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does the boy that has flogged him stoning bis
dog when he Catches him out. The emsncitintinn-
isls hnvo some kindness for the negroes. Dixon
punishes them in the person of the negroes, by
i . .ii.ti.tj ncrnai, mm iwnin)( so
umny new markets, as will mnke the slave-driver
and the chain-gang, row painfully familiar, the ;
pecuimr institutii.il or Kentucky.
Some of us here still have faith in northern free- j
tnen, nnd we hare been laviiiir our ear tti the cruund
t i catch the gathering thunder that may nnonish '
the wwx-po politicians before it Is to Lite. Is
cmr faith unworthily founded, or are wo not to
lie.tr such thunder as you promise? Can It be that,
muiuui a airuggio, me irecmen oi me .orin nre
prepared to sec the w holo territory ot the eountry
hut azainst Ihem and their children forever ?
They know perfectly well, that where slavery
goes they cannot go. And Mr. liixon tells
them, like a man, thay are not wanted. Are they
going to he cheated by their own representatives,
before tholr very eves, Lceause some of those repre
sentatives hope to get southern support for thei
Presidency? I cannot speak for tho politicians,!
iiut lor tho masses or the high-minded, honorable
peoplo of the South I can speak, when 1 say, they
corn such stuff to mnke presidents of as Douglas
and his like. They lie can but bo false
hearted. To be brought up with all the instincts
and associations of freemen, and then turn tho
fawning tool ef -slavery, Volunteering a work too
f I M Virl i 1 1 RT an1 d.AM.ImM f. . .ill- . C - .1
..,., ., vl ,ruiv-rru
to sloop tol lou may rely upon it,
are tho sentiments, rather feebly expressed,
or numbers of tho reliablo citucns of the interior
In these days of cowardice and venality it is like
a cordial to rf a I suoli a letter as this. The other
K'ttcr gives an account of a mooting In favor of
ljugl.is's bill, which proved an utter failure :
LOUISVILLE, KY., FEBRUARY 16, 1854.
To tkt KJilort of the Evening V :
Thinking you would liko in know something
-f the fecliugs and sentiments of the people in Ken
tucky resneeting the Nebraska bill of Senator
lHuglq, I herewith enclose an editorial article
from the Louisville Courier, (whig.) giving an ac
count of tire "great Kentucky Xohraska meeting,"
which the office-holders and tho oflioc-scckers have
.lcen several days encoding.
1 attended the meeting, like many others, out of
mere curiosity, having nu sympathy whatever with
the movement. I can, however, testify to tho cor
rectness of the Courier' statement, and knowing,
aI do, the Instigators of this movement, and tho
means used to get up something like a public de
monstration for the "aid and comfort" of Senator
1)uukIs, I can, most truthfully, testify, that the
"great Kentucky Nebraska meeting" was a most
'Comtcinptible failure. The prevailing opinion here
is, that the present agitation will re-open anew
the slavery question, to tho Injnry of both the
North and South, and that the interests of our
common couutry require that xtx past compromises
on this subject taotui ve taiuiiuuy acpi oy goou
men of every section,
If Congress shall, in spite of the adverse Indica
tions of public sentiment, persist in passing the
infamous project of Senator Pouglas into a law, it
is much to be feared that an impetus will bo Riven
to the now dormnnt anti-slavery feeling of tho
North, that will sweep away all past compromises
nnd force tho slavery question into national politics,
with a fearfully augmented ioQucnco for ev'l.
assure you, that the sober and conservative portion
nf the people of Kcnluckey know no sympathy with
Senator Douglas' treasonable movement, and be
lieve that it is inado for the solo olyoct of paving
the way for tho .'residential nomination in Hid.
The traitor may yet meet a traitor's reward.
A KENTUCKY SUBSCRIBER.
We hire not space for the Couritr'i account
the meeting, it was railed tour days belorohaml,
"without distinction of party;" the friends of the
Nebraska bill were begi;ed to como out, that the
voice of Kentucky might go forth to the world.
Finally, fifty-four persons got together at tho court
House on the evening of Fcbruury 15th, nud were
afterwards reinforced by three more, mnkiniTfy
seven persona in all. General William S. l'lh-her
was nut in the chair, and a series of resolutions
eommauding Douglas's bill, in the usual sterootypc
phrases, put and voted for by the fifty-seven per
sons, luv uieu.ui( meu naui.ru n r.u.-i-.i. u-
eral Piloher was called upon. lie thought speech
unnecessary, and srnd that the room was culd and
uncomfortable, nnd that he believed the p.-MpIo
wished to go homo. Major Gcorgo A. Culdvvcll
was then requested to address the meeting. He
also desired to be excused, and repeated, that the
room was cold and uncnmfbrnble. He was not ex
cused, however, and made a speech, styling the op
ponents of the Douglas bill as "miserable fannticn."
In the course of his speech, the uudienco swelled
to 1 17, and to these the resolutions wero again
read. The Courier after calling this osssmhlago
of all parties, without distinction, a "most lifeless,
meeting," snvs :
" Genernl l'ilchcr was right and Major Cald
well was richt it certainly vat 'cold aud uncom-
fortable' to the last degree. So and, silent, solemn
a conventicle, wc hope never to see again." Ere.
CASSIUS M. CLAY.
Mr. Clay addressed tho following letter to an
anti-Nebraska meeting held in Indianapolis on
the 15th inst.
