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I'LHLISIIED KVERY 1'BlDAY AT
SALEM, COLUMBIANA CO., OHIO.
JAMKS DARXAUY, Jr., Central Jgent.
IHIN.IAMIN S. JONRs,
I. KLFAI1KTII JONF.S, EnlTu
PiRl.tsiiiNn Committee: Samuel llrooke,
George Garrotson, James llarnaby, Jr.,
David L. Galhrcath, Lot Holmes.
From the Congregational Journal.
SPEECH OF MR. HADDOCK.
On the Resolution of Mr. Hale. in reference to
Slavery, in the House of Representatives.
Mr. Speaker: I am not forward to ask
Iip par of the House; I trust that, keeping
within the limits prescribed to the members
by the Hole adopted yesterday, I shall not
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nc.ii; ii. inuoeu i enjoy so miicn oi me nr-
gnment, wit and eloquence of Rentlemen
nhout me, that I sometimes really forgot that
I have any thin? else to do here but to listen.
There are subjects, however, upon which,
m a citizen of an intelligent free .Slate, and
moro especially as one of the Representatives
,.f the stat of the principal library Institution
f New Hampshire, where the vnung tnen of
tbo State are instructed and disciplined in
uio pnr.tipiew ana Guttes oi lile, 1 Bin not
content to lie wholly silent.
The question before the House is one of
these subjects a question of principle, of
high moral k"y, of liberty and humani.v
the great question of civil history, upon which
have been expend! d the best eiKT-'tes of
awakened mind nil over the world, and with
which arc connected the dearest bones nf nor
The Resolution under consideration invites
us to express ourselves on the Subject of
American -Slavery to speak out to let our
voice be heard as the (iovernment of New-
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ampshire, ns a portion of the prnnlc ol the
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free bills and the free air of the North.
The amendment offered by the Gentleman
from Weare, proposes inaction silence.
Sir, I can consent to no such thing. It is
time for this Stale to speak, to speak intelli
gibly and decidedly. She cannot he still and
be guiltless. It is too lute for indifference or
neutrality, or delay. It is the duly of ibis
Legislature to utter its voice in the causo of
human liberty. The people of the State de
mand it; the country looks for it. We can
not evade the responsibility. It is the high
est duty of the (iovernment at this moment,
rind I rejoice to see the disposition here to
meet that duty manfully ami heartily. We
shall not regret it; it will be among the che
rished recollections of our brief public life.
Cenlle.nen deprecate agitation; they are
alarmed at discussion; they court repose and
silence. Why not discuss this matter. Sir?
Is any thing to ho feared from inquiry ? Any
thing to bs lost by consideration and courte
ous, earnest argument of great civil and mo
ral questions? We propose no violence; no
rxercise of unconstitutional power 'no Inter
ference with the domestic policy of sister
States. We claim no light to strike the
shackle from a single Slave. Wo only as
sert the liberty of speech ; we only solicit ihe
par of the Master. We say to the people of
the slavebolding States, "come, let us reason
together." We appeal to the conscience, the
judgment, the magnanimous sentiments of
the human heart. And it is matter of great
joy, that this appeal is not idle or vain. It
never was wholly so in any age of the world,
nor on any important subject. It will not
be so in this instance, it has not been so
Discussion has done something "or the
liberation of the Slave already, if has done
not a little. It has engaged our own atten
tion to the condition and the rights of the
The youngest member of this House is
able to recollect when almost nothing was
known, or thought, of the American Slave,
in this remote part of the country. Inter
course with the South was infrequent. Jef
ferson hail indeed expressed concern and
alarm for his guilty country; enlight'iied
philanthropists had, here and there, ventured
toqnestion the rigbtand tocond emu the poli
cy of negro Slavery. But there existed very
little knowedge of ihe subject, and still loss
interest in it among the people at largo.
Men were absorbed in their own pursuits, ex
ulting in their own free lorn, and gathering
together in their places of religious worship
to thank (iod for the blessings of a free gov
ernment and a free Gospel, apparently igno
rant of the cruel bondage under which so
many of their fellow men and fellow citizens
were at the saino time pining with sorrow
and fainting in despair. New England
mothers were soothing their infant offspring
to repose with the gentle voice of prayer and
ihe sweet hymn of praise, all unconscious
that there were thousands and tens of thous
ands of molhers in this free, rejoicing land,
who could not call their children or them
selves lluir own. No video was lifted up in
their behalf; no prayer for ihem mingled with
ihe ineenso of Ihe public altar, or added fra
grance to the odors of the domestic sacrifice.
