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niaypoN, Wednesday, dec. 21. . Had it been anticipated that the Presi dent't Messaga would filfrhe last line of oar inside form, last week,h should hare been condensed to giro" room for tome brief notices, but btforw-wtr aware of it theUstolanm was full. BupaVy' herns of intelligence, therefore;' whic appear to-day, are one week behind the times." a w-v. ... n.. ....... n . a 1 . c 5 irr ru ed brother forward ns his pledge for six additional subscribers, as -a new tear's present Another tends four, with pay in adranee. We hare intimations from others tha.t they are not idle or uninterested in the cause and welfare of the Telegraph. If our friends do what they can, without serious incoaTenieaee to themselves, it will sate us the considerable expense of employing a Irartlling agent. The abore jrnentioned instances ot kind remembrance and 'fraternal fidelity are not !V" ere M. though., nr traoge thing is happening; ,to the Telegraph : but : for the take of takjng occasion to express our grati tude, and at the' same time1 kindly and affec tionately to remind others that there is yet room. CoNaxacaicia.-Those who choose to obey Cbd rather than men are often charged witV tecklessaessWith acting regardless " 'evuenctt. me rererse is trae. These are the most legardful of consequen- V4 iiring. 1 ne di&erence be tween them and their accusers is this : their rule of duty is God's law the consemin- cea which they regard are, the penalties of mat law, sure! to overtake rebellious nations in thiaworlJ, and individuals in the next. The consequence which their accusers re gard is, the incurring the displeasuie of sel- usiy corrupt, wicked men. "Fanaticism AwAKE."--Under this head the New-York Courier and En quirer copies from the Liberator the arti- C!h-C- IateI7 in the TelegTaph, gifing an account of the meeting of the anti-slavery agenu in New-York. As might be expected, the editor Of the Cou rier shudders at the ultimate consequen ceaM of this; meeting and the efforts con certed in it lie belieree " there is eve ry indication that the mischief is spread irrg.'V He b greatly and particularly dis turbed at the intelligence that Angelina E. Grinkt has taken the field. He raves, rails, calls names and foams at the mouth." He closes with a call lor thejrevival of mobism. Such an appeal comes too lato, for we misinterpret the igna 01 me limes. . f"owing extract from the Vir sTJ Times, shows the horrid extent to which the Slave trade is carried on in our own country.". J2W Herald. What! Major Fay turning fanatic in his old aget How long since he was out upon the Telegraph lor proposing to " thunder in the heavy ears of this guilty nauon.ua sin, its reproach, and its danger?" Unly about fifteen months. The Herald has so soon got Us mouth open wide enough to cry, - iioaniD,? from, a single glance at one of the numerous national sins which . I fl 1 1 1 ' i ' me i eiegrspn is laboring to remove. A pretty good beginning I A word of caution : Has the editor of the Herald counted the cost? Does he appreciate the claims of consistency in the casof If so, then he discovers the utter futility of clamoring against the slate-trade while he leaves slavery undisturbed? The attempt is equally idle and vain as to think of removing the effect while the cause is left untouched. WThether, to flatter and inflate a child with the impression that it is the best or the wisest of children, or to depress and degrade it, with the impression that it is notoriously and incorrigibly vicious and depraved, is the greater evil, may be diffi cult to decide.' Either is great enough. Both should be avoided. fX3" Those who send us money for job printing, advertising, or for any purpose other than to payfor the Telegraph, will not look for credit in our list of weekly re ceipts, published in the Telegraph, as our account with the Telegraph and the ac count of the Telegraph with its patrons are kept separate from other business. The arrival, in the north part o Illi nois, of brethren Jonathan Merriari and Isaac D. Nevsll, whh their families, from this State, is announced in the Pioneer of the 18th of November " The former is to be located a Springfield, the .Jailer at Rushville. 