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From the Pennsylvania Freeman.
AN UNPROVOKED OUTRAGE.
The crowded state of our columns last week, pre
vented our noticing a cntol outrage wmmitted bv
order of (lie munugers of tin Franklin Institute
Exhibition, tlOOB a KM of our estrpeiii.,,1 f. ' ml
Hubert Purvis, anl tveovnsinj; ladies in hisconipHiiv.
taring the Exhibition, f.olrt Purvis, with Miu
JWuimd, of ts.lrin, and Mis Wood, of this city,
visited the lull, purchased their tickets und wore
admitted wiiaoot objectieu.
Ty know that coloi-cd men were exhibitor in
le Exhibition, and OiM in former years colored
visitors hud been repeatedly admil'cd to the exhi
lotions of the Institute: they 'knew. al.n, that no
distinction of color was m ide'in it Imissions to the
t rystal PftUec, or in any of tho county Agricultu
rl fairs t tins Mute, nnd it never occurred to
., ,m. , ni'iim iiiioit i'j icsoii in visMio
rsdbvti.ii of tho industry c f men of every
svnnplcxion ; or, if they ha I any doubts or lenr,
thrirf tht ihey would be liable to insult in visitin
stiey were all put to rest Pv their admission without
put to rest b their admission without
a sign of disapproval. They had been in the hall.
however, less than an hour, und ere quietly pur-
suing their fdj: ervatiyns, v hen a poli. email laid his
hand on Mr. Curvis.' shoulder and told them thev
must g out as they did not allow colored ,.r
They remonstraled, nnd chiimed lb- rights
tliey had pimdiased in common w ith other visitors :
but ho was imperative, telling them they "mini ii'
and had hotter go peaeably," and that he was or
dcrc 1 to put them out by the managers. Finding
remonstrance vniii, rather than MiHor the v iolence
be threatened, they lcl, d-fminbd of their nn-nev.
insulted in a public hall, and outraged in their
Indignant at the wrong done his son, nnd friends,
Mr. Purvis, senior, nude complaint against Wnt
L in h, the Policeman, for nn assault, nnd had him
brought before Alderman Mio-hell, where tho facts,
as wo lino state! them, were proved. The Alder
man, however, siibspnuenllv discharged Watkins,
on the ground that he did not actually inflict any
violence uinn them, a tie, Isinn vvhii-li i trikes ns tm
violence upon them, a decision which Mrikcs us as.
neither law nor justice, lint though they find no!
fe,lee lit 1mi tttn t.tititi. u-ill 1...I.I ll,.i VLnAni,,!
rf that Institute to neo.iuiit for this wanton insult
and shameful fraud upon those refined, iutelligent
and respectable young people.
A PROTEST AGAINST INJUSTICE.
Byberry, Nov. 5th, 1853.
Amid tho animating nnd enconra -ini
the times, occurrences there arc which seem to dash
our hopes and drive us into the very darkness of
despair. The recent outrage upon M,..e, Remind
and ood, and my son, nt the V r itiklin Institute
Exhibition-Alderman Mitchell's decision in l!l0
ease, when, too, hu ha I previously to the suit being
broiicht before him. properly characterized it u!
most brutal and inlamous-lthe c, ntiiiued high,
handed exclusion of inv ch.ldren from the Public
S, hol in this Township, against law, justice nnd
decency, perplexes nnd excites a spirit of I ellig-j
at war with the peace of my oul and
body. It seemed impossible to bear any longer this
tho Public Schools for this Township, and feeling it
itnposMhlc, I wrote the following letter to the eol-j
lector of taxes, which vou nmv publish in the
man," should you deem proper.
Yours, very truly, Robert Pinvis.
Byberry, Nov. 4th, 1853.
Mr. Jos. J. BrTritm:
flear Sir: You called yesterday for the tnx upon
my property in this Township, which I shall pay,
xceyiing tne "School lax. 1 onject to the pay
ment of this tax. rn tho irround thut my richts nsu!
ritixeu and my feeliugs as a man and a parent have!
! f tl?"1 hidp,'iri.VT, B"V!i Vi1:,.,i",l
am perfecdly aware that all that makos up the char-1
a;tcr aud worth of thecitixensof this township, look
upon the proscription and exclusion of my children
from the 'ublio School, as illegal, and a., unjustifi-1
able usurpation of my right. I have boruo this
ever since tho innovation upon the usual
practice of admitting all the children of the Town
rdiip into the ' Public Schools,' nnd at considerable
xjjenso have becu obliged to obtain tho services of
private teachers to instruct my children, while my
school tax is greater, with a single exception, than
any other citizen of the tow nship. It is true (and
.i - ... . . i .i i s ,. ,
ine outage is n lane me more glaring ami insuning,,
I wai informed by a inoim Ounkrr director, with n
sanctifying grnce, imparting doubtless nn unctiousjil"3
glow to his niiulh prejudices, that u school in the
t' ?CKn:""u ". w appr.-priatea lor
it.if ' Tim fiiiHeriiPli. Mhtititv wo i nil ilufliiM,
tennnces, on the very lino of tho tovvnuhip, to which
this Ixniyhkii follower of George Fox alluded, is us
you know, the most llimsy and ridiculous sham
which any tool of a skin-hating aristocracy could
bvo resorted to, to cover or protect his servility.
