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SALEM, COLUMBIANA CO., CHIO. JAMES BARNABY, Jr., GcneralJlgcnt. benjamin s. jones, ) J. ELIZABETH JONES, J Editor. Ptntisnixo Committee : Samuel Brooke, t.eorgn Girretson, James liarnaby, Jr., David L. Galbreath, Lot Holmes. !T5Z ANT G U "NO UNION WITH SLAVEHOLDERS." VOL. i? NO. U SAL ft M , OHIO, FRIDAY, OCTOBftR o. isio. v iioi.i; Ml. C3 remittnnerji to br mruU, and n'l lrllrrt relating to the pecuwiry njjnirs if thrp.tjtcr, to be uilJrcme'l (post paid) t, Hie deaeral dgent. Com muficttfinni intended for iiucr' lion to be addrmsid to I Ac Kdilurt, 07-TeriMs: tli.lo per annum, or SI.75 itwarititilij required) If not paid w ithin si months of the time of subscribing1, AnvERTiif.'MFNTs tnukitig less than a sqnnro inserted throe timo-s for 75 cents: one squa-o $1. Printed fur the 1'ublishinz Cummille by a. N. IIAPGOOD. From the A. S. Standard. Slavery is War. " About tlirno weeks pant wo had an insur rection of our negroes, who, in one night, rut ofT about twenty-five whites. tiller which they formed a considerable body, nd scrifico.l everything in their way. VVe were immeil: ntelv nhirmnd. nml under nrins. and the lil'Ht method wo took to suppress them, was by se- j all our ferrys and passes by euar Is, ! and body upon tht scout came up with j them, and engaged ; lliey gave two fires, but without any damage. Wo returned the lire, and brought down fourteen on the spot, g ive tliein chase, and, in coinpas of days, killed about twenty more and took about for ty alive, who were iinuirdi.it ly .ringed, gib beted alive, shot. &e. Some others c imp in, were tried, and discharged. There may he about ti'n mom that are out, but will soon bit taken." Severri yenrs ago, a venerable friend, since departed, showed me a letter in manuscript. I'rniii which t!ie ahovo extract is taken. It be..rsa nuno w hich I should have given, but that it may invade ton much the s terednoss of private relations; a name, however, of w hich I may rem irk, t!i it it is hy no means unknown in cither of those conspicuous States of our Republic, Mass ichuset's and South Carolina. Its dato I give: Charles ton, S. C. Sept. 2S, 1733. So that, besides tho victims of an insurrection, so awful as at that hour this must have been, all the actors on each side, who survived tin horrors of thoso dark iliys, and dnuhly-d irk nights, must have long since passed away. Less than a hundred years bad succeeded, when Virginia was doomed to a like scene of hor ror and carnage. Tho years of Slavery which preceded the Califoruian insurrection, thoso which intervened between it and the Virginian, and those which have succeeded tin: latter, even in their quietest seasons, h ive all been years, not of true poire, but of sup pressed War. Tin fiercest war his its in tervals of repose. Tncre must, even in times of hottest baste, be snatched a time to breathe, to renew, and, if pnsibl", redintogrite im paired energies. We speak of certain w.irs in our annals, with the liilims, with the French, wiili ibe Kngli-h, and narrate their causes, tlioir origin, their progress, their ter mination, their rllerts. Wo forget tint for two cnlorirs and a quarter we have been en gaged in an incessant war. a war, entering directly into our very households, and array ing the different ineinbers of those hnuso liolds, ag iin-t each ot'u r in conflict, which waits only the favorable momem for doing all the fell deeds enlinked to battle itself. Slavery is W.ir! Insurrection now and then appears; tho country is moved; insurgents are slain, fo subdued, are dealt with accor ding to the policy of the conquerors. Hut the insurrection is to iho whole) stat of do mestic. Slavery, only what a battle is to the whale slate of international war. tho point of fearful juncture, at which brutal passions, githered in perfect fury, meet lo sate them selves with blood, us tho old E'noin gimi feasted bis not ruder appetite with the fi.-sh an I blood of those who entered hiscivern. Slavery is war! It begins in war; it can begin in iin oilier v iv. By force d-enied ir- resi-iihle, so yielded to in despi r ition. th i :it! i v ill u 1 1 is first m hIh a slave. The fore which c i .iipcls him to reluct nit suliinis-unn, is the farce of elfnli impulse, of proud a.n bill on, of r it) acinus eovvtoiisness. Agains this foreo tho in in dies battlo while be be lieves bo ran; be does batt'e, not only with the high will to be free, but with tliu coun teraction of the same lower passions which are arrayed against him. Justice is always even-hcarled. Tais cup-bearer of the secret powers, always finds way to mix again, in the chalice which ono gives to another, the