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OF THE ELEVENTH ANNIVERSARY
Of the Western Anti-Slavery Society assembled in
Of the Western Anti-Slavery Society assembled in Friends meeting house Salem. O. August 27th 1853.
Tha meeting was called to order by thr President,
''I am an aholitinnist" was win); by the audience.
The President made a few remarks congratula
ting the aHnlitinnista upon thrir assembling in
fvicty opacity, and f xhnrting thrm in ill ho fmth
ful t. principle.
On motion the following com mil tops were appoin
RutincM Committee. Stephen 8. Foster, -I. W.
Waller, Ahby K. Foster, Ahrm. Brook. I.ydis. Ir
4 h, J. Eli7.rMh Jonr. M. tl. Robinson, Parker
rillamiry, Josephine tlriffmg.
A'lHfld'-e Cnmmifti-i. A. K. Foster, Lot Holmes,
James B.irnahy, Thou. Chandler, K. O. Thnma:.
tingle Committee. Kirhmd Mrrritt, EckiclCnr-
tin, Chas. Grifling, F.inily Robinson, Ktac Tres-1
On mntinn, (Iw ch.iir wasroipirslrd to appoint n
Nominating commiltoo nf nine, lie asked per
mission to defer reporting their names until the nf
lernoon session, which request ice rded to.
Parker Pillsbury, from the Business Committee
reported it-solution No. I, and spoke iipoiilhrni at
Vnni-lderablo length. Before any admit w.1 taken
upon their adoption, the meeting, on motion, nd
journed to 2 o'clock P. M..
Aniasno Session. The chair reported tlie bl
owing named person to constitute the
iVomiNiiH,7 Committee, da. Barnaby, Isaac
Itrookw, l;iitn1et1i tlrirsrll, '!:: (trilling, John
Oordon, Elir.a Holme, Wm. Myor, I.. Marin Hid
tliniEK, Isaac Troiteotl.
On motion, the Hale family were invited lo sing,
who thereupon gave "We arc coming, c are
Business Committee reported resolution No. 'J,
.1. and 4.
The discussion w then resumed on resolutions
No. 1. J. W. Walker and 8. 8. Foster advocated
their adoption. "The lvc auctiou," was mine by
the H family.
A letter front Am-m (tilhert, addressed to the
meting wa thon read, as the writer requested it
lie presented to the society at an early day. It wan
directed to bo published with the proceeding.
Th annual report beinp called lor, it was read
ty the corrwrttdiug Secretary, M. K. Roliinaon.
n motion to approve tho proceeding" of tho Ex
ecutive, Committee aa net forth in their annual rc
Hrt, Tarkcr rillburyand A. K. Foster, apokc
hifuvor of the motion, which was carried unani
mously. The Treisnrer prescutod hi report, to which
was appended tho report of the auditing committee
appoiuted by the Ki. Com., which report wove ae
Votd, That when we adjourn, we adjourn to
at 8 o'clock to-morrow morning, ud conclude
morning sosaion at toll, lo allow Friends
their usual forenoon meeting.
Tho Com. on arrangement waa directed to
a place in which to hold an Anti-Slavery meeting,
aud to provide apeaking from 11 o'clock to
Notice waa given by tho Com. of arrangements
that a concert by the Hale family and othera would
bo niton on Saturday evening in the Town Hull.
the rneMl ftn into the treasury of tho Wqeteru
The Halea sung "Freedom, honor, and native
land," after which the meeting adjourned.
August 28M. Morkimo Stylos. "God speed
tho right" waa Bung. The Com. of arrangement
reported the procceda of the concert aa amounting
to between $.12 and By consent ol the moo
ting, tho following resolution waa introduced before
t-roceedini with tho further consideration of
resolution under discussion at adjournment
Rcsnlnd, That the thanks of this society, be,
are hereby tendered to tho Hale family of Mogadon-,
('has. Thome of Salem, John I'ctk of Pittsburg,
and Henry Boono of Cleveland, for tho "matorial
aid" furnished tho Society in proceeds of tho
ccrt they cave on the evening of thn 27 th hint.,
well a for tho moral influence which must result
from the aongs acloelcd for the occasion.
Tho discussion of resolutions No. 1, was
resumed, and participated in by Parker Pillsbury
and Jos. Biukcr.
Busiuesa Committee reported resolution 5, 0.
The society concluded to let tho remarks of
speaker embrace in whole or in part, the subject
nutter of all tbo resolutions reported. Tho
wit then further continued by Joseph
until near the hour of adjournment.
On motion, tho subject of Finance was made
ordor of business for 3 o'clock this afternoon.
Adjourned to 1 o'clock P. M.
Afternoon Scssion. "0 that will bo joyful"
Uh Numlualihg committee reported aa follow,
and en motion, the report waa accepted, and
person therein oauicd accordingly elected.
faenj. Bown, Ohio
Abnn. Brook, Ohio
Josephine Griffin, Ohio
Asa Itavia, Iowa
Silas Popoon, Illinois
Thoe. Chandler, Michigan
J. T. Hurst, Pcnna.
J. P. Davis, Indiana
Treasurer, Joel McMillan,
Cor. Secretary, M. R. Robinson,
Re. Secrotary, Bcnj. S. Jones,
K. O. Thomaa,
Pierce Garret son,
On motion, ihi vote making the aubject of
nance the order of btilt!H fbr 3 o'clock, waa
considered, and the report Of the Financial
mittee wo presented, and it member proceeded
to the collection of fund.
