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m ESI tUJ 1 1 9 Liberty and Equality, Jtlau common birthright, God$ rchi-st ziftIteligionanilLaicthtirdefente. BY POLAND & BHIGGS. MOMTELIER, VT, THDI1S)AX EEBRUARY 4, 1846. VOL. Ill, no. 6. n Trh irn nn MO FREEMAN -w - IH IN HJ lUiLLI. 1 5 r U elisions. The Gospel of Today is the Gospel of the Milieu nun. The Gospel is a book of principles of great, oper niv unchangeable principles. Men condemn it, be cause they do not understand it; even Christians may be fairly charged with treating it with no small degree 01 disregard, Decause in uiuir wuriimuL-an, mcy nave neglected to estimate its heights and depths. If hea ven could be brought down to earth if Europe and America, and all other continents and parts of the world, could at the present moment, be peopled with angels, and with seraphic natures, the Gospel, just as it stands, would be sufficient to guide and govern them. The blessed companies of the heaven'' world, unlike the children of men, would ask no higher and better code. But can we regard it as allowable, under any assignable circumstances, for an angel to retaliate J upon an angel, for a seraph to exercise hostility upon a seraph, for one of these holy beings to hold in his own hands the right of extinguishing the life of an other ? What sort of heaven would that be, which should be characterized by the admission of such a principle? And we may ask, further, what sort of a rhilleiuum will that be, which shall be olidracterized, either practically or theoretically, in tne same way? When men are fully restored to the favor of God, whether in heaven or earth, is there to bo one code, ne set of governmental principles for them, and an other for other holy beings ? Certainly not. in ail the great matters of right and duty, the law of seraphs is the law of angels, and the law of aucis is the law of men. If it is utterly and absolutely inconsistent with our conceptions of the heavenly world, that the power of life and death should be taken from tii hands of Jehovah, and that angels and seraphs should have the right to extinguish each other's existence, it k "dually difficult to conceive of such a right in the millennia.:?- And if it will not be right for the men .i ;: to exercise the power of life and of the milteujui- . iBB0trigi t for them now. death over each ome. K , ;.,?mont now which we We have the same code Ot feOvt.. ,-,., . shall have then ; wc have the Now i rent no and we shall have it then and not only that, v, . sii.ui understand it better and love it more, Nothing yiu be added to it; nothing will be taken from it. 1' 11 does not now consider human life inviolably .'t nCnr will ; if it does not now proscribe all wars among the human species, it never will ; the ritrht of taking hu man life, if it exists now under the Christian code, .will exist as a legal and authorized characteristic (painful and even horrible as the more thought is) of the pure, blessed, and angelic state of the millennium. Oa the supposition, therefore, that life will be inviolable in the millennium, and that it will not be considered rijfht for one man to put another to death fur any possible rea son, we argue that it is not right now. And this form -of reasoning is applicable to any other analogous case whntever. If it will not be light to steal in the millen nium, it is not right to steal now ; if it will not be right to be intemperate in the millennium, it is not right to be intemperate now ; if it will not be right to hold slaves in the millennium, it is not right to hold slaves now; if it will not be right to take life and car ry on war in the millennium, it is not right to take life and carry on war now. The principles which will be acknowledged as authoritative in the millennium, are the very principles which are prescribed, nnd are bind ing upon uj, at the present moment. No change in principles is required, but merely a change in practice. If the practice of men should to-morrow be conformed to the principles which the finger of God has written on the pages of the New Testament, then to-mono.v would behold the millennium. We delight to linger upon this subject. There is a charm in the millennial name. "Seribenti manum in jicit, et quamlibct festinantem in so morari cogit." The wing of poetry flags under this great conception. Sometimes we see it under the type of a wilderness newly clothed with bud and blossom ; sometimes Ave see it under the type of a city descending from heav en, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband ; sometimes we behold it as a grea', temple, arising out of the earth, au!l cap icious enough to contain c II m tions. This temple is not built of earthly materials, tht wiil perish with the using, but is