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THE VOICE OF FREEDOM.
nfilip now veneration in the Sabbath school
and. above all, our million tongued press. Through
nil these shall circulate freedom's life-blood. In
to every one shall be inwrought this glorious doc
trine that MAN IS MAN. The judge before
whom man is claimed as property, shall look to
the hour when he himself shall he jii !ged. He
shall say to himself, ' The founda'.ii:i of law is
JUSTICE- A law which claims man as prop
erty is radically and palpably unjust. It is a mock
ery, an insult, an outrage upon law. No man
can innocently obey it, nor innocently administer
it. I shall recognize no such law. I shall take
it for granted that all human law is consistent with
that divine law which binds trie to love my neigh
bor as myself.' The legislator shall think it his
most important work to make the laws of ii is coun
try such as to encourage honesty, and protect the
innocent. He shall use all his constitutional
functions to avert that ruin which is coming upon
the whole country through the greatest possible
perversion of law. The voter shall hold his vote
sacred to liberty. It shall go for no catididate
who does not honor his forehead with an anti-slavery
frontlet; and for the beet man who does so,
it shall go. No party shall dare to put up any
other candidate. Pro-slavery shall be as fatal a
heresy at the polls as public defalcation, or any
other contempt of law. In all the multifarious
teaching of a nation which is to govern itself, sla
very shall be held up in the light of republican,
Christian and human principles. Our youth shall
be kindled with a holv enthusiasm to carry those
principles triumphantly over the deadly breach in
the walls of our American Bastille. Millions of
tongues shall catch from this theme the eloquence
of the heart That love of liberty which has flour
ished with the mature generation a? a mere pre
judice a prejudice brushed nway by the first con
tact with the unjust gains of oppression shall be
imbedded in their reasoning faculties as a self
evident, fruitful, and indestructible truth. Oh,
there shall be force enough in this phalanx of rising
and growing mind, this irresistible onsweep of the
coming age, to abolish slavery an hundred times
And then the literature that shall grow of all
this, seeking vent in millions of channels, disem
bowelling whole mountains-for the necessary type
metal, shall rain upon slavery " hailstones and
coals of fire." Shame, shame, shame, shall be the
portion of those who will imbrule their fellow im
mortals. From the sermon to the novel ; from
the time conquering epic to the farce of an hour's
laughter, slavery shall get its due. There is a
"tide" in this " literature of the world." It is not
yet high water. But when it is, what dykes are
to turn it back ?
This is the spirit and mode of action on the part
of the North-which is to abolish slavery. Noth
ing else will ever do it. The Anti-Slavery or
ganization only labors to produce this result. Ab
olitionists saw the hope of such a thing dying a
wny. They saw the pro-slavery, colonization, non
interference spirit creeping over the Nortli com
ing up like the foul vermin of Egypt into the most
sacred places, and polluting all that had been con
sidered holy. They banded themselves for a res
cue. They have labored night and day to entice,
argue and shame their fellow citizens into the path
of mercy, justice and honesty. They long to put
on tuo nrmor, nut only in victory. Uet tue mass
of the community move anti-slavery wise, in all
its legions, and the dreaded organization, Simeon
like, will consign itself to dust and worms. God
speed tbj day when it shall thus be laid in the
tomb oi history. Mass. Abolitionist.
From the Youth's Cabinet, July 4.
A Map of Busy Life.''
I have in my hands an interesting paper, called
the "Sentinel and Herald," published at Colum
bus, Ceort'ta, May JO, 1SJ9. Its motto is printed
in capitals"! "WH HOLD THESE TRUTHS
TO BE SELF EVIDENT, THAT ALL MEN
ARE BORN EQUAL." On its first page is a
very affecting story, entitled the "Faithful Slave."
I have copied it under the head of the "Benevolent
and Intrepid Eustace."
That story shows, that at least one colored per
son claims a rank among "all men." Let those
who despise Gods colored children prove their
claim to a rank above him if they can.
The editor of this paper says he "utters the
name of Washington with veneration." He
talks about the "money aristocracy," and mani
fests deep anxiety to prevent "injury to the work
Now turn and read the story of the faithful
slave, and there see how a colored man treated a
white man, who was in his power. Then look
at the motto again, and then read the following
advertisements from the same paper, which show
how the colored people are treated when in the
power of the whites.
