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ANTI-SLAVERY BUGLE, SALEM, O.
Vnti-SlatJcry Bugle. SALKM, AUGUST 23, 1849. " 1 LOVE AOITATION WHEN THERE IS CAUSB rem IT THE ALARM BELL WHICH STARTLES THE INHABITANTS OF A CITV, SAVES THEM FROM BEINO BURNED IN THEIR BEDS. Ed mund Burke. CALL FOR A CONVENTION OF THE Anti-Slavery Young Men and Women of Ohio. In compliance with the earnest wish of a very large number of Abolitionists, anJ, as 1liey believe) in perfect accordance with the feelings of the whole body of their constitu ents, the Executive Committee of the West ern Anti-Slavery Society lure determined to call a Convention of the Anti-Slavery Young Men and Women of Ohio; and the under signed have been appointed a Committee of Arrangements, to designate the place where ond the time when the Convention shall lie held, and to issue the necessary Call. In the discharge of the duly thus assigned us, we now give notice that the Convention will be hoi den at BERLIN, Mahoning Cuunly, on the 21st, 22J, and 23d days of September next; commencing at 2 -o'clock, P. M., on Fiiday, and closing on Sund.iy. The time and place thus named have been designated after a careful consideration by the Commit tee of the various interests and circumstances which ought to control their judgment, and they rely npon their coadjutors in every part f the eiate for their hearty concurrence in their decision, llerlin is central in its posi tion, easy of access at all points, and the .friends of the cause there are not only able, but will esteem it a privilege, to extend their Jiosp italiiy to those who may attend the Con vention. The time fixed upon, it is thought is not so early as to interfere essentially with the labors of the farmers, nor so late as to render it uncomfortable to meet either in a grove or lent. The Young Men a.nd Women of Ohio, who believe Slavery to be a Sin against God Bnd an outrage upon Humanity ; that Imme diate Emancipation is the Right of the Slave and the Duty of the Master; who recognise the Bondman as a Man and a Brother, and acknowledge thoir obligation to employ all rightful means to procure his freedom ; are earnestly invited, without regard to their views upon other subjects! and without dis lection of sect or color, to attend this Con vention. But while Yoang Men and Wo men are specially invited, and while it is an ticipated that they will take the lead in the proceedings, let it not be for a moment sup posed that the Convention is to be exclusive in its spirit, nor lha.t the Fathers and the . V..t, a,.;it . I. , ... i .... jrounrv.nt lui ue bli8 "Wdlc6me. 'i tie"ige' of the Philanthropist is not measured so much by years, as by the degree of hopeful ness, clasticily of spirit, and vigor of soul which lie may exhibit in the conflict with Wrong. Devotion to Truth, an earnest and ver-increasing love for the Right, will pre serve the soul in perennial youth, though the body may wear the marks of age; while on the other hand, the spirit defiled by selfish ciees ana inhumanity, however young, is .doomed to premature decrepitude and Imbe cility. We do not, therefore, refer to any j.reoiie or exclusive numerical standard when speak of Y'oung Men and Women, but would leave individuals to determine for themselves whether or not they aie included jn this class, only, expressing the hope that fbey will be extremely liberal toward them selves in settling so delicate a question. It is the desire of the Committee that this should be the largest and most spirited Con vention ever held in Ohio. Let the Young Men and Women, ajid all others whose hearts are enlisted in the cause of the Slave, come together in a spir.it of harmony and fraternity, wilh a xed determination to adhere to Truth and Right at all hazards, to resist alike the -wiles of corrupt State and the sorceries of a falsa Church, and in the strength of God to land firmly and fearlessly upon the rock of Principle, and wage an unrelenting war against the monster Sin of our land, and upon all the unholy bulwarks that surround it. ?v) Compromise wilh Slavery or ins abettors no temporizing or half-way measures no doing of Evil 4hat Good-may come,' should be the motto of tli o Abolitionists now, when so ma in any are lud astray by a false and delusive Expediency. Perseverance, Fidelity, and a Courage which no obstacle can appal, are virtues which they should sedulously culti vate, if they would stand approved of Cod as co-workers with liim in the great cause of Human Freedom. True to Principle as the needle to the pole, every Aboliiionist should be able to say, not