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THE YOICE OF FREEDOM.
and I learned were professors of religion. She had an in fant at her breast; he was to go she to remain. I was so near them that I could hear their parting words, 'Oh,' said she, 'Tom, we cannot part, you must not leave me.' 'My girl,' replied he, 'we must part, there is no hope for us.' 'Well, if we must, we must,' paid she, 'but here Tom, (taking a small bible from hex bosom) here is my bi ble, take it, and give me yours, and we will keep them as remembrances, they will ever remind us of each other, and of that heaven where we shall again be united.' All were now on board, except thismanjhe stood with one foot on the plank , the other upon shore.and she hung around his neck his master ran out of the vessel in a rage, seized him by the throSt tore them asunder, and pushed him into the boat; she shrieked, fainted upon the beachj he tore hi&hair and beat his breast in the wildest paroxysm of despair, me boat was moved, and amidst the howling of wind, the splash of the wheels and torrents of rain, were neara me roans and lamentations of the Dartv on board answered by those on shore. These scenes closed; but never by me Had I possessed at the moment, the whole earth, I would i. e i ii - i.o restored those unhanDV slaves nave ueciy given hii tu a ' to each other's arms." The above is but a specimen of that horrible system of cruelties, outrage and blood, which is tolerated in this land of boasted freedom and equal rights. How long the sword pf justice will remain sheathed in the scabbard of mercy, and an insulted God bear the oppressors of the South and his apologist of the fTth, it is impossible to determine, but certain I am, that nofuiwt but repentance and reforma tion will save this guilty nation from impending ruin. G. BECKLEY. Northfield, January 7th, 1839. For The Voice of Freedom. A meeting of the friends of the immediate emancipation of that portion of God's creatures who are held in abject and cruel bondage by their fellow beings, was holden in this village last evening, and after listening to a cogent and interesting address upon the subject of American Slavery, from Rev. G. Beckley, proceeded to organize an anti-slavery society to be known and recognized as "The Barnard Anti-Slavery Society ,auxiliary to the Windsor County Anti-Slavery Society. ' ' The following gentlemen were chesen a delegation to attend the next anniversary of the Vermont Anti-Slavery society to be holden at Middlebury on the 20th and 21st of february next, llev, L. Twitcheix, Rev. T. Gordon, and Rev. E. Wellington, Over sixty signatures were obtained to the constitution, and the following officers were duly elected as a Board of Managers to conduct the affairs of said society: Rev. Z. Twitchell, President; A. Howe, Esq., Vice President; Rev. E. Wellington, Secretary; Dr. A. Burbank, Treasurer; Rev. E. Spear, R. Rich mond, Esq., H. French, Counsellors. Per order, E. WELLINGTON, Secretary. Barnard, Vt. Jan'y 14, 1839. At a special meeting of the Executive Committee of the Vermont Anti-Slavery Society, holden at Middlebury Dec. 26, 1838, it was Resolved unanimously, That it be recommended to all friends of liberty within the State, to take efficient and im mediate measures to secure and forward to our Represen tatives in Congress a decided remonstrance against the gag-resolutions on the subject of petitions, introduced into the House by Charles G Atherton of NewrJIarapshire, and adopted on the 11th and 12th inst. A committee were also appointed to prepare and publish a form of the remonstrance. In behalf of the Executive Committee, J. A. ALLEN, Secretary. Middlebury, Dec. 31, 1838. The Remonstrnnce. To the House of Representatives of the United States now in session: Your memorialists, inhabitants of County, Vermont, have witnessed with alarm the passage, in your Honorable body, of the following resolutions, to wit: ''Resolved, That this government is a government of limited powers; and that, by the constitution of the United States, congress has no jurisdiction whatever over the in stitution of slavery in the several states ot the confederacy. . Resolved, That petitions for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbijj and the territories of the United States, and against 'he removal of slaves from one state to another, are a par -.1 a plan of operations set on foot to affect the institution of slavery in the several states, and thus indirectly to destroy that institution within their limits. Resolved, That