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THE VOICE OF FREEDOM,
POETRY. My .TOTIIEJi. BY ELIJAH T. LOVEJOY. "Men forget but all will not be forgotten." Thero is a firo thai b;irns on earth, A pure and holy flame; It camo to men from heavenly birth, And still it is the annua, As when it bum' J the chorda along That bore the first-horn seraph's song Sweet as tin hymn of gra'ilude Tint oweU'd to heaven "when all was good:" Mo passion in the choirs ahovo L p.;ror than a mother's love! My Molhsr! how tha' name endears, Through Memory 'r rtri.iis and Sorrow's tears! I se? thea now, as I have seen, With thy young boy bide thee: Thou didst not i r.o.v, nor could.;', thou deem The i!bi (hat nonld bolide mo; For sorrow than had disnm'd that ova Which ban.'d with only cxtacy. Ah! life was then a joyous thins, And time bore pleasure on ils wing. How buoyant did the minutes move Fori wan hope, and thou wert love! Beneath thy smiles I closed the day, And met them at the morning ray; My infant heart was full of glee, And every chord struck harmony. And often as there would betide Some little griefs my heart to gall, I bore them to my .Mother's side, And one kind kiss dispeU'd them all. Anil I have knelt wilh thee, when none Wert near but thou and I, In trembling awe before the throne Of Mercy in the s'y ; And when thy me'ted'heart was pour'd Before the IJein;; thou adored, How holy was that prayer of thine, Fit oToring for a heavenly shrine! Not for thyself n wish not one Cat snile upon, Lord, b'e.ss my son! And I have risen, and gone my way, And seem'd to have forgot; Yet oft my wandering thoughts would stray Bic to that hallow'd spot; While feelings, new and undefined, Would crowd upon my laboring mind. 0 days of inocenc.e and peace! O ill exchanged for manhood's years! When mirth, that springs from youthful bliss, Is drown'd beneath misfortune's tears. My heart has since been sadly worn, While wave on wave has o'er it borne; And feelings, once all f.e.ih and green, Are now as though they ne'er had been; And hope, that bright and buoyant thing. E'en hope has lent despair its wing; And sits despoil'd within my breast, A timid, torturing, trembling guest. 1 dare not look upon the past, I care not for the future cast; Yet o'er this darkius.; of the soul There comes one cheering beam, Pure, warm, and bright, of rapture full As angel visits seem A Mother's love, a mother's care My aching heart, there's comfort there! It is as if a lovelv rose Should bloom amid the icy waste; For while the heart's life-streams are froze, Its fragrance o'er it still is cast. Weary and worn, my be.l I've sharod With sio';ness and with pain; Nor one, of all tha ;av me, cared If e'er I rose u;;;Ha; Heedless ami (inc I hoy pass'd along. With noisy mirth an 1 ribald song; And not a band outstretched, to give A cordial that should hid nie live. And woman, too, that nurse of ease, .Made up of love and sympathies Av, woman, she she pass'd me by, AVilh cold, averle I, careless eye; Nor deign M to as';, nor seem'd to caro, If dealh and 1 were strue-'ulmg there! Ah! (hen I've thought, and felt it, too My Mother is not such as vou! How would she sit beside mv bed, And pillow up my aching head; And then, in ascents true as mild, "Would I were suToring for thee, child!" And try to son! he my griefs aivav, And loo's e'en more than she could soy; And pi ess her rhee'e to mine, nor fear Though plague or fever wanton'd there; And watch through weary nights and lone, Nor deem fitigue c.r.iild he her own. And if, perchance, I slept, the last I saw, her eyes, were on mo cast; And when I wo'.:e, 'twould bo to meet The same hind anxious glance, so sweet. And so endearing, that it seem'd As from a seraph's eye it beam'd, My Mother! I am fir away From home, and love, and thee; And stranger hands may heap the clay That soon m:iv cover me. V'et we shall meet perhaps not here Hut in yon shining azure sphere: And if there's aught assures me more, Ere yet my spirit fly, That Heaven has mercy still in storo For such a wretch as I, 'Tis that a heart so good as thine Must bleed must burst along with mine. And life is short at best, and Time Must soon prepare the tomb; And there is sure a happier clime Beyond this world of gloom: And should it be my happy lot, After a life of care and pain, In sadness spent, or spent in vain, To go wdiere sighs nnd sin arc not 'Twill raa'ic the half my heaven to be, Mv Mother, evermore with thee! MISCELLANEOUS Twenty-sixth Animal Kcport of tho Vermont Kiblc Society. Twenty-six years have passed since the Vermont Bible Society commenced its be nevolent work of facilitating the circulation of the Word of Life, amongst the destitute of this and other lands. Its Directors find occa sion for thankfulness to God, in the belief that the Bible cause still maintains an increasing interest among christians and philanthropists of every name. The last report of the American Bible So ciety brines cheering Intelligence ofincreas ing demands for the scriptures in christian and pagan countries. The obstacles which have hindered their free course, appear to be van ishing away, and the time seems to be