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VERMO N T T E L E G It A P II selves, to light up other worlds, and give animation to other systems. The first thing which strikes a scien tific observer of the fixed stars, is their immeasurable distance. If the whole planetary system were lighted up into a globe of fire, it would exceed, by many millions of times, the magnitude of thu world, and yet only appear a small lucid point from the nearest of them. If a body were projected from the sun with the ve locity of a cannon-ball, it would take hun dreds of thousands of years before it de nrYd that miVhlv interval which senar- ? t W Q J - - ' J atcs the nearest of the fixed stars from our a 1 . . ft sun an4 irorn, our system. 11 mis eartn, which mores at more than the iriconreiv. able velocity of a million and a half miles a diy, were to be hurried from its orbit. and to take the same rapid night over this immense tract, it would not have arrived mt the. tprminatinn nf it innrnov a (tor talr. mw - - - w . , M.v bun ing all the time which has elapsed since the creation of the world. These are great numbers, and great calculations, and the mind feels its own impotency it attempting to grasp them. m We can state them in words. We can exhibit them in figures. We can demonstrate them by the powers of a most rigid and infallible geometry. But no human fancy can summon up a lively or an adequate con- i 'i A- crpuun can roam in us iueat nisnt over this immeasurable largeness can take in mis mighty space in all us grandeur, and in all its immensity can sweep the outer boundaries of such a creation or lift hself up to the majesty of that great and invisible arm, on which all is suspend ed. V But what can those stars be which are teated to far beyond the limits of our plan etary system? They must be masses of immense magnitudeor they could not be seen at the distance of place which they occupy. The light which they give must proceed from themselves, for the feeble reflection of light from some other quar ter, would not carry through such migh. ty tracts to the eye of the observer. A body may bo visible in two ways. It may be visible from it own light, as the flame of a candle, or the brightness of a fire, or tho brilliancy of yonder glorious sun, which lightens all below, and is the lamp of the world. Or it may be visible from the light which falls upon it, as the1 body which receives its light from the taper that fills upon it Or ihe whole absemblaire ofpbjects on thesurhce of the earth, vvhicft appear only when the light of day rests upon them or the moon, whichin that part of it which is towards the sun, gives out a silvery whiteness to the eye of the observer, while the other, part forms a black and invisible space in the firmament .or as the planets, which shine only be cause the sun shines upon them, and which, each of them, present the appear ance of a dark spot on the side that is turn, ed away from it. Now apply this ques lion to the fixed stars. Are ihey lumin ous of themselves, or do they derive their light from the sun, like the "bodies of our planetary system? Think .of their im mense distance, and the solution of, this question becomes evident. . The sun, like any other body, must dwindle into a less apparent magnitude as you retire from it. At the prodigious distance even of the very nearest of tho fixed stars, it must have ahrunk into a small indivisible point In short, it must have become a star itself, and could shed no more light than a sin gle individual of those glimmering myri ads, the whole assemblage of which can not digit pate, and. can scarcely alleviate the niidnight darkness of our world. These Btarsare visible to us, not because thesun shine3 upon them, but because they shine of themselves, because they are o many luminous bodies scattered over tho' tracts of immensity; in a word, be cause they are so many suns each thron ed in the centre of his own dominions, and pouring a flood of light over his own por tion of these.unlimitable regions. , At such an immense distance far Ur ration, it is not to be supposed, that we ran collect many points of " resemblance between the fixed stars, and the solar star . wnicn lorms ihe centra of our planetary system. There is one point of resem blance, however, which has not escaped the penetration of our