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rise, in this republic, to the full enjoyment of its
institutions, denies the eternal principle of freedom
and equality, and is anti-republican in its princi-
iiles and tendeney.
3y James Fields.
2. Resolved, That the American Colonization
Society, in aiming- at the removal of the free peo
ple of color, does directly, by that means, cast a
shield around slavery, and is, therefore, the chief
agent of the slaveholder in perpetuating that hor
rid system of robbery, oppression, debauchery and
3. Resolved, That we regard the whole action
and influence of the American Colonization Soci
ety as highly destructive to all true patriotism
subversive of.tlie bonds of.sociid union, and a fit
ting, agen iu neutralizing the labors of philan
thropy. By the Revt Samuel E. Cortiinh-..
4.' Resolved, That hatred of the colored' man us
the only ground upon which any necessity or pro
priety for the American Colonization scheme can
possibly be predicated.
5. Resolved, That the meddling of the clergy of
our country with the oppressive, persecuting meas
ures of the political and Utopian scheme of Colon
izdtion, is a departure from their appropriate work
derogatory to the sacred calling, time-serving and
yeliitibr in the extreme a perfect forfeiture of
the confidence and respect of every enlighlencc
and honest man.
By the Rev. Theo. S. Wright.
6. Resolved, That the modern dogma promulga
ted by colonizationists, that the establishment of
secular communities, in heathen lands, composed,
mainly, of ignorant, irreligious individuals as a
means adapted to the evangelization of the heathen,
is a doctrine contrary to reason, to the history of
all ages, to the direction of God for the propaga'
tion of his holy religion, and ought therefore, stren
uously to be opposed as a most dangerous heresy ;
subversive ot the cause ol christian missions.
7. Resolved, That the alarming increase of the
African Slave-trade, a fact well known and cor
roborated by recent official intelligence from Libe
ria, is a confirmation of the opinion, that the idea
of arresting the Slave-trade, by means of colonies
in Africa, is alike, unphilosophical and unwarrant
ed by facts.
By Philip A. Bell.
S. Resolved, That the last new project of the
American Colonizatiomsts, put forth under the
plea of rendering assistance to the man of color,
by purchasing ships and placing thein in the nos
session of colored men, to be paid for by the trans
portation ot their brethren to Africa, thereby an
pealing to our avarice, is umoorthy our notice, and
should therefore be treated with the contempt it
merits, as a " weak device of our enemies."
9. Resolved, That our sympathies for the slave
the love we bear our native land, our respect and
veneration for the institutions and government of
our country, are so many cords which bind us to
our home, the sou of our birth, which has been
wet by the tears, and fertilized by the blood of our
ancestors; and from which, while life lasts, in spite
ol the " oppressor s wrongs, 7 we will never be sc
dticed or driven, but abiding by principle, and
placing our trust in the " Lord of Hosts," we will
tell the white Americans that their country shall
Iks our country we will be governed by the same
laws, and worship at the same altar where they
live iveioill live, where they die, there will we be
buried, and our graves shall remain as monuments
of our suffering and triumph or of our failure and
their disgrace.
10. Resolved, That while we rejoice in the una
nimity and consistency of our people, throughout
the land, on the subject of colonization, we respect
fully call on them to unite with us, in this renew
ed expression of our solemn protest against the
principles, designs and doings of the American
11. Resolved, That we recognize in the meas
ures and operations of the American Anti-Slavery
Society, the principles and doctrines of Jesus
12. Resolved, That the unanimity and orthodoxy
of the abolitionists throughout the country, is, to
us, a matter of rejoicing, and that in this, as much
as in their other views, they entirely coincide with
the long since expressed opinions of the enlighten
ed portion of their colored brethren in this repub
lic. 13. Resolved, That these resolutions be pub
lished in the " Colored American," and that all
other papers throughout the country, friendly to
our cause.be requested to copy them.
Hymn and benediction by the Rev. John T.
