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THE ANTI-SLA VERY HUG LIS.
THE MANCHESTER CONFERENCE. An Antt-Slvrcry Conference has jnit horn hob! In the great cotton capital of England, tlio object ot which has been to utter an indignant oomlnmnntioh uf the great Republic's most Kllr'" tsvit. and, lit tlio snino time, indicate tho courso of economical procedure which ought by Great Britain to lie pur sued. Tlio object itimnil at is two-fold first, to toll the American people, and especially the Amer ican churches, thn magnitude ot their crime in re taining in cruel, degrading and disgusting bondage three nnd a-half iiiilliunn of thoir follow huwans; and, secondly, to stir un in this ooiintrv a demand from the Government of tho I'nilcd Kingdom, that tho Administration of affaire in India ho such ns to develop the all but illimitnhlo cotton-producing resousca of that vast territory. The former of theso methods of demonstration is intended to let our trnnsatlintie cousins know that, whilo we nd miio their country, their go-ahead freedom n Anglo-Saxons, their commerce, their nlimint every thing, we stand in unutterable ntonishment nt their cool trampling in tho dust of their African kindred that tho more wo look at their position In respect of slavery, and especially ns it mingles in the blood of their churches, and is again slid terod uddor ecclesiastical connivance, the more do we deplore and abominato this most vilo pollution n , i. ....i:.:..i i :i r..i.:.. : i. r. :,,l il luij lF.,lllll, iiul OUIIUI IIIUIIU III IllU l fia.L.. States and that wo are resolved to let them hear of this monster contradiction on their soil till, by American energies, it be lifted op and done away forever The latter method of agression is to . be. ny transferring gradually our dependence Tor cotton I supply from the Southern .stales of the Union tho icreat plains of Ilindostan und other posses- sioni of Great Britain in tho eastern hemisphere, Now, whether feasibility lies in tho British In dian scheme, or whatovor amount of exertion is de manded to work it out, the matter lies within our selves. It is but the action of a just and fostering government towards the vast millions placed under tho Crown of England that is required to urge on the production ot tho raw material, which would be willingly exchanged for the products o( our in dustry and skill. In pursuing this course, we awaken no jealosy, we inflict not even a fancied international wrong. The United Kingdom is ben efitted, und the advancement of our Anglo-Indian possessions secured. But in the courso of Ameri can reproof, which it is proposed to revive and car ry on, wo encounter at the outset the pride of a' nation, and run no little risk ol .resentful taont and recriminations. But let tho disclosures of Mi. Bishop, who witnessed the slave market in Uichmond, and those of Mr. Pillsburv, comes fresh from tho shores of his own sbivehold- : i i l. i i i , ii , I!ll lAIUI, 113 .11TUM.'U, I1IIU IIOW MldlCS HIIOUIU 06 maintained bv human, not to say Christian, tongues on this sido the Atlantic waters, does to us seem a marvel. Tho former of these gcntlemon not only witness ed, w ith all amaieinent and horror, the rulfian auc tioneer and the callous dealers in human flesh, handling with revolting and shameless familiarity the poor crouching victims of their cupidity, but tho tearing asunder of tho most sacred ties. The mother and her children weeping and clinging to each other separated torn asunder as if there had been no more humanity in the case than in the separation of a butcher's herd. And tho scenes thus witnessed were not tho accidental far-between instances of occasional evil, but the daily return ing traffic of Columbia's human shambles. Ko wonder Mr. Bishop felt the boiling tide of indigna tion almost to much to restrain. It was tho na tive movement of unbribed humanity. It was the homage of British freedom to the eternal laws which rule the moral universe. And but for the debasing influence of fumiliarity with great crimes, tbore was not a heart on the soil of Virginia, which, if brought into contact with the vile vissage of sla very for tho first time, and tresh from the genuine powor of Christian principles, but would have curoed the unutterable evil thus daily enacted in tho slave-market of the South. It requires the contract of incessant usago to bluut the sense of the diabolical wrong innictcd by slavery ; and how terrible must the deadening process be, when Christian men and Christian ministers can stand by, in all meekness and gentleness, without a shout of indignation as Uod's redeemed creatures arc made the sport and butt, and vilo commodity ot a drunken auctioneer ! Mr, I'ilisburv's reference A ,l.a ..t..riniv n-liw-d lliA nlrinnl ft-Il.ua rM.r...