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Tl.ii lady 1ms been lecturing in Michlmn of Int.- i
Tli f.,l!r.wiii;. IY..t.. . i .. ri 'r i- ' i
Th f llow.ng . f row a otter of her. from Adrian,
puj.si.ea,,, the Liberator.
ir. mm .urs. loster nave been 'dispensing the1
mi-slavery 'word' In A.Irian to multitudes ..f
C?ZrT ?:,0.bJ,',,,i'! h in,,-l"J ',rmeJ
Bread of Life, M well
s to a lew entry ones.
lo whom it Only proved
foolishness nnd u stun.
The ii m of their list meeting wns cidi-cncd by
the sudden uprising trom out the midst of the nu-,
diem, oi a very erect pcrsonn-a g entlcn.ni,
whoso mr and manner ..m. bet .In. mufii n n.,,lof
assurance of one reiMrdini himself as oiNsji.vinir
an impregnable p
sition, ami, tinfoUil.g a sheet ol
luoiscap, no procceilcd to propound to Mrs. tester,
. ,iv v.,i,v,,iir -uHPiii.-n-i u.su cssiugiy ..crpie.-.
ing iiuewis very reviin on wlm-li I hi'
Ante ri
Hun Jk N S.......I. I.I l. r I I ................I,
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f'''. . -
nn ri.r,ipnmr t... l..n,in ... il, .l..,. ..I. !...;,
lrenth, c.iorv, lieroifin, ta!ent nnd ceiiin. bcnlv
nd si ail, cannot bo cuiltv of bis blood, as Ibev, i!
l,i l,,i ..,.).. m-.... it.....
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Mrs, F. concluded with the sublime declaration
list tiigHcrthan a'(, If she hcheu-l moral principle,
,.... .,,,.- .mi, as..- g , I"-
fesscd he tli I, she eolilil and would ..',
Anil l ien
it all eiinie out, that tliis scruiiuloiis critic this
gixd ulsilitionist as anv IhhIv,' so jealous fi.r the t
biiiuacul'ite puritv of tie slave's friend was him-
self a DieiolK-r of" the Metlnslist Kpiscpnl bur. h .
i loval Whig and at that moment enveloped I
nil slave-grown products! n hereupon, he stalk
mi out of the hall, opportunely remembering nndj
l.iitfllv niini.iitnoiiir tliut il ttim n riilnrtiil. tiil lull
u c.oi s, mm iin.c ii, ur.oii uiu iiiei-iiii.
discointiture, and the sudden clinnge of affairs to I
him, vividly brought to mind that capital scene!
whore old tjuilp wa, M universal satisiact.on, so
'"X ., -v ." .II, ni.u "
sefiuently were re -iponsiblc lor Ainer.cnu slnvcrv!
Mr. hosier niiswerel. as she has. .Ren before, to
he entire and tnuinnhai.texculpa,,,,, of the abo-
.... .
........... v- - uum, nisifnin IM.il I.H- till ll-IH-
cleir v i. .. a , or li -e n l.ol e i . ,, li v ,t 'tec
try where slavery b.s s. intcrr.vve,, ils.-lf will.
as it hns in . urs. Kven rnr ,'
books nml rspers'nrc mailo of shive-grown-eotloi. 1
r2s: toe cnii. 1 of ir..l.l from the mines ofticorHn.
l-o.-nilf. f foil i litt. i-Ji!.n7- nu. I i liiit.I.-f rm U..
An amusing story was fid us, in apt illustration
or the common understanding (? of moral suasion, i
A linn was driving two horses, very unequally ;
m itched for speed While one was fleet and free j
his movements, the other moped nnd Inr.ed n ong. i
grea.ly to the trial of the patience of both mat.. i
nnd rlrivor. n well as the passenger, who suggest- j
d thl a half pint of w hiskey, given to tho hi.y '
horse, would stimulate him to a . quicker pace, nnd
afford a grateful relief to all parties. Accordingly
at the first stopping-place, the whiskey wns n.ln....-
tho rest of the jouriwy was ninde gave a delighted
stouishment to the driver, who exclaimed, 'Who'd'
have thought it! If ever I seed moral suasion 1
ried on a horse afore ! ' j
V0 mid the Michigan anti-slavery friends kind
ana ngseeablc and ready to lor Haul our mission.
Your itinerant friend,
lf there 5. one subject tho discission of which every
, iii ... . . .
elaveholder should always avoid with strictest care, !
it is tho "Highta of Labor;" for any discussion c,(;
those rights is but an exposure of the injustice and i
r.i.L. I .ri:. . ' . .1 II... :c i!
falschoml of his own tyrant claim. Hut if this be i
and who will doubt it, how shall wo nccoiint j
for such incendiary eentiments as tho following
fttim I in Win i niHutl t i lull I'ilu . s tinner cstiili.
lisl.ed and uniicld stdelv to promote tho interests of .
slavery? Such an agitator for liberty, equality and t
full justice to the Inlmring clus, in tlio very citadel j
of sUvery, is an alarming fueL J it posi1ilc that I
tho most radical abolitiuuism can Hud utterance in
t lie slavclioldinic organ, and acecntiineeoreven tol-
ernuun irom us sia.vcuoi.uuR rcaucrru iire "erc)
no v .K.m..rc ..r ... .,,o- n, ,. um.
