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THE VOICE OF FREEDOM.
POETRY From the London Court Journal. Sabbath Evening. Closing Sabbath ! all how soon Have thy sacred moments passed ! Scarcely shines the morn, the noon, Ere the evening brings thy last : And another Sabbath flies, Solemn witness ! to the skies. What is the report it bears To the sacred place of God .' Docs it speak of worldly cares, Thoughts which cling to earth's low sod Or has sweet communion shone Through its hours from God alone. Could we hope the day was spent Holily, with constant heart, We might yield it up content, , Knowing, that so soon we paj-t, We should see a better day, Which could never pass away. God of Sabbaths ! Oh forgive, That we use thy gifts so ill ; Teach us daily how to live, That we ever may fulfil All thy gracious love designed, Giving Sabbaths to mankind. From the Christian Reflector. LINES SUGGESTED BY THE RINGING Or A Blue-Bird. Hail, earliest warbler of the spring, From southern climes returned, to sing Upon thy fav'rite tree: 'Tis sweet to hear thy cheerful voic ; Thy music makes my heart rejoice, I love thy melody It seems to say " the winter's o'er, And genial spring is here once more, To cheer and bless the land ; Soon will the hills and vales be seen, Arrayed in robes of lovely green, By the Creator's hand." Thus, when the spirit's quick'ning breath, Dissolves the frost of sin and death In penitential tears, And ransom'd souls begin to sing Hosanna to their heavenly King, With joy the christian hears. His faith, and hope, and love revive When he beholds dead siunerslive Redeem'd by Jesus' blood: And when the buds of grace appear, His faith beholds a harvest near. Of sinners, turn'd to God. MI SO ELLA N JGO U S . Dr. Nelson's Lecture. Thousands of thanks are due to Mrs. Child, for the beautiful description which she has given of Dr. Nelson's Lectures on Slavery, delivered lately at Northampton, Mass. No person in the world but Dr. Nelson could have delivered that lecture, and no other person but Mrs. Child could have de scribed it with the touching simplicity and full jus tice that she has done. As a foil, she has set El liot Cresson with his imposture, at the door ; and we may offer the two as a fair contrast of the two movements. Eman. From the Liberator, March 1. Northampton. Feb. 15. 1S39. Dear Bro. Garrison, Elliot Cresson has re cently been in this region, boasting that he is no paid agent, and striving to win golden opinions Dy rns eloquence and philanthropy. The south cm icsmeiiis hi mis iown almost sunocated nun with hospitality. Slavery and Colonization alway draw towards each other like map-net and steel. Mr. Cresson's first lecture was in the afternoon It was very polite and plausible, ami nothing was said that could not be generally assented to by all descriptions 01 persons, it was in lact merely a tiieatricai narangue upon the Horrors ol the slave trade ; four-fifths of which, he said, was carried on by the citizens of the United States. When these ships came near the coast, a signal-gun was fired and a physician came on board. He examined the cargo, and pointed out such as would not bear acclimating ; straightway thej' were thrown over to the sharks, that were coursing round in expec tation of their customary meal. For all this, and mucn more, uoiomzation was the only etiective remedy. Yet he stated that 200,000 were now annually carried off from Africa, and if this be true, there has been an increase of a hundred thousand a year since they have begun to apply tneir specinc. When it was proposed to appoint a second meeting in the afternoon, he, with great urbanity oi speecn, saia mat experience nad convinced him that meetings were much more- fully attended in the evening. His wish was complied with, and he had quite a large audience. In this second meeting, he launched into considerable invective, and indulged in some jocosity. It seems to have been his practice, in the towns around, to call a meeting in the afternoon, and address a few with pathetic and uncontroverted principles; this an swers for an advertisement to the second meeting in the evening, where a larger audience iniv lis ten to denunciations against English and Ameri can abolitionists. He rails against ' Dan O'Con nell,' calls England ' MotherBritain,' says Geo Thompson was ' a slandering emissary, sent here on purpose to split the American Church, and di vide the American Union,' and declares that ' En 1 1 1 I . . I r- . giana aid not emancipate ner sieves irom motives of benevolence. She did it merely from hatred and jealousy of this country. She wanted to pro mote civil war here, and thus overthrow our bles sed institutions.' This attempt to destroy the moral influence of England, seemed to me almost as wicked as the malicious act of the priest who administered poison in the sacrament. He called the abolitionists ' traitors ;' and said Virginia would have emancipated long ago, if she had not been vexed by their interference. In il lustration of which he told of an old black woman who, overhearing the doctor say she was dying, called out,' Dr. Rush ! Dr. Rush ! I say I won't die now, out o' spite !' To heighten the effect, the orator imitated her voice and manner. I thought to myself, if the contest was between Dr. Rush and the poor dying old woman, it was pretty clear which would carry the point. He said the abo litionists wanted to are-ne the matter with him : but he answered them as Nehemiahdid Sanballat: ' I am doing a great work. Why should the work ceass, whilst I leave it and come down to you ?' He hoped his hearers would do something more than talk and consider; and then with amiable fa cetiousness, he repeated, ' There was a piper had a cow,' &c. But I will not write any more of this, which can neither be new, useful, or entertaining, nis aldress, as usual, abounded in contradiction, which some perceived, and many did not. I have been told that the Colonizationists here feared his efforts would rather tend to injure their cause. A week after he left, Dr. Nelson, tormeriy oi Missouri, came here to raise funds for his Mis sionary College. Before he left, he delivered a lecture on the subject of slavery ; for which he was not paid. He commenced his remarks by stating, that the black and white races were mix ing very fast in the slave Stales. He had been accustomed to hear young men boast so generally of profligate connexions with slaves, that when he was firsUold such attachments would be disgrace ful in the free States, he could not believe it. The gradual lightening of complexions among the slaves was strikingly observable, even within his own recollection, fie knew people, married and settled in the free Slates, who had once been slaves ; but they were so perfectly white, that none suspected their origin. He said when he was surgeon in the army, during the last war, an otneer who messed with mm, one day stepped up to the ranks, and laving his hands on a soldier, said, ' You are my slave !' The man dropped hi knapsack and musket in a moment, and cooked for them during the remainder of the campaign. He was lighter than his master, who happened to have a dark complexion. His astonished comrades would exclaim, ' Why Julius, is it possible you are a slave ? You used to be a very respectable and thriving man in Ohio !' To which the ' chat tel' replied, ' And I mean to be respectable and thriving again before I die. Honesty and indus try will help a man up in the world.' When his master urged that he ought to serve him several years, in consideration of his kindness, and the money he had paid for him, Julius answered, ' Perhnps I may for a little while, master ; but I can't stay long ; freedom is too sweet.' Dr. N. mentioned having conversed with a slave, who said he had run away in obedience to his master's orders. ' My master was always very kind to me,' said he ; ' and when my mistress was first married, she was very kind ; but as her children grew up, the neighbors observed they looked just like me. Then she began to dislike me, and had rne punished often. But the older he grew, the more we looked alike. At last, she said I must be sold to New Orleans. Then my master told me to lie up my clothes and run away.' The inferences deduced from these facts were, that slavery tended to promote a rapid amalgama tion, while freedom checked it ; and that if the admixture of the two races went on in as rapid a ratio as it had done for the last thirty years, it would soon be impossible for us to judge wheth er our citizens were slaves or not, by their com plexion. The speaker next alluded to the strong local at tachments of the colored race. He had frequent ly met emancipated or runaway slaves, who said ' How I do long to go back where I Jived when I was a child ! Ihe climate suits me better ; and more than that, all my friends and relations are there. Oh, if slavery was only abolished, so that we could all be free there, I'd be back quicker than I came. This was intended to show that there was no danger of colored people all flocking to the North, in case ol emancipation, and leaving the bouth without laborers. Dr. N. expressed surprise that lie had been ask ed to lecture in New EnpIand, because he knew so much aoout slavery. ' Why, my dear friends,' said he, ' there are things which the smallest boy in this room knows just as well, p'M'haps better than I can tell him. A dear sister in Christ late ly asked me if I did not think the slaves would cut their master's throats, if they were freed at once. Said I,1 Dear sister, von shall answer that question yourself, if you please. Suppose you were compelled to work without wages, year af ter year told when you might go to bed, and when you must get up what you might eat, and what you might wear should you think it just and right? Suppose your master at last became troubled in conscience, and said, ' I restore your freedom. Forgive the wrong i have done you. Go or stay as you please. Your earnings are henceforth your own. If you are in trouble, come to me and I will be your Inend. JJo you think you should feel like cutting that man's throat? She eagerly replied, ' Oh, no, indeed I should not.' My dear fellow travellers to eternity, these things must be just as plain to you, as they are to rne. 1 lived many years without having a suspicion that there was any thing wrong in holding slaves. Even after I had an interest in Christ, there seem ed to be nothing amiss in it; just as pious people went on making and selling rum, without troub- ing their consciences about it. Oh, that I then could have had faithful christian brethren, to rouse me with the voice of exhortation and rebuke ! 