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THE ANTI-SLAVERY BUGLE.
Influence or my ministerial character to suf
fer. As furas possible, will curry out the
Saviour' precept lo l w ise o a serpent and
harmless as a dove."
Another, not SO irnot,,,7- In hi views fif
duty, ml more ignorant of the Chris.Vinii
philosophy thnt leads nn iiifcaMndor of
Christ Irnrlemly and uncompromisingly to
preach the truth, in cerie:.n belief Hint thus
the great end of preacl-.iuit the tiue gopel
will be better answered tlmn by preaching
n emasculated gospel, because, to one lock
ing faith, it may appear more expedient,
while ecknowliili jg the ohstnclu elavery
place in the iiiix-juiiiiiry' puili, wriit-siun
tlifTerent train, on follows:
'There in oiar ome thiko thnt hunters
tur entire happiness, ami ilmt ia the curse of
slavest. Hut of thin i inny not now speak.
God grant that our conduct, while here, 11 my
iot to annclimi tliin evil, llul to conic out
openly, nnd avow hostility to the 'sncre.1'
institution, would be to ihwnrl all hopes of
doing good, and inanro ua 0 speedy puseport
stum in country.
Tbia tearful tnirVionnry seemed to hove
forgotten Ute words ot his Uiviiio Master,
wncn ne emu, "Anil whosoever alir,u not
receive you nor henr your woidn, when ve
depart out of that house, or city, ehuko off
Iheilust of your led. He however added
liia testimony to Die true character of slave
r .. ......
vt line me net 01 tno fcecretai les, in retra
cing their steps, win under discussion before
the Christum public., the Huston Congrrgif
tionalitl so id, with equal shrencliicss qiuI mi
dependence: "Wo believe the American
liuard bus vast interests depending on its ac
tion in reference to the slavery Question.
We aro confident thnt n derided support of
tuc piiucipira 01 air. j rent letter will uu
necessary to save to the Hoard n largo aiiiouiit
01 couiiilence mill patronage which bus been
continued to it during the past year, only in
theAo; of such nciion." The New ork
Jndcmniltnl ni, notwithstanding It hud couir
aellcd tbo Hoard to set rid ol the vexed
qucanon' by transferrin; the Choernw mis-
ion to the Old School Assembly's Hoard,
now tillered its voice ol expostulation and
counsel, as lollows:
" The progress of opinion, and the dcvel
iemcuta ol experience, have rnised qucs
lions and obstacle which the Hoard must
meet, and w hich w ill affect them seriously,
whatever cotirsis they miiy lake. Thus, lor
instance, t lie shivery question, in its present
form, whs unknown lliirly years ngo. itut
the lionrd seems to forget this, mid appears
to think it can trent the matter just as it was
treated then. Invasion, silence and procras
tination have all been tried, and in the pro
cess each Jenrsomo friends of tho Honrd
have been alienated. Still the question
knocks louder and more imperatively than
vcr fur bearing and n decision. It can
not Vow be elifled or evaded. But delay has
now brought the Hoard into that stnte in
which any decision will inaUo trouble. If
true anti-slavery ground he taken, greut num
bers of Presbyterians and anti-abolition Con-
crrgationalmts will be cooled or alienated.
If they continue the present pro-slavery poli
cy, whole churches and Presbyteries at the
NVctt will leccde from them; not abandon
ing the hciiihcn because the Hoard nets
wrong, hut reaching the heathen through
ther agencies. If some evasivo course,
which commits the Hoard to no principles,
Le attempted, the result will he the same.
"Again: It is not an unusual argument,
Usud with some who ohject to tho course
Jiursiied by the Uourd, 'Will you let the
lealheti perish hecuuse tho Honid are wrong
or mistaken ?' as if the only alternative was
die support of the Hoard or the abandon
ment ol the heathen. Tho Honrd should
remember, in their plans, that there are now
numerous other channels by which the hea
then may bo reached ; that for the reasons
already mentioned they cannot depend on
ny considerable increuse to their regular
income, and much less on any indefinite en
largement ; that the churches will not fre
quently arouse themselves to pay oil a debt ;
nd that new question must he met with a
wise and earnest spirit, or the Hoard will
Use ground w hich it can never regain."
