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high seat of national power in their stead? Have j
they never heard of John Knox who preached ami
prayed politics on the Sabbath, till un ungodly no
bility tremliled, unit a liloody queen declared she
dreaded his prayers more than an army of men?
Has it escaped their memory that the battles of
the American Revolution were first fought in the
pulpits of New England on the Sabbath? Is it
because they know not these factsor because
they know iliem, and dread, as Queen Mary did,
their resistless power, that they cry out in such
agony? Verily, this is not the first time that a
very corrupt church wedded to a despotic State,
has quailed before the preaching of polities on
the Sabbath I How lamentable that any true friend
tf freedom should be frightened or cheated by
well wailings into a re-echo of them,
Talk of innovations! Una Inns;, pray, reverend
eii'3, has it Iwen a desecration think ve. to preach
politics on the Sabbath? Are the men all' dead,
suppose' ye, who beard Parish and Osgood, ami
Sweet, and Spring and Emmons aye and Bee
cher too; preach politics, yesJ ptrly politics on the
Stibbath, and ou the eve of pending elections?
IVere they Sabbath breakers? 1'hose clergymen
of New England? What say you gentlemen?
Yea? or nay? Ami how ninny months have elaps
ed since those of Ithode Island could preach the
politics of insurrection mid bluody military des
potism, without rebuke?
. Turn now with wiped spectacles, to the first
chapter-)!' Isaiah. Head the whole carefully.
Then compare the 13ih and 1 4ih verses with the
17th and 18th. Muster all your "exegesis."
Thumb over your commentaries. Perhaps ye
shall discover what a desecration of the Sabbath
was 'iii the days of Uz.iah, Jothan, Ahnz, and
Hezekiah, kings of Judah." A desecration so
awful that Jehovah declared "Your Sabbaths!
I cannot away with ! I cannot away with ! I am
wearer of them!" Peradventure ye slmll learn
that the desecration consisted in tlie holding of
solemn assemblies on that day ivithout pleading
for the oppressed, seeking judgment, judging the
fatherless i.e. without preaching righteous poli
tics un the Sabbath!"
God giant that tho recent efforts to rescue the
Sabbath from such desecration may be effectual
for the joint recovery of our liberties and of ac
ceptable Sabbaths. WM. GOODELL.
THE F H E E MllVx
" Pliant as reeds where Freedom' waters glidp
Fir.a as the hills to stem Oppression's tide!"
3I0.NTPEL1ER, VEHWM, SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 1844.
From the Essex Transcript.
THE INFERNAL SLAVE TRADE.
A correspondent of tho Emancipator, who is
traveling in Kentucky, in a letter from Louisville,
gives the following description of the way things
are done in Henry Clay's State :
" While standing on the wharf to see the town
on the opposite side of die river, we heard a great
cianKing ot cliams ueliiml us, and, turning our
heads, saw a coffle of slaves. Thcv wound
their way down to the wharf, to the steamer Bour-
Don, tneir cliams int.lmg as tiioy went a proces
sion ol twenty-eight young men, twelve women
and two children were not chained. The men
were handcuffed in pairs several pairs chninei
together by a large chain passing between the
lines, from handcutF to handcuff, and several in
dividuals wearing an ancle chain also connected
with the haudcuJed arm. They were clad in
coarse clothing, not very clean, and each carried a
small bundle of clothing on his arm. The expres
sion of their faces was that of mingled stupidity
and sullenness. The splendid steamers even fad
ed to change this expression into one of wonder.
They lifted their eyes, indeed, tor a moment, to
look, but so dull were these windows of the inner
man, that I started, ' fur soul was wanting there."
Nominated by the National Convention, May, 1343.
JAMES G. BIRNEY,
Oar own slave slates, and especially the more south
ern of them, in which the number of slaves is greater,
and in which, of course, t lie sentiment of injustice is
stronger than the more northern ones, are to be placed on
ihe list of decaying communities.
