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THE ANTI-SLAVERY IJUGLE.
From the N. Y. Tribune.
KANSAS—THE PRESIDENTS PROCLAMATION.
WASHINGTON. Tuesday, Feb. 12. 1856.
Wo have to-day a Proclamation from FranUin
Tierce in relation to Kansas, which the Telegraph
wVTI have transmitted fur attend of this letter. Let.
me second the indignant comments it must litive
Mrendy evoked in New York by a fuller exposure
,,j i v iuiu i-i oeiij- oi iris lonniii-s.o;
Thero are this d:iv ltic:iti,it in Knnsus Komn three
tlionsnnd bonds of lainilies mid nearlv as miinv
mnKl men, of whom at least tothi.'js demand
rrccaom lor All and are determined that Kantas
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nun uc ii l ive ciuif, jvcvoriiiiiir to evei v iriuci-'v'
td. ft-nlcssion. m-clen-e. on whi, !. the , ns a ,ool
the .Ncbraska-Kun.as bill was a.lvoeated and ear-
ried, tlio w ill ut this m -ijoriiv onirhi'to be .'.e. isive.
That it ia a majority, ejn i.i the apprehension ol
it enemies, is proved by tliu fact that, they lime
dared to let one ciertioii be held in tho Tcr-!
ritory since it wns organized without l u.sbing in
liondrcrls if tu t thousands of MissnoiiaiiH to over-'or
ftwo, browbeat and outvote the actual residents of
"There arc tho C institution nni laws of tlio Uni-
ted States the l.nier inchi ling the nr-k organizing
this Territory u (ii. li tho People, of Kansas ore
unanimous in obe; ing. Thero are I'nitnd Htatesl
ftineti 'narie.i to w hom thev likov i-o vicld tJiat
obfdiincj which tlio lawfs reiioire. l!ut. in add
tihn to t!t !e, thero are acts p is-d ami ollicors up.
pointe I by n body which assembled l ist .Summer
under thC ftylc mi. 1 title id' a Territorial Lgisla
tore for Kansas, which they know to h-ivo been a
gigAtttto and eoncei ittd fraud a Legislature elec
. tecchy nil ain.ed irruption of several thousand
Missouri ins, who took possession of their polls,
overaneuoi snperscuea too e.cotion jndges, pour
ed lii illegal votes by hat-IYHs, uiol tl'ius lenipor.v
.rily subjugated the Teiritory. Tho Legislature
thus fraudulently elected proceeded to appoint
Sliorifls, Judges, (some of them still residents
of Missouri,) for six years ensuing: to extend the
Slave Laws of Missoi.ri over Kansas, nnd to en
act for Kansas, ia addition to those, the follow
"Ax Act to Punish Offenses against Slave Prop
erty. "'Suction 1. 7c tenanted by the Governor and
iAtjiAntive Assembly of Hie Territory of Kansas,
That every person, bond or free, who shall be con
victed of actually raising a rebellion or insurrec
tion of slaves, free negroes or uiulaUoes, in this
Territory, shall suffer death.
."Sec. 11. If any person piint, write, introduce
into, or publish or circulate, or cause to be brought
into, printed, written, published or circulated, or
shall knowingly aid or assist in bringing into.prin
ting, publishing or circulating within this Territo
ry, any book, paper, pamphlet, luagtuing, hand
bill or circular, containing any statements, argu
ments, opinion, sentiment, doctrine, ndvieo or in
uendo, calculated to produce it disorderly, dangor-
ous or rebellious disallcctiou among the slaves in
this lerrilory, or to induce hucIi slaves to escape
from the service of their masters, or to resist their
Authority, shall be guilty of a felony, and be pun
ished' by imprisonment at hai-j labor lorn term
Dot less than five year?.
. "Sec. 12. It' any Ireo person, by speaking or
writing, assert or maintain that persons have not
the right to bold slaves in this Territory, or shall
introduce into this Territory, print, publish, write
circulate, or causa to be intioduccd into this Ter
ritory, written, printed, published or circulated in
this Territory, any book, paper, magazine, pam
phlet, or circular, containing any denial of the
Tight -of persons to hold slaves in this Territory,
elicit person shall be deemed guilty ol felony, nud
punibhed by imprisonment at bard labor for a
term of not loi than two yccrs.
'!Soo. 13. No person who is conscientiously op
ptisod to holding slaves, or who docs not admit the
right t i hold slaves in this Territory, shall sit as a
Juror on the trial of any prosecution for any vio
lut'ion of any of the sociions of this act.
. "litis act to take effect nnd be in force from and
after the 5th day of September A. D. lSi5.
.- "i. II. STlUiVGfvELLOW, Spenkor of tho
"Attest, J. M. Lvi.r, Clork. ,
; "THOMAS JOHNSON, Pres. of the Coonoil.
"Attest, J. A. Halderman, Clerk."
"An Act to punish persons Decoying Slaves from
"Be' ifr enacted by tho Governor and Legislative
' Assembly ol Kansas Territory :
"See. 1. If any porson shall entice" decoy, or
carry away out ot this Territory, any slavo belong
ing to another, with intent to deprivo the owner
thereof of the services of eucli -slave, or with in
tent to effect or.proeure the freedom of such slaves
he shall bo adjudged guilty of grand larceny, and
on conviction thereof shall suffer death.
,"Sec. 2. If any person shall aid or assist in en
ticing, decoying, or persuading, or carrying away
nrending out of this Territory, any slave belong
ing to another, with intent to procure or effect the
freedom of such slave, or with intent to deprive
the owner thereof of the services cf such slave,
be shall bo adjudged guilty of grand larceny, and
on conviction thereof shall suffer death.
