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SIXTEENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
The Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society convened
in Its Sixteenth Annual Meeting, in Odd Fellow's
Hall, in Norristnwu, Tenth mo., 21th, 1833.
We intended to liavo given a more circumstan
tial aocouut of this interesting meeting, than our
room will now permit. James and I.ucrctin Mott,
Thomas Whitson, Oliver Johnson, J. Miller McKim,
ml Samuel Aaron, were among the speakers.
Tho following are the resolutions adopted :
1. Resolved, That tho American Anti-Slavery
enterprise is ono of personal interest to every in
dividual of this nation, inasmuch as the liberties
of each, and the prosperity of all, nro involved in
it : and as slavery is not n sectional but a national
eriino, it is a duty which nil owo to themselves,
their posterity and their country to labor for its
2. Kesolvod, That tho Statute popularly called
the Fugitive Sluvo Law, is a bold and impious de
nial of the rights of .Man and tho authority of
Gods that it corrupts tho Judiciary, depraves the
l'ulpit, and debauches tlio Conscience of this na
tion ; and therefore, it is a sin on tho part of any
individual to attempt to enforce it, or to obey it,
and our obligations of obedience to God and love
to Man require us to protest against it by earnest
words and brave deeds.
3. Itosolved, That in tho scenes of barbarous
cruelty recently enacted in Wilkesbnrro, and in
the judicial proceedings consequent thereon, in
which othecrs ut tho lintel Mutes government
trampled on tho plainest principles of law and
justice, offered gratuitous insults to orderly and
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pathies of humanity , wo soo'tho natural results of
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tlio execution of this infamous statute and the
danger which it threatens to the liberties of every
4. Itosolved. That we gladly wclcouio to her
homo, and to the place which she hat so long anil
o usefully occupied iu our ranks, our beloved
friend, Sakaii I'cuu, tho Treasurer of this Society,
and that, while wo have felt the need of her conn
sol and her labors in carrying forward tho opera
tions of the Society, wo rejoico in tho conviction
that, during an absence of nearly two years, she
has rendered invatuablo service to our cause in
foreign land i.
6. Kciolvcd, That wo havo heard with deep
interest and satisfaction, the account given by
James Miller Mckim, tho able and faithful Cor
responding Secretary of this .Smdoty, of his recent
visit to Kurope, mid especially to Grout Britain
ami Ireland ; ami that, wo tender nun our hearty
thanks tor his disinterested labors to promote u
better understanding between the nhnlitiohisU of
this country and those on tho other side of the
Atlantic, and to awaken among tho latter a deeper
as well as a mora intelligent interest in tho great
struggle for tho aholitioii ot American hluverv.
0. itcsolved, That wo renew, with increased
emphasis, the expression of our long-felt abhor
rence ot tho spirit anil principles oi the American
Culouixation Society a Society which, for duplic
ity, misrepresentation, falsehood, and inherent
wickedness, is unsurpassed by any or nil of the
numerous instrumentalities which nro brought to
the supisjrt ot American Mavery ; and that we
regard it as tho duty of abolitionists, in their scv
eral localities, to wage an uncompromising war
upon a Society whose principles and measures arc
repugnant uhko io Humanity una justice, una an
outrage upon tho rights of tho colored people of
7. Itosolved. lliat this Society rejoices in view
of the aniiounccmwiit tlmt tho American Anti-Sliv
very Society will celebrate tlio Second lccnde
Anniversary of its formation in tho city of l'liilu-
delphiu, ou the lid, 4th and 5 th of December next ;
, and tlmt we hereby express tlio hope that tho
Abolitionists of l'cnusylvuuiu, as well as thoso of
other States, will bo largely represented on that
The following sketch of J. Miller McKiin'i ac
count of his recent visit to Kngland, will givo our
reador a fair though condensed view of tho state
of anti-slavery feoling and effort in that country.
We copy it front the Pennsylvania Freeman.
Jamos Miller Mckim then gave a brief account
of his visit to Kurope.
He had boon absent from tho country nearly six
months, bavinc left on tho 30th of April, and re
turned on tho 14th of October. With tho oxcop-
tion of about five weeks, his timo hud been spout
in Great Britain and Ireland. IIo had not been
sent on any official mission, but hud gone at his
expense und chioHy for his own gratification:
nevertheless he had devoted himself as assiduously
anti-slavery work while he was abroad as ho wus
accustomed to do at home. This he had dono, not
more from a senso of duty than as a matter of
pleasure. IIo had visited the principal cities iu
Kngland Scotland and Ireland, and hud held meet-
Ings, public or social, iu most of them; ho had
interviews with commitoos, and with privato
individuals, as to tho host means of promoting tho
cause, and had availed himself of all suitable ways
that offered to impart information, to correct mis-
apprehension, to remove prejudice, and to do what-
ever else was in his powor U) bring about a bettor
understanding and a more cordial co-onorntion
between tho friends of the cause in both countrios
in the great work ot emancipation. Jlo hud rea
son to beliove his efforts woro not altogether un
successful. He had had ninny assurances from
friends in all the places he had visited, that his
coming hud been opportuno, and his testimony
acceptable and ellectivo. At hrst he hud been
somewhat discouraged. IIo arrived in London
during the week of tho Anniversaries, and wns
present at the Annual Meeting of tho British and
Foreign Anti-Slavery Socioty, which was hold in
Exeter Hull. It was a grand meeting in point of
numbers and enthusiasm, and evinced a high
degree of anti-slavory feeling on the part of the
English people ; but some circumstances connected
with the mooting, and others having nothing to do
with it, excited tlio four that this feoling was under
the control of men not duly qualified to turn it to
4he proper account, or to give it tho right direction.