" The question now for tho North finally to decide is
shall the slave states draw us down vviih ihem, and both
perish, or shall we, by a decided conjunct exeriion of vir
tuous energy, save ourselves and them from destruction "
James G. Birney.
"The Union in danger?' The alarm
FOB VICE PRESIDENT,
" I rejoice, that the aholilion of slavery throughout the
civilized world is no longer f roblemalical ; it seems to be
almost universally conteded that this stupendous fraud
upon a f ortion ol'ihe human nice is last drawing to a
close, and ihe great question with us is truly, what meas
ures are best suited to accomplish this desirable end in
the United States.
" Political action is necessary to produce
mora! reformation in a nation : and that action w ilb us
ran only he cITeclually exercised through ihe ballot box.
And surely the ballot box tan nevtr lie used for a more
noble purpose, than to restore and secure to every man
his inalienable rihls." Thomas Morris.
The editor if the Vermont Watchman, in his
paper of Feb. 23, occupies nearly a column and n
half with the details of a somewhat extensive and
alarming plot for the dissolution of. the Union!
The actors in this plot (though not in forn.al al
liance, thiAVatehintm admits!) are, the Nullifies
of the South, who declare that slavery was estab
lished by God himself, and forms the coi ner stone
ofour republican edifice the Liberty Party, which
hulds that slavery is a most flagrant violation of
the law of God, a curse to any people, ami that the
salvation of our government depends upon its be
ing speedily brought to a perpetual end and the
Garrisonian abolitionists, who affirm that slavery,
the government and all, are of the devil. Really,
it would seem, to a superficial observer, that there
could be Lnt little union between such elements
as these to he 'dissolved:' still, the far-sighted ed
itor of the Watchman aided, doubtless, by his
patriotic meditations on I lie "2.'-lnd February" litis
discovered the danger, and, like a faithful sentinel
on the political watch-tower, has given a 'certain
sound:' antl we think it becoming the good people
of the whole Union, having been thus faithfully
'forewarned,' to be 'forearmed.' Otherwise, theyjSAND DOLLARS!
alone iiiustMNVit: and not, after the Union shall
have all gone to smash, turn round and taunt the
editor of tho Vermont Watchman with not having
warned them of their danger!!
The main actor in tho Watchman's tragedy
Democratic Candidate for President.
MARTIN VAN BUR EN.
" I must go into the Presidential chair the inflexible and
uncompromising opponent of every attempt on the part
of Congress, to abolish slavery in the Uislrict of Colum
bia, against the wishes of the slavcholding Stales, and al
so with a determination equally decided, to rcsi.-t the
slightest interference with it in the states where it exists.
" It now only remains to add, that no hill conflicting
with tbese view's can EVirn deceive my constitu
tional hanc i ion." Mr. Van Burtn's Inaugural,
March 4, 1837.
GISLATURE OF VERMONT-acknowledging
the construction of Congress to bo correct, un
doubtedly at their last session, on the recommen
dation of Gov. Mattocks, and to the great edifica
tion, apparently , of this same Vermont Watchman,
passed a law, making it an offence punishable with
imprisonment in the state pi ison, and a fine not ex
ceeding one thousand dollars, for any town, coun
ty or state officer, or private citizen, to aid or as
sist in arresting a fugitive slave! The constitu
tion, Congress any?, and the Whigs believe, de
clares that fugitive slaves shall be given up on ap
plication of their owners but the Whi"s of Ver
mont turn round and declare they sh'ill not be giv
en up by her citizens! So the Watchman may
take which horn of the dilemma it pleases: if the
Liberty Party is correct in declaring the popular
interpretation of the clause in question incorrect,
then they are guilty of no treason; and if tlsey are
not correct, then the Whigs themselves arc guilty
of the same glaring offence ! And could the Lib
erty Party, especially in Vermont, do less than
1.. I r r . I I it I .
tut y iiuvc, wueu it tm-y nan done less, aiut in com
pliance with the official interpretation of the con
stitution, had surrendered a fugitive slave, they
would have been subjected, under this WHIG law,
to IMPRISONMENT and a FINE of a T1I0U-
Again. Supposing the Liberty Party, adopting
the prevailing construction of the surrendry clause
of the constitution, should be so presumptuous as
to declare that 'they would obey God rather than
For the Gretn Mountain Freeman.