Sec. 3. If nny person shall entice, decoy, or car
ry away out of any State or other territory of the
Lniled Stales, any slavo belonging to another, with
intent t) procure or effect tho freedom of such
slave, or to deprive tlio owner thereof of the ser
vices of such slave, and shall bring such slavo in
10 this Territory, ho shall be adjudged guilty of
grund .larceny, in ihe same manner as if such
lave had been enticed, decoyed, or carried away
out of this Territory; in tncli caso the larceny may
be crrtrged to nave been coininitteu in any county
of thin Territory into or through which sJch slave
i ntiH i.n
etiiiu navo neen nrougnt t.y sue it person, and, on j
.oii,vioii bui-ivwi, niv j.vuuii uujuu.u 3u,ui nuu-
, "An act instituting a Poll-tax.
"Be it enacted, &,c. See. 1. That every free
vrliite mnlo above tho age of 21 years, who shall
pay to the proper olaeor in Kansas Territory the
sum of f I ns a poll-tax. and shall produce to the
judges of any election witifin and for tho Territo-
r of Kansas a reeeiot khou i,, thn v,nmni, ..r.
siiid poll-tax. shall bo deemed it l.sgal voter, nnd I
shall be entitled to vote at anv election in suid Ter
Htorv during the year lor w hich tho same shall I ,n
have"bcn paid: 'Provided. That the right of suit"
rage shall bo exorcised only by citizens of the
States aud those who In. vo declared on oath T
their intoi.tioii to become such, and shall have ta
ken un oath to support the Constitution of the
Uuitod States, nnd tho provisions of the act or
ganizing the Territory of Kansas."
r Such are "the Territorial laws" which the Presi
dent accuses the Free-State men of Kansas of en
deavoring to subvert, such are the laws which, 5n
defiance of that Peoplo on whom they were most
infamously imposed, the President declare that
lie wrH employ the Military force of tho Federal
Government to enforce and maintain. Punish
ments of death for any sort of forcible resistance
to tela very in Kansas punishments of five years'
imprisonment for Anti-Slavery speaking or print
ing in Kansas punishment of two years' impris
onment for bavin;: an Anti-Slavery book, tract or
newspaper in the Territory no oarneot Anti-Slavery
man to sit on a jury and, to crown all, the
Eight of Suffrage given tJ every man' who pays,
r in whose behalf is paid, a poll-tux of one dollar,
although he may not have slept one nigh-,
the Territory such nro the means by which the
Atchison conspirators in Missouri lire striving to
subjugate the Free-State majority in Kansas and
to thess tho President gives the saclion of his name
and authority, and threatens to back them up with
ajll the force of the Government. Affecting impar
. tiality and fulminating threats against lawless
acts, lie does not even allude to the cold-blooded
murders of Dotv, Barber, Brown and other peace
ful Free Stale men by Pru-Slavery ruffians; pre
tending to admonish outsiders againbt interiued
dliiij ia the concerns of Knnsus, he yet tells the
Missouri tuvaders that he will protect them in all
the advantage they have gained by the most au
dacious and rciteruted exhibitions of that very in
fcrmeddlinz which he affects to condemn. The
Government which the People of Kansas, under
the pressure of invasion Hnd subjugation, have
organijed for themselves, lie treats us the fruit of
Insurrection nnd usurpation; white that which has
been Imposed on them froas Missouri by gigantic
trotd and brute force, he uphold n4 exalts as
"the Constituted authority of the Ttrritory or
Kansas." " .
" possuue mat duo man who proters freedom
to Slavery can to misled by this atrocious prod-1
minion i It, U.
From the Kansas Herald of Freedom, Jan 26.
THE CRICIS APPROACHING.
We slated in our hint issue t lint tlio
cated another contest between the
! sourl nnl thoso of Kansas. Sul
people of Mis-chundi,
.i,u i,,:!. no iiiu ussu.i..i.-t' unit uiu riieii in neiir
at hand. Preouratio.is nre tluilv bi'iinr in.-nln iihnurlof
tho border: mil tivrv companies me omanizinj and
, "tores nro being collected; nd our neiKhhors ntc
! only waittoe lor favorable change in tlie wrath-
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l touiiin:iiv;C mi iiimuii. joeie is no r.uuoi
about the matter. A l.erson w, ..1.1 have So disbo-1
i lievo bi.s own senses were l.o to doubt.
Messengers have been arriving almost dailv dur-
j tho last week IVim difl'erent points in Missouri
bi inpioj intelligence of tho movements of the bor
never der Kulhitns. It is supposed they premeditate an
! attack on horseback, probably ulier night id' two
tln-co hundred poisons, nieetin iniultHiicouj-ly
j Irom diiTeiont points, and that they proposo tho ar
Kfinsaa. rc?t of several of our principal citizens, and then
to lice ns they enme, t.i make another attack niter
llry shall have tortured and finally killed their
' victims, as wns tlio caso w ith the martyred U own.
Generals Itobinson and Lane li.uo adopted pro
i cautionary measures, and oreonined a resimonl,
nun piaccu too several torts in charge ol suitable
When tho war shall be opened again in Kansas it
will be under different auspices than on former
'occasions: it will be a struggle in earnest: and we
persons, and those nro being guarded night nnd
nay, to prevent surprise, in the mcantimo niiiiu-
tions ot war are being collected, nnd w ill be held
in readiness fir instant service.
Wo understand that an attack is also expected
at Topeka, nnd that our friends thero are also pre
paring for defence. . .
The friends of freedom in the Kast m.iy bo pre
pared at any tnno to hear ol the blow being struck
appeal to our friends in the North iindlCast to hold
themselves in readiness to march nt n moment's
notice ti our rescue. They tuny rest assured thai
the people of Kansas will stand upon the right
and that they will aie before they will surren
der. We do not deem it advisable to follow this sub
ject in detail, for reasons which will be obvious to
all nor ions.
THE CRICIS APPROACHING. ANTI-SLAVERY MINISTER IN VIRGINIA.
Rev. J. S. Davis of Cabin Creek Kentucky,
writes to tho American Missionary an account of
a recent visit to Virginia, ho says under dato ol
I preached nine sermons in Virginia, two direct
ly on tho subject of Slavery, both in tho same
place a school house, half a mile from Woodstock.
I spoilt a little more than two weeks iu the village
and vicinity: found many nnti-elavery men, who
do not know how to make their influence felt.
