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SALEM O., FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 21, 1845, NO.
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From the Western Christian Advocate.
IMPOSTOR AND IMPOSTRESS.
Mr. Editor: It is said, by those who look
into the future, that coming events cast their
shadows before; sol thought that 1 would
nhadow forth to your readers, not coniinp
events, but the approach of the veritable .Ste
phen S. Foster and AbbyKelley, They have
lately paid a visit to Ml. Pleasant during the
Yearly Meeting of the fricnds,carrying away
a few of the steady and sober, and insulting
and wounding many others. It appears thai
S. S. Foster was once a student of theology,
but has returned, like the sow that was wash
ed, to his wallowing in the mire. Miss Kel
ley was formerly a member of the Quaker fra
ternity; but having become dis-satisfied, has
declared her withdrawal from that body; and'
attached herself to the fraternity of infidels,
'whose real object is to uproot the foundations
of civil and religious institutions. She still
claims her rights in the society of Friends;
it lid on last Sabbath attempted to exercise
those assumed rights; and by so doing ere-,
ated quite a disturbance in their meeting,
compelling them to submit to an outrage, or
have her forthwith out of the place, i'hey,
of course, preferred the latter alternative.
But Ahby could not walk, and of course they
helped her along; and it is said, I do not
vouch for it, that she kicked tremendously
at the good Quakers' shins. S. S. Foster at
tempted to justify her proceedings by refer
ring to Wesley, and other great reformers;'
but particularly by reading from George
Fox's Journal, lint in the midst of the justi
fication, up jumped Abby, and declared that'
die was impressed that it was her duty to'
leave her own meeting and go to the Friends
that she went under a heavy cross that
she expected to be dragged out when she
went and that when sho got there she felt
quite comfurtahle in the discharge of her du-
- It was my lot to attend her meetings but
one day; and what I have to say hereafter re
lates particularly to that day. This same
beautiful pair have the reputation ol being
skeptics, and of having a concealed object in
view. This reputation had preceded them.
The public mind was prejudiced against them.
They seemed to anticipate this; and pursued
such a cautious course, that many were de
ceived, or rather, as they would term it, un
deceived. Abby is the principal personage.
Foster is a mere tool in her hands. She
makes no hesitation to jump up while he is
-speaking, and take the floor entirely from him
right in the midst of his talk. While one
would think that he was her travelling com
panion and protector, it seems from Tier ac
tions, that she goes along to help him out of
his difficulties. He seems a kind of ward.
Their ostensible object is the abolition of
slavery: tho means, the dissolution of our
Union the destruction of the Churches, and
the reduction of all things and men toa com
mon level. Their real object is the abolition
of all religion. '
I say this, first, from their sentiments. I.
She declares that religion is pure and deep,
and true philosophy. This you will at once
.perceive is a convertible proposition. Pure,
and deep, and true philosophy is religion;
here is Rationalism at once. 2. She de
clares that "naked humanity" would long
since have accomplished the liberation of the
lave. The Bible the system of pure Christ
ianity is in tho road: hence, it must go down
with the Union and the Churches. Herd is
taiownright skepticism. 3. She recommends
o her followers to stay out of all Sabbath
meetings, except such as they may have coin
snon privileges in. The sum of which is.that
4hey must not go unless permitted to disturb
-religious assemblies by tiie repetition of infi
del assertions long since exploded. And last
ly, I infer it from the character of her follow
ers. Her strongest adherents were evidently
infidels. They occupied the highest seats.
They exulted most at the exposure of the de
fections of the Churches. And, not least,
-she most studiously avoided every thing that
would give that class offense, while sho w as
unsparing in the abuse of the Churches.
Anu l might add to tho foregoing, the dark
' ness that was thrown over that period which
is to succeed the destruction of the present
i state of tilings. Upon this sho was evasive.
Though interrogated, she eithei would not or
oould not give any satisfaction. A feigned
.attempt was made, but that was all. And I
must still add, for I writo in hasto, the char
acter of her companions in this work, and her
own habits of life, Who are her coadjutors?
Garrison, Rogers, and others. Who applaud
her and S. S. Foster? Such papers as tho
Regenerator and the Liberator. But these 1
can only mention. What are her habits?
These are the same as tho Communitists:
no flesh, no butter, no'fmice: you see they aro
practicing, as a method of regeneration, the
modern infidul means of purifying of tho heart.
I concluded that the best method to brinr her
fairly out, was to put a plain question ther.