congress has no right to do that indi rectly which it cannot do directly; and that the agitation of the subject of Slavery in the District, of Columbia, or the territories, as a means and with the iew, of disturbing or overthrowing that institution in the several states, is a gainst the true spirit and meaning of the constitution, an infringement of the rights of the states affected, and a breach of the public faith upqn which they entered into the confederacy. Resolved, That the constitution rests upon the broad principle of equality among the members of this confeder acy, and that congress in the exercise of its acknowledged powers, has no right to discriminate between the institu tions of one portion of the states and another, with the view of abolishing the one and promoting the other. Resolved, therefore, That all attempts on the part pf congress to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia, or the territories, or to prohibit the removal of slaves from state to state, or to discriminate between the institutions of one portion of the confederacy and another, with the views aforesaid, are in violation of the constitution, destructive of the fundamental principles on which the union of these states rests, and beyond the jurisdiction of congress; and that every petition, memorial, resolution, proposition, or paper touching or relating in any way or to any extent whatever, to slavery as aforesaid, or the abolition thereof, shall, on the presentation thereof, without any further ac tion thereon, be laid upon the table without being debated, printed or referred." Your memorialists, in the exercise of their undoubted and unsurrendered rights as citizens of the United States, respectfully, yet firmly and earnestly remonstrate against the adoption of the foregoing resolutions and the action of the House upon the principles and the rule therein laid down and prescribed, and for the following reasons: First, Because the reasons set forth in said resolutions are unsound and untenable, and afford no just ground for denying to the petitions mentioned in said resolutions the same formalities and consideration given to petitions on oth er subjects. 1. Because to grant the prayer of the petitions would not be an assumption of any jurisdiction not expressly granted to Congress in the Constitution of the United States. 2. Because, even if it be admitted thaflhe motives" which govern petitioners in asking for a redress of griev ances, be bad, that does not prove that the grievances com plained of do not exist and may not rightfully be remedied, and can, of course, afford no just ground for refusing to grant the prayer of the petitions, much less for refusing to consider and answer them. The ulterior object of the petitioners may be unconstitutional, and it may not be in the power of Congress to effect it; and yet the prayer of the petitioners, on subjects incidental to that object, be constitutionally granted. 8. Because the prayer of the petitions may be granted without "any view of disturbing or overthrowing" sla very "in the several states," but simply as an act of long denied justice to the oppressed, and as a means of vindi cating the nation from the just but dishonoring reproach of being false to its own principles and its own honor. 4. Because the great object of the Constitution of the United States, being to "secure the blessings of liberty fo" .' the people of the United States" and their "posterity," and no provision having been incorporated into it by which Congress is bound to legislate to sustain, extend or perpetuate the existence of domestic slavery in the State?, Territories or District of Columbia, Congress is sacredly bound by a proper regard to the spirit of that instruir.eiit, to exercise all the powers therein granted them for he extension and perpetuation of free principles and free institutions in the land, and above all, for securing liberty to every hurnan being within the limits of their jurisdiction: and Because, if it be admitted (which your memorialists do not grant) that "Congress has no right to discriminate be tween the institutions of one portion of the states & another, with a view of abolishing the one and promoting the oth er, Congress, by permitting the existence of slavery in the territories under its jurisdiction, and bv expressly es tablishing by its enactments slavery in the' District of Co lumbia, and permitting the slave-trade to exist there, in all its unmitigated atrocitv. thus promoting, in a fearful man ner, slavery and