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churches in itt bounds, snd preach the ever hiMi.iz gospel for the benefit of the colored population of the country. The writer can truly say, that hi labor have been much blest. Hit mral and religious character was nbeve tuspicirn and reproach. On true and fi-rtrent pintv lie bad built in whole structure, unj exeui.l'ird in his iil'o all it ennobling principle. In his early days, he prepared for htir.se a building Gad, tlcrnil :'u the hea rt;, und entiMtd unilef the banner of King Iiiiminuel, the cap'.atn of our solvation. It was this consoling refleclim that caused tiicn triumphantly t enter the dark valley of the si.ado of death, with a composure peculiar to a flint if Cod, who feelt that hit cove nant friend U near. ' In the Alabam Association, the lots of tS deceased will be creatly felt, especially hy the colored population in the vicinity ef Ki'ti, Anlioch, and Montgomery churches, where the mo9t of his last labors were spent, find large numbers or colored members bap tized bv his hands. But the days of his use- fulness are pact, and ho has bctn gathered to tho family tomb. No more will lie bo seen in tears, earnestly exhorting the old, the middle-aged and the young to deeds of holiness. He hat finished his mortal career, perlormnd hit pilgrimage on earth, and nothing of him now remains but the memory of hi virtues. Christian Index. " Hav'nt we a great religion in this coun try ! A Soldier "under the banner of the King Immanuel, the captain of our salvation" held in chains by it ! "A bi'ILDino or God, Eternal in Trie HcAviio," bought up by the bloody, filthy lucre of a few IJaptist ministeis, and suffered " to go the length if hit rope" to pnach the Gospel to the poor ! A minister of fervent pietr," " the saint of God," whom " the Son" halii made free," and who should therefore bo ' free indeed," tujfered to preach the gospel within fired lim itt, with a whip over his back and a chain upon hit heel ! A christian missionary, tent out to preach the religion of his enslavers ! An agent to carry the religion of slaveholders to tho poor victims of their injustice! What nmions must they firm of a religion that leaves them a prey to such merciless injustice ! How can they respect a God, out of whose crown sla very has plucked merry a id juitiec I Would they not prefer the religion of Mahomet t Court land True American. Communications. To Rev. B. O. Plimpton, the preacher in charge of Hartford Circuit. You are hereby respectfully informed that my mind is laboring under heavy difficulties in regard to my present Church relation, and 1 eannot consistently with my views and feel ings, and what I consider to be my duty, con tent that thit relation be continued.' I wish you, tir, and my christian brothert and sisters under your charge to know, and I hereby solicit your kind aid in enabling Uiem to know ; 1st. That 1 am in no respect unquiet under tht restraints of the profession of Religion. Snd. That I am still interested in being follower of Christ, that I love him and his people, and maintain the purpose, by his gra cious aid, to walk before him in love to hit truth. 3rd. That it it my intention also, to con tinue in Church communion, at Divine Pro vidence may permit, for the enjoyment of Christian ordinances. 4th. That I am desirous of meeting any and all complaints tgainst me, if there are any, for unchristian conduct, provided, such complaint be regularly and suitably prefer red. I have presented the above at preparatory lb (he following requett and notice. REQUEST. 1 do hereby request a certificate in form and manner usually given to members in regular standing of my membership in the Methodist Episcopal Church, with the view of dissolv- lng my connection with it for reatont here after to be given. NOTICE. f the above certificate it not given, I do sow aud hereby give notice that my member ship in the Methodist Episcopal Church is by my voluntary withdrawment, in the exer cise of my rights of private judgment, end ed. Wishing to be understood by tho preacher in charge, that the period of this termination of membership, is to be in two weeks after have put this notice into his hands, unless delay should be nccf ssary by circumstances of which I have no knowledge. Reason 1st. The Method iat Episcopal Church continues to hold such a connection with the system of American slavery, as be justly guilty of sustaining it a system which is the vilest the tun ever shone upon, aud which I rcga'd, at the venerable John Wesley did, the sum of all villaniei. In order to sustain this charge, I will say that the action of the church as a body, favors slavery: furthermore, it will receive mem' bets Into full fellowship and coc'nuuion, who hold slaves which I caiioot sanction. It also allows local preachers, class-leaders and