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0 Liberty and .quality, .Han't common birthright, Oud ri ch t tt giftR eli gio n and inwfftelr defen t(. BY POLAND '& BRIGGS. Relist" . .' i .-.For the Grteh Mountain Freeman. ; ; . Organic Sins. ;;n ",' Mbssrs Editors : Mr. Scott says, " They who did 'jiot fellow 'after holiness, could hot possess the genu ' ine hope of the gospel that he who committed or practiced sin, transgressed the law, or violated and di rectly opposed the authority and requirements of the moral law. Thus it was taken for granted, that the 'holy law of God was the rule of conduct to all his true servants; and that none of them, wilfully and habitual ly did anything contrary to it." Note 1 John, & 4. '. If slaveholding be a sin a practical violation of the ' law of God, then those who habitually live in the prac tice of this sin are the servants of sin, and duily trans the --V or nf find : fnr nin is the tran"sr"""" of the law, and he that transgresseth in one point is miiltv of violating the whole law. He is the servant of siu, not of Christ. For he that committeth sin is the servant of sin. John 8: 34. And 'vhosoever is born of God doth not commit sin: 1 John, 3: 9. Such men are riot born of God, but are of the devil ; I John, 3: 8. All unrighteousness is sin. Slaveholding is unright- eousness. Slaveholders are then unrighteous, wicked men, who live in the daily violation of God's holy law. This is the rule; and all the proslavery logic on earth cannot change it There may possibly bo on excep tion to this, as well as to other general rules : but ex- .' ceptiona are not the rule ; and they should always be decided upon their own individual merits. How, then, can good men, who regard the word of God, admit that southern slavery is a sinful institution big with every crime, and then take into the church of God those who 'daily live in the practice of this sin, and uphold tliia system of iniquity? Do they mean to pollute and shame the church of God? to make her a den of thieves? the scorn of infidels? the patroness of sins of the deepest dye? Then are your christian mission aries building up slaveholding churches among heath en tribes; allowing one christian to hold as his slave his christian brother, for whom Christ died; and prac tically saying that slaveholding, in the vicv of the 'Christian world, is no sin. Heathen and infidels, of all descriptions, are looking on devils laugh in their in most hearts, while angels weep on their burning -throne, and the poor of the flock, who trust in the Lord, "are confounded. But hush! the Jesuite? arc abroad in 'the land. True, the missionaries have let Satan into 'Some of their churched, and find him a very pleasant 'neighbor, and he must remain there ; but something must be done to conceal his cloven foot. Well, htue is the very tiling; Organic Sins. These belong to 'the community, and you may call them by all the hard 'immes you please; but the individuals who form the community, and commit the sins, are quite innocent, and may be very good christians, and some of the best 'members in our churches. Satan is transformed into an angel of light, and grave divines agree that this touch abused angel is not to be condemned fur the "organic sins of hell, hut may remain in the missionary 'churches, and help the missionary work, provided he keeps his ugly foot out of sight. So they wrap it up. With such duplicity I have no fellowship, and wonder Hot that the Holy Spirit should withdraw from such as semblies. One question for Organic D. Ds. When God visit "ed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah for their organic sins, what became of the corrupt individuals who had helped to accumulate that mass of organic sins which sent them to hell? A German prince was also a Bishop, and notorious for his profanity. Being reproved for his profane lan knguago; he said he did not swear as a bishop, but as a prince. The reply was, "J'hat will become of the bishop when the devil gets tho prince." AN OLD .VAN. Peace Department. Fur the Green Mountain Freeman. Scraps is of Useful Information, COURSE NO. 3. In looking over the expenditures of the Brit ish Government, for i we find that about $20,000,000 were paid io 114,752 Non-Effective men in the Army, Navy and Ordinance Department, embracing, probably, half pay offi cers and other pensioners. The expenditures, during the same year, for the Civil Government, including all allowances to the several brain ;bes of the Royal Family, and to the King of the Belgians; for the establishment of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland ; salaries and expenses of both Houses of Parliament, includig printing, for the whole Judiciary Department, ..including the expenses of the Police and Criminal Prose cutions, and all the salaries and superannuation allowances to foreign ministers and consuls, and for. all other pensions and annuities on the civil ,ISf, ilid not amount to $13,000,000!! seven mill Jons of dollars a year less than the sum paid to these non-effective, do-nothing men connected with the British Army and Navy. There are .363 Judges' iu the United