A. K. Fouler, M. R. Robinson and Parker
apoke of the need of liberal contribution,
th duty of the (Head of the caue to give unspar
tugty, especially at title time, in order to aid
carrying UocexfuUy forward, the eystem of
rn operation which the liberality of Charlea
' ttoTcjr ef Boeton. hal enabUid the American
' 1SUvry Society to to vigorously oumnwnce. J
IhtJtoB rged Froe Soilera to come forward and
by teir contributions the work of agitation
e,ud thai build up a public lentiment
houkl hasten the 4etruction of slavery.
Fesolniionsl,: e virir I l y tl.e lu ir -r.C inniiit' i'
P. S. Foster k ike at roiv i denible lrnlli in le
1 iti n to the impili' v nn 1 inefllciency of p-.iti--.il
iftion ns an nent in the abolition if rlaterv, and
nf t!i universal corruption of politic il p.rtie.
Vnt--4, That when we nnjouin, we ndjouin to
meet nt the fovtn Hall to-mnriow nioniing at'.'
The Com. of Arrangements were rliiected to pro
vide speikrrs fr a meetinj to be held nt the Town
Hall at "o'clock this evening, and to have the room
prepared lor the same.
.los. Barker followed S. S. Foster, partly in reply
to the points the former had prevented, nnd partly
to admit their troth -!ic further nrgd alwlitionisls
of all kinds to eontribute to the fuiidsof the Society.
A'if). MonvtNii St:..ioN. " II irk! a voice
from heaver, prod liming," war sung.
A letfr from Francis Barry wis read, and nulor
rd lo he puhlisha d with the priU'Ceiliiig'.
Bugle Com. presented the subject of the paper,
and remarks were made in relation to it, by .laniei:
Barnaby nnd S. S. Foster. SoOl'. "C"ino join the
Abolitionists," was ning.
A proposition was made to have one hundred per
sons pledgetheinFcl its to obtain, nr pay for two addi
tional subscriber'! each, to the tingle, within the rn
suinjlluec moiithswliereupon, not only the one bun
dref), but ttrn ftttiilft f iiii't Jiwr niwot were obtain
ed, and additional subset ibers for single copies
were essured, making the whole tiuiubrr secured,
lot'R llt'NKKtlt AMI T I.NTV-NIM'.!
The Com. on Bugle presented the following res
olution, which was iinntiiiiiou.dy adopted :
Rmnlreti, That this S-iciely reeoinnieinl the F.v
ecutive t'ommittee to adopt prepayment ns a con
dition of subscription to the Anti Slavery Bugle.
Song by the Hale Family, "Cuine join the nlsdi
On motion, adjourned to two o'clock, P. M.
A i Tr.RNoos Sostov. TheConi.on Finstve urged
payment nn the pledges made yesterday or on llio.-e
remaining unpaid for the last year, in order that
they might m ike n more complete rejiort.
On motion, the resolutions reported by the Bud
iiess Committee, from 1 to 0, inclusive, were then
read, nnd it was voted to take them nil up for dis
cussion. Jos. Barker rpoke at considerable length
indefeneonf the Free Soil party, nnd in explanation
of tho cause nf his desire to ndd to hi moral influ
ence against slavery, political action for its over
throw. The discussion upon tho resolution;! was
continued by S. S. Foster nnd P. Pillsbury.
Tho question being taken on the rcsolutions.they
w ere all adopted.
Josephine S. drilling offered resolution Xo.
which was, on motion, adopted.
The Finaneo Committee reported in pirt, nnd
were directed to repot t in full lo the Executive
Then without day.
BENJ. BOWN, PREST.
BENJ. S. JONES, Sec.
ruro Thrr hsrr roiinrlH nn (Urr. lr 1 . nin
of rwriit r the Buil),i"H,;l, lu l'l''
Vlr -lo.1 (i xitu-
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE
Tim recurrence of another anniversary, imposes
upon tho Executive Committee ef the Western Anti-Slavery
society, the duly of reporting their pro
ceedings for the last year. Tho Coimniiteo will ai
this time limit the narrative to their more important
acts, leaving the d -tails nnd the ditciiK..ioii of their
principles to oilier occasions.
Tho Committee havecntploycd ns their Agents,
during the past year, J. W. Walker, C. S. S. and
Josephine S. drilling, John i. Selby nnd (uhs 1.
Stebbins. Tho territory over which these A;enli'
operated, is embraced within X. W. Pennsylvania,
Ohio nnd Michigan. The society has warm and
active friends in Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin nnd
Iowa, but to thrm wo hato been able to extend aid
only through tho Anti-Slavery Bugle. The paper
has a limited circulation in these Matt H list named,
aud is by our friends warmly welcomed ns an nnti
slavery instrumentality. From nil these localities
tho committee havo received repeated nnd most ur
gent solicitations for aid. But our limited means
and tho limited number of our lecturers has com
pelled us reluctantly to decline nny efl'ortsiii their
behalf, notwithstanding their assurance that such
eO'nrts could not fail of meeting tho most marked
and encouraging success.
Immediately after the last Anniversary, Mr.
