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it is said, hiving died in tingle day. Very
many are leaving the city for a colder and
purer atmosphere. The report that several
eases had occurred in Cincinnati, is contra
dieted by the Board of Health there. It has,
however, attacked the crews of quite a mini
ber of down river boats, and the probability
is it will soon visit Cincinnati and other
frequented by New Orleans boats. j
Affairs at Columbus.
The temporary organization of the House
appears to have produced no tremendous re
sults, seeing it has yet done nothing but ad
journ from day to day. We suspect that
neither Whirs nor Democrats have much rel- I
Uh J. . i , 7 much rel. ;
isn for the business which they stand pledged
first to attend to-.he settlement f the claims
OI Inft PnnlPGhnn nnriioa irnm lli m iltnn .
Out now that the season of Holidays is ovt? r,
Ihey will nrobablv feel thev nitial it a to work.
o s to seem lo be duin something for ,
which they are entitled lo wages.
hi,-h ihu r .,i,i.i
iMMDTlVf V, 1 t- . . 'I'l. ! . -.. !
Kentucky Mave Case, in which several cm-
.... - A L ii m- i . - . t
whii.li i, i,..i .i...j .7 iV ,
w nicll lias Just clospd at Detroit, gave a ver-
diet for the plaintiir of $1,!)00 and costs.
Ex. Paper. j
nf . , ,,,
tl course, what else could be expected ! '
The defendants had unquestionably violated j
' mnrsnaii, niicnigan. were aeiendants.
the law of '93 by aiding in the escape of fu
gitive slaves; and with that law before them,
end the decision of higher courts in relation
to it, the jury could not in conscience help
finding for the plaintiff, if he bad any reason
able amount of proof against ihe defendants.
Aye, onward ! in that only is safely. Onu
moment of inactivity, one instant of indeci-
sion, and tho current of popular opinion .
which all reformers have to stem, will carry
back, so far back that perchance they
may never regain what they loose. " Up-
waru ana wnwaru suouio be the molto of ,
those who are striving to regenerate the
world. Reformers must not refuse to receive
new trulhs, truths rather which to them are .
new, nor strive to avoid new duties those
who are worthy of the name will not. Tho
deeds which the exigencies of yesterday de-
manded, may not be those which are needed j
to meet the crisis of to-day, and it may be
worse than useless to repeat to-morrow the '
acts of to-day. Kvery hour, every moment
brings with it its appropriate duty, and the
enquiry should ever be, What are the du
ties of the present 1 What is required at our
hands at this time I "
The subject of Slavery seems to be receiving
quite aa inuc:h attention from this body ascould rea
sonably be expected; indeed, it may be that in sift
ing the question, it will be founJ that the anti-slavery
results will compare favorably in abundance
with tlie deposnes of gold la the Sacramento. In
the former, as in the lutter case, there is no vein of
the ore, but pnrtichs of the precious mHuts have
oeen car, leu oown Iron, the mountains l.y Hoods
which bore with them a vast deal of worthk-n suill';
BlUl it reOUireS lllUch W.-lsllillT iin l riii'timr Ir. u-nn.
rate them from the sand and dirt of the river's hot-
ton,. The process is, however, bravely going on,
and we trust that those who are engaged in it will
realke at least enough to pay them for their disu
greeable work. The New Mexico question, tlie
California question, the l'ar.heco question, the ques
tion on the abolition of slavery in the District, the
question on prohibiting the slave trade there, are
nil measures of Congressional agitation w hich w ill
tend to keep the waters of public opinion in a state
of unrest, and prevent thut stagnation which is
so much to be dreaJed.
IIolden is on hand with the January io.
of bis ' Dollar .Magazine," which is improv-
in appearance. It is embellished with a
of Genesee Falls, a full length portrait
Horace Greely, portraits of Dr. Turner
and Prof. Dewey, &C&C. The literary con-
tents are as usual. In a satirical poem in
which the claims of American poets are ex-
nmined, John G. Whittier is thus spoken of :'
" He lives the black man's friend, and, faith,
he II die so
Paraphrase of Hmofs groat Proviso."
reading public, by the way, would
not have lost much had the papers of the Tod-
dlebar family never been brought lo light,
nor would the character of the magazine have
.suffered by their absence.
