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134 3 VERMONT TELEGRAPH. No. 34 Vol. VIH-. keep tilence,-without becoming "panaic- ry aay, cneenng- J uiai aympainy ertm other men'f fins." f. PuW which a sister only knows, relieving his nru :tv.I -1 J f-'- ' ' wounded spirits, and binding op his al- .(..;.. ;r.f!Art,U;nWtobemistak-murder of Ellen Jewett, has arrived in and of these, 149 made a profession of re- en, the feelings of God in tnis matter, and that city, from Durham, Connecticut, and ligion during the year, being an increase the Church and his ministers cannoi ivugcr vwib ner uuuawj " awc loai year ui inenumoer ot pupus is Jd,iy2. Of these, upwards of 1 ,000 are colored pu pils. Une nundred and nrty-hve of the scholars have made a profession of reli gion during the year, being an increase over last year of 13. Twenty-eight teachers and 5 pupils have commenced'' preparations for the gos- pei ministry, ana tnree nave entered dur ing the year upon the duties of that sacred office. The i49 teachers and 155 scholars who have made a profession of religion, added to th$ aggregate of last report, (3,729,) makes 4,033, besides some hun dreds who have connected themselves with the visible church, but who died in Pnm. the Protestant Vindicator. . The Tism Roman Catholic. I perused "the article in the Protestant Viii"c-r of April 20, by D Brownlee? respecting tie constant use of the. words Roman Catholic Church", in. his wri tings concerning Popery, and I candidly tczCzzs that I am not satisfied v either with most' broken heart. She is said to be a most beautiful and accomplished girl, a bout sixteen years of age. ANNIVERSARIES. hU r- :t::eor his defence' of iU : The The iorr-cr I uheve to be improper, and the 1 Society laitar ta not convincing. It I ' admitted 1 enen. From this tfevo-York Observer. American Tract Society. eleventh annual meeting of this was attended by a crowded audi on Wednesday, at 10. A. M. in the that the terms Romau Catholic, "in 'the (Broadway Tabernacle, S. V. S. Wilder, wav m which Dr. lirownlee has exnlain- Escr. President, in the chair. From the ed them; are contradictory but the fact Is report itappeared that the receipts for the the triumphs of faith. thu, thsv are never used or understood in vear endincr ADril 5th. were S105.O00. Rev. Mr Van Klenlr. of th Mnmvn thatsenssby any, protestants or rapists. 1 being $12,000 more than the previous church, moved that the report be adopted, Recently k prctestahts have used the title year. Of the receipts. 647.573 were for nrinted. and circulated, which was Keoond- ,hy a mischievous r courtesy, to express all publications sold, and $56,633 donations, ed bv J. B rower. Esa. penoti vtha acknowledge the supremacy I The 835,000 for foreign and Pagan lands Rev. Mr Welch offered the following 01 tne rope; ana papists mean by that ap- had all been received and paid over. The resolution, which was seconded by Rev peiiauve, tnat Koraan Catholics are ex- number of volumes printed was 247,972, G G. Somers, of this city, and accompan- .ciusiveiyine louowers oi tae ura jesus j oemg mi.uuu more tnan in tne previous led with an address : innsr, ana inanney comprise ail tne year, ' and the number of smaller tracts, Resolved, la view of the evident mam Christiana in 'the1 world. 'In my view, 4,309,000. The whole number of tracts festations of God's blessing unon the Sun ooiainose ucnnuiori are nirniy excep-1 ana volumes printed and circulated since dav Senoo a of this'eiiv dnnncr the naat tionahJe; and Dr. Brownlee's explication the formation of the 8ocietv is 43,647,590. year, both as it regards the increase of pu- uoca noi oi u.ii tciiorc ray ooicciious, oui a ne roeeunp continued ior iour nours. nils, and tne nonetu conversion 01 manv raincr Bircnginens mem, cecause ne coes I and was addressed by Kev. Mr Ualusha, of the scholars and teachers, the friends net adopt them-in any sense in which they Jbf Rochester; Rev. Dr. Spring, of this and supporters of Sunday Schools are jo comaunij apprenenaccu vje us con- city ; itev. tawin rial, oi IMorwalk, bound to acknowledge the goodness of iuwtui , aca. f in. a. i lunier, oi v irgin-1 irroviaence, ana 10 reaouoie meir enons 1: Chxrch. There. is no more gospelJia Rev. Lr lyng, of Philadelphia; in this glorious cause for the coming in my view, and no more sense, in apply- Jonn V. urown, oi Bt, jf etersonrgn, year. . .1 : i .i. . vr f I ,o.:. . ..J li