Kingdom, wliose sal aries amount to $1,785,022 per annum. Nor we they non-effective men in their department, bat men that honor the British name and give dignity to human laws throughout Christendom. Yet, for all their profound learning and assiduous lador, they do not receive in eleven years what is paid in one to the do-nothings of the British Army and Navy ! But let us come back to this modej republic and sea if like abuses exist in its economy. In looking into the Register of the U. S. Navy, we find that to be a fact with regard to the actual service and pay of our naval officers in the ear liest poriods of our national existence. From 1815 to 1823, a period of about 8 years, there were 28 Captains, whose avenge time of ser vice, during this period, was less ttn two years; thirty Commandants, a little over two j.ars one hundred and seventy-two Lieutenants, less than three and a half; and eight Chaplains, less tl.nn one and a half year. In the Naval Register for 1845, it will be seen that, of 1,391 naval officers under pay of the government, 369 were waiting orders !! Their salaries, at the fixed allowance for! officers thus waiting orders, amounted to .$444,170 11 Add to this the salaries of 8 Ma rine officers and Etigipeers, waiting orders the sums year, we have the sura . of $448,336 paid to the . noneffective, officers of our navy. Now thesum paid in 1845 to 278 members of Con gress and to 38 Judges of the Supreme and Dis trict Courts of tbe United States, was $445, 500, less than tho amount received by these na val officers while waiting orders. It would be easy to prove that the non-effective men in this department alone receive annually more pay than is allowed to all the members of the Senate and House of Representatives, and to all the Judges of the Supreme and District Courts of the Uni ted States. Is not this fact worthy the consideration of our naiional Legislature? E. B. Worcester, U. S. A. Dec. 6, 1846. Temperance. Address to the People of Vermont. To the freemen of Vermont, who, for their XvOiiuiryU aiAca,. Qr tlioir own flr.in$tic tlli'i ft- aud the pence of their firesides, desire the prevalence of moral worth and of-a frugal industry, the Central Committee of the Vermont Temperance Society olBcr a few considerations. Their apology, if any is required, will be found -in their instructions from the respectable body they rep resent and in the fact that on the first day of January next one of the most important questions is to !e settled that can be submitted to tbe bal lots of Freeman. You are willing to pay taxes to a reasonable extent and for proper objects, for government for common schools and for unavoidable pauper ism. But il any man should propose that you continue, one year longer, an absolutely needles; tax for paupers and criminals of Fifty Thousand uuiiars, or any considerable Iraction of that sum, would you favor his proposition by your vote ? Suppose that even men of a professedly pure re publicanism and regard for the public good should add to this a proposal to levy an useless subsidy, by means either open or concealed by impost or by extravagant luxury upon die in dustry of the State, to the amount of two millions tiro hundred and fifty thousand dollars, or even a tenth or a hundredth part of that sum, would you be influenced by their professions, to the costly extent of such a sacrifice ? Ah, fellow citizens, this, as we thoroughly believe, on proofs that lie before both ourselves and yon, is no im aginary case. Listen to one only from among the many confirmations of this to which we might, but for want of space, make allusion. Observe that like causes must be attended with like effects when the circumstances are sub stantially the same. Now the Central Com mittee of the Temperance Society of New York, of whose high standing among that three millions of people for truth and information no man need be ignorant, have, of late, put forth solemnly, and scattered all over that state the following facts. By an actual examination of the jails, the poor bouses and the official reports, It is found that there have been committed, during the year, for crime, as follows: 641 criminals reputed temperate, 100.' do doubtful, 3888 do intemperate. The whole expense $'358,031 50 paid by County tax for crime I The numbers above show (even calling the "doubtful" nil "temper ate," that seven tenths of the whole was for in temperate criminals. There were in the poor houses, 5874 paupers made so by intemperance, 1402 do doubtful, 1158 do not from intemperance. And the County taxes for pauperism were $272,999 95 of which, again, seven tenths, al most exactly, was for the pauperiins of intem perance. And now, fullcw citizens, has rum and the rum traffic an effect one way in New York and another way in Vermont? Or is that which creates paupers and criminals to an extent as the tables show, beyond all other causes uni ted, to be esteemed productive of prosperity ? In Vermont, our poor being supported by town tax ation, and not by county tax, it is an impracti cable thing to obtain those statistics directly, nor is it in fact necessary. - Just such well au thenticated