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BENJAMIN 3. JONES, EDITOR.
"b'O VA'IO'X WITH SLA YE1I0LDEMS."
ANN PEARSON, PUBLISHING AGENT.
VOL. 10. NO. G.
SALEM, COLUMBIANA COUNTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1SG0.
WHOLE NO; 7S0;
The Anti-Slavery Bugle.
From the Northern Independent.
THE SLAVE TRADE.
, The revival of the infamous slave trade is one
'of the most shocking circumstances of the present
N.i f rii(Tii was ever more wicked or moro
t .! -- . i -ii i. it.,).:!. ,.r
ICUSaulC ID TiriDCipiu aim iu un mu uowhb ui
yhe horriJ business it has Ions been consi lercl
too shocking to be endured by civilized communi
ties. On the formation of this government, the
ira,l vfls formally prohibited bv a'Mausn in
the constitution. This fact in our national history
is exceedingly creditable, but whatever honor
onured to the nation through tho virtue of tho fa.
there, is rapidly being lost through tho degenora -
e, of their sons.
So startling a decadcr.co in morals almost cx-
ueeds belief. It laem . in n like fiction than (act,
"that we who, in the very constitution of our gov.
Ajrnmont.bavo all along pronounced the slave trade
piraoy, should now be its warm supporter. Uot
o it ie, and however reluctant we may bo to cre l
it the monstrous fact, we cannot deny it. It be
comes us to look into the causes winch have
brought about this strange state of things, and ro-1
produced in the mi Idle of the nineteenth century,
one of the most stupendous crimes of the dark
agos. Among the more immediate agencies tint
have conduced to this efl'uct is,
1. Tho dome stio slave trade. In our opinion
the domestic slavo trade is nut a particlo better
than the foreign. If it is wrong to import slaves
from Africa, it is wrong to import them iroin a
reighboring state. For instance, there was ncith
"tr sense nor justice, in fur idd'mg the peop'o of
Georgia, to luy slaves in Congo.and allowing them
to buy them in Maryland. Everybody could see
that such a prohibition Waj arbitrary, und as the
constitution ignored tho principle of justice, or
failed to apply it comprehensively, it was right
that the states concerned in tho slave trede bhouid ,
practically disregard the injuncu n. If slaves
were conceded to be property, the slave states ha ! :
an inalienable right to buy them wherever they
'could, and the convention that framed the constitu
tion, had no right to interfere with this Original
and indefeasible right, belonging equally to every
member of the federal compact. Wo may set it
down to an established truth, that tho two branch
es of the slave trade exist together, and no nation
can tolerate ou without having tha other.
2. Tho next cause is not (.imply a blunder, like
tho foreign, but a gei.Tal decline of the spirit of
liberty. It is not to bo coi.alod that tha wjie
nation has sutik iuto ignnranne Wdiuercnoe
on the great vital qacs'.ion of freedom. We hard
ly understand our own in.-tilii'ijns, and havo be
come incapable of administering tho laws made
for us by free nion. Tho Declaration of Independ
ence, the very alphabet of the rev .lotion, is now
tho standing jeer of Young America, nnlii larg
share of our people havo no tolerable conception
of tho political doctrines embodied in that immor
tal instrument. Nor i.s Ibis ignoruncq by any
means conCnod to tho lower classes ; it prevnil-.
everywhere, especially in Congress, and in the
federal Judiciary. O.ir fugitive A xve laws and oui
Dred Scott decisions, tell the story of our degener
acy. We have forgotten the first principles i f our
national existence, and hence we havo gone back
to the crimes which preceded thit existence, but
were abolished by tho ndvent of freedom. Had
aot the sentiment of justice becoino fatally weak,
liad we not lost all vig orjus and decent discrimin
ation, touching thoso fun lament al rights which
Hinderlio tho wholo structure of our political sys
tem, there could not have beon a return to so gross
a outrage a-i the Africtn slave trade. Our con
dition, however, is but a renowe l illustration of an
oil truth 'The dog has returned to his vomit,
and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in
the mire.' The nation needs political regeneration
a fresh baptism of tho spirit of Seventy Six. and
useless we have it, specJy ruin awaits us. With
flavory must come not only the slave trade, both
foreign and domestic, but every other species of
3. The tone of religious instruction, and the
State of the Churches have had much to do with
this matter. The pulpit has blundered most
egregioosly. Men standing up in God's name,
and pretending to be embassad irs for Christ, have '
repeated the crime of Judas, and sol i thoirj
Lord in tho person of the bondman for money
money paid to them by the nefarious dealer in
human flesh, We do not mean to say that this'
bargaining bus always been in form, we only
assert that substantially the betrayal and tho price!