supported on im mutable column?. Every great moral and religions principle is a pillar in the millennial temple, The principle of total abstinence from all i.r,loxicating li quors is one pillar ; it suddenly arcs.) fair and beauti ful, and even now is cnvrjlopod with some rays of mil lennial glory: the doclrine that all slave-holding is a sin is another pillar, standing firm, awfully grand and immovable: the doctrine of the absolute inviolability of human life is another ; this is in a state of prepara tion, but it will sen nsccn.'l, unci stand brightly and majestically in its ph.te ; and tlm3 principle after prin ciple will be established, column after column will be erected, till the spiritual house of the Lord uha.ll be established in the tops of the mountains, and shall ex pand upon the eye of the beholder far more beautiful than the Parthenon. And what then will be wanting? Only that the nations, in the language of prophecy, ehaTl flow into it ; only that the people should occupy lit, and rejoice in it ; and this is millennial glory. But upless you have firm, unchangeable, immutable princi ples, it will be like a certain house, that was built up on the sand ; " and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house ; and it fell, and great was the fall of it" Prof. Up hanu HISTORIC AL . From the New York Evangelist. Present Aspects of Russia. NO. 2. BY REV. JOHN 8. C. ABBOTT. Russia has now been for many years engaged in a constant warfare with the brave inhabitants of Circassia. The importance which she attach es to the conquest of these barren mountain ran ges, may be inferred from the fact that she has now an army of more than one hundred thousand men stationed throughout her fortresses in those dismal solitudes. The Circassians, though van quished, are not subdued, and the clamor of war is continually Renewed among the lonely ravines ot those mountains. And why is Russia thus lavish of her blood and treasure, to conquer these warjike bands, and to take possession of their uncultivated territory ? It is because through Circassia, lies the road to Persia. Circassia subjugated, the passes of the Caucasian moun tains are opened for her troops. Her fleet can Jloat undisturbed upon the Caspian; Persia lies at her mercy, and the door is wide open, through which to push Uer troops to the hither and the farther ladies. With insatiable ambition she seeks the copquest of new worlds, and England already trernbles lest Calcutta should become but one of the outposts of her conquering rival. The great object of Russian ambition at the present moment, and that to which her main en ergies of intrigue are directed, is to obtain pos session of the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus. The strait .which connects the Mediterranean with the Sea of Marmora, was originally called the Hellespont, that .is, Ilelles-sea, pont being simply the abriged Latin word for sea. It re ceived this name from the fabuloJs legend of a young lady named Helle, who in escaping Irom a cruel mother-in-law, fell into this strait ; hence receiving from her the name of Helles pont. At th imouth of the Hellespont are four strong forls, completely commanding the entrance. These forts are called the Dardanelles, aud from them the strait itself frequently takes the name of the Dardanelles. This strait is about thirty- three miles long, and from half a mile to a mile and a half in width. You must sail through this strait, to go up to Constantinople and the Black Sea. Having passed through this strait, you enter the Sea of Marmora, a vast body of water 180 miles in length, and 60 miles in breadth. Crossing this sea to the northern shore, you find the opening of the Bosphorus, with the glittering domes and minarets of Constantino ple, on its western banks, near its mouth. This strait is fifteen niiies long, and one-third of a mile in width. Its general aspect is said very much to resemble the Hudson river in the vicin ity of West Point ; only the landscape is far more highly cultivated, the shores being literal ly lined with palaces, through the whole length of the strait. The scenery of he Bosphorus, in its highly cultivated shores; in the gorgeous and fairy-like beauty of its oriental architecture; in the trans parent depth of its cloudless atmosphere ; in the rich and picturesque attire of robes and turbans and viiil, which adorns the assembled multitudes, from nil the nation of the East ; in the motley and grotesque pomb!ngc of iru'.fcilcis from eve ry country in Europe, and every province ill Asia ; in the air of mystery in which everything is enveloped; in the infinite variety of water craft which crowds the strait, from the mammoth ship of war, gloomy and threatening, to the frag ile and gaily-decked caique, so light and so buoyant, that like a bubble it skims the wave ; in all these combinations of the beautiful, the picturesque, the romantic, the Bosphorus stands pre-eminent and unrivaled. Paris is tiie capital f France ; London is the metropolis ?f the British cmpi.'