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Thoughts and Impressions of Traveler in
There i good etio in the following remark
on the treatment of slaves, mado by one w ho
aw ome thing In Virginia for himself. Ho
writes throughout like a candid man. Ilia re
tnarki in another paragraph on tho " general
estimation" In which slaves are held, reveal ono
of tho horrible influence! of elavcry silent
and unnoticed icrhn)t, but yet to every intelli
gent mind, unutterably revolting. Who ill nil
ntvrer for the aocinl and moral annihilation of
thousands of our own brethren whom tho
tame Great Father created and love as ho !
love tho best of us 0. I'.eangctiit.
Treatment of Siarct You will be told con
tinually at the South, that tho slaves are well
treated that kindness is the rule, and ut.kind
tiess is tho exception and all who tell-you am
themselves belicvo It. But before wo aflirm or
dony such an asset ion, it Is will to know what
Is tho standard of kindness w hich tho speaker j
has In his mind. 1 havo often obscrvod in
Southerners a most undnubting belief that
slaves arc well treated, when they seem to an
unsophisticated Northerner to bo faring hard.
The reason is, that they reckon that to bo gio 1 I
treatment for a slave which they would not
think good treatment for a white person; it is
rnA(t treatment fi.r thi nt" if Vnrfh.
rncrs snd Southerners would understand ono I
another, it Is necessary to know what is the
standard of kindress in the mind of each do
they speak of what would he good treatment of
whl'e people, or only of what is good treatment
of slaves t If by kind treatment, you mean
such as you wish for your wife, or child, or pa
rent, then It is not true, that kindness is tho
f ule, and unkindncsa the exception. Your blood
would boil if they wcro subjected to treatment
such as is received by a grrut majority of slaves.
If by kindness, you mean such kindness as a
man shows to a valued horao or dog, then un
doubtedly, kindness is tho rule, and utikir.dncss
the exception, But let us go to tho particulars.
General l'Mimation. I had never realized
how utterly tho tlavo Is extinguished blotted
out of boing, so far as all rights ore concerned,
and all influence and consideration in society.
The principle of tho law, that tho slavo is a
thattel, is carried out with an awful litcrulncss ;
it pervades all tho usagcs,tho opinions and feel
ings of society. I was not prepared for this ; I
And it difficult to realize it, even now that I seo
it I could scarcely havo deemed it possible
that so many men and women could exist, and
be so destituto ot all influence; that society
could so completely blot them out from all
consideration, and roll on just as if their rights,
feelings, interests did not exist. They havo no
moro voice, influence, or consideration, than so
msny cattle They themselves so regard them
solves and it is painful to see men and women
so cringingly void of all sense of all manhood.
Master's little son meets a stout negro boy in
tho door-ysrd ; in mcro wan tor nets, he seir.es
ono ear of tho negro in each hand, and stands
kicking his shins. Tho negro dares not resist
but receives it in silence, and when the littlo
tyrant is done, sneaks otf. You may talk of
the abate of slavery ; it is not possible to abuso
it j every thing short of tyranny, is short of
what its fundamental principle might entitle us
to expect ; humility will not often go to tho full
length of what that principlo allows ; to talk
of abusing such a power is to talk absurdly.
Tho great difficulty, is to realize- tho fcHrful in
iquity of that one principle; and I confess, I
revcr realized to what an extent, that principlo
had silently and unconsciously diffused itself
through all tho feelings, opinions, usages, nud
practicul operations of Southern Society.
Salem, Ohio, Butter Market.
Few persons, perhaps, nre nwnro of lliu
amount uf business doiiu in Salem, or of the
great productiveness nf thu surrounding
country. We duuU whether there isu town
within thu State, of the crime size, whert)
more of tho productions of the soil are pur
chased, exchanged, nnd sent oil' to other
parts of the country, than there U from Sa
lem. We linve time unci room, now, only to
rofer to one article of produce which is pur
chased in this place that of butter. Mr.