have existed, and do exist in the case of every
South-side Adams, as really as they did In their
great prototype, Jodas Iseurit. All attempts to
vindioato slavery from the Bible, and all apologies
for the accursed crime, whether made by priest or
layman, are essentially infidel the very maddest
form of a crusade against that system of benevo
lence, which teaches that man was mado to be a
man and cot a chattel. The Church having con
descended to tolerate the monstrous heresy tbnt
llaVerj is of God, hasboeomean actual participant
pf the crime. Instead of opening the floodgates
or wrath upon the abomination, christian ministers
ore expected to act as the surest prop of the state
jo its infernal designs against the blave. To this
hour, the abused, insulted religion of Christ is
(nade the strongest, cruelist bond that the slave
holder can fix upon his victim. But for this uttor
failure of the Church to accomplish its mission, by
wrenching every slave from bis master's hand, the
etate would probably have oontinued to walk in
the light of its great examplars of the revolution
ary period. Had religion been allowed to perforin
its kindly mission, our judges and statesmen
might perhaps have understood the simple records
of the past, and our revolutionary literature would
not have been as it now is, to them a sealed
4. Infective religious instruction and waning
political sontimonts, have iodooed a peouliar nar
rowness of feeling, that welcomes a return of the
slave trade. We are not only claiming America
for Amerioans, but for white men. This illiboral
ity is not a mere caprice, or a whim, it is crime;
for if we deny a uiau his freedom because of b!s
color, we will Jon y bim justice in everything else.
Having oonscntod f) tub him of bia liberty, we
shall not hesitata lo make tha act of apnilintion
ooiiaploto. This low, unmanly and iuhmnan
fooling, paves the way for tlio aunmeloss traffic in
5. Wo only notice further the prevalence of con
fused und enfeebled notions on certain govcrntribD.
till questions, mid especially that of negro eman
cipation. Nationally nor thinking has become
.-..,, . .nenw. spean at an, we aro lor Xhe
put. con e.nptm.y q..u..i,..x ana oliscuro on
points of vi.ul importance. We talk of the 'deli -
,,,cu.'lw"wn UM,"J' "-'o expressions
'"U''J """..y. u man uegins to
m'?.u'," l,"n" ln ""8 waT. 1113 intellect or Ins
n"" ned to serve, h.m. As for the
3 government, it is ail riioonshiue-it is
J" " lu as u is to ncoiisi.
'",rse """''"H- "r xUrj,Ml any whining about
' 18 '"l'"c,,l'y '" difficulty of tho thing, only shows
1"IU, "lfl rc"'"u Uu, n km'.vv whiU theJ M0 ayS.
t-iey art piomug v.nnny.
uc.i a.o a ,( oi .no causes mat in VO operated,,
1 a ,l,0"ornj10 '" 'vlien
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JUSTICE AND GENEROSITY.
To the L' tUur of Ihi l'n! Democrat :
I havejust seen your ariiolo f the 11th inst..
" J" 1 '""
which, after ...a.ilully conn.ici.ding tho people o
Uipou, fcr tho defense of mc ng ainst tho kidnap-
pers. and vindicating them from tho assaults 0f i
l.!!nocra;io press. voC c ill upon mo to 'be as I
goncrous as the people of the country have shown
tbenisclvos' to be, aud withdraw from tho Stato
't- u pbico of security or safety' till this 'admin -istmfion
conies to an cud and the light ceases.'
You acknowledge my right to da as other people
do, to g where I vlcase. to speak or bo silent.
LnJ t,illk .lhn pe,iuia wji protect mo in so doing.'
uut ti18 U.1U11 them will bo such, the difHuuI-
ti01 , ijai,gera they will be led into, and the sac -
r,B,.e l!ie riclljs u( Vreedoui will be called lu
,,,,,'n,. ;n dufending me will be so great, that 'it!
