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T1LK ANTI-SLAVERY 1JUGLE.
I)C 2VnU-SUmu Buckle.
SALEM, OniO, DECr.linEU G, 1850.
The friemliof this efficient nnli-slnvcrv Instru-
mentality, will re member that tho timo fir send
ing In their contributions is nonr at hand. The
fair will be held on the 24ih uiul 5ih of the prci
cnt month. Let u suggest that the contributions
should bo liberal. We have now the opportunity
for successful anti-slavery labor. The means only
are wanted for this purpfe; this it is tho object of
the fuir to supply. All kind of marketable pro-
d..Mlr.n. n. be forwarded and the inniingcrs will
ee to it that they aro e-onotnicilly convortc.l iitto
money, and that efficiently expen 1 id in ai 1 of the
good cause of Freedom.
WENDELL PHILLIPS LECTURES.
Tho peoplo of Salem had a rich treat, l ist Sat
urday and Sunday in the lectures of Wendell Phil
lips. On Saturday evening ho delivered to a full
house, hie justly celebrated lecture on tho Lost
Arts. Therein lie administered a needed lesson
to the overweening silf-sLflicicrcy of our people,
who imagine that wisdom was lorn with them.
11 made it apparent, that nations f antiquity
which we ofton speak of ns l.arbnriuns.hud in some
of tin "arts, a knowledge and skill, very fur in tiu-
TftD.ce of that known to the highest civilization of
the present da v. The great point of superiority
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of the present civilization over thnt ol the past, is
in the art of printing, w hich diffuse, the know 1-,
edge of the present ago ainun,; the people, nnd
thu, enures its prcs iration as well as its increased
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contribution to the stock ot general Happiness.
In the olden lime, know lcige was shut up in the;
palaces of Kings nnd the cloisters of Monks, and
eorved to givo power mid perpetuity to des-j
On Sunday, Mr. Phillips delivered two lectures
on the sutyeot of Slavery. We cannot attempt to
give our readers even n eketch of these mastorly
addresses. They evinced great clearness of moral
vision pnd unswerving fidelity to principle nnd
were eminently calculated to induce his hearers
to take tin highest moral ground in favor of free
dom, as the only successful method for the overthrow
of slavery, lie presented most impressive
ly the strength nnd resources of the elavo power
and enquired for the successful nieaus e'c,)llnM
ter witu it, and urged wun niucn iorce u mgio,
and beauty and petinency of illustration, the impos
sibility of securing freedom to the slaves while
bound in our present union with slave hulders.
Tli Rmtr-o olnnn nod not the General Govern-
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course indicated by the judiciary ol isconsin
ana assert their sovereignty in proicowog r.
eonal liberty ot their citizer.s.
The audiences filled tho Town Hall nud hung
pon Mr. rhiilips' words with an interest absorb-1
upon Mr. runups words wun an niiciesi aosu. u-
ing everything else. Besides the people
of Salem, there wero persons present Jrom
many of the surrounding towus, some having trav
elled twenty-five miles to enjoy tho pleasure of lis
tening to this faithful end eloquent friend of tho
slave. The influence of the meeting was eminent
ly good, and will be seen hereafter.
Governors Messages. The Governor of North
Carolina, in his Message just delivered to the Leg-
islature. vents his indignation at the loss Minister
suetainod in the emancipation of Janej
Johnson and her childreu by tho aid of l'assmore
Williamson. What the Legislators aie going
do about it we do not exactly know.
The Governor of South Carolina considers
recmt election us no settlement of the question
the North and tho South, but only n
He thinks that every species of labor should be
the hand of tho Slaves and advocates the reestabliehraent
of the foreign elave trade. Ho dedinos
to lay before the legislature tho nnti-slavcry exten
sion resolutions of New Hampshire, which
Governor of that State had transmitted to him
We append nn extract from Governor Adams'
Message, expressive of his conviction that all labor
should be performed by slaves. Ho says :
"If we cannot supply the demand for slavo
then we must expect to bo supplied with
species of labor wo do nut want, and which is, from
the very nature of things, antagonistic to our
It is much better that our drays should
be drivon by slaves that our factories should
worked by r laves lhatuur hotels should be served
by slaves that our locomotives should bo manned
by slaves, than that wo should bo exposed to
introduction, from any quarter, of a population
alien to us by birth, training nnd education,
which, in tho process of time, must lead to
conflict between capital and labor, 'which makes
so difficult to maintain free institutions in
wealthy and highly civilized niKions where
iusiituti ins as ours do uoc exist.' In all Slave-
holding States true policy dictates that tho supe
rior race should direct, und the inferior perform
alt menial service. Competition between the white
and blacl man fur this service may not disturb
Northern sensibility, but it does nut exactly
Thus it seems to bo tho purposo of Governor
Adams and his class, to render slaves so chenp
importation, that many of tho present white non
slaveholders may bo able to enjoy the luxury
flogging their own chattels, and if they aro
thriftless as not to be able to-attain the thus cheap
ened dignity of slaveholders, why oxpcll
from the Suite. It hns long been the policy of
slave States to expel free colored laborers
- their borders, rightly judging them to be tho
dangerous foes to freedom. Hence tho Southern
patronage to the Colonization Society and the
persecution of this class of persons socially,
ly the forms of law. Now '.hey seem disposed
extend this principle more rigidly, to tbo expulsion
of free labor io all its forms. Free labor is danger
ous to Slavery. Hcnco thsy propose to treat
laborers at they treat Abolitionists and free
But two classes of men must livo in
South, Masters and Slaves. All ethers must share
tba same fate free thinkers, free speakors,
froe laborers, whether white or black. Tho slave
holders indeed, are more in dread of the insurrec
tion of Iree white laborers than of insurrections
their black slaves; hence they rob the Post Office,
baoish book tollers, and muzzle the press.
