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MAIIIUS n. HOUfXSOft, Editor.
"NO UNION WITH SLiTElTOLDEBS."
E.niLY ltOKISO., Fnblisliing Agent.
VOL. 8-NO. 2.
SALEM, COLUMBIANA CO., OHIO, OCTOBER 2, 1852.
AVIIOLE NO. 366.
TUB ANTI-SLA VERT BUGLE,
tutluhed ry Saturday, at Salem, Col. Co.', O.
Tsas. f 1,50 per annum if paid in advance.
$l,7i per annum if paid within thettrstsix
Diamns or tho suuicriucr year.
$2,00 per annum, if payment be delayed
beyond six monthi.
fFWo oocationnlly lond number to those
who are not subscribers, but who are believed
to be interested in the dissemination of snti-sla-very
truth, with the hope that they will cither
ubaoribo themselves, or use their Influcnoe to
vxtentl its circulation among their friend.
"Communications intended for insertion,
to do addrosie 1 to M arils H. Koiunon, Editor.
All others to Emilt Uiriksox, Publishing Ag't.
J. Hudson; frinteii.
LINESVILLE, CRAWFORD CO, PA.
Agreeably to previous notice, tlio friends
of Freedom ond lliiinnniiy met lit Lincsvillc,
Crawford Co. IV, on Fridny morning, Sept.,
lOlli, for the purpose of concerted action
against the slave power.
Tlio interest manifested thus rnily, in the
approaching proceedings, wns n pleasing
omen and argued strongly thnt Free Soil
and Free Speech wore suffering under no in
terdict, in llint locality, at least. From tin
early hour the village was crowded by per
sons from the inrroiinding country, who hod
come in the hope of hearing how brilliant
eloquence might become, w hen pleading the
cause of Justice and Humanity.
FORENOON SESSION, 1st DAW
. The morning hnving lieen somen Inn ruiny,
the meeting nscnibled in the school house,
end, at llo'cloek, was culled In order. Day
teil Sigeler,' Esq., was clioseii President, mi J
D. C.O'Daniols mid T. J. Connutty, Secreta
ries. The call for the meeting wns rend hy the
ehair, after which Mr. J. F. Selby, of Mercer
Co., was invited to address the. Convention,
lie spoko of the Wijnul of the meeting, nnd
aid thnt the spirit of Shivery nnd Despotism
were the siime everywhere, whether in the
Southern pnrt of the United Stales, or in
the autocracies of Russia ond Austria.
That this spirit was not fastidious in the
choice of its victims. It docs not iuqtiiro fur
ancestry, condition, or complexion. The
spirt which mukes merchandise of the hum
blest of God's children, would, if external
pressure were removed or nbntcd, trample
all men down beneath its iron exactions.
Slavery, he said, is regressive. We must
resist its aggression, if I'-om no other than
self-interest. For this purpose was the mul
titude hero to-day to agitate tho rights of
universal Man to aid in emancipating threw
and a half millions of our fellow-countrymen,
nnd to light nnd fun the flamo of free
Mr. Benj. II m il, of Columbiana Co. O.,
snid he hud come over one- hundred miles
for the purpose of being present at this con
vention. It was n bright joyous day, imd
luippy, radiant faces beamed, on every hand
around him; but the very happiness of this
assembly made the prospect of Southern
bondage more gloomy and saddening. In
view of the blessings around tit there was
an urgent necessity fur our exertions to bring
all met) to tho enjoyment of the benefits of
On motion, a committee of three, viz. Pe
ter Muntor, Isaue Brooks, nnd P. W. Tlmyer,
were apKinled to report standing Officers
for the Convention.
' On motion, n business committee of five
were appointed, consisting of J. R. Oiddiugs,
Parker I'illsbury, Samuel Myers, Nelson
Burdick and Rev. J. F. Clarke.
Ou motion, two more were added to tho
liusiuess Committee, namely, llenj. Down
and J. F. Selby.
On motion, adjourned to meet in (he grove,
At 3 o'clock, P. M.
AFTERNOON SESSION, 1st Day.
