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JAMES BAIUXADY, Jr., Central .igrnt.
BEXJAMIN s. jones, )rDIT(,H,
I'l'itMsiit.xo Committee: Samuel Brooke,
Jimfls B.irnaby, Jr., David L. Galbreath,
Lot Holmes.
Printed for the Publishing Committee by
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
'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
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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
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,
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-
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
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,
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.
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
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.'

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