Very few slaves nro owned in the country. Mom
of the inhabitants of German origin, moved directly
from Pennsylvania. They do their own work,
feel tho constraint which slavery lays upon them ;
are becoming disgusted with the Democratic pur'.y;
never heard a sermon ngaiust slavery, yet can't
believe the system is r'ght.
I preached three times for the minister of the
German lleformed Church. He is absorbed in the
church question, and knows nothing about Slavery
attempted to defend it from the Diblc, in conver
sation but soon gave up the attempt.
I attended a quarterly meeting of tho United
Brethren. Saw several ministers: they thiuk sla
very sinful, but told me explicitly, that it would
be unwise to preach agaiust it. I preached ouce
I preached twice at a school bouse three miles
from Woodstock. A slaveholder walkod two miles
to hoar the Sermon on Sabbath. He had horses,
but said ho was afraid Mr. live nnd myself would
not go homo with him if he rode; we were walk
ing. At night I preach ed to a larao cocgrecation
in Edinburgh, a small village, live miles from
tvooustocK. lue eomrrecatiun was Jan-e. Sir
Ityo is a noble man. lie devoted bis time to the
work. MuyGod bless him. I hope to write again
Ho Vritcs at a later dato I
"I think that I was brief in reporting the re-1
suits of my tour to Virginia. Mr. George Rye,
formerly a saddler, but now out of the business, is
a reliaido out-and-out Abolitionist. For eighteen j
years ho has been endeavoring to placo himself in
circumstances such as will enable him to give his
time and interest to the anti-slavery movement.
His wii'o is a kind woman, and would sympathise
and cooperate with him. They havo no children.
His advantages of education have been few, and
yet he writes iu a forcible and clear style. There
are other substantial men here who ore interested
in the anti-slavery question
Mr. Rye proposed that I should go to Virginia!
in the spring, and call upon every minister in tho j
vicinity, stating frankly that my object is to pro- it
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- "'.'uw'wi'.'iii mo uuiuii uiu
symmetrical Christian character
understanding, I preach to their
but if notngrceabla to them, then preach iu school-
nouses, uweinngs, clc.
Mr. Ryo writes to tho Missionary :
"There is not a minister of the Gosoel in .til Vir
fiiniit, that I am aware of, that preaches ngaiu6t
Ill-it with this;
o, Muvenoiuiiig, aim in my opinion it is ol ;
lou uisiimporinnce nat every place in the j
Aiillth KlWtll lii lift uiirinlu.H vtliofa t io Li
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This is one of those places, if a proper man
loiino: nnd X tliiuli
think the linger of Providenco has 1
an Rev. James Scott Davis, of
is a Virginian by birth. His lath-
pointed to the man
edited a newspaper in Winchester, thirty milts
from this place, arid there aro ninny persons in
this neighborhood who wore acquainted with Lim,
whu li would give him peculiar advantages. He
paid me a visit n short timo ngo, nnd on his nrrival
Iranlily avowed iiimsclt as an uboli tinnist I intro-
I."CP'1 '' ns ch, nnd took special pains to have
!"ln Known 08 uc,' IIa remained here two weeks
w hich timo he preached nine sermons, nud he
nevel" '"'got the poor bondsmen in his prayers or
"rmoiis.- ue prenciica two very strong nnti-slave-Uuited
sermons, one of them from the text, "lie that
says he loves God nnd hates hit) brother, is a liar."
His preaching was strong and to the point;
but I w ill ay no more about bis preaching here, he
make his own statement. Mr. Davis, I be
lieve, is a missionary of the American and Foreign
unn-oiavory society, l jiope you will for the
Cause' sake, use every exertion to place him in
fllietial.l nn.lfi.wlMl. v.I..h. 1.' ... 1 ?.ll
UI..U, ai.u CU;ij UO ll!li;o ll JCniUChy Willi
another missionary, as I have no doubt you can
as the way Is now opened. We will "do here
what we can for his support, nnd it may be in
year or two we can support him without any
from the Society. .
In the cause of God and
Woodstock, Shenandoah Co. Va., Dec, 13,
From the Albany Evening Journal.
FUGITIVE SLAVE FROM A VIRGINIA
To run away from Slavery has been declared to
be to run nwav from God. The "Church of .Ien.ru
Christ at Union, Fauquier County, Virginia," has ' au1
pronounced excommunication against one of its I
memoers tor running away irom ms master and
seeking Freedom in the North. This negro who
so "disobeyed the laws of God and man," in the
lai iguago of that "Church of Jesus Christ," was
caught, and by the active endeavors of President
Piorceandhis agents, and the ngouls of Cotton
and Doughfacery, wus restored to the Christian
oocicty ot l nion and tlie pious muster who be
wailed his slave's backslidin ; into Freedom ami
Massachusetts. After a season of repentance
unuor tne cxnortations or tho ruwhulo und the
Kev. John Uarlc, tins rugitive church membor was
bought put of Slavery with Northern dollars and
presented to hiui6clf. Taking tho jlft.hs straight
way went with it to Oborlin, Ohio, to educate it
for the iniuibtry. Arrived there, he wrote back to
Union to his old pastor for n loiter of dismission
from the church Jio io wkkcdly ran nway from
when lio run nwny from Slater?. The pastor the
Reverend John Unrk, mude answer, of which tlie
following is the gist :
"The church of Jesus Christ) at Union. Fauquier
County, V i
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.
