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VOL. 1.
NO. 9.
ANT I-S L A. V K It Y B U G L E.
Published every Friday at
SaLKM, Coi.l'MniAN'A Co., O.
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David L. GalbrcMh, Lot Holmes.
3. a. y ATar-sia iPumTJiss.
From the Stark County Democrat.
At the close of the last effort of tlie disuni
onists in Masillon, Jolin It. Cecil, Esi.,vas
called to tho chair, and the popular indigna
tion broke out in the following preamble and
resolutions, introduced by David K. Carter.
Esq. (and by him supported in a manner sel
dom equaled in sound argument, point, with
ering sarcasm, homo thrusts and derided
hits) and which were unanimously adopted.
Whereas, a man calling himself Stobbins,
with his associates, under the preteneo of
sympathy for the slave, and n high regard
for tlio rights of humanity, has just closed
what he calls a series of lectures, for the pro
fessed purpose of bringing the Constitution
of tho United States into contempt, and to in
duce, the citizens thereof, to favor the project
of a disunion of the States and whereas, in
tho prosecution of bis treasonable purpose?,
ho has seen fit to denounce and defame,
without qualification or discrimination, the
religious portion of our fellow citizens, by
attempting to impeach the purity of their
faith and the honesty of their motives. To
desccratoand denounce the constitutional au
thority of tho only free government on the
face of the earth and whereas, with a vil
lain's heart, he has employed a liar's tongue
to defame the living and the memory of tho
dead and whereas, we are disposed to a
peaceful and law abiding expression of our
indignant disapprobation of the man and bis
associates, with their motives and measures,
rather than a resort to a mure summary mode
of chastisement which is most richly deserv
ed by his conduct.
Itcsnlced. That it. is the first end fundu
mentd duty of every citizen, to support and
defend the constitution until constitutionally
llcsnlved, That with reference to the in
violability of the union of the State.? making
up the confederacy of this republic, the mot
to of every citizen should be the motto of his
country "E l'luribus Ijmim."
Ursolced; Tint the villany of the nasi
abortive attempt of Stel.bins and otVrs t"
traduce the spotless character of (ien. W Isl
ington and his contemporaries, is only pn
Jellcd in the infimons purpose of cll'eetiiig a
disunion of the States.
Jlesaleed, That the only reluct men we
have in expressing sentiments of condemna
tion upon the conduct of Slehbens K others
is the fear that it may give couseq i i:ee t
inen destitute of moral and int-dleet.ii ! ui"i-:t.
On motion of L. L. Mmvn, Esq., it wai
llemlecd. That tho above prei n'ile and
resolutions be polished in the M isilon O r,
flto, Stark County Democrat, and Ohio depository.
From the Liberty Herald.
Mn. Editor: Having listened attend-' -lv
to some of the eloquent Lectures recent
ly delivered to a numerous an 1 respect ililo
congregation of Thieves, Robbers, A lult ar
irs. Adulteresses, Murderer and I'irK's,
assembled at the lloptist Church in t'.iii vil
lage, I found no diliiculty in embracing all
tho doctrine taught, exempt one. E.-en
when Mr, Foster, looking fero 'ei i -dy aronu l
upon tho audience, proclaimed that bos iw
a Robber in every cyo, I di 1 not doubt the
truth of that declaration, hecius" I wis
aware tint the eye is a very good looking
glass. Hut the doctrine, to which I fourt I
some diliiculty in giving my as .it, w is this.
"That it is the duty and privilege, not only
of Mr. F. and Miss K. but of any other
thief or robber to seen lo from the govern
ment of the I'nitod Stiles, and at the sum
time remiiii it it" thit is, to go out frrrn
under the slmdu of I'nclo S mi's umbrella,
ai)( at the sumo time sit quietly under it .
I was aware, of course, how very cmtenen'
it would be to do this, were it possible, not
only for Mr. Fnsl'ir, Miss Kulli-y an 1 my
self, but also for other classes of of armors,
such as Counterfeiters, Horse-thieves, K.'-.;
but how it con bo done, I did nt clearly
understand, owing, perhaps, to my ige.or ir,
of Christianity, ""not having been aojus
tonocd to hear thn Gospel." On raitootion.