HV linui a VI laJtruitilk umi n nun m sr linn t iii'm ir. i
.1 i i. o .i. .r . ! . .1 .. ! f . i '
the whole South, that aro iilive to tho
ma rkiwniirrfir inn aF iiiiiili nnlnliiiiB !n rim hiinuitliiililu ,
of slaveholders? When such treachery to their 1
. . .1 - PC ,
it is lime for slaveholders to bo alarmed. The ren-j
dor will notice how adroitly the Cotton I'lnut thrusts j
us poignaru inio me very iiean o. snuery, w inie
aim at other evils llut if any one;
limiilki l-iirt PAril lirmtiin nt thn lilnu. It litm nwk
himself, "Where does capital so utterly swallow
ihe "rights of labor.' or rank the laboring man so J
.completely as its own tool, whose existence has no
higher end than .t advantage, asm the slave "v-!
Wherein tho columns of the Liberator itself i
can be found moro "fnnatieal" or 'ngrnrian" d,K..jw
trinos than theso which follow? 'u. I'l-eenmn.
The capitalist sits in his easy chair, and learns j
regard labor in its aggregate to value it as a
productive result. 1 lint labor is alone valuable to
Him v. men prouuee., ana is tno more vaiuanio, tne ,
snstsMa l MWiilllitOal I llA 111 1 1 1 V 1 1 1 II I1 1 1 1 V iii tlin ltl ItrW I
"rerU lost sight of. The incidents of life, (suffer-1
lug, hope, nrt'ections, ruiverty, sickness,) aro un -
known to tho capitalist; or II known, not recognlteu ,
in his cstimntn of dollars and cents. Ho walks I
Ibrough tho crowded workshops, nnd easting hisj
cyo over the sweating and begrimed toilers, revol-
v.ng in bis mind just these two ideas 'They cost j
we so niuc.b-tl.cy make me so much. li ev, s
exist and casus ot imiumoruhle. hardships reach bis
rs, be soothes his conscience by quoting to liim-
If that Sitanie theory, "Tho ne'eessary evil, of so-;
7o one can deny the existence of the "wrong"- j
the wrong of crushing tho life blood out of those
(hoso "lot It is to labor." This
or. Tins wrong hns gone
.H r... ...n ... ..... ..,:l k..l.ll .... (.. : 1
n , ... r.o. uu,.i unBuiuva nit n-,
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society. ino comiuou law is, that where there is
wrong there in always a tcuioily. Human equal-1
sty is tho law oi God. Distinctions in society thnt;
, ou,fot is. the intent of Provi-
Jenoo. Human sutlering is tho work of man. ?tn-
reii8t and man un just, and the evils in our so-
emleua&tion, ninety-nine times in a hundred, can
be cloarly traced back to that elmii of ptnonnl
winch is .the distinguishing eharactens-'
oo ot tue uia pnvilogea classes. '
of the iV;w York Ti ilmna, writing from "Down
South," tolls this anecdofo, which may help
Colonization Socioty along:
"Themuluttoes pride themselves amaziugly upon I
mcir wouo i.ioou. ma mccitng uctween an
ageiu 01 me uoioniz.uion a.Kieiy ana a company
oi ncgnsis, . .-oj .....c.,...UB,Uci, , i looim, alter
.goov.u.u..u M- ...,.., u u arose,
expatiated at length upon Africa as the home ,
tf Uia nolorrt.1 ...an. nnrl t he nronrietv ,,f ..It ..;!
. -.. ... , . . ..
race, ho should remuin m the hind of his fathers,
. . ... .... . .
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and lay his bones wilb Lis brothers, insisting
ID.it an "nigcrs soouia go io .iricy wunr dey
sum from." .
UsnEROEoi SD Railroad The 'Voico, of the
Fugitive,' paper printed by colored men in
Canada contains the cool anuounoemuot.
Throe likely young men have, just arriyod here.
on the cars of the Underground llailroad; one is
T . I. . TAV , t V 1 : 1 . . 1 .V... .
IiUlu ftiuuu ivuircrin u. i.iiiu.u, uj iiiuirmur two
L Daniel Vsvue. and Dr.Cook of Hedford Kv.
They wish u to say to these slave holders ,Lit;
they have had a very ploascnt trip out .Vw,!,!
. . 4 ..." .
at opportuuity offered, but concluded by remark-;w
ang that, as it .-us certain death to Anglo-S.!
4tud that they like tuoir nuoptea country inuea
-s-aod that they have all got into business. '
tU. Q- R. II. Fifteou arrivals at the Windsor!
of this thriving road since our hurt mi-'
mc lm 11 Mie was Iistend to with the ti
, interest nnl evi.knt delight. One of 1
,I't,;t''lWtlluln,1,lit.,isuft,rwi.rd said of
I " Mnio ii.no l.a.l suet, cu m iwling.
wl.it I .,.. lu. ... .n ..Ht...., ;t.
who expelled tho Viihtk
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(.Illirill.,crlI(.J by cl.aritv and work, or mercy
. . ,,,:,, n.vi.
i"v iiiiiii in m iiiou.illlil U.1IT1. "S nimv hiu nu
' r"" S .'"n
other reforms
'!0 ,l,,.v- JIr- J." """.n '"rl""''i' w',l'dw
'"nnecton With thcin, sonic lima previous, !
and is identified with tho movement of Progress-,
iivc Friend, wlioso reposition nf Sentiments' I
t li.. i
Lucy 5tono visited Newark N J., nftor the'
T l'rk tl,,v(!"!l"""' nnd ,u U ,,,rrc mw,,,,K.
" "ucxpoitcJ success. Nov lin4 meeting was'
rowdcd. 'lw 0wri werc crBllw4 n,,BlunJ
drcdSw,,e compelled to leave wi.h.mt getting in to;
most interne
' her most in-
tn liuiliiCA'l
.t i. ... i. ...... . . .'
' P stirrings oi my innermost
"jsoul before. I never vowed so solemnly before;
! "7 to lie n man, nswhon d,c was speaking.
