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THE VOICE OP FREEDOM.
POETRY LINES. BY I. O. WH1TTIER. Written on the adoption of Pinckney's Resolution, in the House of Representatives, and the passage of Calhoun's " Bill of Abominations " to a second reading in the Sen ate of the United States. Now by our fathers ashes! whore's the spirit Of tho true-hearted and the unshackled gone? Sons of old freemen, do we but inherit Their names alone? Is the old Pilgrim spirit quench M within us? Stoops the proud manhood of our souls so low, That Mammon's lure or Party's wile can win us To silence now? No. When our land to ruin's brink is verging, In God's namo, let us speak while (here is time! Now, when the padlocks for our lips are forging, Silence is crime! What! shall we henceforth humbly ask ns favors Rights all our own? In madness shall we barter, For treacherous peace, the freedom Nature gave us, God and our charter? Here shall tho statesman seek the free to fetter? Here Lyncli-law light its horrid fires on high? And, in the church, their proud and skill'd abettor, Ma'.ie truth a lie? Torture the pages of the hallow'd Bible, To sanction crime, and robbery, and blood! And, in Oppression's hateful service, libel Both man and God? Shall our New England stand erect no longer, But stoop in chains upon her downward way, Thicker to gather on her limbs and stronger, Day after day? Oh, no; mcthiuks from all her wild, green mountains From valleys where her slumbering fathers lie From her blue rivers and swelling fountains, And clear, cold sky From her rough coast, and isles, which hungry Ocean Gnaws with his surges from the fisher's skid-, With white sail swaying to the billow's motion Round rock and clift' From the free fire-side of her unbought farmer From her free laborer at his loom and wheel From the brown smith-shop, where, beneath the hammer, Rings the red steel From each and all, if God hath not forsaken Our land, and left us to an evil choice, Loud as tho summer thunderbolt shall waken A people's voice! Startling and stern! the Northern winds shall bear it Over Potomac's to St. Mary's wave; And buried Freedom shall awake to hear it Within her grave. Oh, let that voice go forth! The bondman sighing By Santee'8 wave, in Mississippi's cane, Shall fuel the hope, within his bosom dying, Revive again. Let it go forth! The millions who are gazing Sadly upon us from afar, shall smile, And unto God devout thanksgiving raising, Bless us the while. Oh, for your ancient freedom, pure and holy, For the deliverance of a groaning earth, For the wrong'd captive, bleeding, crush'd, and lowly, Let it go forth! Sons of the best of fathers! will ye falter With all thoy left ye peril 'd and at stake? IIo! once again on Freedom's holy altar The fire awake! Prayer-strengthened for the trial, come together, Put on the harness for the moral fight, And, with the blessing of your heavenly Father, Maintain the right! for a number of vears Mayor of the city of Toron to, who stated in" a public meeting in that city, in my hearing, thnt since the establishment of a public soup-kitchen or house of industry in that city, they had had applications for relief from all r.l,,snc owptit tlio rnlnrpfl nnnulntion. And that in bis rnnacitv of sittimr magistrate,, he had been under the necessity of noticing for a scries of years that the proportion of offences against the laws was mii.-li smnller in proportion to their numbers nmonp-st the colored population than any other class. He would not state what class committed the oreatest proportional amount of crimes, but he repealed emphatically that the colored population of the city not only performed nil the duties of cit izens as well as any other class, but committed the smallest proportional amount of oflences a gainst the laws. The same testimony was con firmed by several gentlemen of high respectability present, and all concurred in admiring the alacrity with which they had turned out in defence of the government which protected them. I have made it a point in the course of long bu siness intercourse with many ol the merchants who reside in the midst or vicinity oi colored settl ments, to inquire into the character maintained by that portion of their customers, and the testimony has invariably been favorable. Those who were most cautious in expressing admiration, admitted that as a class they were as honest, industrious and temperate as their neighbors, but the greater part expressed their decided conviction, that they were more sober and respectful, paid tlicir debts more honestly, and were altogether pleasanter to deal with or to hire as servants than any other class. It is true, I met with some who accused them uni vcrsally of idleness or dishonesty, but I have al ways noticed by a very singular coincidence that these men were Americans. If the above statements form any proof that im mediately emancipated slaves are able to manage their own aliairs, you may rely upon their accu racy, as they have come under my own observa tion in the course of a long business acquaintance with Upper Canada, through which 1 have fre quently journeyed from the one extremity to the other. 