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vunmaor tne ilimioi a ixnt inn i.r th nom.lv. M.
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n Was knocked down III tho street by ono of the:
aiaraliiil posse aj it in credibly sutmusod. The
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a bull, hjj. attacked 11 1 respectable citi-en in Huston
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l io property ot tho town. We shall hear Iroin!
.Mi. .i itai n -.noeincie 11 is : mo nrmv oi
tlio l nitea Mates, thn solilicrs of IViston sending
n in 'iucti-.it m in into slavery 1 What a lusson to
K'ui t u ii U-rsl.iml this. There neirr was so iniuh
Hiitihivery f'-tling in lto-.li.ii hifote ne'er so
...u..ii ii.uiiii.uioii in my nny. ii ik taw nun ui
, ,1,.lc"1,t ' I'lto slavery 1 hat a lesson to
tli ehildicn in tho Suiid.iv Sehimls to tho varnnl
eluldreii on the streets, who have no school hut
1ntigMnt MfpVfv.' W hat n lesson cf ehilirn-j
ion to thn lii. h population of ll.istun 1 Men !"-!
M Injustice, though it fail of the mark, v will rc-
. (lect th law not openly rc. i.-.t it or with violence;
watt a little and amend it or repeal it. lmt when
t'i In nr aims at INJI STKK. i ln, inanile-t, palon-1
Lie wi, kodncss, whv. we uium ho c.iwards aud fouls!
too. if wo submit.
We want no rashness, lmt ea'm, cnisidtratc aiv
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tw L'.l is a Ions wedec, thin at one end, wide
t ttie ortvr: it is entered helwern tho rotten
planks ot our Snr orSrvrr.; ft few blows thereon
will 'enforce" morn than the South thinks of a
littlw more, and wc shall po to pices. M n talk
wildly just now, nnd I do not credit w hat all men
"My in tills heat. l!ut I seo what may Come what
Must conic, if a few moro blows bo "struck in that
o,iiarter. 1. was only Mr. Webster's immense
power to manufacture public opinion by his
fciiint will nnd itiimcmo eloquence which made
the orth submit nt nil to tho fugitive bill. He
trained his power to the utmost and died 1 Now
hero is no Webster or Clay ; not even a Calhoun ;
not a first rate man in the pro-slavery party, North
or South. Slavery is not well manned many
hand, dirly, conoiii", stealthy not many gre-.t,
able hands. -
The cowardice of Mr. Everett has excited the
clerty of X. E. Of all the Xorth, they nrc stung
with tho roproacu ot Hie people, anil nsliaincd ul
llieirpast neglect. The Nebraska bill opens men's
eyes. Agitation xai never s i violent as this day.
. i nc lirosnei i oi nwnrwiui .iiain id noi iiniiui
to mrn wno own snips, ami wuui a cinr foii nun
open market. I'irntes. privateers, Alerinc, Greek,
the fsrniers and mechanics of the North. Tliis at-.years
loinpt to seir.s a wan in Boston ; the display id
p;ini-h, rertiioiiesc. West Indian.
lion of the slave trade is i;ot quite
j ho restora-1
force; the insolence of the rthein.Is: the character
i f the wen ruacerned in this inirjuity all is of
fsnrtc. 'J'hm thero was insult, open nnd inten
tional. Burns was carried through .Stale street
at high change. Boston merchants feel as they
I'cver did bulore. All Xas.-ac hufctts is inrenreu.
Tlio wrath of Massnchuctts is slow, but she has
wr.ilh, has courage, "perseverance of the saint."."
i Let us do nothing rashly. What is done hastily
r.iust he done over again it is not well done. This
is what 1 would recommend.
1. A convention of nil Massachusetts, without
distinction of party, to tako measures to preserve
tho rights of Massachusetts. Fur this wo want
some new and stringent laws for the defence of
. .crsor.nl lihery, for punishins nil who invade it
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on our soil, and also Ufiiccrs to execute these
. A general Convention of nil the States to
organiiu tor mutual protection ngainst this tow
It is not .11 n-lift that we want but action, not
ra!-h, ci ury action, but calm and deliberato systc
biYic action orgrni.ation for tho defenco of per
sonal liberty nnd toe State Jtiirhts of tho North.
No .v is a good time let us act with cool energy.
J.v ail means let us do something, else the liliertios
ot' Au.erica go to ruin then what curses shall
m.vnkind heap upon us:
"And deep and more deep as thciron is driven,
Bve slaves, wiil the whet of cur agony be,
Whon we think, ns the damned Imply think of the
They had once in t'.cir reach, that we might have
, But, :ay friends, out of all this dreadful evil
"vi bring relief. Tho remedy ia in our hoarts and
baud i. God works no miracles. There is pow
er ii. ltii in in nature tu cud this wickedness. God
appointed tho purpose, provided the means,
divine purpose, liuninn moans. Only bo faithful,
r.ud iu due time we shall triumph over the desti oy
,cr. Kvery nolle quality of man works with us;
t ich attribute of dud. We arc his instruments.
Let us faithfully do the appointed woik! Dark
nctw i.i about us I Journey forward ! Light is Lc
fure u.. !
"Oil God. who in thy clc .r sti I heaven,
I lost nit and wail i'i see
The errors, suiieringi Mid crimes
Of our humanity ;
H iw deop must he thy Causal Iot,
How Wln.de thy final care
Since Thdu vvhorulcst nil nbovo
Canst see, nnd yet canst bear!"
NEW ENGLAND ANTI-SLAVERY CONVENTION.
The last Liberator c .ntains a full report of
proceedings of this Convention. We can give
an abridged account f iis proceedings. Kiuiuno
QrtNt v prc.-ided.
