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elinttlohood every li-inr.
Wc think wo hlvo little power. Without fcclim
wo b u s no power. Wo wtint Icoling. There is
n it a ml if wk ran nit work ofirtivly if
his ho.irt is fight. I kmoif we tiro ull liable to hit
tiiun wesknos. let oh this occasion look away
from smrowndinjt "mhs and see the pall of slavery
spread over lln Inn., tho separation of husbands
nnd iV!. of mother, ami children, to moot 110
tn rft till Tta judgement
Whut ii horid picture !
millions, and n-lti'-!ti tueiity human I
Could wo see it here to-ilay were a Minister to tour
A chihl from ft mntlior'ii nrnn before 111, how wo
rush to tho rcsouo, braving nil the dangers
of death', yet there nro thousands, thus robbed every i
day rntil wo hood it not. Hut lot us endeavor to!
keep Ihc.iu things before our minds.
Wc nro said to ho tiion of one idea. 1 glory in j
it. If it shall hu Kii.l .,f mo in hcariiur of tho
universe, that I Isirn some humble part in tho work
if abolishing Amorioiiii Shivery, I nsk no more.
What nro tho moans for thin work ? I regret In mm; j
no muoli waste of effort. We have thousands and j
hundred oT thousand ut work, hut wo do not tho
work of A score, Nino-tenths of uurotfort Ik wnr e
tliAn )o.t. Many nro seduced !y tho I i-l i lull of
1'oMion. Hot .show nil- n particle nf goo.) which has
1 ;n done hy politioiil notion. The hoft ti ih ol
U han Immmi utterly lnwtilo to truth and rijrhto nis-liii.-M.
It ha. i hoou oharaotorir.od hy treachery nnd
fruud. It hai htvl the i-ffii-t to iiiidormiiio the con
fidence iriucn in truth mid mankind, and U doinj; a
unit ilo.idonin anil diniilrnm work on the moral
ren-'O of tho cotiiiiiuiiity. The iiuostion which eve
ly jcirly raises in not w hat in riht, hut w hat is avail
utile? Hence, in some Stutos, we ceo Free Soili-ui
iiiiinlf;ainiiliti with IVtiineriiey, ami in others with
Whiery. Its iuflneiicc is far more destructive to
thu moral xenso than utiythin thoy can do. This
is iinti-slavory onorjy worse than wasted. Wc
must fldhorn iiiiiloviatiindtf tu iirifiithc us the oiitv'.
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ineiins of iloiiitf this work, nnd wo must he in earn-
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est, nlnl tell the slarllinif trnlhs we liiivedisoovercd,
in iiiicIi u way ns to startle. Aim ns to the men
who are to do this work. It is not tlio Fosters or
l'ill ihurys or darrisons. The work is tho entire
renovation of rommiinily. Wo eainiot e,ot at the
.'immunity, hut you are in daily contact with it.
Vou, tho people, are the ones to do the work, nnd
itrikenff the fetter uf tho sl.ne. Wo nro your
liiimhle coadjutors. Vou can do the work w ithout
ii., hut wo cannot do it without Tho work is
yours. Wc should lint let mi iipmrtuuity pa"
without striking n hlowaml niakinmi impression.
1 wish wo could inspire such n feeling ns we used
I.. .1.. i ni, f..,.tf..1d Tl.,i . ....... ..r u '
was to fy evoryiMsiy pray in;. I wi.-n I renin pi
yon ull to prayini; for the slave, not ns we ued to
pray in revivals, hut hy taking i'i;;ht hold and
le) tho work that is to he done
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VLI1C tl 1 1 - XI l IM I) C V 11 0 It Cl IC.
Kalrm, !. s.)i'inin'r :t, iN.f:!.
SLAVERY IN OHIO.
"There shall he neither slavery nor involuntary
icrviliide in Ohio." Such has heen the hoasl el
our State. Such (ho prohihilion of the celel.raled
. iliiiii in e the nraiiie law or the North West
Territory. And yet Ohio mil in larc toil. The
hushi'id and the f.ilher can anywhere ho torn fivm
hi dcfencelosx wife and helplesn hahos, marehed
with heavy inaii.i. lo., guarded hy forcieii rulfians
wilh pi,.ti Is ami hludeotiH, thnaioh the pi-iucipal
1 1 reels i f our Queen City. Ohm is ( slttrtli'iltliii;
Stiitt . It is a mockery to liherty, mi insult to truth,
nil outrageous lie to cull her free. Her ow n citizoi s
may not work slaves on their farms or in their shops,
lint any foreign scoundrel, like Kllintonor Miller,
may seize whomsoever ho pi'in-"s, hind htm with
ropos, manacle him with irons, confine him in ls d
room ii of tho hotel, or in the county jail, Carry him
wheresoever lie pleases upon nil our thiiroiiejifanv:,
anil march him tlinmli the most puhlie streets id
mr metropolis. And n Justice uf the Supremo
Court will sanction it nil, nullify our Insisted ordi-
nance, al.ro.'ati! nnr State Constitution, und set im
; I iM-rv as ulsive (hul und all that is called (lo I.
What Jude Mi Loan and the mass nf the people
helicvo to Im' our compact w ith shivery, they execute.
( Ihio is hut the ignominious, hpir'itlcss vassal nf the
i lave power: the general ejovcrnment, the hae in
: Iruiueut of her Kiihjuatinti. The nerthrow id
stn ll a monstrous pow rr, the crushing of so servile,
ii i unjust and oppressive n povornmeiit, is the incv
itahle duty of every man who respects justiienr
love. i liherty. Wc summon you, fellow- iii.ens of
Ohio, to this work. It in tho work of this ae of
this day. The slave, (iod ami justice di uuiinl it at
your hands. You may not refuse without incurring
tho puilt of complicity with the oppressor.