Met according to adjournment, nt a beuti
tiful grovo in the vicinity of Linetville.whero
commodious platform was prepared
the eiieukors, and where numerous seats
Were ready lor the assembled multitude.
At 3 o'clock the meeting wns culled to or
der,wlien the committee on Officer reported
DAYTON SIGELER, fWtfrnf.
Daniel McKat, V. I'res'ultnt.
T. J. Connolly. J
Samuel Myers, of Columbiana Co. O.,wos
then culled upon, ond cumo forward to ad
dress the Convention, lie said he had
come to speak, lie had come to hear, end
re. willing to speak, however, if nny word
. of his could aid the cause. lie then went
oil, to show that the spirit of the Constitution
,was opposed to Slavery, that Jefferson
.opposed to it, and that the Document referr
al to, clearly contemplated its gradual abol
,ition. Yet, instead of declining, U bad
creased, till now it was nearly one-sixth of
the entire population of this Republic. It
had increased, too, in its demands upon
Freedom. We are asked not only to bestow
our money for its support nnd propagation,
but nre also commanded to lavish upon it our
energies. Its upholders have gone even
further, they have hid us bo $iltnt in reference
Let the Whigs look nt tlio matter. Thry,
who huve freely discussed the Itnuk Ques
tion, TnrifT, Sub-Treasury, tec, nre forbidden
to utter tlio word Slavery above the most audi
ble whisper! The Democrats, too, those
uncompromising opponents of monopoly,
did they not see, he asked, their liberties in
fringed in this interdiction of discussion ou
the question of Slavery ? Or could it be thnt
they regarded monopoly in dollars ns worsn
than monopoly in the blood and bones ol men?
MouoHily, in this latter way, has got to ex
ceed nil other monopolies. II. Clay said,
thai, in 1810, it was estimated ol I ml it hun
dred millions of dollars ! And yet the Dem
ocrats nro tu bo silent in regard to it.
Wo have seen the enthusiastic reception
on Aiistri'tit fugitive Jhut recently received
from nil classes of our people ; yet we are
told that we must not only not give triumph
ol receptions to Southern fugitives, hut must
aid in rehiring them to Shivery ond oppres
sion again ! This is on inconsistency, on
anomaly into which nothing hut the greatest
strait for volet could have betrayed either
party. The above is hut a very meager ab
stract of Mr. Myers' logical and convincing
Parker Pilslmry was next called upon.
lie said ho was not prepared to make a po
litical speech, being in the habit of taking
moral grounds in refereuco to the question
under consideration, lie said, tho lust speak
er hud directed his remarks somowhat to the
Democrats. He was glnd to hear it. De
mocracy was not unknown to him Pills-
buryl. His native sluto could boast some of
the genuine article of Democracy! She had
"outrode the hard cider flood of 1640;" the
" Democratic ark had reslod ou her moun
tains." She, in trill li, might be called the
" mount Ararat" of Democracy. In her was
preserved the "seed corn" of that parly
which hitter was tu be scattered over the luud.
Now Hampshire was also famous for her
candidalei, Lewis Cass, Senator Douglass,
Judge Woodbury, J. P. Hale, Dan. H'ebster,
and lastly tho great PIERCE, are sous of
The Democrats, he continued, had one
advantage over tho Whig party. They were
consistent in their iiiliimy. They were never
troubled with any of those political scruples
wherewith tho Whigs in former times had
been troubled. Their present candidate w as
known to the speaker. Was a much better
man than his Democratic friends had given
him credit for. He, Pierce said he accept
ed the Baltimore platform ou tho ground of
its cotigcniulity wuh his former sentiment.
N'o.v ibis must surely huvo been a misrepre
sentation, fur no ono who had ever known
him judged such evil of him. His nets, ton,
contradict such on assertion. It is told uf
him that ho once gave u stick of cuudy to n
small boy whom he met on the street. Ha
is reported lo have said, on one occasion,
thai ha ' loathed and ubhored tho infamous
fugitive slave law ;" but he has, since his el
evation to the position of Presidential candi
date, denied ever having uttered such o sen
timent. What a pity he should have foresworn
the most honorable sentiment of his life.
