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Aawricn wna milling to her ihiiiiIkti", tliu
Cmiiolic Clmrrli in different parts of tho
world, was milling to lier, eternal glory. Shi
could ace the inconsistency nnd wickedness
of Slavery, lnt ilia I'roleatunl Church of A
tileries could lint.
Ten yenrs nf revival of religion prepared
lit for slaying a hundred thousand Mexicans,
and doubled the number of our slaves! Cun
ucl church lie the. true one?
We are told o look nt countiica w here llie
so called Christian religion does not exist,
41111I compare their condition with our own.
ook then nt Amerien before it wns stolen
from its unlive inhabitants mid ritilful own.
rrs. It took our Christianity to leach the un
tutored sons of tho forest that men nro so
Worthless that lliey niny he bought nod sold !
Whilo in prison, Win. i'enn wrote o book,
(he spirit of which wan, 1 No eros,no crow n.'
If this bo true, what will become of llin
church ? What cross docs the church bear ?
Tho Anti-slavery movement is tho true
cbfistiijn movement. Jt remcinbers those
who are in bonds ns bound with llietn.
Jesus, when upon enrth, went nbout doing
(good. Tho truth be rpoku plainly. He
saved lliat which wns good and true but tho
slevils bo enst out. Tliu Church culled him
an agitator and n blasphemer; and when she
wag unable to answer him in tiny other way,
nhe resorted to the lust argument und cruci
Mr. Raich next took tho floor. For want
of room, w e give no nbstrnct of bis rcnuiiks.
His views were ilill'erent from those of Mr.
Pillshtiry perhaps lliry found n w ider sytn
jtnlhy iIihii Ihoso of tlnit gentleman. All uil
nired the kind, Ibibenring, forgiving spirit
vhioh ran through his remir!s.
Alter some further discussion by different
gentlemen, tho meeting adjourned to meet
I 4 o'clock, P. M.
Met according to ndjournmcnt.
pevernl gentlemen addressed tho conven
tion on the subject under discussion lq (be
1r. Bulcli would, liko to know bow tho
evil could bo abolished. Ho thought the
" tullol-box question" worthy of consideru
tion. Mr. Samuel Myers would lenvc every one
to conscientious action. He wns nfiuid that
the bu I lot-box with ninny wns IVi'y.
Mr. Pillshury knew ihut the. ballot-box wns
more than the gospel. Examples were here
ajiven in illustration. Mr. 1. gave n full ac
count of the "ballot-box specie" of this Gov
ernment. Tho billot-bux cannot purify
men's (ninds, nor make them think ns they
plight to think. TJicre is something beyond
it. When Jesus sent his iliciplcs into nil the
world, did bo tell tlieui to preach mid bap
tize in the linmo of the Governor, nnil of
he Scnntc, ontl of the House of Kepreseuln
livea? Did be tell them to take with them
a ballot-box ?
Mr. PV closing address wns very direct
ing. A deep solemnity rested on the whole
assembly. There were ninny eyes moisten
ed with tears. And while ha spoko of the
shortness of life, the necessity of doing some
thing while the (lay lasts, fur soon the night
comes on, while he pointed out to us ex
amples of philimtluopby and self-forgetful-liess
as worthy patterns, and louchiugly re
ferred to the death ol'tlio lamented daughter
pf Mr. Samuel Myers many hearts bent
liigb, ninny bosoms Knelled, und many re
volves were (here made never to be forgotten.
On motion, the resolutions discussed dur
ing tho meeting were hud over for publica
tion wti thu minutes.
On motion, n vote of thanks wns given to
(he inhabitants of LiucHVillu nnd vicinity for
then: Killd hospitalities during the meeting.
Atler aunio other unimportant business wns
transacted, the meeting ad journed sine die.
D. C. O'DAXIKhS,
T.J. CON NATTY,
The Democrats' of I'olter comity held
convention n( Coiulei sport, I'a., on the Vlith
lilt., and passed tho billowing resolution
(among others) unanimously:
"littolved. That we mo opposed to the
extension nl slavery, into any i ei i nory uf Ihu
I illicit Mules, not laiutci: with it.
On perusing the " nutional" platform, how
rver.tbeollieers of I lie convention run against
the following resolution, und in accordance
t herewith excluded the above resolution IVoin
the pulu'uhed proceedings!
llctolced, Thnt the Democratic pnrty w ill
rsYksl all iitlenipts nt renewing, in Congress
rr out of it, tb limitation of the Shivery ques
tion, under w hatever shape, or color Ihu at
elipt limy lie made,"
It is thus thai, under Southern dictation,
Imlitic'uilia suppress I bo expression of the
icst feelings ol'lhp people ! JJitpttteh.
