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THE VOICE OF FREEDOM.
be sacrificed without proportionate injury to the
cause : And the CAUSE let us gratefully remem
ber, irray triumph gloriously through our adher
ence to rightousness, though by the same act, tke
entire Anti-Slavery organization should be shiv
ered. Union 'organization, are but a means and
a consequence. When either are considered as
ends, they are fatal rocks in our course. On
them did our revolutionary fatheTs wreck the ves
sel of the State's true peace, and on therm in our
day, have we seen live church of every name
founder. Let it not be so with us- Though we
are in comparison few, may each feel a fullness
of soul, as if. a thousand hearts were great within
his bosota.' Though we are, in comparison poor,
may 'we make many rich laying all upon the
altar, even our own selves besides.
Ever yours, for G-od and the human race ;
MARIA W. CHAPMAN.
From the Union Herald.
Escape of Fugitive Slave.
Peterboro'. Dec. 1,
To the editor of tke Union Herald :
My Dear Sir You will be happy to hear that
the two. fugitive slaves, to. whom, in the brotherly
love of your heart, you gave the use of your horse,
are still making undisturbed progress towards the
monarchical land whither republican slaves escape
for the enjoyment of liberty. They had eaten
their breakfast, and were seated in my wagon, be
fore day-dawn this morning.
Fugitive slaves have before taken my house in
their way, but, never any, whose lips and persons
made so forcible an appeal to mv sensibilities, and
kindled in me so much abhorrence of the hell-con
cocted system of American slavery.
The names of the slaves who left me this mor
ning, are John Williams, and John Williams Scott.
Their master is Samuel Ferguson, a planter, who
grows much wheat and com and tobacco, and a
Mttle rice arid cotton, Williams calls himself for
ty-nine years of age. Scott is ignorant of his own
age. He is probably about thirty-five. Scott was
never married. The wife and children of Wil
liams were bought several months ago by a "soul
driver," and taken to Alabama. " I cannot sleep,"
said this poor, broken-hearted husband and lather,
" i keep thinking ot my wile and children, YVil
liams and Scott had both been sold to another
" soul-driver ;" and they fled but the evening be
fore the morning when they were to have com
menced their sad journey to the distant South.
They travelled at night only ; were between two
and three mouths in reaching Binghamton ; and,
in all that time, never spoke to a human being,
with the exception of the kind-hearted man, whom
they wereso happy as to full in with, a few miles
Williams had not been in a house of public wor
ship for fifteen years. Scott was never in one.
Williams had heard of Jesus Christ. Scott never.
Williams had heard the bible read though not
within the last twelve years. The reading of the
words of eternal life never fell on Scott's ear, un
'til last evening. Yesterday, lor the first time,
they ate with white persons. They both have
sound minds ; but their ignorance, and especially
of geography, exceeds all my former conceptions
of the degree of ignorance, to which it is possible
to reduce a slave. They were both born on Mr.
.Ferguson's plantation. Williams had never been
farther from it than to Mr. Bingham's, the owner
and occupant of the next plantation. Two years
ago, Scott accompanied his master s son William
who is a drunken young lawyer, to Baltimore.
This was the extent of his travels, before he broke
from that prison-house of American slavery, of
which the American church is sentinel ! lhey
think Baltimore is some fifty or sixty miles from
their plantation, and INorlalk considerably farther
They had heard of all the principal towns in that
portion ol country ; but they know very little o
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me uisiane.es or Directions oi tnese towns irom
their plantation. There is no large stream near
it. " Uoose Creek runs through it, and is deep
The fugitives exhibited their bare backs to my
self and a number of my neighbors. Williams
back is completely scarred, But, I speak
within bounds, when I say, that one-third to one
half of the whole surface of the back and shoul
ders of poor Scott, consists of scars and wales re
suiting from innumerable gashes. His natural
complexion being yellow, and the callous places
being nearly black, his back and shoulders remind
you of a spotted anima
The beloved abolitionists of Binghamton, after
having literally loaded down the poor slaves with
boots ana shoes and hats and various garments,
sent them. in a wagon to Cortland ville. Here, too,
we have dear brethren, at whose hands the fugi
lives received much kindness. Mr. Peter Hitch
cock, of that place, a true-hearted abolitionist,
brought them, in his own wagon to my house.
