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V lin1 " .'""V" represented, I askcdi I
'!"''" The Indian who once strodn over this
nnd Allod it hi on n proud fierce, dar-
nU,gretlnhiitiv'fr'.l.iiii, n.iw.on hiworlil
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and civilirW, (T) dcspoilera and destroyers proud-
her S-'.,il,it their rum, and Kwli nnil gun
With or ,.n they have swept the alsirigitiea from
the es.h. Who but must drop a four over tho for-
tnmj'nfthe haughty, during, mid often manly mid
' Iffn.ix Brothsriiooi.! HovrMieatutiful it noumln
J.X herel I have seen nn cross am acow ling looks hero.
Thia Is a kind tif Won I'alnco, where nil nations
are fussd Into one. At this moment, somo ono ia
, playing on a finc-toned piano near me, the sweetest
of nil eweet oirs, Lilly Dale.' Who enn lo in ho-
. ing happy here? Who ran help feeling proud of
Muiuiniiii i .vauonniinni nnu sectnrism, where
are thojf They dure not enter here. Would they
might never he felt or known again. Here ia the
I'loce to worship 0kI, the uniremal Father.
ANTI-SLAVERY IN ENGLAND.
The following statement in regard to t lie action
of the British and Foreign Aiiti-Sluvcry Society ia
from the correspondent ofthc Weslyan. The state
inentin regard to the Anti-Slavery I'cportcr ia
quite correct. A marked improveinent lias appear
ed in ita liberality, candor nml earnest Anti-Slavery
tone sine Jin Koohlp reliied from ita Dditorship.
Besides thls as we have pretiously noticed, Kii h
Rrd Di Webb, publishes the Anti-Slavery Advocate,
ft aniall monthly sheet, hut conducted w ith very
extraordinary judgment and aliility, lis editor is
Intimately familiar with tlio whole, Anti-Slavery
history of thia country, with the position of tho no-
t' i' i .. . . - . .
iiucni partiea and the churches here, as also with
mo uiiierenee nn l relations or the different classes
f Inli VI...
. ...... v ion ijr ,( nmong ua. DcsmIcs which its
" """" """"'ua and out spoken abolition-
The correspondent of the Wcleyan anys:
The nntbslavery party in this country have, for
V i . " ?' ",'",n " veryui.-organiied con
tlition. IV ot that there has been an v want of public in
terest in the great question of American Slaverv
but the Uritish and Forign Anti-Slavery Socicfv
lina been feeble in its action and ill-ndvbed in it
jiolicy. To trace the courte of that society since
it reconstruction after the great battlo of freedom
' fought in the West India Islands, would be
Ix'th tedious and mmeccssai v. Suffice it to sav
tht retore, that insteml ot enligfitening the mblic
tltind as to the true character of A uiei ican Slavery,
and showing what the people of this country could'
Uo towards elici ting its alHilitmn, and instead of
necking to induce the l!ritili t hurchea to utter en
ergetic protest ag-iiuct the traitorous course of their
I'mreligionists ncrs the Atlantic, it wns content
to hov?j in l"iig and dry reports, teeming with tn
tistiesi lht f-w cared ttlsiut rending, that tho col
lifcd population were pmgrrssing in tho West In
dies, iiinl that the evils of which the planters com
plained were partly occasioned by their own mis
management and partly hy our Free Trado meas
ures with regard to sugar imported into this king
dom. That these question were of imHirtauco 1
ehould bo the last to dispute; but they ought never
to have taken precedence of tho interests of the
three millions of enslaved human beings whose
fitlc so darkly biota tho escutcheon of your great
Kcpuhlic. Then, again, in tho Anti-S'lavery Ite-
Wirtcr, tho organ of the Societv, all mention of the
lalstr of tho American Anti-Slavery Society, and
their friends, was carefully avoided; and, w hatover
may have been the cause of that silence, this much
ia certain, that many earnest Alsditionista consid
ered that such a paper should be the vehicle of
t-oiiiiminicuung 10 1110 iiruish anti-slavery worui
everything of interest that w as said or done bv
' American Abolitionists, trresnectire of the rtarties
to wmn tney nriongcq, ana wtio Mded Marti to
- the disunion and bitteniwr of.f8eUng, an tlw way
. in which the late Secretary (now in your oountry,)
,1 ; mixed up his private hatted with hi piiblio. au
' ties. For example, tho Kev. Kdwnrd .Mathewa, the
Agent of tho Free Mission Baptists, camo to this
vcouutry to givo information on the slavery question
, and to collect funds for the Dawn Institute, of which
his society was, at that time, tho tenant. To his
surprise ho w as coldly ret'ttivvil bj (ho Secretary,
and, to hia further astonishment, lib found Mr.
Josnili lien sun raising money for tho snino benovo
'! ' lent object, professedly, lie of course comnlained
' to Mr. , Scobfe, but that gentleman at once became
partixan of Mr. Hensun's and, without instituting
proper inquires, published in tho Koporter that he
alone was entitled to collect money for the Insti
tute in question. This extraordinary conduct, ad-
uen vt oiner circumstances, still further nlincnted
. the affCttnma of many Abolitionists from tho ocio-
V, Hut, happily, Mr. Seoblo resinned hia imiior-
tAiit office, ami made Way for ono w ho possesses, I
believe, a more Cuthotii ftiiti-slamry spirit, better
tact, a keener perception of hia duties, and a mil
der tompur, I refer to Mr. L. A. C'lmmorovxow.
