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"Give me liberty orgive tne Death l
X IT M BE It 14.
; U"ll;JjiJjiinfliiiJii 11:11 v. i1 iJifiri.
. P UBL IF i fs D E VER Y 8.1 TURD A F-
In human's hiuldine. Main st. near the Union House.
J. C. ASPCNWAIiIjj Kdttor.
the question of abolition." I know lull well tliut
the South consider their institution of slavery, too
sacred to !)o touched, hence they have raised the
cry "you cuivt touch it," and the. northern apolo
gias for slavery echo back "you cart t toucli it;"
mid, "you can't touch it," lias made the welkin
riii;; from Maine to Georgia, and from the Allan-
tic Ocean to the Lakes. How much l.ui i the
J. l'OLt), Publisher,
t e it m s :
Single copies $ 1,50 in ail Jaace, or $2,00 after the ex
piration of three months from the time of subscribing. efforts to destroy the freedom
All papers sent at the exper.se ol the subscriber?.
tt3 Advertisements inserted at the usual charges.
ICP Transportation of papers will in no case be paid
-by the publisher, unless a special agreement to the con
trary is made. ,-31
fCJ1 Book and Job Work of every description thank
fully received and executed with neatness aim dispatch
Wuitsfield, 0 Skinner
JVortCttsr, Rev 1! Folsom
Bradford, J D Clark
JBrookfield, D Kingsbury
Do S M Biyelow
Chelsea, Harry Hale
Corinth, Rev A D Smith
do J Fellows
Fairlee, G May
Newbury, Rev S Sias
Randolph, E Eastman
Strafford, A Warner
Post Mills, L Hinkley
Thetford, Rev A C Smith
W Topsham, Uev S Leavitt
Tunbridge, W B Scott
Vershire, B O Tyler '
Burlington, D Fish
Charlotte, C Grant
Hinesburgh, A Beecher
XVilliston, W1I French
NFerrisburg Rv C Prindle
Cornwall, Rev Mr Wright
Vergennes, A Spraguc
Enosburg, i Fuller
Montgomery, J Martin
St Albans, L Brainard
Hardwick, W Wheatley
Lyndon, Mr Skinner
Peacham, Rev 1 D Rust
Vfaldcn, S Farnswortli
Albany, Rev G Putnam
Barton, w Seaver
Coventiy, J Hurd
Craftsbury , A Stimpson
do E Cook
Glover, Rev R Mason
Greensboro', G II Page
Holland, C lljbinson
Iruiturgh, Rev J Clark
do . R nkinner
Lowell, J 1) Harding
Morgan, Rev 1) Packer
Troy, A J Row ell
Cambridge, M Safford
Eden, C Fisk
Elmore, Dea Camp
Uydepwlc, E P Fitch
Johnson, A W Caldwc'
Mnrristown, J We;-l
Sloti), B 11 Fuller
Waterville, H A Fisk
do O D Pago
y'jc(t,J Smith
it!iJ,Ri'V 1) Field
Cavendish, Uv W F Evans
Chester, O Hutchinson
Rt'.hcster, Rev Wm Scales
Roiulton, D Woodward
Sharon, V Metcalf
Woodstock, T Hutchinson
Brandon, J W Hale
Rutland, R R Thrall
Wallingford, Rev Mr Con
stantine Jt 1) E Nicholson
Manchester, I) Roberts jr
Rockingham, Rev Mr Bar
Tawnshend, W P Shafter
Wilminzlon; O L Shafter
Wardsboro'. Dr. 1) 11yd
Hammonds Mill.-, Dr. S R
Jamaica, Rev. M Spencer
Fayettville, h Atwood
Dover, P P Perry
South have in the truth ol such assertions, let t.teir
of speech and the
press, and the right of petition, answer. Let ab
olitionists instead of being swerved from their
stratght-forw ard course, by this heartless cry, an
swer as did the gallant Col. Miller, when asked it
he could storm a fort, " I'll try sir." Let
abolitionists be true to their principles, and ut
ter having done all that they can do.if the adminis
tration of the government must pass into ;'nj hand;
of a duelist ur.d slaveholder, on the one hand, or a
vile sycophant who would sell his country's
dearest rights for a mess of pottage, on tiie other;
he the responsibility on the, head of those who
choose such men to rule over them. "W'o may rest
assured, that, so long as abolitionists can be bro't
to follow in the wake of the two great parties, or
even to withhold their votes, bo that our numbers
inav bo enterely overlooked when the votes are
counted, that no regard win ue pant to oui
cs in the selection of candidates for office by either
parties: but, if we ever become, in point of mini
hers and influence, so formidable as to make it for
the interest of either ol the two parties to consiiu
feelings with regard to the selection of candi
c . .... -ii .i
dates for office, then, and not till tlien, win uivy
present us with candidates for whom we may con