1 am your obedient servant, JOHN DOU GAL. MISCELLANEOUS From the Emancipator. The Colored Emigrants in Canada. Packet Ship U.vited States, ) Off Sandy Hook, 11th Feb. 1S39. Rev. J. Leavitt : Dear Sir, I cannot better employ a part of n calm day than by communicating to you the infor mation relative to the colored people in Canada, which I alluded to in the course of conversation a few days ago. In the first place, I shall state that the colored people who come to Canada (although chiefly 1 believe runaway slaves,) manifest generally a great desire to learn to read and write, and to acquire property, respectability and a good name ; and in the second place I shall briefly recapitulate some of the facts and reasons upon which I found this statement. 1. I have been highly gratified to see the broth erly and arlectionatc mariner in which a fugitive from bondage is received by his brethren in Can- i mi i .' aa. mis is manifested in various ways; but one of the first offices of kindness that is nnrWtr.. ken by them towards the new comer, especially if iic uc yunu-, is iu icacti mm to read and perhaps iu u i im. .mm u you enter into conversation with a coioreu man, and aslc him it he can read, if he answer in the negative, he will probably assign as a reason that he has only been a few months in Canada. 2. The disposition to acquire property and bet ter their circumstances in the world, is shown by the general desire they manifest to become pro prietors of the soil, and engage in agricultural pur suits. In the Western, Niagara and London Dis tricts, there are not only considerable settlements oi coiorea people exclusively, but in some places muy mo !,iuiureu iiere ana there amongst the ru ral population, of all origins. However small his. larm may be, and however humble his dwelling, ine coioreu man wisnes to huvu a spot ho can call jus own, to ue a nome tor Ins lmnily. And these settlements and larms belonging to the African rnr.e. arp. rmnnrnllir cvnnl.-ii-wr c. ,..,.11 , , j , t.u manager tts inose oi ineir neignoors. 3. The intense desire that exists among them to acquire respectability anil a good name fs man ifested in various ways, which a few facts and statements will' illustrate. For instance, in the colored companies raised in Upper Canada, a mouRting in all, I believe, to seven or eight, scarce ly an instance of drunkenness or insubordination has occurred since they were first embodied, al though such offences were lamentably prevalent amongst the white militia, whether incorporated or hot. This must surely be attributed to "esprit da, corps," or rather "de couleur," for it cannot be supposed that they are either better educated or better informed upon the nature of their duty than their Anglo-Saxon comrades. The entire absence of colored ben-Tars, whilst those of other origins abound, may also bo addu ced as an evidence of their anxiety to ba respect able; but the most conclusive testimony that I can adduce to the fact, is that of Geo. Gurnet, Eq t Letter of Mr. Birney. Nokwalk, Conn., Feb. 15, 1S39 Dear Sir My last letter gave vou an account of the meeting at Meriden. Thence I went to Hartford. Whilst there I learnt that Mr. Cres- son, tlic colonizationist, was at bpnngheld, Mass., and that he was expected in a few days in Hart ford. Our friends in the latter place were desi rous that the claims of colonization to be publicly countenanced should be discussed by him and my sell belore the people oi liartlord, lhey were authorized to say, that I would give such aid as I could. 1 he oner was, as I understand, made to' him but he thought proper to decline it. From Hartford, I went to Litchfield, on Satur day. Here I spent Sunday. I called on one of the ministers, to know whether he would aid in gelling up a meeting to hear an address from me. 1 he impression made on me from his account of things there, was, that the whole village, with but rare exceptions, were totahy averse to hearing iny thing in favor of emancipation. Litchfield, you will remember, lor a long time was distin guished for a Law-School, which was attended by many young men from the south. Amongst them was Mr. Calhoun. Jt was mentioned to me ear ly, as one of the village mcmorablia, that there were some elm trees on a certain street which this gentleman set out with bis own hands, whilst he was studying law there, On Monday I proceeded to New-Milford, where 1 had engaged to attend a meeting of the Litch field County Society on Tuesday. The meeting was accordingly held. The number of delegates was considerable and what wai better, they all seemed to possess intelligent views, and to be ac tuated by the most harmonious feelings. The im portance of acting at the "ballot box," if I piutike not, was duly appreciated. A business meeting was held in the morning, This was well atten ded. Another meeting was held in the afternoon. The house was filled toj overflowing. Another, in the evening, when the house was filled with a most respectful and attentive audience. On Wednesday, I left NcwMilford to attend a meeting of the Fairfield County Society, the next day. I did