sitne ingredients which hive, been drunken o.T, anil to return it fes'i to the first giver; nay, morn than coalmen I, to compel it to his lips. Selfish impulse comes hack in selfish resistance ; proud nuiii Hon, in proud envy and revenge; rapacious covetousness, tn a ra pacitv commeiisurato with it, sustained by tho covetousness which seeks without bound, and fails, only with tho limitations ol powers, and its means. Nay, the blood which lias stained the soil of Africa, the blood which this sunn retributive Destiny this stern, inexorable Necessity, lias drawn from the invad"-, s his rapacity and cruelty had first dra -'ri. the victim, no nun can tell, no miifo,, know. Slavery is Wa War seems a Peace sometimes. It only seems. There, is none in reality, there can be none. The elemenis of War are forever latent, even when hinder ed from being open, in its bosom. More than two hundred and twenty-five years has there been a state of real, though commonly suppressed, war between the European and the African races, whose chief seats have been tho western coast of Alrica, and warmer and more fertile regions of America. The war is now hushed, save as o casional outMirsiings of its fi rce and bloody iqnrit fear in deeds of mutual Veiig auee and vio nee. The war is no hushed, shall 1 say let mo recall th i word. Toe slave is si niiting either in despair or in hope on fioid which ho cannot command, and wailing, ns his spirit may be, for protracted bondage, for bitter revenge, or for sweeter freed nil. This shall come at last; but, alas! die bond age and the revengo are ulso sure. T.ih blended conflict and revenge have alre.idy on the Rio Crande. OppresM n, fjr victorious, seeks wider spheie of union. Uut our sons and brothers are already lie over us in victims. The voice which proclaims slavery to ho war, pronounces therewith the corlrnty that war, whether extend and strengthen slavery by new lein foreemenis from M xico, or lo perpetuate within our original borders, will biiug own cursa on the nation and the individual. A phrase sufficiently ludicrous has lately cane into use; our rrre.it men talk of inerinw a Peace. Puaee has been indeed 1 t. i... i.nA. .nnnl.nnt.l in. COJlilucitsu. A, liaa uduii iyoietic,uu uo mid gelio form stood forth imploiing us tt rover- down. beaten, soiled, covered with .lust, en curing crusted Willi blood, just so long as slavery, "no with war, r-in tins under our briyht skies, Pncr justice in our relation to Texas and to Mexico. Peace has been conquered as the celestiiil voice calleil on us to Mess inank n I in cngnving the law of universal freedom in ti the Minervan slru'-tur- of our Confod-raey. I'cice his been conquered in tlin whojo his tory of American Slavery. The power of peace Ins lai I bleeding or centuries on ibis Amerioin soil. Hero it will lie trodden within our ocean borders Conquer Peace." Proud statesmen, ye may conquet it for a while. In your capitnl, in your palaces, in your sticets; in caucuses or feasts ; wherever ye can make your voices overflow and drown ibe sacred Voice in the soul of man ; ye may cniier peace, and ex ult in your conquest. Know flit your vi lory is but for n moment. The smoke of men's firework", the vapor of men's steam engines, m y rise high enough, and be th ck eaoii rii (o d irken the blessed 31111. But the sun is there ! Americms! in other ways than vo boast, yo 111 iy conquer Pe iee, and darken the earth. Uut the brief instant of a century or a uiiileniu Ti itrives the ear with its smoke and sh 1 1 iw f orv ir I, th clou I ve have raised is away, the sun shines anew; Pe.ce looks di wn from heaven, the celes ial power is revealed, iiusnjled. undimtned, sun-like and divine lorever Peace embosoming free dom, freedom rejoicing in peace, a divine marriage, the whole earth exulting in its ev erlasting festival. T. T. s. Captain Hannum. We copy from the Post, which doublings feels itself I igbly complimented by being mule the medium of such a communication, as the following statement from Capt. II an num : CAPT. HANNUM'S STATEMENT. BOSTON, Sept. 16, 1846. the ; Certain infl imm itory articles, with lavish abuse of my employers and myself, firt made me aware of the existence of the " Chrouo- yi,e-" . . ... I lie authors 01 thn above were dourilless persons unconnected Willi com iierce igno rant of the I nihilities of siii,mi isters intent only npon carrying out their own selfish. narrow ml nil ea pnuciplos, regard luas ol ill" means employed. Iho lollow lug are some of the particulars of the late slave case; On the morning of his disc ivery, (August lllh)I gave hi 11 lo undersiaml laal he must he sent back by the st vessel; ami 1 ir this purp ise