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JI..u,e of Representatives, of tlie Senate, and ,
of the President to decide upon tits consti-
tutionnlity of tiny hill or resolution which
may bn presented to thmn for passage or
oi provm, na 11 is oi tun nuprruie Juilges -
,,u un, ugui iinnirn iriciii eir ju
dicial decision. The authority of the Sn- I
preme Court must not, therefore, l e permit-
led to control llio Congress or the Executive
whin acting in their legislative capacities,' j
vc. litis language, Mr. l-harles sunnier
ays. ' 1 adopt with entire nsseut.'
At the very Inst Congress, the two Houses
overruled decision of the ruprfiue Court,
nd tho President signed the hill. Whnt
weeping end reckless assertions nre mnde
by Mr. Phillip, to uphold his erroneous po
ilious! Again, as to the notion, thnt tho official
ath is a promise to support the Constitution,
the 'tuition' understand it; who is the
notion 7 Mr. Phillips thinks women ought
to vote. Are they n part of the tuition, and
to lie consulted, before wo decide upon our
duty? Are mere majorities to govern, so
that we shall give no morc.hccd to the wisest
nd tiest men than to the wenkest nnd worst ?
Hnill we adopt tho plurality system ? Are
we io be controlled by the living or the dend ?
Must we count by elates or by individuals?
Must we adopt the tliree-fiilhs rule, ind nl
Jow masters to act for slaves, or not ? It is
utterly impossible to gather up llie senso' of
the nation end every sano limn iiiiihI see it.
But, S'ivs .Mr. I'hillips, (' hy the Supreme
Court. There me n hundred vital questions
n which the Supreme Court hnve ns yet
mnde no decision. On this great nnd over
hadowin": one, whether nn nlleged fugitive
has a rotiMituliminl right to n jury triul, thnt
rouil line never yet deeided. l)n bis own
howinir, then, I a:n not bound to deliver up
n nlleced fugiiive, nor to tin any net looking
toward his being delivered up, until he bus
Imil a jury triul. or the court bus decided thnt
he is not entitled to one, Mr I'hillips is
inistnken a.'l round.
Whnt, then, nro the scope mid purport of
(lor inst inoej llie Uingrestmipil n.ith ? They
ro, to. perform ihn duties of tli.it oliiee, no't
f nnv other j during its eontiiiunnee, not
ny longer; to nseertnin the trim uienning
f the Constitution, in all pnieiicnhlu ways,
and Iroin nil tourers, including the decis
ions of the Siipreuie Court, which, hoivever,
re not Me law, but only evidence of the hiw,
nnd when thnt menning is nC3rliiii!eil, to
hide by it in nil cases presented fiir neliou;
to Inke up llin business of the country in tho
order of its ituportnncct and to execute, it
according to the bent of one's knowledge
nil uhility; and when tho nntli Inker bus
determined whnt should bn dune, nnd when
it should Im done, then to follow the couclu
inns of bis own judgment nnd conscience,
whether a single other man in the tuition
agrees with him or not. Any other construc
tion nuikes an autoinrtton or puppet of him.
Mr. Phillips' snnteliing at n common ph.co
rule liir governing hucksters in tho market.
nd twing its nnrrow bnsis as eo cxti nsive
with the great principles thnt should covi in
fl Icgislntur'a onth to ('oil, nnd his duty to his
own untion, to nil llie nations of the piirth,
and to posterity, (a proniicn to posterity to
lo our duty to it, aposhrltj unthrslands it!)
--I s.'iv, ,Mr. I'lullips nnrrowuess on this sun
ject reminds nm of wlnt llnr'tn said to En
kins, in the triul of Wniren IbisliiiL'S, thnt n
snpre vit! print lawyer, with Lis technicalities
tinu bar-rules, whs no more In to decide upon
the principles thnt should govern gient (pies
lioiis of Klnte, thnu a nibhit that breeds nine
times n year wns to decide upon the peiind
lieeessary fur the gestntion of nil elephant.
Jliougli I have sciircelv noticed ono tenth
part of ihe material, illogical in urgumcut,
incorrect III statement, nnd cnliimnious in
linput.itiou, which Mr. Philhiis bus liiriusli
cd, yet 1 must duNist. Tim very multitude
of his offences must enrn impunity for sotno
of tlieiu. I will clussify n few of his vices
es n disputant, as exhibited in this letter, and
let the rest puss, at lenst till another turn
1. lie mihstntes inn'torsorfu'l enormously.
