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l)c Vnti-Slaucvu Bugle.
SALEM, oniO, EEtHlVAtlY 20. 18A3.
Kiaci'Tivt Comhittki meet. March Cih.
Wo publith In another column, the prospec
tus of the Piit.ui.oii Wecm.T Dirvini. The
Daily Dispatch U an independent paper, speak-
Inj its opinions with boldness, hut thoso opin
on ro on tho subject of t'avcrv, our rcudcrt
t nn Infer from nn article we copy from it to day.
It il alto an excellent nrirtpapcr. Judging
from Its character, c Iiiito nn i! ".' t l!io week
ly will bo found worthy ot pntionage. We
propose to all prepaying suliM rilicrs to 'ho Bu
gle, to furnirh them with the IIVry L'ispatrh
for 0111 yrur, fur fifty cent's in advance. Thut
Subscriber to Iho lluglo will get two valuable
pspcrt at llio low prico uf $2 per annum. But,
piind, and itntl the money.
Our suburibeis who arc In arrears run scr.d
on their urrenrngo mid !'.' in addition nmi get
the two japcis. Those who recently (mi l in
advunco can (end on their hulf dolhir anil ue
will (end lh pnper. Those whoso yearly u H
has partially expired, can lend on the
balance for a year with fifty cent added. And
Jut us have lots of nrtc fi'jscrtbcrs,
The Dispatch will contain few advcrti.emrnts
and besides iti valuable literary reading its
rnlaccllany ntij itir.cm, will be ul io desirable
la many i f our subscriber for its market reports,
especially to thoso whose product! go cast, by
Our mil road und ulso thoso in Western Pent),
vlvania. The .licet on which the Dispatch
will be printed U a triilo smaller than the It :i
glp, but the type is aUo smaller. It is however
pew and the impression will be fair.
To C'onrti!riNun.Ti. Tho essay of 'DfcwiT
presents tho subject cf which he treats, not only
as tho truth is to him," but mainly a it is also
tout. Nevertheless wo must decline publish
iug it, as it would open a widu field for contro
versy on subjects not legitimately in our pro
vince and for which wo have not room, l'ora
like reason wc decline "S. E." nd"L." Scv
f ral others will appear sun.
Wenhkix I'iuluis' Sreixu. More than
half the lust Liberator is occupied with the
muHVrly speech of Mr. Phillips, delivered be
fore the Mass. Anti-Slavery Society. Wo arc
never to much perplexed as when Mr. Phi'lips
makes speech. As in this case thcro is mure
of It than our diminuitivo littlo sheet can hold
t one tiino. Not to publish Mr. I'liillips' words
uf eloquence, truth and power, is almost to
commit the unpardonable sin against our read
ers tud against tho slave. To divido or abridge
is quito to commit it against tho speech nml
its author. For there it a unity about Mr. P's
speeches, which don't udmit of their being
eut snd carved, livery part is per foot of itself,
but yot everything is necessary to make a per
fect who.), T'lio spooh might justly bo called
ths philosophy of Ami-Slavery history, and iu
s well worth studying as any philosophy wc
know of. Wo begin il in our columns to-day,
and will print as much uf it as wc can. It w ill
exclude much of our usual variety, and sonic of
A lie Siller's Tuial. A Hum Seller at
Alliance, tho other day, hud provided himself
with about $200 worth of tho very best, Oji
(Saturday night lifter Its arrival, while he slept,
with dreams of golden gain and dolights of his
sparkling beverage commingling in his hrnin,
S'line spirit, whctl.ir In tho body or ov.t of the
our informant taith not, released the i:n
prioned spirits from their brtrrcl walls, by the
Td of a gimblct. And in the morning, when
the dreamy incrchuiit arose, he found to bis
epnsiorualion, that his roryn w as Hooded over
with rum, brandy, gin oii'l whiskey Inseparably
commingled and not in the very best mirkcta
ble condition. We hear that some other Alii
tico men, have been cipually unfortunate.
Daily (Phil.) Register.
We are under obligations to tho Editor, Mr.
llirney, for tl us paper of late. It is a sprightly
paper, conducted with Independence' and abil
ity. Devoted especially to commercial inter
rK If the Philadelphia merchants can stand
the outspoken independence of tho K.litor thus
far on lac slave question, they must be in an
Improving conditicn. A lii'iro edition of a
weekly is circulated among merchants gratu
itously brsidc a monthly of which 20,000 nic
siittributcd at twenty cent! each, per annum.