The advent of Mr. Chamcrovzow as ft leader of the
great anti-slavery party in this country, was most
opportune, and so far he has surpassed my most
Mihguiiio anticipations. Hut, w hile he has stilled
the storm of passion, and silenced tho voice of slan
der, he has not, nor can ho yet, organizo tho scat
tered uuti-slavery forces, nor mako us nil of ono
mind aa to tho vnrioua parties in tho I'nited States
and aa to the best modes of action in opposing the
formidable curso of chattel slavery. ' Hut I think
lilt wilt succeed in bringing ulsiut something like
union, and in adopting judicious and energetic
measures, in tho carrying out of which tho friends
of Mr. Garrison, of Air. Tappan, and of the Liberty
l'arty, can all heartily join; and in theso laudable
nini he is receiving symputhy and cooperution on
- all hands.
SLAVERY AND COLONIZATION.
I venture an extract from a letter of a devoted
friend of tho bIiivb in Rochester. Western Jiow
York, Any I'ost. llur heart is always open, her
nanus always ruany, to promote the comfort and
auiety of God's poor.
September, ls63. W. C. X.
'I have just helped off twelve of a
itcry interesting family to Camilla. Their tnlo of
trial ami suffering was truly affecting, and I regrot
that our friend did nut hear it from their own lips.
The husband was the only one who had been a
slave, the wife hud just paid three hundred and fif.
ty dollars for him. After their neighbors hud fail
ed to induce them to go to Liberia, they ant about
trying to steal thorn; and she said, for six months
just past, she had to watch hur children as closely
as a hen wutclic her chicken. Many night she
hail nntslciit a wink, through fear, and often took
.. tham all, (ten in number,) and slept down by the
. f i j . . . - I. ;. r ' i , ,
siueoi cue nouse 01 n wiuie menu, wuom sne now
woulil protect tnem. 4 0 tin mode ot sleeping
were they subjected for aix month, unless at time
when some w lute person would stay In her house;
but that was too much trouble to be continued, and
hence they preferred sleeping outside. She. with
, the help of her six boy, hod rented a farm of two
hundred sure, oho owned three horses and forty
rewn tioga, uui was oniigou to sen tnem all at a
trrcat sacrifice. I am happy that it wa in
my power te cheer and help them on their way to
atreo eountry. i lie woman sain, "limes at the
South ar trowing worse; the people are so crazy af
ter money, ond the slave now fetch a big price,"
Mori VirTms. We understand that the pnrsu-
r of fugitive slaves are now on the track of a col
ored citiseo of liuffulo, who has resided here for
more than twenty years he lived a sober, industri
ous life ha aceuinmulated a home for himself
and family, and who exercise the right of fran
chise which belong to a freeman. We have no
doubt that the fugitive law can a justly claim him
M any other of hi oppressed race, and vet there is
a humanity, we are happy to believe, that stands
ItatwMO the law and its victim. There ia no doubt
fn ur mind that the proper officer have been ap
'filml to for the arrest of the eitiiea fngitive, and
' with a humanity tiiat Uvea honor to their hearts,
Herly refuse to liav anything to da with it The
ptwmer thu far hay failed in accomplishing their
purpose, and we question whether they will euo
cd at rlt - There are Iq thi city many law-lov-idfl
ttiasaA, who never, eondamnad tha fugitive
Mv law, wb would scarcely Und by and see one
of our i itir.cns, l,e lie Mink or white, forced into in
" voluntary son itudc, away from a d-p-nl-i.t fnmi
An one of the officera said when applied to for
"e nccasnry pniers mr mo arrest, "tho case is
littlo too steep to go down I decline any interfer
ly ence in the mutter." With such administrative of-
lit ers, the fugitive slave law will have hut few ter-
rora. Huff. Ex.
Sl)c -Vnti-Slaucri) Bugle.
rnlrm, Ohio, October 1, lN.lil.
I'm (.oRiir.mNDENTs. Wo are most heartily
greatful, on our own nccount, aa well aa that of
our readora, for the full and interesting reporta
from tho vnrioua lei taring fields. Thp?e give an
interest to our pnper and a atimiiloua to increased
anti-slavery emirt, which nothing else can do, and
we bespeak from our friends, aa frequent and full
reporta ol their doing aa their pressing labors will
Prisiressive Frinps. The yearly meeting of the
Ohio Progressive friends was held in this place on
Saturday mid Sunday last, lly request wo ahull
publish their proceedings next week. They were
outspoken on all tho radical reforms of tho dBy.
The religion of this small association consist not
in theorice hut in practical righteousness.
Gexerai. Carkv Itr.nt ked. It will he aeen that
tlih Wi'iren'a State Temperance Cont ention, passed
a resolution, most fittingly rebuking General C'ary
. for liia prominent Partic iiianrv in excluding female
IVlcgnte from the Convention in Xew York. In
I.. .. . .. ...
in action there, General I nry, wna no representa-
tive of the opinionsnrwndiesof the Temperance men
and women of Ohio. And werejoicethat at this first
meeting of tho women of tho state, they took occa
sion to disclaim hia action, nnd to administer a
severe but merited rebuke.
