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T If K VOICE OF FREEDOM
fluence of slavery in retarding' nhnost all attempts
at moral improvement, have gradually influenced
many exce llent laymen and pastors to emigrate to
more favored sections of t!ie country. Those
who remain behind have thus a larger amount of
work thrown upon their hands and are compelled
to witness the gradual and apparently certain ex
tinction of churches which they are unable to feed
with the bread of life. In one section, the scat
tered condition of the people, the low state of doc
trinal knowledge, the long habit of having; preach
ing only part of the time, and of depending main
ly on the excitement of sacramental meetings for
the life of piety, are circumstances which disqual
ify the churches for enduring a slate of adversity
The dilapidations which have already occurred are
truly mournful. Meanwhile, the energies of cv--ry
form of wickedness seem to be augmented.
Intemperance is added to ignorance, and infideli
ty. The faith and strength of the holy principle
of those who labor had need to be great ! The
following brief extract is from a minister in such
a place.
' Brother, through many difficulties and severe,
persecutions, I have, in my feeble manner, told
the story of Calvary to sinners. But it seems to
have little or no effect in this place. It will not
do for any minister to live by siyht here ; he must
live by faith. Many, alas ! have gone back to
the world to drink its polluted streams of sin. Wc
have suspended some of our members for improp
er conduct. One of our session has been guilty
of getting drunk, and of profane swearing ; anoth
er one of the session has been engaging in the
world and lias forgotten his duty. Others have
taken oflence at the cross, and will not attend on
the ordinances of religion. Few other members
of the church act as if they felt for Zion. Both
professors and non-professors seem to be swallow
ed up in the world, and to have forgotten religion
nnd the bible. Five groceries exist in.lhis town,
and they are doing much evil.'
From the Emancipator.
Kentucky.
Mr. Birney, whose business called him twice to
revisit ins native Mate, during tne last summer,
has furnished us the following:
" My fit'sl visit being intended chiefly for my fa
ther and the near relatives with whom he resided
two miles out of Louisville the weather being un
usually warm, and the dust almost suffocating to
a person on the road and the time I had allowed
myself being very limited I did not see many of
the citizens with whom I was acquainted. Such
of my old acquaintances, however, as I did see,
appeared as cordial in their salutations as had
been usual with them and several gentlemen, to
whom I was, for the f.rst time, introduced, cheer
fully extended to me offers of hospitality. This
however, I may attribute, in a giod degree, to the
respect entertained by my late father, and for
Judge Marshall, my brother-in-law, and his fam
ily. I soon felt that I need have no more apprehen
sion of personal insult or molestation in Louisville
than in Cincinnati or Columbus. I felt the same
security on my route from Louisville to Frankfort,
travelling in a private carriage in company with
my sister and her little daughter and servants.
set out intending lo go on as far a? Lexington
but I was stopped at Frankfort by a severe attack
of fever. During iny confinement to my room,
which was for several days, I received from a po
lite landlord, who had removed from Western N.
York, and from others, every attention which could
minister to my own comfort.
Owing to the violence of the attack, and to my
short stay at Frankfort, (for I thought it necessa
ry lo return to Louisville, as soon as 1 could leave
my room and bear the motion of the carriage.) I
saw but few of my acquaintances hi this Capit.il.
I was, by no means, in a favorable condition du
ring any part of my visit, lo ascertain, with much
precision, the true posture of the slavery question
in Kentucky. Yet I was not without making some
ose wun wliom 1 coo-
inquiry concerning it. Tim
versed were of opinion,
1. flogging is not so much resorted to, or
so cruelly inflicted, as it formerly was. Indeed, it
was said, that it was no! knotni that any ono in
Frankfort flogged his slaves thai, although it
might be done to some extent, yet it was looked
on as so disreputable, that whatever of il was done
was kept out of sight. What then, you are rea
dy to ask, is substituted for flogging ? inasmuch
us there must be some means of coercing men to
work quietly all their lives without wages. I re
ply, it is ihe fear ofbeing sold in case of diso
bedience to the slave trader, to be carried to the
South. Although, it is probable that flogging
. owing to the efficacy of the substitute may have
diminished generally throughout the State, yet
I suppose the remark applies-more particularly to
domestic slaves in cities and villages, than to the
" field hands."
