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maiuus it. nouixsoft, rtttor.
"no union with slaveholders,"
E.MILV niSON, rnblHIiintr Agent.
VOL. 8 NO. 29.
SALEM, COLUMBIANA CO., OHIO, APRIL 9, 1853.
WHOLE NO 393. .
THE ANTI-SLAVEllY III Ul.i:,
PtrtumsD ivbht Satubpat, at Salrm, O.
Turk. $ MO per annum if paid in advance.
91,74 per annum if paid within tlio first six
months n( the subscriber's year.
$2,09 per annum, if piiymont bo delayed bo
yond nix months.
fTWo occasionally tend numbers to thoso
who are not subscribers, hut who are believed
to bo interested in the dissemination of onti
slavery truth, with the ho;.c that they will
tithor subscribe themselves, or uso their inllu
ne to fxtond its circulation among their
Communication Intended for inrtinn,
t be atlrecd to M vines U. It hum). Editor.
All others to Khii.t Konissos.l'uhlishhig Ag't.
J. HUDSON. rUINTElL
Lectures in Pennsylvania.
LisEsvii.i.r, Crawford Co., Pa
March SM, 1853.
Ma. Robissos Deiir Sir: Tim citizen
iif Linesvill mid vicinity, huvo turn visited
Iiy Clmrles nml Josephine Griding. They
have labored in behalf of Iba downtrodden,
ml in return, I feel it my duly o a citizen
of the place, to give yml some account of
their stovvnrd ship. I nk from my own
ctltservntinn, mid ns n friunil of lliimnnity nml
Equality. I Pan anl'ely any, (lint the seed they
have imwn, linn been sown iimmi good ground,
ml in ibie time, no doubt will yield tin hun
dred fold. Like, other, they bud to encoun
ter the opposition of tint foolish nml tbu
tvickeil. For example, tbu editor of the
Conncniilvillc Whift limner, gave notice in
the second No. of hi paper, that " One
Mr. CriHIng in roinpntiy with her hiishnudt
Mr. Grilling, lied to Iter uprun string, w
lecturing in that place upon the aubjei't of
Anti-Shivery, Womiiii' Right, &.c. Now
if we were in Mr. Griffing's place, we would
take Mr. Griffing bomu anil introduce her
to tbu kili'lieu, nml learn her In mind bur
own business." TerriJJie. .1 mighty man of
God hutb mndo of one blond, nil nation
of men tbnt dwell upon the fare nf the earth,
ml Im hnlli required of in at all lime to tin
JiMiiee, love Mercy, nm! walk buinbiy wiib
Him, if we do believe thai God did make
man in bin own intnge, und yet that tlioro in
in tliiai Christian country, so called, thou
and of professed christians that do buy
mid aell, nml traffic in the soul nud Ixidie
of inen,)en,ln the imngo of him whom they
profess to yvorship. Ye, in thin the nine
teenth century, in this day rind age of pro
predion, ill n laud of Bibles mid llyimi
book, nud in ibis boasted land of freedom,
there are ot tbi lime, three nud a half mill
ion of the image of God depiived of the
blessing that be designed Ihnin to enjoy.
Deprived by whom? Hy Ibo Cliurcb, und
by professor of Christianity. Hy those who
profess to have a spu'tlnal knowledge of
Gml, by thnse who pretend to have windied
their ndie, nud inadu ilium white in ihu
blood of the Lamb, nud by those llmt pre
tend to bo '.be follower of ihut meek mid
lowly Jean, who bad the spirit of a Liiiub,
and who hatli aid, unless yo havo tbi spir
it, ye cainiol be my Disciples. Can n man
have tbnt spirit of love, that spirit of ($--tleucss,
forgiveness, forliearance, meekness,
ml finally have the spirit of Christ, and nl
the Mine time trade nml traffic in the bone
ml inew of men? Nay, verily. And
yet it i but ibo position of thousands of our
roce, men who profess to bo teacher of the
jieople, nud followers of Cbriht. Then I
any we have right, u j'lnt right to denounce
oil those who tire pnrtuker of thin iiifamoua
villo'my tbe sum of all villainies. Aluioxt
the entire body of the Church nml Clergy
of this Country, are in Chtisli'in fellowship
with Shivery, that is with those who legalize
the Htcm. They nil stand upon tbe side
of the oppressor, end legulizu bis atrocities;
diey pa from the Communion Table to the
Billot-UoX,,Biid there deposile their votes
iar tbe man who ha robbed hi neighbor's
Cradle, to fill the highest office in the gilt
at tbe people.
