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THE YOICE OF FREEDOM.
and I learned were professors of religion. She had an in
fant at her breast; he was to go she to remain. I was so
near them that I could hear their parting words, 'Oh,'
said she, 'Tom, we cannot part, you must not leave me.'
'My girl,' replied he, 'we must part, there is no hope for
us.' 'Well, if we must, we must,' paid she, 'but here
Tom, (taking a small bible from hex bosom) here is my bi
ble, take it, and give me yours, and we will keep them as
remembrances, they will ever remind us of each other, and
of that heaven where we shall again be united.' All were
now on board, except thismanjhe stood with one foot on the
plank , the other upon shore.and she hung around his neck
his master ran out of the vessel in a rage, seized him by
the throSt tore them asunder, and pushed him into the
boat; she shrieked, fainted upon the beachj he tore hi&hair
and beat his breast in the wildest paroxysm of despair, me
boat was moved, and amidst the howling of wind, the
splash of the wheels and torrents of rain, were neara me
roans and lamentations of the Dartv on board answered
by those on shore. These scenes closed; but never by me
Had I possessed at the moment, the whole earth, I would
i. e i ii - i.o restored those unhanDV slaves
nave ueciy given hii tu a '
to each other's arms."
The above is but a specimen of that horrible system of
cruelties, outrage and blood, which is tolerated in this land
of boasted freedom and equal rights. How long the sword
pf justice will remain sheathed in the scabbard of mercy,
and an insulted God bear the oppressors of the South
and his apologist of the fTth, it is impossible to determine,
but certain I am, that nofuiwt but repentance and reforma
tion will save this guilty nation from impending ruin.
Northfield, January 7th, 1839.
For The Voice of Freedom.
A meeting of the friends of the immediate emancipation
of that portion of God's creatures who are held in abject
and cruel bondage by their fellow beings, was holden in
this village last evening, and after listening to a cogent and
interesting address upon the subject of American Slavery,
from Rev. G. Beckley, proceeded to organize an anti-slavery
society to be known and recognized as "The Barnard
Anti-Slavery Society ,auxiliary to the Windsor County Anti-Slavery
Society. ' '
The following gentlemen were chesen a delegation to
attend the next anniversary of the Vermont Anti-Slavery
society to be holden at Middlebury on the 20th and 21st of
february next, llev, L. Twitcheix, Rev. T. Gordon,
and Rev. E. Wellington,
Over sixty signatures were obtained to the constitution,
and the following officers were duly elected as a Board of
Managers to conduct the affairs of said society:
Rev. Z. Twitchell, President; A. Howe, Esq.,
Vice President; Rev. E. Wellington, Secretary; Dr.
A. Burbank, Treasurer; Rev. E. Spear, R. Rich
mond, Esq., H. French, Counsellors.
Per order, E. WELLINGTON, Secretary.
Barnard, Vt. Jan'y 14, 1839.
At a special meeting of the Executive Committee of the
Vermont Anti-Slavery Society, holden at Middlebury Dec.
26, 1838, it was
Resolved unanimously, That it be recommended to all
friends of liberty within the State, to take efficient and im
mediate measures to secure and forward to our Represen
tatives in Congress a decided remonstrance against
the gag-resolutions on the subject of petitions, introduced
into the House by Charles G Atherton of NewrJIarapshire,
and adopted on the 11th and 12th inst.
A committee were also appointed to prepare and publish
a form of the remonstrance.
In behalf of the Executive Committee,
J. A. ALLEN, Secretary.
Middlebury, Dec. 31, 1838.
To the House of Representatives of the United States
now in session:
Your memorialists, inhabitants of County,
Vermont, have witnessed with alarm the passage, in your
Honorable body, of the following resolutions, to wit:
''Resolved, That this government is a government of
limited powers; and that, by the constitution of the United
States, congress has no jurisdiction whatever over the in
stitution of slavery in the several states ot the confederacy.
. Resolved, That petitions for the abolition of slavery in
the District of Columbijj and the territories of the United
States, and against 'he removal of slaves from one state to
another, are a par -.1 a plan of operations set on foot to
affect the institution of slavery in the several states, and
thus indirectly to destroy that institution within their limits.
