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Mr. Gidding.. No sir, he has not advised, he
feas only suggested his opinions ns to the course
which I should pursno in the discharge of mjr du
ties heie. While that genlleman's."opinion"s are
confined to th'1 government of Ii is jown conduct,
(said Mr. Giddiuss,) I have nothing to do twith
them. But when he attempt to control my arts, I
nay to hiin, Hitinds !', talk to yiir slaves, bat do
at attempt to act the overseer here."
This is decidedly tfood. If the non-slnvehold-ing
members nf tho House would nd.rpt I he panic
decisive tone, it would tame somewhat, the arro
gance of the.su men.
" Pli.int as reeds where Freedom's waters glide
Firo aa the hills to stem Oppression's tide!"
MONTPEL'tER, VERlIIIJiT, FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 1841.
LI BERT V TICKET,
Nomina'ed by the National Convention, May, 1843
Mr. Benton's Annexation Project. james g. imkney,
In Congress, oil Monday, l.oih Homes adjourn-i of Michigan,
ed immediately after the dentil of Mr. Read off ,, 0ur olvn slav, a(alesl) anJ cipecinlly the more souih
Pennsvlvania was announced. orn oflliem, in which the number of slaves is greater,
111 the Senate, Mr. Bontoti rtrtltiiittlnil hilt tc j n( in which, of cours, the sentiment of injustice is
annex Texas to the Union, ami supported it in a ; sllon?(JJ. ,1,3,, (he more northern ones, are to be placed on
speech of some length. We find the following lib- I jst of decaying communities.
struct of the speech and synoosU of the hill in the1
correspondence of the New-York Commercial Ad-J .pht qi,fJ,ion now for ln. North finally to decide U
vertlser: j jhall the slave slates draw 113 down with them, and both
He(Mr. Benton) hud ken as the b.nis t."6 I pe,ih, or shall we, by a decided conjunct exertion ofvir-fti-t,
the resolution of the House of 1806, tuithoriz- (iiHUg eIler(;v save ourselves anil them from destruction "
lost the President to negotiate n tretity tor the put-' Tainc. a Bimev.
. n i ft 1 t . . I : I ..rMin! J
cnase ot tun r lorwas, aim nit: .iiijumuhhi vi mu
Southwest boundary line with Spain.
President Jefferson, who understood his rights
and duties, did not undertake to make such a trea
ty without ihfl authority of Congress
A President had no riu'lit to stin tlttte that a for-
feign country, with its inhabitants, should be at!
inifted into the Union, hut when authorized by
Congress, w ho alone had the pirver to admit new
statff !, he had a good warrant for it.
He proposed to require the assent of Mexico as
a condition. If she persevered, in an unreasona
ble ma:,;ier, in opposition to her obvious interests,
to cany on a war with Texas, he left it for Con
cress, in who.o hands the war making power was
lodged, to any whether the condition should be
Uut with civility and justice on our part toward
Mexico, this assent could he obtained. Even Mr.
Tyler had sent a messenger to ask Mexico not to
be angry with us fjr making the treaty, anil propo
Now ho (Mr. Benton) thought it would be bet
ter to make terni.3 with Mexico before the treaty
than after; anil to do it in a good humor, and not
while in a state ol war.
" I allow not to human laws, be they primary or secon
dary, no matter by what numbers, or with what solemni
ticr ordained, the least semblance of right to establish Sla
very, to mae property of my fellow, created equally with
myself, in the image of God. Individually, or as political
communities, men have no more right to enact Slavery,
than they have to enact murder, or blasphemy, or incest,
or adultery. To establish slavery is to dethrone right, to
trample on justice, the only truo foundation of Govern
ment. Governments exist, not for the destruction of lib
erty, but for its defence not for the annihilation of men's
rights, bul their preservation." Birney on .lnnexaliun.
eek in November, (being ons number after the Presi
dential election) at the following low rales: .'
Five copies, sent to one address-, $2 69
Ten do da do i 4 00
Twenty do do do ; 6 00
Smaller or larger sjimibers at the same rate.
