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ml whrf Uv law exists, labor must necessarily
We earnestly request the enlightened con
, .p'rer print-d in (lie tlormnn him
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. "vniinii a va iTaiiai
l.rnignnp,m(rt,-(t,iri.t,18 nUco,ion 0f their l
render tnm important mutter.
II Is r IminMito Consequent, also, to scrutinize
fltnracter of thi project. We!
uog jottv fc.low citizens, to observe tlttit 'it will sev-of
r tlio EaM lrv.ro tho Wet of I lie United .States, by !
m wide mteltohling belt of country, extendinit
Im.im tataaati 11..ir C . .......a'. I
....i tnv ..iii oi nicxicntn llritisl. .North
It M ft In. Id
Scheme nTlliriatt Amaii.ia.ni! l.il.fiilv
wormy 01 na aoromphshod architect of ruin. Texas
t already nlavchnhling, nud occupies tlio tiulf
Region from tho Snbino to the Rio Grnud, nud from
k" '."'i ot M(,ino ln lU" Kf'l H'ver. North of
Ihe Rod Kivor, nud extending between Texas nnd
Arkansas, to tho parallel of oil dog. 30 ntin., to the
KtUtylnrT line between our own country nud the
Untii.li Possessions, stretching from west to east
through niiro tlin.it eleven decrees of longitude, nnd
rum m-iii-i 10 nvrtn throurii mow thnn twelve no-
KTOO oi latitude, extend tho great 1 erritory, the
rn.eoi which Is now to be detcr.n.iiet by the
American (.ongress. I hua vousee, fellowt'tlizcn,
thntth first operation of the proposed permission I
of Slavery In Nobrnskn, will l to slay the progress i
of the free States r, estwnrd. nnd to cut off the Kree I
Mntes of the l'ucifio from tho Jr'ree ftutes of the
It 1 hoped doubtle, br eomr.ellini the whole
wmmercn nnd the wholo travel between tho Kast
and the West, to pass for hundreds of miles through
! a a. 1 . ... - .
inTen)iiung region, in llio heart ot the continent, i
and by the intluence of n I'edcml tbivcrnment eon-
trolled by tho Slavo Power to extinguish Freedom
and establish Slavery in the Stntes nnd Territories
of the Pacific, and thus permanently subjugate the !
wholo country to tho yoke of slavcholding des-
poti,m. Shall a plot ngainst hunmniiv nnd lit..
mocrnoy. so monstrous, nnd so dnneerous to the !
Interest of Liberty throughout the world, bo per-
mittctl to succeed.
WlWOd tO BUCCCCj,
We appeal to tho Teoplo. AVe wnrn Ton that
the dore.t interests of Freedom nud tho Onion nre
in imminent l-ieril. Serviln HoniArtniTites ninv toll
yon that the Union can bo maintained only by
utmiitting to tho demands of Slavery. Wo tell
that the safety of tho Union can only bo insui-tn
ed by the full recogninttioii of tho just claims of
freedom nnd Man. Tho Union was formed
stablish Justice nnd secure the blefswgs of l.il.er-
ty. When it fails to if.-compli-.li these ends it will
rent in exten,fin l.o,.ii,.,l o.,.,..i..n nn,l
Vystemntired Injustice oirr a vast Territory yet
frotn these tcriblo evils.
'e implore Christians nnd Christian Ministers
lolntornrtso. Their Divine Religion require them
to behold in every m in n brother, and to lahor for
Advancement aad Risencration of tho Human
be worthies it cannot long endure.
it Cntrent Vou to 1,n tuitolliil nf ll.M rnnilnmon.
tal mnmn of DeiniH-rncy, Kqtuil Right nnd Kxact
Vusttce for nil men. Io not submit to become
'hnlerer nptlogios may bo offered for the
toleration of Shivery in tho States, none rnn be
urged for it extension into Territories where it
docs not rxitit, nnd where thnt extension involves
the repeal of nnciont law, nnd tho violntion of
solemn compact. Let all protest, earnestly mul
emnhttticnllv. by correMtonilcncc. thronirfi the
I'rcss, memorials, py resolution pi I'uhlio meet-
I ...,i l !,:. I1...1:.,. ...J :.. .l.. ......
IIIB i!IHl Vinil!,,! V ..FI.li-n, llll'l III 11lll!lV!1- I
other inodo may teem expedient ngniust thi cnor-i
For ourselves, wo shall resist it by pcecli and
Tote, nnd with the nhil-tics which Ood lins given
n. Kven if overcome in the impending struggle,
we shall not submit. We shall go home to our
constituents; erect anew the standard of Freedom,
-and call on the People to come to the rescue of the
country from tho domination of Slavery. Wo will
not despair: for the cause of Human Freedom is
the cause of Ood.
W. II. Seward,
B. F. Wade,
L. D. CiiAatrDiLL,
R. P. Chase,
T. R. (ilDPIXG,
M. R. Coimisu.
"By rcqoost, wo publish tho following, inrcfcr
euce to our worthy friend, A. Mantor of Crawfurd
County, Fa. whose death we noticed a week or two
RESOLUTIONS ON THE DEATH OF A. MANTOR.
At a joint meeting of Olive Branch Temple of
Honor So. 60, and Socinl Degroo No. !), called up
ou tho melancholy occasion of the death of Rro.
. A. Mantor, a committee was appointed to draft
resolution expressive of tho feelings of tho meet
ing, upon the solemn event, who after a short ab
sence reported tho following, which was unani-
- niuiiHly adopted :
nlureat, wo hnvejust been called upon to follow
., , - f !t .1 . .1 a 1 I
the latt remains of ov.rBroU.er to the tomb who,
after a short llliwss, was mtatcJied from tho 'family
!IIVIU Mill HI", -li VUIIIIII J 1'J !IIU lllllll.-no
wnfl of death ; and. scherea,, tho lot, of a worthy
memberof our Order, and our deep sympathy with
.i,. . v..,.,, uuumuu ... I'tucc-iuu "'ouriof
' feclincs, therefore.