Til Second Ir.t-Ais Mketino of the American
Anti-Slavery Society, will bo held in Philadelphia
in December next.
Ex Governor Woon, on his way to his South
American Mission, stopped at Jamaica. There he
found proof positive that the negroes are only fit
for slaves, that liberty is to them the source of deg
radation poverty and other calamities. Ho has
tened to communicate his discovery to his brother
hunkers here at home, and the result is great joy
among the sUveites.
Goino to Canada. The Vernon Ia. Whig Ban
Sonio seven or eight colored families, w ho have
been lhing in this vicinity, left yesterday and
to-day for Canada, where they expect tomnka their
future home. They go apparently well prepared
to enjoy life in that country, and with every ussur
imcc that Canada is the land of promise.
They go, doubtless, because tho public prejudice
nnd the oppressive black laws of Indiana, coinpcll
them to leave tho land of their n.Mivitv, or their
choice. Xntbecuuso Canada is their land of nroni-
iso or of hope.
Columbiana Connty is wonderfully stirred with
discussions concerning teniperasfsK-fusion the
Maine Law, "Str '-Tass.icM Boilers have. hn Some
serious diffciweJes of Opinion relative to the
prief af fusion. Tae.twe papers, the Aurora and
tho HoTtiewtmvfLttr oWHedly Apposed, though we
should think a majority of the party decidedly the
other way. These lnttor aro carrying tho day, as
will lie seen from the proceedings of the Lislsm
meeting, whicTi we publish by request. Severnl of
tho v hij nominees, we understand, have derlined
being candidates. Of the Democrats, wo hear
nothing except through the Patriot, which keeps
up a brisk fire of small shot upon the I'ooplo and
the Whigs. In the mean time the Muine Law and
the temperance discussion is going on with great
vigor. All our homo temperance forte U kept
busily at work. Mr. Chase is advertised for a
number of lectures on the Maine Law. Mr. F.arlo,
an agent of tho Central Committee, is busy in the
county, nnd will be during the coming week. And
in addition, we have hnd a highly interesting cnurso
of lectures in this place, on temjierance jrojer, from
lu. Lees, of Lngland.
THE ARMY AND NAVY.
The receipts into tho National Treasury for the
year ending the 30th of June last, were $01,X(I3,
404. Total expanses, $ 54,043,108. Tho revenue
exceeded that of any previous year by more than
Of these expenditures, ff,04?,200 were' for the
war department, and $ 10,8'Jl,02t for the support
of tho Navy. Making in all for theso' two war
departments of the, government, $20,838,029.
Whilo the whole expense of our civil government,
and foreign diplomatic intercourse umouutcd to
More than twenty million of dollars, expended for
a war establishment, in a tiino of profound peace!
Whence the need of this immenso expenditure, and
what that looks like an equivalent do we receive
for it? If neodful, it is rendered so mainly by the
insecurity of southern slavery and by the grasping
umbition which it fosters, What need has New
England, Xew York, Ohio and Michigan, for the
oxpediture of more thun ten millions of dollars
upon a national army. Probably not ono half of
their citizens of the ago of twenty-one, ever uw
a !'. S. soldier in their lives, and not one of them all
ever thought of needing their aid or protection in
any conceivablo emergency. If fighting is to hi
done, the citizons of Ohio feel themselves amply
competent for their own protection. That seven
teen million are annually expended for legislation,
much of which is worthless or oppressive, upon an
administration quite worthy of such laws, and upon
a system of comparatively useless diplomacy, is bad
enough. But that more than twonty millions
should be added for a war department, ought not
to be borne, and would not be, were not this nation
ruled by slavery, which needs a standing army for
its security, and especially for its extension.
Reador, fix the fact in your memory and tell it
to your neighbor, that more than twenty millions
of dollars were squandered last year upon the army
and navy, and ask him or tell yourself, if you can.
what good you got by it.
MR. GARRISON IN THE WEST.
By the following editorial in the Liberator, it
will be seen that Mr. Garrison may be confidently
expected in Cleveland next week and in Adrian on
Saturday the 8th.
Mr. Garrison sayst
It i our intention to make an anti-slavery tour
to the West, in the course of a few days, having
been irresistibly importuned to do no by the friends
of the cause in that great Held of labor. We expect
i . , . . -Y i r i 1 1 i
to be ausent auoui six weeas. if sunn vnuenvor
to be tireaenrat the National Woman' HighU Cou-
veil iiun, WHICH IS iu uv ucm at VIUIOJSIIU, IIIU, uu
Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 5th and 6th; and
i i . i. i. . . I .j , "I i i ii. : ..
to arrive in Adrian, Michigan, on the evening of
Saturday, uc. em.
