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United States Senate.
WASHINGTON, July 28, 1852.
THE FUGITIVE SLAVE LAW.
Mr. Sumner moved to toVo up tho resolution
offered by him yettorday, directing enquiry as
to tli expeelicncy of reporting t bill for tlio
repcnl of tha Fugitive Slave Law.
Mr. Sumner saidIn taking tho Senate to take
up this resolution for consideration, I say noth
ing of its merits, nor of the argument by which
it mny be msintaincd, nor do I anticipate any
objections to It on these grounds. All this will
properly belong to the dissctission when tho
resolution is before the Senate, The single
question now Is, not on tho resolution, but
whether I shall be heard on it. As a Senator,
nnui r the responsibilities of my position, I have
defined it my duty to ofler this resolution. I
may hare seemed to have postponed this duty
to en inconveniont period of the session) but
had I attempted It at an cnrlier day, I might
bare capoaod. myself to chargo of a different
chaiiiotcr. It might have been sniil, that as a
new comer, and inexperienced in this scene,
without deliberation, hastily, rashly, recklessly,
I pushed this question beforo tho country.
This is not the oaso now I have tnken time,
end in the exercise of my most careful discre
tion, and now ask for it tho attention of tho
Bens'. I shrink from no appeal founded on a
trivial personal consideration, llut should I be
blamed for any delay Lttcily, I mny add, that
though in my scat daily, my bodily health for
torn" lime post, down to this very week, has
not be en equal to tho aervico I have underta
ken. I am not sure that it is now, but I desire
to try, and now again I say tho question is
whether I shall bo heard. In allowing mo this
privilege, this right, I might say, you do not
commit yourselves in any way to tho principles
of the resolution, but you merely follow the
ordinary usages of tho Scnnte, and yield to a
brother Hcnstor tho opportunity which ho craves
in tlio practical dischargo of his duty, to ox
press convictions dear to his heart, and dear to
larjo numbcf of his constituent. For my
own sake, I now desire to be heard. Mnko
uch disposition of my resolution afterwards
as to you may seem best, visit upon mo any
degreo of criticism, censure or displeasure, but
do not deprive me of hearing. Strike, but
Mr. Mason objected to the consideration of
tho bill at this time, not from any want of
courtesy to tho Senator, nor for any want of
disposition to meet tho question at a proper
time; but it might be manifest at this lute po
riod of the session, that no proper discussion of
it could be had, beyond tho roinarks which tho
Senator might make, and because any discus
sion of it at this timo would be a firebrand in
in tho Senate
Mr. Drooks said his State occupied a peculi
ar position on this anbjeat. The pcnplo of
Mississippi had in tho most formul and cm
phatio manner, declared that tho repeal or es
sentia! modification of tho (ugitivo slavo law,
wo'uld. afford sufficient grounds for tlio dissolu
tlort of the Union. This was no idlo threat,
but solemn declaration, which will bo carried
into execution with tho approval of tlio w hole
South. Ho regarded tho present proposition,
therefore, as one to dissolve the Union, and ho
could not consent, courtesy or no courtesy, to
entertain it at th's stage of tho session. Thn
South would regard tho ropcal cf that law as an
act of bad fuith, or as one showing that no fnlth
was to be reposed in tho North, and that a Un
ion with auch a peoplo was worso than no Un
ion at all.
Mx. Charlton wu very sorry to differ again
with the Senator from Mnsauchusctts, on a
question of courtesy. Tho resolution presents
question to rend this Union in pieces. Ilia
atate was pledged that in coso this law was re
pealed it would withdraw from tho Union ; and
all her eitizons would stand by that pledge.
The tables of both houses wcro now covered
with bills necessary to bo acted on, to cany on
tho machinery of tho government, and let tho
Bonator look a llttlo beyond his own coast, and
he will ace the Amoricun Aug not, perhaps trail
ing in the dust, but at half most, and American
Teasels and erewa under the guard of DritUh
vessels. We of tho South ara hco prepared
to a man to stand by our brethren of tho North,
nd maintain them, come what may, in their
rights. The South wss wo'l awara of what its
const and people would suffer from a war ; but
they thought not of that, when the rights of
any J ortion of the Amcricsn peoplo were in
jeopardy. IIo defined his position as a Union
democrat, and avowed his determination to
preserve tho compromise intact. If this law
bo abolished, then he would say, My natiro
land, good night." Arguments would be ex
hausted, and the South must rest on her arms.
