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ha lee tho whole house ia tho exceeding familiarity with which t!i o black servants tro.it their black masters seldom giving even tho Ambassador anything at t nle, yyjihout soii.ewrvarli n' impudent comment on hit wants orupuotit. Thedecided preference U lint Colored noulos for tbn whitest of tho female :. Ahnuatt 1 10 in lucoJ -tn frequent their society, is c 'i! -iJorvd curious. llmt Journal, " ' , ' 1 From the Columbus. "ABOLITIONIST" " This is lit t'erirl i.f reproitoli applied to nil Anti SVtVy juiuii indiscriminately, mid applied often t j"i'.uj-uniliHik.iii without a due appreciation tit its meaning to those who labor to secure the Kights of M h ii. By many tin term in regarded as tho nc plus ultra uf odium -and shame. ; We pro pose to u.uisider in meaning. We look into Web ir, aiidtind thnt he defines Abidittoniet" thus: V". Ji.j. dyijro 'i aboli)) ny thing." Judged by this definition, ull men are In some BOtitd " A b ilit itn it,' for nil men desire to abolish n'.i-.inthiiig whio'i they Ixdievo to be wrong. The Mam law man believes the traffic in ardcut spirits 1 1 bj wrmij, nuil ha labors to 'abolish' it; the teach er 'Vnde.ivors to 'nllolish' ignorance j the philau- tuyiprfrt labors to abolish tho w rongs which lessen li ii .nn.h.ippiness ; the christian desires to 'aboliuli' nil 1iil iiinr from hie heart and from his life; 4ie i I'.rfiOiiai endeavors to 'abolish' what ho believe t f be wrone in Kovermncntnl policy; tho friend of irauee strives to 'abolish' tho war enirit, and re iihvio-.it with lovuand ctiod will to wan ; tho friend i i' Liberty d-osircs to 'abolish' tho evil of Slavery, while tho do-.rcit nnd their allies labor to 'uboliih' Freedom nnd free institutions. 1 bin hint is what li.i, prorukud tlio ruffian attack of the Missouri Lion upnn.lhp r ijhta of the seniors in Kansas, and it in a sympathetic fool i n 15 with Despotism which lu ui-j ti l1 V'eicu Administration to uphold tho des pornta, efforts uf liijae oiiiluwt to 'ubulish' Freedom tin I plant Slavery on free territory. History record's the chief actions of Ibo two moi c-promiuent clauses of ubuliiiutiists who have twined in thu world, we mean the one class which atpjiuptuJ to 'abolish' Liberty. and the other which iu.no.1 to emancipate it from thraldom. The first "are universally condemned, while iba litter are lield in grntolul nnd enduring ri'inembr.ince. The g4-u.1l hnart of hiiiiiar.ity vvcry hero csecratos the tyja.it, Goa1iii', who iiLtoaiplud to 'aboliia' I'rec ii r.a iu SiH3i land, while it luddn in ovurlastiii ii.in.v the inniNory of William Tell, w ho dnrud to 'withstand and upaiKC tho tyrannv of his a,;o. In ir.ojiirn tiuiea tho w.irld will 11, t willingly let fiio tho n linos ot Wafljii.j;ti.n, Patrick Uenry, L'liu:n is Jelfors'in, RtnU the men w ho held the truth of the Declaration of Independence to bo mOf evident, and in support of w hich they pledged thuir live, their luitiine., nnd their sacred honor. It was reservod to the uboliiionixls of Fieodoni iu (sur own timdi to doii lo thu Declaration, (ihle, J.iho lo ; Li L speech in the Senate of the United States, iu .w hich he deoliircdlI1.1t tho Declaration i;f Iiidepen lonce wn "a aelf-eriduut lio,") tnd the 1'.. Pierce's the Houlac's, tho Atchinson's, the htrinfullow.i, and tho 114 10 of ruiSin who labor i i.oxtend Slavery in the 11 a in a of 'Democracy,' act iipoii Mr. I'ettii's suue.'iion tout the truth is '11 lie.' In opposition 1 1 this view are arrayed the Republican hosts, w ho havo resolvbd to stay the inarch of Slavery, and inaugurate Lil orty as the aiding 'ar, the cutitrolling iuflueiico iu tho Gov ernuicnt. ., At then thore are various kinds of abolitionists, ,wh 1 w ill bo so l int to nil the teachings of tho fath ers of tin Republic as to join the Slavery propa gandists in their eil'oi ts to extend tho 'jicculiar in-e'-ituiion,' w hen the natural consequent of their efforts ii tho 'ab.dition' of Freedom, which our fatheis spent their blood and t -ensure to establish ? Who, so lont to every foelir g of patriotism as to la-b.-ir b abolish Freedom in these I'nited Suites! The Uepublieans aro tho conservators of Fr-iedotn; their opponents are tho Abolitionists. Their efforts ten 1 tJ 'abolish' Liberty. WHO ARE THE REAL DISUNIONISTS ? , CUtl A bals was nn oM rocuo. All through hi xVIlmi. aUrnul uuui iu tmulilet in ttouSIn nnt nnlv t " . . ... iJucAiisa tho mass ot tho people followed his exam-1 plo. 'National honor, national virtue, and nation al religion were all broken dow n, and wavo after yavo of ruin swept Qicr the land. Elijah, the prophet, stood up to reprove king and people, llo denounced the impiety and political corruption of thu times, nnd sVjwoiI tho connection between na tional guilt nnd national disaster. "Art thou he that troubleth lrnol 1" demanded tho wicked mon arch of tho radical and incorruptible agitator. "I have not troubled Israel, but thou and thy father's houe, iu thnt je hare tursaken tho riht ways of lli Lord and have followed Baal," thundered the bol l reprover. Whilo bringing ruin upon his king dom, by his vices and his idolatry, Ahab vainly thought Iu shift tho responsibility of that ruin up on tho" who had remonstrated against tho wrong. 