at band,- when, if the friends of this cause make efforts equal to the circumstances which de mand them, every member of the human family will read m his own tongue, the won derful works of God. While the Sacred Scriptures are finding free access to China, Japan and other pagan countries, from which they were till recently excluded by govern mental authority, it is gratifying to learn that national societies for the circulation of the Bible without note or comment, are sustain ed to a considerable extent, in most of the Catholic countries of Europe. Notwithstand ing thepecuniary embarrassments of our own country, during the past year, the cause in general has advanced as much, it is believed, as during any previous year. The A. B. So ciety reports 23 new auxiliary societies, in 11 different States, formed during the year. Eighty-five thousand six hundred and seventy-six dollars and eighty-three cents have been collected, in payment for books sold, in bequests, and in contributions. There have been printed 3 -,U00 bibles and 102,000 testa ments, in English, German. Spanish and French- making in all 1;"2,2D2 copies, and an aggregate since the formation of the so ciety, of two millions three thousand two hundred & ninety-eight. This report spreads out before us many interesting facts concern ing the operations of local societies in dif ferent parts of the country, which we have not room to notice in derail. It appears that extensive fields arc opening for the circulation of the Scriptures, at home and abroad, and in many of these the work is progressing with encouraging success. The boatmen upon our rivers, lakes and canals are receiving the Word of Life : the sailor too has this precious boon of philanthropy, that when far from the sanctuary and christian friends, he may sit down in his ocean soli tude, and read of God, and Christ, and the sacred duties in which he had been instructed in childhood, that a mother's prayers and a father's solemn counsels and the thundering (ones of gospel warnings from the desk of the long-forgotten sanctuary, may live afresh m his memory. Calls for bibles have been received from Canada and from Texas. In some parts of South America there is a desire abroad for reading the scriptures. In Spain, even, where civil war is raging with more than its usual violence, the providence of God is at the same time opening the way for the diffusion of his long-excluded Word. A proieslant merchant residing there, in soliciting from the society a grant of Spanish Scriptures, writes: "There is not the least doubt, in my mind, that Divine Providence is now opening a way for the dissipation of the horrible abuses and crimes which, under the holy name of rcli- on. have so long stained this most unhap py, but finest country of the globe, and of which the intelligent portion of thenation now begin to see the effects. Believe rne. sir, when I tell vou. from mv own personal observation, as well as collected information, that the way is now open ; and if proper and prompt meas ures are adopted we may reasonably expect, ny, even in our time, to see the Gospel, found ed on the a, 'jostles and umpliets. and not on trillion, that great corner stone of Romish superstition established m tins country. In regard to the operations of the Vermont Bible Society during the past year, the Direc tors regret to say, that less has probably been accomplished than during either of the pre vious throe years. But they do not think that this is owing to any diminution of interest in the bible cause; for, wherever its claims have been presented through your agent, it has met with most gratifying encouragement. Liberal contributions have been made by men of all denominations and by all classes of the community. While it gives the Directors pleasure to bear testimony to the continued faithfulness and zeal of your agent, from the pecuniary embarrassments of the times, and for other reasons which seemed to render it expedient, he has been excused from the service of the society during seven months of the year. One occasion of this suspension of his opera tions was the urgent demand for ministerial labors in several towns where the seed of the Kingdom had been scattered the preceding year the result of which has been the gath ering of some precious fruits into the gospel garner, and lite organization of two churches. His labors in the services of the society have been confined to Washington & Orange counties. As far as the agent has proceeded in them, the re-supply, contemplated in the resolution of last year, "to place a copy of the bible in every family in the State, and a new testament in the hands of every child under fifteen years of age who can rend it." has been thoroughly attended to, so that the counties of Chittendon, Franklin, Oilcans. Essex, and Washington and a part of Orange, arc now supplied and additional evidence is furnished at every step, in the progress of this work, that this labor of love, of the So ciety, is greatly needed, and shall not be in vain, and demands imperatively the carrying out of the resolution of last year without delay. No town has been explored