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nARIUS II. HODIXSON, Editor.
"NO UN10H WITH SLAVEHOLDERS."
AN FIMltSOX, Fnhlislilng- Agent.
VOL. 8-NO. 37.
SALEM, COLUMBIANA CO., OHIO, JUNE 4, 1853.
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FIRST ANNUAL MEETING OF THE OHIO
WOMAN'S RIGHTS ASSOCIATION.
The firat Anniinl Meeting of itin Oliiu
Woman's Rights Association, convened in
compliance willi a notice of tlin Executive
Cniiimille, nl Ravenna, tit 10 o'clock, A. M i
May 25th, 18.53.
The President being absent, Mr. Carn
line M. Serveranue, first Vice President, took
Prayer by Rev. Antoinette Brown.
The Secretary of the Association not be.
ing present, Caroline Stanton was nppointcd
Secretary and James Rarnahy assistant Sec
After mi appropriate nildrcas by the Presi
dent, on motion of Mr. Emily Robinson, a
Business Committee was niiointcd by tlio
chair, us follows:
Mr. M. A. BnoKSO.i, Medina,
" Josi.riiiXE UKirriNO, Salem,
Miss L. M. Giooimos, Jtfl'cisDii,
Dr. Caine, Ravetuin.
Joir.rit Marker, Salem,
Mr. Martha J. Tilde, Cleveland.
Interesting letters were llirn rend from
Paulimi V. Davis, R. I., Julia T. Flint, Ma
ilu Grove, III., nml Frances D. Gage of St
Mrs. Elizabeth A. Aldiich of Cincinnati,
then addressed tlio meeting.
The Business Committee reported the
following Prenmltle unci Resolutions, which
were, on motion of J. W. Walker, accepted.
1. Resolved, That ns equality knows no
difference of sex, the law ol eq.inl rights, or
rqmil freedom, upplies lu tliu whole race,
female ns well us male.
2. Resolved, Thnt it is the duty of any
class suffering political or social greivuuces,to
rise in the dignity of sell-hood unit protest
gainst the wrong, exposo the evils under
which they sutler, declare their principles
and purMies lor tho present mid future, and
never yield tho foulest until the uliject of
their righteous desires of Rclbrm he nltuined.
3. Resolved, That tho same reasoning
which establishes the law of equul rights or
iiul liberty tor man, will establish it fur
4. Resolved, That the moral nature which
demands the luw of equal rights and responds
to it is the same in built sexes.
5. Resolved, That we know of no grounds
on which (he law ol eipial righls,or liherlirs,
should be lestricled lu the mule purtioii ot
The Association convened lit the time ad
journed to. Emily Robinson of Salem, rend
the Annual Rtqorl of the Executive Com
mittee, which wna ucccpled by the meeting.
The Resolutions presented by the Uusiuess
Committee at the morning session, being
gain read came before the meeting fordiscus
aiou.nnd were defended by Antoinette llrowu,
who wus followed by Joseph Barker. Air.
Darker having in bis nddress refered in illus
tration of bis subject, to the teachings of
Wesley in regard to tho duties of husbands
ond wives, -it was objected to by Rev. Mr.
Hunter, Ravenna, and others, thnt some of
Jbis remarks were improperly brought before
the meeting and were slunderoug in their
character. Mr. llurker defended bis address,
claiming that it was strictly confined to the
subject under discussion. Remark were
triads by Miss Drown, Rev. Mr. Hunter, Rev.
Mr. Mower of Muesilloit, und others.
The meeting then adjourned to meet at 71
The Association met nt the hour adjournd
The President made some remarks in ex
flanallnn and vindication of her course, in
permitting the fullest freedom of discussion
on the part of those who had spoken upon
the resolutions before the meeting.