Mr. Shields said he would voto against tho
resolution when it canio up. Hu thought 'it
presented an abstract question, and was sorry
that tho time of tho Senate, at this Into day,
should be takon up in its consideration, but
the immcdiuto question was for hcuiing the
Sonator. lie would hoar any Senator on any
subject. He would voto against any jropoi
tion to rcpe.il or amend tho Fugitive Slave Inw,
except to make its provisions stronger ; but l.o
would like to bear tho Senator mnko an cxposo
of tho position to bo assumed by the third par
ty in the coming election. Ila suggested that
the tubjeot be postponed to Saturday. lie had
no fears that any spoech msdo by tho Senator
would ever dissolve the Union.
Mr. Qwln asked whether tho Hcnstor would
listen to another on a proposition to dissulvo
Mr. Shields said he would not listen to anv
flagrant avowed treason.
Mr. Q win considered that there was no dif
ference between this proposition; and one to
dissolve the Union. This was to repeal a law
nd many States had declared that Its rcpoai
would be suflcient csuse for dissolution, and
thr-J would withdraw from the Union,
Mr. Douglass said he camo to the Senate this
morning expecting to ho heard on tho bill for
tho protection of emigrant routes to California
and Oregon, a question which ho thought tho
peoplo of tho United States considered of for
more importance than speeches on the repeal of
tho Fugitive Slave law. IIo wanted to hear no
Presidential speeches In tho Senate. They
could bo mado elsewhere. Ho would vote
agninst taking tho resolution up.
Mr. liutlcr said that ho had long sineo deter
mined to mnko no further opposition to lcgisla
tion by refusing petitions or to heat Speeches.
Ho would voto now to allow tho Senator to
spenk, if thero was any timo for a reply. A
fair field and n clear sky win all ho asked on
: this or any other question. The Senator could
not mnko this speech without culling out others
In reply, and there was not timo enough of the
session left for such a discussion. He supposed
thu Senator did not desiro to speak for a mere
oratories! display, but thnt his proposition had
tho dignity of a purpose. Tho speech was inten
ded to have an effect, and would havo ono and
therefore ought not to bo allowed to go out
without a reply.
Mr. Ilorland said he had opposed tho Com
promise acts, but from the date of their pnssnge
ho had, as in duty bound, acquiesced in them
for peace and quietness' sake, lie wus opposed
to agitating this subject now.
Mr. Hunter said that the w hole day would
bo taken up in preliminary debate. Ho hoped
the Senate would decide whether tho resolution
should be consldircd or not.
The question was t.ikcn, and tho Scnato re
fused to consider tho resolution, by tho follow
ing vote :
Ayk. Messrs. Clark, Davis, Dodge, (Wis
consin) Foote, H imlin, Seward, Shields. Sum
ncr, Upham, Wade 10.
Nats. Messrs. 11 ,r land, Droadhoad, TJrooke,
Cass, Charlton, Chilians, Do Snussurc, Dodge,
(Iowa) Douglass, Downs, Fitch, (Jrier, (Jwin,
Hunter, King, Mallory, Mangiim, Muson, Mcr
riwctlier, Miller, Morton, Norris, Pciirce, Tratt,
Husk, Sebastian, Smith, Soulc, Spruunce, Tou
ccy, Weller 32.
Senator Butler, after consideration, refused
to vote nay. Chnc nnd Halo were absent.
ljc lutt-Slaucrn Bugle.
Wiikx Ood commands to take tmk tiu mpkt
AND IILOW A DOLOHOCS OK A JAlllllXO IILAKT, IT
LIK3 NOT IN MAN'S WILL WHAT II B SMALL SAT OB
WHAT II R SHALL CONCKAI.. Milton,
SALEM, OIUO, AUUUST", 1852.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE meets September 5th.
CoKiir.sroNnnsTs. We havo several poetical
communications, expressing excellent senti
ments, which if presented in good plain proso
we should bo glnd 1 1 publish. But in their
proscnt form we must bo excused.
To those who shall Attend the Anniversary.
Tho Meeting w ill nrganizo nt 10 o'clock, A.
M on tho 21st inst.
Wo look for a large and interesting meeting.
Come all who can. l'AHKKR PILLSHU11Y,
JOSi; ril BAHKEtt and other speakers will
Those who tmvcl by rail road and wish to be
present at the commencement of tlio meeting
mustcoino on Fridny. Those coming on Satur
dny will arrive from the East at 12 o'clock and
from the North end West ot 2 o'clock, P. M.
They v.ill please cull either at the Storo of I.
