Newspaper Page Text
Slit ntt-llllMfVII Hlti-ilit
Wa OoD0OMMMnTOTAK THiTnt mrnT
kD M.0W A DOLOROUS OR A JAUHINO BLAST, IT
LIRS HOT IM MAN WILL WHAT HI AH ALL SAT OR
WAT If! n ALL OOXCBAfc. Milton.
SALEM, OJIIO, AVOVST 28. 1852.
EXECUTION COMMITTEE meets September 5th.
Tenth Annual Report of the Western Anti-
Tenth Annual Report of the Western Anti-Slavery Society.
Jojrful for thorn oeMof tlio past, and hopeful
for the future, the Executive Committee of the
Western Anti-Slavery Society, present their
tenth Annual Report.
Tlio financial affair of the lout year will be
fully presented in the report of the Treasurer,
to which the Society is revered.
The committco have been embarrassed, In
consoquenco of tho non-payment of the pledges
rude during previous years, and the dclinqucn-
dies of subscribers to tho Anti-Slavery Bugle.
Of theso subscribers, the Publishing Agent has
recently struck from tho list, about 200, who
re owing to the Society sum not much ,hort
of $ 1000. The committee have resolved, hore
ftpr to discontkitio fheso extended credits to
subscribers, and somo of their number have ad
Tocatcd tAo requisition of payment, strictly in
advance In consequence of the lack of agents,
Jittlo hashcen dono by way of soliciting contri
butions, and much of what lias been received,
therefore been eminently n free-will ofleriiijj
evjncing on the part of tho donors, a devotion
to the cause which is highly encouraging.
Tho annual fair, conducted by tho Indies of
Balcm, aided by those of various other places,
tvas successful beyond tho anticipations of it4
friends, considering tho iinfavornblo cireuin-
stances under which it was held. The proceeds j
devoted to tho objects of our society, were very
received. Valu.ihlo contributions
Were made to the fair, and thus to tho Society,
by tho ladies of Adrian, and vicinity, in Michi
gan, and lo ly the committee of tho Philadel
Wo havo also tho pleasure, of acknowledging
thp munificent gift to tho cause, by a gentb
man and his wife at tho West, of eleven hun
dred dollars. Two liwndrcd of it havo been
realized during the past year, tho remainder will
probably not bo availublo lor two or three years
to porno. Wo oro not permitted to announce
tho names of tlioso friends. Hut not tho less
on that account, will tho slavo and all his truo
lricnds bless them ; and not the less will Heaven
confirm that blessing.
Their disinterested devotion to tho cause, is
additionally manifest, by their request of the
committco, to conccntrato tho labor which
might result from their contributions, upon
Ohio, Indiana, or wherever they deemed it
most advantageously bestowed, without regard
to their own locality. Tho general emulation
pf this spirit, in contributions and labor, would
Regenerate our land. Would muke it the homo
of tbo free tho habitation of virtue and love.
Wo commend tho cxamplo to all who profess
regard for tho slavo and for humanity.
The Anti-Slavery Bugle, which has now
nearly complotcd its seventh volume, has been
M horctofore, looked upon by tho committee as
most important instrumentality. And they
ask of all tho friends of tho Society, their earn.
est co-operation in extending its circulation.
With tho utmost caro and economy on tho part
tho committee, tho publishing agent, anal tho
printcr, (ho expense of publication has been ro
jiiiead Sower than ever before, and tho annual
receipts augmented. The expense of publica
tipn the lust year, has been about $1(500. The
receipts for advertising and on subscription havo
beon $12j0 Of, leaving a balance of $110 G9 to
be paid from tho general fund. A diaft, less by
f 300, than that required tho year previous.
Yot, even this, should bo rendered unnecessary,
tho coming year, and tho paper made a paying'
ponccrn. It will be, with its present number of
subscribers, if all w ill promptly pay their sub
scriptions. For this wo appeal to all the read
er) of the paper. It is not an appeal for charity,
but for justice.
jUaeply as ever impressed with thcimpnrtanco
of the labors of tho living speaker, to our suc
cess, tho committco havo dono what they could
to meet the numerous and earnest demands
upon them, for nid in that department. Yet
our utmost efforts IjBvo been so inadequate, as
to be slmost a mockery to tho wants of the peo
ple and the interests of tho cause.
