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truth that wculd prop him up on hie Ihird vhii'.v
1 1 13 nrticle contuins neither proof of hi charge, nor
a nolico of i 1 3 withdrawal, but ho tries (o annuls tun
of the dilemma, by intimating that nfcr nil, ho wn?
not far from right, ns ha had been informed lint nltho'';
Miss Kelly holds these views (no govcrninentUm) the:
'Society dots nnl ndvocato that ductrine, lliey. noi
littvingono so far yot." IIo don't like to nay ho wru
in the wrong, nnd don't dure to say ha was right; t.n'
is liko the Irishman who tried to steer n middle coum
between tho two. 11a informs us of the interesting
fact to quote his own words that "the mountain is
no longer in labor." Here is tho mouse it has pro
duced: "Wo would then state so that it shall be prsj.cily
understood, thnt tho American An'i Slavery S moiy.
is not responsible fur tho individual opinions of its
It would seem to us that tho way faring mm though
a loot, would not neca ma miurmuiiuii wuilii me hit
nld makes such n parado in giving, nnd wo doubt
whelher ho has a single reader w ho will find that his
fund of information is very much increased by tho
intelligence that the Am. A. S. Society enly endorses
tho sentiments of its agents upon tho single question
of slavery, as do tho Biblo Society, tho Temperance
Society, and Liberty party associations endorse the
sentiments of their agents upon tho single question
which they employed them to present nnd sustain.
The object of the agents in meeting his charge by
denial, and a call for proof or retraction, was, that it
able to prove it. ho should do so to their confusion;
and if unable, that ho should mako the withdrawal of
the charge as explicit and as public as his presenta
tion of it. This lie has not done!
We leave it to others to pass sentence upon him.
Be Sure and read.
The ar:icle on our fir?t page. It is from
the pen of Maria W. Chapman, of Boston, nnd we
consider it a document of very grent worth. Let not
i ta length deprive nny one of the pleasuro of its pe
rusal. Certain we are that those who read it will be
strengthed, and feel their spirits refreshed. It will
carry thex lo the Mount Pisgah of oi.r desert wan
derings, and enable them to look into ths promised
land, which we hope ere long to onlor. Such nt
least was the effect it had upon us.
Be Sure and read. Anti-Slavery Bugle---Dissolution.
"Ami Slavery Rugle," is the namo of a new pa
per just commenced at New Lisbon, Ohio, tho first
number of which has been received at this office. Ii
hears IhB name of neither editor nor publisher, 1 til
is printed by our old friend John Fnerr, nnd is put
forth as the organ of iho "Ohio American Anti-SIa-1
very Society " That Society, (as is known in everv
body except a portion of the whig editors, who will
wish to identify the Hugle with the Liberty party.) is
composed ol that class of the Antishvery people of
Ohio who sympathise with Garrison , are opposed In
the Liberty parts', and for the most part to voting at
nil under our government. They advocate a dis-tolu
lion of the Union, on the ground that the Constitution
is essentially pro slavery. nnd lhat a pledge or nail,
to support it, necessarily involves iho support of p!a
very. The Hugle, in its specimen No. lakes tin
ground, and argues it with boldness an I irgenuitv.
Wo aim at the same common end as thai sought
be attained by the projectors and patrons of tho Ru
gle; but wo have no sympathy with the manner in
which they propose to attain that nnd. We are not
s.ire lhat we nover shall have. U'o believe lhat the
Constitution was intended by a mijority of its from
crs, and docs itself possess the elements of Freedom;
and that fairly construed and administered, it will
give freedom to all who dwell under its wings. We
of course mean all, without respect to color or estate,
or place or circum.tancea of birth. When we find
this belief unfounded, and become convinced that the
Constitution does not possess tho elements of univer
sal liberty, we shall go for dissolution. Wo are
Liberty at all events "Liberty and Union, now and
forever" Liberty and Slavery, not a moment, upon
no condition. This is tho ground taken by Mr. Bir
ney, in his opening speech at the recent Cuti'cniiou
in Cincinnati.
