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COMMUNICATIONS.
Agency.
Worcester, Mass., Nov., 1, 1846.
Dear Friends :
In a lato numbrr of the Bugle, I saw a no
tice that an appointment had been made for
me and some others to become lecturers fur
an Association for Free MTiinl Inquiry, kc,
located in Ohio. The notice in the Bugle
teas copied from another paper, the organ
probably of that Association.
I am ao uu fortunate as not to know any of
the officers or members of this Association, or
the Individuals ai pointed v ith mo as lectu
rers, nor have 1 seen any thing by which I could
fully detcimine the character or objects of
the Society. And it seems to me those from
whom my appointiner.t came must have been
no less ignorant of me. I honor them that
they can have faith in a man "whom lliey
have not seon," and wish to thank them for
this mark of their confidence and respect to
wards me. My great distance from their
ieat of operations, and constant occupancy
with the pressing duties of my mission in
behalf of the slave, would be a sufficient
reason for declining this appointment, wire I
ever so well infunned as to its objects, ever
ao deeply impressed w ith its importance, and
had I been directly informed (3 I have not)
by any officer or member of the association,
of my appointment.
Of the importance of mental inquiry, of (he
most untrammelled freedom of thought and
speech, of the most extended discussion of
all questions where the happiness and dignity
of man are concerned, none are more fully
convinced than myself. Nor shall my coun
tenance and co-operaion in any honest move
ments to secure these objects, ever be want
ing. For me, the term Infidel, has no ter
ror. Long ago, I elevated my own standard,
and bade the world defiance.
But I cannot say it is alike indill'erent to
me, with whom my efforts are united. We
liavo haters of the church and the priesthood,
who yet are no lovers of humanity. In their
opposition to the religious superstitions of the
age, most heariily would I unite, if it arose j
from unbending love of man, and of truth and '
humanity.
I am ashamed of no person, oi society, for
any extravagance of doctrine either may
hold, provided there is evidence of an honest,
human heart within. The extravagancies of
Reform liave not begun yet to he developed.
The church and priesthood will ere long em
brace til the doctrines yet advanced by Gar
rison, Emerson, &, Theodore Parker. But be.
fore that time comes, the pioneers will have
made more startling advances than any that
have yet been conceived. What are the
"robes of righteousness" of the church, but
the cast off garments of those who are lead
ing her onward and upward to eminences be
yond her sight? We told her slavery was
an evil. She denied it point blank. Her
champion, Prof. Stuart, the Goliuh of the
host, wrote a learned book, entitled "Slavery
not a malum se" (an evil in itself). Then we
advanced a step and said slavery is a sin.
The church denied as usual, but clothed her
self in our last year's opinion, that it was an
tvil, and carried no more of Prof. Stuart's
books to market. Then we said, a slavehol
der can't be a christian. The church storm
ed away again, but arrayed herself in our cast
off robes of last year, and called slavnry a sen,
but sought to justify somehow, the sinner.
Thus onward and upward are we leading
the church, and her groping, bat-blind priest
hood. As she has espoused so many of our
entiments, so she will yet, in spite of herself,
espouse them all, and many more to be yet
advanced.
I honor then the unfettered soul that in
scribes Excelsior on his banner. If honest
and pure, and baptized into the spirit of good
will to all men, no matter what it costs, I go
with him, and for him.
I have no reason to doubt the intentions of
the Association who have honored me, un
known as I am, with this confidence. It is
better, however, so various are men, to be
somewhat acquainted with their objects,before
wo identify ourselves too intimately with
their designs.
Your's Truly,
PARKER PILLSBURY,
Anti-Slavery Religion.
