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YOICE WM.M IWTBfnsM i i E. A. ALLEN, Publishes, Published under the sanction of the Vermont Anti-Slavery Society. C. L. KNAPP Editor . . . i . i VOLUME I. BIOXTPELIIJil, yUUITItJft'T, JttECfflJKEit 28, 1S39. UJ2 ESEEt 52. We have rend, and doubt not our readers will peruse, with lively interest, the following Letter from an American n London to the Editor of the Emancipator. From the Emancipator. From our Loudon Correspondent. London, November 15ih, 1S39, and a niche in the temple of liberty, and a nation's glory, as to their military and naval heroes. In the Council chamber in "the city of London, the busts of Granville Sharp, Wellington and Nelson, have long; stood as the presiding geniuses of the place; I was present a few days since, when, for the liret tune, the decant bust ol Clarkson, still living, was placed on its marble pedestal upon the lelt side ot the Lord Mayors chair, and listened to the remarks which were dictated on the occa sion. It was a scene of thrilling interest, and spoke understanding respecting the views of Englishmen on the grave quslion of personal rights and personal liberty. With my colleague in labor I was called to the bar, just at this time, while the paper which we had submitted to this honorable body respecting slavery, was attentive Dsir Brother, The Emancipator of October 3d, has just arrived, doubly interesting while I nm in a land of strangers, and the faithful herald of the moral and religious character of my coun try, for whatever else is true, or mav have been true in former years, I now consider it to be an b' rea" n,)d" a prompt and respectful response was L0od mcn and will secure their prayers and co- unqucstionable tact, mat tne manner in which my remrneu. operation. I know not the details ot this noble countrymen ana countrywomen treat the slave mat portion oi tne ijngnsn people wno in ar!(j philanthropic movement. But its protector: question, is the certain index of character. Let fact constitute the strength and stability of the .,nc ad vqcrtieS are men of known wisdom, and tal- The third class of Anti-slavery men in England, select Africa as a promising field of operation, and design to introduce directly into it though not on the plan of American colonization, of which I be lieve they entertain an abiding disgust the real ities oi an efficient, productive, welMgoverned com munity, qualified to collect from its rich soil, and noble rivers, by the vigorous action of the muscles of freemen, the articles of merchandize needed in any market, and which can be prodffbed in any part of the world by slave labor. Here, too, you see. is the project of bringing free labor to com pete with slave labor ; and of connecting with the tribute of commerce, laid upon the soil and the water falls of the country, the occompaning estab lishment of Christian institutions. And this also is n nroicct which strikes deep into the hearts of who will smile at this remark as the indication of my hobby. Hjbby it should be for a Christian to vindicate the rights of God and of man; am w'.ien both are trampled on by those who bear the Christian name, it neither palliates the crime nor commands respect or confidence from the in fide!, for the aggressor to attempt to trifle with him who defends those rights. And a hobby it is, the very favorite ob ect unhappily with many of those who bear the Christian name, to say and do what is a known and positive slander upon all which is peculiar to the genuine Christian faith. It is the slaveholder's hobby to fatten upon the unrequited labor of a brother; and the trades- nation, and who indeed hold the purse-strings, have set their faces most firmly against in avery and the slave trade, lhey have expen ded loo much time, and thought, and money, to low them to look upon the subject as light and trivial. Having gone thus lar, their only and steady look is onward, and you may rely upon it, that Great Britinn will never retire from the field, till the last slave ship has left the coast of Africa, and till the letters have lallen from the last slave. The more I mingle in English society, the more am 1 strengtheu in this conviction. The anti-slavery community in England, though constituting one body, able, extended and man's hobby, to retain his favor by a courteous an- extending, are operating with the same grand ology for his crime. It is the hobby of ministers object in view, in different channels. They a and churches, thanks for exceptions, to shut out the slave from prayer, from sermons, from private sympathy, from