without finding an unexpected number of families, either entirely destitute of a Bible, or pos sessing only the fragments of one. In one town, where the agent was assured by those best qualified to judge, that there was not a family destitute of a bible in town, six fam ilies in one school district were found who had just claims upon the bounty of the So ciety and one. of these was the family of a preacher of the gospel. The children and youth in everyplace receive the precious gift iff a nov-teslainent with readiness, and with expressions of joy and gratitude which seem to give assurance that the word shall not re turn void. In alluding to the claims which the bible cause in general has upon the christian pub lic, the directors feel that notbingcan be added in its support beyond what is evinced in its own manifest excellence. Addressing itself as it does, with equal courtesy to christians of every name and denomination, its concil iating spirit must be recognized, and Ihe great benefits it is designed to confer upon the world cannot fail to be appreciated. The influence of this cause in respect to denominational prejudices and interests is beatifully illustra ted in tbeobscrvation concerning the late John Nitchie, Esq., treasurer of the A. B. Society, whose death is noticed in its last annual re port. " His constant intercourse with chris tians of different names, so harmoniously blended in this society, had led him well nigh to forget his denominational predilections, and to value most those, of whatavcr church, who most loved the simple word of God, and en gaged with the greatest zeal in the work of its dissemination." The cause of the Bible must and will car ry its own interest 'along with it. If its pre sentation at Exeter Hall to the assembled vir tue of the British metropolis enkindles in their souls the spirit of philanthropy, it possesses none the less interest when presented at the door of the retired cottager. The eloquence of the most talented philanthropist the world has ever seen, cannot describe what is realiz ed by the humble peasant who has read the bible as the book ol life, and left the breath ings of its sacred power. The truths which it reveals take hold of the deepest interests of man. From a knowledge of these truths is derived all the permanent happiness of this life, and all the anticipated enjoyments of the heavenly state. Heathen philosophers have attempted to teach their disciples the art of being happy, but some have defeated their ostensible object in accommodating their pre cepts to the corrupt passions of human de pravity, while others have merely speculated upon abstract precepts which no one over did or ever could observe, and have come to the conclusion that man is, and necessarily must be, a vicious and miserable being. To impart to the ignorant and dark-heart ed heathen a more sure word of prophecy, is certainly a work becoming tho spirit of elms lian philanthropy; for when all the airy vis ions of human speculation shall have vanish ed into confusion, the bible shall still abide, the friend and counsellor of man, in all its clearnessand in all its life and power. It will survive when the heavens and the earth shall pass away. Infidelity will see it in the hands of Him who sitteth on the great white throne, from whose presence the heavens and the earth shall flee away, and out of the things which are written therein shall the dead be judged, according to their works. When the judgment shall have passed, and the society of the blessed in heaven shall be constituted in their eternal organization, the bible shall still live the light of heaven's glory and the text-book of eternal song. What better boon can friendship or benev olence impart to our fellow-men, than this blessed book? Would we give them bread ? this is the bread ol life. Y ould we give them treasure? this may secure them a treasure imperishable m the skies. Would we give them friendship? this will direct them to a Friend that sticketh closer than a brother. Would we give them pearls? this may se cure them thepearl of great price, and prepare even themselves to shine as jewels in the crown of their Redeemer and King. THE VERMONT BIBLE SOCIETY, IN ACCOUNT WITH J. LOOMIS, TREASURER. 1837. Nov. 10. Dr. To paid Am. Bible Society by draft $1360 00 April. To paid Am. Bible Society by draft 165 00 To paid premium for draft 7 62 For printing annual Reports, and covers 97 75 For transportation of Bibles and extracts 75 33 For 14 boxes and packing Bibles 5 34 To paid Joab Seely, agent, in part for services 274 07 To paid expense of annual meeting, Oct. 1837 2 00 To paid poslage on letters and extracts 8 44 To room rent for Treasurer 6 00 To Stationary for ditto 3 00 1838, Nov. To paid premium for draft on Boston 50 To paid Joab Seely balance of his account 69 98 To paid C. L. Knapp, Secretary, for cash paid out 6 19 To one bill on Roxbury Bank (broken) 1 50 I o extra services of I icasurcr for the year ending ) 0 . October, 1838 $ Z0 W To preparing County Reports for the press 5 00 2107 78 To balance credited in new account 2761 18 $4,S68 96 1837, Oct. 18. Cr. By cash in