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thing for ihe cause of truth if the spell wero broken 1 And when these young minds come lo the door and look out, here stands a H. B. Davis, wielding the "pen of a ready writer," to frighten them back into the pestilential at mosphere of a pro-slavery and war-sustaining church. If the brother thinks 1 bring' hard charges against the friends Society, 1 will hern quote testimony which may, to say the least, cost him blush hefora ho can get it rrfutcd or let aside. I hare now in my possession a letter dated at Now Garden, Columbiana county, Ohio, 8lli month, 23d, 1811, and signed by . 13. 11. Davis, and addressed to William II. Hillis, from which I select the following extracts : "Thy letter alludes to Non-resistance, and thou seems to suppose that I should be in fa vor of that doctrine. Why sol I suppose it was not because I am o member of Friends. Hut iit not a lamentabM truth that our So ciety, as such, stands opposed to nnu-rexist-ii nee. The doctrine is too peaceable for them, they are strangely endeavoring to occupy a middle ground between peace find war, be tween the principles of universal love and those of military tactics. There is just as much ground to stand upon between the States of Ohio and Indiana, between the county of Mercer in the former, and Jay in the latter, without treading on the land in either, a there is between these preat anta?. onistic principles. The Society ot Fiiends, I consider, began upon the right principles, go far as the light of their day enabled thorn to see, and surrounding circumstances called upon them to act. They espoused a new cause, or established and maintained at the hazard of life, property and reputation, cer tain testimonies against evils which had, ere that time, been looked upon with indifference and apathy. While they continued to labor not only to ndvance those righteous testimo- nca, uui vj uivuic new iiiutius oi resisting newly invented schemes of vice and wicked ness, they prospered. But when they began to imitate their ancestors for the take of ap pearing like them, when they endeavored to escape the obloquy and persecution which it was their lot to encounter, and cleave to all the outward ceremonial forms of their ances try, truth began to recede from them, justice - pined under a drab coat, and humanity leap ed from under the broad brimmed beaver, and the outside only stood as a monument of a icient virtue and benevolence. When in New York, I obtained Rome information relativo to the obstacles which many, in hindi standinz there, are in the habit of throwing in the way J oi moral re i or in, ana l inougni ot the charge brought against a certain class in old times that they "were casting out devils through Beelzebub." The Society of Friends, as above stated, commenced certain labors of a very benevolent character; they persevered in them for a time, and when the people of the world began to aid in the promotion of these enterprises, the cry was raised "They are doing it in their own will." " They are the people of the world, keep clear of them," tec. My sheet is about full, and I have no more room lo quote from this appropriate docu . ment. Oh ! Benjamin, Benjamin, if I had room to comment, I know not what I should have to say to thee, but I have not, so I leave those extracts for the consideration of thyself and others, and subscribe myself the friend of " Comeoutcrism, " VALENTINE NICHOLSON. Harveysburg, 4th, month, 30th, 1846. NO. II. TENDER MERCIES OF THE SLAVEHOLDER ARE CRUEL. It was Saturday evening when we stopped at a large and stately mansion, where we in tended to spend the Sabbath. .Mr. A., the proprietor of the establishment, received us with all that hospitality by which the South crners are generally characterized. My friend having made known to him his mission, he remarked that he would be pleased to hear Titm preach to his slaves, for he found that those among them who were already Chris tians, were by far the most profitable. I have said that we were received by this man, with a spirit of kindness and hospitality. Perhaps it may not be entirely amiss hero to make a remark by way of explanation. I be lieve that the argument so often used by Nor therners, to prove that slaveholders are re tpecluble men, viz., that they are very benevo lent and generous in their dispositions, is strictly true; but to their shame be it said that this benevolence, this generosity, extends only to a certain class of individuals. Should a person there, who moves in the higher cir cles of life, act the part of the good Samari tan, by administering to the wants of the down trodden slave, by binding up his broken heart, and pouring the oil of consolation irto the deep pashed wounds of bleeding humanity, ho would bo immediately cast out of society; treated as one utterly unworthy the notice of those resectable, philanthropic, men-steal