Trcscott & Co., Joel McMillan or Brooko k
Vickcrs, whero they w ill bo directed to places of
Mr. Si mneh's soven months forhearanco with
tho Senatorial overseers, has received its reward.
When with nil possiblo meekness, ho politely
naked to ho heard, senators from New England
united with tiioto from the South to redeem
their Baltiinoro pledges. They "discounte
nanced" and "resisted" his speech, and Mr.
Sumner is silenced for tho scr.sion. If northern
Congressmen want tho right of speech, they
must take it, as Adams did,and as Hale and (Jid
dings do now. Begging with wliutever polite
ness cr gentlemanly toilr.wili bo answered only
willi refusal and insult. Wo have hero tho
first fruits of the platforms end Senatorial gag.
LsT Gcriit Smith and Frederick Douglass
have announced their determination to attend
tho Pittsburgh Convention. They express the
hope thnt the Convention may tnkesuch ground,
and propose such men ni will leave fur the Lib
crty Party convention in September, only the
work of ratification.
Elkctionekmnu. Tho whigs have adopted
tho ublo articlo of Dr. Bailey, exposing (Jen
Pierce's pro-slavery course, and are circulating
it as a stundard electioneering document for tho
North. Tlio democrats aro doubtless sending
it South. Tlio impudence of thesu politicians
is amuiting. Do these whigs mean to cay by this
document that (iener.d r'cotl li a liar, and
don't mean to do this thing, after promising it
in accepting tho plulforin ) What clso can it
lUii.uoAii. Tlio Now Lisbon folks uro mov
ing for a railroad to connect them with tho rest
of tho world. They have not determined wheth
er to connect with the Pa. and O. or Cleveland
nnd Pittsburgh road.
A lady of Charleston, S. C, Mr Kohno, a
member nf tha hpisnpul Church, has left up
wards of $00,000 to religious and charituble
purposes, bosiucs $ 70,000 in ucqucsl to rcls.
lives, sei vants and Iriunus.
Ho that glvcth to the poor lendeth to tho
Lord, said Solomon, This womun has proba-
bly tuken from tho poor that sho might givo to
Hitty Lane's Letter.
If any of our renders have skipped over tho
first "piece" in this No. of tho Bugle, we advise
them to turn right back and read it. Wo are
very glnd thnt Mrs. Lane concluded to tell her
trials to the Bugle and its friends j and we hope
sho will continue to talk with them, as she finds
time from her work. Sho will find many of
them who can sympnthiso with her, and will
he pleased to know how sho gets along. For
tho Bugle folks ore a very friendly sort of peo
ple, notwithstanding others tell such ugly stories
about thrm, and call them such hard names.
We don't wonder that Mrs. Lano wss afrnid
of tho Bugle, and would not rcsd it at first.
Thct aro so many women that belong to tho
chuMh, and so many men that don't belong to
tho temperance society so many whigs end
democrats deacons and ministers, who all say
that it does so much hurt that it is infidel
is poisoning the minds of tho people, and is not
fit to be read, thnt it sknrcs a grent many men
who would like to bo thought to havo moro
oourngc than Mrs. Lane, or any other woman,
llut wo aro glad she did read it) and thnt sho
more than half likes it now. We know a great
many women and men too, who would be just
lik'o her, if they would only read nnd huva a
mind of thcit own.
If ' Brother Taylor' and tho sciontiflo world'
sre good authority, Mrs. Lane is right nnd Eve
is certainly clear of tho charge so long ago
mndo against her.
As to our helping Mrs. Lano out of her trials,
we guess thero is nut much need of that. She
will get out herself, if sho will go right along
nnd not bother about Adam and Eve and original
sin, and a great many other things, that tha
ministers talk so much about. Sho hnd bettor
let them alone. For if sho tries ever so hard,
sho wont know much moro about them when
sho is done, than sho docs now; Tho best way
is to try and learn what is truo and right. To
mnko ourselves frco by tho truth, and by doing
nil weenn to get rid of intemperance-and slavery
and ignorance and suffering around us. That is
tho way the man did that lived in Samaria a
great many years ago, and wo always thought
he did a great deal better thun tho priest and
tho Lcvito who went by on tho other side.
From tho way Mrs. Lano writes, wo dare say
she is soma relation of his.
If peoplo would only do as he did, as our
friend says, they would have a purer and a bet
ter Ood to worship. Then too, they would
worship him in spirit and in truth. By tho
way we should rot wonder if ministers and other
folks should call Mrs. Lane an infidel because
she says this. But slio is not. For sho has
scripture to prove, it. Itsnys "Thou thoughtcst
I was altogether such an one as thyself;" which
makes it very plain that tho Ood wo worship
grows better, just as fast as wo do.