r wt rU I t u m t ..ji j .u ru log mo worn cnurcn to me panisis. or in i ,uoai i v-. - uwuuiicj ut icy. . vr. uuuiuw uucicu mc iuuuw the use of the phrases the Roman Catho-1 Philadelphia. ing resolution, accompanied with an in- liC Church, and the Church of Rome, than I 1 the. course of the meeting, an inter- j teresting statement of facts : there is. In talking of Tthe "Mohammedan cstmg relic, the chair occupied by the Resolved, That it is the duty of minis- Church, or the Hindoo : Church, or ;the 1 lAurymaiTt - Daughter," (Elizabeth teTs of the gospel to encourage the forma Church of Confucias, or lhe: Church of VValbndge, of the isle of Wight,) was ex- japan. That the Uremic word Ecclesia. nioitea to me audience, it nas been re- 5-l ' " ' t " . 'l .1 1 L. means anv assemniv is true: nut th trm i ccnii v jorouyui io idu couqitv. accornna- is not so used, nor is it so understood ly 1 nied with certificates of its identity from any persons in reterence to popery. When surviving reiauvea oi tne aeceasea. American Hone Missionary Society we speak of a church in modern balance. and eipecially in didactic or polemical theolov, wo intend by the word body.of the . faithful ' disciples of .the Lord Jesus ' Christ, and that is the only sense in which the word is applied ia the New Testament in its strict ecclesiastical meaning, and to which, in , all religious controversies, it jiiusi eyxuemiy oe restricted.. , ine Hues, . the Roman CatholicChureh &the Church of Rome, therefore imnlv. that nowru tillr4nVoteffra) part, of jthe, Churcn of . Christ, which position Dr. Brownlee most , strenuonsly denies. 1 therefore contend that the term church. ' as annlied to the Romanists, is no( only lallacious. but that u,is iraugm wita cvii,ana airecny sane- tions their fundamental, heresy, the usurp ed" supremacy and infallibility of the Pope, upon which Babylon the Great is erected. 2. Roman Catholic. cannot perceive in this phrase either the contradiction or ; . the absurdity to which Dr. Brownlee al ;;' udes." Ii it meant "nothing more than that n min is one "of theYuuiversal; multitude who acknowledge that the Roman Pon . v tifT is . 'Vicar of Christ and God upon earth;' I should not disapprove of it. '-Tha obiection is in tha armronriAtion f the term Catholic; which from long usage implies 'a . member of . Chrjst'a universal church, of which church a Papist cannot po acknowledged a consistent member, neither ia doctrine, Titual, profession, nor morals., . If Dr. . Brownlee were under stood only according to his own explana tion.it would be of no consequence. ,But he neither is, nor la it possible he ever can be apprehended according . to his . own construction of the termsi because the- ve ry words themselves, in their legitimate tense will not admit of that definition.- rni . T ' -L .1 . inruiui nuiuau vauiuiic uicaos turn a man is a Chnstian believer after the faith and usages of the Court of Rome wheth er there is more or , less or how. much of . varisuanny in me contradictory, nonsense is uoi armonuoa; out tnat toe man is a dis ciple of Jesus in some sense is. admitted in the very adoption of the term.- - It is there fore evident to me, that to use thejerms Ro rnaa Catholics, Roman CathoUc ; Church, and Crjurch of Rome, counteracts all e fbrts against Popf rv. I am also cenvinc d,that if we would efficiently combat the Jesuits, we must ro back both to the snirit -and the language of the Reformers of the Sixteenth Century. The term" Romanist it good, because it expresses that the' per toa is a devotee of the Pontiffof Rome; as a Mohammedan declares that he" is" a fella wet of the Arabian impostor; bat the term Catholic, has always vbeen used 'to designate a memoer.of the" mystical body of CiirisL- A genuine Papist is" an; Idbla- ior, an incessant transgressor of the 'first ' irteat 'Commandment: and therefore it: ia , equally objedior.abTe to use the name Ro-1 Paran Catholics, or Juirjremathan Cath olics; and there is' no more propriety in ' the phrases Roman Catholic Church or cnurcn oi iiomer moauere ia m the' ti tles Brahman ' Catholic ' Church,, or the Church of Mecca, v;; , , --- V1 "V1 1 ' Stick to Tiii Text.v The tenth annual meeting of this socie ty was held in the Tabernacle on Wed hesday evening, the Hon. S. Van Rensse- tion and promote the prosperity of Sunday bchools, both because they are powerful agencies in theconversion of the children, and because