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It Insensibly prepare llie way for wider and
mure tadioil reform. Having once gathered
oder its banner in army of disinterested and
nthuaiastia hears, its alow advance keep
them in the field long enough to form them
Tetania and willing Taborere In every good
eaose. Forty years in the wilderness wore
naenaonrr to make the Egyptian slave a fit
soldier for Joshua to lead, and a fit suhject for
David and Solomon to govern.
An acute observor has well remarked, speak
lug ef the Blow step of the English movement
for a repeal ot the corn laws:
"The change will be delayed so long, tint
when tt comes the people will have been in
structed in the necessity for something more
than a mere repeal of an act of Parliament,
important as that repeal unquestionably is.
They will see the necessity for an organic
change that thecanse or the evil is in sol
Ash legislation, and that again springs from
the exclusive possession by one small class
01 ine legislative power; ana inus onanism,
under the name of Complete Suffrage, will
become the adopted measure ef the middle
classes."
Welcome then the thought that careless
History, will probably drop from her tablets
the names of those, who were first to stem
the current of corrupt popular opinion. It
tends to keep our ranks pure.
Welcome the long years of struggle which
how us that we are enlisted not fur a eingld
campaign, but fur life. The discipline will
make us wiser, mid imprint deeper in our
hearts the conviction, that it is from us the
. ranks of future reforms arc to be recruited;
and that to shut our eyes to the ligfitot other
reformations is to be traitor to the past.
Liberty Vnimei.
i Most Horrible! An American at Rio,
fSritingan account of the Brazilian slave trade,
ves the following description of a scene on
oard one of these floating hells.
"The first night after we left the east coast
of Africa, with a cargo of about 050 blacks, a
fart of the men got loose from their manacles,
and attempted to rise on the crew, ( Brazilian,'
but they being armed with muskets, and cut
lasses, soon drove them below again and for
ome timo after they submitted, and cried for
quarters, continued to fire upon them and kill-
Oil a good many, A lew days alter, a mock
trial wis hid, and a number were condemned
be executed. Accordingly some were hoisted
tip to the forcyurd, being two chained ton-eth-
er and then shot dead. And when t wo were
taken out ot the hold and only one wat to die,
instead of knocking the irons oil', they took the
poor fellow and chopped hU foot of, nnd so
lipped the out, and then run him up to the
yard-arm ana snot turn, in tins manner, forty-six
men and oue woman were murdered'.
by these wretches.in human form. And when
Manuel Pinto da Fonaeca says the slave-trade
could not be carried on but tor the assistance
of the American flag, it is time that something
was done by our government to enforce the
Jaw.
COMMUNICATIONS.
TO THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS.
BERLIN, October 1845.
"Tannic lalin once wadded fast :
'To aoroe tear falsehood, hugs it to the last
Friends: 1 understand through the com
mittee that has been appointed to visit me,
that there are certain charges alledgcd which
are deemed of sufficient import to cause me
to be dealt with as an offend ur against Friends
discipline. 1st; That I hold to a certain be
lief which perchance comes in conflict with
.Friends line of demarcation; not as marked
out by their God whom ihcy pretend to wor
ship, but which fallible man has laid down
as their rule of action; and which they cling
to with all the tenacity that characterizes a
'bigoted and deluded people. Consequently
any person who is placed between the walls
.of sectarian jurisdiction, and will tamely sub
.mit to the sectarian trammels that crush cvo-
TJ "free thought that should involuntarily arise
for the promulgation of tho happiness and lib
eration of the human family from mental and
.physical bondage, acts in accordance with
riends pre-eoneeived .notions of -right. But
on the other hand, he that is true to his na
ture in following out the light which God has
-.given him, in preaching glad tidings to the
captive, and the opening of the prison doors
to them that are bound; and who sees in eve
ry man a brother, is guilty of the highest mis
demeanor and comes in contact with the more
"benign and sacred order of Friends discipline.
