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For the Freeman.
The Early Dead.
Mourn not for those departed,
Ere age had marked the brow:
If grace was hero imparted,
With Jesus are they now.
No longer are they tasting
The woes o'er which we sigh;
No longer life is wasting:
They live, no more to die.
Though earthly hopes are blighted
And laid within the grave,
Yet heavenly hopes are lighted
Beyond the stormy wave.
To where are purer pleasures,
Safe from the blasts of time,
God has removed our treasures,
To that ambrosial clime.
Chill winds and storms will never
Assail our plants again;
Transplanted, now forever
Unfading they'll remain.
Since God in love has taken
Our loved ones in life's dawn,
Be confidence unshaken,
Faith soar above the storm.
As o'er their graves we're bending,
Be dried the falling tear,
Let faith and love be blending
To bring the Saviour near.
With holy resignation,
We'll bless the hand divine;
By blest anticipation
Our sainted friends rejoin.
and mischief-makers, between abolitionists and
slaveholders. Let these alone, and the issue will
be a fair one and fairly met.
L. C . Matlack.
Philadelphia, Aug. 10.
Isaac T. Hopper and the Methodist
Anecdote of Lorenzo Dow.
The following anecdote is told of Lorenzo Dow
which is characteristis of that excentric man.-
Having applied for permission to hold a meeting
in a certain school house, was told that it should
be at his disposal, informing him at the same time
that efforts had been frequently made to hold mee
tings in that place, which had always been inter
rupted by disorderly persons, either insulting the
speaker or causing disturbance by riotous conduct.
But he told them he was willing to run all risks on
that score. " Only collect the people," said he,
" and I will keep them quiet."
The day of the meeting the house was filled to
overflowing, and among them a number of suitable
materials lor mobs; and one drunkard, in particu
lar, had come prepared to make a speech. Loren
zo arose very deliberately and stated that he had
learned by observation and experience, that most
communities might be divided into three classes of
persons. He would give his hearers a description
of them. The first were religious people. These,
from a sense of duty, always treat the preacher
and congregation with respect. The second class
were called genteel people, or people of the world.
These, from feelings of self-respect or pride, nev
er behave rudely on these occasions. The third
class ho would not name just yet; but give a. few
sketches of their character, by which they may be
known. When the speaker begins you will ob
serve their mischievous glances, as if they were
plotting some mischievous actions. Presently one
goes out arid is soon followed by another. Pres
ently strange noises are heard, or probably a stone
is seen coming through the window. At another
time, you will hear a drunkard primed for the oc
casion, addressing the meeting. These and vari
ous other plans had been pursued in meetings
which he had addressed. This class he should
call Turkey Buzzards. The speaker paused, and
looked around upon his audience with a most in
quiring look. I perceive, said he, there are no
Buzzards here. He was not disturbed on that oc
casion , 1 presume.
Hat Easier. A few days since, we had the
pleasu re of seeing a little contrivance known by
the above name, in operation. It consists of a
large fork, with four prongs, about 18 inches in
length, and about 75 feet of rope and two pulleys.
The whole cost of ene is about five or six dollars,
and with it a boy and man can unload more hay
than ten men in the old way of lifting it off" one
forkfull at a time. We are also informed by a
successful farmer, who had recently purchased
one, that1 although ho bad only procured this the
week before, it had already saved him more than
double the price of it in advancing his hay har
vests, so as to escape a heavy shower of rain.
Newton, Pa.) Journal.
GEN. WASHINGTON &, LORD ERSKINE.
A volume was presented to Gen. Washington in
1797, by Thomas, Lord Erskine, on a blank page
of which he wrote the following note, containing,
perhaps, the happiest eulogium ot the many be
stowed upon that wonderful man:
" Sir I have taken the liberty to introduce your
august and immortal name in a short sentence
which is to be found in the book I send you. I
have a large acquaintance among the most valua
ble and exalted classes ol men, but you are the on
ly human being for whom 1 ever felt an awful rev
erence. I sincerely pray trod to grant a long and
serene evening to a life so gloriously devoted to
the happiness of the world."
