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From the Massachusetts Abolitionist.
Wt copy the following tinea from Ihe works of Hannah
More. We would. rail the attention of our own country
men to them, and ask how long will ye defer the work of
mercy, untain has begun the work. She has knoc'swl
off the chains from 800,000 slaves.. To-dny August 1,
is the anniversary of thnt glorious event.. A happy jubi
lee to the redeemed captives. God speed the duv when
our two and a half millions shall lift their unfettered arms,
and unite with Britain's emancipated ones in shouting
praises of thanksgiving for their deliverance from oppres
sion. .
Shall Britain, where the son! of freedom reigns,
forge chains for others she herself disdains?
Forbid it, Heaven! Oh let the nations know
The liberty she loves, she will bestow;
Not to herself the glorious gift confined,
She spreads the blessing wide as human kind;
And, scorning narrow views of time and place,
Bids all be free in earth's extended space.
What page of human annals can record
A deed so bright as human right's restored !
O may that god-like deed, that shining page, .
Redeem our fame, and consecrate our age!
And let this glory mark our favored shore,
To curb false Freedom and the true restore.
And see, the cherub Mercy from above,
Descending softly, quits the sphere of love!
On Britain's isle she sheds her heavenly dew;
And breathes her spirit o'er the enlightened few,
From soul to soul the enlightened inflnence steals,
Till every breast the soft contagion feels.
She speeds, exulting, to the burning shore,
With the best message angel ever bore;
Hark ! 'tis the note which spoke a Saviour's birth!'.
Glory to God on high,, and peace on-earth!
She vindicates the pow'r in Heaven adored,
She stills the clank of chains, and sheaths the sword;
She cheers the mourner, and with soothing hands
From bursting hearts unbinds th' oppressor's bands;
Restores the lustre of the Christian name,
And clears the foulest blot that dimmed its fume.
As the mild spirit hovers o'er the coast,
A fresher hue their withered landscapes boast ;
Her healing smiles the ruined scenes repair,
And blasted Nature wears a joyous air;
While she proclaims thro' all their spicy groves,
4 Henceforth your fruits, your labours, and your loves,
'All that your sires possessed, or you have sown,
Sacred from plunder all is now your own.'.
And now, her high commission from above, .
Stamp'd with the holy characters of love,
The meek-eyed spirit waving in her hand, .
HreatheB manumission o'er the rescu'd land;
She tears the banner stained with blood and tears,
And, Liberty! thy shining standard rears!
As the bright ensign's glory she displays.
See pale Oppression faints beneath the blajo!
The giant dies! no more his frown appals,
The chain, untouched, drops off, the fetter fills.
Astonished Echo tells the vocal shore,
Oppression's fall'n and Slavery is no more!
' The dusky myriads crowd the sultry plain,..
And hail that Mercy long invoked in vain.
Victorious Pow'r! she bursts their two-fold bands,
And Faith and Freedom spring from Britain's hands.
daughter did not leave the spot before midnight,
and her cries nppnlled the stoutest hearts around
her. Twenty dollars were raised among the
spectators, but when, handed her, she exclaimed,
'No ! no 1 give me my father !"
Poor girl, she called in vain. Thnt father was
in other presence. She was borne from the place
by some friends.nnd when I left the (spot, the light
ness of heart which had drawn me to the scene
had departed, and I felt it almost a sin to be hnp
py amid the wretchedness man makes, for himself.
Indian ,
From the Evangelist.
John Kiilge--Tlie Cheroliee
The newspapers announce the assassination o.r
John Ridge, and Major Kidge, his father. Both
these individuals were extensively known. Ridge
segmor, called in Ins own nation ami elsewhere
Major liidge, was a distinguished chief in the
Cherokee nation ; has frequently visited Wash
ington, and was a man of uncommon ability and
influence. His sort John was educated at the
Cornwall School in Connecticut, where he married
u respectable white lady. She .accompanied him
back to his tribe, and is now, with her children,
west of trie Mississippi, at the late residence of her
husband, Money Creek, near the corner of Arkan
sas and Missouri.
