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LETTER FROM JOSEPH BARKER.
The numerous friends of Mr. and Mrs. li n ker
will rr-joico to lenrn from tlie lottor below, of tlioir
snfenrrival in England. Mr. B., Is, as tliis letter
linIich.tos, tho hearty foo of slavery of every char
acter, mid wherever found whether It be spiritual,
political, or chattel slavery, nnd whether it bo
fonm) on this sido tlio Atlantic or tlio otlicr, its
lia'oful identity ho every where detocts, nnd abhors,
nnd from him it can expect no quarter:
Bettev, Staffordshire, May 2."), 1854.
Mr Dkah Friend: Wo got safo here on Sat
urday evening, May 20th, ten days nftcr leav
ing Hostun. Wo had a favorable voyage. Wo hud
no Ntorni, no strong head-winds, no serious ncci
dents. What narrow escapes we hnd, wo cannot
tell ; for much of the time wo sailed through n
thick mist, which would not nllow us to see what
dangers v.oro around us. Indeed, tho mist was
itself our only danger. When it cleared away,
wo found ourselves surrounded by icebergs. On
.Sunday, wo sailed for several hours along a field
of ice, in which woro two sailing vessels hound.
We were sick, as a matter of course. Wo belong
to a class that is always sick at sea, however calm
tho sea may be. Our company was not very ngrco
able. Somo woro too religious to bo friendly with
heretics, nnd too aristocratic to bo civil to republicans.-
Wo had a I'nitarian minister on board ; but,
though ho knew mo, he never made himself known
to mo, till noar the end of our voyage. Even then
ho secuied not anxious to talk wiih inn. Perhaps
it was that I praised Theodore Parker, and placed
him above dimming. We bad John Cassil, an
English publisher on board. Him I frightened by
singing, in tho hearing of some other passengers,
nn nnti-slavcry parody on 'Undo Xed.' Poor man.
Ho is very nnti-slavcry when in England; but in
the company of a slaveholder, bo dares not utter a
word against tho blackest abomination on earth.
The loyal subjects of Queen Victoria looked down
upon us with contempt. They were, no d mbt,
tho better able nnd tho more disposod to do this,
in consequence of our better clothes being locked
up in our trunks. We were, besides, inconsiderate
enough to appear before them without rings, jewels,
gold chains, &c. And wo had no titles. So thor
oughly did they despise us, that though three of
our party were ladies, they never onco offered us u
tdinrc of any little luxury that was placed on tho
table, but divided between themselves whatever
happened to be placed before them. And as they
sat next the head of the tab',tb.e princi a', delicacies
always came into their midsi. Oncol ventured to
ask if certain bits of cako wero private property ;
nnd, in reply, received both tho cake and a little
insolence 1 nftorward protested gently against
their royal monopoly of oranges, nnd received
abuse and three poor oranges, not fit for use.
Next day, ono of the party begged nic to hand him
somo olives, that had been placed ut our end of the
table. I did so, observing that wo had not picked
out all tho best. This seemed to touch their
consciences, though it failed to mend their manners.
Somo of tho passengers wero very agreeable,
but they were such ns nei'her 'feared God nor
honored tho king'; mon with neither divine grace
nor English loyally in their souls, but only com
The first piece of news wo got, after the pilot
c imc on board, was, that tho 'Arctic,' one' of the
Collins linn, had run ashore, nnd been obliged to
return. This was roceivod by the English loyalists
with exultation. A clergyman on board, belong
ing to the English State Church joined the exulta
tion. I was shocked. But their loyalty, I sup
pose, required the horrible exhibition ut their
We got quietly through tho custom-house. The
searcher knew me, and took my word, and passed
my baggago with as little delay and trouble as
possible. Hence we soon got on shore, and were
ready for the first train homewards.
Tho country is very beautiful, ns you know.