h id a Ire- queut lookout at the mist bo nl. Not being successful in meeting a vessel bound out to Now Uric ins, 1 loll luai 111 iho lower harbor on my arrival, while I enme to the city f ir ulvico. .Messrs. Pearson (.0., (as I be lieve) with m olives of the purest jiuiice, de cided that lie must g 1 back and back be has g me ; but ho has not been " scut away emp ty." lie received many presents in money uvl c.loilung Irooi my Irionds who visited me while in tin; harbor, and fro. 11 the time of bis liscovnry till bis a'timnent he lived and fared is I Uul mysell. Were it nocessary 1 could produce 111 iny witnesses who saw and eon versed svilli him, to prove th it hn expressed his regret tint he absconded from me that ho w.s willing t i abide by iny decision and rouirn to bis m ister. As for lb it motley crew of whiles an I blacks who crowded the di cks of the Lincoln," and bailed me in the " Vi sion," with cries of run him down," " fire into him" I doubt if there is one of them who would l more rejoiced ti see a slave set free, or the whole institution of slavery with its thousand curses, tumbled to the d list, than the " kidnapper captain" whom they wore so intent upon persecuting. It is such wild proceedings as these, and clandestinely bringing slaves to liberty, that forges slill stronger the fetters of slavery at the s uith and keeps alive that spirit of enmity between ill and our southern brethren. I think they accuse me of mercenary mo. lives, which is the most absurd of all charges. If they will look nt sou;o of tho New Or leans papers they w ill learn the amount the reward, and can then judge how much In duceineiit it would bo to absent myself from home and all its domestic enjoyments for four days aner an aiibcnce o' lliree luoutlis. fur thermore, the captain who lakes him to New Orleans is directed to take no reward, but plead earnestly lor Hie slave for a release from punishment. In my letter to the m ister, now in posses sion ol ibe si ive, I have Mated that in send ing hi a back, I sacrifice feelings of humin ity and private principles to the I iws of stite, and solicit in return a mitigation punishment for the unfortunate offender. The master, no doubt, would rather never see the slave, if he could securo me or Ottoman, lie 1011I1I then plica a high value upon him, which I should be compelled pay, and then comes fine and imprisonment lo satisfy the olTfiiiJeil laws of Louisiana. I will say no more. To the hands of brother shipmasters the press the public, abolitionists and all I leave the subject consideration. JAS. W. HANNUM. Master of brig Ottoman. ap peared thus to it its It appears clearly from this frank slat -ment or Ibe kidnapper, th ,t he did the deed no " mercenary" motive, but that lie sacri ficed " feelings of hum n itv and private prin ciples" lo the lawn of Loiiisiam! This pure disinterested duulif ic ism. This be 111 f avnr of a wretch who doesn't want negro, hut wants a high price for him. did a thing which be knew to be wrong, grantly wrong, diiholically wrong, oi.t reg ird lor the linn and l.iipiisonment w hn the ollendeil I iws, made just by surh wn os. would have viaind upon him if he done it. The C ipt lin's motive was not " of course it Wis not the fine moved bun. It was not any inherent rever can- j "ncn lor inoso laws mat moved Mm, tor , sacrificed his " private principles" in doing nn. it. Poor imn! Loss of libertv iii oiinnrrh j . I truly. 'I he slaw J sent back knows But if he bad thought proper losserificrt his going to New Orleans to M issaehusetts law, instead of sacrificing his " feelings of human ity and principles" 10 Louisiana law, might he not hive escaped imprisonment! For a 111111 who has no " mercenary" motives, is it n at possible to give up even trade to New Orleans! There are ports to which a cap tiin may sail, whern he will not be called upon to sacrifice his bu. moiiy or bis princi ples. Re illy, does Capt. II innem expect us to believe that the returned slave finally went b ick vti'antnrHy it intormin ihle bondage, when he, Capt. II innum, another slave, so dreaded a temporary imprisonment, that he sacrificed " his feelings of hum inity and pri vate principles" to escape it ! No, no, Capt. Ilinnumj you cannot deceive us, if you deceive yourself. Men who love liberty enough t') d ire what that slave did, do not go ba 4k 1 1 si ivory willingly, unless it bo to sue the sicrifice of their humanity and thnir principles. Lifivetle went lo prison rather thin Sicriiice A 'leeltngs of hiiinanity and bis private principles." It is even possible th it the 111 111 you have sent b irk to New Or leins. might have gone luck for a similar reis'ui. if y ui bid