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VERMONT TELE GR A PH.
xni, NO. 37
RtptirJs.
The Managers, ts slated ha?e reprint
ed asd bound in one Urge volume the
Reports of the first twenty -two years of
the Society. , The volume is sold for two
dollars to auxiliaries, &c. The? have al
to printed a small pamphlet entitled Brief
View ol the plans ana operations oi wjc
A. B. Society, for the use of agents, and
others, it ho are engaged in promoting
Ihe Bible cause. .
Thwr have furthermore been induced
tn nn M ish ft statement in '"
relation to the
character of translations patronized by
th Rocietv. This statement is published
in the "Extracts of Correspondence, for
Mrf h Inst, and also a lew. copies in
pamphlet form.
Receipts.
These from all sources amount to 0 1 1 8,
860 41, beina 021,505 more than those
of the preceding year. Ai tne miaaie oi
the vear the Board weTe apprehensive
that there would be a falling off in the an
nual income. They are grateful, howev
er, that for a few months a growing zeal
has been manifested in many of the auxil-
r supply. the Presbyterian Church, for preparing charge us with crimes of which we are
of Cm- and distributing the Scriptures in North- not guilty w no represent us as tragical
tn tlmUm India, ftmoo. tcrants. .'and blooay murasrers: ana wno,
encased in the work of regula
The Younsr Men's tfioie oocieiy
rinnatl collected funds last year
mnnnt of 83.889 78, ana aisinoateu 4,-i tor preparing ana puDUsnrog an eui
603 Bibles and Testaments. i tion oi tne tieorew epanisa via i esta-
JTo Indians have ben sent 912 books, I ment at Vienna, tor Jews, by Aiev. M.
and from thence has been received $751.1 Schanffler, 81,000.
The State is in great need ot a general! For preparing and circulating the scTip-
snonlv. I tares at Cevlon, 84000.
.
To Illinois have been sent 1 .682 Bibles I
and Testaments, and money obtained from '
thence to the amount of 82,124. The!
For the same at Madras, $6000.
For the same at Madura, 82,000.
For publishing the Hawaiian Scriptures
society of 0rle county procured book, at the Sandwich Islands. 85.500. The
employed an agent, visited 2,55 1 lamiiies, translation of the Bible was there complet
241 of which were found destitute and led on the 25th of February 1839. It is
supplied. - an excellent translation, and the work is
To Michigan have been tent 1,532 eagerly sought by thousand of readers,
books, and funds 'obtained from thence, The recent, forcible, establishment of Ro-
8394. The StateBibIe Society has been I man Catholics there, makes it more ira-
reorganized.
To Missouri have been forwarded 35Q 1 as far as possible in the hand of all .the
Bibles and Testaments, and $30 has been people.
remitted from thence to your treasury To the Rev. S. H. Calhoun, the Socie-
Tbe Missouri Bible Society employs its(tys agent for preparing and distributing
own agent. 1 the Scriptures at Lroostantmopie, and the
From Kentucky $1,377 has been re- Levant, 83.502 52.
ceived, and 1,046 books hare been sent to J For printing the Gospels in the Grebo
the State. The societies of Louisville, J tongue, on the West coast of Africa,
tcrants
On these accounts, ueoar us uui ui meir
Christian Fellowship. Therefore
Resolved, .That we hereby express our
utter detestation of the principles, accusa
tions and threats contained in the Ad
dress to Southern Baptists " believing
them to be unkind, untrue, unchristian
and unscrtptural.
RESOLVED 2. THAT IN THE
F.VENT OF THE BAPTIST GEN
ERAL CONVENTION, AT THEIR
NEXT MEETING, REFUSING TO
EXPRESS THEIR DETERMINA
TION TO WITHDRAW THEIR
CO-OPERATIONS IN EVERY
WAY WHATEVER WITH THOSE
Monroe, Me. Brother Ebenezer Allen,
Jr. writes May 10th 'Brother Burr:
The good wotk oi tne iru is going on
in the town of Monroe. In the south part
of the town. Eld. J. Clark has baptized
seven, and Eld. J. Morril three, recently;
and in the northeast part of the town, in
what is called the Smith district, I had the
privilege of baptizing fifteen happy con-
veitson the 2d day oi aiay. ouoseqaenuy,
in company with Elders James Stevens
and Rigby, I organized a church in that
nlace. consisting of 19 members." lb.
r " . .
portant than ever that the Bible should be FANATICS OF THE NORTH, WE
a , -
lanes producing tne nappy results speci- ghelb -n Lexington and Maysville.are $350.
fied. and mvinr nromise ol still more lib-I . . :., r ,u I rr..
