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THE VOICE OF FREEDOM.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LIMERICK CHRONICLE.
Sir Having been informed that your paper
has taken the side of the oppressed negroes, I
trust you will have the kindness to give the fol
lowing lines a pluce in your respectable journal.
Having myself escaped from the hands of the
oppressor, from cruel bondage in the United States
of America, I am desirous of doing all I can to
aid the cause of negro emancipation, by diffusing
information on a subject with which I have been
so painfully acquainted, and in reference to which
I hope to give a public address early in the ensu
As slaveholders in America consider and treat
their slaves as though they were not human be
ings, but mere animals, or something between the
ourang-outang and the human species, I would
wish to convince them, by means of the following
lines written by a lady in Cork, that Christians on
this side of the Atlantic entertain a very different
veiw of the subiect. In reference to the same
object, I have already sent to America to some of
my former masters, copies 01 my oook, giving an
account of mv escape from slavery and the treat
ment I previously received. Your paper, coming
into the hands of those who have not seen the
narrative, may serve to direct their attention to it.
The insertion of this note and lines referred to,
will greatly oblige your very obedient servant.
1, Catherine St. Nov. 11.
Written on occasion of the escape to England ofl
Mr. Moses lioper, late an American blaue, now
, a Freeman of Great Britain.
Who is my brother? Ask the wives that como
From Afric's shores to greet our island home.
Who is my brother? Ask the winds that stray
From Indian realms, to chase our clouds away.
Who is my brother? Ask the suns that shine
On southern seas, then turn to smile on thine.
Who is my brother? Ask the stars that roll
Their nightly journey round from pole to pole.
These with one voice shall answer that they find
But one vast family in all mankind;
Nor color, clime, nor caste, can e'er efface
The kindred likeness of the wide-spread race,
Or break the chain that at the first began
To bind in one the family of man.
Come, then, awake the sympathies to feel
A brother's interest in thy brother's weal.
God's wisdom and his goodness both decreed
That from one stock all nations should proceed;
That wheresoe'er he cast his creature's lot,
Kindness and love might consecrate the spot.
Behold thy brother! On his form, confess'd,
Thy nature's dignity is seen impressed,
In every look in every gesture man!
Wipe off the stamp of manhood, he who can!
Beats not his breast with warm affection's glow?
Breathes not his mind with thought's impassion 'd flow?
Is there a joy a grief man ever knew,
But in his bosom has a birth-place too?
What though a tyrant's hand might strive to bind,
With iron grasp the energies of mind,
As well might chains and stripes control the wave,
The soul! the soul! can never be a slave!
Brother, by that creative Power whose word
One common nature on our ra;e conferr'd;
Brother, still closer by the love that sent
The Son of God to bear sin's punishment;
Brother, by grace divine which poured its light
On the dark horrors of our heathern night,
We give the hand of fellowship to thee,
We bid thee welcome, and we hail thee Free!
Thou art slave no longer! On thy brow
The air of Freedom breathes in triumph now!
Thine heart rejoices o'er thy broken chain,
Whose links are sever'd, ne'er to meet again.
But sweeter still that liberty to know, !
Which Christ, the Saviour, only can bestow,
And feel, what'er thy future lot may be,
The truth! the truth has made thy spirit feel!
Through all thy touching story, glad we trace
The ways of Providence, the power of grace;
And see thy countless trials join to prove
Tho God of glory is the God of love.
few, comparatively, have heard of Him who came
to seek and snve the lost. How little interest is
manifested by the followers of the Lord Jesus
Christ in the condition of the heathen. Even the
two and a half millin of these wretched men in
the midst of your churches, are left to famish and
die! Believe me, my brother, we at the Sand
wich Islands think of the poor slaves of the Uni
ted States. Returning this evening from a deeply
interesting meeting of our people, and nearly ex
hausted with the labors of the day, we cast our
selves down at the mercy seat, and besought God
to pity and save the unhappy and trodden down
sons of Africa in, our beloved country. When,
oh ! when will they be made free ? When will
the followers of the Lord Jesus arise, as one man,
nnd. in His strength, resolve that thev will never
cease to ptay and labor, till the foul blot of slavery
is wiped away from the face of their country ?
When shall it once be?
