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"Give me JLiberty-or give me Death!"
MOffTPEIilKR, VERMONT, FRIDAY, SEPT. 27, 1844-
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I wish you to understand, as my feelings, that the ques
tion of slavery, and, most particularly, the question about
the domination of the alave representation, which over
burdens us all, is THE great question on which your in
terests are concerned in the government of the United
States.-, Q.Adams, at Dedham, 1843.
There is only on proper and effectual mode by which
the abolition of slavery can be accomplished, and that is
by legislative authority, and this, so far as my suffrage
will go, shall not be wanting. Washington.
Then come the Liberty Parly , embracing a large portion
of the virtue, intelligence, and legal knowledge, the Chris
tianity and Patiiotism, of the North. Taking the ground
first occupied by VVashin'on himself, that slavery was
the creature of the law, and shonld be abolished by law,
ihey appeal to the ballot-box, not the bayonet; like the
great Irish reformer, having faith in the power of reason,
truth, and virtue, they expect to achieve a bloodless revo
lution more glorious lhan any yet arising from force and
arras. This party, a few years ago, numbered but seven
thousand voters; now, in 1843, they poll sixty-five thou
sand men at the ballot-box, having doubled themselves
every year from the time nf their organization. At such a
continued rate of increase, I leave it to the reflecting to
determine how long it will be before they absorb the whole
political power of the North. Cassius M. Clay.
And etii the liberties of a nation he thought secure,
when we have removed their only firm basis, a convic
tion in the minds of the people that these liberties are the
gift of God? Indeed, I tremble for my country, when I
reflect thpt God is just; that His justice cannot sleep for
ever; (hat, considering numbers, nature, and natural
means only, a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an ex
change of situation is among possible events: it may be
come probable by supernatural interference! The Al
mighty has no attribute which can take side with us in
such a contest. Jefferson's JVotes on Virginia.
It would be curious to see two dogs fighting'
over a bone that hns no meat on it, when there was
an unpicked bone laying near. But it is nothing
strange that unprincipled men should fry to make
a crisis, when there is a hope that they may avail
themselves of John Randolph's seven principles,
'the five loaves and two fishes.'
And it is strange that honest and intelligent'men
should be so duped on this subject. A little more
on Texas. After having proved that annexation
would tend to emancipate the slaves, he said he
diil not think it would be annexed because the
north were opposed to slavery, and they would
not suffer it, for they had a majority in Congress.
Yet his own opinion was that it should be annex
Tfltt gentleman said that the whiga proved ihoir
doctrine, by the logic the man used to prove that
a cat has three tails". His logic must be full as lib
eral, for it would be quite as difficult to prove that
a cat has three tails, and at the same time, no tail,
as to prove three tails only.
After the gentleman was through, there was no
time to follow him, but Mr. Renfrew, an ab e
man of the Liberty party, being called upon, arose
and spoke four or five minutes with tones of such
solemnity, that the house was filled with awe
solemnity sat upon every countenance, and when
he told them that one day they would have to give
an account for the vote they were about to give, &
then it would be a matter of no small moment to
them, whether they remembered the poor or not.
In that short time he destroyed all the gentleman
had been laboring to build up. W. D.
Topshnm, 17th of September, 1344.
For me Freeman.
Polk and Texas Meeting.
Mr. Editor: Notice being duly given out,
last Monday, my friend James of Lyndon, appear
ed in the village school house. He is a student of
law, and a member of the Democratic Polk party.
He came with a large bundle of papers and other
documents under his arm, and stood up and taught
the following doctrines and antagonisms:
I. That the principles entertained by the Presi
dent would be carried out in his administration.
2; That Gen. Hamilton and John Adams were
ibe main pillars of federalism.
S. That federalism consists in dividing the peo
ple into two classes, the gentleman and the labor
er, the well born and the low born, the gentleman
to rule, and the laborer to be ruled.
4. That the democrats are better on the tariff
than the whigs, because they take the middle
ground, nod neither go for free trade nor for the
"5. That he could not vote for George Put
nam if he was an abolitionist, if he was in fa
vor of equal rights, if he was in favor of doing
awav the distinction of gentleman and laborer, of
well born and low born, becauso he is a federalist,
6. That the democrats have always voted far
the highest tariff. '
7. That the present tariff was not passed by the
whigs, and that it could not have been got through
if the democrats had not come to the rescue.
