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THE ANTI-SLAVERY BUGLE
pi'ilii'iod every Friday, at Salem, Colum inmi Ci.,Uhio,by the Executive Committee M" the WTans Anti-Slavt SociiTVlj and i tha only paper in the Ureal West wnieU advocates secession from pro-slavery g jvernmjnU and pro-lavary church organi anions. It is edited by Bcni. S. and J. E iiuntTK Jo.fiii and while urging upun the people the duty of holding " No union with Slaveholders," eithor in Church or Stair, as tha only consistent position an altolitinnist , e.in occupy, anJ as thr best means for the dr. I mruction of slavery; it will, so fara its lim-1 it permit, give a hialory of the daily progress of the anti-slai-ery cause rxhibll thr pollry and prictice of slaveholders.and hy f.ielsand nrgiimint endeavor to increase the zeal and activity of every true lover of Freedom. In xlJition to itsanti-slarrry rnattrr, it will ron nin general news, choice extracts, mnral iles.tr.. Itis lobe hoped that all the friends of tha Weste.-.t Anti-Slavery Socirly all the I vocatos of the Disunion movement, will do what they can to aid in the support of thr ptper, by extenling its circulation. You who live in the West should sustain thr pa per that is published in your midst. The Bugle is printed on an imperial shert end is f iruished to subscribers on the following TERMS. $1,00 per annum, if paid on, or before the receipt of the 1st No. 1,33 if not paid in advance, but paid with" in J mo, ot the tuna or subscribing; and 1.50 if payment be de.ayed longer , ban 3 mos. 05" '3 subscription received for leRS titan six monlli9, and all payments to he made within fi mos. of the time of subscribing. Subscript iptions for less than one year lobe paid invariably in advance. (Or We occasionally send numbers lo those who are not subscribers, but who are believed to be interested in the dissemination of anti-slavery truth, with the hone that they will either subscribe themselves, or ue Iheir influence to extend its circulation among their friends. tr Communication Intended for insrr tier to e addressed to the Kdilors. All oth ers totae Publishing Agent, James Darnabv . ' . j .' TO SUBSCRIBERS AND AGENTS. I The f -aelisbers of the Bugle have hern put 0 great rirewnvenience and considerable ex pense, in consequence of those with whom they have business transactions neglecting to bear in mind a few necessary rules and regu lations which may ba thus stated : 1. In sending the name of a new subscri ber or a remittance for an old one, write it distinctly, and give not only the name of the l'ost Office, but the name of the County and Stale in which said office is located. 2. When the Post Office address of a pa per is to be changed, be particular to give the name, of the office from which it is to be chan ged, as well as the one to which it is to be sent. 3. According to general usage, subscribers who do not give express notice to the con trary, are considered as willing to continue theii subscriptions; nnd those who are in ar rears cannot discontinue their paper, except at the option of the publishers, until all ar rearages are paid, and if they neglect or re fuse to take their papers from the office to A-liicli they are directed, or move to other jlaoe without informing the publishers, and the paper is sent to the former direction, they are responsible for payment. 1. Tha Courts have decided that refusing to take a newspaper (for which the individ ual has subscribed) from the office, and re moving and leaving it uncalled for, is pri ma facie evidence of intentional fraud. 5. If you wish to discontinue a paper, first pay all arrearage), then request the pub lishers either personally, by letter from your self, or through your Post Master to have it Hopped. I I i i I From the Liberator. Letter from Hiram Wilson. Dawn Mills, Canada West, Sept., 57 '1?. Eemund Quincv, Esq. : Dear Sir Some weeks ago, while in Bos ton, I received a donation from a friend of humanity, who desired of me information, through the Liberator, respecting the colored population of Canada West. As he had thr promise of information, which may equally gratify others, I proceed, without further apology, to give-ft. The colored population of Canada has been farioasly estimated at from fifteen to twenty thousand. As the laws here know no man by the color of his skin, there has never been a distinct census taken of them. I think tha number would fall a little short of 120.000; some having emigrated to tha West I , 1 . I . - . I ' .1 ! inuies, ana many reiurnco to me ixorincrn Stales, where they aro comparatively safe, ! th ouch not Constitutionally so. As an asy lum for the fugitive, Canada West is a desi rable country, much more so than is general ly supposed. The climate is mild and salu brious, tha soil unusually fertile and produc tive, and bountifully rewards the hand of industry. The fugitive having been accus tomed to toil in the South, can, if industrious, subsist heta comfortably; if lazy, ha will suffer, and ought lo diefoi " he that will no; wo'' neither should he eat," and failing to eat, he will surely die. I have never yet, however attended ihe funeral of one who died of (tarvalion in Canada, nor even heard of such an instance. As among the white inhabitants, soma are more industrious, and consequently more comfortable and prosper ous, than others. Recently there has been a marked decrease in the emigration to this country from tha " house of bondage," for tha reason that civilization is increasing in tha Northern States, and many are slopping by lha way. Should barbarism entirely dr op pear from the North, and the golden rule of Christianity, which is loudly professed, become the governing principle, the fugitive slave would no longer ba compelled to fly naked and desolate ta tha realms of Victoria for liberty and protection. I have tha plea aura of saying, that fugitive slaves are now better furnished with the means of comfort on their way than formerly; hence their ne cessities are pot so great after they get hero. What they most need is instruction, as they generally come into Canadi deplorably igno rant of letters. At three different points they are receiving instruction, viz : Amherstburg, CO miles below Detroit, and Co from the St. j j j . I I to I j ; , ' ANT VOL. I. -NO. 12. AVERY BUGLE .vo Lwro.v wufi SALEM, OHIO, FRIDAY,'-NOVEMBER 17, igjs. sLiVEimi.mns. Qj WHOLE NO. 169. I . CJnir rivrr, and nt ihn dueen's Bnh, CO milrs north-west of lake Ontario. At these joints thr gospel is prrarhed regularly, di. mlion prnmotid, nnd clothing, hoiks, fc. distributed among- the drsiinitr. At Am hcrsibnrg, Isaac J. Rier and his wife, for merly frnm Nnrthrrn Ohio, nnd Miss Armr da Oihbs, of Boston, are laboring with be coming Ural. Fugitives more frequently reach ihal point than any other in Canada. At Qneen a Much, (i lnte the settlement is larjje, John S. Brooks, formerly from Masai rhusetts, and hi wif, from Dloomfield, Maine, are laboring with Christian fortitude and fidelity, in peculiarly trying circumstan ces ; also, Elias K. Ktrkland and his wife, who previously to 18 J6, spent two years in Dawn. Hro. K. is a worthy, faithful man, and I am happy to learn thai tho Wesleyans, at the Kast, have undertaken to support him. n Dawn, tne writer of thta ts on hand, serv Z" T SlXl and Mrs. Lorana Parker. Ihe latter from Oneida county, N. Y. She has for several 'M' u he charge of Ihe iuvrnile school. hellrr lhan which is not to be found in this Wl Canada. Number of scholars 30. She requires a new school-house, and might have -III to 50 scholars. Tho Manual Labor Institute is not at present in so flourishing a condition as is desirable. It has never ac j complished much in' Ihe summer season, for the reason that young men choose to be out at service ; in the winter it is usually throng ed. There is not so much encouragement for educating adults an youths and children, and thr trustees are disposed lo attend more lo ihe latter, and as soon as praclihle to open a department for tho reception and instruction of orphans between the ages of 7 and 14 years. Dawn is the only place in Canada where property is held by trustess for Ihe advancement of education. Here it consists of 300 acres of the very best of land, at the head of navigation, on a beautiful stream, 100 acres improvement ; a few buildings, in- eluding a steam saw mill, worth about f 3000. Thr whole property might be estimated at about $12,000. Here are vast resources yet undeveloped, by means of which thousands of colored people might obtain a comfortable livelihood. The place is new, and (he population small, hut rapidly increasing. A rucleus has been formed, around which great interests may yet cluster. This settlement is, as it should be, surrounded and somewhat interspersed with white people. I have always opposed exclusive settlements, and am equally op posed to exclusive schools. Let white and colored people mingle together, and have their children educated together in ihr same