public condolence, from the protec tion of law, from the shield of the Bible, from the sustaining power of truth. It is the hobby of ec lift the battle axe ngainst slavery and the slave trade. But they do not all think alike respecting the exact locality of the monsters head and heart. They all strike heavily, and are unwaver ing in the purpose to multiply their strokes thick clesiastical bodies to deliberate in view ol the pro- and fast. They all united in the details of the la nor which so happily resulted in tne recent mancipation act. But now one portion deems it best to direct thesr energies to the perfecting of the spleiidid work begun in the West Indies; to secure to the free negro the blessings of freedom to stay by him till the grisile of this new creature shall have become muscle and bone till the slave holder, the recent tyrant, shall have learnt to tracted immolation of the natural, civil and reli gious rights of one-sixth of the whole population of the United S'ates, and this amidst cruelties and tortures which might deepen the crimson on cheeks of the Inquisition, nnd in the wake of li centiousness which the mother of harlots would wipe with contempt from her skirts, and content themselves with the maintenance of a very pru dent silence, or a testimony uttered in the subdu ed tone of minds afraid to speak the whole truth, ns if strangers to the sublime and unbending claims of RIGHTEOUSNESS upon its friends It is the hobby of the statesman even to trample upon the inalienable rights of American citizens, nnd thus to strengihen the arm of the oppressor of rational, chastened, and in his greedy and remorseless clutch upon his This end must be obtained, prey. It is the hobby cf gentlemen of property and standing.so to carry themselves before the pop ulace, that the mob-spirit will, of course, find vent upon the advocates of correct principles. It is the hobby of not a few, over whom the spirit of love weeps with sorrow, to gather the abolition ists into one general group of enthusiasts, and thus throw them out ot the pale ot a wise man ents, and wealth, and piety, and extended influ ence, integrity and perseverance. Nor have I the least dotibt of their success. Nor,so far as I see of lheir devisings, should I hesitate to give my full and hearty co-operation. And I indeed hope to see many of mv youthful associates in the anti- slavery ranks, warmly enlisted with these wise men in their operations against the common enemy. You perceive now that in these departments of labor, the British Anti-Slavery public have enougl to fill their hearts and their hands, and there is i wonderful harmony in this seeming discord. Each in pressing forward its own favorite project, dires of course impart a favorable impulse to the other. 1 he din of war upon eitner wall, carries to th heart of slavery the conviction that the assailants are in earnest; and the ringing ol the battle-axe on either gate is harsh thunder, and the rumbling ol the earthquake, and tne roaring oi artillery in its ears. In the one or the other you will lind the whole British anti-slavery public engaged, and all, I doubt not, prepared to reioice at success, at whatever point it is gained ; and all too, 1 am happy to believe, anxious to cheer on American Abolitionists in the work which they nave com menced. Mv brother, our world presents a very wonder ful aspect : I am more and more astounded as I cnlmnt in km cirlol,,, ci.ia nriii, it,.,c. ,,-hnm t, witness progressive developments, and leel more ivhn... Hi. t ek uee nv man ever, unu uiu iui me u.im ui God that this eartlvshall be Christ's we must all lie down in despair. To what an extent the spir it of despotism is entrenched in the hearts ot men, How strongly do they love darkness. How wed ded to the way which leads to death! At this very hour, in the Wake of all the noble had long reckoned as brutes, but I 'I .1 I 1 . 1 . 1 1 pnnaninropv nas eievaveu to men, anu wnoni British authority now requires them to respect as citizens; and till the whole structure ol colonial society shall have become adapted to a state confirmed freedom. or slavery wili still struggle in the hope of reinstatement. Of course victories which philanthropists have achieved, the thisclassofnhilanthropistsore legitimateanti-slave- accursed slave trade is actually maintained with ry men, and are ennobling themselves in an en- a wider swav than ever, and with increased atro terprise which cannot be abandoned. cities. But let notja short sighted philosophy or an Another portion are directing their attention infidel Christianity publish a