John Ridge was about 38 years of age ; was
formerly a pactioing attorney among the Cbero-
kees ; and at one time, president of the Senate of
that nation. In the year 18152, he and lMias liou
dinot, both Cherokees, visited this city, Boston,
&c. and addressed several meetings on behalf of
their nation. Those who saw and heard Mr.
Kidge, will remember his gentlemanly bearing and
stirring eloquence. A ta subsequent period, Messrs.
Ridge, father and son, were induced to cease their
opposition to the removal of the Cherokees west
of ihe Mississppi, and to become t!-.e warm advo
cates of that measure. Mr. Ross, and the party a
inong the nation who opposed the removal, accused
Major Ridge and his son of having been bribed to
forsake what they considered the true interests of
their people. And the sudden and ample means
possessed by Messrs. Kidge seemed to evince that
if not bribed, they had partaken largely of the
' loaves and fishes.' so bountifully scattered by our
government to make the Cherokees willing to re
lay, Hindooston or the Chinese coast
ands on the Indian ocean.
or from isl-
And thou great source of Nature and of Grace,
Who of one blood didst form the human race;
Look down in mercy in thy chosen time,'.
With equal eye on Afric's suff'ring clime:
Disperse her shades of intellectual night,
Repeat thy high behest 'Let there be Light!
Bring each benighted soul, gleat God, to Thee,
And with thy wide salvation make them free!
Sinc i the emigration of the Cherokees to
west of the ' Father of Waters,' John Ridge
been engaged in trade, and has visited this
two or three times, where he has purchased good:
la.-ffelv. His last visit was in Mav. when he naid
for the principle part of his purchases in post notes
of the United States Bank, lie was accompan
ied by two young gentlemen of the Cherokee na
tion, who were also engaged in trade.
Both Major Ridge and his son were slavehold
ers! John Ridge outvied many of fairer com
plexion in his prejudice against skin of the Afri
can dye ; and made himself somewhat ridiculous
at the collation given on board the Great Western,
at the first arrival of that steamer in this port, by
some remarks he made in allusion to people ol
color, although his speech on that occasion was
considered in other respects a specimen of .elo
quence., fie was fond of distinction, wealth, and
power was pleased with rich apparel and orna
ments was jealous of his supposed rights ; but
was enternrisnip;, possessed raro nbrlilres, and
eeined'tobe an affectionate husba'iid and father,
The Lnd of the Dkunkokd;. A-New York
correspondent of the United States Gazette, de
scribing an evening on the Battery, concludes his
letter witn tins aflectmg incident. iv. 1. Spccta
A crowd had gathered near the gate at4 the
southern extremity of tne Battery, and 'Severn
voices rose at the same moment upon the air, cry
inir for vengeance upon a tattered form, that reel
ed into the enclosure, in a beastly state of intoxi
cation. He was apparently a'Cjut fifty years of
age, ana was lollowed by a young, beautiful, and
interesting girl, not out of her teens. A moment
before I saw hurt, he had raised bis arm, and
struck this lovely, being to-tho--earth. For this the
crowd were pursuing him, and would doubtless
have commuted some summary act upon the ine
briated wretch, had not the same delicate form in
terposed to prevent the consummation of the deed.
She approached timidly and fondly begged tbe
monster to go home. He swore by the living God
that he never would return. Little did he think,
ns he uttered the oath, that the vengeance of that
God his sacrilegious lips profaned, was at that mo
ment nanging over him, and that the ancel of
W . t L . i .
ucam was waning upon tne waters to bear him,
with all his sins upon his head, into llie presence of
the Creator he had mocked.
He shook the fair girl from him with a curse,
and stagyered to the railing. A cluster of boats
was at some distance from the shore, and a few voi
ces were singing one of Russell's songs. The
druukard contrived to clamber on the uppermost
rail, and having seated himself, called to the sinc
ere to perform something lively, or "d n his eves,
he would come out there,, and sing for himself I"
These were the last words he uttered. In endeav
oring1 to change his position, his foot slipped, and
Jia fell into the waters to rise no more. Great
exertions were .nade by the boats to render him
assistance, and more than one daring .follow plung
ed into the sea ; but all i vaiii ln3 body has
not yet been recovered. The . tide was running
strong at the time, and we may hear of his body
being washed upon the opposite shore in a few
days. .