After the reading of an address by Miss
Boynton of Brnceville, Mrs. Emma R. Cue
vai introduced to the meeting by the Presi
dent, and presenlod the following Preamble
and Resolutions: . ,
7.' Whereas, The Declaration of Indcnen
denco adopted by our forefathers in 1776,
embraced and promulgated the principles
upon whieh this movement is loundeu, vis
the right of every one to life, liberty, and
the pursuit of happiness, to which may lie
added the freedom of conscience Riid the
freedom of itceeh l and whereas the Con
stitution and Laws of the United State de
prive women of these inaliennble rights, by
disqualifying them for the exercise of that
im-stimahlo privilege, the suffrage; nnd that
still greater privilege, the iliscliarge 01 om
cinl rcsnonsibilitiea of every character; and
whereas, the Constitution and laws of the
Slate of Ohio deprive woman of the
right to acquire and possess property inde
pendent ol her husband, strip her of her
earning to enrich others at the denlh of her
husband, nnd robs her of her children, if, lo
improve her social condition, she become
divorced from her husband: Iherelore,
Resolved, That as long as tho principles
of the Declaration of Independence are, as
they must ever be, admitted as correct, the
claims we advocate must be regarded ns just.
8. Resolved, That it is as right, nnd not ns
privilege, that we ask to have secured to wo
man the siiflingn nnd rlligihility to office of
every description, of which they are now un
8. Resolved, Thnt so long ns'lnw deprives
ns of our properly, custom of our earnings,
mid public sentiment of the right which the
Declaration of Independence acknowledged
and promulgated, we cannot seethe force of
the much vaunted respect which the chival
ry nl' t lit; ngu would have ns believe is paid
10. Resolved, That to substitute thejinere
courtisies of society (or the mom important
duties of lif;, is treating woman as the cun
ning trader does the unskilful Indian .ex
changing gaudy trinkets and bracelets thai
glitter belure the eye and please the fancy,
lor substantial gold nml silver.
11. Resolved, That a committee of three
be appointed to limit a petition, nnd cause it
to he circulated throughout the Slate of Ohio
lor viitnatiups, addressed to the tJcnerul As
sembly of Ohio, nsking to have removed the
various disabilities under which woman sut
lers at the present tiuio by tho laws of ibis
State, so that she may bo in ull legal respects
tlin peer of her husband ; and another com
mittee of two, to visit the General Assembly
at ita next session, and present to that body,
the claims of Woman as advocated in this
13. Resolved that ns a Convention, we ten
der our sincere thanks to those gentlemen
nml ladies in the rity of New-V oik, who so
uoliiy stooil (or the right, In the recent issue
between dominant power nnd freedom of
speech, during the latu Temperance Conven
tion nelil m that citv.
13. And further Resolved, that our cordial
rnugrtitiiliiiious nre especially due, and nre
liereliy tendered to Miss Lucy Stone, ol Hus
ton, and Miss Emily Clark, of Rochester, for
the ublo nml triumphant vindication of wo
man's lime's to em-acn in the Rehiring of the
age, in the propriety of action nod sentiment,
and in the masterly talent evinced by them
nt that trying crisis.
Mrs. Coo lt funded the sentiments of the
uhove resolutions in an eloquent ned power
ful address. She was followed by Antoinette
llrowu, in further vindication of the resolu
tions. After some remarks by Benjamin Bown
of Salem, the Association adjourned to 10
o'clock, to-morrow morning.
THURSDAY MORNING SESSION.
Prnyer by the Rev. Mr. Mower.
The minutes of the proceedings of yester
day wero read.
