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Address to the Public.
Adopted by the Ohio Yearly Meeting of Progressive
Friends, held in Salem, Columbiana
county, Ohio, by adjournments, the 5th
to the 7th of the Ninth month, inclusive, 1852.
Assembled in olicdiencc to our convictions
of duly, to lake into serious consideration tho
moral, social and religions condition of tho
humnn family nnd tlio obligations resulting
therefrom, nnd having felt it to be right to
form an association for tho purpose of pro
moting pure nnd undcfiled religion through
out the world and aiding cacli oilier in tho
enroll for truth, we are constrained to Iny
licforc the puhlic an exposition of our views
in re la I ion to some of the topic that h.ivo
claimed our attention.
And, first of nil, we desire to acknowledge
our dependence upon tho God who linlh cre
ated tie and all men in his own Imnge and
Irkcncss, who has endowed lie Willi reason
and conscience, who hits allied in to himself
through the senso of individual responsibility
and tho hopes of nn Immortal life, nnd who
Imi written in tho very elements of our being
the laws upon ohediunco to which depends
cur present and future welfare. Wo rely
upon bia Spirit to guide, upon his arm to
strengthen, anil bis infinito love to watch
over un in every visMsMliiilo of life. We
confess before tho world the sacred obliga
tion that reiiW upon us to Invo him with all
our hearts, and to evince, that lovo in woik
ofvhnrily and benificenee townrd each other
and all men, nnd especially toward tho poor,
the unfortunate and the oppressed of what
ever ensto or eliinc. Wo recognize in the
precepts and examples of Jesus Christ, the
highest and purest cmeuntioii oftho Divinity
that the world hns ever seen, nnd we believe
thnt nothingmore is necessary to redeem
mankind from error and sin and ensure their
happiness, than that llioso precepts should
Ims universally obeyed, and that example of
purity, pntlenco, long stiffi-ring, mngnanimity
and forgiveness of injuries universally fol
lowed. We recognize as the most precious of nil
Iho gifts conferred upon lis by our benefi
cent Father, the Religious Element which
be has so deeply implanted in our nature,
which awakens in us tho desiro for perfec
tion and leads lis to aspire after nil that is
liohlo, generous anil good, and which, oper
ating through our social nature, prompts us
to assemble together, wc have opportunity,
1o edify one another in love, to labor for each
other's purity and peacp, and to combine
our efforts for tho promotion of practical
' Christianity nnd the realization of the I'ni
tersid Brotherhood of tho human race.
'That this clement of man's nature has often
been and is still grossly perverted thnt
-priestcraft in all 'nges has enveloped it in
clouds of superstition and obstructed its
healthful manifestations by absurd and sla
vish cuMotn?, creeds and forms, is a fact too
pnlpablo to he denied. We could not shut
our eyes to it if we would, and we would not
it we could. But we derive comfort and en
couragement from tho belief that the errors
of the past are being dissipated by tho rnys
of truth, and that mankind are beginning to
eee tha beauty and to feel the power of
principles long buried under the rubbish of
sectarianism and enshrouded in the .thick
darkness of a M o theology. May the light
which is thus beginning to dawn upon the
puthwny of humanity grow brighter and
brighter ur'o tho perfect day!
in form'.nj a rev Religious Association,
we hove full cn anxious solicitude to avoid
the errors which hnvo to a great extent
proved fatal to the usefulness of similar or
ganizations in times past, nnd often made
litem fearful engines of despotism and mis.
