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Vermont, in presenting those noble resolutions to an
American Congress in the face of so much leagued malice
and cruelty, appeared like an angel of mercy walking npon
the high places of the earth. Who miht not on that (lay
have coveted the honor of a birth place in your State ?
J Ivan Stewart.
My native State, well done !
Aye, proud of thee,
Proud to be called thy son,
Land of the free !
No slave has turn'd thy sod .
For other's pride,
No bondmen ever trod
Thy mountain side.
Unwet with tears and Wood
By slavery wrung,
Sternly has Justice stood
Thy hills among.
Strong on thy hill side stand,
Freedom and laws :
Earth has no nobler band,
No holier cause.
Free as thy mountain stream
Or eagle's flight,
Biightly thy spirit gleams
For God and right.
Where leagued oppression reigns
And bondmen groan,
Breathe Freedom's stirring strains.
Thy trumpet tone 1
Amid oppression's storm
And error's night,
Beams forth thy radiant form,
Angel of light !
Dark slavery quails to meet
Thy lightning eye,
Flashing whence bold hearts beat
For liberty.
Raise that free voice again.
By tyrants feared,
Despite oppression's reign.
It shall be heard !
Anti-Slavery Sentiments.
" O for a lodge in some vast wilderness,
Some boundless contiguity of shade,
Where rumor of oppression and deceit,
Of unsuccessful and successful war,
Might never reach me more. My ear is pain'd
My soul is sick, with every day's report
Of wrong and outrage with which the world is fill'd.
There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart ;
It does not feel for man : the natural bond
Of brotherhood is sever'd as the flax,
That falls asunder at the touch of fire.
He finds his fellow guilty of a s'lin
Not color'd like his own, and having power
T' enforce the wrong, for such a worthy cause
Dooms and devotes him as a lawful prey,
Lands intersected by a narrow frith
Abhor each other. Mountains interposed
Make enemies of nations, who had else
Like kindred drops been mingled into one.
Thus man devotes his brother, and destroys ;
And worse than all, and more to be deplored,
As human nature's broadest, foulest blot,
Chains him, and tasks him, and exacts his sweat
With stripes, that Mercy, with a bleeding heart,
Weeps when she sees inflicted on a beast.
Then what is man ? And what man, seeing this,
And hairing human feelings, does not blush
And hang his head, to th'nk himself a man ?
I would not have a slave to till my ground,
To carry me, to fan me while I sleep,
And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth
That sinews bought and sold have never earn'd,
No ; dear as freedom is, and in my heart's
Just estimation prized above all earthly price,
I had much rather bo myself the slave,
And wear the bonds, than fasten them on him.'
We have no slaves at home, then why abroad ?
And they themselves once ferried o'er the wave
That parts us, are emancipate and loosed.
Slaves cannot breathe in England : if their lungs
Receive our air, that moment they aro free.
They touch our country, and their shackles fall.
That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud
And jealous of the blessing. Spread it, then.
And let it circulate through every vein
Of all your empire ; that, whore Britain's power
Is ft;!t, mankind may fool her mercy too.
The C ities of the Plain.
Away from the ruin! Oh, hurry ye on,
While the sword of the Angel yet slumbers undrawn!
Away from the doom'd and deserted of God
Away, for the Spoiler is rushing abioad!"
The warning was spoken the righteous had gone,
And the proud ones of Sodom were feasting alone;
All gay was the banquet the revel was long,
With the pouring of wine and the breathing of song.
'Twas an evening of beauty. The air was perfume,
The earth was all greenness, the trees were all hloom;
And softly the delicate viol was heard,
Like the mnrmur of love or the notes of a bird.
And beautiful creatures moved down in the dance.
With the magic of motion. and sunshine of glance;
And white arms wreath'd lightly, and tresses fell free,
As the plumage of birds in soma tropical tree.
And the shrine of (he idol was lighted on high,
For the bending of knee and the homage of eye;
And the worship was blended with blasphemy's word,
And the wine-bibber scolT'd at the name of the Lord!
Hark! the growl of the thunder the quaking of earth!
Wo wo to the worship, and wo to the mirth!
The black sky has open'd there's flame in the air
The red arm of vengeance is lifted and bare!