?' but Constantinople is the center of the world. On the eastern or Asiatic shore of the Bos phorus lies the suburb of Scutari, in itself a large city, embowered in the most luxuriant foliage of the cypress. The northern streets of Constan tinople are laved by a lot ely bay, jutting into the land, called the Golden Horn, which consti tutes the harbor of the city of the Sultan. On the northern shore of this bay lies Pcra, glitter ing with the palaces of the European ambassa dors, all of whom reside there, and which, on that account, the Turk in his politeness has embellished with the name of the " swine's quar ter." The Bosphorus conducts you to the Euxiue or Black Sea, a vast inland ocean, receiving into its immense reservoir the floods of the Danube, the Dniester, the Dnieper, the Dun, and the Ku ban ; and opening through these rivers bound less regions for commercial enterprise. The magnitude and importance of the commerco'of the Black Sea, even at the present time, may be inferred from the fact s'.ated by Cumudore Por ter, that during his residence tit Buyukderc, a beautiful town on the western bank of the Bos phorus, a few miles above Constantinople from fifteen to twenty ships and brigs, in addition to iiu.al)Crc4g s;i..iilcr craft, passed his house every hour, going up the strait into the Black Sea. Prom this sketch, it will at once be perceived that the power in possession of the Dardanelles, at the mouth of the Hellespont, can at any mo ment close all the commerce of Constantinople and the Black Sea. Said the Emperor Alexan der, " the Dardanelles arc the key of my house. Let me get possession of them, and my power is irresistible." It is so, to a moral demonstra tion. Let Russia obtain possession of the Dardan elles, aud she is henceforth not merely invincible, but invulnerable. No power can approach her. The Black Sea becomes the harbor of her em pire, into which no foe can possibly penetrate ; its shores become her navy-yard, inaccessible to foreign fleet or army. And this vast Noithern power will then press its resistless way down up on the sunny plains of Southern India, till her trading factories supply those vast territories, and till English goods, and finally Englishmen are crowded out of Asia. The deep solicitude felt by Great Britain upon the subject, may be inferred from the following extract from the Foreign Quarterly Review, the organ of the sentiments of the Court of St. James. " The possession of the Dardanelles would give to Russia the means of creating and organizing an almost unlimited marine. It would enable her to prepare in the Black Sea an armament of any extent, without its being possible for any power in Europe to interrupt her proceedings, or even to watch or discover her designs. Our naval officers of the highest authority have declared, that an effective blockade of the Dardanelles cannot be maintained throughout the year. E ven supposing that we could maintain permanent ly in those seas a fleet capable of encountering that of Russia, it is obvious that in the event of a war, it would be in the power of Russia to throw the whole weight of her disposable forces on any point in the Mediterranean, without any probability of our being able to prevent it ; and that the power of thus issuing forth with an o verwhelming force, at any moment, would ena ble her to command the Mediterranean Sea for a limited time, whenever it might please her so to do. Her whole southern empire would be defend ed by a single impregnable fortress. The road to India would then be open to her, with all Asia at her back. The finest materials in the world, for any army destined to serve in the East, would be at her disposal. Our power to over awe her in Europe would be gone, and by even a demonstration against India, she could aug ment our national expenditure by many millions annually, and render the government of that country difficult beyond all calculation." Such is the view which England takes of the portentous aspect of the subject we are now con templating. The plan which Russia has adopt ed, for the accomplishment of this project, is , by all the arts of diplomatic intrigue, to promote the gradual dismemberment of the Tuikish em pire. It is said that the revolt of Mehemet Ali, by which Egypt and Syria, with millions of men and of revenue, were, at a blow, cut off from the dominions of the Sultan, was incited by the intrigues and the gold of the great Northern Autocrat. It was a plot, and a successful plot, to weaken