statements as those from New York have been poured out by the press not from one state alone but from many, if not half the state? of the Union. Do the men who counsel you to cast your votes for licenses to afford convenience to dram drinkers and to make temptations pub lic, think we cannot read' that we cannot ap ply arithmetic, or compare the relative population of New York and Vermont, or cannot judge, in the light of sound and accessible information, as to the relative habits of the two masses in those states T Again it has been estimated, as large numbers of you already know, by men of high' standing, whose character for caution and information, at least, itjiot for truth, was involved in their state ments, that the Union would gain, every thing considered, one hundred and forty millions, an nually, by tbe abolition of that traffic which our opponents desire to be pronounced legal at your ballot boxes. The Hon. Benjamin F. Butler, late Attorney General of the U. S., after a care ful estimate of the waste of bread stuffs, of time and labor &x. states tho injury to the State of New York alone, to be, in round numbers, eighteen millions of dollars. Now employ your own judgments as to the soundness of these data remember that the present population of the Union is, say twenty millions, and of Vermont, say three hundred thousand make your own allowances for differ ences of habits and of morals, and say whether Vermont does not suffer in her industrial pros perity, to the amount of from one million to one million and a half of dollars annually. What say our opponents to these things, the men, especially, whose agency, direct orjndirect, i fastens visible fetters on the limbs of those who c&nnot walk steadily in consequence of intoxica tion, and is felt in anguish, at the horns of the children and wives wliose natural protectors are ruined by alcohol 1 Why they guess these are exaggerations 1 They think (and with you it rests to annul or confirm their thought) that you will receive their guess as good paper money, at least, in remuneration for superfluous poor taxeB and the burden on productive labor. The entire wool cr?p of Vermont was, at the last repsrs, 3,700,000 lbs. of which th present MONTPELIEll, VT THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1845. value would be a little less than one million and a quarter of dollars. Think now of 1 to 1 1-2 millions of dollars annual useless outgo. But Vermont has a strong population, and is able to sustain it ! No doubt ; but is she willing to sus tain it all for no useful end, unless 'to gratify, at once, the palates and the prejudices of a part of her body politic? But if, most unnaturally, she is submissive to all this, as mere waste, can she bear it as an immolation by the liquid fire poured into the vitals of her people? What time and enterprise can repair the loss to a common wealth of her own children her strong men and her youth 1 The sophistry which merely filches from us all an unjust amount of taxes the artifices, the political juggling and senseless falsehoods which merely entail losses, curtail mnnlc mil tii.oii1nhli3iin o mmiron Ferine run nk J" . . , . , j uui iic "kiiiiij, nv; as 111c iitiii cot la bhuii enough to impose them. But to know and see the consequent depravation of individuals; to be cognizant of the domestic sufferings, to number the four thousand six hundred drunkards which (by our own home-gathered statistics) exist with in her borders, and to witness, in no scanty number of instances, their pangs of mortal de lerium, can sophistry reconcile her to all this? Perhaps it can, her freemen are soon to decide. Fellow citizens, the law which, after the or deal of a new and protracted scrutiny, was left by your legislature, at their last session, untouch ed upon the statute book, and which empowers you to throw off, if you prefer it, the burden of these grievances, first by ballot, and next by in sisting on the execution ot the statute in its penalties, was passed subsequently to the fluctu ations iu Massachusetts and Connecticut, which established their legislation, aj we suppose, upon a stable basis, and made the people tbe arbiter of their own civil condition. It preceded the similar legislation of New. York, and it ought to be an exciting motive that your determination, if it should issue in the body of these counties as it has, with overwhelming force in the two sister States first named will give an impulse of encouragement, in the third State, to all the so ber minded and the prudent of tlial great popu lation in their anxious coining trial. Those who favored the passage of our own truly re publican statute are known to you, in general,, as are those who opposed. You have the record of the yeas and nays, on the journals of legisla tive proceedings. You have the records of your own 'observation of those who have favored the execution, and of those who have obstructed the execution ol tbe law. In certain counties, at least, there will be remembered the din of elec tion and the anticipations of the enemies of the law that they had secured its overthrow. But now that the law has sustained, unshaken, all attacks upon it, out timcnt3 art. 