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OF THE ELEVENTH ANNIVERSARY
Of the Western Anti-Slavery Society,assembled in
Friends Meeting House, Salem, Ohio, August
Friends Meeting House, Salem, Ohio, August 27th,1853.
REMARKS OF MR. BARKER.
2ND DAY, A, M.
Joseph Tlirkcr spoke nt length, defining hi po
sition and recapitulating his course of Action lis n
Vcformnr in England. Ho said ho would vote for
1ny man who would go for the smallest measure of
freedom nml abatement of Slavery. Fur himself
lie wns in favor of the entire nlsditlon of Slnvcrv
'everywhere, hut whilo declaring this, purpose, he
Tvoul'l go with nny party an far ns it went to secure
Ic o4jct If (hut compromise he was n
"compromiser. Ho hail met with ninny Free Suilers
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lhecause.n.n.avwl.r..,', li.i.'al .lM.IWS.ml.ta.
if was 'such nn arnditionist ; tho first
wi iimh on iimerican son, no gavo nonce 01 ins
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.vin.i.i. up n'nn.it' n i ill...-.,. ..hi rn iirihi iu vip.i-
If he had 1-eeu voter at tho last election, he
ahould have voted f-r n I'. Hale. Whether he
were righto, wrong, he did not know. w llllK,lt
Ik, .Mch.-,vo.L Ho felt as if he were nn ultra
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nytirmcin thermite. Ho tlim;ht llirro were two
nd the .Mliet in delecting likenesses in men mid
u4 4hat he was of the latter
His ej natrlly dxed upontl,e trsemhlanees he-!
we.n Hk altra nholitioiiisM nnd all others, ami he
W.S..V5 tlw inauirv, "What can I ,h in ennneetion
With thm all?" If he were Wmnj, ho should like
to I put right. ' He did not pr..n to know what
Wert the Lest moans for nl.ollhlnir Maverv.
Whether ixdlth al a,-tion were riL-ht or not. it must
rsditieal Parties, or t support ihelr naners. He!'"
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would give tnein Ins vote, put Ins money should go
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to support the instrnnientulities il tho ultra nlsdi-
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tioiusts, hecnuse they went tho farthest nnd usked
the most. He was not n nonresistaut, nnd that left
lie right to speak and writo and print, in endeavor-1
ing to spraad the must liliernl principle.
thing he could co-operuto heartily with tho ultra
aholitiotiist. He grtulgeil every cent ho gavo to
him free to act politically when other could not.
He felt free to work with thoso who are, nml those
who arc not, politicians. Whether this made him
a trimmer or not ho did not know, ho waited for
more light, lie thought somu of the ultra aboli
tionists had not hope enough, nnd that they did Hot
give political nlsditiunists us much credit n they
deserved. The latter w ere doing nioro
less harm than the former acknowledged.
the slaveholders sny of the Free Soil party is n good
U'st hy which to judge whether or not it is doing
anything against slavery.
REMARKS OF MR. FOSTER.
2ND DAY, A, M.
Stephen Foster said tho question was, shall we
as men liceomo part nnd parcel of a pro-tdavcry
(lovernment, and help enact und execute the laws?
Ho said no. ' Ho would remark in the first place
that we had a great work to do, nnd few to do it.
We ought not to tnko work upon ourselves which
other can do. If it were not absolutely necessary
that wo slwiuld aid in carrying on improvements,
w6 shoiihljlenve them to other hands, that is, if wo
could do it without detriment to the cause. Could
we accomplish any good hy political action T What
wa tho effect of tho vote? It was first to npMint
men to office to writo on tho statute hisiks certain
laws. Well, if people regarded their statute laws,
it was worth while to try to get tho right kind of
legislation. But ho would affirm that the law had
no binding forco on tho hearts nnd consciences of
the people. No matter what was tho character of
tho statutes, wc had only one. law in the country,
and that wa written on tlio hearts of men. Colored
men voted in Obcrlin in spite of tho Constitution,
Women might vote if they only had courage
enough to demand it in a body.
So with the fugitive slave law. Where tho public
sentiment was in favor ef it, the slave is taken back,
hut ho ciaild not 13 seized w here it wns not. In
Cincinnati he is veiled, hut not in Salem If the
law were of any consequence, public opinion would
conform to it everywhere. In lloston, Sim was
taken in violation of M iHsachusctts law: had ho been
in Worccster.the fugitive law would have been tram
pled under fis.t. What w o wanted was a renovated
public sentiment, that would settle tho wholo ques
tion of lawi Every official in tho country was
not an executor of the law, but tho degraded
tsd of public opinion. Of what uso to change
tho law, then. Ho know it might ho said that
tho people had such rospoct for law that
shaped public opinion. Ho denied it. The Amer
ican people feared neither Oisl or man. Why then
wnsto time in getting the law altered when it hud
nn controlling inlluenco after hoing changed?
said secondly, that it wn not only unnecessary
go into politics, hut destructive to moral principle
Tho best party (tho Freo Soil) proposed to deliver
up fugitives and put down insurrections of slaves,
li nan not given an iiiuiiinuoii io mo contrary.
t ouia wo. innocently join a party wnicu woum
Hlnvtsry to any extent? Ho would join a party
the fugitive luw if it would do no moro
hut if it propose.! to put Uowu slavo insurrections,
lie wouiu noi ininn oi ii.