Pillsbury, the ugeiit of the American A. S. Society
spent somo two or three weeks in Crawford Co. Pa.
and in the X.E. part of this state, whenco ho pro
ceeded in company with Mr. and Mis. tinning, lo
Michigan. Thero they spent (several weeks, very
acceptably to the friends there and with advantage
to the cansv. Their labors in that Male, were
closed by a general Convention at Adrian, which
hv invitation, J. W. Walker, ubo attended. At
ibis Convention a Slate Centra! Ctiimiitteo w as ap
pointed, to direct und prosecute the Anti-Slavery
operations of tho Mule. Between this Committee
and our own there has existed n friendly correspon
dence, and such co-operation as w as practicable.
Soon after this Convention, Giles B. Stebbins, of
Xcw York, visited Michigan ns our ngent. He
spent nearly three months in tho state, under the
direction of the Michigan Central Committer.
From Ihut committee wu have received the most u
buiidant assurance of the ability, fidelity nnd use
fulness of .Mr. Stcbbin's labors. Ho visited iiiilo a
number of places and was every whero well re
ceived. In Western Pennsylvania, John F. Selby, has la
bored during several months of the year uud his
labor have received high eomiiieiiilatiuiis from the
Abolitionist of that regiun. Cliai'len uinl Jose
phine Gritting, uluo spent two month thero w ith
grout advantage to the cause. Besides, w Inch, Mr.
Pillsbury ha lately held several successful meet
ing in that region. t
To labor in our own State, J. W. Walker has
devoted the time he ha spent as our agent tho past
year. Hi labors have been attended w ith their
usual good success. Mr. Pillsbury, Mr. nnd Mrs.
Oriffiug and J. F. Selby, have also visited various
place iu tho State, aud u 11 have largely contributed
to arouse public attoutipu in favor of freedom.
In connection with the Americuu Auti-Sluvcry
Society, arrangement havo been made fur more
extended and vigorou effort the turning Autumn.
Michigan, Indiana and Illinois will probably be
visited, and theuiuvt promising portion thoroughly
canvassed, by most efficient agent. In Uluo, too,
we hop to have the presence and aid of sumo of
our moat distinguished eastern friend iu auuie
Largo Auti-Sluvcry Conventions bitvc nut been
a numerous the last, a during umo previous
year. Our lecturers l.avo passed iuttly nruhiid
holding meeting iu town ami country coining in
direct and fauiiliur contact with the people fairly
cauvaasiug objections uud thoroughly tlisciisions
important iptcsliouu cuuuocti' J with the cntcipii e,
md inlroducii t nnti rlavery i.ut.li:iill' n
nl'i'liKR in'ere .t i tlini ro.itr I, nm' ll-.o, ,., t
m to embi"t- ll'ec iii e m.iy l- expected t'
i prrnianer.Ov and rolhhly its fii'nn .
A eonventioit of more than oi iii.ary importance,
i however. wn held in Cin inni'ii, in April but, by
the energetic eflorts of the the Cincinnati Swing 1
Circle. Like its pre. lc ctsors, it was designed to be
fiee to all il.i:';e of aiiti-plavei y persons, and x i 1 1 i
great firmness nnd libi'iality, in purpose was faith
fully executed. A largo majority of tho ineuibois
of th.it association are the pspeci il friends nf po
litical nnti nliiiery; nevertln'Iess, with entire Midi
alitv, they espei ially Invited Mr. (Janisoii, to their
In pint I'tit in, nnd stood by him, in the utterance of
his most radical anti-slavery sentiments. It is
also due to tho political anti slut cry men who pavti
cipnted in that lieu meeting, to k iv that they ex
hiliited lit! appreciation of free thought and fiee
speech, which showed thein iutellicntly ninl earn
nestlv the friends or universal fieedom, exhibiting
a marked contrast to some of the professedly anti
slavery leader among the churchmen, who Mood
aloof from the convention, and have Hiiccciuphvcd
them selves in niisiepiesciititi its character, nnd
laboring not only to pl.ti o Mr. fi.uii. on and hisl
inline liato syiop ithi ers, but al. o nil who will co
operate with them, in a filsc and ( .alioiis po.-'ilion.
Thu Anti-Slavery Bugle, the la d year has not
ini'leaseil tliu liiimljet' ot Its nib. ci ibers, tic ngli
many new ones have been added. This rc.-ult is in
uise.piencu i f the ailoptioit of a more rigid policy
regarding di limiient subsil ibers. The old plan of
ending Hie paper year lifter year to time who
neglect to pay, has not only been ruinous to r ur
friends, but profitless to the eiue e. The income
of the paper has, however, been somewhat increas
ed ocr previous years.
The Committee having heaid fnsiiei,l complaint,
of the diminutive, si.e of the i lieet, and us the
amount nf intelligence i ..continually on the inert a e,
and topics for ili.-cussion ef indispi nsible impor
tance coriiiuiiallv iiiultipl 'tig : beyi nd the rapacity
f the ;d ci't to eoininiit icalo to the public, tin'
Committee, some two months ago, rcmlvi I upon
an i nl.irgeinent i f the paper i i its present sir.e.
fhey were encouraged to this, trusting that a spirit
of improvement and progress on the part of tl.e
Committee, would le met with a corresponding
lisposition on the part of the abolitionists, tuoxtend
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in lis iniprovcn lorm lias aireairy neen liresentea lo
you, and you can now judge of tho vul.io of Hk-1
This enlargeinont has been edVcted at an expense
Id printing materials
of tiK) over the value of the
The expenses of publication for the last year,
apart from tho cost of enlargement,
hrr been ft 177
llcceipts on the paper 1 'Y.
as a liiallcrol
I'.x.vss of expe. . s over receipts ftol'i
Something less III in for any previous tear.