5 - - sBrother Wait writes from Fort Ed ward, N. Y., that they are enjoying little refreshing from the presence of the . Lord, in that place. He has recently 1 baptized 10. TTET.I. DOJTK BCRLLKOTON I Where were the ferocious mobites Adam, 1 lane til, Durdick, Stacy and company w ho broke up and dispersed the first anti-slavery meeting held in Bur lington, trampling on the Constitution of Vermont, the rules of good neighborhood and the rights of their fellow citizens 1 Where were they now, that their fellow to wnsmen Were permitted to inhale a few breaths of Heaven's free air, and to utter sentiments dictated by Revelation and common sense ? A passing remark for the consideration of our friends: In speaking of senti ments dictated by Revelation and com mon sense, we have reference to the senti ments in general. Some of the resolu tions look a little like an effort at a compromise between two institutions dia metrically at war with each other in prin ciple and in tendency. If our suspicions Kj -p11 iL. .. iuuiiucu, iiicu we can assure our friends, who are abolitionists faithful and true, that by how much they consent to auch compromise, by so much thev fetter their own feet and tie their own hands. The sooner they throw off the shackles, the better. One of the resolutions contemplates good to the African race from their expatriation and transplantation, "by showing their capacity to maintain and conduct a civil government.' Now whoever reads the history of this people, ancient or modern, knows that under equal circumstances they are equal to other portions of the hu man race. Besides, demonstration that they are, or that they are not capable of self-government in Africa, is no proof that they are, or that they are not susceptible of such capabilities in the United States. The resolution, in conceding the impossibility of any considerable removal, grants that they must of necessity remain here; so that after all, the experiment, to be of any practical utility, must be mnde here at home. Then, who has the right to suspend, for a moment, the rights of God's intelli gent, accountable creatures, our own brethren, on such, or any other pretext ? How long are two millions and a half ot Americans, increasing by two hundreds every twenty-four hours, to be held in thraldom, while such experiments are be ing made, as the one that has been in pro gress if any progress has been made for about the last twenty years ! But we forbear for the present. We would only warn abolitionists against any "amalgamation" with doctrines and in fluences that will retard iheir progress. No compromising. No half-way work. Sound doctrine or nothing. Cry, imme diate repentance immediate emancipa tionor be silent. Ed. Tel. Auti-slavkry meeting. Pursuant to public notice, a respectable number of the inhabitants of the town of Burlington assembled at the vestry of the Rev. Mr. Converse's church, on Friday evening, Nov. 18, for the purpose of as sociating themselves together to aid and assist in restoring to the colored man his rights, and to ameliorate his condition. After prayer by Rev. J. K. Converse, Prof. James Dean was called to the chair, and Wm. Blake appointed secretary. On motion, a committee of five was appointed to draught and present a constitution, whereupon, Messrs. George A. Allen, Henry Leavenworth, Esq., John Abbott, James Mitchell and O. G. Wheeler were appointed, who presented a preamble and constitution, which after a free and full discussion, with some amendments, were adopted. Preamble: Believing that involuntary and heredit ary slavery is wrong in the sight of God, and one of the greatest evils that ever af flicted man ; and farther believing it to be the duty of the citizens of the United btatea to employ all lawful and constitu tional means for its extirpation from our beloved country ; therefore we hereby agree to associate and adopt the following Constitution : Art. 1st. This Society shall be called the Anti SlaveTy Society of the town of Burlington. Art 2nd. The object of this Society shall be, to collect and diffuse information on the character of slavery ; and to use all means sanctioned by law humanity and religion, .to effect its abolition in the United Statestbameliorate and improve the condition, an$ elevate the character of 9Wstf?Wf Wpalatio'n-to enlighten and correct pnbuc -opinion in relation: to their sittfatiotfahfl their rights. " : The rernamingarticles relate to officers, their duties &c, and are omitted. The Constitution was then circulated J lor signatures, after which the following VERMONT TELEGRAPH. officers were chosen, viz : George A. Al len, President ; Prof. James Dean, Vice President; Wm. Blake, Secretary; and Charles Benns, Treasurer ; John Abbott, James Mitchell, Wm. D. Merrill, Henry Leavenworth, and O. G. Wheeler, Exec utive Committee. On motion, a committee of five was ap pointed to draught resolutions for the con sideration of the next meeting. The So ciety adjourned to meet on Wednesday evening next, at half past six o'clock. Wednesday evening, Nov. 23. The Society convened agreeably to adjourn ment. After the opening of the meeting by the President, the committee reported the following resolutions, which were adopted : Resolved, That we hold the rijjht of speaking, writing and desseminating our opinions upon slavery, as well as upon every other subject relating to the inter ests of humanity, sacred and inviolable. 