"On the first Tuesday in June will be sold, two
mules, also two negro girls, Mace and Vilate,
Mace about eight years of age, Vilate about five,
taken as the property of Joel L. Scarborough, de
ceased. B. 0. Keaton, Deputy Sheriff.
Other Sheriffs sales on the same day include
Hannah, about 18, Isaac 45, W'estly 14, Ann 13,
John, Ben, Abb, Maria., and Grace,, "all young
and likely," one girl, IS or 19 years old, Ned 45,
Harrison 21, May 14, Judy IS, and her child, and
a woii.an named Nancy, age not mentioned.
On the first Tuesday in July, (the day before
yesterday,) the following persons were to be sold
by the sheriff, while you at your happy home,
were preparing ta celebrate American freedom:
"a negro girl levied on as the property of J. C.
Calhoun," "George about 20 years of ago," "Pat
a woman, Chaise a woman, and Leander a girl,
sold as the negro property of Benjamin Briggs,
On the first Tuesday in August, (remember it
when the day comes,) the sheriff will sell three
girls, "Amelia, Nancy and Priscilla, levied on to
snhslv a mortgage."
Among the other property advertised in the
same "lots," are "three cows," "one sow," "two
pots," "one roan horse," "one bay mare, "one pi
nno forie, one marbletop side-board, one sofa,"
Perhaps the waiting maids who were part of
the furniture in the same house with, these Ir.st
named articles, were sold to planters to be lashed
by drivers, instead of being kept in parlors to
Washington gave his dying example iu ho had ji vt;n
his living voice to the cause of eniancipa:on. In tlio.
Uevolution, when the. army was encamped at White
Plains, he gave as a toast,
"Health to the sick anil wounded, honor to the brave,
success to the American flag, and FREEDOM TO THE
show Northern visiters the happiness of slaves.
Among those who are advertised as having
made use of their "equal" and "self-svidpnt"
"right" "to the pursuit of happiness," there is "one
boy named Junius, blind of one eye, and a pearl
on the other." Yet'it seems he had seen (or
felt.) so much of the horrors of slavery that he de-
tcnnined to grope away irom it. tie is oi so lit
tle value that only five dollars reward is offered
to anv one who will bring him back to slavery.
Perhaps his master wishes to make an example of
One man who had escaped is a bright mulatto,
a blacksmith by trade. lie probably thought he
had as good a sight to travel North as his white
father and half-brothhrs, especially as he worked
at the anvil for the money which they spend in
travelling, and then he had to bear his own ex
penses when he travelled.
One traveller is "a likely neoro boy named
Ben, 45 or 50 years of rtge.-hair considerably
gray. No other mark particularly remembered.
He is also inielligeiil." Too intelligent to be a
slave, it seems.
So much for one Southern paper. This last
advertiser, perhaps, did not remember marls so
well as the one who advertises in the Southern
Whig of June 14, 1S39, as follows : "Ranaway
my man Bill. He is a carpenter. He was rais
ed in WASHINGTON, Georgia, nnd is suppos
ed to have a wife there. Hols VERY MUCH
MARKED WITH THE WHIP." Whether the
carpenter has a wife or not seems to have been
little thought of, but ho is "supposed" to have one.
Perhaps he got his "marks' because he tried to
go and see her.
Let us think of these things while we sing,
"Hail Columbia ! Happy land !"
THE VOICE OP FREEDOM.
MONTPEIiER, SATURDAY, JULY 27, 1839.
Mr. Tracy Pertinent Questions.
The following article from the venerable father
in the ministry, Ki.ui Bailey, is in all sincerity
commended to the notice of the editor of the Ver
mont Chronicle, and all others, who professedly
hold slavery to be "a moral and political evil,"
and still maintain an attitude of avowed hostility
to the American Anti-Slavery Society and its
auxiliaries. The importance of the principles in
volved in te subject-matter, as well as the high
respectability of the source whence the inquiries
emanate, should gain for them a careful consider
ation and candid answers. That the editor of
the Chronicle recognizes the duty of associated,
sijstcmalic efforts for the removal of "moral and
political evils, is manifest from the uniform sup
port he has yielded to associations formed for the
suppression of intemperance, not to mention oth
er examples. He finds it neither difficult nor in
consistent to rally under the banner of total ab
stinence, shoulder to shoulder with such men as
Russell Streetev ami Warren Skinner. He has
no notion of halting in the tempcarance march to
bandy words with such "leaders." Their enlist
tnent under the total abstinence banner is, rather.
