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cters of deathare upon it, it must be chang
ed or condemned, tod that in a little time.
Bowel of pUy. hear the cry of a soul dis
tressed, tad ready to pensn. jriavc..
Tfc Ort BtrtTl of 1S40."
Wt belive that in historical accounts of
Iht progress of religion in this country, the
present glorious revival ol religion, now
iDjoyed ia various parts of oor country,
will be denominated The Great Revival
. of 1310." ZiW Herald.
; ' We agree with the Herald, on the sup
position that there is to be a relapse into
former indigency, and that this pecu
liar! nowerlut work is to have the date
of its termination as well as its rise and
progress, within the past year. But our
ntarts chill at such a supposition and re
fuse the admission of its premises .n ad
vance. It is true, revivals have in for
mer times, declined; true, that a general
Tevival has commonly had the date of its
rise, progress, and termination, all within
the space of a single .year. But must it
always be so? Is it, will it necessarily
be so"? Where then are cnir cherithed
anticipations of the triumphant prevalency
of Christ's Kingdom upon earth? We
see not, why we should not either give up
these hopes; or calculate on the progress
ion of a work like the present, in the
present age, with undecliningand increas
mor cower to the overspreading of the
earth with the knowledge of the Lord.
And may we pot in reasonable expecta
iion, in accordance with the cherished
hopes and the glowing, believing, desires
of Christian hearts anticipate in the
rehires of the militant Church, a record
of tho present signal work of Grace,
as "The Great Revival commencing in
1840." Morning Star.
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which vou noticed the movements at our "waras me t audience out unaer me cir-
late Temperance meeting. I consider it cumstances I could not .yield the floor to
followed. .Thrae are mv views. I hope 1 threw tnvself UDon my right?. In furthef
you will receive them kindly, and make f conversation between the chairman an
Temperance meeting. I consiaer it cumstances I could not .yield tne noor to
tt partial.' I think you should share a lhose wh h d ajsailed my rights so rudely,
of the blame. But your stand at a . J
tin meeting I do not think justified what Out of respect - to myself I, for that time,
BkftSulSSS? -T""--1 W 0- dh.ioc.ly, before ,b.
commenced it that the public may be audience, if he did not acknowledge the
rightly iu formed.
J, Holcomb.
floor to be rightfully mine if I did not
Faithful are the wounds cf a friend. Solomon, lnhfnin it in nn nrrlpi-lw manner TI
be a kind- . . " . ... j . v..
Let the righteous amite ine; it thall
ant t- and let him reprove me ; it shall be an ex
cellent oil, which shall not break my head. David.
'The reason I did not introduce myself
personally in the remarks which brother
Holcomb censures was, I would not seem
to attach undue importance to myself, or to
my own acts. In the matters-where there
was collision between myself and others
more particularly, I chose to speak of trans
actions rather than of individual persons.
But my good friend has felt called upon to
censure my course, and in doing it he per-
knowledgcd I did; but everything had now
come to be so disorderly that he required
me to be seated. All this while, and up to
this very moment, one or two of my lawless
assailants kept the floor. Under these cir
cumstances I refused to surrender tny right,
keeping myself on my feet. One of the
disorderly faction now moved to adjourn.
This was seconded by a man occupying an
influential station in society and church a
station from which a better example ought
to have been expected and he immediately
Religions Intelligence.
Revivals. We have observed, in sev
eral exchange papers, remarks ontheipe
iial duties of professors during a revival
of religion ; such as keeping the heart'
keeping the tongue, keeping the conduct Jjpc.
Now, we have been in the habit of con
sidering these is common duties. If, there
fore, any professors are at any time and by
any means awakened to a discovery of
their own delinquency in any of these par
ticulars, it is undoubtedly obligatory upon
them to repent and reform without delay.
But to urge these duties as belonging to
a time of Revival, seems to imply that
they cease to beauties, when the Revival
is over.
Christians ought ever to persuade them
selves that it it allowable to forget God'or
nis requirements at any time, ll ever
there exists special reasons for a parties
4ar vigilance over their thoughts and feel
ings and words and conduct, a time of
great and general coldness and apathy
among professors and neglect of religion
among others, is that tune. But. we be
Jieve, it is the soundest wisdom to live at
all times such a life that the unbelievers
may be constrained to confess that Reli
gion is an abiding principle, and that it
governs its possessor in all his private and
social doings. ' ,
It is the wont philosophy as well as
n niguesi wicueaness, to make tne Ke
vival of religion around us the Drincinal
motive for living "as the grace of God
leAcheth." Christian Reflector..
