Who Killed Cock Robin?'
The Albany cvcniim Journal, in writhing
and agonizing over thu defeat of Clay tho slave
' There me sevor.il causes which contributed,
more or loss to pro.lu.-H this inglorious resiilt.-
But passing over, tor the prcsoru, u..
barrassnients, we come nt once to the paramount,
manifest, undeniable cause of our deleut. I he
Suite of New York has been Uven t'lllin lexas
and slavery candidate for Presidency by th abob-tiopi-d!
This fi.-t will hi proclaimed by tlin oih
riul canvas, m.l sfond r.-c-or.lo.! through nil time,
n-c.inst tin- professed fiends nl Iv.immc, pauo.K
I'olk's majority in tins state will bill Mow oOOO,
while thuVoto throw,, awav upon Birnev, wdio
was running as ,h, loco f.ico 'J''".'-'' U h
Michigan Legislature will cx'-ee-l l.00O. Suth
men as llirnov, Stewart and S-inlh, there! :re, who
,veb uiledand misled thousands of honest men,
are responsible for whatever ol calamity belalls
the country. Tho great I y of almlitp.sU are
whi". ' The abolition leah-rs are I oco t. 1 he
abob.inii organ velorvif. These leaders and
organs have been false to the cause ol emancipa
tion, and false to the republic"
...... 1 . t .
The above extract contains si-vtrni in... '
deserve to be noticed. And first-It i MHerly
fake that the Abul.riom-ts (meaning the liberty
Dirtvl have given tbi. State to Poll;, as the .Jour
nal asserts. 'They have given their votes ngnm-l
Tiuiii.. ii. r,.,;,,, rc,J111i , I,., K.,. ...
v " 1 ' . ir ?
save no i ers ion, goui.u
or holds so wholesome doctrine on the sub-1 see it or not it must, it will triumph. Let us do
lor we mean no our duty taittuuiiy tuiu wave im i.-uua.Mpuuc
ieet of righteous voting;
more than what is fairly implied in the ex
tract, by uniting religion with politics. If
the religious press and the pulpit would
speak out, not only after, but before elec
tion, we might hope the religions portion of
eoummnity would not long be found aiding
the oppressor to power.
with the Lord, nnd then, at his coming, we can
render our account with joy.
J. C. ASPENVVALL.
" Pliant as rceiU where Freedom's watcr9 plide
Firm as Die hills to stem Oppression's tide!"
MONTPELIER, vEuTOT, FRIDAY, PV. 22, IS i 1-
ith Clay and Po.lc. Tliey retuscil to lie so 1.1 to
ie slave power by selfi-b and iinpriueiplc.Mead
rs for the benefit'.. f either Clay or Polk. '1 hey
triply and riglitfu'ly said, ' We adhere to our
,i.j;,l ir iiiwl nor own principles these are
To the Readers of t!ie Freeman.
As the labors of the present editor of the Free
man may projuibly close with this number, n few
remarks tuny be expected. My engagement with
the paper would close with the year, but being un
expectedly called on to visit u sick and dying brother-in-law,
in N. II., n few numbers of the pres
ent volume will bo prepared by other ami better
In reviewing the past, tho most prominent feel-
The whig papers, rill over tho country, since the
election, are trying to-get up an entirely new is
sue. The Boston Courier boldly advises that all
the old issues, such as the hank, tariff, &c. be at
once dropped, and Native Americanism be adopt
ed. In order to effect this, the Courier appeals
most feelingly to the prejudices of its readers n
gainst the Roman Catholics, and tells many bad
stories about old countrymen, &c. The small fry
have chimed in with abusive stories, with great
concord, even' down to the Caledonian. We think
they will do about as much to advance the cause
of religion by these pious labors, as they have tho
cause of liberty by their singular course.
of God and the poor slave, and not only confess,
hut forsake my former position, which has served
to perpetuate the sufferings of my fellow beings.
I am shocked at my inconsistency, and would say
with tho venerublo Wesley, that slavery is in my
ly of the contents of the intoxicating bowl before"
starting away. He inquires the distance to the
next tavern or directory, and is told that it is five of
six miles; he sets out, and presently he is in front
'of a splendid Hotel. Now neither he nor his
need of any refreshment, but if either
. II -ll!.. 11 I tin . A ...m-i. ; tlfkl'i jtl-e 111
view 'tnp sum or a viiiiiii.es; ---.