In other words, it seemed at first sight as though
.the New Broad Street Committee were in fact, as
wcjj m in form, at tho head of the anti-slavery on
:terf rise in Great Britain, while, at tho tame time,
' it waa evident that the members of this comuiitce,
however upright, and sincore, and religiously con
scientious they might bo, wore nevertheless not
,tnen of sufficient comprehensiveness and liberality
,of spirit to be qualified for that position.
, Jbe meeting wai the largest that had been held
,en any similar occasion for many year ; this foot,
as Mr. MctiCjjp afterwards learned, as well at mott
ft the enthusiasm whioh was elicited, was owing
' e ibe pretence of, Mr. Stowe, the amiable and
nn'"ro "things, enjoy that confidence and co-opo-r.
ration ot all trooii men ami trim aliiibtimimts whi,.i
a hearing and to givo omcucy to his cnorts. men
thero was Gourgo Thompson, whoso name should
j have been mentioned first, if tho order of preee
owu 'deuce had boon determined by intellectual power,
j moral oxcellonco, or disinterested and heroic devo
to tion to the anti-slavery cause. Mr. Thompson is
not now officially engaged in tho anti-slavery cuuso
but so deeply is his heart interested in its success
' and so strongly is ho attached to its champions,
that ho is ready whenever called upon, in public
j or in privato, to bear his testimony to its princi
haa pies and to vindicate tho character of those w hose
liv es are set for its defence. Then thero was Mrs.
; Follcn whoso home in London was ever open to
anti-slavery conferences, and who herself never
missed an opportunity of speaking a good word
and doing a good deod for the cause which in this
country she had so much at heart. Tho same w us
cxcollcnt authoress of Uncle Tom's Cnliin. Noth
ing could exceed tho admiration of tlie Knlir-h
people for tli is extraordinary book, unless it wns
tlint which was folt for its tulonted authoress ; mid
(lie Announcement tlmt kIio was to bo present nt
this mooting, brought out the people in immense
numbers, and inspired the crowd with tho liveliest
enthusiasm. The speeches were good enough
hi i.h hiiiij i-vnaiiHTPii, uut ior me most part luck
ed point, and showed a want of anti-slavery intel
ligence. The speakers were most of them ministers,
and seemed to havo been selected for other
reasons than that of their familiarity w -i tit the subjeet,
or their capability of imparting information
on tlio nnti-slnvorv question.
"nitl n t,lit,a ,lnn 1,0 denounced the pro-siuv-
ery churches of America as synusroeucs of Satan.
but he travelled out of tho record and took a liber
ty which was unwarrantable on nn nnti-luvcry
platform, when bo compared tho Itoman Catholic
church with American slavery, and denounced it
in equally strong terms.
Our report of Mr. McKim's description of the
Exeter Hall meeting is quito full, and wo havo no
doubt that all of it would bo read with interest
but as wo are crowded for room, and as a pretty
full account of that meeting has already nppvairtl
in tho Frecmnn, wo take tho liberty of omit
Mr. McKim spoke respectfully of the New Broad
Street Committee, and considered them ns more
liberally disposed toward tho radical abolitionists
of this country than they had been in former times
at least he was willing to hopo so. The advancing
spirit of tho age, tlio intluenco of Mrs Stowe
through her book and, by her personal testimony
while in England, the intluenco also of Mr. Chum
eroviow, the new secretory of the Society, an able
liberal minded and generous-hearted mini, to whom
much of tho Society s business must necessarily be
entrusted, all theso things ho thought could' not
havo failed to improve tho tone of feeling iu the
committee, if not to modify advantageously its ac
tion. He gave that Committee the credit of desir
ing to do what was right. They, liko ourselves,
hold that tho anti-shivery enterprise is aim. nil a
religious one, and as such should bo maintained
ami Conducted; but they uiako tho too common
mistake of attaching very contracted notions to the
idea of religion, and in carrying out their views, of
ten, as a matter of necessity, run into mere secta
rianism. An anti-slavery society that is restricted
and exclusive, cither in tho materials of which it
" c""" n, r ie policy mat governs it, cannot
!,c xerS ellectivo for its purposo; it cannot, in the
ration of all good men and truo abolitionists w hich
is necessary to givo success to its measures. The
number ot iibolitionisbi in Kngland using that
worn in its strict sense -was not large. J he peo
plo of Jlntrlniid were generally, perhaps universal
ly opposed to slavery, and ready at all times when
called upon, to denounce it, but it was only a small
portion of them that took any active, intelligent in
terest in the efforts which are being made in this
country to carry on tho work. Of theso, much the
largest proportion so mr ns an opportunity nan
been aflorded of juduint: sympathized iu tho pol
icy, and co-operated to sustain the nicaurcs of the
American Anti-Slavery Society. Nevertheless
much prejudice still prevailed thero against the
loaders of this Society. Wherever Mr. McKim
went no had to meet mo charge or infidelity, ap
plied especially to .ur. uarrison, and alleged as
ctison mr nui cii-tipcraillig vt mi nun in 1110 worK
of Abolition. This charge of course lie hail denied
in the most unqtialilicd manner. Ho did this not
only on his own authority and from his own know!
of Mr. Garrison's spirit and life but in the name of
all good and true abolitionists iu the United Suites,
whatever miclit be their rcliirion, creed, or tholoe
cnl peculiarities. Ho had said there, wheuecrand
wherever the subject cnnio up, that judging Mr.