Mr. P. then addressed the Whigs. He
said they hud been laughing ut their neigh
bors, the Democrats, for some minutes pnst,
and now he was going to show litem tlitir
position. They never pleaded guilty to total
depravity like others. For many years they
hud been thanking God they wero not like
these Democrats. Well, to lie sure, they were
iiof like these Democrats! They have now
got a man who has, it is said, done the coun
try some service. And, he would ask, whut
was necessary to elect their mnn ? Tho
South wauls a good hunter, a mighty Nim
rod. Pierce was known to have a suitable
determination. Then what had the Whigs
to do in reference to their candidate. Was
it to convince the country of his statesman
ship and patriotism, or of his " blood hound
capabilities?" All other issues Bank, Tor
iff, Sec, nre thrown away this great ques
tion of Shivery is tho only issue the only
touch-stone of man's poliiicul faith. If he
sound on this point of hunting ond chaining
men, it matters little what else he lucks.
This, then, is the task the Whigs have got
to perform before November next, to con
viuce the South thnt Scott is a blood dog
Throughout the whole of Mr. P's speed
rnn a vein of the richest humor and the most
Rev. J. F. Clurke, or Meadeville, next ad
dressed the meeting. He said be had coufi
dence in the mass of men in the two great
parties. He believed the majority in both
wero honest. In his opinion, these, or some
such parlies will nlways continue. They
are needed to carry the country forward.
Hn should be afraid if either should prepon
derate that such preponderance would not.be
for the good of tlio country. Those thnt stu
dy Astronomy know thnt there nro two forces
the centripetal and centrifugal, which bal
ance each other and contribute to the motion,
regularity ami permanence of the heavenly
bodies. It is thus, ton, in politics, there is
need of untngouist forces.
He snid tho Democratic party wm founded
on tho principles of progress, faith in man,
hope in tlio future. Now the chief design
of tho party was not simply the election of
n Democratic President, hut the carrying out
of llieso principles. The Whigs believed in
tho idea of preservation wero conservative
wanted to save whatever wus good be
hind lliein. The mnss of men belong to
this party because they consider it repre
sents tho piiueiplo of preservation. No
Whig or Democrat would wish to see his
puny triumph nt the expense of its princi
ples. If this he so, both parties ore bound
to resist tho advances of tho slnvo power.--The
Democrats nro bound to resist it, be
cause it violates their cherished principles
because it is n vast aristocracy, n hideous
monopoly exceeding nil others. The Whigs
are bound to resist its advances because it
is the destructive element in this country.
We nre sorry our limits forbid us to follow
Mr. C. further through tho windings of his
elaborate ond convincing urgumciit.
Mr. Shields, on emancipated slave of Gen.
Taylor's, mado some remarks. Hu said ho
stood belbro ihat Convention as a specimen
of Southern Slavery. Hu appealed to the
audience whether they would accord to
to him tlio name of Man" " whether they
believed he hud a soul?" (Loud cries of
"yes ! yes!") And yet he oucu stood on the
auction block nnd was sold, ton! and hotly, to
Gen. Taylor, for $050 ! lie then gnve somo
account of tho miseries ol slave 1 1 to which
were revolting in tho extreme.
Adjourned to meet at early candle light.
EVENING SESSION, 1st DAY.
Met according to adjournment. D. McKay
in the chair.
Parker Pillsbttry offered tho following res
Resolved, That our controversy, ns aboli
tionists, with the American Chinch, is not
about her creeds nnd doctrines, ns pertaining
lo Church organization, to an ordained and
privileged ministry, lliu saercduess of the
auhhalh, or the inspiration ol tho Scriptures ;
hut it is that she denies and mocks the God
hIio professes lo worship, nnd, in tlio person
uf his children, mukes merchandise ol him
uud buys nnd sells him in the market ns u
brute beast. Sho holds hundreds of thou
sands of her own members in Slavery, shut
up from nil true light and knowledge, herd
ed together like cnlllo without inai i iia'c,
compelled into tho most loathsome concu
binage anil prostitution, ami not only makes
no provision for their deliverance from such
lute, but reviles and curses the tiuli-sluveiy
uterpiisu which would siivolhem, ns InfiJit-
til ; and warns every body to beware ol il,
whilst she cmitiiiues with tho country, to in
crease the evil of Slavery and culargu the
liumher ol Ms victims.