As a means of extending our ein ubit'n n, the
,t I r I. ?. .1 ..i
i onun nice nave icit it uopoi i.ioi to place I lie paper
at Ihe lowest possible price. Hence
experiment, they have resulted to oiler it in its
penses or publication arc inerea..d, (he price miiM
eventually also be advanced, rules the friends
the paper make a vigorous elliil loexlend it paying,
ircul ilion. tnuiiicn inwli-4,1 pre paying slibscri-
enlarged form nt its old price, ft 1,;"0. As the ox-
hers will un ci, tho expenses of iuiliLicVjit the
coming year. Is it unreasonable to suppose, Unit
Ihe anti-slavery of the West will furnish us that
Wo urgo upon all our subscribers nre-pavment.
It is better for all concerned. Paring the last year
tvo have cut off deliii'iiienis with a imlebtedliess
several hundred dollars perhaps double the sum
necessary to make up the excess of the expenditures
of the paper over its receipts din ing that time.
lor particular regarding the receipts from
source.-, the Society la icrerredlo the lleport -r
Treasurer. The gro. .. amount is ftoVOT.!: ; exceed-
ing tho contributions of last year by about ft I, mm.
This is to be sure, an insignificant sum compared
with tho work to bo net iplished. Yet with ecun-1
omy in its expenditure, and n hearty good will
its workers, much good we trust has been accom
plished, even with it, small as it nmy seem. With
it, the Committee havo kept in operation, ipiito our
usual nmouiit of lecturing agency. Hate paid
Sil'l) dollars of old debts, tome of them nf several
years' standing. Hate paid the cxiessof expendi
tures over the receipts of the paper. Have enlarged
tho paper to it present size, procuring new type
for tho publication, mid nro able to icwrt tho
available means of the S.cii.ly, exihi. ito of the
iliiee and other funds not now available, as entirely
adequate to meet all our indebtedness, A result
which at no previous time since its organization
ban its tVininittco been nblu to announce.
Wo nro able to make this favorable report,
part by the liberality of a friend, who has within
the last few months generously contributed .7o0
our funds, iu addition to most liberal previous do
nations. To tho Annual Fair, held nt Salem,
were indebted for most opportune pecuniary aid,
also, to the Sett ing Circle of Cincinnati uud Lces
tille. From Michigan, nlso, important nid has been
Tho Ladies of Adrian mid vicinity have
been especially active in their sett ing circle, whicli
has contributed to our funds through tin) Salem
Fair. These sources of aid, ndded to individual
contributions, have furnished the Committee-
means for prosecuting their labors.
Wo trust this favorable report of the financial
affair or tho Society will encourage all abolition
ist to contribute liberally A.r the continued pros
ecution of tho work. W hatever may now bo con
tributed, w ill not be absorbed iu the liipiidntion
Id debts, but will bo directly applied to tho estab
lishment of tho principle of freedom and iusticc
Tho magnificent prof mala of aid to the West
tho American Anti-Slavery Society, which
frieud.i lire here in part to i x cento, s,, ..i,mdnte
us to efforts corrcspondingry worthy ,,f tlrir
operation. Without doubt this me, tin" will
itself called upon to iniike lil.cnd prut h inn for
purpose, us well as fur ether neeesfaiy hil.ur.
Eleven year have passed i luce the orwinixatiun
of our Society, and inure than a score of year
ttio present unti-slavery movement wu
launched; mid yet the slave toil unrequited,
suffer unredressed. Tho master still rob
wrong him with a murderuu tyrant' hand,
our own North furnislu-a the guilty accomplice
thochiireh and government, who uphold the robbery
and perpetuate tho wrong. Our work, therefore,
Fellow Abolitionists, i still before us. Let us
ourceltt to it with u new cniite. ratiun,
augmented faith, m.d uii.ie dctermiin d labors.
The work, though slow, is sure of iid'omj lisbtiient.
Oaily nro new encouragements ihvclnping
Eannkt, iriisnLni.su m.ii.nv is
I'HIt'E OP OI K 81 (Its.
In behalf of the Executive Committee.
MARIUS R. ROBINSON.
TREASURER'S ANNUAL REPORT.
FROM AUGUST 22nd, 1852, TO AUGUST 27th,1853.
I'eieivedof I'ulilisliin Aent. on
A. S. Bugle.
On Pledge nnd Hoiiations,
riptt m to
ft I :t:!.fi;i
Paid to Agents,
I'o Kditor and Pub. Agent.
Obi Debt at Columbiana,
to Win. I.i.'litfoot,
to 0. C. Burleigh,
" " to tl. Kecne. printer,
Paper nnd Ink, for Bugle,
Press nnd Type,
On Ofiico Kent, Tax, Agents, Traveling
F.xjiensi'S, Postage, Fuel, liepairin';
Pic.is.tiriuf ingBilhi and Circulars, and
VI I.I II I1
la t iiiitin il
lars, nil of
Balance in Treasury, Aug. 27th,
Theindebli '.Inessof the S... iety.Mt il
nieclin;.:, was near seten bundle I dol
which has be i n aid.