Election in France. It is said thai the
recent arrivals from Europe bring intelligence
x the election of Louis Napoleon Donaparte
to the Presidency of France, if this be so,
we fear that the French people will find,
when too late, that they voted for a name ra
ther than a man.
Virginia riches hav legs. A member
of Ihe Virginia Legislature has stated lhal
the worth of slaves annually escaping from
the Old Dominion, is not less than $90,000.
Well, Virginia can afford a pretty heavy loss
in that way, seeing she has the distinguish
ed infamy of being the negro-breeding Slate.
Territory of Upper California.
On the 20th ult., the Committee on Terri
tories reported a bill to the House for the or
ganization of a Territorial government in Up
per California, Its details present but little
that would interest oui readers, 1 It is deci
dedly northern in its character, resembling in
spirit the Constitutions of a majority of the
rights and no taxation without representa
ports lion !
limits me elective irnnehise to free male
of the United States over twenty-one
years of age, except Indians ar.d Africans,
and the riccendanl, of the hllcr, &c."
No women, Indians or Niggers admitted
tO the ballol-boX ! This Will suit Ohio to a
I. M.nl Columbia! Ilusza for equal
Section 12, however, is better. Here it is:
"dnd be it further entitled, That the in
habitants nf said Territory shall be entitled
to enjoy all and singular the rights, privile
ges, and advantages (-ranted and secured to
the people of the territory of the United 1
Mates northwest or the river Ohio l.y the ar-:
tides ol compact contained in tlm ordinance
tides of compact contained in tlm ordinance
P-wnmeni of said lerri.ory on the
J3h of Ju, J78? tB( ,,.
, , condllionfli te8lriclions, 8,ld prollj.
l.lilon. in said articles of compact imposed
unnn Inn miin!t4 nl caul Iprnturu 11
Well named. A saloon keeper in Co -
l""lust cdvertises Ale, Beer and
"' ale, under the head of ' Funk
What right has he to indict llienil
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reiTMi, t jhuiiiiiiiiuuii ururt-s lliai quiver
,.i-i nf ., h i:. ,.!. i- . ..... . i-....
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t5rK" re-ennctingthe luwt ol the btatc nl ,Mai l-.iml ;
not a hns been supuuned in aceorduncp viitli mi
j"'.'!'"1 contract in it.. tet,l f e,Mion. Tl, be-
inj the case, all doubt as In the. powtr of Coiiiriess
to abolish it is moved Vanowng- ludn.
Tlie LouiM-illTUrTeT oMer. -I. contain, nn
editoriul article of more than a column unJ a boll,
in fuvor of emancipation in Kentucky. lb.
For the A. S. Bugle.
that if the abolitionists here would contribute
something towards paying light, fuel, and rc
them pairs for the Disciple church here, that it
should be open for antt-slavery purposes.
expense 1 it most certainly appears to me
j,e jt ,le 1011SH llil8 lieen open to almost
j every ,hing without any such pledge." liv
ed ,le way, Ihe Dr. is a member of the Me.ho
view jst church-of that august body who decla
of red in open assembly Ihey had neither the
; rigl,t, wish nor intention to interfere wilh
woman-whipping and baby-stealing.
j I mention the name of the school director
here, because I think it proper tho world
sl,ou,ll know by whom such outrages upon
j Dr., I charged with having acted from feel
Tlie ! ings of revenge alone. He denied the chame,
Afoi'STA, CARnoi.i. Co., O., )
Dec. 20 Ui, ISIS.
Dkar Fiuends:
In giving you a brief account of the meet
ing held here last evening by our fiiends II.
W. Curtis and J. W. Walker, it calls up
emotions of both pain and pleasure. There
was a proposition made to me last surimr
The nrono,iiion was nromntlv cumnlie.l with.
The next Sunday ufier I saw it announced
. i i j
in the Uunle that a ineelintr would bu held
here, I went to the Diiple meeting in order
to publish the anti-slavery meeting, and ask
for the bouse. There was no objection made
t0 our having it all seemed right, and one
f the elders told me to call upon the sexton
lo maka. the fire. Lasi Sundav n,orning ,
.,., ...i. ...1.1 .u
bunbu ufuii ocaiuii, nnu iiiio me me ao-
ciety bad agreed that that day the house should
not be open. I went to see two of the direc
tors of the house next day ; they agreed we
might have it on Tuesday, but not at night,
and then it was to be shut forever. I abkfd
a fulfillment of the contract, but lo no effect,
t queried if the opposition was general. A
member present said the majority nf the soci
ety was opposed to our having tlm bouse;
that some declared if we got it, they would
never enter ii again. There is scarcely lan
guage strong enough to express the amount
' of meanness shown by boili Disciples and
j Methodists who were present when I timed
our cain. , .,. ,,. .