This I hnve shown in regiuil to my come
towards the colurcil school children ul Al as
nchusutts. 2. Iiad motives being less cnpshla of (lis
prooi man lucts, lie liiKes a liromler licnusH
in iiiipuling them. Ha nltempts to liisleu
upon Mr. I laic nnd mvself, nnd ihoiisiuuls
of others, itidcod, n guilt nkin lo thut uf pur
3. lie enlarges the premises of his ad
versary, so that tiiey may sustain some fulsu
conclusion they would not otherwise hear.
Thus bo reiterates the old charge that dis
claimers inndc in my legislative cnpieity, nnd
miller the Constitution, were general din
thinners; nnd be enlarges these to tnko in
a wider acope of action than they legitimate
4. ho lenvei out premises, in order to es
rape tho (iirce of conclusions, and to impute
the folly of building too large, n auperstruu
true upon a given fuiinihitiim.
For instance, assuming, fur argument's
sake, the whole tiuteunhhi ground, thnt my
oath wns a prniuiso to (iilloiy the will oj' the
nation, in regard to Ihn Constitution, I snid
the nation, fc-iiiprenio Couit and all, under
stood in whnt sense I promised. To give
persnnilicalion to the idea, introduced the
two Speakers, Howell Colih and Lino lloyd,
who edminiHtured tho oath. Mr. I'hillips
introduces these two tinmen, separates them
from the rest of tho sentence, nnd. for more
than a uhole eolumn, argues llie ipiestioti as
though the soundness of mv position mid
argument rested upon the epcci.il knowledge
ud understanding of Messrs. Cobb and lloyd.
Taking a mere accident for tho basis of the
arrmment, who could not Ihsten any degree
nt lolly upon bis antagonist Ouch ho emit
ily introduced the residue or substantive part
of Ihe sentence, but immediately eclipses
wiiii irrelevant mailer iinout poor itloscs
Sluart' nnd Mr. WehMer, and then occupies
more than a column to disprovii what no
one man ever understood me to say.
5. He fabricates bolh premises and con
elusion. For example! In my Inst letter,
mane a remark, on which Mr. Philllips, in
bis Inst, mnde a comment. 1 collate both fur
the reader's perusal i
Mr. Mann's Remark.
bad supposed that ns nn oath make
I party to the transnc.lion. it is hiudinir
in that tense in which ha knows the party
took it. '
Mr. Phillips' Comment.
This is virtually ihe Jesuits' rule, that
prom una are binding, not a the parties un
derstood them, but as the promisor secretly
intended. Thut is, a man may swear one
thing ami mean another, and God juatifioa
Now, in my remark, where 1 there any
vcsiiitenr glimmer ofnn idea nlinut promises
not bcine binding n llie pnrticn understood '
theni'j or about 'ferret intentions' governing;
or about a mnn's wrniiii one ininir ami
menuiug rummer or niiuin uim f iTininjinK
men for I) ing or peijnry? Where, I deinnnd,
is there nn v wink or odor of inch bnse ideas ?
And Jet do not these idea compose tho
whole suhstnnce of Mr. Phillips' comment ?
A Jesuit iilriinlv enonith. lint winch is he r
lint again, this must suffice. As there
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(classified. Indeed, I hnve Inokeii with
amazement through this wh.ile letter of Mr.
I'hillips. There seems to he some fnlnlity
! of nhei ration in his mind, some refracting
medium, so thnt iicthing over ro'tiesnnt of
l it ns it went in. When rays of truth lull up
on his scnsoi'imn, they are deflected from 0
I fiirhf lini. As mi miiielnn would snv. the
mi irtn if .tlt.il .... im n.iv m ill in I In ttiM u II l,ln
I H'!"tJ "Mil U I'lililt, VViiii-ii, frt iv'irirn iui
talk hi other MrfiiN, will he regarded by
miinv as suggesting mentiil and moral irre-
rpenl;uig ol the liability ol free Sou to-
rVr.tr. he railed upon by the United Hlr.ts-rt
Marshal to help him cnplure fugitive slaves,'
Mr. Phillips snys; (and the words are so im-!
portent I italicise them,) ' The voter being in
some Slutu under an txprrts, and t.t AM., an-
tier an implied onth to the Constitution, t$ legally
bound to o.V;.' Thnt is, every voter is bound
by nn onth, or ns by nn onth, to help cnteh
r -.- i -. ii i i ii
Ineilivn slaves, il put nil Imnii liv n mnrstinl.