WOuid bo nut oi.ly generous but iusti in bin
(me) to relive tliem uf that trouble by withdraw-,
ing to a pl.ico of safoty. Auy other courses, will
result parliaps in blodrlieJ, and very probably in
returning hiui (me) to a lock up in tha Custom
1st. There Is no place, as you well know, to
wlr.ch I can withdraw in safety, without leaving
.lie country. No other Slate can or will protect
me against the tyrannical administration of a dia
bolical and unconstitutional act. This Stato, by
ts highest tribunal, ha- declaied me innocent, and
pledge! itsolf, in the most solemn in. inner, to pro
tect my liberty. I claim its protection, and if
thoso w ho udminietcr tlio government and the laws
are not deaf to the voice of justice aud insonsible
to shame, I shall have i
You iitlvisn n.c to become an exile from the
United S:ates, because, you lay, I cannot 'main
tain my personal liberty within tho State except
'iy a continual fight.' If this be so, in what a dis
gracolul position it places tho government of thii
State. If I go into exile, the sovereignty and ju
risdiction of the State, tho writ of habeas corpus
and tho laws protecting personal liberty go with
nio. 'The light ceases' with my exile, only because
Liberty has surremt:: ej ti Mavenj. As a matter of
personal convenience, it might be pleasanter for
me to be in exile than in prison, but the one would
be just an much a surrender of the principles of
S ate Rights and State Sovereignty, and just as
much a triumph uf tho Slave Power, as the othor.
To avoid this light by running away from if.as you
ndvise, is to yield the whole
resolve into a mere personal
controversy, and to
matter-, that which
concerns the rights am! liberties und irit'srests of
the people of tlio whole State. Your advice is just
what the hunker pre s has given, and what the
enemies of Suite Rights in the Republican as
in the Hunker party approve. In my judgment,
a question which involves the principle of a free
government, uf the riglit and power of tho Stato to
protect the liberties of ita citizens against an ar
bitrary and irresponsible despotism, can be better
settled by Jhjhl than by Jtiyht. and its riyhl sottloi
ment will be worth all the sacrifices and bloodshed
the friends of Freedom will bo called to suffer, ev-1
en though they should be greater than our ances-1
tors endured in achieving our National Independ-
ence. To fleo the country now, is to proclaim
what I am uot yet ready to admit, that we no long-:
cr have a State Government worthy of the least
respect from a Republican people, and that our
State authorities, chosen by tho people lo maintain
Liberty, and the conquered serfs and tho ableet
tools of the Slave Power.
The elootion of Lincoln will nut sottle the oon-;
troversy, fur a pardon by a Republican President '
would leave the State humiliated, and the princi-,
pies of State Sovereignty overthrown, as much
as m oontinued imprisonment. And if tho
difficulty is, as you tny. in the Supreme Court, I
must wait three years in exile, and perhaps Jive
befure I oan be restored to uiy rights, I
2nd. Those friends who have rescued me and
defended mo hitherto, advise me to maintain
ground in this State. They do not believe
heyira would bo a remody fur State sovereignty i
overthrown, and laws trampled in the dust,
my kidnappers and pursuers. They are ready to ,
fiyht it out, and if theso bloodhounds oontinue to
prowl around their dwellings and attempt to
search tboin as they have done a little while
longer, you may see the tables turned, and the
kidnappers bunted, as I have been, and driven out
from among them or exterminated. You poorly
comprehend the temper of the people, if you sup
pose they will submit to suoh outrages much long
er. Some of theso miscreants already bad warning,
aud if they repeat their visit in some sections they
will be shot with as little compuootion as if they
were mad dogs, or beasts of prey. The people
are determined not to submit their liberties to the
keeping of Federal kidnappers and slave catchers,
and, as the Stale authorities have left them with
out protection (gainst the enemies and assassins
of Liberty, they will protect themselves, and do
it effectually. When those who have rescued and
dofonded me with me to give up the controversy
jJ"uK"" ' ""J"y.
MJ re iinprisonm'ciit was the moht flagrant act
of ou"lpn,l't of our S'JJ,rea" C,,1,rt 8ver P"Pf
the tt'- Hd an individual laid violent hands upoD
1 1 will cannitlpr tlio alternatives of exilo or rc-
3d. Yotir anticipations that tho States' Right
principle will got before tho Court, by a now case
in a shape to relieve it of the poniplljjfirlana which
uiusirr aroiinu my case so that tlio atoto will Se
set right and its former position be vindicated, 1
da not share lor my rescuers and defenders
could bo hold harmless only on tho ground that my
discharge by tho Supremo Court on tho writ of Ha-
iea, Corpus w Uwful. bH if ,
Court.wns bound by every principle tf justice and
' nr. fin8i,lf,rtil,n ,,,,, ..,,' . r;t
not of J hbeas corpus, hut-ot attachment against
my kidnappers-Miller, I'pham and Lewis-to
00lnpci ,hcm to reiiove lnei 09 80un a8 , wa8 reim,
! f,rimjneJi And Judge Paino can net insucb a case
j just ns we fta ho can , ia a Daw ca,e j
, out of my ro9CUO- An(1 (J must Jud(?e Dil0Di or
rcru8e ,0 ai;knowiedg0 tll8 auti,ority of the Court
jof ha j ft momfcer, For it is no, th9 doci.