And the shriek of the dying rose wild where the song
And the low tone of love had been whisper'd along ;
For the fierce flames went lightly o'er palace and bower,
Like the red tongues of demons, to blast and devour!
Down down, on the fallen, the red ruin rain'd,
And the reveller sank with his wine-cup undrained;
The foot of the dancer, the music's loved thrill,
And the shout and the laughter grew suddenly still.
The last throb of anguish was fearfully given;
The last eye glared forth in its madness on heaven!
The last groan of horror rose wildly and vain,
And death brooded over the pride of the Plain!
Letter from the Hon. William Slade.
Washington, Jan. 25, 1839.
Sir, I have the honor to acknowledge u.e
I muii, and a rank offence in the sight of Heaven.
To every abolitionist I say labor to form, and
give expression to such a public sentiment. Let
it speak through the press, the pulpit and the fo-
num. ijet it De incorporated in me literature oi
to mistake the dark complexion and piercing coal
black eyes of the Gipsy women. The men were
nowhere to be seen, nor were there an y old women
with them : and these young girls, well dressed,
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uiuugn, in general, wun notning peculiar hi men
custom, moved about in parties of five or six, sing
ing, playing, and dancing to admiring crowds.
One of them, with a red silk cloak trimmed with
the country. Let its voice be heard from every
ceiDt of vour letter in behalf of the Executive h;n an(j valley from every village and hamlet
. 3 . . t w...i. v.,vfr Mpn's Anti- r. : l .. .u: ..
I mnm lloa ot thp WPW 1 OIK J.U""K 1IOII1 BVC1V UlllllSlUU UUU CUimi!?, UUU1HK HO OV.V.U-
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clp SnpiAtv. Tenuesting my aiteiiuuiii-c ai oh mUatea strength to the swelling tide ot public goiu, ana a goia band round her hair, strucH me
'.tl, rnnvpntion on the 29th inst., with the opinjon which is rushing from every quarter of as the very beau ideal of a Gipsy queen. Recog
It would tne eartj t0 overwhelm republican slavery. It nizing me as a stranger, she stopped just in front
. ... tlm frionns nt n hn- I . t. . 1 1 .1 1 1 . . . 1. . .1 . ..1 . . I f ot.,, Vi 1 j j . .i.
give me great pleasure iu nice. snan mus ue maue 10 penetrate uie uuihcsi iccea- ui mc, onu..n. u lbsuubis uiiu uanceu, at me same
litmn in New York, on the occasion to which you ses 0r tle priSOn-house, and by its steady, time directing the movements of her companions,
,-, No dutv could De more gi"ui w " T searching influence, aided by the quickened un- wno lormea a circle around me. lhere was beau
u,... ,llin to give countenance, so tar as my pres- puses 0f conscience, shall make the slave-owner ty in her face, combined with intelligence and spir
onrp nnd inv voice could do it, to the noble etlorts MWM ;n hjs forhidden possessions, and hold him it, that riveted my attention, and when she spoke
of the friends of the slave in your city. liut 1 have ;n trembling agony until he shall release his her eyes seemed to readme through. I ought
.l.iIm here which claim my unuiwueu attention, p-rasn, and let the oppressed so tree. perhaps, to be ashamed 01 it, but in all my wan
il.-nr ve me the pleasure 01 a compliance w mi if abolitionists are laithlul to the great trust den ngs 1 never regretted so mucn my ignorance
your request.
committed to them, this result will, assured! v. be of the language as when it denied me the pleasure
1 bnvi. observed, with much gralilication, tne iiccnmnlished. But let them not bo impatient of of conversing witli that Uipsy girl. 1 would Jain
efforts of ihe friends of abolition in New York to tuC J(.layS and discouragements that are to try have known whether her soul did not soar above
ive a fresh impulse to the cause in that city. The them. Patience must have its perfect work, for the scene and the employment in which I found
fiitf.rfl'jt I fifl in these efforts is greatly incretised dmnrrn.i.ir? slavehold'mc- will test its utmost her: whether she was not formed for better things
by a consideration of the peculiar difficulties with p0wer of endurance. This kind goeth not out than to display her beautiful person before crowds
which you are surrounueu. aucic ia uu uuw Dut by extraordinary ana long-cotuinueu enon. ui uuuia j uuuauisunj iu , mm umianci
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and intensity in the varied pursuits 01 me pupum
lion ot a creat commercial tuy, (uuuiiv umu
vorable to the cultivation of that spirit which iorms
the life and soul of abolition. That i9 the spirit
of deep, strong, irrepessible, sel(-sacrihcing benev
olence; the benevolence of Him who, tho He was
,rot fm- nnr sniies became poor of Him who
The friends of ubolition must remember that time of my queen was not above reproach ; and, as I
is an essential element in this great reform. had nothing but my character to stand upon in
Wh;i it ; TUTrTusinmlp. sublime, all-subduing Moscow, 1 was obliged to withdraw trom the ob
truth that is to do the work, time must be its hand'
maid, and firmness, patience, kindness and good
will its never-failins; attendants. While it re
bukes with sternness, it must win by kindness,
servation which her attention fixed upon me.