ouly safoty is in shrouding all around them
the darkest of ignorance and expvlling from among
lb CM all the elements of intelligence acd good
Mty. Slavery belongs to the age ol barbarism
and it is the true policy of its friends to bring
its rule. As fast as possible the slave-holders
iuaugoiating this their true policy
The Charleston papers support the position
the Governor for the re opeuing of tUe
ira.il. Tha Charleston Standard of Nov.
ays: . . s
The principal feature of tho Governor's
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WHICH WV putftlsu lu-uttj, 19 lll jiijjviwvu
move Congressional restrictions fr.mi the African
slave-trade, and in this we think we Fee tio dawn
of a new era in .South Carolina. The South has
been wenk, and in danger because sho hns ever
been upon the defensive, and it is to bo d ubtcd
whether endurance is ever equal to infliction; but,
when we also tuko the aggressive attitude and ;
stand lefore them as their peer atiit equal, they 1
will bend in supplication to us for tlmtvory for
bcaranco which we have I cen contents to ask of
them. And it is as the first movement in this di
rection the fust step to this result the lirst ofti
cinl utterance ol ft soirit oT Southern independence
that we regard tho Message of Gov. Adams as t lie
most important document thnt has appeared in the
country sineo the period of the devolution,
It is a step which w ill never bo receded from.
Tho South has already shown the purpose and the
ability to reward her champions; one lvcpresenta-
I've l.o.n South Carulinit has already luund that
. a decisivo objection.
in that way glory lie; others will nmke the same
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ill now roll on with accumulated volume, until
the South shall be redeemed of Federal servitude
or become the sovereign nrbitrcss of her own des
tiny. The Charleston Mercury of tho same, date sajs :
Another topie which is likely to excito some
thing more than interest, is the recommendation
cf the revival of the African Slavo Trade. We
suppose it will occasion violent bursts of philan
thropy and scolding from the Noithern press, par
ticularly, ns it is the first time that a high public
functionary, in tho discharge of his official duties,
lias made such n rccommcndiilion. One objection
has been urged strongly against it, privately; that
if the trade were re-opened, the New Englunder
would monopolize the profit. This would doubt
less bo the ease, but we consider it by no means,
I hey would, undoubtedly
! n,n,rh the trade ..and they would realise the ininio-
jdiate profts of it; but tho South would reap after
lllivnmaj,M n thi increase of her population and
1 1 1 v il 1 1 U fr( 4 in ili4 IIil.rPilnH III IT II IIU1 lit I 11)11 Itiiu
inAuMrM resources We might be satisfied with
. our share of ho adventure, l.ut one thing, wo
, snoumuo ineuieu upon eieuu.y u m ,
cmntonlv that the slave-trade, when revived,
, . . . . .-..., .,n,i . ,i,e ... P0ttM;t ion nnd re-
Sription of law ns tho emigrant trade. But all
possible legal protection should be made to sur
thus round the trade in slaves; and that, while they
r.,,uA,l tit., inniilai.. nml ....'tinea ft tint riKtn y fi'Mtii
the condition of pirates and outlaws, they 'should
art0 sccnre to the slaves themselves comfortable
room, food, nnd good treatment, in their passnge
across the ocean. It is the outlawry ol the slave-1
tiado that has mado it a system of cruelty. Uivoj
it the protection nnd regulations of law, and
u-iiiil.l nnhipn In lull intu n uvutnm if Ittiit. nmlv
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where tho interests of the owners and tho well bo-
ing of the slaves are perfectly harmonious.
Now that the Election is over, nnd the ears of
the people nre to be had for (because of tho Slave,
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luuy engaged hi norm iimiuuu unv. .uituijaii. in
; Ohio we bore t() d(j 60mctninK during the winter,
though it is little at present for want of men nnd
women for the work. We hope to have some aid
Abolitionists aro up nnd doing
J cffjrts to extend their priftt-iplcs.
Society is commencing a vigorous campaign in
i Vork.and our Pennsylvania friends are awake
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. ftnJ hj . in the MlMn ,iln( ,
can io th(J circuIation of tl.n,
let each do what he
can io th(J circuiation of u.nct9 ttn(i documents,
I ftnd . ,ocftl discussions, debates io., in our towns
i and school districts. Let every abolitionist be
energy fjr the next six of them
well provided with tracts, They are io be had of
Joel M'Miilac, Salem, by sending Jhe prico of their
postage, a moie trifle, either in money or stumps.
We hopo our Republican friends will not sus
pend their efforts to enlighten the people. Many
of their old campaign documents are capital and
they will find readers now comparatively unprej-
"diced, who would not look at them two months
eg". Lot us combine every possible effort from
jail classes, to enlighten the public mind and oboWheeler
litionize the public sentiment of the nation.
j wo had not another election for eight years we
to niight hopo by that timo to abolish slavery. But
n8 there is to 1,0 "nether one in in less than twelve
the months, we must oil double our diligcnco nnd
From the Anti-Slavery Standard.
