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to liberate the unborn! They who ask equi
ty, tho lawyer say, themselves must lo
equity, mill whilst tle slaveholders have
fights, they mu-t remember tike blares also
' hare rights ai.d surety ia lite compromise
which we have proposed hotwocn the slave
and the slaveholder, the slaveholder has the
lion's share.
We wish to do C.imius M. Clay no injus
tice, and we de-tiro t'.vt none may he done
to the anti-slavery cause, lie distinctly de
fines his position, and vr hope our readers
will bear in mind that it ia one of necessary
hostility to the doctrines, of the Am. Anti
slavery society. That society exalts human
ity above law; C. M. Clay regards law as
paramount to the rights of man. The Am. so
ciety declares it is tho duty of tho oppressors
to immediately relinquish their grasp upon ev
ery victim; C, M. Clay proposes that the bond
man's chain Khali not be broken for thirty
years mora or less. Tlie Am. aocioty regards
first, tho rights of the slaves, secondly, the
interests of the mastor; C, M, Clay consid
ers the latter of primary importance, the
Tight of the bondman to freedom, aa second
ary. The Am. society repudiate the doc
trine of compensation to the oppressor; C.
M. Clay proposes the purchase of auoh
laves as their master may choose ta liber
ate, as a matter of bargain and salo. The
Am. sooiety has ever borne its testimony
against all schemes of colonization which
are based upon comploxional prejudice; C,
M. Clay encourages suoh an one. The Am.
society has always regarded as despotic and
anti-chrlstlan any aotlon of government
which denies a privilege to men beoauso of
their oolor; C. M. Clay is In favor of such
If wo have not misunderstood the language
of his plan, it embraces these four points:
1st, a system of gradual emancipation by
law. 2nd, compensation to the slaveholders.
3rd, colonization. 4th, political oppression
of the colored man. All of these wo regard
as anti-democratic, anti-christian, partial to
the slaveholder, and unjust to the slave.
Had the General Conference of the Metho
dist church, or the Gouoral Assembly of the
Presbyterian Church proposed audi a plan
of emancipation, and Issued with it an ad
dress defending its position, how would that
plan and that address have been received by
abolitionists! Would they have commended
them to public attention, and advised an ex
tensive circulation of tho documents? How
ever much they might rejoice to have the
facta which auoh an address would perhaps
embody, they would show to the world that
the doctrines it contained were false, and
hurtful to tho bondman's cause. Why they
should pursue a different course toward the
True American we are unable to perceive;
for they must oertalnly admit that whilo it
teaches suoh doctrines, however important
may be the facts its editor may collect, it is
fahe to the doctrine th.it all havo a God-given
right to the present enjoyment of liberty,
and that ho who denies It in theory or in
practice ia a tyrant and a despot.
So far as we can learn, the contest between
Cassius M. Clay and the slaveholders of
Ky. is not so much n contest in relation lo
principle, as a controversy about a question
of expediency; not whether a man has a
right to be free, but whether it would not ad
vance the Interests of the State, and remove
the blight from its prosperity if slavery were
abolished. And though the banner of the
True American which was stricken down
by mobocratio violence has been reared
again, yat we grieve lo say it is no longer
a paper, whose editor, although a gradualist,
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inrows opon im columns lor mu hco uitin
sion of slavery, but a muzzled pre4 where
men may no longor express their vinws un
less thoir opinions harmonizo with those of
Cassius M, Clay, for he says "I shall ad
mit into my paper no arti lo upon this sub
ject for which I qm not willing to bo held
responsible," This declaration will doubt
less do much lo allay the excitement which
the publication of tho True American crea
ted in Ky, especially when tho peoplo learn
what are the SontiiuciiU of tho editor upon
(he question of slavery, This they may
know by inferring to his Appeal, where in
disproving some of the charges of his ene
mies, hp declares in reference to his elec
tioneering tour to the North, "I addressed
but two abolition meetings -and then it was
to defend the proposition of IJ. Clay and
the slaveholders, that 'that is property which
tho law makes property,' " A more pro.
slavery doctrino than, this never full from the
Jips of man, U virtually exults legislative
enactments above- tho government of God,
and makes human rights a foot ball to be
kicked to and fro a . the p we s hut !e"
may will. It entirely dooi away with all
idea of the inulmnal lo right of man, and
renders him dependent upon himiap law for
the enjoyment of those gifts bis liod be
llowed upon him, .
