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From the Pittsburgh Dispatch.
AFRICAN IMPROVEMENT AND SLAVERY.
the tnlted Statu only dec tie Mean race
how advancements n,ur , im-lt-Munl and phr.i-
K,,K tti,eay lumihnl schol-
' simesiueu, and a capacity to round
and upheld a new empue, All this has resulted
.flUli J .VlMI -. U A ...
ManyWhwte not oven under the flagofKng-'
men and women boast of b.inn par
oUBni.ihfi8tidof rhcufticnn ta.cl" -v?,C",,py
,,iel": fnm the Cincinnati Times
,r only to express wonder that i' -pr gen
.rally . iiilulligr-nt should speak no carelessly mid
erringly. The history of St. Domingo furnishes
ample rrfnlatioa of the nbote. Her Tt issaint, mid
..',,,!,1'ro"" 0hcr, i" 'heir triumphant nihiciuicnt
'ofimlcpf'iidcnio, over tl.o whole pow er of France,
TfTM their talent and nmirrtw. Even (iilm. hat
.1.A liu ...llw ('....'! I ' .- . I . f . I L I
j-.- w.ji,, imi uifjicu un csiiinpic oi ine inpncsi
,oratic,oi )iiicue 'l, ut a patriot poet; ol tho Alriiui,
iwniiinc iiw puaiii, curnposeii out a snori (inn
previous to MsXivution, was pronounced bcauti
tfufievon hy the bitterest pruslavery presso of iliit
nuntry, fho Britkish IVvit Indie hate nlo fur-
rBiuo4 cxnmploiot moral mi l uitelectu.il acquire
tscfits among the Afiicau race st Ivust of iiinnv
Truoen im Diueu 10 icgisimn in nnu i.ir mo colonies.
It may bo.'ig paled h.v tho Timet t iat llic llay-
( lidiM hum alio wn retrogression, ratio.- Hum pro
.(rl, in tho recent subinisvi'Wi to i a si.orui Vs
. assumption of Imperial power find tillc, I lit then.
I where none tlio white 1 rem h rnio stand with nil Hi
.array of uiighty mind, while the N mvi.EoM idid if
,U U( established? Nny, when; stand we nil, since
, tois (yot perhaps experimental) Republic of ours.
H iq villi VHV M lie II u I'liiiiiiri; iu iiiiti rv inv 't-
Kretslon ui'onr r.tue in fix tlnu-;inl, or perehnnee
ixty tliiiuniuid yer :is geoloy indiciitos, the
triiJ of the old i.irlli'ii duration,
lJut rhy should the Thus uttrihutc the .Vrrionn'r
; pro)(i'e'l w AinofK'Hi .'ui'ty while it, mid all othci
, Jlepuhllenn jouni ili an I pj ,ile, ) u.i!iiMil:Hinlv
' Amiku nil the ere iii mill i;liry of our own "iiinriil.
. iutelootUHl mid phyHieal at'iiiirenientn'' to our free
tdo,m, alone those lorioui "lepuhlican iiiNtit lit ioiif
. which our forel'iilher" hlond cemented in Ihc tru(
f. In exling'iinh Kliiery? In it rouM'iinlilo lh.it the
(AfricJ American slioiild rein iiii uuinlloeuced hy.the
pnigrniis begotten of those free inntittitioiiA iirouud
him while ml other American people lire prowinp
iililhtcned? IIo inuUo a man, and n thinker And
, if Hope hold out to him not no hriht a prospect ai
. to ue, it it ktill bin to fnnry thnt he will reiiluo the
fraction of the rlcdpe of our Ieelnrution fr hie
rhildrcu if not for himself, nnd ho adinncca, not
1 bouaur Ainericiin thutrii less toul crujhinjf nnd
. horrible, ai the Times would iisMime, thun miy other
, eyteiu, hut heeniine ho cannot, if he would
land atill amid the proreas nor ho in durk
eiowi amid the invren-iing lijilit aixn id him.
Xhose wIki i often allcmpt to pnlliulo the liifn
, anotii criioo of our nation in uflniniii nnd oekin(r
, 4o fierpetmte rlarery, hecnuso the Ali iiini brought
' . Vier may become enlightened, christiiinized, nnd
enen Ood'i iiiktrumentiility cunvcitinK tho whole
, African content till "Kthiopia ahull xtre.v h forth
her hands unto Ood," fhould turn to history nnd
to their Bibles a little more diligently, and ponder
r the fate of all those kines and nniionn, who, ulthoiiuh
. made the instrument of his purposes, wero held no
-, leas mimical and no Jos lcnr,ltilly pi.iuflicl l.v
Mm hectiuse like ourivs, tliey nimca only ti
i promote their own K fl h a. d devlirh ei.darc
. cardlcei of the means.
. We mnr ulo roiniud the Tma that tt wns not
alone in the West I ndies that it wan and is held ex-
pedieut to work slaves to death under eertnin fir
reumstances. The sugar planters of tho I'nited
i States bare imitated the exnmplo of the W ont India
planters in this respect, as the census has proved,
and wherever the enne cultivation is carried on,
. .it said to be absolutely neccuMiry to overwork, nnd
- thus 6nally "use up the human chattels, nt the
i boiling seasons, Lousiana, 'I'cxu, and other su-
. (jar growing States, do this now, nnd the ealculn-
sion wnomor ii is cuoaper io wora puopio so nam
M to work tli m to death in a short period or to
..work them more moderately, so ns to prolong their
existence, is madejust as coolr bv nmiiy nn Anier
tan planter as by thowt of tht Vest Indies and
we doubt whether Kecsiue et li'iiiii-elf dowu more
frigidly to figure out tho net tai ti and losit on
bard driven or moderately driven coach horse flesh,
fhan does many asouthorn owner of human cattle.