Wiiiti lUu. P.O. Madison Co., Ky., )
March 15, 1854. j
Mr Diax Sii: Your favor of the 10th inst., in
viting me to attend a mass meeting in Iiidinnnpo-1
lis of the opponents of tho repeal of the Missouri
compromise is received t o Into for my acceptance,
did my arrangements otherwiso allow.
Allow mo to say, however, thnt I am not at
astonished at this new enormity of slavory it
based upon wrong, nnd defiant of conscience,
therefore knows no faith with men. Upon a
of its past hittoiy you will preceive that
has always been aggressivo from the hour that
reoeivod toleration from the National Union.
is one oi the baldest absurdities to suppose
the liberties of the white races are moro
than those of the blacks. 1 suppose the good
North will at Inst begin to see that it
been humbugged by the "peculiar institution."
The policy of that party has ever been extension
aud final disunion provided they can become
strong enouith ti stand among the nations.
the free Stales can be separated in the central
whilst sluvcry extends from cccau to ocean
and ultimately through the Mexican States to
Isthmus, embracing the isles of the sea adjacent,
they will snap thcii flngors i.i (he face of the
whenever tlicv aro prevented loneer
. plundering tho partnership properly 1 Mr
houn's apparently absurb idea of two Presidents
' vilh a veto is but the type of tho ultimate
of the Democracy l"
If this Union can only be presorved by the
ofallour li lei tics God speed the day when
shall be dissolved, and new elements of free Slates
orgauized. If the Freo Douiouratio doctrine
not prevail, by which slavery shall be ostracized
in the national administration, and driven
into its own hell, thero to linger out its accursed
life and die dissolution of course must come.
notwithstanding tho servility of Northern politi
cian I shall Le slow to believe that there is
euongh of the old Puritan blood yet extant to
Jly dear sir, through all changes and
Hor bad, numlier uie with the friends of
iivine right" of every man of whatever
and eJims to govern himself. Tlis miseries
; ptnecutions and dangers which I hare home
videnee of my faith, i-annot be ineroased by
' taoMiltuous times w hich the repeal of tho Missouri
e iraoromis teems to threaten. I say tlwn,
lnitely, dow with the eld pir.it id ernft,
' has too long elu.lea God's rengence, and ravaged
- the fairest portions of eauthi Yes, 1 ssy
' with pur fathers of 1776 dUi ce shivery
or die, I am for the declaration,"
Relieve mo truly, Your cbcdirui servant.
C. M. Clay.
' ' 11. Vailc, Esq. ,
n..,.m. ;,. V.i.u.iK Potvittx i f k
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MR. EVERETT'S BACK AND LOINS.
A correspondent sends us the following com
purgation, which, he says. It Is understood, "will
appear in the Conoretaionul (Jlole, of to-morrow.'
MR. EVERETT'S BACK AND LOINS. 'SENATE CHAMBER, March 17, 1854.
'Whereas complaints hnvo been made and sus-
picions expressed because tho lion. Edward Ever
ett, one of the Senators from Massachusetts, did
not stand up in defence of the memorial of the
clergy, which he presented ; wo cheerfully certify,
that to our kuowledge, ho was physically unable
to do so, nnd that his opinions wero favorable to
. . , L
.doing so solcy by reason ol a delect in ins iacs
champiuiis bone, vihich on many occasions prevents his stand
theTO I jK up a ,0 wonj otherwise dcsiio to do. His
dllonso j, o c, ,.;,. character, nnd hns long been
well known by his friends, nnd to a considerable
extent, by the pul.lic. We add, that this certificate
entirely u.Folicitcd Iv Mr. J iiull, m d
volunteered by us from a sense of justice to him.
W. II. Sewur'd, Hamilton Fish, T. Smith, Wude,
If, as we l.avo too much reason to fear, Mr.
Everelt is actually laboring under tho infirmities
here described, really it is unpardonable in his con
stituents to require him to bear tho burdens of sen
atorial life any longer. There is no part of the
human system more constantly or severely tried
in tho l uited States Senate than tho back-bone,
and it is unnatural, not to say criminal, in the
peoplo of Massachusetts to show so little considera
tion for their eloquent Senator's health. We
would advice Mr. Kverctt to resign, and go home
nt once, and have his back treated. Tho air of
New England just at this season, is admirablo for
his couiplaint, and wc have no hesitation in saying
that a sojourn of six months among his constituents
would be ol more service to his vcrtobral column
than anything ho could possibly do. -V. 1. Kie.
A VOICE FROM KENTUCKY.
The bravery of the following resolutions froin.nn
Kentucky may well shame the cringing, timid dec
larations of some of our Ohio nnd other Northern
meetings on this subject t
On tho 7th day of March, 185 1, at one of the
largest meetings ever held in Mount V onion, Rock
castle county, Kentucky, C. M.C'lay was requested
to address tho peoplo. At the close of an hour's
speech, Robert Cook, Esq., of Rockcastlo county,
ottered the lollowing resolutions, which were adop
ted by a very decided majority of the citizens
Resolved, By tho Frco Democracy of the Sixth
Congressional district of Kentucky, that wo arc
determinedly opposed toho repeal of tho " Mis-
souri Loniproniisc oi isou, w men lurevvr toronis
the admission of slavery into tho territory of the
l nitea Mutes, norm ot w aeg. M nun. north l.u
titudo. Resolved, That Ihis is not a question between
the North and South, but Lctwern the threo hun
dred thousand slave-holders and the millions of
people North nnd South.