lhey. travelled all night, i he goodness ol the
abolitionists at Binghamton and Cortlandville, to
these my. poor mangled and imbruted brothers,
abundantly compensates me for all my pains in
going to. those villages to plead the cause of the
The humane man, whom they saw a little be
low Binghamton, was the first person to inform
them. that there are such, beings in the world as
"abolitionists.." Their amazement at the kind
ness poured out upon them, so lavishly by these
" fanatical " beings is not strange, when we reflect,
that, from their infancy, they had been accustomed
to regard white people as the natural and deadly
enemies of the colored race.. It was a most in
teresting and touching expression of this amaze
ment, when one of the fugitives said to Mr Hitch
cock " What country people are dese Abolition
ists?" The poor, ignorant slaves seemed to take
it for granted, that " abolitionists " are not of the
same stock with the white people of the South.
Simple-hearted and truthful, as these fugitives
appeared to be, you must recollect lhey are slaves
and that the slave, as a general thing, is a liar,
as well as a drunkard and thief. It is possible,
that much of what they told me may be false.
The slave and the slaveholder are alike the vic
tims of the depraving and corrupting power of sla
very. None saw this more clearly, or declared it
more stronrrlv than Thomas Jefforson, If there
be any virtue in a slavehokling community, it is
only because slavery has not yet clone
work there. Your mend,
A Case or Lynching. It is stated in the Sci
rta (Ohio) Tribune, that a man was lynched a
few days since at Guyandette, Virginia. The
charge Was abolitionism; and the punishment
tirring, feathering, and riding on a rail.
Letter of Mr. Birney.
Springfield, Mass. Jan, 4. 1839.
Dear Sir : Since I wrote you on Saturday last,
I have been industriously employed kr lecturing.
I commenced in this place on Sunday evening, in
the Baptist Meeting-house. On Monday I lec
tured in the Town Hall, and last evening in the
Unitarian Meeting-house. No difficulty has ex
isted in obtaining these several places. Last eve
ning I took up, at considerable length, the Colo
nization scheme, and showed, as well as I was
able, the nakedness of its humbuggery.
On arriving at this place, last week, I address
ed a letter to the Rev. Dr. Humphrey, President
of Amherst College, telling him of my wish to
lecture in the village of A. requesting him, if he
had no objection to my doing so, to hand over my
letter to some of the abolitionists there, in order
that an appointment might be made for me on
Tuesday evening. He replid to my letter in the
most amiable and pleasant terms informing me,
that an appointment was made for me, in the Bap
tist Meeting-house, for the time I had mentioned.
On arriving at Amherst, I found that the Congre
gational Meeting-house (the Rev. Mr. Bent's) had
been offered because it was larger than the Bap
tist. 1 lectured at the appointed time. I am to
lecture there again, by appointment, on Sunday eve.
On Wednesday, I lectured by appointment, in
Westfield, ten miles North-West of this in the
Congregational Meeting-house. I am under an
engagement to deliver another lecture there this eve.
I have always had good audiences sometimes
large generally embodying much of the Intelli
gence and Morals of the several places where the
lectures were delivered. 1 have always been
heard with respectful attention and, as it seemed
to me, with remarkable patience, considering the
coldness of the weather, and the difficulty in some
instances of making the houses comfortable. So
far as I can judge from what I have seen and
heard, since I have been in this region, it would
seem, that the great mass of the people are favor
able to the Anti-Slavery movement the malcon
tents being, for the most part, confined to the Col-
Free Discussion in Maine. We learn by the
Advocate of Freedom, published at Brunswick,
Maine, that in consequence of the alarm excited
among the pro-slavery brotherhood of that place.
by the able lectures of I. Codding, the agent of
the State Society, a handbill appeared at almost
every corner of the village, inviting the citizens of
Brunswick and x opsham to assemble, to take into
consideration, the measures at present pursued
by the abolitionists. Four meetings were held.