8. That the democrats are opposed to the pres-
9; That the present tariff gives you some pro
tection on wool, but not on your grain and beef,
10. That the increased value of wool is owing to
the blocking Up of a certain river.which prevented
lie importation of wool.
- 11. That it cannot be expected that a tariff will
irn 'nut the value of provisions, because there is no
importation. Neither grain orcattlo were imported
But Mr. Editor, I will not trouble you much
longer with these antagonistic sentiments. I onlv
wish to give you some of his crafty sentiments on
the annexntion of Texas.
He said we were morally bound to receive Tex
as on account of a certain treaty, made a number
of years ago, in which we agreed to protect that
country. This is a new idea, certainly.
He read southern authority to prove that the an
. f m 'II. . a .
nexation oi lexas win emancipate the slaves in
the southern States; they will all run to Texas
and work down into Mexico and through Gauti
mala, and finally paw the Isthmus of Danen, when
they will become free spontaneously. That is the
Before he closed, he said that there was no di
ference between Clay and Polk on annexation and
the tariff. Yet, he said his controversy was not
with the Liberty party, but with his whig friends
I wor der what he is contending for ? It is strange
that men will strain at a gnat and swallow a cam
. ; hot Ihiy will. '
Musical Convention at Waterbury,
Agreeably to previous notice, a highly respecta
hie number of the lovers of Sacred Music from La-
moue and wasnmgton bounties, assembled at
Waterbury, on the 12th Sept. in convention.
At 18 o'clock A. M. the convention was called
to order and organized by the appointment of Hon
Calvin Burnett, President, and S. M. Penock
Secretary. Convention opened with prayer by
Rev. Mr. Leonard. Appointed Daniel Lothian
Lharles Parker, and S. M. Pennock a Business
Appointed Rev. Messrs. Carlton, Stone, Leon
ard and Beckwith a Committee on Resolutions.
Appointed Messrs J. Cheney, Woodard, and
Josl.vn, Choristers. After the performance of sev
eral piec rJ music in good . iatm , under Mess.
Howard and Cheney, the convention adjourned
till 1 o'clock P. M.
Convention assembled according to adjournment.
Called to order by the Chairman. Prayer by Rev
Mr. Woodard, after a voluntary by the Choir.
Singing under Mr. Woodard. The committee on
Resolutions, through their Chairman, Mr. Carl
ton, reported the following, which were severally
cad, discussed, and adopted.
vt nereus, it is very desirable that all persons
hould n:)t only be able to receive benefit from
hearing the praises of God sung by others, but
should also bo able themselves to praise him in sa
cred songs and Wereas, This end cannot be se
cured unless children are early taught the art of
acred music. Therefore,
Resolved, That in the opinion of this conven
tion, efforts should be made to introduce sacred
music into our schools as a branch of primary education.
Whereas, The study of sacred music is a branch of
intellectual educatiou, as well as reading, writing,
or mathematics and Whereas, In schools for in
tellectual discipline, there will be an interchange
of thought not strictly devotional. Therefore,
Kesolved, 1 hat scnools tor the study ot music
should be holdcn during the six days of the week
rather than on the sabbath
Resolved, that there is a mutual obligation be
tween the choir and congregation, which requires
on the part of the congregation pecuniary aid, and
encouragement by other means, and on the part of
the choir, punctuality faithful attention to the study
of music, and an effort to discharge the duties of
the choir in the sanctuary in all respects worthy of
their important trust.
Rev. Mr. Carlton made the following report,
which was read, debated, and adopted.
The Committee appointed at the convention
holden ut Morrisville, in June last, to confer upon
the subject embodied in a resolution introduced by
Mr. Simeon Cheney, and adopted by the conven
tion, would respectfully submit the following re
Three topics embodied in the resolution require
1st. Should singing schools be holden in the
day time rather than in the evening?
2nd. Should singing schools be holden through
3d. Should towns contiguous to each other em
ploy the same teacher?
The committee are of opinion that schools for
singing should be holden in the day time. The
health of the teacher requires it. If a teacher
spends his evenings in teaching, he will bo liable
to fail of obtaining his rest in its proper season.
He closes the day with vigorous labor and excite
ment. Thia is contrary to the laws of nature.