sion of a new principla or tho rendering of a now
judgment that is Bought, but tho upholding of the
t10 .,uil,ritv of Ihn fWr In r,r,,r..;n, . i.wl
ment already established, which it has refusod to
eversu. And for Judiro Diicn to refute to carry
out tho judgment of the Court, is to ussert that
the judgment of the Supreme Court is not LiiiSfing
on a member who dirscnts from it, and that a mi
nority of the Couit may overrule and reverse the
:..a . ..i .i. :
the members of the Court while in rossion, for de
ciding a caso against him, it would not have boon
a more marked caso of contempt and of defiance
of their authority, than was my imprisonment by
the Federal officers, after I had btcn discharged
by that Court, And it need not havo waited iu
lny cll8e' any moro than iu tha case supposed, for
S""'0 on t0 "vo for a writ of attachment to pun
"l0 "11',:Dllt'',. viudioato its own authority, aud
purrfo itself of conteoipt.
Let me say, in conclasion, that the discharge of
my rescuers, in the case you suppose, will not vin-
dieate the State, and restore it to its former potd
tion. Not until it vindicates my liberty and estab
lishes my claim to be free from molostiition and
pursuit by 1' edcral bloodhounds, as a matter of
MiA, and not of grace, and makes atonement for
the wrongs done me by its refusal and neglect to
protect my personal liberty, will us lormer posi-
itiun uc restored, and its sovereignty and honor be
vindicated. And every hour that I am pursued by
Federal kidnappers, aud composed to defend my
eelf by force ;a a swift vtitnessof its imbecility
and ii.justioe. " .,
Ripon. Aug 23, 1860.
S. M. BOOTH.
The following specimen of electioneering litera
ture is tho best ul its kind we have seen from
either party, and is admirably calculated to influ-
e;.co inoeo who aro governed bv narty preiuj cc
.. . . . ...in.
d .hereof bemocrecy, ratheMlmn b, facts
and reason, and scund principles.
BATTLE SUMMONS FOR 1860.
The w ar note has eoonded ! Tho buglo blast
that has for throe-iuarters of a oenlury summoned
tho faithful to do battle for the national faith, ao.l
the rights of freedom, onco more rings out its I
clarion peal o'er nil this broad Ind ! Over the
land, the sea, tho lakes, the mountains, the prai
ries, tho broad rivers and broader plains, it swells
onward, from the old ehores of Atlantic to tho St.
Lawrence, to the Oulf, and to tho golden shores of
'he Pacific ! While from the rica fields of Goor-
gia to Mooschead Lake, frooj the St. Johns to tlie
Williamet, tho veterans of an hunlred battles give
back tho answering shout 1 The sons of the Puri
tan and Cavalier, the oil States and the new, the
North and the South, the freemen of all countries
and all religions join their voices to swell the
thunder toned response I
Democrats ! Hark to the million voiced greeting
by your conipdtriots, as it swells into an anthem
"f freedom I
Listen to it Old veterans ! It is the war cry
that has so often summoned you to victory, it is
'he old battlo slogan of Democracy.
ory nerved tho heurts of the Democracy, through
by;viotory and defeat to do battle for your rights
Listen to it Old soldiers of the war cf 1812!
It i" the voice that nerved yotir hearts on the
bloody Celds of Lundy's Lane, Tippecanoo and
New Orleans when your enemies plotted treason
at the Hartford Convention, aud burned 'blue
lights' on the shores of New England.
Linton to it Soldiers of the Mexican war! It
is the same voice that cheered you on to victory,
on the plains of liuent Vista, in the gorges of
Cerro Gorda, and before the bristling ramparts of
Cherubusoo while your enemies at home would
bate refused your supplies and encouraged your
country's foes to 'welcome you wilh bloody bands
lo hospitable graves !'
Listen to it Friends of tho 'common people !'
