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From the New York Tribune.
A Fugitive Slave Case.
ST. CATHARINES, Tuesday, July 6, 1852.
Da srk , I take the liberty to address to
you a few line respecting a very Interesting
of escape from the great Southern Sodom
(New Orleans). On Friday morning last, a
fine appearing colored girl, atmost white, waa
broughtlo my house by two colored men from
Chippewa. She la only In the 14th year of
her age, but had been aold four times. From
what I ean gather from her, her mother is a
lars In New Orleans, having two sons and two
daughters, besides this girl, all the children of
wealthy banker In the slave-breeding State of
Virginia. Her father had occasionally aent
money to her mother at New Orleans. $50 at
a time. It was the lot or the girl (Mary Elis i
beth), to be aold some years ainoe to a slave
holder, by name of C , who died at New
Orleans about two years sgo, and made provi
alon by will for the freedom of his slaves, fifty
In number, on condition that they should be
carried Into Free State. They were kept In
bondage in spite of the will. I think tinder
the pretext that there was no mesns of paying
for their transportation. Mary's mother was
enabled to keop the child with her, by paying $0
per month for that privilege. A Southctn, by
name of C , was eoming to the North,
and took the girl in charge, Iq the ebtenso of
her mother, little more than two weeks sgo,
and brought her on to wait on his daughter.
On their way from Cleveland to Buffalo, by
atcanier, her condition waa ascertained, I think,
by the chambermaid, who with othcrt.contrivcd
to transfer the child to the British steamer Em
erald, in Buffalo harbour. She came concealed
to Chippewa. The maator was immediately
thore after her, and a lawyer with him from
Buffalo. He tried to claim her on tho ground
that she was free girl, and that ho was pledg
ed to deliver her in New York, where sho wss
soon to join tho other emancipated slarcs from
New Orleans, who wero be to shipped around.
This kind of reasoning would not take ; there
waa great excitement about the case in Chippe
wa. The eolouicd people took her in charge,
determined that aha should havo freedom in
Canada, without going to New York for it ; so
the claimant and his lawyer had to go back
The claimant then began to ofler money for
the delivery of tho girl on the New York sido
of the river $600 $1,000, fcc. Thus for he
has failed. The girl is hero In my family,
cheerful and contented but her escape has
caused very great excitement.
Y'csterdsy morning I received message by
telegraph from Chippewa, warning us against
the trap of the alavs-huntor, who, It is feared,
has one or more ooloured persons bribed ovor
In his favour.
Laat evening a coloured woman from Chippe
wa called to see Mary. She was very full of
good will, and had to report that tho girl's
clothes hsd boen sent on nr her, but that it
was necessary for ler to go to Chippowa to get
them. I asked her why she did not bring the
clothes with her questioned her and cross ques
tioned her, and made her contradict herself in
several particulars. I wua satisfied that she
was here for for no good. Others aro doubtless
lurking about under the influonce of bribery.
The poor girl shall be protected and educated
in a free country, and not be subject to specu
lation and prostitution by white-skinned, but
black-hearted knaves and villians from the
South. Faithfully and truly yours.
P. 8. While writing the above letter, the
coloured woman from Chippewa called again,
and in vain asked to ace tho girl, begging my
wifo to let her take a walk with her this even
inc. Clod forbid 1 She shall bo in no such
company. I should have said that tho South
erner waa heard to ssy ho hsd paid $500 for
her, and that she would be worth a $1,000
to him, on getting back to New Orleans, u. w.
Change of Position.
' The men forming tire Gen. Conf. or 1853,
among us at the north ore judged of as oc
cupying a less onti-sluvery position than in
years gone by. And to uro they esteemed
by their old associates ot the south. The
facta nnmed form rather a singular specta
cle. The snme mnn, leading off the same
party of ministers, in precisely opposite
directions. Trut Wultyan.