I'oad tho soul sickening account of tho Cincin
nati idavo case. Head Jude McLean's decision,
nnd you cannot fail to feel ns we feel, tho utter
poverty of lan;;uaei! to express the minejed disgust
und indignation, tho hiiiniliutin conviction of our
degradation, when you learn that that decision is the
representative of tho morality, tho repaid for lil
oi'ty and Helf-rcspcet of tho nverwliohiiiiij' mass of
(he American people. Let it he know n and li It hy nil
(hat Ohio is n lihivo-eatcliin and slavdioldin State.
Shall nho ho redeemed? Let tho people unswer,
und not tho demaoueij und priests, nnd wo shall
yet h.ivo hope.
The ifh'ovh nrticlc wiiH wiittoli 0r (he litst week's
paper. Since tMn another outrage hns heen per
petrated in Cincinnati, hy the authority of one of
our htato judees. Wo nimt every thing elte to
make room for tho atrocious outrage.
From the Cincinnati Commercial.
ANOTHER SLAVE CASE!
ACTION OF JUDGE FLINN.
THREE SLAVES REMANDED.
Latri on Thnrwhiy, tho littlo Ktt.imer Tropic, Cap
tain Sain. French, on her way from I'ittshursh to
(St. Louis, landed near the foot nf .roadway, linv
inp on board an passengers three nerorn, younp
jnnn of eighteen, named "Kdward," un elderly wo
tnnii, named "Hannah," nnd a little girl of not more
than ten years, named "KiiiMvn," und A gentleman
n niiied Lemuel Lipsey. The three negrorB were
in no way related; they had heen purchased in Vir
ginia hy Mcn-rs. Lemuel Doty and JaiiH B Ambrose
idave holderf, nf Holuieiipoiinty, MisBisaippi. Tho
vtuvea had heen rntrmitert to the enre of Mr. Lip
ley, who undertook to dtliver them in Missis sippi.
It hecame know n that the. slaves were on a stea
mer tied to the Ohio f liork, rind a rit of hala ns
corpus was sued out nnd the parties hrclight hefore
Judge Klinn, of tlio Criminal Court, yesterday, at
two o'clock P. M.
Messrs. Jolliffc and Chathell uppen'red lor the
colored people, and i'.x Judge Key for the defence.
At a rpiai tor pa. I two, Judge l'linn rai l, "we
re uow ready!" rroceed v.ith ilie cc e."
river; ho liuI been in irons lor it woi ; I cUovc I Lis
master's namo wan IMy; hid lived on tho H;g Nm
wouhl 'dy, in Virginia: diiln't want to leave then;, I tit
w as male to; didn't want to down tic
(I in. til the
returns niv ma le to the w lit.
lnJi'o Tlimi -W.iwill iii'iuiio int tin
Let the boy K Iward cjiiio lornid 1
Hero 1 lie ugoiit fur Holy inn Ambrose tool; the
slave w mum iiml girl to tin; water tank, mio -ideo!
tlio court room, and remained there tmlil it wasdo-
iiiiI' l that they should l.o releii-ol 'n.n nil iu-
tody, save that of tlio Shorill' l
Kdward stated that ho "ivn .1 ft ivo; ili.ln't ko.-.w
w ho ow ned him lion ; ho ;i ju t sold
-IViti't )' want to i-o with your
; 1 want to lo froo; 1 want to ho
a iroo man.
Mr. .Jollill'e I must object to this examination
in thin form. More was u man ihargcl willi i.
orimo, in nomades in the free Sialo id' (ihio.
Mr. Key (honi'ht th" oxtimin.itioti w is rj or.
F.dvvard I want Mr. Jollillo I'm lnv lawyer.
Judjre l'linn i; Iw.ird, y .ii mo utid. r no l.
traint are you?
Kdwnn! Xi rir.
The woninii Ilannah v.iki lmw l.nujdit forward
to tlio hen. h, mid stated that ho was n hl. ve
didn't know her nee, was mid last week; lilu't
mint to come al first, hut was muro willing now In-:
. auso they told her that lierchildieii uliould i mm
oil I el'ole Iijttfr: .-ho Was willing to pi to Mi .isi-'-ippi
if they wouldn't n 11 hera'ain, and wouldn't keep
her children link. She "Towel Mr. I.ip-oj
wouldn't iil ii"o hoi;" she "wa-n't afraid nf him,"
"I klmw fieedi in 'ud l ea (.Meat hie :an' to me, hut
he sai s if I'll jr.i he'll l.rinjj up my childiun. 1
ain't loii to lio, and I w nut to see them. I 'low
he'll keep Ine; this child ain't mine, 1 take cure id
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Mr. Ji.lhlT. As a counsellor in this court, I nsk
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lor the rijilit to converse witlimv client Ulanmih)
who is now in the very clutches of (hu tlave trader.
She cannot miswer freely
Mr. Key Wo deny that rdic is your client.
Jude Klinn I lmll remand the woman and
child on her Ftatomeiit that she is willing to on.
Mr. Jollillo; What, hefore th- ret. nil of the
writ and without examination? 1 demand the ri;rlit
to have uu interview with my client.