February 1. The word of God, the simple
reading of the Bible, is here producing its legiti
mate effects. To-day 1 have been greatly im
pressed with the value of this exercise. For some
days past, we have suspended the usual exercises
of the boarding school, most of the little girls be
ing seriously concerned for the salvation of their
souls. I sat down with them this morning, and
after beseeching God, the Ho'y Spirit, to shed up
on us the light of Heaven, we read with affecting
interest, several portions of the book of God.
Many of the little girls were greatly moved
seemed to be truly awakened to a sense of their
sinfulness, of the danger, and of their need of
On witnessing scenes like these the efficacy
of truth on heathen minds can the missionary
of the Cross hesitate to lift up his feeble voice a
gainst the sin and danger of withholding the word
of God from any portion of the human family?
For one, I will never cease to warn my country
men of the amazing guilt of holding their fellow
men in slavery, and thus depriving them of the
light which God has shed down to illumine the
darkened minds of his wandering, benighted crea
tures. Oh ! the mockery of putting forth efforts
to supply the destitute heathen with the oracles of
God, while the heathen at home are doomed to
perpetual destitution, in the very midst of plente
ousness. Let none who are not putting forth
their best energies in behalf of the oppressed and
trodden down, boast that they are expending their
energies in enlightening benighted men of other
lands. They will not be able to deceive Hiin who
cannot accept of robbery for burnt offering.
'I am debtor to the Greeks and to the barbarians,
both to the wise and to the unwise.' You may
recollect, my dear brother, that soon after God in
infinite mercy, as we hope, brought us to bow sub
missively to the sceptre of his Son, you and I
talked over this interesting passage. We were
then residing among the hills of New England
were returning to our humble dwelling, after hav
ing attended some religious meeting. We resolv
ed, though at that time uneducated, poor and
friendless, that as we had contributed our full
share to make the world what it was a rebellious
province of the divine government so we would
do what we could to bring it back to its allegiance
to God ! What has the Saviour done for us since
that day! My heart is affected when 1 think of
the way he has led us ! I cannot, in tbis connec
tion, even glance at the manifestations of hiskind-
Nor need I ; for they are written on our
Go, then, still guided by his mighty hand,
Where'er his will, his wisdom may command.
His love direct thy steps, as when of old
He led the shepherd of Ms chosen fold.
Thy tale, like his whose name is borne by thee,
Mark'd out for death in helpless infancy1,
Like him, the child of servitude and shame,
Born of a raee that bear the captive name;
- Daily indebted to a tyrant's nod,
For the free mercies of a bounteous God;
Holding the very life he gave, at will
Of those who, though they cannot save, can kill.
Like him, cast from the land that gave thee birth,
And driven a wanderer on the face of earth.
(Like him, in all thy wanderings msy'st thou find
The stranger's kindness sooth and cheer thy mind,)
Like him, when come to years, by grace divine,
Led to embrace a Saviour's cross as thine.
Still be thy tale like his; to thee be given
To bear on earth the messages of heaven ;
To tell the Pharaohs who enslave thy race
- That God will scatter plagues on every place
- Where proud oppression dares his wrath defy,
And brave his arm, and scorn his searching eye,
Bound out his thunders till the dead in sin
Shall hear the voice of conscience speak within.
Believe,' and tremble at the dread decree,
Break every chain bid every slave be free.
Then when thy brethren forth from bondage come,
Be thine to lead them to their better home
The Land of Promise, where their souls shall rest,
While peace and Liberty for ever blest,
And through the wilderness that lies between
Their wearied spirits and the joys unseen,
Be God to thee and them a shade by day,
A light by night to mark their future way,
Till all the Freemen of the Lord shall meet
To cast their crowns at Jesus' sacred feet,
And own the link that shall for ever bind,
Even as one soul, all nations of mankind.
Ferney, Cork, Oct. 31, 1838. M. B. Tucur.
A Voice from the 'Isles of the Sea.'
The following letter to the President of the
Oneida Institute, is from one of those missiona'
ries at the Sandwich Islands, whose religious la
bors hare been of late so abundantly blessed. It
is worthy of deep and serious consideration.
