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THE ANTI-SLAVERY BUGLE.
gi)c anti-Slaucq) Dugle.
SALEU, OHIO, MAY 21, 1853.
ExRctmva Committci meets June 5.
To a Few of Our Subscribers.
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subscribers at wcro in arreara for one year.
Many of them hare promptly responded. A
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them without pay for what you have received.
Rev. Mr. Boynton and the Cin. Convention.
On the Sunday night immediately following
tho lata convention in Cincinnati, Mr. Garrison
lectured In tho city on the question of alavery.
Mra. Ernat acnt to Mr. Boynton a notice of
tho meeting, with tho request that it should bo
read In his audience on tha aabbnth. 11a did
read it, announcing Mra. Emu's namo at tho
writer of tho note, and atating that ho made
tho announcement from considerations alone,
of personal respect for her. Morning and even
ing or thnt day, he also preached on tho eub
ject of "Onrrisotii.im.in," and in the next
number of his paper, ho published a disparag
ing notico of tho convention and its inllucnce.
Under these circumstances, Mrs. Ernst sent
to the Christian Tress, (Mr. Dnynton's paper,)
the following letter for insertion. This Mr.
Boynlon refused to publish.
At tho request of a number of tho friends
of the cause, in Cincinnati, it has been for
warded to us. We have pleasure in publishing
it, only regretting that Mr. linynton by exclud
ing it from the col umns of tho Press, has effec
tually precluded Ins leaders from learning mora
than ono aido of the question. Wliilo tho
Press extended ua tho courtesy of an exchange,
it wat professedly tho friend of free discussion.
hethcr it hat ainne chnnged ita professions,
we cannot say. Hut this courto looks to ua as
though it was disposed to limit ita freedom to
a discussion of one aido of this question. To
permit freedom of assault, but not freedom of
defence How well this courto comports with
fitirncst and justice, our readers can judge
To ua it indicates a conscious wcaknesa of posi
tion, to refuse tho punlicalion of a candid state
ment of facta like the one below, especially
after having repeatedly assaulted tho conven
tion, both in hit pulpit, and in his pnper.
For the Christian Press.
It teems a great misfortune that in tho strug
alo for freedom, against Slavery, now going
on in our country, professed abolitionists should
unnecessarily attack and injuro tho influence of
thoso whom they do not deny are among tho
truest friends of tho Slave, because they "icalk
not with them"; and, but for tho unexampled
publicity given to my namo a week ago last
Sunday, and the article which followed in the
'Press," upon our convention, I should not
now notice it. In that article we are told, that
" the convention by no meant equalled tho ex
pectations formed," and " hat made but alight
impression on the public mind." Timo alone,
of course, can prove this lost assertion, though
I doubt not the Editor would feign believe to ;
but although tho deep and earnest attention
with which solemn and unpopular truth wcro
heard, might to a superficial or unfriendly ob
server, term not to efficient at a mora boisterous
demonstration, yet wo know that tho deepest
and most permanent impressions, oro not the
most noisy, and wo have tho evidence that in
spita of himself, one, at least, has been aroused
to a greater interest in thit convention, than he
lias felt in any former one, for, he has devoted
three long cditotials, and two sermons, to the
subject. I have been told by many, that their
prejudices have been removed, their consciences
quickened as they nrrer beforo have been,
and their hearts made purer, and stronger for
the great conflict yet to conic, by the mighty
power and personal pretence of that good man,
who hat routed this guilty nation, and gained a
pace in the hearts of many in this city, which
will not readily bo removed. Something after
tho examplo of our Evangelical Brethren, in
gotting up a revival, we have tcun with (As
church ittc'f, tho imincdiulo and visiblo rcault
of the convention, being seen in tho awakened
ardor, unity of purpose, and rcnowed tell' con
aecration of tho abolitionists themselves, while
they confidently awuil the gathering in of con
vert, at circuiDituncct may developo them.