Jan.es Patrick, who established n butler
market in this place some years since, lor
the purpose of exporting it to Culilbruin,
till continues hisopurulioiiH in this particu
lar branch of business. His arrangements
are ouch that lie gets nil the butler thnt is
brought to this place, tit for use, except that
which is used lor homo consumption. This
establishment commenced buying the pres
ent season on the first of May hist, and somo
days ago bad pin chased over seventy-live
thousand pounds! The largest amount yet
bought in one week, was -ten thousand
pounds! The large! amount in one day
was thirty-five hundred pounds! The price
paid for the best quulily, is V-ii els per hpiiiuI;
tlrnt which is of an inferior quality, n less
price is paid. Kslimiiling thu iivernge price
at 10 cents, which is too low, there hits been
paid out iu cash, by this establishment, for
the single ankle, of holier, since the fust ol
Mny lust, over seven thousand five bundled
dollar! If any oilier town in Ohio of eipial
one, can show n more extensive IlutlcrMur-
kef, wo should like to know where it is.
What has become of it.
It was just at this season of the year, thnt
We huve been accustomed for along while
. past to gather our annual crop of gasconade
nnd bravado from South Carolina. Fourth
of July dinners wore the occasions that lei
out nil the smouldering sentiment of that re
markable eoimnuniiy. "Odds, triggers anil
broadswords," was the favorite onth on these
occasions, aa it wua with that great prototype
of Fighting Acres.
But alas I we miss this source of excite
ment during tho present year. Out of ten
thousand nine hundred and sixty-three tauists,
more or less, now before us, there is not one
which threaten tho dissolution of I he Union,
or which wear terriltly ngainst the North,
A certain person at Hudler's Bwamp, indeed,
peak of the present age u vitiated ami
-eta-prased," bccaiit it doe pot appreciate
the genius of Mr. Rht-tt, but Ifeyniid thnt the
famous firc-eiitc r of thn Pulmclto State nre
fts harmless ns fire crackers. Even nf Alio
litiouism, tlicy rtinr gently ns this ninth
9. Al olitionism A stream that flows slowly,
but would eventually undermine tho founda
tions of our Institutions.
Whnt hns become, w e nek again, of nil the
Mnorl nnd thunder? Or, were our early sus
picion right, that the Hotilherucr were only
playing n game of brag, hiiiI thnt, as snnn no
there should bo no need lor their big words
nnd bullying looks, both would be dropped?
$l)c -Vntt-Slaucry fiuglc.
Whp.X OOD COMMANDS TO TAKE THE TRl'MrET
AND III.OW A DOLOROUS OR A JARRINO BLAST, IT
LIBS NOT IN MAN'S WILL WHAT H SHALL SAT OH
WHAT HE SHALL CONCEAL. Mil ton.
SALEM, OHIO, AVUVST 1. 1812.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE meets September 5th.
To those who shall Attend the Anniversary.
Tho Meeting w ill organixo at 10 o'clock, A.
M., on the 21st inst.
Wo look for a largo and Interesting meeting.
Come ail w ho can. PARKER PILLSBURY,
JOSEPH BARKER and other speakers will
Thoso who travel by rail road and w ish to bo
present at tho commencement of tho meeting
must come on Friday. Those coming on Satur
day will arrive from tho Knst at 12 o'clock and
from tho North and West at 2 o'clock, P. M.
They will plcaso call either at tho Store of I.
Trescott Si Co., Joel McMillan or Brooko &
Yickcrs, where they w ill be directed to places of
Persons coming to tho Anniversary by Rail
Road. Arrangements havo been mado w ith tho
Cleveland and Pittsburgh and Ohio and Penn
sylvania R lil Rouds, for all persons coming to
tho A liminl Tpetini frt t'AV full fnm Mminntn
n, - , -j ...... fl
I - ; .r . I
oim-iii, auu receive mckcioi mcomccrsoi inc
meeting to carry thorn hack gratis.
ALLEGHENY, Aug. 11, 1852.
TO THE READERS OF THE BUGLE.
Good I'rieudi : Yesterday I resolved to cut
you short of somo of your "brevities" news
items and other littlo matters leave the paper
to begot out by Publishing Agent and Printers,
and go to tho Pittsburgh Convention. And ;
now I writo you from tho picturcsquo banks of j
tho Allcghony. Beautiful is tho sceno beforo ,
me. The sun is rising in splendor as though
ho rejoiced to cheer the friends of freedom in
their work to-day. Tho city with its cloud of
smoke and steam, which tho sun can hardly pent
t rate, lies below mess does tho river with its poor
imitation tho canal, embleming forth that moral
stagnation which hunkers so seek and love, but
which Pittsburgh to-day, will I trust do some
thing to disturb.
