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"No Union icilh Slaveholders."
VOL.. I.
NO. 5.
At onp dollar and fifty cents a year in advance, of two dol
lars if not paid within six months.
From the N. Y. Tribune.
Texas Matters.
We hope our renders ore thoughtfully considering,
or will so consider, the recent advices from 'twas,
especially on these piinisi
I. That President Polk is now pouring the troops
of the United States into Texas, at a soason when the
jowrr pari nf that coun'ry is the most unhealthy end
when its Vice President has just died of fever;
2. That these troop are to lake post at the outset
hryonil the recognid limns of Texas and in what
Mexico regards as a pnrt nf her State nf Coahnlin;
That this disposition is exported to compel
peco or immediate hostilities on the p ut nf Mexico;
I. Ttiat the current of Texas conversation at
Austin implies that Mexico moy now obtain moncij by
consenting to Annexation Uncle Sum of course
handing over the foresaid;
5. That Texas is involved in hostilities, not alone
with Mexico, but with the great body of Indians in
what she claims m her territory, who menace her
capital and have recently killed tier citizuns very
nenr it. ' .
(. That she has no troops nor other defensive
preparations, but looks to our Government to provide
nnH pav for nil;
1. Thnt her Convention, as her President and
Congress hud previously rlnnr, profess to consider the
terms of Annexation proffered l.y onr (5..vernmnnt
very hard for Texas! hut assent tn them pro forma.
expecting to obtain better terms on account ol their
niagnanimity ir. so doing; and
8. That the Convention is proceeding to form a
Constitution carefully preserved from every mint til
iillraism ( term quite commonly used to designate
whatever is favorable to Human Rightsand Liberties.)
Of coiirs" the "peculiar i'ls'itu'imj1' will be well ful
filled therein.
These mailers ore worth thinking df.
From the Ohio American.
The Virginia Outrage—Case of Daniel
Mil Rice:- On Monday evening, July 28;h, IS 15,
I wj itnroduc-d to Daxiki, PaRtbii;k, hy a Iriend
residing at lilyiia, Lra..i county, Ohio. Diniel,
who is now more than sixty years of age, and who has
bnen a slave in Virginia , since his birth, ws union"
ihe six slaves, claimed by John Howard of Wood Co
V., who tried to escape on I lie U,h ult. '
Joseph Romaine, a Biplist minister residing nn
"Washington Bottom, Woo.l county, in the neighborhood
i f the slaves of Howard, and who frequently labored
viih them by the day for said Howard, begun, (as Dan
iel says,,) -'a year ago IlsI corn planting." in persuade
ihem to escape from slnverv and thus nv.ud the al
most certain fte of hetngsold down the river.
Notwithstanding Roll)S,c was in almost daily in
Vreourse with the slaves, vol ho could not draw from
them u declaration that ihev wished to be free till he
floored them tha t fie had secured for them the 'svmpa
thies and assistance vf a number of true An .lition
isrs, on the Ohio side of ihe river. Not smi-fiad wiih
this even, they did not in the least give in to his mea
sures till they had been plied hy him ur ncary
twelve month. Al first he proposed to bring about an
interview between the staves and Abolitionists, in
soma sequestered sp.it on Howard's planution noa r
the river; not being utile to persuade any ,le
from Ihe Ohio side to como over, hr was obli
ged to g.vo up Ihe idea f trapping the fnenris ol
the slaves on the Virginia side of the Ohio. Nt dis
couraged by these untoward circumstances, he began
pain lo work upon the fears of the slaves of Howard
Lvery sale of a slave down the river, was made
known to Howard's slaves, with the most palnf,, mj.
nuleness. After he had alarmed them almost to fren
zv, he proposed to Diniel Partridge and Frederick
Gay, tne husband ol Hannah Gay. and father of Ma
ry Cny about fourteen years old. of Harriet Gay.
about five years old, and of Burnett Gay, about thice
y ears old, lo cross in a skiff to the Ohio side, to a par
t.culai out-of-the-way place, designated by said Ro.
name, where they might bold a conference with the.r
bondagT ' ' ",eir dt3Sifed eSC8fe from
After Ihe slaves gave their consent to this move
tnent, Romaine went to the Ohio side and en-aged two
o.en to meet ihe.T. between a small creek a"nd an old
neglected gtone quarry, where the river bank was
steep, and screened hy a thick wood beiwixt ihe road
end river.