We were rejoiced when the True Ameri
can was sturtpd. fur we were glad to know
there was a paper in Ky. Inch tolerated in
its column Irti' dicus.,Hiii of the utsticn
f slavery; and tlVm;.! wo materially tliirer
i .1.. ..:... : . i.i . - ... -
Willi ma ruiiui s views ol cmanci-.
pntinn, wo honored hnn for the noble stand
he had taken in relation, to the light of him
self aud others to be he;vd. His vision sn-
ahled him to see tltat slavery was a curse to,
hisgjativo state, that was blighting the
prosperity of Kentucky, and feeding upon
her heart's blood. He desired to do some
thing to relieve her from the presence of that
rampiro, and gave freedom to. his bondmen.
He contended manfully with the bitterest
apposition, and risked his life in defence of
his opinions. The sacrifices he has made,
the difficulties he has encountered, the dan
gors he has passed through, all prove that
however erroneous are some of the opinions
he holds in relation to this question, he
holds them in sincerity, and in a spirit which
may not be put down, Tht ho is destined
to take a higher stand, to dq a yet more glo
rious work we can well believe. And
though he has now tram.tn.oHed. the press
whioh he conducts, and through that aot his
own mind to a certain extent, yet we hope to
aeo tho time when he wiU break those self
imposed fetters, and in tho nam of 'Gud
and Liberty" alone, do hattlo for the Right
irrespective of man's unrighteous laws. He
who could trample under foot the fulso code
of honor in which he had been educated,
will some day bo free. If Cassius M, Clay
finds by experience that Kentucky is unwor
thy of, and will not tolerato a free press, in
stead of denying to those of his fellow citizens
who differ from him the right to bo heard
through the columns of his papor, a right
which he claims for himsolf, and which he
calls upon Governor Owsley and President
Polk to protect him in, let him ntnrch with
his banner into another State, let him boooine
a volunta-y exile from the land of his fath
ers, until those whose tyranny drives hiin
forth shall themselves recall him in the spir
it of repentance.
Such are a fuw of tho thoughts suggostod
by tho Appeal of Cassius M. Clay, Wo do
not know how they will strike our readers,
but we feel well assured of this fact, that the
principles of abolitionism must bo presontcd
to tho public mind without abating one
tittle of their radicalism, without blunting in
the least degree their sharpness, and with
out encumbering them with the character of
those who advocate them cither in part or
in whole, They must be judged by their
own merits, and by their own merits, stand
or fall. Thu persecutions to which a man
has been subjected, the dangers he has en
countered and the difficulties ho has over
come, do not prove that he advocates tho
truo doctrines of emancipation, or that he is
entitled to our confidence as an abolitionist.
Cassius M, Clay and the True American,
Dr. Snodgrass and the Baltimore Saturday
Visitor, lloraeo Grocly and the Now York
Tribune are all doing an ltnli-slavery work,
yet none of these men claim to be abolition
ists, nor pretend that their papers are anti
slavery in the sense in which those terms arc
generally understood. They nil oppose sla
very to a certain extoiit, and advocate its
abolition, either at a nearer or a more remote
period, hut t'.icy who call thoso papers anti
slavory in a technical sense, do an injury to
the cause of the slave, and convoy to the
public a false idea of tho principles of true
Abolitionism, Yet it is an evidence of the
progress of the cause, that these papers which
publish so much truth in relation to slavery,
are so well sustained by tho community
both at the north and at the south; and al
though their standard of abolitionism is com
paratively low, yet tho facts which they pre
sent to those who are nut directly influenced
by papers which teach a higher doctrine,
aud the agitation they there creato, will very
much contribute to effect tho emancipation of
uhe bondmun. So faras they advocate true
i . i i: .1.. .1.- l 1
uocinue, anu inny;ii.eii me puupie uy ma
presentation of facts, wo bid them Gqd
speed! as we do also the Christian Patriot
of North Carolina, which is about to enter
the lists in armor similar to that which the
True American put on.