PROPOSED FEDERAL UNION OF THE
- The St. Mx Sew Pntn.iicickrr of the lSlh lias
f feport that a Federal I'niun of the British North
American Colonies is contemplated, nnd that nicav
' nres for eomnletin;; tho I'nion will he submitted to
the several Colonies at no very distant day. It is
' added that Lord Elgin's visit to England is con
" neeted with the contemplated movement Quebec
' will be proposed as the tent of Oeneral (ioverment.
Kach liolony will retain its loeni i.ejju'mtuio
r mannpre its own afliiirs very much 'n at . preent.
Mitft colonial I'ariiainent coinpote'i m .mensrers
' from each Province will meet nt (Jiicbe1, to pass
' such laws as may be required for the peiierul gui
dance nf the confederation. The report sngpstwl
that a Viceroy will probably be apointcd to preside
over the United Colouics of British North America,
' with whom the Imperial Ooverment will alone hold
correspondence, and thatc ich'Jolony mny therefore
expert to chose its own Governor.
The followingbcautiful words are from tho clos
ing paragraph of Horace Groely's speech bofore
the Indiana Stato Agricultural Society on the oc
' easidn'of the Into annual Fair.
t "As for me, long-tossed on tho stormiest waves
of doubtful conflict mid arduous endeavor, I have
begun to feal, since the shades of forty years fell
upon me, the woury, tempest-driven voyager's long
ing for laud, the wanderer's yearning for tho bain
lot where, in childhood, he nestled by his mother's
' knee, and was soothed to sleep on her breast. The
' sober, down-hill of lifo dispel many illusions,
' while it develop or strengthen w ithin us the at
tachment, perhaps long smothered or overlaid,
'that dear nut, our home.' And so I, in tho sober
afternoon of life, w hen its sun, if not high, is still
1 warm, have bought a few acres of land iu the broad
till country, and, benrihg thither my household
treasures, have resolved to steal fnm tho city'
and anxieties at least one day in each- week,
wherein to revive ws a farmer tho memories of
. fhilaUiood' humble home. And already I realize
shat the experiment cannot cost so much a it
i worth. Already I Cud iu Unit day'n quiet an anti
'' 4iMaud anolaoe for the fuverUli. festering cares
t the wenk which environ it. Already toy brook
murmur a soothing even-song to my burning,
' throbbing brain; and my trees, gently stirred
. the frcah brocxes, whisper to my spirit something
. of thoir own quiet strength and patient trust
And thai do I faintly realize, but for a brief
-. flitting day, the serene joy which shall irradiate
' ttv farmer's rotation, when a fuller and truer edu
, attosi ehall have refined and chastened his auiuial
, craving, and wheu ecience shall haveeadowed
with hot treasure, redeeming labor from drudgery
while quadrupling its efficiency, and crowning
beauty and plenty our bounteous, beneficent earth."
A fiiAiTi Case. The particular of the following
. etair, a mme'ded intha JIuHuh i'utl, we were fully
'. aaewaiatad with Monday afternoon, L-it at tlie
finest ef iiitereated parties deferred their publica-
Mra. McClenatVian, wife of Col. McClenaflian,
?k rw Orleass, wiLa her children, burse, and ser
- waata, has been residing wifVher hrotiier, I'raaeis
SOmUms, ia Pklpp Plcc, ' at the rth end, dur
' ftl awaswfer".' Utoejutly it hat ceme to the krxml-
idrl ef sns wereoB, that the mrm, a black
. snsw, was a etavi. Oa Wrmng the CaeU, a writ
MMweartsu waaentauea .rout the so preiM Court,
a ta jtrtasad that Che womaa we restrained
Ker liberty. Tht writ was planed ia Om hand
- Ua. P. Barker, Deputy KlmriJf, vn yeatesday,
ii ." il hf Capt. Allen, iif the center ruti:h,
fne4e te (Jus setideaue.tif Mr. HhuloV.n, -
sasBMelay. tste junnaa was taken before Judt
,Mefcm! eUtiaji ia aUtoabeca, sL MoCleuttbau,
wV ka beisa ua the cilj Wit tew days, made
i mat, ef fle Cast vs the caw, b J the wroaan,
smieI awsfltatl.stid that As wa aut rs
HiaiasJ mt fcmr LWrty, aad Vaew that six
e e atsue tyf rlr ajwmL Lux prXur4 te rbuiein
VA. Lt nW. awt rr-tarn ui turn to his resj
B4msK ' Abet keariat, ki atateiaeou, Iks. case w
eVaViaseil ' '
Wi:V.. '': ' -
QIIjc wVnti-Slaucnj Uuglc.1
inltui, Ohio, November 4, 1833.
SECOND DECADE ANNIVERSARY.
AMERICAN A.-SLAVERY SOCIETY!
It is almost twouty yonrs since tlio Antsii AX Ax-
Ti-iSLAVtar Sot itTrwas organized by a Conven
tion held for thnt purposo in the city of Philadel
phia. How eventful is the history of the Society
and of our country during this period! Tho Soci
ety, faithful in a good dgrec to the great princi
ples on which, as upon the Everlasting Rock, it
was so wisely founded, has gone forward steadily
ind fearlessly in its work of exposing the sinful
ness of slavery, and its dire effects upon tho pecu
niary prosperity, the political relations, and the
moral character of the Nation, nnd demanding, at
I ho right of the slave and the duly of the master.
Immediate nnd Unconditional emancipation.