hailed as a happy augury of success in the com
mon cause. I he Chronicle gives no qnartcr to
Dr. ' Hopkins' notion of separating tares and
wheat, or of straining out the leaven.' Muc
less does the editor go with Dr. Channinr the
full length of repudiating all associations for re
form. We repeat, the Chronicle goes for associ
ated action against most of the acknowledged
popular evils, moral and political. We respect
fully but earnestly join our venerable father, in
the inquiry, why is an exception made of the
moral and political evil of SLAVERY ? Why
does the Vermont Chronicle, the accredited or
gan of Congregationalism1 in Vermont, cast the
whole weight of its influence against the only
association in the United States having for its ob
ject the overthrow of the "moral and political e-
vil"of slavery- an evil too, of which "all men
are bound to attempt the immediate and entire re
nioval ?" Why is the existence of slavery in the
church treated as a peccadillo, hardly demanding
an hour's discussion in thennual conference ?
Why no cheering on of the host who have en
isled in a most righteous but unpopular cause ?
Why this cold, stiff, distant aspect, when such an
evil is bearing down with mountain weight up
on the land ? Why no response to the wail of
millions of American heathen ? If the present
organization for the overthrow of slavery is so
faulty on the score of its principles or its meas
ures, that men cannot join the anti-slavery pha
lanx, let them form another grand division of the
troops. We are willing that the new division, ll
they want "leaders," should make their election,
Let them equip with arms of their own choosing.
Let them adopt distinctive badges, so that no. man
may mistake them as belonging to the old conti
nental line. Raise your flag! Open your re
cruiting rendezvous ! Beat up for volunteers !
Let no man, who holds that "slavery is a moral
and political evil," ask to ke an "exempt." We
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nnve no privileged exempts m this, war no
furlough during the revolution,
For the Voice of Freedom.
President Lord's Letter Mr. Tracy,
Mr. Editor, In his excellent letter, published
in the Vermont Chronicle, July 10th, 1S39, Pres
dent Lord says, "I am an abolitionist. I hold to
the moral nnd political evil of slavery; and to the
corresponding obligation of all men to attempt the
immediate and entire removal of it, according to
their best judgment, and in such modes of action
as are proper in respect to other moral and patri
otic enterprises. I am as truly for abolition as for
Christianity, believing them essentially related."
And in the same paper, the editor says, "In regard
to slavery and emancipation, &c, President Lord
and the Vermont Chronicle, so far as we can see,
agree entirely." This is good, and I cannot see
why Brother Tracy, and others, who hold to the
moral and political evil of slavery, should not
manifest their faith by their works. For they
know that " faith without works is dead, - being
alone." If slavery is a political and moral evil,
and all men are bound to attempt the immediate
and entire removal of it, why should not every
man put his hand to the work ? I can easily see
why a man should not act, who sees no evil in
slavery, who believes it sanctioned by tho Bible,
or who cares not what its moral character is ; but
really I cannot see why a man should not carry
out his convictions into practice, and prove the
sincerity of his faith by his works,
But those " journalists and other leaders, who
figure in the present nntislavery movement" are
suspicious characters, and must be avoided. Well,
Brother Tracy, look around on the journalists and
other leading men, who are figuring in the anti
slavery movements, nnd if you can't extend your
charity to them, or unite with them in their hon
est attempts to put down a lad cause, a cause
which you admit is both politically and morally
evil, then attempt to do the work in your own
way. We should be glad to have your counsel
and assistance in putting down slavery ; but if we
are so bad, that you can have no fellowship with
us, then turn to the right hand, or to the left.
The whole land is before you, and you may oc
cupy what part you please, organize as you. please,
and act against the enemy in your own way, and
under your own leaders. Only act against slave
ry "according to your best judgment," with an
honest desire to put it down immediately and en
tirely, and we will rejoice, and bid you God
speed. We will not throw obstacles in your
way, hedge up your paths, or sit indifferent spect
ators while you are facing the enemy ,and jeopardi
zing your lives upon the high places of the field.
And why should you not come up to the help
of the Lord against the mighty? You must be
sensible that the battle is waxing hotter & hotter, &
soon there will be no neuter ground.on which a man
can stand with safety. And why should you wish
for such ground, when you hold with President
Lord, that all men are under obligation to attempt
the immediate and entire removal of slavery, and
that abolition and Christianity are essentially re
lated? This 1 belive, and therefore I act. If you
embrace the ssme creed, why should you not act
also ? You say that slavery is a political and
moral evil, and that you, and every other man,
are under obligation to attempt its immediate
destruction. This is the very thing that we wish
you and every man to do. Attempt the thing,
and attempt it according to your best judgme nt.
