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FIFTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING
PENNSYLVANIA ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY.
Tho Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society eon-
Wdtn its Fifteenth Annual Meeting, at 0,9
Horticultural IT11 i v. ..-...
Tho President of t'ic S.icic'y, James M-tt,
11 o'clock, took the choir and culled tho
In tho alwncc of ti e Recording Secretary,
on motion of J. M. M Kim. C. M. 1i.ir!H..l,
Wa appointed. Secretary, and Dr. J. A. Row.
land mi:l !!., 1.' I!-...!. a.-: .....
,.on a. on coming
lomrthcr nftcr a icnt'i separation -it i. r.ntur.,1
i-,.,' -t .
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After aliott silence, Lucy Sionc said s
llioutk rtiis Is the ftrst tinio I have hern
mong you nd most .if your faces nre strnn-
grr to mcs I roooniie in yon, the long-tried
tni true friends of the Mave, wlm, on the fron-
Mm of lavcty, nnd throu-h vn-iuiLiry trials,
1iae lcen faithful to him. While tlio vrotM
srnna you I ns been aeromhlinB t.r pocr
tnot and gain, you have known that there in
higher power and honor, and a richer veul'h,
hich moth and rust ennuot eorrtipt, nor thieves
takeaway. Von vho havo woikcd so well,
know tho need of continued nil I increased labor.
Thtro aro mere tlavrt now in our country than
vtr before; slavery ia stretching out its terri
tory and iiKTcnMrijj its mnthets, nnd gainiii;
nore power. Hut while this U true, wc also
ka?e cause for encouragement. While the po
litical parties nro honing to tho demands of
Slavery nnd the religions scetn nre joining hands
with them to tend tho poor fugilivo hack to n
life of torturo and wop, wo hnvo new recruits
coining to our help. Men and women heforo
Inactive nnd silent, are coming ns our co-hoi k
ri, bravely to contend njainst tho Wrong,
while the si tve's enemies nre onn by or.c falling
and going to thai bar where they must nnswer
for their wrongs to him. Let us find where
ur strength is ; in tho arm of lliin who is
higher than the highest, nnd stronger thnn the
strongest ; then though hand j un in html their
power shall bo lr i;cn. A singlo human
thought is stronger than they.
Lsmartinc said cf Willieifirce, that ho went
p to tlio throne of God with a million of t.ro
ksn fetters in his hand. Let us labor to hear
with, us such trophies of our fiui'i'ty. 'Ihcre
are fetters to break, tint in the South alone, hut
In jour own State. It has been truly said tlint
slavery lias mode, it into another Uuincn Coast.
Vf want to sco the penplo rr;iud;ate tho Fugi
tive iavo Law, I want to sec here such scene
I taw at Syracuse in tho grent meeting to
ommcmoratc the rescue of Jerry from hit hun
ter. Here followed a touching atviMlivi) cl,
tha meeting between Captain Drtiyiiin and
Trsatcs Ilutscll, one of tho 77 f iigi'avet at tlio
Schooner Tcarl, and a siter of tinily Cusul,
who starved herself rather thnn be Ntnt' lo tTT.
2iw Orleans slave market. The speaker went
n to make an imprest-h e appeal for anti-slavery
labor, enforcing it with pcrtim-i.t fucts and
appropriate quotations. She did not ngrco with
Gerrit Smith that this nation had sinned nwny
il ay of grace, and thnt its reform w as hope
but she believed that if oil who tecoijni.o
ha wrong of slavery would join hands in the
sawsk we mltlit cro long present our country to
tha wotld, redeemed from this crying sin, a nn
ia truly free and jut. It only needed the
Arm purposo and steady toil ; the f dih and
purposo that flittcry cannot seduce, nor perse
ution daunt. Abulitiouiits inuit be men nhn
would not flatter Neptune for his trident, nnv
Jov for his power." They need that courage
which, when the trial i-omos, ns nt Christiana,
will be dm, by which they will choo;o the
prison, or be liunjj, rather than falter.
Tho Treasurer reported tho receipts of tho
year at umounting to :J 5721,51, mid tho (lis
tiursements as .-Si j 7 3 1,1:3.
On tho resolution to puhlUh tho report in
pamphlet form, a spirited discus.i iii sprung up
on th propriety of a Imitting that tho wrong.thc
wickedness of slavchohU-rs might advance the
Third day Varninj.
Tlio Society met as adjourned, .he l'rejidpnt
taking tho Chair. Tho minutes uf yestprday's
meeting having been read by the Secretary, the
motion to puMWh the nniwuil n-port in pam
phlet form wot ndoptcd uuiiniuiouily. The
business commi'.Ue, through its chairman, Oli
ver Johnson, presented the following rcsoln
1. Resolved, That, iinili-r n ihfi kpiisc
sitir (li-piliiti'iu'u upon tlio (.oil i.l' J it.-lim: nml
Truth, in whilst! Mirntti iiliino uro iMMjiui!