Tho revival interest is increasing very
in iicn m mis cuy luowei, iviass.j sever
al of the congregations are now reali
aing a refreshing from the presence of the
Lord. Sabbath and Sabbath evening
seem to have been a set time to favor
Zion among us. During the day about
4U were oapuxea at uev. xvir sorter's con
gregation. In the evening, so far as we
can learn, a very great number of anxious
souls were found m'several ofthe congre
gations in one GO or more in another
70 in another, 150 1 The work is now
becoming general. Praise ye the Lord I"
Zion s Banner.
.uuai me,a50e.ng,.nai3 opinion, more started out with trreat and unbecoming r
or less in fauli, which calls on me for a cipitancy, accompanied with other persons
fuller statement of the case, and involving of "standing" by which means the meet
something of personalities. I do not com- ing was thrown 'into disorder and confus
plamof hts personalities. I am less squeam- ion; and they were followed out, as 1 before
ish about personalities than some are.- remarked, by many well meaning, innocent
. -s-..., ,,..vu.. .uu . uuFe aiways persons, who supposed the meeting to be
lo escnew ana avoiu. But m administering broken up, past recovery
reDuse or reprooi, i believe it to be highly
proper, at times, to say, "thou are the raao."
If I have committed a fault, by all means
let me stand censured. If I am convinced
of having committed an error or done any
wrong, it ought certainly to be my privilege,
as it is my duty, to acknowledge it. If I
am not convinced, ike liberal and candid
will allow me to entertain my own opinion,
tbe opinions of others to the contrary not
Such are the principal facts, so far as I
am capable of stating.them at the present
time. I now claim the privilege of draw
ing one or two inferences from them, af
ter stating one additional fact, which is
this: Up to the present hour, I have not
found, or heard of, the individual who
denies that the floor was rightfully mine.
All I am censured for is, that I did not
surrender my rights at the discretion of
to abolish, slavery and the slave-trade in
the District of Columbia the implied
faith of the North and the South to each
other in forming' the Constitution and
the principles, purposes and prospects of
abolition. Excepting the two last pages,
(which are devoted to a political panegyr
ic upon the character and claims of Will
iam Henry Harrison as the Whig candid
ate for the Presidency, a panegyric
mai is singuiariy inconsistent ana improp
er, in such a connection,) it is really a
masterly effort in fvor of the cause of
immediate emancipation cogent, fearless,
eloquent, unanswerable. That a speech
of such length, and of such power.
should have been allowed to be quietly
delivered on the floor of Congress, and to
be printed m the National Intelligencer,
and thus scattered through the slavehold-
ing States, speaks volumes, and is demon
strative proof of the mighty change which
has taken place in public sentiment on
this subject, within the last five years.
i?ive yean. ago, that speech could not
have, been taade in Congress, except at
the imminent peril of life. The free dis
cussion of slavery in the southern states,
without danger or uproar, comes next
and then will come the liberation of the
slaves. Air. Slade has won for himself
permanent fame, as the first man on the
floor of Congress who has dared to vin
dicate the principles and measures of
American Abolitionists, and to demand
the immediate abolition of slavery and
the slave-trade in the District of Colum
bia. Liberator.
.uC. xxuitumuuasnoispecineuwnere- n.Korc; , t r.,ci u j
in, or wherefore, he considers I "should U f .u. ur .n ,
Kara a nnr k kl 11 uo injMWk Wl IWC 1 11 U 1 1 III UII. llllSiUn-
share a part of the blame." I apprehend. L . . . J . .
r i . . . uersianu 10 De me ffrouna oi Drotner Ho -
however, from personal conversation with , . "
conio s compiaini. Ltei us now turn and
i a ' . . t
case, and will indicate ray understanding of loolc at lDe maUeJ' or a moment. All
them, at the proper point in the statement of acknowledge that the floor was rightfully
the facts. I do not suppose that, when mme' Ot course, then, all must acknowl-
brother Holcomb calls on me to "state he edge that my assailants were out of order,
matter as it was," he asks for a full report and therefore they were the persons, in-
oi alt the proceedings of the meetings in stead of myself, to be required to take their
whichltook a part; but lhathe wants a seatS. If they, had kent in thrir nUrM
fuller report than I before gave, so far as it lhere wouW faave . nQ d- - . R
concerns the matter in which I ought to t , . .. , ,
it i . - . m, . , ,, i " wiu mai ii innv uc ueiier, somen tne?.