O - fc M
RECOMMEND TO OUR BRETH
REN OF THE SOUTH TO ADOPT
MEASURES FOR OPENING A
CHANNEL BY- WHICH OUR
CHEERFUL BENEFACTIONS
MAY BE CARRIED TO THE PER
ISHING HEATHEN. THATTHEY
MAY RECEIVE THE WORD OF
LIFE.
RRSOLVED 3. THAT WE
THINK ELON GALUSHA, ORSON
& MURRAY. CVRUS P. GROSVEN-
0 ad
fOQtiittlio
(8) This I deny altogether.
provision can be found in the
oi me union. a ne constitution
fps freedom of STtetyh. an 1 f .v
and thn provides fur the very ui&
ance w now made yea, for the greater
sible disturbance, in this shape, tfcai
made for the entire overthrow and
ishment of slavery and every other form rf
' ".!!
tyranny ana violence.
(9) Such language would better beet.
the oppressors of the Israelites who reti
Rutland. Metes Co. Ohio. Brother
Selah H. Brackett writes, May 6, 1841 :
"Brother Burr The work of reforma
tion has been gradually progressing in
this place for several weeks past Since
the last account in the Star, 24 have been
baptized by EldDan1! C. Topping; and
30 added to the cnurcn ." id.
them to make brick without straw
lth mntt ffiripnt- Th siCents of thp I Thf rviv ffrantanf mnnpp aKnntftSO.
ml assistance in future. I yT;ntTtnn"RiM RnriMr have risited se. I nfln in all though hr nn n.P.inV mwfiniT
. I zm vvv 0 -j . - o
legacies. I eral of ih eastern counties bordello? on I till demands, are well calculatf-d to cheer
A mnntr Knr Twejnt were I Virfinia. with interesting results, which I our missionary friends and fellow labor- OR, AND THEIR COADJ U 1 Uiw
IMolaa fir ihn mm B?innil wptp I mil arnvar m thn TPnnrt when nabllsned. 1 pm in fnrpi(rn ronn'ri. Thpsp friends l-lvi I tlx u i OLur-oi i lajuu
7 bequest of Miss Mary Ann Brimmer, I . From Tennessee $2,374 has been re- J all feel that as their missions advance, as
of lioston. by nanas oi wm. u. bonier, i ceivea, ana i.uoo dooks nave oeeu uiucr-1 tneir papws ana convens oeia to reaa,
executor, ana vS,y were receivea irom i ea innner. neany ail mai nas Deep, ac-1 tne uioie is inuispeasaDie to tneir growtn
the estate of the late John ShackfoTd, Esq. I complished has been in the vicinity of I in heavenly things. As these pupils and
by his executor and surviving brother, Nashville, where an agent has recently I converts are rapidly increasing in num-
Wm. &L Shacklord, Esq. of Portsmouth, I commenced his labors auspiciously. Jbers, the. friends of the Bible cause can all
li. ti. tsv a recent letter irom tne exec-1 r rom v lrginia 91 nas Deen rccciv-1 see, tnat means, mucn more liDerai man
ntoT fto whose cenerous assiduity the I ed. and books have been called for to the I heretofore, must be furnished in fatare. i SOUTH.
Board feel much indebted,) it is learned I number oro,94 1 copies. The society ot 950,000 is the least sum which should be Uesoiveed, 4. 1 nat we recommea to
ihflt ihn remainintT nortion of the le?acv tthe State emnlovs an agent ofits own. and nrovided lor ihe comm vear. Will thf I our brethren at tne boutn to speaK out
n r - a - m - - j fj r ' . : ,
LincolnviUe, ITe.' B rother N. J.Robin
son writes. May 10: " The glorious work
of revival is still going on in this region
The Methodists in this town and the Cal
vin ist Baptists in Hope, are sharing very
abundantly in the work of grace. The
F W. Baptist church here has had some
additions, and the prospect of a greater
harvest is encouraging. May the Lord
give a great harvest of souls.,, lb.
"THE AMERICAN BAPTIST AN
TI SLAVERY CONVENTION."