boastfully, but in all gsod conscience, "-I'm cmiiuI m the Northern -fciar. Of who trae-nxed nnd reiliug quality There it so fclloit in the firmament." In this spirit alone, friends of ilia KL I - - - . ca. we hope to conquer. Come, ihen, from your field, and your workshop., ffom ywr lull, and vales, and tW-hon. , com. iU, one heart, swayed by a common and glorioo. nnpuise, ana ,,..., upelor. the wo.ld a Tpallfiannv fnr Trn lit nnd In. fin tLl.U j .,.... ..hw, ninvii mail carry dismay to the hearts of tyrants and their abettors, and fill the souU of tree ensla ved wilh joy and exuluuion. Oliver Johnson, "Sarah Coatcs, Joel McMillan, J'. Elizabeth Jones, James Babnabt. Sallv B. Govt, David L. Galbreath, Margaret Hise, Oommittet if Arrangement). SALEM, Aug. 20, 1849. Convention in Salem. The Convention held in Salem on Sunday last mora than answered our highest Antici pations. Never did the sky bend more sereno ly or beautifully over an assembly of free men, never was the atmosphere purer or more invigorating, than on this interesting occasion. The rain of Fiiday night was just sufficient to lay the dust and render traveling agreea ble, and hence multitudes came to the meet ing from a distance of from ten to twenty-five miles. Isaac Trescott having been ap pointed Chairman, the discussions of the day wero opened by Benjamin S. Jones in a well-timed, earnest and effective speech, of which the parable of the Good Samaritan furnished the text. The character of the popular Religion of our day was drawn with great discrimination and clearness, and con- ! trasled wilh the pure Religion of Christ as illustrated in that parable. The criminal in difference of the various religious sects to the wrongs and woes of the slave was dwelt upon wilh a severity which every enlightened and unperverted conscience must have felt to be no more than just. At the close of Mr. Jones's speech, a stran ger arose, and, after avowing himself a citizen of Massachusetts, undertook to vindi cate the Churches of that Slate from the charge of being pro-slavery. And such a defence! Though uttered wilh a gravity w hich would have done honor to a parson, it was nevertheless so puerile, nonsensical and childish, that, in attempting to reply to it, the friends of freedom must have fell as the fanner in the Vermont Legislature did, who- said, referring to the speech of a frolhy law yer, that it did " wrench a fellow terribly to kick at nothing." However, we must give the gentleman credit for affording several of our speakers occasion for showing up the popular Church in her true character as the ally of mcnstealcrs and the abettor of tyran ny and oppression. The work was most ef fectually done, and the recreant Yankee wool- buyer made to feel that he could not " pull ihe wojjI " over the eyes of Ohio Abolition ists aseieily as he had anticipated. The name of this defender of a pro-slavery Church is Ziba Paikhurst, and he told us that he hail ed from Andover, from the shadow of the great Theological Seminary of New England! Kip' Van Winkle was not more unconscious of what had taken place in the world during his long sleep, than was this recreant son of Massachusetts of the history and scope of the Anti-Slavery Movement. Afier this descrip tion of li i in, no one ean be surprised to hear that he avowed himself a supporter of Gen. Taylor! The Church militant and the. Church political stand or fall together, and heico,iT'isiTfee( llial'b'olli should find their defender in the same person. At the close of the morning session, the following resolutions were presented : Resulted, That Slavery is opposed to Ihe eternal and immutable law of God written in the soul of every human being, and that it is ami must be an impudent falsehood to affirm, that in any other revelation of his w ill, the Auihur of that Law has sanctioned such an institution. Hesnhed, That, if the Bible is not Bgainst Slavery as Father Mathew and the pro-sla-vtry clergy declare it is the duty of the fiiends of the slave to go ngaintt the Bible. JUsulvcd, That Slavery in our country rests upon a corrupt public sentiment, fostered by a corrupt Church and a corrupt Government; that the true remedy for the evil is to be sought in the subversion of the public opinion which has so long supported it; and that this can be accomplished not by political but by moral instrumentalities by the proclama tion of the Truth, w hich is mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds. Jlcsoleed, That the Free Soil parly, not withstanding nil its professions of regard for Liberty, and in spite of the strong