There is now due to M. It. 1! b:n vti,
" ). Mini on,
" .1. Walker.
" 1'iibli-liing Agent,
" J. F. Sell v.
Of the III, shares of the live dollar slock taken
at the last anmi il meeting, twent-two idiarcs, a
niounliiig to .- 1 l'l, remain nn aid.
Of Plcilges that are two v ears old, $ 1 12 rein tin
unpaid. J. M MII.I.AX,
T.X'i.sui-'i ' If. A .'. s.
The under, igncd. iippoinli d by the Executive
Coniuiitlee to :iu lit the Treasurer's nc otuit, report
that they have examined bis Book... and find bis
to hi' con t.
7o7 Y I
1 1 "
ft 1 1,22!
Aug, 27th. 1853.
J'rtnli fil, assi -
nlh anniversary of the Western Anti Slavery Su-
l'"'.v wo fongraiuiaie oursrivcann.iiio prosperiiy
il. .... MM. ..I .1 1. .1 !..: lib.
laud hucccs which havo ntleiideil nnr enterpi isi-
. ..... ...
I politician may Mill to a great extent oppose, ns
1 ,,;,. w,lt( fl.o roorlo nro learning nnd loving
our ,i(H.,rj110 nl,re ,j iH.nr- '1 ,at alihmtgh
politicians, pass Fugitive SI ivo l,aws, nnd priest-
, hnoi la sani.tioii mid sanetily liiein, tne peoi.le
generally trample them in the lu,t. That ill-Liven
though J'l-csnlciiliul Phitli ims may plcdg.. their
compromises i Isd,.,!. of slay tv and to
i . . .
nnd sileiiee all agitation on li.. subict. the
'compromises are nullified, and ngilnllou shakes
die nation to itscclilm. Tl at iu spile of bolts,
bars nnd blood-hound , ihe ' under-ground rail
road is iloing a iniglily business, without col
listoii nt trains, bursting ol engines, or ever
.in, f ., U ., I " L l I. I I. .. ,.....,!...
,. . . , fl i',,1.,
i ouicii is iiioiiio iieaveu mm e.iriu nil1) an uiai
j is under the earth, tu e xtend its pott er mid do
'Inininn. it is onlv trovinr that its davs are nioo-
bend nnd me fast fiui.-hing and, 'finally, llial
nl'j ful ,,, 'vcu discus-ion i asserting ilsi If iiiievery
I subject, no matter hotv sacr. I or lime honored,
that ivlali s to the interests, rights or n .-ioii.,ibil-
itiesol the race of man.
AVWiW, lli rr'oti; That we L'l.idlv "ltd our-
selves iincw for our glorious conflict, cheered
past nehicyenu in.:, and greatly encouraged
the lulurc pio. pccla, doubly assured of the rtght
lousiic. s of our cause, mid never doubting of our
final uud p rfect Iriuinph.
Iiit'ilvtil, That the anti slavery enterprise
but u continuation f llm Hi-volution of 1 77
a practical nppluath n of its doctrine that "All
men lire created rijii.-.l," to universal mail a new
and better lli.st.cnsatioii. Hiiri ilimr the Lhwul fitnl
its mm.m sacrifice ,,f that which went before, nnd
which i lily established the liberty of the strong
to enslave the weak, limit r the unincof republican
, freedom mid whose objects ate to be secured,
by vioh nco mid slaughter, but by a menial mi
ilium! regeneration of tint people, through
proclamation id' truth, nnd tho practice of love
uinl gisx w ill lo lu- li.
Jitsnhril, That tho formation of nny political
party for the overthrow of slavery, abates nothing
Ironi tbo liigli character or importance ol
inoveim tit, tho work of politic being nt best,
the framing of tho public sentiment regenerated
and reformed by our presentation of tho truth,
in I o statutes; uud not tho regenerating of
public conscience and character.
lirttAirtl, That so long; ns political action con
fine itself to it legitimate work, nnd does
attempt to iliefato or control ours, by any nppli
catioii of its philosophy or method, there need
bo no controversy between us. Hut nil wo
to enunciate thu unconditional nnd uncompromis
ing doctrine of immediate ami universal ciunii-
eip.iliou, calling on till to abandon tbo sin,
the fellowship, governmental nnd rcligioiis.nl'
sinner, wo can never add to our real influence
cflcctiva force by tho use of u fa'so philosophy,
or by abating in nny way nr degree, our twenty
aud dcvuliou to our distinctive principles.
