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age of sin," &. ie.; that the granting of
tlio request was opposed at tlie inccuug on
several grounds, and was Anally -refused;
and that amdrtg tlioso in the opposition was
tlio "General Agent, who wjs present and
urged on the people tlie importance if giv
ing tlio Biljlo to all Iho world." This is
truly, a the Oberlin Evangelist styles it, a
"Mournful Dcvclopcmcnt." We notice it,
to put it on record, niid to request Mr. I'oote,
or uoiiio one cognizant of tlio facts, to give
9 the name of the "Gent-ral Agent" men
tioned, and the name of tlio Society, whose
general ngent he is. Plcaso communicate
with A. A. Phelps, 118 Nassau Street, Ne
York, by letter, and as early as convenient.
A friend has furnished us the following
extract of a private letter, from a lady, dated
BALTIMORE, Aug. 2d, 1845.
"And while I am on the subject of West
River, I may as well tell another story. A
certain Samuel Hamilton had a -poor little
negro boy 10 years of age and the key of
the safo being mislaid, it was charged upon
the boy. lie tied him up by the heels, and
chastised him, every once and again stop
ping to demand of him where it was, and
the uoy under the torture of the whip would
say it -was in -such a place; search being
made, and Iho key not being found, the
whipping was resumed, until he had kept
him suspended over an hour. When taken
down, he says, tho boy pretended to bo cra
zy, arid so ho whipped hiin again, but find
ing him somewhat indisposed, ho became
alarmed, and sent for a physician, ('for he
did not intend to kill hiin,') but before relief
could be nIVorded tho boy was in a state of
apoplexy, and died. The master then collec
ted six of his neighbors, and got them to
testify under their hands that tho boy had
been moderately whipped, and had died of
apoplexy but that no blame whatever could
attach to tho master.
Now, is not that a beautiful specimen of
the power of a master over his slave! Well,
for the honor of West river, I may slato that
it did not rest there for Dr. C hear
ing of the matter, got on his horse, arid rode
round amongst his neighbors, and asked
tlieui if this foul murder was to bo quietly
passed over, and no notice takan of it. They
declared it should not, and a jury of twelve
men was procured, who dissected the body;
and after examination, gave their verdict
'that the boy had' been suspended by the
heels more than an hour, inhumanly whip
ped and that apoplexy had followed in con
sequence.' 1 forgot to tell you that' tho key was found
in tho mistress' bureau. One of rthe six
gentleman was summoned as a witness: he
said, 'what! ride 12 miles for a dead nigger!
ho would not go that far to bring him to lift
ho was nnt worth a half dollar he wae
only ten years old.'
I reckon ho will bo worth more than a half
dollar when ho comes to confront hiin at tlie
'bar of Him whose ways are equal but lam
sick or the subject, am! nin sure you must
bo. fj7This ii the second case of whip
ping to death in the refined neighborhood of
West rivcr."C0
Abrogation or Law bt Slavery. A wcofc or
. . . r , i i II.
ud at the house of a man named Jcll'en in' Jolni
on, living ncir Easthem; Glousosior county, N.
J. and inquired of the cluldron for their moilier.
Hearing that alio was at woik at Mr. Beck's
thci proceeded thi hor,fuuiid the wo man milking
a cow in tlie yard, seized her dragged her by
..force into one of the waggons, back to Johnson'
house, seized the three children, (who wuro
born i n 1 1 e iv Jersey) put the whip to the horses,
and wont otF unresisted and unharmed.
Realtor, this transaction was a literal earring
out of the decision pronounced by Judge Story
in Prigej'i case. The law of Mow Jersey are
anniliilntarl. that tha oower of alavorv tnav nrn
Turn him ooT.-Tha Louisville Morning Con-
i rier is calling upon the peoplo of Kontni'ky to
. purge out from anion? them that "incendiary
.sheet," the New York Tribune. TJie "aboli
tion press improper" is growing more and more
A Runaway Preacher.-A lateKy. paper
.coutains an advertisement offeringa reward ot
$100 for tho recovery of "a negro man nam
ed Kicuard, who is 40 years old, reads and
writes very well, is a preacher and lias a li
cense to exhort, endorsed by tho Elder of
Stone Ifiver Circuit or Murfreesboro Station.