To Benjamin S. Si J. Elizabeth Jones i
It may be laid down as a general fact, that '
the enemies of truth and righteousness when- ,
ever closely pursued, perhaps from an in- j
ward conviction of truth, or the untenabilily j
their position, endeavor to change ground
their opponents. They begin with .
making falsehood appear like truth, and end ;
making truth itself appear like false-!
hood. When truHi and moral courage drive !
unrighteous oppressor to the extreme
edge of the fiald, and push him to the last
stona of the precipice, we then hear the cry,
Infidel I I
I design these remarks to apply to tho cry
of terror and alarm which pro-slavery minis- ,
ten and churches aro raising against those :
laborers in the abolition field, whose instru- I
mentalities are exclusively moral and relig
ious. A number of the largest denominations
of professing religionists in our land, have
given sanctuary to the vilest monster that
vr the Jight behelJ, or in the language of
wllicll ,he aw, ,y lhe hnd make pronertv.
anti.8lavery religion makes nothing property,
but wmit tie ,m., nj Gud make property
-flie former will do nothing but what is ex
of peinent; tl.o latter nothing but what is ;ior
with ay va. The slaveholder, far behind the
ti nes, borrows his religion from Palriarch
with ai ag0Si al)j je jsh U3ages. Anti-slavery
rejgjon j founded on the precepts and exam
the ,,e of Jesugi rll8 former will la8t umil
jjuavf. eclos wjtl, ,,e l0UJ cry, Babylon is
yuef anj ,t wiu Jia away with the last
a founder of one of these denominations, "the
sum of all villanies." A little band of faith
ful, outspoken, uncompromising abolitionists
have pursued this monster to his refuge.
They only ask those churches and ministers
to be true ard faithful to their own profes
sions of Christianity to give up the robber,
and restore that which was stolen. They
only ask them to inscribe on their temples
and their pulpits, "no fellowship with slave
holders and their abettors." They only ask
them to writo upon their bearih-stones, and
their family altars, "We will not give our
daughters to their sons, nor take their daugh
ters to our sons who trample under foot the
marriage covenant," and lo the answer re
ceived is, Infidel ! Infidel ! Again, they arc
asked to exclude from theircommunion table,
men w ho do that in Maryland, which if done
on the coast of Africa, would mark them as
pirates, and condemn them, by the laws of
their country, to be hung as dogs, and they
answer, you ure breaking down our church
es. They aro requested to cease recognising
as a good, christian brother, the man who, in
the person of the bondman, violates the tem
ple of the Huly Ghost, and tramples with the
iron-hoof of slavery, the image of his maker;
and they cite to you the horrors of the French
revolution.
Circumstances develops character. This
has been peculiarly the case in the abolition
cntcr ri?e. The character of men whoso hu
manity and sympathy for the oppressed and
robbed slave was not suspected, has had a
complete developement, and that under mo
tives of greater or less pressure. '
That clergymen and leading members of
churches should be so far conirolled by sec
tarianism, as to throw their influence against
the oppiessed slave, seems incredible. In
deed, they appear themselves unconscious of
this fact, for they almost always preface
their apologies for slaveliolding with "I am
as much opposed to slavery as any body."
I would not be guilty of slandering any one,
nor hold my speech when the friends of
down-trodden humanity are slandered. Let
us come to the trial. Who are the Infidels ?
To the law and the testimony. "By their
fruits (not their profession) yo shall know
them." "The fool (i. e. Infidel) hath said in
his hdart there is no God." For develope
ment of character see the context, "who eat
up my people as they eat bread," and "they
shamed the council of the poor." "When
the Lord bringeth back the captivity of his
people, Jacob shall rejoice." Again, "I was
an hungered and ye gave me no meat; I was
thirsty and ye gave me no drink; I was a
stranger, and ye took me not in ; naked, and
ye clothed me not; sick, and in ptison, and
y vieiiod me not. ' "And this command
ment have we from him, that he who loveth
God loveth his brother alfo." Do not these
Bible illustrations plainly prove the infidel
character of pro-slavery?
The infidelity of the pro-slavery priests
and churches is manifestly developed in their
want of confidence in God ; and in the power
of truth. They are filled with fear. "The
church will be pulled in pieces'. We shall
have the scenes of the French revolution act
ed over ; and the Methodist church will be
destroyed just as the infidel jacobins destroy
ed the mother Catholic church ! Oh, dear !
this Foster, I wish he were dragged through
the streets, and mud !" They say he is an
infidel. Why are the doors of the churches
and school-houses clcscd ? . Why are the
minds of the people abused 1 Why aro pro
slavery priests afiaid ot free discussion, if
they are honest and do not fear the right?