No papers will be sent on these termi unless the
money is forwarded in advance; and in no caso shall we
incur expense in transportation.
Now, friends, what say you shall Vermont send up
her voice to sirenitiln the foundations of that giant Ini
quity, which drinks its daily cup of human blood, and
sends poverty and moral death throughout the whole land?
Or will you, by a little effort in your towns and school-
have decreed that HerrryClay must be placed eft
the head of the government a manwho declares
Mr. Van Burenvin reply to an invitation la atr
tend ami preside at a recent meeting in New York
! thai even John C.vCalwoun shall not outdo him in ;city, called to " ratify" the nominations of Polk
efforts to protect and defend the jleculiar institur j and Dallas, expresses his determination to give
tions of the south;. thai he would sooner sutler the jtliein lus hearty support. "Every thing for the
tortures of the hrquisition than countenance any .cause, (of Texas and slavery?) and nothing for
attempt to interfere; with the subject of slavery, j men," is his motto' Some of the papers express
even in the district; and that more than two huii- surpn.se that Mr. Van Burcn should thus brook
dred years of legislation have sanctioned and sanc
tified negro slaves as property! Of course, any
developements of the encroachments of the pecu
liar institution, is detrimental to the interests of
the'great Whig party, and cannot be tolerated.
Just as it was on the Texas question. A Wash-
distiitls, procure a bundle of these papers, and also a ; iugton correspondent of a whig paper in New
supply of tracts, and thus scatter the living coals of truth ; York, boldly avows that the Whigs in the Senate
upon the heart of every voter, until, on the approaching
Sabbath of the freeman,
" Loud as a summer thunderbolt shall waken
A People's Votes!
Oh, let that voice go forth! The bondman, sighing,
l(v Santee's wave, ill Mississippi's ram,
Shall feel the hope, within his bosom dying,
Let it go forth! The millions who are gating
Sadly upon us from afar, shalrsmile,
And, unto God devout thanksgiving raising,
niess us the while."
June 21, 1844.
K3"It is earnestly hoped that county, town, and
school district committees will see to it immedi
ately that their regions ate well supplied with the
FOR vice t'UESiDEWT, extras, for winch we issue proposals to-day. A
THOMAS JflOREtIS, valuable female abolitionist (whose zeal and intel-
ofOhio. ; ligcnce on this subject ought to put thousands of
" I rejoice, that the abolition of slavery throughout the! voter' 10 thc bluh) '-'imaiked the other day, that
civilized world is no longer problematical; it seems to be j lier husband had been active in circulating the
almost universally conceded that this stupendous fraud , Freeman in his neighborhood, and she had noticed
upon a portion oi me numsn race is last tirawing to a . , . . , , ,. .
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dare not tolerate a full discussion of tho merits of i
annexation question; for, said he, if they do, pub
lic sentiment at the north will compel northern
senators to speak out against the institution of
slavery, and that will destroy our prospect at the
South! There you have the solution of the whole
subject in a nut shell.
Now, how lontr is this deception and base sub
serviency to the south to cont nuer When is the
dark veil to be raised, and the enormities and en
croachments of slavery to be brought to the light
of day, and held up to tho view of an insulted and
injured people? Let this be done, and
" From our Green Mountains to the sea.
One voice shall thunder, we are free!"
his scurvy treatment at Baltimore; but we can
hardly see how he could do otherwise, unless h
stood "solitary and alone;" for the universal
democratic party, who were recently so clamorou
for "justice to Mr Van Buren," are literally
splitting their throats in favor of " Polk and DaJ
las," Texas, slavery ami all! j. p.
close, and tht great question with us in truly, what meas
ures are best suited to accomplish this desirable end in
the Unitpd States.
paper hud become nn out-spoken Libeity man.
This, we doubt not, will be found the case through
out tho State, unless it be in a few instances of
Address to llic South.
The following extnet is from an addieu of lh
Baptists of Vermont, to their slaveholding breth
ren in the South.
" We come then to ei.treat you to abandon k.