ami-slavery .feeling existing in the hearts of many of lis members, by its support ol a Constitution which,according to its ow n acknowledgement, involves Ihe obligation to sustain slavery in Ihe States of this Union, is a pro-slavery party, and therefore unworthy of the confi dence of ihe mends of freedom Uctolved, That while the slaveholder, bv the highest law of the nalicn, is allowed to pursue tho fugitive in every nook and corner of the so-called free stales, and while Ihe North is bound by a solemn oath to puldown the slaves if they attempt to gain their liber ty by force, it is a falsehood to affirm that one single fool of our country a soil is free. In the afternoon the resolutions were advo cated by Henry C. Wright, J. W. Walker, B. S. Jones, James Davis, (a colored man from Knox township, who displayed much shrewdness and talent,) Jane Trescott, Sam. Brooke, and Oliver Johnson. Some of the Free Boilers took part in the discussion so far as to interrogate Ihe speakers on several points, and the pious Taylorile from Massa chusetts mixed in after his own peculiar fashion. The truckling policy and com pro mising spirit of the Free Soil parly were ex hibited by its defenders in an unmistakable III! hi. Samuel Var. it,, rv.,.,;,...: : l. . .. ... ...... ,u.,, give in, suvenoiaer the right to recapture his fugitive in everv I of lh. Kree Stole,) ,aid h- ! .wear to support it because he could thereby do ...re K,J than in taking the opno.iu .cour.e. Being askeo if ho acknowledged ''01 . . ... . . Slavery lo be a telf-uidtnt wron-, he replied in the affirmative; tut when .. was pressed with the question, "Will you do a selfevi dnl wrong in order to get Ihe .power to do good " he summeied. lookback hi. ad mis sion in regard to the inherent character or Slavery, and affirmed thai neither that nor any thing else was a self-evident wrong! thai any act waa right which produced more good than evil! and to illustrate hi principle, he even went so far a to say that it wonld be right fcr our country to enter into an alliance for Ilia support of serfdom, provided Russia would grant us the privilege of discussing the subject in her dominions! This denial of any inherent moral quality in actions, an tecedent to the effects produced by them, and that there is any instinctive power in man to distinguish right from wrong, though neces sary to the defence of the Free Soil party, is yet nothing but unmitigated Atheism. It is, moreover, an assault upon the Declaration of Independence, which affirms that the equal right of men to lite, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is a self-evident truth; and upon Christ also, who bids us do ui.to.others, not what, afier experiment, we may happen to think w ill do them, on the whole, more good than evil, but whatsoever we would (in slinctively)lhat they thould do unto U3." We give Mr. Ware credit for his frankness. He did not, like Mr. Preston, shrink from the avowal of the only principle on which he could make any tolerable defence c his party. The resolutions were adopted by a strong vote, and the Convention separated at a late hour, cheered by the assuranca that the day had been usefully and profitably spent; that important truths had been ably illustrated and defended; that specious errors had been effec tually exposed and refuted ; that the friends of the cause had been refreshed in spirit and quickened in zeal; and, in a word, that ano ther effectual blow had been struck in the cause of Freedom and Humanity. Chivalry and Cathartics. The brave State of Carolina, which boasts of her ability to flog the whole Ignited Stales, was thrown into convulsions recently by an innocent pill-vender from the North. A (ra veling agent for the sale of Brandreth's pills, Mr. George G. Slcphemon of New Yoik, visited Yorkville in the pursuit of his busi ness, and was wailed upon by the Committee of Public Safety, who stated to him "thai the dangers which at present threaten the pe culiar domestic institutions of ihe South made it NECESSARY THAT ALL STRANGERS (espe cially those from the North) should be ex amined," &c. Mr. Stephenson denounced the proceeding as oppressive and ungentle manly, but all in vain. The Quattlebums could not consent that their darling institution, which makes the negroes so contented and happy, should be put in peril by a pill-vender. Wilh becoming formality they search ed him, and, horrible to relate, found in his pocket a letter in which mention was made of "a new Ilichmond corps being organised for ilie South, consisting of BomeJ!ve orsiar persons," (what a formidable