The I'hlladclphia LndicV Sojicty, in their recent
report, after speaking nf tho servility of the
Jily prci. of t)m city, says of the KcgUtor ;
Wc nro happy to bo able to state In this
connection, that ll.o Duily Hcgistcr, a paper
known to the mcreantilo portion of 1'hiladel
phi, and hitherto posseting only a commer
cial uharacter, hos recently cnino UTure the
j ublio under new auspices, ami with a now
ditnr, (Mr. Win. II. Uirney) and promises to
inrak on this subiect. ill a freer anil bolder
Ions than that heretofore u'd by our daily
r i oss. Wo trust, for the honor of l'liiladelphin,
and for tho toko of thecnusoof freedom
ppeech, that this pledge will be nobly redeem
KSPLT TO TUB AlJUHtsS Of TUE UlllTISlt L
lilts. Mrs. Swisshelin, provoked by Mrs. Ty
let's ridiculous and w icked reply to the lato
British Address, has spoken for herself, and sho
ap'eoks liko herself, whon in hcr happiost mood
It la one of her very best hits. Poor Mrs, Ty'
1 it's apologies for slavery ore utterly annihila
ted by Mrs Swisthelm's foots. It is e powerful
. anti-slavery article, and we intended to have
given our reader eoma extracts from it thi
Vtcki Out U7 crowaou out.
Slavery in the District of Columbia.
On the 8th In t . after due a Ivcrtisemcnt in
tho National Intelligencer, boy, 14 years of
s;tu, was sold at public auction in Washington
City. A brief account of which will be found
on our first page. Tho National Era says ;
"The boy was a good lookinR lad, and he
w as knocked oft at $7iQ to purchaser from
Oeorgis. We presume l.o has parents living,
I but the law tit slavery recognizes no rtnural re
I lotions. Ileei ii l bitterly duiing the operation,
and there secned o bo a consciousness among
tho spectators that tho Scene was not lit to be
enacted In the capital of tho model republic,
Ami pi ly, wh it pluco would bo lit for such
a trnnsnetinii r Think of il, fellow cilUens of
.he North. Tho City of Washington has hecn
built, is ttittaiiiul mid hns alt its wealth by
your governmental union with slaveholders.
Vol. have to little self-respect, to say nothing
of humanity, that you permit such ilcerU us
this to be done on nntiotvi! territory, and Iu tho
fne of the rcpre.enta'.ivcs of ull tho ni tiors of
the earth. It it jom n.'i.tus rf llie nu ninalhj
fuc itiit, who l.avo this mutter cntiicly in
your own hands. You have a majority in Con
gic:', and if you willed it. that majority would
annihilate the tmflio, and the ownership in hu
man beings in the District, to-day. That ma
jority may bo to stony hearted and inhuman,
au to cure nothing for tho horrors of slavery or
the slave traffic. They may 1 o so shameless
as to cure nothing for naliiinul reputation before
the world, but ihcy arc crinp.ing, craviliiig syc
ophants and servile, who, befoic ronlulo and
independent t:.!.n'., woul 1 do anything to se
cure money ni l power. They sec tho South
i'.im, resolute and united the North vacihit
in', undecided, ii hling and ilivnlcd, and like
all wc,.!., v.iil.t J men, they bow to the stronger
This weeping, f.ithcrlest, motherless boy.was
sold to a Ocergia slave trader by consent of the
'churches and politicians of tho North. That
side was a fraction nf tho price they pay fur
union and fraternity with slaveholder., and
iluvo breeders, and slave traders.
Dr. lbiiley deprecates the action of some
Conpros-i'.,'!!, whose lacerated humanity indu
ces them to tl.rv.iVn t vote against supplies
to the District, white this Irafliu continues.
Pray Dr., don't dnsh out tho new-lorn resolu
tion of these men. Let them cultivate it a
Utile. There is no danger tufycur present tup
plies on this score. Wc wish there whs. Ar
dently do wo wish there was muiihood(ctiough
in Congress lor such a resolution onifor en
forcing it. That from this hour, Giddings, and
Sumner, and Chase, and II.de, and whoever
has humanity enough to avow themselves anti-
slavery, would rc3olvo never to voto one red
cent for cnpitol extension, or any other !m-
1 rovement, till this inlamous system of slave
iiadiug and slxvcholding was blotted from the
Dii'.rict. Compelling those Congressional spec
ulators in liutiion bodies and human minds,
who, in the intervals of their bombastic apos
trophes to liberty in tho Halls of Congress, arc
seeking out cheap and valvaMn human stoi.k
for their Southern plantations, to go clscwhtro
fir their purchases. Let every slave maid and
man brought there for personal convenience or
uisgrundizenicnf, bo pronounced free, tho mo
ment they me brought within tho District.