Though a person has not labored' during the day,
he should liot commence active labor in the eve
ning, tie has been awake, anil nature requires
rest, even it labor has been neglected. J he eve
ning is not a time for vigorous labor or excite
ment. But according to the present mode of con
ducting singing schools, teachers. are often taxed
with severe labor during tho day: and not only
does a regard for the health of a teacher require
that scools should not be holden in the evening;
but it may also be urged against the practice, that
ho will not be able to sing as well, nor give as good
instruction as he would wlien his body was vigor
ous. If the powers of the body und mind are vig
orous and active in the evening, it is from unnatu
ral excitement, and can never supply the lack of
the natural vigor.
The evening is an incorrnient time for holding
singing schools. Singers teed day light to enable
them to read musio without difficulty. In addition
to this, there is much jr'jr;, and no little expense
in lighting u roonXin n xtfi'i luiIi1Lui, ami whnt
is worse, rooms are never Jjrted as they should
be. There is also a great inconvenience in attend
ing schools in the evening. Many singers are un
der the necessity of traveling three or four miles.
It is a hazardous undertaking for persons to expose
themselves in a cold winter night at a late hour,
after having been shut up in a warm room with a
bad air during the evening, and after having ex
hausted their bodies, antl especially their lungs, by
an effort put forth when nature requires repose.
Another consideration should not be overlooked.
Young persons should not bo called away from the
domestic circle under circumstances which render
their late return unavoidable.
One objection may be mado against holding
singing schools in the day time. It may be said
that scholars cannot spare the time. To this the
committee would say, that if singing is not valua
ble enough to be attended to at a time which God
has alloyed to labor, it is not worth possessing.
The committee believe that singing schools ought
to be holden in warm as well as in cold weather.
It might not, however, be practicable in a farming
community, to continue the schools during the
more busy parts of the year. ?
In regard to the third topic, the committee would
say, that they consider that it is very desirable that
a number of towns contiguous to each other should
employ the same teacher.
The business committee through their chairman
reported that the next sonventinn should be holden
at Wolcott, on the 2nd Tuesday of December
next, commencing at 10 o'clock A. M. which was
iveral tunes, anthems, and chants Were now
performed in fine style under -Messrs. Cheney nnd
V'0'tril. if .-r '. H :
The following resolution .was introduced and
unanimously adopted. '
Resolved, That the thanks of this convention be
tendered to the inhabitants of Waterbury (or their
hospitality and kind entertainment.
After singing Old Hundred, by the congregation,
the convention was disolved with the benediction.
The convention was unusually large, numbering
about two hundred singers, and nearly as many
spectators. The weather was favorable, the com
pany agreeable, and the musical performances e
vinced a good order of talent, ail of which served
to render the occasion one of interest, and we hope
of profit to all.
The generous hearted people of Waterbury de
serve especial praise for gratuitously providing for
CALVIN BURNETT, President.
S. M. Pennock, Secretary.
two hundred male slaves, manacled and chained to
each other. I had never seen such a revolting
sight before! Black men in fetters, torn from the
lands where they were born, from the ties they
had formed, and from the comparatively easy con
dition which agricultural labor affords, and driven
by white men, with liberty and equality in their
mouths,to a distant und unhealthy countiy, to perish
in the sugar mills of Louisiana, where the duration
of life for a sugnr mill slave does not exceed seven
years. Forty-three of these unjortunale beings
had been purchased,! was informed, of the Hon. J.
K. Polk, tin present Speaker of the House of Rep
resentatives; the mark of the Branding Iron, with
the initials of his name, on their shoulders, distin
guishing them from the rest."
Is this possible?. Is it true that the Democracy
of America have selected a? their lender, a mon
ster God forbid that we should call him man
whose iitfnie Inji1irfl ln H"fH(r-r.','-' t ...rii
chattel:?,')! ; tMsr j . ' .. . ,
plantation ' ' ' . ' '
lift? O f U f i . . . ,aV: ; ni , -i v. i.,vut,l4i'
hot branding iron sinking into their convulsed and
quivering flesh, the well known initials,
; j, K, p, !
Horrible! HORRIBLE ! The whole
should cry out, SHAME! ! !
tne it on !
. i.elwlhonl-aaitjir- !Bo4$ if'
; find safe pathway, whjfh Jl '.
From the Countryman.
To the Christian Public,
Is IT A SIN TO VOTE FOR RULERS OP IMMORAL
Christian reader, why have you commenced the
perusal of this article? It is meant for you and
all that fear God. Do you mean to give it a can
did, impartial, and thorough perusal? If not, lay
it down at once, and do not yourselves, the writer,
and the subject, the injustice ol a partial examina
tion. 1 he question discussed in this article, is
one of the deepest interest to you, to your country,
and to the world. These' thoughts require some
thing more than a mere passing consideration.