Yesterday tho Pennsylvania Stato Convcn- j
tion held Its sessions. Tho particulars of its
action I cannot report, though I understand j
mcy w cro mosi saiiMJCiory lo Its participants
Tho city is crowded with do'.cgatcs to the con
vention, w hich is to assemble to-day -all full of
courage and high anticipation. Last night they
held a sort of lovo-fcast or general class meeting,
in which a great number of tho Brethren parti
cipated, freely communicating their experience,
their feeling", and their views of doctrino and
of duty. They spoke liko men who had a heart
In their work, with unction snd with power.
The large and beautiful Masonic Hall was crow-
ded, and all cars wcro open to catch tho faint
est word that was dropped for freedom, many
such there fell, not many faint ones I do not
mean, but many, and they true. It was a good
old fashioned Anti-Slavery meeting. With
only one drawback. There w cro almost no wo-
men there. How anti-slavery men can talk
without woman's eountcnauco to cheer them, I
don't know. I never could. Judging from
past history, it is about equally certain, they
can't tote right without their help. Indeed I
cant litten, to edification without their help.
Though in this respect I got along very comfor
tably last evening, as thcro were iu my locality
a dozen or so; (nil v. ho wero to bo seen in the
Hull), and who seemed to be as intelligent, in
terested snd competent, as the sovereigns around
Mr. Lewis, after vociferous and repented calls,
speko first, and spoke well. Ho spoke of tho
necessity of a party for freedom, now that gov
ernment end parties wero arrayed against it.
Ho spnko of the importance of its object and nf
its responsibilities, and very emphatically de
clared that they would not lower the standard
of the old liberty party.
Willam A. White, of Mass., said tho parties
had been every four years, giving us candidates
smaller and moro crmtcmptuble. And was he
only a curious philosopher, ho should liko to
havo them continue their nominations, that ho
might seo how small a pattern could pass a
Baltimore Convention. Ho also sketched Dan
iel Webster's political and moral outlines, with
Henry Wilson, president af tho Mass. Senate,
was warmly cheered. Tho Free Democracy of
Massachusetts followed no lower standard than
the old Liberty party. They would hsve no
more slavery extension. They are committed
to the removal of slavery from every foot of
soil over which the government has power, and
will follow this action, with oil-powerful moral
effurt fin its removal everywhere.
Lewis Tsppsn of Now York would build a
platform so high that nobody could jump off
without breaking his neck. Its pillars of sup
port should Lethc Doclsrtion of Independence
and tho Constitution. Mr. Tsppan had better
not risk his neck on so high plstform, with
only thst rotten, worm eaten stick, the Consti
tution, under one side; It will be sure to tip
Ho would hrnnd them so deeply with liberty,
that neither Whigs nor Dcmocrsts would ever
receive them Into their party. Ho gave us
something of his personal history said ho had
come to tho Convention, though he was not
invited, and closed by advising its members so
to act thst they should be worthy of the epitaph
he used to read in his boyhood-
Hero lies the body of Deocon Dsvld Auricular,
ho in the ways ol Una walked pcrpcntlicnlar,
Messrs. Toyne of Wisconsin, Vaughn of
Clevelsnd, Hopkins of Massachusetts, and Mr
Snmlgrassof Baltimnro closed st a late hour.
I am sorry not to bo ablo to givo you a leading
and important thought or two from each, But
I must close or you will not get what I have
already written. Yours, M. R. R.
The friends at Fuirmount, wo learn, are mak
ing arrangements for a provision table at the
Anniversary. If they aro joined in this enter
prise by thoso of other localities, a handsome
amount of pecuniary aid may be realized thcro
from by tho Society.
Wo aro requested to state that the colored
Penplo of Sulem, Marlboro snd vicinities will
hold a fair at Salem during the comming Anniversary.