"Wllf.iiKvs, Anthony Burns, n lueiiibrr of thn
has made application t. u .f loiter to
'our pastor, lor a letter ol ilissinission in fellow-
, nui-,in oruer ill at lie III :iy II II 110 Willi tinoilier CIHII'i 0
tlie sinni, (uiih nm fmli , ami
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Iiom the service of hm mailer, ami ve(oed to ru-
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lV' Vlu,,l.,ir,,' loth tU or,
I V. f"'" '''" " '.so-tucntly oh-
v.tiuvv uta iit:L-uoiii i I'UI Vims.-, rfc I.U liae HUH
uiincu his irecuoni ny purciiase, vet Wo have noir
to consider him only as a Jityitire frvvi totim; (as
ho was btftne bis itiicst nod restoration to his
master,) have, therefore, . .
licsulctd unanimously, Tbct be bo excommuni
cated from the coiun.unioii and fellowship of this
Done by order of this rhiircb, in regular church
meeting, this iXHh day of October, lfdi'i
W. X.S tsi, Clerk."
Willi this bull of excommunication went a letter
from the puslor, which pitches into poor IJtirns in
a fashion which would be called diabolically vicious
n iiumnnt proceeu man a clergyman. lio con
victs him, logically nnd irom the Scriptures, ol
having denied the Christian character in seeking
Freedom while his muster wanted him to remain a
slave recommends him whci. licensed to preach,
to select for bis field of labor the north bank ol
tho Ohio itivoiyind taking the text about Oiicsimus,
to exhort therefrom all fugitives from Virginia to
run Btraight back to their masters. "15y so doing,"
adds the pastor, "you may measurably make
amends for the expenditures of foll.UUO by the
Government in your arrest, trial, nud restoration
to your legal owner."
if the "Church of Jesus Christ in Union, F.-.u-qtiier
County, Virginia," is losing members by the
infidel love of Freedom, is it not largely growiiic
in grace ?
l)c 2Vnti-Sloccru Bugle.
SALEM, OHIO, FKBHCAIIY 3, 1850.
THE FANATICS OF SALEM—THE DISUNION.
The following or something like it is tho notice
which some of tho newspapers givo of tho recent
presentation of the Disunion Memorial to the Ohio
Senate. A memorial of tho fanatics nf Salem.
Columbiana county, in favor of the dissolution i f
tho Union, was presented and referred to the Com
mittee on J eilcral Kelatioin.
Many ot the notices wo hnvo seen represent tin
memorial ns a mere local affair emanating from it
few individuals in Salem. Where is it issued from
tho Executive Comniilico of the Western Anti
Slavery Society w hose members and friends, svm
pathizing with the opinions of the memorial, un
scattered over the w hole Slate, Wo only wish
it to be understood that tho "fanatics" who would
Iiavo signed this memorial bad the opportunity
offered, are not confined to Salem. Rut as with
out much labor tho individual signatures of dis
unionists could not bo had it was thought best
that it should emanate from the Committee whicb
had been selected by them to represent their views
and seek to extend them during the present year.
Last week when our paper went to press, we
had not seen any notice of tho action of the Sen
ate on the memorial sent tj n member that
body, henco our silence in regard to it. On Satur
day tho 9th inst, Jonas D. Cattcll, to whom the
memorial had been sent presented it to the Senate
There, ns in the House, it was referred to tho Com
mittee on Federal Relations and before tlio Senate
took a recess, 0. P. Rrown, of Po rtage county
Chairman of the Comuiitlo, made the following
Report of the Cummitte on Fedeial llclvtions.
The Committee on Federal Relations, to whom
was referred the memorial on behalf of the West
tern Anti-slavery Society, preying o dissoluticii of
the Union, respectfully tubmit the following
l'our ComiuUtco havo given all the considera
tion to the subject of the Memorial that its impor-
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t!inin npniiim d ' mv m ri.a. I.. .!,.,; ,1.... ,!..
Fedoral Govern'nieut, like nil human Governments,
has its impede .tions.an.l that those v ho adtninist
aronn infallible. Siill, your Committee I
uvtu inui in its principles una works IL nnuroxi-
unties more iveariv to a veuiisTa'inn nt tieu-intuoi
mankind than any one that has preceded it. nud
much mora nearly thnn any one that would be
likely to riso upoti its ruins.
Your Committee take pleasure in saying that
there is no considerably portion nf the people of
Ohio who indirectly sympathize with the purpose
the memorialists. Loyalty to tho confederacy
those States, aud unfaltering niherence to the
obligations of tho Federal Constitution, are nro
dominating characteristics of cur reev.lc. That
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tion ol human liberty, they believe it is the part of
.isui.i.-i m ii.-itiiiiiii ikn pin nv lliu IKi.tllC'll, ICilglOUS
educational and social privileges which wo now on- oJ
nnd extend those privileges to the whole hu-
nmn family ns fast as a due regard to the rights of ! to
tho further consideration of
0. P. BROWN' 1 Cm. on
ll. CANKIIiLD. V Federal
K. M. PHiai'S, J Fdalionx,
The Disiouion question is one of the best tests
the depth and genuineness of tho nnti slavery
leoling ot tho country. The Lnion is the politi
God which the peoplo have worshipped, They
immagine that by it, they have their pecuniary
political prosperity, and they refuse for the
yarts of tho confederacy wi i permit.
For these, and a variety of reasons that might
stated, your Comuiittee, in tho most decided I
and euiphti-.ie manner, condemn tho treasonable
objects of the memorialists, und i.sk to bo dis-1
,... ..t ii,
sake of freedom to the slave to question the divin
of tho band that bestows them, llcnco they
have scouted every proposition for a discussion of
question, and denounced nil w ho have dared
Advocate it. But this iutense devotion t) the
Union is losing somewhat nf it power. Thnnks
the discussions of the Disunionists of the North
to' tho treats of Southern secessionists and the
madness of Slavery propagandists. We see tl is
the reception this memorial has received fiom
Legislature and the press of the State,
It is true the, Committee charges the memorial
with "treasonable oljccts." But then the Com
mittee also affect to treat this treason with con
tempt. The Committee took no timo to deliberate
tucJ tlie? pave to tho suhject of tho
treasonable document all the consideration it de-
served. And this contempt of plotted tren.n
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this contompt of a deliberate attempt to enlist
Legislature as a participant in the treason met
enthusiastic Approbation of the Senate. When
Senators come thus to treat treason lightly,
pretty good evidence that they are thomselves
approximating a willingness to 6co treason flourish.