Ilsxnr C. WmniiT offered, for tho ronsidcrition
of tho meeting, tho follow ing 1'osolulions :
lleiolved, That resistance to slave-hunters
slave-catchers is obcdiuiico to God i and, in what
ever forms they tuny appear among us, whether
lVesilcnt, Marshal, or Coiuinifiiotier of the lulled
Stales, or ns officers of the State government,
as Sj'ithein slaveholders or their minions,
plod;;o ourselves to resist them, each one by such
means ns he shall deem riht nnd expedient.
Resolved, That no man should be nllonoJ to
put on trial before any court in this State, or in
nation, on the issue whether he is n fieemaa or
siire a imlr or a wh ; and that no court should
bo allowed to hold a session in this Stato to try
evso on f iieh an issue.
Uosolvcd, That the government of the State
Massachusetts having, in many ways, demonstrated
its WHiriiiiM.'n'st nnd 1 iconiWwy to prntecJ
litiicns ng.iinst kidnnnners, it is ihe riirht nnd
duty of each man nnd woman to protect themselves
Civiuftt s :h assaults upon their dearest personal
rights, by such weapousas the conscience nud judg
ment 01 uacn tiiaii nnow lueni 10 use.
Resolved, That tho citizens of the free
re bound to resist tho execution of the Fugitive
Mnvc Law, and to call every man to account
tho tribunal of tlte peoplo, who shall attempt to
AvDKtw T. I'AiS, of New Hampshire, said
V i.;i!iia slaveholder being hero, clniniing Anthony
B.i.-ua ns his slave, and U-iug supported in his
cluiiu by the United States government,
cllo erii and its trunps j a mock trial going on
1.LMVAKH ti. LORINd : nud the .rho'o city
Sia:c being aroused nnd exceedingly excited iiy
f.a, and awaiting, with intense and painful
. the Commissioner's decis'on. Mr. F. referred
to thu indiguities and i isoiis heaped upon ninny
ens, and particularly referred to the
ccratiun iu the watch-house, for .several hours,
sn exi-oUciit and respectable lady (Miss Caroline
Hin-klcy) for standing, contrary to orders,
stops of the Court IIouso. As she sang
nine liberty-songs in tho prison, her jailors
1 to release her.
Mr. Ki.tcKWEi.L, or Cincinnati, supported
jl u t lou.s in a very earnest and indignant
Jin characterized the sbivo-huntcr's doings in
with great severity, and, though not technically
disunionist, expressed his conviction that
dissolution of this bloody and despotic Union
come, and his entire readiness that it should
Mr, lilackwcll. Vy way nf eouirast to the trnicd-
in thin oitv before Cuiiimissivnor Loin;j,
to tbo treatment which the- appointed went
Massachusetts, the Hun. Sainuot Hour,
jemi years since In Charleston, S. tC. become
went simply t) lest, before tho United Slates
.there, the lawfuluMa of selling frccrboru
til'mcns into slavery for life.
bahvil JUat, Jr after saying thnt the place
jur present metimj did nut em to 'him to be
jfilacc for tf w hett tl't l'nitd Ptates.'p.tnmiisionur
niilit, ftl thin wry moment, bo rivim? his decision
tnn.1 A.i r. v..
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nnd thnt tl.n n nro ,.iil.l.. ..I..,.- .M,.,.l . I,nl
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("". "'"V,'J I'mt thy. Convention do nir n .Ij.Mirn, to
re-iissotnUo in tin afternoon, if circumstances
",,m,M riv,'r- r-uMipon objection, from S. S. I ds-
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icr iiui. oiuers, tuc motion was nrgntiml
Sti-.i'Iiex S. Foster, of Worcester, iutrc
. v. o lonowing Tf Sfjl UllOllS
Ecsulicd. That the ex i
troduecd the j
exneri'-neo of the lnt few
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cDieinut or-aiiiy.:ition or tho friends of frcrduin
I throiii-hout this (Viinnniiwr.nlil.. m,H il. X- l'.n.'.i
! iiherty anil life of rvi ry honest, 'upripTit man.
ilesolvcJ. 'i hat a Ci.niniiilee of fhc he appointed
nv me v. inir. in lniet n sin. i ,ir I nmnniii ii t mi
I throughout this Crinmriiiwealth, and the New Kng-I
hird Stales, f ,r the special purpoKO of pinteetinp!
.nir citizens nnintl the powerful hand of hidnnp-j
pcrs hv whoni the country is infested, and whos?
oroenVe snionp; us is imminently dangerous to the
niuy he nriiointcd hv tho i'ree Soil Convention now I
; in t.es:iion, to mature a lilan for such oiminization,!
; and rejort at a subscjuutit session of this Coiivcn-!
It. C. AV mr;llT rovn to o.-om1 IliA vnsnlnlinn of
Mr. roster, to firm a thorough oiiraniialion in
the cw Knirland States, to protect tho citizens'
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; against KiiinappinL;.
,tns Orms uid. that a Yiwiiiian l.n.l told him
that the Stato of Virginia, by its Governor, had
engaged to nay all ho espouses of dipt. Suttlo,
(the slnve-claiiuniit.) in this case : nnd that this
was a deliberato plan to ovcrriilo tho Stato and
Municipul laws of Massachusetts, nnd to humble
her in the very dus,t lit the feet of Virginia and
Slavery. " Adjourned.
ArTEKNoov. Her. S. S. Gniswoi.n, of Connec
ticut, said that he camo to plead tho cause of man
as man, not ns black man or white man, but upon
the broad principle of humanity. Jlo urged those
who believed in physical resistanco to arm them
selves and resist tho enslavement of tho man
; but that he could not do so j he could not
oppose evil by nny other than moral means. He
seen persons about Court Suuaro with pistols
in tlioir pockets. No victory could he cained byl
was oi cr no
p;iwer of love
mentalities. The greatest victory that
hicved was by Joins Christ, by thc.1
ivc and aood will, and he had no doubt
oi tne tinal triumph of this principle.
supported Mr. Foster's
ions in favor of n thortiigli organization to,
the fugitive, lie would havo that orsauiz-;
itinn extensive, and secret.