Waimkt, Maui, Sandwich Islands, )
January 29, 1838. (
My Dear Brother, God is graciously appear
ing for us, and in a wonderful manner sheading
down his Holy Spirit upon the poor aying people
of Hawaii. X he displays ot sovereign mercy in
the conversion of sinners, at this station, within a
iW davs. are of the most cheerinir kind. We
jfcre in tho midst of a protracted meeting,
with us. His word is mighty in pulli
strong holds in subduing to the obedience of
faith, obdurate hearts. Oh ! the value of the
glorious gospel of the blessed God ! Would that
all the besotted heathen had this boonthis best
gift of Heaven to fallen man. But alas ! how
inmost hearts, and eternity will never see them
erased. Blessed be God ; you, my brother, are
honored to speak in His name; to train up youth
for stations of usefulness; and last, though not
least, you are now a champion pleader for the
rights of the poor down-trodden slave, while your
unworthy brother is permitted to toil in the midst
or the heathen. May we, in our several spheres
of labor, do all in our power to discharge some
thing of the amazingly accumulated obligations
which the kindness of God has imposed upon us !
You have often, my dear brother, given me sub
stantial proof of your sympathy for me in my la
bors and trials among the heathen, win it at
ford you any consolation to be informed that you
have brethren in heathen lands, who feel ;i live
ly interest in the struggle in which you are ex
hausting your energies ? I assure you that such
is the fact in the Sandwich Islands. I am not
authorized by my brethren to write you, yet I may
say that we all teel that slavery is a heaven-dar
ing sin ; a sin which demands immediate repen
tance: and in view of it we tremble exceedingly
in view ot our country s certain and aggravated
ruin, unless this sm be abandoned without deity
i see no possible reason why every missionary
on heathen ground, should not sympathize with
you, my brother, in your labors and trials. Why
should they not ? They certainly have the same
enemies to face, and need with you heavenly tern
pered weapons, and unearthly skill to wield them
In the first place, there are very few missionaries,
I apprehend, who are not called directly or indi
rectly to oppose slavery among the heathen. We
are subjected to the trial at the Sandwich Islands
If involuntary servitude be a good definition of
slavery, then does slavery exist as really here as
in Georgia. And though slavery assumes a mil
der form in Hawaii than in some other countries,
yet it opposes a fearful obstacle to the success of
the gospel. The poor people groan under the
despotic sway of their chiefs. Their rights are
, i , , mi i ii
uueriy aisregaraoa. i ney are treated, to an in
tents, as property. Their time, strength, passions,
are wholly at the disposal of unfeeling masters
more, their souls and bodies are not their own, for
no man who has struck an instrument of agricul
ture into the sou ot a chiel, can leave without
his permission. No man at the Sandwich Isl
ands is secure, a single day, in the possession of
any thing he may have dared to call his own
The consequence is, the people are indolent, poor,
and vicious. 1 he system ot government at these
islands has a direct and powerful tendency to make
them a nation of liars, and in their inveterate hab
its of thieving we find a powerful obstacle to the
success of the gospel. We have therefore to
contend with the system of slavery which is
crushing the people to the dust, and counteracting
to a teanui extent, the euicacy of the gospel. Nor
is that all. I here are not wanting among us
christian men who will stoutly advocate the cause
of despots, who not only will not plead the causp
of the trodden down poor of Hawaii, but who are
not ashamed to justify their oppressors. Say, my
brother, are we not prepared to sympathize with
the friends of immediate emancipation in the Uni
ted States ?
Again, missionaries to the heathen have, with
a .., 'Il l II
you, to contend witn wicKea ana unreasonaoie
prejudices. You will see by the resolutions
which this mission adopted at our late general
meeting, and which I have forwarded to you, how
we as a mission regard the prejudice which is
crushing to the dust so many of our countrymen.
Be assured that contempt for men on account of
their imbecility, and degradation, and color, is by
no means confined to slave dealers and slave own
ers in the United States and the West Indies.
Nor is this contempt cherished towards the un
happy sons of Africa only. Go to any part of
the heathen world, and you will find the same
feeling of contempt manifested by many from
christian lands. I do fully believe that many
a man in the United States, probably many a pro
fessed christian, is greatly deceived in respect to
his kind feelings towards the heathen. The poor,
degraded African, whom he sees daily, and on
whose neck, it may be, he has firmly placed his
feet, he regards with feelings of scorn but the
Sandwich Islander, whom he has never seen, but
of whom he may have read some interesting ac
count, he can love. For his temporal and eternal
interests he can pray and labor. So of the heath
en in other countries. Now I hesitate not to say
that all this pity has its origin in consummate ig
norance of the state of the heathen. He who
will not labor for the heathen at his own door, who
feels contempt for men in his own neighborhood,
on account of their ignorance, degradation and
color, would cherish and exhibit the same feel
ings towards the heathen, the world over,
he brought into contact with them.