Hut the weather is bad ; tho sun cannot show him
self more than six or eight hours a week, and even
then-it iu no such sun ns we havo in America. Hut
the country has a beauty, which, in its way, is not
to be surpassed. Its fields, its hedges, its trees,
with its gentle elopes, and frequent interchange
of hill nnd dale, present sc. soft, so green, so rich
a scene that nothing can excel it. It is all the eye
cau wish. But you cannot go far Without meeting
objects that spoil your pleasures. Before you leave
the small steamer that takes you ashore, you sec
ill-dressed men lifting and carryinglnads which
overtax their powers. You have no sooner reached
tho wTiarf, than miserable objects meet your view,
such as seldom or never present themselves in
America. You havo first a lot of beggars, who
nevertheless, ore afraid to beg, lest the police
should drag them to prison. Xcxt como four rag
ged boys, all beseeching you to allow them to brush
nnd black your shoes, offering to do the job for a
single cent, rather than not bo allowed to do it at
all. You aro next distressed by the sight of conrse
neglected creatures, who never had the opportunity
of learning to read or write, and who have been
i-ursod with too much work and too little food, from
tho day o their birth. Here arc old, little cot
tages, adding to the beauty af rural scenery ; but
the inmates do not own their little habitations.
All-is tho property of one man, nnd tho miserable
.creatures who live in them, nnd who create tho
lcauty nnd the wealth with which you are sur
rounded, aro at the mercy or caprice of a single
selfish aristocrat. It is for tho land owners around
to say, whon they shall wcrk, w hat thny shall
do, and what they shall receive for their work.
They are not owned ; but the lund is owned; and
4hey can only work on it at the pleasure of the
We are now taking our walk in the country, fifty
miles from Liverpool. Here is a woman, wheeling
n wheelbarrow along tho public mnd, gathering
manure. Her husband has a few yards of garden
ground, and she is Beeking the means of increas
ing its fertility. A little further on is another
woman with a basket, following the same occupa
tion. She cannot afford to buy a wheelbarrow.
Sho carries her burden of manure on her head.
Both thoso poor creatures are miserable objects.
It is an awful thing that women, wives and moth
ers, should be subjected to such degradation.
What comes next? It is a pedlar, with a dog
cart. No lull can bo demanded for dogs, so the
panper-iedlur, harnesses them, and makes them
do the work of tho poncy or the ass. His businoss
is to collect old bones, old rags, old iron, Ae., for
which he pays with pii.s and needles, dirty confec
tionary, and toys. Ho earns from thirty to forty
cents per day.
This is Keel, a small country town, with aristo
cratic and clerical magistrates. The magit (rates
are sitting to pass the road-surveyor's accounts, to
lay a rate, and to decide cases. There is a p x r
mm brought Hp ea i' a'largo f pom-bin?. He
has killed a rabbit : at least they say so. He says,
ha found it lying ou the rod. No matter ; the
Jaw forbids a poor man to touch a rubl.il, r any
I animal called tjame and the penalty ii twenty-five
uiuiui, or mrce months imprisonment, JIo begs
for mercy. Ho declares he never touched a rabbit
before. Ho was never charged with doing. He
vows he will never touch a rabbit nenin. Ho ns-
sures them that ho has not fivo dollars in tho world
that his wife nnd llttlo ones will starve, if ha is
sent to prison. I could not stay to hear tho de
cision; but I felt my old republican vongennce
rise, nnd I could not help indulging in silent curses
on English gamo laws and English tyranny.
What now 1 Here is a wall on tho right sido of
tho road, nine feet high. No man on foot enn sec
over it. It is strongly built, nnd it cost fivo dollars
a yard. It stretches two miles along tho rond. It
surrounds a park belonging to ono of those inagis
; trntes sitting in judgement on the poor laborer who
was caught with n rabbit in his hand. Ho has
spent eighteen thousand, nay, fifty thousand dol
lars, to hide from tho eyes of his near neighbors,
innd passers by, tho htantiosof the natural sconory
around him. Ho has gono a step farther. Inside
;the wall, ho has planted trocs which rise nbovo the
wall and promiso soon to hido tho park nnd its
i sceenry from tho man on horseback as well ns from
; the man on foot.
Tho weather keeps dull. Wo havo not had ns
I much light nnd sunshine during the nine days we
I have been iu England, ns would mnko ono Ameri
can day. It seems ns if tho sun was sick, and
about to die. Even when ho nets clear of the
clouds, he can only half shine. lean hardly un
'derstand how men can love the dull, moist, niclan
Icholy climato of England, after enjoying tho bright
,and lightsome clunato of America.
What is this? It is the Union Ihnic tho poor
, house, or tho work-house, for the neighborhood.
, This high wall in front is to prevent the paupers
; from seeing what passes along tho road, nnd per
' hups to provent thoso who pass by from catching a
( sight of Ihcir miscrublo pauper neighbors. Here
orphanage, idiocy and old age, want, disease and
crime, dwell alone, nnd waste, in sighs nnd tears
and vain regrets, tho remnants of their miserable
lives. And there is no comforter. Books are not
allowed, except the prayer book nod the Bible.
