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8 2 ent social management, to carry, oat the principles embodied in the foregoing res olutions, but that by associating in Com munities, which shall not in their arnnge merits infringe upon any of the rights of man, we will b enabled, to approximate in our lives to tfoe fulfil meet of these prin ciples, which shall impart equal ity.plenty, " intelligence and happiness to ihe4wnole .human family. v Resolvcl, That the present and prevail irig opinion of consistency' is opposed to progression which is a law of our na tureand that to bind him for the future to the same opinions and modes of action he adopts for the present, is proscriptive 'and unphilosophical. We recognize the probability of entertaining sentiments dif fering in some cases from those we ex press at present, 0.i motion ' , Resolved, That the Executive Commit . tee bj n quested to hold the first annual meeting of iliia Society in the city of New r' Yorft, in May 1843; after which the meeting was adjourned. 4 A. BROOKE, President. . Joun A. Collins, Cor. Secretary, J. Lckins, ltec. Secretary. VERMONT TELE G RAPH. VKUMOxNT TELEGRAPH. Bjandon, Weauedy, February 8, 18,13. fjcj- Writers in the Telegraph speak their own views and sentiments on their own respon sibility. " -.a-' q q q; q J q q TO POST MASTERS Sf SUBSCRIBERS. JCUtturn no more papers, with the expectation of haying them takeriff.oin the postofiice. t It is not the, prescribed way cf doing business. . "Whoever wishes a paper discon tinued, let information be given to the postmaster whero the paper is taken, and let nirn give notice by franking a letter to the publisher, or the postmaster where the paper is published, according to law. "tCThis is siid and done, not because I care -to hold any one to the letter of hu man law?, but because I do not feci in du ty bound to abide by every construction 1 have seen put upon them. Jr5"' The Editor is absent while this .paper goes to press. - f tion lheinmates of Vermont state prison than an equal number of the clergy of Vermont, or of any pirt of New-Eng-lanJ, or the world. The time is not dis tant when this will be seen to be no ex travagant view no ill-founcled sentiment. The priesthood system and church-and-state system are fast developing their hiih erto. hidden "corruptions. Vhile they have lifed up these and trampled down those, they have done violence to the na ture and best interests of hoth. Those whom they elevate they have injured more than those whom they depress. In the nature of the case the fjrmer are plac ed fmherthoh the litter from the reach of goodness and truth. Well did Christ soy wo unto you, scribes and Phari see?, hypocrites ! for ye shut up the king- j dom of heaven against men : fir ye neith er go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them " that are entering to go in. " The pub licans and the harlots go -into the king dom of God before you.'! But to some of my objections to the or ganization, it appears to me that the 3d, 4th and 5th articles of this "Society for Universal Inquiry and Reform," identify its operations too much with those of or ganizations which abridge individual use fulness for the sake of giving power to an unnatural institution. Unless I n.isan- prehend, there is in these three articles mentioned what is inconsistent with the preamble and the 2d article. This may not be on improper place for me to pre sent some of my ' Objections to all Partial Organizations. If none of these objections ' lie against this Society, let it stand. Ctrtainly they will opplyto it" with far les3 force than to any other I have seen. To my own mind.they furnish good and sufficient reas ons for my withdrawal fiom all the un natural organizations to which I have at any lime belonged. If it can be sho wn thai there is nothing unnatural or unchrist ian it. this, most gladly will 1 occupy any place in it where I am desired and can do good. At present I am'unable to see the consistency cf my holding n standing in it. . ; : , - Not that I abandon one of its trae prin ciples. Nor that I will not attend its meetings. I will co-c Derate with its members in all consistent ways. Its ob- A good object is not to be pursued by bad means, auy more than a bad object is to be pursued by good means. Individuals have no right to throw away their rights in communities. And communities have no right to do to indi viduals what individuals have no right to pefmil them to do. Organized communities for the govern ment of