schools, and the low, vulgar prejudices which prevail would soon disappear. A considera ble number of the colored children of Cana da have free access to existing schools, in common with white children. This has been brought about since my efforts commenced among Ihem. One word in regard to our support. We are here serving ihe cause of philanthropy as volunteers, having no regu lar or reliable support guaranteed us from any source under the heavens. We work under no sectarian auspices. Our mission is purely ami-slavery, and if entitled lo the con fidence of abolitionists, ought to be support ed by them. I have thought proper lo 6lafe these facts, because many suppose we are well cared for by the American churches, which is far from being the rase, or that an Anti-Slavery Board called the American Missionary Association, sustains us, which is a great mistake. .The latter serves only as a channel through which help comes, if 'particularly designated for our mission, or for schools connected there with, and not otherwise. Our receipts through this channel are small compared with our necessities, and much of tho time it is our lot to suffer. These things arc perplexing, and ought not so to be. I would further state what I know to be true of others as well as myself, that we are obliged, after planning wisely, economising closely, and working prodigiously bard with our own hands much of the time to maintain our footing and con I linue our services, lo sacrifice our own effects, or put what little worldly substance we have in jeopardy, to keep up credit, and enable us to live; and frequently the poor are suffering while boxes of clothing intended for Iheir relief are waiting at ports for months, subject to charges of freightage which it is not in car .......... t ... . C I. I . I. i.. !'": iu mm Such is the fact at ihe lire- scnt lime, ard it is a shame that it is so. I have no appeal to make, having often made them to but little purpose. hat little sub stanco I possess is serving jne, as the basis of credit, till help shall come from some source, or my labors here terminate. This is a sad piclnre, but ihe truth must bo told. may never bo heard from again, but would say, in conclusion, lhat those generous friends who have sympathized wilh ihe forlorn fugi tive and aided me in my work, have my sin cere thanks and best wishes. Very respectfully ycurs, HIRAM WILSON. P. S. The above has reference to such laborers s have come over from the I'nited Slates. Several colored men might bo nam ed who are doing much for the benefit of their brethren. H. W. Zhinga the African Queen. History furnishes vrry few instances of bravery, intelligence and perseverance, equal the famous Zhinfra, the negro queen of Angola, born in 1582. Like other despotic princes, her character is stained with numer ous acts of ferocity and crime; but her great abilities cannot he for a moment doubted. During her brother's feign, Zhinga was lent as ambassadress lo Loanda, to negotiate terms of peace wilh the Portuguese. A na- lace was prepared for her reception ; and she was received with honors due to her rank On entering tha audience-chamber, the per ceived that a magnificent chair of Kale was prrpired fof the Portuguese Viceroy, while in front of it, a rich enrpet and velvet cush ions, embroidered wilh gold, were arnnged on the floor for her use. The haughty prin cess observed this in silent displeasure. She cave a signal with lief ryes, and immediate ly one of her women knell on ihecarprt, sup porting her weight on her hands. Zhinga gravely seated herself upon her back, and awaiteJ the entrance of thr Viceroy. Thr spirit nnd dignity with which aha fulfilled her mission excited the admiration of thr wholr court. When an alliance was offered, upon the condition of annual tribute, to the king of Portugal, she proudly answered ; "Such proposals are for a people subdued by force of arms; thry are tinworihy of a powerful monarch, who voluntarily seeks the friendship of the Portuguese, and who scorns to he thetr vassal." She finally concluded a treaty, upon the singlr condition of restoring all Ihe Portu guese prisoners. When Ihe audience was ended, Ihe Viceroy, as he conducted her from the room, remarked thai the altendant upon whose back ilhe had been sealed, still remain ed in the same posture. Zhinga replied : " It is nol fit that the ambassadress of a great king should be mice scrvtd with thr samr seat. I have no further use for Ihe woman." Ch rmrd with Ihr politeness of