Resolved, That congress has no right to do that indi
rectly which it cannot do directly; and that the agitation of
the subject of Slavery in the District, of Columbia, or the
territories, as a means and with the iew, of disturbing or
overthrowing that institution in the several states, is a
gainst the true spirit and meaning of the constitution, an
infringement of the rights of the states affected, and a
breach of the public faith upqn which they entered into
Resolved, That the constitution rests upon the broad
principle of equality among the members of this confeder
acy, and that congress in the exercise of its acknowledged
powers, has no right to discriminate between the institu
tions of one portion of the states and another, with the
view of abolishing the one and promoting the other.
Resolved, therefore, That all attempts on the part pf
congress to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia, or
the territories, or to prohibit the removal of slaves from
state to state, or to discriminate between the institutions of
one portion of the confederacy and another, with the views
aforesaid, are in violation of the constitution, destructive
of the fundamental principles on which the union of these
states rests, and beyond the jurisdiction of congress; and
that every petition, memorial, resolution, proposition, or
paper touching or relating in any way or to any extent
whatever, to slavery as aforesaid, or the abolition thereof,
shall, on the presentation thereof, without any further ac
tion thereon, be laid upon the table without being debated,
printed or referred."
Your memorialists, in the exercise of their undoubted
and unsurrendered rights as citizens of the United States,
respectfully, yet firmly and earnestly remonstrate against
the adoption of the foregoing resolutions and the action of
the House upon the principles and the rule therein laid
down and prescribed, and for the following reasons:
First, Because the reasons set forth in said resolutions
are unsound and untenable, and afford no just ground for
denying to the petitions mentioned in said resolutions the
same formalities and consideration given to petitions on oth
1. Because to grant the prayer of the petitions would
not be an assumption of any jurisdiction not expressly
granted to Congress in the Constitution of the United
2. Because, even if it be admitted thaflhe motives"
which govern petitioners in asking for a redress of griev
ances, be bad, that does not prove that the grievances com
plained of do not exist and may not rightfully be remedied,
and can, of course, afford no just ground for refusing to
grant the prayer of the petitions, much less for refusing to
consider and answer them. The ulterior object of the
petitioners may be unconstitutional, and it may not be in
the power of Congress to effect it; and yet the prayer of
the petitioners, on subjects incidental to that object, be
8. Because the prayer of the petitions may be granted
without "any view of disturbing or overthrowing" sla
very "in the several states," but simply as an act of long
denied justice to the oppressed, and as a means of vindi
cating the nation from the just but dishonoring reproach of
being false to its own principles and its own honor.
4. Because the great object of the Constitution of
the United States, being to "secure the blessings
of liberty fo" .' the people of the United States"
and their "posterity," and no provision having been
incorporated into it by which Congress is bound to
legislate to sustain, extend or perpetuate the existence of
domestic slavery in the State?, Territories or District of
Columbia, Congress is sacredly bound by a proper regard
to the spirit of that instruir.eiit, to exercise all the powers
therein granted them for he extension and perpetuation of
free principles and free institutions in the land, and above
all, for securing liberty to every hurnan being within the
limits of their jurisdiction: and
Because, if it be admitted (which your memorialists do
not grant) that "Congress has no right to discriminate be
tween the institutions of one portion of the states & another,
with a view of abolishing the one and promoting the oth
er, Congress, by permitting the existence of slavery in
the territories under its jurisdiction, and bv expressly es
tablishing by its enactments slavery in the' District of Co
lumbia, and permitting the slave-trade to exist there, in all
its unmitigated atrocitv. thus promoting, in a fearful man
ner, slavery and its concomitants, haa given, and does now
ffive. a ureference to slavery over free institutions, and has
thus been guilty of the violation of the Constitution set
forth in the resolutions ot your oociy.
