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THE VOICE OF FREEDOM.
Blf 3. G. WHITTIEn..
w On, gallant spearmen, onward!" Brazen helms
Bent fiercely Ibrward, and the soldier's trend
Quie'.cned along his pathway. It was noon.
Damascus slept in sunshine. The great hills
Gathered about her, like an ancient wall
Hung o'er her twining greenness, lifted up
Their cumbrous forests, and the winds came down
Through their long arches, bearing the low wail
Of sycamore and fir-tree, and the deep
Complaining of the cedar. The fir towers
Of the great city rose upon the view,
Tall in the dazzling atmosphere of noon.
And the Barada, li'.;c a line of gold, '
Without a murmur cleft the sloping hill.
' On, gallant spearsmen, onward!" Spears shone up,
And dark eyes brighteneJ, as that warrior voice
Rang like a trumpet summons. The mailed form
Of the young Pharisee seemed swelling with
The ardor of his purpose, as he strode
Sternly in front, and bore his spear as onu
Sent on an errand of revenge, beneath
The frowning eye of danger.
Was it thus r
Came he with spear and banner to opposa
Nerved arm and planted foot to trample down
The stormy front of battle; and how out
Through human hearts a pathway to revenge ?
Not so, young Pharisee it is not thino
To wrestle with the valiant, and bear up
Rome's mighly eagle to the perilous shoc'.c
Of armed rebellion. Thou wilt war with those
Who wield no earthly weapons with the gray
And bended down with years the innocent child
And ihe beseeching mother. Thou wilt mar
The sanctitude of worship, and pluc't up
By his white hairs the hoary worshipper
Yea thou wilt moc't the supplicating voice,
And mingle blasphemy with sacred prayer.
" On, spearmen, onward!" Suddenly from Heaven,
Around the Pharisee, a radiance shone
Above the noon-clay brightness. From his hand
The spear fell down, the mailed form grew weak,
The braced sinew from ils tension failed,
The helmed brow was stricken, and he fell
As one by thunder smitten, or between
Tho perilous rifts of battle cloven down.
Shuddered the troop around him, as his lip
Quivered one moment, and strange sounds brake forth
As holding converse with a fearful ono
Unseen, yet near them. Not to them was given
The flaming visitation not to them
Came the soul-searching whisper, which, of old,
After the earthquake had gone by, and storm
Rolled back with all its thunder and the flams
To its volcanic prison-house gone down
Breathed o'er the mount of God, and bowed in prayer
The gray and mantled vorshippcr!
It was the hour
When the learned Rabbi and the Pharisee
Thronged to the gorgeous synagogue to hold
Communion with the lore of bearded seers
The wealth of by-gone intellect tho old
And faded records of the twilight time
Of God's peculiar people. There stood up,
Tall in the midst, n young and graceful form,
And as he turned the consecrated leaves
Of the prophetic bards of Israel,
Of eloquent Esaias, and of him
Who mourned above Jerusalem, he ipaVe
Of tho fulfilment and the prophecy
Tho mediation of eternal love,
Which the old fathers of the law foretold:
And the discerning Levites marvelled much
At his unwonted eloquence the grave
And schooled Sanhedrim wondered and were muto;
The pale and patient scribe forgot his task,
And leaned upon his manuscript to hear.
Who was that earnest champion .' It was ho
The fierce and warlike Pharisee tho taught
Of high Gamaliel, that had cast aside
The symbol of his earthly power, and knelt
Unto the mandate of the crucified !
Yea, leagued himself forever with the scorned
And outcast children of an humble faith.
And thus it is forever. Man may raise
His arm against his brother, and tho axe
Fall heavily and frequent, and the cord
Be prodigal of life the dungeon stone
Be worn by prayerful knees the dagger grow
Dark red with midnight murder, in tho vain
And idle hope to fetter human thought,
And cross the will of Heaven; and every blow
In persecution dealt, shall he returned
Back on the giver every instrument
Of foul oppression change unto an aid
Of that which it had threatened. Woe to those
Who trample down tho sacred rights of man,
And o'er the godlike mysteries of mind
Usurp dominion. There will come a time
Of awful retribution. Not a groan
Bursts upward from the persecuted heart
But reaches unto heaven. No martyr's blood
Reeks up unheeded to the circling sky;
For he who fashioned tho immortal soul,
And fixed its awful attributes, hath given
An unconditional freedom to its thought.
Which man may never question. Unto Him
Let the soul answer for its faith alone.