itic.l to PiiL'nun hoci-i-f.fiillv in n inoral con
flict with oppression nnd wnmg. wi joyfully
etiihrnt-o tin; opportunity now i.iVimIimI ns
re-nllir-n bel'oie our coimti v nnd tho woihl,
in ihelilitof nn.illi.tr yt-a.' fxp.-iirnci-, our
iliiilitig .-onvii-liiiii of lh hoihmIih-h of llu
uii..'ilpa upon wh'u-li one .M-i..-iy in Iuim-.I,
nml of tlm Million of t io iii.-asnn s we have,
ilillit-rto ptiit.it-il l.ir llio ovi-riliion of rdmrry
S. Kp.soIvciI, Tliat limvcvi-i- visionary our
filiiim a id I pnrpoin-H limy nppt'.ir hi lliofo
wliosn aeuso of jiiaticu is liliuileil l.y inlt-ri-i-t
or war pel by pulsion, nml liowi-v.-r r mo-
live limy lie iiiipi-m-lii-.l or our ii-polalimi iik-
smile. I, wo lliiifit colitiiuio to prix-laini in llio
sinr of our .-oiiiiiiyiiii-ii tho duty mnl si. li
f Itniiii-.liute I ji.aticipulioii, ti.nl tlm right
he sliives to licuilon. und u lioiiiu upon tlio
3. Unsolved, That wo rejnrt lis nbsnr.1 and
lini.ioiis. Ilie dnetrinn so olten iinMiiil''at
rf- IS.. I... .1. 1.... ..I .l.'.j
.IVJII IIIV I ll.l'.i i.l. U ,."13 , ii n "I iiiib v.iiii-
trv. .lu.. .J, is n ..,HiPt I.P.ww iIk
claim if ubstrm-t iusti.-o nml the riitlits
tha tlivi-.ou ihu ono luiml, und the interests
. and well'uro of tho pi-oplu on Ilm other j nn.l
sifisert, on the contr ny, tlio Diviuu law
liilinnu Itiotlicrliuo.l llmt whnl justice do-
M,lw.a .,, ,., i . , . ...
lor tlio oppressed, il ib-iiiau.U not lor
their aake alone, but for the eonsprvnilon
ustlin.iioiit and of ull that jn rtii'm
Coiiditiiiion ; nnd llml if llierebrnny snrre.1-
' ",'!"' ,U coniuini.ib. of (soil, or nny trulll
j 1,10 '"' '." lii"ry, ll.e direct ti-n-
ust elm.gecur ac tion in soma respects, that
I very change w as proof of fidelity to our cause,
of ,,,,1 mutter for future commendation. But tho
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i hicaty had never commended voting nor en
tnan.ls ' , . . , . , , .....
of ""Bcd H- An incidental approval of politi-
t'.e liglils nml flic Itnppiiictts of tlio vs hole '
1. Resolve.!, Tint Iio is neillior n true pM-
Tint nor n trii e.!n ..turn, hut un enemy to t.ocl
n'"l huirinii rm-e, w ho tpnelu-s hi conn-
"I""" ei'dave lli.-ir fellow-men in oritur
in piisuki me r-ln IV oi u ireo iinver.iinp.ii,
I im.l to rPKtoro tlm f.idilivo r-lnvw li. Iiin iiinotor
I in i.rder m fulfill ilm rniniirninisps of llio
IH 1I"V 'l rill M lUni f I lit I? H I HI U HIM U un; J ni'
pail,.'.-, Union the li.-n.-m. nn.l blm.t tl.o
ii.or.il s.-nsi! of tlm imoiilc, nml Ica.l the HQ-
lion to swill dcstriiclion.
ii. liifolvi-d, 1 lint WO navo ci)!iini nm
. n 1 1 1 .
for rejoicing in tlm fm-t, llmt the .lark und
threatening i-loii.l which Imiiffov.-r our pnlli-
wny nt tlm lime M our .a. A.i.i vcrsa ,
now linnnilv iliM.i-llr.l : tlmt the cflort of llio
I.I..r ,M..,.iiri.. i,r ilm ..iimlrv. nml olh.-m
In mi'linrily, to r-iv, lir ll'ii .Ii-H-iipp of
nli..nl l-,v, ri- ilm iiiliniia i ni-tnnn i.f (Toil.
(.inu-livo I ii iicon, lo put ilnwii Ilm nun-
.,,. ,, ..,., .. ., ., , ,
tl... i ii.lntfiil liV lint l.ii-rnrj nt I lift jliiliirttiill
nn.llliP t ililii t. Ikivo i.iov.-d nlioiiivi-: tuul
llmt llio Ain.'1'ipiin I'i-oiiIo nr li.-i-oiniiijt
hIowIv tilt c. in-1 v imliiii-tl itli n fculiiin-nt
f u,u r,.,. V ,,v. iy nml nrn (.'i inliinlly
ticiiiii" llmir pv.-h to llio ti ulli lliat ils .-X-
it l;r.i is ns iiii-ompatilil.! illi Ih.'ir o 11 in-
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l. n sts nn.l w.-lfiiru nx it its with tlm law of
Coil nml tlm iiiali. in.bl.! l ights of its vii-linm.
11. ll:-olv.-.l, That v.i proii.iiin.-K tlm I'll-
Slav..- Law u innsti-i pin-o of L' S'la-
ini.piity, ililaiuiiiis tilihi! in i s oiitin ntul
tilij.-etK ; ll.al Ilm iitlrmptu of tin! two pr.-iit
political parties of Ilm .-onnti y to ma hn It n
liualilv, to HiliMipo nil ilisptir.si.nl ol its pro-
Visionsnml nil opposition to im iiilnuiian
woikiiiffs, mo nil insult nliko to Ilm inli lli-
priin- of tin- Atn.-i ipnn I'.-opl.i nml lln- rpi.it
of tint ni-i-; mid that, in viow ol llu; utter ins-
polpi.pv ol nil mn-li lioits i.li.l "I tlm cm-
nan. ni.-i.-aM-... .......i.s. .y
f t ..I ..:...!,... a....
limy wi ll in.liilgi! tho Impe Unit, ly tlm m ilit
of n l'ulilii! Opinion inorn pnti i.l thnn nny
il.-cria-, II lias lii-coiuf! prai-tictilly n
ni AH i.tTii n upon lie statiitu bool;.