UtT. Mr. lTlCtll i.f M..M.1. ll..,l !.'
ngo he had risen to speak in this place, nnd
, n.i tiic pf,.f.u.Clj ,;s ron,.u.ks hv declaring him-'
i.'lt no (.lan isoiniin, though nu abolitionist. Ever
incc that, said he, 1 havo been L'eltini nearer and
near to the ' (i irrisoniaiij.' And since he came to
ibis city, on I'i id .y last, what he had hero seen
nnd determined him to adopt for Ins motto, hence-;
forth and forever, -No Union with Slaveholders !':
lie wns glad to stand in unity with tho .Society
here represented, fur he regarded it ns the quint-
Jiev. Air. l hamuli., o .New Jersey, olierei tlio;
foUowinu resolution :
Resolved. That the Government of the United'
States has so signally nnd habitually failed to!
maintain and secure the right.? of its citizens, that
it can no longer be depended upon fur tl.nt exalted
sph ii'P ; fttul 1 lui t ro nro t inrn urit iurr cri ii tM
i ,-t i i n.v . Kim lltUL nij ill
),., ncaccablc ditiioluiion of this Government, nnd
the organization of a new Republic on the nriu-:
ciplc of universal nnd equal liberty and rights.
.vi r. I. said lie considered uiv,s:on nn evil in it-'
self ; but he did not believe in the possibility of
true union between freedom nnd slavery. It was
with nr.in that ho had conic to the .(inclusion
tho dissolution of the American Union was nn end
to be sought for by till Livers of freedom, and right,
and humanity ; but be liml fully come to that eon-
elusion. It is our duty to form a new political or-1
ganization one purely for free Jem nnu the equal
rights of all.
Wm. L. G.mirison, after a few remarks touching
tho disgraceful fact of a man seized in Boston
streets ns a slave, nnd demanded to bo given up,
into slavery, and with reference to the Free Peuiu-!
cratic Convention to meet on the morrow, propoed
that tins Convention omit its session to-morrow,
Uc mndo a motion to that effect,
SaMI'ei. May, Jr., saying that the leading features
of tho Convention to-ninrrow nt the Music Hall
doubtless bo nnti-Nebraska Bill nnd anti-Fugitive
Slave Law, seconded the motion.
Amiv Kei.i.v I'osTr.ti asked if tho Free Soil Con
vention would be a meeting for free speech. No
from some in the audience. -
Mr. CiARitisox could not answer that, lie sup
i posed the speakers would bo somewhat select, bav
! ma been invited hither from Washington and else
where, such ns Messrs. Giddings, Hale, Ac.
Mrs. losTiii, Stkflkn b. iosTr.n, nud m.
Kahi v opposed the motion.
Mr. Garrison saying he had no wish to nn.itour
meeting, save wiih general consent, withdrew
A vote was then taken, and carried, to adjourn
'o to-morrow morning, nt 10 o'clock.
The resolutions ofl'eied by S. S. Foster respect
ing the Fien Soil Convention, nnd a committee
Conference therewith, were further debated
Messrs. Grisworld of Cunn., H. C. Wright, S.
foster, t. . . drifting ot Ohio, nnd were unani
Mrs. Fostkh addressed the women, exhorting
them to work for tho nuti-slavery cause, and stand
beside their husbands, fathei3 and brothers nt
Rev. S. S. Giiiswot.n offered the following reso
Resolved, That anti-slavery is bac.l
eternal principles of eoiiity which rest upon
Fatherhood of (iod nnd the Brotherhood of Man,
and can never cease to ngitato until these groat
truths are universally recognized.
Resolved, Tnut although tho dissolution of
Union should take place, such dissolution would
not nhsolvo us from laboring iu the unti-slavcry
SrErHEN S. TosTra offered tho following resolu
liesolvel Tl.i Hm Vren R..1 ,v,riv l.v nmr,ort.
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a '" interpretation, allow of the enslavement
..no sivib of nor nonobnioii i, ,1 l.v ,.f... il,..r
of office many of the vilest pro-slavery men
doushfatfes of the county, has nroved itself devoid
ot principle, taise to tne causo 0! Liberty,
utterly uuwurtny ot the confidence nnd support
those who would labor effectually fur the abolition
F.nMi Nii Qi incv addressed the Convention.
said ho was no orator, ns 1'liillipB is, and as Garri
son is ; he was a plain, blunt man ; be only spake
riht on, and told thein thnt which they themselves
did know. . But he thanked God that he had eiven
the best years of bis life to tho nuti-slavery causo.
(Cheers.) lie knew not that he hnd done the
any good, or if he hud beeu nblo to help forward
tho day oi lus delivcrcncc ; but ho did know
he hnd greatly benefitted himself.
said Mr. Q.,hathi8 anti-slavery agitation, brought
by just such meetings on we are now
ing. These meetings are the laboratories where
revolutions are commenced. Jesus uttered n
losuphieul truth when ho said to his disciples, '
kingdom of Ood is within you. It is thoin-dwcl-
linif idea. will, sentiment, which make tho
iiicar-l and winch, 111 the husnms 01 true men, work
of ! the w idcit und deepest changes 111 human society,
Why lave we Slavery in this country f It is
upon cause the people love to have it, and they luvc
aloud I not for itself and its hideous features, but for
were it gives them. In their minds, Slavery stands
money, lor pain, Iur prosperity; it stands lur
pcr-ships, lor house s in Jicacon street ana
F ftl. Aienue for tours abroad, fur works of
and magnificent equipages, for diur.ers of
courses und twenty-five kinds of wine, Ac, Ac.,
Whence came the revolution which brought Charles
the Frst to the block? l'id it cumnuiice in
j bu lur back in the days of early Puritanism.