Wherein, Tho LYiixtitulii.n of the United
States being u compact among all tho citizens,
each with all mid all with each, for tho perform-
unco ot certain things therein specified ;
whereas, tiniung tho things therein specified is
uiuiutuiuaucu of slavery by all the forces of
country, military, naval and financial, by Ihe sur
render of the lugitivo lo his master, by giving
the slaveholder u bonus of political power on
nltivo property; tlicivtore,
Jiisottiil, J hut to support tho Constitution
tho L'uiled Slates by un oath of iillcgianeo to
or by voting uudcrit, which is equivalent tu Hitch
an oath, is necessarily a viulalion of the
principle et niitl-slavcry.
lletiilctil, That iu thu controversy upon
constitutional guarantee for slavery, thu pusitiou
aud opinion of the Free Soil party nro uot In
learned from thn declaration of private or public
individuals, on their own responsibility ; but
thu official proceedings, tho resolutions, speeches
mid addresses ot committers, caucuses and
volitions, representing the. party, and from
kclnnition of members of Congress, when
fore their auuthrru Confessors they make solemn
profcHsiou of loyalty to tho Constitution
L'nion, with slavery cursing nud corrupting
uot only iu the Kouthrcu, but iu ull the States.
lieiuttedf Unit until tho leader uud represen
tative incu of the Free Soil party shall, iu
caucuses, conventions, Congress,
everywhere, nssumo uud maintain that tho
stitutiou i a thoroughly anti-slavery instrument,
denying tho legal cxislcncu of slavery everywhere
in Stuto or Territory, nud holding every
claimant ns a kidnapper and pirate, to bo elevated
Ui tho gallows rather than tho Presidency,
must lull regard tho ton ty a alike, responsible
for slavery w ith tho Whigiindlieuiocralie parties;
and an oath to support the Constitution, or
lor nliollii r to take thatoatli, Immorality reach
ing to un cudoi. cinciit uud direct support of
vi ry, with nil its criinrp, curst s and calamities,
ttlnievr in the I'uion it is e: tablishcj or exi-t'j
i.i a ly lorcign rum-
'iri il li oin Ins w He nti'i
Wilt-Kin, SI ivi ry exists ill tliiseounli y because
the s! avch il'kr i a respected, a popular, nnd an
honored man : an 1
117oros, Slavery will disappear so soo;t ns
si ivclmMi'i's sh:.ll 1 lone tlie rcsp it and cotilidciiee
of the masses, nnd bo placed in the ranks, nt
other ( l imiiials ; there fore,
Ii'ist,!ie. 1" li.it these who ciitnti nance and
sustain nu ll ehtiri he, rush governments, nn 1
"her in ilitutions ns give n position nf honor,
lioin sty, or if toleration even, to the slavi hol
'Jim.iki, di r, are. giving to the institution its most efficient
aid and mpp .it.
,'(.' '(,., Tliiit tho recent sl ivo rise in Cin
cinnati the fuv.t execution of the infamous slave
catchinjr latv in Ohio reveals, if possible, more
ilcarly than any prceeeiling one, tlio entire stt
pf in u y of the slave power, and the sen ilily mid
vassal isr - of Ohio nnd of nil the nominally fire
iWrro That it. is a iiioeki rv cif (ruth, nn 1
., itis-tilt to the comniom st tindi istaiiding, to call
"hid a free, State, while n husband mid father,
innocent of iriuie, may be s
ans, in his own hoti.s', drag
hi'tiilcfs iuf mis, c ii lie.l bound over our public
j llmioitghfaiYs', confine. 1 ill otii'liolcls, iiieai'eelated
i J,, our jails, mi l ili ivctt he avily inanaelcd tliroiisrh
the sti Is of our (Jueen City, the wlede sane-
,'nl1''"'11"'1' ''V ll'C siipn tne law of the
lali'l, ns announced ntui expoiiinlud by the highest
judicial authority of (lie nation.
1 h'i "'In (, That our Stato Oon.Mitulion whicli
ih elaics slavery shall not exist in our territory
is trodden under foot. Tho celebrated )nli
nance w hich avows the same thing is made a util
ity nnd Ohio is but the spiritless vassal of n ecu.
Ira I slave hohlin; oligarchy, so Ion;; ns Ik r cili
r.ens stvciis tillegiam c to t-a It a con. lit ill ion,
nnd accepts inch an interpretation ns Judge Mc
Lean has announced in his recent ileei doii.
iK'rs.Jif.. That that ih ci-iou truly represents
the opinions of the popular eh ireh, of the great
political parlii.s of the country, nnd accurately
pre-, tils the settled pdiey and permanent intent
of ntir gnvcl'llllli nt.
iisoli o, That, loyalty to such a government,
whatever advantages wo may enjoy under it, is
infidelity to lilnrty and treason to (!od.
Hi .h(t, That ns Slavery originate in, nnd
is sustained by the spirit of force or the princi
ple that the stonger physically or numerically
,;ly rulo. nnd runt ml the weaker which was
irKt andrildest ilcveloivcinent of man, a spirit
which pervades not only government and liclig
ion, but Society in all its departments nf city,
iieighborhoisl and family inlluenccH, thus giving
a healthy hut all powerful support to American
Slavery, Therefore we can mid do rely imt on
ly upon h lchli' to the principle of Justice that
to every man his inborn rights, but more
especially upon the spirit of l,oy.'( that secures!
!,. I T . .b , . ..
nil -1 I i" t ' -i 1 1 mi , i it'll, un uiiii ifl lib iin'.ii.
1 ,.,.,;..;. .' ...i.i... i vi .v..- i. i il.
ale nnd t hi. ieiil one for
loin lo occupy.
is the most
the trlie lovers of free-
REMARKS OF MR. PILLSBURY.
FIRST DAY. A. M.