ANTI-SLAVERY CONFERENCE AT LONGWOOD
Pursuant to notice, an Anti-Slavery Conference
was held in Longwood meeting-house, near Ken
uett Square, Chester Co., Pa., on Sunday, Novem
ber 2Ud. At the appointed hour a numerous
audience assembled. The meeting was opened
with nn address from Luerotia Mott, in which she
urged the duty of eelf-cxaminniion so thut
might nil see how far wo ore faithful to the claim
which the slavo has upon us. Anti-Slavery does
not consist in attending meetings, and in enjoying
the pleasures of social intercourse afforded
such occasions, nor iu listening to the words
eloquent speakers ; but it is an earnest, everyday
work, making us unceasing in our exertions, un
tiring in our perseverence, until the victory
won. The speaker desired that all the great issues
involved in the agitatiun of this question ol slavery
should be placed with boldness and clearness be
fore tho minds of the peoplo. She thought there
wan too much timidity evinced by many Abolition
ists in meeting the question of "No Union with
Slaveholders," nnd hoped that the present favor
able opportunity would be seizod fur the purpose
of placing before the people tho exact relations
they bear toward slavery, while consenting to
Constitution nnd the Union.
After Mr. Mott had concluded, Thomas Whit
son moved that the meeting he permanently organ
ized by appointing James Mott ns President
lieu ben i uinlinsuu and Jackson as Secre
taries. Carried. J. M. McKim then proceeded
to stato the purpose for which this meeting
called together. Its object was its adopt some con
certed mulhod of action, by which anti-slavery
truth may be circulated among the peoplo of
Sute. If we would reach the people we must
among them w ith the printed document or
vpokeu word. Led off and infatuated us many
thorn have beeu during the recent election,
false issues, nod luw, and unmanly appeals
vulvar pre judices, they are vet in a leai lixble con
dition. We have only to determine that they shall
be taught, and, currying that determination
effect with unflinching nottl, we Bliall in3et
Thuuias Whitson moved, 1.1 order to brin
-subject fairly before tho meeting, the adoption
tno loiiowing resolution :
Jlesulnd, That we will hold fifty meetings
the Counties of Chester and Lancaster, as well
other convenient places, betwoen this timo
the 1st of April next.
Pending the adoption of this resolution, nn
discussion ensued, which was partici
pated in by William Barnard, Thomas Worrell,
Lucretia Mutt, J. M. McKim, Thomas Whitson,
J. Jackson, Jacob Stern, Eusebius Barnard and
others, A want of timo and space forbids a report
of this discussion ; but it is sufficient to say that
the points at issue weiethe character which should
be given to the contemplated meetings and
method which should be adopted for conducting
tltAm Tha rnanlt wna A aiLt'iMfnetnrv tinrin.rHtnnd-
Their U0 on the part of the Conferonee, and the unan-
with imous adoption of the resolution
The following persons were appointed a Com
mittee of Arrangements, to carry the above
olution into effect. J. M. McKim, 1 nomas
rell, John Jackson, Abner Haines, Mary C. Wilson,
Thomas vV Intson, Anaa l'usey, Jtioiuas tiarrctt,
Allen Agnew, James Jackson, luomas llamblo
ton. Esther Hayes.
This Committee was aUo instructed to use
best efforts for the circulation of documents,
much as possible, among those who have hitherto
been out ot toe reach ot anti-slavery publications.
After a brief intermission the meeting rossscm
bled for the purpose of listening to nn aldress
from Miss Frances Ellen Watkius, of Baltimore,
a young lady of color who is now lecturing
Pennsylvania. Sho posseses n fine pooticfanoy, and
a wealth of language, while nil she says is marked
with an earnestness of feeling which lolly attests
that her interest in the anti-slavery caue is not
the result of argument only, but that it springs
from her identification with tlio oppressed tmd
At the conclusion of her nddress.tho Committee
on sieeliniM announced several to ue ncc;
different neighborhoods, during the present and
THE PIOUS PRESIDENT.
Buchanan as it appears from the following letter
audits endorsement jn tho New York Observer,
is a saint, ns well as President elect. Tho pious
knave who writos this letter, doubtless hopes to
I . (llmr,cr j rur ifu on tho American Navy ns
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; (icull pcJ ,,i8 Bn lici,,flie not knowing
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Chapbtin, ns was his brother who certified to the
holy,prayerful,S.ibbat:i keeping, grace saying char
acter of Franklin Pierce.
The following letter will bo read with cijiial
interest bv the friends and opponents of Mr. Ibi-
chanan. 'it was w ritten by ft well-known clergy
man in Philadelphia, in reply to a note ot inquiry
from this city. -V. V. ULscrtcr.
PiiiLAbEi.rniA, Nov. 8, 1800.
