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vlI)C nU-Slaucti) Bugle.
SALEM, OHIO, FEDM'Anr 19. 1853.
Executive Committee meets March 6th.
Bill. Last work tho Publishing Agent
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it has been read, lent, torn up or lost. pray
too, remember that, would also lie much easier
nd cheaper for us to print a paper with the
subscribers nil paying in advance than to wait
one two or moro years for tho par, we do Bet
nd lonso a large percent of the whole, but
we cx ret to loose hut litt'o from thoso to
w hom we havo sent bill, If any errors occurs
In our bills wo shall be glad to rectify them as
soon as inado known.
To CoRRFjroxnrsTn. Correspondent who
give us fa-'tt for insertion, must accompany
Ihcm with their names. For lack of this we
cannot publish the account of the discussion
between Messrs. Tiffany and Morton, w hich
some ono ha furnished us from Painavillo.
An Error---Jerry Trials.
On authority of the papers which reported
the trial of Enoch Heed, we last week str.tcd,
that ho was condemned under the fuyi'iit late
of li93. This was a mistake. Determined to
hare a conviction at all events and thinking
that the popular prejudice against color would
materially nid their purpose, the prosecutors
took colored man first, as presenting a case
most easy of conviction. Still further to facili
tate this purpose thry abandoned all attempt
to convict under any law having reference to
slavery or fugitives, and planted themselves
upon a general law, passed in 1790 to meet
case of resist anco to the execution of prorcts
generally. For violation of thit air, Knoch
Heed was convicted. Tho sentence has for the
present been arrested. What the penalty is,
wo cannot state. Evidently the prosecutors
w ith all their zeal' and long preparation, feared a
fuilure, and henco their cowardly resort to the
charge of resistance of an olliccr.
Their fears wcro realized in tho second ease
tried, that of W. L. Salmon of Oswego, lie
wa arraigned under tho law of 13.30. From a
hasty glanco at tho testimony In tho ease, we
should think the fuct of his participancy fully
made out, and yet ho was acquitted. Mow this
occurred wo dont know. Tho Carson Lcaguo
glories In It as the result of a determination on
the part of tho Jury to trample the law under
foot They would not convict under it.
Now wo rejoice in that sentiment, Individu
ally or collectively expressed, which treat this
law w ith the cxtrcmcst disregard and contempt,
but we cannot approvo of that morality which
swears to execute tho law by a fuithful verdict
according to evidence and then screen the
violator of the law in tho face of evidence.
Hotter refuse to servo upon a jury, and pay r.o
respect in form, to tho outrageous enactment,
than dclibcra'oly to commit perjury for tho
ake of releasing the accused of contemning
the law. It may be as tho Lcaguo says that
" tho jury proposed to defend and acquit inno
cence." But that was not what they wcro
. . . . to do. They wcro (worn to bring in a
.. disaccording to evidence. They brought
ma verdict in the fuce of eviden'c. The law
and their oath contemplated tho punishment
of innocence, nay, of a positively virtuous act.
The evidence required them to aid in its punish
ment by giving their verdict against it. What
business had they to tako this oath to punish
Innocence and virtue Tho Leuguc is tho ad
vocate of righteous civil government, but to
us tt seem that there I a more rigtitcous way
of sustaining and excelling governmental
righteousness. That our readers may judgo
for .themselves, wo givo what tho League has
to say upon the question:
"After a ten hours discussion, and being sent
cut several times by the Court, tho jury return
ed a rpr diet that Heed did " retitt an officer."
Had he been tried on a count for rescuing a
lave, thry tcoiihl haee aejnitted him; for hit i,i
suxvnce would huet shone in proportion to the
tttarneu of the proof to sustain tht iiiilic'mei i.
" So It was in the case of VV. L. Salmon.
After Heed's counsel arrested hi sentence on
motion, (which thcro is hopes may lc sus
tained,) the District Attorney arraigned V. I..
