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M.lItlL'S 11. ItOllIXSOX, K 11 TO It.
"NO UNION WITH SLAVEHOLDERS." axx rn.irtrnx, j'uniisiiixa.ACEar. " VOL. 11. NO. 27. SALEM, COLUMBIANA COUNTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, FKimUAltY 10, ISSfi. WHOLE NO. 511, The Anti-Slavery Bugle. DEFERRED ARTICLES. THE VIRGINIA WAR. .By refcrcnco to a short article in our Inst num-j vl a .. :n i,t 'lr;.,i. ii,.nnn,,. i?r. uui i l: . u i i a i n plu tin.. , . iiiiviiLhii", war upon l cnnsvivnnia in case me miter procccu . , 1 ! , 11' to punish a certain kidnapper under md.cti.icnt at , Holidaysbursh. Tho name of the manthicf is' J ii ii.. v:..;..:.. t A;ai....vn B.i nnmn,a. ' iui.uoa. iou i ,,.w,..,r.. to mulct said l'arsons in a heavy fine in case he , presented himself to tho Pennsylvania Court for; trial. It will doubtless be some relief to tho trcmb- sorviles of tho threatened State, Ic loam i , l.;.0oir !-. luai, willUBVcr iiiav uu mu ,v ,,t.ii,i..., ...-, ' . . ' sons prosonted himself for trial at the appointed time and was acquitted by tho Court. "Whether the Court acouitted the prisoner to avoid 1.. horror nf the! threatened Vircin'm invasion we do not know. Though wo have pretty good evidence to believe that Parsons deservod the (ale , . .... i i- ,i i vi- WlllOlt lor a limo seemcu 10 inreuicii mm. n u understand that immediately after his discharge Pdwest r,orhnr,s in search from custody ho started west, perhaps of a moro successful operation in his line ot busi-, laess, than that at Holidaysburgh proved to be. For there, though ho himself was arrested his in-, tonded victim escaped. Let all whose complexion will givo this villain any special on tho lookout. advantage to be "Rewarded J S. C. Abbott, who has written a! defence and " eulogy of Napokon 1st, which lC facetiously callsllistory.has sent a copy of it to the Napoleon III. Mr. Abbott styles the first Nanolaon tho Washington of France and avows r " that the history was written under a "senso of his responsibility to God." Of course this pious ad- of the vorthy I peror, who has all the craft and wickedness, with out the intellectual ability of bis prodocessor and examplar. He has accordingly sent an approving letter to Mr. Abbott accompanied w ith a gold medal. And Mr. Abbott has tho weaknoss to parade this tyrant's approval of his labors, before bis countrymen, as an evidence of his litcrery mer it and historic accurary. With intelligent men this approval must j,be itself no small condemnation of the work. Di.sB.Nl)F.n.---Tho Know-Nothicgs of Geauga county, held a meeting last month and resolved to dissolve all connection with tho order. They ad Vise all the subordinate lodges in Ihe county to abandon the organization. They issued an ad dress assigning their reasons for their course in ... .. . . .... i ... I. .... miration or one o. no greatest .,. u um ri3i-ncu n wuiii.t iciu.u ..v... ...v y.w ..... ly struggle to maintain Freedom to aid in assert-(jliio, ing practically and effeicntly, tho ort repeated as sertion of political faith, 'No more slave States no more Slave Territory,' and wo feci wo cannot do this if wo conlinuo members of tho American organization. The Philadelphia Convention, we are sorry to confess, but are compelled to believe, will bid as low for office, for slaveholding influence fnd votes, as will the Pernod tio party. The inevitable tendency of the Organization is to that result that position. In this wo hopo to bo mis taken but sco no good reason why our hopo be changed to fruition." which tliey say: "We must, as loyal citizens " of ourcomn.on country-boldly, vigilantly constant- v A Ql-aker Victory. Levi 'Oumn a Friend in Cincinnati, who is Chief Director on tho U. G. U. Jt., of that part of the country, appeared in the U. S. Court Koom last week while the fugitives trial was proceeding and stood with his baton, when says ths Gazette: " "Avery officious special Marshal, employed for this occasion to assist in preserving order nnd the Union, regarding this as an insult to tho U. S. to himself as her representative, approached Friond Coffin and demanded imperatively that ho should uncover before him and tho Commissioner "Friend C.explaincd tlintho moant no disrespect v.. u i, .,-. , r,r ,l,olr nnril. It would not do. Tho brave special Marshal raised Ins cane and knocked the oflending broad brim on the rioor. Friend C. paid no attention to this, but remained motionless. In a little whilo the Marshal returned, picked u? the hat and handod it to Levi, who took L r :t ...i...t..or n,l tho Miirnhiil denosited ! . . M....I..I .... it on a taoie. uui mo oruvo ... ease and shortly after t i s he returneu, tooK tno hafand placed ft very gently on Levi's head, and the Ct wo saw of trimid. Coffin ho stood there his hator r.rtoughnoXngLdBever hppencd ?o disturb hta .,. , . f f T5. 1!. UOBDER ituFFiAMoM. who ui ma umui. numui. f l,A lnt month uttors the lollowine war- . a. .iviim border men of Missouri : J " D "The war has again commenced, and tho Abo- litionists have again commenced it. 1 ro-oiavery Dien law and order men strike for your altars ttriko for your firesides strike for your rights avenge the blood of your brethren who have been .cowardly assailed, but who have bravely fallen defence of Southern institutions. Sound the bugle the lenctli and breadth of the land, nnd leave not an abolitionist in the Torritory . . i. I .Anrnminnf inrr i OA.l a XfllfttetneirtrcacneruuH twnwMunmMMh strike your jiiercinn ritle lallo and your glittering Att-nnl til their black and noisououg hearts. Let Aha wnr-erv never cease in Kansas again until our Territory is wrested of the last vestige of Aboli tionism. . P T Baknuu, has been humbugged out of x . i. uAHAvs, mra w fab oral Uunjirea tnousanu aonara ojr n "uv-principle, company. .' . .