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From the Boston Courier. To THB CwitlR OV THE Coi'RIKR: Heading lately in tho newspapers an account of the cap ture of some fugitive slaves, within a few miles of the I'upitol of our Hepublic, I confess my astonishment at finding no comment made upon what seemed to mo an -act of unparalleled inhumanity. Thirty unfortunate dis ciple of the Declaration ol Independence pursued and captured bysomotwo hundred armed minions of tyran ny! Jt seems strange that a burst of indignation, from one end of our free country to the other, did not follow so atrocious a deed. At least.it seemed a proper occasion for sympathy nn the part of one of our daily wipers, which, a year or two aso, endorsed Ioid Morpeth's sen timent, that "Who would bo free, themselves must strike the blow." Though such a mode of emancipation is totally abhorrent to my feelings, and though 1 would earnestly deprecate any attempt at insurrection on the part of our slave popu J'ltion, yet I confess to the weakness of being so lar hu man in mv feelings, as to sympathize deeply with these unhappy beings, who have been thwartcu in tneir enceav peaceful method of simply changing their geographical position. rnder these feelings, nnd believing you to be a man with suflicient confidence in the justness ot your own opinions, not to fear to publish sentiments w hich may chance to go beyond, or even directly contravene, your own, I wrote the following LINES, On the certain fugitive slaves near Washington. Look on who will in apathy, and stifle, they who can, The sympathies, the hopes, the words, that make man truly man; . Let those whose hearts are dungeoned up with inter est or with ease, , Consento hear with quiet pulse of loathsome deeds like these: 1 first drew in New England's air, and from her hardy breast Sucked in the tyrant-hating milk that will not let me rest; And, if my words seem treason to the dullard and the tame, ' 'Tisbut my Bay-State dialect ourfathers spake tho same! Shame on the costly mockery of piling stono on stone To those who won our liberty, the heroes dead and gone, While we look coldly on, and see law-shielded rullians slay The men who fain would win their own, the heroes of to-day! Are v;e pledged to craven silence? O, fling it to tho wind. The parchment wall that bars us from the least of human kind That makes us cringe, and temporize, and dumbly stand at refit, When Pity's burning fiood of words is red-hot in the breast! Though we break our father' promise, we have nobler duties first; The traitor to Humanity is the traitor most accurst; Man is more than Constitutions; better rot beneath the sod, Than ho true to Church and State, while we arc doubly false to (iod! Wc owe allegiance to the State, but deeper, truer, more, To the sympathies that God hath set within our spirit's core: Our country claims our fealty; we grant it so, but then Beforo -Man made us citizens, great Nature made us men. (') true to Gad teho't irue toman; wherever wrong is done To the humblest and weakest, 'neath the all-beholding Sun, That wrong is also done tous; and they are slaves most base. Whose love of Right is for themselves, nnd not for all their race. '( Iod works fiir all: Ye cannot hem the hope of being free W'ith parallels of latitude, with mountain-range or sea. I'ut golden pad-locks on Truth's lips, be callous as ye will, I'romsoulto soul, o'er all the world, leups one electric thrill. Chain down your slaves with ignorance, ye cannot keep apart. With all your craft of tyranny, the human heart from heart. 'When first the Pilgrims landed on the Bay State's iron fihore. The word went'forth that Slavery should one day bo no more. 'Out from tho land Of bondage 'tis decreed our slaves shall go, And signs to us sre offered , as erst to Pharaoh. If we are blind, their exodus, like Israel's of yore. Through a Bed sea is doomed to be, whose surges are of gore. 'Tis ours to save our brethren, with peace and love to win llieir uarKened hearts irom error, ere tncy nardon it to . , , ,. , . , , , Jtut if man before his dutv with a nstlees spirit f-tands, Tre long the Great Avenger takes the work I from out his nanus. J. 1C. 1.. Miscellaneous. From the Granite Freeman. Washington's Runaway Slave. There is now living, in the borders of the town of Greenland, New Hampshire, a runaway xlare of Iien. WAsmsc.TO'i, at 'prenent supported by the conn ty of Rockingham. Iter name, ai the lime of her elopement, wns'Ona Marin Judge. She is nnt nhle to give the year of her escape, but says she came from Philadelphia, just after ihe close of Washing ton's second term nf ihe Presidency, which nusi (is it somewhere in tho first part of the year 17D7. Being a waiting-maid of Mrs. Washington, she was not ex posed lo any peculiar hardships. If asked why she did not remain in his service, sho gives two reasons; first, she wanted lo be free; secondly, that she under stood that after