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THE SLAVE-WIFE. BY FRANCIS H. GREEN. Among the numerous facts which our "pe culiar Institution" is continually dcvelopini: ficts, which from Iho wild ti-,i ri tjr on tin one Imntl, ami the deep malignity on the oth er, outvin tlm most extravagant Miiinr.LT, may ho founrl evidence tint truth is, indeed stranger thiin fiction. The lollowinsr story was related to me hy ono who well know tin; parties; and I give it, as "early us possib.o in his own words. '1 hid been," s-id h,'8ojniirninfr fur f ov eral weeks nt Dawn, Cppor Canada, whirh you well know, was settled by n oniony of Fugitive Slavca, observing tin- regenerating influence f a free utmosuhi t.', whirh is ilni ly working out a phenomenon morn wonder ful than the dreaming alchemist ever impu ted t thb philosopher's some tr..nsie.utr. tion of chattels into men. Tie so facts stand out against the deep hl.irU ,rrn of Slave ry like miracles wrought in li "bluing, an I fraught with an interest strung and ma-p a the eternal inti rests of humaiiiiy. There arc Bmonr thrsn pc-ieilc some line specimens ol the r.'.cr; whom it would do our negro-haters good to know and many whose fti.e. manly character ay, nd intellect s.lso, would put to the hlusli our traditeers, of the colon d race. Of i.ll these none pleased me. belter, or interested me more deeply, than Laco Ray. lie was. 1 think, as line a specimen of th. nhvsidl man, ns 1 ever knew. Tall, muscu lar, and every way well-proportioned, bn had the largi rpamioii of chest and shoulders that are seen in the nest representations of Hercules. 1 le was quite black, the skin sort and glossy; but the features had none of the revolting characteristics wnieh nra siippoi.il by some to ho inseparable from the African visnre. On the contrary tiioy were remarka bly fine thp nose aipiiiiue; the mouth even handsome; the forehead singuluily liioh and broad. Superadded to this was u nob!. in tellect, with a power of language and ex pression which under happier circumstances, might have produced the poet, or the or itur, and which under every incumbrance, Msn at time to the loftiest eloquence. I had often been astonished at the spontaneous exercise of this power; and tho rude men among whom wo dwelt likewise felt, and quietly yielded to tho sway of a master spirit. Al though he nail been in Uawn only about two years, he bad yet acquired no small degree of influence anions; his people; and bulb for integrity and ability he was highly esteemed, lint notwithstanding all this 1 observe 1 that deep shadow seemed to rrst upon his heart, and that there was a void in his being which nothing appeared to fill. These tendencies became more distinct as I knew liiru Letter; and 1 was conviured that some very painful circumstance connected with his former life, hung like n pall above him, darkening the glad sunshine, and making hitter the free air he breathed. I determined to learn his his tory from hisown mouth iho. first opportunity that presented itself. Fortune soon favored my wishes. 1 had been walking through iho fields of Tarinus acquaint inees. conversing with then as they Wurked, or listening to the b;:ppy song, or the merry whistle that rang out on the clear air of a fine spring morning, when, at about nine o'clock, 1 leaned over tim rude fence tint enclosed the field where my friend Laco was nt work, lie was at the lower end of the rt; and 1 stood listening to the native melodies that resounded oneverv side. Them was in this music a fullness of joy that spoke nt once of the consciuuaness and the love of freedom; yet n' t uuminglcd 'th occasional notes of the sweetest and the deep est pathos, that whispered of friends left lar behind, yet groping darkly in the land of bondage; or, may be, it uttered the sadness Which belonged to memory or pictured forth shadows which the long-brooding wing of Slavery yet loft resting on the free soul. It was infinitely touching; and 1 could nut list en to it without tears. As Laco drew near. I saw that he was unusually sid and disinclin ed to talk; and, after passing the compliments of the morning, ho dropped bis eyes to the ground, and appeared quite absorbed with his business of pi inting. I waited, deliberating within myself how I should best enter upon the subject, until he had advanced to Ihe end of the row, anil stood opposite mo. .'Well Laco,' I Slid, extending my hind, as he was about turning to commence, another row. 