From Bentlcy's Miscellany.
To the Evening Star.
WJITIIN IN MAY.
There's many a dark cloud hurrying by,
Yet thy bright radiance breaks between,
And steals from yonder troubled sky,
To rest upon this peaceful scene.
Boautiful star! all calm and bright,
With mystic charm are thou endued;
For who, beneath thy hallow'd light,
Could let ono erring thought intrude ?
Thy pure and gentle ray was givon
Amid soft twilight's shadowy sky,
To draw the mourner's glance to Heaven,
And court the lover's pensive sigh.
No fierce repininga can ariso '
At this most blest and soothing hour;
The dewy earth, the darkening skies,
Have each a trunquilizing power.
And I, when wcariod and opprest
By life's conflicting cares and woes,
Can turn to Nature's balmy breast,
And there find quiet and repose.
She, gentle nurse! the fount of love
Of her fair bosom still unveils;
And my insatiate thirst may prove
How sweet that source that never fails!
Bright lamp of eve! thy light gives birth
To many n feeling that must he
Like incense rising from this earth
In prayer to Heaven and love to thee!
M. T. II.
From the Liberator.
Interesting Letter from the South,
lhe lollowing letter lias been placed in our
hands by a friend to whom it was addressed. The
writer is a female, and a thorough-going abolition
ist. We omit her name and the place of her pres
ent residence, out of regard 10 her personal safe-
My DEAR .
This is the day for the stated concert of prayer
lor the too olt-torgotlen slave, lint who will pray
for the slave here in his own native home ? Yv hose
heart beats with sympuhy for him, in the land of
his toils and woes ? Alas ! that the proiessed dis
doles of the benevolent and sympathizing .Testis
should turn their backs upon their insulted and
suffering brother, and, like the priest and Lcvite
pass by on the other side ! Nay, do they not
with unchristian hands, bind heavy burdens, gric
vous to be borne, and lav them on men's should
ers, while they themselves will not touch them
with one of their fingers.
It is impossible, my dear friend, to listen to the
daily and common conversation in a slaveholding
community, without being forcibly struck with
the applicability of the charge brought by our Sa
viour against the hypocritical rharisees, to a peo
pie who, spurninir every supposed lnlerlerence
with their own rights, and rcscniinp; every sem
blanee of indignity offered to themselves, yet con
tinue to trample on all the rights of their fellow
men, and then insult them for their wrongs.
It is harrowing, I do assure you, to the feelings
of one unaccustomed to the slaveholder s dialect,
to hear the remarks often made respecting the
' niggers' for that is their refined cognomen. I
believe it is a rare thing to hear any good quali
lies attributed to them, unless for the purpose of
enhancing the price of one at a sale. Then they
olien have estimable traits ol character. 1 was
edified a night or two since, till after 12 o'clock,
by over-hearing a bargain transacting between two
persons in an adjoining room. I hey proposed
making an exchange of slaves. I perceived that
each considered the character of his slave as quite
superior. Une had no fault whatever was per
fectly unexceptionable. The other had but one fault
he would run away, if compelled to work on a
plantation. Any other work, he did well : but
for this demeanor, ' a scve7if?-five' was recom
mended as an effectual remedy. The master as
serted that he always did well after such an ap
plication. The other had never been whipped
but once what that was for, I did not learn, as
she had no fault not even the one that all are
accused of, dishonesty for her master stated she
was perfectly trustworthy.
I have not, as yet, seen any reason to regret
having come to the South. Notwithstanding the
severe infliction of suffering which my feelings
have to endure from the continual exhibition of
slavery, still there are reasons which make me
willincr to remain here, for the time being ; al
though to think of making my future home here,
would be painful in the extreme; unless by so
doing I could do more for the success of our cause
than in any other situation. In my present loca
tion, I see slavery in its very mildest form. My
host and hostess are intelligent, educated and well
bred. As professors of religion, they are appa
rently more consistent and sincere than many of
the members of the southern churches. They do
not live on their plantation, and their few house
servants are perhaps in as favorable circ. iinstances
as a state of abject, hopeless servitude will admit
That is, the daily wants of their animal nature
are well supplied ; and that is all the nature that
slavery recognizes in its victims! They are not
whipped, and scolding, I believe is rare. In all
thees respects, I believe it is nothing more than
truth to say that they are better circumstanced than
the majority of the lowest class of servants arid
day laborers at the North. It is from such fami
lies that the' abettors if slavery find their warrant
lor speaking of the slaves as 1 better oil than the
laborers of the North.' Southerners have seized
upon the assertion, and think it an unanswerable
argument in favor of their ' patriarchial institution!
