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The Anti-Slavery Bugle.
From the Ohio State Journal.
With the best intentions in tho world to bo
lerioni about secession (for secession, look you, is
a serious buni.ioss,) it is impossible to read the
Congressional debates nf this time, and repress
the deriiivo smila. Every honorablo member ha
Ipecifi, which if taken according to the direc
tion on tin wrapper, will make the Uuiou all ri;ht
in a surprisingly short space; negloct this sovcr-
izn romcdv. and vou havo Smash, and nil its at
tendant evils at onco. Sir. Thayor is of opinion
tbat tha puru unadulterated popular sovereignty,
ad no legislation whatovcr upon slavery, is the
thing to be takon in the preent crisis. Mr. Co
chran's plan is to permit elaveholding in all the
Statos, o that th-jre may bo what M;ss Miggs calls
perfect "unjicablunessos." .Mr. Adiiau thinks that
comity is to 'jo truly promoted by non-intervention.
Our noble joun reprusen'ativo, the gallant
Cox, is of tho rcsjlulionary opinion that this uncom
fortable state of things has all been brought ubut
ty Gov. Denniaou's refusing to givo up the Har
per's Ferry refugees, and that a little corrective
legislation in this respect, would pet tho Union on
its pins again. Mr. Ilutchitis, who is from the
Ashtabula district, where lluna anJ goro are fa
vorite articles of diet, demands that tho Union
hall be brought round by honest does of nil parts
of tbe constitution particularly that part protect
ing tho lives and property o!' northern people in
the Southern Sca'on. Mr. Euglih presciibes u
division of national tcrritoty in exact lmltos, sla
very in one, fieoiom in the other, and a
douhle indemnity to slaveholders for every fiiniti'.e
rescued in the north. This, with a mustard draft
on the stomach, warm bottles at tho feet, and ice
at the head, ho believes wiil set tho Union up
gain. There seem, to be i general harmony of
opinion only as to tho main fact in the vase. The
Union has been bitten that is evident. Tho troub
le is now to find the dog that bit it, in older that
bis hair may be applied to tho wound, and there
is the widest diversity of opinion as to the identi
ty of this dog : whether the beast was the skulk
ing blood hound of slavery, or tho calm, conserva
tive house dog of compromise, or tho fire-eyed
dog of abolitionism doctors can by no means
agree. Apparently, in this state of uncertainty,
the only thing to be done for tho relief o( the pa
tiont, is constant vigilance nnd judicious nursing.
It may fall out in this case after all, as in the case
which came to the notice of Doctor Goldsmith of
the dog who "to g .in his priva'.o ends went mad,
and bit" his best friend. The neighbors while
"swore the dog was mad,
They swore tho man most dio.
But soon a wonder came to light,
Tbat showed tho rogues tb"y lied,
Tbo man recuvered of the Lite;
The dog it was that died."
Meanwhile, n great deal may be said on both
tides, and whilj political wisdom is such a drug
in the market, we propose to cork ours down, and
sot to part with it at a sacrifice.
AccoRoiNo to a dicpatch from Leavenworth,
Capt. Montgomery was, at latest advices, engaged
in a judicial capacity. IIo was trying a man the
charge against whom was, that ho was in favor o(
the execution of tho Fugitive Slave Law. The
punishment, if the trial had been proceeded with,
and tbe prisoner found guilty, would of course,
bave been death. If tha Hon. Adrauam Lincoln
were brought bofore this oourt of Montuomkrv,
eharged with the hiijh crime of briny in favor of the
enforcement qj the Fugitive Slave Law, we fear that
his speeches in tho debates with Douglas uould
convirt him, and that he would have to suffer the
usual penalty under the Back woods Code. Ton
Coeb'in, beyond poradventure, would be tucked
op to the first tree.
Still later advices are to the effect that a man
has beon bung by Montgomery for kidnapping a
free negro. Cincinnati Commercial.
The Pope's finances ore ea'd to be In a very bad
eondition. He is receiving large contributions
from (he United States.
TnokAS R. Codd Is out with a recommendation
to the seoeding Slates to fix tho tiiuo lor the ordi
nance of secession to lake effect ou the loth or
20th of February.
INSURRECTION AT HARPER'S PERRY.
THE LESSON IT TEACHES.
A Lecture delivered at Troy, Geauga county, Ohio,
on the Anniversary of John Brown's Martyrdom:
December 2nd, 1860.
BY D. M. ALLEN.