individuals are irresponsible des potisms are fearfi'l monstrosities, wheth er in state or in church. These unnatu ral bodies have lived, and cm live, only by devouring the natural ones. Organizations for the purpose of do;ng the work which God requires irdividuals to do, exist at the expense and sacrifice of the individuals composing them. And a terrible sacrifice it has always been. The governments which have been created on the pretext of presuming and protecting life and property, have lived only by de vouring life and property ! The worsfof all these despotic organ izations for the government of individuals, are those which have exercised authority in matters of religion. In all thtse things, the best philosophy may have been used that could be reach ed. And the thin in possession will con tinue to be held to, until conviction is pro duced that something better is presented. Something better there is a deeper, purer philosophy, more worthy of man, more honorable la GoJ. .Glorious days ere dawning and still more glorious are in embryo behind them. - The true philosophy is self-government, founded on an understanding of the la ws of our being of G d, the nature cf man, and the relations be'.ween man and God. and between man and man. The institutions of the present age, OraclelsmPriesthoodim I have been struck recently with the similarity, in many respects, be'tween the doings of the priests of modern temple worship and the priests of ancient oracle (teachinsr. The v are alike in thir pre- tensions to being the messengers to com municate tho will of God their demands for ample pay from those who consult them and their cunning and dexterous a mbigu ity in mak ing their com munica licns. On the most important occasions the responses of the oracles were so per fectly ambiguous as to admit of a con struction turning either way. "Perhap.s yes perhaps no." After the matter was settled and determined, it was time enough to know what had been foreM by- the oracle concerning it ! And whether fa vorable or unfavorable, the thing - that happened always turned out to be the thing thai had been predicted by the priest of the oracle 1 It is so in the ministra tions of the priests of modern temple worship, in regard to anything not already settled and established by popular consent. An illustrative instance has just occurred, a report of which has come to myears. A priest who has a variety cf paymasters to please, feeling himself called on by them, doubtless, for his views cf Non Resistance, approached the subject. Well, what is the response cf this oracle to those who bring gifts and makeinquiries to know -whether Non-Resistance is the thing, and whether it is to expect the fa vor and regard of the presiding genius? " Perhaps yes perhaps no." If so and so, ihen so and so may be, with a con struction! .This iame individual, seven years ago, went into the house of one of his church members, and, finding the Emaneipvor lying on the table, reprovtd people, and they .; every where hea rd him gladly. Be it known to all that lam con-J ten t w i th sue h t reat men t as Ch rist recei v ed, and fully satisfied with such company as he kept. And what is such taunting thrown at those who speak forth the words of truth and soberness, but contempt, and scandal udou those who hear, read and examine for themselves? But there is another consideration. These contumelious and supercilious ones who ask these opprobri ous questions, do not ask what is the truth in the case but who are they that are willing to hear it? Let me have for my associates thqse who ire honest enough to ask, what is truth ? and I am satisfied with my company. . l . . l . . i . i : formed for Ihe redemption of man frofn ne memoer .or nuvmg sucn a papr .n I i . i . Ins nouse, oecause tne subject it treats ot was going to make, disturbance in the his unnatural .state, exhibit a vast and rap id improvement on what has gone before. But the best of ihem vet jrie the com munity too much power over the individ ual.. '" ." churches ! On that subject he has suf fered himself to be driven along and drag ged .along, until he wished now-to be con sidered a sound abolitionist Resolutions Those instrumentalities which have hvere recenl,y adopted by his church -and SOCIAL REPORM AXD HUMAN PitOOHGSS. Under this head will be found, on the first page, the ecorded doings of a con vention lately held in Ohio. It is the best thing ytt, in the shape of an organ tzaioi-because it goes furthest towards jcct ia g;or;0us. Its aim is Goddike. tne iu)rsnnlZii.on oi an nurtmt organ.z- can say lhe same of lho Non-Ristance ations, and jowards organization, or re or- anj Anti-Slavery societies. But as to ganizauonon uue principles, , jmosi oi some olheir wavs and mcan9 i am in the swntimenfs expressed are sound and doubt anJ more than in doubt. But to healtltful worthy of the heads and hearts lne 0Kieciion8. r ...t: t. .1 .