Improvements in our town arc making some
progress, for which wo ore duly thankful. The
Town Hall is being pleasantly and comfortably
seated. Tho carpenters aro once more at work
at the District School house thus exciting hope
that wo may yet havo somo sort of a public
school, or institution which has been unknown
among us for tlio lust year. And some w eeks
sinco tl.o town council published tho form uf
an anti-liquor ordinance, which we suppose has
cro this been mado a law, though wo have not
heard of it, and tho grog shops seem to flourish
as vigorously at over. Are we mistaken in our
supposition of its having becomo a law Or is
thcro no one to executo it ? Or is it going to
prove a fuiluro among us What i'j tho matter ?
Free Soil Meeting in Salem.
Dr. Brisbano of Cincinnati, and C. R. Miller
of Toledo, addressed a numerous and attentivo
audience on Monday evening, in the Town Hull.
By tho way, this Hal! is going to be a pleasant
place for meeting, now that our Town Council
havo furnished comfortable, scats. Though we
have yet a very distinct recollection, of tho lux
ury wo havo enjoyed in setting out an eloquent
address on a three inch scantling, or something
even less protending.
Tho spcukcrs on this occasion, presented very
clearly and forcibly tho fact, that the only issue
now beforo the country was that between sla
very and freedom they exposed tho enormity
of the platforms, and of tho candidates for stand
ing upon them, and made most curncst appeals
to the audience, to array themselves on the side
of freedom, against slavery. Dr. Brisbane made
a brief argument on tho unconstitutionality of
the fugitive law. An argument, which if it
was successful, as clearly proved also the un
constitutionality nf the constitution itself. Tho
argument had i's foundation on tho supremacy
of the law of Und tho law of nature. Wo aro
certainly tho advocates of this higher law, and
tho only fault we havo to find with Dr. ftris
b.tno's address, is, that ho stopped short in tho
application of tho principlo. Applying it only
to an enactment of Congress and not also to the
Constitution; although he informed usthuttho
descriptive language of tho constitution and of
tho obnoxious law was tho same.
Mr. Miller is at agreeable and effective speak
er. Tho meeting was a good one. We hope
the number of such may be multiplied over tho
country. Another meeting was announced for
Friday evening, to bo addressed by somo nf tho
returning delegates from tho Pittsburgh Convention.
Wo cautioned tho Editor of tho Herald of
Freedom, that if ho continued to tell tho truth
as plainly of tho church and ministry as was
his present practice, ho would soon bo treated
as an iu&dcl and an outlaw. Supposing our re
marks made exclusively with regard to tho
Wcslcyans, though such w as not our design, ho
says, in reply :
" Wo do not apprehend ihndnnger the Hu
gle supposes .mil should not regard it if wo
did. Our principles lire not held iu abeyance
to any orrjinixalmu on earth, anil wo trust
never will be. Hut we think the lluglu mis
takes the true position of the Wesh'VniiH.--Am
far us we know, we have spoken the sen
timHiUB of the great body of them in the
nlhrcsnhl article nud in nil we have said on
the subject of reliirm. We live nmong them,
have travelled largely among them, and we
know of no dissenting semimeiit. We have
Indeed heard nf nn exception or two remote
from iIiih, and that such should sometimes
happen, is no w ays strange. We understand
the Venlcyan Alcihodist Church to be or
ganized substantially on l lie principles we
advocate ; that a war-making, ruin-inakiiig,
sliiveiiuiking religion is not the religion of
Jesus Christ: in fact thnt it is neither more
nor less than practical infidelity.
Our personal intercourse with the Weslyans
has been small. But so far as it has gone, wo
havo found that they could cry ' infidel," and
thwart the efforts of abolitionists who were not
deemed orthodox. That they could represent
them as assuming abolition as a cloak to cover
their labors for tho establishment of infidelity,
and could urge tho common stalo objections, as
flippantly and with as apparent good will as
Episcopal Methodists on Presbyterians, We
do not charge this upon the organization but
it is tru of iome of its prominent members.
Throwing away Votes.