Ebullition of Friendship.
In the Watchman of February lCtb, some no
tice is given of the movements of the Clay Clubs.
Whether these Clubs have been formed after tho
model of the Jacobin clubs in Paris, or have been
called into existence by the grand bailing sign of
the Crand Master, Harry of the West, I know
nor. One thing seems pretty clear, that the milk
of human kindness litis little place amongst them,
if we may judge from their mouth piece. This
champion informs us that the Liberty party are
constituted of whigs who have joined a few loco
focos "in sheep's clothing," and certain disappoin
ted whigs who now owe the whig party especial
spite. These simpletons have been enticed into
the third party by the promise, that their whig
principles and the great interests of the country
should not be sacrificed; but that the new party
would adopt the whig creed as its platform. But
since the Buffalo Convention these men see that
they have been shamejulhj betrayed by Jalsehood.
They are not ready (orpeijuty and treason. Can
they not bo won back? Ah! that is the question.
Clay Clubs must see what they can do the end
sanctities t lie means. lJut where is the difficulty?
You say these men have been deceived, but now
--"j j j - j "j
falsehoods. V,rell, if the friends of Liberty in-
' , Randolph have been so fooled, and yet cling to
the Liberty party, I should just as lief they would
leave us as not; but if they have got their eyes
open, I hope they will not jump out of the pan
They then passed on with their eyes fixed on the I mediate.'
Whig Candidato for President,
I know there is a visionary dogma which holds that
negro slaves cannot be the subjects of property. I shall
not dwell lone upon this speculative abstraction. That
is property which the law declares to be property.
Two hundred years of legislate n have sanctioned and
sanctified negro slaves as properly."
" If I bad been a citizen of Pennsylvania when Fran'i
lin's nlan (of gradual emancipation) was adopted. I should
have voted fcr it; because, by no possibility cnuld the
blac't race ever gain the ascendancy in that Slate, lint,
if had been then, or weie now a citinn of any of the
planting Stales the seuthern or south-western Slates
I should have opposed, ana wotia r.oniinue to oppose,
any schtme whatever of emancipation, gradual or im-
Man' that" 'there is no wisdom, nor understand-
antl for whose special benefit, vc doubt not, the l intr, nor counsel, against the Lord' ilmr im mm.
article was indicted is ihe Liberty Party. It is 'pic can be prosperous or happy who d-ny his right j "lt0 tllc f,rc' Tll,y "ay find "wolves in sheep's
declared to be infinitely worse than the niillificrs of j to reign on earth among men "ami, therefore, they ' cll)tlli""" 111 lllfi Cll,y Cl',bs ,,s well as among the
the South, imooniieh as the latter only set at defi- 'considered a i nail rmfvoio that clause of the con-! loCofuCOS- When the net is set in the sight of
ance a law of Congress, which they believe to be stitution which required them to join with the kid-j binU' nntl ,n' ru" ilUo '' iliCy Vvi" dese,'ve ta be
unconstitutional, while the former lt;f.-o nllegi-' nappers mid bloodhound of the South in hunting cMe'1 ulh- Perlml's t!,u d'suppoitited whig
ance to a portion ot tlie institution itscll. The down and returning to interminable London "d locofocos in sheep's clothing, who love liberty
proof of all this, furnished by the Watchman, is a siw.i, riii i.,-. i ii i ,
i ' J ' ingitive slaves as should dare assert those
part of a resolution passed at the Liberty National rights which our own Declaration affirms God lew
Convention, liuliion at wmi.iio last summer, l lie i conferred upon ALL MEN, and
amble and resolution is as fol-
which are IN-
whole of the rc
Where, The Constitution of these United Plates is a 1 Is lb-' curl of their hair and the hue of their skin .'