It is the cry that struck terror into the heart of the
aristocrat; and wrung the rights of masses and the
sovereignty of the States from the iron grasp of
Listen to it Sons of labor and of honest toil 1
Through forty years of conflict this same battle
against the cunoentraled power of wealth and cap-
:!. md brought your battle-grnnmed and powder
stained banner untorn from the oonfliot I
Listen to it Men of Capital t When the tide
shall turn, and the masses whom you would hurl
against the ranks of the Democracy shall have
been pampered biyond your ontrol when Four
ierism. Communism, Red Republicanism and mad
fanaticism shall stare you in the face, and upon
American soil and at the American ballot box;
when more than mortal 'fear and trembling shall
oome upon you then, and perhaps not till then,
will that battle-cry of 'the tights of all' sound liks
muaio In your ears, and breathe hope into your
listen to it Men of the Old World! It was
the ory, by which the 'Old Dominion' summoned
the Democracy of the land to trample down the
'alien and eedition laws,' and give you homes and
equality in the New World !
Listen to it-Children 0r tho Fadcrland 1 It is
tho ama war noto that rallied the invincible De
mocracy of the South to breast tho storm of 'Know
Notbingism,' that had swept over ovory State in
the North had trodden the lights of the Herman
in the dust, and stamped him as a serl in the land
vf his adoption 1
Listen Children of the Rhine 1 And let your
arms be palsied and jour tongue blistered, ere
you raise your hand or voice to strike the gallant
South now, when the same blow from which she
shielded jon is being thrust at hor heart.
Listen to it Revolutionists of 1848 ! To that
very bnttlo cy of Democracy you owe the Tcry
riglit you now enjoy to oppose it. To that toioe
you owe a liberty, which you could not win at
home, and which your misguided xeal and closet
would tumble into ruir.s here! Listen!
and dare not, upon your honor as men, pervert
the Freedom wun by the blood of our sires, and
hared by us with you to the overthrow of the
constitutional faith pledged by our generous fath
ers I -
L'stcn to it Exiles of Erin I It is the voice
that inspirited you, wLcn jou have so often rushed
through the tido of battle to ropay, with your gal
lant blood the debt of gratitude you owed the land
of Washington 1 It is the summons to that same
noble conflict, which you havo maintained for
three-quarters of a century, with undying fidelity
upon the buttle field and at '.be pulls.
Listen to it-Sons of Gael It is the Pibroch
that summons Highland and Lowland to the path
of patriotism and duty. It is the appeal for Jus.
lice, to a race too proud to do wrong, and too
sternly bravo to suffer one. It ie the eamo battle
call ol the weak against the strong that has for a
thousand years summoned jcur loyal clansmen to
the 'harvest of death.'
Listen to it 'Children of the Promise!' It is
the proclamation of the inviolability of the Na
Listen to it Men of all Religions! It is the
voice that disenthralled you drugged you from
an unholy alliance with tho powers of earth, plnn
tod you on 'tho fa'uh of mankind,' where none
d.ire 'molest or make you afraid.'
Listen to it Humanity ! It is tho 'life march
yoir vanguard, as they move forward, with
high hearts, upon the battle field of liberty and
Lisfcn to it 'Sons cf the Sires of '701' It is
the reverberation of that ever deafeninir music
which W a thousand years has heralded tbo ad-
vance Of Saxon liberty and Constitutional rights ;
evon tq'ts i ulminatiou in tbo blood stained
umpnt of our revolutionary fathers. It Is
the voice of the people the grand anthem of
Listen to it 'Sp'tiit of tho mighty dead!' It l
tho exultant shout of your undegeserated children,
they deploy on tho last great battle Cold of the
wonsuiuiuui, w nuu me vuion; u is mu
I.' i:. i..: i
It is the
prolonged r.sponsa from three generation, uf
yuur uuiiurcu iu ujuiuiam luviuiuio id inmuiiuniy
aud brotherhood, wori by your toil and blood, arid
transmit the banner, under which you conquer.
ed, to their own children, without a stripe torn or
star lost. It is the voico of the present ro-echo-,
ing the heroism uf the past!
Listen to it Ghosts of departed isms! And
answer that shout with the 'wail of tho lost.' as!
jou sink deeper iuto the oblivion to which the
patriotism and good sense of the Atnerioau people
have consigned you I
Listen to it Thou last and most hideous of
isms ! It is the wail of th 'Banshee,' that already
moans through the rt'.flera of tby doomed wig
wam! Lislon to it Ouco agtin, Democrats ! It is the
remembrance of past triumphs and past glories.
The summons to new struggles, and harbinger of
new liupes. 1: calls to arms, in an 'hour that j
tries men's souls' an hour when the very safety
the Republic quivers at every blow that is i
struck! Woe! to the recreant, who answers not!
tho roll-call of the 'Grand Army' of Saxon lib'
CuiLDREX 0) TFIE I.NVISCIDLI DlMOCRACV, To
From the True Royalist.