I be heard. The only chance then was Ihe
i cno1 house. We have a good one that has
' been open to almost every thing. I went up
, in the evening to light and m ike fire in it,
: and to my surprise found it locked. I went
j to thu village, and the first man I met said,
" You are not going to get '.he school hnusi-
to-night eilher. Dr. Armstrong s..id, Un-
less you pledge yourself to pay all damage
j that may be done lo the house, you shall nut
have it." I replied, " Does lie expect to gel
up a mob and break in tho windows at my
humanity are committed. When I met the
calling his God to witness. I tolJ him he
need not call upon bis Cod, I would believe
1 him just as soon w ithout. I now leave the
Dr., hoping ho may receive for bis conduct
the pity of the world ; and let me say my
earnest desire is. that the time mav not he
far distant when llie people will require
. . , ' 1
man iu uu mure in oruer iu atone lor an act ol
meanness, than simply lo carry a pair of pill-
We had no meeting that evening. Our
friends broke their wagon on the way here,
and did not arrive till Tuesday afternoon.
old ihem how gloomy prospects were thai
I felt almost like giving up. James replied,
"That is just what ihey want," and said he
would any time sooner stand a shower of
brick-bats and eggs, than not to be heard.
Well, I thanked James and took courage.
We made another effort, Ihe key was obtain
ed, and we met in Ihe evening, llie bouse was
cold, and without other accommodations. I
then stated to Ihe audience the facts connect
ed with our arrangement for the meeting, and
charged the society with an open violation 0(-',liManc
....., ti.; . . i
contract. I its rather grated upon some of
their ears. If ever anti-slavery met an im-
portant crisis in Augusta, it was lat evening.
edict had gone forth to the world de'la'
ring .t be prongs of ,h miliion. of
within the walls of that christian temple
citizens 'declaring that the groans or a f.ilher, fainting
'under the bloody lash of acrucl driver, should
never grate upon the ears of those who wor-
s,ip there declaring the mother, frantic with
hnvimr Inst her child, nevir hnl,l ask under
-- o - - -
its dedicated roof, Where is tny child!
Henry and James were willing to meet the
crisis, and the sequel of my story will show
their ability to do it. I f ever there was "111011
a thing as men speaking with hew tongues,
I think James and Henry bad the gill last
evening, for certainly tliey spoke as never
man spake in that town before. Henry ad-
dressed tho meeting first ; he showed in the
,. ... " . ,
,"m"'s' ,nannrr "m " mucn " P"H "
., ,,e north talked about abolition, they did
no, hale R,avprv. ,,e re(Vrre( ,0 ,ha election
0f Gen. Taylor B8 a proof of ition . nis
' 1
arguments wore most logical and to the
',oint - '"ll like to give somo of them
hut my article is too lung. James took the
position thai the men of the north were the
slaveholders in fact, and said if any man dare
deny it, he would make him acknowledge it
before he was through, if he was a man. One
pi i ii e oirpctors 01 tne nouse onjecico, nu
I . .
i nme sharp words ensued. James then pro-
CPeded in the most forcible manner every
sentence seemed to speak a volume. hen
i,lie '"S wa3 ovt'r "l0 Jirf,c,or cam0 for-
.. , ,
ward in the strength of his manhood, and
acknowledged bis conviction, declaring the
house iwuld be free. What a glorious tri
umph this of truth over error. I fell inspired
with fresh courage, and do now solemnly
pledge myself, not only to the three millions
of our own chattleir.ed brethren at home, but
to the oppressed every where, that so long as
I have power to articulate, my voice shall be
heard pleading in their behalf.
Rather Pointed.
a! I."'ra,l'l' aml continually act in the most ef
, j leclive maimer to prevent thai fulfilment.
Mrs. Swisshelm, of the "Satutday Visit
er, thus concludes a canigation ol the lay-
lor Whigs, which is published in the "Com
mercial Journal."