the Euro peans and Ihe evolutions of iheir troops. Ihe African princess long delayed her departure. Having received instruction in the Christian religion, she professed a deep conviction of Its truth. liether Ibis was sincere, or merely assumed from political motives, is uncertain. During her visit, she received baptism, being then forty years old. She returned to Angola loaded wilh presents and honors. Her brother, nolwithstand ing a so lemn promise lo preseive thr treaty which she had formed, soon made war upon Ihe Portuguese. He was defeated, and soon af ter died of poison; some said his death was contrived by Zhinga. She ascended ll e throne, and bavins artfully obtained posses sion of her nephew's person, she strangled him with her own hands. Kevengr, as well as ambition, impelled her lo this crime ; for her brother had, man)' years before, murder ed her son, lest he should claim the crown. The Portuguese inneased so fast in num bers, wealth and power, lhat ilie people of Angola became jealous of them, and earnest ly desired war. Zhinga, having formed an alliance with the Dutch, anil with several neighboring chiefs, began the contest with great vigor. She obtained several victories, at first, but was finally driven from her king dom wilh great loss. Her conquerors offer ed to re-establish her on the throne, if she would consent lo pay tribute.- - She haughti ly replied, " If my cowardly subjects are wil ling lo hear shameful fetters, cannot endure even the thought of dependence upon any foreign power." In order to subdue her stubhnrn spirit the Portuguese placed a king of iheir own choos ing upon the throne of Angola. This exas perated Zhinga to such a degree, Ihal she vowed everlasting hatred against her ene mies, and publicly abjured their religion. At the head of an intrepid and ferocious band, she, during eighteen years, perpetually ha rassed the Portuguese. She could neither he subdued by force of arms, nor appeased by presents. She demanded complete resti tution of her territories, and treated every oilier proposal with thr utmost scorn. Once, when closely beseiged in an island, she ask ed a short lime to reflect on Ihe terms of sur render. The request being granted, she si lently guided her troops through the river at midnight, and carried fire and sword into another portion of the enemy's country. The total defeat of the Hollanders, nnd the death of her sitjter, who bad been taken captive during the wars, softened her spirit. She became rilled wilh remorse for having renounced the Christian religion. She treat ed her prisoners more mercifully, and gave orders that the captive priests should he at tended with the utmost reverence. Tliey perceived the change, and lost no opportuni ty of regaining their convert. The queen was ready to comply wilh their wishes, but feared a revolt among her subjects and allies, w ho were strongly attached to the customs of iheir fathers. The priests, by numerous artifices, worked so powerfully upon the su perstitious fears of the people, thai they were prepared to hail Zhinga' return lo ihe Ca tholic failh with joy. The queen, thus reconciled to Ihr church, signed a treaty of peace; look die Capuchins for her counsellors; dedicated her capital city to the Virgin, under the name of Saint Mary ot Matamha; and erected a large church. Idolatry was forbidden, under the most rigo rous penalties; and not a few fell martyrs to Zhinga's fiery zeal. A law prohibiting polygamy excited dis content. Zhinga, though seventy-five years old, publicly patronized marriage, by espous ing one of her courtiers ; and her sister was induced lo give the same example. The Portuguese again tried to make he? a v.ssal Ihe crown; but ihe priests, notwithstand ing their almost unlimited influence, could never obtain her consent lo this degradation. In 16.r)7, one of lier tributaries having vio lated the treaty of peace, she marched at the head ot her troops, delealed Ihe rebel, and sent his head lo tho Portuguese. In 1658, she made war opon a neighbor ing king, who had attacked her territories; and returned in triumph, after having com pelled him to submit lo such conditions as she saw fit lo impose. The same year she abolished the' cruel custom of immolating human victims on tra tombs ol princes; and founded a new city, ornamented wilh a beau tiful church and palace. She soon after sent an embassage to tha Pope, requesting more missionaries among her people. The Pontiff's answer was pub licly read in the church, where