FitKpr.RicK Doicl4ss gives the following ac
count of a recent meeting with Mr. JJtnton
svhiph as in his electioneering he shows the
same manly bearing
An incident occurred at tho sta'e-houso,
fiur way to tho Salem, meeting, which it may
serve a good purposo to mention, in view of tie
moan and contcinptiblo persecution we are sub
Jectci to on account of out color. Reaching tho
station at Clevclond Saturday morning, who
should be there but Hon, Thomas. II. Benton,
pn his way to Washington, and, liko ourselves,
about tq take tho Pittsburgh train. A gentle
nan ennncotpd with tho prcsa In Cleveland in
troduced us to Mr, Bcntpn, The thing was an
experiment. It was not known how thp cx
acnafnr would tuko such an introduction, for
prcry cx-senntnr is not necessarily a man
sense, Iff, JJenton is, and he took tl.a mot
cr in "a aunsibiu way, treated us politely, and
jpnyerscd wit)) ns fipely, innpifesting no dis-
like of being teen conversing with a negro.-
Smo of tho bystaudors looked amazed, and
we think learned a good lesson. During (1'
pauagc from Cleveland In Salem, tho ladjr In
Col. Benton, company tat with a colored
young woman, I. on tho same acat) and o
far at we could aec, everything went on be
tween them a pleasantly as if they I'ad been
of the samo color. Why should ft not r A
question for northern toadies 1
I)C QVntt-Slrtucrj) I3uglc.
WlIBM OODOOMMANns TO TAKB THE TUITMPRT
AMD HLOW A noLOHOCS OH A JAKHINO BLAST, IT
LIKS NOT IK MAM t WILL WHAT KB SHALL SAY OH
WHAT HI SHALL CONCEAL. Milfon.
SALLM, OHIO, OCTOJiUn 2, 1852.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE moots October 3rd.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE moots October 3rd. Mr. Vaughan in New Lisbon and Salem.
On Saturday last, our Free Soil friends held
a county nominating convention in New Lisbon
Wo were present, and can assure our readers
that it was not a mere political partisan assem
blage, but a thorough anti-slavery meeting,
where truths broad as tho principles of univer
sal freedom, and genial ns the kindliest impul
ses of humanity were clearly and forcibly pre
sented. Tho audience was good for New Lis
bon, which is understood to have sinull sympa
thy for any department of the anti-slavery
enterprise. Several persons ssid to u) that it
was as large as the attentive and listening part
nf the audience, of tho Democratic gathering
tho week beforo who wcro tlicro to listen to
Ex Senator Allen, and Governor Woods. At
the nnti-slavo.y meeting tlicro wcro none, but
attentive listeners. Mr. J. C. Vaughan of Cleve
land, wis tho principal spcukcr, though remarks
were added by Messrs. Smith and Ilcaton.
After the eloso of tho New Lisbon meeting,
Mr. Vaughan returned to Salem, where bespoke
on Saturday evening and also twico on Sundny.
His discourses all had ono direct and most
dcsirablo tendency; viz: the destruction of par
ty leader-ship, and tho substitution therefor nf
the principles of justice, as developed by tho
individuality of each member of community.
On Saturday night ho diroctcd his remarks
mora especially to tho political aspect of the
cause. But hero as in the subsequent meetings
he dealt in principles nnd facts. Just such as
tho occasion demands, presenting them clearly,
dispassionately, but most impressively, llo
dealt with tho elementary principles of our
movement, lie exhibited briefly tho history
of tho aggressions of alavcry especially in tho
judiciul department of the government, stato
and nutional, and gavo his audiences a clear in
sight into tho workings of tho system in the
sluvo states, cspcciully upon tlic non-slavehold-ing
whites. lie dcult in a class of facts derived
principally from his own observation and which
were new to many of his auditors, but which
did not fail to create and deepen an intelligent
abhorrence of the system.
On Sundny afternoon ho introduced bis re
ntal ks by leading from ono of tho Old Testa
ment prophets, deriving thenco tho thought
that all tho morul workers in reform wcro co-u-orkcr;
and that tho wholo human family, hav
ing common interests, and nono but fraternal
relations, should be co-operatieeM. This thought
he kept beautifully and impressively prominent,
through tho whole discourse. Mr. Vaughan
speaks w ith an object, and with the audiences
to which wo huvo rct'orrcd, ho gained it. Ho
has done tho anti-slavery euuse good servico
in his visits to New Lisbon and Salem, and we
shall be glad to have them olten repeated.