Will not truth stand on its own basis ?
Cannot an enlightened public be trusted to
form its own opinions and fulfill its own res
ponsibilities? If not, where aro our boasted
liberties ? If we cannot meet and withstand
the sophism of infidelity, where is our en
lightened Christianity? Let us then go back
to Popery (if wo aro not already back of
back) and submit to auricular confessions,
for if the priests keep our consciences, they
ought also to have our thoughts.
Slaveliolding religion is quite a different
article from anti-slavery religion. Man in
the former was made for roligion; and in the
latter religion was made for man. Slaveliol
ding religion is a system of fear and force.
Anti-slavery religion is a system of love and
choice. The former is a religion of sect and
caste, the latter recognizes the universal
brotherhood of man. The former has respect
to tho man in gold ringj, and co'.iy apparel;
the latter is no respecter of persons. The
slave-holding religion makes that property,
gurgling of the vasty deep as it settles over
the millstone, cast by the Angel of God into
the troubled sea. e demand tho abolition
of slavery only on religious principles on
the eternal rights of God for the rights of
man are the rights of God God guaranteed.
Deny our relation and obligation to our fel
low men, and you deny Godyou have im
bibed infiJclily !
JOHN SMITH.
Friends Editors:
1 feel called upon In notice briefly friend
Crce'sanalysis of a certificate of mine, which
appeared in the Bugle of August 11th, in re
ference to certain facts published by N. Sel
by in your paper of May 15th. And first.
Mr. Cree seems to be aware of the fact, that
he was mistaken in charging N. Sulby with
causing to be published certain items which
failed to be facts, wiihnut authority, (accord
ing to Cree's showinjr,) C. " interring he
had none to give." Hear Mr. Cree speak
for himself; " We see paraded as authority,
no less a personage than P. Smith," &c.
confess I am like Zacheriah, small of stature ;
and as to my influence, it may not all be made
known by Mr. Cree's weak eulogy. But be
that as it may, whatever influence my exalt
ed character or personage may give me, it
shall be given to break the yoke of the o:
pressed. Anil will H. C. permit me here to
say, that I never will give my influence to
any organization that "trades in slaves, and
souls of men," as does the M. E. Church.
Sd. Mr. Cree commends my expressed do
sire, "at all times to stand for truth and jus.
lice." but alas! alas! though I intended to be
honest, 1 have been imposed upon by " the
hand of Joab," (X. S.,) for, according to
Cree's showing, he has been with mo in the
whole matter : yea, worse than a Juab, a ty
rant, that ho made me certify as I did. O,
yes, he imposed on the understanding of me,
his weak brother, and in so doing, acted "ri
diculously absurd, and grossly immoral."
Now friend Cree, hear me speak a little, if
you please. I will again parade myself as
authority, and will speak on the points at is
sue. Sir, notwithstanding my weakness of
understanding, and my subordination to N.
Selby, I can declare that w hich I have seen,
and testify to that which I know. Hear my
testimony. The M. E. Church was made out
by the speakers (friends Foster,) to be guilty
of man-stealing, of robbing, of lying, of li
centiousness and murder. Is not this being
diabolical in the superlative degree ? say
friend Cree. But sir, as to the "priesthood
being most wise in wickedness," I do not
mean that they are all wise, or all wicked,
for as to the former, 1 have had a striking
proof to the contrary, and as to tho latter,
thero are noble exceptions. Nevertheless, col
lect Catholic and Protestant priests together,
and you will see that they are most wise in
wicked ness.
But further, with regard to Cree's declara
tions, as set forth in my former certificate, I
would say, (for the information of all,) they
are strictly true ; he (II. Cree) did contend
for all that I charged upon him ; all of which
he has very nearly acknowledged in his last
published article. And 1 would further saV,
that I met Cree, face to face, talked the mat
ter over, maintaining the truthfulness of my
ccrtificite; and furthermore, I gave him to
understand that the controversy was between
him and me, and not between him and Mr.