conspiracy against tho peace of a whole State!) giving only the Initials of the names," (what an ap paling circumstance! ) "alluding to the dif ficulties and dangers they had to encounter, and putting up a prayer for success." The pour pill-vender protested that this letter re ferred only to a plan for the sale of pills, but all to no purpose. The chivalrous slavehold ers warned him to leave the village on the next morning, nnd in order thut the District of Yorkville might be relieved from all op prehensions of danger on Bccounl of his vis it, the agency he had established was given up, and Ihe pills he had left were all returned to him ! We have heard a great deal of the power of Brandreth's pills, but really, we never expected to see a sovereign Slate thrown inlo spasms by them. The Committee of Safety probably thought that each pill con tained a live Abolitionist, and that, if they were permitted to remain in the State, they would explode in an army of incendiaries, prepared to free the slaves and cul the throats of the masters! Perhaps it might have been some relief to the perple of Yorkville if they had known that Dr. Brand ret li was a regular pro-slavery Hunker, and a candidate for Elector on the Cass ticket. Pie Nie and Convention. Hinry C. W'rioht will hold a Pio Nic for Children at Cool Spring meeting-house, near Unionville, to-day. (Saturday) at 10 o clock, A. M. On Sunday he will attend an Anti-Slavery Convention, with Samuel Brooke, at the same place. Exclusive Schools. We find in the North Star an able Report of a Committee of the Board of Education of the City of Rochester, in favor of Ihe abolition of Colored Schools, and permitting colored children to attend Ihe common schools, from which they have hith erto been excluded. The Star says that the press of the City, without distinction of par ty, approves of the report, but that the mea sure proposed is liable to fail on account of the opposition of a few ignorant colored peo ple and of the 'understrata' of the whiles. Boston is the only place in Massachusetts where an exclusive school exists, and the Colored People, aided by the opponent, of caste among the whiles, are making a strong enurt to abolish Ihe nuieanoe there. ' Crime in Delaware. Capt. Vandegrift, of the steamboat 7,sphyr, at Wilmington, Delaware, .a. .been .fined $500 because a slave escaped en hi. boat. It Ve ril ahftwn that be wad any knowledge that the man waa a slave. Tbe JJue (', Chicken aoeakaout strongly against the law under which the laptain was punished Children's Pie Nies. SALEM, August 20, 1849. Friend Johnson : The following extracts from my journal may Interest the readers of the Bugle. They relate to Children; and who that is a part of the present age can help but feel an interest in them 1 The com ing age is embodied in lh. ChiUron of the present. Ohio, in 1300, is in the children of Ohio in 1849. What is then to constitute this State, with its mighty influence, for good or evil, on the destiny of man, is inour hands, to be moulded by our wisdom. A'cw Lisbon, Aug. 9. I came here last evening, and found that preparations had been made to hold a Pic Nie for the Children of this town and vieinity, in a beautiful grove. Found the children anxiously looking for ward to a pleasant holyday. During the night and this morning it rained, and it was concluded that it would not be well to go in lo the grove. Great was the disappointment, which found vent in sour looks and fretful expressions, "iwisn It would slop rain ing." Why did it rain to day 1" "Why did it not rain yesteiday, if it must rain at bIII" "Tho rain is too vexatious," were expressions that might have been heard from many lips. What was to be done) was the question among parents. Lvery thing was ready for a pleasant Pic Nic, but the weather. Shall it be given up, and the disappointment of the children be completed 1 Finally, we all gathered in the Methodist meeting-house, where I now am. I offered a resolution "That it is wrong to fret about the weath er." " Children," said I, " do you feel plea sant this morning 1 " They confessed they did not. " Why 1 " " Because the weath er is so unpleasant," was the answer. "That is very strange," I said, " that you should be unpleasant because the weather is. When the day looks cloudy, it is the very time for you to look blight ; if the weather is unplea sant, that is the very reason why you should look pleasant." So, afier a long talk about it, we passed the resolution, and several oth ers about living together without quarreling. Then we had our Pic Nic in the same house; and a happy time we had. Parents and children entered heartily and lovingly in to the scene, and found that we could have joy and brightness in our hearts, though it looked dismal and daik without Marlboro', Aug. 13. In a a grove, half a mile from the village. We began a Conven tion here on the 1 1th ; held it yesterday, and aie winding up to-day with a Children's Pic Nic. Some 400 children are present, wilh as many parents and adults gathered from 10 miles around. We met at 10 in the forenoon, emWriKla talk till 12.