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THE Vt) ICE OF FREEDOM.
POETRY
From the Mass. Abolitionist.
The Chain.
Is it his daily toil that wrings.
From tho slave's bosom, that Jeep sigh
Is it niggard fare that brings
That fear into his down-cast eye I
O, no : by toil and humble fare
Earth's sons their strength their glory gain.
It is because the slave must' wear
His chain.
Is it the sweat, fiom every pore
That starts, and glistens in the sun, i
As the young cotton bending o'er
His naked back it fulls upon T
Is it those drops that from his breast,
Into the thirsty furrows fall.
That scalds his soul deny him rest.
And turn his cup of liCs to gall
No : for, that man with sweating brow
Shall eat his bread doth God ordain. .
That the slave's spirit doth not bow ;
It is his chaiv..
li it that scorching sand and kic
Upon his velvet sis in have set
A hue, admitted in Beauty's eyes.
On Genoa's silks, or polished jet ?
No : for his color was his pride.
When roaming o'er his native' plains :
That hue, even here, can he abide,
But not his chain.
Nor is it that his back and limbs
Are scored with many a gash,
That his heart bleeds, and his brain swims,
And the Man dies beneath the lash.
For Baal's priests, on Carmel's slope,
Themselves with knives and lancets scored.
Till the blood spirted in the hope
That he would hear whom they adored.
And Christian Flagellants, their backs,
All naked, to the scourge have given ;
And Martyrs to their stakes and racks
Have gone, of choice, in hope of Heaven.
For here there was an inwaid Will !
Here spake the Spirit, upwards tending ;
And, on the cloud-girt bosom still,
Hope threw her rainbow, heavenward bending.
But Will and Hope hath not the slave,
I lis bleeding spirit to sustain :
No ; he must drag on, to the grave,
His chain.
M ISC EL L ANEOUS.
Responsibility of lini.?tcr.
The following sentiments of President Green,
at the late meeting' of the Connecticut Anti-slavery
Society, are furnished by a correspondent from
notes taken at the time they were delivered. It is
not supposed that the exact language is given ; but
the ideas conveyed, we believe, are correct. The
remarks were made in support of the following
resolution :
" Resolved, That we regard the Christian min
ister as the Heaven commissioned advocate and
the Church as the devinely appointed refuge of
the enslaved ; and while acting in their appro
priate character are entitled to confidence and sup
port of the patriot, philanthropist and believer,"
The responsibility of purifying public senti
ment thro' the truth, depends, in a great degree, on
ministers of the gospel-they are to enlighen the un
derstanding, by some appropriate way, expressing
their feelings and the truth. I
All admit that evils of the greatest .magnitude
are connected with the system of slavery. The
most insufferable insults and crushing injuries
ore essentially and vitallv connected with the
system : vea, the bet t and immortal interest of
our fellow men and conimunites are involvet!
Yet how often the question is raised, " What have
we to do with the system ? What have ministers
to do with it ?"
Do they love the truth? Who ever heard of n
ministers shrinking from the investigation of
truth ?
It is said the subject is exceedingly delicate and
embarrassing. What is embarrassing ? A regard
for God and the truth never enibarasses the nun
ister. Imperious, headlong passion usurps, gngs
and controls the church and minister, and whenev
er this is the case, must not the church sink deep
er and deeper in corruption and degredation ?
lust in. proportion as the community is controled
bv passion, it must be corrupt and degraded. Pas
sion goads its victim from one excess to another
it never slumbers it clings to its victim with a
death grasp, and1 just in proportion as it influences
.1 1 . ' ' . . I.
anu gags me cnrisiian minister, inc community
must suffer. Therefore, for the welfare of the
church, I must plead with ministers that they
will plead the cause of the poor and needy, and
our oppressed brethren and fellow countrymen.