1 110 men who u-gnn it wore tne purisu niii..i.
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of sake, and taueht th- neonlc their riirhts and
Iul.. Iiid fliA American J.cvou.tion bC'-in
1773 rt Lexington and Bunker Hill ? Surely
But thmigh tlut lung years, when the cifuitions
awl tyraunies of the Homo government were
hX fireside aud from pulpits, th
mind was educating, ana 1110 generation was
thej training which was to accomplish that great
AuJ K( are prpriji the way for a new vud
or revolution, we nro pioneering tlio Wny fur those
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w no nrn coming in pcricri u. i i
H r,..l.!l.. ...;..,? r..s it .mill.,, nnhliu conscience is
riiicmfit under the luilliliii lessons nnu renuaes h
receives at the handu of thrt unconitironilbina nho
litionixls. J.pt us not then have nny fuar ror our
work, or fur the manner of doin it. In fuith, mid
with assured vision, wo urc sowing nromidusnnd
through tho hind tho seeds of evvrliiMing truth.
llod will wateh nnd rare for it, nnd ciic it an
ahundiiiit ul a clorious harvest.
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illinr IVl.l.I.tv I'OTtH wirooi'i 10 iimv iuii.
Wilson one question. What seeurilv has nny one,
siid Airs. 1".. in iriviiiir this vote to tho Free foil
tne worst pro-
i wo liavc Eecn
nurlr. r pptitiir fiMirc-o . lluu.we I. n liiiuil aounn-
Urc," to the (iovernor's rhair, and helping to place
0:Ub Cunhing, (!) tho vilest pro-slavery man any-
w hore to lie luiiiu I. on l no .-i urcme .i uuieini i.unen
said .Mrs. 1"., in piviiiR Ihis vote to th
party, that wo thall not be helpiiiR tl
slavcrv men into ( fiicc? iloretnloiov
the Tree Soil party eoulesi'in with tin
par)y, electitiK (eoro S. Iluutwrll, n I
Who can a-iMao us that wo shall
of the State
not, hv nnd hv, see them putting that wreched tool
of tlavcrv, Itenjutnin F. ll.illet, into tiflieoT Mrs.
F. sui.l she nske'il these nucstiolis ill tood faith, aud
not from nnr wisli to cavil.
He v. Mr.'t'R.vMiAi.t., of Xcw Jersey. Ho nek-
nowledgcil that the professed ministers of religion
.i i i i . i i ' :.n.. i r..i r .1...:..
hi me lunu iiau oeen criiniiiaiit iu;ii:i;iiui o. mui
duty to the anti-shivery cause; but, he said, the
people had been guilty too. lie said it was the
pcojdc's duty to go ahead of tho ministers, whon
iini kent back, and to become, themselves, true
minister of Christ and freedom.
X. II. Wiiitino. of Marshtield, mndo ft clear
and very iinpressivo statement of tho corrupting
cfl'cets o"f our union with slaveholders Ulion North
ern consilience and fecliir. lie showed tho long
nnd toilsome labor jet Lel'oro tho tiuo abolition
ing their liberty, was loudly called for. was intro
liurns duecd to the audience, camo forward, wns received
with the warmest cheers, nnd made a brief state
had nient of tho ease of some recent fugitives.
Tho Hm iiixsox brothers ngain sang nn nnti-
i slavery song, "Slavery is a hard foe to battle,"
which was received with great applause,
Wer. Caii ii Stftsov cloMociitl v advocated the
' idea, thnt there never can exist any compromise
between freedom nnd slavery. between the fight
and the wrong. I may compromise with ft man
who demands of tne my bread and butter giving
I him tho butter and kcenini tho broad myself.
lint l,nlu-inn ll.ittrra ,.-!.!. l, nvn nolo-nllv OTmii.sitC
' to each other, there can be no compromise. Jn
such nn attempt the right perishes, the wrong rc-
mains : freedom will disappear, nnd slavery nnu
TnoM.vs G.itttiKTT. of Delaware, who is cxten-
sivcly known ns a fast friend of the slave, nnd one
who has aided near two thousand slaves i'i obtain-;
oioocssion rcian triumphant. Ho emphatically
declared his conviction that tho time had come
; when we should iuh.pt n system of entire einm-
muititamii, and refuse nil connection nnu inter-
course with tho slaveholder nnd kidnapper, wi,,
' the violators of oaths nnd the breakers of promis-
es. Jlo now spoke of a social and political exconi-
j nuinication. As iur excommunication i from . the
church, he feared it was useless to speaK oi tiiai:;
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j he feared that nil honest men would EOon turn
round and excommunicate the church.
On motion of ,S. 8. Foster, the resolution on the
; Free Soil partv, nnd that offered by 11. C. Wright
on the I isolation of the Union, were taken up lor
Mr. Wright's resolution is as follows:
Whereas, the onlv around on which Liberty nnd
j Slavery should ever meet, is the battle-field whose
war-cry is I n rori or J irntii ; tlici'ciure,
a) Resolved, That Ihe only issno to bo made in the
present Anti-Slavery ptruggjo is, the Dissolution
thatinf the American Union, which extends protection
nlike to Slavery nnd Liberty, nnd the formation
' a Northern Confederacy, on the principle of Ao
t. won inlfi alaethnldtrx.
Mr. Foster supported tho resolutions nt some
: length, going into u searching examination of the
! course and policy of the Free Soil party in Massa-
I chusotts. lie referred to their placing Boutwell
and dishing in office, men who never could have
been placed in the offices they held in this State,
had not the Free Soil men given them their -votes
and this, after having declared it to be a pro-slavc-
ry act m tho democrats to vote lor incso veiy men
Mr. F. made thrco distinct charges ngtiinst
Frco Soil party, viz.:
1. That, acknowledging tho Constitution
Union to be on tho side of slavery, it still goes for
the support of them both.