astronomers. We know that our sun turns round upon him self, in a regular period of time. We al so know, thai there are dark spots scatter ed over his surface, which, though invis- lble to the naked five, nm nrf..tlw able by our instruments. If these spots existed in greater nunntUr, I:j . than iipon another, it would have the ffen- rr, t ueci oi making that side darker, and . ,-.w,uu u, me sun must, in such a jase, give us a brighter and a fainter side by regular alternations. Now, there are some of the fixed stars which present this appearance. They present us with peri odical vanations of light. From the splen dor of a star of the first or second mani tude. thev fade awav into nm. r.u.?:- ferior magnitudes and one, by becoming invisiblo-might give reason to apprehend that we had lost him altogether but we . I ft a can KU, recognize him by the telescope, till at length he re-appears in'hisown place, and, after a regular lapse of so ma ny days and hours, recovers his original bnghtnrrv Now, the fair inference from this is, t-t the fixed stars, as they resem- W,"fn;w Wnff 80 ny luminous masses of immense magnitude they re semble him in this also, that each of them urns round upon his otvn axis- so that if any of them should have nn ineqaality in he brightness of their sHes, 52 rlZ lution is rendered evident, by the reUr Shall we say, then, of these vast lumin aries. that thpy were created in vain T Were they called into existence for no other prirnose than to thro w.a tide oCuse I'M spJersdor over tho solitudes of imrcen i sity f Uur sun is only one of these lu minaries, andr we know that he has worlds in his train. Why should we sirin the rest of ' thi$brmcelv ilteiidanceT Whv may not each of them be the centre of his . - '. i i - own system, ana give ii2Rt to nis own is It is true that we see them nnt. but could the eye of man take its flight into those distant regions, it should l sight of our little vvorld, before it reached the outer limns of our system the great er piaoe.s snoaia disappear in their turn before it had described a small portion r.t... c i i lm , r ui mm uit-u auyss wnicn separates us from the fixed s'tars, the sun should de cline into a little spot, and all its splendid retinue of worlds be lost in the obscurity of distancehe should, at last, shrink in to a small' indivisible atom, and all that could be seen of thi3 magnificent system, should be reduced to tbeglirnmering of a little star. Why resist any longer the grand and interesting conclusinn ? p.k of these stars may be lha token of a sys tem as vast and as snlpnrii:t 0 which. we inhabit. Worlds mil in ' iv.i in mvat distant regions; and these worlds must be too mansions ot life ana intelligence. In yon gilded canopy of heaven we see the broad aspect of the univeise, where each shining point presents us with a sun, and eacn sun ivitn a system oi worlds inhere the Divinity reigns in all !he grandeur cfi07er which the Divinity imy expatiate, his attributes where he peoples immeni- a iy wim ni3 yonaers ; ana travels in the greatness of his strength through the do minions of one vast and unlimited monar chy. The contemplation has no limits. If we ask the number of Suns nnrl nf cttc. tems, the unassisted eve of man can take imwKicu eye ui in an can lave in a thousand, and the best telescopewhich the genius of man has cnnsfmMprl n take in eighty millions. Fancy ma v take 113 nignt iar Deyona the ken of eye or of telescope. Shall we have the boldness to S!1V that til or. i nnlkiV it. . . - .1 ...v.c id iiuiiiiug lIJre mat tne wonders of the Almighty are at an end that the creative energy of God has sunk into repose, because the imagination is enfeebled by the magnitude of its efforts ? There are two points of interesting spec ulation, both of which serve to magnify our conceptions of the universe., If a body be struck in the direction of its cen tre, it obtains a progressive motion, but without any movement tf revolution be ing at the same time impressed upon it IJut, again, should the stroke not be in the direction of the centre should the line which joins the point of percussion to the centre, make an angle with that line in which the impulse was communicated, then the body is both made to go forward in space, also to wheel upon its axis. Thus, each of our planets may have had their'compoual motio-i communicated to it by one single impulse ; and, on the oth er hand, if ever the rotatory motion be communicated by one blow, then the pro gressive motion must go along with it. In order to have the first motion without the second; there must be a twofold force applied to the body in opposite directions. It must be set agoing in the same way as a spmning-top, so as to revolve about an axis, and to keep unchanged its situation in space. But at this stage of the a matter only remains a conjectural point of peculation. 