Have the clergy done their duly as teach
er of the people ? Have they not luilud to
.wlar ilm whole counsel of God. We ore
renuired to remember those llmt are in
bonds, a bound with them, mid them that
utter udversity, n being ourselves ill the
body. Go loo, now ye rich men, weep nud
howl for vour miseries that shall come upon
you, your riches me corrupted, and your
arineuu are n olh eulen, your gold and
ilver i cankered, und the rust of them sbull
be wituees against you.
When the Lord sbull come to make tip
Ida Jewels, when he shall come to sit as
re6ner of fire end purifier of silver, then
ball U tlioi ro lavery Churches anil
ClerKV be weighed in the balances and found
w.utimr. Then shall tbe Judge ny unto
that poor aUve mother, como tbou blessed of
ml Fthar, Uherit th kingdom prepares.
for yon, from the foundation of llm woild,
whilst on the other linnil, the found shall
echo, depart frnm nie ye pro-slnvery Chur
ches mid clergy, into everlasting fire, ire
mred for llm Devil anil bin Angel.
Yonractc, A. MANTOR.
Letter from J. D. Copeland.
Fairso F.ditor: In nnwerii (f the ques
tions of your eone-pondi'iit "J. D. C."(iu the
A.f. Huglc of lhc2.'th nil.,) w hether yon join
itwue with tbe Preaident when he any, he
' iM-live invohmtnry servitude a it exi.t in
differenl Stntes In the Union ia recognized
by the (,iilitininii," ami when be inlerx,
consetpieutly, that be believe, "that it Mauds
like nny other admitted (legal) right, nml
tbnt the SMtc are entitled to efficient rem
edies to enforce the CoiiHtitolional provision,
(their legal right), you any ;
' Wo answer No." " We believe w ith
Whig, Democrat, mid n geat nrmy of Free
toiler, Ihat slavery ha n recognition in the
CoiiHlitutinu nud we really don't know bow
to controvert Ibo President' inl'crcnre" (h
(See nbove). "Ami, thertfort, ire will tiol
lirtnr lo support the Constitution, nor send any
body else to Waehiuglon to do it for u."
"Like Doetors, thus, whon much diputo is
You .tnd )nur tenets all the fame at lnt."
Truly, when we acknotdedge the law that
binds the slnve lo his master, we i!o find some
difficulty in consistently in-king for bis free
dom. Alas! what n pity, that in this late
day the middle nf the I 111 li century; men
are in he found those who would befriend
the slave ready to throw around the slnve
holder till) cloak of the Law.
Would we do the ionic were we to be
made the subject of that Law ? Are we
honest in doing it ? Who of us but would
utterly disown the idea of calling that Law,
Ihut would mnko us slaves? Not one. And
it not in violation to nil writers upon the
of Law, from the days of Milton down to
the pi event. While it is an iudispcuaihle
prerequisite to society nml a nation's safety,
that its citizens should bo n law-loving nud
law-abiding people, it is obviously tin less so,
that it should be understood that this arises
from mi obvious mid iniiiiil'nut principle of
LAW. That it protects nud secure its sub
jects in Ibo enjoyment of all their inaliena
ble rights, &c. And that w hen eiiuetuienl
fail to protect thosn rights, (let alone sunleli
Ihein from its subjects) they fail to be Laws,
but niiti-laws," mid should be so regarded
nud trampled under foot by every luw-uhid-
ing and intelligent Itcing.