Tho unpardonable sin in America about elec
tion limes, is cither to ' throw ones vote away,"
or not to throw it at all. No matter what tho
Influcnco of tho voting or tho non voting may
be, as a declaration of principle, or as a mcsn
of It support. If one of tho great parties is not
voted for, the sin is committed. Somo of tho
English voters, however, seem to think it well
enough to throw away their votos. They havo
therefore for tho second time elected tho Baron
Rnthchild to a scat in Parliament. He is a Jew,
and thoso who elected him well knew that his
sest would be denied him, without a renuncia
tion nf his religion. For this reason ho was
elected. And for thrin this is dnuiitlcss a wise
cause nt agitation. And though the electors nf
Rothchild aro without a representative in Par
liament, they hsvt what is uf Infinitely more
Importance, n representative of the principlo of
religious freedom. He will bo recognized ss
such before tho world. Perseverance on his
part and that of his friends, will eventually
conquer British prejudice and tho British par
liament. The following is his speech delivered
according to custom, after the result of tho polls
was declared i
H Although I nin the hist of the four suc
cessful fauiliilntes to return thanks fur the
distiuiiiiished honor which ha- been rolilcr
red upon mo, no one could do so wilh deeper
feelings ol gratitude, nnd I beg yon to aeci-pl
the assurance of my deep sense of obligation.
"Hear," nmi rheers.) When I had the honor
ofasking fur Jour votes and support, 1 was
fully aware of the disadvantage under which
I was laboring. I knew, gentlemen, (lint the
deprivation ol thn seivices ot your fourth
Candidate liming the last five years would he
made use ol a mi nrgiimeut very much a
cainsl me. 'I'lien lore, vonr having agnin
conntnhd to diprivt yotiriitlvtt of the trrvim of
a fourth tiiniviliile, mud be tonaidrrtit n grtnt
nnd immrlniit demonstration in ftwor of tlie
jinnrijtfe nlrendi tirict utstrtrd by my e.'e Hon
for the. city nf London, and, it proves, gentle
men, how generously you can give up your
own interests, in order to liniher n ineawire
which, in thn course of events nud by the
force of public opinion, must bo ndopted by
our opponents in tlm same way ns they nre
now fast ndopling the principle of li eu Irude.
" Is it not clear, gentlemen, thnt thn great
extension of commerce consequent upon free
trade, ns well ns upon the unexpecied dis
coveries of wealth in Ciilitoruiu nnd Austra
lia, must make u very material change in the
commercial, social, nnd political habits of the
community? Must it not hind ton great in
crease ol production nud of wants? Shall
ne not, there lore, see nn increased number
of those w ho ilcmuiitl n share in the pdvaul
nges of education who claim to be nilmitled
to the exercise of political rights and w ho,
therefore, w ill nidus in carrying measures
corresponding whli that principlo of fire
trade which has now been so thoroughly
adopted by our opponents, who will then
recognize the juMice of our claims."
j The National Era in reply to some remarks
-f our own, refers to this election of Rnthchild,
and ak, ' if disun.'nuists arc sincere, w by they
do not imitato this example"
Wo reply that ono ull-sufltcicnt reason Is, we
cannot, Tt is possible that in this American
Israel, stifT necked and rebellious as was ever
that of Pulestine, there may be seven, or even
seventy thousand, who do not bow tho knee to
their Buid, a pro-slavery constitution. But no
whero aro they concentrated, so thut liko the
friends nf religious freedom in London they can
elect their candidate. This is the reason why
wo do tint do as they do. We hnpo tho Era
not too ungenerous, to think nf mocking us
when it aked us to elect Congressman.
The reason why wo do not try to do it, is,
that wo are too eiiicereli attached to our princi
ples. Truo it might be no w rong in itself, to
vnto for a man w ho openly and above hoard re
pudiates tho constitution, and pledges himself
to decline tho proffered oath to support tho A
merican constitutional wickedness, humun cluit
tclism. But this if not wickedness, would be
folly; and why should we perpetr.ito it? When
the majority votes, it has a controling influence
upon tho multitudo who seek for power or pop
ular favor. But when a contomned minority
vote, (which is only an oppeul to numbers,) in
the cyjos of all classes, it makes them ridiculous,
and so far, defeats their power to extend their
Our object is a thorough renovation of pub
lic sentiment. In our present circumstances,
voting has no- adaptation to this end. There
fore in our " tineerity," we reject it. When
tho time shall come, that liko tho constituents
nf Rnthchild, wo can elect a man. and send him
to Congress to reject tho Constitution, nnd ho
therefore rejected himself, it may perhaps ho
best to imitato their example and cast our votes.