ehitf. Wo have sought to lay its foiuidu
lions in immutable truth, nnd to adapt it to
the highest principles und wants of human
nature. We have endeavored to make our
plulfoirn as wido as humanity and broad as
our social relations and our individual re
sponsibilities. It has been the cherished pur
pose of our henrts, not to forgo shackles for
tha human mind, nor to impose tho slightest
restraint upon men in their efforts to discover
troth and dissipate error, lint to aid in break
ing every fetter of superstition, every j oke of
Ingotry and every chum of political and
ccclesinMicut domination. That our associa
tion, in its principles and structure, is free
troin error, is nioro limn we dare even to
liope. We set up no claim of infillihility
Wtj have simply followed tho highest light
Vouchsafed to us at tho present time, and we
avow to the world our deliberate purpose, as
individuals and as an association, io search
for truth ns a treasure more precious than
rubies, to embrace it as fust ns wo can dis
cover it, nnd to do ull in our power to diffuse
it among our fellow-men, regardless of opiu
ions previously held and of prejudices pre
viously entertained. If, in process of time,
It ahull appenr that the terms of membership
upon which we uro now agreed, broad as
Ihey are, are yet too narrow to nicct the
Wants of mankind; or, if it shall bo found
that they operate as a restriction upon human
freedom and o hindrance to the progress of
truth, it will be our duty to alter or abolish
them. At present it seems clear to us that,
in seeking the co-operation of till w ho look
to God ns a I'nivereul Father and recognise
the Brotherhood of the whole Human Fam
ily and the binding obligation of the Gulden
Jtule, w Lave built a platform wide enough '
to embrace every one who has at heart the
interest nnd tho happiness of his fellow-men.
As we do not menn to feter ourselves with
a creed or system of theology, so also is it
not our intention to impose a yoke iiHn pos
terity. We aim to do our own work in our
ow n day and generation, nnd to do it by
surh Instrumentalities ss seem to us adapted
to Iho end we have in view, leaving those
who shall como after ns, and who we hope
will be wiscrand better than wc nrc.to amend
or discard our plans, as to thoin may scorn
good. Painful experience has tnught us thnt
tho church organizations of our fathers,
though framed, wo doubt not, according to
their best wisdom, are not suited to the wants
oftho present ago; nnd as we do not ndmit
that they had liny right to presrriba terms
nnd principles of association to bind our con
sciences or control our judgments, so do we
disclaim nny right or desiro to bind the con
sciences or control tho judgments of those
to whom our work may be transmitted.
Truth and Right aro immutable and un
changeable, for they are of God, but human
organizations, however important or sacred
may bo their objects, must be changed, in
conformity with tha law of human progress,
to suit the varying wants nnd circumstances
of the race.
Wo nra astonished nt tho tenneity with
which so many among us cling to tho creeds,
tho organizations nnd disciplines of tho past
ns if they were nlmost too sncrcd for exam.
iuntion, nnd as if to repudiato them wero a
sacrilege too uppaling to bo conteniplntcd
without a shudder. Wo would not recklessly
destroy tho work of tho fathers, nor nro we
unmindful oftho truth that our own freedom
of thought nnd speech, and much oftho light
that illumines our pathway is the fruit oftheir
earnest toils and sacrifices for tho promotion
of truth and goodness. Wo gratefully ac
knowledge them ns our helpers, but we enn
not nccept them ns our masters; nnd wo aro
persuaded that we shall best honor their
memories, not by blindly following in their
footsteps, but by 'minding the light' which
(.'oil has kindled in our hearts no less than in
theirs. The reverence due to truth cannot
bo bestowed upon nny work of man without
producing serious mischief. Church organ
izations aro only n means, of which truth and
righteousness nro the end. Let not the
greater be sacrificed to the less, the Divine
bu subordinated to the human.
