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INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM, ADOPTED AT PITTSBURGH, AUGUST 12, 1851 Having assembled in National Conven tion as the delegates of (he Free Democra cy of the United States, united by a com mon resolve to maintain right against wrongs, and freedom against slavery; con tiding in the intelligence, patriotism, and the discriminating justice of the American people ; putting our trust in God for the triumph ot our cause, and invoking his guidance in our endeavors to advance it, we now submit to the candid judgment of all men the following declaration of prin ciples and measures: I. That Governments, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, ?re instituted among inen to secure to all, those inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, with which they were endowed by their Creator, and of which none can be deprived by valid legis lation, except for crime. II. That the true mission of American Democracy is to maintain the liberties of the people, the sovereignty of the States, and the perpetuity of thtUfliog^by the impartial application to public affairs, with out sectional discriminations, of the fun damental principles of equal rights, strict justice, and economical administration. III. That the Federal Government is one of limited powers, derived solely from th# Constitution ; and the grants of power therein ought to be strictly construed by all the departments and agents of the Gov ernment, and it is inexpedient and dan-1 gerous to exercise doubtful' constitutional ? fugitive Slave Act ofTSwr n repugnant to the Constitution, to thfc. principles of the common law, to the spirit of Christianity, and to the senti ments of the civilized world. We there fore deny its binding force upon the American People, and demand its imme diate and total repeal. VIII. That the doctrine that any human law is a finality, and not subject to modi fication or repeal, is not in accordance with the creed of the founders of our Gov ernment, and is dangerous to the liberties of the people. IX. That the acts of Congress known as the Compromise Measures of 1850, by making the admission of a sovereign State contingent upon the adoption of other measures demanded by the special inter est of Slavery ; by their omission to guar anty freedom in free Territories; by their attempt to impose unconstitutional limit ations on the power of Congress and the people to admit new States ; by their pro visions for the assumption of five millions of the State debt of Texas, and for the payment of five millions more, and the cession of a large territory to the same State under menace, as an inducement to the relinquishment of a groundless claim, and by their invasion of the sovereignty of the States and the liberties of the peo ple, through the enactment of an unjust, oppressive, and unconstitutional Fugitive Slave Law, arc proved to be inconsistent with all the principles and maxims of De mocracy, and wholly inadequate to the settlement of the questions of which they are claimed to be an adjustment. X. That no permanent settlement of the Slavery question can be looked for, except in the practical recognition of the truth that Slavery is sectional, and Free dom national; by the total separation of the General Government from Slavery, and the exercise of its legitimate and consti tutional influence on the side of Freedom; and by leaving to the States the whole subject of Slavery and the extradition of mgitives from service. XI. That all men have a natural right to a portion of the soil; and that, as the uwe of the soil is indispensable to life, the nght of all men to the soil is as sacred as their right to life itselC XII. That the public lands of the Uni ted States belong to the people, and should not be sold to individuals nor granted to corporations, but should be held as a sa cred trust for the benefit of the people, and should be granted in limited quanti ties, free of cost, to landless settlers. XIII. 'Hiat a due regard for the Federal Constitution, and sound administrative policy, demand that the funds of the Gen eral t.overnment he kept separate from hanking institutions; that inland and ?