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A correspondent of tho Christian Freeman,
writing from B.iltimore,gives a graphic description
of the slave trading est iihlish nic lit of Hope H. Slat-
tor, wli ) during this spring ami fall, often has on
hand throe hundred slaves. The following is his
discretion of a sale which he witnessed.
In the short time which t spent here, and nt this
time of year, when very little business is done at
tho establishment, 1 had no expectation of meeting
hi! adventure of any interest lint one occurred to
tne new, and intensely thnliug, though to one
who lias lived a few months in a slave state, tho
mo-1 common and unnoticed of occurrences. It
was simply the sale of a man a human being and
a Christian, bargained for and delivered, like a
iieast. Wlide the clerk was shewing me about
the premises, a eouplee of gentlemen nppeured at
the 4 and were immediately admitted by him.
' Well,' savs one of them, f 1 have concluded to
take him. I think it will be best to put some liand-
v.uiW on him won't it?' Tho clerk replied that
lie t'r.uight it would, and went into the office for a
pair. 0:i his return, ho called one of the nsgroes
l,v iKime :md from the corner of the yard where
half a dozen of them were standing together, a
very bright looking young man, of about 20 years
oi';:ge came up. He wore a handkerchief around
his neck inside of his shirt-collar with no coat
or hat on. As be came up, the purchaser rudely,
and !i n coarse remark, though not ill-naturedly,
pulled of his bainlkerchif, tolling him that it
was no way for a decent man to wear his cravat.
He then aked him if he had any other clothes.
The bov told him that he had a coat and hat up
on which ho was. ordered to hurry anil put them
on. Hi went into one of the sleeping depart
ments and presently, though not till he was cull
ed after for being so long, came out with a decent
looking black hat, and blue frock coat. 'Why,'
said his new master, 'you look like a Major.
Stand out here, and let us sec how you look.'
The boy said nothing. ' Can you riddle,' asked
the master. 'No, sir, I cannot,' said the boy.
'Well, you can dance, can't you let's see you
dance.' ' No, sir,' said he. ' 1 used to dance but
I have forgot how, now.' Ob,' said one of the
other men,'1 von belong to the church, I reckon
don't vou.' ' Ves sir' said the boy. 'Well,'
" Pliant as reeds where Freedom'n waters glide
Firm as the hills to stem Oppression's tide!"
H0STPEL1EB, VERMONT, FRIDAY, JOE 28, 1814.
Nominated by the National Convention, Nay, 1343
" JAMES U. BIltNEY,
" Our own slave states, and especially the more south
ern of lliem, in which the number of slaves is greater,
and in which, of course, the sentiment of injustice is
stronger than the more northern ones, are to be placed on
the list of decaying communities.
" The question now for the North finally to decide is
shall the slave states draw us down with them, and both
perish, or shall we, hv a deoided conjunct exertion of vir
tuous energy, save ourselves and them from destruction "
James O. Uirney.
" I allow not to human laws.be they primary or secon
dary, no matter by what numbers, or with what solemni
tier ordained, the least semblance of right to establish Sla
very, to make property of my fellow, created equally with
myself, in thp image of God. Individually, or as political
communities, men have no more right to enact Slavery,
than they have to enact murder, or blasphemy, or incest,
or adultery. To establish slavery is to dctluone rgir, to
trample on justice, the only true foundation of Govern
ment. Governments exist, not, for the destruction of lib
erty, but for its defence not for the annihilation of men's
rights, but their preservation." Mmey on Annexation.
FOK VICE PltliSlDENT,
THOMAS li OR 15 IS,.
" I rejoice, that the abolition of slavery throughout the
civilized world is no longer rroblematical; it seems to be
almost universally conceded that this stupendous fraud
upon a portion of the human race is fast drawing to a
close, and the great question with us is truly, what meas
ures are best suited to accomplish this desirable end in
the United Slates.
PAPERS FOR THE CAMPAIGN!
Spread the LIGHT and TRUTH!!
Deeply impressed with the conviction, that the strenu
ous efforts of the two lead ing parties to bring t freemen
of Vermont into the support of men and principles utterly
at variance with our Declaration of Independence, tho
dearest rights of man, and the positive commands of God,
should be met with corresponding efforts on the part of the
friends of freedom and humanity the publisher of this pa
per propose to funish the Freeman for twenty weeks,
commencing tho first weeli in July, and ending the second
week in November, (being one number after the Presi
dential election) at the following low rates:
Five copies, sent to one address, $2 50
Ten do . do do 4 00
Twenty do do do 6 00
Smaller or larger numbers at the same rate.