its concomitants, haa given, and does now ffive. a ureference to slavery over free institutions, and has thus been guilty of the violation of the Constitution set forth in the resolutions ot your oociy. Second. Bocause the resolutions purport to give rea sons for not granting the prayer of the petitioners, without that consideration, either by th,e House or Ha appropriate committee, of the subject matter of the petitions, and with out permitting that discussion of their merits, which are es sential to the proper enjoyment and exigence of the the right of petition so solemnly guaranteed to the people by the Constitution; thus making that right to depend upon the "foregone conclusion of a majority of your body, and as effectually denying to a large portion of the American people all benefit from their petitions, as if they were not permitted a silent passage to the table of your speaker, Third, Because, even if the reasons sot forth in those resolutions were sufficient to justify the rejection, without a hearing , of petitions "for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia and the Territories of the United states, and against the removal of slaves from one state to another," they do not furnish reasons for thus treating many other petitions 'relating to slavery, which have and may come bofere your Honorable body; thus causing many petitions to be denied a hearing, without any reason whatever being assigned for such a course. For these, among other reasons, your memorialists not only remonstrate against the passage of said resolutions, but respectfully ask your Honorable body to rescind the same, and thus restore to the right of petition its vitality, and to the Constitution its power and supremacy. GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. Letters from AVashington. Washington, Jan'y 7th, 1839. Ere loner, Congress will have to make an ap- propriation for the construction of a huge table, whereon to lay the enormous loads ot abolition papers -arriving daily. They reach us, not by hundreds, but by thousands, and still "They come, they come." This morning the hall of the House presented the appearance of an immense paper warehouse; nearly every member having a pile of petitions up on his desk, The House may refuse to hear them read, but the time alone occupied in their presen tation, will give no mean idea of the amount of that public ieeling which has been invoked by the Demon of Gag Law. Our political tyrants may as well pass resolutions to prevent the rising of the sun, as to attempt to check the expression of public sentiment on their disgraceful proceedings. Even the proposition to recede this district to the old States, and thus compromise the present difficulties, was voted down. I hey are determin ed to bind the whole subject of abolition, hand and foot until, like Sampson of old, it shall burst a- sunder its fetters and slay them "hip and thigh." Mr. JJromgoole has appointed himselt to the of fice of "Gag Law General," whose duty it is to make all the motions for laving obiectionable me morials on the table. Posterity will pay him his fees of office. The whole day being occupied by the presen tation of petitions, Mr Wise had no opportunity of renewing his resolution relative to the impeach ment ot the Secretary. But an opportunity will arrive when, notwithstanding- all the feverish anx iety of the party in power to stifle debate, the light which is beginning to be shed on dark trnnsac- tions, long hidden from the public eye, will blaze forth as the noon-day sun. The country is be ginning to understand the tricks of the admtnis tration; but, in the words of Mr. Menifee, it may as well at once, with arms crossed and heart re signed, come up to that bar where the American people will pass on its deeds, and award due rec ompense. That people would embfeily the ini quities of ten long years, and placing them on the heads of the victims, would stretch the sacnnciai knife, and calling on Heaven, would moke one eqpiatory offering to the God of Liberty. Jan. 9th, 1S3S. An important and exciting debate sprung up upon motion to print certain resolutions adopted by the Legislature of Vermont, touching the subject of Slavery and the abolition of Slavery. Mr. Prentiss of Vermont presented the resolutions. They embodied sentiments strongly hostile to the system of Slavery, and favorable to the Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia. Mr. Prentiss, in presenting them, made the cus tomary motion to print. Mr. Foster of Tenn. objected. Mr. Calhoun