the power of Mahmoud. And though the other nations of Europe immediately inter posed io save the Turkish empire from dismem berment, Russia in the main accomplished her design, and Turkey received a blow from which she probably never can recover. And the insurrection by which Greece was torn from the grasp of the Ottoman, was found ed by the insidious wi'es of Russia. Alexan der Ipsilanti, who first raised the standard of re volt in Greece, was an officer in the Russian ar my. When he first unfurled the banner of Gre cian freedom, and raised the war-cry cf " Death to the Turk !" he assured the Greeks that they should be supported by his master Alexander. That dreadful war, which for many years bathed the hills and valleys of the Morea in blood, was, every hour, working out the accomplishment of Russia's ambitious designs. A more sanguina ry warfare was perhaps never waged upon the surface of thij globe. All the elements of the' most deadly hatred were combined in magnify ing its horrors. Tt was during the events of this war that the massacre of Scio was perpetrated ; the most inhuman event recorded in modern an nals. A Turkish fleet vomited forth upon the lovely shores of Scio, an infuriated army of fif teen thousand Mohammedan renegades, and the Cil)' and island of Scio were surrendered to their brutality. One hundred and twenty thousand inhabitants, of thenl wealthy, iiiigllcctual and refined, dwelt in this opulent city and its suburbs. But wc must draw a vail over these oi.oiits of woe and carnage. The story is too dreadful to be told in the car of Christendom, n six days the city and the island were black with smouldering ruins. The male inhabitants, and the matrons, were without mercy consigned to the flames of their own dwellings. The maid ens were reserved by their hateful conquerors, for a fata infinitely worse tlian death; and for many months the siaVe marts of the Ottoman empire were crowded with ibe beautiful and weeping daughters of the miirucrfld nlM'StarKs of Scio. Many a beautiful Grecian lady was sold for fifteen or twenty dollars, to be a slave in the harem of some brutal Turk. This c::erra'ola outrage saut a vibration of hor ror throughout Eirope and Ameiica. The gov ernments of Europe had, previous to this, refused to lend any support to the struggling Greeks ; for their successful revolt would but weaken the power of Turkey, and thus facilitate the aggress ions of Russia. But the massacre of Scio rais ed such an universal cry of horror and detesta tion throughout Europe, that the governments of England and France, though deeming it po litically impolitic, could no longer refuse to in terfere. Russia very cheerfully allied her fleet with theirs. They sank the Turkish navy at Navatiuo, and Greece was free. M i s c e I ! a n c o h . The Old Mi!!. A correspondent of the Evening Gazette, write as follows from Berlin, under date of Ju ly 24th: "I spent a pkajaut day" at "uisd-m, and visited the tomb of Frederic the Great, and the famous gardens and palace of Sans Souci. The old windmill is still standing in perfect re pair, and belongs to the decendante of the mil ler who refused to give it up to Frederick." The following anecdote explains this remark: Near Potsdam, in the reign of Frederick the Great, was a mill, which interfered with the view from the windows of Sans Souci. Annoy ed by this eye-sore to his favorite residence, the k;ng sent to enquire the price lor which the null would be sold by its owner. " For no price," was the reply of the sturdy Prussian; and, in a moment of anger, Frederick gave or ders to have it pulled down. " The King may do this," said the miller, quietly folding his arms, "but there are laws in Prussia;" and fothwiih he commenced proceedings against the monarch; the result of which was, that the court sentenced Frederick to rebuild the mill, and to pay a large sum of money as compensa tion for the injury which he had done. The king was mortified; but said to his com tiers, " I am glad to find that just laws aud upright judges exist in my kingdom." The above an ecdote is well known to every reader of the Prussian history, but it is necessary to be rela ted here as an introduction to what follows. About three years ago, the present head of the honest miller's family, (his name is Frank) who has succeeded to the possession of his little es tate, finding himself, after a long struggle of losses occasioned by tint war which ruined many a house besides his own, involved in pecuniary dilficulties almost insurmountable, wrote to the king of Prussia, reminding him of the refusal experienced by Frederick the Great at the hand of his ancestor, and stating that if his majesty now entertained a similar desire to obtain poss ession of the property, it would