7. n.-milvcil, Tlmt, in the failuro of Daniel
Wi li-t.-r, Millar. I I'ill.ii.ui', James ilu.-liituiiii,
t.'i-o. .M. Halla, l.'-win t'.isn, nu.l Stephen A.
I'lesiil.-in-y ns the it-war.l of .h-rii.liu nml
compi-titiv.! Militfprvi.Mi.-y to tin- clave power,
. witness n Kignal t-xhiliitioti of ri-tiilmtivc
jusiirp, nml 1 1 in t iintwiilrtaiiiliii' tho Con
vciitioiiN of tlio W'lii' nml D.'iiioi-rntip partii-
mail.! slnvpi-y llio li.-ad of the porin-r' in Ilm
i-o.mti-iiptioii of tin ir ri-spei-tivi- platl'oi-uiM,
wo have oi-.-.ifioii lo r. jon-p in tlm lai-r, that
lilt ".! tilliiil-.TS ot llu-
ip pcoplo h ho belong lo
North nre (jiving luiinis-
tl.osp pni'li.'x lit the
iiiKaiiiL- iiuiii-aiioiir. iiiiii ini-y .10 .101 .riean io
no liouu.l liv tlio n p.l''i-s ul tlioir l.-.'iili-rs.
ii.l (lie. It li.u..n. ...tit' tin ,,t (In.
t'..-ki,li.i.i-v. ih. v do mn r.-iiil io rr!;,i.ii,i!,
llio fippiloin of cpi .!i li nml tho pipss. nor
bow tlii-ir head under tlm Joko of tlio slave.
8. Ilrfolvcil, Tlmt ini1cpeii'.pi:t of nil
ipii-tilioiis ns to tho iiii-iiiiing of pai'lipiilni-.-hiiisps
of the Constitution, unit w ln-iln-r it
In- ii.l.fiill.'.l or detiii-d tlmt it contains -cr-lii.'t:arnfrtes.
fhf rhn 4setit-liluthivi-rv, tlm
i-H'ort lo ratnlilivh I'o'xm betw-cnSliitwii
IkH nca4k.ibolling asu.if toteliat asofrsn
run.-t ioih notuie of tlisnns t idvortiro.
Mm .: mn tr?rmitfm4ipiHtfta)a.U'.Lui tprmor
is .1. impti-icallv opposeil to that re.,..irt-.l
urn inner, nun ...t-roioi-.! wri-.i.-rnie tl.e .lop-
ii i. i.i oi me .tiiii-ripnn Aiui P. uvpiy riopictv,
!. U.fo'vc.l, Tlmt tho si-Iipiiio of Afi'ip.ni
Colonizntioii, ns piosiii-utpil by tlm American
(-'olonizatioii Society nml its auxiliai ii-n, being
foiiml.-.l upon mi iii.rpiisonalil.) nml unholy
pn-iii.lu-e, nml vntua ly nenving, ns it doc,
J, J , , .. . ,. ., r' ,
the pipial liintlieiliooil ol lliosowho wpnr n
dark . o.npluxio.., continues to P.M-ito r
(I.M-p.-st nlilinri-piu-c -, nn.l that, in view of tho
pxtiiiorilinnry i-flori of its ciippoiters to is si
part to it iipw lilu nuil vigor, nml pspe.-inlly
ill vi.-w of the- snnrlioi, repenily pive.i it l.y
HI': n LimilllllH III I 1.111171 ITIIIIIH III IIItT IT till"
.li.i.ml pon.ribn.io,, ol liimls lu its imuiirr,
w.i di-eni ii our duty to till up nnow, mnl w itli
iimliiuiiiUlii'il phi nest in-ss, our tpsii.nony
iigniiit't it, an. I to nliiini for onr polori-.l f.-l-
liiw-.'i;i.i!iis, lioih lioud nn.l free, llu. right to
l;le, liberty, nml the pursuit ol happiness up
on this their native soil.
10. Hi'HoIvimI That, in view of tlio inerens
iity willingnis of tlm p.-opUofom- Htatn to
r.-utt iiiili-Hlav.'iy books nu.l papers, nml lo
listrii to nnti slavery sppi-.-l.es, ii w ill be our
duty during tho coining y.-ar to inako n Tttr
orous fftiiit lo pMpiiiI tlm fi.ciiliition of Tht
Pcnni'vniiii -V.-e.-nrn mnl other niiti-slnvery
joiirual.s, nml pnsti.iti ns many qnalili.-.l l.-e.-liiri-i-s
ns our nbility will allow, lliat by tin -so
n.pniis llin (.-ospi'l of uiiti-slav. ry imiy bo
wi.h'ly (lifliisi'il, i.u. I our Slate nu.l Nation I.u
re.lt'i-iupil us spp.-dily us pocsiblo from their
bondag.! to tho Slave Power.
l.iioretia Mott moved tho adoption of tho first
resolution. Chandler Darlington remnrkod
that the resolution commended tho wisdom
the measures tho Society has hitherto pursued.