.... i ,u :iOJ. tlmt ever saw the sun." .need' drink it is his horse. His thirst lor strong
U(liiaiavt:ijr 1.7 niw 1 -----
With these views I wish to make a solemn deela
ration to the world that I have no fellowship with
drink is aroused arid he very imprudently calls for"
another glass of this 'liquid lire,' and inquires for
. . U I : ... , . li ii .j lir. i j i 'i I'.-T nit nn I II h 111
slavery or those who support it, .lirectiy or iimi-,"; """"'"r- - ;
rectlv 1 have nothir.g to do with public opinion, ! downward course until his property is wasted, hi.
.. r ',1,..,. ii.nn iIipv cni-resnond rputntioti lost ami he ruined for time and eternity,
or expediency, any farther than tli'.y toiiespono , i . . . .u:.
, ', . . i. n i i Now I consider the individual who takes this
with the principles ol the Lros pel. , . , . , -
, , ,i t ,, course, direct y in the road to the pit, and in my
And I wou d a so make a solemn appeal to ... , . . . . .
r ..... -..i i ,i,j. .,;!, imp opinion is just as sure oi lanunig in uui iue.e,
themselves, whether they can reel justified in join
The Gale on the Lake.
Mr. James Cady, who left Watcrbury for the
West a few weeks since, gives the following ac
count of tin gale uV'tlio I-,U;
Wo went -n hoard the steamer St. Louis on
CI ... I J'll'l. in I IH'i 1 .111. Lr(
men, who aij- "ai'inNcd under the pirate ' Hag of been one of trial and affliction. In tho political
slavery, must fi;;ht it out between yourselves. ' Woiil the year 1844 has been n very stormy year.
And they dm so. ! I Imvo never exnected to escape censure, inisren
ing that arises in my breast is that ot gratitude to j Yx , t. Sth of Oct., and left Buffalo at 7 P.
God. It is true the year has, in many respects, 1 ' , , ere mct
with n jrale. The shaft soon broke, and the boat
ing hands with, or in any way supporting the op
pressor, and thereby continuing the poor slave in
his deplorable state? Arj you ready to meet your
final judge and your oppressed fellow men, where
the secrets of all hearts must ho revealed?
Yours, for righteousness.
became unmiiuageuble for awhile
she lay ilriftiu
.(.!. ... ..:.i C... tii-iinif tl-na " 1 IfiCiV 1
nwn'v." as the Journal intimates; pray what be-j refutation and reproach while managing a polit-
i. . I . . ' I'.... Z1!...! ilw. ln .-n ll ..lil.'P r ..1 .,,1. ...1. .i.-nirij nil 1 1 lip c I II II ml 1 1 KM) t . . -it I I.I,.
enme ot tnai given mi i..v ............. . ir,n nt.vi.i..i ........ .... J " i nil the frei"ht, and wlint is still more lainruiuun.-, . , 5 Wron
Votes cast for tyrants ami roliners ui take ii, .m. w;u. w;th )()tll lhl) ,r.eat pal-tiM of the c.ountiy on : , , c.il,,,, , ...rn ihrnwn overboard &. fount
account of their corruptions anil base subserviency
to a vile and Late I u I institution.
worse than thrown away, a ond tlenl. Anil now
lint Mr. ('lav is defeated, there are thousands of
men in ibis Stale ho would fain iceal, if they
could, the ballots they wickedly c:i-t for him, that
they might throw ihe'ni into the Hudson, the Mo
hawk, or il.e fire!
S. The Journal si r n:s to think that the 15,000
votes "hich it iis.-iiii.es have been "thrown away"
upon Birncy, belonged of right to Mr. Clay. We
dispute this arrogant claim. An equal or greater
number of votes was last year given lor the Oilier
For two hour
water at almost every plun-'eshe made, washing
e freight, and what
poor fellows were thrown overboan
unless be turns right about an J pursues a different
course, as the individual who is sailing along down
! the Niagara river in a li tile boat, one mile above
1 the great ci ta;act is of being precipitated head-
'longihwn into the great abyss below, and dashed
;in pieces amid the foaming billows, unless he turn
his boat and pulls for the shore with all his might
Ths.e houses instead of sending forth the heal
in.' streams of salvation to all the inhabitants
K3"Thc following Communication was written around them drawing- and winning them from'
,w, . . . . . f If...
before the present License Law was passed. 1 lie vice to virtue, trotn the power ot sin ana anion un--reader
will perceive that the responsibility which !(., God, send forth a stream of 'liquid fi.-c,' mon
1.. W. speaks of as resting on the Legislature, is . blighting and withering in its influence (if possf
now transferred to the people. It is now trans-; ,r) ,,,, tlir iMii-ninj.- I quid l.iva that flows from
ferred to you, reader, if you are a voter. tin- crater of a volcano and runs hundreds of miles
THE LICENSE LAW. j destroying whole citios i.nd village.