Salmon. Ho was tried under tho fugilivo law
of '69, and acquitted, although the indictment
was clearly sustained by proof; and because
the indictment was clearly sustained the jury
considered ho was clearly innocent. The law
proposes to punish innocence, and the jury
proposed to defend and acquit innocence.
'W. L. Sulraon is glorious fellow. lie
threw olT all disguise at the rescue He nixed
the Marshal by the throat in the face of day,
und in the presence of tho court, and if he had
kicked hiia into the street, a jury would appro
ved the act ind when they returned poor Jer
ry to UotuuT oifice, Salmon camo before tho
crowd with open brow exclaiming "Old Oswe
go is present" "Qo-ahoad 1" lis seised tho
great plank with other brave fellows and broke
down the Inner partition and brought out Jerry,
and bore him in triumph through tho city, the
aublimest sight under heaven. The official
knave and kidnapper and coward who are
vainly seeking jury to eondemn these brave
Men, crawled trembling into hiding place to
cpe being rode on rail, or dragged in the
canal. All honor to W. L. Salmon, who nem
attempted to conrc n' hi participation In this
brave and glorious c .,1"
The good Hnle of New Lisbon, olmoM
nil of whom have pledged themselves to the
Whig or Dutnncnitic plutforms, and of course
were bound either to " discountenance" or
resist," neem utterly to linve forgot them
selves Inst week. There wns a great ngitn
lion got lip there, and that by one of tho tinted
mid hunted race, mid almost nobody wn
found either" to resist" or ' discountenance."
I low thry will answer it to the offended
majesty of shivery we cannot tell. Ami-slavery
has certainly rnnili) n real progress.
Never before did it get further than the Court
House. Kofnrns we know, if hat nl ways luul
humanity enough to ndniit it. The churches
never. But lust week the Presbyterian house
opened it door to Mr. Joseph Mason, and
n honso full of atteniivo listener. Mr. Ma
son lectured there three evening! and of his
labor the Democratic paper, tho Patriot,
mndo honorable mention. For further par
ticulars, we quote from a note of that tried
and fuilhfiil fiiend of freedom, John Frost.
Hi note wo not designed for publication,
but wt venture the responsibility. Mr. Frost
"Well, wo linve had the grentest Anti
shivery revival here that this place has ever
witnessed. Joseph Mason, colored ninn,
h o sent here on Saturday lust by Dr. Rob
ertson, of Muuover, to preach the gospel of
liberty. It uns my business to try to make
him known, vet iv .'. 'Meeting, AVc. confess
that I li lt discouraged at first, ns Mr. Mason
was so reserved mid quiet that 1 thought it
impossible for him to interest our citizens.
On Monday we went to work, procured the
Court House, got out notice, nml had the
iliing (initio as public, ns possible. When
the time rame, n respectable sized meeting
assembled, but not enough to fill the house.
The speaker commenced, and before lie was
through tho liousu became pretty full, a
largo proportion being little boys. Von
know they will be men some day. Wo were
greatly surprised in the ninn. He was not
so demure nml quiet on the stand, hut
pnve us n brief history of the condition of
his people in Canada, followed by his per
rnnul narrative. At times he Was truly clo
quen', always interesting, and often a vivid
flash of wit or sarcasm nt the expense, of
oppression, convulsed the audience with
laughter, lie talked on until near nine
o'clock, when he closed, supposing tho poo
pie were tired listening. Hut we were not.
We liccamo more ami more interested, uud
those little, boy seemed to bo all turned to
I suggested to the audience llmt those w ho
desired to henr him again on the next eve
ning should say "aye," when a hearty re
spouse was raised in the affirmative. Tues
day evening the old court house was crowded,
numbers of those little boys being in, and
nil tart again. We were intensely interest
in hi narrative this evening. He talked till
near nine, and then stopped, proposing to
give the rest on Wednesday evening. No
thing else by this time was tulked of but Joe
Mason and his narrtlive. The private circles,
the social parlies, the stores, nml even the
doggeries caught the infection. It lias cre
ated n perfect enthusiasm. Hy some effort,
and for the fril time, wo procured the Pre,
byterian church, a large house, for Wcdnes
day evening, uud filled it full. Never did
the slave nor his liieud speak in it before."