1 should not then have approached the table of our Lord with fingers all dripping with the blood of souls ! I will tell you what first called my atten tion to this subject. My wife came to me one day, and said that Sylva (one of our servants) had told her we had no right to hold our fellow-beings in bondage ; she had worked for us six years, and she thought she had fully paid for herself. I gave some rough answer, and turned away. A few days after, my wife again remarked that Sylva said the holding, of slaves could not be justified by the Bible. Don't mind her'nonsense,' said I. Bye and bye, my wife said, ' Sylva brings argu ments from the Scriptures, which I find it hard to answer.' Well, my friends, the end of it was. that Sylva made an abolitionist of my wife, and my wife made an abolitionist of me. When my feelings were thus roused on the subject, I was anxious to discover some way by which we could benefit the colored race, and best atone for the wrong we had done them. I tho't I discovered this in the Colonization plan ; and for seven or eight years I labored in that cause with as much zeal as I ever felt on any subject. If you ask why I did not, during this time, boldly remon strate with others against the sin of slavery, I must answer, that, in - addition to the natural de pravity of my own heart, I was prevented by the conviction that I was doing enough of my duty by working ior uoionizauon. Alter a time, my views egan to change. 1 will tell you briefly how it happened. If you differ from mz in the inferen ces I draw, I have no controversy with vou, mv brother. Work in your own way. I only tell you what effected a change in my own mind. I had from the very beginning been occasionally pained by remarks L heard. When I recommen ded the scheme to slaveholders, they entered into it warmly, and said they should be right glad to get rid of the free colored people ; they were con vinced such a movement would render their slave property more valuable and secure. These things pained me a little. Still I thought I might do good by labouring for Colonization ; and I did la bour zealously, until the discussion at the North forced upon me the knowledge that the bociety has been working sixteen years to carry off one fortnight's increase of slaves ! Then 1 was dis couraged, and my hands dropped by my side. A visit to the lherokees gave me some thoughts con cerning Colonization as a Missionary enterprize. Many ol the Indians had become converts to Christ ; they had improved in the arts of civilized life ; and there was a light in the eye, always kindled when men begin to think about the soul and its existence in a future life. But the difficul ty was, the same country which sent them mes sengers of the blessed Gospel, likewise sent among them cart-loads of rum. I remembered how missionaries in paran lands dreaded the ar rival of a ship from their own country ; because where there was one sailor the natives of God and the who would lead them into drunkenness and de bauchery. Why, my dear hearers, I should be afraid to take any congregation, in the most moral town even this audience, if you please and set vou all down in the midst of a heathen land, as missionaries there. I should be afraid you would not all be fit lor your work. The lecturer neglected to point the moral ; but he obviously meant to ask, What then can be ex pected of ship-loads of ignorant and degraded slaves, landed on a Pagan shore ? ' After I emancipated all my other slaves,' con tinued he, ' I st.ill held one man in bondage sever al years. He seemed to be incapable of taking care of himself. My friend said it would be wrong to emancipate him ; he was so stupid, he would suffer if he had no master to provide for him, and would soon come upon the county. He certainly did seem very stupid ; so 1 continued to hold him as a slave. But oh, how I bless God that a voice of warning and rebuke reached me from the Free States ! Oh ! 1 expect to sing about it through all eternity ! It led me to ask myself, are you not deceived in thinking you keep this man from mo tives of benevolence ? Is it not the fact that you like well enough to have him to black your boots, and catch your horse ? I called him to me and said, " I give you your freedom. Whatever you earn is your own. If you get sick, or poor, come to me. My house shall always be a home to you." About a year after, I met him riding on a poney. " Well, said 1, " how do you like free dom ?" " Oh, massa, the sweetest thing in all the world ! I've got a hundred silver dollars stowed sway in a box !" The last time I talked with him he had laid 1-y six hundred dollars. If you let a man have the management ol his own con cerns, though he is stupid, he will brighten up a little. ' When I was three or four yeats old, I could say offall the alphabet, and spell some small words; but it was soon discovered that I had learnt all this by rote, and did not know one of the letters by sight. 