That the convention did not, in one respect,
equal our expectation, it true. At in our for
mer one, the feminine clement, iu a competent
female speaker wit wanting, adding dignity
and life, and muking a harmonious and perfect
whole. We have felt tho deficiency each year,
nd confidently hoped, until tho last two or
three weeks, when too lute too get another,
that Mist llollcy would this time be with us,
(although the editor teemed unable to find her
name,) but her healih and other considera
tions, caused tho disappointment. Then too,
Mr. Homond. failing to fulfil our sanguine and
reasonable anticipations, by a eared y tpeaking
even at much at thoso upon whom we had no
reason to depend, waa another serious one to
many, and it loft much of the lubor upon those,
to whom our thanks ara most gratefully ton
dcrod, but upon whose pretenco even, wa had
no right to count. On tho other hand, tha
convention far surpassed our most earnest
bopca, and forms a .moral era in our cause, in
tha Watilal aad christian tlmplicity, with
which those of vsriout View met, and harmo
niously interchanged their experience, and the
cries, upon the great principle of Human
Fiaedom which brought ut together. Could
we mB to fur forget our sectarian seal, and pri
nt prejudices, aa to earn up and unite our
morsl fore aptinst Slavery, its lift would bt
immeasurably shortened. But wt mutt bt
thankful that tha experiment hat been iuccei
I fully tried three timet more fully thia year
than in the two Inst, hut tho tame principle has
been carried out in each. It hat been Known
from the beginning, that there ere not more
than a dor.cn out-apoken Oarritoniana in thit
I iinn n iwiuuui ) SIIOUH,.!
the society which, In warning, hat to persevcr
Ingly been called tuch, hat learned neither to
ahrink from, not be ashamed of the name.
Since, at by a Catholic spirit, it meant all that
it true and good, and not Roman euperttition,
so "Oarrieoniauum" hat come to mean all,
that i, genuine, faithful, and aelf sacrificing
in abolitionism, although manv amnn ...
would conscientiously vote for good men to
office, and retain their right to private judg
ment in religion, differing w idely aa to creed;
forma and dutict. Hut few at they are, they
have in nil o themselves felt, and respected, and
will continue to do so, lor.g after those who
attempt to crush them, aro forgotten.
We are glad Mr. Boynton hat no objection
to our appointing at many conventions at we
please since, Ood willing, we shall in all
probability appoint another at thit timo next
Spring, and we can then better judgo of the
"impreuion" mode by thit one j although one
would suppose, he might havo learned by hit
1 ' o
own experience, that the meat tacrcd and bind
ing obligations, may bo pressed homo to the
hearts and consciences of men, with ttnrtling
power, jet w ith but little apparent success
though Ood will, in his own good timo, give
evidence that tho seed tent good, and cause it
to bring forth fruit in duo season.
Wo too, earnestly desire to tee another Anti
Slavery Convention called in this city, for we
feel Just ready for another j pressing on eager
fur higher attainments, and greater light, and
we will faithfully attend, and promote tuch an
one, just it much at our evangelical friendt
will allow ut. We caro not by whom the
ftlnvc'a chains ars hrrAnn mn ttv K..I ru1l f-nn. '
his limbs, snd would rejolco to tco at densely
crowded an audience, at gathered at our own,
without the slightest sign of disrespect, or im
patience, a fact which should bo remembered.
We felt proud, and grateful. All honor to our
city for it 1 1 Unwclcomo trutht wcro told
there, of courso all were not prepared to re
ceive them j but no Interruption by look, or
word, wns offered, and in itself thit it a tign of
ptngrcss. At a committee, and a society, we
fell timvnrnakiltt i akaaii.. -.l -n.l .A ...Itt,
.. . . i. .l" t, .' . i
the results of the convention. Strengthened.
and refreshed to go on in our work, with tho
conscbusncst that the blessing i, with us, and !
wo will watch with thankfulness, any evidenco i
wo may have, of the same activity among the
Editor's Evangelical friendt, wishing thorn from
our very soult, a hearty God tpeeil.'