To submit by voluntary payment of the demand is
too groat nu outrage upon nature und with a spirit,
thank God, unshackled by this, or any other wan
ton and cowardly uct, I shall resist this tux, which
beforo the unjust exclusion had alvvnvs afforded me
tho highest gratification in paving. Willi no other
than the best foldings towards yourself, I um forced
to this unpleasant position, in vindication i f my
rights and personal dignity, against an encroach",
incut upon tlieiu as contemptibly mean, us it is in
A Fimmabd ix Coxr.KKss. The New Mexican
papers informs us tluit Senor Don Jose Manuel
Guilegos has been elected delegate to Congress
from the Territory of New Mexico and he is com
mended to tho kind consideration of the powers at
Washington, as a democrat of the purest wilier,
and t he first of Spanish race tlmt has been sent to
Congress. The pajiers add that ho docs not under
stand a word of English. Thoughtless people
might regard this as a disqualification for a sent in
tho Uoiinc of Representatives hut we aro fur from
regarding it in that light, so far as Mr. Gallegos
kiuiself is concerned, lie is to be congratulated on
net. understanding the language of all tho lluneombe
iirkers he will be surrounded with, and so far us
the nulxlic is concerned, it is to be congratulated on
having one seat in the House occupied bv a silent
i t. i.i i. .1....:
iiieiiioi-r. il woniuitu ucciucu economy in money,
nnd no loss to the nation in hiiv respect, if one half
of the members yeere deaf and dumb, and the uext
best thing to this is having them ignorant of the
English language. Nine-tenths of the siieeehes in
Congress might as Weil be in Spauish, for all the
good they do the public, and we are inclined to
think the gentleman from New Mexico will be one
ol the most uselul, certainly one of the most harm
less, members in tho House. K're. JIhIUIih.
Tho Miithodist Protestant of Nov. 5, anticipates
tho surprise of the "Illinois bruthereu" ut seeing
I heir resolutions on .Slavery jmblishcd this year.
Tb explanation, however, is sufficiently plain.
.t year the slaveholders of the Prutestniit f nun h
were reliukeiL 1 Iim year uiey are passed by in
vurnuq, iur sysufju oiuy is vuuuejiaieu. rays
"The reason is found la tho different phraseology
tn which the resolution are iriven. Those ol lust
year virtually declared a largiv portion of our Gen-
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.. .... .v.-...v u.Muiiucii ir fueuiMirsuip
in the Church of Christ."
There is another fact that may larin interesting
but not acknowledged relation totheopniiiigoj'the
column to anti-slavery resolutions. That is this.
The General Conference is to moot, a few mouths
belli o in the est. -And it is wise to conciliate
rU men who will havo to do with Editors and
Ageui oou, Ii ctuyan.
oriaiT or lis doi tii. ino itiicuigan tree
t)emor.ral ys: "A gentleman from New Orleans,
a Dative of the Soutk who wa In our sanctum
few minute, remarked that they who had ulways
ti C M.I . . .
lived in the midst of Slavery knew il evil better
uaa any Aorthern man could tell tliein. They
hotel Slavery, whilo the force ut eircuniferenee
held tli la to Ii. But there was one thing they
despised more than Slavery, and that was u silly,
. lying apotorr by a northern man, whe had no
- excuse for bis laenilaeity, when Northern men,
tired is the live of Freedom, and the pertusl
assertion of it, attempt Ut sugar over Slavery, they
Know tney lie; ana soutnern men Know I hey arc
deliberately and wilfully lying too."
vljc CVntt-SIaucvu Dugliv
SnU-in, Ohio, Kovcinbrr 10, I KM.
"SOUTHERN AID SOCIETY."
j iricooB ma unit o ownci s iiiciuseiv cs, 11, cy arc aiso
i disMitUficd with all atlemiits nt ncutralitv, or to
i .., . (, . .. . '.'
ican Home Missionary Society, which most freely,
tolerates slave holding churches nnd church nieni-
, ,, ... . . . . . , , , . .
''Crs. because they will not appoint elavel.old era
among their missionaries. ( are not sure that
j a,0 y mi(.,i vt reasons, though they
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, J've ''''"r' firo,lt n'",ll"'.v-
These new school doctors are now satisfied of this,
j and aro stepping over on to the side of consistency,
nllJ maintaining that if slavcholding is uo bar
and material nid, is extended to the tottering slavo
holding churches and tho persecuted and outraged
i.,,.i, .i i; ..:.,i,,i iv i ..i . r .
."J'""' P";lhood. To this complexion of a
j POBttlv0 issue of nn open and irreconcilable rup
outrugo , ture, botwocn slavery and freedom, this contest is
I Ibdow will be found some extracts from the ad-
ganizntion of this new society, recently formed In
Xew York city. Ir Do Pr IVtliuno Anson
i , , .,' ,.' . ', . ,', '
1 helps, and other dislihr;ui. bed new School I res-
byterians, arc at its head. If tic understand its
object, it is to buil 1 up and cxtcn 1 churches ill the
south favorable to shivery. The originators of
.. . . ..
this movement seen not only dissatisfied
movement ngainst Slavery, but like their
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" VVUT" n" """
",c slaveholders. Hence they condemn the Amor -
the society is not charged falsely in this thing.)
This is however charged upon them as prescriptive
! and unfair to the slave holding members, nr.d dis
' atrons to the cause of true religion and the good
of minis. Tho new society is more liberal in its
principles, sinvcholJiiig-vvard. It would not have
the minds of its pious maiisKaling communicants
disturbed by tutjih iviis of the abolitionism of their
ministers, or by the possibility of a word in (ermon
or prnver, condemnatory, even by implication, ol
the patriarchal practice. Hence they propose to
afford materia! aid nnd spiritual comfort:
feeble flavo-lioldipg churches, which are especially
thorough and coinitnt in their slave
This strikes us ai every way a capital movement,
In the first place, we think tho A. II. Missionary
society, and all other trimming neutrals and com
promisers, utterly wrong. If pious la;ni(n may
hold slaves, why may not pious th'pherdt nlro
have this tame means of graco nnd comfort? We
cannot sec. And the Methodist Episcopal church,
which has often becu pushed for a rensoti on this
.illt 0f prfl,tiee, m heretofore been utterly
1 ,, .' . . , ,,
""able to give any satisfactory one. The Home
Mission Society vv ith its friends the Independent,
iln, VuinTi,li.i nml iln Vn' Vml fll .iniw l,ne
1 ur to its priesthood. That is bold nnd con-
sistcnt, ns it should be, and will save us abolition-
iHn n rnrld of lnhor. Wfl loivn liom.efl.rlli nn
need of argument or facts, to prove them pro-tla-
very. Wo have ouly to point them to their South -
i rn Aid Society and its declarations, and wc have
Our issue with these men is made at once. Thev
arc no snivelling deprccators of Mavcrv, hife
thev fellowship it. Slavery is like other human
relations not to be abused" of course hul ilirinc
nd to ho protected, upbuilt and extended. Hence
rapidly coming. It is the gloriously, encouragin
sign of tho efforts of freedom. This Southern aid
society will be to all abolitionists a star of hope.