The poof girl was almost frantic she rushed
1o the water's edge, crying "father ! dear, dear fa
ther! For Heaven's sake, save my father !" It
was indeed her father. He had once enjoyed a
handsome property, but liquor ruined him. He
sold his house lor it, and at last his- garments,
lira wife had died from wanr arid his daughter
had supported him and three brothers by the la
bor of her hands. He swore he would 'never a
gain enter her house, because she would not give
him liquor he cursed her, and died while a curse
against himself yet hung upon his lips. The
Splendid Aquatic Phenomenon. On Friday
last we beheld, in common with our citizens gen
erally, one of the most sublime and splendid a juat-
tc phenomenon we ever witnessed in out river.
About M o clock n black cloud passed over our
bay, and no sooner had it cast its shadow upon
the water, than there arose a most magnificent wa
ler spoil', which reared its lofty head until it uni
ted with the cloud, wilh which it continued to
travel, crossing the bay from 'Jailer's Point to the
neighborhood of Grassy Point, where, driven by
an adverse current oi wmu in an opposite oirec
lion, it purled its connection with the cloud, and
disappeared. At one time, though at the distance
cf three miles, it assumed in appearance a magni
tude in circumference ninth larger than a hogs
.head stood like a perpendicular column, and
through tlv;' transparent mist which surrounded it
large Louies ol water, o t'-n times streams large
than a man's body! cou'ld be seen whirling and
twisting up to the overhanging cloud, at the height
perhaps ot o.OUO feet.
.Where the column connected with the cloud
cssnmed life appearance of a funneketribiv.cinc the
entire circumference of the-elotild, while its base
appeared a dense mass of fog. Its dissolution
commenced at or near the cloud, and a the mo
ment of ?-ptiration vast qu.-intiti'ps of water couh
be seen whirling down through the column o(
mist, until the whole was dissolved and disapnerr
eu in the . waters ol the Lay. i he moment was
propitious for the grand display. The heavens a
round us were shaded by. a black and angry cloud
the m cast his brighest rays on llie mountains
of Rockland beyond, which trave to the column a
leautiftil transparent nppear.ince while the heavy
thunder, rolling in the distance, and the vivid
flashes of lightning, added-tin awful solemnity to
the scene. Hudson Rivrr Chronicle.
From the Texas Star.
Discovery of Mummies, at Durano, Mexico.
A million ol mummies it is stated, have lately
been discovered in the environs of Durango in
Mexico. They are in a sitting posture, but have
the same wrappings, bands and ornaments of the
Egyptian. Among them was found a poniard of
flint, with n sculptured handle, rhaplets, necklaces,
&c, of alternately colored betid, fragments of
bones polished like ivory, fine worked elastic, tis
sues, (probably our modern India rubber clotn,)
moccasins worked like those ol our Indians, bones
of vipers, tic. It remains t) continue these inter
esting researches, and America will become anoth
er Egypt to antiquarians, nnd her ruins will go
uaeu to the o4dest periods of the world, showing,
doubtless, that tho ancestors of the- Monlezu'mas
lived on the Nile, and that their luxurious civiliza
tion was broken up and overpowered by the hardy
hordes of Asiatic Tartars, who came down from
Berring's Straits and the Rocky Mountains. Tbe
scenes of Attiln and Alaric in Rome nnd Greece.
were rehearsed at an earlier day on the shores of
Californa and the plains of Mexico. It is un
known of the mummies above mentioned what
kind of embalmment was used, or whether it was
nitrous depositions in the caves where they were
found. A fact of importance is stated, that the
shells of the necltlacps are of a marine shell found
at Zacateeas, on the Pacific, where the Columbus
of their forefathers probably landed from the Ma-
Frora Neal's Oration.
The Supremacy of taw.