taken a dill" Tent course to wards him. Had ymi landed him in.Mas s achusetis, iind said lo him, Urolhor, you have had a bard lot, and I w ill h ive 110 hand in making it harder; you are free to go, but you will understand that your g"ing In ill's way subjects me to the 1-ss of my bu ines. the bread of my children, or to a fine of a th msand dollars mid five years imprison ment," it is possible hi- feelings of hum un ity might have risen so high in your behalf, that be would hive gone back to his " own er," rather than sacrifice them. If he hid d one so, we are sure you would say, that be had done more for you than ever John II. Pearson did. But if reports are true, you did no such thing, but falsely ehirge.l him wiili s elling your pocket-book in order to rescue him Iroin the feelings ol humanity and private principles" of the byst ndcrs iii south Doston. 1)1 you pretend that the man went back voluntarily under such circumstan ces ! No: his "regret" that he absconded fioin you, was only a humble imitation of your own trick of filsehood, designed to fa cilitate another escape; and. begging your pinion, it was much mure justifiable than yours. (.'ironi'litir. , I BinLE Ernies us. Menu IOxthrval Acts and Leoai. Relations. When Mr. Kincaid was in Pniladepiia, in 1913. in a speech be fore the the Ilapiisi liihle aociely, be said L' t me lea I you into Ava. bee those dark fr a" ning pris m walls with no window. Kn tcr the massive gates, and walk through thoso damp halls. In this dark damp cell sits one. p lie and emaciate I, surrounded by felons and murderer.,, vol how mild and tranquil. lis knows you; an I he plucks a little book from his breast, "Eiir icts from tbe Bible." Who is II1.11. man; and why is I10 there! It Ko-San-Loiie ; and bis wife and seven lovely children are there. 1 he governor enters. places before him an imago of G iuJ amn, and says, " Ku-San-Lone, you injiRt bow to that image, and you are free." " I w orship the eternal I, oil," is the reply. Says the gov ernor, ' Ko-Saii-Lone, yon aro a great fool you may worship in yi ur hrart just what yon Hue, only bow to Ural imago. "My Lord, replies Ko-Sati-Lone, " even in appearance cannot deny my Saviour." What a pity Ko-San Lone, bad not been initiated into the doctrine of the harmles?ness of a " mere external act," or a " mere legal relation." Ilow readily he might then have come out of prison; and what a world good ho might have done! Especially he had only uuded a little external siavehobl ing and polygamy! Al.is! when will uicn bu wise ! .7. A'. Jleporter. COMMUNICATIONS. A Letter from Calvin Fairbanks, the Prisoner. to the of the to my for from is did the II fla of h tch had mer cenary," that ho that. Mr. Editor : Please insert the following letter in your paper, which no doubt will be read with : Rkv. Isaac M. Wade: Dear Sir: Yours of tho 30th July camo duly to hand on the Colli iiiol. Sir, it was Source of unexpected pleasure, and roused prisoner to think of what he once was, his associates were, and what were bis pros pects. Once I had a long life of pleasure anticipated before mo; now Ms uncertain, (it was always uncertain.) Once I was the bosom of my frienJs, but now it jeems that I have none. Wiien I advert to scenes those rocks and rills, the woods templed hills, my heart with rapture IhnlU, like that above. Ah! those scenes of our boyhio I ! when think of them I sigh to seo Uiem again. Your Failwr seemed like iny Father, .Mother likn my Mother, your brothers sister like my brothers and kisier. I should bo happy if you would writu me soon again write once every month or two. I heard of tho death of sister Ilirriit; can in a few words rrive vou inv feelings the subject. 1 buried all my friends when entered this prison. I regard I er death as dispensatory providence; that God hai his own creature f.oin the world, llu had rtuht lo do so. I'll not complain of his ings, nor sigh for Iho death or iln s oieiy sister, especially so long as I have to think her soul is with Gad. Shu is pier than I am in a better slate than I am then I'll ssy for her.thy will 0 Ged,be Rpmerrber ma. I remain your brother In bonds, CALVIN FAIRBANKS. Ky. Prison House, Aug. 2d, 1846. : is of if in terest a tho who in old and I your and had and I would likn to follow this letter with a few lines. ' I am personally acquainted w ith Mr. F., the prisoner. In our boyhood our parents joined firms, and we were schoolmates to gether. Wo took a deep interest in each others welfare ; but since we became men, we have been separated. After I beard that he was imprisoned in Ky. for the term of 15 years; for aiding 3 slaves in their escape from bondage, (husband, w ife and