From Zion'i Watchman.
Sandwich Islands.
Between seven and eight thousand souls, in these
islands, have, within a short time, been converted
What a work have abolitionists to accomplish ! to God ! And immediately preceding this won-
And how vast and varied the influences which derlul outpouring ot the Holy Sspirit, the mission
their labors and their success are to exert upon aries bore their united testimony against the crying
themselves and unon the wor d ! How much is sin ot American slavery. And is tins tne reason
the tone of Christian faith and love to be elevated why some of the religious papers, in this country,
hv tlio vio-nrnns nvprrisn which is to be riven to have never vet said any thing about the work
ivfnt nhont doinp- irood who made himself of no &nA consti-ai,, hv the elonuence of its disinterested
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reputation who took upon mm me lurin 01 aej- 0
vant, and who even washed his disciples' feet, that
he might illustrate, and enforce tlie duty 01 a kinu,
humble and affectionate minis'.ration to the wants
and the miseries of afflicted and suttertng humanity
This is the foundation ot the spirit 01 abolition its
sacred flame is fed at this pure and holy fire.
nd need I say to what adverse influences this these graces, in the prosecution of this noble en
spirit is exposed 111 such a city as yours f how, terprise ! How
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between the influence 01 tne active, eajrer uuisuu discussions
of train, the ever excited and never satisfied love How much more enlarged and just views shall
of pleasure, the luxurious enjoyments of accumu- be entertained of the relations which man sustains
lated wealth, and the privations tirid sufferings of to his fellow man, and of the true import and
extreme poverty, the absent enslaved are almost en- meaning of the second great command " Thou
tirpW fm-o-ottpn 1 Need I sneak of the tendency shalt love thy neighbor as thyself !" What
of these influences to chill the atmosphere of be- a multitude of difficulties, which a selfish, merce
nevolcnce, and banish from your crowded, bustling, nary sophistry has thrown around this simple
pieasure-lOVlNlf. guui-sccniug -nv ' yt win . anion, vr utii 01 j " -1- . W'm
i . 1 r Y.-ri in nnrinrnrnn 16 am i . i v aw tr i, ini mv vint-irti t-i irifr inn nonfp "n
Dranre 01 inOSC WUU aiC UCIU in uinigiuwug ot'U&eU VU CACJl 1H uiiuuing, "-'wi"5 iiiwuv.iw , f l, ' 1 v
cruel bondage ? Surely I need not. You have on the minds of men! And the Church! how "" 7 u u T -7
seen them. You have deplored them; and I will she be elevated and purified, when her gar- progress of truth has been so rapid, and the v.cto
.ihni v,.vp in B,.t nlnces. went that the , Bl,ll h : no more defiled bv the nollutions. nes of the cross so numerous and glorious as du-
clai.ns of two millions and a half of your country- ad her conscience no more burdened with the in-S 'ear M"" rH- a y . 1. . j
. ' I . . I hoo Kaon a rotri no I ni imnn A nrroat 11 1 1 1 1 11 H a
men, deprived of liberty doomed to incessant, un- ,ustice of slavery ! How much more perlectly ' " y'bT t fa,v-"i,"""'"""
'rt M har tmnaiTflanT 1 o 1 - - - . - . . - - - -
. .,, ofthp T.ord rins Vippn rrrpnl nd mnrvplloiis nmnnir
an advance win sne nave - . 1
which God has recently wrought in those islands ?