'binding their efforts to make it appear, in contrariety to an elementary principle of society, that restric tions upon licenses have increased the consump tion, that the removal of temptations, from opeu shops and public bars to the secret recess es in which the laws are violated unseen, has increased the force of temptation. If any con sideration at all were due to so absurd an idea, we would oppose to it such testimony as that of Dr. J. A. Allen, who volunteered to tbe Coun ty Convention lately assembled at Middlebury, the declaration that, in the range of his practice during the year past iu this region, where no licenses for drain drinking were admitted, there had been an unprecedented absence of "mania a potu" and other diseases which originate in the use of alcoholic stimulants. In short, the flim sy pretence to which we have alluded, is only one of the many links in the strong, but as we trust ineffectual endeavor to chain down the virtue and independence of this commonwealth to the bondage of antiquated and ruinous ideas and practices. Go, therefore, to the polls, we cntreit you, Turkmen, who know how to exercise the reality of conscientious voting. When such a cause as that of the traffickers and drinkers hangs in suspense, the endeavor to sustain it is always vig orous and united.. It is no time, therefore, to underrate the value of your individual activity. You draw no sword you wave no flag but you do cast a vote which may be the turning point, in your county, of this whole contest and its in describably numerous and important issues. ALEX. C. TWINING, Ch'n. TIIOS. A. MERRILL, WM. NASH, AARON ANG1ER, S. STODDARD, E. W. DRURY, Sec'y. Central Com. lUUlUIeUiity, Dc. 16, 8i& Moral Teachings. Way of the World- BY D. C. COI.r.SWORTMV, Editor of the Portland Tribune and Bulletin. "He's only a mechanic no matter if he has broken his leg." True but a mechanic has some feeling. "He's a dirty Irish boy don't stop the hor ses diive over him, if he doesn't get out of the way." But that Irish boy has parents, it may be, who love him as tenderly as you do your own children. "Push him aside what business hag a nigger on the walk?" Stop that black man can think and feel. His heart may be us tender as vours. "Turn her out doors she's a miserable old hag." Do you know that? . Perhaps she is honestly poor. "Box his ears he's only pa's apprentice." But he is no less entitled to kindness. "Give her the mouldy bread she is only a kitchen girl." Still she can relish good food as well as you. :f "That's right run him again nobody cares for himhe has no friends." So much the more reason why you should be friend him. rmi i ni-gii i if '"Tiiigi niTTjiii iiiTm im n aTii nwiw t The world the selfish and unfeeling world who can but detect it? We have no love for our follow creatures in distress no sympathy for the poor and unfortunate no bowels of com pakm for the sad and dejected. We crush the poor cheat the ignorant, and ridicule those who have not been formed as ourselves. Ministering Spirits, tjlessed mother ! thou art among the holy ones, who stand iu the presence of tbe Lord ? If thou dost ever stop praising, and cease to strike thy harp iti'the heavenly choir, is it not to pity human woe ; to succor thy tempted child ; to wipe away the penitent tear from the burning cheek, the cold sweat of remorse from the brow, ,-iJ -jour consolation into the brokipn heart? . .j1- . . .1 Are iwt these the work oi the imiAiteriag spir- its! Did not the eye of boyhood feast on the spiritual beauty of thy face, the beauty of death, when the eye filled with rapture, saw 'within the veil,' and the spirit tasted the heavenly manna, to give it vigor for its upward flight? Once thou didst recall the mind from the heavenly vision. Calling the little, thy only son to thy couch, the thin, wasted hand, whose soft touch is never for gotten, parted his light hair ; and with many a murmured prayer thou didst invoke the orphan's God to be his father. Father, " I give him to you, tram him up for God," broke from thy dy ing lips. And then thou didst leave the body of death to put on immortality. Mother, is thy son forgotten, amid the blaze of the glory of the ce lestial city? Does not the glorious One still wear our nature? Is he not still 'touched with the feeling of our infirmities,' & alive to human sym pathies? And when the circle of earth's wor shippers bow before him docs He not bid them - . . . ctirnsti every puie emotion ot our nature.' is a mo! Iter's love banished from Heaven'? Art thou not saying to thy child, 'Hasten, put on the robes of holy light the Lamb giveth thee, and come up hither! And when the Lord revealed himself, in mercy to thy child, and said his sins were forgiven, wert thou riot there? Was it not thy form, thy face, thy smiles, that formed a part of the cloud of glory that surrounded Hiin, when his word of peace was spoken ! Aye, and thou wilt welcome him, with all a mother's holy heart, wlicn, perhaps-thy own gentle hand does death's otlice, to open before his eyes tbe glory on which thou didst look, when thy dying lips blessed him. Blessed mother, thy