But do I hate slavery less because of these mil
igated instances ? Do I not hate it more, intense
ly more, when I see it supported by persons oth
erwise interesting and amiable the professed
followers of the compassionate Saviour ? A few
days since, when my host was pointing me to the
happy condition of his slaves as an evidence that
abolitionists misrepresented the system, by not ex
cepting such cases 1 Sir,' said I, ' however un
charitable you may deem it, we consider you and
those who have the reputation of being kind mas
ters, as the very ones who sustain the system.
Were it not for the support of such, it would not,
could not, exist a single year.' He is a thorough
temperance man ; and i instanced the standing
maxim, that the temperate drinkers support the
sin of intoxication. He admitted the analogy be
tween the two cases. His next argument was,
that some slaves, after trying a while to act for
themselves, were known to return to their masters
and -beg to be taken under their protection and au
thority for life. Ho thought abolitionists avoided
noticing such cases as'ngainst their cause. I as
sured him that such instances were very different
ly regarded by himself and us. It was evident
what inference he drew from them, but to us they
were among the strongest evidences of the infinite
injury they had done the colored man that it
showed more strikingly than any thing else, that
the ruin they had effected was, in such cases,
total and complete one of two things being evi
dent ; either that slavery had wholly incapacita
ted him for providing for Ins natural wants, or
that it had deprived him of tho first principle of
his nature as a man, and reduced him as nearly!
as possible to the condition of a brute and made
him covet degradation nnd willing to be a slave !
He tacitly acknowledged the truth of the inference.
I have frequent conversations with my host and
his lady on the 'delicate subject,' to discussing
which, they manifest not the least repugnance
sometimes introducing it then.selves. He is n
liberal minded, independent man, and I think
would not fear to avow any sentiments he should
entertain : besides, as an influential man, he is
probably second to none in the vicinity. But he
is fur enough from being an abolitionist. He has
never read any of our writings, and, excepting
the distorted extracts given by pro-slavery men,
knows nothing of them. Of course, his opinions
touching anti-slavery men and their designs and
measures, are most unfavorable. I think, howev
er, I have in some degree disabused his mind res
pecting tliem. I need not tell you that in acting
as an advocate, I conceal none of our sentiments
or intentions, nor in tlie least degree compromise
our principles. I have assured him that we re
gard it as a system of oppression and s-in ; equal
ly opposed to the spirit of the gospel and the geni
us of our free institutions ; appealing to his own
understanding, and moral sense, and -his feelings
as a man, in support of our sentiments. But
while our discussions are characterised by the
greatest ' plainness of speech,' the most perfect
kind feeling subsists among all. You will not
hence infer that abolitionism is a less dangerous
doctrine here than in other parts of the South.
On the contrary, all whom I have heard speak of
it say, that no gentleman giving expression to such
sentiments in public would be safe a moment. I
have, however, conversed with several persons,
ladies and gentlemen, with the utmost freedom.
I had been here scarcely 12 hours, before the
question was put, in so many words ' Are you
an abolitionist ?' Then followed heavy charges
against the anti-slavery corps 'Tappan and Gar
rison' in particular. I informed my assailant that
I knew both of those gentlemen that one of them,
Mr. Garrison, was my personal friend and cor
rected some mistaken notions respecting their
characters, tec. You are aware that the greatest
ignorance prevails respecting abolitionists. One
lady informed me that she had supposed Arthur
Tappan was a low-bred man, a sort of ring-leader
amonc rioters ! She was astonished to be told he
was a man of moral character and piety. This
was an intelligent lady. An intelligent gentle
man, however, a slave-holder, told me that the
character of Tappan & Garrison were well known
to men of intelligence. He had hoard southern
ers speak in the highest terms of Tappan. He
assured me that abolitionists were respected by
well informed men. He thought their doctrines
impracticulle, although admitting their truth. I
had several conversations with him. He admitted
all that abolitionists claim, excepting the practica
bility of emancipation. He is not a professor of
religion, but admits that as a question of moral
slavery cannot be justified, fie says the repre
sentations of abolitionists are not over-wrought
respecting the enormities practised ; but many
masters are kind, and have so attached their
slaves to them that they could not be induced
leave them. He had tried it most effectually in
the case of one of his own, whom he was really
desirous of freeing, and assured me that the slave
affection for him was strong as any natural tie.