"share a nart of the hlame." Thi shall J '
r --. i tn u . tt . n.- l
u ;,k .k . u-r..i j lu 1 ."& crv irue. out wno is
w nun ukiuuai kuccnuiuc99. auu I .
with all the correctness that the distance of 10 oe iue JuuSe 1 VYno myse 1 is to
time and other circumstances will now per- decide for tne when it becomes my duty
mit. ! Before entering, upon the more full to surrender my rights, and when it is
statement of the facts, I must be allowed my duty to hold on vpon them, until 1 am
to congratulate myself that neither my J overcome and cloven down by lawless in-
faithful friend, nor yet any enemy of my- vasion ? Call me ungenerous, when
self or of the cause I advocate, has con- am found to be so, -but do not "blame"
tradicted or denied a single statement of me for not sui rendering my rights con
mine heretofore made. I he only com
plaint is, that, as brother Holcomb "consid
ers," it was " rather partial." Whether a
fuller statement of the facts will help my
opponents, remains to appear. My good
brother acknowledges that the stand I took
trary to my own convictions of duty. My
generosity had been well stretched at the
previous meeting, and at the commence
ment of this. What I yielded on this
score was not a little giving way to this,
did "not justify what followed." Mark and nt, and the other individual to speak
Th Telegraph at Home. It has been
rumored, ia certain directions, that the Tel-
egraph has lost a large proportion of patron
igt at home in Brandon and vicinity. For
, the satisfaction of those friends whom such
ja rumor may have reached, I can, assure
i thm : that if the Telegraph fared as well
everywhere abroad, as it does at home, there
would be less ground of complaint. True,
.there is a malignant crusade against it at
Shoavej but it is puerile in its effects. Per
4nk me to tay, without indulging any vani
if of feeling, that the subscription list, in
Brandon and vicinity, has more than doub
led it has nearly tripled since my connec
tion with it. Furthermore, recently, the
rain has been more than the loss.
The remaik above, in regard to the state
ot things with the Telegraph abroad, is not
designed as a general sweeping censure.
Uf no raeaps. I hs reference only to cer
tain things fd certain places. Much grati
tuJe is due to innumerable kind friends in
, all directions. Their responses to my re
cent call have already commenced. .
. J. HcIcomb's Remarks cos-r?0 ED" als0
.my replies to Aent. In the last Tb.'.aph
I promised to gire brother Holcomb forth? p
hearing this week. 1 have parted his com
munication into two separate articles, inas
much as it pertained to two distinct sub
ject. The Temperance meetrog on which
I remarked, and which remarks are the sub
jecl of conjpUlnt below, was the former of
the two netir!gs recently noticed in the
Telf graph. Brother Holcomb t ay:
J will now mention one thing which I
ditapprore, and that is, the manner Jn
Now then to the facts in stating which,
I will commence with the position occupied
by myself at the time the difficulty arose.
When the previous meeting was adjourned,
the floor was mine, and had been yielded
by me for four or five individuals to speak
successively. During this time that I was
standing by and cheerfully yielding my
right, a person not belonging to the Society
ntroduced an amendment to an amendment
which I had been supporting. The meet
ing adjourned with the understanding that
the floor was mine at the commencement of
the next meeting. At the commencement
of the next meeting this amendment from
out of the Society was again crowded for
ward and allowed to be introduced. The
introduction of it occasioned some little
sparring, hack and forth, and some excite
ment. The mover of it, however, from out
of the Society, was permitted to make his
speech in its support after whicfi I ob
tained the floor with my remarks which
would nave been in order, not only at the
commencement of this meeting, but some
time back in the previous one, and which
now occupied from twenty to twenty-fire
minutes. I was followed by a member of
the Society who made some statements
which 'I considered to be erroneous. When
I arose to follow and correct him, the chair
man requested me to be brief. , I promised
I would. At this point while I was occu
pying the floor an individual, not belong
ing to the Society, arose and interrupted
roe, asking that these "long-waisted" by
which it was supposed he meant long
winded folks to slop and give way to
shott-waisted folks." It is proper to re
mark here that, up to this moment, there
had been no rule in the meeting, as to how
long any one should speak, or how often.