Vet, tho the sa.no Liberator which contained
Phillips' first reply to me, and which sets
lortli nil ids ohiioxious doctrines nhout tho
comprehensiveness nnd criminality of ullieinl
onlhs. eonn.ins n pulilin Address to tho Peo-
from its style, by Mr. Il.illips himself. ( I) ex
horting theiit, with nil earnestness, to rally
for such a rhnngn in our Suite Constilutiuii
ns shall n.ako (ill ndult women voters; culling
it ' n ii.ensure of vital importance to tho wcl-
liirn nnd progress of ihe ?lnte,' one of 'the
most important of all civil relbrms,' &c. &e.,
nnd nceoiupaiiii-il by n petition which every
body is reipiested to sign. Mr. Wcndeil
Phillips' signature is appended to this Ad-
dress. In siihseipieut I.iherntors, special no-
lieu is given that the Petitions should be!
i Alum... I In Mr- IV I. ,11 ll.:iU,, 'I'l.... i.
wit s ucws"rcs -ling .he t'ri'u.innlity oi
ofiieial oath ; with his imp. nations riirniust
Mr. Halo ii i I me, li ir voting, or suHeriiig
ourselves to ho voted for, ho cnlivns.ies for
petitions lo bring every ndult woman in Mas-
saehusells under'iin cxnress. or under nn
.1 ,.i . .i r .-. .- ii i - i
tmplieil onth to the Constitution bv which
Bhe will bn 'legally bound to obey, if, nt any
limn enllcil upon by the L ulled filnles slur-
shnl, lo help him enpturn fugitive slaves.'
huppi.se thn ( onstiiuiion altered in nccord-
nnee Willi Air. i Inllips position ; how are all
women to escape perdition? If. hko Mr,
Phillips, having a liht In vote, they won't
vote, then they violate their 'express or im
plied oaths'; or, voting, or allowing them
selves to bo voted lor, then they get 1 blasted
l.y liiSHWilieM lightning' lor that!
Other points which I meant to discuss in
this article, I must omit, particularly in re
gard to the fugitive slave clause, so culled, ill
I renew my proposals to Mr. Phillips lo
discuss cnuKtitiitiiinnl questions about slavery,
without any relerencn to our past personal
inniiiiii-n in ifMiiiiii.i, milium nuv niu uncriin
ii n .
iu hnminem ; or nnv coll. lernl mutter whnt-
over; but with thu solo and exclusive object
nseerliiiniiig our political relations under
the Constitution, nnd of illuminating our path
duty. IIOItACTi MANN.
" "' ' ",r", " " veil cur-
rf.lll'l l Mi Plillhltal1 l-aul l.tlluas n uusu sl.t
me the justice to insert this ?
(I) Mr. Mann is mistaken. Tho Address
refers to was written l.y Miss Lucy tjtuno.
Annecdote of Dr. Lyman Beecher.
While residing on Long Island, in early
I ili', be was returning home just al evening
from n libit to old Dr. Woolvvorth. Seeing
what be thought, in the dark, to ben rnbhit
by Ihn ronilnide, n little abend, ho reasoned
with himself " They nrH rather tender ani
mal if the fellow sits still till 1 come up. I
think I rould hit him with these books," a
goodly bundle of w hich he had in his hand
kerchief. Hit him Im surely did; only it
proved to be not a rnbhit, but a skunk. The
logicul sequences Ihlloweil, and hn returned
In bis family in anything bin tho o lor of simp
lify. In alter life, being asked why he did
not reply to o scurrilous nllnek which hud
been made upon him, the Doctor answered,
" I discharged a quarto, once at n skunk, nnd
and then I made up my mind never to try it
During the prevalence of a revival in his
Church' in Hoston. the number of nemons
desiring religious conversion was so great,
sometimes amounting to several hundred,
that he was nceuslnmed to employ younger
clergymen to assist him. On one occasion,
n y lg Audoverian was conversing with
person who believed herself to be converted,
wiiiuii mo jioctom licnting. i!io young
iiifin na iiuii,fig me fgniiiiius in urr oviiieiico
and among other questions, wns overheard
asking the lady, if she " thought she was
willing to he damned tor the glory of God."
Instantly starling up, the Doctor snid to him,
' Willi! wns thnt VOII U'PI-U nuLimi V ol vuum
nskiug her if she tliuuglil she should he wil
ling lo ho damned fur the glory of God."
Well, sir, would iou lie willing. Yes sir,
I humbly hope I should be." " Well, then,
ir, you ought to be damned." And after
wards, he look occasion lo enlighten him to
a butler thoology. -"irrnoogcal Jiunxa I.
