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JERRY RESCUE CELEBRATION.
GffraiT Smith tin been invited to prosido nt this
oclebratinn. Here U hi letter (if m en, I unco. We
Copy from the. Curson Isapit :
PETERBORO, Sept. 5,1853.
W. V Cramlal, Tlionmii G. White, James Fuller,
EK I'ilkins, Lydia P. Savage, Joseph Savage,
V. W. Logucn.
Vfciuiw-Cmr.r.ss: Your letter Is, this hour,
presented to me; and, this hour, I will give you my
1 hivl tllO honor to tvrcaije. nt the firt celebration
tf tho Kcsciio of Jkbrv. The honor of profiling
" vw...j r m iiuvr nuen coniorreii on nil-
assured S JW inyrncu w.'tho moriihig o!
the glorious First of October.
I do not forget, that tho trials of iierwms charged
Tvith reviling Jorry, will lie going on in the l . S.
Court at Canandnigua, at the saimfliinc thnt we are!
celebrating his rescue: and I ilu not forgot, that
am expeeted to attend them. Hot 1 attended them
in Albany. hut winter; and 1 learned then, thnt 1
need not attend them again. The pnrt assigned to
ni was to argue the unconstitutionality of the Fu
gitive Slave Act. I attempted to perform it : hut.
to my surprise mid grief, the Judge stopped me.
hi emu ict I
nan no apprehension flint a Jurv won d com ict mv
I'lient, were 1 allowed to characterize that infamous
Act, in titling terms, in their henriug. The samo
Judge is to preside in Ctiuiiolaigiia : and, as there
id no other part ill those trials, tlmt I w i.-li to take,
or fcal competent to take j nud as the Judge would,
douhtless, he as determined against my performing
it in Cannndaigiia, as ho w as against nit perfnmiing
it in Allinnv, so it is unnecessary fur me to go to.
There is no more ruinous rmir among men than
their regarding s law v hat is not l.tw, and what
tonnot, ixissibly, lie law, No event of our times is
no influential, ns Urn liesene of Jfkrv, to convince
of this error and, hence, it should lie celebrated,
us long as hire of tl"e American People eon
iiioo te be so foolish and insane, as to recognize
Slavery to ho Law. The Uosciio of Jfiihv taught
a lesson in law never to ho forgotten. It is a lesson
far morn important to create, and maintain tho true
idea of law, and to inspire, and widen, and pcrpct
at respect for law, than all the Judicial docisions
trfefc have heon pronounced, and all the law-hooks
irhMi have been written, in the present age.
We are never to he mulsivruls. AVo aro never to
lie anarchists. We aro, always, to ho law-abiding.
toMMTtrenduig, and law-honoring men. To ho such,
we must, on occasions, trample upon human enact
ments. The Jerry affair was one of these occasions.
The thousands who crowded the streets of Svraeuse
tin the First day of October, litfil, were plain and
unsophisticated men. They had read law very little
in law books ; hut they had read it much in their
own hearts s and, in all that heart-law, they hud
licvor found ono lino for Slavery. Of conventional
law they knew hut little, because they knew hut
little of book. Of real law, they knew much, he
vauso they knew much of their own nature. Such
were tho men who deliver Jeiirv. They delivered
him, in tho name of true law, and in contempt and
defiance of sham law. They foresaw that they
wouiu lie siigmati.cn as moiioerats ; nit they knew
that they were acting the part of loval citizens, and
that tho mobocrats woro tho niisgui'lcd ministers
(tnvernmeiit, w ho were striving to plunge an inno-
cent fellow-nian into tho iiit of Slavery
In truth there is no man who believes thnt Slavery
cnn be cmliodied in Law. All know that there
law aijaiiutt conspiracy ; and they know that there
is no law fur conspiracy least of all, for Slavery.
wnicn is ine most guilty nun horrioie ot all conspi
racies. That Slavery can be legalized, is a big
the biggest ot all big lies. J lie American rco
pie know, in thoir souls, that it ia such ; nnd, yet
they are continually acting it nut. Congress
out Una lie in all its pro-slavery enactments. 1
IVrsident acts it out, in his enforcement of them.
Whilst we shall bo celebrating the ltescue of Jerry,
Judge Hall will bo administering this lie.
no man can ne tested, otherwise than by bringing
the tost home to himself. Thus tested. Low quick
judge Jinn would scout the idea ot a taw lor Sla
very. Como to his dwelling for tho nefarious pnr
poso of enslaving him, or hia wife, or child and,
though you shall come in tho name of the imposing
authorities of earth, ho will ratlior shod the blood
of a thousand of You than suffer you to tircvnil.
iwAan Hall would not permit an enactment
murder not even an enactment for compara
tively sman an outrago as murder to tio executed
upon member of his family. And yot, when
is adminixtnring tho law, or, more properly, the
oi Slavery, no is conscious tutu no would raincr
have all his family in tho grave than only one mem
ber of it under tho voko of slavery. Judge
would die a tliousanil deaths sisincr than consent
have tho wifo of his bosom exposed on tho auction
block to tho lustful looks of the greedy competitors
lor nor person.