'This is a line morning, but you are not quite in the spirit of it. You seem un happy. Has any thinj happened to distress you!" 'No Massa, no. Nothing happen to I.aco now. Nothing now ever h :p;cn to hi:n,' he replied, turning upon me a look of unuttera ble sadness. 'Why do you siy that, Laco! you surely are happv now von are free; and vou cannot be insensible to the beauty of this lovely morn ing! Thu free sunlight is s'liiiiiv abroad. The birds nre singing. Tho neighbors tiro sinsjing. They are happy; nil are happy. Why should not Laco sing and hi; happy too!' 'The birds,' he answered, 'are singing sung of love. Fichoue has a ina'e in his nest; but La.-o'g nest is cold an I silent. Why then should be sing? Tlm fren nre siuaan r ib, song of liberty; but ihe light of Laco's free dom is put out. The sun is shining very bright; but ho never reached here,' bnnMed layinga bin 1 on hu breast, and smiling with the expression of one who feel that he has already met tho worst. .M issa vciy good; but he never in iko d irkuess light; ho m-ver make the dead live agiin. It's no use talk ing, Missi. Licob'-lt-r work. If Im would eat, l e mast m ka corn gro.v. Talking nev er help hi n; ai d he turned away, as if re solve I to s ay nothing more. 'Kxeuse me Laco,' I urred, ns I spmii" over the fence and stood Inside dim, I am your fiend. Speak to nie freely, as ton friend; a brother; and the confidence may re lieve you. I see your story is a s id one..' 'Ah. Massa, so slave story always bo. But come to the cabin, Massa; and Lieo w ill tell you, what ho has whispered only in the groat ear of night, when Uod and angels a Jono are waking." U throw down, his hoo in the furrow and sprang over the fence at a single bound. I followed him; nml with a few-' I lore steps we stood in the log-cahiu where he spent the solitary hours of rest. A draught of cool milk and water refreshed lis; lid sealing himself mi the ground Hear the rude bench' he had offer: d imt, after a p..use of some minutes marked by profound emo tion, he thus related his simple but heart thrilling story. I w..s r;.isid on the plantation of J. C and perhaps few si .vos have had a kinder master. At the age of twi nly-lwo I married Cltir.y Davis, a ill of twenty, She was white. At hast no cr.o would suspect that she had any Afiice.n blond in her vein";. Some have said tint, the only trace of it was in her eves; and t'.v-y were 1 .rav, end salt, and brilliant, although very bl,.ek. I believe. no en- ever knew l.'lusv without loving her she was so sweet, ;,uil kind, r, n l gentle mid no fin''' oor s iv her w ithout admiring hi r beauty which I may siy ii.vie, I neve r saw the lik- of, in the fii,-e.-.t lady thai ever gla 1 drnrd the heart of a fr- o nt.tr.; I'r it is twe V" I'tij d"y since 1 laid lor in hi a imieiy irnrrt n: (I'll !t;v: in . iuiviiliil; ali i U' til ing lint her sv 1 1 s ml i led.' Ilo bowed bimsi If to the ground; and I knew by the convulsive Leavings of his crouching form th. it he wept bitterly. The unwonted indulgence appeared to relieve l.i'.a. lie aresc and went out a few moments; and w hen he relumed to his sat.all trace of tears had been cirefiil'y washed away; anil ha re sumed hi . narrative. "I had long been tenderly attached to C'lasy. We had laved even from childhood; and f-r about three mouths after marriage we were happy as the hirls. l.'ntil that time I had thought little, tie, ugh I had Keen much of the evils i f Slavery; for I bad begun to love so e rly. and this so entirely took up my attention; that 1 had little lime to dwell on Ihe sorrows of my less foriunate companion.''.. I had won the f Vor and confidence i f my master an. I mistr-sa. I always had enough to eat and drink, ami I was always well cloth ed. 1'pnn my marriage I was promoted from the post of errand bey, or runner of ilie plan tation, to tin t el coaeliuiau, and as L lusy was the personal attendant of her mi -tress this arrangement added much io our happi ness, as wo generally travelled together. I'oth parlies were mutually pleased with our n..',v relation; and for a lime all went on hap ily. Olusy was a great favorite wilh her mistress; they had indeed been raised togeth er, and were more like sisters, than mistress and slave! Our master and mistress were married abo"t a year beloro we were; and they already had a linn little boy, of which tho young- parents were very proud. Our courtship had advanced