SARAH OTIS ERNST.
SPRING GARDEN, May 3d, 1853.
Mist Sarah P. Remond, tistcr of C. L. Ho
mond, was recently expelled with great rude
ness, from the Boston Atheneum, at wo learn
from the Liberator. After bavins purchased a
,!L, i ,ih . I. .u- I. .v.l
. , .... u..or-urpCr, ...o
wat nuictlv nroceedins to hep test. hnn tha
agent of the company forbade her taking it,
and finally pushed her down the stairs, to the
injury of her dress and person. For thit out
rage, suit wat brought against the agent, and a
police officer, who sssisted in the expul.ion.- j
Tho justice delivered an opinion sustaining the '
equal rights of colored citi.cnt. The defend- j
ants wcro fined $ 1,00 each, and tho agent ad
judged to pay tho cotta. A miserable penalty
for tuch an outrage upon an intelligent and
respectable lady. These aro the days when tho
Our Adrian friendt were sorely disappointed ;
in not meeting Mr. Garrison at Adrian, as had
been announced. A letter from Dr. Owen,
published in the Liberator, lays: "Peoplo
wcro hero yesterday to hear Mr. Uurriaon, from
all parts of tho county and ttate, from White
Pigeon, 100 miles distant Cold Wutor, 60
milct from Tulodo, Ann Arbor, Baltlo Creek,
Hickory Grove, and oil quartern, and very deep.
disappointment waa manifested in all facet
The Presbyterians wcro intending to turn out
in largo numbers. We should have had such
t meeting as Adrian had never witnessed, had
Mr. Garrison been hero."
We hope certainly, Mr. Garrison will con
. . . .
sider this universally earnest desire to hear the
truth from his lips, an 'effectual call" to visit .
Michigan without delay. We aro glad our
Michigan friendt don't give him up to eatily. I
Dr. Owan adds t
it fairly elected for Adrian. Thore '
is no getting sround that. The peoplo muat
have him hero. I have not heard, in all our '
of fiOOO. a dissentient voice. They think ;
him a man. Some think he will show the
chren fid, but ,hey want to hear him for
,T . v, T, u " "
ui-iivu ajv juu .iinia 110 cuuiu ue gut ncre I
sftcr the Now York Anniversary ) This much
I do feel certain of, that could Mr. Garrison
know the state of publio feeling here, he would
make an extra effort lo visit us. It is an ex
ceedingly healthy time now in the State I it is
only two days' travel from Boston to Adrian.'
In great haste, from your friend,
Cassius M. Clay. On the Oth Inst., a most
enthusiattio meeting wat held in Button, under
the auspices of the colored people, to tender a
grateful tribute to Cassius M. Clay, for his
courage and devotion to the principles of im
mediate emancipation. Speeches were made
by Mr. Clay, Mr. Garrison, and other gentle
man, and a series of resolutions adopted.
Attempt to Kidnap.
last week to make a speculation hy virtue of
that beautiful wcimen of Democratic legia
I j Intion, the Fugitive Slave Law of 1830. He
1 iiiirlied nimn a colored mt.n iiv tha nmna of
Some scoundrel in Pittsburgh undertook
' Jonea, whom lie awore positively waa an ea-
enped slave from Tennessee. He particular
ized in his oath persons, plnce mid time of
escape, and evidently hnil the thing aa lie
thought well arranged. The Commissioner
however, did not exercise quite enough aloe-
rity and sintimnrinesa in the affiir to enable
liim lo effect liia object. Quite a number of
I,er" '"' ("".lively to a knowle.lga ol
i.i... - , m . . i ,. .-
, iiiiii a uuif.eii vi i iimimririi lur minn iiiree
yenra before the alleged time of hi eacnpe,
So the knnve'a ontli waa aet aside and the
man ilischurged. llio prosecutor who w
culled Henry H. Cliilea, precipitately left the
city. The citizen of Pitudmrgli cotild not
have been on the nlert aa they alionld have
lieen, or they would hnve given Aim a chiiuce
for a term of servitude in one of the public
institutions of the Suite.