Jiwlced, That by the death of Bro. Mantor wo
have lost a stublo pillar of our noble edifice, and
. on who rested firm on tho 'Foundation Rock of
Jtetoleetl, That in our Brother, while living, wo
. recognized a man endowed with a kind and benev
olent heart, whose sympathies wcro drawn out nt-
. most io enthusiasm in favor of 'down-trodden and
. suflering humanity.'
I! I I MM.... f.. 4l.!.. I 1 1..
siwuitcu, & iii.i in tuia iiiiiii-iiiiioiu cti.ni, nototllj
our Fraternity, and a fond wilo nnd family, and
numerous rcUtivcs, but community at largo have
sustained nn irrcpairablo loss.
JieioteeJ, That our Brother, thus cut down by the
, destiny of human events, in the active vigor of the
, moridian of life, and in the strength of manhood,
' should remind us of the brevity ot life, and ndmon
, ish as to be prepared to meet tho solemn etout
which awaits us all.
Ji'smWrcrf, That we extend to the bereaved widow
r...aai!al ,,! ll an l.f-1 . 1 1 aa a nan'. 1 1 , I nJ ....
!-, in thi. their HlHi..ti.-.n.'n... tlo.t wo Lor-bv r.
new our obligations of kiudncss nnd fraternity
our much eslSemed Sister-lho widow of oud(,.
... t ii,.,!,.. ,i ,;i .i,, ,i, ,
j .... ..'.. .. r. ... i. i .
nuiuuig commence in us ns menu iu acci auu
llenulcetl. That as n badge of mourning each sister
shall wear a piece of black crape on tho left arm,
mid each brother a piece in a huttun-holo of his
coat, on the left breast, for the spneo off thirty
"Hetnlveef, That copies of the obovo bo sont to the
editors of the C'oi.ueautvilld Whig Baiiuor CVnno
autville Courier, West Lirvmivillo Press, Anti-tSln-yery
Bugle, ami Templar' Magazine' with a re
quest to publish.
J. P. MILLER.
.MAKY .M. H4V(ilIES,
Temple Rooms, Jan. 10, '53.
SUIT FOR FREEDOM IN NEW ORLEANS.
' Suit was yetlorday instituted in court on behalf
. of Richard Lester, tree man ( 1' color, ag tinst J. B.
Preau t Co., lor freedom und damages in the amount
ot' flO.iRKJ. Petitioner represents that, at the com
L lututceiuent of the t'lo-ent ycttr bo resided in San
Fernando, in Mexico, near Eaglu Puss ; that be
own a house and other prorty thore ; that for
several years he has beeu in the hubit of ucting
a Indian interpreter at r.agie l'n ; tout about
eleven months ago. w hile nt Ksglo Pass, he w as
forcibly seized nud bound by David Brown, Jim
Brown, Madison nud others, who claudesiinoly
conveyed bio. to Sal. Autouio, Texas, with intent
to sell bitu us a slave ; that being recognised thore
' by person who formerly knew dim, suit wa in
stituted in hi behalf before competent court.
mid, after duo proceedings had, he wit adjuded to
tt frco, and was, by an order of court, set ut libcr-i-y
; fiat while working in San Antonio to get means
fvjlb which to return to Englo Pass, lie was one
t toiu; iKuUi-cJ by onoijoorgo Jlartin, a preteodeu
friend, to Twit a raoche a short distance from town
:tud when there, was surrounded by a party of
Miasd nwD, who ha.id-etmml and took hnn a a
' ' ttriauuer to lndina.iit that bo wa then forcibly
shipped un bo trd ol'ti uiship and Ltnugbt lo
this titty ; that lie ariivcu Iter on the Jolt, ol July
Jatf, asyl w.tt ju the itne day roufiiieU iu the cilj
Iworkhouso a K slave, by order find in tb name of!
!a aa ... ' J . . .. . . ..!!'
J. U. 1'rofHi ft Co., a commercial Hrm diiina bills-
'tic In New Orleans; Ihnt the ts-tilioncr verily
aa tl.. ..1.1 It 1 a 1 a .. ...I. I. ! ... .- m .Li n
iaa.ai1.1T-n all V (Malll III 111 lllaiTIHJ W VII II I III ! ni"1
Ac. Wherefore proved to be nlloWcd to institute
it suit in lormn panvrris; Hint niter n full investign-
lion, ho t declared n free mnn, nnd tlint tlic tlc
g.r!iicM fcn.lants bo ndjiulrd to pay bim damages f..r loss
liberty nnd inont.il ntnl physical suffering, ttio
full sum of lo.ntut, with all equitable relief. The
irnurt allowed the institution nf llio suit ns prayed
- . . . -
for, nnd ordered, thnt the plaintiff be sequestered
nnd retained in the custody of the sherill to pre
vent bis removal clandestinely beyond the juris
diction of the court. Xnc (Meant' Delta, Dee. 20.
Th pro-slavery dci-hiralitn of Julin Mitcltel,
which we copied laM week, lins provoked ninny
replies, but we have seen none inoro to tho Point
than one from n fidlow-rxile, ('unlit Holluski of
Poland, w hich appeared in the Inst number of I
l,l,Ucnin, of this city. Wo translnte it for the
ir.. Anti Xtairry Woi.ta.-rf.
Sll! Pemoerntic Lurope loved tn plnce you in
Hie first rank of the champions of Lil-erty.
defender of the uuai knowlcded rights of Iro-
lnn? nil nntions, every oppressed ruce, snw m you
their leirititnatc defender,
After your speech nt San Francisco, after your
explicit declaration that the Ecneral tendency of
!"'c 1 111 " irl" " Itepul.licnmsm, tho I nivcrsnl
Iln..l.i:.a ........ I... I a.-Ill. t..!.. ......n -..aa
im j ..r.i.
s yourself a martyr to a cnuso insci.arable
l,,,uml "P e!ime rn"(''
l'"ul' 0,10 l,Mt llol'c that your sympatliics would
tclonjr, to the victims of every tyrniiny T I
l'his hope, 1 could nlmosl hntc find, this nssur-
nnce, nas uecn iiiiaccounniiMy ueMr..;eu ry inc
,l'or"l ntnnbcr of yovr litr.cn.
l.f.li"I to one or your compatriots, Mr. Haugh
ton, who exhorts you to to true to your principles,
ou, uu i-Aiion-i juu to uu nov in tvor iirui!iiivai,
"'' psponso the cause of the wretched slave of
"' l'"'J States, you ay i
..f - i..:. i i.it. :.,:...