To Tint F.I) i tor: Unhid ailly br malicious person
has heen busy, the last month or two, addressing
letters, in my" name, to clemvmen. idisiciana. anil
other persona throughout tho country. , Several of
these letters have been sent to me by the gentle
men mi wnom tney were aoitrcaseu, ana I have
heard of others. Somonfthcm appear to bo com
mercial lettera, and genuine, and nave put the per
sona receiving them to a considerable trouble, while
others rontain stntemoiita and nropositiona ao ab
surd that intelligent persons will not suppose they
nrc authentic. The object of this public exposure
of these Jiirim'r, ia to guard against tho possibility
of deception, ao that the forger may hnvo no motive
for the continuance of hia labors. From allusions
in some of these fored lettera, it evident that the
writer of them has been instigated to the course ta
ken, by his connection, or sympathy with the wo
man wiui implicated in the attempt to take Jane
Trainer to California '
Freedom are respectfully requested to give the a
hove an insertion.
LETTER FROM MRS. GRIFFING.
Dear Marii's; We have just visited the neigh
borhood of Putnam, Granville, and Green Plain
the seat of early Alsjlitionism nnd tho home of j
far-famed friends of tho slavCi The advocates of
Freedom would expect to find lii-rt) th; altars, still
standing the fires unqticnchcd tho Herulda upon
the wat h-tower, nnd tho God of battles in their
midst. And as they pursuo their dreary and thank,
less journey among atrnngera and encniiea who
give them neither hoiises( homes nor henrta- offer
ing oft thi- prayxr of an ancient but nolilo martyr,
" If this cup may not pusa away, Thy will be done." I
bitterness is turned to joy and rejoicing in
the deligtful anticipation of a welcomo greeting of
healthy sentiment, sentimental hearts, nnd hearty
homes,, among the tnoh-drivfn, firc-senrre'll, rihd
fire-proof lovers of Liberty in Putnum, Granville,
nnd Green Plain. Such has beon our experience,
and such the hopes that mocked our strong desires
and expectation for tho slave, and him who bore
his bunds, upon coming into this community.
Wo were invited to Putnam by our worthy friends, '
and Margaret Lukeiis uncompromising
friends of right, nt whoso house we received most
kind and generous hospitalities, and from whose
hearts nnd hands we gathered fresh courage and
renewed strength. But no house could be found in
'uthatn or Granville, in which to hold an Anti-
Slavery meeting, with less than ten dollars expense.
nnd nu audience to the number of n Jury, cotilj not
be secured, so you see how the public sentiment
of this plaro rnngfs. A leading Frco Soiler, by
invitation; spent the evening with ua, nnd made tho
best apology he could for the facts almve named,
admitting that the Church and Free Soil party were
rrry remiss in duty, but ho hoped that we would
be charitable, as there w as no such thing as jierfrc
tivn here. Wo told him that was tho very thine wc
wanted to prove lo them, and to impress upon their
minds the necessity of going on, nnd out of a pro
slavery church nnd party, that wore leagued with
the Government to " suppress agitation'
Finally, he told Ua tcry kindly, lie thought our
Infidelity had shut us out of their churches, for ho
had heard that we disbelieved the fundamental,
elempiilof Christlnnity thrf Attoncmont. We ask
ed him if he applied the same test to Free Soilers
and Temperance Lecturers. Well well no
but, nnd exhibiting a long capacity of mantle, that
hides a multitudo of sins, he drew his watch, and
excused himself by asking pardon for too long in
truding uivon our rest, and retired. We are asked
to attribute good motirei to such men, nnd we are
far from attributing Any other to our friend, bnt can
they in justice ask any other, thnn tlio character bf
their church and party exhibit and demonstrate
can any motive above this, influence thr-fu to remain
whore their sentiment is not expressed, I can see
no consistency or morality in this.
At Granville, notwithstanding the genial, healthy
influence of our good friend Dr. Bancroft's well
ordered and flourishing, Wuter-Ctire Institution,
than which nono more deservedly praised, wo found
tho pooplo well dosed with Political and Religious
narcotics, to w hich their whole nature, social, in
tellectual and moral, had yielded " most admirably"
stupifying nnd stultifying their mornl sense be
yond a rallying point, und rendering thorn a fit
illustration of a pooplo "twice dead and plucked
up by the roots." Only ono mon, beyond the Dr.,
gave signs of somnambulism. lie commenced talk
ing in his sleep, and w hen ho found no one listeued
to him, ho became wroth, and waxed moro positivo,
and gave stronger evidence of returning to a nor
mal stitto. Not the slightest impression could be
made upon the humanity of tho pooplo, with the
exception of the water-cure, a kind of natural
touch-stone, restorer and developer of moral sense;
with Dr. B. and family, and Mrs. Ellis, their noblo
matron, w hose very face is sunlight, nnd in whose
presence' thero is freshness, if not fullness of joy,
at its hoad, these expressed a wish to hear once
more, Anti-Slavery in its purity. But as no encour
agement could be hod for an Antl-Sluvory meeting,
Mr. Jones, the Mayor, with a few others, kindly
invited Mr. Pillsbury to deliver his Lyec'um' Lecture
on the Fronch Revolution, in the sossion room of
the Presbyterian Church, which they thought oould
be procured. But before the time of the meeting
arrived, the church took tho matter into considera
tion, and nnon the testimony of a Hudson Theolo
gical student, that Mr. P. was an Infidel, deemed
it unsafe to stand before the light of meh a man,
inch a Lecture, and consequently shut the doors,
and many people came und went with the impres
sion that no mooting was to be held. But a little
more consideration on the part of the sociely,,ro
vealed to them a hotter policy, and at the very time
for the meeting (o commence, the house was open-
ed, and those w ho hud not left, went in, and the
room was filled with earnest, attentive listener.