By your own temporal interest by your love of
personal and national freedom by the duty you
owe to the enslaved by the tears and groane of
the severed family circles by your professed con
ceni to give the Bible to other nations in their owa
mother tongue by the regard you have for ag
grieved brethren by the pence nml welfare of tha
church by your reverence lor thc law of God-
and last, though not least, by the gren: day of ac
counts, w hen the slave and his master, theoDDrei- '
;ed and the oppressor, shall stand side by side, and,
sec an rne transactions oi me, pass in solemn re
view before them, we beseech you to abandon
slavery now ami forever.
v-- . -r:.- j Do you interpose objections? Are the lawr
lWneeiftti nA IWfiwi against you .' The same power that made can utv
IIOICSMOII ailtl lldCllU make those laws. Slavery lives by laxe, it must
It is generally understood that the Democrats ,lit! ''J' tl)( a'c "'"id. Set yourselves to have
(so ca!led)of Verniont.clairi. to be in favor of ..sing ! th('s.u ",l';'ust laws onI0.nt greyer abrogated..
. , ' . , , ,. . , , " Blow the trumpet of Liberty instead of slavery,-
all Constitutional means for the abolition of slavery, un,j ju powerful, soul-stirring notes, rising over
and to believe that it is the constitutional right of j hill and dale, shall meet and mingle sounds corn-
" Political action is necessary to produce
lie went upon the ground that the interests ot ; mora, relorm.t.on in. natron : and that actron with . i oiI;ce.IoUjeri (ul, s,eliB1,s ,,,in(, partialis who
Mo.ti miif nr 1 vna rtinii nnrutiiftl r.hfjiti - can onl v ha e.Tnr.tuai v jtereifie:l thron o h the ha lot hnf. ! 1 1
moral, and political condition rendered a union And surely the ballot box can never be used for a more ! vvtul(l I10t i'dievc though one should rise from the
between them impossible. We hail only quietly j noll!e purpose, than to restore and securo to every man j dead. And wo say this not by way of boasting of
to await the separation. ! hi. inalienable rights."-Thomai Morris. the ability with which the Freeman is conducted,
He -lid not believe n the cry of " now or ncv- j , , ,)Ut jn h()nor of ,h imiimtlll)le and etcrna, trulhg
r." Texas was tor annexation, "now then and; ., . ,.,.., : , . , ,. , , . , T .,
always. " j Candidate for President, j which lie at ths foundation of the Liberty cause.
He proposed to settle the slavery question as j HENRY CLAY. j. p.
we went along. He was for peace, union, com- . I ynow there is a visionary dogma which holds that) r---:
promise. He would divide the tori itory into two negro sl.tves cannot bo the subjects of propertv. I shall, CX5The editor of the Watchman seems to be
equal parts, and give the gram-growing and era- not dwell long upon this speculative abstraction. That ,1.11i i,i u ,,, r ,.r .
Zing region to no.i-slaveholding States, ami the 1 property which the law declares to be property. UW'M. ')CC ,U" 1 "U'" "
Cotton and sugar region to men who worked with; Two hundred years of legislation have sanctioned and . lllRln ll'e J i'll!,g the Liberty party so fast. At
laves. j sanctified negro slaves as propertv." I least, we suppose this is what he must mean by a
He would neutralize the question of political; .",. union of these parties, for we know nothingof any
power, and keep it in equilibrium. He hated the; ., l l hatl b,on acUUeil of PeIulsv!vania when Frank ! h . ' intolerable
fanat.c.sm of slavery as much as thatol anti-slave ,iD.f plan (ofgwdimi emancipation) was adopted, I should - ' , "U C' 1,110 ., "uU' n" " oIe,ac
TV. 'hwe voted frr it; because, bv no possibility could the lo0'' to suppose that Liberty men will go for
He cut and slashed the new Texas champions' black race ever g. in the ascendancy in that State. Dm 'Polk nnd Dallas. Don't bo troubled, neighbor
who were running down every body that did not if had boen then, r wove now a citizen of any of the! Watchman, about the conversion of the "Locos"
n;ica wan inuiii. in: MiY pt-uu v. lAun planting otaies tire southern or sontli-western states
treaty speculation in the proceedings at a dinner j I thou Id have opposed, and vould continue to oppose,
in Virginia a year ago. any scheme whatever of emancipation, gradual or im-
He denounced the project then. At the beginning; mediate.' '
of this session he was applied to, by a friend of , It is not rnuE,and I REJOICE that it is not true,
General Jackson, to enter upon this project. He tllat EITHER nf lhe ,wo great parties in lhi, cmintrv
refused it, and he now authorized that gentleman 1 any pF.SIGN or aim at abolition. I should DEEPLY
to publish his reply. j LAMENT if it were true." Clav's Speech in the Sen-
But he had been in favor of recovering Texas be-1 .ie. Feb. 7. 1839.