So 1 asked her, Do you believe tho Bible to
be a revelation from God.nnd a sufficient rule
both for our faith and practice? This brought
her up bouncing. She denied my jir,t to
ask such a question stated that her business
was to lecture on abolition poured out a tor
rent of abuse on me and my consistency, us
ing he vilest epithets she durst, and sat down
without answering the question. 1 cannot
travel over the w hole ground she occupied in
defense of her reserved rights; but this was
manifest, that she would not answer theques
tion. And well she knew, that if she did, it
would blast her peculiar object. And I would
say to all w ho wish well to;their country, put
that qastion to her make her answer it. If
she believes the ltible, since the Church is so
strong, she would not bo ashamed to answer
tho question, especially as that would remove
all prejudice, and bring many into her train.
Hut no. Thongh she could bring the Church
es in a body to her chariot wheels, she would
make no such confession; for,thcn, that ha
ted thing the Christian religion would still
live. She is of those who cry, "OusA the
JOHN B. WOLFF.
N. B. Abby is on her way to Cincinnati,
and thence ta a yearly meeting in Indiaua.
The proceedings of the late Anniversary
will be found in the present number. It was
a meeting of considerable interest; but ren
dered somewhat trying to many, by the intro
duction, by Stephen S. Foster and Abby
Kelley, of the non-voting and disunion theo
ry, and their denunciations of the Liberty
party, representing it as being pro-slavery,
and equally with the Whig and Democratic
parties, chained to the car of slavery. They
also opposed the doctrine of abstinence from
slave labor. These views they insisted upon
at great length and with great energy, and I
must add, in my opinion, with a great deal of
sophistry. No one, perhaps, doubts the na
tural or conventional right of our friends
from the East to introduce their views as to
the best method' of operating against slavery,
but the exercise of that right, can have no
other elfect, if It has any, than to introduce
those contentions among us, which havo so
long divided tho abolitionists of the east,
causing them to direct their principal efTorts
against one another instead of their common
enemy. Tho abolitionists of Indiana have
heretofore had dilferen: views with respect to
political action, Liberty party, &c, but they
have not suffered those differences to alionate
their feelings, and inspire thom with hostility
towards each other; but on the contrary they
have continued to labor harmoniously togeth
er so far as their views coincided, and to the
use of those measures about which they dif
fered in sentiment, each accorded to tho other
honesty of purpose, and agreed to disagree.
By pursuing this course, while our brethren
in the Hist have been worrying and devour
ing each other, we of tho West have labored
in a good degree of harmony, directing our
arrows at our inveterate foe, instead of shoot
ing them into each others hearts. And if
the leaven of discord has in any degree be
gun to work among us, I hope we may be
admonished by the wise king of Israel, to
"leave off contention before it may be med
dled with." Let us try to make abolitionists
and not quarrel with each other because we
do not all see alike as to some of the means
of carrying out our principles.
It is probable I may hereafter take further
notice of some of our friend's views particu
larly on the subject of si ive labor products,
but I do not intend to treat all who differ
from me on this subject, as dishonest and
hypocritical, or to deny their claim to tho ti
tle of abolitionist.
The reader will probably observe that the
report of the committee to whom was recom
mitted the subject of the A. S. Tress, was
not finally acted upon. The report was ta
ken up and was under consideration when
the meeting adjourned on the second even
ing. On the next day it was laid ever fur
other business, and as an earnest and some
what exciting debate arose on S. S. Foster's
resolutions, and continued till a late hour,
the report was forgotten, and tho mcoting
concluded without taking final action on it.
No doubt that if tho question hail been put,
it would have passed unaniir.ojsly. Perhaps
but little loss will be sustained by tho ne
glect, as the Executive Committee possess, I
think, all the power proposed to be given
thom by the resolution. Fret Lalwr JJuo-caie.
From the Free Labor Advocate.
ANNIVERSARY OF THE
STATE ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY.
At the Anniversary of tho Indiana State
Anti-Slavery Society, held at Newport, loth
mo. 13th 1815, the President, Daniel Worth
in the Chair.
The Secretary beingabsent, Benjamin Stan
ton was appointed Secretary, and Dr. N. Stan
ton assistant Secretary.
Ou, motion of William Beard, a committee
of ten, consisting of the following persons,
was appointed to prepare business for the
meeting, via: Vicrling Kerry, Benjamin Stan
ton, Jonathan Swim, Henry II. Way, Josiah
Bull, James Clayton, Hannah Hiatt, Sarah
Maxwell, Ruth Ann Saint and Clarky Thom
as. The committee then retired, and,
On motion of William Beard, the Presi
dent was invited to address the meeting on
the progress of the Anti-Slavery cuso with
in the State, during the past year, which he
did in an able and satisfactory manner.