" We give, this week, the cloning scene of
tho General Conference, North, ns copied
from their owu official rewirts. It ie reully
amusing, and at the same lime, mortifying to
human nature, to aee how men are Ibiced
to change their position. J. A. Collins, who,
in 1844, prosecuted Harding because his
wife had two or three old lumily servants,
and waged war on Bishop Andrews, because
of hia nominal connection with aluvury; hi
1852, ia found funding off the blows ot New
England, and contending that the Methodist
Church should take into her bosom slaves,
slaveholders all: because they were.better
ed by their connection with the church.
Poor Baltimore, who in 1844 fought against
slave-holders, ia found in 1852, defending
slave-holders and their rights and priviligcs
aa members of the Methodist Episcopal
Church. And J. A. Collins was tho prom
inent leader in both cosea." MiihviUt C.
A Hunoarian's Recko.niro. Nnpoleon,
m his Italian successes, took on Hungarian
baltullion prisoners. The colonel, an old
man, complained bitterly of the French
mode of righting by rapid and desultory at
tacks on tlie Bauka, the rears, the lines of
communication, ftte., concluding by saying,
M that lie had fought ia tlie army of Maria
Theresa." " You must be old ? " aold Napo
leon. Yea I am tilher aixty or seventy,"
Why, colonel you have certainly lived long
enough to know bow to count years a little
more closely ! " General," said the Hun-
irarian, " I reckon my shirts, and my horses ;
but as tor my years, I know llmt nobody uill
want to ettal them, ad that j thnlt never loot
mt a them!
$I)C nti-Slaucrn Bugle.
WB?B!f OOD OOMHAKDS TO TAXI TUB TRVKFBT
ARB BLOW DOLOROUS On A. 1ARRINO BLAST, IT
LIBS MOT IN MAN'S WILL WHAT KB SHALL SAT OB
WHAT KB SHALL OOHCBAIk UiUon.
SALEM, OHIO, JULY 81, 1862.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE meets August 1st.
Colonization in New Brighton.
A challenge from colonizetiontsts for the dis
cussion of their principles, Is something that has
been unheard of In thoao latter days. But such
a thing ha votitably hsppenod. How, sud with
whst result, we will proceed to relate
Tho Rev. It R, Qurlcy, and the Rsv. Mr.
Quadc, agent of the Pa. colonization society,
were in New Brighton, on Monday evening of
last week, in furtherance of the colonization
scheme. After a lecture by Mr. Ourley, who
is tho older, and wo suppose the better soldier
in the csuae, three resolutions were presented
for adoption by the audience. One affirming
the " comprehensive benevolence of tha coloni
zation scheme ;" another declaring it worthy of
support for the benefits it confcrs.on the inhab
itants of America and Africa, both white and
black j and the third, warmly approving of Mr.
Stanley's plan, now before Congress, compelling
tho states to appropriate the unpaid Inatallinont
of tho aurplus revonue, when it shall be re
ceived, to the traniportation of the blacks, or to
forfeit the same. To these resolutions some of
tho citizens, urged objections. Their coloniza
tion neighbors, strong in the conviction that
their champion, renowned in both hemispheres
for his colonization triumphs, could very easily
and successfully dispose of sll opposition, chal
lenged a discussion of the resolutions. It wss
accepted, and Wednesday evening appointed
for tho meeting. At the request of soversl
friends in New Brighton, we attended.
A quick and pleasant trip we had to this beau
tiful and quiet village. How much the pleasure
of the ride was marred by trepidation at the
thought of meeting two reverend champions,
one tho Goliah ol colonization, shall remain un
told. It is enough for our roadcrs to know that
we survived our apprehensions, and also tho
first speech of Mr. Qurlcy, which so fur restored
our equinimity, as to enable us to occupy our
si lotted half hour.
Mr. Qurlcy's speech was dovotod mainly to
an argument, to prove colonisation the true
remedy for slavery, interspersed with such
beautiful eulogies of tho scheme, ss the savior
of Africa, as he only knows how to make.