child.) iny heart was made lo bleed, nut only for him, but for his kind parents and friends. Their sorrows on earth are multiplied, no doubt: to live in remembrance of their imprisoned son, will bring down llieir gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. Shall we not weep with them! Shall we not remember him! Where is be! In prison! How long! r ilteen years! tir what! For granting liberty to those who were in bonds ! For their freedom he i3 now in prison in freo America ! Who will dare proclaim peace and liberty, and that we are a free people, when there is no peace, and our destruction is coming like a whirlwind ! I made Mr. F. a visit Inst spring. He recognized me as soon as I stepped upon the thresliho'.d of the cell in which lie wi-s at work. I conversed with him about 20 min ute in the presence of the keeper, at the ex piration of which I was informed that I must leave. During the convers ition he said, "pray for me, ib.it I may be reconciled to my fate, and yet how can I he! I must be!" lie stated that he had some comfort, which con sisted in leaching a bible class of about forty prisonrrs every sabbath. At length, phcing his ryes upon mine, (which Fcene I shall never forget,) grasping my lund in bis, w ith strong tokens of tenderness, deep love and affectinr, bis eyes bathed in tears, his lips quivered, ho trembled, and turning his face from mo he exclaimed, " in all of your mirth ful scenes and northern privileges, religions' and moral, remember me. Farewe'l!" This wasa sorrowful time indeed. My heart melted within me, trembling I passed through the ir .n gate and went out. I walked up from tho prison, tlirongh the city, and seated myself on a summit where the people were constantly passing. From previous conversation which I had in the city before entering the prison, with different persons, and also at this time with those who were passing, I found myself endangered by my visit to the prison. I was also informed that tho people of Kentucky had agreed among themselves to assassinate Mr. F. at the txpiratinn of his term in prison in a shame ful manner. I lound it necessary forme toleavo on board of the cars, which thing I did in short time after, and fled 10 the next city where I was soon pursued. Men w ith their 1. irks and other weapons stalked about me threat ening me with immediate dealh ! My blood seemed to chill in my veins while a viilan- ons man placed his dirk to my In east, looked up toward heaven exclaiming by tho power of God and his throne, that be would pierce my heart, if I denied the charges preferred against me, on tho subject of visiting an rid comrade in State's prison who had assisted Blaves. By soft words and persuasive argu ments, I escaped from the murderer, and while they were gathering by hundreds lo take a- lynch me, 1 escaped by the cars, and steered my course to Tennessee by way of the Cum berland river, 1 travelled in different parts of that State, also south Kentucky. I visited cities, coun try towns, and plantations and individuals every rank of respectability, and also poor slaves in their huts and hovels, who despised and treated as less than human. At different times I hatirded my life. preached lo the slave and also the master, their several duties and relations, which gratified the enslaved and enraged master. Both ministers and deacons, church es and people, seemed to be set on fire hell. I visittd the poor slaves 1 y hundreds, fifiies, tens, and individually. They 6bowrd mo their whipped harks, llieir bruii-nl ihe.ir mangled limbs. They told me of limited privileges, mocked by seminaries institutions how they were bour.d up in e, bow id down and trampled upon. moral and intellectual faculties of their souls which arc capable of expansion to tho glory of Ood and the best interests man, tho blaveholder has waged war 011 1 ana lias lor me prnsoni gaineu a x-u-.o,,, a I something like that which Kgypt gained taken j Israel, liko that of the heathen kings a j Daniel and the Hebrews, like that of dial- ' patriarch children over their brother J os-ph, of like that which Judas and the Jews Poirtsa iny reason j i-ul gained over Christ, which w as only hap- ' permission. Oh! let us exercise faith done. ballt works, and prayer whioh takes 110 to the God of Jsiae), of Joseph, (who lo the god of Daniel, was a!:l- lo shut t'.p a d nml of the are 1 en forcing ibe cf l.nds their and igno rant The im mortal sold into slavery.) and and ibe Hebrews, who linn's month and lo rVstny the beat of ihe furnace, and to raise Christ fiom tho dead, and m ike him victorious and conqueror over death, hell and the grave. Wesh ill ere lonir see the travail of our souls and be satisfied : for the cries of ihe slave have reached the ear of Ood. I have hrard their prayers which they offered up while they knct lid together in solid columns; oh! what fervency and earnestness ! I never saw the like before. Tears gushing from their ryes in torrents, and their groanings seemed to be unuttera ble. To hear such prayers and rxhoriations from tho enslaved, 1 v.;.s astonished. 