- taws. Cherokces, and so forth-havo received at i the hands of their republican protectors, sets forth tho flagrancy of American slavcholding in chur ucteristic colors. These Indian imitators of the white man have passed laws analogous to those which obtaiu in the slave-holding States. Ho teaching for the slave; no shelter for the runaway hlavo, uo morcy to African flesh. Setting up a government for themselves, these tribes of tho far West join hand in hand with the heartless spolia tors, who hold in bondage tho woolly-headed Indi ans of another clime. So that the red men of tho forest and the prairie are taught to spurn and tread in the dust the poor children of Ethiopia. And, coupling with these signs of the slaveholder's might, the passage of the Nebraska Bill, wo can scarcely wonder that the darkest and most indig nant apprehensions arise ns to the foul evil which t lints the political action of the federal Union. No wonder that such a conference was held ; no wonder that such resolutions wore passed ; and no wonder that smeh earnest expostulutions were i emitted by the various speakers who drew attention to America's wrong inflicted on her three mil lions of slaves. But prudence, nnd political sagacity, and non interference of other States, und a thousand other lazy, temporising shams will arise and attempt to choke the utterance of right. Look at home ; your own drunkenness, starving needle-women, and prowling, sevage, untaught myriads attend to these remove your own fetters, set your own so cial and political fabric aright, and then look over the waters. No doubt our delinquencies are many and grave, and the work to be done in nil our great towns sufficiently appalling, lo that work we urge attention. But with all our poverties, vice, ignorance, crime, and other evils, there is not any thing on the earth sanctioned by public law, pro tected by public opinion, and smiled on by tho teachers of tho christian faith, that for a niomer.t stands parallel with, a irginia slave man. jiere it is that Jonathan stands without a Moloch of Uichmond slavo-dealinj Christian Moloch, beats all creation peer, llie as being a -Eng. J'aper. NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN METHODISTS. The following homo thrusts are from the llich tii oud Adcocate, an organ of Southern Method ic: "I. Slavery in form and fact exists in the North ern Methodist Church as truly as it does in the Southern. If slaveholding be a sin, if connection with slavery be sinful, they are as deeply involved in tin, aud are as guilty as we are. They can neiUier deny the fact, nor evade the conclusion. v 2. bra. nd, Elliot and Watson, (Chicago,) re siiifani sppjse "the new rule" of the Troy Confer ence fur the extirpation of slavery from the Church. They are therefore the advocates oi slavery in the Church, and are as really pro-slavery as any who raied for tit removal of the ninth section. 3. Biitthay retaia the ninth Motion. Yes. But for whatt - As a law? No such thing. Only as a protest against slavery. Wonderful. A protest against slavery in the ministry aud tho officiary of the ohurch ; but an act of toleration, an apology for it, and a defence of it among the laity. It was not pro-slavery, but hostility to doctrines so false. distinctions to unjust, and to a protest uttering its inconsistencies with a face so double and a voice no cracked, that we turned it out. If they are con sistent they will follow our wholesome example, or else conform it to the facts and make it declare all slavekoidine to be wrong ; and then, if they eannot cure the evil, extirpate it from the Church. In uch an event, one might respect thoir consistency txta while deploring their folly. i Culd hi Ir.-Pnof. Stowe, who boa tow tezuttared in kaavan Dot to shave bis beard until the Fugitive slave law is repealed, has now upon me lae aaa clue a growta ui numan peace wuico paakej hi ranembl una lf the ancient patriarchs. Paorxssoasaip Acciptfd.-Rt. Dr. Oreatos A. Browosoa hae excepted the professorship extended to him by the Irish University at Dublin. Jle is M mHBl preparing hie first course or lectures. The salary, is about fcVWQ. UU) Rccicm will be VD l)BVd. The Anti-Slavery Bugle. Salem, Ohio, September 9, 1854. THE SALEM RESCUE. . , . . . , " of " theso persons were enslaving a helpless child, w inch they bad nlready made an orphan by tearing it from its parents, and which for tlic;r owl, lusU nk separating bun ' 1 ... , to;orCfls of m'1" "01" relatives and friends. They were committing tho most bcniotis of all crimes, theft, burglary, arson, murder not excepted. Tho rescue uf the littlo colored girl last week from the hands of the slave claimant, has excited much attention and remark from tho press, It has developed the proslavery affinities of some who I , 1 - . 7 . i ... .1 . .),. make anti-slavery professions, and has shown M however opposed they may bo to the introduction of slavery into Kansas nnd Ncbroi-ka, they have: not only no objection, but strong desires fur its ex istence in Ohio. Very many of tho people seem not to understand tho cause.and look upon the rescuers, as moboerats and violators of law. This is nlto- irether a mistake, i ne rescuers oi iue umiu en acting as stricllv in conformity with the coiistitu-j lion and law or Ohio, ns with tho law of justice and! ,,,,,, ... . humanity. The tlanlMei wero in the eorouns. lonofan net, criminal alike in tho eve of right and of Ohio law. Tho pooplo of Ohio bad said 'there shall be no slavery in tho state." In defi- The pooplo wero aware of this fact and were called upon alike by every principle of benevoler.cc, of common sense and common law, to arrest the per petrators of tho crime. To do this, they were jus tifiable in tho use of such force as was needful to secure the end. Who would think of charging a company who should arrest a burglar in the commission of his crime with being a "mob," or charging them a ."fools, fanatics, and traitors who ought to be 'hung." On the same train a man was seized for taking eighty dollars from a widow of Pennsylva great llm. This seizure was considered a commendable , .. . , , L, . nut-w,"le tho80 messed the wrongs of the wholKorth Carolina widow, are mobocrats. Tho truth is, the rescuers