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PETITION TO CONGRESS FROM THE
Mr. 8hielis last week, presented to the United
Ktate Senate, a petition, sgne 1 by 13,000 believer
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cpimuai mnniicstatluns. After briefly recap
itulating tho content of tlio memorial, Mr. S.
I have now given a faithful synopsis of this peti
tion, winch, however unprecedented in itself, linn
-iii irep.-reu wmi smguinrability, ru-esoiitine the
uujert with grent delicacy ami moderation. I
make it a rolo to present nny petition to tho Sennte
which in respectful in it terms, hut having dis-
charged thin duty. I niny he permitted to nny that
the pfcvnlonco of this delusion nt this niro nf the
worhl, among nny considerable portion of our citi-
ions, must originate, in my opinion, in a defective
of education, or in a partiul derangement
the mental faeulties. tirnrlucrd h ii;nr.l
condition oi tho physical organisation. I cannot,
viicrciore, iionovo that it prevails to the exteut in
dicated iu this petition.
Different ago of the world have had their pecu
liar (Iclllhi MIS,
Alchemy occupied the attention of eminent men
for scvernl centuries, but thoro wns someiliinir sulx
limo in alchemy. The philosyihnr's stone, or the
transmutation of b.iso metals 'into gold, the tlixir
ride or "water of life," which would nrcservo
youth and health, and prevent old nge, decay nnd
death, wero blessings which alchemy nought to
discover by pcrsorvntiee nnd pietr. Roger Bacon,
ono of the greatest nlchemists miti i greatest men of
the 13th centurv. while soarching for tho pliiloso-
phor's stono, discovered the tolcseono, burning
glasses and gunpowder. The prosocution of that
delusion led, therefore, to a number of useful dis
coveries. In the sixteenth century flourished Cornelius
Agrinna, alchemist, astrologer nnd magician, one i
of the greatest professors of hermetic philos -
ophy that ever lived, lie had all the spirits of
the nir and demons of tho earth under his com-
Paulus Joviou says that the devil, in the the
ehapo of a largo black dog, attended Aggripa
yheisever he went.
thoina Nash says, at tho rerpiost of Lord Sur
tey, Kramun and other loarncl men, Agrippa call-!
e i up iioin iiiu jr.nc several oi tliegre.it pliiloso-
fliers oi aiitiiiiitv ; among others, fully, w horn
io caused to redeliver his celebrated ornlion for
Roseius. To please tho Emperor, Charles t!;c
Fourth, ho summoned Kiltie Ihivid and Kinir Solo-
mon from tho tomb, nnd tlio Kmneror conversed
with them long upon tho science of Government.
This was a glorious exhibition of spiritual power :
with the insiirnilicnnt manifestations of j
the present day. I will pass over the celebrated I,
for the purpose of making allusion to
an Englishman with whose veracious history every
one ought to make himself acquainted.
ftresa in the taiismanic invsturies that he acquired ,
in tiie sixteentn ccuiury ir. l'ce innle such pro-
ample power to hold laminar conversation with spir-
its and anijols and to learn from them all the secrets !
ample power to hold familiar conversation with spir-
of the universe. Oil one occasion tho Aneel Uriel !
cave him a black crystal of a convex form, which '
he had only to gaio'upon intently, and by a strong ;
of the will, he could summon any spirit ho
wished to reveal to him the secrets of futurity,
Iee, in his veracious diary, says that one day
whilo he was sitting with Albertus Lnski, a Polish j
uoblemcn, there seemed to come out of the Oratory ;
a spiritual creature like a pretty girl of seven or
nine years of age, with her hair rolled up before
rnd hanging down behind, with a gown of silk of ,
rhanireati c red and creen. and with a train : sho i
seemed to play up and down, and to go out and in j
behind tho books, and as she seemed to go bo-icvlfy
tween them the books displaced themselves and
way for bcr. This I call a spiritual mani-1
testation of the most interesting and fascinating
kind, liven the books folt the fascinating influence '
this spiritual creature, for they displaced them-!
selves and mado way for hor. Edward Kelley, an
Irishman, who was present, and who witnessed ,
this beautiful apparatiun, verifies the Doctor's .
statement; therefore it would be unreasonable to
a story so well attested, particularly when
the witness was an Irishman. I Laughter.!
loctor Pee was tho dUtinguised favorite of
Kings and Queens a proof that spiritual science
was held in high repute in the good old age of
Hut of all the professors of occult sciooce, Ler
metk) philosophy or spiritualism, the Kosicurcians
were tlio most exalted and refine. 1, w ith them the
possession of the philosopher's stouo was fo be the
means of health and happiness, an instrument by
which man could command the services of superior
beings, controll tho elements, defy tho abstractions
of time nnd space, and ucquiro the most intimate
knowledge of nil the secrets of the Uuivorse. There
were objects worth struggling for.
Among the modern professors of spiritualism,
Sigliostro was tho most justly celebrated. In
Paris bis snloons were throneed with the rich and
noble. To old Indies he sold beauty that would
endure for centuries ; and his charming Countess
gnined immenso wealth by granting attending
sylns to such ladies ns were rich enougli to pay for
service. Tho "Biographe des Con tern pores" ;
a work which our prctcnt mediums ought to eon-
suit with enre save there wns hardly a fine lady
in Paris who would not sup with the shade of
Lucretius in tho appartiuonts of Cugliostro.