Second. Bocause the resolutions purport to give rea
sons for not granting the prayer of the petitioners, without
that consideration, either by th,e House or Ha appropriate
committee, of the subject matter of the petitions, and with
out permitting that discussion of their merits, which are es
sential to the proper enjoyment and exigence of the
the right of petition so solemnly guaranteed to the people
by the Constitution; thus making that right to depend upon
the "foregone conclusion of a majority of your body, and
as effectually denying to a large portion of the American
people all benefit from their petitions, as if they were not
permitted a silent passage to the table of your speaker,
Third, Because, even if the reasons sot forth in those
resolutions were sufficient to justify the rejection, without a
hearing , of petitions "for the abolition of slavery in the
District of Columbia and the Territories of the United
states, and against the removal of slaves from one
state to another," they do not furnish reasons for thus
treating many other petitions 'relating to slavery,
which have and may come bofere your Honorable body;
thus causing many petitions to be denied a hearing, without
any reason whatever being assigned for such a course.
For these, among other reasons, your memorialists not
only remonstrate against the passage of said resolutions,
but respectfully ask your Honorable body to rescind the
same, and thus restore to the right of petition its vitality,
and to the Constitution its power and supremacy.
Letters from AVashington.
Washington, Jan'y 7th, 1839.
Ere loner, Congress will have to make an ap-
propriation for the construction of a huge table,
whereon to lay the enormous loads ot abolition
papers -arriving daily. They reach us, not by
hundreds, but by thousands, and still
"They come, they come."
This morning the hall of the House presented
the appearance of an immense paper warehouse;
nearly every member having a pile of petitions up
on his desk, The House may refuse to hear them
read, but the time alone occupied in their presen
tation, will give no mean idea of the amount of
that public ieeling which has been invoked by the
Demon of Gag Law. Our political tyrants may
as well pass resolutions to prevent the rising of
the sun, as to attempt to check the expression of
public sentiment on their disgraceful proceedings.
Even the proposition to recede this district to
the old States, and thus compromise the present
difficulties, was voted down. I hey are determin
ed to bind the whole subject of abolition, hand and
foot until, like Sampson of old, it shall burst a-
sunder its fetters and slay them "hip and thigh."
Mr. JJromgoole has appointed himselt to the of
fice of "Gag Law General," whose duty it is to
make all the motions for laving obiectionable me
morials on the table. Posterity will pay him his
fees of office.
The whole day being occupied by the presen
tation of petitions, Mr Wise had no opportunity
of renewing his resolution relative to the impeach
ment ot the Secretary. But an opportunity will
arrive when, notwithstanding- all the feverish anx
iety of the party in power to stifle debate, the light
which is beginning to be shed on dark trnnsac-
tions, long hidden from the public eye, will blaze
forth as the noon-day sun. The country is be
ginning to understand the tricks of the admtnis
tration; but, in the words of Mr. Menifee, it may
as well at once, with arms crossed and heart re
signed, come up to that bar where the American
people will pass on its deeds, and award due rec
ompense. That people would embfeily the ini
quities of ten long years, and placing them on the
heads of the victims, would stretch the sacnnciai
knife, and calling on Heaven, would moke one
eqpiatory offering to the God of Liberty.
Jan. 9th, 1S3S.
An important and exciting debate sprung up
upon motion to print certain resolutions adopted by
the Legislature of Vermont, touching the subject
of Slavery and the abolition of Slavery. Mr.
Prentiss of Vermont presented the resolutions.
They embodied sentiments strongly hostile to the
system of Slavery, and favorable to the Abolition
of Slavery in the District of Columbia.
Mr. Prentiss, in presenting them, made the cus
tomary motion to print.
Mr. Foster of Tenn. objected.
Mr. Calhoun spoke in a very excited manner in
regard to the resolutions from Vermont. He was
not only opposed to printing, but considered the
resolutions as dangerous and destructive to the
Union of the States, The course of the Aboli
tionists he considered destructive of the best in
terests of the States, and, if persisted in, would
forthwith lead to the dissolution of the Union.
Mr. King of Ala. spoke in a manner still more
excited, and said if the matter embodied' in the
resolutions were discussed and considered, he and
his friends would leave the hall, and the Union
would be dissolved.