ICF" No papeis will be pent on these terms unless the
money is forwarded in advance; and in no case shall we
ineur expense in transportation.
Now, friends, what say you shall Vermont send up
her voice to strengthen the foundations of that giant Ini
quity, which drinks its daily cup of human blood, and
sends poverty and morafdeath throughout the whole land?
Or will you, by a little eliort in your towns and school
districts, procure a bunjs. of these papers, and also a
supply of tracts, and thus scatter the living coals of truth
upon the heart of every voter, until, on the approaching
Sabbath o f the freeman,
" Loud as a summer thunderbolt shall waken
A People's Voice!
Oh, let that voice go forth! The bondman, sighing,
By Santee's wave, in Mi(sissippi's cane,
Slinll feel the hope, within his bosom dying,
Let it go forth! The millicns who are gazing
Sadly upon us from afar, shall smile,
And, unto God devout thanksgiving raising,
Bless us the while."
Holley Monument Meeting,
The convention was called to order at 10 o'clock,
June 12, by J. C. Jackson, and the following offi
cers chosen : President Chas. O. Shepard, of Wy
oming: Vice Presidents J. W. Porter, of Jeffer
son, G. S. Loomis, of Onondaga, J. B. Pratt, of
Stuben. J. A. Wills, of Pittsburgh, Pa., W. L.
Calkins, of Milwaukee, W. T., Russell Wells, of
Michigan, Rev. Mr. Parmele, Mass.; Secretaries
L. P. Noble, Onondaga, D. C. Curtis, Wyo
ming, J. M. Whiton, Mass. The remainder of
the day and evening were spent in listening to ve
ry eloquent speeches from Alvan Stewart, Esq.,
H. Bradley, Genii Smith, J. C. Jackson, S, R.
Ward, Mr Wills, and others, and in raising funds
for the gratuitous distribution of Anti-slavery
June 13th. At half past 6 o'clock, A. M., the
procession formed at the Court House and march
ed to Mount Hope, (two miles distant) the place
where now repose tho remains of the lamented
Holley. A multitude were on tho spot before the
procession arrived. The number present was es
timated to be from 7,000 to 10,000 a great gather
ing, and, by the way, a proud day for the Liberty
cause. Thousands will remember with sincere &.
devout pleasure the scenes of the occasion.
The exercises commenced by singing the follow
ing Hymn prepared for the occasion by Rev. John
Pierpont, of Boston.
Air God save the King.
Here, where young Summer weaves
A screen of tender leaves,
Over thy grave,
And the wood-robin's wing
Around is fluttering,
Thy reqniem we sing,
Friend ot the slave !
For the Green Mountain Freeman.
Mr. Pierpont at Stowe,
Me. Editor: Will you ullow the public thro
your columns to be informed that a National Cel
ebration of the glorious Fourth will be had at
Stowe, up in 'spunky Lamoille,' this year. John
Pierpont, of Boston, will be the Orator of the day.
A Brass Band has been engaged to be in attend-,
ance on the occasion. Such preparations for tho
public entertainment will be made as the citizens
of our town can well furnish. We shall dispense
with the usual mere animal excitements, such as
the military show, guns, drums, the ardent in all
its forms, Sic, and endeavor to supply the place
with more of the genuine patriotic, intellectual 8t
moral. The public exercises will most likely ba
attended in the grove, if the day should be pleas
ant. The procession will form from Raymonds
Hotel, at 10 o'clock, A. M. A programme of the
further proceedings will be furnished the public on
the occasion. Per order of Committee.
Stow, June 24.
said bis master. 1 we'll have that out of you pretty
quick. You belong to my church now.' As he
said this, he went up to the boy and put the hand
cuffs on his wrists, and after a few minutes more
talk, thry went away, with the slave following m
his haiidi'ufls close behind them.