-. . . . J'ttn'AV VAutv.TlieXaw YorkLcz-' islature uas a olll before it which provides that any married woman whoo husband, from drunkenness n, nrnfliiracv. or othor causo. shall neglect or refuso tn nrnvida fur her sunnort or the support of children, or any married woman who may bo er ed bi hr ifushand, without any fault on nort shall havo tho right to transact business U own name, collect her own earnings and those . n...n,in Children, and educate her childron, free from the interference of her husband or other iersou fcShe way also bind out or biro UtUer UCiaUU. J.w . Imr minor children. Also, liereauer it snail t i,A unliditv of verv indonturo of iirenticeship that the inothor, if living with her hus iind, sign tho sumo. Tlie bill aims at abuses exist to an alarming extent. shall tint bo accounted felony, but tho muster (or other person appointed by tho master to punish biinl be neritiit from mulcstntion. Natvln nf 1'iV- ACffNTRADRTKiN Dititxi. The laws of Virginia, relating tu slavery, are ns mild, utmost, ns any hu- mane man could wish. Cim-inmtii Kmpiim: M if ear,c,l and declared b; ,kh fW -I-m- ,, ,,. , . . ,. ' .. ......... i... I,:, my, y nnv a.nve resist n.s i j :. r.i. . .1 .Ti . 1. ..... .. ,i; , 1. 1. y .. . .... ... 1 11 e have no comment to oiler, be ill,,crfllI(,ll,iy.fa,r. In ' ... i TWn a , ti....i.t,..y n,,.i te ciiin.vi.a u .... ... ............ ' "Molding to a census, ih'. t.ikcn, -OH.l.VS souls. , . ,,' n trtilli. it would i, i- , , n n-i c .i n I 1: irri miiv ii a.. l-,di. 2. 1 he Sootiier.i (. omriier. i r;.(i Convention met to-day, when Resolutions were j adoped, dcclarinc the cslablishment of a first class I line of steamships from I.tvernool to some Southern . ... . nml on I rnnntninoni ihir Snu fli efll I ,e Tl l (1 tni. til ;)ipir n nccomvyishn hi, end, as soon I asposihlo. At adjournment a resolution was pend-! in: declaring that Ooncress should aid the Southern mail steamships as well ns thoso belonging t-i;' , . , -i.i i it A n Af.rA is sa.u to no going aneau. vi aisvi has a sulhcient force under his command to main- nas a auiuciciii loree oooer inn c-iiiiiiiiiou i; inaio- C;iin his position with littlo trouble, l'lio dispusi-1 1 "n u:. l" n" n9 CWinii 8 ':-vor?,,i0 . -llnVnn M iiiu 1 1 iu.ua uoijf mu ujii..nnu iu mu iii-n "'-""'! iZ;ltion ftnj d codom. A great wharf has been coin ( pleted at irin 15ay, which enables vessels of every description to discharge their cargoes in rcg- u'111' --oininercKil stylo. The friends of Antioch College have received the m nicy necessary to pay the debt which has I embarrassed the institution for somo time. It is to be hoped that it is now about to commence a long ( career of useful prosperity. , j,ry jj j, pON.AVi ptor 0f Vnitarian con usurpor rrregation in Wellington city, in his sermon hist Mimlay nnnounecu ins vmwson oinver wnicn io said was no question of Nin th or South but of onscienccand humanity, which know no geograph ical lines. It is supposed .Mr. Conway will lose his ' i.-. . i --.. i , pas m-sinp, tor u.is uo.u avowal ot aiuis.acry sen- ADDRESS. To the S. iiatc mid 7oiisc n Jtijircicutaiccs nf the Mate nf Ohio : Gentlemen : We, the disfranchised Colored Cit'i.oiis of Ohio, usseinblcd in Ucucral Convention, feeling deeply tho grievous wrongs unjustly im posed upon us by the prohibitions implied in the first Section of the fifth Article of the Constitu tion of the State, and knowing "the pcoplo have the right to assemble together, in a peaceful man ner, to counsel fir their common good, and peti tion the General Assembly fir n redress of griev- ,, 1 1 ..I:-... : ... I.- .. a.. I. ...... rl... ..... luces: UIOl, ouuuili: ll vu uu It rvni.-iiiii uui, t owe to ourselves, our posterity, and the honor and r !. I .. Sin a n I ll.n. ti ii n nvnrr nun. ask your Ilonorablo Ilody to take the ncces imu iiuy iwif Istitutionalnieans which tho law-makers of Ohio h.ifA l.ff in miip r.MtvM. to rnmnvn frnni finr nncks I the bunleiia too jirievous to be borne; we do, there-1 e. n, r . " . ' 'T, "A. . " "V Zol, cf .tV of ho State of! sary constitutional steps to strike the word 'white' I'ioui the section before referred to, and all other pKccs in w hich it occurs in the Constitution, nnd thereby abrogate the unwise and unjust distinction Jiercin made bet ween the citizens ot the State on account of tlie accident of color. The section re ferred to is couched in tho following language: "Art. V. Sec. I. F.very while male citzen of tlie United Slates, of the age of twenty-one years, who shall havo been a resident of the Statu one year nrul nf t 10 eoimlv next preceding tho election township, or ward m w hich he resoles, sticli timesi of this odious word from tho Constitution ol professedly frco State, is, that we are MKN. This, to our minds, seems an all-sufficient plea. Human rights arc not to be graduated by tho shades of color that tinge the cheeks of men. Any being, however low in the scale of civilization, that yet . ; . . . i: : l. i. .. preserves ttio traits mat servo to uisuiiguisu uU inanity from