On them devolves a fearful responsibility in this
matter. To correct public sentiment and moral
purity, law is indebted for life and authority. Who
is resnonsible for this moral senX in men ? Who
is to awaken in them a hearty love for law ? -the
messengers of truth those whose province it is to
lift up their voices like a trumpet, and cry, " thus
saith the Lord." If ministers sleep at their posts
are "dumb" whatever laws are made, they are
a dead letter inert-for the want of sufficiently
energetic public sentiment to enforce them. There
must be a correct public sense to give life to law,
or it is null and void.
Those then who are placed over the public mor
als, to guard them, to purify and keep ihem, are
responsible for the political action of the people ;
for they mould the morals which govern men at
the polls; and unless proper moral religious in
struction be plainly and pointedly incu.loa.ted, eve
ry good law will be a dead thing.
If you have a pro-slavery, lax, timeserving man
in tha pulpit, who is influenced by a selfish- stag
gering policy, it is useless to send in petitions to
vour .legislature, or pass laws in yonder State
House. .
The pulpit is responsible fonts influence rii tins
great christian and philanthropic cause,
Whenever we meet with violence, and moboera
cy prevails to prevent the cause of our down-trodden
nnd enslaved fellow-men being plead, the Ameri
can pulpit is responsible for it. They may plead
" ignorance," (" want of light,") " indifference,"
" invasion of rights," as much as they please ; yet
God will put his hand on that man, and maie mm
answer for it at his bar ! I repeat : the Ameri
can church is responsible for the violence manifest
ed towards those who would plead the cause of the
dumb and the oppressed !
The immediate actors in mobs know little, and
think less, of the cause they would linch down.
They look to those men who create public senti
ment for an expression of opinion and a governing
imjiTilsc, and from such men they receive an im
pulse, which is to liiicli or net peaceably. When
they hear men laying claim to respectability say-ino-that
" those fanatics" "turners of the world
upside-down" " nrnalgamalionists" " disturbers
of the Church" "contemners of public sentiment,"
ought "to be linched" "tarred and feathered"
'blown up with gunpowder," &c, Sec, they are
ready to put the sentence in execution.
1 here is nu awlu! responsibility resting on those
who have the training of youth. Out of regard to
their own influence and reputation, I would urge
ministers, and parents, and gardians, to do what
their duty toward God and man requires of them.
When any man has got to protect his reputation
unless he lets it go, he can do no more good. There
is nothing more certain. Many think that, in or
der that they may have an influence, they must
guard their reputation. Such influence is like
that ot a thing, t?iftuenced like dean Jitit in the float
ing current of a stream.
What is the language in siage coaches rof-pect-
ing such men ? " Dr. li. is under our control"
" he has cot to look out, or we shall set him adrift ;"
and by such unprincipled men he is controlled.
He keeps his eyes open when in the pulpit, to see
how his sermon suits Judge A. or Gen. SI. and is
very careful that the people of his parish are not
excited, he is all the time contriving how he
hall retain his influence !
But, he mistakes. lie has no influence. Mow
does a man acquire a reputation and influence ?
By taking principles for the basis, and truth for
strength of character. Strength of character al
ways depends on the warmth with which principle
is advocated. Principle must sustain us, and not
we sustain principle ; and the moment a minister
loosens his hand.? from his fistenings, that moment
he loses his influence. Suppose he has violence
shown to him, because he agitates the stagnant
waters to be hurled about in the vortex, to be made
to see and feel the wickedness of the world. He
experiences no new tiling ! If he is violently dealt
with, properly confiscated, and he persecuted and
made to flee from city to city, what of all that ? Is
not apathy broken up, and has be not in conse
quence the sympathies of a thousand hearts?
What has he to fear about loosing his influence ?
How was it with the martyrs, the apostles, the
LorJ Jesus Christ.? Did they loose their influ
ence by standing; firmly, and pleading the cause of
crushed huinai.i y ? No! their influence was so
great that wicked men wished to rid their land of it ;
and thus it would be with D. D'sa;id ministers at I
the present time, if they were not occupied in pro
tecting their charm t :rs, while they should be de
fending and preaching the truth. They have for
gotten the old maxim, (or engaged in a war before
counting the cost,) ' that theblood of the martyrs is
the sce.l of tho climvh.' When one is put to death.
seven others spring out of his ashes. Shall they
bear free colored folks going mi their own hook.
just to inquire beforehand whether those they see
in tne caDins are passengers on incir own account
Mass. Abolitionist.