together. Year in, and year out, we went in company to the neighboring plantation of Col. Davis. We shared each other's secrets. All our little love-quarrels; all our hopes, ami till our fears, were freely communicated; and in the warmth and confidence of mutual love, wo at times, forgot we were master and slave; wo forgot that there was a gulf lay between us wi.le nnd deep- ns that which sepirates chattels from men. Clusy and I were very happy. All our wants were supplied. We were con tented in the present, and without cant for the future. We c itisidcred oursclve j the most favored of moitils. We soon found that we stand ia a IVso posiiion. Vh a is true can never come out of f .1 ie.lu :d; what is right can never come out of wrong. I hav known Slavery in its best form; but there is no good in it. ' At length I observed that Clusy wat get tinir pale; and I often found her in tears. I asked her the cause; I urged her to tell me; but she would dry them instantly, and say that she was not well, or that she was so lone some sho could not help crying when I was gone. Isiwthat this was mere pretence, and sought in vain for tho truth that lay uu e'er it; find when nt last, she couhl no longer hide from me the fact of her uohappii.tss, she resolutely refused to tell the cause. 1 could find no relief Id my anxiety. Ktiv.ngo, indistinct visions of wrong haunted my be. I at niir'it, and my work by day. A new' hid ing of insecmiiy came upon me. I Iclt ai'r ii I of I knew not wii it. A dreamy cons, i ra.i ncss of my false p. sitieu lieaaii to present it sell; and a v.ig.n sense cd' tne horr. rj cl Sla very oppressed mo. 'When I slept it lay upui: my breast like a iiight-ni ire; and when 1 woke it stared at mo with the eyes of a fiend, m iking hideous f.ices in ihe d. irk, I' follow ed me every where. It looked out fio.a the comers of tho road. It mounted the c irii ago box and sit beside me. This spirit of unrest haunted me forever i strange inti. na tion of the approach of sutne unknown evil. It seemed to mo that spirits were cnntinti illy whispering words of warning; nnd though I did not understand their meaning, I fell their power. In this maun -r tlireo months more worn heavily away, ('lusy all tho time get ting pah r, Weaker, and more silent, until, at lenoih, sho trembled as 1 r.ppro..che.l her; and an act of tenderness on my part s-emed to terrify h r, so thai 1 began to lose all plea sure in her suckty; and atlenylli seldom vis ited her. "One holy-day it wns the 1'ouiili of J.ily, I had resolved to go n carouse, with my I.'i low slaves, and diown my troubles in whis key. My m isfr was o- ai in oe cant; ! nnl ; a ui li.a .i , ai 1. 1 na ve n.o a iftMicrous 1 io..nee of n.-.ae' . II a vru.niv eu-'ouraged niv go. ilia', ns masters ale , $ do, breauso whatever sinks the m in secures the slave; and it seems he had anoiluT reason for wishing me absent. ( h id already 1-l't toe pt inl.ition and set out to join my cuuip anions at a small ale-house about hill' a mile farther, when my purpose was arrested inn very singular in inner While loitering through the metdow, whist ling, not so much for want of thought, as to diown thought, 1 cime accidentally ton large magnolia tree, where I hid first met Clusy, when we were both children. I threw my self into the refteshing shadow, when the times past and long forgotten, seemed tj iiio heforn me. Th-ro wo h d often pl .ye.f to gether in childhood; anil when she cime to the great house, to this tree I always accom panied her; and here we always parted. Hero too, she often came to meet me in tho long starry evenings, after our work was done. Here sho first promised to bo mine; and hero too, my mother blessed us, but a low days before her death; and I remembered well the hot tears that fell upon my hand, as it was clisped between the bony and shriveled ones of my mother. 1 thought then that she wept because she was going to die; but 1 know nriw it wai deeper sorrow, that shook her so fearfully. Here, too, beneath this very tree, we sat,' w ith hand fist locked in hand, on the eve of our niarri ige, and hern the minister lditsed us, and called us one. All these tilings l.cc; '.no present w illi me. I lived a lain in th- i r.isi; and my spirit returned to its former peace. I abandoned my design of a frolic. I thought only of Clusy; for Love and F.