-.i mi.. : I irom nuicu uiey einana.cu. jue u-ove. AU parliai Organizations are Disor- m . meni w cause lor congraiuiat.on to tne Ionization of the areat Family. friends of all truth and cooJness; and at . ,ir;,r- ,r i -i .t . . i . -ill 4 V I rint vvronir. unr vvrnnrr riirhf ua selfishness and clanishuess. . ,n. V.f T . .. n . inate this unpopular truth. But fi.id.W .. n,any hoM on upon stlfiabncss They engender jealousy and exclusive- himself diivra inio ie, he at last approach- - - , - - W m v 'llivW j m J ' l..u..L?... r T i. . :i i when they ought to be imluenced alone bv truth. he least violence in themselves will have the most power to overcome violence in others. , Man has nothing to do to his brother, by way of attempting to govern him, but to "overcome evil with good." Truth is the only proper instrument to govern mind with. All voting tends to the sacrificing of principles to numbers. Truth does not depend upon majorities. Voting can "neither make truth error, nor error truth light darkness, nor dark- I believe with his favor excludingslave holders from lhe communion table, and tfje pulpit, perhaps, at home I have not b'tn informed precisely but not, I pre- i 1 1 i sume, irom rengious alliance ana co- opera'icn, abroad! All the while the work has been going oi, dragiitig and driving him to the point at which he has now arrived on this subject, he has con stantly ustd his influence against lhe in strumentalities which have forced him along. It has be'en just so on the subject of Non-Uisistance. lie has coniested the ness light good evil, nor evil good j " ground inch by inch, in his way, asaintt those wha have been laboring to dissem- rvl tin t.i rlin nnrt mrlrit', mtn "'ll .1 , fri I 1 iremuie ana quau as mey reau. i ne ud- The organization oi nations, etates. em- eral Jina benevolent will ii!t up meir heads pire3 an(J king(jotnsand of religious es- ana rejoice. , tnblishments has filled the world wilh But tho work is incomplete. It savors slrifu. and blooj. I r .i... - i.. r.u ; I a i.u.6 u, uu.Kauviueurgau.zaiions ..Qh. for a lodSe h eome vaft wihlerneas, which have so long rmorgamzed the great family of mankind the brotherhood cf mind and soul. The 'preamble and first two articles of the constitution are ex- cellent. I 'do not now See how they "could ba bettered. The terms of mem bership! as set forth in the 2 J article, are what they should be. The last word is the one that completes it "character. Without regard to character, That is it! -It is the noblest thing of the whole. It receives publicans and sinners and eats with them. It gives eye to the blind, feet to lhe lame, and brings in tho poor that are cast out. It embraces human beings, wherever it finds ihcav whether Soma bound'es contiguity of slinde, Where rumor of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or ruccrssful war, Slight nerer reach me more ! My car is pained, My soul is sick with cery day's report . ' Of wrong and outrage with which enrth is fill'd. There is ne fle?h ir. man's obdurate heart; It does not feci fur man. The natural bond Of brotherhood is scver'd as the flax That falls asuuder at the touch of fire. - Lands intersected by a narrow frith -Abhor each other. Mountain? interpoj'd, Make enemies of nations, who hail else, Like kindred drops been mingled into one. . Then what is man! And what man seeing this, ' And h-iving human feelings does not blush And hang bis head, to think himself a man T" - Voting and unnatural governments out of the way, ihere is no need of presidents and committees. All agencies ato a restraint upon indi vidual feedorn. Each individual should be self-employ' ed. To be etnploj'ed by a society is to throjv away one's own identity and indi vidual responsibility is to hire one's self out to say such things as are n quired "by others to be said, instead of speaking the whole truth for one's self, spontaneously. at all limes, and under all circumstan ces. All organizations founded on creeds . . . .. . are a hindrance to progress. They tie down the individual to day to yesterday's thoughts, and thus hinder thinking on. The. tendency