Al the meeting of the Hoard the ensuing
September, (It! P.),) 0 speriul Report wna pre
sented on the Indian Missions. The Secre
taries say, "They deemed a vote adopting
their letter to the Choctaw mission, of doubt
ful expediency." The result lo whirli tho
Committee came in their Report, and which
waa approved by the Hoard, is seen in the
conclusion of the Report, which every friend
ef freedom must reler to with grief mid mor
tification, which appears to huve been regar
ded as a " finality1' on the vexed subject, as
41 They do not deem it expedient, at pres
ent, that the correspondence w ith the Chero
kee mission should be laid before the Hoard ;
but if the Hoard should call tor it, they will
feel obligated to present it. In not present
ins this correspondence they but fidlow ordi
nary usage, seeing no reason to depart from
it. As the Choctaw letter falls in w ith pre
vious published correspondence, they make
n exception irom umjju 111 n-guiii iu 11, uuu
"Upon ono other point it may he well for
the Committee lo sny a few words. The
members of the Choctaw mission have diree
ted their attention very particularly, during
the past year, to the substitution of free la
bor or that of aloves. They are anxious to
innke a change sa soon as practicable, not
only to gratily u large portion of their friends
and patrons, but thut they may increase the
eonamv. comfort and efficiency of their
nwn labors. The Committee have hcen cor
dially ro-oieratiiig with the mission in this
matter, but they are sorry to suy that they
have not succeeded, as yet, in relieving these
t.relhren according to their earnest request,
flu. .uliiert will continue lo receive atten
tion, however, and it is hoped and believed
that, in some way, free labor w ill be success
fully introduced at an early day, Indeed, a
reduction has already been made in the ntim
' tier of alavea hired from year to yeur at the
llifl'itreiit stations and the Committee say in
oneluk'ioD that, aa it seems lo them, the mis
ion are willing to do all that can properly
be required in existing circumstances
place this question on the desired basis."
. Tlitii the Hoard, from whom better things
were expected, full back to the ground they
w-mied vears previous and there re
main, although it would heauid by them now
as it was in It'll, "The Hoard can '.istuin
no ralutinn to slavery which implirs appro-
ixttkui of th system, aud aa lxr4 can
have no connection or sympathy with it."
At thnt time, however, slaves were employed
in the service of the mission schools, the
'owners' being paid for tho labor, and their
linsters received without objection to the
mission churches ; both which practices
have continued ever since to the grief of
thousands who reluctantly contribute to the
treasury of the Hoard and to the deep regret
of the increasing multitude who, for con
science' sake, contribute to tho treasury of
In the Minionary IlrrnlJ, lor Dccendier,
I8.V2, under the licsd of "Wants of the
Cherokee and Choctaw Missions." complaint
is made of the difficulty of obtaining mis
sionaries for those mission. The reason is
quite apparent. The dissatisfaction at the
conduct of the Hoard, and ilia odium that
has ensued, de'.i-r them. While pious mid
devoted men and women offer themselves to
Ihn 'lnir.cnn Missionant .hsocialion for Afri
en, ilit Ojibue mission, and other parts of the
woi 1,1 the old Honrd find it difficult to obtain
missionaries for the Indians. I low greatly
should we rejoice if this fact should lead the
influential members of (lie Hoard to such
serious reflection thut it would result in a
resumption of the noble croiind tukcu in
Case of Rachel Parker.
Rachel far Vcr, our readers will remember,
was a colored woman kidnapped from Fenn
sylvania tome months since ; and conveyed to
Baltimore, where she has since been imprison'
ed, awaiting her trial on a petition for her free
dom. McCrcary, the principle kidrapper, was
and ia strongly suspected of participating in
tho murder of the unfartunato Joseph C. Mil
lor. To socure him and also to secure their
prey, Mrs. Dkkehut, mother-in-law of Mc
Crcary, sworo positively to the inentity of lla
chel, as her slavo. That the mother and son
in-law aro well mated, appears pretty evident
from tho evidenco on the present triid. On
which occasion, some twenty or thirty witness
c were examined, many of whom testified to
an intimato acqunintanco with Rachel, from tho
time of her birth to the timo of her seizure,
and all affirm most positively to her identity
Wt givo tho testimony of a few of the wit
nesses at a specimen of tho rest. How far
Mrs. Dickehut's swearing "will influence tho
jury remains to bo seen.