spoke in a very excited manner in regard to the resolutions from Vermont. He was not only opposed to printing, but considered the resolutions as dangerous and destructive to the Union of the States, The course of the Aboli tionists he considered destructive of the best in terests of the States, and, if persisted in, would forthwith lead to the dissolution of the Union. Mr. King of Ala. spoke in a manner still more excited, and said if the matter embodied' in the resolutions were discussed and considered, he and his friends would leave the hall, and the Union would be dissolved. Mr. Lumpkin of Geo. was surprised that the motion to print should be persisted in, and moved that the motion to print be laid on the table. Mr Prentiss said he asked for the printing as an act of courtesy tq the State that he represent ed, and he was surprised that the motion should he objected to. The Yeas and Nays were demanded, and the motion to print was rejected Yeas 27, Nays 9. From the Pennsylvania Freeman. Movements in Congress. "No peace to the wicked." In the House of Representatives, on the 7th inst. a vast number of anti-slavery memorials were presented from the states of Ohio, Indiana, Mas sachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut and New-York, together with the following from slave states: The memorial of Joseph L. Smith and others, citizens of Frederick and Carroll counties, of Ma ryland, praying for the recognition of the indepen dence of Hayti, and the establishment of the cus tomary political and commercial relations between the United States and Hayti: referred to the Com mittee on Foreign Relations. The memorial of John Chambers and others, citizens of Virginia and Maryland, praying for the recognition of the republic of Hayti as an jndependant nation, and for the establishment of political and commercial relations with that republic : referred to the Com mittee on Foreign Relations. Wnen the state of Virginia was called upon for petitions, Mr. Wise said he was about to present a petition of rather unique character. It had been forwarded to him, and was addressed to the House of Representatives. It came from one wo man and one. man. He cquld not say whether or not they were joined together. Their names were J. S. White and Louisa Grosvenor of Calais, in the state of Maine. There was a seal upon the paper also of a singular character. Stamped upon the Wax was representation of a shrnf of wheat sitting, on the end in a wheat field. The inscription theieon was, "you deserve a thrash ing." Mr. W( then went on to say that he could not tell whether it was himself or others who were designated as deserveng "the thrashing." Be that as it might, the prayer of the petition was that the House would rescind, its standing resolution by which all abolition papers are lajd upon the table. Mr. W. then moved, in, substance, that the pe tition be referred to a Committee of the whole on the state of the Union, with instructions to, report a resolution rescinding the "Atherton resolutions," and more especially that portion of them by which Abolition papers are laid upon the table on pre sentation ; that the memorials already received by the House and laid on the table, be taken from the files of the House and returned to the petitioners, and that in future all Abolition memorials, of what ever character, be not received by this House. Mr, Drotngeole moved to lay the whole subject on the table ; but, Mr. Wise intimating a desire to address the House on the subject, the motion to lay on the ta ble was withdrawn, The Speaker decided, however, that debate arising, the resolution would lie over one day un der the rules. It lies over accordingly. Mr. Curtis of New-York presented a memorial from 205 citizens and voters of the city of New York, praying for a repeal of four resolutions a dopted by the House of Representatives on the 12th of December last, on motion of Mr. Atherton of New-Hampshire, in respect to memorials and petitions relating to slayery. . Mr C. said he was personally acquainted with many of the persons whose names appear on this memorial. They were of the most intelligent, substantial, and wor thy citizens of New York. Among them he rec ognized tho name of WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, a gentleman whose fame as an au thor, and whose learning, and ability as a political writer, are familiar to the House anil the country. Mr. Bryant, as editor of one of the leading jour nals of the country, (the New-York Evening Post,) occupies a