1 was taken from school, and one of my fa ther's young slaves became my principal teacher, He would lead me out under a shady tree, and try to impress the letters on my mind, by saying, ' That's great O, like the horse-collar ; that's H, like the garden gate, that's little g, like your fath er's spectacles.' He was much brighter than I was, but I was sent to college, and he was sent in to the cornfield. He became dull, and I dare say if I could now find him, somewhere in Alabama, I should find him stupid and ignorant. Yet if he had gone to school and college along-sido of me, he would have been as much superior to me as I am now superior to him. ' I have been asked concerning the religious in struction of slaves ; and I feel safe in answering, that in general it amounts to little or nothing. Hundreds and thousands never heard- of a Sa viour ; and of those who are familiar with his name, few have any comprehension of its mean' ing. I remember one grey-headed negro, with whom I tried to talk concerning his immortal soul I pointed to tho hills, and told him God made them. He said he did not believe any body made the hills. When I asked him about Jesus Christ, I found he had heard his name, but thought he was son of the Governor of Kentucky. One of my pious Presbyterian brothers charged me with being too severe upon him. He said he certainly did instruct his people , he did not sutler them to grow up in heathen ignorance. I soon after asked one of his slaves if he could tell how many Gods there were. " Oh yes, massa ; there are two Gods." ' Being asked concerning the treatment of slaves, Dr. N. said, ' I have not attempted to harrow your feelings with stories of cruelty. I will, however, mention one or two among the many incidents that came under my observation as family physician. I was one day dressing a blister, and the mistress of the house sent a little black girl into the kitch en to bring ine some warm water, tbhe nrobablv a of their worship of Diana to whip boys at her al tar, until their sides were worn so thin, they could see their bowels ; and their parents were not per mitted to weep while they witnessed this cruel operation. When the apostle Paul came among them, he lifted up his voice against their Pagan rites, and told them their Gods were made by the hands of men. Then they all began to scream, ' Great is Diana of the Ephesians !' Some good people hearing the uproar, might have said, ' See how Paul puts back the cause of Christianity ! None of the other apostles will dare to come here to preach. Paul himself had to run !' Yet what was the result ? The images of Diana were final ly overthrown, and Christ was worshipped in her stead. Just so it will be with the slaveholders. They scream, besause they feel the sharD rjoints that would speak to of truth prick their consciences : but thev can't Bible, there were six stand there and scream forever. The nostmnstprs then the numerous assembly dispersed, and, strange to tell, there was not a sigh of gnei or a tearj ot sorrow as they lelt the burial scene ol the old faithful hand-maid of slavery. An eve witness. Liberator. may try to shut out mlormation; but it is like piling up a bar of sand across a rushing river Let the broad stream roll on, and it will soon car ry the sand before it. Iam glad of organized ab olition, because 1 believe that over all the din some portion of truth even now reaches the slaveholder's conscience. Already, many have learned that every thing is safe and prosperous in the British West Indies, and that property is fast rising in value there ; more will learn it soon. I hear of one acquaintance after another, who be . 1 1 . 1 1 1 1 1 gins to ieei uneasy aDout Holding numan beings in bondage. Members of my former church in Kentucky beg me to print more letters about sla very ; and when I tell them the postmaster will destroy them, they answer, 4 Then seal them up in the form of letters ; we are willing to pay the postage.', Already it is observable that professors of religion are afraid to sell their slaves. This shows that the wedge has entered. It will enter deeper yet. ' Am I asked what is the remedy for slavery ? I can only answer, that I have known very many emancipated slaves ; ana 1 have never known or heard of one instance where freedom did not make them more intelligent, industrious and faith ful to their employers. Their grateful affection for their old master and mistress almost amounts to worship. They seem ready to kiss the very ground tney treaa on. ine plan 1 propose is, that each and every slaveholder try this blessed experiment. But some inquire, ought they not to be compensated for their properly ? Sylva said she had paid all she cost me, when she had work ed lor us six years ; and she said truly. Now a large proportion of slaves have been held three and four times as long ; and of course have paid tor themselves three or lour times over ' What is the duty of christians at the North ? Dear fellow travellers to eternity, need I remind you that Jesus