A clear indication 'hut tho day of compromise of
f whining hypocritical caul about the
cyiu of B tcm ir0 B.ipt.-jrtitta, is fust
I . J 1
Jrc of ,1,1, llew vn,-ll.t.. tl) llie pubUc
tence of regard for tho slave, is supremely ridicu
lous, nnd indicates an hypocricy unparalleled in its
impudent presumption ujion tho blindness nnd
gullibility of the people.
SOUTHERN AID SOCIETY.
A new Association, bearing tho nbovo tide, has
,.,..ii,. 1....... r. ..,.1 :.. .1. .. ... ..e - i-
t.tK. I .on. r...-....,.i :.. .Ii.- . ? - i- ' i
The object is the diffusion of (iosoel V,,,!, : ,i,o
Sjiitherii and South Western Smte nnd ;.. nil
ordinary canes, this is to lie dono under tho direction
of ecclesiastical bodies, or missionary organizations
of an evangelical character, tritu'n the states. The
rrosident is James lioonunn, nnd among the ice
Presidents are Anson G. Phelps. Dr. Cox. nnd
Cyrus P. Smith, in Xew York and neighborhood,
Mr. Hallock, of the Jniirwil
Commerce, is Trea-1
surer, nnd Dr. llethune. Dr. Raird, nud Dr. Lddv.
of Newark, lire on the Executive Committee.
Tho Society has just issued a lung address to the
public, iii which they fully recognise the i.npor-:
unco of other societies, and hp for their n ml
,n .ioi i.vsmiu u louir lllliiress to llie
Mw.peration, especially of the American Home
MisMonary Socie.y. But they say that Society
is restriclcd by its rules fro,,, aiding nny minister
or missionary, however faithful, laborious or self-!
denying, who, under any circumstances, is a slave.
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at tho South, that the Home .Missionary Society is
Mosely nlhed to Abolitionism, so called. Thin im-
nressillll. Iltiumiil, nrninnrnii rnml,,.. iV,a .,1.1 ..n-.A
ed by that Sov ify to churches in the Southern and
south western htates ol doubtful valuo in refer -
enco to success; insomuch that, in some casus
where such aid had been rendered, it ha. !.,.
voluntarily relinquished by tho recipients, needy
'""s" nvic, n. a uauiugo railier than a bono-
ni. ii line, thorelnre, wo are convinced that the
.vmcriciiii jiomu .mssionnry .Society, without
change of policy, is essentially unable, even if it
were ilisnosed. to nnrfnrm rmr w...Lr i. .. .I,.:H. ....it
. i i ...., ,, v ui'diiu null
t,, .. Lei- .1, I..., r,l ,. il... . I.-, i. .
good w ill, which, with some of us, dto back to its
orgaiiiation, und even befurcj for some of us nid
ed in its formation. Most of tho members of the
.-.oiiwicru .nu ooeieiy lire, anil limit have been, sun-
porters of the American Homo Missionary Societv
mid some of them are among its largest contribu
tors. They expect to aid it still. They rejoico in
its efficient labors nt the North nnd West, uiul hope,
ill somo measure, to supply its hick of service at
the South nnd South West. The wlmlt eminlry is
our Held. In so far as it is occupied by the Amer
ican Homo Missionary Society, we gladly cooperate.
Where that Society pauses or falters, thcro the
Southern, Aid Society begins its separate action.
nnd thence proceeds. Thus, between tho two,
Providence smile npon our efforts, the icholr lit our
beloved country will lie cured for ami aided, accor
ding to the measure of tho benefactions of the
With regard to their mode of operation they
say: ihu o.iutnern JIM Society intend lo deal
with thoir southern brethren in the confidence, of
Christian friendship. Reproach, culiiinnv, ami all
sorts ol injustice, luivo been tried upon tlio south
ior a quarmr oi a century, u iuiout any good re
sult; the Southern Aid bocioty will try the oppo-
!ln witlifV T Lr 'll.il a.-tuu .... I. .. I '
site policy of kindness, sympathy, aud co-oierut'oii
in i-itir, jcniu kiihi iuu n um. j.t us treat our
aouthcru lellow-citueH. wl I follow (.'hri.ti.ina with
generous confidence with fraternal appreciation
and see if this mure w.WeW u,y ' t ,,,H,vr
if the benediction of God will not , rowu it, to his
own (?lory and the good of all T,UJI a.,ing, we
lully persuadud that, through Use counsel und
coucurrenoe ol oorrospoiiiling bodies at the numb,
our niissiuuarie will 1st able to preach the Gottitd
ii. ii. ...u .u..ij, io every masier iki every
slave wuo can ue reitcncu py any human iustru
meuuilily. If the Christian puhfio w ill give us llie
necessary ujcuiim, aim llie juru add ids blessinir
w may hop fc.r great results, ultimately, from the
uperetions oi mis rc, i v,
t n gicui nii'i najipv c mm pre in muir uimiuiikoi u- ,
1 '"vc ''Pcn raised from the night of heathenism to
,! the light uf Christianity. Thousands of them have :
not bo found nnother so large ft body as the
W.OOl.l slaves in these United States, at onen so
I intelligont, so inclined to the (io-pcl, and so blest
, b te1.1.-s nti.,S inlluence. of civ il'ir.ntion and Chris
tliore. tilllj,y yl1t is t10re nny great class of population
with the si.nidieity of the early Christians? Need
(j.jwo lmve the least apprehension let Iho I cgenorut- j
ing and purifying inlluencc of the Scriptures should i
f T , j , b ,t intnrcst of !
S ihc.1;ic Population In the Pouih are peculiarly
: susceptible to a good religious influence, Their
j nl,.ve (.,i(on,.c , a ('h.istian people, even un
every dor all the disadvantage of bondage, lias wrought
In pleading for nid to their assumed constituents, I
' Have the S'a'c population no clnim noon n?!ii.,,,l,.r
What hrivc titty done, tlmt wc tuny not sustain a !