In reply, we endeavored to show, that so far
from being a scheme of u comprehensive benev
olence," it wss one of selfishness. A conspiracy
against the defenceless, conooirod and cxecu'.ed
by tho conjunction of slavory, prejudice and
hatred. That granting all it claimed for itself
in behalf of tho emigrants and of Africa, still it
was only worthy of our condemnation. For
if it had chistiariacd and civilised a portion of
Africa, it had done it by preaching Anti-christ
and establishing barbarism in America. If it
had stopped the slave trade in Africa, it had
done it by becoming tho partner of slavo trading
and by aiding in extending the traffic in Amer
ica. If it had improved the condition of tho less
than soven thousand it had transported in 35
years, it hsd dono it by sinking in more hope
leu desolation, the three million of slaves at
home; and by slandering and degrading the
thousands of frco colored peoplo in tho laud.
Mr. Curlcy replied to the charge that coloni
sation originated with slave holders, by the da
duration that it owed its existence to Granvillo
Sharp and other distinguished Abolitionists in
Great Britain and America ; and then re-pro
sentcd his beautiful vision of Africa cvcngcl
Mr. Geo. McElhenny, ascnsiblo, true hearted
Pennsylvania farmer, very clearly exposed tho
relation of the colonization schema with tho
prrjudieo of the frco states, and its anti-chris
tiunity and wickedness.
Mr. Qurlcy in his reply, not occupying his at
totted time, Dr. Clark of New Brighton finished
out, with a eulogy of Henry Clay, proving we
presume to the satisfaction of all the whigs.that
through his whole life, ho had been the friend
Of gradual emancipation. Appended to this
eulogy was something quite the opposite, applied
to us, for not having treated tho great colonizs
tionist and com promisor with due respect.
In substantiating the charges previously msdc,
we read from the last annual report of the Col
onization Society, extracts of speeches by Hon
Mr. Stanton of Tenn., and Rov. Mr. Slaughter of
Vs. The atrocity of tho sentiments avowed by
theso distinguished colonizatlonista, evidently
wss thought not to bo the thing for a New
Brighton audionco, however well adapted to
one at Washington. And tho chairman of the
meeting, B. R. Bradford, Eq., very gently
hinted that our roading might not bo in ordor
but finally permitted it to proceed. Presently,
the Rev. Qusdo came to tho rescue, with sn ap
peal to the chair to stop the reading as out of
order. Tho chair very promptly responded with
the decision, that as the affirmative had present
cd no documentary proof of tho correctness of
their petitions, it was not In order for the negs
tivo to present sny, and the reading must cease.
We submitted with most exemplary meekness,
knowing that tho necessity for this gag would
bo well understood by tho audience.
To this succeeded for a few minutes, a specl
men of free meeting. The friends present from
both sides, uttering what they deemed appro.
priate. And tha one not exactly waiting for
tho other, in all cases. The chairman, on the
suggestion of one of the colonizatlonista finally
changed the record, by assigning aa tha reason
for his decision, tho irrelovancy of tha quota
tions; and finally, without any repudiation of
his decision, inrited us to proceed which we
MI.I tl.niiti nnfr m-ltls... .Am. r.,rlliAV tnnMtl.
ncnt interruption from priest Quads.
Mr. Qurley followed, and closed by recount
ing his successful encounters with Mr. Blanch
ard at Cincinnati, and 8. J. May and George
Thompson in Boston. But the crowning glory
of his ehsmpionship, seemed to be a contest with
Rev, John Scoble, of London, In which,' after
vanquishing and causing the flight of that wor
thy, he night after night, triumphantly vindica
ted tha colonization scheme, as wss overwhelm
ingly manifest, by the unanimous vote of the
large and Intelligent audience at hia olose. All
of which seemed very clearly to ssy I Now you,
the good people of Now Brighton, will not sure
ly refuse to pass those resolutions, aftor I have
advocated them. I, the Rov. Ralph Randolph
Gurley J who by my eloquence and my logic,
brought the intelligent philanthropy of a Lon
don audience, to recognize tha bencvohnce of
Tho resolutions were then put, and notwith
standing this vory touching appeal, on the di
vision on the first resolution, only fourteen, all
told, were found to be in its favor; the remain
ing part of the audience rising very promptly In
The Colonizatlonista consoled themselves,
howevor, with tho reflection, that their friends
had left the audience before tho voto was taken,
and by assuring us that they intended to form
a colonization sooiety and thon they could pass
the resolutions themselves. Tho Rev. Mr.