has said, inasmuch as we neglect the least of his brethren, we neglect him ? Jesus is the Brother, as well as the Redeemer of th human race. If you neglect the poor slave when ne lies in prison, sick, hungry, and naked, how will you answer for it at the judgment seat ? Surely it is a solemn duty for christians at the North to rebuke and persuade christians at the South, with all affection, but still with all faithful ness and perseverance. ' I have stated what I myself have seen and known in Kentucky, Missouri, Virginia, and Ten nessee. To illustrate each point, I have selected one or two instances where I might relate a thou sand. If any man doubts my evidence, I think I could convince him of its truth if he would travel with me in the states where I have resided.' This is a hasty abstract of Dr. Nelson's lecture; but I believe it is correct. The audience appar ently listened with a great degree of interest. These anecdotes of things personally known to the lecturer are excellent illustrations of principles, and are highly attractive. I have often wished that James G. Birney and Angelina E. Grimke made more free use of them. Yours truly, L. M. Child Slavery "in its Mildest Form!" We have the testimony of Mr. Clav. in his speech, that the slavery existing in the District of Columbia, is of the MILDEST kind. We are opportunely furnished with a recent illustration of that mildness. It must have been exibited within two or three days of the time when Mr. Clay was speaking, and within a few rods of the same spot. See the last paragraph of tho following: From the Friend of Man. Peterboro, Feb. 15, 1839. Mr. Goodell, A friend of mine writes me from the city of Washington, 7th inst. Below is an extract from his letter. Yours, &c. Gerrit Smith. " I never witnessed a more revolting spectacle than while at the Capital of the old Dominion (Richmond), where for the first time I saw a sale of human beings. A noble looking black man (warranted sound) sold to the highest bidder at $950 : the next a female about 35 years old with a projection of the head occasioned by a fracture of the scull (unsound) commenced at $305 : sold at $310 the next about 30 years old. said to be sound, though she said one arm was lame. It was enlarged : but the crier said she was warrented sound commenced at $250, sold at $475. Then came to the stand a stately looking man about 28 years old. Says the crier, " who will start this man at $1000?" Soon $900 were bid, 910, 913, 915 and he was struck off. Last Saturday 30 men coupled in CHAINS were DRIVEN past the CAPITOL (in WASH INGTON) for Baltimore, to be shipped South to gether with about 20 women, who were carried like sheep in a Pennsylvania wagon. Yesterday I witnessed an exemplification of the spirit of slavery. While standing in the gallery of the House of Representatives I asked a gentlemanly looking man to point out to me Mr. Slade of Ver mont. He looked, and said, ' There he is, he is one of those abolitionists. If I could have my wish, I would see him burn in hell without dying.' Mr. S. is a man of very fine and gentlemanly ap pearance." mistook the message : for she returned with owl full of boiling water ; which her mistress no sooner perceived, than she thrust her hand into it, and held it there till it was half cooked. I remember a young lady who played well on the piano, and was ready to weep over any ficti tious tale of suflermg. 1 was present when one of her slaves lay on the floor in a high fever, and we fc-ared she might not recover, i saw that la dy stamp upon her with her feet ; and the only remark her mother made, was, ' I am afraid Eve lina is too mtich prejudiced against poor Mary.' - ' My hearers, you must not form too harsh a judgment concerning individuals who give way to such bursts of passion. None ot you can calculate what would be the effects on your own temper, if you were long accustomed to arbitrary power, and hourly vexed with slovenly, lazy, and disobe dient slaves. If sent on an errand, they would be sure to let the cattle into the cornfield ; if they gave the horse his oats, they would be sure to leave the peck measure where it would be kicked to pieces. Such is the irritating nature of slave service. ' I am asked whether Anti-Slavery does not tend to put back emancipation. Perhaps there is less said about it in Kentucky, than there was a few years ago ; but the question seems to be this; in answer to my arguments, slaveholders reply, ' Why, Christian ministers and members of chur ches at the North, say they do not think slavery is so entirely wrong. iNow, they certainly have a belter chance to form an impartial judgment than we have. lhis operates like a dose ol lau danum to the conscience ; but tho effects are dnily growing weaker. I do not know how it Is, but there seems to be a class at the North, much more ready to apologize for slavery, than the majority of the slaveholders themselves. Much is still said about the excitement produc ed. For the sake of the little boys here, I will il lustrate this by an example. The Greeks were a cultivated and refined people ; but it was a part Colonization Colonized. Andover, Feb. 27th, 1839. You