The advertisement (states that ho preaches
and sings well, it is supposed ho will iry to
make his living in that way. The crime for
which ho is advertircd is two-fold ho is
black, and was born contrary to the Declara
tion of Independence. ' Perhaps lie has some
wild notions of his responsibility as a preach
er, and is inclined to givo too liberal a con
struction, to tho passage, "Go .je itvtwll the
world." d'c. Is not this a great country
wliero preachers of the everlasting Cod are
advertised like stray cattle.
Of Regular Meeting of the Columbiana
District Anti-Slavery Society, held in Columbiana,
on Saturday and Sunday, Nov.
1st and 2nd.
The Society convened in tho FrieiiflV
meeting hous3 in Columbiana, on Satoiday
morning. The attendance was rather small,
and composed principally of strangers, but
few of the citizens being present, owing to
tlio fact, as was suppose 1, that they had been
donied the uso f tho house for some time
past for tlio meetings of the Temperance
and Anti-slavery Societies of the place, and
in consequence of which oh imprcssiou pre
vailed throagh tlio country, that a housa
could liothn nlii.iim',1 In tlift mnnt'mnr in.
Such ist the testimony the Society of Friends
In Columbiana bears against the sins of In-lempcram-o
and Slavery. Tha lnoclings on
Sunday .were Ijeld id tho house occupied as
a meeting house by the Weslcyans, when the
attendance was somewhat larger.-..-The meet
ings during thjj! day 911 Saturday j 'cre occu
pied with adJrossei fcpm Benj. j, Jones and
J. Elizabeth Hitchcock.
A Business' CTonnniltob was appointed,
which reported the following resolutions:
Whereas, The Constitution of the United
States has been ordained by the people, is a
contract of the one willi the many, fi!d Iho
many with tho one wiich tjicy may yearly
renew or at any timo repudiate; and whereas
it was evidently the intention of the fratners
of that document to give "solemn guaran
tees" to the system of shivery, and to
strengthen the might of the oppressor by le
galizing tho African 6lavc trade, by pledg
ing the power of the nation for the suppres
sion of slave insurrection, by declaring the
fugitive slave should be delivered up, and
by allowing to slave claiming districts a
representation. upon Ihi'ir slave property, thus
making tho American Union a terrible en
gine of tyianny and cruel outrage: and
whereas, moral honesty forbids us to en
deavor to alter the meaning of a contract, or
attempt to placo other construction upon it
than the contracting parties designed at
the tini'i of its adoption; therefore
ItcMilced, That the Constitution of tho Uni
ted Stitcs is a pro-slavery document, und
that the construction which the people havo
put upon it, and that given it by the Su
preme court, which they have appoint ul n
bo its interpreter, is in accordance wiili tha
intention of its framcrs, and with its pro
slavery character.
ltcsohed, That faithfulncss-to the cause of
the slavo and .consistent advocacy of tho
principles of liberty, require that we .shou1!
rcfuso to be parties to it, and that we no
longer support it either by holding oftieo or
voting up 't it, but that we repudiate it by
word and deed, and trie by peaceable
means to effect n dissolution of tho Am.
Union, which is the bond of the Am. slave.
Whereas, It is the religious influence of
tlic.laiul, tho teachings of tho church and
clergy which moulds public opinion and
gives life ami strength to tho institutions of
our country; and whereas the clergy claim
this power, and dcularo that without tlie coun
tenance of the church hardly any proper en
terprise can succeed, and with it, that scarce
ly any can fail; and whereas, slavery is un
Am. institution, and exists in a country
which claims the name of christian, is
tolerated and justified by organizations call
ing themselves a part 01 uio cuuren 01
Ghrist, anil is practised by men who aro
professora of that religion; therefore
Uemleeu. 1 hat upon uie Am. church ana
the Am. cWrgy rests tho awful responsibility
of the continuance of slavery in our land:
that we regard the lormcr as lis bulwarks,
tho latter as its body guard.
Jiesolved, 1 hat Uio ciiureh it (Jurist never
made a -slave, ne ver held a slave, never jus
tified slaveholiling, and never reluscd to
plead foMhe captive's deliverance; and there
fore those denomination that tolerate or jus
tify slavery, or who pass by in neglect on
tho other side, nie nol a part 01 the church
of Christ however bold may bo thcir claims,
however high their profession.