series of agreements, covenant, or contracts between tho : .,,i,i ,i, ,i:... ,p,i,,v r , ! n
, . , V. . ... i, . n ..' would the editor ot the Vermont W a o htnan ca
peope of the United btates, each with all and all with:
cacli; anil upon a moral and christian community to condemn
Whereas, It is a principle nf universal morality, that them for so (1
I'.ie moral laws ol ihe l..rc,itor are paramount lo an human (Jdiiiiiioii Law
I...... : il... I..., .f .... ...,l!n I hi ' nil. i tit tn
nh-Vuml. rathnr'than aunt" ami I t,mt llUm,m liUV' whicl '"nilicta with the Law
Whereas, The principle of Common Law that any
contract, covenant, or agreement, to tlo an act derogatory
to natural rijjht, is viliaied and annulled by its inherent
immorality has been ri.'Co.',iit ',ed by one of the Justices
of the Supreme Court of the United Slates, who in a re
cent rase, express! v holds that 'ANY contiatl that rests
upon such a basis, is void;" and
Whereas, The third clause of ihe second section of the
of God, is null and void? And has it come to
this, that not even those who profess the religion
of Christ, wiil go so far as the Common Law in
obeying God !
The Watchman speaks truly in its closing par
agraph: "The Union is in danger, to some ex-
ground. 1 never before felt what it was
telize man to imbrute the image of God
-lo ll invir
conscience and revelation from tlia.hele" ''"
mind, and substitute the m ilitary will of a fnllable
and passionate mortal. God commands men to
govern their lives by his perfect rule of conduct,
but men for filthy lucre, have reversed his com
mand and enacted the blasphemy into law.
There was one face in the procession that was
the picture of utter and hopeless despair. It was
the face of a middle aged woman, walking between
her two children. In her left hand sli carried her
little hundlo of clothes, and clasped with her right
the hand of a little boy, of four years old, who
trotted on by her side. A little girl of six walked
nt her. left, holding u to her mother's dress. The
mother's eyes were red and swollen with weeping,
and 6he bore on her cheek, the unhealed cut of a
whip. She did not look once at the boat but fol
lowed in the procession with downcast eyes. Three
men with larse canes, drove them on. I must con
fess that the hot tears found their way to my eyes,
as I gazed. My throat was full, so that i" could
not speak, and I am sure my heart was. Stone of
the bystanders Fa'nl it was a drove for the New
After walking up and down the wharf for a time
I stepped on hoard the Bourbon, and went aft, ou
the lower deck, to see the roflle once more. They
" It is NOT true, and I KEJDICE that it is not (rue,
ilmi ei-dieu if the two great parlies in I his countrv has
any demon or aim at abolition. I should DI'.I'PI.Y
LAMENT if it wero true." Clay's Speech ia tho Sen
ale. Feb. 7, 1839.
fourth article of the Constilution ol'ihe Uni'ed States j 't'1", at least, Dot!) ill tin) JNortll 1111(1 South and
when c '.NSTitvF.n as en c v 1 1 i c roil i h k su 11 k kn - j in both from slavery. It behooves patriotic men
di-:r of a fugutivf. .laveIocs "rest upon such a-,, ml, 'se,.t'l0,,.s t() awake to this danger, to see
basis," in thai it is a contract lo tub a ma" of ,a natural I , , . '
right, namely, his natu.al right to his own liberty; and is ,j w leucc it spring, to meet and avert it.-'
therefore, absolutely void True, slavery is a deadly disease; before which
1 herelore, l.esoived, I hat we hereby give it lo he dis-; t1(; Union wi II sliced i I V fa II, if if full not before
t h q union. In the l.ingmige ot J. (. Adam,
".The question of .-In very is the great question on
LIBERTY ST A TE TICKE T.