1 ne sun may have had his rotation impressed upon him by a spin ning impulse; or, this movement may be coeval with his being, and he may have derived both from an immediate fiat of the Creator. Butlhere is an actually observ ed phenomenon of the heavens which ad vances the conjecture into a probability. In the course of age, the stars in one quar. ter of the celestial sphere are apparently receding from each other; and in the op posite quarter, they are apparently draw, mg nearer to each other. If the sun be approaching the former and receding from the latter, this phenomenon admits of an easy explanation, and we are furnished wth a magnificent-step in the scale of th Creator's workmanship. In the sim manner ns the planets, with their satellites revolve round the sun, may the sun, with all us tributaries, be moving in common with other stars, around some distant cen tre, from which there emanates an influ ence to bind and to subordinate them all. Our sun may, therefore, be only one mem ber of a higher family taking his part, along.wnh millions of others, in some loftier system of mechanism, by which they are all subjected to one law, and to one arrangement describing the sweep of such an orbit in space, and completing the mighty revolution in such a period of w.u, 3 iu reuuee our planetary seasons and our planetary movements, to a very humble and fraftinnhrtr rnj- Ir ,U v. humble and fractionary rank'in the scale 01 gredients ; and the whole of ani of a higher astronomy There i fJSm tu.re y wither and die under fcrall this in immenshy A even argument for all this in the records uj actual observation ; and, from the whole Ul ill this speculation, do we rather a Z Z emphas,s to the lesson, haw minute is the p!ace, and how eMW U th I 1 tance of our world, amid the glories ;of such a surrounding munificence ! ' - V 1111 such a surrounding magnificence ! Another very interesting tract of specu lauon, has been open-d up to us by the more recent observations of astronomy u-uscoyeryof the vehula. We allow that it is but A',m " a s:-: " t T . I which this di, u '-Vu ot h.. . 4rf'?r lhc' on'wrse; but still Jt has spread before the eye of the mind a Bellhei7thV,de-nci ,0fly conPion, Before this the universe might appear to have been composed of an inaefiniie num ber of suns, about equi-distant from each other, and each encomrmseJ k u tUm . J uirown upon P ? httt fitl it planetary aUendance as takes place in our -..ubymcui. ii now appears instead Olivine unitormlv nnd in a tnf f : distance from each other, they are arrant. Mwiuu uiusit-rs mat, in me same manner as thedjstance of the nearest fix. fd stars, marks the separation of the so- "j iJsi J ,1113 uistance ol two contie- uou3 clusters may beso inconceivably su- ( Almighty so dear to us, ad bring, with nerior to the recinrocal distance of thosesuch emohasis, to every pious bosom, the pe fixed stars which belong to thesamectus- v. . ; ' ""vwvo - - , i ter, as io niarK an equally aisunci separ ation ot tne clusters, ana to constitute each of them an individual member of some higher and more extended arrangement. This carries us upwards through another ascending step in the scale of magnifi cence, and there leaves us wildering in the uncertainty, whether even-here the wonderful progression is ended; and at all events fixes the assured conclusion in our minds, that, to an eve "which could spread itself over the whole, the mansion wnicn accommodates our species mignt be so very small as to lie wrapped in mi croscopical concealment: and, in refer ence to the only Being who possesses this universal eye, well might we say, M What is man that thou art mindful of him, or the son of man that thoa shouldest deign to visit him?" And, afer all, though it be a mighty and difficult conception, yet who can