I eaid that no man believes in tho possible legal
isation of Slavery. 1 add, that there is no man
is not an abolitionist a thorough abolitionist.
the greatest slaveholder is tho greatest alHilitionist;
for ho witnesses, most largely of tho horrors
Sluvery and, therefore, w hen the hour arrives
testing his heart on Slavery, ho w ill strugglo hard
est to keep himself out of that hull, into which
lias cast so many. Their nnguiidi and writhing',!
which ho beheld with composure, he will remember
with unspeakablo horror, when their late is to
I repeat it the American People nro liars. Their
i.nurciioa and I hurch Ministers, thoir political
Parties nnd Politicians, nro liars. They are
crudest and meanest of liars. They solemnly
in their Halls of Legislation, in their Courts
of Justice, and in thoir Sanctuaries of Iteligion,
that Slavery is right, whilst there is not ono of them
who docs not know that it is tho heaviest nnd
wring. They call it a crime to run nwny
from slavery, when they know that they would
blood like water to escape from it theinsolves.
yet the American people claim to bo Hemocratsl
nay, even Cbrittian! Amazing unpudoueo!
paralidled hypocrisy !
Hut I must stop, your messenger to me is
haste lor my reply. lour lriend,
GEN WASHINGTON'S SURVIVING SLAVE.
An old negro, aged I'll years, formerly a slave
of (Jeneral W ashiiigton, is about to ho taken to the
World's Fair exhibition, it has been proponed to
plnco him in some elevated position, near a Isix for
the reception ol coutriiiutnui to tho Washington
National Monument. Tho venerable centennarian
will doubtless attract much attention, nnd mai
contribute thus to the accompHtdiiiicnt of tho patri
otic undertaking. St. hmis Ihmorrul.
Tho abovo suggestion is not received with favor.
Rome of the Southern journals scout the proposition.
The Lexington (Ky.) Kxpre.u is surprised at this
proposition to collect funds to erect a monument to
Washington. Ho says: "Sooner let tho work bo
abandoned, tho superstructure torn down, tho ma
terials sold at auction, nnd tho proceeds applied to
to the foundinuof a National Moiiauerio, a National
Circus, or the erection of a Concert Hall for Sable
liarmoDists, than let it 1 spread upon a pazc one
cif the black pages of American history that
Americau freemen were compelled to rosoi t to the
exhibition of an old it art to build a monument to
(iumas Washington, who gave freedom to a whole
nation. I he kxjn t makes another proposition
Should the poor old slave bo successful in collect
ing funds, lot them be hia own wdiilo he Uvea. If
anything remains at his death, lot him dispose or
in the emancipation and colouuutiou of oue of his
It ia worthy of note that tho contributions to the
World's Fair at New York from tho Southern Slates
aire oxooedinirly meacre. Tins cannot bo attributed
to any lack of inventive genius at tho South ; the
cause must be looked lor elsewhere Xatiimul
A CATHOLIC VIEW OF SLAVERY.
RICHIBUCTO, July 14,1853.
DoitAnoi, : answer
sanations: 1st. Can a Catholic ho a slaveholder
2d. Can he receive the sacraments while engaged
in tlio traffic of slaves r
To the 1st. Ho fan. The more holding of slaves
it not unchristian. Thn notion Slavery per te,
contrary to the natural or iliviuo law is absurd.
2d. The external traflio that is, the African trade
is form-idea by the Ihurcli as well as by the
Stale. The internal frudij-tlut is, the business of
sold. HIM IMon 111,4,
If thin is tint Jesuitism, whnt Isf If " it ia not
the person, hut the lolmr. of tlio shite, thnt is sold,"
how comes it that Slavery l perpetrated from gen-
i oration to generation f
carrying them in in droves from Sta'e to Slate is
a busiiM'ss in w hich no t'hristian would be encnecd. i
Tho mere private purchaso or sale of a slave is not. j
with it, such ns tho wanton separation of families,
or the ignoring of the marriage tie, would be. It
wouiii simpnty this matter very mncn, n P.T!1'
would reflect thnt w hen a slave is held or sold, it is
n4 the pew,,, but tho labor, of tho slave that Is
ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING IN CINCINNATI
Thursday officer Bloom arrested a negro, (wc
enpy tho (insrlt't account) on a charge of rape.
F.arly in the afternoon he told him he must go he-
love a Magistrate, who discharged Mm.
Officer Ilaidin immediately arrested him for
stealing a watch: took him to the Unmet House, met
there mine friends, and under pretence of taking
linn to tho Magistrate, drove linn down totlienver,
The negro expecting foul piny, cried "murder;"
he was struck down by a colt. A crowd gathered,
The nepni screamed, and declared his innocence,
and the object of the party arresting him. The
crowd determined to rescue him. "Kidnappers,"
"stone them," "villains," "kill them," woro heard
on every side.
Officer Hardin asked to ho heard, and was heard.
After ho had spoken, a light colored man stcpied
up to him, w hispering in his ear, "I'll help you."
"That's right," said the officer, "he is a slave, nnd
we will tako him to his master in Covington, who
w ill pay us well." Tho light colored negro ex
plained nil this to the crowd. "To tho Magistrnlo,
to tho Magistrate," for whoso office they started.
A party of Irish here interposed pistols, stones,
Ac., were uod. Hut the crowd fust gathered round
the carriage, anil gave the negro n chnnco to es
cape, (which he did) and then clinrgcd upon their
Where is this villainy to end! How long will
outrages of this character bo borne? True Meritocrat.
I)C SVnti-Slaucru Bugle.
Knloiu, Ohio, September IT, 1833.