1 lie L nion ot these Mates is Bi-nously threatened I.irk clouds hnver ominously abovi the horizon of, ourcountry future. Iho results of blty years of fc.ieo ntid prosperity are threatened witli destrue-1 (ion dim and sudden. "The ntiti-sluvery agitators tlio fanatical abolitioniM are troubling tho na- !" ray the three-hundred nnd fifty tiiousnnd rl i.vh ,1 !,..;s of tha' South. ' The traitorous aboli- uuiiiht are hurrying us to disuuiun, is echoed bvi, the wh'.lo crowd of northern men with southern f.riiui j.d . t We ii'Unt the charge upon the men who have re-' fused to koI ile ibis f laiei-v questimi upon ti e basis V natiua! justice. 1 hey mo the real disuniotnsts. And 11 ever the hisu.rian ahull be compelled to re- tui-d the sundering of this I'uiun by the grent p ili- eai th'iuakc w hich is Kcing engendered by tho el ivery ii-iestinii, tho pro-slavery party in the nation w ill bb 1 esp.'nsiblo f'r it. For twenty voar. they ha been hurrying us to the brink of "this proci- )(0:o. They h ive heei coucohing wn itory, politi- nu power, anu national unpuriiu.ee 10 nil anii-ui'm-o.n-.ilic i is'.iluti hi which was onco comparatively foubl'', iiisigniiicant, ami ashamed of itself, it tin now become y.' uitic, overshadow inc. audao- i,'Us and imperious. They hooted at liberty and gioruieu slavery. I dev nave ueuicu tlio eijnality .; lmni:Ln ruriilnnit h.tUM liiutirA.I n tn..iAa ,.l'l desiiotism truster tlian that uf Russia i;,i.?i,l,i lUjivllUan. RIGHTS VS. WRONGS. In nur earlier years wo uned to henr a great dual about ' State rights. But what about State v-mngif In admitting tholegality of State Slavery, we give support to ft Siato w rong. Slavery is a v r.ing a national wrong an individual wrong w-ion; and only, wrung, and that continually. Xol'iiug no foul but slavery fosters nothing so Unclean but slavery revels iu it nothing so mean but slavery covers it nothing so murdruus but hiavery perpretrate it. It degrades man and in sults Llod. It annihilates light, destroys personal ity, ohli'rrates 111 1r.1l distinctions, and marks our nation a guiliy and hypocritical beyond compari son. It is from benoitli, not from abovo. It is corrupt, mid corrupts all within its reach. It kns eorrui.to't the Church and tho State, and unless we i-oee lily give it up, it will work nur national ruin. We are even now, as a people, almost destituto of niur il tense on this subject. Three millions of our countrymen are stripped of the Bible by low yet we pr.i!ess to rea'd its circulation nmong men f.s ne.'enary to their 6n!vat!nn. Among 3,000,000 i-i mir population me marriage institution n aooii!iM-!. Stsvery is on ever a.itive volcano of lust urn! iitip irity, preading desolation anl death it ii Mod. mi and G 1111 irrsli combined. Toll in how ran virtue cVt.jji imr Iienrts, whilo we strike hands with si tvoholders in Christian and political fellow '(fTiip! What ij .tin no f Jo we !eleivo in the sa 1 re Itw'n 0!' the marriage institution If Whv not fciwred, then, to tin sl ue, us well as you f lluro, then. Is our American slavery. Men whiptto tin iniid work woinon lashed for obninato virtue infant children plundered from their parents and y'el we talk ahiut State right! Well, we will go as far as any hunf.it man can Cr State rights but in the name uf virtue and humanity, is it 1101 time V go against State urungsf Especially against .this l.irget. hUndiest wrong that a State con osi Xf suuiait liTrve American.. , , Tbe Mivvi!!e (Ky..) B',:le says' a nen miin w vi kied on We'lni-odiiy last in tho neighborhood 41 Slate, Montgomery eotirity. by a knife in the "iii-J af p'14 ui it:r,u"rj.h Wsnur, hil cerre t- i U'-ut-.". . ANNIVERSARY MEETING. TheTuiRTEtyTU ANKLiMtTtnooftbe H"to-n ' A it i-Slavery Society was bald at Allianoa, Stark Co.', 0., oommeociog on Saturday, the 25th d. y of August, 155. Tl.o Tiosident of the Society, Abraham lirooko, hnviiii; called tlia meeting to pided, tha exereiaos won eoinui'jneoJ by sinjflnj;, "We art comicg." The following nainaJ persons wore appointed to nominate such committees ai mny be deemed ne cessary fur the conduct of the mooting, and to pro" sent a list "of officers to' servo tha society the ensu ing year 1 James Barnaby, C, S. S. GrifHing, S Bown, Isaac Brooks, W, V. Parker Sam'l Harris, Hauhol Treseott. On motion, James Barnaby was appointed to-report tba discussions and speeches of the meeting for publication in the Bugle. Iaac Trcsootl offered resolution, No. 1, which beiug seconded, was nilvx'ated by tho mover. Pending its discussion, Committed on nominations reported tho following named ft-room to const! tute a Business CoiiniTTtt M. R. Robinson, S. S. Fostor, M. J. Burleij-h, A. M. Powell, Jaoob Wal ton, M. F. Morso, II innali L. Brooks, Jas. Barna by, Wui. K. Lukcns, John JI. Iloluies. The discussion of resolution Xo. 1. was then re sumed, and itsadoption oppesed by S. S. Foster, S. Myorfand E.lwood Patterson. On motion, it wad referred to Iiu.