It bs proved as we anticipated. The seotari
hum of the members of this delegation lias
wallowed up their anti-slavory zeal, Thuir fu
ll to til is country, it teams was mainly undvrla.
ken with a via lo bring bank tha anti-slavery
secoeder from lbs Indiana Yearly Mooting to
worship with pro-slavery oj ukars, aeel first,
and then humanity, is the principle upon whioh
limy act; & it needed not the assuranne given by
onn of llieiu, tint highly at he esteemed the an
ti.ilavery cause, be regarded lbs welfaro of the
Society of divinls of farinore impoilauoe, It is
ao with all sectviani; the rights of man, Ilia
claims of humanity org to be uiuiildcd into audi
form ta the luwa of their org.niizaliuu demand.
Theiii are not lo be trusted wilii a leforinalory
movement; llisy may run well fur a lime, some
pf tbuin will so lung aa it don't interfere with
iho claims of sect, but the moment it does, they
f idler pease lo be sucUrisna, or else force 1 1 to
ui-'Veint'iil inlu Ilia eiuukfj path the; have
marked l fur themselves, and load it. With Jet'
urs ol intolurauo and byotiy.
Ws understand that the Indiana, Anti-Slavery
Society have passed resolutions sltungly con
demnatory of the course Iho delegation has pur
sued. We lure not yet seen au official repot!
of its proceedings. London Abolitionism lias no
truo tymfathy with (ut Abolitionism of Ameri
ca which, is willing to sacrifice all sectarian feel
ings and party prejudice on lbs great slur of
human right.
Uond St. Anti. Slavery is too refined, too aris
tocratic, loo evangelical to recognize, even aa
cousin-gennan, the vulgar, demvcralio, infidel,
anti slavery that labor Itt the slave. It refus
ed to ait with Lucre! ia Mutt al llie pteudu
World's Convention, because aha was a woman;
and though London anli-slavery was proud In
have an English woman to command the army
and navy or England, and to fill the British throne
it could'nt bear that an American woman should
so far leavo her appropriate sphere as lo lit in
their convention aa an equal delegate. London
ant' slavery denied lo the venerable Tho. Clark"
on the right to say what ho wished to Presi
dent of that Convention, but eut and trimmed
hia speech to mil ilsell, When John A. Collins
went to England it most foully belied him, and
used its efforts lo crush the Am. A. S. Society.
Thoso whuso sympathies come lo ua from acros
tha water are net residents u.f Bund St. Lonc'on.
They are to be fuund among the glens and moun
tains of old Scotland, and the bogs and moors of
Ireland. It ia from the Female Society of Glas
gow, and from the "urinW men" of Dublin ,
frum the oppressed Chartist, and the despised
H.' oaler, Irom the fuw great heart whose noble
t dings uiny nut ho restrained.
"Who dare to speak unshackled and un
High words qf Truth, far Freedom a.rtd for
that we look for and receive sympathy, and
not from the sectarian committee of English
abolitionists, or thoso whom they represent.
We ara glad the Indiana folks are hegin
ning to open their eyes, even so far as to see
men, as trees walking, In 1840 when tho
same issue was presented in another form,
if wo mistake not, they wcro very anxious
sonic of them at least .that brethren should
not fall out by tho way; they exceedingly
disapproved of these rjuarrels among aboli
tionists, and thought it a very wise conclu
sion to shut out ''that eastern controversy."
n 1813 the case is altered. Certain circum
stances havo annointud their eyes, their vis
ion has grown wonderfully clear, and not sat
isfied with going as Par east as New Kngland
to seek a cause for controversy they go almost
to the rising of the sun, and in the action of
some of the abolitionists of Old England,
find abundant cause fur condomniUon. lie
careful friends, lest your resolutions of '15
conflict? with your non-commitdism of '40.