Thc Society had changed its measures since itt
formation. It formerly went for polilk-al action
but now it condemns it. How then can it ap
prove the wisdom of its former measures?
Oliver Juhnsoii replied, that the Society did
not disparage political action, except such as
iiiconsiatent will, nmi slavery fidelity. It did
condemn mh action, under tho V institution
of this Union, ns binds us to sustain its pro
slue, ry Compromises, hut no other. lie saw
r.u evidence that wc had changed our ground
in any other way than that wo had found
new application of our principles, another bond
holding us to the slave system.
Ch. D.ulington said the Society had once cn
couiaged voting, but now discouraged it. The
Dcchiru'.ion cf h'cutiinctit had commended po
ll; ieal ai lion.
C. M. Jiurleigli saw no Inconsistency in our
approval of our pa t couiso of action, admit
ting th.'.t we hud changed. Our aim from tho
beginning bad boon to clear ourselves from ull
responsibility for Sluvery, and take tho most
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I Ulv,uul courso for
it abolition. If in our
progress wo liad found tlmt for this
sctiou was very far from an approval of an
i Anli-Slavcry Society was to foim Antt
at ' sl,vcrJ. Societies, to Send forth agents ; to cir
necting g tn(U) pc,ioaicoi, , to ,ock lo
its peculiar duties in tho liuht cf the-o prinei
pitivo plr. Wc could not see the end from Ilia he
livi: gitll,ing. Our duty was to see to it that we, in
() compromised the rights of the Slave,
' , . , , 1)e,.l;ini.r,n nf
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, Sentimei.t requires us lo do a pro-shmrj mt.
On tho contrary, it lays on us tho Btruiic,c-t
injunctions to muke our position, our wnr.ls and
; ,:. -.;.,, inlliieni-e. anli-slnveiv. Wc
, .""" '
I wc mut brcomo church-members r ho wc rc-l.-L-islatiK!
' solved to aim lo puiil'y the government, but did
Vattll. S"r "Jct'nolit'iciil Influence, who doc,
Anti - Slavery party, or of voting at nil under
the Constitution of out country. Thrro wore
othor kinds of political action besidet liolding
offiuc or voting men into ofhc.
i,cpcvcu- tho Society had never
"'. ,v of Totimr. Our measures,
us described in tho Declaration ... o.............
n.lnntrJ nt tlia fumutinn of tho Amcncnn
t S - .... - f
cnlUt tho pulpit nd tho rre m tho cause of
tho sutlering onu .nc uuu.u io u.m i me pu
tillcatinn of the ehutchca from the guilt of (.la-
1 . .1. 1 1 . . r r.
try mui i ourouroniT uiu muu. uvun,..
;n.tcQl of slaves. Nothing was said of voting,
nml rrobo)jl.. nothing w thnuKlit of it.
..,,.,. ,. , the parties and politics of
" hatcer m upon i i
the country tlm far wif.ca. action.
exhibition of the political and economical evils
r .t ,W mtn 'inof Froedom. our ex
prtluro 0f t)ic nf!Rresion of tho alavc power in
x (fcr,,,,,,!, ,hl, government, nre such
W. L. (iarrhon : Doing tho nuthor of
l10 ix-cluruticm of Sontimcnt, I may he up-
n,c,i t know it nieuning ns it lay in tho mind
J,f tll0 ,lt)l0., u lij ,
' , '
cip c nml Kenrni e 1
ili.hrr, Mfirv ilulv Of Inc
down certain great prir.
hut it could not
U-inc every au.y or mcasur ss.cn
us. It left it to each sncceisivo hour to reveal
rcMtUcil ,0 nttP!nrt tho purifi.-n.i.m of tho
. , ,.,-,.,., ., ilI11,i:r.l that
turn any more imp.y "
for himself of both theso relations,
whether they would cnmpron.wc tlio rights ot
the Slave or not. To his own master he mut
stand or fall.
The position of this Society upon tho Consti
tution is well known. Wo hold that it contains
certain wi.kcd compromises of the right of tho
Slave. It gives tho Slaveholders a politi
representation for their slaves, thus bulling
them to hold nnd multiply their human iha'U ls.
I cannot swear to give uch power to Klavchol-
Doct our Declaration of Sentiment ro-
1 quire mo to do it ? On tho contrary, itt priuci-
plet and spirit forbid such on oath.
S ) of the
obligation to put down a slave insurrection und
.nini-n rmiitti'i itavri. 1'n bo faithful to tho
principle of thnt Declaration, I must stand
outi-ido of n government organized upon pledg
es to do such acts. So if I find that the clurcli
of which I am a member Is pro-slavery, is I
recognize i'. Christian character by thnt rocin
.hssTtuiu. I nl. ). outtWe tMfkintlu
v TT' Imt exert Voth a pelUioal tiul rolijioua'
inUuerMsKW Ho U not th oBly poliriis who
votes. "'ITlat man H the atrt olrtrUlo
,, ,.,,. ,
" ' ' '
eovernme.it. thoimh ho never votes. Oar
Wsnd need not be apprehensive that wo .hall
ceaso to inlluci.ee tho government when we
Ctno to vote. No persons nro more vigilant
, ,,, action n( thc government and tho politi-
, .. .. ., . , ,
cal nartiea than tho non-voting nbolitioius-.s.
. 1 ,
I hclnvc none do more to make Iree Syil vote.