2. Emancipations are becoming mora fre
quent.
3. The claim of persons, illegally held in shi
very, to their freedom, is entertained by the Judi
cial Tribunals without prejudice and if, by the
slave code, they are entitled to freedom, they do
not fail to have it awarded to ihem.
And here, whilst I am on the subject of judi
cial tribunals, permit me to remark, lhal if I were
to be prosecuted criminalitcr for any matter con
nected with slavery, I would decidedly prefer ta
king my chance (for a chance at best it would be)
with a Kentucky court and jury, ihan with the
same tribunal in Ohio. This I say, without in
tending any compliment to slave-holding Kentucky
for, as to the punishment of crimes of a violent
character, such as strike most directly at the
well-being of society, her laws are in the main
but miserably executed. But what I have just
said is from a thorough conviction that I should,
in the case supposed, receive more of justice iu
Kentucky than in Ohio and I say it, too, after
having resided in them both, and having my at
tention particularly directed to ihe two Slates in
reference to the influence which .slavery has exer
ted on their respective character. This opinion
may, perhaps, at first view occasion surprise with
many. But may it not be supported by all expe
rience and observation of the human character ?
lias it not always been true, that the provider
the pander ilia pimp is more malignant and
mean than those for vhosogv3sions arid appetites
he hires himself to cater? The remark holds good
even in regard to brute nature. The Jackal is
called the Lion's provider, because (ns it is sup
posed) he goes before him to hunt and rout up
his prey. Now, how this little animal will com
pare with his iurdly and voracious follower, we
may learn from IiiJHin, who tells us, " the jackal
withlhe impudence of the dog unites the coward
ice of the wolf, and participating in the nature of
each is an odious creature."
Is this a case in point ? If any one think so
I ask him, which of the two, Kentucky or Ohio,
has shown, of late, most of the " odious creature V
Bui 1 will not leave the opinion 1 Dave aDove
rtpd bv nroof. Who does not
remember the case of Frank many years ago the
slave of General Tnylcr. living in Kentucky, op
posite to Cincinnati ? He hired out Frank to work
in that city. Now, the sending of a slave into
Ohio, to perform regular work", and his abiding
there to do it, (let it be put down to the credit of
the Ohioanf) has been always held as equivalent
to a dissolution of the bonds of slavery, and an ab
rogation of the master's right. Frank, before very
long, found out this and assumed his freedom.
It was acquiesced in by his. former master he
was undisturbed for seven or eight years during
which time he had become the head of a family,
and acquired an honest reputation that proved
quite useful to him in his little business. Bepo
sing in the most perfect security, Frank- was sud
denly seized not by Gen. Taylor who ashamed
himself to engage in the expedition, had given
a Bill of Sale of Frank to a son-in-law of his,
whose character it was correctly enough suppos
ed would suffer but small detriment from whatev
er personal agency he might have in such an en
terprise. Well: 1' rank was brought before one
who was now clothed with the office of Justice of
the Peace, who had won his way to that official
distinction in part bv his signal success as a slave-
catcher, whilst filling a post in the Bumbailiff de
partment. Ihe result of the (rial ?J which was
pressed with the most indecent haste, was, that
Frank, in a few days, found himself in Louisiana
' a slave ! Here, he brought an action for his
freedom, and finally succeeded in obtaining it.
But, poor fellow ! it came too late; for having
been obliged to lie in jail during the pendency of
the suit, he contracted a disease which carried
him ofTsimuItaneously with the favorable decision
of his cause.