Quade also proposed an attempt to raise funds
for the society, and this was also assigned to
the colonization society that it to be. Contribu
tion! of material aid, we venture to ssy, will
he quite limited at Now Brighton, even when
their colonization society shall get fully under
way. An ovent yet considerably in the future
Since writing the above wo havo seen an ac
count of tho meeting in tho Pittsburgh Gazette,
in which it is stated that tho challenge camo
from tho abolitionists. Wo can only ssy thst
wo wero informed otherwise
As this writers object is to glorify Mr.Gurlcy,
and make the best of the matter, ho very appro
priately omits all reference to tho troublesome
documonts, and the action connected therewith.
For the benefit of tho New Brighton coloniza
tionists we Insert his two closing paragraphs.
Hero they are
" The vote wos then taken upon the reso
lutions, which were rejected by n arnall mniori-
ty. In justice to the citizens of New Bi'ljrii
ton, it should be stilted that, though the dis
cussion began and wua carried on for some
hours before a crowded audience, in conse
quence of the Idleness of the hour to which
it was protruded, there were about a score
of persons present at the pulling of the ques
tion to the meeting, and thnt the moiety of
these were 'Spiritual Rupiiers,' 'Wotnun's
Kighta Men, ami disciples ol the other stan
dard humbugs of the age. It was a source
ot gratitirution, also, thai alter adjournment,
aeverul persona who up to that time had been
cuusisleut members ot the Abolition Tarty,
came lorwunl nud prolessed themselves per
fectly convinced ot the superior policy and
philanthropy ot Colonization.
" Mr.Gurloy leuves soon for the Eust, hav
ing earned the respect of ull who have heard
his addresses, nud the congratulations and
kind wishes of every friend of African Colo
nization." We will jutt add that tho audience was neither
as crowded during tho discussion, nor as much
diminished at ita close as this writer represents,
and that the majority, by which the resolutions
were rejected wss such, that tho chairman did
not think proper to announce tho number,
though he had announced the fourteen in their
favor. II it mitigates at all the mortification of
this writer at tho result of the meeting, to think
thst it was brought about by a handful of spirit
rappers and other victims of "standard hum
bugr," we would by no means spoil his conso
lation. But we are anxious to know, whethor
tho new converts mentioned, were counted with
tho 14 ; whether their conversion occurred after
the vote, or whether they aro of that number
who ran away without voting. We would also
suggest the propriety of publishing their names,
that the colonization society may hare tha full
weight of their Influence.
Attendants upon tho Anniversary, who travel
by the Pennsylvania and Ohio or the Clovcland
and Pittsburgh Rail Road will be carried for
one half the ordinary faro. That is, they will
psy full price going end be returned free. On
purchasing their tickets they should montion
the fact that they aro going to the Convention.
Thanks to W. for urging upon the friends
in Michigan on attendanuu upon our anni
versary. All the friends In Ohio will rejoice
to welcomo our brethren and sisters from
Michigan. Let all who can be with us, not
only from Michigan but from Ohio and In
diana. Snle:n is on the Fennsylvauiu and
Ohio Railroad, and ot the reduced rates of
fure both on it and the Cleveland and Pitts
burgh road it will cost but $3,10 from
Cleveland to Sulom, going and returning.
