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vibration and frequent weighing of its wings, till
:lie little creature was forced to sit down and pant,
ami stay till the storm was over, and then it Hindu
a prosperous flight, and did rise and sing, as tbo'
it had learned music and motion from an angel its
he passed through the iiir about his ministries here
below. . So it bs 'when n storm rises in the spirit
and overrules the pood man; bis prayer is broken,
and his thoughts troubled; his words go upward,
towards a flood, and bis thoughts call them back
again and make them without intention. The good
man sighs for his infirmity, but he must be content
to lose the prayer, and be must recover it when
his anger is removedpuid his spirit is becalmed
anil madeeven ns.thenrow of Jesus, and smooth
like the heart' tifod; then it ascends and dwells
with God until it returns laden with the blessings
and det of hea ven."
Fmrn the Democratic Review.
BY R. 9. S. JtNDROSS.
A swallow, in the Spring,
Came to our granary, and neaih the eaves
Essayed to make a nest, and there did bring
Wet earth and straw and leaves.
Day after day she toil'd,
With patient art, but ere her work was cowued,
Soma sad mishap the tiny fabric spoil'd,
And dashed it to the ground.
She found the ruin wrought,
Yet not :ast down, forth from the place she flew,
And withher mate fresh earth &. grass she brought
And built her nest anew.
But scarcely had she placed
The last soft feather on its ample floor,
When wicked hand, or chance again laid waste,
And wrought the ruin o'ef.
But still her heart she kept,
Adc! toil'd again; and, last night, hearing culls,
I look'd, and lo! thtee little swallows slept
Within the earth-made walls.
What Truth is here, 0, Man !
Hath Hope been smitten in its early dawn?
Hath clouds o'eieast thy purpose, trust, or plan?
Have Faith, and struggle on!
A u t u m n .
The glory of summer has departed. Tbo for
est wind's breath has chilled the last lingering
wilil flowers, and their beautiful tinge has laclrd.
Tha (?reen livery ofsiimmer is exe'iaugod fur the
russot brown; and the scarlet yellow intermingled
with the faded green, and give beauty and glory
to the solemn rube of the waving wtodlands.
How weet to ramble among the whispering
sbadi's, and muse upon their departed glories, and
listened to the spirit-voices thai moan among the
swaying branches, as the soul arises on the wing
of devotion to the lealms of empyreal light, and
worships at the throne of Him, vtho has promised
that seed time and harvest shall return to their
seasons, to cheer and gladden the hearts of the
ions of men.
The flowers that are swept away by the eddy
ing blast, and ihe waving fields that give place to
desolate plains; the forest glades shorn of their
leafy screen, and the ruin and desolation which
comes on the wing of the blast; are but so many
tokens of the frailty, the change and decay of the
passing race of mortals. Behold, the mourners
go about the streets, because man goeih to his
long home. Loveliness and worth are passing
away the light of joy is turned into the darkness
of sorrow the music of the sweet singer is a bur
den to the ear, and the voice of the bird has lost
its charm, for the silver cord is loosed, and the
golden bowl is severed, the pitcher is broken at
the fountain; ami the wheel at the cistern; and the
dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit
to Uod who gave it.
But spring shall return in the pride of her glory,
and crystal fountains shall gush forth beneath her
tread the bud on the tree shall expand us her
warming breath passes over the winter-bound
plains the flowers will rise in renovating beauty,
and the warblers shall cleave the trackless air, and
ascend on the wing of the morning far up the
etherial, and the burden of their song shall be
praises to the Creator of this glorious world, who
hath Ucnded variety and contrast, to gratify the
taste, and administer to the happiness of every
Shall a man sit down in the supineness of sor
row, because decay and darkening change come
over the sky of immortality? Arise thou that
citteat in dutkness and the shadow of death, for a
ViKht has arisen from the loom, nd Truth with
ier dazzling pinions is sweeping away the dark
clouds of superstition and ignorance, and the glo
ry of the ever living God, beams over the dark
mountain of sin, dispensing life to the dead. Mourn
not when the winter of death draws nigh, for tho'
e go down to the silent chambers of the grave,
and repose in oblivion's gloom; yet the day is at
hand when death, the dark destroyer, shull yield
up his dominion, and the Son of man ascend the
throne of his glory, and the sceptre of righteous
ness be swayed over the vast concourse of ci enter!
intelligences; while the flowers of intellect thnt
faded on the shores of time shall spring forth in
immortal gloiy; and songs and vnthems from the
redeemed men, shall sweep the pecans that rise
from the golden harps, through the reulms of eternity.
r r a y e r .