Attempt to Kidnap. A Pertinent Question.
The Tribune, referring to a statement of
the Washington Republic, flint General Scott
wns ilcfented because abolitionists saw fit to
support liim, snye
" We did not claim him na one of ua we
never urged liim aann niili-comproiuiaeeiin
dnitite but tec tupporltd him. So the
Tiioiiilmea, Abcrcoinhies, Faulkner, and
their northern frnteruizers could not. Would
il be right to blunt the prospects of another
Baltimore pltillbrm candidate in llintwuy?
Let na etnp and consider the point."
Tlii) question nod suggestion is on indica
tion of hopeful self-respect, which we rejoice
to see. Certainly the emillicrn Whiga did
trcut General Scott and his northern support
ers with mortifying indignity, when ibey pre
ferred the Democratic candidate, to their own,
merely beemiae Greely, Seward and others
ineisted upon being in their company
fXTlie super-extra purity and piety of
titeut Ilnliini is not leas dialurlicd liy the in
fidelity of alHilitiouiata than ia the same
cliiis on this side of the Atlantic. From ilia
cushions copied into the Liberator from Ulus-
Bovv papers, relative to the ndvent and recrli-
' ' 1 r
lion of Mm. Stowe, it would seem that thin
I"-"""" m-ponci to mime all
fmtaMe c"l""'l "' of line event, mid then
turn their credit and ntui-nlavery character
tints mndu na nuicli to the discredit of Mr.
Garrison mid the American Ami Shivery
Society as possible.
Prooreskivc Friends. The meeting of
rriemla in Eastern Tcnns) Ivanin favorable
to the refnnne of the jliiy, will lie held at
Konneir, Chester Co., Ph., commencing on
the S2nd inst. We published the rail fur
this meeting a few weeks ago. Il is in con-
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Kxicir.rtBockER Tina justly celebrated
periodical, marked by fun, wit, and good
"""N " with the Home Journal
U"'1 "l" R,'""unl Wt,,Ul ,or 5.00- T,'e
n,Knz,e "y Haelt lor IM.OO,
LiTTEiVt Livimq Aoe, continues its usual
The School Mate, for May will interest
all our young friends in whose way it iriny
Tub Usa. Thit paper, which wo hava no-
ticcd before, hat now reached iu fourth num-
bcr. It grows iu intorcit and value every
mouth. It it an invaluublo auxiliary to the
important cause it especially advocate.
Letter from Jonas Hartzell.
first letter, Mr. Ilarizcll offered lo meet me
on the following proposition." " That the
Jewish and Clirisliuu Scriptures," &e If
Mr. IJarker hue forgotten, you have tint
Garrison your renders have not, that I proposed lo meet
Mr. ISurkcr oil condition he would defend the
Gib mid 7ili resolutions offered in the Cuti
city vei.lion, namely, " that man has an infallible
rule of lile." Ate. This l. rr,..i ...i
Respected Kiutor: Mr. IJiirker snys, my
Inst letter is M long," " rtmiuling," uuliivor-
'"i" d(, "Why not come to tho
l""nl ot t"ce d keep to il."
would lie a reflection li on the intelli-
geuce of your reuders. to anv onu word hv
... . .
way of defence, but na this will probably
close the correspondence on preliminaries,
il is important that Mr. liaiker should be cor
rected in the following statement. "In Ida
,lU reasons, but lie would discus, with n.e
,,,e r,",, five' 10 ' C'-emed if lie would
put Idem in a dubuleuble Ibrm. This part of
my letter lie culls mystification," mult,,
tude of word ubout other subjects." Lei
me give au extrucl from my letter. If there
ia a guidu in truth and duty, lei him (Barker)
affirm it, define it, defend it, and let llie mer
its of the riv.il systems be brought into a fuir
comparison." Iu view of the position Mr.