ISitt you say, you 'believe with Whigs,
Democrats, nml n great nrmy of Free Sutlers,
Ihat slavery t Lr.UAi. (!) "and really don't
know how to controvert the President's in
ference," iinmely, that it should have a LK-
GAL PROTECTION!! I have no doubt
but your currei-pnmlcut would think so, it
really" doe seem right plausible that il
should be so ! ! !
Noah Webster define " Conlrove.l t " to
mean, "lo dispute, to oppose hy reasoning;'
to coiiletiil against by words or w t iling ;"
In deny mid attempt to disprove or con
fute ;" lo agitato eon tuny opinions."
lint if the slaveholder's claim to his "pro-
pt'tu can t lie "controverted consistently
with your tenets If you can't consistently
dispute (for to disputu is to "controvert ") the
slave holder claims to (be Protection of
Government in reclaiming the panting fugi
tive to his muster If this is " rtnlly" your
dilemma; then for Ihu sake of Meiey, Jus
lice, nml Christian principle, abandon your
position. Hut shall I believe that you have
oticuuleil not to "oppose, hy reasoning ;'
to contend against in words or willing;'
"deny nml attempt to dispruvo," "confute"
those heoveti-Bltesliug demands of the slave
power. In the lace ot all apparent
evidence, I shall claim, and hope lo hear
from your manly bosom, and masterly pen
advocate the rights of the slave lo ihu PRO
TECTION Or LAW; ami in strains of
manly eloquence, such as I hud often wont to
hear, hear frqin yoti " agitato tbe fontrury
Hut ho ever tbe Slaveholder, Whig, or
Democrat, said more? Do they say the
claim of the master to the slave, is Conslitu.
lionnl, is Irgal, is a lawful claim ; and conse.
queully "protection of Government in protect
ing, inioltliur, in returning the fugitive lo his
proper owner t" Why, my dear Sir, whei
the slave owner says be "really" "douVfeel in
dined, you say "you really don't see how to
controvert the President' inference." When
the Whig and Democrat aay, "he really can't
set how to dispute the slave holder's claim to his
properly," tluy hut utltr your sentiments ! Ac
cording to our detliuilioii (above) the Whig
and Democrats were only eight months in
advance of you. " We," tbe Disuniouitt
in silencing agitation on this subject, for to
" controvert" menus to agitate tbe contrary
opinions." "Pilot and Herod and Judas"
(io your figure) "art friend when Liberty uj
to lie sacrificed," though true in the figure,
il is not true lo the understanding. No nev
er, no never ! You ay, " n to tbe sly hint
of your correspondent, (J. D. C.)tbnt Distill
inuistsare n liiueh tickled with the Inaugu
ral as Whigs and Democrats, we will laugh
at the fun of that joke ns beurtily ns he,i7ifii
hegivts it some evidence of the fact." Will
j on hn so kind ns to inform "J. D. C." and my
self when we may participate in the I'L'N? tr
it would really Im source of much real en
joyment to meet you on this occasion.
-As to your " tielieviuff with o great army
of Free Suiter," it will, I think, Iwi consider
ed poor evidence of the truthfulness of your
opinions, or the sincerity of your defence.