mem bers, as well at bishops, to hold slaves whieb I consider unchristian, and disobeying the divine and moral injunction. Do unto others at y Would that ethsit should do nnto yoo in like circumstances. Many more reatont in connection with slavery might bo nrged, but I consider the above sufficient. Reason Snd. I cannot submit to thai arbi trary power conferred by the discipline" upon the preacher in charge, whtch urtappily is not (infrequently exercised, and which in a re cent case was made to fall mod ungraciously upon the hend of our murh esteemed brother, Moses Beach, believing at I do, that the right of private Judgment and the liberty tuitably to express it, belong as fully and at practi cally to each individual member of the church as to the preacher in charge, or any other of ficer in the church. I beg yoo, sir, to regard me as having come to these conclusions candidly, deliberately, and prayerfully and regard this as an act of duty in the performance of which, I can tes tify in favor of truth and against tho sin of slavery, at well as other sins. I also say that I do not Consider that the Methodist Episcopal Church is the only church which it connected with tlavery, for all the different denomination! and churchet with but very few exceptions, are more or less, in some way or other, connected with this nefarious system. It is also my intention to unite mytelf with some church, at a proper time, which hat no connection with oppression, for I believe it is not only a privilege, but a duty, for all chris tians professing godliness, to unite with or form some church in order to help each other on in the Divine light tnd the way to Hea ven. But a church with which f shall unite, must teceive no persons cs members into the church, nor to the communion, who hold slaves or are in any way connected with slavery ; nor mutt it receive members of other church es, who do admit slaveholders to membership or communion table with them, thereby aanc. tioning the system of oppression, and such members at God's chosen people. In con clusion, let me say that in one sense I am a Methodist, and as such, I hope the Methodist Church and all other churches of all denomi nations, will eume out of this abomination and repent in the very dust. I shall not censure any person fur not be lieving as I do, for I believe they would do just as I have done, if they could aee the sit uation of most of the churchet of our country, and the action they take in favor of slavery ; bat on the contrary, I shall regard all the brothera and titters of the church aa brethren and sisters in the Lord. But may yoo, my christain friends, see the evil of slavery in the church and nation, and be brought to re pentauce, and pray to God for forgiveness, which is my most humble and earnest prayer. CHARLES H. TRACY. ! I a The above letter was handed us for publics' tion. We like a great proportion of it, but were much surprised at the second and concluding paragraph!. If the writer uses the terms, " brothers and listers in tho Lord," and "christian friends," in their ordinary accep tation, we can conceive of no potsiblo reason why he should refuse to fellowship hit " bro thers and sisters in the Lord," and hold churoh communion with his "christian friends." How is this, friend Tracy, why sever your connection with thote whom you regard at the people of God 1 Enaa. Friends Editors : Please insert in yur next paper, the following extract from a let ter from Joseph Mead, of Somerton, Belmont Co., O., dated (pott-marked) April 14th. It aettlei the question about the "retraction," to far aa I am directly concerned in it. By a reference to the Bugle of the 3rd intt,, the reader will find my itattraent of the matter. Respectfully, B. B. Davis. " S. M. J., Isaac N. and myself attended G. Plain M. S. M. J.'s mission waa to bring about if possible, a reconciliation, and for this purpose, attended the Conference and tug-1 gested that a committee be appointed to draw up something to present to tho Yearly M. that would be likely to be received. Accord ingly the Committee was appointed, and Si rtiuel was requested to meet with them ; he did so, and suggested to them, as I under stood, both then and before the committee met, that if they would say as tnuc'i in their overtures to I. Y. M., Indiana Yearly Meet ing as that they were sorry they had made nse of G. F. Whitn't frame in the (celebra ted) protest, that it would be received and accepted as sufficient acknowledgment, and harmony would then be restored. At this meeting of the Committee an instrument of writing was drawn up, (a copy of which, I think, may be obtained) which, I think, em braced or amounted to this, and at the next meeting after the conference was submit ted to the members for their sanction. And if I was not mistaken in the number who ap proved of laying