Burning of the Henry Clay.
On Wednesday of lust week, tho 28th ult.,
tho steamer Henry Clay was burned on the '
North ltivcr, about twenty miles abovo Now
York. Tho boat was racing with tho Armenia,
from tho time it left Albany till tho occurrence
of tho catastrophe And in consequents of this
it was, that it occurred. There woro on board
between 300 and 400 passengers. Such was
tho manifest recklessness of tho conductors of
the boat, that tho passengers wcro alarmed and
mado frequent remonstrances long before tho
occurrence of tho accident. Tho lose of lifo it is
said, cannot be less than one hundred 73 have
already been reclaimed from their watery graves.
Among the dead aro Miss Hawthorn, sister of
Nathaniel Hawthorn, tho author) Stephen Al
len, formerly Mayor of New York, and A. J.
Downing, editor of tho Horticulturalist and au
thor of various works on ornamental gardening
and rural architecture.
The boat was run on shore bow foremost, nnd
as the lire was in the midship, those at tho stern
had no means of escaping tho flames but by
plunging into tho deep wntcr whero multi
tudes pcrLhcd, notwithstanding tho vigorous
efforts of somo of tho passengers, officers und
others for their rescue. This is nothing less
than wholesnlo murder and so tho citizens of
New Y'ork regard it.
Tho following is the latest intelligence i
Nuw Youk, Aug. 2d 6 P. M. Tho work of
raising tho steamer Henry Clay is still itping
forward and it is now thought thnt nearly all
of tho hollies have been recovcicd.
Warrants were issued to-day against Thomas
Collyer, William Hadlord, and Cnpt. Tollman,
the owners; John (icrmaiiie, the Engineer; J.
I.. Jcssup, tho Llcrk, and ivtwarj llurlhut, the
pilot. Tho two first wcro arrested and gavo bail
in the sum of $10,000 each, to appear when call
Alahmko. Somo of the Southerners are fully
aware that in spito of their proclamation that
peace exists, there is yet somo danger. The
Southern Press, says :
" Tho Abolition or Frccsoil party aro redoub
ling their activity, and working with a seal
worty of a better cause
Throughout tho wholo North and even ns far
down (is Kentucky and this District, they me
organizing what they call tho "Free Demo
cracy," and preparing for tho mans meeting or
convention at Pittsburg, which threatens to bo
larger and moro dangerous than the demonstra
tion nt Buffalo.
Wo hope so, for that Buffalo demonstration
was not as dango'ous as somo folks thought it
would havo been, and as we hopothe Pittsburg
Quits Likklt. Tho Saturday Evening Post
tells story of a w hig editor, w ho w hen called
upon to interpret his illegible manuscript, im
patiently replied ;
"Uo to tho dovil !"
The compositor retired, not to his Satsnio
Majesty, but to his stand and when the editor
read the proofs, he hod tho pleasure of seeing
a line in hi leading editorial read I
" He (Mr. Webster J ill, in all probability,
go to the devil."
This story of the types may bo truo, as may
also ono wo tee told in an oastorn religious paper,
viz; That Mr. Webster don't got drunk, if a
very moral man, and pray In bit family.
A Word from Mason's & Dixon's Line.
RIPLEY, O., July 29, 1852.
Editor Bt'OLB Dear Sir! The people here
about, are just now in the midst of much excite
ment. Kentucky property has been making
tracks, and Kentucky gentry have been looking
after their cattle. It is not an uncommon busi
ness here. Slave-hunting I alludo to. This is
tho same town that but a few months sinco was
honored by a visit of a party of Mnysville gen
tlemen who were piloted by an Arnold, to tho
house of Mr. Collins, one mile from town.
They went in tho dead of night and obtained
forcible entrance. All wcro still and sleeping.
Ono of tho party presenting a pistol told Mr.
Collins to lie still on the peril of his lifo whiio
they would search the house for niggers. They
went on their own responsibility, just as any
other party of marauders, forcibly entering tho
house nf a peaceable farmer, threatening his lifo
if ho offered to defend his family against the
approach of a set of desperadoes at midnight.
They proceeded to mnko their search, not even
spnring tho room in which they wcro told tho
daughters nf Mr. Collins were sleeping. Their
search wns in vnin. Tlioso they sought wcro
miles beyond their reach safo in good hands
and on their way to Canada.