i suppose this one of the. mildest specimens of
man-selling, and that a southerner would wonder
at tho man ki.-h sensibility that could find anything
in it to be affected at but I must say that it siek
LMUH ,ennd that it was with no diminution of
disgust at slavery and of contempt for the base
trafficker who could grow rich on human sorrows,
that 1 left the human ware-house of Hope II. Slat
ter. While speaking of this individual, I nipt give
you an interesting incident connected with. him,
stated to me by a Baltimore lawyer. A few weeks
ago mi agent of Slatler, purchased a handsome
mulato girl in Virginia, and brought her to Balti
more, for the purpose of shipping her to New Or
leans. There is a law of Maryland that no slaves
from other states shall be brought into the state
and accordingly this girl, by tho operation ot the
law, was at onco free. I do not know the precise
character or tho terms of the law, but tny iuforin
unt told tne that there was no question that the
girl was legally free. She found friends in Balti
more, who interested themselves for her and a
lawycr'brought a petition for freedom, (the ordi
nary process here,) in her name, to the County
Court of Baltimore County. The case excited
much interest. The girl was so near white, that
a careless observei cold not have distinguished her
by her color, from the crowds around. Slatter
made a desperate defence, as she would of course
bo of great value to him in the New Orleans mar
ket. The case was pooily managed for her and
for this reason in part perhaps, though there seem
ed no question about the facts, the jury could not
agree in her favor. They fust came in equally
divided, and were sent out again by the Judge
and finally either agreed against her, or hopelessly
disagreed, which were the same to her as the
'presumption was against her, and she was to make
out her own case, and get a verdict in her favor,
or remain a slave. She was returned as a slave to
the merciless Slatter, nnd by him, it is supposed,
shipped off immediately to Ntfsv Orleans. Her
fate there, no one can doubt. I presume the jury
in this ease, would have decided in her favor, if
it had not been for the fact of her having really
been a slave in Virginia and though legally free
in Maryland, it seemed to their slavcholding con
sciences less a violation of right to re-condemn j
her to slavery, than it would have been to have
condemned a bona fide free person. As juries
are very apt -to do, they took tho law into their
own frauds, as well as the facts. Still as it was by
mere law, and that law a violation of natural right,
that she was a slave before, it. would seem as if
she should now, even slaveholders being judges,
have the benefit of the law, when its operations
chanced to lie in her favor. This case affords a
good illustration of the fair chance which we are
told the law in the slave States gives a free man,
claimed as a slave, to prove his freedom. He can
bring his petition for freedom against, the unjust
claimant when he is allowed the privilege of pro
ving to the satisfaction of twelve jurors, probably
slaveholders that he is a freeman not of wailing
till the claimant has proved him a slave. The
presumption is that he is a slave; and by this pre
sumption he is held, until the jury unanimously
decide in his favor. The kidnapper has only to
secure one base, unprincipled oppressor on the ju
ry, and he secures a disagreement, which is as
good for him, ns a verdict of the whole twelve in
his favor. It this man's negro hatred is not mo
tive enough, it is very easy to add motive in the
shape of money, and if the negro he a man of high
value in the market, he can well afford to pay it
very good bribe.
1 am told that thisSlatter has made himself very
rich by his slave-trading; and makes a great dis
play of his wealth in the city. I was gratified,
however, to learn that he is regarded with Con
tempt by all the respectable portion of the
community. The shiveholders'themselves despise
his business; and were it not for his wealth, he
would not firtd his wav into any society but the
lowest. His money, like money everywhere, pro
cures him some outward respect. A northern gen
tleman who has resided for some lime in the city,
told me that a slave-trader here is regarded exact
ly as we at the North regard 'a grog-seller; and
Hope II. Slatter is in society, here, exactly what
a man who had grown rich in a grog-shop, would
be in Hartford. A Methodist Society have just
been building a splendid church here; nnd on sell
ing their slips a short time ago, Slatter bid off the
most expensive one. Another geiitleinan,a wealthy
member of the church, w ithout knowing who were
to be his neighbors, bid off the one next behind.
The next Sabbath, on taking his seat, the latter
.und that the notorious slave-dealer was seated
with his family, next before him; and was to be
the obiccton which his eyes were henceforth con
stantly to rest, during divine service. On leaving
thn church. he at once declared that lie would nev
p.r sit in his own seat again, while the one before
him was thus occupied anil I am told that he has
sver since provided himselt a seat elsewhere
" Political action is necessary to produce
mora! reformation in a nation : and that action with us
can only be effectually exercised through the ballot box.
And surely the ballot box can never be used for a more
noble purpose, than to restore and secure to every man
lis inalienable rights. 1 nomas Morns.
WAH.UTO. COUNTY LIBS
A notice of this Convention, .which willconvene
on the third of July, will be found on the third
page. We doubt not, the announcement that Rev.