' " ",r "0 "0 littleastowli.it I
1 1 never n..1i L,( in i,ii, .! ..,.1
such sacred resolves to live
tip to It, as nt this
ct.(HrJ yi((
i MJS A til, II IIKIIIII! IJIIIKITV 111 I II in 'II nil"
IK-v T1.- I f.. .1. . 1 .1.'
:b.llhelr.tl.l, meeting in Rmm .d,
ilile l-iaac 1. Ilixvper,
SIIIStlel MUOtS, U.1V0 tlOW. HS We loam. ISSUl'U W Hat
1 . .'
'"f J- ,l'rl" their testimony of disowntnctit against
, liowlund .f.l.nson.of this city, who had been an no-1
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, iivc on niiiii i.i iiieirsisiciy. i no enarges iiyiiinii
;.i. .....
wns nubliIll d in the Ti-ihuu. and hns been ext. n-
Pirculated, both in this con try and Kng-j
.,,,,. n.v refused to reccivo bin resi.mlioi.!
A". ". TriLune.
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VL I) C U 1 1" 5 I (I U C V 11 13 U CI I C.
Snlviu, Ohio, October H, 1N.13.
"'' ' m,4,",,omli"P t,,c K"-'Utive Committee, to
'"'"l'' Jl"!"ri,l as the rule, with all subscribers
to the Anti-Slavery llngle. In accordance with
this recommendation, the Kxecutive Committee np
in , , ... , ...
10' "C'1 " ,ub '"""" to examine the .p.esnon
a"'1 report upon the same. The following is their
report, which after duo consideration wns adopted
At the last Anniversary of the Western Anti-
Slavery Society, a resolution wns unanimously ad.;
'""""I'tinjf tlioailvance payment system ill the puV
Mention of the Iluglo, report thnt upon eonsidern-!
tion of the mntter, so far ns we aro able to weigh
the advantages, nml disadvantages of the rcspce-J
tivo nvstcm. wo nrc of opinion that the interests -
... ' . . ... . , ,,,
Hugle nnd of the cause it advocates would be1
advanced by adopting strictly, pnyment in nilvnuec1
rather Hum by continuing upon the plan heretofore j
Our opinion so far has been thai from two thirds
to three fourths of the amount l..o fro... nor ..J
yance system, our receipts would otpinl their pros
true, cllt amomit( , ,ile tho expenses or publication,
, , . . .. ' . ' , '
nil be counted upon as well upon the advance sys
weuiingto (f vnlcllt,s nnv X1 of lt
pe terms would of course be upon those
who became subscribers, and continue so on tho
credit system. From this class it is belioved thnt
,lc hlu, nevor rcc(.ivcJ any r(.CUIliftry nd-'cided
"'"K"' T,Ut ip- Rmou"t r"',;'iv,d frT "ueh-
them who pay, is not moro than sufficient to
leouipcnsato for the loss by these who do not.
I1(,Ke we helioe it demanded by the interests of
our cause and the paper that tho system of strict,
ted since we huvo been connected with tho paper
M e(litor. ""d vn""y greator sum previous to that
the;,iuie' We think it poor policy in any way it can
be viewed, to spend from six to ten hundred dol-
,ar" P" a,1"HI" in sending an unti-slavery newspa-
.pre-eut subscribers include, very Tew, we hope
noll6 of this sort. Wo endeavored to shake off all
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l0 ie ,,,1;
,j0oroil nt
't"T,'r " "' "" " . ne are
glad to state tlmt our subscription list is increas-
ing through the earnest efforts of our leetur
Dopot ing agent, and faithful abolitionists In various lo
BOUUCf entities. t.iite a nuniWr of the pledge of suhscri-1
KrihrT. j, nt nloM .,. we ,.., . clMo,., OI1 1
scr.oers, is m mosi nu we enn noiio lo collect, on
... . .... , , '
""l't system. ith from 30 to 50 per cent.
less subscribers, than w e now hnve, nimu the nd-1
. .. . . .. ....
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would be materially diminished; and of course the!
amount of expenditures ovur receipts also dimin- !
" e areconniient mat tne present sue otoursul:
seription list, would not bo reduced, to a urenter
degreo than tho 30 to 50 per cent, nbovo roared to,
nof ie diffiul nf obtaiS no
ling now HuljNoribcrs .li
PVrlllMlVlt fiilrnnA ivivninnf uf.fi.ni Htuit' rf
tl,o0 ow subscribers to the Buule hnve ljeen ae-
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,)pen ""l"'" of them, and many of the new sulr-
scribers aro doing tho same, of course these could
pnyment in advance should be adopted.
Aftep tho coniacrnti.io of this report, tho follow-
"'f5 rosolution was ado ted, none present Uisscn
Hcmlml, Unanimously, Thnt the recommenda-
,ion of,lie rcPort ot tlie Committee on Buglo be
adopted; thnt with now aubscriliers it go into ope-
ration immediately, but that wo allow old suhscri-!
unli, Ut ,rj lm off fa . M
, . . ; . ' J .
"""" ",v" '"u, ui which uiuo
all who do not pre-pay for their paper will be stick-
'"J'0"' .,,h I""'
From the above it will be seen that hence forth,
now suoscrioers musi accompany meir names witn ,
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lm iiioucy. aiii. .inn uii prcscui Buuscrioers wuo :
r.t. v tin llu.ir arrnarnffM Ami aiiil nil.-n......
i.' '
paymeiii lor me coming year, ne nope ail win
do this promptly, and lot us go forward, knowing
:UHt wimt aro j,,;, lg
This course webolioro will be found best for all
This course wo believe will be round best for all
concerned, and the best economy for the paper.
Xl,oUt)ands or dollars now stand upou tho books or
. .