Another reason for not engaging in political
action is, that wo might remain free from suspicion
of interested motives. As soon as wo begun to
jHiliticully, it would bo said wo wanted office.
Voting novor mado un abolitionist. Separate polit-
leul nnti-slavery action was fatal policy. We hud
more anti-slavery legislation before tho tree Moil
party was formed, than since.
Again, ho hud another objection to political
tion, and especially to Freo Soil. It wns, thnt
held itself ready to unito with cither of tho other
parties provided it could share tho spoils of office
Such a party could havo no moral power.
Another objection w as, that it tendency wa
make Slavery popular and respectable. It must
made villainous before it can he put away.
voting we sent mon to Congress to sit down with
vilest of the human race, pirate and robber,
to hind us nnd themselves to ahido hy laws which
conjointly shull mnko. What effect oould
Iat upon the slaveholder? We could not do more
to sustain him in hi position, excopt by joining
the Church with him. Y should turn our back
upon him, and say ho is a villain and we cannot
associate with him. And if we could not do
ourselves we should not send our Representative
to do it. We should treat tho endorser in the same
way a we do the principal. When we went to
ballot-box, we associate with thoso who nro necen-
sarily villains, that is, if they undersUsnl their posi-
sltion. Ho had rathor stand as a honto-thirf at
great duy of accounts, than a a Whig or Ifcunocrat.
Thoro wa not a Whig or Ikmiocrut i" the house
who had not stolen his neighbor's child, you, who
Jjd uot plundered hundred cradle since
rising of the sun. They were Icgrco'e endorsers,
more infenml liy Tur thnn hn. Children wore stolen
cradle plundered who did it ? Who hut those
who made and support the Constitution mid law?1
This is tho kind of company Freo Holler were
keeping. Nn gmsl i to ho accomplished in thisj
Look over the result of political Action mid .
eompnro them Willi tho result of moral Action. '
No living nnti-slavery action could lie found except ,
in the track of old organization, moral suasion, nnti-
LETTER FROM FRANCIS BARRY.
To M. R. Robinson, Parker Pillsbury, Abby Foster
and others, in convention assembled.
l'Hn you, nnd your noldc and hruvc coadjutors,
devolve tho work of freeing the slave. That this
result is to he effected In nnd through a change in
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' this change nirylo more easily wmuy
i """""K'' . "PP1" ,0 t,,C Cimscience, in regard
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morals in general, and inculcating the principles
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rwe"k"hei,,,,l,,'',il,"m,,rr,,n"r "'""T' ,'-l"vo "
'ullier elTurt. nr l,v elcvnlinir (he limn nf nolilie
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of trno Christianity, seem to he n question Imjior
I J'"1' n"W ? C"! .m , ,e httn ' ,
I ,c m'.,r0 1 c"H,,,"'f ."! m7 ,,',","n' 1 ,
I m vain to hs.k for the .(W,,m where the Xm
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I Hlll,,..l t. tit r.t M-.ll. tl.n utli1nr
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liirti.ti Alrlmttifli vrtnr holn liua nlmiitt: nil ff itnn l
"1 " "n ""r " ln". " 1 I
""mrd of .1.0 ohstruct.on you have f und
hiU0 Wn ",.r',,w1n ,I,vro "0 P"I,M-
! nr. "vI'H"n",,' 'ct ml V' h"l ' "ccure your
'Jct w.th.Mit mo.I.llin vritti thfir theories or their
. " a nun nope, j
"J"". ' "" "t R" for to prove.
"rIf-ti M reformers, claim for n ,h,m Christianity
thn m.u Aotwlilnln lltn l.nutM nf till trim rnf, .nil
'''he Reformer need hope f ir success only so far ns
he can instill into tho munis ot men the iiinuu-
al idea of the Christian Religion. This idea
nm" " w " ,re,,w"' u,tt9
where, a ninn, that we are to treat every humnn
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! heing n Another self, that salvation, hero or clse-
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1 whero, is to ho olitained only hy hein' truo to our
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Hint tins i h vmii hone, your past,
nature nml obligations. With the popular relig
ion, w ith it meaningless ceremonies nnd Imposing
arrangements, this nlen must be, nnd is, unceas
ingly nnd eternally nt war. Popular religionists,
during tho time that they aro not throwing stum
bling blocks in the way of Reformers, aro occupy
ing tho time nnd attention of tho people, which
otherwise might be devoted to suffering Humanity,
' with fisheries and mummeries which servo only to
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i noil ijvcmuii iiiu juiiiii, hiiu ichv 11 in mg
Which of you, in your lalsirs for the slave, have
not found tho popular ecclesiastic your worst ene
mies, nnd their arrangements nnd doings your
greatest hindrance. Even those who nppenr
friendly, and tender their assistance, arc continu
ally beset with fears, lest humanity will oeecupy
too much, nnd long faced formalities, nnd super
stitious vngnries, too little attention
Religionists nro continually drawing the ,,,in,,
away from tho truo issue. According to their
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l.ir uiuurvi.i lei... u-i-'i.i. nn,- i.iu..jr mm ivitiiiitp;
tho oppressed. With them Justieo and Mercy are
" incitlrnttil mid uiiimimiiant." Tholiest of them
seem to think that nuking nn imaginary (!od to re
lievo the oppressed, will nt least hnlf ntonc for re
fusing to do it ourselves.
