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Tm. com niuee ors r.nt prepared f
in f.t.f cf wi,hhul ling f' llowship
iroin n rci inurcnep, on rip grnuiiu nt uioir ,
wist.iii.ingrrolfii8tiMl relatione to ImmIim J
that do t.ol bear open and I liibful testimony
ogiinsl slavery the bcnl churches giving at
tite name time every suitable etijince of
their own hostility to slavey."
"3) 'Til'1 committee ar not prepared to
Teprri ngainat extending the or liivry courto
aira of tninisiHri.il fellowship to initiators
wlii- are thnaisolvc nutsp .ken abolitioni a:,
because tin y nre ecclesiastically connected
with hod:es t'nt it not hear 1 pen, mi l (.iih.
ful testimony ua;iil Blurry, or hocnise
tli' -f preach it church. 1 f iho biiiio liar, if
This tli cm. submit rnnn'tenn-ietentiy
hrt done so long (I) .1 jt jt ,, question in dj-
put- i;n r' h.n-t ti, wlvt'ior the nt:ln-
:.. . . 1. ..!..:...,. . . .
11. u .1 - i ii fi , i noi u.e won in-.nn- ni
' 'U " 'ti-ilavery i,,fl ioc.'. and (2) n
ln. is it i d .uMfiil. whet'nr thoieli'i.
hiin iiii'.ii'tf. I t tn .1 r.'iv; one, tlip ii'tll
i.ni'1 ,M.4iuii.j i .. 1.
"Tit.; com. believe that the qm-nirtnlirre.
in involvp.I hre niisclilp.l. and tliPief.ire c.ll
diKiiiim, rathnr than fir prucrtpiivp no-
tir n ; at d Hi .t it wou'd hp too h ;'y t iih-
hold lelhiHHliip in these c.18. s, lor thia is a
tmasiire, which presupposes that the pn'nri-
;, iiivnlv-d are no lopjnr honiit'y disputed.
ard aao tint the eonci-ri.pj nrp duly
fn'iuhloi ed in regard to them."
The above report v asnrted upon. a cih-n
by section, and adopted, will, hut throe di.
tins; vrtes. Of i!i..s di.sontiojr. iwn
ttithdrpiv nt the nevt meetinj of ihp eliuieh.
Whctlicr nr not the present position of thin
rhureh. fr.es it from all p.iMii.ip..linn in ths
ain ofulivrholilinir, i a question on which
there is tlifferenci' of opinion. lint dori it
not yet st.u.d a strong pillar ofth it UuKvark.
in, and behind which slavery "lives nnd
move and has its heiiiij" and without
wl.;e!i it could not survive a single day ?
AVoul.l to h'Nivoii that it did not, that it
wr- ;r;e from ill f. -Iow-hip with the un- t
Irui'ii., wos or iiii,iii?i.
B.itr.'ii t'm i huct ho Riiilfo.fa. which '
continues to L-i e to, nr. l rw, ive ictie.g from
churches which am int on'y in f.il f How- :
ship with, but nude up i-i p-rt of slavehol-
drMi et the church iii Ohcrlin does this!
Can th .t church he mil ta haw xvashpd
us ttxre.a in n n. pen. y, rel five to the siavp,
which exte-ids to? riolu-bnid of fellowship
M t'aosn ministers and ch .relies win ,.p
to the (Im.T.I Vss. m'oly and ail nrom.d its
mm mini- n table with mnn-thicics I Yet
tl." cliurch in 0'iriiii do. B this!
Ilo'T Hira.nri! tl. .1 that c m he thought
"suitable evi ! nr-e of hostility to si ivory,"'
which is consistent w iih f How shipping the
apolo.rist f r Slavery ,i ao it is!
II w 3'nrie tlm disci.ssiin, .ni.l ,h red
irrii oei t, si, )i.!t ,.. th u ... nocess-rv to
S'ti e .he q'les'i in. wlieiher or not, he can be
a clttUti :n, w h 1 without a word of rehuke.
c n see t'10 111 fher rrdlip.l f .he h .hp of her
bosom, w hile notliinof iho kird is neecss
,j .0 ,,uve Miiner, r.o merely I, Kes
tk h,.i.K in,... i', r. .1.1 . .H :.. 1
. "' 1 1 no lb II. i
Thh rnends of t!io slave h id a rioht to ex-p-ct
diJerent thin-ri of the church in Oher
lin. h th on account of its pr.fcisi ns, and
the liiijli and ho y pr-vind, it has actually ta
ken lelative to the reforms in general. With
pain and surprise therefor:", will they see,
that this church (wh ilever it may think if it-sell-)
il. es in reality f .1 in a link in the chain
w hich nnt 0,1'y 'i ,.U down, h it wears deep
jntO Lie heart if the ji.ioj h oid.nlll.
