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SALEM, COLUMBIANA CO., OHIO. JAMES BAIUXADY, Jr., Central .igrnt. BEXJAMIN s. jones, )rDIT(,H, J. EL1ZAUETH JONES, l'",T"RS- I'l'itMsiit.xo Committee: Samuel Brooke, Jimfls B.irnaby, Jr., David L. Galbreath, Lot Holmes. Printed for the Publishing Committee by U. X. IIAPUOOD. American Slavery Defended. Un Friday n i irli I last, the Mev. Alexander Campbell, of irginia, I'. v., explained all some length his views on the much agitated . question of American slavery. J Is felt it ne- I cessary lo do so, in consequence nf the streets of Edinburgh lining placarded w ith announce- ! inents styling him the defender and ally of : A merican slave holders. The reverend L'cn-' llcmaii explained his views at considerable i length, iie.d with great calmness and clear- ties. After denying that then: was anv i ground whatever for culling him the friend of manstealers, he read a correspondence which had been conducted betwixt himself and the Hev. Jjtues Robertson with a view to a pub lic discussion of the question. The liev. Mr. Campbi 1', however, would only give his con sent lo a discussion through the medium of the press, us allording the greatest amount of eatisfaclion, and giving lo tho inhabitants ol both the Now and the Old World an oppor tunity of reading the views of Ihe respective parties leisurely, and balancing calmly the arguments on both sides. Mr. Campbell contended that the confederated States of A Inerica had as little power lo remove slavery as the State of (J real llrilain thai the remu val depended solely upon each of the slave Stales itself, and the lin.ll removal could only oo cllecteil oy one slave Mate following an- j other in the abolition, Virginia was the most I respectable of the slavii Slates (great disap probation and laughter) and ho knew that then; was a majority of the entire white pop- 1 ulation of lhat Stale who would willingly ! volo for the abolition of slavery. Mr. ("amp- j bell went onto arguo that the Xew Testa liientsanclioned the connection betwixt slaves and their masters, iiudor curtain conditions, i The Hible did not sanction uun-stculing, nei- tli er did it encourage tho keeping of 1hoe in .nondage who were born free, ((.treat disap probation.) At this juncture the large as semblage got somewhat uproarious. Ques tions were rapidly put to Mr. ( 'ainpbell, such as, 'Are all men not horn free V JAre then1 any men born slaves ?' kc. Ho repudiated the statement which had been sent iibroad, that ho would not sit at the table with a co lored man; and in answer to a question as to whether the negroes weie allo.ved to partake of the Lord's Supper with their masters, Mr. Campbell went into an explanation, which did not seoui to givo much satisfaction. He staled thai, especially in hot weather, the odor which was citiiltedTrotn the bodies of the negroes was almost intolerable, and was more than many could submit to, to sit down at tho same table will; them. In cold weath er there was less objection, because the odor was much less. Tie could even go into n dark room, and tell whether there was "'a negro in it, just from the smell. He' then asserted lhat there was tho greatest cordiality subsisting betwixt the slaves and their mas ters, and l hero was greater desire to attend to each other's interests than amongst us. lie then quoted some passages of Scripture, which seemed to justify slaveholding. (Ureal disapprobation prevailed throughout the meet ing, and tho Rev. James Robertson having no opportunity to reply, intimated that he would appeal to the press. The nieeling then separated.) Edinburgh ll'eiltly Express. From the (Glasgow) Christian News. Cold Love for the Slave. Mr. A. Campbell, the friend of the slave holder, finds it dillicult work lo right himself w ith the British public, so coniradiclory arc his sentiments. We would counsel Mr. ('. to set about un entire ' reformation' on the subject. Thu following document has just been sent us for insertion, which our readers w ill peruse with painful intuiest: 'Po the Editor if the Edinburgh Weekly Journal.- 'Sin Having seen in your paper of the 25lli inst., thu following statements in a let ter signed, A. Campbell, liethany College, Virginia, viz. ' 1 never approved nor defcud- rd in word or writing any system of slavery, Grecian, Roman, Anglidan or American. 1 have always regarded and represented them as sanctioned by law, and displayed in their statute books, as impolitic, immoral, and ir religious.' 