On motion of Francis Rout, a committee of
twelve persons, to wit; Robert Green, Jona
than1 Hnugb, Wm. Hough, Francis Root, Jo
siah Bell, Elam Unthank, Levi Coffin, Na
than St niton, Benjamin Thomas, John S.
Hunt, Wm. Way and Joseph Curtis was ap
pointed a committee of arrangements, to en
deavor to secure homes for the people from a
distance in attendance.
The business committee made tho follow
The business committee propose to the
That a committco of fifteen be appointed
to bring forward names of persons to consti
tute a board of officers for tho ensuing year.
Also a committee of twenty to propose Rome
plan, if any can ho devisod to promote great
er energy and efficiency in the diffusion of
our principles, for tho support of the press
and of general or sectional agencies.
They also recommend the adoption of the
Resolved, That in the opinion of this meet
ing, it is highly inconsistent with our princi
ples as abolitionists, to vote for slaveholders,
or pro-slavery men, to fill any office in our
national or State governments.
Resolved, That voting abolitionists are in
duty bound to use the elective franchise in
such a way as to bear a consistent testimony
against slavery, aitd.thc encroachments of the
Resolved, That to vote for the candidates
of either the Whig or Democratic parties, as
now constituted, no matter how great profes
sions those candidates may make of opposi
tion to slavery, and devotion to Liberty prin
ciples, is to vote for the slave-holding inter
est, as both these parties are chained to the
car of slavery.
On motion, tho first proposition in the above
report was adopted, and the following named
individuals were appointed that committee.
Win. Beard, James Clayton, Samuel Ellis,
Francis Root, Enoch Macy, Caleb Wicker
sham, Levi Coffin, Benjamin Thomas, Aaron
Gardner, Win. Locke, Ueulah Puchctt, Sa
rah Lewis, Betsy Johnson, Lydia Maulsby,
and Eunice Charles.
On motien of Hannah Hiatt,
Resolved, That each person present be in
vited to participate in the discussion of such
questions as may come before this meeting.
On motion tho socoud proposition of tho
business committco was adopted, and the fol
lowing named persons appointed the commit
tee contemplated therein, to wit: M. R. Hull,
Dr. Nathan Johnson, Jonathan Huddlestouc,
Joseph Thornburg, Jonathan B. Macy, Da
vid Maxwell, Eli Hiatt, Wm. Way, Joseph
Davis, Hannah Hiatt, Emily Gardner, John
Beard, Katharine Bates, Ruth Stanton, Isaac
Coffee, Morris Pitas and Hezekiah Hutch
ins. And on motion of II. H. Way, the fol
lowing were added to tho committee, viz:
Rebecca Williams, Emily Ellis, Ruth Ann
Saint, Rachel Beeson and Hannah Hiushaw.
The three resolutions proposed by the busi
ness committee were taken up separately, and
the first two adopted. The third was dis
cussed by M. R. Hull in the affirmative, and
S. S. Foster in the negative; it was still un
der consideration, when, on motion, the meet
ing adjourned till early candle lighting.
The resolution under consideration ui the
time nf adjournment was taken up, and fur
ther discussed by S. S. Foster and Abby
Kelley in tho negative, not because the reso
lution was not true, but because it did not go
far enough, but in their opinion, tho Liberty
party ought to have been included with the
whig n nil democratic, inasmuch as any party
acting under the U. S, Constitution is chain
ed to the car of slavery, and Daniel Worth
in the affirmative. The debate still pending,
the meeting adjourned till 10 o'clock to mor
10th mo. 11th
The mooting convened according to ad
journment. The President in the chair.
The committee on nominations produced
the following report, which was adopted.
Tho report was unintentionally taken from
the table and carried away. Ed. Advocate.
A motion was undo by B. Stanton to lim
it tho discussions hereafter, during the An
niversary to half an hour to each speaker;
and that no person speak twice on the same
question, until all who wish to speak have
had an opportunity. After considerable dis
cussion, pro and con, it was adopted.
The committee appointed yesterday topro
poso some plan to promoto greater eilieiency
in disseminating our principles &c.t produ
ced a report as follows:
Resolved, That though it is very desira
ble that both the Free Labor Advocate and
the Indiana Freeman should be sustriined,
yet from the efforts which havo heretofore
been made to obtain patronago fur said pa
pers, and the languishing condition in which
they now aro, wo are induced to recommend
to the Anniversary, to instruct Oie executive
committee to endeavor to procure a union of
the two papers, into one able and efficient A.