A Beautiful Sentiment. The late eminent
judge, Sir Allen Park, once said at a public
meeting in London:
" We live in the midst of blessinss, till we aro
utterly insensible of their greatness, and of the
sources from whence they flow. We speak of our
civilization, our arts, our freedom, our laws, and
forget entirely how large a . share of nil is due to Jeg anJ he is become my all
Christianity. Blot Christianity out of the page of ' '
man's history, and what would his laws have
ueen wnac nis Civilization r ijiiiisiiauiiy is iiiiA
ed up with our verv being and our daily life; there
is not a familiar" nbject around us which does not
wear a different aspect, because the light ol unris
tian hope is on it not a law which does not owe
its truth and gentleness to Christianity not acus
torn which cannot be traced, in all its holy and
healthful partsftyhn Gospel."
During the late session of the General Confer
ence of the M. E. Church, in the city of N. York,
that well known friend of the slave, Isaac T. Hop
per was introduced to three young ladies, daugh
ters of a slaveholding Methodist preacher from
Mississippi. Said the friend at whose house they
were visiting, "This is Isaoc Hopper, one of the
most rabid abolitionists in the north. And these,"
turning to the ladies, "are the daughters of a
slaveholder from the south."
By this means they were soon well known to
each other. And the conversation which ensued,
with other interesting incidents, I will give in the
language of friend Hopper, who related it to me
They were very intelligent girls; I was much
pleased with them. One of them assured me,
however, that she could not do without the
Why, Mr. Hopper,' said she, ' I never dressed
or undressed myself until I came to the north, and
I did not know what to do when I left home: I felt
inclined to bring a servant with me.'
' I wish thee had brought one,' said I.
4 Why, what would you have done, Mr. Hopper,
if you had seen her?'
4 1 should have told her that she was a free wo
man, now, but if she went back to the south she
would go as a pig or a sheep, to be sold if occa
sion called for it.'
They only laughed at the frankness thus ex
pressed, and continued the conversation for some
time, on the same subject. I then told them 1
should like to see them at my house with their fa
ther. And in a few days they came, very much
to my satisfaction. We had a long talk about
Said this preacher, 4 Mr. Hopper, do you say
and think that 1 nm not a Christum:"
I certainly do not regard thee as a Christian
Why, Mr. Hopper, do you think I cannot go
4 That I will not say. But slavery is a great n
bomination, and no one who is guilty of it can be
a Christian, or Christ-like. I would not exclude
thee from the kingdom of heaven. To thy own
master thou dost stand or fall. If thou dost enter
there, it will be on the ground of ignorance of the
fact that thou art living in sin.'
We reasoned on it at some lencth, when the
conversation turned on the conduct of abolition
Said the preacher, 4 If the abolitionists were all
like you and Mr. Gibbons, we would come to
some agreement on the matter. Why, I was
never treated so well by any body as yon and Mr.
Gibbons, your abolition friend, have treated me
but your abolitionists generally are so violent and
4 A friend present remarked to him that none
were more generally execrated, as vile and abu
sive abolitionists, than was the 4 notorious Hop
Russian Cruelty. A late European paper,
the Cologne Gazette, contains an account of the
punishment inflicted on five Russian deserters,
who were apprehended when close to, if not upon
the Prussian territory. They received 1500
strokes of the knout; it is very seldom the victim
survives the thousandth blow. Notwithstanding
the death of the five in question, the executione
proceeded to inflict the very last lush prescribed
by the sentence. With worse than Chinese refine
ment in barbarity, the parents and families of the
condoinned were forced to witness the punishment
from beginning to end.
Spirit op Controverst. For more than 20
years my dear Master nas delivered me trom a
spirit of controversy, and I trust will deliver me
to the end. Let others dispute about salvation, 1
will leave them and seek to enjoy it. And I do
glory be to my God. I am getting in my harvest,
while they are only sowing the seed. I am living
W . 1(0
A Hint to Hearers. A few years ago, when
r i i n
maKing a preacning tour in xoi-Ksnire, ivir. itov-
land Hill paid a visit to an old friend who said to
him "Mr. Hill, it is just sixty-live years since 1
first heard you preach, and I remember your text
and part of your sermon." 44 'Tis more than I
do," was his reply. 44 You told us," his friend
proceeded, 44 that some people were very squeam
ish about the delivery of different ministers who
preached the same gospel. You said, suppose
you were attending to hear a will read, where you
expected a legacy to be left you, would you em
ploy the time when it was reading in criticising the
manner in which the lawyer read it r No, vou
would not; you would be giving all ear to hear if
any thing was left to you, and how much it was.
lhat is the way 1 would advise you to hear the
Compare the MEM and tSieir
JAMES . BIRNEY,
44 Our own slave states, and especially the mora seuth
em of them, in which the number of slaves it greater,
and in which, of course, the sentiment of injustice '.
stronger than the more northern ones, are to be placed in
the list of decaying communities.