God knows Free Soilir have grent room lo
mend. Hut while we find men in error, in
our estimation a lo what ij right, or ibo
most mUisable, il i n test of sincerly, to see
men boldly currying out in their capacity,
their highest perception of duly, with n
willingness to improvement. To stiller our
selves through Legislative Enactments, or
interpretation of enactments to he debarred
of a spot on Ibe enrth's surface, or a Hall
wherein we may not titter our honest enii
ments where we may not plead for tbu
sluve nml oppressed, of the laud, a other
men, "a hound with them," 1 to acknow
ledge the Cnmmmids nf Despotism superior
to Ihosn nf God. Well did the cbniupion of
Liberty, (Gerril Smith, on a former occasion)
say, "that be entertained but little hope tbnt
Ibis superlatively guilty nntion could ho sav
ed." "Other nation might be guilty ol as
high crimes, but they Were not committed
under the garb of Republicanism anil Chris
liatiiiy." Were our Government Despotic
and our Religion Heathenish, there might
be hope for our country hy rephiilicaiiiziug
our Government and christianizing our Re
ligion." &c, &c. Hut 1 must close, my
sheet i full. Please give tbi room in your
elegant paper, and elicit Truth und Progress,
which is the motive of the w riter.
Sincerely yours, and truly,
JNO. D. COPELAND.
COLUMBIANA, March 28th '53.
Comfort, Protect, and Help Forward the
Du.ikiiik Rail-Way Stnlion, N. Y., )
March 10, lt":J.
I w ish 1 had an opportunity every day, of
assisting lugilivna from the slavery nf this
bnnsled laud of civilization mid Christianity.
The fust principle of the religion taught hy
Jesus, are nut however among the churches
nn.l ministers of Ibis bind generally. I nsk
not Is slavery sustained by the constitution
nud Bible, mid I care not if it is. Though
every verse in the Bible, mid every article ol
Ibe Constitution said " Servant obey your
masters," and " bo content with your situa
tion.'' I would instigate slaves to run a way,
a Ibe first duty due to themselves, and to
God. 1 believe the fust effort of tho spirit
of love and brotherhood, is lo rouse Ihu slave
to struggle liir freedom, mid to laku it. Il
does my heart good lo meet slaves on the
r.iu fur Canada. 1 have just met several,
mid they are already on their way, and in
two bom will be beyond Republican Slave
Hunters ; I have helped them. I wish I
could help a dozen per dny all my hie, or
lilt slavery censea.
Hut is it nut a shame ? How can Repub
licanism answer it In the future ? How can
Christianity stum) erect liclbre the tribunal
of posterity ? It will be raid, Christianity
does not sanction slavery or slave-hunting.
The present age says it doe. The alliance
of Christ willi American slavery, ns it is sus
tained by the existing church, will one day
be rcmeiulsjicd to bis disadvantage, though
I believe were Jesus now living, he would
have stood by W. L. Garrison and the come
outer abolitionists, or their warmest friends.
Hut I must go tbi night to he spent in
the cur, travelling to N. Y.
NEW YORK, March 19 '53.
Dear MAHii't: Thia great septilcher of
Humanity still exist, and wullow up an
nually, it thousands und ton ol thousands.
Here, health of body and soul is destroyed.
The Dollar ia Almighty here, and is wor
shipped more devoutly and prayerfully than
the Creator, God though temples, by the
hundreds, are erected lo the laller, fur more
numerous are the temple erected to liiatu
mon. Piety and poverty are conspicuous
nil around. Around the foundations of these
gorgeous temples of brick and tone, are
gathered lens of thousand of human be
ings children of the great Father, lo whom
these instruction are dedicuted shivering
in rag, and deatitute of a home, and of
comforts. Tbe Churches that build these
unlaces for God. would not cive a cent to
build a hoilso fur a fugitive sluve, or to feed
and clothe him, and help him oa his way to
"th IudiI of the fr."
Yet tho God of Justice maintains bis
throne in the city, well ns in the country.
You remember th fiiion Safety committee,
and their eflorls to crush Ruweti nml Mc
Names. Tim ohj.-et of that emmuitteo was
to execute the fugitive law, nml gel the trade
of llm South. Some four or five of the
lenders of Ihst committee, at that limo ex
tensive wholesale meirnniih) firm, have
failed, whde Howen and McNnmee, nml Crit
tenden and Co., whom they sought lo crush
for Iheir abolition tendencies, have increased
their sales, till they amount lo over two mil
lions each, per annum. Thus may nil mer
chants, politicises mid priests be rewarded,
who seek lo gain the approbation nud sup
port of slaveholders, by volnnteeiing ilu-ir
support to slavery. Like that colossal knave
and swindler, Daniel Webster, may they be
come so ;wor llmt none shall do them rever
ence. Slave-bunting, even in this city, is
HENRY C. WRIGHT.