L. A. Hime. It tins been rumored nbout
this region on authority of tho Forest City,
that L. A. lline has declined the Tree Soil
nomination to congress, nnd was going for
Scott. The following paragraph from one
nf his recent letters to tho Nonpareil prob
ably gives us ull that anybody knows about
" I aeo by the N. Y. Tribune, thnt the Frco
Democracy have nominated me lor Cnnuress.
1 thank them, but that is more thiin 1 bar
gained for. 1 am not nciing with the pnrty."
Mr. Ilino is travelling nnd lecturing in
Michigan judging from bis interesting let
ters, be is doing nn excellent work, nnd with
a spirit of devoted sell' sacrifice which would
honor nny cause. l principul topics are
education nnd land reform.
Thomas H. Benton.
How it was done. Tho recent election
Thomas II. Denton is ono of tho most remark
able triumphs of theso latter days, It was
triumph of mnnlincss over party prejudice, cnu
cuscs, platform and finalities. How it was
done, be tells us in tho annexed paragraph.
" No low arts of electioneering no begging
for votes no appeal to old service no bowing
and scraping no whining nnd blubbering no
confessing and begging pardon, and promising
not to do ao again no cringing to foes.
But right ahead, hitting right and lef: inexk
iioy over eompromitei, platformi, caucus', coicsn
liont, regular nomination; fuyitict tlare law and
alii and despising everything that jugglors
oontrivo for tho terror of timid politicians;
armed with truth and courage alono ; self-sup-
ported and relying on tho people; answering
1 . , ", ... ' ,. ., . .
no questions and telling no lies; that t
' " '
way it w as dnno.
VoUNO rROFLE'l CONVENTION AT MARLBORO.
This meeting, we hear, was a very satisfacto
ry ono to nil concerned. Mr. lline and Mrs.
Prohock addressed tho convention. Large
numbers of the class who called tho convention
participated in tho discussion., Mrs. Frohcck's
address wo hear spoken; of as a very aupcrjor
Thomas H. Benton. Avarice--Slavery--Direct Taxation.
'J. . , " "
I hiut for being atdl the posscsor of u luriro
tho' , , .... ' 8
I amount of land. Tn thi. Mr K,;il, ...i:
John lUnnni.rH. Thii Iiohl Virginian
once mid to a Northern man, " never trust
an avaricious innii from your section j be will
he lionubt nn." Is Ibis not true? Are not
nil the traitors men nf this stamp ? Where
tlm Northerner who bus helrv" Ireeilolli
who bus not been lewnrderl, pni'rf in nflicc,
or by the emoluments nf office, lor wbntever
service be lins rendered the slave power?
Said the irgiiiinn in the House of Kepre-
u Avarice atone cniibl have prodtirrd the
ulnve-trnde. Avarice iilone enn drive, lis il
does Ibis iofciniil Imflie. Ambition bus its
cnver-sluls it: the 'pride, pomp, nod circum
stance nf glorious wnr; but where urn ihe
Iropbiea of avarice' The liuuil-rulT, the
manacle, mid Ihe blood-stained cow-bide."
Avarice is in a great measure tho root of Sla
very. It was a master stroke of policy in the
slavo holders when they induced tho govern
ment to aband Ml the principle of direct taxation,
nnd to adopt tho system of duties and imports.
Not simply becnuso it relieved the millions of
property in human sinews from nil tax.tion
but slo because it has enabled the cormorants
who fatten on Ihe toil of the people to riot fear
lessly upon tho spoils. As it is, escaping circct
taxation, the slavo holders cscspo almost all
taxation. Controlling the government, as they
do by tho baso subserviency of the North,
they so avcrago the duties nnd imposts as to
screen themselves and throw tho burden of tax
ation on the labor of tho North. And as the
unsophisticated people pay their taxes w ithout
knowing when they do it without knowing
how much they pay or for what they pay mil
lions arc paid nnd squandered and tho people
lind no redress and hardly know they arc rob
bed. Was direct taxation again resorted to, nnd
were the people permitted to see in their tnx
!it, the items for which their money is expend
edrepresentatives in congress would not give
their votes for appropriations as now. Tho
pcoplo would not submit to present taxa
tion for such appropriations. An attempt to
enforco collections for such purposes would in-
duco resistance and rebellion. Tho pcoplo
though unwilling to turn traitors for tho sako
of colored slaves, would so turn far the sake of
their purses, did they understand how they
wee trenched upon. Knowing when and how
they did it, as they would have done by direct
taxation, tho pcoplo would never have paid their
hundreds of millions fur tho Florida and tho
Mexican wars. Never would they hnvc paid
tho Watson and other similar trumpt-up claims,
for fugitives killed or escaped. Never would
they hnvo paid the bills for the return of fugi
tives who have been recaptured under the law
of 1820. Never would they pay the millions
annually squandered upon the army and navy. !