It'suleed, I hat to contend that a christian
can hold christian fellowship with those who
we not christians, that ho can recognise as
members ol the church, ol Lhrist those
whose actions are not based upon principles
which Jesus set forth in his teachings, is to
contend for an absurdity which is derogatory
to Christianity, acd highly injurious to tbo
cause of puru morals.
llesolced, That in the capture of the three
Ohioans by Virginia kidnappers, wo rccog
nizo another manifestation of that power
whiidi has reduced nearly three millions of
our fellow -citizens to a state of abject bond
age, nnd an evidence that if wo would pro
serve tho remnant of liberty we yet retain,
we must oppose in every shape and form the
aggressions of tho slave power.
The resolutions relating to the churches
and clergy wero taken up on Saturday even
big, and discussed during that meeting and
tho forenoon meeting on Sunday, when they
were unanimously adopted. Thoso relating
to tho U. S. Constitution, and Iho tine in re
lation to tho captured Ohioans, were dis
cussed on Sunday afternoon, and adopted
without a dissenting voice. It was votod,
that all tho papers in tho county friendly to
the cause of Emancipation be invited to pub
lish tho proceedings. Adjourned to meet in
New Lisbon en the first Saturday in Februa
ry, 1810.
Wm. C. Alexander, Sec'y.
Other papers please copy.
1st and 2nd. TO A. PICKERING.
FREEPORT, 10th mo. 19th, 1845.
I havo cart-fully read thothreo numbers of
the " Evangelical Union" which you have
been so kind as to givo me, and purpose to
review some of tho matter found In them.
Theso three Nos. I understand wero sent to
me for the purpose of opening my eyes and
curi'i:"' mo of my Infidelity. 1 aiu glad to
learn, ttit some of my Quaker friends havo
such a " travail" for me, nnd should feel
some reciprocal sympathy for them as Quak.
ers, were h not th.it I have received treatment
from fhem of the most damning character
treatment calculated to shut all the portals of
tho heart, and make it wretched. But to re
turn to tho " Union' for that is the thing un
der consideration now.
The first thing worthy of notice is found in
the prospectus, to wif. "The editor (Elislia
Bates) haa long lieen persuaded, that' a peri
odical devoted to tho common interctts of
Christianity, without being sectarian might
bo eminently useful," . " with these
view the Evangelical Union is now" offered
to Jhe pulie'i ic. In tho above; extracts
there is not very much that can bo objected
to. (though I don't like tho word "uan
r,") and were it not for smnctliing which
follows, it niiirht be palmed on an unsuspect
ing reader lor gospel. Elislia says it is not
sectarian, Tills is a paipablo falsehood, and
the writer might bo indicted (m uttering it,
but fortunately no body cares to do so'. " Not
sectarian," jet none but'eP.Tfi-et'ea christian?
can have part or lot in the matter. Now it is
evident that Elislia means by tlio term or
phrase " not sectarian" that the "evangelicals"
must cease to bo so with regard to each oth
er, and to bring this dcsirablo thing about, ho
humbly dedica.tjs his most humble self and
tho "Evangelical Union." The objects for
which this publication is gotten up, are, to
put down Roman Catholicism and modem
Infidelity. They are to bo put down by a
I.'.nion of tho Evangelical Churches. Eli
slia says "the Hoiroins are putting forth their
energies to establish their supremacy in this
country." Now I believe tho same may bo
said of tho ovangolical churches, and especial
ly does Elislia Bates desiro it, And i be
lieve I would rather live under tho .tender
mercies pf the Pope than be crushed beneath
the ponderours care of evangelism. There
is no diffi renco in ecclesiastical organizations
when onco they get the supremacy. Tlie
li 0111:1 n Catholic Church was once character
ized by the very virtues which ElUha Bates
pretends to admire; but as she grew old she
departed from tli faitji that worketl) by love,
and corruption, tho legitimate result of said
departure found its way into her sanctuary.