Uarrison by the standard laid down in tho scrip
tures, vu, "By their fruits ye shall know them,"
thero was no man living further removed from in
fidelity tluiii ho; and ho had added, that to this tes
timony ho was sure every member of tho Pennsyl
vania Anti-Slnvcry Society nt loast a society e"in
bracing persons of every variety of creed would
cheerfully set his seal. Thero was reason to hope
that this hue and ery of Infidelity had lost much of
its power in Kngland to excito prejudico and pre
vent co-operation in tho proper measures for the
overthrow of Slavery, and that a better feeling
was prevailing there.
Tho influence, as has been said, of Mrs, Stowe
and her books had been good iu this respect. Then
thero wore not a low good American abolitionists
constantly at work thero. "W in. Wells Brown, an
able and faithful friend of the cause was constantly
in thoficldas a lecturer, and wherever he went his
I testimony to tho truth on this subject w as strong
noil uiicct. xnu bhiiii' iniuia uu niiu m 11.0 jiuy
Kdvvard Matthews, a minister of tho Free Baptist
pursuasion, whohus been laboring for some time
nt Kunlimd ns nn anti-slavery lecturer ns well us
a missionary of his religious society. The i nil 11
ence i Mr. 'Mathews wus spokeu of by friends
tho cause there, iu terms ot strong coiiiiiiendation.
Professor Alien, who was about to enter tho field
as a lecturer, would bo anotlieradded to tho corps
of faithful laborers iu tho cnuso of universal and
impartial freedom. His ability ns a speaker, and
tho circumstances which have made Inni uu exile
from his own country, would be suro to socuia him
! true ofMrs. Chapman and her sistors in tho city
Puris. The amount of genuine and cnective auti
slavery work dono by these tculous and devoted
laborers it would be dithcult to estimate
Mr. McKim nlso spoke in strong terms of the
good done by Miss Suruh Pugh during her resi
dence of nearly two years in Kngland. She had
been the means of establishing one or two anti-sla
very societies, aud by her labors, in a variety
wavs. had unostentatiously but most effectively ai
ded in bringing about tho better state of feeling
that now prevails in Kngland in regard to Ameri
can abolitionism. Of tho disinterested teal and
devotion of our British ooadjutors, Mr. McKim felt
that he could not speak iu too high terms.
would be invidious to mention names, but thore
were two that stood out to conspicuously that
wore so well known to our friends ou this side
tho water, that he could not roprost an allusion
them. He referred to J. B. Estlin, of Bristol, and
Richard D. Webb, of Dublin. Tho amount of an
ti-sluvery labor performed by these geutlomen
would be dilncult to over-estimate, vu uiein uovei
nrincinallv the support of the British Anti-Slavery
Advocate, that admirably conducted and most use
ful anti-slavery paper; tho former bearing the chiof
expense, ana tne luucr uisinwreiuiuiy bbbuuuh
the labors of editor. Othors there were who were
not a whit behind tbem luteal and dovotednest.
It was a foot that ought to be noticed, that abroad
as well as in this country, tne most active aoou
tionista were with few exception! to be tound
mong the women. In Brittol, Leeds, Edinburgh,
Belfast, the principal work wns tiorforuicd by li,
dies, and on them everywhere the cause teems t.
depend for its lifo and vigor.
Mr. McKim spoke of what was doingto aid tin
ause in this country through tho mod mm of tin
National lln.iiiir, nud coiK'Imb'd by repeating hi,
expressions of satisfaction with his visit abroad, ny
well as of his pleasure at being permitted to lctun.
and resume bis part in the labors which are to be
performed hero at home.
CONVENTION COLORED PEOPLE OF
FreJorick Douglass, iu his paper, gives an account
of his recent visit to Illinois, to attend a State Col
ored Dcoplc's Convention. After detailing the em
barrassments to which ho was subjected during his
journey on aecomit of his complexion, ho speaks of
tho Convention ns follows. By tlio way, how out
rageous aro the personal insults offered to quiet
and gentlemanly colored travellers on our thorough
fares, and nt our hotels. "A'e almost marvel that
our friends ever leavo home. But then we remem
ber they aro no better off there. At homo or
abroad, they aro made tho ol jects of tlio scorn of!
fools, and of tho insult of tho vulgar and the un
principled. Theso aro the manifestations of the
genuine spirit of slavery, as well as a powerful
means of its support; and wo feel that abolitionists
should direct their efforts ijjrcctly to this subject,
as well as to other branches of tho home depart
ment. It is with tho prejudico and sluvcholding of
tho north that our work is to bo done.