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'ea oy inc nicieu name, anu unuer ine protecuon
cl iaic. l no crow ntnir act ol Jowi.h inmoi'.v wni
the ori.cili.tiuii of tho tr jii uf Man. For bin puri-
of life, nil J faithful testimony against tho cor-
ruplioii of tho times iu which lio lived, he died n
p.nniui una nonunion ueain at too iiautia ul
t!io exceuurs of Rnnun itc. "We have u law
and by our law he o:.'i;lit to die!" I" out tho exc-
cutiou uf tha N'aset'Riio Jloformer, on Calvarv's
ory mount, to tho Murtjrdim of J din Iirown,
by older ol abirbarou.s atul heathen Statu thut
j foolUhiy thinks itself civilized and Christian, ba
world has always fclain its true.-! redeemers. E- : -
,ry cje is retrospective; it builds the tombs of the
prophe:s a:,d garnitdies tho sepulchres of tho ri;'
cous uf loti ngo, but wtoiies ihe enviors wl.ot:. Oud
eonds to cull il to tcnontance. and diir tho craves
the just and true, whom it's gibbets lime bung.
'nt generations may have had saviors and rcdeem-j
ers, the present nunc. ' Tho Jews believed in
ntid Joshua; they could tulk "face lo face"ty.
with God, or cause tlio obedient sun to pause mid-j
way in his diurnal course, while a filibustering
prophet carried ou tbo work of devastation an J
ruin in his enemies ranks. Bjt tbo sent of Go 1,
who should have redeemed Israel, compared with
whose teachings tho highest wisdom of Moses was;
foi.lisht.cbs, him, tho ''stiff necked trnd rebellions
people" would not have to rulo over them. Why
tho Jews of I'alest no, as well as the Israelites of
Egypt, should not havo a religious teacher from
on high, keeraj not to have occurred to them to
Sorely it could not havo been that tlieir
wisduiu aud viriuo superseded the necessity of
fui .her instruction, though doubtless then as now,
luck of ecli-righteons scribes and
there was no
I harasses, who wero abundantly satisfied wi'.h the
good old ways of the fathers, ever willing to grope
among the dry bonos of tho past, and put tho liv-
iug generation into masquerade, out of its cast off
But tbe first century of the Christian
era wlb nut muro ready to worship Muses and slay
Jeans, than is the t.inctcotb. to revere Calvary's
Martyr, und rsiso gibbets for all who follow his!
pneopts too olosely
"Inasmuch as ye did it not unto tho least of
these my brcthorn, ye did it not unto ine."
"So long as human lips remain unfed,
M :n starve ibeir Christ for lack of coarsest bread
Whoru'er a single bond nan fettered stands,
Men chain tlieir Christ and bind their savior's
Where'er a tingle orphan inly die,
Or grows ioihruiej in our faetoric".
Like old king Ilered we again condemn
t'o death, Iho infant Lord of Bethlehem."
In the light of this great truth, how dospicobly
mean, nnd basely hypocritical ale all our proles- j
:ions of pi, ty and devotion to the cause of Christ, :
n hilo trampling on tho rights of the defenceless!
Pure religi in and uuJeliied, IcfureG.id tho Fath-
er is tins; mat ye visit mo w idow and lutherlcss j
their illliction, and keep yourself unspotted
from tho world." But the most patent fact of the !
mity of the crime, and who acknowledge the obli-'
American nation is, that iu its support cf slavery,
it plunders tho widow of her dealest nnd most ta-
crcd rights, and degrades the orphan from tho dig-
nity of manhood into a chattol, having no right
tho dominant class is bound to respect. And this j
is not true uf one individual or a singlo neightor-!
hood, but of four millions of beings, formed in the i
same image as ourselves, ana born to a like inher-;
itanco. liut who is guilty of this heaven daring '
iniquity? Almost tho ontiro American people.
Tne late presidential election shows how fearfully
the plagtio spot bus spread nnd how terribly tho !
oorroding career has done its work of intellectual
stultification, and moral death. After all the light '
that has beon shed upon the avowed principles of '
the several parties, togother with tho well known!
views of tho standari-beaiers of each, no sane j
man will now put in the plea of Ignorance to
screen himself from tho full responsibility of his j
act. Wbat, then, is the decision of the "model re- -
public," on tho question of bumnn rights? Al-
most unanimously with scarcely a dissenting
voice us compared with the whole peopla, it has j
been declared that this vilest of iniquities must bo j
defended und perpelua'ed bo long as the avarice or
uiditj cf the oppressors shall demand its exi-
tence. This decision has been made thus emphul-:
ic, oy men, multitudes ot whom, realise the enor-;
gauon in me uigncr ls, i ncorcticully tliey be-
lieve in justice, truth, humanity; practically, they
serve the devil with "iiluerity," tu do his dirtiest
work. Among all tho millions who have just vo-'
tod, scarcely a Bane mind but believes that were ;
Ac a slave ha would be justified in cuttiug bis way
to freedom, though in so doing he must needs walk
out the dead bodies of oppressors, from tho ever-
glades of Florida to the lair of the British Lion
And yet, amazing as it may seem, tlio highest
type of political Anti-Slavery, only a?ks that this
"livo fold barbarism," shall not pollute with its
pestilential presence ricic territory. More than
800 000 square miles of this o .untry are cursed
by tbe presence of the vilest system of tyrnny the
sun ever shown upon, and a sham democrucy and
weak republicanism swear, by all the gods j
lo the oonB'.ilution, that it shall not be mo-
lostea tlieroui; mat murder, tneir, ooucuoinage, j
and wholesale plunder shall bave free course and '
be protected l y tre entire torco oi tne nation.