question itf What is seen may be noth ing to whit is unseen; for what is seen is limited by the range ot our instruments. . O - j What is unseen has no limit ; and, tho' I " all which the eye of man can lake in, or his fancy can crasp at. were swent awav. there might still remain as ample a field, na .wnicn ne may nave peopleu with m lumerable worlds. If the whole visih! creation were to disappear, it Vould leave a solitude behind it but to tjie infinite Mind, that can take in the wjiole system of nature, this solitude might be nothing, a small unoccupied point in that immen- 'j' u 1 1 1 munuo ouu tvuitu ne may have filled with he wonders of his omnipotence. Though this earth werp ity which surrounds it, and which he 10 De burned up, though the trumpet of ,ls absolution were sounded, though yon sy were to piss away as a scroll, and Bl'or-' .rlr'K'ij rr) Arir a.,K?-.U . U fi-. I every visible glory, .which ihe finger of JJivmity has inscribed on it, were to te put out for ever an event so awful, to U3 and to every world in our vicinity, by which so many suns would be extinguish ed, and so many varied scenes of life nnd of population would rush, into forgetful- ness wnat is 11 in tne nign scale of the Almighty's workmanship ? a mere shred, which, though scattered into nothing, would leave the univeise of God one en tire scene of greatness and of majesty. Though this earth, and thesa heavens, were to disappear, there are other worlds, which roll afar; the light of other suns shines upon them; and the sky which mantles them, is garnished ' with ether stars. Is it presumption to say, that the moral world extends to these distant and unknown regions? that they are occu pied with people ? that the charities of home and of neighborhood flourish ihere? that the praises of God. are there lifted, up, and his goodness rejoiced in ? that piety has its temples and its offerings? and the richness of the divine attributes is there felt and admired by intelligent worship pers? And what is this world in the immen sity which teems with them-and what are they who occupy it? The universe at large would suffer as little, in its splen dor and variety, by the destruction of our planet, as the verdure and sublime mag nitude of a forest would suffer by the fall of a single leaf. The leaf quivers on the branch which supports it. It lies at the mercy of the slightest accident. A breath of wind tears it from the stem, and h lights on the strtam of water which pass es underneath. In a moment of time, the life which we know, by the microscope; it teems with, is extinguished ; and, an occurrence, so insignificant in the eye of man, and on tb.3 scale of his observation, carries in it, to the myriads which people lhis little leaf, an" event as terrible and as decisive as the destruction of a world. Now, on the grand scale of the universe, we, the occupiers of this ball, which per forms its little round among the suns and the sysiems that astronomy has unfolded we may feel the,same littleness and the same insecurity. We differ from the leaf only in this circumstance, that it would require the operation of greater elements to destroy us. But these elements exist. The fire which rages within, may lift its devouring energy to the surface'of our planet, and transform it into one wide and wasting volcano. The sudden formation of elastic matter in the bowels of the earth and it lies within the agency of known substances to accomplish this may explode it into fragments. The ex halation of noxious air from below, may impart a virulence to the air that is around us : it may affect the del - VI VLfWIVU blazing comet may cross this fated planet oruir, ana realize all the terrors which superstition ha3 conceived of ir. lv,?'cn s;,P"'tion has conceived of it.