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from Virginh. Another ship f.v.:n New Or leans, 1 am inf.ir.nel, will sion sail f.r Li'ae til Willi about two It u 11 1 .- J emigrants. " I'.ic Society is in a uiore prosperous con dition l!i:in it crer Ins li en in g lining friends in all q i uteri, an I only needa the assistance it mom lj Jaiaaunst S. COMMUNICATIONS. TIis following ii an extract of a litter from our fririi I, Giles H. .Slchbins, LETTER FROM MASSACHUSETTS. Since my ttiy in X.'.w H.ighn:!, I have ap?nt nvMt ofmy ti into ona of l'ia old towns on th? C i l.vlhal, t'l a rn '. camerritiv of all places in tiiU s-ction, the. clergy ruling tha people with nn iron sway, an m iking tha "anciant yoko of tarur dan'mian" mast se verely full, if any uTirts nrj nude without thrir consent to brink tha bonda of ilia op- rossa.l, or d ) any thing elsa fur hwinVy, iiwtiud of creeli.'ojy. An I how d IPs t in mum prosier in Oaiol I wish I could tike the Inn I of soma of the Warm h-irtnJ friends there, fir it would do ino good to meet lhe.ii unco mm-. Dut here i n tho distance I cm only hnpo tint t!ipy miy be strong in the th night t'l it l.'i; T.:i! is on their side, th it ;ill I'm high ari l holy Tii lings of ha.ninity mponl to th.u'r c.To ti, and lli.it in lyjf.ir.i to thegreit qiestion of l!ie g wiipiner instiiuti ana shall crusa man or men in ike all in.stituti ins an I governments mere instruments for tha elevation of the racp, they are stin ling up for the rights inherent in the very nature of every being who bc.irs tho likeness of a man, however crushed and degraded. Is it n.l str.ing.i tint men should be found so lost to all tint is good, so blind ed by prpjudico and bigotry as to usn unfiir and foul means to oppaso not only tho Ami Slavery movomint.buteven freedom of speech? 630 tint cvan in Salem tha dirk spirit of slavery show, its .-If in efforts made under l!io cover cf night to nrike your vpry Walks through thi! strjets unsif an I danger ous. Strange! You an gnilly of a grcit cri:ri3 verily, pvnn of siyio t!i it mm is of hum w Kill torn n C i.iiiitit ion or Creed, I'.i it a union of Church, an lot' Stita should lis dissolved at on;e, if it help? miki men and women, oar own brother and sisters, i'iij:!. T.iis is faniticisrnin Silem.Ohio, n" well as elaewher..; and those who A ire speak out the truth lint lh.y need i must think, aro mirked men and women nay, subject to personal insult, peril ips. I tnul I'm foaling i notgfliieritl,an I thnt moral inll.ioncft enough may bo brought to bmr ag iinst such things by the higher minded ti put theai down. I know it is sanietimes siij tlie l.mging used by tliii aJoeites of our ciusn is hush, ln.t if so, tii it is ni excuse fjr thosi who mike it, but should bo an incentive for them to go into the work hnnrt and Inn !, and use belter words. Il.irsh l.ingmgu why doubtless it is wall 3 have every word uttered in the right spirit, an 1 si th it tint spirit shall be nnnifi't to all; but it is siaiplo Iru'.h tint is c ilied harsh, and lhos3 who call it so seem never to Invo bsen n w.irmly enlisted i.i behalf of any great and good rouse as i3 know that "Mtin in eirnul Invo no li;n to wastn In pitching fij leaves for the n.iked truth." But my slieet is almost fill and I e:in only hope t'.iat tho trtio men and women of Ohio miy not cease to remember t'loe in bonds as bound with them,"' and tint they mny ever tin cheered by tho thought, tint Truth above all tilings bearoth away tint victory. Oar reader.-, will recollect that in our pa per of Ke'trairy Glh, w s an article from the " Spirit of Liberty " stain; that chajges were being preferred ag dust the Ujv. ; I j.iic N. Ma Abee, for giving Stephen S. and Abhy Tes ter their dinner. Tin following letter rclitcs to the same. Bans. THE McABEE CASE. Friends Koitohs: ... The facts relating to this case are briefly thase. laaie N. M.s A'lea, n Minister of the Gcspnl, ii not only a member of the M. E. Church, hut a support er or uo Liaorty 1'arly ; (two nr.'inu itions rasfliiibling each oiHer very much in reference ; to th-ir pro-slavery complexion.) the I ttttr of ( which held a convention in this pi ice in An- j trust, '-IS, at Which li.no Mr. F. X. MeAbre j here, anj of courso