Though then wo should hear no less an outcry
about our casting them away, than now about
not casting thoin at all.
New Pateh. We have recoived tho pros
pectus of a new paper to ho called the Fheb
Inquiheu, which it is proposed to publish at
Mcrcer,.Pa. A its name imports, it proposes
free inquiry in regard to all important opinions,
parties and systems, and to advocate general re
form, in all its important measures.
Neither Editor nor Publisher is announced
in tho circulur we have received. Thoso who
wish information in regard to it, wo prcsumo
can ob'ain it on application to J. T. Hirst, Mer
cor, Mercer co., Pa.
Slave Tkadb. A littlo paragraph on our first
mure aflirms that this truttie is suppressed for
2300 miles along tho African coast. Should
I this he true, which we do not believe, our A-
merican slavo breeders and traders, will soon
find a foreign market added to their domestic
business. Tho suppression of tho foreign trado,
is just tho protection our home produacrs ro-
John P. Hale has boen invited to dclivor the
annual address before the Now England Socie
ty of Cincinnati, on th 22d December.
Letter from Parker Pillsbury.
Dear Mami: It gives me great pleasure
to greet you again on tho Soil of your own State.
A rather tough pssssgo across the Lake last
evening, h aves me in not the most favorahlo
condition for writing ; albeit it give mo an ex
cellent text for letter.
Much of tho conversation on board our boat,
was upon the luto disaster to the Henry Clay,
a po wcrful boat on the II udson river. Of course,
(very body almost, was ready to pass sentence
of death upon hoth owner and officers. And
I sco in the lust Bugle, that you call tho loss of
lifo in that frightful cssuulity, murder so does
almost every body. I sco not how any body
can ho brought to trial; as every man almost,
his so prejudged the case, as to be entirely dis
qualified to sit upon tho jury.
And I also call it murder. Cool, deliberate,
downright murder wanting in nothing, except
the malice pr.pente.
But this ago is not fit to try tho case. Instead
of it, tho age itself should first bo brought to
trial. We havo butchered, hung, tortured and
enslaved men so long, that now human lifo is of
no value to us whatever. Onemurdcr used "to
in sic o a villain" "millions a hero" and a hero
made a king or a president. Now, one murder
is'nt seen by tho naked eye and multitudes
torn in pieces by Railroad collisions, or broiled
to death in burning steamboats, make well,
they make on item for the Morning S'ttetpapert I
Recklessness the most bloody, characterizes
tho age. Tho god wo pray to, is speed. On
its terrible altar, we immohtto wholo hecatomb
of human beings, at a single sacrifice, Atcvcry
such olfcring the newspapers pmfeu to bo shock
ed. But forthwith, out comes Comeit & Co , or
Chain Lightning & Sons, with theil "Xew l)i
pntih Line," or "Telegraphic Express," to carry
uny where and every w here, on ses or land, "nit
the ,rny tritluiitl charge," and "throwik by day
light." E litors get freo tiexcts, and blow their
windy puffs for the "cntcrpiising proprietors,"
who aro "determined not lo bo beat," w ho have
thus "annihilated time and distance," and "fur
nished tho travelling public with means of loco
motion, worthy tho progressive spirit of tho
Old and safe lines aro etorved out, nnd every
body almost takes to the new. Tho multitudo
applaud, the newspapers head an article "The
Qcickkht tkt" !! and prniso whatever happens
to succeed In tho "neck or nothing" undertak
ing. " Tho results aro well known. Only the new
lines can do "a liciny biuiiteu," as it is called
& killing business accompanies tho cnteprise.
Every whero there will be supply, if the de
mand exist. No matter in what department of
human existence or human sUaiis. Tho age
demands speed. It will havo it. It gets it, but
it must pay tho price. It does pay it.