WILIiSAM R. S12AFTEE,
FOR LIEUT. GOVERNOR,
00" A communication from Mr. Ssely, of be
tween six and seven closely written pages, bar
been received. It is on the same subject as hi:
last letter, and to a considerable extent a repeti
tion of it, We are so much crowded this week
loictlv iimlerstooil, bv tins nation ami Hie worut, llial, as
aboliliouisls, considering that the strength of ourcause lies
in its i ig-iOi'oiisncs? ami our hope for it in our conf irmi
ly to ihe l-aivj of Giuland our iV)ect for tho rights of
Man, we ow'ti it to (be overeien ltul?r nf the Universe,
js a nronf of' nor n 1 1 pit lance to Hi in. i:i all our civil rela
' ... '..'.I if i. . . .... i. i i ii . t . : ( . i
lions and nHr.es, uheiber as private c;ti.ens, or as puhlu: sain, u controls ami colors mi too action ot inn
fiincionaiiessworn lo support the Coiistiiulion of I lie Uni- General Government." And in the boasting bin-
led Slates, lo rciiard a. id lo treat tae third clause of the i . . , , , . ,
,.o,i '.,s ? ,!, r,,!, ,r,i,!,. r ii,,, instrument.-!SSO ol sl:,v,; l",lc'" themselves,
which our interests
ment of the United
had seated themselves on their little bundles as that we cannot nossiblv publish it. if we desired
conveniently as their chains would permit them. . t0 cver 8( ml,c!l But"ns we canil0t IeiU tbat lmv
1 he mother wh') had so excited mv interest, was ,
giving a cup of water to a fine looking ,;gro man, one cx'pl,t Mr- Secly w dissatisfied with the re
one of the most heavy manacled, and whom I took I mark, that we shall labor for the reformation of
to be her husband, for die little boy was seated in tho church and not its destruction, on which it is
Iiah .it. aim im. f t. t , 1 1 ,r . i Li.. f..il. 1.. '
'. P . . . 1 1 l"l nfi I (In 1 1 ir I uniw nil mid iia . n iin.'ii m i-n.ir.t. f..
j -I'Li.-J l.MIHII. II, HUH ll.l V IIU, I. II I' ' I I'
1 think tli.it one in n hundred of nur renders
1 stood near lor some tunc looking on
scene, hut no one of'thein raised his eves to meet
mine. While I stood the boat bell rung I made! be wi
the best of my way the J let si die1., and the Bourbon
wna Dnnll iiln m i n t lull -i ii . i i ,,illi l,
.lo.ro ....... ',.r.irsi .ml. r..,7i ,r ii-n ,u.. i'., I ject, we doubt the propriety of publishing it, at
bors of yourself and coadjutors, in the great cause
of human rights, may soon make the hope w ithin
that mother's " bosom dying, revive again."
On our boat we have the roughest crew, I hope,
on the Western waters. After the scene of ves-
te.-day, the conversation turned on negates, slaves controversy between the friends of the slave,
g to have the columns of the Freeman
occupied with a personal controversy on that sub
ject, we doubt the propriety of pul
We intend to make some remarks on that subject
as soon as we can find time to write them and
room to insert them, w hich we have no doubt will
satisfy Mr. Seely, without even the appearance of
and tree, and we had the fairest specimens of ne
gro-hating fanaticism. One man boasted of his
prowess in the negroc mobs of Philadelphia and
Cincinnati said bo was fined fifty dollars tor " kil
ling antl slashing niggers" at Philadelphia. An
other I'.oasted of knocking a " i.iger" into a fur
nace with tt billet of wood; a third, of knocking
the front teetn outof a "sassy free nigger's" mouth:
and when I left, they were amusing each other
with glories of the punishment of" nigger" impu
" Two hundred years of legislation has sane
tioned and sanctified negro slaves as nroporty.'