We labored by day, and went to our beds at
night, as if no such thing as slavery existed
among our people. We rejoiced as if none
wept, and blessed ourselves as the freest, tbo
best, the nippiest of nations. And what do
we now see? We see men every where be
coming sensible, that all this innocence, and
freedom, and happiness are marred by the
toleration of a system of more relentless op
pression, or more grinding, galling, hopeless
slavery, than ever disgraced the earth, or do
lied ihe Heavens. The pulpit is no longer
silent; public assemblies are agitated by the
question of universal emancipation. The
rights of the oppressor, the claims of out
raged, w ronged humanity, aro weighed and
appreciated. Not a political body can as
semble, from the county convention to tho
National Legislature, without being excited
upon the subject. Ecclesiastical assemblies
are divided upon it. The State, and the
Church, and the whole people, are coining
to be alive to the sin and shame of American
The two great divisions of tho Presbyte
rian Church lately met in their General As
semblies in Philadelphia. One of those bo
dies was addressed in a fraternal admonition
upon the subject from their brethren in Scot
land. The other received an epistle of fra
ternal reproof from their brethren in Canada.
The latter, under tho usual forms of courtesy
and christian lo'Vc, was so pungent and caus-
VOL. 2. NO. 3.
M I'.MO.V WITH SI.VV:II()LI)i;rh.m
SALKM, OHIO, FRIDAY, AUGUST i, m.
tic in its remonstrance, that tbo Assembly,
excited to indignation, were ready to refuse
the document even a reading. One of the
Doctors, more wary and more prescient than
the rest, advised to moderation, to forbear
ance. If, said he, we reject this fraternal
letter, wc renounce communion willi tho
Presbyterian Church of Canada; if we re
nounce, communion with tho Church of
Canada, we must renounce communion with
tho Free Church of Scotland, and with the
rreshytcrtun Church ol Ireland. And then
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.1 a " ! Sf .Anc V" ?
I World. And Ihe brethren heard the Church
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,Ianada h!I". though what more they
! ?' " '""""'"'I. ' know, however,
, ',rr "ie l'rst ,wo, weeks of the.r moci.ng
, lf8 f "i1 .pllurch) we' "P"-"1
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' L 'ulanar. C lergy have openly de
clared themselves abolitionists: the Freewill
P. list Church has gone over in a body to
i sine oi mo question. 1 lie iUethouist
Church is actually rent asunder upon it.
.uuiiy oi me .sew r.nglaml Orthodox (Jon
gregatioualists have taken decided and strong
ground upon it. And the l-hiiscnnal Church
is only wailing, as ono of her sans has said.
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What do wc now see! Why, a total re
volution, Sir, in tho stole of the public mind
: substantial and prevailing papular senti
ment, against which no institutions can long
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urn mi.uiii iiitriiioL i ,-5 n nei'ii scant) nu noari-
r ii . i i. ,
It'll respect (or human rights anil the bless
ings of freedom mid Knowledge and ehristi-
anity, which cannot subsist in the same conn
try, or the same age, with a systematic op
pression, that cuts oil' millions of human be
ings from every thing elevating in knowledge,
every thing precious in freedom, i very thing
divine and heavenly in our holy Religion.
And this great change is one of the fruits of
Another effect of this discussion is that ii
has ullidcted to us the attention of the world.
The incieased intercourse among the civil
ized nations has introduced a new standard
of national justice and honor the public
sentiment of the world. We feel the force
of the opinions of mankind ; wo recognize
Ihe authority of the conscience of ihe human
race. No people, of any cultivation, can be
wholly regardless of this august tribunal.
No usage of society, no public wrong, no ni
tion.il error or immorality, tint fails under
llio condemnation ol this inexorable Judge,
is likely long to inaintiin itself. Tne citi
zen of. the ulfuiidinu; Suite, in his iiiigraii.ms
and sojoumiiigs, abroad, is marked and rep
robated. He feels ill at ease out of his own
country. He looks back to it with mortifi
cation, and returns to it with a diminished
self-respect. His patriotism is humbled
As the traveller, who leaves the cabin of one
of our western steamboats, at the rising of
the Sun, and emerges into tho air of the ver
dant, fragrant morning, dreams not in what
an atmosphere he has passed tho night, till
hi) returns to it; so the citizen of an incon
sistent, erring, sinning, Republic, bred
amidst the wrongs of bis native land, must
go out from it before ho can see its institu
tions and its character in their Irue light.
The American citizen sees the oppression
practiced and justified in his own country,
most clearly, and feels the shame most keen
ly, as be comes home again from the monar
chies of the Old orld. There is no longer
a country ol Europe, where an American
Republican is secure from reproach. Our
durknevt is made lo shine tiie world over.
Our discussions have discovered our guilt ;
have published our disgrace; have brought
down upon us llio denunciation and reproba
tion of civilized man, every where. 1 take
no pleasure in it as a national dishonor; but
something is to bo expected from it as a na
These discussions have done yet more.