Mr. Lumpkin of Geo. was surprised that the
motion to print should be persisted in, and moved
that the motion to print be laid on the table.
Mr Prentiss said he asked for the printing as
an act of courtesy tq the State that he represent
ed, and he was surprised that the motion should he
The Yeas and Nays were demanded, and the
motion to print was rejected Yeas 27, Nays 9.
From the Pennsylvania Freeman.
Movements in Congress.
"No peace to the wicked."
In the House of Representatives, on the 7th
inst. a vast number of anti-slavery memorials were
presented from the states of Ohio, Indiana, Mas
sachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut and
New-York, together with the following from slave
The memorial of Joseph L. Smith and others,
citizens of Frederick and Carroll counties, of Ma
ryland, praying for the recognition of the indepen
dence of Hayti, and the establishment of the cus
tomary political and commercial relations between
the United States and Hayti: referred to the Com
mittee on Foreign Relations. The memorial of
John Chambers and others, citizens of Virginia
and Maryland, praying for the recognition of the
republic of Hayti as an jndependant nation, and
for the establishment of political and commercial
relations with that republic : referred to the Com
mittee on Foreign Relations.
Wnen the state of Virginia was called upon for
petitions, Mr. Wise said he was about to present
a petition of rather unique character. It had
been forwarded to him, and was addressed to the
House of Representatives. It came from one wo
man and one. man. He cquld not say whether or
not they were joined together. Their names
were J. S. White and Louisa Grosvenor of Calais,
in the state of Maine. There was a seal upon
the paper also of a singular character. Stamped
upon the Wax was representation of a shrnf of
wheat sitting, on the end in a wheat field. The
inscription theieon was, "you deserve a thrash
ing." Mr. W( then went on to say that he could
not tell whether it was himself or others who were
designated as deserveng "the thrashing." Be that
as it might, the prayer of the petition was that the
House would rescind, its standing resolution by
which all abolition papers are lajd upon the table.
Mr. W. then moved, in, substance, that the pe
tition be referred to a Committee of the whole on
the state of the Union, with instructions to, report
a resolution rescinding the "Atherton resolutions,"
and more especially that portion of them by which
Abolition papers are laid upon the table on pre
sentation ; that the memorials already received by
the House and laid on the table, be taken from the
files of the House and returned to the petitioners,
and that in future all Abolition memorials, of what
ever character, be not received by this House.
Mr, Drotngeole moved to lay the whole subject
on the table ; but,
Mr. Wise intimating a desire to address the
House on the subject, the motion to lay on the ta
ble was withdrawn,
The Speaker decided, however, that debate
arising, the resolution would lie over one day un
der the rules. It lies over accordingly.
Mr. Curtis of New-York presented a memorial
from 205 citizens and voters of the city of New
York, praying for a repeal of four resolutions a
dopted by the House of Representatives on the
12th of December last, on motion of Mr. Atherton
of New-Hampshire, in respect to memorials and
petitions relating to slayery. . Mr C. said he was
personally acquainted with many of the persons
whose names appear on this memorial. They
were of the most intelligent, substantial, and wor
thy citizens of New York. Among them he rec
ognized tho name of WILLIAM CULLEN
BRYANT, a gentleman whose fame as an au
thor, and whose learning, and ability as a political
writer, are familiar to the House anil the country.
Mr. Bryant, as editor of one of the leading jour
nals of the country, (the New-York Evening
Post,) occupies a position of much power and in
fiuenes over the public mind.
Mr. C. was here called to order by Mr, Morgan
of Virginia; but, upon the declaration of Mr. C.
that he would not occupy the time of the House
further than to state the contents of the petition,
which he had a right to do, under the rule, the
Speaker said Mr. C. was in order, and he pro
ceeded to say
That the petitions denounced the resolutions of
the 12th of December as false in principle, anti
republican in its character, utterly subversive of
all that is precious in the sacred right of petition,
alarming as a precedent, especially to be reproba
ted for the unfounded imputation which the resolu
tions cast upon the signers of abolition memorials,
in ascribing to them a design to "overthrow an in
stitution af the several States," and, above all,
said Mr. Curtis, these memorialists complain of
the resolutions because they were passed under the
spur pf the previous question, and without con
sideration, time for consideration, discussion, or
debate. Mr. Curtis moved the reference of the
petition of Mr. Bryant and others, to the Commit
tee of the Whole on the state of the Union.