There was not a military officer who would not
lary oncer wno would no
with Alexander, Hunnilm
ito or counsellor who would
with tl.o ghost of Cicero.
liscuss the art of war
orCiosar; or an advocate
not argue leeal points
Allege were spiritual mnnilcstutious worth n:iv
log fjr, and all our degenerate mediums woufd
have to hide their diminished heads in tho presence
nf Caglioslro. It would bo a curious inquiry to
follow this occult science through all its phases of
mineral magnetism, Ac, until w e reach the present
1 itest and sluweit phase of nil spiritual manifesta
tion ; hut I havo said enough to show the truth of
Ilurko s beautiful aphorism,
uupes ts as inexhaustible as
Tins spooe'.i was listened to with much attention;
but frequently interrupted by laughter,
Mr. Wellor Vi hat d(
does the Seuator propose to
!t with the petition f
Mr. l'ettit Lot it bo referred to the three thou
sand clergyman. Laughter.
Mr. Wellcr I suggest that it lie referred to the
Committee on Foreign Relations. Laughter.
Mr. Shield I am willing to agree to the refer
ence. Mr. Wcller It may he that w may have to
entor into foreign relations with these spirits.
Langhter. If so.it is a proper subject for the
consideration of that committee. It may be ne
cessary to ascertain whether or not Americans,
when they leave this world, lose their citiionshin,
It may be expedient that all these grave questions
should be ronsidored hy the Committee on roreign
Relations, of which I am an humble member. J
move its reference to that committee.
Mr. Mason I really think it has been made
manifest by the honorable Senator who hns pres
ented the petition thut he has gone, further into
the subject than any of us, and thnt his capacity
to cluuithtto it is greater than that of any other
Senator. I would therefore suggested to him thnt
it should either go to a select Committee on his
motion, or he refer rod to the Committee on Military
Affairs, of which he is Chairman. Certainly the
Committee on Foreign Relations have nothing to
do with it. Perhaps it would bo better to allow
the petition to lie on the table.
Mr. Shields This is an important subject, and
should uot be sneered away in this manner.
( Laughusr I was willing to agree to the motion
of the Senator from California, but I do not wish
to sond the petition to the Committee on Forcigu
Relations unless the Chairman of that Committeo
is pesfeetly satisfied that he can do the subject jus
tice. I had thought of proposiug to refer the mat
tar io tho Committee on Post Office and Post
lload, because there may be a possibility of es-
tulilisiug a snintusl telegrapii neiween uia uiuionui
and the spiritual world. Laughter.
Mr. Miuoti I move that the petition lie up an
h (alio. Agreed to.
A fucitLiui slar. who had " footed it" all the way
frvm t'haelasuai, S, C to New Bedford, was " ex
pressed," thenos to Boston by Col. Hatch, on Mon-
.ay, ftpf Uieu took tut "jiiiiurgrouuu lur vunaua,
- Qerrit Smith announces that Dr. Beaumont, of
,1.1.1 tins iininum litnrt fWmilv. of iIimi wbioh he
fWttJ, and which lived ia Washington.
i snow the truth ol
credulity of j
the invention of
From the Columbian.
THE CONVENTION AT CINCINNATI.
T'' Anti-Slavpry men nnd women who have so
''."'I? nn'.' 10 assiduously lahorcd in the orgnniin
aVstem thin which is commemorated hy those anniversa
ry I rios, were on hand, with Iheir usual senl and earn-
!nn old man, entirely unlearned, who could hardly!
"peak tlio Knglitli language intelligibly; but
whose simple narrative of tho wrongs of Slnvory
'h his own case, riveted nil nttcution, nnd effected
hearts. Ilo was stolon from Africa when a
jjoo'ig man, nnd brought to Charleston, S. C.:!
whence, after a great varioty of experiences and :
several masters, under the operation of laws thatl
havo no recognition of tho rights of the blnck man,
jWi9 cheated out of it. Tho fourth time, by the '
"id of some whito men who had learned his strug-
expressed it. which moved and melted the heart of
. Greenwood Hall, crowded to its utmost capa
mnde ciJ'i contained but a small part, apparently, of
those who crowded to tho evening nieetings. Tho
Gorman clement, for the first time, to our obscrva
of tion. formed a considerable portion of the audience
showing that tho recent Native American and
pro-slavery demonstrations of the party to w hich
'hey have heretofore leen chiefly attached, hns
oyer-reaciicd itscll ; and that tho intelleligent fro
doubt loigncre in our country aro to bo no longer deluded
. Wc Md the pleasure of attending the Convert
tion nt Cincinnati, Inst week, the second day of
hi siuing. 11 true a Convention of great intercut,
and must hsve been productive of great good, in
disseminating important truth, and nivinir a new
nnr.ui.ie to the sentiments and action which nre to
redeem our country from the grent evil nnd gignn-
unwonted interest was mamicst among large clas-
ises who have heretofore given no attention to the
'movement of Anti-Slavery men. We have never
j heforo heen so woll convinced of the universal hold
i which the Anti-iSlnvcry cause has taken, of all
I clauses nnd trades of Society.