Resolved, That with such n Church we
are nt war, and, heforo tho power of God's
ulmighly truth, by us and others proclaimed,
wecouliilently expect to see lier overthrown.
Mr. P. then went on to substantiate, (he
charges brought ngainst tho Church. Il
would he impossible tor us to give any iden
of the mutter or tho manner of his speech.
He continued, for half on hour, lo pour forth,
in language tlio most nervous, thrilling ond
eloquent, arguments, at w hose horrid truth
fulness even his opponents must hnve shud
Samuel Myers spoke in favor of tho res-
lulions. Tho fact that the religious element
in man exercises so great a power over his
actions, ami tliut, though tho Church baa
wielded ibis clement for thousands uf years,
Slavery still exists, was proof enough for
him that she hud not done her duly on this
Rev. J. F. Chuko opposed the resolutions.
He thought the charges were too sweeping,
That there was iniquity in tho Church hu
would not deny ; but there was also much
virtue in it. Ho wauled to see every one
treated according to his deserts. There is
feeling of injustice, in tho mind, at this mix
lug up and compounding of good and bud.
In his opinion no words wero too heavy fur
the iihettors of Slavery ; but it would
dealing unfiiirly with the opponents of tho
institution, to iucludo them in tho sumo de
He thought there was o better way to re.
form the Church than by endeavoring
overthrow it and that wny was, for men
the right stamp to take posession of it.
Mr. I'illsbury suid he was not yet converted
to these views. In the outset of his remarks
he had said he did not mean to bring those
charges against every individual member
the Church. But then he concluded the excep
tinns would lake caro of themselves. What
he had to say was that hnd the majority of
tho Church been on tlio sido of Freedom
ond humanity, Shivery could not have stood
thrco months heforo such opposition. I lo
thought no charge too sweeping ngainst n
Church which makes terms of communion
with Southern Slaveholders, and which ac
tually esteems thousands of its own members
ns mere chnttels. Ho had no objections,
however, to having the denominations speci
fied if nny one felt disposed lo do ro.
N. N. Selby and J. F. Selby spoke in fa
vor of iho resolutions, after which the Con
vention adjourned to meet nt 10 o'clock tho
FORENOON SESSION, 2nd DAY.
Met according to adjournment. Dayton
Sigeler in 1 1 in chair.
Meeting wns opencned with piavcr by
Rev. Mr. Going.
An ode was then sung by tho congrega
tion. Rev. J. F. Chuko, on behalf of tho business
rommittc, presented the following resolu
Jlcsalvtd, Thnt tho riatfbrm adopted by
the Free Demneaey nt Pilsburgh deserve
Iho approval of all good and trim men ; uud
that John P. (lain and Geo. W. Julian nro
men, who, by their faithfulness to tho caiwo
of Justice, Liberty nnd Humanity, nnd by
Iheir well-know ability, deserve, tho support
of the Peophi liir the office of President nnd
and Vice President of the I'. S. nt tlio coming
lltstilved, Thnt we recommend our fellow
citizens ol'lho whig mid Democratic panics,
w ho love the cause of human freedom more
than party siiciv, M testily in behalf of that
cause at Ibe comb g election, by casting their
votes for llalu and Julian.
Mr. Clarke, then look up tho Pittsburgh
Platform rtml discussed its merits in n n us
tcrly and convincing tnnnurr. Ho showed
that tho Free Dcmnciacy, in adopting it,
stood upon ground universal as Humanity,
enduring us Justice nnd Truth. Ho defend
ed tho Constitution fioui the chnrgo of being
a pro slavery document, and tho Free Sudors
from lint accusation that they wero disunion
ists. He showed conclusively that lliey.nnd
they alone, w ho opposed tho aggressions of
lliu Slave Power, wero iho true friends of the
Union. Ho reviewed tho Compromiso mea
sures nud exposed tlio political meanness nnd
despotism which would impose such an ad-
juttintnt on tho people ns " Ynai." Ho do-
moiiHlrated most clearly tout the fuvorilo
threat of the South dissolution was n bug
bear cry; ihut iho south bad never had any
serious intention in that wny. All thnt was
needed to put that cry down was a man of
nerve unit firmness lo stand up in defence of
God's everlasting Right. John P. Halo wns
such n mnn. Tho country knew bint for
many years, nnd bad always seen him al his
post ever ready, with his good humor,
trenchant wit and subtle nrgiimcnt, to laugh
nt nnd rebut pro-shivery sophisms.