The master error, ns it seems to us, of
nearly nil the church organization of the post
nnd present time is, that they have nttcmptcd
to find a bond of union, not in the affinities of
man's nature nnd tho love enjoined by the
gospel of Christ, but in uniformity of theolog
ical opinions. All history teaches ns that
such uniformity is impossible, and that the
attempt to realize it is fatal to all spiritual
life. Tho church which is united by this
bond is only frozen together, nnd its ele
ments must ho dissolved by tho rays of truth
or broken in pieces by external force. If a
lithe cf the labor which has been expended
in tho vain and preposterous efforts to adjust
human opinions to the arbitrary lines and
grotcsquo angles of human creeds, had been
devoted to works of practical goodness olid
the fulfilment oftho law of charity, tho world
might ere this have been relieved of an in-L-ulculnblo
amount of ignorance, wretched
ness and fin. Christ has enjoined us to
"seek first the kingdom of God and itsrig7i
eousnt.is,n but tho popular church requires us
to 'seek first' nftcr theology. It presents its
bard skeletons of doctrine, in which there is
nn breulTi of spiritual life, nnd requires us to
embrnro them as the condition of religious
fellowship. It expends almost its wholu en
ergies in the defence of abstract doctrines,
the belief of which neither ensures purity of
life nor promotes tho happiness of ninn,wliile
it leaves tho best nlleclions of human naturo
to be choked by the weeds of sin, or trampled
upon by the heel of arbitrary power.
The religion of Christ is not a system of
nne-spnn thcologicul abstractions, but a re
ligion of i.ove. It presents us not doctrines
to be believed, but duties to be done. It
deals primarly with the heart rather thnn
with the bead, with the lilu and conduct
rather than w ith tho convictions of tho in
intellect. It does not indued teach us that
theological opinions aro of no consequence,
but it makes them subordinate to the duties
growing out of human relations and enforced
by human necessities nnd wunts. In (he
teachings of Christ how little do we find of
prescribed formularies of fuilli and doctrine
how much, on the other bund, to remind
us of our obligations to labor for the good of
liuinnuity, and to rebuke us for our coldness
nnd want of zcul in this important work.
Plainly as the path of duty is marked in tho
precepts of Jesus, a still more resplendent
light beams upon it from his example. How
striking, bow comprehensive is the testimony
of one of the apostles of his religion i 'JU
we.nt about doi.no oooD.' Under w hatever
circumstance he was placed, his mind and
henrt were absorbed in thegrund idea of the
redemption of mankind from every form of
degradation and sin, and introducing them
to a state of perfect happiness and peace.
How copiously gushed from his pure, warm
heart the streams of affection and sympathy
by which he sought to comfort the broken
hearted and the oppressed ; how readily did
he minister to the wants of the poor and the
afflicted and with what ateruncss and self
abnegation did ha rebuke the wrong-doer.
shielded by public opinion or clad in the
mad of political or ecclesiastical authority !
No dangers appalled, no terrors daunted him
in bearing witness of the truth. He endured
with heroic patience and calmness the scoffs
nnd insults of those for whose well-being he
so constantly Inbored.nnd in the very shadow
of the cross, while the fires of human passion
were burning around him with lurid glare,
his serenity forsook him not, as with majes
tic tenderness he breathed the prayer, 'Futh
er, forgive them, they know not what they
do.' In these characteristics of his life we
trace the lineaments of his religion and read
the lesson of our own duties and obligations.
In forming nn association for moral and
religious purposes, our minds nre haunted
by no dreams of a henven-ordained corpora
lion, with ministers, elders, overseers nnd
other officials, clothed with special divino
authority and lifted nliovo the people ns their
rulers nnd guides. With our wholo hearts,
and in the light derived from a long and bit
ter experience, wo repudiate such nrrango
tucnts, nnd proclaim the equality of nil men,
irrespective of sex, color or outward condi
tion. Wc rely not upon elaborately framed
rules of discipline, but upon the regulator
which God has placed in the individual soul,
upon the instinctive sense of right nnd wrong
in the heart of man, nnd tha operation oftho
law of kindness nnd forbearance, to preserve
order in our assemblies. If these shall bo
found inadequate, wo aro certain lliut the
remedy is not lie sought in any outward
rules, however ingeniously constructed. Wo
reject ns nhsurd tho idea that Ihn religion of
Christ is contrary In man s nature nnd needs
to be forced upon him by external lows.