estness, their eouiitcnances heaming with unwonted
delight nt the unusual interest of Iho multitudes
about them. They were successful in culling to
their aid some of the best talent in Ami Sluvcrv
field. Hut the best of all. was the united purpose
iu wo iiiiigeniiy, nnu altogether, lor tlio lurthor-
nncc of tho common cause, unrestrained nnd un-
! disturbed hy any known or imagined differences
f opiuion, and such perfect freedom of expression
on controvcrtod points with an entire abscence of
jealousy or crimination of motives, we never before
witnessed. C. C. Burleigh's and Luey Stone's
assaults upon tho Constitution, for its pro-slavery
features, were applauded by one moiety of tlio
g'ont assembly, without a hiss or token of impa-
mmce irom mo ouier siuo wnue rrcueriCK Aiiu-
5 hiss' dolincntions of ill Anti-Slavery features
rew forth npphiuse as loud from one side and tol
erance as perfect from tho other. The shafts wore
nil aimed at actual American slavery, however and
wherever it exists ; and tho purnoso was its over
throw, however and whenever it can be effected,
'he speakers had a higher purpose than to wrangle
jnlout tlio origiu of it, whilo the practical question of
its remedy is pending.
e have seldom heard a more eloquent speech,
or masterly argument, than that of Douglass, Wed
nesday evening, mainly in defence of the designs
and the work of the founders of the constitution.
Luey Stono's speech, the snino evening, on tho
,K nuini ciuiracicr oi American Slavery, was a
scarcely less interesting specimen of n high nppro-l
'cintioii of wrong, and indignant robukc ol tho tol-i
Hut altogether the most effective nnd heart mov-
i'ng speech we heard, was that of a noor African.
"nr,siiips, no was iiiKon to grand uull, .Mississippi i
where, by extra labor, after rendering tho usual :
service oi a siave io ins master, ho had ,hkt fii
earned the means of purchasing his freedom, but
service of a slave to his master, ho had four d'ij
three tunes, by tho rascality or misfortunes of his
glcs for freedom nnd befriended him, he succeeded .
1,1 obtaining free papers, nnd hastened hitherwnrd
10 li? his old bones in a land nt least nominally
iree. inc nnrrative cxniiuied a thirst lor freedom,
a purpose, cherished for long years, under the
t niscoiirngcing circumstances, of dying free,
i "dicdin hie minutes after being free," as ho
"0 uica in m c minutes alter beine free. " as ho
by the hollow cry of Vemocracu. when tho sub'
stance of that very essential and excellent princi
ple is totally wanting.
JOHN MITCHEL IN A WAY TO BE REWARDED.
From the following it tccrus, Mr. John Mitchells
in a fair way to obtain his plantation, aud its coy.
eted stock of fut negroes. IVe presume it will not
be material to him whether it is located in Louisi
ana or Alabama. He published the follow ing cor
respondence and resolutions in his Citizen of the
ISth inst. Like that of all young lovers, Mr.
Mitchol's love for the Union is most ardent.
JOHN MITCHEL IN A WAY TO BE REWARDED. COMPLIMENT FROM THE LEGISLATURE OF LOUISIANA-
From the Citizen, April 15.
,0 decline the publication of complimentary ad
tneir dresses to the Kditor, wo cannct deny ourselves the
Although it is our eencral practice in tlm CUh
pleasure ot giving the following correspondence to
iour readers. Wo beliovo it will give satisfaction to
,our friends, as it has becnn source of prido to us.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, March 30, 1854.
Sin: The undersigned havo been nppointc
!j0ii,t Committee, on tho part of tho Senate
luoof representatives of the Statoof Louisi
to transmit to you tho accompanying rcsoluti
Sin: The undersigned havo been appointed a
vou ino aceoinnanvinir resn niinna
unnniuiousiy adopted ty both branches of the Gen
Iu the performance of this agreeable duty, and
in conveying to you the sentiments which originated
and led to their adoption with such entirsunauimitv,
we beg lenie to say, thnt whilo we cherish tho
warmest sympathy for all who have made natriotic
Bttcritiee for the emancipation of a nation from po
ints lilicB tyranny and oppression, and are ever ready
!i0 receive them to nnr him... I..n.i. .1.. i: '
erul Assembly of the Suite of Louisiana, in adopt
ing these resolutions, have been nctuated mainly by
a high sense of your enlightened nnd just politicul
f)riuciies, ns iqtpciaiiy iiiuicnicu oy your able do
encc, in the midst of fanatical opposition, of those
great constitutional rights, nnu those national and
fraternal sentiments, which are calculated to unite
and harmonise the diversified interests of the coun
try, and to cement the union of these States, on
tlio perpetuity ot which repose the highest hopes
and dearest interests of mankind.
With these views nnd feelings, in the discharge
of the duties assigned us, in the name of the people
of the State of Louisiana, we invito you to the
freodoin and hospitalities of our cnnitul. and avail
ourselves of the occasion to add the expression of
our iudividual consideration and respect.
M. Rvam, Committee on the part of
a. vj. x'cikissr, ) tne sonaio.
F. H. Hat h, ) r ...
Gro. C. McWiioaiER, C"x"ml 09 on Pa,rt
I. Corcoran, of ,,,e ,loUB of 'tT
To Mr. John Mitlukl, Editor of tho Citizen, Now
RESOLUTION INVITING JOHN MITCHEL TO THE SEAT OF
GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE.
Reolrr. It tht Senate and House o f Iiroresenla-
tire of the State of iMuiaiuaa, in General Anaemlily
eonrenea'. That tlio distinguished patriot and exile,
John Mm im., in consideration of his exalted char
actor, his pre-eminent ability, and just and ex-
imiiucii iiiiiioniii Bnnuiiii'iiin, ns particularly exem
plified ill his late letter on the subjoct of Southern
institutions, be, and is hereby, invited to the Scat
of Government of this State,
Be it further Resolved, etc., thnt a committee of
two members on the part of the House, be, and they
are hereby appointed, to transmit a copy of these
resolutions to Joun Mitcuei..