did but halfheir duty. The Pcnn . . ! sylvania thief, was not only deprived of his stolen money, but was detained iu custody that he might! be punished for his crime. The human prey, it Ib true, was happily rescued from the child stealers, but the criminals were permitted to pr.ss on un whipt of justice, to repent the crime in Tonnessoe. They wero kidnappers, carrying a fvoe child into slavery. Tho supremo court of Ohio lias decided that the courso pursued by the Salem rescuers was entirely legal. Some years since a similar rescue was hap pily effected by our friends, Abram nnd Edward Brooke and others. Then as now, a hue and cry was raised against those engaged in the heroic un dertaking, for it required more heroism to do it then than now. They wero hunted by the mob and persecuted by appeals to law nt the instance of pro-slavery Ohioans. The court of common pleas decided against tho rescuers as guilty of offence against law. The case was appealed to tho Supreme Court, and Judge Lane decided the act to be lawful and constitutional and thai the rescuers had the right to use so much force as teas needful to effect thedclit- erance of the slates. Citizens of Ohio should remember this. The legal right, as well as the moral duty is theirs to rescue all .slaves who arc held as was this child in Salem. And tho Cleveland Herald, Pittsburgh Post, Cincinnati Enquirer, MasttiUon News, and i-ktlin. bIih-aiIa iMmuva AM tho nnnd vtm A.u I . i lw i it inS to rstrato law, nnd tread tho Constitution of Ohio in tho dust. Aud worst of all, they do it to make Ohio more emphatically than uow, a slave state. PROSECUTION THREATENED! Robinson, the slave claimcnt stopped in Cincin nati, and by the nid of his disinterested friends thero, aud was brought to the pointof threatening Mr. Henry Blackwell, of that city, with prosecu tion for his participancy in the rescue. Mr. Black well was in Salem at the time of the rescue, in at tendance on the Convention and bore a prominent part in the good work done on Monday afternoon. Whether the Slave-holdor has executed his threat, we have not learned. Mr. Blackwell has issued a card in the Cincinnati papers correcting misrep resentations, and very accurately stating the facts as they occurred. Misrepresentation' Several of the papers rep resent that Robinson was in danger, that his wife was assaulted and personally injured, as also her babe. This last is the slaveholders own statement. To the first, some justification is given by tho ac. count of the affair given by tho Homestaed Journal of last week. So far as our observation went, this is an entire mistake. There was no disposition among those present to injuro the man, and he was so assured by the Committee, and we heard no threats of personal violence. The sole object of the people was the rescae of the child not the punishment of the slaveholder they pursued their object with singleness of purpose and stopped when jj vrftg accomplished. It is charged that the rescuers wore fanatical disunionists. They wero of all parties. Whigs. Democrats, Free Soilers, disunionists, bible men and infidels. An honorable, common sympathy an imated all a regard for liberty and a determina tion to vindicate it. A noble example which should bo imitated everywhere. TnK Rescued. We beg those editors who so grieve for tho unhappiness of the child, that they will assauge their grief and dry their tears. The child is quite at home in its new position, and judg- ngfrom external appearances, is as glecsome and happy as any of those blissful and contented slaves of whom we have sometimes heard them tell. We met her yesterday, hand in hand with her little friends on her way to school, with countenance as radiant as the happiest of them all. Can our af flicted brother Editors tell us how long it would have been before she would have commenced her scolastio education if she had remained in North Carolina, oi finished her journey to MenphisT A SPECIMEN Of the way some anti-Nebraska folks, (who are as much opposed to slavery as anybody,) take on, when one littlo slave girl is emancipated. If one emancipation produces such paroxysms, what would be tlie result of a general emancipation. Doubtless those afflicted editors will pray fervently to all the demons of slavery to save them from the inevitable horrors of such an event, llore is tlie Cleveland Herald's first blurt of agony: DISGRACEFUL ACT AT SALEM. We are no apologists for slavery, but at the same time we despise rowdyism and blackguardism, when used by fauatics in thoir rash and illegal effort to carry out Uteir mistaken notions of phi lanthropy. Yesterday, when tlie cars arrived at Salem, in Columbiana county, from Pittsburgh, a crowd had gathered at the Itepot, a dispatch trom J'lttsburgh having informed them that a (lave girl was oo board under charge of her master and mistress. W,Pn the cars stopped, ftbig negro steppod into tbem. and nccostinn tlio cirl. nsk.'d her if she was a slave. Nie mndo no reply, dm nor mistress an swered that she was. 1 hereupon tlio black ruilian nt-izud bur. nnd sho. tlingina to her mistress' neck begged most pitoously not to bo torn away j but the black fellow violently tore her nwny, and in the effort bruised tho lady's neck scverel-, and carried the child out of the car on one arm, and flourished a revolver in the ether hand, amid tho plaudits of the excited crowd. The master of the child was hot just then in the Clir( nm, upon ,icnrin); of t,e rescue offered to go fnn any officer and