they render the children effi cient coadjutors in the salvation of their parents. American Anti-Slavitrv Society. Reported for the N. Y. Observt-i. The third annual meeting of the Ameri laer, President of the Society, in thechair. can Anti-Slavery Society was held in the writ . .t , 1 . . . - - , i ne receipts iot tne year, including a oai- church at the corner of Houston and ance of 85,446 in the treasury at the com- Thompson streets, at 10 o'clock on Tues mencement, and a legacy of 8 1 2,000 from day moraincr. The exercises were open the late Joseph Burr, of Vermont, amount ed with prayer by the Rev. Chas. Stewart. to 8107.039. The expenditures nave The Kev, Mr Mann, ot Greenwich, Uonn been 892,106, leaving a balance in the treasury of 814,930. The progress of the society, as tested by its receipts, has been as follows : First year, 918,130 76 ; second, 820,035 78; third, 826,997 31; then read the 5th chapter o! the epistle of James. An abstract of the 3d annual report of the society was next read by Ehzur Wright, Esq., Corresponding Secretary fourth, 833,929 44 ; fifth, 848,124 73 The report noticed the formation of 328 . .4 t sixth, 849. 422 12; seventh, 868,627 17; eighth, 878,911 44; ninth, 888,863 22 ; tenth, 8101,565 15. The number of missionaries under the care of the society during the year has been 753 in this country, and 17 in France; total, 770. Of the 753 in this country. 575 are settled pastors, or stated supplies in single congregations ; 132 extend their abors to two or three congregations ; and 46, including agents, are employed in larger fields. The amount of ministe rial labor performed under the commis sions of this society the past year, is equal to 543 years of an individual. The meeting was addressed by tho Rev. Dr Humphrey, President of Am herst College ; Rev. Dr Skinner, of this city; Rev. Dr Cod man ; Rev. Professor Schmuckert of Gettysburg Lutheran The ological Seminary; and Rev. Flavel S. Mines. American Bible Society. The American Bible Society celebraU 3 . . ? . Vnt . eo its iwenueta anniversary on i nursaay morning, at 10 1-2 A. M. at the Taberna cle, which was occupied in' every part by 1 m m m , an audience oi about 4,uuu people. The President of the Society, the Hon. John Cotton Smith being detained at home by domestic affliction, the chair was taken by John Bolton, Esq the first Vice Presi dent The Rev. Dr Sharpe of Boston, returme ocnu cnaptcr oi isaiaa. a writ ten address from the President of the Soci ety, was read by the Rev. Dr Milnor, one of the Secretaries. T The Treasurer's Re port was then read by John Nitchie 'Esq Treasurer frbin. which it appeared that the total receipts or the Society during the year amountea, in addition to a balance or 812,277, to 8104,899, and its expenditures to $107,910: leaving a balance in the Treasury or sy.265. -The managers report an abstract of which will be lound in another part of our paper, was read by the Rev. MrBrieham, one of the secretaries after which the folio win? gentlemen, addressed f the meet ing. H is t, excellency, ,R. PDunlap, of Maine; ;Ber., Mr. ,M'i4roy, of. Ohio; Rev. Mr Atkinson, of Virginia; Rev. Mr Hodgson, , of New-York ; Rev. Mr Reid, of Bombay : ReT. Mr Brown, of St. Pe tersburg!!, .Russia; Rev. DrSkinneT. of Newxorfc . ' Snetdh Conmandmentl Sotfify.We shall present a full .account of the" very caxouragin? anniversary of this impor . taht ?m iety Jo our next. Suffice it to say, tho cu i T.ce is abundant, thai ' tho; Chris tian public are awaking with unwonted rap J.ty, t3 the claims of Christian purity, and the duty of Inculcating andsustalning .mis, lon injured, cornraandmeni. We only me ntion that,' on rnotion of the Rev." Eln Galusha, the octcty resolved, that with t;;j Messing oi Uoa tney would en: denvof to raio 620,000 the current year for the sunport'of agents and the diffusion crpuDiicauons in Denau oi me, objects o ;It fi said ' that a young sutervof R6bIn tcn9 ccsXci b IkUcrue prisca for the New-York Sunday School Ukion. ''Oi TaesaVveninirt the;New-Tork S unday ' School Union held its twentieth anniversary in the Broadway 'Taberna cle. ; The house was full, to overflowing, and the exercisesi were unusually interest-g-.t Mr.Purser, one' of the Vice ;?.resH den&, took the chair and -the meeting was opened by singin'gi and a prayer of-feredpy'.Rev.