Jno. M. Sandidoe,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Rouekt C. Wick li rrt,
President pro ten. of the Senate,
Approved March 10, 18:24.
P. 0. IIeriiert,
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
MR. MITCHEL'S REPLY.
To the Juini Committee of the Senate and Burnt
llepreientatiret of Louitiuna I
NEW YORK, April 7, 1854.
Gentlemen t Your very kind and courteous lottof
has just been received, enclosing a resolution of
th Legislature, which extends to me the distiru
lature, which extend to me the diniit -
jguUheJ honor of an imitation to the hospitalities!
hood, the United Stntcs has been a sacred Unity
one "d indivisiblc-tho completes!, grandest achicv
compared jnont nnd monument of the wit nnd courage of Man
in modern times. The ndmirntion became a pas
Pnraeelsus, "'on ; and tho pasoion led mo far, and cost me dear:
hut the dearer it has cost mo, the more jealously
nnd proudly I cherish now my aid faith and hope ;
I beg, gentlemen, that you will convey to both
Houses of the Legislature my warmest acknow
efl'ort lodgements of their goodness: and assure them
that I shall endeavor, nt an CBrly day, to avail my-
nf your State capital. It is indeed a distinction
wholly unexpected, and I four hardly merited ; hut
it were affectation to deny that it has given me the
keenest pleasure, and will always be remembered
My warmest thanks are especially due for this
high and authoritative recognition of the cause of
Irish nationality, for which cause I, as well as many
better men, have for years endured the most curious
refinements of malignant vengeance at the hands
of our country's enenfier. And now that the
corrupt rarlinmrnt, Press and Administration of
r.ngland are eagerly heaping deadly insults and
calumnies upon the names of their intended vic
tims, it is, to mo at least, much more than a com
pensation that I am addressed with fraternal re
spect, and my hand is grasped in friendship by a
higher nnd prouder nice of freemen than Europe
has known for two thousand years.
Tho course w hich I hnvo taken as a journalist,
on some questions of vital public interest, and
which has had tho good fortune to meet with the
marked npprovnl of tho Legislature of Louisiana,
was dictated hy my own long-settled opinions and
feelings. Tlio ungenerous imputation which has
been mado that I took that course in ordor to
court and flatter tlio South at the expense of the
the North tho North whore I have made my home
must, to Southerners, appear irrational enough.
And even those who make such a charge must
themselves disbelieve it, for obvious reasons. In
truth I took no thoueht of South or of North at all
of sectional interests or geographical parallels of
liiuiuuej uui un n great qcsiion oi social poiuy
arising for discussion, I felt myself entitled, and
indeed bound (bavins undertaken to conduct a
journal at nil), to deal with the tame plainly and
iMui-i'ciMii-im y, ji niy conclusions unier irom
thoso of several politicians, orators and philoso
phers of theso rnrts. Dcrhnrs it is becauso I have
drawn mine from some considerable study of his-
iorj nnu pontic in nncieni nnu moaern nines, ana
not exclusively from the papers of Old Kngland
the lecturers of Now Kngland, and the Oospol ac
cording to the apostles of " Progress." Once for
all, I refuse to believe that human wisdom nnd
virtue were born about the beginnins of the nine
teenth century were cradled in Kxeter Hall
wero suckled, like tho twins of Hhea Silvia, by a
sl.o-wolf (or strong-minded fcinnlc) and have
readied their highest dcvelopement and bright.
- """' moss'iining in n vinrrisoniun oi
"oston, howling against tho I uion, as a dog bays
You will not condemn nor wonder nt the teal of
stranger nnd a rcfuirce for flint Union. In ni
enso it is not unnatural. To mo. from my chil
now w ncii tno banner 1 gnxed on so long Irom
hopeless distance, with " the desire of the moth
for tho star, gleams nnd waves above me at last.
Ma if tht ctjfourt nf Gud't loir he torn atimder ere the
Striiieinf that maitttir banner I
self of thoir invilnlion, nnd visit Ilnton Kogue.
v nn sentiments ol high consideration, I have the
honor to be your obedient servant,
LETTER FROM MRS. FOSTER.
LEXINGTON, Ind., April 16, 1854.
Dear Friend: I am now in the neighborhood in
which Asa llavis formerly lived. His most inti
mate frioud, William Horn, still lives here. He is
a most excellent man. One whom even his ene
mies cau accuse of nothing worse than too large
a soul and too luminous a mind.
It is nearly three weeks since Stephen left for
homo. I remain till it is time to go to the Annual
Meeting in New York, Our success in this State
is far greater than was thnt in Michigan, The
number of papers subscribed forand the amount
nf money contributed is somo index to the state of
feeling. Somen hero about $180, hove been contri
buted nnd about seventy subscribers for nnti-slave.
ry papers obtained. Yet Stephen was here only
about three weeks and I have boon here about six
or seven. Tho prosecution of three among the
best citizens of this section of the Stntecoutributcs,
undoubtedly, very much to the readiness of the
people to receive our ultra doctrines. But the ab
sence of that spurious, but conscience soothing
heresy, called Free Soil politics, has in my opinion,
much more effect. Give me thoso sections of the
country iu which the slave's causo has never been
advocated, in prcforence to those in which self-seeking
demagogues and greedy priests have combined,
ns they always do in all miscalled nntishivery poli.
ticnl parties, to lend the peoplo into the qungmires
of a worse condition than thnt from which thev
have cnnie out. Yes we have got to clear the
ground of this moderate drinking of the slaves
blood, boforo we can reach the sots.