*? JHWtJge should be reduced to the lowest possible point; that no more reve nue should be raised than is required to defray the strictly necessary expenses of Ihefebhc ?enriee, and to pay off the pub Itc debt; and that the power and patron aja of the Government should be dimin Mwed by the abolition of all unnecessary emcee, salaries, and privileges, and by the election by the people of all civil officers ia the service of the United States, so far as may he consistent with the prompt and efficient transaction of the public business. XIV. That river and harbor improve ments, when necessary to the safety and convenience of commerce with foreign nations or among the several States, are otymjts of national concern, and it is the dntjr of Congress, in the e?erri?e of its 1 constitutional powers, to provide for the same. XV. That emigrant ami exiles from the Old World should find a cordial wel come to homes of comfort ami fields of enterprise in the New ; and every attempt to abridge their privilege of becoming citizens and owners of the soil among us ought to be resisted with inflexible deter mination. XVI. That every nation has a clear right to alter or change its own Govern ment, und to administer its own concerns in such manner us may best secure the rights and promote the happiness of the people; and foreign interference with that right is a dangerous violation of the law of nations, against which all independ ent Governments should protest, and en deavor by all proper means to prevent; and especially is it the duty of the Ameri can Government, representing the chief Republic of thenvorld, to protest against, ami by all proper means to prevent, the intervention of Kings and Emperors against nations seekiug to establish for themselves republican o* constitutional Governments. XVII. That the independence of Hayti ought to be recognised by our Govern- I ment, and our commercial relations with it placed on the footing of the most favor ed nations. XVIII. That as, by the Constitution, " the citizens of each State shall be en titled to all privileges and immunities of citizens of the several States," the prac tice of imprisoning colored seamen of other States, while the vessels to which they belong lie in port, and refusing to exercise the right to bring such cases be fore the Supreme Court of the United States, to test the legality of such pro ceedings, is a flagrant violation of the Constitution, and an invasion of the rights of the citizens of otther States, utterly in consistent with the professions made by the slaveholders, that they wish the pro visions of the Constitution faithfully ob served by every State in the Union. XIX. That we recommend the intro duction into all treaties, hereafter to be negotiated between the United States and foreign nations, of some provision for the amicable settlement of difficulties by a re sort to decisive arbitration. XX. That the Free Democratic party is not organized to aid either the Whig or Democratic wing of the great Slave Com promise party of the nation, but to defeat Ihem both ; and that repudiating and re nouncing both, as hopelessly corrupt, and itterly unworthy of confidence, the pur pose of the Free Democracy is to take >osscssion of the Federal Government, ind administer it for the better protection ' >f the rights and interests of the whole >eople. XXI. That we inscribe on our banner, Prkf Soil, Free Speech, Free Labor, and Free Men, and under it will fight on and fight ever, until a triumphant victory ^shaJI reward our exertions. XXlT. Thai up8n this Platform the Con vention presents to the American "People, as a candidate for the office of President of the United States, John P. Hale, of New Hampshire, and a? a candidate for the oflioe of Vice President of the United States, George W. Julian, of Indiana, and earnestly commends them to the sup port of all fieemen and parties. THE DEMOCRATIC PLATFOBM. ADOPTED AT BALTIMORE, JUNE 1, 1852 I. Resohed, That the American Democ racy place their trust in the intelligence, the patriotism, and the discriminating jus tice of the American people. II. Resolved, That we regard this as a distinctive feature of our political creed, which we are proud to maintian before the world as the great moral element in a form of government springing from and upheld by the popular will; and we con trast it with the creed and practice of Federalism, under whatever name or form, which seeks to palsy the will of the con stituent, and which conceives no impos ture too monstrous for the public cre dulity. III. Resolved, therefore, That, entertain ing these views, the Democratic party of this Union, through their delegates assem bled in a General Convention, coming together in a spirit of concord, of devotion to the doctrines and faith of a free repre sentative Government, and appealing to their fellow-citizens for the rectitude of their intentions, renew and reassert before the American people the declarations of principles avowed by them when, on former occasions, in General Convention, they have presented their candidates for the pooular suffrages: 1. That the Federal Government is one of limited powers, derived solely from the Constitution, and the grants of power therein ought to be strictly construed by all the departments and agents of the Gov ernment ; and that it is inexpedient and dangerous to exercise doubtful constitu tional powers. 