But this leelute is growing long, and we
have not said one word to you good Chris
tian", who go lo church nnd kneel down, or
staml up shut your eyes and look as solemn
as if you were in earnest, while you ask the
.Searcher ol hearts to hasten the lime when
swords shall he beaten into plowshares, and
spears into pruning hooks when union shall
not rise up against nation, and men shall
learn war no more. You have doubtless be
come very anxious for tho realization of this
prayer which has been offered up most regu
larly and devoutly fur eighteen hundred years.
You have begun to think tlie proiniite must
soon bo fulfilled, and in yulir great anxiety
lo see the salvation nf Ihe Lord, that you may,
Simeon-like, depart in peace, you Imyb la'r'y"
begun lo fjor ns well as pray, anil so you
voted for cine whn bad spent his life using
ihe plow and pruning hook! it is nn estab
lished fact that according to the honors be
stowed en any profession, or ils profits, so
will be the numbers who crowd into it. As
you are specially anxious lo have the millen
in in come soon, you are careful to ullaeli ho
nor lo those occupations ( peace which shall
bring about, and prevail in that happy period.
The old fariner upon whom you have bestow -ed
the highest honors, lias of course, like
yourselves, followed the commands of your
llible, and lived "peaceably villi all men,"
leliirniiig not "evil lor evil, hut contrariw ie,"
and our young men seeing tlie honors to
which he lias arrived by obeying tho law of
love, will he anxious to follow in hi) foot
steps, while unborn thousands shall follow
iliein in turn, thus
' Generations yet unborn
Shall magnify and praise tho Lord."
While infidels shall bo convinced there is
a blessed reality in leli'.'ion, by witnessing
how these Christiana love and honor one an
oilier; and how much Uuy delight lo see the
righteous in high pb.ces, so that the people
may rejoice. No skeptic dare doubt your
veiieraiion lor thu Sabbath whilu you delight
lo honor that profession which "knows no
Saliballi" while you promote to places of
highest trust those w ho have spent their Sab
bubs raining red I i u Ii tilings of wrath and de
MMielion upon liieir fulluw men, and hurry
ing unwashed souls, wilh fearful passions
struggling in their breasts, and horrid im
precations on their lips, into the presence
of the Great I Am. Tuis has been llie occu
pation of your chosen chief for ibis you have
rewarded him wilh the highest honors in your
Uift; and I don't know w hat to think about
it, but if you were to pray as long us Ehlei
Knap did lurty-eight hours every day, and
ting psalms all the rest of the time you ne
ver could persuade mo you believe in either
God or Devi! a Heaven or a Hell; you may
think you do, but it is a mistake. Nobody
who believed in a just and holy God, dare
lake His words into liieir mouth lo ask llim
lo accomplish His promises, and llictt deli
Those professed Christians who use their
influeiico to keep up the war spirit, should
never pretend lo expect or wiah tor a millennium.
Ohio Legislature.
SENATE, Friday, Dec. 29th.
'" 178?. bY n 1,1:1 f Congress, so
i far as said ordinance relates to slavery, to all
,h. ,crri,oriea of the United Stales, and espe.
ially lo all that territory recently acquired
! r0IH ,ne '"Public of Mexico I and this Gen
An ieral Ae"uy- behalf of the people, do
Mr, Ulake offered tbe'fullowing resolutions,
and moved their reference lo the committee
on Federal Krlatiops, which was agreed to;
iiesnvrd. Thai the existence nf human sla
very within the limits of the United Stales
is a great calamity, and unparalleled moral
and political evil, which ought to be abolish
ed as soon as that end can be constitutionally
Iltiulecd, 1 hat Ihe people of this Stale do
strenuously demand the application of the or.
llonlvid. That Ida nrnvio,. nf T..ITur.nr.
, I on me extension of
slavery, after
'wi, in all ilm territories
of the L'niteil
Southern and nr.nl.ern; the Votes of
Stat.sand sixieendehga.es, in the Con-!
9 of Its , lor the proviso, lo three States
'even dclegaics eg st i. the actual
nx S
ul slavery irom the nortb-wt stem
'rntory, by the ordinance of 1TS7, unani
mously ndi nliil l,v i ho Si.,i.. I.. .-- .