Of all the cool-blooded atrocities of villianous
slavo cntehors, tho transaction recorded below is a
climax. We aro not surprised at such bloody hor
rors, when perpetrated by U. S. Marshals Com
missioners nnd Judges, or bvtheir humbler catch'
1 P'les, tho A yncoop s nnd ATT.erti s of tho country.
I They wcro selected beeauso they were (nali(ied to
j0 jllgt plu;n lllins But when tho citizens of
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: w,",lu. cnn ",,nVr. tlwmaalvca to bo bullied
of, into silence nnd inactivity by five such ruffians,
can tiuietly look on nnd see them strip a poor
stranger leaving him chilled, naked, half dead.
weltering in his blood, nnd not a j-nod Samaritan
among them nil to afford relief, till tho bloody
wretches had safely escaped that wo confess,
surprises us. Has slavery blotted humanity from
our people T Have they so long heard of its hor
rors in tho distance, thnt they can now witness the
most bloody of them nil nt thoir own doors,
quietly as they would tho mock tragedy of
Tho great question to ho answered in, w licro
the responsibility for this and similar outrages.
Where the responsibility for that system, which
authorizes and makes them necessary? We are
too much in tho habit of throwing it upon the
South upon tho slnvo owners upon tho govern
ment upon the churches upon tho parties, whig
and democrat or upon any association or organi
zation where responsibility can lie nbsorbed nnd
guilt can ho dissipated by its indeflinite distribution
he among all, and to nobody. Edward Hcochcr'a
doctrine of "organic sin," though repudiatud
the lip, finds a practical nnd very general approval.
Thus tho pcoplo wrap it up, nnd hold on to
main props and pillars of slavery defend, sustain
nnd extend it, and no body is guilty of tho crimo.
Millions of slaves aro held by tho peoplo of
country, but nobody holds them. Thousands
ncw-borii infants aro weekly kidnapped, but there
are no pirates. Thousands of murders nro com.
milled, and by cruelties in ten thousand forms
starvation by tho lash by blood-hounds
bowie-knives, cudgels nnd revolvers, and no mur
derer is to bo found in all the land, who ia ronpoiv
siblo fur tho slaughter of theso innocents.
slaveholders pirates nnd murderers, there must
somowhoro, bccmiso these crimes are committed
daily and by wholesale Who nro they T Whcro
We beliovo in an intelligent, living, tender con
science in its next to Almighty power.
would thcrcfi.ro brand tho guilt upon every indi
vidual participant in those crimes, by making
manifest if possible, tho points of his participancy.
This from tho lieginuing has been tho work of nli-
olitiouists, and this it must contiuuo to ho.
must fix it wlicro it Wongs, not upon organiza
tions in the mass, but upon tho individuals
composo theso organizations, and who authorize
sanction their acts.
F.vcry member of tho Whig nnd Democratic
party w the Italtiinoro
has authorized and sanctioned this AVilksharrc
outrage and is an accomplice with Judge Mclan,
Commissioner Ingralinm, nnd hangman Alhorti.
Theso are hut tho ngents he employs, and
pnrform but tho duty prescribed by their principal.
Tho church member, who sits in fellowship
slavery, is doing Ins utmost to stump this
and rubbery as divine. Thus docs ho blind
mind and paralizo tho conscience of hia brother
thus docs ho commit blasphemy ngninst Cod
piracy and murder ugainst tho millions of slaves.
The supporter of tho Pittsburgh platform,
leave to the states tho subject of slavory and
"rendition of fugitives from sorvico," does not
responsibility, and would do well to look
his position. Tho act of an Ohio judgo, week
last in Cincinnati, In sending thrco Blaves
to their chains in spilo of well established law
precedent, provos that they have committed
fugitive to no safer tribunal, than has the law
1850, when it consigns him to the tonder morcios
of a V. S. Marshal and Commissioner.
man in the nation, to whatever party he belongs,
is responsible fur slavo cab bing, till ho says
in word and duod always nnd
no si..v rendition by the nation, by
state, or by the individual. Ho is responsible
slavery, till ho says, iu the church, in tho parly,
the platform, in tho government, and as an
vidual, NO SLAVKKY.
It will not cxhoncrate him that ho curses
as an iudividiial, and upholds it us a Whig
Democrat. It will not exhouoruto him that
hides tho fugitive as a man, whilo ho catches
as a partisan. It will not do that ho says ns
individual, that slavery is of the dovil the sum
all villainies, and in tho General Assembly
General Conference at the sacramental table,
slavery as divine, and rocoives men
as the representatives of Je.ius and his principles.
It will not do to join anti slavery socictien,
anti-slavery political parties, to preach and pray
nml rote n.r:iiii,l slnver. and then swear to sop-
,)ie biivm in ,,,. rm(rt , frpB, t
the law of longrcss In its lavor, anil men leave
tho tamo power and obligation in tho hands of
pro-slavery northern atatea. Lot every man in the
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a'lllUIHIB RIIU CUIIUUI'I, Him ,u i'oi "
found in leaguo with the system j bo careful not to
bo found building up slavory with tho right hand,
while pulling it down with tho left. This is our
objection to tho position of tho great political nntl
slavery party. That tho Tittsburgh platform does
It, is our justification for not standing thereon.
Read tho following description of a most bloody
outrogo which has provoked theso remarks, nnd ,
let every ono carefully inquire whether ho has any j
responsibility for tho outrage. A correspondent
of tho Tribune, furnishes tho recital.
Alsmt 7 o'clock of the morning of Sept. 3d, an
attempt was made by n person calling himself
" Poputy Marshal Wy'nkoop,' (a brother to Col.