Happy would it have been for cureountry, and O,
how happy for those who now pine in in bondage!
f the voice thus lifted up in the nnnie of Justice
ind Liberty has been heeded and obeyed. Hut
ihie! tho American People, liko Pharaoh of old,
hardened their hcnrls, refusing to obey tho mandate
if Jehovah, and practically demanding, 'Who is
lie Lord, that we should obey his voice, to let our
bondmen go? We know not the Lord, neither will
vtc let our bondmen go.' Tho area of Slavery has
been immensely increased by iniquitous legislation
and nt the expense of a bloody and atrocious war:
ho number of slaves has augmented to nearly two
anJ n half millions; nnd tho Slave Pow
er exults in the enactment of a new statute fir tin
recovery of fugitive boudmen a statute worthy ol
the spirit of Caligula and Praeo, disgraceful alike
to our professions of Republicanism. Civilization
and Christianity. Each advancing step in the pro
giess of the Society hns revealed a still 'lower deep'
ofnntiomil corruption and profligacy, until both
Church and Stale are fhown to bo utterly defiled
by tho dark spirit of Slavery, nnd the Constitution
o' contaminated ns to lenxe no alternative) to the
frionl-i of free 1 :it but t rcrmdmto its obli
gations or renounce their allegiance to God.
Hut notwithstanding tho development of na
tional prolligncv, wo nro fur from being discoui
aj'eu. luileeu, wo see in tneso ucvciopmcms a
suro sign of progress, and n pledge of Glial success.
We hnvo compelled Slavery to exhibit itself in its
true character before mankind; wc have succeeded
in fixing upon its hideous features tho steady gaze
orilin whole civilized world: we have furmed nnu-
clcus around which is gathering, surely if not as;
rapidly as wc could wUh, a moral powr.a which .
will cro long prove itself too mighty to be success-
ully resisted. Wo now know, ns we did not at,
J f .
first' the height and depth; the length and breadth j
of tho evil which we are struggling to overthrow
and this knowlcdgo is an important preparation
for tho work that remains to bo done. Profiting by
the experience of the past, and having a never-failing
source of encouragement intho consciousness
that our cause is just, and Unit God nnd Truth are
on onr side, we must go forward, regardless of ev
ery obstacle, and undismayed by every danger
that may beset our path.
In accordance with the vote of the Society nt it
last Aumiul Meeting, wo hereby invito the mem
bers and friends to assemble iu Sanauin Street Hall j
Philadelphia, on Saturdny, Sunday and Monday,
December 3d, 4th and 5th, to celebrate the .Twenti
eth anniversary of its formation. The meeting
w ill upon on tho first day abovo named, at 10 o'
clock, A. M. Wo hope to see a representation of
friends of tho cause from every free State, and that
by tho prosencoand labors of ninny eloquent chiim
pions of freedom, tho meeting may bo instrumental
in strengthening the Anti-Slavery Sentiment of the
country, and hnMcn the dny when Liberty shall be
proclaimed throughout nil the land unto all tho iu-
,Hy order f the Executive Committee,
-WM-. LLOYD GARRISON, rrtiident.
Edmi.noVin. v, 1 c &eretaritt
Sidnev H. Gay, J
Wendel PuiLLirs, llet. Secretary.
Papers friendly to the Society aro requested to
copy tho above.
MICHIGAN STATE CONVENTION.
The Michigan Anti-Shivery Convention, assem
bled in Odd Fellows' Hall, Adiiun, on Saturday Oct.
22i 10 o'clock A. M. in pursuance of a call prev
The meeting being called to order by Jacob Wal
ton, Thomas Chandler wa chosen president, and
Joseph Merritt, Cyrus Fuller, Nathan Stephens,
Samuel D. Moore, Sophia Volland and Cinthin
Wnltou were chosen Vice Presidents.
William Loyd Garrison, Mnrius R. Robinson,
Stephen S. Foster, Jacob Walton, F.phrnim Rulun,
Jane Chandler and oodlund Owen.
lour Sallie llolley, Richard Glazier, Samuel D. Moore,
Ann Hnyball and Emetine DeGarmo.
Caroline F. Putiiain, and Samuel Hayball.
In bohalf of the liusinose committee, Uliani
Iiyd Garrison, presented resolution lstnndCth,
inclusive which were accepted by the niacting for
On motion of S. S. Fostor, all person present,
friends of tho slave, are requested to take part in
the proceedings of the meeting.
M. R. ihjbiuson, commenced the discussion, by
some remarks relative to free and Cearlcs discus
sion. Free thought and free sjieceh were tlie in
strumentalities which could overtlirow slavery.
The slaveholders know this and Iwnce tbey make
an issue with elxditron'mts on tbia question. They
made it at the outset and they continue it still.
Elder Tii took exception to eoinc of Msv Hobin
sone remark ia rogard to the church. He Uiould
make cxiwjstiunH nottiog wa gained by misrep
resentationunit a discussion here (tirang up in
re"ard to tlie true position of tlie church oa this
iucsiiuii and t'UiLraciiig tlie viuestioii whetlicr ela
vsry wa under all cirotiawdanueii aiuful, in which
Win. Lloyd GtTrMon, f?. r. aud A. K. Fostsr and
Elder Trip TnrticjaVed. ti
A iina to n at half J- 2 o'clacV V. M.
Moved 1ry Jacob Walton, tliat a omuiUtee
tire tie appointed to aoauaate att oentral com
mUtec, upon which ft. ft. FoeVr, augtjested die pro
pr'iely ofeirtabrisli'ing'a state Antf-Blavrj Society,
upoa whicii aooh VTalUM, witlidnsw lii mnfion.