Th" i r--t scries of re dulions being under
com iileratioii, PaiUcr Pillsbury said: I hate notli
ing prepared to so y. I assure, y..n speech makers
next to slates are Ihe most nnl'oiinn.iie people in
the world, fof it i expected liny will always be
n ady to entertain an audi' m e, when nothing is
further from the truth. No persons have lo make
greater effort than those whose business it N to
speak. Wo had a minister iu our region once who
was invited to make a prayer al n Freemason's
celebration. He was no Mason, mid was iutilcd
merely out of courtesy. lie pnved that tied,
would instruct him Tor what to pray, and thai il
there wi nui lnjlil in Free Masonry, it miJit be
set on a candlestick and not be hid under a bush
el, us it had altt a vs been. They remonstrated w ith
liini for his insinuations, but he mo tvered " if you
tup a barrel, you must take the liiiii- r as it runs."
I think the remark is pertinent to my ca-o.
We hate come together to endeavor to elevate
higher ami higher the standard of freedom. We
should begin this year w here w e left oil' last year.
Wc ought not to be satisfied with previous attain
ment. This is an age of progress, and we should
bo sure we are not violating its demands, .Men
dread all change, bate all innovation. We are not
of that class. Our numbers are small this morn
ing, but we nro not to be discouraged by the sinall
ness of our numbers. If we possess imy potter
over other associations, if we arc as we claim, the
effective moving power of the age, our Mrcngth
lies in our distinctiveness. We can not gather
strength by gathering numbers, tvo m e as likely
to do it by aurrifn iinj number. There are iihiihj
men and women in tho world, and our greatest
calamity would be to bo numbered with many
What ice havo to do, is to hold up tho standard
of truth; not to gather numbers, but to bear
that standard. Our is tho Christian movement
tho ago. All Christians reject us, it is true; in
language of u Hebrew poet, "we nro despised ami
rejected of men," if not "men of sorrows and
nccjuuinlcd with grief." Wo havo no form
"comeliness"' in popular estimation, still wc
thu only Christian enterprise in existence in
laud. I I peak this w ithout arrogance and
modesty and meekness. I do not mean to
that wo uro all christians in tho true sense as viduals,
or that there are not Christians outside
our organization, I make the claim only for
movement. I judge by the fruit that is borne.
judge nil political parties, governmental institut
ions, churches and pulpits by thn same standard,
the fruit they bring forth. We havo many enter
prises iu Ihe country; there is tho temperance
claiming to bo a work of philanthropy.
claim to be foremost in its advocacy, but the enter
prise has degenerated into n political movement.
Tho Miiinc J.nw is thought to bo its Messiah.
honor the men who are endeavoring to enact
execute that law; but I regard it as n mistaken
policy. 1 make these remarks in illustration
tho idea that ours is the only christian inotemcnt
lif the age. The Temperance inoteiiient has come
Ihe' ! r"!y "l"'n ,"',lto forcuund violence. They stritc
in this way to cast tho devils out of the ruin-seller,
(and I think ho must bo possessed of devils,
Slary fllagilalene has no descendant.) But
i not tho instrumentality which Uud ha
Then there i the Freo Soil party, composed
some bravo men, und 1 du nut know but some brave
women. It character i of the (aiuo kind, it
upun force. When it shall hate enacted ti
without an army or uavy to enforce it, it will prove
to bo no law.
It ha eomo to that, that there is nothing called
reformatory, which i nor tupported by tho amis
of thn io. Tl... M . ".
" '" 'oaine i,aw tvouhl lio notion
without it. And the truth is il, l... II...
the cartridge box are to hang on ihe tame belt.
The billot iH i,y Hie paper current y ol which
is ihe 1 1 -t-t' it- 'redemption. (Applau.-c.)
the church, 1 will say she only claims to bo
eUur. h hti'.it.i.u! (w hi. li incu,-, luililai'.t ). (f inch
I t.t were multiplied thmughon, ,,
, . . . .
isiw And the great a
ter.) Wo have never hid a war so iiil'nnon,
which tho church has not been glad to aid and
sanctify in tho nunc of tho Father, Son And lbl)
I i host.
At tho very time nur murderous armies were
ravaging Mexico, the OcnTal Assembly of tho
Presbyterian church passed a vote of disaproha
tion, beenii 'O tho (Imirwnt had "y''''"'
eh'ijititiit from the F.piseopal Church than from
others. Everywhere the Church is connected with
the military power of the nation. She furin.dies
the chaplains, and from her portals go forth tin?
biiteherers of mankind. But she say we are infi
dels. As to that, I think it plain riiongh to nil
present, that if ours bo not a Christian movement,
there is none. We rely upon truth and upon tied
Io I say too much, when I say that otherwise then!
is no longer any faith in moral power ? Po you
remember tho very expressive words of him who
"spake n never man spake." "When tho son of
man coinelh, shall he find faith nn earth?" Weru
he to come now, would he find faith in truth, failK
in tbo (lospel? He would find faith ill the ballot
box, the bullet and the bombshell, but it seemi to
me men have lost faith in truth, and all conception
of what truth is. Wo talk of moral suasion, and
they tell us we. must have the Maine l,nw, that
moral sua ion is exhausted. I venture to fay we
know nothing of the power of moral suasion.
1 heard a man say in New York, that moral run-
sion had 1 n proved itiellieaeiout.'. Why. said he,
'' We tried it last winter in Sing Sing. Wo went
to the runiscllor and plead w ith him carefully nnd
tearfully, ami pointed thein to the prison wall i,
and assured them we should have them tin if at
lat"! 1'iil he know anything of moral suasion t
Bui be is like most people.