Yes, let Cmigrci- impart to at least Uvo sijuaro
miles of our immenso territory, that magic,
transforming power which pertains to Utitiidi
soil. Power by its touch to traiiMnuto prope r
ty to humaity slavery to freedom. This they
they may do without higher law interference.
We are not versed in Constitutional law, but
to the best of our knowledge, even tho Consti
tution, the print authority for sluvo catching
and slavo delivery in tl.c states has no word to
enfurcc such ir.f minus deeds in tho District.
Cougrost has tuprimo power there, and if
noithrcn piety, polities and wealth would say
it, thcro might bo one littlo spot of 11 free soil"
in our vast territory, prec Soilert and nil others
accm to havo forgotten this point of late. Wc
cull upon them to consider and press it again.
True, it would bo but as the smull dust of the
ballancc compared with what should bo done.
Terhaps no slave would be emancipated thcro-
by, but a lilili patch of ioi7 would be, and that
w ould be something. What would bomorc.it
would' bo a dawning act nf self-respect and
resolution, full of hopo and promise. True, it
would be tl.o first in our history on this sub
jcet, and one, therefore, that would maka tho
.South to quake and tho roit of tho world to
We end r.s we began, by saying to the peo
of tho North, You are lo Jo IS it is not
done, you urc tho responsible ond the guilty.
ou aro responsiuie tor every siavo uauglit or
held in slavery. Tho social power is with you,
to uhollih it, the constitutional, lcgilulivo right
is vested in your numerical majority to do it
Your cowardly, compromising- consent to the
wrong for tho sako of appropriations of one
sort or another, is all that prevents.
Pkemdkkt 1'n.i.MouB, has been constituted
a Ufo member of the American Colonisation
Society, by a donation of $1,000, contributed
by oiKce holders und others at Washington.
Tho President very gratefully ackuowltdgea
the honor done hiin. lie could havo become a
nicniber of tho Amerkun Anti-Slavery Society
fur good deal less money. Though the com
pany would not havo suited to well. This
membership in tho Colonization Society is wnr
thily bestowed. It i fitting that ho who made
the fugitive bill of 1850, lho law of tho land,
should reccivo honorary membership therefor in
a society w hich ho been nurtured upon tho
slander and fattened upon tho persecution of the
Fuel Soil, Papkus. The True Democrat says
there are fft-uvtn papers now directly enlisted
for the service of tlio Anil-Slavery political
movement. Their influence will tell.
Wo last week noticed this new paper, Edited
by Mrs. Paulina W . Davit, and devoted to the
question of Woman's ltights. Its publication
Is one of vast importance to tho cauc, It Is
the only paper entirely devoted to the work, and
Mrs. Duvis' character is a sulHetcnt guarantee
for its ability and devotion to the cause.
Below wc give an extract from the introduc
tory address of tho K litor. Terms, ono dollar
per annum, in advance Address tho lid it or at
ProviiV me, 11. I.
Mr. 11. 8. Jones, of thi place, desires us to '
that he is about to send nn for the paper
soon, and will forward the names m'nny indivi-
niia.s woo c.o'.sis m ciiiiuh ...c pn, ,v ....euro.
In hrr intioduction, Mrs. D. sys :
" In iitir eililoi'ml service; we shall ilirriisa
witn cniniiir nun I'tii iiestiii-SK, iim Uililx,l(n-
liiliiiiis, imtie., iifMiny tiiMi cpiM-ru ol in-
mu! Ailwiie. II. r Av.,-,ili..i.-li..t..r.ll i.,1,
Coriiin. ii'i.laiiil PriilesKimial. Ilt-r Intcii-slH
IVcimiurv, Hivil nml Political. We xlmll
seek In iln this in ihi! spiiii nl Irua "In if ii:in
Ul..m I'. I. in.. I .....( W...1. s.t.l...