the greater part of which is requisite otity to
nnd extend slavery, and to afford com-
fortublo sinecures for tho idle spend thrift sons
of slaveholders. Let a U. S, collector demand
our farmers and mechanics in one round
sum, tho annual quota that ia now cxtottcd
from them for these and similar purposes, let .
them appear in his duplicate and wcahou-'d havo
oneojfice, of which few men would bo ambitious
Whoever entered upon it, would rcceivo inoro
insults thun dimes "more kicks than coppers,"
Slavery would starve deprived of these contri
butions. And tho corruptions of our govern
ment of which demagogues declaim so much
would be abated tho number of office sctkers
and oRico holders would be reduced by direct
taxation as by no other siuglo measure.
Our pcoplo now pay somo fifty millions per
annum for government. And tho mats of them
can hardly bo convinced they have paid a cent.
We hear indeed loud complaints against "high
taxes" at tho time of our annuul State collec
tions. But who ever hears complaint of high
taxes from farmer or mechanic against the gen
eral government. And yet they pay millions
almost for tho one, whero they do thousands
for tho other. Thry suppose they havo only
been buying tea and cotrec, British cutlery and
crockery silks and hroadcloths.w hen they have
visited their merchants. Never dreaming that
every merchant and grocer is a government col
lector, who is com pel led to take from them what
tho government has compelled him to pay in
tho shupo of duties. We need discussion on
this subject, the people should bo mado to un
derstand that under tho present arrangement
Just as they multiply around them tho clegan
oics and the luxuries of life, just in that propor
tion do they inereaso their contribution to tho
diicct support of tlavcry and the corruptions of
John Itandolph was right. The manacle,
tho hand cuff and tho blood stained cowhido aro
tho trophies of avarice." If we would obliter
ate them, we must muko our appeals to the av
arice of tho nation as well as its justice. And
in this way nf direct taxation the appeal maybe
made to their avarice in pcrfoct harmony with
the principles of justice and as a, (not to say Me)
most efficient means for its support. Let tho
anti-sluvcry politicians adopt this as a measuro
of theirs and it will striko torror to tho hcurts
of tho brokers in human flesh as no otlicr mea
sure will. " Frco men -free speech and free
soil" (whether in tho anti-slavery or the bind
reform sense) can hardly bo hoped for without
their inseparables, " frco trudo" and direct tax
auc." No Land MoNoronT. L. A. Mine address-
I Ait . IrOtnv In ftnrrit 2...;K . -.1
, w ..... ..... u.x.v.t llilll-B,
that though he inherited near a million of acres
from his father, ho long since dispossessed him
self of the greater part of it. Much of it hav
ing been freely given to poor landless persons.
lie says ho own no farms, and would esteem
it a good bargain if ho could exchange all tho
scraps and remnant of his fathor's wild tracts
for five farms, or even three. II add that hi
homo would not rent for f JO per year, "
From Frederick Douglass's Paper.
r'',"'"'B ' u knew there was uolhmg in
",U ""P'" 'rw4 ml roiil.l recollect l,n
proteet """" ''''"'' l'try confidence in Mr.
Do"(:l"i " " " I'lolher iibnlilinuisl." No
impeachineiit of bis eloquence, bis j ulg
from or ''' integrity. To refresh our mem-
or'i we '",ve cnrefully reviewed the files of
l'lu Uuglo published since tliu anniversary,
The words. " .J)nlan " nnd uJmMtn
nre beginning to be used by certain reform
ers, in very much I lie snmn spirit of bitter
ness, run) Willi as littlo appropriateness ns
Ihe mad log ciy of 14 infidtl " nnd infidel
iVy," raised by a pro shivery church nnd
clergy against lio nilvocati s of euinuripn
linn. We like neither nf tbesii methods of
dcsiroj in? confidence in Ihe integrity of a
brother iiboliiionisl. We nro led In mnke
ibis rciiimk by perusing vat ions accounti of
the annual lueeling nl, "the Weslrrn Ami
Slavery fncieij," which have npH-nred in
Ihe "jhiii-Slar'iiii iiiifc," the JMi-Slnvt ry
Standard" the '. Pennsylvania Frumnn," nnd
the " Liberator." We nlteiuled Mint meeting
in good laiih, ilfsitoug to piomotu the glial
object Ibr which the Society wns organized.