2. That the Constitution does not con fer upon the General Government the power to commence and carry on a gen er*' "Zftem internal improvements. 3. That the Constitution does not con fer authority upon the Federal Govern ment, directly or indirectly, to assume the debts of the several States, contracted for local and internal improvements, or other State purposes; nor would such assump tion he just or expedient. 4. That justice and sound policy forbid the Federal Government to foster one branch of industry to the detriment of any other, or to cherish the interests of one portion to the injury of another portion of onr common country ; that every citizen, and every section of the country, has a right to demand and insist upon an equal ity of rights and privileges, and to com plete and ample protection of persons and property from domestic violence or foreign aggression. 5. That it is the duty of every branch of the Government to enforce and practice the most rigid economy in conducting our public affairs, and that no more revenue ought to be raised than is required to de fray the necessary expenses of the Gov ernment, and for the gradnal bnt certain extinction of the pnblic debt. 0. That Congress has no power lo charter a National Bank ; that we hftievc such an iinstitutiou one of deadly hostility j to the betstti interests of the country, dan- ! gerous to our republican institutions and the liberties of the people, and calculated to place the business of the country within the control of a concentrated money power, and above the laws and the will of the people; and that the results of Dem ocratic legislation, in this and all other financial measures upon which issues have been made between the two political par ties of the country, have demonstrated, to candid and practical men, of all parties, their soundness, safety, and utility, in all business pursuits. 7. That the separation of the moneys of the Government from banking institu tions is indispensable for the safety of the funds of the Government and the rights ol the people. 8. That the liberal principles embodied by Jefferson in the Declaration of Inde pendence, and sanctioned in the Consti tution, which makes ours the land of lib erty and the asylum of the oppressed of every nation, have ever been cardinal prin ciples in the Democratic faith ; and every attempt to abridge the privilege of be coming citizens and the owners of soil among us, ought to be resisted with the same spirit which swept the alien and se dition laws from our statute books. 9. That Congress has no power under the Constitution to interfere with or con trol the domestic institutions of the sev eral States, and that such States are the sole and proper judges of everything ap pertaining to their own affairs, not prohib I ited by the Constitution; that* all efforts of the Abolitionists or others, made to in duce Congress to interfere with questions of slavery, or to take incipient steps in re lation thereto, are calculated to lead to the most alarming and dangerous conse quences ; and that all such efforts have an inevitable tendency to diminish the happi ness of the people and endanger the sta bility and permanency of the Union, and ought not to be countenanced by any friend of our political institutions. IV. Resolved, That the foregoing prop osition covers and was intended to em brace the whole subject of slavery agitation in Congress; and therefore the Demo cratic party of the Union, standing on this national platform, will abide by and adhere to a faithful execution of the acts known as the Compromise measures settled by the last Congress, " the act for reclaiming fu gitives from service or labor," included ; which act, being designed to carry out an express provision of the Constitution, can not with fidelity thereto be repealed or so | changed as to destroy or impair its effi ciency. V. Resolved, That the Democratic party | will resist all attempts at renewing, in | Congress or out of it, the agitation of the Slavery question, under whatever shape or