How deep and searching are to be the Extract from a general letter from the Sandioich
of the great question of human rights ! Island Mission, prepared at the meeting of dele-
gates Jrom all the islands, and dated
Honolulu, (Hawaii) June 20th, 1S3S,
The past year has been one of uncommon inter
est through all the Sandwich Islands. 1 hough
the enemy ot souls, with his commissioned agents
has opposed the progress of truth and righteousness,
yet the spirit ot the Lord has lifted up a standard
1 here has probably been no period
reauited toil-shut out from the protection of law '.hall she reflect the image of her benevolent Be- nav.e proiesseaiy turned to tne nora
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Will BUB UttV
i of her earthl;
t t V an1 tiiil in acc
of nUtnnt nlrt. bevond the reach of hu- K,mnnv nn,l Iovp. shnll hold their undivided em- een frougntio do v to tne sceptre oi tne rnnce oi
nA it n to nonces iirnornnee. were lost sitrht LnHp tnwnrrU thm consummation of her earthlv us'. The PFoud and rebellious have been humbled,
of nnn forrfottPn. U though thev were the tenants 1. .U inSticP nd mercv. truth and holiness. and s?me 0 tne most hardened and profligate have
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man sympathy or human regard. I rejoice that Dire over a redeemed and regenerated world. ,?ace' , .1V1.e ' U5. 1 lfUl"
there are those in your city who have withstood ' That those to whom I address myself may be "eemii anion s oi ms po weran u iory ,n t. le con
.i. r.k ';fl.,; ; .homi.M nfLj..j ...:.u . ,i ,i, ,u version of souls have been such as to warm, cheer
lilt: UUV1C1 UI Uii;oc lllliuiiv .j, umu 411 CIIUUCU Willi UUC icuuiui ouv liiui. miv, Aituv . , , j . p , r
r . ...... 1 , . . .. .. .' . J . J nnH lronorihpn our hpnrts. It is n (net vvorthv nt
VUH LT II H II f 1 hi I M Mill! IllfJV H I ML. IIU II fHI VV1IILIIV . v . .... .
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I have no Influence.
What if the little rain should say
" So amall a drop as I
Can ne'er refresh those thirsty fields
F'll tarry in the sky."
What if a shining Wm of noon
Should in its fountian stay,
" Because its feeble light alone
Cannot create a day I"
Doth not each rain drop help to form
The cool refreshing shower ;
And every ray of light to warm
And beautify the Bower .'
contempt and reproach, have dared to stand and
reach forth their hands to the helpless and open
their mouths for the dumb. I bid them (.tod
speed. And God will speed them, if they work
in faith and labor in love ; for, if ever there was a
cause, for whose success heaven's mercy was
pledged, it is the cause of the enslaved. Let not
the maPTiitude of the obstacles which lie in their
wav deter them from a patient, steadfast, un
flinching perseverance in their work. That great
mountain which lies before them, shall be re
moved and cast into the sea. The steady, pa
tient. nerseverine labor of benevolence will do it
Truth is mighty. Thank Heaven, bars and bolts
cannot confine it. Gags cannot suppress it. Its
voice shall be heard above the roar of the tempest
of human passion ; and what its friends cannot
do to aid its onward march, its enemies will be
made the unconscious instruments of accomplish
ing. Herein is hope. Heaven's power is on the
side of truth and righteousness, insomuch that
even the wrath of man, aimed at their destruction,
shall, in its blind fury, be made to defeat its own
purposes, and minister to their advancement.
And how much is this hope needed to sustain
the friends of the slave ! How mighty the obsta
cles with which they have to contend ! How wide
spread and deep the prejudices of caste which are
to be overcome : now oimcuit to bring tne puonc
mind to a kind and considerate regard for a class
of men with whom aversion and contempt have
long been associated an aversion and contempt
which have been " sucked in with the mother's
milk," and grown with the growth, and strength
ened with the strength of every man and woman
in the community ! How difficult to bring a
people thus educated, to regard the black man as
a brother, entitled to the same respect for his
rights and his feelings as a white man ! How dif-
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of its pure and exalted character, is the prayer ot i j j .u u .u e
r " J fVnm tho hnnrn nnd nfnprs hnvp not hppn of n nntnrp
Friend and fellow-servant,
Libolt, Cor. Secretary )
S. 5.
Mr. A
N. Y. Young Men's A
calculated to encourage our hearts, or further the
the objects of our mission, but rather of a kind to
damp our ardour and darken our prospects, and to
throw down the walls of our sacred institutions
which we with much care and labour have for
many years been endeavoring to build, the com
munications and assistance from on high have ten
ded to raise our thoughts above the adverse cir
cumstances into which we were thus thrown. " It
is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in
men. " It is better to trust in the Lord than to nut
confidence in churches even; though professedly
A Sunday at Moscow.