2. Whereas slavery is a national evil, and every part of the nation in a greater or less degree accountable for its exist ence, therefore resolved, that the whole nation is interested in its abolition. 3. Resolved, That in obedience to the golden rule, to do unto others as we would that they should do unto us, it is the duty of all to use all means sanctioned by law, right and expediency, to assist both the slaveholder and the slave to be freed from the evils of slavery. 4. Resolved, That any attempt, either in Congress or elsewhere, to establish a censorship over the press, by prohibiting the transportation by mail, of any docu ments or publications not immoral or trea sonable, would be a palpable infringe ment of the rights of the people would involve principles eminently dangerous to the permanent existence of our repub lican institutions would be contrary to the spirit of that Declaration of Indepen dence on which those institutions are bas ed and should call forth the loud and re peated remonstrances and the unceasing and uncompromising opposition of every patriot. 5. Resolved, That we hold the rirht of petitioning our legislative bodies to be sa cred, and that a refusal on the part of any of them to hear any petitions relative to public interest, by ordering them to be laid upon the table for the purpose of not being considered, would in effect be de priving us of this right. C. Resolved, That we invite every friend of humanity, religion and our coun try zealousy to co-operate with us in pro moting the object of our association. Prof. James Dean then submitted the annexed resolution : Resolved, That we hope for great good to result from the settlement of intelligent free blacks on the coast of Africa, in shew ing their capacity to maintain and conduct a civil government, and in diffusing civil ization and its arts among the ignorant na tives of that region ; but that we cannot hope by that means to reduce the number of that race in this countiy by any per ceptible portion of even their annual in crease. H. P. Hickok proposed to amend the resolution by adding io it, "much less the abolition of slavery." After some discussion, the amendment was carried. On motion of O. G. Wheeler : Resolved, That we extend the right hand of fellowship to all those associa tions whose objects and tendencies are, the promotion of the abolition of slavery, and the amelioration of the condition of our colored population. On motion of James Mitchell : Resolved, That it is the duty of every Christian, philanthropist and patriot, to take a decided and public stand against slavery, and to labor with unwearied zeal for its entire abolition. The question was then taken on the above resolutions and they were unani mously adopted. Voted that the proceedings of the. Socie ty be signed by the President and Secre tary, and that the editors of our village papers be lequested to publish the same. On motion the Society adjourned sine die. GEO. A. ALLEN, Pres't. Wm. Blake, Secretary. Extracts of a letter, dated, Dec. 10, 183G. ' Our brother will observe in another column, an interesting arti cle from Win. Ladd, on the subject of Peace, directly to the point which he had in view. Broth. r Murray: I have thought it proper for me, not only to receive and pay for the Telegraph, since the change 1n its chancter jLje.'in some of . its featoVea,) but also to express my decided aDnror tion of the course you have pursued. tlm far, in Conducting the publication of the paper, i rue, I should be happy to sec it more exclusively religious, but am hap py to see in almost every item of secular intelligence, such a selection made as brings into its columns very little which has not a bearing on the interest ol the dear Redeemer's kingdom. On the prominent feature in which a change has been made, that of exposing the awful enormity of the sin of slavery, I can but say, dear brother, go on. I bid you a hearty God-speed. That God in whom we ovghtto trust for success in ev ery righteous cause, surely has not bro't the glorious cause