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TTIE ANTI-SLAVERY BUGLE.
. VOL. 8
lhat dny 1 wna glad to shut myself up alone
in in jr room.
The next Any the master sent fur me to
the) library. ig trim, Phillis ," lie snid to
tne, "Jerry is without iloulit poor Klsie'a
child." If an arrow lind pierced tny henrt
t thnt moment, I could not hnve ft.lt worse,
lor though 1 hnd thought I wna aura it wnit
o, all the while a hope wna lingering in my
licm t thnt 1 wni mistaken. 1 did not sticnk,
nnd the mnstc r soring how I trembled, kind
ly told mo tn sit down, nnd went on : " 1 did
riot sen )?rry myself, hrs said, Mr. Minium
mndu oil DiTrwi.irv inquiries (iir (tip. Jerry
rem.-mhr-is his mother, nnd describes her in
wny Unit admits of no mistake. He re
member, too, thnt a geiitlumnn used loine
times to visit Iim mother, who took n great
dcnl of notice of him, nnd would let him ait
wpon his Inp and piny with his watch scnls.
Hie mother used to ho very hnppy when this
pentlcmnn cnnie, nnd when he went nwny
lie would almost smother the little hoy
with kisses, mid tnlk to him of hi pnpn.
1 oflnred to buy Jerry, hut Mr. Minium
would not pnrt w ith him. It' he would hnve
consented, I might ousily hnve disponed
the whohi mutter."
A horrihlo fenr look possession of mo
these words. Would ho tlurt to sell my d ir
ling Zilphn ? '1 lie thought slmnr-t mmldcncd
tne. Hcnrce knowing whnt I did, I threw
myself on my knees before him, and bcirged
hint not to think n seeotid liniu ol aching
Ilia own Ih.'sli nnd blood. Hit angrily hudn
me rise, nnd not meddlo with thnt in which
I had no coiirnrn. That ha hnd n right,
which ho should exercise, to do whnt hi;
Would with his own. lie hnd thought
proier, he snid, to tell me whnt 1 had just
fienrd, but charged tne never again to mime
the subject to nny liiing being, and not to
let any ono suspert from my nppenrnure that
anything unusual hnd occurred. With this
he dismissed mc.
Whnt 1 suffered during that dreadful week.
Is known only to timl. 1 could neither cut
iioi sleep. Ileuomcdto mo should loso
Jerry came once to Onk Giove, but
would not sen him. Zilphn J avoided ns
much as possible. I could not henr to look
lioii her innocent hnppim.-ss, knowing us I
(Jul thnt it would soon lie changed into un
The first three ihiys the mnslcr was away
from homo. On Thursday lie returned.
When I chanced to meet him, ho looked
linensy j and if he cniwi to his will:' room
nnd lound mo with her, he would mnko
some rxeuso for sending mo nwny.
Saturday was a beautiful bright Oclnher
day, and Ida proposed to Zilplut thnt they
should Inko their books und sjieiid the fore
noon in the wood. They went off in high
spirits. I thought 1 hnd never seen my Zil
plm look so lovely. Love and bnppiuess had
added a roller grace to her w hole being. 1
followed them to the door, and sho kis.cd
me twice before h -nviug me; then looking
back, when she hnd gone n little wny, nnd
seeing me still standing there, alio threw a
kiss to me with her little hand, nnd looked
so bright and joyous, thut my nchiug heart
felt a new pnug of sorrow. Whnt wns it
whispered to me then thut I should never
ee her ngnin ?
J went buck to my work, nnd presently
the master cnino and risked (or Mn. Ho
wished her to ride with him. i told him
where she wns, nod ho went in search of
her. Zilphn did nut como luck with them.
" We told her to stny if sho wished," Mu
aid. Hut my In-art inifgiivo inc. 1 should
nt once linvo .one in e.-iiich of her, hut Mrs.
Lee wnnted me, nod I could not go.
1 cnnnnl henr, even now, to rccr.ll the
events of thnt dny. My worst fi-ms were
realized. ' During my iniistci'n nbscuce, he
lind sold my dulling to n runilhern truder,
who only wailed n favorable opportunity to
take her nwny without the knowledge of the
fnmily. He hnd been thnt morning with Mr.
Lee, und wns in the house when Mr. Leo
returned with Idn from tho woods.