SHOULD SHARE THE SAME EX
COMMUNICATION WHICH THE Y
SO FREELY AND SO UNFEEL
INGLY EXERCISE TOWARDS
THEIR BRETHREN AT THE
will soon be paid over to the Treasury. who nas periormea a long ana interesting Auxiliaries ponder this tact, and do ac- tatir sentiments juuy ana jeanessig on
Books Printed.- toar a tne mountainous parts of the State cording ro their ability, after furnishing this subject, and let the Northern Baptists
, . .D-vu Te bordering on Kentucky. the word of life to those who read it in know distinctly that we cannot co-operate
The whole number ol Bibles ana les- tm-u r'i;--1 1 - .u-.. ..: 4.. M&&. r.A
laments printed in the course ol the year 3g B;, . a . TMbirnpn 9ndfin7 re
n f otm rrv ...!. . . i -i j--
1 An agent from the Parent Soeiety is about
RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.
Nas means can be procured.
Books issued.
The whole number issued since the
, lait meeting is 150,202 making an aggre
irate of issues in twenty-five yerrs 01 a,
795.69a The number issued the last
year is 8,096 less than those of the year exploring and supplying the State. The
nrecedinsr. This is a matter of deep re-1 number of books sent there in the course
to commence an agency in the state,
which greatly needs his service
In South Carolina an interesting Bible I
Convention was held at Columbia the last j
winter, when measures were adopted for
communicate us.
Resolved 5. That the Clerk is hereby
authorized to forward to Cyrus P. Gros
venor, and to the Secretary and Treasur
er of the Baptist Board of Foreign Mis
sions, one copy each of our Minutes.
And in conclusion, advise the Churches of
this Association to be strictly vigilant tn
admitting Northern preachers into their
pulpits and advise them to examine their
credentials, and put the question pointedly
From the Christian Reflector.
DOINGS AT B ALTIMORE.
To those who have read with care the
report we have given in our piper, of the
doings at Baltimore, in the Triennial
Convention, and who have read the Re
flector for the last 5ve or six months, it
gretasallihe examinations made go to I of the year is 2,637, and the amount of would seem that nothing need be said, in to them, whether they are Abolitionists or
show the need of greatly increased distri-1 money received $225. order to demonstrate that it has been the uot ; for we fear that after those in flam-
butions. Several of the auxiliaries have! To Georgia 2,419 Bibles and Testa- settled purpose of Southern Baptists to matory libels shall have been circulated,
not ordered a book in two Tears. 1 merits have been sent, and Irom them az I exciuue irom an nanicipaiion in me man-1 some ot those ianaiics win iransiorm
. - 1 rU A D:iv1 n r O . w v M . U larramani nf T?ri rai rrn M iceinn fT lira all I k.l.u'infn Anful.'nf link 1
. f . . I and Darien have nnited and employed an I sueh persons as were considered decided- endeavor to apply the torch of destruction
Six persons have been engaged in mis i , D 1 1,, r-
Mrii honrh all Inn vmit. and nine 1 . S . . I Ji m:. j ti r I m. . ,
" e- j - -1 taken to exntore rz ot 14 counties. e
more lor a part oi tne year. Al ine pres- fa , d visited six of t
counties.
' thm Mnrl fniinrl
ect umo louneen are ia comraioaiuii, 11. i - u.ir rtf ,k rifhrtt
one in New Hampshire and Maine, fur the Bible.
in inew x or ana ouucw-icui, ao iu i rp vaM i, eon oo; RIK1
New Jersey, three in Ohio and Indiana, , Testaments and from the same has
iwo in-,iiiiuoi3 auu n iiu9 uo u. received $372. This State is in
nLaAI:"1 greatneed of an agent and a thorough
gMi sun vue iu uuudwi w v. I ,nnni
Boove; nowever, ktbduimuuhucu umo. -n, - .T . u v a,jjo
Ihr!,f;!.m.5!! 231 look .afreceied from thence $2,
wuu rtsiu aiucitui uaiw u. mv wumir i ceo
n j - j u: : j I uu.
as ina uoaru may oeea xu3 uuu To Louisiana have been sent 392 books
aiso one ioreign agem igr uxe ubt f . rece:Ted 895o
Operations m the different Slates. I To Arkansas have been sent 150 books.
To the State of Maine, having 13 aur- j An agent has recently commenced his la
il lines, there have been sent the pastyeir I bors in this State with good prospects.
