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THE VOICE OF FREEDOM.
POETRY The fnllnwins spirited lines beai internal evidence of be- iu from the elastic pen of Ei.iiur Wright, Jr. None of our readers need be told who the "grey old mouse" is Mats. Abolitionist. From the Evening Post. THE RATS AND MICE. Once on a time, as eaith our story, Within a single edifice, A nation flourished in its glory, Whose citizens were rats and mice. The politics they prospered under Passed far and widely for a wonder, So based were they on reason's laws, And equal rights of vermin; So planned, the general good to cause, And cleanly keep Justitia's ermine. The mice were populous by legions, But mostly in the upper regions, Where cracks and crevices so small were. That none but mice could go at all there. But there they got a name and grow, Established trade and ports of entry, And made improvements not few, In cupboard, case and pantry. , The rats rejoiced in cellar spacious, Where finding ample fare, With little thought or care, They grew remarkably audacious, Great statesmen they, and rhetoricians, And eke by nature politicians. On every great occasion, m The council of the nation Assembled duly in An empty apple bin, Yclept Ratopolis, Where cat and dog police And foul monopolies, And all affairs of state, Gave rise to much debate. Long lived this great mouse-ratic union, While enemies were hurt to see The wondrous peace and courtesy With which the parties held communion. At length some busy story-teller Began to noise it through the house, That every thing down cellar Worked badly for the mouse. Instead of persons fat and sleek, They seemed but shadows, thin and weak. Those cellar mice, poor starveling wretches, Like what we're told are seen in churches! For food, while rats were proud to waste it, These famished mice dared hardly taste it. And worse, 'twas rumored that Full many a tyrant rat Had sold his neighbor to the cat! Resolved to have investigation In general council of the nation, Some garret-mice there broug ht the charge Against the race of rats at large. Up jumped a hundred rals or more, In furious baste to get the floor; The one that did, in speech er-rat-ic, Cried, "Mr. Speaker, I should like to know What, with our cellar-mice, they have to do Who live up in the attic! "Our institutions are our own, We swear they must be let alone, Our mice (for they indeed belong to us,) Are better off than those that make the fuss; A subject this we deign not to discuss, But let the canting saints, Who make these sad complaints, Their whiskers show the cellar side, And we the question will decide, By means far briefer than haranguing, That ia to say, by hanging." A grey old mouse, that caught the Speaker's eye, In nick of time, thus made reply: " I hold that mice of sense Will vote to save the expense Of further inquisition, And take, with full reliance, This chivalrous defiance, As equal to confession. None but the guilty deprecate The lightning flash of free debate." MISCELLANEOUS. - - -7- ' From the Olio. "Golden Bible,'' or "Book of Mormon." About the year 1S09, an individual by the name of Solomon Spalding for a time a preach er of the gospel having failed in mercantile bu siness at Cherry Valley, N. Y. removed to Con neaut, Ohio, where, to retrieve his fallen for tunes, he commenced writing an historical ro mance, entitled "The Manuscript Found ;" calcu lating that the profits arising from its sale would amount to a sum sufficient to liquidate his debts, and furnish him with a competency. While en gaged in writing this work, he was accustomed to read various portions of it to his friends, to get their opinion of its merits, by which means they became acquainted with its contents. It pur ported to be a history of the first settlers of A merica the ancestors of the American Indians whom it represented to have been Jewish em igrants from Jerusalem. It claimed to have been a record found in the earth, and was written hi imitation of antique style. From Conneaut, Spalding removed to Pitts burgh, where he resided about two years, and then removed to Amity, Washington County, Pa. where he died in 1817. The widow of Spalding slates, that while they resided in Pittsburgh, site thinks he carried "The Manuscript Found" to the print ting office of Patterson and Lambclin ; and she lias no recellectiou of its having been brought bick, nor is it to be found among his papers. About the year 1823 or '21, Sidney Rigdon, at that time a preacher, located himself in Pittsburgh, where he resided about three years, during the whole of which time he abandoned preaching, for the purpose, as ne asserted, oj studying the Bible. He was on terms of intimacy with Lambdin : and after removing thence, he commenced preaching certain new notions, occasionally making a long visit to Pittsburgh. About the time of his leav ing Pittsburgh, the Smith family, then residing at Manchester, Ontario County, JN. x. began to talk about finding a book that would contain a history of the first settlement of America. And for some time before it was pretended to have been found, Joseph Smith, jr., Martin Harris, and others, used to meet together in private ; and were familiarly known by the