2nd, That I have had the moral courage to
come out and advocate that which I believed
"to be truth. 3rd, That I spoke and wrote a-'
gainst the action of the Monthly meeting
held at this place in April last, as being pro
slavery in not allovijng the Fricuds of Mu
Union the right to build a meeting bowse for
anti-slavery, as well as religion purposes;
.and also against the Discipline as being a
.dead weight upon the minds of men, and a
-retarder of noble and upward aspirations, say
ing in tones not to be misunderstood "thus
Jar sbalt thou go, and no farther." And
hence it U, that I am very gravely charged
ty some ef the moro pious Friends as being
an Infidel Against the charge I have noth
ing to say Infidelity was onee locked upon
s something horrible, but that time 3s pass
ad. It is no longer believed to be such a
bugbear, or scare-crow. When I see an in
dividual pointed at by the finger of seorn.and
and hear the cry of Infidel, Iufidol, as it pass
t from mouth to mouth, I can well believe
he is a bold and energetic reformer, and one
who dares to tell the truth regardless of eon
ssquenc, when tho welfare of his fellow-
beings is at sUke. Let me assure Friends
that if I have gono counter to their creed or
criterion, I am truly sorry, not because I have
done it, but because of tha necossity there
was in doing it. I am not bound by any
creed, neither do I intend to bev My own
mind is my creed, and all mankind are mem
bers of 'my sect. Turn with me back for
one moment and view the first advocates of
the then doctrines of Friends, and witness tho
denunciatory epithets heaped upon these de
voted heads, because they took a step in ad
vance of the prevailing and established dog
mas of that day. . The vocabulary of the Eng
lish language would not furnish them ample
nor adequate means for thoir persecution;
hence they resorted to physical force in order
to crush those simple truths, but all ia vain;
for "truth is mighty and will prevail." And
bow often Friends speak of those as the dark
ages of superstition and priest-craft. And
when that pure .nod noble minded man, E&as
I licks, spoke in such satirical and cutting
terms against the inconsistency of such con
duct as pertaining to Christianity, and by his
doclruics effected a division in the Society,
little did he think that he was laying the
foundation of a sect that would so soon cry
infidel, infidel, against the very doctrines he
preached, and that they would theiuselres
turn persecutors!
It fhoreforo will be understood that with
the original doctrines of Friends I have bo
contest. Hut against that inconsistent aud
slaveholding religion, which modern Friends
endeavor to make us believe is the first prin
ciples of Christianity, I have an uncompromis
ing warfare, and hope I ever may bare.
Are not Friends as'a body guilty of the bloo4
f their brothers'! Do they remember those
in bonds as bound with them! Let us see.
Who among them have ever stood aloof from
political jargons'! Who among them have
not voted for a slavo holder every time one
has been set up for the perpetuation of .Sla
very! Who among them that believe war not
only to be a moral evil, but a national one,
that has not know'ingSy supported by their
votes the Commander in Chief of the Ameri
can forces? Who among them have not de
clared slavery and war to be wrong! None!
And who among them have carried that dec
laration out in practice? But fewl Th?nare
they not only hypocrites,but arc guilty of one
of the worst of crimes in the sight of God. And
when a person comes along clothed with the
garb or freedom, and preaches deliverance
to the captive, they are compelled to do it in
the streets. And .when. application is made
for Friends house, they are spiritually inform
al ed tho house wants rest and they fear the seats
will become soiled. Oh! Shame whore is thy
blushl It has been by them bartered to the
Slaveocracy for safe keeping. i
"On, on with your work, but ne'er forget
Yc heartless, purse-proud, pampered few;
The martyrs' cause shall -triumph yet,
And crush to earth such foes as you.
Where freedom's banner is unfurled,
The slave shall bo the'batfit cry
In freedoms ranks throughout the world,
For such as dare live free or die."
It will be -teen by the above, that I ee not
dissent from what I have formerly said. I
the'eforo hope Friends will not concern them
selves about me. If they are wilting to al
low mn the right or speech as a member of
their society ithout any merfuil reservation,
I then shall continue as such. If aiet I will
not I should ere this have repudiated the idea
of continuing a member, had it not been for a,
continued hope of its regeneration from any
participation in the accursed institution of A
meriran Slavery.
l
MAHLON BRANIN.
A private lellur liom a liimid, .contains thu
following.
