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lmnnolf -itli thn fvu. Th J.v r .1.: ' '
. nn yt. ' .
. (. - - ""iwi-i vi line umii,
' ,'Urdm, high-handed nti.l outrageous, nnd
.he is not o.tllel to a -count for it by tlio owners
'r the vcsnet (who are Philadelphia,",, nn.l many
of whom nre known a huinmio nml honorable
mon.) these owner will themselves l.o cnllol to
n Account i,y tho public. The business of catch
ing negroes, whether bond or free, and ltnprion
"13 them and sending them hack to slavery Is had
enoni;li when carried nn lir ,,,i. r, Lo i
lmni and Alherli, whose t.istos nnd nature adapt
them to the trade, Imt when undertaken or sanc
tioned l.y a company like that which owns the
A'y ttone Slate, it is adi.igraeo to tho city nnd to
ino .uimmnwealth l.y whoso dishonored name
their enterprise ia designated. It in especially
infamous, when, as in this enso, the victim cauchi
is proved not only a man of. heroic bravery, hut n
io in-, one wno never was a nave.
''Thero is reason to suspect that nn attempt
will he male to kidnap K.I war J Pat-in, tho colored
man, who no nobly braved the dangers of the ocean
tn board tho Keystone State, and tako liim back
lo the land of rlavcry. Tho wholo schcino has a
look of dishonesty from the beginning. His free
dom was fully proved at New Castle, nnd Captain
llardi only got hi in recommitted l.y swearing,
after two or llirco Attempt, that bo believed him
futritive from iuitiic. '1 his beinir done l.n anil
tor S.IVAIlliall. lltllili.shcs'A nV'l'itili.in i.f thn innn
in a o.iiiinnan paper oi mat citv. an mat mv
jgrco can ilcscril.o linn in Pelawnrc, finds no
owner, and returns here without making any at
tempt to set him free. In tho mean tune 'llioso
w ho have lost slaves in nnd sImhiI Savannah an
aeeking to obtain him or some one to make tip the
deficiency. The following significant notice np-J-ears-in
tho Savannah Con';r of Saturday last.
"Veiire Informed tlrnt the discriplion of tho
late outside pnssengor by tho key.tono Slnto nns
rers very well to that ol a lost negro man, belong-
ring io .lir. ne.in, or Macon. M-nmres hire Ix-eu
?t ken ly the elmmautanti the ogent of the Vhiladel
tia ntewrx fnr thin tilij to tuerrtain the truth.
jussiaieis said 10 lone been roeontly brouch
from Maryland to Georgia."
i e repeat. Pavis is n frin mn i,v i,a Ar
J cl, i ware, nn.l is recognised as such. The oath
i .i.ui.M.i:iiii no wnoioii mm to bo a slave;
im to bo A slave
froofof hisfreedom was t hand, 'nnd ha.i been
riven to the sunt iction of the Migistrnto and the
prisoned.. By the' laws of' Delaware, nothing bu't
a requisition from the Governor of Georgia, foun-
ded on nn indictment, can take him from tho Del-
nwnro prist ,n to Unit Stalo. V hoover niiln nnd
b-nn hi tuVinRlmn on nn? nil,rr proM what-'
over, ih a ki lnappcr, niul nhuuM Lo treated n nuoh.
AM tho fnniyU of th outraff0a nml ahiiKod mnn ;
vi ii, inni i;iit mi. i nui uru uoi irainpiua uown
togethini returned to a laud of Slavery." i';
Tlit subjoined statement of what U trans
In reference to ihi unfw nn tc ,S7lSl
wmi, since ou la,t all , h i. r 1 J iT
SLAVES IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
We have received a copy of The Cariitina Sjiar
lun, containing thn subjoined paragraph, nccom
fianicd with theso words written on the margin ;
"Notice this fellow ; l.o was worthy of it, nnd he
ill do to ofTucl ngaintt ihal nigger you said was!
burnt in Mississippi. Charlatan March 20.'
"The death of Judgo O'Neal's body servant,
who has been his master's constant traveling com-
J Anion for many years, is thus spoken of by the
udpe in The Southern l'utiiol. If this notice
hould happen to strike the eve of any of ourAbuli
tion friends, wo hope they will give the State some
credit, for it is generally known that Daniel was aj
jnan of undoubted nietv.
"He was born the property of Saniuol Kelly,
vnv matennl frranilfutliMr. r.T.nnt 170.1 Itu hi
will he pasKsodtomy crandinothcr. Hannah Kollv.
By her will became my property in 1S20. From;
that time to his death he has been my travelinc
companion, servnnt and friend, lie was tho coac
man of y family, and wheiher I was present or
not, I always knew they were safe, if he held tho
".Vror o tho long pcrod of thirty-four years,
. did he fail in a duty, or was fnlso to mn, in nnv
particular. His horses were ulways tho fattest;
norses arove anywncre. i scarcely ever had to
him, when he was with me on the circuit. I
general health had been bad for years. His
illness was About twenty-two days. To me
was invaluable. But I do nut complain, liod ,
has tuken him, and ho is, I trust, lu an everlasting,
. , . I
"I give this stateinont ns duo to him, and also to
how our Abolition people at tho North nnd West i
who nnd what arc our slaves."