Nay, morel Jubilant politicians, who plume thom-'given
solves 'jn being "as much Anti-Slavery as any
body"; are exultant over their recent success, and
manifest tlieir excessive patriotism by torchlight
processions, grand illuminations, the burning of
diinpowdor, drinking champagne, ("all sham but
pain,") ceiing late fuppcrs, 4c, and all be-
cause their party has succeeded iu electing a manjeccni
( i tho presidency, who declares his opposition to
tho abolition of slavery, even in tho capital of ti e
Xmiim without iho consent of tho t'il flicr in
the bodiua nnd bouIs uf men; who think, tlio ty i
rants of tlio plantation entitled to an efficient fu
gitivo eliive bill; who is opposed to negro puffragr,
who would not rIIow n colored nnui to fit upon
Jur;cs, or testify in courts n in inr.t u white man;
thus endorsing the worst feature of the D.cd Sett
jdeeis'on. i.d this la political consistency the ,
uviii iiiiiij uii- uiii-n .ojiucui party nus 10 ou jr, .
llitrf v.r i.f inni.n 1 Sf.fl
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s .ieet ci iiqoia u.inie, Ar:ru tt I.lcl. &j, when tlio ;
rur i.s of luinanitv am aer'.!..'...l . t hut im.iri :
politicians uiny be fed at publio expeneo, what is;
j moro natural than that thoso who win tho loaves '
and tishes should hold a grand fMurnulia over the I
eucee-a that empties the Augciuii ttuljlci- ot thi'i
gorcrtmittit of its quadrenial cccup
vi to another horde, equally vuraci-u
their inracitv at the s.itne ciib. ulnnvs reinnuiber-
nl?. and Hi-
, to satiato
in to furycl ihoo who hive fallen among thieves,
and like tho ptici.t and
ot such was the lotc t.f the Lcro whoso mai-;
with ditTereni r.rvniivy an 1 workeJ tut the iirol-
. 1cm of huuutu luvey and mcn'ti rvtpuiibitiilit y,
bv ft fur diiTnifint ruin
diiferc ncij between
John Brow n and the politician is this; tho former
believed in truth, justice, and humanity. Tlio lat
ter worships nucccsn, ho knows no higher divini
Moses John Browu had faith in God and the eternal
right; the politician believes in Chicago platforms
, and party majorities, ho can conceive of nothing
' better. John 3rown saw and felt tho fearful out-
! rages slavery cotnn.us upon his brother man, und j
l ho heard tho voice of the Eternal as truly as did
Moses in Egypt, ayinj;, "deliver these my people
out of the hands of the spoiler." True to the voice
I within, he prepared to obey its mandate, llu had
faith in God, and beliuvcd it ever safe to do rijlil.
No wonder the American Church, ever truckling
j to a uiiseruble expediency, openly and unblushiDg
inquird. ' ly advocating the atheistic idea that it is justifiable
: to practice a little evil, il, thereby, we may hope
to accomplish A great amount of guod, no won-
; dor that suoh an cigauization thouirht John Brown i
iusuno. So, too, the politician, who knows no God j
but the triumph of bis party, w ill be very likely .
to donounce the liberator pf slaves as a funatio ant',
vite, pasi by on the other '
a traitor, worthy tho gaflowe. But it is a sad Oom
wardrobc. mcntary on the wisdom Of a nation, tbat she hangs
! her most patriotic citizen it js mournful svidtmct)
! of tho depravity of a church when she gibbets htr
truest follower of Chrisil
But, "Juhn Brown wa? guilty of treason, and
sufiorcd tha righteous penalty of his Funaticitm
and criir.A." Thus sava tho noliticinn hnntrprin.. I
and crime." Thus eays tho politician hungering
for place and power. "Ju t y Hung!!'' eays Senato:
Sewurd, when ho makes his bid for the 1'rusider.cj!