-inc's Coaitnittoo fur consideration nnd revision. . .Business Couiniiltnn roported resolutions No. 2, which wero advocated by A. M. Powell of New York. rocil, That w hen we adjourn this evening, we adjourn to meet at f o'clock to-morrow morning. On motion, adjourned to '2 o'clock this after noon. Afternoon Session. Tho Society mot. "Oh weep, ye friends of freedom woep," was sung. Tho annual Ueport of tho Executive Committee being called for, it was read by tho corresponding decretory, M. II. Uobiuson. On motion, the report was accepted. Tho discussion upon resolution No. 2 was re situiod, and continued until the hour of adjourn ment by S. S. Foster am! E. Pardee. On motion, adjourned. CCith. Morning Session. The mooting was open ed by singing "Gjod morning," and "I dream of all things free." Tho nominating Committee reportod the follow ing ; AfDiTiNG Cojimittf.e, John Qjrdou.J.Jumes Bar naby. Financial Committee, C. S. S. Grifling, 'Wm. F. Parker, Benj. Bown, Humphrey Hoover, Mary Gilbert, Cordelia Small y. Ucoi.e Com jiittkf., Rachel Treseott, Ilaunah L. Brooke, M. IX. Kobiuon. Business Committee reported resolutions No. 3 and No. I, after which S.iml. Mywe, and James' Barnai v spoke upon the subject matter contained therein and in tho resolutions previously reported. Tho following rofolution and letter, reported by the Business Committee, wero adopted by a unani moiu and emphatic ay. ictfaaea, i oai uie ioi:owuig communicaiion oo , ... r' entered upon our minutes, nnd a copy thereof - .. . , . ; , , signed by the officers of the Society, bo forwarded' r, , , . i i, ... t bo ! ; j r.ii i i w our impi-isoueu ieiow laoorcr. ALLIANCE, Ohio, Aug. 26th, 1855. . admiration. , .... U are aware that you are imprisoned, for no violation of law, ei.l.er human or divine, but sim tion ! ply to gratify tho slave power, w hich sought to j .,, llon3Kty nnj lru0 independence with , , , .. . . , . ,,nlt8, ft"d ,jars- Vmr recratioii has taught, and is teaching the American people that there is no safety for their own freedom whilo the slave I power vue8lbat wllii it ;5 J t10 ascendancy J ... , ... , , . . .. , . , .. , lnw W,U J0 PJusV,uled t0 d l,dd,.n8- nJ 1,1 'he name of justice the grossest enormities pcrpo t'cal trtttcd. . . ... .u . . .11 h U not often that to a"J one V' nob an ri,ortu"i,J for a world-wide testimony against Tho members of the Western Anti-Slavory Society with other friends of freedom attending its thir teenth anniversary, at Alliance, Stark county Ohio, to Passmore Williamson, iu Moyamonsing prison, Philadelphia. Fclluw worker in Ike cause of Humanity i Three thousand of us have coniened on this Sabbath day to labor for the redemption of our op. pressed brethren, to strive to drive slavery from our midst, and secure freedom to every inhabitant of the land. From the grove in which we have! tscmbled we would send to you a voice, not uf sympathy alone, but of warm approval, of high judicial wrong ns is scon in your case; and wo re juice to believe that you aro equal to Its deuiauds, and that Judgo Kano hes found in your consistent firiunoss, nn instance of fortitude as unexpected as it is unwelcome. is unwelcome. The press has borne to all parts of the civilized ' world a record of the particulars which led to your imprisonment; they w ill he discussed among tho more enlightened portions of the European people, ns well as among tho loss intelligent; thoy are fit subjects cf consideration for prince and poas 4i.11 1 ; they intcrcjt both liberal and cousei vntivo. Judge Kane imprisoned you without trial for nn alledged contempt of Court. From his decis ion you have appoaled to the groat court of hu manity, to the common instincts of tho peoplo. Your appeal has been entertained, and Judge Kane is himself now on trial before the world for oontempt of justice, of truth and of right. Sionor or later an impartial verdict will be rendered, which shall be as terrible as was that which caus ed the power to pass from the hands uf Bolshaz iar. For that verdict, and for that time, you can well afford to wait. With a belief that yours is a conrngo not to be daunted by piison bars, a determination that is su perior to juuicinl persecution, we remain your friends, and hoarty approvers, On behalf of the assembly aforesaid. ABRAHAM BROOKE, Pres. BENJ. S. Jones, Secretary. Business Committee reported rosolution No. and Xo, 0, the former of which was discussed, and on motion unanimously adopted. Discussion upon the resolutions previously re portedwas continued by S. S. Foster. On uution, adjourned to 2 o'clock P. M. ' Attornnon session. "Clear the way, . was sung nt the opening uf the meeting; after which E. Pur dee continued tho discussion which was postponed by the morning adjournment, and was followed by S. 8. Poster, and E. Patterson. Business Committee reported resolutions No. and No. 8. On 111 iti n, aljonrned to Pi 0 click lo rovrow 28ih. Morning Seion. Tha reading'uf resolu tion No. 6 was called . for by. A. M. Powell, who spoke at soma length in' its advocacy.. , v Tho Finance Committee propo4 taking up con tributions in behalf of the oaut-e, kud the meeting was nddressed upon the need of funds, and the du ty of the friend' of liberty oontiibuting liberally by Ja. Barnaby, M. U. Uobiuson, and U-CVright after which, II. C. Wright. S. S. Foster; Barclay" Gilbert and others discussed tho subject matior contained in the resolutions reported by the Busi ness Committee. Business Committee . elated they had not amended or reconstructed resolution No. 1, but they handed it to the Secretary, that it mlgbi be' called up by any one w ishing to do so. Afternoon Session. The Treasurer presented his roport, to which the, report of the auditing Com mittee was aunexed; on uiotior, brth were accep ted. '. The meeting was thon addressed by J. E Jones, Wm. Mjers and Mary Grew. Thtf'nomiuating Committee presented tho fol lowing report, which was adopted, and the persons thorein named elected to their respective offices in the Society. BENJ. S. Jones, Secretary. President-ABRAHAM BROOKE. Vict Prtiitltnt'i Benj. Buwn, Euiily Robinson, Geo. Garretson, W. F. Parker, Christian Donald son, A. M. Clement, Jacob Walton, Sarah Otis Ernst, Wm. Watson, Lot Holmes, Lydia Irish, Marscna Miller, Marcus F. Morso. '. Ilecurding Secretary