We are apprehensive lhat the B ig'e will not fin
an adequate support for tho doctrine of dissolution,
least in this stage of tho Antislavery reform. U
wish it well, not as sympathizing iu tho trait of which
we have been speaking, but for tho sako of tho Anti
slavery 'ruth that must necessarily be disseminated
a discussion ol the value and nature of our Unto;
The above notice of the Bugle, is from the Ohio
American, a Liberty Party paper; w e like Iho greet
ing, and hopo that ere long the Cditor w ill seo with
eye to eye in relation to tho Opinion doctrine.
says, if the Constitution were faiily construed and
ministered, it wou Id givo liberty to ell. What would
he call a fair construction, if not one in accordance,
with the designs of its framors, and the spirit of
instrument? If ho hag read the Madison pipers
4tnows that tho Judiciary havo interpreted it in accor
dance with the understanding and intention of those
who mado it. Any other construction would crimi
nate the lawful interpreters, becauso the constitution
is a contract, and the meaning of a contract is always
to be determined by the intention of tho contracting
f artics. The Editor will also seo tint it "does
possess the elements of universal liberty,"' localise
.inn of it ni'.;;t prominent leatur.-s- - in iho I-4"',S!
one of its frnti,fr "i-i Dmnntu: Slavery'''
If iht! IMi'.i.r is hones!, ho is not intelligent in rela
tion In l!iit pnlji'ct, and if he is, ns wo Bro wilting l"
believe, n sincere seeker nftor truth, bo will bo iU
us when he h is received new lie.ht.
1 .--!' .i .' . f t-i Kim I
flMO nn '"' P""" '" i'".'1' I
I'dif una in a! our li-st IS nnd ho will see It mere n
'ounced the Ohio American Anti-Slavery Society;
in regard to tho l'lilnr, w hen tho child is nntned
wc will announce the fact.
From the Philanthropist.
The Liberty party in Northern Ohio.
Mis Abbv K' llev is now lecturing in the upper
part ol thn State. Wo learn that sho is very seveie
on til! stcts ar.d nil parties, especially, the Liberty
par'v. The papers mention in high terms her intel
lectual "in vor, and her ulntiuenje. Wo hnpo our Lib-
erty Iriends will benrcnmpiaoeritlv her nttucks upon
them, for the sake of iho many wholesome- truths she
otters on iho general subject. Tlu policy of the'
of freedom in Ohio has ever been to avoid
sirife aiming themselves, it seeming to them the better
way, to devote- all their energies against the common
enemv.fU Wo hope tbcv will persist Bteadfajllv in
. - v ' ' , , . , i
ihiscouise, never siitloring themselves to bo niovea
from their prrpneties, never returning railing for
railing, nevsr permitting themselves to be drawn iu
any way to tnko any pnrl in L istern controversies, or
Ho lie ai rayeil tor or agaiusi tiis.ern romoamnis. )
Let thosa who come among us from the Last receive
our hospitalities, and our co-operation, si far ns they
devote themselves to thn catuu i'self; but when the.y
attempt, if they over do, to introduce other matters,
in which 'crsonis rather than Princiilcs, figure, let us
advise them th.t in Ohio, such things aro not to our
tnte.(:l) Astonssaults on tho xiicy or principles
of the Liberty parly, Liberty men are bound to listen
patiently nnd candidly, to whatever may bo urged
against them.
(1) We win bo mistaken, but wo thought that
"the friends of freedom in Ohio" had for somo yors
been contending nno with tho other os to w hich was
the belter plan for tho overthrow of slavery. The
Democratic abolitionist BMirted that the support of
t 10 Democratic party and policy was best, while the
Whig nl ' li'ii nist thought, that his plan of action
ihr.iuh and by tho whig party were tho most desira
bio. Then there were some who advised a separate
political org-ini.Hion, whila others contended that
the scattering, or some other systeoi was superior.
So if our information be correct there has been, aye.
,ind is now, strife among "tho friends of frccJom in
Ohio," unless (he Dr. can prove that iho advocates of
Liberty Tarty are alone worthy to bo counted her
fninds, ami even in r.'icr ranks, wo suspect vomc
ttrife may be found.
(2) Eastern Controversies! Why is not the Dr.
equally opposed to inking part in Southern contro
versies? IIj is very ready to engage in a discussion
ns to tho men's and demerits of Southern slavery,
and that he wili tell us i3 a national controversy: but
when we invite him to discuss questions which we
consider quite ns national, and regard ns oftho tit
most importance to the Anti-Slavery cause, he pushes
them aside as Eastern Controversies! The one
tho breud of life to Liberty Party, but it cannot em
t race tho other and live. Our opposition to that
L'arty is bassd upon principle, and is not a local ,ues
lion. It is neither an Eistern nor a Western contro
vursy, but a controversy about principles, universal
in their implication, and boundless in their extent.