God is not nt war with himself. He has not
written one law in tho hearts of bis children,
nnd another in the religion which lie offers
for their acceptance.
As n Yearly Meeting, we shnll exnrriso no
ecclesiastical authority over local bodies.
Wo assume no other thnn advisory power.
Wo shall, from time to time, declare our
convictions on such subjects ns may claim
our attention, leaving other associations nnd
individuals to judge for themselves how far
those convictions ore entitled to their respect
and adoption. We hnvo seen tho blighting
nnd soul-crushing eflects of the system by
which largo bodies make laws tor smaller
associations nnd hold them omclinble to a
central power a power too often wielded
by n few nmbitinus men who aspire to lead
ership and nrbilrnry sway in the Church.
Wo would avoid, so fir ns possible, the evils,
which have resulted from this system, nnd
therefore we propose to leave encb local as
sociation to make such nrrnngemcnts for the
transaction of its business and tho edification
of its members ns to it may seem good. The
different habits, associations nnd experiences
ofdifiT-rcnt communities will require corres
ponding variations in tho means to be used
for securing tho advantages of religious to
ciety. The arrangements suited to one place
may not bo adapted to the spociul wonts of
another. Wo do not regard it as consistent
w ith tho freedom and self-respect of those
whose local proximity and spiritual affinity
for each other impels them to organize for
tho purose of maintaining religious meet
ings, to submit to be governed by a foreign
body. Tho responsibility of regulating their
assemblies uhould rest upon themselves, nnd
they cannot safely transfer it to other should
ers. We nro Constrained to ndviso the friends
of Practical Christianity in every town and
neighborhood, wherever practicable, to nsso-
eiato together in soma form to aid each other
in the search for truth, to cullivuto and en
large the social nnd religious elements of
their nature, to strengthen and encourage
each other in Iho performance of duty, and
lo exert r. healthful ami benefice'ut influence
upon their neighbors. Regular meetings nn
the First day oftho week, if rightly conduct
ed, cannot fail to do great good. We do not
claim any sacrodnrss fur the day, nor would
we assert it to be the nluolute duty of any
individual to attend such a meeting. Let
thero be on this point, ns on every other, the
utmost freedom of opinion. We recommend
such moetings, not ns divinely prescribed in
stitutions, hut simply ns menus adapted lo
meet our social and religious wants. Espe
cially would wo advise those who may estab
lish such meetings lo guard against the dan
ger of thoir becoming scenes of contention
and pernicious controversy. Let them care
fully avoid ' foolish nnd unlearned questions'
nnd the mazes of speculative thcology,whieh
gender strife, and give their attention to the
hi we of God as written in man's nature, to
the culture and exercise of charity toward
each other and toward tho race, nnd to the
relief of the poor, the sick, the unfortunate
and the oppressed. Let them seek, by all
appropriate menus, to apply the proctical
precepts ol Christianity to the individual
heurl and conscience and to all human con
cerns and relations. Let them assail with
the wcopona of truth every institution and
every system which lends to degrade, op
prcsa nnd enslave humanity. Let them lift
up a testimony against every form of iniquity
and wrong, entering into no compromise
with sin and no unholy alliance with op
pressors. - Let them make the poor and the
afflicted of God's children feel that in them
as individuals and aa associations they have
friends who will stand by them in every
emergency and succor them under every
trial. In these works of charity and mercy
they will find bond of union compared
with which all the creeds and ceremonials of
a false Church are but cords of lux.
We have been Impelled to enter upon
this new organization in consequence of the
moral delinquencies of existing sects. In
our efforts to banish tho evils of intemper
ance, to break the chains of the slave, to de
molish the gallows, to abolish the horrid
customs of war, to promote the equality of
the sexes, to remove the giant evils of land
monopoly and the aristocracy of wealth, and
to restore In the laborer his rights, we have
found those sects arrayed against us nnd
seeking to throw the shield of religion over
hoary crimes and social abuses which nre at
war nlike with the laws of God and the
rights of man. In such circumstances we
had no alternative but to forego the advanta
ges and rrcipocritics of religious associa
tions, or to organize upon such a basis aa
our wnnts seemed to require. We hnvo ta
ken the course which seemed to us wisest nnd
best, nnd we calmly submit our work to tho
test of time end experience.