son will come, lie longs to meet thee ! C. T. Torrey. For Young Ladies. Advice to a Daughter, There is one point, my daughter, which is too nut l be onotlod ; I refer Ur- tho deport ment which it becomes you to maintain toward the other sex. The importance of this, both as it respects yourself and others, you can scarcely estimate too highly. On one hand, it has much to do in forming your own character ; and I need not say thai any lack of prudence in this respect, even for a single hour, may expose you to evils which no subsequent caution could enable you effectually to repair. On the other hand, the conduct of every female who Iras the least con sideration, may be expected to exert an influence on the character of every gentleman with whom she associates : and that influence will be for good or evil, as she exhibits, or fails to exhibit a deportment which becomes her. So command ing is this influence, that it is safe to calculate upon the character of any community, from knowing the privileged standard of female char acter ; and that can scarcely be regarded as an exaggerated maxin, which declares that " women ruje Uie world." -Let me counsel you, then, never to utter an expression, or do an act, which looks like solic iting any gentleman's attention. Remember that every expression ot civility, to be of any value, must be perfectly voluntary, and any wish on your part, whether directly or indirectly ex- piessed, to make yourself a favorite, will be cer tain to awaken the disgust of all who know it. f would not lecommend to you anything like a prudish or affected reserve, but even this is not so unfoituuate an extreme as an excessive for wardness. While you modestly accept any at tentions which propriety warrants, let there be no attempt at artful insinuation on one hand, or at taking a man's heart by storm on the other. Be not ambitious to be considered a belle. Indeed I had rather you would be almost any thing else, which does not involve gross moral obloquy, than this. It is the fate of most belles, that they become foolishly vain, think of nothing ware for nothing beyond personal display; and not uufrequently sacrafice themselves in a mad bargain, which involves their destinies for life. The more of solid and enduring esteem you en joy, the better ; and you ought to gain whatever of this you can by honorable means ; but to be admired, caressed and flattered, for mere acci dental qualities, which involve nothing of intel lectual or moral worth, ought to render any girl who is the subject of it, an object of pity. You are at liberty to desire the good opinion of every gentleman of your acquaintance ; but it would be worse than folly in you to be ambitious of a blind admiration. I will only add, that you ought to be on your guard against the influence of flattery. Rely on il, the man who flatters you, whatever he may profess, is not your friend. It we're a much kinder office, and a real mark of friendship to admonish you tenderly, jet honestly, of your faults. If you yield a little to flattery, you have placed yourself on dangerous ground, Wild if you continue to yield you are not improbably undone. Spraguc. Hints for Young Ladies. . If young women waste in trivial amusements the prime season for improvement, which is be tween the ages of sixteen and twenty, they will hereafter regret bitterly the loss, when they come to feel themselves inferior in knowledge to almost every one they converse with; and above all, if they should ever be .mothers, when they feel their own inability to direct and assist the. pursuits of their children, they then find igno- ranee a severe mortification and a real evil. Let this animate their industry, and let not a modest opinion of their capacities be a discour agement to their endeavors after knowledge. A moderate understanding, with diligent and well directed application, will go much farther than a more lively genius, if attended with that im patience and inattention which too often accom pany quick parts. It is not for want of capac ity that so many women are such trifling insipid companions, so ill qualified for the friendship and conversation of a sensible man. or for the task of governing and instructing a family; i' is often from the neglect of exercising the tal ents which they really have, and from omitting to cultivate a taste for intellectual improvement; by this neglect they lose the sincerest pleasures. which would remain when almost every other forsakes them, of which neither tortunc nor age can deprive them, and which would be a coin, fort and resource in almost every possible situa. tion in life. Jlrs. Chapone. the i n:i:-sii)i:. The Deserted Children. A REAL INCIDENT. In the autumn of 1823, a man was descend ing the Ohio river, with three small children in a canoe. He had lost his wife, and in the em igrating spirit of our people, was transporting his all to a new country where he might again begin the world. Arriving toward evening m a small island, he landed them for the night. After remaining a short time, be determined to visit the opposite shore, for the purpose, proba bly, of purchasing provisions; and telling his