Mr. Campbell, of Alabama, (fire-eater,)
lately appointed to thu Supreme bench of Ihe
United Pilules, committed himself, during the
Wilinol Proviso agitation, to the dogma, thnt
the Mexican laws prohibiting shivery in Cal
ifornia and New Mexico, were abrogated by
the IVdcrul Constitution, the moment thece
territot iea became a part of the United Stutes.
A Strang Case. A southern slavehold
er sold n female slave twice; but finally the
obtained her freedom, went lo Illinois anil
bought a farm. Her tbriuer master became
poor, went to Illinois, and lived with his
lavs ua man and wile. Bhe sold her farm,
went lo Canada lie followed and lived with
her again, until she took sick, then robbed
her of $7000. Ha waa arrested at Detroit,
with $1800 of th money, and ttiken back for
American Tract Society.
or c,,t oft h"d- )f eou"e 11,0 l;ccu
Mr. ninry nnd party interests of theso men react
on titer Church and religious Societies with
wl,ich they aro connected. Hence ha grown
j u ,,, ccciCTillit.l ..lliancc, olTcnsive
command, i-omiwun wo nave our pun
of lie men and our party press sneering at tho
"higher law," and Insulting all who aeknow
of ledgo its paramount authority to an act of Con-
I 0,0 LorJ Jc,us Cliri"t l"ni"3 tm theit
pulpit on tho rovorence duo to the " Power
: that be," a ordained of Ood, and actually urg
he ' ing the duty of obedionco to one of tho moat
! uniiodlv and execrable cnaetmonts of modern
Judge Jsy his addressed a letter to Ito. TL
S. Cook, Corroponding Secretary of the Amor '
c(ln Tract Society, in regard to the pro-tlavcry
position of that body. The letter is published
the Tribuno. Thia 8ocity has been In the
habit of avoiding all reference to 8lsrery In
their publications. Hence, in ita reprints ol
some English and other publications, it ha ,
mutinied them by omitting all passages refer-
to the peoulinr American institution. ,
Judge Jay, In tho letter before ua, expose and ;
rcliukc this bnse subserviency and pious fraud ,
of tho American Tract Society, Xt't cxtraot
fiom the closing part of hi lottcr.
On the whole, Sir, I ennnot but think that
your tocicty bn greatly mistaken its duty to
Go J and man, in shrinking from pronouncing ,
SUvcry, as woll as gambling and hnrso-rncing,
' a moral evil. Unquestionably, tho Society has
, , . . , , ,
sctod perfect.ccor.lni.ee will, the general pol
icy of the Northern Church, both Popish end
Protestant. That policy I more easily under-
stood than vindicated. Si intimate are our
oommcrciai relationa with the South,
. . . , .
Jn! " a
fling "hc "ln he tupport of their r
Southern vote, that to n-k them and our nicr-
chants to participate in measures and opinion
ofrcnllivo to ,iicir Southern patrons, is like fk-
. ., , , .. ...... l .... . .:..i,t
ing tho fsvor of them to pluck out a r.glit eye,
o 1 4
and defensivo with Slavery. Hut tin alliance,
a'though undoubtedly embracing many worthy
men, is, nevertheless, in direct antagonism with
the Oospt l of Christ, and hn consequently led,
and is daily leading to most disatcrmis result.
It ha caused the avowal by men of high poti
sition in both Church and State, of principles
utterly aubversira of that regard for justice ond
mercy, which is not only one of tho peculiar
and beautiful fentures of our holy religion, but
also, and especially in a Democracy, ono of tho
8t "guards of person and propcrty.-
s,'",,e lavcholdcra in Congress propose a law,
the provision of which may well huvo been
insnircd bv thnt evil an.l malignant snirit that
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law opcniy sen ng ai uinanco llio esinui sncu
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rul,0 eviacnce, ana loveling In tl.o aunt all
1110 oarncrs crcctcu oy ine common ia- arouna
tho personal liberty of tho citizen a law re
quiring every man, at the summons of a mis
creant slavo catcher, to assist him in his dam
nnble work a law seeking by tine and impris
onment to lupprcs the impulses of humanity
and tho gushing of Christian sympathy. No
aooncr it this accursed law proposed than rival
politicians contend for the honor of giving It
their support, and no sooner i it enacted than
the two great rival pnrtlr strive to gain vote
for their Presidential candidates by pledging
their best endeavor to carry I, into execution.