1!ev. ami I'ear Sir. Your note of inquiry wbb
duly received, nnd 1 take pleasure in paying that
you wero correctly informed ns to my acquain
tance with Mr. Duehanan, tlin President elect, and
of my favorable upin on of his moral and religious
I became personally acquainted with Lim in
the spring of in the city of Washington, nt
which time he was, I think, a member of tho L'ni-
led States Senate; and when introduced to him, I
I louud turn Willi ft mine in nis nnnu, nnu our nr. si
My much loved lather, now deceased, who knew
Mr. Buohannii most intimately for many jears,
and who was associated v illi liiin in the 27th Con
gress, nlways spoke of him as a man of the strict
est Christian morulity, ami cherished for him an
Mr. Buchanan is of Picsbytoiian ancestry, and
I ai:i informed that he has a pew in each of the
Prcsln terian churches in Lancaster, though I be
lieve that he generally attends the second church,
of which the Kev. Allied Aevin. ). u. is the pas-
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. nnlihe worshin. and liein? verv calliolifl in
lie is accustomed to worship with
' othor denominations, w hen opportunity oilers.
j I have been informed by one of t lie settled inin-
Uters of Lancaster, that Mr. IJiiclianan is believed.
by those who know him best, to bo a Christian
i that he lute nn hour each day set npart for the
study of the Scriptures and devo'ion that he
I Cession of bis faith in Christ. In
; .,,;,.,, , lm,, with ,, more ,,, une9 ex.
-der,,ess and feeling. ., do-1
hire lor retirement ironi me duties aim cares oi
makes 'Jay's Morning and Kiening Exercises' his
companion, nnd that it is n matter of wonder
and regret with many of its intimate friends thnt
; he. like too iniinv of our public men, has so long
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j neglected to unite with the choroh b, a public pru-!
1 lesslon Ol lis limn in vnrisi. ju coincrsauous
the importance of a due preparation
for his last and tiimi nccciiiit, und his uny averii
confidence iu the gracious nud overruling Pruvi
denee of Almighty Ged. That ho may have .in
ir.tn.a.t in tl.n nrntm-y nT llie tiinliM lilift t h ! I
administration may be iust what might be cxlcc-
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i experience and universally n.kno ledged state,-:
nitinshiu, should bo tho earnest desire of every tru
ly patriotic heart.
1 have thus promptly answered your inquiries,
and frankly communicated what I know nnd be
lievo concerning our chief magistrate fleet, and
feel entirely justified iu so doing, because ef the
very natural nud reasonable anxiety so generally
felt concerning tho moral and religious principles
of one called to fill a stution of euch proyjiqenec
From the Liberator.
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.
Many of tho Republican party, etrango to sny,
are not only blind to tho evidence, which is irresistably
Catherine from every ouavter, both of
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of this unnatural Union of iree and slave States;
but, while professing to be friends and servants
a cause which loves tho light and courts investiga
tion and discussion, are still evincing n most rab
id fear of tho doctrines of uncompromising ami-
slavery, and cry out with terror w hen a conven
tioii ur lecture is appointed lor their neighborhood,
'L;t u alone depart out ol our coasts. llns
is the height of folly, nnd argues a timidity and
weakness must inconsistent in those who pretend
to be on the side of freedom, and from which,
are euro, no effective opposi'.iou to the nggressioiis
of tho Slavo Power cau ever come. Be it under
stood, that we make no complaint on our own
For the sake of the great cause we have
at heart, and from which.no party maneuvering
nor sectarian bias has yet been able to make
swerve, wo would indeed be glad to have the sym
pathy und cooperation ol Kepuhlicans
where. But we desire to bo beholden to them
no favors such as would seem to imply the slight-
est rcstriutii.il upon tho utmost f.ee!l,m of ejeech
Wo desire to owo tlio Kepuuliouns nothing
fair dealing und impartial criticism. We ask
them nothing more nor less than wc nsk of Whigs
and Democrats, that thev will put iheir manhood
above thaii purtiz mship. and tho latter lnlJer
lect, w heu it requires them to become lliu neeom-
plice of "men-stealers' and 'coveuant-brcakoakcrs,'
or c.iuses them to tremble with alarm for their
party when the trumpet of freedom is blown
near their dwellings. Long experience has taught
us how almost hopeless it is to make this demand
of pledged Whigs and Democrats, above nil,
thoso who especially wear tho livery ot the Slave
Power.) who bring the namo ot nemocraeu
even of Christianity to sanction and sanctify what
ever the despot and ruffian may see fit to enact
to do, in behalf ot slavery. Jint, with professed
Republicans, wo feel that the call for nn uncom
promising and fearless warfare on slavery
whatever sustains it ought to have a sincere wel-
nnd full weight. Common sense should
teach ihem that it is not by timid or half-way meas
ures, not by useless and humiliating endeavors
inaiiitniu peace with men who will have no peace
with theui, least of nil by proscription of the
and women who have borne the burden nnd
of the day in Freedom's long warfare tint
is oven to be checked, much more abolinbed.
But thev must walk in their own path, and,
they choose, throw away their strength in idly
with one hand vihat they bild up with
other. Sure wo are that tho true and uucoinpro
mising Abolitionists every whero will pursue
honct-t and straightforward work, without losing
one jot of faith or courage, and, if they canno'
do tho work of Liberty with the help of 'the
w ill do it without them to the eter
nal shamii of those who name th.it sacred namo,
without the independent and manly spirit to assert
their own freedom and manhood. S. M.