At ten o'clock, Friday mornins. October 7th.
after snatching a few hours of grateful sleep, and
ucing luiioiiuccti 10 .rs. uuiincr, the lady ol the
house, and to her briiiht-cvcd. well-behaved children.
and having partaken of a breakfast quito iu kceji-
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warm at midnight ns at cock-crow, we woro ushured
into the preseuco of about fifty persons, assembled
in StateConvciition. L'poii lirst right of these men,
wo felt nt home among them, and in full sympathy
with them. Unmistakably, they wero men o'l
thought, cultivation, and respectability. These
men degraded ? not n word of it, no power can de
grade such men. In personal beauty, in mental
development, in manly dignity, and in'gcntlemaiily
bearing, they resembled tho best samples of Amer
ican deliberative assemblies. Truly, thought we,
these gentlemen, notwithstanding the estimate set
upon lliein, have no cause to decline comparison
with tho more highly-favored inhabitants ef this
highly-liivoied land. In this thought wo were not
alone. Tho press of Chicago, not given to extrav
agant laudations, against tho popular voico. and we
aro sorry to say, not very distinguished for anti-sla
very tendencies, with one accord, sot tins State
Convention down as honortiblo to tho heiu's and
hearts of the men engaged in its business and pur
poses. Upon entering tho Convention, and on
rising to address the audience, wo iitnl to submit to
some little formalities, such as must over sit awk
wardly upon our fugit'no shoulders. Wo were
welcomed tn Chicago and to Illinois by tho Key.
Bvrd I'arkek, in a Bpcech that surprised us. It
was delivered upon the spur of the moment, without
preparation or pro-meditation, and as a mere spcci h,
iijuirt from its justice towurds the party addressed
it would pass anywhere.
i o hud an eye to this
?'"' "'ftt HI't'01 h. f" 't evident that
1 1,0 lia" " '.' mim" B"J. mo",li1, J, ,cr1 ,H n
.v.iieiiinitj .v,.i .mi. mm iiiuii. i,u mm n
work to do lor his people nur in)lc and w o look
to htm for its fiuthlul execution. He ha
Ie has seen suinn
service already, and a lurger service dcmar.ds jiis
energies. Alter Mr. Parker was done with us, tho
President of tho Convention, Jon.N Jonis, Ksq.,
took us in hand, but with tho promptness of uu
Knglish sea captain, commanding his men to furl,
or tako in sail, upon the first appearance of a storm,
lie commanded, us in brief, to tnko the platform.
Of course, wo obeyed. Wliorcdid these gentlemen
learn thesecircunilocutory and graceful formalities?
Thero was something really Knglish iu this intro
duction, and it carried us back, iu memory, to the
scenes of cordial greeting which met us iiu every
bund in that laud whera color is no crime.
Tho object of this Convention was to consider
and to dev ise plans for improving the condition cl
the Free Colored citizens of Illinois. Tho intoler
able injustice of tho black laws of tlmt State, urn!
especially that which was passed last winter,
doubtless had something to do with awakening the
colored citizens to the necessity of amnu such move
incut, on their part, it would not lie Mrungn, nor
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, ,vlli,.h tKV ,Tpro desired to defeat. It wu's
plain to every beholder that the Convention was iu
earnest. Its published proceedings will show this.
Much wns said, in this Convention, on tho im
portance of learning trades, quilting menial cm
jiloynicnts, buying, and improving, and holding
land, promoting education, stimulating industry,
laying aside superfluities, diiieouiitenaiieing any
thing liko Colonization out of tho United Slates,
support ing our papers, and adhering to the prin
ciple of liberty against every temptation. Able
and eloquent reports were Hunmitled to the Conven
tion upon all these subjects, which, when published
and circulated among tho colored people of the
Slate, will doubtless havo the desired effect. It
was exceedingly gratifying to us to observe, iu the
Convention, nn earnest desiro to co oporate with
our brethren throughout tho Union. The idea of
having tin interest separate from tlio whole people.
does not seem to have made much progress among
them, and wo trust it never will. oaro too weak
to divide, and too much a unit in all our interests
to stay divided, if division wero possible for a time.
Tho colored people of the whole Union, slave and
free, light and dark, educated and uneducated,
must stand or fall together. If there were any dis
position to sunder us, the terrible prcssuro'l'rom
without would drivo us together iu a common fraternity.
From the Forest City Democrat.
In 1838, Joseph Vance surrendered Mn li.
Mulian, upon tho requisition of Gov. Clarke of
Kentucky, charged with abducting slaves from
Tho facts aro well known and admitted. Mulian
had not beou in Kentucky ; but the Gruud Jury of
.Mason found a truo bill against him, upou the
ground, that if slaves escaped from Kentucky, nud
wore aided by a citiz.cn of Ohio in Ohio, such citizen
was amenable to the Kentucky law. Governor
Clarke, with a full knowledge of theso facts, made
a requisition, and Gov. Vami:, ulso familiar with
them, gave hiiu up.
A Keutueky court released Mahan, and declared
the basis of the demand illegal, contrary to Stute
rights, and the Constitution of the Union!
I'bese events occurred just before tho the Guber
natorial election in Ohio. Of courso, they spreud
like wild fire among the people. The result was
that Vance was defeated, losing tout of thousands
of votes, in consequence of his hasto, and bit sup
posed pusilanimity, in delivering Mahan up.
Gov. Modill has just wot a requisition Irom the
Governor of Kentucky, under oircumttancos more
atrocious and daring, than those wbicb marked the
oase under Gov, Vauoe.