Mr. Key. The pntleiiuui (Mr. Jollifl', ) would'
siihstitnle one kind of slavery for anothei he
would I'ciuovn Hannah In in the in todv of hoi
r to Ins own. I ol.jeit and maintain lor
andhcr rieht to on to Mi-.-ii-jis.i.i if rhc
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lint here arc ihreo pi r ons on the lice soil id'Ohioi
jaud olio of them in irons! I deny that llicy are to
he eoiisidi.-red as ulavs. If the slave trader can
Lrin- his .half Is 1,1 r free soil let it Ir nnnouii-
I al ! and h t tie
'migration that has avnulcl
lave Stat. :, and made Ohio rich and populous, he
warned that Ohio too is a i lac State; that lin y
may t linn its hold. a . I w ant I appioa' hilii; the
slae w oiuanj to p ll this -orrow :t:';kn slae that
he may .hire to . -ay slio v ants to I o lice to re
main hero and mlicil aid to Iniy the childi. ii whotn
tho slave trader will never tlti'l prolilahlu lo hrin;.'
her in Misi- ippi. Her fate is nln ndy sad en-
nigh torn from her children und Io nic hut the
future is darker, lu the name or Hit lit and Human
lustic-i in the name of Law. I ask that my client
may he properly instructed in her rights.
Mr. Key replied that the slave woman had staled
her coiilidcn. e in her martcrniid her willingness to
no on with him.
Judge Klinn We shall i"in and tie; woman nnd
the child as they admit a desire too.
Mr. Jollill'c -The child has said in. thing.
ll. ro Mr. Jollill'e r"a. the act relating lo hal.c
as corpus, mid stated tho classes of ca sea al i.-ing
under the law
I submit that it is.n.it H'cessnrv lliat person:!
shuiild claim the benefit of the writ or l e, awnre ol
its advantage.'. Cncper Ilauscr, thnur h wrecked
in intellect, might lie rc.iclloil lroni the iliingcolu i l
With all due respect to the Court I inn. t say that
it lias erreii m deciinr,!' I Ins cim) w illinut aiL'uiiient
Mr. Ji.litfc 1 he court cutm .1 i
without te-ti ny and before the rclurns made
the writ. 1 Imnethe Court will interfere b. Ivvecn
the slave trader and his victims, so far us to civo
the latter all the belli lit nf the laws of Ohio. Jell'
l ies himself would never refuse a counsellor the
light to colli, r w ith his clients.
Judge Klinn You can confer; hut this ca. e w ill
Mr. Jollill'c I implore the Court to stay so r.i. h
and illegal a proceeding; the liberty of human be
ings is at stake. And h t me ink this Court if it
should allovy in its preseneo this man in irons while
he is charged with no crime?
Here the sheiiH altcinplcd In remove, tho man
acles from the man, but found them d o tightly riv
ited. fcveral ihts-iiis uiidcrl.k to a. si: t the Slier-
ill', hut it was impossible to unlock tin in; the man
was finally taken to a blacksmith shop vvliuo the
irons were cut off w ith a cold chUd.)
.Mr. Key did not wish thu slaves, to bo deluded
by Mr. Jollill'c- let thcmgovhorctheycho.vc. Wc
want to hear the nubia-cl wish of the woman.
Judge l'linn I understand ymi wi.-h to go on
down the riv er.
Slave woman Yes; t 'low he'll bring my chil
dren; I Tow he wont Fi ll me.
Judge l'linn Mr. Shcrilf, you may
Mr. Jollillo (interrupting) I I eg the Court to
rellcct that Iheiecan he (indecision of this case
without argument nnd w ithout ictunioto the writ,
w hich are not yet made.
Judge l'linn Tho question in whether (he de
tention of these persons is illegal. We hiivo an
undoubted right to tiicstiort them ns to their (1c
sireH; if they do not uow know w hether they aro il
legally detained, they would not lifter being closet
ed with rfllinsf I. Tho woman may he remanded.
Mr. Key And thcro in tho little girl; I mippnac
she may be remanded also lo the custody of the
Mr. JollilTe protested ho raid the little giif Was
still in hie rare as his client.
Judge Fliiin. We don't think so. The child
has heen in the care of the slave woman, Hannah.
Mr. Jollifl'e. Hear me a moment.
Judge Flinn. We w ill hear no more. We don't
sit hero to contribute to agitation.
Mr. Jollillo. The case hat. not heen argued I
am not Mich a fool as to urguc the ease before the
return's to the writ!
Judge Flinn I will not be outraged by debate
after a decision.
Mr. Jollifl'e. Then vou will 'decide this "real
case without a hearing? Two returns are iicccsf.v
Judge 1 linn. Sit down, sir!
Mr. Jullifle. 1 (hall do bo, hut I toll thm conn
that I know my rights uud that it hat- ni rhadoiv
of poivi r thus to treat a cr.un:,clor in the di.chaigc
ot his duty. Si. mc tie m thomiclves wife to In ten
I nnv lie i ominitted for c"titemit
fined mid I omro i ly f r ciili"-.
Ju l 'o I'M., ii. W o shall do. i lo th.
iidi...!fVi in di -mi - i d.
Nlr. J.iiii'l'e ---Are tli.'-e i;er on n ,
-I mav In
t a i
I .o k to the steamer?
lo I; o I'liiin Kiolit I o k to the ste-.uuer. -he
y i she i:i w illiny;.
Mi . Jollifi'o She Ins not hoon ' Worn.
Judi-e I'liiili Mr. Slierilf, dioniss the t'ouri!
Mr. ) oiliil'i' I il l; time to draw up n hill id cx
.I'.uhro l'linii Von tan do so, l.iit the iae will
l o derided excopt us 1 1 tho in in lave; his ta we
a:e rc idv tooxaininc.
Mr. Jollillo What is the dcci ion of tho Court,
what ll-i order?
In I " Minn. Mr. Shoiiir, yon will take these
two I er -i. n tliewoniau ll innah and tho o il -
and rot urn them to the cuvtudy t.f iho.-e fioiu whom
they were taken; mid yon cm take snlliiieiit li.rce
t-' cnclile V'U to do so.'
lie) uty Mii iill Carson, -ioppin m ai tho Jn l;:c.
ludoe, I wi uld like to have the order of the Court.