900 Bibles and Testaments, and 91.115
has been received from the same. There
churches. This was done. E!on Ga-
lusha, Duncan Dunbar and J. O. Choules
were excluded from the Board. We have
not yet seen a list of the members of the
new Board, but have learned that several
brethren who, but for their Abolitionism,
would probably have been elected, were j
not as Neale and Turnbull, of Boston,
S B. Swaim, of Worcester, W. H. Bris
bane, of Cincinnati, S. Adiam, T. O. Lin
coln, C. Newton, of Maine, (where no
member is elected, as Maine is an Aboli
tion state) and several others who might
be named, in other states.
These resolutions need no comment by
as ; the reader will make his own.
Our Abolition brethren (toe were not
there) quietly endured the fieTy ordeal.-
But the Union is dissolved, and dissolved
bv the power of slavery. Slaveholders
avowed their determination to dissolve it
and they have succeeded; and now the
Triennial Convention consists of Slave
holders and such Northern men as have
" consented to the deed of them." To
talk of the propriety of withdrawing from
that body is, thereiore, an absurdity.
They have thrust us out. We expected
k and are not disappointed. Neither, so
long as the support of slavery is required
.is an obvious need of a new exploration bles and Testaments, and from thence re-
To aid the Soot h in accomplishing
their oft-repeated threats of having all
Abolitionisis 'excluded from the Board, as a Qualification for membershio on the
To the Territories of Wisconsin, Iowa Spencer H. Cone of NewYork, and we Board. md even for having a representa-
and Florida, have been sent in all 472 Bi-1 believe some others, attended the Slave- j tian in it, as in the case of Maine, do we
and supply of this State.
To'New Hampshire have been sent 1,
Q9Q Bibles and Testaments, and $374 has
.been received from them.
To Fermont have been forwarded 2,
" 969 copies of the Scriptures, and 91,458
received. The Bible Society of this State
have tesolved to raise 05,000 in aid of the
general cause This Society employs an
agent of its own.
From Massachusetts has been received
the past year, 816.696, and 10,539 books
'have been ordered thither from your de
pository. From seven of the counties in
this State, liberal aid is received general
ly. From Boston itself however, less is
obtained for this than for most other soci
eties. There is need of some more effi
cient means of bringing its claims before
ihe churches and citizens.
From Rhode Island has been received
CHI, and 1,361 books hare been forward-
ed. ... . .
From the State of New York has been
received 636,413, and books have been
forwarded to the different counties, to the
number of 52,661 copies. Several of the
local societies, as the entire report will
show, have raised funds to the amount of
about 02,000 ; and ia nearly one-third of
the counties, the work of systematic sup
ply is in progress.
To the State of New-Jersey, 2,158Bi
bles and Testaments have been (sent, and
03,332 has been received from the same.
Three counties are engaged in systematic
supply. v
- To the State of Pennsylvania 13,134
books have been sent, and 09,708 receiv-
1 ed from them in payment for the same and
as donations. Vigorous measures are in
train by the Pennsylvania Bible Society
for the supply of tho State, From inves
tigations already made, it is apprehended
that not less thsa 20,000 familiesire with.
out the Bible.
Totha date of Delaware- have been
rent 43 1 ::L"3, and from them has been
recivel Tha supply of this State
v;z-5 c: spieled the year preceding.
Frzzi Maryland has been received 02,
C:o, and books havelcen forwarded them
to the number cf 6,535 copies.
From the District of Columbia has been
Teccived 02,877, and bools sent them,
139 copies. . . : , .
' To Ohio have been forwarded 8,234
Bibksand Testament:, and C 1,014 has
tcca remitted from them to yc. r tr.osary.
Jrr. 20 cflhe county auxiliaries are
ceived $111.
, From the above sketch of what has
been accomplished by the Bible caose the
past year, it will be seen that in many of
the States nothing like an adequate supply
of, the word of life has been furnished.
In some instances the deficiency is alarm
ing. Something must be done to increase
the distributions in our new settlements.
Agents must be sent thither and books
must be furnished by the older States, or
infidelity and a false religion which choos
es to dispense with the Bible, will make
fearful progress. . . '
Female Bible Societies.
Generous aid has been received as usu
al from these useful auxiliaries one of
which contributed over 02000. Institu
tions of this kind are more peculiarly im
portant since the national Society is, called
so extensively to aid the circulation of the
Scriptures in foreign countries.