The question, to which your attention is invited,
Can you, consistently with the obligations
of Christianity, vote for men, as rulers of
THE PEOPLE, WHO ARE KNOWN TO BE IMMORALf
I design, in this investigation to bring this ques
tion of voting for immoral men to the test of chris
tian principle; and show that whenever you exert
your influence in favor of the election of such men
to office, and especially to offices of high impor
tance and responsibility, you sin against God. By
an immoral man, I mean a man who is a profutie
swearer, a sabbath-breaker, a s?ofler, a gambler, a
drunkard, a debauchee, a slaveholder, or a duelist
If he has but one ofthe.se detestable traits of char
acter, he may bo juslly charged with immorality.
Miwll nmrn nluiiivintu In Ihij nliorren ia lio. ivtmwe
character is a combination of two or more of these
vices. And t maintain, that to vote for fiich men
is a violation of the obligations of Christianity.
1st. Because in voting for such men you act in
opposition to the true meaning and spirit of the
prayers which you are bound to offer unto God for
You will not deny that it is your duty to pray
that the Almighty would give us just and good men
to rule over us. Surely vou would not dare to usk
him so lo overrule the political concerns of the na
tion, that profane swearers, sabbath-bunkers, op
pressors, drunkards, debauchees, nnd duelists may
come into the high places of power. You shrink
from so flagrant and frightful an impietv (is this.
And yet, guilty inconsistency you will vote for
men, as rulers of the people, w hose characters are
so notoriously immoral that you would regard it
as the height ot impietv and insult to ask Uod to
give men of their character to govern the people, your
and rulers of hundreds, and rulers of fifties, and
rulers of tens."
Is it not clearly taught here that every office;
from the highest to the lowest, should be filled1
with good men, men of inflexible integrity and
spotless fame? Here, then, is the rule, the inspire
ed, infallible, imperative rule of your conduct in
the discharge ofyour high duties at the ballot-box.
Where, in all the Bible, arc you told, tiiat you?
may select men of notorious immorality, who have
not the ft or of God before their eyes, to act in the
solemn and responsible capacity of judges and of--fleers
of the people? Let the passage be produced,
if it is any where to be found in the Word of God.
No such instructions are found in that blessed vol--ume,
and if, on any occasion, you arrogate to
yourself the right and assume the responsibility of
voting for wicked men, you do it without the sanc
tion of." fhus saiih!tbe,Lord','rr-do it.4n open and1
take fh rf it) i
- " ;V;:f .Vtho.i.
VU.M!,if;iJiiHiitfiailant . up"aiid:l&velled, for tho
broad and destructive road, along which profliciito
politicians are leading the thoughtless and infatu
ated multitude. Do you imagine that even the
present crisis, important as it is, justifies you in a
bandoning the great landmarks, established by
Jehovah himself, as beacons lo direct your course,
for the dimly flickering and uncertain lights of po
litical expediency? When you reject the great
principles laid down in the Word of God to govern'
your conduct in the choice of rulers, you must
permit others to do the same. The inevitable
consequence will be, that each party and each in
dividual, left to the vague and dangerous teachings
of expediency will find no well established and
common principles of action; and union in regard
to the moral interests of politics will be a matter
of stern and rigid impossibility. If the morale of
politics is to be determined by what may appear
to parties the pecuniary interests of a nation, no
permanent standanl of right and wrong can lie es--
tablislicd. You will find yourself out on the broad
and turbulent ocean of uncci tainty, drifting in con
trary directions, destined never to reach the same
haven; and doomed to miss the port of permanent
political rectitude nnd prosperity. The Bible rule
is the safest and the best in all circumstances.'
Every other is vague, uncertain, dangerous, chan
ging with every election and accommodating itself
equally well to the honest convictions of opposing"
political part.es. Jncti party will honestly believe
that the rule is on its side, and each, by abandon
ing the inspired rule will be sure to go wrong.