Resolved, That the claims of tho Slave party,
that the " Missouri Compromise " was " superced
ed," "abrogated or rendered inoperative nud
void," by the " Compromise bills," of 1850, is au
dacious and falso ; when it was, in truth, recog
nized and reaffirmed by them.
Resolved, That our wrongs from the slave despo
tism of tho South are lost in our dismay at the ser
vility of tho North ( and that wo would loso nil
our hatred to that unnatural state of socio! v. when
the so-cullcd freo states breed such men as Stephen
most sncrod rights, which they have studiously
pursued, aud proves conclusively that liberly and
shivery cannot co-cxist, but that otio or tho other
must perish utterly.
Resolved that the slaveholders are naturally in
sympathy with despotisms everywhere.; nnd that
vve call upon tho friends of European and world-
. - j. ... .... .1.. . n.. r.u...
A. Douglas, of Illinois, did we not porccive that
Slavery alike oppresses us ana debases them.
Resolved, That this attempt of the slavcrv-propn-
gandn to legislate slavery into all tlio territory ot
depriving us of a plnco of refuge from the destroy-1
intr competition oi no nam wazes. nun new evi-
denee of the disregard of onr Lest interests nnd
wide liberty to note who are tho dulcimers ot Jinv
nau nnd liedini, and who the friends of Kossuth
and Mazzini and universal democracy.
Jlesolved, Hint the pretended dovutiun to "the
Union" and " tho Constitution," which exalted the
"Compromises" above tho " higher law " of con
science nnd revelation was like tho cry of " law
and ordur " in tho old world more cant to cover
tin a crime against tho unsullied instincts of man
kind ; that these samo men now throw down their
own idle pretence, and reveal the fact, that slavery
is (heir only God.
Resolved, That the possibility of self-government
and vital republicanism is now nt issue; that
I m.a alnnrl na Ai-ni unnn tl.n .liotn nf 17Tl. .nil
ih.it wereiternttheninwlof onr illnihin.i.'.ir
Live or die, we nro for the Declaration."
Resolved, That tho newspapers in favor of
nnd against the divine right of kings,
be requested to publish these resolutions, nnd that
our Representative in Congicss is asked to
them before the Senate and llouso of Representa
tives, and the I'rctidcnt 01 the l nltcd btutes,
THE MILWAUKIE RESCUE.
Milwnukie has been eminently democratic.
incitement to the rescue is stated in a published
letter from there as rollow si
7' man, out oi a city or d,Hj(i inhabitants,
could be lound to assist the otliccrs. J ho military
, . .j-j u ,1,. , , , . .
hiiil l.enn ordered nv the mjii-tthnl to 1m ... vmnl.-
ncss, but they wore not called out. Tho iinpi-es-
sion prevailed unanimously, that il cnlled
SnF.hT, 1 i'nfortl,'hey,hwe rfn!T
into thn nl ixfnn-wfitr thrtf n'ArA nnrt ami nursml
nn indigent community. Soon the jail was smashed
in the negro brought out, placed in a wagon
readiness, and, under nn escort of hundreds
men, conveyed back to Racine. The shouts
yells, as the alleged fugitivo was brought
Inado the very heavens ring the surges of
pv-ople were like those of tho ocean nothing
could resist them.
- j nis city is aemocratio ,y nn overwhelming
It has neen nntioiml mtv in i,u
mcntt a compromise city the hencl of the
in acquiescence with the compromise measure.
took them as a unul settlement, nnd yielded its
and sentiments to the fugitivo slave law
the common good. But the re-opening of the
question in Congress the shameless violation
uu honor nna imui on 1110 pnri oi me soum
their part of the compact-and endeavoring
to leave the other binding; tho Nurth-has cut
overv friend of tho South In this city, and no
is lound to do reverence to the f uimivc slave
This feeling is deep, intenso nnd universal.
.1. " . .' - i-.. .-
lor me passnge oi ine rvonrasKn mil through
Senate, the scenes of this day had not transpired.
The citizens did not look upon the fugitive
law as an act of Congress in full force and
till duly repealed hut as a part of a compact
two contracting parties. And, as in all
w hen one party violates its part, the
site party is released Irnin all moral and legal
Tation ; so in this law, the people looked upon
ts null and void, nnd expunged it from the
" Such sentiments ripened into the most intense
isi. ' and hitler feelings. This evening a drav.
postage I with a Urrel of tar nnd a bimdlo of feathers,
the I followed by an immense concourse of i.eotde.
u.An-h nf ike Miiumrl niri.ir r,l lhn ull..rro,l f.,',1.;.
" Where such matters will end, uo man know
to! At the door of the South lies all the scenes nud
olcncc of this day, and those which Piny yet fol-j
K.w friinn tio.i-'l.n nt flown as the first rpa.iltB nf
the Nebraska iuiquity."
lT l p Vlttl-S IlIUlTI) 13 11 CI 1 C.
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Snlcm, Ohio, April 1, 18.14.
AMERICAN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY.
The Twentieth Anniversary of the American
Anti-Slavery Society will be hold In tho City of
New York, in the REV. PR.CIIAriN'SCHl'RCII,
in Broadway, between Spring and Prince Streets,
on WEDNESDAY, Slay 10th, 1854, at 10 o'clock,
A. M. The names of the speakers will be announ
The Society will hold meetings for Business and
Discussion (in somo hall yet to ho procured) on the
evening following tho public Anniversary nnd on
tho succeeding THURSDAY and FRIDAY, May
11th nnd 12th.