This is the horrible doctrine: of Air. Clay, as
avowed in the Senate. The scenn depicted in the
foregoing extract, Mr. Clay would, of course, look
upon as unconcernedly as he would upon the trans
portation of tr.r equal amount of "property,"
vested in horn cattle and Kentucky hams! In the
name of humanity, God forbid, that such a man,
whatever may bo his talents, eloquence, or "nvail
ihility," should have tho vote of New England.
Where is the Christian who, in the view of all
which that solemn, name implies, can, on his knees
before God, ask for the elevation of such a man
to the Presidency W.
which we are anxious to avoid.
Ohio. Tho Liberty party held a State Con
vention nt Columbus, on the 7th ult., which was
said to bo well attended and very interesting.
Judge King, who presided with much dignity at
the Buffalo Convention, was again nominated for
Murder. One day last week, the body of Mrs.
Houghton, a widow lady residing in Lunenbiirgh,
Mass. iu a lone nnd unfrequented part of the
country, fourteen miles from any other habitation,
was found horrihlv mutilated. It appears that
Mr3. Houghton was "seventy years old, and that
tho room in which the body was found, contained
evidence of a dreadful struggle.
An Irishman by the name of Thomas Barrett
has been fully committed, on strong circumstantial
eftdeoce, as the tuurdorer.
CO" H. C. Taylor, the former editor of the Ob
erlin Evangelist, who was some time since depos
ed from the editorship and all connection with the
Oberlin Institute for his villainy, has been indict
ed for stealing by the grand jury in twelve bills,
and one for an attempt to procure an nbottion.
Liberty Association meeting, at the Free
Church Lecture Room next Tuesday evening.
Tho two meetings that have been holden were
highly interesting, nnd the attendance good.
Lome, friends and foes. Free discussion is our
03" Our principal editorial is laid aside to give
place to the sad news from Washington.
Nicholas Diddle, lata president of tho United
States Bank, lately died at his residence, near
whenever applied to lh case of a fugitive slave as ut-;
lerl.v null an. I void, and consequently forming no part nf
Ihe Cot. stitution of the L'ni'eil Hiates, whenever we are
called upon, or sworn, to support it.
The foregoing was introduced, wc believe, not
by the Business Committee, but by a gentleman
from the State of Maine, and was adopted, un
doubtedly, on tlie ground, which is very generally
lld by Liberty men, that there is not the leat ev
idence, eilhcr in tho facts of history, or the mean
ing of the terms emplovnl in the clause of the con
stitution referred to, which warrants the construc
tion that It provides for the surrender of fugitive
slaves. There is not the least testimony on record
that, (as is often claimed) this clause was the re
sult of a compromise between the fiends and ene
mies of slavery, but abundant evidence to the con
trary; and that, as well the known character of
many of the members of the convention which fra
med that instrument, as tho history of the transac
tion itself, foibids tho belief that they ever intend
ed to sanction tho principle of property in man, or
guarantee, maintain or protect the system ot sla
very, Wc believe tho clause in question finds a
bmidant and legitimate scope in the cases of ser
vants and laborers under contract, indented ap
prentices, 'retlemptioners,' and others bound by
contract to service or labor. It is, therefore, this
false construction which the Liberty convention
pronounced 'null and void,' and not the clause it
self, which, when properly interpreted, furnishes
a most salutary and necessary provision.
An interesting fact was mentioned by Gen. Ap
plet). n, of Maine, at the recent Massachusetts con
vention, touching this point. In the apportionment
clause of the constitution, at the time of its forma
tion, the words 'held to service' were substituted
for 'held lo servitude,' expressly on the ground that
,!hiJe denoted a state of slavery, and service
the condition of freemen. The surrendry clause
has it 'service,' not 'servitude.'