' . . .. i :(
scientiotlsly vote. 1 say men peseven., aim
. ... I .1 L.n. ntif imti';
may do ins rumeiiiai in iikiuumjim uu. twi...j
fi oin the iron srasp of slavery, we shall never re-
ri-..f Him in'ivntinn we inav have sulfeied. But if
our beloved country must sink, under the dispen
itions of the retributive justice, perhaps it may
be said of us, as our blessed bavior saitl ot a wo-
on a certain occasion, " she hath done what
2 This net of moral ami poionl turpitude was
not enoii"h. Either the snv. holders demanded
additiona? evidence of Mr. Van Duron's servility,
or he was too anxious to his zeal in behalf
of slavery, to wait for tho demand for in March,
1836 he wrote some politick friends in rsorth
Carolina, distinctly declaring t'mt if elected to the
presidency, he wouid veto any inn uiai iiiigiu ue
pned by both houses of Congress, for the aboli
tion of slavery in the District of Columbia ' against
tho wishes of the slavchnlding States' thus mak
in" the slave power paramount to tho will of a ma
jority of the pcnple of the United States, constilu
tinnnllv exoresscd.
3 Even this was not enough-; In his inaugural
address, March 4, 1837, ho thus renewed his alle
giance to the slave power:
" Perceiving, before my eleexion, the deep inter
est this subject slavery was eginning to excite,
I believed it n solemn duty to fully make known
mv sentiments in regard to K And now, when
.,,.i-v iniitivc. for niisrenrnse .Vion has passed a-
I trist flif'V v.-i be TTv. Iv wslwt
ii nillM'-ctnttl I. At least, tliev v. iJl be mv standard ol
fund net in the nnth before inc. 1 then declared
that if the desire ot those ot my countrymen vvno
fiivoriib e to mv election was giatihea, t
must "o into the presidential ciiairtne innexiuie
ami uncompromising opponent of every attempt on
the part of Congress to auoiis'i siaveiy in me u
trict of Columbia, against the wishes of the slave
holding States, mid also with a det'rmination c
quallylecided, to resist the slightest interference
with it in the States where it exists.' I submitted
also, to my fellow citizens, w ith fulinssaud frank
ness, the reasons which led me to this determina
tion. The result authorises mo to believe that
thev have been approved, and are confided in by
a majority of the people of the United States, in-
cludiu" those whom they most lmiiicuiaieiy juiun.
It now only remains tor meto add thnt?iOiut con
flicting with these views can ever receive my con
sti.tuli.rmal sanction.'
' If the agitation of this subject
was intended to reach the stability of our institu
tions, enousrh has occurred to show us that it has
signally failed, and in this, as in every other in
stance, the apprehensions of the timul and the
vote with the party that seeks to elevate such men
to the hiirh nlaces of nower? No, there is but one
course left for ns, as voters, to pursue, and that is,
to vote against every and any party that labors for
the political deration of slave holders and pro
slavery men! Thus alone can we maintain our
integrity, preserve unimpaired our ' moral sua
sion.' recoil our testimony tortnc slave, win tne
resoect of all narties. and receive the blessing ot
the God of the poor and the oppressed. Vi. Free.
Justice in Tennessee.
Some time since, there came to our
residence a
young colored woman, whose husband had been
arrested in Nashville, and cast into jail, on suspi
cion of being a runaway slave, blie showed us a
letter which she had received, dated Nov. 12th,
fVmn which wn extract tho following:
"I remain in prison yet, and don't know when I
shall get out. The peojdo of this place took me
.... nn aiwnifinn of beiiur a runaway from some
person in the lower country. Dut they have not
found any one to claim me, and never will.
My lawyer came to see me three times, and of
f,.irft tn nrtend to mv case for fifty dollars, but I
had no- money to offer; so I have not seen him
since. 1 have been in prison so long, that my pris
on fees amount to a hundred dollars or more, and
thrty say that if I am in prison twelve months, I
will be sold out for jail fees."