J perceive that, in the cresd which 1 t.V' ieat
of adopting, tlio tirticlo referred to was a
most important one, on the truth and cer
tainty of which the. utility of all our Churcli
demolishing. Clergyman-killing and Government-upsetting
principles mist entirely
depend: for, I saw clearly that these princi
ples could not be carried out in practice,
with anv safety to ourselves, unless we
cori.n thus secede from the Government:
and cflectually free ourselves from all lia
bilitv to the penalty of its laws. For in
stance, one article of our creed is, that nil
the temples in tho land, erected professedly
for the worship of God, are, in reality the
temples of Satan and ottr.nr to be demolish
ed: that all the members and Pastors of
Churches here are thieves, robbers? and mur
derers, and omul r to hi; put to death; and
who will deny that it is our duty to do what
ofiiiiT to he done!" The murderer shall
surely be put to death." Very well. Sup
pose we go on and do our duty in these par
ticulars here comes the pinch with me.
I am afraid that this rascally Government,
which we shall have renewed, will presume
to extend its tyrannical laws over us alter
all; that the Sheriff, when he comes t ar
rest us, may perhaps deny the validity nf
our act of secession; an I will lay his ugly
paws upon us; and, while we honestly sup
posed we were out of the Government, we
shall find ourselves ix it; and shall very
likely remain in it, until led out of it with
the balt'T, through that passage which Mr.
Trumbull calls 'the back-door of the world.'
Such a result of a benevolent enterprise I
should not relish at all.
If, therefore, any discipline of Abby can
satisfy me as to the truth of this oxn article
of her creed she will greatly o'diga me.
I am raspoctluHv, vours.
August 20. 1815.
11. 15. Ilr.vrnit, a correspondent of the
"Liberty Herald," in a letter giving an ac
count of a meeting held by S. S. 'eater and
Abhy Kelley at Austiidnug, says:
"Hut we think that we can now with n
good grace, charge the Whig party, in this
section at least, with effectually an. I not v
ry secretly aiding in the movements nf 'n'
disorganizes and diss dit'.ionists. Mr. Gi l
dings att'Mided the m 'eting here, and was
frequently most, fn lerly caressed y the
speakers, while be in his turn would fre
quently furnish them with nn argument or a
sentence, and sp.cn to t ike pleasure in so do
ing. And at several times during the meet
ing, I noticed some of our most prominent
Wiiigs cheek by jowl, "breathing soft whis
pers" into the ears of the speakers, and at
the closa of the nvoting, i.i close anil friend
ly contact with th"'ii. A very intimate and
plea nut f imi'iaritv, which certainly means
soai 'thing more than meets the eye."
Ax f? iMci.isiiKn Pound n. The Gov
ernment piper at Washington, iinnomi'-es
t'l it 'Nicholas P. Trisf, an M'eniaplis'io 1 pol
itician, formerly Consul at Havana, Ins been
appointed chief clerk in thii Slue Depart
ment." This is the Trist. who--; name wis so no
torious in the campaign of IS to. 1 lis tyr io
nic. d ar.d o;i;iresdv conduct, towirls Ameri
can seam-n, whilst he was Consul at llava
ni, be'-aoi" so invtfVr:t!lo that tV shipnns
ters petitioned Mr. Van Huron for bis remo
val, an I In w is r. snoved. His active parti
ality for tho Xegro slave tride while in Ha
vana, has no doubt served bhn as a commen
dation to the good graces of our si 'voholding
administration. Had this '.ic -omplishe I pol
itician' any agency in procuring the lllood
liouuds employed ta carry on tho Florida
war. VmViV if Liberty.
Anor.tTioNisM in Lorisvu.i.K. The papers
in Louisville, says the Cincinnati Herald,
;r still cn'j-iged in trying to prove each oth
er gi.il ty of abolitionism. If each is to be
tik.'n a' ;i trust-worthy witness against tho
ot'iT. all are deeply died with the heresy.
' It is the richr.it of all to sen how busily
the Louisville Deancr.it an I the Louisville
Journal are engaged in endeavoring to make
the public believe that each other are aboli
tionists just as if the puhli.; have not alrea
dy mule up their minds, and did not believe
every word slid by both papers! Morning
"If the Courier nutans to charge us with
being abolitionists, it means to mike an odi
ous cii arge which it knows to be false. Less
t i.i n two w.vdu ago, we beard a Louisville
editor, wh n now somewhat noisy about
wh it h c ills abolitionism, say in the street,
tint, in bis opinion, the establishment of any
ivn-r in Kentucky as tho recognized organ
of the cm meip iti oiilsts was Inexpedient, but
that it wn d "sirible tint all the pipers in
t h Mat s'l iul 1 eo-operatn prudently, and
as fist as public, sentimont would permit, to
bring about ultimata emancipation, Lout
villc Juitrii tl,
Cissies M. Ci.av. In answer to reneatnd
an 1 anxious inquiries respecting Cas-uus M.