"''I tlie entire history of ll,al period, clearly I
shvw that it w as the sen led policy of the na
Jlun, not to extend, nationalize, or encourage,
in iiiiiii, localize, ami discourage slavery,
and to tins policy, hied should never have!
oeen ue parted Irom, the government otn'lit to
Itcsnlicd, That ilia Constitution nf the I;,
nneu Males was otdained
oiber great national oblecls. lo establish lus
Itce, prornolo the cent ral welfare, and secure
die blessings of liberty ; but expressly de-!
nies any power lo the Federal Government
lo deprive any person of life, liberty, or pro-
nurlv (.'ill .... I .. 1
t'v j ,.. niioiii one Mir ii process.
"W, That in ihe judgment of this!
General Assembly, "Congress has no more,
power tu make a slave than lo make n kinirt
no more power to instilnln nf pi.l,lili l.,v.,
ry than lo institute or establish a monarchy ;
no such power can be found amonir those
specially conferred by the Constitution or
derived by ju implication from them."
JtiiuleeJ, That it is the duly of the Feder
al Government louhulish slavery in the I)ia
Irict of Columbia, and lo relieve itself from
responsibility fur th0 existence or cumin
uance c slavery wherever the trovernment
possesses consiiutional aulboriiv to legislate
on thai subject.
liemhed. That the people of Ohio, feeling!
they are indebted, fur their unexampled
prosperity, to the ordinance of Congress of
i i.k. excluding slavery from the N onh west-
ern I erritorv, demand free Suit.
Speech, Free Libm; Free Hen, and a
Itesnlecd, That the Governor be requested
to furnish copies of the foregoing resolutions
to the Senators and Representatives in Con
gress from this Slate, nnd tine copy to the
Governor of each Slate in this Union.
Mr. Burns asked
if that was the Buffalo
Mr. Ulake. Pretty much the same.
From the Chronotype.
The California Dream.
A fariner of our acquaintance has had a
dreatn. lie is one of the cleverest men, in
ihe Yankee sense, and has a small stony
farm in li ihy, N. II. Out; of Ihe best crops
he gels from it is hoop-poles, wilh which he
hinds together every year some hundreds of
fish colli us which ho brings to Uostun. As
be came dow n lately wilh his enormous load
of these icblhyological mausoleums, he pul
up at the old liidge Hills tavern, nnd falling
in with newspapers fresh from Uoslon, got
his honest head so full of gold that be dream
ed. His dreainseemslobavesomiie.il in
lerested him that he wrote it down and put it
in the crown of bis hat, whence it was taken
by the man wilh whom hi) exchanged his
hat for a California sombrero, which would
serve the double purpose of head covering
and a seive. He is going 13 the gold region,
fie is and we give his dream verbatim for
the benefit of those who remain.
I, Jedidiah Seraichgravel, beln nt the
Ridges, bed a euris dream. It was the curls
est I ever did hev. l'vo drempt afore now
of findin eggs in ihe hay-mow, growin more
and more, harrils nml harrils on 'em nl last,
an I've ilreinjit sometimes of findin dollars
in old pots down suller, and biiiie by I'd find
'em so thick they was in everything, but be
fore IM raly got any on Yin I'd wake up.
Hut them dreams w as nothin to w hat I red
in tho Hosting Daily Crocodile, cummin
from Gineral Masne and other guvmenl char
acters, and espechally in President Pokes
inessidge. Read in them dokynients, I w ent
. .. i .1 i . . i . i : t : f
iu sir M mm urrrtin m i . it i was in v 1 1 my
,,! . .ii nt J
mvGn I nut nvurtluulu n aa ti'm tlmra Mr
I'hotilB nnd Mr, WYbsier v;is thcrts
iftivner urines ami uiner;.. l iiyior, am
American Horde of Missims, and all the
missionaries from all the eends nf the airih,
'and llie judges of the courls and I niycrs and
parsons and doctors glnerally. Ihey was all
up lo their knees in the waier, wasliin out
iho yaller goo 111 nnd putin it up into meal
bags. O my ! what n site that river Saccra
ineiit was ! For miles and miles, Seniters
and members of Congress ; arid doolers of
Divinity, nnd owners of factrys nnd rale
rodes was clulchin up the mud from Ihe bot
tom and shakin il in tin pans, nnd clawin
out tlix goold. Men nnd w iinmin was at il
together there was ladies the finest I ever
seen, with their pelticotes lucked up, wadin
inaod wasliin the goold. Some thought iliailu
ketch cold, hut 1 culkalate it only done urn
good. There want wun nn mil that was
rich enuf to hire an Irish gal to wash for um,
ns they yoused lo to hum. They was all on
'em on us much of a 'quality there as parson
Puhody says we s'll all be alter deth.