Barker look in the Convention, uguinst the
Bible aa guide to truth and duty, standing
at the head of this aggressive movement,
challenging investigation to this only prac
ticable point, (guide to truth and duty,) per
mit me lo aey, that Mr. Barker lias evaded,
what all had reason to expect from him.
which if to affirm something as a rule of life,
the measure of humsu responsibility,
We cannot relinquish our claim upon him
in this rea-ct,or A vry H God has made
revelation of his will to mankind"! we aak
agnin, where is it ? Bring out your light from
Under the bushel. Lei it shine.
He that has a truth snd keeps it,
Keeps what not to him belong,
But performs a selfish action .
And his fellow mortal wrongs."
Finally, na Christians are not afraid to
come to the light, I shall, the Lord willing, he
ready to maintain the proposition on tho first
Monday of July, "Thnt the Jewish and
Christian Scriptures contain a series of com
mtmications, eupernalurnlly revealed and mi
rnetiioiiHiy attested iroin the latter, mnn
may acquire a perfect rule of life."
Mr. George lov will act aa my committee.
Lei the committee act promptly, that early
notice may be given through the columns of
the Bugle. Yours Respectfully,
Letter from Parker Pillsbury.
CONCORD, N. H., May 4th, 1853.
Dub Marius! I am just now improving
my first leisure time, to cxamino the proceed
ings of your "Ohio Bible Convention." For a
copy of the pamphlet, I am indohtcd to the
kindness of our Mend, Jamct W. Wslker.
In the Preface, is a copy of the littlo note
tent to the Publishing Committee, by two
minittors, who took prominent part in the dis
cussion, very prudently requesting that their
speeches might not appear in tho Report.
Who docs not sdmire their forecast I What
pity it is nowevcr, mat they had not been ss
wise, before they entered tho Convention at all.
Wo might not then have known on how fi.lse
a foundation tht claims of the Bible rest, I do
think still, that the case admits of a much
more able defence than they, or any others in
the Convention made, so far as the Report
Permit me in this connexion, to allude to
another circumstance. One of tho flnt thing
to be done, always on my return home from
my lecturing tours, is to rcsd over the Buglet
which come in my absence; and which my
family always lay by for mo, with scrupulous
care. In one of them is a letter from N. N.
Sclby, complaining bitterly of me, for reckon
ing him with those who put the private opin
ions of abolitionists to the account of the anti
alavery cause itself. Hit words arc, ' tfsny
the whole chargeit it utterly unfounded." Af
terwards he speaks of a rejoinder ho mado to
James W. Walkor'a reply to his first letter,
and thinks that "should havo put the matter
forever ot rest."
It wst hit first letter, to which I referred.
His second, I had not then teen. I am glad of
hit explanation i for in the first letter, addres
sed to " the membere of tht Bible Convention,"
he distinctly said, " I cannot go with you in
your present movement. I mutt again ditband;
Jr I can no more fellowship your position,
than I could a pro-slavery church, or a alavo-
holding or fighting religion."
We will not have many words on the subject
But I thought the position of friend Sclby wat
just like that of the now organixatinnists.
They said, " we cannot fellowship you on the
Woman Question, on Non Resistance, on the
Sabbath, and other things, therefore " we mutt
ditband." And hence we had new organiza
tion in all itt malignity.
Nobody, to tho best of my knowledge, was
over atkod, or expected to endorto any heresy
whatever, on tho anti-slavery platform, against
hit wishes, or belief. And so I thought friend
Selby's lcttor oi disbnndonmcnt, was wholly
uncalled for ; and I am sure, to me, it seemed
in its spirit, to be very priestly, dogmatical and
captious. I am glnd thercforo to have it more
fully explained and better understood.