- " J!0001 anlJc,Pate with precision "iht consequences of an event which every ns sequences of an event which everv n. e ' tronomer must know to lie within the S'r" T W L' - ofchfe and probability. t -j . -. iim y nurry our 2 lobe towards thp S;tn nr r1rm- It may - U to the outer regions of the planetary w,-,k... f u, give ira new axis oi revolu tion and the effect which J shall simply u,,"uuc winoui explaining it, wou ..uuLc, tviiiiom explaining it, would be u cnange me place of the ocean, and orin? another miahtv flrtoH amis nnt ' m. antls and coatments. Th which may happen in a single instant of time, and against which nothing known in the present system of things provides us with any security. ' They may not an nihilate the earth, bu( they would unpeo ple it; and we who tread its surface with such fi rm and nsnirprf fnntstono ara ' .j.o, ivat m mercy of devouring elements, which, if iri ioosaupon-us hy the hand of the Al. jnighty, would spread solitude, and si lence, and dfnt h nvr Ida Anm'.r,:- le the world. . Now it is this littlnpe thi curity which "make the protection of The j .holy lesions ol humiliiyfnd gratitude. j - ;. .... o Th. fTn.1 who silteLh above, and Presides in nigh authority overall worlds, is mind ful ot man ; and, though at this moment bis energy is fell in the remotest provin ces of creation, we may feel the same se curity in his providence, as if we were the objects of his undivided care. It is not for us to bring our minds up to this mvstprious atrencv. BuL such is the in. J - 3 J- - comprehensible fact, that the same Being, Uiwc eye -a u.i iug iiuuic Ulil verse,1 gives vegetation to every blade of grass, and motion to every particle of blood which circulates, through the veins of the minutest animal; that, though his mind takes it into its comprehensive grasp, immensity anu ai us wonders, i am as much known to him as if L were the sin gle object of his attention; that he marks II .1 L . - .1 I . . an my inougms; iiiai ne gives Dinn to every feelin? and every movement within . me ; and that, vi:h an exercise of power which I can neither describe nor fomnrc bend, the same God who sits in the high est heaven and reigns over the glories of O Q. vi the firmament, is at my right hand, to give w O fflj every breath which I draw, and eve ry comiort wnicn 1 ernov. But this very reflection has been annro- priated to the use of infidelitv. and the very language of the text has been made to bear an application of hostility to the faith. " What is man, that God should be mindful of him, or theson of man, that he should deiffn to visit him V Is itlik-e ly, says the Infidel, that God would send ms eternal bon to die lor the puny occu piers of so insignificant 9 province in th mighty field of his creation 1 Are wi the befitting objects of so great and sosig nal an interposition? Daesnotthn taro- ness of that field which asirondmv lava open to the view of modern science, throw a suspicion over the truth of the gospe history ; and how shall we reconcile thi greatness ot that wonderful movement which was made in heaven for the redemn- tion of fallen man, with the comparative meanness and obscurity of our spt cies? This is a popular argument against Christianity, not much dwelt upon in books, but, we believe, a good deal insin uated in conversation, and having no small influence on the amateurs of a su perficial philosophy. At all events, it is right that every such argument should be met, and manfully confronted ; nor do we know a more discreditable surreoder of our religion, than to act as if she had any thing to tear from the ingenuity of he'r most accomplished adversaries. The au thor of the following treatise engages in his present undertaking, under the full impression that a something may be found with which to combat Infidelity in all its forms; that the truth of God and of his message, admits of a noble and decisive manifestation, through every mist which the pride, or the prejudice, or the sophis try of man may throw around it; and el evated as the wisdom of him may be, who has ascended the heights of science, and poured the light of demonstration over the most wondrous of nature's mysteries, that even out of his own principles, it may be proved how much more elevated is the wisdom of him who sits with the docility of a little child, to his 'Bible, and cas's down to its authority all his lofty imagin ations. ' . v- . From Z ion 'i Herald. News from Oregon. Rev. T. C. fierce received a letter on Saturday last. from m Rev. Jason Lee, dated at New York, J fm,L r L , t,cw A:M 'l ?t. 20th, from which we are permitted 1. . .1 f Sent, to make the followtng extract: Uev. and Dear Sir; I have this hour received intelligence from Oregon, ana rearing you rmy not have received any letters yet, I write to say, that broth er Leslie's house has been consumed by hre, anJ all his household fn rnitnrn