From the Baltimore Clipper.
TRIAL OF RACHEL PARKER.
Circuit Court for liuttimort County. Judgo
Constats on tho benee. The caso of Rachel
Parker, by her next friend, Francis Cochran vs.
Hannah Dickohut, petition for freedom, was
taken up. Attorney General, Judge Campbell,
and Jadgo Dell of Pennsylvania, with SV. II.
Xoris, Etq., of this city, appeared for tho peti
tioner, and William Schley, Otho Scott and
William B. Preston, Esqrs,, for claimant.
Mr. Nnrris roto and opened tho case by say
ing that in April, 1817, Mrs. Dickchut lost
threo slaves a negro woman and two children.
Under a power of attorney from Luther A.
SchoolQcld to Thomas McCrcary, tho girl was
abducted from Chesicr county Pa. A number
of the citizens of Pennsylvania followed her to
this city, and finally lodged her in the jail of
Mr. Campbell for sale. They then had a war-
rant issued for the arrest of McCrcary, on tho
chargo of kidnapping, and ho wnt tried before
Justico Pennington. Tho testimony beforo tho
magistrate was of a conflicting character, and
he thought thrro was no ground on which tho
accused could be detained for kidnapping, and
suit was then brought sgaintt McCrcary on
the charge of fulte imprisonment, and the Orand
Jury found a truo bill. Wt applied for an ear
ly trial in the Superior Court, of this case1, but
by an affidavit of the claimants that they could
not obtain a fair trial, tho caso was removed
from that tribunal to this court. That bonds
or any amount had been tondcrcd for tho ro
lcaso of the alleged slavo from jail, and her
production here at any time that might be sot
by tho court for trial but this security was
absolutely refused by the claimant, and aho
hail consequently remained In jail from tho 31st
of December, 1851. Wo expect to show that
this girl was born in Pennsylvania and that
her mother and grand mother havo resided there
a number of years, by a largo number of w it
ncsscs of tho most respoctablo character, living
within two miles of the place where she was
born and lived to the time of her being seized
and brought to Baltimore that by the testimo
ny adduced to prove ownership beforo the mag'
istrate and the vsry persona with whom Mrs.
Dickehut's slave lived, and tho girl is not tho
Mr, Prciton made a few remarks and said,
wo hope to bo oblo to show clearly that tho
learned counsel labors under a mistake in hit
opinion thut tho girl it froo or a native of Ponn
Robert Ilugcs sworn. Have known Rebec
ca Parker since 1833 tho was called Little
Deck. Heard the was married to Edward Par
ker, but havo no certain knowledge thereof.
Worked not a mile from where the lived.
Boarded in 1835 with a man named Milrath,
and she came there once a wock to wash. She
had been there a week at a time while washing,
ie. Bought the property on which I now re
side in 1810 and moved there in 1812. Rcbeo
ca moved into a houto of John Wilkinson's not
more than a mile off. Saw her children often.
There were three, and I think their names wero
Rachel, Jamea and Elizabeth. Raohcl was the
oldest. Knew Rachel tines eighteen hundred
and thirty-Are 1 ahe was the first negro ehild I
ever took notice of. Whilst living in Wilkin
sou's house her husband left her, and the thon
took up with a colored man named Oloscoo,
Afterwards aho went to live with Mr. An
drews, who owncs the adjoining farm to mine.
Rachel Left her and wont to live with Jacob Y.
Smith. She wat about eight or nino yeart of
age. Lived thcro a year, and went to live with
Joseph C. Miller. I taw her at Miller's in Oc
tober, 1815. I have seen her frequently going
with Mrs. Miller on errands and to hor mother's,
She disappeared from our neighborhood ths
latter part of December, 1851. I Csme to
Baltimore and taw her In jail. Saw her 1
the fall before the Wat taken awtv. There
were fourteen of lis went to the jail from our
neighborhood. She recognized us all and call- .
ed ut by name. I am certain tho ia Rebecca
Porker's child, and the same person I have da
scribed in my testimony.
James Mullen, sworn, -Know Rebecca Tar
kcr. First taw her in 1833. She wont by the
namo of little Heck, tthe then lived at tno
house of a colored man named Frank Arm
strong. She wat married to Edward Parker
and lived afterwards at Steel's house. Wlrile
there she had two uhildrcn Rachel and James.