They have brought the Litkuatuke of the
world lo bear upon the institution of Ameri
The instruments of human power are great
ly changed. Armies, forts, arsenals and
ships ol war have ceased lo be the main en
gines ol tiilluence among men. (iovernment
itselt is a secondary agency in human affairs.
The little column of mysterious cluiucLers,
which so puzzled and vexed our childhood
has come to have more weight, in tho histo
ry ol the world, than all Ihu bayonets and
cuoineis ol l-.urope. llio prtss is the pre
dominant element of our civilization. Soci
ety is more directed and moulded by it than
by all other causes. And (he press, in all
lis departments, from the great productions
of Genius down to the tLi.v effusions of fu
gitive thought in .Magazines and newspapers,
is sulistaniialiy free lu Its lone. No work of
original mind, no creation of a lofty philo
sophic or pjeiia i.isptratiou, ever breathes
a slavish spirit ; such a spirit is at war with
the sentiments of true genius in all ages, it
has nothing in it congenial wilh the gener
ous views, tho liberal feelings, the humane,
philanthropic enthusiasm ot a profound and
J he spirit ol Literature, more csneeiullv
christian literature, is free and friendly lo
neeuom. Anil now that the eyo ol tho mas
ter is opened, and his sensibility quickened
by public discussion of the system of Ameri
can Slavery, hecannotstudy a work of mind,
bo cannot read a volume of Poetry, cannot
run over a romance or a novel of the day,
without meeting a contradiction of bis phi
losophy of lit j, or encountering a rebuke for
his inhumanity to man. Ho cannot admire
the pictures of our common nature in Shak
spcare; he cannot bo elevated by tho gran
deur of our destiny and the wonders of our
redemption, in Milton; bo cannot inhale the
sweet breath of love from Cowper, without
being impressed with respect for human na
ture in its lowest estate, and detestation
human slavery in its mildest form.
Were there no book but thn liihlc, it were
itself enough to stitlo the institution of slave
ry. I do not care, if Abraham had servants
born to him in his own house, if Moses re
cognized slavery in his civil code, if cwr
blessed Lord uttered not a word of condem
nation of it, if St. Paul sent back a servant to
his master with nn epistle of commendation ;
still, there is in the Uiblo a deep seated es
sential hostility to every form and degree of
human servitude. Its fundamental doctrines
of the original equality of nil men before
(iod, of a common" redemption by the samo
blood, of a practical experience, of the samo
grace, and a common inheritance of glory in
the same Heaven theso living and glorious
truths of the Gospel tire all so many argu
ments and so many instruments of universal
freedom. They ihat sit down together at tho
communion of the body and blond of Christ,
and converse together, as strangers upon
earth, fellow travellers to the new Jerusalem
in which their common hones all centre, and
to which their weary and anxious feet are
pressing with a common zeal, cani ot bo mas
ter and slave; tliey nr.; all brethren.
Rut where is all this agitation to end '
Why, sir, just where all discussion ends, in
a clearer conviction of truth and a deeper feel
ing of duty in the progress of liberty and
the elevation of man in the advancement of
the happy day, when not a son of God shall
wear a chain upon Ins limbs or loci thn iron
of oppression in his soul.
It will require efforts, earnest efforts, sacri
fices of treasure, and, it may be of blood.
No grat enterprise for humanity is ever ac
complished without them, lint I look to see
men arise equal to the crisis, superior lo nil
dangers, and endowed by (iod for their mis
sion. The Wiekliffes and Luthers, the
Clarksons and Wilberfnrees have not all
lived yet. In a great cause great men arise
and enjoy a charmed life. A Provideuco
protects lliem ; a cloud of Divine Love is a
shield all over them. Tho scales will fall
Iroai mens ey,s; the veil will be rent
from their hearts.
And when once Ibis point is reached
when slavery is seen in its true light, as an
offence to Heaven and an outrage upon man,
as the curse alike ol the oppressed and the
oppressor, there wiii be no great difficulty in
getting rid of it. The herds of human cat
tlo that darken the plains of the south, will
melt away as Ihe flocks that whiten our hills
do, when we have no longer any interest in
Mr. Speaker, I sii.cerely rejoice, that New !
Hampshire is speaking out upon ibis subiect. '
The lime has gone by, when her silence is lo
be accounted consent to the extension, or the
continuanco of negro slavery in these States.