" The question now for the North finally to decide i
shall the slave states draw us down with them, and bclh
perish,, or shall we, by a decided conjunct exertion of vir
luous energy, save ourselves and them from destruction "
James G. Birney.
" I allow not to human laws, be they primary or secon
dary, no matter by what numbers, or with what solemn:
ties ordained, the least semblance of right to establish Sla
very, to make property of my fellow, created equally with
myself, in the imnge 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 true foundation of Govern
ment. Governments exist, not for the destruction of lib
erty, but for its defence not for the annihilation of men's -lights,
but their preservation." Birney on Annexation.-
Whilst the South is crying out for the Union, and char-"
ging the Abolitionists with aiming to destroy it, the Union
it wants is one in which the North is tamely to submit to
the indignities and degradation which slavery casts upon'
free labor to the destruction of the press and the slaugh--ter
of its defenders the subversion of the right of petition
in fine, to the handing over of the government to the'
South, to be administered ssolely by slaveholding polliti
cians for the perpetuity of the system of slavery. Bir-'
ney's Letter, Feb. lo, 1839.
The dwelling house of Mrs. Gen. Harrison was
entered a few nights since by some burglars, and
a valuable watch stolen.
A Negro Boy's Prayer,
Here is a beautiful instance of child-like confi
dence in God. Those who please, tuny smile at
the idea that this boy's prayer had any thing to do
with the result, but the story is a fine one, as we
find it in a speech recently delivered in London
by Rev. C. Brown, n young missionary about to
sail in the 44 John Williams" for the South Seas.
A boy who had been liberated from a captured
slave-vessel was landed at Sierra Leone, and plac
ed under the care of a schoolmaster named
Thompson. On one occasion, the boys not being
in school, and the door being shut, Mr. Thomp
son, on passing, heard a murmuring; he listened,
and discovered that this boy was engaged in pray
er. His petitions were to the following effect:
My Lord Jesus, me tank thee that wicked
man come and catch me; and that good Kins
George's big ship come and catch wicked man's
ship, and being me here; and that Massa Thomp
son teach me read, and teach me knowMhee. Me
one very great favor to ask; send more wicked
man catch father and mother, and send good king
George's big ship, catch wicked man's ship, and
bring father and mother here, and niassa"Tnomp
son teach them read, and teach them know thee;
and we all go to heaven together."
Some might say, what a prayer! The boy told
what he wanted, and in the words that his wants
suggested. Mr. Thompson then went and spoke
to him, and asked him whether he thought Jesus
Christ would hear such a prayer. To which he
replied that he (Mr. T.) had said Christ would
hear all prayer. In the evening of that day, Mr.
I honipson was walking on the beach, and there
saw little loin. On asking him what he was
in?, he replied that he had come to see whether
Christ heard his prayer. He continued frequent
ly lo visit the beach, and one evening returned
dancing and clapping his hands. Mr. Thompson
inquired the reason. He replied, "prayer an
swered; father and mother come," and dragging
Mr. Thompson to the beach, he pointed out two
aged negroes who had just been saved from a
slaver by a man of war his own parents. Thus
1 om exemplified not only the spirit of prayer, but
showed a waiting spirit, anticipating the reception
ot cue messing astteu.
GRAPHIC AND GOOD.-Mr. Benton in one
of his recent speeches on Texas, mukes the fol
Mr. Tyler wants to be President; and different
from the profound fop in Shakespeare, to whom
the smell of gunpowder was so offensive, he not
only wants to suaell that compound,but also to taste
ot it. Me wants an odor ot that 4 villianous com
pound' upon him. He has become infected with
the modern notion that gunpowder popularity is
the passport to the Presidency; and wants- that
passport. Hewants to play Jackuon; but let him
have a care. From the sublime to the ridiculous
there is but a step; and in heroic imitations, there
is no middle ground. The hero missen, the har
lequin appears; and hisses salute the ears which
were itching for applause.