Speaking of the lecture in his Inst paper,
Mr. Frost uihls "other!
" Tho Iruil.ho and lifu-liko character lie
delineated of a mean slaveholder, old Spin
die, of Missouri, cannot be erased from the
mumm y of it hu ge number of a certain cluss,
uud ns those youth grow up it will influence
the political course of many of them on the
slave question. Avarice, rrueltv, revenue,
cowardice, mid all that is linlefiii nml mean
were conspicuous truits in that old ij rani's
character, And often when those children
think or read of a slaveholder, they will per
sonify him with that shriveled up old wretch,
who rendered himself miserable hy torment
ing nml trying to murder hy inches some !20
Inn inlets slaves."
A distant subscriber sending In his annual
"It is evident there remains much to bo done,
before tho people understand tho relation they
sustuin to slavery.- If they understood their
position, or tho relation they sustain to it, they
would not support It as they do, I hnpo they
will be brought to feel their responsibilities.
Your mission is high and holy one, moro
truly religious than any that isonmmonly called
such. I w ish it may occupy its proper place
in tho heart and consciences of the people."
A disohace. The colored population of Cin
cinnuti, say the Commercial of that city, pay
$ 1500 of poor tax and are entitled to no relief
from the poor fund. We have published this
fact before, but as we have heard of neither re
pentanc or reformation on the part of the city
authorities, we think it well to koep their sham
before tho world.- A Cleveland paper 'truly
aays, "Ncgrois would not treat white people
Louis Nspoleon in announcing hi marriage,
to the Frenoh people, tell them that when they
shall see the new Empress, they will be eon
vinced that her selection has been brought
bout hy - the inspiration of Frovidtno." -
A note we have roccivod from Joseph Barker,
Informs us that bo has novcr received tho No;
of the Bugle containing Mr. Harwell's propo
sition for public- discussion. lie had how
ever been informed of the question proposed.
Of these, under date of February 5th, ho says t
As to Mr. Harwell's propositions, I do not
believe that Ood has endowed ' ery man with'
the requisite mental rapacity to acquire frora
any source a perfect know ledge of his relations,
duties and destiny. . I question whether he haa
so endowed any man. It will ccrtuinly take
eternity to gain a perfect knowledge of all our
relations, fcc. I cannot therefore, take the affir
mative of that proposition.
I have no objection to take tho negative of
the second proposition, tho' I had rather tho
proposition had been more comprehensive.
How ever, I w ill tako tho affirmative of the fol
That mankind are ablo to obtain tho knowl
edge needful to their improvement and wclftre,
without supernatural revelations or infallible
Perhaps you will publish this In the Tingle.
I have not yet seen tho Bugle containing Mr.
Where must the discussion be, and when)
And what the particular arrangement ? '
For the information of both Messrs. Hatzcll
and Horkor, we append their respective Post
Jonas Hautzell, Ilnpcdale, Harrison Co., O.
Juscm Bahkkii, Millwood, Knox Co., O.
Woman's Rights Association.
Wo are requested by tho Executive Com
mitter, testate that its first Annual Meeting
will lie held on tho 23th and 2Cth of May next.
The place of meeting will bo hereafter announ
ced. Ghaiiam's Maoaxink for March is a large
Nj. containing near 1)0 pages, with an unusu
al number of illustrations. Wo have not had
time to read Its numerous papers. Graham
suys thry ara good. Nor havo wo now time
to speuk as wo would of the only two ai titles
we have looked over, those refcring to the sla
very question. Graham is very sore about the
critiquos on his pro-slavery article of last
mouth. Ho works himself up into a belief
thatsomo folk would make a martyr of him
and with but little of martyr meekness, ha ut
ters great swelling words about editorial indc
pendenco and money making philanthropy.