the biutes, is endowed with all ri ,m:;imy eVri V w,"r5rs otr e,ftnd be e,"itled 10 voto at prLw reason we will assign for the .removal that can be claimed by the most cultivated races ot ( men. That we are men, we will cot insult your intel and J ligenco by attempting to prove. The most bitter revilers and oppressors of tho race admit this.evcn in the enactments by which they wrong us. Stat Pendery. ulcs nnu ordinances aro not necessary lor the regu- lation and control of animals, but men, reasoning ; men. w ho can understand and obey, or plot tt overthrow. Tho section of whioh wo c.uiiphiin, by dcliuing,thai white men may exercise the right of franchise, virtually admits that there are black men who are by tho rulo prohibited from voting. We ask any who doubt our manhood, Hath not the ,110 nves? Hath not tho nemo hands, organs, i:'.....u;,.... ...,. no,.tin,, tuiKKiiina? fed with u .i, .... . ...... ... tlie same loou nun witu vuo nunc pn ject to tho same diseases-healed by the same means-warmed and pooled by the sumo summer winter m the white v,an is ? If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not ra l,1,,' r hn ;r ,.t .i...lt,inDa f liiiinnn enualitv. which' I . " ... . a i l l r ialcra promulgatea ana aeienucu ui me cos. f no much blood and treasure, to tho narrow bounds of races or nations. All nien are by na- ture equal, and have maiicnniiie rignts, or none u in to oU cuii jren 0f ono Father, and ! ren j Kufc the principles upon which our Government It. fminitnil niinilniiitia thn nractieo of excluding j ,.inro,i mpn rP.,m . i.e mlvnntaL'eg of the ballot-box. SVo beg you to reflect how insecure your own and the liberties of your posterity would by the admission of such a rulo of construing rights of men. Another nation or race may dis place you, ns you havo displaced nations and races; and the injustice you teach, they may execute; per chance they may better the instruction. Remem ber, in your prido ot raco ana power, 'mat we an yo nro uretn- To uphold tho principle that taxation and repre dentation should go togother, the union between Great Britain and tho American Colonies was bro- soy ken, and a desolating war of seven years' duration v. was waged. As proot of tho correctness of we havo tho declaration nnd actions our fathers, and your own declarations. If sentiment was so truo ill 177t5, what new conca- tonation of circumstances bus arisen to render false in 1S50 1 Nono whatever. Uih one of those her immutable truths that change not with tiiuo or cir eumstances. Thoy nro emanations from tho eter ' mil foundation of truth, which wo all worship de- tho Peity Himself, i et, tn nearly every county her of our State, colored ax-payers kio found, who in aro unrepresented, and oan only to heard in your halls as a matter of favor.-AS o aro aware i difference of race is urge-1 by our enemies as any reason for our dis rancl.isemcnt; but we submit out that we are not Africans, but Americans, as much ,.f .,,.,, r.r.r.i.liill'iri Hum Mien 111 IV vo an' that so as any of your population. Hero then is a great injustice done lis, by refusing to acknowledge right to tlie appellation of Americans, which the only titlo we desire, and legislating for i.s as wo were aliens, and Uut bound to our country tho tips of affection which every human being must feel fur his native laud; w hich makes the Laplander prefer his snows and skins to the mm- ".V -ki.-r u..d silken pari, of Italy: w h.ch mak es , ,o adored American prefer the dear laml ol III -b'rtli, ; h . mJ in it, to any other siwt or. earth. Itnl nih.iit fnr nr-rumenr. Hint tnpri IS nil I Ta - eal difference between us and the white of nor land. That very difference unfits tliem to repre-1 sent us. Our wants and leclmgs arc unknown or r :i! -1 1.1 V 1,1 ' F"T" n,,n 1 .- ' 1 en ed in i he eniK ntive eonnei s. and th s can onlv . . . .' . . . ., ,0 mtnined hy permittiiijr each one a voice in me sl.lUetion of representatives. Xo class of the white full, tn. V, ui niuiniiiiu ii MB...!" ii .m unappreciated by them; nor can any ono presume ; (() r ' re,pnt ll3 ,;.( vv0 mvo nt ided t select. population would he willinj: to coin die to any tin:-. ' '. . . . . . . . i .i "(l""r' ih'elr r'li'tti.0" To' demand such a tliinji ,....,.; f n.i it.n sih-n i; I. . , .... .i i: i.i....l not ieacnc'l w co i--u oeui.iuu 10 iu.iuv uuui- u-nvi. -!- . r "'t" t of itllTiten "o is nreed as a reason ninRt om. n(miss0,, t e ui citizenship. The' .."..',:.. , . ;..' : ,,,, '. i,t J. if .,. it ..trr,i, nn rull,Cnt I for the removal of the disabilities that cramp our 1 . l., C....1: ..r -l, o t oeii-.-, oef-irov lion leeiio ei oeo-i - j- -, .,,,,.,,.,. r .,..-.,,..,,,,,,- f .,i ;,;,,. ... , .,.,:, . r i ...... ,;?. ,,.. K-. ( . . , , . r , . ,t can j x,m0 harlu xw m.iv a0 us ,llllcl, cood; and if we fail, ui.on us bo the bhuno. We would!''.- hlilifr to VOllI- recollection Miat bV a decision Ol .,r.,:.n P.,r ,1 lrnn n.irli.ll, of nor neollln chTrc eteatn, ce, w'.th Ze re.t of us" and Z'X fined?,, brethren.- anchiscd. excrciso the right of voting than their Vet. bv an accident of color.they are enfr What good reason can be adduced for permitting tho father to vote and not the sun, or the son and not the father, ns is frequently the case' The most obtuso intellect can at unco perceive the ut- tn. I'.itlv nn.l irMusitien of Klleh distinctions. J5llt the foliv and iniusiiec is onnallv as grrat when the diirerenco is made between white and cdorcd men, 1, C aro liwaru line. II una UUVII ikiiiuii u.tou.h.v. bv a high political personage, that this is a gov- ' .' . .... ;.. .. -in .