Bigotry nnd intolerance, arc over found hnnd in
hand with tyranny and opprcs , ; if wo would
war with tho latter, wo cannot bo nt peneo with
tho former. Reform w ill ever ho nn uphill busi
ness, until the popular religion i uprooted, nnd
its place supplied by n religion that shall ho to
Humanity n blessing rather than a curse.
BERLIN, ERIC Co., O., August, '53.
LETTER FORM AMOS GILBERT.
MARLBORO', Aug. 27th, '53.
Fuiuxus or tub Slave : Again you havo assem
bled. Havo your motives for convening been scru
tinixed with cure ? Two motives may bo conceived
of, either of which might ho ample inducement
: Jon, w'h whom the callous hearted must syinpu
nnniely, todclihcruto upon whut yet rcinuins
your power to do for tho benefit of tho threo mill-
thixc ; or, to gratify nnd extend socinl feeling.
Roth uro good; both bring into exercise tho best'
of our nature. Which should bo paramount?
Your meeting is tho Anniversary of the A. S. S.
The name tells it; tho soei il benefits to be realised
should lj deemed incidental ; just such, in kind
und degree, as spontaneously grow out of the
consciousness that you aro earnestly co-operating
for the enfranchisement of the most abused, afflict
ed class on enrth.
Celebrated speakers arc with you ; nnd tho au
dience such ns is usual on like occasions. It may
comprise nil descriptions, from tho hoping, des
ponding, care worn Abolitionist, to tlio apathetic,
j perehaneo opposing, looker-on. Can your speakers
address till this variety efficiently? Cbii they
n 1 1 m ti iu.to tlio troil.eit to more diligent lulior? I un
am , they oauso mohiimo. abolitionists to perceive thnt
to ,, ,(,, K idle? That inertness is to moral re
aholish j frll) ,at ,cllj wcjK,t U to motion ? In tho case
(lf tlllMW wh(,m curiosity a wish to U with
multitude, has brought to your assembly, can they
generate feelings, and pnsluco convictions w hich
j w ill lenvo them ill nt case," until they resolve
net i fall into tho milks of thoso who uro doing tho utr
' most in their power to aid tho most suffering
all causes? Can they show tho oppressor that his
' position is essentially wicked? It is hoped that
something will bo effected in each ot thoso uiroc-,
no- For tho consummation of thnt which nbolition-
it ;ists yearn after, two conditions aro indispunsiblo:
First an increasing willingness to muko sacrifices
and secondly, untiring effort to awaken thought,
to ccived which have never felt their relation to this
be ' momentous subject. He, nr she, whoso spoken
By I written word aro effectual in securing these re-
suit, occupies high position among human boo
th efuctnr. A failure in this respect, whatever may
' ho the display of eloquence tho logical or rhctor
tJtry this i ieul skill ; whatever tho wit, the surcusm tho tact
of any kind, which excite admiration of the
speaker, little is gained for tho cause of justice
! and humanity. In tho exact ratio that efforts tend
to any other than tlio promotion of tho primary
and point out duly, in minds which have not per-;
object, are they abortive.
Speaker may do their work, and do it well, and
nothing bo accomplished. Present sympathy may
the ' be excited, but it will nvuil nothing, unless it
abiding and operative unless it impel to rorkn.
After nil the Korker by hi uniform example,
tho preaches most efficiently. When ho tires, there
must bo stagnation; when ho is faithful, the work
progresses. It is not out of place to speak in this
connexion, of one who noiselessly hut firmly, has
the; taken his place on tho platform of Right, und
bribes ennnot decoy him from hi post. Possessing
small capital to mnniigo hi business of machinist;
having n dependant fmnily to which he Ik tenderly
attached, ho reject offer of prnfltnhlo John, which
must he paid for in product of the rnhhnJ lulioror.
lie cannot consent to furniidi facilities for tho chnt
way. tcl-hohlcr. If cheer were useful, such s one
should havo three time three. This 1 tho way
to do it ; thus should wo all do, and when all thus
do, the days of slavery will lie nnmhered.
Sl)c -Vnti-Slaumj J3uglc.
jitlcm, Ohio, Weptoinbor lO, IH.&.
Wo had not room last week for one word nf ro-
mnrk rclativo to our interesting and important
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its proceeding, nml can judge for themselves.
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us nmirovai oi t he eirnrts liiaKinir in nnrrv rupwuni
" ' ' West thi, F,l, and an euthu-
! .lelermination wa, manifest to sustain the
rper, and extend it cireulation. Tho sketches of
the speeches wo h.uo puhlished, were furnished hy
our friend J. AV. Towner. .S.,.nn of tl.n.o ,. rn.
nmi-Riiuio Tor intrrrst nml power wo huvo not nt
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on thoso who heard them, that w ill not om he for
Much interest was n,lded to tho meeting hv tho
nvvlvni ,;,,,,, r ,), Halo Family, the (iriffings,
,, A V)lu.rl , Ki,n , , ;l,0
imiilv. f.ir (!,n 1.r..r,i ,,P tl,n s....i..i.. l.t. t, -
enthusiastically received hy the numerous audience
ns wa also tho excellent instrumental niusio hy
our friends John Peek, Henry Ruone, and Charles
MEETING AT NEW LYME.