-Dr BVoadhead. ,4 -t; v: t?nnaI t?0 which was read by H. .Holden, Esq. the Secretary', presented an interesting statement of facts, sho wing the prosperity of the Sabbath School cause during the past year." ' The following is a brief sketch of the-;.nmr''of Sabbath Schools; Uhe number of teachers; pupils, hopeful conversions; r From reports received from 7$ schools, it appears' that there are 980 "male and 1,: 103 female teachers total, 5 2,083. ' 'Of whom 1,68$ re professor of religion new anti-slavery societies during the past year, making the entire number in the United States 528. Of these, onlv 254 had returned the number of their mem bers, but these showed an aggregate of 27,182 members. Auxiliary state societies had been form ed during the year in New-York r.nd in Rhode Island. The auxiliary in Massa chusetts, in age and in fact the parent of all the anti-slavery societies, had spent 6,000 in advancing the cause during the past year. That in Maine had resolved to raise $2,000 for the coming year ; 887 of which were subscribed at its annual meeting; and the Vermont society had passed a similar resolution, and raised $675 towards the amount; having ex pended the last year $464. The New- Hampshire auxiliary had expended liber ally and would not fall behind any of her sisters. The New-York Society, at its first meetinj? in Peterboro', had subscrib ed $1,200;. that in Rhode Island has pledged itself to raise $2,000. The Ohio auxiliary, which, being excluded from the churches, had been compelled to hold its annual meeting in a barn in Granville, had resolved to raise $10,000 for theyear, $4,500 of which had been subscribed up on the spot. For the Kentucky auxilia ry Mr Birney, had obtained a press, but not J'et being permitted to set it up within the imits of the state had planted it in Cin cinnati, on the opposite side of the dividing line, wheTe it subserved the interests of the cause as eflectually as if U were m Kentucky. The total receipts of the society during the year amounted to $25,866 30, being an increase over the receipts ot last year of more than $15,000. The Society had kept a number of agents in the field, and had published the following periodicals: Human Rights, 240,000; Anti-Slavery Record, 385,000; Emancipator, 210,000; Slave's Friend, 205,000 ; Quarterly Magazine 5,500 ; besides 2,000 copies of the life of Gran ville Sharpe, 1,000 of Mrs Child's Ap peal, and 2,000 of anti-slavery periodicals in volumes, making a total of 5,000 bound volumes ; to which must be added 36,800 prints, pictures and minor publications, making a grand total of 1,095,800 impres sions. This was exclusive of all publica tiona of other societies, and those at theex pense of private individuals The amount of their publications, during the past year had been multiplied nine-fold at an ex- pense only nve tjmes greater tnan oeiore. Upwards of 14,000 of their periodicals had been ' furnished monthly to paying subscribers b&fides those distributed gra tuitously. The Emancipator, heretofore a monthly publication', was hereafter to be issued weekly; of the-same si2e as before. TheTeport 'passed very-high encomi ums on th; character, zeal and iabors of Messrs Charles Stewart and Geo. Thomp son i noticed the enthusiastic ttception of the latter on his 1 return to England V and expressed much satisfaction in the'thbught that his voice wohld now be more terrible than 'ever to the enemies of the abolition cause. "The resolution of the last year to raise the amount of $30,000 had been Very vigorously seconded by the New-England Societies generally Among other matters the report con tained quotations from a speech of the Rev. Robert N. Anderson in a letter to an ec clesiastical body in the South, and sf letter from the Rev. Wm. J. Armstrong dis claiming all participation in the doctrines and measures of abolitionists ; and accus ed the head of the Post Office Depart ment 5 of having betrayed the high trust committed to its hands, under the plea that we owe a higher obligation to the community than to the laws ! It adverted with censure and sarcasm to the response made bv northern merchants to the ap peals and demands of the South on the do ings and designs of the abolitionists, and the conduct of the New-York Legislature in seeking to propitiate the South and ob tain southern votes by a stab at one of our literary institutions. In noticing the proceedings of Con gress on the anti-slavery petitions pre sented, the report spoke with severity of the treachery of