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his behalf, and his petition is received mid refei'
red to the Committee on the . Judicinry !
Who shall say tlmt we have not ample cause for
encouragement in view of these facts? In truth,
nothing hut a steady mid resolute perseverance on
our part, is needed to insure the speedy and com
plete triumph of our principles. Essex Transcript.
" Pliant as reeds where Freedom's wa'crs pli.le
Firfli ob the liills In stem Oppression's liile!"
Nominated by the National Convention, May, IMS.
FOR 1' It E.s'lD F. NT,
of Michigan.
" Our own slavi? latm, and ospcnully the more soul h
ern of them, in which t li e number of slaves is greater,
and in whie.li, of course, the sentiment, of injustice is
tronger than llie more northern one, are to be jdaced on
the list of decaying communities.
, , N '
' The question now for the North finally to decide in'
hall the slave etatea draw us down with thein, and both
perish, or thall we, by a decided conjunct exertion of vir
tuous energy, have ourselves and them from destruction."
James G. Birney.
of Ohio.
" I rejoice, lhat the abolition of slavciy throughout the
civilized world is. no lonuor roblcmatical ; it seems to be
almost universally conceded lhat this stupendous fraud
upon a j orlion of the human race is fast drawing to a
close, and ihe great (juestion with us is truly, what meas
ures are best suited to accomplish this desirable end in
the United States.
" Political action is necessary to produce
moral reformation in a nation: and (hat action with us
can only be effectually exercised through Ihe ballot box.
And surely the ballot box can never be used for a more
nohle purpose, than to restore and secure to every man
kii inalienable rights." Thomas Morris.
Democratic Candidate for President.
" I must go into the Presidential chair the inflexible and
uncompromising opponent of every attempt on the part
of Congicss, to ubulifdi slavery in the District of Colum
bia, against the wishes of the slaveholding States, and al
io with a determination equally decided, to resist the
Biigntesl interlerence with it in the states where it exists.
"It now only remains to add, that no bill conflicting
...... ...co virpi uah CVEB RECEIVE MY CONSTITU
TIONAL sanction." Mr. Fan Buren' s Inaugural,
March 4, 1837.
Whig Candidate for President,
" I know there is a visionary dogma which holds that
negro slaves cannot be the subjects of property .
not dwell Ions upon this speculative abstraction.
I shall ,
' J j wiuca uie taw declares to be properly.
Two hundred years of legislaiicn have sanctioned r,nd
anclilieil nugro slaves as properly."
" Ifl had been a citizen of Per
linplanioferadualpmnn,:...... ' , , "pistons ot zeal lor aholition than Messrs. dams,
I'THKL'tvnt. 1. I.nn P I. ,
, , . ..,.,., ,, uuupieu, j snoulil
have voted fcr it; because, bv nn n,.;i.n;i., ..'..1.1 .1. .
. .. ,-. -j uuum llie
....on. ee, g.,in me ascendancy in thai.
tale.. liut
ni.n.in. s,"? ,' "r W?'e now a citi'' 'n "f an- of Hi"
r " f,-"s 111c somnern or eo.iti.v-s.irrn elates
Ishouhl have opposed, ami u-ould continue to oppose,
any scheme whatever of emancipation, gradual or'im'
mediate.' k
., r .
ur .hue, and i ItfJJIUE that it is not Irue,
"vo B'cai parlies 111 thus country h
J '"-"" or AIJ.l al ABOLITION
LAMENT if it were true." TClav
te. Feb. 7, 1839.
I should DEEPLY
Speech in Ihe Sen-
Wasliiugioi. Cori-cspoi.tleiicc.
Washington Cur, Jan. 8, 1841.