The illegal acribling on tho margin of a news-;
paper is in harmonious temper with the title of tho,
paper The SjHirtun each Spartan having in j
-ancicut times considered theft a virtue unless dis-
covered, and living like thieves on the forced labor
slaves. He never said n negro was burned in
Mississippi: n paragraph did, nnd the fact turned ;
out that the date and the i-uuso simply wero wrong !
the fact. All we have to respond to Jude :
O'Neal is, that if the "nigger" in question did ,
drive fnt horses, that is nnroaton for having kept
ISim in slavery. Thin pious resignation of the i
.1 .,,!. I .,. ,i ii ,;.., r- i 1 r.
norscsuie we may huvo aparagrapli on the suigcct
The Snirtan, as above, advertises "one negro
man "Bob, sold us the property tf Win. Fowler,
. at the suit of tho Suite for taxes." This is truly
Spartan proceeding n half-million of chivalry j
soiling a poor negro for taxes 1 Blessed are
poor, especially in South Carolina. Tribune.
AVe team that the MctliodUt -Eniscodnl Confer-!.
; ; , rf,!rer l ,M."",';,nJry 'Ti'"8 n MoDil'',
.day niUtof l.nt woc'i in Richmond. a., prepsra-
tory to the departure for Chin of the llv" Dr.7
uullon ot Alabama, tho Ker. Dr. Lambethof M as. '
aud the Kov, Dr
many of the most respectable members of Christ'
Church in Norfolk. Will the Chinese hoathoi
serve the above Keverond Doctors of Divinity in1
me samo way i jtoO.idiv not. IbeJ.
southern lady, is now in Philadelphia, hav ng just
been roleaseJ from the iuil of No'rfolk. Va., t Here !
she has been imprisoned one month for tho crime'
of teaching free colored children their Smfda'
school W,on. which she did at the ,,.. 7.T
WHOSE WORK IN THE NEBRASKA BILL.
Wo had supposel that none would claim to di
' Vido with Douglas tho disgraco of fathering the
JVebraska bill. But wo were mistakcu. The
Maoifihia ll'kia is indignant at the clnim of the
Ilichiunnd Enquirer, nnd some of the other Demo-
rrutio pttxirs at tho S.mih. that the Democratic!
pnj uao a H!.iui pn.peny in mo ixcirama bill
ii -je iu upon mis p lit as to.i wt:
T "The dosign of these miborable triukstom was a.'
transparent and containable that lew leading
oiiuinuuia uui iuw luauiiiir
undertaken an exposition of'
ievin- that th3 intelligent of
erX.heir course a, a politi-l
w ing papers have i
their niendac'.ty, beli
mii sections wuuia regard their course as a i.
tcl mire an eleutiuneerinz trick in keen!
,1..-..-..,. i.:... i ... A
1 rto 'Wii'idi tiey have so
often resorted to effect the
this mi.er.bla attempt I
at deetptidu was Imiug exposed, and
vu. m iiino liim mi. iiiiuriiui nimmni'
. .... .
ud deiaueratt, Jkiorlh and
properly befor tlteuulry.
"In tbe first pUee tli Nsbrajika Lill, as it has
parsed the Senate, is not a Deinoeratiu measure,
ami was not origiuated by the AtVuiubiration or
The irA then quotes from the speech of Mr.
Dixon, of Kentucky, wherein that gentlemsn says.
.. that the bill originally reported by Mr. llouglas,
ii,nA!ilitil t),A KliKHiiurS fin,nroii,isji rtttltd in tuirt
aud not ouly left the people of the Slain, which
might be formed, to determine whether there should
be slavery thore, but also gave the people of tho
, UriitorUt the same power of admitting or exclud
ing alavery. This was not satisfactory to Mr. Dix
'o, as he thought it would be found practically in
operative to protect slaveholders in carrying their
Use property into the territory. He therefore
r,lZ Ye JT . rc""l""n- ''oiiglas
w Ti,M '", '"'"' 'r.
l1"" n"lmcnt. and then Mr. Dixon nnd the
Civc hotiee of an amendment to totally repeal the
onssourt I nmpromiso restriction. Mr. Poiicl
ndhesion to the hill.
Upon thin statement of the rase, the Whig says
" It Will lie Reeil from tha fitrntr,,;,, lnt..n,Attl
thnt the only question of interest to the South, was
engrailed upon thin I. ill by a ttuithern Whig Senn
tor, nnd thnt, Cut for the Amendment, the ' South
would have been placed At tho mercy of men who
held no slaves themselves, nnd who wcro inimicnl
to me rxiKtnncn of slavery."
The 111 then proceed to show by statements
from tho f 'ammonweatth, and other sources, what
eicrynouy ncre knows to he true, that nearly nil of
the Democrats nt the North nrc opposed to the bill.
lhee Northern demonstrations, it says, have
reached thn White ohm; nnd it quotes from a
correspondent of tho Louisville Cmirier, who says
oni iniiKins, on ueing iniorineil mat the l'resnlent
had intimated that opposition to the Nebraska Hill
would not be regarded as treason to tho Adminis
tration, sn;d :
" I anticipated that lie mMJainl, And secured
his official signature, adopting it' aa nn Administra
tion measure. Ho may now back out and be
WILL SLAVERY GO TO NEBRASKA?