northern members on that subject, and advised that a list of such men be preserved by every friend of the abolition cause. After noticing the torma tion of new slave states, and the design of rendering the Texas excitement subservi ent to the perpetuation and extension of slavery, the f eport concluded by a rally ing appeal to all the friends of abolition, exhorting them to unite their efforts and exert their energy to meet the great crisis which had now arisen Thomas Shipley, Esq. of Philadelphia, moved the following resolution : Resolved, That the annual report be accepted and approved, and that it be en joined on the executive committee to pub lish the same, as far as possible, through out the length and DTeadth of the land. From the N. Y. Evangelist, Thrilling Anecdote. Just as the great anti-slavery meeting on Tuesday was about to close, Mr Alvan Stewart arose, and begged the attention o the audience te an authentic anecdote o the escape of a slave, which he was sure was well worth their staying just three minutes to hear. In Georgia, said Mr S., about three years ago, mere lived a man, black but noble, a giant m strength, and in form an Apollo Belvidere, about 35 years of age, a slave, with a wife and four children, also slaves. The love of liberty burned irre pressible in his bosom, and he determined to escape, and free his wife and children, at every hazard. He had heard of Cana da, as a place where the laws made every man free, and protected him in his free dom. But of its situation, or the road thither, or the geography of the intermedi ate country, he knew nothing. A benev olent Quaker, however, helped him on his way by night as far as he dared, and then told him he could do no more for him, but commend him to God and the north star. Pointing him to the beautiful pole-star, riding high in the heavens, he told him to steer his course by that star, until he found himself in Canada. The slave pro ceeded, lay in the woods by day, and trav eled by night, subsisting himself and fami ly as well as he could, on the fruits and roots he could find, crossing the Savannah and other rivers', and carrying his wife and children by almost superhuman ef forts, passed through the states of South and North Carolina and Virginia, crossed Pennsylvania without even knowing that it was the land of the Quakers; and final ly, after six weeks of toil and hardship, he reached Buffalo. Here he placed his wife and children in the custody of a tribe of Indians in the neighborhood, for the poor man will al ways be the poor man's friend, and the op pressed will stand by the oppressed. The man proceeded to town, and as he was passing through the streets, he attracted the notice of a colored barber, also a man of great bodily power. The barber step ped up to hiru, put his hand on his shoul der, and says, 'I know you are a runa way slave, but never fear, I am your friend." The man confessed he was from Georgia, when the barber said, "Your master inquired about you to-day, in my shop, but do not fear, I have a friend who keeps a livery stable and will give us, a carriage as soon as night comes, to carry your family beyond the reach of a mas ter." As the ferry boat does not run across the Niagara river in the night, by day break they were at the ferry house, and rallied the ferryman to carry them to the Canada shore. They hastened to the boat, and just as they "were about to let go, the master was seen, on his foaming horse, with pistol in hand, calling out to the fer ryman to stop and set those people ashore or ne would blow nis brains out. The stout barber, quick as thought, said to tne the peaceable and speedy overthrow of slavery throughout the world. Resolved, That . impressed with the vastness of the moral, political, social and personal evils of slavery, and encouraged by the success that has attended its labors, this society is desirous of giving increased energy to its exertions during the ensuing vear, and therefore, we, who are here present, do pledge ourselves to pay into the Treasury of the American Anti-Slavery Society, the present year, our propor tion of the sum of fifty thousand dollars. The Pledge. This was nobly met at the subsequent business meetings of the delegates, at which these present pledged, in behalf of .1 1 .1 A tnemselves and tne societies uiey represent- ed, 'thesumof TWENTY-ONE THOU SAND DOLLARS. THE TELEGRAPH. MAY 19. withal foggy, which obscured