- Then formed a pro cession, Oliver Johnson and myself at the head of the children, and of them in spirit, and walked about under the glorious branch es of the trees to the music of a flute and vio lin, to a table 150 feet long, spread with food. There we all ate and drank cold water to sat isfaction. Then the children wandered and romped in the woods an hour, while the old er people ate up the fragments. Then at 2 P. M., we assembled and had more talk. 1 ottered several lesolulions. One was, " That it is wrong to scold ; " an other, " it is wrong to get angry ; " another, "it is wrong for children to sttike one anoth er." These were discussed and passed wilh great animation and earnestness, by parents and children. Our conclusion is that it is wrong fur children lo get angry and cross. and scold at one another; and for parents to do the like to their children ; that it makes families and nations miserable to have chil dren and parents treat one another so; that our earthly parents never wish lo see their children angry and quarreling, or striking and killing one another; and that our Heavenly Father never delights to see his children fighting, hanging, shooting or slabbing ono another; nor learning how to do it. "Would ' Old Zach ' like to be made a slave, or harvo others throw cannon balls and bomb-shells into his house, and kill him and his wife and children!" "No," said the children. w What would he-call us if we did-? " "Mur derers," -said all. "What is he when he en slaves and kills others I " "A thief and murderer." " So, then, the peaple of the U nited States have chosen a thief snd murder er to be their President, have they J " "Yes,'' was the unanimous shout. " What is a sol- -dierl" J aked. "A man-butcher," said some" A murderer," said others. " What is Ihe trade of a soldier 1" "To murder men, women and children," was the answer. " What are those doing who advocate slavery and war I" "They advocate theft, robbery and murder," was Ihe answer. The meeting was helped on by remarks from Oliver Johnsoji, Marina Robinson, Wni. Steadman, Barclay Gilbert, Truman Case and many others, who told their experience in regard to anger, scolding, fretting, stri king, &c. It has been a time of mingling b earls not lobe forgotten by parents or chil dren. Saleta, Aug. 18. At 10 this morning Ihe children and parents of Salem and vicinity began to assemble in llawley'. Grove, near the town, for a long-expected and wished-for Pic Nic. By 11 a large concourse was gath ered from miloe around. The children were addressed till 13. Then we wslked in pro cession to the tables spread in tbe grove, and look bur Pio Nic. Then played, laughed, talked end shouted out the joy and worship of our hearts an hour. Then asaombled again; and the talking is now going on. Resolu tions have been passed that it is wrong for parents to strike children when they or the children are excited ; that it is wrong to strike children for accidents, or for imitating us; and that it Is wrong lo fret and scold about the weather, or any thing else. It is a searching time for parents; for Ihry are led (o inquire into their domestic management. If parents scold and strike; if they chew or smoke tobacco, drink whiskey, tell false hoods, cheat, steal, rob or murder, and advo cate these practices, they do wrong to punish their children for doing them. "Is it right for you to do iheso wicked things because your parents and because the Presidents, Go vernors and rulers do them!" "No," an swered the children, " Would it be right for you to hate and kill jour enemies, because the rulers or your parents tell you to do so?" " No," .said the children, " w e must not hate and kill any body." " What ought you to do to your enemies 1 " " Love them and do tlicin good," said the children. "But sup- pose Congress and Old Zach tell you to hate, and kill them 1 " " We must refuse to mind them, and still love them and do them good." " How would you like to have .others sell whiskey to your parents to make ihem drunki" " We should not like it, and it would be w icked for others