A Sunday at Moscow. To one who had for a
lone time been a stranger to the sound of the
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church-troing bell, lew tnings couiu oe more inter
esting than a Sunday at Moscow. Any one who
has rambled along the maritime Alps, and has
heard from some lofty eminence the convent bell beloncinjr to him. and devoted to his sprviro nnH
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ringing lor matins, vespeio, auu uuuingm jiiuyeis, glory.
will long remember the not unpleasing sounds. .The Lord has donp rrrnnt frimrrfl for nq wlipr.
lo me there is always sometnmg touching in tne 0f we are dad." and nraised he his name. Not
sound of the church bell ; in itself pleasing by its unto us. not uuto us. but to thv name jyive r-lorv.
eiTect upon the sense, but far more so in its asso- for thy mercy and truth's sake.
ciations. And these feelings were exceedingly The revivals with which we have been blessed,
fresh when 1 awoke on bunday in the holy city of and some of which are now in progress, have em-
Moscow, in ureece ana luritey mere are no braced all ages, from the advanced in years to
bells ; in Kussia they are almost innumerable, but children. There are many children and youth
this was the first time I had happened to pass the among those who, we hope, have been born of the
oaonatn in tne city, i lay ana iisienea, tnougnts Spirit. In former revivals it was not so. But
of home came over me, of the day of rest, of the few of the children and the young were affected
gathering for church, and the greeting of friends bv them. Our churches hitherto have consisted
at the church door. But he who has never heard mostlv of the ao-ed and middle ared.
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tue ringing oi tne oeus oi luoscovv aoes not Know 1 he means which have been used by us in
its music. Imagine a city containing more than these revivals, are those which God has appointed
six hundred churches and innumerable convents, for the salvation of souls : the preachinff of the
all with bells, and these all sounding together, gospel, conversing with the people in small com-
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irom tne snarp, quicit namtner note, to the loudest, names and with individuals, and visitiner lrom
deepest peels that ever broke and lingered on the house to house, and the nravers of the church.
ear, struck at long intervals, and swelling on the Protracted meetings have also been held at all
air as if unwilling to die away. I arose and threw our stations during the year, and at some of the
open my window, dressed myself, and, after break- stations a number have been held at different
licult to appreciate, to their just extent, the claims 'f' iTff,i! nE i "T? li,me3 duringthis period. At most of our stations
which a lSng and cruel neglect and contempt of !S..byr!J,LuL known, bells-1 wLen' t0.Y-hat aK protracted meetings have been held .These
ii i-ancu uic uiignou majici, nucic, iui me in si nine meetings nave been greatly oiessea, ana in most
m many months, 1 joined in a regular church instances have been acr.omnnnied bv revivals of
service, and listened to an orthodox sermon. I was relicion. The Hoi v Snirit was evidently nresent
surprised to see so large a congregation, though I to raise the fallen, to strengthen the weak, to op
remarked among them many English governesses en the eves of the spiritually blind, and to nuick-
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o lon,r K,pn from humnn SvmnnthvAr , w,m l wnguuB ueu.g m uini en tne aeau in sin. iviany, we trust, have yield
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to remember those in bonds as bound with " " T T " :. ' u ea to ins gracious innuences ; ana nave lorsaKen
them, and to think and feel, in reference to the '"T ' " 'a'uma.uS oe ng emp.oyeu to tne service or oatan, ana commenced the service
ii. j i if i icucu uio risui" aiussmu iiouiiuv me ueauiies ui oi tne LiOru
two mil ions and a half of men in slavery amoiiff , .. , . ' ul "c UU1U
us, just as we should think and feel, if no African u,e1,"t"M'l""b. . About 5000 have been received to the church
blood flowed in their veins ! It is amazing, be- Al1 over the continent, Sunday is the great day since our last general meeting, (in May, 1837,)
yond measure, to consider the depth nnd strength icroDserving national manners ana customs, l oi- and there are about who now stand pro.