But perhaps I am making too much of a few
small affairs. It was of the proceedings of the
convention, that I intended to speak. It teems
to me great pity, that a moro full account could
not have been published ; and in a much more
elegant atyle, at to paper, printing, proof read
ing, and every thing else. For a more import
ant and valuable book, than thia might have
been, the world has scarcely seen in half a
century. The publishing committee were lim
ited in their resources, and so mutt do tho bett
they could with their meant. And for one, I
accept with gratitude and joy, the offering
they havo mado, and praise them for doing so
After going over the book with some csre,
etpecially the srgumcnts of the defenders of
the bible, I am led to txclaim, if these mon
are the fruits, if such be the hesds, and such
the hearts, which faith in its divino inspiration
and authority, fashion and form, then indeed,
It is time to unmask its pretensions. One of
these Bible champions told you in the conven
tion, he was " compelled to read the works of
Thomas Paina and Robert Taylor, in hit child
hood." " Many a time havo I been whipped
to thit, by an infidel father," ho addt with
melting paihot. I have read thote two author!
somewhat mytelf. And I could not but wish
that father had lived to whip hit aon into good
reading till thit time ; for I am ture thote two
authors never begat in him the spleen or sty-
pidity, which make up almost the sum total of
What if Mr. Barker did come from England )
What if he was poorly born I What if he
cannot speak good Buckoye Anglo-Saxon, as
he affirms r Do you think, friend Marius, that
Eternity will be long enough for a being that
could taunt hint with these things, to grow up
to the sublime position which Mr. Barker oc
cupied when answering the grave charges It
seems to me, that last speech of his, is among
the very oesi ever uttered in human language.
I would rather be iu author, than to have been
the compoter ot at least half the Old Testa
ment... It was worth . infinitely mors, to the
wall being of man, than the Fentateu.ch, Josh-
ua, Judges, Kings, Chronicles, and Song of
Solomon. Had the convention done no more
than give the world that address, It were worth
being held, even had it cost as much as our
massacres in Mexico. The convention paid it
self a compliment, in listening to tuch words,
until after midnight
But my letter hat grown too long for your
columns. I would not have stid htlf so much,
did I not regard the bible discussion ss most
important anti-tlavery work. At far back as
1848, 1 commenced it, and published several
crude, but hitherto unantwercd articles on the
subject. I rejoice to see tho work now in abler
hands. Let it go on. Neither God nor truth
can be dishonored by Ita prosecution and as lo
thecsuseof humanity and anti-slave. y, they
only can aid it much, who can look at tho
wholo firmament with naked eye, tpanglcd at
it is with truths like unnumbered ttars, on ev
ery moral and roligious subject.
Yours for endless Progression,
American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society
Thit Society held itt annual meeting in the
Broadway Tabernacle, on the evening of Wed
nesday the 12th intt Arthur Tappan presided,
Rev. Mr. Freeman, of Brooklyn, read selection!
of Scripture and offered an introductory prayer,
and waa followed by Mr. Lewit Tappan, who
read the annual report We are indebted lo
the Tribune for a report of the proceedings.
The report dctailt the proceedings of the
committee for the past year, ard givee an en
couraging view of tho present position of the
intl-slavcry cause. Tho committee havo circu
lated 1 urge quantitiea of bookt and pamphlcta
during the past year. GondcU'i American Slave
Code, published by them, bus already passed
to a second Edition, and an Edition has also
been Issued in London. A work is also In course
of preparation exhibiting tho servility of tho
American Troct Society and Sunday School
Societies in mutilating their publication! for tho
benefit of ilaveholders. The incrcaso of anti
slavery newspapers, and the increase of anti
slavory matter in tho religious and political
paper! in tho country present! a hopeful condi
tion. Only fifty fugitives slaves havo been
taken back under the authority of the fugitivo
act of 1850 while the number of escaping
slaves has, since its passage, greatly increased.
Tho free people of color aro exhorted to patience
and firmness In view of tho recent oppressive
movements in regard to them in several of the
Northern Slatea.aud tho American Colonisation
Socioty is charged with fostering the public sen
timent which suaiains this movement The
increased and increasing sympathy with tho
enslaved, manifested in Canada and Great Brit
ain, is rcfercd to ss a source of encouragement.