Judi'o I'liiin to Mr. Carson.) Neior iniu I the
order never mind tho order nou-r mind the
Thin occurred at five minute- tiftet 8, I'. M. The
l'oputy Mi-i UT, nided hy K'verul uliiocrs took the
woman nnd litllo t;irl I'rotu tlio coin t room, dow n
'''"'i in n o.irri i;;o, in waiting, and drove rap.
' ".V ""' Ciiiitijrtoii ferry where they were taken
M' loss the Ohm luer to Kentucky.!
Some time hoin reipiire.i hy Mr. Key to pivp are
tho returns to tha writ, mid l.y Mr. Jollillo to pre
pare a hill of exceptions, tlio court took a tec s for
Jitd'e Klinn roturiied to the court room, mid im
mediately on on taking taking the hem h, raid:
I shall dismiss this case without n hearing, I
refuse to hear the ease. I learn that tho tianers are
made out o hrin the case hefore another Jnde,
as soon as I fin V decided it here.
Mr. Jollillo. No papers ore madeoiit in thi'iasc
of the man K lwnrd now hefore the Court.
Jud;'e I'liiin. Wc refuse to try the caie.
Mr. Key. We on our part insist on hein.f hoard.
Mr. Jolli fro. I herohy tender tho Court my hill
Jude l'linn. We ill" linal.l'' fo read tin- Inanit
script, hut with son ... ..err'-Vf' .ns w; will colt id. r
1 1 Ic-e n lonjr nnd sharp discussion arose lu twecii'
' ""' 1 "" "' "' " " sl:,,r'i '" ""'
I i: I ,1. .. 1:1 lie i . .. .1 .. I .1
''" '"' "' '"" """ter. I ho t-omt state. 1 tn it itn
' rl.al order in i i not I o v. part nf the rocoid, me!
th.it Ic; ilo.v .1 tl.j slaves in eo to (he loat, nnd
cd tin .' hci ill'
'I'll" return to the vrit nnd Mr. Jolliilc'u cxicp
lion therein worf 'mw to id l.y Mr. Key.
Mr. Jollifl',- - t th'' d in, in. I .T coined for the
I ivo Ir nlor, the ( '.airt h'a.i chan;o d it uleci. i in, and
will hear the ca-e.
Mr. Key. Mr. Lip-oy i ; not , ;d ive-ti.ckr
to!1""11 ll'" "' way about midway he) wool
! Unvidway and Sycamore streets. II ad reason t
.Mr. Key l to the stand C.i.t. l'reiu
tho steamer Tropic.
M:. JolHlIo.--We nhjivt to tho cv i.lenco of the
Captain und Clerk uf the slcainer, ua they uru pal-j
Judge Klinn. The Clerk und ('upturn me la.t
inlcro-ied, nnd m ay appear its tvitilesacs.
.Mr. JoUillo, These parties may have a vital in
terest in this case, ns they may he responsible to the
owner nf the slaves for their safekeeping. They
may have a deeper interest than Mr. Lipsey himself,
or any body else.
Judge ITinti. It is certainly not 'iiy province to
e-ue is at w hat may hi: fancied truth the objection
ij ovi rr'il.'d.
('apt, Samuel J?. French sv'ni. Was Captain of,
the . (earner Tropic. The black man Kdivard cam?
aboard in a Hat, and that was tho last he had seen
of him until yesterday.
Tho witne- s said he had stopped at H inging
I lock about three minutes, mid did not there tio up.
Stopped at I'ortsmoiith about four lours, and made
at fa't. Landed at thi Cincinnati wharf,
I o'clock I'. M., (Tuo-.hiy,) and made the
! ,"',i' vc lliat during the night the m
os w ere take
to Covington, but did not know the fact of his, own
knowledge, nor how th y o.unc back. I la I been on
the river : ince Is' io, and carried a great many .-laves,
llenerall.y lauded on the Kenan l:y aide when ho
Could W ith I IVO:'.
Mr. Jo'.liile. What did y.ai do lint Tor.
Capt. French. --'.o avoid trouble.
.Mr. Jolliire. With .Vh'itn?
('apt. French. The Al.oliiioni. t.s of Cincinnati,
p ii t i. ul nly.
Mr. Jollill'e. Tlmt'j right. They nro a danger
Capt. Ficiith. Had lauded ill Cincinnati with
cargoes of slaves Komeilmes, Never he.ud of a
slc.'.inlicat Captain who refused to Iraic.poii slaves.
Tho slaves while being transported were generally
loo. e, but M'luciliuc.i in chains,
Mr. lie no, sworn. W,i.i clerk id ihe .-tcaiuor
Tropie; 'I'lio I.l.irk child, Mr. Lipsey had puichascd
for a friend of his in Mississippi. Know (hat tho
negroes were during the night tuk'ti to Covington,
fid not n:o tin in taken oil the f ont, hut saw them
returning. I'M will d was ironed while mi thu boat.
Hero Judge Key iunuircd of Mr. Jollill'e, whelher
it was true (hat n warrant had been sworn out
against I nptmu Mcncli, tor ns.-ault and battery on
tho negro, nnd ah.o against Mr. Lip.-cy, for tin
same alleged oll'cnce, and was informed that such a
movement certainly had heen made. Judge Key
thought that a very unnecessary and uncalled for
piece of laisiuoifi. Sir. Jollill'e was sorry to dilfer
with Judge Key, but thought the action taken nec
essary. ('apt. French was recalled by Jinlj e Koy. Ho
staled that it wns customary for slaves, on boats
that mado himfingn at this port, to he taken to Cov
ington. When a landing could not. be cllected.
they were taken along shore to ihe fi rry boat, nnd
by that removed over the river.
Mr. Lipsey, sworn, liesidesin llolmcr Co., Miss.