Many individuals, however, flirirt that a law
thus requiring them to participate in deeds of
cruelty and injustice, i at rarianco with the di-
h n.iniitcr. of
legislation. Occasionally it wns admitted, that
under peculiar circumstances, and multiplied
conditions, we ought to obey Ood rather than
man, but at the same timo it was distinctly
taught, rot merely that wc should not forcibly
refill tho Fugitive Law, but that the " higher
law" did not dispense with our obligation to
In the seal, tho rivalry and tho cruelty dis
played in seizing tho hapless and innocent fu
gitive and hurrying back to tho houso of bon
dage, of mental durkness and bodily aulFering,
lessons of cruelty and injustice bavo been set
by tho rich and the moral, which w ill not bo
lost on the needy and profligate. Many of our
weulthy and influential gentlcinsn aro aowing
seeds which mny yet yield to them and their
children most bitter fruit.
The shocking insensibility of our churches,
roligious soeio'.ics end rcligiou men, to the in
iquitic of Slavery, of caurso involve them in
gross inconsistencies, degrade Ihe character of
the Uospel of Christ, and give a mighty im-
pulso to infidelity. Never before, in my opinl
on, hat tho American Church been in such peril
j ot t prcoiit, and from almost every portion of
it comes up a cry of distress. ' There is no fail
ure oi money, ine country ts rich, and our
wealthy men are liberal, and pride and ostcn
tution and competition aecuro the croction of
gorgeous and expensive churches. But thero
i a fuiluro of increase of minister and mem
ber. The population is outgrowing the church,
and tho lovo of many ia waxing cold. Prom
men like Tom Paine and moat of hi followers
the church ha little to fear. Their livei are a
sufficient antidote to their doctrine. But a new
cists of convert to infidelity is springing up,
men whose fearless and disintstestcd fidelity to
truth, mercy and justice, extort unwilling res
pect. Theaa men reject th Gospel, no.t be
cause it rebuke their vie, but becauso tky
re taught by csrtnin of its clergy, and th
conduct of a multitude of it professor, thai
it suction th moat korribla wuelty and op
pression, allowing th rich and th powsfful
forcibly to radue th poor and kclpltss u tha
condition of working animal, article f en
mere, and to keep lhaii posterity in ignoianca
and degradation to th end of tint. Kveiy ar
gument rested from th Bibl io bahalf f Sla
very applies to th bondage of tchili men.
Hone lk modorn pro-Slavery divinity justifies
the anoieut tUUinag and th modern erfdom,
ad vould justify their indatWl x.toioo If
mnihihilntion of tho conjugal and paternal re
in ttions this total abrogation of the rights of
conscience, of property, of personal happiness,
na, surely little claim on our reverence, for It
tendency to mitigate the inrrowa and trouble'
0f tho present life. Certainly it is not wonder-
bo '''hi t0 ho'J ,,,TM ""' kum.n
being chatties, it it equally right to hold
hundreds of million. Hence Christisnity, if
t Indeed Ruthnrirot thii unlimited dcupalimn of
th ,trong over tho weak thii taH IndoBnite
flli ,h.t bci.crolcnt, well-meaning men should
qllr,tion tho divine authority of religion
imctlomng such tremendnn enormities, and
whose professor recommend the catchirg of
slaves, as a servico acceptable to tho Deity, when
required by act of Congress,
Most orthodox, Sir, is this the faith professed
by the Sncicty r 1 thank my Ood and Heaven-
ly Father thnt ho has given me grace to em
braco with my whole heart and understanding
the doctrines you denominate evangelical. But
it behoves us all to n member that worklcss
Isith is a worthies faith. Can wo refuse obe
dience to tho second of the two great com
mandment on which hong nil the law and the
prophet, and yet hopo to bo saved for our or
thodoxy Very properly your Society ha not
confined itself to the simple proclamation of
Christ nnd him crucified, but hi added praetico
to faith by ossniling sin in ita various forms,
laboring to convince the sinnerof his guilt, and
striving to cxeito liiin to repentan? and refor
mation. But the sin niot rampant in our land
a siu which counts its victim by millions,
and ita perpetrators, abettors and apologist by
million more a sin which taint our holy
things, enfeeble our churches, corrupts oar
statesmen, sways our judges, hardens tho heart
of our people, blunts their ensc of mercy and
justice, and which is crowning the rank of in
lldclity this sin mny not bo mentioned in our
fiisbionablo pulpit to " ears polite," nor even
alluded to in the mullifuriou publication of
the American Tract Society.
And now, Sir, what is lo be doner Your
response of pourso is, kotiiino. You will best
ni loss for argumcr.t to show, that any ant!
slnvery action on jour part will not merely
diminish your receipts, and thus lessen your
ability to do god, but w ill n!o prevent your
tracts and volumr from toi.vrung religious
truth to the Inhabitant of the Rhivo State.