The Lecture, which in iU own masterly character,
need not the praise of man, was favorably received
by the mass, and much admired by the few who
could appreciate it. The peoplo of Granville are
by no means inferior iu intellect and refinement,
and only need to lie shown the undofinablo and
sandy character of their religion, which not only
cannot stand tho test of wind and flood, but which
wither and die before the sunlight of an Anti
Slavery meeting, together with the inefficiency and
unuppropriatones of Politic to cure a moral evil,
a directly npposod to Christianity, and they would
bo most reliable in the cause of Humanity. There
is need of lubor in Granville. Missionaries should
be sent hero who would sot sido by side the impo
tent and powerless religion of this age, with thatof
an ancient and unknown race, whose gods, in the
form of Alligators and Serpents are yet to be seen
on the top of artificial mounds in tills vicinity.
On the evening of our arrival hero, our friend
and brother, II. C. Wright, also arrived from Xew
York, bringing u a fresh and extended report of
the riotous.but prophetio proceedingsof the World'
Male Temperance Convention, iu which the clergy
and common rioter of Xew. York, invaded with
,p',rit is lost in the letter." They may have the
Kienct, but not the nml of Anti-fslnvery. Our mect
Their ings, which were three in number, wcro hold In the
Wesletan Church, belonging to a sect who are
"comooutcrs" from pro-slavery churches. Hut when
we we're thore to siionk of Slavery as it is to show
question why the stayed at home, giving her tcsti
Willimn :innny' on tho sido of the church, thereby illustrnt-
their wonted and iiii-rtaml desperation, the rights
of woman shutting out her voice and urenius in
the creation of publio aciitiment againat the usi of
intoxicating drinks, and in vulgar and violent tones
demanding of her abject submission to the sphere
and the sentiment they, in their manly jurisdiction,
might assign and create for her.
It Is Vttry Wbll there aro some times and some
places, whore crery man can, dosplto his dignity
and position, apeak in his own vernacular. I am
glad that Ohio was disgraced with only one titrh
delegate, and that ho was in no very conspicuous
degree a rrpresentalire man. The militia of this
State should not take to themselves too much honor
in tho person of General Carey, as this heartless
immolation' of woman, errit, will scarcely entitle
him to rank with hia illustrious predecessors Gen
erals, whose murders and butcheries have purchas
ed for themtho highest honors In thti gifts of the na:
tion. It i, howevorj an evidHncBof far-seeing anil Sa
gacity; rather uncommon in a military chieftain, to
discover what is not, setting aside' what is "Woman's
fiphorc," and the motto is forcible and true, "Honor
to whom honor is due."
Hut I am digressing, and with your pardon, will
proceed to close my too lengthy letter by a word of
Grcon Plain, the former home of Joseph and Ituth
Dugdnle, Jesse and Mercy Holmes, and many other
true and tried friends of the slave, who are now
removed into other localities; leaving behind them
ripple Uon tho waters; in tho form of fret Soil,
which, but for the moral n;itationot a fdw crippled
but earnest women, would be a pool of dead and
j;Hmif water, corrupting rind absorbing the vital,
animating force of tho entire community around it.
Of Free Democracy here we can but say, " the
the obstructions to its removal, and to unfold to tho
minds of the pcoplo this important truth, that the
opposition of tho church to us, is not for our Infi
delity, but to secure the end and aim of this Gov
ernment to suppress the agitation of the Slavery
ing tho truth that others wont to henr, A few Froo
Soilers attended and listened with somo interest to
our "criticism of creation," but gave no signs of
impression by a better and purer morality, and will
doubtless continue sketching their own symmetri
cal but soulless " madonna." Of tho Free Soilers
and tho Weslsynna, Wo nro almost ready to take up
the lamantation, How oft would we have gathered
you upon the side of the oppressed against the
oppressor, but yo would not. Behold you aro left
iu the Govcrmcnt with Slaveholders.
Yours for a better
JOSEPHINE S. GRIFFING.
WOMAN'S STATE TEMPERANCE CONVENTION.
DAYTON, Sept. 22, 1853.
Dear SI arils: W4 arrived hero on our way to
Indiana, just in time to attend the Woman's State
Temperance Convention. I have but a moment
amid fatigue and hurry, but will give yon and your
reader an tdoa of the character and spirit of the
Dayton is the last place in the world to entertain
such a meeting ; or any mooting, except on subjects
stereotyped in Noah's ark, and stale and mouldy in
tho days of Abraham and Muse. It i a beautiful
and thriving littlo city ; and had we only to eat,
drink and die, verb ermld hnrrlly wish a better place
in which to fulfil your mission. Nature wrts in her
bosi'mood when she got the country tip, iu this
region, and besides, must have had some experience
in that department of creation nnd production
Bnt, with the poet Bums, I Judge
" She mndo the men with 'prentice hand."