of emancipation thus far to disappoint the hopes of those who look and pray and labor for its final con summation. No, be assurred the work will go on, despite the opposing powers of darkness, till the last clank of slavery's chain shall die away and be succeeded by the joyful anthems of emancipated mill ions. In the things of religion, we in this place are at present in a cold backslidden state; nor need we wonder : almost eve ry member of this church is engaged in the up-hill work of endeavoring to justify what every one will admit to be wrong, the sinking cause of Slavery. Our be loved pastor embraced the opportunity presented on Thanksgiving day, to lay be fore his congregation some facts on the subject, which I hope may not prove la bor lost, nor time misspent. He has never before broached the topic in public, nor did he on this occasion escape the severe reprehension of some of his (brethren!) on leaving the pulpit. May God grant him courage to face the enemy in sheep's as well as in wolves' clothing. And may there be many whose eyes the Lord shall enlighten, that they may be to him, as Aaron and Hur to Moses, to stay up his hands that the enemy prevail not. Dear brother, I have never yet united with an anti-slavery society, merely for want of opportunity. I therefore enclose to you three dollars, two of which will pay fnr the current volume of the Tele graph, the other you will please dispose of a6 follows : for one half send its equiv- alent in your papers to the address of the other half you will please deposit in the treasurv of the Vt. anti-slavery society, as a small pittance to constitute me a member thereof. This sum I hope with the blessing of divine Providence to be able to double annually till " slavery is destroyed," and thus the occasion for an anti-slavery society shall cease. In the fellowship of the gospel, your brother, . P. S. I had thought of suggesting the idea of having those ministers of the Prince of Peace, who are willing to do so, make the sinfulness of war the sub ject of a discourse on the coming (reputed) anniversary of the Savior's advent, but perhaps it is too late now. . . Extract of a letter from a New-England correspondent of the' Ncie-York Evan gelist. The writer had been attending a month ly concert, in Boston, for the enslaved and had given a sketch of an address from Mr Kaslnn - - vwn,iw minister oi tne gos pel, wnerein the speaker had been re marking on the prejudice against color. "Mr. Garrison afterwards stated thath had been informed by a colored m!5 f Nw"York, that many of the col- pcuuie naa embraced infidelity in consequence of the manner in which thev were treated when thev ontA tk k...A of worship They could not embrace a ..IiSm wmcn seemed to forbid men from men creator on terms of H-A L y' 1 ,nnaels in Tammany Hall said hp moU n ....l i. J au, tionC TiT". " "ous. distinc .v," " JL7. '"" '"aKe none among cuouslv W red Peple sit Promi cuously, but among us, Protestants a colored man must be marked asaTbferi or being by being placed in a lower selt Mr. G. also said, in reply to Mr. EasWs allusion to himself, that when he entered upon this work he endeavored to himself m feeling a colored raan ; tify himself with them, and to feel a?d act as though he were one of their num ber; and he thought he had succeeded As an evidence of this. h ti .kT,ea vious to his mission to Europe he hadf C" several years corresponded with MrBux ton ; and on his arrival, before that iren ' tleman had seen him, he met a friend and informed h.m he was going to have Mr Garrison, a colored gentleman fom America to dme with him. He had To . mmseii. m fool flnfl orrinn witH thA i . lnrr was advocating, that from his writinand correspondence he was judged toe ! colored man. oe a Though it is very fashionable to abuse Mr. Garnsoh, and though I .;n e undertake to endorse all the savings aS doing of any man, yet I could not hGTn leenng mat me raan who could act thu must be a noble-hearted man'1 The appearance of Drl Sleigh in Bos ton is occasioning alarm and perturbation among the Boston infidels. If so shameful and brutal an act as is recorded below, had been committed in a land of cannibals, and had been reported by one of our foreign missionaries, how would this land have rung from Maine to Florida ! The savage monster who could have committed the foul deed, would have been ranked with tigers and such other ferocious beasts as are not natives of our enlightened domain. But having been done by one of " our brethren of the South," in this Christian country, and be ing with all a very delicate matter, it will probably attract very little attention. From the Emancipator. Tender Blereie of Slavery. Mr. Editor By the mail, I this day re ceived a letter from a slave state, of which I send you a copy. Enclosed in it, was a human ear, cut close to the head, and, from its appearance, once belonging to a slave. Whether the signature is real or fictitious, I cannot say : probably the lat ter, for it is hardly possible that such a monster would communicate his name. Comment is needless. Yours, in the qause of the oppressed, Lewis Tappan. New-York, 5th Dec. 1836. (copy.) Montgomery, Ala. Nov. 20, 1836. 