to do it." " Would it be right then for you to sell it to others to make them drunk!" "No," waa the emphatic answer. Thus have we been talking wilh these children over-two hours on their relations and duties to iheir felljw beings. Yery many men and women, and all the children, have taken part in it. It is a joyous, happy scene. The children seem unwilling to come to a close, and say they want us to talk w ith them an hour longt r. This has been a meeting for . true religious worship under the mighty and tops of these oaks of 500 years grow th. venerable old trees never locked down ' upon a happier group. No meeting-house ' nor church ever contained a gathering of pu- ' rer, more loving, more sincere, mora truly pi- ou8, devoted and joyous spirits than ore now gathered at this Pic Nic in llawley s grove. The gatherinjs of paren's and children are inexpressibly dear to tnr, They draw me nearer to man and to God. Parents of Ohio ! Come up from your for est homes to these Pio Nice. A day thus spent wilh them, will be of more value to Ihem than thousands spent at Elections! Trainings, or even in sectarian churches, where Ihey must be imbt'ed wilh a theology at war wilh the facts of their existence, or a sectarianism at war wilh their humanity. ( j HENRY C. WRIGHT. 03 John Tyler, that pink of the Virginia chivalry, is out in a letter of indignation against Austria for her treatment of Hunga ry. The Ex-President is particularly shock ed that' the Austrian authorities should scourge women, "thus trampling civilization in the dust and reverting lo days of moro than Gothic darkness and barbarity ;" and j ne niinKs uiai me umieu oiates ougui to "protest against such proceedings," and if the protest is unavailing, he would havo the nation manifest its displeasure by "w ith- drawing all diplomatic intercourse." " We are responsible lo the world and posterity"- continues Ihe hardened old baby-stealer, wiping his sanctimonious lips "for the aid we may give in the advancement of society to the highest state of civilization and re finement; and w e but poorly acquit ourselves oi our uuiy. u wwneep company wtin mose who war both against the one and the other." j i . . .. Now isn't this rich ! Only 'imatrine 'Old Zach,' the proprietor of the Duton 'Rouge ha rem, the ownnr Of three hundred slaves, the breedor of human beings for the market, the hero of the Mexican war, strutting tip to lite Emperor Ferdinand with a Pecksniff air, and saying, " May it please jour Majesty, the 'people of the great modol Republic are 'shocked at your conduct loward Hungary. They protest particularly against yourcus 'tom of flogging women; and if you do not 'immediately reform, we 6lmll be compelled ' to withdraw from you all diplomatic Miter ' course. We cannot keep company wilh ' those who war both against civilization and refinement." Wilh what a withering in dignation might the royal tyrant reply : "Go from my presence, thou hypocrite! the 4 chosen head of a nation of republican das- lards, w ho, w ith words of freedom upon your lips, yet hold three millions of slaves! 'Give libeity lo your bondmen; cease to fl.iy the backs of American mothers, wives and sisters, and to subject Ihem to the lust of brutal owners and overseers, before you 1 set yourselves upas models of refinement and civilization, and pretend lo be shocked at .the treatment which I award tQ my sub. jecis. Out upon you, ye miserable pre- tenders !" It is a i'y that the North can not be persuaded lo serve the South as John Tyler would serve Austria. If it be deroga tory to a civilized people to hold intercourse wilh women-whippers, the Free Slates can not toe soon dissolve partnership wilh Iheir Southern neighbors. Down wilh the Con stitution! down with (hellion! Then will our rebuke, of Austrian oppiessers tie fell. H. M. Freeman, of Rutland, Vl., a colored man, a good speaker and a superior linguist, recently graduated at Middlebury College. He delivered the Salutatory Ad ress of bis class. j Father Mathew. ' ather Mathew in the cause of Temperance be greally impaired by this act of treach lofty ry to the Slave. He has forfeited the confi These drnce of thousands besides the Abolitionists, and his name, which otherwise would have been spoken only with feelings of veneration On the First Page will be found an account of Ihe interview between the Committee of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society and Father Mathew, to which allusion was made last week. Our Massachusetts friends, we think, acted wisely in extending lo Father Mathew an invitation to be present at the