indicates that the public sentiment in regurd to
disunion is vastly different from what it was in
past, and thus indicates an advanced state ol
sentiment among tho people.
the first place (he individual to whom it was
readily end promptly- presented it to (he
bodies of whlchyhey wero respectively members'
n -tho second it was received and treated Willi the
usual ;-, of Courtesy tind tlie general lone and
character of the discission indicated not n disunion
piirpr.se, but n modified nnti-shtvery feeling. Tlie
"T''e'ins, inimghnta rmrtv diHtiiriiiltr d for
urcd lovo and tlevotijn to the. V ninli mi.
courteous treatment towards it, though knowing ns
they did that this course would bo misrepresented
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pponentsus It lias teen, -jne
tiy their political o
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ij-.-oerat tiling i-er.
week wo coidcd
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has either been silent or ns
pcclful in its treatment. Last
tho remarks of the Clevelaii.
iimbian, the central organ of the
refers to ihe sul jeet in a simi-
The Democrats however, Legishtors nnd F.ditnrs,
havo been inspired by the memorial with a perfect
furur of purioiism. Aware that nil tho generous
impulses of the the peoplo are with the proposed
objects of tlio Republicans in regard to Kansas,
liiey o.igcrly seize upon every opportunity to play
upon their prejudices and stop at no misrepresen
tations that shall keep tho peoplo at issue with the
Republican fctrty on those questions. . This dis
union memorial has been therefore a God-send to
them. Tiiey charge it all upon the innocent Rc
publicans,who for no consideration would originate
or prosecute a diautiiou inoasiiro. Tho Statesmen
"As much ns this extraordinary memorial may
stnrtlo tho peoplo of Ohio, w ho have been slumber
ing in supposed security, never dreaming that the
ma linen wire preparing foi tho last coi'7;. tic ctul.
I o nrgue with men politically derange.i is a waste
if breath; the hair of the dog must cure the bile.
1'olitieal derangement is liko any other dernngc
mont, if the lunatic is not tied with thongs, ho has
401 iu mrugiu 011 unin exnaiistc.1.
"When it man is guilty of the traitorous speech
made by Senator Wade, "at Portland. Maine, last
summer, is seriously talked ol for still further pro-
oiouoii, wnai may we 1101 expect i liese Coluiii.
oiiina traitors to their government are not a whil
behind Wado himself, who holds tho important
position of Senator of this State nt Washington.
A .more outlawed traitor to tho government that
ivos him bread, never soiled tho door of a repre
Tlio Ohio Patriot cries :
"Our county was stigmatized, by tho presnnta"
uou, in me legislature, n lew days ngo, ot a peti
ion from Salem of a most infamous character.
It camo from the Anti-Slavery Society of that
"The petition was read and referred to a Com
mittee which reported against it, but not until one
of our Representations, Mr. Hunter, had uttered
sentiments that no true-hearted American or lover
of our country would proclaim. We believe we
ire correct when wo say that every one connected
n-ith getting up of his traitorous document, voted
iast fall for Chase and the Fusion ticket.
"This is another beautiful specimen of Fusion
eforin. We regret, however, for the reputation
f old Columbiana, (hat this infamous petition
hould have had its origin in our midst."
The Patriot is utterly incorrect in its statement
relntivo to tho votes of those who got up the "trait,
orousdocument." Not a man who voted for Chase
had anything t j do with it."
Tho remarks of Mr. Hunter which tho Patriot
tortures into friendship to Disunion, are only a
declaration that tho Southern disun'oniss nnd the
Northern Democracy will very likely enter into
a fusion and dissolve the Union. Mr. Hunter's re
marks as quoted by the Patriot are as follows:
' He was in favor of the motion to refer, for the
reasons assigned bv sDcakers who had nraneded
hi,., Ti.,....i. i....t 1 il..!.. -.
....... u -mu uiu fiuiiLiou unu ueen reau iwicv, u
was not oiiite understood bv the House. It nsk.
ed that the petitioners be heard by counsel nt the
oat 01 1110 House j aim it was intimated, that Wen
dell Phillips of Boston, was to be their counsel.
There was not as large a number of Disunionists
in Columbiana county now ns thero had been. He
was not of those who believed that tho Union couhl
not be dissolved. He believed that the time might
come when it would bo dissolved. The Disunion-j
ists of the South backed by the Northern Democ
racy, would reccdo, and thus dissolve the Union."
We think Mr. Hunter is probably nearly right.
Those Pierce Democrats are so infatuated in their i
attachment to slaveholders nnd so habituated to
tho support of Slavery, that noisily as they curse
Northern Disunionists, they would not unlikely
fuse with S.mth Carolina sooessioni sts, rather
than abandon their work of pandering to Slavery.
THE DEMOCRATS AND GOV. CHASE.
The Democrats have been terribly ngitated dur
ring tho last two weeks. Tho "Treasonable Doc
ument" from Salem and Governor Chase's Kansas
MVtiSftn-A pnmiiiff En nM, tn.vn lir, 1. .:..!.
f" n h' nun iiisn
. .1 1- ... I - ... . .
upset toeio. i.spuciany coining ns tney aia just ,1
the fugitive slave ease in Cincinnati. To have
the Lc-tis uture ntcr are ni?n nst k , nfinni.i.,inl,
. 1 i r.
A t , . , i
. , . ' in
friends ot liberty must make their effort, in BumHt,ie
sia inienis aim at long iniervul-.tl t hev havo anv
. .. h ' ' . '
upon tlie lieels o( .Mr. irown s resolution, relative
nave nny puhlio sympathy manifested for tho
thousands of citizens of Kansas who nre threaten-
be overrun by n horde whose savageism out-
tbat of G. ths and Vandals and especially
lave lhn.r rrrnnt li.il .r.ii-!r i.f utn,-np- ll.a A.,.A:.