1 saw just where slavery lives: it lives upon lli dearest rights of the slave naturally, morally, and religiously. All is subjugated to the lusts and pride tf their masters. Indeed it was heart rendin? to me to suo Women ai d children, husbands nml wives, on the day of sales marching up to the block to be Keparn ted and sold. I never could witness the sales, it is shocking. You will ofien see slave-women rlaving with their children pleasantly, and suddenly their countenance will change, their eye3 roll in tiars, and they will exclaim, "Go read upon that post you see yonder, the sale of my little ones my husband, my louder, aged mother soon must be diiven away, and I shall see tliein no more"! I heard several cf the slaves M'y that smothering children and in fants, to keep them from being sold, was C' 111- mnn among slaves, which was afterwards confirmed by acknowledgments from their masters. At different times, after forming an acquaintance with the slaves, I would be surrounded by them, painfully hear their cries, and w itness the'r tears, w hich nre fresh in my memory unto this day. They would hold me by the hand, gather around me in large groups, with streaming tears, and exclaim with loud voices, which scorn as yet lo ring in my ears like deep toned thunder, "0 re member us poor slaves, whom Christ died to save; we would like to read about him, but wo are loiutuuen: uur masters don t care for our souls, lliey sell us lo g"t money to pay their ministers and missionaries, to edu cate their children, (except thoso that belong to their slave roncubinis,) to build railroads steamboats, meeting-houses, and to buy wine for tho communion and most all tin) things in use lo advance the common interests of the country ! 0! bow can we let you iro niassi. minister of God ! but wo must. Remember us at the North, when you arrive at home." I find I am making my letter loo long, must cut short many other circumstances and make an end fir the present, with a few words. My hrart has hern broken by the rrirs of the oppressed and nothing (in that s M se) but their enniriripution can heal it. My voico will I lift up like a trumpet. Yes, I will wavo the banner of liberty, and tell and pub lish, and re-publish, and expose the sins this nation, churches, ininMers, mid people, until every vestige of human butchery and slavery, the accursed system cf American cherished slavery, much beloved Goddess this land, llie church-supported slavery, shall be driven from the world ; and especially from the churches, the professed body Christ, if my life and health are spared. now realize ihe declaration of t lie apostle remember those who am in bonds hs being bound wiili Ibem, I will here have the au dacity In state tint nono call be liberty men, true In arled aholiib nisis, excent ibose who are bound with tie ei.lavtd. Yi s, must act for tbetu as fi r ursi Ives if we w 1 in hi nus, 1 n.l wire acting for ourselves evey department. lie that w .ilketh righteously, an I epeikitli uprightly; be that dct.piseih the gain of that sh .ketii his hands from liking of bribes, that stoppeth bis ears from hearing of blood, and bhulteth his ryes seeing evil : He shall dwell on higb; his place of thai I lie the muniiions of rocks; shall he given him; his waters shall be A'AA7Y, 15. 16. So 1 reiurnc d, and ronsidrrrd all the that are done under the sun; behold, the tears of tr' ua true oppressed, and thry had no comforter; and nit the ol tin ir oppressors ttfrr was power : eul had no comforter. 'crhini'r II'. I. ISAAC M. WADK. Jefferson. Ash. eo., Ohio. P. S. Will Ami-Slavery papers please copy ! JEFFERSON, Sept. 20, 1846. over over the by which deni al was Mr Dear Mrs. Jones : Although not personally acquainted you, yet my heart is w ith you, and my feelings deeply interested in your success in pleading the cause of the oppressed. As your umns, as well as your heart, are always to the cause of suffering humanity, I tki n the librrty to send you the following, hoping it may hive a tendency te remove prejudice that exists against the colored and incline people to give them a hearing FT Tn U - - ..r . S. 11 Jl I'lJU should (hey hive nn opportunity; or better y t, e.nixo ihom to contribute llieir mite t aid in educating our down-trodden brethren. Yours for the