children that he would soon return to them, he paddled off, leaving them alone on the island. . .....' who h.,d invited him t0 ,rink. I i iiiiwf imntni v he nipt nn tip clmrp U'H h tnmp He became intoxicated, and in attempting to return to the island in the night, was drowned. The canoe floated awav, and no one knew of the catastrophe until the following day. The poor deserted children, in the mean while, wandered about the uninhabited island, straining their little eyes to get a glimpspof their father. , Night came, and they had no fire nor food no bed to rest upon, no parent to watch over them. The weather was extremely cold, and the elder child, though but eight years of age, remembered to have heard that persons who slept in the cold were sometimes chilled to death. She continued therefore, to wander about; and when the younger children were worn out with fatigue and drowsiness, and were ready to drop into slumber, she kept them awake with amusing or alarming stories. At last, nature could hold out no longer, and the little ones, chilled and aching'with cold, threw themselves on the ground. Then the sister sat down; and spreading out her garments as wide as possible, drew them to her lap, and endeavored to impart the warmth of her own bosom as they slept sweetly on her arms. Morning came, and the desolate children sat on the shore weeping bitterly. At length they were filled with joy by the sight of a canoe ap proaching the island. But they soon discovered that it was filled with Indians; their delight was changed into terror, and they fled into the woods. Believing that the savages had murdered their father, and Were now come to seek for them, they crouched under the bushes, hiding in breathless fear, like a brood of young partridges. The Indians having kindled a fire, sat down around it, and began to cook their morning meal and the eldest child, as she peeped out from her hiding place, began to think that they had not killed their father. . She reflected too, that they must inevitably stave, if left on this lone island while on the other hand, there was a possibility of being kindly treated by the In dians. The cries too, ol her brother aud sister, who had been begging piteously for food, bad pierced her heart, and awakened all her energy. She told the little ones, over whose feeble minds her fine spirit had acquired an absolute sway, to get up and go with her then taking a hand of each, she fearlessly led them to the Indian camp fire. Fortunately, the savages understood our language,' and when the little girl had ex plained to them what had occured, they received the deserted children kindly, ami conducted them to the nearest of our towns, where they were kept by some benevolent people until their own relations claimed them. Catket. The Mothers Tablet. The mother writes with a pen of steel on the tablet of the young heart of her child, and these characters are deep, original and indelible. They are hardened by time, and exert an influence with the power of first lessons. Through the long vista of receding years, that mother is seen by the eye of filial affection. Onward through coming time, the same image is presented like a bright star at the begining and end of life, con nected with the first recollections and last hope, then bending over the cradle-pillow, now looking down from heaven. Oh, a mother's love ! It conquers all. It is identified in the mind with its first knowledge of God. She is contemplat ed as with G jd. Next to the divine efficacy; her influence is ail-pervading aud most powerful. Such is the pious mother, who has made right impressions on the minds of her babies, and been to them the messenger and minister of God. For weal or for woe, she writes a page, teaches a lesson, and moulds the mind into durable forms. Such, says a clergyman, was the mothgr of my children. Her influence is still visible, palpable, controlling. Her image is vividly present. Her lessons are written in living lines, and " the sen timents of my mother" are the law of her chil dren. They regard her as now in heaven. What an inspiring motive to seek an inheritance there! They read her Bible, and have received it from her as the infalible rule of life. Tbe highest earthly influence they can feel, thus comes in aid of the divine. They remember her prayers. How hallowed the recollection of such a mother! How controlling the rules she gave ! how well remembered and deeply treasured in their hearts! Liberty's claims embrace both body and VOL II, NO. 58: Love to a Mother. A little Irish boy, the son of a poor widow, once repeated to his teacher four pages in the spelling book, and four chapters in the lesta- ment. A kind gentleman who was present, was so much pleased, that he called him to him, and gave him his choice of a pair of blanket for his mother, or a suit of clothes for himself. Although he was dressed in tattered garments, and much needed a new suit, he did not hesi tate to choose the blankets. The gentleman then gave him the clothes too, as a teward fcr his kindness to his poor mother. Youth'i Friend. - "Can you send these to some place whew they will do good?" said a