At the seccond, at which Ex-Gov. Dunlap presid
ed, the vote was against the abolitionists, 163 to
117. At the fourth, after an eloquent speech by
our friend Codding, this vote was triumphantly re
versed, almost the entire audience rising in favor
of Free Discussion. The editor of the Advocate
remarks in refrence to these meetings :
"Our fellow citizens who have endeavored to
arrest the abolition movement by stopping investi
gation, and suppressing free enquiry, have been,
we apprehend, pretty effectually taught the folly,
not to say the wickedness of this course. Their
efforts have served to develope a degree of strength
in the abolition cause here, winch they little
thought to exist, and show them how powerless are
the instruments, how impotent and pitiful the re
sources winch Can be broil glu",tirteaFagain'st the
great principles of truth and righteousness embod
ied in the anti-slavery movement. We thank our
opponents for the impulse they have given to our
cause. From this day it is onward, and there is
no power that can arrest its course. So must it
be ; for it is the cause of humanity and of God."
Ecclesiastical Action against,. Slavf.ev.
We are gratified to find that even Indiana, where
comparatively littlle eliort has been made in benaii
of the sacred cause of Emancipation, the slave is
not forgotten. The following excellent resolution
was adopted at the late Congregational Associa
tion of that state. May other religiovs bodies in
the free states imitate this association. They hold
in their hands the key to the Great Southern
Prison House. They have power to throw open
ts massive doors, and let in the light of Heaven
upon its suffering inmates. How long will they
hesitate to exercise that power on the side of Mer
cy and Justice ?
Resolutions of 'Indiana Congregational Association.
Resolved, That it is the deliberate conviction of
this Association, that slaveholding involves the
combination of all the moral evil that exists among
men. That it is in its nature Hatred of God,
Idolatry, Profanity, Sabbath Breaking, Disobedi
ence to Parents, Murder, Adultery, Stealing, Lying
and Covetousness ; and that, consequently, the!
church is bound to use all Scriptural means to re
move this sin from its borders.
The importance of the Sabbath in education is
thus spoken ol by Mr. Isaac laylor:
"And here 1 cannot avoid a passinsr reference to
the fact, of the very happy influence of a due and
ervent attendance upon religious exercises, public
and private, in bringing the mind home to its rest
ing and to its starting points, and in favoring its
recovery of that clearness and freshness of per
ception, and of that well-poised self-control and
easy appliancy, which are lost in a course of se
vere application. I am prepared to affirm, that to
the studious especially, and whether younger or
older, a Sunday well spent spent in happy exer
cises of the heart, devotional and domestic a
Sunday given to the soul is the best of all means
of refreshment for the mere intellect. A Sunday
so passed is a liquefaction of the entire nature
a dispensive process, dispelling mental cramps and
stagnations, and enabling every single faculty a-
gain to get its due, in the general diffusion of the
How the Pilgrim Fathers served Duelists.
The following account of the first duel fought in
New England, and the second political offence
committed in the Plymouth Colony, we take from
a work entitled "Ihe Mew England Chronology."
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a ne uiue oi me event is June otn, lozi.
"Ihe second offence is the first duel fought in
New England upon a challenge to single combat,
with sword and dagger, between Edward Dotv
and Ediwrd Leister, servants of Mr. Hopkins.
Both being wounded, the one In the hand, the oth
er in the thigh, they are adjudged by the whole
company to have their head nnd feet tied together,
and so to lie for twenty-four hours, without meat
or drink : which in began to be inflicted. But
within an hour, because of their great pains, at
their own and their master's humble request, up.
on promise of better carriage, they are released by
the Governor. ra. Observer,
THE VOICE OF FREEDOM.
MONTPELIER, SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 1839.