Benj. S. Jones. : Corresponding Stc. Murius R. Robinson. Treasurer Joel McMillan. . .. Cvtuwellor Lewis Morgan, Esther Harris, John Gordon, Isaac Treseott, Josephine S. Grilling, Sarah Bown, James Barnaby. . ; On motion, the reading of the resolutions repor ted by tho Business Committee, after some slight amendments, were severally adopted. Financial Committee reported in part : thoy had collected $105,75, a small portion of w hich was on old pludges. Some dixcustion then ensued respecting the po sition of the M. E. Church, after which, the Socie ty, on motion, adjourned without day. BENJ S. JONES, Recording Sec. REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO THE WESTERN ANTISLAVERY SOCIETY. , i 1 I , 5 7 In reviewing the events ot the year which clo se! with this Anniversary; the Executive Commit teo find much cause for encouragement, and have only to regret that tboir means have been so lim ited and their laborers so few. They find in the succoss of their labors, and in tho condition of the anti-slavery cause, tho most nbtindant reason to continuo with unswerving fidelity their testimony against nil compromise wilh alavory and all com plicity with slavo holders. The last year's experience has added strrngth to their Qiiction that to be the most efficient friends of freedom, we must make no concessions to slavery, as having U''dt-T any circumstances, I nt t .KtP,,l Avijlnui.n Vnrll, f.r Siintli Wfl TnllMt '"J ' h ' - hold no fellowship with its works of darkness but everywhere by word and deed rprovo thorn. As will be seen by the Treasurers report, our receipts this year are less thnn usual. Donations j - - i ..i .... i i r i 1 lilul IIC i-h:.-:it3 naiu urn." tun in iiuiuuli, nuv. . n,, many of the old pledges remain unpaid. The con- , , , ,. . , . . . T, tribution of the ladies of tho Cincinnati Bazaar, , .. . under most circumstances of tho ladies of the Salem Fair, to gether with a part of the formor liberal contribu lions of the lamented Asa Davis, w hich have been undo available, littvo enabled the Committee to keep up their operations notwithstanding the de ficiency in the ordinary contributions nnd in the receipts on subecription to the paper. Though they have been compelled greatly to curtail their lecturing operations in this State on account of this deficiency; pai-t experience having taught them that it is very unwiso to suffer a debt to accumulate against the society. Now that the earth has yielded to the husband- man nn unexampled abundance of her treasures. we confidently expect that the friends of the slave and this society, will come forw-nrd with moro than their former liberality, and put into the hands of the Executive Committee, they are now about to appoint, tho means of carrying forward the work in a manner somewhat commensurate with its im portance. Tho Society will see from thu Treasurer's report that an alarming discrepancy exists this year, be tween the receipts and expenditures of the Anti Slavory Bugle. Last year the receipts on sub scription to the paper were a trifle more than its expenditures. This year they are only between onu-third and one half of that sum, nnd yet the number of subscribers is not greatly diminished. The deficit has arisen in great part from the delay of subscribers in paying (heir aocounts. The Committee have waited on them with prtience, awaro of the difficulties of the past year. They should not, however be compelled to wait longer, It is proper that the Society should be apprised uf the fact that if there was not one delinquent, the present No. of subscribers nt tho present sub suription price, would not meet the curront ex pei.scs by from five to six hundred dollars per an num. And yot the expenses of tho paper aro tho most economical the Cummittce can devisefar less than those of any other paper with which they aro acquainted, of tho same size nod the same amount of reading matter. The truth is, the price of the paper is too low. Lower thnn that of most other papers containing nn equal weekly amount of printed matter. Oilier papers published at a less, or at the same price are largely occupied with advertisements, or are compiled from daily papers witnout tlio expense or setting up the type exclu sively for their use. It is exceedingly desirable that the paper should stand solf-sustnined on its own basis, and not absorb any of the contributions uf the society. These, when swelled to their utmost extent, arc trifling, compared with the work to be done in the lecturing field; the publication nnd gratuitous dis tribution uf documents and in other departments. When they are curtailed for the support of the pa per, a yery meager sum is left at (he disposal toe committee lor tnese important purposes. Per haps it may no well tlicretore for tho friend the Society uud the paper ti consider the propi-ie ty of following the example of mnny publishers during tho last row months, and increaso the price of subscription and thus place the paper in a self- sustaining position And we especially commenj to all delinquent subscribers the faot that their delinquency has compelled the Committee the past year, to with hold the fund designed for lecturing purposes irom tne olysot to wnicb they should bar been appropriated and apply thou to the publication the paper and in cousequonce our agents bat been compelled to go to other parts of the country; and meetings and conventions have, during -the Inst !sr been in Ohio, unusually few. of of of The Executive Committee hare ecm during the