Ho will havo it that Mrs. Stow' book is "4
bad bonk. It gives an unfair interpretation of
southern life. Is badly constructed badly!
timed and made up for a bad purpose." "ii
is a distortion of facts a stupendous (,'"! 1
'Ho will not therefore admit it merits or joinj
ine moo of its admirer: , lie tolls us in a slip
accompanying tho nuiubci, that ho wrote this
article, "In order to mako our his position)
particularly clear." It is "clear" that he has
chosen his position among tho supporters and
apologist for slavery and tho bitter opponents
of all who are laboring for its overthrow, He
attempts after all hi booHed independence to
cover it over, by tho ostentatious assertion that
"he has taught blacks in Sunday school for
years as a duty" and by tho offer of $1000 to
establish college for colored persons, on such
conditions a he knew would bo perfectly safe
to tho quiet reposo of tho cash in his own
pocket. But this will blind uono but bats,
and deceive none but such as aro willing to bo
fooled. It is now "particularly clear" that the
Magazino is to givo its influence to guide tho
popular periodical literature of the country, so
that it shall aid In the continued enslavement
of moro than thrco millions of defenceless,
helpless, speechless, outraged human beings.
Tho South so understands it, so let tho North.
Tho other article to w hich wo refcred is a
long ono entitled tho "British Slavo System."
It is an attempt to cxtcnuato tho evils of tho
American System of Slavery, by depicting the
wrongs and horrors of British oppression,
though two other objects appear quito as mani
fest through the whole, viz: a determination to
depreciate Mrs. Stowcar.d all anti-slavery men )
and women and a spiteful revenge upon the
British philanthropies for having totd tho truth
of American Slavery. We havo no defence to
mako for British aristocracy or monopoly no
apology or extenuation for British tyranny and
oppression. It is terrible, no doubt, but what
justification that offer for American Slavery
or for the pro-slavery articles of tho Magazino
wo fail to see. We rejoice that British men
and women will tell the truth of American
Slavery. We rejoice that Americans will tell
tho truth of British oppression. We trust it
will continuo to be told till a righteous abhor
renco shall pervade the world against both the
one and the othor. Till the tyrants, wherever
found, shall havo stirred against them the most
vehement Indignation of the world, and thereby
be induced to abandon their oppressions. This
spiteful retort indulged in by Graham and
Madam Ty'er is contemptible enough. But
perhaps it is a good a uso us that class can be
put to. If oppressor will tell the truth of
each other, though they do it with taunt and
jeer, they may perchanco convince each other
of their meanness and save tho breath and
strength of bettor men and women for a better
work, that of building up the true and good.
Hath a and WiBSTia's Sfeiohes Head
ing & Co., Boston,' have published in a neat
pamphlet of 84 page the speech of General
Uayne, of South Carolina, in the U. S. Senate,
on Mr. Foot's Hcsolution, January, 1830 and
Mr. Webster's speeoh in reply to it. This de
bate is one of much historical interest. Mr.
Webster is thought by hi friend to have made
in it his greatest oratorical demonstration. It
is one certainly more creditable to him than hi
famous 7th of March Bpoech. The pamphlet
may b ordered of th publisher by mail,
A Frank Confession.
We find the following in the Christian Pre.
We admire the frankness of this Baptist minis
ter.' He' dare to enunciate in words, senti
ments which thousands of others feel, but aro
too cowardly to speak out, though not too good
to set out. Why should they not thank Ood
for American 81avcry, when they believe by it
means the stelen Africans snd their descendants
havo been rescued from barbarism and idolatry
saved from hrll and prrpared for heaven, as
we are told thousands of them have been
When by its means the only missionaries will
be raised up who ro cnpablo of evangelizing
the African continent f How many of tho
thousand of minister In this land havo ever
shed a tear for American Slavery. Alas, many
moro have been found to apologize for its exis
tence or to extenuate it guilt.