. ,' -i, , , .' r , .
l",,un' f !,5,"lcd--'t ' "th for the De
be moern('y t0 1,e"r- l'"'yunt their patriotism,
curso the Republicans, aud like tho man in Biblo
History, they despaiiingly exclaim "ve havo taken ' n
. . ' . P-on
away my Uods nnd what havo I more." The
regard to the excitable nerves of their Dcinocratio
" ' , . in
See Irom the following how thoy cast their eff- lr
oris on the side of the Border RufDar.s, w ho with
l'.an.A A, (l.a.H l.n..., aha ma... .I.......:.. ... 1 - 1
.civ v lucii iiuuu uig uu liuuuieutlllf 10 UAICIIO.
slavery by lire and sword.
In tho House of Representatives, while theKnn
sas Message was under discussion :
Mr. Sawyor rose to express his astonishment
nud regret that the Governor of Ohio should to thn
neglect of other great and all important questions
concerning the domestic interests of our own State,
thrust into our faces such iiifiamatory Abolition
doctrines and recommendations as are Contained
his Message lio claimed that the Governor,
was. by this very act, interfering with the rights
the peoplo of Kuusus, who ought to be able and
were nolo to inanngo their own business; and en
couraging tho very stato of things he pretended to
deplore, lio bad heard the Governor, in a puhlio
speecn, on nnotner occasion, recommend the uso of
Sharp's rifles to prevent slavery in Kansas, and of
fered to give fifty dollars to aid Abolitionists to i?o
Kansas, und shoot dowit the slave holding citi
nnd now. ns Governor of Ohio, he is incit
ing the very dillicuhies which wo nil so much de
precate! Why, sir, where was his vuice when
own citizeus wero shot down in the streets of
own cities by a mob and iu a neighboring
n him I hen ! son
Mate? Not a word was heard from him then
belouged to a partj which respected the whito
uizcn more inan ti.e negro out the Uovornor
i embroil the country in a civil war. in order
befriend tho negro! He regretted tlio introduc.
of this subject into this body, to distract our
mention iro:u our own important business,
Tlio biuitr.sinan ridicules tho message thus;
Tho war whoop? sounds from every village and
inttilet! Women und children startled from their
Ireann of security, and open their eyes but to wit
.less tho mangled corpses of their fa'hors, bus
guilds Slid sons, of 18 veurs and upwards ! Hweet
ueurls minglo their maiden tears w ith the lifo's
oozing from '.lucir beloved! Grandfathers
jon old to go out to the field of bnttlo Bud "it free
. Resolved, Tli
'""" one ot Sharps rifles,
fight," stand leaning ngninst the inrhtninrr nnlus to
catch the news as it Hits nlong ,tho wires. Tlio
watch dog howl nt midnight tlio token of dosola
lion that is up..n its ! 'J he war trod throws his
stream of red light, nnthwiirt the heavens nnd!
prophets prnpheev I Governor Chase subscribed1
BflV ,lllr r... . 4l..l. i.. 1 - I r.
- i' "v-...,.a,w, itiuisus, it ii ii ior mar oi I
1 "'""'K '"s money, lie issues his wwr iiroelanialion. '
: '"t ill he lonnd III our Mirier of Ibis tiioi-ninir ! :
mt cverv mother's son of us pur-'
and shoot ;
j sum euiwiy ,,wi,l,!!, nlwnys, that the lllack Re-j
.publican Aatwital Convcntien of n ;i,u of the .
j .Mates, should coioo off nt Pittsburgh mi Ihe Z2 .
idjinst. Music ".My heart's in tho Highlands," Ac. I
i he Plnindcnler tbo New Lisbon Patriot nnd
other papers of the same kidny echo theso heart
THE CINCINNATI SLAVE CASE.
argument of counsol was
concerned, Margaret, the mother, gave testimony I
Terminated last week so far ns tho. examination
of testimony nnd the
in lavor of the children, that when herself a young
girl sho was brought to Cincinnati as a nurse.
The argument wns that her children subsequctly
born were llierel'orc free.
Colonel Chambers, the counsel for tho kidnap
per charged in his doting speech that Mrs. Lucy
Stone IJlaekwcll bad asked permission of tho De
puty Marshal to give Margaret a knife with which
to kill her remaining children und herself in case
they wero ordered bnck to Slavery by tho Com
missioner. Mr Jolliffo requested of tho Cumitiis
sioncr that Mrs.lilackvvcll might be heard in reply
to this accusation. Tho rcnucst was crnntod.
But Mrs. 11. expressed a preference for speaking
immediately nfter tho adjournment of tho court.
Inch sho accordingly did.
Tho Gazetto reports her remarks as follows :
I nm sorry that I wns not in when Col. Chambers
said what lie did sny about me, nnd about my
giving a knife to tho poor woman who has just
gone out. I returned to town only yesterday or
1 should have been here during every day of this
trial. When I camo hero and saw that poor fugi
tive, took her toil hardened hand, and rend in her
lace deep suffering, and tin nrduut longing for
freedom I could not help bid her bo of good cheer.
I told her that a thousand- hearts were aching for
her, and they were glad that one child of hers was
safe with the angels. Her only reply wns n look
of deep despair of anguish such ns no word can
1 thought then that the spirit she manifested
was tho same with that of our ancestors to whom
we had erected tho monument nt liunker Hill
the spirit would rather let us nil go back to God
limn buck to slavery.
The faded faces of tho negro children tell too
plainly to what'degradation female slaves submit.
Rather than givo her daughter to that life she
killed it. If iu he.- deep maternal love sho fell
the impulse to send her child back to God, to save
it from coming woe. who 6hall sav she had no
right to do so? That desiro had its root in the
deepest and holiest leeliaes of our nature imnlnn.'
ted alike in black and white by our common Fath-
or. ilii my own tenth would I tear onen mv
veins and let the earth drink my blood, rather than
wear tho chains of slavery. How then could 1
blamo hor for wishi.ig her'child to find freedom
with God and tho angels, where no chains are.