& I do n't know how the muster ever satisfied
bis wife and Ida about Zilphn's dinnppcur
ance. There was u report tlmt she hnd run
way but I do n't think they believed it.
Certainly never did.
gi. I almost forgot my own sorrow when 1
nw how poor Jerry felt when ho knew
what hnd bnppened. Of course ho did not
know whnt 1 did. Ho mvvr knew why Zil
phn was sent uwny, hut he knew shu wus
old, and thnt there wns lililu ronsoii to hope
lie should ever sue her uguiu. He went
about his woik ua usuul, but there wua a
look in his e-yo which mailo one tremble.
liefore many dnya ho wus missing, nnd
though his uuisierlsenrchcd the country, and
took every possible munns to find him, lie
could discover no trace of tho fugitive. 1
felt sutit-lied he hnd(!olloWLd tho .North Stcr,
but Isnid nothing, nnd wns plnd tho poor
fellow hud gone lioin what would constantly
ivmiiid him of Zilphn.
During the following winter, Mrs. Lee hnd
o dangerous illness. l watched over her
night nnd day, nnd when shu recovered, my
nuMcr wus so grateful lor ivhut I hnd done,
Unit he guvo inu my freedom, nnd money
enough to bring mu lo tho Nurtli.
Ot Zilphn's line I hovu been tiMo to lenrn
nothing. 1 rou only leave her with God,
who though his vengeance is long delayed,
hears and treasures up evtiy sigh and teur
of his poor lue children.
1 asw, n few days since, u mnn who knows
Jerry. He is living not many miles from
mu, und I shull try lo see him before 1 die.
liul I shall never tell biin tho whole extent
of the wrongs hn suffered in shivery.
Thirty likely negroes, recently emancipat
ed by Hon. W. 1'.. Kennedy, of Maury Co.,
Tenn.. sinrted from Niishvillu on Monday
Inst for Lihcriii, v'm New Orleans. The
IWIivillo Gazette suyst "It is the internum
of Judge Kennedy to inuniioiit more ihun
fortv slaves next teur. who will follow thoi-e
now tn rout for the coast of Africa. His
object in adopting this com so is, thnt the
first company muy make pre pnrniiuu lor the
second, in Liberia. It is an important fuel,
that several of his negroes refused to lm
manumitted, and prefer to livo with him
during his life. Those ubout lo emigrate
seem lo bo in hiyh spirits nt the idea of en
joying perfect freedom, although their bond
age has been a light ono under their hunieuo
muster. 'J rut Ikmocrnt.
Rioiit and Wrong. "If yon don't go to
aclioul, my son, who touches yon whnt is
riehl or wrniia?" "I don't get touched, 1
finds it out." " And how do you find il out 7"
" By ohserving that right works for a shilling
day, while wrong lives on it," Not much
Wad by that witnuae.
vl)c Slnti-Slcujcru Bugle.
SALEM, OHIO, J AS U ART IS, 183.
ExKCt'Tivc CoMHitTxa meets February 6lh.
Slavery in Pennsylvania.
Governor Biglcr of Pennsylvania In his late
mc'sngr, congrntulntcs the country on Its salva
tion by tho eompromiKC. And yet this salva
tion finm slriio and disunion even in the Gov
ernor's estimation seems not to bs perfect, or
likely to be eternal, without other sacrifices and
l.ib.ira. Ho therefor? rreommonds the Intro-
ductlon of slavery Into tho Stnte by set of tho
I.cgMnture, for tho convenience of citizens of
Maryland snd Virginia. Tho recommendation
would sccin at first blush to bo something of
sscrillce to tho spirit of comity snd good neigh.
borhood, in as much as it denies to l'cnnsylva-
ninns tho privilege of holding slaves in the
common wealth, which it grants to those of
foreign state. Hut if tho Governor will look
at it, ho will sec tlmt his recommendation needs
nmendment : that it falls decidedly short
that "comitv" which can iloni.snv.tl,. tTntn.