Mb. Editor, The proceedings of the week
past have been encouraging to our cause. The
Report of the Committee on Rules is still the sub
ject of debate. The slaveholders have tried eve
ry method in their power to get rid of the report
by laying it on the table, postponing, or othervs J
evaomgttie question, but arc met at every turn
by astern majority of 30 to 40, determined to
strike that tyrannical decree from the rules of the
House. The most open threats are made to in
duce the Democrats of New York, Maine and
other States to give way, for fear of losi,,. til0
vote of the South for Mr. Van Buren. Biit
evident tlmt the politicians of the North had rather
lose Mr. Van Buren himself than lose their own
tales, as they know they must if they sustain this
rule. The growth of the Liberty P.u tv, which
in 1840 had but one vote in 400, and in 1313 had
one vote in 40 of tiic whole country, is a FACT
which politicians are beginning to sec and under
stand. It is impossible to forsco when the ques
tion will be settled, but I hope-strongly-that the
best right of petition is about to bcreali,ed The
Richmond Whig, the leading and ablest Clay pa
per of the South, says:-- Thus, while the Whhrs
were m power, the 21st rule was retained. No
sooner have their adversaries obtained the ascen
dancy, than it is repealed. The people of the
South must be stone blind if ,iey do not BCp
through the Kumbuggcnj which has been practised
on them, by ,c,, professing to be their peculiar
"e"S!,iWi,y:tlief,!l1 '-'virtually ,.cpcaIcd
u'1 nu, "ireudy, and there is little doubt tint
before the end of the session, the reception of ab
olition petitions will become a part of the settled
policy oi tne country."
A new daily paper has been established here for
the advancement of Mr. Clay's inrerests as a can
didate for the Presidency, being the third attempt
of the kind. The two former were short lived
abortions, and I have little doubt that this will be,
unless sustained by other resources than its sub
scription list. It is called the "Whig Standard,"
and is understood to be the combatant organ of the
party in this central point between the North and
the South. The editor is Nathan Sargennt, of
rnuaiielphia, a gentleman of so elevated standing
in his party that he was run as the regular whiff
candidate at the last election, in opposition to C.
J. Ingorsoll. We may therefore look to this to
learn the reason assigned by the party for suppor-
ting the right of petition in favor' of abolitionists.
The editorial article of this morning,- after refer
ring to the certainty, almost, that the rule will be
repealed, endorses Mr. Clinginan's remark, that
by the old policy "we have given the abolitionists
too much consequence, we make thorn look too
stroii";." Multitudes of sagacious men delude
themselves with this fallacy; and will only lie un
deceived when they have gone too far; but it shows
the true ground of a great part of the whig zeal
for the right of petition they think that, by vo
ting for it they should most effectually defeat the
object ol the petitions tne abolition ot slavery.
And then they blamo abolitionists, for refusing to
vote for these very men. And avow that all they
do for us is done with a view the more certainly
to destroy us! Doubtless, the Standard would en
dorse the other remark of Mr. Clingman's, "that
the Whigs in Congress are us unanimous as the
Democrats against touching slavery in the Dis
trict of Columbia." That I do not judge uncaii
didly of the Whigs may be proved by copying the
concluding paragraph of the same artirle.At
least, I judge them by the same rule ofcfaaiit.y
that they apply to others "With what measure
vn mete." &e.
" The course of Mr. Bcnnlsl.-v, M. llai .In M
" f1
anil others, indicates most clearly the strength
mildicomnionattheNorth.andit also indicates
what is there known to be the fact; tlmt Mr. Van
Buren, or his party, is now courting the favor of
tlio abolitionists. The whigs do not court the.ti.
Mr. Van Buren Knows this, and is therefore en
deavoring to take advantage of it. To do tins, he
has his agents in that party indeed, many of its
active leaders are Locofocos of the most ultra
stamp, among whom we may mention Mr. llan
toul, of Boston, Gov. Morton, of Massachusetts,
Mr. Bancroft, late collector of Boston, the Rev.
Mr. Eoavitt, travelling agent, editor ot the Iviiaii-
cipator, prime wire-worker of the "Third Party,
and delegate to the late World's Convention, Lon
don, Mr. Earle, of Philadelphia, Mr. Morris, of
Ohio, late Van Buren U. S. Senator, Mr. Tnppu;i, ;
now of the U. S. Senate, and hundreds of others
in every State North of the Ohio and Potomac !