Letter from N. N. Selby.
" Right wrongs no miw." Ma. Pn.i.snt r.r.
Mr. Editor : In the .,si Bogle isau article
from your "New Euidniid'' corn spondenl,
(r.irker Pillsbury,) which contains the billow
ing very singular paragraph, in connection
with my name, lo which, in all kindness, I
wish in uvike n short reply. Mr. Pillsbury
says: " In spite of all that has been spoken,
written and ;uh!i.,!ie, ngninsl such falsehood,
there uro ihosn who peisisl in attempting to
fasten nil that an nboiitionist S'tys, ta lieies or
does, upon any subject, upon the Anti-Slavery
enterprise. It seems to mo proper lo
believe one of two things of such persons;
either they are too dull nl apprehension to
bo reasoned w ith, or else too hypocritical and
loo dishonest lo bo comim-cd or enlightened
by any amount of argument or instruction.
I was not surprised ul
the posi'ion of your correspondent Mr. Sul
try, ill relation to the Convention. And Ihu
ply of our fiicud W. was an admirable
vindication of our enterprise from such ar
rogant charges." Now that tbeie are per
sons who have ami do charge individual
conduct "iimiii the Auti Slavery enterprise,"
nm free to ndiiiil ; nml that it is improper
to believe of such persons llmt they nm loo
dull, or else loo bypociiiical or too dishonest
to bu reasoned with, cottt i.ccd'or eitlighteu
edjiy'iiuy.nmotiiitlofalgimii'iirniliiistruciinn, may bo true. Hot why am I charged, with
this wickedness, imd.ihcse dcf-ri of charac
ter ? Why in tint niiil-t of nil the comments
nml strictines that have strengthened M.
I'lllshury s purpose lo write nsjahove, hn my
name been selected mid connected ns herein
set forth. DiilJI ever pursue such a course ?
deny lint whole charge it is utterly un
founded. Hut suppose my teller " to the
members nf the Binht Cunveitlion," to have
been susceptible of such mi influence, from
the fact of my having used the term come
outer, (which I simply del ns n iinme by
which some of ibo member of ibe Conven
tion as well ns myself were called.) ought
not my expliiontii n (liir all admit Ihat every
man should be allowed to explain the sense
ill which ho wishes lo be understood.) ns set
forth in my reply to Mr. Walker lo have put
the mailer lorcverut rest. It wnsjthis expla
nation of mine Ihut vindicated the " entei
prise from such nrioganl chargca," nnd'not
Mr, W.'s reply by any means. This expla
nation was salisliictoiy to all parties so far ns
1 knew, and was in this sense to us Ibtcver
htuied. And why, I nsk, in view nf my
prompt nud csudid cithtt to vindicate the
Anti-Slavery Society from nny idliciul uctioii
in the matter involved, nml in) self from any
design to Is) thus understood, should Mr.
Pillsbury dig it up fioin its quiet resting
place, anil scud it forth again with new life
to he a bone of contention n mailer of
complaint on tbe one pnrt, nml of serious
injustice on the other? I hnve conversed
with number of leading member of the
Anti-Sluvery Society, mono of whom wero
member of the Bible Convention w ho do
not reject tho Bible, and Mr. Walker also ad
mits in his ruview of my article nil that I
ever charged upon nny person in reference
to that (act, and they nil w ith one accord
give as a reason for so doing ihat the Bible
is tbe bulwark of slavery, war, and other
crimes, and claim that lo strike at the Bible,
is to strike at lire very root of Slavery is
properly and legitimately nnti slavery work.