Under this imposing caption the Vermont Chron
icle introduces to its readers an extract from a let
ter recently addressed by Professor Emerson, of
Andover, to Dr. Osgood, of Springfield, Ms. The
Professor seems to have adopted the opinion that
the anti-slavery movements of the day are work
ing mischief among the churches, by diverting the
attention of the ministry from their appropriate
work of saving souls. Now Dr. Osgood has been,
to some extent, identified with that class of here
tics who hold that loving our neighbors as our
selves implies a remembrance of those who are in
bonds " as bound with them," and that a faithful
proclamation of truth is the divinely-appointed
means of reclaiming all sorts of sinners, not ex
cepting thousands within the American churches,
whose garments are polluted with the awful accu
mulation of crimes necessarily connected with
slavery. The first part of the Professor's letter
(which the Chronicle omits) speaks of " such ac
tion as that of the anti-slavery societies " as " un
called for and out of place at the north," tending
positively to the " injury of the cause of emanci
pation itself," and " productive of other evils of no
little magnitude." These " other evils," as before
hinted, are said to be, the prevalence of discord
in churches, the curtailment of ministerial useful
ness, the hindrance of revivals, &c. We confess
that the republication of charges of so grave a
character against the anti-slavery enterprise, ac
companied by the endorsement by the Chronicle
of the whole extract containing them, as " timely,"
" appropriate " and " important," is what we were
not expecting. Fortunately, however, this is
question of fact, respecting which the evidences
are too abundant and palpable to be covered up in
a cloud of surmisings. We ask, then, that every
reader bring these charges to ths test of his own
experience and observation. Is it true, that th
anti-slavery agitation in Vermon:, in New Eng
land, in the West Indies, in the Sandwich Islands.
or anywhere, has ' hindered revivals,' or otherwise
injuriously affected the progress of Christianity
Is it true, that the faithful testimony of christians
against robbery, and oppression, and blood-guilti
ness, and every ' abomination that maketh deso
late,' has obscured the light of the churches, im
paired their piety or hindered their usefulness ?
Let the statistics of those associations, conferences
and churches where "such action as that of the
abolition societies " has most abounded, furnish
the answer. Let the pillar of fire loriously
Xisible . in thaajTjjdt.. of .the daynter).bdnr. nf nntij
slavery men in the Sandwich Islands, testify.
Let the glowing flame on God's altar at Lowell
and the signal success of the devoted Scott, bear
witness. We might adduce many examples in
our own state, which should, at least, exhonerate
the anti-slavery cause from the imputations we are
considering. We have known a church, strug.
gling into existence with thirteen members, deep
ly imbued with the spirit of the anti-slavery re
lorm. We have seen the same cnurcn enjoying
a continued revival since its organization, (about
four years) under the ministry of a devoted aboli
tionist. We have seen numbers added to the same
church at every season of its communion. It now
numbers 240 members, every man, woman and
child of whom is an active participator in " such
action as that of the anti-slavery societies."
It is worthy of remark, that the same number
of the Chronicle in which we find this admonitory
letter of Professor Emerson, contains a communi
cation from the Rev, Mr. Spalding, late of the
Sandwich Islands, assigning his " reasons for con
fidence in the present revivals" in those Islands.
Mr. S, states that " the pastors of all the 1,5 church
es are men of prayer and faith devoted to their
work and making sacrifices for Christ" that
" they are harmonious in their views and act in
concert in all their measures for building up
Christ's kingdom." The intelligent reader need
not be told that all the missionaries at the Sand'
wlch Islands are ardent friends of " such action as
that of the abolition societies," The monthly con
cert for the enslaved is regularly observed by them.
Their stirring appeals in behalf of our American
heathen have already been extensively published
in the form of resolutions, and in letters to their
friends in this country.
We cannot close this article more appropriately
than by quoting the following testimony jn support
of anti-slavery action :
6 h not this the fast that I hare chosen? lo loose the
hands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to
let tie oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
7 h if not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou
bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou
seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide
not thyself from thine own flesh?