The faota, as stated in the Daily Cduml 'att, are
these t Robert Fee, a native of Kentuoky, resides
at .Moscow, tihio. Hs is beloved frr hit kindnns,
and respected for his integrity. Out of mtiictaj
icighlinr charged him with kiilnapping. nnd upon
hut charge, the Gov. of Kentucky demanded his
surrender, and this demand Gov. Modill bus prompt-'
iv niet by ordering bis arrest. Was there no color
lor tho charge T Hear this able Cincinnati Journal
as it answers this question:
"About fifteen months ago A widow Wilcoxer
lived iu Falmouth, Ky., opposite Moscow, Ohio,
who owned, or bad owned, a colored woman named
Maria, and her two daughters ; one of these daugh
ters had a sou about four years old. Widow W il
coxen also had a son, a drunken, good-for-nothing
physician, ns we are informed, w ho lived in l al
mouth, who, for two years befoio the commission
of tho alleged offence, had had one of his mother's
colored girls, and her boy, living in bis own family.
Widow V. strongly desired that her negroes should
be f'reo, at her death, and bad mada a will to that
effect, which had been duly attested.
"But being very poor she had suit them nerns
tho river from Falmouth to daily labor, and their
earnings hnd contributed to her support. She is
said to have done this for the further reason that
their having been sent to a free Stuto by their owner,
mado them free also.
" It seems that this Dr. Wilcoxcn finding a now
residence desirable, determined to remove to Indi
ana, but before doing this, proceeded to accomplish,
by a tiniu ilt main. what, according to our under
standing of the circutnstnnce, wns nothing less than
highway robbery. Ho visited Kentucky, nnd bar
gained to sell bis mother's four slaves to a ne;;ro
trader mimed Johnson, 'as they run,' nnd further
agreed to par the Sheriff of "Pendleton county,
twenty dollars eneh to capture and deliver them to
ine ptiretinser. 1 he little roiorcd boy waspiaccu
on tho Kentucky side, but Maria and the daughter,
who were living in Dr. Wilcoxen's family, refused
to go. One afternoon, Mr. Feo heard violentscreanis
and cries in Fulinoutb, and immediately weutover
to Rseortnin the cause, lie immediately mot a Mr.
Barker, father-in-law of Dr. W., who stated that
Mrs. Wilcoxen's two negroes lindbeen taken by the
Sheriff on a civil action. Upon learning that lhi
statement was false, and that they had been sold
without Mrs. W ilcuxens, knowledge, by n sham
process, and that Barker bad guaranteed tho bill of
sale, bo at once perceived a conspiracy for kidnap
ping nnd running tho t,ff negroes. Maria had
come over in the meantime, und was wringing
her hands in great distress ut tho lost of lior child
nnd grand-child. Maria's husband, a slave of Bar
ker's, cttino to tho spot, nud with her, crossed the
river to Moscow, without the knowdedgo of Mr.
Fee, w ho, from theso circumstances, is charged with
' It is proper for us to mention, that Mr. Fee had
employed Maria as a servant for some time prior to
this occurrence. lie hud rendered frequent assist
ance to Dr. W.'s unfortunate family. So far from
enticing or stealing slaves, it would appear that
they had long since been free, nnd if they were not,
he was in no way guilty of the charge." Wo have
known many of Mr. Fee's family for a long timo,
and arc informed by our own citizens who have
been longer resident than ourselves, that ho is evory
im h a kind, benevolent, christian gentleman."
Now mark our word. The people of Ohio will
not tolerate this shameful conduct on the part of
Gov. Mcdill. They denounced it in the case ot
Vance, nnd they will do it in this m:o. Thev will
submit to no such inhuman outrage, nor tolerate
tho Official, high or low, guilty ol it. lhcy will
brand both ns "infamous," ut every hazard, und nt
every cost, as, wo venture to stty, tho future will
The recent outrageous decisions of Judges Flinn
and Spooncr, iu Cincinnati, nud tho lute course of
Judge drier in the case of tho official bullies nt
Wilkcsbarrc, remind us of nn ortiolo published
sometime since in Knirherlmrkor. Such tvraunv is
almost as bad ns that which the eminent JuiJlm
l!odi;crs, in the Kiscaun trial, called the tyranny of'
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MIUWMIJ' .'... .lie jinn ntvumcr su B ,
The following case, will mnko somo of our me
tropolitnn Lawyers "rise in their boots," was actu
ally adjudicated in the year 10-, in tho town of
, iu tlio ijttito ol liliode Island.
Shark vs. Ogle: Coram Ball, Justice. Count,
Trespass dono by Michael, tho hired man r.f Ogle,
for fishing in the river illegally. Damage laid ut
Upjohn for defendant and plaintiff per at.
Upjohn : " Your honor, nt nine o'clock, the time
of return, 1 shall be ready in case Shark vs. Ogle."
Justice: " )- for Oglef"
Upjohn : " Yes."
Justice: "The iletieo you arc! Tho raso is dis
posed of, and 1 am now making up the iudi:nieiit.
1 will admit no testimony, but if you have any thing
to say 1 w ill hear you,"
I pohn; "I will proceed as soon as your honor
is nt leisure.
Justice: "I was only making up the judgment,
Sir. I will hear you, go on."