Work i imposed as a task, and hated as a curse.
Xo high and elovatod thoughts have ever entered
the mind of the governor or matron. If they had,
the authorities would deny them utterance. The
object is to make a3sistanco or relief to the pauper
as painful as possible and thus deter the poor from
Hut, my business calls, and I must go. You
will llt'rir Prnill nin fiiriiin lit- nn.1 In- T nn mill
t " "ft J J '
;sick at heart. The vice, tho ignorance, the wretch
edness every where prevailing, nppall mo, But
why lose heart? the state of things is improving.
it n in improve, a wonuoriui cnango ior lie oct
ter has taken pl.ico since I was young. No one
works for as little now as I used to work for oight
and thirty years nco. And food is cheaper. And
books are twenty times more plentiful. And every
year they arc becoming still more plentiful. And
twenty people can read where one could read when
1 was a child. I will bono, (lien, nnd rcioice, as
well ns sigh. Better days have como, nnd better
still are coining.
Will you tell our children wo are still well? We
hope they are so. Wo want to hear from them.
Love to them, do.ir, good creatures, nnd love to all
Yours, very affectionately,
P. S. You ask, no doubt, what is tho feeling
here with respect to tho war, nnd how docs antl
slavery go on in England? You shall have your
answer in my next,
LETTER FROM INDIANA.
Fkiknd Mamcs: It is pleasant to look back at
times, ns it brings to mind past scenes, and some
what better days, especially better days of this
slave-polluted Government. Some sixty-seven years
ago tho then fathers of tho Model Government
passed tho Ordinance of '87, making the Territory
Xorth-wcst of tho Ohio river free territory, that
nn slavo should clank his chains there. This was
in its palmiest days. What Las our nation been
from the first, but a nation of compromisors? It
beau t iu its infancy, nnd it seems likely to hold
on. This I should not feel dispoood to grumble at,
if freedom got tho ascendancy in her conflicts with
slavery ; but alas, poor freedom bns to go a begging
now-a-days, in this boasted hind of freedom. In
our day, it is deplorable to see the utter degeneracy
of tho Government prostituted to sustain the
foulest institution kuown amongst men, and yet
boastingof its civilization, Christianity nnd freedom.
The people are taken aback at tho passage of the
Nebraska bill. Tho generality of them did not
think there was nny danger of its passage, yet the
better informed saw that there was danger. It is
impossible to coneeive the depth to which somo
havo sunken, when they advocate the acquisition
of Cuba, as a means of putting down tho African
slave trade; that it is the will of Providence that
this Government shall wrest Cuba from Spain, to
put a stop to that nefarious traffic ; and this, too,
coming from a Democratic class-leader iu the
Methodist Church. O, what a nation of freemen,
liars and hypocrites are we! Christian nation -What
a libel on purity nnd lovo ! My friond, it
seems to me that such sentiments ns the above ex
hibit a depth of degradation that the bottom has
unfortunately slipped out of.
But tho passage of the Nebraska bill is not the
only measure that the slaveocracy have in prepara
tion for freedom ; bitter as it was tlioro are assur
ances that this is only the beginning.
Although I never had any acquaintance with
J. W. Walker, yet his death affected nie much, ns
I knew what his loss would be to the poor, down
trodden bondman ; The truth made him bold ; this
I admired much. It will bo a lung time before
there will be a successor to him. But I will stop,
I remain thy friend, and the friend of the down-
Irjdden portion of humanity.
JOHN Y. HOOVER.
Marion, Ind., June 4th, 1854.
C. C. Briti.Eiuu. The following noto from a true
friend of tho slave in Wisconsin, is the latest re
port we have had of C. C. Burleigh's labors- in that
State. Our friend says :
C. C. Burleigh has been with us, and delivered
three lectures in the villago of Monroe. He show
ed up the rascality of the Nebraska measure to tho
satisfaction of all parties. I havo only timo to
add that his most radical disunion doctriue was
listoned to with the most profound attention, fre
quently interrupted with loud applause. Let us
thank God and take courage.
Yours truly, in haste,
C. LOUISE MORGAN.
Let a lofty' putrintitui, ana noi a blind Mi In
spirit, guide U" in nil our deliberations nnd in all;
our actfus. -
"OUR GLORIOUS REPUBLIC."