" i
This declaration that "the whigs do not court"!
the abolitionists, is the coolest instance of wiping,
of lips that I ever saw, when it is notorious that :
the great labor of the whigs has been to select
candidates w hom they can persuade the abolition
ists to believe to be at least "favorable" to our oh-1
jects. For this, and only for this, Gen. Mattocks
was nominated in your State, and Mr. Briggs in
Massachusetts, and Mr. Baldwin in Connecticut.
For 'his, Mr. Giddings was nominated for Con
gress in Ohio, and Mr. Severance in Maine, and
Mr. King in Massachusetts, and scores of others.
"The whigs do not court !" However, it is well
enough to remember this. And as to hisarrav of
alleged "Locofocos," who are abolitionists, he
will not say that Messrs. Rantoul, Morton and-
I Bancroft have clone more or made louder orofes-
f. . n .... . - . . .
Slade and Seward, or that Mr. Leavitt is more of
. ' .
a democrat than Mr. D. L. Child is
wIiil'. or
tin.' Ti,...aS Kane, o.l l'onnsvlvania, a dem
1 1 , , - , , . .
(,(;lllt wl)0 ''-It Ins ll party, is more justly
chargeable with acting under old pai ty views, than
1 , , T , ., , L ,
Ins brother, Joh:i Milton Earle, of Massachusetts,
who W
ith equal professions of abolition, remains
with his old party. The joke of coupling the j tlmt spring from the working of the system, are
name of Mr. Morris, who was turned out ly his ,V ,'.jlt?
party on account of his abolition, with that of Mr
Tappan who superseded him as an anti-abolition-! 34, L';ttlm;,l thi evening in another district,
ist, is capital. It is true that there are numbers of j K'l,tH-t'tl 2n ol" 30 llf;!l1'. ' ! """ll assem
men now active in the cause of abolition, i. e. b-' ''' 111 !1 I,u" s1'1'""1 Mistakes corrected,
boring to advance the Liberty farty, who U(!.t. "O' "I'.i't. and this being the first lecture in
once Democrats; anil it is equally true that as ma- j 1,10 ,lisri'i,,f """'J' "''". w(: to my hcar-
ny more are as zealous in the same chum: ,, (,''s, tmd heard with evident surprise audi trust
were once Whigs. And all that are now laboriii" ! I'1'"1""- Brother Lovejoy a dear anil faithful meth-
with perfect unity and confidence, to defeat, dis
perse and destroy both the old parties, on account
ot their pro-slavery entanglements; and that in
our minds it is of no moment at all what were the
former political predilections of any one, so we
find him ever decided, uncompromising and cur
nest in the cause of true Liberty. J. L.
For the Green Mountain Freeman.
East Brookfield, Jan. 10, 1814.
Mr. Editor: I have read the first No. of your
paper with no ordinary degree of interest, and
trust that it will be the means of disseminating
much light upon the soul-ennobling enterprise in
which you have engaged. I fuel that this glori
ous cause should call forth the best feelings of wo
man's heart, anil should excite her to continual ef
fort to promote the extension of Liberty, w bich to
gether with Christianity, has elevated woman to
her present position in society.
1 have recently been connected with a Literary
society, in this place, called the East Bronkfil.l
Literary Society, ofDistriet No. 11. It has for
its object, the mental improvement of the young
in this vicinity. The exercises of our meetings
are as follows: Rehersals, Declamations, and
compositions, after which, a subject of discussion
is introduced, in which, all the members are invw
cd to participate. . :
Our first subject of discussion was "Is it prob
able that Slavery will ever be abolished in the U.
States." The subject was treated in a manner
which discovered thorough investigation and much
mental effort. Some good arguments were ad
vanced on both sides, but those on the affirmative
having the vantage ground gained a complete victo
ry. The question was decided in the affirmative
twenty-eight to one.