Worcester Celebration, thus affording him an opportunity to prove by bis conduct here the sincerity of his professions at home. If he had simply declined attending the meet ing on account of his pressing engagements in the cause of Temperance,' taking care to reaffirm his hostility to Slavery and to reite rate the advice which ho sent across the wa tor lo his countrymen in 1843, there tfould I'ave boen no grcun.l for serious complaint; out when he avowed his determination not to 'commit himself on the question while in ibis country, he proved himself a coward and a traitor. His language and demeanor before the Committee were such as to demonstrate his utter want of principle, and his deliber- ate intention to trample under foot the advice which he and O'Connell, and Seventy Thou sand others had addressed to Irishmen in America. Thus are we furnished with ano ther painful illustration of the power of a pro-slavery public opinion In the United Slates a power w hich only here and there one of those who visit us from Great Britain has been found able to withstand. Would to God that he w hose treachery lo Freedom we now record had been a man for whom wo had felt less of respect and veneration; for then the duty which his unfaithfulness impo ses upon us might have been discharged with less of pain and mortification. We are persuaded that the usefulness of by the true and good, will henceforth excite le disgust of all who prize integrity as the jewel of character. A Poor Excuse. Leading Whig journals try to excuse Sec retary Clayton for his 'insulting refusal of a passport to a colored man, on the alleged ground that he followed the uniform precedent of the Stale Department. Now, gentlemen ! this won't do. Have not the Whigs claimed to be the true nnii-slavery p-.rty! Have thty not pretended to be opposed to the truckling subserviency of the so-called Democratic partyl Did they not obtain Ihe reins of gov ernment under solemn promises of reform! And will they now plead Democratio ' pre cedents as an excuse for pro-slavery aclsl Have lley not affected to be indignant because the ' Loco-Foe os ' so often trample upon the Constitutional rights of cit'raens; and will they now make the example of those earns outrageous 'Loco-Focos' the measure of their own virluo ! No, gentlemen it won't (0 lT)ut it is not true that Kir. Clayton fo lowed llie uniorln ru8 of ,lig ,jepa,lltien,, Passporthave been eranted to-colored men, and iati t00i by . Democratic'' Secretaries, ,,. peler Williams. a coJored cler.irvman of New York, obtained one ic 183G, signed by John Forsyth of Virginia, under the ad ministration of Van Boren and Robert Pur vis and his wife Of BybeTry, iPa. had one in 1831. The Secretary tried lo .pirt off Mf. jurvis ..;,. .mere cerlfficatc of protection, bu. llis ait0,nev f we think it was Hon. John Sergeant) sent it back and demanded a -pass - port in reguhrr form, nnd il was granled. Mr. Clayton, therefore, is without the poor au thority of precedent for refusing a passport to Jlambleton. Shame upon him! "Funny. We must acknowledge our in debtedness lo lhe t'yria Courier for Ihe hear tiest laugh we have enjoyed since otir resi dence in the Buckeye Slate. The New Bed ford (Mass.) Mercury look occasion to fcaste Secretary Clayton, for refusing a passport to a colored man, in half a column of broad sa tire, of which these sentences are speci mens: "There is a growing diposition on the part of colored people to imagine them selves men and even citizens, which ought lo be checked and put down." " What right has this man Ilambleton to be traveling be yond tho borders of the only country on the face of the earth where he ean enjoy true lib erty and equal privileges 1" "If he needs must be gadding about the world, instead of sticking to his business at home, what right has he to petition our noble country for pass ports and protections I " ' Nol only he, but his w hole race, are excluded from the prolec. lion of our government. They deserve as much for llie shocking bad tasle hey exhibi ted in coming into Ibis pure and righteous world with black skins," tie., &o. This piece of scorching satire our neighbor of the Courier treats as a seriou. expression of pro slavery sentiment and feeling, and lets off hit indignalion thereupon, will) all rlie solemni ty of a parson, under no less than .even die. tinct heads! What is the matter with your, spectacles, Mr. Courier? Or- Lucy Stone was recently invited by the Unitarian minister of Peppet.ll, Man-, to occupy his pulpit for an anti-slavery lee. ture during the' regular service on the S4b at b.