Distribution among the Seamen, Boatmen,
and Emigrants.
Great attention is paid to this subject in
some of onr cities, but in none so much as
is required. In ten months of the past
year there arrived in the port of New
York 57,889 emigrants, most of whom
were visited by the agents of the New
York Bible Society. The Bible Society
of Cincinnati supplied in course of the
past year more than 1200 boatmen and
emigrants.. -; , v; ;; ' - . :.
Foreign Operations.
Books have been sent the past year in
larger or smaller quantities to Texas, to
the Mohawks in Canada, to Hayti, to
Brazil, to Monte Video, to S. Armenia, to
I New South Wales, ta Beyrout, in Syria,
for seamen. &c to a German missionary
in Moldavia and Wallachia, (500 copies)
to the Nestorian Mission, for Jews in
Germanny by request a few Hebrew New
Testaments. .
Grants of Money.
To promote the circulation of the
scriptures abroad the following grants of
money nave oeen made: To aid distribu
tions in France, through the Rev. Robert
Baird, agent of the Foreign Evangelical
Society, 0942 55. -
To Messrs. Ropes and Gillibrand of St
Petersburgh, to aid distribution in Prus-
a r i-fc
sia, U1UUJ.
To the BsWaa Bible Society, on re-
qaect, 400, for distributions to Belgium.
To tha Beard of Foreign Missions of
holders caucus held previous to the Tri
ennial Convention, and agreed to tha plan
of pacification. Two tickets were pre
pared; and printedone containing the
names of the former Board, the other not
having thenames of the three proscribed
members. The former of their tickets
was distributed in the Convention, and
afterwards, the la ter. This was the tok
en, the masonic sign, to the slave-holders
and their Northern abettors. They un
derstood it ; and" so without a word said,
the exclusion wns effected. A few ques
tions were, indeed, put by some, whether
members had come instructed to effect
such exclusion, and, astonishing as it must
be to every one acquainted with these facts,
these questions were answered in the neg
ative by Southern men.
Such instructions had been voted by
several southern bodies and had been pub
lished in the Southern papers and copied
into the Reflector. The South had de
clared that with such men as ' Grosvenor,
Galosha and their co-workers," they
would no longer co-operate.
As it is our purpose, at an early date,
to prepare an exposition of the facts i a the
case, which will more fully evince the
falseness of the southern denials at Balti
more, and the tu rpitude of ihe secret
manceavering in the Convention for thrust
ing out the abolitionists, we shall at pres
ent only copy from " the Minutes of the
Twenty -fourth Anniversa ry of the Beth
lehem Baptist Association (Ala.) held
Sept 25th 23ib, 1840," the following
record of that body :
Appointed Brethren Travis, K. Haw
thorn. Bonhara, Schrajbel and Reeves, a
Committee to present to this" body such
resolutions as in their opinion may be
pioper, touching ' the Address ot the
"American Anti-Slatfery Convention" of
New-York, signed by felon Galnsha, as
President, and O. S. Murray, Secretary;
which instr u ment has been sent to most
of the Ministers of this Association.
Whereupon the Committee presented the
following Preamble & Resolutions, which
were unanimously adopted.
" Whereas, a certain paper called The
Christian Reflector, Extra," has been for
warded to
Unurcnes; wnicn paper contains senti
ments abhorrent to our views, and certain
threats against us, as holders of slaves, we
feel that it is our duty to express our
views on th subject. We think our
selves compelled to declare against men
who misrepresent and slander as who
VERMONT TELEGRAPH.
BRANDON, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 1341.
Id" Subscribers are informed that post
masters can forward money, in payment
for papers, free of expense, to them or the
publisher, according to the decision of the
Postmaster General.
When subscribers wish to send pay for
the Telegraph, what they have to do is,
to place their money in the hands of their
postmasters and ask them to frank it to
the publisher.
at all regret the separation. It is done
and cannot be undone. The wound is
made and can never be healed, until Slave
ry is no more in the Baptist Churches o
America.
' A fact fraught with much instruction
to the Northern apologists and defenders
of slavery, may here be stated. After S.