iho decease of her master and mis tress, she was fo become ihe properly of a grand daughter of ibeirs, by the nnmn of Custis, nnd that she was determined never to be her slae. She came on board a ship commanded by Captain John Bolles, and bound to Poiirteinouili, New Hamp shire. In relating it, she added, "I never told his name till after he died, a few years since, lest they hhotild punish him Tor bringing me away." Had she -disclosed it, he might have shared 'the fute of Jona than IValker, in our own day. Soma time after her arrival at Portsmouth, nhe married a colored sailor, by ihe name nf Siainos, and had a family of several children, but ihcy, together wnh her busbanc, bavu all been dead fur several years. IVjahington mario two attempts in recover her. iFiiat, hi- 'ent a mnn by the n'ime of Basset to jicr made hw to return ; but slie rcsiutcd all ilia arguinciiis j he employed for this end. He told her that they would set her free when rhe arrived at Ml. Vernon, to which sho replied, "I am freo now, and choose to remain so." Finding all attempts to scduco her to slavery again in this manner useless, Basset was sent once more by IVnshington, with ordets to bring her and her in- If ant child by force The messenger, being acquaint ed with Gov. Lnngdon, then of l'ourtsmouin, iojk up lodgings with him, and ditc!osed to him tho object ol his mission. The good old Governor, to his honor be it spoken,) mnst have possessed something of the spirit of modern Anti Slavery. He entertained Bas set very handsomely, nnd in the meantime sent word to Mrs. Staines to leave town before twelve o'clock at night, which she did, retired to a place of conceal ment, and escaped tho clutches of the oppressor. Shortly after this, IVashington died, and, said she, "they never troubled me any more after he was gone.1' Being asked how she escaped, she replied substan tially, as follows; "Ivhilst they were packing up logo j to irginia, I was packing to go, I did'ut know where fori knew that if I went back to Virginia, I never should get my liberty. I haJ friends among tho cul ored people of Philadelphia, had mv things carried there before hand, aud lull while they were eating dinner." Mrs. Staines does not know her age, but is proba ; by no, far from ejjhly gha jg a rnuall0) B0 light that she might easily pass for a while woman small of stature, and, although disabled by two suc cessive attacks of palsy, remarkably erect and ele gant in her form. The facts here relotnd, are known through this re gion, and may bo relied on us substantially correct. Probably Ibey were not for years given to the public, for fear of her recapture; but this reason no longer exists, since she is too old and intirm Id be of sulli cieut value to repay the expense of search. Though a house servant, she had no education, nor any valuable religious instruction; says she never heard Washington pray, and does not believe he was accusion.ed to. "Mrs. Washington used to read prayers, but I don1! call that praying.1 Since her escnpe sho bus lo-irncd to read, trusts she bus been made "wise unto salvation,1' and is, I think, connec ted with a church in Pourtsmouili. Whun asked if she is not sorry she left Washing ton, ns she has luburud so much harder sinco than be fore, her reply is, 4,Nu, I am free, and have, I trust, been made a child ol God by the means." Never shall i fjrgel the fire that kindled in her age dimmed eye, or the smile that played upon her with ered countenance, ns I Bpuke of that Kedeurner in whom there is neither "bond nor free," who loves his people to the end; and as 1 bowed with her at the mercy seat and commended her to Him "who heareth prayer," and who regards "the pour and needy when they cry," I full that were it mine to choose, I would not ex mange her possessions, "rich in faith, bus tained, while tottering over the grave, by "a hope of immortality," fur all the glory und renown of him whose slave sho was. 1. II. A S'JKathai, May, 1S-35. Working of Slavery. We find in the Green Mountain Freeman, a letter from Rev. J. C. Aspenwall, who has lately visited the settlemnnlB of the runaway slaves in Canada. Some of his statements are curiuus enough, nnd fur nish a most significant illustration of the workings of the 'peculiar ineli(u:iiiii.' Among tile Canada fugi tives is Mr. Daniel Chinn, who is both brolher-in law and lather-in law of Hon. Richard M. Johnson of Kentucky. Tiiut is, Colonel Johns in married Mr. Chinn's sit-ter Julia Ann, one i his own slaves, by whem he had two daughters that he recognized nnd educated as his children. Mrs. Johnson died of l!ie cholera when that diseuee first made its appearance in tho United Slates; and respeclublo men of Kentucky testify that Col. Johnson hus tinco lived with onu o' Mr. Chinn'g daughters, as though she was his wifo. This, according to common calculations, would maku Mr Chinn father in law of the venerable ex Vice President of our great republican