Children and youth arc drinking in the same
spirit, which inspires the noble hearts of tho more
mature. Abolition rolls on in a deep broad chan
nel, and I trust will, ere long, completely flood the
land, and will literally exterminate tho Hydrn
headed monster, Slavery. Then will liberty live,
not only in song, but will reign unrivalled, thro'-
out Columbia's wide domain.
Yours for suffering humanity,
Dec. 21. I have commenced this evening a
course of lectures through all the districts of Ifard
wick; delivered my first in a district that never had
a lecture before on the subject; held the meeting
in a private house, and addressed a very attentive
audience on the. nature, effects and remedy of and
for slavery. iLo' much ignorance still prevails
among us on this all absorbing subject. Said a
Clay man to-day, and n man of high standing too,
the only differance between you and me is, you go
round to the right and I to the left, and we both
meet in the end. I am as much opposed to slave
ry as you; you vote the Birney ticket and I the
Clay, and wee-hall both meet in the end. When?
When the Northern and Southern poles shall
meet and shake hands.
22. Lectured this evening in another district,
and the first lecture ever delivered in that district.
Had a large number of children find young people
ami a few lulults, and why not more? Oh! some
hate the color,; .some hate the thing as bad as any
. - . .
i not Iv Imt i):ti go.witu tlien party we must sup
jiort.lhat j niid still, more tjunk it is none of their
J, -'3 M hoFtv a -late a Southern al-
'" . 'l ,,-ht I' ''
but suffer themselves
todftiuu . better.,! Met , with one respectable man
" "":'" " "lc ' sprung noi
irnm tin: same parent witu tin: white man; mat
they must by kept apart; that our proceedings wo'd
i bring on a eiv',1 war; that slavery was a great evil
! but we could do nothing with it, fcc. what poor
helpless creatures we are! Oh, reason! Oh, men
land impels have pity on us! Frame our constitu
! tio;i elect our rulers make our laws, yet cannot
iget rid of amoral and political evil wholly nt our
disposal ! u ell, it we are the lice .t people in the
world anil thus bound neck anil heels, Cod have
mercy on the rest part of Adam's poor family!
,,l I proved to my hearers that slavery does effect us
I in the North that we do most interfere with it
on tne ground oi sen (leience ana that we can
,ll;l vvdl i, ;r
' .
23. Addressed a very attentive audience in
another district this evening, and pretty full. Is
j emancipation worth having?
eninni'inat'mn worth Irivimr ? U it ilm i- .-) r rPtlm
several parties who are nlloetei! iv a averv the
slaveholders, the free colored people and the poor
whites in the South the nation at large, the free
North, and the slaves? For all these parties and
others, arc abimed, shamefully abused, by ourconi-mander-iii-cliicf,
General Slavery. Can we get
this boon? Is it. our duty to try for it: was the
train of thought I presented to my hearers, and I
think not in vain.
23. Preached three abolition sermons to-day,
being the Sabbath, to full and attentive congrega
tions. The ability of Christ to save sinners
Christianity a great and essential good to the hu
man family and the piercing cry of justice and
iftercy, 'Let.jhc oppressed go free!' have been the
suTjects d'seWed. Good I think lias been done.
Had to say a word to one respectable man on one
of the most famous arguments of the day "some
! tl. era unm hotter nIT tlmn sonm of our
,I0r nconle had better clothes and more to cat."
. 11
Yes, said I, better oil than our poor deluded and
miserable drunkards, for they are generally poor,
poor enough in all reason. But what has this con
tingent circumstance to do with the principle of
: slavery? Is lhat ritrht? and the enormous evils
! odist brother in the cause, followed me in n pow
j ei fid address. The old Tyrant got some hard
thumps, but none too hard. Every where do I
1 meet with persons both aged and young in this re
I gion of light and knowledge, knowing little or
' nothing of the nature, and real evils, ami effects
ol slavery, .tracts ami plain lecturing, without
loss of time, we must have.