Is it not a most discourteous rcbuko to the chiv-
airous emigrants, with their stolen women and
babes, that it forbids it own citisens to imitate
pattiotio example, and buy children and
flog men and women I It is a taoit, uncourte.
ous and cowardly rcbuko of the system, sgainst
which the t'ninn will hsrdly be nhlo to sustain
It subjects these wundcrinir patrisrehs
to great inconvenience, often preventing their
sale of stock to Pennsylvania planters. It is an
invasion their of rights. Why may they not sell
a foot-soro woman or s sick babe, st half price,
to an innkeeper, to pny a bill, liko drovers of
other stock ? It can't bo thnt tl-.e accommodat
ing Federal Constitution, when it proposed to
regulate commerce meant to prohibit this Unf
ile, and if it did, that "comity" which permits
Ohio droves to sell sick calves and lame pigs,
should certainly grant it to theso moruhuiit
princes, ho spcculnto in human souls and
Wo sny nothing of tho equal rights of tho
Pcnnsylvauians, that is no argument, and is
never to be taken into account. But the tender
feelings of our southern brethren are to bo re
garded. They arc not selll-di and exclusive.
They would greatly prefer that Pennsylvania
residents hsd tho right to hold slaves ss well as
themselves. It is necessary, to make their pro
perty secure In tho transit, from tho audacious
lliclts of abolitionists, if not from tho judicial
decisions of such men as Judgo Payne. Wo
call upon Governor Biglcr to como out and do
his duty without squcamishncss or cowardice
This special legislation wont answer. Tho
Governor eondems it in this very message. Ho
recommends general legislation in regard to all
matters, and gives no reason why this should
bo an exception. So if tho Pennsylvania De
mocracy aro really what they profess, " un
terrified" Governor IJigler will yet recom
mend tho introduction of slavery by general
law, and not smuggle it ir, in this cowardly
wny. Such a recommendation would certainly
bu rewarded by tho presidency in 1857.
Here is his recommendation. Learn from it,
render, what democracy means.
" Recent din'icultics in a neighboring State,
have suggested the existence of a deficiency
in our Htnlo laws, in reference to Iho con
veyance of persons held to involuntary ser
vitude, from one State to another. Tho
I'ennsylvniiia statute of 17M0gnve ull persons
puxtfing through or sojourning in the Slute
lor n brief period tho right to hold their do
mestic slaves. Tho act of 184? repealed
this provision, and the repealing sections of
Ihu hist tension did not reinstate it. I, there
fore, respectfully recommend that provisions
ho muih: for the transit of these domestics
through thn limits of this Comiiionwenllli.
Such n law suems to he contemplated by
the Constitution of the United States, nnd lo
bo suggested by flume rules of comity which
should exist between the States by the
public peace und by individual convenience."
Thk Coit-MMAX. This is tho nnmo of the
new paper tn bo started in Columbus as tho or
gan of the Free Democracy. L. L. Uico Editor.
A specimen number has been issued, which in
mechanical uppcatauco and editorial tact and
ubility, promises fair for tho future. Mr. Uico
is already well known to the onll-slavcry com
munity, as an able and devoted editor during
the early period of our enterprise, and the pa
per in his Imndj, we doubt not will command
tho conlldcnce of the Free Democracy, end be
eminently useful to tho causo of freedom. The
regular publication will not ho commenced for
somo tlmo yet to como. Tho terms of the pa
per aro, invariubly in advance, $2 lo single sub
scribers. To clubs of 10 or moro. Si 1.60.
Lectures on the Bible.
From a notico in another column, it will bo
seen thero is a course of lectures proposed on this
tnpio in this place. We are glad of this, and
shall bo still more pleased to have tho discus
sion conducted in tho most ablo manner. Mr.
Dixon wo hear spoken of as an able and excel
lent man. Those in attendance upon the lsto
convention, will recollect Mr. Hayes and Pryso.
Of the other lecturers, wa have no knowledge.
Wo understand they aro all clergymen. From
tho interest existing on the subject, we have no
doubt the oourso will ba well attended.
Because we lately published the call for a
; diniuMiun of this subject, divers papers and
individuals charged us with prostituting our
suti-slavery position, to purposes of infidelity.
We now publish a call for a clerical discussion
of the orthodox tide of the question. This we
do as cheerfully as we did the former, and for
tho same reason, the information of our readers.
