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compromising, voting nbolitinn'iM. There
re many emancipationists in Kentucky, ho
nre for emancipation, gradual, end coupled
with coluni'.ntiun. But Fenrie is,and hns been,
for years an .Ibolilionitl demanding repeiit
nc8 immediate nnd on the mil. liecnosa
thpse were his principles ninny professed
Christians (Presbytprinns and Methodists
among others) voted against him, though lie
waa a temperance mnn, nnd hi oponcnt a
1ro-alnvcry mnn, a whiskey ilrinker, and a
nw-tirenkcr, in the snle of whiskey, yet I'enr
ia waa elcctul. 'l'liia we regnrd nan triiimpli.
Fearia ia, pRrhnpa, the first avowed abolition
ist Hint ling ever been elected to any civil of
fice in Kentucky.
There is progress! and, though the nlnve
power is vigilant, and cninhiniiiK everywhere,
yet the field can be entered liy Ireedoin's
Prny find llmt lie may send forth f reaper
Into the Imrvpst. JOHN U. IT.K.
AMERICAN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY.
The Society mot, for business and conference,
at the anto-room in the Chinese Building', on
Wednesday afternoon, Mny II, at 3 o'clock, at
which time the chair was tnken by tho Prcsi
dent, Wm. Lloyd U Annuo.
On motion, Sami-kl May, Jr., of Massachus
etts, was appointed Assistant Secretary.
On motion of Joski'H A. Dcudai.e, nl penn
aylvania, and seconded, it was voted thut B
Committee of Business be nominated by the
The following persons, being nominated,
were unanimously elected said Ccnunittee :
Wendell Phillips, Edmund Jackson, Charles
C. Burleigh, Oliver Johmon, Lucy Stone,
Francis Jackson, Abhy Kclley Foster, Anno
W. Weston, Sydney II. Hay.
On motion of E. Qi'inct, and seconded,
Wm. L. Garrison was added to tho Business
On motion, tho following persons wcro nom
Inatca oy tno cnair a Comnnttco to report
officers for the ensuing year, and they were
elected as such Committee :
Edmund Quincy, of Dcdham, Mass.; Abby
K. Foster, of Worcester, Mum. Joseph A.
Dugdale, of Kcnnctt Square, l'cnn. j William
II. Topp and Lydia Molt, of Albany, X. V. i
James 1). Whitcomb, of Conn. ; Harriet Fur
vis, of Fcnn. ; Alfred O. Campbell, of N. J. ;
Joseph Fost, of Long Island, X. Y. ! Giles U.
Stcbbins, of Rochester X. Y. ; Isaac Trcscott,
The following persons were chosen Com
mittee on Finance:
Rowland Johnson, E. D. Hudson, Susan D.
Anthony, and Lauren Wctmore.
Edmckd Qi'imcy remarked, there are two
ways, in particular, by which; as an associated
body, wo can do this work, and advance the
cause : 1st. By and through lecturing agents,
whom- wO are to send forth to preach tho saving
word of anti-slavery truth, enabling them so to
do by furnishing tho very small means thoy re
quire to keep soul nnd body together. 2d. By
sustaining our organ, tho National Anti-Slavery
Stand a tu, and giving it a greatly in
creased circulation and influence. Mr. Quincy
ably urged the paramount duty of sustaining
the Standard. lie showed it to be journal
strictly devoted to the anti-slavery cause, with
out tho admixturo of any other subject pre
senting, each week, that week's history of the
anti-slavery cause. Mr. Quincy also commun
icated the gratifying Information, 1droady, in
deed, generally known to tho readers of the
Standard, that Oliveu Joiiksox, luto editor
of the Ptmujlcania I'rtcmtru, would hereafter
be united with Mr. Gay in tho editorship of
the Standard. The prospects of increased abil
ity, vigor and variety in tho column of tho
paper should lead all Its fiiends to make a
corresponding effort to enlarge the circle of its
readers and supporters.
Fkancis Jackox, tho Treasurer, hero pre
sented and read his Annual Report. Ho stated
the wholo receipts of tho Society, for tho year
past, to be 8,8G3 83, and tho total expendi
ture $7,222 06, leaving a balunce in tho treas
ury of $l,Cll 20.
Xom. It will bo understood that this is tho
account of the Americnn Society only, me
central organization, and does not Include-
receipts and expenditures of any
of the Stnto
or local societies.