" Would they " (our fathers) " suffer tho law to
be trampled to death under the hoofs of the mul
titude ? Would they suffir the reign of terror to
be established every where throughout our bor
ders. nay in the very heart of New-England
within the. inner bulwark of our strength ? Would
men and women be forbiddenn to gather them
selves together "for consultation or discussion
whether of a political or religious nature ? Would
the rights of the few be outraged, because they
were ihe rights of the few ? Would the rights of
the many the saord rights of all indeed, he open
ly derided ? the high places of the land wasted
with fire, or polluted with blood the best regula
ted communities among us the descendants ol
the Pilgrims, the inhabitants of a ctty consecrated
to brotherly love the chief sanctuaries heretofore
of Law and Order would Boston, and Charles
town, and Baltimore, and Philadelphia, be aban
doned without remorse, or'shame, or compunction,
to the blind and brutal passions of the multi
tude ? to
' The torch, the torrent of the mob !'
Would such things be could they ever be in
a country like ours, if we had not forgotten both
our history and ourselves? Was it for this that
the battles of the Revolution ' were fought ? for
this ! that our immediate fathers and grandfathers
poured out their blood like a torrent, and offered
up w hole armies and cities in sacrifice ! Beiieve
ye that theirs was the struggle for party ? a thirst
for dominion ? a toiling and battling after earthly
power ?
And w hat if they did, in the earlier outbreak
of their tempestuous indignation, which burst upon
the world
' Like sheets of fire in their descent
' Through midnight's parting firmament ! '
what if they did under the exasperation of long
continued outrage upon their constitutional rights
rights which they were born w ith as English
men : rierhts which they were entitled to as the
children of Eiicrlishmeri what if they did so far
forfret themselves and their nlleniance to law, as
to set aside the law for once and for a singli
hour while they did execution not upon men
women and child.en, not upon churches and
sanctuaries houses and halls but upon a ship
in Boston harbor ; emptying her treasures into the
sea treasures to them like the spices and mvrrl
of the East, more needed and more enjoyed than
" barbaric pearl and gold," What if they did so
forget themselves lor once, and lor a single hour f
Is that to excuse or justify nay to sanctify any
of the doings of the mobs, whether of the well-
dressed or well educated, or of the ragged and
filthy, which owinsr to the neglect of the sober-
minded, have held dominion over the sober- mind
ed, orderly citizens of this Republic ? If so belter
had ii been for us and our posterity better for
our c'.i iraeter and theirs b:tter for our self-respect
and our usefulness, our hopes and our happiness
and better for the world ten thousand times over
had those ships been left unmolested in Boston
harbor, as they were at Philadelphia, New-York
and Charleston : freighted with pestilence though
they were, ready to find its way through every
channel of life, and over the whole length and
breadth of the laud 1
If Lynch-law is to find favor if religious asv
lums full of women and children, arc to be sacked
nnd pillaged at midnight, and wasted with fire
1 1 Ice a citadel carried by storm ii whole ctlies are
to be given up to the dominion of the mob if ab
olition riots are to be excused how know we that
these very things are not a judgment upon us for
for that s'ligle transgression ot our lathers, whet
forgetting that- Order is Nature's first law," they
trampled order under foot, and offered ft question
able saeriliee to the uod whom they desire to pre
pitiate. Order is of itself Law, and the perfec
tion of Law ; including all the consequences and
attributes of Law obedience and conscientious
ness, and a trusting and patient faith.
Freedom of Opinion.
What barrier is there against the universal
espotism of public opinion in this country, butin-
r- i 5 Tt..- i.. t i .
dividual freedom ? Who is to stand up here, but
tho pnsassor of that h 1 i .d.mendance ? Then
i no ling,no sultati, no noble, no privileged class ;
nobody else to stand against it. If you yield this
point, il you are forever making compromises, if
all men do this, if the entire policy of private life
here, is to escape opposition ai.d reproach, every
till iia will be swept beneath the popular wave.
There will be no individuality, no hardihood, no
high and stern resolve, no self-subsistence, no fear-
le; s dignity, no glorious manhood of mind left a-
mong us. l lie holy ol our lathers virtue, will
be trodden under foot, by their unworthy sons.