Each one had been left to eovern hinasel
by his own views of propriety, and his own
convenience, as to how often he should
8peak, and how long. I remarked to the
chairman that I only wanted three minutes
and that 1 could not yield the floor. : Anoth
er individual now arose and pushed tbe
same disorderly, anarch ial measure, viz:
that I should be required to yield the floor.
The chairman by this time appealed to my
courtesy . and generosity, requesting me to
be sealed. lie was assured that I had no
lack of genero'as feeling towards him or
tX manner eneroachrd
t)J v.
e undersigned avails himself of i
ion to renew to the Stcrt,r .r.- 11
of the United States, the assuranc, of r
distinguished consideration. 1
H- S Fo
The Hon. John Forsyth, &c. X"
Tbe proceedings in the Senate if.-, ,l
- - .44
1 discovered the inconsistency here alluded to.
but omitred to notice ir, ia briefly alluding, last
week, to this truly remarkable speech. Ed. Tel.
General Intelligence.
The following notes have pnssed be
tween the British Minister, Mr. Fox, and
Mr. Forsyth, our Secretary of State, in re
lation to this question. We have omitted
a part of the reply of Mr. Forsytbinsert-
mg mat only wnicn refers to the position
taken by our Government and conse
quent danger of hostile collision. Chris
tian Watchman.
and to the introduction of an exotic amend
ment, while I was all the time waiting on
the floor. And now that my rights were
so rudely assailed, I acknowledge that my
generosity was broken. I felt that jt had
been extended far enough. After'suffer
iog so flagrant an invasion of my rights,
it was too late to ask me to be further gen
erous at that time.
J leave the subject, for the present, with
saying that I harbor no ill will towards
any one and that I hope not often to be
under the necessity of saying so much
that savors so strongly of self-defence.
P. S. Lest the opponents of Non-Resist
ance should take occasion, from what I
have now said about holding on upon rights,
to taunt the cause of Non-Resistance, allow
me to remind them that Non-Uesistants
have rights, in common with other human
beings; and that there is nothing in their
doctrines derogatory to the idea that it be
longs to them sometimes to assert them "in
words, and protest against their invasion.
When their assailants resort to brute force,
they expect, of course, to be overcome, and
without resistance. Hoofs and horns are
arguments which they have nothing to
meet. ,
War. It. would seem that some of the
"powers that be" are "crying havoc," and
determined to "let slip the dogs of war."
When will men learn to be wiser if they
contemn the idea of being more christian
than to butcher each other?
What are those professed ministers of
the gospel about, who, in these times of
blood, or at any other time, are preaching
up the rightfulness of war, under certaiv
circumstances? Don't they know that
these " certain circumstances " have ac
companied every war among men since Ad
am 1 Let them point out an exception, or
cease the advocacy of such irrational, un
christian doctrines. Let it not be expected
that wars will cease, while they are advo
cated, under any possible circumstances, by
those" who profess to be the followers and
ministers of the Prince of Peace.
Mr. Blade's Speech.
Honor, to whom honor. We are
indebted to Mr. Slade for a k copy (Q
pamphlet form) of his speech on the
right of petition the power of Congress
Washington, March 13, 1840.
The undersigned, her Brittannic Ma-
jesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Minis
ter rlenipotentiary, has been instructed
by his Government to make the following
communication to the Secretary of State
of the United States, in reference to the
boundary negotiation, and the affairs of
the disputed territory.
Hei Alajesty's Government have had
under their consideration the official note
addressed to the undersigned by the Sec
retary of State of the United States, on the
24th of last December, in reply to a note
from the undersigned of the 2d of Novem
ber preceding, in which the undersigned
protested, in the name of his Government,
against the extensive system of accession
pursued by the people of the State 0f
Maine within the disputed territory, to the
prejudice of the rights of Great Britain,
and in manifest violation of the provision
al agreements entered into between the
authorities of the two countries at the be
ginning of the last war.