nation. It appears that Col. Johnson lock Mr. Chum's oldest son, Mar- cellus, on his fust electioneering tour lor tho Vice 1 1 residency ; ana mat the boy let liiui nl INew lorn. ! Johnson tried in obtain information respecting the ! l , . , , r, .,, . r w hereabouts of Lewis lappan, Lsq., who of- icicii iu unu mill luiwaru un ijuiiuiiiuii in ii uib iiuc papers should tirsl he tnado out and signed, i his, the Col. refused lo do. On his second electioneering tour, he took wnh him his body servant, '.he elder Mr. Chinn, in whom ho placed unbuunded confidence. But, like his son, ho too choose to be a man, and lelt Johnson at Detroit, crossed over into Canada, and has resided there ever since. The Col. has written him two letters, urging him to return to his service, one of which contained gome nuber severe threats il he did not. 'Ludwick Daviess,' one of Johnson's slavcholding companions, has nlso visited him at London, and used his best endoavurs to persuade him to return. Much credit, says Mr. Aspenwall, has been given to (lie Col. for his generous conduct to this family, but this conduct in becoming the father of children by three women, the sistersof Mr, Chum's wife, who is, in fact, both his brother-in-law and father-in law, nnd then selling them all, boll) the woman and his chil dren, to James Peak, lo ho carried cfT in slavery, as .Mr. Chinn status tiiut lie did, may not be quite so highly i-ommendcd, though in point of morality il w ill well compare with his other conduct. Strenuous efforts are frequently made by masters to recover their lost slaves, and not uufrequently uie fugitives tempted, by the ofT-r of Ireedoin to ihoin- selves or their relatives, lo betray their fellow fugi tives. Mr. Aspenwall lurnish.ig one example of this. Mr. Chinn, ihe slave uf Col. Johnson above alluded :o, was written to by Mr. Newton Crai". the keener of Ihe Kontucky penitentiary, and told lint if he would betray a slave of the latter, who was supposed to be in Canada, his son Daniel ehonld be set free, and Col. Johnson, liis former master, would also send him free papers for himself. The letter of Mr. Craig is cunninglv worded, und offrrs inducements which have had grat force with a man situated like Mr. Chinn, but lo tiiii honor tie il recorded, tin lotuplation was not too strong fur his manly virtue and integrity. No selfish desire to secure the freedom of a darling son, or to render his own situation more free from danger, could induce him to betny a companion in trouble. No man of sound principle can read the letter of Craig, knowing at the same lime what an swer was given to it by the fugitive, without feeling contempt for the former, and admiration for the noble conduct of the latter. The slave was certainly most ol a man. This system of slavery may well be called 'a pe culiar institution,' fur in its principles and workings it has no parallel in heaven above, nr in the earth be neath. That will be a glorious day for our country which shall witness its peaceful overthrow. Libera. From the Religious Spectator. Frederick Douglass—Horrors of Slavery very. We had a book put into our hands the other day, purporting lobe the autobiography of a slave, who had escnped from bondage, by the name of Frederick Douglass, and we frankly acknowledge, that had it not neon for our confiJonce in the good judgment of the (riend from whom Iho book came, who wn knew had little sympathy with tho class nf technical aboli tionists, we might possibly have laid it aside, without reading it, from perceiving thai it was published under the patronage of several individuals, whose course on the subject of slavery we have never regarded as either politic or right. On looking into ihe book, however, we have found it lo contain one of the most remarkable and thrilling narratives that have ever fallen under our eye; and thniiiih there are some thing9 in it which wt regret, particularly the strong expressions egninst professing Christians at the South, yet we see nothing to cast even a shade of doubl over the authenticity of the narrative, even in respect to its minutest details. We should, indeed, have made a single exception In this remark that is, we should have doubted the practi cability of such a book being produced by a poor runaway slave, had it not been that we are assured that his efforts as a public speaker are quite equal lo what he has here shown himself lo he as a writer and we have it upon gcxid authority, ihot his lectures are characterized hy as able rensoninj, as genuine wit, nnd as bold and stirring appeals, ns we almost ever find in connection with the highest intellectual culture. Unless we greatly Biistnke,this small work to which we ore referring is destined to exert a migu'y influ ence in favor nf ihe great cause of Emancipation. We ncknowiedge for ourselves, that we might have heard the system of Slavery reasoned against ab stractly, no matter how ably, and no matter how