Zhinga ap peared wilh a numerous and brilliant train. At a festival in honor of this occasion she and the ladies of her court performed a mi mic battle, in tha dress and armor of Ama zons. Though more than eighty years old, tins remarkable woman displayed as much strength, agility, nnd skill, as sherouU have done at t enty-five. Sim died in lCl'.a, aged eighiy-lwo. Arrsjed in royal r-.br, i.rna riiented with precious, stones, with a how nnd arrow in her hand, the body was shown to her sorrowing subject. It was Ihen. ac cording to her wish, clolhed in the Capu chin habit, with rrurifix and rosary. i 1 jThc Case of itui Edmondson Sisters. The following siaiement nnd correspon dence were laid before a merimg of thr pas turs nnd minister of Ihe Methodist Episco pal Church of New-York, Brooklyn, and Williamsbiirgh, heM October 14, 1818; whereupon it was, on motion, J " Htfuhrd, That Rev. Dr. Peck, Rev. K. K. (iriswold, and Rev. I). Curry, he a com miitee to lake measure lo call a meeting for the purpose of laying ihe matter of the FA momlson girls before the public." In pnrsuanre of Ihe design of fhrir ap pointment, the committee havo resolved lo publish thr statement and corresponpenre, in Ihe form of an appeal lo their fellow-citizens, for aid in accomplishing an object which must commend itself lo all who will be at ihe pains to p-ruse the following pages. The committee havo also decided lo get up a public meeTling in the Broadway Taber nacle, on Monday evening, October 23, where an opportunity will ha afforded for those who may desire to contribute to the fund intended lo be raised. STATEMENT. A few weeks since, a coloured man, seven ty years of nge, came from Washington city lo New Y ork, for the purpose of making nn appeal for aid in purchasing two of his daugh ters frnm Slavery. Ahoul the time of his ar rival, a statement of facts appeared in one of our daily papers, written by a gentleman who has resided for some lime at Washington, and who had become acquainted with Ihr history and present circumstances of the old man and inn lamily. A few extracts from hi nar rative will exhibit the principal features of Ibis interesting case : " I'd ii I Kiliuondson was horn into Slavery in Montgomery county, Maryland, eighteen miles from Washington. He still lives in the same neighborhood. At the age of forty two he obtained his freedom hy the gift of his master. By industry, economy, and thrift, he has acquired a comfortable little homestead of forty acres, on which he now lives at Ihe age of seventy years. He has reared n family of fifteen children. Fourteen are still alive ; one a daughter, having died at ilie nge of sixteen. Hi wife, Milly, was alio born to the sad inheritance of bondage, and is slill a slave. At an rarly period, in the distribution of an estate, she fell to the lot of one Rebecca Culver. The two had grown up together from childhood. The mistress ha always had a guardian of her person and trustee of her property. The per son now her guardian and trustee is t'rancis Valdenur, whose wife is a niece of hi wnrd, and an heir apparent ol her estate. Mr. Val denur is a man of some standing in the neigh borhood, and is a State tobacco inspector at Baltimore. These Kdmondsons are not an ordinary family, as you will perceive in the sequal. They have the impulse of manhood and freedom gushing through their veins. r'lve of the sisters now reside in Washing Inn. They are married and are all of them in comfortable circumstances ; tine in their ptrsonal appearance modest, well-behaved, estimable women. One of them paid 3()0 only for herself; she was an invalid. The doctor told her she would soon die, and she had belter not make the attempt. Her reply was, I'll do it, and he free, il I die the next hour !' Another paid J325 for her freedom, whose constitution was delicate. The oldest a noble-looking and noble-minded woman, purchased her rights at 15150, some years ago, before prices were as high as at present. The two younger of these five married sis ters paid $500 a piece for themselves. Four broiliers and Iwo younger sisters. Mary and Kmily, were on the " Pearl." They were brought back wilh ihe rest, and sold fo Ihe speculators, fur the New-Orleans market, for !iji?j0 a piece all round. One brother, Rich ard, lias been bought, brought back, and made free. The sisters have also been brought back, and are now in Ihe trader's pen in Al exandria, in whose behalf an appeal will soon ba made. The oilier three brothers have been sold in New-Orleans. In evidence of the genuine ehnraclci of his claim on the sympathies of our citizens, the father had been furnished w ith the following testimonials. The peculiar phraseology of the first certificate may well attract the spe cial iilteulion of those u ho shall peruse such a document lor Ihe first time. ALEXANDRIA, VA., Sept, 5. 