I said sluvo hunting was not uncommon here,
but of lute thero has been more than tho avernge
number of cseupes from tho peculiar institution.
Fourth of July orations have probably had a
salutary effect. Tho spirit of liberty has been
aroused. A goodly number havo succeeded in
getting across the river. Somo have made their
escape gooj, others havo been overtaken and
It is a lniiientnblo fact that men living under
tho free institutions of Ohio, should be so do
praved and heartless, as to aid the oppressor
ngninst tho oppressed. An aggravated instnnco
of this character has come to tho notice of the
public within a few days. Five colored people,
two women, two children and a man, some
where from tho interior nf Kentucky had reach
ed tho Ohio shore just at daylight in the morn
ing, nnd as they were about to leave tho river,
wcro discovered by a. citizen of Ohio, and 'di
rected by him to conceal themselves under a
flat Lout, w hich wai near by. Ero long thero
wus a discovery mado on the other sido of tho
river. Tho horses that carried tho fugitives to
the river bad been discovered, and two men
followed over the river immediately, nnd tho
innn who told tho slnves whero to hide, told
those in pursuit where to find them. The bravo
Kcutuckiniis proceeded immediately to whero
tho slaves wcro concealed, thinking their fivo
hundred dollars ($100 per head) sure. But
the colored man resisted manfully nnd drovo
tho Kcptuckinns buck into the river. I heard
mi eye witness to tho wholo affair, declare that
he fought like a tiger, and continued to defend
himself and tho helpless womcnand children
till tho Kcntuckiuns mustered an armed recruit.
IIo was fighting with a child in his arms, w hen
ho, was fired upon by u man w ith a doublo bar
reled gun. Ho then yielded. Several shot took
effect on tho person of tho child in his arms, as
woll ns on himself. They wcro all taken back
tJ Kentucky, forcibly and without, any author
ity from this State. According to the laws of
Ohio, every man is considered free until ho is
proven otherwise, which I think would mako
tho ubovc a olear ease of Kidnapping.
I wish now to call the attention of your read
ers to a somewhat different feature of the pecu
liar institution. Tho circumstances which I
shall rclato occurred last week, nnd a few days
previous to whnt hns already been narrated.
My infoimntion wns from a highly intelligent
lndy, w ho was formerly a resident of Kentucky,
now of Ohio. Sho was on a visit to herKcn
tucky friends. McMillan, the Maysvillo slave
trader wus in Dover. His bills havo been post
ed for somo weeks offering a high price for 100
young and likely negroes. He had bought
Fox's Nancy and her child, nnd tho pcnplo
were nil talking about it. Oi l John KeynohU,
a wenlthy old Baehiinnlian, declared that Fox
owed him the money and that it must bo paid.
Fox wanted Koynolds to tako Nancy and her
child at $000, if McMillan bought her ho should
pay more. Reynolds declared ho must havo
tho money. He did not want the nigger. j
Mr. Fox is a plain, clever looking old man.
You would tako him to be an elder in the Qua
ker church. Nancy hod been raised in his fam
ily. Her mother wus a black woman, and
Nancy's skin wns half way between while and
black. Sho hod grown up with his children.
Sho had been all her lifo under the samo roof
with the rest of his family. Mr. Fox's family
aro very popular in Kentucky. They entertain
a great deal nf company. Are called generous
and high minded peoplo. This debt, for tho
payment of which Nuucy hud to bo sold, was
probably contracted on account of the cxtrava
ganco of tho young Foxes. Tlioso charming
belles, w ill probably sit in the parlor and thumb
the piano, to the great delight of tlio thoiighth-ss
pleasuro seekers around them, while their
sitcr(!!) is sold to go to a southern market for
In tho midst of a considerable silent sympathy
Nancy and her child wero conducted by young
Mr. Fox and McMillan to tho boat, leaving her
husband, (who belongs to a neighbor,) behind,
without any prospect of ever again seeing him.
Ho hos probably bid bis wifo and bnbe good bye.
Could ho havo consigned them to tho gruve, in
stead of the tender mercies of tho slave holder,
ho would undoubtedly been a happier man to
day. Nancy was taken to Mnysville, where Mo
Millan keeps a prirato jail, which ho advertises
in tho Kentucky Watchman. Ho offers to keep
negroes at twcnty-flvo cents per day. Nancy
and her child will likely bo kept till an entire
drove is mndo up when they w ill be marched
for the south.
I find my letter has grown much longer than
I intended. May bo too long for publication.