,mn Moses, or Socrates, or Josus Christ. Wo deny
;,mt it i a crime, or n wrong, or even a peccadillo.
hold slaves, to buy slaves, to sell slaves, to keep
naVe to their work "by Hogging or other needful
lo;CpCrcion. ' My your silence," savs Mr. Ilaiighton,
vou wi become n participator in their wrong".'
ut wo will not be silent when occasion cnll for
speech! nnJ us lor Leing a participator In the
1 n. t . t . .
wrongs, ire, or our finer, rtM K-e unit a gnoa
l'.hy wyrocs in
I , What language, Sir. and what a wish 1 A enp
ixcmpt l'v w'10 nn" broken his comparatively easy bonds,
'sn '10 dt-'dare ho is not un Abolitionist, says,
I '" 01''er terms, that he wishes to rivet tho heavy
I chains of the ilavo 1 A man who put Queen Vic
Ihe i ,lir'n nn(l 'lpr ministers under the ban of humanity
for such oppression of him nnd his proclaims as
right tortures a hundred times inoro degrading,
more poignant, more crirrous, inflicted upon mill
ions oi ins icllow-n-.en
buy thorn, drivo them to labor with tho whip; till
ur "ivuii oi curing incin oi iinu-
lies bv ll.-.'clhilinn. ol tlio l,l,li- ii.nhiiln r,l
.3 ' . ... v.
tho ovr;---'r h.is never lacerated tho backs of your
Sell those, wretched beings,
that has your Approbation, nrdent opponent of the
oppression of Itcinitd ! Rut your compatriot nre
neither bought nor sold like beasts of burden, nnd
countrymen, and they nro never offered, nt public
sale, nt so much a head ; men, women nnd children,
in lots to suit purchaser.
Tho Kincrald Islo may esteem itself hnppy thnt
it is not in subjection to a government that dares
to rcitliio a siniilittido which you make, in tho
same article, between the lribli nnd the slave of
Alabama, thoso slaves of whom you covet a good
share. Then, Sir, no more of this painful nirita-
tion, no more of this hope of oblaiiiina redress for
iti,i;iuui,i,i.,i ,!.iiiiv. uruiii., i,u iuimu v-ien vi
this emigration itself! Thoso who wished to
iur iiocny in iiiucTicii woum oe nuvertiseu, pur-1
sued, thrown into prisons, nnd, by tho dc.ision;u
sonto petty judge, delivered to their owners.
They would in that case, according to you, bo bet-
lodged nnd better clothed thnn they now actu-
ally nro. I will admit' thi pretended iidvatitngu,
it might be contesled, nud then ask ol your
Irish brethren, naked and hungry, if they aro wil-i
ling to purchaso toad and covering at tho price ol
mo owncrsnip oi tncir own persons. A tnousana
tuttCH, ioI niiswcr mo every mnn worthy ot a
better lot, for their aspiration are not merely for
the comforts of domestic nnimuls, but for thnt hap
piness ol which liberty Is a first condition.
If your word may be taken seriously; if to
morrow, I repent, llio British government, con
vinced by your example of the superiority of the
condition of the negro-shtves to th.it of the Irish,
wished to reduce your opinion to practice, what
would como of it Tho most wretched of your
countrymen would revolt at it, would die indig
nant nut, nt least, exempt from tlio slininctnl
....... ... -a, a.......... ....... ...v a, ..a a ..
, of al)ject gervitlu(C( 0,nll it- ,,PV should
we to this scrvitudo shelter and clothinif of the
A".n,n of vonr tlllcnt Siri ,,,,,, not put fortll
tl,e illir,sin'ary parallels dissipated by a breath
the lightest examination. Thus it is pormit
mo to say. notwithstanding my respect for your
great intelligence a great presumption in you
compare yourself to Moses, to Socrates, to Jesus
Christ, in entering the lists in defence of Slavery.
Never did Moses, never did Socrntes, never did
Jesus Christ, tfo.no, ns you have done, to sanction
the ownership of man in man.
The wise legislator of tho Hebrews was pre
eminently tho Abolitionist of his age. Ho found
Slavery in lipypt, nnd ho suffered it only for
lixed period. Ana M.t.cry lor n term ol years
was iiecu.-isarily stripped of its most odious chnr-a-teristies
; it was rather a condition of guardian
ship or apprenticeship. On this subject you may
consult with adiantiigo tho oxcellci.t book of Mr.
Socrates, whose life was a pcrpotual effort to re
press all oi il propensities, never, that I have heard,
w ished to hecomo a wealthy possessor of slaves.
Poverty was u virtue in his eyes, nud this senti
ment could not mnko him envy the indolent, living
! ' "' 1"",m of luxury, on tho sweat nnd blood
to 01 ' v ' F ui 7 t inuicuiing
ny p.if sap in Xenopht.n or Plato where thi man,
i. .the most just of nil the Ureeks, excuses and extols
, 'cupidity the first ami most miserable sourco
; : - . .. ... ., . . .. .
tyranny in any form. If tho passage exists, it has
As to the founder nf Christianity, he, hitherto,
has been proclaimed, nnd oil tho best ground, tho
chicfem of nil Abolitionists. Iu order to prove
it is not necessary to cito many text. Do unto
others an you tcmi'UI Uare othert do unto vou. Lore
your iitiylitor as yonrielf. Is there an oppression
on the earth whether called Slavery or despotism
which can exi-t except in flagrant violation
these two admirable precepts, tho sum of Cluist-
. . . .. ..: i. !i (i . , .
laiiiiv ami oi v.tiristian pimosopny r nas tne ciu
cilii'd como to w hisper in your car that tho blin
or the mulatto is not your neighbor? Has
authorized you to buy, to sell, to licoiuto the pal
pitating flesh of the slaves, whilst you would seem
to rov.-lt nt being yourself bought, Bold, nnd sub
jected to ignolilo chastisements. Christ,
friend of nil the poor, of all tho unhappy, of
tho suffering, not nn Abolitionist I Excuse
term, Sir, but this is blasphemy ngainst the truth.