II it ii 11 1 cmv f.r di-n: u.-igenwnt,
t' ot oh eltiio'i ; d -t ile join l-Mtjiie with Ihe
n"ire8-r: for i- i. .,f hoih. he who has
a .id. ij the rpvt .e.l ".- if nt uX't e,
Will snr.y f.c;r z.'.wV will work out
tin ir .lclirer.11.pp. Man will in v .in devise
deuces, an I oj.pos his puny arm to l.
ty Power. Yours for ill- slave.
Mr. and Mrs. Foster a Oberlin.
FntKNDs EoiTnn- :
In giving an a.vount .,f the visit i,f our
friends Mr. an) Mr. F sler M Oh.-rl.u, I
hue no oih: r object in view Hi in t. give a
lew fids t.i the worl I, without which their
hib"'s here, a.ieci sful or iiiis.icpessi'u!, vi ill
n n he unJerst od. ln.i,vn t'nt ihn gret
'0 iss of the pe - pie here, pspeci I'y the W(U.
dents, believe ill I President Mail :n nchieved
a compl, te victory over ih. m. Pci.'ir.ps ihitre
are soiii forly or fifty of liie inh ,hi.,nis who
think the m-ersp. Jut when we t ke an im
jauid surv.y ol a1! tiie eiauaislaices iho
d.j:p-r.a.:i d pieju i ice .th? fi.m .1,1.1 (tn. ...
solve to oppose them, rig
lit or wrong. (I
EP " ITfaier portion ,.t tho peo.
pe.) wp wonder that even so many as do,
...nnui eyu.painize will, these uncotnpro.i.i..
Ung foes in si.
It will he remembered thai Mr. and Mrs.
Foster visited Oherlin last winter, but nn ac-
count of a religious revival being then in pro-
gress, they wno not per.utt'ed to hive a lull
heiring. The Fcniy at Hi .t lime sec:uo l to
have no older feelings towards tin m than
of kindness and love. Doth in public
and in p.ivat" they treated them as warm-
neartcil inend ol the slave, and atucero lov-
era of humanity. They told thm that in
cnnseqiience of the revival, they would pie
fer not to have a discussion at that lime, but
if they would come at any future period they
thei'l-J hava a full bairin. ?d. aad Mra. F.
phi iiemrn in re. ding truae rpporia, 1 will
j not In r rxprrsn nn opinion; hut this much
j il.f ,. t)iry ,m t , ,1(J pujlin
,,, ., (-foii'ian oiijjhl to have t.keii, to ascer
f..r j ia w,rliiir Uipup reports wore fains or true,
i Thus 111 itiera went on f. r a Cow moniht.
A'Vr Mr. mid Mrs. Foster leliirn. d from
n,e K.,.,t aai June, they wmip a letter to this
, ,;,rn rfqu siiun; that they miuhl enine and
- ,avp a hearing, 11s tlip revival was tlm 1 over,
, 1 a mi 1 linu i f tl.c Faculty ii was decided,
! i,i it as uiidciri.ble end 11iM.dvi3.hlo for
' them to cone. When the Pn sideni inform
fpi '..j mfi f ,,j3 ,P,.ision. 1 told him that ns
' ,!-, aH Mr.-. F. were not panicul .r'y under
' ,. dirrrtion and "i.i j nee of the Fi.eu'iy. if
,ey chnje tliev would c-me and spc.k in tile
,,.e, whether they would hear r whether
; tUry would f irhear. To this the President
rpniikfd that if he w. r- m .-spreas his o n
( privaio opinion he should say; have ihem
mm(. nd if ihev did. ho ahnu'l.l msnr. 10
Tuesday cvoning was occupied Ly Mr, &
M.s. Foster. Mr. F. prove I t'. the satisfaction
; ' f H. H "t slaveiy was a sin imp iral.eh d in Un
loose ilr" clalogue human crimes. Mr, y,
showed equally clear th it ihe north were the
mid idem that they I.J ma believe n discus-1
.,', i,p,f, t.. villi the re viva', if it
w r tf Uod i nevertheless, if it I'l ii iIiI .
best nM to h.te a they w. tiM not !
persist, end an tiny Ipft with the rouvirlinn j
that tlie ppople here were honest seekers after
truth. But since thpy left, up to t'icir recent
visit, no atone had hipn left unturned to crip
pip their influence, ami hedge up Ih.ir way.
rot weeks nficr their departure sermons and
lectures wprp interspersed w ith remark de
signed to show that thn Disuninnisls prp
Becking tliP tiiliT overthrow of nil govern
ments, Hint tlio di 8'rnrii.in of nil things go. d
and holy ili.it c 'iiio.nuierism w is ftp foun
dation Htm o i'l nil things vile mid ' irki'i..