I must, however, before closing, say a word
for the Bugle about ouncaute. It is still on the
advance' I'riests and Politicians are trembling
with fear fur their darling institutions; the Sun
light ef truth is dawning upon the people, and
hence, thov cannot much longsr be led by pro
slavery leaders. Evening before last I jUtendad
an Auli slavery Meeting in Belmont, Belmont
Co., a place where thsre ia but Utile anti-!a-very
fecliog other than Liberty Ifcrty, and I was
not a little surprised to hear one of their candi
dates for eulce say, that lie had never, before
heard that the Supreme Court of the Ihulcd
dales wm the power to eeostrue the Constilu
tion; l iking the ground.laat each individual was
to construe it to suit himself, Uia doctrine ol
Gen. Jackson was his standard of authority.- -Whit
better is this than open rebellion to the
institution? Lfcertjr Party must soon it is
too proscriptivs to survivs much longer, inde
pendent of every other consideration.
Yours for theowse or the
CARVER TOMLINSON.
Mr. Pleasant Oct., 27th '45.
frt-Although the following eoiaraMsication
was! addressed to the JJuglo, we think the
writer hardly wpected its publication; becer-
tainly has no right to demand it, and U ia
written in such an impudent strain, that we
presume ha thought we would rejiict it We
nave however coududed to give it a place,
not that wa expect to make II. W. Murray
ashamed of himself, but that his friends may
feel asha.nod of him. ; And lest ha should
charge us with again violating "the rules
which should govern an editor,'' we will in
sert hi communication- without altering- it
in orthography or punctuation. ........
For the Bugle.
Mr. Editor (1)
Sir You will recollect that
lien t ar'
nliecl to 13U tor the privtlige ot ans.venug
Mr Trcscotts communication You said Your
paper was open for free dismission & give
my answer an insertion so fir You acta. I the
gentlemen hut whe;i You stuped aside fro u
the rules which govern the editorial faculty
& intruded Yourself into that diseushion You
showed that You was grossly ignorau of the
station which you have undnrtukn to occupy
or You had no regard for the rules which
should govern an editor (i) You not only
got our of Your place in this matter but You
made false statements as usual You said that
Mr Trescott had hauded you another comma
nicatin wherein he corrected me in some
statements "that in relation to the citizens
meeting being a packed meeting on the part
of the friends of freedom now Mr Jones tliis
is a glaring falsehood between You aud Mr
Trescott as every person will see by rel'eranco
to my communication I never said nor inti
mated that the friends of freedom or free dis
discussion had any thing to do with a pack
ed meeting on the contray Ihey had not, it
was left for those tbat wanted but on side
ef tua quostioai diseass:1 at itiui be
tween the Garrisnnians & thir opponents to
have a company packed from the other meet
ing in order to carry out their nefarious
schemes, now I cannot believe Mr Trescott
ever represented to You as You have it repre
sented in Your remarks but if You or .Mr
Trescott or any other person under:., ki to de
ny any position which I havo tike.i in my
former coinmtinicatin come out like men auJ
put Your finger on the place & if l ea mol sus
tain that position I will abandon it ou. 1 lh:uk
no ono will be so rash as to undertake t ie
task & if they should I think Yen would bo
as friendly to them as you was 1 1 our friend
Treeol& dissuade them from saying any more
about it. (3) You say tbare are dubtles
some who would believe the Jiev M bocfat
in preference to those or any other person.
I think You have mistaken Your man r.s nei
ther the title or KeV nor Mobocrat belong to
me tho former I respect & ttii latter J detest,
11 you meant any other person than myself
You was out of Yourpkce again in dragging
any others into tba remarks that You wa.-a
applying to me, J I) 1 also w .at to correct
soino of Your statement which You in d i
in respect to the temperance melting Yiu
aro wrong in stating that tho society lu!d its
regular meeting in thu Rf. E. Ciiurch tka'.