He was his body servant, isut my sheet is near
ly filled. Without telling you much that 1 hav
gathered from conversations with others, includin
the poor slaves themselves, I hove given you
somewhat egotistical epistle, isut i know you
will appreciate my conduct in dointr, so, and in
deed it is not self, but our cause which I have wish
ed to make prominent. Liet me entreat you
not forget that one of your number is in the ene
ray's land ; that she stands alone, the sole repre'
sentative of a party that is regarded with suspi
cion and indignation the avowed, uncompromis
m? enemy of oppression and friend of the oppres
As ever, yours for the enslaved.
P. S. Mine host has signified his willingness
to read 1 home and Kimball. 1 have sent to IS
Y. for a copy. Since sending, it has occurred to
me that Angelina Grimke's Appeal to southern
ladies would be read by him and his lady, if
could place it in their hands. 1 have recommen
ded to him to subscribe for a paper, but I doubt
whether he is prepared to do so as yet. I think
however, that a judicious selection from our stan
dard works, and articles of an argumentative char
actcr, addressed to the understanding and the mor
ul sense, would be in the present crisis of his feel
ings most effectual. I believe his mind is in
degree open to conviction. He argues with less
confidence than at first and after our last conver
sation, which continued till a late hour, I heard
him pray that nothing might obscure in thei
minds a clear perception of their whole duty to
wards God and their fellow men, and that they
might have grace to assist them in discharging
those duties when perceived. 1 his prayer was
offered with . apparent sincerity. Can we not
heartily respond to it, Amen ?
ihe following is Irom a speech delivered in
Congress by Henry A. Wise, of Virginia, on the
resolution ot Mr. .Prentiss to expel Alexander
Duncan, of Ohio, from his seat and in reference
to the death of Cilley.
Mr. Wise, let it be remembered, with his hands
dripping, as it were, with the blood of the murder
ed Cilley, was employed to advocate the claims of
the Colonization cause, lately, at Washington,
when he declared, that the best way to put down
abolition was with gunpowder and the sword, or
words to this effect.
And, observe too, what a similarity there is be
tween his manner ot reasoning in relation to du
elling, and the talk of anti-abolitionists about sla
very. Mr. Wise abhors duelling 0, yes. So
do our opponents abhor slavery, but they abhor
abolition a great deal more.
;' Let puritans shudder as they may I here
proclaim that I belong to the class of Cavaliers,
not to the Kounheads ! Tho parties met on the
point of honor and veracity they fought fought
fairly ono fell and his fate might have been
that of my friend ; it is a wonder it was'not. I
was present, a second I am amenable to the laws
of Maryland upon indictment ; and am ready to
submit to any trial by this House for a breach of
its privileges. I have again and again demanded
a trial. I desire it. I seek it. I court the sen
tence of the House. I repeat, many of you have
propagated the vilest slanders concerning my con-r
duct in this affair. I have been vilified by every
.species of vituperation which malice here, among
yourselves, could invent. I have born stigmatiz
ed as a murderer ; and yet I challenge you, O
just and righteous judges ! who have just demean
ed yourselves in your high seats of justice, to try
me for what many of you have condemned me al
ready. The gentleman 1ms himself named the
horrid word murder ! Murder ! Sir, there are
two sorts of murder..- There is one description of
that offence which deserves the hangman's knot.
There is another form of murder murder by the
law which public sentiment, higher than the law
breaker defines to be honorable.