not arrive till some time in the after noon. The business meeting had been held in the morning. A considerable number of persons were in waiting for the afternoon meeting. The bell was rung the people assembled in the hand some meeting-house al "Old Well," and listened to an address of more than two hours. Another meeting is to be held next month at Stratford. Unless I am greatly deceived, the people of Connecticut, generally, require only to be inform ed calmly and dispassionately of our principles, measures and objects, to go with us almost en masse. They are beginning clearly to see, that the slaveholders, not content with holding their colored slaves in bonds, are fast reducing the free states' to the condition of conquered provinces. lhey are not blind to the fact, that whilst the south is crying out for the Union, and charging the abolitionists with aiming to destroy it, that the Union it wants is one in which the North is tame ly to submit to the indignities and degradation which slavery cast on their free labor to the de struction ol the press the slaughter of its defen ders the subversion of the right of petition in fine, to the handing over of the government to the South, to be administered solely by slaveholding politicians lor tne perpetuity ol a system which the north hates, and which she has long since with honest pride cast out from her own limits. This is the Union which slaveholders value, this is the Union which slaveholders are so clam orous to preserve. How has the honest, the con fiding North heretofore been wheedled by the slaveholding aristocracy ! But it is to be hoped, that the delusion in which they have been bound is passing away, not only from Connecticut, but irom an tne lree states. Yours, &., JAMES G. BIRNEY. From the Common School Journal. Colonial Laws of Massachusetts & Plymouth. The following are literal transcripts from the laws of the Old Massachusetts and Plymouth Col- Knies. j. nc exception in the enactments is found ed upon the universal obligation of parents to be stow a proper education upon their offspring, The Pilgrim fathers were not satisfied with a theoreti cal recognition of that obligation, but they made it the rule of practice. . lhe principle embodied in heexception is worthy to stand as a head or frontis piece in every work on Education. Chap. IS. $ 13. " If any child or children above sixteen years old, and of sufficient understanding, shall curse or smite their natural father or mother, he or they, shall be put to death, unless it can he sufficiently testified, that the parents have been ve ry UNCHR1STIANLY NEGLIGENT IN THE EDUCATION OF such children." Massachusetts Colony Laics, 1646. Chap. 2. $ 13. " If any child or children above sixteen years old, and of competent understanding shall Curse or" Smite their Natural Father or Mother ; he or they shall be put to death, unless it can le sufficiently testified that the Parents hace been very unciiuistunly negligent in the Edu cation of such Children. " Plymouth Colony Laws, 1671. These enactments, it will be remembered, are borrowed from the Mosaic law, but qualified by a very strong amendment. The Mosaic law declar ed the acts of cursing and smiling a parent to be capital offences, but did not admit the plea of a neglected education as an excuse. May it not be said, however, that if any child, having arrived at years of discretion, ever curses or smites his father or mother, the fact is of itself, proof that they deserve it ; not at his hands, indeed, but that they have been guilty of such injustice towards the be ing, they have brought into the world, as to merit the retributive pangs of filial impiety. Wre would not say, that the misconduct towards them was the cause; because there are various social influences, constantly operating upon children, which it is not in the power of parents wholly to prevent or con trol. But it cannot be denied, that a fearful a mount of responsibility lies upon parents. And this extends much further, than an obligation to direct and govern children, in each successive case or trial as it arises, as well as the parent may hap pen at that time to know how. It embraces an obligation to study the whole subject beforehand. All practicable knowledge is to be previously ob tained of the nature, the endowments, the propen sities which constitute the distinguishing attributes of human beings. Every parent is bound, by the most sacred obligations, to make himself, as far as possible, acquainted with the various modes in which the susceptible nature of children can be influenced and their active powers directed. This is to be done by reflection, by conversation, by reading. When a parent has chastised a child, un der circumstances where punishment was wrong or inexpedient ; when he has indulged him, where restraint would have been better ; when he has given him advice or counsel," which is found to have led him astray, or omitted to advise and coun sel, when the child might thereby have been res cued from misfortune ; it is no excuse for him to say, " I acted as wisely as I knew how," unless he had first availed himself of every