1848. Tht bearer, Paul lvdirtomUon, is the fath er of two girls, Mary .fane, and Kmily C tharine Kdmondson. Theau girls have been purchased by us, and once sent to lliefjouth; and upon the positive assurance lhat ihe mo nev for them would be raised If they were brought back, they were returned. Nothing, it appears, has as yet been done in this res pect by thoso who promised, and wu am on the very eve of sending them South the sec ond lime; anJ wa are candid in saying that if ihey go again, we will nol regard any pro mises made in relation lo Ihem. The fnhcr wishes lo raise money to pay lor thein ; and intends to appeal lo the liberality of the hu mane and Ihe good lo aid him, and has re quested us to Hate in writing t'te omditiun upon wnicn we win sen ms aaugwer.-: We expect lo siari our ieivmi South in a few days; if the sum of twelve hundred (1200) dollars be raised and paid to us in fifteen days, or we he assured of thai sum, ihen we will retain Ihem for twen ty.five days more to giv opportunity for tha raising of the other thonsand and fifty ($1050) dollars, otherwise we shall ba com pelled to reul tUeui along with our other ser- a ALEXANDRIA, VA., Sept, 5. 1848. BRUIN & HILL. WASHINGTON, D. C., Sept. 5. 1848. Ihe hparer of this pnper, Paul Kdmond- ' son, brs two di-iirhNr, Miiry and Emily, ' ahnnt thr age of seventeen "and fiftec?. ! arr ifirls of uncommon promise, of fine ' appratfinrr, nnd have been religiously reared; bui thry are sl.ivrs Thry are now in the prison of thrir owners 1 in Alexandria. They have been om-n sent 1 to New-Orleans tor a), kni .. ..... .... j i through ihe Knporiunitlee who was then with thrm. w. ,.rn i.-iuioru of thrir brother ' lo save these children from a foln Which the father sod his famCy so uiiieh dread, t the ohjec.l of his present effort. He can ac complish it only by thr payment of $2,9.50. The little property saved by himself arid other children, they am ready to sacrifice ; but it is not enough, hrlirvr his prrttlmr casr io bo such a our a should come up in remrinbrancr, nnd find favor amid the splen did charities of the day. I I I 1 j i J. BIGKI.OW. WASHINGTON, D. C., Sept. 5. 1848. WASHINGTON, Sept., 4. 1848. 1 hereby certify, that the bearer, V ml KJ mondson, has Iwo daughter, aged about four teen and sixteen years, now in thr hands of Bruin & Hill, slave-dealers in Alexandria; who say, that unless they are speedily re deemed hy iheir friends, thrv slo.ll rarrir Ihem, without delay, lo New-Orlean. Thry aek for them $0,250, a part of which sum has been raised in this city, and for the hal- ance Iheii parent arr compelled to appeal to IV i.iiui i.tiuit, t, aeui erp. ihuritable elsewhere. ! j ; a-n HARVEY LINDSLY, M.D. I cordially recommend tlie subject of the foregoing appeal to thr charitable, consider lion of my friends, and a humane and Chris tian public generally. I JOHN F. COOK. Pastor if first Colored t'rcibyterian Church; Washington City, I). C. I sincerely recommend Paul Ivlmondson to those wilh whom I am acquainted, ba and his family being worthy prsons. I j H. DATCHER. I The following, certificate was transmitted from Washington, a short lime afterwards: Alary Amelia nnd Emily J. Edmondson, sisters, have been enetuplary members ot the Methodist Episcopal Church, at the Asbury Chapel, Foundry Station. Washington city, and Baltimore Conference. Amelia joined ihe church in 18-13, and Emily in 1844. -Up to Ihe lime of their leaving in the schooner " Pearl," they bore irreproachable characters, and, as far as I can- learn, have continued to do so up to the present dale. They are the daughters of Paul EJmondgon, who, for ma ny years, has sustained an unblemished Christian Character. The case of these g-irla is one that claims ihe sympathies of the benevolent, and I1 most earnestly pray rhaf the effort of iheir friends may be crowned with success in securing iheir freedom. ! MATTHEW A. TURNER. J'mlor of Jishury Chnpel, Washington, October 5, 1848. These testimonials (with1 the exception of the last one) were promptly lard before a I meeting of sympathizing friends, convened for the purpose of considering what could bu none ior me relict ot