.l.v .:iuij ngu.l.ni uui.l.qucni SUSlTIOerS. .llorO
than fifteen hundred dollars havo thus necummiila-
I"-r " ""U u.v ...... uooes.y cnoiign to pay,
alter having sui.scri.,e.l. ftucli is vory poor stock,
out oi wnicn to manunu-turo abolitionists. Our
(. tongago, ana we non t intend tempting any-
iisgrace in future A largo num-
subscribers have always paid in
s.l.niwiii. niirl tit At tifiimrtriiAasi it ti 4 lint Lay Ann-
T. . ' . V.V . . .
l.l.l l,n mniitlAA In vo on ttl.h Ih mil,li..nlu,n
bled tho committee, to go on w ith the publication.
The Committee has not thought it best, as is tho
fashion, to put up the nominal price of the paper
and then reduce it to clubs. We put it at the low.
ost possible price to all, and thus give to all the ad
vantages of the club pnee. 1 he paper is now tho
.Kaii mint one of its class in the county, and we m-iah
roake it a bctter paying one "than any other we
know of. We think it is worth tho money tliut is
, . .. . , , . . .
"" for " "''"-"'. nothing of
" eonnoct.on with the ei.use, and we should like
u haie every one else who thinks so and wonts the
I .... k! ......... I L..1 w.
Its made ottho oniinivcrsnry hav been ahogcth-
or or in part reJeenu-.l. nnd the rest we doubt not
will be within the timo specified,
""'"er said he should uot attempt to over-
dislon ,.f ,1,. Supreme Court, and would
therefore discharge the defendants on thesownr
tUiralyrrnyrti,, , .
'Iy Uoubta but that it wns the intention of
0f law." JJut this fraction of our Constitution, we
suppose, like the section of the anti-kidnapping act
Roes for nothing, since the Federal Court has ,U
that a slave claimant may catch, hold, and
""" "'"'"' h"'t warrant or any judicial
authority, providing ho can doit without disturbing
the pence, l'erhnps it wns this decision which set
asido the Constitution of Ohio, and the aboe see
to tion of the net, under which Bloom was arrested.
iirevioiiclv decided tube unconstitutional, br Judges
: ....
Hardin and Bloom, who attempted, unsuccess-
11.11, umia luwi M'jmlfM allien III Viiltlftn m.l. rml
" . .... .. .....
man, liy tlic nnme ot vt atKins, nnvc lieen tried Tor
kidnapping nnd released. It wasclcar enough that
thcv m, ntlen.pted the abduction, but tho judge
' decided tlmt it was not elenr thnt Watkins was a
fre!nmn, nm, thi, the kidnnppi. statute explicitly
i i. i j
required, nnd on this ground thixy were discharged,
Immediately n warrant was issued for their ar
rest under the following section of the same act.
That no person or person shall in any manner
ii'-ii".'i v Km ij ,rui "i iiiiiviMv iii'wiiKnnm
.... . . . a .
ffiHiri Z ZZZ
Hrsoi. I s' lore sonn? judge or justice of tho peace
in niv coiiiiiv wi.cifj sucn u iu s iir iiniiitiio Hereon
was taken nud there, agreeably to the laws of the
I'nited States, eitahliidi bv proof, his or their tiro-
I V "
iiiirf . it, mi..!! 1.1.1.-1, ... Mitii.tiii, iMifkin "
! This section however it was alleged, bad been
k nckli.r( ami inu uf t ho Ninreuie (.ntirtor t) id.
these "'' kidnap W ntkm
There wns no pr"f
was now or ever had been a glnve. His
elamnnt never n.a.Io bis mnmnnn.. .Tn.br
' ' "
Spooner censured the conduct of the dcfcnrlunts,
but he found in his mind a itottW of the legal frec-
dom of WntUins, and be was hound to give tho de-
tcmlants, the benelit or that doubt.
Thus there would seem to be on every hand, nil
possible facilities ufTbrdcd for kidnapping in Cin
cinnati, and all possible assurance of impunity to
tho mercenary wretches w ho choose to embark in
the business. First, Judge M'l.cnn eoiidoscrnd
to play commissioner and sanctifies the fugitive law
by bis argument, decision and high position. He
brings tho I'. S. tiovernment to the work of kid
napping. It is it litixiiv:. Xcxt comes Judge
Flitin and declares Ohio a slave stale. Our judges
a sort of understrapper Commissioners and our
police officers lackeys for the slave holders. F.n
eonrnged by this decision, Whom a ylice oflirrr of
the city, commenced tho kidnapping business.
Fortunately his victim was rescued by the
people ni;d now iiiijorlvhakly llloom
ann nis assin iato is rescued irom ino penitentiary
by Judge Spooner. And thus impunity is declared
to man-stealing in Cincinnati by Courts of nil sorts
and judges of all grades. As might bo expected,
we learn that attempts to kiiidm.p have of late
i r i .. . -i .
w onderfully increased in the city. H by should
they not increase, with such eminent facilities.
The following from a Ciuciuiintti paper is to this
"Since the fugitive McQuary was taken back
into slavery by tho order of Jiuig McLean, slave-
l"ters hav e become nmre bold and several attempts
at Kuinnoniuir nave neon nnvio in mu citv. iiiio.
.. i , .,
at kidnnppiii
flir ,,y ha
mve been defeated, those who were
having been nbln to clearly establish
their freedom, nnd some of tho kidnappers have
been lodged in jail, and are likely to timl a few
years of rest from their labors in tho colls of the
nitontinrv. On tho part ot the claimants, there
hns licen no want of disposition to swear to cuouir.li
eonsign tho freo-born to hoiieless bondage ; nor
should we wonder at this false swearing, for tho
temptation is great, and it would bo vory difficult to
show that it requires more depravity to tnko a false
oath, than to rob a human being of his liborty
r I. r i:. ..
denrest treasure he can possess, and a natural right
bestowed by (jiod himself. Thus toswear, we think
awful ; thus to rob, wo nid by fugitive laws admin
istered by Christian judges."