-- .. i .1...:. - . "c u " " , . " , ti : ' I .i uu, n'vi . m - ,. . .... i and protect 1,1c, liberty, and property ? lie ' wiiur.i v i-nn-v , ...-... , f I. ,...,. rh-l.u -.i n Kiibmir, that the assertion casts an imputation upon the veracity and good faith ot our fathers, who claimed tho sympathy and aid ot tliewotm oa tno grounu mat nicy wci-u ccnteniiing for principles of universal application and desired to found a government in which tho doctrine of human equality would be reduced to practice. Tho Hill of Rights of tho S:atc of Ohio sets forth, "That all men arc created equal and inde pendent, and havo inalienable rights among which are enjoying and deentintf lite and liberty, acquir ing, possessing, and protecting property, and sock ing and obtaining happiness and safety." Now. admitted that wo tiro men, how aro we to UU UlCBD lllllln IIUUI.I.I.UI 1 u. i'i-I J law of the State, aro-prcveuted from dcfcndiiig; those precious ri-hts by any other than violent nieaiH For the same document that asserts our " , ,'' . , M cse tilings peaccuu.j; ouv wB,, oj u u.ftiiii.u i-ht to doft-nd life, liberty and property, strips of the power to do so otherwise than by vio--' ICllCC. I! OSii you, gemieilieo, 111 lliu n.miu ui justice, shall this stand as the judgement of th0 State ot Ohio? Wo are aware that deference to the op'u.ions and institutions of the States tolerating slavery, to whom we aro bound by the federal compact, may induco somo to oppose this our application for ermal rh'hts. Put those States, of ail others, arc tho most tenacious of their rights as sov.-reign and reprobilto all attempts to influence j i States, ineir uomesuc puucj ,,, me uu.i u. r.i ... loll III Oilier Ol.ucs. ii a univ vuui u " j"" tiec: and, in doing right, imitate tho indc- a her Citizens Wo do not ask you to countenance any change iWtmctivn to vour f irm of trovernmcnt. The nrioeinles we ask yon tu indorse are recognized bv the wise and -rood of our own and other lauds. It Our rS5ht- a,Tb-not.ri, a'nTrflhSo f Ohio, improving the condition of any class inmate result of a proper np- will bo but tho le preciution of the Declaration of Independence and htsiiiur ili 11 ol liiglits. Aireauy uve oiaien oi iiiu Uuion have admitted colorca men to vote; nnu w have vet to hear that the action has been followed hy any other than beneficial results. The arguments we havo advanced aro equally applicable to the statutory enactments which in flict such grievous disabilities upon us as a peo ple. Thn inestimablo privilege and protection of trial by a jury of our peers, wo aro deprived and to our great damage. Kvery legal gentleman in your body must bo awaro of the facility with which convictions aro obtained against colored Admission to your infirmaries and other benevo lent institutions, is demanded by the spirit of the civilization and Iiu- n.m. It in a shame tu vour , :tr;.i :. l,llJ ,imB.l. m, u.M,. ..s-, .... j - drivelling idiots and raving maniacs, are turned into the street to du, as has been done in the me wUl tropolis of your State. In your public schoo U, ! too, need cs and ' "J' 'tr'r.tllTn,: befurn others. Tho interests of the State demand .1 ., . 11 .1 1. that all should be educated alike. In conclusion, we call your attention to tho du tinx incumbent on vou as'legislators to pass such .)ws ag will increase tno nnppiuess, prosperity i ftI1(l secliri,y f the people of the state; to remove be the are all just causes ot uissaiisiiuuou. Many may indulge the hope that the colored population is destined to pass nway from your midst, nnd so refuse our praypr. Put tho hope a delusion. We are a part ol the American peu- pie, and wo and our posterity win ,"i7 ; tho of the it l that a rAflt our is if by tneiitnart of vour population. If wo are ,i.,r.riio,l of education, of coual political privileges still subjected to tho same depressing influences under which we n w suffer, ihe natural consequen ces will follow; aad the State, for her planting injustice, will reap her harvest of sorrow and crimo. She will contain w ithin her limits a dis contented population dissatisfied, estranged ready to welcome any revolution or invasion ns relief, for tliey can lose nothing and gain much. contrary course of policy will enablo us to keep step with our white fellow-citUonn in tho march improvement, disaffection will co.t-o, and our no blo Stato stand securely defended by tho loving hearts of all hor sons. In behalf of tho Stato Convention of colored nl(!. PETER II. CLARK, Cha'n. Charles Langston, Charles II. Yuneey, I). Jenkins, John Williams. Solomon Grimes. Committee. Anderson Flimi, John M. Langstou, .John I. Gaines, L. 1. Tavlor. ThA memorial was received and read, and refer red to a select committee consisting of tho follow ing gentlemen: Mcfsrs. CunScld, Brown, Taylor of Geauga. constitutional ,,cp. lo so alter or stitiitimi ol this Mate as to strike ninth Artn-lc of the Constitution ns to ; too word "w lute in that article. .il. ( The Committee on potions reported the follow .up! "A c, tl e undersigned, citizens of county. respectinlly hut earnestly petition your honnrabh body, 1st. ''.1 immediately lake tho necessary ntnpml thfi ( nn- . . ' nrt Mate as to strike niilllio w old , I, it,." t II, r. f,rt ,.f tl.n tifil, An'i.