If you are a C hristian, you cannot justly draw
a conclusion so false to tho Gospel. If you
only a Catholic, you nre guilty of heresy ; you
iu opposition to the ropes.
It certainly is of little consequence that
most crying of all socinl iniquities has been disaH
proved nnd condemned by llio I'oiitnu of Homo.
'iil : .1. -n i ...... c i..
t llt'y lllllll Ull Ilia!) Bl.llaTl.O.IUII ft ..I'... IHU
of til. Peter to Pio Nono, and thin iuiiiiiity would
not thereby hnve been made any more justifiable.
Imagine a Dull that authorized the trampling
Irolaud under foot; you would hold it of a
authority as 1 should.
Nevertheless, as your Catholic readers may
curious to know how far the Apostolic See
share your sentiment upon such Slavery a
which exists in I he United Stales, I think it proper
to make the following citations t
Before the dUcovory of America, in 1 4152,
II. sont a bishop lo Guinea to forbid the Portugueso
making the African cuuvert an article of
Urrgory JTF LilttriB AjXsMu-a! rtV Xiirilarvm
commrrcio unit etereemlo, lMdOJ. Atterwurd
X. declared that not the Christian roligiou
but that nature h'raclf, erics out Multilist a condi
tion of PUvery. Paul 111. said Urban Vill.,
reproving llio misdeed of the Spaniards In lit
! -I 1 .1 I .1.. a U;. t aa nana, lln.
New World, condcinned tho Irnftio in men, de
nounced thnso who engaged in it directly, ns woll
ns those w ho supported it indirectly. Benedict
XIV. icncwcd nnd confirmed tho ordinnnces of his
predecessor. Piu VII. used nil hi influence
with tho conquerors of Napoleon to procure, by
specinl trenly, the Abolition of tho Slavo Trade.
And, finally,' Gregory XVI. marked his bnrbnrous
reign by on lnudnlilo net, in raising, in hi turn,
Ilia i-nii'n sr-aiiiiait the eoinnterco in neirroes, "W e
wnrn nnd conjure," he said in the encyclical lettnr
nl ready referred to, "nil fnithful Cltristinns, for
the future, neither to hnrnss tho Indian nnd no-lnnction
((roes, to rob them of their substnnce, nor lo ro-1
duce them to Slavery nor to carry on that
inhuman trnflio in which tho negroes, ns ll tltey
were brutes and not men, nra bought, sold, nnd
subjected to tho severest toil, contrnry to every
dictate of humanity and justice."
A participation in Slavery, then, whether of
Indian or Negroes, tins always been considered ns
highly criminal by the Popes. Would they so in
variably, o pcrseteringly. have denounced a sys
tem m winch it is impossilile to see either a crime,
or a tcron;i, or even a jteccailillol
Tims flifistinnitr. even through nil the corrup
tion of Roman Catholicism, fia preserved itj.
Anti-Slavery character. It is to repudinto it.
therefore! In its very essence, to nccuse Christ of
being nn ndvocato of human bondage.
Since you found it necessary to sanction your
opinion by three great names, it must bo confessed
xini, nnd Victor Hugo. For tho living enn protest
,ctter than the dead
Kossuth, notwithstnnding hi enntioii rctirncy,
that your choice, tliouirlt made, no doubt, nt
nrd, is a most uufortniinte one. It could not hnve
been inoro so, pcrhnps, if for Moses, Socrates nnd
lesus L Drift, you una sunstituten iossutn, .'ion
while in the I'nitcd Stntes, nilcht defy you
produce a single lino of his, n single word in favor
of your strange doctrine. The spirit of all his
soccchos is that of tho immortal net of hi glori-
tntorships the Abolitlou of servitude in
Maritti. himself the personiflcntion of devotion,
j iv!n evidence tf his sympathy with suffering
f vrry k,n1- of. Ins hntrcd ol every form of lyr
you '"ny- " attacked directly, nnd with pnssionate
, fervour, tho Slavery of tho lulled State in an
nrlicla published in lloston in imo."
Victor Hugo, besido nn admirable letter in which
' vow his firm confidence of yet seeing Amcr-
,l l'r"J "-Y" ' " , . , . .
I 1 ...:..l.! ...out t.i !,i Mint tiRMMnirn nt III.
,t"'""'""' ""b"' i""" J i o
I t it ; i Alt . ( ll!
' "'"1" . V" ""-"". ,,
Kt l'Amcriquc dit: Quoi 1 j'nvai del esclavcs!
Such men, Sir, are tho true precursor of the
Universal Republic. She recognises no other.
W hoover approve of oppression, it matters not
under what name, it matters not of what race, is
an enemy of the Universal Republic.
Rut if tho Universal Republic is nothing to you,
if Ir.ilunH iilone has onv interest for vou. her cause
! j, but badly nerved, believe me, by separating it
from that ot other victims oi tyranny, nor riguts
! ,. nworlhilv maintained in 'denying tho rights
! 0r R Vllst portion of Humanity,
j '-10 j0). ,,f Ireland, happy nt your delivcrnnco,
ill be dnnhed with bitlciiicss lo know that,
another cause, you nre in open disagreement with
her most illustrious patriot.
. 1 hear tho indignant voice of O'Connell crying
out from the tomb his beautiful words of 1837 s
"We arc nil tho children of the snmo Creator,
heirs of tlio samo promise, redeemed by the blood
of the snmo Redeemer; and it matter not to
what caste, to what color, to what faith wo ntny
belong I " .
When your profession of faith upon the ubjcct
Lr Slnvnrv .li.ill linn i'roHoil iIim Atlantic, prinr.
ua wm ho the fltsappoititment ot your mentis, as
cok,as been ours, the democrat of various nation,
gathered together hero in New Xork. Jn plnco ol
jUrniiI which would be. we had hoped, an nnti
of : Juto t thai nl.-cady csttiblisbcd, w hich is also Irish,
,ut devoted to despotism, you linvo given u in
ter tend inotcly a second edition of that paper,
W hy then should tho Citizen enter into oompcti
though ' (J,,,, "itU tho Freeman Jmirnalt Is it that two
journals nre needed, one to extol the odiou duel
tic, ,,f !;,, and kings blessed by his bloody
, hands, tho other to sanction the atrocities of Amcr-
icnu planters ; this to rivet tho chains of the
blacks, that to rivet tho chains of tho whites?