25. Slavery is not a self-supporting system. It
must go begging, borrowing, or stealing to get
along or starve out. This was my subject this
evening, logically? naturally, and historically il
lustrated and proved. Northern men ought to
know and feel, that they commercially feed, and
politically protect and perpetuate Slavery in the
South. Mere is the sin, folly, and ruin of the free
north o tn'"f snbject. When shall wo awake up
our iTiij ,
2G. Biassed my labors this evening with a lec
ture on the unscriptural character of slavery, and
! l,,c I'ccuiiinrjr ruhhericd it commits on the free
States. Tin assembly, good and attentive. "One
half a loaf man better than no bread," thought the
liberty folk did not give the Whigs credit enough
for the Ta.'iff, as it was the best they could get,
ami better than nothing. Lame policy this, I
thought, if justice entitled us to a whole loaf, and
we had the means of getting it and would not use
these means, a quarter was too good for us. Thus
I have delivered eight antislavery lectures and one
Temperance lecture in this town. May the di
vine blessing water the good seed sown, and may
it bear much fruit.
Massachusetts. The Legislature of Massa
chusetts met at Boston, Jan. 8. lion. Josiah,
Quincy, Jr., Whig, was chosen President of the
Senate, and Charles Calhoun, Clerk. Thomas
Kinnicutt was elected Speaker of the House, by a
vote of 173 to 127, scattering 7.. The Election
sermon was preached by the Rev. Mr Chapin of
Cliarlestown. There being no choice of Govcrn
''''''ytho people, Hon. George N. Briggs was
c'ceted over his Excellency, Marcus Morton, by a
vte of 187 to 126, only 4 scattering; and in the
Senate by a vote of 30 to 6. Hon. John Reed
w'as elected Lieut. Governor.
From the Western Freeman.
So long as our opponents could, with any plau
sibility, deny the alleged results of the anti-slavery
agitation, they were satisfied, That time
has gone by. Progress must be admitted. Nu
merous, iucontestible facts show that the labors of
abolitionists have not been in vain.
What now is the device of our enemies? Ef
fects arc admitted, but, they have hit upon a very
pleasant theory of causation, which shall yet spare,
their self-love. They have become religiously
philosophical, and deal out grand dissertations on
the force of circumstances, the advance of event;
the laws of human progress, an overruling provi-j slaveholders are looking forward to the event
deuce, and so on. True they do not explain to ' with much gratification. They know that slavery
us, wherein consists the potential power of eir-j is a curse to themselves as well as to the African,
cuinstances, or in what manner events advance, or .and are willing to act whenever they ear. act effi
of what consemienee would be the laws of hu- ! cicntly.
man progress, without the deeds ot human actors
or how there can be ayy overruling providence,
without intelligent actions to overrule.
According to this ingenious theory, the Refor
mation was the result of the force of circumstan
ces, and Luther himself was a mere circumstance.
The American revolution was purely a providen
tial interposition, and men had nothing to do with
its inception, progress, or eomph.'tion.
All this is an admirable device, to strip unpop
ular reformers of their honors; and under the
mask of an humble piety, to enable a man to cher
ish hatred against the good, and hold himself
aloof iron, all hazardous or laborious attempts to
better the world. Why should he sacrifice ease,
or expend wealth, or seek a gooil name, when
circumstances arc the Great Reformer? He need
entertain no jealousy of this mysterious personage,
which can awaken no enyy, wound no self-love,
never become a subject of admiration. How de
lightful, that under the auspices of this shadowy,
undefined, Impersonal being, mind and morals
march onward to perfection, without the necessity
of word or act from human agents!
Is not this a vile doctrine.' It betitles human
nature, it nurtures selfishness, it dishonors God.
The New-York Commercial has given the la
test instance of this mode of philosophizing; and
you will find illustrations in almost all those news
papers, which, being stimulated by the force of
public sentiment to .say something of the progress
of anti-slavery principles, and yet conscious that
they have done nothing to promote, but much to
retard this healthful change, are determined at
least that nobody else shall have any credit.