Naw Railroad. As one of tha stockhold
ers in the Under Ground Railrosd Company,
we proposed to Rev. R. R. Gurley, at New
Brighton the other day, a connection of our
line with the Libeiia Packets, for the benefit of
those who chose to emigrate to Africa. Ws
are not ablo to ropurt a favorable answer from
thia distinguished agent of emigration, but as
he msdu no reply, we presume he has it under
Fx SB Soil Corvbxtiom. The Free Boilers of
this Congressional Distriot held a convention at
Wellsville on tha 23d inst. Delegates were sp.
pointed to the Pittsburgh Convention who were
Instructed to vote tor John P. Halo and Samuel
Lewis. Jacob Heaton of Columbiana, Thomas
Moore of Carroll, and Judge Lee of Harrison,
were appointed delegates.
Notes from the Lecturing Field.
This is a glorious country. How magnani
mous Its people, How free its institutions.
Trslned as we are to the love of liberty our sym
pathies are ever gushing towards the king ridden
end priest ridden masses of less favored lands.
Neither do we hide our light under a bushel,
but set it on a candlestick that the benightened
may see it and be blessed. Especially do we
trim our lamp or snuffour candle on the glorma
fourth, the day on which the despot's candle
went out, and freedoms lamp wss lit. One of
two things seems certain, either the people have
a very large measure of freedom or they make
much, very much of what they have got, bo it
ever so little. Some people hsve tho fuculty of
doing quito a largo business on very small capi
tal, while some make quito a stir and show with
fictitious capital alone. The latter 1 am inclined
to think ia the condition of this country. From
the number of persons employed on tho fourth'
to set forth the articlo of liberty as possessed by
us ss a peoplo, ono would think the quantity to
be very great and the quality to bo remarkably
good. In fact, if all that was said on that mem
orable day waa written in a book the world
would scarcely contain it; and yet amid the
whole, millions of bondmen toil in hopeless
sgony. Slavo mothes shriek in painful dismay,
while the great political parlies sgrce to smother
their voices and drown their agonies in their
maddened shouts for Liberty end Union. Father
forgive snd save them.
An incident occurred on the evening preceding
tho day on which the nation celebrates its birth,
which shows what a mockery, to some, such a
celebration must be. I had some timo before
engagod to speak on tho third and fourth in
Pcnn. and aa myself and wifo were on our road
there wo staid all night at tho houso of a friend.
About dark an anti-sluvcry brother came in to
get a team to take a man and his wife to Jeffer
son. Wo soon found that they wero Virginians
of sable complexion who wero straining evciy
nerve to cscapo from this land of liberty, to one
of monarchial rule, where they might rest from
their fears, being safe. Of course a team was
soon provided, all hands readily aiding the
glorious work. AU socmcd to bar o " conquered
their prejudices" and went to work with " alac
rity." Ono who himself had long felt the gall
ing yoke went to tho Hold for tho horses, others
fixed the box on tho wagon while the women in
the houso took up a collection for tho fugitivca,
who were again apecdily under good headway.
I accompanied tho friend abovo mentioned in his
midnight journey, and a sad yet happy timo wo
had, aad to think that at that very time in Jef
ferson and hundreds of other places balls were
being held in commemoration of freedom, and
within sound of the music and under cover of
the night in old Ashtabula, American mon and
women were trembling Test the bloodhounds of
slavery should, from within sight of Canada,
drag them back to the hell from whenco they
had escaped happy, becauso thero was a pros
pect that two of God's children and our follows
wero soon to bo frco from thoir master.
This poor old couple had served their wholo
lives under tho galling lash. For three score
years they had endured sll the incidents of chat
tlciam. But they could enduro no moro. Qod
had blessed them in his love with seven children
fond and dear. Ono by one the relentless grasp
of slavery tore them away until not ono was left.
" Gono, gone, sold snd gone
To tho rice swamp dank and lone."
AU this continued series of sggressions upon
the patornal foclings, they had borne. At laat
the mother and wife in hor old ago is to be sold
to satisfy the monsters demand. This was too
much. They fled to the swamps and woods,
and finally after toils and dangers untold they
had reach od the border county. Crippled and
aged they ardently desired to reach a land where
they could die free. I will mention that tho
friend who took them on their journey is a Jus
tice of the Poace as also a mombor of the Freo
Will Baptist Church. We took them to tho
house of a government officer to whoso hoapi.
tality they wero heartily welcome, could they
have been Induced to atay. I told my friend
that I waa glad to see office holdcis setting at
nought their political obligations, trampling con
stitutions and laws benoath their feet at tho de
mand of humanity.