of exclusive oranizi- lions is, to taking partial and one sidtd views to tying up lo one sef of ideas' to cutting off-full and impartial inyesiigation Whatever the original objeci of any of on tho throne or on the dunghill in the thCse organizations, from the widst palace or in the ditcL J lt goes into the spreading empites and dynasties, and the ditch not to stay there, or lo associate roost extensive religious platform, don to with any m the ditch but to bring out h,e most insiTnificant cabal. and iut.to.and '10 staJ.vmg lor conUrmation tn received those who have fallen therein. Its w-ork I sect, the tendency is to strengthen and Pirions, rather than fortiuth irrespective cf such onininns- ' v j HUW.U uuiini uuiuic. i Qein stiusnness. ana to weauen anu nin : : . ll would go into penitentiaries ana prison- Her benevo'ence I x "- goj'-r ioiuninry assqci- houses, and under gibbets, and receive in- uQ vas for self government. ) otJ0rl' For. Perfection of Wholesome to its arms every, victim of church-and- rTha individual, bv poinr into- these or- Arrangements. Fbr Christian Order f State violence which the lustful, merciless ganizatrons, "throws away the government aml Regulation founded on Lore, Tor monsters wouia yield. Too long has the f 0f himself, or.commits it to the. unnatural bearanee, Unirersal Vcnerolence- and popular sentiment of the world clothed in hands of tyrants. It is not foreman oGoo;l yitL For DiXorSaHatinbrf ..-!, i. i i . e I . ... . tit. r , r it )ui)iouuuuue micu, aau causeu to iare i rule over his brother, but to rule over i "c,v AIUl" "nz-oj mi rariiai e3 lne subject. '.-"He bt-g nj h love to God an i mm. Does-not carry it so far as to prohibit man-kiiling. But iranifests intention to be a better preacher, and wants his hearers to be a better people. And lhe rich contributions having bi en brought in for the benefi: of the oracle, or of those who preside at its iocan'ations; he must continue to touch upon this ab sorbing .topic, because bis hearers would resort to other sources for instruction upon it, if he should longer withhold. Now, a3 I said last-week, the man, as a man, is amiable, and if he were out cf a perni- cious institution would be valuable. But the cunning craf i iness r quired to support the theology and the juntoism, eats up the Christianity, the humanity and the com mon honesty. If he would be popular, of course he must not be committed before his supporters on an unpopular subject.- It is in lhe nature of lhe case that a hire ling priesthood sbould- be unfaithful to unpopular truth unfiithfat to their Cre ator and their fellow creatures. The time that truth needs aid the most is when is unpopular. And that is the time when a popularity seeking priesthood wilt al ways be found fighting 'against it.- Bui they will generally keep along so near the. line, in the view of their hearers, as to te ready to step over to the right side when their interests require it or lo vas ciliate fro.-ri the one side to lheother, as umptuosly,every day, those w ho are the highest criminals against 'God and roanj while it has doomed to suffering and death the pupils of their instruction and the victims of their violence. This order of ihing3 must be broken up. The source of the corruption must be exposed. The institutions which produce the mis chief must be exploded. It shall ytt ap pear that the puoishers 'are often more guilty than the punished that the preach erf are often moro corrupt than the hear ers. Believe me sincere and honest when I say that I rather take into family jrela- himself. .All organizations, therefore, with pow-lht Sreat Family, under the Eternal er tar govern individuals, are violations. of axcs J ! . nature are transgressions of the laws of God. ' Two dollars recently credited, in Jfone can donbt that individuals; to a I my absende to S. Sherwin, Vergrr.nes, greater or less extent, have had go.od and I should hate been to S. SherwinGraftott" Organizations, and the Organization v lhe aract" he else may be. Their benevolent" intentions, in forming them selves into partial organizations. But goodness of heart has not always been ac companied with goodness of head while, on the other hand, goodness of head has not always been accompanied with good ness of heart. All i3 right on book. , AlbanyWtekly Patriot is the name cf the political Anti-Slavery paper which takes the place of the Tocsin of Liberty. Edited and published by Charles T. Tor rey. A daily is published in connection own interests first. -The interests cf h., nvinity and truth afterwards,. if ever. Wbo are your Headers Jt& Hearers 1 This is a question I am now frequently called on to answer. The religiously ar istocratic among the Jeivs heaped contu mely upon Christi because he made lhe common people his associates. While he did nol look up to the sanhedrim, he did not look down upon the most un pretend-io?