Was that the holiest conviction of the great states
man's henrt? No sane mind believes it. No,
Governor Seward, tho glittering buub'.u of tbo
I'resiJcncy, 60 turned thy head and addled thy
brain, that to satisfy an uriboly ambition thou
chewed thyself willing to consign to infamy the
memory of a just and noble man. In charity,
friends, let us believe it was the weaknois of peor :
bumiin nature, and pass tho frailty by, while wo!
tcmemher w it.i gladness the many noMo senti-
me"8 'ur- oewara "ia uttcreu in Dttihll ol (ret
d'lin and univcrrul jostice. And now that his
hhiuiio iu, n uiuu iu jji esiueuuai uon-
ors '",fl Kon0 fcv' we ulftJ nHl)0 for still higher enun-
"'lt'une of the great principles of liberty nnd pro-
to Xew England to collect tho tax. Tho Yankees
resa fr01" '" 'io should be a champion of hu
r'nt8 the world over.
dohn Brown a traitor! why.the very corner stone
f republic was laid in treason. Wnshingtcu,
Jefferson, Henry, Sam. Adams, Oiis, Hancock;
""d ai' llie worthies of the Amciican Ilevoluiion
w ere traitors, else we were to-day a colony of Great
ii-:..:- Tr.i. n .rn ... i. .
"""" me uero oi narper s j: crry tiescrvea ;
la'0 "eu uur government a selj-cruteiil lie, I
and wo have no business to be electing Presidents,
nnd Members ol Congress, nnd Sheriffs, and Judges, !
ftnu" carrying on all tho machinery of a free gov-
eminent. V hy, what is the fundamental idaa of
Republicanism? The right of self-government isn't
' Tho right of every man to say what luwsj
"id institutions bo will lie governed by, and ;
1,uw ,1,eJ Blm11 be udministored. George the third :
assumed tbo prerogative of institutir.5 laws for
tlie thirteen colonies west of the Atlantic Our i
fathers buried bim ia the dust and reared a mon- j
ument nf enduring granite over the grave of tbe j
discarded principle, that there might be no resur-'
rcetion of tho idea that one man can frame laws
,or ""other, to long as the gray shaft on Bunker's ;
11.11 shall point its finger to the sky.
I said the right of revolution was the fundamcn-
tal idea of this government. King George asked
a duty on stamped paper, nnd sent his emissaries
tent them home without the money, but gave them ;
wholcsomo advice. Then said til's King, "I'll tax
youi tea." The Bostonians ninde tea for the na-;or
tiou in Boston harbor a whole cargo at a time '
but the mother country got no duty tl.-oroon. The !
King grew surly, and prunounced such behavior '
treasonable. Bristling bayonets and leaden bul-
lets, were tho only argument he received in reply. ;
tilings uegan to assume a serious aspect, aud
United Colonies sent their pfofoundost stnteshion i
and sugcst counselors to Philadelphia, to consider j
what should be done. After mature deliberation
they put forth this manifesto iu vindication of
their courso. "We hold those truths to bo self-j
that all men are created equal ; that they
'are endowed by their Creator with certain inalien
ablo rights, anion which are life, liberty, nnd the I
pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights j
government are instituted among in.cn, deriving the
their just jwu-ers from the coi.senl of the governed.
hat consent, 1 would ask, has the slave ever
to the government thut plunders him of ab
ry right, even the right to his wife and children?
"Whenever any government becomes destructive of
these ends, it is the right of the people to or
abolish it, and to institute a new government, lay
ing its foundations on such principles, and organ
izing Its powers iu such form, at to them shall
nos'. likely lo effect their salcty and bsppi-
ncs. Wher a long Ir.iin S n!
md usurf aiinns, invariably pursuing the mine
end, v'n?a a lui;n to reduce them (a people)
under nbo!i:te ilesrioti.-m. it ia their riil.t. it is
their duly, to throw uffs'uh government, and pro
vido now guards f ,r tlitir futuro isecuri:y."