evening, that wis a called meeting of some
or the citizen indcpcn.lant of any meeting of
the tempera neo society I circulated the news
of Mr. Williams arrival in 'fowa hbJ tlnttke
would give us a lecture & got prrmiuhiim for
the house for that purpose and no other, there
fore it was improper to give any other c!i ie-
ter to the meeting than wh it it was c .Ut.l
lor, ii was ouroi order to bring ny res
olutions whatever before its meeting that
evening, had it been a business meeting then
it would bean in order aud 1 think the mass
would have neeived the jeso'.ufiou. Bttt I
supposf You wanted something to make n
ftiss about & kick up a row and You "took
that method to bring it about (S) Your great
aim seems to be to disturb and rend asunder
if possible every society and organisation
whatsoever this was iuinnuiKcd by one of
our Oo.idjuktrs when bev first cie to tliis
state an4 we have seen it (dearly developed
in the transactions wire i havo since followed.
Mr. Foster has shown how lightly he regards
intcmterarrae in declaring at a eertiist p1au
(which I can name if cilled upon) that lie
had rather sco a grogshop or distillery go
up than a Church! this doctrine 1 tliink from
what I have eeen or You, You can a lopt as
Your own but 1 tliiiik You pwved j-H-rear
to the rights of the grog.selh r f this place
in dbsenting Yourself fro them when thiw
wero brought up before the court by this ruf-
i.ui ibiiiii ior a urcacn a law w:fli ou I
lievo i to fee -oppressive ai d wrong they need
ed Your aid very much & ns the old adage
is a friend in need is a friend iedeeil Ym
should have been on hand & pnHeied against
putting the law in force J hone You will he
at Your post hereafter & see fl.at ths-riirtrt of
tins rumseller are not trampled upon (li)
H. W. MURRAY.
(I) Did not 13. W. Murray know that
this paper has two editors, aud wlwi those
editors are, there would be nothing remarka
ble about tho way in which he begins his
letter. He commences wiih a "Mr. Editor,
Sir, and througlieul the whole communica
tion awards him tho entire conduct of the pa.
per. Perchance ko considers a woman tn-
apab3e of understanding the important topics
upon which he endeavors to enlighten Jbe
readers of the Bugle. It my be a fcootree of
gratification to him to know, that the note
appended to his former leitejr, and tho edito
rial on the Citi ten's meeting, werebatk writ
ten by Elizabeth Hitchcock; a fact, which
had he known, be very likely woiiJ not have
deigned s reply, as a "Mr. Editor, Sir," ap
pears alone worthy of his notice.
(i) Indeed! and iu what scseol iii II.
W. Murray learn the rules of oditoriuJ gov
ernment? We claim the rigat to express our
opinions upon any subject I itevor, although
he doos forbid it Tho Bugle is a free anti
elavcry paper, and Ids desire to gag its con.
ouctors, is in perfect teejng avith what we
have before seen of his character. Were he
a subscriber to the paper, had ha contributed
the first oepportowaio paying, the printer for
setting his ideas in type, we should hare at-'
tnbuted this Janguaga to his ignorance, in
stead of hit insolence us v e now do.
(3) V never said tho rom nimiiiation
we received was from Trescott, and fnrther
fnora it was not. j Nor weira wa so fcrrribly
frightened by II. W. Murray as he seems to
think was llie case, as'to dissuade any one
front snyinj any more- about the-maller, but
we decllnaJ publishing tho article for reasons
which were sitis factory to us, without con
sulting our correspondent. II. W. Murray
:U"!y porh ips coma up with his nations or ed
itorial duties and responsibilities, and tell us
wo di'J very wrong So"W It.' 'While wo
are editors of the Uuglo wo will take the lib
erty of deciding in what manner to conduct
the paper, his advice and opinion gratia, to
the contrary notwithstanding.
Wo "Ihiulc no ono will be so rash" as to
meet our redoubtable correspondent upon the
points on which ho seems socager for battle;
we would however hint to him, that some of
those whom he calls the friends of freedom,
we justly c 3 teem as moboarats. Xo one will
think it worth while to enter into a discus
sion as to a point of fact, after they read what
ho says about the temperance mooting.
(1) We do not feel obliged to furnish II. W.
Murray with knowledge to comprehend plain
English. If he cannot understand that two
and two are four, and other things equal Ijr
simple, the responsibility don't rest ou as.