SI10 was our woshorwoman, and came onco a
week to our house. Have known Rachel from
her infancy. liar motlior brought her to our
houxo in her erma when the camo to wash.
She went to James Y. Smith. Sho lived with
him about a year. Then went to livo with Jo-
acph C. Miller. Sho remained there eight or
nino years. Have teen her as often at once ,
fort night from her birth up, except whilst tho
lived at Smith'a. Sho came to Sunday tchool
a part of the season of which I wat tuperintcn-
I was superintendent of the tehool near-
ly thirty years. I camo to Baltimore to tee her.
her in jail and thcro recognized her. ;
Hove known the mother for twenty years. She
has always passed aa a free woman. Have not
tho least doubt as to the Identity of the girl or
her mother. Have lived ot my present rcsl-
denco fifty years. On my visiting her ot tho
jail tho immediately recognized m and called
mo by name.
Mrt Rachel Kimban affirmcd.-Known Re-
bceca Parker since 1831. She was my nearest ,
ncichbor.lt was said the was married to a man 1
named Ned Parker. Know Rachel well was
present at her birth and dressed tho child. By
request of the mother I named tho child, and
called it after myself and her aunt. They lived
in Steel's house. From thcro they went to tho
houso of Hutchinson. Did not tco Rachel
Parker at Smith's j taw her at peach time about
three ycart ago at Miller't. Saw her on the
road once, when she was largo enough to carry
a bucket of water. Saw her mostly when sho
wot brought by her mother to our house. Havo
not seen the girl since I came to Baltimore.
Tho girl was horo produced, and she said it wat
the samo girl wat certain of it tho counto-
nnnco was the time.' Cannot be mistaken.
Heard that Ned Parker waa married to her on
tho night tho stars fell ; believe it was in No
vember, 1833. It waa 1831 that Rachel was
born. I saw Rachel about a week beforo she
left the neighborhood sho came to our houso
on an errand from Joshua Miller I then rccng-
nized her as tho same girl I had known in in
fancy. Mrt. Rebecca affirmed I am the wife of the
Into Joseph C. Miller reside in West Notting
ham, Chester county Pa. Known Rachel Par
ker for about 15 years sho resided with mo
from 1811 to 1851. Rachel waa about 10 ycart
old when aho camc-camo from John Y.Smith's.
Rachel was taken away from our house by
Thomas McCrcary and John Mcrritt. She was
caught by them and carried to tho road, and
placed in a two horse carriago and driven off.
Rachel has lived with me uninterruptedly from
1811 to the time tho wat taken away in 18 51.
Sho hat tome marks by which I would know
her. Sho baa a cut on her right foot made by
an axe. Saw her at tho jail and immediately
recognized her. Havo not examined her foot
tines tho wat taken away from our house to tee
whothcr tho tear waa there. Foot examined
and tear ahown to tho jury. Witnett taid ahe
could havo no mor difficulty to identify tho
girl than tho would havo in identifying one of
her own children.
Mrs. Sophia Kirk, sworn Havo known Re
becca Parker sinco she was married but not
intimately until they moved to Hutchinson's
house. Was several times at the house. Have
icon Rachel Parker tinco I havo been iu tho
Court House. Have no difficulty in rocoguiz
ing tho girl at tho tamo that livod with my
daughter, Mrt. Rebecca Miller, and tho daugh
ter of Robecca Parker and Ned Parker. Can
Identify her just at well at I could one ol my
own children. Sho lived with my 'daughter
from 1814 until the wai tuken away in 1851.
John Wright, tworn Livet hi East Notting
ham, Chester county, Pa. ; hut lived thcro ;7
years, except four years he waa away. Hu'
known Rachel Parker ainco 1811 saw her at
tho home of Joseph C. Miller. Witnett wat
doing work near Miller't, and with his hands
boarded thoro soven or eight weeks ; taw her
then ovory day. Afterwards taw her once or
twice a year at Miller's, and at House't meeting
house. Witness it a local Methodist minister.
Hut teen tho girl Rachel in court, and has no
doubt of hor identity.