Who that has bestowed any thought upon the These if we would do a way drunkenness from
uior- our State, we must cut ol the streams wtucn mane
1 if we would effectually cut off
License System cannot see its unhappy, its de
at the mercy of tne waves, dipping ; ..i ;, in.innce in community. It is wrong to re- j drunkards, mi'
nlenish our treasury with the price of blood. It j these streams we must dry up tne louniains mni
. i ' i .i r .i.:i.. .. I..1... t... r... L.i....1r..a
to fake the money that wrests the signs ; prouiico uiem, mi wn.ir mui i.
1 dvin" "roans of widows and orph-! perniittei! to flow, men will get drunk. L. W.
Craftshury, May dh 1S11.
uui injii. it-1 in ii .-i i v. i v . .. - i ll IH1 i ii . .1 .iiii i n'n 5
n . .. I . I,..-...!.., : ... 1 . O ..r
i watery crave, nuch cues tor mercy aim sm ica aMS . replenish our treasury, ii is cqu.wiv in
In this respect , ,vre enou'di to move the j , i.,li7.n crime of anv sort. Our Legislature
I have not been materially disappointed, ll,0Il:Ah stoutJ.-t heart. But the good Lord saw fit to save ' nii,,ht W-Un equal propriety license the vending of
much of the opposition to the cause of Liberty has - ,)0.t nI)t, (he rKsl She went i.sho. e on tickets, or license gambling houses, or hous-
heiiii of a character that could hardly have been : ... , ,? , -, ,- Buffalo-, on Salur-La nr ill f,,nie. or "rant a:iv other licentious indul-
Cn.in ii.ibtd in this Sinie. These were no 01 0111
M.- f ii:,v' vntes ihan Mr. Polk's and they ! ed by entire silence. If their authors are satisfied
with their eftectj surely liberty men ought not to
expected from men professing a regard lor mo-. . o ,,'clock. . M. There wo were visited by
ndity, to say nothing about the Christian religion. h(j(i( of ,o(,1. sco,fils th,lt seemed intent on get
Most of the inuciuloes, sneers, and bitter thrusts j U)e iltallt.R ,lilt tle m0ic merciful storm
i .1 l I.. I ....
ot our opponents 1 nave inougiH were nest imswei-. . . . f us Such destruction of lite and prop
erty on the lake and at Buffalo was never before
. i . -.i . . .i-.i . ..... .i.....
no more lielongeil to eiineroi ineiii umo
to Satan, not a hit. They were the votes of the
Liberty Phalanx and that phalanx goes for
no slaveholders, no matter what their names be.
4. In view of these fids, nothing can be sillier
or more abftird than to pretend, a: the Journal
does, that the liberty candidates are ' responsible
for wha'.ever of caf.imity befalls the country. "
'rti'u 'i-esnmiiibiliti ' rightfully and justly attaches
to those who led on the Whig and Democratic le
gion.', to vote on the side of the slave power.
Those leaders can divide it up aoioug themselves.