Wa shall wait with soms curiosity, to see
whsther any body will on this account charge
us with prostituting anti-slsTsry for the benefit
of orthodoxy. '
tl,u" ,u "i1 i'""' loirrrm in
' the" bcha,f' The J'"1"' wo went 10 BUi
thcir ' mo,e' ,nd bcf amo oc'"'tctl "'" tll 'eteran
j Lvxbi in editing the Gemus or UxivKiUii
Emancipation' then snd there unfurling the
i nnc' of Immedisto abolition. Our imprison
itself. 1 mcnt In ,he Baltimore j--s.il followed the next
The last No. of the Liberator commences its
twenty-third Tolums. And It makes Its ap
pearance printed on mw type. And its Editor
is better than n sw, for to his youthful seal and
devotion, is added his vsluablo experience
That it is uncompromising as ever with wrong,
its readers very well knnw. May their num
bers be speedily multiplied by hundreds and
thousands. In his sddrcss, introductory to the
new volume, Mr. Garrison gives some Interest
ing correspondence letters from some who
cinnot bear free speech ns well as those who
glory in the Liberator for this, its peoulisrly
charncteriatia trait. Ora nt him aubucrihrni.
j M. (, nut,htr. of j. r,lan,, lnrnrm.
him that he will be responsible to the amount
of five hundred dollars, for all curtailment of
subscribers in conscquenre of tho discussion of
,ho Dib,0 tion of the llittorT of th,
Mr 0tUon My, .
" Inuirre,,y. uut earnestly, wo began to plead
,hcfu' of our enslaved counlrjmon as early
, "' Jr" ,f,s- Al 1 111,1 lm' we e,,1,ou
l,n',cr in Bennington, Vermont, entitled the
1 'Jot'H.NAL or tub Timks,' in tho columns of
lllth we constantly remembered their claims,
' . 1 i . , . i .. . . 1. 1 ; . . . '
- v . i.iii.u.lu it'll Willi
that periodical. On tho first day of January,
1831, we issued the first number of The Liu
khatoh, without any list of subscribers, com
paratively unknown and friendless. Hince
that memorable day, twenty-two years have
completed thoir cycles ; and wo aro still in tho
field of conllict, somewhat worn and battle
scarred it may be, but not solitary as of old,
but cheered and sustained by a host of comba
tants, and ss clastic in spirit as in tho begin
ning. Wo have gone through a long and peril
ous career, and experienced many trying vicis
situdes but, by the help of the Lord,' we
continuo to this day,
" Until tho last three years, Thb LmnnATon
has hnd no subscription lUt adequate to meet
its expenses. It was intensely feared and hated
by tho pro-slavery spirit in tho land, from tho
hour of its birth ; to its credit, it is still an
odious and dreaded sheet. Whila we remain
at the head of it, it is fated to be unpopular,
limited In its circulation, and poorly remunera
tive; for it must continuo to be, what it over
has been, a terror to evil doers, and a praise
to them that do well' uncompromising in its
sup port of principle, fearless in its rebuke of
iniquity, without roopoct of persons, indepen
dent of all pecuniary consideration, entirely
impartial, dead to all sectarian influences ana
party enticements, absolutely free, and open to
the discussion of both sides of every question
mooted in its columns tho utter and speedy
overthrow of Chattel Slavery remaining its
distinctive nnd special object."
Wo ero glad to Icarn, as will also all of our
readers, that tho Editor of tho Freeman is
again ablo to be at his pott after a two months
absonce, occasioned .by a painful and protracted
illness. Ha resumes tho tho labors of the new
yest with new vigor and devotion. His lan
guage may well quicken us all to a new conse
cration, lie says :
"And now that returning health enables him
to renew the labors of which his spirit nover
grows weary, he would side his readers to unite
with him, at the commencement of the Mew
Year, In a renewal of tho sacred vows of tho
heart which bind us to tho cause of tho slave
and our common humanity. During tho year
upon which wo have now entered we must
neither falter nor grow weary, but work ith a
heartiness, a seal, a steadfastness of purpose,
thut shall at least servo to convince our enemies
that we are indeed the friends of Impartial
Liberty, and that all expectation of tiring us
out or of silenceing us cither by flattery on tho
ono hnnd or frowns on the other, is utterly vsin
and hopeless. If wo begin tho year and meet
its duties as they arise in this spirit, each suc
ceeding day will bo hallowed by tho smiles of
an approving conscience, the heart-fult grati
tudo of tho oppressed, and tho benedictions of
Heaven I "
At-ToaRAPiis rou Freedom. -This is an annual
issued by the Itochester Ladies' Hewing Circle,
on occasion of tho Into Fair. It is neatly tho'
not expensively got up Is composed of com
municstlons from numerous and distinguished
friends of fieodom in this country and Englund
with fac similes of their autographs. Wo
copy from the work a tolo on our first page.