it lay, we aro li ipny to announce, that, al
though still an invalid, sutferiunr with a kind
of lingering fever, or irritation, he is slowly
mending. As. to his future course, it can
harlly be expected that bo has yet formed
any definite plan. Wo think, however, wo
m iv ventura to state, th it Mr. Clav will nev
er abandon hut with lifo tho work to which
h his s ofttn publicly and solemnly dedi
citcl luuj'jjlf, .!'(':'.: v:;i Jf:ru!d,
have said that I considered negro slavery as
a political misfortune. The phrase is too
a political misfortune. The phrase is too mild. It is a cancer-a slow, consuming
cancer—a withering pestilence—AN UNMITIGATED
Nature never spread out a fairer, a nobler
theatre for tho enterprising Genius of Liber
ty and Industry, than the Slit.; of Virginia.
In the diversified productions of her extend
ed territory, there were laid tho foundations
of tlio largest domestic trade of any State
in tho world 'abounding in mineral nf ev
ery species, from gold to lead, with the
finest salt wells on the continent, her val
lies teeming with grass and grain, and her
low lands giving her a monopoly in the then
richest staple of the planting States, whit
more could she ask at the hand of heavcnl
The clog which h is st iv
e l the march of her people, thn incubus,
which has weighed down her enterprise,
strangled her commerce, kept sealed her cx
liiiustless fountains of mineral wealth, and
ptr.ilize.l her arts, manufactures, end im
provements IS XEGRO .SLAVERY. This
is the cancer which has corroded her reven
ues, laid waste her low-lands, banished her
citizen.!, arid swallowed up her productions.
This is the magazine, the least approach to
which (ills her with terror. This is the
rhimbr-it'i; rnlciso which will hear no hand
ling. The smallest breath to fin, the slight
est threat to stir its sleeping but uncxtin
gnish able fires;, naive hkr to madness. Oh,
well might she curse the tyr int w!u plan
ted this dark plague spot upon her virgin
Extracts krom mn Annarsns op T. F.
Marshall, rhad at t;ie Men Mr::tTiNr; in
Lexixuton, AitcrsT, 1-115. When we con
template the mild f irm of negro si uv-y in
this district; the happy mid peer I'nl and
contented relations of the master and slave,
where such a thing us cruelty was sear-rlv
known, where tlio m ister was v, iih-ai fear
or distrust, and tlie well-fed. v. e!l-eot.hed.
intelligent slave bent to his lot of 1 .ho;-, tin
iot, by the way of all mankind, without re
pining, regarding bis mister in t'ae light of
parent, and himself as a mccas.iry an 1 no
mean portion of the family, we could pour
curses en ttie lienas who wnilil ureal: up
tais int. mate, and not least ' ndeariag ribv
tton of domestic, life.
Tim plunder of our property, the kidnap
ping, stealing, ami abduction ol our slaves
n a light evil in comparison Willi pi antiiv;
a seminary nl their interu-l doctrine's in the
very heart of our densest si ivo ii.ooii! ili
"We bold tlie Aholitiu.its;-, truths to
the l oii!itution cl tlie country, mi l cm;
one.-, to tlie terms upon wtneii t ie I nlon
was oriirin illy formed, and the only tortus
upon which it can continue to subsist
W lien they bring their doctrines and t.ieir
principles into toe iiosoei ol a si ove r-r hi
they bring lire into a migiz'.iv. The 'Trw
American is an Abolition paper o! too
worst tit imp! As sucn, tho peace nnd safe
tv of this community de.uind its instant
and entire suppression.