From the Boston Atlas.
' Rebels and Insurrectionists.' Mr. Wise,
the other day, made a very extraordinary speech
in reply to J. Q, Adams, and against the reception
of a petition, praying Congress to acknowledge the
Independence ol llayti.
The principal reason urged by Mr. Wise against
receiving the petition, was, the alleged lact, that
the people of Hayti were ' rebels and insurrection
It is true these ' rebels and insurrectionists' had
been acknowledged by France, the nation against
which they had rebelled, as an independent State
hut Mr. Wise hoped that Congress, to the end of
tamo, would scorn to acknowledge the indepen
dence of rebels and insurrectionists.'
This is new language to be made use of in an
American Legislature j and Mr. Wise can claim
the high bonor of having been the first to introduce
into the American Congress, the dialect and
sentiments of the Holy Alliance. Not Prince Met-
ternich himself, nor even Emperor Nicholas of
Kussia, could express a more sacred and devoted
horror of ' rebels and insurrectionists,' than we now
find openly avowed by a representative of a com
monwealth, which little more than fifty years ago,
took a leading part in that ' rebellion and insur
rection which resulted in the independence of the
United, States,
But it seems that what serves as an aggravation
to Mr. Wise's holy horror of these ' rebels and in
surrectionists,' is tfie fact, that by way of securing
their own liberties, they 'cut the throats' of their
masters. Now one would imagine that to a Vir
ginian, not even this idea would be so very offen
sive, for the Arms of the State of Virginia, borne
on her great seal, and affixed to all her official
documents, represent the goddess of liberty with a
drawn sword in her hand, her foot upon the breast
of a tyrant, whose ' throat she has cut,' and the
motto Sic semper tyrrannis, ' Soever may it hap
pen to tyrants.' If the Haytiens had happened
to fcssume a coat of arms like this, what streams
of pathetic eloquence would it not have extorted
from Mr, Wise ? "
Letter of lion. Win. Slade.
The following manly letter from Mr. Sladk
appears m a late number of the National Intelli
geneer :
Messrs. Editors r I ask a small space to notice
the communication of Samuel M. feemmes in
your paper of this morning. I am not going into
an argument on the question of slavery. I know,
and that, too, by extraordinary experience,, that
an argument, if I were disposed to offer one, could
.not find a nlace in vour paper. But I desire to
disabuse " the abolitionists of the North," many
of whom are my immediate constituents, of a
most serious charge which Mr. Semmes
against them.
" I abhor (says Mr. S.) as deeply as any man,
the abolitionists of the North. Whilst they are
professing the greatest sympathy for our slaves,
and invoking the wrath of Heaven on us for hold
ing thein, they practice the most revolting treat
ment toward the colored population around
This charge against the abolitionists of " revolt
ing treatment and oppression toward the colored
population around them," I meet with an unqual
ified denial. There is not in it even a shadow of
truth. On the contrary, " the abolitionists of the
IMorlli, while they are endeavoring to convince
the South that slavery is wrong and ought to be
abandoned, are sedulous and untiring in their ef
forts to elevate and improve " the colored popu
lation around them." This they endeavor to do
by laboring to remove the cruel and crushing
prejudice to which they are subjected ; by impart
ing to them moral and religious instruction ; by
aiding them to form a just estimate of the true
dignity of their nature ; by impressing thein with
the conviction that they are men ; by inculcating
upon them the duty of temperance and industry ;
by learning them the value of education ; by
teaching them to respect themselves as rational,
responsible beings, and to deserve the respect of
others by the fulfilment of their social duties, a
peaceful submission to the laws, and a steady re
sistance of the temptations to which their unhappy
condition peculiarly exposes them.
Such, sir, is, notoriously, the truth with regard
to the relation which "the abolitionists of the
North " sustain " toward the colored population
around them." So notorious is it, that it has be
come a standing reproach against them that they
are encouraging an amalgamation of the white
with the black race ; and the public mind is bela
bored with arguments to prove that the latter can
never be raised by them from their present degra
dation, but must, while remaining in this land,
forever feel its crushing weight.