S. paper, to be published tt Indianapolis or
such other place as may seem best calculated
to promote the advancement of the A. S. en
terprise in this State. Ami also to instruct
the executive committee to employ one or
more efficient agents to traverse the State, for
the purpose of In-hiring and procuring patro
nage for said paper; and also that such trav
elling agents raise funds by pledges and oth
erwise, to be thrown into tho hands of the
executive committee, for the support of the
cause throughout the State; and that we rec
ommend that these means be used so effectu
ally, that wo raise at least 3000 this year
for said cause, and this Anniversary, set a
liberal example to be followed by all conven
tions to be held the ensuing year.
That part nf the above report which relates
to tho anti-slavery papers, was recommitted
to tho same committee and tho balance adopt
On motion, it was resolved that seven in
dividuals immediately proceed to solicit sub
scriptions and donations, in acoordance with
the proposed plan. When Mipon the chair ap
pointed Wm. Way, Zachariah Beeson, Wm.
Davis, James Clayton. M. R. Hull, Ann
Reynolds and Clarky Thomas.
The committee, after canvassing the meet
ing, reported that they had received in sub
scriptions and contributions about $150.
The resolution under consideration at the
time of the adjournment last evening, was a
gain. taken up, further discussed, aud adopt
Tho convention then adjourned till early
Dr. N. Stanton offered the following reso
lution, which on motion of Dr. N. Johnson,
was laid on the table.
Resolved, That we will not nominate or
vote for any person to fill any office, cither
legislative or executive, who docs not pledge
himself to carry out, the principles of peace
in his official acts, and use his entire influ
ence to break down the system of shedding
blood in our government.
The President, Daniel Worth, called Wal
ter Edgertou to the chair, and offered the fol
Whereas, It is notorious that a certain dep
utation of men has been sent from London
Yearly Meeting of Friends to this State, in
consequence o? tho separation which took
place in the Yearly meeting of Friends of In
diana, in the winter of 18-14 and '13 in rela
tion to tho anti-slavery question, and where
as, we were authorised, from the auti-slavcry
reputation of the Loudon Yearly meeting, and
of the said deputation, to anticipate a decided
action in fa vol of the auti-slavery cause, there
fore, Resolved, That the course pursued by said
committee since its arrival, in carefully avoid
ing the attendance of this convention, and in
virtually taking sides with tho old Yearly
meeting of Indiana in its prescriptive course
towards its members, which evidently occa
sioned the abovo named separation, and in its
anti-abolition measures in closing mooting
houses against us as abolitionists, and in for
bidding its members to associate with us on
tho groat anti-slavery question, has destroyed
all our confidence in any of them as members
of theB .and F. A. S. Society, and we can but
regard their conduct as extremely temporiz
ing and hypocritical, and totally unworthy of
such anti-slavery characters and professions.
Whereas, The above named deputation, or
at least a part of it, as we aro informed upon
good authority, has declared that no circum
stance could possibly occur that would justi
fy a separation from the Society of Friends,
Resolved, That if they grant to others the
same which they claim for the Society of
Friends, thiy thereby virtually condemn ev
ery separath-n which has recently occurred in
the Amcricai, churches on account of their
slave holding character, and of course occu
py a position, wMeh, if carried into action,
would trample un ler foot every right of 3,
750,000 human bei.igs. rather than a division
in tho churches should take place.
Resolved, That wo can place no confi
dence in the calls of such cringing and ser
vile characters, for a convention of delegates
from all parts of the earth, to concert meas
ures for the abolition of Slavery throughout
the world, when it is obvious they have not
the moral courage to withstand the pro-slavery
curront, even in tho freo States of this U
nion, aud therefore, wo must ever hereafter
reject any proposition of the kind as useless,
from men jf this description, unless we can
believe a radical change has taken place in
The above resolutions wero discussed at
considerable length, and adopted.
The following resolution waa offered by
M. R. Hull, and adopted, vis:
Resolved, That wo regret exceedingly the
contempt with which tho anti-slavery cause
has been treated by tha above nionlioncj
Friends from England, who havo not only de
clined meeting with us in our 3tato Anniver
sary, to "remember tho slave in bondu as
bound with him," but refused even to au
swer, in the usual form, our polite invitation
extended to them through our respected Pres
ident, Daniel Worth.
The committee to whom was recommend
ed that part of the furm-ar report, relative to
the pres.-!, produced the following report in
Resolved, That we recommend to the sup-
Iiortof the friends of Liberty, the "Freo La
lor Advocate," and the "Indiana Freeman,"
aud that the executive committco contribute
frmu the means which aro, or which may
hereafter como within their control, to their
During tho pendency ofwhich the meeting
10th month, 15th.
Met according to adjournment, the Presl
dent in the chair.