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with Mr. Foster to New Lyme on Friday last, nnd
y nnd Sunday.
there attended meetings on Saturday nnd Sunday.
I he people were greatly disappointed, in not meet
ing Mrs. Foster, as she too had been advertised to
bo present. Rut her f.eblu health rendered
learn ns wo learned lit New I.vme. the earnest.
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conlial sympathy extended to her for her work
sake, and of the true and li i irli nnnreciation of her
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inprndeiit to undertake so long n ride, during the
excessive heat of last week. Mrs. Foster's fidelity
to the slave nnd her jealousy of his interest, has
brought down upon her head such contumely, stand
erandabusens has been heaped upon no woman now
living, nnd such ns none but slavelinlding politicians
and hypocritical priest, could either Invent or
propagate. Rut it would have been it full compen
sation to her, even if she had no higher rewurd. to
faithful labors,- by the best men and women of tho
The meetings on Saturday were small, in part in
consequence of the funeral of Mrs. Samantiia
Dhows, w ho died very suddenly, nnd mnny of w hose
''rous friends, n was she also, were the friends
"' -" J "- ."cciuigs were
i"j '""s iiwcr ' w on m
usual force und
good effect. Ouite a number
nuti-slnvery friends were in from adjoining towns.
In tho afternoon, the importance of the great West'
ern effort now making, was presented, nnd a very
nppnqirinto rosponso wn mndo hy the friends
present, hy a contribution in cash of S 2!,23, and
pledges were ulsoiiiade, to ho paid in three months,
J "f ".C1,r M(M)- '" $o4.- W" '"
received several new subscribers to the Bugle.-
If other towns will do likewise, wo inny push for-
ward this great Western campaign with vigor, nnd
extend it beyond tho time nt first contemplated.
The pledges mudo havo been left with J. W.
Walker, who will receive and report them to the
I. p .i t .
ircasurcr oi ino rviciery.
THE LAST CINCINNATI SALVE CASE.
The outrageous decision of Judge Fliun, has ur-'
oused tho indignation of soincof the citixens i.fCin-
cinnati. It should havo awakened them all, nnd
would, were they not dead in tresiissc ninl in
A meeting hns "been held in tho cit v to tiiko mens-'
in' t,ros for tho impeachment of Judgo Flinn, for his
j action In this und in somo preceding cases.
commiteo of three, of w hich Mr. Jollille, w as one,
ws npHiinted to prepare tho case nnd present it
the Legislature. Subsequently, Judge Flinn made'
a most upprnpriato demonstration ef his "iudicinl
1 powers," by assaulting Mr.
' and knocking him down.
Jolliffu on tho street,
For which the Jinn
j Judgo was inmicdiutly arrested, nnd held to huil
Urato nnd nil together lodged forsnfo keeping in Col
: uuibus. W hether thero is any luw for this,
have tho vilest reprobntcs in tho land, stationed
ull points in our State nnd nrnicd with nil the pow
I r of tho nation to nrrost und send to shivery whom-
to soever it may suit their convenience their malice
or their mercenary souls to seize? And shall
of stuto courts 'uud tho polico of our cities, afford still
other fucilitos to the Kidnappers? Arcwo to
( the tho constitution executed according to tho su-
prcnio court nnd tho Baltimore platforms, und then
the sum of ifTiiH).
On the return of the police officers from Kentucky
nfter hnviug transferred "Ned" safely to tho slave
pen in Covington, they were assaulted with stones
by a company of colored people. Ono of tho effievrs
was slightly injured. Tho assailants wore pursued
but succeeded in making their escape
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- " i"'vv ........ .v. ijv nuvniuu ir Kuiiuip
But wo do know thnt if Ohio litis any
self respect she trill hare one next winter, if she hns
not now. What! Is it not enough that wo must
is Judgo Flinn and tlio Cincinnati polico to exo
cuto it iylute authority according tu tho Pittsburg
platform? Wo should lika to know if this ques
tion of stuto and national sovreiguty is hi ho set
tled hy endowing both with power to kidnap
pleasure. Hint would suit tho south nnd would
to quito as reasonable as most of her other demands
which Ohio servility hn conceded.
In conclusion, wonsk our friends whoso magni
fy the Pittsburgh Platform, whut we shull gain
leaving the "reiuliliuH iifuluren to the atiitc,"
long ns a pio-rh very piiblio unliinent will make
Judge of such miscreants us this Flinn? Join
with us to correct that sentiment and you will have
better platform tu stand on, and tho voting will
cumo right. You could not muko it wrong if
would, It would ho ns difficult as it is now to make
nicu voto right.
The STANDAitn, in copying a ietlor from ono
our correspondents, 1. L. .Mkmukxiiall, peak
"AiV account. Our correspondent, liko many others
to whom wo uro most deeply Indebted for tho Inter
est of our pii.ir, it a trainon.