2. That it selects and supports pro slavery men
I for office.
I!. That it nmnlgnmiites wiih pro -slavery parties,
j nnd helps to elect tfic'Tflcst pro-shivery men
Fit elinulil be understood that a leadin" Free
lltshouni no ii.i-icrrioou inni a it. .uu,.
! Soil gentleman was in the audience at the tuna
I above diaries were distinctly made by Mr. Foster.
No reply waa made.
.Tottr; A. Ixn.s fltjcrcnte.I a reply to Mr rosier
in the course of which he was declared out oi
lnH f.. (Tnctn ,.nru..n.ilittnB
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Emma R. Cur, ot Ohio, spoke upon the sub-!
mission of Massachusetts to the Slave Power, and
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upon the character ot tl.et Amer.enn religion
winch countenances anil protects r-iavcrv.
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much feclin" nnd effect upon tho case of Anthony
.ho V Itv goveriiiaviu
Itnrns. nnd tho conduct of
and people of Boston therein. She replied also
nn inquiry which hnd been made of her, how
lunds ot tlio aiioiitiotusn are expenoco.
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resolutions, which were received with great cnthu
siasm, and unanimously adopted, the Convention
rising in their seats.
Hesolved, Thnt wn would nsnre Richard
Ihma. Junior, and Charles M. Ellis, tho counsel
Anthony Burns, of our warmest gratitude and
deepest admiration for the prompt nnd generous
devotion with which they hastened to his help,
and for the consunimutc'sUill, sagacity nnd
which they havo lavished in his defence
against his kidnnppors; nnd, whatever may be
success of their labors, wo know that they
j find their reward in tho approbation of their
consciences, tho gratelul applauses 01 tlio lovers
of liberty tlirounliout the world, nnd tho honomble
, U.l.. ,i.a I. n. r..,. I,aii.1vu nn ll.n nn"es
of. of their country's history.
Resolved, That tho President of this Convention
and!' requested to forward to Messrs. Dana aud
I a ePJ of ,l'18 Resolution.
and The remainder oi the evening was occupied
nl j remarks by Messrs. Oakrison nnu I'nn.Lii'S, which
were phonographically reported, and may be
nected in full hereafter.
The resolutions before the Convention, not
passed upon, wero then put to vote,
Sl.AVERT AH0XG THE CHINESE Seems to bo
a different affair from what it is among other F)ast-
ern nations. 01 the nation of tho West. The
Hii'te, n newspaper published" at Batavia, where
there ih n. lnrrrn Chinese nonuhition. furnishes
nlonsin. nnneilotp. wbieli shows the ironil feeltiors
1 0f the Chinese in regard 10 tho unfortunate
hold-1 jnotH 0f slavery, and the solf-rolving spirit of
i sbivcs themselves. Twelve slaves were to be
phi-j at a Chinese camp, and wero placed upon a
J'hc ', fur hits, each haviug a small sum of money
,js hand. A porson who acted ns their agent,
man, 1 ...., I Cru-nrd n.l sHt.-il ilmi li ellenia I,,,.!,,,.
out I accumulated some small savings, solicited the
j vor f,f ,eing allowed to lid for tho purchase
bs-; themselves. Tho first bid, by their iient
it. ! f tv f,nes, and they wero "knocked "dawn
what themselves, and the other lots bon-lit thcmselve
for; at a still lower price. Tin u 'b they were
cli p- m,h larger sum-, thelirge company of Chinese
tne present at the s lie refrained from competing
art ,i.e r0or slaves. IC-s i tu. Fnemun.
&c. ,, . , . , .
Matt- " n" " '""''''io. J8 "0!!ro 8'd
lt42? nineteen, passed throrgh 1 etroi. on the
ground railroad 011 the 50th, and landed safely
rs!Cana(lll ,0 .rn,.,i lImt ,1C rilllliv wcrc ,,,,;
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their1001""' nnu t"'"'"-'" " J "pense wuu
servtoes. J he. 1'etroit Jiemoernt" luluritis
furme pri prirtors that she has obtained a
situation, at fair wages, in a privato family.
Tho editor of the Cunneautville Courier,
work, j inS remove to Nebraska, offers his printing
greit-j tablislimcnt fr Mlc,
NEW ENGLAND WOMAN'S RIGHTS CONVENTION.
BOSTON, June 3,1854.
Ti:n Marics ; There is to much of intenso in
terest now in Boston nn tho slavery question, that
I can hardly turn aside a moment to speak of that,
which, undor other circumstances, has equal, if not
paramount iuiportnnco to freedom to the colored
man, Vomnn' nights."
Tho first Now Knglnud AVomnn's Bights Conven
tion was held in Boston, Friday, June 2nd, in the
Meonean Hull, Trcmont Temple.
And, although Boston was in an incipient stale
of civil war, with I'uited States troops from Long
Island, 1'ortsmouth nnd New York, with its own,
nnd tho naval militia on tho side of despotism
ngninst. tho friends of freedom, enough wore found,
trusting in the power of liberty to triumph over
slavery, for nil Anthony Burns wns sent back, to
611 Hint largo hall to overflowing, and to dcclaro in
tho cars of tho slave power, in whatever furm it
might exist, that, so far from presenting them
flag of truco in this, their apparent triumph, io
" human right" should bo surrendered with their
consent, and that they would not bo voluntarily
amenable to a government which dared to stand up
iu the faco of its own declarations nnd beforo high
heaven, and roecivo the sacrifice of a human being,
lor ono of the rights that bclonz to that heine.