Seo the vrrr mivlut t ' Psltifntorf ' In tlio rhrcnojoplfsl .Tuitrnsl
"This is a glorious land I'' lfor mountains riso
Lofty and grand from out her valleys green,
Like pillars renred to prop tho eternal skies ;
Whilo hor vast lakes and rivors roll botween ;
Ono hand sho lays upon tho hoary crest
Of tho east son, tho other seeks tho west.
"This is a glorious land I" Go list tho roar
Of cataracts thundering down the rocky wnlls !
Deep hidden in her bosom, go explore
Her wondrous envorns, gay ns fairy hnlln :
Look ou hor mighty prairies deckod with flowers,
Ilcr groon savanna", nal lurorango bowors.
" TIub is a glorious land !" Her generous soil
Might well supply a famished world with bread
Mid theso rich vales, tho starving sons of toil
From other shoros, with daintios might bo fed ;
Behold what myriads from tho old worid pour,
Seeking rich trcastiro on her western shore.
" This is a glorious land 1 No tyrants bore
May bind tho millions in a slavish thrall ;
But freedom, boon of God, to man most dear,
(For whtch our fathers bled,) is free for nil,
Hopofully turn tho world's eyes towards this
Waiting the future of our youthful land.
" This it a glorious land !" Vain boaster stay !
It may be glorious for theo and thine,
So is the Turk's land to the haughty Bey,
So is cold Russia to tho Imperial line,
Should Popes and Emperors to this New World
Say, would they find more freedom than at home ?
Is this a glorious lund ? Go ask yon slave,
Toiling in hopeless, helpless bondage where
Our country's striped and starry baunors wave
Iu very mockery of his despair;
Condemned to sea his wife and children sold,
Like bcaits in market, for accursed gold I
Is this a glorious lund ? 0, mother say,
Whoso hapless babes arc from thy bosom tornt
And forced (Great Heaven !) by cruel men away,
Leaving thee in hopeless ngnny to mourn.
Answer, 0 maiden, sold to guilt and bhamo,
Thy lot too base for woman's lips to name l
Is this a glorious land ? 0, fiond of hell !
Your black souls steeped in every hideous
Como shout her glories with infernal yell,
"Tho foulest blot upon tho page of time,"
Be thankful if to each abhorrent name,
"American 1" crown not tho list of shaino.
"OUR GLORIOUS REPUBLIC." C. L. M.
YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONVENTION.
NEW LISBON, June 22, 1854.
Deab M.tnius: Wo read with great pleasure tho
call in the Last Bugle for a Young People's Con
vention. We rejoice to hear that our young friends
are awake to their coming responsibility. For
tiicro is a great field open befi-re us ; on every
hand oppression and ignorance stalk unhlnshingly
The great contest between truth and falsehood, j
liberty nnd slavory, must be fought, and ns those
who have heretofore marched in the van of the
fight, are one by ouo called to that state of pure!
mentality, there to enter upon other and higher
duties, thoro nocds must bo somo ready and willing
to bear tho glorious standard on, till our beautiful
earth shall be made radiant with that fullness of
peace, joy nnd love, which nngels feci. .
Then let us assemble together on mass, disre-
garding the idea of popularity, throwing ofl nil the
bonds of sect and creeds, adopt for our motto,
" Give ino liberty or givo mo death," liberty iu its
broadest senpo, physical, mental and npiritual, and
while wo work for .ho three million .slaves, let us
also work for tho Lundred million in mental bond-i
Coming with such feelings as these, we cannot
fail to be interested and benefitted, and when wo
return to our homes we shall fed that wo have in
deed had a good nicoting.
CEO. J. PICE,
JULIA M. X. RICE,
WM. W. MYERS.
Illinois. A subscriber writing from Galcs
burgh, Illinois, says of that village:
" Galcsburgh is an enterprising place, nnd des
tined to bo tho largest placo between Chieagn and
Quincy. This village abounds in seminaries; the
number of studcnU' I should think would super
cede Oberlin, Ohio, three under the supervision of
the Presbyterians, and ono under the Methodists,
public opinion on the tempcrutico question super
sedes tho Maiuo Law. There is not any spirits
sola iu tho place, only fur medical purposes.
Tho anti-slavery sentiment of course is good ; but
not very consistent, according to my view of tho
Galcsburgh, Knox Co., III.