I havo not a tcor to shed for American
I thank God for American Slavery."
Qnnlutiont from lie r. E. U. Hibinson.
Mn. Eoitoh : I refpectfully ak you to pub
lish, on my responsibility, that the above ere
the very words of the Pastor of the Ninth strert
Baptist Church, uttcrod on Sunday evening,
Feb. 6, 1853, before a very largo ami enlighten
ed audience, without a word of explanation. I
send them to you that Mr. Hnhinson may vindi
cate himself (if he can do so) to the public for
uttering words so rcpulsivo to tho heart of a
Fatriot and a Christian. I have too much re
gard for him personally, and ton much interest
In his reputation, as a Baptist Minister, to con
sent to his being niiinberid among hearties
WM. HENRY BRISBANE.
Tho Frco Democracy of Wisconsin have held
a State Convention, and in effect re-adnptnd the
Pittsburgh platform. The resolutions in refer
ence to diicct taxation and temperance, were
Hhodo Island has also held a Stalo Conven
tion for the nominatian of State officers.
Tho Indiana Convention, resolved itself into
an association to continuo till 13.37. It scut at
Michigan, also, has held a State Convention,
passed a scries of resolutions, snd especially
urged the organization of associations in every
. Tho National Era, after urging tho work or
organization and renewed effort for sustaining
and circulating anti-slavery papers, adds the
following paragraph, w hich may well bo appro
priated by every abolitionist in the country,
whatever his opinions and measures :
" And now frionds, if you intend really to
elect your President in 1850, you must go to
Urork Organise,' hold 'meetings, vote, speak,
print, circulate the documents work systemat
ically, thoroughly, steadily, resolutely and
should not entire success crown your efforts,
you will hove the consolation of knowing that
you have done your duty, snd deserved success."
Tub 8i.av Catcher Cavoiit, in tht mtnhet of
the Eternal Lmo. . , By Asa Kami, Minuter if
tht Gospel. Printed at Cleveland.
We have not had time to read this pamphlet.
But we aro aure it would take no great skill to
entangle that human monster, a slave catcher
in such,' a not. From a page or two at which
we glanced, wo aoe that Mr. Hand not content
with the meshes of the "eternal law," has
spread-out also the meshes of our Federal Con
stitution.' That according to our way of think
ing, will require more skill and provo a poor
thing at last, at try rate so it has provod here
tofore. But almost any way to entangle, catch
and effectually restrain the monster. ' Every
man to his own tackle, till ho finds it wont do.
Then let him throw it away and find a hotter.
We should think the pamphlet the work of an
earnest Friend of Freedom. Let it circulate
widely, it w ill do good.
Tn PAnLon Cinct.x, i a monthly Magazine,
" devoted to the happiness and improvement of
all." ' With embellishments $1 per annum,
, James O. Hoed, N. Y. "
Tub School Fellow. A Magazine for Boys
and Girls; New York, C. M. Saxton, 152, Ful
ton St. A neat littlo Juvonilo, filled w ith in
teresting mattor and beautiful illustrations.
. Tub Vsa, devoted to the elevation of Wo
man ; By Mr. Paulina Wright Davis. Pub
lished monthly, in quarto form, at Providence,
H. I. Ono dollar per annum. The first No. of
this paper has made its appearance in a neat
and tasteful lo.ni, It is principally filled with
original matter hy the editor and her correspon
dents, from w hom tho informs us alio has prom
ise of much valuabloaid. Wo have long heard
of Mra Davit a an eurncst and talented retorm
er. Of late, alio has especially devoted her
self to the elovsiion and improvement of her
sex. The Una appears as a new instrumental
ity for the furtherance of this object. Ono
much nredod, and which we doubt not will be
eminently useful. The paper ha been com
menced on individual responsibility without
a list of suscribers trusting for support lo the
oo operation -( the numerously increasing
friends ef this cause. All the co-operation
asked, i a prepaid tubscription, and judging
from tho present No. all who subscribe will re
ceive a full equivalent. a
' Tm Lilly. We beg pardon of this neat snd
valuable little contemporary, for not having be
fore noticed its improved appearance, and tuor
' frequent, but always welcome visit Since the
I first of the year it haa been issued in folio
form and semi-monthly, without inoreate of
(price. Address, M.r. Amelia Bloomer, Sena
oa Falls, N,Y.