'fiithful ministry in teaching them the wny of sal-
vution? May wc not send them iiiisinnnrie, wiili-!
lout accompanying our benevolence with such
' measure ns shall suggest n diubt to the people ;
whether we are content to seek their conversion I
all the servants, ibe musters, the Church nnd the
been brought to a saving knowledge of the ttospel.
.en brought to a savins knovvle
.iu - Iimi. M0.tHH of the Pecro race,
in our country, that lias such claims upon our synv
patliies. If wc aro to remember the poor, and it i
is according to tho very genius of our religion that i
the poor should have tlic Gospel preached to them, Und
ought not to withhold our bands from tho work ,
under the pretence of first improving their civ il and
political relations! and if we are to remember those
that arc in bonds as bound with them, can wo do
less than aid those, who arc willing to tench them
the way ot l,fc7 ill not (,d ho d us to a sine
account, if, under any pretext whatever, we neglect
. i. 1
to minister to their spiritual necessities, when we
'"V..? nH! " fnyornblc opportunity of so doing?'
'''I". r i'l't'cdd that tho masters are favorable to
such an cnterorise : that 'thev are. in ns creat I
proportion, neihans. asanv enual bod v of Christian i
ministers in tho whole world, faithful men of God, I
spiritually-minded, self-denying disciples of the
Their address closes w ith a strong caveat against
even the suspicion of Abolitionism, promising not
to nicddlo for or agninst Slavery, and commending
their enterprise to the Lord Jesus Christ, God nnd
RESCUING THE CONSTITUTION.
1 !;;" '"terpielali. ns as tend to disgrace its
I illustrious authors, make it inconsistent with its
j immortal Preamble, and render it a yoke and a
, burden upon the freemen of tho land, 'too intolur
rrunoy able to be borne, is the genuine CoNsTlTi'TtoNAl
U,V of lui"'(1 St!,Us-
This resolution!, well. We like rescues, Jerry
Tho Independent Democracy of Onondaga Co.,
X, Y., recently ndopted the follow ing among other
.VW;-,, That the Independent Democratic, r.ir-
rescues, Iliblo rescues, constitutional rescues, nnd
all. Wo would have all that is good, rescued from
, the liervertiiiT crusn of slnvcrv. Wn only would
j be glad to see this party, or any other at tho work
.of rescuing the constitution. As n party.
never attempted it, other than very indirectly. On
the contrary, it concedes the demands of slavery.
As intliriilitah many of its member attempt to
rescue it by their arguments, but then they concede
' '' ""',r v",,'" Plv" " nil,n nominated Icy the
Ipnrtv, and who hold to tho pro-slavery character
!f the compact between the north and the south,
compact, sinco these resolutions were adopted,
the Syracuse Chronicle, the organ of tho party in
Xew York, has the following indirect opposition to
this resolution. Tho editor seems disposed to go
on with anti-slavery, after tho manner of tho wings
of 184H, who wero for Taylor, without platform or
principles. A very convenient plan for men of'
principles or of no principles. But such kind
of action'' ns will result therefrom, will bo as i
' disastrr.ua to freedom as to the paper makers, who j
'certainly will not ngrco with tho . hroinclc that the.i;i
j use of paper should bo confined to tho amount
needed for ballots. j
In answer to the Editor's last question, wo have
only to sny that in our opinion ho has evidently
littlo of tho true nud effective philosophy j
of the anti-slavery reform.
UNCONSTITUTIGNALITY OF SLAVERY—A
i Cfir.tmi Ijaimr. thus liiiN iltiwii th I:iv fur Jin
1 uii.-o iiiihii .-iiiiui, milium in ii".',,..
' Independent Democracy. Ho wants to catechise !
' tho candidates after this fashson :
I Are they right on v institutional or Legal Ma -
' very, and also on tho Maine Law? What I mean
I by ri;tlil, is, do they each and all repudiate I lie
1 idoa that there can lie any law lor Mavory, or that
there is any Constitutional or valid law for it!
and are they iu favor of the Maine Law, prohib-
itorv legislation ngamst the trullic ill intoxicating
drinks t " I
Yes, that's It, exactly, Leaving out the Ten- i
in'rauev iiuesuon, lor mi lu ceiii. inis ior, tannin
peraneo question, for the present, this Mr, Smith
viints to nptdy a test in anti-slavery matters, which I
would drive Chase. Gid.ling.. Hale, Sumner, and
the whole Galaxy of New England statesmen and
orators out of tlio party. And wo don't doubt
that when ho hud reduced it down to John Thomas
himself and an. r man, he would go to bed sat-
I istied that there was ut leu one pure party in the
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11 111V riniuu I'uiiim nil v buiiv, liii.-uipi.'oub
d away, nfte any theory or creed whatever, 1
, quagmires of function,' we very much mis-;
.1 n '
to be led
Oilrn ttml. tti.ii.nr
What wo wunt is action, arlinn, action 1 1 Let
1 the rosulutions bo burned, Wo don't want nny '
moro jxijirr than enough for ballutt. Anti-Slavery
Democrat hnve been wastinir Iwthirds of their
strength, for the last twenty years, about theories.
i 'avo wo 1101 nau euougii oi il I
Have we learned
nothing yet 7
ax r.n.s ix t'oi.i'iiniAXA Co. Uur neighbor of
tho " lluckcyo State," has recently been on a visit
j 10 T'"1' wl"c1' "'(f lulilc ery favorable
' "utice of our business prospects und iinprovemeuts,
i ami elos. s by saying ;
" 1 felt that it was good for mo to be in Salem,
und tlmt the wcatiun marked a new era iu Colum
Wo.ll we nro thankful that not only Salem, but
Columbiana Co., is henceforth te go on from pros
pering to prosper, on account of our friend's visit,
llopo he will come again, a he brings such results
in his train.