Where arc the most Froe Soil votes iv-t : As
. a generul fict, just whero there nro most aholi
tionista diafianchised for coii.cicuce' sake and
I v . . . . . T
I l)cvl1 of ,cmr,tnt,on -y W -
( m t'v'1 i0 dt Krcut 800'1- II ,no urst wo
can do under the circumstances. They nic bad.
I wUh they wcro better, but we must talie them
nt they arc and yield to them." Now this is
false and fatal counsel. I have no right to take
a falso position, or do n:i immoral act tj put
Why should iiot al'c'.'.'.ionists bp si'.i.ficd
with their principle and position? Their prin
ciples are acknowledged by thc nation und tho
church as true, though they do violate, them
daily. Tho abolitionists nro honest men, their
opponents are dishonest ; tho nhulitionUt nro
coiu-istcnt, others, nro inconsUtcnt ; they aro
pious und christian men ; their enemies lire
impious and unchristian. Doth we nnd our
opponents amort that nil men nre orcntcd equal."
S'o try lo carry out tho principle, and they
treat it with contempt and disregard. Thi
i Anti-Slavery movement is a new udveut of Je-
aus of Nazareth. In it ho it applying new tests
to tho pcoplo and church. Tho rulers have not
believed on it. Cnpt. llynders nnd his ruffian
club, mob it. Tho parties nnd churches and
mobs nre combined to crucify tho Anti-Slavery
You may not look for tho true Christian
church, or thc truo Christiun ministry outsido
the Anti Sluvcry cause. It is animated by the
same spirit nnd sustained by thc same power,
as was tho great Cluislian U.'form of ciglitccu
centuries ago, Ood is moving in it, and there
fore nothing csn intimidato us or stay itt prog
re.s. When a man liko Daniel Webster seeks
to crush it, he lilts his puny arm agtiiust Ood.
Wo have seen much during thc pat year
to encourage us. F.vcn In tho actions of the
Haltiinoro Conventions there nro hopeful signs,
It is a sigiiiti.unt and instructive fact that
every enndidato for tho nomination w ho had
sought tho oIKco by extraordinary devotion
the slave power w as defeated. It is well known
also thai (Jen. Sco't was not tho candidato
tho South. For ilfty-lhroo balloting they
went in a body for Millard Fillmore, and for
fifty -three times, tho North aid, No 1 For tho
first tinio tho North stood firm nnd triumphed,
This is no reason tlmt uny abolitionist should
vote for Scott, but it is ttill a mark of prog.es.
Then, that sixty-six men should voto against
tlio Whig platform with tho certainty that their
iicci-s would insure tho defeat of their party,
it unprecedented In tho history of the two par
ties of tho country.
Wc cannot voto for cither Scott, Tierce, or
Halo, for neither occupies a position in which
Bn abolitionist Mn tnnd. Neither tho Fre
Democratic Tarty nor Mr. Halo demand the
abolition of the slavo representation or tho pro
vision in tho Constitution for tho returning of
fugitive slaves. It is truo they call for a jury
trial for them ( but is thi anti-slavery, to give
to a jury tho power to doom innocent men and
women to slavery ? Never can wo in the re
motest manner neknowlcdgo uch a right.
What matter is it to the fugitive, whether a Ju
ry or a commissioner deliver him to hi hun
ter? It is our duty and purposo to olaim liberty
for tho slaves, and deny tho right of any power,
through nny forms, to send back to slavery
those who havo fled from it.
The first resolution was adopted, and resolu
tion 2, was taken up and rend, and ably discuss
ed by Mrs. Molt, Wm, II. Topp, of Albany,
N. Y. and Thoinat Wliitton.
Tho Importance of Abolitionists pressing
more upon tho publin mind tho great founda
tion principle, Immediate Vmancipntivil without
expatriation, was urged.
Mr. Topp condemned in strong term the
Colonization Society, nnd apoko with tho ear
nestness and feeling learned from a painful ox-
peticiup, cf the cruelty nnd injustico towards
tho pcoplo of .olor, fostered by that Society,
calling upon every nboIUioiiist to luuintain not
only tho ri(ht and duty of immcdinto emanci
pation, but tho riyht of every colored man to n
homo here as a freeman upon his nn'ivo anil.
lie stated that ho wns n member of tho Free
Dcmocroey, and should vote for Mr. Hale, nnd
with an imprcs-ive sincerity and candor of man
ner he la ii tly gavo his reasons for so doing,
dr.sliing to hear this matter further discussed,
that lie mid other tincero Abolitionists
position, might be tot rltit, if wrong.
'I'twuiina ').ilOi, rn.ill'il f.iri. il.lv In It n tn.
quiHe, of Mr. Topp, showing Uml nn adherence
.,.,,:..: ., irnm.,ii,i
with the principles of immcliule rmaneii'nticn,
as that was a compact to protect slavery for a
tinio longer. When wo einpnnncl a jury, he
continued, to try tho lilit of a man to free
dom, wc compromise that principle. We sho'd
never permit the cjustion to bo considered. It
is blasphemous to consider it. I would ns
soon be consigned to slavery by Ingrnlmm as
by a jury. Thero is doubtless a rjrent differ
ence between the character of the I'rco Demo
cratic caudidutc and that of Tierce or Scot:,
but in the position cf agreeing to wrong they
aro alike. They nil compromise piinciplo for
tho present advantage to their party. If nil
tho world would voto a wrong principle right,
or a right principle wrong, it would do nothing
to prove it true, Tho pirate himself doe not
perpetrate a greater outrage tkun Ingrnham.