It is the
policy for the ndrncnles of tho repeal of
I Compromise., nt the North, to represent
that there is no 1r,ilinliilttf thnt .Ininc, ta-MI n
ill ever no
niinn oi oo .to i
on Account of the ciinmtn. not
withstanding the act stores them in the faco, that
I'clawnre, Marvland, ircinia nnd Missouri are
North of thnt line. Hut what is the expectation of
iiioooni.in mat regard? 1 ho Jntiiial Era of
the lli . has nn article on the aubioct, in which a
variety of articles are quoted, show ing the South
ern tiJc of the question. We quote a specimen or
Tho St. Louit ItepuNirau, A Whig paper aya :
'There are hundreds and thousands of farmers,
nnd others, in this State, who hare looked forward
impatiently to tho time when they could move with
their property into, nnd make selections nnd entries
of land in this lorntory. They entertain a favor
able opinion of tho country, nnd they will expect
tn l.n r,nv.,w,n.i ,n : ..-ui. .i.: r
every kind, nnd occunv such nortiona m. imi bo ln-
Cviirier, a paper that
thieve, from reliable au-
Z ZLl I" 3 n;Co;'eoCVl.u;yn thZ'
TerritifriWd ih. Solder. tZl woufd
hn, a to rc..,lnnr : .
nntiunal oriKin, full of the do
ulavery. liut, vemnvc the Miu
trirt it.nr. nnd Knnnn wo nre m
nor.ie ot J(c.1 Kepiihlicnns. in principal, f not in
. : - "j ...... ,i
deadliest hostility to
souri lino nnd res-
in riii.iis. nno ivntiHn. w nrn wn nM,,n.i M.;n I. .
scuieu ny ioi)acco-i,ianters. tor tho nroduet on of i
which staple the soil and climnto nre said I to be
woll adapted ; and Nebraska will almost ncecssnr-1
lit tnkft it Bllitnl rhfirnnlrt" nnrl nnmi.lAtlAi, - -. .1
n,i ,..!..: ...j
local institutions, from .Musouri. on which ii
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. ovmi tt vu mum iv uur-
U t nodi
ana nuraerod scarcely lc attention thnn the re
call marks of the (.pcakeis. It was a palpable cxliibi
His tiun of the iniquity of a schenio to doom to Slave
last rj a vast territory, stretching far away from MIs
ho "uri to tho llockv Mountnins, and from Texas to
the Briii.-h Possesions on tho north, and exceed
KntL inK territory nli the States now secured to free-
doni, cxcltudvo of California. It is by no means
wonderful that such a view so plainly exhibited
should have cnllcd forth remarks from the epoetin
tors, any thing but palatable to the conspirators
and their abettors; nnd very likoly tho quiet but
expressive remnrks of such wore quito us annoying
as tho denunciations from the stand. And we nre
charitably disposed to believe that it was this nn
rf noyanco that brought the editors rcforred to up to
the point of endeavoring to lie down the character
nnd extent of the meeting by eo grossly underrat
ing ing its numbers nnd its enthusiasm. One of them
went home nnd represented the nicotine as havin.'
but 1"0 or 20U in attendance; the other went over
to Ids ofiico nnd stated it at about dool.ln iht
i . r: t i . .. """""
At the great Anti-Nebraska mectinrr in Ibis
city, on the 22d, thero was nailed on ono of the
walls of tho room in which it was held, a larirc pic.
tore, on canvas, exhibiting tho relative size of the
portions of tho territory of the united States devo
ted to freedom and to slavery, nnd also that of the
territory embraced in the bill of Douglas, organiz
ing Kansas and Nebraska. The free territory was
white the slave territory was painted black and
iiiiu in uispuio a snnue Deiwcen tne two, emblem
ntical of the uncertainty of it. durine the pendency
of tho question before Congress, and before the
peoplo. Tho painting, we understand, was brought
,rom Cincinnati, where it was exhibited in like
Dmnno,r. nt 11,0 ""ting in which Mr. Rcemlin
maJe. I1" BreRt rph, and our friend Col. Cham-
wvta la IUHUI1. U661I.-.
This painting, at our meeting in Columbus,
seems to ham been exceedingly annoying to the
editors of the Statetman and of" the Plain Dealer.
neither of whom had sense enouch to hidn his
chnrgrin by saying nothing about it. And well
it might; for it was tho "obserwd ofallobsc'rvers.
FUN—OVER IN CARROLL.
the Legislature from Carroll, and cm
erat of soma nhiliiv tr 1 AiL;-. .1 ? .
h I sZow'asin,, 'r.
.ho r,m t f il,. .,r.,... a' ,1" aesiro
Xmrks ale brief clear and Jr I, ? e'I'n,'
" " f,.?., i ; d convlno'nK. tnke
" tU V 'd H'"m repor-
w" '" - 'IK 1 ll" -P""e follows :
7""", , r ' v ,Ut leH' ,Mi,.a """"K"
that t':n tu,n M.".''re ""i1;0 Yan. "rown-
A lato number of tho Carroll Free Press i.nn.
''J'"8 ''10 proceedings of a meeting held in that
(dace on tho 18th inst, for tho purpose of appoint
ing Delegates to the Anti-Douiilnss Nohraski
Stato Convention nt Columbus. Among the indi-
, " " " t. . . "I" . . "e V. e.r c"u .or 1 roe"
,.r .i.- r. " " , . . i ' ' v-"l"in
n n ...' bucii an nn-
- - i'iov-w iu mv mouon.
Itohnrr. won 1 mnm l .tn-n i n :H .1..
Mr. I .hAtrni(in-I n,n nr.nn..l 11.. .
..... -n . ,v iii mo premises.
y fon " t!n'uMrcn, th,s circuit. Kckloy will
" ' " " :oy rani like a nig.
w " us mm v, I'
nor me neither, tckley likes office; he has held
office, nnd had no right to. The people are fools
for letting him have office.