Voted, That the repoit be accepted.
The President rrad luttors from Hon. Wil
tiam Jay, llov. 8. S. Griswold of New London
county, Connecticut, Hov. S. J. May of Syra
cuse, N. Y., and Hon. S. P. Chaso. They
were listened to with deep intorcst.
The Committee on Finance proceeded to the
discharge of their duty, in receiving pecuniary
aid in behalf of the Society.
Remarks wero mado by John S. Crr, mho
announced himself as formerly a slavo holder,
liy Mr. Oarrison who vindicated the Standard
a always, slric'ly and in good faith an anti
alavery paper. By Samuel May Jr., who stat
ed that tho anti-slavery cilice in Nassau St.
had been enlarged, with the design to muko
the common centre for abolitionists, especially
for those of New York and vicinity. Thomas
B. Nichols expressed his pleasure at learning
this fact and his conviction of its Importance.
Oliver Johnson pursued the subject, hoping
that soon an A. S. association would be formed
for the city. Lauren Wctmoro spoke to
aame purpose, and was followed by Joseph
TWdula. Edmund Quincy moved, and C.
Burleigh seconded a resolution to amend
6th articlo of the constitution. The motion
waa adopted. Aa amended, it reada as fol
Abt. V. The officers of this Society shall
be a President, Ylee Presidents, a Recording
Beoretary, Corresponding Secretaries, a Treas
urer and an Executive Committee of not
than five nor more than twelve members.
Mr. Quixct gave notice of two other amend
ments, viz i to Articles VI. and VII.
Voted, To lay these proposed amendments
on tho table, with the understanding that they
will be called up to-mnrrow morning.
The following resolution was presented by
O. II. Wellington, seconded by Phillip Moore,
accompanied by some remarks, after which,
adjourned to Thursday morning, 10 o'clock I
Resolved, That we recommend to the friends
who sympathise with us in this city, to unite
and form a New York Anti-Slavery Association
for the city and vicinity.
Met according to adjournment, the President
in the chair. The proposed amendmenta to
tho Constitution were called up.
Tho amendment to Article VI., empowering
tho Executivo Committee to appoint a Hoard of
Assistant Managers In New York City, was
explained, and unanimously adopted by the
Society. Tho Article, as amended, reads as
Art. VI. The Executive Committee elinll
have power to cmict their own liy-luwa, fill
nny vacancy in llii'ir body, nnd in the olliccs
nl Secretary nnd Treasurer, employ ngnnM,
determine whnt compensation shall lie paid
to fig ci it, nnd to the Corresponding Secre
tnrii'H, direct Ilia Treasurer in the application
of nil moneys, and mil special meetings of
lliti Society. They shall make arrangements
fir nil meetings of the Society, make nil on
mini written report of their doings, the ex
penditure, nnd funds of the Society, nnd shall
Inilil stated meeting, nnd adopt the most
energetic measures in ilieir power to advance
1 1 io objretit of the Hoc'mtv. They mny, if
they ahull see fit, appoint n lionrd of Assistant
Manager, composed of nut Ices limn three
nor morn than seven persons residing in New
Yoik City or it vicinity, whose duty it ahull
tie to render audi assistance to the Commit
tee, in conducting thn a llli us of llio Society,
na the exigencies of the cause may require.
To this Hoard lliey may limn time to lime
eoiilido audi of their own powers us they
mny ili-cni necessary to the t'Hieietit con
duct of the Society' business. The llonrd
ahull keep n record of it proceedings, nnd
furnish n copy of the aame for the inliirmti
lion of the Cuiumiltea ns often ns mny be
Tlio amendment of Articlo VIII., striking
out the provision which required the minim!
or a special meeting to be held in New York
during Anniversary week, was ulsn adopted.
I he Article now reads ua follows:
Art. VII. The Annual Meeting of the So
ciety shall he held each yenr lit such lime nnd
phice ns the Executive Committee mny direct.
wnuii mu ncccomua oi llio i leasurcr ahnll
bo presented, the annual report rend, nppro
pt iiito mlclscssea delivered, the Olliccr cho
sen, mid audi other business transacted oa
ahull be deemed expedient.