The arrangements now made on the Ohio side, 'IIis
Reverence" returned to inform Daniel and Frederick
where they might sea ihe.r Ohio friends that ev.no
As no boats or skiffs are suffered to remain on the V,"r
oia side at night without being locked lo same strong
post or other fastening, R,m ine engaged to procure"
u hour. 7 h g he did, and the two slave, had an in.
erview wh their friends unmolested. The next dy
Ko.naim, called on them early to k0w how they iked
the Ohio Abolilionis... Very well, they said, vet they
did not feel will.ng l0 pU, themselves under heir r ro
IhT'iao ,hey hdd " ,om8 0,he" 'g !! 'wP
To satisfy the 8les, and lull the men of Ohio into
fecuri.y Romaine so arranged matiers on both side,
hat another conference w. held at ,l)0 old , y. S
tJ.f. on ,h. Omo side, v,he fnrf,y ai$t J2
!. 1815, was fixed upon as tie time when the six
slaves held by John Howard of Washington Bottom,
Wood county, Virginia, would start upon the under
ground railroad for Queen Victoria's dominions Ro
maino was told of what had been agreed upon at the
last interview, and promised that he would provide
ihem with a suitable craft to take them all over, with
their baggage, at once. In this he failed, baing una
able, as he said, "to get the loan" of the boat he had
intended. Tho rnlnrod men hnA n roani-t In an ntit
pemgue, which had been drawn up into the mouth of
ii porno xirenmanrc aiianmwea as useless. '.Vhtle Ihe
men were bwbv after the old perogue, Romaine came
lo the cabin of Frederick, and told his wife to admon
ish her husband anil Daniel not to leave tho Virginia
shore till after midnight, that the people on both sides
might all be io bed and asleep. The men were detai
ned so long in gelling ready their old perogue, getting
meir iiuiigs on noarfi, anu crossing the river, that Ihey
did not reach ihe Ohio side till about two o'clock in
the morning of Thursday the 10th ult.
They found six friends on the Ohio side of the riv
er, ready to help ihem at their landing. The Ohiunns
took the baggago cf the slaves, and directed Daniel
and Frederick intake up ihe two small children and
follow ihein with ihs wife and daughter, up the bank,
to ihoir homes. One of the white men marched di
rectly up the steep bank with his load, while the oth
ers took n diagooal course up the bank toward the
road, hich ran along the hill side in a course with the
river. When Ihe first man got to the road, Diniel
says he heard him exclaim, "Don't stab me shoot me
if you Hare." He did not hear a word from tho Vir
ginians Iving in umbuscnde, till the Ohioins who were
lending them up the bank, turned about and ran down
to ihe river's brink, and then up tho river, in hopes to
elude their pursuers in that direction. Upon this
movemrnt nl ihe escaping party, Daniel says he soon
beird the loud tramp of the Virginians in the road
above Ihem, running with al! speed lo head those who
were endeavoring to flee from them. They ran in
this wb v for some distance, when a party of ihe Vir
Cinians poured down a small ravine, and came to tho
river ahead of ihem. Here a scuffle took place, in
wbh Daniel says two Oliioans were taken, which
with the one taken at ihe road, mado three that were
captured and taken over the river, and lodged in tho
Parkersburgh jail. When the Virginians camedown
lo ihe river, and were endeavoring to secure the Abo
litionists. the slaves turned upon their heels, and ran
down the river to mako good their escape from their
masters They were pursued by George Howard.the
son of John Howard, their master, and by Parry Lew
is, a cousin of George; who, loaded as ihe slaves were,
gained upon ihom so fust, thai Daniel savs he was for
ced to drop Harriet, whom he had carried in his arms
till then. Soon after he set down the child, he struck
a rock with bis foot, he says, which brought him down
and Hung his hat from him in Ihe fall. He recovered
as soon as possible, seized his hat, and flung himself
under ihe root of a large sycamore which had been
turned up by tho wind. Just as he foil, a pislol was
lired by one of their pursuers, more with tho intent to
alarm than lo injure them, he thinks. Ensconced un
der the roots of the old sycamore, his pursuers passed
him without scents him: and mum ofio.- . ,k
, r -Ml MIC 1.11111-
mand ol young Howard, another mat.,1 aa r,.A . ,i,
. - n --- "uomcu a, nit
fleeing slaves. I his brought thorn (o, and ihev were
all soon taken back by ihem, in view of his place
a' I i - . . .1
. ."....I. ..lieu passing mm, Howard inqui
red of his cousin Lewis, if the slaves were all la
ken' T o which Lewis replied, he believed they wore.