SonuERN Metiiomsm and Si.averv. The Gen
eral Conference of tho M. E. Church, South has
expunged tho section on slavery as well as all
other parts of the book of Discipline which con
A motion to strike out the General Rnlo had 61
yeas to 43 nays. It failed for lack of a two third
vote. Seven more would have dono it.
They however voted by 98 to 10 that this rule
relates only to tho African Slavo trade. Thus by
an almost unanimous voto declaring that thcro is
nothing in tiicir Discipline that condemns the hor
rible traffic in slaves, which is carried on in the
Southern States. This however was long ngo de
clared by Dr. Bond, of New York, to be the fact
But these Southerners go in fur tho African slave
trade by G3 to 43. For 1'8 of thorn dech.ro that
this rule refers exclusively to "the slavo trade us
prohibited by the Constitution and laws of the
United States." Aud yet they eamo within 7 votes
of striking out the prohibition and allowing their
members tho dulectublo privilcgo of stealing slaves
in Africa as well as stealing them from thoir moth
ers as they do with imputi;iy according to Dr. El
liot, of Cincinnati.
The Nashville R'AiV says, that the General Con
ference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South
at its last session, with but one dissenting VoicO,
"determined to cxpung from tho Book of Discipline
nil thote passages that condemn slavery." Tho
Wlihj adds :
Such action was demanded by the very principle
on which tho Southern Methodist separated from
tho North, aud it was demanded by tho general
feeling and conviction of the congregation of the
Church South. This action crowns with consis
tency the position of tlm Church, and will give
them a new clement of harmony and strength
among themselves and a fresh claim to the respect
of the whole Southern people.
Gerritt Smith offered an uuiondmaut, providing
that the post office department be alKihslied at tno
endot twoyeavi, rtUiilvc thi aztt! ;tf-irr'
the mails to prirnto eutcrpmr, when it would be
dnnc belter and cheaper. . . , . .- . j . ,
THE SHAME OF OUR COUNTRY.
Correspondence the N. Y. Tribune.
WASHINGTON, Wednesday, June 14, 1854.
& FOR .S.U.K--A likely young X EG ltd WO
IJ -MAX, L'.J or Slyc.irs of "age, u first rate Cook,
t Washer nnd I roncr. The owner, having no
further uso for her, wishes to sell her nnd her
Apply to tho owner,, Mrs. ANN SCOTT, on K
street, nenr the Congressional Burial Ground.
Juno 13 eolw
Advt. in Xational IntellUjeaerr.
If nny.body in Boston wants to buy a likelvoung
"Negro woman, 23 or 21 years of ago," they have
above nil the particulars necessary to onnbfo them
to make tho purchiisc. They must apply near the
Congressional Furying ground : but purchasers nie
requested to bo careful not to disturb the ashes of
the dead, who voted for csta'duhing Slavery in
Kansas and Nebraska! Probably tho child can be
purchased seperatciy from the woman.
Hero is another chance, perhaps n little better
thn: liio otber:
"By Gnr.Etf & Scwtt, Auctioneers.
VAU'ABLE XKtillO SERVANTS Haves f r
Life, but restricted to tho District of Columbia, nt
auction. On SATURDAY, the 17th Inst., we shall
soil, by trust, at tho south front of the Court-HouFC
in this city, at 0 o'clock P. M., the following de
scribed SERVANTS, viz:
One NKGUO WOMAN, named MARY A XX.
One NEGRO GIRL, nged about 17 years, named
One XEGRO BOY, nged about 14 years, named
One XEGRO BOY, ng?d about 13 rears, named
Terms Oiic-fouilh cash ; one-fourth in C, one
fourth in y., nl,d ne-fonr!li in 12 months ; the
purchasers to give notes for Ihu deferred payments,
satisfactorily iii'lurscd, bearing interest.
June 10. GRKKX SCOTT, Auctioneers."
Adv't. in M'aMivf.im Uuiua Mr. Pierce's organ.
These- "servants" aro restricted to the District of
Columbia that is, according to tho law ; but no
difliculty need bo npnrchemled if they nrc wanted
to go to South, for there is nobody whoso business
it i to interfere, and no objection from abolitionists
is noticed by the order-loving penplo of tho South.