William Campbell tworn Hat known Ro
becca Parker since 1833 know her husband,
Ned, in 1830 1 hat known Rachel lines about
1835 or '30 taw her at James Mullen's with
hor mother. Witncst hu continued to know
Rachel from that timo law her frequently
whilst the lived at miller't twice at Miller't
houso, and frequently passing by witness' homo
going to Lowis Milrath's and tho Sunday school
at House's, and has no doubt of her being the
girl he hat known from childhood up. Knew
Rachel at Miller's about six ycart.
By Judge Boll. Had toon Rachel with Mil
ler's children at Houso's Meeting House fre
quently. Knew the other children ot Rebocca
Parker, but not by name.
Hannah Molrath iworn, Wat born In Chel
ter county, Pa. lived about two miles from
Joseph C. Millor ; was a litter of Miller't ; hat
known Rebecca tince 1833 1 when she first
taw Rachel her mother had hor in her arms, on
the Christiana road. Robecca brought her
children to witnett' houso when came to work I
had teen Rachel when ahe lived at J. Y. Smith's;
Rachel went to Miller's in 1811 ; had seen her
continually there till the was taken away In
1851 1 taw her in the jail here and immediately
hat known them ainco that time down ; first
knew Rachel at an infant at her mothct't breatt;
knew the other children when they wero small;
know Rachel to go to Miller's to live in 1811 1
know of her having a tore foot, which waa tied
up, but never taw tho wound or tear Rachel
had a tore foot when her daughter-in-law's
youngest child wat born that child will be tlx
ycart old in February; recognized the girl in
Baltimore as soon as tho taw her ; no other ne
dent. gro girl but this one ever lived with Miller j
hat not the slightest doubt of hor identity ; wit
Found nest has been at Miller's liouse fur weeks and
months ot a time, when Rachel lived there,
Rachel Kirk afllrmed. Ia the aistcr of Mrs.
Miller has known Rebcca Parker, by tight,
recognized her j hat not the least doubt of this
being the girl ) rcceolleeta the night Rebecca
wss married 1 tha waa at their houm avr1
timet during the day, to borrow things j the girl ,
Rachel grew up under witnett' eye; never wat
out of her know
vledge from the time the taw
her an Infant In her mother's arm ( saw Ned
Parker lost January, at witness' house he
called there the last she heard of Nod he lived
near Untonville, nine miles from Westchester
at David Calfant's tho boy Jim lived at Wm.
Jane Miller affirmed. It the mother of Jo
seph C. Miller; hat lived in Wctt Nottingham
ainco tho wat nlno months old) know Ned and
Rebecca Parker beforo they were married, and
for 20 years ; knew her children ; recollect of
Rachel going to Millcr'a to live ; wat frequently
at her sister's, (Mrs. Miller't) and taw Rachel
thero ; hat heard them speak of her having a
rc 'oot. bat lon recollect seeing it; has not
n tlightcs doubt of this girl In court being the
" nei " colored girl in their
neighborhood of Rachol'a aize or age.
$!)C Vnti-01aucru Bugle.
SALF..W, OHIO, JASl'ARY 22, 1853.
Executive Commutes meets February Cth.
The American Board and Slavery.
Wcssk tho attention of our readers to the arti-
clo on this subject, from tho American Mis
sionary. Thcso American " Scribes, Phnrasccs
hypocrites" who, aro compassing sea and
land to mako proselytes, havo indeed inndo the
Indian! tenfold moro tho children of sin and
wrong than before. Time was, when they
knew not slavery after refined and civilized
forms. When they hated not their brother be
cause of his complexion, features, or that ho
belonged to proscribed race. The fngitivrt
from the white Christians who escaped to the
tho lavage Choctaw s, Chcrokcct and Crocks
found a tafe assylum and a lavage brother's
welcome. Thoy were incorporated into their
jfamilie and their tribes, and to defend these
fugitives who had taken refuge among them,
th Indians repeatedly dared the armed force of
their ncighbora. Thia waa tho origin of tho
Seminolo war, and of othor assaults which pro
ceeded it. But then the Seminolci had not
been visited by missionaries of the American
Board. They had not been taught tho divinity
of alsvory from tho cxamplo of tho patriarchs
and tho teachings of Paul. It remained for
tho Cherokccs and Choctaws, on whom was
bestowed tho especial labors of " The Board"
most strikingly to illustrato the influence of their
teaching!. Thcso missionaries employed slave la
bor to prove that they were not abolitioniita but
wero sincero in their pro-slavery instructions.