The mcmbors and friends of tho Socioty far and
nenraro earnestly invited to be present nt the pub
lic Anniversary and to give us the bonefit of their
counsel and co-operation at the subsequent meet
ings." Tho condition of the country in relation to
tho Anti Slavery Agitation will present for tho
consideration of the Society, topics of tho gravest
importance affecting its future action hence a
largo attendance is dcsireablo.
WM. LLOYD GARRISON, Trcst.
ElMl'.ND QuiNcr, )
S. II. Oat, V Secretaries
WkM'KLL 1'itiLLirs, j
MINISTERS IN THE U. S. SENATE.
The presentation of tho remonstrance of three
thousand New England ministers, against the Ne
braska villainy, was tho occasion of some excito
ment in the l S. Sonnto. Douglas wos troubled.
And well he niiht ho. For the mass of ministers,
though professing to bo lcadors, are only good
weathercocks. When they move, It is a-jvrctly
good sign that there is a stiff brccie in mdtion.
Mr. Douglas' shrowdncs has doubtloss taught him
this, long since. And no wonder ho lost his tcm-
ncr nnd his nrudenco on the tiresentntinn of such
ftrraTof cicri,.fti nlun0. Ko ondcr be rc.
i - .
such a body. It is time the very stones cried out
i y0 jrut lcy t
nosed to treat the remonstrance with enntntntit
f . . . i -.
bee des d .-parnging ts e gncrs. Mr. Mason of
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tirgima.partieipateuwHUiiiniin me attempt to
suppress tho remonstrance. Mr. Everett, who1
prescnlcd it, was dragged forward
and liko a craven, begged pardon
scnted it, and then went into a weak and sniveling
defenso of tho remonstrants. But tho right of pe
tition, nnd tho act of the petitioners, was manfully
defended by Senators Houston and Seward.
We arc glad to sco tho ministers in motion, in
by this assault,
lor naving pro-
o trust they will not be discouraged by their
reception in tho Senate- It is highly compliment
ary to thoir action, nnd wo hopo they will so re
gard it, and redouble their efforts.
The following is the remonstrance referred to.
It sounds somewhat jirofeuional, but there is nothing
disrespectful, nnd certainly no reason why it
should have been, as it was, laid upon the tabic
w ithout referenco.
7b Mo Honourable K-nale and Ifmitt of Urpre
icntafircs of the VniXtd Statet, in Contret at
The undersigned, clergymen of different relig
ious denominations in New Knglnnd, hereby, in
the name of Almighty God, and in His presence,
do solemnly protest against the passngo of w hat is
known ns tho " Nebraska bill," or any repeal or
modification of oxisting legal prohibitions of Slav
ery in that part of our national domain which it
proposed to organise into tho territories of Nobras-
Wc protest n'gnii. It as n great moral wrong
u i..i r.r r.. , . .:., ,.,!., I..:..,.:..... .i.
motll principles of tho community, and subversive
. lut,d in a blaze.
ot all commence in national engagements; ns
measure full of danger to the peace, and even the
existence, of our beloved Union, nnd exposiim us
the righteous judgments of the Almighty.
And your protuatants, as iu duty bound, will
The action of the Ilouno was summary, but
the same voin. It vviil indeed be strange if ngitn
tion is suppressed by such treatment of respectful
remonstrants. If theso ministers inherit any
of the blood of Bellamy and II ipkins, Robin
son end Roger Williams, they will set New Eng-
1 reading of the remonstrance 7
In the Houso, Mr. Ari'LETox, of Boston,
the opening of tho Houso in the morning, asked
leave to present tho petition.
Mr. Borcc objected.
Mr. Davis (11. 1.) Is it in ordor to ask for the
The Speaker It is not; tho presentation having
been objected to, tho matter cannot come before
Mr. Davis Does it requiro unnnimous consent?
Tho SrEAKEH Such is tho rule.
Mr. Davis It is nn exceedingly unjust 0110.
The reinonstrunoo was carried out of the hall
The xr;0uno BSKCd a couple of wcoks since,
"Aie we not closo upon the demonstration
. i-i . r .1 1. j e v .u
,r 1 human liberty is no safer 111 the hands of Northern
doughfaces than in the hands of a dospot?"
on!, Certainly we are. But there is no occasion
"' J donionatmtlo. of this, palpable
nf i r
' ,rulh- The demonstration has been repented in
in ; thousand different forms sinco tho formation
of I m)r government, which has ever boon so managed
as to pay a bounty 011 doughfuced treachery,
,omriroliso by thoso of the like character,
.nh. 1 - '
well as slavcholding despotism. The repeal of
Missouri Compromise by doughy votes, is no
such a demonstration, than the adoption of
pealing moro than the robbery, partition, and annexation
of Mexico, or the adoption of the compromises
After this question, tile Tribune manfully adds:
Is it asked what tin North can do? Doslroy
breed of douuhfaces. Break every man of
upon the wheel, and sow salt upon the cround
looso Rfows them. There is no other remedy. If
mini inre sold this timo, Kansas becomes a slave
law. lory ai once, rveurasau win pronauiy loiiow
But though extraordinary exertion may save it.