We earnestly request you to make the attempt.
Unite all your strength, assemble and consult, and
act. We ask you again, why you will not carry
out your own declaration, attempt what your duty
requires, act with a fixed determination to remove
the great evil of slavery ? And we confess, that
we nre utterly at a loss for a good reason, why
all, who agree in the views of President Lord
should not be actively employed to put down sla
very, which according to their own showing
both a political and moral evil.
The Enemy Housed!
The latent opposition to the cause of emanci
pation is beginning to manifest itself with a bolder
front. The Abolitionists of Vermont may be as
sured that the "tug of our holy war is yet to
come. A lew leading colonizatioiusts, startled at
the progress of anti-slavery sentiment, seem de
termincd to make a desperate effort to cripple and
cry down every man who cries aloud lor the
dumb, and snares not the time-serving. The on
set was begun at Montpelier very soon after Mr
Seely entered the field as an anti-slavery agent,
In the opinion of some who had been among his
warmest friends and admirers, his enlistment in
this cause would injure his influence, curtail his
usefulness, and all that. Such prognosticators
have since been busy in circulating calumnious
reports. It seems a kindred spirit has developed
itself on the We3t of the Mountains. The fol
lowing, which we copy from the last Telegraph, is
quite as well culculated for the meridian of Mont
pelier as that of Brandon. Those who have un
lertaken to cry down Joab Seely by wholesale
clamor will find in the end the fulfilment of the
scripture "one shall chase a thousand." We a
gain commend this brother to the best regards of
the friends of God and man.
From the Vt. Telegraph.
A Challenge to certain Slanderers.
Rash and severe as I have by some been sup
posed to be, my readers will bear me testimony
that I have not often used the word "challenge.
It is not a word for ordinary use. And yet it is
a very proper word for its proper place on proper
occasions. Such an occasion I think there now
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is. 1 am, tnereiore, aooui u uiiow uui tt
JoAn Seely, known extensively in Vermont,
heretofore, as an agent for the Bible Society, hps
recently been prevailed upon by the Executive
Committeo of the Vermont Anti-Slavery Society,
to become their General Agent, with instructions
to lecture and collect funds. In performing his
official duties, brother Seely came to Brandon, two
weeks and a half ago, and commenced operations.
lie has spent a considerable part ol the time since,
and has succeeded wonderfully having received
subscriptions amounting to more than three hun
dred dollars .'
This unparalleled success in the cause of right
eousness, in our town, has made the "enemy of
all righteousness" exceedingly mad, and agents
have been enlistc-d to do his diabolical work, or
whom better things ought to have been expected.
Certain slanderous reports have been maliciously
and dilligently circulated, until sorry I am to
learn it, individuals belonging to the "respecta
ble" part of our community" have so far lost their
sense of propriety and decency, and their regard
for the good people of this vicinity, as to indulge
themselves in rude, unchristian and umanly con
duct towards one who has given them no cause of
provocation. I beseech these my fellow towns
men to pause and reflect, before they plunge
themselves deeper in shame and guilt.
And now, to set the matter all right, at once, as
one of the Executive Committee of the Vermont
Anti-Slavery Society and I venture to speak in
behalf of the whole Committee I challenge each
and every person who has been engaged, or is en
gaged, in circulating charges or reports against
Joab Seely, with a view to injuring him person
ally, or the cause in which he is laboring, to bring
facts, or a single fact, to substantiate any of these
charges or reports. 1 he 1 elcgraph shall be your
medium of commvnicution. Sustain yourselves,
therefore, or suffer yoitrselvcs hereby to be branded
as slanderers !
I have delayed the press, to say thus much on
the subject, at this time. More, hereafter, if there
Colonization Elliot Cresson.
We learn by a notice in the Vermont Chroni
icle, duly signed by the President of the Vermont
Colonization Society, that the redoubtable Mr. El
liot Cresson, " a gentleman of great respectabili
ty," who formally presented the project of re
building Pennsylvania Hall as a public nuisance,
is about to revisit Vermont " to give information
on the important subject of African Colonization,"
Information ! Why, Mr. Cresson, the people
of Vermont are already in possession of quite too
much information on this subject to allow of their
being duped by the Janus-faced abomination.