We have taken the name of " Progres
sive Friends," name suggested by the
history of our movement. While our organ
ization it ns broad - ns humanity, it is yet a
fact that most of those who have taken part
in its formation nre Friends, and that name
is endeared to them by many hallowclasso
cialions! In retaining it wo mean to pro
claim to tho world thnt, in casting aside tho
husks of Quakerism, wo yet retain nn abid
ing attachment for its fundamental lestimo
lunnies, nnd that our intention is to maintain
them by nil proper nnd rightful means. We
have adopted tho term " Progressive," to
avoid being confounded with other societies,
and ns an appropriate recognition of the
truth that the law of progress is applicable
alilto to individuals and associations. If our
descendants, in disregard of tho obligations
imposed by this law,shall he found restricting
their vision by our limited knowledge of
truth, and hedging up the way of reform by
a superstitious adherence to tho arrange
ments adopted by us, we would have them
feel themselves relinked in the very nnnic by
which we have chosen to designate our so
ciety. In conelusion,we Invite the friends of truth
and goodness, whatever may Ims their views
of dogmatic theology, to uiiito with us in
our efforts to promote the happiness of tho
hmnail family, nod to diffuse the principles
of pure and undcfilcd religion throughout
the world. Let tho fathers and mothers,
whose heads are whitened with tho frost of
nge, give us the benefit of their ripe cxperi
ence and benignant counsels ; let those in
in the maturity nnd vigor of life, with their
clear visions und sinewy strength, aid us in
doing battle against the host of falsehood
nnd sin; nnd let tho young cheer us with
their fresh courage, their dauntless spirit und
their buoyant hopes. Then indeed, if we provo
faithful to our high profession, shall we bo
assail which hns not lost its savor nnd ns n
city set upon A hill whose light cannot be hid,
Sweedish Mother's Hymn.
Mary Ilowitt, (gentla Mary Uowitt, as she is
sometimes called,) has translated from a favor
ito Swedish author, tho following beautiful
hyn.n, sung by a mother to hor childron just
before the parting "good night :"
Thero sittcth a dove so white and fair,
All on the lily spray,
And she listcneth how to Jesus Christ
Tho littlo children pray.
Lightly she spreads her friendly wing,
And to Heaven's gate hath sped,
And unto the Father in Heaven sho bears
Tho prayers which the children have laid".
And back iho comes from Heaven's gate,
And brings that dove so mild
From the Fulhcr in Heaven who hears her
A blessing on every child.
Then children lift up a pious prayer,
It hears whatovcr you say,
That heavenly dove so white and fur,
All on the lily spray.
A wit not easily silenced. M. Sadhir, tho
Viennese humorist, demanded, on bis trial,
whether it was treasonable lo repeat the
Lord's Prayer, fur Iho words, "deliver us
from evil," might be construed into a prayer
io get nu oi uie uuvurumciiil
(C7" On presentiui! a uetiiion for the nro.
teetion of solo leather, a gentleman of tho
Illinois Legislature " busted " out as follows :
-wiien, nir. (speaker, we consider tho
march of intellect in these United, nnd I may
sny Confederated Stales, and see how the.
Genius of Liberty sours ill her vast expanse,
stretching her eagle plumes from tho Pacific
ocean to Mouulaiig Point, gazing with eyes
of lire on the ruins of Empires, tho magni
tude of the question on which we ore now
cobbling rises in the refulgent east, with a
glorious reality, that proclaims that tho arti
ziins of liulluckshurgh have a fresh sun ris
ing over their tan vats." It is useless to say
that the bill passed.