commentary upon and energies to the British East India possessions, this fact. It is not inexplicable. Nor can you with a view to bring the fertile plains ot that al- get from it. legitimately, a single reason lor sus- most illimitable territory, under a well directed pension of labor or the diminution of zeal. Our confidence, while, at the same lime, with the culture, and to render its twenty millions of inhabit- duty is to spread open this page of his providence whole mass of slaveholders at their heels clapping ants, industrious citizens, productive laborers, under the bright and broad light oi tne promise ol and shouting, tliey complacently proclaim them- owners ol land, ec the controlers ot their own per- Uod, and to press on in our woric selves the genuine friends of American freedom, sons, and to spread over them the blessings, as Every thin"-which has yet appeared is neces reeming to forget that tyrant's praise is never well as the power ot british laws. sary for our disipline. In no other way than by lavisned upon tne real lover oi noeriy. u is me iu ieuu, wey c.iiui:i u m my imu uun- ;ei oi me civinzea worm, nnine articles, as ine hobby of boards of trustees, and the faculties ol colleges, academies, and theological seminaries, to deny to the black man the means common to all others as the air they breathe, of acquiring knowledge which all but he are invited by all the eagerness of a spirited competition. It is the hob by of the great portion of my countrymen, and countrywomen, to multiply disabilities of every name, and throw them around the colored people as a wall of separation ; to cast them offas a dis gusting race ; to tread them down as if color were their crime, and degradation their inaliena ble inheritance. And it has been the hobby of that spirit, which, from the early period of Con gressional Legislatures, has, in fact, been the product ol tree labor wnien are now sent as me product ot stave labor ; and as silceesslul compe titors, to drive from it every article of rnercharu ize which has been touched by the hand of the Slave, or come up unaer ine scaiumg testimony oi his tears, or wi'.hm the reach of his suppressed sighs nnd groans ; and which has ever received the mark of a slaveholder's ownership. They are sanguine, that soon, cotton of the very best quality, crown in India, can be offered at Liverpool and Manchester, at a price which shall leave in the hands of the purchaser a very large 'amount a gainst the cotton fields of slaveholding America The project is a splendid one the enterprise Lord paramount to our national Legislatures, to gigantic. To further its interests, our inutua throw out its feelers on every question of great friend Lreorge 1 hompson is very elleclively con public interest, and to secure; in the result, a de- tributing his influence. The movement is, in pros- . . . .. . . t i . r r i". t i i ... :i s on that sha strenmhen and extend the slave pect, one oi rare iecunuiiy. inoia aioue cousiuer interest: and a hobby still to Ic ridden with ed, the enterprise invites, by considerations oi im boot, and spur, and lance, and rough shod, unless some "Consiitutional Lion" be speedily aroused. Let it, wti,emyhobhy, to cast my limited influ ence against the oppressor, and in sympathy with the oppressed. Let mo call the colored man my brother, and the colored woman my sister, and if need be, bear the reproach of going down to the corored people, Slaying with them, teaching them, consoling them, providing fur them the means by mense interest and grandeur, lor it involves tne driving back the tide of human suffering, the res cuing annually from the jaws of death, by hunger of many thousands of her population ; and the ac tual restoration of her numerous myriads to the comforts of a ouiet and protected home trained in the arts schooled in the morals ol the bible receiving salvation through Christ and his blcs sod Gospel, as the charier of their liberties, both which they can develope their own native resour- in the present and the future world ; and at a pe ces, nnd share in the common blessings ot civili zation and Christianity, ns a brother as n man as a citizen as a Christian ; and then I shall have the satisfaction .of having done what I could, to roll back from my country the deep re proach which her atrocious system of slavehold ing has justly brought upon her; a reproach of ' the: nature, guilt and extent of which, but a samll -number even of American Christians seem to be properly sensible. i am happy to assure you that 'there is much genuine, deep seated, and permanent anti-slavery