-li, 1 d. l'o so alter or ainen l the fu st Section of the i stri A I he out tn it, iiiin.iu.iiii.K. repeal all laws and parts of laws which make dis- tinclioiis on account of color. SPECIAL MESSAGE OF GOV. CHASE. n. ., . . .. . . , ,. . ... , I tr.inan.if r..,. it.n or.nc;.l...iiti.n ..r ,! r.,,in-itt ' As-scml.ty a comniunieation' from certain gentle linrf men hohiin!r ollicial t.ositions in Kansas. ! J. lie uiL'eoe.v of this anneal, mado hv the com- , n j - -j - t tmtn ..,1 .... ,1. - ....! ;n.)....Ai by it before the General Ae.nUv without delay. authenticated by tho si-nature of Jnmes ! II. Lane, Chairman of the .Executive Committee id' : Kaiikae Territory, of Charles liohinson, the Gov- crnor, and icoro . Jleitzlcr, the Secretary. elect-: ed by the 1'eoj lc under the recently adopted State Constitution. It represents that nn overwhelming force cf cit-, ; izens of Missomi aro orgimi-.ing upon the borders naiisud. wan tho aowcl purpouc ol invamng lut 1 ul 1 J .oeoioil.Mllllg its IUW 'U9,aul UUICUCI ioj; -' ' CO fttalCCltlZ !d your most earnest atten- The objc.t of the couU-mplateil invasion of Kansas is'to compel its inhabitant, to submit to i .".u.msnmcnt ,,t slavey. . . 1 He progress ot slavcholding aggression is very rcmai -kniilo' In l -'JO tho slave power insisted on the n1nis-'0Verwn'-',,l,inS sion of Missouri as u Slave State, and cu'eeted its purpose by cn-rafiini' on the bill (or its admission tici r etual nrohii.ition of slavery in nil tho to. ol the territory .leouired from Franco . ' ' mainder u.e nouio une oi .uissoiin.exicnuing west- , , . ; . ... . ., t o slave power innn.led the repeal ol tlie I rn III 01 ion ot IM.iI. imu et eetei it n n..it. Iw ! cnRrilhil,g on the Nebraska Kansas hill which pro- VUittd or I in i-Pnn:i . n pvr.rrss i i i,.,.. .1... ' 1 1 :4 i .. i ula- I pcojue oi uie icrrnory suouiu oe i.Mt "pcrtcct j y fl.c,; !" ''jrni and regulate their own domestic institutions, subject only to tho provisions of the u.in.l I III li 11 UI IIIU llllU'l kJtillU.-. Ill IS-jO, the slave power insists that under this declaration tho pcoplo of the Territory have no power to exclude slavery, until, under an enabling act of Congress, they proceed to form a State Con stitution, preparatory to admission into the Uuion. That this pretension would bo advanced was foreseen and predicted, w hen tho Nebraska Kansas Bill was under discussion ; and it was. indeed, in directly sanctioned by the ruftisal of its support ers to adopt an amendment to the bill, expressly recognising the right of tho pcop.u to exclude slavery. Whatever construction, however, may havs been intended by the slaveholding supporters of tlie .... j.. i. I. ition that ll'll , I . . , bill. nnJ whatever countenance to thatconstrtiction may ijo aiMrded by the phraseology of the act j " certain that, throughout the Free States, Mhe coiiviettui m nearly universal, that the people J'';!';;' Von ,-t the pro- , . - - - - - - --r.--- , 1'bJte right and full power to protect themselves I-S;;.'"81 v' 8 "' blVerr ... . I " prevent the people lrom cxercumg this right '' ' Pl,",r- nr",,;J .bands, from tho neighboring Sti'to of Missouri, invaded the lerntory a', the "Pfoiiitcd for the hrst election of meinbors of of tho 1 erritorial Legislature, (Marcn jiH, ISju.) nd, , having taken possession o tho polls, and cs- C:uueu me legal voiur. seieeieu me j.crsons who to their place of residence, whether in Missouri o Kansas, ihe acts ol tins spurious legislature were wor- few 1-ree lection, they ot law, " M'" l-icn-nuuu oonun.s nuitu oa.u no i.u- : ' l.'s in the annals of legislative usurpation. The ; Governor ol the lerntory. w l-.o attempted lncfioct- i ,mlly t" rC!imn by 1 ; -- -ded the of, ffi'Cn. whiehXiv ! veto, was reiiiov.l from ns executive thee by tlio President of 'bo United States, and thus full scopo was given to e a of . ,1 i their utniot extravagance As it disposing ot a conquered province, tliey proceeded to decree the establishment of Slavery, and to secure it against popular opposition, by providing for the appointment of Sheriffs and other officers, by Commissioners of their own creation without allowing to tho people any voico w hatcver in their selection, and by imposing on tho exercise of the right to voto at future elections of members of tlie Legislature, conditions with which uoue but supporters of Slavery could comply. It was impossible for mon, not themselves pre pared to be slaves, to admit tho validity of this spurious legislation. Tho poeplo of Kansas re fuse to submit to disfranchismcnt by the usurpers. Left without valid la s, nnd remitted to the orig inal right, inherent In ovcry community, to pro vide for its own safety and good order, they proceeded in regular convention, to appoint a day and prescribo tho manner of sleeting a delegate Congress, and to provide for holding a convention to fjaiue n constitution, preparatory to application for admission into the I uiun as a State. On tho 9th of October last, the day designated jj xhcrs (lf lll(J Suto L(.siKluture. Tho Gov- II. llecder was chosen to that cflieo : and on 23d of tho same month a Stato Constitution promulgotej by tho convention elected for the purpose. On the loth Pecember this constitution was ratified by tlie people, and on tho 10th of Jauary, just past, and election was held fur State officers J cmor and Secretary, whose signature nro affixed j , til0 nr,r,eai iicrevvitlt trnnsmitteJ, were