Oin cf our ni"t it fl ii-i.ti i m-n, in 11 hit
mon adiiiiipil, 1l1.1t with .Mr. in d Mm. Kau r
Anii-SI .very vf.ia m ly a mendurv i.lj-ct
,.nverl tn dcr hh thev mitflil la-h tliP
! . . .
rhurph. hiial nou.PWiri' holdinsr them lip
. , .,.om. ,,u,i, :v from the a en d dek. otln r
it.' busily ingagod in o.rrulaiinii f.lap and
n'ar.di.r. u report. Wh'thpr tiny hid any
meet them in discussion.
Accordingly, I informed Mr. and Mrs. Fos-
., r how matters stood, and received from them I
i reply, a notice that they would ;.d lr. s Hip
riiiz-ii of Obefiin, commencing the second
Tuesd ,y of Sept.
As soon as it uvg known lint they were to
t'vh this tdace. the tailor's tnnmie was .limiii
unloosed to do in work of mischief.
day passed in which individuals would not
com to mo with fcmgu ige like the lollow ing:
Sir, what in the name of common sense do
yoll ,., ;n t,gp vi!e hypocrites t i
come he-e a t .... 1 do vnn mil know- il..,i
t.icy are devils disguised ! low, degr.ded,
lice.1ti.11s vajab m Is 1 " infi lels of iho
bl ckest dye!" "ihe quint-essence of nil
pvill" .nd then ooe.cluled by say'mj, I
hope and pray that the Lord w ill put it in the
mio.'s cf ids ppuplp n.t to j.i near tln ir meet-in-.'-."
S.il one lady, a lurmlier of lhe
church. ' I will .1 t no unless I nn ilraoopd
there;'" bin s'le did ij Wietii r she was
dragged lliere or not I c nun t tell. The sa ne
woman "iniil(cd to tnose Ktnnliiig neir her,
ai thecloseof theevenina; iiieetinir, ;li,it-Mrs,
F,lStl.r , , oif( , e7Wi
The Sunday previous to their comine;, Pro
fesg'T Finney, when the notices for the ensu.
inj w tek were civen. reqi.esled theTrusicPH,
Faculty, &c, to meet daring the inlorinis-hm
of ihe aerviees, to cnsult ahoni their h .ving
the church in which to It .Id their uneiiiii!
,l l. l".L.tl .
1 lie resui. 01 neir liner . 1 1 ns a--, l!i:i they
should nut tn'.fr the sner. d i;i;ni 1. . H. l'.ie
tho a ternoon services. I cali. d .,u P.oi'ensur
Finney and asked him to jrive nolice of lhe
meetin j. hut he ref.is-d to do so. and remark
ed that ii" President M.hm was giine; 10 dis
cus with the. 11, he miol.i appoint hi ow n
inetin when he returned home, ( s ha was
then gone on a journey K is..) Furthermore
he remarked, that if Pres.dent M ih.m know
1,1111 ii- .111.1 me rest ii ini f I. 'liny Kl.CW
about Mr. nod Mrs Foster. Ne w .11I.I not he
seen 011 Ihe stauil will, it.t . 1 said to hi 1.
that Mr. Mihan .III know, so far .is report
was concerned, Inn I did not t .ink hi, u cred
ulous enough lo he'icvu every repott tint he
heart, especially in the absence of proof. I
asked Pn.ir. Fiiini y if. , they h.., shut ibpin
oat of t ie churi-h, t o y c ii.i, b per nined 10
...u I... n.. l .1... ..... ..r .,. . r, ,.
go in.,, ,!,.. chip.--, ( Id huilJin,, aU.iy
i fvr nn i lines, ,,d i!m like iro-
st .very c .ileuses.
llri S.ld that he iliil nn. tliii,!.- Ii. .. t T :
, , , !
" laiiing tlie.n out.so
1.11 .is ne was conc.irne.l. rua,i ,y ,Hierii..iii .
a racuiiy meeting was hr i.l lo determine ,
wtiel!ier or not ihey should I. ive il,e ch n.el i
. . , ... ' ' '
o r tine uuio.raii.il, in,.y concluded th .1 as
"' wanted to h .ve Mr. & Mrs.
i . .
""t r W to le'. ihem have ;
"n l;'"iS''- i have only made the above '
""" . " w ,ufl "'oll"r listing t.
wards our friends when ihey camt; and iv
j ii iw i
1 leave v"u 10 j'"1!-"' whether such a state of!
l"10' mil"1 wnIJ be very likely tJ nass
iy evening Mr. Fui
ter and Presi.lenl Mahm commenced a .lis.
cussion of the qiies.i in whether tho constiiu-
lion is, jr is not a pro-slavery document.
They closed it on Friday afiemoon, hiving
poUu apoa it for twelv. hour.. T.
cusshm was very Interesting,
r.nd eicry thiog wont on finel,
nil attended, I
finely unit towards
cl.se, hIidii the seeming harmony was to
.1 gn at ifeg.ee destroyed "by too PresiJcnt
c' iniii) tut ; iil "lying tliai he ill. I not br
li, vo tli.it and Mm. F. cr wow im.cro
th.ttlipy worn not Ith.irinj for ilia ovpr
throw of nlHTpry.nr for tlio jr.od of th' I.ivp.