" I tell you what, Mr., if yon don't stop this'ere
discussion, they'll tighten the cords .and split the
Union ( Uld scarecrow.
" Draw the cords of slavery closer !" Let them
draw them closer another strain will snap them
asunder. They are incapable of being drawn
closer, lne bouth deny the lact, moreover. 1 Hey
say, some of them, that they shall have to, if the
abolitionists don t stop discussion. V ell, let them
They won't long have any such cords to draw.
They threaten to relax certain cords, that used to
bind them and the lubber' Jo Bunker North to
gether, called ' the Union.' They say they'll
dissolve that, if we dont lock up our speech. And
it scares our dougli-Iaceu editors as a hawk scares
young turkeys. Dissove the Union ! We have
no Union. The Constitution is torn to rags by
them. A New Hampshire citizen can't go to their
Sodoniitish shores, but ho must be seized by the
myrmidons of slavery anu shut up in prison ! And
a New Ilampsnire editors cringe to the violation
and say they have a right to do it, and will
do it, if the incendiaries here don't stop talking
about slavery. Base betrayers of their sen
tinel trust ! If the northern press were not slave
jaded and debased below southern contempt, it
would teach these insolent soul-mongers a whole
some lesson in this behalf. The New Hampshire
press ought to roar with oie incessant thunder
peal, like the White Hill tempest, at this daring
violation of Northern liberty. But it is coward
and craven crestfallen. 'It does not dream of
honor or liberty. Herald of 1'rccdom.
" Anvdga:nations .'" The wl.o'e South is a
muck heap of amalgamation. It has bleached the
honest African color quite out and has substituted
in it.-? place the uncomely, illegitimate, bastard hue
ol the 'peculiar institution. Slavery robs the
pjor slave of his ancestral slave color. It has in
fused into the original kidnapped stock, such a
portion of Anglo Saxon republicanism, that when
it advertises its fugitives, it has to rely on their
distinguishing cuts, harts, and scars so lacking
are they in cilor. The nota bene admonishes the
country thai they would otherwise pass Unfne
men, they are so white. lb.
lose their influence by pleading for down-trodden
humanity?
I despair of success in this glorious warfare
until ministers, the conservatives of public morals,
will not only say," we are abolitionists," but will
open their lips and cry aloud for the dumb, the
down-trodden our imbruted, outraged fellow crea
tures. Their redemption drawelh nigh, the en
slaved shall go free, and lift up their disenthralled
hands, and God shall have the praise. -Charier Oak.
A (Question in Morals.
We were amused and instructed by a discus
sion on board the steam boat, as we came from
New York to Providence. The occasion was this.
A gentleman secured throe berths in the ladies'
cabin for three colored ladies who were returning
from the Women's Convention in Philadelphia.
All went on pleasantly till we were passing up the
Narnigansett, when, all the ladies being dressed,
and ready to laud, tome of them discovered not
that the ladies were colore:!, for that Uiey knew at
first, and submitted quietly to their presence, hut
that they were not servants '. The ex post facto
complaints of ollended dignity were carried to the
captain. Ho listened graciously and undertook to
redress their grievaricies, as fur as in him lay, by
reprimanding the gentleman who, without stating
that the ladies were colored, hail taken the berths,
Allho' there was nothing required in the printed
regulations ol the boat, the captain contended, that
the gentleman ought in deference to the it ell known
custom and prejudice of the community, to have
made known the color of the ladies. 1 he question
was thus made quite narrow. The ladies were
not personally disagreeable no rule of the boat
was violated nothing save sheer prefudiee wa
offended. The question which arose, nnd which
was busily discussed the remainder of the voyage,
t . , I. I I ,'!