The Business Committee reported the ful.
lowing resolution, which, on motion, was
accepted and luid on the table for further con
fi. Resolved, Thnt the right of the mother
to her own oll-prug is elenrly defined by
nature, in the near relation subsisting be-
iween mother nml child ; in the physical
leiieiidcuce of her child upon her ; mid in
her ndapledorsa us a teacher, governor, and
noriil instructor ol thu young, ull ol which
prove most conclusively the supreme dicta
liitiou of creative wisdom: That a valid
claim of property always requires proof of
ownership. ThuAlmighiy has given the moth
er, in her maternal nuture, the strongest possi
ble prool ol right to her own ntlspnng by en
ubling her tosubstantiato her claim upon this
izround. And nil rules ot law or legal en
uctmeiit8 depriving her of this claim ; und
legally securing the luther in the same; giv
ing him the euro and custody of her children,
nre flagrant outrages against nuture and the
laws ol God ; anil as such should tic oppo
ed by christians, philanthropists, and civil, z
ed society everywhere, until society omerge
(com this biuiMirous thrall, ami tlio mother
be restored lo her God-given claim, a legal,
bona Just right to her own ollsprmg.
On motion of CVS. S. Grilling, a Finance
Committee of three was appointed by the
chair, a follows:
M. J. Tilden, C. S. S. Grilling, M. A
On motion, committee was appointed to
nominate officers for the coming yeur, as ful
Emily Robinson, Salem; Mary Whiting,
Canton; Mrs. Hull, Ravenna.
A utoiuctte Brown spoke of the importance
of sustaining the 'Genius of Libertyand such
other papers published in the couutry ss nd
vocate live elevation of woman.
Mr. Joel Tiffany moved thnt the third
resolution of tho series reported by tho bust
committee be adopted, which was seconded.
and Mr. Tiffiny addressed the meeting in its
defence, at the conclusion of which the res
olution was agaiu laid upon the table.
Mrs. Coo read tlia series of resolutions
presented by her last evening, and moved
their adoption, which wos seconded.
Then adjourned to H o'clock in the after
The Association convened according to
On motion, all the resolutions presented
diiring'the sessions of the Association, were
rcortcd to the Business Committee for re
vision and orrnngement.
Mrs. Emmn R. Coe addressed the meeting
in explanation of the circumstance referred
to in the Inst two of the series of resolutions
presented by her.
The Business Committee'presentcd their
full report, consisting of the resolutions iilrca
dy reported by them, followed by those pre
sented and advocated by Mrs. Emma R. Coe,
which was accepted and on motion of Joseph
Barker, unanimously adopted. The Nomi
nating Committee reported 'tho following list
of ollicersto serve tho Association the ensu
ing yeur, which was adopted.
Mrs. JOSEPHINE! GRIFFING, Salem.
Vice Pres., Mrs. Emma R. Coe, Msnsliehl,
E. A. Aldricii, Cincinnati, Elizabeth
Secretary, Mrs. Bradbtirn, Cleveland.
Trcnsiirer,IMrs. Martha Jane Tilden Cleve
Executive Committee, Mrs. Severance,
Cleveland, Mrs. Brown, Cleveland, Mrs. Ad
dison, Cleveland, Mr. Snm'l Brooke, Cleve
land, Mrs. Emily Robinson, Salem, Miss. C.
Stanton, Salem, Mr. Relij. S. Jones, Snlem,
Mrs. M. A. Skinner, Raveiinn, Mrs. Elizabeth
A. Hall, Ruvennn, Mrs. Mary Whiting Clin
ton. The 'Finance Committee called upon the
Association for funds to defrny the expenses.
A collection wus tuken up amounting to
The iiflkers of the Association were direc
ted to forward copies'tof thelwoJlat resolu
tions in the series adopted, to Miss Stone end
Miss clink, and to express the heurifell sym
pathy of tho meeting with them in the nnblo
stand they have taken.
The following expression of fellowship and
sympnlhy wus adopted, and directed lo lie
To tht tt'omen'i .V. Y. State Ttmjirrrince Soe.