The President then presented, from the
IuaincstComtiiiltcp,llic following resolutions
1. Resolved, Thnt ns tlio solo condition
required by the Ainvricnn A nti-Slnvery So
ciety, to constitute membership therein, is a
subscription to the principle thut 1 immediate
emancipation ia the right of tho slave and
the duty of the master,' nnd that the colored
population of the land should ho admitted to
eipinl rights nnd privilege with tho white,
leaving ench member li ce to decide, accor
ding to his own conscience nnd understand
ing, where that principle lends, nnd whnt it
requires nt his hands, in strict fidelity to the
cause of those who aro held in the gulling
chains of slavery, no other disciplino being
exercised than that of llutrtiiiimelcd speech
on its lirond platform, and no other form of
excommunication being ndoptcd thun that of
obtaining and eiiilmdying the expression of
mi opinion, on the pin t ol n majority of the
society, aa to wnni is n compromise of the
principle aloresaid ; it follow tint I the widest
co-onerotioti is rendered lensililo bv this So
ciuty, without regnrd to sectarian ditlereuccs
or party considerations, on tho part of thoso
who sincerely desire tho overthrow ol the
S. llesolved, That ns no individual, liy be.
routing n member of this Society, i resno'i
siblu lor the sentiments of any other member.
on subjects ej traneous to that of slavery,
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Hemic, iiwitb no iiiuieiiy nunugu ins rigni, on
lua own responsibility ns a mnn, to proiiiul.
goto w hatever v iews he deems just nnd true
nnd to miiku n many proselyte to his pecu
liar faith as possible.
3. Resolved, Therefore, thnt it is the clear
est evidence of a malicieious or iiro-slaverv
spirit, na well us tho climax ot absurdity,
hold this Society responsible for the peculiar
doctrine or notions entertained or ndvocnted
by those who are united with it for the alio
lilion ot slavery, whether thoso doctrine
relate to the Uiblothe Sabbath, or uny other
4. Resolved, Thnt thi Society lina never
entei tinned tho question, whether one
ill the week is nioro holy than another J
whether the Hilda i the inspired word
Cod; or whether the American government,
nsiue nom in connection with slavery,
worthy ol support s or whether the clerical
profession or nu organised church ought
lie countenanced j hut it has been Into to
own grnml, distinctive object, ihe'exlirnation
of slavery discussing und inking action
on no oilier subject, ami concerning itself
only wild the pio-slavery sniril. nils nnd
slilulioiisoi the luiiU,aimpurliiilly and without
respect to persons, ' without coiiceulment
nud without compromise.
5. Resolved, Thut this Society litis
maintained, Hint ' where the spirit of
Lord is, there is liberty ;' thnt Chi istiniiity
mitt slavery aro entirely irreconcilenbln ;
nothing in the teachings and example ol Jcsu
oi iiiizitreiu gives uny countenance to
pressiou ; but thnt, on tho contrary, his
is, to bind up the liroken-heurted nnd
set llio cnptivu dee: nnd thot Kiev crucify
him nliesh, and stain the glorious gospel
which lie cume to promulgate, who cite
a approving or conniving ut the enslaving
nny portion ui me million race.
6. Reaolved, Thnt in proof thut ita reliance
lor uccesa is solely in liod. and in the
nipoteuce of his truth, this Society refers
to ila multiplicity of pious ejaculations
cunt religious phrases, but to the principle
it naa auopieu unit uie ueeits it lias wrought,
in the face of ' principalities and powers,
spiritual wiekedenesa in high places' of
necessities, tlistreasea, stripes,
prisonments, tumults, perils in the city
perns among luise uretlireu against a
oughly corrupt and overwhelming
sentiment snd in behalf of millions
are peeled, meted out, nnd trodden under
foot, who have no recompense to offer, and
to espouse whoso hated canao is to find the
crown of thorns end the cross of martyrdom,
socially, religiously and politically.
WEnr.tx Phillips presented the follow
ing resolution, and moved its adoption.
Resolved, Thnt thin Society learns with
great satisfaction thnt our beloved coadjutor,
J. Miller McKim, of Philadelphia, In new on
a visit to Crent Hritnin; and though lie hns
not gone ns an ollicinl ngent of this or nny
other Society, he will, without doubt, bo in
constant intercourse with Abolitionists a
brond j nnd it is, therefore, not improMr thnt
wo should give expression to our aineero
confidence in, nnd regard for Mr. McKim,
nnd our gratification thnt our transatlantic
Irieiids should become acqnniiited with mm
ao tliornitginy conversant wiiu me cunrncicr
and progress of the Anti-Slavery Cause in
this country, who has been so long its zealous
and devoted advocate, nnd who is no entirely
fitted to be its representative.