ing slaveocrats. But I am digrtssing from me main point, lhat evening, and the suc ceeding day, brought with them scenes that will ever bo remembered with unmingled sad ness. A female slave, belonging to Mr. A., who had been unwell, and unable to labor for sev eral days, tame into the room w here we were sitting, and said to her master that she need ed assistance, or at least, a .heller, uni)er which she might be protected, as her hut was Hie the are the very open. With sullen wrath deeply depict ed upon his brow, he said to her in a voice which might have made the knees of terror quake, " go to the devil, and make the best of it." (Here let me say that profanity. among the Southern religious professors, is no uncommon thing, though in justice to those who make very great pretensions, I would say, that they generally refrain from this prac tice on the Stibhmt.) This poor victim of Christian cupidity then turned and left the room, while the scalding tear drops coursing rapidly down her sad and despairing face, re vealed the deep anguish of the sorrow-stricken heart. A few moments silence followed her departure, when this God-dishonering man, taking down tho family Bibl, remark ed, that as it was getting late, we would have worship and retire. My friend begged leave to bo excused from attending worship with the family, as he pre ferred having his devotion in his room. Weary with travelling, we retired, but not to rest. As for myself, my very dreams wero haunted with the frightful ghost of this mise rable, deluded mortal. My friend, not being able to sleep, spent the roost of the night in prayer to Almighty God, that he would in tender mercy, visit that poor soul, and snatch him as a brand from the eternal burning. In the morning, while we were sitting at the breakfast-table, a little half clad slave came running in, and said that aunt Agnes lay dead in her hut. We quickly repaired to the spot to learn the truth of tho statement. "Hung be tho Heavens in sackcloth, and let the sun hide his face as he did when the Infatuated Jews nailed the Son of God to the cropl and let there be a jubilee in Hell!" What a spectacle was presented to our view ! On the bare ground lay the injured mother, cold and lifeless. The consequences were before us. A hog, which had access to her hut, had torn her new-bern babe into a hundred frag ments, which lay scattered all around the yard. Tell it not in Gath ; publish it not in the streets of Askalon, lhat deeds which even the cruel Turk would blush to own, have been perpetrated in Christian (?) America. My friend inquired of the master if he did not, in view of the aggravated circumstances of the case, feel condemned : to which ha replied, that he did not, from the fact that he had brought himself into such a relation to God as perfectly to acquiesce in all his providen ces. Mr. A., having commanded some of the slaves to gather up the fragments of the mangled infant, and bury them with its mo ther, we returned to tho house. Again my friend feelingly reminded him of her claims upon the generous sympathy of his host, and strove to convince him of the moral turpitude of such inhuman and cruol neglect. But alas! his admonition proved only a savour of death unto death. For not wishing (as is tho case with most reprobates,) to have his sins set in order before him, he turned to his reprover, and in a spirit, which, to say the least, sa vored little of kindness, and in a tone, which only made more palpable his already suffi ciently demonstrated guilt, said, that he had given him leave to preach to his slaves, but as for himself, h wished none of his instruc tion. W'e retired to our room and spent the time inrcading until ten o'clock, when Mr. A. gave us an invitation to accompany him to the house of God, (a Baptist Church) remarking that as it was communion day, it would be one of unusual interest. We accepted his invitation, " For to see the worst, a wish arose." After a hypocritical, cradle-plundering choir had sung a spiritual song, and a God-dishonoring, womi.n-whipping deacon had made a solemn prayer.t licentious, man-stealingWe descended from the sacred desk, which his unholy presence had polluted, and with his blood-stained hands, began to break the bread and pour tho wine into silver vessels, pur chased with the price of the souls and bodies of his own Church members; and all this was done "r the glory of God, and the good of souls." He then tried to put on a sancti fied countenance, and with a trembling voice said, " the white members w ill now come for- j j. , , oati cni, out. the nigga wiJ1 wait the rest are through." Mr. A. was one of tho first to go forward to It may bo said by some, that it was un reasonable to suppose that this man would have acted in a manner so wicked and base from the fact that it would tm r,inci i,;. i tcrcot. In answer to this objection, I would say that men, when