E. C, Wuiuiit, of Indiana, roods one dollar
tho Bugle, hut forgot to five, us hi Pout Office
address. (If course we can't scud the paper until
ho tells uii where to tend it
CAMPAIGN IN THE WEST.
Tho grand effort for preaching the. anti-slavery
gospel in tho West, ha already commenced it
successful 0ieration. Mr. Pillshury, nnd Mr, nnd
Mrs. Griding, left last week. They will perhaps
end some two or threo week In Ohio, on their
way to Indiana. Mr. and Mr. Foster, nnd J. W.
Walker, cxeetcd to arrive In Adrian, Michigan,
on Thursday of this week, and immediately enm
inonco their Inlmrs. Mr. Solby I in W. Pennsyl
vania, where ho will pmhnhly he joined hy nn as
sistant whose name with those of other ngents,
we hoK to announce n in tho field, within a very
hort time. Ohio will not ho neglected.
This grand project of nntl-slnvery lohnr is going
forward. How long it shntl continue how far it
shall cxtorid itself how thorough it work shall he,
will depend upon the lihernl aid and oo-opcrntion
of tho ulsditinnist. Thousands of ears are now
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I 'n'M,r nd ",y. "'ud ork ,,m
loponed, and thousands of hearts are now ready to
wdvo the truth. Tho more extensivo nnd thor-
' ouifh our effort nowi tho erentcf tho economy In
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I.et u nil eomo to it with
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r"1 ,n,l ,,,mU, "ho "K"'J f'-
Tro""ure' "' r pn,":l11 '? f,nd ,0 r0"
your ""- Tim nnt.-lavery men
nn'' "mm ,,f evory town B,,"uM (1" '""'""
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ImliulA unil imiuiHitnn nf llin work. Ihfl flUfiincl
was presented at ew Lyme Inst Sunday, and a
good hcgintiing made. Let tho exninplo ho imi
Pledges or contributions may lie made to our
ngents, or sent to Jon, McMii.i.a, Trensnrer of
the Western Anti-Slavery Society. Salem. The
pledges made nt Now Lyme were mndo payahlo in
hrco months. It would ho well that others should
ho made similarly, ns the autumn is the favorable
time for labor,
Tho Executive Committee of the American Anti
Slnvery Society, liavo issued tho following appeal
'in regard to tho enterprise. It is tho combined
r,r,,rt ,,r ntwduverj men and women, East and.
common object, tho regeneration ul
tho nation tho freedom of tho slave,
ward then, every nlsditionist nnd give
a hnnd to
TO THE ABOLITIONISTS OF THE UNITED
Tho Execiitivo Committee of tho American Anti
Slavery Society nppenl to nil it member and
friends, in every pnrt of the Union, for aid to sus
tain their operations during tho coming Autumn
The field of ntir nelhm Is continually enlarging.
The demand for tho faithful preili hing of Anti-
Ktverv in-incinlcM is creator than we can meet.
a 1 From Maine to Wisconsin, the call for thoso who
: .-,m snout the words w Inch will first awaken, nnd
then purify nnd heal, this cuilty land, is earnest
nnd loud. What we can do, to answer this call,
shall In? done. Wo need not say that our ability,
in this rcspct, will ho in proportion to the self
sacrificing contributions of the individual members
of tho Society, And friends of tho cause.
' The Committee luite already commenced opera
tions for tho season, in tho Western States. Three
nf our truest friends nnd ablest spenker havo al
ready gone into that field vix.! Parker I'illshury,
Stephen S. FobKt, und Abby K. Foster. Mr.
ttHirrison is contemplating A visit to Central New
j York, nnd to Michigan. Other will precede
i follow him; nnd, joining with tho sjieakers resident
I nt the AVcst, will, wo hope, by tho first of October,
together constitute the largest and strongest corps
field for mnny yenrs,
To cnrry ,m , W(lrk- Wl,r0 p,,rticularty in the
,. ,)f jSew. Yrj( llmi ,, SllUcg .CHt f tt
; ,,,.,,, fri(.d of the cause in Boston has illrendy
: ,,vl.,Ci ,), ,,, f oc Thousand Dollars. With
. tji 1 I 1 1 1.. .1...
til i mi.m.ivt.rv . UN irfrx. wum'u mui iH'i'i. 111 inv
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tins encouraging oegiuning, wc nppcni wnn
Imoro confidence to our friends to como foinrdi
11,111 Hiistiim tins special worn. ii us umo n.ian-
taS 'f this aroused attention, nnd awakening con-.
ci'"eo of tho land, nnd publish tho saving truths
' uncompromising Anti-Muvery everywhere,
sins.''" tlio truth and tho truth alone which shall
"& tld people free. Fettered hy no scot or par-
ty, wo will proclaim it, us Ood shall givo
Wo address ourselves to every Auxiliary Society
to ! to every Anti-Slavery ncighltourhood to overy
truo mind and heart. AVo hnve been blamed,
somo of our friends, for so seldom cullintr upon tho
Abolitionist of tho country for pcouniary aid.