Tho resolution was seconded by Samuel May,
Jr., and adopted unanimously.
The six resolutions first reported wero laid
on the table, In order to allow of the transac
tion of business.
Olivbu Joiixio brought forward the subject
of holding a meeting of the American Anti
Slavery Society In Philadelphia, on or about
the 4th of December next, in celebration of
tho second decade, or twentieth year, since Its
A discussion on this subject arose, in which
Edward M. Davis, Oliver Johnson, tho Presi
dent, and Samuel May, Jr., participated, which
resulted as follows :
Voted, That the question of tho Second Do
cennial Celebration of tho formation of this
Society, by a meeting in Philadelphia, be re
ferred to the Executivo Committee, with in
structions to tako it into Immediate considers
tion, confer with tlio Philadelphia friends, and
isauo a call for tho mooting if decided to hold
it at tho earliest day possible.
On motion of Edmund Quincy, seconded by
E. M. Davis, it was unanimously Voted, That
the President of the Society bo requested to
prepare, and present at tho Docado meeting
(if held,) a historical sketch, to be published,
of tho Cauto and its progress, covering tho
time since the Society' Annual Report wcro
This proposal met with much favor fnm all
present, and the tank waa undertaken by the
President, Mr. Garrison.
The Committee on tho nomination of Offi
cers of tho Society for the ensuing year, by
their Chairman Eiinund Quincy, reported a list
Tho Report was amonded by making Ed
mund Quincy a Corresponding Secretary of tho
Society, In connection with Mr. Gay ; also by
placing the namo of Georgians Bruce Kirby,
of Santa Crus, California, on the list of tho
The Report, as amended, wa then accepted,
nem. eon., and the persons therein named are
accordingly olectod tho Society's Officers for tho 1
year ensuing vis.
l'rctidcnt Wit. Lloyd Oaiuusox, of Mas.
Fie rrtidnl$ Peter Libbcy, Maine ; Ben
jamin Comings, Luther Mclendy, New Hamp
shire ; Patten Davis, Vermont Francis Jack
son, Eimund Quincy, Wm I. Bnwditch Mas.;
Asa Fairbanks, Rhodo Island ; Jas. B. Whit
comb, Connecticut ; Samuel J. May, Thomas
McClintock, Isaae Post, Pliny Sexton, New
York Robert Purvis, Edward M. Davis, Tho.
Whitson, Pennsylvania ; Gcorgo Atkinson, N.
Jersey ; Thomas Garrett, Delaware; Thomas
Donaldson, Aa Duvi, William Stcdman, Jo
acph Barker, Ohio ; C'.urkson Packctt, Indiana;
Jocph Mcrritt, Thomas Chandler, Michigan;
John Wiehcll, Illinois ; James A. Shodd, Iowa
Caleb Green, Mincsbta ; Georgians B. Kirby,
Cormpondinj Steretariti Edmund Quincy
and Sidney II. Guy.
lleoordinj Secretary Wendell Phillips.
Treasurer Francis Jaekion.
Executict Committei William Lloyd Garrl
son, Francis Jackson, Edmund Quincy, Muria
Weston Chapman, Wendell Phillips, Anna
Warren Weston, Sidney Howard Gay, Eliza
Leo Pollen, James Rutscll Iwell, Clmrlci F.
Hovcy, Samuel May, Jr., Win. I. Bowditoh.
The six resolutions first reported by tho Bus
iness Committee wero then taken from the ta
ble Edmund Quincy took tho Chair, and Mr.
Garrison addressed tho mecttlng, for about half
an hour, in their support. He maintained in a
very hnprouivo and eloquent manner, the cath
olicity of the Society'! platform and conditions
of membership, and ill entiro freedom from
every extraneous and improper subject. Upon
tins platform every man can come, be he of
what party or sect ho may, vho it hoiutju on.
poud to Sluvtri, and incana to labor for ita over
throw ; he can come and be a member of the
Society, though ho should still hold his place
m these political organisations. There in noth
ing in our platform or terms of membership to
prevent htm. But, upon this platform, he must
expect to find, and must not shrink from meet
ing the most full and free discussion of his po
sition, whether as a politician or a religionist.
nu wm iiuu ins connection, in theso respects
in reference to the subject of Slavery, most
rigidly probed. And if he finds that his posi
tion, in cither of these rcspecta, or in any other
"""e one a pro-siuvery one and inconsis
tent with an honest hostility to Slavery in evo
ry form, then, if an honest man, he will leave
It, and cloar himself of all complicity with it.