I speak' not as a Whig, nor as a Democrat,
but as a citizen of a free State, as a minister
of the religion of "Liberty; 1 congratulate
tho people of the Slate and of the whole
country, lint the day has come, when a sail
of New I lamps-hire cannot (land up in the
National Legislature, and, sustained by the
voice of Freedom, in the free north, renounce
the doctrine of our Fathers, lli.it all men are
horn equal ; or subscribe to the policy, which
seeks to strengthen the foundations and en
large the dominion of a tyranny, in compari
son with which the oppression of the Ameri
can Colonies was independence. If it were
in my power 1
a my power I would congratulate the poor I
ictim of this oppression himsell. I would
whisper in bis ear the cheering and sustain
ing message, that, in our orisons, his wots
and his wasted hopes are at length re
membered. It would console him under tho
weight of bis weary bondage to know that ho
has new friends among the friends of human
ity new brethren in the free States, who
" remember them that aro in bonds as bound
From the Western Citizen.
Letter from Wm. T. Allan.
GENESEO, June 7th, 1846.
Br. EaJm in ;
Permit me to give a little nr.rrativc by wav
of personal experience. It relates lo some iff
the statutes ot Illinois, and may serve to how
their exceeding bl.irlsne.si.
It is known to inv Iriends generally lint I
came from the South, and ihu my father was
a slaveholJer. It is also known to iiianv
lint at his death he liberated his slaves. Out
of six heirs, live resided in thisstite anein
Alabama. o all consented to tho wil most
heartily; and the negroes (a dozen in nil)
were allowed to choose their place of resi
lience. They chose Illinois, where 'the chil
dren,' as they call us, live. Accordingly,
my brother-in-law, Louis Wyeth, F.q., who
is executor of the will, sent an agent with
them lo Jacksonville, in this state, w here they
now reside, w ith one exception The name !
lhat one is llichaiand, a man fifty years of:
aire. lie has been in nnr fimilv m'.ir cinn I
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my remembrance. He isan mollensive, l.tilh-
lul old man, worthy of all confidence as a
friend and servant. He asked me to let him
ride with mo from Mur-'an co. to Henry. He
wanted to have nioro ol a visit with tne,
whom be had not seen for thirteen years, and
he wanted to see my brother, whom ho had
not seen for ten years. Three weeks ago,
we stopped to spend Ihe Sabbath in Peoria.
On Sunday morning, w hile tho old man was
at work in the stable, he was dragged off by
a ruffian (his natnu is not worth knowing) lo
a magistrate's t llice, and thence to the custo
dy of the sheriff as a runaway slave! My
testimony, as lo the facts, was not admitted,
because, forsooth, I was a party interested !
When tho wise and patriotic. Justice (?) bad
signalized himself by committing the poor
old man to prison, they proceeded to arrest
me on the cbargu of harboring and secreting
a fugitive slave. And the same Justice bound
me over in the penal sum of $.00 to appear
on the first day of Court, to be tried, &c.
Well, 1 appeared accordingly ; and after ten
days, the jury found a hill against me, char
ging niewilh 'the crime of harboring a slave.'
1 gave security, and am now under bonds lo
appear ami be tried next October, under tho
siateto of Illinois, fur the crime of riding in
a buggy wilh a friend ! A summons was al
so served on mil lo nppoar and miswer to Al
fred Todd and the people of Peoria co. for
the sum of ijOO by me unlawfully detained.
They are striving both by civil and criminal
law lo punish me fur that s line worthy cause.
Richmond, the colored I'.inn. is m-.r will.
my brothrr in this place. I sent for a copy
of my father's will, and obtained some other
testimony, which were entirely n nisficiory
lo all candid minds. Dm the sheriff did net
feel authorized to let him go. We theiibro't
nun helore Judge Koerner. bv a writ of habe
as corpus. Hut the judge "decided that he
i ,iii no jurisdiction in the case. Ho s.nd !
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l uuiiNiru niMiny on tne sueriii. e
told him that the evidence, had nlreadv been
presented to the sheriff, and that he dlcltiird
liberating him. JJllt Ihe judge stiil waived
the matter, presuming that the nheiilf would
liberate him. Wc then furnished the siterill
with still further evidence touching Rich
mond's freedom. He hesitated, counselled
witti tho lawyers, and finally let him go with
my brother on condition that hti would hold I
iiiui sunjeci to ins onler, in case any mi ,
should come and prove property, and bo lia- '
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1 It mirrlit ifmiip i.. . i i . . .
J . "o'-"r " iMistijin-iit; ill letting
in gu. 1 uey seemen lernhly alrait tint
the laws of .Habdma might not consent to bis
liberation; and that, possibly, a minor heir,
by and by, might claim a sixth part of the obi
worn-out negro as property. These icoVi'y
considerations were duly appreciated by these
ivna ii ruiifiiie.il. linn 1,1 inora .t I'..,..-., 11 ,
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1 .1 ,1 ,u 8Jy "l "Ki ' sherill,
that he did not put Richmond in jail, but 1
treated him kindly in bis own house.