name of "Gold Bible Company." At length, the time having arrived for the move ment to bs made, Joseph Smith, jr. one day brought home something tied up in his frock. The family were anxious to know what it was ; whereupon, he told them it was the "Golden Bi ble" but that he had received a commandment to let no one see it. The "Golden Bible," however, was nothing but sand, as he himself afterwards declared to one or more. J The Smith family were probably the greatest set of juggling, fortune-telling, money-digging gypsies, that the country afforded ; and the necro mantic fame of Joseph Smith, jr. in particular, who seemed to be the chief magician among them, had spread far abroad. A more appropriate indi vidual could hardly be found, to aid in getting up an imposture. So he was the man to find the "Golden Plates." About the time of the ushering of the ' Golden Bible," or the "Book of Mormon," into the world from the press, one Perley P. Pratt, an intimate acquaintance and a convert of Sidney Rigdon, chanced to come along that way, and very soon became a convert to Mormonism. By his advice several of the Mormon leaders paid a visit with him to Kigdon, who, after some appearance of want of faith in Mormonism, ot length embaaced it. Soon after Rigdoit made Smith a visit, and was forthwith constituted Smith's amanuensis and right hand man. And thus was the whole man ceuvre consummated. Let us ..now survey the field over which we have travelled. We have already discovered a chain to this concern, the links of which are Spalding, Lamb- din, Risrdon, Pratt, and Smith ; whereby it is ren dered highly probable, that. Spalding's "Manu script Found" constituted the ground-work of the "Golden Bible." Let us now reduce this proba bility lo certainty, by positive and indisputable tes- timonv, extractett nom a worKen.itieu -mormon ism Unveiled," published by G. D. Howe, of Painsville, Ohio. John Spalding, of Crawford County, Pa. brother of Solomon Spalding, says: "In the year 1809, Solomon Spalding removed to Conneaut, Ohio. 1 he year iollowing, 1 remov ed to Ohio, and found him engaged in build' ing a forge. I made him a visit in about three years after. He then told me he had been wri tine a book, which he intended to have printed the avails of which he thought would enable him to pav all his debts. The book was entitled the 'Manuscript Found,' of which he read tome many passages. It was an historical romance of the first settlers of America, endeavoring to show that the American Indians are the descendents of the Jews, or the lost tribes. It gave a detailed account of their journey from Jerusalem, by land and sea, till they arrived in America, under the command of NEPHI and LEHI. They afterwards had quarrels and contentions, and separated into two distinct nations, one of which he denominated the Nephites, and the other the Lamanites. Cruel and bloody' wars ensued, in which great multi tudes were slain. They buried their dead in large heaps, which caused the mounds so com mon in this country. Their arts, sciences, and civilization were brought into view, in order to ac count for all the curious antiquities found in van ous parts of North and South America, I havt recently read the Hook ol JUormon ; and to my gre at surprise, 1 find nearly the same historical matter, names, &c. as they were in my brother's writings. Martha Spalding, the wife of John Spalding, says I have read the Book of Mormon, which has brought fresh to my recollection the writings of oolomon Spalding; and I have no manner of doubt, that the historical part of it is the same that 1 read and heard raid more than twenty years ago. Henry Luke, of Conneaut, Ohio, a former part ner in business of Solomon Spalding, says "Some months ago, I borrowed the Golden Bi ble, put it into my pocket, carried it home, and thought no more of it. About a week after, my wife found the book in my coat pocket, as it hung up, and commenced reading it aloud as I lay upon the bed. She had not rend twenty minutes, till I was astonished to find the same passages in it that Spalding had read to me more than twenty years before, from his 'Manuscript Found.' Since that, I have more fully examined the said Golden Bi ble ; and have lio hesitation in saying, that the historical part of it is principally, if not wholly, taken from the 'Manuscript round. John N. Miller, of Springfield, Pa. formerly in the employ of Spalding and Luke, says- "I have recently examined the Book of Mor mon, and find in it the writings of Solomon Spal ding, from beginning to end ; but mixed up with scripture and other religious matter, which I did not meet with in the 'Alanuscript round. Many of the passages in the Mormon Book nre verbatim from Spalding, and others in part. The names of Nephi, Lehi, Moroni, and, in fact, all the principal names, are brought fresh to my recollection, by the Golden Bible." Aaron Wright, of Conneaut, Ohio, says "The historical part of the Book of Mormon I know to be the same as I read and head from the writings of Spalding, more than twenty years ago; the names more especially are the same without any alteration." Oliver Smith, of Conneaut, with whom Spald ing boarded for some time, says "All his leisure