But, if we fail to convince him, thia day, this
week, this year, of what wo deem his inconsis
tent pro-slavery position if we do not lead him
to aee his position in that light are we to ex
clude him from our Society excommunicato
him from Anti-Slavery and companionship, and
decide judicially, that his Anti-Slavery ia all
hollow i W ay, No I If he candidly eomea
upon our platform, join in the discussion here,
and stand th firs of free speech in a good
temper, feeling bound to defend his position,
indeed, and yet willing to hear the exposure of
its weakness then we say It is not for us to
pass sentence of excommunication upon him.
But it may be replied that thia ia as effectual
way as any other to keep men away from our
Society, or drive away some who ars now in it ;
and that thus the excommunication take place
practically, all the aame. Be it ao. Tht diet
plin ia no assumption of ours no act of ours ;
it i the truth of Itself, acting upon the reason,
conscience, heart of the individual if he quaila
before this power, and flee from a platform
where there i no respect of persons, and whero
11 systems and actiona are Judged according to
their bearing and influence upon the alave'a
well-being, then ha goes condemed not by us,
but sclf-condomed and self-banished. He ha
found the coat to fit him, and ha himself put
it on. But if ho will stay, and hear, and rea
son, and ponder upon what he hear all with
the determination to help the speedy and entire
overthrow of th slavo system wa weloome
him to atay. Mr. O. then spoke of the true
lim it which shnuld be In the Abolitionists.
have never, said he, quarrelled with a kind,
magnanimous, generous spirit in anyone, no
matter what hi opinion. Let a man meet me
in such a spirit, and rejoice In a free platform,
I will meet him in a kindred spirit, and I will
wait for his conversion, be he Whig or be he
Dcmocrst.b ho Frcsbytcrian,Baptit,Mothodist,
or what not ; I will wait forhim, if need be,
until tho 'crack of doom,' confident that I shall
have him then, if not before.
Mr. David Plvmh, of New York, (formerly,
we urdcrstnnd, a minister of tho Methodist
I'pi'copal Church,) stated his difficulty in for
merly continuing, or in now becoming a mem
ber of tho American Anti-Slavery Society. It
was not because her equul rights of member
ship was conceded to Woman ho would con
tend fur that ; It was not that it welcomed men
of all shades of opinion, political and religious,
to it ranks ; but it was becnuso it admitted
Whig, Democrats, Presbyterians, to. &c, ad
hering members of practically pro-slavery bo
dies, to membership. I have no objection, laid
he, on tho scoro of In apoculitivo opinion, to
associate with any body for tho overthrow of
shivery but I do object to tho pro-slavery ac
tion of any and of all. Mr. P. said ho did not
agree to tho American Socicty'a view of tho
Constitution. The existing Union he believed
was corrupt, pro slavery, and that it ought to
be destroyed ; but ho believed it was pro-slavery
in apito of, and not in accordance with, the
Constitution, on which it is professedly based.
. Mr. Qaukisox said that, with regard to the
original secession, in 1840, from the American
Anti-Slavery Society, no other issuo wa
made than on the question of placing a woman
(Mr. A. KFostcr, then Miss Abby Kellcy) on
one of the Committees. Whatever privato
erief wcro felt, no other reason waa given for
tho tcccssion but that I do not oy, laid Mr.
Q., that no other difficulty would have been
brought forward, if that had been removed.
I only say, no other eu alleged then. With
regard to admiting members of bodies, which
ice deem pro-slavery, to membership in the
American Society, we endorse no man' politi
cal or rcligioui opinion on this platform. This
Society has always been noted for ita fearless
exposure and rcbukoof all pro-slavery, no mat
ter how disguised, or how excused, or by what
nrtiflco attempted to bo concealed. Th offenc
es and tho short-comings of politicians and reli
gionists, even of those bodies which have in a
measure emerged from their pro-slavery con
nection, havo never been spared or justified
, Mr. McDi'.iimott, of New York, said ; Mr.