lieiiirnity; neplnill cuitiphiin lilili; nf wion)i,
imlit iilually wo linen Miltl'icil very few, Imt
in our 1 il it in i syiuiuthiet wn liavi! nillireil
Ironi every iiiflietinii upon the, ilepemlem
class lo which wo belong. Wu licnr in nur
Imnrt of lienrta their HoirmvH, anil ruriy I lie ir
prifls; nml to tho uning-ilovrs vie wnnlil
any, romp, let Us rrnson tnmlicr tif lliiwa
things. Our niitjipiniMii will jfiow Ici-x, ho
I'iiiikh tvu ahull vck lliinugli n brighter ineili
liin that 1 1 to illtl'll'it ot Ihu fexi s in u hhiili
oii I. We nro nut limil nf piuiiiises, unit
iintaiielii iih we mo in our tiii'iitioti, nu ilu
nut pnrpcsi.' lo linltl mil liny which inav mis-
h ail. We liiive iiiiiiIi! n lew iciiliilinii,ii'li
ns tlmt wc mn rcsiilveil i. in to l.u (liMinlicil
by iinlitu aid c ii cti i u. siu tic ex, lor wu Iinvu
c"' '"-' w" fuiiiiii'iiciil mr ;
Wdil;. Wu niL'iiti nlrn never lo bo in ii Imirv,
... . i
ni ter to !cl iiiiibiiiiuix. iitaiieniiiH, or ill-1
tfinpciiil, nml tn net nil kiinls ..I' liiips to !
niihbeniiix.tiiiil thcii Willi u lilx inl li.iiul
bower llii'in (in on nur liii'iiil.i. Yn iiicini j
to w in ,y luvn nml rciiMii!. Wu Imvu no 1
lilcnii v 11 il i In I ion cl nbieli Iu make nn til
lering ; mill ilium lo l;,k earn uf in our
progi'i'i.. Vie In in).' 'iiin! will, liiiili in prin
ciple, ii.nn'.iliii'ss, nml nil tin; iu.luMiy w l.ii-li
wu ran ui'ijiiire, niileil by lho licallli tve have
been g'.'licriitiiig in nur pcuccl'ul lioine."
Will tliu PiiMidhur of tin Piitlinrfli Pis-
pnlcli plensi! Un w aul h ropy of tlm prcixio. j
fur I in weekly ? Wc iiru obliged to omit it
iiiHi'ition tliis wi.-i k, liuiii having tuislt.id il. j
The Two Stones. A certain Hev. A. L.
Stone, of Ilobton, hat been perambulating Mas
sachusctts, and has even been up among the
bills of Vermont, ridiculing and carricaturing I
tho earnest efforts of tho women of tho country
to secure for themselves elevation, improve- I
incnt, and the right to seek their own happU.J
ncss in their own way. Among other places, 1
he visited llcvcrl; ,w hi re he so excited tho spirit
of ridiiule, that it was even thought unsafe,
by some, for a woman to uttcmpt to speak in
the place. Mi?s Lucy Stone, however, ventur
ed there, made one speech, and according to
tho report of T. W. Iligjinson, completely
revolutionised the town.
Scabbd. Those brave souls, who drive slaves i
for a living and aro sesred'at the thought of tho j
shadow of a free co'urid man, urc opposing Iho j
lisbing bill, because colored Uritish subjects j
might Ash under it protection, visit southern
ports, "in violation of state lawt, and thut pro
voke forcible rcsiitnuco"! Look out Gentle
men Congressmen. As you would not tee
liritain annihilated, dout pion.ko .South enro
n.i to go lo war with hcr. Hut tin. opposition :
will doubtless bo tullicicnt to defeat the bill.
Northern rl-dicrmcn will luivo liberty to hsh at
me und will not bo permitted to disturb the
nerve of Southern gentlemen.
Private letters from our Friends, Charles and
Josephine Griding, inform us that their meet
ings aro well attended and their general suc
cess is highly encouraging. Thus far they
have been engaged in Lnvrcnec Mid Mercer
counties. Wo havo just received from them A
ilno list of now subscribers. Wc hope lo have
a repprt of their labors for publication, toon.
Oct or llis Srutim. Ira .VlJrigc, the Amcr
icon Negro Actor bus been presented by tho
King of Prussia, w ith tho great gold medal, I
w ith un autograph tcsliuiomnniul, n rnro (lis- '
Unction, llis success lias prncuied lor him in-
vititlions to visit professionally almost nil the
German Capitals. Miss Grecullcld, or tho
lili.ek Swan, is also nroducinc a sensation in '
. 4 -
Tlifl speech of thin ceiitleninii, delivered
in Huston, Jim. !i7, lit Ihu in, mini incclinu' of!
m,u...,,... ,n, a,
tl Itsum ilclll'dl'Oil IttsMia-i ft linllllllll fiiJil 111 it
ami ii.iniiii n.i.i.li.r theme, it would'havu
been hci niileil, Hit! country over, us a muster-
piece. It is so. Wu havo icail no .pi ei-h, '
cvrliiinly, more UMiichind in mini) ids, closer
in logic, holder III ll.oiiglit, licer lioiu i jio-
ism, yet so lull nl what perliwim to tho An-i
li Sliivcry Society. Il plow, with Ir. roi....
ltidiiiMiuct with ilia hopo und liiilh, ,IB
conniire uml ihu love of the Ireciiiun. It is
till alive with a guuiul, generous, lf-suciifi-
'We nro perfectly willing I am," try
Mr. P. "lor ono to be the dead lumber llial
ahull muke a path I'ur these, mull into thu
light nod love of the people. Wu hope lor
nothing better. L'nu na lively, in uny way,
for thu slave. When llm temple ia finished,
lho tool will not complain that they are
thrown usidu, lot who will lead up the na
tion to put on the lopstone with shouting."