The tretmau i Journal, it teems to iuo, is quite
equal to tho doiiblu 1-tbor.
It tlio .ilia, of the Citizen shall soon- etinbln roil
to purchn.'o a plantation in Alabama, wo shnll
regret, for your own sake, to sco you, an cx-mnityr
of liliuvtv, aubsiaiiiic 1 y Mavcry. Vt o shall re
gret, too, the lot of your unlortunato bondmen,
ttlioui tho whip is prom'iMod in advance.
I 1 regret, Sir, that 1 am not nble to subscribe this
letter with a nnmo better known. But in the
. llCr aa, , na (jrULT KIIU1MI. UUl 111 VIIU
aWni.0 f tho chiefs the obscure soldiers of tho
i-,.:..,.i 1 i.,;,. ,.,.. .1,, ,1t-
Universal Republic must do their duty.
r slro hit letter to Mr. A-hunt, ptiMliheat la tbif tut
ottirr .&r. ik Auurl lo-l K'i.t4M)ASt.J
METHODIST CHURCH IN GEORGIA.
Tn tl,n Mn.,,m fitiToia. wi! fiiul i,,mii lii I ,ronti n
tatistics if tlio Georgia Methodist Episcopal t'oii-of
ference. From them we learn that the church
increasing very rapidly in that State. The present
number ol while mcuibors is &0,bOU ; or blacks
l'J.j.S'J lieinc an increase, during the past year
I nearly 4U0U members. The number of preachers
I is i- an increase of 11 since tho Inst annual
Practical and sonsiblo men will naturally ask:
To what good is this growth of Methodism
Georgia T Aro justice, humanity and brotherly
lovo incrcacd by tho means 1 Are thore fewer
slaves or slaveholders, loss of slave trading or cruel
tortures oi slaves, more openness to the toachings
of truth upon slavery, more tolerance of frco thu't
aud speech, n better recognition ot tne right
tho oppressed, of the sanctities of mnrringo,
family ties, of the laws of chastity and virtue?
Would the life of an abolitionist be anymore
in thnt State T Would thoso new converts
hesitato the more, on account of their conversion,
to redden their hands in the blood of William Lloyd
Garrison or nny of bis co-laborers? Would they
bo less likely to punish, by luw or lynching,
man w ho should show real sympathy for tho slave
or attempt to aid his cscnpo to Freedom. Aro
lliufO l'J,6?'Jacolorel members of the Methodist
church, almost entirely slaves ol other moinuors
the same church ? Who could answer one of these
questions lavorably to that church r Humanity
WnJ Truth hnve no occusion lor joy or hope in
of ! enlargement of such churches. It is but the
crcasu of Pharisccism and self-delusion, but add'
ing new towers nud bnstious to tae bulwarks
Slavery. J'a. i'ruman.
Rti.tciors Liberty. A large and respectable
meeting of the citizens of New i'oik was held
tho Tubernuclo on 'J'hurstluy evening, to consider
the subject of securing to American citizens abroad,
tho Iree exercise ot thuir reliciuun opinions, with
out interference from the govcrnnicr.ts under w
ihoy sojourned, ibo New lurk inbuilt! says;
" in all catholic countries I ho most ubsurd
ousies aud superstitions ou this subject abound,
aud in many of them no until stands a fair chance
of getting uudcr ground alter any Christian Cushion
il ho bus the imslui tune to die iu tho l'roiustaiit
faith. And what is still worse, ho is not allowed
to (tonsult his own wishes or tastes in regard to
kind or munner of publio worship ho will
no must couiorm to uio dictates ol the t atholic
Church in this respect or go without. To
uiuny of our citizens this is a serious grievance,
though it never soctns to have preyed upon
vitnUof our diplomatists. It is a most perpostor
ous condition of things, doubtless, and deserving
universal condemnation. To endeavor to remote
such a disability is tho province of diplomacy,
we commend tho question to the Hocretury of
and to all our Ministers abroad. The duty
ulwnys been acknowledged by our Government,
hut bus been very iinpcrlcctly discharged. Presi
dent Pierce has now a favorable occasion to awak
en his diplomatic corps to attention lo this subject.
And as we are not aware that thoso gentleman
now residing iu Catholic conntrics hnve any speol
al buisr.ess on hand, w ruruestly iuvito their
u to lit ibjoi-t."
l)c Clnti-Slat)crt Bugle.
Knloni, Ohio, February 4. I US .
The question of to-dsy is the Nebraska question.
No tongue or pen should wenry in it exposure nnd
in remonstrnnco ngninst it. If the pcoplo enn be
ft rou sod, the evil enn be averted. They will not
such dclibernto violntion of solemn com'
,neit ,,K., ehnmcles repudiation of long recog-
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crnts lio nave any remnant of either conscicncoiu
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orueeency, to soicmiuy protest against tin Muvo
Meetings for remonstrance are being called, as
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wc rejoice to co. Clove ud has set a noblo exam-...
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pic, site naa a most spirited meeting on ? aturuay
night last and passed a seric of resolution, and
sent them on as tho remonstrance of Cleveland
ngiinst the wickedness. Let her oxnmplo bo fol
lowed. But let not Cleveland stop there. She
should get tho nnmo of every man who can and
will write his name, to such aremostrancennd send
it on to back up the voice of the public meeting.