We think it must be that the Republican!
whom tho Liberator speaks are of the class
were translated without any sort of regeneration
from oil hunkei Whiggery lo UopuhlicmiUni
because they had nowhere else in vote. Certainly
Republicans who have in their composition
of the anti-slavery element, must see
they can do nothing hereafter except as they
lilionize the country, and if they are p-.id
the elements of good policy ibev will w-lc.-me
and ail every honest nnti-slivery effort.
Our Friend Mr. Fohs, it stems: ha found
different set of Republicans in Indiana from
whom the Liberator so justly condemns. See
letter in another column.
The New York Tribune says, nn what It
to be reliable authority, that the post of Secreia
ry of State has been offeied to Gen. Cass, and
acceptrd by the distinguished Michigan Senator,
Jon Tuesday last.
WOMAN'S RIGHTS CONVENTION.
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The Seventh National Womnn'e Rights Conven
tion was hold in New York, on the 25th and (iih
uhftno. The meeting was called to order by Mrs.
Martha C. Wright, of Auburn, President of the
Convention held last year in Cincinnati, when the
following officers wero elected ;
I'resiJent Mrs. Lrcr Stonr, of Now York.
I tec-1 residents Mrs. Lucrctia Mott, of Pft.;
Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, of Ohio; Mr. T. W. Iliggin-
son, of Mass.; Mrs. Cornelia Mooro, of N. J.; Mr
A. Uronson Alcott.of N. II. ; Mrs. Sarah II. Hal-
lock, of New York; and Mrs. C. I. II. Nichols, of
Srcrctmies Mrs. Martha C. Wright, of New
Mrk; Mr. Oliver Johnson, of Now York city, and
Mrs. Henrietta W. Johnson, of New Jersey.
Diisiiicss Committee Mrs. Ernestine L. Rose,
Mr. Wendell Phillips, Miss .Susan 1J. Anthony,
Mr. T. W. Higginsnn, Kr. James Mutt, Mrs, M.
A, W. Johnson nnd Mr. William Green, Jr.
3'reanurcr Mr. Wendell Phillips.
finance Committee Miss Susan B. Anthony.
. The meeting we arc informed was eminently "a
good one," maintaining a deep interest in its pro
ceedings throughout, nnd tlio addresses were of
high order. The Standard says of it:
"Mrs. Stone, on taking the chnir, addressed
the Convention nt some length nnd in a very ear
nest manner, reviewing the history of the Wo
man's Rights Movoment and drawing encourage
ment to future labor from past success. Sho was
followed successively by Mrs. Mary F. Davis (wife
of Andrew Jackson), Lucrctia Mutt, T. W. Ilig-
ginson and hincsline L. Koso, In the evening,
g rain, nearly ft thousand peo-
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ine lo-neiiiuieu lu HMeil IU liuu 1 t-rsi;p iioin iiiir. u.
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Llixabeth Jones, of Salem, Ohio, und wendclli
Phillips. Mrs. Junes read a very able nnd lucid
address, in w hich she unfolded tho principles thut
underlie the movement nnd refuted various popu
lar objections. Mr. Phillips spoke with the elo
quence which is tho never-failing charm of bin
Anti Slavery Tracts. The American Anti-
. ....ncr Si.ninlv St alitl firnt.niilinn Ita Trnnt Anlnr.
of ,e 8e,ies of the tracts of the American An'.i-
lavery Society, into extensive circulation.
; nriso ns fast ns the means are furnished for pul.li
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tllUUU. AIIW.J IIU,!. I LUllllJ .O.-UU.. .IIW J.IL..f,
Light Letters from Thomas Wenlworth lligginson.
detailing his experience in Kajisae, originally pub
lished in the N. Y. Tribune. They givo the im
portant fact.-of the late outrages in Kansis, in
small compass. It is a Tract, well calculated to
jnrouse the people to a senso of tho result of their
j compromising course with slavery. Let till who
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lining n v iiivuliiii in i.iiuriici, in vniiiiiiii. ui
vi.orouslv to nut ,1.1. and others
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A Citizen of New York held in Slavery.
A late number of tlio New York Tribune contains
an nppeal to the benevolent for $700 to redeem
i"'"' Shivery a kidnapped citizen of New York
- u Iwi III nan r hnttu tn I .noriria lln - n a L ill.
nn,,r,Pi i,,.,.PPn vs,i,,,,ton nnd Baltimore.
has been in Slavery for several years, his friends
knowing nothing of him till about a year ago.
Governor Clark on the presentation of tho case
appointed nn agent to go to Macon, Ga., and at
tempt the liberation of the man. There ho found
the residence of the man who bad formerly owned
Henry, as tho slave was called, but ho bad
recently sold him, nnd refused to tell to whom.
He however promised for $700 to repurchase tho
mail and restore him to his friends. Not unlikely
this poor fellow may yet perish in Slavery even
should the $700 be raised for the kidnapper.
Auto-Biography of a Female Slavo.
Beekman street, New York. 1837.