H. Cone had consented to be made the
instrument of the slaveholders for accom
plishing their scheme, he having acted, as
he himself admits in a letter written on
the Monday previous to the Convention,
in the capacity of the Chairman of the
committee appointed in the slave holders'
caucus for carrying the pacification scheme
into effect, after thus faithfully serving
the south, he himself was thrown aside
by the. same men, and W. B. Johnson, a
slaveholder of South Carolina, was, by
Southern rotes, elected in his place, as
President of the Convention.
It now becomes every true-hearted
Baptist Abolitionist to inquire.'inthe fear
of God, what, under all the circumstances
ought to be done. " If any are fearful
and afraid, let them return but the
friends of the slave, who love truth and
righteousness more than their own pres
ent ease and popularity, will have but one
answer to give. The noble spirit mani
fested by Paul, as described in the 37th
verse of the 16th chapter of the Acts, is
by no means unworthy of Abolitionists in
the Bapiist Churches at this crisis ; for,
though modesty and meekness well be
come men and ought never to be lost sight
of, it has often occurred that duty to God
and his cause has required of his people a
firmness which no terrors could intimi
date, and a perseverance which no earthly
obstacles could repress. Love, both to
God and to man, urges us to still higher
efforts. Guided by His wisdom and
cheered by His smiles, our way : is on
ward, our duty is our safety, and our
success is certain.
Hillsborough Centre, N. H. A cor
respondent of the Congregational Journal
says, about 50 have indulged in the pleas
ing hope, that they have passed from death
unto life. A few are heads of families,
many of us as Pastors oflbut the greater part are young from 10
to zu years ot age. Meetings were held
two afternoons and evenings each week
at the commencement of the work. The
spirit of God descended in great power.
On twoevenings in particular it seemed
as though every heart was- melted like
wax. Morning Star.
FURTHER REVIEW
Or REMARKS FROM THE RELIGIOUS (VA.)
HERALD.
This question we know has caused
much anxiety to every friend of missions.
(6) The Convention wa3 formed, and the
co-operation of the South given, with
full knowledge that many of our members
were slave-holders, and that slavery was
sanctioned in the South both by church
and State. (7) We enteredjnto the federa
compact, with a full knowledge of the
state of our domestic institutions. I he
constitution of the Union guarantees that
we shall not be molested or disturbed on
this account by the non-slaveholding States.
(8) We are left to be the sole judges in
regard to the expediency of modifying or
altering the condition of our colored pop
ulation. (9) Whether they shall be man
umitted or continued in servitude, are
questions, the Tight to introduce or discuss
which we have reserved to ourselves. (10)
We entered into mutuarco-operation with
our Southern brethren, with a similar un
derstanding. We have not violated this
compact, we have not changed our ground,
slavery then existed, and still exists
amongst us. The system has not altered
its features has not become more rigid
or oppressive. (11) Oa the contrary, our
slaves within the prts;nt century have
been treated more mildly, food and cloth
ing have been more amply provided : their
religious instruction has been more attend
ed to, and their comfort and protection in
every way more fully secured. That
greater efforts have not been made to in
struct them more thoroughly in the ways
of truth and righteousness, is owing to the
unwise efforts of the fiboliiiouists. By
sending their publications into the South
ern States, they have excited the appre
hensions, and aroused the indignation of
the community. Restrictions have been
imposed and precautions taken, which
otherwise would not have been deemed
necessary. Those masters who felt anx
ious to promote the spiritual welfare of
their slaves, have been impeded in accom
plishing their desires, by the efforts of
these brethren, whose zeal has so unhap
pily outstretched their judgment. Their
labors, so far, instead of ameliorating the
condition of our colored population, have
resulted to their injury, instead of friends,
they have been enemies, so far as the well
being of the slaves is concerned. (12)
Obedience to civil magistrates is most
forcibly enjoined in the New Testament,
and subjection to the governing, powers
and laws of the country. The authority
exercised by the Roman government over
the subjected provinces was tyrannical
and oppressive yet neither our Saviour
nor his apostles, denounced it on this ac
count. They contented themselves with
inculcating the just and equitable princi
ples of the gospel, with the firm persua
sion that if the doctrioes they taagh! and
the precepts they enjoined, should exten
sively prevail, and be fully practised -tyranny
and oppression must necessarily
cease. As citizens of the Union, as pro
fessors of religion, when the laws of our
States prohibit the intioduction of certain
publications within their bounds, we can
not see how these abolition Baptists, with
,a clear conscience, violate these laws.