Certainly we havo not pressed them with frequent
in demands. We have preferred to think that the
eminent importance and sucrcdnes of our
would muko all its friends prompt nnd unsolicited
! givers. But wo feci thnt tho preneut and the future
! demand of us greater efforts than we huvo over put
j forth. It 1 not for us to tiro of tho work, and
1 throw tho burden upon other shouldors. Lot
lone look back, who lias put his bund to tho Auti-
cm ..i u
oim urjr i.iuu.i.
l Wo cnrnestlv ask immodiato attontion to this
appeal. Pollutions of money, or plodgos of sums
to bo paid nt nnv timo between this nnd the first
cf Januurv next, should bo sent to tho Treasurer,
j FAMi J.ukso.v, Boston; or to tlio Assistant
t Smm ll,.u n fUv 145 Nassau St..
For the F.xcuntivo Committee.
WM. LLOYD OARRISON, I'retidciit.
Wxniif.ll Phillips, Jtee. tkeretary.
Boston, August 20,1853.
Under tho union school law, our Salem school
irono into nuict nnd successful operation. Wc have
not hud timo to visit tho school and judgo for our-
self, though we intend hi do so, so soon as wo
throw off a little of the labor incidont to our anni
versary. A reliable friend who ha visited it,
who is familiar with its operations nnd prospects,
send us the following. We aro glad to hear
good a report. From the character of tlio Board
und of tho teachers, we expected nothing elso
a School of riRST CHARACTER.
Ma. Editor: Having visited our newly organixed
schools, I feel highly gratified with the manner
which they uro conducted, und with their
prospect of success. Tho numlicr of scholars
quite as largo us wo hud any reason to cxpot ut
busy season of tho your. In ull, there aro
threo hundred scholars enrolled us members of
school. Ono hundred and twenty in tho primary
department, and upwards of forty foreign scholars
in tho High Schisd. J ho Principals, Messrs.
Chiin and Markhnm, aro doing w ell in their respec
tive departments. Miss (irishcll, of the tiruimuiir
School, h a thorough teacher, and her demonstra
tions un tho blackboard are vory happy so plain
that tho least child can comprehend them. , And
lust though not least, Miss Plununer is laying
good foundation in tho Primary School, w hich after
ill, is the uwH important petition. L.
MEETINGS IN CANFIELD.
Our correspondent has our thanks for tho follow
ing notice of the meetings of Mr. nnd Mrs. Foster
nt ('oilfield. We understand quito a number of the
Whigs nnd Iemocrnts assembled on Thursdny night,
to hear Mr. F. dress down the Free Boilers, and
thus get somo comfort to compensate for the licks
of Mr. Lewi nnd others, administered on tho Tues
day previous. Rut they were sadly taken in hy
their own presumption; for seldom have they given
a bettor illustration of gumption, in "jumping nut
of tho frying-pan into tho fire," thnn on that oc
ension. Kilitnr ntle lltfjlei
1ka Si: Our friends Stephen and Abby Foster
held meetings hero, on tho evenings of the 1st nnd
2d Inst. Their meeting were large for tho place,
nnd very quiet nnd orderly.
Stephen gnve us oneof his strong speeches, w hich
ho o well can do, though characterised with con
siderable mildness, showing tho participation and
responsibility of tho two political parties, in and
for tho guilt nnd criminality of slavery.
There were mnny both Whigs nnd Hemocrnt In
the Audience, giving evidence of their determination
to he true to their pledge of putting down Agitation,
hy sitting as quietly ns they could, listening to Mr.
Foster' withering denunciations of themselves nnd
their party. Whether they diimmxtrmnerd it nr
nob, is impossible to sny, as tho house was too dimly
lighted for so close observAtion. It is reasonable to
suppose, however, that they did
Abby spoka nt somo length, nnd very nhly, to
prove Mint slavery is not the creature of legislation :
that public sentiment is law, nnd that it mnkes hut
little difference to American citixens what tho law-
is, sinco public, sentiment control it. Their lec
tures seemed calculated to produce a good effect,
nnd though thero is a great sufficiency of other
the old political parties, nnd even now men must
. tnko side in favor either of liberty or slavory, nnd
kinds of preaching hero, tho lijrht of tho gospel of
liberty i very much needed
I there not cause for encouragement In tho aspect
of tho time nt present f In tho great cauldron of
politics is seething And foaming tho remnants of
.1 i ... ,. ... . ..
when they become merged into tho two great parties
with slavery or no slavery tho question at issue, the
cause of universal freedom must advance. 0.
Ciinfield, Sept., 1M3.
Til WAV To no it. Tho Free Iemoerey of
New Hampshire, havo recently held a great con
vention. A correspondent of the Trilmne rejiorts
one nf tho speakers ns saying, that if John P. Hale
had given the Stnto a thorough nnti-slavery canvass,
ho might hnve lieen returned to the United Stntes
Semite. We think ho is probably near the truth.
Mr. Halo did a great nnti-slavery work in New
Hampshire previous to his election, but sinco then,
if wo remember rightly; lie has not been remarka-
Mr.Ciddings has main
tained his positioninly by indefatigable nuti-slnvery
lecturing in hi district. Political cruft nnd man
agement would utterly havo failed to return him
to Congress Inst full. But his perseverance in
boldly denouncing slavery, and everywhere nn
nouiiuiiig himself it eternal, unrelenting foe,
secured tho respect nnd won the confidence of the
men of his district, and they sent him to Congress
in spite of opposition almost unexampled, in tho
history of unscrupulous electioneering. Wc com
mend his example tu tho similarly circumstanced.