They found apt scholars and ready converts, so
that in 1836 the whole nation waaconvertod, and
passed tho following laws, establishing tlavcry
at tho orthodox roligion.
" Bo it enacted, &.C., Thnt from and after
the passage of this Act, if any citizen of the
United States, acting 11s a missionary, or a
fireacher, or whatever hi occupation may
ic, is found to lake an active pari in fnvoring
the principle and notions ol the moat fatal
and destructive doctrines of Abolitionism,
he shall be compelled lo leave the nation snd
forever stay out of it.
" He it further enacted, Sec, Thnl teaching
slaves how to rend, to write, or to sing in
meeting-houses or schools, or any open place,
without the coiiHeiit of the owner, or allow
ing them lo sit at luble with him, shall be
sulllcicnt ground to convict persons of favor
ing the principles onu notion ot Abolition
ism." They also passed laws prohibiting emancipa
tionmaking it penal to leach tlavet, negrocl
and mulattocs to read forbidding ncgrooa to
bear arms to own property, and finally expol
ling them from the atate. Those are tho fruits
of American missions, at conducted by tho
American Board. Thcso the fruiti of preach
ing pro-alavery religion. Theso aro the men
who " givo aa much evidence of being born
again at church members in Vermont," aa one of
their missionaries tcatifici,and we don't doubt it
It it tho lame religion in Vormont, and in tho
Choctaw Nution. It wai tent from Vermont
and Matiaehusetta and Ohio, and bringoth forth
the grapoa of Sodom wherever it is cultivated.
It makes a fugitive ilave law for Vermontcra,
and among the Choctaws enacts that any cit
izen who shall hire, conceal or protect any free
negro from the operation of their law, shsll be
fined from $250 to $500, and if unablo to pay
shall receive fifty lashos on the bare back."
To maintain thia religion thousands of dol
lars are annually contributed by the churches,
and expended by the " Board." What infatua
tion and blindueai to beliove that such a roligion
can save the soul oilher in this world or that
which is to come.
Th a EauioaioN. Another trial trip of thii
new vessel has been made with moat triumph
ant success. The now motive power exists as a
faot, and its applicability to practical purposes
does not admit of a doubt. Its safoty and econ
omy cannot fail to secure its immediate adoption.
We hops loon to bid adiou forever, to the tern
ble diiattcri resulting from the exploiions of
New York Legislature.
The Lommon case it attracting some attention
in the New York Legislature. Resolutions wore
introduced on the aubject which were deemed
quite too favorable to freedom, when a motion ;
was made to substitute for them the resolutions
tin Convention. In
view of the servility manifested, it was well re
marked by one of the members, that the sole
difficulty now wss, not to meet the wants of the
slave owners, but of their northern frionds.
The South found no fsult with Judge Paine'
decision. It was only Northern lackeys who
wero troubled because slavery haa not in thia
case triumphed over freedom and stato law.
A scries of resolution! was slso Introduced
expressing sympsthy with, and solicitude for
Francisco and Rosa Madial in their Imprison
ment. (These persons have been for a long
time Imprisoned in Tuscany for the crime of
roading the scriptures. One of tho series of
resolutions wss tho following i
Resolved, (if tho Asaemhly concur,) That
the President of the United Smtee be respect
fully requested to exert hi best influence
with the government of Tuscany, to obtain n
a favor asked by a people which welcomes
all strangers, and protect nil religions, per
mission lor the Madini, and all their fellow
prisoner tor the same offence, to emigrate to
What brazen hypocriry and unparalleled
falsehood I This people welcoming the Madial I
Thia nation the champion ot biblt reading!
Tho government of Tutcany hat Imprisoned one
man and woman for this, but it hat done it ao
cording to the lawi, and by meant of the exe
eutort of her law. It ia only the government
that Imprison! and punishes for tint offence
against ignorance. Bad enough, to be sure
But no comparison with what wo have at home,
where more than three millions aro committed
without law or restraint, to tho caprice and
cruelty of Individuals, who may and do flig,
Imprison, and torturo with thumb screws and
branding Irons, for reading tho biblo and spel
ling book. To mister the alphabet is the climax
of crime for each one ot these millions and la
so regarded and treated. And then the New
York Legislature asks the President to inform
the Tuscan Government thnt " wo wclcoiuo all
strangers and protect all religions."