In ..in- imUment. the whi:' tdilnrs are entitled to
their full "share of this ' responsibility" and to j ly all the towns. The spirit of controversy among
none of them does a large slice more clearly and
The success of our cuuse. and the advancement
of the interests and influence of the liberty party
have,in most respects, far exceeded my expectation
The increase of our vote has been truly encotir
We are requested to give notice to the Freemen
'of the County of Washington, that u Convention
aging, but it is far less than the increase of otirjwi
fairly belong than to the editor ot the Evening
5. The Journal asserts that while the great
mass of the abolitionists ore whig, the leaders and
organs of the parly are loco Coco. False ! Of the
northern people who have made anti-slavery pro
fessions during the last ten years, we suspect much
the larger norliou have been whigs; but thousands
of these were hut skin-deep abolitionists, and ran
off at the very first tup of the drum after Clay the
slaveholder; "while of I luxe who stood by the Lib
erty cause and candidates throu:;'!) the late trying
conflict, there were nearly or quite as many from
the ranks of the one pariy as from those of the
nther. Of the three distinguished abolitionists
Journal, it is well known that
be hohk-n at the Fb.ee Church, in tho village
intents in other respects. An efficient and per- of Montpelier, ot. the 2d Thursday of December
nianent organization has been effected in every next at 1 o'clock P. M., for the purpose of nonn
county except Essex and Grand Isle, and in near- mating three County Comu.iss.oners lobe present-
.. ed to the t reemcii ot tue couuiy un cii.-i.iiui, n. ....
" i . . . . . e .1. I i . i.
the different friends of the slave hasg.eatly sub- able to the late u.w o tne ' ' "
sided. While those who were at Prst strongly hoped every tow,, in the county will be represent-
. . . I Tk . . I . it...!.. Tt ..!. iii tni
onnosed to oolitical action in this cause have been ! ed i.y tne reopie or u.e .j.
treated with kindness and respect or left entirely
to their own reflections, the grout portion nf them
have seen the propriety of our meusures and have
quietly fallen into the ranks. Mutual charity and
confidence now prevails in all our borders.
Tho greatly increased amount of anti-slavery
intelligence now circulated in the state, is one of
the most flattering omens among us. Piobably
there are twice as many of the Emancipator taken
in the state now as there were one year ago; tho
Montpelier, Nov. 21, 1844.
Nino states in our last,
Liberty Men! proper for n New Cara
- Our readers will recollect that at the State Lib
erty Meeling, hidden during thu second week of
the session of the legislature, a plun was adopted
for the regular monthly distribution of Tracts
throughout the Slate, as follow?:
The Committee on tract distribution reported as
The publishers of the Green Mountain Freeman
nnmose to publish, each nionlh, u tract, ol from 8
,ne:V,0M .. 'L " ..J.' . : ' i: X' :::r : irst of the Voice has considerably increased,
lo'-;o foco or d'.miocrVtic ,'cu ty. Both were origin-' about four times as many of ihe Freeman are now
it ixn ' ... .1 1 i I ... ., , till ! tier I ii ! - i ... .1 ... I, .... ..... ,.n ,. , I m .i.nimolU'elllpnt (if
ailV v tug", auo i ii.ii un.-ii in " -' -. - ; eircu nuco as v mn; . m. ....i. ............ r. ... , . ,
..." i;i.-..,., ., ,,. ,1 All .1,.. -:,l..li(!s iiuil frauds i . , m. . 1: : ,,Jt,, If, iiml'cs: to be under the direction ot the Mate
t line inn 1 1 in. ... - . ,., v f) 1 1 1 1 If1. 1 10 CM 1 V uii-i i;u.-iv. u nii- - - - i r- j . . , ,
..I,- :r. . ..c.i 1,,,. i.,,,,!,.,-. .ill th,. en. 11 ; 111 ' ' .. . 1 P... 1 11 1 1 lit tee. r a cooimiiice appointed lor
time can never invalidate these fact, nor make subscription list of the Freeman has manifestly , ;.om)!ll(;ing wii, Jiimiary next, anil ron-
those men loco locos. The liberty papers have ,t.(ni on account of the excellency of tho cause it tj,im; ti after the next Stale eleeiion. 1 hey
neither swerved to the right hand iioi- to the left; iUVoeates the valujible and interesting communi- propose to publish 12,000 pages for a dollar. 1 he
thev have neither been wing nor loco loco, out f . correspot.de.ils, nnd the efficient ex- "-iieti to o sent 10 ti.e , ine.eui t,ooo..v v.-,i
have been upright and faithful to the great cause ( UI,I,,1IS 0 'IW t01 ' ' tees, and then smt to the town co.mmittees, nnd
of impartial liberty. It is only the discomfited en- crtions of its agents and friends. ISo doubt its (istn,ul(;, , Lv,;l-y family in town, so lar as may
emies of this cause that find am occasion to grum-! kind friends have often been mortified with its )(.. Thev are to 'be disti ibuted gratuitously, and
ble at their course. " . . , mistakes and errors; but I am sure no one Ims the fumls'to bo raised by Ijh'dges from town ami
6. It will soon come to be seen tmu u s u e. 1)ainui.v sesible of its many deficiencies ""'"VKiuais " i" 3 ' , . ' , r, " ' , f
' 1 iiu.r to outer upon mis uu....f, (.. ... i.....rt ......