Many of the communications sre brief, so that
me volume contains considerable variety. It
will help to spread and swell tho Ami Slavery
sentiment. May it circuluto widely. Tho
Friend who forwarded us a copy will please
accept our thanks for the same.
EsoTiato AimiKoi-oLoav, bt T. L. Nichols
M. D The author announces this as a " private
treatise on Human Anatomy, Physiology, path.,
ology, Theaurapeutics, and Obstetrics-on the
whole scienco of man making individual and
social application of the important truths of hu
man physiology embracing the true law of
marriago the conditions of health causes of
disease curative agencies,', to. The book will
be sentpo-ai'd, to any individual designated,
on tho receipt of Ono Dollar free of postage.
Address T.L. Nichols M.D., Fortchestor, N. Y.
Wm. Jllrney, lata professor in one of the
French institutions, and son of James Q. Bir
nay, is about to establish eommetoiai and lit
story paper in Nsw York City,
Pennsylvania Freeman. ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
Massachusetts A. S. Society.
The Twentieth Annual Meeting ef the Mas
sachusetts Anti -SI a very Society will be held in
Boston at the Melodeon.on Wedkbsdat,Thvrs
dat and FntDAT, Janusry 2Gth, 27th and 28th,
1853 j commencing on Wednesday, at ten
o'clock, A. M. ' All auxiliary Bocioties, and all
Societies in unison with this, aro solicited to be
strongly represented on the occasion. To all
persons, everywhere, who believe in freedom
snd Justico for all, and who desire peace on tho
earth and good will among men, a most cordial
invitation is given to como and participate in
the duties of this meeting. Discussions of the
greatest interest may be anticipated,
Ablo and eloquent spenkers will be present
Further particulars hereafter.
FltANCIS JACKSON, rrttidml.
Edmund Quinct, ,Wy
Pattbmt Officb Rr.ronts AonicuiTi-BAL,
Mr. J. Cuble will pleaso accept our thanks
for a copy of this interesting document. It
contains a great amount of facts, statistics and
suggestions, which will render it vnlunblo to
all classes, especially tho agriculturist. Tho
Government spends a great amount of money
on valueless printing, but this is not an exam
ple of it.
Thb Hi d, Is a veiy creditable publication,
got up by tho students of the Union School at
Tub Ohio Cultivator, commences the new
year hopefully. It is contributing not only to
the improved cultivation of the soil, but the
Intellect nnd heart of oommunity is the wiser
and bolter for tho labors of its editors and con
Senator Kinir. thn trlrtfvrntili rnnrt tins m.tla
his will it announces further, thnt he is tho
owner ot 0,000 acres of land in Dslbis county,
Alabama, and HO slaves. He claims in his dy
inir moments, that ho novrsuld hut nn, lmm.ii
being, and he sold him only becuuso ho was 'so
Qucre, Bad as ho rulitht have been, did ho
ever commit an act that so palpably outraged
every moral principle, as did this ono of selling
a human brothcrinto perpetual slavery Did this
"bsd" slave even so outrsgn every true human
interest, as tho Vice President olect in tho ex
orcise of ownership over any ons of his lot)
slaves To have sold but one human beiiiy is a
poor atonement for clutching in his dying grasp
tho ownership of one hundred and fifty slaves
who T ill probably bo sold by his executors long
before tho grass shall atart over his now msdo
grave. And this is his dying consolation.
Poor man !
Intolerance. A writer from Washington
says in the True Democrat :
" The Mathodists, who, from time immemo
rial, hnve been accustomi d to keep watch night,
on the last ntgbt of tho year, wcro not permit
ted thnt privilege in this city on ln-t Fridny
night, if their skins were of a dark complexion."
Would it not bo well for tho Europeans to
intcrfcro in behalf of more than three millions
of Americans in their own country, who are
not permitted to meet for worship according to
the dictates of their own consciences. Only a
day or two after Jthis occurrence, Genernl Cus
exploded on the subject of religious liberty in
Europe. Whet hypocriey in view of the fact
that theso persons never mcot to worship except
in presence of their oppressors, or in terror of
the com skin And also tho additional fact that
they muy not learn to read tho written elements
of that Christianity, which Genearl Cuss is so
fearful will bo overthrown or desecrated.
Cuiiistian Piir.ss.-Kev. Chailes B. Boynton
has now become solo proprietor and editor of
tho Christian Press.