- Her went into their temple and their synagogues, and was dragged out; wilh violence. He went among the common For the Vermont Telegraph. A SECOND ADVOT MEETING. Brother Murray: X meeting is now in session, at lhe Christian Meeting House in this town, for the purpose of convert ing sinners and convincing the people that Christ will come in the fog-clouds of lhe earth's atmosphere, in 1843. I at tended several of these meetings with a design to learn their character, and to know ihe truth. of what was taught. I sat in silence through several meetings, hoping to discover something that would led man to the blessedness of Christian ity. There being, as 1 supposed, liberty for all to express their own feelings cf truth on Christianity, after sermon on Wednesday, I arose and spoke thefeel- ings of my own soul, against lhe false religion of the land. I told them that a revival of religion is the same thing in Vermont that it is in Ketilucky or Geor- gia auu re'errea mem to wnai irietiu Green, ( he manager c,f the meetings) had said, that Christianity would do away slavery, and that those who arise to meet Christ in the air must be as holy as Eli jah was; and then I said that the revivals of 'religion in South Carolina did nolre- tnove slavery, nor did a revival of religion in Vermont save men fiom learning and practising lhe art of war and humrn butchery, or from suing at the law, or from man's dominion over man by the power of properly. 1 also told them that they were nol prepared to meet Christ, while they were full of pride, fashion and the love of money : th it thesr tables were spread for idol-worshippers, and the abom ination of false living was about ihem: that swines flesh was on their tables, and that mock blessings were performed over it, while a dish of simple food was eaten witl out cere.nr ny, &c. When I slopped the meeting went on as usual. Soon. Green arose and co nmenced a lirade cf abuse, saying lhat he was glad the devil had appeared in this form, that he might measure swords with hiin. &c saying with a terrible scowl, as thouqh a ho- would squeal fiom every part of him, he did not want such stuff in the house. When he sat (loan, I moved, as my cus torn ever has been, to reply to w I at I Knew was false, but was met by friend Green, and requested to sto, with much apparent authority. Aecdrdirgly I-stop ped. He said the meeting was not de signed for opposition, and then made an appeal to the proprietors of lhe house whether I should be allowed to talk in this manner. He-then called fjr a vote to know whether the like talk could be allowed in the house a large part vot ing against free discussion, and in favor of ihe clerical gag. Ho then called for the contrary mind. I requested .none to ....-. vote on the other side ; fr, said I, you can neither vote truth up, nor down, into the world, nor out of it, and then referred tEem Iq Christ who stood up in opposition to the whole world, making the majority no better than vlhe voice of, the devil. I referred to the Apostles, who, when they were commanded to speak no more in the name of Chiist heeded it not, but spoke with greater energy. I ihen told them plainly that I should speak in that house-, or out of it, or in any other place in lhe universe, regardless of the votes cf lhat meeting, or the world tn the evening, I spoke to t hem on the subject introduced in the afternoon, and told ihem, that those who get rel igion beca use they are made to believe Christ is coming in 1843, will deny him in 1844, if he does not come. I spoke of the licentiousness, that has spread over the land iike a pestilenltil plague, sweeping in its way myriads to an untimely grave, "and then told them lhat their ministers did not preach upon the sntjeci at all. REM ARK 8. The coming of Christ in the clouds of heaven the second time, is to Christendom what the first coming was tchthe Jews.