feeling, among the people of Great Britian. Be cause they live under a monarchy, and still sustain measure!,, and manners, and customs involving immense expense, and witness in the midst of all their splendor and wealth an untold amount of qualid and distressing pauperism, it has been thought that there is little love of liberty among them, and that they have little of it in actual pos session. The conclusion is false. There is the trong love of liberty, and there is the enjoy ment of liberty in English society, and loo, there is the quenchless purpose that this liberty shiiW-R perpetuated, and that superincumbent disabilities shall disappear, and as rapidly as will consist with the general welfare. As a nation they are justly proud of the char acter, patient endurance, and noble achievements of Sharpe, Wilberforce and Clarkson, and lheir associates in the herculean projects of regenerating the public sentiment of a nation and a world up o the subject of negro slavery. They seem as ready to give to tuck men the honor of a 4ms. riod which shall hasten on its arrival, tho actual resurrection of a vast kingdom, rich in industry, agriculture, manufactures and commerce; and still more rich in the virtues of the gospel, in spir ilual consolation, and in deeds of charity, accoim panied by the refinemeuts of science, and the em bellishments ol literature. And to know, as us friends do, or as they truly think they do, that their success will necessarily annihilate the holding of man as property, in all parts of the world, is enough to arouse their strongest sympathies, and to put in immediate requisition all their resources. I confess that I love to become a convert to their conclusions; nnd that I do exult to see, though in ima; bloc for the axe; and the whips and thongs-, and pad dles, and thumb-screws, and tread-mills, and mer ciless laws, and blood-hounds, and every memo rial of his despotism and being floated upon the dark deep river of blood which1 pours from his veins, while the black man and the white man, the disenthralled of every name and clime, as they dance ahm? its borders, shall swell the song of freedom, "Jehovah has triumphed, his people are free." Verily the men who deal in slave products and who make lheir gains from slaveholders, and whose public or private interests are in nny way connected with the accursed traffic and the heaven daring chime, will do well to " think on these things." This single stone cut out of the moun- bUlll W HV HlMI,gtUWU UIIU IHO Uil I Irtll b( I Willi. W I - i nnd the lihertv-haturs. nnd tho nnnrossion-lovers ler 01 "very of both hemispheres keep their eye on it. developments so appalling, could the Christian public have become convinced ol the strength ol the enemy to be vanquished; In no other way could ihe man of prayer be thrown on his lace belore tho mcrev seat to remain there, in groans nnd tears and in wrestlings. In no other way cou even tho mcn ana women, me mosi ncany in the cause, be made willing to merge all minor points, that there may be union, the " long and the strong pull," the convulsive heave of every fi bre and muscle, the concentration ot every inliu ence at the one point. The abolition oi slavery is not to be effected by ihe nowess of any one nation. The labors ol English philanthropists, are, indeed, above a praise. The decisions of the British Parliament on this subject, have imposed a debt of gratitude unon the world, pagan and civilized, mu il her decisions had been followed by uninterrupted sue . j. , 1 , .1 I 1 1 cess, il every siavo sn:p naci imociteu on ner keel, and the horrors of the middle passage ccas ed, and the result heralded as a complete triumph it would have lulled to sleep the roused energies of British anti-slavery men. and left the other portions of Christendom both unenlightened and unmoved upon the atrocities of the slave system and slavery itself would have chuckled at the at temp's of a single nation trr secure its overthrow But as it is, British philanthropists have found no ice yet for pause. 