N. N. Selby made somo excellent remnrks
on the necessity of sinking oil sectional and
party diflcrenecs and of taking united notion
on this great question of Human Rights.
Adjoin lied to meet tuhalfp,'. si two o'clock,
AFTERNOON SESSION—2D DAY.
Resolutions still under discussion.
Mr. Pillsbury took the stand nud spoke for
three-fourths of nn hour.
Ho could not adopt the resolutions before
iho meeting. Slili Ihcro are some sound
plunks in tho Free Soil Platform. In tho
Whig ami Democratic platforms there is no
soundness whatever. Whigs and Democrats
can fear no second fall; they nro already in
the lowest depths.
Whigs nnd Democrats, what do you gain
hy remaining in the old parties? What is it
your masters want you to do? Not to catch
runaway negroes. They want you lo know
your place! What advantage is the Union
lollio North? lias it ever been nn? It is
to tho Soulh. Whatever they have demand
cd, has been granted.
Look into the pust, whigs nnd democrats,
anil toll mo what you have gained. You
thd'nt necil Texas. You had too much tcr
litory before. Did you see iho iiupuiiniieu
of having California? It will be a curso to
you now you have it. You knew il would
ho. It was the Suiilh who wauled the tt rri
lory, and you gave it to them. Slavery wear
out the soil, nud hence some neio territory
was needed. Thu South looks ut the heart.
lliu North ot the outside.
What huvo you gained? Boston wanted
Webster for President, so she sent back
Sims loaded with chains. Sho did not want
Sims to so. but she wanted Webster for
President. Tho Soulh will catch no negroes,
She despises those who tin. The Carolinian
won't "cash the bill:'' thev cannot vole for
audi service. Look at Webster now! Whig
and Democrats, what do your master think
of you !
I cannot aland on the Freesoil Platform.
It doe not doinnnd the abolition of Slavrry,
Gcrrit Smith took that plank, nlrendy plain
ed, with him to Pittsburgh, hut it Was re
jected. How con I stand on such n platform
as this? Freo soilers promiso lo commune
with slaveholder. I cannot Call the slave
holder a sinner and criminal, and then shake
hands with him in Congress. I denounce
him us n sinner nnd criminal, and I w ill treat
him as such.
Mr. II ilch, of Meadvillc, was next called lo
iho stand. In defending iho Fruesoil Pmty,
his main argument was: Wo ought to make
liso of every mentis in our pow er fur remov
ing Slavery. If we refuse lo vote wc do not
make use of every mentis. Voting is one
mentis of damaging shivery.
Mr. I'illsbury: If you wish to cxerriso a
moral power, you must wndi your own
lintid first. 1 1' you would reform the drunk
ard, what do you do first? When he thinks
two glasses, do yon think one? D. you get
n Utile drunk, w hen ho lie in the gutter? li
that the way ? Do you not rather wash your
own hands clean first?
Make public opinion what il ought to be,
nnd no "fugitive slave law" enn hi: executed.
I Let mo say here, oneo for all, t tint no full
abstract of speeches made, is hern given.
Perhaps iujustico is dona to somo ol tho
speakers. Such cutting remnrks wo luivu
seldom henrit ns those of Mr. PilUhury.
Adjourned to meet nt 7J o'clock, P. M.
EVENING SESSION—SECOND DAY.
A colored man, nnmed Thornton, address
ed the multitude while gathering. He spoke
of Iho iujustico inflicted on Iho freo colored
people ol the North. They wero taxed bin
could not vote. They were compelled to
help build thu palace, but mut themselves
bleep in the op?n air.
Oil motion Ueiij'u ISown was ndded to the
number of Vice- Presidents.