of that feelino- ol contempt lor the black race "cu al . ca'v "uul ",Ll; '"j i"u xuaiuia, . pounuea lor aamission ; ana there are many
which distinguishes our country above every oth- u,,uei ",s COLU'V ' """"s a ulU01tey, ruue to a more wno exhibit some evidence oi having given
er in the world, vvnat a commentary on our s"- , i", ,. wcu ucaim iu uic oaviuur. mis large increase
Declaration of Independence, and our boasted l1 eupies- n nes outside tne oarner ana beyond hs the result of these gracious visitations from on
equality of rights ! How soon and how deserv- lne Slal? prison, wnere tne exiles mr Siberia are high. '1 he standard of piety in our churches has
edly shall we become a by-word and a reproach conuneu, on me i.uia oi yount oenremetow, tne been raised, and their purity promoted, arid an in
anion all the nations of the earth ! richest nooieman in Russia, having one hundred crease of moral courage and power. We fear
lho rrrnat ivnrlr nf Bholitionistsis to revolution- ad rty thousand slaves on his estate: the however, the increase of numhprs. Wrp fpnr also
ize the public sentiment, in regard to the whole chateau is about eighty verats lrom the city nnd that we have erred in judgment, in some cases, in
African race both those enslaved by power at ,a no.ble roaJ tnrough his own land leads from the receiving too hastily to the church those, whopro-
tho South nn.l thosp pnslnvpd hv nreiudice at the barrier to his door, fess to have been eonvertrd : nnd we may have
lVnrtVi Tlia IVTni-tVi must enst thp bpnm out of its This nrompnno is tho nrrnnr rpnilorvnui of (Ko Occasion hereafter to rprrrpf linvino-done SO. We
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own eve. It must take tne blacic man oy tne people: mat is, ol the merchants and shonkeeners 'r we may una nereaiter, tnat niany '"
hand comfort him in his nffliction raise him of Moscow. Thp. nrnmpnndp is simnli n In rr ceived US and themselves in this important matter.
from his denressinn streno-then him in his piece of iround ornnmpntprl with nolifp itpas trA and that thev will live with the veil upon their
wpnlfnpss instruct him in hi io-nornncp show nrnvidprl with pvpru thinir nofoiru fnr thaom'..- hearts in this stntp of docpntion, till the light Ot
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hiin thp wav to cnmnptpncp. nnd rpisnpctnbilitv mpnt nf nil tho nutionnl mnnuiitunla nmnnir mhih eternitv shnll tpnr it from them, and reveal to
make him feel that he has a country, nnd cheer the Russian mountain is the favourite: and 'hem their true characters, The seal, however,
m with the sympathies, the kindness and the re- refreshments were distributed in irrent nrnimlnno is a blessed one. l The Lord knoweth them that
gard which is due to him as a brother. Soldiers were stationed at different points to Dre- re his."
And while the North does this, and thereby serve order, and the people seemed all cheerful In th mmmon and station schools, there have
furnishes a practical exemplification of its benevo- and happy: but the life and soul oftheulace were bppn Roveral hundred hopeful conversions. The
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ence, ana an overwneimmg argument, m me ue- tne isonemian or uipsy girls. Wherever they were, number of children in tnese scnoois wno nave been
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Rich and Poor.
Poor men sometimes think what a fine thine? it
would be, if all the property of the rich were equal
ly divided amongst them, and that in future no
one should be allowed to crow rich: but thev lit
tle consider what would be the consequences of
such a measure. In the first place, they must be
gin by robbery, as no one could expect that the
i i- i.i ...'ii- i . f .