Moral suasion exhausted! Why what Inn been
done? More seiuioii:' have been preached on in
fant bapti M in one church alone, th in have been
pre iched in forty on the moral aspects of temper
ance. l.e icver the churches shall engage aa
.ealously on ih subject of temperance as they have
on those doctrines peculiar totheiuselves, when they
have ransacked heaven, e irth, nnd all that is under
the earth, to lind motives for temperance reasons
why every man should wash his hands and gar
incuts clean from the contamination of intemper
ance, w hen they shall have vi aincd the rinnseller
as they hate us of our infidelity, they may begin
lo talk about having exhausted moral . uasion, mi l
must resort to the law.
I say again the world has l".,t faith in truth and
moral potter. Eighteen hundred year ago the
cause of truth relied not on ballots or bullets. Iti
diosen apostles were clad in the ariicr of truth,
ind armed ttith burning words instead of spe.u t
m l sttords, ami that generation did n pa.-., away
stir to the (ien
lilc could say iu view of all hi experience, " I am
not a.-haincd of the (iospcl of Chri l, lor n i the
potter of l!od unto saltation." Unwind and . till
onward the mighty work went, until it was said
' behold they hate filled .teruralein w ith Ins d ie
nines," and scarcely three centuries had passed,
before the emperor of Home struck the eagle from
his banners, ami inscribed tho cross thereon, and
tva . b ipti.ed iu the name of the de .pisi.d .i..neiic.
Hut that day passed, corruption entered, and the
millennium came Hot by the conversion of the
world to the church, but the church to the world
And there has been scarcely nny progress therein
since. But (bid has preserved a cho, en H'cd nut
side, nil the work h is gone on. Now tvclnue (he A.
Slavery cau-e to rebuke the rottcnnessofthechurch
md ei, lighten th" gross darkness oT the age. X
reformer is appreciated, Jesus was crucified as il
malefactor. Fiery poise ulioii attends ihesi'i vanl i
of find. Wo must share the same fate. If we do
not eomiier by truth, we shall in tcempier at nil
If we ever sneered, it will be by Ihe same instill
mentality by which ihe Jewish Church was ovei-
throtvn, ami Ihe Koiiian potter made captive. The
Church consigns us to perdition, and as for me, I
am willing to go then', 1 lute the term infidel
better than Christian. I look back uud see how
lereniiah, Confucius, and Soeraies were reecitcj,
uid honoring their heroism as I do, ami cherishing
is I do their spirit, I am ready and willing to rhai c
their fate. If these moral heroes are lo go lo hell,
I will go with them. But I will lell you wh it wr
will ito, we will gather ourselves there a we do
here, and we will plant the Sahara of II. II with
oasis of beauty and lote, mid Ihe angel: of he iten
will come down ttiih us. (lircat ap lause.) I say
I welcome the term infidel. It matters not what
we are called, let ns see that our in-th in are just,
that our religion is iu our lid', let us pursue the
work we hate to do in our own country, the over
throw of oppression, assured that ttft shall stand
iu the sight of our judge, with utishackeled mill
ions, to testify to tbo fidelity of our course, and 1
know that with sin h a iW of witnesses, the case.
will go in our favor,
I rejoice in our reproach. 1 would not exchange
position with tho highest functionary of Slate or
Church. 1 love (ho cause in wnieh we are engaged .
I lovo to begin Heaven here, by cultivating its spirit,
inhaling its atmosphere, mid allying myself to Ihe
brave men aud women w ho hat e gone bsfore.
REMARKS OF MR. FOSTER.
P. M. 1ST. DAY,
The first series i f resolutions being before Ihe
meeting, Stephen Foster said :
Pardon me, Mr. President, if I digress from the
subject before us and make some general remarks.
What nro wo here for? W hat is Ihe work lo be
done ? What i' Ihe material to labor with and who
arc the men totlo lh6 work? The object, the menus,
the men; those, are the important ends of inquiry.
Is the object one worthy of effort ? If so, wc ishould
make it. Wc should not touch a good eiiusc w ith
the hand of indolence uud indifference. Thin i i
the trouble with the political movement. It is so
heartless. It shocks the feelings of rv'tybndy, ninf
brings the eiiuso into contempt. Vast number,,
hat e approached thi movement, only to curse it by
their indifference. What enabled Peter the Hermit
lo arouse nil Europe to a crusade. Nothing bH
the high and holy zeal which tired his soul. Ho
tlid not approach Ihe reason of men he did not
attempt it. F'iroof soul, nud not strength of intel
lect give men success. Wo do not want men of
intellect, wc want hrarl, icul, eimfidriice in truth,
and humanity. Thi nation already kuoH t rnnuc.h
lo ubolish slavery, knows it is wrong anil should be
put uwuy. But it ho not thn heart, and our work
is with tho heart. AVe innst hilror togeueratc prin
ciplc. Wo uro u.v tii forget (hat there arc three
millions of nun and women iu thi country who
arc deprived of everything wo rnjoy. When we
assoeblte with our lotd ones, w e forget that they
hate none but mo roiulcined to bondage won e than
death itself. What we wunt is to look away from
oiirxcitcj, and fix our eyes on the slave toiling in
the rice or cotton swamps for a muster. We want
our souk, filled w ith n iccpli n ef the awful mtig
niiu-h if thai system which, is. swallowing tip ii;