We nro told there is a Temperance Swioty here
witli four hundred members. But there is an ex
press condition that nono but white persons shall
bo sated by it. The colored drunkards (if there
bo any, must b'c' saved in some other way. Per
haps they aro more tempevato already than their
whito brethren, for we could hardly suppose if they
were drunkards, or in nny danger of becoming
such, that the good people of the city would not be
willing to try to save thorn. I trust they did not
refuse them, until they saw them safoly out of the
reach of tho monster;
And then this largo society refused (o be repre
sented in the Convention held yesterday. It had
its own reason also for this. An undelegated lady
told the meeting it wa because the State Society
was understood to allow men and women to speak
and act in behalf of the cause, on the same,
platform!! Ida hopo the peoplo here will all
be saved from Intemperance. But really thoy are
most fastidious, as to the moans.
Tho Convention, howevor, wa a deeply interest
ing one. It seemed to mo' at one time, that the
Hamilton County influence, joined with that of
Oborlin, had some designs upon the frocdom of the
platform. And there wore others who spoko of
Antoinnotto Brown, and the Reverend Ruffianism
sho encountered. in the Jleminjihericul Convention
at New York, as though they might have at least
tuken lessons of Gen. Curey.
The two resolutions following, were introduced
by Josephine Griffing;
Heioleed, That we regard the tyrannical and eow'
Ordlv " CONFORMATION TO TUI t'SAOES OV SOCtttT.'
iu thrusting Woman from tha Platform of the lute
(to called, Out mitcalled) World's Tomperaooe Con
vention, as a most daring and insulting outrairo
upon all of Women Kind and it is with the deep
est sname ano morunuuuun, mat we learn xnai nui
own State of Ohio, furnished the d dogate to oflioi
ate iu writing and presenting the Resolutions, and
also presiding at the session when the desperate act
ilcjiolved. That our thank are due to the Hon
Neul Dow of Maine, the President of the Conven
tion. for o manfully and persistently deciding and
insisting upon ana in jonir 01 1110 ngni 01 ail me
frieuda ot temperance duly delegated, to seat and
partiuipancy in all the proceedings.
There was a motion made immediately and with
some spirit, that tho Resolutions be laid on the
table. The lady making it suid, " it must be voted
forthwith, or we shall see here all the disgraueful
scenes they had witnessed in Xew York." Her
fear were all groundless, for noither Dr. Hewitt,
Dr. Marsh, l.or Cnpt. Rynders Were present, nor
any of their minions, '
Tho motion to lay on the table Was at once voted
dowu. Then followed a brief but spirited discus
sion, at the close of which, the first Resolution Was
adopted by a large majority, and the second with
but a tingle dittenting vote. The question was deei
dod upon both, by rising; and a loud burst of ap
plause from all part of the house.in which both men
and women joiued, ratified the just decision.
In the discussion, a lady said she "heard Gen.
Carey aay last evening in I'rbauna, at a large
meeting, that the women were not exoluded in the
New York meeting, because they were women, but
because of (he irtvgularity er illegality of their ere-
dentialt." She said this in defence of the General,
as she seemed a devoted friend of his and approved
the monstrous proceedings of the mMcalled " World'
Convention." Others affirmed they had heard Gen.
Carey say tiie same. It was denied, howctBr, by
one ierson present, and we hardly could tell which
side was right.
But you will sec full particulars in the papers,
as a number of Hrcportrs Were in attendance, and
the official proceedings will also appear in due time.
Yours in haste and wcarinnbsfl,
LETTER FROM JOHN F. SELBY.
Dear Marii-s: A few words may be of interest
to your readers. On Sunday, the 4th of this Inst.,
I held meetings in Youngstown, forenoon and eve
ning, both well attended and I think profitable.
Tiler", Is much of anti-slavery feeling in tho place
above named, which I tttlilk ha been much in
creased of late;
I held a public disMi'slMn, on tho 24th and C5th
of August, in the M. fc. Church, with th 7iVr. J.
Graham, on tho following question " Does tho
Methodist K. Church justify and sanction slavery,
as it exists in tho United States." Mr. 0. assumed
that the M. E. C. does not "justify and sanction,"
but only "tolerates" or "sufTers" a hind of slave
holding, which is only nominal-ond which is for
the good of the slave' and not for the gain of the
master, and finally, that tho Biblo sanction that
kind of slavery. It was shown on the other hand,
that she has given the sanction of h"r constitu
tional law to chattel ilavery, and that the system of
slavery with nil its untold horror and abomina
tions, is included in, and legitimately grows out of
this root, i. e. chattetinm. It was further shown
that she' docs by the action ot her highest judica
tories, justify and sanction slavery as it exists in
the U. 8., in so many words and that she sanc
tions the character of the worst of slaveholders and
kidnappora (such aa Gorauch). To all of which,
Mr. G. replied by tho atnertiont above namedi
This discussion must do good; Such an e'niirb'
failure Co defend a man-stealing ciiiirch, iiy one of
her strongest chainpioHi, must cause her to be
looked upon as a curso to society.
I hnvo held mectinga at Cnitsville, Bedford,
Murdock's and Pulaski. Those were well attend
ed, and produced good effect, though I found much
prejudice to encounter still the omnipotence of
truth, nvorcame much of this and the word from
all quarters was "come over and help us."
I have since been to Crawford Co., and find th
friends (litre in good spirits,
AVe have just held a three days' cottrttntion in
this place, which closed on Wodnesdny Evening.