Oatautioa lleeohwil. That a cocuniUee f five
be awp'-'Boaed U Uke m sneiuVratVai lit JWPopriety
of forouHi -.6tnt: AirtWflaweTj' ui-V-ty, aaid
oHnraiiUe ta reasist'of 0. Jiob'msoa, t-uiuiie
UaylmlL Jaev Walton, Strj.lieii H. Foster, and C
This resolution led to a general discussion! the
principles and measures of the American Ai -81a-very
Society and its auxiliaries. Rev. Mcs-i Trip
ami Wellman, thought these in some respocts rung
and prescriptive. Mr. Gun ion and Mr. nnd Mr Fos
ter, elucidated the principles and vindicate tho
measures of the society.
On motion' adjourned tilt 7 o'clock this ev
Mr. Garrison presented in behalf of the business
committee, He-solution No. 7, and followed ill
Mrs Laura Ilnviland, presented Hesolutiol
A, and addressed the Convention in a very in
ting manner. Mr. Foster, followod with tone rc-
mnrks, criticising severely the proOigato coi
a large portion of the press of tho country
specified the Watch Tower, one of the pnps of
Adrian. Mr. Olmsby, the Editor, replied mil the
discussion continued till a late hour.
On motion adjourned to meet at 10 o'clodt to.
MORNING SESSION—OCT. 23D.
Resolved, That when we adjourn, we adjnifn to
meet nt 2 o'clock P. M., for business and nti fo?
Public Speaking. I
Mr. Garrison occupied tho morning season in
presenting the position of the American Chufi.ti to
The Finance Committee proceeded to hike dona
tions and pledges, to carry forward tho work du
ring the coming year. To this call tho peoplevcry
promptly responded. Tho pledges and contriba
lions amounting to near $-100.
Tho Corresponding Soeretnry of the State Cen
tral Committee, Jacob Walton, read a report ol
the doings of the Committee for tho past year.
The Treasurer's Report as then read ai 61
Treasurer of tho Michigan Slate Central Com
mittee, in account with Committee:
IS.-.2. Oct. 17. Dr.
To Cash by Public Collection, S'.'T.OO,
" per Finance Committee, 100,00,
Ry Cash for Hall nnd Lighting, 17,42.
' Printing Bills, 8,00.
" " to Agents of W. A. S. S., 00,00.
" " for Secretary, ,S0.
Cash Book, ,'25.
Bnlnueo in Treasury. $17,49
RICHARD ILLENDEN, TEXAS.
' l '" "' l'ropr.e.y
So- i' ty, reported ns follows :
Resolved, That in order more ; effectually to nd-
"-' ;'""!'" " "
'ftcnoilu.nt now to ovtranizp a Slate Anll:S avcrv
M. R. Robinson, from the committee appointed
.s.j,,tyi Illlxiiary to the American
Mr. Bowman, from Defiance Co. O., approved of
tho measure, and thought it desirable that tho
north-wcslorii part of Ohio, lying adjacent to
Michigan, should bo included within tho field of
its operations. After a full discussion of the ques
tion, in which the principles nnd measures of an
anti-slavery organization wero thoroughly exam
ined, the resolution wns adopted. Messrs. Garri
son, Foster, Robinson, Peters; Volhind and others,
were the speakers.
Ou motion, M. 11. Robinson, A. P. Bowman, Jd
John DeGnrmo, were appoiuted a committee to pre
pare and present a constitution of a society to the
next session of tho convention.
On motion, also, Woodland Owen, Sarah Egglev
ton, Cyrus Fuller, Ann Hnyball, and Richard Gin
tier, wero appointed a committee to uominiitu offi
cers. Adjourned to meet nt half past six o'clock I. M.
M. R. Robinson, from tho committee on the
coiistitution, presented tho following constitution,
which was on motion adopted. 2k
God, and a wrong against man, under whatever
circumstances it may exist; that iinmcdiuto eman
cipation is the right of the slave, and the duty of
the master, and believing moreover that the addi
tion of the svstem demand tho combined efforts
of the friends of Humanity and Freedom
regard to sect, party or sex, wo agree
society to be regulated according to the following
Article 1st. The ocict7 shall bo known ns the
Michigan Anti-Slavery Society, and shall bo auxil
iary to the American Anti-Slavery Socioty.
Article 2nd. The object of this socioty shnll be
to oo-opernto with tho American Anti-Slavery Soci
ety in the diffusion of light and truth on the subject
of eluvcry, by means of anti-slavery lectures, books,
pamphlet and newspapers, and by such other in
strumentalities as the exigencic of the cause may
from timo to time require.
Article 3d. Any person who consents to tlio
principles set forth in the preamble, may becomo a
member of this Society.
Article 4th. The officers of the Society shall
be a President, and five Vice Presidents, a Corres
ponding Secretary, a Recording Secretary, a Treas
urer, and an Exccutivo Committee, consisting of
these and five other members to bo chosen annu
ally by the Socioty. Those officer shall perforin
the duties usually incident to their respective posi
tions. Vacancies occurring in any of the offices,
may be filled by the Executive Committee.
Articlo 5th. It (lutll be the duty of the Execu
tive Committee, ta conduct the business of tho So
ciety, during ths interval of it meeting. Collect
and disburse its funds. Five of their number shall
constitute a rpuoruin. They aliall keep a record of
all their proceedings, and make a report of the
same at tlie annual meeting of the Society.
Article Gth. The annual meeting shall be lield
at such timo and place a the Executive C'ommit-
tco inuy appoint, when the officers of the Society-
fur the ensuing year shall be chosen.
Article 7th. This Constitution may be amended
by a vole of two thirds of the member in attend
ance tt any ejisaal meeting provided notice
inteanVsi te snot euetj change shall have been
given ia writing ta die Executive Committee, at
leaol one taonth piwrioua to emii meeting.