''Prayer is the peace of our spirit, the stillness
of our thoughts, the evenness of recollection, the
eat of meditation, the rest of our care, and the
Calm of our tempest. He who prays to God with
fen angry or troubled spirit, is like the man who
retiies into the midst of a battle for meditation, or
sets up his closet in the out quarters ot an army.
Anger is a perfect alienation of the mind from
prayer; it is directly opposed to that disposition
Vvhich presents our prayers in a right line to God.
Far so I have seen a lark, singing us it rises, in
hopes to set to heaven, and climb over the clouds:
but the poor bird was driven hack by the loud sigh
ing oi an easrern wmu, huh ins moiiou mane irreg
mar ana inconstant, descending more at every
briralh of the tamptst than it could rcrjvr by tha
' BY REV. J. 8. C. ABBOTT.
A clergyman of much observation recently re
marked, that the experience of sixty years had
taught bun, that if boys had a faithful and judi
cious mother, they were pretty sure to turn out
well, whatever might be the character of the fa
ther. There are mothers who, from various caus
es, in rearing their sons, are deprived ot the co
operation of the father. The following hints are
intended for the assistance of such mothers.
1. Keep your boys by all means out of the streets.
At the proper times for play, allow Ihemto invite
some of their neighbors;' children into your yard,
or permit them to visit those children of your
friends with whom you are willing they should as
sociate. But let it be an immutable law, that they
are not to rove the streets in freedom, to play with
whatever companions chance1 may throw in their
way. By commencing early and firmly with this
principle, you will have no difficulty in enforcing
it. Turn a boy loose into the streets, to associ
ate with tbo vicious and profane, to lounge at the
corner of stores and stables, aud he will almost
certainly be ruined. Therefore, at all hazzards,
keep them out of the streets.
2. Do not allow your boys to play out of doors
in the evening. There is something in the prac
tice of night exposure Sc. night plays which seems
to harden the heart. You never see such a boy
possessed of a gentle nnd modest deportment He
is always forward, self-willed, unmanageable.
There is always temptation in the darkness of the
evening, to say anu no tilings wnicn ne would not
be willing to do in tbe open blaze of day. I ne
most judicious parents will never allow their
children to be out at such hours; consequently, the
only companions he can be with are the unmana
geable. There is something almost fiendlike in
shouts which are ocasioually heard from such
troops of boys congregated at the corners of the
streets. If you would save your sou from certain
ruin, let him not be with them. Keep him at
home in the evening, unless, by special permission,
he is at the house of some judicious friend, where
vou know he will only engage in fireside snorts
3. Do what you can to keep your boys employed.
Liei piny ne ineir occasional privilege, and rney
win emoy it tar more highly. iMnpioy mem in
the garden, if you have one, at work, not at play
It will do them no harm to perforin humble servi
ces. It will help you, and help them still more, to
have them bung in the wood or the coal, to scour
the knives, to make their own beds and to keep
them in order. You may thus render them useful
and greatly contribute to their future welfare. If
you are sick it is still more important you should
train up your sons in these habits of industry, for
they stand in need of this moral and physical dis
cipline. Louis Phillippe, the present king of the
French, though the son of the proudest and the
richest noble of France, was in childhood and youth
required to wait upon himself in the performance
of the humblest nflices. It was through this cul
ture that he was trained up to be one of the most
remarkable men of the present age.