chosen thi el0etiou. is th; wc.e ;n CBg lhe TerrU(). ilmiduJ Mr in,1t.t.eluijer ,v luiej "'k,,,!, fn,,,, Jli,0ri, mw 1W into kIm l.y i extraordinary proclamation from Wilson Shannon, who had been appointed Uovernor ol tno lerntory of a A cf and in place of his removed predecessor. The town Lawrence was actually beleaguered, and its des truction fiercely threatened. Tho peoplo of lerntory rallied to itsdefonce, and for many days, civil war was imminent. At length, however, Governor became sensible of the error ho bad committed, and succeeded iu inducing tho to retiro. Their presence had been marke 1 by out rage, rnpino nnd murder. Their w ithdrawal angry and reluctant. It indicated a remission hostilities, not peuee. Hsnce it is not surprising that tho election stato ulncers under the uew new t oustituti m, tho 15th of January, was mado the occasion further hostilities. Tho Territory was again nnd nn actual rencounter took place between the invaders and the settlors. Somo time after its termination, a respected citizen, nn emigrant from Kontucky, of tho mime of Brown, who been engaged iu it upon tho Frco State side, seized and inhumanly murdered by tho opposite party. Tho communication which I transmit, expresses a strong apprehension that proportions aremakipg ul implements oi hck auction ior a new invasion more destructive thaH any which has preceded it. . . ' ... .... 1 .. I l ,l...i IV... mommi. 1 i i, p,-i on p.-, !'" L-resv. rit firosctit PotiStilutC'l, Will Consent tl formation from other sontee e nfiniis tho opinion ihtil this apprehension I:- hot 'n undle.. It is lmpo'lile 1 1 eontempl ite the things with-. out deep leelin. They arc ihe legitimate, fruitu ol he ret eal of the Missouri l'ndiihition. It ft aj ,,,,(, hQ porsihlu at prerent to rc-e.-lr.! .m!i that pro- the admission of Kansas into the Union, tinder her l'ren .State Constitution. The (ieneral Assembly of Ohio has r.erhans. no lemslatr.e row er to ro ' ' t , , n dress the wrones of the people o. the Territory ; but still rnnictlii.nut ui.impoi liint; may be done, I lie Assemoiy can cxnrcsi tno sense o uie pcopn of Ohio, in he-solution n Mressed to their Senators ami lietircsentatives ir. Consress. They can roeMii- mend Uie admission of Kansas ns a Tree State, rate of the I'eonlo to a neat in (oncress, that hn r ; . r . ., ,. r I. ...n, 4 ..,-. 1 .! it i , r. nr fl II Ii 1 1 ,if Rinins the attention of the National Legislature to their wants and their wrongs. Tho General : Asscmhlv may also, hy suitable resolutions, com- mend the cause of Kansas to the warm sympathies the enactment of a suitable law securing freedom of elections in caso the Territorial government be not superceded : and what perhaps is of niorn itn- portance still, the premj I admission ol mo j'eie- lion no and liberal contributors ot their eotiMitutuents. ; They will not, I nm sure, invoke the promt uetion 1 of the people in vain. Having thus performed what seemed to me to be .my duty, in transmitting to you the coiiininnicati..n - tlie lopniur nutiioi ities m iMinsas, w ui sue mi-n , aiiniio ii.i uiu ui i ii-mi, ii i y ared to demand. I cheerfully submit the whole matter to tho siipe- S. P. CHASE. I.aavklxik C.tv. K.T.. January 21t. 100. J i r., IU V,v U, ,. the Or,mor 0,.W ! ,." , ,i ": ' u "-"u " force of the citizens of Missouri are 'organizing upon our border amply supplied with : ariilery, for the avowed purpose of invading our I Territory demolishing our towns and butchering I " " l"" "n"""S 1 lKK .in.ui.a. I. U 1M'IU ,W l.. ..I,... .I.-1I. Ufc U.H.. ...-.-..-I....... i can reach us. We respectfully request, on behalf: tl,., n;,:.ma ,.f K..,.. t ,.,t tun I, clnm ninv ... I -.rrr LZ X. .,,, 71. .V. J lv"l - -J . o V V ,ho "f'nS uut 6" i , ! I, ii, ,.,!, ...itl'-l.TA """"'"" "" " ( Kcspcctfully, J. II. LANK. Chairman, Ex. Com. K. T. C. ROBINSON, Governor elect of Kansas. GEO. DEITZLER. Secretary. Form the Wesleyan. METHODIST SLAVE-TRADERS. , There are many persons in the Methodist Lp.sco- pa Church, who, like Dr. L.li ,tt admit t.iat slave-ic,0 lioldcrs are members ot that Church, as before the i. vision; uui ciaun inat ; no m in er now sens a without being disciphncd-losing his mem-; Ucrslnri. Aow lor l;u:ts; ; In Bracken Co., Ky. my native county, I II , a member of the M. F.. Church, sold a slave woman and children a few years since since the division. This woman, with her childron, had been willed to him, had committed no offence, ho wanted money nnd sold them. Anothei member, G. A , la.it winter cast t wo unofl'vnding .slaves in prison, at tho death of his wife, by whom he received them, and in a short time sold them. When I It ft that count', somo two or thrco months since, as I was assured by re liable persons, that blavetradcr was, ns before, a member, .in p;ood standing undisciplined. Sc was tho member 1 first alluded to. I havo talked with him about his sin in this respect. My wife says, if ouo of her uncles T. II , was now living deceased some fifteen mouths since, ho would testify that another meinbor, who was still it good standing last full, a leading man, sold Lim a slave, saieo the division in lS-14. These facts are notorious; and whilst in Campbell Co., ;nst full, 1 was assured that thero are many other like exam ples. Put why should our Methodist brethren make the nbsensc of sUire-tradimj the standard of their piety, or loyalty to freedom a-.d rightoeusness? The crime consists