the document before the Y. M., I should say that there was at least two thirds of those who expressed a sentiment, went in fiver of its being laid before the meeting. But it was then suggested that Inasmuch as it was some months before itsould bo pre- tented, that it bs laid over, and be forward ed to tho Quarterly Meeting, with a view of affording more time for consideration, and go ing to the meeting more in the onily than there appeared to be. Thit it about 1'ie impres sion that I had of the matter at the time, and to I now understand it But one thing it Certain, that if I have made an Incorrect state ment, it hat not been intentional. "I think that S. M. J. understood the mat ter at I did." ANTI-SLAVERY BUGLK. BAIISM, Aim 4, 1848. "I love agitation when there la caue for it the alarm bell which startles the inhabi tants of a city, naves them from being burn ed in their beds." jztmuntt liuritt. frt-Persont having businett connected with the paper, will please call on Jamet Barnaby, corner of Main and Chetnut its. ANNIVERSARY NOTICE. The Ohio Am. A. S. Society will hold its Annual Meeting at New Garden, Col. Co., commencing on the 17tu of June, at 10 o'clock, A. M. Arrangements are being made for the at tendance of prominent advocates of the op pressed, not only of our own, but other stales; the result of which, with other particulars will be made known prev'oue to the meeting, From the increasing interest in this state we anticipate a oencrai, sally, we also invite our friends of Western Pennsylvania, and Eastern Indiana to be with us on that occasion, and aid in devising efficient plans of operation for the coming year. By order of the Ex. Com. of the O. A. A S. Society. LOT HOLMES, Rec. Secretary. (7-Thanks to Valentine Nicholson for the twenty-one subscribers he sent ut by the last mail the result of one week's lecturing tour: also to our friend Morse for those he forwarded. The pamphlet the latter wishes ut to tend, we have not on hand. FRIENDS EDITORS: Having an earnest desire for tho advance ment of the cause of truth and the interests bf the oppressed millions of our land, I can but feel it tnv duty to present to you the course which it being pursued in this com munity, and demand at your hands in behalf of a (at I can but think) deceived people, tuch refutation and explanation as can be made. I am unwilling to renounce my con fidence in the honesty of Messrs. Garrison, Foster, and others, and believe that " their os tensible object it the destruction of Christiani ty, and the establishment of the principles of infidelity on the ruins thereof." This is the grave charge preferred against those pen tlemen, with all the leading come-outers, by Rev. Mr. Mnltby, an Episcopal Methodist Minister of this Circuit ; and no trouble is spared by him to establish, in the mind of community, the truth of the position. Not only is it charged that they are "laboring for the overthrow of Christianity," but " of all civil government in this nation," and to estnblish " the reign of reason," when eve ry one "shall be a law unto himself." The evidence on which the gentleman seems to rely in proof of his positions is, a pamphlet written, I think, by a Mr. Porter of New England. Friends, what of this book! Who is this Mr. Porter 1 How many of the statements therein made are true, and how many false 1 We are anxioua to hear from you on this subject. Above all, it Mr. Gar rison an infidel 1 Or is he not rather a ri'n cert believer in Christianity, and a devout wor ihipper of Corfl We rosy think it fit, at a future day, to give to the world some very rare proceedings of the M. E. Church in this place to day in the cases of some of its merabert who felt that, in contcicnce, they could not longer re tain their connection with that church, and atked for letten of dismission. I say rare, a nd so it was. Many will feel that they are deeply injured, and that the time has come when men are proscribed for opinion'! take merely. Yourt for the cause of truth, E. F. CURTIS. Farmington, Trumbull Co., O., April 5th, 1816. ) REPLY. We are not unfrequently interrogated at to the chrittian character of Wm. Lloyd Garri. son, and hit anti-slavery associates. And why it this t He profettes Christianity, and why should his christian character be ques tioned 1 Has he been false to the great prin ciples of tha Gospel 1 Has be trampled un der foot the precepts of Jesus! Is his lifa vile, snd his course abandoned 1 Are his doctrines opposed to reason or revelation No, none of these. Who pronounces him sn infidel t By whom is this charge, with bais-faoed effrontery, meet nnblushingly proc laimed 1 By a corrupt priesthood, whose shameless recreancy to truth and purity it constantly rebuked by the philanthropic and christian efforts of Wm. Lloyd Garrison to regenerate and redeem tha world and by the dupea