Why is it thnt tho section from the kidnapping
act we quote nlsivo is unconstitutional ? We hare
IH I ...t.I.V ...iv.v 1" M. , , ...,.. 'III. , ,. V I.U.V
and don't know any thing of tho ground they may
have taken. Wo have ulways thought that the
Constitution of Ohio provided that a umn should
not bo "deprived of liberty except by duo process
But wdinlover the prctanco by which it has been
done, Ohio is but one of the eoiopiercd provinces of
the slnveholdiiig oligarchy. That power works her
will nnd pleasure among us, siiniircesinir our Con-
stitution, bribing our judicial officers, and corrupt-
,ig and deceiving our people. We arc aslavehold-
big and a slavery-ridden Stnto. When shall thero
be found among us manhood enough to assert our
,cm ,
"""-l" u,,v" i
yy0 in,.,.rt.y i1010 tll0 M!,uo Law v;n J,
lImt u 1romiscil for it in cae electioneering til
,u wl."".h c,,": "" 0ur 1,i-1,0 b
Wo sincerely liopo the Maiuo Law will do ail
muddy-headed nnd less servilo-heartcd. and make
some provision T.v which oitir.cn of Ohio mnv lie
.... ... .
proloctcil Irom ki.liiappors, I liey have aliout ns
... r..
v. v.-ngo.
Philip's Church present claiming thi.ir oeclesiasti
Wd Cal rights, so surely was Mr. Jay present a. their
" w "
fionifl e ic lit vpura nmi. Mi T,ln .T.. ..r
Episcopal ChurYh, elniuied admission a. members
of tho Annual Convention of that church, for the
delcgntes of a respoctuhle cnlorod church of tho
City of New York. Ho was repulsed, his proposi
tion troatcu with contempt, nnd .Mr. Jay himself,
loaded with somo or that insult which is the por
tion or tho colored man, nnd or all his faithful rep
resentatives and advocates, and which nnn know
better how to bestow, thun somo of the clergy and
church members of this country. But no contempt
0r insult could discourage Mr. Jay. Year after
year as surely as the Now York Episcopal Conv
tion met, so surely were the delegates of the St.
advocato, and so surely wero ho and they repulsed
This year tho scene has been re-enacted, but with
a different result. Success has crowucd his efforts
Mr. Jay's perseverance, is a modol for imitation, as
Ins success cannot full to oncourngo every despised
anu laiimui reiormcr.
Tho Tribune, says of it:
After patiently standing at the door of the Con
no. in jrnrs or more, tne r.pisconalum
tiulr ... rin..H -1 . I ,L .... .
,., ,.-.iim bik.u., .mi .no graiineauon or see
ing theirchosen representative admitted. The vote
in their favor was remarkably large, and seems to
indicate that in practice at loiist Mr. Jay's often rc-
lucieo nnieniiment lias liscu adopt.!, ,,,u tm r.
vi.gi.ui.iu nnu, ait.l.iss.ou oi (si. I'lllll
It lm I'lnrn...
gavo 180 ayes to 15 nays; and the laity 70 aves to
'13 nays, making a clear majority of l(il out o"f 57
votes. This is a gratifying u idencc of liberal aud
wuij nrimutu ic.mug, on wnicn wo heartily con
grand ite tho member of the Convention and of
the Church they represent. Ami the n.l
unpopular mini may v. ell lake new hoart from the
success of Mr. Jay in a eoe which seemed so hope-
CoLo.viitAtioN. Tho Pennsylvania Freemnn con
tains an account of an tnti-colonliation mooting
held in Philadelphia, on the 30th of August, It
was designed to counteract the effects of the labors
of Her. J. M. Pease and Elliot Cresson, who bad
been lecturing on the subject in that region. Roli
ert Purvis, C. L. Remnnd, Miss M. A. Shadd, Miss
F. Watkius, nnd others participated in the discus
sions. A strong expression was given against the
purposes and iulluenee of tho American Colonisa
tion Society. Mr. Purvis "said though Africa was
the Oardeu of Eden, in comforts, Ac. he could not
for a moment countenance or trust the cobmitation
scheme, seeing that slaveholders nnd theirapwlogist
nre among its most active supporters Their pre
tended sympathy amounted to nothing moro thnn
the simVn fact of their desiring to get rid of the
free colored people, that they might the more se
curely hold tho slaves in bondage."
The Massachusetts Whigs have held a Nominat
ing Convention. It nominated a number of candi
dates for Uovornor and Lieutenant Oovornor, who
were present and declined. In consequenco of
their number, the president congratulated tho Con
vention on the fjiiril of renignntion w hich prevailed.
To get one to stick they finally hit upon tho
happy expedient of nominating a enndidnto who is
absent in Europe, nnd of ou.irro could not resign
during the session of the Convention. Smart and
lucky aro these Yankee Whigs,
Tho follow ing letter should havo boon inserted
on our first page, with the proceedings of the Pro
gressive Friends.
To Friends of Michigan, Genesce and Green Plain
by the Yearly Meeting of Progressive Friends met
at Salem, Ohio.
Pr.iR Friknds: In tho love of that Hivinc truth
w hich breathes joy and peace to the whole brother
hood of man, we address you as fraternally occupy
ing the same high position with ourselves.