as myself. The business of editing was new to U500 ,j0,.s ri, )(! obtained by pledges previous
me and I have been prevented from devoting tlmt J lt, the fiist ot January next one halt to be paid 1,1
undivided attention to the paper by my personal 3 months and ,he other half it. 6 .m.n.hs alter t e
. i . 1 1 1 I issuing ot one number. It is p, oposed to mnc one
and domestic afflictions, which, under other cir-1 f(. .,,,,,;, ,,,, pointed to canvass the State 11,1-
ciiuistauces, it would have received. My npi'M mr..M:it(lv'Yor this purpose.
. . .... i.:..i, I i '. ...! ,1 1 fir n. Kilboiirn. C. C.
rent miliUerenee to some commuiiicauous nuniii ne,-ini n.i... - .
gencies, as to license a man to deal out poverty
in.! min to the body and soul of his lellow men, in
ihp form of nlcaholic drinks. The license law is i Massachusetts,
. 1 .- c.i. . 1.,.., cr.,,,i ..-l.i.li a. iv px-1 Elaine,
a gross Violation 01 un: o:'v 11 1 vj"' j -
pressly 'Thou sh - rot kill.' The license law
virtually says, you may virtually kill as many of
your fellow men (and send their souls to hell) as
you can with nlcaholic drinks in one whole year,
for the paltry sum of thirty dollars at most.
The license law gives countenance to crime.nnd
leads people to commit sins of the deepest dye.
For instance, the man that pays ten or tnteen dol
lars for his license must necessarily sell a great
many more glasses of liquor to make as much clear
profit as he would be oblidged to, if he tlid not
have to pay for his liceuse;aiid as gain is bis main
obiect. he will be tempted very strangely to get' his
money back and more w ith it, if possible. Hence,
he will hold the intoxicating oowi to me i.
the poor inebriate as long us he has a particle of
the 'filthy lucre' left to compensate mm 10. us
poisonous contents; (notwithstanding the inebri
iiiccfa...iiy ... i' actually sufii Ins tUo ne
cessaries of life,) and cause him to go home and
abuse his wife and children, and in some instances
murder them; as what is more frequent, to perish
himself in the ditch by the way side. In this way
he is the instrumental, the procuring cause of the
ruin both of the soul and body of one or more of
hi fellow men for time and eternity. Now this
The Democratic candidates for President nnd
Vic? President succeed by a very large majority.
The votes of South Carolina, Alabama, Tennes
see, Louisiana, and Arkansas, 40 111 nil, may be
put down as about certain for Polk, making his
vote 183, or about 2 to 1 over Clay.
Delaware gives 212 majority to Clay, and elect
a Whig Legislature, thus securing a Whig Sena
tor. North Carolina goes lor Clay by an increased
majority over the August vote, not yet exactly
In Georgia, the Whig gain probably falls 1500
short of the Democratic majority in October.
I.iiuidiiom is spoken of by iho N,v Orleans Tro
pic (Whig) as probably for Polk. A close vote,
nod rciimts mil all in.
Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois go for Polk
by largo majorities.
'Tennessee is claimed by tho Democrats, nnd
pro.b.dily with sufficient reason, judging from par
Indiana, lleturns not all in, but enough to f how
tin.r ii.. smii. h is voted for Polk In- a small ma-
LAST, this EXTRA GLASS which lie IlilS Stllll tO ll I 111 , j (y
in consenuence of having had to pay for this li- j" jM.ehinnn. Democratic majority probably lour
censcisUat has done the fata, deed or caused j l "Z '
it to be done. This innkeeper may deal out as Miii)p 754 towns heard from give a Demo
nmch as he can of this 'liquid fire,' this 'distilled I p-rilic f 1 ,000 since the September election.
., .,.,,, , v., fellow men. Hrt may make as The Ue crais have also gained at h ast two mem.
many broken hearted widows and orphan children jba;;;' cnv ,57,775, Pk 53,230, Bir
as many town paupers and beggars as he can.. j,) Briggs is elected Governor by a ma
He may do all he can towards furnishing jails and j j 4 . r i i y of more than 5,000 over all others.