Francesco Maiai I not dead, a heretofore
reported. The man and wife are yet both
alive. Sympathy In their brhalf is extending
lUclf ovor th country. Meetings aro held in
various citie and towns numerous petitions
have been forwarded to Congress, and new,
papers, even th most 'foggy and huukcrish,
are overflowing with sympathy with tho madiui
and make loud call for intervention and a re
dress of greivanrra. We are glad so see evrn
this. We are glad if they have time rrprct
for libr.ty in Tuscany, if thry have none fir it
in Carolina. Wo ere glad to hrar them dc-
rou"eo tyranny in the Grand Duke, even if
they do cherish and applaud it in their own
ruler. The love of lilierty wo w ill hope may
gain upon them, so that era long they may so
cedo to its establishment at homo, as well as
advocate it abroad.
Voice or the Kioitive This paper, pub
lished by Henry Bibb, hi Windsor, ('aumbi, bn
been n birged,
I'iniKxoi.roicL I.irri'HE. Dr. Wagner's
lecturrsnn this subject during the List nnd res
ent week, have been well atlenilnl end lae
given general satislaetiuii. B shirs affording
much amusement to his audiences, i,0 Dr. told
a good many practicul tiuths in a way that will
rF'A bill is lielnro the New York .Senate,
nppr 'printing $ 0 to defray the expensrs of
each colored inhabitant of that Mate, above ten
years of age or $'io, if below that ar.whomay
voluntarily emigrate to Liberia.
Our enterprising rriend Samuel Brooke, has
just got on a lot of New (foods, which he is
rapidly distributing over tho country.
The Madial. Notes from the Leeturing Field.
On Wednesday and Friday evening of l,it
week. I lectuied in Wcllsviliv, the terminus r.f
the Cleveland and Pittsburgh railway ; where
everything may have flourished, but freedom
Lying as it docs on tho hank of the Ohio, sen
crated only by that streom from " lie- Mother
of President" and breeder of Slaves Virgin
ia. Kho has partaken largely of tho Southern
influence. Tho miasma of tho great moral
desert has penetrated deeply into tho ninrul,
political, and religious nature of the people.
The result has been the prostitution of tho
moral sentiment tho deadening of life's best
How truo it is that " evil communications
corrupt good manners." It seems iinpo-iblc
that men can livo long in the vicinity of vice
and crirno, unless they openly protest againt it,
without becoming influenced themselves.
It sectns almost a law of our being that the
farther from wrong wo are, the more plainly we
see it, while familiarity make it tolerable, if not
Still I think such place as Wcllsvillo need
'only tho truth fairly presented to awuken in it
interest, and tccuro its co-operation.
I wa welcomed by Mcasr McCurdy, Wolff,
and other Frco Soil hrethen, who arc in my
opinion the saving Influence of tho place.
I spoke the first evening in the Disciple church,
and the second in tho "Union" church. Both
are respectable, commodious houses, and were
Tho audience were not large, but what was
better, attentive, serious,' and enquiring. Tho
truths 1 uttered were received by tho people
with apparent candor. Not tho least disj osi
tion to noiso or disturbance of any kinu wu
manifested. I think our border towns and vil
lages havo been too much neglected. "Pis there
whero Iho slavo must first set his fuot on our
" Free Soil" must get his first impressions of
free men and free institutions. Could wo so
fur aholitionizo tho border, as to mako tho slavo
feel, in his first approach, his manhood, it
would be a great good.