" Man is more than constitutions, better rot bo-
neath the aod,
Than be truo to Church and State, and doubly
false to God."
Tho young mon at the ball contributed some
thrco dollars for their aid, and they went on
their way rejoicing; what a commentary on tho
next days proceedings. I held two good meet
ings in Penn. in the neighborhood of Lincsvillo.
Where I found Mr. Sclby had been tho week
before doing good service On the following
Tuesday I started for Modina county, to keep
somo engagements alluded to in a former articlo.
On Sunday tho 1 1th spoke in Hinkloy twice, to
the lsrgcst congregations I ever ssw there, ex
cept the grove convention two years sgo. A
large barn was fitted up as a sanotuary and thore
amid tho smiles of heaven we plead tho cause of
our enslaved country men. I trust many hearts
On Tuesday we hsd ono of tha heaviest rain
storms I ever ssw, this prevented our meeting
that evening. On Thursday evpnlng I spoke
at a place callod Sodom, to a deeply attentivo
congregation. A fow Domocrat who believe
in equality, and at the same time believe as
strongly that slavery will be perpetual were
rather excite! at what was ssid about the gov
ernment, but although It was the first lecture of
the kind in the plsce the seed sown was not in
Yesterday (Sunday) I bad two meotir.gs ap
pointed at Bonnett's oorners, so had tho Univer
salists. But the minister, Mr. Binns, cheerfully
shortened bis morning service and gave up his
afternoon one so that I might have time to ad
dress (he people. There was a largo attendance,
and a blessed time we had.
. Would that all ministers thus acted. Thon
would our opposition to that class necessarily
cease, the religion of Jesus be saved from oppro- J
brlum, and the slave have hopo in his redemp
tion. Yours, . W.
Rumors of War.
Some of the newspapers aro talking valiantly
about going to war with Great Britain for tho
aake of catching cod fish within the Bay of
Fundy and certain other waters from which j
Greet Britain claims the right to exclude our
fishermen. From what we can learn of the
case, the British Govcnrnmcnt would seem to
be unjustiflablo In her course. But we are per
fectly suro it will bo adjusted, if adjusted at
all, without artillery or bayonets. Northern
fishing, in this country, is altogether of secon
dary Importance to southern man hunting.
This latter sport is nf too dclicste a nature to
risk the results of a fight with Great Britain.
So that the north may as well make up her
mind to do without codfish, or buy them of the
isrttisn.unicss sno can amicably settle this little
quarrel. The south will be quito as ready to
regulato the diet of her northern, as her south
ern slaves. And now thst tho former hsve
proved themselves such admirablo gudgeons aa
to awallow the nlatfnrma. It tnnv Ka thnmrht a
good timo if necessity requires, to cut off tho
supply of codfish.
At all ovents, there is perfect safety in any
amount of bluster in which the patriots may
choose to indulge. They will not bo called up
on to prove thoir courage, by performing their
Ridiculous and Wicked.
The True Wesleyan recently stated thnt
some of tho ministers of llio Methodist Epis
copul Church in California, were slave hold
ers. Tho InHt No. reports of these ministers,
1 1 in t they have informed the world through
the California Advocate that their wives
brought them tlie slaves they own, but that
arrangements are mndo to send them ull oft'
to Liberia. How ridiculous and wicked such
exhibitions of prejudice. With emigrants
arriving from all quarters by the 10,000 per
month, and room yet for millions, these pious
souls must expel their fellow beings from
their territory because of their complexion.
And tliey will probably claim any amount of
diMiitcrcstedneMi mid nuti slavery in the set.
So blind is the Methodist church thnt it will
grant their claim without thought of d.mnir.