hours were occupied in writing a historical novel, founded upon the first settlers of this country; During the time he was at iny house, I read and heard read one hundred pages or more, Nephi and Lehi were by him rep resented as leading characters, when they first started for America. When I heard the historical part of the Book of Mormon related, I at once said it was the writing of old Solomon Spalding. Soon after, I obtained the book ; and on reading it, found much of it the same as Spalding had written twenty years before." The foregoing settles the point positively, as to the origin of the "Book of Mormon." It proves, if any thing can be proved by disinterested, cred itable witnesses, that that bonk is Solomon Spal ding's "Manuscript Found," with, alterations and additions, since made by another1' hand. And when we take into consideration, the circumstan ces of Sidney Rigdon's three years' retirement from preaching in Pittsburgh, to study the Bible ; the new notions which he subsequently preached ; his long visits to Pittsburgh, after removing from that place ; his intimacy with Lambdin, the print er, with whom Spalding's "Manuscript Found" appears to have been left ; the curious coincidences k u:.:. l- uy wuK-.il ins conversion to mormonism was L 1 1 . 11 i orougni aoout; ana nis immedtate elevation to companionship with Prophet Smith himself: there seems no room to doubt, that the metamorphosis ui kjjjuiuitig o Mioiuiiiui ivuiuiiica miu u religious, imposture, as it now exists under the title of the "Book of Mormon," .was accomplished by Rig don himself. As to Smith's concern in the mat ter, he was just the juggler to act openly in the business, and let Rigdon keep behind the curtain. What man more to the purpose could have been selected, than one who wielded the divining rod, and pretended to discover buried money ? Surely, no one. Hence, we can perceive, a very good reason why Smith Was selected as the discoverer of the "Plates," and for his subsequent inspira tion as Prophet Rigdon in the mean time reap ing all the advantages which remaining in the back ground could afford. From the Massachusetts Spy. Interesting Trial. A case was tried before the Court of Common Pleas for Criminal Cases, in Worcester a few weeks since, which on account of the principles it involved, and the interest which has been mani fested in it, deserves something more than a pass ing notice. Some time last spring a woman, named Olivia Eames, formerly of this county, but who had for some years past, resided at New-Orleans, return ed in- consequence of her husband's decease, to reside with her friends in Holden, bringing with her a black girl, named Anne, whom she claimed as her slave. After a while, the neighbors learn ed that she was intending to send the girl back to New-Orleans, and was, in fact, negotiating through a friend in that city, for her sale. She had been offered $S00 for her, but asked $1000. Meantime, while arrangements were making for her removal, the girl repeatedly, though cautious ly, expressed to the neighbors her alarm at the prospect of being returned into slavery, her de sire for freedom, and her hopes that something would be done for her rescue. Knowing that, by the laws of the State, she was entitled to her freedom, and that if it was not attended to, she would soon be beyond the reach of those laws, a writ of personal replevin was obtained, to remove her from the custody of her mistress, and was putinto the hands of an officer. The serving of the writ was strenuously resisted by the mistress, even to the offering of personal violence to the officer ; but after a detention of two or three hours, he obtained custody of the girl, and she was removed, and was provided for by those who obtained the writ, and who gave bonds to abide the result of it. At the term of the Court at which the writ was returnable, (the first week in September,) the action was continued till the next term. On the 2-lth of September, the term of the Court for the trial of Criminal Cases commenced and the circumstances relating to this case became the subject of investigation, before the Grand Ju ry. The result of the inquiry was, a bill of in dictment against Samuel Stratton, Samuel Fos ter, Farnum White, Jr., and James Cheney, for a conspiracy to remove Anne from the voluntary service of Olivia Lames, and, for the accomphsh- ment of that purpose, making use of the process oj law, commonly called a ivrtt of personal replev in. For the resistance, which was offered to the service of that writ, no indictment was found! The defendants were not arrested, but learning tb'.t a bill was found against them, they volunta rily appeared and asked for trial. Investigation was what they most earnestly sought. The Dis trict Attorney, however, did not see fit to bring the case to trial, but had it continued till the Jan uary term, against their wishes. At the December term of the Court of Com mor Pleas, the action of replevin again came on, and was suffered to go by default against the de fendant, (the mistress) and judgment was taken, against her by agreement of the parties, for nom inal damages, of one dollar, and costs of Court Thus, the freedom of the girl was legally