little girl in the Sab bath school to her teacher, presentiug at thesaoja time two Testaments. "I think I can," repli3 the teacher; "but where did you get them?" "I bought them," said the little girl "with my money." On inquiry, the teacher learned that her father had told her, if she would not us sugar in her tea or coffee, he would give ber three cents a week, and it should be her own money to do what she pleased with. She dented herself the use of sugar, and laid up her centl until she had enough to purchase the two Tee laments. Anti-Slavery. Religion and Slavery- We have before us 'A condensed Anti-Slarery Bible Argument, by a citizen of Virginia,' pamphlet of 90 pages, New York, 1845. Wa are ever pained when we see or hear Religion and Slavery mentioned in connexion. Hera we confess we lose all charity which we can at times feel towards the greatest criminals and jhe worst of crimes. We imagine that no one looke upon the lion and the snake with the same fee lings, although death may be threatened by both. Go to the field of battle, and see the brains scat tered from the crushed scull, or the great gush of the heart's blood I and the greatest work of God has been marred ! This sight is horrid e nough. But go to the gloomy chamber of the victim of secret poison ! See the wasted form the anguished eye the dread of friend and foe the horrible war of the necessary craving for food and the instinctive keen sense of lata! poison now when all that God had intended for support in the trying hour are turned into the Interest curse look there, misery and mad ness struggling for supremacy and cold, cer tain death, the sole arbiter and giver of rest I Tell us now, the untaught impulse of the heart of man, is not this worse than death in the bat tle field ? Ou ucc ihc. 'cat ' nine' buried in tMl flesh of the unprotected slave see his ashy shriveled form his rags his foul and comfort lesss hut tear him from his home blot out front his eye the loved images of his wife, chil dren and friends and who are the men who do this thing? Every citizen who hy his vote al lows the vilest wietch to do the deed with im punity ! But the citizen was born to it love of wealth, pleasure and pride have usurped the place of unbought conscience ; many paliatives come to his help and it conscience awakes, heaven help us there is a great and merciful and omnipotent God, who can purify the most deep stained soul, and upon repentance, make the tortured spirit happy once more! But when and how shall we class that man who knocks from under our tottering and weary feet this last scaffolding of hope, and make God himself the worst of tyrants the falsest of friends the most unjust of fancied existences! The man who attempts to justify slavery from the Bible is that man ! If he wins us to i3 opinions, he makes us an infidel we lose our belief in the existence of a God our idea of the immortality of the soul all distinction be tween right and wrong we sink from the man into the beast we would not scruple to murder our mother for a meal of victuals or to scatter the desecrated remains of a dear sister, or father, or wife, to manure our cucumber vines 1 We thank God that instinct is stronger than reason ing, and conscience more powerful than argu ment. We do most sincerely believe, and we deliberately weigh what we say, that all the books and papers which have been written to prove slavery a - divine institution, have never convinced a single man or woman that it was right no not one ! We have not read the ar gument above referred to life is too short for a man to read a long discourse to prove that a man may not murder his father, or sell his country for gold, or enslave his fellow man! If-t4cn-we will not and cannot read the argument ofpnr able friend, 'A Virginian,' in defence of the right, what shall we say of the God defying defendsr of the wrong? We promised to give the ' Ala bama Preacher' and his class a round, when we got cool : we now postpone it forever ; for until this miserable and dying being of ours becomes yet more deserving of all the ills that flesh is heir to, we never can associate in our mind Religion and Slavery without the most unqualified loath ing and hot indignation! C. M. Clay's Trwt American. What docs the Slaveholder gain by Slavery? Wc say now nothing of its influence upon the temper, the mind, the body, we say nothing of its indolence, prodigality, injustice, and crime,- we say nothing of ' lust, fire, poison and insur. rection," which its advocates affect to dread whenever the cry of wolf suits them. Can slave holders stand against tho physical power of neigh boring States ? They cannot ? Money is the sinew of war ; the fighting of the world is done not in the battlefield only in the coal mines, the iron foundries, the cotton factories, the structure of rail-roads, steam cars, and steamboats, in the workshop, and in the scientific culture of tbe soil there is the battle of conquest and domin ion fought in the nineteenth century. It is pror- en in the above articles, that in all these freedom rules it in triumph ever plavery ! How then can slave-holders stand t Tbev must 'fall ! As soon A.