8 THEN shall thy light break forth as the morning, and
thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteous
ness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be
'9 THEN shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer:
thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take
away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of
the finger, and speaking vanity;
10 And iY thou drw out thy soul to the hungrv. and
satisfy the afflicted soul; TUEfy shall thy light rise in ob
scurity, and thy darkness be as the noon-day.
11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and
satisfy thy soul in drought, and make rat thy bones: and
thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of
water, whose waters fail not,
12 And they that $hall be of thee shall build the old
waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many
generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the
breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in, Is, 58.
Vermont laid on the fable.
During the past year communications were ad
dressed to the Governor of this state from the Ex
ecutives of Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, and Rhode-
Island, covering reports and resolutions of the Le
gislatures of those states, with the usual request
to lay the same before the General Assembly.
The paper from Alabama consists of a lengthy
preamble and resolutions in favor of the annexa
tion of Texas to the United States; -that from
Georgia, a joint report and resolutions, predicated
on the refusal on the part of the Governor of Maine
to deliver up, on the demand of the Governor of
Georgia, two fugitives, named Philbrook and Kel
leran ; and the reports and resolutions from Ohio
and Rhode Island are both in opposition to the
annexation of Texas to the United States. These
papers were severally laid before the legislature
of this state at the last session, and were subse
quently referred to a select joint committee of the
Senate and House of Representatives. To the
same committee were also, referred a large num
ber of petitions relating to Texas, the infringement
of the right of petition by Congress, the abolition
of slavery in the District of Columbia, and the
suppression of the inter-state slave trade. The
committee reported1 a series of resolutions, which;
after undergoing some slight modification, were
adopted by the Senate, and concurred in by the
House almost by acclamation, as follows :
Resolved by the Senate and- House of Represen
tatives, lhat our Senators in Congress be instruc
ted, and our Representatives be requested to use
their utmost efforts to prevent the annexation of
1 exas to the United States, and to procure the
abolition of slavery and the slave trade in the Dis
trict of Columbia and the territories of the United
States, and the slave trade between the severa
States and Territories of the Union.
Resolved, That the adoption, by the House of
Representatives ot the tiniterj estates on the 521st
of December last, of the resolution by which " a
petitions, memorials and papers, touching the ab
olition of slavery, or the buying, selling or trans'
ferring of slaves, in any state, district or territory
oi tfle united states, were "laid upon the table
without being debated, printed, read-or referred,
was a daring infringement of the right of the peo
pie to petition, and a flagrant violation of the con
stitution of the United States : and we do, in the
name of the people of Vermont, protest against the
passage of the same, or any similar resolution by
the present or any future Congress of the United
Resolved, That our Senators in Congress be in
structed, and our Representatives requested to pre
sent the foregoing resolutions to their-) respective
houses, and use their influence to carry the same
Resolved, 1 hat the Governor be requested to
transmit a copy of the foregoing resolutions to the
President of the United States, and to each of our
Senators and Representatives in Congress.
In pursuance of the last resolution, copies were
transmitted to the delegation in Congress from
thiswState. In tlieSWB-Jan. , Mr. Prentiss
presented them, and in doing so, made the usua
motion to print. This gave rise to a warm de
bate, in which Messrs. Prentiss, Calhoun, King
of Ala. and Lumpkin of Ga. participated. The
remarks of the slaveholding Senators, as reported
in the Globe, are quite liberally spiced with me
nace and bluster rone threatening to leave the Sen
ate hall with his friends,' if the motion to print
should prevail another talking largely about
splitting this Union asunder, and all that sort of
thing. The motion to print wa3 lost, Yeas 27
iays v. oo tne sovreign state oi Vermont is
laid on the Senate's table, and the abolition ques
tion is postponed till it comes up again. V e
will publish the debate next week.
Patriots of 1776.