1 have dissented limn this view, and from
tbi movement altogether, a being false in
itself unnecessary snd injurious to ibe Anti-Slavery
causp, and hive h id the honesty
to make the same known ; and forsooth my
name must bti hitched on lo the most dam
ing ami hopeless tr.iils of human defection
thrust into the news and humbled abroad
without tho semblance of an apology. I nm
willing that Mr. Pillsbury or any other person
should call me " dull of apprehension,"" hy.
pocriticnl,"or " dishonest," a tnny suit them,
when presented in the light of nny position
that I occupy ; but I nm not yet willing fur
simply declaring w hat nil parties admit to be
true, nml liir dissenting from a movement
that I believe to bo wrong, to be treated by
the intolerant a being guilty of enormities
for w hich there i no mitigation.
1 slated ill my fust letter tin st uneqtt'uoc il
ly, that though I could mil go with my come
outer friends in tho nnti Bible movement, I
would labor with ihein lo carry forwnrd ihoso
reforms that we have hud su long nt henrt,
in every way that I could consisienl with my
views of right action. From this every per
son must see, thai I did not disband from the
Anti-Slavery cause, but simply dissented
from the lliblo movement, and wished to
stand before tho public ns disbanding there
from my name mid sympathy, ns I should
have been differently understood had I kept
silent on the subject. Now to put mi end to
nil controversy, ihosn who reject the Bible
should take that position openly and arowe l';,
nud ihusn whors'rr it on nnti-f'tivrry ground
should make Ihat fiiet known, nud should la
bor wilh nil their might to bring I lie Anti
Slavery Society In that position, " lire Bible
licing the btilwaik of slavery," " grtat cmise
unJ roof of the haled system, Its rejection
should be adopted ns n enrdiual principle at
once. And those who me opposed to reject
ing the Bible, who think il is not the but
wink ol slavery," but anti-sluvery in its char
acter, should opin'.y mid frankly lake thtd
position, nml labor ns heartily lo save the
Anti-Slavery Society lioiu any tendency in
nu opposite direction.
This frank and candid taking of positions
pro. and con., w ith reference lo this question,
would put an end to all this sclisi.ivc strife,
ami wo would bo willing to I hi called lllltie
men, or anti-Iilhlt men, as tbu case might be,
w ithoul nny squii miu about it. In this way
Would this question soonest be settled, nud
each parly bo tell to labor ill the "Aiiti-Slu-very
enterprise in accordance Willi, tbusen
tiinents they each may adopt.
And noic, Mr. Editor, don't think hard ol
me in asking space in your columns, for this
article. I think it due me.' 'I with lo be
heard through lite same medium thai I nm
assailed and misrepresented. think the
Anti-Slavery cause demands thai justice be
done to ull if ndvocntcs. This cause is us
deur In mo as life ilsclf, und hence I wish
nut to lie represented us its enemy. Wish
ing yon all piuspeiily in the Right,
I am yours, N. N. t-ELBY.
Harthegig. Pa., March 25th, 1853.
Tub Oit.hations or tub Un untie hoc nu
Hailiioau. A frch lot nf height was just
landed safe hero to-day, from the State of Ken
tucky. "They were nil hearty, stout men, and who
had the unspciknhlc joy to meet two of their
old friends on bonrd the ferry bout. Their joy
seemed to he itiexpressihlo whin they ull buttl
ed on the Cuitnda shore.
"Wc hnvo just heard from soother branch of
this mod, that another lot will soon he here, the
ears I nvc only stopped to tnko on little more
"Since tho ahnvo wnt written, a woman with
eight children, and oiio grandchild, have arri
ved on the last train. They ran away from
Rite Holton, of Dovor, Ky. Theso were all
tho slaves which ho possessed. This woman
wishes to say to her old master, that she has
Untied safe with all her children, and that tho
unexpectedly met with her brother Thornton,
in Can In, within ten minutes lifter she landed
here, and found him doing well. She aUo
tlru.ks hitn for selling her two eldest daugh
ter to the soul-driver for jJtlNUO, for it was
this that lauted her to ibo uwiiy with them to
altind of liberty. loi'cc ufiie I'aitiet
From the Commonwealth.