This book camo to hand a week since. We have
only fuiind timo to sketch a littlo' hero and there
through its pages, but whatever may bo its merits
or demerits otherwise it is unquestionably a bo'ok
of absorbing interest, for we observed that as one
after another of our family picked it up to look
at its tit'e pngo, thry hardly left it till
was concluded. We took it to the ofiico to have
tho extracts copied which may bo found on our
first pngo to-day. nnd some of tho printers had
devoured the wholo volume before the extracts
were in typo. It bears tho impress of.an inexpe-
Iriencod writer, but marks oue lull of promise.
for wi,, probllUy v!i?a as a work' of fiction, but it
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ful1 of ""J. raut8 ' 1
hut languago it piae.es in mo inuuuis ui us uiacn
of s not always what you would' expect from persons
j ti,eir condition, but the sentimci.t generally
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that dictated by their circumstances. 1 ho author ap-
ficciaics jusucu, u u ruijinS iwi'iuciiiu ... nuv..
and the book is worthy et a wide circulation and
will do a good work wherovcr it goes. Its stirring
incidents will induce many readers to pronounce
it more attractive than Died.
Tho modesty as well ns ' tho earnoet spirit
of the volume is seen iu the concluding paragraph
which is as follows;
"And an, my history, go forth and do thy mis
sion! Knock at the doors of ' the lordly nnd
wealthy ; then.by the shaded lights of rosy lamps,
tell your story. Creep in at the broken crevice
the poor man's cabin, nnd then make your com
plaint. Into the car of the brave, energetic me
chanic, sound tho burden of your grief. To
strong-hearted blacksmith, sweating over bis
nace, make yourself heard : and ask them,
and all, shall this unjust insytution of slavery
perpetuated? Shall it dare to desecrate, w ilh
vile presence, the new territories that aro now em
phatically free? Shall Ncluaska nnd Kansas
join in blood-spilling coalition to mo ooutn
Answer roudly, loudly, brave men ; nud answer,
Vo, A'o t My work is do'io."
Putnam's Montulv for December closes the
volume. For tlie future the Publishers say
mean to relax no exertion to render the magazine
constantly worthy of the public favor.and while
will continue its survey of great public questions,
it will also afford its readers amusement us well
Tut School Fki.low. We recommend the
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friends to send your otcn money, e.arncd by
I'm it labor. The magazines will then do you
good than though your Fathers or Mothers
bought them for you. Dou't therefore ask
friends to give you money to subscribe for
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w in oe an your own, nnd y u will be euro to read
them these long W inter evenings, after you hnvo
got jour school lessons.
Tim Home JotRNAf.. Our renders will find an
advertisement of this papor in our columns, which
sets forth its especial attractiveness. Tlio Journal
redeems ite pledges.
The RcfrnMCANSof Covington, Kentucky, last
week, organized n association tor disseminating
their principles in the Slnto,
For the Bugle.
LEXINGTON, Ind. Nov., 21, 1856.
Dear Friend Rodinson : Thank Ood ! tho pres
idential election is ovor, nnd I could almost wish
thut another might nover occur. Certainly I li'-po
that such an election may ncror ngain curse any
peoplo. And I say this, not only with regard to
tho result of tho election, but with equal regnrd
to the principles on which it was conducted.
Of course every body expected that tho demo
cratic presses, would fulfill the prediction of Hen
ry Ward Baochor, nnd 'Tain and hail storms of
lies," That all the crimes known to political cam
paining would be resorted to by this foul party to
make sure the triumph of the slave power over
all the land. Of this I do not complain. The re
sult could cot hnve be-in otherwise. Tho coward
ico and troachery of the wolf is as natural as the
boldness and magnanimity of the Lion. But I do
complain in bittorness of soul, of tho shameless
disregard of principle with which tho llcpulicans
prosecuted their campaign. In 'their ardor for
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success they oompromiscd every principlo of liberty,
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and abandoned utterly tho cause of Human Rights
Mr. Banks, ono of their most distinguished lead
ers declared that tho party is not nn nnti-slavcry
party that it goes for the union as it has been,
and he hopes in God it ever shall be. He pleJges
his party to the Measures of 1820, and 1850 which
he says, "gave pence to the country"," nnd which
t what time you would 'Sunday excepted,'
the cuuntry "ought to wi.i,- good." lie even says!
that the questirn presented by the republicans is
not whether slavery in tho futuro shall go into the
territories of the United States, but simply shall
slavery go into Kansas.
I know indeed that a great number of the re
publicans wero exceedingly mortified and grieved
at this miserable twaddle of Speaker Banks, yet
the party adopted it. They went into tho can
vass upon its doctrines ; nnd whatever wero the
deserving of others they richly deserved de
feat. I know indeed that much anti-slavery truth
has been uttered by Borne of the Republican
speakers. But take tho campaign, ns a whole it
precisely after the pattern of U. S. Constitution.
Human Rights nsserted as Rufus Choiitefnvs
in "glittering generalities" and then sold for the
mess of pottage.
You know quite well how difficult it w as dur
ing this campaign to get the oar of tho people
at nil, for tho cause of tho slave. Oo whore von
and you would be quite sure to find timo and place
occupied by a political meeting.
You remarked to me, nt the annual moating
tho Michigan A. S. Society, that wo should be
ablo to reach the poople after the election. So far
as my experienco goes the result justifies your
I have recently held some very successful meet
! ingsin the towns of Fremont, Orlnnd nnd Lexing
ton, Indiana. I hold three meetings in Fremont,
three in Orland, nnd'three in Lexington.
At Orland two years ago, when on a second vis
it to tho phico in company with C. S. S. Gl iding,
both the mooting houses were closed against ns.