fore these neophytes ever heard of Txas. Horc-
vviuucrauc oanuioaie ior I resiaeni.
JAMES K. POLK.
A slaveholder of Tennessee.
ferred to his numbers, signed " La Salle," written
in 1820. Texas hail few, friends then, for there
was no speculation.
He wanted, as he bad before said, to get back
the country lost by the treaty of 1819, which dis
membered our territory, and brought a foreign na
tion into our limits; unci he would repeat, as often
as he denounced that treaty, that its uegociaior,
Mr. Adams, whom he had formerly held respon
sible for it, had absolved himself from that error,
Bnd transferred it to the shoulders of the Southern
portion of the administration meaning Mr. Mon
roe, Mr. Crawford, and Mr. Calhoun, who over
ruled him, and ceded that territory, notwithstand
ing all the reasons moral, social, commercial, po
litical and military th.it forbade it.
He now introduced a bill, entitled tin act provi
ding for the annexation of Texas.
The bill was read, and it authorises the Presi
dent to negotiate-w.ith Mexico and Texas it treaty
for thc annexation-of Texas, on tho following ba
The boundaries of.Texas to bo ns folliiws.
THere the boundaries of the original province nf
Texas are described.. IVemhraces the lands bor-'
dering on streams flowing into the Mississippi, and
comprehends 200,000 square miles, enough for
2d. The assent of the people of Texas.
8d. Tho " State of Texas," embracing the welt
settled part of Texas, and with a territory not ex
ceeding that of the largest State in the Union, to
be admitted into the'Union, on n footing of equali
ty with the original States, immediately upon the
completion of this net of annexation.
4th. Tho remainder ol'tho territory to constitute
a territorial government, to ho called the South
5th. The whole territory annexed to be equally
divided into two parts, in the Northern part of
which slavery shall never be tolerated, and in the
Southern part of which it shall bo tolerated.
6th. The assent of Mexico to he first obtained
to the annexation; or to be dispensed with only
when Congress shall deem that assent unneoossa-
7th. Other details to be adjusted by treaty, so
far as they come within the scope of the treaty ma
Txe bill was ordered to a second reading and to
Mr. Allen gave notice that ho should call for its
econd reading to-morrow.
The Senate have passed this bill to a second
reading, having first amended it on Mr. Benton's
motion, bo as to establish tho 100th meridian as the
perpetual line between tho free and slave States
to be formed.. We leara by private advices, that
there ia a considerable expectation at Washington
that this bill will be passed by general consent
tho whiga going for it to spoil the uinmunition of
the Polk and Texas party. The trick of the man
who bit olYhis own nose to suite hia neighbor, was
a fool to this. What will they do w ith the debt of
l exas tnese mortal enemies ot " assumption"
and what will they do with tho treaties in which
Texas is- bound with other powers thc slave
trade for instance? Texas must be kept OJt.
As Speaker in Congress, he gave great license to rowdy
ism and insubordination.
His construction of the gag rules was arbitrary, deciding
that a rule against the reception of abolition petitions pro
hibited all allusion to slavery in debate.