I and sound to tlio laws ot Ueorgiu, and therefore
I ,he sympathy of this democratic slaveholder with
i , . ' , T .. ., .... ,'
"'J'"' relation, the (.rand Duko of Tuseuny.
1 1'-'" ''''' article :
Misilai tu SvfATiiy. The English philanlhro
are I pists and their American yniu!hiu r are, nt this
I time, making a great fuss over the imprisonment in
Tuseuny of a Mis Margaret Cunningham, of Scot-
A Miss Cunningham has recently been arrested
and imprisoned ut Florence for distributing religi
ous books. Rooks advocating Protestantism in op
position to Catholicism. The Georgia Citizen
thinks the imprisonment nil right. Tho law of the
Pope, like tho law of Congress, is tho higher and
tho highest law. Religious freedom Is, very consis
tently, no more sacred thnu political i.ud personal
! freedom. The 'I uscan Law is very liko in its look
Ittiut, lor violating tne laws ol Unit country, while
a sojourner there with tier friends. The crime
couiiuitu d wa the distribution of religion Pro-
testiuit isx.s sail lrcl, contrary to tlio io, tb ur
tide of the Xew Criminal Code of theOraud Duke
w b ch reads llm-:
ninn, wno scorns ine pcriornmnce 01 apprpriiui
hfs 'duties In the proper sphere of woman at homej
but must needs go to the ends of the earth to find
"Whoever shall ciri.nl.tte works hos.ilo to the
Roman Cathlic faith, with the view of seducing nny
from that communion, shall bo condemned
the house of correction nnd subjected to hard la-
bor, for a poriod not leas limn live, or groatcr than
f,'0w, if Miss Cunningham knew the law, hicli
nrobshle. she deserves Punishment for her nffici-
zeitl. ust as much as Ahhy Kelly, or Miss Lucy
Stone, or nny Northern Abolition fanatio of the
feminine gender would, were tho latter to visit
Georgia and circulate tracts and books, calculated
,,,T,vorl our existing institutions, roliirinua nnd
political, tor our part, we are glad that the Urand
Poke has had nerve enough to put a stop to such
meddlesome fools, who aro " turning the world np
sido down" by their fanatical notions and proselyt
ing schemes. Ten to one MissC. is some antiqua
ted specimen of humanity, or " strong-minded wo
man," who scorns the performance of apprpriutc
doubtful siiloccts for the excrviso of a spurious
THE SURRENDER OF FEE.
Mr. Fee's offence, certainly lie 1ms violated nolnw,
if Governor Medill hnd Investigated tho mot
we ,,,.., , . i, j ,. ...lcl"
The Kentucky News gives an account of the re
cent shameful surrender of Mr. Fee, to the Ken
tucky Governor, and adds, " If this is the whole of
Honest Kcntuck'uuis may well condemn this high
handed outrage. Ttut our people seem to take it
very coolly. The pross so patriotic when Kostia
,,c;Iej ,, contrnt , citil(,n(
. , ..... , . ;
should be seized at their firesides, and consined
a felon's dungeon, and to tho mercy of murder-
0us slave-holding laws, by the Executive of our
r.. - . ,. ... , -
' . muignation now Diazes. rvo
"bis oi Harare nenru. unio s mnster tnesinve
power speaks, nnd our Executive, with alacrity,
sacrifices tho supremacy of Ohio to the legislation
Kentucky. Tho slave power demands a victim
strike terror to all w ho would eounsol freedom to
the colored man j nnd Governor Medill, in the flush
a Democratic triumph, gives up Mr. Fee a sacri
fice, as unhesitatingly as a savage New Zealand
Chief would give up n prisoner of wnr for a cani
bal feast. The '.vil.C if an innocent, worthy
ciliicn, is tho offering w ith which this new-made
Governor renders thanks to the Moloch of slavery
the king and god of this people, for that demo-
le tl!llmpll h ntfcd hi)) , , Gov.
viiiuri, in.itr. i, inii rusiiru eia,:rj will TOillcr
upon him for this treason to Ohio, this sacrilege to
liberty and to God, remains to be scon. Something
must be promised when such an equivalent is paid.
Will tho people a-id pross of Ohio be silent and
submissive in tho face of such nn outrngo ? The
aroused indignation of the people should demand
his impeachment. If, ns tho Kentucky Editor
elinritnbly suggests, ho did it eareb:.ily, that act
sufficiently proves him unfit for hisliigh position.
he did it thoughtfully, he is a crimiuul, and de
serves to be trcnlod as such.
Our readers will find somo furthor account of
the matter on our first page.
and especially when it comes from so pro-slnvcry u
body as the Methodist Episcopal Church has here
bad toforo proved itself to be. Wo trust the Salem
Church will not only " earnestly desire," but faith-
of tlumij" If it bo contrary to tho doc
trines" of tho church , contrary to its discipline"
and "opposed to the commands of Christ," they
should instantly press it with vigor. They arc verily
guilty of grievous sin against their oppressed breth
learned rcn sin agaiust tho church, and sin against God
jtlmt they have not done it long ago. And moro
failing, as fail they will, to eccuro this
P"""''0 prohibition" of slavery in tho church, we
their consideration of nnother step, taught alike
iimi., ,.,! .,, .,., ,.f II
Salem Mktiioihsts axd Si.vvrRr. We copy the
following from the Ilomostcad. No copy has been
furnished us, and no request made for its publica
tion, else they would have appeared last week.
Wo tnko this opportunity to assure our Metho
dist neighbors that tho Editor of the liuglc and its
readers, ore among those who most ardently rejoice
tho manifestation of any nnti-slnvcry " desire,"
fully press upon the church tho " jiniitice ;WiiAi-
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formers, viz; "Come out of her my people."
Touch not, tasto not, handle not
thing.' "JJo ye scparato Irom sinners,
,,rtakers in other men's sins."