Became acquainted w ilh the boy Kdward, three or
four days ago, at Louisa, Law rente Co., Kentucky,
on Ilig Sandy Liver. Lcuni. I IMy had I'l'oughl
the negro from Virginia. Left Louisa on Sunday
morning last, for llit- mouth of liig Sandy. Mtrrrs.
Ioty and Ambrose. d.-ired him to take the boy home
with him they w i re owners of the toy TMyiwd
Ambrose were at present t n gaged in pun basing
negroes, and taking them to the Snuili -partly for
use on their own plantations, and parity for sale
They would keep for thrir own ine, the favorites
among those bought, nnd tell the rc: t. The boy
Kdward had t.dd him il.nl he h id be.-n purchased.
Kdvvaid laid he nine hi Inn-" 1 tn a mall now living
in Cnyingi. ni, (Col. Hani. ) ivio iol.. wi It. Itmce
Lid take tilt- lie,-1. v to K iiiii. l.y. and l-nlgcd
'hem in n i' T.i:i.'. ki'i t f a ib .t pot p. . i I y a Mr
lindini'. W a ii I e that Ml. iMy
ni he In I oxen i- I ni f jv.ii-i-
it I im in j ail in I. j';i n I'oty
vne l . .piri'i! plunt.ilioli :. Lut h'j'l
.1 no ; in par'ner di'p , e!iiel!y lor llivii
hut exi oeiin;; to sell vitne. The hoy
iw ii i. w n ii
K lv a d h :d
set up n i c laim to freedom.
Cross I'.x iinined Arrive i a' the wh I'l'in thecvo
liiii;; male an nil an res- f ill e'lotto I Hid in K y
Soon took Kdivard ovr to Kontiicky: walked with
linn to the fen y ho.it l.iu liii:' I. of' Holme (',,.,
Miss., in company with IV.ty mid AinVro-e. N .1
tr Holing t,.r his he illh.
I Mr. Jollillo !o you kiuw li .w much was riven
Ml. I,ip-oy.Mr. l. ty s.ii I tint 1..; ;'vo ur
Mr. Jolliire.-Tli.it' i a pretty fur pi ice fur u
hirn ",n s nil, isn't it ?
Je.Je Key. Xi.l fir a mjiiI -that cann t l.i
hiitht. The s nil i-i never a i l.u
Mr. Pi. o, sworn. I.ived in l.uuii i, Low rence ( 'o.,
Ky.: wain I iwvcr hy prod.--ion. Kih'W Kdwai.l
is n small hoy ; Kdward was uKmt twenty years
old; Kdward ht on to him that he was perfectly
willing to ro miuiIi, end was iiun h ple iscd with hi:'
Mr. I! ine, sworn. I!e ode 1 in I. uii ille, Ky.
Had heen nut to Virginia, with the purpusc of pur
idci' in;r slaves. Tho hoy (Ivlivanl) appeared l.ioh
ly plo'iie.l with his new mater, I'ti l expressed
oratilieatioii at the i lea i f iioinj; south ; had once
heen south as fir as Louisville iiiiJ wi.-licd to i;ee
more. Mr. li.iuo had t ikeii iiiiiiiormis jr ines of
slaves hy this city, nnd was hettter Ksted as to the
difficulties: that miht he eiicountervd hero than
Mr. I.lps' y. If. el for several years ma lu a husinef
uf I'lnim; slaves in Va., mi l taking them South,
tleiierally sold thoni in the New Orleans market,
lie piloted the men having charge of tho slaves
to the house of .Mr. I!. ikes, in Covington, where
thov were safclv kent. lie knew where that cs
tahii-hment was very well, n ho had often occasion
to lode droves of M'-,r,M,H in it while taking them
south; in walking from the hteiiuer to the ferry
hunt le: Vi'pt.i's near the water's eil',e us was con-
veniont; psik particular Citr"! to do so. Ho tmk n
drove of neros down the river nho'lt two months
a;;o, ami kept them nt iii'ht in Hake's liouso in
Covini-ti.il ; took tliym f. un here to Iuisilln on
the sti atiirr Alviu Ada'tiis; em-rally used (he mail
hoats, as they were the fastest and most regular.
In the case of the nej'ioe.i day hefore yetcrd iy,
he ave directions I'm- them to he left in Covinton
to stall, hut tie
.'plain delayed after the hour
l).ike, neir tl
ow nod the I, iv
sin;, ot el' him
Mil 1 Allllli) '
.ill- 1 f !,.. to f. et river's e l;;e,
when p i .sing from the steamer tn tho ferry. It
was roipli walking hut ho did not know whether
or let he walked over itoiies nrtilici.illy put down.
One thing w.i.i certain ho did not walk in the
Mr. J dill'... Who kcop.i that clave pen over
Iheic in Covington? Ve'i know what 1 mean l.y
.1 clave p'M?
I Mr. Halle. O, I know what yoil mcen very well
It ia l;. pt I y Mr. H ikes. Jle has a room in his
! 1 1 i e with Lais i.f ir.ni a. ro.s tho windows' for
tlio accommodation of persons taking slaves down
the liver. 1 have patronized him many a time
when I've bec:i buy'ni'' u;i slaves
Mr. Jidill'c.' Whero is this slavo pen?
Mr. il me -lt is near (ho landing as you go tip
from the ferry, on (he first street that runs cast alid
Mr. Jolifle What w"rc you charged for keeping!
slaves in this phico over night 1 .
Mr. .'.ine (lenerally M for the us" of the room,
nnd soc.'othing for hoard hesido.'
Mri Joliil'o Vou have heen in Virginia purchas
ing slaves you say is that your regular business.
Mr. llano It is, and 1 have followed ft for seve
Mr. Jolill'e You Vnovv Mr. Doty nnd Mr. Ambrose-were
they not purelia.iiig hlave to tell
again' as you were?