That they would not voluntarily nnv tnxca to a
government that they could not consent to, cifn if
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Man,.', ...... iu.., uvutu v..4..ljr IV3ICI 11113
paying indirectly, that part of the forty thousand
dollars which they might be assessed by the govern
ment. They asserted that the brutal and infamous out
rage which Was being perpetrated upon Anthony
Burns, nnd through him, upon every man and every
woman of this nation, iu spito of their moral Bense
nnd holy sympathies, while they had no redress,
was an irrefutable argument, demanding woninn's
political right on the ground of universal humanity
nnd justice, ns. well as by our Constitutional bill of
These, with. other most radical sentiments, were
; embodied in resolutions, nnd discussed forcibly
; nnd conclusively, by l.uey Stone, in her thorough
cnhviucing'stylo, Dr. It. K. Hunt, tho woman
, , , , . , .
lio has had seventeen years practice, m Boston,
j in the profession of medicine, nnd Mrs. Emma R.
Coo, of Buffalo, who never fails to socuro the ad
ossence uljvntion ,,f her audience, by her lccical nnd ele-
. . .
i "ant stylo of rcasoiiine:. Mr. tmrrison also nd-
1 n .
diesscu- the audience in the evening, setting forth
j as no other man can, the truest, broadest, highest
cro.in(l for demandin" human rights nnd tho iui-
j ...,:,,. fr woman-a ftili iu n,:, ,
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IbU trial hour
j of our country's peril.
1 think tho impression of this meeting upon
those who attended nnd those who did not, will
be exceedingly practical, from the fact thnt many
of the men and women identified with this move
ment were in Actum demonstration of their prin
ciples nt tho very hour of tho meeting in Court
Square, nnd were, for once, with the exception
the militia, in tho majority of sentiment. Wore then
full of repressed indignation, nnd with countenances
that Bpoko unmistakable words of rcbuko
to Hie cowardly minions of tho slave power, and
deathless hostility to tho idea that a man may
bought and sold under nny sanction of Law
Religion. Very truly yours,
JOSEPHINE S. GRIFFING.
Fhiend Marius: It was reported last week that
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Alexander Campbell would cunaiidu preach
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a Disciple or Ciunpbellite church near Edenbiirc,
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five miles from this place, on Sunday, tho 11th
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instant. And, as the day wns pleasant, and bavin
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, pmi,l,o lite Church, and sustu ns shivery from
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Bible, m his M.Muud Harbinger. I asked
, menu to accompany me, ana wc roue down to
; the curiosity, on he same principle that wc Would
have gone to sec tho Siamese 1 wins or a rhinoceros.
Jhcro was a general assortment ot people
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lted, but not a large crowd. But when the hour
r i 1,1 i i.i i. i .
nrrneu ... e-ecieu our cur.usuy vo ue g"-
.! bed, ono ot tlio common cfergy arose and said,
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I that orotner iampueii was not tnere that
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, rr 1
to! regretted the disappointment so much as he. They
the 1 mcl good reason to expect him, but had learned
tllHt l10lth was not good."
I did not hear nny one say that tho report
Campbell was coming, was got up for tho purpose
of drawing out a crowd to meeting, but many
"wondered" if it was dono for that purpose,
as thero had been n similar disappointment
year und it is soiiiotimes necessary now-a-dnys
resort to unusual means, in order to succeed
preaching tho Gospel to every creature"
However, my object in writing this articlo is
state the following : The same brother who rcgrcted
so much that lirolher Campbell was not tlorc,
troduced a colored man to tho audience, and stated
that he was collecting money to redeem or purchase
his wife from shivery, and urged tho people to
to consider how they would feel if
wero in similar circumstances and said that
did not believe there was a single person present
who would be so unfeeling ns not to contribute
something. Now, this wns the same clorgyman
who regretted so much that llwlher Campbell
not come, and he is helping a colored man to
money to redeem his wife from slavery whilo
Bntlier Campbell is down South, teaching the
that Christ and the apostles sanctioned slavery.
li. uther Campboll in the South proving slavery
aecordimeo w ith the Bible, and hit brother, at
burg, Pn., collecting money to redeem a woman
1 ours for consistency,
Lowellville, June 12th,1854.
FRUITS OF THE FUGITITE SLAVE LAW.
Beak Marivs: A late number of the Bugle
n;n.l ft, a Aceoiiiit which tho newsnancrH
of, ... nf ti10 outraircous murdor of a nc-ro
wnsir' r., 1, j. 1 1 0 r
u, Greene county, Ohio, nl.egcd to have beeu a
! tive slave. By ft letter just received from a
worthi'm Wiivuesville, Wurren county, I learn that
j ,,lrjPr.,l mttn wns a resident of that place.bv
c- lor labor!
h deed ii
name of Cook, who owned a pleasant lot
which he was building a house. He was one
two brothers who were remarkable for their
mcntto ench othor, and were seldom separate.
friends disinterred the body, and ideutificd It.
leaves a wife nnd one child. It appears from
! testimony, that he was a free man, assaulted
the i.retonee that lie was a fugitive sluve, with
1 .. ....,
authority fur such 0 supposition except mat
from his odor! Carrying out, I suppose, the
cision of the Cincinnati Judge, that a dark skin
prima J'tieiu evidence that its possessor owes
Now, the L.-tf'.ol'tv, Utt sinfulness
not in the least enhanced by the fet
hit being a free man j and that it not the reason
I desire to call attention to the true tntemont of
the case. Hut I do think that every person In
Ohio may be induced to consider tho condition to
which slavery na brought publio lentimont, when
the oolor of the skin is held to be presumptive evi
dence that a man is a slave, and no other testimony
is esteemed nocessary to authorise an attack upon
him, which may eventuate, as in the present in
stance, in murder.
Tho papers report that .two of those engaged in
tliis affair nro held guiltless by the authorities,
and are at liberty upon their own showing of tho
case, whilst the instigator nnd actual murderer is
nt largo on bail of $2,000. When William L.