His name is Alfred Peclett married only a few
months had been running on tho river the last
ton vesn-s. His wife was much distressed, and
and wanted to know what could be done. We ad
vUnil her to ffet a codv of his "free papers" from
the Clerk in Cincinnatti, and we would do all we
i...iill We nnened nt once a corresdoiulence wirn
highly respeciuble lawyers in Nashville, and for
warded the papers. Their answer was, that they
had examined Peelett, and did not believe he was
fro.. flint his stnrv was contradictory that some
person there said that he once belonged to a lady
in Louisiana. They therefore thought him not
worthy of tho attention bestowed on him. ins
jail fees they said amounted to $98, nnd he would
be sold to pay them. No claimant had appeared,and
it was clear that he still was retained on more sua
knowledge of the whole subject, wiser in their own
conceit than seven men who can render a reason.
Like the " traveled fool" in the fable, they are
ready to slop the mouth of the gainsayer with 'I've
seen and sure I ought to know.' And so, per
haps they pvght but, as a matter of fact, their"
ignorance upon the subject is only paralleled by
their impudence. We shall not so libel Christian
ity and its founders, ns to intimate that these men
are the ministers of Christ the meek, the lowlyj
the compassionate, who came to preach deliver
ance to the captives, the opening of the prison
doors to those who were bound. They are mai-
festly wolves in sheep's clothing, and as such,
Christianity repudiates them. Christian Freeman.
Extract from Alvan Stewart.
suiuuc, t , forwarded another letter, asking
'. ... . i tUm .,d.ot her bv the navment of his mil lees he
ei mom, uiu ugcu.i ...ow.. v.. vl - i i -p
'. ., . !...! . ..f ,1. ....,.,.... a ov- nr.nl.1 nn lm rfdnnseih 11 id II fi
she could."
Miron Owen, Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y.
Stale Ascnits-
The following gentlemen are authorized by the State
Committee of the Liberty Party, to act as their Agents in
this State, in Lecturing, collecting funds for the cause,
and obtaining subscribers for the Freeman,
Rev. Georgc Putnam, Albany.
Chauncey L. Knafp.EsL, Montpclier,
Rev. John (jlekd, vvoicou.
II It. Garnet. Troy, N
Rev. C. C. Briggs, Randolph.
D. Nicholson, Esq. Wallingford
Rev. A. St. Clair,
t- rwr prtI iwn Mnntnclier.
, , -
rv,. frin,U rchn wish to obtain the services ot Mr.
,i0;rn,l in rnrmsnond with the Editor of the
UUlam, aiv 1
Freeman, at Montpelier, on the subject.
Horn nnd there, indeed, scones ot dangerous ex
citement have been witnessed, and a reckless dis
regard for the consequences ot their conduct, nas
exposed individuals to the popular indignation,
but neither masses of the people, nor sections of
the country have been swerved from their devotion
to the bond of union, and tho principles it has
made sacred."
In the Hue pro-slavery spirit, the murderous
mobs with which-abolitionists were assailed du
,.;.,, ilmun triinlilemis times, are virtually justified
by this democratic president, and the responsibili
ty of exciting the c popular indignation,' is charg
ed upon the 'reckless disregard for the conse
quences' exhibited by the abolitionists! The ef
frontery of such n charge can only be equalled by
he stuniditv or hypocrisy of the abolitionists who
tt'm.. nf the oligarchy of the South, or the despo- ...m vole for such a shameless defender of slavery.
,.., nf . vto look candidly at the facts which ,i i i..Uer addreed to .Vitltcr Leake, E?q
. ..' i .,:.!,.. M.. V... llnrnllV 1VT ....I. fi..
Manin Van Buren.
't'hlc ninn will uiiniiestioiiablvbe the noin'mec of
for the nresidencv. The
UlIIIUI J J 1 . v . -
evidences of this arc too many and too significant
to admit of a doubt of this result. The matter
may bo considered ns already settled. We there
fore ask honest democrats those who really be
lieve in the equality of nil men before the govem
.,.t nn, I t Iui urn iiiiwilliii!' to submit to the dic-
For the Green Mountain Freeman,
Shall the Liberty Party lie. Disbanded.'
Well Mr. Editor." We are all abolition
ists;" so say the Democrats and so say the Whigs.
So I suppose we may as well throw up our caps
and disband. " We will go with you heart and
hand," says my neighbor whig, "if ah! if
but there are other great interests, that ought to be
attended to." To be sure, and. what are they?
" Why a Tariff to protect Domestic manufactures,
the distribution of the proceeds of the public lands,
National bank &c." -Well, really neighbor whig,
do you expect to obtain a Tariff for protection
without the aid of southern Whigs? "Why
dont know as I do exactly." I suppose you arc
nwnvA that tho south considers a Protective Tariff
ns oiioeed to their peculiar interests; cotisequunt-
a in nnl tn obtain the support of southern
whigs, you must make sueli concessions, as wm
satisfy the slaveholders that your abolitionism
means nothing.