We did so in the exercise of a rigbi, ua nil
abolitionist, nnd nof m mi interloper: nnd,
jinllliiig from the appearance of Ihe people
geneiiilly, we were not less welcome among
Iheui than olher iidvocnteH of bifinali rights.
Such, however, would mil be inferred, lioui
the toiiu mid sp'uil in which lie wi iters in
Ihe papers named indulge towards us.
Whatever their accounts uf that meeting
may seem fo them, we must be permitted to
say, lliat to US Ihey seem quite uncniiiliil.
In speaking uf us, Ihey have iiiaiiilcslly lid
leu into n strain of detraction altogether un
worthy of them. They commend our elo
quence, tliu better to conilemn our honesty,
nnd lo impeach cur consistency. I'lllslany
seems lo bu especially charged with Ibis
mission; nnd lo read his letter in the Libe
rator, one would limey that ho is really le
juicing in the Impu nt our ultimate downhill
imd ruin. It would be easy lo ictnit upon
I'illsbiuy nnd Co., but we have too lately
hi en entangled in the nel-woik of lln ir Inlse
philosophy nnd delivered lioui its bigotry
creating power, not lo know Unit n man un
der its inlluciicii may " biealbe nut ilireuti n
ings, slaughter nnd death" upon his lellow,
ftalieriiig bimsell Ibu while that he is doing
I'illsbiuy and Co. talk ns if there were no
room lor no honest ibU'cronee nl opinion in
respect lo voting under Ibu I'. S. Conslilu
I lion. Tho line that vepiiralcs honesty lioui
dishonesty, is thnt (according lo ihem) which
separates anli slavery voters limn iion-iiuli-1
slavery votcis. The voters are " in the gall
of loudness, mid bonds of iniquity;" while
llie non-voters nro "the pure nnd unilelileil;"
or, (to use the language nl IMIsbury mi a..
oilier occasion,) "'J'lir. Amenican A. S.So
cir.rr is ix Heaven, a.nd tiik Libertt 1'ab
tt is im Hell."
liul we me spending Inn much lime. We
w ill nn'y mill, thai il in piiilnl to behold n
man of I'illshurv's talents so coniplelelv Ihu
slave of a narroic, false, und lecturiun philos
ophy. This article entirely escaped our observa
tion until we saw it in tlm Pennsylvania
Freeman. We conless In our surprise upon
without being oblu In find nny sentiment, or
sentence, or word, thai "in tone or spirit"
is obnoxious to ibis charge. Wo think our
j renders will be iiunblu lo tell lo what Mr.
i Douglass refers. If lie bus anything further
j to say on the topio we must insist upon ppe
: cilications und proof, or retraction. Tho on
ly specification be bus made, (in regnrd to
Mr. Pillrihury,) bus no reference lo the pres
ent oci'ation, but was drawn from some oth
er source, we know not when or where.
Ami niter ihe vague nnd unsubstantial char
ges of llie present article, il is not unreason
able to tsk for proof, as well as specifica
tion. Wo invited Mr. Douglass to attend the
anniversary of tho Western A. S. Sociely.
And we me certain lie did not accept the
invitation in belter faith, llinii it was tender
ed. We nre quite willing to leave our reud
erstojnilgo between us in this matter.
They have our columns before idem nod cun
decide for themselves. We have no appre
hensions from ihem either Ibr our character
or llie cause, though both inny aulVer with
some of bis readers who me unacquainted
with our paper and with tho baseless char
acter nf the charge. Our leaders too, can
judge if the bending Mr. Douglass has selec
ted be mil somewhat ehiirncluristit: of Ihe
"spirit mid tune" of big own article.
r I . "il , i . .
vjiib worn we win nun ill regard lo our
course towards Mr. Douglass. In the first
Nn. of ibu paper which we issued ns editor,
it licc'imo necessary in announce his change
of opinion. Fiom thai hour lo this, we
hnve not only sliulinusly refrained from ex.
pressing nny opinion of bis motives, (Cor we
hike il, mi honest man does not need
commendation of these j) but w e hnve ulso
i I r
oiieu reiiaiueii irom commenting on, or
quoliug the comments of others, upon meas
uies and view we deemed objectionable.