Chaplin was released on bail for the crime of as"
ststing somo fellow beings to attempt tho resumption
of their natural right to liberty, the sum demanded
wns $25,000. Whon McCoy, in free Ohio, murders
a man in the attempt to reduce him to slavery, he
is bailed out of prison for tho sum of $'2,000. M ho
is responsible fur this public sentiment T
Marlboro', June 3,1854.
l)e QVntt-Slaucri) Bugle.
Salem, Ohio, June 17,
Yovko Pison.s's Convention. We wish to di
rect the attention of our readers in this vicinity,
to the call fur a cohvontion of young people, to he
held in tho neighborhood of New Garden, on the
first Saturday and Sunday of next month. It will
doubtless bo an occasion of interest to all who are
disposed freely to canvass the great questions of
human relations and human duties.
For several years past, such conventions have
been held in this region, and always with interest
and profit. The only objection we hear to them,
is, that they are conducted with too much freedom
They permit the discussion of prohibited topics,
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and in consequence, old foyit call them "infidel
We hope our "young people" will be unnlarmcd,
aud continue to hold "free meetings," notwith
standing the bad name they get in consequence.
If our young peoplo do not vindicate the cause of
freedom, in speech, nnd otherwise, who shall f
We are not of tho tcry "young pooplc," hut we
intend to be a looker on, and to learn what we
Tits Grkkx Cui-ntv Octraoe. Citizens of Ohio,
what think you of tho facts contained in the com.
municntion of Dr. Brcoko, to day. Can you take
it conly T How rapidly do outrages follow upon the
heels of each other. But so far as the immediate
actors are concerned, this is no toutlicrii affair.
Tho murderers and tho murdered, the kidnappers
nnd the kidnapped nrc oitizens of Ohio. And yet
it is the natural result of our union with sUvchold"
ers; traceable with unmistakable directness to that
origin. It is the inevitable result of the slave
catching law, while such villains as Ingrnhnm and
Albert!, Loring nnd McCoy, are to be fuund in the
Northern States. And the brocd will never become
extinct while the Union lusts. A Union which pays
well for their villninny.
A SNUG LITTLE BILL—WHO ARE OUR
The expenses to tho Government, of the Boston
slave hunt, are put down in the papers at $50,000.
Certainly they are not loss. Theodoro Parkor
calls them $100,000. And rath or a poor speculation,
besidos, we should think, to kidnapper Suttle.
The twelvo hundred dollars offered him by
n.wl.ninn. If. nKmliMMI lil.AI'lv fi iYtA ...n,, n
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.'peace iur uiciuncivcb, iirouuuiv wuuiu nui nuvc
a'l , . r n . . t . i- r
paid him his share of the cost of catching. Ccr-
f . , t , .i e .i i . -n
" tninly Bums pneo in tho Southern market will
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fall far short of it. Jlo is a damaged article.
tr ,, . . . . , . , e . .
' l ncse t iririuiaiia uu nui Hiuiiap iur mu prnm.
is for the plorv tlio royr.l satisfaction of seeing
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Boston aristocrats upon their knees in humble sup-
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see , fc j C0IIinmnrt Coloncl SuUlo rur
, uttM WM thfl or
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HOU. X ICS1UCI11 rilT;il U11U 1113 lllUUSailUS Ul BUI.
than p;erce VM ; BBton, which for the time
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the capitol of this nation of slavo catchers. And
nil . j. ,,,-.,,,.,. 4 , ,
altcrns, were but his aids, his lackeys, thnt reiter
ated, his commands, nud did his will. A greater
" Uo mean distinction is it esteemed by theso over-
seers to rule, tho despots of a nation, if it bo
fur tho spnee of one slave chase. To terrify
annoy rebellious Yankees in their own dwellings,
with U. S. troops, is to them vastly more comfort
able than swinging the lash themselves, over nnkod
negroes on their home plantations. There is some
thing magnificent iu having n plantation to extend
from tho Atlantic to the Pacific. Think of lashing
millions of slaves and among them, the nabobs
tho North. This it is thnt gives zest to tlio hunt,
especially as tho whipt slaves, in this case as
all others, pay for tho lash that gurcs them,
for the services of tho wretches who wield it.
We talk of "popular sovereignty," of
government" of "democracy." How ridiculous,
when every kidnapper who starts a blood hound
north of Mason & Dixon's line, is, while the
lasts, as suprome a despot ns tho Czar upon
throne. And the whole peoplo are but shires,
suhmil 01 to ho crushed. Such aro our liberties,
and such is the glory of our government.
the mercenary north has been willing to submit
this. But in addition to this, we want it distinctly
understood, the north must foot the bill. And
should like then to tell us, how many freemen
they will kidnap, or bow many slaves they
catch, nt the price of $50,000 per head for
privilege. $50,000, to pay for V. S. troops to
pel their own submission I
What a delightful relation is this union
slaveholders! How cheap nt such a price !
Alliance Ledger Disunion. We have
been handed an Alliance Ledger of week
last, a paper which, though printed in - our
town, we have never had tho pleasure of
before, though we heard of it on its first appearance,
by way of the Cleveland papers.
A correspondent of tho paper, in tho number
ferred to, devotes two columns to the disunion
the Bugle. We have little to say to the
The Ledgor's correspondent may advocate
Union to his heart's content. Fugitive Slave
Nebraska tills and the rule of military
ism, as in Boston, (at present, at least, inseparable
adjuncts of the Union,) will outweigh all his
against the Union, and bring the
whether or no, to the true position. " No
Note. We have since received a eopy of
Led gar in exchange.
A ScoaTin The New York Evouine
suggests to the Bostonians, the propriety of
the descriptive name of their city from
Athens of America," to " the City of the Seizirs."
UucJ. But Boston is not the only city
ONE RIGHTEOUS DECISION.
TVcll Hone for Wisconsin, one of hor judges at
least hits defied the fugitive, law, showing respect
for justice and state sovereignty.