Tbia t niiiiiidy rnmark called fnrih pxpra
nh of a tiinil.if kind from Mr. F"tT.
1'liin PviidiiPl in pithor caxo I condemn
U.ijHntPin.m'y and out of pl.ico. At tli
Plose of Hip d-seusii hi, a reaulution was of-
fcied to this efT et. tl. it Presj , nt 1 .han had
lf tiii' d the Jay. 'J'he b I cr jiiJg.nsni, and .
L'ood si u.ii of Prof. Morgan prevented ii from '
Friday pv. iilng irey commenced a discus-
siun of the church quesiioii, which closed on
.veninir. I was n t altotfether :
pleased witi, tins, trom the lact Ui ,1 the par-
ties indulged too much in personalities, the
climax of which waa President M.han'a
closms; speech, when he gave a description
I w ill L'ivc the suhstinee of it as well as I
can rene inher. and then close f. r fear ycu
will think my cnmmuntc.iii.iii too long.
lie Slid he had watched cine-outeri-m
from its commencement, and had e.refully
Studied the actions and motives of iU lead
era. and he had or me to the conclusion that
thry were aciuited by 110 otlu r motives than
those ol'Arcf and iiijutticc that thpy were
oppo.-ed to eve.y thing that is good ihat he
hid often sought for an object to which he
could compare it; hul bad sought in vain.-
Dut he remembered that years ago during a
severe s ckiiess w hile in a half dreamy site,
imUici-d by having taken 11 large quantity if
o iti mi. an 1 hj. ct ptesented iiself bffire him
which he b. lieved w..s a t al eiso..ific.itiou
of come-ouK rism. ile seemed to be in a
strange place and was conducted by a guide
to "Paradise L ist."
Long, long, he wandered through those
sooly halls, and viewed in wondering gaze
sad figures I raced in fire." But there he
saw iicltiinrr mat would near a
Misguide then Ud him
to aunt .cr place which no words can des
cribe. Whilst he ssood, and wondered, and
gazed, suddenly at his feet a monster bej;an
to riso and expand, umil it had, to use his
own expressive language, increased to the
size of Jnir Luthel busied. On all sides
round hu hideous monster, great claws
sprang up, each armed with hellish diggers,
..ml THKHH. he said, hes.w CJMK-OUT-HUIS.M
the object of which was to tear
down and cue d"W.i and never build up.
As a rej.iuder ti this awful visu n, Mr.
Foster r a I ihe first ( ur ve.a s of Hie Lrh-
leeiiiiicnapieroi iievi-iauon auu i.ien usKeu
the audience 10 lal.e their choice of defini-
lions ol c.-me-i ulerism President M.iliau's
John the iievel itor's.
At toe close ol the meeting
Whig and member of the church. Pilate, nd
Herod often in.ke friends over a common en-
emy.) arose m.d presented a resolution of
this import, that President Mahaii bad in
this discission acied the part of a christian
and a genilmnau, and had certainly g.iued
his casp. The vote was taken and carried
Another vole of like character was tiken up-
nn the constitutional question which was al-
so e.rried. To this sell-landing conduct, Mr.
Foster rem .rked. that he thought , ur Presi- j
.lent iv eded a home vote; and suggested
mat ihe three votes w ith the Preide,,t m
S crelaryV nn,.. s appended. b. puhli-l.nl in
Ihe 0:.erlin Eum-list. The vole was t ken
and lost. When Mr. F. remarked, he thnunht
they weld he asha.uel to luve the world
kn ,w th. ir doings. ,
lliuseniiea liemciinT. 1 have jn,t been
looking over the proot sl.eet of the Evangelist.
and find th t the editor Ins given President '
.l .11 m s positn.ns. pretty much In full.
When you s,e it you can judge for yourselves.
Appended you will see the resolutions
pissvd.it a recent m.eiing ,,f ,,e crej
people expressive of their feelings towards
Mr. hiiiJ .Mrs. r ost.-r.
Tuey were drawn up
by I.i.wirice . Mine r, and by him pre
8 nied to Ihe uieeling.
Toe ireiillem.iulv anil nlili iln .......
,l3s 1C(lllii,ej me to make theVlowin.,
Whereas, we the rotors. I n.i..tA .r m
lift. :irw .Miiil.rl. lio t. ... 1 .. e .