of that priesthood who baptize sla very, war and the gallowe, at christian, it thit charge reiterated in order to divert the public eye from their own infidel and hellish deeds. Ever since the agents of the Am. A. S. Society came to this Slate, the clergy and thote connected with them, have endeavored by all possible means to destroy their influ ence. Not content with raining mobs breaking up their meetings mis'epretsnt ing their principle! denouncing them ai traitors and infidels, the have uttered foul- mouthed slanders in regard to the morality of their lives ; and in this despicable work none have engaged more eagerly than the prickts of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Among the foremost of theso was Henry An bier of Salem. Scarcely had we arrived in town, before rumors, purporting to come from him, were circulated in regard to our moral purity scarcely had we raised our voices in behalf of the dumb and perishing, before the cry of infidelity was raised to excite proj udice against us scarcely had wo commen ced to uncover the sins of tho Methodist E- ptscopal Church before we were accused of falsehood and misrepresentation by the Rev. Henry Ambler who came forward as a rep, resentative and champion of that denomina tion. . We suspected his character from the nature of hit defence for who but one fa' miliar with crime and iniquity, would defend a church that practices so much villany ns the Meth. Epis. 1 if he knows the char acter of that church, and we believe Henry Ambler sufficiently intelligent on that sub jeet. Who but one given to lust would defend a church that makes merchandise of female virtue ! We fell, not only at that time, but at our subsequent meeting in Au gust, where he openly declared us infidels, Jacobins, vile men and harlots, that he him self in mind and heart was a stranger to vir tue. But even then we did not suspect that in outward conduct he was sunk so low in vice and infamy at subsequent developementt proved that he was ; for since that time an investigation has been had of his oonduct be' fore the church, which resulted, as we have been informed, in his suspension from the Ministry, for an aggravated case of licentious nets. , hueh Is the character of our detainer in Salem such is the man who arrayed the prejudices of many against us by the cry of infidelity and imirorality. The Church, in recicancy to principle, in falsehood and crime, in infidelity to Uod and uvn, in lewdness and contempt of the marriage institution, was never, perhaps, more justly represented than in the ptrson of Henry Ambler. And the members of that Church are not the only per sons he represents either, fur since his char acter became known since his suspension from the Ministry sines bis iii.monUity has become the jest and the bye-word of the very boys in the street, the citizens of Salem have elected him Justice of the Peace ! ! ! and we doubt whether thote who voted for him could be better or mart fairly represented. These same charges of Infidelity, that have been reiterated and refuted for the thousandth time, were preferred against our friends Foster publicly by tha Rev. B. O. Plimpton, a Methodist priest of Hartford, but he utterly failed with all his witnesses in sustaining his allegations. We hart before us the Rev, gentleman's bill of indictment, containing no less than thirteen counts. In addition to what he put on paper, there were some so tout that he dared not commit them to wri ting, accusing thera of licentiousness, ke. Then here comes the Rev. Mr. Maltby, one of the same faith and order, who tells the same story of Infidelity, and aings the same song. And last we name, though perchance not least, the Rev. Elisha Bates, of the Evan gelical Union, who goes abroad and preach es the tarns tissue of misrepresentation and falsehood, and goes home and prints it in his " Union." These men ws regard as fair representa tives of the great body of the American priest hood. True, there ars among the clergy men of kind and gentle disposition, and truthful spirit, but the mass we believe to be more or less corrupt, determined upon sectarian ag grandizement, and wedded to denominational pride. Every charge which they bring against the moral reformers of the day is but an acho of the condemnatory voice of their own conscience; the infidelity which they see in others is their own image reflected in the mirror of truth. Is infidelity recreancy to to the cause of God, to the principles of eter nal right 1 then are the American churches infidel associations, and among the most prom' inent of them stands the Methodist Episco pal. Its religion is partial and exclusive in its character, it has one mode of treatment for the white man and another for the colored. thus practically deny ing their equal brother hood. It suffers the oppressor to minister at