(5) See the self -sufficiency or the man,
and his total disregard or fiicts when be is
determined to establish a point.
The 1'. evident ef the Society being absent,
a President for the evening was appointed.
The Secretary or tho Society read the min
utes, the meaib 'rs of tlta $jckty approved
them, and it appeared from the record that it
was a regular slated meeting of the Society,
Tiic President declared the resolutions were
i.i ori?r, nnd II. W. Murray by bis ailunoe
on that oac isinn virtually endorie.d the pro
ceedings of thai meeting as the actiou of ct
Society, The meeiiiy adjourned for one week,
and the iiiiuuU'S recorded iu the buok of the
Surfeit) by the Socitty't Secretary slwur that
what wc say ii correct; and jet llii man has
the brazen-faced assurance to deny these facts,
and accuse us of misrepresentation baeause
we believed the members of the Tern peraooo
Society when they declared tbat to he s Soci
ety meeting.
(li) Tiiis fling i a suitable esselajsiuis to
such an epistle, but in this we will lake Sol
omon's advice and "Answer no a fool ac
cording to hu fully, '.oEt we be Jike unto hiin,"
A N T I-SLA VERY HUG Lli
cai'jsm, afl'yaS-MJS'iiui 'J, as.
"T love agitation ssVen ti?n ia cause for it
the alarm bell WiKeh startles the iuhabi
tintsof a city, sav them from bring tsira
ed in their beds." Edmund Burke.
fc5-Amos II, Willis' communication shall
receive attention next week.
OUR CAUSE IN OHIO.
The proapecta of the Ati-slavery sise
in this Stale are truly cheering. The great
m 13 of the people seem not only wining,
but anxious to hear fbe (jue-tiou of slavery
discusses", and we fad many an hottest heart,
who, when the truth it presented, rpadialcs
bolhkureh and state, and loins with ns in
the rallying cry of "Xo union with slave
holders." Although a great effort is jnade
to keep the people from the meetings of the
agents of the Am. Society, yet they flock
in multitudes nt almost every cat I. Indeed
e greate tho effort to keep them away,
and iho more strenuous the exertion to preju
dice the public mind, the greater the desire
to !hear, aud tho asoro ae our meetings
thronged, in many c:me. The people, thank
heaven, are beginning to think for themselves.
The pro-slavery print and the ntjxringdeiu
arogue, have ceased to lead and control the
community as they formerly did. The re
quest cornea m Iroiu every ijuarier, 'Will
you not eome t ) our place! wo want the Dis
union qmestieu discussed there." another
bespeak for his neighborhood an exatnina.
lion of the church, whilst a third tells of
tho ignorance in his vicinity, b,! the gseat
desire to hear a diseussion of that question
which U agitating tlte whole oeuntry. And
although the church bulls and bars ker doors
against us in many cases, yet sebeaUhoiuses,
and barns, private dwellings and old lilan-
cdated and unoccupied ehurehes are opejue4
lor us. I'.xteuiive boweries havo been erec
ted in the optu field for osr accommodation,
groves have frequently been used, and '.kese
seem fitting places; for an'-i-slavery makes
sweet melody with the music or bird,-, and
the gentle flow of waters; it is as fetterless
as the windj and like tho sun, gives life and
strength, and beauty.
Jtjs true that we sometimes harj m!iU
gatherings. In some places the peorde aie m
engrossed in business that they pay bmt Jittle
auunuon to tins movement; in others church
influence prevails, and the "stay a way jtlaju
is adopted, thai being the only eRoctual
mooe ol ariesting tins agitation; and fhoji
gaui wnero tasern- parij hat made eenaid-
eT iblo ro ;re(i, where (lie! political rat'.iair
thin tho moral aspect -of the cause havo'
been ilwoltupoitj tho sympathies of the ab
litinnists linve not only been' rervertnd. an I
made Ui subserve the interests if a political
jmrty, but the better fcrlings of the comru
nily seem to have been paralyzed by its ac
tion, and wc find the pc.iple r.s cold and un
feeling as the eoasoless iron they help t
rivet around the neck of their brother. .'Lib
erty party appears frightened at the approach
of Old Organization, and" frtqurntly sayr-to
tho people, stay away from it- meetings
they aro, infidel no government nnti
church don't go near them. In some cases
this influence obtains and our meetings aro
small; but as a general thing we have no
reason to complain of a want of hearers. I
is true there arc abolitionists in that party,
who have extended a kindly welcome, and
bid us God speed in our labors. This cer
tainly is not owing to an approval of the u.
tra doctrines we advocate; and whether it
originates in the prospect that they will reap
the benefit, or in some olh.tr fueling we will
not pretend to decide.