iu a fit nf nr.r A KHuiuuv consult inicrcst. J lie iact is, that nine tenths of all the cruellies practised upon the slavcs.are inflicted while the masters and overseers are mini ir- tail uiii. iou(it h was tact Willi rerrard In tlm fn CO In liln.l Those who know any thing about tho slavo system, must acknowlcd VP. lh:it fnvi iinnl I slaves are so abused as utterly to unfit ihem for labor for davs and gether, during which time, of course, they of no use to their masters. Another con sideration is, they not only vent their spleen upon tho poor victim of their rage, but lerrily rest inlo submission. partake of the holy emblems. Oh ! how nell must hare exulted and rejoiced! Aye, nie thinks in that sparkling cup the images of devils must have danced iu hellish glee, as ho raised it to his polluted lips. But I fur bear, and leave my readers to draw their own conclusions. I cannot close without adding one word to the mothers and daughters of the north, who aro surrounded not only by tho comforts hut the luxuries of life whose homes and chil dren are their own, and from whom no unhal lowed hand may snatch them. Christian Mothers, when you gather your little ones around you, and call them yours when you teach them the lessons of purity and love, which none so well as yourselves can teach then think if the wretched slave mother. Iter child is not hcrsi she is robbed of all the endearments of domestic lifo in ignorance and darkness she toils, alio suf fers, she dies with none to pity, none toaid. Will God hold you guiltless if you do not lift up your voices in behalf of those, your crushed and injured sisters. Daughters of tho north, whofe honor and safety am carefully guarded by faithful and affectionate brothers remember the degraded slave daughter, who is subject to every insult and outrage which any pale-faced lihertinc may choose to indict, and whose brother must be made the unwilling witness of her ruin Can you hold your peace in viow of such out rage, and be guiltless 1 Will it avail anything in the great day of account, in the ears of Jehovah, for you to coino forward and say, " Ah ! public senti mem was sucli llial 1 dared not open my mouth 1" Christ has said, " unless we love our neighbors as ourselves, we are none of his." Would you, Christian Mothers, sen your babe torn from your bosom by the ruthless hand of the slave driver, and not lift your voice for aid 1 Would you, Christian daugh ter, seo your sister placed upon the auction block and sold for a domestic Seraglio, and not raise your voice in her behalf? If you have not the heart of a fiend, there can be but one answer. Then if you love the slave mother and sister at the south as you love yourselves, yon must act accordingly , a cor rupt public sentiment to the contrary notwithstanding. AN EYE WITNESS. Friends Editors : I wish to communicate a few facts for publication, that the friends of universal freedom may be encouraged to press forward, wielding the mighty sword of truth, which is destined to brcik every yoke, and lo sever overy band, that the oppressed may go free. On Thursday evening the 23rd ult., our friends S, S. Foster and his wifu commenc ed a series of lectures in this place, (West Middleton, V aslnngton county, Pennsylva nia,) which resulted in great good, as I be lieve. Having attended the first, and every succeeding appointment, numbering ten in all, I think I am prepared to give a fair state ment as to the effects produced. But before I make any further statements, with reference to the meetings, I wish to say a few words about the people of this place. I hey are intelligent aa a general thing, and many of them are abolitionists of the new school I mean political Abolitionists. But alas! the majority of them are awfully pro- slavery in their church relations, they being Unionists, Disciples, Presbyterians, Seccd ers, hnisconal Methodists ami WosWan Methodists, all of whom are giving strength to the bands of slavery, in their several de grees according to Iheirstrength ami influence lint honor to truth ; it will cut its way through the flinty shell of eduoation, and more Leviathan like scales of prejudice to the hearts and consciences of the people. So it was here, whilo our friends Foster pre sented the truth; we all felt its force and power, acknowledging thereto Guilty v-iiliy:; uui.iy!!! tome in a sroatet and some in a less decree. It is true, when tlio speakers were proving (which they did to a demonstration) that the priests of this country aro liars, thioves, adulterers, man- stealers, pirates and murderers, many of the hearers were seen to squirm and writhe like serpents, on a bed of embers ; indeed 'some of the members of the churches of this re gion w ere so shocked that they have not yet recovered. Their hearts are full of anguish, and their actions declare, " hast thou found me, O mine enemy." Yea, light and hones ty, their most inveterate