44 Mr. Lewis Tappan, New- York : " Dear Sir Having heard that you are making a collection of natural curiosities, for the benefit of the American Anti-Slavery Society, I beg leave to present, through you, to that honorable body, the enclosed specimen of negroes' ears, that belong to the above-named state. " With all respect, I am yours, &c. (Signed) "Thomas Oglethropk." The following intelligence from the New-York Evangelist is to us most deep ly afflictive ; and, unless we are vastly mistaken, it will be so to a large portion of our readers. A noble champion has fallen in the midst of manhood. But he has run a long race in a short space of time. While the infamous rejoice, and the time serving do not mourn, let the friends of purity and truth be afflicted and lay the matter to heart. He who raised up Mc Do wall to start the reform, is able to raise up any other number that pleases him, to carry it on to final consummation. Mc DO WALL IS DEAD. xr Dv DT,M his residence in Monroe-st., V ' 14th' Rev JoilN Robert Mc Do wall, aged 33 years, widely known as the founder of the Moral Reform So cieties, and editor of Mc Do wall's Journal for the promotion of purity of morals. Brother Mc Do wall was born Sept. 22, 1801. He pursued his literary studies, we believe, at Brown University, Provi dence, and labored extensively and with approbation in the state of Rhode Island, as an agent for Sabbath Schools and Tracts. He afterwards pursued his theo logical studies at Princeton, but before he had finished his course, an engagement in the service of the Magdalen Society in this city enlisted the whole power of his benev olent heart; first in efforts to rescue the daughters of misery ; and after experi ment showed him the general hopeless ness of that effort during the present state of public morals, then for the introduction of a preventative system, which should change the course of public sentiment and implant such salutary principles in the minds of youth, as' would destroy the current of pollution in the end, by cutting off the supplies. " ' The boldness of his course, and the dis closures he made, aroused a stpm rJ unrelenting opposition, not only amon the licentious but even in the church iu coif anA iY a lnt . A C t l e i ovu, mv, iuoi )cuia ui ins me nave been deeply embittered by a series of vex ations and oppressions," terminating at length in his suspension from the minis try, after an ex parte and unprecedented trial, by the presbytery that had ordain ed him for the very purpose of devoting himself to this cause. This sentence, however, was reserved by the synod, for unconstitutionality, and our brother was encouraged to look forward with the hope of laboring in the vineyard of the Lord. But God had other purposes. During the early part of his sickness, his mind was much exercised with eaer desires for the baptism of the Holy GhSst At length he gained the victory, and his soul seemed to be made "like the chariots of Aminnadab." So says a friend who was present. He wished to hear the prayers only ofthose who had drunk deep ly at the fountain. His thoughts ran con stantly on the theme of his recent commu nications m the Evangelist, "Readthe Bi ble thro?h;' He wanted all Christians to read the Bible, that they might annre ujiii crucified. To the writer he left a messairp. Tn to urge the importance of reading th; n; ble through." When his wife ast k:" Are you not afraid to die T he replied.' ! Afrai J ? no- Leg,ons of angels are wait- .S W uuu c luiougn, ami Jesus will go with roc. He prayed fervently for his enemies and expressed onIi'nt;.i I of forgiveness towards them. In lh frame he was seized with J"? spake no more, till, as we trust, histoWue was loosed in the upper sanctuarv S His disorder was general inflammation arising from a swelling bn the In J ' aggravated by too much wa IkfnS dered Cxtal, doubtless, by the8Ptf 77" through which he had bien liS trIaIs And after a dkiwtaS ? t ten days, he fell asleej, quJv rt bUl day affernoon, at a quVrteS "1 T M'Dowall-yet Vet r ffi ""u' reasons indole to us", he Vol. IX....N0. 