J4r. Pillsbmy's invaluable services wcro eon?
finiied in t),is state, between two und three
months after our last anniversary. In company
wi'h Mr. and Mrs. CirifTln, he successfully visi
ted Medina, Huron,' Lorain and adjacent coun
ties, and it was with regret they were compelled
to cut short their laboiq in that promising field.
Mis Sallio llolley, also labored very acceptably
n tho people, for somo weeks at that period.
At tho same time also, C. C. Burleigh visited
sovcrul towns in Western .Pennsylvania be
sides numerous places in this state, and was
everywhere cqrdiully welcomed by friends and
gladly heard. Wo aro alio indebted to Mr.
Jlurlcih, for an interesting and valuable mis
sion performed in this state, tho lust spring.
JB time then being majnly spent in tho Soiithr
western part of the stnte,
. W. Walker, with his htbitusl devotir.n,
pas labored as our agent during most of tho
year. He spent thrco months of tho winter in
Michigan, wher he inot from abolitionists, a
cordial reception. They extended to him tlit r
co-operation, and contributed to tho funds of
tha society a sufficient amount to defray (he ex
penses of his visit to tho state. While there,
lie was for a time aiijod by tha voluntary servi
ce of Henry C. Wright, till failing hcsllh com
pelled him to retire, leaving Mr. Walker to
necessarily increased labors, which he faithfully
performed, though they wcro rendered moro
ryjng by the severity of ths season. Michigan
presents a most inviting field for anti-slavery
iU,1or Wr" n it repaid ell that has been be- .
oWla ul,on it. No truer friends of freedom
hich havo proceeded it. All havo slowly
tended to the object we seek, vi: thednrup
opportuncly tion of tho tics which bind freedom to slavery.
All, whether brought a'siut by tho friends or
and protection of slavo owners, and slavery
propagandists. Wo arc glad to learn that not
pf withstanding the exposed and defenceless posi-
those in that state havo
Their earnest request 1st
for more luhcrcr, accompanied with tho assur
ance, that to the faithful presentation of tho
truth, tho intelligent philanthropy of the itato
will promptly respond.
John F. Selhy has labored aa the agent of tho
Society, for several month, in western Penn
sylvania. The friends in tho various places ho
has visited havo given a good report of hit lubors,
and have shown their appreciation of their
worth, by contributions to his support.
The radirul anti-slavery press of tho country
is growing in favor und receiving a more liberal
support. Tho Liberator -nd Anti-Slavery
Slinida.d are doing their thorough and cfliciotit
work, elevating the tone of community to their
own high itandnrd of mornls as applied to
American slavery. The Pennsylvania Freeman
Lunder the conduct of Oliver Johnson hus been
enlarged its circulation increased and its pros-
VKt ",ul opportunity for usefulness augmented,
! i'olnc of the 'rc0 S"'1 pipers of this stale arc
' doing a good work in the community, and pro
1 sent a more ng'ircssivc spirit in regard to slavery
The anti-slavery conventions of the past year,
have been marked with enthusiasm and hopeful
energy. Tlicy have done much to inspire with
conlidenec and stimula'o to set ion tho anti-
slavery men and women of tho land. Such
was the meeting in Cincinnatti in Apriljnst
such tho uimivcp-itry of tho American anti-
slavery society at Iloehcstcr tho annual gath-
'rilli?s oi tno Jiassaciiusctts and I'ennsuvaina
Stato Societies, and tho New Unhand conven
tlo" ar"l Ul'l 'bo numerous local conventions
bc!d in various parts of the country.
The year we now close has not been less fruit
tu incident and dcvclopemcnt than tliose
enemies of freedom, have more deeply fixed tho
conviction upon tho public mind, that neither
in church or state, can wo servo liberty and
slavery, as wo have vainly attempted to do.
The outragcs'of slavery upon tho north, under
cover of tho fugitive law, and tho quiet sub
' mission with which thu great body of the peo
ple havo received them, affords a melancholy
index of our national degeneracy. Under tho
influence of this law, the Colonisation Society,
has been warmed inti1 new life and activity.
The law and tho society harmonize uhxo with
that prejudice at the north, which degrades and
cxpclls tho colored man, and with that cupidity
ul the south which would rcmovo whatever en
dangers tho security or tho prjfit of slavery.