be very agreea ble to him, in Ins present embarrassed circum stances, to sell the mill. The king wrote im mediately, with his own hand the following re ply: " My dear neighbor, I cannot allow you to sell the mill; in must remain in your posses sion as long as one member of your family exists; for it belongs to the history of Prussia. I lament however, to hear that you are in cir cumstances of embarrassment; and I therefore send you six thousand dollars to arrange your affairs, in the hope that this sum will bo suffi cient for the purpose. "Consider me always your affectionate neigh bor, Frederick William." Pcarld from the Portland Tribune. A Trifle. One kernel is felt in a hogshead one drop of water helps to swell the ocean a spark of fire assists in giving light to the world. You are a small man passing amid the crowd, you are hardly noticed ; but you have a drop or a spark within you, that may be felt felt through eter nity. Do you believe it? Set that drop in mo tion give wings to that spark and behold the results 1 It may renovate the world. None are too small too feeblw too poor to be of some 'Think or this and act. Life is no A Good. Thought. Always place it upon paper, when you have one. ThM "thought, like the scattered seed, will not be lost. Good men may repeat it, years af ter you are in heaven. It may strengthen the resolution of'thousands thousands of minds it may influence. Truth is never lost. Good thoughts are as indestructible as our eternal hills. Husband therii with care write them out print them-i-and they will never die. . Insult. ' He insulted me." v Poor fellow what will you do about Ft? "I'll have revenge." You'ie a ftol. "Can T bear .every thing?" Yes if you have a tight spirit. I never was insulted and why should you be? Have you forgotten thf poetry t ' c r "A well-bred man Will not insult me, and no other can." A ii t i - S I a v c r y . The Man-Market at Wibhiuilon. The following from the Albany Patriot, is cnomdi to melt a heart of stono; yet it is but one of the thou sand similar cases constantly occurring in this free land. How long shall the piracy that allows such oeds be tolerated, under the name of law, at the na tion's capitol ? Washington, Dec. 30, 184.". Charles A. VVlieaton, Esq., Syracuae: Dear Friend. Your letter of inquiry about the case of Sarah Carter, to your brother, Mr. Horace Wheaton, M. C, was put into my hands by him. I suppose it was referred to me, be cause it seemed appropriate to cotno within the scope of business assigned to the bureau of hu manity. I have thought it proper, therefore, to submit a brief report directly through you to our mutual constituents and associates. 1 hope the offering will not be wholly destitute of interest ;r practical value. Thomas' Monroe formerly came from Annap oliu, Md., to this city, and was City Postmaster, probably, through the Administration of Mr. Monroe', and that of Mr. Adams. Upon the accession of Gen. Jackson and his friends to power, he was displaced, lie is now" an old mau wealthy of the higher aristocratic class, aud a member of St. John's Church, which is withiw rifle-shot of the bronze statue of Jeffer son, standing in front of the President's house. Many years ago he bought a woman and her two youL'"- daughters from Prince George's Coun ty, Md., where they were raised by Bishop Meade. The mother Ins now been dead some vears. Oiif of the children, by the name of Sarah, ciev immaturity, and became the cool and' maid of a'lwork in Mr. Monroe's family. She had two daughters by some connection, in respect to which I have received no definite in formation. One of tbese daughters, a few years ago, fortunately made her escape from here, and now resides in your .illage, as I am informed. The other is still here a slave, the property of a Mr. Walsh. The week that Com. Decatur was killed by Com. Barron in a duel, which 1 find to be 22(1 March, 1820, a man, b)' the name of Luke Carter, who had obtained b'is freedom, went to live with Mr Monroe, as hi. coachman. Sub sequently he became the huslnd of Sarah, who has been before referred to. Je has coutinued to yjrve Mr. Monroe on wage from that time up to last October twenty-fiw? years and a half without reproach or complaint- The Carters have raised five children, who served the old muster's family as they beaumc old liou"h. Mr. Monroe, for manv veara' Past, has - . j rented them a small tenement at the corner of his yard, for w hich Carter paid him twr.'' dollars a month regularly, deducted from his wages, which were twelve. The children have aH been provided for by the father and the extra exer tion of the mother. Mr. Monroe has never paid a dollar for them in any way, Ins ne.ver provided food or clothes Carter's wages have all been consumed in bringing up his family.