Well I am an abolitionist, but I can sco no
; innvin n third partv, because we have noth-
ine to do with slavery; you can't touch it.
can the democrats touch
Cau the
Whigs touch it? "O.iio." AVell but wnat ca.
we do ? " Why I think if the Abolitionists - would
unite with the whigs, we might get a tariff." Oh '
I understand it now. If the seventy-five or ono
hundred thousand abolitionists, will just ahaudon
theWhitfrt, we shall
inuir ji juuii'iva am
all together ho able to make so much greater sac
rifice, and pay so much deeper homage to the
slave power than the Democrats possibly can, that
. they will give us a Tariff, Now, perhaps they
would and perhaps they would'nt. It strikes my
mind, that the south would soliloquiso something
like this. " If theso northern whigs are honest,
and not hypocrites; in other words, if they are re
ally abolitionist, as thoy say they are, then as soon
n we rrrant them this one desire of their hegrtS,
this dnrlinff obieet. a nrotectivc tariff, why then
.u ...:ii v, r,;,.ol Alinlitinnists and what
UlOjr Will jyn. mi.nm.ut
will become of our peculiar domostic institutions
nr. ;. ...:n i. "r.i ta mnnnoro so ns to
VV 13 lllilltv Ifc ,lll uyi ,iyKi.yji
keep the Whigs and Democrats all the time in
rtiihhlfi nbout n Tariff, a U. S. Dank, Sub-treas
"i '
,n iiresent. sliowinsr either Mr. Van Duren's
utter subserviency to the slaveholders, or his i sym-
,,Ith nriBtnf.rnc.v and desnollsiTl. wini-n-
...:. ...n., i. i.r. .w innvnrthv the suilraues ot
freemen and no one who truiy nates siavei vu.
vote for any man who will prostitute ms oiiie .u
influence to the base and cruel purposes of tile
slaveholder. That Mai tin V an uureii nas none
this, a"ain and. again, wo have the most ample
..:.i..?.t. in ttm t'lillnwin'r facts which we have
carefully collated from reliable sources.
1. While Mr. Van Buren was Vice President,
a bill, originated in tho Senate during the session
of 1835-6, prohibiting post masters from delivering
' any pamphlet, newspaper, handbill, or other punt
ed paper or pictoral representation touching the
i i r - J fit nt i in whir.h their cir-
culalion'is prohibited by law.' I he whole history
of republican legislation may be challenged to lur-
. . . : l ...,,1 .i.ni1.iL'titii
nish a parallel to tins lyi minium um. uiiuiu,hh..-
tional measure the avowed otiject ot which was,
.,. i. ;i,i o ,rnll nf defence arouiidthe hated system
n, imiiu w ...... - . .- .
r..i .... or. 1. 1 it 1 1 nni Rtrnnsr tint I lie smut oi
iii.nrt nnn, neither overleap nor batter it down.
1 ' J ' .. I 1 I ... II ......nnl.a nf
'I'r. .,1'ntiwi t ie s avenoiuui Hum tin
li-ht and truth, and permit him to crush humani
tv without rebuke, our most sacredly-guarded con-
. i... i.,... .lo.ini pvpi-v nettv
stitutionat rignis in uiivu. v..,,... ,
Southern postmaster was to be converted into a
hunter of sedition among the mail hags, and licen
sor of the press, and his fiat was to decide what
mii'ht and what mignt not uecnoinaiu. .n...... w.
people Had this bill become a law, tne (icoiaia
tion of independence itself could not have had free
passago through the southern mads nor any con
gressional or legislative uuuai .u..
the elodiiont letters and
eci oi bii"j 1 . .
speeches of Cassius M. Clay nor, in short, any
I. . ...I.. r. Uinif i n rt lipt lull t he
printc'! document v.imu.vi;i, ... .r.. - -
in-lit r the safety, or the expediency, ol degrad-
in limn to tho condition of a beast ! A pretty
piece of legislation, truly, for a republican and
Christian people. And look at tho precedent that
would be thereby established. This bill was bu
. ru.. .l.1L.i...inti..n -.f civil ami
rcli"ious liberty. ' If every paper touching the
subject of slavery might be suppressed, then the
same fate might as constitutionally no .m...... -every
paper touching the doctrine of the lrinity.