As I sut at tho Hotel window, looking at tho
mighty river as it proudly rolled onward to
wards tho Futhcr of waters, bearing on its bo
torn largo masses of ice, I thought of tho terri
bio achievement of Eliza, in Uncle Tom's Cabin,
when she, to procuie her freedom, and the
freedom of her darling boy, leaped from H ike
to flake, until exhausted, sho gained tho shore
of freedom. And aa I thought of tho system
that compelled women to run such risks, I
prayed that by omo means, I cared not how, it
might bo destroyed for ever.
I spent Sunday in Pittsburgh. In the after
noon I attended tho colored church) a beautiful
and commodious building. Tho congregation
ir every respect, I should think, would v'o with
its whito neighbors. There w as a good choir.
Tho people were well, tome of them elegantly
dressed. The preacher, u unit) of considerable
ability, at a preaiher. Wo oithudox would
call him found. But I thought it was u pity
th- tho people should from Sahbu'h to Suiihuth
! sit to hear that, that could have no' elevating
tendency, especially such men as Delui.),
Woodson, Peck, and o hers whom 1 pres
ent. By tho way, Dehtny ami Woodson, hell a
discussion on Friday evening last, on the qucs.
tion, whether the importation of Atricuus into
this country has been a good or an evil. The
discussion was highly spoken of hy the city pa
pert for its historical facts, especially. I wish I
could have heard it. Few abler men men live
in that city, than the gentlemen namod.
May they toon be. recogutzed a among the
mon whom "God h created equal, with in
alionublo rights.'; Yours, . , W,
Feat or a Conouessman, While the door
of the House of Heprcsentative were closed
for a call of the House, a member from Iowa
reached hi seat by clambering and sliding down
one of the pillar of the gallery. Hi perform
ance was greeted by roar of laughter by that
dignified body of legislator.
Letter from Massachusetts.
LYNN, Mass., Feb. 9th, 1852.
DcAW MsltlL't I Th natrian.h Inti sis.
elf art peculiarly fortunate, In having Satan
or our ucauiy me. My right tiand and arm
for a month past, have been scalded with a bap
or boils, to such a degree, a to tave you and
the rest of mankind" from the infliction of my
pen and to entitle me, one might think, to a
reverse of fortune, (which I do not much ex
pect,) such as was afterward bestowed upon
tho man of U. There is a kind of potato rot
now prevailing, everywhere almost, in the shape
of boils and my ststom has been peculiarly
visited. You would hare had a full account
of our recent ll tun Anniversary, and several
other events, but for this) and now that my
arm begins to be in working condition, there
seems not much Tor it to do.
You have seen how the waves of Hunkerism
are rolling hack again over New England.-
New llamshire, that six years ago, had the i.U
Dilnoemtie D nssfy under its feet, now are
John p. H:ile recalled from tho United Slates
Sei.me, and his , l -. supplied hy that archangel
of llitnm), ( l.nrli s O. Allien. ii, . "
Mn iii lin-ett-, thnt one year afcn, had her
It. ml. ml and her Mann, hrr Allen and hrr
Fowler, in the House of H prrsentMiives, (all
noble chain pious of Free Soil, in their wy,)
hn now to see in llivir plates, three of the most
desperate Hunkers the Stuto can furnish, and
one Free Soil man, who ho nevrr been known
assn abnliiiouist in any school whatever, nor
much known any whero else the main ecrcr,
probably, of his election. ' :.
But last week, another Senator wa to be
chosen, and Edward Everett, a Webster Whig
of most malignant type, who say he is ready
to buckle on. his knapsack and march to th
aid of tho masters, in the event of insurrection
among their 81avs,".. was chosen at the first
balloting, und by a handsome majority.