.... ..- . i z""1 .. ......... 1 h.. W I. 1 irt ir.i 1 n ai-! tn
, ..,:,!, nt nn.l tl.en .dead Ins own U11 toe Vole tor uovernoi, .on
tcug- leaders and organs, and not those ot tne ni
erty party that have been ' false to the cause of
emancipation, and false to the republic.' Herki
The R o.l i trio us Recorder says ns follows
after election. Tho '
wonld liavc heen most salutary.
cr says ns follows, ; cut . .....m... - . ... .. .... .... . , , appointed a corn-
vice before election have been received, is attributable to this - "' ,H:t p.licution.
.During tho year my own health has been feeble,!
In accordance with the above, the tract Com-
I1U II I.VW.. J , III 11V ' WIH.O.M. .1 - I
:....:,M.;,,i;n;,lt fnr and I have followed to the grave my beloved com- .
"eienr u ni ..e. VI,il I l,.,v -rchn.l ",,u,:,s . . ? . .
rrvnnv to lie religious now as it vus lirtore l""""" ...... ...j '.lifTorent parts of the State and obtain pledges tor
election. V.'c slionltl never allow onrseivos( v,tin n!o.i.....8 ., -'"'this purpose. Mr. Briggs has visited the soutn
the vote o C1S43, about 11,5000, the Democrats
lost 100' and the Liberty Party gained 650. All
the Senators chosen, (27) Whigs; 13 to be cho
sen. 6 W hig members of Congress chosen; and
a failure to elect in 4 districts.
to do any tltinsr that w
ties of tho christian
go from these scones to the altar ol pnliiic
prayer, without having displeased our Ma
ker. Hut we have no donbt a painfn1 work
fit. lis for the dtl-'the lamp of life oimmered in tho socket and went
Tf wo are honest in our politics, we may
I'hcic is no need of out, and have with my own hands wiped the cold
sweat of death from their pale brow, I have tho't
nf my enslaved brethren, whose wife and children
were dy ing alone in their cheerless cabin, while they
were sweating beneath the driver's cruel lash. ,t
em counties, and made cousniei nine piogiess 10
the work; but 11s it will be impossible for him to
.mi fo .1 tour nf the whole Slate before the work of
must be done before many can any more.! ,-mu.s , -lt llisseemed o me that my nfflictioiH were
enjoy the favor of Cod. j severe, but I am sensible they are light, and attend-
" 1. It you have voted tor men c,i i,y many alleviating circumstances when coin-
imiocency on the score that it has all been done
according to law; therefore it is an honorable bus-
... 1 1 . ... 1 l .1...-. .i.-il. .lie
mess. Aitnougn 11 may nave oc.-.n i.u.re """ -
sanction of the law, it is morally wrong, it is sin.
I ask then, if this innkeeper who has paid for his
i;..a.wo "u .lie nnlv cuibv person in the case. Is
that Legislative body which has by its pi:', lie acts
made it lawful and even held out as an t oconnige
m.vnt to this man to violate the sixth command
ment of God, 'Thou shalt not kill,' free from guilt
i n t h imiwp A 'ruin . 1 nsk. are not the freemen of
Vermont verily guilty before God, while we per
mit this law to disgrace our statutes book since
.v.. lu.i-p itip oowei- to p.iun"C it therefrom.
This law appears to me to be ns nearly related ! whether viewed 111 relation to tne imqu.iy ui
" 1 II I - 1 ...1.:.. 1. .1 ; .. j ...... i- 1 Ii i-pn mi limns nF
ther law nuthoriz.'d by con-! principles, n..... "H.""" " , "
uimaii Ptings 01 uie.i i ni.ii... i..-.o,.. w -
... I,:. I, ...i.- 1I1111.1 t. thu
ip..", . "I"" " - ( us (ill. lice, ttllli-u oui'ji i .......
r.,.t.....i.; miuIoi- tl mmcti.iii of which for the , ' , , -,,i,i:iti,iii ami misery: this committee
Walker and Thcmpson; Burr, Torrey,
Resolutions of sympathy by the represented
philanthropy of England.
27. New Broad Street, London.
At a meeting of the committee of tho British
and Foreign Auti Slavery Society, held; No. 27
New Broad street, London, 011 Friday, October
4th, 1844: George Stacy, Esq. in the chair.