execute free papers, if tlio giil wis hod to be free, leaving the matter to tho girt. Mat tne mob wouia listen to no sucn tiling. Tho child's screams were board above tho tumult, begging to go back, so that she could again see her mother who belongs to tho samo ownor. The lifo of tho owner was threatened, and he duro not remain over, but went on in tho cars to vt''.y grief to the mother of the girl. . . iU" ?,n, ouintp., and lh people of Co urn- biann owe it to thoniRolvcs to w ipe nut this stain, That long hnired, broinloss C. C. litirhigh was on hand and made a Imranguo to the crowd. HON. J. R. GIDDINGS AND HIS CONSTITUTIONAL OBLIGATIONS. In the A. S. Bugle of tho 29th ult. appears what purports to be a part of a speech delivered by J. Jl. (lidding, at Providence B. I., on tho 4th of July; accompanied by some pretty severe strictures by tho editor. Believing the Baid extracts as well as tho com mentary upon them, calculated to produco an er roneous impression upon tho mind of the reader and placo the speaker in a false position, I took occasion in a late letter, to call his attention to the article in question ; nnd have since received tho following reply, which, I deem a simple act of jus tice to him, would require to be published through the same medium that gave currency to the " re port." I. PIERCE. JEFFERSON, Ohio, Aug. 16, 1854. ' My Dear Sir; In answer to the article in the Bugle, I would remark j that tho report of my speech at Provideuco was made out by tomo one not familiar with tho subject, and who did not understand tho viow which I intended to express. nnd hurrying over so much ground as I wished to travel, 1 probably left him nnd others, in doubt as to the detail of my arguments. Perhaps more ignorance throughout the country exists, as to the law of 1793 than ever existed in regard lo any other Statute of 60 general interest. That Law gave no process for arresting a slave. It made it the duty of no officer nor did it author ise any officer to issue process. It made it the duty of no officer to make the arrest, or to nid in arresting tho fugitive. In short tho "United States" by that law, took no part in the arrest, nor was tho treasu ry of tho people taxed in any way, or to any ex tent on the subject. It prohibited tho people of the free States from secreting tho slave. 2nd. from defending the Slave. 3d. from rescuing the slave from hU mas. ter. This Law was nt the timo supposed to bo in accordance with the Constitution. And when I turuod my attention to the subject I regarded it in that light, and took my position upon tticso princi ples ; that all which the Constitution or law of 1793 required, was for uso to abstain from socreting, defonding or rescuing the Slave. Both the Consti tution and tho law of '93 left us to feed and clothe the slave teach him his rights show him the road to Canada carry him ojicnlg and boldly on his routo give biin money nnd arms and teach him their use his duty to use them in defence of his person nnd his liberty. And under tho law, had he, in defending bis personal lilcrty killed every slaveholder in Christendom ; and every Doughface who has the courage to attempt to "catch a nig ger," ho would have been guilty of no crimp, nor punishable under any law. That law went as fur in favor of Blavery, as the Constitution permit. This is the position which 1 have maintained in Congress at Providence, nnd every w hero else. Again, I have ever contended that there is no obligation resting on Congress to enact any low what ever on the subject and that it teas wrong lo do so. Then in Congress aud out of it, I havo contended for the total repeal ot tho fugitive slave law, and of all laws of Congress which support Slavery. This has been for fifteen years the distinct avowal of my views. As I supposed them understood by all who have read my speeches ; and to reach that position, I have on some occasions, proposed as the first step, to discard the compromise of 1850 by n total repeal of tho fugitive luw, and if necessary to attain that at this timo, I would reinstate the act of 1793 as a temporary compromise until pub lic opinion should come up to tho main point of a total separation if our Federul Government from all support of Slavery. It may have been vanity in me ; but I did not apprehend that any intelligent man would be mis led by the strictures of the Bugle in regard to my positions. Iudced I can hardly suppose the editor of that paper, to believe mo in favor of catching fugitive slaves, as he states. Nor do I think he believes me so unstable ns to have changed my positions, nnd not have said at Providenc, what I have said, at least for the past ten years in every other place. Very Respectfully, J. R. GIDDINGS. ISAAC PEIRCE, Mt. Union Stark CO. O. REMARKS. We very cheerfully publish this letter of Mr. Giddings. We should do it with much greater alacrity, were it such as to extricato Mr. Giddings from a compromising, pro-slavery position. Most regretfully we are confirmed by this letter in tho opinion that Mr. Giddings occupies such a position, and that the "strictures" heretofore made upon it were merited and proper. We do not forget nor undervalue the great services Mr. Giddings has rendered to the cause of freedom. But, at the same time, we cannot be blind to, nor silent regard ing a position we deem so detrimental to the cause of the slave as that assumed by Mr. Giddings in his Providenee speech, and maintained in this letter of justification. We are unable to tree any important