Her Majesty's Government have also
had their attention directed to the public
message transmitted by the Governor of
Maine to the Legislature ot the State, on
tne ad ot January of the present year.
Upon a consideration of the statements
contained in these two official documents,"
her Majesty s Government regret to find
that the principal acts of encroachment
which were denounced and complained
of on the part of Great Britain, so far from
being either disproved, or discontinued.
or satisfactorily explained by the authori
ties of the State of Maine, are, on the con
trary persised-in and publicly avowed.
Her Majesty's Government have oon
sequently instructed the undersigned once
more formally to protest against those acts
of encroachment and aggression.
Her Majesty's Government claim and
expect from the good faith of tbe Govern
ment of the United States, that the people
of Maine shall replace themselves in the
situation in which they stood before the
agreements of last year were signed; that
they shall therefore retire from the valiev
ol the St. John, and confine themselves to
the valley of the Aroostook; that they
shall occupy that valley in a temporary
manner only, for the purpose, as agreed
upon, of preventing denredations : and
that they shall not construct fortifications.
nor maKe roads or permanent settlements.
Until this ha done by the neoole of th
State of Maine, and so long as that people
snau persist in me present system of ag
grt ssion, her Majesty's Government wil
it-ci it lucit uuiy iu mate sucn military
arrangements as may be required for the
proiecuoo 01 ner majesty's rights. And
ner majesty s uovernment deem, it riht
J.l It ML : m . . "
iu ufcxiare uuu 11 tne result of the unjusti
nno. piuwmiuo ui me oiaie 01 Maine
should be collision between her Majesty's
troops and the people of that State, the tv-
spoTtsibilily of all the' consequences that
may ensue therefrom, be they what they
may, will rest with the people and Gov
ernment of the United States.
The undersigned has been instructed to
add to this communication, that her Ma
jesty's Government are only waiting for
the detailed report of the British commis
sioners recently employed to survey the
disputed territory, which report, it was be
lieved, jrould be completed and delivered
to her Majesty's Government by the end
of the present month, in order to transmit
to the Government of the United States a
reply to. their last proposal upon the'sub
jectof the boundary negotiation.
The undersigned avails himself of this
occasion to renew to the Secretary o State
of the United States t,he assurance of his
distinguished consideration.
The following is the concluding por
tion of the answer of Mr. Forsyth :
IC as Mr. Fox must admit, the objects
of the late agreements were the removal
of all military force and the preservation
ot the property from ianner spoliations,
leaving the possession and jurisdiction as
they stood before the State of Maine found
itself compelled to act against tne trespass
ers, the President cannot but consider that
the conduct of the American local author
ities strongly and most favorably contrasts
wun mat ot tne colonial numoruiesoi ner
Majesty's Government. While the one,
promptly withdrawing its military force,
has confined itself to the use of the small
posse, armed as agreed upon, and has done
no act not necessary to the accomplish
ment of the conventional objects, every
measure taken or indicated by the other
party, is essentially military in its charac
ter, and can be justified only by a well
founded appreheosion.that hostilities must
With such feelings and convictions, the
President could net see, without painful
surprise, the attempt of Mr. Fox, under
instructions from his Government, to give
to the existing state of things a character
not warranted by the friendly disposition
of the United States of the conduct of the
authorities and people of Maine much
more is he surprised to find alleged as a
ground for strengthening a military force
and preparing for n hostile collision with
the unarmed inhabitants of a friendly state.
? l 1 .1
pursuing wimin meir own ooraers, tneir
peaceful occupations, or exerting them
selves in compliance with their agree
ments to protect the property in dispute
rom unauinorizea spoliation.
The President wishes that he could dis
pel the fear that these dark forebodings
can be realized. Unless her Maiestv's
Government shall forthwith arrest all mil
itary interference in the question unlets
11 snau appiy iq tne suoject more deter
mined efforts than have hitherto been
made to bring the dispute to a certain nnd
pacific adjustment, the misfortune predict
ed by Mr. Fox in the name of his Gov
ernment, may most unfortunately happen.