Mr. llano. They were not ; and had th" rtdVan
lage over me, us it was understood that they had
plantations of their own, and wanted negroes for
their own use. They could for that reason huy
' ..I - 11. ... I .... I I I , I .... . . .1 ..
cucap i t rt.it ., alio i-imni ci ncii.'r lllera mail
1 I, and some licit i cOuM not get at all.'
Mr. J. They could got some that you could not
get nny way ; now would not the offer of a higher
: price generally bring them?
Mr. I!. Yes, live or ten dollars extra, generally
turned the scale, if I wmited them that bad
Mr. J. II ovv long did you say that you had been
ngagod in this IniMiiess.
Mr. 1!. About ton years.
Mr. J In that time you have hoii"ht and sold n
good many negroes, I suppose?
Mr. 11 Yvd. tl great many.
Mr. J How many, perhaps?
Mr. 11 Well, I should think n thousand, nny
how; uud I have sold fie- jthers. I suppose, that
I have sold in tho last ten years, three thousand
Mr. J All colors?
Mr. U Aye. from whiter than myself lo as black
as Xcd, here. (Ned is very black.) f never ipies
tioiicd a bill of sale.
Sir. J. I suppose you wolibl sell a Herman or
an Irishman, all the same as a negro, if the bill of
sale was iliily made out.
Hero this conversation was interrupted by ii
suggestion Unit Hs relations to thu ease at issue
were not' very Intimate. At the moment of flu
interruption Mr. llano was apparently hesitaiing
whether to say that he really would cell a Herman
or Irishman, as suggested. He exprrarrd his
knowledge that the conversation just hoi.) was not
exactly peitinont, nnd said that he had replied to
tho attorney's interrogatories for tho purpose of
Jild"0 Key hero rrtlrd the defence He offered
for Ihe consideration of the Court tho Cod of Vir
ginia, the Code of Mi.-siseippi, and tho Revised
Statutes of Kentucky
Mr. Jolliflo stated that, lis f";crythitig he desired
had boon proven by the defence, he would offer no
evidence. He desired (he Court to adjoin n until 0
or 10 o'clock Saturday morning, that he might
have time to prepare his argument. He expected
to puss the ipieslion of S(.i(c jln irdiction, know
ing that the, Court had often imliesilatinlv exer
cised jnrisdiclion over boala fastened to the Ohio
idiore. He expected him lo do so in (hip cue, und
asked time to prepare his argument.
Judge Fliiin was avvsie theie was a wide conflict
Mr. Jollifte dwelt upon the importune of th
case, tho great questions it brought lip and the
intereste involvi d, and urged that lime should be
granted for mature deliberation and elaborate ar
gument Judge l'linn h id certain enyigemenlr for Saiui
lay, and di I in t wi. h to be compelled to break
ilinii, but would give up he lime if S'1"1 iei on
wi!-. fho.vn wbv he idionld.
.lu lo Key i.tateJ tliat lie did not wish to nrgti1
'the c iso ,it lotii;th. if - it Im.iro.l n propositiim of(
Mr. Jolli.'!'', il.nt a -hu hroiight l.y hit master
in' ( hi) fie,, iio r.Ni '(.t!'! law vrdisputf Jj
Uat l.efo.k iln: eroiui I it it was tue ,;e.ioral
: j to tran ii.oit si i j aloii.-r thu Ohio CitCr, nrnl
Im jersoirt so tninsj o:tii t t!io:u had, anion
other in. ideiit.il -rii!-;;o, tl.o liplit to take th. m
ibiw the Oh.o hank wIiimo, ai m this ca.e, tl.eie
was n iiece-siiy f ,r doiiu c. Tli.it ji merely an
iini.l.-nt il riht of nit i.ilion. On this point there
woio decision l to he n lelie J to ; l.c i l. llti -il, and i
:eNei.il analouiu. '1 he identical was hy Jud.'e
Hea l, when en tin; hen, h i.f the Supreme Court
of (Ihio, in ll'i. All the main points wore pre-i-cly
us in this c.i e.
Mr. Jollillo icf. rrc l to the recent ceLd.r.ito I de
cision of Ju l;oj I', liiuiid i, in a c i t aualau .ns, mid
st i'.-1 that he had other authorities, some w ith him
and lioine in his lihrarv. II'! took hio id icroimds
and advance ! propositions of universal l eiriti;.',
and still a-ke. f..r time.
JuJoi! Key a-k.) I Mr. lollitlo to rlate tho pjintu
ho expo. ted to liial.e, and ho dolihled not, hu Would
admit most of them. Ilo wished to make no dis
pl iv. hut to eivo the fueti mi l tho law, dispsion
I'o c'lJisideraiioti. He sio'eoto to Mr. JollilTe, to
throw out ell thai ui iriclovant, uu I ured him
tu stop his vexaiium suit iialnst (hi! Captain of (he
Jropic, and others, lor assault nnd halt.'ry on th"
d no, and if.'t rid of the "stuil," that he was con
fnsiii;; the case w ith. He considered tlut r ii.-li n
reasoinililo toursi; would much facilitate thu inves.
ti.'atioti of tlio ea"0.
Mr. Jolitfe would not heir to any arrangement
ir niinpromisos, he wiihed tiinu to prepare his
irj'iiment, und then that the Court should grunt it
Judge IT,.,., in.(..ired as to tho pr..hal..: lemtth I
of time that colili
. no.ll l lOllilllltl! Ill 1111 iireii-,1,.,1.
JuJge Key staled that bin argument would occu
py but n few minute
Mr. JolifT... said that hi: mil t ho allow t t tlirve ol
four hours most lilrtdy four hoiiis.
f.t tliisniiniiiiticcinout Judg;i! Flinu fUil.leiily
ilccidcd In hear tlio argument tit once, mid ns, it
was prowiiiff dark, or lore. catnllcu to )c brought.