difference between the speech and the letter. Both affirm that the law of '93 prohibits int people from secreting the slave from defending the slave from rescuing the slave. Both doclaro Mr. Giddings' willingness to concede these prohi bitions upon freedom, for the sake of repealing the compromise of 1850. Prohibitions which repress the most noble of human impulses, prohibit the most obvious and important of human duties. And which will, of necessity, be the frequent means of enabling the master to seize and return the slave to his chains. A monstrous proposition to be made by anybody, but especially astonishing, ns coming from Mr, Giddings, who has such abundant experi ence of the evils of compromises, and of the per fidy of those to whom he proposes to make these wicked concessions. Mr. Oiddings can hardly believe that wo think him in favor of slavc-iatching. AVe are sorry to ray thnt his spiech nnd letter both prove him not o much ojioseil to it as lie should be. Else he would not bo willing to prnmiso for himself andhisoonstit' uonts to the slavo-catchers, that they would not bide tho poor wretch when ho was hunted, that they would net defend him w lion assaulted, nor rescue him when seized. Wo liopo Mr. Oiddings' con stituents will not bo considered ns voting for such a eompromiso at tho next election. If so, for the slavo's sake, they bud better stay at hunio. We confess we do not know what to think ho would d His " fifteen years" sayings and actings, in Con gross nnd out of Congress, lead us to confidently believe that his opposition to slavc-catcliing is such that he would " hide, defend and ovon rescue" a slave. Now ho will pledge himself not to do any of thoso heaven approved nets. This inconsistency is a necessity of tho position of such as believing the Constitution to bo a slavo rctuniing Constitution, swear to support it, nnd yet detennino to obey their better impulses, by book and by crook, by legal technicalities, or in some way to avoid their assumed obligations. This pab tcring, dodging nnd compromising unfaithfulness to their own nnti-idavcry hearts, is unworthy the cause and tho men who practice it. Tlio substitu tion of the law of '93 for that of 1130 Is no conv pensation for. Both arc abominations, and should bo repudiated wUhm t compromise or hesitation. Starving Fi-oitive Slaves. A colored man in Canada, named Bice, publishes nn appeal to Amer ican Abolitionists, for assistance for the numerous fugitive slaves in that portion of her Majesty's do minions. They are raid to bo in a starving and deplorable codnition. We find the foregoing set forth in several news papers, as a striking inslnnco of tho thriftlessncss of the negro in a stato of freedom. Wo think it ought not to be deemed surprising that men nnd women who have toiled for others all their lives should find themselves destitute on emerging from their condition of thraldom. They should certain ly be aided and sustained for a timo at least ; and not until their offspring, under tho most favorable circumstances for the development of their powers, fail to provide for their own wants, should their destitute condition be pointed out as proof of inca pacity. Free I i c.itytcnan. The comments of the Presbyterian arc good. But we doubt tho correctness of the facts on which thoy ore based. Tho man, Rice, on who?c authori ty the statement is made, we presume to be a white and not a colored man. At any rate a white man of that name bns for several years past in connect ion with some colored men, been playing the leech under similar pretexts, and is considered by many of the most intelligent and liberal friends of the fugitive as a nuisance, and working great injury to his cause. We have received numerous circu lars and statements from tho samo source but have had so littlo confidence in them, that we have uni formly declined publishing or noticing them. And so wo shall continue to do, till we have better evi dence than now, that the money is wanted and will bo applied to the purposes spocified. WELL PLEASED. Of all classes of slaveholders tho now school Presbyterians, seem best pleased with the course of their northern allies. Since the last Assembly they have frequently givon expression to this satis faction. Tho latest we have seen is a letter from Rev. Dr. Eaglcton of Tennessee, published in tho Philadelphia Christian Observer. Twenty years ago, Dr. Eagleton was nn Anti Sliiarrj man, who talked and preached against the sin. lie was no doctor of divinity then, but nn earnest faithful preacher of righteousness n pro gressive man, now conservatism against anti-slavery is his hopo for the church. He says : 'In looking back and reviewing the proceedings of our late General Assembly, I tun much gratified, and encouraged to hope for good results to our branch of Zion. Tho prospect of united, vigorous, efficient, nnd successful co-operation, is, in my view, more favorable than it lias been tor many years. 