1 he work has grown upon their hands. As they have let in the lig?it upon the dark chambers of oppression, the disclosures have become more and more distressing. When thev have struck the British flag from the slave shib. she has sailed under other colors. When driven from one harbor of bay she has sought ref use in another. And when afraid (6 carry, as mrerchandizc upon the high seas, theibodies and souls of men. under the Has of a despot, she has ifted up the striped and siar-spangled flag of a Christian republic! and the result is, that now, . . i i . .i i more human beings are oougni anu soiu, auu more are actually sacrificed in the traffic than at nnv former neriod. And thus the attention ol Such a result is not of easy attainment, nor th fruit of impulse, nor the creation of a day. And its value is beyond all computation, 1 look upon the proposed Conference with unul torable emotion, The more I understand the ant cedents, and allow my mind to dwell in anticipation upon its results, the more intense is my solicitude. Ood s promise 3 unchangeable. Ilcice to des pair is criminal unbelief. To form, respecting slavery, a correct public sentiment for Christen- uum, anu 10 direct tins sentiment into the proper cnanneis, ana to concentrate the wisdom, the prayers, ond the cnergi'cs of the foes of tyranny, and the friends of freedom, that oppression may cease from human society, is t!.e blessed and glo rious object of this proposed Conference. It is benefitting British abolitionists that they should propose it- a.id that London should be the place of meeting. Christians, every where, should be informed of the proposition, and fervently pray that the special blessing of God may attend the meeting, Will you send your full proportion of delegates from the United States? Do not fail of this. And let those who come, remember that no por tion of Christendom will stand out before that Conference, in the attitude and character of our own republic. Your delegates will come from a slaveholding, a slave-sflslaining community, and must, before the world, admit that one-sixth of all her people are thurst down to the degradation of a brute. I can assure them that to stand under the withering sarcasm of ihisfact in England, is quite a different thing from what it is on their own polluted soil, where ihe moral sensibilities are so much blunted on this subject. But let them come. They will receive a hearty and a kind welcome from an Englishman's heart. Will you bring this proposed Conference be fore the friends of the slave in the United Stales ? Call upon them to make it the object of special prayer; Make thein understand it, by proper ex planations. Invite ministers to preach upon it, It will be a meeting of cxtraordina rv interest ixot ol politicians nor statesmen, nor warriors, nor literary giants, but of moralists, of philanthropists Christians, irrespective of names, sects, rank color : the genuine, unassuming, but tried friend ol Ireedom. Wot that the Con. erence will attract great public attention, or make a display of elo quence, or astonish by the novelty of their resolu lions. But I have no doubt they will deliberate in the fear of God in the exercise of unfeigned love to their neighbors in the spirit of meekne and prayer. Let there be prayers for such as may compose that meeting. J. K. ,i i uo exu.'iio see.inuuuii mi'. . u . . . ,. . . . f, ri rUc. - . . . i i n ni ic n vrrw mpn n in ni't'ii hc II vv i i it i u i u iu ii lii ination, the fell monster &Uvery upon the""""" -v ,,,, ',.,, .u. i,nw of execution, and his hard, huge neck, bared -rZ TSZ ;; ' ,f , r.l 1 nfr.h UUril CAV.IICU i' tUI.CH H.OUIHVI.J, . upor. the government, and to pour out their ap peal upon the ear of Christendom and even lo anounce a Con ference of Nations to1 sit in London. June,' IS10. Now, it is no longer the straggle ol a single nation ; and the facts "respecting slavery have become widely circulated, ond me grave dis cussion of its character is maintained with a rap idly extending interest, and the tyrant sees the'as- au.mts preparing lor, ana coming up m ine (lict with unprecedented facilities and courage. Therefore, while W'e are both alarmed and dis tressed, that the slave trade does not appear even m hnvfi received n check, we can clearly see that all that has yet occurred has bren neefdul to a rouse the attention of Christendom to the charac- and to unite the friends of emanci pation in one general common efiort lo destroy it. TifE Nature of the GosrEL. This is the ap propriate title of an excellent sermon, preached at the installation of Mr. bparks of Minersville by Albert Barnes of Philadelphia. Like all the productions of its distinguished author it is well written, perspicuous and forcible, nnd if it add nothing, it will not certainly detract from his well earned literary reputation. Our limits permit us to make but a singie extract, and this is one which involves the fundamental doctrine of the Anti-3lavery enterprise. Mr. Barnes is statin ' some of the leading doctrines of the Christian System," the first great truth of which is "that there is one God," ond after briefly commentin upon