The following wcro among the resolutions adop
ted at the Cleveland meeting:
Resolved, That if the covenants and obligations
of the .Missouri Compromise may be thus abrogat
ed, after an acquiescence in its provisions by all
sections of the Union for more than thirty years, we
rnn hereafter haro no confidence in any net of le
gislation, nud hnve no security thnt the nnti-slnvery
jiriM ipiuii in inu vniiiianco nt iini, ur any oi tne
eaft-gunrd of the Constitution itself will be res
pected, w hen they stand in the wny of tho nccom
plishmcnt of any nchcnio or purposo of the slave
power, or personal nccrandiicmcnt.
i.csoivcti, ihut ns Ireemen, irrespective of pnrty
nised obligation. Their indignntion enn be mnde
to bear with hottest fury ngainst those yilnin who
propose thus to surrender to slavery this immense
territory no long consecrated to freedom. They
can be aroused, if the effort is made circulnto the
mnsterly exposure of this plot, made by the friends
of freedom in Congress. Put it into the hands of
every mnn who is not aware of the extont of tho
contemplated wrong. Put it especially into the
hands of Democrat. They are likely to be quite
ignorant on the subject. Their pnrty papers are
almost nil as silent a the grave in rcgnrd to it.
They tell nothing of it. They are afraid and
ashamed to advocate it, and their pnrty servility j
compells them to be silont. And this too when
they know that their silence will effectually aid the
vilainy. Thus, without specinl effort, many hon
est men will fnil from ignorance of the facts, to
speak out against an outrage they can but hoartily
abhor. It is of importance that men of this stamp
and party thoahl sponk. Their yoice w ill have
weight with those northern servile democrats,
whose rotes nro calculated upon to cary the mea
sure. Ohio Democrats who havn any regard for the
right, ihould especially speak. The action of thoir
State Convention, recently in endorsing tho Balti
more platform, has helped to give courago for this
new outrage and insult and it becomes Ohio Dsmo-
names or affinities, we pledge ourselves to oppose
to the utmost of our power this projected scheme
of outrage, usurpation and treachery, the spirit
which prompts it ana tne men cngnccd in It, and
never cease our opposition till there si.nll be no ter
ritory into which slavory cam be introduced till it
shall nil be incorporated in a sisterhood of States,
wliose constitutions shall prohibit its introduction
within their border.
Resolved, Thnt while wo denounce tho South for
its avnrico nnd punic fnith, wo would uso more in-
4gnnnt terms of reprehension in our condemna
tion ot Northern politicians, who, lor par man pur
poses or personal considerations, would curso with
Slavery that rast Territory, larger than all tho
Free Slates, excluding California, set apart by our
fathers as a heritage for freedom and a home for
tue iree laoorcr.
Somo two weeks since, Dr. Townsind introduced
into tho Scuato of Ohio, notico of a resolution
contemplating tho amendment of the State consti
tution, by striking out the words "white" and
"male," Thus securing equally to all citizens of
the state, tho enjoyment of their rights, nnd pro
tection thorcin, irrespective of sex or race.
Tho Solons who remodeled our Constitution
three year ago, bad before them the samo propo
sition. But so little rcgnrd had they for tho prin
ciples of freedom which they had avowed in their
own previous work so little did they regard just
ice, and so great was their veneration for w hat
thoy supposed the got. oral opinions nnd prejudices
the pcoplo, that they refused to secure the mnn-
imii ifest right of their follow mon nnd of thoir wives,
mother and daughters. Kay inoro. Instead of
securing them in the enjoyment of their rights,
they consented almost unanimously to rob then,
of those rights, by the constitution itself, which
professedly stands as thoir highest safeguard.
When the voto was taken, thero were found but
seven, if we remember right, in th whole body,
who would recognizo the right of tho colored man
to sen government, and only tire who were
either just or chiralrio enough to concede to worn'
en the rights tncy claimed for themselves. Nay
only tl.reo who were willing to relinquish their
masculine authority to make laws fur the control
of woman, excluding entirely her voice in their
enactment or elocution
Of course a constitution, claiming to be tho
ospecial guardian of liberty and equality, and yet
sanctioning such pnlpablo injustice making such
invidious nnd degrading distinctions, tii to
ottered. It must bo changed, if the people of Ohio
aro at nil under tho control of justice, or even
common self respect.
And it is high time the niovemeut was made.
Three year is long enough to submit in quiet
such constitutional wrong. We should agitate
at once nnd thoroughly. It is the liomt work which
abolitionists and woman's rights women and men
should be at, at once aud in earnest Circulute
petitions for these objects separately or combined
ns you please. Though of courso everybody
signs one should also tho other, unless ho would
be counted with the same class of inconsistent
persons who hnve in time past, prated of human
equality and self government, and then disfran
chised one half the world, plus all the colored men
1 hat is their equality. But it is not Dr. Towns-
end's. Ho has heroically moved in the work.
Whether in this democratic legislature, he has
three, or nono to back him, he will be firm. Lot
every ouo who is with him, show that he or she
so, by signing a petition for the purpose, and
every other possible way. Of course, of a Demo
cratic Legislature, squared aud braced on
Baltimore platform, we could expect little.
the action will bo healthful and invigorating to
poople. So let it movo along.
Riiour Island ha spoken through ber Legisla
ture nobly aud boldly, and what is more unitedly:
Resolution were brought up in both houses
week denouncing the Nebraska scheme and
claring the Missouri compromise inviolable.
thi trery whig and democrat united. All hail
Rhode Island! Let beT example b followed. '
NOTHING BUT SLAVERY.
Pilate and Herod, implacable enemies, becamo
friend that they might effect the crucifixion of
Jesus. Whigs and Democrat form fratornal
Union, and lovingly join to crucify liberty and curse
Nebraska with slavery. The lnngungo of these
men Is, There 1 no Ood but slavery 1 nnd Whiggery
Democracy, Prcsbytcrinnism, Methodism and what
not, nre but it servants, who go at its bidding, and
como obsequiously nt it cnll.
When, In tho United States Senate Inst week,
they were fixing the time for the discussion of
Donglnss' Nebraska bill, Mr. Dixon, a Whig Sena
tor from Kentucky, explained hi position a fol
Sir, I merely wish to remark that, npon th ques
tion of slavery, I know no Whiggery and I know
no Democracy. I nm a pro-slavery man. I am
from a slavcholding Stato: I represent a slnve
hohlliig constituency ; and I am here to maintain
the rights of that people whenever they are present
ed before the Sennto.