" ' ., , , : V " 01 nu- .
uallv retarded us hv disiruslimr Ihn r.d1i.i I
uallv n-tarded us hy diairiistinir the fidelitv I
,,,v .... H.r-t. .ii iiri-uiM.i , mo w nereis, j
consequence of lhe recent discussion in
1 . "ware in n mere are appro
iteiiSloits 1.1 the minds of nur iViMixtd i.. ...
piace we are aware in .ni.ere. -ire appro-
jr.rd to the .'enoine. Anii-SI averv ,.h,.,, r
o i . i i, ,,,
the parlies who c.n lucied that dts.-usston, ,
" "' 00 "rel -re,
fieo'ied, Th it wn consider Ihe Rev. Asa
"" ""cero Inend ol the
nit c i
1 llat Wl 'lf concur in the
opinion expressed by Presid. nt Mahan. that
.nr. ano rs. roster are not sincere and safe
advocates of eqaal rights; hut nn the other
band we reg.rd ami esleum then, as the Irtie
and honest Iriends of the oppressed, and by
lhe numerous sacrifices which ihey h ive ma.lo
in behalf of the lime millions ol enslaved -
ineri. aiis. ihey hivo shown to the world that
ZSlTi,'",r.n'',in8 U ,Plil"'d l- .
r l,' n'r "J1" "ni1 "''ntocrats
Ainerie'n. slavery, nnd' tha't furlhe'i "prseve
anee in their niiirderous career cannot fail to
llolJ ,ne"' . '" -p"'titon, and lender them
n7,cTe to'Td '' f libw I
Puolui. Thst Wm. T.lnr.l n
"e of'"'0" of thin meeting, tor the bold a id
lntrp,M ainr.d ho l.a uki'l. in h. h .If of iho
Aiiirriran bondman, h-ia r tlipd tor hinnplf
h crown if iinl'iidinir liiiirplo, - nd nviy justly
. '8 L,"J""Ja r H' AnU-'Sl .very
' iiip nnui ui.n
B U Cf L K.
- "TT - ,;,, -
."--?IE". 13 ,6
1 love apluitlon when there la enune. for it
-the alarm bell which atirtl.,8 tl.p Int.
tat.tsof a city, aaves them from being burn-
i" llir cd."Jmuiid Vurkt.
CO"Pcraons having business connected
wl1" "IB PaP w"' P'Bae on JamPi
Uarnaby, cornrr of Main anJ Chesnut sts.
We hardly know how much or how little
to ,,y al)nu, lhe mft,n w.,,ich Jo
lllan Blaachard held in this place. The
Methodist Meetinir house was opened to him.
and this fact probably called out many w hose
faces are et against all moral truths which
do not mo through the pulpit, or through
aome oilier part of the church machinery. Ile
was of course cordial y received by ihe cler
jry of the town, one of whom even went so
far as publicly to declare in Olanchard's se
cond meeting, that he luitk siamc unto hiime'f
fur his rrmtxtncM in cu t Inward lhe slave.
We have long been telling the clergy ihat
they tnikt to he ashamed of themselves for
their lukewarmness and indifference in this
holy cause, mid the fiev. Jacob Coon now
publicly declares in effeet.ihat we we.e rigM
in tliis. and that he it ashamed of himself for
his remissness. Lest this remark should lead
some to expect that he will now he more zeal
ous and faithful, we w ill siate that the senti
ment was merely uttered in prayer, and every
one knows or should know that at such
times admissions are made which mean noth
ing, and assertions which are designed to
have no weight.
lu Ihe first meeting which Blanchard held.
1.- Awet 1100n flln.a,n..ltai nriin1i.
...... .od r1ain ,., . .,....
dress or sermon, rather was given on Sun
day evening, and in it he confined himself
mainly to slavery considered as a Bible ques
tion. Of these meetings we have but little
to say, hut design to offer some comments
upon the highly objectionable course pursued
on ihe last evening. He uttered a treat trnih
in the commencement of hU di-cnurse
which he had announced would he 011 the du
ty of christian citizens in rel.. lion to govern
ment ..r he said be ex, ecled to mUe buna
ling work of it, and hp did, fi r a weaker ar
gument in fivor of the (hmstiiinion we ncv. r
:,J , r...,., ...1 . ,.
1 stenea to irom one who was anyihimr of a
....kii- n..nl..r ti,. ... . 1.. . .- 1
I - - -- . . HU MIHAIir?, Ill IIIHUrHU-
mei.t, did not however, prevent him denounc
ing UiMi.it. n as a Uumbui:, or declaring that
tr)(,Se of its advocates U'lin sVUliil tlmir i .ill ..v
to the government as Ih.y would yield ih.'ir
property to a highwayman, did n..l Ihemselves
f,.el it , be so. The audience probably did
not know what ho and we were perfectly
aware of; that we had talk.,1 with hi. 11 upon
this point a day or two before, and had assur-
ed him that we so regarded the pavment of
taxes, and to he thus accused of call ii lyinr
or what you ch aose was not what we look"
ed for from ihat quarter,
In the commencement of his lecture he
made professions of great liberality, said he
j.oed men hy their a lions and not'by their
belief, and soon alter in his comment upon
the f.thers of '70, denounced those who de-
dared they were hypocrites, and referred to
the seiiiinients of George Wa-bin-ton, Pa-
,rick Pnrj.f r,r,1).,8 J,.,'r,.rs, n, &c m show
lo.w exceedingly anli-slav, rv thev w. re
Apply Jon . than Ukiuohanl rule of jut).'- '
n.ent, and what was
1I11 ir character! Wash-
inglon held onto his slaves as lon.r as he
culd hold on lo anything; he sent an mreut 1
to New Hampshire to recaptn.e one of his I
fus,ilive bondwomen; and when Edward '
Price, a mild -ml Lrenilomanlv OnoL,., .00,.