Is this common sense? practical dalesman-
chip! Or are tl.e:: declarations uero 'Vlilterini;
generalities V The voice of the American reo-
pie has pronounced Ihem round
laioero hlilh on uiee prini'jics,
tii.iT'.o s. Uor
bfiaino rebels 1
and trailers, nnd lo'ul tlm ionndatidti of A ticw
nrnmhl i il o I I ... I ..r I
n . my ui iciyitiun )
jo l ion. era ul revoluiiomiry faaie, who me
o i. ioei"d ut ativ riMnii,o in iU j..lilM;,...vun(:l
tyranny in the Rarbary States ef this Llood ce-1
metited Uniun ! 1
But wo are met iih tho plea that our fathers
were ni;tt;-.iiy liriten to revolution bv tho 0'ipres-
Mili of th tnotlier coonti v. I.nt ih .rA nLo
some of !h-ir grievimou-, a eet foitli in J .Lvr.-i-n's
dn.'bir, .,1' Kimr
George, "do has rcl'iiced his usspnt to laws tlio
lection and well being uf the slave? Will it be
comfortable," to take counsel as to tho best means
m the fur south-land thero nro multitudes of
patrolling cCicors, who, day and night vcar iu nnd
year out, doz tbo Etcns of tha lono hnhitul rr
wife, par-nt and child, and thut, when the weary
laborer is fatigued by the day's toil in a tropical
sun, und",- tho taskmaster's cruel lath, and denied
every other Opportunity, seeks nn intot view with
most v huleomo nnd salutary." Very likely; but
what law las this nation ever pass, d I. r the pro-i
n m :ji ii f , tint the rr'rre-.s'w!i of
our revolutionary fathers boro any comparison to
tho atrooities committed upon the slavo f
Another charge against the King was, ' ITo has
called together legislative bodies at places iin
usuul, unconifjrtable, and distant from the reposi
tory of Ineir public reo irds." Did you ever hear i
of the fi.ar millions of bondmen ever boing allow
ed to meet at all for governmental purposes ? Iiore
is an entire raco forbidden tho privilege of assem
bling m nny jiiioe, however ' inconvenient and un
of protcoting their own firesides from tho assaults
of the kidnapper. But worshipers of revolution
ary heroism see iu ull tbU no causo of complaint
much less, reason for resistance.
Again.'it is charged upon Georga third, that
''He sentta this country swarms of cluccrs to
harrass ytr people and eat out their sulisumco."
Bid it ever occur t ) nor Uuior.-lovinL' natrints. that
the comni iu of bis bosom or the child of hi
love, who ff-rehnnca is miles away ou another
plantation; I say when iuch an one, under tuch
circiiinstancos, seeks by weary journo.vings in tho
Jone starry liours," to renew tho memories of
other days, and re-light the lamp of love, by whoso
..ar.;..! na i..... :n: i.. i. ,
s"""" fining bouib were meiteu ana
blended into one, did it ever occur to our fourth
of July bra it lore that, then and there weie the
minions of satanio wrong in quest of human
prey, and woo to the luckless victim who falls
within their grasp. Bid the oppression of our
fathers ever compare with this ?
Once more; we nrc tuld that Great Britain kept
among the Colonies "standing aruiios, in times of
pence, without their consent," When was tl
consent of tho slavo coer asked to tho combined
force of llie nation whether under the command
!ol James Buchanan, or Abraham Lincoln, it
the same to tread under its iron heel th
support is Uiiiwn in lull measuro trom the unre
in quilted toil of him whose subjection is rendered
complete by such instrumentality 7 Is it nnv
wonder, then, that a thousand curses rise from
Hwe'ling pulse that beats for freedom, and whose
every bjiidmnn's lips, againct this accursed L'niur,
this "cuveuant w ith Death, and agreement with
Another charge is, that "the trado w ith tho Col
onies had been cut off with all parts of tho
millions in this boasted land of freedom, in this iif-
world." If the wrong had amounted to tho denial
m-i. r .
I a.i rigtu oi property, bo that no imiiviJual of',;
all the three million had been nllowed a single
diino that could not ut any moment have been
confiscated, nnd declurod the property of the
Crown ol England, tho complaint might have been
couched iu stronger language, l et such, to day,
is the condition of every slave in this nation,
The King is accused of imposing taxes on the
American people without their consent; but we
are not informed that the burden amounted to the
st eer.t that could bo wrunm from nntmi.l i;i.
,0 (hat the very raiment they wore, and every
morsel of food ;hey ate, denonded upon tho caprii o
0f hiui who claims solo ownership of every penny
earned I In one word, when all the grievances or
hicli our fathers complained, are Bummed up
not oi.e of toe sufferers was 'Jemtd a chattel
personal to all intents, purposes, and constructions
whatsoever;' bo that ho oould own nothinp.do noth
ing, and be nothing, except by the will und con
sent of Another. Such is tho condition of four
ternoon of Ihe nineteenth century. No man
among them all daro say that his time, his body
aught that pertains to humanity is his own. No
father can claim his child, or for or.o moment,
save it from a doom worse than death. No bus-
band enn defend the purity of the witf of l is
choice, from the unholy lust uf brutal, drunken
men. Any female who resists the foul embrace ol
thejthemosl lecherous, loathsome wretch who was
ever suffered to tread God's foot stool, does so ut
the peril of her li(o. New born babes ure turn
from shrieking mothers' arms, and consigned to
life-long sorvitudo, and no agonizing love can save
them from the terrible doom. It was this organ
evident, lized Barbarism that John Brown strovo to resist-
aim iur uns uoi oi unseuisii oetotion to a great
principle of justice and humunity, the most en
known lightened (?) Christian (?) nation on the fuce of
globe deemed him worthy the gallows.