Any ono of us would choose death rather than
that fate. Our principles compel us to reject
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in religion ana in polities, wnici sift' ion
tueh, abomination. AVe demand th liberty of
nan; law or no law, Conuitutjion, or no. Con
tltuUoav Ie)Hwi'whnm' I love, hien who
"ro t0 B0"d f,'r "'cir P'. )""3 ' li'
U - ul action under this Government. Hut this
.- r . w r.
iursti.i of principles not men. Tho Con
ttitution protects tho institutions of tho several
St'itos, Slavery iiu.-luded.it delivers the runaw ay
alavo to his master. Now if the contract is
good, lot us keep it in good faith j if bid, let
us discard it openly.
Somo ullusion being made to Charles Sum
ner, one of the audience a'ked if Mr. Sumner
did not procure tho release of Cnpts., Drayton
mil Sayers ?
Mr. Garrison replied : What if he did ? Docs
it proro his position sound as a Senator of thc
United States, or that it is moral act to swear to
sustain tho Constitution? A man imiy do
many good and anti-slavery acts, w hilo hi po
siton is pro-slavery.
(iod forbid that I should take a leaf from tho
laurels of Mr. Sumner, but lienor should tc
rendered to whom it is due. While much
crcuii is uue io jir. aumncr tor lu cllirtt tor
tho release of Cnpts. Ilrnytnu and Suyres, tlint
release was not primarily ow ing to him, Tnra
(lexical cs it may seem, those men wcro prohd'
bly largely indebted for their deliverance; to
Low it Cuss and Stephen A. Douglass. Uh so
gentlemen had mado eloquent epoeehes in fa
vor of thc Intercession of this Government for
the pnrdon of O'llricn, Meagher and Mitt-hell
Tho Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Sjcicty, by
kindling a back firo upon Slavery, sent a ir.o
mnrial to tho Senate asking for similar action in
behalf of Drayton Si Sayres. This memorial Mr.
Sumner, to whom it was tent, never presented
Hut a few days later, whilo ho had it lu his
pocket, Senator Chirhn of llhndo Island pro
sented a memorial precisely similar, from anti-
tluvery men in H. I , which was respectfully
received, referred and reported on, Mr. Sum
ner remained in Washington from December
to April, without ever calling upon Cnpts.
Drayton and Sayres, or expressing in nny way
to them his sympathy for them. In tho mean
tiino active clfirts woro mado by their fiiemlt
in many parts of the country to procuro their
pardon, I forbore, in the Liberator, to eritieiso
Mr. Sumner's silenco or hit neglect to present
our mcmoiiul, until ono of tho petitioners
w rote to mo for information respecting it, an )
published his lettc; with brief comments.
Then Mr.Siunnor wont to Drayton end Snyret
and represented to them that it would be inex
pedient to pre.cnt tho memorial, and they of
courso yielded to his advice. Then ho went
to tho President, and he consented to grunt the
purdon, if his pnwor to do o woro proved to
him. Mr. S. furnished a atisfactory argiment
and tiio pardon was granted. Mr. Garrison
ooiitiuued at somo length in support of tho res
olution, show ing iaimcdiato emancipation to be
tha only Christinu or rdc principle for tho
Tho President stated that tho pardon of Capt
Drayton and Snyret wat duo in a groat measure
to tho eff irtt of Capt. Drayton' wife, who
pent week and month In going to tho prose-1
cntort and procuring their consent for his libor
oration. Trof. Cleveland cf Thilndelphia hsd
alto been very active, in hit exertions for tho
tamo object, . .. v
J. M. McKim added that no' man had been
more, untiring and faithful in his exertions in
behalf of theso prisoners, than our Into friend
Nathan Evans, who should never bo forgotlon
in the acknowledgments for their release.
Mr. M Kim alluded also to Mr. Topp' re
mark on political action, expressing much
pleasure at their spirit. It was tho spirit of
many others, who took similar ground. The
pnrtizaa spirit it passing away. Now our dif
ference ia of opinion morclyj and sometimes
not even that. Somo of our voting friends
confess that wo are right in principle; but they
cannot resist the temptation to voto under tho
peculiar circumstances of every election, L'x
pediency is their pica j so it Is with Whigs and
Democrats- But upon grounds of expediency
alono our courso is wise. Its policy is clear as
it principle. Our numbers nro insignificant
nnd contpmptnblo compared with the great par
ties. As moral reformers, our power depends
not en number, and though few, wc arc migh
tier than they. Hut instead of nw ing the South
by a display of numbers nt tho ballot-box, wc
only show our weakness. Such a display mis
rcpirsciits tho abolitionists. The South re
gards it ns the w hole anti-slavery force : w here
as if wc made no display of numbers, our pow
er sail numbers would be estimated l.y the
proofs of our influence. Therefore, if nny par
ty has a right to com plain of bad policy, it is
wo who may do it of our pnli'icnl friends.