Mr. Editor In conversation with a gentleman
from Petersburg, Va., he gave me the following
account, with a request that his name should be
withheld :
A Mr. Minitree, (master mason,), of Peters
burg, had in his employ a slave man belonging to
Mr. Ilasiiibtirg. The pom' slave had been in the
habit of running oil': be was told by Minitree that
if he ever ran away from him, that he would kill
him. It was not long before the slave took it into
his head to run off, and, if possible, get to the
free States; he was, however, overtaken by the
man-hyenas, and returned to his employer. Min
itree tied him down in his barn, provided himself
with three new cowhides, and gave him about
rtg7ihundrcd lashes! He washed the sullering
victim in salt and water! afterwards gave the
poor fellow a syringe of Cayenne pepper ! ! ! and
released him. Soon after his release, he went to
a pond of water (such was the thirst from the ef
fects of the syringe of Cayenne pepper,) and
drank nearly n half gallon of water. Minitree,
not satisfied with the tortures already inflicted up
on his victim, secured him again, and Hogged him
till the poor fellow became senseless. He died in
about two hours after. Minitree threw the dead
hotly in the yard that night, and in the morning,
put it in a box and buried it.
Mr. Hasiuburg, having heard of the igomiuioiis
death of his slave, bad the cruel monster arrested.
The civil authorities had the body disinterred,
anl held an inquest, assisted by several physi-
cians, who held a post mortem examination overj
the body. Verdict ot the jury that the slave
came to his death by the hands of Minitree, his
employer. He is now being tried for willful mur
der. This awful event took place about the last of
June. I am informed by the gentleman that none
of the papers at Petersburg published or noticed
the affair. Wji. P. Powell.
Boston, July 14, 1843.
In compliance with the Governor's Message,
which we noticed a few days since, a bill has been
introduced into the Legislature of this State, to
prevent free blacks from entering the State. The
1st section of this bill requires the Captain on a
penalty to deposit in the Sheriff's office, as soon
as he enters port, a list of the negroes he has on
hoard, with their description, Sir.
Tho second section requires "that such free
cooks, stewards, mariners, &.C shall not leave the
vessel or come on shore, except within such limits
as may be defined by the municipal authorities of
the port. For violation of this clause, the captain
or master of said vessel shall forfeit one hundred
dollars. The captain is also bound to enter into
a recognizance in one thousand dollars, with good
and sufficient security, for his faithful compliance
with the above requisitions. On the captain's re
fusal to enter into the recognizance, the free ne
gro or person shall be committed to jail, and the
Sheriff, by order of the magistrate, shall take pos
session of the vessel and retain such possession
until the recognizance has been executed or the
vessel is ready to proceed to sea, and the expenses
of arresting and detaining the vessel have been
This bill, so odious in its character, calculated
to cripple the commerce of the State, has passed
the House, and now waits the action of the Sen-
ate. The only consolation one has, in view of
such a bill, is, that it will injure the State that
passes it more than any one else. Really, wo
hardly know of a more benighted State than that
same South Carolina. N. Y. Tribune.
Almost every paper from the West brings en
couraging information respecting the progress of
anti-slavery sentiments at the South. The non
slaveholders in several of the slave states are
ready to act in the organization of the liberty
party as soon as a knowledge of its objects arc
sufficiently extended, and many of the intelligent
Gerrit Smith, Esip, on the 22d ult., forwarded
the following extract to the Liberty Piess, accom
panied by a note saying that he had that day re
ceived the letter from which the extract is taken,
"fi-oni'im esteemed friend who is a merchant in
one of the cities, of the South. There are al
ready members of the Liberty Party at the South,
i . i. . .-li i .. . -;.-wi it
ll iimt pariy win oui mainiino 113 niiyi.ij 11 tm
soon overspread not the North only, but the South,
" When running up the Mississippi with O
crowded cabin, and an unusual number of intelli
gent passengers, some of whom were from New
Orleans some from Virginia, Missouri, and other
slave states, (and these were mostly holders of
slaves) there was, for amusement, an Election
amongst the cabin passengers. Out of 75, with
very little electioneering, there were obtained 32
to 35 votes, that were decidedly abolition almost
all for J. G. Birney. Two evenings we held a
public discussion of the subject of slavery."