But here. Tho burden of the Watchman's com
plaint against the Liberty Party is, that it assumes
to judge for itself what is the Constitution, and
then declares a certain clause null nnd void on the
ground of its immorality. We have before shown
that it is only what they consider a false constru -
Hon that the Liberty Parly pronounces void. But'
let us see if thev have not had what the
Watchman, at least, would consider a worthy ex
ample in this business. Congress has interpreted
tho rbiuseofihe Constitution in question as provi
ding for tho recovery of fugitive slaves, ami accor
dingly passed the law of 1793, giving to slavehold
ers the right to arrest any one claimed ns a fugi
tive slave, without warrant, tako him before any
town or county magistrate, and obtain a certificate
enabling him to carry his victim to the most distant
part of the Union, without hope of redress. The
more than party leaders, may be won back to their
old traces by such kind treatment. Wc shall sec;
but if such abuse do not rouse them to action, it
is of little consequence under what standard they .
..1...... .1 1 tin i , . .
0v s;n l"'"-u louiiiscivus. i ue uiieity party rejoice vvtieu
Honest men get their eyes opened, leave their old
party leaders, and join in supporting the great self
evident principles of our Bill of Rights; but they
oing? Is it not a settled principle of' ''1rt'CR 1,0 ",,,n ''y ,ro,,,iscs- "Whi principl.-s !
w, even, universally acknowledged,' "'e tlu?y ? 1 k,,ow sn!,ietll'"'S about whig
iiic.isuiea i aiso Know mat Mr. Ulay is said to be
tho embodiment of wbiggrry, though he has his
pistol in one band and his whip and chains in tho
other, but I have yet to learn what the principles
of the Clay whigs are, if five loaves and two fish
es do not tell the truth.
The Buffalo Convention, an august assembly of
patriots such as the Clay whigs will never formt
Those men guilty of perjury and treason? It is
easier to .-lander the good than to imitate their ex
ample. Well, as it is a whig doctrine that of two
evils, cvm if they arc moral evils, we must choose
! the least, anil as our lyeeuins want questions to
j debate, I propose the following question fur dis
cussioii: Which is the greater sinner, the matt,
j who is charged unjustly with being guilty of per.-.
jury and treason, or tlie man w ho is a niailste"'-!.
lives by robbery, has rcpcaicniy auempteil to taKe
bis neighbor's life in duels, and has bound his soul
by all the abominable oaths of freemasonry to aid
his masonic brother, whatever may have been his
cri tic? When this question has been fairly scU
tied, the Clay whigs will be able to apply their
Golden Hide, ami of the two sinners choose the
oast, AN OLD MAN.
are coticerne.i m ill,; govoin
States." As Mr. Cu.-liing has
u,itwj taw In ihi government," ami
and damning effects arc seeno icj y haul, unt I
dissolution itself stares us in the faeeiand idiall we
be called upon again as we were in 1S-10, by Win.
Slade, and us many of us did, to lay aside our
abolition and secure the triumph of the Whig par
ty? to support Mr. Clay, an inveterate slavehol
der, who declares that it is " NOTk true, and h:
RUJOICES thai it is not, that EITHKIl of Ihe
two great political parties have any aim or DE
SIGN at the abolition of slavery f"
Does it not rather " behoove patriotic men to bo
awake to tho danger (of slavery) to meet and a
vert it?" j. r.
00" For several weeks the first page of the
Freeman has been occupied with long though val
uable articles. We hope brother Spaulding's Ad
dress will be read with care, though we do not
endorse every sentiment which it contains. We
intend to give a greater variety next wecu. utir
correspondents must ne patient. e sliall do tlie
best we can towards giving them an early hearing.
Two slaves have been convicted nnd hanged for
murder: tho following punishment was dealt out
to one who happened to Im iu the house at the
tune tlie murder was committed:
I had often seen black men w hipped, and always
when ihe lash was applied with great severity,
heard the sulleicr cry out and beg for mercy but
in this case, the pain inflicted by the double blows
of tho h ckory was so intense, that Billy never ut
tered so much as a groan; and I do not believe
lin In'niit Iwnl fi.r I In. i.'irti nf tu-i. tnionln iil'lui tin
nii.pi i-ptl the firl : st cokes. Tie sIo-miiIc Ii i 4 Iw.ilu 1 "'t) ) clt,t
close to the trunk of the tree around which his , cll,lus ot Lderty in contrast with slavery
For the Green Mountain Freeman.