U'o therefore ask all true "friends of freedom
Ohio," not simply "to be arrayed for or against Ivis
tern combatants," but that they snnd by the truth.
h may be in these us it was in former days, that
a star in the Hut shall show to wise men where rests
tho Babe of Beihlehem in his manger-cradlo, un-
I ... ,l. I ,! Ikn n,:..l,l.i 1a . I nmilin..
Known IU lot; t-iuui unu uiu iiio,iliy , lui naiiiuii IU
c J n
ceivo the gifts t.nd adoration of the few simple hearted
but truly w ise.
(3) Does not the Dr. know that as Henry Clay
"the soul and embodiment of whig principles,"
have o'her Persons become the representatives of oth
er Vriiiiiples. When we talk about principles, it
sametimes necessary to talk about the visible repre
sensitive of those principles. If the Dr. will re 11
a little, I think he will see that such things are
to tho taste of Liberty Tarty men, anJ lhat
was as much owing to tho changes which Ibey
upon Clay's name nnd character, ns to anything
lhat ihey two their increase of voles. What
their Liberty Party songs about Persons? Take
following specimen:
"Wo will voto for rirnetj,
We will vote for Uirney,
For Piimey and for Morris,
And for freedom through tho land."
It will do very well for Liberty Parly to
against tho Persons whom Whigs &. Domocrats
aud in favor of their own candidates, but
we exercise tho samo liberty, the Dr. gravely tells
"in Ohio such things ore not io our taste."
have heard considerable talk, and seen much in
Purty papers in Ohio against our eastern friends,
and in a stylo which :ho Dr. would call rather
gnr if found in a whig or democratic print; and
K, ,,., ,, i -, ,,
s7.jm in one of their pnpers about Joshua K.
inM in to believe that tho Dr. h mis-j
on g", win. ii ill'
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niton, ntui ili.it "shcIi tilings arc to their lasto ' when
they rnlvTtci: tho intcreBts of Liberty Tarty.
Captain Walker.
prinnnincnt of eleven months., this bi other has beet.
"c prrccivo by our exchange", that nftor an im-
permitted to t pin his f.inn'y nnd friends.
11 ; remember with what auidity wo read in nur
yourger days, the history of tho Crusaders. Altho'
we felt tint it was a pcrvcited religious feeling whir
led them to engage in a war for tho recovery of the
"Holy Sepulchre," yet our sympathies were with
them, an I we admired their bravery, and their devo
tion to the cause they had espoused. Wj could dot
but aroompiny them to the Initio fi
foss that our interest was more enlisted on tho sidu of
Richard, tho Ltiri hearted, and his chivalrous cum-
- peer?, tlnn on that oftho powerful Siladin with
I 'ivhf)m ,h rimlnnill3i Wl wcrQ c1rrioJ nw.,v
, titnc, by the pomp and circum.tance of war; and
, tho vo'co of reason and humanity was drowned by
' ,hc ra,t, 0f a.v,,r!?, ami the bstllo cry of tho warriors
,, , ,, , ,!,, 1Tr. . ,,. .
ns thev r,i:i'?: to Iho conlltct. It j syrnpathisad witn
( the so -called Ciifistinn lni-ht, not only in his tri-
: umphs upon tho battle fl?ld, hut in the hour of his de-
, u-, tllt)ll,,ht 0f xm a9 ie eM ia i!(J oncinefs
and wo con-
of bis dungeon a prisoner to tho Paynim foe, a fet
tered captive in a foreign land. They, by whoso side
he had battled were ignorant of his file; or knowing
his condition, were powerless ta rescue. ITho shall
hear, thought we, lite tidings of his capture and im
prisnnunnt to tin wife of his bosom? lriio shall
toll his prattling babes that their father is tho inmate
of a dungeon in Pagan land? Wearily, oh wearily,
seemed tho flight of timo to him. Diys lengthened
into months, months become to him as years, and in
hi? contemplation, years seemed boundless as eterni
ty. Yet amid all his loneliness and desolation he for
go! not his vow. The honors and emoluments which
n.ii.lcl power held out ns a lure, promising him pos
session if he would alju-c his religion, wero valueless
ir. his 8;ght, for ho remembered tho red cross of the
crusido which was fastened upon his breast. Day
after day pased wearily by. Night succeeded to
night. Tho one brought no rest, tho other no hope.