Wynkoop,) another, answering to tho name of
"Joe Jenkins," and three other assistants from
Virginia, to arrest as n fugitive slave, a colored
waiter in tho dining room of the l'hiunix Hotel in
this plnco. Immediately after receiving their
breakfast at the hands of " Hill," tho unsuspecting
fugitive, who is a tall, noble-looking, remarkably
intelligent nnd active mulatto, nearly white, they
suddenly tnini lchind. knocked him down with a
mace, and partially shackled him ; but, by a des
perate effort nnd nlt'T a most severe struggle, with
the whole fivo upon him, he shook them off, nnd
with tho aid of his handcuff, which were only fast
upon his right wrist, ho inflicted Homo hard wounds
on tho countonanees of some of tho Southerners,
the marks of which they will probably carry to
Hot. notwithstanding the fearful odds against
him, ho managed to break from their grasp, nnd
with the loss of everything upon him but a part of
his shirt, and covered with blood, ho rushed from
the house nml plunged in tho river close by, ex
claiming, "1 will bo drowned ratlior than taken
alive." His pursuers fired tw ic e nt him on his way
to tho river without checking his speed, and, on
reaching tho hank they presented thoir large re
volvers and called on the fugitive, who stood up to
hia neck in the water, to "come out and surrender
himself, or they would blow his brains out." lie
etilicd. "I will die first."
They then delilieratoly fired nt him four or five
different times; tho last ball supposed to have
struck on his head, for his face was instantly cov
ered with blood, nnd tho poor fellow sprung nnd
shrieked out in ngony, and no doubt would nave
sunk, but fur the buoyancy of tho water holding
The pcoplo around, who had by this time collect
ed in largo numbers, wero becoming excited, and
could no longer refrain from crying out " Shnine,
shame!" which hnd the effect ol causing tho south
erners to retire a short distance, in evident consul
tation. The slave, not seeing his pursuers, camo
to tho shore : but not being able to support himself
in the water, he lay down on tho one, completely
exhausted, became senseless nnd was supposed to
be dying; on hearing which, the slave-catchers re
marked coolly thnt "Head niggers wcro not worth
Somo ono shortly nfler brought a pair of panta
loons nnd put on tho fugitive, w ho, in a few min
utes unexpectedly revived, nnd was walking off
from tho river, partly held up by another colored
man, named Hex; on seeing which, his pursuers
again headed him, drew ami presented their revolv
ers, and called upon hint to stop, threatening to
sliisit any ono who assisted tho fugitive, Tho
white friends of Hex instantly shouted, " Stand
away t Stand nwny, Hex 1 you'll pet shot too."
This was bad advice, as they would not have dared
to shoot at that time, and it had tho effect of en
eourairinir tho pirates, who kept odvancinu toward
the fugitive, and at tho same tune intimidated Hex,
w ho drew back, cxclaiminc to tho slave, "Tut, Hill,
to tho water again ; don't bo taken alivo I " Tbe
poor fellow seeing himself alone, for tlioro was
general drawback on tho rovolvers being presontod,
turned and plunged into tho river again, where
remained upwards of un hour, with nothing above
water but his head, covered with blood, and in full
yiow of the hundreds who lined tho high banks.
His claimants dared not follow him into tho wa
ter, for, as he afterward remarked, "ho would hnve
died contented could ho have carriud two or threo
il.iun with liiin." Iii ibn mniuitiiiie. somo of t
citizens, thinking thoro was no law justifying such
barbaritv. were inkimr means to have thu kidnap-!
Tiers arrested. Jude Collins, one of our most re-1
m,eele.l eilivuns no. I set oral others. Illlcstiolieil
them ns to their names nnd authority, to which
tbev reolleil. "He was mora liko n lunatic than
Judge, La. They soon, however, saw the scnti-'
incut of the community was strong against them,
ami ilrnvn off before no ofiii er could be found to ar-
rest them. A
in lluletiill cause
was overawed by such pompous I. S. officers, and
they w ero allow ed to go again. Alter their depart-
nr. the fiiiritivo. iifmiil Li eonio nut their aL-aiii.
tvaileil Minm .I.MhtiL-ft un Mtrniiin and m.t tint above,
1 i " i . i
. telegraph dispatch to tho constable
their detention there; hut
and was found by sumo colored women Hat on
faco in a corn field. Tlio women carried hi m
to a placo of safety, dressed his wounds, and
night ho will bo far on his way towards Canada.
Such are tho plain, unvarnished facts. You
cannot overstate the barbarity of tho scene,
excitement of tho peoplo or the ferocity of
slttVO-crttchors, hut, having recently felt tho rigors
of tho I'ti'itivo Slavo Law horo, tlioro was a eral
fear of tlio oSL'ers, who bullied and browbeat
any ono who ventured to speak nboo his broath,
exclaiming occasionally, "0011111)111011, -you can
havo him lor i,U0il but wo aio V. S. officers j
us at your peril."
We full ashamed of our country, and almost
longed to bo in Austria or Russia, whore human
rights uro more respected.
MASS TEMPERANCE CONVENTION.
A grand Mass Tcmperaiioo Convention is to
held in Salem on Monday next, the VMhiiut.
W, Kullopg, lie v. Mr. Graham and othor speakers
uro to lie present. All nro invited to attend. Two
sessions will be held, commencing at 2 oclock
at 7 o'clock P. M.
THE NIAGARA KIDNAPPING CASE.
Somo two weeks since, Patrick Snecd, a colored
man, was seized ut tlio Cataract House, as a
tive murderer from Ceorgia. With his rcscuo
tho kiduapiKir and bis subsequent rcciipturo,
readers aro familiar. His rooapturo wns greatly
aided by tho charge that ho was a murderer,
not a fugitive slavo.