Yours truly, A. K. FOSTF.R.
HOW IT WORKS.
Friend Marics: Perhaps tho readers of the
Bugle would bo interested in hearing the result of
tho liquor destruction in Winchester, by the women.
Woll, first it was applauded by the-substantial and
respectable citizens of Winchester in a public
meeting. Second, a largo majority of the people
of Randolph, including the drinking ones, think
the women did right. It is astouishing, the senti
ment which fuvors the act. Third, Pngo, who had
his door and wir.dows hewn to pieces, and lost soy.
oral hundred dollars' worth of liquors, cannot find
a lawyer, officer, court or jury to aid him in prose
cuting the women w ho did the good work, or the
men who cheered them on. The grand jury and
court of common ploas, for Randolph, have heen
in session and are adjourned, and poor Page could
not got anything done for him. Whon the super
barbarian fugitive law was passed hy Congress, we
mot and resolved that an officer for executing that
perfidious act eould not live in our county, and no
one has ever dared receive the office in Randolph.
The women are now resolving that no liquor seller
onn live in the county and the rumsollers are
Innding up the poison and leaving fur inoro favor,
A vote of thanks to the women was presented at
the election in our township, which was signed by
all present but three two drunkards and a H'es
The minister, poor fellow, was ill treated. He
was asked to sign whon but few names had been
signed. Had it been presented fo him when the
names stretched over three feet of pnper, be would
have signed. Those who circulate petitions mus'
always go to the minister lust.
The Methodist minister in Winchester opposed
the move until he came Into the mooting, and saw
the ichole curreut sweeping in its favor, when ho
immediately turned over.
Fifteen years ago this county was a drunken,
kidnapping place. A whole Methodist meeting
turned out on Sunday with clubs, guns and pistols,
to kidunp two poor women. One Methodist min
ister preached in one end of bis house t his bro
ther kidnapping Methodists, while they had a
fugitive tied in the other end of the house. Anti
slavery locturen were mobbed and burned in eflk'v.
l Then every man but one in Winchester was a
Methodist. Our comity wat thoroughly evangel)
cal, and preaching was a profitable and easy busi
ness. Now our county cannot support a minister.
The Methodists have to take funds out of their
book concern, and send a misrionary to Randolph.
What fort If it Is to convert a back to such
Christianity as we had when Methodists shaped
the sentiments and actions of our people, God for
bid the conversion. A t Sam Weller say s, " It can't
be done, while our present population remain
And if those who are termed infidels are to have
the shaping of the sentiment in Randolph, they
will entail a better population; who will not give
siiriiuai rooi io one single corrupting rungus, such
as drunkerics, fugitive laws and the like.
Marius, your readers have a pretty fair idea, no
doubt, of the present condition of Randolph ; but
the half is not told of it degradation and inhu
manity in its old evangelical days.
Yours for whatever will make man wiser or
better, whatever it may be called.
J. P. DAVIS.
JAMES W. WALKER.
A brother's spirit has " passed on," and I am
happy, lit is happy, and I give him joy of his
We hare each our individual attractions. To
sir, so it was, that there were not four men beside
in the wido world, the sudden departure of one of
whom could have bad power to take such bold of
me, not to become sc much an event in my exist
ence. And the other three are scattered full many
a thousand miles over land and sea. So my own
heart's brother, has gone where I wish to go
gone to an ctornal Love, and to be one I
Doubtless many causes united to drain tho life
current from his system, nnd waste it to its final
ebbing. But not all feci, how greatly his long,
continued and crushing labors In the Anti-Slavery
cause, contributed to the result. What a sad sac
rifice, fur the sin of the master, and the wo of the
sluvel How wrong to make that atonement!
Such a man ought not so to break through all,
even to tearing himself from this sphere, to reach
his destiny in the Immortal Climes. We shall yet
lenrn thnt vicarious expiation is nn unwisdom, a
sicqual to that for which it satisfies. The duty
now is to lire, even so that we are here for no other
business. So we shall one day come to be just,
though it deny the pleading prayer of a world.
But in what an evil case that world must be, that
its miseries should condemn its most noble spirit
to this untimely fate!
But Jain os Walker is one of us still. We shall
not let him part company from us now. He is yet,
nnd all the more, a champion in our Anti-Slnvery
bnnd. Wc have not lost him from our ranks, nor
from his post as loader in the thickest of the bat
tle Only he will bo wiser to aid, than he was
before, aud will make us wiser too. So he will
help us, and he bids that we shall one day know
it. Wsj shall not forget him, but he will be re
membered by many near and far, in the New
World, and across the great wators. Ilia old com
panions in arms will still think of bim those who
have preached the evangol of freedom by his side
and many a circle everywhere, of those whom he
has helped convert to a truer position, and a high
er fidelity, will long miss him when they meet
together. He will still live in human hearts.