They feared not to stand up against kings and no
bles, and parliament people. Better did they ac
count it, that their lonely bark should sweep the
wide sea in freedom happier were they, when
their sails swelled to the storm of winter, than to
e slaves in palaces of ease. Sweeter to their ear
was the music of the gale, that shrieked in their
broken cordage, than the voice at home that said,
" si.bmit and you shall have rest." And when
they reached this wild shore, and built their alttr,
md knelt upon the frozen snow and flinty rock to
worship, they built tlie altar of freedom, to indi
vidual freedom, freedom of concience and opinion ;
and their noble prayer was, that their children
might be thus free. Let their sons remember the
prayer of their extremity, and in the great bequest
which their magnanimity has lelt us. (J. Ih'tvey.
in week day schools. Deducting loss of mem
bers by death, exclusion, &c, there was during
the year ending in May, a clear increase of 2617
members, 3138 inquiries, 2966 day scholars, and
2563 Sabbath scholars. There are also 577
scholars in evening schools. The total population
is given at 311,600, omitting two parishes in which
the Mission have no stations. This has been ac
complished among a population who till wiihin a
few months were in a state of bondage. Weie
slavery to be abolished in this country, what a r
field would otirsoiUhern states present for mission
ary labor ? Let us pray God to speed the day
and not only pray, but make use of every lawful
mean to set the bondman free. For the above
facts we are indebted to the Emancipator.
A sharp reply. Some years ago, as the late
Rev. Dr. Pringle, of Perth was taking a walk one
summer nfternoon upon the Inch, two young beaux
took it into their heads to break a jest upon the
old parson. Walking briskly up to him, and ma
king their bow politely, they asked him if he
coujj tell them the color of the devil's wig? The
worthy clergyman surveying them attentively a
few seconds, made the following reply : " Truly
here is a most surprising case ! Two men have
served a master all the days of their life and don't
know the color of his wig !"
Jill. . IK. rilELPS'
A new nnd valuable remedy for all diseases
arising from impurities of the blood,
Morbid Secretions of the Liver
and Stomach,
in FEVERS, and all Billions diseases, and
for ordinary Family Physic.
This popular Medicine which has received such general
approbation as a remedy for Dyspepsia, Billions and Acid
stomachs. Jaundice, Heartburn, Vostiveness, tieaa-
ache &c. &c, and which is now prescribed by many of the
most respectable Physicians, is for sale by authorized Agents
in most of the towns in the United States, and at wholesale
by the Proprietors, Hartford, Conn.
A few onlv of the latest certificates can be inserted here,
for numerous others see large pamphlets just published
New Haven, Ohio, Dec. 4th, 1838.
Gentlemen, Seeing the very high estimation held forth
by the Agent in this section, and by those who had the op
portunity of trvina Dr. r'lelps Compound lomato 1 ills-
and being under belief of the firm having restored healthy
secretions of the clandulur system more than once, oy us
ing the Tomato Apple as a vegetable ; I have been induc
ed to try this medicine in various diseases, in tne ttuiuni
lul Intermittents, prevalent in this section of the States, I
have no doubt Dr. Phelps Compound lomato fills will, in
a great measure, if not entirely supersede the use oj Cal
omel. I believe that in diseased liver they are more
prompt in their effect, and as efficient, as Calomel I have
tried them iu various other diseases, as .Rheumatism, Dys-
nensia. Jaundice. &e... with the most happy effects. As
far as my knowledge extends, I have no hesitancy in rec
ommending them as a highly valuable Family Medicine.
Yours respectfully,
From a gentleman of hie; h respectability ; dated
New York, Nov. 6th, 1838.
To H. G. Phelps, Dear Sir : I have used vour Com
pound Tomato Pills, the past season, for tho I.ivex com
plaint ; and am happy to add, wilh decided benefit : and
therefore take great pleasure in recommending them ; as
well from a sense of gratitude to the benevolent Proprietor,
as with a view of serving the cause of philanthropy ; from
1 sense of duty I owe the public to bearing my testimony
in favor of this the world's invaluable medicine.