In transmitting to you the enclosed reso
lutions, which our convention have unuui
mnusly adopted, we wish to accompany
them with nn additional expression of com
mendation for the course you have pursued,
nnd the principle you hnve maintained, in
refusing to submit to the injustice and insult
of those who reject the equal cooperation
of woman in the noble cnuse i:i which you
are engaged. With yon, ire declare, that the
Temperance cause is our cause, ami with
its interests, wo ever intend to be identified,
until the race is redeemed from the curse of
Intemperance, and then with glud hearts
ana harmonious voices, will we join in the
song of triumph, in which ull the good shall
unite and no good spirit in heaveu or earth
attempt to hinder us.
On motion, E.nma R. Coe nnd Caroline
M. Severance, were appointed lo address
the Legislature of Ohio, in accordance with
the eleventh resolution, and the following
persons were constituted a committee to draft
the form ol petition referred to in the same.
Mr. Tidball, Mansfield; Mr. Geo. Brad.
burn, Cleveland j Mrs. Emily Robinson, Su
lem j Mrs. E. R. Coe, Munsfiuld.
14. Resolved, That this Association tender
their mili-iifiieil thanks to tho church and
congregation worshipping in this house, for
n rmwii v nml coruin v cranium u "
this occension ; and also to the citizens of
Ravenna lor the entertainment iney nave ui
forded to the members of this Association
nnd tho sympathy manifested in our earnest
effort for the elevation of woman.
Then adjourned, iiie die.
C. M. SEVERANCE, Prest.
CAROLINE STANTON, Sec'y
Treasurer's Jlccount tvtth the Ohio Woman'
Received and collected nt the
Sale of Trocts,
From Emily Robinson, from
Paid out for printing proceedings
For the use of tho church at
For printing proceeding for 1859
For blank hooka
For paier, printing and binding of
Nn. 1. of the series of tracts
For paper and printing of Tracts
Freight on books
For Sundry expenses
Loss by counterfeit money
Balanco in Treasury,
CAROLINE STANTON, Treasurer.
May 24th, 1853.
REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
. One year has passed since (he formation
of our society. Compared with the mag
nitude and importance of the work, we hnve
done little yet the cause has been steadily
and manifestly progressing. Our associa
tion is small and unpopular. It has to en
counter the interested opposition of thoso
who hold the political power, and control
the moulding influences of society, and to
meet even the prejudices of those it Inlwrs
to elevate. The report of the Treasurer,
will show the amount of money thnt bus
l)eeii received by the committee, and also
how it has been expended. Immediately
oftcr entering upm their duties, the Ex. Com
mitteo sought to procure public advocates
of our principles. But wo regret to say
thnt our efl'orts were unsuccessful. Wo
found none among us who could devote
their time nnd labors to this work, and the
able public advocates of this cause nt the
East, havo found abiindunt nml profitnble
occupation nearer home. Miss Antoinette
I Brown, however nt our solicitation, has
spent two weeks in the northern part of
the state, visiting several important places.
Everywhere she has met n welcome recep
tion and willing and attentive listeners.
The sol ject has been discussed in tunny
places during thu )car, and public attention
called lo it in various ways. Conventions
have not been ns frequent or numerous ns
desirable, from the Ir-ck of public speakers,
and the shrinking of many capable and ear
nest hearted women, from the responsibility
of such occasions. Two county conventions
of considerable interest, were held in Mor
gan nnd Morrow counties. The latter, nftcr
a very ablo discussion of tho question in nil
its beiirings, adopted mi excellent series of
resolutions, mid left ns wo learn, a most fa
vorable impression on the surrounding com
munity. For the good influcnco of tho for
mer, y ore in no small measure indebted to
the elliirts of Airs. Frances D. Gage, who
has from the commencement of our enter
prise, been its firm nnd cflicient friend.
She has promoted it publicly in conventions,
nnd advocated it by her pen directly nnd in
dirartly, through every rbniiuel of her var
ied correspondence. Her good deeds among
us will bo lung mid gratefully remembered.