It is in the highest degree honorable to William
C. Bryant, that he has had the rare moral courage
and manliness to stand out against the policy of
his political party on this question. May his no
ble example be imitated by the high-minded and
npnorht of the Democratic party, in all sections of
Hon. Caleb Cushing of Massachusetts, one
of the ablest men on the floor of Congress, has
made an important movement.
He presented the memorial of Peter Sanborn
and others, of Reading, in the State of Massachu
setts, praying the House to Tescind the resolution
of the 12th of December last, and moved that
said memorial, together with the resolves of the
State of Massachusetts, on the right of petition
and debate, presented to the House on the 2Sth of
May last, and not finally acted on by the House,
be referred to the committee of the whole on the
state of the Union, with instructions to consider
the expediency of adopting a series of resolu
tions of which the following is the most impor
tant: Resolved, therefore, That all that part of a cer
tain resolution of the House of Representatives,
adopted on the 12th day of December last, which
provides that "every petition, memorial, resolution,
proposition, or paper,"of a prescribed class, "shall,
on the presentation thereof, without any further
action thereon be laid on the table, without being
debated, printed, or referred," is a violation of the
rights of the States, whose official communication
of said class it excludes from due and proper corir
sideration; a violation of the right of petition in
herent in the people ot the United states, which
it'cancels and abridges, and a violence of the priv
ilege of speech and of debate, rightfully apper
taining to the members of this House which it
forecloses; and therefore that so much of said res
olution be, and the same is hereby declared to be
unconstitutional, and utterly void, and of null ef
fect. fMr. C. having indicated a wish to debate this
resolution, it lies over for one daf under the rules.
Among other memorials presented by Mr. Ad
ams was the following:
This memorial showeth: lhat whereas sundry
evil-minded and ignorant persons have petitioned
Congress for a recognition of the independence of
Hayti, otherwise called bt. Domingo, a black re
public; and, whereas, should such recognition take
place, a black negro embassador must necessarily
take up his residence at the seat of Government,
to the great scandal of slaveholders, and the eter
nal disgrace of the Anglo-Saxon blood; and where
as a President (a "Northern man with Southern
principles") could not maintain amicable rela
tions with such a functionary; and, whereas un
less the President interposed his authority, such
functionary would nqt be permitted to mix in good
society, or receive the usual civilities paid to oth
er public characters; and, whereas such treatment
would necessarily give otlence to the Government
qf which he is the accredited, representative, there
by leading to his recal, and in all probability to a
war between the two countries: lor these, and va
rious oilier reasons unnecessary to mention, your
memorialists humbly pray that your honorable
body would enact a law prohibiting any foreign
nation from sending to our own any man who is
not a full-bloode4 Anglo-Saxon ! man, and can
trace his lineage back to Japhet, without any taint,
mixture, stain, or blemish from the accursed race
of Ham, from whom the inhabitants of Africa are
descendants. And they further pray that an act
may be passed prohibiting any one from holding
any civil or military office in the United States who
hall have the least mixture of African blood in
his veins. And, to carry this law into more com
plete effect, yoiir memorialists pray that there mav
be a standing committee of the House appointed,
called " 1 he Lommittte oj Lolors," o.r " I he White
washing Committee," whose duty it shull be to
examine in,tQ the pedigree of every member
of Congress, and every man appointed to, public
office, especially in the slaveholding states; and
whenever,, "in any case, any taint pf African blood
be discovered, such member shall instantly be ex
pelled from office, and his place filletl with a. pure
Anglo-Saxon American. And your memorialists
further pray that the notoriously false assertion
contained in the Declaration of Independence,
viz. that "all men are created free and equal,"
I if it .11
oe erasea iroin mat document, and burnt ay tne
hands -of the common hangman.
And your memorialists will ever pray.