If one constitutional' right might thus be sacrificed,
then nii"ht another, and another, till not even u e
shadow of lioerty should remain, and we should
become the vassals of the slave power, at whose
behest our rights had been sacrificed. Vet, ab
surd, wicked, unconstitutional as was tins 'Dill
of Abominations,' as it passed through tho pro
gressive steps of legislation, till, upon the ques
tion of its engrossment, tho vote stood 18 to is.
s President of the Senate, iur. van duiuu u
re.mired to civc his casting vote and he gave his
vote in favor of slavery; and, as a reward ot his
unutterable baseness, ue receive i, no. u n,
c'winni'ml election. 01 electoral votes, by
"lM l"T .. i. ...u Ti,ln..t nf thnlTnitnd
means ot wmcu nu ucuumo j. .r..... . ,
States The bill was ultimately defeated but no
thanks to Mr. Van Dtireu that it did not become a
law. Ho gave suihoicnt oviuoiu-o ins " is-
ness to violate tho uonstiuuiou useu, hi ma "..
bowiri" of the kneo to tne nam smrii i siuvu..y,
IfipR the dearest uueiesis in it uuuuui mi .v
nf North Caro Una, under date, v asmngiou,
March 27th, 1840. (another presidential election
was then approaching,; Mr. v un liuren writes:
ii t imcn ri.i-fit'ed vnnr letter of the 21st inst
and can have no objection to say in reply, that the
sentiments in my letter to Junius Amis and others,
initio r.th nf March. 1836. and substantially re-
.wintr.d in mv inaujrural address, ARE Not Only
UU - '
r. ti, ..d.r.ln rnnise nf Mr. Van Burcti's ad
.. i . ....n...i..
ministration w line tne mcuinoeiu ui mu pirai"-"
cv, was subservient to the interests ot slavery.-
1 1. nr. natillll.fi. Sfl I.'ll- aS OU1 KllUWItUJC c""-
,r,,i I... fr.i- n moment lose si'ht of the fact that he
.mi i.u .w. ----- -1 , I.
was to do the bidding ot the slave power, ins
f thn Africans of the Amistuu
HJIlVlUl. ill L'"- ' - i
;a iit nn illustration of his ceneral course, wner
ever the interests of .the 'peculiar institution' are
involved. Though our readers generally are la
ith the facts in this case, n brief recapitu
latiou of them may not be unacceptable to out-
readers. From the official correspondence com
mnnieatcd by the President to Uongrcss in com
plianee with Mr. Adams' resolution, it appears
I -.r 11 , C... .1... .11-1111-
t hnt Mr. Villi 131 tell Was llll.iuua mi uii
dcr of these Africans to the Spanish Government.
" The Spanish government had claimed them,
NOT as property, 'not as slaves, oui as assassins
ineiii iituvi ---- y . ,
.rtiitil not t released: and if so. w hether the busi
ness could be transacted by correspondence, in
,.0,-ni- tbpv k.iv. that "that there seems to ue no
doubt that he can be proved a slave, but he can
not be sold before the month of April next. 'I he
fees will amount to something like f 200; but ho
cannot be released by paying them, us our laws
require that ho should be sold for what he will
bring, and if he sells for more than the jail fee3,
the remainder goes to the county."
The facts, then, are these. Alfred Peelett, a
who has been running on the Western wateis
the last ten years, and has his free papers record
ed in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, was seized last
April in Nashville, on suspicion ot Doing n ruua-
1 i - . :..:t ...1. ,.... I. Imj Inin ever
way, anu cast nuo j.ui, inra
. ' .... . . i... ,i.,l.. ft.ot hn ..tin lin
since; "there seems to oe no unum -
proven a slave," though no person una ii.iu...c..
to claim him duiing the eight or nine months he
has been incarcerated, and no proot nas neen oi
fercd: he is to be kept in jail till next April, when
his fees will amount to uu, nun wuen " '
sold for the highest price he will bring, the sur
plus over $200 going to the county; and an tins in
the teeth ot the lice papers, ueunng u;
seal of Ohio without a claimant wuhoih u
sinole article of evidence to jirove that no is a
slave, but on a bare suspicion, and because it
seems that he is! ..... ,
Such arc the atrocities of slavehoidmg law, suen
its cool disregard of the authority ot the tree otate
.f ru: Tii it. cnlnrni man was a resident in
Ul Will". n . . (. 1
this State, and has the certificate ot his irceuom,
stamped with its seal. And yet mere hearsay and
suspicion, and an it seems so are 10 wcig . u.
with the slaveholders of Nashville, than the offi
cial act of the.sovereign State of Ohio; and the
man whom she is bound to protect, is to uc sum
into eternal slavery to pay his jail fees, and to pay
the county a bonus for depriving him of his liber
" The case of Alfred Peelett is but one
of the same kind. Cincinnati Herald.
of manv
Pro Slavery Ministers.