1 have never said that I would not eat the Lord's Supper, nor a common meal, with an Afiican slave, on either politi cal, moral or religious grounds. These are falsehoods, circulate them who may. 1 have never defended, as most falsely affirmed in an Anti-Slavery Meeting in Edinburgh, the ne-gio-pew system. Indeed, 1 never saw it practised lo my know ledge. Our African brethren, in all churches known to me, cat the Lord's Supper at the s.uno Lord's l.iblo with their masters. They may or may not in all esses sit in the same ptws, hut, if liny do not, it is for other reasons than mere color or mere relation.' And whereas we, the un dersigned, consider that these statements arn not iii accordance with fact, or, at all events,! are likely to mislead the public, we deem it incumbent upon Ms, lor ibu sake of our breth ren in slavery, and in vindication of our own characters (we have previously slated what wo now publish,) to lay before the public the following simple statement of facia: At an interview which we had with Mr. ('ainpbell, on the morning of the lllh insl.. we learned from that gentleman 1st, That he is in religious fellowship with slaveholder, some of whom are members of jus own church, and that in admitting such into communion, it is not inquired whether they keep their slaves by force, or by the free will or consent of the slaves themselves. J . That though he believed slaveholding to be impolitic, he did not consider it unlaw ful, nor immoral, nor unscriptur.il ; he allinn ed that it was an appointment of I leaven, that il is recogni.ed in the Scriptures of thu Old and Xew Testament; that it is not in oppo sition lo the spirit and precepts of Christian ity, and that Jesus Christ and his Apostles kdiictioucd lliu practice of man holding pro perly in man, which opinions and a.cilions ANTI-SLAVERY BUGLE. VOL 3. Ml. P. xo vxiox ivrrn SALEM, OHIO, l'Kl DAY, OCTOBER H, 1SJ7. sutrEmiLhEiis: WHOLE KO. 113. he enduavored to defend and support, by ar guing at some length from the Bible. 3rd. That in his church the blacks and whites do nut sit promiscuously together; thai Ihe former sit by theinselvrs in the gal lery, and that in some of the churches in his connection, a curtain or screen, is put tip to separate them from tho white portion of the cone regal ion. lib. That he could not sit at meat with a bhirh prison, because of his smell, w hich he 1 lodged was so offensive ibat he could tell in tho d irk whether one of them w as in thu room. Ho added, however, that il his hick was lo him, so that he could not see him, he might take his meat, although u black was near. For Ihe reasons already assigned, we hope you will give the above a place in your pa per of Wednesday first, and oblige, Yours respectfully, JOHN' CAHGll.T.. KOHEKT HERI.'IOT. KOUEKT Kirkcaldy, 30th August, 1847. From the Glasgow Christian News. Mr. Campbell and Slavery. I' riding deeply interested in the cause of the slave, we are not a lillle delighted to call Ihe attention of our readers to the decided stand taken by the citizens of Edinburgh in the case of Mr. Campbell from Virginia, 1,", S. An abridged report of the various public proceedings In this case, will be found in nn olher part of our columns. It was well that this somewhat celebrated American preacher should commence to enlighten Scotland by attempting first to instruct the citizens of ils metropolis well thai, previous to any con sideration of his doctrine, they should ascer tain whatell'ect that doctrine produced on his own heart and life. It was well, loo, that the very first point determined, (seeing he is from Virginia,) should he whether be stood implicated in the horrid sin of American op pression. It was also well that the Secreta ry of the Scottish Anti-Slavery Society should be the first to put him to the lest on this point, that Mr. Campbell should have the opportu nity of defending (if possible) his conduct as the apologist of slaveholding. and one who declares his refusal ever to sit at meat with a colored man. All ibis was well ; but it is boiler than all, lhat there should have hern excited such a spirit of abhorrence of lite in tolerable crime of slavery, that as Its defend er, he bhould find it impossible to hold up his head in Edinburgh. The Ami-Slavery Society, and more especially their secretary ; merit tho warmest gratitude of their 'follqvv citizens for the stand they have taken, v We confidently Irust that, if not now, at least ere long, American preachers will understand lhat before they can be listened to in Scotland