T i Pirn'rwint iu ti nrtili'Mc llm mnutillrr uill inllfp
Whig Candidate for President, "e
IIFNl'Y" CI W ! csuut'u ui iin luc menus ui iuu siavu, uui uu-
! U; iVmn nil miffa nf flip Pnuntu 1 1 1 1 1 nhn frnm tho
I know there is a visionary dogma which holds that . . ...
negro slaves cannot he the subjects of property. I shall j adjoining counties, ouch a rare opportunity lor a
not dwell long upon this speculative abstraction. That county meeting has not before presented itself.
is property which the law declares to be property.
Two hundred years of legislation have Sanctioned and
sanctified negro slaves as property."
" If I had becnacituen of Pennsylvania when Frank
lin's plan (of gradual emancipation) was adopted, I should
have voted fcr it; because, by no possibility could the
black race ever gain the ascendancy in that State. But
if I had been then, or were now a citizen of any of the
planting States the southern or south-western States
Ishould have opposed, and would continue to oppose,
any scheme whatever of emancipation, gradual or im
mediate.' " It is not true , and I REJOICE that it is not true,
that either nf the two great parties in this country has
any design or aim at abolition. I should DEEPLY
LAMENT if it were true." Clav's Speech in the Sen
ate. Feb. 7, 1839.
Democratic Candidate for President.
JAMES K. POLK.
A slaveholder of Tennessee.
As Speaker in Congress, he gave great license to rowdy
ism and insubordination.
tlis greatest claims are, that he is in favor of the imme
diate annexation of Texas, at all hazards, and is a pet of
The convention which nominated Air. Polk resolved
" that all efforts of the aboliti mists or others, made to in
duce Congress to interfere ii'ilh questions of slavery, or
to take incipient steps in relation thereto, are calcu
lated to lend to the most alarming and dangerous conse
quences, and that all such efforts have an inevitable ten
dency to diminish the happiness of the people and endan
ger the stability and permanency of the Union, and ougdt
not to be countenanced by any friend of our political institutions."
Let us show our faith by our works.
Rev. John Pierpont of Hollis street Church,
Boston, is expected to deliver a Temperance Lec
ture, at the Brick Church, in this village, next
Tuesday afternoon (July 2d,) at 5 o'clock.
Let no friend of temperance deny themselves the
privilege of hearing this champion of the good
cause. Probably no man in New England has
waged war against King Alcohol under more
trying circumstances, or done more successful bat
tle upon the various departments of his army.
With his beautiful, soul-stirring poetry, every
school-boy in the State is doubtless familiar. His
eloquence as a public speaker is scarcely less cele
brated than his poetry.
A ride of fifteen or twenty miles ought not to
prevent the friends of humanity from hearing him.
LIBERTY STATE TICKET.
WILLIAM R. SIL1FTER,
FOR LIEUT. GOVERNOR,
A A ESO. A.iIFiR,
HAM Si Y HALE,
For Representatives to Congress:
OSCAR L. SHAFT ER,
WILLIAM II. FRENCH,
FOURTH DISTRICT, '
0C"Dr. Bond, editor of the Christian Advocate
and Journal, a man who says some smart things,
and more weak nnd silly ones, than any other man
we know of, complains most bitterly, that the
southern delegates forsook him in the late election
of editor. lie seems to thiuk that his abuso of the
abolitionists, should have secured him different
treatment from them. When will men, who are
trying to please both the friends and enemies of
liberty, learn that they cannot serve two masters?
" The old cock crows and the young ones learn.
The Cincinnati Commercial, of the 15th states
that a duel was about to be fought between a Mr.
Hopkins and one of Henry Clay's sons. The ar
rangements were with pistols, at ten pn'-es di
tance. The paper says " if he (Hopkins) fights
with young Clay, he will catch it, for he is said to
be as good if not the best shot in Kentucky."
0t5Beecher's Sermon on duelling, and Love
joy's Sermon on tho alliance of Jehosephut and
Ahab, are for sale at the Freeman office.
Here, in this leafy aisle,
A monumental pile
To thee we rear;
That strangers as they're led,
These shady paths to tread,
May linger by thy bed,
And drop u tear.
Why, brother, should we mourn?
Long hadst thou bravely borne
A false world's frown : I
Yet He, for whose dear sake,
Thou didst that burden take,
Well knowest how to make
Thy cross thy crown.
How glowed thy lips, thy pen,
When lor thy fellow men,
For e'en the thrall,
Thy spirit dared to be,
With God's own freedom free,
And publish His decree,
'Freedom for all I'
Tears manly tears will yet
These cold mute marbles wet,
Servant of God,
And clouds, in mourning drest,
Low trailing from the West,
And stars, that watch thy rest,
Bedew thy sod.