-.ith nneo more blossomed in my heart; and I hastened to r-tic:i the path which leal to the pretty cottage t!i ,t her loving mistress had built for her. I ran; 1 flow along in winding; and, almost breathless, I reached the viny sh tihev -j her perch. 1 would clasp her to n. y heart, wlie'li was throbbing with but cue iv.-eat pulse, for her ; for her me ; in; love mv wife. I would assure her of m riove; I would me':? ,i:,ieiv! for :.!! ; i ...ner coldii.--;s. I iw.s no t rl y i as-no w i1 !i the violence of my feelings. Oil. (JoJ ! what ili I I far! '.My e.Iaster rushed from the cot tage as I drrw near; bis faeo flushed, bis eyes terribly bright. As if by the help of a flash of lightning, I saw the truth. Too hor rible it is to speak of! 1 h el never been jealous i f Cl"-'y; why h ;d I ii"t? She was beautiful. She was in her master's power. She w..s in the power of every white man th..t chose to possess her. She w as no long er mine. Slic was not my wife. And the b 'bo that slept under her bosom ; that, too. A thousand devils seemed to possess me! I ru-!iej into the house. She lay there on her couch, pale and almost lifeless. 1 know not what 1 did. I know not bow long a time had parsed. I only remember that Clusy hy stretched upon ihe floor, and the hot blood that gushed from her mouth and nostrils was wetting my f. rt, and stood in puddles upon the ground. A horrible thought that I had murdered In r took possession of me. I lift ed her up and bore her to a ueifrhhoring spring. I bullied her bead; her hands. I drenched her with cold water. For minutes that seemed hours, years, ages, I walched to see whether she would live or die. At length, slowly and faintly, she. opened her eyes; nnd tho horrid guilt of murder, like a great weight, was life I from my soul, 1 wept, I prayed. I covi led her hands, her arms, her very feet with kisses. I blessed her w ith blessings that seemed wrought on of my heart's blood. "Sho appeared very weak ; too weak to utter a sound, though she often strove to do so; but she feebly pressed my h..nd; and when she turned those large, living, truthful eyes full upon me, linking into my very soul, I know that she was guiltless. What ever oihers might have done, jijc bad done no wrong. At length I became completely exhausted. I sank down beside her, weak nnd helpless r.s a child; and, side by side, with cheek resting against cheek, we slept together. Clusy was the first to wake, 'La co,' sho whispered, 'rie, I pray you ! Massa will be very angry, it we are seen here to gether!' "Why, what doyou mean!" I cried, starl ing up in alarm, "you are my v, if, my own wife! Did not M est .Minister, himself, say What Cad hath joined lo-ri ther, let no man put asunder! 1 cannot leave V"ii, for vou arc ill." ' " " 'O, you must, I shall die soon, Laco; very soon and then vou will Ii avo tin mere troub le your baby will never see t.ie light. It is yours, she ad-led, in a hollow w hisper '..ml 1 have kept it pure for your sake.' After a short pause she resumed; 'I believe I must lei! you now, Laco; I thought 1 never should but 1 believe 1 must. 1 shail never gel an other chance. Let us go to tho woods. 1 d.ire no! speak here.' She attempted to rise; but fe:l back quite rxh.iuste.l. 'Can ynu carry mo!' sho whispered faintly. 1 took her in my arms and bore her to the wood She was so lijl.t and thin it seemed like car rying a shadow. 'Clusy,' I cried in agony; iiovr uracil you must have sulfered! And why; why couhl I nut havu known ii!' ' I w ill tell you;' she answered, 'hut bush na 1 he quick; '1 piled together a In-ap offresh leaves, and laid h",- oentiy down. 'Sit down hy me now, Laco, and turn your eyes away; for ynu must not loel; at me while 1 am tell ing.'' " "O, I wish some of the fino ladies, who think lh.it the slave woman has no virtue; no sens" own ofd. ee..ev; could h.-vo seen wilh what n sweet and shrinking uiodealy she to!d lli revolting tale; and when it was finished how she bid her he id in m v bosom, and wept so piteously! It wan a common story, I have since faun I. 1 1 er master w is enamored of her beauty. 1 1 .' h id sought in vain to win her favor; at first by entreaty, by presents and 11 ii'e -ry, then by violence, and the most a-hu.-ive ta itarul.' 'nd why u'id you not tell mo this before, f'iusyl' 1 asked. " '!),' sji.l sho, looking up in my face, and at the same time clinging tj nie wiili a con vulsive shudder, -he s mi he would kill ynu, if I ever told: and massa very strong; massa very er.m.i.ig; niissi very rich. What could poor slive dot I never should dare, to tell now, only the Lord Jesus Christ came to me I-- t ii 'lit i; ,d .iv 1 lie S. poor s'tive woman c"ane to bi n pro. cully. 