ns 'preachers of righteousness,' they must wash their hands clean from the accursed crimo of man-stealing. Never let that day come on when the free hearts of Christian Scotchmen shall fail to hum with irrepressi ble indignation when -their ears are saluted by the voice of him who preaches the gospel in one sermon, and declares in the nexl, lhat 'man may rightfully hold property in man. Rev. Alexander Campbell in Scotland. ! , We learn from a number of tho (Glasgow) Christian News, of September 2d, received by the Britannia, that our faithful and elli cient coadjutors, tho Anti-Slavery societies of Scotland, have given to tho liev. Alexan der Campbell, the leader and founder of the sect know n by his name in this country, such a reception, as, we trust, may always meet pro-slavery clergymen who present them selves as Christian ministers to the people of Great llrilain and Ireland. ''We have for a long time," says the News, "had serious doubts about the genuineness of the religion of slave-owners, and we are now fully per suaded that the churches of America are ihe grand bulwarks of Slavery in that country." We shall rejoico with exceeding joy when this shall become the prevailing sentiment of the friends of the slave on the other side of the Atlantic. The Coxes and Deweys of the American Churches, however much they may affect lo despise the rebukes of the Abolition ists at home, where to he pro-slavery is to be respectable, are exceedingly sensitive as to the reputation which they may have abroad. In America, they oppose every form of Anti Slavery agitation, because, till quite recent ly, ibo popular will has demanded lhat the subject should not be meddled wilh. Hut in Gnat llrilain, their hearts are full of sympa thy for the slaves. There is nothing they so much long for there as the redemption of their countrymen I nun bondage. I iiey do not so much oppose the Abolitionists as keep aloof from them, because they doubt Ihe wis dom of our measures. They are not only rea dy to adopt any plan for a successful and speedy termination of tho " felon system," but it is a chief object of their prayers and thoughts, to discover such an one. We are glad lo be assured by the reception which is now given to almost every pro-slavery divine who crosses the Atlantic and presents him self before the Crhislians of (ireat ISritain and Ireland, that Iheir professions are under stood, and accepted for what ihry are worth. It is time that these lights in the American Cliurch wero taught to respect tho Anli-SIa-very movement in this country ; and if its intrinsic: worth as a great Christian move ment, does not command their reverence, let tho people of (ireat llrilain show them by the estimation which Uhij put upon their characters that no man has a right to call him self a Christian who is forgetful of the claims of a cause, w hich it is emphatically tho mis sion of our age and country to conduct to a successful termination. And wo ho to this people if they turn asido from the work which the Lord has given them lo do. No man can hold himself excused upon any plea of the recklessness, the waul of wisdom, or the fanaticism of others. If thu Abolition Llj have been wrong in everything else, they have been right in one thing, namely thai there can be no plainer Christian duty than lhat which every free man and woman in ibis country owes to his humblo and oppressed neighbor, the Southern slave. He should not be excused who sits all the day idle. On the ltlih of August last, on the arrival of Mr. Campbell at Kdiuburgh, he was wai ted upon by a deputation of Ihe Scottish Anti-Slavery Society, to ascertain whether bis views on the subject of Slavery were the same as those published by him in ihe Mil leniiil Harbinger, in April nnd May, 1815. The News gives from lhat publication the following extracts. They probably are fa miliar to many nf our readers, but will bear repeating. In April 1(115, he says: 'Is the simple relation of mastcrrtnd slave necessarily and essentially immoral and un christian as that, for example, of the adulte rer and the adulteress 1 We are clearly and s itisfaclorily convinced it is not. It would be. in our most calm and deliberate judgment, a sin against every dispensation of religion patriarchal, Jewish, and Christian to sup pose lhat the relationship of master and slave was, in ils very nature and being, a sin against both God and man." In May, of the same year, ho declares fur ther : 'There is not one verse in the Kible inhib iting il, but many