-- In the meantime, the eldest daughter of this family had reared seven children of her own. These two families, as you perceive, consisted of Sarah Carter, and five children her oldest daughter, Mary, also having seven children in all thirteen. Some day in October last, Mr. Monroe, without a prcrious hint to them, or any alleged reason, sold these families to Williams, the broker in humanity in this city. By the way, Monroe owns the PEN, as it is called, and rents it to Williams, on a lease of five years at a time. frtiinedialely Williams ran them ufl to Rich mond. Poor Carter had not an opportunity to say farewell, or shed a father's and husband's tear over them at parting. In a day or two, however as soon as he could recover a little from the stunning effects of the calamity, by which he had been so suddenly stricken down, he followed them to Richmond. He found them, and learned they had been sold on the block to a trader from Nashville, and were destined to the Georgia market in the first instance. He applied to Wilson, the trader, to know on what terms he would sell his family to him. He consented to take $3,050 for them, and gave Carter a memorandum to that effect, hut afterward, by a trick, got it away from him. Carter, half beside himself, uncertain what to do, came back again, and for a few days tried to resign himself, as best he could, to his over whelming cup of sorrow. He could not eat sleep fled from his eyes after consulting with his friends, and obtaining some articles of nec essity and comfort to carry to his family, he starts back, and found them near Richmond, at a little place called Manchester. He applied again to purchase them, and was told by Wilson that a man in Richmond would buy them all, and they could live there together. The part ner of Wilson went with Carter and his wife, under the pretence of finding the purchaser. Cunningly he got them separated, and locked Sarah up in one of the jails. The husband finding his wife locked up, and suspecting some trick immediately returned to his children , servtf,Mr trifle. whom he found brought out of jail and ready to I start for fipnrrria TKu wtm nvnonttrr ihtnr I start for Georgia. They were cxpectine their mother amidst shrieks and tears which broke his heart, the poor father was compelled to tear himself away from his children, and set his eyes upon them for the last time. He soon found that Wilson had swapped off his wife to one Botts, who is the Postmaster at Manchester. They had been started off in the morning in pursuit ot a purchaser, for the pur pose of getting Sarah away from her children. Botts consented to take two hundred and fifty dollars for his wife, aud a Mrs. Walsh of this city, whose husband is absent in South America, advanced the money takinjr a bill of sale of Sarah on condition it should be repaid in March. ' Sarah Carter is a woman of good character, and one of uncommon smartness in her condi tion. She hopes, with a mother's heart, yet to redeem her children from bondage! She is wil ling to work night and day to accomplish it. Her ago is about fifty-two Ins a hale, good constitution. Luke Carter is a man of abottt seventy years of age his character for integri ty and uprightness unimpeachable his under standing is uncommonly strong and clear for one with his advantages he made a profession of religion in the Methodist church, a little be fore the burning of the capitol and the skir mish with the British at Bladensburg, in August, 1814, and has maintained it without one taint or reproach to this time more than thirty-one years. There are eleven jails in Richmond, I the cap- j i.-.l .f Viririllin tt;!lirll !l ril O OlXf "I II 1 ! V ('rowdpn' with victims, the railroad tram never arrives The railroad train never arrives without a freight of misery.- A day never pas j r g:(vcry ! The armory whence it may derive es, without sales in the street, from the auction (;u weapons of annoyance or defence. 1- Whr stands I tie ouuoam is me uay ji greatest ao- . tivity in the traffic. The screams and wailing : of sundered families, the crack of the driver's whip, and the echoes of the auctioneer's infer nal voice, are perpetually commingled in terrific din. I have no appeal to make in behalf of Sarah Carter. The tale is told, and cannot fail to be understood. Thoee whose hearts prompt them to give for her relief, can entrust their benefactions to you, or send them directly to me, and they will be faithfully applied. Without donations from the North she will still be a mis erable slave. I have thus stated this case at length too minutely, perhaps, it will be thought not br- ,i :.. i !.,!.: ... ;..