past year, on every hand, abundant work to do, but unfottunately have beets, exoept to a limited extent, without the tneanstoaoooinplishlt. , Wher ever the advocates, of our radical measure and opinion have gone, their labor have tioon remark ably successful. During the last year C. C. Burloigh attended with other, several large and effective Conventions in Ohio. During the last spring, William Wells Brown yieited Ohio and spent several weeks In lecturing just previous to the Annual Cincinnati Convention, which was held with it usual inter ests nnd good result. Mr. Brown wa with us a the A gout uf the American Anti-Slavery Socie ty, but sustained by those ertr aolive and devoted friend of tho slave, tha Ladies of the Cincinnati Bazaar. ' From tha same source the Antf Slavery Bugie received also a liberal contribution. Josephine and Charles S. S. Gritting, Rev. Leon ard Oriffing of Connecticut, James Barnaby and Giles B. Stebbina, bare been employed for abort periods of the past year as agents of the Socioty. Mr. Stobbins scrvicos were rendered in Western Ponnsylvnnia. - The others while agents of this Society ore employed in Ohio and Indiana. A most cordial co-operation in labor has exist ed betwoon us and theAmorican society anditsnux ilarics, especially with the Michigan State Society, with whose Executive Committee an arrangement was effected, thnt tho agents employed should labor w ithin the territory nlloted to each, as might upon tiro whole seem best upon consultation of th'. com mi'tces, and that each committee should be respon. sible for the salaries of agents for tho time they were laboring iu their respective localities. As the grent majority of tho supporters of our Socio ty in Ohio aro agriculturalists, nnd the failure of tho crops the last season put it out of tboir power to contribute w ith their accustomed liberality to its support, it was thought best that a greater por tion of the labor of rur agents should be spent in more western fields, where abolitionists were better able to contribute, nnd would be induced to be more liberal in their contributions, if the labor was expended and its results seen immediately around thorn. Accordingly Mr. nnd Mrs. Gritting have spent several months of the yoar in Michigan and Northorn Indiana ns tho agents of the Michi gan Socioty. Mr. Barnaby nlso spent several weeks in the saiuo service, under tho same direc tion wero nlsoho Agouts of tho American Socie ty Messrs. A. T. Fobs, and C. C. Burleigh. From the accounts we have received from these Agents, as w ell ns from the friends ot the cnuso in the numerous places they have visited, we judge that thoir labors have been remarkably successful. The people undoi tho iufluenco of discussion nnd investigation which their rndical principles have never failed to oxoito, h:tve obtainod ma ro correct nnd enlarged views of the principles nnd tenden cies of the abolition movement. They have learn, ed to understand more thoroughly the deceits nnd subterfuges of Slavery, nnd under the influence of npoeals to their consciences, enlightened by facts which they had previously overlooked or mis conceived, some have been fjund rendy to aban" don a church and a government which gives sup port nnd fellowship to the sum uf all villainies Others (moro numerous) have been brought on. ward in an iiiiti slavery direction, though not yet ready to abandon old institutions which yet to some extent they aeo to be complicated with this wickedness. During the past year, more than al most evor before, rur ngents have found the churches, guided by the ministry, to lie the bul warks of Slavery. The ministers, churches, officers and prominent members in the four most promt neat denominations Presbyterians, Methodists Baptists and Disciploi hnvo voluuteorod ns the opponents, nnd in many casos tho almost exclusive ones of our agents in towns and villages they have visited. The dem.igoguisai of the Slavory loving democracy nnd old fogy whiggory has. stood back tn modest silence, while zealous church members and sanctimonious divines have plead fur political union iu plaveholding nnd the glorious privilege of church fellowship nnd communion with kidnnp pers nnd pirntes. They have well nigh monopo lized the defence of Slavery nnd opposition to the advocates uf freedom. On the ulher hand tho work of exposing nnd denouncing those churches which have wickedly become the defenders ol idnvehold. ci's nnd whoso members nro nmong their most zealous confederates, has devolved far more exclu. sively than we desire,upon the Disunion Abolition ists. Almost nil other cdossos uf Anti-Slavory men cither sock fellowship with those who fellowship slaveholders, or so partially expose nnd rebuke thoit crime or exposing it in one direction, fellow, ship it in another, so that their rebukes fail cither to provoke the opposition or excite the repen tance of the guilty. Abolitionists will not shrink from their duty in this particular, because their numbers are few nnd thoir labor great, but they do most earnestly invite, nnd will most cordially weleomo the co-op eration of other Anti-Slavery friends, in this in dispensible work uf exposing the church as it is one of the chiefest bulwark of Slavery. The American Anti Slavery Society ha during the past year commenced the publication and gra tuitous circulation of anti-slavery tracts. In the early days of anti-slavery, this method of agita-, tion wbb vigorously Adopted, with incalculably good results, and the Committee bail with