Lot mo tell you this, Eckley went to that abom
inable hot bed of fnnnytics, Leesburgli, and re
fused to drink any whiskey, then l.n H.;,i.
''r IIT7 UOII I 11KII IOni ftlilArrt
Koso township people that it was fhrht .
dram," when vou want it. Let me toll ., ,1.;.
VVo sent a fellow to l.e.liiir,.l, in i-.-. i..li .1
we coum caicn mm, put ne would not drink and
wciusiour troiii.te. lonloiind -ebrnka and the
Niggers too. This is the way the "dimicrats is"
to.be used up I We nre obligod to swallow it bo-
rt..tM- .... ',i , , , , ,
& '?,-JJnt"g r-T vi!
" . n rj P, 3 1 A 'i",Tilh lU, '"
"il,e": J l"'V' ,f b? thai ni
Bobert had acted us a dclezate. and that with
ii . n . , .. . .
iiere iiir. itrus n saiu n wns i:ii,a i
And the ora
tor too admitted it was a lie, and went on. I will
not nut (ion. l'iorce in such a "bad fix" as to allow
u.y iiouort to servo as a delegate.
Whereupon, Hubert, of cource, was exeused
The idea that such a selection would pluce the
Provident in a "bad fix." and the awful ,.,...uri;.,.
ty us to "What Oen. l'iorce would say," doubtless
had there full weight iu determining the action of
The remarks of "Messrs. Jliiinsey and Morrison,
are abio quite a treat, and during those dry times,
should be highly appreciated. Both of these
chaps doserve something handsome, if not on ac
count of there ability, certainly for thero democ
racy. We cordially commend them to the favora
ble consideration of the President.
A. 8. Ramsey, Kjq., rose and said, "I am in
favor of the Bill, I served a long lime in the
abolition pArty. and found it "would not pay
(tan. Pierce is in favor of the Kill, and I think the
only wriy to keep slavery out of theTerriiory South
of aft 30 is to put it in thcNnrth 30 80, spread it out
a good deal nnd thore won't be so much in a place.
At "innyrate," at present I am a "democrat and
know this is a test question at mescnt, and now
notify all concerned, that with the tri e fervor of a
formerly Iicolocoiied abolitionist, I Am for the
"All concerned" will please take notice.
BATTLE CREEK, March 27, 1854.
KK'.1- ' "-imtion!
What a aunimons to universal action wan tho
introduction into Congress of Douglas' Nebraska
Mil! It has furnished n peg fur every body that
could speak, to linng a speech upon.. Wherever I
go I find the people discussing it, and every paper
I take up is filled with reports of anti-Nebraska
meetings. It is a matter for congratulation thnt
something hat been found sufficiently powerful to
move not only the common pooplo, but the dry
bones of eonscrratism, thnt have been worshipped
as saintly relics. It does, however, seem strange,
thnt men w ho preached submission te the fugitive
law of 1KS0, should possess enough moral stamina
to be led to oppose tho extension of alavo territory
in 18ft I, nnd can only be accounted for by the fart
thnt the world doei move. But it is to be feared it
is not so much the iniquity of the Nebraska Lil
thnt has wo shocked the moral sensibilities of the
North, as the fact that its introduction And adop
tion is a violation of plighted faith not so much
thnt an infamous thing is proposed, as the remem
brance that slavery nnd its aoettors lied, when in
1850 they promised to keep quiet.
A violation or ri.iciiTiD rsiTii I ia the chungn
upon which many of tbe opponents of the bill
ring their opposition ; and they think it easier to
prove thi; than to show that tho oponing of Ne
braska to slave occupation ia worse than fifty other
things they freely consented to; and the wisdom
The hig platform of 1852 declares, " Wt depre'
all further Agitation of the question th
T"? f 185') MdS0"
"r ft"d w, 'U(n.n all effort, to
continue or renew such ac tntion. whenn-.r .b.r.
. . "
v'r, or however made." The Gthur Ttnltimnr.
platform is.to say tho least, equally explicit, for it
avers, The Democratic party will resist all at-
i " "--ik, in congress or out oi It. the
nRitntion of tho slavery question, under whatever
shape or color tho attempt may be wade." But of
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. .. .. " "V . uuim
"s ,orco t"e" P'dgB Wen Of,
i s . "
v.... nu....wv.Q utvj io mono wno relied unon
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them r They wore just as binding aa political
pledges and declarations generally are; worth,
perhaps though that is questionable ns much ns
the paper upon which they were written. Douglas
knew that the introduction of thn Nebraska bill
into Congress would not only renew the notation
of tho slavery question in that body, but out of it ;
and the supporters of the bill both in Congress and
out of Congress w hether Democrats or Whigs
wcro aware of the same, but when the interests of
the elavo power could be advanced by such viola
tion of plighted faith, and their own political pros
pects made brighter, they hesitated not to break
every piomiso they had mndo to tho people not to
agitate tho question. They probably thought that
the more odious violation of plighted faith con
templated by tho bill itself in the repeal of the Mis
souri compromise, would entirely cast into the shade
of forgetfulness, their perscn.il offences of the same
character. If Douglas and his aupportera were un
willing to keep silent, as they promised to do. why
did they not first confess they did wbaUy or wick
edly in giving eucn a plcdgo, tako it back, and
return to the people every consideration they ob
tuiiicd in exchange for it, nnd then agitato to their
hearts' content f The error is not so much in giv
ing n wrong pledge, believing it to be right, as to
suffer that plcdgo to stand after scoing it to he
wrong, nnd while refusing to fuilill it, rctoining ajl
you got iu exchange for it.