We may here, not innppropiatcly mention
tho Women's State Temperance Convention
held in Columbus during the last winter, n
movement which not only efficiently aided
that sacred cause, but nlso inndo manifcH
lo many of those previously doubting, wo
man's ability tonppcnr ns its defender nnd
puhliu advocate. Wo hope that conventions
of this character, will he increased in num
ber and influence. Not that in any of these
public demonstrations we deem tho sepera
tion, of tho sexes desirable, but until public
opinion shall concede the equal right to
women in theso matters, ns to men, mid un
til sho shall herself be somewhat more edu
cated to this species of responsibility, we
deem it well that such movements should
occasionally ho made under her especial
guidance and control.
At the request of the committee, Mrs. C.
M. Severnneo prepared nn excellent Tract
two editions of which have been published,
oiio by the committee, and one by friends
in Cleveland. Nearly all of both editions
hnve been circulated. Thoy hnve nlso pub
lished in Tract form, on article from the pen
of M.'s. E. Oakes Smith, concisely but lu
cidly selling forth our object, particularly
for those who are uninformed with respect
to our purposes and pluns.
Pci haps no surer evidence of the actual
progress of our cause in the past year cun
ho found, thnn in the changed and changing
character of tho literary nnd politicul papers
of our stato in regard lo it. By a inujority
of these papers, our cnuse and its advocutes
have been treated with marked respect, nnd
a disposition hns been manifested by many
of them to give us direct aid, by the circu
lation of important (acts mid arguments.
Their critical lemurks upon the public ef
forts of woman, have been fuir and candid.
For such efforts und fur our cause, wo ask
uo exemption from criticism; we ruthcr
challenge it ns our right, and ns tho right of
community. Let both be judged of by
their own intrinsic e merit. We ask nothing
on the score of gallantry we detest lliat
obsequiousness which is bound by its
code of flattery to approve whatever woman
may say or do, because sho is a womiiu--we
only ask, what iu most oases we hnve re
ceived, fair and impnrtiul judgment. A
portion of the pi ess in sort of transition
stute, remains silent, while another portion
still, seems unwilling to let an opportunity
pass for a vulgar joke or supercilious sneer.
But popular sentiment, which is slowly ail
vauciug to the right, will gradually correct
the evil with this class of paper, as far as
possible. They are but indices of public
opinion, and will as soon reprosent one side
of the question as the other. We hnva little
to do with them, except lo mark where (hey
point, as indication of progress.
The results of our tabors have been seen,
and our object advanced by a large number
of women asssuming new vocations and
new responsibilities, nml wo have occasion
for congratulation that these new responsi
bilities have been discharged in n mnniier to
prove thnt woman's right to extend her
sphere to new fields of enterprise nnd im
provement, is no idlo or self-conceited clnim,
but one which the common interests of both
man nnd woman demand, and which wo
man's own capabilities authorize her to claim.
The already successful efforts of women as
authors, us editors, ns popular and scientific
lecturers, a few ns physicians, many ns effi
cient advocates of important reforms, ns nr.
tizans, merchants, clerks mid book-keepers,
is cnuso of encouragement to the timid and
doubtful, nnd should forestall nil disposition
to envil, in the opposer. Recently nn in
creased number of females bnvo found em
ployment in printing nflices, nnd the public
so far us it takes cognizance of tho fact,
highly approves mid suddenly discovers a
peculiar fitness in womnn for the employ
ment. So wo conceive it will ever bo as
women come into possession of new depart
ments of labor suited to their physicnl ca
pabilities, society will become immediately
reconciled lo it, but always ready to npposu
the next slep of progress.
Not only is the sphere of woman's activ
ity extending, hut facilities for her improve
ment nre happily multiplying. The increase
of classical schools and colleges affording
facilities alike to all the medical college of
Philadelphia, designed exclusively for wom
en, nml other increasing means for acquir
ing a know ledge of Ibo medical profession,
among which wo notice with cordial ap
probation, Dr. K. G. Thomas' school id
Marlboro, and the voluntary nssociainn lo
cated nt Cleveland, designed to nlnird aid to
persons of limited means, who design to
enter tho profession. Theso nnd other kin
dred menus, nro supplies to meet the de
mands of a rising ambition for usefulness
Our coadjutors in somo other states, hnve
been nctive during the pnst year. A com
mittee uf the national convention held nl
Syracuse, have put in circulation a series
of most udminihlc tracts, 20,000 in number.