At this juncture, D.miel heard a crv from one of
the Oh.oans-"Don'lchokemesoj ifl have done any
Hung against the laws of my state, I am willing to an
swer for it; but I am not willing to bo taken over the
river to be tried by your bloodv slave laws." At this
a voice, the voice of Wyatt Lewis, ho Ihinks, was
beard, "Como along, you dami.'d abolitionist, and eel
into the boat, or 1 'II drag you inlo it." "U t up then
on I. your lect.jyoti damned rascal, and get into the
boat, was the quick reply of Lewis.
After this, Daniel says he heard nothing that he
could distinctly make out, except oaths and loud talk,
nil the marauding party on the Virginia side, when
a shout ol victory was sent up bv "the chivalry" of the
Ancient Domtnion," attended by the discharge ol
four pistols, or nlles; he could not tell which.
Djniel says, that after the shout of victory sent up
from l lie Virginia side had pnarl ,.i,..; . r .u .
. ... L .wining- iiijiii me
chili, jutting out towards the Ohio, from tho north, he
Lre, irom ins nioing plnce, and made his way up the
bank towards me road above. There he soon fell in
with friends, who look him lo a house, and immediate
ly as soon as the steam could be got up, s'artcd him on
the rail way lor the North.
Diniel says, he is perfectly sure that George How
ard, his younu master, and Pm-ru I p.. i. i ....
c - -. - . . j j.w ip, a , nun 1.CW'
is ad yau Lewis, all of the.n cousins lo George
l . i ,7 ",ug no sixteen armed Virginians,
who boldly dared lo attack six umirmH .i ..
ble citizens of Ohio, ir. the dead hours of night; while
Iheso unoffending citizens were engaged in the dis
charge of the high Christian duty enjoined upon eve
ry son nnd daughter of Adam, (viz.) '-Jlemember those
... uu.i.i, ub uouoo wun mem," and "Whatsoever ye
would Dial men should do unto you, do ye even so to
ihem; for this is the law and ihe prophets."
But ihe decision of the called court of Wood county,
Virginia, may well disturb tho equanimity of Ihe as
lute judge, and far seeing editor of the Gazelle. By
that decision, ihe very office from which the alarmed
edilor has dared to pen his philippics ogaiusl the proud
slate of irgmia; tho city even, in which ho lives, as
sured as he thinks himself, that his residence is in the
great and growing stille of Ohio, is at tins moment, as
is it has been for many purposes, now nearly a quar
ter of a century, a part and parcel of that chivalnc
offshoot from "ihe Ancient Dominion," "the gallant
state of Kentcuky."
The colled court at Parkersburgh, have passod a
solemn legal decision, that the jurisdiction of the stale
of Virginia extends not merely to high wator mark,
hut "to the TOP of the North tce.il bank" of the Ohio
river. This decision transfers ihe right to the juris
disiion nf the city of Cincinnati from the state of Ohio
to tho state of Kentucky. This, if submitted to, will
proi-c a more important extension of slavery, than the
Whig dreaded annexation of Texas.
1 o be serious, it seems that the slave power hag be
come so elated with her triumph over all the legitimate
principles of a free government, that constitutions ar.d
laws aro more cobwebs in the way of her rough shod
march to unmitigated and universal tyranny. Will
the Mitliorittes of Ohio inlernose. to arrest her in her
mad career? "A'ou rerrons," as the senior editor of
the onion, at Uashington city, has been wont lo dis
pose of uncertainties heretofore.
'I here needi but little remark upon Iho deceptive
and wicked course of conduct pursued by Joseph Ro
maine, a Baptist minister, &c. For more than a year
this unprincipled man, while pretending lo break "the
bread of life" to his ignorant, confiding hearers, was
hand ant! glove" with the slaveholders of IVbod coun
ty, plotting with thorn how to wreak their vengeance
upon Ihe Abolition portion of h's hearers in Ohio.