Signed by 46.
The steam-ship Royal William brings London dates to
Lord Dumam landed at Plymouth on the 30th of No
vember and on the next day addresses were presented to
him from tho inhabitants of that place-and Stouehouse, in
the town-hall. It is observed that SirVms Molesworth
- one of the ablest and most influen tial reformers stood
with Lord Durham and his party on the platform, when
the address was delivered.
The addresses declared their approbation of his govern
ment in Canada. In his answer, Lord Durham declared
his purpose to make in Parliament "a representation of
facts wholly unknown in England, and disclosures of
which Parliament and jhe people have no conception;
and that he should then "fearlessly demand from the Leg'
islature that justice which neither they nor the people
would ever deny to a pubjic servant who had faithfully and
honestly discharged the duties assigned to him.
He also avowed himself an unchanged and unchangea
The Mormons. The latest advices from Missouri,
state that about thirty of the Mormons have been examin
ed at the Court in Richmond, and have been discharged.
About thirty more are still in custody, on charges of arson,
burglary, robbery, larcenary, &c.
From all accounts which we have received, relative to
this band of deluded men, we are convinced that the Mor
mons, so far as they are connected with the late disturban
ces in Missouri, have been "more, sinned against than sin
ning." They have been insulted and outraged by the in
habitants of the towns adjoining them, and by acts of
scorn and abuse, which has no counterpart in the history
of our country they have been roused to desperation, and
provoked to retaliate on their oppressors. If the historv
of the Mormon war could be truly told, we should hear a
tale of wrongs inflicted on these deluded people, which
should make a Christian blush to hear. But the Mormons
have no newspapers established among them to circulate
through the land, and counteract the false impressions
which have been made on the minds of the public. The
papers from which we glean all the intelligence we have,
respecting the late disturbances in Missouri, are evidently
strongly imbued with prejudice and hatred against this fa
natical sect, and consequently the Mormons can expect
nothing like justice at their hands. Mer. Journal.
Chief Justice Parker, of N. II. has decided that a pay
ment of any kind made in the bills of any bank after it
has failed, though the fact of its failure may not he known
at the time to cither of the parties, is not vqlid in law.
The decision is on the ground that tho receiver af the bills
did not receive what he agreed tp take, namely, money or
its legal representative, w hich the bills failed to be on the
failure of tho bank.
Gov. Berkley delivered an address before the Temper
ance hociety of luscaloosa, on the 30th September, in
which he stated that, in the course of his life he had been
employed in some 50 or 60 capital cases, every one of
which, as he then recollected, was connected with intem
perance. The Newburyport Herald stales confidently that a paper
is ahout to be started in New York, on the strength of a
heavy Carolina fund raised for the purpose, to advocate
Southern interests and the elevation of John C. Cal
HOUWk to the Presidency.
Slaver. Captured. The British brig Wanderer ar?
rived at Nassau, N. P. recently, with the Portuguese brig
Scorpion, having 230 Africans on board.
"The Boston Atlas states, on the authority of a passenger
in the brig Mary Paulina, from the Western coast of Afri
ca, that Mrs. Maclean -better known as Miss Landon
who married the newlv appointed Governor of Cape Coast
Castle, died there, soon after her arrival, from the effect of
Great Yield of Baden Corn. A correspondent
of the Cleaveland Herald, writing under date of the 21st
ult. mentions that Mr. Erttin.of the town of Euclid, rais
ed Baden Corn, the last season, on a small parcel of
ground, between two and three perches, 'and that the pro
duct was at the rate of two hundred and eighteen bushels
of shelled corn to the acre. A Mr. Crosbv of the same
neighborhood, also raised about the same quantity of
Baden Corn, and with like Biici-ess. the corn was planted
in squares, three in a hill, and three and a half feet apart
Miss Sarah E. Norton, of Edgarton, N. Y. while adjust
ing her dress before the mirrior, a few days since, fell and
immediately expired. She was to have been married the
Oswego Butter. Col. Meacham, of mammoth cheese
celebrity, is again in the field with seme of the produc
tions of his extensive dairy; He is now exhibiting a pyr
amid of hutter, weighing upward of 1200 pounds. He
has forwarded another pvramid, weighing over 1400
pounds, to Washington to receive the critical judgment of
the representatives of the nation. We hope that ne may
get as good a pripe for it as he he djd on a previous occa
sion for a like specimen, sent to the capital 50 cents a
pound. JV. Ii. Spectator.