4. Take an interest in your children's enjoyment.
A pleasant woru, an encouraging smile, from n
sy mpathizing mother, rewards an affectionate boy
for many an hour of weary work: and the word
and the smile reach his heart, and make a more
pliable, gentle, mother-loving boy. How often
will a bay, with such a mother, work all the after
noon to build a play house, or a dove cote, cheer
ed with the anticipated joy ot showing it to his
mother wnen it is none, anil wnen he take
her hand to lead her out and show her the evidence
of his mechanical skill, how greatly can his young
spirit be gratified by a few words of encourage
ment and approbation. By sympathizing in the
enjoyment of your children, by manifesting the in
terest vou leel in the innocent pleasures they can
find at home, you thus shield them from countless
5. Encourage as much as possible a fondness for
reading. Children's hooks have been, ot late years
so greatly multiplied, that there is but little ilitu
cultv in forming, in the mind of the child, a taste
for reading. When the taste is once formed, you
will be saved all further trouble. Your son wi
soon explore the libraries of all his associates, and
he will find calm and silent, nnd improving amuse
ment for many rainy days nnd long evenings. And
you niny have tnanv hours ot your own evening
solitude enlivened by his readings. The cultiva
lion ot this I) a in t is ot such immense importance
and is so beneficial in its results, not only upon the
child, hut upon the quietude and harmony of the
whole family, that it is well worth while to make
special efforts to awaken a fo ndness for books.
Select some books of decidedly entertaining char
acter, and encourage him for a time to read aloud
to you, and you will very Roonhnd his interest riv
eteel; and by a little attention, avoiding as much
as possible irksome constraint, you may soon fix
the habit permanently.
1 ne great difficulty with most Barents thnt
they are unwilling to devote time to their chil
dren. But there are no duties in life rrmr inm-
rious than the careful culture of the minds and
hearts of the immortals intrusted to our care.
There are no duties which we can neglect at such
an awful hazard. A good son is an inestimable
treasure: language cannot speak his worth. A bail
son is about the heaviest calamity that can be en
dured on earth. Let the parent, then, find time
to "train up the child in the wav he shnnlrl n
ami 'they were turned loose rip"'' tlm beach. A
scene ensued, such tis was nevti' "f fore witnessed.
They were sensible thot tney w no longer uu
der any restraint of human power. A general con
flict ensued, in which, retaining tho disipliue they
had learnt, I hey charged each rjiuer in squadrons
of ten or twenty together, th-m closely engaged,
striking with their fore feet, b'yvf k tearing each
other with the most ferocious rH; and trampling
over those which were betite" .town, till th, shore
in the course of a quarter of an "mrr, was strewn
with dead and disabled. Part pr them had been
set free on rising ground, at a d stinee; they no
sooner heard the roar of haul-, dmn they came
thundering down over the ii'mn'ilinte hedges,
ami catching the contagious madness, plunged in
to the fight with fury. -. Subllu:: .s tha .scene was,
it was too horrible tJ be lo"I.Jjtirmlntcd, (,nd
Roiimnn, in mercy, SnJjrr ttonlroyitig
tli'iii: hut j&jvat l'.Vni y.i.Jyylfliy n'tinit
t;!5 tin.l iVth-lsi ti,(tfhii'jriUeil TP bench,
the few horses that remained vM-a seen stl I engag
ed in the dreadful work ot miiLd destruction.
Southy's History of the Peninsular War.
A' Mirror for " Whig Abolitionists."
Rules for Domestic foj piness.
1. Every day let your eye lie, fixe Ion God thro'
the Lord Jesus Christ, that by the i Juence of the
holy spirit you may receive yourn rcies as com
ing from hi n, ami that you may us them to his
2. ' Never suffer your regard fprach othei's so
ciety to rob God ot'your heart, br f the time you
owe to your God and yourself,!
3. I3e careful that your custojh n A habit do not
lessen your attentions to each oijieroi the pleading
satisfaction with which tbey avi luth shown and
4 Whenever yon perceive a fmijjor in your'af
fection, always make it a rule tj jinpect yourself.