Take the case of Eliza Johnson, a resident of
Cincinnati. She was a well educated, intelligent
woman, as I have been informed, and was serving
in the capacity of nurse to a gentleman and lady
of that city. With them she visited Louisville,
and became acquainted at the hotel where they
boarded, with a sprightly, active young white man
who was a slave in the establishment, boon af
ter the return of Eliza lo Cincinnati, it so happen
ed that this young man succeeded in making good
his way lo Canada. Eliza was claimed by ihe
Kentucky master, Mr. Mann, as having instigated
the fugitive to this offence, for which the penalty
by the Kentucky law is, if I remember correctly,
not less than two, nor more than twenty years'
imprisonment at hard labor in the Penitentiary.
Well: Mr. Mann's appeal to the public authori
ties of Cincinnati, to have Eliza delivered up to
him to be carried to Kentucky for trial, an ap
peal supported solely (as it was represented lo me)
by the testimony of his own wife, who boarding,
for a short time, at the same hotel in Cincinnati,
where Eliza did, had wormed herself into her con
fidence was successful. She was taken back to
Louisville and thrown into jail. At the next Cir
cuit Court she was discharged no indictment
having been preferred against her.
T.tke another case that of the Ftev. Mr. Ma
han, lately indicted and convicted of Kiot and Res
cue in Brown county, Ohio; of which said riot
and rescue he ,vas, according to the account given
me of the case by the Hon. Thomas Morris, one
of his counsel, not more guilty than yourself. In
his case, the Judge (Price) rejected as jurors such
as believed that the abolitionists in their- main
principles' were right, but who were altogether un
connected with any abolition Society. It was in
this way that a jury of the friends of slavery was
packed, and thai Mr. Mahan's conviction was bro't
about ; itcouid have been done in no other way.
the trial to
this date by the people, if they have not already
been in the Harrisburg Convention many of his
political parlizans will be relieved from theheceS'
sity of earnestly supporting the system of slavery,
for which they really have no heart. To sum up
all, Sir, in a word, whilst Abolition (technical) is
much spoken against in Kentucky, ihe spirit of it
is growing.
THE VOICE OF FREEDOM.
MONTPELIER SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1839
State Meeting at Itniidolph,
The next annual meeting of ihe Vermont Anti
Slavery Society is to be holden at Kandoi,fii
Centre, on Wednesday and Thursday, the 15th
and 16th of January next. The committee have
been fortunate, we think, in iheir designation of
the place. There is scarcely any point in the
state, where, all things considered, there would be
more reason to look for a general rally of the sur
rounding population. Randolph is sufficiently
central, loo, for the convenience of the friends on
both sides of the Mountains. Heretofore, the an
niversaries have been held in some of the most
populous villages of the State, and though the at
tendance has already been very respectable, we
have been desirous of having our great meeting
at home among the yeomanry, where the moral
atmosphere is not so much contaminated with the
pride of life, the spirit of aristocracy, and con
tempt for the outcast colored man. We count
upon a large attendance from all liie region, and,
as usual, a liberal delegation from other parts of
the State.
Now, Sir, as a contrast with this, tal
ha same r.e.i:lj;r ao was
vh
ubiected in Ken
tucky ami m that part oi tue Mate, too, decided
ly the most unfavorable for one known lobe an ab
olitionist. The case is so familiar to your readers,
that I will not detain you with the particulars, but
only say, that the conduct of the trial, throughout
as was t .e result.