The cotton crop of Tsxas will bo double that
of last year.
Tub NoN-Si.Avr.iioi.nER, Is a monthly
octavo of 8 pages, published hy Ceorue W.
Tailor of Philadelphia, Wm. J. Allison,
F.ditor. Terms, one copy 50 els., three co
pies $1,C0, eight ropiea fcJ.OO.
Tho Democrats held their Stnte Conven
tion on Saturday the 8th, nt Columbus.
The nominations wcro for Governor, Me
dili. Lieutenant Governor, Iti.iss Su
premo Judge, IJuiihy AiloiiH-v Genernl.
Geo. W. McCook llonrdof Public Works,
Griswold, of Piekawiiy Treasurer, J. G.
They passed rrssolmions iiflirming the
platform of 18.Y-2, thut the separation of the
monies of tho Slate from Hanking institu
tions is indispensably necessary to the safety
of the funds, nnd thnt an Independent Trea
sury has accomplished all thnt hue been ex
pected from it. Thnt the Democracy will
fuvor a similar arrangement fur keeping and
disbursing the public funds, and that the
State and County Treasurers should refuse
the notes of all banks refusing lo nav taxesl
Thut the extension of F.uropean dynasties
on any portion of the American Continent,
or in its vicinity, should be resented by the
whole power of the Federal Government,
and that the democracy of Ohio reenrd the
annexation of adjacent provinces, at the ear
liest moment, os consistent with national
honor, ond aa the manifest destiny of the
American Republic. Full confidence is ex
pressed in Franklin Pierce, and the democ
racy of Ohio accord to his administration
their cordial support.
A motion to endorse the Baltimore plat
form was considered, and odor several
amendments, and an animated discussion, it
was laid on Me table. The Convention then
amounted iim die, . .
Obituary—A True Friend of the Slave Gone.
Died, On the morning of December 25th,
Ruth Gnlbrcath, wife of Nathan Galbreath, at
thoir residence in New Gordon, aged 73 years.
From the commencement of the Anti-Slavery
movement, the alsve has hsd no advocate more
encrgetio and persevering than the deceased.
She and her vcnerablo partner wcro among the
first to extend helpful sympathy to Bcrijsmin
Lundy in his efforts to ar v.iie tho nation to the
wrongs of the slave, by publishing tho Genius
of Universal Emancipation. In his efforts to
arouse the nation against the annexation of Tet
as as an Emporium for Adman chattels they gave
him efficient support. Kuth Galbreath was
among the first to welcome the Liberator into
tho field of contest with oppression, and during
tho twenty years of its existence sho has been
one of its most constant and delighted readers
Its stern, uncompromising advocacy of the rights
of man, especially of the outraged slave, has
ever called forth her warmest sympathy. Nor
did she ever object to the papr r or its Editor
bocsuss it sometimes guvo ultcranco to scnti
merits on other matters which she could not
approve. She had a bold, discriminating and
far-reaching mind, and accorded lo all others,
snd claimed and exercised fur herself, the most
absoluto snd unrestricted freedom of thought
snd expression on sll subjects pertaining to hu
man welfare. Sho deemed no opinions, prac
tices or Institutions, in religion, government, or
social and domeitia life, too sacred to be investi
gated and improved, or abandoned, as reason,
slfcction, or justice might decide. From their
commencement sho has read tho Anti-Slavery
Standard nnd tho Anti-Slavery Bujlc. No wo
man in tho country has bocn moro thoroughly
conversant with tho Anti-Slavery Enterprise
than Kuth Galbiouth, so far ss information
could be obtained from Anti-Slavery publica
tions. When 87 years of sge, sho rodo on horttback,
over ono hundred miles to attend the first An
niversary of the Ohio Anti-Slavery Society.
Last year, though her death was anticipated
daily, she could not rest satisfied until sho ssw
preparations fur the Auti-Slav.cry Fair in Salem,
being made around her; und when it was thought
every effort would bo her last, she would be
frequently in tho kitchen to perfect tho preps
rations. This year, though destitute of help,
and scarcely able to move about without ex
treme suffering from palpitation of tho heart,
her last thoughts wcro busied in preparing
things for tho Fair, to aid the Enterprise of tho
nineteenth century ; tho Abolition of American
Slavery. Itsgoidlcsj of all human enactments,
and defying tho authority ef Congress, and ut
all other powers that sanctioned slsvcrv. sho
wss ever on hand to give aid and comfort to Iho
fugitive slave. Sho know no authority above
her own soul ; and that even required her to aid
the fugitive, and to bufflo the blood-thirsty and
ruffianly slave-hunter, in whatever guise or
naino ho might como. Iter's was tho home of
tho publio advocates of Anti-Slavery, and of
all reforms: and no person ever mora kocnlv
enjoyed the loeiety and conversation of tho
enlightened friends of Reform than did sho.