Ho was, however, brought before Judgo Sheldon
of Buffalo, on a writ of llalieas Corpus, and
wholo charge found to he but a villianous plot,
take him into slavery. The papers on which
charge was based, were found to be forgeries,
Snecd was of ccurso discharged. What has
oomeof tho villains who soiled him, wodou't
We only know that if thoro was any justice in
land, they would soon take up their lodgings
Auburn or Sing Sing. But it suits our government
better to punish if it can, tho Jerry rescuers,
than these bloodhounds. It has a native sympathy
It seems (his charge had been previously proson
ted in tho wintor of 1K1!I mid 'CO, against
and Adam Mendenha'l, a half brother, in N'owmk,
in this Stato. They were then successful in
Mcndeuhull back lo Columbia, 8. C, to bis
Edwin DoLoon, who says ho is entirely innocent
tho crime charged against him, and for the
he has never boon tried t but lias been held
slave. Patrick was 11101 0 fortuoalo on that occasion
as he has also been on the prccont. Ho is now
iu Canada. Sjiced's personal nppearanc e is said
he that of a white luau.
IS THE METHODIST CHURCH ANTI-SLAVERY!
On Monday evening last, Rev. Mr. Graham, of
tho Methodist Kpiscopal Church, delivorcd an ad
dress in this place, in which ho answered this
question in tho affirmative, His argument was,
thnt the general rules tho dieiplino nnd policy of
the church wni anti-slavery. Thorcforo the church
was anti-slavery. Tho speaker was profuse In his
professions and concessions of honesty and candor,
and mode perhaps ns skillful a defence of so hnd a
cause, as could well io hoped for. IIo brrught
forward some vory silly objections to his position,
and demolished thorn with most triumphant success,
whilo he slid over the more knotty difficulties very
gliblywith the utmost ease
We should not admit his facta in regnrd to the
dieiplino and policy of the chnrch, but we think
that tho majority of tho nudicnco, oven if they
grnntod all of them, are yet well oonvincod, that in
splto of her general rules, and w hatever her dici
plino may tench, or whntcver of an antl-slnvery
tendency may bo found In her conferences scnttered
through the last century of their history, still she
must Is) written down ns nothing better, thnn a
guilty, pro-slavery church, ao long ns her local
ministers nnd members nro tho owners of forty
thmumid human touU 1 If her dieiplino and pro
fessions are at war with this admitted fact, It proves
her ntt nnti-nlnrrrif, but hyjtorritieal.
Hcq amin S. Jones followed Mr. Graham, expos
ing tlio fahicy of tho pretensions sot up for the
ehiiriiii, nnd answering some of the arguments
advanced. Ho too was followed by Henry Ambler,
in via licntinn of tho church, nnd the discussion
wbii I was nn interesting and courteous one, con
tinuul till a bite hour,
In vindica'ion of Methodist slavehobling, It was
claimed by both speakers that the church supposed
its members held them not for gain, but for the
honofit of tho slavo. Slavery, Mr. Graham said,
was "a sin," a "damning sin." " Tlrochurch hated
it worse than she bated hell!" And yet slaves, ho
admitted, were hold in tho church. Tho church
abhors immcdiatcism, ns the speaker also did, and
gave ua an argument against it,
M'hnt disinterested benovoloncel "They hated
slavery worse than Hell," nnd yet they would hug
it to their church for the sako of tho slave I They
would bring upon their own souls the guilt of
"damning sin," rather than subject their slaves
tlio horrors, "mora hateful than Hell," of immediate
omnneir.ition. Wo prosumo Mr. Graham did not
expct us to lielivo nil this. Mr. Ambler wns too
sensible to vouch for it. For tho information
Mr. 0., and that others may know how slavoholdiiig
Methodists themselves regard it, we insert the
following from tho llichmond Christian Advocate.
We feci quite ns much inclined to credit tho Advo
cate, speaking from tho imdt of slaveholders,
Mr. Graham, vindicating thoui hero at tho north
It ia wonderfully pat to our purpose, and to use
pious, cant phraso, "quite providential."
The Adrnculc says : "To propitiate tho nliolilion
ists of the Methodist K. Church, and prcvont an
ther disruption, tho ettort has been repeatedly
made to satisfy Northern Methodists thnt the
slaveholders of their communion do not hold them
for gain, but for mercy to the slave; that in theso
respects Northern Methodists differ from Southern
Methodists, even inoiign living sine ny smo, in
samo community; thut Northern Methodists would
amnncipnte if they could nnd benefit, that is,
tn the romfort and mercies of tho slave, &o., 4c
We doubt not many a slaveholder of that tribe
cocked up his eyo, shrugged his shoulders,
chuckled ovor the delusive argumont, wondering
most of all, not at tho boldnoss that put it in
hut at tho credulity that pocketed it
genuine coin. It would falsify this sentiment
call it a counterfeit because it represent nothing
genuine or real. It is spurious paper, tho issues
ot no existing institution; a proiniso to pay based
ou nothing, and issued lor circulation nt great
ranees Irom tlio placo wlicro it professes to belong
W o nro a little nmmed to sco Zaun s Herald piiUm
he i at Ins eyes to get them open to tins "suinol
villanies," lis it delights to call slavery, w hich
seems now, tor the lirst tunc to suspect. bomolKMly
has written a tnlo of a Methodist Class Leader,
! SOIllOwllVI 0 in Kent lickv, a IllClllbcr of tllOM.
'Church, who holds slaves, and occasionaly
a I one ; tho editor marvels nt this, wonders if it is
and goes right off into n fit of holy horror, not
slavery, but at voluntary slavory in his church.
Fau-'b! Hro. Wise, your church slaveholders
:just as they are, or get rid of them altogether.