Selby.
And now I will say, once for all, if Mr.
Cree is not satisfied with my public certifi
cate, my niaintainance of that certificate in
his presence and in the presence of a number
of others, he can proceed to bring the matter
to a legal issue, and I will make good all 1
have certified to. What say you, friend
Cree ?
P. SMITH.
West Middletown, Pa.
Letter from Indiana.
Friends Editors:
Perhaps it will not be amiss to let tho
readers of the Bugle know how our causo is
prospering in Jay co. Ia., at which place wo
had a convention and fair on the 31st of last
and the 1st day of this month, which consid
ering all of the inauspicious circumstances
which attended it, came off well. Some of
the unfavorable circumstances were as fol
lows : Jay is a new county, but a few years
ago its inhabitants felled the first trees, and
erected the first houso, in the region where a
few days ago we had so interesting a meet
ing. It is a fact known to all who have ever
examined the matters, that in new countries
money is almost out of the question, from
the fact that what money they can get goes
to the older states to purchase the necessa
ries of life, until they can produce them
themselves. This is the great obstacle to
getting up fairs in Indiana. Sickness, and
rainy weather, also, operated much against
us at Jay.
But thero is one thing certain, that if all
of the enumerated difficulties did retard our
progress there, we lacked not the one thing
needful in all good works that is, whole
souled philanthropy. It would not, perhaps,
be saying too much to assert that the friends
in Jay did all they could do on that occasion.
Indeed, they went far beyond the most san
guine expectations. The avails of the fair
amounted to 05,73. Philanthropy being
equal, I would as soon undertake to raise
8000 in Ohio,as twenty-five in Indiana. Al
most all of the abolitionists in Jay, have adop
ted the motto, 'No union with Slaveholders.
The great change produced in the public sen
timent here, has been brought about in a great
measure by the operations of Enos Lewis
not that he is any more philanthropic than
the rest, but he has more of the "gift of the
gab" than thry.
Wa have had several meetings in Ran
dolph, Wayne and Grant counties, but it be
ing mostly new ground, they were generally
small. We now lime appointments ahead of
us for about GO meetings, among which we
are to have two fairs. We will give a brief
report of our progress, when we send you
names of subscribers, if you think it best to
do so.
Ono word in regard to the extract from my
letter to V. N. which was published in the
Bugle. Although there was nothing said
there hut what was tiue, I should, had I writ
ten it for publication, have couched it in
somewhat different language. In iis'iiit the
term Liberty party, 1 did not intend it to Bp
ply to the party in general. It whs only in
tended to apply to the Liberty party in Jay
co., and a few other places not necessary to
mention now. None but the one to whom I
addressed the letter could fairly appreciate
it. And although I had up to the time of
writing the letter, received more opposition
from members of the above named party,
whenever 1 had come in contact with them,
(with a few exceptions,) I should not consi
der them as representatives of that pirty gen
erally, in other places. Inasmuch as the let
ter was published, I thought best to throw
out a word of explanation. It yet remains
to be ascertained whether those who have at
tempted so unjustly to cripple my influence,
are representatives of the Liberty party. I
think they are not. In Grant co. and several
oilier places, the Liberty party and we are
on the most friendly terms.
J. P. DAVIS.
Camden, Jay co., Ia. )
Nov. 7th, 1816. J
Brief reports from friend Davis will be
very acceptable. In regard to the Fair, we
think Jay co. did well. Honor to those who
despise not the day of small things. Edhs.
iln " -i " . -....f an.inira
ANTI-SLAVERY BUGLE.
SALEM, NOVEMBER 13, 1846.
"I love agitation when there is cause for it
the alarm bell which startles the inhabi
tants of a city, saves them from being burn
ed in their beds." Edmund Iiurke.
07Persons having business connected
with the paper, will please call oh James
Barnaby, corner of Main and Chesnut sts.
Anti-Slavery Meetings.