We apprehend that great good may be neeom
plished by s.ndal religious association, if that as
sociation is based upon true, liberal principles,
where nil enn rcnlico nnd exercise tho responsibili
ties thnt duty and truth enjoin upon them, where
no privileged orders exist to cramp and crush the
uprisings of truth in those whom bigoted fancy
assigns moro bumble positions.
True association developes our lulent goodness,
enlarges our understandings, increases our rationnl
enjoyment, happifies our social natures, and helps
us to renllizo tho deep fountains of wisdom nnd
inspiration, that God has opened for his rational
creation to enjoy. In our social position w cinfiuence
each other for good, stimulate each other to become
mediums of glad tidings to our fellow men, nnd
exercise the glorious privileges or tho sons of Clod.
Everywhere Rod and tho attributes of truth are
the same, but tho different ages and conditions of
men appreciate more or less of divine truth in pro
portion to their perceptions nud tho stand point
they occupy in regard to truth. While on tho one
hand wo should receive no rcvolntion either jowish,
mnhnmedun, pagan or christian as oracles for us.
let wo believe that the word of God which is ex
pounded through our divine nature, has gone forth
in all ages of the world, and true hearts have res
ponded to it as the voice of Clod, and purer and
bettor thoughts have been generatod thereby, and
although nil revelation must he more or less im
perfect, yet wo can but tie thankful that the rich
streams af inspiring wisdom are open to all who
seek their living realisation. Tho jewish, pagan
and christian sacred books, although from the na
ture of things, falliblo, nnil'novcring much error
under their "thus snith tho Lord," yet they con
tain gem of thought and wisdom, which consti
tute a part of the written nnd "great unwritten
irnrJ of God." Which tho future progression of
men shall yet dcvelope.
Peur Friends, let us not look buck to tho grnves
of our ancestors for tho oracles of divine truth, but
permitting tho wisdom of the past to havo its true
merit impressed upon us, may we press forward to
ward the light that attracts us upward and onward,
realizing that a more suro word of truth is there,
thun in the misty revelations of bygone ages; that
we hnve fresher springs or revelation to satiate our
thirst, after the infinite Divine, than taking for au
thority tho assumed revelation of others. Let us
follow tho example and teaching of those who are
held up as patterns for our admiration, only so fur
as they harmonizo with the reason and divinity
within us.
The subjects of slavery, war, intemperance, the
inequality of sex and condition, capital punishment
the best method of treating criminals, and other
humanitary interests, hns claimed our attention
and something has been done wo hope, to hasten
tho jubilco, when tho lion and the lamb ahull lio
down togother, when tho man strong in his animal
propensities shall give way to the spirit of the lamb
and the child of wisdom and love shall lead him.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29th, 1853.
Editur of the Anti-Silarery Bugler
Sir: I am much pleased with your paper, as it
speaks the truth boldly and fearlessly. Tho Nat.
Era bore does pretty well, perhaps quite as much
so as is prudent just now. In a few yoars how-
over, our colored fellow citizens will be strnug
enough for somo defiuito action. Every month
adds to their numbers, while slaves decrease, and
it cannot bo very long before slavery will bo abol
ished by law In this District. The frco colored
pooplo have churches and schools, and are fast ac
cumulating property, and may in time, (if we havo
members of Congress that will not sell their souls
to tho slave driver,) secure a strong influence.
Every now and then an opportunity offers to free
somo poor souls, who are willing to forego the
natural love of thoir offspring for the blessing of
Some of our friends I And, uro for aliolishing
the constitution, rather thun not alsilish slavery ;
hut wliore is the necessity for any such move ?-
'PI. ... !.. l.l.l. ... ... ..
iniii iiintruiueiii sxprvss.y uociares mat "all INCH
aro born frco and equal." Now it really strikes
me tliut the ouly question to bo determined, is
whether the negro bo a man ? that once decided
ill theitfhmativo,and w ho doubts that it, it would be
the true course to go into the slave States, take
out a writ of huliea corjiui, and demand a dis
charge of all tho slaves under tho constitution,
which is tho law paramount, in fact the hiyher laie.
( would like t seo a McLean or any other judge
refuse o order the slave to bo restored to freedom,
under that sacred Instrument. You shall hear
from ins again cro long. X.
If our correspondent moans to assert thnt Judire
McLnn would not do the act of which he speaks.!
he is eertninly mistaken. The Higher Law is no
authority with him, or any other I'nited States'
Judgv, Otir friend's habeas corpus plan won't
work in the slave states, till we can get a some
what grculcr respect created for it north of Mason
and Dixon's line. Wo are of the number who
would abolish the Constitution rather than slavery
shall Inst. If that was tho alternative would not
the writer adopt it himself, if ho could? En.
FARMER, Defiance Co., O.
As I was about to leave West Unity for Bryan,
the county sent of Williams Co., I received word
that some person was recturing on abolitionism at
La Fayette, a town on my way to Bryan, and that
he was anxious that I should speak on Sunday fore
noon. It being on the road to the nlrovo plncc,
where I had to speak in the evening, I went, ac
companied by Oeorgo Carpenter. When I arrived
I found quite a meeting assembled lo hear the
stranger. I found the gentleman who was holding
meeting to be a Mr. Bowman, formerly of Stark
county, now a resident of the place from whence I
write. He was for sonic years a preacher among
the " l'nite.1 Brethren," but now frco from such and
nil other eeclcsinstieal fellowship. Of course, we
wore glnd enough to see each other ; I, to think thnt
there was one in this vnst rogion who was not
ashamed or the Gospel of Liborty; lie to meet so
very unexpectedly an agent of tho Society, whose
cause he was endeavoring to subservo single and
alone. While on this subject, I will give a short
history of this .brother, In whom I have become
somewhat interested. At the time Mr. Gnrrison
visited Ohio, ho wns member of tho Muskingum
Conference, travelling in tho neighborhood of Mns
silon. Ifo attended tho meetings held thero by
Gnrrison, Foster nnd others, and was convineod of
the justice of our cause. Ho begun nt once to make
confessions of faith, and to preach the doctrine or
" No union with slaveholders." Ho also embraced
non-resistance views. After some time ho moved
into this region, and became a member of the
Sandusky Conference. His views of truth and
duty continued to become more clear and compre
hensive, so consequently, his reproof of sin and
sinners became moro pointed and frequent. This
brought him Into contact with his senior preacher
on the subject, who preached regularly on his track
in opposition. Finally he wns arraigned for his
abolitionism, and thon for his non-resistaneo ; but
in securing conviction for these sins they failed.