The girl Colin is about 17, tt-rg Arc, nnd is a rare
chance for nny gentleman wishing to pitrchaso a
P. S. Wanted Throe or four hundred bullies to
mob Senators Sumnor, Sownid, Chaso Mr. (lid
dings and others, nnd to go to Nebraska nnd Kan
sas to help ergiinfce Territorial nnd state Govern
ments on the principle of jiopuhir snpam'iiily. Ne
groes will be furniliod fiuiii Arkansas ami -Missouri.
Apply to the editors of 2ie Union, a.
T.vnM'i.Nn;:vr. We find tho following in the
Louisville (Ky) t'oitritr. It looks ns if the editor
was somewhat disposed to qui the slaveholders,
take care lest they cull yju an incendiary, Mr.
"We don't think our readers oilght to be deprived
of all good things said by the North becuuso we
happen to occupy a Southern lsttittide ; hence wo
cannot forego the following:
"Jeiierson Revised. It is thought they have
got a new edition of the declaration of Iiidepend
nt the South, especially calculated forlhat lattitude.
The following is said to bo the beginning of the
firecious instrument : White nicu aro born with
nnlienablo rights, among which aro life, liberty
aud the jnmitil i J' naggers. I'orttand Adv."
THE FUGITIVE CASE IN CINCINNATI.
It appears that or. Sunday night, the 11th, a
party of negroes named Slunlrack, nged On years,
claimed by Jonas Cri.-lcrj Susan, his wife, 'J
years of ago, and two boys, Wesley and John, 'J
and 7 years of age; Aluicdii, aged 2li years, nnd
her child Sarah Jane, agod 3 years ; Lewis, nged
24 years, all of whom, except chadiack, were
claimed by Win. Walton. Lee, n"cd 21 years,
husband of A.uclJa, claimed by John Unities, ns
guardian of Elizabeth Ann and Jasper Blacken
bocker; Anderson, agod 2 years, chinned by John
i . ocott teit tneir nouses near iiurlington, in
Boone County, Ky., and placing somo of their
baggage on the bucks of three of Mr. Walton's
horses, the fugitive party started for the Ohio Riv
er, and arrived at a point nearly opposite Law
roneeb'irff. Starting the horses back toward their home, the
fugitives took a skiff nnd rowed themselves across
the river, arriving on freo soil about 12 o'clock on
Sunday night. They then started with their faces
to tho north, nnd after travelling about two miles
and a haif, they took rofugo under a clump of trees
during tho day. As soon as tho shades of night
came on the fugitives left their hiding-places uud
started again. They hnd not. proceeded far before
they mt!t a colored man, named John Gyser, who
promised to assist theui in making their escape to
the North. They nccompnnied him to n stablo on
Mr. Hume's farm, on Lick Run turnpike, about 2
miles from the city, where they wero to remain
until evening, when ho would return with assist
ance to aid them in reaching Canada. During the
the day Gyser visited Covington, and hearing that
a reward of $1,000 was offered for their apprclicn
siun and arrest, he gave tho information.
In tho evening a number of Kcntuckinn sur
rounded tho premises of Mr. Humes, while the
U. S. Deputy Marshal, nnd Deputies of Cinciunnti
went into the stablo and arrested thorn upon a
warrant issued by V. S. Commissioner Pendry.
The fugitives woro handcuffed and brought to Cin
cinnati in an omnibus. At the hut accounts from
Cincinnati they wero under examination ; nnd it
was supposed they would bo surrendered, as the
proof of ownership was pretty clear.
They wore subsequently surrendered by the
Commissioner, nnd taken back to Kentucky, with
out opposition or excitcmout.
MEETING OF COLORED MEN IN PHILADELPHIA.
PAILADELPHIA, Thursday, June 15, 1854.
At a meeting, this evening, of colored mon, res
olutions wore adopted in substance ns follows :
Thnt tlioso who, without crime, nre outlawed by
any Government, can owo no allegiance to its en
actments that being condemned und treated ns
outlaws by Government for no crime but that of
claiming to be men rather thau beasts and chattels,
wo heroby declare ourselves absolved from ull
obligations to obey its slavcholding behests, and
back upon our natural rights that wo adupt and
advise all oopresscd to adont the motto, "Liberty
or "Death.' nor w ill wo allow any fellow beings
I to lie enslaved if wo can prevcut it that resistance
i to tho slave hunters is in obedience to God, nnd
' wo pledge ourselves to resist all such laws by ouch
means as we shall deem rigni ana expcuieui.