On motion of Samuel Myers, amended by
P. Pillsbury, the resolutions of the previous
evening were luket! up for further discus
sion, in connection with the following:
Whereas, The Government of this country
Is a confederation of thieves, robbers, anil
pirates, of Iho most atrocious character; nnd
llhcreas, By lliu terms of this Government,
thcsii robber nud pirates nro permitted lo
hold slaves in half tlio national domain, nnd
lo hunt mill seize them, alive or dead, on the
whole of it; nnd
lihereas. They nre secured the rL'ht to hu
represented ill tho lintiuual Congress, by
thren-fillhs of their human chattels, nud
Hhrrens, By the votes of tho Seiiale, the
Veto Power of the President, and the rulincs
and decisions of lliu Supremo Court, (to say
nothing ol direct constitutional guarimlees,)
Ihey nro securo ngainst any efficient action
from the government upon Slavery ; and
Hhereai, lliey liavo now nilditiounl slave
territory ou w hich lo feed nud fatten the sys
tem, ns well for n c. iilury to come, as for the
century past ; and
it limns, Such tin alliance lor any purpose
even thoii"h Iho Federal Government bo
xemiit, us far as possible, from nny inter
ference with slavery whatever, and nil its
rimes and errors ho couliiiett lo the Mates
w here il exists is n ereat nnd ero.-s immor
ality a violation uf tho " Higher Law" in
every one of its provisions an outrage upon
justice i crime ngainst humanity, uud u sin
n"nuisl (ioil ; I here lorn
Resolved, That this Government should
censu nt oucu to exist; mo loiiieileralion
should he annulled; lliu Union should be
dissolved; as "a consent with thieves, and
ndulterors" "a covenant with death" "tin
aureement with Hell."
Id-solved, Hint wo can owe no allegiance
to such o Government, uud wo do hereby
solemnly abjure it, in thu name of justice nud
libotiv, ami in olM-'Uience lo tlio tiigtier
Law" ol Hun who rules supremo nmong
Resolved, That we w ill seek ami demand a
New Northern Iti.ei'Bi.ic, to he sacred to
Free Soil, Free Speech, Freo Lahor,aml Freo
Men ; where equal ami impartial liberty, shall
he the birlh-righl of nil ; w here the oppressed
uf all nations may find a securo as) linn; nud
where, under n Just, w ise, ami virtuous gov
ernment, die full millenium of national bless
ings shall bo established, enjoyed, uud Hindu
Samuel Myers wns tho first regular speak
er. He spokn with great ciluet lor nan an
hour. One of tho parables of Jesus wus hi
text. Tho Piiost, the Levile, ond tho good
Samaritan which was neighbor to the man
that fell among them9 This wns the sever
est possible rebuke In the Jewish Church.
Him who wus neighbor to thu unfortunate
man, the Church held to bo n dog! Tho
church hail the power nud thu influence, but
she transgressed the coimiinmlmeuls of Gotl
hy her tradition. Now look ut the charac
ter uud influence of the Chinch from that
day to this. The Church, what is il lo-ilny ?
I speak not ngainst true religion. I am
spunking of the Church. Jesus cumo lo re
form it. It bus needed such reformers from
that day to this. Evory reform which has
been brought nhout from the days of Jusus
till uow, has commenced ou of tho church,
ond has fought its first and great battle um'i
the church. To-day il is the great pillar of
Shivery. The Church could obolisli it to
morrow, if sho would.
T. J. Conuotty, of Meadvillc, next took the
Thomas McWhinny thought the abolition
ists loo severe. Nono were more 0
posed to sluvery llinn he. But there ia
light course and n wrong one. The Church
ought to have credit for what sho has done,
(iive Satan his due. All history show thnt
she has been the salvation of the world.
Whnt was society heforo Christianity was
established ? As if the religion of the Church
nml Christianity wero tho same. How In
finite has been (lie rhntige ! If tho Church
has not done every thing she has done much.
In speaking of her fuiills, kinder and juster
Iniigiingu ought to bo used. Everything is
(rained by kimlucs,itothing by such severity.