1 he object wich once inspired ffpril, may per
haps, lie still the same, and tlml .iio only attach
to you. i
5. lie sure to avoid unkind ml irritating lan
guage. Atwavs conciliate. It Is ir interest ami
your duty. Recollect what God bs borne with in
y,,u- . I
b. fudy your partner's ciiarictf and disposi
tion. Many litMe nice adjustment' are requisite
for hapmess. You must both: ncommodate. or
you will both be unhappy. I
7. Do not expect too much, jo are not always
the same; no more is your nnnnr. Sensibility
must be watched over, or it willisnn become its
own tormentor. T,
8. When you discover f'ailingstivlch you did not
suspect, and this you may be sure ll be the case,
make it your prayer that your regnn he not dismis
sed. If you are heirs of the grace ofife, your fail
ings will shortly be over; you will huealter be per
fect in the divine image. Esteem ml love each
other now, as you chi taiuly will tbti. Forbear
ance is the trial and grace of this lifeonly.
9. Forget not thai one ot you nost die first
one of you must feel the pain and 'jlnsni of sepa
ration. A thousand littla errors war then wound
the surv rtw'SriWiY. 1 " ' " '
10. Pray constantly. You need much prayer.
The following article is the leading editorial of
the Charlestown S.C. Courier, Oct. 80, and shows
hQw the ablest and most candid, sober and re
spectable Whig pnpers of the south regard the
foul falsehood that Henry Clay and the whig par
ty are friendly to abolition! No responsible whig
at the north will deny that this is an authentic
statement of the character which the whig party
bears among the friends at the south. Nor can
any one act or declaration be pointed out and nu-
uiKiuiciueu upon me pant at men, wnicn is not
pm-fectly tTWSistcfwr Wtttl this reprcsontwitan..
Judge Cheves' Letter.
In our last uumber on this subject, we very ful
ly expressed our views on the suhject ot abolition
and the true policy of the eoulh on the slave ques
tion; but recur to it in order to condemn Judge
Cheves' labored effort to identify one of the
great political parties of our country with aboli
tionism and the fanatic foes of the south. On this
question we belong to no party; we war against
the incendiary, whether he rallies under his own
black and ruffian flag, or plants himself under the
banner of Whiggery or doinoeriiey; hut we believe
the Abolitionists to be too insignificant in number
and character, ever to be dangerous to the peace
of the south, and that they can never grow into n
separate political party strong enough to effect
any of their objects.
In limes of high party excitement, nnd especial
ly in sections where the great political parties,
which divide the people of the Union, are nearly
at an equipoise, both parlies will play, and do
play for the abolition vote, as a mere make-weight
in the game. 1 hey use the abolitionists lor party
purposes, that's all; and, accordingly, we find that
there are abmitiomsts nnd reviling enemies ot
southern slavery in the ranks of both parties the
irresistable attraction of general politics, howev
er, completely neutralizing or rendering utterly in
significant their efforts at a separate political or
We, however, cheeifully and gladly acquit both
Whigs and Democrats, as bodies, of any partici
pation in the machinations or purposes of aboli
tionism. They are both constitutionally and po
litically sound on this great question; and while
each has abolition allies or supporters in the pres
idential game, neither is the ally or supporter of
abolition ends and aims. It would be in our opin-
gross injustice, to identify democracy with nb.
is the signal and tocsin of bellum plusquam civile!
Such a course, in southern men. may snrinir from
misguided zeal, but it is mischievous and suicidal,
and utterly inconsistent with soundness of heart
and soundness of mind with true patriotism or
common sense. We, at least, find no fears for the
destinies of the south, in the success of a party
who have nominated a large slaveholder of Ken
tucky for their president, and that slaveholder eu
logized by Mr. Calhoun in the American Senate,
for having given 'the finishing stroke to abolition.
Whether Mr. Clay or Mr. Polk be our next Dresi.
dent w hether whiggery or democracy achieve tb
victory und obtain the ascendency we have entire
confidence that the rights and interest of tha
south vvirf be in safe hands.
A View of Death.
BY LUCRETIA MARIA DAVIDSON.