The Stuto bangs his body, the Church damns his
soul; both unite in declaring him a crozy fanatic
who deserved his fate. To save a blood-cemonted
Uuion, the most devoted, self-sacrificing, self for
geting man in the country", must be saciificed to
fierce Moloch of oppression and wrong. If
be civilization, let me take refuge beneath tbe
shadow of despotic barbarism I If this be tbe
chief attainment of Christianity, God grant ui a
speedy relapse into heaibonism ! Eighteen ceo tor
ios ago, Church and Stato united to put to death
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i lie jiurcsi suui w no nnu ever wuikcu mu o.i m,
d henceforth tho cross becomes emblematic
tho hihet vittue. So, lik?wie the martyrdom
if John 1ji ov.1i rei!coius the gallows from tho igno
oiiny nnd disgrace that have heretofore beon at
tached to that iclio of the dark ages, which ban
been perpetuated beyond its time
NoNy politicinns. drunk w ith an unholy ambi-
tioti l"r plato and power, nmy vote Jotin IJrown a
f I'M'.lio, u tmidtuan. a Vobcl, or what they please.
I appeal fiom I'hiliji drunk t Philip sober; from
oljLilatant L nion-fa.eis ol to-Uay
victions of honest men of another generation
I n r,,,.;.,ni;,.., tn il...
presidency, nnd mudo his bid in tho ears of the
istenin,; nation, ho doclared the horo of Osatvatu-
olio, "j.mm hun;." Tho ee-piel prov.-d that he
stuor cd too low ; he ate tnoro dirt than was neceb-
it imvh him n tit of in li.nstion
but ini-.-d the utizo at which ho aimed. Well,
t!.n tr, of hi- nml.mnn haling plnded 1:M prAsn.
lie can now oQ'.ird to bo hune.t. llo bus had ti-iio!1'16
"when tho M
to taka a sober second thought, and tww listen to
his words. At Chicago, in September, lio says,
i.-souri Comp.-otuiso was repealed,
Juhn Brown was the ouly one man who hoped!
against the prevailing dcmorali: iliun. and cheered
and sustained me through it." Is this tho man,
! i: exorablo Governor, who was "justly
! ! O, tell it not in Gath I In Kansas, with
the spirit of John Brown hovering over him, and
declares, "Ail men shall havo tho ballet, or none;
all men shall havo the bullot, or none. In Mit-jj0'
souri ho says, "the principle that every man
should own the soil he tills nnd the head nnd
hands he woiks with, is going through; it is bound
to go through. As it has gone t;urouf,h eighteen
states of tho Union it is bound to go through tho
other fifteen." There is fanaticism for you, of
John Brawn order. Wonder if the ghost of that
Virginia gallows did not haunt his dreams after
giving vont to so much treason? I tell you,
friends, wo can afford to wait.
"But tho Harrier's Ferry expedition was a fail-
uro. John Brown foolishly and wickedly threw
away his life in an insane attempt to accomplish
an iintiossibilitv." No doubt the cavcllinz Jew.
his memory green in the hearts of the people,
shame. So is it ever. The man who is tru
highest idea of right is justified by the
as be beheld Jesus dying in agony upon the croBe,
wagged his foolish head as ho exclaimed, ".'Tis all
a failure Silly man, to suppose he could redeem
the world by being true to the honost convictions
of bis soul." Eighteen hundred years have pass
ed; by the rec irdod history of the ages, Calvary's
Martyr is justified, while the carding Jew is putj
to his hi 'host idoa of right is ju9tifiod by
unanimous verdict of succeeding ages, no matter
who among bis cotemporaries may sneer and cry,
'fanaticism, infidelity, insanity."
The curse of the aye is its infidelity; yea, its
dowri",ht atheism. How few there are who dare
do right always, and trust the consequences ! No
truth is more self-evident than the slave's right to
immediate and unconditional emancipation. But
tbreo men out of every four nro continually fram
ing petty exitises to justify a continuance of the
iniquity. i hen will men learn that in the opera
tion of the laws of the moral universe, it is both
xnfe and expedient lo do right. Our business is to
follow tbe dictates of conscience, that still small
ice of G id to tho soul tho ever present inspira-
,;un 0f each human being the perpetual revui
tijn of naturo'd laws without the soul, without
troubling ourselves about consequences; God will
tuke care of results. Wo have no business to
damn our own souls, that we may save the body
of some ono c'.s?.