It is no wonder thnt eo much fault is found with
thoso who seek to repeal tho Missouri compromise,
nnd by so doing, cheat tho North out of tho pay it
got for consenting to it ; for it is not proposod that
by its repeal Missouri shall again become A terri
tory, and that a vote upon her admission into the
Union as a elavchoiding State should again bo
taken. Tho proposition to repenl u infnmous, and
it is regarded the moro so, bocause tho bargain has
stood, with its constitutionality unquestioned, for
more than thirty years. icoiiW be a curiuut and
interesting problem, lo decide jutl how murh profet
ltd abolitionisti hare ihenuchvt done lo bring about
such a tlate of thingt. Of course, the Disunionists
nre not here referred to, for they havo always in
sisted upon the doty of every opponent of slavery
iu ruiuuo giwng any pledge to support the inrtitu
lion, or having already givon it, that they shall nt
once repudiate it, and by withdrawing from the
government, refuse to receive the political consid
erauon tne oouth gave in exchange for it. But
thero nre many professed abolitionists who call such
a course " a do-nothing policy," and who continue
to plodge t'lomselvcs undorthe constitution to crush
the insurgent slave and to givelmck the flying fu
gitive, and then turn round and doclnre they will
not uo either ol these things, and did not intend to
when thoy made the promiso, which all know would
not have been mado if they could have secured the
political franchise without doing so. Should not
the compromises or the constitution be considered
fully as binding as tho Missouri Compromise f Is
u noi as great a violation or faith to refuse
redeem the pledges written out in the Con
stitution siXTY-rivi years ago, as those in the Mis
souri bill of thirty four years since f If slavery is
admitted into Nebraska, and the Missouri Compro-
uiino incrcuy Tioiuieu, win ii not be done by apply
ing to that compromise, the principles upon which
many of the Free Soilers base there justification of
their rolusual to carry out the compromises of the
Constitution wUle remaining members of the gov-
nmmanl f T T..- C.r 1 1. n . .1. 1 - r , . . .
" K"-i'"K0i sucn aoctriue
by them has led to the present posture of affuirs
judge ye. jj, S j
REPLY TO MR. BARRY.
You say "Mr. Hoover and myself nre Inclined.
like most other men, to magnify the importance of
the constitution." .Now we think it needs no mag-
niiyiug io auow that with Mr. Hoover's views of
the Constitution, no honest man can hold office in
tho Government. But you say you believe it ia anti-slavery.
Thon, unlike Mr. Hoover, the provis
ions of the Constitution are in harmony with your
leciuigs. nence we would expect to find you ac
lively engagod inculcating the justice of carrying
out its provisions for freedom. But you add, the
U. S. Government ia practically a pro-slavery Gov
ernment, hence every honest man is bound to be a
practical disunionist. But if so, it must be in vio
lation of t.Se Constitution ; and every "konut man
l-ouitrV lo bt Irut lo the organic law of the land,
in this case. You aay, because the provisions for
liberty are disregarded, it matters not to yon,
whether the Constitution be pro or anti-slavery.
But In this, how much do you diffor from the alave
holder f He ie a earolesa at rou cart affect to be
while enough will consent to allow the provisions
for liberty subvorted to meet the plan of dare
laws. But if the provisions for liberty were car
ried out, nn slaves of necessity would be free men .
men we should expect to see the indifference of
Mr. Barry, like that of the alavelioldor, disappear,
but for different reasons.
You say the Americnn people are wedded to
tonus ; in their eyes the Constitution is more aa
cred than justice. While it ie indispensable to a
nation's safety thnt ita citiicna should be a law'
loving and law-abiding people, it is also necessary
inai tney Know what it low. But if the Union
wero dissolved for no other reason than that the
provisions of the Constitution bad been departed
from, and that men North with men South acqui
esced in disregarding thorn, what security have we
that the newly formed Union and Constitution
would be abiding, or would not share the same fate
for the same reasons f
No law should be admitted to hold slavee, or for
oppression. Then take from the slaveholder his
legal right, and he believes you honest. But irive
him the law to hold his slave, and yet ask his free
dom, and he laughs you to scorn. Our being
wedded to forms Is a good reason, certainly, if it
can be without sacrifice of principle to adopt our
form to their prejudices, if we would win their
confidence. With their confidence we have the
co-operation ol the peoplo and the people are tbe
government. I love the Constitution I am wed
ded to it, perhapa. I love it because it providos
for a republican form of government because it
guarantees to nil the people without distinction ol
color, life, liberty, property and the pursuit of hap
pinesi. I love it for that in case of an insurrection
it would provide for the slove'e freodom. by mn-
preating tho Insurgent master. I am glad to hear
ot the people beginning to love it. I love it be.
cause I believe with you, that it ia an anti-slavery
document. Very respectfully. Ac..
JNO. D. COPELAND.
Columbiana, April 9, 1854.
AN INDIANA KIDNAPPER.
FREMONT, Steuben Co., Ia.