At lengib the long wished for ransom arrived. Joy
to tho cnptive! his f'ottors wero broken, his prison
door unhnrrcd, and ho was once mare freo. Ila went
forth; and moved proudly among his companions, for
his vow was unbroken, tho cross still rested upon his
bosom. His faith was strengthed by the trial to
which it had been subjected, and thenceforth his battle
cry was among the loudest, and tho waving of his
plumo seen in tho forcmoft rank.
Little did we think that it would bo our lot to live
in nn oe, when n greater enterpriso Ihor. that in
which the Crusaders engaged, would claim our atten
tion ;nn enterpriso which somewhat resembles it, save
that this is n higher nnd a holier war, and is to be
fought with moral weapons nlonp. Theirs, was fur
the redemption of tho "Holy Sepulchre" n Fpot
which they reverenced, because in it was laid the
rftnd body of Je'ii?. Ours is for tho redemption ol
the Templo of tho Holy Ghost, where is enshrinnri
mo living imago tu tioo inc , atner. They were
fnmmoned to the battle field, by one, who until then,
had lived nn unknown nnd secluded life, nnJ millions
listened to the words (r Peter tho Hermit as to the
voice of inspiration. Ha who first raised tho standard
under w hich we rally, w ho first sounded in this land
tho battle cry of "Immediate Freedom for all" wos un
known to fame, was without influence save that ir.fiu
ence w hich the preaching of truth over gives to i's disci
ple,and the prejudices ofthousands were overcome, and
they learned that histeachings were those of a faithful
follower of Jesus. The entornnso f ir tho redemption
of the "Holy Sopulchre" equally commended itself to
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IU- r . . . , . ' .
i nil nrnfeCQinir rnfiqlinna u-ntiM nnmnA In . :ilA..t
. ..i . - - . ... , ii.iiu i-i.ipg mi i ivmiiMji
cisely it
listinction of nation or people. Tho enterpriso which
contemplates the emancipation of Iho slavo, is one
which commends itself to every human soul one in
which every man should take a part if he have the
feelings of a man. Their enterprise was prosecuted
by physical means, ours by moral only. Their wea
pons were carnal, ours are spiritual. Their undcrtnk
ing foiled, ours will surely succeed unless God is foil
ed. We, like them, have had our soldiers slain hv
the enemy, and our warriors led into captivity. The
gurgling ol l.ovejoys tiiooif at Alloo, and the con
linued imprisonment of Thompson, and Burr, and
I orrey attest trie truth of what we eflirm.
Ono of our brethren has but now been redee.nej. The
ransom has been paid by his friends, and tho Christian
Pagans of America have thrown open his prison doors
I or 11 long monihsdid he nine in heart-sickness in
worse than Paynim dungeon. For eleven long months
dirt ins wile and Utile ones mourn ovor Ins cantivitv
We can now rejoiee that he is free. IIo comes forth
Irom his prison house, not with iho cross of tho cru
sade taBiened upon his breast, but with a branded
nano.me eviconce 01 nis love ot mercy, and of the
slaveholders crueltv. That branded hand is to Jona-
man watKcr what mo red cross was to the Knights
the crusade, only far moro honorablo. Let that
hand bo nplilted in tha sight of all iho American
people, and lot ihcm be told, and made to feel that
was by direction of thair government, under tho laws
which their agonts had established, and which other
of these agents executed, that tho red-hot iron was ap
plied to tho quivering flesh of ono of their own citi
zens. Lot Walker tell of whal he has suffered m
inato, when
erty vul-
wc I en,!,Cola prison, nnd Work relate his experience
, a Mississippi penitentiary. And when tho sympathy
tl,9 CO.timUOllV is CllK.lpd.n their hnti.lf U,,l..
(iid ' remind tho people that Torrsy and Thompson,
IVnr, ami Fairbanks' flre yel grinding in ths prison
House, where Ibey have thrust them. Let them bo
undo to understand that if these, our brethren, have)
nir-icd and are yet siiffo'ring much, thn t the slaves
ut tho Smith, our other brethren, are suffering more.
That it these were imprisnnrd,and lacerated, and bran
dec", (ho?n have to sutler all these tortures of the body,
and loendurntbnt fettering oftho spirit, tliol crushing of
iho intellect, which is the greatest wrong that man
n.i imhet upon his brother. Let thn conviction ho
forced upon ihcm, that it is hv their consent Si approv
al that theso thinns ton. are donp. that thev leenhza all
the airociiics that are perpetrated upon the suffering
CirThe following is a very fair hit at Liberty
"May it plcnsolhi court, the plaintiff in this action
Prosecutes my client, tho defendant, for damages sus
tained by loaning us a kettle which ho avers was re
turned unsound.