DEMONSTRATION MEETING IN HONOR
OF THE PRINCE OF WALES, IN WINDSOR,
An adjourned meeting to give an expresssioo of
feeling, and to adopt ah Address to present to His
Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, was held at
the Town Hall, in Windsor, C. W., on Friday
evening, August 31st.
On motion M. J. Ligbtfoot was called to the
Chair, Edmund Brown appointed Assistant Chair
man, and S. B. Williams was chosen Secretary.
After the organization was completed. Rev. A.
R. Green, Chairman of the Committee appointed at
the previous meeting, arose and reported the fol
lowing address, which, on motion, was received
Rev. A. R, Green then took the floor, and pro
ceeded to address the meeting in a spsecb at
once appropriate, eloquent, heart-stirring and in
spiring. During its delivery he was repeatedly
applauded by the large and enthusiastic audience.
Mrs. Jones was then ealled for, and responded in
remarks which were enthusiastically applauded.
Mrs. Venable also responded to repeated calls of
the mooting In a1 short but very intelligent address.
Messrs. Coleman, Byrd, J. A. Green ant Wilson,
in turn, were called upon, and responded by elo
quent and pointed remarks, frequently bringing
down the bouse in rapturous applause.
Mr. Clark, Her Majesty's Custom House Official
was oalled out, and presented a few remarks which
were vociferously cheered. Throughout the en
tire proceedings everything was characterised by
unanimity and apparent good feeling, and a spirit
of harmony pervaded the whole assembly, showing
that Id loyalty to the Crowo and attachment to
their Sovereign the oolured people are in do wise
behind their white brethren.
The addieee was then unanimously adoptee!.
Prior to adjournment Rev. A. R. Green wa ap
pointed to bear the Address to the Prince.
The meeting adjourned by a fervent prayer
Almighty God, offered by Rev. A. R. Green.
To ITfiet Royal Hkiiiness tu Princb op Walks:
The colored subjects of tho town of Winditr
and Sandwich and vicinity foci it a doty that we
feel proud to acknowledge we owe to Her Most
Gracious Majesty, Your Royal Ilighqess' mother,
Queen Victoria, for the Interest nioniestetl In the
welfare of Her Majesty's subjects to favor this
part of Her Majesty's Dominions with the presence
oi His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
And while we coufess wo are not prepared to
make the display that many of Her Majesty's sub
jects .are, in tho public reeeplion of His Royal
Highness, in this frontier portion of Her Majesty's
realm, yet we feci that we have suuls that swell
with rapture on tho occasion of His Royal Hih
ncss' visiting the Province, and hearts that glow
with veneration to tho All wise Disponser of all
good, fur the safe arrival uf His Royal Highness
in the midst of this portion of Her Majesty's sub
jects, that will feel the silken bonds of national
relations more strongly cemented to our mother
It is to the wisdom and faithfulness of Her Most
Gracious Majesty's reign, that we are favored to
join with the thousands of cheerful hearts and
voices to welcome His Royal Highness, the Sun of
our Most Gracious Sovereign, Queen Victoria, to
this Province. We are not forgetful of the happi
ness that has been conferred on the thousands of
our race in Her Majesty's possessions in the West
Indies, by the wisdom and righteousness of a pure
love for humanity. We are not ignorant of the
efforts made, and the money expended by Her
Majesty's Government with Spain to put down the
foreign slave trade on Her Majesty's (the Queen
of Spain's) Islands. We havo not forgottou tho
interest manifested by Ur Majesty's Government
in tho elevation of our race in the acknowledge
ment of the independence uf Hayti, and of the
in'nnt Republic of Liberia; and lastly we have to
attributo it to Her Gracious Majesty's protection
that we enjoy a peaceable possession of all tliut
makes life worth liviug for our wives, our chil
dren, and our budies. It is, therefore", with inex
pressible delight that we hail the joyful occasion
to present to His Royal .Highness our feelings of
loyalty to Her Most Gracious Majesty, by this
humble expression to our future Sovereign, the
Prince of Wales.
We have in our midst those who in the time of
Invasion of her Majesty's Provinces from foes with,
in and without stood firm in tho defence of tbo
"'own, and while we earnestly pray the wise die
poser of all human events, that in His Divin
lrrtMit Anna llipva na,.r ahi11 A nnrlllil ffhfln tllA
cause of Her Majesty's .country's buoo?...nor ,de
fenoe, shall demand our Most Gracious Sovereign
to call forth Her subjects to decide upon the field
of battle the strength of arms of hor Majesty's
subjects : but should the period come, it will be
ours to prove how sacred we prize the Liberty wo
now enjoy under Her Gracious Majesty's reign.