The society has therefore meanly taken advan
tage of tho tcrro- and despair, with which tho
law has stricken tho hearts of our free colored
population. In their terror for their liberty and
their lives, it has endeavored to invciglo them
into its meshes, and transport them to Africa.
Its agents have perambulated tho north per
suading colored people soliciting funds and
declaiming on the glories of Africa evangelized.
Its receipts the post year havo been qugincntcd,
and its hopes of governmental aid e cited,
though ns yet not to bo realized. It influenco
is also seen in tho convention of l'reo colored
colonizatitmUts in Baltimore city. An uncx
1 am pled event, but ono which received tho favor
tion of our frecxolored people, and though their
safety compells them to emigrate, they arc gen
erally unwilling to trust that philanthropy
which thrives and extends itself by a partner
ship with slavery and legalized kidnapping.
A few days after our last anniversary, tho
slivo hunter (jorsuch, met a bloody retribution
lit the hands of his- intended victims at Chris
tiar a. The succeeding history of that event
the murderous purpose of the government, to
destroy under form of law tho lives of innocent
citizens. Its attempt to revivo from tho explo
ded despotism of past ages, tho doctrino of con
structive treason, and engraft it upon our own
judiciary is familiar to all thoso interested in
tho cause of freedom ; but wo feat forgotton by
those multitudes who are striving to perpetuate
the power which attempted all this.
Tho rcscun of Jerry nt Syracuse, w ith its an
tecedent case at Boston, in connexion with the
bloody resistance of Christiana tho aavage
but unsuccessful assault upon Duuicl at Buffalo,
with other failures ; tho ttrmncasof the colored
people and tho decided tono of northern citi
zens in muny localities speaking tho language
of resistance and dc fiance i all theso causes have
in a most sulutary manner deterred" from very
numerous clforts to execute this law.
New York and Pennsylvania havo especially
suffered frQin tho incursions of slavo hunters,
Whilo Ohio, bordering upon two slavo states,
Olid numbering many well beaten thoroughfares
to Queen Victoria's realm, ha been uuvisited
by legal kidnappers. This is the more obscrva-
u.e, as mo lugiuvcs residing among us, are
iiiirnrrnus. nml thn iducea nf tlinir vftiiiln,i.A In
many cases well known to their claimants.
Wo know of no icason to deter them from tho
attempt to rcenpturo their cslraycd property,
except a wholesome regard to what they deem
tbo publio sentiment, of tho community where
tne tuguivcs nave taken refuge. Iwo year s
rulo of this law has resulted in tho rccapturo of
less than a scoro und a half of victims, thus
proving it for all purpose of reclamation, a
failure. Two months havo passed sinco Whigs
and Democrats recorded their solemn pledgo at
Baltimore, that it should not only bo a finality,
but a living actuality, with their aid and sup
port. And yet tho south has never dared to
test their fidelity to this oath. The only gain
of iho perpetuity of this law, so insisted upon
by tho south, will be, its perpetuity as badge
of northern humiliation and servility.
A msrkod event of the past year, and on not
unconnected, with pur enterprise has been the
, ctn 1)0 founil. hnn
visit of Kossuth. Ho came among us, the au
IfK hn,i,e.l anoslle of lil.orlv. To secure the oh-
thniire I apostle of liberty. To. secure'the oh.
ject of bis mission, with unfortunate inconsis
tency, hp bowed in silent homage to tho dark
spirit of slavery I lit suffered it to palsy his
tongue, in regard to a tyranny, such as Hungary
whh all her wrongs, has rover known. It in
duced him to pour forth flattery with unheard
of eloquence, upon tho tyrants, whoso money
and favor he sought to win. He has left us a
sad and disappointed man. May his policy and
his failure, ho a warning to nil future advocate
of freedom, Thus, will his mission not be in
vain. It will not. For notwithstanding his
silent complicity with slavery, bo has left en
graved upon the hearts of the people, great
truths, w hich will never be forgotten. Terrible
is the guil', and unmeasured the meanness of
this nation, which could thus tempt the great
apostle and martyr of European freedom from
his fidelity, and then dismiss him an exilo
dishonored and despairing. It 'is a work worthy
of American slavery, and of its supporters to
Though a large majority of the ministers and
churches of tho West are dead to all actively
benevolent regard to tho slave J and are blindly
and heartlessly opposing his friends, and sus
taining and sanctifying the giant wickedness of
our land, wo can yet refer, with great pleasure,
to tho moro favorablo position of many of the
clergy, ami to the agitation of tho question in
many of the churches. Tbo Freo Presbyterian
movement in Ohio, has in its success, evinced
a still rcmniuing conscience, and a susceptibility
of moral influence, w hich we had begun to do-
spair of ever seeing aroused in tbo church. Tho
christian anti-slavery conventions, which havo
been held during tho last year, have exhibitel
an advancement in anti-shivery position and an
unwonted boldness in tho utterance of truth.