Treasury from settlement of last acc't '1750 63 1838, Uci. 17. By cash during the year received from all sources, and for various purposes, as by the several Coun ty statements appears From Orange County 1222 48 " Washington 694 94 " Caledonia " 199 00 " Rutland " 220 51 " Windham 83 30 " Windsor " 79 25 Essex " 106 07 " Addison 238 08 " Franklin " 147 00 " Orleans ' 16 65 " Lamoille " 19 00 " Female B. Society, Royalton 12 00 For Bibles sold from Treasury 38 03 Annual members, Phinehas White 2 00 Samuel Clark 2 00 Robert Pierpoint 2 00 Joseph Howes 2 00 Elijah Paine 2 00 Widow Jane Benedict, Ogdensburgh, N.Y. for China 2 00 Contribution at Annual Meeting, Oct. 1338 29 49 Supposed error in adding County returns 53 $4,868 96 OFFICERS. IIo.v. PHINEAS WHITE, President. T47.W vr n iriTTni.''!? ) Hon. SAMUEL SWIFT, 1 res C. L. KNAPP, Esq., Montpelier, Cor. S'y Rkv. B. W. SMITH, do liec. S'y Hon. J. LOOM IS. do Treas. Hon. JOSEPH HOWES, do Auditor. Gen. E. P. Walton, Hon. Geo. Worttiington, Rev. Daniel Wild, Rev, Austin Hazen, Directors. Alfred Pitkin, Esq., Rev. N. W. Asi'inwall, Hon. Jeduthun Loomis, Divine Providence. The chariot wheels oi God's providence attend not on the haste and ca gerness of man. lie hath eternity to work in ; and his dealings refuse all such measurement and reckoning as can be applied to them by the creat ures of a day. Phil. Observer, The Hope of the Christian, What is its foundation? The merits and the promise of Jesus Christ. He is the grand Polar Star to whom the eye of faith islurned amidst all the tossincs and tempests which the believer en counters. Here, he anchors his hope, and loolts upwards with an unchanging confidence, that his Redeemer will keep that which he has committed to his hands. His language is "In vain we seek for peace with God, By methods of our own ; Blest Savior, nothing but thy blood Can bring us near thy throne." What is the influence of the Christian's hope? It makes him more holy. When he thinks of the depths of sin from which be hits been recovered, he is led to magnify the riches of Divine grace. UJten he inquires, with devoted gratitude "Why was I made to hear thy voice, And enter while there's room?" The hope of the Christian produces a tender concern for the salvation of sinners. It is among the first impulses of the renewed nature to care for others. A professor who feels no emotions of sorrow and pain when he sees the transgressions of the wicked, has strong reason to fear that his hope rests on the sancl. The Psalmist was pain ed in these circumstances, and said "Rivers of wa ter run down mine eyes, because men keep not thv law." What, Christian professor, is the character of vour hope? Does it make you watchful, ana con scientious, and devout? Does it check the risings of envy, and malice, and every unholy passion? Does it draw out your soul after uod, in sweet and holy aspirations? It cannot be long before your hone will be tried and proved. If it is found to be 'delusive at death, and in the judgment, the loss you will sustain will be an irretrievable and an eternal loss. Who can conceive the anguish of that soul that awakes in eternity, and, for the first time, learns that he has built "with hay, wood, and stubble?" But there will be thousands of such cases. Shall yours increase the number? Phil. Observer. Rev. John Wesley on his Death bed. The "Life of William Wilberforce, by his Son," con tains the followinp- letter from the late Rev. John WTesley, to Mr Wilberforce, urging him to reneW' ed and unceasing exertions against Negro Slavery They are probably the last words he ever wrote; for the letter was written on his death-bed, the day before he sank into a lethargy from which be was never aroused: February 24, 1791. "My dear Sir Unless divine power has rais ed you up to be as Athanasius contra mundum, . see not bow you can go through your glorious en terprise, in opposing that execrable vilhany which is tha scandal of religion, of England, and of hu man nature. Unless God has raised you up for that very thing, fyou will be worn out by the op position of men and devils: but if God be for you, who can be against you? Are all of them togeth er stronger than God? Oh! be not weary of well doing! Go on, in the name of God, and in the power of his might, till even American slavery, the. vilest that ever saw the sun, shall vanish a- way before it. That He who has guided you from your youth up, may continue to strengthen you in this and nil things, is the prayer of, dear sir, your affectionate servant. JOHN WESLEY." vs oitrc roil abolitionists. the Abolitionists of Vermont : To At the last Annual Meeting of the American Anti-Slave ry Society, the following Resolution was adopted " Resolved, That it be recommended to such State, or other auxiliaries, as are disposed to take the charge of the abolition cause within their respective fields, to make ar rangements with the Executive Committee of this Society, Guaranteeing to our treasurer such stated payments as may be judged reasonable, and then assume, within their own limits, the entire direction of lecturers and agents, in forming local societies, collecting