established. The indictment was called on the 26th ult. and the defendents (prisoners they were not) again voluntarily oppeared tor trial. I he case on th part of the prosecution occupied the whole of the 29th, and till past 10 o clock on the morning o the 30th. The points which seemed to be chief ly relied upon, on the side of the government, were, first, that Anne remained voluntarily and of cnotce wun ner mistress, ana naa no wisn to leave her, and secondly, that, although she might be entitled to her freedom, and desirous of leavin her mistress, yet the defendants had no right, on the supposition or the knowledge of such choice to take upon themselves to act in her behalf, un less they should show special authority from her for that purpose and that, without such authority tney exposed themselves to the penalties ot thi prosecution. The question growing out of the last position was argued at some length, and was . ..-11 ,i . , i . . not susiainea Dy tne court to me extent claimed by the District Attorney. The testimony on be half the government made out a tolerably fair case, provided there had not been another side to the question, and admitting it all to be true and not colored, one would have thought, almost, that Anne was really desirous of remaining with her mistress, and unwilling to leave her when the of ficer came fur her. The counsel for the defence then called his wit nesses without making any formal opening of the case. 1 wo, only, were examined before the ad journment of the Court for dinner, and, although the strength of the defence was not in, yet we be- live very few felt the Court House with an doubts of the result. It was shown, by these wit nesses, that Anne was under such a state of du ress, in consequence of threats which had been made to her, that she dared not to speak publicly of her wishes, or to give her mistress any cause to suspect her intention of leaving her. Still, she had communicated, to those in whom she had con fidence, her desire to become free, and her wish that the necessary measures should be taken Ho effect it, and in consequence of her request, the writ of replevin was procured. It was shown too, that instead of going reluctantly with the offi cer, as had been pretended, she, in fact, had been anxiously wailing lor the , opportunity, and her clothes all packed up in two bundles the day pre vious, reaciy ior a start, ner mistress lound th bundles, and mentioned the fact to another person, remarking at the same time, "if she was not a nigger, it would look like running away." At the opening of the Court, in the afternoon the District Attorney addressed the Court, and re marked that the testimony already in, on the part ol the delendants had given a new aspect to the case, that the government had no testimony by which to meet or control it, and that under such circumstances, he did not feci it his duly to pro ceed nny further with the trial. He said further that the evidence "abundantly justified the issuing of tne process of personal reprevm, and that the defendants were fully entitled to a verdict of ac quittal" and desired that the jury would at once render such a verdict, which, under direction of the Court, they did, and the defendants were forth with discharged. The spectators were generally disappointed in not being able to hear the whole testimony for the defence, and the defendants themselves, though they had no. cause to complain of the result, would, still, have been better pleased with an op portunity of showing the whole strength of their case. Music of Winter. BY N. P. WILLIS. I love to listen to the falling of the snow. It is an instructive and sweet music. You may tem per your heart to the serenest mood by its low murmur. It is that kind of music that only in trudes upon your ear'when your thoughts come languidly. You need not hear it if your mind is not idle. It realizes my dream of another world, where music is intuitive like a thought, comes on ly when it is remembered. And the frost too has a melodious minstrelsy. You will hear its crystals shoot in the dead of a clear night as if the moonbeams were splintering like arrows on the ground: and you listen to it the more earnestly that it is the going off of one of the most cunning and beautilul of nature s deep mysteries. I know nothing so wonderful as the shooting of crystal. God has hidden its principle as yet from the inquisitive eye of the philosopher. and we must be content to gaze on its exquisite beauty, and listen in mute wonder to the noise of its invisible workmanship. It is too fine a know ledge for us. We shall comprehend it when we know how the morning stars sang together. You would hardly look for music in the drear inessofthe early winter. But before the keener frost sets in, and while the warm winds are yet stealing back occasional. v like regrets ol the de parted summer, there wi) me soft rain or a hea vy mist, and when the north wind returns, there will be drops suspended like earring jewels between the filaments of the cedar tassels, and in the fea thery edges of the dark green hemlocks, and, if the clearing up is not followed by a heavy wind, they will all be frozen in their places like well set gems. Ihe next