There is an injustice in the charge I have thus
repelled, too flagrant to be passed in silence. But
while I repel it, I take pleasure in expressing my
conviction that the respectable gentleman who has
made it is unconscious of its injustice. 1 am sure
he has not taken the pains to obtain accurate in
formation with regard to " the abolitionists of the
North," for, if he had, he would have become con
vinced that so far from meriting the charge of " re
volting treatment' and oppression lowords the co
lored population," and, by necessary consequence,
of the grossest inconsistency and hypocrisy, they
are acting the part of the good Samaritan, bend
ing, in compassion, over the neglected and outcast
Africans among them, pouring oil into their
wounds, raising them in their helplessness,
strengthening them in their weakness, and thus
furnishing the only hope to them of enduring and
permanent good.
1 affix my name to this communication, suppo
ing, from what I observe in your remarks intro
ductory to Mr. Semmes' communication, that you
may otherwise decline its insertion. If you are
willing to publish it anonymously, you will please
do so. Kespectiully, vour o bt servant,
William Slade.
Washington. Jan. 7, 1S39.
Note by the editors upon the above.
We do not know but we should have published
the above without the name of the author, if we
md been offered the alternative of so doing, or re-
ecting it altogether. Being allowed the option
we prefer retaining the proper signature oi the
writer. One reason for our doing so is the veri
fication which it furnishes of his statement, the
facts of which we ourselves already believe, but
which we are glad to have thus authenticated.
We have no doubt of Mr. Semmes being wholly
in error in regard to the usual treatment ol the
colored population in " the North." It is one of
those errors which all men are liable to fall into
who suffer their minds to be unduly influenced
by prejudices, whether religious, political, or (as
n the case before us) merely geographical.
Georgia Resolutions the new ting.
We are anxiously waiting for the Georgia mem
hers in Congress to submit to both Houses the re
port and resolutions adopted by the Legislature of
that state at its last session, respecting the I'lnl
brook and Kelleran case. Copies of these docu-
menus, it win oe reineinoereci, were ordered to be
forwarded to the Governors of the several states
and to the representatives of Georgia at Wash
ington, to be laid by them before the Senate and
House of Representatives. The Georgians seem
to think that Congress has some kind of hcrisdic-
tion over slavery. But how will these papers be
disposed ot, when presented f Will the sovereign
state of Georgia have to fare like the rest of the
sisterhood? Must she too endure the gag ? Shall
her resolutions be laid on the table without read
ing, reference, debate, printing, or any further ac
tion thereon ? We shall see.
One thing leads us to suppose that she will be
served better than the rest of us. Atherton's gag
is peculiar. It is so shaped as to gag only anti
slavery resolutions, or petitions. The resolution
runs thus, "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," Sec. shall
be hud on the table. What this word aforesaid
means, must be gathered from the context ; and
the context teaches us, that the resolutions refer
to such petitions or papers alone, as are intended
to induce Congress to abolish slavery in the Dis
trict of Columbia and Territories, and the slave
trafliic between the states, and reject the applica
tion of a slave state for admission iuto the Union.
"Every petition, memorial, resolution, proposition
or paper, as aforesaid," that is, aiming at any one
of the objects just mentioned, is to be rejected.
This is the only construction we can give to the
language of the resolution. If such be the true
construction, then the resolutions of Georgia will
not come within the gag-law. And, what con
cerns us more every slave state in the Union
may memorialize Congress, praying that body to
admit J.' Ionda or lexas into the Union, and the
prayers shall be considered respectfully ; while
resolutions and prayer3 from the free states in
.opposition, to such admission, will be thrown con
teinptuously on the table, without being read, de
bated, printed or referred.