All we want is, to have thisspii it geuerul.
Let il sweep, like the wild w inil, over Ilia
Noi ili, anil the uution w ill quickly finish the
Icinplo of l''rer.ilniii. T he puople will 0
up, niileil, to put uu ilia topsionu with shout
ings, remembering as llieygo, iho ii luiii
ber which bad built iL 7ti Democrat. "
Letter from Cincinnati.
New Census of the City—Roman Catholic Population
—Foreign Element—New Lunatic Asylum.
CINCINNATTI, Feb. 15th, 1853.
pounding tho increase, tiiee 1810. The Con
say susof 1800 was taken during the prevalence of
the cholera, and the absence of Urge number
made, is as accurate and authentic as possihlc.
Mr. Cist took the census in 1810, ami in all
, . , . ,, ., . ,
statistical matters is good nuthonly: and the
, , , "
census ho has taken, giving 1C0. 13ii u the pop
riitcli ulotion i.f Cincinnati in 1853, should go t'uith
to tiio world and be roecived as a correct and
r,,iV itatemmt of our re .1 numerical strength.
This statement, compared w ith tho tables for
soino years previous, shows thut in this coin
tree muninn lho proportion which Births, Marriages,
To Ihi Editor of thi Ditgli i
A now Census of this city hat Just been
enmpletcd by Mr, Charles Cist and his assis.
tants. The aggregate in the city corporation
limits it 100,186.
Thcro has been a regular increase In our
population of ten per cent annually, corn-
of ourcitisens with their families, who did not
furn untii a,t,r lho Marshall's deputies hud
made their returns. The loss from this sourco
must havo been at least 4,000 soma think it
hi hcr. The number rei-orled oir.el-Ilv .t iht
l""0 was 115. 438, whereas, upon tho ratio of
increase alone, It would havo been 120,300.
The Increase for three years upon the leu per
ccnt ratio of increase, would bo as follows:
It can be seen nt a glance, how nearly this
corresponds with the actuul result. I havo no
doubt that the Census of our inhabitants just
Tlie ( 'ens us of It iltiinors in 1850, was 100,
155, and of lloston, 138,858. As neither nf
these places have of late years been advancing
in population at un cipu.tl ratio with this place,
there can be no doubt -tliut in a few years our
number will considerably exceed theirs, if, in
deed, we do not cijtiul Button at this time.
'Diere are elements of substantial prosperity
at work hero which will tend to keep up our
present rate uf increase for years to come.
Tho extent and vuriety of our manufactures,
our commerce both by Hivcr and Itailroadt, tho
the largo number of elegant and substantial
building! in progress of erection ; show that
the courso of the eity is atill onward in truiiiu
",c rt M wo" " 'n population,
Tho Annuul statistics of the Human Catholic
Church in this city havo lately been published
for 1862. I havo taken notice in your columns
in previous years, of these tablet, as they af
ford m.lcriali for determining how fur tho
Catholic clement keeps psco wi'h the advanco
of tho rest of our population. The repoit for
1852 compared with tho previous years is as
Marriages, Baptisms, Deaths.
1S51, 1312. 3007, 1871
1852, 1314, 4034, '2407
and Deaths bear to each other in each year,
(making allowance for the mortality from Choi
era in 1849 and I860,) is remarkably uniform.
Tho tampw atin fulling off in tho number of
marriage, in the lust two years, may bo account-
cd fur by the fact that a larger share of the
German emigrants that reach this placo muke
for tho country, than formerly. Ciuciiinulti,
also, is not so extensively the landing place for
them as it once was. Tho emigration toMichigan,
Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri, passes tn Iho
Laku ports by way of Buffalo, or to St. Louis
and other places on tho Mississippi river. The
incrcaso also, relatively, of Irish as compared
with German emigrants, serves to account for
tho diminished number of marriages. The
great body of German who reach here are un
married persons with tho Irish emigrant the
contrary 1 tho case. There are a much lurgcr
number of tho luticr class coming among us
than formerly i I see that they constitute al
most one-half of the Catholic population, ant)
in a lew year will cipuul tho German, at the
present rate of incrcaso.