Uut no apprehension of the consequences
alluded to by Mr. Fox can be permitted to
divert the Government and people of the
United b tat es from tbe performance of
their duty to the State of Maine. The du
ty is a3 simple as it is imperative. The
construction which is given by her to the
treaty of 1783 has been, again and again,
and in the most solemn manner, asserted
also by the Federal Government, and
must be maintained, unless Maine freely
consents to a new boundary, or unless that
construction of the treaty is found to be
erroneous by the decision of a disinterest
ed and independent tribunal, selected by
Ihe parties for its final adjustment. The
President, on assuming the duties of his
station, avowed his determination all other
means of negotiation failing, to submit a
proposition to the Government of Great
Britain to refer the decision of the ques
tion once more to a third party.
In all the subsequent steps which have
been taken upon the subject by his direc
tion, he has been actuated by the same
spirit. Neither his disposition in the mat
ter, nor his opinion as to the propriety of
mat course, has undergone any change.
Should the fulfilment of his wishes be de
feated, either by an unwillingness on the
part of her Majesty's Government to meet
the offer of the United Slates in the spirit
in which it is made, or from adverse cir
cumstances of any descriDtion. the Presi
dent will, in any event, derive great satis
faction from the consciousness that no ef
fort on his paTt has been spared to bring
the question to an amicable conclusion,
and that there has been nothing in the
conduct either ot the Govern ment nnrt
people of the United States, or of the State
of Maine, to justify the employment of her
Majesty's forces as indicated by Mr. Fox's
letter. The President cannot, under such
circumstances, apprehend that the respon
sibility for any consequences which may
unhappily ensue, will, by the just judg
ment of an impartial world, be imputed To
the United States.
The undersigned avails himself, ccc,
&c-" . John Forsyth.
To the Hon H. S. Fox, &c.
message and corresnondnra
. o - "'reco..
al of Commerce : ' r"
munitaled tn the. Rnrti tr. tU j
I1U3 ccscriK.
ed bythecorrtspondentoftheN. Y.J
1 01 commerce :
The matter seemed U produr
citement in the Senate, because the ch
acter of the correspondence LaiV'"
T T - H. S. Fox.
Hon. Johk Forsyth, &c.
Mr. Fox to Mr. Forsyth.
Washington, March 26, 1840.
The undersigned, her Brittanic Majes
ty's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister
Plenipotentiary, has had'the honor to re
ceive the official note of yesterday's date,
addressed to him by Mr. Forsyth, Secret
ry of State of the United States, in reply
to a note dated 13th inst., wherein the un
dersigned, in conformity with instructions
received from his Government, had anew
formally protested against the acts of en
croachment and aggression which are
still persisted in by the armed bands in
the employment of-the State of Maine
within certain portions "of the disputed territory.
it will be the duty of the undersigned
immediately to transmit Mr. Forsyth's
note to her Majsty's Government in F,nr
land ; and until tne statements and prop
osition" which it contains shall have re
ceived the due consideration of her Majes
ty's Government, , the undersigned will
not deem it right to add any further r-ply
thereto, excepting to refer to, and to re
peat, as he now formally and distinctly
does, the several declarations which it has
from time to lime been his duty to make
to the Government of the United States
with reference to the existing posture of
anairs in the disputed territory, and to re
cord his opinion, that an inflexible adher
ence to the resolutions that have heen an
nounced by her Majesty's Government,
for the defence of her Majesty's right?,
pending the negotiation of ihe boundary
question, offers to ber Majesty! Govern
ment the only means of protecting those
rights from being in a continually aggra-
known for some days.
Mr. Williams, of Maine, srsi ! 1.
glad the question was thus brought to '
issue. 0
Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts ..ri
was now evident that we could terror .
no longer. We must assert our rfeh'str
abandon them. We should no !nn..i
mit that any part 0! 001 territory!
dispute "He regretted that we hai em
allowed the use cf the rhrase 'J s. ,.!
a . 1111 ' ..
territory. 1 here was no disnuteal,,.
it ; thtre was an intrusion upon it tr t'e
British authorities.