long, and yet we could not have been so deeply im pressed with it as an outrage against humanity, as we have been by reading this simple story. It is espe cially fitted Incorrect a too prevalent error that Sla very in itself is not deserving of any severe reproba tion that il is only tho abuses of the systatn with which we have a right to find fault. And we acknowledge ourselves to be among those who look for its removal at no distant day. It seems to us as clear as the shining of the sun, that there aresigns of tho times which betoken n speedy and miiihty revolution on this subject. The march of public opinion is evidently in favor of emancipation and opposition can no more arrest it than it can arrest the motion nf the planets. There is a spirit awake throughout nil the North, that cries out for universal Freedom, nnd all the ogitation and opposition that we witness at the South is but tho heaving nt the same spirit unuer dilterent circumstances. It tells of a terrible conflict between selfishness nnd conscience, which will certainly terminate at last in favor of the belter principle. What particular mode nf abolishing slavery from our land, Providence may ordain whether it shall be'by bringing the South lo bow to tho high dictate i of conscience and of duty, or by suffering the slaves themselves lo become ininislors of vengeance toward th?ir oppressors, or bv some other means, of which we know nothing we pretend not to say; but the event cf ultimate emancipation, in some way, wn con sider as absolutely curtain; and while wo would have all labor to bring it about, we would have ell lake counsel of iho spirit of prudence, as well as philan throphy, in respect to ihe channel iu which thoir la bors shall be directed. The Storming of Quebec. UV J.L11IU Hi: I! R I I T. As the conquest of Canada seems to have bcpn o leading object in our two defensive wars with Great Britain, we would respectfully call the attention of all the trulv valiant, and of nil those whosn patriotism is not "run" in a pair of bullet moulds, to the present juncture of affairs in Quebec. We ire firmly per suaded that that redoubtable city might ne easily overcome, if a well arranged descent was made upon it, without a moment's delay. And if Captain Polk would but commission tig to fit out that great lzy le viathan, the Ohio, which lies basking its croccodilo haok in Boston harbor.and permit uslo man and nrm it with such men & arms as wo wot of,wo would engage (o reduce thnt American Gilirnlter in ten davs, with out iho loss nf a single dron of blood. Who cares fur Wolfe snd Montgomery t Brnve men they were, in a certain sort of fashion; but they did "not know nnylhing about war;" about overcoming enemies; Ihov had not ihe gospel knack of taking a city. Their tactics anJ tools were all shorl-sighted and shirt bitted. The difficulty with them and all of ibeir kind was this they could not get at the enemy. They pushed thousands of their foes into eiernity nn the points of thoir bayonets; llieir cannon fenced the plains nf Abraham with windrows of dead men; but ihey never killed an enemy. Eoeinies ar ns immor tal as any malignant spirits, and you might as well hope lo shoot sin stone dead, as to shoot an enemy. There is hut one way given tinder heaven hy which one can kill nn enemv, Bnd that is, by putting coals of fire vpon his head; that does the business for him ntonce. Lie in wait for him, and when you catch hint in trouble, faint from hunger or thirst, or shiver ing with cold, ppring upnn him like a good Simart (an, wiili your eyes, hands, tongue, and heart lull of good gifts. Feed him, give him drink, and warm him with rlo hrg and oids ol kindness: and bo is done for. You have killed an enemy and made a friend at one shot. Now.ns we wers sayine, we should like to be put in command of the Ohio for thirty days. e would trundle out all that was made of iron, except the an chor, coble, and marlingspike we would not save a single cutlass, though it had been domesticated to a cheese knife. Then the wnv ws would lode dow:i the huge vessel to the water's edge with food nnd cov erings for human beings, should be a marvel nt tho carrying trade. The very ballasts should be some thing good to ent. Let's see yes we nave h : I na ballast should be rouad clams, or the renl quahags heavy as cast iron snd cspital for rons'ing. I hen we would build along up, filling every square inch with well cured provisions. We would havo a hogs head of bacon mounted into every port bole, each of which should discharge fifty hams a minute when the ship was brought into action. And the staterooms should bo filled with well made garments, and the taul cordage, and the long tapering spars should bo festooned with boy's jackets end trowers. Then, when there should be no more room for another cod fish or herring, or sprig of catnip, we would run up the white flag of peace, and ere the mom changed, it should wave in triumph in the