By the hitter, life is taken by mutual consent
with notice openly, fairly by an equal mode
prescribed, it happens in' this case by the party
who fell always described, in a duel proper, by
gentlemen. Now, sir, by the latter mode was
Cilley murdered fairly, honorably. Who here
can gainsay it ? None no, not one of his own
friends, who were the guardians of his life, will
say he fell foully. He died on the field of honor ; &
here I say, in the face of Heaven, before the throne
of the Almighty in his dread presence who sits
thereon that I can go, with the falsest or most
faithful friends he left on earth, and touch the
bleeding wounds of Cilley with as clear a con
science as any of them, the basest or the best ! 1
did my duty to my friend, (Mr. Graves) and
thank a gracious Providence he lives, and my con
science is at ease. And I now defy any member
of that committee here present to rise up and say
there was a dishonest act by either principal or
second. Sinful, unlawful, it was ; and I am rea
dy to submit to the laws, their trial and their pun
ishment ; but let no man accuse me of murder in
that case, in any odious sense. If he does he
shall have the opportunity to commit such a mur
Duelling is abhorrent to every feeling of human
ity. I detest the practice. But, sir, your laws
will never prevent, or punish, or reform the cus
tom. Sir, I tell this House ay, and these piled
and crowded galleries, where hangs an eager pop
ulace, embracing the most refined of your metrop
olis men and maids, and matrons enjoying, as
they ever do, the conflicts of passion on this floor,
as did the ancient Romans, in crowded ampithea--tres,
gaze on the combats of the gladiators that
as long as public sentiment is what it is, pass what
penal laws you will, they will be dead upon the
statute book. I shall never heed them ! I do
abhor the practice as much as any man ; but
there are, in the present state of society, but two
alternatives. You must rely, lor redress of cer
tain and personal wrongs, upon arms or upon pub
he opinion. J, in my wire generated state, as Ion
as I am a worldling, choose the bright steel ; it l
more faithful, more true, safer, and a better secu
rity than the opinion of mankind. And if, for re
fusing to rely on the justice of public opinion, or
on the glorious uncertainty ot the law, l must
consent to be branded with the mark of Cain, be
dishonored with the character of duelist, I prefer
it to tha. discrace wherewith I am sure to be di
"raced if I refuse to fierht disgraced even in the
secret hearts of those who preach loudest against
duels disgraced in the eyes oj the jairest portion
of our race eccn in the truritan land : and, sir,
must be permitted to bequeath this legacy to my
children, to write upon my tomb, if 1 die in single
combat : ' He would take the alternative to which
honor pointed !'
Who can loolc to the courts ! JJad men com
bine. It is hard to pick twelve men with charac
ter enough to value character. Your antagonist
it base, can beat you in bringing witnesses ; go
there, and he may prove the lalsehood he utters
and that public opinion upon which you would
have me rely is generally charitable enough to
take sides with slander. Besides, what damages
can compensate for some injuries ? And, at least
how can you distinguish in morals between pub
lie and private war ? All these things are to be
thought of not to justify to account for duelling,
When my nature is changed by the grace of God
when 1 learn to turn one cheek when the other
is slricke?i iclien I become fit for Heaven I will
no longer bo tried by tli3 world, and I will eschew
the duel. It is abominable in the sio-ht of Chris
tianity but I cannot then trust iopublic opinion
1 will not, then even, rely on men. I will be re
signed to suffer und bear all thintrs. I will then
trust alone in Gcd. With my nature unchanged
i cannot bear aiscrace. How lar my conscience
is affected ns on offender against my Maker, is
cnown to Him. I am no infidel ; I am no hypo
Peace is not mere abstinence from blows, and
social order depends more upon well regulated
tongues than upon disciplined arms. And the
Scriptures themselves tell us you cannot bridle
the tongue ships of the sea have helms horses
have bits, but the tongue is an unruly member
Ihe law cannot restrain it a pistol sometimes
Sir, let me not be misunderstood. I repeat that
abhor duelling. My experience is painful on
this mode of settling private feuds. I have chal-
enged and been challenged : three times have 1
been upon the 'bloody ground' seen five shots ex
changed four balls take effect throe limta
wounded, two permanently disabled, and one life
taken ; and, as I hope to be pardoned by Heaven,
had rather be principal at any time than the
second. I do not despise the truly religious and
moral sense of the community. I have been
aught to revere both religion and sound morality.
But what is a man of the world to do ? It is use
less to tell him to seek religion. The terrors of
the Divine law cannot restrain many good men to
fly even eternal wrath. How can human statutes.
then, bind the sense of honor ? What is the man
of honor to do? If he fights nnd survives, he I
walks with the slow-moving finger pointed at him:
he is killed, we are told he ' dies as the fool di-
elli, nnd he go.s down ' unwept, unhonored :' if;
he refuses to fight, he dies the livins; death, and
lives disgraced! Public sentiment is crue the
tatute is unjust.
In the face of an approaching election, I say to
my good constituents 1 have manv very good
arid pious people in my district ; people who pray
for me daily I would obey their wishes sooner
than your laws about duelling. I snv to thptn.
f you are determined I shall not defend myself
wnen assailed, like a true knight, do not send me
1 . . -i
Congress, for I shall just as surely fight, if oc
casion is given, as you send me ; and so I shall
ever continue until the holy religion of the cross
tal es possession of my sold which may God grant
The Distraction of the Church.