But Bnding him heretical on the Sabbath question,
the Quarterly Conference passed him over to the
Annual Conference, where, in his absence, he was
found guilty of holding and teaching doctrines sub
versive of the discipline and good morals. At the
same time tho Conference nffinned their confidence
in his honesty and integrity, appointing the Editor
of the " Tclcscopo" to labor with him. Month after
month passed, and none camo to snvo him. So to
save himself, he formally withdrew from the body.
At the next Coherence he was published in the
minutes as " withdrawn." Ho is a young man
about twenty-eight yenrs of ago, owns a f.irm at
this place, and since his disconnection with the
church, has labored around tho country preaching
the doctrines of liberty nnd peace, frequently
walking ten and even twenty miles to hold meetings
on Sunday, when he hod no other means, and thnt
without fee or reward snve tho reward of a good
conscience. Ho has taken the Liberator all this
time, but was altogether ignorant of our Wostern
movements, I trust that now the gulf between
us is filled up, or nt least bridged over, he will be
a valuable auxiliary to our cause. He is dotermincd
to spread light, and has already put fifteen dollars
into my hands to furnish him a supply. I nm sure
you will pardon this rcferenco to an individual, ns
such a case is interesting to alt.
Woll, at La Fayette I spoko in tho morning and
afternoon, to a deeply interested audience, w ho had
never heard such things bofore. I sold every book
of every kind I had with mo, and obtained half a
dozen subscribers to the Bugle.
Leaving the seed sown, I went on to Bryan, nnd
spoke in tho Court House, after an adjournment
from the largo school houso where all preach.
Thero arc no churches in Bryau yet, nnd long before
tho time of meeting the school house wns filled to
overflowing, Tho Court House was well filled, to
tho astonishment of every person. Numbers wcut
e T v i .i . i. , .
iniii. xu juvii.o aim me unjoining towns, i was
kindly receivod by mnny of the Frco Soil eitizons.
Mr. Blakoslco, from tho Reserve, is a lawyer here,
and the candidate for Representative, He is a very
radical anti-slavery man. He told me he had at
tended meetings held at Chagrin Falls, by Mr. and
Mrs. Foster and myself. There is also another
lawyer hore named Smith, who is very liberal. But
none showed moro manliness and treated me with
more kindness, welcoming me to his home and
kocping mo there all the time I was in the place,
than Mr. ratterson, the Steward of the M. E
Church, and Deputy Treasurer of the county. Ho
is a very thorough man, spoaks right out fur freedom,
and will not bo fettered. I heard him demand from
both the proachcrs that they attend my meetings,
and that thoy wore bound to prcueh the anti-slavery
Gospel. I reel confident that they must do this, or
they got littlo support from him ; doubtful if thoy
do long any way. I spoke there three times, the
interest increasing to the last. A good deal or out
door excitement prevailed, and a good many of the
old ridiculous charges wero repeated both by priests
and statesmen, but none would venture to utter a
word iu the .meetings, although repeatedly urged
to do so. Confident am I that the eyes of many
were opened to seo tho truth as thoy bad never seen
it before.
Bryan is in the midst of a beautiful and very
rich country. A railroad is building close by it,
Trom Toledo to the capital of Michigan, which will
holp it much.
There is no place in the westorn country that I
know of so abundantly watered. It ought to be
callod " The City of Fountains." The town is full
of them, aud with a small outlay thoy mieht bo
inado very ornamental. They bore dowu uhout
sixty feet, where the water is struck. A tuho is
then put in a few foot down and the water risos iu
some cases to twelve feel above the surfuce, and
runs a heavy stream continuously. I saw two of
those fountains close together, from each of which
thero flowed eight strouins from spouts put in the
centre tube, each as thick as a man's finger. Mr.
Editor, suppose you had one of those novor-failine'
fountains at your door ! If you had, I think you
would be apt to to turn water-doctor. The water is
slightly touched with sulphato of iron, yet so soft
that Ihe people wash with it. I wish such blessings
were a little more equully divided.
I loft Bryan for this place on Wednosdnv. almost
shaking with ague, and commenced meetings the
same evening. But my article is growing too long,
aud I must reserve this till I write aguin.
Yours, W,
Sept. 23. 1853.
RAISIN, Sep. 25th, 1853.
Dear M.tail-s: Our friends the Foster's having
concluded to visit Ann Arbor prior to tho conven
tion, returned to Adrian on Tuesday last, and on
Wednesday evening, .Stephen met Mr. Wellman,
for the discussion of the voting question. A large
audience assembled in Bidwell's Hall, nnd a great
degree of interest was manifest through the even
ing. Mr. Wellman commenced the discussion, and
after a strong expression of his abhorrence of sla
very, and a graphic picture of its unmitigated evils,
went on in a manner peculiarly his, to lay down
some positions which he evidently deemed impreg
nnbte, and afterwards to give his views of the
power and effects of moral suasion. He took tho
ground that moral suasion was the head and heart
of a great morn! enterprise, and that political no
tion was the hand to carry it through practically.