B. S and J. Elizabeth Jones will hold
Anti-Slavery meetings at
Ediuburg, Portage Co., Wednesday and
Thursday, Nov. 18th and 19lh.
Ravenna, Portage Co., Friday and Satur
day tho 20th and 21st.
Freedom, Portage Co., Sunday and Mon-dftyi-tfcs
33nd and 23rd.
Garrellsville, Portage Co., Tuesday, the
2 lib.
Southington, Trumbull Co., Thursday and
Friday, the 26th and 27th.
Mecca, Trumbull Co., Saturday and Sun
day, the 28th and 29th.
Greene, Trumbull Co., Tuesday, Decem
ber 1st.
Andover, Ashtabula Co., Thursday and
Friday, the 3rd and 4th.
New Lyme, Ashtabula Co., Saturday, the
5th
Austinburg, Ashtabula Co., Sunday, the
Cth
Unionville, Lake County, Tuesday, the
8lh.
Montville, Geauga Co., Thursday and Fri
day, the 10th and 11th.
Chardon, Geauga Co., Saturday and Sun
day, the 12th and 13th.
Munson, Geauga Co., Tuesday and Wed
nesday, the 15th and 16th. '
Klrtland, Lake Co., on Thursday and Fri
day the 17th and 18th.
Painesville, Lake Co., Saturday and Sun
day, the 19th and 20th.
All of the above meetings will be held in
tho afternoons and evenings of the days men
tioned commencing at 1 o'clock, except those
at Edinburg, Ravenna, and Mecca, which will
commence in the evening, and continue thro'
the following afternoon and evening, and if
the mends at Mecca desire it, a meeting will
ulso be held there on Sunday forenoon.
Will the friends of the cause please make
all necessary arrangements for the above
appointments; and as the speakers have no
mode cf conveyance of their own, they will
be obliged to depend on the kindness of the
friends of the cause to carry them to the pla
ces oi ineir appointment.
SAML. BROOKE,
General Agent.
Action of Indiana A. S. Society.
It has ever been the policy as well as the
principle of the American A. S. Society, to
confine itself to the one great idea which it
has embodied in its constitution opposition
to the chattel principle. It was organized
solely for the purpose of overthrowing chattel
slavery, and were it to undertake a crusade
against any other evil, it would be a depart
ure from its original intention, and a violation
of its implied faith. Various attempts have
been made from time to time, to dnw it into
a discussion of other questions to force ex
traneous topics upon its platform. These
have been uniformly resisted, resisted with
firmness anj not without sacrifice. So far as
the question of chattel slavery is concerned,
and the equal right of all who believe in the
principles of the society to labor upon its plat
form, it has always expressed itself in decid
ed terms, carefully avoiding a discussion of
the false issues which its opponents strove to
forco upon it, in order to increase its unpopu
larity, and destroy its anti-slavery efficiency.
It has been denounced as a Non-Resistant
Society, not because it ever advocated or de
j
fended non-resistance, but because it refused
so to act ns to wound the consciences of
its non-resistant members, and in a manner
not required by its constitution. Although
it has been accused of being a Woman's
Rights Society, its claim to that title rests
solely upon the decision it made, that by its
constitution a female member had the same
rights as a male.
Though its duty required it to oppose po-
litical parties, it never became a purliy.nn ;
though obliged to contend against religious
sects, it never became sectarian itself. Its
sole duty is to rc-form public sentiment, not
to build up sects or parties, nor to oppose
them except so far as they are pro-slavery.
With this one idea enstamped upon its be
ing, it welcomes all abolitionists to its plat
form, taking no cognizance of their sex or
color, asking nothing of their birth, their po
litical, or their religious preferences. This
is the only basis upon which such an organi
zation can act with any efficiency, the only
foundation upon which tho friends can truly
unito in mutual effort. Introduce the Shib
boleth of party, sect, or religion, and it is
transformed in its character; it measures a
man's abolitionism, not by his anti-slavery
qualities alone, but by his opinion upon sub
jects which are not in themselves connected
with the question of slavery. This, much to
our surprise, the Indiana State A. S. Society
saw fit to do at its last Annual Meeting, as
will be seen by tho following resolution,
which was adopted as the last of a series:
"Resolved, That we yield to none in our
devotion to the Bible and uncorrupted Reli
gion ; that it is our chief solace in life mid
most blessed prospect alter death ; that by
patient continuance in well doing, we shall
inherit eternal life."