ricn peopie wuutu. wimngiy part with their proper
ty ; and m the next place they would find, after
this iniquity had been perpetrated, and an eaual
division of the whole property of the nation had
been made, that each person's share would be a
very small one. A man would still, as before, be
obliged to work for his living, for food and clothes
could not be had without somebody's labor ; andi
he must work hard too, lor every article must be
produced by hand labor, as all the large manufac
tories would have been destroyed in consequence-
of the ruin of the masters of them, and what could;
be bought before for a shilling, would probably
cost five times as much, or more after the destruc
tion of the machinery. In a few months' timer
those people who were stronger, and had better
head-pieces, would have become richer, and a
fresh robbery must now take place, that the riches
might be again divided ; in short, the whole na
tion would become a set of robbers, and neither
life nor property would be secure for a moment ;
every man would have a right to thrust his hand
into his neighbor's pocket, whenever he had earn
ed sixpence more than himself. Consider, too,
that all those persons who had been reduced to
distress, by sickness or bad crops, must inevitably
die of starvation, as nobody would be able, howev
er willing, to relieve thein. Is it possible that
such people could thrive, living in open defiance'
of the laws both of God and civilized man ? It is
impossible ; for there never was an instance since
the world began, of a nation's prospering, and of
the poor enjoying the comforts and necessaries of
life, where property was not respected. It should
also be remembered that except a rich man locks
up his money, a very rare case indeed, he pays
away his money to servants, laborers, and trades
people, who again lay out the money in food and
clothes for their families ; so that in fact, a divis
ion i.i at present made of the property amongst the
poor, though not, indeed, an equal one : but all
forced attempts at equalizing property have ever
failed in producing the end designed, and must
ever fail ; for it is as much a law of nature that
some should be rich and some should be poor, as
that some should be tall, and some should be short,
or that some should be sickly and some should be
healthy. Ten Minutes' Adcice to Laborers.
the black man, amidst all our efforts for our own
improvement, impose on us, to rouse ourselves to
like efforts for his ! And, above all, how difficult
to bring the whole mass of the white community
to make the case of the slave outlawed as he has
It is Easy to Spoil a Son.
There are but very few that can bear the hand
of indulgence without injury. In our country, in
most instances, those who are to be great or use
ful, must make themselves so by their own exer
tions ; and often by very vigorous effort. Nine
cases out of ten, the young fellow, who feels that
he is provided for that his 'father is rich' wiU
relax his exertions, and becomes a poor tool, what
ever may be his occupation
lhere is nothing so destructive to the morals.
and, we may add, to the peace of any community,
as the neglect of parents, rich or poor, to teach
their sons the importance of being early engaged
in some active employment. Too many of the
citizens of every place, under the influence of false
pride, suffer their sons, after quitting their schools,
to lounge about the public omes and taverns of
their place of residence, rather than cause them ta
engage in some important branch of the mechanic
arts, Or force them, by dint of their own industry
and energies, to seek their fortunes in other pur
suits. Nothing is more detestable, in our eye,
than to see a healthy, good looking youth, break
ing loose from the restraints of honorable indus
try, returning to his father's domicil for support,
and loafing it about, rather than pursuing some
occupation which will not only support himself,
but give gratification to his worthy parents.
We would say to every father who has such a
son, be he rich or poor rather drive him to 'cut
his cord of wood a day,' than suffer him to spend
his time in idleness. " An idle head is the dev
il's workshop," and we may add, that idle hands
are the implements he employs to execute his
dark designs. Walchtower.
Slavery in Ohio ! The Ohio Legcslature have
passed a law facilitating the arrest alleged fugi
fives from slavery and also forbidding any citizen
to harbor such a person, &c. &c. In 'addition to
this, the legislature have not only refused to remove
any of the burdens that already press upon the
colored people of Ohio, but have resolved that
colored people in that state have no right to peti
tion the state legislature. The reader will not be
surprised to hear that Rev. R. R. Gurley, the Col
onization Secretary, is lecturing in the legislative
Hall where this despotic exibition has been made.
Friend of Man.
veloped capacities ot the black man tor improve- a crowd gathered round them. They were the
ment, in favor of his emancipation at the oouth, first 1 had seen of this extraordinary people, corn-
must embody ana speaic jortn, in ciear and ing no one Knows whence, and lvmc no onp
trong language, its united sentiment that slavery knows how, wanderers from their birth, and with
is wrong a Ilagrant violation ot tne ngnts oi n history enveloped in doubt. It was impossible
rprpived to the church, is not fur from six hun
dred. In the boarding school at Hilo, 17 ; in the
Missionary Seminary at Lahamaluna, 8 ; and in
the Female Seminary at Wailuki, 10 ; in nil 35.
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