Ilo said lie lia I engaii;einonts for Hatiu Jay. whicli
lie did not fed inclined lo break, mid ns counsel
wished ti' lnat-.o sfirTh'es nf milv.i-oti'.'ilile lengtli,
ho would give lliem nil niglit lo do it in. Can- j
illi-H were brought and Mr. Jollillo iiroceedcd
with his aigtiiiient.
After full arritui'iit by cotfisi l, (tlio lateness
of the I'onr . firevoiitiii" t lie piildfcaf Wi of the
speechc:,) Judge Fi.l.NS decided lliat t lie slave
Kdward had Holbein " loought into tlio State
of ( Ihio," within tlio meaning of tho law, nnd
that he blmtil.l lie returned by the tilicriir to flic
eusbsly wheneo he wan taken.
Au'l at ten o'clock tip- al.ivc Kdward )vii tya-
k- ii to the Kentucky si.lu uf the llliio, where he
was :u cured vriili (h'o two other i-l.ives nbuve
LETTER FROM, FRANCES D. GAGE.
CLEVELAND, Aug. 22.
not surprised to
hear of my being in Ohio, for I think 1 have alrea
dy notified yon that I havo boon invited to mve my
aid and inllueneo fo tho cniio of Temporoncc ut
the w hole ) orld's Convention, in Xevv York, mid
though tfio way wa.i long, I reaolvcd to lav too
cares of the household, for n time, 11)1011 tho should
ers of my daughter, w ho cheerfully, oven joyously
issuiiieii the liurllien, that mother might go forth
to work in the good cause according, to her strength.
Ohio is my native .State. as tlio child turns to its
mother with yearning love;, Cven so my heart comes
hack to its homo of early yearn, nnd I am now
thrilled with joy ns I seo nnd hear tho indications
f reform on tho subject of Temperance, which are
now gleaming out from all part of tho country.
u win mc general idea 01 ine Woman s fctato Tem
perance Society to call a Convention at the time of
(ho Slate Fair, at I'ayton. Ko filter hour could
have been chosen, than the 0110 w hen tho Isme and
sinew of thu hind were met together to celebrate
their success through tho year, to give honor nnd
praise to labor uud usefulness, to spread a brighter
and inure beautiful Imlo above the liMd of Agricul
ture, Mechanics, Arts uud f'ci' nccs, to all the
friends of Tewprriilic? to,cihur,'lo sprak a wi;ln.r
ing rebuke to (boss w,,, ,irv producing in our g.!nial
soil, the rich' girt ' of (iod, 1111 1 torturing tlicm into
d"rp and il'nk ciirs.s, w ith whicli to blight nnd
and w ither the he.irU of humanity. Now i.i the
time for the mothers of tho land to rpcaU to let
their influence be felt. Let them do even ns 1 do,
lay their homo duties upon others for a little while,
and go to Hay ton, resolved to give their aid tn re
deem humanity from that fonrful ill, which ever
w ill nnd ever must, while it in tolerated in Society,
fall with iln heaviest weight upon the head of wo
man, as w ife ami mother. Let no one stay iithome
who is not lioiiml there by duty: nnd let us, ns
women, prove the saying true, that " Woman rules
the world;" and on this subject, at least, make 1111
effort to rulo Intemperance out of the beautiful'
State of Ohio.
I 11111 as ever,
FRANCES D. GAGE.
Tin. Imuvna Si.Avt Cak. The slayi eajn at
Indianapolis, which h is produced considerable rx
eilement there, was concluded on Saturday, by nn
order of (he I'. S. Commissioner to release John
Freeman from j.iil.w here he had been confined i.incc
the 'Jlst.of June last as a fugitive slave. The Slate
Srnlinrl says "The claimant, P. Kllington nf
Missouri, after and examination of the testimony
adduced by Freeman's counsel, wa.i convinced tint
he had claimed ' Ihe wrong man,' and through his
oounFcl, J A. Li: tin, withdrew the claim
1 " The testimony is clear as to his being an en
lirely rfiH'errnl person from the 'Sam' cl liinf 1 as
having tun away from (iieenup tiunt.v Kentucky
ft is also proved without a dm hi, that the latter is
now in Canada Freeman was identilied by wit
nor.es of exrr llent eharacler, now in Ceorgia and
Alabama, as K ing a free colored man who lived 111
(icorgia until IMI
' . civil suit will be 111: united by Freeman aaini t
P. Ellington for falrc impfi.'onmcut, and pro.-es
i'ssued accordingly. The damask claimed i $1(1,.
noo. This ease will come up tor trial at the next
term of the Circuit Court, thf fourth . Monday in
Oetohe'r. - True . lunrrat.
THE NEWS IN BRIEF
The Xew Hampshire State Free. Soil Convention
met ut Walfnrd on the 24th inst. Moses Tuck and
John P. Hale wi re the principal1 speakers. Free
Soil dovlrinc.i were advocated and Ihe Fugitive Slave
l..nv denounced, MY Kale ilainiing that the only
irmedy I'm that act was to be found in a denned
iltaohmcnt to Free Kill principle:!, l'ovvn that way
hey :cnn t i think tint pnty Ihl a future,
W-isiiim.tox, Monday Augmt
is iftdnlKini;. n tii.amiiiMe ty-lnt toward tlio Ad
inini-tnition ' ' '' ;
A gentlunmn msJicJ him WJie AtlP 1hit
White Hon." Ifrt feplir I. wifh li- nfonwi r'j ft-
. ".o, ', no. f ; Mr gu in ,n i.imnre
So; TcKry of the Inferior soiit a mj.-ige to bii.i
ilnil (h w,is a Jloi itor cf l-ind Cffic-c to ho
npiK.iiite I in. tho .St. Louis Cuni"e ionnl M.itris.1,
and reiiec t" ! tin- Colonel to furnW th Doprt-
ment with tic; name ol por;tl 10 Mil Hie ,y -.cmii.