A Yankee Resolittiox. A public meeting in
New Bedford, Mass., adopted the following among
.other kindred resolutions!
I Resolved, Thnt the names of Cain, Benedict
Arnold, and Edward Greeley Loring, form a beau
jtiful trio, the latt ono being the Boston kidnvppor
Und slaveholders' pimp, consequently tho most do
i testable ; and we will use all lawful means to effect
i his removal from tho ofliee of Judge of Probate
lfor Suffolk county, which ho so ehvmcfully dis
Found Favor at lAST!The liiehmon l (Va.)
I Ewpiirer says, 'tho South may reytnso implicit con
: fldence iu Mr. Pierce he in with us.' 'Mr.' Tierce
.has now received the Southern brand, ns tho re
j ward for his devotion to tho interests of the slave
Chicago is extremely indignant nt the passage of
e Xobrnska bill. Tho approaching Fourth of
July is to be observed thero ay a day of mourning.
BeuatorUougla is said to hare Doen cipectea mere
.recently, but when it became known, the nianit'es
j tftion int him wu mi irmiral aud unmistakable
that huYriend telegraphed him not TJ come, with
i whnb direction he complied. .
Wisconsin. Thf .Vilirnukle Free Dtmnernl pub
lishes tho call for a State Convention of the friends
of the Missouri Compromise, nnd the opponents of
ttio .Nfiiraskn lull, nccoinpaiiloJ with editorial re
marks: People's Mss State Coxrr.Mio.,'? Maiusvn,
Tin Rsiur, Jci.v 13. All men opposed in the Re-'
peal of thn Missouri Compromise, the Extension nf
Slavery, nnd the Rule of tho Slavo Power, arc in
vited to meet ut. Madison, Thursday, July 13, to
take such measures as may be deemed necessary to
prevent tho Fnturo Encroachments of the Slave
Power, to R'.'p'i.vl it'll Compromises in favor of Sla
very, nnd to establish tho Prinriplo of Freedom as
tho Itnle of tho State and (National Governments.
Tho timo has como for tho Union Of nil Freo Men
for the sako of Freedom.- . There is b"t.cM nlternn
tire. We must unite nnd bo free, or divide nnd be
enslaved by tho prtutoriim hands of the Slavehold
ers and their Nebraska allies.
June 2, 1854.
Wo publish the nbovo call for a Mass Stato Con
vention of the People, at thn request verbal nnd
written of a largo number of cituens of the Slate
Whigs, Democrats, nnd Free Democrats. There
is but one sentiment pervading tho mnss of the
people, nnd thnt is, that rr muni bun ull tint jo-
lltnni in crater, ami mule to maintain our l,ilier(ir.
nnd put un end to the ulimninntirm nf Ularerii. Let
tho men be turned out of the temple of Freedom
who nre now hiaking merchandise of the hopes nnd
dearest interests Of lbs people, nnd nro preparing
to rrucily Liberty. Let slavery bo transfixed, with
Pierce nml Douglas on cither rids; ns condemned
ncennplices in the plot to overthrow ottr liberties
nnd establish despotism.
Ax Immense BriiioR. A correspondent of the
Chicago press thus describes tho great bridge at
Peru, III., on the Illinois Central Railroad:
"The gronl bridge of tho Illinois Ccntrul Rail
road. 8,(tU0 feet, or two thirds of n milo in length,
is rapidly approaching completion ; the cars, how
ever, will not run over it before October. This,
your readers nro aware, is the greatest work of
the kind in tho west, nnd is ono of tho sevonty
tivc truss bridges now under contract by tho en
terprising firm of Stone & Brnomcr of Chicago.
It rea'-hes from bluff to blur)', is 75 feet in height,
contains upward of 1,(HH),UIK) fect of timber, nil
worked up in Chicago, nml how much Iron nnd
stone i know not. J lie mason-work is not ex
celled, and is of tho joilet hydraulic rock. The
top is to he covered with tin and he made water
tight : tho trains of cars are to run on top of all ;
beneath them tho frames pass tho roads for wag
ons, nnd underneath nil pusses tho river nnd ca
nal. An ornamental railing is to bo placed each
sido of tho track."
if Gcii. Pierce, in his Message to Congress,
speaking of tho 'disturbing quertions bearing
upon the domestic institution' of slavery, find the
repose which followed the nets of 1S50, says:
"That this report is to svJ'cr no shock, during my
official ta m, if I hare the ' jmver to aceii it, those
uho placid me here my be assured."