This convention was not technically an anti-slavery
convention, yet anti-slavery was the groat question
which occupied the attention of tho mooting. The
following Rosolution, met with much opposition,
but was adopted by a strong majority.
Resolved, That Women are trtxd without rep
resentation, (being disfranchised,) and we earnest
ly exhort all who cxerviso tho right of suffrage, to
abandon rill parties which make sex the basis of
rights, and to support none tor omcoj who aro not
the true friends of equal rights to all; without re
gard to color di sex.
It wa argued that tha Bible condemn this res
olution, and that woman shoald sot be planed upon
an equality with meo because God haa sot placed
them A. . But, be that a rt may, ta reaolntkm
was adopted. Prospocts are encouraging in West
ern Pa. I havo a lino from my colleague, Mr.
Pineo, and wo will lie in the field togethor In a few
days and you will hear from us occasionally,
J. F. SELBY.
P. 8; Allow me to say that I have, since the
Anniversary, had the opportunity to examine the
locumcnts, in tho case of Mr. Woods, tho colored
brother for whom aid wus then about to bo solicit
ed, when Mr. Foster interfered, with suspicions
rclntivo to his character, nnd prevented it. Now
all that 1 have to say is this. I am only moro than
before convinced, that Mn W. is an honest man, at
least in his statements,' and thnt Mr. Foster's sus
picion! did him great Injustice.
J. F. S.
NOTES FROM THE LECTURING FIELD.
It is almost impossible for mo to dctermino my
exact wherealwuts. I know I ant iff Ohio, nnd yet
I constantly feel I am in Michigan. I started for
the latter state, with the purposo of lulwring for
the slave within it precincts; and returning to my
home when tho work was done. Rift I engaged
to visit West Unity, and in doing so, found myself
bark in Ohio. Still so little difference is there in
passing boundary lint's, that (me realir.es but very
little difference. William county is the north
west corner of tho state, and withal a very new
county. Everything boar tho impress of nownoss.
Farms roads houses people", all fobk as though
they had just risse'rtcd their right to be. Tho (oil
of the county, so far lis 1 have seen it, is rich, and
the ownors in a vory few yoars will bo rich also.
Village are springing up in every direction, while
the evidence of enterprise and prosperity are visi
ble on overy sido. Indeod I was surprised to find
such a villago as West Unity, in this region of
country at all. There must be noar or quite
score of stores and mecliauiu'i shop in the town.
with a steam foundry, two steam saw mill, and
preparation for a (team grist mill. There i no
church yet finished, ulthough there are two in the
course of erection, one belonging to the United
Brethren, the other to the Methodists and Presby
terians. The county has been since its organiza
tion', thoroughly Democratic, but is now undergo
ing a very extensive revolution. The Whig pnrty
is defunct, and the' Free' Dorrfocracy ia fighting hard
for the ascendency, with a fair prospect of carrying
their ticket this full. The Repubicau Standard
published in West Unity, and was the organ of the
old slave Democracy, and the only paper in the
oounty. It ha run up the Free Soil Aug, and i
doing a good work fur free discussion and free
principlos. Its Editor, Mr. Hunter, treated me
ith tlie greatest kindness, gave notice of the
meetings, and urged all to attend.
I held four meeting in the place, which wore
well attended. Our radical views itartled the good
peoplo who heard them for the first time, and
caused a good deal of enquiry.
Never did many of the people hear their ohurch-
es so spoken of before, and seemed to doubt rf those'
things oould be so. There wa no publio opposi
tion to what wa said. But in the shops, stores,
&o., the usual amount of low scurrilous charges
were made. I did my best to got those who dif
fered with ua, to present these difference before
the meeting, but could not succeed.
The Presbyterian minister wa in attendance
several night, but made no remark. One thing
I was (truck with vii.i the large proportion
Salem and Columbiana Co. people I met with
these meetings. In fact, It seem as though Col
and Stark counties had peopled this county. Num
ber spoke with me who had often heard myself
and other in your county. There la iu till nclgtl
borhood, a mall socioty of Ilicksi'e Frienda, most
of whom I am told are rfc'gllldr eluve domocrata.
Joaeph Thorn, whoae name the Indiana Friend
are somewhat familiar with; liVe here, and Is the
pwacher of tho above' Moiety: He received the
friends who brought me here, tlnd myself, with
much apparent friendship, so much Kb ns to elicit
tho remark front a Friend, "How Jos: Is changed."
He attended the meetings, and with the first seem
ed plr'nattd, but he got "The Bro' of Theives,"
which seemed to throw him entirely off hie bal
ance:; Ho found whnt Stephen says aliout the
Quilkera, and pronounced it all "black lies." -He
was vory savage'. I did not know that a Quaker
could have so much of what seem to me " Old
Harry," In him. But nlaa, they too are mottal.
Jos. said what the " Spirit" prompted him to, In
the way of saying we had put back abolition ten
ycara, that we were infidels, disorganlicrs, ho.
Joseph is a queer, compound, ha much of the
kind quaker suavity about him, when he ia pleased,
but touch his quokcr church, and you touch the
apple of his eye. After my second loeture I had
ruined the cause in his estimation, but the third
was attended by greater numbers, and a deeper
interest prevailed than ever.