The Slave Trade to Brazil.
The w oi Id dots move, nud the light nf jus
lice constantly gains on the daikuess of bar
barism. We can see this hi all directions,
and it should leach us hope nud courage.
In Congress, ibis winter, Mr. Veiiablu of
North Carolina, was among those w ho spoke
Miougly against Ihu acquisition of Cuba.
He sought very einiusily to impress upon
the southern members that such a measure
would be disastrous to tho slave system ill
tbu I'liiled Slutes. Ho said:--
" It would certainly he had policy for us to
ncqnirc Culm slavehohliug Culm as it is
if wo could get it, so long as il can bo
peaceably held by Spain, as a disinterested
stakeholder. Can liny one limn Ibo slave
bidding country fad lo see that lite slave in
terest in the United Slates is Ibe locus against
which the sympathies, the meddlesome sym
pathies, of ilia w hole world ia direclud?
Can nny one fail lo see the importance of
having a many interested in that institution
as possible ? SupHse we could absorb Cu
lm today, we should have I lie united oppo
sition of ull the governments of the earth
against us, nud against our institution. Spain
is now interested, und Brazil I interested,
in preserving that institution. Suppose we
should acquire Cuba to-day, we should have
ull the inucliiiiury of nil Ibe fan iticumi of ull
lb world leagued ngitmst us."
Nowhere in tho civilized wnihl cm our
Amcricnii slaveholders find fraternity, av
in t'nlia mid Brnzil And be would have
Cuba remain as il is, in order lo keep Spain
interested In defemliiiif nml cherishing the
svslem. The " South," Spain, nml Brnril!
But the niiti-slavery influences of modern
civilization nre growing apnee III Brnfil. If
the "Stooih" dues not t cry soon dismiss il
minim-is mi this question, end becomo rea
sonable, it will be the only spot in Christen
dom w here tho enormity of chnttelizing maa
it appears tbnt tho Brazilian slnve trail)
hn become nenily extinct. Tbi is mainly
due to the measure of the Brazilian Gov
ernment itself; which, of b,i, hn become
sincerely nml resolutely in earnest to sup
press the Irafiic. This course of thut gov
ernment shows n grenl ehiilf.'rf of public
sentiment in Brazil, which must give such
L'elitlemeu lis .Mr. Yeiuddn gient nuensiiiess.
A frieml nt Rio do J.iueitu writes to us a
RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 31, 1853.
the peculiar in-tilittion in Reiuhlicdii
Auteiiea am busy in strengthening mid con
solidating the nefarious system, it most I
gr'atity ing lo (he lover ol universal hbeny
lu tiios tin- zealous efforts of lh govern
n. cut of Brazil liir the suppression of th
slave Iraile, now neurly CAlingoisUd on this
According to the report of the Secretary
of Slate in May last, submitted lo the Gene
ral Legislature, ii npp s ihat the number
of Aincai's unpolled in t!S amounted lo
bUKiO, and in I .!!, in 5I.U0. In tho year
lf.il, the iiiimher was re, hi I to ,'I,V8", of
which l,(jl)ii were eaptmed by Brazilian
cruisers snd declared fiee. Thus while the
ly rants of North America, assuming the
guise of " republican" me straining evcty
nerve lo perpetuate mid enhuau tho iireu of
slavery, u lessun is taught litem by the South
A i lean empire, w hu h should put litem te
the blush ! Well may the Queen of Eng
land eMail in ihu satislaeiioii of nunoiincing
llinl 1 1 if sincere and strenuous ellorls of Iba
government of IJn.zil lor the suppression of
the slave Irnde, now ncaily extinguished,
have enabled her lo stispi ml the stringent
measures which (U heeu compelled
relnct intlv to adopt; a recurrence lo which,
it is un.ioii-lv hoiied, may be proved lo b
During the past year, one vessel, nml om
only, it is Saul, is know n to have land, d a
cargo ol slaves on the cua.-i i. Hl-,
this occurred last June. 'J'lic Bieztliaii gov.