Edito or rm Bcoi.i Dear Sin Perhani
word or two would not be out of place In regard to
tne anti-slavery sentiment thnt exists in the north
I . uuius ui ine laws 01 our
fifl.lArn nnrl nf tn.nna C . . r
fould disgrace (he regione of darkness. But
there are many true and noblo hearted friends of
the slave here. Those who bid defiance to tho law
of 1850. They will feed the hungry, clothe the
naked, nnd give aid and comfort to the fugitive fly
ing to a land of liberty. Yet in our midst we have
those that will atoop to the lowest depths of deg
radation, and are guilty of acta that would make
the devil himself recoil. I speak especially of
an individual whose name is Madison Mns nf
Usland, Mcuben Co., who actually solicited the of
fice of United States Deputy Marshal, for the pur
pose of feasting his fiendish appetite upon the
liberty and property of one of the noblest and best
citiiens of Osland. He has been the meant of
causing to be arrested, Barry and Clark and F
Fox.who are hold to appear before the United States
District Court, in May next, to answer for doing
what God says all shall do, feed the hungry, and
clothe the naked. Tho inhabitants beret. ruuts are
exasperated to the highest pitch, against the mis
crcunt. Such conduct cannot be tolcrntcd in a
land professing so much liberty. But in fact there
is not a man in the United States who can say he is
master ot his own table. S. 5. Foster and lady
are expocica to lecture here in a few weeks.
Youre for liberty and equality,
R. C. STEWART.
FRIENDS IN MICHIGAN.
YIPSILANTI, 3d mo. 25th, 1854.
FaitND Marius : I will just say, that the Friond
of Michigan have sent a memorial to the Senate
and House of Representatives, acainst the No
brnska bill, from their Quarterly Meeting, held
near Adrian. They speak of the hill if adopted.
as being "a stain on the fair future of our country."
i wnu mem mey must be aware of the fact tha
this country s fame was not fnir. But on the con
trary it was known abroad as a slavcholding, slave
raising, and elavo breeding nation. They would
not heed my admonition, but sent it on without
correction. This they felt a ki nd nf nw..iiv a ArA
suppose, as a kind of peace offering, that they
- - w u
gut uppoar io me worm aa an anti-slnvorv soci
ety, and put at rest tho consciences of its members
lot in the course of the discussion on this man.i-
ono of our publio Friends said thnt the Society of
i m-iiua rnu noi an auonuon sooicty. I told them
was very much surprised to see the meeting go
ing into this measure, seeing we had concluded at
our last Quarterly Meeting that we could not open
our meeting nouses ror anti-slavery lectures. But
here we are now at the first meeting following, get
ting up anti-slavery lectures, (or at least anti-sla
very investigations,) for we would expect the
mmti. nf f1. .1 . i .
, ,,, tins memorial was
committed at H ashington, to sustain it by a lec
ture or speecn, and ir that member in consid
eration of our effort should foel it on hit mind to
make ui a friendly visit, and should propose to
give us an anti-slavery lecture, in the house from
whence the memorial eminated, we would be.under
the nocesity of telling him in the language of the
rule adopted at our lust meeting, that we could not
consistently open our meeting house to lecture in
on that subject. So that the language of one for
merly here would apply, via i that the measuring
ourselves by ourselves, we are not wise.
Auiueioriue cause or the oppressed and down
trodden, SAMUEL D. MOORE.
A friend writing from Mt Vernon, Iowa, saysi
v... :n l . ...
ucr nun iwq dollar, enclosed for th.
continuation of the Bugle. I am well pleased with
your paper. I don't patronize any but anti-slav-
ery paper, i have been fighting both publicly
and privately for the last twenty years, for freedom
live in the midst of Methodism, within .iht r
eierrn iueiuooisi preacnors, whose ears are stopped
-! J ... .
the cnot of the poor, and whoae mouths srw,.V
great awelling words. They appear to have plenty
time to fight the abolitionist, but no time to
fight slavery. I stand almost alone in this new
country. We greatly need help to fight the pro-
oiu.ury umrgj. a uey are iu greatest enemies we
hav. But my voice shall be heard .. lnnn i
am able to speak. AVe greatly need tome of your
t u ii. . l a . a i ..... '
m iruiu viit east, io inunaer trutn to these dark,
sectarian minds. The greatest victory they have
boast ol, it th privilege of calling me an infidel.
This is the greatest argument they ea advaoc.
THE EGGOCRACY—THE CHURCH.
Di Mamci: The anti-slavery cause la still
gaining ground In this north-western Ohio. Ste
phen and Abby have been here, and held a con
vention in the city of fountain. They have laid
a solid foundation during their a tny, and worked
exceedingly hard for the slave. All the noted ar
guments in defense of slavery, in fact, all the ar
guments that Stephen and Abby could not reply
to, were advanced under cover of darkness, in
the shape of eggs: while they journeyed from the
convention room to their resting place for the night.
I blush to write that such arguments have been used
within ten miles of my residence.and still more cha
grined Am I, when I reflect that they have been
used within five miles of any home, A prominent
member of the United Brethren church, (a church
of which I once was a member,) exhibited the
spirit of a mobocrnt and blackguard. But to the
honor of Center be it said, that they guarded Ste
phen and Abby Against the Bryan eggcri. Had
the Bryan imps thrown an egg that night, they no
doubt would bare been complimented with clubs,
brickbats and such other harder materials aa are
used in common fight. I do not approve of such
a measure to suppress mobs, for a non-rcsistnnt
cannot. But our liberty men are not all non-re
sistnnts, and hence they Armed themselves as above
statod and went before and cleared the way, while
thore was another crowd staid back and waited on
Stephen home to his place of rest.
Surely we are gaining ground, when such i
church at the M. E. church is trembling and quak
ing with fear. Since the Fosters lofr, the Ilev.