I know nor. whether this commissioner has little
children, elso I would appeal to him to know how
ne wouiu i:no to linvo them torn irom him; but I
feel that ho will not disregard the book which
says, "Thou shall not dciiver unto his master the
servant which has escaped from his masted unto
ttiee lie shall dwell w ith thee even among yon, in
that place which he shall choose in one of thy
gates, w hore it liketh him best."
After talking with the slave woman, I talked with
her muster, (no, I cannot say her master, for one
is your master, even Christ. I I told him thnt
these were heroio times, and that this heroic
action of his slavo might send his namo to post9
rity ns her oppressor or if ho chose as the
generous donor cf freedom. Ho said "if I
get her back to Kentucky, I mean to make her
After she had concluded. Col. Chambers rose '
nnd said that he was authorized bv his client i
to deny tho statement made bv Mrs.Blackwcll that
howoulifice Margaret. IIo said when ho got
her back to Kentucky, he wdtild consider wether ;
ho would free her or not. j
Mrs. Rhfjkwcll repeated that ho had promised :
her to freo Margaret, and said that this was
nn avnc'n.n llnl.n.l t.1.1 !... l. ..... :
..u ,.u.u ut, juoinuui ooo imu ,
The Commissioner has postponed his decision
until the 12th of March. . Not a very "summary"
NEWS FROM WASHINGTON.
Congress is advancing slowly to its work on the , '"i
Kansas question. Tho case of Recdor has been 1
elections, which has ;
referred to tho Committed on
applied for permission to tend for persons nnd pa-
Ihe question has originated some sharp j
discussion. Ihe l'rcsident s Kansas Message
",,., in nf ii, .i.l ,i. '?
8tflte of tha Union. Muclj to tho t of ll)C i
. , .. , , ,h . . i 1,1
iirionus oi ireeuom who acBireu itrclcrred to the i
Committceo on Territories that thus they might
socuro more speedy action.
In the Senate, Mr. Wilson has mudo a speech
on the Kansas question, which has considerably
aroused tho opposition of tho slnveites.
Tho President is pressing forward bis coopera
tion with the Border Rufians, w ith vigor, and in
dispatch and promptness out-strips tho action of
... f, I ,- . , . r. ...
congress, no lias uispaicncu Miannon lo Kansas
groat haste, that bo may arrivo thero before I
4lll of Mnrcb when tho Frc0 s,uto Govern-!
. - . ., ,.
Iment goes into operation. He enrnes with him
authority to disper.-to that government. Ho has
..... ,efurrej (u Ml0 Comoiitten of the -l,l n ,l,n ! ?
his. pocket a proclamation for the purpose, and
tlie rea(li ()f tho proclamation fllii3 t0 disr,orse
tho nebc3 nllinst the nuthori t of ie mock'Lcg-
islature, he is authorised to oali upon tho United
Statos troops and with their bayonets euforce obe
dienco if he can. Shannon left Washington post
haste on Saturday. We subjoin tho telegraphic
notices of tho events at Washington, relative to
this absorbing question.
Shannon's Instructions New York, Fob. 18,
Washington correspondent of the Herald tele
graphs: Governor Shannon left this afternoon for
Kansas. Ho will travel night and day till he reach
Shawnee Mission. The President desired him
arrive there before the Free Stato Legislature
assembled ut Topeka the 4th of March next. Ho
full power, I understand, to arre.it the mem
bers ot that Legislature, us its meeting is deemed
be an overt net, and as such deserving s.c','oro
punishment. If ho carries out his insti unions, it
thought by geutle men now here, residents of
Karsa, that there will be a eyl'.ision botweou tlie
federal authorities and Free Stuto men,
Washington, Feb. 19.
Mr. Wilson eonelnrleiV I114 anna"). vi.t.ili.'A !
Kansas, strono ..on. lo, ,,;,,,, ,i,J .,.,, ,.e a...i.:
un.l (tw v....n..A..
and Gov. Shannon.
Mr. Geyer asked Mr. Wilson on what nuthorhy
yesterday stated that Mr. Atchison wout to
Kansas armed to control the election
Mr. Wilson replied, on the authority of Genoral
Pomeroy. On tho 13th of March, as stated tiy
P., Mr. Atchinson eutered the territory, arm
with bowie-knife and revolver, ready tu shed
blood.!' any man who would not do his bid
ding. Mr. Geyer did not suppose Gen. Pomorov made
statement on his own authority. Tho only time
Atchisnu over crossed the border, so far as ho,
Onyor, had boeo able t.i learn, was duritig tho lata
disturbances, an account of which w real in the
j Senate yesterday, at the time it wm apprehended
thai thero would bo a serkitis collisiftn and destruc
tion ol lifi. 1 hen Air. A,, with, two or three oth
er", W ent intr Kansas fur the purpose of persuad
ing those assembled nt Wakarusa, to forbearance
and moderation, lit went there to counsel peace
not to oseculu violence
Mr. V ilson continued, he had simply placed be-
fore tho .Senate tho etiilement of Urn. Pomero ia
otunisition to the Mtatemr-iil i,f ll... s,..,n,. in
he document, from which be read wns prepared
etinr.'il I'iiih no. I I l. I.:... ....1 .....
oral others well known in Kansas and the cOnfttry,
and since its receipt he bad been assured by Gun-
oral IVmeroy that alt its statements nre true, nnd
can bo proved bef'oio a committee of either House"
ol longiins. tie (Mr. Wilson) regarded Mr.
Atchison . ns the moving spirit of all tlio Missouri
excitement from which theso disturbance! have
The speaker alluded in mpbrvti terms to th
character of Gov. fc.'ianuon, saying that )ie -was
the companion of gamblers- nnd drunkards in Cali
fornia, und that w hen n Missourian shot down a.
citizen ol Kansas.lhe Governor wns so inloxicnteil'
"lllt 1,0 Cl,lllj not nttend to bin duty, lie could
provo these and a hundred other disrrnu(lblB thirnr
of Gov. Shannon.