Why should you introduce this very t'-lern
controversy into your Indiana Society? Why
should brethren quarrel among themselves
Why should proft.sed abolitionists waste
thoir strength and energies upon these mere
differences of opinion! Unless you ure pre
pared to answer these questions promptly and
categorically, you will probably have a N.
Kngland controversy with Joshua Lcavilt
aud his clique, who are hand and glove with
the Londen committeo and tho sectarian abo
litionists of Groat Britain.
At a session of the Greenland, (Ross Co,)
Presbyterian church held at Frankfort, Aug
ust lGth the following resolution was adopt
lietolved. That the General Assembly has
goue very far to rendor herself unworthy of
the name of a part of the Church of Jesus
Christ, bv 8aiictioiiin!r the holding of thou
sands of Imuran beings in the most ubsolute
and degrading slavery.
How pitiable is the condition of those, who
for the sake of denominational importance or
sectarian ponce, continue to strike hands
with murderers and robbers, and consent to
hold christian fellowship with thieves and
adulterers, In order to save the character of
thoir sect, the members of this session have
most shamefully belied Christianity before
heaven and earth, They dare not say that
the General Assembly has proved itself alien
to the Church of Christ by its shameful pro
ceeding, and that they will no longer regard it
as a Christian association; but for selfish pur
poses they blunt tho edge of their iteming
rebuke, and their apparent condemnation be.
coinos a virtual admission that the church of
Jesus Christ may sanction "tho holding of
thousands of human beings in the most de
grading slavery,"
'The General Assembly has gone very far
to render itself unworthy of the name of a
part of the church of Jesus Christ," declares
the resolution 'of the Greenland church,
Will that body be so kind as to inform ws
how much further tha Assembly may go,
Without bottoming entirely unu:rlf)y!
Jn another resolution it declares that Slavery
ia a violation not only of the dearest rights,
but of al tho rights of man) that the Gener
al Assembly sanctions this violation, and
makes tha Hlble sanction it, yet nevertheless
althotglr this churoh pretends to be opposed
to slavery, it continues to regard all lbs mem
bers of that Assembly as honflrahlaridehris-
tian men, and the body aa a part of the church
of Christ. A sailor once said that if the
slavetrsder did'nt go to hell, there was no
nse In having opo, and wa think, th.i if the
doctrine of the Greenland Presbyterian
Church prevail t tho Devil's office will be
come a sinecure, for tha vilest criminal that
walks the earth will only by his actions go
very far to rendor himself unworthy of the
name of a, member of the Church pf Christ,
and the Cincin-i
nati Herald are sparring with each other a
bout the 'two dollar prico" for newspapers,
The Patriot Siivs .
HThe Cincinnati Herald set the foolish
one dollar example, and it is now going a
bout a cripple, on one leg. Other Liberty
papers were compelled to follow its exam-,
pie, and now they are hobbling about, look
ing, for all tho world, like half-starved crea
tures, as they arc; they must got up to the
two dollar plan it is tlioir only hope for sal
vation. The Indianapolis Freeman, a one
dollar paper, is starving to death, or
rather its editor is. Hun up the price, De
Puy, and you'll feel better. Then there's
the Cadiz and Warren and Cleveland papers
all printed too cheap,"
Tho Herald retorts in no very courteous
Strains, admits that what is said of itself may
be so, but asserts that "that one leg is big
ger than the whole body of our little neigh
bor, the ra'riol."