opportunity to know how. W hat should we say ol a wretch who without any qualification, without any know ledge of the human system, its diseases or the rem edies for them, should audaciously proclaim himself to the public as a master of the healing art; and as a beautiful child the hope of his pa rents lay before his eyes, the breathless victim of his presumptuous wickedness, should excuse himself by saying, " I prescribed as well as I knew how." What right had he recklessly to touch the wonderful mechanism of the human frame, unti he did know something of its nature, its manifold laws, its exquisite functions ? And what right has a parent to touch the image of God, in the spiritual nature of his child, until he has guarded himself by every possible means, against all dan ger of defacement or mutilation ! oners received last year, one hundred and ten were unmarried.' In this advanced age of the world, it is entirely unnecessary to speak of the moral power of the married institution ; but a strong fact, exhibiting so powerfully its deep influence over the human heart, is well worth especial consideration from all philanthropists and philosophers upon the amelio ration of human society. It is equally unneces sary to repeat the sound philosophy of Franklin, that "early marriages constitute the surest safe guard to the morals of young men." They are not iiiap. to find out the correctness of that doc trine. if bad associations, from which female in fluence is excluded, do not render them obdurate i0 the purest affections. Society is always interested in philosophizing upon those things which go to make it better. If we look at the history of young men we may see thousands saved by having been kept from the mazes of dissipation, where one is injured by as suming the expenses of a household. In fact it is the very assumption which saves him. He has something to spur on his industry and make him economical. Instead of wasting his nights in beer-houses, in drinking revelries and carousing intercourse, he feels that, as a member of the com munity he is looked up to, to protect its morals and stay its influence. He sees the eyes of the world upon him and he will not bankrupt her honest demands. He has become a new man, the head of the family, "a burning and shining light" to the society in which he dwells. Say not that these reflections are trite and not worth considering. We are sure that the ladies will not say so ; and wc are also sure if multi tudes of young men, who now nightly spend more money in ale-houses and other places than would support a family, would wheel about and resolve to go no more in that path, which must sooner or later lead to utter ruin, they might save them selves and become bright pillars in human society ornamants to the age in which they live. Then, we may be permitted to repeat, the perti nent query of the sweet moralist, Mrs. Gilman, "Young Herald. men, why don't you marry ?" Phil. Scene in a Christian Family. I was about to enter a dwelling-place which had been consecrated to the Most High God knew that from the family altar beneath this roof, sweeter than tho perfumed breath of morning, se the insence of grateful hearts, to Israel sleepless Watchman, and, more precious than the balmy air of evening, went forth the mighty on son. But he whose voice had offered un the de votions of the household was far away, where though he often prayed for those he loved, he might not with them blend his supplications. lhe door wns ajar, and I gently entered, for ard in a voice the tone of prayer. One step farther, and my eye rested upon the group within and oh, it was a lovely sight 1 saw ! In the cen tre of the room a table was laid, upon which was spread the yet untasted morning repast; and on which, also, lay the precious book which contain ed the bread ot hie. Un one side ol the room n'nelt the mother. The bloom of youth had not yet departed from her cheek, and her brow was tair anil placid ; but, fairer than all, there rested on her countenance the meek loveliness of devo tion. The low tones of her voice were soft and touching; but, sweeter than all, there breathed from her lips the earnestness of prayer. Next er mother, by a low stool, knelt a dark-eyed girl of two years ; her hands were still, but the rest- ess tossing of her eye, and moving of her head ihowed that nothing but the solemnity of prayer restrained her in silence. A little iarther from the mother were a curley-haired girl, and a manly boy ; their heads rested on their hands, and no motion or sound escaped them, save the soft breath ing of their breath. A servant girl, with a babe in her arms, completed the group and ever? this little one seem charmed into stillness by the inn sic of his mother's voice. I listened to the words of the mother. She of fered thanks for mercies past, and implored future blessings. She invoked Almighty assistance, that a mother's duties might be well performed and children dwell together in unity; that all be neath that roof might live alone to God. She paused, and then besought the blessing of uod upon the absent husband and father the tones of her voice