Six years since, I suffered from a malady, pronounced hy
the concurrent opinion of a council of physicians, a chron
ic inflammation of the. Liver; and underwent a skilful
mercurial treatment ; being confined for many months ;
and at length mainly restoied to a tolerable degree ol
health, though not without an apprehension that 1 should
be similarly afllicted. My feais have been but too well
confirmed hv a recurrence of nearly all the symptoms of
this dreadful malady the past summer ; when accidentally
I heard of vour Pills, and learning something of their prop
erties and characters, and their rapidly increasing celebri
ty, I resolved on trying them, feeling as 1 did, a repug
nance to resorting again to Calomel, and after ineffectually
and unsuccessfully trying other medicines professing
specific remedy for this complaint, I purchased a box of the
Messrs. Sands, Druggists,corner William and l'ulton streets
duly authorized agents ; they presenting me, to accompa
ny the box, a pamphlet containing a specification, direc
tions, &c. I had not taken one box of them before I hap
pily experienced their healing efficacy and curative ellccls
and now that 1 have given them a thorough trial, can
cheerfully and unhesitatingly pronounce them the very
best remedy extant for any derangement or ailection of the
Liver or Spleen, Bullous MJfections, Palpitation oj the
Heart, or Dyspepsia in any ot its torms : also as a good
family medicine, are the best with winch 1 ain acquainted
At my recommendation and solicitation many ot my
friends and acquaintances have taken them as a family ined
icine, with perfect success. I grant my permission to use
this as you please. lours truly,
ISAAC W. AVEjRY, 179 William street
mentioned is'' a" Mr. Luther Stowell of South Brookfield
who has had a carious ulcer of a most formidable kind and
has never been one day without bandaging his leg from the
foot to the knee. His certificate I shall bring with me.
Please send me six dozen boxes more, on the receipt of
this, and oblige, , Yours, &c.
J. E. Eaton.
JCp-For a full account of this most interesting discove
ry, testimonials, mode of operations, &c, see pamphlets,
which may be had gratis of all who sell these Pills.
None are genuine without the written signature of G.
R. Phelps, M. D., sole proprietor, Hartford. Conn.
CAUIION. Ihe unprecedented popularity of those
Pills has induced several persons to prefix the name of To
mato Pills to their various preparations, evidently with the
intention of deceiving those enquiring for Phelps Tomato
Pills. The Public cannot be too cautious to avoid all these
anomalous ' Tomato Pills' and Extracts of Tomato, nor
too particular to observe that the original and only genuine
Uonwouna xomato fins, are signeu Dy tne i ri-prieier,
G. R. PHELPS, M. D., Hartford, Conn.
IrTPORDERS directed to SILAS BURBANK, Jr., or
G. W. BARKER, Montpelier, Vt. General Agenst for .
Washington, Orange, Caleaonia, Essex, Orleans, Fiankhn
Lamoille, Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties,, will be
promptly attended to.
Montpelier, Vt.
fry AH orders promptly attended to. 12:tf
INGS ! ! !
State street, opposite the Bank)
AS received from New York, a prime assortment of
Broad Cloths, Cassuneres and yestmzi, of supe
rior qality and texture, which he offers to his customers,
and the public generally , on the most accommodating terms.
Gentlemen wishing for clothing are requested to call and.
examine his stock of Cloths. Garments made up in the
latest mode of Fashions. Black satin stocks, shirt bosoms,
Collars .Rubber Pantaloon Straps, Tailors Inch Measures,
Drilled Eyed Needles, &c, for sale cheap for Cash.
Cutting done for others to make at short notice, and
warranted to fit. 19:tf
CW. STORRS having received into co-partnership
tinue business at the Langdon store recently occupied by
Baylies & Storrb, under the firm of STORRS &
LANGDONS. And the patronage of their friends and the
public generally, is respectfully solicited.
Montpelier, April 1. 1830.1 -
Boarding House !
FEW gentleman boarders can be accommodated with
board, with single rooms if desired, on reasonable
terms. A. CARTER.