AVhat an admirable text to preface the details of
the proceedings in Boston last weekl
Receipts of Bugle for the week ending June 14.
John Wholan, Tipton,
Dr. E. James, Burlington,
Eliznboth Xeally, "
Roderick Owen, Titkilwa,
David Heaton, River Styx,
Joseph Stickler, Columbiana,
Asa Garwood, "
Jacob Bown, Wilkinstown,
John Bown, Moscow,
Gcorgo Ballenger, Orland,
William B, Michendrj 1'ottersVille,
John Y. Hoover, Marion,
Joseph Narh, Welebfield,
George P. Clark, Mt. Pleasant.
E. Hondlcy, North Kenton,
J. Millcsack, Loesville,
Eliza Anthny, Vernon,
In tho Treasury of tho Michigan Anti Slavery
Society for the month ending June 4th.
George Wobb, $1,00
Ephraim Union, 5,00
Sarah A. Union, 8,00
Sarah C. Rulon, 1,00
Elizabeth Rulon, 50
Thomas Chandler, 5,00
Phobe Sackrider, 5,00
Nelson Delano, 3,00
William S. Wilson, 2,00
Julia Ann Wright, 1,00
Lnton Yancey, 2,00
Meetings. A CALL.-YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONVENTION.
A committee appointed to ascertain the senti
ment of tho people in tho neighborhood of New
Garden, in relation to a Y'oung Pooplo's Conven
tion, culled a mooting to that effoct. After a free
iute.'chnnge of sentiment, it was decided to hold
one, on Saturday and Sunday, tho 1st nnd 2nd of
July, in a grovo near Votaw's school-house, on the
road leading from Salem to Xcw Garden, 3 miles
north of the Iattor.
Tho object in calling this convention, is to afford
nn opportunity for a free expression of sentiment
on nny, or ull questions of reform, pertaining to
tho elevation and enlightenment of the human
family. No one that has a mind to think, or a tout
to feel, will doubt fur one moment, tho propriety
of such a call. Ignorance, degradation, and sin,
are devastating Truth, aud Goodness, and undeiv
mining tho wholo moral world. Then comb to the
rescue. Wo earnestly solicit all to nttend, regard
less of sect, party, or doctrine. Our platform is
as broad as the world, and as high as the throne of
Him who rules this beautiful earth with the strong
arm of Lovo. Let this convention tell, that there
is a spirit abroad, determined to overthrow the
crying evils of tho laitd, aud establish peace, just
ice, and harmony, in their stead.
Distinguished speakers have promised to bo with
us, and address tho convention.
The mooting will bo orgnnixed at 10 o'clock, A.
M., on Saturday.
Ample provision will be uiado to entertain all
that may come.
Papers friendly to reform, plcaso copy.
Signed ou behalf of the meeting,
JANE B, WHIXERY, )
K ATE II. HAMBLETOX, Committee
THOS. O. HAMBLETOX, J
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JAME8 VT, VaLKEK'S ESTATE.
NOTICE U herd Hven. .thnt the bcriW
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on tho estnto of James Y! lYnTker lati of AhU-
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AME (fi .fl, 3 subscriber residing in Berlin;
rnsbin. Mahoniffij Co.'. Ohm.' oh the syentk
Inst., a Bright Bay Mare, with dark ni'nne nnataft,'
with grey hairs mixed over tho tody njif ,inJi ft,
Snip over the imso, four white feet, and nod rra
shoes on her feet. The Mare is about mediuiD
si7.o, nnd supposed to be five years old. . The own- '
nr is requested to come forward, prove property,'
unj vimriros, unu inne ucr nwsT.. . . ,
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June 17th, f?5-f.-3.
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GRAIN DRILW; . ,
FARMERS thnt want to mirebnse the bestGrai'ri
Drill in uo. should send tlioir order for one of
STACY'S PATKXT OKAIX DRILLS.' tho best .
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May 20, l354.-3in.
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line. Said Farm contains bighty-slx acrelj if
choice land, forty acres under improvement, a pari
of it cleared, and a part in winrowing I. .Well waV
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good Steam Saw Mill.
Terms : $15 per acre ; nno half . the riu'rchau
money down, and one half in two yearly payment
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Historical Books in ffreat varietyi
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