The editor acknowledges be was mistak
en in his "one dollar" plan, but inti:nates he
haa bought w(doin, by experience, and by
way of illustrating his condition says,
'l'ho truth is, even the Fox in ikes some
addition to his sagacity, by getting his tail
cut off; he will never bo caught in a trap a
Pear children, you should nuver let
Y'our angry p.isijous rise,
Your little hands were never inijo
To tear Paclj Qthr's eyes,
OrThe I,iherty Herald of Warren aecu
ses us of a want ofeditori.il courtesy in pub
lishing an article against a. pnpoi, with which
we do pot exchange, We were not aware
that we did so, for we supposed that its name
was on our exchange list. Had the KJiic.r
intimated to us before that l.e did not receive
the Bugle we would have promptly attended
to it. ,s, we know not what particulai num
ber he allu ies to, we forward all we have
published, and will scud him tho paper in future,
Our readers will see by tho call fur a Con
vention, that the friend" of the slavo con
template forming a new society. H-is cer
tainly time that something was dam;, The
Old Organizutionists of Ohio and Indiana
have bppn asleep, and while they slept tho
enemy came and sowed political tares in tho
field of moral reform. Let them now arouse
from thejr slumber a slumber which like
that Christian indulged ip on tho enchanted
ground, instead of refreshing, has brought
shame mid confusion into their ranks, A
great work is before them, and the seed time
is even here! The paliiical excitement of
thu nation has in a grpat degree subsided, and
left upon the parlies tjie marks of the tem
pest which has passed over them, The
great sectarian bodies are being shaken to
their very centre, and many are asking, 4,what
shall wo do to be saved! Iho moral clc
m"iitsaro convulsed the old land marks aro
being destroyed, and now is tho time to
scatter broad cast over tho land, the seed
wheat of correct principles. In union there
is strength, in concert of action there is pow
er. Come up then to thq gathtring one and
all. Come, and aid by your counsel, and
warm by your zeal". Let all who can pos
sibly be there make it a point to attend, so
that the new society may in its infancy,
wiold with power those weapons which are
mighty through God4to the pulling down of
the strong holds of oppression,
The Steaiin-hip Ilibernia arrived at JJjeton
Oct. ilst, in 13 1-2 day from Liverpool
Tha new by the arrival, is uf no veiy great
imporlanci, with the exception ol Ibal lelatmij
to the orops. The former accounts of the pal
lia! lailure of the grain and potato crops is con
firmed, The grain market continues firm al Iho
uaeul advance in prices.- Large quantities
of flour were daily arriving frum Iho United
Stales siid Cuad, and lunticr arrivals were ex
pected. The foreign demand for Iron bad fallen off,
but the horn demand had increased, and the
trade was brisk and prices were well supported.
''he railway mama raged as fu.iuunly as ever
and new pinjeols were continually brought lor-
waid, allinuiaiea uuaoutneuiy, uy me suct:i,
whiuh had attended eaiiing hues during Ihn past
season. Tho muonie ol iho existing laiUays jo
England during the two past months had been
upwards ol one million ol dollar, on comparison
with the corresponding two months ol 1844, and
the line winch had reduced their fares must lib-
rallv. had been the area lest earner.
A great rovulsiou and crash were looked for,
from the extraordinary extent of railway specu
lations, in oonsequenca ot whioh, money was Oe
coining scarce, and the rata uf iutorest bad ad
Accounts by the Overland mail from India rep-
resent lU trade witft U)ip lo &e iq salisue-
lory etnta, and negotiations were programing fa
vorably, for tho pusseMiu.ii of Chusan by llio Unl
Ish. Tranquility pievaila m the interior of India,
ticindo remained tranquil, and t:ie ilrituh rule,
was completely established.
The inl-rioi of Aliriors continued In a disturb
ed state; new outbreaks occur, and Ihe Fronch
aro threatened with further attack) from Aboer
The Rtraia.ni wars acting on tha aVfeasfve lo
Circamia. Thry had been so annoyed by the at
tacks of the mountaineers from behind barriora,
that they had been compelled to concentrate to
body, and wail .he arrival uf succors.
'I ho (uligioua excitement oontinuod in Ger
many, and Ilia ullawt-M u( Kongo weio mlhor on
the increase.
The rLoi-R Speculators, who dnnbod into
tbe inlunor, lo uperaia up m tho rapid rite in lb
mlisli grain mu kl, on Hie arrival Ql the Great
Britain al Holmes' Hole, tumid thuinnelvcs cut
oil", at Auburn, the Director of the Sulienecla
dy railroad ilu-palcliiu an oxpross train at two
o'clock with extra alius cunlaiuing Iho new.
They however awept the .lbany market clean
Tho Hudson river has become the grreatest
thoroughfare in iho United Slates. Statistics
show that no loss than 100.0UJ a month go up
and down it.
Ten thousand persons aro now enraaod in
woikiug iho cuypor minus of lake Superior.