Oniairr or Peter-Pence. It was a tax
which orientated in Enuhinii. nf .
upon every house which contained tweiuv
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Rome fee, Rome penny, Rome scot, Denarii
8., petri, nnd Census Petri.
It wss originated with the Saxone in the
year 720, was discontinued by Edward III.,
revived by Richard J I., and terminated on
the Reformation. It was a collection from
among the faithful, to poy the personal ex
penses ol the Pope.
Consider well before you start ; then per
severe. . -
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LITTELL'S LIVING AGE.
Extracts of Letters from Judge Story, Chancellor
Extracts of Letters from Judge Story, Chancellor Kent, and President Adams.
CAMBRIDGE, April 24, 1844.
I hnvo rondtbc prospectus with grcnt plea
sure, nnd entirely approve tho plan. If it
can only obtain the public patronage long
enough, nnd large enough, nnd securely
enough to attain its true ends, it will contri
bute in nn eminent degree to give a hcalihy
tone not only to our literature, but to public
opinion. It will enable us to possess in n
inoilerale rnmpnss n select library of the best
productions of the nge. It will do more; it
will redeem our periodical literature from
the reproach of being devoted to light nnd
superficial rending, to transitory speculations,
tosirkly nnd ephemeral sentimentalities, nnd
falso nnd o.xtruvegnut sketches of life nnd
chnrnctcr. JO.SEPI1 STOUV.
NEW YORK, 7th May, 1844.
approve very much of tho plan of thp
Living Age;' nnd if it be conducted with
tho intelligence, spirit nnd taste thnt the
piospectus indicates, (of which I have no
reason to doubt,) it w ill bo one of the most
instructive and popular periodicals of the
day. JAMES KENT.
WASHINGTON, 27th Dec., 1844.
Of nil tho periodical journals devoted to
literature nnd scieuco which abound in Eu
rope uinl in this country, this litis appeared
to me tho most useful, it contains indeed
the exposition only of the current literature
of the English language, hut this by its im
mense extent mid comprehension, includes
n portraiture of the human mind in the ut
most expHiibion oi the pnsenl nge.
J. Q. ADAMS.
Tliis work is conducted in the snirit of
Littell's Museum of Foreign Literature,
(winch was lavornlily received by Iho public
for twenty ynurs,) but ns it is tw ice ns large,
nnd appears so nllen, wc not only give spirit
nnd freshness to it by mnny things which
wern excluded by n mouth's delay, hut while
we nro thus extending our scope mid gallier-
ins a greater nun more ntliaclivc variety, are
uhlo so to increase tho solid and substantial
hart of our literary, historical, nnd political
harvest, a fully to satisfy the wunts uf Ihc
Tho cluhiiroto nnd stately Essays (if the
Eilinbui-L'h Uiiarteilv. niof otlu r Reviews
nnd Dlai-kwond's lioblo criticisms on Poelrv,
his keen political Commentaries, highly
wrought Titles and vivid descriptions ol ru
ral anil mountain ecenery ; anil Hie contri
butions to Literature, History, and Common
Life, by tho soiracious nectator. the sniiik-
liuu Examiner, tho judicious Alheneum. the
busy and industrious Gazette, the sensible
and comprehensive Hi iliinnin, the sober und
respectable Christian Observer ; these nre
intermixed w ith the Military and Naval rcmi
uiseences of the United Kcrvice, and with
t tie host articles of the Dublin I diversity
New Monthly, l'razer's. Tail's. AinswonhV
Hood's, and spoiling Magazines, and of
Chamber's admirable Journal. We do not
consider it beneath our dignity to borrow
wit mid wisdom from Punch ; and, when we
think it good enough, to make lire of the
liiumier ot J lie J lines. Wo thull increase
our vnriety ot importations from the conti
nent of Europe, nnd from the new grow th
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