enemies, have found them out, and are exposing their deeds of uarkuess to the gaze of an unsuspecting com uiunity, which causes them much to ftarthal their craft will sutler loss. The Episcopal Mcthodlstsare wonderfully beset with the doctrines taught, and well they may be, for llicy were made out the most wicked church in the country the most di abolical of all the associations of our nation. But the priesthood are most wise in wicked ness, and one McCrce hath already found an anodyne for the M. E. Church of this place, by stoutly arguing that Ihe church is not pro slavery, and that no member can bo ex pelled from it till it is proved that he is a slaveholder in heart. O, consistency ! The Presbyterians aro not all pleased ; some of them are quita eick ; it being clearly shown that they are guilty of all the above named crimes. The Disciples were not all pleased as well as they would like to hare been, and why t Because it was shown lhat t'nei' lead er is tho worst man in the wholo country ; as a professor of religion, his influence is greater than that of any other man. I mean Alexander Campbell. I might mention how quite a number of tho members of other churches received the truth, but shall close this part of my commu nication by stating how the Weslcyans stood the fire. They were a litlle disturbed and most of them acknowledged they were some what guilty by inviting pro-slavery persons to commune with them, and by voting under the Constitution ; but, though they are thus guilty, the speakers allowed they were hon est in part, and would walk in the light, and that all they (the speakers) had to do with thein was to present the truth and give them time to reform. Tho next thing that startled the people was the dissolving of the Union. Hands off, hands oft", was the cry. And though it was clearly shown that the North's share of the Union is tar and feathers, and eggs, and im prisonment and Death, if they speak in be half of the poor biped ing slave, yea for acts of mercy and benevolence, northern men aro seized, dragged from their homes, from their wives, mothers and children, and northern women are mide widows ; shame! and north ern children orphans, to glut the rage of southern demon'; though these things were clearly shown, yet the cry was, and is " don't dissolve the Union ; O, give us Union, though the South has murdered our men, and wid owed our women, and meets us with the con. vineing argument, of tar and feathers, pistol and bowie knife, yet let us have blessed L'ni on. And thongh ihe black baby of the South has sucked eight hundred millions of dollars from the breasts of the North, still tho cry is, give us union, sweci L nion. Hut to con clude. After all the whining for the Union, the lectures resulted in making about twenty Disunionists, in selling quiio a number of books, and in getting a number of subscrib ers for the Bugle and other Anti-Slavery pa pers. Yours for no union with slaveholders, N. SELBY. A N T I-SL.VVKJtY BU G L K , "I lovo agitation when there is cause for it the alarm bell which startles tho inhabi tant'? of a city, saves them from boin- burn ed in their beds." Edmund Hurke. OT-Persons having business connected with the paper, will please call on James Barnaby, corner of Main and Chesuut sts. ANNIVERSARY NOTICE. The Ohio Am. A. S. Society will hold its Annual Mooting at New Garden, Col. Co., commencing on the 17th of Juna, at 10 o'clock, A. M. Arrangements are being made for tho at tendance of prominent advocates of tho op pressed, not only of our own, but other stales; the result of which, with other particulars, will be made known previous to the meeting. From tho increasing interest in this slate we anticipate a oexebai. rai.lv. We also invite our friends of Western Pennsylvania, and Eastern Indiana to bo with us on that occasion, and aid in devising efficient plans of operation for the coming year. By order of the Ex. (join, of the O. A. A. S. Society. LOT HOLMES, Ree. Scerclury. THE ANNUAL MEETING. Have you read tho Anniversary Notice I " and have you arranged your business with a view to be present at the Annual meeting ef the Slate Society 1 Wo hope it will be a great gathering, and that abolitionists from all parts of ihe State, and from the States ad joining will be in attendance. Let every one who has it in his heart to feel for the slave, and who would see his country redeemed Irom her thraldom, and the fetters stricken from the captives limbs, embrace that oppor tunily to bear his testimony in favor of Free dom and of Right. Let them come from the South, where homes have been invaded and hresidcs made desolate, where the husband has been stolen from the wife and the father from the child ; and where the waters of il, Ohio form no barrier to the arnr,.;,. r the slave power. Let them come from tb. North, from the shores of those inland which mark the boundary line