'I' ore is no soldier; lliere i no bny- ing w here tho Lord Jesus is; there is no gi ng to in ike poor woman wicked; no more.' "'lis surely has not darcd to llirr you, Clusy!' I interrupted. "Look here," 8ho answered, with a shud der, 'sen if Clusy t, the truth, or no-' She drew aside from iier b ick the ono looso gar ment, and O, my (;)(! that soil whitu iTkin was cut up an I crossed and si amed in all directions; and there were deep ridges, and running sores. And all this sho had homo without co.r.pl lint, ,)r my s ike for the love of virtue fur the inborn love of purity O, (ind! it was hard to look upon, and' think 1 bid no power to help her!" We paus -d, uuiblo fur some time to speak farther. Ilo shuok from hea l tj fjot, and groins burst from bis heaving bosom. At length bo grew calm and continued. 'Ve resolved to'apply for advice toiha min ister who hud married us. Ho was a Presby terian. Mr. nnd Mrs. C , were mem bers of bis church. Clusy and I, also, were baptized members of bis flock. I bore my wife to the cottage nnd laid her on the couch; and having summoned an old woman to at tend to her, and to inform hrr mistress that she was ill, I went in pursuit of tho minister. 1 had tho good fortune to find liim. I told him my story, in words that seoiaed to bum mo ns I uttered them. And what do you think he said! He said there, irm no help that 1 must Fu'mu't! Think of that. Chris tians! a minister of the gospel in high stan ding, deliberately instructs one member of his church to sin, that another member may he accomodated in sin! Think of that, hus bands yo who have beds ynu can call your own! yo who have honor to lose 1 must sub mit to see my w ilo polluted! 1 must submit to see her scourged, because sho would not yield herself willingly! And n.'ie tnilst sub mil! Think of that wives! Think of it, ail ye modest and virtuous women, who h ivo husbands, and brothers, and friends, and tho i.r.vii, to wall round and protect your purity, sa that the shadow of evil may not approach you a genilc and lovely, and delicate wo man ay, nnd as modest and virtuous as any of you although she had hern taught by her own pure an. I loving nature although sho was shielded only by the majesty of in nocence she w ho had borne repeated stripes and bilter sorrow, rather than pollution she was told by her minister her spiritual guide ami pattern, that she must commit a damning sin, thai she must have no conscience of her own that her in as'er was answerable for her olfences! She was told this by Ihe very man w ho had placed on her brow tho seal of baptism who had mocked her w ith the rite of marriage! Think cf this, all ye vir tuous all ye pious women of the land; and if your virtue, your piety, nre not a mere shnin are not a damning lie givo speedy help to the thousands of women all of them your sisters in the bonds of Humanity ma ny of them your sisters in the bonds of Chris tianity who nre daily pmetitnted on the al tar of slavery! while the black-hearted, lying Priests, lift up their blooody bands in conse cration of the rile! "Is it strange that I hated religion that 1 hated the very form of man? for I eainn to believu that a devil incarnate had taken pos si ssion of it! "I dreaded to communicate this intelli gence to Clusy; but sho was prepared. When I told her all, a superhuman strength seemed to possess her. The poor, ignorant, weak, and almost dying woman, was chang ed at once into the form of a seraph. Iier eyes shone with terrible brightness, as she rose up and sat erect on her couch, her long black silken hair streaming, w ith a contrast almost lerrilic, over her pale features. Her eyes were raised toward heaven; and for some moments she seemed conversing with the spirits that dwell there. At length she turned her eyes upon me, wilh a dignity and majesty I cannot describe although it aston ished and terrilicd me; for I thought 1 had seen a spirit. "Then ho is a liar," sho said "and the Lord Jesus Christ never sent him. lie came from Hall; and hu will return to Hell again. lint the innocent will triumph! (iod never will forsake his children!" A ra ili nice not of carlh overspread her foaluies. She sank gently down upon her comai, i.j if the ban, Is of angels had supported he'. I could almost feel the breath irota