chant of Liverpool, w nun him a letter s .on '
after the close of the revolujionaiy war, lell-
him that now having gained his own fiee-
111, it would well bepoine him m give liberty
to his slaves, he insultingly euclesnl Hip l. i-
ter in a blank enveloi e and r. turned it lo its
author. Patrick Henry lived nnd died a slave.
uoiuer, ns uiu also j, tler-.m, w ho, it is said.
noiuer, ns dnl also Ji Ih r-on, w ho, it is said
Carrol, of Carrollon, was the possessor of
Carrol, of Carrollon, w as the possessor of
,,nl iiuusauu si.i.es h nen nis nie passed Ir. lii
him, and his death brought no jubilee lo anv
,,, vv ' .. . '
w. .... .... a. c uuyiM cituin-rTiie oinnr ul
H'8 slaveholding faihers were il i.eees.arc.
but we have named enough to show that the
acts of some of those who boasted so loudlv
acts of some of those who hoisted so loudly
of their love ofliberly, were those of the ty.
rant and ensl .ver. I.l the contemplation of
these illustrious men, the speaker forgot his
rule of jinlgmenl. his reverence became ex-
cited, and he exclaimed. ' I would rather take
my chance w iih Washington, in ihi. world
and in the world to c .me, than w ill, those
who call him a hypocrite. " This is a queer
w ly of judging men by their actions. A sin-
cew, honest aholiiionist, whose daily Ijie is
tes.imony against slavery, believes Wash.
ington wis a hypocrite, and Jonathan fll.n.
,..,ard would rather lake his chance at the
ju,l8" - e"1 seBl of God ' M slaveholder.
'ban with I Ait abolitionist. It seems then
there is a sin, even greater than that uf slave-
boldin' tbal felog Watliington
a bvpcxl.t. I
,0 " ""' '"", t'ould under the cit
ing oiimslanors, and they co spnted lo have it til
d ''"'"Iih thy did not w;;nt it.
"'" r''''' ''' secession from Hie
g"Vcrnment and Slid il Was impossible; ih .l
8 nruiwas hern into the gov. rnmei.t ami could
The first ground ho took apttnst Diiunloti
l'M""'n ,n ,uPI,0rl "r Il,,mf,n orr'n'
m,'n,, M question rnlin ly appnratp f.om tli.it
'" l-irry, and whirh thp UisunimiiKts ImTa
linifonnly refuted In di-Piii. upon the aiili-
ihtvpm iiluil'... ulil,,...i. T .
. j I miii, niiMi..Kii 4'U y ''HJf IS
continually lujging in that extr,. neons topii!.
'' 'Ip PPond CimsiHled in r.iin a false ii,up,
He laid down thin pmtiiion iliat it in not
Wr"r'Z bad men to do a ,,oJ
' I"04 ''1'''1 vo" du "", count., na-a
-" in their evil wiy
I iiere is not a Ui
unionist in the land but will nsg.nt to this,
Bi,d yet tho speaker talked 11 ilmugli he ..
lieved, and wished the audience to believe,
that the d mial jf thi, was a prominent article
of faith in the Ui-union creed. As f. r our-
selves, we recently wrote a lo.igeditori.il to
piov this very position, and yet probably
many were there of those who do not like to
be bothered by exi mining both sides of the
question, that really believe D.stiuiouisls op
pose tiiO doctrine. Waen he c.inio 10 the
Constitution , ad .in tod that it was pro-
slavery, admitted that b r laeiity Years it al
lowed the importation of si ,ves; ihat 11 gave
authority to the master Intake h .ck Ins fugitive
aiave wherever he iniifht tin I hi n 5 and that it
g;ve to the slaveholders a alavo representi
lion; the clause about domestic violence he
very w iely refrained from alluding to. When
he spoke of the duty of officers and i-iiiscns
to support its slaveholding clauses, ho ilia
posed of 11 very suin.mrily by saying, that
these clauses were 110 moro a part of the Con
stituiion, that a wart an a man's t ico is a part
of the man, and thai 111 sweating to support
tho man, you do not swear to support the
wart. GoLVSBNiua Mounts, ol Pa., one i f
the fraiu.rs of lhe C .usmuii in, s.i l in ihe
Convention which framed I', t.iat "SI, Very
is the iwl prominent fcMuie in the ariet. crit
ic countenance ol' lhe proposed (.'oiis iiuiioo.