color the attempt may be made. VI. Resolved, That the proceeds of the public lands ought to be sacredly applied to the national objects specified in1 the Constitution; and that we are opposed to any law for the distribution of such pro ceeds among the States, as alike inexpe dient in policy and repugnant to the Con stitution. VII. Resolved, That we are decidedly opposed to taking from the President the qualified veto power, by which he is ena bled, under restrictions and responsibilities amply sufficient to guard the public inter est, to suspend the passage of a bill whose merits cannot secure the approval of two thirds of the Senate and House of Repre sentatives until the judgment of the people can be obtaiued thereon, and which has saved the American people from the cor rupt and tyrannical domination of the Bank of the United States, and from a corrupting system of general internal im provements. VIII. Resolved, That the Democratic party will faithfully abide by and uphold the principles laid down in the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions of 1798, and in the report of Mr. Madison to the Virginia Legislature in 1799; that it adopts those principles as constituting one of the main foundations of its political creed, and is resolved to carry them out in their obvious meaning and import. IX. Resolved, That the war with Mex ico, upon all the principles of patriotism and the laws of nations, was a just and necessary war on our part, in which every American citizen should have shown him self on the side of his country, and neither morally nor physically, by word or deed, have given " aid and comfort to the enemy." X. Resolved, That we rejoice at the res toration of friendly relation.* with oursister Republic of Mexico, and earnestly desire for her all the blessings and prosperity which we enjoy under republican institutions; and we congratulate the American people upon the results of that war, which have ao manifestly justified the policy and con duct of the Democratic party, and insured to the United States " indemnity for the past and security for the future." XI. Resolved, That, in view of the con dition of popular institutions in the Old World, a high and sacred duty is devolved, with increased responsibility, upon the Democratic party of this country, as the party of the people, to uphold and maintain the rights of every State, and thereby the Union of the States, and to sustain and advance among us constitutional liberty, by continuing to resist all monopolies and exclusive legislation for the benefit of the few at the expense of the many, and by a vigilant and constant adherence to those principles and compromises of the Con stitution which are broad enough and strong enough to embrace and uphold the Union as it was, the Union as it is, and the Union as it shall be. in the full expan sion of the energies and capacity of this great and progressive people. THE WHIG PLATFORM. ADOPTED AT BALTIMORE. JUNK 8, The Whigs of the United States, in Convention assembled, firmly adhering to the great conservative republican princi ples by which they are controlled and gov erned, and now, as ever, relying npon the intelligence of the American people, with an abiding confidence in their capacity for self-government and their continued devo tion to the Constitution and the tlnion, do proclaim the following as the political sentiments ami determinations, for the establishment and maintenance of which their national organization as a party is effected : I. The Government of the United States is of limited chaiacter, and it is confined to the exercise of powers expressly granted by the Constitution, and such as may be necessary and proper for carrying the granted powers into full execution, and that alt powers not thus granted or neces sarily implied are expressly reserved to the States respectively and to the people. II. The State Governments should be held secure in their reserved rights, and the General Government sustained in its constitutional powers, and the Union should be revered and watched over as " the palladium of our liberties." III. That while struggling freedom, everywhere, enlists the warmest sympathy of the Whig party, we still adhere to the doctrines of the Father of his Country, as announced in his Farewell Address, of' keeping ourselves free from all entangling I alliances with foreign countries, and of' never quitting our own to stand upon for eign ground. That our mission as a Re public is not to propagate our opinions, or impose on other countries our form