the scenery and frequently drove us from the decV For the first time I now had a view of the far-famed West Point, the American Gib raltar of olden days, the place vhith?r many of the finest young men of the ris ing generation of this Christian people resort to learn the art of human slaugh ter. May the Lord hasten the time when the purity and holiness of this nation can be, and shall be trusted in, as its bulwarks, instead of arms and munitions of war. Much as is said of the scenery of th ferryman, "If you don't nut off this instant, I'll be the death, of you:'5 and the ferryman, thus threatened on bo& sides, cried to God to have mercy on his soul, and said, "If I must die, I will die doing right," and CUT THE ROPE. The powerful current of the Niagara swept the boat rapidly into deep water, be yond th. reach of tyranny. The work men at work on tne steamboat Henry Clay were taken by surprise and gave al most involuntarily three cheers for liber ty. As the boat darted into the deep and rapid stream, the people on the Canada side, who had seen the occurrence, cheer ed her course, and in a few moments the broad current was passed, and the roan with his wife and children, were all safe on British soil, protected by British laws. The following resolutions were then submitted by the Committee of arrange ments, and unanimously adopted. Resolved,' That the success of Anti Slavery principles calla for unfeigned gratitude to Almighty God, and should strengthen the faith, arid increase the ef forts of the friends of human rights, for Letter from the Editor. I seize a few moments, to communicate to the readers of the TelegrarA such de sultory thoughts as may come along. I need not sav for mv readers will mf m soon find it out that, from want of expe rience. or from some other cause, I have but poor faculty to write about nothing Nor have I patience to labor at endeav oring to magnify nothing into something. Much that is written and read about weath er and a thousand trivial occurrences, is a waste of time and labor. Doubtless it re quires great candor, and more wisdom than I claim to possess, to treat all things according to their comparative import ance. Having kept no journal, in wri ting, on my way from Brandon hither, I will now throw my mind back, and re quire it to hasten over the ground, allow ing it to dwell briefly on such points such things observed, as it may readily fix up on. Roads. Uncommonly good for the season. Stage-drivers. Rode w ith them all, save one, on the outside of the coach. No smell of rum from the breath of any, although one in timated that he drank the day before. Too responsible a station to be occupied by rum-drinkers. Too much human life thus jeoparded. Remember riding with one, a few months since, in the dark, on a bad road, coach filled with passengers, and he was so drunk that when a wheel dropped into a rut or rose over a stone, it seemed he would tumble headlong. When will public opinion set this matter right? It is hoped and believed that the reformation is in progress. Steamboat on Hudson River. Managers sober, well drtssed, and ap parently intelligent. American Journal, puUished in Al bany. As an agent for this publication, some weeks or months since, collected several subscriptions in Brandon and vicinity, and probably to considerable extent where the Telegraph circulates, I feel in duty bound to give a statement of facts which came into my possession at Albany. If the people have been defrauded they have a right to know it; and it is the duty of all who have the means of exposing fraud, to use such means. That no injustice be done to the publisher or agent of the A mcrican Journal, perhaps I ought to say that the information about to be commu nicated was received from a Boston gen tleman interested in publishing the Amer ican Magazine. He accompanied me from Salem to New-York, and so far as I could judge, appeared to be a man of can dor, honor and veracity. He stated that the publisher of the American Journal is owing him- that he now called on him as we came through Albany, and could get nothing that the publisher of the Journal told him that tfie work would proceed no further, two numbers only (January and February) being out. My informant stat ed also that the engraver of the plates for the Journal had not been paid by the pub lisher. Thus far I have thought it duty to state, to prevent, according to my means, fur