these twilortiiTiata sis ters ; at which a Committee was appointed to apply to the citizens of New Yurie for aid in making up the required aio-oimt. thit it soon became evident Ihal there was doubt in the public mind,-as lo the reality of rnich a lafge demand being madr (or two females, both of them yet in their minority. Accor dingly a letter was addressed to a highly respectable lawyer at Washington, reques ting him to make strict inquiry into the mat ter, and lo ascertain whether ihey could not be redeemed for a less sum than $3,-2jO. The following reply received from him, un ravels the mystery, and exhibits the true state of the case, as well as the enormous system of wrong of which it is the legititmi-le result, Washington, D. C. Sept, 12. 1848. Oiab Sir: I have your letter of the 1 lib. We had felt ihe importance, from the first of gettjng n reasonable price lived for the pur chase of the Edmondson girls, and I there fore had several interviews, as well as the exchange of many letters ; but every effort to prncnra a reduction of price hy tho ownera has been fruitless. The irutli is, and ii con fessed lo be, that their dcitinalion is prostitu tion ! Of this yon would be satisfied on seeing lliein. Thry are of elegant form, and have very firm faces. They have been well rai sed, and both are proli asor of religion I 1 nnuersiano prcnv wnr i e e naracicr or i ieso ... , .i L J.. I ,i.,..-. i.ii. it,,. ... .-rt . - .. . . can get a lower price p.. npon ll.e girl now; hut rl we were ready witii the cabh, we might gel them for $J Olid I i J . Very oinccrely yours. Notwithstanding the positive assurances of ibisUtrer, it was (bought advisable to make further efforts for the reduction of tho price ; and, for this purpose, an intelligent and philanthropic individual, who wa about lo visit Washington, was engaged lo give the necessary attention lo Ihe case. A regu lar correspondence has been maintained ; the result of which will be learned from a peru sal of the following extracts of letter receiv ed from time lo lime. he fur our ot Washington, Sept, 25, 1848. Pear Farr.Nn : I have in every way been embarrassed and delayed in reaching a con tusion in re.lereiice to iho weighty mailer in hand. If my suggestion mcrts with approbation, il will only remain lo raise the cash for the redemption of iho girls. It is a task, to be aura; but it can be done, and I hope will be entered npon with cool determination. It ia the best mi'ui'onary text for New York ever put into the mouth of a moral man, who ha hrart and tongue to denounce Slavery, and plead lot uieicy anJ humanity ! Let tha tale a hi one be rung through every church and rongrTi. tion in the city. The girl Methodist Mem bers to be sold for prostitution t Mark that .' Bui you know it all. Washington, Sept. 30.1848. should not be pos'poned for a single day or ''our. Let the means for their redemption ''e secured at once, and beyond a peradven Thry '"v A' ,0 amount to be raised, I think )'" "'"N'1"" art your mark at 82,000, and nothing Irse. The othrr two hundred and "',v I will engage ahull be furnished here, '''B fa'her, old Mr. Kdmondson, to ba sure, tins a i If lt humevtrnd. thi tVtlit'of lonif vpnr Da Fhicnd : I will further atate to y-j distinctly, and briefly as may be, the result I my Inquiries and reflections. Tha brokers in humanity cannot be inju red to say anything Irs than heretofore; for the unfortunate sisters, Mary and Fmily Ed niondnunt thry insist npon the 62,250. As to time, thry will not say anything definite- inn iiiHi-n i inniH may Da nssumen without any rtslf, the girls will not ba eenl off lur ten or twelve days, and probably more, Action, however, vigorou and decisive. " " h J . " " uf fio'lenl lull and anving ; if might ba sold fur 500 or $C00 on rrrdit, or Incumbered w ith fS90 or 300 loan, if the money could be found ; but is there a man or woman a 1 mong our friend in New York who would he willing to me him stripped of his all, and lurried out ofdoors in hia old sgr, with hi sorrowing and decrrpid wifel No such soulless marl nrveoinun can ba found in our rank, I' feel assured in my inmost heart! Let me entreat our friends not to look upon this sum, large as ii may appear, a so much treasure squandered upon mercenary and un principled slavr-traders ! Therein a moral at the Hoftoni of the effort, which may bn made to tell with power npon the New York rommitn'ty, and' upon the country, ll ia a text of tiTtr from which to preach to lha heart of Ihr people. It