I should like to (rive t!i 1 reader who has
not seen Jonathan Walker some idea of bis
personal appearance; tor ne is one ot the
finest looking men I ever Raw. He reminds
one immediately of Daniel Webster having
the sunn large, majestic frame, the same
dark complexion, and the t une huge he el,
deep set eyes, and ponderous brow. li
lacks tho tierce ook, and too overpowering
intellectual expression, which oli.iraot ':i.i
the irreat statesman and has, instead, what
I shall call a mild, peaceful eye, while his
lar ro and prominent features are r.idicut with
the very spirit of benignity and love, lie
carries more reverence in his look thin h
longs to Y .'lister, and Ins not quite so full
an abdomen, but still bis mien is full as
m inly, and as quickly commands your at-
teution and respect. Nature Ins written out
her unerring diploma upon his form in living
characters, so tint tlie poor unlettered t
denaded slave could rea l it at a glance
His voice is deep, musical and of great pow
er, though on tho present occasion the
awkwardness of bis situation as "tho oh
served of all observers," rendered it weak
and tremulous. His manners are bland and
pleasant, and a warm smile of kindness
and "rood humor plays about bis face which
wins you to bis side, and secures for him
your good will, inst intly. Ho has been
hard working man all his lifo time, as bis
weather beaten countenance and "huge
paw" give evidence and the downright
frankness of his manner sli iws you at once
that he lias neither been corrupted by a false
i . . , . . . t- i : : .
religion, nor reuneu out oi uis name jouu
snsn by a falso education. In ono word
ho "gives tho world assurance of a m;tri
nothing less, nothing more not a divine, not
a politician, not an odd fellow, not a status
man. not a rcehabile, not a "scholar, not a
rfinan, but a simply and sclf-evi
dent v a man.
And vet. as will be seen by tho caption o
this article, ho has a title, and will proba
bly carry it with him to tlio grive. It u
title which he can "read clear," and which
will entitln him to 'mansions in tho skies,'
and, (which, now that slavery Iras robbed
him of all his property, is of mora impor
tance) mansions on earth. He reioivod this
tills in Pensacola. from tho I'nitod States
Government, and it was branded on bis hand
with a hot iron, by a native of the State ( f
Maine, whom the Government employed as
a suitable tool. (His name was Ebenezer
Dorr, and he is a good Whig.) The initial
letters of his title are,
which are plainly legible on the palm nf his
i glit hand, and which arc intended to sig-
But to every man who has a human heart
in his bosom thev will signify
Vnd this is a title worth having, and will
soon sound much more noble than "D. 1).
I. O. O. I'.," "L. L. 1).," "F. R. S. ,"
"M. C," "M. D.," "Esq.," or any oilier
of the fancy and fashionable titles, where
with vain men have been accustomed to dub
each other.
1 have no time fo give nil tho parlicnl irs
-pectiiig Walk-r's unpris mm mt or libera
tion, nor is it necessary, as most of m V
aders are familiar with them. It is sulli-
cient to s-'v, that he was nut in tin; pillory.
nieared with rotten eggs, branded in the
band, imprisoned eleven months and a half.
and subjected to about seven hundred dol-
ars expense. all lor doing an net ol com
mon humanity, that is, consenting at their
request to give seven men a pass ige from
mblican America where they were slaves,
to monarchical England where they might
be freemen! And this is the for v-hf;h year
of the nineteenth century, and this is a laud
of civil and religious liberty, and we should
be grateful that
"We are not taught as tho-rands aM
To worship stocks and stones!"
The Floncr.r.
From the Spirit of Liberty.
Oi.pt Putrr Flowri v.of tlio nl iver 5pilfirc no- ,
tonuly, is imw lodfd in mir j it I, Ihth, h limp :
in win rrin iin uniu i:i j urm nt hi ptNiloitn.r ;
live years h i expired. I lu In a vi-rv contlci- j
i:ltlo room, mill ever.? tiUculion emm isim wilii
his b;iIo custody is shown him by Capt. U.iv und
ll i vt iv Kind iii Crtj"t. l v and bis ?sis-
UntV lo j;ivo tpt- I'eltT Ki'iwi'rv" fiM'h 4a
Ciiml'orl;lio rO'n,' oudln shmv him "i-vrrr it
l-Mitin cnni!-l tit with his Hii'n cuptodv 11 liko
Nnp flO'Mi, or O'Coimolt, wIumii pohWi-iil iiec.is-
Aity, rather than in r:il, compels thu jnvti unieitl
o imprison , lnr decency's n.ike,tu le.ist I ir a
koii "perhaps until tho term vl si'it'riUN Uvo
years -Huh expired." Ktit, of cumse, Imj in to
receive "all Attention," mid he undo ''cjinfbria
bln." ihut his time may tuifs air)ra!ilv u'lilnmt
i(ieiinveiiieiic exeepl thn reslrunil ol lucmno-
tuni. lliA mile olit'iice wm in in tkinif arrange
tn iiits t'i brin nernos 1'noii Ai'in-a to Anierioi
In niiiUu lrei- negroes hhiVis. lir 'n,nsnt? (.