Mis greatest claims are, that he is in favnr of the imme
diate annexation of Texas, at all hazards, and is a pet of
The convention which nominated Mr. Polk resolved
" that all efforts of the aboliti mists or others, made to in
duce Congress to interfere with questions of slavery, or
to taV e incipient steps in relation thereto, aro calcu
lated to lead to the most alarming and dangerous conse
quences, and that all such efforts have an inevitable ten
dency to diminish thc happiness of the people and endan
ger the stability and permanency of the Union, and ought
not to be countenanced by any friend of our political institutions."
LIBERTY S TA TK TICKET.
WILLIAM II. SIIAFTElt,
FOR LIEUT. GOVERNOR,
to the truth, for you will find work enough in the
line of ovcrscerism, to keep the conscientious part
of your own troops in the traces.
Multitudes of candid men, begin to feel unwil
ling to sanction the crimes of a murderous duellist
by supporting him for office.
DO1" The Democratic papers aro making exten
sive boast that Mr. Polk is not a duelist. Well,
as this is about all the virtue they can claim in his
behalf, it would certainly be very wrong to rob
them of it.
CfJ-Don't forgot to read the piece on the first
page headed Solemn Appeal to voting Abolition
ists; and invite all your antislavery neighbors who
think of voting for slavery "this once" to read
"Enquirer's" article in reply to Brother
Miller, though candidly written, would we think
provoke a controversy that would bo hardly suita
ble for the columns of the Freeman.
J& Beautiful Idea. As to Daguerretypes, " a
woman's beatt is thc only plate for man's likeness.
Art instant gives the tmrejston, and an age nf sor
row and change enaccs it not!"
Mrs. Amanda Greenwood bns been appointed
Pest Mistress for the Danville Ky. Post offio?, in
ptoe of James P. Johnson, absconded.
For Representatives to Congresw
OSCAR L. SHAFTER,
WILLIAM H. FRENCH,'
For State Senators:
Wcorgc II. Page.
PAPERS FOR THE CAMPAIGN t
Spread the LIGHT and TRUTH!!
Deeply impressed with the conviction, that the strenu
ous efTorts of the two leading parties to bring the freemen
of Vermont into tho support of men and principles utterly
at varianoo with our Declaration of Independence, the
dearest rights of man, and the positive commands of God,
should be met with corresponding elforts on the part of the
friends of freedom and humanity the publisher of this pa
per proposes to funish the Freeman for twenty weeks,
commencing th first week in July, and ending the aenH
" What has the North to do with
Every man in Vermont who lives by the sweat
of his brow, and wishes to enjoy the. fruit of his
honest industry, ought to read the development,
on our first page of the manner in which theslave
bolders of the south have long drawn money, by
an act of Congress, from the U. S. Treasury, for
the purpose of hiring the Florida indinns to "be
vigilant and faithful" in preventing fugitive slaves
from coming among them, and in arresting and
returning such as come within their reach. And
further mark the bold avowal of a southern mem
ber, that tho violation of this condition toss the
main cause of the Florida war! Think of this,
freemen! that more than forty million dollars
of the hard earnings of the north have been pour
ed out like V.iter to hunt thc poor savnges of
Florida, who were too humane too christian
like, to turn bloodhounds'' and bay upon the track
of fugitives from worse than Egyptian bondage!
Think of the part you havo acted the guilt you
have incurred, unwittingly, probably, in carrying
on this heaven-daring and sanguinary war; look
over and search out the dark foundations of this
iniquitous system of slavery; see how it is entirely
supported by the industry and wealth, and protect
ed by the bayonets of the north and then answer
the oft-repeated question, "What has the north
to do with slavery?"