Upjohn: "1 object to tho decision of this case
before tho timo assigned In tho writ, aud before
Justice-: " Go on sir, I'll hoar you. I can hear
just ns wen wiiiio i nin writing,
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Upjohn: "This suit is brought by plaintiff vs
defendant for diunngo done by Michael, It should
havo been brought vs. Michael the trespasser.
Justice: "Quo a beggar and . i ll hear all
you have to say.
I piohn i llio ucleuuaht cannot bo connected
with tho transaction, nor is ho sought to ho. Bo
side, tho statute (pngo 105) requires notice of six
days to defendant iu all actions, aud here it only
one duy's notice."
t . ..! . ... 1 i ir .
tt list ice : police nuciun iu nitvu occii siiiuciciu to
1,11111.- uou here I But tro on. I'll hear. You don't
Upjilui! "Thostatulo also requires (page 1H5)
the writ to bo under seal. This writ has no seal."
Justice: "Mr. Sharks, just run your eye over
the bill of costs, and see if the costs are high enough.
Go on, sir j 1 hear overy word you say."
Upjohn : lpia writ is uirocted to a siicritt, nnd
is served by a town-sergeant. Your honor cannot
Justice: "Then this is not court? Hal hall
Goon. We io proceed, you see I'
Upjohn : " It is no trespass to fish m the river."
Justico: "Ah, hat No trespass to tramplo dowu
clover, oh t"
Upjohn i "But tho action is not for trespassing
iu the clovor."
Justice: "Go on, sir. That bill of costs right,
Mr. Sharks T"
Upjohn : "Tho damage Is lnid in the writ at fifty
dollars. Now your honor has exceeded his juris
diction. A Justico cannot give judgment for over
twenty dollars, nor have jurisdiction whore more is
Justico t "Why, Squire, you Mnlk as ono of the
foolish women talk,' as Solomon said on a similar
occasion. Cannot give judgement lor more inau
twenty dollars umphl 1 have given judgment lor
more than double that amount, and costs to match.
Don't troublo tho court with such futile objections.
The court is adjourned, and no appeal alluwcd !"
FnoiTiv Slave Law. "Tho South has gainod
nothing but a loss by this law," "It wat a stupid
blunder on the part of Southern statesmen." "Tbo
value of the tlave lust is eaten up if capture follow,
while hatred to the institution abroad, and opiio-
sition to it at borne, are increased by its hard fea-
tures and the bsrberous enforcement of them."
cwrwwtjwi t.-s. r.i .wrwry.
From the Columbian.
SLAVE POWER ON THE BENCH.
Wo osk especial attention to tho following state
ment, showiuir the several Circuits of tho United
States Courts, and the Judge of each Circuit:
the Slates composing each Circuit ; tho t ree Top
illation of each State ; nnd the aggregate Free
of each Circuit.
1st Circuit Cutis, Judge.
.New Hampshire, 317.U70 I 2i043,204
Massachusetts, 0114.514 ' '
lihudo Island, 1 17,045 J
2d Circuit Xir.so;, Jude.
Connecticut, ?,7n.7'J2 4,7S2,30C
New York, 3,0U7,3yl j
3d Circuit Grieb, Judge.
Xew Jersey, oJ? -2? 2.601,119
Pennsylvania, 2,311, iSoJ ' '
7th Circuit McLxak, Judge.
4th District Tanf.v, Judgo,
Delaware, 80,2 12 )
Maryland, 4'.tv!,000 1,501,041
5th District Caiii'DEI.!, Judge.
Alabama, 42H.770 I m
Louisiana, 1:72,05;) '"'.'
Cth Circuit Wavss, Judge,
North Carolina, 5H0.401 )
South Carolina, 83V-'5 1.3SP.517
Georgia, 624,503 J
8th Circuit Catron, Judge.
Kentucky, . 771,421)
Tennessee, 703,154 2,139,200
Missouri, b'Hfi'i J
0th Circuit Dasiei., Judgo.
Mississippi, 00,0 H 1
Arkansas, 102,707 J
ar ex c
It thus appears that in tho Fico States, a Free
population ot near rotRTt'EN millions, has only
Jour Judges ; while in the Slave States, a Free
population ot littlo more thuu six millions has
Jive, io wonder that the institution, or rather
abomination ot Slavery, is carefully guarded by
that Court, it is constituted for that purpose.
sco, loo, who aro mo duuges in tho 1'ioe Mates.
Every man of them, except McLean, selected with
express reference to bis opinions, real or professed,
on Shivery! Soo how the 0th Circuit is niado up,
to give the Slave I'ower an extra Judge 1 How
long shall the Sluvo I'ower thus rule?
THE FIRST ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY IN
At the meeting of the Free Democratic League
Monday evening, ut the Stuyvesant Institute, tho
President, John Jay, presented a book contuining
the written proceedings of tho first Anti-Slavery
Society organized in this citv-, dating from Janua
ry, 1785, to November, 170).