position of much power and in fiuenes over the public mind. Mr. C. was here called to order by Mr, Morgan of Virginia; but, upon the declaration of Mr. C. that he would not occupy the time of the House further than to state the contents of the petition, which he had a right to do, under the rule, the Speaker said Mr. C. was in order, and he pro ceeded to say That the petitions denounced the resolutions of the 12th of December as false in principle, anti republican in its character, utterly subversive of all that is precious in the sacred right of petition, alarming as a precedent, especially to be reproba ted for the unfounded imputation which the resolu tions cast upon the signers of abolition memorials, in ascribing to them a design to "overthrow an in stitution af the several States," and, above all, said Mr. Curtis, these memorialists complain of the resolutions because they were passed under the spur pf the previous question, and without con sideration, time for consideration, discussion, or debate. Mr. Curtis moved the reference of the petition of Mr. Bryant and others, to the Commit tee of the Whole on the state of the Union. It is in the highest degree honorable to William C. Bryant, that he has had the rare moral courage and manliness to stand out against the policy of his political party on this question. May his no ble example be imitated by the high-minded and npnorht of the Democratic party, in all sections of the Union. Hon. Caleb Cushing of Massachusetts, one of the ablest men on the floor of Congress, has made an important movement. He presented the memorial of Peter Sanborn and others, of Reading, in the State of Massachu setts, praying the House to Tescind the resolution of the 12th of December last, and moved that said memorial, together with the resolves of the State of Massachusetts, on the right of petition and debate, presented to the House on the 2Sth of May last, and not finally acted on by the House, be referred to the committee of the whole on the state of the Union, with instructions to consider the expediency of adopting a series of resolu tions of which the following is the most impor tant: Resolved, therefore, That all that part of a cer tain resolution of the House of Representatives, adopted on the 12th day of December last, which provides that "every petition, memorial, resolution, proposition, or paper,"of a prescribed class, "shall, on the presentation thereof, without any further action thereon be laid on the table, without being debated, printed, or referred," is a violation of the rights of the States, whose official communication of said class it excludes from due and proper corir sideration; a violation of the right of petition in herent in the people ot the United states, which it'cancels and abridges, and a violence of the priv ilege of speech and of debate, rightfully apper taining to the members of this House which it forecloses; and therefore that so much of said res olution be, and the same is hereby declared to be unconstitutional, and utterly void, and of null ef fect. fMr. C. having indicated a wish to debate this resolution, it lies over for one daf under the rules. Among other memorials presented by Mr. Ad ams was the following: This memorial showeth: lhat whereas sundry evil-minded and ignorant persons have petitioned Congress for a recognition of the independence of Hayti, otherwise called bt. Domingo, a black re public; and, whereas, should such recognition take place, a black negro embassador must necessarily take up his residence at the seat of Government, to the great scandal of slaveholders, and the eter nal disgrace of the Anglo-Saxon blood; and where as a President (a "Northern man with Southern principles") could not maintain amicable rela tions with such a functionary; and, whereas un less the President interposed his authority, such functionary would nqt be permitted to mix in good society, or receive the usual civilities paid to oth er public characters; and, whereas such treatment would necessarily give otlence to the Government qf which he is the accredited, representative, there by leading to his recal, and in all probability to a war between the two countries: lor these, and va rious oilier reasons unnecessary to mention, your memorialists humbly pray that your honorable body would enact a law prohibiting any foreign nation from sending to our own any man who is not a full-bloode4 Anglo-Saxon ! man, and can trace his lineage back to Japhet, without any taint, mixture, stain, or blemish from the accursed