So has it always been, and so will it be wilh
tho etangelital churches. Let them once
become csnsolidatcd (for that is Elisha's ob
ject,) and their power will bo felt by a
world that has had the misfortune, to bo rul
ed too long by ecclesiastical authority. 1 re
gard any measure that has for its object the
building up of power, dangerous in the ex
treme, and from my knowledge of the 'blood
thirsty nature of tho evangelical -ehurche3,
I deeply lament so dreadful a calamity as.
their union would be. The power of the
Boast is now b-dken, and. our safety depends
on its weakened condition.
The Roman Catholics in the eyes of Eli
slia Bates are not evangelical. How he
found that out is past my knowledge, unless
the "Spirit" told him so, for it told him ma
ny things about the time of the division of
the Quakers. As for me, si cannot see any
difference between Catholicism aud Evangel
ism. Let us compare them and discover the
difference if any. I havo sat under the "drop
ping of their sanctuaries" and havo found
none. Tho Romans profess to believe in
Jesus Christ, so do the evangelicals. The
Catholic Priests preach from the Scripturrs,
so do tho Evangelicals. Tho Romans observe
divers ordinances, so do tho Evangelicals.
They lovo power, so do the Evangelicals.
They havo a "man-mado ministry," so have
tho Evangelicals. "Their Priests preach ifur
hire, and divine for money," so do the Evan
gelicals. "They are greedy dumb dogs that
can never havo enough," so aro the Evangel
icals. "They rob widows' houses and for
pretence make long prayers," sodothe Evan-
irrlicals. Thcv aro a " Brotherhood of
thieves," and so aro the Evangelicals. 'Thus
we mii'ht go on, and on, and still find no
-difference. Puihaps the Evangelicals won'
like this comnarisoii. I am certain the anoint
ed Elislia will think me Infidel for making it.
But is it not clear, that if these several lead
iii'r virtues enumerated aliov; entitle one to
tho name of "Evangelical," they do tho oth
er! But the other olyoct for which this union
is to bo brought about is, to oppose moiL rn
Infidelity. Elisba says the Infidels are tryin;
to overthrow all the restraints of law and or
der, and ho introduces tho name of Wm
Lloyd Carrison, and associates it with Rob
ert Owen; and tliesd are tho leaders of tho
Infidel gong. On page 27, Elisba quotes
from Garrison's editorial of Oct. 18lh, 1811,
somo remarks commendatory of Owen, but
designedly omits that part which says ho re
gards Owen's philosophy sadly defective.
How hard it is for a Priest to be honest!
do not know what Owon's views are on tho
many c:;i:iling lojiics of the day, never hav-
inir seen any ol im unuuir-i, hut J:oui the
reports of Wm. Lloyd Carrison who contid
ers his jihilosophy sadly defective; I have
not a very gocd opinion of him us a philoso
oiihor. Elisba Bates wishes to associate
these men together in order to destroy (Jarri-
son's influence, and all others who sympa
thise with him. Does not KiUha Bates
know tho ualuro of the anti-slavery platformt
Does he not know that that platform is free
for all to stand upon and bear their own tes
timony against slavery, in their own wayl
All that is necessary to entitle a man to mem
bership is to 1)0 opposed to slavery; Tho
Jew, tireek, Scribe, Pharisee, InhdeO, Uoist,
Catholic, and Evangelical, can all stand on
that platform mid ncru aro bound or re
sponsible for tlie other's' peculiar: teiiets any
more ! than jf they had met together for the
purpose of raising a log cabin, - If Elijllft's
inference U correct, and I must follow his
ph ilosophy, and hu house Wero to get on lire,
it4would bo dangerous for mo to throw a
bucket of water upon it, because in so doing
I should become an "Evangelical." Robert
Owen is an nbolitionijt nnd ho also is an In
fuhl. Wm. Lloyd Carrison is also an abo
litionist, therefore he is an Infidel. ' Elislia
Bates professes to be an abolitionist, and
hence he too is an Infidel. . Tljis is his rea
soning, hut to mo it is a little as Owen's
Philosophy appeared to Garrison, "sadly de
fective." B:it these men are trying to over
turn tho restraints of law & order. Well what
law aro they trying to overturn! I answer
the law that holds women an,! children as
chatties personal in the hands of tliuir o.Vucrs;
the former for puposcs unspeakably vile, and
tho other for "stock." The order which they
wish to overturn is of two kinds, first, that
which is secured by the fear of being mur
dered, for the order that is now in the south
is maintained only by the sword ol professed
Evangelicals,-and in its stead, they wish to
establish, or let God establish, that ordcrand
harmony which always follows as a legiti
mate consequence, the living out his law.