Their action has done our rauso serious dam
age. In tlio beginning nf our movrn,c.it we
took no grounl upon voting, and said little or
nothing about it, but left every in an to vote as
he pleased. In tho progress of our movement,
new dutic hnvo been shown u, nnd nmong
them that of going out of pro-slavery parties
and a pro-shivery government. Yet in some
sense wc arc all politicians. Wc deul with gov
ernment, laws, parties and politicians, and the y
f.cl our Inlluenee. The Free llemocrnts of Sy
racuse, N. Y., wpro unwilling for Lupy Stone
to leave thero to attend our meetings, f,,r they
said her speeches made thc people so nbhor sla
very, that while ho persuaded some I-'ieo Dem
ocrats to bo eonsi-4c.it uboHtionists, !ic induced
moro Whigs ami Democrats to become Free
Mr. Garrison said, that of n'l tho Free Soil
members of Congress, Mr. Giddings was the
most faithful, and that bo was always ready to
welcome such speakers ns Turker Tillsbury and
Mr. and Mrs. Foster, as lecturers in his distik-t j
for though they did not sparo him, they made
an anti-slavery sentiment llirre, which would
sustain him. Ho knows that they nro unsur
passed in beating the bush, and he is ve.y adroit
in catching tho birds. Jesus said, " If 1 be
lifted up, I will draw all men unto me." So,
If we stnnd on tho high ground of principle,
we shall raise them around us ; but if wc stnnd
on tho dead level of expediency, wc con raise
nono above it, -
J. M. M'Kim pointed to tho fact that while
we had been charged with throwing awny tho
staff ef accomplishment, our meetings hero, in
New ork and Boston, wcro larger nnd more
effective than political anti-slavery meetings.
W hat Free Sod mnn wishes that wo shall uhan-
don our position ? Who of them w ould hove
Mr. Garrison go into a politicnl party ? James
G. llirney was once a powerful advocatoof our
cause j he became, a politician, nnd ho is now a
dead man, morally.
W. H. Topp said, I don't go for expediency,
but for morul principle. I voto bceniiso I
think I can do good by voting. Convince
mo that principlo forbids mo to voto, nnd I shall
tuko your ground. I would not have Mr. Gar
rison join our party, bei-auso it would bo com
ing down for him, and he can do moro good
where he Is. llirney has fallen, nnd as lie has
said, is dead, morally and politically, too. The
position of the Free Democrats is not well un
derstood. Theii platform demands the entire
a Vilition of slavery whero Congress has oon
trol, M. Garrhon remaiked, that while Scott nnd
Tierce had accepted tho platforms of their par
lie, Mr. Halo hud not accepted llmt of his,
Mr. Topp replied that Mr. Hale wat under
stood to approve je. Gerrit Smith had urgod
tho Liberty Tarty to nomiiiato Mr. Hale, nnd
ho must have known Mr. Hilc'a views or ho
would not hnvo dono it. I know tho preaching
of Lucy Stouo at Syrucuso has dono good, in
bringing Whigs and Democrats out of their
parties into ours, and I wish you all to contin
uo your work.
On Motion of Mary Grow, it was voted that
tho subject of Fiuanco bo mado tho order of
the day at half pastthreo o'clock this afternoon,
and that E. V. Tennypacker, 1). C. Uncoil, Ed
ward Webb and Abby lumber, bo the Financo
Committee. Adjourned to 2 v. M.
A CALL For a Woman's Rights Convention to be the held in
Mt. Gillead, Morrow County, Ohio, on the 16th
and 17th days of November, 1852.
At a meeting of both excs held in this
county in June, last, for tho purposo of tiiking
measure to agitnte, investigate, und bring be
fore the pcoplo of Morrow county, tho subject
of Eui-AHiv of the Sexes, technically termed
Womuii' Rights, we wore pioiiitcd a Coin
mittoo for calling a two day' Convention in
thi county, in November next ; for tho pur
pose of giving tho people tn opportunity of
hearing tho object fully disousscd by nblo
Speakers, and its true merits truly and candidly
Wo have mado arrangement for holding
aid Convention on tho 10th and 17th duy of
November next, and havo see u rod the service
of scvcrul distinguished Spoukcrs, such a Mui
E. Oakes Smith, Mas. Emu. 11. Cob, and Mr.
L. A. Hi kx, all of whom, with several others,
are expoctod to bo present and address tho
Tht ulrject of Human Rights ia ona which
at tha present time is claiming the attention of
peoplo of all nations is convulsing to it very
centra the mighty world of mind nd causing
thc Princp and Potentates of Despotism to
trembU on their tottering Thronei ; and tht do
partment of this cause, denominated lloman'f
llights which concern ono half of tho hu
man race directly, and lb other half indirectly
-is being extensively agitated in different part
of our Country, and is enlisting th sympathies
of many of thc most talented mind of the age,
and as it strikes at tho my foundation of the
Society, seeking to establish a new, In whiah
tho errors of the past shall be cast off it thould
interest tho attention of every member of com
Wo therefore earnestly enll on all of both
Sexes, and every class, to come up, in the plr
it of candid inquiry, to the Convention, and
aid us by th wiid.un of their counsel. Our
plntform will as ever, be free for all who ar
disposed to discuss thc subject with crioiu
nest and candor.
J. L. ANDUKWt!,
c. r. snio.Nii,
s.Mi vu JDiiNsoN".
. lil'I.DAIl 1., ( HAsK, ;
NATHAN U. li.MJi.
To the friends of Free Discussion.