Ilul what was the quearesl thing was that
w hen any on us, fur 1 was diggin and wash
in myself rile beside of Abhok Lorrenoe and
barren Kawscbild, bed gut hold f a papikle
ot goold, It begun tu grow, and It growed
and growed till eny little leeuty unto was
nolhin hut a gret big bar of yaller iron, and
iwant but a leelle while a Turn every bag was
bust. There want enny waist, the mettle
was all thare nnd more tu, but the people be
gun Ir, louk purly black I tell you, for what
should they du. Things was jest why tvur-
ty, as the sain is. Jnstid of carryin goold
your pockil lo by your dinner with, ihe spek
lalers kerried provisions In their pokets toby
goold wilh. Haf a pokit full of crakers was
pade for a hull bote lode of goold.
Then I saw in my dream lhal all the peo
ple in that sacrament without any supper
lifted up their voices nnd wep, sain, ' O,
these grains of goold was only eggs or colo
nels of wheat, then they would hatch nnd
grow to sum purpus, hut now the more they
grow the less ihey are good for. And where
are the houses, and markets and relijus priva
liges we left behind us 1 A nice lime of
have the peoplx had who staid to hum."
And I drempt that the hull currency of Ihe
cou in ry was upsot l,y the growth nl goold
Ihe goold in llie mint and the banks
worth no moren so much not mettle, nnd so
I waked up and rit this here dream, and I'm
bound to go lo Californy.
Ive beern tell nf Millerism and Ihe Mil-
leneyum as fore told by awl ihe profits, and
1 bleve ill is noold manyer lullils it all. nil
put all the people on an equality jest like,
deth, JspeQiAti ScRATouuBAVttv
From the Literator.
(7-Talk of tho value of the Union!
' ' o i ngr simple but trul
"''"'i"' ",8 l,,r1,t,," ,cl"'!' "
! dreary period of fourteen mo
IT.kZ' T.l 'LT '."ir'
truthful state-
.flirted for
milis noon
horn citizens
of the N onli husband and wife in New
Orleans! And there is no possibility of i.lc
taining redress! Down witli this accursed
Union !
Beware of New Orleans!
hoard the schooner l.oinet, at Ualtiuiore, Jo-"-''"rn."
jseph I'risby, master, to proceed on a voyage
from the above port to Tainpico, and from
;pr wouia receive carifD irom ifw torn.
We, of course, alter discharging ol,r inward
bound cargo, commenced reloading at Lafay-!
free born, and belonged to Philadelphia. Mr. j
Baldwin ordered me to b silent, and direct-
jed myself and wife lo be confined in tho
i chain-gang. We were chained together as !
On the 9ih of May, 1817, I shipped on
thence to New Orleans, rnvself in the capa
city of cook, and my Wife in thai of steward-
Nothing extraordinary occurred during the
voyage, until our arrival at New Orleans, at
which lime it was understood that Ihe schoon-
l...ii i-.-M i.
ctte. nnd on the 'Jjd July, we went lo tlie se-
sond Municipality to Uke in the remainder of
our cargo.
Upon our arrival there, myself and wife
were taken out of ihe vessel by the proper
lauthnrilies, and committed lo prison, and on
tho follow ing day we wern taken before Re
corder Baldwin. Mr. lialdwill inquired what
vessel we belonged to. I told bin,, the
schooner Comet. He asked for our free pa-
pers. 1 told him they v. ere on boatd the said
vessel, slating at the same time lhal we were
innites. I tirougn Hunger anu coniinemeni,
e wern reuueru m inrio sririuni, vum;ii
prevented us, nn several occasions, Irom per-
forming our usual tasks, and in default of
which we sustained the lash and endured the
most excruciating pain.