- They were then looking for a triamphant king to destroy their enemies, and give them success. Christendom b now lool m VOL. XV. NO. 2 1; ino for n tvnnrtni(nl li.ilutr nf power in the destruction cf the wicked, afld the success of the saints. I never saw so . much -delusion manifested in so short a time, as has been exhibited ia tiramtrre, lor a snort lime past, oe very" fine man has become so much ex. cited as to produce insanity. Prior toi,j, the excitement of Second Advent: !ir,rt what will become of the deluded niui;i. tude, 1 am not certairi", but think many of them are preparing themselves fjr a seit in an insane hospital, instead of a place in the New Jerusalem, unTetS common sense can be substituted for deluded 'an. im'alism." The lo hereand lo there, ars those who ars teaching lhe Second Ai vent doctrine. They are looking tosorae particular place from whence Christ j3 coming from behind a cloud, to desircy that which they consent is wrong in nil. They are deceiving many with animal feelings of religion, while the treasure c: eternal duration is not possessed the un changeable riches are nol knourn. . Thev have not, as a body, oil in their lam and now when they .are directed to the Great Fountain of all truth, as. the only source of obtaining it, their deluded t riis s are keepjng them back, until they are being completely blinded in the drunken- ness of their own insanity ; and wjietnhe scales shall fall from their eyes, they will barely have strength to kneck, but r.cne to obtain a curative their overthrow is inevitable from the very nature o! ih n js. trr v hft n r jlvrni ci'n rr nnrl Vipinrr rlfi-i-!? m ed, and if it were possible they vcu!J deceive (with their. 'animalism') the vt-ry elect, or those who are acting in hami iny with the attributes of the Divine Mind. -Revivals of leligionuire one thinq all over the world. It is bwv ever not Clnis lianity, but an excitement of m irvelloc? nes?, hope, veneration, &c, to the exclus icnof reflection, and the moral scntiir.eim The devil is used as a servrnt to the priests, to afTrighten soula lo heaven; c? as some are now doing in their teac hii convert God into an arbit ary, viu'tn:, animal being, coming in the clouds, n;cuJ by ihe freaks and passions ( f nun, and then those who refuse to believe in thee dogmas, are denounced as leit g fit cn!r or their own servant, the devil, and l a:gels. A religion like this, is fit on:y to be spewed out of the month of t-my human heing, and lest in endless M;t'. Under this religion, man can sue his brother at the law, sacrifice liis proper; at half price, w'orking it up ii,to peckit money for magistrates, sheriO, cr.d law yers, and then leave him to ft t d on the wind. If the tiger like lisj ositin i.m fested here now, is to be carried to the New Jerusalem, surely no liontM nu would wish to inherit it. The aroiini i.:s they use against those who uppo.?e their scheme, are such epiihtts as fool, tirvi; lie, &c, showing them selves to be p i-' of the same stamp of the old .-cliooi d Papacy.-1 have learned from expt-ritcce and fact, that the priesthood are the great est foes to free investigation andn uth tb' walk on the earth. They ever have bttn as a body; r.ni from the very nature o; the case ever must be, opposed to unpop ular, philosophical truth. Nitunvl phi losophy found its greatest foes in the pi iis hood ; an 1 by tl.em lhe j art of pi in in was said to be of, the devil; They ptr-" cuted Galileo fjr teaching ihe revoiuueu the earth; for, said they, if this is'" it explodes our hell under the e.irth, the Bible is in danger if we are lauc hi lhe sun stands still ; so men must be kill ed, or imprisoned to save the BiWf-- Phrenolooy, physiognomy and huii.ai magnetism have been oppcs.d by he priesthood, until our common school boy' can read thVir dispositions in their scow!.5; and until they saw its popularity atM like a terrible storm, sweeping ii? w'aJ through the ignorance of the world, nri leaving its impregnable truth in the trt-as-ury of every scieniif c mir.d.- The phis opby of mind is developing itse.f . opposition to the false iheology of the d. and causes the priesthood to ci v cut. ma Ideity, heresy, Vand then they look ups their own false fabric as did the Epru"-" and cry, great is the church and H'' hood which the world worship 'or lll craf. is in danger. What is meant nt present day -when a bigoted priest to measure s. vords with an 'opponi'"1 The opponent is to be gaged, tied and foot, and then exposed to the abiSL, 0j the people, according to lhe dictutiui the priest. They aie like a bar.i 0 thieves, trembling and alarmed at iavps gation, while they profess :o have the No' honest man i$ afraid of investig'f but he who has idols or stolen goods ' his pack, will never want it searched"