can be made to ope rate more cffectiiHH lhan any other one cir cumstance, for the immediate overthrow of Slavery, and the trade in this District. Let t" hot fait lo improve it. Bring home the facta lo the bosom of every minister and church member in New York end Brooklyn. lami ntiu none. Tour friend sincerely. Washington, Oct. 5 1848. ltrtAR I'Kit.vrt-: 'You will learn by lha certificate ot Mr. Turner,, that the girls am actually members of the Ejitcnpal Methodist Ch'irch. Mr. Turner is a icAtfr clergyman, and is a very repca:ablt and good man. Mr. Eli Nugent, a man slightly colored, who is one of ihr leading members in tha church, knows the girls intimately; they hsve belonged lo hi else nearly Iwo years; He speak in ttm highest terms of their capa 1 city, and of Iheir uniform Christian deport ment. Ail their menus and acquaintances bear the samr unifoim- testimony. If any further satisfaction is needed, by a reference lo the Episcopal Methodist year book of the Baltimore Conference, Mr. Tur ner's nnme and hi present station will ba found, as ho informs me. Pray let me hear that a blow is struck.- The girl begin to feci anxious. Bruin &. Co. send off, or say Ihey shall, a company next week. Il may be imlispensibla for ma to Bu able to say that the funds will b forth coming. Having heard- nothing definitely, ihey begin lo think the effurf abandoned. Heaven guide your efljrls, and prosper the right ! Washington, Oct. 12, 1848. Idea's., I have j o st returned from Al eXandri.i, nnd have had a most serious inter view with Bruin. They have fitted up an establishment two teams, with provisions, and a camp-lent to go South, over land, to Alabama or Mississippi, as interest may lead. The plan is, lo trade on the way to sen, nuy, or swap anything to- make inon- ey. Thirty five persons aro to go, Mary and ivmuy i-.-imonUd'Hi with the rest, to start bo fore day on Saturday morning. This was the Brrangemem f bu then Bruin is perfectly willing to k-eep l-he girls till ihey send again, hecanse he is satisfied we shall raise the money. On the other hand, his partner wishes to lake them a'ong, as he is going on the trading voyage, and d oil his our -paying ever the money. Bruin says he took the responsibility upon himself to have them brought back from New Orleans, and his partners have blamed him somewhat for it. Ha feels embarrassed', as he really wishes the girls to stay, and yet doe not like lo say Ihey shall, unless he am be perfectly cortaiti Ihey will be redeemed. In a- word, if I can gel their friends here to deposit (our or file hundred dollar to-morrow, and arret to for feit it if the sum is not made up, he will hold on lo iiiein, ana thus time will be given lo secure the entire amount. As oon a any considerable turn is raised, I llik it wiH be welt to transmit it hiiher, lo-satisfy them that progress ia making. Bruin gives the girls tha very highest character. He aays they are equal to any white girls, lei them he who ihey may. Ma say " if there is a real Christian upon earth, he believes Mary Edmondson is one." They are exceedingly fine girls, you may be assured. I wish they could appear be fore an audience in the Tabernacle : Ihe mon ey would came along in a hurry. Yours ever. mm, - ,.!., j : ., . l l,e "'n2m' contemplated in this let- ler has been made, and thus ihe matter now . A ar!?e nronorlion f .h ,:o,. ,larraI1,eed lv ',. h,nih.i-.7. r .Ll girls, and will bo absolutely forfeited, and ihese ohecta of onr Christian sympathy will scnl away into hopeless bondage, unless price ol irteir redemption can ba imme diately made np and reunited to Washing ton. On being informed of tha arrangement the meeting in the Tabernacle, on lhe22d, correspondent writes, under dale of Oc tober 1 ti : ' There will be time for the execution of your excellent plan. Hull 1 pray , n0 hour or moment may be lost. Let tha idea rapid action be impressed upon the minda all our friend. My only regret now is, your great meeting must ba delayed for week. I trust it may bo so shaped and prospered as lo finish up the whole thing on spot." In view of what hae now been presented, the oominitlce feel ihal comment and argu ment are alike unnecessary lo induce their fellow-citizens to contribute for thta object. What parent, or brother, or sister,, with a knowledge of these facts, will require any solicitation on our part, to aid, according to or her ability, in restoring these loved to the home and hearts of their aged pa teulti, and to an humb! wliara of 1117 bloo.