harbor of Qiiebec. We would anchor under the silent cannon of her Gib ralter, and open our butteries upon the hungry ami homeltss thousands begging bread (i t the h i asho of their dwellings. We would throw as many hams into iho city in twenty four hours, as tht-re were bomb shells snd cannon balls thrown into Kul b the be sieging armies. We would barncide ihe low, narrow streets where live ihe low nnd hungry people, with loaves of bread. We would throw up n breastwoik clear round the market place, of barrels of (bur, pork, end heel; nnd in the middle we would raise a stack of salmon and codfish, as large as a Me liodist meeting house, with a steeple to it, and a hull in the steeple, nnd the bell should ring to nil the city bells, and the city bells should ring lo nil the people to come to market and buy provision?, "without mon ey nnd without price." And white Iligs should eve ry where wave in the breez-i, on the vanes of siee p'es, on mast heads, on flag Btaves along tho embattled walls, on the ends of willow sticks borne bv Ihe romping.laughing, trooping chilJren. All the blood colored drapery of war shoulJ oow and blush before the stainless standard of Peace, and generations of Anglo Sixons should remember, with mutual felicita tions, Tub CoxauEsT of the Wuitk Klao; or The storming of Quebes. How to disakm an E.NK.MY Luibcr tells us of a Duke uf Saxony, who made war unnecessarily up on a bishop in Germany. At that period, ecclesias tics could command military resources ns well ns hs secular nobility. Bui the weapons of this good man were not carnnl. The duke thought proper, in a very artful way, to send a spy into ihe company of the bishop, to ascertain his plan of currying on the contest. On his return, Ihe spy was eagerly interro gated by the duke. 'O sir,' rep'ied he, 'you may surprise him wi'.huut fear: he is doing nothing, and making no preparation.' 'How is thai?' aski'd lh dLke; 'what does ho say ?' 'lie says he will feed his flock, preac'i the word, visit the sick; and tlvit, so far as this war, he should commit the weight nf it to God himself.' 'Is it so?' said the duke; 'then lei the devil wage war against him; I will not.' Nr.w IlERALnnY. Embroider nn every military banner 'Love your enemies.'1 Engrave nn eery cannun 'Forgive and ye shall be forgircn Em boss on every sword 'J)o good to thtm that hutn you.'1 S.amp every buyonet wi h the words 'Jc merciful as your Father in hcavi n is merciful.'' In scribe every military hai wnh Ihe n o oi 'Bless them that persecute you.'' Emblazon it on every clergviiiun's vestment who hires him-self o il to sine 1 i IV the ert of war 'Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of; for the Son of man is not come to dcairoy men's lives, but to save them!1 Inscribe in large letters oer every pulpit whose occupant de flounces Non Resistance ns mfideliiv If the blind lead the blind, shall not both fall into U;e ditch tn gctlici P Also Wo unto lliein that call evil go,al, und good evil; (hat put buter for sweet, nnd swtci for hitier.' And on the communion table nf t-very war supporting church, Ihnl boas's of iig religion, its sanctity, wealth and numbers, write 'Mknk Ti:kkl, A Contrast. In one of the New Haven pnpprs there are some detnils about the elegancies ul New York at New Year's. The writer sa: "Certain jewellers in Broadway retailed behind their counter tancy goods in their line to l he amount of live thousand and ninety dollars! So we go. This evening, near the same store, Are seen seated iwu wretched looking women, with emaciaied inlunts i it their arms, begging for Lreadi" The same writer says: "l saw fans to day in a fancy shop valued at $0, but another mini has Ihem as high as gSO or 100. They are beautifully ornamented with precious slope and oblong mirrors of the size of h dollar, nnd some imes in addition, a minute gold pencil and ivory tab lets on tho side of the bundle" A Russian Count, iu Coi'ntfss, and Chiuikkn ButtNT amvk nr thkir Sr.KKs We Imve received Irom Southern Kussiu tho news of the liagicnl end of Count Apraxin, well known for his divorce from his first wife. This gentleman, who treated big serfs with unheard of cruelty, has, together with his sec ond wile and children, fallen a victim tu their von genncc. Tim inlurialed people, at midnight, sur rounded his castle, and, having gutted it of its con tents, bound Ihu inmates and set fire to it. The Count, who htd freed himself, attempted lo etenpe, hul was overpowered and beaten to denlh by his savage horde. The first wife of ihe Count Apraxin had married a Hungarian nobleman, hut (he Pope would tint giva his coment to this marriage, which, besides, was not recognized by law, her first husband being still a live. Tho catastrophe which hns taken placa has now, however, remoiel this obstucle, und the union havin ; been sunciioned bv the Holy See, the munie-i ha buun rceived t ihe touit ol Vienna snd by Pniv e Mitloriiicli. Varh pjper.