On Hie 1st of March, 1318, Lieut. Carpen-j
ter, whom I had served under on board the i
I . S. frigate Constitution, on the l acificsia-
'ion. in 1638, happened lo pass by while we
were at work, and
immediately recognized
me. I his gallant olucer and philanthropist
inquired into the nature of our circumstances,
and used his utmost exertions in our behalf;
by which means myself and wife were dis
charged from the infernal den on the Glh
We tender our sincere thanks, on this oc
casion, to Lieut. Carpenter, for our freedom.
Had it not been for him, we should, nt tho
expiration of six months, have been placed
upon the auction block, and knocked oil" lo
the highest bidder.
Upon our discharge from prison, an ac
count was rendered for cur jail fees, amount
ing to 6172. Wo remonstrated, stating, at
the same time, wo had no money, neither did
we see any direct way of getting any. Tho
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jauor men ueuucieu riuii irom ins uni, leav
ing a balance of $72, nnd gave us the privi
lege of shipping on board a New Orleans ves
sel, and no other.
On the following day. by chance we ship
ped on board iho brig Victory, cf New Or
leans, John Hall, master, then ready for sea,
hound to Apalachicola, thenco to Elsincur,
and hack to New Orleans.
Believe us, our honest-hearted readers, at
ihe time of our joining this vessel, wo wero
almost naked, Ihe greater part of our clothing
having been taken from us by the jailor, and
the remaining portion being nearly worn out
by us. We are happy to say, that Capt.
Hall was very kind, and exhibited every mark
of benevolence during the voyage- And wo
farther declare, that the very day of our arri
val, after performing the voyage in the brig
Victory, our wages were ult iched by the pro
per authorities for our jail fees, and we were
left pennyless.
After an elapse of a few days, we wero for
tunate enough to get a passage from Ihenco
to Boston. Our depressed circumstances and
injured feelings w ill not allow us to say more
- . , n . i- : u : r
upon tne subject. e merely v sh to .menu
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our colored brethren of the danger, nnd eru
elly, and injustice, which await them at New
Boston, Dec. 8, 1840.
Kidnapping Just as we go to prss, the
particulars of a villainous case of Kidnap
ping in this uly, have come to our knowl
edge. Two colored young men, in pursuit of
work in Duanc street, were met this morn
ing by two men, seized from behind, nnd
thrust into a carriage, which drove up on the
instant, and one of them was immediately
handcuffed ; tho other was then forced out,
and the kidnappers drove off. They werp.
however, traced to Ihe Philadelphia cars, in
which they departed for the South, at 9 A. M.
before the alarm could bs given.
The Telegraph, however, was put in re
quisition, and we trust they may he stopped,
and made lo give an account of themselves
for the high handed outrage. .1. S. Stand
ard. Parson IIrownlow on Soctii Carolina
The editor of the Joncsboru' ( Tennessee,)
Whig received a circular, dated Ijharleston,
Souih Carolina, November, 1H4S,' signed by
II. W. Connor, lion. W. Gilinore Simms,
and other citizens nf South Carolina, sug
gesting tho holding of a convention of the
slave-holding States, and inviting his "co
operation and counsel" in the matter. The
editor replies lo the circular, nnd after some
remarks not very complimentary lo South
Carolina and its great master, concludes as
follows :
' I regard your proposition for a conven
tion of ihe slave-holding Stales,' together
wilh an expressed determination ' to resist at
all hazards' what you are pleased to style
' Ihe aggressions of Ihe Free Soil factions,'
as a revulutimwry movement, having for its
object the dissolution of this Union, and aa
such I throw il hack upon you with feelings
of indignation and contempt.
" I am a Southern man, with Southern
principles, and will ever bu found true to
Southern interests, unless the South, in an
evil hour, should consent lo he led by John
Oalaline Calhoun, whom Gen. Jackson sought
in bang (nt treason and rebellion during his
presidential reign
"In conclusion, gentlemen, my advice to
I you and lha cmaens of South Carolina whom
you represent, is, to aoanuon your mau
schemes of nullification and disunion, and lo
lUDaill, ns quisi anu lenceauie cniAriis, tu iiiq
laws and constitution of your country. In
lobedienee lo ihe language of mly rit,
obey tliero that have rule over,' and ' b at
peace among yourselves.'