oppressed, S. U. 1 if of of I to we re in op pressions, the While out heir's bleed as we contemphto the sufferings of the slaves, while the tear of sympathy involuntarily falls at the thought of the wrongs and oppressions heaped upon ibem by the merciless south, and our hearts and hands are engaged in devising mcr'njfor ameliorating their condition, and brcaliingthe fetters which have so long bound them, let us not forget another class who certainly claim a share of our sympathy; I mean the (falsely so called) free colored popnlati an of our owe State. Who ran pass through tho length and breadth of Ohio w ithout hannrr bis heart grieved at the prejudice that he ev ery where sees existing against them, and bis ear p:,ined in listening to the assertions so oft repeated, " ihey are incjp..b!e of im provement," " it is labor thrown away to try to elevate them," ' nature never design ed them for a higher sphere than they now occupy;'" and various other equally unfound ed assertions. Then too, our statute books are blackened with law s which would dis grace the days of barbarism, laws of a most degrading character, and of the blackest dye, which could have ha) their origin only in the lowest regions of perdition; made for the s de purpose of depriving a prrt of our com munity of every right which can give thorn any claim to the tille of freemen, and for no other reason than be.causQ God saw fit to give them n sable skin. Shame! shame! that such things should he suffered in this our boasted land of liberty ! But I was led i.t this tiai? mcro particularly tj speak of the?o things, by having last week witnessed an exhibition w hich could not fail to silence all caviling w ith regard to their capability of improvement; and in a great measure do away in the minds of those w ho heard them, that prejudiceagaiiut colored peo- plo w hich is worthy only of the dark ages. I iefer to a performance by a class of pupils from Mr. II. S. Cil.nors's school in Cincin nati for the education of colored youth. Al though but two years and half since the tnstilutiou was first founded, yot the progress which the pupils 'lave made is such, a. not only docs great crolit lo themselves, hut also reflects honor on all those engaged in their instruction. The pieces they sung were ap propriate, and well performed. A solo enti tled the " bereaved mother," w as sung by a little girl, perhaps nino years of age, with such a pathos as to 1111 It the hardest heart; and I saw tho tear silently steal down tlin cheek of many a mother as she listened tj her plaintive song, and reflected tli it scenes such as she depicted were more than readi ed by many n slave mother at the rui.th J an 1 more than one s'.rong man was stm to drop a to .r as he lisU tu d. Many other pi.-ces were: sung by i..divij uals, iiinl by the cli. jr, and not wilhoiit ef feet. Besides the singing tin y had 1 .her ex- crcises which wrie dre,dy interesting, end seemed to taka hold of the lis irts of ail ptei 01, t. In ronr?rsaiion fury showed r. high t!rree of intelligence. Il was thought by many it would bo difficult to find a c!a of pupils in ar.y oilier school in the Slate, who, with no pr, atrr advantages, could equal to;n. I at tit. did throe of their em ceri.s i t different pioi es, and at each place all seemed delight ed, and inspired w ith new zeal in the cau of the oppressed. Mori; than once did I luiir the ixclamaiion " v ould that every one whos ys'lbo negro is nn'y half human,' could be present that lliey ni ght feci that such t ttin proceeded from the lips of a hw mint being, one created 111 the image of G )d, a brother, a titter, and not that they were ihe eenseltss niuinmiry of the baboon." S. UDALL. Oberlin, Sept. 29, 1846. Church Action on the Subject of Slavery. op pressions nnd, side lliey Fhifnds Edit irs : Believing lli at the American churches are the bulwarks of American slavery, mid fiat whatever is done in any part of tho bulwark, i . a mailer of itileii si .0 those who are enmoed for iho overthrow of liie system of human chaltleism, I herewith send you the report of ibe couimitii c, appointed by the church in Oberlin, on tha subject of fcllowa'uipping slaveholders and their abettors. REPORT. with col open have the race (I) "Regarding as wo do not only the abuso of slavcrey, but its essential elements, as uiiectly opposed lo the law of God, and the rights of man, and the buying, selling or holding of slaves, as a sin of the first magni tude, we cannot as a church consent lo per foin any act (such as the giving or receiving le'.tcrs) wliich would imjly christian fellow ship with slaveholders, or with those who lend their influence to sustain slavery."