Religion. Hold fast therefore by this sheet
anchor of happiness religion. You will often
want it in the times ot most danger, the storms Si
tempests of life. Cherish true religion as precise
ly as you will fly with abhorrence and contempt
superstition and enthusiasm. The first is the per
fection and glory ot the human nature; the two
last the deprivation and disgrace of it. Remem
ber the essence of religion is a heart void of offence
toward God and toward man: not subtle, specula
tive opinions, but an active vital principle of faith.
iuarl of unatham.
Gen. Washington's Opinion of Swearing.
Dedicated to all Officers, whether civil or military
Extract from the orderly book of the army under
command of Washington, dated at head quarters,
in the city ot new York, August 3, 1776:
44 The general is sorry to be informed that the
foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and
swearing, a vice heretofore little known in an A-
mcrican anrjy, is growing into fashion. , He hopes
the officers will, by example as well as influence,
endeavor.to chcclt it and that both they and the
men will reflect, .Unit we can have little hope of
the blessing ot Heaven on our arms, it we insult it
hv impiety mid tolly. Added to this, it is a vice
so mean and low, without any temptation, that ev
ery man of sense and character detests and despi
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March 8, 1844. lOtf
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
14 1 rejoice, that the abolition of slavery throughout the
civilized world is no longer problematical; it seems to be
almost universally conceded that this stupendous fraud
upon a portion of the human race is fast drawing to a
close, and the great question with us is truly, what meas
ures are best suited to accomplish this desirable end in
the United States. '
44 Political action is necessary to produce
moral reformation in a nation : and that action with us
can only be effectually exercised through the ballot box.
And surely the ballot box can never be used for a more
noble purpose, than to restore and secure lo every man
his inalienable rights." Thomas Morris.
1 am not disposed to submit to the dictation of slavehol
ding power, or to abridge the freedom of speech or of tbe
press, or the right of petition, as constitutionally secured
to the citizens of this country; and if the slaveholding
power, by attempting to do 60, shall dig its own grae,
and inhume its own victims, it will not be the fault of the
free States. Morris' Letter to A. Campbell, 1837.
oearth's Remedy for the Tiles, warranted
to cure or no pay. For sale by
lltf S. P. REDFIELD.
Printing Offices. When Dr. Franklin's
mother-in-law first discovered that the young man
hud a hankering for her daughter, that good old
lady said she did not know so well about giving
her daughter to a printer there were already two
priming offices in the United States, and she was
not certain the country would support them. It
was plain young Franklin would depend for the
support of his family on the profits of a third, and
this was rather a doubtful chance. If such an ob
jection was urged to a would-be son-in-law when
there were but two printing-offices in the United
States, how can a printer hope to get a wife now,
when the last census shows the number to be
per,' as the southern papers call me. I then said,
the slaveholders love and make a lie in this thing.
4 Well' said he, 4 we should be glad to see you
with us, friend Hopper, on a visit.'
4 Ah! and thou wouldst lynch me, or thy friends
would, if they caught me.'
4 O no, sir: we would treat you well. But how
would you do about slavery when there?'
Why, I should tell thy slaves to be obedient,
faithful, industrious, and never think of running
away trom so good a master, unless they were
sure they would escape! and in that case to be off
as soon as possible! tor, it caught, they would tare
much worse than they do now. And I would say
to thee, that as thou claimest to be a minister of
Jesus Christ, consistency of character and the spi
rit of thy master requires of thee to give deliver
ance to the captive to let the oppressed go free.'
Before we separated 1 saw tears in his eyes. I
appealed to him closely, and bore a faithful testimony.
; 4 My friend, dost thou have a conscience void of
ollencer When thou liest down at night, is thy
mind always at ease? After pouring out thy soul
in prayer to thy Maker, dost thou not feel the out
raged sense ot right, like a perpetual motion, rest
less and disquieted within thy breast, telling thee
'tis wrong to hold these men in slavery their
wives and their little ones?'
To this he answered frankly, that he sometimes
doubted; yet, upon the whole, he thought it best
and right. When they were about leaving, one of
bis daughters, a young widow, thus addressed me:
4 Mr. Hopper, I thank God for this privilege. I
never saw and talked with an abolitionist before.