But you can easily cut it short, Thero is one
thing yet I must soy. We want you to send us
somo talkers. Send us J. W. Walker, Farkcr
Pillsbury, or any body you please. Great
meetings might be held here. Antl slavery is
preached hero from every pulpit in town and a
healthy anti-slavery sentiment prevails. .But
it dont seem to bo that contageous kind that
you havo up In tho llescrve. It don't seem to
reach further than tho influonce of the preach
ing in this particular town. Thero are fifty
subscribers to the " Free Presbyterian" here,
and I doubt not but that if tho cause nf tho
Western A. S. 8. wns understood hero thot
many subscribers might be obtained for tho
Bugle. I say again send us some talkers and
send them soon.
Messrs Urooke and Vickirs lmve nu
lliorizcd iie notice) thnt nit thu profits of
tho riihIi sales nt their store, during llin ses
sion of tho Anniversary meeting, ahull be
given lo (lis Anti-Shivery Society.
I)n. W. It. IlnisBANF. will deliver nn nd
ilrcss nn tho miliji.'d of Shivery, oil Monday
cvi-ning, Aug. !th, lit thu 2ml Baptist church
A California Advertisement.
Tho following advertisement from a Califor
nia paper, would seem to prove thnt they there
nil nVirrs as well ns hold them. Mr. 11. O.
Lnlhrop, is certainly an extraordinary man to
sacriflco ns a test of tho honor of aboli
tionists. If our advise could reach him, we
would counsel him to sacritico tho remaining
$ 100 dollars and save his own.
Nkhho roR Salb. On Saturday, tho 20th
inst., 1 will sell nt public auction, a negro man,
he having nrced to said sale in preference to
being scut home. I value him at $:)(), but if
any or nil f his Abolition brethren wish to
show that they have the first honorable princi
ple about them, they can have nn opportunity nf
releasing snid negro sl.ivj from bondage, by
calling on ihe subscriber at the S, unborn I louse
previous to that time, nnd paying $100. I
make this great sacrifice in tho value of the
property, to satisfy myself whether they prefer
paying a small sum to release him, or piny their
old name, and try to steal him. If not redeem,
ed, tlio sale will take place in front nf the
Southern House, 87 J street, at 10 o'clock of
said day. II. O. Lath nor.
A Pious I'i.-u t i;. Tho Georgians ore about
to supply nil ihc r,ilrond cars in the State with
roligious tracts. For this purpoo card racks
arc suspended over tho scats, w hich arc regu
larly supplied by tract societies nt tho places
where the roads terminate Thus do they coin
pass tho land to mako proselytes to a slave
Wo copied an item thnt has run the rounds of
tho papers giving as the reason for Mr. Thomp.
son's loss of his election, tho fact of bis having
visited this country and labored for tho over
throw of slavery. In rcferenco to this item the
last Standard says :
" We Imvo looked in vain, in thn intelli
genco published milist-qucnl In the nriivnl of
the steamer's minis, mul in thn Fjiglish pn
pels, for iho Innst niiifii iiiiitiini ni nny such
e-iuiHo. And this moreover wo kn w llint
Mr. ThninptMiti, nn his ri.-luili u Uiighind,
met his constituents in u series of tin-clings
unprecedented fur their numbers mul cnlhii
siiisin, mid his explanation of thu cause of his
nlwiice, nnd nt' the inniinur in which his
liniH hail been upent, wns received with uni
versal nppiolmtimi. It jH, binidf, liy no
melius mi uniiHintl thing br Members ol Par
liament to bo nhsi'lit Iioiii their seals li.r i-u-lir
Ki'HsioiiH, mul even lunger; mul if Mr.
Thompson hint bin i leelinn on this nr nt,
it is Iho liint time-, wn will venture In wly, ihnl
such li thing lias i-vt-r oi-i-iirivil. lint' if, on
Iho other hmiil, il is not the absence, hut the
purpose of thu nbsence, which has ciiucil
liiri rejection by Iho peoplo of the 'lower
llfiiiihlH, thru nil thill rim hi) Bah I of them in,
that Ihey Imvo bIiowh themselves unworthy
ofMirh n ri'pit'si'iilntivi'.
Tim iii i-oiinl, however, which is given in
the (London) ;i7.tif lu ,MI,M,j ,,
n-st. We copy it below, mul it will tin hi i-ii
Ihrit no intimation w hatever is given that Mr.