.. ::.:-.... ... ..-.w,A 1 1-....:-- v .u
me w vi oiuo norm
reclamation and dolense. Ro-ostablish the
ouri Compromise line. Resist the admission
either hereafter as a slave State. Make thoso
conditions a tine qua non in the election of
northern man to Congress. Elect none but north
ern Presidents who are not douuhfaces. In
way only can bo regained what is now to be lost
it Itho isebraska swindle is consumated. llie
statute i"y blushes w hen it thinks cf Hull's surrender.
loaded , name of Benedict Arnold. But Arnold's was
was attempted and balUed treachery. On tho aoooui-atos
i.i ulishod treason of the Kunsaa nnd Nebraska
o ininu-v. how much more inlen.a should U
. (condemnation of the people who are betrayed,
li-Jmuch in .re blasting ihe judgment of mankind
V hat was that to this surrender of Douglas
Pierce? The nation burns with indignation at
name of Benedict Arnold. But Arnold's was
attempted and battled treachery. On tho
These mm who would thus raffle off freedom fi
the Presidency, would not heaitntn in nfTaw iY
Kingdom of Heaven nt auction If they could mall
anything by It.
THE NEBRASKA QUESTION.
The Nobraska question is receiving some disous
sion In the House of Representatives. On the
23d, Millson, of Virginia, and Breckenridge of
Ky., made speeches in its favor, and Hunt of Lou
isiana, against It. Breckonridge, in his speech,
played the overseer, over Mr. Cutting. He bran
dished the whip with a practiced hand. Mr. Cut
ting is a New York hard, and Mr Breckenridge, It
is said was tho mouth piece of the president in his
threats and Innucndos.
We see many of the papers north are rejoicing
at the disposition of the bill its reference to the
committee of the whole, on the motion of Mr. Cut
ting, of New York. Its pnrsago is certainly thus
retnrdod, but we cannot suppose its defeat indi
cated by this measure. The slave holders are per
severing, as well as determined in purpose. We
remember the Texan fraud. Month aftor month
it hung, retarded by the popular resistance of the
north, but eventually thero wos a way, as ihcre
was a determined will, and Toxas was annexed.
So will It probably be in this case. Nothing can
prevent it, but tho unmistnkable determination of
tho north to refuse submission. And the opposi
tion which shall effoct this, must not bo alone con
centrated upon this one Aggression. It must re
sist the ovil in Its origin. It must strike at slavery
as Us root, and must spare nothing which apper
tains to its support. It must not bo too fearful of
"extraneous" topics. Nothing is extraneous to
slavery that will aid It. 8o we must not be too
nice in theso matters. Let our purpose be, to bo
effectiet rather than parliamentary, in slavcholding
That It will not do for us to cnlculato upon quiet
on this subject, is manifest from Mr. Millson's
speech. The friends of the bill Intend to overcome
, the embarrassment in which they are placed, and
bring the bill to a vote if possiblo, before its time
in course, and with as little debate as possiblo.
Speaking of this speech, the New York Evening
Post lias the following paragraph :
A SCHEME FOR EXPEDITING THE
Yesterday, Mr. Millson, of Virginia, one of the
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voted Bgninst sondmg tho Nobraska bill to tho
Committee of the Whole, proposed a scheme for
getting it out again, lie is a momber of the Com-
' nllUcB n Rules, and his plan is to allow any
..BJmcn,,'r of t,ie committee, if supported by the
mnjrjIT 0f members present, to call for a voto on
the pending proposition, on which the vote shall
be taken without further debate
Mr. Millson explained that his object was to
avoid long debate, but it is well understood that
ho means debate on the Nebraska bill. On that
subject discussion seems to him quite superfluous
all that tho House has to do is to vote and hurry
the measure through tho usual forms as soon as
We shall see whether the House will alter its
rules for the mere purpose of putting the Nebraska
diii on its passage without discussion.
OUT OF THEIR SPHERE.
The slaveholders are as much disturbed at the
erratio course M our ministors, in preaching
against tho Nebraska outrage, as are our delicate
nerved gentry in this region at the wanderings
woman Troin hcrphere of nursing and cooking.
The Richmond Advocate says of tho ministers
"Such occurrences are becoming common
ivonnera ihurciios. 1'olitics, abolitionism, art,
science, trndo, commerce are in turn themes ad.
dressed to those who go to the house of worship,
is to be hoped for other and better purposes.
all these respects the Southern pulpit is in perfect
contrast with Northern. Here it is not nervortod
for the purposes of faction and fanaticism, but used
i ...... r . ...
it-.uiiiiiiciv lor religious oniocts, to instruct the
people in things pertaimnc to God. nnd that ac
company salvation. The result is obvious, as
ditlereiice and Us motives are essential and funda
mental. The Northern Churches are nlwavs
the throes of agitation, disturbed by error nnd falso
aoeirine, excited by every wind that 'evil men nn
seducers' can stir into storm, and always rnllingo
the waves of discord and party spirit. Southern
Churches aro nover thus disturbed. They leave
"tho potsherds of tho enrth to strive togothor,' and
use tho Sabbath and the pulnit lawfully to nrench
the gospel of the grace of God, and not to oppose
faction to faction, or to preach a crusado against
nov.iiuig uui sin in its opposition to holiness, nn
8iuiuutsn aiiu nis prerogatives
THE FUGITIVE SLAVE LAW IN WISCONSIN.
The Milwnukio Free Democrat concludes ita ac
count of the late rescue with the following
" Wo send ereotinit to the Freo States of tl
Union, that, in Wisconsin, the Fugitive Slave Law
is rcpo.iled I ilia rim attempt to enlorce the law,
in tins State, has signally, gloriously tailed I N
slave-catcher can hereafter tread our soil but at b
j peril. Tho Slave Power may repeal the Compro-
mises in favor of Freedom. We will repeal those
in favor of Slavery. Tho Slnvo Power may pass
its Nebraska bills extending Slavery over Free
Territory, nnd exclude all foreign-born inhabitants
from voting and holding ofliee, even though thoy
have doclared their intentions to become citizens.