But this contempt for men on account of their
imbecility and color, your brethren at the sand
wich Islands regard as the very opposite of the
spirit of Christ, and of the true spirit of missions.
This we have published in the shape of a resolu
tion ; of course we wish to have it known where
we are known. Need I labor to prove the cor
rectness of this sentiment? I surely need not.
Who docs not know that our blessed Lord regard
ed with special favor the poor, the degraded, the
down-trodden ? 'The spirit of the lord is upon
me, because he has anointed me to preach the
gospel to the poor ; he hath sent me to heal the
broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the cap
tive, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at
liberty them that are bruised. (see Luke iv,
18.) And what a comment on this interesting
passage was the entire life of our Lord ! Now,
can they claim a spirit akin to his, who cherish
contempt for any class of men, because they
degraded, ignorant, or are 'guily of a skin
not colored like their own f lhe supposition is
reproachful to the name of Christ. The man
who cherishes this feeling of contempt for his
fellow-men, let his professions be what they may,
has no more alhnity with the spirit ot the Lord
Jesus Christ, than the proudest Pharisee that ev
er mouthed the heavens, or poured scorn on his
Lord because he received sinners and ate with
them. I would as" earnestly pray that the church
might be relieved from the loathsome incumbrance
of men who scorn the degraded and colored a-
round them, as I would that she might not fellow
ship the drunkard and the profane! And. can men
of this stamp breathe the spirit of missions ? Im
possible ! It matters not how much they tajik on
the subject, nor how many prayers they may
make, nor how liberally they may contribute
the cause of missions. In the estimation of Him
who is of purer eyes than to behold iniquity, al
these amount to nothing. I correct myself; they
amount to this show the hollow-heartedness of
their professions, just as the garnishing of the
tombs of the prophets showed the hypocrisy
the Jews. He who not only does not love, bu
who scorns his brother whom he hathseen.be'
cause degraded, ignorant, colored, can he love the
heathen, certainly no less degraded, and colored
also, whom he hath not seen ? Nothin
absurd can be imagined. Let all
feelings of scorn for the heathen among you, by
classing tnem with the brute creation, or who can
see them in bondage, without an effort to relieve
them, or who themselves treat their fellows as
property, cease at once to claim possession of the
missionary spirit. God may possibly make use of
tneir property even the ill-gotten gains ot those
who oiora their tellow-men ; though I should a
soon think that the goldon wedge and shekels of
Achan could have been accepted, as the offerings
ol these men. However this may be, it is certain
that they will never be accepted of their Judge
unless a speedy and hearty repentance turn a-
way the.anger of Him who has styled himself the
'Avenger of the oppressed.' 'He that loveth not
his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love
god whom he hath not seen ? And this com
mandmcnt have we from him, that he who loveth
God, should love his brother also. Inasmush as
ye did it not unto one of the least of these, ye
did it not unto me.' Nothing, my brothej, more
shocks me than the attitude which 1 see is taken
by men of high standing, and lofty pretensions
to devoted piety, among you ; men who write let
ters on revivals in fine, men who are regarded
as companions in the cause of Christ. Why, ac
cording to the reports of editors who advocate
these men, they can spit out unmeasured scorn on
the poor slaves among you, and go directly to the
missionary meeting, and plead in behalf of the
heathen. How must the blessed Jesus be moved
by their eloquence at their thrilling appeals in
behali ol those tor whom he died !