Tho other order which they wish to overturn
is tho clerical unlcr, with Elislia I)atos at its
head; for it is a palpable fact that whilo they
preach their damning horesy and build up
their evangelical unions, the slave oan never j
go free; and I should hail the day of their
overthrow as a jubilee of nations, and a fit
theme for angelic choirs, God ovjdcntly do
signed this earth to bo tho tlier.tre of univer
sal happiness and peace, but it has been curs
ed by an order more deadly and consuming
in its nature than the Locusts of Egypt. 1 he
history of this world, is but a history of des
tructive wars brought about by the preaching
of this order, and hence I could rejoice in
their overthrow as a great public blessing,
and I am surprised that Abel Pickering will
lend his timo and influence in circulating a
publication which has for its object thcbuild
ing up of an, organisation which will not ad
mit him as a member, or fellowship hiin as a
christian.! But Pilot and Ilerod shook hands
on a memorable occasion.
Elislia says theso "Infidels" repudiate tho
marriage institulioc, I havo never been able
to discover any thing of tho Hand, had I the
accuteness of vision so bountifully lavished
on Elislia Bates, I might perhaps discover it.
I onco heard John O. Wattles lecture on com
munity; nnd 'he aitt, "whatever mterlercs
with tho marriage relation is wrong. 13ut
one thiriT I do know, and that js, that the
Evangelicals repudiate tho God ordained in
stitution of marriage, and compel men ami
women to herd together like brutes, that they
keep women for "breeders, and their children
for sloe.',; and that they sell this stock to the
trader in human flesh for money to buy Bi
bles, build meeting liouses, aud pay tlit-ir
Priests Yes, they sell little babies, the
very same kind of which Jesus spoke and
said "of such is the kingdom of Heaven,"
and with tlio proceeds of their blood and
souls, thcv nurchase -communion wine. Can
any thing bo more ridiculous, or more criini
nal! Yet the pious 1:nuves will lean back
from their dinner tables e,f stolon bread and
butter, and charge us with trying to overturn
the "restraints of Law a-tid order." They
will get up consecrated and anointed Evan
gelical Christian mobs, and bum our houses,
tear up our presses, shoot our Lovrjoys; and
then charge us with "overthrowing all the re
straints of Law and order;" and because we
cry against such hellish attrocities tbey call
us Infidel, yes Infulel! 1 bis is ,luu mad
dog cry, nnd it has always been the cry, the
madening cry of those in authority Ln eveuy
age of tho world. This consecrated order
stoned to death our ancient Prophets, nailed
to tho cross our brother Jesus, stoned our Ste
phen to death, banished our Paul, burned our
Rogers and our Servitus at tho stike, impris
oned our brotlurs, Fox, Penn, and Barclay,
branded the hand ot our Walker, shot our
Lovcjoy, and are now thirsting for our blood
and then call us Infidel!
I should like to notice several ulhcr things
that are in these 3 numbers of tho "JJimiei
cat I ntun, bet have not timo now. J am
thankful to thee for them, and if thoti .bant
any more documents of tlie "Evangelical or-
di'r" just send ih-m on, but let me -in friend
ship toll thee, that it was thou that t nigh
me my Infidelity, and I am a thousand times
thankful that through thy instrunuMitility, 1
became acquainted wilh the Truth as it is
found i.i the writings of Fox, Penn, Scott
Hicks, aud the "Bureau," and "Advocate i.
Truth," These mcj bore their lesiiuiuny
against the popular sins of their day, and for
so doing were called Infidels, Perhaps -Un''
Admitted for argument sake only.
f A. Pickering belongs to the Hickiite,8nd
the tiYangclicdls rail thcin Infidels.
were, awl, pcrhapsX may also W an Iitfldrt,
but if I and thostf . lAw tliat 1 Rympntliizii
with are infidols, are.all others christians!