their fan ning plumes fori knew tiny were wnuhing her, when she slept so sw ; '. y, a lamb a mong prowling wolves. Yet in her simple f..iih tiho rested securely; fur (Jod kept her. "I v. iil not, nnd I need not, recount hero all the disgusting steps in this affair. Clusy and I were happier than we had been; since we had i,o secrets from each other. In the dtcpest trouble) we could kneel down nnd pray together; and we were not left entirely w ii limit comfort, hitler and heavy as theyokc of bondage was. For Cod drew near unto our souls in the day of trouble; and our good mistress, to whom the whole affair be came known, not only felt for, but shared our sorrows. 1 should linvo told you that en tho Sab bath following the Fourth of July alluded to, the AVc. Mr. Lovegi.hl broko the bread of lite, and administered the communion. Tho seducer, lue adulterei the tenfold murderer was there, and paitook of the holy feast not only unrcbukod, but wilh the smiling appro bation of his kind pastor. Our master, find ing that 1 had become apprised of his con duct, threw oil' all disguise, and openly de clared that after the birth of her child, Chi sy should be bis exclusively; threatening, if I made the least opposition, to sell nie into Louisiana, lo Ihe birth ot our child that event so pleasing to most parculs, we looked forward wilh the most agonizing fears. How wo were sustained I know not; but it really seemed as if an angel bad entered int.) lb." heart of my wife; for w hat else could have supported hut! From d ly to day she bore punishments which I cannot report which I dare not oven think of with a heroic gentle ness which was nerved to Buffer all tilings, but to yield nothing. Sho endured w ith iho spirit of a lamb; but sho resisted wilh the heart of a lion. "It was early in the month of September tint Mr. C, in ..ttemptiug to extort a premiso from Clusy ta fivnr his wishes, became so exasperated by her refusal, ih.it bo ordered the overseer to bestow forty lashes on her h ick which had never been permitted to heal. She in vain pleaded that flight and agitation bad mado her very iil that sho could not evuuslaiid. She w;i3 bound to tho stake; and while cruel and vulgar men mocked her agony, TiiEiiE our ba'ir wis burn! Hid I been there, nil tho devils in Hell eauld not have kept mo from defending her. But I had been purposely sent at some distance from homo, and on mv return. 1 found tho wretch ed mother scarcely alive, and the dead child lying beside her. " 'Ob, bless i.nd praise Cod!" were the first faint words she uttered, that be has ta ken our babo before she knew what it is to be a slave-woman!' Think, of this, ye wives, whose maternal anguish is alleviated by all that love, and friendship, and art and science, can do! think if ye would see your own daughters gull'er the like; and inasmuch ns ye would not, strivo to redeem these al so, from the bitter degradation tho cruel sutTering! "Although extremely weak I found my wife perfectly sane. Her kind mistress liai done everything that could then bo done to promote her safety and comfort. When I arrived sho wns holding n pale hand of tho sufferer between both of hers, and bathing it with her tears. She loved poor Clusy with a sister's love; but she could do nothing to save her. "Three weeks from that night, I escaped with my wife; for her master bad begun to renew his base proposals. I asked her if she dared to undertake the journey, in her then weak state. I told her of tho blood hounds, el' the rillo shots, of tho nameless tortures that would await us, if retaken; for Clusy bad been kindly dealt with almost all her life and knew very little of slavery. "1 can die," she replied; "I nm ready ami wil ling; and I must die soon; but 1 cannot live hero. That answer determined me. I boro hrr in my arms that night, to the heart of n thick swamp; and, on the cold wet earth wb nestled together. There was no terror in the numerous serpents and reptiles that crept aroutiJ and crawled over us. They were not so cold, or so venomous, as tho heart of the slave-holdr r. We seldom stirred abroad by day; but at night wo crept from our biding place, found out the north star, and resumed our journey. When sho was overcome w ith fatigue, which often happened, I earned her in my nrms; and I really began to hope that the prospect of liberty would be tho elixir of life, nnd completely restore her; but 1 found that there is no medicine to heal