Congress in passing these abominable resolu
tions, have manifestly degraded the free states be
low the slave states.
Shall we endure it ? Who now will not peti
tion ? Let petitions every where be circulated for
the immediate rescinding of these partial and dis
graceful resolutions. rhzlanthrojnst.
Vermont Resolutions.
We present to our readers to-day a more exten
ded report of the late proceedings in the Senate
on the presentation of the Vermont resolutions by
Mr. Prentiss. This is the second time that reso
lotions of instruction, calling, in the name of the
People of Vermont for the action of our Senator;
and Representatives in Congress, have been con
signed to the Senate's table on the motions of men
thus instructed. The Legislative resolves of 1S37
called for " speedy " action. Those of 1S3S call
ed for " the utmost efforts of our delegation to
carry the objects of the resolutions into effect.
This summary method of disposing of resolutions
of instruction strikes us as alike extraordinary and
alarming scarcely less reprehensible than the gag
system now in vogue in the House of Reprcsenta
lives. The resolutions of our Legislature, rc&-
ting to slavery, the right ol petition, dec, were
transmitted to Congress at the same time with
other resolutions, relating to other subjects one
asking a grant of a tract of land for the benefit of
each of our colleges, another having reference to
the militia of the United States. These last were
received, printed and referred to appropriate com
mittees; but the resolutions touching the violate
right of the people to petition and demanding the
' utmost efforts" of our delegation in behalf of
7000 fellow beings in the federal district are forth
with laid out in funeral state upon the Senate's
table, along with the spurned memorials of the
people. What is to be the end of this audacious
trifling with the resolves of a sovereign state?
Why this invidious discrimination in the disposa
of resolutions on different subjects, all emanating
from the same source? Such precedents are fast
becoming common law, and this by the quiet ac
quiescence of those whose rights are most vitally
It may bo said, that there was no reason to ex
pect any favorable action of the Senate upon the
resolutions in the event of their reference to
committee. 1 his affords no palliation for a refu
sal of the usual reference and inquiry, as upon
other subjects. Forbearance and apologetic palav
er were sadly out of place when fundamental state
rights were so scornfully denied. The demands of
slaveholders, so long acquiesced in by northern
representatives, have already brought us, in many
respects to a dead level with slaves. Their right
of petition is formally denied so is ours. Slave
holders demand everything and yield nothing. It
is high time for representatives of freemen to act
on the defensive. Dear as slavery may be to its
supporters, there are some other interests not less
important to the unsold and unwhipt constituents
of northern representatives. There are some ' pe
culiar institutions ' in the free stales, demanding
the wakeful vigilance and manly defence of their
constitutional guardians. The recent assault up-
.t i i-4 . i tt i ri
on tnese in the senate oi the United .States was
a capital offence against republican freedom a
contemptuous trifling with a sovereign state. The
occasion called for no apologies or disclaimers, but
fur manly and dignified rebuke from the lips of
our Senators. The draft of the wily champion of
nullification should have been protested and dis
honored on the spot, in the spirit of Matthew Ly
on of old. We speak freely because we are free
and will be free. We speak earnestly because we
view the late transactions in the Senate as in eve
ry view alarming. Precedents so pregnant with
evil should not be placed on the file of our passing
history without timely animadversion. The de
linquencies of men in high places are always the
most dangerous. " Dead flies cause the ointment
of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savor :
so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for
wisdom and honor."
E73 We offer to our readers a rich treat to-day
in the introductory speech of Alvan Stewart,
Esq. of New York, before the Joint Committee of
the Legislature of Vermont. The cause of hu
manity is largely indebted to Mr. S. for his la
bors in this his native state.
CC?" Samuel Chipman, Esq. the able agent of
the State Temperance Society, is, we understand,
laboring at present to great acceptance in the
county of Rutland. We trust the friends of this
good cause will give him a warm welcome, wher
ever he may be called to labor, He deals out
facts and statistics in abundance, well adapted to
produce lasting impressions.