The meeting which wo announced last week
for Mr. Pillsbury to bo held in Bainbridge,
Ooauga co,, on the 8th of Auguat, Kill take pliie
at Solon, instead of Bainbridge. The timo re
To Friends of the Slave in Michigan.
BuoTur.us-SisTEns: By you, tho Agents of:
tho Western Anti-Slavery Society were invited
to visit your State to plead tho causo of the
millions of our enslaved countrymen snd wo-
men. They came, and uttered truths that
, . . . .. . ,, ,
caused yoor hearts to rejo.ee, and added many
of you to the number of active, uncompromis-
You have no State Anti-Slavery Society, you
have no Stato organ, you are a part of us by
sympathy, lubor and locality, but ss yet we are
personally strangers to a great extent. Wo
want to sec you, hear you and counsel with you :
will you not in largo numbers attend our com
ing Anniversary ?
The distance now is no greater than from
some parts of our own Stato the expense less.
From Toledo, Monroe, or Detroit you ore but
u few hours from Cleveland, and then by rail
way but a short diatanco from Salem. The
Politicians will move heaven and earth to gain
their object, no timo or money will be spared
to givo slavery tho perpetual assendency,
shall abolitionists who are raving men
bondago bo less devout.
I hope to sco you, both men and women,
with warm hearts, uniting with us at Salem.
Don't allow smull difficulties to deter you. If
the old cannot come, let tho middle aged and
young bo with us, that all our hearts may be
gladdened. Yours ever. W.
Underground Rail Road Stock.
A friend writing from Michigan under (Into
of July 17th says z
I have kept a sort of underground railroad for
the last 17 years, or since I have been in tho
State, but since the passsgo of tho fugitive bill,
wo keep our Locomotives of high and low pres
sure well conditioned. Stock in our line always
at par value and no doubt will raise above, as
travel increases, send on the passengers. Wo
have entered into this line of business from cer
tain very imprcssiblo feelings, and those feelings
aro strengthened by what I romembcr of hear
ing my parents read in an old book more than
50 years ago, one of the sayings is as fresh in
my mind as when I first heard it, and as prao
tico makes perfect, it is more firmly believed
in, viz; Whatsoever therefore, ye would thst
others should do unto you do you even so unto
We shall want a good lecturer in Michigan
the coining wintor without any regard to the
election of Oen. Scott; and I hereby give notice
to Millard Fillmore and his csbinot, to tho Sen
ate and Assembly of these United States, to all
kidnappers and U. S, Marshalls, that thoy will
not find ontortainrnent on our diggins, without
repentance and amendment of life.
Yours, r .
Mr.THomsT Chuucu Painsvihb The
resolutions of this church are of the right sort.
We hope those who adopted them will have the
eoursgs to stick to thorn, and refuse to support
a pro-slavery ministry or render allegianct to
A Colonization Trick.
That insidious and implacable foe of the
colored mnn, the American Colonization So
ciety, Is now exceedingly active, with the
hope of securing the appropr'mtioti of some
nine millions of dollars from the general
government, towards its ohject. - It is a crafty
scheme, to enlist the general govei nment and
every state in the Union as it auxiliaries.
With this political aid, ami thia Inrge amount
of money, they hope to do a sweeping busi
ness in the expulsion of our colored citizen
from their homes. When they shall have
ouce secured this end, any amount of neces
sary severity will ho introduced into tlie law
to, secure the willingness, to remove, after
the fashion of Maryland and Indiana. Ac
least it will be attempted. Slavery at tha
gmil(l Bllj ..remdice at the north will be iinml
,,, ,nm thu n,ensi,re. Tho ponple who
.. ini8 . ,.,,. ,.., wi Hot fi.,d it
difficult to jVm thu colonization society in tho
expulsion of freemen.
The people should know that the society
and its friends are leaving no means untried
J ,0 "f h' "PIP""'- They are cir
culnting petitions and getting up resolutions
in its behilf, nud by special application, en
deavoring to securo a deoided expression of
the press in its favor. For this purposo a
circular Icttor is being distributed, signed by
the Sccretctory of the Am. Colonization So
ciety, conuiiiiingo copy of the bill introduced
into the House nf Representatives by Hon
Kdwsrd Stanley, appropriating something
more than nino millions of dollars to be dm.