One immediate result of this outspoken fldeli'y
the slave, has been to prove anew, that even
evangelical orthodoxy may not speak and act in
tarncit, without oflixing to itself tho stigma of
infidelity. But we rejoice to know that tho best
our ministeri, and the purest of our churches
aro still undetercd. Whilo this is so, there is
hopo that the bonds of tho slave may yet bo
broken, and liberty proclaimed through all tho
land to all tho inhabitants thereof, ,
For the wholo year past, tho country has been
filled w ith n.itesof preparation for the presiden
tial conflict. Abundantly satisfied with tho
experience of Northern slave drivers, those who
years, havo in this government set up one.
und put down another, proclaimed their inten
tion of having the candidates from the North .
declaring, that tho test of fitness, should bo an
approval of the compromiso measures, a decla
ration of their finality, and a solemn pledgo
their faithful execution. No regard was
had, or even professed, to northern opinions
northern interest, or northern principles. I
was deemed a full equivalent, for all that was
valtiablo in northern interests, that, two of her
citizens who should be found most servile,
heartless, and unprincipled, should receive nom
inations for tho presidency. Northern Whigs
Democrats readily consented to this valua
tion of their honor and distinctive interests.
Candidates of unquestioned qualification, camo
forward in unexampled numbers, glad to barter
tho stipulated price, their manhood, their
liberty, and their souls. Tho only rivalry bo- '
tween tbo candidates, and tho parties, was, who
should sink lowest in tho depths of infamy and
The nominations have been made. The South
has got of all others tho men sho wants. Ei
ther one is true to her purpose, and yet she has
proudly rejected thoso w ho wcro most meanly
servile, to obtain her fuvor. They damned
themselves to infamy nnj thcu lost the reward
they sought, though not the ono they merited.
c have no lunguago with which to charac- ,
terizc the principles to which these candidates I
ure pledged. Nor is it needful. Tho heart of
every honest man, can do nothing less than re
ject them, w ith indignation o:-.d scorn, mingled
with contempt mid pity, for tho men who avow
Dark is this view of our political horizon.
But yet wo will not despair. Even the slave-
catching law with its infernal principles, and !
tho monstrous savagcifm of its execution, hus
not been in vain. Nor in vain is the present '
position of tho pro-slavery parties of tho hind.
compels the members of thoso parties to ac
knowledge to themselves that they are tho sup
porters of tho worst of all despotisms, and in
very sliomo they aro silont. They make no I
pretensions, and wo havo for once, no hypocricy
this kind to expose. It has arrayed more
distinctly tho parties for freedom end slavery
and has made, deeper and broader tha gulf be
To tho samo end ha tended tho roccnt Pitts
burgh Convention, though by tho opposite
course of action. That convention by its num
bers, its enthusiasm, its boldness, gives hopo of
greater good from the labors of political anti
slavery, than cvci before. Thero i nothing to
fear from tho recklessness and during of slave
ry, if it provokes a corresponding boldness on
tho part of tho fiicnds of freedom. Thoso
have eonscicneo and heart in their work. They
havo on their side tho co-opcrution of truth,
and truo men everywhere whilo tho very
boldness of dc8positiiit often demonstrates only
its desperation and weakness. Nevei, sinco the
great compromiso with slavery in the adoption
of tho constitution, has such a body of politi
cians assumed so bold am) defiant a position.
Though portions of their platform do infer
entially, recognize tho obligation to sup
port slavery, or at least to let it alone under
stuto authority, yet it more positive and direct
assertions, repudiate tho idea. Without vio
loncs of interpretation, it language may b
construed into a repudiation of all law and
compact which support slavery.