(l'.,..;r, I cause mere is m i ""j uunianip m uiun-tiv-n more appalling than is to be met with every day and in every instance of human brokerage. My object in doing it is two-fold. We arc apt to recard the cruelties and atrocity of Slavery as a great, abstract, whole, and therefore they fail to make the impression upon our scusibili-j ties, which would impel us to determined acuoii. Here are the features of a single case, in no way peculiar, but naturally and inevitably an simr out of the relation of Master and Slave. I regard it, too, of great consequence to bring every act of this sort, well defined, distinctly to the public attention, with names, places aud dates. In this way we have driven the infamous trade to a great extent from this District, and must now follow it up; and attack it in the cap ital of the "Old Dominion," vine its stronghold. I have no comments to make. I had intended to have some pretty plain talk about stupid and shuffling ministers and churches at the North, and also about hard-hearted, selfish politicians, and unthinking citizens, by whose consent and co-operation the slaves are made such, but I leave to you aud others to draw such inferences as this case will justify. 1 have just returned from an interview with this outraged and suffer ing family, and am filled with inexpressible grief aud shame. You have long been my fiiend, one of the few unshrinking advocates of the crushed slave. It Ins cost you time, money, c atle and popular ity; but I do not believe you will ever regret any cfl'ort put forth in this cause. If there is anything sweet and blessed in the domestic re lations if Christ's gospel is not a dream if the idea of eternal rewards ia not a delusion, I am sure you will rejoice most of all in this part of your history. With a brother's heart, yours, W L. C. The Bible Anniueiit. 3" BY BEllIAII tir.EKN. B,ut is not the Bible in lavor of slavery . Sla-; very is founded on a monstrous falsehood Males, lor me to address tliem also, so tnat breaks up the distinction between personality I therc SCCins t0 he 110 lilmt lo these flattering ev and property aims a deadly blow at the heart idences of public confidence and sympathy; I ,r IniMinif nature murderum the man in the man destroying every thing distinctively human. :.. ri il,r.nv. I.mw rrini on t lio nr.-.k .,f Hi 1J il III .III II 7 - - Passion entourages and justifies all kinds ol' ivrnn-r and O.Uiniije 'Wiiiiuuiua iiiu it-sti mm .11 Law "from these who are eager to inflict, nnd the protection o f Law from these who are liable to suffer, the deepest injuries, and dooms inill i.w .,f tb rbilri en of our cominou Father of the redeemed of our common Savior lo gross ignorance, revolting vices, and heart-withering vvretcheduess. These.- things are essentially char acteristic of American slavery they enter into its very being they are' it natural and necessa ry results. Is the Bible in favor of such things of falsehood and debauchery and murder of ignorance and vice and wretchedness in favor of wielding the powers of civil government to encourage and protect the wrong doer, and to drive the poor, the helpless, the friendless, to desperation ? Such is the qu sstion, which is often gravely, aud sometimes triumphantly urged on our attention by its professed interpreters ! To insinuate that the Bible is in favor of such things as are essential to slavery that it gives them the least countenance or quar tcr, or that its maxims and doctrines and examples' are at all consistent with them, is to utter absurd Uies and blasphemies, from which Infidelity itself? unless steeped to the core in hypocrisy, must reitoil Why, what more could the most malignaut A thcism attempt for the subversion of Christiani ty t If the Bible is in favor of such things ns slavery consists in, no man can believe that it is the work of Wisdom and Goodness that it is the lecord of Truth and Lof!. He may pre tend 'and profess what he will ; and support him- t . n .i . ... ' " self with all the sophistry which cunning itself can furnish. It is not in human nature, howev er bribed or however tortured, to swallow such contradictions. What, Truth in Heaven author ize Falsehood upon the Earth! Equity and. Holiness in Heaven authorize Stealing, Adulte ry and Murder upon the Earth ! Hume and Voltaire and Paine must, as the advocates of in--fidelity, yield the palm at once to-uch religicua teachcrs as make the Bible the Lulu ark cf slave--ry, or for its defence derive a single weapon from the armory of heaven ! The Bible in favor of slavery ! Do but study a little its leading maxims its comprehensive, precepts its characteristic doctrines. It requires you to recognize in every human creature, though, a stranger or an enemy, a brother, another self, whom you are to love and honor accordingly. It requires you to work with your own hands in' making provision for your necessities and ia as sisting the destitute and helpless. Tasks com irtonly described as menial and repulsive, it re quires y.vj to honor as the means of usefulness and blessedness. It requires you to enter deep- ly into the sufferings ot the outraged and the forlorn- -of the persecuted and the friendless yourself in their place reckoning the and injuries to which they are exposed putting insults to your own account, and exerting yourself ac cordingly. It azures you, that in the Day of final restitution, you shall rise to Heaven or sink to Hell, as you hr.vc been true or false tu the claims of a world-cmbraciii-r philanthronv es. penally as you have consented or refused to ex- v . i j . .IC P . 