regulating it. It is not, ihen, we conclude, immoral" "The disci pline if Ihe Church i.i the only diseiilinc un der trhich Christian tlarcn can be placed by Cirittian mtslrr.s. If they w ill not failhfully serve their Christian masters, 'who partake of the benefit' of their labors, then are they, after proper instruction and admonition, to be separated from the Church, and to bn put under whatever other discipline a Christian master, under the existing laws of the State, may inflict." "To presurve unity of spirit among Christians of the South and of the North is my grand object, nnd for that pur pose I am endeavoring lo show that the New Testament does not authorize any interfer ence or legislation upon tho relation of mas ter and slave, nor does it, either in letter or spirit authorize Christians to make it a term of communion. Jt'hilc il describe the duty if both parties musters unit stares, it sanctions the rit'ulion, and only requires that these du ties be faithfully discharged by tho parties; making it ihe duty of all Christian churches to enforce these duties, and to exact ihem un der all tho pains of Christian discipline, both from the master and from ihe slave leaving it lo the Lord to judge, correct, and avenge those that are without." , Here certainly whs reason enough why Abolitionists of Kdinburgh should ask of Mr. VampbcU .w bethel bis viown mniai.nail .un. changed. He presented himself lo them as a Christian teacher, and they very naturally wished to know if he still held opinions so eminently unchristian. They wero satisfied that ho did, and "a caveat was accordingly forthwith issued, cautioning tho citizens of Edinburgh, to beware of the leaven of prc slavery imported from Virginia, in tho per son of Mr. Alexander Campbell." The Anti-Slavery spirit of the people was aroused, and the Secretary of the Society challenged the reverend gentleman to a public discus sion to vindicate himself, if possible, before an Edinburgh audience. This he declined to do, but offered to discuss the subject in ihe public prints. Ho afterward, however, set forth his views in a lecture on Slavery on the 13th ultimo. This lecture, the News says, has been industriously circulated by his friends. Il gives two extracts, and first what "he himself teaches :" . "For myself, I greatly prefer the condition and the prospects of the free lo Ihe slave Stales, ciLciiilly as ri.-pecfs the vhite portion of the population. Mivn as I may svmpa- TIII.E WITH A III.AI K MAN I LOVE THE WHITE man moke. As a political economist, and as a philanthropist, I have many reasons for pre ferring the prospects and condition of the free lo the slave Slates; but espi.ciaily us a Christian, I sympathize mure with the owners if slam, their heirs anil successors, than with the stuns which thty possess and beijutath." And then his view of w hat ihe llible teach es : , "From all these views and convictions, from my understanding of the Hible, Old Testament and Ney from the whole genius and spirit nf Christianity, as indicated by its Founder and by the apostles, I am constrain ed to take ihe position 1 now occupy, and, therefore, 1 aflirm the deep and solemn con viction, that any Christian man who exacts more from master and slave than the duties enjoined upon each toward the other, as these duties are developed and defined in the Holy Scriptures, as a term of communion in the Christian Church, does that which neither Jesus Christ nor any of his apostles has au thorized li ) in lo do, and makes himself a transgressor of the law of Christ." Upon this the News Says: Overlooking the dangerous doctrine taught in this passage, il is a piece of sophistry from beginning lo end ; an entire begging of Ihe question. The duties enjoined upon masters and slaves, each towards the other, as these duties are developed and defined in the Holy Scriptures, is the very point upon which we disagree. We would say, that if the master were to obey the rule of Scripture, in rendering unto his slave that which is 'just and equal.' ho would immediately eman cipate him. Mr. Campbell says, thai in no case is llio master commanded lo emancipate his slave. Here, then, Mr. C. and we are entirely at issue. We a (linn that the w hole genius and spirit of Christianity, as Indica ted by ils Founder, and by ihe apostles, in stead of sanctioning and sanctifying slave holding, frowns upon and forbids it under the most terrible responsibilities. What! Christianity approving and baptizing Slave ry ! Heaven's light shedding its