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dwell, in why that men of more fortunate circum
stances feel some opposition to our prosperity, in
some cases ; but when an oppressed raco have
been held all their dnye in a state of debasing ig
norance, deprived under penalties of most severe
punishment for tiying to learn to read even the
Holy scripture, it must be admitted as some plea
'for much that otherwise would be reprehensible.
But with all tint circumstances have done toj
destroy our love of liberty, and all that oppression;
could do to destroy our right to life, liberty, and j
the pursuit of happiness, and tho beet days oT.
many of our lives spent in unpaid fur toil, castj
upon our own resources to make a commencement
to prepare to live at tha period that others arc
rotiring from all the activo duties uf life ; yet
amidst all of these discouraging aspects wo are go
ing forward in securing by puruhasb,botb in towns
and country, homes that will enuble us to recline
our weary heads in old ago and aflliotion on the
bosoms of our offspring that would, were it not
fur the protection guaiunteed by Her Majesty's
Government to us, be torn away and sold in dis
tant regions by our oppressors. We feel a great
doiiro that Her Majesty's useful and happy life
may long be preserved, and that we mny be bles
sed with the wisdom of her prolonged rule in Hor
Gracious Majesty's vast, dominions : and that a
safe and prosperous voyage and a happy arrival
of iiis Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, to
the kind embrace of Hor Majesty's, the Qoeen's,
abode may be granted us by the Father of Mer
cies, too Governor of the Univcrso
M. J. LIGIITFOOT, Pres't.
, E. BROWN, Vice Pres't.
S. B. Williams, Seo'y.
The Address was, on motion, signed by the en
tire meeting, each member appending his name.
August, 30th, 1SC0.
According to the following article from the
Cincinnati Commercial, the election of Lincoln is
the only meane by which this pestilent anti-slavery
agitation, which so grieves our Southern breth
ren, can be checked. Put bim in the Presidential
Chair, and be would be so 'generous' to tbo Southi
that the very fire eaters would rejoice alike in his
sucoess and their admission to the public orib. Ab
olitionists will please labor assiduously to bring
about this state of things, and when success crowns
their efforts.be prepared to unite with the South in
singing, 'Lo, what au entertaining sight are breth
ren vfho agree.
A REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION
WOULD BE CONSERVATIVE.
It is the oonstant endeavor of the opponents of
tbe Republican party, to show that if it snould
succeed in electing a President, his Administra.
tion would be radical and revolutionary, tending
to the dissolution of the Union and universal dis
order. The extreme esyinge of all men, of what,
ever oalibre, who are of the Republican parly, and
oi many who do not belong to tbe party, are oare.
fully collated ; and it ie systematically charged
that tbe parly is responsible Tor them, and tbal
tbey must be taken as indications of its policy
Tbe newspaper press teems with these extreme
sayings and this application of tbem i and the
serapbvoks of lb stamp speakers of the Oppoel
tion abound wilh iheui. Wo use th' tor.rtl ,.Oj'j).
jtiinn advisedly, because the Republican, is novr,
tho great definite compact party, and there is no
acknowledged Administration party. In Nevf
York, thero aro no parties now but the RepubjV
can and tbe anti-Republican, a fact which goes s
'considerable, way in giving complexion' to the poli
tics of the counti y. ..
Tho great majority of Republicans repudiate the
sayings of tbe ultras that are quoted against them,
and very few, in defining their policy, go- farther
than to declare themselves for the restriction of
slavery within its present liniiti sol very many
would bo wiliiiij to see the controversy settled up
on tbe basis of non-interference by any branch of
the Federal Government, with the question of sla
very. The power of the Government baa been
used for the propngandism of slavery. That mus
be stoppbl. This ' tho universal Republican sen
timent, and its calm, rations and Crm expression
on this subject, has dune more than anything else
to break thofjtce uf ,tbe Abolition sentiment. The
old Abolition party is disbanded. A few. of its
adhorents are found in tha Republican pnrty, la
boring to Abolitionize it, Others have found their
way into the Democratic factions, and bave be
come intense pru slavory men. A corporal's guard
cleave to the old dogma, that the Constitution is a
league with death and a covenant with hell ; but
these ?ast are inconsequent!!;, cbly occaa7o-sJly
producing a slight local irritation. The great mats
of those who vrero unreasonable on this subjeot
have had their right minds restored. Tbe Aboli
tion party is no lunger a power in the land, and
the 'remainder biscuit' of it naturally and justly
regards tha Republican organization as the moot
formidable obstaclo in the way of its rottoratiaa
to a place nnjong the forces of the globe.