Albright hat come out of hit hiding place, into
his coward castle, and there exhibited modorn
method ist heroism, that led to piout lying, with
sanctimonious vengeance, that would not even
choke at comparing the leading abolition come
outert to Bustards, feeding on tbe rotten carcasses
of the church of God. Thus he declared, th
church of God corrupt, for the purpote of saving
the M. t.. church, of which ho wot a leading cir
cuit preacher. Tim therefore it methodist snlvn
tion at the exponse of her own character, Further,
this methodist Al bright, though rathor shady at
heart, and rotten at head, undertook to prove that
separation from the church on account of corrup
tion, wasonly making mutton worse. Thushe grave
ly laid i " buppose there are thieves, robbers and
murderers in the church, are there not many more
in the world T" Then he endeavored to thow hit
audience that a mnn must either be of the church,
or the world. Therefore he felt ture, if he could
only make out the church a little better then the
world, hit membert vould all tlay with him in the
church. So he tried hard. But all in rain' for hit
jetuitical effort only conduced many that the church
ttood teen below the world in morale. But before I
dismiss my brother, who I roally believe it a blind
leader of the blind, and therefore not to censurable
at if he could tee, suffer me to inform him, thnt
comeouter abolitionists separate themtelvet from
all pro-slavery churches, states or worlds (if he
prefer). Thut we occupy an anti-slavery position
omWsof all pro-tlavry churchet,, worldt, heavent,
hellt, God or Devilt, and wt do not consider it
coming out at all, to leave a pro-slavery world, and
enter a prc-slavery church or heaven, at our friend
would have it. For our motto is, ' No onion with
slaveholder!," and now we hope our friend will
hearken to the voice of God before he again comes
to our village to teach, and "come out of her,"
lest he be partaker of her tint and meet with
her plaguet." Last and wortt of all, our friend
consoles himself "that God it with us," (the
church,) "we still bsre revivals," k). 01 yes,
thought I. Then Micah'e words, 30th, 9-10-11-12
foil on my fart, and I really felt like saying pub
licly, Hear thit I pray you, Brother Albright ; ye I
heads of the American churches, and princes of
the tinted States, that abhor judgment and per
vert all equity, that build up American churohes
with blood, and the United States with iniquity;
your headt thereof, judgo for reward, and your
prieslt thereof teach for hire, and your prophets
thereof divine for monoy ; yot will ye lean upon
the Lord and say, it not the Lotd among ui? no
evil can come upon ui. Therefore shall tho
American churches for your sakes bo plowed as
field by abolitionists, with tho abolition plow of
truth, until all the foul weeds of slavery are utter
A. P. BOWMAN.
FARMER, O., April 1st. 1854.
LETTER EROM LAKE COUNTY, OHIO.
MADISON, April 2d, 1854.
Fbiind Robinsons Having had some experience
lately touching upon the Anti-Slavery Reform in
its bearing! on the American Colonisation effort,
and being etrongly urged by frionds to send o
briof report of their experience to you for publica
tion, I have conoluded to yield to the request, hop
irg that it mny yield souio good in furthering the
great endt of the anti-slavery movoment.
Tbore are many who feel antipathy against our
anti-slavery men because thoy at a body op
pose the colonisation movement. My experience
wat with one of the other class, who was a publio
advocate of th colonisation scheme. His whole
effort in the three lecture I heard him deliver.
wat mainly directed against the advocates of free
dom to the slave. He appealed very successfully
the popular prejudices of the formal church, by
endeavoring to portray tbe anti-slavery movement
purely atheistical and anti-christian. The lec
tures were applauded very highly by th advocate
orthodoxy at unanswerable
Seeing the unqualified approbation bestowed on
man for hi course of proceed uTe, in exposing
the anti-slavery movement to ridicule, endeavoring
thow the totally ineffective meant which had
been adopted, the total failure to thut better the
condition of the slave, presenting hi only rescue
irom oppression, lilt transportation to Africa. I
wat provoked to meet him in discussion, because
presented an excellent opportunity to expose the
popular religion or the Age at purely atheistical.
brief report of thit discussion it what I wish to
preseut for publication.
The fuudamental argument or apolygy for the
American colonisation socioty, wat founded on a
natural prejudice existing among tho whites,
againat the blacks. In accommodation to this
prejudice our government wat established. The
best government for the whitet, but the blacks
were not included a partaker of ita benefit or
sharers of itt defence. In correspondence with
thit faot the eonttitution of our government wat
formed. On whol lecture was dolirered proving
pro-tlavery nature, and all those who would
hav detested such an effort by Mr. and Mrs. Foo
ter, pronounced the argument for thit end per
fectly unanswerable. They all consented to the
position at proved that the eonttitution wat a pro
tlavery document, in no way designed for th pro
tection of th interests of th colored man, but on
contrary pointing to him a a alav. Conse
quently there vu no bop ef freedom to the slave.
only on the ground of thn alteration of the Cons
titution, and every attempt te thit end would be
Such being the actual stale of things In thit
country, the slave must nf course dcspttlt of hope,
and the free blacks must submit to the embarrass
ments by the lost of his natural rights, and hear
ignominy and contempt at hie lot. To look te oar
government for protection was in vain, and hit
only hope was to flee from our free ihortt, and
seek a government of his own in Africa.