The question of duty U not to be decided by an
estimate of probuUo receipts. Nor i it by any
means certain thnt your policy is the wisest in
a pecuniary sense, or thnt one or two tracts
eon.lrming American Slavery as a moral evil
would nrnvo injurious to your Treasury. The
persistence of the Ainoricnn Board in couuto
n.mcing Slavery in ita mission churches, in def
erence to the contributions or its Southern pa
trons, called into cxistcnc6 the preent flourish
ing and efficient American Missionary Associ
ation," daily growing in streng'h mid public
favor. This new Institution is almost wholly
supported by former subscribers to the Board.
I find tho total amount of donations received
tho preceoding year stated at $299,703 00. Of
this turn, -$)0,-)72j camo from the Slave
State and tho District of Columbia. Now the
tatt report of tho Association onnounec the
receiptor $31.1.11 CO for tho pnst poar. Ncaily
every ccm oi inissumis virtually a premium
paid by the DMrd on itM Southern iu'jKripliont
Tho American Tract Society, if I am not much
mistaken, is destined to pay a prcmiun of like
You will perhaps ssy that it is better our
Southern brethren should bo saved as slsvo-
holders, breeders, and traders, than not nt all
and therefore yon w ill not touch tho subject of
slavery, because if you do, you cannot reach
them with your tracts, which under Ood might
lend to their eoversion snd salvation. If this
principle bo correct, il is of w ide npplicntion.
The Territory of Utah is acquiring a larjjc pop
ulation, and will soon claim admission into the
Union. The people aro Polygamists, but it
better they should he saved as such than not at
all. Hence it becomes the duty of the Society
for fear of offending them, to avoid any allu
s'.on to tho christian doctrine of murringc, and
to "move forward, nn the simple rrr.ind that
brought thl Saviour into Ihe world, proclaim
Ing Christ and him crucified,'' nnd thus render
ing the tract useful nnd acceptable to our Mor
mon brethren. So, alto, as tho usefulness of
the minister of Christ depends on his message
being heard, ho ought to preach smooth thin
lest by offending hi people, by telling them
unwelcome truth, ho drive them beyond the
sound of the Gospel.
I believe, Sir, not only that this reasoning is
unsound, but that tho apprehension on which
it is founded is groundless. It is not desired
by any that your Institution should be conver
cd into an Anli-bluvcry, any inoro than into
an Anti-Gambling Tract Society. All thnt is
asked is, thnt this great and influential Chris
tian Association should publicly dissent from
tho impious claims mado by tho advocates of
American Mjvcry, that thia vast mass of accu
mulatcd ain ond misery ia onctioncd by the
Gad of Mercy and Justice, and allowed by tho
erucitled Redeemer in othrr woids.that Amcr
lean Slavery should share in the condemnation
you bestow on tho " Theater, the Circus and
Wcr you to issuo one or two tract against
American Slavery a an vil,will U be acriously
OBtendcd that thenceforth non of your thou-
and. of publications on other subject would
b kllowtd to nou the frontier! of th Slav
stL-ion i Kecollacl. Sir, that whtn a buruan
chattel cf thrcyai v.ill bring $300 at auction!
and ita tw panni f-ooi $ 1,600 ts $ 2,000
blave Ms and mm b I'ua possess io a uly
tit rich. By census f UtO (I hav not
tit lot at kani) ths in th blav Ftatcs,
LTI,30T whit aial m ii ysar of g, and
f the, vatic us data assur n it U rry libor.
ml stimat, that 200,000 wero Ihe bolder of
slavs. And I it possible, Sir, that of thi pro
digiou majority of non-alavoholdera, none will
read feny of four biographies and roligiou
treatises, because they may have heard that you
hav published one or two tract (gainat a lin
ot wh ch they are themselves guiltless f When
" Uncle Tom's Cabin" 1 sold and read at th
South, Is It credible that a few alaveholdcr can
exclude all your million of page from tho vast
Southern region ? Can your agent and colpor-
tuors be excluded from fifteen State of this
Union, bebsuse of the mighty mass of your
publication, twenty or thirty pojje are direct
ed against the conduct of a fow rich men r
Th apprehension that should th Society be
faithful to tho calls of duty it efficiency for
good would be impaired, is not, in my opinion,
consistent with that Christian faith so forcibly
inculcated in many of your tracts. For myself,
I firmly bcliove that before long the Society will
find its present policy productive not uf strength,
but of weakness. Th.t policy has given birth
to tho "American Reform Tract and Book So
ciety." In a Into acknowledgement of receipts
by this infant institution I obscrvo contribution!
from no less than eight States.