Mr. Dawson offered the following preambles nnd
resolution in connection with tho presentation,
which woro adopted:
Whereas, the New Y'ork Society for promoting
the Manumission of Slaves, established in the year
1785, was composed of the most worthy nnd p'ulri
oticcitizens of that day, and embraced among its
presidents, during a course of years preceding aud
subsequent to the adoption of the Constitution, two
eminent statesmen, joint authors of the Federalist,
and memhers of the cabinet ol Yt uM. niton; and
Whereas, Tho recorded miutiti s r.f the said soci
ety, this evening submitted, lend to exhibit the
light iu which they regarded the system of slavery,
and tho dutv of tho American iieniile mid f t',,11.
gross, within the limits of the Constitution in refer -
enco thereto; therefore
Itcsolved, That tho pirsident bo requested to
prepare a brief memoir from tho proceedings of
said society, showing the principles and modes of
,ictioii adopted by tbem, with such other informa
tion connected therewith as niuy help to illustrate
that interesting question.
We havo looked over the pages of this nncient
book, nnd made an extract from the proceedings, to
show the names of the distinguished persons v.ho
originated tho society.
"At a meeting of tho following persons, inliubl-
lnnl.,iril,A nllv ..VVnti, V.l. ll. D'..l. .1 T
.1 ,..,, -i. 1-k.i ...i. .i.voti; i ...ci .i... i:...
makenolmons, inn-keeper, in said city, for tho purposo of
v......... . , . i ..v iiiu w . .iiihk li"W VI WUll.l l?lll-
forming a socioty for promoting the inanuniission
of slaves, and protecting such of them as havo been
or may bo liberated, to wit:
r.obort Bownc, William Kees,
namtiol franklin, John Murray,
l'etcr Murray, Senr.,
At their meeting on the 4th of February, in addi
tion to tbo above members, we observe tlio nuines
ot John day, Alexander Hamilton, Alexander Ale
Dougnll, J'etor Yntes, White Mutluck, Kev. John
Gunoo, Zebulon Barton, Matthew N icker, William
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Backhouse, Thomas Bowuo, and Leonard M. Cut
ting. John Jay was chosen president of this mee
ting. Tho society added tho names of distinguished
inon to iu list every month, and all who have a cu
riosity to soo their handwriting, can be gratified at
tho Lcaguo this evening, when tbo book will be
open for public inspection. A", 1'. ee, J'ost.
Joseph Lawrence. HONOR OF SLAVEHOLDERS.
Woarenotunfrequontly told thnt the Slaveholders
aro a high-minded, chivalrous class of men, with a
great sense of honor, and especially tenacious of
their I'huractor lor veracity; the hospitality ol
tho South, (we always reflect at whose expence
they are able to be hospitable,) is the theme of
many a traveler, whoso eyes have been plastered
over with the dough of Southern generosity.
That truth aud chivalry is not a characteristic of
the whole sluvcholding race, we have a case in
point. When the sluvo Mctjuery was delivered up
at Cincinnati, some weeks ago, it will be recollected
that Miller, his claimant, ottered, in open Court, to
take 1200 for him, and cmttributtjijhj dollar of
il from hit own o-ket, This proposition to take
two or three hundred dollars inoro than ho was
worth, and contritnitt a part of it himself, was
hernldod to his praise by all tho pro-slavery proas
of the North and teemed to gloriout a tpeoimen
of cenerositv. in a irreat measure to onmnonsata
for all the pain that the hardships of the case, on
n,e pan nj the victim and bis inratly oceanenea.
Well: the disinterested friends ef tM tlave,
of our common humanity, set tbinselvt about rais
ing the SriOU, less the ntty that tne generous,
obimlrie son of blavedum was to give. The result
is seen in the following, from tho CinciMuaO VaUff
CASE OF THE SLAVE, WASH McQUERY.
To all wnoM IT mat CoscsRX. Hear ye tb
conclusion of the wholo matter. One of the Com
mittee appointed in the Wash McQaery fund has
called on Miller's agent at Louisville, sodne
informed by biov that Miller said he nsver obligntte)
bin self to sell him for that $1,150, and now intends
to send him to hit sister on the Yaioo River, In,
Mississippi ; he nlso slates, however, that if be cats
get a larger sum for him he will sell hiss. The
committee enlled on some of the traders in Louis
ville. and to see what Wash would tell for; thev
said he was not worth more than $000, and if km
was known to have lived In the State of Ohio for four
years, h would not sell for that. In view of the
foregoing facts, we, the committee, bavecotae te !(.
following conclusion, that all of the friends wb
have contributed to the (und, they will seek out,
and return to. them tbo n mount they paid ; all the
friends that wo cannot hnd, their money will te
given to bis wifo for lior support, which is all we
can do. With due respect to tho gentleman and
ladies who have contributed, we now submit the,
subject to them for final actios.
Y ours respectfully, i bhnlf of the committee,
" W. SHELTON, rctiJri&
Jon M. Mcrrav, fc-rirj.
Kew Si'ECT.kiej Wasted. Tho Austin (Texas)
Slate Gaictte complains of reiterated casct of
misconduct of negroes, one instance being the
murder of on overseer by a Slave who wai daily
subjected to his loving kmdufst or the reverse, a
the case might bo ; nnd gives the sun of the mat
ter tho nfornl the philosophy as follows j
" The control of musters over slaves In Tcxat,
is not sufficiently strict nud severe : there lies
We find by our Exchanges thai in other Slave
Slates rversecrs have been killed by Slaves, but
mild trtatmtnt is not stated as the cause. We al
ways lament such eats of violonco. but the true
deduction of eQ'ect from causo is given by the fVrt
wan in the caption of one of these sad anecdotes.