sweet in fluences upon the lake of perdition! Christ walking in sweet concord and fellowship with Belial ! Nay, as soon shall that "spir it accurs'd" be admitted to tread the golden streets ol the New J, rus.ilem, an I lo lave his burninjr brow in tin; pnri. rIVf,r nf ,1C -;,,, of life, and to hold sweet converse and fel lowship wiib Ihe spiriis of heaven before the throne, as that the spiril of Slavery and the spirit of Christianity can associate, and co mingle, and co-exist. "We have no doubt it will he said." adds the News, "by Mr. Campbell's followers, that we are misrepresenting his views upon this great question. We appeal lo the lec ture now before us, and also lo the following quotation from a pamphlet published in llos" ton. United Stales", in this present year, enti tled, "The Church as it is," by Parker Pills bury. At p age (HI, we read as follows : "The Camphki.i.ites or Viscum.es. "'I hese an? most numerous at the West and South. They are slaveholders and slaves. President Shannon, Itaeon College, onn of the most eminent of this sect, concludes a llible argument in favor of Slavery thus : " 'Thus did Jehovah steiieotvpe his ai- PRONATION OE noME.iTIr Sl.AVEIlV, by incur- poratinr U with Ihe institutions if the .liwih religion, Ihe only religion on earth that had the Jlivine sanction.'' " The News, Ihen, lo set morn fully before its readers Ibu position of Mr. Campbell, quotes Hie passages we have already given from the Millenial Harbinger, and closes ils article as follows : "Mr. Campbell says, that from his under standing of the llible. Old 'I 'estitnent and New, he is constrained to take the position he now occupies. Dm we cannot forget that Mr. Campbell has studied the llible amid ths baneful influences of Slavery, and there lore wo cannot lake his interpretation as the mind of the Spirit on Ibis subject. We have some Jiopc, bowevor, lhat be will see the matter in a new light, and that ho will carry nome wiin nun some ol the true Ann-Slavery spirit that animates the heart ol dear old Scotland; at least, that he will be able to tell the churches in America, that the Christians of Scotland will have no fellowship with Slaveholders ."' A similar reception to that in Edinburgh, met Mr. (.'ainpbell in (ilasgow. Our watch ful friends of the Emancipation Society on his arrival there to give a series of lectures on Evangelical Keformation a sub ject upon which, one would suppose, he might from personal experience be a most efficient lecturer -hail posted a large bill warning the citizens against him, ns one who was "the friend of the slaveholder and manslealer." Before, proceeding wilh his first lecture he endeavored lo remove thu sligina of pro-slavery which had been fixed upon him both in Edinjdrjgh and (ilasgow, and declared that "lliu 77ptfc,itioii iie met wilh aroo, not front any love to Ihe slave, but to prevent the pro gress of the Evengolical lieforinalion which he advocated. Advening to the challenge which had been given him in Edinburgh, he said that it was not given till alter it was known that his time was pre-occupied. He challenged any person lo meet him now up on that subject, in discussion in the public papers, or in debate. How much sincerity there was in his allegation that a want of time prevented him from meeting his challenger la Edinburgh, we may judge from the fact, that he attached as a proviso lo his own chal lenge in Ulasgow,lhat the debate should lake place in J.irerpuol, between the B-tih and v!7th of September ! At lhat time, bo said, lie should embark for the United Stales. Wo wish our Scottish friends an equally speedy and happy delivcranco from every pro-slavery American divine who shall have Ihe hardihood to visit them for the purpose of enlightening those benighted regions upon the necessity of Evangelical K-.d'cnnation. .V. StanJurd. Dr. Hudson, who is now lecturing in New York, relate the following incident in a let ter to the A. S. Standard : Infidelity out of the Church made by Infidelity in the Church. At Bloomville wo were directed to an old man, some lliree score and ten years of age, as a friend of humanity. Wo found him at the dinner-table, and when 1 presented to him my brother Hayden, a slave from Kentucky, the'old man's eyes wero immediately flooded with tears, and his heart was too big for ut terance. He retired to give them freo vent. When he relumed, having recovered himself, his soul began lo kindle up wilh indignation, and he gave vent to his feeling in cursing the Cod of slaveholders, their