Uur foreign-born citizens sond back the indignant
answer No uona Con promises witu SlavehvI
FBEEOOM, IT II 1ST AND 6U.W.L HI 1'RESERVED I IV.
ISU ALL INACTUKNTS tSTAUMSUINO SLAVEUY ON Fk.EE
Mr. Booth, the editor of tho Democrat, has since
beon arrested on the charge of having aided and
abetted the rcseuo of Glover from tho Marshal
The examination has not yet taken placo.
Cincinnati Convention. Tho time for this im
portant Convention is rapidly approaching. Let
nil who rnn, be in readiness to attend. Anti-slavery
mon should speak out in these times, when the
outrages of slavery have arroused even the most
apathetic. Abolitionists still must lead onward.
This Convention will be a most i nportant oppor
tunity to give an unmistakable utterance of their
convictions. The exlgoncies of the times demand
that they announce and defend the most thorough
and radical measures.
but Miss Emi.Y Bl.ACKWELL. was one of the pradu
of the last class in the Cleveland Modical Col-
con-n n- . m. i n z. . . .
the '"- '" B" "I complete
how ncr u"l education. She is a sister of Dr
? j F-lizabcth Blnekwell, of Now York. ' '
Thi Certifiers. Senators Seward, Wade, and
others, signed' a certificate, avering that Sonator
Everott was sick when the Nebraska vote was
taken in the Senate. The Tribune touches up these
vouchers, as follows :
"Our anxious correspondent may rest assured
thnt we have not yot received any certificate from
Messrs. Seward, Wade &, Co. that Mr. Everett was
aslocp when he made his timorous and apologetic
speech in reply to Douglas, Pottit & Co., on pre
senting the memorial of the Clergy of New England
against tho Nobraska Iniquity, lie may rent as
sured that, on receiving the dooumout, we snail
publish it without delay."
IOWA—NON-EXTENSION OF SLAVERY.
At a meeting held by the Inhabitants of Marietta!
and vicinity, Marshall Co., Iowa, March 8th, 1 854,
the following preamble nnd resolution, were
Whereas, it Is now proposed to extend tho curse
of slavery over that vast territory lying between
the Missouri river and thn Rocky Mountains, in
the Nebraska bill now pending before Congress, in
violntion of the Missouri Compromise, which con
tains me pronimiory section, vif. :
" Section 8. Be it further enacted, that in all
that territory ceded by France to the t'nitcd States,
under the name of Ixuisinna, which lies north of
36" 3y of north latitude, not included within the
state contemplated by this act, slavery and invol
untary servitude, otherwise than as the punishment
of crimes. sl ill bo nnd is horehy forcvor prohibited."
Act Afarch (lh, 18:10. And nlso in opposition to
the celebrated Compromise Acts of 18511, affirming
the principle of tho Missouri Act, in this mnnner.
In the third article of the second section of the
joint resolution annexion Texas to the I'nitod
States, it is expressly declared, that "in such State
or States ns shall be formed out of said territory
north of said Missouri Compromise lino, slavery or
involuntary servitude, except for crime, shall be
prohibited." Art March 1st, 18-1.1. Respecting
which, the Compromise doclnros, " Provided that
nothing herein contained shall be construed to Im
pair or qualify anything contained in tho third!
article of the second section of the joint resolution
for annexing Texas to tho United Stntcs, approved
March 1st, 18-15, cither as regards tho number of
States that may bo hereafter formed out of the
State of Texas, or otherwise;" thereforo
Jlttolrtd, That we regnrd the proposition to open
to slavery on oxtont of tcrvitory embracing nn area
of 485,(h'mi square miles, more than twelve times as
great as Ohio, in violation of sncred pledges here-
tolore gnarant icd by the South, t. bo a bnse nna
scandalous scheme on the part of the slave power
enable them to control tho destinies and override
o liberties of the masses composing this I'nlon.
Hctotred, That the course of President Frnnklin
Piorce and of Senator Stephen A Douglas, both of
tnenreitisens (formerly) ot the .New J-.nglnnd sec
tion of the northern portion of this confederacy,
in abetting the South in this infamous plot, is ut
terly unworthy of tho place which gave them birth,
and exhibits them in tho strongest character of
traitors to the North, and betrayers of the doarest
tcrcsts oi tno bone nnd smew ot this whole na
Jicsolced, Thnt wo consider this Nebraska bill as
now containing the slavery clnuse, to be almost a
death blow to tho Pacific railroad; that, should it
be passed, it will render almost useless the passage
t tno Homestead bill, in cutting on trom bo vast a
ortion of public territory the only inducement for
ice laborers to remove to the West, nnd also will
be rendered hopeless the glorious anticipations of
our tnton increasing in lrecdom nnd liberty, rising
to the position ot tho Inrgest, linniiicst, and most
prosperous nggregotion of frco peoplo on the
Hetolrtd, That we will forevor hold in contempt
those rulers who shall aid in the accomplishment
of this stupendous fraud, nnd thnt we frill bold
them to be unworthy of the support of a free peo
ple, and to this end will always uso our votes nnd
our influcnco to keep them hereafter tho furthest
stance possiblo from any sharo in the adminis
tration of this Government.
lletohed. That in view of our close nroximitr to
Nebraska, wecannot be indifferent to any measures,
10 object of which is to introduce into that terri-
toriy the Institution of slavery, or which is to suf
fer or permit, in any manner, its introduction
lletolccd. That the North oucht to cxcludo for
ever from the National Council, each nnd all of her
Representatives now in Congress, who, forsaking
her best interest, criminally aid in tho passage
mis or any simunr measure.