He endeavored to prove by the past that nothing
had been done by the anti-slavery society, for the
removal of this natural prejudice that every
effort to elevate the black man to A level with the"
whito man was perfuutly abortive ; that the dis
tinction of tho races wnt perfectly natural and
could not bo obliterated. It was a necessary evil
that the white man would exorcise unjust suprem
acy over the black man. Thus equality in the
racet social and political, wat a natural Impossi
bility. The efforts made by our most promiuent anti
slavery tuon, wore exhibited as purely athciatiral.
and cultivated a spirit of rebellion against all
government, and the final results would be such
appalling scents at tho French Revolution pre
Thit retort upon anti-alavory men at no govern
mcnt men, desiring to promote An atheistical infi
del sentiment in society, thut exhibiting tne evil
tendencict of such sentiments of human equality,
on the doctrine of liberty and equality to all men,
independent of colors, I answered, taking the mob
up on hit own grounds, and by hit ewn argument
proving tbe athcitin of the church,
Answer, If I understand my friend rightly, lit)
regards a natural prejudice at the insurmountable
obstacle, in th way of th protection of th nat
ural rights of the colored men in thit country.-
Thnt in consequence of this distinction of eolor,
no social or political equality between th tw
race can be produced, and thererore all effort to
produce such equality must be abortive. Owing to
this prejudice, no anti-slavery effort, no arguments
in Congress, no efforts to redress the wront- of the
colored man can be of any avail, and hence hi
Inst resort for protection and liberty must b te
seek a government of hi own across the water
I the mighty deep, where th white man will not
In answer to thit position of the impossibility
of producing eocinl or political equality, and thus
cnusing th colored man to feel nt home in our
called Free country, I ask in the first place, what
it the nature of Christianity in accordance with
the opinions of itt professed advocates f What it
it designod to Accomplish when carried out f On
great end of Christianity, according to the admis
sion of its friends, is to produce harmony and
peace omong men. The tong of the nngelt at
Christ's first advent was, "Glory to God in th
highest. On earth jteact and good well to men."
How can this blessed sentiment be realised when
man exercises unjust supremacy over hit frllow
man when prejudice on account of color i
allowed to exist, and to furnish an excuse for man
to rob hit fellow mnn of hit dearest rights, even
of liberty itself, and make him a mere chattl. a
thing of naught, a menial servant?
Again, the groat law of Christianity is this i
"Thou shalt love thy neighbor at thyself." N'e
distinction of color is hsr impressed or implied, '
and by the carrying out of this law in society!
perfect equality betwen th whites and the black
will be the result. The rich and the poor, th
learned and the ignorant, the white mnn and th
black man will meet on a perfect lerol, and no dis
tinction by outward circumstances will hindor thi
social equality. Equality then in the light of th
great law of Christianity, constituting its chief es
sence, is itt ultimate oxalted And glorious end.
Again, the golden rule "Do unto otbert at ye
would thnt others would do unto you," is an in
junction involving the s.vno equality. This carried
out, and the same noble results will follow, and it
it the prime essence of Christianity to produce
this beautiful and consistent equality, and when it
fails in this end, it fails in accomplishing the great
end God has designed through it.
In the light of the above dolineation we will
examine our friend't position. He snyt that a
natural prejudice of the whites towards the blacks
furnishes an unsurmountable barrier to the pro
duction of perfect equality between the two races,
and thit prejudice boing natural cannot be extin
guished. It is in vain to attempt it. The protec
tion of our government is designod for tho white
and not for the blacks. Our constitution is pro
slavery, arising from this natural distinction of
tbe two races. It cannot be altered to At to pro
duct tocinl or political equality to the black man,
because of the cxistenco of thit prejudice. No
power is sufficient to obviate the difficulty, and th
only true expedient to the unfortunate race that
hat fallen victim to tho tad results of cruel preju
dice it to flee from th more powerful and seek
relief in a different clime. Christianity says,
Thou shalt love thy neighbor at thyself." My
friend tayt, owing to a natural prejudice against
color, an obedience to this law it impossible. Th
angels cried, " peace on earth, good will to men."
My friend says, peace on earth and good will to
men cannot be as long as men are distinguished
by different colors 1 and different color will al
ways exist, therefore, the song of the angels will
never be realised. Christianity says, Do onto
others a ye would that other would do unto you."
My friend say, thi injunction will do to b ap
plied to white in thoir social relations, but thi
equalizing law of love cannot be carried out by
the whitet in their relation! to the blacks, because
their natural prejudice against colerl
According thon to my friend' position, a prac
tical exhibition of Christianity it impossible, owing
a natural prejudice existing in the white
against color! Christian influence and society
must die 1 It is weak and powerless. It must
necessarily fail in the great end of it mission.
God' purpose through it are frustrated, or ia
other words He cannot make Hie plan accomplish
what he would. He is forced to give it up at im
becile, and human tolfishnest must finally triumph
over divine efficiency I Or the plan of obristiauity
it the best that could be adopted ; but aloe, there
is no power to enforce it I God ha adopted
wit plan, but he it destitute of divine power to
carry it into effect I Tbit teemt very muob like a
Christianity without a God, or an atheittical ckrltt
ianity. A God that It forced to yield to Unite
causes, tuch at human prejudice, at overpowering
hit di vine efficiency, it no God. A God that ean
not eause equality to triumph .in spite of bumn
selfishness, is not worthy nf the appellation of a
supreme being. He is impotent, yea mpr impo
tent than finite muu I and at tuch it not worthy of
our worship or our adoration. I should bar but
little choice between the idol gods of tbe heathen,
and such a God. But such is th God of pxj
friend, and uh is the Uod of thut church that