After reading the journal of the preceding
sittings, the business committee produced the
heroas, It is a self evident proposition,
that those w ho traffic in the products of any
system that is carried on for the sake of gain,
and those who purchase for their own use, tha
products of such a system, are the supporters
thereof, and the partakers with those who car
ry it on, in its wickedness, if it be a w icked
Therefore, Resolved, That thoso who thus
traffic in and consume the products of slave
ry, willingly and understandingly, are partak
ers with the slaveholders in their wickedness
and will be held responsible at the bar of
strict and impartial justice.
Resolved, That in practice, it would be
better for the slaves, for abolitionists to pur
chase them, and under a more mild treatment,
to use their labor to produce those articles
which are the products of their toil, than to
pay tho heartless and cruel tyrant for extort
ing that labor under a system of suffering
and privation unparallelled and indescribable.
Resolved, That under these considerations,
we are confirmed iu the belief, that this por
tion of the anti-slavery enterprise, to wit: ab
stinence from the products of the slave's toil,
is of momentous importance, and calls impe
riously for the careful and prayerful consid
eration of every one who professes to be an
abolitionist, lest while ho is condemning tha
slaveholder, his own hands and garments bo
found dripping with the blood of the slave.
Which on motion of S. S. Fester were laid
on the table to give him an opportunity of in
troducing tho following, which were also laid
on the table.
Resolved, That the only appropriate work
of abolitionists, is tho overthrow of slavery,
by exposing the wickedness and impolicy of
tho system, and bearing a faithful testimony
against all who uphold it, either in social,
political or ecclesiastical relations; and hence
this Society cannot allow its iufluenco and
funds to bo used by its official representatives
to build up any religious sect or political par
ty, undor any pretext whatever, without a
manifest departure from .its appropriate sphcra
of labor, and a gross violation of the faith vir
tually pledged to all its members.
Resolved, That the Consti.ution of the
United States, on the most liboral principles
of interpretation, obviously contains a series
of guarantees for the protection of slavery in
all thoso States where it exists by the author
ity of tho State Legislatures, and that who
ever takes an oath to support the Constitute a
swears to fulfil these guarantees "in the ful
ness of their spirit, and to tho exactness of
thoir letter," therefore,
Resolved, That no abolitionist can con
sistently hold any offico which requires an
oath or animation to support the United States
Constitution, or vote for another to hold such
office; but it is tho imperious duty of tha
friends of Freedom to unite in demanding tha
immediate abrogation of the Union, as tha
most consistcnt,feasible and efficient means
of freeing our country from the curse of sla
very. The report of the b isincss committeo
was taken from the table and discussed; it
was then adopted without a dissenting voice.
The resolutions introduced by S.S.Fos
ter were taken from tho table, and the first
one discussed, and on motion, laid on the ta
ble. Tho meeting then adjourned till 3 o'clock
The Presidents and Vice Presidents being
absent, Jonathan Unthank was called to tha
Tho second and .third resolutions of S. S.
Foster were takon up and discussed, by E
nos Adamson, Hiram Mendenhall, Samuel
Brooke, and Stephen S. Foster in tha affirm
ative, and by B Stanton, J. Huddlestone,
and J. T. Williams in tho negative; when on
motion of Dr. Stanton, the meeting adjourn
ed, sino dio.
D. WORTH, President,
B. Stanton, )
N. Stanton, Secretaries.
Kelley and Foster "The story of tha
marriage of Abby Kelley an J S. S. Foster ia
pronounced falso in the Anti-Slavery Stand
ard. We do not know who started tha story,
but suppose the author thought they ought U
bo marriod." True Wcslcyan.
We think these insinuations decidedly low
and unjust. Tha Emancipator had a fling oa
tho same occasion, which we regretted to see.
The appearance, dress, and deportment of
Miss Kelley, in this region, were unexcep
tionable so tar as we aio aware, or have aver
hoard. No nue can reasonably object to any
thing except her appearance in public at all
us a speaker; and that ia a matter of duty and
taste, about which people may diffur, without
crimination or ill nature. For ourself, we
would as soon hear important truth uttered
by a woman as a man. Cleveland American
(lAhcrty Forty paper.)
A LlRKRTir UulTOR PufFINO A "XlBaEB.
Concert." Our friend of the Cincinnati
Herald, in his daily paper of Oct. 23d, noti
ces and recommends a Concert, to take plaoe
for the benefit of tho Cinoiunati Dispensary,
and refers totheadvertiseniontinhiscoluro.il.
Among tho piecos to ba performed, and tha
songs to be sung, are the following: "Come
Darkies, Sing'' ."The Old Jaw Done"