Jletoleed, That tho foreiroinir resolutions be pub
lished in tho Iowa Frco Democrat, Muscatine Jour
nal, nnd such other papers as nny present may
WM. P. SMITH, Tbes.
Delos Arnold, &c.
Last fall Lot Holmes, whom all in this region
know as a fearless, faithful and unwearied anti-sln-
ery worker, removed to Iowa. We are indebted
him for forwarding the above resolutions. Accom
panying them is n leltor, which we hardly know
whethor was designed for publication or not.
contains, however, so much of interest, that
shall err, if nt nil, on tho ritjlit side, nnd givo our
readers a considerable portion of it. It is dated
Marietta, Marshall Co., Iowa, )
March 13. 1854. j
Friend Marivs: Tho enclosed resolutions
forwarded to thee for publi -ation, thnt the readers
of tho Buglo may be ndviscd of the doings avvny
out here, in this rcmoto region and iicwly-settled
country. For thy own gratification, I will givo
short but imperfect sketch of tho progress of
anti-slavery cause in our vicinity. Previous
our arrival, there was but one outspoken abolition
ist in these pnrts, lis, n Freo Soiler, nlone
singlo hnndod, was nnnblo to do much in turning
attention to the subject of our down-trodden coun
trymen. So soon as tho nights became of sufficient
length, n debating association wns organized,
nearly tho first question submitted for discussion,
wns the comparative wrongs inflicted upon tho
dians and negroes. Shortly nftor a lecturo
give by a gentleman by the naino of Groff, of Iown
county, a lawyor, who carries tho mail to this place
weekly, upon the pnnoiples nnd ohjoots of
Free Soil party. At the close, I asked him a
questions on the compromises of the Constitution.
Ho admitted them nil ; I then gave notieo that
would review his lecturo the next week, on his
which resultod in two evening's discussion
upon the United States Constitution, nnd the
sistencv of votinor under it. Hn told us that
was then a member of the M. E. Church, and
tended that the Northern M. E. Church had entirely
disconnected herself from slavery. Fortunately
I was prepared to establish the present rolation
that church, nnd the cause of tho difficulties
the North and South, upon the slavory
I think he will not long be found in
The first of this monlh, a meeting wns held
tho admission of slavory into Nebraska. I
with send you a copy of the resolutions presented
to thnt meoting. The preamble, with a
amendment, and nil the resolutions wore adopted,
except the second, which was rejoctcd. I omitted
to toll thee that Win. P. Smith, county Judge,
Arnold, Prosecuting Attorney, the former
the latter Democrat, were Chairman and Secretary
of the meeting. Aftor the adoption of the
resolution, W. Deshon, (county Clork,) said
much regretted that the whole series of resolutions
had not bean adopted. He could not see that
rejected resolution wns any more objectionable
than those adopted. The resolution was voted
be reconsidered, and finally adopted. The
trouble was, some were fearful lest the Biblo
have to be oondomned, as authority, and their
gatious to the Law be greatly impaired, for
were commanded in Holy Writ "to be subject
the powers that be," Ac. But hero the difficulty
only commenced. On a motion to publish
proceedings, many, particularly the county
took fright. Thoy had nevor dreamed that it
designed to give publicity to them, or they
never have voted for ono of them. They said
might injure them in many ways, cvod pocuniurly
Quite an exoitomont prevailed, faces turned
and voices faltered. They imagined their
and buttor at stake, and as somo efforts had
made to romovthe scat of jiutice, the feared
it would hava a tendoney in that direction. T
."me many other ghostly apprehension! ,lllunt"J
.l.mr excited bruins. Wo held up to view their
BUiJBervi0ncy to tho slave power, tidd them that
lr,l it had its iron heel upon ihclr necks, thai
the tli-irer't whip wns nlrendy raised over them,
commanding them to bow to its behests, bidding
them not to publish their declared sentiments.
They were told that, having voted against their
publication, placed them in far greater difficulty.
Rumor had already gone out of the meotina; being;
held, and the character of the resolutions would
nlso go abroad, and when it was know n thnt they
had passed resolutions which they were ashamed
to have published, would be mora likely to do In.
jury than nn open, Independcntand fearless course.
Having refused to publish, a motion was mado and
carried, appointing the Judge, Prosecuting1 Alt Jr.
and T. E. Collins, (county Clerk,) to prepare a
series of resolutions and report them to an adjourn
ed mocting to be hold on tho 8th lost., which I hop
thee will insert In the Buglo. '
My sheet is full. 1 did intend to have said some
thing about our adopted State, but my limits will .
not permit. Suffice it to say, wo have, I think,
beautiful nnd fertile country t our winter has been
delightful, w ith tho exception of threo weeks, most
nf which wns cold ; but not a day's rain after
winter closod in, until to-dny It has been raining at
intervals, moderately. Thus far, March lias been
more like April.
The following are tho resolutions rcforred to.
No wonder thoso office holders were scared after
having adopted such resolutions. They are, how
ever, much better and more to the point, than the
revised nnd emasculated ones publishod above. - If
such resolutions were adopted, jmbtithed, and stnek
to, over tho country, there would be no Nebraska
bills passed no more slavery extension. But in
its place, we should soon see liberty extendod over
what is now slave territory.