was simply tins , wnetner a prejudice winch no
one dared to justify had not a right to be gratifie
by the whole truth in the case ? Whether the
gentleman who took the berths ought not honestly
to have told the whole story and thus let Ins pro
tegees be voted out of the cabin? So far as the
counting of rinses could decide, the question went
in favor of the rights of prejudice by a considerable
.majoitty, I no amount ol the decision is, that
Aladam Prejudice, who has no right to a passage
on board herself, shall have the pedigree of the
passengers submitted to her inspection beforehand,
and if she finds any with ungenteel blood in their
genealogy, out they shall pack. Deceived she
must not be, by any suppression ol facts. 1 he
naughty and immoral trick that was played upon
her in " The Slassachusctts" that night, reminds
us of one that was played upon the man who had
a mortal aversion to the terrapin (sometimes
called " mud-turtle") as an article of food. Din
ing on what he IikedAcst at the tabic d'hote of a
ountry inn, after helping himself powerfully from
a certivin platter, ho cried, " Landlord, your veal
is excellent and. cooked hrst rate tender as a
chicken ; -how in nater do you make it so good ?"
" That," replied the host, " that which you have
been eating w stewed turtle" w Heavens," re
joined tho the thunderstruck guest, "why did'nt
you tell me that belore, I would nt have eaten U
Pd a known it for all the wourhU Why the crea
ture never dies I can feci him crawl down here
now !
" Right to Ixtefeke." " Is humanity a local
feeling? Does sympathy stop at a frontier?
Does the heart shrink and harden as'it approxim
ates an imaginary line on the earth's surface ? Is
moral indignation moved only by crimes perpetra
ted under our own eyes? lias duty no work to
do beyond our native land ? Does man cease to
be a brother, by living in another state ? Is liber
ty nothing to us, cloven down at a little distance?
Christianity teaches different lessons. Its spirit
is uuconfined love. One of its grandest truths is
human brotherhood. Under its impulses, Chris
tians send the preacher of the cross to distant
countries, to war with deep-rooted institutions
I he spiritual ties, which bind all men together,
were not woven by human policy, nor can state.'
men sunder them!"
" The position is fal.-e, that nation has no right
to mtcfere morally with nation. Every community
is responsioie to other communities lorits law:
habits, and character; not responsible in the sense
of being liable to physical punishment and force, but
in the sense of just exposure to reprobation nnd
scorn ; ana tins moral control communities are
bound to exercise over each other, and must exer
cise over each other, and exercise it more and
more in proportion to the spread of intelligence
and civilization. The world is governed much
more by opinion than by laws. It is not the judg
ment of courts, but the moral judgment of individ
uals and masses of men, which is the chief wa
of defence around properly and life. With the
progress of society, this power of opinion is taking
the place ol arms. Kniers arc more and more
anxious to stand acquitted before their peers nnd
the human race. National honor, once in the
keeping of the soldier, is understood more and
more to rest on the character of nations. In this
state of the world, all attempts of the slavehol
der to put to silence the condemning voice of
man, whether far or near, are vain." Dr. Chan-niii".
and enterprise have raised him prominently before
the eyes of the world, and whose ambition probab
ly looks to the re-establishment of the ancient Ara
bian Empire, and the making of himself the suc
cessor of the Caliphs of Bagdad, is about to eman
cipate the hereditary bondmen of Egypt, and
break up forever .the slave-markets of Cairo and
Alexandria where for two thousand years the
lash has ken plied, and the fetter riveted, where
lust has purchased indulgence, and pride and
luxury the love of power, and brutal avarice rioted
unchecked upon the miserable slave ! The be
nevolent exertions of Dr. John Bowring, of En
gland, have, no doubt, greatly contributed to this
result. During the past year he has had several
interviews with tho Pasha on the subject of sla
very. Egyi't. We have received the following from
a correspondent nt Cairo, dated the 26th tilt :
" The Pasha of Egypt has declared to Colonel
Camp! ell his intention to abolish slavery immedi
ately in all the countries subject to his authority."