We have treated no other mini in the null
shivery ranks with this furbcarnnce, and ure
not quito sure we linvo not erred in Ibis
instance. It bus occurred to ua wo wcro
not qnito nlone in this course. We have
sometimes thought that we snw even in the
uncompromising Liberator, some (race of
this sumo weakness, Mr. Douglass's posi
lion was diflieult and peculiar, nnd we fell
reluctant to add lit nil to bis embarrassment.
Most unfnrliiunle for him bus been ibu fact
thai ever since llie niinoiiucement of bis
change of opinion nt Syracuse, be has exhi
bited and nourialted a morbid jealousy for
his own reputation, which w hile it has sadly
added to ihe discomfort of himself and
friends, has in no manner augmented bis
usefulness. The man who would be an
earnest and faithful abolitionist, must be
content to be of no reputation, llo who
has the clear, firm conviction nf right, and
Ilia stern purpose ol maintaining it, enn lienr
nnd rnn dare the separation from even cho
sen friends; and bis diameter nnil integrity
will need no especial looking nficr. If he
cniniol trust them on the altar of justice,
and in the path nf his own convictions, lie
tnny oa well nbiiiidoii ihe field ; for he will
find Mule time for any tbing but self defence.
This extreme jealousy nf ones own charac
ter and motives, inevitably generates in other
minds, the very suspicion it fears nnd resists,
Whilo the straight lorwnril iissertimi of truth,
and ihe faithful discharge of duty, though nt
Ihe time unpleasant nnd thankless, is Ihe
only sure vindication of iulcirity mill worth,
Il ia thus Mr. DoughiM, Mr. Garrison, or
whoever else bus any reputation, has obtain
ed it, whatever their opinions or their chan
ges of opinions ; and thus ulune cun they
inn i i iiniii it.
The Pennsylvania Freemnn denies the
charges with equal ileeisiuii nnd distinctness
with ourselves, und we can mhl,lo our mind,
with i quiil truth nnil justice. The olher
pa peis cnu speak for themselves. So far as
we have nny knowledge or recollection, Ihey
lire equally guiltless of these charges. Mr.
Douglass' siiceis at "Pills-bury," " IMIsbury
nnd Co.," nro ns unworthy of himself, ns ihey
ure of nny reply from us.
The wsy is fat preparing for more nnnexs-
tinn, and it will come, whoever shall ho elected
President. Havo holders want more territory
and they will huvo it by means nf tho success
ful pnrty, which ever it may be. Tho whigs
who arc in distress tor tho aid of non-c.tcn-sionists
to elect Uenerul Scott are a littlo shady
just now, hut the slave holders have their man
if he shall succeed. On tho other hand Cats
and Douglu nro paving tho way for the an
nexation of Cuba, in their electioneering speech
es. While various papers in the community
are doing tho same with regatd to Cuba and
Mexico. The following from tho Philadelphia
Ledger speaks right out in regard to this policy
sod tho srticlo is copied approvingly by other
papcis. The sad thing nbout it is, that pro
Icsscd non cxtensinni.ts w ill do tho work, sacri
ficing their convictions on this subject to party
success. The Ledger says :
1 1 is quiii) lime liir our Government lo rn
suiiieniiil maintain Ibu ilocn iiie nl President
Monroe, that, we should tolerate no further
Kuropeaii aggressions Upon Ihe Continent.
Obvious pulley sugges.s this posit ion, we nre
quite strong enniigli !u maintain il, Cimtioeii-
lul r.iuopi! caiimil prevent it, nu, hughiinl
lias (pule loo Iniicli nt slake, to oppose n
Ibroiigli it war. liul keeping Kiuoiie out of
Mexico is not soun-icul lor llie I'niteil Stales.
I bey should mind il, Amei ieiunzo it, make
il purl of tlm Coulcderncy. During Ihe pe
riod of Ihu Mexican wnr, we urged Ibis us
the truii policy of Ibu United Stales. We
regard Ibis umtf.niioi us mamfetl dtsliny,my
ing it was lined lo occur nl oonm lime, lor
natural laws had provided lor Ihe progress ill
the stronger race over tho territory ol the
weaker, lint wo sanl Unit a tamo mutton ol
the Mexican population weru too ignorant lo
comprehend their real interests, mid would
need some cxjiericiifu ol Ihe beiieliis flow ing
bom annexation, beloiu they would receive
it gladly ; our true policy icqoiieil a gradual
annexation, and that, we should begin wilh
appropriating nil above a line drawn lioui
Ihe bend waters til Ihe Pnnueo, along the
Western line ol (inaliax uito.to I.nku Chiantis
nnd thence along to ibu Noii.'ieru bunk ol
Ihe (.i'.iiiiIu or lolaiotlan, lo its mouth
on Ibu Pacific.