Now may it plenso your Honor, we am ab'e to
show beyond the possibility of doubt, that wo are not
liable in this euit, in three, distinct, specific rny.
In tho first place we shall provo we never borrow
ed the kettle. But if we fail in this, we shall then
show that the kettlo was cracked when-we borrowed
it. If wo still fail here, in the third place we
tihnll prove, most conclusively, that the kettle was
ichole when we returned it."
May it please the people, tho plaintiff in this ac
tion prosecutes my client, the defenuenl, fur dama
ges because he refuses lo sustain Slavery as constitu
tionally required in accordance with his oath.
Now may it plcase'youritIIonors, wo are ablo to
show beyond the possibility of doubt, that we aro not
liable in this 6uit, in three, distinct, specific ways.
In the first place we shall prove "we never borrow'
ed it" never sworeto sustain the constitution. But
if we fail in this we shall then show lhat it "uas
cracked when vc received it" that is, it is immoral
nnd theroforo not binding. If we still fail hore, io tho
third place we shall provo most conclusively, that it
is even now "entirely whole'''' being Anti Slavery in
its spirit and tendency.
Abby Kelley's letter.
Our friend Kelley's letter was written in haste, and
ftcr it appeared in the Herald she saw in it an ex-
prsesion which docs not convey all that sha intended
should. She designed to say "The American A.
Society is no) more opposed to human governments,
than tho Presbyterian Church or Liberty party pro
fess to he." She holds lhat the latter, by its "privafa
construction" doctrine, has become in,fact, a no hu
man government party.
Wa have several communications on file, which
will probably find place in our columns jvery soon.
iv a nope our correspondents will not be impatient.
that a Deacon af thn Pre:
byterian Church in Canficld had somoihing like thn
following conversation with his sabbath school pupils
a short time since.
"In what way does a person show that he is asham
ed of Christ?" asked the Deacon.
"By committing sin," replied one of his scholars.
"A very good answer! can you tell mo how h
shows it?" said the Deacon to another.
"By breaking the Sabbath."
"Right? and what is your reply?" ho asked d.
dressing a third.
The third pupil hesitated, for she eould think nt
nothing;that was not included in committing sin or
breaking the sabbath, so the Deacon furnished her
with the following answer, which for originality and
brilliancy of thought, far transcends any doctrine in
Christian philosophy which has been discovered since
the commencement of the Christian era.
"A young woman who travels the country to lec
ture, in company with two young men, by so doing
shows that she is ashamed of Christ."
Rich! Anti-Slavery Meetings---Double series.
I Massi Ion. Mnn. Tiip. nnd U'u,t
P iria. Thnra. Vri nnr! 3
Stephen S. Foster, of Ne-v Ilamnshire and Abbv
Kelloy of Mass., will attend meetings to be held at
Cleveland, Cuyahogn co. Thursday, Friday, Satur-
oay ana sunuay, August 7, 8, 9, 10th.
Chacrin Falls, Cuyahoga co. Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday, August 1, 12, 13u.
Painsvlllo, Lake co. Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
"UK"" l;, 10, 17th.
Austinburg, Ashtabula co. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday, August 19,20 21st.
New Lyme, Ashtabula co. Friday, Saturday and Sun
day, Ausust 22, 22,2t.h.
TVarren, Trumbull Co. Monday and Tuesday An
g,,s' 25, 2(ii:.
Youngstown, Trumbull co. Thursday, Friday Sa
turday and Sunday, August 282!), HO, 31st.
Giles B. Stebbens of Mass. and Isaac S. Flint of
New York will hold moetinr-s at ihe'followinz places.
R.avennn, Tuesday and Had. August 12, 13.
I Randolph, Tnurs. Fri. and Sat. 11, lii, lfiih.
" 18,19,20th.
" 2 1. 22. 23d.
Mt. Union. Sun. Mon. Tues. 2 1, 25, 2tith.
Augusta, Thurs. Fri. and Sat. " 23, 29, 3()th.
Hanover, Sunday 31st.
The meeting at Mt. Union will commence at 10
A.M. at all the other places at 2 P.M. Tho hour
of gathering on tho second, third, and fourth days
wilt be in iho forannnn at 10 o'clock, and at 2 o'cl'k
in iho afternoon.'
Will tho friends of the causa see lhat full notice is
given in their respective neighborhoods?
Papers friendly lo free discussion please copy.
These meetings are free to all, who desire either
to hesr or speak upo American Slavery.

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