morning the warm sun comes out, and by the middle of the calm dazzling fore noon, they are all loosened from the close touch which sustained them, and will drop at the slight est motion. If you go along on the south side of the wood at that hour, you will hear music. Ihe dry foliage of the summer's shedding is scattered over the ground, and the round hard drops ring out clearly and distinctly as they are shaken down with the stirring of the -breeze. It is something like the running of deep and rapid Avater, only more fitful and merrier ; but to one who goes out in nature with his heart open, it is a pleasant mu sic, and in contrast with the stern character ol the season, delightful. Winter has many other sounds thai give pleas ure to the seeker for hidden sweetness ; but they are too rare and accidental to be described dis tinctly. The brooks have a sullen and muffled murmur under their frozen surface ; the ice in the distant river heaves up with the swell of the cur rent, and falls again to the bank with a prolonged echo, and the woodman's axe rings cheerfully out from the bosom of the unrobed forest. These are at best, however, but melancholy sounds, they but drive in the heart upon itself. I believe it is so ordered in God's wisdom. of The Wife of a Literary Man. A woman fit to be the wife of a literary man must indeed be a woman; she must combine in her character all those pleasing attributes which we often find described but so rarely meet with in real life. She must be neither selfish in feeling, vain, prodi gal, nor passionate. She must be one who will not maarry where she cannot respect, and, when she has consented to lay aside her virgin honors, one who will love her husband with a devotion that shall waive every other consideration but that of duty to her God. She must be even more than this ; she must be self-sacrificing in disposi tion, and be willing to endure much loneliness and also learn, if she have not already, to have fondness for her husband's pursuits, in which case she will receive a return that will be dearer far than all the world can offer. A man of li erary pursuits sins against himself and the woman he marries, if he takes one who is but a votary of lashion whose empire is in the drawing-room and not in the seclusion of domestic life. And if he marry a literary pedant, he will be stil more unfortunate unless the pedantry be that of a young, active, and enquiring mind, which pleased with its first essay into the regions learning. She should not resemble that first wife of Milton, whom the poet married from sudden fancy. Unable to endure his literary habits, and finding his house too solitary lor her romping dis position, she beat his nephews, and conveyed her self away at the expiration of the honey-moon JNor like.the wife of Bishop Cooper, who, jealous ol nis books, consigned the labor ot many years to the flames. Nor like the wife of Sir Henry Seville, whose affection was so strong as to cause her frequently to destroy his most valuable man uscripts, because they monopolized so much of his attention. Neither should she resemble in char acter Mrs. Barclay, who made both herself and husband ridiculous by her great public admiration of his abilities, she considering him little less than a demi-god. She should either be like the lady of Dacier, who was his equal in erudition arm nis superior in tasie, Dut whose good sense caused her to respect and give place to her hus band at all times and on all occasions, and whose love for him kept her from the slightest feeling of presumption because she was his equal in mind or as the wife of Wieland, a domestic woman, who, though not much given to study, was of a calm, even temperament, and always soothed in stead of enciting her husband's irritable disposi tion. A literary man, in choosing a wife, should not look so much for shining abilities as for a clear, discriminating ludgraent, and a warm and affectionate heart. A combination of these qual ities, if he be not an unreasonable, cross-grained tyrant, will bo sure to bring domestic felicity. supply of necessary food. On the contrary, es tablish the principle that property is safe that a '"" ia secure in tne possession oi nis accumula ted earnings, and he creates a paradise on a barren heath ; Alpine solitudes echo to the lowing of his herds ; he builds up his dykes against the ocean and cultivates a he d beneath the level of its waves, and exposes his life fearlessly in sickly jungles and among ferocious savages. Establish the principle that his property is his own, and he seems almost willing to sport with its safety. He will trust it all in a single vessel, and stand calm ly by while she unmoors for a voyage of circum navigation around the globe. He knows that the sovereignty of his country accompanies it with a sort of earthly omnipresence, and guards it as vigilantly, in the loneliest island of the Antarctic aea, as though it was locked in his coffers at home. He is not afraid to send it out upon the common pathway of the ocean, for he knows that the shel tering wings of the law of nations will overshad ow it there. He sleeps quietly, though all that he has is borne upon six inches of plank on the bosom of the unfathomed