ihis declaration lias given universal satisfac
tion to the Europeans in this City. The Pasha
speaks with great exultation of the moral nnd po
litical eflects ot Ins visit to ISubia and Abysjnia
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Not having timo nt present to settle the steam
boat cose, we advise all the anglo-saxons who can't
Gerrit Smith, Esq., has in press a Review ol
Henry Clay's Pro-Slavery Speech. The Ken
tucky Orator and his eulogists are in a fair way
'o discover that abolitionism is not quite annihila
ted by the onslaught of the " Great Pacificator."
For Henry Clay's sake, for the sake of his reputa
tion at home and abroad, for the sake of his fair
fame with posterity, we regret that he ever deliv
ered this speech that he should ever have thrown
H is early principles and his early integrity nn off
ering upon the altar of slavery. Of its influence
upon the anti-slavery cause we have never had
any fears. We knew that it must give a new
impulse to discussion, and that discussion would
elicit truth. And if in the conflict of mind with
mind which we were persuaded would ensue, theJ
champion of the slavery party should be over
thrown, it would be to bis adherents as v th the
Philistines when the Giant of Gath was slain.
We have ho doubts of the result. Senator Morris.
Charles Hammond, Esq., Dr. Channing, each in
his turn has reviewed the speech of the Kentucky
Senator, each with distinguished ability, and in the
estimation of many of .Mr. Clay's warm adherents
even, with triumphant success. Gerrit Smith,
with his calm eloquence and iron-linked argument,
is about to follow. The rrfnre the belter. Dis
cussion is what we want, and when the slavehol
ders consent to meet us on that ground, it is time
lor us to tnank God and take courage. Christian
Witness.
Gagging in the Sabbath School. A friend in
forms us that not long since, in a village in Onei
da county, situated on the Saunuoit Creek, a su
perintendent of a Sabbath School was explaining
the passage of Scripture which speaks ol the
"thirty nieces of silver" for which Christ was
sold, and when stating from Dr. Clarke on that
passage that it was " the price of a slave," he was
ordered to be silent, as it was nothing mon? nor
less than a species of abolition. -rrZion's Watchman.
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board, with single rooms if desired, on reasonable
terms. A. CARTER.
Montpelicr Village, Jan. 5, 1839. l:lf.
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and bowels. Yours, &c. I. N. SPi?AGUE.
The following Letter, just received, illustrates in an in
teresting manner, the applicability of this medicine in Tu
mors and scrofulous swellings, and is another evidence of
its effects as an alternative, in changing the action of the
glandular and absorbent systems, and in renovating the
constitution impaired by protracted disease ; although in
some cases it may take considerable time (as it does for all
remedies which operate as alternatives) to produce its full
and complete effects.
The accompanying remarks of Messrs. Chcsebrough &
Leonard, will show that the statement of Mr. Vredenburgh
s entitled to our full confidence and is without exaggera
tion. JioME, April 27th, 1839.
G. R. Phelps, M. D. Dear Sir Herewith we send
you the statement of Mr. Andrew Vredenburgh, a very
respectable farmer of this town. His case is considered a
very remarkable one, and his statements may be relied up
on with the utmost confidence.
Your Pills have fully established themselves in this vi
cinity : and the demand for them is constantly increasing.
If desirable, we can send you several other certificates of
cures effected bv the use of vour Pills.
We remain yours, &e.
Chesebrough & Leonard.
AfiENTS,
Brandon, Dr Hale.
Jamaica, L Mcrrificld, Esq.
Hubbardton, WC Denison.
JVorwich, Sylvester Morris.
Hartford, Geo. Udall, Esq.
Tunbridge, Hcrycv Trncy.
Strafford, V Sanborn, Esq.
Barnet, L P Parks, Esq.
Morristnum,llev S Robinson
Morrisvillf, LI' Poland, Esq.
Cornwall, U F Haskell.