And friends shall cling around the dear ones he
has left behind, (though yet they are not left can
love leave its own ?) and help to make them strong
in this time of their souls' great loneliness! For
them our kindest hearts in their depth shall pray,
'A voice fell like a falling star,'
whon he was going up "All it well "and shall
not they say so, vith him T And another foil as
tho opening sky closed in upon li:m, his own rap
turous watchword in that great hour of spirit
birth "Eicehior!" and shall it not become the
voice of ohcer and strengthening to us all, our
rallying cry in the onward, upward path before?
So we will say that he has penned the great epitaph
of our brother, through whose inspiration a spirit
" Life's fitful fover over, ho sleeps well I '
And more than one will add with Longfellow,
" Day after day we think what he is doing,
In those bright realms of air j
Year after year his upward stops pursuing,
We seo bim grow more fair.
Thus do we walk with him, and keep unbroken,
The bond which naturo gives,
Thinking that our rcmembrance.thoiigh unspoken,
May reach him whore he lives )
And though at times impetuous with emotion,
And anguish long suppressed,
Our swelling hearts heave, moaning like the ocean,
That caunot be at rest t
We will be patient, and assuage the fooling
We can not wholly stny;
By silonoe sanctifying, not concealing,
The grief that must have way 1"
And yet can not say the last two verses, for
then they would not be true. Ol no grief for the
gone from earth no teart for the tpirti born I Wc
aro all going to that heavenly land no lament for
those icto ripen into it ftret not one tigh for thote
vho hare gone before!
CLEVELAND WATER-CURE, April 18th, 1854.
ROOTSTOWN AND EDINBURG ANTI-
Friend Mariisi At a meeting of the Rootstown
and Edinburgh Anti-Slavery League, on Sunday,
the 10th inst., the following preamble and resolu
tions were unanimously adopted, in regard to tie
rocent docease of Jamxs W. Walker.
Whereas, a sealou and highly esteemed co-la
borer in the cause of Anti-Slavery and Human
Progress has departed this life, in the perion of J.
IV. w ALKEa ; utemore
Resolved, That we are deeply impressed with a
sense of the great loss sustained by us, who are
lovers of und luborers in the grent work of Human
Redemption, nnd that not only have we lost one of
tho most anectionate companions, but the slave has
lost one ot his ulilcst and most earnest friends, llu
m unity a noble advocate, and the world a savior of
whom it was not wormy,
llosolvod, That the loss the Anti-Slavery Soci
ety has sustained in the decease of our brother, is
more to bo regretted than the failure of any politi
cal scheme, or the breaking up of any or all eccle
Resolved, That if consistency be commendable,
or self-sacrifice a virtue, or devotion to an unpopu
lar cause for conscionce sake be a mark of rare
purity and goodness, thon do we have in the life
and character of James W, Walxer an example
worthy oi mutation.
Resolved, That as an Anti-Slavery, Temperance
and Peace lecturer, he was talented, faithful and
discreet, and well calculated to fill the post assigned
Resolved, That we tender to the bereaved faro
ily our warm sympathy, and should circumstances
require it, wc will gladly render them assistance.
both out at respect for th deceased, and from that
that higher consideration of duty thai we owe to
the widow and fatherless.
Resolved, That a copy of the proceedings of
this meeting be transmitted to the family of the
deceased, and also to the Anti-Slavery Bugle for
ERASTUS CASE, Ch'n.
Ariel Case, 2d, See'y.
PROGRESSIVE FRIENDS IN INDIANA.
At a Quarterly Mooting of Progressive Friends,
held at West Grove, Jay Co., Ia., 8th of 4th mo.,
1854, J. Y. Hoover and Sarah U. Votaw were callod
upon to serve the meeting as Clerks.
On motion, Joshua Small, Thomas Gray, Enos
Lewis, Dnniel Votaw, and Sarah Kee were ap
pointed in connection with the Clerks as a Business
The meeting then adjourned until 2 o'clock, P. M.
Near the time adjourned to, the mooting again con
vened. When the Committee on Business pre
sented the following resolution lot th considera
tion of the meeting i
1. ResolreJ, That tobaoco (as used in the present
lay) is suicidal, both mentally and ohvsicallv. to
the human family.
2. liteoloed. That the religious element in man.
in common with every other Nature of his, seeks
to, be gratified, and if his spiritual vision be clouded,
so that ho cannot behold the true and living God,
he is seen worshipping a God of his own forming.
3. RetoleeH, That the popular religion of the
day tends to obscure and veil the mind with ignor
ance of its true relations to God and man, therefore
it should be rejected.
4. Jlaoleed, Thnt the evidence we collect from
the Into spiritual manifestations, make us believe
in the dawning of a brighter day, when man will
be divested of his ignorance, and will hare a better
knowledge of the true relation between man and
his God, which wa hail with great joy.
5. Resolved, That the salvation of the race in a
great measure depends upon the elevation of wo-
6. Reiolvtd. That a religion which seeks lo throw
its mantle over the system of ounression as toler
ated by the American Government, is altogether
nfll In U 1 1 I L j- ... ! . il l
uimi w m viinuu mo unruiiiun religion, wincn we
understand to be doing unto others a we would
have others do unto us.
7. Reiolred, That a government which en
slaves a single individual may justly be styled a
despotism, undeserving the support of those who
luivjuBiice more man injustice.
8. Resolved. That we look unnn tha atlemnt of
Congress to repeal the Missouri Compromise as a
daring act against the best interest of humanity.