.tire persecuted and ulT manner of evil i
spolcen agninst us, not oflly by the establish
ed orders (pot exccptiug'.tlio quafcors, so call
ed) but the publicans and sinners insult us
us they pass. It appears to mo that to bo an
Infidel, if I am ono, requires nn amount of
courage not generally posticsscd bj; those
who pifwiimttrus. When I beame acquaint
ed with the t rinciples-of truth, I vas''ttld'.
that i would meet with trial, but I never
once dreamed that the trials I was to. endure:
wero to bo caused by those whom I consider-.
edof.thc "House of Israel." But Jesus
came to his own, and his owri crushed h'tiw
bmcath the wheels of their Ecclesiastical;
Despotism. Yes, they got op an EvanqU
cal mob of "gentlemen of property ainf
standing,!' and nailed him to tho cross, M"4
I must not complain if I receive the eamo
opposition in.proportion to my testimony, that
be met with. And my gtcatest prayer is,
that I may bo preserved from the sijajes of
my Fihends, and like Him die in testimony
of tho Truth. ' "
1 am now done, I may have said some
things 8;vere and hard to be borne, but it i
tho severity of Truth, and none but moral
cowards will shrink from its presence-
"I love limitation when there is cause for it
the alarm bell which startles the inhabi
tants of a city, saves them from being burn
ed in their beds." Kdiiiuud Burke.
fX-By a mistake of the printer, we had
not enough papers last week to supply all
our subscribers, even with those which were
badly printed and unfit for use. Will thoso
of our friends who do not caro to preserve
the paper after it is read, and who reside with
in twenty miles of .Sajem return us the 10th
No. Direct to "Busle. Salem. Ohio."
We this week publish a listof our receipts.
If it contains any error, we will make tho
correction when it is pointed out, Tho sub
scriptions paid to Milo A. Townsend and
Carver Tomlinson we will acknowledge as
soon as tliejr accounts are forwarded. We
should also bo glad to publish other receipts.
Wjll our friends, enable us so to do?
Csverjjor Bartlev has appointed Thurs
day, the 20lU of November, " to be observed
as a day of humble prayer and thanksgiving
to Almighty God." This announcement
comes to us with the stamp of civil authority.
It bears tho great seal of Ohio, and is not on
ly signed by the 'Governor; but countersign
ed by the Secretary of State. The Proola-
imtiou is not an ordinary state paper, but is
semi-religious, a kind of mingling of Church
and State matters, of civil and ecclesiastical
We like prayer, and we like thanksgivin",
but it must not bo stated, formal prayer, nor
hanksgiving as per appointment of State.
fho prayer that we approve is that by which
one's sincerity is manifested, iu which the
language of tho lips, the desire of the heart,
and tho action of tho will all harmonize, and
tend to tho spirit's purification, and the eleva
tion of tho common brotherhood of man.
Tho true soul needs not the appointment of a
day for prayer and thanksgiving. It feels
the blessedness of life, tho joyousness of ex
istence, and pours forth one continued strain
of gratitude and praise. It looks upon the
Spring-time in its beauty, tho fresh, young
leaves, tho many colored blossom, and the
rich green of earth's vernal garment, and the
fullness of its thanksgiving ascends with the
odor of flowers, and the gush of woodland
music. And when the harvest time redeemsi
the promises of spring, when tho golden fruita
of summer hang from the boughs which the
blossoms graced, the spirit of thanksgiving
hears rule, and the soul rejoices in the bless-.
ings of its God. When the brijrht tints of
Autumn blush upon the sky, when the Frost
King plants hie- gorgeous banner on tlie earth
and the woodlands are dressed in rainbow
hues, when tho frcs hair sends its cxhilira
ting thrill to tho heart, and tho spirit seerns
strong in itself, the true soul rem iiubera, tho
Giver of all good and perfect gifts. And
whon tho tree3 aro stripped of their garments,
when tho greouness of earth h is departed,
and Winter overs her nakedness with his
snowy robe, when the sap has retired to its
winter-home and nature rests a littlo while
from her labors, then, too, as in all other sea.
sons, does the spirit of thanksgiving fii)d un,
utterance in the heart of the tru )nni.
We have no faith in prayer by State ap-.
pointment, or thanksgiving in .conformity with
Gubernatorial proclamation. To us,, such
things bear the semblance ot hypocrisy, and
seemingly indicate a desire to appear to the
1 o.U hotter than we really arc. What truo

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