The Baltimore American mentions that the Senate of
Maryland adjourned on lhursday last to Monday next, in
consequence of the indisposition qf several of the memr
bers from colds, &c,
Counterfeit two dollar bills of the Wolfliorough Bank,
t Wolfborough, N- H. are in circulation. They are dated
Aug. 20, 1838, letter A. No. 821, T. E. Sawyer, Cashier,
and Daniel Pic'iering, President. They are clumsily exe
Calais Anti-Slavery Society,
The annual meeting of the Calais Anti-Slavery Society
will be holden at the Inn of John Walbridge, East Calais, on
Thursday, Jan. 24, at one o'clock, P. M. An address
may be expected from Col. J. P. Miller. A full attendance
is respectfully solicited.
By order of the Executive Committee,
JOHN WALBRIDGE, Sey.
Calais, Jan. 10, 1839.
Rev, G. Beckleit, agent of the Vermont Anti-Slavery
Society, proposes to deliver lectures as follows, and request
the friends of the cause in their several towns to see that
seasonable notices are circulated, and all necessary arrange-:
merits are made :
At East Bethel,
" East Barnard,
' Barnard Village,
! South Woodstock,
" West Windsor,
" Weathersfield Corners,
" Norwich, (North Parish)
" Thetford, (Union Village)
" Thetford, (Centre)
" Thetford, (Post Mills)
" Barre Lower,
" Burre South,
I' ' 10
The third annual meeting of the Washington County
Anti-Slavery Society will be holden at the Free Church, in
Montpelier, on Wednesday, Feb,. 6,. 1839.. The meeting
will be one of great importance, and it is hoped art unusual
effort will he made by our friends throughout the County
to secure a general attendance". A number of addressee.
in,ay be expected. On behalf of the. Ex. Committee,
C. L. &NAPP,, .
The fifth Anniversary of the Vermont Anti-Slavery So-,
cieiy, by divine permission, will be holden at Middlebury,
on the 20th, 21st and probably 2id of February next. A
preliminary disourse will be given on the preceding even
ing, Tuesday the 19th, by the Rev. ti. Scott of Lowell,
Mass. Business meeting of the Society will Commence on
the first day of the session, at 9 o'clock, A. M,
All Anti-Slavery Societies, or associations, in the State,
are requested to send one or more delegates, ach delegate,
on his arrival in town, will please to leave his name at the,
Vermont Hotel, in a book provided for the purpose, in or
der that business may he expedited, and that the committee)
of arrangements may be enabled, so far as possible, to pro
vide among the inhabitants, places of entertainment free o(
expense, for those from abroad.
A general invitation is extended to all friends of the causey
and all persons who are willing to hear the subject candid
ly and ably discussed, are invited to attend. A considera
ble number of gentlemen of eminence, in this and other bet
nevolcnt objects, will, it is expected, be present, and par
ticipate in the deliberations on the important and interest
By direction of tho Executive Commitiee of the Vermont
Anti-Slavery Society. J. A. ALLEN, Secretary.
Middlebury, Dec. 18th, 1838.
Note. Editors in the State are requested to insert the
Reported for the Boston Patriot & Daily Advertiser.
Monday, December 31, 1838.
At market 450 Beef Cattle, (including 75 unsold last
week,) 100 Stores, 2000 Sheep and 10.0 Swine. All tha
Swine reported last week. About 10 Ijeef CVtlb unsold.
Prices. Beef Cattle. Last week's prices for most of
the qualities were not supported. We quote first quality
7 25 a 7 50 ; second quality 6 50 a 7 00 ; third quality
5 25 a 6 50.
Sheep. Dull. We notice a sale of lots at 2 60, 2 75,
2 88, 3 00, 3 25, and 3 33.