Tho difference between Frco Soilcrs and our
selves heretofore, ho been this : They limited
and regulated their action against slavery, by
tho requirement of the constitution. Tbev
cknowlrdved the right of thn slaveholder, by
virtue pf the constitutional compact, to hold
his slaves within his own stotr, and to capture
them out of it, in such manner aa the constitu
tion prescribed. They approved of tho Vt inn
of the States, with the constitution as the bond,
prescribing tho forms and limitations, under
which freedom and slavery should co-cxist and
co-operate for the general welfare."
We on the other hand have uniformly do
med the rightful existence of slavery, any and
everywhere. We bnvc relused to recognise tho
validity of any law, constitution, or compact of
union, which sustains it, whenever, wherever,
however, or by whomsoever made. Hence wo
havo repudiated the slave-catching constitution
as heartily as the slave. catching law, and have
sought and do still seek, not a removal of tho
mere Incidents and inseparabilities of sluvery,
while continuing our union with state robbers
of human liberty rot to make " slavery sec
tional," but to make lihkhty I'NrvEiisAL. We
therefore seek the dissolution of the pro-slavery
union which now exists, as an iudispcnsible
prerequisite to a union for freedom,
Tbo Pittsburgh Convention, by declaring that
"nono can bo deprived cf life, liberty, and tho
pursuit of happiness, by ra!il fcvyiVurVort.exccpt
for crime" " Tbut sluvery is a sin uguinst Uod,
and a crime against man, which no law nor
usage can muko right" by denying the "bind
ing force" of the fugitive luw upon Iho Amer
ican peoplo by so interpreting the constitution
as to bring it in harmony with its avowed ob
ject ( vis. to establish justice, and secure tho
blessings of liberty," thus nullifying tho con
J theting provisions of that instument, w hich
recognise and sanction slavery the convention,
by theso plain dcclarations.has ullirincd the greut
truth wo havo so long contested with tho Free
Soil party. That tho luw of justice is supreme,
sud all cot flieting annulments, and covenants,
aro null and void. So far as a declaration of
opinion cim go, the Freo 'Democracy arc now
justly obnoxious to the charge w hich, w hile they
boro another name, ihey warmly repelled; that
of being tho enemies of the existing Constitu
tion and Union but one to w hich it hus ever
been our highest glory to plead guilty. Wo
anxiously wait tho action of those friends in
correspondence 'with this principle. There is
need that they maintain it with decision und
firmness. It in tho only ono that can success
fully contest with the grasping and unscrupu
lous slave power. Thero is need for the union
of all whoso desires aro for justice, upon
the highest and purest principles of Freedom.
We are yet in tho midst of tho battle. The
victory is not won, nor even tlio triumphant
progress of sluvery checked. It is yet march
iug from conquering to conquer. Whether Scott
or Pierce shall load its forces, tho next four
years will, we fear, witness the annexation of
slavo-ridden Cubs, and tho externum of tho
national power, and with it slavery, over tho
Sandwich Islands, and a largo portion of Mcxi
co. To thwart theso purposes of aluvo exicn
tion, wo propose to strike at sluvery itsilf
wherever we cun make a blow availuble. It hus
no biding place so venerable that wo may not
search out and expose its aboiuinutioii it can
fly to no altar so sacred as to shield it from our
assaults. Wo wago no defensive war. It is ono
Especially is it required of the members and
friends of this society that they remain firm in
their hostility to any union with the slave power
for tho sako of temporary advantage. The his
tory of tho nation prove that such unions
are always destructive to liberty. Uur especial
work, tho regeneration of publio sentiment is
yet unuttaincd. Let us not he diverted from
it by any doubtful instrumentalities, or by di
recting our main forco against mere side is
sues with tlio slave power. Such will but weak
en our power and defer tho day of our success.
Tenth Annual Meeting of the Western Anti-Slavery
Tim Society nsx bled in Friend' Mcelinrr
house in Salem, August 21m, cV'2.
TIih meeting vviik culled to order by John
Bmilli, td' Mecca, onu of thu Vice President.
The President lining nliseiit, 1!. jiown was
appointed President, pro teni. On minimi
Jus. Ilumbletoil, Klizu UThoniMH, mid J. V.
'i'uvviicr wcro uppuintcd ossistunt Seciclii
lies. On motion, Pinker PilUlnny.J. W. Wnlker,
Oliver Johnson, Low in Morgan, Mur'm L.