Tho incrcaso of members of tho Bo man
Church corresponds very nearly with our wholo
city iiicrcuto of population that it, ten per
cent snnufily. The proportion of that com
munion to all other i as 38 to 05, which is
about lho propoi lion it hut borne fur twclvo
or fifteen ycur past. Any ono can sco fioin
this thut the foreign clement is a very impnr-
taut ono in the character of our citv.
y0u may bo aware of the fact that tho Coin-
mitsioner. appointed to locate and provide
l-l""'i for tho two new Lunatic Asylums, uu
tuorucu oy me i,cgisisiuro year since, i.ave
determined to build ono near Cleveland, the
uticr near Dayton. To lho location of the lat
, , di.,a,i,ection hat been expressed
. ... . .. . , . , ,
0Ur coll' of ground
near thi place of 75 acre was offerd for the
purpose, very convenient of access by Kail road:
and owing to the Urge tax paid by thi county
for tue Upporl or the insane, and Iho largo
'number in our Hospital, and always to befound
tn . city 0f this size, the institution oucht to
have been located near this place. The truth
tho publii good bad liule weight in deter-
mining the eolootion. The Committee mado
at rirst, by lobbying and Intrigue, of Day-
ton men men who were interested in Sotu
way or other in Dayton properly and were bent
on having it located thor. Mr. Cist, a minority
of the Comoaittee.ha made a rcport.selting forth
thocluiinsof Cincinnatti.and the subject is before
the Legislature. I have not heard of any final ac
tion upon it, but if the location of the Attylura
at Dtyton should bo oonflnned, il will be
against all the best intorests of the institution.
Neither convenience nor necessity point tn
Dsyton as the best site, but the property hold
ers, mechanics, fce. of the place will reap some
bcneCt from the erection of such a large cdilico
there, which was the consideration, indeed,
which decided the location.
I Wish to be Understood.
! B' form la eonciracd. I do must aineerely re
is, j l'rcl "'i" occurrence I cannot favor it I am
' '" fellowship with cither it, ar it support
up ers whether individuals or societies. But I
Mn. Euitau i It seems that my article tn the
membeia of two late llible Convention, has
been misunderstood at least by Mr. Walker,
and perhaps by other ; and nt I wish to do
justice to all parties, I shall stir nipt an expln
iiation-en.lnnvouri.m to ... ..,... ,.lv
' aa may bo fully understood by all who havo
! nnv Interct in the mutter.
Mr. W. inlrniluees his review of my nrticlo
by saying i I think the writer doea ihe nirin
hers of the American Anti-Slavery Society in
justice;: 'in holding them responsible for I I.f
said (Uihlc) Convention." Now ir Mr. W.
means lo say that I held tho American Anti
Slavery Society in its official character, in any
senso responsible for either Iho cxislcnco or
proceedings of the 11 suid convention," ho it
entirely mistaken, and ci nu t to u conclusion
that I think no other man could have arrived
at. There is not a word ia my cntiro article
from which .ucii an iiifereuco ia dcducible.
j But it' Mr. W.- simply means individual
( ' members" nf tho American Society, he 1
' correct. 1 do hold some of them n-.oiisiUc
: tor the "said convention," t least so l.ir astiis
cull was cuiiceii.ril. Anaiu, Mr. Vf. nji "1
nlto think thnr "tho mi iiiliers n the couvcntlnu
j are unfairly dealt wuu in neiuif cl..--e.. .m o
! eomCiiuter." This 1 presume to suine ex'i i.t
1 it the esse. Wh it cou.iituu-d iiieiiiber.bi;) in
the convention, 1 don't exactly know. If Ihe
ollieer. alone, were uicu.bei. of the conven
tion, I do not presume that mm they, weic iH
coii.eoiitcrs iu Ihe accepted sense ot Ihe term ;
much less doaI believe that all w ho autended
the convention were comeoutcM. Tliereforu
injustice may have been done to ny w ho at
Icudcil tho convention, in classing them with
cr.mooutert, as they do not belong there, ncr
wi-h to be classed with them. I think I feel
as much disposed lo do thit class justice, as
even Mr. W., and I therefor no say that I do
not class many who uttcuded thu convention
with comcouters j but muuy others I piisume
I may cla-y lli-re, lor thcro they belong, and
there th'cy wish to heclasscd. I hope I will
be understood by both those classes.