His first object was to get them into Virginia and
seizs ihem there. Io this he failed. No other plau
sible schemo retnaiticd but the nefarious one he carri
ed out but too successfully on tho Oth and 10th ult.
"Verily, ho shall have his reward." IVonder if he
will give up that portion of his lato charge in Ohio?
Yours for humanity,
Cleveland, August 1, 1845.
Mob in Indiana.
We have already nnnrised on- render of n Ann.
tardlv mob in Indianopolis on .no 4lh of July, in
wnicn acoioreJ man was killed Jor his complexion!
The Sentinel, the State Democratic paper, represen
ted the colored man murdered, na n mnnitu Ini.fT.inoiuo
manjjvhp (,3d purchased bis freedom many years ago
Tno Cincinnati Herald has obtained from nn no
thentic source, further particulars of this most horrid
The nonr fellow wag murdered hv n nnnrr nfdritnb
' H " "rS
en ruffians, in the presence of wo hundred people
multitudinous voices exclaiming at the limo, 'Kill the
d d nigger, kill him.' They beat him after he
uas dead. And as h6 lay with the blood bubbling
round him, the cry aroso for more blood. The nig
gers are pitting tno thick, and they ought to be thin
ned out' 'I would as lieve kill a nigger as an ox'
Damn ihem I wish every one was shot, and the
Aboliiionisla too' were the exclamations hich
broke from their infuriate lips. No effort was made
to stay the mob. though at anv moment them v
enough of f;ood society to arrest the violence. In
. -, w. -..w uiutubici, was bcikbu.
Another remained in town 31 hours after Ihe deed,
when, a warrant being issued, he slipped off.
When the first arrest was made, as the crowd was
passing the Post Office, ono of them, a member of
the City Council, brutally assaulted De Puy, the ami
able edilor of ihe Indiana Freeman, who abandoned
his parly last fall, because of its devotion to slavery .
Other violence was threatened, when a christian pro
fessor told him, that he must leave the street or he
would be murdered. Da Puy expostulated, but ihe
replv of the man was, 'You have no friends here.'
De Puy escaped, and it was well he did, as the mob
made diligent search for him, for an houf afterwards.
The Council man who had assaulted him, in order
to forestall all complaint, got a fellow of his own
kidney locomplnin of him, and he was fined two dol
lars'. As the Justice was filling out the docket, he
requested him lo make it three dollars, and let him
give the Abolitionists another whaling;' and as he
left, be remarked that he knew 'just what it cost lo
whipar. Abolitionist. The brute! Perhaps he may
be mistaken!
During all this time, it is slated, tho good people
of iho city indulged in tho most inflammatory lan
guage. On the following Saturday, however, be
coming ashamed nf thomselvcs, or recollecting prob
ably the use which might be made cf the outrage
against themselves, Ihoy raised a suUcription, and
hired two lawyers lo prosecute the murderer. A
deputation, consisting of the Rev. Henry Beecher
anu a lawyer, waited on Do 1'uy to advise him to say
nothing about tho murder!!!
This is so stranne, so mortifying, so gross an of
fence against justice a minister of Jesus Christ, a
professed Ann Slavery man too. interposing to pre
vent ihe exposure of an act of infernal alrocity, and
ihe denunciation of conduct on the part of respocla
hie cilizens, utlerly disgraceful that we would not
believe it, were it not for the character of our inform
ant. 03-Lel De Puy stand his grounJ. He has friends
out of Indianopolis, if he has none in it. The lime
will yet como, when some of the discreet men there
will think even hitn a respectable man. as those now.
who are not fair weather Iriends, deem him a noble
spuiied one.
"C-mic join i tic Abolitionists
Case of Kidnapping.
Correspondence of the Boston Atlas.
ELKTON, Cecil Co., Md. July 19, 1845.
An incident of recent occurrence in this neighbor
hood, has just come to my knowledge. I hapten tn
relate it to you, as a fair instance of thn scenes and
transactions which the Annexation of Texas, and l ho
consequent extension nf the area op slavery, bring
along with them. That most horrid of the awful
features of domestic slavery, slave breeding and the
domestic slave trade, has received a dreadful stimu
lus from the rise tn the value of human chattels. In
ibis Slate slaves area burthen lo their owners, and
could we compel Ihem to be kept within the bounda
ries of the State, and only leave it to go into freedom
from bondage, it would not be many months before
it would be a free State. We are now apprehensive,
though Heaven grant our fears may be without foun
dation, that slave-breeding mav become profitable, in
consequence of the increased demand for slaves to be
sent to Texas.