Tho Buffalo Pilot of a late date mv, tr.i
one hundred and twenty thousand bushels of
wneai nau arrived al thai city in the last fjity
eigbl huura.
A woman near Shawnelown, Illinois, was bit,
a sboil time since, by a spider, on tho flip, and
died in a short time.
Tho2iverr.inent at Washington on Satnrriav
drew $100,000 lo pay I he troops in Texai. This
will nut bo tnu lasl hundred lliuusu,ud Iho peoplo
will have to pay lOAurdd oularinni? 'lite ana of
fi teJom "
l'.m.T Ssow at Buffalo. Thcv had omta
a flury ut'suoiv al Uuil'ulo un iho lilu iust.
In Geneva, Switzerland, so famous for its
watches, u i paid ibal the annual production is
nlioutlOU.OUO-, U.OUO workmen being employed
in ilia uuniueiis.
Is hereby given, that n petition will be
presented to the next Legislature of tho Slate
of Ohio, praying for the erection of a now
county out of the following townships iu
Trumbull and Columbiana counties, to be
railed the county nt t ass with tho seat ot
jusiico at Canfield Trumbull county, to wit:
.union, jaeii ion, Austiutown, i ouiigstowu,
Coitsville, Poland, lioardman, Canlicld, Klls
wor:h, and Uerlin, in Trumbull'county, anil
Smith, Goshen, Orion, Beaver, and Springs
field, in Columbiana county.
October 3 1st 1815, lt 13,
8. S. Tester and Abby Kelley will com
icnee a series of meetings at Cincinnati, on
the 1.1th of November, at w hich the Ameri
can Union as the bond of tho slave, and the)
American Churches as forming tho founda
tion of that bloody bond, will be duly considered,
On consultation with several of the dis
tinguished friends of the slave in Southern
Ohio and South-eastern Indiana, it is thought
best to organize a Society tu be called the
ooutli-westeru Anti-slavery Society, auxilia
ry to the Am. A. S, Society, the seat of whose
operations shall ho at Cincinnati. All per
sons friendly to the object aro earnestly re
quested to meet in Convention at Cincinna
ti, on Tuesday, Nov. lttth, at 10 o'clock,
A. .M. to orruni.o such a society, and trans
act such other business as tho interests of
the eatiso may require.
Will the friends of the'onnresscd, one and
all, come to this gathering!
htcphen 5. roster, Abby Kelley and oth
ers will bo present to address tho meeting.
SAJ1L. UltUOKfc.
S, S, Fostornnd Abby Kelley will attend
Anti-slavery Conventions at the following
Jamestown, Green Co., Saturday, Sunday,
and Monday, November, 1st, 2d, 3d,
Green Plain, Clark Co.; Wednesday,
November 5th,
Xenia, Green Co., Friday. November 7th,
Yankectown, Warren Co,, Sunday, Mon
day, Tuesday, November 9th, 10th, 11th.
The fust day's meelinfr at Antioch and at
Yankoulown, will commence at 'i o'clock
P. M. Thoso at Jamestown, Green 1 lain,
and Xenia at 10 o'clock, A. M.
Gen, Agent,
Beni. S. Jones and J. Elizabeth Hitch-
oock will hold meetings at Xew-Gardcn, Col-
Co., on Saturday, aud Sunday tho 8th, and
Utli, of Nov, commencing at 'J o'clock on
Saturday afternoon. Will the friends iq
that ncigborhood see to muring thu iicccssa
ry arrangements,
Tne Eastern District Anti-Slavery Socie
ty will hold thejr next moctinrr in Columbi
una on Seventh day the 1st of next month,
at 10 o'clock A. M. fSenjamin S. Jones,
J. Elizabeth Hitchcock and other speakers
are exported to be present. We hope there)
will bo a general rally.
10, mo. 17, 1815.
The Executive Committee of the O. A. A,
S. Society, are requested to meet at Colum
biana on Seventh day the 1st of next month,
at !) o'clock, A. M. A punctual attendance
of all the members is desirable, as business
of importance will claim their attention.
10 nj9. ITA IMS,

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