bfttwoe,. il,. men-calcher's huntinjr rrronnd and the soil where breathe no slave. Let them come from that Capital, alike disgraced by the en actment of Ohio Black Laws, and by thu Irack of Kentucky k'dnappers. Let them come from the east, to seek for and worship the truth, even as the wise men of olden time sought the manger-cradle of tho Babe of Bethlehem. Let Ihe pioneer Bpirits whono habitations are in the west, turn back for a little while that the y may renew their strength, and be belter prepared to be pioneers in a great and glorious enterprise, prepared to he down the forests nf pro-slavery opposition, and make clear the way ol the Lord. Let the mechanic and the farmer, the merchant and the doctor, the lawyer and the priest all be there. Let all come who have freedom, all who can give freedom, all who desire freedom. There has perhaps been no time in the pro gress of the anti-slavery reform when action was more needed than now. Since the last meeting of the State Society, Ohio has prov" ed, beyond a doubt, her utter inability to pro tect her citizens from outrage and aggressions We have seen them both white and color.tj kidnapped from her own soil, one torn away from within the very shadow of her Capitol, and her attempts to protect them, but betrays her impolcncy. The demand made by her Executive upon Virginia and Kentucky, have been refused or evaded However powerful she may be to oppress we have seen she has no might to protect. And, as it is with Ohio, so is it with her northern sister Stales to a greater or losser extent. They must submit to the dictation of the South, even though it be to annex ter ritory upon which slavery may feed and in crease in strength. Texas, with a millstone weight of infamy about her neck ready to sink her to destruction, must be greeted as one of the sisterhood, as a member of the " Glorious Union." These and other facts which the pon of history has recorded within the last year, de clare in a language not to be misunderstood, that if we would secure our own rights, and re store to the slave tho possession of his, we must not depend upon a State government that is powerless to protect, nor a National government which is controlled by the op pressor. We must depend upon our own strength of purpose, upon our own mo ral principle. And it is in order to devise ways and means most successfully lo carry out our opposition to slaveiy, to make it till upon the cause of human rights, and to heat hack the surging waves of tyranny so they shall not dare to wet even the feet of Human ity, that we urge you lo give your attendance, to encourage with your presence, and assist by your counsel. A great work must be done. Public opin ion must be regenerated, the people of Ohio must be converted to practical abolitionism : and before this can be effected, the corruptions of Church and Slate muif be exposed. The probe must be thrust lo the bottom of Ihe wound, before society can be cured of the horrible disease whose cancerous power is destroying its very vitals. Thin mighty work is to be accomplished by individual labor, hy individual faithfulness; and it is desirable to know in what channel our efforts shall be di rected, in what manner our labors will prove most effective. We expect these matters will be investigated at the Annual mietinff. and we hope some plan of action for Ihe So ciety and its members will be decided upon, that in the coming year shall produce a more mighty revolution in public sentiment than Ohio has ever known, and do much to hasten the slave's deliverance. fXT We did not request ami slavery and other papers, which were willing to notice me can lor the annual meeeting of the State Society, to do so; for we considered its pub lication would be a sufficient request. In this we were mistaken; and we hereby request all papers that have not noticed it, and nre willing so to do, to copy the call of the Sec retary, or inform their readers in some other way of the appointed time, place, &c. Democracv and Christianity in Africa. By the last advices from the French colo ny in Algiers where 80,000 men are required to protect 50,000 settlors, it appears that Ah del Kader, the chief of ihe Mussolman forces is strongly spiced with American Democracy and Christianity. He manifests a warm de sire to support that institution which Govern or McDuffie declares to be the corner-etono of Republicanism 5 and which Bishop Wed ding contends is based upon the golden rule of Christianity. In a proclamation he has issued he thus speaks of the Commander of the French forces. " He has enfranchised the slaves which God l as given." Georoi McDurcic, Ex-Governor of Suth Carolina. Abdel Kader, Mussulman Chief in. Africa, Elijah Hcodiko, Bishop of kite 1. . Church. - "Lo what an entertaining sight Are brethren who agree OT The General Coufereuae of the Tro lestant Methodist Church, convened at fin cinnati on the (ith inst.