MrCamaoaoflensd BceuUiiiurt 1ft, 11, 12 and
13, whidi en motto, were receired t discussion,
Win. L Uarrisen tliea addrssd tlu) Convention,
and iu Cjllonsod by an address iff M. Tt. BviUimou,
after wlikti ih ivhul serins uS resolutions acre
adopted In mass. I .
.' Tht cuiutuittao on noiuinai'vu rrported by Dr.
Owen. -. '
tv srs wirintjp rry to sirr n,st n,1s rvpoit nt tlsi om
aillto. has hf muuv mean gnl 4U1.1, uii sr miafcW so
prsrtctilll 1n onr rrMtor. If II lisil Is- &!. w bf It may.
vc will iuliu.b II brvnitar. .
SAMUEL HAYBALL, Adrian.
Emilini DkQarmo, Ypsilantl,
Harriet Fcllfx, Plymouth,
Jacob Walton, Raisin,
A. P. Bowman, Farmer, Defiance Co. O-
Warin GiLBxaT, Rome.
S onurl D. Moore, Ypsilantl,
Mary Rulen Illenden, Adrian,
Sarah Eggleston, "
Edwin Comstock, "
W illiam Ward,
Treasurer, Richard Illenden, Adrian.
Corresponding Secretary, Thomas Chandler,
Recording Secretary, Ann Hayball, Adrian.
On motion, adjourned, fine die.
THOMAS CHANDLER, reilnt.
Samuel IlATnALt., Secretary.
1st. ll,t,-l. Thnt between the radical bIk.U-
tionist of the North nnd tho slaveholders of the (
South, there is no middle ground; any more than i
between tl.oworsliqqwrsot one living rniu true uo..
mid those of Idols, therefore, all such as pretend to
bo opposed to Slavery, and nt tho saino time dis
couiilennnco tho anti-slnverv movement, aro cither
cherishing a fatal delusion, or clso are guilty of
d. liesoheil, Thnt abolitionism, however ma
ligned by a time-serving pulpit or caricatured by a
profligate press, is nothing more than nn earnest
ui'iiiniicl lor the practical cniorccmeni oi mo uoi
dmi Rule and tho Declaration of Independence,
without regard to complc.vioiial differences among
the people claiming for those who nro held in an
iron bondage, only what the white inhabitants of
this country nssunio to be theirs by a natural and
Heaven drived right.
3d. Ucmlreil, That as it is a self-evident truth,
'that nil men aro created equal, and endowed by
their Creator with nn in iliennblo right hi liberty,' it
follows as it truth equally sell-evident, that whatev
er book, parchment, code, statuto or, creed, sanc
tions or upholds Slavery, under any circumstances
ought to be given to the consuming flro; and thnt
whntoier sect, pnrtv, or government, recognises tho
right of man to hold property in man. Is thoroughly
rruiit. mi'J lit on v to lie trout on in tne uust.
4th. Itisnlred. That he who opologizcsfor slave-
holiling, is in licnrt a slave holder una necls only a
Southern location to becomo tho purchaser and
plunderer of his doomed fellow creatures, to the
extent of his menus mid opportunities.
&lh. lliatiteed, Thnt tlio peoplo of Michigan,
without distinction ot sect or party, liy loaning it
a fundamental law of their State, that no resilient
therein shall hold another person in slavery ou its
soil, nave unanimously declared it to no morally
impossible for slaves to he innocently held as such
in any other Stutein tho Union; hence, whencverjany
of them nttempt to defend the practice of man-enslaving
at the South, or refuse to rally under the bnn
ner of immediate emancipation, so that liberty may
be "proclaimed throughout all the hind unto all the
inhabitants thereof," they arc guilty of perfidy to
the Constitution of Michigan, and stand condemned
out of their own mouths as destitute of moral prin
ciple. Gth. ffe,Jnt, That it is the insnnity of Bed
lam to talk of a 'Vlorioiis union" subsisting be
tween thoso who abhor slavery ns tho worst of
crimes, llil'l mosowno viiidicino itns wormy oi uu-
limited extension and perpetuity; between those
who believe that man was made to ulorify God iu
his body nnd spirit, nnd thoso who niaiitiiin that he
wns made tor the unction block, ami to lio owned
by another us his chaltlo; between thoso who re
gard Christianity a dinuictically opposed to every
kind of oppression, and thoso who insist thnt it is
compatible, with "the traffic in slnves nnd the souls
of men;" between those who sny thnt government
should miiko slave-holding a penitentiary offence,
nnd those who say thnt government is bound to
ortcct slavo uroiiertv: "for what fellowship hath
righteousness with unrighteousness? and what
communion hath light with darkness? and what
concord hath Christ with Ucliiil;"
7th. Jlesiiler,!, That tho strength of the Slave
Power is not to bo found in its own nature, (for as
it is tho wickedost, so, iu itself, it is tho weakest
Power beneath the sun,) or iu the number of actu
al slaveholders at tho South, or in Southern com
binations; but it exists in Northern cowardice, ser
vility.yonserviitism in Northern religions fellow
ship and co-operation in Northern party alliance
and subserviency in tho Northern pulpit blacken
ing tho characters of tho uncompromising friends
of tho slaves, and the Northern press holding
tboin up to public ridicule and scorn in hatred mid
contempt of the free peoplo of color and in a gener
al l.ick of manhood, moral principle, and regard for
8th. Jenulred, That we meet hero upon the
Anti-Slavery platform of broad und universal free
dom nnd as such wo know no sect or party. But
eordinly greet every friend of tho slave. Howev
er widely, wo umy differ in our religious views.