Montpelier Village, Jan. 5, 1839. l:tf.
ADE up aaccording the present mode, established for
the Militia of this State, by R. R. RIKJZR,
(Slate street, opposite the Bank.)
May, 1839. 19:tf
l&oG, Jot $ 3Wy Siettet IPtes
fU" AVIiVG procured from BnBton new and elegant founts
H. of the most FASHIONABLE TYPE, are prepared to
prosecute the above business, in all its branches : and have
no hesitation in saying that all work entrusted to them will
be executed in a style not inferior to thai of any oth
er establishment in Vermont.
fCJ3 Office, one door West from the Post-Odice State t.
Montpelier, January 5th, 1839.
Baptists in Jamaica. It is but a few day!
since Baptist missionaries from England commen
ced their labors anion"; the colored people of this
hind. I'rom the outset thev met with Rrent op
position from the planters : nnd in 1832 a horri
ble persecution prevailed ocuinst them. Most of
their chopels were burnt, and the missionaries ob-
( ' 1 . l O -I . I . -. ,,,nr.n .mn.onnnrf
lirjeu to nee. ooniw wi uivm iiujuiuiicu,
and many of their members put to an iirnoininious
death.- The Lord however overruled this outureak
of the wrath of man, and made it one of the prin
cipal means of awakening the British nation to
the enormities of slavery. It was not till the
pnssnge of the Emancipation Act, in 1838, that
the missionaries enjoyed anything; like free access
to the peoplo with the word of life. But notwith
standing the unfavorable circumstances under
which they labored, God has been with them, and
abundantly blessed their labors. There are now
on the island 68 churches anil 21,337 communi
cants 10,127 Sabbath scholars and 5,416 scholars
From the Rev. I. A". Spraeue, Pastor of the fourth
Congregational Church, Hartford, Conn.
Dr. G. R. Phelps.
Sir For several vears past I have found it well to keep
in my family a bottle of castor oil and other simple medi
cines, and no doubt ther timely use has been greatly bene
ficial in preserving our health. For some time past I have
made use of your Compound lomato Puis, as a substitute
(or those medicines, and have been so much pleased with
their mild, vet effective operation, that they have become
our family medicine, while others have been laid aside. I
prefer thorn for myself and children, to any other medicine
1 have ever useu to correct me irregularities oi ine siomacn
and bowels. Yours, &c. I. N. SPJAOL'E.
The following Letter, just received, illustrates in an in
teresting manner, the applicability of this medicine In Tu
mors and scrofulous swellings, and is another evidence of
its effects us an alternative, in changing the action of the
glandular and absorbent systems, and in renovating the
constitution impaired by protractca uisen.se ; aiinougn in
some cases it may take considerable time (as it does for all
remedies which operate as alternatives) to produce its full
and comulete effects.
The aocompanying remarks of Messrs. Chescbrough &
Leonard, will show that the statement of Mr. Vredenburgh
is entitled to our full confidence and is without exaggeration.
.Rome, April 27th, 1839.
G. R. Phelps, M. D. Dear Sir Herewith we send
you the statement of Mr. Andrew Vredenburgh, a very
respectable farmer of this town. His case is considered a
very remarkable one, and his statements may be relied up
on with the utmost confidence.
Your Pills have fully established themselves in this vi
cinity ; and the demand for them is constantly increasing.
If desirable, we can send you several other certificates of
cures e Heeled by the use of your 1 ills.
We remain yours, &-C.
Chesebrough & Leonard.
Second Letter from Dr. Eaton, dated Brookfield, Ms.
March 29, 1839.
Dr. Phelps Dear Sir Your Pills are in great demand.
I have but a few on hand : no one who has ta'cen them but
are perfectly satisfied with their beneficial effects in remov
ing disease, however long standing. 1 shall be at Hart
ford about the 15th of next month, and I will bring with
me a number of certificates frra persons of the first res
pectability, of cures which they have performed, some
ten, twelve and of twenty years standing. The one last
Sta'e Street, Opposite the Bank,)
Montpelier, Vt.
Jan. 5, 1839. l:t '
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