joy a recurrence to it, after its long comparative disuse. The Executive Committee have added one to the exccllont publication of the Parent Society ; and a Depository has been established at Salem, for the supply of the West. If the abolitionists with zeal, will enter upon the wurk of their distribution, supplying in their own localities all who may read them, great progress may speedily be made in enlightening and converting the community to more radical principles of freedom. We are en couraged to find among some of the abolitionists of the West a suitablo appreciation of this work. One lady, about to travel to Wisconsin, sends for large supply, expressing a desire, if possible, "to leave one in every door-yard she should pass on her route. A Justice of the Pence writes, that "for the last time he ha sworn to a lie," (alluding to his oath to support a pro-slu very Constitution,) and wishing to make some amends fur his past support of slavery, ho sends money to prepay the postage on tuelce pounds of tracts, for circulation among those who bad elected hiin to office. Lot others imitate those and similar examples, nnd let aboli tionists burden the mail to circulate their tracts by the pound. It w ill be more profiublo to tha " De partment," and far wore advantageous to the moral and freedom of the country, than to load them wilh the frauked, pro-slavery electioneering matter w ith which demagogues and office-seekers crowd them. " The Committee look with great hope to the extended usefulness of thl department during the ooming yoar, and earnestly entreat the vigorous co operation of all abolitionists One method of slavery extension our Southern master have, during tb past year, manifested especial teal in carrying forward.' Thy have de- a torniincd t.. maintain their right to hold their slaves I transit through the frei State. During the last toason, hen fur month the Ohio River .'as not navlgahlo, very many slaves, aa w . bare reason to believe, were carried through Ohio on j our railroad. The oloeing proceedings of our last Anniversary Tory fittingly gave freedom to one of these, a child of tender years, who was. boing transported as a slave across our territory,! from North Carolina to Tennessee. Thi emanci pated child is now rejoicing in her freedom, and enjoying the benefit of our pnblio schools. An other youth was also roleased in Ouernsey county, soon after, on a writ of Habeas Corpus, and two other efforts were made in other cases, without the same satisfactory result. The most remark able case, howover, in our own State, was that of Rosetta Armistod, claimed as the slave of Rev. llonry M. Dennison, Pii"tor of a Protestant F.pis copal Church in Louisville, Ky., and son in law of Kx-Prosidont Tyler. Soon after tho girl' arri val in Columbus, Judge Jamison, of tho Probate Court of Franklin county, on a hearing nf a writ of Iiabeas Corpus, pronounced fror free ; and, as sho was a minor, oppointod L. 0. Van Slyko, Esq., of that oity, her guardian. The Ilov. Pastor left his Kentucky flock, and proceeded to Columbus, to docoy his property back to slavery. The girl pre fering liberty, the Kov. kidnapper procured a warrant from slave Commissioner Pendery, of Cincinnati, and sent two of Ins kidnapping accom plices to Columbus, who by fraud and falsehood succeoded in seizing the girl nnd male all haste to drag her on board the cars, nnd proceed to Cincinnati. Fortunately, dospite especial plots to the contrary, Roscttu's faithful guardian gut on board tho soma train, nnd proviuus to her hearing before the Commissioner, be obtained a writ of Habeas Corpus. The two trials proceeded, the one with a viow to establish her freedom, and the other to consign her to slavery. Senator Chase and Judge Walker distinguished themselves as the advocates of Rosotta, and of tho rightful suprem acy uf the Constitution of Ohio over the slave laws of Kentucky; nnd Judgo Parker, who issued tho writ, docided, quite, in conflict with the recent decision of Chief Justico Lewis, of Pennsylvania, that " Upon writ of Habeas Corpus issued by Courts of n State, the Court might nnd would look into the legality of the detontion of persons held under process of a United States Court, and if such de tention was found to bo illegal, would grant a dis charge therefrom." Judgo Parker did look into that decision, found the detcntiun under Commissioner Pendery's war rant illegal, and confirming the decision of Judgo Jamison, -pronounced the girl free. In contempt of this decision, U. S. Marshal Robinson seized upon tho girl by virtue of his old illegal warrant, nnd brought hor beforo the Com missioner, who contented himself with asrerting his Commissioner's Court ns superior to all the Courts of Ohio, and then gravely but singularly dociding that Rosetta was free, not even accepting his Jice d dlnr fee, Judgo Parker thon imprisonod the Marshal for contempt of his decision, in seizing a frco person under protection of tho Court without legal process. Judiie McLean, of tho U. S. Court, issued a writ of Iiabeas Corpus, nud thereon released tho Mar shal from confinement, asserting the paramount authority of the Fugitive Slavo Lnv to the Cou stitution of Ohio, nnd of the U. S. Marshal nnd Commissioner Pendery to the whole judiciary uf the Commonwealth. And thus the matter stands, an open question with nn excellent bnsis for future serious differences between the Federal and State authorities. One characteristic feature dis tinguishes this from tho case of Passmore