The slave trade, foreign and domestic, received
some appropriate attention. As experience in
dicates the impracticability of making anti-tlavery
men of ministers and men In publio life, it
recommended that abolitionists give special at
tention lo the youth, who era uncommitted to
partict, cither ecclesiastical or political. Tho
Society proposes to continue its own work in
its own way, without interference with other
anti-slavery organisations. It will lie goveren
cd by Christian principles use Christian means
in a Christian spirit. They have no controver
sies except with slaveholders, their abettors and
tpologitta. They seek to move all classes and
partica to anti-slavery action.
Mr. Frederick Douglass wss the speaker on
the occasion his speech is an excellent one.
Subject, "The present condition and futuro
prospects of the wholo colored peoplo of tho
Wo copy the following portion of Mr. Doug
lass' speech. After show ing that tho pro-slavery
party hut failed and cannot do otherwise than
fail in itt attempts to suppress ngitatation, Ho
" The second cardinal object of this party,
vis : Tht expatriation of tho free colored people
liom tho United States, is a very desirable ono
to our enemies and wo read, In the vigorous
efforts making to accomplish it, an acknoaledg.
mcnt of our manhood, and tho danger to Sla-1
very arising out of our presence. Despite, tho
tremendous pressure brought to bear against
us, tho colored people aro gradually increasing
in weulth, in intolligonce and In respectability.
Here is the secret of the Colonization scheme.
It is eatily seen that Just In proportion to the
intelligence snd respectability of the free color
ed race at the North is their power to endanger
the stubility of Slavery. Honce tho desire to
get rid of us. But, Sir, the oesire ia not merely 1
to get us out of this country, but to get us ut a
convenient and harmless distance from Slavery.
And hero, Sir, I think I can speak as if by au
thority ior the fiee colored people of the United
States. The people of this Republic may com
mit the tudacloui and high-handed atrocity of
driving ui out of the limits of thoir borders
They may virtually confiscate our property ; !
they may invade our civil and personal liberty, I
and render our live! intolerable burdens, so that '
we may bo induced to leavt the United Stutct j 1
But to compel us to go to Africa is quite ano- j
ther thing. Thank God, the alternative it not '
quite so desperate, as that we must be slaves
here, or go to the pestilential shore! of Africa.
Other and more desirable lands are open to us.
We can plant ourselvet at the very portals of
81avery. We can hover about the Gulf of
Mexico. Nearly all the islet of the Carribbean
Sea bid us welcome. While the brosd and !
fertile valleys of British Guiana, under the
sway of the emancipating Queen, invite us to 1
their treasures, and to nationality. With the '
Gulf of Mexico on the South, and Canada on I
tha North, we may still keep within hearing of
the wails of our enslaved people in the United '
States. From the isles of the sos, and from the
mountain topt of South America we can watch
tht meandering destiny of those we have left
behind. Americans should remember that there
are already oq thit Continent, and lo the tdjv
cent islands, all of 12,870,000 negroes, who only
wait for the lift-giving and organising power
of Intelligence to mould them Into one body,
and into one powerful nation. Tht following t.
timate of our numbers and localities is taken
from one of the able Reports of the British and
Foreign Anti-Slavery Rocicty, carefully drawn
up by its former Secretary, John Bcoble, Esq.!
South American Republict
Now, 8ir, it teems to me that Slavery wilt
gain little by driving us out of this country,
unless it drives us off this Continent tnd tho
adjacent islands. It seem to mt that it would
bo eftcr ill of littlo advantage to Slavery to
have the Intelligence and energy of the free col
ored peoplo all concentrated on tha Gulf of
Mexico I Sir, I am not for going anywhere. I
am for staying precisely where I am, in the land
of my birth. But, Sir, if I must go from this
country if it is impossible to stay here I am
then for doing tho next best, tnd that will bt to
go w herever I can hopo lo be uf most tcrvlco to
the colored proplo of the United Sates. Amer
icana I thero ia t meaning in those figures I hive
read. God docs not permit twclvo millions of
his creatures to live without the notice of his
eye. That this vast population ire tending to
one poir.l on this Continent is not without sig
nificance All things aro pnsaiblo with God.