9. Whereas, the action of the House of Represen
tatives, on the bill known as the Homestead bill,
manifested an illiberal, unnnturnl and fiendish dis
position in making a distinction between those who
are to receive the benefits of snid bill, denying the
benefits to those who shall be of African extraction
and all females; therefore
Re it resolved. That we cannot consistently avail
ourselves of the benefits of said bill, to the exclu
sion of the down-trodden of any race, be they male
10. Resolved'. That there is no subiecL ancient
or modern, that is too sacred for man to investi
The meeting then took up the 5th resolution, and
after some discussion had thereon, on motion it was
laid on the table. On motion, tha 2nd resolution
was taken up and discussod, and wa finally re
jected. The meeting then adjourned to 10 o'clock
Oth. Friend again assembled, when the 3d res
olution was taken up and adopted unanimously
ibe meeting then took a recess.
Friend again met and proceeded with the busi
ness. Un motion, the 4th resolution was taken up.
freely and fully discussed, and adopted. On mo
tion, the 1st resolution wa taken up, and after
considerable discussion, adopted. On motion, the
5th resolution was unanimously adopted. The
meeting then adjourned to 10 o'clock, 10th.
Near the time adjourned to, Friends again as
On motion, the 6th resolution was taken up, dis
cussed, and adopted. The meeting then took a re
cess, and again assembling, proceeded to the dis
cussion of the 7th resolution which was finally
adopted. 8th, 9th and 10th were severally taken
up and adopted.
On motion of Enslcy Lewis, it was resolved that
the proceedings of this meeting be published in
the Anti-Slavery Bugle and the Mississouewa Qa-
xette, with a request that all othor paper friendly
to the cause do the same.
Resolved. Thnt we now adinurn to meet In Grant
Co., Ind., the last Seventh day in June next, to
wnicn everyuouy is invited.
John. Y. Hoover, r. .
Sarau H. Votaw, clerU
Joneihorough, Grant Co., Ia., April 10, '54.
Snlem, Ohio, April 90, 1834.
It is, and ha been our design to keep the atton
tion of th readors of the Bugle rivited upon thnt
central, controlling means of slnve power and influ
ence, the political union of these United States.
Ono of the most hopeful feature of the present
hour is, that the idolatry of this union is apparent
ly waning at the North. Politicians are calculat
ing the possibility of national northern existence,
without slaveholder to diotate and pocket the
spoils of office commercial men are slowly cy
phering out the conclusion, that possibly all trade
will not be annihilated by a dissolution of the
Union agricultural men do not now believe that
grass will eease to grow and water to run In case
of such an event. Doctor and lawyers do not
despair of patient and clionta, nor minister even
of hearer and salaries, notwithstanding a great
many disunionists are not a whit better than infi
dels. Well, all this is encouraging. For time was,
not long since, when it was otherwise. We heard
a lawyer say, recently iu public, that "there was
a change with him on this question. Though no
disuuionist sow, he still folt not the same indigna
tion as formerly. He oould then barely keep kit
foot from the man who uttered the sentiment, it
was only that the disuuionist was often the strong
est man, that be was saved from insult. Now he
cared not who avowed the opinion, and he cared
not if the event came, though, be preforred the
South should lead off in tho measure."
This man spoke the opiuiou and feeling of
many others, both for the past and th present.
This is progress. Formerly, the Union vat before
freedom, Abie it at least stand upon an equality,
and there is hop that the latter may yet prepon
derate. We have of late published several article
from grave, conservative whig journals, that talk
disunion most rabidly. How muoh they mean by
it, we cannot tell. Not much w fear, judging
from th past.
But whatever th whig press may mean when it
talk of disunion, the Liberator, we know, is in
earnest, Here is a paragraph front th last No.
Speaking of the southern project to colonist tha
valley of th Amazon, it says t
Tlii. is fine nf tha man snblimsl diabolical
plot which that Power is stealthily eoncoctlnf,
aided by an Administration as servile to its will.aa
the trembling slave is to his overseer, and eager,
prostitute all the strength or th governmens u
itseervlc. Wehave here only 'the begining ef
the end.' By hook or by crook, hy bribery or la-
timidntion. by cunnins or violence, the fret natr
gation of the Amazon by American ships will b
obtained er long Southern planter will migrato
thither with their fettered slaves on its banks
and in the interior, cotton, ric and sngar planta
tion will spring up, to be cultivated by unrequited
toil, under the slave driver's lnsh the foreign
sUve trade w ill be prosecuted as a lawful com
merce the hapless natives, now officially declared
to be of no moro value than so ninny wild beasts,
will be exterminated aud now annexations, for
the sole benefit of Slavery, will be the order of thr
day, All this is contemplated and all this, and
more, is inevitable, if the present blood-cemented
American Union is allowed to eontinue a I'nioa,
unlawfully and wickedly made, through fear of
Georgo lit., and utter distrust of Almighty Ooi','
in thnt trying hour which is, and has boon, and'
while it exists will be, ruled by the Slats Power,'
with absoluto and infornnl sway and without'
l.:..!. tk.i t A..l,l 1. nl l,fe .
i, mull, mill ivncr nuuiu luqiuuiij iu.
Sires it vitality and security, and cease to Cursr
e earth. Dissolve the I'nion, and it would b
impossible to keep the (lave in their chain ; dis
solve it, aud an end would be put to sluveholding
aggression and flilibustoring ; dissolve it, and tha
free Stntcs would be freed from an incubus which.
is pressing them to the earth ; dissolve it, and tha
song of jubilee would soon be heard from th At
lantic to tho Pacific. But let tho Union be cher
ished, lot the North continue to make its preserva
tion paramount to all other considerations, and,,
with slavery every where protected by tha Consti
tution, nothing is before us but a career of crime,,
and infamy, nnd blood, on a collossal scale, and
' a fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indig
nation,' which will in due time be visited usee
the whole land.