The intelligent and philanthropic citizens of this
state have found out a more excellent way of ap
propriating their charities than for the purpose of
shipping Americans to the slaveholder's Botany
Bay. If colored Americans must be sent out of
the country, in mercy send them to Upper, Cana
da to join the 10,000 self-emancipated men and
women, who have run the gauntlet thro' the free
North to Victoria's dominions ! There, they may
enjoy in reality, what lias only been held out in
prospect by the gubernatorial speculators of Bassa
Cove. Or, what would be still better, let them
be furnished with the means of removal to Anti
gua or Jamaica, where they are wanted to work
out the experiment.
We here throw in an item of "information"
from the Society's official magazine. It is from
the pen of his X L N C Governor Pinncy, who
has figured as a champion of Colonization in
Pennsylvania for some time past :
Extract of a letter from Mr. Pinney to the Secre
tary of the Western Foreign Missionary Board.
" The Colonists are very ignorant of every
thingabout the interior; except of the tribes along
the coast, nothing at all is known, and of them
little but their manner of traffic. Nothing has
been done for the natives, hitherto, by the colo
nists, except to educate a few who were in their
families in the capacity of servants. The natives
are, as to wealth and intellectual cultivation, rela
ted to the colonists as the negro of America is to
the white man ; and this fact, added to their mode
of dress, which consists of nothing, usually, but a
handkerchief around the loins, leans to the same
distintlion as exists in America between colors.
A colonist of any dye (and many there are of a
darker hue than the Vey, or Dey, or Kroo, or
Bassa,) would, if at all respectable, think himself
degraded by marrying a native. The natives are
in fact menials, (I mean those in town,) and sor
ry am I to be obliged to say, from my limited ob
servation, it is evident that as little effort is made
by the colonists to elevate them, as is usually
made by the higher classes in the United States
to better the lower. AJrican liejms. vol. l,p. 00
The above needs no comment. In conclusion
we ask the attention of honest colonizationists
the following interrogatories, originally propound
ed to the public by Charles Stuart :
1. How long will it take to christianize heathen
nations, by sending the most corrupt, depraved &
abandoned people ol the United btates, as mis
sionaries to them ?
2. If benevolence to Africa be our motive, can
we send the worst part of our population thither?
J. 11 benevolence to ourselves be our motive
can we send away the best of that worst part, lea
ving the worst without any leaven of good, to pu
trify and rankle among us ?
4. If benevolence to that worst part, be our mo
tive, can we send them away irom our liberty and
our light, and our laws, and our power, and our
benevolence, to a loreign, uncivilized, and heathen
5. If gratification of prejudice be our motive,
how much better is it, to yield to prejudice than
to crucily it to Hatter, than to give it no quar
3. If it be true, that every sinner must repent
or perish, what must be the fate of those who
strive to put away the annoyance produced by an
evil, without repenting of the sin w hich produces
Vt. Colonization Society.
About ten days previous to the meeting of this
society, last October, the then Secretary, Mr.
Thacher of Tunbridge, notified the President that
he should be unable, in consequence of other en
gagements, to prepare a report to be submitted at
the coming meeting. Whereupon the President
addressed a note to Rev. Mr. Wright, the former
secretary, requesting him to perform that service.
Mr. Wright did prepare a report, which was for
warded to be read at the annual meeting, but. the
report was not read, Possibly it did not arrive
n season, or, possibly it was too thoroughly satu-
rated with abolition sentiments to serve the cause
To provide against any failure of this sort in
future, the society, at the last meeting appointed
two secretaries, viz. Rev. Austin Ilazen, of Ber
lin, and Piev. Daniel Wild, of Brookfield. Both
gentlemen, we have been told, were absent at the
time of their appointment, and have since express
ed a wish to be excused from the service. Mr.
Wild has just made his determination public in.
the following note to the Vermont Chronicle :
Mr. Tracy, It is well known to the readers
of the Chronicle that my name was made use of
last fall as Secretary of the Vt. Col. Society ; and
as I was ignorant of this till the Chronicle inform
ed me of it, I wish through the same medium, to
decline that service ; at the same time, expressing
my gratitude to the Society for this expression of
One reason for my declining, is the pressure of
I wish further to state that I have intimated to
some an intention to throw into the columns of
some paper my views of colonization and slavery.