its altar, to break the bread and pour the wine of commnnion J men-ttoalert are among its most tpproved teacher ; snd those who have grown rich in the bodies and sculs of their e,unl brothera sre treated with marked atten tion and christian honor. It toet nrio hun dred thousand ef i't own members given as a prey to the plunderer, and cares not to dcliv. er; it sees the virtue of fifty thoutand women of its own household left defenceless in tha power of the tpoiier, and raises no voice In their behalf. The eruthed spirit, the agonia- cl soul, ard the blighted intellect of millions which comes up in terrible array from the prison house of slavery, makes no Impression on its flinty heart. It is infidel to the cause of humanity, infidel io the holy principles by which the world is to bs redeemed, infidel to Him who filleth the throne of the Universe. In relation to Mr. Porter and his book, we know nothing of either. The probability it that the book embodies an effort made by some clergyman who feared his craft was id danger, to prove that inasmuch as Garrison chooses to yield obedience to the two great commandments love to God and love to man rather than profess a belief in church the ology, he is therefore an infidel. That as he s snxious to bring this nation to repentance. and induce it to observe God's chosen fast instead of hypocritically bowing the head like a buhush, therefore ho is a fanatic. That as he labors to hasten the day " when swords shall be beaten into ploughshares, and spears into pruning hooks, and nations learn war no more," therefore he is a destructive, a radi cal. That as he desirea that men should be governed by the law of love and not by foret, that tho kingdom of heaven shall bo establish ed upon the earth, snd all shall live, not in conformity to the laws of man, but in blissful obedience to the laws of God, therefore he is a Jacobin. This is the character of Garri son's infidelity ; and if the Methodist priest at Farmington has any other evidence upon Which to base his charges than the lay to of soma of Garrison's enemies, let him produce it. But suppose the clergy were able to prove that Garrison, Foster, and all other comeoutera were rink infidels; what then! Their views of theology do not affect the character of the anti-slavery truths they utter, their conduct does not absolve men from the) ' obligation to embrace it. Truth is truth.no mat ter Ly whom held or by whom rejected ; and if one who err in nino hundred soJ ninety nine points preach us the truth in the thous andth, we are bound to receive it. Men must indeed bo foolish if they will reject a truth because ho who teaches it, teaches also nine hundred and ninety nine errors. Some are silly enough to do this, and we suppose the design of the Rev. Mr. Mallny was to operate upon such minds, and persuade them that the character, or rather the theological opiniona of Garrison and Foster, have power to invalidate the unchangeable truths of God. REPLY. AT HOME-ABROAD. The nioit important item of home-news in the political world is the conclusion of the Oregon debate in tho Senate, and the adop tion by that body of resolutions directing the President to give notice of the cessation of joint occupancy of that territory. The reso lutions were not adopted in the form they passed the House, but were amended. It is thought the House will probably concur in the amendments of the Senate, though thero may possibly be aome difficulty in bringing both branches of Congress upon the same ground. We learn by the late arrivals from England that the question is there discussed with un abated interest, and the politicians are watch ing with jealoua eyes the movements of this country in relation to it. Considerable ex citement prevails among a certain class; and editors there can act the braggadocio quilt as well aa some we know of on this side the great water. Great distress prevails in Ireland, and par tial famine is reported upon some parts of the continent. There stems to be no doubt that Peel's " Corn Law Bill " will pass the Lower House, and it is confidently asserted that there it now a majority of twenty in its favor in the House of Lords, and that when the final vote it taken upon it, the majority will be larger. There has been an attempted revolution in Poland rumor tays that 40,000 were ena- ed in it the insurgents wets however crush ed by tha combined forces of Russia, Austria, snd Prussia. Hopeleas as was the attempt, and fatal as it may prove to those who parti cipated in it, it ia another witness to a fact which the tyrants of the earth would fain for get, that the love of Liberty may never ba de stroyed, that ths fires of Freedom eannot bo quenched. The Polish insurrection of 1816 will add new fuel to the flame which Is cher ished in th hearts of the oppressed and down trodden of Europe.