And now what do all theso things provo? ;
1heyprovelh.it tho black laws of Illinois j
are as wicked and unrighteous as the wretch
that seized old Richmond. Tbesa things
prove that the legislators of IllinoU and all
that sustain them are more tools of the slave
power. They show that slavery has much
lo oo witti us mat Illinois is a mere appen-
dage to slave slates a sort of dependency on
Missouri and Kentucky. There is something
tolerable in a genuine, bona fide slaveholder.
Hut a slaveholder's toil in a northern state, a
sort oi uv)-n.;4ea utoaunouna, m il DarKS on
too ir.ieit oi an oiu negro or ins irienn, a uir-
ty en s-paw, a tlespica.ile iniuion ol tyrants
language can t uescrioe mm. .-snail linn-
ois continue to sustain such a relation to sla
very ? Shall her statute hoof continue lo be
blotted with such foul provisions? Shall an
act of mercy or of common humanity be con-
sidercd and treated as a crime cominiiled
against the ptace and dignity of the pe.ie.b;
of the state of Illinois? 'W'o to tiiem wn.j
decree unrighteous decrees.
I have given you, Mr. K.litnr, a very hiicf
outline of the facts in this cate. Many tho'ts
rush to my mind in relation lo it, but 1 sup
press them, and leavo it to others to mako
Yours in invincible opposition to slavery,
WM. T. ALLAN.
WM. T. ALLAN. Mr. Bebb----Remarkable Progress.
he quoted with nu ardor ol expression l.iat
drew warm plaudits from bishearcis, thecel
of ebrated lines of Cowper,
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On the subjects of Slavery and the Ulack
Laws, Mr. Uebb was just and eloquent.
Whatever we may h ive said in our paper, cal
culated in any way to convey tho impression
that he is not sincerely hostile to the lilacli
I -iwj if wn Ii c-iiil ii n v t Ii i nf nf kind
Ul, t ,ie ,,eJSUro in publicly "retracting
Tru,,f WBllh,Ul ,,,, , ,10 0I11i3si011 ,y Mr.
l!ebh in bis sneech of nnv explicit decl.ira- 1
lion that he was in favor of any measures for !
thn exiiiielion nf slavery, either In the states. I
or in tboso places over which the Federal
Government exercises exclusive jurisdiction: j
we might point to the fact, too, that while
avowing opposition to thn Hlack Laws gen-
erally, be confined himself in bis specific:!-
lions, lo the law relating to testimony, and !
did not even pledge bis party lo the repeal of j
tais law. llut, we do not choose to appear
captions. Mr. Uebb is evidently anxious to i
he lboiiirht mi Hiiii-slaverv man. anil we shall I
net de ly bis claim lo the title. After refer
ring to the ofi-repeati d declaration of his op
ponents, that he would not dare to say in
Southern Ohio what he bail did in Northern,
1 1 is called upon all who heard him, to attend,
while he avowed in Cincinu iti precisely lha
sniic sentiments ho hid uttered on tho lie
serve. '! am opposed to tho l!!aeU Laws
ind in favor of their repeal !" he exclaimed
with strong emiihasis "and yet, 1 daro not
say here what 1 said in the northern part of
Ohio eh?" A bud shout from the crowd
testified that, after all. the nomilar heart an-
predates fair-dealing and independence. Mr,
llubb proceeded to proclaim his utter abhor
rence of slavery, and every form of oppres
sion, in terms that three years aga would have
doomed him to political insignificance; and
1 wouiu not nave a slave lo n;t my sat:, ec:.
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'lc c,'tr''-'t':'1 ol Ker.lacky and
"";.' ;,n.n""ncl" slav.l'rJ' as ,1,v V r'r
"l!l'tlere..e.e, and expressed the be .of
that, it Kentucky would emancipate all her
slaves to-morrow, the increase in ihe pricu of
her land in ono year would more 1 1...1 equal
the present value of her slaves.
lie referred to the case, of poor Jerry Pi.iu
ncy, and indulged in a generous hurst of in
dignation at the possibility that Ariuitagc and
his confederates now in custody might escape
ihe penalty due their crimes, si nply in 011
sequenco of the existence of tho inhuman
law which piohibits colored people from tes
tifyingagainst a whi'ouian. The controver
sy between Ohio and Virginia was alluded lo
in proper terms, thn aggressions of slavery
were exposed, and the necessity of resistance
on the part of the People of Ohio ivas strong
ly insisted upon. Whether elected or not,
ho pledged himself to devote bis energies to
the cause of Human Liberty and the rights of
tho free Stales.
Some of the Whigs present, he said, might
be startled at these bold avow als they might
bavo wished hi ill to be mare measured, more
careful 111 ihe expression of his sentiments
but h claimed the right to utter all bis opin
ions lieely bn was not under the control ol
any man or cluitie he would
vote of any man, unless on an open
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then at least he would have ihn consolation
of going dow n w i'h his own self-resjucl.