He illustrated his views of moral suasion without
political action, by referring to the anecdote of a
man going to Boston, who refused to take the cars,
but harnessed to bis wagon a span of toads.
Again lie compared it to n locomotive without a
rail-road, which on being fixed up and the steam
lot on, could not possibly proceed ; but could only
niako two or three revolutions of Its wheels, with
no other effect than to dig up the ground a little,
and throw dust in people's eyes. Ho then com
pared it to a nightmare, which prevented all kind
of progress, and rendered nugatory every effort.
After speaking three foorths-of nu honr he yiolded
tho floor to Stephen, who did not have any great
difficulty in showing up in their true light, the
arguments nnd opinions ndvniiced, nnd who soon
had the large audience before him completely ab
sorbed in close attention to his masterly exposi
tions. At the close of the evening, Mr. Foster
offered to continue the discussion, but the offer
was declined. He then gave notice that he would
speak again on the next evening, in continuation
of the subject, offering one half the time to any
ono who might wish to discuss with him.
On the following evening Mr. Wellman again
appeared on the platform, and commenced by ray
ing that as he believed he had been misunderstood
the evening before, and had his positions misrep
resented by Mr. roster, bo would go into a recap
itulation of bis former argument. To this Mr.
Foster objected, as tho discussion had been closed
thoevoning bef.ro, by his(Mr.Wellinau's) declining
to continue it, nnd as to tho nlledged misrepresent
ations, ho had actually assented to tho correctness
of Mr. Foster's statements of bis positions. Mr.
Wellman however went on with his recapitulation,
as he called it, in the course of which he evinced
tho animosity of tho unyielding disputant, rather
than the spirit of tho sincere enquirer after truth.
At the close of the meeting the Odd Fellows' Hall
was offered gratuitously fr Stephen to loeturo in,
the following evening, and upon tho question being
submitted to tho nudienco with regard to having
tho meeting, a unanimous assent resounded from
all parts of tho large ussenibly. This meeting
however was occupied by Abby with a very effec
tive address. Sho had lectured the previous eve
ning nt Teeuinsch, and had left nn apsintmont for
Stephen for that ovening. They finish their work
nt Tceumseh to-day, nnd start for Ann Arbor to
morrow, whenco we expect to hour a good report
of their lalsirs. Tho cause is evidently making
good headway aliout Adrian,
We have as yet seen no account of this emphati
cally "higher law" anuireriarg. We only know
that it passed off without the disturbance or moles
tation which was threatened nnd which was doubt
less desired by hunkers, Mr. Smith hns forwarded
us the following address of the Convention to their
countrymen. It is sublimely grand in its heroic
positions. Only such positions practically applied,
can nbolish slavery. They striko nt the root of the
evil. They dcvelope a practical christinnity,
which nil can understand, nnd which nono can
successfully reason down. It contrasts most grand
ly with thnt timid, or tricky political anti-slavery,
which indirectly hopes to cheat slavery out of
existence. To abolish it incidentally, and by in
direct action, nnd to establish liberty by false pre.
fences. It is revolutionary nnti-slavery, and for
that wo liko it. We must come to that before we
ever succeed. Everything as it regards slavery, is
wrong side up. We must "turn and overturn,"
before anything will come right. The address is a
grand rebuko to that two-faced anti-slnvery, which
is vory abuudant, which will hold, catch and return
a slave as a politician, at noon, nnd'snoakiugly
bide, or help him to Cnnnda at midnight. But here
it in. We will not detain tho reader from it longer
thnn to say again, ire like it.
To our Coi-ntrwex: '
We speak not to our neighbors only, but to all
our countrymen also. We speak to them all, be
cause it is tho interest of thcin all, and the right of
thorn all, to know what is our justification for our
startling aud reprehended conduct. Whon the
acknowledged laws of a land are deliberately and
conccrtedly trampled on, all its inhabitants nre vi
tally affected, and justly alarmed by the moment
ous occurrence; and they are entitled to know, as
well us concerned to know, w hy this assault has
been made upon thoir Government. Government,
to bo a blossing to the people, must be sacred ' to
the people.' They must feel, that the wrong, which
is done to it, is done to themselves. Every insult
to a just Government must be as promptly resent
ed by its subjects, as if offered to themselves. It
is offered to themselves. Emphatically it is, whon
the Government, liko our own, is one of the peo
ple's choice.
We admit, that we nre the rescuers of Jxrrt.
All of us are such. If we did not all use our
hands in rescuing him : if we did not all partici
pate In tho oounsels, which resulted in bis rescue;
if we did not all make ourselves legally liublo for
it : nevertheless, the fact, thut we all approve it,
nukes us all his morally responsible rescuers :
and thut is to be his rescuers, In tho highest
We admit, that we knew, that they were ninhH
tors of Government, out of whose hands wo rescued,
Jerry ( and that they had the great political par
ties, and Acts of Congress, and Opinions of Judg
es, and, above all, the received Interpretations of
tho Federal Constitution, for their countenance
and shelter. We admit, therefore, that we are
guilty of great disrespect for " the powers that
bo" guilty, indeed, of setting ourselves in amy
against the Government, and of taking tho attitude
of revolutionists and rebels. '
We admit, that we knew, thai the Doctors of
Divinity, and the great mnjurity of the' Churches,
and the current religion of the country were ou
the side of these mlniutprs pf fjoyprnineut ; and
thut our rescue of Jerry was, therefore, an au. of
glaring, dfiHupt Ipfidelity, in the popular sonse of
infidelity, ' ,
We admit, that we know, thut the men, against
whom wr went, were armed, spd that we, therefore,

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