ther swindling, if there be swindling. If there be not, the Telegraph is open to make correction. The agent who trav elled in Vermont and collected money, owes it to himself to avail himself of this opportunity to show the matter to be right. if it be right. Subscribers have already waited some months for the promised e quivalent for their money. Delay height ens the suspicion that all is not right, Passage from Albany to New-York. Although I had traversed the Hudson some half a dozen times, this was the first time I have enjoyed a day passage. Tbe Hudson, it will not compare with that of the Connecticut, as far as I have seen the latter. The Hudson is, to a great exter.t as a fellow passenger termed it iron bound, bordered with rugged mountains But all the lack of sufficient entertainment from landscape scenery, a clear atmos phere and a brilliant pky, was more than made up, a hundred fold, in the enjoy ment of the company of those who were on their way to join the great congreg-u-tion who have hearts and souls as well as intellects who act with more refer ence to God's law, than to the feelings, caprices, and blind prejudices of blind nu n. I found myself in a moral and religions atmosphere that was most healthful an! vivifying to ray moral and religious lungs to my moral and religious nature. The Anniversaries Are very fully attended. Important facts communicated, showing the results of the different moral and religious efforts going on in our country, I shall copy principally from the papers published in this city, as they employ reporters more skilled than I am in following speakers. I shall, however, from time to time, make comments, and hero commence with a few: The New-York City Colonization Society Held its annual meeting on Tuetday eve ning, 10th inst., at Chatham-st. Chape' Having heard and read so much on that subject, 'and the same things so many times over and over, for the last four or five years, I did not tax myself with at tendance. I will, however, notice som? things said by the speakers, which I have from the united testimony of several cler gymen and others who were present. Mr Atkinson of Virgiuia sta ed that there are as many Christians among the slaves of the South as among the white people d the North. Yet they are altogether un fit to enjoy liberty 1 They would cut their masters' throats in return for emancipa tion! Mr Hodgson said that American slavery is far preferable to African liber ty! Ergo, American slavery 13 ritrh: . we suppose to be his conclusion, of course. We deny both premises and conclusion. Mr P'umer of Virginia dwelt on tho v larming effects of circulating anti-slaverv publications in the South. A few aboli tion printed handkerchiefs had produced most frightful results in Richmond Soon after, he stated that the slaves "turn ed loost-" would be just about as harmful as so many frogs. The "niggers" would not fight. A regiment of a thousand white men would put to flight all the "blacks" in the world. He declared that he could sleep with unfastened doors a ny where inVirginia, with greater &afe?y than in the city of New-York with ail its bolts and bars. For this declaration he was clapped and applauded most luslily by a New-York auditory. What a compli ment to themselves! And how consistent with each other were Mr Plumer's statements! Bible Question. Unexpectedly to many, the American Bible Society, at its annual meeting, yes terday, (Thursday,) confirmed the late de cision of its. Board of Managers. Last evening a numerous convention of Bap tist ministers and laymen from various parts of the country, resolved, (with only one dissenting voice,) to proceed immedi ately to the formation of a Baptist Bible Society. A committee was then appoint ed to draft a constitution, and report to day at 10 o'clock. A circular is to bead dressed to the denomination throughout the United States. Deo volente, further communications hereafter. ORSON S MURRAY. New-York City, ) Friday, May 13, 183G. $ rCJ"The next session of the Shaftsbu ry Baptist Association will beholden with the Baptist church in Manchester, on tbe 1st and 2d days of June next. CfA part of our present impression is on an inferior sheet. At too late an hour for obtaining a supply elsewhere, our paper-maker gave us notice.that he could not furnish us in season for the present day was cloudy, some part of it rainy, and 1 week. Hepromises a fair sheet hereafter.