Ho would sooner sub. nit
himself to a lax for paying for all the ni gnu.
in Ihe United Stiles, ih in saddle posterity
w ill. such a Constitution. "' So far as we cm
learn, lliere was not a single member either
from the North or South but full that the sen
timent was true, that slavery was the most
prominent feature of lhe Constitution, In re
gard to the clause 8 tnciioning lhe foreign
slave-trade, tho speaker 6,. id Ihat as that trade
had expired hy its own limitation, he Uis
unionists need have no controversy about that.
A great mistake ! If therde Ins expired
hy its own limitation, the clause has not, it is
yet in existenep, and under it Congress, at
its next session may Cons.iiulionally resus
citate the trade. It does not declare that Con
gress W abolish Ihe foreign slave-trade in
1S08. but at that time simply give it juris
diction over the si ive-lrade ; and our aboli
tinnism leads us to oppose a Constitution
which confers upon Congress the right to im
port slaves from Africa whenever it sees fit
to do so; and if there were no other ohj 'C
tionable f. aiure in ihp document, this sh .uld
be sufficient of itself to condemn it in the s
timation of every intelligent abolitionist.
Concerning Hie fugitive clause ho remarked,
ihat it only required ihat we sh uld 1101 inter
fere to pnvent ihe sl.iveholdi r taking back
bis escaping slave; and said it as though he
thought tu .t was a liifiicg conipromi ,e. It
tiniy required that lhe Pople of the North
should gin up iheir soil as burning ground
for the South, that thry should only st mil hy
and see the man-robber Seize his prey, that
they should 01,'y tolerate slave-c.itching in
the ir midst, that they should only suhj ctllu ir
hoi se to invasion and themselves lo ii.su t
from the southern m.ur.udor! The latter p rt
of the clause which declares "he shall be de
livered up," was kept entirely nut of sight;
h d it net been, perchance some f bis audi
tors would have suppos. d that tin y, as sup.
" T,P' of tho Constitution, wore obliged to
hobl the.nselves in readiness to ael u the
I"'5-"1 of the IT. S. Mirslnll, when he conns
"fer tbe fugitive, and to aid in crushing all
"PPOsiiion that declares hv its actio,, "he
",r,n leliver.-d no."'" As to the three
fil"h clause, he w isln d it was not in lhe Con.
"''""i"". but Hie trainers of that document
11 s' 1 01 " his d etrins we suppose
'"!.' lie y are not .,,, , hers of ihe goveroinc.
M-'iee nm n "my , am nori. a r'g i t ,
citizenship. It strikes us as rather an origj.
.d.., ,., i e
n- ir,., tni uirii u
government and cm t got oul of il, w hile
a iiorn meii.iii-rs can I get
"" ir ' "'ll'rH' i ceording to English
t"iag'', were bom eubjecl-mcmb. rs of Ihe go.
v"'micitt of Gre.l Uritain, hut they mini ged
,0 ' Hl"' Ullll8s the American go-
v'''"l"cr', l"0''' lyrannieal than ill ,t of
England, and the men of 'iG f.r more degen-
era, l,l!,n ''",se "'' '" e are conlident that
,0l"e."1' 'Imse yet in, will get out of il ; and
"r ;l'it' Be-I,r'il 'tfe, liberty and the
P,lrs,"ll,f happiness lo themselves and olhers.
C3sl "ilur ualru r 0hl Am. ri-
In his eflforis at riditvile, the speaker evi.
d,'"tly c",,''"""''i'- '' i'l of -..cession from
",B (,"-v''r"''' with that f emigration from
le teriiiory two things having no necessary
eonneciion. "I am going to secede," said
be' ",nd rn ",rn m? back on ,hB g"vemine..t
and as w i . Jjob UcitoD'a. Slwlll bo
out of the United States V Certainly nrA
But he Would l out of the government even
there, if he was a consistent abolitionist. In 111
illustration of the vessel at Ses.the same eon
fusion of ideas was perceptible. He dhln't
like some of tho regulations of tho captiln
and other officers they wer pirates perh.ipa
must he therefore jump oveiboard tind'envo
the vess. I ! D.sunion does not ask this, hut
req nres of him that he refu-e to countenance
the pint:c I laws hy which tho crew is go
Wo should hive been glad to say In th
meeting all, and morn than we h ive sal I here,
to show that Disunion is not a Humbug, tint
secession is not Impracticable, and th it hi
constitutional argument was unsound ami
weak, but no opportunity was offered, no I.e.