, that there are not in the
Kentucky, Justices of the
lo ulani catcbpole who con
was as unexceptional 'lc
I will not affirm, Sir
inferior magistracy in
Peace as base as ihe '
signed poor Frank to slavery, and an untimely
grave nor, in the higher magistracy of that State
no Uireuit juuge as tyrannical, its Jeterics-iiue as
Judge Price ; but this I do affirm that in former
times, when I resided in that Slate, (and I know
not that in thi? respect it has changed since,) such
conduct in a judicial officer of any grade, would
have brought on the guilty agent n general ox
pression of indignation, from all the better clas:
the
people
I am utv.villing to close this communication
protracted though it be, beyond my expectation
when I began it without telling you of an in
stance of emancipation of which I had heard noth'
ing previous to my visit to Kentucky last summer
It was ol the slaves of the lute Hon. John Brown
a brother of the late James Brown, once Minister
to France, and himself, at one time, a Senator oi
the U. S. from Kentucky. You will remember,
thai he was, also, Chairman of the Committee ap
pointed by the Synod of ivy. l r. 1:jJ1, which made
so admirable a Report on Slavery. JIe""cmanc.i-
pated his slaves some five or six in number by
will. To the parents of the slavefatnily he cave
a sufficiency of land for their support during their
lives set them up with every thing necessary for
farming operations on a small scale : nnd they are
now living snugly and respectably in the neigh
borhood of Frankfort, enjoying in their latterdays
the provision which religion persuaded their de
ceased master to make for them. How much de
lighted, it strikes me, he would have been, if he
had witnessed their enjoyment of freedom and a
home of their own. before leaving this world.
Mr Brown's two sons survive him gentlemen
of the most decided respectability and influence.
I mention them, because of the report which I
heard, in reference to their treatment of I heir slaves
and because one of them is the editor of the
Commonwealth a journal that ivas signally abu
sive of abolitionists during the canvass for calling a
convention to alter the Constitution. To this
measure Mr. Brown was altogether opposed and
he used the bug-bear of abolition to some purpose.
Notwithstanding this, however, it is not yet, ns I
trust, to be despaired of, that Mr. B, may give his
influence and talents to the relief of his country
from the greatest evil which oppresses it. When
ever Mr. Clay's conlinuando pretensions to the
Presidency shall have been set aside forever
as they certainly will be in less than n year from
" What have Abolitionists done ."'
We invite the attention of such as are still dis
posed to make this inquiry, to two articles publish
ed in this number of our paper. The first is copied
from a Maryland print, and contains a number
of admissions, which, though unwittingly made,
are of no doubtful interpretation admissions, by
the way, which do not surprise us, since they are
confirmatory of long-cherished Lopes. With the
clear and indisputable testimony of the past, thun
dering on the ears of slaveholders, with the glar
ing light of the recent experiments in the neigh
boring c.donies of Great Britain, flashing in the
-' ' o
face of the world, who can wonder that the slave
holders of Maryland are debating the morality as
well as the economy of ihe force system ? Who
surprised to learn that they are beginning to
question the validity of their title-deeds to proper
ty in man ? And, we will add, who is at a loss
as to the cause of the marked change discernable
in '.he lone of slaveholders ? Those who, awhile
ago, were defying the puny efforts of the northern
agitators, and anon threatening the rupture of our
national union, now treat us to ihe comparatively
chastened words of men awe-struck by the power
of truth, and trembling like a Saul on his journey
lo Damascus.
The other article to which we have referred, is
from the pen of Mr. Birney, giving the result
of his recent observations in the stale of Kentucky.