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not ask the
er 'than sup-
'I", " in. ,M n, e an lienee w hich, during the
diseu sion of tao ordinary pirty-t, .pics bad
ll,0n V. became entlim i istic while he
was i . lues.i sentiments. Ilistieel
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" ag.rssi,in. Ills calls poi the
w wiiiow inami.:n t 'eir nolt'u. timl
ins it enunciations ol tho If a?h l.u
Itudiy applauded. t in. Jhrai!
Twenty-first Chapter of the First Beck
t. ' And it ca'ne to pass, nfier these things
that Parities of Mexico, coiiietimos called
Naboth the .fesreelite, bad a vineyard lyino
between the. Nueces end the Rio Grintle.
snni 'times said to be in Jesreel, bard by the
Palace of .lames K. Polk, rub r ol" the I'ni-
let! Mates, soiuetiiiuy called Ahab, Kin
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itn.i t out spi kp unto i',;retie
t .1 1
I, ive a
v'liu lite my vi.iev.ua, inn 1 may
1 em Mil and keen niv si. ivei-
antl 1 will give f nc money fir it.
.1. And P. ;,e . called Nab said un
to folk, 1 he L k.I lorliid it me, tint I
gno the inheritance of
.1 1...1 t .11. . 1 1 .
, ' me lino 111s 1: ;use heavy
I. And To
ami tiispteaseti. beciust- of thn word which
Parades tbo Mexicmite had spoken un
him; for be said I will not o-ive thco the
inhe.it anco of my fathers. Vntl he hid
him down upon his bed, and would eit'iio
5. Ii tit Slavery. Ronptlmm eil'ed J-z-'iel
his wife, whom be greatly loved, 'came to biin
and said, Whv is thy spirit so sad. tint thou
ei'.est no bread 1 ' ' ' '
ti. And ho ni l. Recm.-ol
si., J,ec in.-o I s;.t:l;c.
es the r.i::x'iMi,ii,. n,-,.i
ii.ii, i,ivo mo my vi.iov.ird I or men. y ; and
he answered, I will not give thee u.y vine-
J I tl .
j i. Alio .-slavery. Ins wife, said ur.to hi.n,
uost inou now govern the pennle of the 1'
nitnU Males ! Arise, ami ,.,t bread, and let
; mine Heart he nierrv ; 1 will give thee llie
vimu-i.rl of Pan-ties the Move f.ii- ,
D. So s.'io wrote Ieiteis thr,.:i"h
.Secretary of War. in Pull;' enne
ed t.h 'm ah i,js seal, and sent
m..e :ie e.i;ain iielers nf thn Ar.nv ii... t
"" ;,; -sand tho Navy, dwelling ia ihu
region oi Parades.
'J. And he wrote in the le!t rs sayin",
.Move the Army of Il.e L' cited S;,ites lo the
Rio Grande, and tAe possession of this
vineyard, and blockade the month of the. llio
umnitc, and if the Army or the people of
.Mexico oppose your progress cr attempt lo
protect themselves, y0 shjll bear witness
a gainst them saying. They re the agirrcssors
ami first commence! the war.iml ihen
shall put them 1 1 death.
10. And llio men of tin! vicinity, even the
comuiatuh rs of the Army and Navy, did as
Slavery bad sent unto them.
11. They tool; possession of the vine
yard, and placed their army on the Kin
Grande opposite M atamor.'.3 and blockaded
li. And there camo in children of Itelian,
0M 01 '"' I'resl.lent ol the I nileil
huUoa' he inen t f ll.iii.il witnessed
"S "ties, la me presence ol l.ongri :s
and tho pconlc. savin-r Parades first mail
war upon us; and then they attacked the ar
mies of Mexico, and ov. icaiiiu them Willi
great si nighter.
13. Then they sent to Slavery, saying,
Mexico is overcome.
M. And it :imy t j r iss. when Slavery
hear-i that Mexico tviis . vercuine. tint she
w 1 uiK- m"
vineyard of Parades lin
possession of tho
bo refused in give thee: for he is overcome.
L5. And it ci'.ne ti pass, when i'oilt
beaid Ihet .Mexiej was overcume, thai ha
rose up t'i go down to the vineyard of Part
ties the Maxie liiite, to t.,ke possession of it.