. All these disastrous results are to be ascrib
ed to the "masterly inactivity" of those t
whom the result are disosterous. Had John
P. Halo been half as aeulnus and industrious
in tho cause of in his district, as Mr. Giddingt
basin his, Now Hampshire would not now ha
under tho Goth and Vandal sway of the Athcr.
Ionian Democracy. When, seven years go,
he so nobly appealed to the people against the
iniainnut proscription or the party Leaders, and
showed himself to the people, and gave them
reason for the hope that was in him, then the'
pcoploa nobly sustained him. And they tent
him hack 1 1 tho upper homo of Conrcs,
cheered and strengthened with their grateful1
and approving smiles. Had ho continue,!
among the people during the intervals of Con
gress, like tho old Theseus of your own State,''
not as a politician or an intriguing demagogue,
hut as a bold defender of the rights of manrtho
rnourgc of tyranny everywhere, and atom T
bukcr of tytunta and Ihoir minions, South and
North, the name of another had never becn
again heard of, dishonoring and disjoin th
Councils of the Nation,
.So, loo, in massacharctts, tho battle has bceav
lost to the Free Soil nartv. hv ids .,
ken, if not unpardonablo policy. All Ibis long
ono most tavoralilo winter for action, they aro,
silent u tho sepulchre. They have talent .in
their runks, that would do honor to Alhoiiian'
Councils, or Hoinan Senates. Then they have
men of wealth, that Eastern prince might en
vy. Then again, they havo battalions of the'
clergy on their side, many of them among the"
most eminont of the profession. And they'
.11 ,1 I . ...... . . ,
...v .in. auvnmagrs wnicn Blgn socinl posi
tion can give them, and are total strangers to"
that crushing unpopularity, so characteristic" of
u Oorrisonian Abolitionists. And with all"
these ten talents thus committed to Ihem. wh.t
are thry doing Did tho earth ever receive-
such a buriul helorc We.l have they deserv
ed to hare the talents taken from them, and
given back again, even to tho Wnig party
that cannot and w ill not make a worse use of
, I have ever censured the party for its alliance
with slaveholders for its willingness to make
a governmental compact with them. It teems
to me a sin like the blasphemy against the Ho.
ly Ghost. But this terrible inaetion.this lenco.
and stujair, ten month out of every twelve,
seem to mr.il possible, still more reprehensible,
The sin of ominion I even greater than the irt
I wish it were otherwise. Mr. Giddingt ana
Grrrit Smith givo the best assurance of
their devotion to Freedom and Humanity, nut
sido the Halls of Congress. If thry do wrong
in there meeting slave-holders aa "Freemen
and Brothel.. ' they do right in faithfully labor,
ing against slavery, always when abroad among
the people.. . And I do not beliove one word oc
act of mine, whon lecturing in their respective)
rifatcs, has ever operated to their polii'icnl dis
advantage. Let all the leader in Mlitical An.
ti Slavery, as well drservo respect, and they,
cannot tail t r-eeive it, (even though they are
I'uifeiieiated with slavhnlder,) from every
quurier wheie ii i'-w. rib (ossrssing.
Death 1 see has again commenced hi w.iiV
among your scanty ranks. His annual harvest
must borcuped: How blessed is ll to com
down to the grave a did our ever to b
remembered frior.d.Huth Galbraith.like a hoclt
of corn not only fully ripe, but well grown.
May her stricken companion be blost with the
warmest sympathy of his many friends, and be
cheered with the hope that he will era lopg
join again the society of her who ha so faith,
fully solaced and supported him in the many
dark hour of a lengthened life, togethor to
bloom and flourish in unfading youth and beau,
ty, in the gardens of Paradise, forever and ever.
Yours and Your Headers,
.. PARKER P1LL8BURY.
Qubstiow and Anweb. Muoh agitation!
prevail In Cuba,' where everybody it anxiously
asking, what next Y . Ta thi. th cool reply of
Jonathan is, 'annettd, of oour.' " W. '