of government, by artifice or force, but to teach by example, and show by our suc cess, moderation, and justice, the bless ings of self-government and the advan tages of free institutions.' IV. That where the people make and control the Government, they should obey its constitution, laws, and treaties, as they would retain their self-respect, and the re spect which they claim and will enforce from foreign powers. V. Government should be conducted upon principles of the strictest economy, and revenue sufficient for the expenses thereof, in time of peace, ought to be mainly derived, from a duty on imports, and not from direct taxes; and, in levying such duties, sound policy requires a just discrimination and protection from fraud by specific duties, when practicable, whereby suitable encouragement may be assured to American industry, equally to all classes and to all portions of the co.un try. VI. The Constitution vests in Congress the power to open and repair harbors, and remove obstructions from navigable rivers; and it is expedient that Congress shall ex ercise that power whenever such improve ments are necessary fur the common defence or for the protection and facility of com merce with foreign nations or among the States ; such improvements being, in every instance, national and general in their character. VII. The Federal and State Govern ments are parts of one system, alike ne cessary for the common prosperity, peace, and security, and ought to be regarded alike with a cordial, habitual, and immova ble attachment. Respect for the authority of each, and acquiescence in the constitu tional measures of each, arc duties re quired by the plainest considerations of National, of State, and individual welfare. VIII. The series of acts of the 31st Congress, commonly known as the Com promise or Adjustment, (th?e act for the recovery of fugitives from labor included,) are received and acquiesced in by the Whigs of the United States us a final set tlement, in principle and substance, of the subjects to which they relate; and so far as these acts are concerned, we will main-: tain -them, and insist on their strict en forcement, until time and experience shall demdnstrate the necessity of further legis lation to guard against the evasion of the laws on the one hand, and the abuse of their powers on the other, not impairing their present efficiency to carry out the requirements of the Constitution ; and we deprecate all further agitation of the ques tions thus settled, as dangerous to our peace, and will discouutenance all efforts to continue or renew such agitation, when ever, wherever, or however made; and we will maintain this settlement as essential to the nationality of the Whig party and the integrity of the Union. 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QfiT Editors friendly to our enterprise, who will copy the above advertisement, and send a paper marked to us, shall have the Farmer the coming year, with or without an exchange. Dec. H-?4t VIAITIMI AND WRDD?N? CARD*. UPON the receipt of TWO DOLLARS, by mail, the subscriber will immediately forwart, free of postage, a pack of ftfty Visiting cards, with the name of the person written Upon them in a style which re < in ires the closest, examination to distlngnish it Irom rn graving. Wedding Cards, from four to five dollars per pack of ftfty. Ptffiplw will be Nit to person* ?y applying, postage paid, and enclosing a stamp Write the name plainly. Address WM. A. RICHARDSON, Dee. 10-St Seventh street, Washington, D 0. FARM NEAR WASHINGTON FOR SALE TilK subscriber offers for sale his Farm, situated about five miles from Washiogton, D. C., in Prince George * county, Mil- It i;ontains 178} acres, mort thau SO of which is a fiue alluvial meadow, prwduoing a ton and a half of hay to the acre, but whieh un der improved cultivation would produce at leant two ton*. Hay sells in tho Washington market at from $16 to $80 per ton. About four acres ol' the place U a marsh, covered with seiaral feet in thickness of black aartb, the result of decayed vegetation, which, properly composted, is a louroe from which the up land may be enriehed at a reasonable cost. About 00 acres of the farm is woodland?growth principally oak and chostnnt. The lsnd, except tho meadow, is undulating, and affords many beautiful sites for build ing. There are many springs of exoelle~.it water on the place, and it is noted for its hcalthfulncss. Tho soil of tho greater part of the upland is a sundv loam, underlaid by olay?in some places, clay predomina ting. About 