Wo held it meeting in the Seminary which was
worK. season mm out ot Bcason, as earnestly
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giory. I spoke i riday nnd Saturday evenings
largely attended. A faithful and clear cxposureof
tho falsehood and duplicity used to procure
closing of the houses Against us, was made
friend Criffing ; an a word of rebuko nnd exhor
tation administered by myself, tho last fall
friend Stephen Foster, was there, nnd both
churches wese opened to him. The fact is,
bravo and faithful labors of our friends Fox, and
Carlton nnd others, has conquered Freedom
speech in Ovhind, the ministers are hostile ns ever,
but the people havo left them nearly alone in aheir
tho Baptist house, and Sunday P. M. in the Con
gregational House, All these meetings wero well
attended and tho collections amounted to twenty
one dollars nud fifty one conts.
The present time seems to mo to bo very auspi
cious for tho prosecution of Anti-Sluvoiy labor
political sof , which drinks up so much ant-slavery
sentiment, to no good purpose, is laid up
the present. The pooplo will mark, the difference
between those laborers who have a six weeks
spasm each year nnd thoso who are ever nt
the day after election, as the day before. I have
a standing challenge for the Indiana Republicans,
It is this: That if they will give tho American
A. S. S. Society during the next four years, one
tho amount uf money, which they have expended
this state, during the recent campaign, tho Ameri
can Society, will faithfully criticiso their wicked
position, induce all thoy can to leave their party,
or mgiicr pooiiiuu, uuu men, secure 111cm
state, fur the Republican candidate, for the prosi-l
doncy, in 1800 by 30,000 majority and in proof
the society's ability to make this pledio o-ood
refer them to the rosults in Mufsnchiisctts and
other New L'nglund States to New York,
Ohio where tho society's labors have bceu
I nni recieving many invitations to visit import
ant localities, and the prospect of a successful
labor is quito encouraging.
Our convention nt Angola on the first Saturday,
nnd Sunday, and the succeeding Monday, in
promises to bo a grand meeting.
Yours for truth without compromise,
A. T. FOSS.
Tho special correspondent of the N. Y. Tribune,
in a letter dated Lawrence, Nov. 17th, enyt:
"As matters are now arranged, plain, smooth
sailing win inevitably make Kansas u slave
Shivery is already established by law bogus
it is true, but bogus law has been declared to
the law, aud we have a largo portion of tho United
States army hero to enforce it. The authorities
declare that it shall be enforced, and thnt till
iniquitous usurpations are to be legalized and
The Territorial Government nml
Territorial Courts are more tools iu the hands
the jeading villains who are at work to
Slavery into Kauaas. Legal prosecutions for
offences ure carried 011 iu the most systematic
and despolio way, an! '.Democracy' in the
of a dragoon with sabre and revolver 00 ono
nnd a Bordor Ruffian with a United States musket
011 the other, governs Kansus. Such is the
of affairs in Kansas, nnd the Amoriean nation,
'modol Republic,' has just declared that it
still exist. Whore tbo honorable, just and
uuc rt.mcdy Is to come from, it would be difficuU
Nearly the wholo military force has been re
moved from the valley of tho Kaw. I hnve heard
some rumors of invasions from Missouri to tbo
south, nnd it is currertly reported that we are to
have another Missouri invasion from this quarter
before the winter sets in. The Border Ruffians
feel sure of making Kansas a Slave State. They
have not relinquished lha 'wiving out' policy, but
in trying lo carry it rmtlt is not impossible that
rlio bogus laws, bogus officers, and Kansas slavery
may bo things 'wiped out.' "
Tho New York Tribune revives an anecdote
which tho elder portion of the Abolitionists will
remember to havo heard twenty years ago.
"A Northern momber of Congioss snid to Henry
A. Wise; 'How does it happen that you Southette.
gentlemen ure so much enraged at what the Abo
litionists say about you? How can their abuse
affect you ? Why not pass it over in silent con
tempt?' 'Alii' replied Wise, shrugging hie
shoulders, 'I'll tell you why it in. It's because,
xrhnt they say is so dd true I"
It was not a northern member of Congress.hovr-'
ever, who interrogated Wise, but the notorious B.
F. Hallett, of Boston, who was then an avowed
ami-slavery man. Hallett told tho story himself.
A. S. Standard.
CONGRESS—THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE.
Congress assembled on the 1st. Inst, and the
first movement was tho attempt of Whitfield to
secure his sent and of his friends thus to endorse
the Ruffian rulo in the Territory. The contest on
this question occupied the timo of the House so
that the President's Mossage was not rend the first
day. The vote was decided adverse to Whitfielde
admission. But a reconsideration was ordered
and tho day occupied in staving off a decision till
tho arrival of pro-slavery reinforcements.
On Tuesday tho President's MeFSHge was read.
The major part of it is nmde up of special plead
ing of the wenkest sort iu justification of the pre
slavery character of his administration. We copy
that part of tho Message entire, to the exclusion
I of several articles we dosigned for insertion. The
receipts and expcndi'.ures of the government for
the past year are stated as follows t
During tho last fiscal year the receipts from
customs were, for tho first timo, more than sixty
four million of dollars, and from all sources, seventy
three million pine hundred and eighteen thousand
one hundred and forty one dollars; which, with
the'hatanco or. hand up to the 1st of July, 1855,
mado the total resources of the year to amount to
uiio'ty two million eight hundred nnd fifty thoa
snnd one hundred nnd seventeen dollars. The ex
penditures, including three million dollars in ex
ecution of the treaty with Mexico, nnd excluding
sums paid on account of the public debt.nmounted
to sixty million one hundred nnd seventy-two
thousand four hundred and one dollars ; and, in
cluding the latter, to seventy-two million nine
hundred and forty-eight thousand seven hundred
and ninety-two dollars, the payment on this ac
count ha ing amounted to twelve million seven
hundred and scvunty-six thousand three hundred
and ninety dollars.