To me it seems obvious that Christians en
tertaining such contradictory view of the di
vino attributes of tho spirit of tho Gospel and
of Christian obligation as are involved in the
justification and condemnation of American
Slavery, cannot much longer hold together in
sending missionaries to preach or employing
the press to Inculcate a religion respecting tho
fundamental moral principles of which Ihe two
parlies entertain antagonistic opinions.
It is ono of the incidents of our Imperfect
state, thnt sincere Christians often think they
aro doing God's service, whon pursuing oppo
site paths, snd when of course one or th other
must tend in a wrong direction. May we ac
cord to others tho chant j we ssk for ourselves,
and I pray God thut those w ho condemn in
others tho tin of oppression their brethren.
may feel their own unworthiuess, and rein cm
bcr that they themselves, no les than the
wretched slavo-cntilicr, need to be washed in
that blood which alone clcansoth from all sin
I am, Itcv. Sir,
Your obed't (errant,
ljc Vnti-Slaucru Bugle.
SALEM, OHIO, AI'ltIL 23, 1863.
Exbcutivi Committee meets May 1.
The office of the Broi.a has been removed to
the third story of the Brick building, Corner ol
Msin and hllswnrlh Streets, (olu American
House.) Where all who want Printing done
ore Invited to call. . They will find Mr. Hudson
ever teudy to accommodate
Mil. HomxsoH, ha withdrawn from tho
Publishing Agency of tho Bugle, and is uo
cccdcd by Anm Peakson, to whom letters of
business relative totho paper should hereafter
Her residenco I on Green St., next door east
of James Bnrnaby', where ho will be found,
ready to attend to any business connected with
Those who havo heretofore been in tho babit
of calling for their paper at Samuel Brooke's
tore, will hereafter call for them at tho print
American Anti-Slavery Society.
THE ANNUAL MEETING or Tins
America A.iti Si.Avr.nr Society will be
held in the city of NEW YOKK, at the
CHINESE ASSEMBLY ROOM, No. KID
Ukoaowat, on Wednesday, Mat 1 1th, 1853,
commencing nt 10 o'clock, A. M.
The Business Meetius of the Society
will bo held in the large Committee Room
of thu same building, on the Afteiinoon of
Wednesday, May 11, and on Thursday. It
is very desirable thnt lurge delegations from
nil parts of the country shull huin attendance,
not only nt thn public Anniversary, but nt
these subsequent private meetings Ibr thu
trunsuclion of important business in relation
to proposed operations of the Society for the
WM. LLOYD GARRISON, President.
WENDELL PHILLIPS, a
3. 11. GAY, EcnETAiES.
Ohio Woman's Rights Association
The Frst Annual Meeting of the Ohio
Wniiiana' Rights Association will bo held lit
RAVENNA, Portage Co., Ohio, commencing
on Wednesday, llie S5th of May next, ut 10
o'clock A. M., and continuing two days.
The object of thia Association is the re
nioval of the many unjust anil oppressive
legal and social regulations, from which
Woman suffers; and which tend, not merely
to prevent her fulfilling her own high destiny
by meeting Iter responsibilities and per
forming her duties but retard ulso. the
progress and development of Ihe race.
Tin intelligence of the world is becoming
awakened lo the evils of many of these legal
social, and vocational distinctions ; and man
hood, a well as womanhood, ia demanding
something better ndopted to the advancement
ami welfare of both.
Tot friend of Humanity and Progres are
earnestly and cordially invited to attend the
meeting, and then discus tho subject of
Woman's true position in society her rights,
duties, and responsibilities.
SALLIE B. GOVE. Secretary.
March, 28th, 1853.
State Commissioners of Common Schools.
On our last nag will b found a circular ad
dressed to the friend of common chools in
Ohio, to which we call th attention of all who
claim that character. A very large number of
teachers in all part of th stato, hiv given
their r.ames to thi circuls' W understand
that nearly all the teacher in thi county hav
signified their approval of th recommendation
of Mr. Andrew for 8tat Commissioner.
What hi politic are, wo don't know, and w
hope our politician won't care. Mr. Andrew
ia an earnest labnriou friend of Education, a
man of admirable- tact and talent with unus
ual energy, fino acquirements, and a martyr
liko devotion to the cause, and withsll, a plain,,
practical man, whoso past experience place
him far in advance of any man within our
knowledge, in point of qualification for thhv
Tho National Era propose a law shall he-
passed, prohibiting th appointment of any
congressman to any executive ofilce, during the
timo for which ho ha been elected, or for two.