attended, and, op sever il occasions, aetej a? President. This, the M. B. Society in this place, through iai- and J.ib-litcc pilieutt, suffered. Bat, the hour of iVir uiUinli ia, their greatest ( enanips, Ahby Kelley anl S. S. Foster, inid.i f their npposrinee, and commenced a series of lectures. Tliesa lectures were attended by naai'Mrs, and among tho re', I. X. McAbee, wit not only listened to their discourses with tUoiion, but invited them to dins with him ; which last act, 1 supaos was fie uuiAr I mvu. jius eippe.I the climax;'' yoi lf m ... I this was " passing tha Kubicon. " . Tha Society, or rathe three or four of its Jaaaara, frafefrai this abarga, with a fcwoth- en tf minor importanee j of mimr import ance, I siy, hecausa the greitest and princi pal one wis that cf feeding tha in'iJclt. Notwithstanding- lhc?e charge, they left a merciful do?r, through which ho might and did escape j which door, was left open, by prup minding tha following interrogatory: Did you design to offend or hurt the fecl- ingl of the members by so dainrl " (i bny. is'i ttie-ition.) They might liaro known that he would answer in the negative, as ho aid hy suing "tint it was farthest from his thought. " After lie had mado all the ac knowledgements, in his letter to tho S icie ty, thit w is required, (for beforo their holi nes? he eoul.l n t come person illy, until he should ni ike reparation for the hunuin sin, of which they thought him guilty.) up arose a mm of inflannee in tho church ant said," I cin not receive lint acknowledgement, for my put;" then arose another, and a.iid, " In agreed with the list brother," and further al leged, t'l it -MeAhue did not say llut he was sorry lint he toik a part in tha Liberty Par ty Convention, or tint hri let infidels dine at his libit. Nor did he tike back the follow ing rem irk: "I will do wli.it i conceive to be riht befora God, if soms folks should stan I on their holds about it." While they were t'rn Hiking, som?, who wfra not lost ti n'smio of homr, ansa and declared "t'l it t'io mm h id m iJeall the confession de m in led in t!iw c'airgi. mi l, that tliey werj eating their own words, and acting very in- I consistently." They however agreed to let .Mr. McAkee preach in tlie house. Now before I lay by my pen, let ms say that I believe McAbee, or any oihermin, is incon sistent, when he siyshe is the slave's friend, and at the same time not only remiins in tlie Liberty Party, but is a memner of the M, B. Church. Notwithstanding the divisions in that Chiwch, as long as tho Southern branch tolerates slavery, the Northern will not toler ate abuliliun; and McAbeo cannot thin'; strands of their course when ho l ikes a see- on I sober thought. Thpy do not want to ba divided ; thry want to be of ona mind an I heart, and tint is, to increase the num'ier of then7iu.' and h i'y. To such f lit'ifulncss and holiness as t'i:irt, may I ever ba a stran ger. Now if any man can set consistently and be a true friend of ihn oppressd, and at lh simn lima remiin in cither of tho above men tioned organiaitions, he can do morn thin I cm, or will do. Yours Respectfully, O. P. Q. Mt. Pleasant, Feb. 18th, 1845. ANTI-SLAVERY BUGLK. "I love agitation when there is pause for it tho alarm boll which stirtlcs the inhabi tints of a city, saves them from being burn ed in their beds." E.lmund Iiurkt. 07Prsons hiving business connected with the paper, will please call on James Uarnaby, corner of Main and Chesnut sis. CHARLES T. TORREY. cewo from Ins wife, his children, and his friends. Five long years must elapso before he can hope to pun his prison gites. unless ha is treed because his oppressors think tho gites of death will open to receive him be residel fore tho expiration of th it time. God have pity on him, fir man has shown but little, Wo know not who ia the author of thecir bleftilh cular letter, but hope, for the sake of humin in !ty, lint bis represent itions of Torrey arejas fi.'nx as his assrviim, thit'-for his conduct there ii no jusiifieaion or sympathy." H.id 'We this week present to our readers two petitions in relation to C. T. Torrey one from his wife and one from certain citizens of Miss. together with a circular letter ac companying the petition of his