This society, like tho American, was form
ed for the single purpose of abolishing slave
ry, and the introduction of such a resolution
was an insult lo its members which should
iiave been promptly rebuked. It invited all,
even the disciples of Moses, the followers of
Mahouimed, the Bramins of India, and the
Fire-worshippers of Persia, to untie under Its
banner for the accomplishment of its one greal
object. It matters not whether tlie invitation
were generally accepted, the principle is the
same. We see that a tier having used the la
bor, the influence, and the means of those
who did join it, it has arrayed itself in open
hostility to the opinions of the religionists
we have named, has set up its standard of
orthodoxy, and declared as the established
faith of its members, that they were devoted
to a book in which none of these believe, and
to a religion which they all repudiate. It
has no right as an anti-shivery society, to do
this, or to establish any other than an anti
slavery test. It will, of course, be under
stood that we are not objecting to the charac
ter of the resolution, but to its adoption by
such a body. Although we are as much in
favor of temperance and peace as any one can
be, yet we would utterly refuse to join an
anti-ilavery society that would declare its de
votion to the principles of either, for we can
not consent to make the question of peace or
temperance a test of anti-slavery character.
If the subject matter of the resolution is le
gitimate anti-slavery ground, then must the
society continue its existence and labors long
after chattel slavery is abolished, and as an
anti-slavery organization labor to produce the
conviction that the Bible is the Word of God
and Christianity the true faith, and that it is
by works that eternal life is to be won. We
can hardly believe that a single supporter of
the resolution dreamed of such a thing; yet
this is the only rational conclusion that can
he drawn from the declaration therein made,
for every thing which is u proper suhjict for
resolution, is no less proper for society ac
tion. If the object of tho movers and the adopt
ers of it, was to narrow the platform of the
society, and mako it a seiiti-evaneliail ami
slavery sect, they have certainly effected it,
and it has a right henceforth to be regaided
with almost as much deference uud respect
as the London Broad st. Committee, with its
British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society ;
and we are almost tempted to suspect that
the recent visit to Indiana of some of the sup
porters of that Committee, had something to
do with the adoption of the resolution we
have quoted. That Committee we know are
opposed to the anti-slavery reform as it is car
ried on in America ; it would have it less
Catholic in spirit, more guarded in action,
and more evangelical in character. The Indi
ana Society has done what it could to meet
the wishes of the Committee, although per
haps its action is wholly attributable to one
of those remarkable coincidences with which
we sometimes meet.
We hope that ere long it will perceive the
mistake it has made, retrace its steps, and
hold up a standard under which all who lovo
the cause of the slave may rally, without re
ferfcnee to evangelical, or un-evangelical opin-
The Slave Geobue is freed, freed at least
from the grasp of those who strove illegally
to detain him. Would that he were as free
as the Declaration of Independence declares
he should bo; but this hope is vain, for the
Constitution steps in and binds him with its
cords of compromise, and he is but a slave at
large. Honor, however, to New York for
her decision; she has gone as far as a vassal
of the South could go, and has done belter
than we expected. Publio sentiment is
changing. Let us thank God and take cour
age. .
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The Child's Friend. This is the nams
ff a monthly periodfcal containing nearly fif
ty pages of reading matter; Is not up in tl...
best Boston style, and edited by Eliza Leg
Follen, whoso name is a sufficient warrant
for the interest and utility of the work. We
necr before saw a publication that came so
fully up to our idea of what the Child's
Friend should be. Its contents are instruc
tive, and written in a style that cannot but
he attractive to juvenile minds. In winning
language it discourses of greal principles,
and teaches in simple beauty the duty of
christian love.