Tlm iiii.l.-iijrne.l m'icilous for the ad
vancement of ilm pause, of Truth nml Hu
manity, l.i i'i-l.y invito oil wlm nre friendly lo
free .lis.-iisMnii, lo nil. ml n Convention to he
held at Sal. 'in, Ohio, un Saturday, Sunday
nml Mnmla), li'ih, Ii, nn.l VKItli nf Noveni-bi-r
iirxl, for tlm purpose of freely nnd fiitty
c..i.v.-.s.si.,g tlm 0!M(;i, AUTHORITY
AM) IMT.lTAtT. OF TI1FI JEWItfll
AND CHRISTIAN SCRIl'lTKCi. .' ",'
This invitation is mn given lo nny particu
lar class of I'liilosopliciH, Theologian" or
Tliiiiki-!', but .s in (."oil faith, rxlemli.-.i lo
nil who li'.-l mi in! i. M in liiu ex animation
of the ipiclHms iiImiv.i staled. Thero ma
many who ImiIipvp llmt u mperii.-ilural Reve
lation has In-i-ii pv.-n In litany many other
w ho .b uy this, nml n l u g.! iinii!H-r who art
iif.lietp.l with perplexing doubts trembling
In-lw.-rn llio sil. til sli.-ptirisui of their reason
nml llu! (ear of nli.-nliitt! iti-.ih.l. In issuing
n rail Iio' a ('niiv.-iilion we hnvo in view Ilia
e.niecli.iii of I'lrnr l.y which piirly soever
i-l.tri laineil, mnl llu- relief of ill. imp who stolid
lirlwceii .hi. iht nml 1',-iir from llu ir t-mliurrasv
sing position. ,.
Sum.! may Iiiiv.! no tiotibt thut I ho Jewish
nml Christian Scriptures Imvn sulsservetl alt
important . nil, nu.l yi.-t believe, tlint their
mission is nearly i-oiupleii.-.l nml must Is
superceded by n new .Inpi.-nsulion ; aoin
n.ny believe that tlu-ir iuHneiifo bn Intel.
wVjopKt-h.l irtevei-y rsw-lf ami thnt lliey
fesve listen (j.Mirtw rather iImsm Upswing .'lit .
IViimI, ftllwrr lony believe them pel-feel
rf4tt-4f the Diviuu will to1 limn good In
llio pnst nn.l for nil tunc tor. mm ; nnd other
still may deny tlm plenary iirfpiration of Ilia
llilile, discarding iiiueli of tho Old Testa
ment, nu.l r.-reiving most or nil of the New.
Still such tlivprsiiy of opinion inslenil nf
pr.-judi.-ing the interest nml pood rrsoli
wbu-li ought lo attend such n Convention,
will rather tend to iu.-ieiis.i iis interest anof
enhance its value to tlio i-nuse of Truth.
Doubtless n free iiileiclinngu of lliouglilla
lliu best mndo nf exciting inquiry nn.l of ar
riving nt llio Trulll.
" Ho who has a Truth and keeps it,
Keeps what not tn him belongs;
Hut performs n s.dlish action
And his fellow mortal wrongs."
We invite, tliereliir.-, nil who f.x-l nn inte
rest in this ipicslioii, without distinction of
sex, color, mti, or party, to enmo together,
that wo may fit down liko brethren in a
communion before llio altar of intellectual
nnd spiritual I'leeiloin.
JOSr.I'll UARKP.R, Milwoo.l, O.
1.. I. III.M., 1111-11111,111,
THOMAS Sl'lARi", Salem,
WM. WATSON, Jewell,
JOSr.I'll SMI I II, New ilrightoii, Pa.
MILO A. TOWNSF.NI),
SAMl'KL IJROOKi:, Solum, O.
t. i). t'omlinson,
jam us barn ary, "
m. r. uoimnson,
MARY I.. fill.lH'.RT, Marlboro.
III'.NRY C. WICIOII f,
DAVID L. tJALIIRI'.A I II, N.Giirdenv
KSTHI'.R ANN I.I KI'.NS, "
natiian oai.rkka in
I.Al'RA IIAItN ARV, Salem,
IIARRII'.r N. TOKRKY, Turkman. '
K. (J. THOM AS, Marlboro, O. -(jr.ORGi-:
TIKRCK, Hail, Tn.
WM. LLOYD (i.VRRISON, lloston, M.
L. V. IJII-'.RCH. Akron, O.
WM. K l.l'hlvNS, 1'uliiain, O.
CYRl S MIclilAM,
liKNJAMIN MICHI.NI:R, Zancsfield,
A lilt All AM ALLICN, Oakland, ,
CA I A V. ALLliN,
JACOI1 WALTON, Adrian, Mich.
Kl.l NICHOLS, Walliomling, O. .
ORSON S. Ml'RRAY, l inii Hills.
CI I AS. K. Wllll'I'l.K, Jlosioti, Mom..
LOT IIOI.MKS, Coliiiiibiunn, O. - -WILSON
S. THORN, Yoiingstowu, .
ALI'RIll) WRIGHT, Dorset, O. ,
KL'MSKY KKKVK, Now Lyu.e.O.
J. W. WALK LR,
MONTAGU'. iiRETTLLL, Rome, O.
KI'IIR AIM RULOON.TucuiiuwIi, Miuli.
TYLI-Jt PARSONS, Lust Norton, Maa.
JUKI. P. DAVIS, Economy, Jud. . .,
L. M. DAVIS, " " .
OVVKN THOMAS, N. Manchester, la.
MARY THOMAS, - ,.
LUCY S I ONK, Weal llrokfield, Maaa.
JOSi'.l'H CARROLL, lUvenua, O. ,
1X1 THOMAS, Suit-in,
T. K. VICKKRS, .
OLIV KRO. RROVVN, Clovelau.l, ,
LEVANT JOHNSON, Uuiuoridjia, .'
SARAH U. JOHNSON,
A LAN SON JiHIGUS .- ..'...