S. M. Booth cf Wisconsin w ho was in possession.
of the United States Marshal, charged with aiding
iu the rescue of Olovcr from the kidnappers, hat
obtained decision in his favor on ft writ of haboat
When the sheriff came to icrve the wnt, tho
United States Marshal refused to surrender his
prisoner, alleging, that United States authority wai
superior to the Stato of Wisconsin. "That," sail
the manly sheriff, "depends, just now, upon who
is the better man, you or I." The Wisconsin offi
cial proved the better of the two and took Mr
Booth beforo Judgo PtnitK, who on tho 7th inst-
1. Thnt Cngross has no constitutional power to
legislate on tlio subject of reclaiming fugitive
2. Nor to clothe Courts of Commissioners with
the power to detonniuo the liberties of the pooplo:
3. That tho act was unconstitutional because it
denies tho right of trial by jury.
What now will tho United Stntcs Government do'
with Wisconsin and Judge Smith. It is refreshing
to find one Judge iu tho land who will make such
a decision, and show some respect to the people of
his own state. One who dares to refuse a surrender
of their liberties to gratify kidnnpping avarice
All honor to Judge Smith and Wisconsin.
THE CLERGY OF NEW ENGLAND.
The New F.ugland Clergy seem awakened to
some seal and earnostness in the work against sla
very. Tho slight and slander heaped upon them
in Congress, has doubtless dune something fur them -
i. , . j wcr(J t . Boston.
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in great numbers, (1,000 at least.) at th time of
Burn's kidnapping, and tho popular expression of
opinion there, helped somewhat to develops their
humanity for wo believe the ministers havo yet
somo loft in spite of their divinity.
Under this excitement they held an anti-slavory
meeting in Boston. It wns attended by represent
atives from all denominations, tho orthodox con
After speeches, somo of which, these same men
would six months ngo havo pronounced both,
"trcasonnblu" nnd "infidel," if they had heard
them from the lips of Mr. Garrison, they adoptod
the following resolutions :
Whereas, The recent action of Cungross has
mndo a new crisis, threatening the vital interosts'
of freedom, aud whereas, it is of tho highest iui-'
portance that the relations ot clergymen to thi
whole subject be clearly settled, thoreforo,
Itctolred, That in the sense of this meeting, it
is expedient that tho clergymen of New England
meat in convention to cunsult and to determine
their duty in the present exigency.
Resolcril, That a committee of seven be appoint
ed by the chair to nominate a permanent commit-.
too of twelve to co-opcrato with tho clergymen of
all denominations, in carrying into effoct the fore
We hope that tho proposed convention will re
sult most favorably to the proposed object, vis. :
enabling the ministers clearly to "dotcrmino their
duty in tho present oxigoncy."
C. M. CLAY.
Fur myself I am ready to complotc tho sacrifice
and triumph of our fathers of 1 1 70 at all hazards.
I am for no Union without Liberty if need be
through dissolution nnd wnr. "I tttind by the dec
luratiun," trusting ever, till Republicanism is vin
dicated and the liberties of mankind achieved.
Very respectfully, your friend,
C. M. CLAY.
Nobly said. Our heart throbbed with joy as we
read this declaration. Who else wiil run the haz
ards, and staud with Clay, "fur no Union tcilhovt
I.'dtertyif need be, through dinsolvtion and wur."
God save us from war, but war or no war, let us
savo ourselves aud our country from slavery.-
When Kcntuckinns thus speak, what shame that
Ohionns should be backward. Such is the spirit
which when diffused among the poople, will
achievo our liberties, as it did in the days of our
But Mr. Clay would yet again attempt to defeat
the slave holders with their own weapons, and
while in Union with them. He would meet them
at tho ballot box and in Congress, and contest tho
question with them by votes on equal terms. Will
Mr. Clay submit if they out vote him as in tho
past? If not, his disunion declarations will soon
bo put to the tost. May be and othors eland the
The Nbw Peace Measure. Some of tho South
ern papers are a little iucliucd to fear the result of
tho Nebraska agitation. They don't exactly ex-'
pect peaco after having proclaimed war. They
hardly expect confidence, after having practiced
the grossest perfidy, or that the slavery question
will be kept out of Congress, after doing their ut
most continually to drag it in.
A Richmond paper says :
" The idea that the slavo question will hereafter
bo kept out of Congress, by this act, appears to me
preposterous. The very admission thnt the Mis
souri Compromise was not a compact, but a mere
rcpcnhiblo act, establishes the position that other
acts are rcpealable -end when a slave State is of
fered, the whole subject will be re-opened.
Let the North see to it, that it Is "re oponcd,"
and re-opened so as to exclude all new slave States
in future. The South knows what wo should do, and
what we would do, if wo were manly. But sho
thinks sho knows the North, and she rests with
reasonable security on our established character
for servility and easy virtuo.
The IliRMiT or P.viini-RaviLLE. The story w
copy on our last page, from I'ickens' Household
Words, will perchance seom olyeclionublo to some,
as giving a sort of respectability to capital punish
ment, especially when at the close, it assures us
the " headsman leads an exemplary life." If It
does, it may also teach such that they are not quite
consistent, unless they deny that judges, jurymen
and sheriffs can live "exemplary livos.'' There is
small difference betweon the judge who sentences,
and the headsman who executes the sentcnoe.
nos. Andrew Stewart has our thanks for
copy of the census report and ether documents,
among them his speech against the Nebraska wick
ednesa. Bcbned ix Erriur. Commissioner Loring Las
been burned and hung in effigy in quite a number
of the towns about Boston, The women of Wo
burn sent him thirty pieces of silver, accompanied .
by a request that he would resign his office of
judgo of probate, as tho causo of the widow and
orpnan could not be safo in such hands. They
fclsa requested bim never to visit their town,