In Mass., petitions have been largely circu
lated und numerously signed, to the consti
tutional convention now in session, praying
them lo exclude from thu new Constitution,
the word 'mule'
No recent movements of any class have
been more marked by energy mid moral
heroism, than those of some of the temper
ance women of New York. Their zeal and
fidelity, litis secured tho respect of all can
did mid earnest li tends of the cause, though
it has provoked the opposition of others. It
is with sincere regret that we havo witnessed
the recent attempt in N. Y. city, to prevent
tho li ce action of woman in her own chosen
sphere of benevolent reform. If ministers
nnd other men w ill spurn her mil upon the
temperance platform, or tyranically attempt
to cii'cumsciibo and direct it, wo can only
pity their weakness un folly. But sho may
not on that account desist from her duty.
To the individual alone, belong the right lo
determine, w hat uio her duties and obliga
We have long (ult the need of a paper
devoted lo this interest. Such a paper ubly
conducted, we now havo in tho Una, recent
ly commenced by Mis. P. W. Davis of
Providence. It is thorough m its principles
und earnest in its purpose, and the Editor is
sustained by mi able corps of correspond
ents. Wu trust it will receive, us :l well
deserves, a liberal support from friends of
the causo in the west. Tho Gunius of Lib
erty, a monthly, devoted to tho elevation of
woman, Edited nnd Published by Mrs. L. A
Aldiich of Ciiicinmiii, is ulso worthy of pnt
Out of the circlo of thoso w ho sympnthizo
with us, our causo recoives much aid.
Woman's sphere is frequently defined from
the pulpit iu notes of solemn warning, some
concede the necessity of a moro substantial
education, and the injustice of closing to
women, institutions of learning endowed ot
public expense, and others proiose an
amendment of laws regiihuiug property
rights, in shortsightedness forgetting that the
process of modi!') ing nn unjust law, more
clearly muuifests its injustice. And Ilorneo
Maun, who bus lectured lo large audiences
in many of tho large cities, with intuitive
conservatism mid lordly prciogative, would
improve her educational privileges, but save
her from the 'btygian pool' of politics. In
these we rejoice, as all llu'so instrumentali
ties reach a class of mind, to which we
have not access, ond will load to reflection
and enquiry, and in lim'i " !' conception
and application of more radical truth.
For the cdiirts made, wo conceive thnt our
cause hns made unexampled progress. Our
first Woman's Rights Convention in Ohio,
met nt Salem, a few weeks previous to tho
meeting of the Constitutional Convention of
1850. Tho object wns lo investigate tho
subject of Human Rights their origin and
basis and I be social condition of woman.
It sent a memorial to the Constitutional Con
vention, requesting that in the new Consti
tution they were about to form for the Stato
of Ohio, womnn should be secured not only
the right of suffrage, but nil the political and
legal rights thnt nro guarantied to men. Pe
titions to the same rfl'ccl, widely circulated
ami moro generally aigned than the petition
crs anticipated, w ere presented and received,
ami n proposition to grunt their request was
sustained by 13 votes iu their favor. Tho
same Convention gave 21 votes in favor of
granting the right of suffrage to colored men.
The claims of the memorial anil etitions
wero based on the ground of natural justice,
nnd on this same impregnable basis we con
tinuo the issue nnd recommend the same
rourso to thoso who mny hereafter agitato
the subject in new localities, believing that
natural right is tlio strongest right mid lakes
precedence of nil other rights nnd is tho
proper antidote for conventional wrong.