wifo. Iliscase is indeed a hard one; and when we remember th-.t he is incarcerated, not in a land whose peopla bow down to worship slocks and stones, hut where tha nima of the living God ii on this lips of all, and thaljiiv alleged crime is a praiseworthy act in the sight of Ilitn who is tho friend of tho poor and needy, we feel irrepressible loathing for the laws which con demn him to imprisonment, and for tho re ligion which approves it. His Samuilan like deeds, although they nny hero subject him to ch tins and suffering at tho h inds of mon, yet thn Lord whom he pitied and suc cored in the person of his little onts, shall u bundanlly reward him. Poor Torrey, what a fate is h's! Shut up in that dismal prisim house; feeling that dis ease is preying upon his vitals, and that iron grates rleny to nun the comfort he mi-rht re- the slaves tvhom Torrey assisted been white American citiscna escaping from Marine slavery, there is not a heart that bests in the lanJ but would have justified theat-t,and eve- rv one would have hiiled with nlau.lit loud 1 and Jong tho man who did the noble deed; and surely the color of the oppressed ia not imparled to the act of him who brings relief. As for sympathy, w rejoioa to know, that even in this nation, ruled as it is by the toul hag of slavery, there aro tens, aye, hundreds of thousands who sympathizo with his con' duct to the fullest extent and rejoice to justi fy it. If it be fanaticism to remember the bondman, to dtlivei the spoiled, to bewray not him that wandcreth, and to hide the out cist if this befnnaticism iui moiiomam'ai'sm as the writer of the circular alleges, then Charles T. Torrey is a fanatic nud a mono maniac, such s one as Agrippa charged Paul with being when he replied "I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear nm lliisday, were both aim st, and altogether such as I am, except these bunds." Poor man! Disease must have taken a deep hold upon hit mind, if, as tho circular dp' clares 'lie is now humbled, confesses his wrong, and asks to be forgiven." While we would not throw a straw in the way of his release, we are constrained to declare that this we do not believe. Hut if he has thus ex pressed himself, wo shall regard it as wo would a confession extorted by the raek, where the intense anguish of tho body over comes for a time the resolution of the mind That success may sltend the efforts of those who arc laboring to open his prison door, and that ho may go forth scarred as he is witli the marks of the oppressor to bear a bold and faithful testimony against the system which has thus crushed him, is our earnest wish. TutQTr tl'nrrrtii?nv.B 'IV. r..ltniiinin! ture of the want of comfort in an Irish cabin h Iron tlie pen of the "limes Commis sion : " I lattdy rode on horseback through two villages, still held in joint tenintry, one na med Cjrr iwSegjrin, and another named Bal tlerig. There was Just room, with care, to ride my horse on the crooked pathway be tween tho dunghills and the cesspools. I went into one of these collates. It had one room, no chimnev. and turf fire on the mud floor. Its ftirnitHrA ..inil.-l nf Kn.lcl.,.,1 with soma bay on it, and oi o bl inket, a deal box and an iron pot. Then wor five chil dren in it, so rigged that they wero nr.irly niked, and two piifs befrrimmed with the soil from the cesspool at Ihu do ir. The moth er was i-r.irPMl V r lit nn.l k 1 ri.r.iOn.l I'nl. t-ige, children, niajs. anl mother were eniril- iv uiry. iso uescripiion can convey an ute.i nf :irh a en11linn nl 1nnf.l.;tld Un....ta The people were all alike," wretchedly poor, .....l .i , i i . '. u . i in iiijr ui i.iein mo oui an acre an I a nail u saosisi upon, ttiemielves and iaraiiii'S. " COMMENT. We have no wish to lessen tho sympathy felt lor ihn Irish peisintry, but on the con triry, desire to deepen and strengthen it, fur wn do not d.