It 1 only because slavery knows no interest but
its own that it rules that It has extended itself,
and thnt it will continue to extend. When will the
professed friends of freedom learn as much T When
ever they do, and shnll unite upon the most radical
and thorough measures to defend and sustain lib
erty, they can do what they desire,
Mr. Dixon expresses hi view of the Missouri
Compromise as follows. It will give tho reader a
clue to the course of argument he and others in
tend to adopt to carry their measure.
I do not wish it to be understood that upon a
question like this I have, or could hare, any motive
except that which should influence a mnn anxiou
to secure what he believes to be a crent principle
thnt is, congressional non-interference in all the
Territories, so far as this great question of Slavery
I never did believe in the propriety of passim
tho Missouri Compromise, f Ihotiirht it was tho
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result oi necessity, j never innugni mat li e great
a r .- a i m , Bi
Senator from Kentucky, Mr. Clny, when ho advo-
cntc,l tmt measure, did so because his judgment
npproved it, but because it was tho result of a com-
binntion of circumstance which drovo him to the
position he assumed ; and I have nevorthought thnt
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that measure received tbo snnction of his heart or
Tho amendment, then, which I care notice that
I would propose, and which I intended to hare pro
posed, if it had not been rendered wholly unneces
sary by the amendment reported by the Senator
from Illinois, from tho Committee on Territories, of
which ho is the honored chairman, I intended to
offor, under firm conviction that I was carrvinir out
the principles sottled in the compromise acts of
13JU; nnd winch leave the whole question ol slav
ery with tho people, and without any congressional
interference. lor over the subject of slavery,
oithcr in tho States or Tcrritoric of the United
Stntes, 1 never hnve believed, and have always con'
tended, that Conercs h id no power whatever j aud
thnt consequently, tho net of 1820, commonly
known as tho Missouri Compromise act, is uncon
stitutional ; and at tho proper time I shall endeavor
to salisiy the fenate aud too country ot the truth
oi these propositions.
A new discovery. After the Missouri prohibition
hns been pronounced coustitutioual by the veteran
politicians who adopted it, their opinion has re
mained unquestioned for a third of a century hns
indeed been repeatedly confirmed by Congress
tself. Now Mossrs. Dixon and Douglass find it
unconstitutional. Ayel every thing i unconstitu
tional but slavery.
Jon Mitciiil has come out in defence of his
position, addressing it to Henry Ward Bcocher.
It does not holp his position in th least. He like
all his predecessors, proves slave holding and slave
whipping right, from Moses, tho Prophets, and
Josur and slavo catching is right according to
Paul and wishing for plantation woll stocked
with fat slaves, is but following the illustrious
footsteps of the American revolutionists, Wash
ington and Jefferson. Tho wholo coutains nothing
but tho common stale arguments to which aboli
tionists and slave holders have been accustomed
for a score of years past. Nor is his stylo so orig
inal or forcible as lo entitle it to publication.
he defence completes the evidence ngniust the
man, and will fix him in hi truo position in the
estimation of all who appreciate the principles of
liberty or hare any consistent regard for their
THE DEMOCRATS AND NEBRASKA.
Elsewhere we have snid that the Democratic
papers are silent in regard to tho Donglnss repudi
ation. There are exceptions. Tho N. Y. Evening
Post is outspoken ngainst it, and tho Sandusky
Mirror, conducted by Joseph Cablo, formorly Con.
grossmnu from this District, speaks of the plot ns
follows. Besides, the Congressional delegations
from New York nnd Ohio hnvo with almost unan.
'unity resolved to oppose it. Lot tho people
strengthen this Congressional opposition by speak
ing out their own. If nil the Democratic papers
would talk out like tlio .Mirror they would beed it.
It no member of Congress vote for Donclnss'
bill for Territorial govornniuut to Nebraska. If
nny do, they had not better return to Ohio mark
it I Much a we desire the organization ot Nebras
ka, we would rather wait until after another elec
tion for members of Congress, than have such
bill pass. How contemptible men do appear, when
they resolve at Baltimore against agitation of the
slavery subjoct, and then return to Washington,
nnd opon the pow-wow, nnow. These clnp-trap
politicians must monn tnat tney nione nave ine rignt
to talk on thnt subject, and nobody clso. By such
a course, Mr. Douglass may get himself elected to
take care of his 140 slave in Mississippi, but he
can never reach the Presidency by such a course.
A sagacious politic-inn would have loarned a les
son of signing nn infamous letter infamous, bo-
cause professing to be a democrat while signing
loiter declnrinir that it the peoplo elected him
the Presidency, he would array himself against
their yoice to some mnn of straw nt Richmond,
Va., by the name of Scott. The great virtue
the Uallimoro Convention was throwing the whole
hatch or letter writors overboard, iliat elected
.Mr. Pierce. Sandusky Mirror.
KENTUCKY TO THE OHIO SENATORS.
The Louisville Courier gives our snobbish Ohio
Sen a to a fuir aud clevor cut in reference to its ex
pulsion of Wm. II. Day. Poor Senator! they did
tin mean job to please Kentucky, and the Courier
give thi coin in payment. We pronounce it
legal tender. What could men who are contempt!
bio enough to undortnke such a job expect, but
just such pay. And the rub of the thing is, that
Kentucky doe this just after these Senatorial Dem
ocrats have got themselves squared up by resolution
on the Baltimore Platform, and solemnly sworn
Convention lo catch all of Kentucky' runaway
They have their reward in the sovoroign contempt
of all slaveholders. The Courier nives fair uttor-
auce to Southern sentiment iu regard to the lick
spittle. Tu LiTTLiNies or Bio Mxv. Some time ago,
motion of a member of the Ohio Senate, a vouns
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man nameu in. it. iay wa admitted upon
floor of the Senate chambor a a reporter for
newspaper. He availed himself of the privilege,
and conducted himself becomingly in every respoot.