Wo 1,-ive nn svinnathv with that intensely un-
charatible and fauatical spirit, which denounces
ministers and churches in masses, as pro sjavery,
,! niithriviWivelv declares that their destruction
Ullll uuniu. i. -j - -
m,!at r.recnr e the abo ition ot cnattei servnu.iu ...
' . r, i 1 t 1.
But Secretary Forsyth, hi corresponditig with the tl South. Siich zealots
it..:..i s;t,.t..ii i istrwt Attor iev ior (juniitoirui. oi sou us iiit-.v " u, ...... i..-.- .- .
' . . . r-.i... c... ,i,. ,i, sr,..n;li l:c i. tin.;.- .intPititieied zeal than even wiser
avers, in tne tace oi tuu mu-, iu in- imu..u ..j ,,,.. o i;t,i ,.
iutni. mi r ii nnei tnem as ouamsn pruua i, n m uiucr .iicn u...- u.. .v-.-
ii 1 1 1. la..-.
"'" - . . r .ii r ...... .!. .-hn rnornrrl tnuaiiwi n-v un iniii... ii.wu
directs the attorney to talec care tna no p.o- lSect nave we ior in. u.-w i ' ."" ""..o. cornor stone of the Republic
v. e i ' t I ..in t nf nnv ntner luui- n t ie nets anu ODliiiona ui m . r, . .. ....... i . - .
ceeiimsoi y"' '"uilv"""i " j ------- , . . . ,,nn t nr uotl will sureiy e avenged
cial tribunal, place the vessel, cargo or slaves i,e- CCssanly r.gnt, anu o ,c ,u- " thi. Th(, No,.tU could
lie re
i tim ...i.iti-ii nf ihe eihrat lxecunve.'
J ... . ... .......... ikn nn.irt MPfl
was an evu lent attempt to uv u. av mv, --..u
.i,n i.n nniit'.vna nut of their hands, and restore
.i.n.n n. nmixii-tv.' under the treaty with Spuln
Thn IT. S. Schooner Grampus, Lieut. Paine, was
f Connecticut tor
'that viiirnose. while the trial was pending, with
thn view of hurrvintr them on board, before an ap-
lo in their lavor ! un tins poim
ncta ni.i onmions asiwruii". i
nnd those oopoBilo classes nre alike wrong.
Yet, while we condemn notn tne censmi: u.i.i
thu proido of ministers w hich is undiscriminating,
i. .... ,ir,0;.,n tn chinld thn nro slav c.rii clerirv
WU lllliu un ..i.oii'J l" .t,"--", - u 0(
from the just rebuke and condemnation of every
freedom loving man. But who may be justly call-
. ,i . ..!? T in tact that a man statins u-
UM fit ...v.j,.. - - -
loot from our atiti-siavery orgaui,.i'.ivn
The guilt and culpability of this nation in rela
tion to the crime of slavery has increased fourfold
for in 1840 was the first year the nation had a road
pointed out leading to, and terminating in, deliver
ance of this nation from it3 fetters and crimes.
But the guilty nation saw the road the great
highway of emancipation of their enslaved mill
ions. But thoy said, we have certain roads we
must travel, tor our own proht, lienor and glory.
We have a Bank road, Distribution road, Tariff
road, and the great office road: these we most
travel, and inspect, and keep them in repair. But
in a little month after this party came into power,
on the bosom of a flood that swept from ocean to
ocean across the continent, and inscribed its tro
phies on a loftier point than had ever been wit
nessed before in any struggle for official suprema- ,
cy, the Chief surrendered his claim to presidential
honors for the silence of tho sepulchre.. The sec
retaries of War, Treasury, Navy, and Postmaster
General, whom he had summoned as the corner
posts of his empire, disappeared in one hundred
days after Tyler's administration commenced.
The Vice President pro tempore of the Senate,
Mr. Southard, passed from , the Senate Chamber
to become a permanent tenant of the house ap
pointed tor all living. 1 lie first Congress ot May,
'41, revolved in a whirlpool of unorganized absur
dity some fifteen days, without presiding officer
of the House, while each member of the House
had written up his own judgment of condemnation
and stultification on slavery, each man in the 20
or 30 votings on the 21st rule had voted for its re
neal and its continuance better representing' the
confusion to be expected in Bedlam, than the dig
nified consistency of the Legislature of this great
empire. But it was the confusion of opinions, fol
ly writing its history on Congressional records.
It was this great and mighty party, who had so
many interests of its own to take care of, that it
became one of the elements of its own existence,
only to look after its own existence, which as they
believed, required tho interests of humanity to bo
crushed, the more effectually to secure their own.