this proposition, he thus presents the second leading doctrine ol the Christian System. ' "Paul, on the occasion referred to, stated an other doctrine as laying at the basis of that Gos pel which he had undertaken to explain, "uod, says he, "nath made of one blood all nations ol men for to dwell on all '.he face of the earth." Acts 17:20. This vital truth also settled many a doubt in regard to man, and in reference to the plan of salvation which was provided. It showed that as there was one God to provide the plan, so there was one race for whom it was designed ; as there was one mind that presided over all, so of the numberless tribes and complexion of men there was but one race for whom redemption was to be luriiished. Ihe race was one, as Uod was one. The same blood flowed in all human veins and a scheme of salvation made for one was adap' ted to all. The nature assumed by the Redeemer was the nature of all ; the atonement that was made for one Was a sacrifice for all. All as they came from tho hand of God were on the same level in creation, as all consequently were on the same level in the evil and woes of the apostacy The statement, moreover, struck a blow at all the distinctions of caste, at all the nrrogrrncc arising from noble binh and rank, and at all the superior ity supposed to be involved in complexion, in beauty, in talents, and in wealth. Christianity starts out on the great principle that tho race is on a level ; that the plan which is adapted to the Ethiopian ; the plan which is reeded by the black man is needed by him of fairer complexion ; and that God s schemes in regard to men cotitem plate all those in whose veins flow the blood Ae- rived from a common father. Pierce the vient of the most down-trodden of the species, and the same tide will be found to flow there that gushes from the heart of the mightiest hero, or that flows in limbs fashioned afier the most delicate model of beauty. And Chrisianity, at its oiitser,' meets the prevalent feeling of no small part ol the dwellers on the earth, that there are by nature distinct castes and ranks part' to be down-trodden ; part to wear the chains of servitude ; part to pine in want and in unpitied helplessness ; and part to roll in chariots of ease, or to repose on' beds of down, as objects of special divine favor. And though that is not commonly included in the word "Gospel," yet it is to more than half the race "good news" for it states to them that they are not less the object of interest to the divine mind than others, and that God is not less mindful of their welfare than he is of those who arrogate to them selves the' honor of a purer and nobler blood. It is good news to them also, ns assuring them that the plan of salvation is one, and that they are not excluded from its provisions and hopes. Alike they are the offspring of the same God ; alike they have been moulded by his skill; alike in their veins the current of life' has been made to flow, propelled by the same hand ; and alike the same uncreated God has breathed into' them the breath of immortality'' Tlio Iilood-IIonntt War. We think there is evidence enough that the employment of blood-hounds from Cuba against the Seminole Indians has at least been contempla ted by the administration, to call for a faithful and searching enquiry in Congrcs?, just as soon ns the House is organized. The Globe has rpo ken of the subject without reprobation. The Philadelphia Evening Siar mentions a" report that Ceneral Scott is the author of the infamous pro posal. The New Hampshire Patriot gives its unqualified support to tho measure, saying: " For our own part, if blood-hounds would an swer the purpose, we should rejoice to know that enough had been employed to hunt out every hell- nouna Indian who has imbued his hands in the blood of women and children, and to rid that country of the last vestige of the murderous vag abond race." Now, the Patriot is the leading administration paper in the free slate of New Hampshire, and deeply devoted to the party feeling, of seeming to be furious in the support cf slavery on every point. The disclosures of Judge Jay, respecting the origin ond object of the Florida War will therefore afford an easy explanation of this other wise astonishing abandonment of every thing like a decent respect for humanity and the sentiments of the civilized world exhibited in this attrocious paragraph. Says the New Hampshire Senti nel : . " Qne of the most eloquent invectives uttered by Lord Chatham was against the employment of tho Indians in the American War, although, says Lord Brougham,rin his