rinrl cloths, with the exception of one bed, and some inning articles. Can you not raise some money and for waraiome, to purchase some things for hint? Or send clothing, or any 'thino- you can ret here hv the first nf n.trvW Me have some cheering news, also. Ten native males, five native females, some Americans, some English and some half-breeds. two eldest daughters, in all twenty-seven. joined class. They have had a glorious uave oeen converted to find r h u:ii;; a less tne l,ord, O my soul ! What you do, must be done quickly. ii great nasie ana much esteem, 1 am yours, truly, Jason Lee VERMONT TELEGRAPH. BRANDON, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2, 1839. The Addison County Baptist As sociATiON held its anniversary at Mid- dlebury, according to previous notice, last week. The representation was full, and the session harmonious. The fnllnn.;, resolution, passed unanimously, may be taken as an index to the. sentiments and feelings of the body , Resolved, Thai we extend our fellow ship and hearty co-operation to the vari ous benevolent operations of the day which have for their obiects th o-lrtr r God and the good of man suchas Mis sionaryEducation, Tract, Bibler Moral Reform, Temperance, Anti-Slavery Soci eties, &C. ' ' : The contributions to these objects, dur ing the year, appeared to have been, in some instances at least, larger than usual. It was voted to employ a Missionary in the Association during the year to come if practicable; and a Committee was ap pointed to carry the vote into effect. . otasiuu 173 vj os neia at Whit ing. From the Green Mountain Argus. Mr. Editor : A friend has called my attention to au editorial article in your last paper, in which it is asserted tor what purpose I have not yet learned that a southern member of Congress had insult ed me by spiitiug in ray face, without my resistance ox resentment. 1 ueem 11 prop er to correct the misrepresentation for two reasons. There' aie those who are dis posed to make the supposed fact that I was thus insulted, without resistance, a matter ol reproach, while there are others who 1 i-.t 1 t nave maue it me occasion 01 nign com- meuuation. 1 deserve neither the praise nor the censure. 1 - It is not true that I was thus insulted. A southern member,, who ; had made a wanton personal attack upon itip. on the fljor, in debate, and to whom I had re A A olieu with some severity, havinrr ar;ned himself with dirk and nistols. met me on the day following, ns I was going into the I - J - ..1 nouse, anu spit ai me, at tne same moment retiring ten or fifteen feet and nuttinsr his hand on his dirk. Inste&d of following and chastizing him, 1 deliberately walk ed into the house. It was evident, from subseauent disclos ures, that it was his intention to provoke me to attack him. and then l:ike mv lift. - - - j as he had prepared himself with the means of doing. If . he had, as it is asserted, spit in my fact and stood his ground, I snouia prooaoiy nave so Ia"r lorget mysell as to have struck him and involved my self in the glory of a fight. But he did not succeed in his attempt, and did not, therefore, provoke me to folly. These are the facts. In stating them, I take the occasion to add, that 1 should have esteemed it among the most truly honorable and praiseworthy acts of my life, to have treated jusl such an insult as you suppose teas offered me, precisely as I did the abortive nnd cowardly attempt which was made to off-r it. I miht. in deed, follow up, and attempt to chastise a man who should thus insult me, aud meet with the applause," perhaps of a large por tion of ihe community. But what would that applause bs worth to me, while I shouid feel the oppressive consciousness of having laid aside the profession I make of supreme regard to the injunctions, and the example, of Him, who, when he was reviled, reviled not again, and when he suffered, 'threatened not? How can I make pretensions of living under the con trolling influence of Christian Principle, while I suffer an insult to fill me with rage, and drive me to violence in other rds, while I cherish the false honor which gives efficacy to the duelling code, and has drenched the world in blood ? When I am prepared to abandon mv Christian profession, and expunge from the code of Christian morals its chief glo ry forbenrance under injuries then, and not till then, shall I be ready to do what I am. unjustly, both commended and reproached for not doing, in the case to vhich you have referred. William Slade. : August 30th, .1839. . The foregoing is copied into the Telegraph for two reasons. 