Agiiin : when thc south are thus violating the
constitution hy rifling the pockets of honest indus
try .at tho north, to support this impoverishing
system of bloody nnd cruel oppression, as they
aro continually doing, why do not our represen
tatives from the north, from Vermont those who
claim to belong to the " more favorable party" to
anti slavery speak out and let their constituents
know the true stato of the case how that the im
poverishing system of slavery is continually over
stepping the bounds of the constitution, and by its
encroachments upon tho rights of tho free Stoles,
is imposing on thera a tax ten thousand times
more oppressive ami burdensome than that of the
mother country in the days prior to the Revolu
tion? Here is the reason: the southern overseers
Congress, to abolish slavery in thc District, terri
tories, and the trade between tho several States:
indeed, they have for several years united with the"
Whigs in the Legislature, in passing resolutions
calling upon Congress to perform these acts. And
these acts are pointed at as evidence that they have
done all they can for the abolition of Slavery.
Well, at their late national convention, in which
the democrats of Vermont were represented, in their
declaration of principles, tho resolutions of their
convention in 1840 were unanimously re-passed,
one of which declares "that all efforts of the aboli-j
tionists or others, made to induce Cotigi ess to in
terfere with lhe question of slavery, or to take in
cipient steps relating thereto, are calculated
to lead to the most alarming and dangerous conse
quences, and that all such efforts havo an ineita
ble tendency to diminish tho happiness of the peo
ple and endanger the .stability and permanency of
the Union, and ought not to he countenanced by
any friend of our political institutions! !'"
The Democrats of Vermont have also joined
with the Whigs in the Legislature, in unanimous
ly passing resolutions against thc annexation of
Texas; while now, because the South boirlly de
mand this measure for the purpose of strengthen
ing their peculiar institutions, and have even sac
rificed Mr. Van Buren, the favorite of the north
ern democrats, because he dared to hesitate as to
the propriety of annexation at all hazards behold !
our democratic friends are out for Polk, Dallas,
and Texas! And what is worse, Judas-like, they
attempt to betray the dearest interest of the north
with a kiss, hy harping upon the falsehood coined
by Henry Clay, that Texas must make three free
to two slave states!
We know of nothing that exceeds the political
depravity of these mis-called democrats.unless it be
the double-refined hypocrisy of the Whigs, in
claiming to bo the only genuine anti-slavery par
ty, while they are endeavoring t elect Henn Clay,
the colossal pillar of slavery, to the head of this
government, who would sooner suffer the tortures
of the'inquisition than countenance any attempt to
abolish slavery;, in professing to do all that can be
dono in Congress to do away with slavery, and
then retain men there, who, in direct opposition to
their former professions and the repeated instruc
tions of their constituents, dared not vote against
ing up from till parts ol the earth, and echoing
back upon the mountains and plains, Bhall thuu.
der in the oppressor's ear, "Lei my peopU got"
The world is keying her "bugle" for liberty, and
wo to renowned America, if hers is the hist dis
cordant note in the great song of jubilee."
D5' The Holley Monument Convention, at Ro
chester, N. Y., was a splendid affair. Proceed
ings next week.
I'ini 11 E SPOUT DE l C E .
For the Freemun.
How to he Despised.
Mr. Editor: The two great political parfie
have now presented their candidates for thc Presi
dency, They each know that their candidatescan
H it be elected unless a largo body of tho prefe
sors of our holy religion will give them support.
With this knowledge, both parties have the hsr
dihood to present oppressors, tnon that buy and sell
their fellow men. How is this? Political parti
zans, that have no moral principles, hare toltt
Christians that religion should have nothing to da
with politics. And they believe that the publle
sentiment has become so corrupt on this point,,
that they can safely venture to place before chris
tians, profane, wicked men, oppressors aud duel
ists, us candidates for office. If they did not be
lieve that christians were hypocrites, who paid' tfcv
regard to the maxims of the Biblf, or the com
mands of Christ, they would not have presumed
to present such men for christians to elect. This
fact shows what their real views aro of those
christians, whom they presume thus to insult.
Would they have presumed to present such men
to our puritan fathers? Would they have calcu
lated that those men of God, who laid the foun
dation of our civil and religious institutions, could
be induced, by any party nianagen ent, to rote for
cruel oppressors, bloody murder' rs, and infidel
masons? No man can believe it. And they ner
cr would presume to present suf h men to tba
churches now, if ihey did not, in their hearts be-,
lieve, that they are as corrupt as they can wish,
them to be. So that they have no better opinio,
of ministers and churches, than Garrison and his.
friends have. Such is the honorable reward,whicb,
our partiz in leaders heap on those preachers and:
thc infamous resolution which we have previously I .,,,,., , , . ... , , ..