Let such an age go hang itself. It surely
should not wreak its vengeanro nn a few poor
steamboat captains, mado villians by its own
hands. They work for pay. They bring to
market w hat sells best. Tho buyer and con
sumer aro as guilty sure, as ho who only comes
into market with his wares. Steamboats arc
not all that race. Everything is "racing." We
must havo it so no matter how many lives oro
But I did not think to consume so much timo
on this subjec t. The steamer Henry Clay has
destroyed herself in tho general destruction of
a hundred human ly'cs. Another Henry Clay
has also just disappeared whoso career was a fur
noro destructive one to human happiness, and
human hopes. Ho has left a Will enslaving
multitudes yet to bo born, and prolonging tho
unpitied servitude of many now in chains.
Murius, wo must write a codicil in thut bloody
Testament. Sooner than that, must thoso
slaves he freo. So help us heaven.
I hope tho campaign beforo us, will bo one
w hose results shall reach, and carry joy to the
remotest victim of American oppression.
Never before saw our country so dark a day.
Desperation murks our evcty footstep. Wo
havo becomo great and powerful, and oro using
our power to subscrvo most fearful ends. Liko
somo dissoluto and abandoned youth, who hns
succeeded to an immense estate, we seem bout
on destroying ourselves, and as many others as
can be involved in the ruin.
Men aro talking of "saving tho Union." A
greater salvation than thut is demanded to-day.
The salvation of man, by tho vindication and
promulgation of Truth, Honor and Justice.
Let us becomo such saviours, with a holy zcol,
and lofty devotion, and tho Ood of heaven shall
siuilo on our labors. Ho shall crown them with
his blessing, and with abundant success.
Yours in fatigue und hurry,
CLEVELAND, 6th August, 1852.
Woman's Rights in California. Here is an
advertisement copied from a California pupcr.
It looks as though the women nf tho Gold state
wcro going into business. We daro sny, how
ever, they will havo wit enough to go at it,
without much aid from the legal services of
fered. Tho undersignod begs leave to offer his legal
services to Married I.alics, who wish to avail
themselves of tho bonetit of the Act approved
April 12th, 1832, stylcii, "An Act to authnrizo
Married Women to Transact Business iu their
own name, as Solo Traders." Tho undersigned
hud tho honor to project the ahovo Law, and
thcrofnro believes himself pcrl'cct.y competent
to curry out its salutary provisions, which give
to women tho rights they ouht to huve had
long ago. WM. RAUE.
OlHco. Clay St., Hallo's building.
Honorable Slave Trader.
The Wsshinton Correspondent of the Pitts
burgh Gazc'tc, (ays that General Waddy
Thompson of South Carolina, become rich by
his connection with tho famous Gardinor claim,
and that aftor its payment, he " took away with
him to tho South, the likeliest gang of niggers,'
forty-nine in all, of evcy age and both sexes,
that was over driven in one drove, out of Mary.
Letter from A. Brooke.
Dba MAnius: I have boen reading and
thinking of Josepha Treat' late effusions in th
Standard and Bugle, in a mood half amused,
half regretful. A problem for the curious in
such matter to attempt to solve is presented,
which may thus be stated. How long a time
will it probably take for "Garrisonism," that
terriblo bug-bear to a quiet-loving community,
to " back square out," and Treatum, to assume
the vacated position ? I apprehend the labor
will be somewhat difficult to persuade the slave
to "distinguish" between the robber who ha
him by the throat, and the deeds don by said
robber, so that while he tenderly love- the one,
he may cordially hate tho other. And for thst
matter I should not wonder if all geneme
friends of freedom would occasionally be pas
sled for a long time to come) in "distinguish
ing" between tho villain and tho villainy, be
tween cause and effect, so accnratcry s to per
mit their sensitives to flow out in loving kind
noss toward tho one, and hatred and reproof
toward tho other. As the question ha "got
to bo settled," I feel like adding my mite in
assisting to do it. Thcro Is evidence of so much
good feeling and earnestness of purpose ire
friend Trest, that I regret to see the danger ho
is in of losing his way in tho fog. The law ot
Nature arc inexorable, and attraction and re
pulsion w ill exist, in spite of all that may be)
; said. Liko will tend towards like, and aa an
I Individual who receives a benefit is unable to
1 distinguish between his feelings of enjoyment
J In the blessing received, and his emotion to.