Miserable policy wretched selfishness. Wliat
should we think of that man who, to aid his own
interests, should consent to bis sister's shame and
a brother's ruin, and when they stretched out their
hands to him for help, he should reply, an essen
tial element of his prosperity consisted in his bro
ther's robbery and his sister's concubinage, and
that lie must take care of himself. It was too
soon, by many years, to think of looking into their,
affairs. " Is there not some hidden curse, some
bolt in heaven's armory, red with uncommon
wrath, to destroy the man who owes his greatness
to his brother's ruin?" The two slaveholding
leading Whigs, Tyler and Clay, quarreled with
infinite selfishness, and in 100 days dashed this
mi'dity party to atoms, on the question which
should be the Presidential candidate in 13-11. Lo
garc, the Attorney General, was summoned in a
moment of national hypocrisy, by death's quo
warranto, to answer at the uar ot eternal justice, ,
why slaveholders came .to the shrine of Bunker
Hill, the cenotaph of the venerable dead, who per
ished fighting against tyrants, to establish the ben
eficence of God in giving nil men freedom, and
equal right to the protection of his mercy and his
The little spaco of two ami a half years had not
gone, before the bond of union was dissolved in the
bitterness of invective poured out on one of its
surviving presidential idols of 1840 so that they
would leave their beds at midnight to express thoir
hatred to John Tyler, and shout the praises of the
slave holding Harry until "dewy morn." In a
moment of wind, of gun powder, fdaveholding su
premacy, self glorification, tho Peacemaker sent
up Upshur, Secretry of State, Gilmer, Secretary
of Navy, and Kennon, Comodorc, with others, -to
the God of Peace, to explain this shocking impie
ty. Tho nation, in the midst of these indistinct
proclamations of heaven's abhorrence of our vil
lainy, appoint, by acclamation, the nulhfier Cal
houn to till the ranks loll vacant by Korah and A-
biram. Yes, appoint u man who founds a nation s
and women, and tuu
on blooding hearts.
of such n nation as
veto northern Secretaries,
and John C. Spencer, a Northern Judge, but the
moment the prince of human villainy is offered as
tho successor of the heaven avenged, he is made
so by acclamation of the Senate. Liberty Press.
, does not
PCU coll i 10 mane ill men ni.ui i ---. luiu uv.... "... j , -.. , .,
1 , r v; , lf'.ii-c,!, t tho D strict Ln. Win him tn the name. Chanililia did this WlllIC
Uic direction ui wm;.. ...... J ' ' i" - ;.,,: ,w;
..if. I.i. it Ho envc II II ..nftr vii ni ni irri'H . t . iiii iiuwi.ii
attorney is suiue.cuu; ; I r" 0" mwi,,. the avowed be-
: .. r.i ... to one h na i nntiemntnil. 1110 t.nn tn ntinression. INC lliei does
decision oi me vu... i in - uv,. . -rr --- -, . . i r
i. . i ii i . : . ,A ,n',niiuii inrn nvf.pii- i a .,- . ii, , iii'nMin iiitv ni stunt: a i.i v v;imi..v-. n
nncr ot t nc iresiiieiit is w . v,....... ...tv iic ... j - --- . ,
tion unless aii appeal should actually have .boon are free confess that we havet-ot
XI . . nnl ll T?llf II IIII I'l illllLtl I I lirihlltltl Tllt'll llilVH llblil nid'i ......j.... a
" r .." ,. ... V ..c .u..:.. ri.;..;.,nWv A nrn
that it Win oe interposed. ... " i. tnv ufvorv. rOur rea
...i-o i.in-iiii'nu nnssi ) e. to net me nu- is a very iiuin is uho " .n, ,a, v
vvjim lu umv iui,.3i,i ..... .. ..- , .ii. - . . .. , . ....... t .
The name of the
gun which exploded on board tbo
IVJ Bll. ------ ,
...t;nn .f the vi est svsteni ot oppression mat
'..' o.,n nw.' Whether ho did this from a
un; nut. v.. ... ---- .
love of slavery or from a desire to secure southern
votes, it is not necessary to inquire ior in uiuim
case it shows the character of his Democracy, and
his unfitness to he trusted with any office in the
ift of freemen. If we still possess tho freedom ol
ili,,rn. it is only because Mr. Van Buren, in
conjunction with the slaveholders,. .-ould not wrest
. i .i -i ...,t..ii tlini-n a
.n-n.ia mi hnnrn tne ura onus, iiliu.u .......
hn time cnoutrh to enter the appeal !'