The labors of the agents of the Am. A. S.
Sociciy in this State for the last five months,
in conjunction with the efforts of the Ohio
Am. Society have been remarkably effective.
A new impetus has been given to the causo
of freedom and humanity. Public attention
has been aroused sympathy which had here,
tofore been dammed up in its cold and icy
channels has bnen elicited in behalf or Ilia
oppressed. Many hitherto unconcerned, havo
been made to feel tho aggressions of tho
slave power upon the north; they begin to
realize that unless slavery be overthrown
they themselves will be eoslaved. . When
the true position of tlio Whigs and Demo
crats, the inconsistency of Liberty party, and
the eoTTuirtion of the church are exposed, we
believe that the consciences of almost the
entire people hear testimony to tlia truth; and
they aro only prevented from fiuibnuauj ji,
by the sectarian trammels, and party eoneid.
erations that bind them. Very many who
formerly had faith in political action to abol.
Uh slavery, nnd many who had but little
confidence in that measure, lmt yet deemed
it necessary to show their strength at tho
ballot box, have hecome convinced that tho
abolitionist looses his moral influence by
making slavery a political question, and that
by so doing he detracts from the dignity and
purity or the holy cnterprisa in which he ia
engaged. And besides, they are convinced
that the Means for the redemption or the
world, which were used eighteen hundred
years ago, by that great reformer, Jesus of
Xasareih, are the best, the safest, and tho
most8Vtual; and that indeed they aro the
only means that can bo used by a christian
or a lrtw philanthropist. Many who hereto,
fore had a blind rcverenco for tho U. S. Con
stitution, and who had been wont to worship
its frawers, now sco that it is a blood-stained
document, and that its authors violated every
prineipto or justice and humanity in it
formation. They see tint the Federal
Union was formed at the fearful sacrifice of
the liberty and the happiness of one sixth
part of the people. They seo that the pro
visions of that instrument have given perma
nancy and security to the system of slave
ry; that under the fostering care of the gen
eral government, it hag been strengthened
aruf extended, until it forms a component elo
went in every department of State.
At a recent meeting of tho Ex. Com. oT
the Ohio Society, one ha'f o its memheruc
resigned and now occupy the true Disunion,
ground. They foel that they can no longer
aid or give countenance to a political party,-,
although it bears the name of liberty, which i
swears to support that Constitution whichl.
is a death wairant to the hopes, the happi-i-
nets, and the liberty of tho poor slavo
Samuel Brooke whose untiringdevotion to ths
anti-slavery cause, and whose efficiency as a
teneral agent is well known and highly ap
preciated, is of that number. As an agnnM
for tho Am. Society in the West, he is now
actively engaged in promoting the intewsta'.
or the causo. He hag recently issued a
work entitled "The Slaveholder's Religion."
which has a rapid sale, and is calculated to,
do touch good.
Anti-slavery publication have been ex
tensively circulated, those that excite inter-
est by enlisting tho sympathies, those that
treat or the corruption or the church and th
state, and the duly or secession from both;
ana rjesiue the gnat good that must necessa
rily result from the circulation of books, from
the numerous meetings that have been heir,
and the various private discussions that lava
been had; a paper advocating the doctrines qf
the Am. Society his been established, and i.
every day awakening mora and more inter,
est, and increasing its subscriptions. Tfiii
latter uoik wag undertaken bv ths mii.
American Society with few and trembiipg.
They knew not that sufficient patrona-r,,
could be obtained to warrant tho issue of a
Bocond number, but it hag met with uncx
peete j success, and the eifieiency of iho.

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