Then Mr. V., after proceeding at length to1
stato what he calls facts, arrived at the conclu
sion, that, I held the Western Anti-Sluvcry
Society responsible for the " said convention,"
or if he docs not, thcro is " no sense" in tho
following remarks. Mr. W. says ; Eipecial
ly to hold a w hole tocicty responsible for what
none but those present ever heard individuals
say lho Western Anti-
Slavery Society had no more to do with the
convention than Mr. Sclby, who was si.k and
in bed." How easy it is when wo start out
upon false premises, to arrive ut ' silly" con
clusions. Mr. W. bases this assumption nf his,
on this saying of miuo : " I huce alio defended
ptrtonally ayainit the charyi of infidelity, many
of thi nanus that I tei in thi pnwcedinji of the
contention, bat I can aefmd on in tliit leim ho
longer." Sut. Or at least, this it the only word
that could have been construed to havo tho
least reference to audi a conclusion. From
this stngulur conclusion, Mr. W. proceeds at
length to defend the society showing what
tho " glory" of tho society is, and w li.it it
" ever has been" thut il udmit loitt plaif.uui
and fellowship, "Christian or IulUcl, Jow or
Mormon," a the cuso may be. I know this i.
the peculiarity ol the society. There nru soci
eties which urt held responsible lor what their
members do, but not so with iho Auti-Sluvery
Society, U seems to be something distinct from
its members, in every senso except one, and
this makes it necessary for those who speak or
write anything cnn.orning the society, or its
members, to be very precise in whut they any ;
or thcro will be a loop hUe found, and a mani
fest disposition on the part of individuals, to
dodge responsibilities. Now that lbs Western
Ami-Slavery Society at inch, had no more lo
do with the convention than Mr. Sclby," I uiu
rosily to admit ; nor did I ever claim that it
hud I never thought it had I don't now
think it had, bul in an individual sense, ma
ny" members of the society hud much more to
do with tho convention thuu huJ " Mr. Sclby,"
or than ho would w i.h to have i and in this
sense alone did I intend to address my como
outer friends. Iliad only rel'erenco "to the
members of the convention " and lo individual
comcouters, und not to societies in any sciinc
whatsoever, t hope 1 uui undcittooU iu this.
Now .tuning nut fuiily, 1 wish to say to conic
outers, and ull other, who favored Ihe Bible
Convention, either in it. cull, or resolutions ;
or who favor thu idea of rejecting the Uiblo a.
a rule of faith and eon lu t to man you have
a perfect right so tn do, and I would not take
this, your liberty from you ; but I niu.t tuko
tho liberty, (which liberty you also allow,) to
dissent fro in the whole movement, as being
unnecessary, and wrong injurious to your-
elves, and lo the Anti-Slavery Society, (in
j " much muny " )'nu ro members in tho
Moiety,) and also detrimental to all the into-
1 e,t' "f humanity, ao fur aa the good woik of
wish to sy a few words more with reforcneo
' to Mr. W'a. review of my article, and I do this
! for hit bene&t, aa well aa for tho beneUt of
Mr. W. teemed very scalou in hi effort,
throughout the greater part of hi remark, to
elear the American and Western societies, of
all reiponaibiHty rot tha existence tl In Bible
convent:on I assuming they had been Ihu
ohsrged by me, and he even labored aa though
he wished tho people to believe him In earnest,
and that he believed himtelf, what he laid.
But all at once aa if by magtc, he seem to un derstand
me perfectly well t aa addressing my
remark to members nf "the convention," and
to individuals in particular he at once seems
IaLmw wh.ltl (. I rftort" from wrh.t t
"d'sscnt" who have 'sscrificed talcnta' who
have rejecttd the Bible" from w hom I "die
band," and upon whose names I think 'sad
realities will fall." Mr. W. ssysi ' Why have
!... M.tiisn fnll li.fi. !i1 ri.irall thn tVhtsi!
On the ground that It sutaint shivery, poiigw-'
mv. and other crimes. They believe that tha)'
Bible Is the bulwark of American S.avery, end
alto other wrongs that torment and afflict lhs)
rn. e." Again ho says t ' They think that ma
ny of the lem hniKs nf the Bible, favor war,
slavery, lying, incest, concubinage, and other
forms i.t wronir,, and thcrelore will not reeiver
it as divine." Mr. W., In all this admits alt
that I ever charged upon any persons, and do
moustrates that ho understood me to mcatv
individual com 'outers, and not a society) for
if he did not understand mo to mean Indiridu'
uli, he m'ii have understood mo to mean the'
A..1I twin,, .n.l ItAMM IF h. at ..J-.L.