But the subject is too serious for sarcastic re
mark 'tis awful profanity, as the day of God
will show. The Lord save the conductors of
missions from the guilt and danger of flattering
men ol this character, lest they should withdraw
their influence no longer advocate the cause of
missions, no longer labor to secure the contribu
tions of oppressors in your land, to break the chains
from the oppressed in other lands. Such are the
feelings of one of your brethren at the Sandwich
Islands ; I am confident that they are the feelings
of nearly all, though I am not authorized to speak
on their hehalf. I am happy, however, to say to
you, that the monthly concert of prayer for the en
slaved, is observed at most, if not all our stations,
and that our interest in the cause of immediate e
mancipation strenirthens, as light is breaking in
upon us. I scarcely need say, that the labors of
birney, Jay and Channing, have not been lost up
on us. Most certamlv do 1 rrav. that Uod will
speedily arise and vindicate his own cause, save
the oppressed, and enable all who love him to a-
bandon neutral ground, and be known as the un
flinching advocates of right, the world over.
But while we, as a mission, fully agree with you
in declaring to the world, that no man who cherish
es a teehng of comtempt for his fellows on ac
count of their degradation or color, can claim af
finity with the spirit of Christ, or can be regarded
as possessing a particle of missionary spirit, we
entreat you to feel with us, that the fact of 3,000,000
of the descertdents of Pagan Africa being in the
midst of the evangelical churches of the United
states, while it imposes an obligation on them to
labor cheerfully and with vigor for their immedi
ate conversion, furnishes no valid excuse for not
directing their chief energies to the unevangeliz-
ea ot other lands. Permit me, my dear brother,
to urge upon your attention the above, which you
will see is one of our resolutions. I fel with
you the wrongs which are heaped upon the two
and a half or three millions of enslaved Africans
in the midst of you. I tender you my sympathy,
and bid you God speed in your truly benevolent
efforts to deliver these unhappy men from bondage,
to elevate and save them. Go on and prosper, and
the Lord God be with you, and your coadjutors, in
this good work. But you will not forget, my
dear brother, that there are not less than 600,000,
000 of your fellow-men who know not the God
who made them have never heard of the Sav
iour of sinners are the bond-men of the devil,
and in all the pollution of sin, and sinking to per
dition. And now, I ask, does the existence of
three millions of heathen at home, furnish an ex
cuse why the friends and adversaries of immedi
ate abolition, should be slow to aid in sending
the gospel to the 500,QOO,000 equally degraded
and sinful men ? No, no, my dear brother, you
cannot think it, and you may not refuse to aid to
the extent of your ability in sending the gospel of
Christ to the ends of the earth.
I wish to say to you my dear brother, that I am
extremely anxious that the men who belong to the
A. A. S. Society should be foremost in the ranks
of those who, from love unfeigned, are laboring
to fill the earth with the knowledge and glory of
God. I am desirous that you should take this
stand for many reasons : 1st, that my opinion of
you as a class of citizens, may be confirmed. I
have thought and do still think, that no body of
men in the whole country can be compared with
abolitionists, for the possession of high moral prin
ciple, patriotism, unshrinking fortitude, aud genu
ine devotedness. How should I rejoice to hear
that you are burning with zeal to bring the dying
nations to tho Saviour's feet that the slaves of
superstition and sin of other lands, are objects of
your tender solicitude. I think that I shall soon
hear that such is the fact. . 2d, I am anxious that
your enemies and the enemies of the poor slaves
should gain no advantage over you, as they will
be likely to, if you stand back from the work of
converting the nations. They will say are be
ginning to say so already that you are contrac
ted in your views. You cannot, dare not, go to
the South to preach your dodtrines can do noth
ing directly for the benefit of the enslaved all
you can do is to preach to the IN or th, and occas
ionally speak to the South by means of the press
You are therefore greatly proscribed in your ef
forts, while they lorsooth, are acting on a more en
larged scale ! are toiling for the conversion of the
world ! Now, if these sayings were confined to the
chivalry of the South, it would be' of little conse-
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quence ; but men among you at the north. your
own brethren, ministers and Christian editors, say
fthem. Now I wish you to show to the world that
all these insinuations, are entirely without founda
tion. You have some fifty agents, I am told, now
in the field, pleading in behalf of the enslaved of
the United States. 1 his is well : but how many
have you in heathen lands, pleading with the
500,000,000 of besotted pagans to abandon their
idolatry and superstition, and look away to the
Lord Jesus Christ for salvation? I pray that I
may soon hear that you have hundreds toiling for
Christ and souls in every clime. Be it ours
dear brother, Christ assisting, to break from every
captive under heaven the galling chains of servi
tude, and to raise up degraded men to an equality
with the happiest, purest, most thoroughly Chris
tian nation on earth. 3d, I am desirous that you
should take this stand be thorough-going in your
efforts to evangelize the world be found in the
foremost ranks of those who are laboring to send
the gospel to every creature, that Christ may be
wholly with you. And in no way, I venture to
affirm, will you so assuredly secure his favor, as
by preaching the gospel to the heathen. This
work he has consigned to you and me, and to all
his people; and he has promised us his co-operation
and blessing. I am well aware, that your
hearts are bleeding in view of the wrongs inflicted
upon the poor, trodden down slaves, by men pro
fessing to be the friends of the Saviour. I do not
wonder that they bleed. He has a heart of stone
who can think of these his suffering fellow men
and not feel inexpressible anguish. I would not
have you feel less for the enslaved of the United
States, but I would have you remember the 'many
millions,' as the dying Wisner said, and labor to
rescue them from the fires of perdition. The Sa
viour would have you feel for the afflicted poor of
your own country ; but he would have you teel
and labor for all who know not God for all he
purchased with his precious blood ! Now take, I
beseech you, the stand precisely that Jesus Christ
would have you take, and oh, what rich blessings
may you confidently expect from his gracious
hands. His favor is life. He can succeed your
efforts, and he can carry your purposes headlong.