D. C. O'D.iuiels next occupied tho floor.
Tho last speaker wns Mr. Pillsbury. We
nre not prepared to do any think like justice
to his speech. Let it suffice to sny thnt it
wns more than enough. Ho endeavored to
free the iiboliiionists from the charge of in
justice, ninl too great severity. Hu thought
such a charge en mo w ith a poor grnco from
orthodox churches, who have from timo im
memorial, condemned iiiuety-iiino human
beings out of every hundred to eternal dam
nation! Hu look up iho example of Jesus.
Christ was an instance of perfection in kind
ness and goodiiesi4. Yel ho snid to certain
hypocrites "yc nro of your lailicrtho Devil !"
Jesus, who spnko us never man spake is our
example. God ling always said, "Come out
of her." Mr. P. kindly referred to the gen
tlcmnn w ho lintl just defended the church,
admired his spirit, but his arguments lie
scattered to the winds.
Some documents wero then read to show
w hero tho church has stood in times past,
ami where sho stands now. Among ihcm
was tho following: "On Tuesday, tlio 17lh
iust., will bo sold at tho north of tho Ex
change, at ten o'clock, A. M., a prime gang
of fit negroes, belonging to the Independent
Church in Christ's Church Parish."
When the following was read, a murmur
uf horror and iudignalioii ran through the
"Ty. r.NTV Dollars Reward. Rnn away
from the subscriber, on tho 17th insl., sj lie-,
gro j;h I named Molly. She is Ui or 17 years
ol'nxe, slim made, lately branded on the left
chttk, thus, R, and a piece taken off her ear on
the same side ; the same litter is branded on tin
inside of both hrr leg.
Signed Ab.nf.h Ross, S. C."
Adjourned lo meet Sunday morning, ten
SUNDAY MORNING—3D DAY.
n in the chair.
Opportunity was given for nny ono who
felt so disposed, to open the meeting with
prayer. Rev. J. Blake, of Ohio, came for
ward. After u few remarks, suitable lo the
occasion, he looked to tho Father of All for
his blessing. Hi prayer was appropriate
A hymn wns then sung hy the congrega
tion. Alter w liii'h Mr. P. oll'ered the follow
ing resolution for thu consideration of the
Jlesulnd, Thai the only trim Church in any
country or nation is that which removes, or
seeks to remove, the sins nnd crimes of the
unlioii : ami inasmuch ns Slavery is, above
all others, the sin and crime of this country,
and the nnti-t-hivery enterprise, is tho only
movement or agency that seeks ils removal
nnd overthrow ; it is nud should be regarded
as preeminently the true Christian movement
and Church ol this country.
Mr. P. m.ido il n point to show that Sla
very is the great outrage nnd crying evil of
the day. Thero is no villainy that it isn't
guilty of. It is the great sin.
Fads were given tu illustrate the truth that
the small part uf the American Church which
has taken any decided stand ngniust Sluvery,
has been compelled lo do so by the aboli
Twenty years ngo nnti slavery men called
shivery nn evil, nud the Church denounced
them for it. Then thu abolitionists took an
other slop, ami called it a sin. By this time
a small part of the Church, were prepared Id
tnko the fust step, nnd they admitted it In bo
an evil, but not n ii: ; and they denounced
thoso who treated it as such. When tho
ilhuliliou pmly took thu third step, they look
the second. Thus have they faithfully fol
lowed iho abolitionists, keeping always nt a
securo disluiice behind. Tho only stand
Ihey hnve ever taken ngainst Slavery, lliey
have been compelled lo lake.
If the church ha any business at all in
Ibis world, il is to rid Iho world of sin, She
must coiumcueo with Iho greatest sins, lljt
what has she done, and what is she now do
ing! She contends to tho last that it ia
wrong to rob hen-roosts and hnrse-stublea,
but she has not yet learnetl that it ia wrong
lo tub cradles and trundle-beds!
Tho Church and the pooplo of America
place no value on man. This country went
her sons by thousands to Mexico to be shot
ut, nud for whut? In return alio gave '.hem
leren dollars a month.
Years ago the spirit of revival anise in (he
churches. It spread to every corner of the
land. And while the Protestant Church in