1. To correct an erroneous impression in relation to the facta in the caseso far as they had in any shape and by any means coe to the knowledge of the readers of the Telegraph. Ths erro33ou statements were circulated in the papers before my connection with the Telegraph. 2. 1 am happy to let it be known that Wui. S lade's tenlbnent are on the side of peace. I will only add that I hope ha may nerer fall i n- T mp,at,oa asLhe fcars "e should not hare had sufficient strength to resist- bai that ! lw Rho,.,, vp. . Kn t 0 . . ' Dj"hat 1. iw snouui yet be so teiimted. hami, .u iu carry uss principle! fally into practice. Djar brother Wright, I saw in a re cent number of the lUrald of Freedom "a statement charging Or. Wavland with homing slaves in the Island of Cuba 1 learn, from sources entitled to mv entire behef, that the statement is altogether un true.. Jt is to be deeply regretted that such chlrges should be so lightly made, bvery man is tobe held innocent until found guilty, and mere surmise is not suf ficient, to convict Aim; and an attempt to cast such a staia upon ihe reputation of Lii. Wavland. is diRinTn & 1 J DUCI1ZIU . - . t. ... 0 hihirnately to fall back unon i-S fl,ho, Besides, the unlimited responsibility of thle Doctor's ntle book of Limitations is enough in all conscience for any man to R , C . N.COLVER. ooston, September 24, 1839 Brother Colver should have noticed that the statement, though in the Herald. Baptist paper. We cut it from that pa per, and were about to publish it ourself but concluded to wait a while in a hope of contradiction. Mass. Abolitionist. I stated that 1 bid it on th most unqaestioiilole Huicu irom me vt. Telegraph, a uin0ty umt President Va land h the owner of an extensive ,Iave estate in the island of Cuba unless he has recently disposed of it. I have as yet seen no good reason for onesitionino- m . - -1 rt '"j nuiuur. ity in the least. Brother Col - IV iLfO otherwise. Sly authritoy is of the following na ture : The statement or the farts, as I hareub Hfhed them, as mads positively, in mv hearing t a convention of Baptists at Alhany. on thejstof Auzust, by a Baptist minieter from Massachusetts -uu j3 m u,an reputation with tho denomination j tijat Stat, and who has at least as good an OTvror-' iumiy oi unowmj the real facts in the case as broth er Colver. When brother Colver states nnit;i. that he kaowa what he now only belietet, he shall have my auihority in full." Until he doa$ ,o. 0r some other advised person does what is eoniv!nr to it, 1 feel under no obligation to give name. , I hold it, as stricly as brother Colver. to be a du. tv not to - make charges light! j. ' And it may ap pear yet, notwithstandini brother Colver'. Llr that my charge was not made to lightly u he may have thought. I well recollect ths blnsterin- that was made in behalf o( President Wayland, at the time I charged him with vine trealin?. I aNo reccollect, equally well, that my charge proved to- Da perfectly correct. Should the present charge prove to be i-correct, no one ehill be aiors r?iiy than myself to make the" correction. Brother John TinlA'-n rn . act as agent for the Tdegraph. in Brook line. Brother John Blandln, in Townshenl General Intelligence. Tlxe African Prison tri. Extract cf a letter from brother E. R. Tyler; dated Hartford Ct si-pi. o. Jud?e Thomnson decided ihU m ing, that ihe case comes within 'the jsrw. diction of ihe District Court of Conn.oa the grouna that the prisoners were k;.i on the high seas, auJ nof, as has bon supposed, within the jurisdiction uf the State of New York. The case will there, fore te tiisfd on its merits, at ihe next ses". sion of the TJ. S. D. CL for this District and be provided with erery thing n?cesa ry for their comfortable suh.isfr.o jThey will not be kept in jail, but in son piace where they can have free air &Z& better accommodations. We hnv. . doubt as to the result of the trial. I tJ a teacher will be provied for them that they will make some progress in n Z hinguagp.and learn something of true r. liirion, between this and November.'1. Mass. Abolitionist. We