' Ii General Taylor is the man I take him
to be, and you urge your treasonable schemes
nf disunion, be will carry out the measures
Gen. Jackson set on foot among you he Will
hang some of your leader", and subdue tht
ret of you M the point of thu bayonet. Hit
will send among you that same sterling
Whig, W infield Scott, at Ihe head of our
regulars, who made his appearance in th
harbor of Charleston, in 1833, under order
Troin Andrew Jackson.
1 am, gentlemen,
vtitb crenl repp, te.,
genl citizen ef St. Louis, that in a convar-
saiion wilh an old gentleman in the North
that ern part of Missouri, the old man said to
him, I own about ten thousand acres of
Slavebv in th TrRMTomes. Thera ara
four schemps now before Corn-ess for tha
settlement of the vexed question. They at
thus slated by the coirespon Jeol of the New"
York Herald t
I. Douglass' bill making one Stale rf
Calfnrnia lo bo organized immediately, and
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lvinr the questic n of slavery to the people.
'". "' petl'ion tf the people of Set
Mexico, for organization into a State, with
slavery excluded expressly by law.
3. Clayton's old compromise bill, leaving
the matter to the Supreme Court.
4. The resolutions of the House of Rep
rpseniatives, instructing the Territorial Com
iniltee lo report a hill for the organization of
territorial governments, excluding slavery.
Opinion op a SLAvrnni nm. A reoneeled
correspondent in the interior of the State.
says: " I was informed lalelv bv an Intelli.
land in Hie territory that is In dispute be-
iw een towa ana Missouri ; ami, ii I can gel
the line to run between these States so aa to
throw my land on the Iowa tide, lam wil
ling to effect it, to set free all my negroes
about thirty in number and pay $10,006 in
cash." The old man was of the opinion
that bis land in a free state would ho imme
rlialely worth ID. 000 more than it would
bo Worth in llie Slave Stale." Lvvittitti
Slave Census in Kentickv. According
to the report of the 21 Auditor, there are novr
but 192, 175 6laves in Kentucky and Ihe in
crease in tlie number ef slaves in thu last
year is set down nt 2,921. The Frankfort
Commonwealth thinks the number will ex
ceed that.
The New York Courier cautions odventtirrrs for
California, against tukingthe route to Chnrgrei,
and thence across the Isthmus to I'uuama.
Ami-Slavery Meetings.
Agents of the Western Anti-Slavery Society,
will bold Anti-Slavery Meetings as follows :
Thursday ii Fiiday, Jan. 4ih & 6th, at
Monday & Tuesday, Jan. 8th 4; 9th, at
Cool Springs, Col. Co.
Wednesday, Jan. 10th, at Columbiana.
Friday & Saturday, Jan. 12th & 13th, at
Hubbard, Trumbull Co. Public discussion
nn tho churchaquestion, with Eld. B.irris Si
To commence first day at candle-light, ex
cept at Columbiana, which will commence at
10 o'clock, A. M.
S.lSsili fl, OHIO.
jnrAll kinds of Plain and Fancy Job work dona
nt the Oilice of the "Homestead Journal," on th
liortfiit notice mid on tlie In utt tfiiu.
OOice oiih duor .Nor:! of K. W. Williaiun' Store.
January 3rd, tf.
Culling dune to order, and all work Warranted.
Comer or Main Si Chestnut streets, Salem,
OOOTS and SHOKS, (Kasttrn pnd Wes
tern.) Urug8 and Medicines, Puints, Oil
and L)yo SiulTs, cheap as the cheapest, aid
good as the best, constantly for sale at
Salem, O. 1st mo. 30th.
A general assortment of carriages constant
ly on hand, made of the best materials and
in the neatest style. All worK warranted.
Shop on Main street, Salem, O.
Keep constantly nn band a general assortment
No. IS, Main street, Cincinnati
January, 18 19.
riltslurgh Manufactured Jrtiilet.
No. 141, Liberty Street,
Pcltoni splendid outline Maps, Baldwin'
pronouncing Geographical GaEetecr, and
Naylor' system of leaching Geography."
for sale by J. Ilambleton of this place. Ha
is also prepare to give instruction to clss
ses, or lo individuals who wish to qualify
themselves for leaching the science of Geo.
grapby according to this new, superior, and
i " r,' " -
t wnere irieo; universally approved system.
I aur"" J '"eof otherwise, nstem, uol..
. -'0, u Oct. 6th, 1848.

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