8ho was a consistent, activo, largo-hearted friend
of progress. Her maxim was, that tho mind
could not stand still and nover should grow old.
Iler's never did. With great ardor sho was
ready to ciubraco any new idea when convinced
of its truth but with an iron will and out-spo-ken
zeal sho clung to whatever sho judged to bo
truo and right, be it new or old. A heart more
truly tender and susceptible of loving sympathy
for human suffering, was nover combined with
a will moro indomitable, a purposo more stern
snd on enorgy more restless and untiring.
Hcr's was a soul to appreciate and sympathise
with great and heroic deeds, as well as with the
loving and gentle. Few persons in the privsto
wulks of life, haVo beer moro widely known
and rejected as a philanthropist than our do
SI.e was a great Header. Amid all her activ
ity, it would scarcely bs believed possible thot
sho could find timo to read much. Yet sho
usually read, weekly, threo Anti-Slavery pa
pers, ami the Saturday Evening Post, and tho
Ohio Cultivator. Besides these she has read
during the past two years with great relish sev
eral of the largest and best works of Dickens
and of Scott. Sho was fond of reading novele
and biographies. She has read during tho samo
poriod, Robertson's history of the discovery and
settlement of America; and had her mind
deeply exercised by tho wrong inflicted in tho
naino of Christ on the Aborigines of this con
tinent. Even in her extremo suffering, being
unablo to read herself, she would get others to
read for hor. Few persons wcro capable of
conversing more intelligently on a gretcr variety
Ruth Galbraith came to Ohio somo 40 years
sgo, when it wss a wilderness. Sho was la
miliar with the trials of life in a new country.
Sho and her companion Nathan Galbraith
have journeyed together 35 years, sympathising
together in all reformatory tnovomcnts. In her
death the poor, the oppressed and outcast of
human kind, have lost a friend. To say she hsd
faults, is but to say she was human ; but hcr's
wcro faults that are soon forgotten, while the
good principles she sustained and the good deeds
sho has done, will live in the memory of the
true and just, while falsehood, injustice, slavery,
war, drunkenness, and othor forms of wicked
ness remain to afllict the earth. She honored
and worshippod her God, by loving and sorving
her fellow-beings. May all who read this do so
Tub Quakbh Conohessuam. Edward P. Lit
tle, a Quaker democ.st, eleoted from the Ninth
district of Massachusetts, in place of the lata
Mr. Fowler, appeared in the House without re
moving his broad brimmed hat, wss duly qual
ified, snd took his seat.
This Quker was formerly a commander in
The slaveholdlng Bsptist Union of Maryland,
has presented itself before Congress as the ad
vocato of religious freedom tn Europe, and Sir,
Cass has been selected as the champion of it
members. On the third Inst, he presented In
the Senate, a memorial In behalf of that body
praying fot intervention, to secure the enjoy
ment by Americans in Europe, of religious
liberty. The General is eloquent in defence of
freedom of conscience, and his indignation
burns against " spirit rappers and those wVot .
pervert the scriptures and destroy civil order
nnd the marriago relation." Who these last
are, does not exactly appear from his speech,
so every one can niako the application for him
self, snd it occurs to us that Mormon poligsmy,
is not more subversive of the marriage relation,'
than the cherished Institution of those Bsptist
memorialists. As to freedom of conscience,
we have yet to learn that any European gov-
wickedly, than this same American Govern-,
mcnt, which proposes now to interfere with
tho domestic institutions of Europe. General
Cass snd his memorialists, aro probably of the
opinion that conscience has nothing to do with
human actioiu. That its province is exclusively
with scctnrian dogmas, and religious forms.-
Hence that brazen facedness, which prevents
their blushing ut tho thought of interference in
behalf of religious liberty in Europe, while
executing the fugitivo slave law at home.