On the 4:h of March, 1853, the amount of the
public debt was sixty-nine million one hundred
and twenty nine thousand nine hundred and
thirty-seven dollars. There was A subsequent in
crease of two million Beven hundred nnd fifty
thousand dollars for the debt of Texas making a
total ef seventy-one million oight hundred and
seventy-nine thousand nine hundred and thirty
seven dollars. Of this tli6 sum of forty-five mill
ion tivo hundred ni.d twenty-five thousand three
hundred and nineteen dollars, including premium.
has been discharged, roducing the debt to thirty
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milium nuteri iiuioueu mm iiui'i j-Boven inousanu
one hundred nud twenty-nine collars nil which
might be paid within a year without embarrassing
the public service, being not yet due, nnd only re
deemable at the. option of the holder, cannot ba
pressed to payment by the government.
Tho President proceeds with the vindication ef
his administration as fjllows : ".
Perfect liberty of association for political ob
Kcts, and the widest scope of discussion, are the
received and ordinary conditions of government
in our country. Our institutions, framed in the
spirit ut 'confidence in the intelligence nnd integ
rity of the people, do not forbid citizens cither
individually or associated together, to attack by
writing, speech or any oilier methods ehort of
physical force, the Constitution nnd the very ex
istence of the Union. Under tho shelter of this
great liberty, and protected by the laws, and
usages of the government they assail, associations
havo been formed, in some of the States, of indi
viduals, who, pretending to seek only to prevent
the spread of tbo institution of slavery into tho
present or lot ore inchoato States of the Union, are
. nvtiiv inn., it., u-iiti ni'Mirr. r.i i.mnrfi inn nnmaitiM
in : ' f , " r ,- t ,
their objects, they dedicate themselves lo the
odious task of depreciating the government organ
ization w hich stands in their Way, nud ef calum
niating, with indiscriminate invective, not only the
citizens of particular Stiites.witfi whose laws they
find fault, but all others of their fellow-citizons
throughout the country, wiio do not participate
willi then) in their assaults upon the Constitution,
framed and adopted by cur fathers, and claiming
for the privileges it has secured, and the blessings
it has conferred, the steady support nnd grateful
reverence of their children. They seek an object
w hich.they well know to be a revolutiouary one.
They aro perfectly aware that the change in the
relative condition of tho white and blnek races in
the slaveholdiug States.which they would promote,
is beyond their lawful authority ; that to them is
a foreign object; that it cannot be effected by any
peaceful instrumentality of theirs ; thnt for them,
and the States of which they are citizens, the only
path to its accomplishment is' through burning
cities, and ravaged fields, and slaughtered popula
tions, and all theio is most terrible in foreign, com-
; plicated with civil and servilo war ; and thnt the
brst stop in tho attempt is the tumble disruption
tno : of a country embracing in its broad bosom a
dogieo of liberty, and an amount of individual
of i "nl1 Ilubliu f rosperity.to which there is no parallel
: 1 1 bUttiry, nud BubBtitiiting ,n its place h.ti .
governments, driven nt once nnd inevitably into
mutual devastation and fratricidal cainngo, trans
forming the now peaceful and felicitous brother
hood into a vast permanent cap of armed men like
tho rival monarchies of Europe and Asia. Well
knowing that such, nud such onlv, are tho means,
and the consequences of their plans and purposes,
they endeavor to preparo the people of the United
Stales for civil war by doing everything in their
power to deprive the Constitution and the laws of
moral nuihoritv. nnd to undermine the fabric of
the Union by appeals to passion and sectional
prejudice, by indoctrinating its people with recip
rocal hntred, nnd by educating them to stand face
lo face as enemies, rather than shouldei to shoul
der as friends.
It is by the agency uf such unwarrantable in
terference, foreign and domestic, that the minds oC
many, otherwise good citizons, have been so in
flamed into tho passionate condemnation of the
domestic institutions of tho southern States, as at
length to pass insensibly to almost equally passion
ate hostility towards their fellow-citizens of thoso
States, and thus finally to fall into temporary fel
lowship with the avowed and netive enemies of
bo I the Constitution. Ardently attached to liberty in.
! the ubstract, thoy do not stop to oonsidor practical-
ly how the object they would attain can be accom
plished, nor to reflect that, even it the evil were
as great as they deem it, they have no remedy to
apply, und that it cau bo ouly aggravated by their
violence uud unconstitutional action, A question,
which is 0110 of the most difficult of nil the prob
lems of social institution, political economy and
statesmanship, they treat with unreasoning intern
poruco of thought and language. Extremes beget
extremes. Violent attack from the North finds its
its inevitable consequence in tho growth uf a spirit
of angry defiance at tho South. Thus in the pro
gross of events we had reached that eoasummap
tion, which the voice of the peoplo bai aow fo
pointedly rebuked oi iho utttuipt, cf fertiou