1 am now persuaded that slaveholding is sinful in
the sight of God. When my husband died, he left
me several sluves. I have held them for five
years. But I return home now resolved to be the
owner of a slave no longer.' We bade each other
This narrative has interested me. I think it
will edify the reader. It teaches this sentiment;
Abolition is the truth of God. Slaveholders may
be happily influenced by it. And the relation
which pro-ilavtry man sustain, ii that of tattlers
t n a w n ,
i mk ussiriEu .man of uublin. A writer in
the Christian Advocate, under the head of "Trans
atlantic Recollections," speaking of the Museum
at Dublin, remarks: What calls and rivets the
attention of every visitor, whether scientific or
otherwise, is the celebrated skeleton of an ossified
man; it is said to be the only instance of entire os
sification ever known. It is the skeleton of n
young man by the name of Clark, who was of
large frame and strong constitution. Falling a
slcep in the open air, during a state of perspira
tion, he caught a severe cold, a which time it' is
supposed ossification commenced, and continued
to progress for many years by slow degrees, till
finally he was bone, except skin, eyes, and entrails.
For a length of time before his death, his joints
grew together so that he could tiot move; and thus
did death, in this horrible and terrific form, creep
over him by slow degrees, until at length his sight
departed, his tongue become stiff and useless, his
teeth grew together in one solid mass of bone, so
that to prolong his miserable existence an aner
tore had to bo broken, through which to pour nu
In St. Louis, it is said it will cost more than
$20,000 dollars to remove from the streets the mud
deposited by the late flood.
Mortality in 1 ennessee. A letter in the
.Charleston (b. 0.) Mercury, says that a new dis
ease ol the congestive character, and the common
scarlet fever, have carried more to the grave in the
last six months in Tennessee.than ever was known
in so many years. In the neighborhood of Jones-
bore , 4UUdied in live months.
Few people know themselves, because they find
the study ot tnemseivos an employment but little
calculated to satisfy either their pride or their van
A Keen Ketort. A learned clergyman in
Maine was accosted in the following manner by
an illiterate preacher who despised education
14 Sir, you have been to college, I suppose."
44 Yes, sir," was the reply.
41 1 am thankful," rejoined the former, that the
Lord has opened my mouth to preach without any
A similar event," replied the latter, 44 took
place in Balaam's lime: but such things are of rare
occurrence at the present day."
IVorldty Justice. A boy who stole a loaf of
bread in Liverpool has been transported for seven
years, i ne weauny mercnant wno seoucea the
boy's sister was imprisoned one night.
Human Endurance. Dr. Ezra Sheppnrddied
ut jewton, M., on the last ot July, in the 47th
year of his age. He was confined to his room from
the 4th of April to the 21st of July. His fever ran
over one hundred days without nny material
change, baffling the skill of the most eminent phy
sicians, and what is singular, never closed his eyesi
in sleep, nor was he ever drowsy during eleven
weeks of tbe time.
Important if true. The Cincinnati Com
mercial says : We learn that a gentleman of this
city has made an important discovery in making a
new species ot light, surpassing, it is said, the
iJude or Drummond. As soon us the patent can
be obtained it will be put in use here. One lamp,
at the height of 200 feet, will light the whole city;
the brilliancy is said to be equal to lhesiin at noon
and the material cheaper than that used for any
other light. It is said $3000 will light the citv as
above one year.
One of the New York naners snvs thnt the TT.
S. Mail from Boston to that city, came through
the other day with only two letters !
Cff3"One of the specifications against Bishop On-
derdonk, of Pennsylvania, was that he hud placed
his hands 'in an indelicate manner' on the person
of Mrs. llidgevvay, a Quaker lady, in a rail road
The Hibernia and Great Western. The
Hibernia, on her last trip, brought out 137 passen
gars, and took home 43. ine tireat Western
brought out 133, and took home 28.
The Rev. Tryon Edwards has declined the call
of the First Church in Worcester to become their
The Whig rote of the Islands in Portland Har
bor, Maine, has doubled since 1840. That year.
the Whig candidate for Governot.liad one vote;
this year he has two.