A Correspondent of the llogcrsville (Tenntt
Times, says the National Era, complains ol th
regular meeting of an association of (lave,.
ailed The Hone of the Union. It is a Tempsr-
anco association, and has existed for soma time
Associations of slave for any object, r not lo
Money is abundant in London. -
riblo explosion took place in coal min in
England, on tho 22d ult. Forty persons were
killed. Senator Holland of Arkansas, ha
been appointed governor of New Mexico.
30,000,000 thrco cent piccea hav been ceiaadl
Santa Anna arrived at Vera Crui, on
tho 1st inst.
Spirit of Sectarianism.
The following from the Freeman' Journal, a
Catholic paper of New Yoik. will ehow th
spirit ai d purpose of tho priesthood of that
sect, in regard to free education. We think
thero ore many Intelligent Catholics in the coun
try, who would bo fur from sympathising with
these pliarisecical recommendations:
Infidelity now reign supremo in the State
education of tho country. What wo Catholics
must do, and must do now, Is first to get our
children out of this devouring Sro. At any
cost, nt any sucriflcc, we must deliver the chil
dren, over whom we have tho control, from
thoso pit of destruction which lie invitingly
in their way, under tho name of Public or
District Schools. Wo must, wherever thcro
aro enough Cutholic together to render it po.
sible, organic Catholic Schools. V
is impossible, let parent triri.raie their childrtw
rrom theso place, whoro they are certain to
learn evil, and probably very little but vil.
and if they cannot havo them taught elsewhere.
let them bo tent to honest labor, or kept from
th way of the dctroycr under their parent'
eye. This withdrawal of Catholio children
everywhere, from the Godless school should be
their first tcp- it is lamentable that it ha not
long ago been taken. Next we must act to-
work, patiently, calmly rcsolutclv. nere.r.
- - - ,
ingly, to brouk off from our necks the vnk. f
State despotism, put on them by Jacobins, in
me snnpo oi tno school system in this and
A Faithful Friend.
On occasion of the recent celebration of
St. Patrick's Day in Syracuse. New York
Samuel J. May wo among other invited to.
ill tend. Faithful to Ihe dictates nf . .....
friendship and uu elevated liliibiiitlirnnv. K.
addressed lo ihe Committee of arrangements.
me luiiowuig repiy s
SYRACUSE, March 17, '53.
Me ssrs. D. McCarthy a.nu others
Gentlemen t I inn much obliged to yoii
for VOIir ilivillllioil lo lh niniuiu.l ..l..l. .
of bt. Patrick's Day. 1 should lie very hap-
IIU tfi DViirnu. I.u ....(.a. .I.... . ..."
rj ... . .,...., ..j ... v. ,mB jour invitation,
inv kind reenrds lor ihut luirliim ..I' ..... f..t
low cilizens, who have come directly, or by
descent from Ireland. '
llut I see so much poverty, wretchedness
and crime, follow ing Iroiu the llye oJ- j;oxj.
cniiiig drinks, that I uhhor the tnsle mid smell
of them j and ennnot consent to give my
countenance to them, no nnt for an hour
except it may he in the chamber of sickness
under the direction of a discreet physician!
Il any pcoplo on earth need these sniff,
cud smmihiiits less ihnii others, it seems to
m they nre the Irish. Our Creator seems
to have bestowed upon that branch of hi
human family, n large share of animal spirit
of buoyancy un.l lighl-hearlednesa. i
know not what else has sustained Iheni un
der llie lond of accumulated wrongs, whicht
they have been compelled to ander.
In a country like our, with such spirits
they huve, nothing can prevent them front
obtaining nt once the comfort of life, and
rising in due time lo affluence and honor if
they will let ardent ipiritt alone, lint the ism
ol intoxicating drinks perpetuates their aliafl.
Ivssuess, excites Ilium to quarrelling, to dis
turbances of Ihe pence and violations of riirht
wholly foreign to their natural kindness'
and good humor.
If the celebration this evening was to h
without wine, or any kino of ardent .nirit.
it would give me pleasure lo attend itbut J
cannot willingly subject myself to Ihe pain
and Ihe shame of seeing men (Ibr a momen
tary gratification) awnllowing that which 1
know (tutu I......... :.. i .
-""- m loom, or perpetuate.
an indulgence thut lead to poverty woe and
Would to God, that the irishmen of Syra
cuse would lo-night instnl Father Mathevr a
their Patron Saint, and forever after live In
accordance with bis principles.
Respectfully, Samucl J. Mat.
Th Bonth Carolinian ars beginning to talk
about Maio Law.