-tnst British tyranny lens, though we hate American oppression more. Ameri can nuwspaper editors, while they eagerly copy every tiling which ill strates the wretch- iness lint prevails abroad, carefully avoid giving a recital of the misery and wo, which tha bondman of this land is compelled to en- dure ; the Greek of tho East, receives a far greater share of their sympathy than ihe per ishing Greek at their own door. Let us see if we cannot eive a descrintion of " American Wrstchedmxsi " as true to the life as tho picture given above. Our facts shall be drawn from Truth' rnnmiinn " " I lately visited the slave quarters of a Virginia plantation, which belonged to a dem ocratic christian. Tho huts were crowded together, and seemed so entirely destitute of an appearance of comfort that I wondered how any one could exist there. I entered one of them it had but one room, if room it could be called, no chimney, no window, an4 muu lloor. Its furniture consisted of a par cel of filthy straw for a bed, a bundle of ras r ... . . . ior a pmow, a piece of negro cloth tor a blank et, and an old iron pot in which to boil their corn. There were live children in it between the aires of one and ciirht years, all of whom were in a slate of perfect nudily, and as I was iniorme.t were being raised for the market. Tho rags of the mother were insufficient to hide the scars which tho whip had left upon her back; tlie letter-M was burned upon her left cheek, and sho showed mo whero the blood hounds had torn tier flesh. Motherand children were equally destitute; the husband anu me lather, who was a runaway. I was informed had been recently killed by a man who received $100 for the Il-lmI murder. No description can convey an idea of their mise ry. The inmates of the slave quarters were all alike wretched : none of them possessed the least property and wero forbidden by law 10 ncquiro any; they wore compelled to work for the proprietor, who claimed them as his property, and disposed of them by gift, bar ter, oi sale whenever he saw fit; no schools were provided fur them or their children, and educating them was made a penal offence." inch think you. reader, is the worse. Irish or American wretchedness I We have not colored our picture so deeply as the truth will permit, nui hive made it sufficiently dark to show that the colored man in Ameri.i Am. serves more sympathy th in the Irishman lit i nonie, and tint ttiose of our countrymen ivl.r. speak of the sufferings of the latter, would do wen to remember that the wrongs of thafornj' r should net bt overlooked. - "We agree with friend Fleeson, that it is very hard to understand 1 how any friend of jho slave can hold membership in such n church' as tho Methodist Episcopal, and hope he will not again puff Liberty party's candidate for Governor of Ohio, who is in lull fellowship with that church." Wn copy the above from the Anti-Slavery Bugle, of Salem, O. We'll give you a pinch of snulT, neighbor Jones, if you'll show one line or syllablo of "pua"" in our columns, heretofore, ol " Liberty party's candidate for Governor of Ohio." We cannot recollect having alluded to the nomination in anv way, We believe, however, that Mr. Lowis is a most competent and excellent man, and though we should prefer that he were "not in connection with the " Methodist Episcopal," or any other pro-slavery church, wo should vote for him nevertheless, believing him to be an active and effective Abolitionist, and conscientious in holding his prusent position. Apirtl itf Liberty Faugh ! we don't use the abominable weed, either in the form of neo7, or any other; we leave it for tobacco worms, whoso naturo is adapted to its use. We aro sorry, neighbor, that you mado us the ofl'.-r, for we shall now always think of you as having a snuff-box nose, and a cravat and vest powdered with the vila dust. As for your jtt", we don't keep n file of your papers, and may have given you credit for what your neighbor of the " Patriot" did ; if so, we only credited you in advance, for your paper of tho 13th contains puff sufficient. By tho way, how would you like to have your doctrine applied to Joshua R. Giddings, or any other member of tho W lug or of the Demecralic party who is "an active and efficient Abolitionist, and conscientious in holding his present posh lion!" would you "vote for hiin nevertlie less!" Do you think that belonging to a pro-slavery political party is so much worse than connection with a pro-slavery religious sect, that while yon would sustain a man in the latter position, you would refuse your support to one in the fo. mcr 1 " Some men there