.Subsequently it was discovered that b had. a
drop of African blood mingliS with the Anglo
Saxon current thnt filled hi vein o fow,howetr,
that it presence bad not at first been perceived,
Forthwith one of the big-littln-bodie in thnt august
assemblage of Christians and Solons, moved his nx
pulsion whii-li motion, niter a long debate, was
passed by a vote of 17 to 101
If this isn't whittling the liltlo ond of ordinary
decency down to just nothing, wo should like lo
know In what wny any Dofiy wouiu go to wor to ne
compli-h thnt purpose. If something like this hnd
occurred in South tJitrolinn or uoorgin, (wi.ertti
however, it novcr could occur,) people would Ho
hnvo wondered; but thnt it should have tnken place
in tolerant Ohio, in enlightened Ohio, in "Free Dem
ocratic" Ohio, in Abolition Ohio, right tinder th
tfgis of the ordinnnco of appears at first blush
to bo "passing strange."
No wonder the slaves who run away from good
masters in Kentucky, nnd take up their abode la
Ohio, return after "a time "disgusted" with their
new home. Anything but a rattlo-snnkoor an lli
gator might justly be excused for becoming sit k .f
a residence among such men as make up a majority
of the Ohio State Sconte.
MISS STONE AND THE COLORED PEOPLE
Mis Stone write lo th F.ditor of tli Dai!
Ma. Hirxet: Will you allow a corner of yonr
paper for a statement which truth demnnds.
A few colored friends, to whom I had sent cow
Climentnry tickets, wero coolly fold by the door
ecper that thoy could not be admitted, and thnt
their exclusion was with my consent. The truth
is, I used every means to secure their admission,
nnd when I told the Curator thnt whoever rented
hall alone hnd the right to say who should go in it,
he snid they would closo the linll rather than allow
colored peoplo there.
Under such circumstances, (tbo hour too Int to
make any change.) the meeting wan hold, and at
its closo, I stated the facts to the audience, entered
my protest against tho injustice, assuring them that
any future lectures of mine would be in a hall open
to humanity without distinction of race.
I he woman does not deserve her right, wno I
willing to secure them by trampling upon, or ignor
ing those of any other.
Kespecltuiiy, yours lor trutn and justice,
George Graham, in his Saturday Mail, rafering
to this indignity to Miss Stone and th colored peo
" Tin wa a perfect bit of northern snobbery.
No inttdlieont Southern centlemnn or lady would
feel himself or herself ngrieved by sitting in the
snme building with a slur. But this is a great
No doubt. But then quit likely these samt
Northern snobs would have felt no objoction, not
the least, at sitting with a ate. Their tnobishuese
wou d shine in contrast with his servile condition.
But bloss you, Mr. Graham, a frco colored man or
woman sitting down in the samo building is quit
another thing to snobbery, north or south. It
would ben recognition of the black man's humanity,
and a setnl-dcclnration in favor of his equality and
his right to freedom ; a thing not to be thoug.it of
by Philadelphia upstarts or snobbish Ohio Sena
tor. So they are excluded from hall and rejtort.
But Miss Stone's noble and independent course
will inevitably secure for her th respect of every
man or woman who is capable of fcoling emotion
for any noble act or principle.
OF PHILADELPHIA. PROTEST-DON'T DELAY.
Every free man and woman in this nation ahoulil
rise up a prvtettant, against the infamous outrage
proposed in the caso of Nebraska. Let some on
in every town, village and school district, copy tho
following remonstrance, or writo a better one seo
to it that every adult parson within reach ha a
chance lo sign it, and then forward it lo Congress.
Let tho people make themselves henrd. Let thr
be no delny. Those men in Congress who intend
to nulify the solemn covenant with ficcdom and
spread the curse of slavery over the imuieus ter
ritory of Nebraska, will suffer nothing to Le lostia
default of their delay or Innetion. They will leave
no applinnce untried to bring northern dough farm
to do their will. Let the poople be equally vigileut
and industrious and they cau yet control the mea
sure, vt e aro not wi.liout Rope.
To the Senate and House of Jleprtsentatires in
The undersigned citizens of the United fllate
nnd residents of Columbiana County in the state of
Ohio, and earnestly protest against the passage of
tho bill now before the Sonate of tho U. S. for or
ganizing tho Territory oi Nebraska, or against any
other bill which almll repeal or in any way impair
the guaranteo of 1820 for the perpetuation of free
dom in that territory, and also ngainst the admis
sion of any more slave territory to the I mon.
Pittsdcroo Movi.no. The Pittsburghers held a
meeting to protost against Douglass' outrage, on
Monday evoning. It was spirited aud the resolu.
tions wore adopted by acclamation. Good. Let
Congress bear frotn the peoplo. The serviles are
cowards. Let them know that there is a North,
Let them hear her voice and they will sliuk away
from the meanness they contemplate.
Uncle Tom' Cabin ba been performed in Sal
em thi week for three successive evenings to crow
ded audiences, and so far as we know, generally to
their satisfaction. Perhaps it was a well don a
could have been expected under tbo circumstances,
deficient as the company were in room scenery, Ac.
Some passage wero lirtcned lo with absorbing
intorest. But on the whole it wa not the drama
that the name stands for, in It plot txecution or
Ala roa Tn Poor Indian. The Tennessee
Legislature ha undor consideration a resolution
for the removal of th Creek, Choctaw, Cherokee,
Chickasaw and Seminole Indians, wt of th
Pray, why 1 thi? What ia it to Tennessee,
that these poor Indians have been permitted to
stop on this side tho mountains? Tennessee join
ed with Georgia and Alabama twenty-five year
ago, in persecuting and expelling thoso Indians
from the home of thoir ancestor. They were
successful. After resorting to expedient that
would shame savages, they succeeded iu oom polling
these long suSering and wronged rod men, to leave
their house and cultivated farm, and pas beyond
the then borders of civilization. And now Ten
nessee, without any peouniary interest in their
removal, demands thnt they be driven from their
new made home to tho boundary of the Facifie..
It look like pereecution, without cause, other than
very hatred of humanity. Shame on it.
Tua Anti-Slavery Standard publishe Henry
Ward Boeoher' late aiiti-Uvery peech entire.
The Standard parkle with life and pirit in thea
day. W wish it circulation wa multiplied a
thousand fold. This nation would bo th bttr
The Nebraska Bill discussion in the Senate, w
on Wednesday postponed till Friday, at Mr. CtnuV