The following letter of encouragement comes
from a veteran of the Revolution. The hand
writing reminds us of John Hancock firm and
bold. It comes from Jamaica, the birth-place
of Vermont abolitionism. It is a cheering omen
to our cause that hundreds of such men are found
in its ranks, eager to bear their part in the more
glorious revolution now in progress
' not in strife
Like that our sterner fathers saw,"
but with weapons burnished and bright from
Heaven's armory. Yesterday we had the pleas
ure of placing on our list the name of another
revolutionary veteran Thomas Tolman, Esq. of
Hard wick a name highly honored in . the early
annals of our State, and a firm friend of the anti-
Dear Sir I feel rejoiced that you have under
taken to publish a paper whose object is to be, to
plead the cause ol the oppressed and down-trodden
poor slave. I was one who went forth to the field
of battle in the revolutionary war against the op
pression oi urnain ; ana it nas grieved me to
think, that after we had broken off the British
yoke, we should put a worse voke unon the npeks
of our own people, yes, on the necks of some of
those who fought and bled to save the country
from oppression. I have hated oppression from
that day to this. It does appear so odious and in
consistent for us to boast of our country's freedom,
and set apart days to celebrate our national inde
pendence, while our own feet are on the necks ol
2,500,000 slaves, that I feel ashamed of my coun
try when I hear such boasting and celebrations of
Mow Ur.. 1 wish vou uod speed in your un
dertaking, and to aid you in your work you may
send three papers, &c.
Yours with much aiiection,
Jamaica, Jan. 12, 1839.
' AntitSlavery Lecturer.' This is the title
f a new monthly paper, published at Utica, by
the New-York State Anti-Slavery Society. Wm.
Goodell, Editor. Price, single copy, 25 cents
40 copies for S 100 copies for $10, ,
We trust that abolitionists throughout the state
will see the importance of reporting themselves at
our coming state meeting at Middlebuiy. Every
local society should be represented, if possible.
We would suggest that meetings be called at least
three weeks preceding the state anniversary. Let
delegates be chosen who will be willing to make a
sacrifice, if necessary, to attend. We wantnwre
men lor such . occasions those who always an
swer at the roll-call.
The matter of funds must not be longer over
looked. Prompt measures should be taken to se
cure subscriptions in those places where nothing,.
or next to nothing has been done since the last
meeting. The money may be forwarded to B. F..
Haskell, who will be in attendance at Middlebury
on the 20th, 21st and 22d February. DeprivedK
at present, of the services f a General Agent, oar
friends, individually, it is h(KVI, will act, and actt
Liberia. The following paragraph is from the
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vancement ot the colony, is the suppressjSn of the
slave trade in our vicinity. This trade has been
gradually acquiring strength for the last four
years.. Its ravages have been more fearful, and.
the vessels engaged it it more numerous, than at
ANY EORMJJR PERIOD OF THE COLONY'S HISTORY- An
eiterm.inntinrr war has rnrrprl nvpr nn pvtpnt nf fif-
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ty miles around us ; nearly all communication with
the interior has been cut off; lands have remained
uniilled i every article of food has advanced 2Q0
per cent, in price, and horror and confusion have
raged on every, side."
M.nnrv TU. 1 C .U HT:,I
uiesex Aiiii-5iavery oocieiy was noiuen at me
.11 A . Ol C1 I..11... . .1
rk,k ; ti, tr.-n t i r, ti
as Stowell, presiding. An address was delivered
l ni t u tt:ii j r ::. J
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a e t
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ci Dies oi our cause, conaemnatorv 01 Ainerion s
n-n rr jirrrinrY tlio nonpQQitir nf rliccprm'nnfinrr 1 i nrV, t
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11c patronage, ine oincers lor me year ensuing
. t . rr . d..m . . c v rvn: t
emiah Leland, Vice Presidents ; S. II. Stowell,
Secretary ; Holden Putnam, J. S. Ladd, Ashley
Blodget, Hubbard Hill and Stephen Herrick, Man
We have been kindly furnished with the speech
es of Alvan Stewart, Esq. before the Joint Com
mittee of the Legislature, as reported forthe
Friend of Man. The first wjlJ appear in our next.
rrL LJ-Hf 1 e .1 . ir
ine nuner-now usea ior me voice is not so
strong as 11 snouiu De. v e snau soon nave paper
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of firmer texture.