Id. And the wi ;d of the L ml camo un
to Joshua, the Represent. itive in Cmwrcss
Irani A ill i ih ii lit, whooo sum f.ne is (ItJJiug-,
17. Arise, g i dew n to Poll;, ruler of lie
people in til j Unite.! Slat is : behold he is ill
lllR vineyarl ol i'are.Ies, whtlla-r ho has
S"'"- "''" 1 P" '
Id. And t'lou shall spenlf unto him sav
ing. Thus sahli the Lord, 1 last thou killed
and also t. k 'n possession ? And thou shall
s,):i!,- unto him, siying, Thus siilh tho Lord,
place where the dogs licked the blood
'! '.-i. a.is, shall dogs lick lliy blood,
Ve IV'i aiid t Joshua, Hast thou
i tunic ene.itv i And lie answer-
,, j i .,., ..
' ,', , ,
s .1 1 ihysel
ha.-o found thee: because thou hast
1 thyself to work evil in the sight of the
Id I will brill" evil unnn thee
n.l will lake away thy posterity, and will
ct't off from time thy 111 do children and blot
out thy name from liieearlb.
Jl. An 1 w ill 111 il.o thy bouse ties.- late for
the provocation wherewith thou bast provok
ed 1110, t.) auger, and nude the Coiled States
And ( f Slavery, cnlle I Jezebel, also
spoke ihe Lur.l, saiog, the degs shall cat
r-lavt.-y by the bulks of the Ku Grande.
21!. Him thai t!i ill of s'u.'ehohlers in the
city, the tloos shall eat and him that tlletli in
the field shall the f.e.ils of the air eat.
SI. Hut ll-.ere was none like unto Poili.
which did sell himself to work wickedness
in the sioht of l!:e Lord, whom Slavery, his
wife, stirrej up." 7Vite Democrat.
A Scene of Anguish.
A correspondent of the Christian Advocate
and Journal, travelling in l.oui-M inn, gives
the lollow-tng aceoun olascenea Raymond.
near leksburg, such as are, alas ! far too
common south of us:
it is the practice her" for Ihe Sheriff to sell
P"Pt'rly " "'I'ioh executions have been lev
ien '" ,roat ' ,,,c ''"rt House, on tho
lir1l ' iy "' M's-,'"lli 1 ,rie Coii't, and the
n.f.eii:, hi uie evun.y III en ,,i inilliocts gci
trallv assem do nn th it dav
property 10 bo Suhl on this.
(y?J.'llt remittnnm to be marie, ana' all letterf
relating to the prniniary affairs nf tin paper,
lo he. uii'tfrcvtil (post paid) to the Gtr.cral
.h'tnt. ('mnnimiicati'nns intemlrd for inter'
liunlnheaddrrxsid lo the Editors.
07-Tcrms: l,.r0 per annum, or CI,? 5
(invariably reruired) it not piiltl within six
months ot the lime ol fiubtt riliirg.
Advertisements making less than a square
inserted three times for 75 cents: olio
s'jua c & !.
J. H. Painter, Printer.
pome twenty or thirty men, women, ami chil
dren, taken in satisfaction of execution by
the She 'iff, und I saw the effects of slavery
mi a nei form, A Voung woman Was first
pla-ed upon the bench, in tho midst of tho
u .1 i ... i ... i . . . i
uitsaiu, mciicsi ana neat in net
oppearance, anil recommended ns a good
bouse servant, and sold fur &dOO; and anoth
er, in a condition which ought to bavo pro
vented her exposure, was presented lo the
lllllllif. lrj?v nr.. I a.l.l r.l... U.. . n
r " H ' d.i.i iiijutlk IIIU etllllV
, "" A man iihout forty Tears of age. des-
crihed ns an excellent blacksmith, well skill-
eil in his trade, was then sold : and immedi
ately niter him, his wife and three little chil
dren were placed upon tho stand, and a
scene of tno-it painful interest ensued.
Finding the person wli.j hail become bis pur
chaser, be urgetl him, with ihe most anxious
solicitude, to buy his family ; and as Ihe b:ds
f r his wife ami children were received suc
cessively from different persons by the Shcr
i.f, anil il.e chances tf a separation seemed to
c . nut. -nance indicated
ni.art swelling wi::i j 1:11111 emotioin; and .-.s
if be cm!,! not endure the probable file
which awaited him, he agnin spoke to his
new mailer, recounting the Valuable quali
ties t.f his will-. Tiie bitls already many br
others wire reginled excessive, mid his
purchaser refusing to raise upon the sum of'
f. red, the fatal words, " three times g no,"'
announced hi- separation from the objects of
Ivs affection, by lluir becoming llu propenv
of another! As they came down from tho
stand, bo advanced to his wife with a down
cast look, and r marker!, "Well Sally, wo
are panted!" which at once drew tears
from her eyes. Seeing iheiv feedings, iho
purchaser of the man a gentleman 01 high
character, tin 1 who-c bid was ma ! without
a kno.vledga lii ,t ,e had a family immedi
ately announced to the Sheriff his wia'a to
relii,.ui:,h lna purchase, a.n-igiiing as a reas
on, his unwillingness to he. l!ie means t.f sep
arating ihe men I'mea his f.niily, and r i...a
ing tnt tin. 1 1 v i.-.vner t.f the woman and
chil.lf, 11 v.f...-! on- a ? -oi. I s:.le, btcoino
liispiir-h.se.-. II- was again put upon iho
stand, but t. t o w ere those pre .em in whoso
hearts there was no syn.p.it.'iy fir severed af-fe.-ti.