Whereas, in tho courso of tho discussion
which sprung up iu tho General Assembly of the
Presbyterian Church, ( New School,) lutoly convened
ut lluihilo, N. V., tho Rev. Mr. McLnne, of Missis-
idppi, said : "If you nsk how ninny of our church
members are sinvelioiucrs, i nnswer, an who nro
iiblo to be ; aud if you (ask how many slave tbev
own, I nnswer, just as many as their moan will
Whereas, on tho same occasion. Dr. Ross, of
Tennessee, in derision ot a proposition to inquire
lino me nuiuucr 01 slaves neni in connection wuu
Presbyterian churches at the South, moved to amend
it by inciuiring into "tho number of Northern
church members who attend meetings of Spiritual
Rappers, Bloomers, or Women' Rights Conven
tions, and who are cruel or hen-pecked husbands"
and at the snmo timo pronouncing "iUnclo Tom's
Cabin" n bad book bail in its theology, and bad in
its morality," and that " the impression made by
tlie nooKisuiaisciioou nnu telling "tlio Northern
philanthropist to learn, from the Biblo that God
nowhero says slavery is a sin, aud that the Golden
Rule may exist in the relations of slavery" and
dchnntly proclaiming to the Assembly, "It is lust
simply a fixed fact tho South will not submit to
your inquiries ; uo, not for nn instant 1 Wo will
not permit you to approach us at ail ami
V hercus, tho liev. Jlr. J-.ddy mid " llo wo
tired of tho discussion of slavery, and lonired for
repose ; ha believed that the great Head of the
Church(! !) asked for reposa on this subjoct ;" and
tho Rev. Dr. Cox, on tlio presentation of a paper
iroin tue usn ego i r suvierv, reiusiiiE to semi l oni-
missioners until tho llcueiul Assembly absolves
itself from the sin of slavery, by declining fellow
ship with shivoholding churches, said" Ho was
grieved at the bad uetiou of tho Presbytery, and
sirongly reprobated it ; so that, if ho let the Old
Adam work witliin linn, ho would not only be in
favor of laying the paper on the table, but would
kick it under the table, aud tho Rur. Dr. Aiken
said tho memorial "was insulting to the Gene
ral Assembly," and Mr. Ingersull " considered it
beneath the self-respect of this body to notico it,"
anil Mr. Xilca doclarod thnt "tho Presbvtrv of
Oswego should ls dealt with a aelf-convietcd cul-1
aud tho Rev. Mr. Torry, of Virginia, said
"We cauio into this Assembly sluvcholding
aud so long as slavery exist in tho South,
sucu are mo circumstance oi uio caw, we must so
continue; und we cannot remain in conuection with
you, under any action that seeks to sanction intcr-
lereneo with Una question troin without anil
Whereas, these monstrous declaration elicited
n rcbuko from any quarter in the Assembly;
tith. Jtesuloed, Tint this Convention feels war
ranted in branding the General Assombly aforesaid
as a brotherhood of uieu-stealers, "a cage of un
clean birds, mid the synagogue of Satan."
lllth. itesuleeJ, That tlio Old School General
Assembly, omened at the samo iieriod in Phila
delphia, in disdaining to cutnrUin tho question of
i 1 e : .. .1 i. I : i. - , .
siuvorv loriiiscuiuiiou, luouiru ctuoruciiiir uiousanus
of slaveholder iu it communion, demonstrated its
conscience to be seared a with a hot iron, its heart
harder thai! adamant, and lie professions of Chris
tianity the acute of impiety and effrontery.
lltli. lUsolntd, That whatever Presbyterian
Church, Synod or Presbytery, is willing to endorse
jjhe religious character of either the Old or Newl'wo
General Assembly, and to bo connected
therewith in religious fellowship, is to be branded
inherently pro-lnvery, and thoroughly profligate.
12th. llemleed, Thnt, gathered in the immediate
vicinity of the grave enclosing the remains of one
tho earliest, loveliest, most gifted, and pro-emi-nentlr
meritorious advocates of the slave, whoso
memory deserves to be held in lasting remenibr.ince.
Convention wonm lose iresn inspirniuni innu
lifo and labors of the late KLiiAmtTn Maroarst
Chanolxh, the first of her sex publicly to espouse
mum of the millions held in tho sailing chains
slavery, tho efficient coadjutor of tho lamented
ana tlio inriiiingueiineiuor oi monucsuuu
horrors of the American slave system.
lJth. Uesofred. That as the motto of tho Amer
slaveholders is, "No union with the abolition
religiously or politically," so the uncompro
mising friends of tho slave are bound to reverse the
motto, and extend neither religious nor political
fellowship to slaveholders.
MR. GARRISON'S MEETINGS.
On Wednesdny of last week, Mr. Garrison and
writor attended a meeting in Weymouth, Mo-
Co., Ohio. The day was exceedingly inclem
end in consequcneo the meeting was not as
largo as It would otherwise have been. It was
howevor, rcspcctablo in numbers, many coming
fn)m , distance. Mr. Garrison held two meetings,
, B(Wnoo ,,:, Icolicnt rcmnrks
woro listened to with tho deepest interest by the
audience, w hich showed its hearty approval of the
principles advocated, by contributing to tho cause
tho spot, $20,31, besides making somo pledges
be puid nt a future time.
In the evening, the Editor of tho Bugle addressed
very attentive audience, and was followed by
somo remarks from Mr. Garrison. To thoir credit
it said, tho Congregational Church fnely gave
the use of their houso for the meetings, and the
Pastor of tho church, Rev. J. L. Seymour, attended
mid manifested an luterest in their proceedings nnd
objects. At tho conclusion of the meetings, he
remarked, publicly, addressing himself to Mr. Gar
rison, "I hnvo no quarrel with you." And why
should any professed minister nnd representative
of Jesus, liavo any quarrel with tho principles
hich anti-slavery men proclaim. They nro iden
tically thoso which Jesus taught, and wo only ask
thnt men shall aetualiso them in their religion,
their government and their lives. But alas, this is
their condemnation. Men will stand nnd even np
provo the preaching of plain, blunt truth, until
they find tho preacher so in earnest as to demand
that his principle bo reduced to practice. 1 hen
the preacher becomes a fanatic nnd a madman.