We s..id lliat our possession nnd govern
ment of Ibis lorn lew years, would open Ihe
eyes of nil ihe rest of Mexico, lo ihe iiilvau
luges of nuiicxiiliou, und make il n voluntary
nnil eager applicant for admission lo our cou
leileriicy. The New Yoik Herald bus lately
Maid that Ml'. Polk was in lavoi ol keeping all
of our conquests, nnd Hint his views weru
ileleateil liy the eo-operalioli of Gen. Seoll
und Mr. 'Prist in settling Ihu basis of 11 treaty
against orders from Washington. However
this be, we ininlu u capital mistake in sur
rendering Mexico, mill III II liosttioiiiui! w bill
otherwise would now have been complete.
Aim Hiiouiii we propose it now, we believe
that ml ihu wealthy iiortiou of the nation. all
the landed pmpi lolius would accept it joy.
fully, liul ns we have belbre sanl, ihe Mex
ican Government sbuiild first confiscate the
properly ol ihe Church, (or Ihu benefit of ihu
iiiitiunul delimit nlno.nl.
TuocnLP. in Illinois. Considerable excite
ment bus beeueausea m Carlisle, 1.1., Iicimccii
lime eiiucna and a party nl bee colored men.
Il grew out of a Hht lietweeii a colored boy
uiiUnsonni ex-senator Brct-sc. Tho latin roi
llio toruicr took Breeso sou und guvu him u
Dealing, im caused tlio cxciteiiiunt to bo
eomo gcncrul. The St. Louis XW4 j) I
'Tho ciliieiu then took the negroe who had
first attended, tied tlicm up and whipped (hem.
linec oilier licijrocs, whu hail soiuenutv siuiial
ixed themselves in tho ddf.culiy, wcro served in
liko uiuin.tr. homo ol the cantons, in the
Cuurso of tliu excitement, loaded a cannon
with icvcrul pouuds ol buckshot, and tired it
ut u negro house. There wcro only two oucu
puiil in it ut '.ho time, ono of whom received
light injury. 1'ho negroe wcro ordered lo
leuvo the pUco in three d,iys, and tnreuleucd
with siiiulur treatment it tlic v lulled to coiuulv
When our iulorinunt leit, tho excitcmont hud
tuosided, but it is pntsiple it was renewed at
the coil ot the tluce ilujV truce which had
been granted the negroe.
Mr. Webster is now fairly in the field, in
Massachusetts. Jenkins of Georgia is Ihe
candidate lor the vice presidency, Troup
of Georgia baa also beuu liouiiuuted by the
Viooroi's Ou) A or. Mr. Simeon Marble,
of New Haven, has a monthly rosebush
with Nome thirty flowers upon il. This bush
bus blossomed regularly Ibr Ibriy-eight years,
and is still ns vigorous and hardy as in the
days of its juvenility, notwithstanding much
severe usage and, several buir breads escapes.
A Letter from a Fugitive Chattle to his Owner.
Hinrt Bibb announces In the last number of
hi paper, tho arrival of three of hi brothers
from Missouri, safe via. Under Oroand Hail
road. Mr. llibb had not seen his brother for
sixteen year. Most unexpectedly aUo they
met their ged mother, from whom thejp were
separated in 1830 In Kentucky. Mr. Bibb, In
the same number of his paper, addresses the
following letter to the man who claim him a
hi property. Il i done, we uppoc, by wy
of consolation for his loss, a we, .are in
formed that these lute arrivals, have com
pletely destroyed his stock in this spcics of
A LETTER TO MY OLD MASTER.
Mit. ALnsiiT O. 8iuLKTk
Hih i It hss now been about sixteen year
since we saw each other (oca to face, -and at
w hich time you doubtless considered me-inferior
to yourself, as you then held me as aWartiele of
property, and sold mo a such; but ray mind
soon alter heenmo insubordinate to the Ungodly
relation of malcr and slave , and lhs work of
self-emancipation commenced sod I was made
I have long felt inclined to opca enepon
dence with you on this subjectbut have refrain
cd from doing so, until now, for two reasons;
first, I knew not your post office address ; and
secondly, you then held in bondngo several of
my mother' children, of which you, robbed her
when you left the Stato of Kentucky in 1836.