But tho most important question suggested by
our subject remains to be answered. B7i it the
len.ion lo be learned from the raid at Harper's Fer
ry ? To my apprehension, it is, simply this; th it
every man to be faithful to the highest light h
life out the divine.it inxpirulions of his
soul. True, you will often find it necessary to
stand alone and contond with the general and uni
versal demoralization with which jou are sur
rounded, but remember if you have right on your
side, you nre in the majority; and if you are hon
est with yourself, and true to humanity you will
sooner or later prevail. The world may think you
a fanatic; tho Church may brand you infidel, let
none of theso things move you. Let no man sup
pose tliat to be n reloroier is an easy tosk. The
days of tho inquisition have passed away; tho
stake and tho guillntino are remembered as iho
relics uf a darker no. But fur bim who dares to
matk out his own courso in life who relies upon
his own individuality, and ventures to question the
wisdom of Sta'e, and the morality of tbo Church,
there is resorved for him the venom of slander
and the vituperation of base, ignoble souls, who
havo no strength to stem the current of popular
liniouitv. but barely vitalit.1 cuough to keen upon
the surface of life's great slroam, and be wafted
by the current as it sweeps on they know not
whither. The woik tu which we are called is no
mere child's t lay. Il involves interests ni broad
us the universe, nnd as lasting as time. It is not
merely the liberation of a few thousands of slaves
from physical bondage, but it is a question of the
redemption of the human soul from the powers of
ignorance and darkness to the glorious light of a
better dispensation. It is a question that tomes
huuto to every human being, whether he will be
true to bis highest inspirations end live a gieat,
noble, and manly life, or whether he will bo diz
zled by the vain and frivolous pleasures of low
and grovelling desires, or be buried by base and
ignoble passions to the ruin of all that it sacred
life and abiding in eternity. Thirty years ego.
an humble printer boy launched tbe grandest re
form the western world has yet seen. It compris
ed but a single element, that of equal and exact
justice to every human being. lie demanded the
immediate and unconditional emancipation of all
who Ware held as chattels. In this simple, Chris
tian request, bo found few to sympathise, and few
er still to aid him. All the orgauitatiofij of the
land wore against him. Calumny, falsehood and
misrepresentation followed bim wherever he went.
Every lie that malice oould iovent, or bigotry de
vise was put in requisition to blast tbo reputation
s j ust man. His fame has run (be gauntlet ol
; every slander, Ignorance and superstition could
.nttrrn nnr1lia.tnnfitrtfiAaiMirA(?nll1 from thf
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of. refiner's fire. A thousand clerical reputation
have fallen at his side, nnd ten thousand sanctified
namco at his right hand. But the cauro he advo1
cates has gono ou conquering and .to conquer!
When the anti slavery entorpriso was iuiiugurated;
two great political parties exiitcd in tho country.
Uefore the advancing tide of this great reform,
tho Whig party fell, and was ground to powder,
as between the upper and nether millstones ot
avenging juMice, because it was false to humani-
y and falso to its own sense of right. And now!
the Democratic party which, with a few slight t4
unimportant interruptions, has ruled the natiou
f jr two generations, has crumbled lo atoms, and
j;ano to its own pl ice, in attempting to resist th
onward march of this grand idea of human equal
ity, It ouly remains now for tne friends ot popu-
! 'ur sovcrci'ily and the unblushing advocates bV
"o unlimited sprotd uf djspotism, tcgetoer witl
' tl.O od ds and dlds of all pftfUPS. the Bcll tnd
Everetts, the Winthropi nnd the Appletoris;-
j defunct politicians aud advocates of obsolete ideat,
' Rather up the fragments end prepare them for
j decent burial. "Eel tho dead bury their dead. ,
Whother the Church so long tbo bulwark of tbla
system or organiic J tyranny, shall learn wisdom
! !rum '" fate of political partios, and making a tir
eh ,ue of necessity, shall wheel into the ranks of pro
hung jS'"' and reform; or whether it will continue t'
, "PPose God's work until his consuming wrath shall
ucstroy it utterly, time nione caa enow, itisre
I ' cheering omens in certain directions, Dul II
remains to be seen bow extensive they will
move. Tho moral barometer at Brooklyn, indU
ce" Public sentiment is rising, Ilerei Ett
'illustration.. Somo Bve or six years ago a writer
j'" lork Independent, spoke or Mr. Oari
' "n as an "intidel of the most degraded olasi."