The plea that such laws are oppressive
and unjust will not avail them. Until
they are rescinded they have no right to
disobey them. They can find no sanc
tion or example for such a course in the
New Testament, (13)
Editorial Note:
(6) Whether, is the " anxiety n of the
South greater, on the score of missions,"
or of slavery?
(7) What then? Does the fact that the
North have joined hands with oppressors,
make out that oppression is no sin 1 And
is a covenant with sin and consequently
with death of binding Jc?"". r.sd perpeto-
extirpators of Montezuma and his hosts tbn
a proiessing innsuaa. it is langu.
to the sy stem in whose defease it is
ployed. It is exactly befitting a derotetv
American Slavery. There is no other h
ing human being from whom it shouli
expected. v
(10) Just as though any set of hou,
beings could take to themselves, txdui.
ly, M the right to introduce cr discas?I,,l:;,
"question" that touches the common in.
ests of the human family. He :a't;-
what they have " reserved jasf as ti
any such things as are thus implied had k
any time and by anybody been coacedei
deny the concession. Show jec
m m i
wuere, ana Dy wnom iv was aad,wji
will show you a baser and blacker treacly
to human nature than can be paralleled)
equalled on human record?. The lasgu?
of this sentence is part and parcel cf t
one that preceJes it. It is a part cf&
dialect of the system it defends. No
Editor of the Religious Herald, &cjt
others who bold to the sentiments be h
here advanced, may as well ucdenui
first as last that the number is large c
rapidly increasing who have " reserred!;
themselves, at the came time they
granted to all others, the right of free k
cussion. And this is not all they mem
exercise this right in the discharge cf
duty towards oppressors and oppressed, c
til oppression ceases and the oppressor
brought out of the prison-house and elem
to the condition of human beings. If n
&ouiriern Dretnren" can not recast;
themselves to our enjoying these rights
privileges, guaranteed to us abundamij V
the Constitution of the United States, v.
much more by the written Word of Rev
lation, and the immutable laws of cutccs
mon nature, written on the hearts ades
sciences cf all men by the finger of Jebij
going to do about it?
(11) Very probably ii "has not beed
more rigid or oppressive," perceptibly
the good and sufficient reason thai it r.
always about as bad as it could be. li
always the vilest system of sin that G
ever suffered lo crush his creatures crtcn
on in impious rebellion against hinsel
(12) This argument of argumerj-t
false assumption that abolitionists mtt'i
doing wrong because, as it is 6hamcl&
ly confessed, slaveholders, professors r
profane, go into madness and insaattjs
their doings, and take vengeance os?
slaves has already been answered andt
futed a sufficient number cf times is
Telegraph.
(13) The doctrine of this paragraph
that Baptists and of course prote
christians generally I suppose are not1
ranted in denouncing "iniquity"
u framed by a law." I ask the Ei
the Herald to tell me what are the ;?
pies, objects and measures of the Bi
Convention, ia connection with who
ings his remarks are made. They sLtl
their own expounders of the course rev
by u our Savior and his apostles." Vo s
not send embassadors to Burmah sf
press instructions to make it a great
their business to denounce "iniquity
by a law" there? What is their ecur
regard to the immolation and inbaaai
widows, and drowning of infants ? '
they wait until these "oppressive
just" and inhuman laws " are " rescis-
before thev " denounce " them ? Not at-
Inasmuch, then, as the Editor of the H"
sustains the Convention in this r
makes his own acts turned in this direct
to demolish his own doctrines turned -other.
See Article 1st of Amendments.
TO TOE BAPTISTS OF VEKJfOSf
Our Baptist friends will bear u
that brother Churchill will, in accord
with his late Circular published ia ths
per, soon visit the several churches u
State, for the specified purpose of UJ
inor mfitortota fnr a rtWTPCA htStOlT
and
vauaua nuiv r
next Convention free of expense, to
posed of as they may think proper.
Brother Churchill will
k1
months to this laudable enterprise,
the least expectation of pecuniary ;
either by the Convention, the Pabhc2f!.
the work, or in any other way. 1' w
fore earnestly desired thai ne w .
with the kindest hospitality of all cur s
-. t 11 mnA receife
on wnom ne iuj --
umeiy aiu ia accumpiii""o
object with the least possible delaf-
Jobs Co
May 30, 1841,
Brother R. Myers ruf tesgned 1W v
care of the Baput chutca la A'
cepted an lanUUon to WtCftg w i

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