President, the sooner the historical statement,
which has been spokon oi here, i got out, the
better. I havo mado a discovery here to-day,
which has surprised me nearly as much as tho
discovery of America surprised tho men of the
old world. I have alway heard this Society
culled tho most illiberal, contracted and narrow,
that could he conceived of ; but here 1 have
bcon listening to grave objection brought
against tho Sncijty, because It I ao liberal, and
ill not exclude from it persons of different
organizations and sect.
Mr. Stefiikx Ghimbi, of Boonton, N. J.,
aid, for himself, he liked the liberal and manly
position of tho Society, and ho wished it wcro
moro widely understood. Where he lived, all
that is known of this Society Is, that they aro
Bjitoniam. And he had heard the question
akcd, since ho had been In this city, Where
do the Dottoitiant meet ' Now. said ho, I want
to havo it known that thcro are others, in other
parts of the country, besides Bostonians, who
go for the liberal policy. Lot us have an Anti-slavery
Society, to include tho city and neigh
borhood, based on this thorough, free and lib
eral platform, and I know we can prove to all
thai this spirit belongs peculiarly to uo one sec
tion of the country.
Mr. Plumb said that the American Anti-
Slavery Society, if true to ita idea snd it
principle, was in fact a church. It ought to
Wendell FuiLLirs said he had listened with
interest to the rcmarka which bad fallen In this
meeting from the speaker last up, and he tho't
he would be a valuable accession to the propos
ed City Anti-Sluvory Association. But that
gentleman, he thought, did not fully under
stand, or atate, tho true position of the Ameri
can Anti-Slavery Society. I would ask, said
Mr. Phillips, may we never have, for any object
or purpose, an organization like our i Surely,
we r not obliged to form churehst for every
object. A church ia an excellent thing, it
true; but we may havo, I suppoie, other asso
ciations. Two years ago, in Boston, we wanted
to provent Thomas Sims from being taken back
to slavery In Georgia? Seventy of ua met
an upper chainbor, snd formed a Vigilance
Committee. There were men present of every
shade of opinion, some aven who deemed
their duty, in a general way, iot to resist th
Fugitive Slav Law. But (day war bona id
with us in the purpose to sve Thorn a Sims
from slavery. W didn't order them out, W
didn't Inquire what they thought or did elae-
where. We gladly accepted their help on that
occaaion, and one of them wa among the most
able and efficient members of th Committee.
In this Society, w have established and main
tained a rasa platform there has been pa
tience on it with every form of anti-slavery.
Some have been ofended on the right hand, and
fallen off aome on the left ) but the central bo
dy, meanwhile, ha moved on, straight and true
to its objeot.gathering from every quarter others,
in place of those who had fallen away. Let us
ever be able to any, that wo have always been
wise and philosophical enough to keep our plat-
firm and Society open to every honest man-
to every one who hate alavery, and will work
for its overthrow. Tho sects tried to form an
Evangelical Union, and they took a Creed for
its basis ; and it failod. The true basis of evory
vital organization is to be found, not in tho crted,
but In tho tpirit of its members.
The President presented the following rcso
lutions from the Business Committee.
7. Resolved, Thnt in ndiqiling the motto of
' INo Lnion with Mnveholtlers,' we tuke the
only possible way ol escape from tho posi
tion of pledged allies nud defenders ol sla
very; since to remain in the Union, under
the generally received interpretation of the
Constitution, in to promise and swear support
to slavery ; mid to nilopl Hint interpretation
which makes tho Constitution thoroughly
nnti-alnvery, is virtually to abolish the Lnion
now existing, nnd put another in Mh place
without frankly and explicitly saying so at
8. Resolved, Thnt the events of the past
yenr most distinctly reveal the truth, t lint on
ly the stern application ol Anli-Sluvery prin
ciples to the teachings and practices oldiorcli
und Slate, clergy mill politicians, run save
the nation if salvation lie yet possible
from utter corruption nud ruin under the del
eterious influence of polities repudiating tho
Higher Law, nnd theology subordinating God
to Congress mid the Constitution
The Society then unanimonsly adopted
tho resolution offered liy Wendell Philips at
the meeting yesterday morning. It is as fol
Resolved, Thnt we re-affirm our original
principle, immediate m:d oiicoiuliiioiial eman
cipation on the soil ; nnd we re-nllirm our
conviction thnt there is no probability of gain
ing this, except by tho dissolution of the
Union, mid the remodelling of the American
The scries of resolutions, numbered 1 toG,
were then ndoptcd. The vote was tuken nu
resolutions 7 nnd 8, and they wero ndoptcd.