the)1" iow of be relation Mr. Beechor sustained to
j tne Independent, and knowiug how the warm pul;
! eatione in favor of freedom beat in the breast of
j Iuis modern Boanerges, a friend addressed bim a
I lot'" of inquiry to ascertain whether be endorsed
109 "ft'''""' ff tho contributor. Mr. Beecher
! IjoliCd at Mr. Garrison's self-sacriGcing devotion
j tu ''uulaD equality, and then at grim Orthodoxy;
elt'r"' reieuuu,. . .no gr.ve, sun couciuu.ui;
that discretion was the better part of valor, de
dined answering the plain interrogatory of hie
friend. Tbe voice was tbe voice of Jacob, but tha
hands were tbo hands of Esau. Time rolls on;
the world moves, the race progresses, and tha
church, with all her inertia, cabnot stitid woU,
jetill. To' day it ii safe, and eojiii'cnt'j esptdioiit..'
,ur "onrJ " ru "cu" ' " " '
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P" ?ur" c" "P"' K.
ibtcn iu uts worus;
"Now at tbe beginning of this great (Anti-Slavery)
woik, whose period miii We fcelebrate to-.
night, God did not call t5e .rcat or the many, iui
his voice sounded Cist in the ears of tbe humble
and tho few. I call you to remember that this
great work was not begun by tbe church. Courts
and assemblies were not called to head tbe resis-
tauce to slavery. It was hot the legislature of thl
state. It was not any part of organized
whatever that inaugeiated this revolution against
slavery. All theso things had too touch to tela
care of to bo liblo to risk any thing for ah unpop
ular jus. ice. They were all asleep, and when the) .
voice sounded, none of theiii tn'ew it to be the oici
of God. The men who first agitated in leKatf ot
liberty ini against slavery, wore tbe trdeSt mar
tyrs this age hue s'oen. it is but a pleasant majr,
nuni'mity to opoak well of those with whom you
differ iu many vely rnatbriul respects, and thought
I am cot on his side, I ciuat bear witness to thi
fidelity cf such a man Ea Wm. Lloyd Garrison.
It may be hard for eome to bbllovb that be trfte end
of the oariiost and noblest of tl.oae ilicirtilBbhti
God employed for the over thro of o'pbfeEBlott
among tie - he that has been the sboiifga of th8
ministry and the cht'tch, and hosb tohRdS has
walked td and frd through ttl's' land ti'bld persecu
tions scarcely paralleled in modern times. And;
yet, alter all, one thing cannot bb' denied, that
there has arisen no more stalwart and heroic- mad
iu any oge, to lalor for freedom, fo declare slaver
to be iniquitous, and from tiie Srit to spcu& (intein
pared words, but words that were uolempered, only
bscuuse ill trie might of wickedness, and in tha
strength of his fooling thbre was ho liirio for mea
suring. The ages ure more just than the year
in which a thiug takes place; and by and by, when!
you end 1 are gc'oo down bcluvr the horizon, ard
men see none cf us; they will behold, eta?id!o(5
high as a star, such a man asWm. Lloyd Garrison;
on account of his Christian opposition to slavery;
Many and many a man will be remembered onl
becauso he threw dirt at bim.
'Tbe beginnings of this strife were fiill of tumuli,
rage and violence. Almost every Organization ia
society Was eet against this reformation. Th
family, ttie ebttool, colleges, callouses; parlies and
legislatures were against it. Churches, presby
teries, synods, and assemblies, were against it.
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uuarus 01 P""'1'"". ouu.u. """
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were against u. Dangers ami oronars, nuuuin
and shipers, makers and venders were against il.
Every thing was against it. Time after time they
killed it. Argument upon argument was burlsd
at it. Resolution upon n fjlutiofi was aimed ai it.
Never was tbe loll to'.lud at an rising spirit of
ievo!utioD, oficner than at tho death of tbe risiof
spirit of Anti-Slavery. And what was tbe resaltf
Just the same as tha result that followed Herod'
attempt to kill Chris1.. He slew a few babe of
Bethlehem; bill Cbridt was not touched. He greV
to the stature of a man, and became the RJnef
of the world,"
1 bave made this Iongthy extreot from on of
Mr. Boebher's reoent sermons for fir 6 reason;
First, as iudicsting tbe progiess of a man,' who,
at years ego durit not set bis indignant foot opoa
the foul slander, that ihe nublosl reformer' of lb(f
age, wa an "iugdol of the most degraded oiatal"
But, mainly as having an important beariog upon
the topio under eorYidcruii n,--tl. lossoo to b
learned from Juhn' Clown's Mtack upon th Gibax-'
altar of modern iniquity. In th graphic delinea
tion of the obstaoles which beet tha ami-ilafary
movtment, and th triumphent victory it ti
achieved over tbe united host of dMlroess, wi