7'Yom llie Anti-Slavery Standard.
It appears by late letters from Oregon, that slave
ry 11111I the slave-trade in prisoners of war, exists
to much extent among the Indian tribes. Wars
arc undoubtedly made for the express purpose of
obtaining slaves. A collie of twenty is mentioned
as having been brought in by some warriors of the
Clainoth tribe. Seme of them sold for three hors
es, and some cheaper. Will Christian ministers
quote this example as authority for slavery and
the slave-trade, as they do that of ancient barba
rians ? It is just as good !
But this is not the only slavery in Oregon. The
emigrants who have gone thither, have carried
slaves. This we suspected long ago, but were
never able, until lately, to verify the suspicion.
At last we met a Missourian from the emigrating
region, and in answer to interrogatories, he aih.
milted that slaves were carried to Oregon; that
I 'heir masters, however' considered them f- .0
j But th- ,n-re,T? d the .1 ,ves the
consiiter me 111 itt ' '
lain 11,; iitnvmntio,), ,tf,niih to havu it distinctly
understood, a-, on 1 1 ' 1 f, tli it the Oregon emi
grants are malm, territory; and when
our laws shall be j. v- f ver it, and our money
given to f.irtilv, improve and protect it, the set
tlers will milnjy those la
they contain any in
terdict of slavery or the slave-trade.
Mr. J. N. T. Tu'tker, mentions the following
touching incident. Arc there not other ministers
who need a similar warning?
'While in Camden, recently, I was deeply im
pressed with the sublime dignity of the anti-slavery
reform, by an incident that occurred there.
A lady of dei p and consistent piety, who is a
member of one of the churches in that place
(w hose pastor is an abolitionist ( !) but is afraid
to vote (!) or say a word in favor of the cause lest
he shall "Sive unnecessary oli'cnse to some dear
saint!!") was supposed to be dying, and sent for
her neighbors, and among thein her Pastor. Af
ter exhorting all in turn, she called the minister to
her bedside and faithfully reproved him for his si
lence on the subject of slavery, and exhorted hint
to deal faithfully with the people of his charge, lest
jn th(j (Iny ()f ijs accmlllt at last) ,ie sllouj fiml
that the opposition of the people and their hatred
of emancipation should be traceable to his neglect!.
Those who witnessed the scene describe it as very
affecting. Several pro-slavery men were present
and notwithstanding their hatred of abolition,
were affected to tears by the heart touching ap
peal of this dying woman.'
In the Congressional proceedings of the" last
week there is but little to fix attention, except ik
statement by Mr. Archer, chairman of the com
mittee on Foreign Affairs, that a minister from
England, fully empowered to settle the Oregon
'l'"'""', llllil- expected.
The 21st Rule has been debated a good deal,
Mr. Adams quietly sitting by to enjoy the new
movement in favor of the liberty of Petition.
As to political movements it is notorious now
that tho President and his friends aro strongly op
posed to Mr. Van Buren. It is also confidently
affirmed that Mr. Calhoun is and will be equally
so, regardless of the Democratic Convention in
the spring. And a Washington correspondent of
the Boston Courier asserts that Messrs. Rives,
Webster, Gen. Scott, and others, have buried all
differences and agreed to unite in support of Miv
We notice that the nomination of Mr. Suethcn
to be Solicitor in the Land Office in the place of
Charles Hopkins, Esq., removed, has been unani
mously rejected by the Senate.
Prospects. The decisions in tho House of
Representatives, within tho last two days, upon
questions connected with the Tariff, may, we sup
pose, be considered test questions. So considered ,
they confirm the impression upon our mind, here
tofore conveyed to our readers, that the existing
Tariff w ill not he touched at the present session
of Congress.

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