When bending o'er the brink of life,
My trembling soul shall .nnd,
Waiting to pass death's awful flood,
Great God! at thy command;
When weeping friends surround my bed,
To close my sightless eyes,
When shattered by the weight of years
This broken body lies;
When every long lov'd scene of life
Stands ready to depart,
When ihe last sigh which s,hake this frame
Shall rend this bursting heart;
Oh thou great source of joy supreme,
Whose arm alone can save,
Dispel the darkness that surrounds
The entrance to the grate.
Lay thy supporting gentle hand
Beneath my sinking head,
And with a ray of love divine,
Illume my flying bed.
Leaning on thy dear faithful breast,
I would resign my breath,
And in thy loved embraces lose
The bitterness of death.
Battle of Eleven Hundred Horses.
Two of the (Spanish) regiments which had
been quartered in Funen were cavalry, mounted
on fine, black, long-tailed, Andalusian homes. It
was impracticable to bring off these horses, about
1100 in number, and Romana was not a man who
could order them to Iih destroyed. He was fond
of horses bitneelf, and knew thut every mau was
attached to the beast which had carried him so far
and to Mohtolly.
It is generally believed that it is necessary to
construct inese iniiniings uudur .round, in nruer
to preserve t ie ice through the Hiiminer. This is
not absolutely necessary, and ,ai,v are of the u-
pinion mat it is not even so g(,ud a method, ami
such do not perserve the ice no well as one con
structed above ground. Several years since, there
was a iarge building on Uip wlmrt'l'elungiiig to R.
H. Gardiner, Esq., in Gardiner, used fur" the sole
purpose of storing ice tor shipping. There was
no under ground room about ihi-;. It was it wood
en building built like a common barn, with tight
double walls which were filled with tan. The ice
was preserved here with perfect east", for any
length of time. A very good uiuile of building a
small ice house for family use, would be to con
struct n bouse of the required sue, ay ten or fif
teen lect square anil eigtu or ten met high in I tie
walls. Tliee walls may be double, xu tls to pi ess
in tan to the thickness of three or tour inches.
Around these walls, say two or three feet from
them, have another wall which slndl be the outer
one. This will be a building with H room within
a room, having an alley around tins inner one. If
you could have a trap door in the top, it would be
better to go in aud out of, so as to keep the air as
still as possible around the sales. The preserva
tion ot ice depends upon surrounding it with oou
couductors so that the heat cannot get at it. There
is no better non-conductor than'air, provided it can
be kejit confined and still. In this way, you have
a stratum of air around the ice roon, and uexl to
this a stratum of tan, which is also a good non
conductor, and the building can Re erected at any
time of tho year. Maine furm1.
JDr. liawes. on his ate visit to Jerusalem, saw
hundreds of pilgrims who expended large sums in
visiting the Holy Land. He sas that in no part of
the world doe religion coat so li. tie as in tbe Ti
nlitionisin, because Duncan, Morton, Leavitt,
Morris nnd Birney are in its ranks, and it would
be equally so, in like manner to wrong tho Whigs,
because Vdams and Giddings hail under their ban
ner; and we enndidly believe that there nre more
and worse enemies ot southern institutions among
the northern. Democrats than tty northern Whigs,
although we indignantly repel any imputation n
the patriotism and constitutional fidelity ot the
former to southern rights.
Furthermore, so long as the vote of the South
shall be worth what it is in the presidential game,
and especially so long as the shiveholding interest
enjoy the equality that it now does, or any
approximation to it, m the senate of the Union, it
is little short of absurd to imagine that political
abolitionism can acquire any sort of importance.
Any candidate lor the presidency, who should be
insane enough to plant himself on nliolition ground
in the canvass, would band the south in solid phal
anx as one man against him, and ring the death
knell of his hopes. The united south, with but a
respectable party at the north, can always bestow
the presidency on the object of its choice and, the
representative of its principles.