stands me corre. tir, and Is defending individu
sis, there is no cause of complaint ho admit)
all I have i harged upon any ( hut if he mesne
tho society in his defence, ho admit in a dirsc-
iion inui l never mienueu ma1- " inrv nn
soe'cii ) nave reiectcu mo oinio i aim ny uu
iiihnissior he bus awalloned up Iho main part
of his ilcicnce, and Inys the same charge vpon ;
the society that ho wouhl lain m ;l;c others be
l.eiullali audit, ( ir inui) p.r.n,) ought
to buhl Kim resousihlo lor it. Let Mr. W.
t ike which horn nf the dilemma ho may, he :
t. .. il-M.lv liivf,lvil I.I him t.liiiri.e. ..riit.st
either iiiilivulis.il-, or lho so. iely, at I C4ud
have been thit every one must readily see. ,
If Mr. W. really clniins to be sincere in what'
he has said in his review of my article, such'
strangn Itienherencles as nre tet loflh, coming
at they do front such a high source, should
only cause a laugh." Now Mr. V., I hare.
tried in tin -.11 l.nrlin. li.slipnKi.tl. rl.. .n-ti.C.
, .1 j , ,
convention, and yourself shall I have justice)
utfiiv me; S ll'.lllS. IM UU UIU IIIJll.llllV in
your review, you may think not, and other '
mav iud ' for themselves. I have IrifMl to act
myself right in this article, and I think you '.
will understand me I lliiuk the society will
understand both you and me; and I also think
I understand you, und the society ; and I hope
every body clso will understand us all. I
have mado thit article somewhat lengthy, but
justice to all parties seemed lo require all that ,
I have said.
In all good feeling I am your for a fair on
N. N. SELBY.
HARTHEGIG, Feb. 19th, 1853.
Remarks on the Above.
uiu glut) Mr. Sulby ha felt the necessity of
writing nn r.vpl iiiiitiini uf bis former article,
for I cnii umsiiib liiui llmt I mil not lho only
oni) tlmt iiii'jniiilt.'i stood his) nitielo. I knoif
of no one who understood it in any oilier
sensu liuiii I iliil.
I mil nlso (;hiil, that my nrticlo has shown
Mr. S. llint he had iloiii; many members of
the Convenliun iujiiMiice! I think every man'
should Imvu the right to explain the mean-.
in); nf hi own wotiU still, uller carefully
rti-ruiiiling liia funit-r nrtieli', I call only un
ilmsliiuil il us lie lore. '
One or two of llm Havings in llmt nrticlo
kIuiiiIiI be ngniu purusuil by Mr. S. tn see
whether nny living man could understand
tliciii in havo reliiicnco to nny oilier than a
tociity. " Wh ii CoineoutprH, liuve long
been called infiiltdx, but I thought unjustly."
I cannot go willi yoj in your present
movement I must AGAIN DISBAND, for
I can no more Ihllnwtdiip jour poNiiiou,than
I could n pru-slavery church." If n locirty
is not ii-l'eriLd lo, then t lie ileclurutiou was)
uniieccMsaiy, for how cuii n man withdraw
IcIloWHliip from tiilu-r when there ia no fel
lowship. Mr. Sclby any, "I must aland
iiloof from them nil," relerinK to I be cliurch(
uml the I won't say what, becuuse Mr. S.
nays il wn not the Society.
Ai pie.uiil I can have no controversy wills
Mr. S. iiImiiii " loop-holes," "iluilgiug reioa
.ihiliiie." "peisiinal sineeiii v," uml such)
mallerd. Alsulitiouistit, guneially, ure mea
who have Ruined Irons lliuir eiiorniea lbs
reputation uf iiiiinly siruighl-forwardnesa
If .Mr. .Sclby doe not charge ihu Jnii-Sla
very Sneieli) wuu .iliing up the Bible Con
vciiiioii, llial iiiuilur ia settle. I.
lint if Mr S. think lilts Bible doe not
riiiiciioii eliivery mid many of ild accompany
ing evils, mid will, in n scric of luttera ao
mainl.iiii, I liave no doubt hut there are tlioao
who will join issue with hiiu, ii that would
Imj ii It'itiinute Ami tilnvery question.
[BY HOUSE'S LINE.]
AoHiinuionr of the Whig Slate Convention.
For Governor, Nelson lUaacaa, of High
land. Tor Lieut. Governor, 1. J. Allen, of Rioli-
I'nr SupiKiiie JmlgA, Backus, of Cleveland.
l'"or Tieiisuiei', II. Haiiuiiman.
i'or Attorney Geuerul, W. II. Giaso.t, of
For Board nl Publio Work, J. Waoole, of
For Becretury of State, Nelion Van Voa.
The Legislature Thi body will at,
on lho 14th of March.