The two following resolutions were report
ed by the Hiisiuees committee, and wero
adopted unanimously :
0. Resolved, Thut among the electrify ing
events thnt have transpired since tho Inst
, Anniversary of this Society, is the uniirece
dented circulation of ' Unelo Tom' Ciihiti,'
by Mrs, linnet Heecher Stowe n woik
which has already been rend by nil Christen
dom, mulling nil henrl by its perusal, olid
giving a mighty impetus in the Anti Shivery
cause; nud followed by tho 'Key to Undo
Tom's Cabin,' from tho pen of (be same uu-
llinr. rAVPiilinir in nil nlilbiMilii hIiihih llm imai.
I ifold horrors of the slave system, nnd leaving
every apologist ol t lit) slaveholder without
10. Resolved, Thnt the unexampled rir-
eolation of theso woika, on both side of the
Atlantic, (highly meritorious as they are,) is
manifestly the result ol the sell-sacnlieiog,
unwearied ami long-protiacteil lulxiraol Wil
her force, Clurkaoii, nud their coiiiliutors in
England, mid of the uncompromising friends
ol the slave in the L ulled elates, by which
the popular minds has been prepared liir the
cheering reception given both to tho 'Cabin'
and the ' Key thus demonstrating the truth
'Though seed lie buried long in dust,
It shan't deceive the hope.'
The resolution relating to a New York City
Association was taken up, and advocated
with much power liy Rowland Johnson j af
ter which, it was unanimously adopted,
The subject of the Society's organ, the
Standard, was taken up, mid spoken to by
Wendell Phillips, Joseph A. Dugdale, and
Charles C. Burleigh
The rollowing resolution on the Colonizn-
tion Society was reported from tho Business
11. Resolved. That we Benin brnml the
American Colonization Society na mi iiuiint
urul, vindictive, mid slove supporting combi
nation at the North, ns ' lull of all deceivu
bleness of unrighteousness,' and ut the South,
as directly tending to iucieuse the value and
preservation of slave property liy the banish
ment of the free colored people from the
country ; and we pronounce its proteased
concern lor 1'ie civilization anil religious elo
vutiou ol Africa to be hollow and hypocriti
cal, which its course towards the colored
population in this country uuduniably do
The vote was token, and it was adopted
The Business Committee reported the two
following resolutions, which also were heart
i. Resolved, Tlint we return our most
grntoful thanks to those clonr-sighted, untir
ing mid uncompromising friends of our cimse,
on the other bide of the Atlantic, who have
so generously and efficiently co-operuled
wilb this Society, by their warm sympiithy,
their words of cheer, nnd their liberal con
tributinlis of ' material aid' to the National
Anti-Slavery Bazaar j and wa nre confident
they will continue to be with us, while we
remuin faithful to the slave, in spite of all the
malicious accusations and outcries raised
against us by the unhallowed spirit of nar
. 13. Resolved, That the Society has re
ceived with grateful pleasure the admirable
Remonstrance of the Inhabitants of Axbridge,
in England, with the people of tho United
States of America, ngninst the system of sla
very ; that it ba published with the proceed
ings ui mis meeting; ana mat ntr. Uay, the
CorresKnding Secretary, be instucted to oo-
knowledge its reception, and to express the
aenae of the Society of the vnlue of their
testimony against American slavery.
The Society then adjourned, sine die.
X. B. The meetings of the Society war
thronged from first to last, and a meat earnest
and significant spirit of iuquiry and interest in
the subject wa manifested throughout. Never
before, in the eity of New York, ha there ap
peared to decided and encouraging a spirit with
regard to our cause. Not the faintest spark of
the mob spirit showed itself. Our cause ia On
ward, even in the city of New York, the strong
hold of the Union Safety Committees, and of '
those minister who will not offer a single pray
er, even if thereby every stave could b set free.
WM. LLOYD OARRISON, Pruidtnt.
Wesdell Phillip', Secretrrjf.
Samuel Mat, Jr., Anhtant Stcrrtary.
We havo just heard of a caie of eolourpho-
bla In thia State, which wo will relate aa briefly
a possible. It I that of an old negro, who
has for a quarter of a century been a consistent
member of tho Congregational Church of th
town in which ho reside. No one ever com
plained of his deportment. He is always neat
and clean, and is alway to be found at his place
at chuch. But the negro ia very old, and unu
sual sorrows and cares havo shattered his Irame.