are, whose vision is so blind. Whose menial sijht is so much out of nn. They fling a pint of poison far behind, i ! hiu inn jug ana guxzie II by quarts. LEGISLATIVE. In the House, ihe Committee on Federal Relations, to which wis referred the corres pondence between the Governors of Oliioand Vir.'inu in relation to the Parkerasurg ease, presented a report concluding with the fa" lowing resolutions. They will probably be adoptnd, for although they read large they mean just nMhini, and it will be convenient for the Whigs to have some action of the Legislature to point to, as an evidence tha they are ths anti-slavery party. Ilctoh'Cti bl th' General 1?.),1 ,.f 11. Sinte nf Ohio. That the icier turner, ircurnton J. I.nrjm n.l Ihumas, three citizens of Ohio, with in the unquestionable territory of this Slate, their Iransnortatiun and I nr.l rpra linn in ik. jail of Parkershurgh, under the pretext of an uiir.icwon oi me criminal law ol trgtnia, was an unwarrantable outrage upon the righis of this State. IlCxatvtd. That the Sllbsentient er,nrliit nf the authorities of Virginia. In rpfnainfr tnm- pliane.e with the requisition of tho Governor oi wus ioiaio 10 deliver over the perpetrators of the deed f r trial, and holding the three kidnapped citizens in i ill. afier eoinn nf their criminal court; was a sanction and adop tion on me pari oi mat .Male, ot the out rage committed by her ciiizens. u?or. That when our Inniinrv ia ilm. violated, the offending State refuses satisfac tion, and, upon application to the Federal Government, interference and redress are nosrlectcd or refused, it then luirain.! nur duty and just right to take it into our hands. I I .1 r . . . ' anu rrtiress mo wrongs mulcted upon Ihe sovereignty of the Suto, by the power there of, in conformity with international law. Worth ir ok Xotc At the Trumbull Co. Liberty party convention held on the 17th i list, its ineml ers " liemlved. That we nr nnt nnlv much opposed to slavery as ever, " but as much determined to oppose it as ever, so cially, morally and religiously." How much they intend to oppose it rri'T- iousty, may be gathered from the fact, that at the same convention they adopted the follow ing resolution, pledging their political sup port to a man, who m his ecclesiastical rela tions, sustains one of the most pro-slavery sects in the land. " Remlved. That w eorHinllv nnnm. nf the nomination of Samuel. Lewis, as the can didate of the Liberty party for Governor of Ohio, at the ensuing election, and hereby pledge him our zealous, ardent and active support. AN APPEAL. Wo appeal from Alexander Campbell of 1845, who declares the relation between mas ter and slave to be right, to Alexander Camp bell of 1823 who regarded slavery as "a sys tem of the most cruel onoiession." W an peal, aa did the Macedonian aoldier who ap pealed from Philip drunk, to Philip sober. Hear the sentiments of Alexander Campbell of 1823. "See that Christian General, with his ten thousand soldiers, and his Chaplain at hia el bow, preaching, aa he says, tha gospel of good will among ment and hear him exhort his Gtoeral and bis Christian warriors to go forth with the Bible in one hand and the sword in the other, to fight the battles of God and their country; praying that the Lord would cause them to fight valiantly and ren der their efforts successful in making as many widows and orphans, as will afford sufficient opportunity for others, to manifest the purity of their religion by taking care of thein!!! If any thing is wanting to finish a picture of ths most glaring inconsistencics,add to this those Christians who are daily extolling the bless ing of civil and religious liberty, and at tha same time, by a system of the most cruel op pression, separating the wife from the embra ces of her husband, and the mother from her tender offspring; violating every principle, and rendering every tie that endears life and reconciles man to Ms lot; and that fCrscolh, because might gives right, and a man is held guilty because his skin is a shade daiker than the standard color cf the times. Missouri Cmnvkstion Frc Basis. In several ot the Slave States, we have lately noticed attempts to secure a fret while basis in the apportionment of lepresentatives. We