Licy Ston e, has been on an nnti-slavery Mission
into Vermont. Mr. Claffin aMinistur of that State,
reports most favorably of her lalsirs in (he Libern
i tor. Ho says: "I he friends of the slavo feel that
... ....... .
.Miss Mono visit to ermont, was very timely ami
will tend greatly to ndvnnco tho cause of freedom,
civil and religious."
OfMissStono he snysi
"Her soul is in the subject. Iter heart and
nunu seem an ramant nnu luminous with love unit
me; trutli. so elevating nnd soul-stirring, that she holds
f l(lt,r it ; iy truo. that her words
wliy themultitudo as pendent vines swing in the
8Ulnllu.r breeue." Under her stirring appeals, the
consciences of the people have been painfully nr-
oused. Men Hi high places havo been faithfully
rebuked, nnd much latent pro-slnvery has been
brought into vigorous activity."
This writer is nn crniiV(i2 miniVrr. But of
nnotherstripo from the Editors of tho Christian
Press and Obcrliu Evangelist, Who advise their
rouders not to go to meeting with such nbolition
istsas Miss Stono, and talk of withdrawing even
from tho "Freo Soil party," if its members will
give countenance to such funutics.
Parker Pn.Lsni rv, on his way to our anniver
sary, held several mooting iu Western Pennsylva
nia Ho visited Liuesville, Conneuutvillo and
Mcadvillo The following account of hi meeting
at Linosvillo wo copy from a letter in tho Liberator.
Wo will add thut the friend of w hom ho speak
Isaac Brooks, t'mn w horn, a n.oro unassuming, faith
ful, und dovoted friend of tho slavo is not to
found in tho lund. And wo add our prayer to that
of Parker I'illshury, and Abou Ben Aduui.
Mr. i'. says:
"But I began with tho intention of civinc you
littlo account of my first Western mooting of this
campaign. There is now, however, only timo
sny, thut tho showers prevented our usseiiihling
the grovo as wnsoxpoctcu, nna wo went to a I ui
versulist moeting-huuso in tho neighborhood. And
u great many ot nil ages, mothers with buhios
tho rest, were caught in tlio showor on the
way, and riimo into the house, wot as though they
hud boon dipped upout of a river. Dickies drooped
and drcssos dripped in running streams; bonnets
collapsed, retrenched skirts, (to bloomer height
or moro) a the wearers scampered through the mire
displayed tho saddest conditions of white stockings;
hubios, wet as drowning kittens, cried, or cackled
with high glee, as tho tit happened to tako them,
and, altogether, it wu a scene such as I novor suw
As fust as the poonlo cumo in, they shook nnd
wruug their clothes, und disposed themselves into
tho slips; men wrung their conts and shirt-sleeves,
and tlio womcu their cups nnd shawls, (sonic
of them of nice qaulity,) us if they wore dishcloths
till ut length, about threo o'clock, wo coinmoiiued
our exercises. And, though you cun hardly be
hove it, wo had ono of the most serious nnd dcenlv
interesting meetings I ever suw; and ut the close
it, wo only uiljoui'iied lor two hours, to meet again
ut early caudle lighting. In the evening, the house
was ugaiu filled, und tho clocks had struck ten,
some timo before wo closod.
This meeting wns nt Liuesville, In tho north-western
cornerof Pennsylvania. You cun hardly con
ceive of tho devotion of some of tho pooplo there.
Ono man, (his name is on your list of subscribers,)
is devoting himself nnda good horso nnd curringo
to my use, and tho service of the cnuso for this
week, to begin with; and he rodo round tho region
to mnko my uppointuieut nnd arrungemonts, be
fore I arrived. Thou ho cumo nearly thirty milus
to meet mo on mv arrival nt tho noarest jsiint
tho railroad, and brought mo to his ever opcu home.
And then, no man in tho laud gives more money,
in prosjrtioii to his means, to aid tho enterprise,
than does he. And ull the timo. hn is us o lain
dress, uud unnstentations every way, as uny fur-
nivr yuu cun uuu, ills WHO all'J lUlliliy are wuu
him, heart nnd hnnd. And such are called Infl
tlrlii 1 1 With Abon Hen Adam, 'May their tribe
increase.' Yonrs, ns ever,
Wm. Loyd Garrison.
PROGRESSIVE FRIENDS IN INDIANA.
FiUF.ftn Robinsoni l'lcnso find place in thy
excellent Uncle, for tho following proceeding.
or ut least tho resolutions and oblige tho Friend
At a quarterly Meeting of Progressive Friend,
held by appointment, at Went Uroyo, Jay Co.,
Indiana, Kiglith mn., Gth, 1&53.
William Mcmlctiliull wn appointed Chairman,
William 11. Dugdnlc, Clerk, FJtnily Sumption,
On motion of Thomas Urny, tho meeting took
a rcees to 2 o'clock.
Tho mooting agnin convened. On motion of
Thomas Gray, tho following persons were appoin-'
ted a conimitUx) to prepare business fur a futuro
sitting of this meeting, vix: Tho. Gray, 8nrnh'
Votuw, Klixa Frnutx, Salem Green and Henry
After various rcmarVg from different individo
nl, the meeting again adjourned to meet at 10
o'clock, A. M.