Extract of a letter from D. E. Nicholson, Esq.
Friend Aspenwa.ll, Iu compliance with an
intimation from the Secretary of tho State Com
mittee, and in obedience to an inclination of my
own, especially as no recent account of Liberty
litis gone up from this region, for tho encouiage
inent of the brethren and the confusion of our op
posers, I do the more cheerfully communicate a
word of encouragement to the friends of tho op
pressed. It is well known that this part of the
State has not kept pace w ith other sections in the
great liberty movement. The means of advance
ment, or in figure of speech, tho clouds ol mercy
have mainly "gone round." Will not some of the
" Boanerges" make a tour of the valley of Otter
Creek? The people are anxious to hear ; anti
slavery intelligence is seized with avidity. The
fact is, the people are beginning to understand
that slavery is an incomparable curse public
opinion is fast becoming revolutionized, and the
not to be mistaken indication is, that the vast nu
isance of American Slavery must soon abate.
In default of lecturers any where in this part of
the State, I have improved my leisure, as arrange
ments could be made, and have met respectable
rtn t tin i'i n ir j r.p t Im twtnnl. in tins tfMvnu in thia vi
lla ve discoursed familiarly on the prin-
arms and loirs were lashed, drew his shoulders up ! results, so far ns I am able to determine, are uui
to his head, like a dying man, and trembled, of ! foiuily encour-ing. Organization has been, and
rather shivered, in all his members. 1 he blood!. . . , ,, ,
flowed from the commencement, nntl in a lew " l,eiuS Sot "P. '""1 although we are yet fur be
minuies lay in small puddles at the root of the tree, j hind our brethren tit the East and North, we have,
I saw flakes ot flesh as long as my finger, tall out! nevertheless,
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insensible during all the time that he was receiv
ing the last two hundred lashes. When the whole
five hundred lashes had been counted by the per
sons appointed to pirfunn the duty, the half dead
hotly was unbound, ami laid in ihe shade of the
tree' upon whi-h I sat. The gentlemen who had
done tho whipping, eight or ten in number, being
joined by their friends, then came under the tree,
antl drank punch until their dinner was made
ready under a booth of green boughs, nt a short
0 Shame 1 Mr. Abel Brown, of Albany, N. Y.
says in a Into number of tho Emancipator, that
two Baptist missionaries to Texas, Messrs. Huck
ins and Tryro, have become slaveholders. Heav
en pity and save the world from such missionaries.
Their names cannot descend to posterity, except
as signs of tho darkness of tho limes in which
Timilnf-a 11. t '. . v.n tt. thnt HfP T..Ktn moti nrtoin
Supreme Court has decided this law constitution-, become Secretary of State, and Mr.' Saunders of
al; and yet, in the face of all this, the WHIG LE- North Carolina, Secretary of the Navy
ot our car iu motion in time to fair
ly " distance slavery." The general cry is, some
thing must be done, not only to hedge up the way,
but also to extirpate this abomination ! The lead
ers of the old parties, dreading nothing like tho
annihilation of their parties, are casting about
themselves for a wherewith to perpetuate their
being. And behold, an expedient is discovered,
nnd is set forth in a recent emanation from tho
source of the late opposition to political aboli
tion. It is nothing less than the hanging out of a
faithful imitation, of the anti-slavery colors.-
Heartless subterfuge!! Will abolitionists be
caught with chaff? Will they be duped into tho
driving of this novel machine, instead of contrib
uting their energies to the support of the policy
which has for years and above board, done battle
with this now generally recognized foe? How
long since these political abolitionists, that vote
for slave-holders, thought that abolition was most
too good to be degraded with pejitics? Let tome
modem pretender explain what but fear of anni-.