3d. Voting for immoral men is sinful because it
affords direct encouragement to vice. Whenever'
a profane swearer, a gambler, a duelist, or a slave--
holder is elected to ollice, his vices and crimes be
come matters of public toleration. The higher
the office, the more these crimes are brought out
to public view, and the more extensive' is the tole
ration exercised in regard to them. And what la
the effect on the public mind of this wide-spread1
nnd deliberate toleration ? It familiarises t'- ul-
lie conscience to rice, blunts and vitiates. 'it.
ceptions ot its enormity, encourages profligae'
politicians to aim at the high places of power, aiti
iuculi:ates on the nation this awful lesson, that the
intellectual qualifications of a candidate must take'
precedence ot Ins moral attributes in a govern
ment of law ! It teaches that capacity of intellect
is superior to moral virtue; and this lesson of rank
infidelity, inculcated and enforced by your exam
ple at the polls, protects crime from the righteous
seventy ot merited reproof and cheers it onward
in its aims for power with the highest assurance
and the brightest prospects of success. It gives-
vice a passport every where. It makes it rsspecta-
ble in every society; for who would think of with
holding from the man, whom a nation of Chris
tians delights to honor, the polite and cordial at
tentions ot Ins own lantily? V ould you tlare to
elevate to office the remorseless debauchee of
neighborhood, who spends his life in
From the Middlesex Standard.
The Democratic Candidate.
"It is strange, it is dreadful! shout, Tyranny,
Through thy dungeons and palaces. Freedom is
If there lingers one spark of her fire, tread it out,
And return to the empire ofdarkncsr once more."
Our readers know that James K Polk is a slave
holder. They know that he is in favor of the im
mediate annexation of Texas, as a slaveholding ter
ritory. And they know that it was solely on ac
count of these two things that he was nominated
by the late Baltimore Democratic Convention.
But they do not know all. They do not know how
this comparatively obscure slaveholder has quali
fied himself for the Chief Magistracy of a free peo
ple. The following, 4lkii. wefind in the Albany
Patriot, copied from the Ithaca, (N. Y.) Chroni
cle, may cast some light upon the matter:
"Mr. Spencer: Will you have the goodness to
insert in your paper the' following extract from
Roerbach's "Tour through theWcstern and South
ern States in 1836." This work has received the
approbation of every American critic, not only
for its graphic descriptions of scenery, but for its
candid anil impartial remarks on-men and man:
ners. Amidst the present turmoil and fanatbisni
of politics, I would furnish a statement mado long
before tho contagion reached us, when their could
be no inducement to disguise the truth, or publish
"Just as we reached the Duck river in the early
grey of tho morning, we came up with a singular
spectacle, the most striKing one oi me kidii i nave
ever witnessed. It was a camp oi negro siave
drivers, just packing up to. start. They had ti-
bout thre hundred slaves wun mem, wno nan bi
vouacked the preceding night in cAniiw in the
woods; these they were conducting to Natchez on
the Mississippi river, to work upon the sugar plan
tations in Louisiana. It resembled one of the cof-
fles of slaves spoken of by Mungo Park, except
that they had a caravan of nine waggons and sin
gle horse carriages for the purpose of conducting
the white people, and any of the blacks that should
fall lame, to which they wero now putting their
horses to pursue their march. The female slaves
were, some of tbem, sitting on logs of wood, whilst
others were standing, and n great main little
hlack children were warming themselves by be
fire of the bivauac. In front of them all, and pre
pared for the march, stood in double filec, about
You know, vou acknowledae. that vou are hound multiplying the victims of seduction nnd miserv ?-
to pray for those rulers only, who tire of blameless Why would you not? Because you know thatthar
example, nnd of tried and acknowledged moral in- elevation of such a man to office would be a virtu-
tegnty. You will not, you dare not, pray tor those ol endorsement ot bis character; and because, by
who are known to be immoral, or whose charuc- giving him importance, the influence of the act
ters are stained with high crimes and misdemea- would be appalling to the great interests of reli-
nors. And is it morally right to vote for men gion and fundamental morality. What, then
whom you would not dare to ask Gnd to put in must the moral influence be of elevating slave-
oilices cf responsibility and trust? You dare not holders, gamblers, and duelists to the high place
ask God to give us gamblers to rule over lis. of power in the nation ? Is not the bestowment of
W ill you vote tor gamblers? Vou dare not ask onice to be regarded, at all times, as a special fa-
hiin to elevate slaveholders. Will vou vote for
slaveholders? You dare not ask him to put duel
ists into the high places of power. Will yon vole
for duelists? You pray for none but good and
worthy men for rulers. But how is Jehovah to
vor, bestowed by the people on the incumbents.
nnd is not this especially the case when the presi
dency of the United States is the gift conferred?