Wil liamson, now pending in Philadelphia. Judge McLean, the slaveholder's ngent for the interpre tation and execution of the slaveholder's Constitu tion, was most prompt ana uccnieif in rescuing Marshal Robinson from tho consequences uf his zeal iu serving slavory, and in bumbling Stato au thority under slnveholding usurpation, while Chief Justice Lewis utterly rofusos to oven inquire into tho propnetyof the imprisonment of P.issmuro Wil liamson.tbo friend uf freedom, or into tho indignity which theCominon wealth bus suScrod in the outrage upon liberty in the person of one of hor citizens And the whole Supreme Bench aro taking whole days to deliberate, not whether they shall re dross Mr. W illiamson's wrongs, nnd protect thu State from a gross and bofore unheard uf usurpa tion, and shww themselves able and willing to pro. tout the personal liberty of thoir fellow citizens for which they especially bold their office ; but their grave inquiry of days' and weeks' delibera tion is whetl.er they shall oven issue a writ to 111 quire into the legality of Judge Kane's high-hand od outrage against justice, when even hi weak and ridiculous pretenco therefor has boon swept away, as is manifest to ull the world, friends and foes of freodom. And this is the last, nnd a very fair illustration the value of our boasted Union "for the more! per feet establishment of Justice, and the security liberty to'oui selves and our posterity." The senior Judge of the Federal Court pronounces a slave- catching Commissioner' warrnnt in authority above the whole judiciary of the State while Judge Kane, knowintr no law of Pennsylvania which deprives slaveholders uf their peculiar property when they come into her territory, !m prisons a man without inquiry or form of trial without bail or .mainprise merely for the offence of Informing a widow and her urphnn children thnt on Pennsylvania's boastedly free soil they are free from the control cf their master. When such is the protection which tho Union affords to the personal liberty of Northern free citizens, we msy be justified in demanding to be released from its support. But when wo add to this tha inconceivably greater a-rongs it daily inflicts upon it three and a half million of slaves tit the South, whom it unites all Its member to crush, how earnest and indignant should be our outcry against all such guilty union with slaveholders. The people of this nation should be aware thnt there is a systematic and general' effort now in progress to establish slavery by judicial decision nnd form of lsjv, not in Kansas, that work, not without reason, they consider already done,- but in the nominally free Stntes, in spite of their con stitutions, their legislative provisions, and thoir long-standing judicial decisions. Our State citadels are already stormed by the slavery extension ista, and Republican and all other political men are behind the urgent needs of the case, and fatally neglectful of most prossing danger, when their narrow platform only contemplate resistance the slave propagandist in Kansas. Miserable, mistaken defenders of liberty are they, however honest their motives, who when slavery sots up its authority in our State invade our very bouso, buld and Imprison their Inmates, instead of re peating the cry of defiant invasion make every stump and newspaper under their control the ve hicle of announcing their meek intention,; net disturb the constitutional right of tiaAeholding ,h ft a'f-s In tho political w orld, the Us year e in peolally remarkablo for the breaking op of old pro- slavery association arm ine urf-iniiu m -1 with partially anti-slavery principle ana purposes. The intolerable outrage of slave holder .through the general government, upon th property, liber ty and right of the people of the north, have at lrngth aroused them to some show of resistance The nowly orgnnizei Republican party ? arraying itself as it does against Slavery extension, jt an important event, ns a mnjorily of Its member aM from the old parties, which have scrupled at no service however infamous in behalf of Slavery.- But the all prevalent pro-slavery power is manifest most lamentably, in the sacrifice which the more anti-slavery of the party w ith other are compelled tomnketothe reigning nationnl Divinity.,, The are compelled as member of that, party to sink their abolitionism, to forget th fugitive slave law and all the other nationnl outrage of slavery, to ignorc'the slavo' cause to take side with the slaveholder in all of the organized State of tbtf Union by conceding their constitutional right to their slaves, at the same time avowing their deter mination to sustain the Constitution and Union, thus solemnly compromising away the snored rights of justice and the liberty of the slave. - While therefore we look upon (he combination of a large number of people, hitherto pro-slavery for the restriction of the system, as hopeful and en couraging, our expectation are small of the ulti. mate good which the party can accomplish while thus yielding strength and power to the enemy. , In theso mischievous concessions' to the sfa6 power by its declared enemies, we see . new evidence of the utter im practicability of taking, and tho absurdity of attempting any thor ough and consistent anti-Slavery political action under anttionnl Constitution a pro-slavery a the Republican party admitB ours to be. And the Western Anti-Slavory Society, hns in this devel opment, new occasion for remonstrance against this concession to uur