are glad to quoie an aiticlesoj to humanity as the following, and from source of which humanity, we have iha has heretofore had. good right to com plain. Why will not an editor who caa plead so eloquently for the right, raise h;$ voice from day to day for the itrj and a half viillions, every one cf whom de serves liberty as well as the heroic J:a. gua? Mass. Abolitionist. From the Dostoa Courisr. The African Captives. We do not recollect any incident, U many years, the occurrence of which has caused so general feeling of det-p iau-r-est In the community, as the case cf tbs Africans captured in'the Spanish schoon er Amistad. Where and for vhit ?.t they to be tried, are questions th.-.! have been discussed in some of the newspaper some contend thit th?y must Le trit d ia the district of New-York others, in thu: of Connecticut. Sje suppose ihcy mast be tried for murder others for piracy. We are not sufai 'nt'y f miiliar with thj principles of law i.irofved in these ques tions, to arrive at a conclusion salisfactcr? to ourself, mach less, to present an arJ. nient that mty satisfy others. These unhappy ivrelches are now i.i gaol. The crime, for which they btj committed, in the technical lany-.. 0f the law, is called viurdcr, or piracy haps both; and the punfslnnent ot ei!her is death. In the language of humanity they have co.mnitted no crime ct all. They have atiempted to regain the liberty, in which they were borri, and which hli been wrested from them by robbers, pi rate?, and murderers. In making this at . tempt they have done nothing more il ea every man in America would have done in similar c ircumstances, if h, Ini rr. age enough to doit; nothing more than vac .aws 01 voa, tne laws oi man, ani ine instincts ol nature. justify anddemanJ. uc u;i.-uui6iicaie.i common sense oi mankind revolts at the idea of their hiv ing committed any crime. The next step to be taken in re-cri !j these captives, we presume, wi!! be to pres. ent the case to a grand ju, an:f ij llVt.; men can be found, to siy that thev s;j guilty of murder cr piracy, they "n:t then be arraigned, and rit d by luoiher pry, before whom all the arguments tht the ingenuity of lawyers can devise, wil be urged r.-j'th all. The elcquence cf iha most nccomplishfd orators cf th land, to obtain a conviction. Vm a jury of iwelre men b- found ;in the free st ubs', that wi:i convict these caotivt-s r.fa .-rim .Ui t; subject them to ihe. punishment V dea'.ul Ve hope not. For tho h li.e, wno can tnemselves enlightened anJ free ; for the honor ot human nature, if human nature be not totally depraved cr.l pjs: all redemption, we hope thai ihere are-not twelve men in our country. 'Li would digrnce the name of an Aalericaa by rendering a verdict 0 guiliy. But perhaps the Court will decide that the case is riot within iis jurisdiction, aaJ tnat the nrisoner mnf Kf HHrorl into tne Spanish government, to be dispaseJ of as thai merciful tribunal may deciJ . U all know, in. such a case, what the end wouia oe, - - We are aware lhaL in th nVw of th; conventional laws of nations, the case pre sents points of o-reat diffrh Jo the laws of humanity, or morals, or rr :tf iuii, iau case is as simple a one as ca' be imagined, and rea i ires no casuistic:! argument. Everv mm tiri.itr h- rii natjoj,. profession., or. complexion, fit that the prisoners -performed a deed ct chivalry,' that would," if they were r. A black, command admiration and applao Joseph Cinquez, the daring leaJrr oi this. band of captives, is a hero, worthy w stand by the siJe of the noblest Raa. whose name ever Vraced the nares of his tory. And shall he be hung for striving -o-" iuciiy mux give II 10 UiJ"' ow-cap;ives? Sharae, shame, on tas aw. or the country, which shall bring kJ ljle to such a termination. If they Lag this noble fellow, the scaflblJ, on which he suffers, will be a throne more brillia than ever Alexander or Napoleon sat up on. He ought to enjoy the liberty which he so bravely contended, amid tie plaudit of fifteen million free American The Lamps of the Boston Light Ho have been lighted for some monibs p by oraer of the government, with a oef invented chemical oil, and the experrnrrt tans. far. has been entirely satiMcio y its results, as it is peculfarly aJ -:ed f-J , Ui A-'gnt Houses, ia every pi-" uiar Boston Press 4- Fast.