race of Ham, from whom the inhabitants of Africa are descendants. And they further pray that an act may be passed prohibiting any one from holding any civil or military office in the United States who hall have the least mixture of African blood in his veins. And, to carry this law into more com plete effect, yoiir memorialists pray that there mav be a standing committee of the House appointed, called " 1 he Lommittte oj Lolors," o.r " I he White washing Committee," whose duty it shull be to examine in,tQ the pedigree of every member of Congress, and every man appointed to, public office, especially in the slaveholding states; and whenever,, "in any case, any taint pf African blood be discovered, such member shall instantly be ex pelled from office, and his place filletl with a. pure Anglo-Saxon American. And your memorialists further pray that the notoriously false assertion contained in the Declaration of Independence, viz. that "all men are created free and equal," I if it .11 oe erasea iroin mat document, and burnt ay tne hands -of the common hangman. And your memorialists will ever pray. Signed by 46. The steam-ship Royal William brings London dates to Dec. 14. Lord Dumam landed at Plymouth on the 30th of No vember and on the next day addresses were presented to him from tho inhabitants of that place-and Stouehouse, in the town-hall. It is observed that SirVms Molesworth - one of the ablest and most influen tial reformers stood with Lord Durham and his party on the platform, when the address was delivered. The addresses declared their approbation of his govern ment in Canada. In his answer, Lord Durham declared his purpose to make in Parliament "a representation of facts wholly unknown in England, and disclosures of which Parliament and jhe people have no conception; and that he should then "fearlessly demand from the Leg' islature that justice which neither they nor the people would ever deny to a pubjic servant who had faithfully and honestly discharged the duties assigned to him. He also avowed himself an unchanged and unchangea ble reformer. The Mormons. The latest advices from Missouri, state that about thirty of the Mormons have been examin ed at the Court in Richmond, and have been discharged. About thirty more are still in custody, on charges of arson, burglary, robbery, larcenary, &c. From all accounts which we have received, relative to this band of deluded men, we are convinced that the Mor mons, so far as they are connected with the late disturban ces in Missouri, have been "more, sinned against than sin ning." They have been insulted and outraged by the in habitants of the towns adjoining them, and by acts of scorn and abuse, which has no counterpart in the history of our country they have been roused to desperation, and provoked to retaliate on their oppressors. If the historv of the Mormon war could be truly told, we should hear a tale of wrongs inflicted on these deluded people, which should make a Christian blush to hear. But the Mormons have no newspapers established among them to circulate through the land, and counteract the false impressions which have been made on the minds of the public. The papers from which we glean all the intelligence we have, respecting the late disturbances in Missouri, are evidently strongly imbued with prejudice and hatred against this fa natical sect, and consequently the Mormons can expect nothing like justice at their hands. Mer. Journal. Chief Justice Parker, of N. II. has decided that a pay ment of any kind made in the bills of any bank after it has failed, though the fact of its failure may not he known at the time to cither of the parties, is not vqlid in law. The decision is on the ground that tho receiver af the bills did not receive what he agreed tp take, namely, money or its legal representative, w hich the bills failed to be on the failure of tho bank. Gov. Berkley delivered an address before the Temper ance hociety of luscaloosa, on the 30th September, in which he stated that, in the course of his life he had been employed in some 50 or 60 capital cases, every one of which, as he then recollected, was connected with intem perance. The Newburyport Herald stales confidently that a paper is ahout to be started in New York, on the strength of a heavy Carolina fund raised for the purpose, to advocate Southern interests and the elevation of John C. Cal HOUWk to the Presidency. Slaver. Captured. The British brig Wanderer ar? rived at Nassau, N. P. recently, with the Portuguese brig Scorpion, having 230 