were tremulous as she said, "We know not his condition'Wbut again she spoke in the fullnes of trust, "We commend him to thy fartherly care, we trust him jn thy hands." She remembered the widow and the latherless.and besought that Jehovah's will be done on earth, and his holy name be glorified forever. As the little ones arose from their knees, they cast upon their mother looks of confidence and affection, for they could feel that Jehovah was their mother's as well as father's God, and He the constant Guardian of the family. Christian wife and mother, the scene which I have portrayed, is no fancy sketch, but a true penciling for life. Wilt thau go and do likewise ? L. B. M.: Christian Watchman, Morality of Marriage. It has been ascerlain ed by actual returns, that there is a great inequal ity of numbers between married and unmarried convicts in State penitentiaries. For instanae, in our penitentiary, 'one hundred and sixty pris- Lesson on Government. Teacher. What is a Republican government? Scholar. A Republican government is one in which the laws are made, and explained and ex ecuted, by agents, chosen or appointed, directly or indirectly, by the people themselves. Teacher. What is a Democratic government? Scholar. It is a government where all the peo ple assemble in one place, and make the laws, without the intervention or employment of agents or representatives for that purpose. Teacher. Mention one great difference that re sults necessarily from these definitions of a Re publican and a Democratic government. Scholar. It is clear, that a Republican govern ment may extend over vast territories, because agents or representatives can be chosen and sent to some central place, there to make laws for the whole people; and officers can be appointed, with nothing else to do but to explain and enforce the laws ; but if the territory were large, the people could not leave their homes to go great distances, to make the laws. There are in Massachusetts nearly one hundred thousand voters, and some of them live more than two hundred miles from each other. They could not all go to one place to vote. If all could travel that distance, there is not any one place, which could accommodate so many per sons. The consequence would be that only such rich men as could afford the expense, and such healthy men as could perform the journey, and such men of leisure as could spare the time, could travel to the metropolis, or place for assembling, to assist in making the laws. And another conse quence would be, that the voters who lived near by, could attend, without spending much time or money, and thus they would have an advantage over those living at a distance, and they migl make laws more favorable to themselves than their distant fellow citizens. Teacher. What is a Monarchical government Scholar. It is a government in which one man or woman, has the power of making laws for all the people. Generally, however, the rulers, Monarchichal governments, are subjected to some restraints, so that their will is not always law. there is no restraint, then the sovereign is called an Absolute monarch. Teacher. Are there different kinds of Monarch ical governments ? Scholar. Yes, some Monarchical governments are elective ; others are hereditary. An elective Monarchy is one, where the monarch is chosen by the people, in such a way as has been pre scribed by a statute law or by usage. An hered itary Monarchy is one, where a son or a daughter of the sovereign has a legal right to succeed to the throne, upon the death of the father or mother ; or where some heir of a former sovereign succeeds to the throne if the deceased monarch leaves no children. Teacher. In governments where one man has the sole power of making all the laws, is there not some chance, it he is an ignorant man or a wick' ed man, that the people will be deplorably misgov erned and cruelly oppressed ? Scholar. No ! there is no chance about it ; for is certain that they will be. And therefore where the people are intelligent and good, I should ike a Republican government almost infinitely better than a Monarchical one : but, to tell how much better a government would be, if it had a hundred thousand ignorant and vicious voters as its rulers, than if it had but one ignorant and vi cious man to rule it, is a sum I never could cipher out. Common school Journal. His forehead, plain and delicate; his face, with out spot or wrinkle, beautiful, with a comely red; his nose and mouth exactly formed ; his beard thick, the color of his hair, not of any great length, but forked ; his look innocent; his eyes grey, clear and quick. In reproving, terrible ; in ad monishing, courteous ; in speaking, very modest and wise ; in proportion of body, well shaped. None have seen him laugh, but many have seen him weep. A man for his singular beauty, sur passing the children of men." Transcribed from an ancient copy of Josephus, published in London in 1732. The Pride of Knowledge. How little any of us know, or are capable of knowing, in this our present state ! They that think they know most,, or are most conceited of their own knowledge, know nothing as