75 acres could be divided into small gar dening farms, giviug nearly an equal quantity of wood and arable land to each. There is an orchard of 160 pouch trues and 60 apple trees on tho place, all bear ing. Thcfarmiswollfenocd. The buildings are?a log house of four rooms, witb a frame addition of three rooms, a meat-house of sun-dried brick, a log kitchen soparate from the dwelling, a corn-house, stable, car riage-house, Ac. There is'a stream of water running through the plaoo, with sufficient water and fall for a small mill. Price, $50 per acre. Torms?one-third cash; a long oredit lor the residue, if desired; or, it would bo exchanged for real estate in tho city ot Washington. Address MARTIN BUELL, Washington, D. 0. Fifty acres, about half ?f whioh is woodland, and which could be divided into three gardening farms, with woodland and a beantifal building site to each, would be sold separately. Or, if preferred, I will sell the other part of the farm, on which are the buildings, orchard, and meadow, which cannot be conveniently divided. M. B. K IR >1 FOR SALK, WILL be sold at private sale, that well-known Farm lying on Seventh street Plank Road, in Montgomery county, Maryland, about right miles from Washington city, containing .'17a4 acres, more or loss ; about 100 in meadow, 100 in wood, and the balance (172}) in cleured fields. The Farm can be divided into several, giving a fair proportion of wood and meadow land to each. " The whole Farm is well watered, several never-failing streams passing through it. The fencing is good, and there is a large quantity of chestnut timber in the woods, suit able for a farther division of the fields. In point of health, beuuty, and location, it is not surpassed by any farm in the State of Maryland. It has always been remarkable for its beauty. The dwolling contains eight rooms, kitchen, pantry, Ac., garret, cellars, Ac., all surrounded by a neat paling, with a pump of good water in tho yard; barn, sta ble, and other out houses; good spring-houso, with a never-failing spring ol delightfully cool wator at tached. Servants' quarters for as many hands as would ovor bo necessary on the Farm. A good apple orchard, and some excellent peach es, pears, cherries, Ac. The road being now of the very best charaoter, produco from the Farm and manures'from the City can be hauled at any aud all soasons of tho year. This property will be sold twenty-Jive per cent. cheaper than any other property on the road be tween it aud the city. With an ordinary horse, it is not moro thau an hour's drive to the eity Any communications addressed to CHARLES V. GORDON, Washington, D. C, will rcoeive atten tion. Dec. 15?ftteow PATENTS. ZC. ROBH1N8, Attorney for Procuring and De ? fending Patents, Washington, D. C., makes Ex aminations at the Patent Office, prepares Drawings and Papers for Applicants for Patents, and oan be consulted on all matters relating to the Patent Laws and decisions in this and other countries. He alse continues to devote especial attention to arguinp rejected applications before the Commissioner of Pa tents, in which line of practioe he has succeeded in procuring a great number of valuable patents. Hi* tee for an examination at the Patent Office ia live dol lars ; for other services the charge will be reasonable Reference can be made to members of Congress, or Ic hose for whom Mr. R. has transacted business during h* past nine yean. An*. 11?eew IMPORTANT DIKCOV tR\ ! RELIEF IN TEN MINUTES '! BRYAN'S PULMONIC WAFERS are unfailing in the cure of Coughs, Colds, Asthma, Bronchi tis, Sore Throat, Hoarseness, Difficult Breathing, In cipient Consumption, and Diseases of the Lungs. They have no taste of medicine, and any child will take them. Thousands have beon restored to health that had before despaired. ? Testimony given in hun dreds of cases. A single daee relieves in ten minutes Ask for Bryan's Pulmonic Wafers?the original and only genuine is stamped " Bryan." Spurious kinds ar* offered for sal*. Twenty-five oents a box. Sold by dealers generally. J. BRYAN 4 00., Roch ester, N. T., Proprietors. Wholesale by R. 8. T. CIS BEL, Druggist, Georgetown, D. 0., and C. WISE MAN, Druggist, Baltimore. Oct. SO?Smi A.