Mr. Webster expressed his dofn r.-
that the two countries were liklrtirV
into collision, not on the main r:.f.:j
but on intermediate and col lateral Wj. t
lt was unfortunate tint howera p:f,j
might be the disposition of Etig'snj tf
this Government, the n;jrsiiu;i vosue
that was likely to fester an J bocorc a nil-tt-r
of collision between the inhalihsrr of
the two sides of the line. He had, ti:t.
fore, endeavored, formerly, io imr n ?);
Government with the necessity cf s .! j 1
the question. There was n-j nas-a 1
doubt the sincerity of the of-n reM
professions on the part cf the Cn'si G r
ernmet.t of a desire to settle :he quvira
amicably and justly. But, so long a j1
question was open, it woull be irri'.a irj
to the inhabitants on both sidsftheiicc',
and would become more and mere J;n
gerous every day.
This correspondence, earnest as r
the tone that it assumed, turned nr.cn tit
main question, but on the msuvrr ia
which the agreement resnectini? t'., ecru-
puion of the territory ad interim hi,l .n
fulfilled. These questions would he tr-al
tiplied, and become more and more' exas
perated and exasperating, the longer ther
were left open. It was important to bcia
countries to settle, the ulterior qucs:ion.
It was necessary that the cJjusi-.ntnt of
the question should be urged, as hr as the
power of national intercourse wouM per
mit. Mr. Williams of Maine, said, for turn.
ty-five yeirs, we have heard of th n-l
ic opposition of the Uritish governs r,t
on this subject; and she would be of :h?
same disposition 25 years longer, if r
would permit the question to reir.amast
is. But the period has arrived when fit
can no longer occupy the terriiorv prarf
ably. What does she now? Whvs'
persists in that occupancy. WouMsrr
American citizen consent to this? lit
concurred with Mr. Davis that it wis m
error to allow that any part of our imb
ry was in dispute. There was no tf?vt
on the subject till 1814. Grrai fjriiis
made the dispute. The moment we '
tempted to bring it to a close s!ie4r
ened us with consequences.1 lie
anxious to put the question in suli
shape that the right to the territory nozi
be settled. The time, he repcvtd.hi
arrived when Great Britain could no: J.
lay the settlement of the question, ZutvL
ing that, she took possession of tbeu:r
ry and threatened us with conseqjcr.c:
He was glad that it was so. H- ipurt
that the matter was now in such a
that it must be set'.led.
Mr. Webster concurred with Lis cv!
league, and the gentleman from Main
that there was no dispute as t j the tt-rr. :c
ry and that we ought not la admit
there was any dispute. He was unk
ing that the issue should be chanjrd- U
did not wish to divert it to a que.noo01
temporary possession ; cud uU;i i':'
Government acted, he hoped ibey wou'.i
act on the original question.
The Message was referred to the Cos
mittee on Foreign Affairs, anJ tja thou
sand extra topics ordered to be piir.t
Our revolutionary fathers fojjht
years for a principle. The abolition-'
of this country have con!er.d.l. f f J
long a period, for a word a word, fr"'
ever, vital to the success of the anti-sk'
ause, and embodying the grcai uy
rty and eqtiallily, namrly, inmf?
ncipation: and in this Suc,- le
rv cause,
praised! the victory is won ! ln?
islature of Massachusetts has enac:eJ
olutions, calling upon Congress tor
immediate suppression of slavery u
the slave trade in the" District of Go "0'
bia." These were parsed in W H
of Representatives almost l:r:i:i'0,,'
The most strenuous eflTjtt w:-re rnntr u
the senate to change their phr.?' !l-'.
bntjn vain. A thousand chf rs fJ" '
old Commonwealth 1 It is not ;
umph of a party or an association, ' '
Freedom, Huvi'anity, Religion! 'fa
dings will fill the slave-driven Soaio"
dismay, and cause miMis of I'11.5 '
this country, and across the At- j.
thrill with "joy. It is indeed a gr
umph, and it has been fairly arU "'J'
bly achieved. " .
1 11k uvziomiu 1 c lias a t v r ,
solves, -expressed in an abolition ,r'
boldly and emphatically protesting
name of the DeoDble against tbfcons
al o Ac, and pronouncing j.
ing void in its inception, and el no
n the people or i.h
ing force upon
sentativcs." ' rob!y cone! fl.f
'i - u j n r v, rtolvest
. u,
regret to state. Gov. Morton Ltf
append his signature, for reasons

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