II ut as thoso obstacles are now both 'removed
out of tho way, I can venture to address you.
For more than twenty year you have been a
member of the Methodist Episcopal Church
a cluss-leader and an cxhnrtcr of that denomi
nation ; professing to take tho tiible, as your
standard of christian duty. Hut sir know you
not that in the light of this book, you have been
acting the hypocrite all this while ! I feel call
ed upon a a christian to call your attention to
a few facts w ith regard to it. But before doing
so, I am happy to inform you that my brothers,
John, Lew is and Uranville, whoso legs brought
them from your plantation, arc now all at my
house in Canada, with our dear mother, fee and
doing well nn liiitish soil I so you-need not
give yourself any troublo about adrcrlisng or
looking for them. They have oil serveM you
as slaves for 21 to 30 yeurs without sompcm
tion, and have now commenced to act for -them
selves. Is this incompatible with the character
of a Ilililo christian? And vet Fsumias that
you. w ith your man. robbing ponnic hnvcohssed
them with your dogs und guns, as if they, were
sheep-killing wolves upon the hugo mountain'
brow, for tho purpose of ro-capturing hcn and
dragging them back lo a. mental graiyyard, in
tho nunio of law and luvi holding ro4igjon.
Oh ! what linrinany thrrs aoenvs in b between
theso two twin sisters ; Tho Fugitive Slave Law
and tho Methodist E, Church. . Listen to tb
Ittiiguago of inspiration; "Feed the hungry,
andciotho the nuked ;" " Break every yoke and
let the oppreued go fret ; " All things, wliutso.
ever ye would that men should do unto you,
do ye even so unto them, for Mis is the law and
Whilo nn the other hand your church sanc
tions tho buying and selling of men, Women,
nnd children : tho robbing men of tlicir wives, i
and parent of tboir. offspring the violation of
tho wholo decalogue, by permitting the profan-
anon or the sabbath ; committing of theft,
murder, incest and adultery.which iaconttantly
done by church member holding alavea' and
from tho very essence of lavcry. NowJ ir,
allow me, with the greatest dcfcreiico to 'your
intelligence to inform you 'hat you are misera
bly deceiving yourself, if you belicvo that you
arc in Ihe straight and narrow path to heaven,
whilst you arc practising such aboniinablo viola
lion of tho plainest picccpts of religion. '
The follouship of no number of- professing
christians, howevir extended, nor the 'solemn
baptism and silent toleration of all the Itcvcr
end liino-serving minittcr in creation; can
make you really a christian, or dispense with
tho binding force of the Gospel or Jesus Chrbr,
as the rule of your life and praetico; and whilst
you enntinuo in such an unliallowod cfiOrs of
conduct, your prayers, your solemn fasts' and
ordinances are an abomination to the Lord,
from which ho will turn his face away ti dit
gust, and will not hear or look upon. '" ".
I must hero conclude for tho present, but
this subject is fraught w ith such vital Import-,
unce to your eternal interest, and af I hav one
maintained an intimate relation to you, I shall
feel bound as a christian to interest myself ire
calling yuur uttcnlion to it again.
Yours with becoming respect,
A LETTER TO MY OLD MASTER. HENRY BIBB.
Windsor, Sept., 23, 1852.
Dicsen on Cottom Charlc Ditkeri', In a.
lata number of his Household Words;" alter
enumerating tho striking effects of tho c ,1101k.
trudo uy :
" Lot any grcnt social or physica) convulsions
visit tho Vuitod Stutcs, and England would feet
ihe shock from Land's End to John O. Grosts..
Tho live of nearly two million of our coun
try mon arc dependent upon tho cotton crop of
America ; their destiny may be laid without any
hyperbole, to hang upon a thread. Should any
diro calamity befull the land of cotton, a thou
sand of our merchant ihip would rot idly in
the do:k, ten thousand mill must stop their,
busy looms ; two million of mouth would
atarvo for luck of food to feed them,"
Another Colored Seameu' Cab.
Reuben Roberta, one of lier llrillnnio Msj
esiies colored subjects, but sued out a writ
Ibr fiilse imprisonment against one of the
Sheriff of South Carolina. ' '
The Mnssaebusetl Free Boilers had a
great gathering ut llieir stuieeonvBUWMi.
Horace Mann was nominated for ' gomor,
and Amnsri Wulker for lieutenant governor.