1110 pretense oi iinminni siaveiioiuurs,cvc., puuorw
to hoodwink Northorn Methodists, is only 'a
mnirl y dovised fablo' to prevent inquiry, and
.(v i... .i,. ii.,. ... i.n M.t..i.,ui:u
IllHiWil Itiu I'iii Uiilf liutb itt un v ttiiuv w mv oivtntjiDi
for nil the world just liko all other pious slavchol
uiscd holders I It's obliged to be so. You must tako
" 'Coming ovonts cast thoir shadows before.'
Those w ho havo used tho argument to coneiliato
them have sought a gisid end tho unity of
church by bad means, and on lrauuulont pretences,
They that sow tho wind will reap the w hirlwiud."
WHAT WE CAN DO.
Senator Chaso, in a rccont speech at Syracuso,
pointed out the nnti-slavory work we can do
mcmbors of tho Gcnorul Government, as follows
"Our first business is to declare our own personal
indencnilenco. to refuse to do anything winch
degrades our humanity, or nny limit's humanity.
Our next is to relievo ourselves of nil responsibility
for this matter ol slavery. JJocn any man
that Congress mny relievo us ot slavery in
IMntrietoi i niuninia r iouoiy. o can remote
it. I know it is said that we cannot. I hnvo hear
of a moniber of Congress, when asked by
constituents, why they did not abolish slavery
tho District of Columbia, rcpliud: "Wont
know that tlio Uistrict ol Uoluuiluu lias a Legisla
ture of its own, and that it would be unconstitu
tional to interfere with tho legislation of
Leirislatiivoi" (Laughter,) But we are too
for that, ircntleiiiaii, iiow-o-davs. We know
slavery thoro is repugnant to tho oxpress tonus
" Then there is tho cnast-wiso slave tiado,
gathers up its victims from Virginia nnd
Voribern Blavo States: and from Alexandria,
folk, Richmond and other cities, are doily sent
ih niiscruhlo creatures of slavery upon rho
em plantations. 1 he ships which aro
with thorn aro registoreu uuu couiroiuu uy our
Wo can repeal those laws.
"Then there is tho hulo of men, women
children, under decrees issued out of tho Courts
tho Cuitcd States. '1 hose sales tako place
laws mado by the voters of Now tors., and
frea States: and those laws can be repealed by
votes of the free States. If you can exompt
homeatoad from salo, cannot you exempt
woineu and children f No ono doubts that.
vmi nan nrt ibibit slavery in tho Territories.
yon have done these thing, you have met tho
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tieal questions 01 uiu uuy, uuj iiutu buiu umi
slave pow er shall no longur rule ovor us. You
settled this great question of freedom, this
question, whether this country shall bo a democracy
or a despotism, in favor of democracy this
question whether tho hind sbull bo ruled by
people, or by a class of slaioholilers, in favor
the people, and your government instead of
the spirit nun un a 01 smvery, snail uevoma
representative of tho idea and principles of
safe! cannot ith him that we shall then
to ullttd iLn question in favor of freedom.. Ws
I0n'j r- Kittled the specified questions, which
Wo agree wilb Mr. Ch., that all this is of
importauie. We ar with turn, that when
this shall hav tn Am., shall n far at
"lute u.H m 'iOtin tit the day." But
only incident to tho groat question, which may
attorwards be settled one way or tho other.
Three quarters if a century ago, freedom and
slavery, held just this relative position to each
other, which, if again brought aliout, Mr. Chase
thinks would work difforently from the past. But
we doubt it. Liberty had then advantages in the
contest which sho boa not now. Slavery then had
far less experience in managing Democrats;
far less territory, wealth nnd power, than now, nnd
yet she succeeded in corrupting the nation nnd
decided the question in favor of despotism, and not
democracy in fnvor of slavery, and not of freedom.
And with this experience before us, Mr. Chase has
nood to produce somothing else than his mero opin
ion, however valuable it may ordinarily be, In order
to satisfy tho country thnt the snme result will not
again follow, could lio placo slavery nnd freedom
relatively, just whoro ho proposes. Our failure
before enmo from the preposterous attempt to cher
ish antagonisms to foster liberty, and tolerate
Invcry. Our government never has, nnd wo do
not seo that it cvor can represent Mr. Chaso's " idea
of freedom," whilo ono half of its constituent
members aro prnetically slaveholders. Of course
they will represent in their union, the " Idea" of
their respective States, and that idea Is not the idea
of freedom, but tho idon of slavery tho idea of its
extension nnd its eternity. It seoms to us marvel
ous that Mr. Chaso and other should talk of tho
question's "Mny letlled," whilo such a union exists.
It Is tho result of an effort, honest nnd earnest
wo doubt not, to roconeilo our slavo-riden condition
under this government nnd in this V'nion, with the
idea that we aro freemen. An attfmptto reconcile
this fraternity with slaveholders, and to reconcile
these concessions to slavery, with anti-slavery and
tho principles of freedom. Tho slnvoholdcrs
know bettor. Thoy know that if this Union wou'd
exist, they must themselves ignore slavery at homo,
or thoir non-slnvcholding associates must ignore
lilierty thoro. Tho latter hnvo always dono it.
Whon will they learn wisdom from tho snccess of
their associates, or from tho disasters of their own
What we set down to do, was especially to enter
our protest against the substitution of these partial
remedies, for tlio thorough and radical ones which
tho caso requires. To amuse or to satisfy ourselves
with them is to grant permission for slavery to grow
and flourish. Of course, we suppose many of the
excrescences of slavery will fall before tho evil
itself will bo destroyed. But the best way to knock
them off is to strike nt the root. We hnvo no oh-
joctions that any of tho branchos of the trco should
bo lopped off, but we havo no faith that nny such
lopping will destroy its root or even prevent its
growth. To hope thnt slavery, inwrought ns it is
into every fibre of society nnd of government, is to
bo removed, by cutting off somo of its incidents,
seems to ns as hopeful as though ono was to expect
to palsy tho arm of an assailant, by poring his
nails, or to stop tho flow of his life blood, by cutting
off his locks. It is to hopo for nn effect without a
cause. Whatever measures therefore aro most
spcodily and radically exterminating, aro tho ones
to be adopted, nnd tho teachings of tho paragraph
wo havo quoted, seem to us pernicious to the cause.
in that It will indiico men to bo satisfied with ino-
CONVENTIONS IN NEW-YORK.