GiihliiigM mid Emily Kobinsnii were appoint
ed n business eiMiiiniiiei).
During Ilia absence of the committor, tho
meeting wu enterlniiieil by II. Ilenvn, Juculi
lleiiton nml Mm ins II. Kiiliiiixiin.
Business coiumittee.repoiteil through their
clinii innii, in part.
First eerie of resolution, relating to the
pro-shivery character of tbo American
Church, were then taken up mid discussed
at oin lunglli, by Parker Pillslmry, who in
a struin of thrilling eloquence, spoke of Iho
vuluo of liiiiniin liberty, mid lliurelure the in
describable iu of milking merchandise of
man, or countenancing it, by recognizing thn
right of nfuvulioliler to religious or political
fellowship willi freemen.
Joseph Barker mado interesting remark,
defining hi position in leleienco to the mili
sluvery movement of iq day said lliat lie
felt thut hi spiritual home wn among the
most ulira uboliiionist, but that lie had no
hesitation in occasionally leaving hi home
and acting with others, to atrike an cJTeclive
blow in llits right direction gave encour
aging example, to show the good effect of
agitation in changing the sentiment of the
Adjourned to meet nt liulf post two.
Meeting emne to order, President in lite
chair house being cruwdetl. I. Pierce mado
remniks in favor of voting. J. W. Walker
ami Porker pillshiiry niiule effective speeches)
in support ol'llif resolution.
On motion of K. O. Thorni n committee
of nine on nomination, W as pHinti'il, con
sisting of K. G. Thoimm. h'mnuel Myer,
Mnrj Oilliert, Oliver O. Brown, Mnrrena
Miller, Miirin L. Giddi'ig ami llumiali Wile-
On motion n rommiitm of fivn, w-rst np
pointed on finance, rnnsisling of James IW
liaby, Elizabeth Vn-kers, Samuel Brook, Ami
Sbreeve nml I). . lime.
Bending of the resolution called for
Frederick D'.iilosw look t-xcYptioii In the
wording of 2l resolution. Oliver Johnson
moved mi nmemhiient discussed n om
length by Joseph Baiker, Pinker Pillshury,
I. Pierce, Mai ins B.. Bnlnsou, and Frederick
Douglass. Thn motion to amend wn then
withdrawn nml I list resolution recommitted
to lint business committee.
Moved that when wo adjourn, we niljniirn
to meet lo-moirow morning, ul ten o'clock,
in the grove, if I lie weather lie suitable, other
wise, in Iho Town Hall. Adjourned.
MORNING SESSION, 2nd DAY.
The morning being pleasant Iho society
assembled in the drove. F. Douglas enter
tained ibe nuiliei.ee previous In the time of
meeting, in showing Ihnt Ihe highest use we
can iiiaku nl this day (Suiul.i)) is to pleud
the cause of Immunity.
A huge nssemlil.ige of peoplo being con
vened, thu society was culled to order by the
The song (I urn an Abolitionist) wn sung
by the Heighlou.
Annual report of the executive commilteo
was lead by Mai in B. Bohiimuu.Currespoiid-
Pending n .noiioit to accept tho report,
remarks were made hy F. Douglas, M. B.
Robinson, It. 8. Jones mill P.uker Pillshury
ns lo who were entitled to vnte in the, so
ciety, Bepnit accepted nml adopted.
On motion President wn iimhorigcd to ap
point n I'oimiiillee of three to niidilt Ibe
lien irer' report. 'I hnt committee consists
of B. ISown, Ad.ilinn Joiner, ami John S.
Commiltee on nomiuutioii made their
Accepted nod adopted.
A ileepk pathetic sp-eeb w as m.ule h) J.
E. J nies on the horrors of slavery. Mill
nflii uni'i; her abiding lt.il It in llin rllli-iem-y
of tin: ii.eiisiires jf the American Ami
Slavei j Society lor Iho final overthrow ol
Business committee reported oilier reso
lutions. On ii million lo amend the second reso
lution no ii lo designate. Ihe ib uomiliatioll
excepted lioiu the charge nt guill mule
against the churches, remark were mnile
by J.' Bilker, J. Ileuion, B. S. June, 1.
I'leicn mid others.
Thu series relative to the churches were
then umiiiimoiisly adopted.