What generous heart docs not swell with indig-...,f-..i,i
;,.;,. nf thiu horrible conspiracy to de-
liver over to a cruel death these kidnapped Atn-
i. ... ..,.;.i nun., thnir cantors. Wd'O BC-
cans, wini, in nams "'" - r- - ,.,.,
i i, .1.,. unirit nf our revolutionary tatlicts
,i ,n.,. nn morn .Miiltv of crime than were the
heroes of Bunker Hill! Martin Van Buren was
thu chief conspirator against the lives of these in
.. .nn., nnil wn nwn no thanks to him that the
'whole country was not involved in Wood guilti
ness hy their delivery to the wretches who thirsted
ui:.. i.in T.nf thnsR vote for nun who
ri ,.,;ii;nrfiv Imup surrendered these hunted
W UUItl it iiiiv'hij ""w
Sll.Ui"v;ia iu vuiuu , ,
Mr. Van Buren, by his anundatu sei vices ... m
cause of slavery, has won me uueuvmmu nut.
ith southern principles.
professed democrat, ho has servilely done tho bid
nnd has practically rcpu-
diate.1 all the principles of freedom, m his tullic
sit.n to the interests of slavery. Can we then, as
. ,.i.niw'.,,n.t. sustain him ? Can wc
ders need not be told that the Latin word pro, is
translated by our word for.) JNo matter wnetner
nr nf ilninination. or covetoustiess, or
lUlt V.1 1..1-, v., . .
a dread of excitement, or a fear of public opinion,
renders him pro slavery the term is jtisiiy appli
ed to all who are for slavery, under existing cn
cumstanccs. , ,
According to this definition, there arc pi o siave-
rv ministers m Connecticut, iioiwhiiiii.i.b
J . . r. l .1.... tt .......... l.nrlv hlil'P
i... mi m sn ntten inane, mat tni.i i..... . ,.
1133V-I ...... , j -" ' . . ,
:., ,.ncn,l tn Kh.vnrv " There arc those who nut
only refuse to do anything for the cause ot einan
!.., ,.d,.. Jtnfi.lilv nnnose every WOil Ml-.
Estimate of Nouthern Congressmen. A
friend w ho generally judges correctly with regard
to public men, writes in a lute letter:
" I have no confidence in any of the men in
Congress, to do anything for the slave. No, they
dare not. Each is man terrified w ith the only
word of any use 'Abolition.' Each man must
enter, a protest, yes, a cowardly protest, ' I, I am
not an abolitionist,' and lest it should be forgot
ten bv his Imuirhtv masters, be repeats it at every
amile and corner of his speech, '1 am not a modern
abolitionist.' What are you Sirr arc you a slave
holder 'Oh no I do not believe in slavery; I do
not believe in slavery, nor in Abolition.' Well
then, what do you believe.' 'Why, 1 heiievc l
believe, I'm a cowardly fool.' So do I. And this
is the case of all the Northern memuers, exeepi
Adams and Giddiugs. Liberty Herald.
but who steadily oppose every we
... tl..it mi, I nnd itnniouslv 0U0t
rCOieil C11VI11 IV. mn. v,...., , t . , ,.,,,
Bible in, the justification ot that system w h.el . 1 1 . y
not bo . inaptly termed " the transcript of hell
"r - " ' ... . nnrth . Thev hear
tnrowu out iipv". mv. - - ,i
- ..f in. Tiin sicni suuei ni!.', t" u.........
S .nd thi spiritual death intiieted npcu, the
. rl v'tn.T w 1 a s tel. . ii'.',."
Slave, ". .M'j , .... Tl,...,
that such stories nre anonuon n. j
l linnn n tHl nnlllll. SCC11 IIIU
.-Lhiunrv ilressed till for show, and have t
1 . . ... " ivT-....t. ...wi. i,n i.mst pomtirrheiikivel
turned to uiu tv i ,
side oi
Phayer. The act of praying, says Coleridge,
is the very highest energy ot which the human
heart is capable : tiraving, tnat is, wun tno ioidi
concentration of the faculties. The great mass ot
worldly men and of learned men arc absolutely, in
capable of prayer. Believe me, says he, to pray
with all your heart and strength, wun me iuhbuu
and the will, to believe that God will listen to
your voice, through Christ, and verily do tho
thing ho pleaseth thereupon tins is the last, tho
"TeaK'st achievement of the Clnistinn warfare on
earth. Teach ms to pray, O Lord, to pray ns thou
wouldst have us '. . .
ury, &c.
and thus draw their, attention off from
it from us

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