In the light of such facts, the northern apologists
for slavery will be obliged very soon to furnish
themselves with a fresh catalogue of objections to
the principles and measures of abolitionists. The
friends of the slave, on the other hand, should be
encouraged. Never, never has there been a pe
riod in tiie progress of the anti-slavery movement
when the "signs of the times" were more auspi
cious. With a brother in the land of Pc.in, we
are confirmed in the belief "that our cause is ad
vancing if not as rapidly as we could wish, yet
steadily and constantly; that prejudice against
it is softening; opposition in some cases chang
ing to professed neutrality, and in others, profess
ed neutrality to active co-operation ; and that ab
olitionists have only to be faithful, resolute and
persevering; true to the cause of justice and hu
manity ; to " be steadfast, immoveable, always a
bounding in the work of the Lord," and they shall
ultimately "know that their labor is not in vain
in the Lord." "
uated in my communication in your paper of the jers have just as good a right to you as to their
12th of Oct. The Managers of the Vermont Col
oiiizalion Society, however, " express their con
viction," that such is not the fact. With the " con
victions" of the Managers of the Vt. Colonization
Society I have nothing to do ; and the Vt. Chron
icle s tall: about the lands being owned by none
except colored persons, is all foreign to the ques
tion. It has nothing to do with it. The charge
is, that Elliot Cresson mens alar ge interest in the
Colony at Bassa Cove. When he sees fit to deny
it, I shall be ready to tell where I received my in
formation ; and if I am misinformed, I hold my
self ready to retract what I have said. Mr. Cres
son's conduct at the Temperance house in Bar
nard, Vt. kept by the Rev. Z. Twitchcll, and his
false insinuations about his treatment there, are
enough to condemn him in the minds of all who
are acquainted with the circumstances. In Brat
tleboro,' also, he basely asserted that all the anli-
slavery agents were after, was, money, that Mr.
Bcckley had acknowledged that ho was lecturing
for nothing else. This I pronounce palpably false.
I have acknowledged no such thing. While lec
turing at Bethel, he said they, (referring to anti
slavery agents) perhaps, were not to be blamed
for what they were saying and doing, for it was
in that way they made their bread, and it was
well buttered too, and that upon both sides. Base
insinuation that entirely unworthy of any per
son who lays the least claim to decency". But
enough of this. It is in perfect keeping with
Colonization ; and where Mr. Cresson is known
I have no doubt the intelligent will place a just es
timate upon bis character, as they now do upon
his cause. G. BECKLEY.
Ann Arlor, Mich. Nov. IS, 1S39.
For l!c Voice-of Freedom.
Letter from licv, CJiiy Bcckley.
Dear Brother Knapp: Through the indul
gence of a kind providence, I am yet alive, and
find myself pleasantly situated in Ann Arbor,
Michigan Although 1 have broken away from all
my early associations, nnd am deprived the privi
lege of mingling with those I have loved and es
teemed in by-gone days, yet, thank Heaven, I am
not shut out from civilized society, nor am I a slave.
I find myself surrounded with Christian society,
and there is no diminution of religious privileges.
I find many warm-hearted abolitionists in this
new country, ami their number is increasing.
As time and opportunity present, I open my mouth
for the dumb as. in time past, and hope to live nnd
i it . i t it til
die, pleading inr me outraged and downtrodden
slave.
t 1 T 1
which 1 enioy ncre, to greater periecuon man
while in Vermont, namely, that of aiding the fu
gilive slave in his escape from the man-stealers of
the south. Yesterday 1 had the pleasure of giv
ing a loaf of bread and a picceof cheese, together
with a few shillings, to nn intelligent look
ing lad of IS, who gave me a call while on his
journey to Queen Victoria's dominions that asy
lum for the oppressed who escape from our dem-
cratic country !
I hope the friends in Vermont will be firm to
their post, and never sleep until slavery is abolish
ed. I perceive by the " Voice," of Nov. 2d, that
Mr. Cresson has not denied that he owns a large
interest in the Colony at Bassa Cove, ns I insin-
For the Voice of Freedom.
A kind Admonition.
Mr. Editor, The following remarks from the
Philanthropist, George Thompson, as given in
your last, deserve most serious consideration.