O" We hope to sea a full meeting at the Free
Church Lecture Room on Monday evening next.
Thesd monthly meetings of the friends of the slave
have been deeply interesting, and we trust profit
able to those who have given their attendance for
the last two years.
OCT" We invite attention to the emphatic reso
lutions of the colored citizens of New York, which
we copy from, the Colored American. The free
people of color have borne a uniform and almost
unanimous testimony against the scheme of colo
nization from its inception to the present hour.
We recognize several names among the speakers
at the New York meeting of men of highly cul
tivated minds. Amongst them are Theodore S.
Wright, Samuel E. Cornish, and Dr. J. McCune
Smith. Smith received a liberal education at a
foreign University, after vainly attempting to gain
access to a kindred institution in this ' land of the
brave and asylum of the oppressed.' Wright and
Cornish arc clergymen of respectability. Van
Rensselear is an active business man, of excellent
character. lie carries upon his face a scar the
badge of his former condition.
Fourth District in Massachusetts.
Two unsuccessful trials have been made for the
election of a representative to Congress in this
District. Nathan Brooks and Wm. Parmenter
have been sustained thus far, and probably will
be again, as the candidates of the whig and ad
ministration parlies. Previous to the first trial,
both gentlemen were questioned in the usual form,
by the abolitionists. Parmenter, (administration)
replied in substance, that he was in favor of abol
ishing slavery ' whenever the safety of the nation'
would permit. Brooks, (whig) returned no an
swer. Under these circumstances the abolition
ists felt it their duty to vote against both. Three
hundred scattering votes prevented a choice. The
pro-slavery candidates were again presented and
again defeated, the abolitionists doubling their
vote. This contest is one of surpassing interest,
not to the electors of Middlesex merely, but to
the free states at large. The question to be solved
is, whether the existing political parties can be in
duced to sustain such candidates for office as will
not be recreant to the claims of justice and hu
manity. Revolutionary Relic. -
The following copy of a memorial to the Legis
lature of Vermont, in the infancy of our existence
as a State, affords some interesting incidents. The
word ' captivated1 struck us oddly at first blush, but
the veteran had good authority for the term. If it
were not so, the King's English, after so roughly
handling him, should be sparing of criticism. :
Windsor, Oct. 20, 1778.
To the Honorable the General Assembly of the
State of Vermont, now holden at Windsor in
and for said State.
The Petition of Orsamus Holmes, of Springfield
in said State, humbly sheweth
lhat your Petitioner was unhappily captivated
sometime in November last, by the enemies of this
and the united States, on Lake Lhamplain be'
ing then a private in Capt. Eben r Allen s com'
pany of Rangers, in Col. Herrick's regiment, rais
ed for the defence of this State in the year 1777
That your Petitioner was detained a Prisoner at
Montreal thro the last winter and then removed
to Quebeck, and kept on board a Prison Ship, till
some time in the summer past, when your Peti
tioner, with three others, made his escape, with
only two days' provision ; That your Petitioner
was in the wilderness, etc. lor seventeen Days
when the Savages took him and his Companions
and Carried them into Montreal ; lhat your re
titioner some time after, viz. about four Weeks ago
made his escape Irom lvlontreal, by jumping over
the Wall of the City, and altera very fatiguing
travel thro the Woods, ecc. he arrived home
about a Week past. And that your Petitioner had
a Uriin pnzd liiteen Dollars, and a Lartouch box
priz'd two dollars, taken from him, and that the
Savages took from him fourteen Dollars in Con
tinental Money and one quarter of a Dollar in Sil
x our retitioner tneretore numuiy prays this
honorable Assembly to take his case into your wise
consideration and that this Assembly would pass
a Kcsolve by which your retitioner may be en
titled to pay, for the Articles tefore mentioned, be
ing taken from him while in Captivity, together
with Clothing to a small amount and also for his
time while in Captivity Or pass such Order or
Decree relative to the premises before mentioned
as in your wisdom may seem ht And your pe
titioner as in duty bound shall ever pray, ecc.