ThoinpHoii'a vif it to this cotiuliy was n ques
tion in thu canvas. His popularity w ith (U
7o(eoflhuTovi:r Huiiilch? is iiiiipiestioiin
bly ns great ns ever ; mul it hm-iux riiuillv
evident thai hi) failed of leeeii ing , rJ.
qtiisilo number of votes of thu ih .-toia m.
caiiso hu mum not to bo inmlu n tool of ec
tni inn bigotry. The question of'tliu Mayuooih
(runt, mid not thu question of Aniciiciui
Havcry, ib I'entcil him. Nevertheless, the ju
in given out mid by this timo lias met wills
universal ncccptaiico nil over I tin i-ountrv,
because tho peoplo lovo such lies. Hhouid
Mr. Thompson or nny other Kuglirdnnmi ever
conn- io this couiiiiy, mul lecture upon
Slavery, his ih-fmit will lie pointed lit ns mi
evidence that England is us much opposed
to ngitiition ns wo me, mid llmt nobody, hut
a lew fanatical Abolitionists, has liny thought
or feeling upon iho subject. Much good
mny it do those who In-lit-vu it! Air. Thomp
Dim's ruleiwH from Pmliumeutiiry duty may,
pi'lhnpn, iilliiril him mi oiiporliiiiiiv to mnko
iih another visit. Such u possibility, when it
occurs to our coiitempniai ii s of iho pieso,
will e-hci-k Ihe t'Xubciiiiico of their joy over
thu result of thu election in ,0 'J'OVver
In tho articlo from tho London Nows, referred
to abovo, tho writer speuking of tho successful
candidates, says :
"Ono cnuse of their high position nn ihe
null is understood to bo ,( courtc when, Ihey
hwt athijihd town Me Mninoiith quexlwn.
I'lni-miU were widely distrihiitud, conlaining
extracts from h-tturs from tho two candidates.
Mr. Uiith r Hiiid "1 ahull vuto ngniiiKt Ihe
grunt to tho Collugo of Maynooth." Sir
VUiy v. ns asked ' Should ihechnrgesugiiiiist
Maynooth be stihstmiiiateil, will you vote
ngainsl thin misappropriation, m,ito irrespec
tive of nny other endowment '(" j8 r,..,y
whs; "Most assuredly 1 will." Tlio Ve
Inyiuin wero tliBiof'oni t-nlleil upon lo voto for
Clnv mul Holler," which it is believed ninny
of them did, Mr. Jluilcr is a magistrate, nnil
doubtless n rtspeetablo mill) but, us The
rimes ohstn ves, ho has yet to ilei-lme, mul
possibly yet to Ibi m, his political opinions."
I liu publicans were till in his fuvor, and have
bceii.ofes8on.tiul sorvico toJijm,
Letter from Indiana.
The followinit letter from a Indv in Indians.
to tho Publishing Agent, though not designed
for the press, we givo, ns a true, though and
picture of a vast multitudo of places in our
July 22, 1850.
Dear Emily l Enclosed you will find ono
dollar, for which please send us tho Buglo.
, Wo have rccicvcd three numbers since we came
; to V , whoever sent them has our thanks,
for here Ir. tho midst of whigcry and democ
racy, thcsiirht of tho Antl-Slnver llinrln mmln
us feel so good wo did not know how to valuo
it whilo there among you, and while surround
ed by wh.dc-souled and senlous anti-alavcry
people. I could not realizo that all did not
feel ns wo did, but I con fully comprehend tho
difference now. I am constnntlv henrinir of
General Scott, what a humnneman; what
good christian ( what a great statesman the
very Ideal nf human perfection. In the lan
! gunge of our Whig editor, " Every freeman'
heart bent with joy when the news nf thenom
Inntion of General Scott was rccicvcd-" And
then ngnir. we have Franklin Pierce, as grent
and as good as Scott doro bo. The Whigs have
had tjicir ratification mcetings.shot off cannons
made grent speeches and hoisted their polo, and
hnvc their flag waiving over the patriotic ciii
rens. Saturday next is the grand rully of De
mocrney, then their polo goes up; every man,
woman and child goes into it with their w holo
souls. Every child hero thnt enn tnlk can fight;
hates " niggers," and is cither whig or demo
Cart. Wo read both papers just to sco what
villainy they ore capable of ; the worst chargo
that one party here brings against the other is
"stinking ahnlilioiiLt " " wooly-hcado.l frco
soilers," &e. &c.
A friend writing to us from P .Indiana,
says the people there arc twentv years behind
tlio times. Tlio people of V aro iilly
years behind the nge of truo morality; their
highest standard is tho laws of the country.--Tlicy
do not know, nnd cannot conceive of any
other criterion of right or wrong than what tho.
law dictates. In educating their children, w hut
the law s mctions, that they teach as right, -..-f
Your friend, M. It Q.