may he enable you to do your whole duty, and
mav his creat and adorable name be rlonhed in
and by you.
1 am aware that you can state many plausible
reasons why you should push your enterprise with
all your strength, and let others who have no pity
for the onslaved, conduct the work of missions to
the heathen I have very serious objections to
this. For one, I do not wish to be supported by
negro haters. And if the work of conducting
inissions to the heathen is to be left with men who
have no pity for the enslaved, the cause will not
succeed. IwoiUd as soon consign the protection of
the helpless sheep to the mercy and care of a nock
of wolves ! x ou may not desert the cause of mis
sions. Christ will not smile upon you, if you do.
But you object that you cannot unite with pro-sla
very men in the work of spreading the gospel.
The price of blood is put into the treasury of the
ord. Well, then, have a board of your own.
have hoped all along that you would be able to
continue to work with your former mends, and
contribute to the funds of the same board ; but I
am less sanguine in my hopes, the more I read.
It vou ennnnt continue to laoor wnu men wuu
compare the image of Christ to 'frogs, and such
men will not let the cause ot missions aiuue, men
board of your own. lhere is ample
solve that all we have and are shall be sacredly
and for ever devoted to the reclaiming of this im
mense waste.' I long to see the day when all who
name the name of Christ shall do their whole du
ty. Praying that the blessing of God may rest
upon you and your helpers, I close by assuring
you that I am, both in the bonds of consanguinity
and in the bonds of the common gospel of our
Your very affectionate brother,
J. S. Green.
How it will seem Haifa Century Hence. "I
told Willie I hoped he would live to be an old
grey-headed man, and that soma thanksgiving'
morning he would take some of his grand-children
on his knees, and tell them once a) great
while ago, the people of the southern part of the?
United States, were so wicked, that they made
slaves of their fellow-creatures, and bought and
sold them, just as we do horses and pigs now
and that they treated them very cruelly, selling
children away off from their parents, and husband
ana wives Irom each other, and that they were sc
cruel that sometimes the Door creatures would
run away themselves, although they knew that vf
they were caught, they would be dreadfully whip
ped, and almost killed ; and if they did get away,
they would almost perish with hunger and cold,,
before they could reach a place of safety. And'
that one morning, the day before thanksgiving
an old black man that he used to know, came
softly to the kitchen door, and took his father a
side, and told him that two poor runaway slaves
were at his house, and he wanted something for
them to eat, and how he went with his father to
see them, and how frightennd they looked when
they saw white men, and how their backs had
been all cut up with the whip, and that they said
they had wandered in the woods since the first
fall month, and how the dogs were set on them,
but that the dogs could not track them, because
they had pieces of onions in their shoes, and that
they swam rivers with their clothes on their
heads, and walked in their sleep because they
were so tired out. And that all the children
would say, 'Grandpa, wan't all the people of this
country heathens then ?"