funds, circulating memo rials and establishing libraries ; and that this society will not send its agents to labor for these objects in such States, as carry out this plan, except in concurrence wilh the State Executive Committee." The subject of the above resolution, claiming the attcn- tontion of the Executive Committee of the State Society, it was our unanimous judgment, that the interests of the cause would be beat subserved by tho Society's acceding to the proposed measure ; and in its behalf we have accord ingly renewed the pledge made at the last Anniversary of the parent Society to pay its treasurer two thousand dol lars within the current year, with the additional stipulation, that this sum is to be free from all expense of collection ; and have also taken the general supervision of the abolition cause in this State, during the remainder of the term of our appointment. In order to the successful prosecution of the anti-slavery enterprise within our limits, in accordance with the respon sibilities thus assumed, the concerted, harmonious, and vig orous co-operation of all the friends of the cause through out the State, is indispensable, and to this end the Commit tee would earnestly call your attention to the following sug gestions. We have associated for the'purpose of abolishing Amer ican Slavery ; and that, only by moral, peaceful means. We have identified ourselves with the slave, and resolved nev er to remit our efforts until lie he is restored to his inalien able but plundered rights. To effect this great object, great sacrifices must be made ; time, and talent, and money, must be freely offered up, and every friend of Humanity, who has a heart to sympathise with tho suffering slave, must contribute according to the ability with which God has bless ed him each, in that department of labor which conscience and duty point out to him, must put forth his energetic ef forts, or the work cannot be done. Compassion for the slave and his oppressor, and regard for our country's weal, and for the stability of her republican institutions, and the se curity of our own liberties, and even economy in the work itself, demand that it be done immediately. The longer it is deferred tho stronger is the opposition and the greater the obstacles to be overcome. With this view of tho subiect. the work before us is plain : 1st, Our pledge to the parent society must bo promptly redeemed. 2nd. Anti-slavery societies must be formed in .every town, village and county in the state, where it has not al ready been done. 3rd. Anti-slavery libraries must be established if possi ble, in every town. 4th. Petitions or remonstrances to the state or national legislatures must bo circulated in every town in the state ; And speedy and vigorous efforts must be used to enlist tho strong and abiding moral influence of the whole state, against slavery and in favor of anti-slavery principles and measures. To effect these objects we must not, we cannot depend on permanent and paid agents ; we can neither get the men! nor the means, and if we could, it would not be good econ-J omy to do the work by these instrumentalities alone. The county and town societies must each perform their part oil the labor, by the help of volunteers and local agents of their! own. We would, therefore, propose the following PLAN OP LAB Oil. I. County Societies. 1. Let each county society hold regular quarterly moot-l ings, in different parts of the county, and letpreffSns notice! be duly given of them in the newspapers. Let suitable! means be used to secure a large attendance of friends from all parts of tho counfy, and others desirous to become ac- I quainted with our principles and measures ; let the execu tive committee of the county see that suitable speakers are provided for these meetings, and let no pains be spared to make them interesting and instructive. c. x.ei mo secretary oi me county society Keep a com plete list of all the local agents and volunteer lecturers in the county, and let him furnish the secretary of each town society with a copy of this list, that they may know who ta call upon for any particular Se, when needed. 3. Previous to each electionf members of the state a- gislature, let the executive cTinmittee of the county socio- ty address tho following, or a similar query, to every can-. didate for the office to be filled : Will you, if elected (senator or represetative, as the case may be,) use the utmost of your ability to procure the im mediate abolition of slavery and the slave-trade in the Dis trict of Columbia and inter-state-slave-trade, and also to pre vent the admission of Texas or any new state into the union; with a constitution allowing slavery within its limits ? II. Town Societies. It is advised, 1. That town societies hold meetings regularly once a quarter, or oftener if practicable, for the purpose of lectures and discussions, of attending to the various subjects con nected with the cause, and of sustaining a lively interest therein, which can alone warrant any reasonable hope of success. 