1 wont to the Assembly witU a heavy hoart, regarding tlie issue ot its proceedings us ot a very doubtful character : and not knowing, indeed, but that tlie churches in the south-west would be under the painful necessity of withdraw ing and forming some now organization. But tho spirit that perva ded the Assembly throughout, was kind and fra ternal ; nnd tho closing sccno was teuderly affect- i mr .n Imrisf ,wfrvlinl mi A nnllinr flit-twinn r,f our church would be more unwelcome to me than I ,l..,ill, Wsnlf T An l,,,nn Hint (in.l in l,w infinite mercy will, for .ion's sake, prevent so great a dis aster. The great enterprises that are now before the Church, will, I trust, operato as bonds of union. uut no cnterpnso can liarmoniso and save the Church without the special blessing of its glorious Head and Lord. Not a littlo of the harmony that obtained in the Assembly, was owing to Philadel phia in fluence. I am not acquainted with any place where there is a more healthy conservative influence. Should such a conservative influonco pervade the masses of the pooplo, North and South, East and West, no created power could rend either the Church or tho Stato. Would that tho w hole nation wero as the city of Brotherly Love is 1" Mr. Pillsburv, Was nt last accounts vigorously engaged in advocating the cause of tho slave iu England. Of his labors immediately after the great Manchester Conference, Mr. Farmer, a correspon dent of the Liberator says: On Thursday last, Mr. Pillsbury nnd Mr. Powell addressed a large audience in an Evangelical In dependent Church in Manchester. Uuo ot tlie immediate practical results Irom their preaching was, an intimation given to Mr. Pillsbury by a lady, that so powerfully had the minds of herself and several other ladies been impressed with the recent anti slavery proceedings iu Manchester, that they had come to a determination to send a large box ot articles, which had been destined lor anoth er direction , to the next Boston Bazaar. Mr. Pillsbury has received an invitation to preach to o :.. ii. i-i r .1 , ii morrow louuuuyj in inu puipit oi me nev. r. llowarth, of Bury. Mr. Pillsbury has also offered his services tor two anti-sluvory meetings during tne ensuing ween, ins -sours in arms, and eazer for the fray.' This must surely be indicative of un improved stato of physical health. Marlboro' Meeting. A most interesting Con vention was held at Marlboro', on Saturday and Sunday last. The Messrs. Griffings, C. C.Burleigh and others, participated in its proceedings. Wo received tho narrative of its doings too luto for insertion this week. eventual seisure of the Hatien Government. The Commissioner is a Texan . an especial friend Slavery extension. And his authority is rendered resectable by a l'. S. Frigate. Sriv-iAL Meeting of the American A. S. Socie t '. By a reference to another column it will be Fecn that the American Anti-slavery Society holds a sptcial meeting at Syracuse commencing on the 29ih inst. We trust t'ure may be a good at tendance on the occasion. And that the West will bo well represented. Mori Annexation i-hobablt. We learn from the eastern papors that the President has sent a Commissioner to Dominica to negotiate a treaty with that Government. General apprehension seems to be, that it is the purpose uf the managers at Wash ington to secure nie control oi .Dominica or a por tion of its territory, as a preparatory stop to the EDMUND QUINCY. The Cleveland Lender pays the following merited tribute to Mr. Quincy, who passod through Cleve land on his homeward way from our Anuivcrsnry : " It gives every one pleasuro to meet a man who puts aside shams and grapples ( ith realities iu a lifc-batile. Such a man is ErUNO Quinit, of Massachusetts. Templed on eutoring life by social and political honors which vailed Jor him if ho would only pursue the beaten path, and persuaded by influences and powers, which make class and parti) so effectivo, to serve himself by serving them, lie had tho courage to hoar tho inner voice and to follow it. Success, in the world's senso is not his ; but he has what no mortal may valuo too highly, character a basis of his own, and so marked and founded on justice and truth, ns to render him in the best sense of tho word an honest man. Mr. Quim'V was in our city on Tuesday, nnd right glad were we to meet and greot him. We regret only that ho could not remain longer among us." A SruritxDocs MoNoroLY. A railroad Compa ny has been organized under a charter in Texas, for the construction of a road 800miles in length. By tho terms of their chartor, tho Company arc entitled to twenty sections of land for evory mile of road constructed which will make tho large aggregate of ten million two hundred and forty thousand acres of land. Hon. Asorv.w Stewart, has been nominntcd by tho democratic Convention of this district for Con gress, by a majority of one vote. Rngan one of his competitors immediately declared himself an independent candidate State Fair Postponed. The State Fair at Now ark has been postponed. It will bo held in Octo ber, Commencing on the 17th and continuing four days. The Ohio and Pennsylvania Horse Show occurs in this place the week before, commencing on the 11th of October. For Kansas. A second party of Emigrants mostly from New England passed on to Kansas last week ; on their arrival at Albany, they num bercd 300. The Crawford Co. To. compnny ate to start on the Co tli inst. Mr. Brown lata of tho Coneautvillc Courier takes out with him his steam printing press. Dr. Olds nnd Samuel Galloway aro tho opposing candidates for Congress in tho Franklin District. Buixard's Panorama of Now York exhibited here last week, met with general favor. It is a most life-like presentation of the city and its vari ously interesting and amusing scenes. A Colored Woman and her four Children, wero taken from the possession of n man in Allo ghenyon Monday. Ho represented Jiimself nsfrom Virginia on his way to Missouri, where he intended to settle these persons, who he said were emancipa ted slaves. The colored pooplo of Allegheny