Irilititt'd among the several Slates holding
deposits of the "Surplus revenue," for tint
purpose of transporting free colored citizens
of the United States, to Afiica.
Tho editor of the Providence R. f. Mirror
! inj8 ,e Ims received one, on the margin of
which was written, u l'louse publish the hill
with n strong editorial in its favor, mid send
us a copy and one to Mr. Stanley."
To this very modest request ilia Editor re
We must respectfully decline. We cannot
commend the action, design or motives of
the Colonization Socielv, much less au at-
I prnpri.ition of Uiiveriuiiuiit funds for the pur-
,,oe ol belpin Mr. Stanley and hit souther..
friends ship off all the free colored person,
, ,n kIj.v" prnperty more secure and ruiwi
the price ol the marketable men und women
of tho southern portion of our Union. It
colored people wivli to go in Africa, or Ai-i,
or Mexico, or New Zealand or uny other freu
country, ivn huvn i.n i,l,i,.,.ii.,i .,,..1
perfectly willing that men or societies should
help them. We )i;el the same in rerzard tu
any other class of men. But when every
means is taken to drive men out of the coun
try of their birth, under the pretense of phi
lunthropy, we decline giving the drivers " aid
When in Philadelphia, recently, we fell in
with a remmkl.ly intelligent colored mnn,
vyho Imd been to Lilwrin and spent some
1'"'e 011 purpose to acquire inliirmniiun in
'y""'1 '? ,,," country nnd tiie probable Ik n-
ft010",'1 ,BO',lV' wl" l,M,U '!
lit logo there. He was nbout to return nnd
niIlk0 it hi. residenc,' being convinced that
it would bo better fur him and bis frienis,
hut ha utterly condemned the motives ami
"-'110". ol tho Colonization Society, from thu
experience lie hud while in Liberia. We
honored hun for his judgment and decision
in going where he pleased without regard to
tho opinion of others.
It the amount proposed to ho deposited
with Rhode Island, was to bo npproptinted
lor tho purpose of aiding poor people of all
colors to go to any country they pleace, us
might write "a strong editorial in its favor ;"
but when it is lo apply only tu those of Afri
can descent, nnd they must go to the pnrtic-
j umr spin pouiiou out, wo must beg leave lo
no cxciiseu irom t.iKing any port m the uu
We presume other "strong editorials" Imvo
, been solicilcl,nud lliry hope lo secure s mws
paper opinion, which, represented as public
sentiment, shall enrry the measure.
To counteract it let all who are opposed
send on their petitions against it.
This distinguished advorute of the slave
lias lost his election lo Parliament. It is
said his recent visit to this country was the
occasion of bis failure.
Out or iikast. The Southern Trees
seems quite discouraged by the present Free
Soil nnd llaytien movements. We will give
an extract next week.
Mrs. Enstmun of Washington city, is about
to publish a novel as an offset to Uncle Tom 'a
Cabin. The Southern Press commends her
highly as an authoress, and savs that tinlika
Mrs. Stowe, site will restrict herself by tho
limitations of truth.
Tho Notional Intelligencer urgee decided)
action one way or another in regard to the
fisheries, and maintains that the English con
struction is the true meaning of the treaty.
James Philips. This unfortunste man, who
was somo time since dolivercd Over to slavery,
by Commissioner M'Calister of Harriaburgh,
Pa. Is likely to bo restored to his homo. $000
tho price of his freedom has been raised by his
old neighbors among w hom he bad resided for
fourteen years before his capture.
A Threat, Commodore Stockton de
clared the other day, that if the south insisted
upon their opposition to the tariff lie should
bo compelled to take aides with bia own
constituents, whose lubor must bs protected.
This threat of going over Iq the North, 1a
said to have produced soma astonishment