Joseph contonded that tho society wns doing
more1 for Hit! slave than all the abolitionists com
bined. And to prove it, he rcod out of the " book
of discipline;" thWr vil-we of treating colored
children! Still he admitted that the aociety'a boat
mombera were Whiga nnd Democrat 1
Theso simon pure ariti slavery Churches, are
troublesome obstacles in the wiiy ttf the slaves'
redemption. But God will overrule even these for
I was welcomed to tiie homo of George Carpen
ter, formerly of the Itaisen Water-Cure, and waa
most kindly treated by a Bro. of G. P. Smith, late
of Salem. Neither would I forget the family of
the Richardson's, lato of your county who are the
fast friend of humanity.
Sept. 19th, 1858.
DearMaru'S: After a long and parching drought
our portion of the enti-slnvcry field ha bttm re
freshed by a shower of intellectual nnd moral
truths, and gives somo token of returning vitality.
You know that this region has lscn somewhat fa
mous in former1 years for tht nmollnt of niiti-slovo-r'y
labor expended here, nnd for tho promise it gnve
of nn abundant hrtvest of good works aa the re-
It. Pcrhapa you do not know thnt with many
if not most of thoso making professions of nnti
slavcry, indifference has taken the pluck' ot xkal,
until the character of abolitionist is scarcely
merited by the majority of them, since they do
nothing to promoto the cause of emancipation.
Tht causes operation to produce this change,
ore in part; the removal to otiier places, of some
of tho irlo't intelligent and active of those who
once gave tone to society here, but principally, to
tho sorceries of politics, that enchantress which o
easily bewilders and misleads the Amorican people.
s the success of our enterprise of abolishing sla
very, depends wholly upon the conversion of .the
people from the sine of elkveholdlng and slave
owning, by appeal to then: Intellect and eonsoionce.
n follows a aMMaaary aonacqueaee,' lhat wher
ever these mean are repudiated, and the force
priuciple through political action at the ballot box
substituted, retrogression, instead of progression,
in moral principle, must be the result. No man
can handle pitch withont being defiled. '' "
But I took up my pen rather to narrate than, lo
moralise. On Wednoadny, tho 14th instant, our
friends Pillsbury and Mr. and Mrs: Grilling arrived
at Oakland) on their way West. A they . were
willing to htbor with us for a few days; immediate
arrangements were made for a meeting the next
evening in Wilmington, as the time was too limited
to circuluto notice of a meeting in a bettor place.
But a small audionce wus in attendance and a less
one' the succeeding evening; but those present were
attentive listeners, and if the good seed full .not
upon rftony ground, we may yet receive evidence
thnt the lalsir was not in vain. Meetings followed
at Sligo, Oakland, and Harveysburgh, of which,
howevor, thoy will probably give you somo account
themselves. At the latter place Parker kindly
consented to deliver; on Monday evening the 19th,
his celebrated lecture upon the causes and charac
ter of tho French Revolution; This was hoard by
a deeply attentive audience,' who could scarcely
fail to have received much instruction, oTf sb-
jcot so little understood, or rather so widely ' mis
I thirtk ohr l&tarih'g Agents wifl be free to ack
nowledge they found our free soil friends here',
with whom thoy onine in contact, honest in motive,
and sincerS in their hatred of slavery. Rot leal-
ou howover, not feeling for those in bonds, as
bound with thorn, not acting for the slave as they
would desire him to act for thorn, were their situa
tions reversed. They love the uni6n of these
states, and the exorcise of political power under it,
more than they hato slavery. The fault is more
from a want of a just comprehension of the tree
relations they sustain to the slave, through the gov
ernment,' ttran indifference to his condition, yet it
cannot be doubted their f iew of what these rela
tions are, would be widely different, if they saw
from the slave's point of vision; Were their wive
and children tho subject of thd taskmasters laili,
they would eook some less equivocal mode of libe
rating them, than to swear (by their delegates to
Congresa and the Presidency,) to put down all
slave insurrections, and to return the flying fugi
tive to his oppressor.
Our friends have loft us, but their counsels will
not be wholly lost. Nor will their social influence
whilst among us, a means for advancing reform
not sufficiently appreciated, be soon forgotten.
The constantly unconscious display of frsVrve
goodness by Charles, the affectionate earnestness
for good, of Josephine, the terse sententiousnosa
of Parker, had alike their influence. May peace
nnd joy and abundant auccesa be their in all
their future labor.
Your a ever, '
OAKLAND, Sept. 20th.
The National Intelligencer (ay that the Protest
ants are abused, tyrannised over by the Catholic of
Chili in an orrtrugoouS manner, and call upon our
Government to give some instructions to our new
Minister to secure a more favorable treatment.
The writer cites several instanoes which call for
correetion. As Col. Medary is about to leave for
that country, we hope' he will Signalise his mission
by securing a recognition of (he rights of our
Protestant countrymen. There ifppei(r to be room
fur great improvement in thia respeot.
Fimali PavsiriAtis. A Cinoiunat! paper say!
" Tho (ucces of Dr. Caroline Brown in the practice
of the medical profession, ha already had a sensible
effect on the Indies in the oountry about Cincinnati.
Sis young lmlie of good families and superior ed
ucation, haveTipplied for admission to the Eeleetie
Medical College at the approaching term