did not credit his story, nnd detained the woman and children. Tho man passed on in tho cars. A New Holiday. Tho National Intelligencer proposes the celobration of the anniversary of the adoption of the Federal Cocstitution. It occurs on the 17th inst. It is 07 years since its adoption While slavery lasts, thero is no need of such ecl cbration. Its prosperity, extension nnd overspread ing power, quite sufficiently damns the Constitution to fame. Wo havo scon no very cnthusiastio responses to the proposition. jtjrThe New Bedford Mercury says thero is n town in Worcester Co., Mass., in w hich every legal voter has signed a petition for the dissolution of tho Union. Dickens' Household Words arc fresh ns ever. Tho last quarterly number contains tho conclusion of his last work, " Hard Times." Thoso who want a cheap and instructive monthly, will do well to send for the Illustrated Magazino of Art. ROCHESTER, August 23d, 1854. horough hills, allow mo to solicit (w hat, if given, I 0111 sure, Will 06 01 SCrviCO tO tllO Antl-SlaVOry Hon. Gerrit Smith: My Dear Sir: Now that you have laid down tho burden of Congress ional duties, and are among your native .Fetor- cause) your views, 1st. Of tho present posture of the Anti-Slavery nuestion eencrally. 2dly. What hope, if any, may be predicated of the present Congress. 3dly. The nature, character, and extent of influ ence exerted in Congress, by the Anu-Slavery members of the House. 4thly. Who aro the most effective supporters of Slavery thero, and tho means of their efficiency. Stlily. Your impressions concerning the charac ter, learning ability, oi rccmbers generally, and anything touching the House of Representatives, which may serve to give tho public an insight into tho proceedings of that body. A compliance with the above, will be gratefully appreciated, by Your faithful friend, FREDERICK DOUGLASS. Mr. Smith answers those questions in F. Dou lass' last paper. We will copy tho answer in our next. Dr. Everet's Lectures. Tho resolutions com mendatory of Dr. Everet's Lectures, to be found below, should be received with some grains of ol lowance, if the report we have heard of his closing lecture be correct. We have henrd it spoken of as a gossipping tirade, quite unlikely to elevate bis hearers to "high moral ground." DR. EVRETT'S LECTURES. At the close of Dr. Evrett's lectures, in Salem, Sept. 4 ill, 1854, on Phrenology and Physiology, the class adopted by unanimous vote, the following resolutions ; Resolved, That we bolieve, that the elevation and happiness of the race, depends mainly upon, ' self kuowledgo ' and a faithfull observance of the laws of our being; and that we recommend the study of Phrenology nnd Physiology as the ones best calculated to unfold those laws to tho mind of man, as well as to reveal to him the true relations which he sustains, and duties which he owes, to his follow man nnd to God. Resolved, That it is with pleasure, that we con cur in testifying that Dr. Evrett, during his course of lectures in Salem has occupied high moral ground, always laboring to impress upon the minds ot his class, the necessity of self improvement re commending the schoolroom and literary society, as the best places to secure this object. Besolved, That Dr. Evrett has demonstrated be yond a cavil, his ability to read the character of a person from the shape of their cranium, and to remove all doubts, he has suffered himself to be blindfolded and persons have then been presented for examination and in every case he has read their character as accurately as it could have abeen done by their most intimate friends. Resolvod, That we approve of the manner in which Dr. Evrett teaches the science of Phreno logy, connecting it as he does with Physiology; considering man as a unit: claiming that all ,"g ,acu'e. snoul(l he properly and harmoniously lSTSSL be ! furuibhod to each of the editors in Salem, with a ' equest for their pu bHcatioo, Communications. ANOTHER RESCUE. Some excitement was produced in Allegheny City on Mondny last, by the rescue of a colored woman and four little children from tho custody of a man calling himself Win. Horner, from Far quhar Co., Va., and supposed to be about to carry them from tho city as slaves. Homer had called with his properly at the Allcghony Hotel for din ner, expecting to tuke tho 3 o'clock train of the 0. & P. Rail Road for tho west. Some intelligent colored men callod upon the woman, who informed thorn that she and her chil dren wero slaves, but that her mnster wm taking her West to set her free. A Inrge number of per sons, principally colored, collected about the hotel, and after nn hour's deliberation, concluded thnt, having been brought to Pennsylvania by their master, aud by the act entitled to freedom, the mother and children might as well enjoy their lib erty then and there, ns to go further and perhnpe faro worse. The hotel was therefore entered, aud they wore carried triumphantly away, just bofor the leaving of tho cars. Mr. Horner, who left by the cars without his " niggers," as ho called them, informed tho passengers that they wero willed froe by his sister, who died nbout a year ago, nnd that he was carrying them West to find them a home. Possibly his statement may have been tree; but as tho holders of " this species of property," as James Madison would say, havo a habit of lying in such cases, it would be folly to credit the statement, without better proof than his assertion. If Horner had in his possession sufficient proof that thoir