Wiiirias, slavery is m under all possible cir
cumstances, and thereforo ought to be immediately
abolished ; and whereas, the protecting shiold of
tho General Government wns thrown around It by
nnd through the compromises thereof, thereby giv
ing it a national character and existence, conse
quently it became more fierce and importuiiato in
its demands. In order to secure its continuance in
Missouri, it stipulated that slavery nor Involuntary
servitude should ever exist north of 36 3C north
latitude; next to secure slavery in the newly-acquired
territories of Mexico and Utah, the Compromise,
of 1850 wns entered inti, known as the fugitive
Slave Law, nnd it is now claimed on the part of the
slave power, that the Compromise of 1850 repealed
the Missouri Compromise, nnd a bill is now pend
ing before Congress for the organization of the ter
ritory of Nebraska, with tho admission of that
blighting mildew, slavory, into thnt vast, fertile
region, comprising a torritory soven times larger
than Iowa; thcrcloro
Jletnlred, That slavery is a practical denial of
the self-evident truth thit all men are born free and
equal, nnd nro endowed by thoir Creator with cer
tain inaliennblo rights, amongst which are life, lit
erty nnd tho pursuit of happiness.
iletolied. That wo reject tho authority of all
books, compromises, constitutions, laws nnd com
mands, by whomsoever written or adopted, which
assert tho rightfulness of slavery.
Htfolred, 1 lint all tho signs ol the times portend
a strong effort on tho part of tho slave power to
monopolize the functions and control tho policy of
the Government, still more than in times past, in
trampling under foot the Missouri Compromise, as
to the Nebraska territory, and re-opening the slave
trndo by granting compensation to tho pirates in
the Auiistad ease.
Jlemlred, That tho Government of tho United
States, so far ns it was designed by its founders to
protect, propagate and perpetuate liberty, has, by
contracting its energies to the protection, propaga
tion and perpetuation of tlarery, uttorly failed to
accomplish tho olijoct for which II was designed, l(
is the right, and the duty of tho peoplo to change
or nbolish thnt Government, and establish one that
shall protect nil under its jurisdiction, in thoir in
alienable right to life, liberty and tho pursuit of
' Heaalccd, that should the Government succeed in
its present plan to nbolish the Missouri Compromise,
to throw open all tho vast domain to slavory and
the slave trade, we consider tho time fully como
for the peoplo practically to secure to all under ita
jurisdiction, their snored right to freedom, and
make this country in deed and in truth, nu asylum
for the oppressed of nil lauds. '
A COWARDLY DODGE.
The soled Committee in the New York Legisla
ture, on tho application and memorial in behalf of
equal rights for women, have asked and obtained
permission to report verbally. '
These gallant fellows nrc well aware they havo
no argument for tho masculine monopoly of office
and property. Mrs. Stanton, Mrs. Rose, and oth
ers, have effectually demonstrated that. And ns
they intend to hold on to thoir monopoly, they
don't like to spread out any attompt at justification
upon paper. "Tho least sn'd, tho soonest mended,"
is thoir motto. And so tiny get rid of the subjoct
by tho shortest cut a verbal report. This is the
utmost they have the courago to do. .
The Tribune, after recapitulating the very rea
sonable demand of the women, nfks: .
"What is tho rcsponso in the Scnato? Blank
silence or the briefest possiblo negation. The ad
vocates of Democracy for Women as well as Men
are not deemed worth even a courloous refusal.
They are merely kickod out of tho chamber, like
some hungry dug which had slipped iu to Btcal some
Honorable Senator's dinner.
" May not this be taken as a final answer to tho
gentry who say, "Woman don't need the Right of
he : Sullriige, bocauso sho is abundantly and roost cUV
con- V.,lm,J rePw'1 u? ' or """band, inincr, orotner.
I'.vcry man is so related to woman that he cannot
fail to do her justico at all times." Docs this jus
tice provo different in kind from that which the
mnster deals out to his slave, tho jockey to his
Biootrv. Throo workmen and thoir wivo have
been fined twenty-three orowns eaoh, at Monmoe,
in Sweden, for having abjured the religion of the
State aud become Mormons. Exchange,
Another Case. An intelligent, respectable fend
virtuous lady and her dnughtor have been prose
cuted for teaching children to read the Christian
Scriptures, in Norfolk, Virginia, in the ropublio of
America, and the mother is now confined in a jail
for this offence, by slavcholding religious Protest
ants. Which dospotism ia the greater, that of
Sweden or Amorica? :
Another Legal Muroer. David Jewell was
hung in Pittsburgh on Friday of last week. II
had remained in jail more than a year since the
sentence of death was passed upon him. '
The scenes attendant upon this execution were,
not such as to incronso the good opinion of reflect,
ing persons of this barbarous practice. The Dis
patch says, " We ore now satisfied that this relict
of barbarism should bo at ouce explodod."
So aro we, And we trust that eonviction will
continuo to spread, as we believe it will.
Honors. The Kentucky Legislature is not dis
posed to be ungratoful. It hns passed a resolution,
recommending congress to orento the tUla of Lieu
tenant General, nnd confer it upon. General Scott..
It has also passed a resolution of condolence with
South Carolina and Massachusetts, on the death of
John ('. Calhoun and Daniel Wobstor. -
Kathor late, wltli" their sympathy.. Massachus
etts never put on. mourning, nnd Massachusetts'
whAs threw ofl their weeds king since. ' '