sketches, "the very same thing has been done in tho former War, car ried on in Canada, by his authority, and under his own superintendence." Such are the inconsis- cies of statesmen. It was in retaliation, however. as the French were the first lo array the savages. The employment of blood-hounds by a nation of lo millions to overcome an Indian nalion of 1200 warriors, would., belong to a more modern and more rohned period ol history. Since the above was in type, tbe papers bring us the following full confirmation of the reality of this infamous project. Blood-Hounds roa FloridI. The Tallahassee' Floridairi, Nov. 30, says: "We learn the Gov; has sent Col. Fitzpatrick to Cuba, to purchase blood-hounds and to pay for which the Un ion Bank advanced five thousand dollars in spe cie.' For the honor of the Government, ve rejoice to see an immediate announcement that Governor Call has been dismissed from office by the Presi dent, Judge Reid, of St. Augustine, is appoint ed in his place. Emancipator. Our readers will perceive from the proceedings of the Convention at Warsaw, that it was there' deemed expedient to form a third political party; This is a measure about which abolitionists differ. It must, of necessity, be a subject of much discus sion. We trust it will be kindly and candidly examined by our brethren, who, we believe, whatever may be their difference of opinion int regard to the expediency of this measure, ardent ty and sincerely desire the abolition of slavery, and the great objects for which governments ate instituted, permanently established. We nslc of abolitionists to investigate this snbject dispassion-1 ately, and without prejudice or prepossession; YYhatevei their enemies mav ascribe to them, as fanatics and fools, we know them, as a body, to be men who have well considered the object they seek to attain, and the means aud measures to be pursued to their attainment. They have from the first maintained that their principles will tri umph, though, personally they may be overborne; And we know, too. thit for the attainment of a holier object, history cannot present us with any record of an organization among men; That they may honestly and conscientiously differ in regard to tho measure now proposed, we readily concede, But that they will ultimately harmonize, on all leading measures, we do not doubt; For' this end, wc nsk for a spirit of forbearance and fliuttfal conciliation, confident that the develope- ments of lime will clearly and distnictly reteal the path of duty to each one wh6 is honestly and seriously desirous of knowing and following it. We need not remind our friends lliat our columns are open to a free and fair discussion of this, as well as all other important subject's, and we would invite them to give us the aid of their thoughts and pens. We had prepared an article showing, though somewhat briefly, tho views of those in favor of, as well against, the measure,- but shall be unable, for wantjof room, lo 'present it to our read ers, till next week. Meanwhile, we would say to all hear both sides examine with patience and candor, and then decide, as judgment, under the influence of an honest and enlightened conscience shall dictate. American Citizeti. Discussion at the South. In a letter received by us a few days since, from a friend, a citizen 6f one of the slave states, nnd a lawyer of no rnconj ulerable influence, alter mentioning a journey of some two hundred miles to attend a political eon vention at the metropolis of the slate, he thus re "During my absence I had some conversation with several inlluenlial persons on the subiecl of lavery; especially with ono nomfn'ee for Lieut. Governor; He, of course, was not nn abolition ist ; but he expressed great fears ns to the result lat slavery might bring on the country, uncon nected with tho abolition movements. He refer red to the rapidity of increase among the blacks, to show that at some' future period then would abolish slavery themselves. I do believe there is a pint of inquiry among the intelligent m the slave- holding States. To what point it will eventually tend, I cannot pretend to divine. I confess for one. that the subject seems one of groat embar rassment. To favor immediate abolition, I can not with the present light before me. If any at tempt to prepdfe' slaves for freedom, I have no confidence. To colon izo them in Africa is im practicable, and if il were not, would be inhuman. Something toill be done; and it appears to m that those who wish to stifle discussion are blind f one eye, and see but dimly with the other. " Amrricart CUixm..