national iniquity, and new occasion to call upon all who would not be psrta- kors of the iniquity, to come out from among thoso who trade iu "slaves and the souls of men" and to cry aloud and spare not, against the incongruoua and absurd union, of despots and Republicans for the "establishment of liberty." To seek withsirigliriCFF of vtfdSc,r,hd I n )io misiny fidelity, with the ceaseless vigilance of love nnd the uncompromising sternness of justice, the emancipation of.evory American slave-such is the work of the Western Anti-Slnvety Socii ty ; to it they are called to address themselves with new vigor and self deninl for the coming year. MARIUS R. ROBINSON Corresponding Secretary, RESOLUTIONS, The following are the resolutions adopted at the iiuuh1 Meeting of Sho Western Anti-Slavery So. cioty. No. 2. Resolved, That in assonibline attain to consider our relation with 1 he oppressed, nnd tuur rosponsi- bililies arising thorsfrom, we desire to place our selves as nearly 11 may be iu the slave's stoad ; to see wiiii ins vision and to fuel with Ins instinot thnt wo may bo enabled to perceive clearly, and to expose faithfully nil those various nnd insidious influences with which a hateful nnd oppressive oligarchy has surrounded our people, com pelling lliciu oither knowingly or unwittingly to subserve its tyrannical purpose. icesoicea, lliat the Anti Slavery movement com prises more than opposition to the Nebraska bill. the repeal vt the ugitivo Slave law. the . restora tion ol the Missouri Compromise, the refusal ta idnut now slave Suites into the Union, or the abolition of Silvery in the District of Columbia; it contemplates the annihilation of the principle of chattlui.-m, the rcuioddleinn of that oublic sun. timont which now acts itself out indifferently through pro-slavery laws, or without such laws. and which can only be effectually ruauhod by an- appeal to 1110 moral principle in man's character. No. 3. Whereas, the system of American Slavery is sv system of remorseless cruelty, unmitigated inius- ... .1 1 ; .i j . . ,- . V. iicb m me m.tvc, uenasiiij; aim aemoraiizilig 10 tne master, curruiitine and dishonorable to tho nation. nud unblushing-defiant of ull the laws uf the Gov ernor ol the L inverse, therefore Uesolocd, 1 hat mime li ito repentance nnd un conditional emancipation is the duty of the master, of the nation, of the church, nnd of all associa tions and individuals who in auy way contribute to fasten his bonds. No. 4. of of Whereas, Our national confederacy was origi nally funned by a concession to slaveholders uf their monstrous claim to hold and treat human beings as chattels, therefore, lttsolccd. That it was wickod and iufamou in its original organization And Whereas, mure thnn sixty years of experi ence in this Union has proved its wurthlessness to protect the persona! liberties uf those already free and only adapted to perpetuate and extend Slavery, -therefore, Resolved, That it is the right, and the duty of each and every non-s)uvvholding State to se cede from the present Union, and form a confeder acy on the principle of "No Union with Slave holders." Resolved, Thit each man who forms or enter into an alliance with slaveholders, on the principle; that the majority shall rule, and the minority submit to, and help executo the will of the majority and that the same rights, privileges and protec tion be exteuded to slaveholders that are extended to non-slaveholders, must be by virtue of hi posi tion in such a Union, an enemy to justice aud lib erty and must be held responsible fur the conse quences, should the government be directed to the support of ilavoholding, slave-catching and slave-trading. Resolved, That as our only hope of abolishing Slavery, aud of securing the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, is in the dissolution of the preseut Union and the formation of a con federacy based on the principles of impartial lib erty, therefore we will do what we can to get the States in which we live, to take initiatory step for the formation of such a government. , No. 5. Resolved, That in behalf of outraged liberty and in tho .protection of our own natural and civil rights deeply imperilled by the atrocious conduct of Judge Kane of the U. 8. Court, wi pssund of tho House of Representatives, his impeachment for his unparalleled tyrauny in the Imprisonment of Passmore Williamson. No. 6. Resolved, That the only rafe and consistsnt position for our northorn oiiurohea is one of entire and unqualified disfollowship of Slaveholder both in politics und religion and of uncompromising opposition to the Federal Government, an admitted bulwark of Slavery a Government which in the name of Justice and Liberty, and under (be form of law sunutium and perpetuates upon three mil lions of our countrymen every conceivable crime, ' No. 7. (o to in .. . Whereas, the issue tondereJ by th Republican party, of "No Slavery outside the slave State" oonneoted with it repeated declarations in it platforms and by its leaders that Slavery hat a right ful political existence in the States, is nnabandon ment of moral power and principle iu effort for it removal, and the repetition of a vain ana oft tried otfort to make peace and efloct a compromise, be tween irre.-onuiluble antagonisms Therefore -' Resolved, That wo cannot consent to waste our euergiea or compromise our principles' by voting with that party however estimable may le it candidates and however desiratde 11 union rf all opponents of Mnverv sjtcpiiea,