Our neighboring little sister Delaware is already al
most a free Stale. Her slaves are hardly three per
cent, upon her whole population. Hor laws prohibit
the exportation of her slaves. Slave brooding is,
therefore, almost a thing unknown, and the number of
her slaves is very rapidly becoming less and less.-"
The cause of freedom and regard for human rights
is fast gaining ground in that State, and it will not be
long before tho las', vestige of the curse is wiped
away from her soil.
A few days since, a free negro, in a town between
Wilmington and this place, was convicted of riotous
and disorderly conduct, and was sentenced to servi
tude for a year. His purchaser finding him of no
value to him, in consequence of his idle and intracta
ble nature, sold him to two worthless fellows belong
ing to Maryland. Indulging the fellow's love of
drink, it was no difficult matter to ply him so well
with liquor asto intoxicate him. In that condition ha
was persuaded to set out with them for Baltimore, to
have, as they told him, a good time. On their way
ihrough this town, suspicions were excited that was
not right. The Sheriff had the moo stopped and ex.
amincd. They produced the bill of sale for tec dol
lars, and claimed him as their slave, and insisted up
on their right to travel with him through the State.
Before the examination was concluded, they contrived
to make their escape with the man. Guilt is ever
suspicious and fearful."' "
No little excitement was caused in consequence.
The people have in tho place all turned out and
searched the country round. They were overtaken
and brought back, and were fully committed by tho
Sheriff to take their trial at the next session of the
Court in this place, upon several indictmenis. for
kidnapping, &c.
There can be no question that it was llieir intention
to lake the man to Baltimore, and to sell him into per
petual slavery, violating, in so doing, not only the
laws of Maryland, but of Delaware a'so, which pro
hibit such an exportation, as those of the former
forbid the importation of slaves.
There is fast springing up in the minds of the peo
ple of this section of the Slate, a strong feeling against
the institution of domestic slavery. It is felt to be
a bitter and abiding curse upon the white population
even more so than upon the slaves themselves
begetting a general disposition to indolence and idle
ness, and Ihenca to dissipation, and the whole cata
logue of vices and crimes of which idleness is the
fruitful parent. In the parts of this County that
lie upon Pennsylvania, slavery is almost unknown,
and in the whole, there is not more than one slave
in everv twenty of the entire population. If the
North will let us alone, or will only treat the snlject
in a kind and forbearing manner, I have great hopes
that the spirit now abroad in the Northern portions of
this State will extend itself more and more, until the
whole State shall be controlled by its influence.
Who would have thought, three years ago, when
that infamous Convention was holding its sessions in
Annapolis, to devise a code of laws for which devilish
and diabolical are terms loo mild who wou'd have
thought that here, in the slavehoiding State of Mary
landhere, too, in Cecil county, this quondam hold
of ruffianism and Loco Focoism, the whole communi
ty would have turned out in mass to prevent the trans
portation of a negro to endless slavery f No matter
how had was the character of Ihe black, he was about
to sudor a grievous wrong and, at the call of tho
agent of the law, the country is aroused, the man is
rescued, ana a blow is struck at Ihp monstor Slavery,
that rr.akes him stagger, reel, and tremble here, even
in old Maryland.
You may think it a trifling matter. Not so do I.
Lven if these men escape conviction, for want of di
rect nrnnf nf il.n: j ...
, loioouoo, a Demonstration has been
given of an awakening among the people that roust
hivn lid rvr.nA tT ' it..
. bu cociB. nor win me matter slop here.
Ihe penal code of Delaware, which allows a sale
into tomporary slavery, is destined to be soon amend
ed; and the ball of liberty, once put inlo motion, will
not, I trust, be stayed. The advocates of slavery
have violated all the provisions of the Constitution,
to force in 1 exas. Let them not complain if its op.
ponents no longer fool bound by that instrument, to
participare in the sin of slavery.
03-The Elkton Whigstaiw that the kidnappers in
this case were discharged by the magistrate, there
not being m his opinicn sufficient evidence against
them to requ.ro thai ihey should be held to bail loan
psat at Court.
Goodness and virtue must bo brc.ilhcd into.h-fJrt
BJt bent into ihe head.

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