vitation given. We were in hopes that nft r
attacking the Disuoionists. fie lecturer would
h iv.. been just enough lo permit a reply, tri
this however we wete dis lppoime I ; he did
not mako so much as the pause of a period
between his addr-a and prayer, nor ac,.rely
a semicolon's intermission betwppn bis prayer-ami
en-diction. For one whn prnfes,e
to be a lover of free discussion, we think
such a course w -s eoniompt'hle.aitd is anoth
er evider.ee of the unwillingness of Liberty
p irty to bring its deeds and sontimonts lo the
light. As soon a the hi-ue.lictio.i was con
cluded, the audience w-er.i of course in a state
of confusion, Ihey beingnlrea lyontheirf .pt,
Benj. S. Jones arrestel tli dr attention for a
moment, by aayiog that In was sorry th it no
opportunity h id boen aff .rdod for a reply,
that he regretted exceedingly th it the a imn
audience thai had hear I Ihe chnrges which
the speaker had brought against Distniionist J,
should not b ' permitted to heir their defense.
and that he thought it a strange pr o -edura
for a man who professed to be a abolitionist,
to take up and diseuss in a public meeiiu-r a
mooted point of the anti-slavery question and
n t permit n rnp'y. J,.n ith in Bl iiich .r I saw
(Yit tlin nimninijia ...1......I ... 1 J -
- o,... , nnnni ,.t ll'l.y, ai.il
singl- word from his lips would hive ei n
mai ded the attention of the audience, and se.
cured for the def-nse a respectful hearing.
That wnrd Wis not sicken, f.r he vr.ti oppo
sed to discussion. Tan people might h ive re-m-iined
as it wa. but ns soon as B. S. J.
cninmenced his remirk. we saw Coon, Am
hlcr. nnd Kirk, and some other of the leaders
making their exit from thn h-in, and the
people soon followed their pX iinple.
The next day it w is said "Thr. Disunion
ists had been completely used up." Ws ad.
mil it. The slave is "e imnletdy used up"
when his hound an.l bleeding f.r.n has been
miigled by tlm lash of the driver, an I the
Disnnionists arn ceriairily "used up" whnrt
att eked and misrepresented, anl not permit
ted to show why sentence of repndi nion an.l
oblivion .h"iil. not hs pissed upon ihoir. '
It tikes but Utile prowe-M and hut little argu
mei.l In "use up" after neb. a fashin..
Oir apology f.r the Im.gih of this article
must h- found in the demi n t$-iim and mm
'lament of the meetmgs referred to.
W' give Hps wpp'j s..e!i rep-irt of i!,- prs.
eeeilings of lhe AHiii.cn, togahnr w-ilh t'l.t
coinn.enis of lhe L bar. tor upon then,, as will
endile nur readers t firm a f.ir estim tn of
its ami si very char. cier. We are not aware
that much was expected from il.fora conven
tion which measures the cliiun ofapplioinu
for mH.nhsrship hy its n it:on of HvoloTy,
and without refi rcnee lo I'icir living belief as
ii iiil'cste.l by tli 'ir worln. e,i.)ii u p.,.
ho an effi -ieut I ,h irer in a righteo is c.vni'.-.
I)r. Kinyih, of Clnrlesion, a Klavplmldor in
priuei.ile if not in fact, and w ho h id cir.-ula-led
truss sl. n h-rs against Frederick Doug.
!ass v hieh he w .s afterwards com pelled
publicly lo retract, was on of the links
in tbe Kv.ngclicil Alimce; while a dis-tingui-hed
leader in the Renmn H-formi-Hon.
a companion and co-laborer with Ringe,
was excluded rrom all participation in its af
fairs, refused admittance to the hill in which
its members convened, and left 1 1 wander the
sirceis of London, a stranger in a strange
land. Why this drll'ercncel The fomier
was orthodox; and iSVt-A tynnt in prin.
eiple, and a deiectrvl I? iv.deter in fict, these
things did not invalid it hi el .inn lo ortho
doxy ; the (alter was a reformer who placed
Love above Dogmas, and Piaclical rig!ieous.
nesS above Cr. eds.and ofcourse was too bet.
erod .x fur the f dlowshipof evangelical chris
tians. Toe hlu -eyed Oer.nin has douhtlosa
iuii i re tms, mat it wn an honor to ba deni
e.l a membership jn such a body.
WliiI we believe the Evagelicil Alliance
can, from the very principles or its org nizi..
lion, do hut little if any good, it will doubt.,
less acoonipli.il much evil, unless its ch inci
ter be clearly uiider-tood, and its midiim
tions overthrown by fair and in infill effirt.
It appears to us as but another a o'nireh edi
tion of lhe Holy All in nee," instituted for
the purpose nf securing iho ecclesiastical
"powers that he" in poVSe,sion o! their au.
thority over the bodies and souls of mm; a
binding logihr ul conservalivea, who, for
the a.ke of a U n'mt between ihe orthodox of
all st.ies and conditions, from tho rum-seller
and the slave-seller up lo the purest speci
mens of evangelized humanity, were willing
lo pass by M ini Itf irm on the other side.
'lain year 1810 witnessed the birth upon
Foolish soil of two couflictinr associations.
One, the AuiiSlavory League, whose plat-
term Is world-wide, and who cordially In
vtitja ell true oppownirof Savory iff itarhi