nis-, to the sacrifice of the chance of a fa
v.ralile jiureha.se ol'a rabn.ble blacksmith,
and lie' re-sale only inflicted new pangs in
the l is-. 111 of tlij.; family, hy th" revival ami
dis ippoiiitmi lit of new hopes. He was a
gain slrt.ek oil' as iho purchase of another.
A weni in. with two little children, ono an
infant in lo r arms, w ere then sold ; and two
other children of the same mother, a little
boy and a little girl were sold separately, n
loiJ the affecting cries of the molher, at tho
thou ghl t'f.-p-irling with lit r children! A lit
tle girl, ut thirteen years old, and nearly
as w l iteas any one present, was then placpll
upon Ihe platform., and struck oil" to the
highest bidder at .jjO. Tho sale continued
till these human beings were all Sold to sat
isfy the demands of execution creditors. Let
it not be supposed that these consequences of
existing laws find approbation among the vir
tuous and respectable part of this community,
l'..r it is in. t so. In spe iking of ibis scei'10
with the freedom of an independent citizen. I
found my own feelings painful, in t lo say in
I'.ign ml, at'.l lo b ia uoi ; :n w i',!i those if ev
ery nt'ier i : pp. ct ,'i'.e eontl: i,i c.. In ihe spir
it ef .10 Auieii.-an fivo'-.i'ti la c 'rislian,
1 could have a J Ire:. .:! the m; ictubled r u.lt:
t lde in cnii.ieuiiiaiion of the causes of s;.ch
r-sii'iiu, wilh t'ao cui'n.-ur.TiiCe if ninc-'ei Ihs of
all present. Although the law s-iia-ii .n.i it,
public sentiment condcins the separation c f
fitnilies, and it is only ir.'-n of loose or prit
lig ate elnracters lint will be tho occasion, tf
The following Preamble and Resolution
were adopted by Ihe House of Representa
tives in New Hampshire, on the i.'d tilt., li e
Preamble by it vote of 130 to Ul, and ll,&
JfV.ri-iM, the, government of llio United
Slates, by the annexation of a fireign mtiou
and by 1 ins admission of Iho Stain of Tevas
with a Coustiiutitin that in licet 111 ikes Sla
very perpetual therein, have placed us in n
people before the World in the false attitude
of supporters anil defenders of a system of
oppression odious to evry friend ol liberty
and ahhorrenl t ) every principle of humanity
and religion; and w hereas, the constant, pro
gressive, ami increasing encroachments of
tho slave power have becomo so formidable
and imperious, that forbearance ceases lo bo
a virtue, and lo bn silent is to be false to tbo
great intvrcsts ol Liberty ; therefore,
Resolved, by ihe Senate and House of
Representatives, in General Court convened,
That New Hampshire solemnly and deliber
ately announces and reilerates her abiding
and unchanging adherence lo the great prin
ciples of llio declaration of our Revolutionary
Fathers, that ' All men are created equal,' re
asserted in llio first article of the Hill of
Rights of our own constitution: lhat she de
clares her firm determination that, in lbs
great contest now being waged between Sla-
I v. ry an I Freedom, her voice shall be heard
' on the side of ihe Free ; that she pledges her
j cordial sympathy, and, within the means of
j her enitwtituiioiMl action, her co-operation
j with the liiends of civil liberty throughout
I lint I mil, in every just and well-directed ef
j fort, for the suppression and extermination nf
I that terrible scourge of our race, Human Sla
HaVK NOTIIINIi 10 Do WITH SECTARIANISM.
It is an unmitigated nuisance, powerful only
for mischief, and should only be treated us
one of the most malignant enemies of the
bunion race. Lug-ige in it and vuiirsoul will
,1 11,, !..,.., 1. ;. . ' 1. .
llol. lltl ,,, e(J b , f
, llor .1.. Ufl. 1 t,.,. ',,,; ,.0r, ,, "
evil and noihing but evil, and that continual
ly. Iieneatli its protecting shade every pop
ular Bin in iho hud finds it surest protection.
It f an nothing anil loves nothins? but mi-
1 inerie.il power, and always considers might
1 superior to right. Shun it llirrt fore as a dau
1 remiis machine, which is utterly t'eslruclive
j , f ,m.in rights. rffinn freeman.