accomplices, and Biblical defenders, the Und of bloody human butchers, adulterers, whoremongers, Kc. ' If I,' said be, 'should see the assassin about to butcher my w ife, and did nothing to prevent it, would 1 not bn n murderer 1 Your Uod is said to endorse Slavery he will not palsy the tyrant's arm, he heeds not ihe prayer of the slave, nor yours tor mm. 1 be llible is a fiction, got up by bloody-minded human butchers, and slaveholders.' He proceeded to get 'Taylor' Hiegesis,' and Volney's Hums' lo sustain himself lhat Jesus Chiisl w as an ideality, and bis history, plagiarism from heathen descriptions of Bacchus, and Prometheus; the former, 'a holy and just Uod, the latter. Prince of Peace, juslly so culled.' I replied that my Uod was a Und of love am) impartial benevolence, no endor ser of slavery, war, whoredom and oppres sion, that Jesus Christ was his express im age ; and he, annoinlcd w lib the pirit of the Lord Uod, was good news, kindness, mercy, forgiveness, li ve, and impartial and living benevolence to nil men, seekingtho best good and happiness cf all men, without respect ol" persons and call him Bacchus, Promeiheus, or an ideality, he was a glorious pattern, lo imitate, to live by, and "die by. Thai my Uod did answer prayer for Ihe slave, through the spiril of truth on the hearts of men who had enslaved their brethren, lo lead ihem lo repentance, and by their living agency, de stroy the system they had helped to build up. That prayer was the lively desire of Ihe heart. That no other was good for anything, lhat mere lip prayer was a mockery. a solemn farce. That brother Havden. an.t tho rxn. dilation fit ll-n lltirtv It, n. ...... A i i i . i J. """" M'ui'ivtr. iii ! anada, the host or slaves emancipated by ; the r repenting masters, the present general : agi tation of the snbjrct of slavery throughout j land, was all m answer to the prayer of , ihe slave, and the slave s friends. The old man challenged me lo cause a cracker lo move across the floor in answer lo prayer, and of- ; lered a wager of two hundred dollars. I ae- cepted the challenge. He put down the : cracker and money. Il was the desire of my heart that the cracker should cross the flcor, i . ' . "I' ? , 88 an,eHr""st of "lf" desire, , I took hold of ihe cracker and moved it.along. old man confounded, took his money ami put It in the drawer. Flint was the wav ; t prayed Uod for Ihe abolition of lavrv. and 1 daily saw my prayer being answered. All other prayers, save living ones, were no better, of no more use than a sounding brass or tinkling cymbal. ' When men p'ruy for 'light,' and don't put themselves in the way lo gel light, when men pray lor the overthrow of slavery, and do nothing hut oppose the friends of the slave, their prayer is lip-prayer, .... , ', I I ICT jiKijcr Ihis old man was formerly a prominent member ol the Baptist ( Iturch, at a nine when I slavery existed in ibis Slale. The Church , ........... ....... ..n ........ ,..,, uineisis, saying , i their deeds, 'W ho Is Uod lhat we b inh ..I., ,' I. 4.. II - C j- I ;..u,.,u uij ...iii. a, .na lull HI fJrueilCUl infidels, as it is now, w ho practically deny the brotherhood, of mankind. Priests then defended slavery, as they do now, 'divining lies for hire.' It was such atheism, infideli ty, anti-Christ, lhat drove the old gentleman out of the Church, and into his present frame of mind. One of 'he most exemplary menders of the Church, (held and used as a piece of mer chandise by another brother.) by thu name of jeuiro, was .compelled lo toil six days in t lie week, and then go to church on Sunday w ith out shoes, thtngh ihe season was cold and frosty. Jethro felt that he had a right to so much of the avails of his labor as would pur chase him a pair of shoes, and accordingly iook. enongn corn irom tne crib to purchase a pair. hor tins he was severely Hogged, then led on foot by ibis Christain claimant on horselxick, wilh a large hay rope around his neck, to tho neighbor's, to make confession nnd then excommunicated from the Church. 1 lie old man, (on whom we called) after pro testing in vain against slavery, and such bru tality on the pari of the slave-owner, and thu Church, in ils endorsement of such an impi ous outrage against Uod and man, fled Troiii Riich a cage of unclean birds, and has, in con sequence of Ihe continued iinpioty and phari seeism of Ihe Church, been made what he And what is he? S'o far as a man's life an index of what a man is, he is a saint, compared w ith those who talk much about 'Orthodox,' 'Evangelical religion,' and yet slaveholders, human butchers, their ac-' compiles, nn.t biblical defenders, 'abomina- ble, and reprobate to ercru mmd inorA-. Thine, truly, for tho truth that makes men free, j j j : ! i : I E. D. HUDSON. 