WoMAs'a Riohts. The nrtiele we copy on
our last page, from tho Publio Ledger, ia valu-
oblo in consideration of its source. The Lodger
is s highly conservative paper, and thia article
Indicates a progress on this question in the pub
The friends of slavery in the free state
re moving to secure its introduction within
their borders. The proposition is thnt citi
zens of slave holding states may hold them
111 transit. Last week we noticed Governor
Higler's recommendation to this effect, and
now it is said thnt individuals in New York
and Ohio are moving in the same direction.
Hills have been offered in the legislature of
these three stales for this purpose. . We think
thero is justico and -self respect enough in
Ohio lo prevent the passage of any such
law. 1 ho True Democrat says t
Pennsylvania is uncertain, hut nn for New
Yolk and Ohio, movements of this character
will not he sustained except by those- bruued
or brutalized in nature. The people of nei
ther of these Stnlen will tolerate tha toady
ism so popular at Wshhlugtun, nor the, ser
vility so blasting to Northern manhood.
They will laugh at tho bruiules fully of the
movers in tins matters, and only lurget tho
stupendous inngniiuilnof the crime because
of the known sTupidity of the ciimiunls.
Graham's Maoazikc for February has
beeu received. The January number never
came to bund, and we had concluded thai for
some cause, Graham had cut our acquaint
cucc. One of tho illustration is called
" The Carpet of Solomon." It is a beauti
fully executed picture, and ths " carpel"
would of itself bneii very well, if iho old
sensualist who sits upon it, in dalliance with
one of hi wives or concubines, had been out
of light. In justico to the picture we must
sny.that it make thia reputedly wisest of men,
look a stupid as we should suppose a man
would, with such numerous relations.
It contains also a very flippant pro-slavery
article entitled " Hlnek Letter on Uncle-
Tom-Foolery in Literature." A considera
ble part of the article, is devoted lo a killing
criticism of Uncle Tom's Cabin. One per
haps equivalent, (who can tell,) loon injunc
tion upon the sales of Messrs. Jewett & Co.,
and upon all foreign speculator iu the Cab
in. The remainder is mainly devoted lo a
rather favorable notice of one of the numer
ous answer to the Bailie." From tho spleen
of the article we might suppose the writer
the author of one of these unsuccessful re
plies, but that lie protest so strongly sgainst
this whole batch of " black literature." Hi
colorophobia rage with such furor, that we
must acquit him of that charge. The article
is a very comprehensive one, besides the
criticism above refored to it manages to try
and condemn the sentiments and measure
of all classes of abolitionist, English and
American, male and female administering
to all and each quantum sufficit, of good
advice especially in regard to the poor black
of the North the poor factory girls of New
and the starving poor of Old England. It
advocates colonization and manage also to
present all the thread bare arguments against
abolition and in favor of slavery that have
been urged from the first day of the Libera
tor to the present lime. But they nre just a
good a though they had never been answer
ed and why should not they be revamped ajid
Maine Law in Rhode Island.
Our readers are probably all aware that thul
law has been pronounced unconstitutional.
Thia decision has been made, not by the courts
of the the State, they unanimontly affirmed Its
conttitutionallty, out oy wuuge wm 01 u
ITnltcd States District Court. Thl decision
works a direct reversal of the will of ths people
of Rhode Island. They, by the election of th
Legislature which patted the law, decided ds
cisivcly the question for themselves. Th Leg
Islature in obedience to that decision, passed me
law by a largo majority. And ow itepi In th
Federal Court and declare the conititution ttt
powerful and legitimate guardian of the rum
traffic. For our own part we don't knew
whether Judge Curtit logia be right or wrong,
snd we don't care for it, except that it will ex
tend rum trading with all its attendant crime
and sufferings. But this we do. know, that no
thing cnuld be more in character, than that th
constitution or tho government which ia th
espechl patron and protector of the trams in
men, women snd babes, should alio In like
manner stand the especial guardian of th rum
Mr. Greene the New York liquor dealer, has
been more successful in introducing rum tra
ding into Rhode Island, over the heads of th
people, their laws snd their courts, than wa
the famous Mr. Ummon in his attempts to in
troduce slaveholding Into New Yoik. Whoth
er ss a matter of private speculation, he will
also have tho advantage, remains to be seen.