Our past experience, too, has shown that the
weight of tho south has been heavily felt in the po
litical balance, and has almost always monopoliz
ed high federal office. The southern or slavchol-
dirig Slates, have given six out of our ten Presi
dents (Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe,
-Jackson nnd Tyler) to the Union the northern or
non-slaveholding States have given but four, name
ly. John Adams, John Quiucy Adams, Martin Van
liurcu, and Win. H. Harrison, and of these four,
the two last named were chosen by a large major
ity of Southern votes, and the last named was a
native Virginian, filially devoted to the rights anil
interests of the land of bis birth and even the two
first named enlisted a strong southern support.
Again, of the six southern presidents, five were
re-elected to their high office, and each occupied
it for eight years, and only one, lire present incum
bent, will have occupied it but four years, giving
in all to the shiveholding interest the possession
and control of the presidency for forty-four years
out of the fifty-six, while of the four non-slavc-bolding
presidents, three occupied the presidency
but four veins each, and one, the lamented Harri
son, only a little month, giving in all to the non-
sbivehohling interest the possession and control of
the presidency for only twelve years nut of fifty-six.
So of tho chief justices of the Union, the south has
had three, (Rutledgc, Marshall and Taney,) and
the North but 'wo, (Jay nnd Lllsworth,) out ot
the five incumbents of that august judicial seat.
At this moment, the southern or slaveholding in
terest enjoys a monopoly of high federal office
executive, judicial, legislative, military anil naval;
John Tyler, a Virginian, is president, and his cab
inet consists of John C. Calhoun, n South Caroli
nian, secretary of state; George M. Bibb, a Ken-
tuckiaii, secretary of the trensmy; John Y. Mason,
it Virginian, secretary ot war; Charles A. Wick
liffe, a Ketituckinn, postmaster general; John Nel
son, a Marylander, attorney general; anil William
W ilkins, a Fonusy Ivnniail, (the single exception
on ihe list,) secretary of war; Roger B. 'liiney, a
Mar lander, is chict justice ot the United States;
Willie if. IM.nigum, a North Carolinian, is prest
dent of the senate, nnd John W. Jones, a V irgini
an, sneaker ot ine tlouse oi neprescntniives, nun
southern men stand at the head ot most of the im
portant committees ot both branches of Congress;
VV infield Scott, a Virginian, is major general of
our army, and Jamts Baron, n Virginian, senior
officer of our navy; and to crown all, Henry Clay,
a Kentuckiar., is the Whig, and James K. Polk,
a Tennesseean, the Democratic candidate fur the
next Presidency, securing to us the future as well
as the past. If this be not the lion's share of po
litical power, words have lost their meaning if
this be not enough to satisfy the south, she must
be insatiable indeed.
The Great Object of the Liberty
We commend to our waders tho following ex
tract from the address of the Liberty Party "of
' It is, in the words of the Constitution, "t
establish justice; to secure the blessings of liberty."
It is, absolute and unqualified divorce of tho Gen
eral Government from all connection with slavery
and we would therefore, here, utter our solemn
protest ngainst the nefarious doctrine avowed bj
Henry Clay, in the Senate of the United States in
January 18S9, " that this government is bound to
protect the domestic slave trade." We would
say, in the eloquent language ot that noble son of
freedom, Cassias M. Clay, of Kentucky, " Let
the whole north, in n mass, in coniunction with
the patriotic of the South, "withdraw the moral
sanction and legal power of the Union from tho
sustaininent of slavery." We would employ eve
ry constitutional means to eradicate it from our
entire country, because it would be for the highest
welfare of our entire country. We would have
liberty established in the District and in all tha
Territories. We would put a stop to the internal
slave trade, pronounced even by Thomas Jeffer
son Randolph, of Virginia, to bo "worse and
more odious than the foreign slave trade itself."
We would, in the words of the Constitution, have
" the citizens of each State have nil the privileges
and immunities of citizens of the several States:"
and not, for the color of their skin, be subjected to
every indignity nnd abuse nnd wrong and even
imprisonment. We would have equal taxation.
We would have the seas free. We would have a
free nnd secure post office. We would have lib
erty of speech and the press, which the Constitu
tion guarantees to us. We would have cur mem
bers in Congress utter their thoughts freely, with
out threats from the pistol or the Bowie kuife.