" If it be possible, ' let brotherly love continue'
at all events, be well assured that the step taken,
(whatever it may be,) is demanded by the inter
est of your bleeding client the cause of truth
which you are pledged to sustain, and the glory
of that God whose servants you are." And shall
such remarks be made in vain ? Shall they fall
upon ears, that will not hear ? True, it is a
painful thing, that there is such a diversity of
opinions amongst abolitionists, and doubtless the
enemy rejoice in these divisions; but it is not
certain that the cause will - ultimately suffer from
them, any more than Christianity will from the
divisions among Christians. This partial evil
may be productive of general good. Any how, it
shows, that abolitionists think for themselves, and
that there is no combination among them danger
ous to church and state. They may err in opin
ions, be loo tenacious of I heir own views, and too
ready to condemn their brethren ; but they can
with no reason be accused, as combined together
for nny party purpose.. And the fad, that a di
versity of opinions prevails will naturally lead
to discussion, make them cautious in their move
ments, and enable them to act with greater wis
dom. Let Wotherl v. love continue, and all bitter
ness and wrath be put away, and all will move on
to one glorious result. Ephraim will not vex Ju
dah, nor Judah envy Ephraim. After mature de
liberation, all will see the propriety of yielding in
many points, of leaving their own peculiarities
wholly out of the question, and of uniting all
their energies against the common enemy. And
hhey must learn that union is strength, end disun
ion weakness. We hope, that they will learn
this soon, and that all their counsels will be taken
with union, and executed with persevering ener
gy, in Hits sacrec conflict let no loreign question
be involved. Are you in heart an abolitionist?
Then you are my brother; I lake you by the
hand, and ask no question for conscience sake.
Here is a great work to be done, gird yourselves
to action, and work while the day lasts. The
enemy are before you, why turn to fight with
your brotherr.j "Let there be no strife amongst us."
ABRAHAM.
For tho Voice of Freedom. 1 v
ti"'
Henry Clay's "Property." ' '
Henry Clay, senior, has it seems, offered 150
dollars for a man, who did not chose to serve
him any longer for nothing. And who can tell,
but that the same honorable, man will in a feu
years send out his advertisements, and ofTer a re
ward to any one, who will be base enough to sieze
and lodge in prison some northern man, or wo
man, who prefers freedom to his service ? What
thtaio declares to be property is property, says
Clay. No matter whether the law was
. " -----
There is nnr, Pvmedinn- rirh nnViln-rp? 'natle in the lcnver .r uPP?r region, whether it
o ' o- , . . .
bejust cr unjust, Irom Uod or the devil. It is all
alike to Mr. Clay, and all niike to a kind of rob
bers, who make laws to suit their trade. Well,
supposing this great man should be lifted a peg
higher, and from the presidential chair should rec
ommend, that a law be passed, declaring that
every man and women, north of Dixon's Line
should bo the propcry of southern slaveholders
and with the help of his white slaves at the north
should pass such a law? Then every man and
women at the north would become southern prop
erty, and might be bought and sold by slavehol
ders of the south. And if any complaint were
made, the President might say to them, you have
been made property by the tow, and the southern-
black servants. What the lata declares to be prop
erty is property. Such are the beauties of Clay
ism. What independent farmer will not help
him into office, and tamely put his neck under
the yoke, and glory in being converted into prop
erty, and shout for Clay when his wife and
daughters are sold in market, or advertised as
runaway slaves ? 0, the blessings of slavery!
Who would not wish to have a slaveholder to
reign over them, hold them as property, and sell
them at pleasure ? B.
For the Voice of Freedom.
How to make Infidels.
Mr. Editor : That infidelity is making fearful
progress in our land, is to evident to be denied. -And
the process for making infidels in a Christian
land is extremely easy. Let professed Christians
say one thing and do another; and the whole pro
cess win oe nnisneu : can innsi ineir jjora, anu
live in open violation of his commands : condemn
sabbath broaking and intemperance, and take a
glass of wine, or attend to their worldly business
as convenience requires ; advocate missions, and
then refuse to part with their money to sustain
them ; , profess to hate slavery, as a moral and
political evil; and then condemn and oppose eve
ry measure proposed to remove the evil from the
church and land. Such conduct will soon be un
derstood. Men of reflection Will set yfju down as
arrant hypocrites. And as you profess to be-
I .hriclmna finrl In Ya rrnirai.nnrl K,r Mm TJ.KTa
will soon come to the conclusion that your reli
gion, and your Bible, are like yourselves, a sys
tem of hypocrisy. And this will especially be the
the case, if you are deacon, or minister in the
church. So that these say-one-thing-and-do-an-other
Christians are satan's tools, doing his work,
disgracing our holy religion, and swelling the
ranks of infidelity. Their hollow-hearted profes
sions are contradicted by their conduct. And all
men of reflection will explain their professions by
their actions, and judge of them and of their relt-
v
gion by their works. Is it then strange, that infi
delity is coming in upon us like a flood ? How
can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit? If du
plicity reigns in the church, we may well expect
that infidelity will reign in the world. And if the
salt have lost its saltness wherewith shall it be
scasoned.or how can it preserve the world from be
coming a mass of moral corruption ?