On million of Oliver Johnson the resolu
tion relative to Ihe political pal lies, were
then taken up lor discussion.
On motion society adjourned lo meet at
Afler iho dinging of wmg, meeting was
culled lo order hy the Piesideur.
Joseph Baiker first look I bo stand, mid
rend u scries of resolutions, upon which he
made n most elli ctivo speech, in Ihe iiiiilsl
of which the ruin cauiy ihnvn iu liwrents.
The people relused to niljoiirii to n bouse,
nml snug n song during the baldest part of
the rain, hfler which Air. Baiker continued
The resolution ollered hy Joseph li n ker
adopted. J. Barker ofli-red u resohilion dis
carding the prosltvery interpretation of Ihe
Bible. Moved that it hn taken up lor discus
sion. Kimiiu k hy II. C. Wright. Resolu
tion laid over.
Resolution on pol'uicnl action then taken
tip II. C. Wright made remark in support.
F. DougliiMS made reply, with u view to show
that wu may innocently support ihe Govern
ment mid hold office under it.
Oil motion, adjourned lo meet to-morrow,
ut leu o'clock, in Friend' meeting house.
MORNING SESSION. 3rd DAY.
Society called to order by the President.
Resolutions on Politcul action then taken up.
On motion of Henry C. Wright. 10 o'clock
was agreed upon as the hour at which tho sub
ject of finance should be taken up.
Remarks by Allan Hiscy against tho resolu
tions before tho meoting.
A point of order was discussed by several
persons, after which J. W. Walker spoke in
support of tho resolution.
Finunce Committco called on.-
On motion, Lot Holme waa appointed on
that committee in place of Ssmuol Brooke, de
clined. J. Barnaby (chairman of the commit,
teo) presented tho financial condition pf the
Barclay C. Gilbert (Free Soilcr) moved that one
hundred persons pledgo themselves to pay five
dollar a year for five years.
Frederick Douglass and Joseph Barker made
effcotivo speocho in behalf of thi' proposition.
Remark wcro slso made on tho asms subject
by nmry Willi of Mich., Win. Stcdman, So:
Joumer Truth, Rachel Trescott and others.
Adjourned to meet at 2 o'clock P, M.
Convention assembled, President elect in tha
chair. Meeting addressed by Rachel Trescott
in reference to the wrongs of the slave and ex
horting to greater faithfulness. . .
On motion resolved, that when we adjourn,
we adjourn to meet at early candle light this
Parker Pillshury offered a resolution In refer
to tho former and present position of Oerrit
Smith, as illustrating the seducing influencs of
politics. Laid on the table lor tho present.
Finance then taken up. Remarks by Pills
bury, Walker, Heuton, Gilbert, Mutius lbin
son nd others.
The ono hundred five dollar pledge being
secured, resolutions on political action wcra
then taken up.
Parker pillshury mado a convincing speech
in support of the resolutions.
U. P. Smith spoke against the resolutions.
The voto was then tukert upon their adoption
and carried unanimously. Voted to take up
the unfinished business it the evening session.
Adjourned till candle light.
NIGHT SESSION, 3rd DAY.
Meeting called to otdcr by Lot Holme, one
of the ice Presidents.
Samuel Brooke offered a resolution in refer
ence to the influence that sustain slavery in this
country, supported it by om remarks.
The Meeting took up tho following resolu
tion: 4. lleiovtit. That nil thoso notion ro
spertiuu the divine mithoi ily of toe Jewish
hiiiI Christian scriptures, which give nlrcugtli
lo proslavery churches nml priest hood, Hie
dishonorable to God nml injurious In man,
nml should he exposed und exploded with
After a speech in its support by Josph Dar
ker, it was on tion, laid on tho tablo. Oliver
Johnson made remarks on the resolution ond rel
ative to the corrupting influence of polities. By
permission of tbo speaker, Parker Pillshury
read from the great speech of Charles Sumner,
in Faueuil Hall, previous to his election and
contrasted it with hi recent speech in the Senate
on the resolution enquiring into tho expedien
cy of abolishing the Fugitivo Slave Luw. (I.
Johnson continued his remarks.
I. Pierce inudr remarks against the resolution,
further discussed by Manns R. Robinson and
lined remarks were made by Sojourner Tt'Uth.