they ought to know. They that are most apt to contend, do most of all fight in the dark. It is too possible there may be much knowledge without love. How little such a knowledge is worth ! It profits nothing. It hurts, puffs up, when love edifies. The devils know more than any of us ; while their want of love, or their hellish malignity makes them devils. As by pride comes contention, so humility would con-, tribute more to peace, (and to the discerning of truth too,) than the most fervent disputation. . There is no hope of proselyting the world to my opinion or way. If I cannot be quiet till I have made such and such of my mind, I shall still be unquiet while others are not of it, i. e. always. If some one's judgment must be a standard to the world, there are thousands fitter for it than mine. They that in their angry contests think to shame their adversary, do commonly most of all shame themselves. John Howe. A Friendly Word to Religious Polemics. We are, professedly, going to heaven, that region of light, and life, and purity, and love. It well in deed becomes them that are upon the way thither, modestly to inquire after truth. Humble, serious, diligent endeavors to increase in Divine knowl edge, are very suitable to our present slate of dark ness and imperfection. The product of such in quiries we carry to heaven with us, with whatso ever is most a kin thereto, (besides their useful ness in the way thither.) We shall carry truth, and the knowledge of God to heaven with us; we shall carry purity thither, devotedness of soul to God and our Redeemer, divine love and joy, if we have their beginnings here, with whatsoever else of real permanent excellency, that hath a settled, fixed seat and place in our souls now; and shall there have them in perfection. But do we think we shall carry strife to heaven ? Shall we carry anger to heaven ? Envyings, hearl-burnivgs, an imosities, enmities, hatred of our brethren and fel low christians, shall we carry them to heaven with us? Let us labor to divest ourselves, and strike off from our spirits, every thing that shall not go with us to heaven, or is equally unsuitable to our end and way, that there may be nothing to ob struct and hinder our abundant entrance at. length into the everlasting kingdom. Ibid. Letter Of Publius Lentilus to the Roman Senate, con cerning Jesus Christ, in the days of Tiberias Caisar, emperor; Publius Lontilus being presi dent; it being the custom of the Roman gov ernment to advertise the Senate and people of such national things as happen in their respec tive provinces. " There appeared in these days a man of great virtue, named Jesus Christ, wno is yet living a- monc us. and of the Gentiles is accepted lor a prophet of truth, but his own disciples call him the Son of God. He raiseth the dead, and curcth all manner of disease. A man of stature somewhat tall and comely, with a very reverend countenance, uch as the beholders may both love and fear. His hair, the color of filbird full ripe, plain to his i - - J I !. ! . . . - r l ears, wnence uuwiiwaru u is mere orient oi color, somewhat curling, and waving about his shoul- ers. In the midst of his head is seen a partition of his hair, after the manner of the Nazarites. From the Presbyterian. Sabbath Schools. In order that they may flourish, it is necessary : 1. To have efficient teachers punctual teachers zealous teachers teachers who can win and re tain the confidence of their classes. 2. To have a place for meeting, with a suitable library. 3. To have the co-operation of parents who feel the importance of having the minds of their chil dren instructed in the truths of the Bible. 4. To have some prominence given to the sub ject in the instructions of the sanctuary. 5. lo have the frequent presence and encour agement of those members of the church whose in fluence has weight, but who are not engaged as teachers; and 6. To have it understood that the design of Sunday Schools is not for children alone; but for young men and young women, who, with all ihcir advantages, have yet much to learn. A combination of these simple elements, togeth er with a spirit of prayer, and of firm reliance upon Divine grace, is all that is essentially necessary to crown with success these nurseries of the church. And if these ever fail, it is because one or other of these is wanting, A TEACHER. H AVING procured from Boston new and elegant founts of the most rASHIUIVABLt llTt, are prepared to prosecute the above business, in all its branches : and hava no hesitation in saying that all work entrusted to them will be executed in a style not inferior to that of any oth er establishment in Vermont. ECJ Office, one door West from the Post-Office Stalest. Montpclier, January 5th, 1839. 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. Subscriptions, and all letters relating to business, should be addressed to the Publishers : letters relating to the edi torial department, to the Editor. Communications intend ed for publication should be signed by the proper name of the writer. CZP Postage must be paid in all eases. 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