wsrd the visihlo benefactor, so the oppressed
cannot seperato tho Idea of the injury sustain
ed, from his feelings toward tho oppressor who
Imperfection In language, perhaps, aids in
promoting lndetlnite..es of idea. Treat says,
"Abolitionists never denounced a slave-owner
in lovo." What is lovo or what is to be un
derstood from the use of tho word in this con
nection ) Does ho expect me, whilst ho desire
me to "dennuneo'' tho deeds of one whose
almost every act is clearly a direct violation of
the right of his fellows, to feel towsrds him
those emotions which spontaneously flow out
towards another, who is exactly tho opposite
character ) Does ho feel tho same kind of
emotion, personally, towards tho slavo-ownrr,
snd commissioner Ingroham, and Daniel Web
ster, that he does towards M. R. Robinson,
William L. Garrison, Sullio Holly, and Lucy
Stone i 1 need not ask, for to do so ii as impos
sible to him, as for any other natural antago
nisms to coalace.
It is a question of importance to ourselves
to determine exactly the proper relation
wo should sustain towards slave-owners ard
slavo-holdcrs. As I undentand the word
denunciation, I esteem it a duty to denounce
slave-owners and slavo-holders, to themselves,
and to society first, to preparo them for re
pentance and reform, next, to warn ctlurs
against fulling into the same evil practices.-.
This duty grows out of the relation we sustain
to tho oppressor, the oppressed, and society.
And as I understand the word love, I esteem it
my duty to love thoso evil doers so far a to
avoid all infringement upon their natural right,
and to put into operation all the influence I can
possess, in arousing their conscieni-es to activi
ty. It is in this sense I understand the duty of
loving our neighbors as ourselves, and thus only
cun I love tho slaceholder. Tho wrong he
does, coni'crs no right upon mo to violato natu
ral law in my intercourse with him and society.
But the community nf interests which exist
between him, and his victim, and all others,
w ith myself, renders it my duty to apjieal to
his conscience through his intellect, by showing
what ho is, in contrast with whot he should
be. Iu denouncing him then, I am violating
no Inw which commands mo to lovo him. As
ho is a being compound in ehnraetoi, not wholy
depraved, wherever I can prcccivo tho oppor
tunity to appeal to the good still within him, to
cherish and promoto its growth, this too is ray
duty. But as conscience, the only arbiter be
tween us, is a blind impulse, and jnst as active
in a wrong direction aa a right, when not sufl.
eiently cnlightcnd by intellect, it seems as if it
should bo plain, that we havo in tho first place
to goad tho wrong doer into repentance be
foro we can expect reform. Tho anger and ill
feeling he exhibits under tho operation is not
wholly directed against the ono who disturb
his easo. A port of it turns inward upon him
self and this ia the first step unconsciously ta
ken towards the right.
To chango tho subject, is not this the time to
muko an effort for tho liheration of poor Dray
ton and Sayrcs. Political considerations it is
to bo hoped no longer stand in the way of then?
liberation by President Fillmore, and perhape
ho would he glad to be solicited to fcol the lux
ury of doing good. Tho coming snnivcrsary
w ill afford a fuvnrublc opportunity to got petU
lions freely circulated. I wish it were possible
foi me to be with you. Subjoined is a form
w e are using, dopted in tho hope that it oon
tain nothing offensive to any party or opinion.
It may bo generally signed.
Yours affectionately, A. BROOKE.
OAKLAND, Aug 5, 1852.
To Millard Fillmoro, President of the V, 8.
of America. The undersigned rosidonts of Ohio
I -- ii-qum oi you to roleaso,
j thoso prisoners of the nation, Messrs. Drayton
ana oayros, now in Washington prison, for rea.
ons which must commend thotnsclves too for.
cibly to your own judgement and feelings to
make it neccssuy for m to rccito them.
Thonetio Advocatb Thi paper, of which
wo havo beforo poken a an excellent one,
apart from its oonnexion with the phonetio re.
form, coinmonoed a new volume with it last
No. It is worthy of the patronage of all who
are intorostod in thi reform. Published by
Longloy ft Brother, Cincinnati, fl (Opwin