From the Homesteat.
it a meeting of tho members of the M. E.
hurcli, in Hem, unio, uctoner oth, isoj, utter
calling John t litcrnlt to the chair, and SNimucl Vt
Secretary the following preamble and res-
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"'""V 1Z i Ti" eonmiry o
,1,e '.",108 ,f tl,e MlioOiHt Episcopal (dm reh,
.".v "e "T'.""p" ,Un" .U
(Vft.m 1 "urt"' W"ea "7 "'J
n 0 Krcat 'imriil evil and directly opposed
",0 " -'". l"ch requires us tolovo
ue'Kl'bor as ourselves, therefore,
1. itevHrea, Jy me memuerg oi llie meinoaist
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El''"!! -liim-h, in Salem Station, Pittsburgh
"u!"m,v? ri,at " bo,,"f. to bo of
llm I luiri'h to pnrnpstlv Hnek tliA roiiiiviil or uliivnrv
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""". u,,it.w0 earnestly uesire that slio wou!U 60
alter tho rules on this subject as to positively pro-
I1"1"1 mvory V 1 nun-n.
3. Heiolretl, That this preamble und resolutions
signed by tho Chairman and Secretary, and a
copy of them furnished to tho papers of our place,
and the Pittsburgh Christian advocate, for publica-
JOHN FLITCRAFT, Chairman.
S. W. GAILY, Secretary.
A FitrK rumen ix St. Ioris. Tho I'nita'ian
Society of St. Louis, of w hich Rov. W. G. Elliott
pastor, is no longer a slnveholdiiig church, so
says Rev, Juiiics F. Clarke iu a communication in
the Christian Inquirer. Sometime since we heard
that this society was striving to emancipate it
self from slav e holding. Wo aro now happy to re
cord tho fact, that it his consummated its honora
The Free rrcsbytorian contains a notice of the
meeting of the Syuod of the Free Presbyterian
Church, recently, nt Martinsburgh. The Synod
now number fifty preachers and one hundred
churches, tho grow th of six years. Says the Pres
Tho Free Presbyterian Church hag made the
holding of slaves and the advocacy of slave-holding
the voting for grossly immoral meu for civil olhco,
membership in secret societies, tho making, vend
ing and drinking of intoxicating liquors, and the
furnishing of facilities for tho traffic, ground of ex
clusion from her communion. Wo know of no oth
er church that ou (ill tliose point nccupius tho same
high position. We do not suy this in a spirit of
seuluriuu pruie, ior ns are mr iroiu considering our
Church us perfect either in crood or practice j hut
show that her rupid increase bus not been the re
sult of cowardly concession and conformity to pop
ular iniquity. In view of her growth in those cir
cuiiistuiicesi (he friend of a pure gospel should
thank "nu und take courage,
Much ininruiiit business wa transacted, there-
cords of w hich w ill ho published when the Clerk
sends us the minutes. Among other things a com
mittee was appointed to proposo a basis for an
American Free Church Council, to be composed of
detegntes troni nil r.viingoiicai Denominations which
exclude slave-holders from their communion.
Should these denominations concur in the organis
ation of such a council it is designed to make it
permanent. The grcnt object is to bring anti-slavery
christians together for the purpose of consulta
tion in regard to the best means of carrying for
ward the reforms of tho day, and to combine their
power nnd iidluetiee in tho work. Hindi union is
grently needed. If the popular religion of this
country is ever redeemed from the thraldom of the
slave power, and the nation saved from that ruin to
which it is fast hurrying, it must be by the friends
of freedom nnd genuine Christianity coming up
unitedly to tho help of the Lord against tho migh-
Wo aro sorry to learn that Mr. Garrison, was
unaMo to speak as he was advertised to do at Jef
ferson, week beforo last. His visit there icems
not to havo been however entirely in vain, if wc
may judge from tho following account of nn in
terview with him by the Editor of the Ashtabula
Sentinel. Like the Editor of tho Sentinel, niay of
our friends of the west recently found Mr. Garrison
the actual and veritable, altogether different from
Garrison the imaginnry-tho infidel monster as do-
pictcd by the pro-slavery press and priest hood of,
this country. Tho Editor snys:
Willi Llovd Oarhuon. This well knovyn An-ti-Slavory
Lecturer w as advertised to speak in this
place on Friday last. lie arrived hero on Thursday
but ow ing to severe hoarseness from a cold, with
much irritation of the lungs, it wns thought best
not to fill tho appointment. This will explain to
those w ho camo here on Fridny why they did not
This wns tho first time wc hnd met with Mr.
Garrison; nnd a curiosity wc hnd long indulged.
iiiu. ii ui iti iin-u i.iu il. til ii, io ...... u .'-..
vcrsation gave us nn opportunity of understanding
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'great mass of tliose engaged with him in the phil
anthropic enterprises ol tho day.
Mr. G. refuses to vote, because ho thinks tho V.
8. Constitution sustains slavery, yet ho ardently
desires tho political regeneration of this nation.
Wo think Ins ardorcarrieshim beyond the practi
cal point, in this matter, yet no ono who sees his
earnestness can rebuke him. His lovo of liberty
seems to make him reject all that Is not perfectly
lie has been charged with infidelity; and his
views of tho llible and Christianity aro far from
w lint we hold: yet we have rarely met w ith a man
in whom tho religious sentiment appeared stronger I
.i.... :.. i.:... v i.... i.i ..' u ..r.l.V,,J
than in him. No ono can hear him speak of those
things wo call religious nnd call him inlidcl, if the
term inlidel is to mean a rejection of the principles
of Christianity. Ho seems to look at religions truth
in its grand complex, nnd neglot the intermediate
detnils called doctrines. Ho speaks of God ns tho
Cniversal Father aud looks from him to all men ns
Mis children, the weakest and least, especially so.
He seems to regard tho IMviue, as living goodness
and truth, und our relation to tho Divine, culled
Religion, ns consisting wholly of the love of those
principles in tho abstract, and practically cxercis
! ing them in our love for niaukind as our brethren.