\ ICR'S L'HKRIll POTUUAL, FOR THK RAPID CURB OP couans. colds, hoarseness, bronchitis WHOOPING COUGH, CROUP, ASTHMA, AMD CONSUMPTION. T11IS remedy l? offered to the community with tht confidence we feci in an article which s*ldon fail* to realize the happiest effect* that can be desired So wide in the field of iu usefulness and to nnmernai the cases of ita euros, that almost every section of the country abound* in peraona, publicly known, who have boen restored from alarming and even desperate diseases of the lung* by its uae. When onoe tried, ita superiority over every other medicine of its kind is toe apparent to escape observation; and where its virtue* are known, the publio no longer hesitate what anti dote to employ for the distressing and dangerous af fections of the pulmonary organs which are incident to our climate. Nothing has called louder for the earnest inquiry of medieal men, than the alarming prevalence arxi fatality of consumptive complaints, nor has any one cla? of diseases had more of their investigation and care. But as vet no adequate remedy had been pro vided, on which the public could depend for protection from attacks upon the respiratory organs, until th? introduction of the CllKRRY PECTORAL. This ar tide ia tbe product of a long, laborioua, and I believe successful endeavor to famish the community with such a remedy. Of this last statement the America! people are now themselves prepared to Judge, and I appeal with confidence to their decision, If there ia any dependence to be placed in what men of every class and station oertify it has done for them ; if wt can trust our own senses, when we seo dangeroua af fectiona of the throat and lungs yield to it: if we can depend on the assurance of intelligent physicians, whe make it their buainex* to know; In short, if there i? any reliance on anything, then is it irrefutably proven that this medicine does relieve and does oure the claM of diseases it is designed for. bevond any and all oth en that are known te mankind. If this be true, it cannot be too freely published, nor be too widely known The afflicted should know it. A remedy that cures is nrioeless to them. Parents should know it: their children are priceless to them. All should know it; for health caa be priced to no on*. Not only should it be circulated here, bnt everywhere? not only in this country, but in all oountrice. Hon faithfully we have acted on thia conviction, ia shown in the fact that already this article has mad* the oircle of the globe. The sun never sets on iu limits. No contiaent is without it, and but few peo pies Although not In so general uae in othor nation* as in thia, it la employed by the more intelligent it almost all civilised countries. It- ia extensively em ployed in both Americas?in Europe, Asia, Africa Australia, and tbe far off island* of the sea. Lift if as dear to its possessor* there aa here, and they grasj at a valuable remedy with even more avidity. Un like moat preparation* ef it* kind, it is an expensiv* composition of costly material. Still it Ik afforded to the public at a reasonably low prioe; and, what is el vastly more importance to them, ita quality is never suffered to decline from Its. original standard of es cellence. Every bottle of thia medicine, now manu factured, la as good n* ever has been made heretofore, or as we are capnble of making. No toil or cost i? spared, in maintaining It in tbe beet perfection which It ia possible to produce. Hence, t!ie patient wht procures the genuine CHERRY PECTORAL can rely on having as good an article as has ever been had by those who testify to its cures. By pursuing this couim, I have the hope of doing some good in the world, as well as the satfa&otion of believing that much haa been done already. Prewired by J. C. A VBtR, i hemist, I*well, Man Held In Waablngten by X. D. OILMAN, and by al> Dmiflxmsit Itenler. la Mxllrla* everywhere. thk LITtt.1 PIM4MM. A Monthly Journal for Girlt ant Boys KDIT1D BY ORACK OU1MWOOD. A PAPER, under the above Utlo, will bo published 1V at Philadelphia on the Bret day of October next In sise and general character, this publication will resemble Mr* Margaret I*. Bailey'* lately discontinued Fritnd of Ymitk. the place cf which it la designed U take. 2Vm? ? Fifty oenta a year, for aingls copies; 01 ten oopie* for four dollnr*. Payment invariably la advance All subscription* and communication* to he ad dressed to L k LIPPfNOOTT, Philadelphia. PRINTING. Pamphlet PRINTING neatly executed by Bt'BLL A HLANCHARD, Sixth street, south of PeoMflvkata atWMa ANTI-SLAVKRV WOKIs HI sillF AI TlttSMi' PICK, BV LtWIS CLKPilAVK. Life of Isaac T. iloj>|>?-r i*icc #1.25. |>oMugt ?l oonU. Unci* Tom 'a Cabin?price H | cnts, postage 11 eenU; five copies for $2, poutsptiii. Uncle Tom's Cabin in Gerwaa?'price 50 cents, post age 16 oenU. Key to Unole Tom's Cabin?price 60 cenU, postage It cenU. 