The Sheriff of Albany was tarred and feathered
by the malcontents upon the Rcnssellaer manor
last week. '
FOR SALE BY S. P. REDFIELD,
INE Cut Smoking and Chewing and Plug Tobacco
Lorrillard's and Surrcsers Macaboy and Scotch Snuff.
Montpelier, 14th March, 1844. lltf
ARRER'S Cough Syrup, one of the best med
icines for a cough, cold , or any disease of the lungs
for sale by S. P. REDFIELD.
HIE copartnership heretofore existing under the nan e
and firm of CALDWELL & CASS, is this day by
mutual consent dissolved, and the books and notes of the
late film are at present in the hands of A. YV. CALD-
WLLL for settlement, and said Caldwell will pay all
debts due from said firm.
MILO M. CASS.
Johnson, July 31, 1844.
IVaitsfield, O Skinner
Worcester, Rev. M. Eolsom
Bradford, J D Clark
Brokfield D Kngsbury
Do S M Bigetow
Chelsea, Harry Hale
Corinth, Rev A D Smith
do J Fellows
Fairlee, G May
Newbury, Rev S Sias
Randolph, E Eastman
Strafford, A Warner
Post Mills, L Hinkley
lhetjord, Kev A C smith
W Topsham, Rev S Leavitt
Tunbridge, W B Scott
Vershire, B 0 Tyler
Oange, P L Lord
Burlington, D Fish
Charlotte, C Grant
Hinesburgh, A Beecher
Williston, W II French
Essex, Col. S Paga
N Ferrisburg Rv C Prindle
Cornwall, Rev Mr Wright
Vergennes, A Sprague
Enosburg, i Fuller
Montgomery, J Martin
St Albans, L Brainard
Bakersfield, C C Stone t
Hardwick, W Wheailey
Lyndon, Mr Skinner
Peacham, Rev 1 D Rust
Walden, S Farnswortb
Albany, Rev G Putnam
Barton, w Seaver
Coventty, J Hurd
Craftsbury, A Stimpson
Glover, Rev R Mason
Greensboro', G 11 Page
Holland, C Robinson
A shocking murder was perpetrated 22d July
last on Camp Isle, a small island on the coast of
Maine, by uobert Jylarchent, ot Deer Isle, upon
the body of his son. The corpse was found on
Sunday week by some men belonging to a coasting
vessel. Marchent was arrested on Monday. !
Tobacco is manufactured in all the States ex
cept Vermont and Wiskonsin. In this branch of
business, 8,437,101 of capital invested. The
value of the product is $4,819,598, nearly one half
of which ii in Virginia.
We learn that,, at a convention of Whig dele
gates, held at Dedbam yesterdav, Hon. John Q.
Adams was unanimously nominated as the Whig
candidate for Congress, for the 8th district. Mail.
- Is aught so fair
In all the 'dewy landscapes of the spring,
' The summer's noontide groves, the purple eve,
At harvest-home, or in the frosty morn,
Glittering on some smooth sea is augbt so fair
As virtuous triendsbipf; - Akejcsidi.
Irasburgh, Rev J Clark
Lowell, J D Harding
Morgan, Rev D Packer
Troy, A J Rowell
Cambridge, M SafTord
Eden, C FiBk
Elmore, Dea Camp
Hydepark, E P Fitch
Johnson, A w Caldwell
Morristown, J West
Stow, B H Fuller
Waterville, 11 A Fisk
do O D Page
Y')lcott, J Smith
htthel, Rev D Field
Cavendish, Rv w F Evans
Chester, O Hutchinson
Ro:hester- Rev Wm Scales
Royalton, D Woodward
Sharon, P Metcalf
Woodstock, T Hutchinson
Brandon, J W Hale
Rutland, R R Thrall
Wallingford, Rev MrCon
sianiine nut, men. ison
Rockingham, Rev Mr Bar
Toivnshend, W R Shafter
Wilmington, O L Shafter
Wardsboro'. Dr. D Hyde
Hammonds Mills, Dr. S
Jamaica, Rev. M Spencei
Fayettville, E Atwood
Dover, P P Perry
Manchester, D Roberts ji
I Matteson, No. Benningto
Lemuel Boltum, Shaftsbur
John Landon, Factory Poir
Sherman Parris, Dorset
E 3 Sherman, w. Rupert
Dea. Hurd, Sandgate
Dr. McKey, Arlington
Whig Candidate for President,
44 1 know there is a visionary dogma which holds that
negro slaves cannot be the subjects of property. I shall
not dwell Ions upon this speculative abstraction. That
is property which the law declares to be property.