a broken heart. True, she seemed, nt times, much Btronger her ryes grew brighter every day; and her fair cheek was tinged with a deep spot of red, but when wo bad reached the. j northern boundary of Maryland, she could go no lariuer.. " 'Lay me down," she whispered. "It is useless to strive on. I have panted for free dom. I have struggled hard for it; but I can struggle no longer. Pile nie a bed of h aves, and sit down beside me; for I feel that I am dying. There, let the north wind blow upon my cheek, for it is the breath of tho free; and let me look once more upon tho bright star we have-followcd so long. It has been our only friend. Do you think it will shine in heaven, Laco! Ah, now I boar angels singing songs of freedom! 1 shall ne r satTer any mote; I have no pain no sorrow. Cd w ill send a good spirit to lead you, i..r loeb in. I, into the land of liberty! O, tio I, p;ly and fergive poor Massa! Oh, Lord! bios;, dear, dear. Missis! Is tiiero a cloud upon tiie moon! It is dark dark. And, now a bright light is springing up with in mo; and through it I seo heaven! Never mourn for Clusy! she is fbce! kiif..!! Sho murmured a few indistinct words cf praiso and pray.-r; then her lips were still; and I saw that w ithout a struggle the free soul bad departed. "In the deep loneliness of a w idowed heart I sit by her till morning, nnd then by tho help of a small II it stone, but mostly with my bands atone I hollowed out a gravo in the sandy eailh. Micro I buried hrr. Them I stt all day, so absorbed in my sorrow that I saw nothing of the flight of lime, until il was dark again. The melancholy owl camo out and mourned with nie. It seemed then as if I had companionship as if an intelli gent being had spoken to me; and I, for tho first time, gave utterance lo my grief aloud. At length a whippoorw ill came and sat upon tho new grave, and sang her plaintive song. I thought the pure spirit spoke to me in tho voice of that genlln bird: and then tho angel of peace dropped bis wings upon my weary soul, and I slept. "I left her there sleeping in the lonely woods of Maryland; but I brought with mi) a shadow, which no earthly sun can chase a way. Tell my story," he added as bo rose from the ground "publish it abroad; for if any woman can hear it without a wish; a de termination to labor w ith all her might to a bolish tub si.avkrv of woman, 1 impeach her virtue. She is .not tiu'k sho i-a Nor PC UK!" Liberty Vhimeu A TRUE PICTURE. Henry C. Wright in one of his European letters written on tho lihine, thus relates a conversation which ha bad with a German. "Hero I am 6afc, bag and baggage, aboard tho downward boat, and now can look at the town. It is a beautiful spot; mountains in tho Liistance; open, fertile plains nil around. Thus far. th Rhine valley is most fertile and rich, iiiid very broad. The mountains on either baud are approaching to tho river. Several are still with me from Switzerland and Prussia, and some from linden, who speak F.nglish, and our whole till; in of sla very, anti-slavery, mobs, and lynch law in America. "You are not so law-abiding in America as are the people of Lairope," said my Frankfort friend. "By far tuu law-abiding," I said. ' If the peoplo cared less for law, and more f .r iA, there, slavery bad lung ago ceased." He was amazed, and thought I was an anarchist, in good earnest. "What can you mean?" said he. "What I say," said I. "The peoplo of Vmerica are too law-abiding." "How happen your mobs, then!" he asked. "Uecauso the people caro more for law than for justice and humanity. Tho '.'to, the .supreme I iw of the land, tlio t'omtiluiiuu, supports slavery. Abolitionists seek to abolish slavery. To maintain thu law, the people, backed up by the religion and government of the country, mob us!" "Hy the rcei'n.'" he exclaimed. "Yes, by the religion." "I thought you were a Chris tian people," said lie. "You woro never moro mistaken," I said. "America is a heathen, a .iiiv tpe land as really so as Ilin dostan or Now Zealand. Her staple business is breeding men and women for the market, like cattle. She robs and sho murders Swords and guns, gibbets and gallows, whips and chains, are her chief emblems. CHRIS TIANITY that religion of love, forgive ness, justice and human brotherhood is not known by that nation, as a nation. She has all the marks of heathenism and of a savage state." Ho gaped and stared; but I gavn my proofs, and they could not be gainsaid."