Swine. No lots were sold to peddle, and there appear
ed to be no demand for lots. A few were retailed at from
6 to 8 cts.
In Warren, Joseph W. Thompson, Esq., to Miss Janet
Arvilla Ralph. In Woodstock, Josiah S Paige, to Lucin.-.
da Sleeper, both of Hartford. Alfred Foss to Sqphronia.
In Weathersfield, aged about 65, Rev. James Converse,
Pastor of the Congregational church, vvjiir.h office he had
sustained for thirty-seven years.
In New-Haven, Calvin Hyde, aged 60. In Ilubba.rd
lon, Burr Bradley, aged 26.
For the Deaf and Dumb, and Blind,
fHHE undersigned, appointed by the Legislature of Ver
JL mont to superintend all matters and tilings relating to
the care and education of the Deaf and Dumb, and Blind,
of this State, hereby give notice, that they will hold a meet
ing at Chase's coffee-House, in Brattleboro', on the 7th
of February, 1839 at 10 o'clock, A. M. for the purpose of
acting on applications in behalf of the unfortunate youth,
above denominated, who may need the benificence of the
State for their relief.
ALBERT G. WHITTEMORE
Windsor, Jan. 1st 1839.
- of the Deaf ft
Dumb & Blind.
m ii superior quality, ana extra sized j aldroms, uit;
able to set in Arches, for Bale by the Brandon Iron
Co., at the Foundry, and by their Agent, Zenas Wood,
at Montpelier. Also, CORN SHEI.LERS; IMPrvOVED
PLOUGHS; CULTIVATOR TEETH, and a general var
riety of STOVES. Including the Improved f'Conant PaT
tent," which is believed to he superior to any of the mod
ern stoves with small fire arches.
Sheet Iron, elevated ovens will be furnished both at
Brandon and Montpelier for the Conant Patent, Rotary,
& Vermont Cook, which, with the Cast Iron Oven attached
to each of these Stoves, renders them the most desirable
Cooking Stoves now in the market.
The cost of the corn sheller will he saved in labor by
ordinary farmers in two seasons, besides the saving of roorq
thev alTord in getting out corn.
JOHN A. CONANT, Agent.
Brandon, Jun. 1839. S tf
ALLEN & POLAND,
' 0 o
AVING procured from Boston new and elegant fount
of the most FASHIONABLE TVPE, are prepared to
prosecute the above business, in all its branches : and have
no hesitation in saying that all work entrusted to them will
be executed in a &T'f.E not inferior to that of any oth
er establishment in Vermont.
tCJ" Office, one door West from the Post-Oftice State ti.
Montpelier, January 5th, 1839.
THREE DOORS WEST OF THE POST-OFFICE, BY
Jan. 5, 1839. l:tf.
rHHOSE indebted to J. E. BADGER, by pote or account,
JL of over six months standing, are requested to call and
adjust the same immediately.
Jan. 3, 1939.
IIAT, CAP AND FUR STORE,
STATE St., MONTPELIER, Vt.
JOHN E. BADGER,
ATS, CAPS, STOCKS, FURS, SUSPENDERS,
Gloves, Hosiery, &c. &c, would return his sincere
thanks to the citizens of Montpelier and vicinity for their
liberal patronage, and solioits a continuance of the same.
IV. ii. Merchants supplied with Hatf of all kinds at city
January ft, 1839. Jar
Boarding House !
A FEW eentleman boarders can be accommodated with
jtm. board, with single rooms if desired, on reasonable
terms. A. CAllTttl.
Montpelier Village, Jan. 5, 1839. l:tf.
- Wanted !
1gl4l BUSHELS OF OATS, hv
WM. T. BURNILXM
Montpelier, Jan. 6, 1839. l:tf.
NTI-Sl AVERY ALMANACS FOR 1839, Fprsale.t
5N payment for The Voice of Freedom, by the wbacri
bera. lot of aood drv Wood, also, foi acc-oniodatios of
town ubcribere, they will ta' e all articles of produce, o
uallr consumed in a boarding house.