State of Vermont In General Assembly, Oct
20th, 1778 : Resolved, That the within petition
be referred to the Governor and Council for their
adjustment. Per order,
ii. WUUDWAKD, Ulerk.
From Dec. 5th to Oct. 10th is 308 Days at 50s
per month, amounts to 25-13-4
A Gun and Cartouch Box valued 5-02-0
Windsor, Oct 20th, 1778.
The above account has been Examined and ap
proved of, and the Treasurer is ordered to Pay the
same it Being thirty Pounds, fifteen Shillings &
To Ira Allen, Treasurer.
Rec'd, Windsor, October 21st, 1773, of Ira Al-
en, .treasurer, thirty rounds, hlleen Shillings cc
four Pence, in full of the above account.
Orsamus Holmes.
Benjamin Luudy,
William Goodell, Esq. of the Friend of Man,
published at Utica, furnishes the following inter
esting sketch of the editorial adventures of Benj.
unuy, the Pioneer Champion of the anti.slavery
cause in the United States :
Benjamin Lundy is the oldest anti-slavery ed
itor in the field. At Baltimore, at Washington
...it. i i. i . i i
city, and at I'hiladeipnia ne nas oeen a sianuard
bearer in the cause. He now rears his flag at
Iennipen, Illinois. We remember exchanging
with Benjamin Lundy's 'Genius of Universal
Emancipation,' in 1S27, when he was at Balti
more, and while we were conducting the 'Investi
gator' at Providence (afterwards removed to Bos
ton and called tho Philanthropist and Genius of
In 1S27 or 8 friend. Lundy made a visit to
N. England, called on us at Providence went
to Boston, and was encouraged by Rev, Dr. Ly
man Beecher and others to go on in his work.
We attended a number of consultations of friend
n?'thA sul.'i-ect wml lle was with us- Iu 1830,
Mr. Garrison, who had previously conducted the
Boston Philanthropist, (the temperance paper which
afterward fell into our hands) went to Baltimore
and jomed friend Lundy. The next year,' after
having been imprisoned, Mr, Garrison returned to
Boston, and commenced the Liberator.' In the
same year, 1831, Mr. Lundy, then located at Phil
adelphia, traversed the length of this state.. We
were then in New York. Friend Lundy acted
as a travelling anti-slavery agent 'on his own
hook' publishing his monthly ' Genius of Uni
versal Emancipation? dated ' Philadelphia,' as he
went along. Our printer helped; him get out one
number in New York.. His next was perhaps is
sued from Hudson, and. the next from Rochester.
& so on. He carried his ' column rules,' ' imprint,"
' heading,' &c. in his triink,alpng with his ' rnaiJ
and direction book' and so, With the help of locaS
printers, all over the state, tlo furnished his oci
subscribers, while getting new ones-, &e. Quite
a change in the ' empire state' since that time!
Soon-after, he-went to Texas and Mexico, iiv
search of an asylum for the oppressed, of. our re
public. The best results of these missions for ho
went twire ot thrice, and' Was, once or twice, near
dying with the cholera was the information re
specting the plottings of the southern slave-holders
to conquer Mexico, and the actual beginning of
this enterprise in the so-called revolt of Texas by
American arms, &c. &c. This information he
first gave to the public in the Philadelphia Gazette,
next in a pampelet, and afterwards in the Nation
al Enquirer which he commenced mainly for that
purpose in Philadelphia. It was, we believe, chief
ly from Benjamin Lundy that John Quincy Adams
obtained that minute knowledge of Mexican and
Texan affairs with which he so eloquently and
opportunely astonished Congress and the nation,
in the spring of 1S3G. Had it not been for Benja
min Lundy, there can be little doubt that Texas
would have been annexed to the United States ere
this. Having relinquished the National Enquirer
to the Pennsylvania Stata A. S. Society, and J.