At the late Cincinnati Convention, Fred. Douglas
objected to the disunion movement, that "though
it might reliove disunionists from co-operation in
the support of slavery, yet it loft the slave to par
ish in his chains." Trus he did not as wa could
porceire, show how this was, especially as th
slaves' chains wcr rivited by th hand of tha
Union. But letting that pais, we wish to ay, as
we said there, that we recognize no right of north
ern pooplo to escape from the partnership of slave
holders, in any such manner as to leave the slave
to his fate. North and South have been partner
in the guilt of his enslavement. Both have cafes
tho fruit of his oppression, and both are morally
responsible for his release, to the full extent of
their power, and as tho chiof instrument in this)
oppression, past and present, has heen and 1 th
Union, w are bound to seek it dissolution a th
mean of hi enlargement.
It is not to oscnpe responsibility that w ar for
disunion. It is to acquit ourselves of this respon
sibility. Disunion abolitionists are not th sort
that are wont to shirk responsibility. They ar
emphatically intermeddlers. They hesitate not to
intermeddle with th most sacred things thrown in
the way of freedom. Th church, nor th govern
ment, nor the Union, nor the constitution, nor th
Bible, nor religion, can shield slavery. They hav
a fanatical passion for intermeddling for th slave,
past all cure. The Union cannot hinder nor cur
it, no mor can, or will, or should, the dissolution
of that union. They hav by inheritance, and by
their own past support of sluvery, a right to later
foro.whether slavery be 'soctionalized' in th union
or nationalized out of it. And this right, to th
lost of their existence, or of slavery, they will
MR. DOUGLAS AND THE MINISTERS.
A busy man is Senator Douglas these days. H
suffers no assault for his pro-slavery acts to go
without a dofence. His last is a " vindication of
his character and positions on the Nebraska ques
tion against the assaults contained in the proceed
ings of a publio meeting composed of twenty fiv
clergymen of Chicago." The mails go burdened
with his defences. And in common with our edit
orial brethren, we are largely indebted to him fur
documonts of this sort.
The following are the protest and resolution of
the Chicago ministers, adopted on the 6th inst.s
'The undersigned, Clergymen of different relig
ious denominations in the Northwestern States, a
citizens and Ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ,
do solemnly protest against tho passago of what is
known a tlio Nebraska Bill, or any repeal or mod
ification of existing legal prohibitions of Slavery
in that part of our national domain which it is
proposed to nrganito into the territories of Ne
braska and Kunzas.
' We protest against it as a great moral wrong,
aud as a breach of faith eminently injurious to th
grent moral principles of the community, and sub
versive of all confidence in national engagements ;
as a measure full of dungor to the peace und even
existence of our beloved Union, and exposing us to
tho righteous judgment of tho Almighty. Aud
your protectants as in duty bound will ever pray.'
This remonstrance was signod by all present, and
the following resolutions unauiiuously adopted:
Resolved, Thnt the Ministry is the divinely ap
pointed institution for tho declaration and enforce
ment of God's will, upon all points of moral and
religious truth, and that as such, it is their duty
to reform, rebuke, and exhort, with authority ana
Resolved, That while we disclaim all desire to
interfere in questions of war and policy, or to min
gle in the conflicts of political parties, it is our
duty to recognizo the moral bearing of such ques
tions and conflicts, aud to proclaim, in refereno
thereunto, no loss than to other departments of
human interest, the prinuiples ol inspired trutn
Resolved, That in our office as ministers, w
have lost none of our prerogatives, nor escaped our
responsibilities as citizens, and that in the relation
which we have to God and the Church, we find th
highest reason for fidelity in those which wo bear
to the State, and to our fellow-men.
Resolved, That iu the debate recently held in th
Senate of the Uuited States, upon the presentation
of the memorial of the Clergy of New England, we
greatly deplore the apparent want of oourtesy and
reverence towards men of God, manifest especially
in the speeches of the Senators from Indinua and
Illinois, and that we regard the wliolo tone and
spirit of that debate, on the part of tha opponent;
of snid memorial, as an outrage upon the privilege,
of a large and respectable body of citizens, upon,
the dignity of the Senate, nnd upon the claims of'
the Divine name, morals aud institutions, to which,
we owe the profoundost honor and reveronoe.
These Chicago ministers, like most of their cloth,,
while remonstrating against the Nebraska wrong,
are careful to put in a special ploa for the divinity
of their ordor. This ploa, Mr. Douglas expose
with much skill and ingenuity, and with a vtry
considerable admixture of truth, aud we ar in.
clined to the opinion that if those minister had
come with their rebuke a " human," and not a
"divines," tbey would bava don better for their
cause, and given the pro-slavory Senator less op
portunity to escape in the dust of hi raising on
this point, from their condemnation on another.
These clergymen declare th "Union" their
"beloved," and depreoat a breach of national
faith, standing as they do in this "beloved" rola-,.
tion, Mr, Douglas put them to th test of ( eon-,
sistenoy a follow
I am rejoiced to learn that th "clergymen of
different denominations" in th city of Cbieago
hare come to the firm conclusion that, "a breech