05 The following correspondence suffi cicntly explains itself: BOSTON, June 30, 1847. General: The remains of the late Captain j i.iueom, 01 inu i nneu jmpips Army, w ho lell i at the batllo of Buena Visla, will shcrlly ar rive at this port, and afterwards be interred at orcester with military honors. Ucneral llobbs, of Worcester, has request ed inn to lake the proper measures to per form such ceremonies here as may be appro priate. 1 have detailed a company from my regi ment lo receive and escort Ihe body to Wor cester, on the morning of the day of the in terment, and now wish to have the proper measures taken to bring out such otlioers as may wish to participate in the ceremonies. lf you approve of ihe idea, I should like o have you invito the officers of the division in your own name. The ceremonies will be the fourth or fifih day after the arrival of tho vessel w ilb the remains. Yours, respectfully, B. F. EDM AXDS, Colonel 1st Infantry, 1st Brigade. To General Appi.eton Howe, Commanding 1st Division, V. M. SOUTH WEYMOUTH, July 5, 1847. Deaii Sir : 1 have this niorninp received yours ol'Uth ultimo, relative to the interment of Captain Lincoln, tfho fell in the battle of Buena Vista, und feel obliged to say that 1 do not approve of the object expressed in your letter. Il seems to me thai ihe cause in which he fell is one which ought to cover w iih shame instead of honor, all who are en gaged in it. The Mexican war has been pronounced, justly I think, infamous; and 1 do not know of any reason, which has been assigned in justification of il, which might not be urged with equal truth and propriety, as a reason for making war on the (iovern uient of the United States. If the (iovtrn rnent of Mexico have been perfidious in re gard lo treaties, so have ours; if lhat (iovern menl have failed to pay their just debts at the proper lime, so have ours; it' that Uovern ment have trampled on the rights and liber lies of individuals whodrsireJ to reside with in her borders, so have ours. And what adds lo thu enormity of the whole mailer is, the hvpocrisy which has been manifested in re gard to the causes and progress of this war, in assigning falsi) reasons for its inception, and the must palpable absurdities for ils con tinuance. ho does not know that this war would not have occurred had il not been for iho existence of Slavery in our own country, and a desire on the part of the present admin istration and its abettors to extend it into the Mexican li rritorics ! The whole scheme was connived, ns 1 believe, to extend and perpetuate- that ysietn ortditvery which tiuw I All remittance to be made, and all hlter rektttrrg toihe pecuniary vjjaxrtvj it faptrt la be addressed (posl paid) lo the Oet.tral slgcnl. Communicatiunt intended fur incr' tiun to be addretted lo the Editor. 03 Terms: $1,50 per annum, el" f 1, (invariably reiuircd)if not paid within sit months of the time of suberibiP(. (fctr N 'raeri'rHroH rtet'nti for lest ha sfs months. - ' AnviRTiSKMEKTs making lens than a sqttfire inserted three times tor 75 ceMs:-n svpiarc $1 . wniie iter lianas are Ousily engaged in the works of despotism. In a cause like this, however cool one may be in d.nger, however during in exploits, or however reckless of eon onr sequences, I can see no reason wnioh mlr entitle sac I, an one to any public honor, trhicli would not apply with equal force to the ease of a duellist or pirate, who should enhrbrt equal evidence of bravery. I know il msy be said that Captain Lincoln belonged to th regular army, and that his duly was to obey the orders of hie superior officers! but I am n aware that the orders commandinrr hnu to the Mexican territory were repugnant to nic his inclinations, or that lie made sny eiTort lo be excused from ib Hiiu. ,lTnJ him disgraces our country a country, whose Vmnd in J 1 . 1 C ,:i . ...i :i i . . 1 . . . that station, and in this view he should be placed on a par wilh the volunteer corps of the army, whose infamy, I hope, may be as lasting as the cause they have espoused. Had Captain Lincoln fallen in a good cause, in Ihe defence of bis country, no one would have been more ready than myself to do him honor; but in the invasion of another couo- try, ho loses all my sympathy, and all my re- uar.l i tl, .,,!.;...,,..,... ..r ...... i..r.. j -i-i .iicii nitj some oi mj n-eipngs in re- while I thus plainly and briefly expnts them, in all honesly, and wiib all due respect to inose wuo may oilier Irom me in opinion, I accord to others the same liberty whfefc I r ........ . J claim for myself, of thinking and expressing their thoughts in accordance wilh their con victions of duty. I must, therefore, decline taking any part in this matter, and leave it in your hands, or in the hands of those w ho may feel an interest in the concern. Wilh sentiments of the highest respect, 1 remain yours, tVe. APPLETOX HOWE, Maj. Gen. 1st Div. M. V. M. Colonel B. F. En.MASDs, 1st Infantry, 1st Brigade, 1st Division. An Algerine Satire. : considered slavery a foul blot upon our conn is I ,r5'' w'n'l"n 'ie '''id been made especially i as,iaine1- During the war of this nation "''I1' ''"-"P"1'., and while the frigate Philadel aro I'1!'8 J1'" ''inff before that city, he was de A correspondent of tho Liberator, in an ae- count of a great Barnstable Co. Anti-Slaverv Convention, says : . , Among Ihe speakers wns John Kenrick, of Orleans. He denounced slavery as a curse. which ho would be g'ad to see the country rid of; bat how to get rid of il was the ques tion. We were, all alike implicated in the evil. The South were no more to blame than the North. (A proposition to which we fully agree.) And what were the poor blavehold- j ers to dol Were we prepared to witness such scenes of bloodshed as attended the abolition of slavery in St. Doinine-o ? Ha 'dl"cu ,l,e ,or seme time; and visiting the theatre one night, he found that the subject for the evening's entertainment to these Ma hometan freebooters, was no other than a car icature of American liherly. On iho rising of Ihe curlnin, the Bashaw rode upon the stage on a richly caparisoned horse, surround ed with his attendants, and was soon follow ed by an American Sea Captain, who was represented to be himself accompanied by an African slave. From whence art thou V said tho Bashaw, addressing the American. 'I am from America, the glorious land of re publican linerty and democratic equality, re- piled the Captain. 'And whence art thou! inquired thu Bashaw, turning to the slave. ' I am from Africa, that atllieUd country which Christian Americans have robbed of her children,' replied iho slave. ! was slo. len from my native land, and sold lo this Christian, and am now his slave.' At this stage nf the performance, said Mr. Kenrick, I could hardly refrain from rushing upon the siage and chastising those who were thus ridiculing my country and her institutions. But I remembered that 1 was alone against a multitude; and that the whole point, and the only point in tho performance that which galled me to the quick was its truth, lit such contempt do even ihe ssmi-barbariaiis of Northern Africa hold the people of this country, solely in consequence of their being a nation of slaveholders. And the scorn and contempt of these semi-barbarians as we are pleased to call them is now receiving addi tional power from the fact lhat slavery is fast disappearing from northern Africa; Tunis and Egypt have already done the work of abolition. The Tun ii toa once. The papers are telling a story, believing, soiiib of them, no doubt, that it was as they call il, an "awk ward mistake," while others aro laughing in their chairs, at the sly joke they are perpe trating. For our own pari, we see neither joke nor mistake about il, but think it as sol emn a truth as w as ever uttered ; and we re joice with our whole heart lhat it was told here it was, and lias been engraved in stons. May it be blessed to the people of that coun try. Here it is. e give it as we find it told in the papers;. 6'. Standard. AwKWAn Mistake. A fine stone church was lately built in Missouri, upon the facade of w hich a stone culler was ordered to cut the following as an inscription I " My houss shall be called the house of prayer." He was re- erreu tor accuracy to the verse ot Scripture in which these words occur, but unfortunate ly he transcribed, to the scandal of the soci ety, the whole verse: "My house shall be called the house of prayer, but ye have made il a Uen nj thitvet. ' OC"''"'" F.ditor ol ,le Xatiunal H'utch man, a ' colored ' paper at Troy, says that one of the Uiirly-soven Southerners w ho is sued a circular to establish a pro-slavery pa per in Washington, to his 'certain knowledge lias a colored family, consisting of a beauti ful woman, n swarthy prototype y Hasr, and live children.'