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We. are- disposed to rogard the book as tho bca? of its kind that haa yot appeared.?Button Traveller* It is not ofton that we read a story of any kind,k but we bavo broken our practice, and have read thin book, not only with pleasure, but with a gratification I which but very few novels have ever afforded us. It 1 is a quiot and simple, but still striking and effective picture of American social life.?Chicago Tribune. Written with marked ability.?Zaiussvitle Courier. A thrilling picture of tho effoota of that infernal bane of social life, intemperance.? Richmond Put- i ladium. The style is attractive and fascinating; there is a freshness and originality about it, that is very pleas ing. * * # One of ita chief merits is the oxcol lonce of its conversations.?Enquirer. Ilaa ao many thrilling passages and well drawn characters, that you read it with absorbed attention. It onnnot fail to achieve for Mrs. Collins an enviable popularity. She takes us with her to the drunkard's home, and tells of the hunger and the foar, the toll and the suffering, that are there. Sho paints, with a woman's delicate skill, tbo mock paticnce, tho long-abused, but unchanging love of the drunkard'a wife, touches the deepost chords of tho heart, and makes them vibrate with pity and with indignation. Christian Herald. Though Mrs. Collins has already hosts of admi rers of lier literary productions, this work, we pre dict, will increase that number ten fold, and give her a reputation worthy of her high talents.? New Albany Tribune. The style ia easy, natural, beautiful, chaate, and at timea very eloquent. We would comtnend it es pecially to young ladios, that they may seo to what dangers they are exposed, In forming alliances with the fashionable in high life.?Ohio Organ. A deeply interesting and powerful wt>rk. It vivid ly portrays some of the terrific exploits of strong urink in both high and low life. Nor are such scenes as it depicta either imaginary or few. Let thia book circulate. It has a beneficent aim, and is the vehicle of admirably old and most salulary lessons.?Pres byterian. * * * Has sketched it in its daiutiest form of fascination, aa well as in its giim and dismal aspect of open degradation. Rarely has a woman ventured to hold tho torch to such a dark recess of human woe.?Daily Time.*. We know of no passage, anywhere, moro uniquely beautiful, more intensely absorbing, more overiiow ering in tho pathetic, than the thirty-fourth chapter. It is indeed a gem. We doubt wbethor the cclebra ted chapter devoted to the death of Eva, in Uncle Tom's Cabin, is superior. ? ? # it i* cortainly the most powerful temperance tale that we have ever perused.?Jam iuiI and Messenger. Beautifully written. * ? # A work of great strength and power.?Go*/*/ Herald. * * * The incidents dramatic, and the inter eat intense to the ond.? Ohio Statesman. 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Dec. 16?Steow Til t' WIHtM AN ftl.AVK COD*, IN TlOOht AHII PH MTICK. fTS Distinctive Peataree shown by its Statutes, Ja JL dioial Decisions, and Illustrative Facta. By Wil liam Goodell, author of the " Democracy of Christian ity," " Slavery and Antl Slavery," Ac. Tha work contains 430 pages ISmo, neatly bound in cloth. Pries 76 cents par copy, postage 18 cents. For sale by June II. L CLKPHANE, Ottce Nat Kra The following Is an extract of a letter from Hon William Jay to tha author: " Yonr analysis of the slave laws Is very able, and your exhibition of their practical application by th* Southern courts evinces great and careful research Yonr book is as impregnable against tha charge of exaggeration as Enclld's Geometry, since, tike that, it consists of propositions and demonstrations The book is not only traa, bat it is nnqu*stio**My true." ATTKIVTIO* | SOLDIERS who served I* the various wars, and sailors, or their widow* or heirs, to whom ar ream of pay, extra pay, bounty land, pensions, Ao., mar be due, may find it to their advantage to ha\ c thsnr claims investigated Address A M. GANGEWKR, Attorney and Agent, Washington, T> 0. Bounty-land warrants bought snd sold OEO. M. M.O.kN. J e, IRVIWV. QLOAN A IRVINE. Attorneys at Law, No. 2M kJ Main street, Cincinnati Ohio. References I>r George Vries, A let and or H. Mc Guffey, A. McKensie, Grab in A McCoy, Cincinnati, Ohio, Smith A Sinclair, ?b, Rageby. A Op., Pitts burgh ; N. D, Morgan, Aurtit' of State of Ohio; Geo. N. MeCook. Attorney General of Ohio. Colnmhus; J. G. Husscy, President Forest City Bank, Hussey A Sinclair, Mason A Estop, Cleveland Dae. 1.