It was resolved unanimously, That, considering
the enormous wickedness of American shivery,
nominated them, von arc of this number.
It was right for yon to identify yourselves
pared with what many others endure; they are
a thousand times less than 1 deserve, and '.hey vie
nothing compared with what the dear Savior lias
on I it ilii .1 tr kIi.iii Id be entered upon, we call upon ! as half brother to alio
.. 1:1. c,.;.i-. 1. .. UI. .iieir le.rions to i.ress. nnd now in full operation 111 the District of
all 11 .I'- ll";. l li.ii'in ...... ' -,-1 r- j .
I.e. supplied with tracts every month through the
1 .u: it. tittii. t irii tluwp ilevtiffil friends
iesand souls of bis fellow men to any extent exp tss -; . - rk .... .,, Thompson.
He is covered by the broad seal 01 j .iin,.,.l, nnv snffeiin.' a lengtliem I imprison. pent
.1 , . 1 . .1 . 1.K..I .,1 .voi-ii-ilvr Irt
.d,.,l,.,.c 01 ei, I.e.-one1 r,r.4.00 a nian s authorized to tratiic in tne , f0(;i ,t to i.e tneir ou.y, p. ...... ..1
....... II. , X..,. , . .. l ,J I
of the above Tract Coni.-nittee, with the lenst pis
sible delay, so that, if possible, a stii ring tract may
and to labor more diligently in the cause of my
" O 1 MIUIIJIII .UII''I1.M Mil" ..1.11. - - - j
with that parly whose measures you jnclgca f . . . ; , ,
to be nearest rigni. uui u,iob"v'- ) .'" !lllnv ea,l ine to set my affections on things above, "
tlmritv tn sacrifice nnticiplc to expediency I : , , ;. ,.. . ., ..., P , liberally,
AVho gave you the privilege of wronging
your own conscience
"9. If von have ioined in the abusive,
lanniace that has been so abmv autly cm
ployed'hy all the parties, you are of this
number. ' It was right that you should de
fend your party as well as you could by
sound arsumen't: but what right had yon to
impeach the characters and motives of those
who differed from von Perhaps the repu
tation of tome man will stiller during lifo by
the unjust aspersions you have thrown upon
it. How then can you be religious until you
undo, as far as you'ean, the injury von have
If the "reputation" of an eminently just
man has not been ' link to tho lowest shades,
no thanks to the lloerback family. We be
lieve thousands who have been instrumen
tal in propagating falsehoods on the name
of James (i. Uirney will repent ana uo votu
meet for repentance when they unu now
grossly they have been deceived by unprin
We are glad to perceive that the Record-
be issued by the lstotDecenii.fr. t 'articuia, ,y tne American .-, ...- .-...... -
Is in Franklin, Lamoille, i husbands and wives, parents and children, atium-
which may not.!lessly sundering the dearest ties tliateartn is pei-
For these and all similar laws 1
we call upon the frieii'
Orleans and Caledonia Counties,
. 11 I 1 - 1
be visited bv the agent, to send m Uicir pleuges . mitte.t 10 kuo
s.i tliMt thev may bo benefited by a liber
suffering brethren the few days that I may spend
011 e.irth. '
I have formed many very happy acquaintances
with brethren of different denominations who are
engaged in this blessed cause; and the labor ot j
editing, so far as I have attended to it, has been
rather pleasant. On many accounts, I should he
pleased to continue in this branch of the work, but
I rejoice that the Freeman is going into hands
more competent to do justice to the cause it advo
cates. Indeed, wnateveroi merit 11 nas posscssc.
during the post year, should be credited to the
publisher rather thai) to the editor.
In conclusion, let me exhort all who fear God
and love their fellow men, to be dilligent in this
blessed work. Now the election is past, your ex
crtions should be rather increased than diminished.