Tho Republican party is, to all appearance, bn
tho thrcsbhold of a national success. Tbe very
important question arises, as to what will be the
nature of its Administration of the Government,
provided the present anticipations cf triumph
should bo realised ? We say would he conserv
ative that is, would by no means interfere with
the ponce of the slave States ; and it would be its
especial duty to subjugate any fanatical enterprise
from any quarter to stop the African slave trade,
and the Walker filibuster expedition, and the
John Brown raids. icoi.-fii not interfere with
slavery in the States ij it could ; and it could not if
V tbould. We quite agree with Southern.., gentle- '
men that tbe South is competent to protect itself,
dud tell then, a vast majority in the North is opi
posed to aggression upon it. We know, as they
ought to know, thi cku an Atolitionlst in tha
Presidontal chair would not have power to inter
fere with their institution. With Congress and
the Judiciary and the 'people egaiea'i - hinsi what .
dangerous thing could be do f There are four
Presidential candidates in tl'.'n field. The Repub- '
lican candidate will receive about one-third of tbe
votes cast in the ballot boxes and perhaps more
than one half of tbe Electoral votes. Let bim lo
inaugurated. Thero is tbe Senate agains? bim,
sufficient in itself to veto any measuro of. ipnendia
rism. It is not certain that the House will be fcr
him. There has never yet been a clear; Republi
can majority in the House. And if there should
be a Republican House, tbcro would be scoree of
members who would discouotcoance any appear
ance of meddlesome radicalism, and give their
votes to defeat and invidious measure. The Pres
ident, therefore, could not do anything desperate
ly wicked if ho wero ever so desirous of playing
the role of a desperado reformer. Wherefore, then
this silly clamor of sectional alarm ?
It is very certain that an active intermeddling
anti-slavery, policy, wjulj not be sustained by tbe
country. The first elections in which the aots of
an administration taking such a course would
come under popular rcviow, would couimenoe tbe
utter discomfiture and dissolution of the admini
istration party. .
Th Tresiden would fiud in tho Second Con
gress of his term, an opposition numbering four
fifths uf the House, crippling every movoment,
and subjecting him to excrutiating inquisitions.
His term would closo in disgrace, and tbe South
return to power. These things are so plain that
even the dullest understanding, if uVjlooded by
prejudice or tfe'dstoe, cannot fail to observe and
comprehend them. A Conservative Administra
tion in the sense of undertaking nothing against
Slavery, that tbe best accredited exponent's uf tbo
party iife not ready to proclaim now wauli be
essential in case of success co the preservation of
the Republican party beyond tbe day of induragu
tion; and the party is not likelto disembowel it.
self because provoked by. its enemies. Tbe tenden
cy of the Republican party in power, (so it ie with
all parties,) would not be to radicalism, but to con
servatism. We apprehend that, in the language of
Gov. Cuase it would know how to be, not ootjf
just, but generous, to the South. If we did not
believe this, we certainly would not regard it as of
the political organizations just now before tbo
country, tho safest depository of Federal power.
There is a ory against slavery agitation, and
considering the iucessant.and protracted clamor of
the discussion of the slavery question, this is not
unaccountable, but most natural. Now it is tbo
oleareat dictate of reason -indeed a most matter
of faot proposition that the election of , a Pepublt'
can J'residenl is the thing needful to ttop unieemft
agitation and give health to the public fnind. Tb
straightest and surest way to restore a wholesonJo
degree uf political peace, will be to elect tbo Re
publican candidate fur tba Presidency, for tbo
whole current history of the country proves thai
there will be no peace until the experiment of a
Republican Administration is fairly tried. Those)
who would resist idoh aii experiment by a disunion,
movement, are not dijunionisis only in a desper
ate contingency as they take pains to dcolare, but.
disunibnists per te.
Ootbno Wiee'a Anvica to Mi. Moiiat or1
Texas. 'Fight all invaders of your Slate, and
hang all you oan oatuh. It is time that the flava
States were ready fur the revolution which it soar
ing inevitably, with the purpose to take from them
not only their personal properly in negro slaves,
but their politioal property in this glad and glori
ous Uni n. Let neither class of rights be iovad-
ed ; fight first, and don't lot tbe invaders seise tbsj
power lo disarm you.
Respectfully jours, HENRY A WISE."