We should be glad to aid in extending its
circulation in the West ; and would advise
those parents who can afford tj advance $1,50,
and who desire to gratify their children by
making them a handsome monthly present
whose healthful influei.ee will be fell through
lift, to subscribe for "The Child't friend."
Should any of our readers wish to receive
it, if they will forward us the subscription
money, we will see that they receive a copy
of the work. Specimen numbers can be seen
by calling on us.
Official. By the official returns of the
Ohio election, it appears that the number rf
votes cas; for Lewis was 10,529, making
2,118 more than King received in 1844.
We of course have no means of learning how
many National Reformers voted for him, but
as he was the regular nominee of that party,
it is fair to presume that its members gave
him their entire vote.
The Liberty party papers, which at the
commencement of tho campaign, talked of
raising a committee of 25,000, came down
about election day to about 15,000, and as the
returns came in, the Cincinnati Herald said
that if the party polled twelve thousand
votes, there would be no cause for discour
agement. Seeing that they fall nearly fifteen
hundred short of that number National
Reformers and all counted we cannot help
inferring that there is cause for discourage
ment, to them. After all the labor the party
has expended. 2,000 gain in two years is not
much to beast of for such a State as Ohio.
The party, however, seems disposed to imi
tate the example of the philosophical Dutch
man, who fell from the mizzen mast and
broke his leg, and thanked God, not that he
had broken his leg, but that he had not bro
ken his neck.
Depabtcre. Our friends Foster left here
last week for Massachusetts, where they ex
pect to labor the remainder of the year.
Their sojourn in the West has been of incal
culable benefit to the anti-slavery cause, and
we feel assured that their efforts in Ohio
have aided in producing a revolution of which
we have only seen the beginning, and whose
influence will form no unimportant feature in
the future history of this State. Not only
will their visit be long remembered by those
whose fainting spirits they have cheered, or
whose failing strength they have been the
means of renewing, or whose minds they
have stirred up to more active being, but tho
opponents of the bondman's cause will not
soon forget those who have ever proved them
selves to be the true champions of the op
pressed, an J the unflinching foes of wrong.
Pleasanthv. An individual at Colrain,
Belmont co., who has received our paper
from the 47th No., lately returned it with
the following endorsement :
"I wish you to please discontinue sending
tho Anti-Liberty Bugle (erroneously called
the Anti-Slavery Bugle) to me, as I never
subscribed for it and do not wish to read it."
We have no recollection who sent us the
name of the writer of tho above; all that we
know about the matter, is this that his name
was on our books as a subscriber, that we
senthim eighteen nos. of our paper, for which
somebody owes us 55 cents.
Notice It would he desirable if those
persons who subscribe for tho Bugle for
their friends would inform them of it this
would save the Post Masters and ourselves
some trouble. Several such have lately been
returned, and we give below the initials of
the persons lo whom they were sent, and
their P. O. address, so that those who have
directed us to forward them may advise us
what to do.
M. C. East Fairfield, O. Refused.
M. H. Parkman, O. "
J. V. Alexandria, O. "
M. 1). Warren, O. Not called for.
C. S. Salem, Mass. "
03" A Secret Society, called the "Sons of
Liberty," has been organized in Louisville,
Ky., and other Western cities, lor Political
objects.
What would tho Democratic paper from
which we take the above, say to the organi
zation of the Soot if Slavery in Louisville,
not for political objects, but for Natural
Rights? Let the tyrants bewaie lest then
victims follow the example thus set them.
Porkolocv. We see it stated in prtnty
that the annual crop of pork raised in the U
nited States, is worth three times as much
as the cotton crop. In 1815, its value was
estimated at $166,000,000. Ohio takes rank
as the 3d hog growing State, Tennessee lead
ing and Kentucky coming in 2d. The year
ly produce of hogs in Ohio is over 2,000,000,
exclusive of the bipeds.
(tjr The statements made by E. H. are
any thing but favorable to the individual spo
ken of. We think it doubtful, however, if
the publication of thorn at this limo would
affect any good, and especially if the name
of the writer was w ithheld.

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