are not sure that we understand the tnotivea which prompt them, but it is easy to see ths tendency of the establishment of such a ba sis. It must deprive the slaveholding dis. triets of a State of a certain portion of politi cal power, and transfer it to the comparative ly non-slaveholding distiiots. In the Convention of the State of Missouri for revising its Constitution, the subject was under discussion from the 4th to the 8th tilt., when by a direct vote it was resolved, " that the basis of representation should be made upon tho free vrhite inhabitants of the State, excluding all such as have not become per manent inhabitants of the county where tha census is taken." It is difficult to see on what principle cf justice the Slave States adopting this basis can defend the clause in the federal constitu tion which apportions representatives accor ding to the free population and three-fifths of thn slaves. If such a standard be anti-democratic in relation to the States, so is it as it affects the Union. Cin. Herald. You strangely forget tho teachings of Lib erty party, Dr. Don't you know that tha Constitution is an anti-slavery document! that it don't even ao much as contain tha word slave 1 Why then talk about the clause which claims that "th ree fifths of the slaves' shall be represented ! The doctrine advoca ted by that party in relation to the V. S. Con stitution will apply aa well to the Constitu tion of Missouri, if its representative clause bo similar, as we suppose is the case, and it is no cause for exult ition that a changs is likely to be effected in their Constitution. Hioht or Wivss. The Senate of Gor gii has pissed a law for the prot -etion of the rihts and properly of married females. It se cures to the wife the o.-put of th. property, but not the artificial increase. When the bill passed, there was a round of annlause in tha galleries. We suppose that the Georgia Legislators, while legislating for 'married females,' found it very convenient to forget the rights and property ol those women to whom tho Stale denies ihe right of marriage, and forces to live in universal eoneuhinage and prostitution. I hey are very careful to protect the white woman, but she who wears 'the livery cf a burning sun' is excluded from their sympa thies, and regarded as an outcast from the fold of humanity. 'Xegro woman who sittsst pininj in cap tivity, and weepest over thy sick child: though no one sees thee, God sees thcr, thougV ne one pities thee, God pities thee. Lift thy voice to him, for he will hear thee; look un him, for ho will comfort theo." RxTROCISSlON or TUB DISTRICT OP COLUM BIA. It appears from the Alexandria Gazette. that the people of that place were much trrat- ified with the idea of again becoming citizens of the Old Dominion. The editor savs. " On Monday Inst, nt nnnn talnta nf n- hundred guns was fired, in this place, in ac cordance with a resolution passed at a Pub lic Meeting, "in honor nf lh CtlA Ttnnininn her Legislature and People," in consequence of the recent ection with regard to the propo- sea neirocession ot tho town or Alexandria, to Virginia.' Let Virginia take back he'rgift of territory. and Maryland loo, we shall not regret it. VVo shall not then feel the blush of ahama which now mantles our cheek, when we heir of tlie accursed American alave trado in the American capital. If husbands and wives ere sold from each other, if Washington and Al exandria continue to be alave marts, and their ciiizens crowd the slave block with human victims and fit out pirate craft at their port we shall at least have the aatisfaction of know, ing that the national government does not li- cense them so to do, for a paltry $400 from each pirate. Somc thino Strands A New York cor respondent of the Buffalo Pilot, speaking of James II. Beard, a young artist in that city, says "He is a Buffalo by birth." By what moans he became a human, the writer does not inform us. Does the Pilot's correspond ent believe in the transmigration of soula 1 Origon; The question on giving notica was before the Senate at our last accounts from Washington. Many speeches will prob ably yet ba made upon it, and a great deal of extra patriotism 1st off in this compara tively harmless way.