In addition to tho conventions, tho procoodings
of which occupy our outsido, the New York Wo
man's Temperance Association also held a meeting,
which was pretty numerously attended.
Tlio specimen wc give of the proceedings of the
Convention of the exclusive, for the first day, is
pretty fair specimen of the whole if wc carry nlong
with it tho idea of iro(re.i.i. Tlio confusion, disor
der, nnd gross personalities of tlio subsequent days
exceeded those of the first. Tho Tribune summa
rily describes their doings as follows :
"First Ai.y Crowding a Woman off tho plat form,
"Second Day Gagging her.
"Third Day Voting alio shall tiny gagged."
Miss Brown was the womim who enmo forwnrd,
(freedom owes her thanks for her courage,) as
delegate, claimed her rights as a member, and wns
recognized as rightfully snch by the president of the
Convention. But when she attempted fo speak
sho was hissed, stamped nnd hooted down by the
clerical molsicr.it and tlicir allies, who controlled
Wo feel no disposition fo comment npon suol
men or thoir conduct. Their acts make known
sufficiently well, their character. Nor do we fcol
disposed to bhuno them for tho course they took.
It was perhaps tho best they could adopt, nndor
the circumstances, to sceuro their object. They
wished to retain their supremacy over the people
The eloqucnco and devotion of Miss Brown, Miss
Stono, Mrs. Roso, Mrs. Mott, Mrs. Nichols nnd
others loft thorn small hopo of success in a forensic en
countor.thcy therefore conoludod tosilonce tliosowo-
mon beforehand with the gng-loubtlCTs they would
havo dono it with tho gad, bad thoir complexion
been sufficiently tinged, or being ns thoy nre,
public sontiniont been such as it was, when
whoro thnt statuto was enacted, which authorise'
a man to beat bis wifo, " provided ho used a rod
biggor than bis thumb." How well they
succeed by those means, remains for the world
sco. Wo know they will never try it again on
largo a scalo. Woman's right to tho platform,
henceforth vindicated in America. And tho cow-
ard reason which Goneral Carey gavo, vis 1
public sentiment excluded her, is dono for,
ovorybody but ministerial mobocrats, with whom
such a reason is always most potential, when
will answer thoir purpose bolter than truth
Tho lost Amorican Missionary contains tho
port of a coljwrteur, wdio is 'distributing rcligiousaud
Anti-Slavery books in Kentucky. Among tho
in the way of the spread of Anti-Slavory
sontiuient ho complains especially of the pro-slavery
influence of emigrants from tho Northern States,
and among them ministors. Thnt our northorn
states should send out missionaries lo aid tho
holders is disgraceful to us, but not at all wonder
ful nftor tho homo efforts for slavery that this
of persons havo mado. The wilier says:
Itisunfortunnto for tho Church, and for
ing humanity, that ambitious men nud luiuisters-
coining from free States into tho borders of
tucky, whoro tlioro aro but lew slaves, aud w
they aro treated w ith a degree of humanity, express
their surprise that tho slaves look so w ell; that
hear so littlo cracking of the whip, Ac., aud to
popular, advocato thu pro-slavery doctrine, and
IJible readers, thoy soek to justify the position
referring to good old Abraham, and saying that
had a great many slaves, and was justified by
himself; and if we aro as good as Abraham,
will do. Thus, instead of being 'shining
and ongnging heartily for tho couso of Christ
suffering humanity, they pervert the word of
become stumbling-blocks, and prevent those
entering that would go into the kingdom.
WOMAN'S RIGHTS CONVENTION IN N. Y.
We have dovoted so much spaco to tho Half
and tho Whole World's Convention, thnt wo cannot
enter Into details In regard to tho Woman's Nights'
Convention held in Now York, Lucrctia Mott
presided, assisted by n large company of Vice !
Presidents. The attendance was largo, nnd tho
sossiona of great interest. Among tho f peakeraj
woro C. C. Burleigh, Mrs. Jenkins of Geneva, Miss
Luoy Stone, Win. Lloyd Garrison, Mrs. Paulina W.
Davis, C. M. Burleigh, S. M. Booth of Wisconsin,
John C. Clure, Miss Antoinette Brown, nnd Mrr.
Rose. The spcakors wero pithy and able, taking
enmprchensivo yiows of their reform in connection
This convention wns in session at tho samo time
with tho semi-world's Temperance convention.
Encotirnged by tho disgraceful conduct of the row
dy priests and thoir " rospoetnblo" ossocintcs during!
tho day, tho low bullies imitated thoir oxamplo, orr
tho evening of the last session of the Womnn'a
Convention. They kept up their ycllings, hissirrg,
nnd howling during tho wholo of the evening.
But the women quietly pcrsovcrcd with their speak
ing, "Whether, tho mon would hear or forbear,"
until the hour of adjournment, when they separated
after announcing another Convention to ba hold in
Cleveland on tho 6th and Cth of Octolior,
Tho Mains Law question is still violently agita
ting the politicians. In Cincinnati, lust week, tiro
Democrats had a large rum gathering. Their can
didates enmo forward nnd pledged themselves a-
gainst tho Main Law nnd passed resolutions, hois
ting tho rum plank into their platform.