Ti. umno iininiint of labor now will accomplish
twice as much as it would when every body was
heated up with' party excitement. Our labor in
the Lord will not, cannot he in vain. I was never
more confident of the triumph of this cause than I
nni now. Whether it please God that w live to
al distribution of the tracts. All experience has
shown that there is no more effectual way of
reaching the hearts of the people and implanting
the good seed of liberty, humanity and righteous.
ness, than in the fice circulation ot tracts. 1 liey
are bold preachers ot the irtith, but do not stir up
the prejudices and excite the opposition that is
often done by an agent or lecturer.
hn,. no fellowship whatever, nnd earnestly di
-ire to see them repealed. I h:.pe the Legislature . nd as cln islians; and
will effectually close up these avenues ,0 the pi,, they havo
these directories to hell, for 1 cousmer g.....c..rB,
or more properly speaking, di unkeries and ruin
taverns, emphatically such, for while these tav
erns afford real comfort to the weary way-worn
among felons, in one of the jails in the State of
Mi-s.Hiri, for having attempted to -aid some of
their enslaved countrymen in th-iir escape from
bondage; and to assure these Christian philanthro
pies that they considered the cause tor wnicn uiey
1 -. I s I. I. tn ll.i'.i. nil
were now incau .-. a. r u............. .
I the laws umier wnicn
as utterly disgraceful
. .1 1 1 .
Hid 11) tne liignesi uo-
. . .L.- .... ......I m.anul.la nfa tllA
gree repugnant 10 me spun mm juci,. r
gospel. " , 1
It was resolved unanimously that, considering
the enormous wickedness of American slavery,
.. .down,! in relation to the inutility of its
licit.'-i . , ,
to the it-
:iclice, which subjects them to tho
traveller and administer to his real wants and 11c- j j,,,.-,.,!,.,, hich deprives ncirly threo 111
cessities, they also present to him the In.o: human i;;;;'':;;;;',;;;
cup.that foul tempter, that tell dest, o n ... .. . ... . (, ri.'.((iil(()1) ,, ,lliser .. comniitteo
For the Freeman.
Montpelier, Nov. 15, 1814.
Mr. Editor: I feel a deep conviction and sor
row for my past error in casting my influence on
the side of oppression and against the oppressed;
although, like Saul of Tarsus, I did it ignuranlly;
thinking I was doing God service. But the scales
have fallen from my eyes, and I now see things in
very different liitht. I now see that I have been
persecuting the Lord Jesus Christ in his oppressed
children, though I have all of the time professed
to be an abolitionist. I would humbly ask pardon j
' 1 .,.i I,; ' deep e si orj; . mm ni " -'.
i.: .t w unste.l. Ins reputatom lost, and tn ' , . , . ...mliclv nod warmly to ex
' 1 . .... 1 ":lv i .. , ....... ,.
body and soul ruined for time and eternity; am. . lheir smpilthy Willi those 1. vine.. .. .. ? ui
' . . , ...i. .one f tim li ev . Cluu les T. I orrey and Cap-
by which hundreds ano , - ; - " , " wnker, w ho are now incarcerated
1 ..r r..u..tv men 111 in s roiiimv w ....
t nousn n. s ui on. u n""
.... . 1 1 nr.... lm. r..-
m .. ! -inn mil iv .-.l r iiiri.j.i. ii.r
. , ... 1 111 the pllSIOllal'l I'iaiJ . .-
.. :..i n 1 1'iitik.i.rU nrnve. anil ll . 1 .. ...,,i,.,l mil. nn 11 their
annually nun if 11 .."' o-- having anted, . uutr.. , -
drunkards hell. Among these are many possess-! ensh.ve.l country men in their escape from bondafie
ur 11 11 ini us. I"- n , 1 . .1 1,..;.ii,,ii tin iinihr.i. ns. s that
. . . mi. 1 i H.nv vpiv lair and to assure u.cs" J'.- . . ' .
in2 the rnos
iu CHrly life fur usefulness in society.
I call these taverns directories to hell; nnd in
proof of this position, let us suppose a case, and
one too that is common among us. A young man
who is a lover of rum is passing through this sec
lion of country and culls at one of these houses
and obtains a nishtu lodging, and other refresh-
menu for hiuiselt nU nor-, n"Hn.n)....
. . . ilw.ii ....... l-.ai.A
they consider tne cause in. m...... ...rj ,n..j
after be called to suffer, as honorable to lliein hi
men and as christians; and the laws under which
Ihey are to be arraigned as utterly disgraceful to a
civilized community, and in the highest degree re
pu.rntto the spirit ami precepts ot the Gospel.
On behalf of thn committee,
Thomas Clarksox, Prwinent.
Joitw Scoble, Secretary,
! Oetohor , 1B44.
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