Sines our notice of Rachel Parker's esse was
written, we learn that she wat acquitted. . Th.
Prosecuting Attorney abandoning th ease an
hopeless without tending it to the jury. Thus ,
hat ono victim been taved, though the hassufi',
fcred months of imprisonment. ' And Joseph
C. Mdlor who attempted to protect her, was.
probably murdered for his interference. , .
Just as we go to press, our town is all in a
buzz of excitement. Tho Treasurer of the eoun-'
ty camo quito unexpectedly upon the Bank
this (Thursday) morning, with a posse of some
fifteen or twenty men, got s!niision, closed th
doors, took from Mr. Com well the cashier th.
key of tho vault by fores, opened it but found'
no funds. -1
Ho finally aucceeded in finding a couple ot.
bags of double eagles, from which he helped
himself ti tho amount of tho taxes, between '
three and four thousand dollars, left a receipt
for the sumo and departed. We law Mettrs.
Cor 11 we'd nn l Cimpbell of the bank, on th'
itep, as the crowd left. Tho former showed
evident signs of rough handling. Pcrhapi this
it law. W don't know. It it quite summary.'
On Sunday last Mr. Tiffany closed hi -. .
ries of Lectures in the Town Hall in this
place. ' The addresses were ten in number
and embodied much of original thought and ,
radical truth, which cannot full lo he of ser
vice lo his hearers, w hatever mny be true of
his philosophy. We hnrdly know how to
characterize those of his lectures, whirli ss-,
pecially pertained lo the spiritual philosophy.
They embodied a beautiful theory, connect-' '
ing the present and the past with the future. '
Whatever otbera mny think of its truth, the
ntithor, evidently more ian bttitvti iu its "
He is most devoutly impressoil with th'
importance of his views, and seeks lo extend
them with an earnestness thut will secure far
him the respect of all who witness hi ef
forts. He has gone from here to Columbiana.
Tux Ashtabula 8t.ni.Nn., make its
nppeuronce enlarged, with new type, and in
quarto form. Wm. C. llowels, Editor, J. R- -Giddiugs,
Corresponding Editor. The Sen "
line! is an excellent Free Soil paper and w :
rejoice in it enlargement ond prosperity. " ,"
Mrs. Southworth, we believe it was, wrote a
novel called " Retribution." The following '
paragraph dotails acaaeof retribution without
fiction. A caie not strange or wonderful, bat
one that comet at naturally and surely from
tlavery, at light from tho tun or rain-drop from
the cloudt. It ii thii terrible and natural re
tribution which makca cowards of southerner '
and with its terrors would drive them to emsn-
cipation, but for that wicked partnership of th
North with them in their crime, which inter
poses the whole power of the government fot
its protection. The Massachusetts 8py lay 11 .
We learn from the Brandon (Miss.) Repub
lican, that a tragical affair occurred, in lit
southwestern portion of Rankin county, on.
the 13th nit. William Williams, a planter,
living on Richland Creek, had recovered tb
Iiossession of a slave named Georgo, who had
icon a runaway. On thi return, be chas
tised the man with 'brutal severity, and con
fined him with chain. During the night,
the slave by some mean released himself
from his confinement, and having'obtaiived
fiosaession of an oxe, he inflicted two sever
ilows on the head of hi tyrant. Ilejmad
his escape the same night, and 'had not at th
luat account been arrested, though com
pany were in purauit of him. William died
the next day of hie wound. '
Robert M. Riddle, Editor of the Commsreia
Journal, haa been elected Mayor of Pittsburgh.
He ia a whig.
The ofHocrs of th Henry Clsy and Rslndsst
the vessels whose racing caused the fearful lot
of life on the Hudson lome time sinoe, are to b
brought to trial for manslaughter.
William Upham V. S. Senator from Ver
mont, died at Washington on th 14th lnst--
His disease, lay tome of tha papers, was Er
riaipelat, others, Vareoloid.
Dr. Lyman B eschar, Jr., hu been prsjssnbr
with an annuity of $500, .. '