Tho meeting convened, tho clerk not being
present, Jno. Y. Hoover wa appointed clurk
The Business Committee being called upon,
reported tho following resolution, which were
Resolved, That wc look to tho elevation of tho
physical, the cultivation .of tho moral, nnd tho
fT'TT '""t',"" " "c religion element m man,
lis entire redemption from nil evil.
A declaration of sentiment wa presented and
after being slightly amended, wns adopted by tho "
When tho following resolution wcro brought
forward by tho llusincss Committco and presen
ted to the meeting.
Ilcsolvcd, That the black law of Indiana aro
a sin against (!od and nn outrage of humanity,
und wo consider it obligatory upon n nil to uso .
our influciico fur tho downfall of thoso infernal
llesolved, Thnt tho popular church or religion
of tho dny doc sanction war, slavery, concubin
age nnd other crime, wo therefore pledgo our
selves to coiue out und throw our whole iufluenco
against such a religion.
Resolved, Thnt nil nro created free and cqnnl
nnd that women should enjoy tho satno right)
that men enjoy, nml thoso that would bo freo
must themselves strike tho first blow.
After discussion, tho first nnd third wcro adop
ted, the second after ell icit ing quite nn animated
discussion, wn laid on tho table.
()u motion, it wn resolved that the proceeding
of this meeting, be published in tho Anti-Slavery
On motion, the mooting then adjourned to
meet ngain tho 2nd seventh day in tenth montli
next, in Whitley County, Indiana, near Henry
WILLIAM MKNPKNIIALL, t'h'r.
JOHN Y. HOOVER, Clerk.
THE FREEMAN CASE.
We announced lost week that Freeman had been
discharged. After his release, a public meeting
was held, which was addressed by Mr. Julian, nnd
others, und several resolutions adopted. Tho reso
lutions nro miserably tame to characterise such an
outrage, unsuccessful though ultimately it was.
, I lie colored people siilisequeutly held a meeting
which, ns might have been expected, seems to havo
Woure under obligation to a friend for the fid-
lowing particulars In this case. They may Ik)
j implicitly relied upon as correct. Tho conduct of
the slaveholders from Kentucky andCJeorgia.certain-
ly contrasts w ell in this caso with that of tho soulless
northern scoundrels, who were combined with El
lington to rob poor Freeman of his money and hi
INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 20,1853.
Dear Sir: This is tho day appointed for Free
man's trial. But ho wns released from prison on
Saturday last, tho 27th inst.,nnd tho claim pending
before tho Commissioner, dismissed. I will givo
you a short account of tho whole caso.
At tho request and by direction of John Freomnn,
Mr. Ketchnin, ono of his attorneys, wont to Mon
roe, Walton County, Georgia, and ascertained that
Freeman hud truly stated that to 1 his former
residence sinco 1K3I, up to 1844 that he had been
freo there atnll times. Ho brought to Indianapolis.
Mr. Putillo, the Post Mnster in Monroe, who, upon
seeing Freeman in jnil, rovognixed him in tho most
friendly nnd affecting innnner. While Mr. Putillo
wns in town, Ellington enmo with threo men from
Grciiup County, Ky., who went Into jnil agninst
tho remonstrance of Freeman's counsel, hut under
the direction of tho United State Marshall, John
L. Robinson stripped Freeman looked nt his
senrs and murks, nnd swore to him as tho slave of
Ellington. Tho caso seemed to lie very durk.
In tho mean timo, however, Mr. Cohurn, another
of Freeman's counsel, had been taking depositions,
in Greenup County, Kentucky, at Amanda Fur
naco, and there heard thnt Ellington' slave, somo
yonrs before, had sent his respect to hi muster,
by Dr. Adams, of Ohio. Ho learned thnt the Dr.'
duughtor lived in tho county, and from her ho
found out his residence to he in Jackson, Ohio.
Ho immediately wont to see tho Dr., who stntod
thnt he hud taken Sam's respects to his mastor
that ho (Sam) lived then in Salem, Ohio, and passed
by the name of Win. MeConncll. Thut he had told
his iinmo in a public speech his mastor' name to
bo Ellington his residence Greenup County, Ky.,
opposite Hanging Rock his history, his escape
and capture ut Millorsport, Ohio, in the year WiSs
in the canal. It was upon tho occasion when Mr,
Paul, of Wheeling, attemped to retake his sktvts
and failed, having boon resisted by Sam (uUux Me
Conncll) uud other.
Mr. C. then wont to Kulein, where he (wiJ Ike
Doctor's statement confirmed i found mon who knew
Sam's marks his history since 1830, at Salem, ad
hi account of hi slavery and adventure, on Big
Sandy, at the Iron Furnaces, and the Uungiug
Roek Forry, Ho found thut MuConnwIl answered
the description given of Saio la tko. dopositiun
iu Kentucky, which did nut correspond with Free,
man. . '
Ho returned to Indianapolis and offered to beur
Ellington's expense to Canada, to Hum's residence,
whero ho hud fled un tho passage of the fugitive
slavo luw. This, Ellington refused to do. , Mr. C,
then went to Cunudu, fouud Sum, uliiu McC'ouiH'll.