But as these are very excitable subjects, as my
language may be misconstrued, and I be obliged
to reply and reply again, and have the mortifica
tion of being misunderstood at last, I refrain, at
present, from doing this. Meanwhile I would
assure all, who may wish for my views on these
topics, that they may have them freely, without
duplicity and with good feeling, when called for,,
on all suitable occasions.
Brookfield, July 19, 1S39.
We commend Mr. Wild for his good sense in
resigning trje secretaryship. We regret that he
does not see it his duty to state more explicitly
" the reasons which impelled" him " to tho sepa
ration." If he is satisfied that the American Col
onization Society is an ally of slavery, pledged.
against the cause of emancipation, immediate or
remote, the avowal of his opinions might be use
ful. We have no doubt there are scores of min
isters in New England who are suffering painful
lacerations of conscience on this same subject.
How honorable would it be to their piety to break
off from the strange alliance, openly confessing
their error like the high-souled Birney or the be
nevolent Gerrit Smith !
The readers of the Voice of Freedom doubtless
suppose that they have in that paper the whole of
the correspondence between the Rev. Mr. Bliss
and President Lord ; whereas the editor has omit
ted more than one third of it. Vt. Chronicle.
The omitted part consists of a long letter pub
lished by Mr. Bliss by way of rejoinder. Having
given one letter on each side, there is no just
ground of complaint. Besides, the second letter
is little else than a repetition of the first, interlar
ded with a few dashes of pro-slavery indignation..
Case of Holmes.
The hearing in the case of Holmes came on in
the Supreme Court for this county, on Saturday
last. Present, Judges Royce, Cohamer, Red field
and Bennett. Counsel for the prisoner, Messrs.
Van Ness and Maeck ; on the other side, Charles
Adams, Esq. The discussion occupied the whole
day, and drew together a full house. The opin
ion of the Court not having been announced, it
would be premature, not to say disrespectful to of
fer any remarks involving the merits of the case..
The following piece appears without comment
in the last Rutland Herald, a Clay paper. " E.
Child" writes much like a "child of the devil."
Why don't he go to the South ? He is plainly out
ol" his sphere among the freedom-breathing hilis
of Pittsfield. He will yet be amazed that any
man out of an insane hospital could write out such
slavishness and subscribe it with his own name.
Shame, shame on the recreant Vermonter !
To the editor of the Rutland Herald :
In looking over your paper of the 15th inst. I
noticed the doings of the Vt. Anti-Slavery Socie
ty, at their meeting in Rutland, June 23th, 1339,
and I am free to confess, that my sensibilities were
greatly excited, in reading the expressions of that
society. Such a set of abusive and childish reso
lutions, wa3 perhaps never adopted by the most
degraded demagogues in the United States. Had
such reckless expressions escaped the lips of those
splenetic missionaries who are engaged in the ab
olition crusade, and fattening on the credulity of
the uninformed, and who lire pensioned for their
mirepresentations ; or even from the hirelings of
the press, who smile at the simplicity and credu
lity of their readers, pocket the dirty pence, and,
like the Hollander on the coast of Japan, who to
outstrip others in trade, trample on the cross of
the Saviour, they would have merited scarcely
a passing notice. Jjiu when contemplating the
source from whence these resolutions emanated ;
the hiffh stations enjoyed ; the holy vocations pur
sued by a large number of that convention, (whose
"professed object is persuasive,") we must at once
admit the doctrine of 'total moral depravity.' That
any oouy oi civinzeu men, out more especially pro
r r a- u.i i- - i ii - .
fessors of our holy religion, should with their scor
pion tongues, b?eathe forth malice and wrath a-
gainst brethren, in language applicable to no one
except devils and damned spirits, 'stealing the li
very ol lugli heaven to serve the devil in, in
true style. The very first resolution adopted by
that imaculate body of professors, is, in language
like the following : " Slavery is the turn of all til
lanies, the monopoly of all wrong, the first in the
roll of infamy, inctiable meanness without a par
allel, the daily transgression of every command of
Such is a specimen of abolition principles : such
are the slanderous and libellous epithets bestowed
on brethren who ask for nothing more than to live
in theexcicise of those rights (?)and privileges pur
chased by the blood and treasure of their ances
tors, and guaranteed to them, their descendants,
by the Constitution of the United States,
Pittsfield, July 20, 1S39.