For The Voice of Freedom.
A beautiful summer morning the sun in his splendor
is dissipating with his brightening beams, the dews of
night the trees are clothed in their freshest green, and all
nature in her most luxuriant foliage. Man hastening to his
daily ton, remembers that he is to eat bread by the sweat
lure nas so aaunaaniiy provided ior nis entertainment in
the charms of her beauteous scenes, and in the cheering
nnm ef (hi tonunts nf ht.r rural rtrnvaa k a ia .ntani
cheerful and happy. He may eat his scanty meal, while
' " -. fa ' V ' M WHIVI1WUI
seated on the barren heath with the canonv of heaven for
the curtains of his dining hail, yet the hlcised thought of
1:1 ... .1 : . . : . 1 . 1 l. : . 1. . .
j , - t , - .' o ' - j 3
mmt nf bis life. nnH nrpnnr., him fnv swoat reel at niakt
when the business of the day is passed.
" 1 1 1 - - r y- ' ft 1
iiut, to the poor slave, the light of the most beauteous
morning, out reneois me oarKness 01 nis conauion. ins
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1 j - . -
It. .A 4ka nk nnA nvnea 1 I , .' . k.' .1 1 -,i
srvitiiflA. There is to him onlv the inaensihilitv nf tomn-
tUC II.IU IVUMi BI1U UIU9G ICnilVIGS V. 111 UCK1.UCU
rance, in view of the smiles of nature; or the dark an
guish of despair is awakened in his bosom, when these
taunt him with their attractions, and he remembers that ha
i slave. S.
For The Voice of Freedom,
Some of the beanties of the "Patriarchal In
stitution of the South."
.in. i v r r . . ill. uucBLiuii ib t. i.ii iii.ni i . bbkcu. t.
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From the Meadville, (Pa.) Statesman.
A TOUCHING INCIDENT,
"Man's inhumanity to man
Makes countless numbers mourn."
Mr. Editor. The fallowing: extract from a letter writ
ten from a young man, pf (his village to his friend, is a
graphic description of a slave scene very common in the
South true the matter may be incendiary, and he, whose
heart shall throb at its reading may be a fanatic, and the
publisher may deserre lynching; yet if you will risk the
consequences of an insertion, at least one of your subscri
bers will be gratified:
"After I had got on the Ohio river, many things there
were, which might have rendered my journey pleasant,
had it not been for some others, and one in particular
which I shall relate, and which cast a gloom over the
whole of my journey. A few miles below Wheeling (qn
the river side,) a signal was made to stop for passengers:
we did so, and it proved to he a. negro driver with ten or a
dozen slaves, each one chained to his fellow. The
river informed the captain that a few miles below he had
forty or fifty more men, women and children, that he wish
ed to take on board. We arrived at the nlace. about ten
clock., I . III.
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boat, and in an hour returned with the negroes,
.nA Ih.t t,.l I ... I 1 l 1 1 . l ... A n . .
were severed lorever. hrnlhnm ana sisters, parentis
uiun. wivch nnii. niunanna u'nm nura lu tin, i.iu luce
night, no house near, large weeping willows overhung w
bank, underneath which the .group were gathered, anl
seemed in silence, to weep -over the miseries of man j
nothing could be heard save the howling of the wind, thl
splash of the waves as they broke upon the shore, mingledS
with the lamentation of despair; the moon that an hour be- t
fore had shone forth wjth all her wonted loveliness now
: i i i. r i l : i i ... 3 I,,
veiieu iioi ivco inr uciiiiiu a juweruig cioua, ana an nature
seemed to sympathize with the scene. Among the num
ber that com nosed the croun. I dirnvrH tven whmo
n " j. j .... . .. i ... , .iivii ... 1 1 1 1 II J i) wdib mucvu
big with sorrow, The woman I should judge to be about
20, the man, (her husband,) about 25 years of age, both
were nearly white, eouH read well, looked intelligent,