We would have the right of petition most sacred
ly regarded. We would secure to every man
what the Constitution secures, " the right of trial
by jury." We would do what we can for the en
couragement and improvement of the colored race,
and restore to them that inestimable right, of which
they have been so meanly as well as unjuslly de
prived the right of suffrage. We would look to
the best interefttsof 4he country, and the whole
country, and not legislate for the good of an Oli
garchy the most arrogant that ever lorded it over
an insulted people. We would have ourcommer
cial treaties with foreign nations regard the inter
ests of the free States. We weuld provide ade
quate, safe and permanent markets for the pro
ducts of free labor. And when reproached with
slavery, we would be able to say to the world,
with an open front und clear conscience, our Gen
eral Government has nothing to do with it, either
to promote, to sustain, to delend, to sanction, or
Woman ns a Slave.
ttirrn without punishinm
insir nriaiei wre .tautn etr.innvfr promii without performing.
To identify the Whig party and the success of
their candidate for the presidency with abolitiou-
4-is in and its triumph, is to assume a fearful respon-
nuiiity u ii nine ivw man proclaiming unu event
It has always shocked us to hear a woman ex
cuso or pnlliate slavery. There is so much in
the system which is degrading to tho female sex,
that we should as soon expect nn intelligent and
Christian woman to defend tho sale of Circassian
and Georgian girls to fill up the Turkish harems,
ns to apologise for n system in our land which pla
ces a million of feninles entirely at the mercy of
the licentious of the other sex. A last number of
the Advocate of Moral Reform, published in New
York, contains a long letter from a resident of one
ot the south-western slave States, which gives the
following illustration of the state of morals ar.d
the condition of colored women in that region:
'Mr. H. was n New Englander by birth nnd ed
ucation, who, in early life, went to the South, nnd
there established himself in a lucrative business.
He became, in time, attached to Southern habit
and munners, and gave up his long-cherished plan
of returning home with a competency became a
permanent resident in one of the large Southern
cities. Previous to bis leaving home, he was con
sidered a young mini of excellent principles, but he
had been so long uccustnmed to look upon the
slaves by whom he was surrounded, as born only
to minister to the pleasures of their masters, that
he felt no hesitation in forming with one of those
unfortunate beings it connection the most dishon
orable. She was a quadroon, beautiful, and toler
ably well educated, and was purchased by Mr. H.
at an immense price, from her father! the owner
of a neighboring estate. Mr. II. never married,
tor he was stronuly attached to the confiding crea
ture who lived but in his presence, and to whom
his slightest wish was law, though his 'bachelor
establishment' was considered the abode of refine
ment, taste, aud elegant hospitality, through all the
country round. His two (laughters received eve
ry advantage of education which wealth could pro
cure, and grew up uncommonly lovejy and inter
esting Indies, in spite of rue mixed blood that flowed
ill their veins. It never occurred to the fond fa
ther, w hose idols they were, that as the daughter
of a slave, his proud and gifted children must fol
low the condition of their mother, in the event of
his death, yet such was the case. While he lived, an
act of manumission for her was in all but the name
his wife, seemed a needless formality, and he little
reckoned that death was so near.
In nn unexpected moment, the king of terrora
catnc and Mr. II., in the prime of life, and in tbe
midst of schemes of honor aud pleasure, was sum
moned to his final account. In the first wild burst
of anguish that overwhelmed his family, they tho't
not of the evils to which they were exposed i'u con
sequence of the blow that had deprived them of a
husband and father; but they were doomed to
feel their force. He had died insolvent, and when
his brother came on from the North to settle the es
tate, he found to his horror, that his bcuutiful and
accomplished nieces were considered a part of the
personal property, and as such appraised by the
creditors tit so high a rate that it was impossible for
him to redeem them. Like their poor mother",
they were reserved for a fate, worse to every vir
tuous woman than eveu death itself. In common
with hundreds of interesting and intelligent yo iyf