are well aware that about three month since, Elliot Cresson lectured in this place on th subject of Colonization, or African missions, as he very modestly calls it, in order to palm off th wiciced scneme upon the public. As you nave published some account of the gentleman's lee tures here, I will not give any account of them but will simply say, that quite a number of hi hearers were converted to abolition. On the evenings of the 13th, 14th and 15th inst. Mr. Stanton lectured in the Methodist meet ing house, of this place, to large assemblies. On the first evening, he spoke with great, power and eiiect in Denait oi our cause, ine remaining two lectures were against colonization. He took up the main arguments advanced by Mr. Cresson who is acknowledged to be the body and soul o colonization, and swept them all overboard with the invincible weapon of truth, which is mighty through Uod to the pulling down ol strong holds, Last Sabbath, the Rev. Mr. Binney, pastor of the ivielhodist church, gave notice to his congregation, that there would be a lecture on colonization, in reply to Mr. Stanton s lectures, next Tuesday ev ening, in his house. Mr. Binney said that he gave out the notice, both in accordance with his own wishes, and by the request of some of his people. Alter the meeting closed, some of the promt nent male members ot his church being very much surprised that such, a notice was given out, as all the members of his church were abolition ists, inquired ol their pastor, who was going to lecture, and what was to be the character of it. No definite reply was given to their inquiries. Public notice ol the lecture was also given to the students in the Theological Seminary, informa tion was circulated into different parts of the town, but all of no avail. Now comes the sequel.- Tuesday evening came. Mr. Binney ap peared in his pulpit, as the lecturer in behalf of the expatriation scheme. Ihe large and commo dious house was well lighted up for the occasion. After sitting in his pulpit three-quarters of an hour, waiting very impatiently for a congregation to fill the vacant seats, he arose, and stated to his audience (which was composed of the very large number of 22 individuals, all abolitionists, save one or two,) that he was placed in very peculiar circumstances, and that it would be very embar rassing for him to address so few; but said he would go on with his lecture if they desired it. He paused for a reply, but none was given, Mr. B. then requested those who wished to have the lecture adjourned to make it manifest. Two abo litionists and one colonizationist voted for an ad journment. Ihe very much mortified champion Talent and Industry. More is to be expected from laborious mediocri ty than from the erratic efforts of a wayward ge nius. There may be a harlequin in mind as well as in body ; and I always consider him to have been of this character, who boasted that he could throw off a hundred verses while standing on one leg: it is not to such a source as this we are in debted for good poetry. Demosthenes elaborated sentence and sentence, and Newton rose to the heavens by the steps of geometry, and said at the close of his career that it was only in the habit of patient thinking he was conscious .. of differing from other men. It is generally thought that men are signalized more by talent than by industry ; it is felt to be a vulgarizing of genius not to attribute it to inspiration from heaven ; they overlook the steady and persevering devotion of mind to one subject. There are higher and lower walks in scholarship ; but the highest is a wr-.lk of labor. We are often led into a contrary opinion, by look ing at the magnitude of the object in its finished state ; such as the Principia of Newton, and the pyramids of Egypt ; without reflecting on the gradual, continuous, I had almost said creeping progress, by which they grew into objects of the greatest magnificence in the literary and physical world. In the one case, indeed, we may fancy the chisel which wro't each successive stone; but in the other we cannot trace the process by which the philosopher was raised from one landingplace to another, till he seated to his towering elevation: it seems as if the work was produced at the bid ding of a magician. But Newton has left as a legacy the assurance, that he did not attain his el evation by dint of a heaven-born inspiration, out of the reach of many, but by dint of a homely, vir tue within the reach of all. Chalmers. A. S. Convention. At the meeting in Au gusta, a consultation was held and some prelimina ry steps were taken for calling a Congregational Convention on the subject of slavery. The movement is a very important one, and we hope it will not lail to be carried into etlect. Hy the Eastern Baptist, we perceive that our Baptist brethren are making similar preparations. Ade. of Freedom. N. Y. Young Men's Bible Society. This efficient institution distributed, or caused to be dis tributed, in the vear 1838, 4070 Bibles and 12,116 Testaments, total, 16.1S6. Cost $4037 55. 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. 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