G. Whittier, he pushed for Illinois, where his
1 Genius' now makes its appearance again volume
the sixteenth !
The present Slave-Trade.
The number of slave ships which are owned
and annually fitted out in the United States for
this diabolical purpose, would startle those who
are not already aware that many of our merchants
will not stick at the means, provided money is to
be made. Out of 177 slave ships which arrive at
Cuba every year, five-sixths are owned and fitted
out from ports in the United States, and the enor
mous profits accruing from their voyages remitted
to this country. One house in New York receiv
ed lately, for its share alone, the sum of $250,000.
Baltimore is largely interested in this accursed
traffic, as well as New York ; and even Boston,
with all her religion and morality, does not disdain
to increase her wealth by a participation in so
damnable a business. A gentleman of the high
est respectability lately informed Mr. Cresson that
a sailor in this city told him that he had received
several hundred dollars of hush money in order to
make him keep silent; and when he mentioned
the names of his employers, the gentleman says
he was actually afraid to repeat thein, so high do
they stand in society. A captain in the merchant
service from New York, was also lately offered
his own terms, by two different houses, provided
he would undertake a slave voyage.
And these are the transactions in which North
ern Merchants are engaged, in the nineteenth cen
tury, when all the world is advancing in liberty,
philanthropy, and general benevolence. And so
far arc our citizens from condemning such men,
that they even promote them to places of high
honor and confidence. A notorious slave-dealer
was for many years a Senator in Congress from a
New England state, and the captain of one of his
slave ships was Lieutenant Governor of the same
We shall continue this subject to-morrow and
offer some observations upon the duty of the
American Government to use a naval force for the
prevention as far as possible of this unhallowed
traffic. Eostofi Express.
" What has the North to do with slavery ?"
The friends and apologists of slavery have kept
themselves so whist about this slave trade, it is
probable that some of our readers will scarcely be
lieve the foregoing statement true.
But so it is : and so long as slavery exists,- the
traffic will continue. If you would stop the trade,
abolish slavery. Who objects ? The friend of
slavery is a friend of the slave-trade, whether he
knows it or not ; and that moral state of mind
which can tolerate the one, can tolerate the other.
If any should imagine a difference, he is at full
liberty to publish his views in the columns of the
Reflector. Who will doit? Christian Reflector.
From the Emancipator.
Ecclesiastical Proceedings in the Taberna
cle. some notice of the proceedings now going
on in the Broadway Tabernacle having gone a
broad through the papers, we have obtained tho
following facts in the case, which we believe may
relied on.
On the 24th Sept. last, there was a meeting of
the members of the Broadway Tabernacle Pres-
bytrian Church, to consider the subject of electing
a pastor, i he lev. Joel rarker, of INew Orleans,
was nominated, and ills litness strongly urged.
Mr. Lewis Tnppan opposed his election for rea
sons assigned. A decided majority, however, vo
ted in the affirmative, and Mr. Parker has been
preaching ever since. Earlv in December. Mr.
fappan was active in circulating a Call among
the members of the church to meet and form an
anti-slavery society. On tho 16th of December,
Mr. Parker, after the morning servico, requested
the members of the church to remain. He then
read a paper, of considerable length, in the namo
of the Session, discountenancing thq formation of
any anti-slavery society in the congregation, Arc,
V hen he had concluded, JUr. lappan asked per
mission to say a few words to the church, in ex
planation of the motives and objects of the aboli
tionists. Other members spoke on the subject,
pro and con. On the ISth of December, the Ses
sion of the Church issued a citation to Mr. Tap
pan, to appear before them on the Sth of January,
to answer to the charge of "disorderly and un
christian conduct." This measure excited some
remark in the community, and it was generally
supposed that the citation had refrence to anti-
slavery action. When, however, the accused ap-

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