House debato in granting lenvo to tho Commit
tee on elections, to send for persons nnd paper
in Kansas, was continued and House adjourned
Fi ttTiiKii Particulahs. Mr. Stevens remarked,
that Gov. Kce.lor himself commissioned the mem
bers of the Legislative Assembly which passed the
law under which Mr. Whitfield was elected. The
validity of which .Mr. Rccder now called on tint
House to investigate, consequently all further pro
ceedings wore stopped by the tdlicial nets of Got
Recder, who was thus out of his own mouth con-
Mr. Campbell, of Ohio, said
. X ii.' I.- r '! i""7- , n-tUt , UkU nm b
for thorough investigation. On this point the
houso should bo satislicd, and something more was
desired on which to form tho judgment, that mere
newspaper reports and telegraphic dispatchei.
, ,I.r: fI",,k.""lu ,,,ouKlt the newspaper report of
the difficulties in Kansas had been exaggerated ei
ther on one or the other side of the question, to
cvrding to the sentiments of the writers.' It is
consequently important thnt tho investigation
should bo aided by the means proposed. Mr. Reed
cr had done all the act of Congress required of
him in the prcmisi . -
The question wa j then taken on Mr. Stephens''
motion, that the request of Ihe Commissioner on
elections be referred back to the Committee, with,
instructions to report the grounds on which they
ask ior power to send for persons nnd papers.
the motion was negatived by the Speaker. Pend
ing the consideration of tho main question resolu
tion to grant the Committee power to send for
persons and papers, tho House nujourncd.
KANSAS CITY, K. T., Jan. 23, 1856.
To tlie President of the United Slates :
SlK Wo notified Villi fhnf -...l.-l." .
p v, ci n iieiuiiuir
force, supplied with artillery, was organized upon
our borders, lor the avowed purpose of invading-.
""'?"' U1C towns.and butchering the
unoltentling I rec State
tuting 14-iWih ol the entire populatian. We ear
nestly request you .to issue ymr proclamation im
mediately forbidding the invasion. Wo trust thero
may be no delay in taking so important a stop to
prevent an outrage which if carried out a. planned, .
history ' pnrallel in the . worldV
J. H. LANE. Ch'n Ex. Com. K. T.
C. ROBINSON, Ch'n Com. Safety.
The instructions to Col. Sumner, the command
ant of the luitod States troops.and the instructitni
to Uovernor Shannon, aro also among the doeu
moiits. They are co extensive with the recent pro
clamation. Relow arc the instructions to Governor Shannon
Mr. Marcy to Gov,
Department nf Kii S '
Washington, Feb. 10, 185(5. j".
Ktn V I . I ,
. x nci-cvrmi enclose to jon a copy of a pre
clamation by the President, dated 1 1 inst .Vulv
authcnticatcd.and a so n eon. f a.. : r.
t'10 Department of War to I 'T.I s, n,..
Colonel Cunke. of the IT vitori ....-
President is unwilling tn l,pli.-n :
!y'- duties as Governor of the Territory J-iii.
,je ""7 occnsion to call in the aid of the ' I'niiMl,
States troops for that purpose, nnd it is enjoined'
"I"'" you to do nil that can possibly be done hefr.r.
resorting to that measure. Yet if it l,,.nm.
.ll.i.n,..I.L . , . " " UCC0111C8 ln-
r--""'"j iiiiesMtry io ao no, in order to execute'
0 ,, preserve tho peace, you are hereby
authorized by the President to make reouisitioJ.
upon the officers commanding the V. S. iniLtarr
forces at l ort Leavenworth and Riley, for such as-
nurnose ' "ceiled tor the above specified
While confidinrr in
. o -- .in . our citizens ior
tho laws, and the i-fi nn,..- ,.r ,i... i:
t. islictl for protecting their rights and property
Ui!l'"s it, however, not improper, considering
V' ;" , " tul,,1"n in the Territory of
J"" "oooiu ue nutnorized to have the
-' conierrcu, with a view to meet
extraordinary emergency that may arise tmatii.i
" win inri bo use.l until you shall fin. I w..,,-
" '"'avoidable in order to insure the r!o .r.
' S" Te.ce.
"Jle luttrposition of the niilitary force on unv
11 ''""voidable in order to insure the doe
occasion, von ti-IM .,.,... .1.. . , .. . . -T
. . . .. . U1(J proclamation of the
1 urn. Sip. v.,,-,, i-ABnnn,c..lt ....
, .vc-viiiuiijr, your ooedient eer-
,. L. M arcy, ,
ritory Shanno" Governor of Kansas Ter.
Washington. Feb. 19.
Tho Senato to-day in executive session, - after ft
very warm debato, confirmed Wilson Shannon
uovo-nor ot Kansas, by a strictly party vote, 12
votes being east in the negative. During the ex
ecutive session an ineffectual attempt was made to
conduct tho discussion with open doors
John Pieri-oni is expectod to leclura in Salejw
next week, probably the 27th. The time will be
anounocd in season by hand-bills.
Our Salem courso of lectures this winter has
been so marked with disappointment, that we feel
almost doubtful about making another announce
ment. From what wo have been able to learn
however, we suppose those in Sulom and its vicin
ity who desire to hear Mr. Pierpont.may confident
ly rely upon having tho opportunity next week.
Pierpont has long maintained a reputation asj
able, eloquont and instructive lecturer.
Tavloiw Mi-sicAiV.-This company 'of colored
vocalist, gave a Concert nt the Town Hall ob.
Wednesday evening. We were not present, but
friend who was, and who is a much better indes.
tuch matters than we profess to be. speaks in
terms of commendation of thoir performance. It
n tlecidodly fovorable reception from tho audi
so much so, that by request, they repeated
Coucort on Thursday evening. Wo know ef
other company ol colored vocalists in the coun
try. They ore deserving of a full share of
patronage among the numerous companies compe
ting for public favor.
Peace. The last European arrivals gave in
creased hope of returning peace to Europe.
The National Know-Nothings are now in sossion
Philadelphia attempting to harmonize their dif
ferences on tho Slavery question, nt tho latest o-
nceeiints, prospects were not very fluttering fut
ri9.it i ng ot tne rupture. - , .,