The above is an extract of a letter from one of
the "abolitionists of Binghamton," and has refer
ence to the two slaves of whom Mr. Smith speaks
in his letter published last meek in the emanci
pator. The two slaves mentioned above, were
found, two days before thanksgiving, on the hills
south of the Susquehanna river, in almost a per
ishing state, with little food, and nothing worth
the name of clothing ; they had kindled a fire,
which led to their discovery by a person living in
the neighborhood. At first they attempted to fly,
but by kind words and treatment were induced to
accompany the man who found them to the vil
lage. We trust they are ere this safely colonized
in Canada. "Thou shalt not deliver unto his mas
ter, the seivant which is escaped from his master,
unto thee." "Thou shalt not oppress him,"
E. N. W.
New York, 7 Jan. 1839.
The following note came to hand in the papers,
the same day with the above communication.
"Three runawav nesToes were found frozen to
death near Woodsboro, Maryland. They were
supposed to have been intoxicated." Nat. Gaz.
THE Subscriber having taken as partner his son, WIL
LIAM P. BADGER, in the business heretofore con
ducted by himself, the business will hereafter be done un
der the firm of J. E. BADGER & SON.
J. E. BADGER.
Montpeliet, Feb. 7, 1839. 6:tf
HAT, CAP AND FUR STORE,
STATE St., MONTPELIER, Vt.
HATS, CAPS, STOCKS, FURS, SUSPENDERS,
Gloves, Hosiery, &c. &c, would return their
thanks to the citizens of Montpelier and vicinity for their
liberal patronage heretofore extended to their establishment.
and solicit a continuance of the same.
N. B. Merchants supplied with Hats of all kinds at city
February 7, 1839. 6:tf
HOSE indebted to J. E. BADGER, by note or account,
of over six months standing, are requested to call and
adjust the same immediately. J. E. BADGER.
February 7, 1839. 6:tf
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room. Th A. a. U. r ! nave uuaiiuuueu, u i
lincWstnnfl them, all the heathen so far as their
own labors are concerned, but 63,000,000. (See
their last Reoort pp. 114, 115.) Now my broth
er, take hold of the work. Do not wait till all the
enslaved of your own land are free, but be up and
stand in your lot. Nothing that you can do will
so advance the work in which you are now en
rrarred, as to give yourselves to the work of con
verting the heathen. Look abroad on the vast
howling wilderness which sin has caused, and re-
Brandon, Dr Hale.
Jamaica, L Merrifield, Esq.
Hubbardton, WC Denison.
JVorurich, Sylvester Morris.
Hartford, Geo. Udall, Esq.
Tunbridge, Hervey Tracy.
Strafford, W Sanborn, Esq.
Barnet, L P Parks, Esq.
Morrist oum.Rev S Robinson
Morrisville, L P Poland , Esq.
Cornwall, a t 1 lank ell.
CraflBbury, W J Hastings.
Wettford, R Farnsworth.
Ettex, Dr J W Emery.
Uunderhill, Rev E B Baxter.
Barnard, Arad Jackson.
Eatt Barnard, W Leonard.
Waldtn, Perley Foster.
Starkaboro', Joel Battey,
St. Albans, E L Jones, Esq.
Rutland, R R Thrall, Esq.
Rovalton, Bela Hall, C C
Danville, M Carpenter.
Glover, Dr Bates.
St. Johnsbury, Rev J Morae.
Mtddlebury, M D bordon
Derby, Dr Richmond.
Perkinsville, W M Guilford.
Brookfield, D Kingsbury Esq
Randolph, C Carpenter, Esq.
East Bethel, E Fowler, Esq.
Water bury, L Hutchins,Esq
E S Newcomb.
Wailsfield, Col Skinner.
More town, Moses Spofford.
Warren, F A Wright, Esq.
Wat erf ord, R C Benton.Esq
Eatt Roxbury, S Ruggles.
Ferritburgh, R T Robinson.
Vergennet, J t. Roberts.
West field, O Winslow, Esq.
Corinth, Insley Dow.
Wilhamstown, J C Farnam.
Chester, J Stedman, Esq.
Sping field, Noah Saflord.
Franklin, Geo S Gal.
MVatenUle, Mosea Fisk, Esq.
tiyatparK, Jotham Wilson.
Elmore, Abel Camp, Esq.
Hinesburgh, W Dean
Burlington, G A Allen, Esq.
Montgomery, J Martin. .
Lincoln, Benj Tabor.