On Sunday Mr. Garrison addressed threo audi
dices in tho Town Hull in this place. Hero as
elsewhere, his principles his presenco nnd his
manner all tended to remove prejudice nnd arouse
an interest in tho causo of tho outcast. Mr. Pills-
bury spoko after the close of Mr. Garrison' last
address. He exhibited tho guilt of the church in
her support of slavery, with a terriblo severity
such as ho alono knows how to use. Mr. P. and
Mr. and Mrs. Grilling hare just returned from their
western tour, somo account of w hich will be found
in another column.
Wester Asti-Si.avexv Fai. Wo hnvo been
requested to sny that the call for this Fair will np
pear next week. The Fair will bo held nhoul
Christmas. It is desired that the friends of the
effort who nro not already at work, should nt onee
commenco their preparations. Thoro is much to be
douo, and tho time is short.
MR. GARRISON'S MEETINGS. CUBA--NEBRASKA.
Tho slave power is yet a busy as ever. Untiring
ns it is unscrupulous. Why do not tho people
arouse hud resist its diabolicnl energy. Tho rumor
is abroad that England propose tu do something
in favor of emancipation in Cuba nt some future
day. Tho Government organ nt Washington blus
ters at this, and threatens Europe with wnr in case
of any such impertinent interference. The Na
tional Intelligencer is not quite, so blood thirsty .or
so confident. It fears emancipation will como some
dny. It snys :
" It is calculated to startle, but it should hardly
surpriso us. When wo consider at what immense
pecuniary cost r.ngland abolished slavery in her
West India possessions ; thnt anti-slavery is a great
and ever oetivo principle in her Govcrninc-ntul pol
icy, whenever and wherever there is an opportunity
for its exercise ; when wo add to this that slavery
has been long extinguished in the Inrco French
Island of llavti, it would have seemed ait inevitable
event in tho law of progress, that sooner or later
slavery would share the saino late in the great eon
tiguous Island of Cuba, containing a population
of over eight hundred thousand colored, bond and
We may regard the knell of slavery in tho An
tilles to have been sounded the day that tho Parlia
ment of r.ngland, rashly, unwisely, mid unfortu
nately enacted its extinction iu her West India
colonies. Circumstances might retard, lut nolliinri
could prevent it e final consummation threiuyh tome
instrumentality or other.
If, as is stated, the initial steps nro taken against
slavery in Cuba, bucked by the the power aud in
fluence of England, the event ha approached
sooner than we expected, and has been accelerated
by the bucennncoring expeditions fitted out on our
shores for tho conquost of the island, and the plots
still avowedly meditated, and openly encouraged by
high public functionaries for wresting tho island
from tho dominion of Spain."
Slaveholders not only intend to protect slnvory in
Cuba and eventually annex it, bat they aro plotting
to introduce it also into Nebraska. Says the Forest
City Democrat :
'' The schema dovelopes. It is now certain that
tho slavery propagandists mean to hold this terri
tory. They have outwitted tho peoplo thore, and
have the support of tha Government.
" The " territory is not open to settlement," de
clare tho agents of this class. And trherejbret It
is not yet ripo for slavery. Hold buck pioneers,
frighten off emigrants, aud in a fow months, all
will bo settled.
" Johnson is chosen delegate from Nebraska. IIo
is tlie tool of Senator Atchison, of Missouri, and
plays hi part adroitly. We deeply regret his elec
tion. So docs tlio Missouri Democrat. The Rev.
Thomas Johnson, it says, " is one of Atchison's
tools, nnd will co-operate with him at Washington
in endeavoring to defeat the organization ot the
The Journal report the proceeding of a meet
prits," iK, t which this divine and one General Whitfield
U govornmont officer, figured. Tho settler propos
churchcs, I ed measures to secure nu organisation of the terri-
t.u-y. These doughty mon resisted. They assailed
Bunton; the settlors defended him. Whitfield's
second speech is thus reported :
"'General Whitfield auraiu spoke with much
force i he was for compromise accenting to tho late
act ; thought tlio Missouri Compromise ought to
rtpeaua ; thought men from all part ot the Union
ought to have the privilege of bringiig thoir oron-
erty with them, from a negro to a spinning jenny
he aid they might cry no aiiUition when slavery
wa already excluded by the Missouri Compromise
for his part he should aijitate and aiUale, till south
ern men were permitted te take their slaves to the
territory; he did not care, ersoiially, whether
was filially made a slavo Stato or not, ho was for
The sugar crop of Louisiana, ay the New Or
lean Pieayuno, will neither In quantity nor quality
be anything Inferior to whit it was in either of the
Michigan Convtimox. The recent State Con
tention at Adrian, wa an occasion of no ordinary
importance. The weather wa unfavorable, an
attendance ofcitixen of Adrian, during the
first two csaion wa comparatively small. Sub
sequently the hall wa well filled; during the last
session it was crowded almost tosaffocation. Thore
a good delegation of earnest men and women
from rnrions part of the state. There wa great
variety of opinion but the utmost freedom of ex
pression, although fraternity of feeling, and a gen
eral and enrnest desire for cooperation, wa mani
fested by all. The principle and measure of the
American Anti-Slavery society were clearly pres
ented and most critically exnmined question
were freely propounded and objection perti
naciously and earnestly urged, thongh generally;
good fnith and spirit. The result we the re-
moval of prejudice and tho conviction on the part
friends cf the slave, that though they diner in
regard to some measures, yot they can and ihould
to sprond tho light, convert the nation
and save the slnve. Hence, thongh at nrtuouDnui
tho propriety of forming a State Society, after
discussion, they enmo forward heartily and unani
mously and formed their organitation. we nave
no doubt it will prove a most efficient and useful
one. We invito all friend of the slave iu the State
como forward and sustain tlie Committee by their
sympathy and their contribution. They may rest
assured, thnt whatever mean may be put Into tlie'
hands of the Committee, will be employed econom
ically mid wisely for the advancement of the cause.