About a year ago his wife died. Beforo her
death, the couple wero in tho habit of climbing
the stairs to sit in the gallery to humour tha
prejudice of the very pious and respectable au
dience. Alter his wife's death, the negro, being
old and foeblc, ventured to sit below, in tha
body of the church, with his Christian brothren. ,
He was allowed to sit there for several months, .
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of tho good Chiistiaus present became dissatis
fied with the presence of a ' nigger.' The So
ciety's Committco instructed the Sexton to in- .
form said ' nigger that he could no longer sit
below In the church, and ho wa compelled to
stay at home. A short time after, at th annual .
mcfttmit Ti.r flifl Buln nl -llntt Umn M'liitA friAtwt
of his rented ono for his (negro's) use, but .
when his object was ascertained, a violent at
tempt was mado to pass a resolution denying
any man tho right to introduce a negro Into hi...
own slip I This fuilcd, and the negro took his,..,
scat at church again. But thcro were some of .
the white Christiana who weio filled with the
colourphobia, and would not bo contcntented, .
and they warned a Socicty'a Meeting. Tha -meeting
(said to bo illegal from tha fact that tha -
businesa was not specified) was not rully attend
ed, but a resolution was passed appointing a
cnmniiltco to inform the negro that ho could no
longer sit below in that church, tart uhile th
communion tear bciitj adminiitertd ! One half .
ol the men who voted for this barbarous reso
lution were brother church members of tho ne
gro. The Committee waited upon the old man,
and he burst into teurs when their cruel errand
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Ida ftiRrniAtiea and Ida ntlltetinna. Ida Imli-v ita-.-
Chritt should attempt to eject him from tha -Lord's
Temple, nt.d he has novrr since attempt- '
ed to sit with them. The churuh is now quiet
again, aim can go on singing naiioiujaii to m
Lord, without tho unpleasant presonce of the
' nigger I ' Its members can shout and pray
with spcciul delight, for the old meeting-house
contains only vhite faces ! But It contains soma
bluck bouU ; and they will lock black, too, at tha
trial-day of tho universe, by the side of the pi
ous, humulo negro s spirit I Do they suppose
tlmt tj.f thpv run vntft thn n-urn awav nfV ttitn
somo gallcry-pcw ? Will they darn the
presenco of the great God apologize for their
hatted of tho negro Dnro they niako the ex
cuse for rhcir cruel persecution ; that A srai
black t It w ere better for them that a mill-atone
were bunged about their necks, and that they
wcro cast into tho sea.
Wo had supposed that tho day for 'Jim Crow -
cars' and ' negto pews' was over in Now Eng
land, but it seems wa were mistaken. Tha
molded corporations, though reputed to bo soul
less, havo still a glimmering souse of right, and
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imvtj got uvcr iiicir cuiourpnuuia, out mora are
Vhrittian churjui yet which have not. Tha
railroads aro ulieud of the churches In decency
tho steam-engines In advance of tho deacons !
Lot us live in hope. If tho divinity that I dealt
out from New England pulpits will not root out
this w icked prejudice against a colour, perhaps
that of a ledger will. Hartford llcpublican.
Miss Mary Edmondson died at Oberlin, last
week. She waa one of the company which
attemptod the escape upon the Pearl, from
aslnngton eity. She with her aister, was
aftcrwarda aild to a alave trader finally re
deemed, and both acnt to Oberlin, by Mrs.
btowe, for an education. Writing of her fun
era', a correspondent of the True Democrat,
" What gave additional point to th occasion
was the fact that a letter had bcon received the-
evening before Mary's death, bringing the sad?
intelligence that a brother had Just been soldi
into tho hopeless bondago of the far South.
That letter was read In th prosence of tha dy
ing gin immediately on it being opened, andt
before it sad messago was known to the read
er. It wa a thorn that deeply pierced her
heart. Her anguish I laid to have been ia
tene. Slavery had blighted and cursed her
while living, and now it earns in Ita hideous
ness to mock and agonise her when dying."
Gold in Tixai. The newlv found mines
of gold in Texas nre situated in the western
part of the State. Large numbers of persona
have gone to them, and it ia reported are
working them successfully.
The New York Pot lay it ha within three
weeks past suffered seventeen eases of money
purloined from th Post Office, nearly all in
Ohio and New York.