1. - ..I C , C . 1. .- r. ert vourself for the relief of the victims of want. diso,Te and oppression. The Bible the bulwark , tiujse very passages to which cunning and crue llloll ref-er j defence of slaveiy, the mas ter, the employer is required to maintain his te lations to the servants he employs, juitiij and Kjuiliibty to art on the priveiplcs of lie Di vine. Govrr.viwnt. The Apostle Paul, in the vsrjf ir.UPr in which many thrtughtles creaturca assert that he lent his countenance and support to slavery, gives us ail distinctly to understand, that instead of entreating, he might justly have required Philemon to treat Onesiimis every way lis equal. In the Corinthian eh'irch he forbids the most menial of its nicinbcn to be " the ser vants of men," whoever might attempt to reduce them to folly might urge upon them such de mands as were inconsistent with t!:s Christian profession. The Bible is every where in this matter at one with itself. To eery seeing eye and true heart to every manly spiiit, this is. evident enough. The Bible in fivor of slavery ! Why,, with minute particularity and frightful emphasis it. condemns and denounces and execrates every cl ement and feature of slavery. Can ii justify as a whole what it condemns in detail ! That is not the wav of the Bible. So indeed theu ac- iilK)W0(ge' who affirm, that it will ultimately ef- feet the abolition of slavery. It docs not sup port to-day what it will overthrow to-morrow ! If the Bible is, as most men profess to-believe, hoieafier to root up every form of slavery, it must do so by virlue of it cliaracterist c princi ples ; it intifct do so by virtue of its inherent and determined opposition to slavery. Can it be. expected to extirpate what it regards with in dulgence or complacency? To expect, then, the abolition of slavery from its influence, must be to admit, what this paper asserts, that it is .now totally and irrecoiiaI;i.'" 'tC,'.',lan u j slavery .it- maxims and doctrinss and examples iUre in deadlv conflict with it. Cassias M. Clay anil the N. Y- Les isiaH.'re. While Mr. Clay was i:i the city he received an invitation from several prominent members of the Legislature at Albany, to deliver an address on Slavery, in that city. Mr. Clay felt himself obliged to decline the im itation, but in doing it he .inundated some fundamental truths en the great subject, in his own nervous way, which we picsent. They are cop ed from vhe Tri bune I hive before me now, in additon to your imitation, requests from many of the most dis tinguished men of Boston,, of Brooklyn,, of New Haven, and other places in the free States, and from Wilmington and Baltimore in the Slave ,"u,l u' c'm """J 1 Fliis request on the p irt of sixty-two Amcri- can pltlZPns So Uistllin-ll lu'd, pucournjes me to- , . - '"'i tt the true issue between Liberty and understood and felt i j --- that Slavery is indeed "a :n institution auectine deeply, for weal or for woe, all portions of our common country." If labor be the I.im. of the rights of propcr- ')'. Slavery viJaies that law If justiiT, nnd Virtue, and intelligence ere the foundations of permanent Liberty, Slavery saps them! If constitutional Republicanism be the only guaranty of National freedom, Slavery has ut terly trampled it under foot! If they are not freemen who tamely submit to the loss of one right, then arc the American people slaves! This is the doctrine of '70 and the law of common sense. When Northern citizens aro imprisoned and habeas corpus denied, and Northern ambassadors ignominiously driven .away from seeking redress under the National judicature; When Northern citizens are torn from their own once free soil and hurried by force into. Southern dungeons; When Northern citizens are hung in the South without a trial by a jury of their peers and without having violated any law, or t,h free dom of speech; ' When Northern blood and Northern treasure are- expended for the acquisition of Slave tor.-!-tory destined to increase th capabilities of op. pression; When Slave-Txas hint abnu.t tour r.-.preptn. K.