"1'IJ Inot .ind, ' I - hii 6 no nnmc li.
present, mid were I tw livq to.lo 1 uhj Mylliu;
salch, nnd the A li.iini-trn'i'Ti should I ft luii,
I would hnv no favor to o-k t.f It." ' '. ..
The uic..niit;ar lliuil :ii l, "I'ol.nnd, I will in
form the Sueietiity Joii have ho lianic to ifl!iv'V-i
"Xi, Sir," said the voneral.lc hut, now imlii?rMUt
Hullioiiitt, "convey my mi'wer, .Sir, In my own
pre.'iso hiliillai'e, Sir."
SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN
The member.! and flicndi of tin) American Anti
Slavery H.ciott rirji hereby liVliflc'd I lint a semi
annual meeting of thf; Society vlff ho hdj ot 8Y-
HACl'Sr!, X, ) ., in Wieting's Hall, on Thi hsiav
mi l I'll low, Sept. Leilinml .10lh. Al thin i de
signed for the -j.ivi.il a.Moiiiniod iti.-n of our Wes tern
coadjutor, at well as for Ihe fin iherniite uf
our cause generally, it is hope, I that a full repre
sentation will be present, in the spirit and witlilhe
zeal oT primitivo iils.lit'otiisiii. F.vory effort w ill
be made by the fii'.'ii.fs in Syracuse In give a her-
..it r ..11,,... ii., I',, ,w i.r.,..',..nl.li tll.iart
',.;. ,.,,(:. fr.(i)l ,fj.i,(,.;' frH U m
r .l .....I ,1... . . i r..iV..,.. Tl.
--"le .. ....
meeting of the series will he li'dd on Tiickmiav, at
liiuM.k, A M.
fif bijia'tf of this F.xecutivt! Committee,
WM. LLOYD GARRISON. President.
OVKXtV 11. (i.w
(ireyti Plain Annual Meeting ot: f'rogrc-nvc
Friciida will ." held ut Oreen i'liiin, Claik Co., O ,
.m the second seventh dav in the 1 itlt mo., 1H53.
Friend.'! here will bo tjiff'tbifd to Imvo the company
of all who feel an interest in tic movement.
The Ohio Yearly meeting of Progresnivc Friend i
will be held at Salem Columbiana County Ohio.
Commencing u'n Sevciitliduy the 2 Ith of (be Ninth
month If ":l. All interested in (do iiroinoiion of
practical religion nnd human progression arc invi
ted to attend and participate in its deliberations.
WOMAN'S STATE TEMPERANCE CONVENTION.
t Tiic State Temperance Societt or the Wohch
or Ohio, WH hold a meeting yXUayhn ou IIV(r
ihiij' the 'Jlst of Sqitcmlter, tlio day of the opening
of tho Statu Fair.
c ..,. , ,. 1 , ,
Auxiliary Sovicjie aro rcojiie.atc.il to send dele
gates, and voiinticji which lmve jooi jet , organiied
branch societies,' it in hopcJ wiff defer doing to no
longer. Lc every woiunrt who approves the prin
ciples nnd, olu'eytH of tlini Society, and wishes to
promote it iiurost, considor herself a member,
und seo to it that her tow u'and county aro repre
sented. Dnsiness of importance la to oomo before tho
meeting; in addition tn w hieh, reports wo trust will
he presented from nil parts of tho State; nnd snort
addresses from Mrs, (Jago and others miiy ho. ex
The present is nn important crisis In tbeproerei.i
of the Temperance reform in Ohio, and while thoro
ia great reason fur encouragement nnd' fitypn,' thoro
... I .1. .....' 1 .ut '. " ' . . .
is iieeo uiav every invcr 01 lii'j cuase suolttu put
forth unwonted energy in lu' behalf at the rircscnt
Wonmti'a sufferings from iutempernnroarc :o.in
ifoldand iinnioasiirablo; nomi lmve creator inditre
ments than she to labor for its overthrow; and it ia
conceded l.y ull, that women can do ,11110 ;,to aid
ibis noblo cntrrnriao.' Le,tj us, tljetil( luivj" a full
mi'etiiij, nnd fr' e c. iisiiUo'tio'n iv'm to-our future
mode i f ilctinn; t'.nd wo will licji" bt,fnro .iinother
yeius has p.uiscd, to disband with a Mniuo Law
I5y order of the Omiuittoe, 1 i . " .
J. C. BATEHAM, Pres't
r.iperii throughout the Stato arc renucsled !
WOMEN'S RIGHTS CONVENTIONS.
NATIONAL WOMAN'S SIGHTS CONVENTION.
A Cam.. I'lirsnmit to a vote of iidjoiirniiiont,
pifsst'd lit tho Woman's Rights. Convention held at
Syracuse,' September, hth, lit fi and 11th, loW, R
('onv.'iition will be hnld at Clovrlartl, Ohio, the Mh
and (ith of October. iNiit, to eoosidcr the flights oj
Citizen-hip, nnd in 'how far Women nro untitled
All persons, Men nnd Women, who are willing
to discuss the great ipirstioux of llumsn Rights,
irrespective nf sex, aro invited to participate in ihe
proceedings of the Convention, nnd .tloio. aid, ht
easting In their mile to the treasury of Thought, in
the '1 ruth. r . -
E. OAKES, SMITH.
In behslf of the Central Committee. '
Brooklyn, L. L, May 16,1853.
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Coats, Verts, Pants, Ac , Made to Ordrr and W.ir-
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The Tailoring Fiu 'lm-m in all his Urati' hes, iMtr-
ried on as heieiolore.
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