Craftsbury, W J Hastings.
Westford, R Farnsworth.
Essex, Dr J W Emerv.
Uunderhill, Rev E B Baxter.
Barnard, Rev T Gordon.
East Barnard, W Leonard.
Walden, Perlcy Foster.
Starksboro', Joel Battev.
St, Albans, E L Jones, Ecq.
Rutland, R R Thrall, Esq.
Royalton, Bcla Hall, C C
Carter.
Danville, M Carpenter,
(Hover, Vt Hates.
St. Johnsburu, Rev J Morse,
Middlebury, M D Gordon,
Cambridge, Martin Wires.
Bristol, Joseph Otis.
Hincsbttrgh, John Allen.
Derby, Dr Richmond.
Perkinsvillt, W M Guilford
Brookficld, D Kingsbury Esq
Randolph, C Carpenter," Esq.
East Bethel, E Fowler, Esq.
H'aterbury, L Hutchins,Esq
E S Newcomb,
H'aitsfield, Col Skinner,
.Morctown, Moses Spofford.
Warren, F A Wright, Esq.
Water ford, R C Benton, Esq
East Roxbury, S Ruggles.
Fcrrisburgh, R T Robinson.
Vergennes, J E Roberts.
Westfield, O Winslow, Esq.
Corinth, Insley Dow.
Wilhamstown, J C Farnam.
Chester, J Stedman, Esq.
Springfield, Noah SalTord.
Franklin, Geo S Gale.
Watcrville, Moses Fisk, Esq.
Hydepark, Jotliam Wilson,
Elmore, Abel Cnmn, Esq.
Hinesburgh, W Dean
Burlington, G A Allen, Esq,
.Montgomery, J Martin.
Lincoln, Benj Tabor.
Calais, Rev. Benj. Pago.
'Sudbury, W A Williams
romfret, Nathan 8now
Second Litter from Dr. Eaton, dated Brookfield, Ms.
March 29, 1839.
Dr. Phelps Dear Sir Your Pills are in ercatdemand;
I have but a few on hand : no one who has taken them but
are perfectly satisfied with their beneficial eflects in remov
ing disease, however lone standing. I shall be at Hart
ford about the 15th of next month, and I will bring with
me a number of certificates from persons of the first res
pectability, of cures which they have performed, soma
ten, twelve and of twenty years standing. The one last
mentioned is a Mr. Luther Stowell of South Brookfield
who has had a carious ulcer of a most formidable kind and
has never been one day without bandaging his leg from ths
foot to the knee. His certificate I shall bring with m.
Please send me six dozen boxes more, on the receipt of
this, and oblige, Yours, &c.
J. E, Eaton.
ICJFor a full account of this most interesting discove-,
ry, testimonials, mode of operations, &c, see pamphlets,
which may be had gratis of all who sell these Pills.
None are genuine without the written signature of G,
R. Phelps, M. D., sole proprietor, Hartford. Conn.
CAUTION. The unprecedented popularity of these.
Pills has induced several persons to prefix tho name of To
mato PilU to their various preparations, evidently with tha
intention of deceiving these enquiring for Phelps' Tomato.
Pills. The Public cannot be too cautious to avoid all these.
anomalous Tomato Pills' and Extracts of Tomato, nor
too particular to observe that the original and only genuine
Compound Tomato Pills, are signed by the Proprietor,
G. R. PHEIJ5, M. D., Hartford, Conn.
JCF-QRDERS directed to SILAS BURBANK, Jr., or
G. W. BARKER, Montpclier, Vt. General Agenst for
Washington, Orange, Caleoonia, Essex, Orleans, FianVlin
Lamoille, Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties, will ba
promptly attended to.
IULL SHAFTOED Riding Saddles a new article and
superior to any hefore offered for sale in this vicini
ty. Also 2 doi. Common do. manufactured from first
rate Philadelphia Skirting, and bv sn experienced work
man, for sale by CUTLER & JOHNSON.
Montpelier, April 27th, 1839.

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