not in tho selling, but in the holdiin ill cliattcli.ing man: If I may rightfully hold a horse, then 1 may rightfully sell him. The crime is in holdinjraslavo. So the M. F.. Church once decided; and forty years since, even in Ky., as I learn lrom a living witness, in that very church to which I havo referred nbovo. Souire Pay was disciplined because P.e would not pledge himself manumit some slaves then in Ins possession. In those days, there was much piety and efficiency in that Church, now but little, if any, of either Tho "lino gold has liccomo dim." Shivery has been suffered to come in, nnd w ith it pridc.castc, and oppression. These have grieved away the spirit of God, and dissipated love for souls. Theio is no safety, Pro. Mutlack, but in obedi ence to the divino commands' "eat not with the ex tortioner;" "have no fellowship with the unfruitful work of darkness;" "como out of her iny people, that be ye not partakers of her sins, and that ye re ceive not of her JOHN G. FEE. Bureau, Madison Co., Jan. 11, '56. From the Cincinnati Gazette. THE CINCINNATI SLAVE CASE. BEFORE U. S. COMMISSIONER PENDERY. SPEECH OF MR. JOLIFFE. ot an On opening on Wednesday morning Mr. Joiiffa commenced his argument. llo said: I have reason to rejoico to-day in behalf nl mv flii-ntH nrul of thn ennntrv. thnt thiR nn.n to bo tried before a gentleman who has tried simi-I'aw lar cases, and had the moral courage to decide against tho claimant. It was not the prido ot opin Ins judgment, but a truth and justice of sincere such of the the in vaders of of on of in vaded, hnd was ion that controlled conviction of the course. I will lirst notice the arguments of my courte ous opponent, Mr, Finnull. llo said Kentucky and irginin wore not responsible for Slavery, the Yankees, who sold them the negroes. Others have charged that England forced Slavery upon us. Pat when his ancestors and mine went down to Norfolk to buy slaves, were they not to bo blam ed? Tho merchants and traders sold them gold for gold they would have sold the planters as well. Bit were not they who tempted merchants to bring them (hives, equally guilty with thoso who bought them? llo said, niso, that it was tho Abolitionists who were creating all this agitation, and ho denounced them as "pot house politicians." Now, who the Abolitionists! I know those in Ohio, perhaps, as well as that gentleman, but I du not know i.mong them a single man to whom the phrase, "p 't-houso politicians," could be applied. The gentleuinn was ill-advised iu his attack. He was firing his grapo and cimistor into the ranks of his allies, and at every chargo thoy fell. Union-suvers, thoy are tho pot hoiiso politicians men who love everything hut God and tho poor for the meaner ami more degraded a white man the more he hates a negro, llo further charged us with being ungrateful to Kentucky, who assis ted to light our battles in tho Northwest. M'bcn i rveotuckv renders any service to the I mon, she In-ja Statu, claims credit tor it; but whn bacriOces are exprefd from Ohio, wc nrp to Hi alt 5 fhciik ttt-' j tirelv for the sake of tho Union. liot we do return tho kindnesd, When a poor ! :md friendless Kentnckian rnoies here naked, i , i lothe him; hiiL'i v, w o feed him; vra relieve hini; hound on n journey, wo put him on A certain rail road and have him throueh in lijihtnlnir upeed. if Kentucky feels npjrievpd, let her lni'ie rclall- ale. I.ct them set up sewing societies for the poor Ohioans; and as hnspitnblo Kentucky, is better than piefivune Ohio, let them spnd ten tot rmo of or any such place tuse ana cries ol oroer. . No, poor Kei.t in ki.'ins, even the most destitute, find friends and counsel here. Fi.r all these peo- on hoth sides of this cast, are Kentuekians.- . . a . - nor peop.o lo Ie.vas, Kansas or ti they desire to cmiRrRto. (Appl with warm Alood. and aM;s .1 . 1 , r . I 1 . ' . 'II , tllilt llllinlered lOfilfif liliett intfl I n t Prmi tl flhlll ltti very and the gramlfatlier back into everlasting bondage. (Applauru, and cries of order.) , Iiut the ncntleinan says the Constitution of the U. S. Kivcs him a right to theso fngitives t. I he only dilicrento Lctween thein is that while they (looking towards the slaves) are heroically f rfipgUr.fr, for freedom, that tnali (looking at Mr. .uiirsoaii; comes 111,0 oui t, ins i.nnos an ur:pping w nn w arm aioou. anu hku 10 lane mo miner ci ! ; Oh, star-eyed science, hast thou wandered there' To bring us baek the me?sngo of despair? That a straight line is the fhortest distune be tween two points, is an axiom. The proposition on which 1 shall I. use my argnnicnt is no less plain. It is : 'Unit iwrj man nn earth hat the right tit ilu crcry tiiinj tUat Cod lias made it hit duly fo dor li.. I . l .. - . I 1... . Ji . PlXi liible, than ether", I will vary the iorm, and say , That every man T earth has the right to do ev- I 'J ' i , ' . uou ninoe it ti;e utity oi naniei to pray, tnougu (l10 iv;.,,, i;H1i, 0 f. i bid it of the three toly children to refuse to bow down befuro an idolof J n,e Aoostles lo pi each the doctrino cf the tesureo a tion ol Cr.inmer mid Kidley to refuse to bow i itown to tr.c saenr-ce ol tlie .,ia.-s nna in aoing so assert their right. Jlight and duty are elalivr terms, as inseparably mingled as the I i:l . 