SINCERITY.
The
Harrisburgh Nominations.
'Whig National Convention adjourned, on
Saturday last, after nominating William Henry
Harrison, for President, and John Tyler, of Vir
ginia, for Vice President of the United States.
The latter being a slaveholder, the result is, that
both of the great political parties are to come be
fore the country with pro-slavery Presidential
Tickets. Until 'we .are prepared to be branded
as recreant to truth and duty, and every profes
sion we have made as a lover of liberty, we wash
our hands from all participancy in the work of
elevating any of the candidates " who are now,.
or may hereafter come into the market," with the
smell of slavery upon them.
Tram Washington.
Intelligence has been received to Saturday cvC'
ning, Dec. 7. Mr. Adams was still in the chair,
as " chairman of the meeting," and no orginiza
tion of the House. The debate on the question.
f . I A- T .1
oi nie iew jersey memoers was still going onK
much after the fashion of the four preceeding
days. See proceedings. ' . ,t
j..
Beauties or the System Scenes in the Cap
ital Citv. The Washington Intelligencer of the
29ih ult. under the headbf 'Home intelligence
states that ' Mr? Thomas Williams, slave dealer of
this ( Washington) city !' had entered at the Po
lice. Court a complaint against one W. H. Brews
ter, for frau;d jnjhe beautiful business of slave-
ii.iuiwyy uuu IOr UCUIIg up 10 me,
4hon.pr anions' thieves-' It seems'
hadjsold to Williams, for $300,
ed L.ucretia, who, "fi.wg a fte'r
was free : -thus defraudingone
table mercantile houses in Wa
traffic in a ' peculiar' American
ty,' by suhstiiuungf tbo7ia fide
the article of republican merchant
for. For this heinous offence, at
honest slave-traders, Brewster h
Baltimore jail, together with
girJHarriet Jones,, charged
accompIicJin tliis business trans
pears,', sats jhevjntelliger.cnr, ''thru
lived ioiis5&,i;r'
as his wife JjJ .- . f ? C '
'Vtizens of ihe ttates hW mjc
ger sha ou?,r,,.- , ...iWmtinue to dc u
crated and Ti andnost detes
ble nbominatifiis of and slave j'
What! havdrvon .rL?. ', , Tso sens
I
spek
umanl
Lr
am,.
nvjts inTrqi.
l m
we no naii. Vo ''o?
to the world's I, ortu
nnd hardened in heai, "f, o.V
i enn. freeman1, . l-s.4(ait.w
r From Zion'g Watchman.
New Missioriarjr Field.
1T.. on nr.. - i . t.ii-I
.UASSACilK Oi WlJrVEMAGO lADIAIVS. lllieilHi
. l -' . i . i - - i ' r . i
i;uni;e was yeMaruay receiveu ui mis piace, oi nq
murder of 20 Winnebago Indians by a party ol
.-N.ine n 1-1 1 it nvno rn I in 11 onncn nrnaL'fl vi irn.
tr: .1 1 . :
ers. a ne ouuck was uiaue uuriug uieuay, wnin
the men were principly absent hunting. Four
Sacs first came to the Winnebago camp, giving
indications of friendship, and immediately after,
one hundred showed themselves and commenced
battle. There were but five guns in the camp of
the Winnebngoes, and most of them empty, so

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