, . , . . , , . . ' , . i churches, who are invited to vote lr oppressors.
quoted in this article, when it was introduced into'. , . . . . ' ,
' . anil murderers. A christian pruys that God
Congress last winter,by a Southern nabob, because
it would jeopardize the interests of the parly; anil
who, notwithstanding their professions and the in
structions of our legislature, have never yet intro
duccdjor asked leave to introduce, a bill to abolish
slavery in thc District and territories, or opened
their mouths to reveal the enormous encroach
ments of the slave power; in enacting and sus
taining laws in the States to prevent duelling,
which muke it a states prison offence, and render
the offender forever incapable of holding the smal-i
lest civil office, or even of voting tor another io fill
such office, and then move heaven and earth toj
elect a devotee of duelling to the head of this na-l
tion I ! ' j. p.
"The more Fnvovable Paily."
Will our readers just look at the brief congres
sional proceedings wc give to-day, (the only thing
of interest in that body we have seen lately) and
see how the " more favorable party" treat the
question of slavery. It appears that the petition
ers, in arguing against annexation, took occasion
to drop a word against slavery, Mr. Berrien, a
great Whig leader, objected to its reception, be
cause it spoke disrespectfully of slavery. Mr.
White persisted, and finally Messrs. Crittenden
and Morebead of Kentucky, (Mr. Clay's right
hand men) advised Mr. Berrien to allow the pe
tition to be received, ami lie upon the table, inas
much ns the petitioners expressly disclaimed all
connexion with the abolitionists ! So, had there
been any possibility of those petitioners being ab
olitionists, th question f receiving their paper
must have been la d on the table! Abolitionists
cannot have n hearing! Where were the senators
from Vermont? Dumb as asses! Where were
their instructions? In their pockets ! Where their
professions? Under thf.ir feet. J. P,
0ORi'V. John Cross has been liberntfd from
prison. They came and took hitr out.
will give us wise an 1 good men to rule over us. A.
cunning political leadrr hears htm, and then pre-,
sents him a vote for a duelist, an oppressor, a pro
fane, wicked man. The christian takes the vote,
and casts it for a man whom God abhorrs. The po
litical leader says in his heart, you hypocrite, your
prayers and religion aro in vain, you are as ready
to do dirty work as other men, and you are alt
(fools or knaves. Here is the honorable anil envk
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rune position, which uifsf ciirisiians uoiu among
our party politicians. They cease to be the light;
of the world, the salt of the earth. Infidels des
pise them and theirj-eligion. Christ is denied, and'
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j nation. "All these will I give thee, it tliou wilt
j fall down and worship me." The bargain is
struck; and, alas! saints and sinners hasten Wv-
consummate the horrid act. If a few refuse tev
follow the multitude, to do the abominable act, the
desperadoes of thc infatuated worshippers, point
at them tho finger of scorn, or by craft endeavor tr
draw them into their ranks; ami glory in their deg
radation when they succeed. Shall I not visit for
these things, saith the Lord, shall not ray soul be
avenged on such a nation as this? Go, who lova
JeBusChrist, will you strike hands with the wicked
and vote for bloody oppressors, and risk the aw
ful consequence of electing profane, wicked men,,
to ruin over this nation? Both parties appeal to
you for help. They expect that you will deny
your Lordjshow yourselves hypocrite?, sod render
your religion contemptible. And they are now
w aiting to sec what answer you will give them;
for on your answer, their hopes depend. Will
you cast in your lot amongst them, or will you
honor our Lord, and show the sincerity of your re
ligion and prayers, by your works. We shall see,
and infidels will see, nnd your final .judge will sio.
nnd rest assured, that he will rondor unii yftu ne
cordiug t( your worbs.
AN All) MAN,