Rt:ito." lha Lilted 'i.ites have Mn!iibt!id this
praetiee in reird I Aiiiian negroes; and there
litre Ihrs law imi-t ho. eretiti-il 'iir rc.isni ol
state.' while at the ternm time, the Anii-iiean
doi-lrino i- that tho cinditio!i of Al'i ic-in jy ureal-
ly imjirnvi'd by beinij hrotitit to murici, and
that ail free netrrop ha:) heller b Blaves, ami
would bo made belter ul'i'hy b-niit' in-wl.i abiye"-
()l courso. the t:op n ouhl tint tnnr I piuiiU
"Lapt. Tetor V Iswory ll trdly ami Hiern'y, us ll
bu wero a tratisirrermir, but oniv cnntine him
pro form i, fir b tvinj b.-en cttirfit in duini? a
coi-d id mercv by iiu.-juh uh.cb loc law is !di
5;.'d to censure. Wo uk it liiis it any tiling
intre lliin a filr pa'aphra.T ol thu abovu p.iia
yrapii, in View ol'liie laej ?
Look lurllier; l or ail'iinp'ir'jj Id iimko A
friean Ireetn.iii slaves, tho maihal nf the United
StVes,tv order ol'lhe Lmt ui' the L hhrd JS'iilef
C" m lines 1'eler riowrry where be is q nle cutnfor
tabjo.and lias every alienlion. Kor aitemptniix lo
make Amoriean slaved freemen, another t-initl
of tin United Afi ales, imnrixjned Jminthan V'nl
ker in an unwhuh'sonin ettl, loaded bun with
irons, scl bun in tho pillory, and LIU M)i;i)
"Capt. Peter Flowory,' a foreigner, fills at his
ran. rends, writes, ttmukes, t'rinUs vvinit.sees Inn
Iriends, qito "conil'urLible, " having only plan
ned a conspiracy to ensUvo a lew htimlied ol
his lehow men, I irei-rieis. J ho Kev. Cnirles
T. Torrey, a cili.eii, lnr at templing lo Ireo Ihrer
or four of his fellow country men, is clulhed in
tho pnso:) narb and keel nt tlio daily t.ihk ot
huul labor in the neniluntiary, anion' felons of
every ra le.
iMany ol tho samo papers, ton, which will bo
for aid to tell how lo:nnhrlabIo" 1'eter Flow
ury'u imprisnnni'snt is made for fivo years, only
a lew months no were uidkinir themselves mer
ry at the conditiLn ol Taiihtuks, in tho Kentuc
ky At a to prison, in boiiijBot to saw slouo wiiba
btout nero.
c had nuitlier time nor room in yester
day's Herald lor a lull aeeount of the legal
proceedings at I'.irkor.-iburgh, in tlie ease of
the captured Ohioans. To-day we shall de
vote some space to ibein.
On the 8t!i day ot' July last, tho seizure of
these citizens took place on tho territory of
July 19th, they wcro brought before a
called Court of tlio county of Wood, which
refused to discharge them, or to allow litem
Monday September 1st, the Circuit Su
perior Court of Wood Co., Va., commenced
us regular fill s. siiou at I'urkersburgh.
Tho tir.md Jury, alter a few hours delibera
tion, returned with an indictment against
tlio captured Ohioans jointly, "charging
liiem with enticing and asMsiiug, in the
county of Woo 1, six negroes, tho properly
of a Mr. Hurw'ood, to escape into Ohio lVuiu
Tuesday morning, the prisoners wern tak
en out of jail, each man being collared by
two petty officers, nnd dragged through n
crowd nf three hundred people, to the bar
of the Court, where the indictment beinr
rend, they pleaded not guilty.
John. I. Jackson, the Attorney for the Com
monwealth, here stated to the "Court that in
C )iis.'iiience of an attack of the erysipelas
be should be compelled, in following tho
advice of bis physician, to decline the pros
ecution of the case, and unless other mem
bers of the bar could be induced to fill hw
place, be would be compelled to move tho
Court for a continuance of the case till the
next term.
The Court appointed Messrs. Fisher nnd
Van Winkle, but they refused to servo iu
his place.