13.... mitted to remain on earth to see that ful justice done to his character, which we believe will yet take place, he was permit ted to see the work in which four years ago he engaged single handed and alone while living on bread and water in a tur ret, now taken un bv two resnprtnUj efficient societies, one of them of a national character, and o place among ministers and Christians in regard to the social treatment due to im- pure 7ic, ana aiso in regard to the duty of inculcating and enforcing the obser vance of the seventh commandment. He has not lived in vain. He has achieved a great result, and his worksfollow him " to the land ' "Where the wicked cease from troubline And the weary are at rest." . Total Abstinbnce. At a meeting of the Brandon Temperance Society, held last Sabbath evening, after an address from J. W. Hale, the following resolu ...... i i tions were adopted : Resolved, That the continued progress and final consummation of the temperance enterprise can be rationally looked for only on the principle of total abstinence Irom all intoxicating drinks. Resolved, That the traffic in ardent spirits as a drink is an evil that claims the attention of every citizen, and one that will be abandoned by all who act in character as Christians or patriots. According to Zion's Herald, the Meth odist Episcopal Church has in its employ 118 missionaries foreign and domestic, chiefly the latter. The President's health, tho' feeble, con inues to improve. RELIGIOUS SUMMARY. Weston, Sept. 14, 1836. Ordained, at Weston, on the 14th inst brother Samuel Pollard, as an Evangelist. Sermon by brother Sem Pierce; ordain ing prayer, by brother John Baldwin; charge, by brother Elias Hurlbut ; hand of fellowship, by brother Joel Manning address to the church, by brother R Hurlbut; concluding prayer, by brother S. B. Thompson ; hymn and benediction by the ordained. The service were pj cuharly solemn and impressive, and have reason to hope the interests of Christ's kingdom will rise in Weston. Com. Jd3" Delayed by mistake, previously to its coming into the hands of the editor. Windham County Baptist A.so-ciATiON.-Churches,.12; mini.tere, 18 communicants, 1012; added by baptism during the year, 48. The following are among the resola tions adopted : On Slavery.- Resolved, That Slave r as it exists ,n the United States of America, ,s an evil unparalleled in the known world, and should be countered Church ,nfluenceof the Christian Os Education Resolved, That tTe B edndln haVC to intend wi the prejudice of some, the opposition cf others and the. indifference of man y we find, in the progress nf VAt- Ay we consider ; tU . , " rv phriwlon -k l "mi uuiy oi trie this ?Z .- rCh X encoe-l aidin 01 such a tlmes this." the x emppr r i , use of intoxicating liquors as a VBUilt'U, That , uuui common Pwf dT' -,S a S,n' which every carefuTJ f Rh?on is ' duty bound '"ef"Hy' constantly, and prayerfully to ,id?rTnnAf:TS-"ReS0lved' Tht con. GeTa f cdy' t0 aid the Baptist circulate rll Ci SC,ety in thei' 'forts circulate religious tracts. w!Ee Dn?r"RCH 1K Boston We are pleased to learn that a Chris tian Society has at length been regularly North 81 tht Ma"ne''8 Worth Square, where Rev. E. T Tav'or preaches. A church was o ganiTr the meeting on Fort Hill, netrly cn years ago, and the benefits ol vZi?e 6 U of sailors have been fully tested. There are now organized Bethel churches for rfi BPuhe,phh?ich land i v r. ' B"fra,. and Cleave Jana. a. Y. Evangelist. JohAnVpCR?OM TH? Captain coa "t nf c WCrS Wnte the west S 0S Twn v,,wf ?r !... u vcie, on the 27th of Mav S'toking in pepper, to a pious shipmaster, thus: Hon boardniy ship. Our congrega tion consisted of twenty, men, ail my own seamen. They are from eighteen to fifcv jirs ot age ; and, when I sailed, were all 01 tnem in the gall of bitterness and bonds pf iniquity. Three of them are now re joicing m a sin-pardoning God, and oth ers are inquiring what they shall do to be. saved. To God be all the glory. Three yrtrSa?n 1 x rolling down Ue 8! reels of Norfolk and fighting aga jnst that dear Savior O my brethren, vou knoAv this was a brand plucked from the burnin? ft is a privilege and a glorious dulv iu ten io an around what a'dea' Savior I have found. My suiW-arn.., ri i;r.tt . but he who is for rne istrealet Nhoo all that can be against me, and I find hrs nr rji-n'o e . (X. n . . r . .y r 0""nui ior me. i'ray for us.' bailors Magazine. e ministrv.