Africans on board. "The Boston Atlas states, on the authority of a passenger in the brig Mary Paulina, from the Western coast of Afri ca, that Mrs. Maclean -better known as Miss Landon who married the newlv appointed Governor of Cape Coast Castle, died there, soon after her arrival, from the effect of the climate. Great Yield of Baden Corn. A correspondent of the Cleaveland Herald, writing under date of the 21st ult. mentions that Mr. Erttin.of the town of Euclid, rais ed Baden Corn, the last season, on a small parcel of ground, between two and three perches, 'and that the pro duct was at the rate of two hundred and eighteen bushels of shelled corn to the acre. A Mr. Crosbv of the same neighborhood, also raised about the same quantity of Baden Corn, and with like Biici-ess. the corn was planted in squares, three in a hill, and three and a half feet apart each way. Miss Sarah E. Norton, of Edgarton, N. Y. while adjust ing her dress before the mirrior, a few days since, fell and immediately expired. She was to have been married the following day. Oswego Butter. Col. Meacham, of mammoth cheese celebrity, is again in the field with seme of the produc tions of his extensive dairy; He is now exhibiting a pyr amid of hutter, weighing upward of 1200 pounds. He has forwarded another pvramid, weighing over 1400 pounds, to Washington to receive the critical judgment of the representatives of the nation. We hope that ne may get as good a pripe for it as he he djd on a previous occa sion for a like specimen, sent to the capital 50 cents a pound. JV. Ii. Spectator. The Baltimore American mentions that the Senate of Maryland adjourned on lhursday last to Monday next, in consequence of the indisposition qf several of the memr bers from colds, &c, Counterfeit two dollar bills of the Wolfliorough Bank, t Wolfborough, N- H. are in circulation. They are dated Aug. 20, 1838, letter A. No. 821, T. E. Sawyer, Cashier, and Daniel Pic'iering, President. They are clumsily exe cuted. NOTICES. Calais Anti-Slavery Society, The annual meeting of the Calais Anti-Slavery Society will be holden at the Inn of John Walbridge, East Calais, on Thursday, Jan. 24, at one o'clock, P. M. An address may be expected from Col. J. P. Miller. A full attendance is respectfully solicited. By order of the Executive Committee, JOHN WALBRIDGE, Sey. Calais, Jan. 10, 1839. Anti-Slavery Lectures, Rev, G. Beckleit, agent of the Vermont Anti-Slavery Society, proposes to deliver lectures as follows, and request the friends of the cause in their several towns to see that seasonable notices are circulated, and all necessary arrange-: merits are made : At East Bethel, " East Barnard, ' Barnard Village, ! South Woodstock, " West Windsor, " Weathersfield Corners, " Pcrkinsville, ' Chester, I Andover, " Weston, " Ludlow, " Cavendish, " Norwich, (North Parish) " Thetford, (Union Village) " Thetford, (Centre) " Thetford, (Post Mills) Strafford South, " Vershire, 'f Washington, " Barre Lower, " Burre South, January 9 I' ' 10 ! 11 12 13 15 17 ! 18 19 !' 20 f 21 ' 22 24 25 2 27 23 29 30 " ?1 February 1 County Anniversary. The third annual meeting of the Washington County Anti-Slavery Society will be holden at the Free Church, in Montpelier, on Wednesday, Feb,. 6,. 1839.. The meeting will be one of great importance, and it is hoped art unusual effort will he made by our friends throughout the County to secure a general attendance". A number of addressee. in,ay be expected. On behalf of the. Ex. Committee, C. L. &NAPP,, . Anti-Slavery Anniversary. The fifth Anniversary of the Vermont Anti-Slavery So-, cieiy, by divine permission, will be holden at Middlebury, on the 20th, 21st and probably 2id of February next. A preliminary disourse will be given on the preceding even ing, Tuesday the 19th, by the Rev. ti. Scott of Lowell, Mass. Business meeting of the Society will Commence on the first day of the session, at 9 o'clock, A. M, All Anti-Slavery Societies, or associations, in the State, are requested to send one or more delegates, ach delegate, on his arrival in town, will please to leave his name at the, Vermont Hotel, in a book provided for the purpose, in or der that business may he expedited, and that the committee) of arrangements may be enabled, so far as possible, to pro vide among the inhabitants, places of entertainment free o( expense, for those from abroad. A general invitation is extended to all friends of the causey and all persons who are willing to hear the subject candid ly and ably discussed, are invited to attend. A considera