freedom was secured, (aud he ho had no business to travel under circumstances so suspicious without such evidence,) ho had abundant time to produce it, as tho crowd were around the hotel a full hour before the rescue took place ; yet he did not make bis appearance. In his stead, however, if not in his employ, I observed a well dressed man in the crowd, with the countenance of a Methodist preach er.but professing to be a lawyer.whodidhis utmost to dissuade the people from committing so great nn outrage as to carry tho " poor creatures" nwny. He assured the colored people that ho wns no fries! to slavery, but that if they were slavos, the mnstor had the law on his sido, and all efforts to free thorn would be useless; wheroas.if the woman's statement that they w ere to be freed was truc.hc feared greatly their ill treatment of tho master might cause him to abandon his benevolent intention, and sell them to tho South ! He was reminded that whatever might have been thoir condition in Virginia, having been brought into a frco Stnte, they were froe. This he stoutly denied, declaring that the most ig norant colored porson present knew better. As, however, no ignorant colored man assented to hie doctrine, he informed tbem he was a lawyer, and of course, having made these things his study, ought to know. He was informed that if he was, as he claimed, a lawyer, he knew that he'was lying, as ho could not utter such nn untruth, without knowing it to be such. Finding his efforts thrown away, he withdrew, at length, in disgust; and I observed him gazing at a distance, rather in sorrow than in anger though not entirely devoid of the latter at tho denouement. I observe that somo of tho Pittsburgh paper represent Mr. Horner's statement as to the freedom of tlie colored people, ns probably correct. Poi silly it may be so ; but I see not what bettoi courso could, under the circumstances, have been adopted, than the one pursuod. After Abby Kelly Salem was carried away from our station, a week ago, the master dcclarod, notwithstanding his former stotemctit to the contrary, that she was a free child. Had we believed his statement, Abby would now have been a slave in Tennessee, and her master laughing with his friends at the stupidity of the abolitionists. Better that ninety nnd nine free persons Bhould bo "rosduod," thau that one man- thief should pass, with his humau prey, unmolestod through a froe State. Having been, by accident, present nt the Alle gheny rescue, I write from observation. JAMES BARNABY. LETTER FROM MERCER. MERCER, Pa., Sept., 1st, 1854. Friend Rohinson : We have bad our nnti-slnvery feelings revived in this town, by the labors of Mr. Lewis Clark, who has been lecturing here fur three evenings, to very large audiences, which appeared to give great attention and take more than usual interest, wbilo ho was portraying the awful suffer ings of the slave, ns experienced by hlmsnlf nnd others, in abuse of his person, separation of fam ilies, the awful feelings he had experienced on such occasions, &s. His modo of lecturing is pretty popular: dealing principally in generals, not par ticularizing ; for inetanco, he drew a vivid picture of American Christianity on ths auction block, and contrasted it with Mahommedanism in tho same situation, and I thiuk tho audience, without a dis senting voice, would have given preference to the latter, as being the most God-like. Now the ob jection to such a course is this: the Presbytoriau says, it aiut me; the Baptist says, it aint me; and the Methodist says, it aint me; and to on. It is only American Christianity that does these abomi nations. Had the speaker named tho Presbyterian Church right out, and branded ber Christianity as one of the conspirators against humanity, and ret the au dience know that she stands in full followship with the auction block, the auctioneer, and the New Or leans bnrem, that sho, by her solemn act, declares, " SlaveJiolding, as it exists in the Southern portion of these United States, is no bar to Christian commun ion" had he named but the Baptist Churoh, aa being in the same condition, and quoted from her official acts, where she declares that God will look on a separation of a Blave husband and wife (by a master) as if occasioned by doath, and that the parties so separated are at liberty to marry again, although both are still living; had the speaker named out the M. E. Church, and should her eon spiracy against God and man, her almost unani mous vote, declaring she had no right, no wish, and, if she had a wish, she had no intention to interfere, with the relation of master and slave, as it exist in the Southern States, I say, had the speaker pointed out tho Christianity of each particular sect and showed that it was a combination of the Chris tianity of the different churches that mode Amer ican Christianity, and thnt each was steeped in the guilt he was exposing, his loctures would not have been so popular, but I thiuk would have done much more good. At his lecture on Thursday evening, such a desire prevailed to hear further from him, that a temperance meeting on Friday evening gave way for him, and a universal call on that evening followed for him to speak again on Saturday even ing. But there was no call for him to tell hie wrongs and sufferings on Sunday, each one return ing on that day to their old polluted associations, as usual ; each one contenting himself thai it is only American Christianity that commits such diabolism as the speaker had beeq describing