2. Prayer by Rev. Samuel Wells.
3. A Hymn, composed for the occasion by Win.
H. Burleigh, of Hartford, Ct.
4. Erection of the monument.
5. Address by Gerrit Smith.
7. Prayer by Rev. S. R. Ward.
8. A Tribute to departed worth by G. W. Clark.
The widow of Mr. Holley and her five daugh
ters were present.
During the business session $660 were raised on
the spot for gratuitous tract distribution.
The address of Mr. Smith is highly applauded,
and will be published.
The monument is a marble obelisk about 11 ft.
high, placed upon a pedestal of the same material.
Upon one of the sides is a medallion containing an
accurate profile likeness of the deceased. Beneath
the medallion is the following inscription:
Bom in Salisbury, Connecticut,
April 20th, 1789,
Died in Rochester, March 4, 1841,
He trusted in God and loved his Neighbor.
On the opposite side
THE LIBERTY PARTY
United States of America,
Have erected this Monument
To the memory of
The Friend of the Slave;
One of the earliest
As well as most effective "
Founders of that Party.
Windsor County Liberty Convention,
Agreeable to notice, the Liberty Party held a
convention at Royalton, on the 19th June, to nom
inate candidates fur ihe State Senate. m
The convention was called to order by William
Warner, one of the County committee. Hon. Ti
tus Hutchinson was appointed President, and W.
Appointed a committee of one from each town'
represented, to nominate a Senatorial ticket.
The committee reported the names of
AUSTIN P. CHASE,
SUMNER A. WEBBER,
as candidates for the Senate. The report was ac
cepted, and the nominations unanimously confirm
ed by the convention.
TITUS HUTCHINSON, Pres't.
Wm. Warner, Secretary.
For State Senators:
WINDSOR COUNTY :
Austin P. Chase,
Oliver Ci leas mi,
Sunnier A. Webber.
ORANGE COUNTY !
" BENNINGTON COUNTY
ORLEANS COUNTY :
George II. Page.
Texas. The Times takes ground very decided
ly, since the nomination of Polk, for the annexation
of Texas. We suppose tho Democratic papeis
will generally follow suit but not all of them.
The N. Y. Evening Post opposes the insane pro
ject with great zeal but with greater' incon
sistency, supports tlie nominees ot the Baltimore
Convention. Alas I that such a spirit as Bryant's
should bow so servilely to the slavery of Party !
Polk's Connection with Slavery. The
Polks are among the largest slaveholders of tho
South. Lucius, the brother of James K., married
a lady who owned two thousand of these chattels.
James K. is also tho owner of a great number,
whom he hires out through the State, bargaining
with the employers for so much a year, generally
from $100 to f 150, witli board, clottung, and pay
ment of the doctor's hill. 1 ho first is positive
the others depend on the pleasure of the employer.
We suppose Leonidas Polk, the splendid slave-
holding bishop of of the south-west, is of the same
tatmlv. Morn. Ciron.
Haud to Swallow. The Editor of the Nor
wich Aurora is a religious man with some anti
slavery tendencies. The nomination of Polk took
him somewhat by surprise, nut ne sutmnts to it
with the best grace he may, as an act of allegiance
to the party. "Hitherto," says he, "every demo
cratic president, with the exception of Mr. Van
Buren, has been a slaveholder, and we confidently
entertained the hope that in this instance, a selec
tion for the presidency would have been made
from the free states." Vain hope the overseers
could no longer trust a 'northern man,' even tho'
one 'of southern principles.' Slavery rules, and
the recent Whig and Democratic nominations fur
nish an additional illustration of this fact, so de
grading to the North. Better leave the serviles at
once, friend Trench, and prove, your Democracy
by withdrawing your support from a practical des
pot. Christian Freeman.
We do not know what secret slanders may be
circulated by Whigs and Democrats with regard
to the personal character of theLiberty candidates.
Whatever may arise, we wish our friends to un
derstand that Birney and Morris are both men
whose personal character is absolutely without re
proach. Purer and more trustworthy and compe
tent men were never presented before the Ameri
can people. As Mr. Morris is not n member of
any church, it appears that some person has circu
lated a story in the west that he is an infidel. This
slander is set at rest by the following letter in the
Mr. Eastman, I wish to rebut what I believe
to be a vile slander on the charnctcr of the Hon.