ble number of gentlemen of eminence, in this and other bet nevolcnt objects, will, it is expected, be present, and par ticipate in the deliberations on the important and interest ing occasion. By direction of tho Executive Commitiee of the Vermont Anti-Slavery Society. J. A. ALLEN, Secretary. Middlebury, Dec. 18th, 1838. Note. Editors in the State are requested to insert the above. BRIGHTON MARKET. Reported for the Boston Patriot & Daily Advertiser. Monday, December 31, 1838. At market 450 Beef Cattle, (including 75 unsold last week,) 100 Stores, 2000 Sheep and 10.0 Swine. All tha Swine reported last week. About 10 Ijeef CVtlb unsold. Prices. Beef Cattle. Last week's prices for most of the qualities were not supported. We quote first quality 7 25 a 7 50 ; second quality 6 50 a 7 00 ; third quality 5 25 a 6 50. Sheep. Dull. We notice a sale of lots at 2 60, 2 75, 2 88, 3 00, 3 25, and 3 33. Swine. No lots were sold to peddle, and there appear ed to be no demand for lots. A few were retailed at from 6 to 8 cts. MARRIAGES. In Warren, Joseph W. Thompson, Esq., to Miss Janet Arvilla Ralph. In Woodstock, Josiah S Paige, to Lucin.-. da Sleeper, both of Hartford. Alfred Foss to Sqphronia. Parker. DEATHS. In Weathersfield, aged about 65, Rev. James Converse, Pastor of the Congregational church, vvjiir.h office he had sustained for thirty-seven years. In New-Haven, Calvin Hyde, aged 60. In Ilubba.rd lon, Burr Bradley, aged 26. For the Deaf and Dumb, and Blind, Commissioners' Notice. fHHE undersigned, appointed by the Legislature of Ver JL mont to superintend all matters and tilings relating to the care and education of the Deaf and Dumb, and Blind, of this State, hereby give notice, that they will hold a meet ing at Chase's coffee-House, in Brattleboro', on the 7th of February, 1839 at 10 o'clock, A. M. for the purpose of acting on applications in behalf of the unfortunate youth, above denominated, who may need the benificence of the State for their relief. CHARLES HOPKINS, JOHN DEWEY, ALBERT G. WHITTEMORE Windsor, Jan. 1st 1839. i Commissioners - of the Deaf ft Dumb & Blind. m ii superior quality, ana extra sized j aldroms, uit; able to set in Arches, for Bale by the Brandon Iron Co., at the Foundry, and by their Agent, Zenas Wood, at Montpelier. Also, CORN SHEI.LERS; IMPrvOVED PLOUGHS; CULTIVATOR TEETH, and a general var riety of STOVES. Including the Improved f'Conant PaT tent," which is believed to he superior to any of the mod ern stoves with small fire arches. Sheet Iron, elevated ovens will be furnished both at Brandon and Montpelier for the Conant Patent, Rotary, & Vermont Cook, which, with the Cast Iron Oven attached to each of these Stoves, renders them the most desirable Cooking Stoves now in the market. The cost of the corn sheller will he saved in labor by ordinary farmers in two seasons, besides the saving of roorq thev alTord in getting out corn. JOHN A. CONANT, Agent. Brandon, Jun. 1839. S tf ALLEN & POLAND, ' 0 o AVING procured from Boston new and elegant fount of the most FASHIONABLE TVPE, are prepared to prosecute the above business, in all its branches : and have no hesitation in saying that all work entrusted to them will be executed in a &T'f.E not inferior to that of any oth er establishment in Vermont. tCJ" Office, one door West from the Post-Oftice State ti. Montpelier, January 5th, 1839. TEMPERANCE HOUSE, THREE DOORS WEST OF THE POST-OFFICE, BY A. CARTER. Jan. 5, 1839. l:tf. ' Notice. rHHOSE indebted to J. E. BADGER, by pote or account, JL of over six months standing, are requested to call and adjust the same immediately. E. BADGER. Jan. 3, 1939. 1 tf IIAT, CAP AND FUR STORE, STATE St., MONTPELIER, Vt. JOHN E. BADGER, Denier in H ATS, CAPS, STOCKS, FURS, SUSPENDERS, Gloves, Hosiery, &c. &c, would return his sincere thanks to the citizens of Montpelier and vicinity for their liberal patronage, and solioits a continuance of the same. IV. ii. Merchants supplied with Hatf of all kinds at city wholesale prices. January ft, 1839. Jar Boarding House ! A FEW eentleman boarders can be accommodated with jtm. board, with single rooms if desired, on reasonable terms. A. CAllTttl. Montpelier Village, Jan. 5, 1839. l:tf. - Wanted ! 1gl4l BUSHELS OF OATS, hv WM. T. BURNILXM Montpelier, Jan. 6, 1839. l:tf. NTI-Sl AVERY ALMANACS FOR 1839, Fprsale.t this office. Wanted 5N payment for The Voice of Freedom, by the wbacri bera. lot of aood drv Wood, also, foi acc-oniodatios of town ubcribere, they will ta' e all articles of produce, o uallr consumed in a boarding house.