"lttvisue tus r rcit or j vianxt.- uur readers
will not think the query impertinent Who ovret
tht motivt.Non Slavthulder.
Frek Prodcci Convention Scccestid. We see
in F. Douglass' paper a letter to Gerrit Smith from
our valued friend and contributor II. Miles of
Monkton, Vermont, suggesting "the propriety of
organising an American free 'rWuce Astocialivn i
of holding a convention during the fall or win
ter," "Let ut," sayt II. M. "have a demonstration
that there is some 'resolution in'our resolves' to have
no union with slave holders, politically ecclesiasti
cally or commercially." O. Smith in au unpublish
ed reply says
"I and my family have refrained for 20 year
from Sluvc produce. It is one or m ways bt
H lltCIt, IM.F.R GoD, I AM AlILt TO MAINTAIN MT ANTI-
SiAvr.nr i-RiNciri es. i should be much pleased to
see such an Association at you speak of.
A kindred project bat been entertained by tome
friends in this vicinity. Aon SlartAoder,
Lcct Sione at Louisville. Lucy Stono rre tie
first of a course of lectures on the Bights and Duties
of woman nt Imisville, Ky, on the evening of the
2d inst. The audience was large, though the price
of admission w as 3 cents. The press of the citv.
instead of following the example of too many of the
journals of New Y'ork by ridiculing and ubusinn;
hor, treats her with m.irlted courtesy andrespeol.
The Journal, speaking ot her lecture says :
"Wit eoiifcsH that we were preatlv doliahled.
The lectuie was one of the ablest, clearest most
forciblc.aud bountiful productions we ever heard.
And tho style of the delivery was quite equal to the
mutter. It was an appropriate setting to the rich
gems of mind with which the fair orator delighted
tho assemblage before her. Wo aro suro that w e
never beard unjtbing, nor read anything more
impressive more chaste, more noblo and eloquent.
Slio successively carried tho immense nudioueii
with bur to every p Y.tion she sought, and they gave
her numerous evidences of the high appreciation in
which they held her. Tho correctness and beauty
of her sentiments went home to evory heart, ai.,1
we can ceiueiveof no possible objection that any
could mnko to a single lenlinicnt she uttered
After a gotd deal n-.oic of the r-nnio tut. Tie
Journal advises everybody w ho could to go and hear
her next lecture, nnd expressed its fears that Moxart
Hull would not hold half the audience.
The Courier nud The Democrat nlso speak in the
highest terms of Miss Stone nnd her lecture. In spite
of all tho prejudices excited against her by the
I 1 v V . C 1 'I .. 1
lying anuseoi ivuw jor paper, nnu ill luueui llio
well-known fact that sho is an Anti.Slavcry lecturor
of tbo Garrison school, sho seems to have taken
tho people of Louisville captive TrU'unc.
How DtEr it TnE Yeneratiox ro tne Fit.i-
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T.lv bLAVl io iow lorx r.xnrcss, cpeoj
J"e eott"n PrM? Pur me ioiiowinS
language, in reference to the Fugitive Slavo Act.
The South had belter stir up the Union Safety Com
mittee, for when tho hxpress talks niter the lollow
ing fashion, thoso who nro not tho devotees of Cot
ton and commcrco will soon 4nako their power felt
upon this infinity:
"The Fugitive Slave cent met of the Constitution,
is a contract odious to our I'eople, Wo don't like
it, and w e don't like to execute It. It takes all our
love of oountry, all our devotion to contracts, and
law, and to tho memories of our Washington,
Franklin and Hamilton, who made that ccntruct iu
the Federal Constitution, to make us do it. We
don't like to bo catching runaway negroes. We
don't like to seo I'lanters coming on hern, and de
manding this catching of our 1'coiile. 11 here this
,.l,,t universal dislike exists, it is impossible to
i;v0 nnto tho execution of contracts, if one of the
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high contracting parties, ami tnai party most inter
ested, is, in other things, faithless, tivitorcus, to us.
dishonorable in all its implied, and yet euleni con
tracts. The morals of tho people will soon be,
'the South is a mean, cheating, King race,' und
we shall bo called upou to chcut, break contracts,
and lie in revenge."
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 6, 1853.
A Fugitive Slave case was heard yesterday after
noon before Judge Thompson. The Abolitionists
hud enticed away a slave belonging te Edward
lluddeford, of Georgia, and obtained a writ of
habeas corpus. The muster replied that the slave
bud been sick, nnd w as brought here to regain hie
health ; that he rnn off some days ago, and was not
now iu custody ; that be was an unprofitable sois
vant, nnd he was not dosirous that be should return
with him, The ote was decided without agitation,
tho question of the constitutionality of tho law.
Two Niorom Shot. A gentleman living near
Coosa Hutchie, in this county, whilo out bunting a
day or two ago, came across three runaway negroe.
The negroes wero completely armed with knives aud
pistols, nud immediately commenced an attack
upon the hunter. IIo was armed, however, with a
and shot two of thonegros.and
oar.tured the other. One of the -negroe died of the
wound, and the remaining two were lougon in jau
at Raleigh. It it said out Of the tlavos was the
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proporty of Mr. Clsvtod, IheWber twt) tjclonginj
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