T. Morris, ex-senator of the United States, and
the Liberty party candidate for vice-president. It
is said that a report is in circulation that Mr. M.
is an infidel in principle, and that some of theLib
erty men cannot give him their support at the com
ing election, on that account. Now, sir, permit
ii le to say that I have had the honor of some pri
vate interviews with Mr. M., in wliisli I spoke to
him freely on the subject of religion. I heard him
say, both in private, nnd in one of his public ad
dresses, that he frankly acknowledged that he was
not a professor of religion, nor yet a member of
any church. He regretted it. and acknowledged
with shame that he had lived so long without reli
gion. He however hoped that this would not al
ways remain his condition. He added that ho was
a firm believer in the Bible as the word of God,
and that there was no other hope of salvation and
final happiness but what was therein revealed.
His father and one of his sons were ministers of
the gospel. His family are pious. So much I
heard him say. I would add that I had the pleas
ure of hearing from Mr. Morris the first Bible anti-slavery
discourse that I ever heard delivered in
a pulpit on the Sabbath. I thought it one befitting
the hps ot a Christian, and a divine.
Wesleyan preacher in charge of
Nnuington Circuit, III.
For ihe Freeman.
Lamoille Co. Liberty Convention.
Pursuant to a call, the friends of Liberty and of
the natural equality of all men from the several
towns in the county, assembled at Hydepark, June
22, 1844. The convention was called to order by
B. H. Fuller, Esq., and prayer offered by Rev..Ji.
Convention was organized by calling John West
Esq. to the chair, and appointing C. H. Parker
The following gentle-men; were chosen a com
mittee to report a list of officers for the organiza
tion of the convention, viz: A. Raymond, E. P.
Fitch, B. Darling, E. Scott, and C. H. Clark.
Voted, that we cordially invite all gentlemen,
present to take part in the deliberations of this
The committee reported the following- list of of.
ficers, w hich report was accepted and adopted:
JOHN WEST, Esq., President.
Col. A. Raymond, -,r .
Abel Camp, e'., j V.ce Presidents.
Charles H. Parker, ) c . .
Daniel Lothian, Secretaries.
A committee on resolutions was raised, consist
ing of Messrs. J. Gleed, J. Poland, C. T. Rich
ardson, C. H. Fuller, C. L. Knapp, and S. Bing
ham. A committee of one from each town represent
ed was chosen by the towns separately, to preseut
a candidate for the consideration of the conven
tion, as a candidate for the State Senate.
Adjourned till 2 o'clock.
Afternoon. John Gleed, from the committee on-
resolutions, reported the following, which were
separately read, discussed, and unanimously adop
ted: i. Resolved, That we believe slavery to be
wrong under all circumstances, and that it is sub
versive of the rights, of man, and a sin against
2. Resolved, That according to the principles
propagated in '76 the intention and expectation
of the Fathers of the Revolution, and our well
known political creed, ours is the last country that
should wither under the curse of slavery; where
as it is the abode of the most despotic, vicious,
cruel and disastrous system that ever existed.
3. Resolved, That as slavery is found neither in
the Bible or the Federal Constitution, yet is found
both in church and state, there ought to be but one
feeling and one action about such a monster of
wickedness and that for its immediate expulsion.
4. Resolved, That our principles as abolition
ists bind us to use every effort in our power to
prevent the annexation of Texas to the Union,
5. Resolved, That the intention of the Liberty
Party, to unite the patriotism and philanthropy of
the nation, north and south, to rescue .he govern
ment from the dominion of the slave power, and
to overthrow the great system of oppression, has
our unqualified approbation, and we hereby renew
our pledge to use all the lawful means in our pow
er 'o make it the predominant party of the coun
try. 6. Resolved, That the Whig and Democratic
parties, so called, are chained to the car of slave
ry, and by their policy are supporters of that en
gine of despotism; therefore, the friends of liberty
and justice cannot, without a sacrifice of principle,
support with their suffrages the candidates of ei
ther of these parties.
7. Resolved, That Messrs. Clay, Polk and Ty
ler, who rule our slaves, and glory in seeking to
extend the dominion of slavery, and to make it
perpetual, are unfit to rule over a free people.
8. Resolved, That we recognise the condition
of millions of American slaves as a fit theme for
the pulpit; and that those who abet, apologise for,
or in any way support slavery, participate in iti
crimes, and practically wish its continuance. 1 1
9. Resolved, That vve will carefully avoid all
entangling alliances with the pro-slavery parties in