has refmed 19 have anylhinf to
do 'villi Ilie pries and Ivpe of which T. F. Alar
bliall, S li- Clay, and their cnadjulors took poe
enasion. and ivliicli they shipper' lo Cincinnati
lie will brief an action for damages ifaiuit
Hiceu gentlemen.
Latest Mormom Nswi. Gov. Ford of Illin
ois lim ixmied a tlijrd proclamutioa, warning all
p.Ti"in from Inwa or Mniouri from coming in
In Illinois to lake part in the civil war between
the ilormoi." and niiHonnoin. Some of the
uii ieiis of Clay cniiiuv, Al iaauuri, have held a
tin eting incc the proclainatior), at which they
resolved.' " I bat although (Joy. Ford of Illin
ois line thonglil proper lo address a proclamation,
to tlin citizens of Missouri and Iowa, warning us
to lake no part in the quarrel pending ip Han
cock county, we shall, nevertheless, act as free
men, piKseetin hearts thai can sympathise wild
Hi ci r felluwinen when wronged, and hands that
can assist lliem 17 hen called on in maintaining
their rights."
A Goon as if it were" iEsop. The Nantue
kcl htuntl-.r says tne following atory was told by
a roforiued inebriate; as an apology lor much of
(ha folly of drunkaidf.'
"A mnimn. ranging shout a brewery and hep
penii g to fall Into a vat of beer, was in imij
nenl danger of drowning and appealed to a cat
in lilp bun onl The cat replied,''it is s very
loolijli request, fur as coon as I get you out I
shall eat you ! The mouse pileously replied,
'that fjtc; wopld be better thao to be drowned
in liser. ' Tin) cat lifted him out but the fume
ol'llio hoer caused puss lu sneeze, and the mouse
look riil'ui'o in his hole. The pat c Ileal on
the imnise tu come out 'You air, did you net
promise thai I should eat your' 'Ah!' replied the
mouse, but ypu k;iow teas ill liquor at tit
ime.' ''
Brnjamin S. Junes and J. Elizabeth
IIitcucock will )old meetings nt Berlin on
Sa'tiinlay and Sunday the 2ltii and 25th of
October, commencing on Saturday afternoori.
R. S, Foster and Abby Kellcy will attend
Anti-slavery Conventions at the following
places, '
Antioeh. Clinton Co., Tuesday, Wednes
day and Thursday, October 28th, 29th, 30th.
Jamestown, Green Co., Saturday, Suuday.
and Monday, November, 1st, 2d, 3d,
Ureen 1'lain, Clark Co.; Wednesday,
November 5th. )
Xenia, Green Co., Friday, November 7th.
Yankeetown, Warren Co., Sunday, Mon
day, Tuesday, November 9th, 10th, Ilth. ,
The first day's meeting at Antioeh and t
Yankeetown, will commence at 2 o'clock
P. M. Those at Jamestown, Green Plain
and Xenia at 10 o'clock, A. M.' - '
pen. AgeM.
Benj.' S, Jones and J. Elizabeth Hitch
cock will bold meetings at New-Garden,' pol.
Co., on Saturday, and Sunday the 8th. f'pd
9th, of Nov. commencing at 3 o'clock on
Saturday afternoon. Will the friends in
that neighorhood see to making the necessa
ry arrangements.
Tne Eastern District Anti-Slavery Sople
ty will hell their next meeting in Columbia
ana 00 Seventh day the 1st of next month,
at 10 o'clock A. M. ' Benjamin 8. Jones,
J, Elizabeth Hitchcock and other speaker
are expected lo bo present. We hope there)
will be,a general rally.
The Executive Committee of the 0. A, A.
S. Society, are requested to meet at Colum
biana an Seventh day tbe 1st of next month,
at 9 o'clock, Al M. A punctual attendance
of all the members is desirable, as businws)
of iinportauce will claim their attention.
10 m. 17th t4f. ' (

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