Mr. Vinton rose to oppose the motion for
a continuance:
"Jclay, be thought, would only height
en tlie unhappy excitement. Should tho
trial proceed, mid the result be an acnuilt
tu of the prisoners, the people of Ohio
would nt once "rub out" all harsh and un
friendly feeling; hut should the result bo
otherwise and a continuance be h id, he was
kii re that an indictment would be found ut
the next term of the Court in Washington
county, against the vdx Virginia citizens who
bad seized and brought here the prisoners,
and that a requisition upon the Virginia Kx
e -iitive would follow, and if a surrender was
made of these citizens, they would probably
be sentenced to the Ohio IVnitentiarv under
the Statute of that State to prevent kidnap-pine-.
"lie r.ppear",!. lie repeated, In behalf of
the Stale of Ohi-:; but should it be asccr
l.iineil that the prisoners had. at anv tinio
when in the commission of tho crime charg
ed, been within the jurisdiction of Virginia,
lie would immediately abandon the del'eneo
and leave lliem to rely upon oilier counsel."
air. Harrison, one ol tlie irginta coun
sel fur the prisoners, remarked that if tho
Court were to take a recess, be thought
counsel lor the prosecution m iurlit bo ob
Mi-. .lackfon said that the Commonwealth
uii icr tlio circumstances could not be fairly
represented, ;s other counsel limn those as
signed would act without preparation.
I lie t otirt grantcrt u,e motion lor a con
tinuance, and i.ppoinlcd the iTlh of Novem
ber, for a fipecial session to try the case.
The prisoners were then committed till
they could find bail in I'irginia each to tho
amount of iJoOO.
To obtain a complete idea of the atrocity
of these proceedinus, no er two other facts
must be' known.' "Tl.c lYiseculing attor
ney," says the Marietta Intelligencer, "has
be u oat of bealili for some lime, and it was
mi l r.tood weeks ago tliiit he might not bo
abb: to conduct the ease." If this be trim,
the conduct of (his man, nnd nf thu Court,
is utterly ini xcus.ihle. Ja s11rh a case, af
fretiug so vitally the sovereignty of a Stato
is well as tlie liberties of its citizens, it was
the high duty of Virginia to see that tbero
should be not a moment's delay in tho de
tcr.ninaiiim of tho question.
l!u:, after all, it seems that Mr. J. was
not too sick to attend to thn prosecution.
Tiie same correspondent writes to us, Hint
"immediately after tho case was put olf, ho
was able to engage in a suit of dollars anil
cents, and made a powerful speech of half
an hour or mure!"
Now, we have a few questions to ask tlia
Committee in Marietti w ho have this matter
in hau l, and whose co.ifidc-.iee In the (ior
e. nor"s wisdom and in the justice of tho
Wend county Court, seems unlimited.
Is there any statute in Virginia preventing
this ease from being taken up on habeas cor
pus before liio Supienie Court of tint State,
or before one of the Judges of thai Court!
Why has it not thus hern taken up?
Who authorized Mr. Vinton to intimate ihal
if the Wood county Court would discbargo
the prisoners, no indictments would be found
against the six Virginia kidnappers? llo
cai'.S'.' a Virginia Court discharges prisoners
w ho have been guilty of no violation of Vir
ginia law, is that a good reason why Ohio
should decline to proseculo Virginians who
( violated Ohio law?
Will no effort now bo made to Lake this
case before a Court which has some charac
ter, w hich from its position, will feel somo
responsibility wo mean, tho Supreme Court
of Virginia.
The more we think of this case, tho mora
reason wo find for deploring tho inefficiency
of the Kxeeiitire of Ohio. Tho Congress of
the I'niti d States ought to provide for the re
dress of grievances id' this class. Hero aro
two Stat"S brought into collision by the un
warrantable seizure und imprisonment of cit
izens of one of them, nnd yet no redress is
to be had from a disinterested tribunal. It
devolves upon Virginia to settlo not only
her own rights, but those of Ohio. That
ought not to be. l'rovision ought to bo
made for carrying up all such cases before,
the Federal Courts. Hence the manifest du
ty of our Kxecutive to openacorrcspondencn
with the Kxecutive of Virginia, so that such
correspondence, by a resolution of our Legis
lature, may be laid before Congress, and our
representatives bo instructed to obtain if pos
sible the enactment of a la w, providing a reme
dy in all similar cases. Hut, if we understand
tiie Ohio Suite Journal, thn (iovernor conclu
ded that in employing Mr. Vinton, ho had
exhausted his constitutional power. It y tho
way, we should liko to know whero ho finds
his warrant for this action? Cin. Herald.
Very many make anti-slavery pffanen,
but few do anti-slavery work.

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