Andnn you be so far infatuated as to bestow this
special honor upon a gambler or a slaveholder, or
give us good rulers, except through the instrumen- a ducli.t, without foreseeing, that it is a special
tality ot the bullot-noxr Surely, you do not ex- endorsement ot his good character, and a marked
peel that men after God s own heart are to arie encouragement to profligacy and crime ! Ifwick-
and violently seize the reins of government. God ed men, are worthy of the highest offices and hon-
w 1 1 1 not work miracles to give us men of spotless ors ot the nation, what has vice to fear? What
character and incorruptible integrity. Not until greater encouragement, what higher couute-
he is determined lo chastise us, as a nation, tern- nance can it demand? It your intellects are not
lily for our sins, by bringing upon us the horrors of fearfully darkened and your conscience seared as
a bloody revolution, will he employ any other with n hot iron, yon must perceive that the cleva-
means, than the ballot-box to answer your prayers
for rulers fearing litin and working righteousness.
Will you, then, deposit in that ballot-box your
votes for men, who stand justly impeached for im
morality of conduct, and corruption of moral pnn-
tion of an immoral man to office strengthens th
hands of the ungodly and gives countenance to--
crime. 1 o vote tor such a man is a violation rC
Christian obligation is a sin against God.
4tn. lo vote Tor immoral men is sinful, because
ciplc? Are you not thus tempting the Almighty ! such men will never regard and protect the riahlt
jre you nui, its iui as ujjpi jpriaw menus me cuu
cerned, rendering it impossible fur God to nuswer
your prayers? 0 Christian ! blush ntyourincon
sistency and guilt in praying that God would np
point us rulers of this great people, men of unim
pcachable morality and pure principles, while, at
the beck ot parly you deposite your votes for sabbath-breakers,
gamblers or duelists. Be guilty of
this inconsistency no longer. Cease praying-for
good men, you mny not; but cease voting jor wick
God in the administration of government.
Civil government is ol divine origin. Insnirn-
lion has assured us that "the powers that be nr
ordained of God, ami whosoever resisteth the
power, resisteih the ordinance of God." This i
the doctrine of revealed religion. If civil coverm-
ment is of divine appointment, if it is an ordi
nance of God, it should be so administered as not
to infringe on the divine law, and as not to relax
the authority nnd obligations of Christianity.. U
ed men yon mutt; or you will 'come under the it not a well established and incontrovertible truth
t. ' t . . j I -i . . c , i . n I i .1.... i. ..I I . , i . . . .
frightful anathema of those who honor God with
their mouths, but in works deny him
2nd. It is a sin against God to vote for immoral
men, because he has given us specific directions re
specting the nhoral qualijicahms aj rulers
You profess to be a Christian, and you have
promised to be governed in all things by the in
spired decisions of revealed truth. You believe
that in all matters of faith and practice its nuthori
ty is paramount and universally binding. Listen,
then, to its plain and unequivocal instructions in
relation to the moral qualifications of ihose who
are to fill the sacred seals of public and responsi
ble cilices, 2d Samuel xxm : 3 "lhe Godot I
rael said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, ho that
rulcth over man must be just, ruling in the fear ol
God;" Exodus xviii: 21. "Moreover thou shah
provide out of nil the people, able men, such as
fear God, men of truth, hating covetouwess; and
placs such over them to be the rulers of thousands
that God has righis at stake in the administration
of civil government.
Has he not laid down in his Word lhe funda
mental principles of ai riL'htcons ami nrnr pi-leg
islation? Has he not instituted a Sabbath, on
which human governments are forbidden to place
the foot of violation? Has he not a name which
huninn governments are sacredly bound to vene
rate? Hns he net an agency in the affairs of na
tions, which rulers are bound to recognize and
acknowledge.' Has he not laid down great prin
ciples of righteousness, which he requires us to
observe in all onr interconrse with foreign nations?
Are there not great national sins, officially commit
ted by those in authority, and ralifie'd by (he peo
ple by continuing the perpetrators in power, de
manding an ingenuous and public humiliation be
fore God? These things deeply nflect the rights,
and the honors of Jehovah; they 'deeply concern
the prosperityjof his kingdom. "Hmce, the suite,
bit tcknow!edgimnf;atH ths dequtt ricWw