waters ; for even if the tempest should bury it in the deep, he has assur ed himself against ruin, by the agency of those institutions which modern civilization for the pur pose of averaging the losses of individuals upon the mass. Gov. Everett. An Incident. One day last week, there came into the city, from a distance of seventeen or twenty miles, a being sustaning the relations of a man, with a lovely looking woman his wife bringing some baskets for sale, neatly made, in the style of Indian manu facture. The lady for such she seemed, and gave evidence that she had seen better days was active in trying to dispose of.them. How she succeeded, we know not ; but in the disposition of one of them, an incident occurred, which told the secret of all their poverty, and all their woes. A gentleman not ourself bargained for one at two shillings ; was seized with the eagerness of stealth by the husband. She looked up with a piteous expression, and said, in a most subdued tone, the tears starting from her eyes, " Sir, give me the rest, or it will go for rum. I have two children, and they need bread. I have left home, and come this distance with these baskets, made with my own hands, to purchase it for them they are hungry and cold." All this was said without anger without a murmer. The gen tleman gave her the small pittance, and tried to per suade her wretch of a husband to give her the first piece ; but his inexorable thirst forwhat had ruined himself and family did not premit him. Shall we ask the reader who would sell to such a wretch rum, when he was taking the bread from the mouth of his own children, and wringing from his wife's heart her last ray of hope for their sub sistence? Answer Every retailer of rum in our State. As likely to sell it to him as any other man. On the retailer, then, surely may be expected to fall ultimately her woes. And will men pretend that we do not need laws to control men like the above men who cannot be moved by the tears of a heart-broken wife, by the sighs and sobs of his own children men who, know ng such circumstances, will place a temptation at such a man's door, and then take from him the last farthing, earned, not by himself, but by his wife and this, too, when he takes from children their only hope of life ? Maine Wesleyan Journal. Accumulation. The philosophy that denoun ces accumulation is the philosophy 'of barbarism. t places man below the conditi n oi most oi me native tribes on this continent. Tsoman will vol untarily sow that another may rap. You may place a man in a naradise of plenty on this condi tion, but its abundance will ripen itnd decay un heeded. At this moment, the fairest regions of the earth Sicily. Turkey, Africa, tlu loveliest and most fertile portions of the East, the regions that, in ancient tunes, after feeding their own numer ous and mighty cities nourished Rome and her armies and occupied by oppressed ana neeay ra ces, whom all the smiles ot heaven ana tne ooun- ties of the earth cannot tempt to strike a spade in to the soil, farther than is requisite for a scanty PROSPECTUS OF THE TEMPERANCE STAR, To be published at Montpelier, Vermont, on the first oj every month, under the direction oj the Executive Committee of the Vermont Temperance Society. This Journal will be exclusively devoted to the aub- ject of Temperance. Its design will be to advocate the cause of total abstinence from all that intoxicates, as the only possible ground on which the ultimate triumph of lemperance pnnciples can be expected. And, as temper ance is the great moral field in which all can unite, and la bor, it will be the object of this journal to invite to a hearty co-operation, all the friends of the cause, through out the state, regardless of any of those distinctions which are connected with most other public or benevolent objects of the day. The leading design of the Temperance Star will be, to endeavor, by argument and persuasion, to awaken the attention of the whole community, to the necessity of speedily banishing intoxicating drinks from among us; and while it shall faithfully and fearlessly pursue its ob ject, it will endeavor to avoid that ultraism which leads to indiscriminate denunciation. All experience demonstrates that, in free governments, legislative aid cannot be safely relied on in matters of mor al reform, unless public opinion precede and stand ready to sanction legislative enactments; to prepare the way for winch assistance to the Temperance reform, will be anoth er object of the proposed publication. Ihe Star will be issued in quarto form of eight pages, in the early part of each month. The first number will be issued in March next. TERMS. The Temperance Star will be tent to subscribers for one year on the following terms; copies di rected singly 50 cents; 12 copies to one address 25 cents each; 26 copies do. 23 cents each; 50 copies do. 20 cents each; always in advance. Address George B. Manser, Montpelier, post paid. THE VOICE OF FREEDOM Is published every Saturday morning, at $2 a year, pay able in advance. If payment be delayed till the end of the year, Fifty Cents will be added. Advertisements inserted at the usual rates. 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