0 said ho gloried in tho cross of Christ; because
that w as borne in defending the w eak, tho helpless
i ., ... ... . ..i. i . . i i
nil, I tliA ir.ini.im n.t nt,., 1 iiH9 till. tlllll'Sr I'll I mill
tho wrong, with a trust in trutii aud righteousness
as to the result. His mind appears to glance at
these Divino principles that the wholo world calls
Religion nnd thciice to their application in ledceiii
ing uud elevating mankind, while hois impatient
of the restraint that doctrinals, creeds and systems
interpose between, love proceeding from its Divine
fountain, and its triumph over tho evils that pre
vent us from being loving, just anil true. AH au
thority that excuses wrong or justifies oppression
or injustice he utterly rejects, und tlmt kind ol
Christianity that will excuso great wrong because
popular, ha absolutely despises. His hostility to
the Church is to its errors and its evils not the
truth it holds nor the good it does.
It is thus Mr. G. appears to us not as infidel,
not ns irreligious but as living in tho strongest
faith, in what is good, nnd impatiently rushing
from tho abstract to tho practical, while he rejects
whatever is not immediately applicable to the end
in view. Ho evidently loves God nnd good: and
such a man hovvsoover ho may think in diflcrout
channels from what we do, wu dare not call infi
SETTING THE MATTER RIGHT.
The Rev. E. II. Ncvin.w hose brothor took occa-ion
to assault Mr. Garrison at Cleveland, has taken oc
casion to disclaim nny responsibility for thu net in
the following letter to the Tribune. Tho letter in
dicates that Mr. Garrison was not far wrong in
characterizing the man.
To llie A'd 'for of llie X. 1. Trihunc :
Sir: I was very much surprised when I saw my
self reported in your widefy-cireilhitcd paper, as
having mado nu attack upon William Lloyd Garri
son, and wrenched his nose.snd bad at length to be
taken off by my friends. No part of this state
ment is truo in regard to myself.
It is true, however, that when I was attempting
to vindicate the Gospel of Christ from some unjust
charges made against it by a Mr. Joseph Barker,
not long since from England, nnd well known ns a
bold Inlidel, Mr. Gnrrisou did use tho unbecoming
lunguugo in reference to myself which your paper
represents hi in as doing ; i replied to In in witu
mildness nnd yet firmness. I felt it was duo to my
professed Christianity nnd the causo 1 was advocat
ing to do so. Somo individuals of tho lnrgo audi-
enco, however, did not feel so easy under the charg
es ho made as I did, and it was resolved by one
(my youngest brother, who is residing in this city)
that ho would ask Mr. Garrison for nn npology.
lliis ho did. Mr. t-arrisou relused to give ono ;
and then my brother concluded to tnko nn npology
Irom Ins nose, ns ho could not obtain ono truin ins
With regard to this undesirable affair, I can sny
that I hnd not a whisper of tho intention of my
brothor, and knew nothing about what had tukeu
placo until it was all over.
Cleveland, Oct. 14, '53. EDWIN H. NEVIN.
RESOLUTIONS AGAINST SLAVEHOLDING.
The following resolutions of tho Congregational
church of Aim Arbor, aro quite in advancoof those
of a majority of the churches of the country in point
of decisiveness of language and position. Lot the
churches of the country come up to this in their res
olves, and earnestly direct their actions correspon
dingly, and the Abolitionists would be no terror
to them a now.
RESOLUTIONS AGAINST SLAVEHOLDING. From the Detroit Daily Democrat.
Ma. Editor: Tho Congregational Church of
Ann Arbor, desirous of bearing their testimony a
gninst the sin of slav ery, adopted with great una
nimity, at a meeting held on the 27th ult., the fol
R. D. PARKER, Clerk.
lletolml, That the practice of buying, Belling
and holding human beings as property, involves
au utter disregard of thu plainest ndvocutos of hu
manity, and is u gross violation of tho spirit uud
principles of tho gospel of Christ.
lleaulred. That we regard tho institution of sla
very existing in this country us most heuiously
sinful working insidious und wide spread mis
chief to all our religious, social, and civil interests
the prolific luurco of our most throating dangers
u unmitigated enormity, always and earnestly
to beopM)scd by ovory friend of God and man.
Jumlctil, 1 hut as a christian Church bound to
huve no fellowship with tho unfruitful work of
darkness," we doclure those ministers to be utterly
excluded from our pulpit, and those members of
churches, from our cummuniou, who, sustaining the
legal rohitiou of slave hotdur, practically treat men
a property; and in liko mariner aro excluded all
other who muy bo proiwrly regarded n ndecate
or apologists fur such sinners.
This judicial monster has succeeded in thorough
ly exciting tho horror of a large portion of the com
munity, and most justly. Not only docs he attempt
by threats on the bench and off to intimidate those
who npply for protection for the 'most palpablo
rights, and for redress of the most outrageous op
pression, but now In addition he attempts to frigh
ten independent Editors and to, break down the
freedom of the press. The Federal Judge !
safely intrenched for lifo in his position. He can
snfely defy all legal retribution and may therefore1
do the work of the tyranicnl slave power without
stint, or fear of impeachment or removal. Under
these circumstances the only check upon unprinci
pled and tyranicnl judges, is in a faithful, able, in
dependent press. Judge Grier evidently sensible
of the enormities he has committed, and prolwvMy
intent on further official vilaiuies, has commenced
nn attempt, to silence the press. It is bis wisest
course, men determined to maintain slavery and'
slave catching by the courts to "crush out" all free
dom from the people, must cover up Ihoir bloody
deeds with silence nnd dnrknesi or sooner or later
a concentrated public indignation will burst upon
them to their utter discomfiture and destruction.
11,0 I'u,lur 01 "le rniioueipnia winy register has
" " "n.-jeci. nereis tne eS
isters own account of the matter. The judge
seems to hnvecaught a storn subject to begin with.
OUR ARREST FOR LIBEL.
to.J .air' t'rnn Jur)'. nR' .person who ap
i.:. pliesior the writ, or assists in settmir it. I m Urn.
"If nny tuppeny magistrate, or nny unprincipled
interloper enn come in, nnd cause to be arrested,
the officers of the United Stales, whenever they
please, it Is a sad state of affairs."
"If habeas eorpuses are to be taken ont after this
manner, I will have an indictment sent In the I'ni-
, ., , .r, , .
,v. ,1., uliluur ii, uuu me enenu wno serves It.