What is ' the church' whose peace is so prec
ious ? Is it the Episcopalians, the Methodists, the
Presbyterians, the Baptists, the ' Orthodox' Con
gregationalists, the Unitarians, the Universalists,
or what is it ? If it be composed of these- and like
bodies that have existed since the days of Christ,
distraction must be a good thing ; for, go into th
pale of any sect, and you will find ils members
blessing God for the distraction which made them
a separate body. The greatest and most thorough
distractions you will nnd the most eulogized and
glorified as reformations. Indeed, in no religious
community, unless it be that of the infallible Ro
man, will you not find every thing good traced up
to some distraction of the church ? Why then
fear distraction ?
But, wo ask, (and we are not about to trifle on
these matters,) what honor do those spiritual guides
confer upon the church, or any church, who op
pose in regard to our two and a half millions,
heathenised by avarice, the same sort of action
which has set free 600,000 in the islands of the
sea ? Is the church a dead fund of holiness, which
gets all it can and keeps all it gets and will not
lend a fraction, although for the best and safest cf
purposes? We think not; and we think tha
men who act as if it were, understand gold a,
great deal better than they understand good. Jjk.
ts perfectly safe to abolish slavery, they cannot de.
ny and on their own view of the matter, if safe,,
just righteous. But if Christians utter this
truth, we are told it will distract the church. Then,
there are men in the church who want to keep,
back the truth from its work of justice and righ-.
teousness. Then there arc men in the church
who take part with the slaveholder, from sheer av-.
arice. W e tare mil how such men 'may talk of
their piety towards God, and their zeal to enlarge
His church ; with His blessing, we shall hope to.
distract from them all that is honest and lovely,,
and of good report. We take it for granted there
is such material in every religious community, and
we claim it for the slave. We attack no man's
religion, no man's creed, no man's church office ;
but we claim that no man's office, or creed, or re
ligion, can absolve him from his duty of speaking,
and giving, and voting in behalf of the slave. r
No man can lend his religion to the support of sla
very without bringing it into contempt, a contempt,
of course, for which we are not responsible. Re
ally, to tell the frank truth, though we feel the
ambassadorship of Jesus Christ to be the highest
office that is borne on enrth, we must say, if there
are yet clergymen in Massachusetts, who are in
telligently opposed to the cardinal doctrines and
measures of the anti-slavery cause, they need to
be taught what be the first principles of the doc
trine of Christ. We know how to make allow
ance for other men, but not for ' Jews Christ's
men.' They too busy in promoting His cause to
look at his poor brother, weltering among the
brambles of the hot and dusty way side ! ! We
tell them that though they may be able to turn
our indiscreet attacks upon them to the disadvan
tage of our cause, they will not be able on a fu
ture day, to account for the enhanced degradation
of the slave, or the enhanced infidelity of the free.
Mossach uselts Alolit ion ist ,
The Lady of the First Governor of Ver
mont. Thomas Chittenden, the first Governor
of Vermont, who was a plain farmer, alike remark-,
able for strong native powers of ind and the re
publican simplicity with which he conducted every
thing in his public duties and in his domestic es
tablishment, was once visited by a party of travel
ing fashionables from one of our cities. When
the hour of dinner arrived, Mrs. Chittenden, to the
astonishment of her fair guests, went out and blew
a tin horn for the workmen, who soon arrived ;
when to the still geatcr surprise, and even horror,
of these fair cits, the whole- comnany governor,
his lady, guests, workmen nnd all were invited
to sit down together to the substantial meal
which had been provided for the occasion. After
dinner the ladies were left by themselves, and one
of the guests thought she would take Mrs. Chit
tenden to task for this monstrous violation of the
rules of city gentility to which she had been, as
she thought, so uncourteously made a victim.
" You do not generally sit down to hie same ta
ble with your workmen, I suppose, Mrs. Chitten
den ?" she commenced.
" Why," replied the governor's lady, whose
quick wit instantly appreciated the drift of the oth
er, ' I am almost ashamed to say we generally do,
but I intend soon to mend in this particular. I
was telling the governor this very morning, that
it was an absolute shame that the workmen, who
did all the hard labor, should fare nobetier than we,
who sit so much of the time in the house, doing
ittle or nothing ; and I am determined hereafter
to set two tables, the first and best for the workmen.
and the last and poorest for the governor and my?
self. ween Mountain h.mporium.
Gambling on a Large Scale. The Mobile
Chronicle of the 12th, complains bitterly of the
vast sums which the gamblers will carry off from
that place during the races. It says ' Mobile lost
all' in a race for $10,000 a side, and estimates the
losses of that city in the amusements at $100,000.
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