Several Presbyterian Ministers, belonging to tho
Synod of Virginia, havo signed the following resol
utions, nnd proposed thotn for adoption to tho oili
er synods. They have reference to the resolutions
of inquiry adopted by tho Now a Jkv.1 Genniti As
sembly, which mot nt Buffalo last spring,
Uemdved, 1 That the i'reshytcrians in tho slave
holding states, decline making nny responses to tho
inquinos proposed by the Into General Assembly.
2. That the Presbyterians bo fully represented
in next Assembly.
A third resolution wns also adopted, proposing
that if thoro is any "anrcamiiaUc intermedium." ill
tho next Assembly with the subject of slavery,
measures shnll be taken to effect a sepnrnlo orenn-
r.ation of tho church in tho south. Wo could wish
0 northern church hnd virtue enough to sennrnto'
hcrmlf, from the praying pirates of tho south. But
sho has not, wo hopo ns tho next host thing sho
II havo enough self respect to let them go w ith
t rcmonstrnncc, or hiiidrniico of any sort. They
have already blighted tho honor, corrupted themor-
s, and thoroughly poisoned nil healthful influ
ence of tho northern church, nml now tho best
ing, they cnn do for that wrecked and iustlv ieer-
cd-at church and for tho moralilv of the tn.rhb (if
ey will not repent,) is to leave tho wreck free
1111 thoir company and their temptations. So mny
ey speedily do, .
A PRESBYTERIAN ELDER.
A lottor writer of ono of tho prtpCTS, giving nn
count of some slaves in Kentucky, nnd their mns-
"The only iron collar I over saw upon a slavo
wns on a little boy about ten years old, belonging
tn an elder of the Second Presbyterian church of
Louisville, Ky. This collar I saw upon him bun-
reds of times, never saw him without. It w as
devilish invention, with a projecting front anil
inck, where the two snnicircles which formed it
ict nnd wcro rivited. A half hoop, made of an
iron rod nlsiut nn inch in cireumfrrence, stood up
over his head higher than ho could reach, like the
andlo of a basket, and when it was fastened at
cneh side formed the other projection, which inado
appear impossible thnt ho could lio down without
resting tho weight of his head upon his collar.
Ho wore it publicly, and I never heard it hinted
thrtt it was contrary to tho doctrine or usage of tho
Presbyterian Church. This man's slaves, mid ho
hnd a number of them, were so faros I could learn,
entirely without moral or mental culture."
l'orhnps this treatment was practiced on ncconnt
f tho manner with which tho Israelites tr cut oil
thoir Hebrew slaves. Tho account writ be found
n Doutoronomy, chapter xv. vorso 17: "Then
thou shnlt tako an awl, nnd thrust through his car
uato tlio door,and he shall bo thy servant forever."
Wo understand that tho revised copy of tho Bihlo
leaves out nil forms of barbarity nnd institutes)
mildness nnd equality; no superiors; no servants,
all nre to bo represented as rail and iqual, neigh
borly and k'uid.
God is no where s)siken of as being nn "angry
God," a "revengeful God" tea. in any pnrt of tho
now ISihlo. Every thing is changed to mildness,
and admonishes ponplo to live as thoy aro oxpocted
to do in Heaven. One fumily, one faith and ono
God. It Is said to ho a great improvement on tho
old Biblo. Ky. New.
Jt-BGt McLax akd Pro-Slaviiiv. Judgo Mc
Lean's decision in the caso of McQucory fills all tlio
devotees of the fugitive slave bill with gladnoss.
Ono of our exchanges expresses this feeling thus:
"It is well know that Judgo McLean is aot a 'pro-
slavery man' his sympathies have long been with
the slave." To us this would bo ainssiug, if tlioso
who talked in this way scorned less confident in
what way they say. Wo know that some years a-
go, whon tho Whig party was tho "only truo liber
ty party," a sort of anti-slavery reputation wits
talked up for Judgo McLean by a portion of tho
Whigs, who had an eye to him as a candidate for
tho Presidency. But what has ho over done to,
warrant it? It would be difficult to show that ho
over stood as woll on tho record, as Vice President
Fillmore stood when Gon. Taylor died. Commote
England Tirxd or Protictino tbi Slavs Trapp.
An iinKrtant report has just been laid before,
tho British House of Commons, by a special com
mittee nn slavery nnd tho slave trade,' an abstract
of which we find iu the London Timet. The testi
mony taken by tho committee shows the foot to bo
notorious, that slavo-trading vessels nre fitted out
in Cuba undor the guns of tlio Spanish men-of-war;
that groat facilities aro offered to tho importation
of negroes; that when once londod, they aro called
natives, nnd all attempts to trace and liberate thorn
are oommoiily dofoatod ; and those abuses hnvo in
creased in proportion to the bribes accoptcd by tho
Cuban Government. Cp to 1810 tho Captain Gon
eral roceivod half a dollar for ovory slave imported;
but Gon. O'Doiincll, in 1X43, suecoodod in raising
this fee to throe doubloons a head ; and, with tho
oxcoption of Genoral Concha, who refused tho bribe,
tho samo blood-money has since been ioviod by
ovory Govornor of tho island. Nor does tlio Crime
stop' horo, Tho involved interests in this trado aro
mainly those of high and mighty porsonnges nt
Madrid, who havo swor to obtain the recall of
any honest officer, and who enutrivo tn koop up all
the horrors of this system to gratify their own ava
rico nt the expenso of humanity and of the na
tional interest. Pupateh.