They show their egregious ignorsncc snd wick
cdncss both, whon they present themselves"
so zealously to advooato freedom for thought
nnu tonus oi religion, aim men pumsn witn
pains and penalties, the highest practical em
bodiment of truo religion. If tho European
governments to whom Mr, Cass proposes to
appeal, shall comply wi'h their requirements,
it will bo for other considerations, than thoso
of moral influence. On thnt score their inter
ference will bo treated only with mockery and
contemnt. Mr. llulc renlied vorv Annronriatalv..
Mr. Cass sold :
" Wo hsve a right to be heard in such sn sp- -pcnl
ss this, for wo have tried the great experi-s
niA(itnn .Vivi.iinnnl ..a lm.i.n fn. I , k.. V-a
como experience, of tho entire separation of
Church and State, and have shown that unre
stricted freedom of worship is not only best for
tho political interests of a country, but best for
the interest of religion itself. Unfortunately,
tho errors of the dark ages have not yet wholly
yielded to tho progress of truth, and in many
countries the civil authoiity impiously under
takes to excludo any form of religion but their
own ; and non-conformity is not ulono a want
of conformity to the will of God, but the of
fence of preferring the Divine Will to that of
tho ruler. Human presumption has never
irnnn fnrtlmr tfin., tn 1 1-n AMtnn r - -. .A 1 .
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of faith, with whi-h all must acre or hn aut. :
jccled to the penalties of tho government here -
snd to tho excommunication of the church
hereafter. So far as regards tho profession of a
particular doctrine as a necessary qualilicstion
for ofiico however wo may lament its presump- .
lion and injustice wo havo no rational causa.
ot complaint, as that is a question of national
policy; and nothing better illustrates the slow
progress of truth in theso old countries where
it has many interests and prejudices to encoun
ter, than the fuct that even in England, ith all
her real claims to ficedom and intelligence, .a
... ..... UUJ umiiu, wutujjjr Bi-nh in a orna
ment without taking an oath by which he ab
jurcs his own faith ond tho religion nf his fore
fathers : but we hove a right to expeot from all
friendly nations that American citizens be per
mitted to onjoy liberty of worship wherever
t... n nk.. : . .l.i- ,
j is tiviB i- nut mo aui-iiieBt rrnson-
able objection to such a demnnd, it ought not
indeed to be necessary, for this unworthy sys
tem of in-olcranco bus not tho least foundation
in reason oi religion, it is a moro iclio of bar
barisiu, converting the religion of the Gospel
into un engine of State, and substituting human
fallibility for those personal convictions of re-
ligious bolief si Inch every ono should fxsreise '
tor nuuscii, ana lor the exercise of whioh every f
ono is responsible.
..i',iiu,iiiui iuiihuciiuii -sun me nu
msn destiny hereafter, I believe the fall of our
republican government is indissolubly bound
up with tho fato of tho Christian religion, and
that a peoplo that reject its holy faith will find
themselves tho slaves of their own ovil passions, '
and of arbitrary power ; and I am free to ack
nowledge that I do not aeo altogether without
anxiety some of the signs which are shadowed
forth around us a weak imagination with
urn.-, ono. uiuguiuiuu passions wun Otners
producing founders and followers of Strang,
doctrines, whoso tendencies it is easier to per- .
ccive, tbun it is to account for their origin and
progress. But they will find thoir career and
their remedy not in legislation, but in a sound
religious opinion whethor they inculcate an
appeal to God by means of stocks and stones
and rappings, tho litest and most r.diculoua
experiment upon human credulity ; or whether
they seek to pervert the Scriptures to the pur
poses of their own libidinous passions, by des
troying that safeguard of religion and social
order, tho institution of marriage, and by load-.-
ing uvea oi unrestricted intercourse, inoy bra
making proselytes to a miserable imposture, '
unworthy of our nature, by the temptations of.
unbridlod lust. This ssme trial was made in
Germany some three centuries sgo. In a neriod
of strange abominations, and failed j and it will
fail here. Whore the word of God is free to
all, no such vilo doctrine can permanently
tablish Itself. ' .
Mr. Hale followed and said t
'I approve highly of the object of the mora.:
ment, but I do not soe how this country cn
make such an appeal. Koligioue freedom wa
forbidden by the laws of those European na
tions, and the memorial just presented prayed
the Interposition in order that religious freedom
might be porwitted. Was this not asking b ,