In the above enumeration of tiersnns. oiirni;nf
judgo threatens with nil the terrors of hie wrath,
we find no niuntioiiof the publisher who gives ur
the world the proceedings on tho writ. "Tuppeny
magistrates," "unprincipled interlopers" appli
cants fur a writ, law yern and sheriffs wero to bo
indicted by this terrible judge; but not a word was
said about editors wo might dare to comment npon
his language, which, to say the least, has not been
common on tho bench since the death of Jeffreys.
Our arrest nnd indictment was not in the program
me announced by Mr. Grier. Perhnps it was an
"'er-i'iuiigm, snggcsie. pytho l(ry,trr; remark
n judicial decorum. At nny rate, wo find ourself
mniing, regular bound over to court, to plead
"nn indietnieiit for publishing eertnin affidavits
i"1' '" r"'-'0 Vriw " 1 ",'". "d nnd submitted to
" "'speci on, mo .lay petore our publication
ii o gave overfilling on tlio oilier side, Judge liner 4
tirade against tho Stnto magistrates included.
Had we not published tho affidavits, our reports
would have been one-sided mid unfair. This wa
our act. If it is libellous to publish judicial pro
ceedings, tho newspapers must suspend their re
ports of police cases, trials before the Mnvor, trial
"' 1 , "' , 11 " "". " h'cul column
''""r(-u,v.''r.v day, inntter enough for from fivo to
The case which has so unexpectedly caused u
this prosecution is one of momentous importance,
involving ns it does the ernvest nuestion of Si.ia.
Rights. Judge tlrier threatens to have indleod
every body who shall take part in bringing such
cases before our State courts. A beginning i now
made on the editorial corp.. We havo been se
lected as tho first victim. This wo regard a a
proud distinction. Though not a nntive of Penn
sylvania, we shall let no right of hers I stricken
down in our person. Our causo is that of the
wholo press. Wo shall defend ourself, even if lo
reach thn shoulder of tho chief ahotfr in this
business, our blow must full on ermine.
After the visit of Mr. Garrison to Detroit, nnd hi
exclusion from (he (white) churches nnd hull of
the city, the colored people, who had given him a
c oi dial w elcome, held a meeting to express their
views on tho subject, when tho following preamble
and resolutions were ndopted:
Whereas, we, the oppressed portion of this com
munity, many of whom have worn the galling chain
of slavery, nnd know, by sad experience, its brutal
iaing effects upon both body uud mind, nnd it
damning influence upon the soul of its victim ; nnd
whereas, we, by tho help of God, and the anti-slavery
sentiment tlmt now pervades the laud, havo beeir
enabled to escape from the prison house of slavery,
and partially to obtain our liberty. And having
become acquainted with tho lifo n'nd character of
our much-estcciued friend, Win. Lloyd Garrison,
who has been pleading our cause for the last twentv
fivc years, nnd whereas, wo have always found liiln
truo to our interest, continuing to cry aloud and
sparo Hot in opposition to the great sin of American
Slavery, even whilo a reward of Fivo Thousand
Dollars was offered for his head, by our Souths rn
tyrant. And whereas, he has suffered himself to
bcuiobbtd repeatedly, and dragged by a rope around
his nock through the streets of Boston by its pro
slavery rabble, and yet coutinuo boldly and fenr
lessly to plead tho cause of the poor, down-trodden
slave, until he is now ublu to cuuso his guilty ene
mies to quail nnd trcmblo beneath his bold and
powerful denunciations of their guilt ; whilo ho (ns
a rcwurd of his labor) beholds the public sentiment
of tho country grcutly rcvolutiouixed in bchulf of
Therefore, lie it Resolved, That we hail W. LloyrJ
Garrison as our Liberator from bondage, nnd llie
grcnt Apostlo of human Liberty in this slavcholding
country, and ns such, deserving of our hcnrtfclt
thanks, praiso aud confidence,
JftHoM, Thut wo view Abby Kelly Foster and
her husband as tho true friends of tho slave. And
therefore ire have no dislike to thu she no of hi
head, or the length of her face. But ire do hare a
great lovo of hearing the words which coino out of
their mouths. For we perceive thut Ihty tire woll
calculated to bring the guilty to a sense of their
guilt ly presenting their acts, and proving them
by their own printed documents.
liemlced. That as wo know by sad experience,
that tho popular churches of this country aro tho
bulwark of American Slavery." They ure, wo lie
liove, built upou a sandy foundation, and dostincd
to bo swept away.
lleiolved. That wo believe tho true Christian
Church to bo tho bulwark of Liberty, and that it i
louuded on tho rock ol llirmt Join. Therefore,
neither Garrison nor his (so called) "cracked
brained fanatics" will be ablo to shake it; nay I
"not oven tho gates of hell shall over prevail against
lietulced, That we view Garrison and hi anti
slavery co-workers, as the great corrective element
in tho political arena of this slavcholding country,
and that their denunciation of both church ami
party, aro the efficient agents which drive all good
uud honest thinking men into a channel which
leads to an anti-slavery Church aud Free Domoc
Itemleed. That whilo we fool pained at tho two
articles in the Daily Democrat of this city, attack- -ing
the Fosters and Mr, GanUon, and very strongly
condemn it as unjust, we will give to it our warmest
Jieoolrttl, That as the long lost right and liber
tic of an oppressed people are only gained in pro
portion as tliey act in their own cause; thoreforo
ure w e not loudly called upyn to arouse, and wake
up to our own interest for "thoso who would be
free themselves must strike the blow."
Jlenoleed, Thut we will bore take tho necessary
stop towards organising an association to lie known
a the Sons and Daughters of Liberty, whose ub-
iects shall bo to kindle tho fire of Liberty upou the
altar ol every heart amongst us, uuu to lan tho
sumo into an exploding flame which will consumo
nil the pro-slavery ln s Irom tho liberty-loving
soul of those who, otheritiie, would be nbolitiou
. lb-tvlrrJ, That a copy of llie proceedir?;s .if ibis
meeting be presented, (or publication, Te hcOatly