2. That each society appoint one man and one woman, members of the society, as agents to take charge of each school district in town. 3. That those agents have a complete list of the heads of families, and the names of every person over eighteen years of age in their respective districts. 4. That the agents be furnished at once with subscrip tion papers, pledging those who sign them to pay annually or quarterly during the continuance of slavery, or until their names are withdrawn, the sums annexed to their names : and (hat the agents circulate those subscription papers throughout the town ; neglecting none because they are not members of the society, if they are friendly to the cause, nor any because they are unable to subscribe largely only let an equal distribution of the burthen be made, according to each one's ability, and none will be oppressed. The agents should also see that the subscriptions are promptly paid as they become due. 5. As fast as tho collections are paid over to the treas urer of the town society, he should remit all that is design ed for the state society to its treasurer, and all money for the American society should also pass through the hands of the treasurer of the state society. Punctuality and prompt ness on the part of individuals and town societies in redeem ing their subscription pledges are indispensable to the suc cessful prosecution of our whole enterprise. Every in stance OF DELAY OR FAILURE TENDS TO EMBAR- IlASa THE WHOLE MOVEMENT!- 6. Where it has not already been done, immediate meas ures should be taken to establish a Library of Anti-Slavery Literature in each town in the state, with branches in dif ferent places, so as to render the books of easy access to all who may bo induced to read them. The following are re commended as among the more important ; which, togeth er with a large assortment of anti-slavery books and pam phlets, may be had at the Depository of the Vermont A. S. S. in Vergennes, kept by J. E. Roberts, at wholesale pri ces for any amount over ijjlO, and in all cases at the New- York prices : Jay's Inquiry, Thome and Kimball, Child's Appeal, Charles Ball, Rankin's Letters, Anti-Slavery Man ual, Weld's Bible Argument, Wythe on the District of Columbia. These books, and others which may be added to the library, should be placed in the hands of active, effi cient librarians, who will not only see that they are prop erly used, but that they are read and exchanged. No book should be allowed to remain in the same hands more than two weeks. The books read and exchanged among parents and children under such simple regulations as the society may desire, cannot fail to produce the most favorable results. 7. Circulate the constitution of the town society in ev ery school district once in three months, 8. When blank petitions or remonstrances for the stats or national legislature are sent out, let the agents in each district immediately present them for signatures to every man and woman of lawful age in said district. 9. Let the agents also supply every family in town with an Anti-Slavery Almanac ; let those who will not purchase be furnished with them at the expense of the town society. A better tract for general circulation can rarely be found. 10. On the first of January the secretary of each town society should forward a report of the doings of the society for the year to the secretary of the county society, stating the number of its members ; the names of its officers ; tha amount of funds raised ; the number of meetings held, and of addresses delivered before it, and by whom ; the num ber of volumes in its library ; of almanacs distributed, and of names obtained to petitions and remonstrances, and any other facts of interest or importance to the cause. 11. The establishment of an anti-slavery paper in this state, as an organ of communication among ourselves as well as a means of spreading out more widely our princU pies, has long been regarded by the committee as an object of very great importance to the cause ; and we now have the pleasure of informing you that we have secured the labors of C. L. Knapp to take charge of a paper to be published at Montpelier, weekly, at 2,00 per annum in advance, un der the title of " The Voice of Freedom." In his abil ity to discharge the duties of this responsible department of labor, and his zeal and fidelity to the cause, we have the ful lest confidence, and we trust our friends throughout the slate will not be wanting in their cordial and efficient support to a measure which promises so much advantage ta our enterprise. Let every agent in the school districts cir culate the prospectus for The Voice of Freedom thoroughly, and forward the names to Allen & Poland, publishers, Montpelier. 12. Finally, let every friend of the cause who receives a copy of this, prosorve it in some placo where it will often meet his eve and remind him of his duty. Let these re- commedations be carried out, and we shall find the work rapidly advancing. And it can never be done unless every abolitioniist will take his share of the responsibility, and pel lor m nis snare 01 me lanor. In behalf of the Executive Committee of the Vermont Anti-Slavery Society, ROW'D T. ROBINSON, HARVEY F, LEAVITT.