Two hundred years of legislation have Sanctioned an
sanctified negro slaves as property."
" If I had been aciti zen of Pennsylvania when Frank--lin's
plan (of gradual emancipation) was adopted, I should1
have voted fcr it; because, by no possibility could the
hlack race ever gain the ascendancy in that State. But
if I had been then, or were now a citizen of any of the
planting States the southern or south-western States
Jshould have opposed, and would continue to oppose,
any scheme whatever of emancipation, gradual or im
mediate.' 44 It is not TRtfE, and I REJOICE that it is not true,
that either of the two great parties in this country has
any design or aim at abolition. I should DEEPLY
LAMENT if it were'true." Clay's Speech in the Sen
ate, Feb. 7, 1839.
I would suffer the tortures of the inquisition before I
would sign a bill having for its object the abolition of sla
very in the District of Columbia, or in any manner give
countenance to the project. Clay' s remark lo Wise, '41.
Discussion implies deliberation; deliberation is prelim
inary to action. The people of the North have no right
to act upon the subject of Southern slavery, and therefore
they have no right to deliberate no right to dis
cuss! Clay's Speech, 1837.
It was in this very chamber, Senatei Holmes, of Maine,
presiding in a committee of the Senate, and I in a commit
tee of 24 of the House of Representatives, on a Sabbath
day, that the ter ns were adjusted by which the Missouri
compromise was effected! Clay s Jartff Speech, reb..
Miron Owen, Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y.
The following gentlemen are authorized by the Slat
Committee of the Liberty Party, to act as their Agents is
this State, in Lecturing, collecting funds for the cause,
and obtaining subscribers for the Freeman,
Chauncet L. KNArp.Esq., Montpelier.
Rev. John Gleed, Wolcott.
Rev. C. C. Briggs, Montpelier.
D. Nicholson, Esq. Wallingford,
Rev. A. St. Clair,
Rtr. Oiirbii ShnrMAK, Hartford, N.
The most convenient route from Washington City to
the slave regions bordering on the Ohio and upper Missis
sippi rivers is through Washington, Pennsylvania. If
Pennsylvania, on the pretext that she is a free State, and
cannot tolerate slavery on her soil, should obstruct the
free transit of slaves over the national road, and undertake
to set them all free on their journey is it not most im
portant to the slaveholding fitates, and to the Union itself,,
that Congress should have the power to provide that slaves
may be held and pass in transitu through Pennsylvania,
in spite of any local regulation against it? Such a power
in Congress is essential to the welfare of the Northern ,
Surely the power of the general government over the
slave trade within the limits I have stated, between the. .
States, and the coasting trade is complete, and univer
sally conceded, and this Government is bound to i
PROTECT IT! And no doubt the time will come when ,
every slaveholding State will wish and invoke the author
ity and power of the General Government for this pur
pote. And he who would limit the power beyond this, ,
is himself doing what he can to subserve the purposes ot ,
the agitators! abolitionists. Clay's Speech before
jhe Sup. Court, 1841, and endorsed in the U. S. Senate.
He urged the importance of keeping the abolitionists
separate and distinct from all other classss, unmixed with
the rest of community, without the general sympathy, and
exposed to the overwhelming power of the united opinion
of all who desire the peace, harmony, and union, of out;
confederacy. Clay's Speech on Calhoun's Resolutions.,
Democratic Candidate for President,
JAMES K. POLK.
A slaveholder of Tennessee.
As Speaker in Congress, he gave great license to rowdy
ism and insubordination.
His greatest claims are, that he is in favor of the imme
diate annexation of Texas, at all hazards, and is a pet f
The convention which nominated Mr. Polk resolved ,
44 that all efforts of the abolitionists or others, made to in
duce Congress to interfere with questions of slavery, or
to take incipient steps in relation thereto, are calcu
lated to lead to the most alarming and dangeroue conse
quences, and (hat all such efforts have an inevitable ten
dency to diminish the 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 insti
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