Friend of freedom in Micbignu, give thi Com
mittee your vigorous support. They are worthy.
They nro earnest, persevering and true. ' Give it
and your State can be rapidly revolutionized. .
The earnestness of tho friends in the Convention
was manifested most encouragingly by the prompt
ness with which they responded to the application
for funds to carry forward tho work. They needea
no urgency or entreaty. They saw the channel
through which their contribution could "be mad
nvailnblo for freedom and justice, and they came
forward iriVi a irifV nnd cast them in for this purpoo.
This promptness in contribution greatly encouraged
us. In this day of Mammon, it Is the best test we
know of anti-slavery heartiness and fidelity.'
Mr. Garrison did a largo prop rtionof thcpuulio
speaking, nnd his words wero with power. They
mado friends to the cause. We should be glad if
wo could give our render a full report of several
of tho very interesting and ablo speeches of the
occasion. But this we cannot do. One of the
retnries has furnished us a Irlcf sketch of one uf
Mr. Garrison's addresses, and we havooursolf note
of eoine others; but ns yet wo havo found no time
to prepare them for publication.
Every way tho meeting was most satisfactory
and pleasant. Natiiax HfST, a youth some six
teen or seventeen yenr of age, who had charge of
tho Hall, largely contributed to tho pleasure and
comfort of the convention, by hisgood taste mid on
remitting attention to his duties. If he shall con
tinue to discharge tho subsequent duties of life,
with the liko euro and fidelity his lifo w ill.be one of
no ordinary usefulness. The Hull wa most taste
fully festoonced with evergreens, and on the end
walls wero inscribed names of well known anti
slavery Inliorera, directly over the stand were two
hands fraternally clasped, tho one of arfstveratio
and the other of tho proscrilcd c niplcxion.' ' On
one of tho side walls was inscribod in largo letters,
"Iain an abolitionist," and on the oposite wall,
"No t'nioii with Slaveholder"
On tho last evening a few persons at tho back
part of the hall showed sonic disposition to rowdy
ism. Mr. Ludlow tho city Marshall was present.
as he Informed them to pecscrvo order and assured
them he should do it. All was quiet afterwards,
and this part of tho audience listened with quiet,
ness to tho subsequent addresses.- A vote wa
passed by the audience thanking Mr. Ludlow for
the prompt nnd manly discharge of hi duty on the
The Press of the city, proved itself an exception
to the liberality und commendable course of the
citizens gouornlly. It showed -itself most profli
gate in its misrepresentation of the convention
nnd its object. Wo will givo our renders a speci
men next week of w hat it can do in this line.
A Catholic Citv. Statistics, just mado public,
ow that 3J.IHK) children are born in Pari in a
year, nnu nnu jnni nooui one one tniru 0! them are
illegitimate. Christian Press.
Woio-E tiiam that. A still greater number of
colored children aro horn of slave mothers, in a
a year, in our own soutn innu, nnd not "one tmra,
l..., i ,.r .1 in- ... . w ,i '
..... - -J --'" ..... u.v ...V, ...., IV. ,1 VII
tho Editor of the Press consent to help tho "infideU"
to givo to those children legal patents, and to thoso
parents tho institution of innrriago? especially a
it is the church, Protestant and Catholic which, by.
its influence, more thou anything else withhold,
theso blessings, , ' r i
MARLBORO UNION SCHOOL.
Wo have received the second Annual Circular of
this institution. The Winter Term commence on
tli 14th inst. It is still under tho excellent super
intendence of Mr. Alfred llolbrook. , . ,
Homestead Journal. Our neighbor Ilinchman
hag added to the variety and interest of his Journal,
by associating with him a Local Editor, our young
friend J. K. Ri'KENBRon. Mr. It.' column thi
weok, the only ono which we have seen, give good
promise of success. .. .
Oi'R Sl iiscrii'tion List, is increasing most en
couragingly. But we have room for more name.
We till occasionally receive names without the
money. Onr terms art pre-paiment. In such caet
wo shall send a number or two as specimens, when
if tho money is nut forwarded, (he name will be
struck from our list.
I . . .
Voice or the, Fl oitive. This paper again makea
its appearance, fresh and bright. We are glad to,
see it. We hope our friend Bibb will triumph over
his recent misfortune Hi Underground Ruilroadj
report for the weok are a encouraging as ever, -
J. W, Walker. We are sorry to ay that Mr,
Wulker I still detainod from prosecuting his abort
in Michigan, as he contemplated, by the continued,
illness of hi daughter. Thi l a aourc of deep
regret to those who are now expecting hisMubor
among them, as wa also his absence from the lata
State convention. ,"
War hn been proclaimed by Turkey against
iiussni. tie tnr Has withdrawn bis peace propu
sition mado at Olinutx, and says in hi
proclamation" No alternative i left, 1 will make
nowa war of extermination." -The Turks It is said
are full of enthusiasm, anil eager for tlie ciimljat,
Tho thronos of Europo will shake and. w ruat Jail
before thi contest i termiuatod. The' erorrssej
of th continent will be tie fdl pViorf rJ