Previous to the Sulein Convention, there
bad been one held in Scnccn Fulls, N. Y.
Subsequently, two iu Ohio, two in Massa
chusetts, two in Indiana, one in Pennsylvania,
nnd one in New York. All of these wero
numerously nltemlcd, nnd wi re charncterit.
ed by much ability and devotion to principle
nnd presented to the world tho only platform
long, mid broad, and strong enough for tho
whole race to stand upon. Each lias
claimed equality of rights for the sexes, so
cial, religious und s.litical not ns has been
falsely charged upon them that their duties
ure identical. Piimnry causes that led lo
this ilcmnuslrntion are mnnilbld ond will sug
gest themselves to tho reflecting tiiind.
Among those more immediute,were the dis
cussion of human rights iu the nnti-slnvery
enterprise, nnd the example of a few bcroio
women, impelled by n spirit of self-sacrifi
cing benevolence, or nmbitinn thnt spurned
the comml and limitation ol'lhe sphere which
Mirirty hail nssigucd them, they went forth as
public speakers or engaged iu occupations
which had previously been deemed mascu
line, thus directing public sentiment to tho
subject, nml demonstrating tho capabilities
of the sex, lo t'ie incredulous. The history
of our cnterpriso is full of encouragement.
Let it stimiilalu us to new zeal and more
From the Wesleyan.
Anti-Slavery in Kentucky.
I have just now returned from Bracken Co..
Kentucky, where I have been somo duys as
sisting liev. John G. Fee in holding a pro
tracted meeting. I pleached six sermons to
Kcntuckiiihs beside exhortations, and I never
dealt moro plainly with thu sin of slavery in
uny latitude. The meeting was n model of
quiet und order, nml was a season of great
glare to us till. 1 know not whether slave
holders weru in nttetidnnco, but I suw several
slaves. That iioIiIh mid liiithful minister of
Jesus Christ, llro. Fee, has been the instru
ment ot establishing five null slavery church
es in Kentucky, one in ISrncken, one in
Lewis, und tine it in Madison, which laat is
tlin County of C. M. Clay. Mr. Clay has
nobly pledged himself mid purse for all tho
houses they may need, I lu expects to take
stock in thorn nil. May God bless the anti-
slavery churches ol" Kentucky 1 They aro
thu " men for the hour." Those in Bracken
nre good and true, nml firm as " thu beaten
anvil to the stroke," They hnve a comfort
nblu new brick church just finishing, and
Micro weru several accessions to their number
during our meeting. They are H Wesleyana"
in every particular anil will probably como "
into our Conference uftcd a while. I now
wish to give you a few pecimens of slave
holding religion in the immediate vicinity of
where I preached. And fust of the Baptists.
Within sight of Bro I'eit's meeting-house,
lives a .Baptist brother who owns a femido
slave, an upright nml pious woman, and
member of thu same church with himself.
From the body uf this womnn this baptised
hypocriiu has raised nml siildu'e children, the
last of which, her last boy, was member of
thu M. E. Church, and wus remnrkable for
his piety mid spirit of prayer, and hud by his
own exertions succeeded in acquiring such
knowledge, ns In rend imdorstmidingly tho
word nf God. No complaint existed against
be boy, but tho master leared lie might run
away, ami thereforo sold him to the south.
The disconsolate mother ran frantic over
fields und woods, culling on all she saw in
God's name to interpose and save her lort
child. The denomination lo which this
wretch belongs boasted not long since what
"n pleasing degree of union they enjoyed at
the South among the multiplying Baptists."
What a benuiilul union cemented by tho
blood of their own church members, sold by
themselves! O my scul, como not thou into
But again: the M. E. Church South.
member uf this church iu the same neigh
borhood, sold a man from his wife to the far
South which caused his wife to go distracted.
A brother of this Christian trader in "slaves
and aoiil of mon," touched by compassion
at the fate of this helpless pair, offered hint