On motion ol J. W. Walker, a voto of thanks
was offered to Ihe proprietors of the house, and
ihe citizens of Salem and vicinity lor tlieir kind
ness and hospituhty,
I'nrkcr Pill-bury made soino closing remarks,
after w Inch the Society adjourned, im du.
OFFICERS FOR THE ENSUING YEAR.
BENJAMIN BOWEN, President.
I.OT Homm, Col. County.
Ju ipiii.nk Uiuti'i.s, Medina.
A.ana Uaiilick. Ahtuhulu.
ll vuuiF.r 1'vL irtiit, OexiigH.
ILLIAM ThAUMAN, PnriltgO.
Sahaii Ku.Kr, Hamilton.
Mautiia J. 1 1 loss, Cu)nhnja.
Thomas Cma.mi.ku, Lcnuwee, Michigan.
I it's I'rtiiiientt.
Maiiics R. Rohinhon, Vor. Stcreinri.
Bknjami.n S. Jones, IUc. Secretary.
Jokl McMillan, I rmuiurer.
James Bahrauy, Ron hut Hii.i.is, K. O.
Thomas, Saiiah McMillan, Daviu II. Hisb,
Lewh Moiioan, Sahaii liow.x, Isaac Tatsc .Tr,
William Watson, Emily Komnson, Ellta L.
Iuomas- lUvcutivt ComiuitU:
1. Ilr.io!vtd, Thai the word Sin is without
iiiemiiug, it il do not in n iire-eooiiiini .li.u...
lipply :o slav ery inasmuch ns there id no
law ol nature which II does in.t outruns.
no eoimnalid ill Iho lleculoun which it doe
not violate, no principle or precept of Jesu
or Jehovah, which il doe not set tit defi
ance. 2. Jfcso.W, That while thu opposed to
Ihe ilii'lnte of nature mid the low o God,
it i in Iho Ainerieiiii Church; only ono
ileiiooiiiiiilion is mi ev.i.iii.i. .....I ......
, ...... mil l.'io
of Ihe leust ol them all, (New Schnol Cov
enanter; nun novvnere Known In Ihe Eastern
hinted. No political prolligHcy in ihe vilest
political parly i any Imrrier lo the Baptism
or Sacriiuienl nearly every Doclor of Di-
Villitv is II Stavcbi'f.uli.r nit. I Ml..vl...l.l.. ....
treats lis christian mill Chrislinu Muiis'lei
llinsii who are a vust majority of both
Church unit Minisire mo i.nlu .I...... .1.
, . ..-., y Hint
eliivery i h sin mid crime, hut boldly preach
uiiu iiuirm nun it is or Heavenly origin,,
blessed of God, practiced ,y patriarchs,
hallowed hy the approving seal of Jesus,
mid directly defended hy his holy apostles;
nnd so to ho perpeltiiiteil us u must important
purl of God' economy, tor tho salvmion of
Africa, und ihe hastening of the Millennium
lhroui.'hnut ihe world,
3. Jttsolvttl, Tlmt to call such a church,
true or needful lo ihe world, to call such
minister und Doclor the umbassiiilor of
Jeus, in a word to call eueh a religio
anything hut the most dangerous and deadly
nlheisui, an tiller denial of any true God, i
nn outrage on common sense, a monstrous)
misuse of Imigiiago, a fraud ami falsehood
on the understanding of the people, which
if the iloctiine of accountability ami retri
bution hn true, i periling, it not hopelessly
preventing their salvation.
4. IlrantvfiL That wh riimis in tUm .la.
cline nml downhill of euch a religion; we are,
gum me lecnros ami statistic of the church
show a rapid decrease in number and
strength Thut minister nml cuiididutea for
the ministry are becoming lessniid lee thai
ftiiaii riimir,uiti iw ttiu... d....LI 1..I
..w... I.I.7.,, ,gchiii iiiuio iiseiui
or nt least less hurll'nl employment Tha
revivals nnve ceuseii miogutiier, or are muin
ly confined lo children, and to person,
whose virtue and intelligence are not iuchj
a erinuly to effect the community one way
or another Anil wldlo tlnm .... ... .I.-
overthrow of a church o false und riestruc
uve, we win continue to labor tor Ihe eitalii
lishmeiit on it ruin of tho kingdom of
Peace and Purity, of Love and Liberty, uu
lil the denotation of Sluvery and iukmdrtd,