1 I r .1 - f! V .1- I A." 1"" X""' oioiicr, I u is oir nglli, simo" uiie nn a Ulinuw ! mcr of the'l'. S.. to love Uod with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself. It is your right to keep a conscience void of offence This is a right for which the martyrs suffered, end for which our" fathers poured out their Llotd like water the right of every American citizen to take the Bible I as the man of his council. You have a right to love that old man, (putting his hand on the head. I of old Simon,) ns you love yourself, and to do to I him as you would have him do to you, and Hi your duty, sitting here in the temple of Justice, tff I exercise that right. I Your oath to surport tho Constitution imposes .in 0::,)j,,.Ulln t0 st,,!nort it all, not only the 3d arti- ( ,l0 v 80CtiI,li but ,e .,,,. Constitution. j Tho Constitution savs ( 1st Amendment) "Con- ess shall make no law respecting an establish slave mcllt , riligi()ll or prohibiting the free eierciso I il,,., ,.r " 1'l,i, m,. i.ml iU i;,.inn nf Tku na and of Ihellindoos.but it certainly does embrace the Christian religion. What.then is the Christian religion? Its vital principle is to love Ood with all your heart, and your neighbor as yourself' and every law that interferes w ith this (as do the acts 'Oo and '50) pierces the very vitals of the Chris tian religion ns the spear of the Roman soldier pierced the heart of Christ on tho cross. Should Congress pass a law forbidding J0U to read the Bible, does any man doubt that it Would be unconstitutional V When Congress passes ft law forbidding you to obey the Bible, in not that unconstitutional? What binding force would a law have declaring that there is no God? How much better is an act which says there is at God, but you shall not obey him ? The Bible commands to feed the hungry clothe the nabed shelter tho outcast to break every yoke nnd let the oppi ess- led go free. The Abolitionists tiio hated, the de spised have lor tho hist o years been pssorung these rights, unconsciously bearing upon their own' shoulders the rights of the whole American peo pie. A few years ngn all Christendom were indignant because the Mudiai family weie imprisoned for reading the Bible. But what difference i rhero be'.wcen imprisoning a man for reading the Kible in Italy, and for obeying it in the United States? All men have a religion, no matter Whether members of churches or not deep down in tha heart of every man, is a sense of responsibility to his maker, it may not show itself till Called lo do some gigantic wrong, but then it rises np to re strain bis hand. When called upon to decide upon a question like this, it is your duty to listen to its yoicc; That man (putting his hand on young Simon) i here i prisoner, guilty of no crime, his wife in jail in a delicate situation, needing her husband's aid, and Mr. Marshall asks you to tear him from his wife's arms. His threo children, one an infant at tho breast demand his care, and you are asked to tear him from both wife and children thnrl thisr man may tako him iuto Kentucky, to sell his flrsh blood and bones, and soul, on tho suction block. Po your duties as a christian, interfere with thatt Can you do it and keep your conscience void o.f of fence ? Can you do it and maintain for the' peo ple of tho U. S. the right of religious freedom I When vrc consider the great question of religious freedom involved in it, tho rights cf these people become insignificant. It is your, right and mine. Never in tho history of jurisprudence lias a ques tion of such importuueo been submitted to thede cision of single man. If you sustain theso lights, you sustain religious freedom for us all; if not, you betray humanity.- llo then considered the rules of construction hy which this Article of the Constitution woe to b interpreted, and tho purposo for which il was- made. iow, siuu no. n ..ngrrss car. not pine at in compelling you to worship God, can they pas. w compelling j,m u, .m i;ii,v UUuf a but for the are The is, as The trouble is this. The Congress of the Cni ted States have endeavored to pass a law decVsr ing that wrong was right. There is danger ht thus disregarding rights, ior every law that sup. ports slavery strikes down some right of tde slave holder. The piincipal that gives yon right to- your slavo, may take away your rifcht to yonr land. He then read from the Bible the account of the1 creation of man. "In tho intake of God created he him," "to have dominion over every living thing that moveth upon the earth." Can man, the lord of creation, bo made property f JVherever man is found no matter how. degraded bis eondition, even the naked negro basking in the ton or tying in the palm tree s sh.-.ae tie is still tne lord ot cre ation. Tho distinction between man and those' ovor whom he rules is this: that man everywhere, no matter how debased or ignorant, ean be taught to lovo and obey God; brutes never con. Congress had no more right to pass a law thnt man should bow down before man than thnt be should bow before tho consecrated water. Both are bsresie, ono uf Amorica and lhe othor of Europe. What right had Congress to enforce one heresy nnd re fuso the other. It is an article of rellgloua belief in me thnt man ennnot hold property in mm, I take it from the Bible. Catholics and Mormon, are protected in their creed Why not I in mine? . The law of '50 (The Fugitive lave Law) com. mands you to treat those pcoplo as slaves) the Bi ble as men. As slaves they may not learn to read the Bible nor attend diviue service. nor preaoh the gospel to every creature nor bring up tbeif