Let not the colored man despair then. Let him
remember that t home, a country, a nationality,
are all attainablo this side of Liberia. But for
the present tho colored people should stay just
whero they are, unless w here they are compell
ed to leave. I have faith left yet in tho w isdom
and the justice of tho country, and it may bo
that thero aro enough left of tbeso to aavo tho
nation. But thero il a third object sought by
the Slavery party tamely, to render Slavery
a permanent system in this Itepublie, and to
mako the relation of matter and slave respected
In every State in the Union. Neither part cf
this object can bo accomplished. Slavery has
no means within itself of perpetuation or per
manence. It is a hugo lio. It ia of tho devil,
and w ill go to its plucc. It is against naturo,
against progress, against improvement, and
against the Government of God. It cannot
atand. It has an enemy in every bar of railroad
iron, in every eclectric wire, in overy improve
ment in navigation, in tho growing intrrcourso
of nations, iu cheap postage, in the relaxation
of tariff-, In common schools, in the progress of
education, the spread of knowledge, in tho
ttcsm engine, and in the World's Fair, now
about to assemble in Now York, and iu every
thing that will be exhibited thero. About
making Slavery respected in tho North. La we
hare been made to accomplish just that thing.
The law of '50 and tho law of "03. And thoso
liws, instead of getting respect, for Slavery,
have begot distrust and abhnrence. Congress
might pass slave laws every day in tho year for
all me, if each ono should be followed by tuoh
publication! at " Uncle Tom't Cubin" and tho
"Key." It ii not In tho power of human law
to inuke men entirely forget that the slave Is a
man. Tho freemen of the North can never be
brought to look with the same feelings upon a
man, escaping from his claimant, as upon a
horse running from his owner. Tho slave is
a man and no slave, &c. Now, Sir, I hud
moro to soy on tho encouraging ospc-t of the
times, but the time fails me. 1 will only say,
In conclusion, greater is ho that is for us, thsn
they that arc against us, and though labor and
peri! beset the Anti-Slavery movement ao sure
aa that a Ood of mercy and justico is cnthron
cd above all created thing", so aure will that
caute gloriously triumph." Great applause
Mist Antoinette Broun will prench in the
.Methodist Meeting House on Suiitlny next,
at the usual hour of meeting, and will jirob
tilily ulso speak in the afternoon.
The Anniversary of the Ohio Womnn'a
Rights Association will he held at Rnvetnio,
on the Siih mid 2fith inst. There ia a good
prospect of an ably conducted and Interest
Young People's Convention.
The Committee appointed nt the Young
Peopled Convention held in Marlboro in
October, 1852, for the purpose of deciding
upon n lime and plnce for holding iiunther
Convention of the same character, have de
cided upon Fuirmouiit, Iwo miles south of
Mt. L'niiin nt the phire, and Saturday anil
Sunday the lltli and 12tli of June, aa the
lime. All persona without respect lo age,
tex or creed, are invited lo attend.
Bf.swamin Shinm, SutA.t Sfiker,
Wm. Mrr.Rt, Sarah Paxtow,
1 HO.MAV MURQAW, AsKNATH MlCHNF.R,
J. B. Harris, Rebecca Bo.nsal.
This company seems the surest transportation
company In the oountry. No running off of
draw bridges no smashups. It don't even
kill cows though they occstionally givt hortct
a hard race. The Cold Water. Mich.. Journal. :
tayt that 42 slaves pasted through that village
a few dayt tince, Canada bound. Last week
we met a most estimable man, a citizen of
Canada, whom our fugitive act had expelled
from among ut. He ttated that upwarda of
fifty pertoni who had atarted together, arrived
eafoly within a few daya of each other, net
long since. Tht last Voice of the Fugitive,
reports the arrival of 14 lu that neighborhood.