eminent deals very siimniai ily will: il.esl.ts
Iraileis. Any person lottnil cot.een.ei hi
the Iriillie, no mailer what his rank or cool
ililioii may be, is impiisuind or baiiiahej
This ncti, in relative lo the African slave
trade, is n lesli.i.ouy agiaust shivery Itself.
Giadually, il may lie, but steadily, will g
on the ileveloiemeut of Ihat sentiment
which declines lite slave Initio piracy, until
slit very iiself is nut only muddied, but dea
Su lire wot It goes on, nud " there's a good
lime coming"! It is truth, not error, that
has "Ihu years of (bid"; und,
" I.iko ss a star,
Thut iii'iketh not haste,
That tnkilli not rest,
Is she ever l'ulli'.lin
Her (iod-givcu best."
The Wcllsbiirgh Herald tin another arti
cle advocating the secession of Ihooke snd
Hancock counties lioiu the Slate of Virginia,
ami Iheir nnuexalioii lo Pciiusy Iviiui i. It
says : " I'cople were never more in earnest
than are ours, in Ibis matter. They do nut
advocate secession however, unconditionally,
but us uu iilleruative lo palpable oppression
by our own Legislature, longer continued.
They have weighed ull the consequence, and
nil the probabilities: mid in tbe matter nf
taxes, they see thai ihey nre soon to lie n ef
fectually taxed in Viigmiii u in Pennsylva
nia, if Ibe appropriation in three mouths ni'
j 10,00(1,000, is nny indication. Resides that,
we would bo of mure use to 1'. ni sjlvani-,
than she would be lo us, ami we may h tve
voice in lixmg the lei ins of Iniitst'er oui selves.
Virginia would not probably object, a we ets
more bother to her than any otl.rr live coun
ties, as w,i iii'u 'strongly liiiclurid wild abo
litionism?' und of nu account generally. If
we can only get leave ft om Wheeling, We
can prubahhto. That wu intend to upply
" Tbe meeting called in the article Inst
week, convened nl ilia Court House Tuesday
evening, nml was the largest and most en
thusiasm: Ihat il has been our cood lorluue
i lo sec in Wcllsbiirgh for many ti dny. Res
olutions pin niy iimi emphatically sellilij
lorib our gi ieviuices, nud dcterniinatioi.Jwero
thoroughly discussed, and adopted with great
unanimity, mid a coiuiuillee appointed lo
correspond, und lo curry out the objects ot
Ibe resolutions adopted. The meeting wn
then adjourned until next Tuesday eve
ning, when a full titlendiuice font the coun
try is invite I and expect id, so that Ihu res
nltiliuus, winch may ibe i bu adopted may
be published as Ihu decided expression of
the people of the county at large.
"Nine out of leu ol the citizen nre in
liivor of annexation lu Peiiusy Iviinia, utiles
wu can iditaiti Hum the Slale sume guaran
tee, llmt will protect u in Inline ; ami corns
pel i salo us lor the anomalous and injurious
geographical hmiiioii hi which wu uie lo be
kepi by (be Slalo of Yirgiuiu." .
Thc Louisviilo Courier of Weduesdny,
March Utb.says, that n gentleman arrived m
that city the previous evening, and asked lor
a k u to lodge a drove of nigger in. Had
Air Stowe said tbe man tlouu (o, it would
huvo been un uwltil libel. .' ' ' . ' :-4 .
Prudence i not sutislied with mny-bV.