Slavery in the Sandwich Islands.
The President hnx refused to cninmuuic-iitn
lo the U. S. senate, information in regard to
the alleged desiro of the S.imlw ieh Islanders
for milieXMlion to this d'ovi rnmeiit. Wn
have never seen evidence thnt tho native.
of those inlands were desirous of such mt.
iicxn'iou. C'lilifiiriiimiR ili-sim it, cs ih
doubtless American adventurers in thn I.
IuiiiIh. Many of them doubtless ns n means
for the introduction of shivery. And Iho
pniili iice of President- Fillmore, mny ho oc
casioned by the impolicy of premnlme-ly ex.
posing this plot for extension. Thnt such n
plot is in progress of dcvelopi-mcnl, thero
mi be tin doubt. Thnt iho Wanders lire
nwnro of it, wo leiirn by tho following ex
tract of n Idler from n re-sident missionary,
ndiliessed lo Cerrit Smith. We copy from
Frederick Douglnss' Paper.
How does your conrHgi! keep up in your
ronlrst with the demon of shivery? ()h
such n foul foe of Uod mid man. When
will the fa hi I blow hcslruek which will Hy
low ihe hideous monster mid save tho world
from one nf the direst rursi-H which linsevcr
iifllietml this poor, sinful, polluted world'
Wo must fight nnd pruy, pray mul fight , ,llu
wo who uro iihroml must do our pint in sheer
self-ih-l. nee. 1 nm now tr-lliug my pe,p0
l hut their only snfi ly from n piirlicipmion in
Iho evils ol shivery, is in its ileslrnclion in
Ihe I oiled Stales. Ami this I fully mid
Imnesily belii-vn. Not n (inv nr thinking 0f
this lis slave i-riiiiuil ll,.u . ... ...
l.iililorniu has been down to reeiumoi're the
gioiiiio lo sen whnt cmi he iIuiir il Hal ail lit-
ject. I Imvo n misembh) K'uiniloiiH nam.
phlet now ly ing helbrii me, written by n wo-
" "in-i"ii:ii oy Kireigners nt O.ihil
w about iloiihl, in which I find tlio following
tmsna'-e: " Whether evei.in,. II. i.
should bo minexed to the Uiii'ii-el Slums, or
, i ouiu mi independent icpul.lu-, thn intro
iluetioil of hIiivdiv in in.llui.i...L,,i.i
- '"'r' " ' iw nirir
Value." At'iiiu : " Shiverv .,;
cm iiiniiy years." ilusl show our people
mid 1 m en ihcin in nn it, :.,. : .
prayer, mid to roiiso themselves lo honest,
"f"1" eiions io reptl tin) oe ore ,e fus.
lens on Ihem his chains. Let us, relying on
(.oil declare, before, I li-la Heaven, shivery
shall die, or we will. Tho Lord huur mul
bless ! ours ulTuctioiimi
J. S. GREEN.
Maxawao, Maiw, RANnwicii Is- )
lands, April i(i, ift.vi i
The Watson Case.
The, Wushington Correspondent of the
True Democrat thus exposes the manner in
which this robbery wns pnrpeprutod upon
The i-elehiuted Wolson pnse, pnyinir for
negroes captured in the Florida Wr, passed
thu Semite to day, without culliiiir the vena
uiid miys. Mr. Chase hud give,? notice of
his intent,.,,, to oppose this bill, ami hnd
prepared to expose its rnseuliiy. le left
town this morning, intending to retlIrn ,
trnhiy, Ihe regular day (bribe consideration .
of privute lull. The slaveholders hiidinir
him absent, Mr Dawson, of Georgia moved
to take up this bill which wus done, without
the show of opposition, mul twenty-five
thousand nullum were paid from the public
treasury lor human flesh.
This ia n greater insult to the common
sense of the norlh, thm, any other' privute
hill winch bus ever become a luw. It una
riuiil.,il tl. ...... ..I. .i i .
( MMuugn inc nouse under ihe strew
. ... .. ,,ue8on, m order lo prevent
ihe exposure o tho bill. Members who had
fully prepared themselves to establish tl..
ruHcahty ol this tr.msaction, were not pe."
milted io speuk. Had ihey been nlloweci to
show up the mailer in ils true light, the bill
would not hnve pussoij. We had hoped tho
Senate would have done justice to the sub,
ject, as ihey lmve no previous question, and
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