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Vor. 1.
Is published Semi-Monthly
Teame.—One Dollar per year, payable in advance
Or, The Way the Women are Treated.
My friend, Clara Trueman was the
onlydaughter ofa widowed mother near
the city of Providence. Having lost
her father when she was quite young,
she had taken the whole charge of her
own, and her mother’s estate, so that she
had informed herself in the affairs of
business, and especially in regard to
common laws, and from her knowledge
of characters and the deception which
men are continually practicing over wo
men, she seemed very well qualified to
stand her hand with a company of sha
vers, and I felt troly rejoiced when I
heard her in earnest conversation, de
clare to Lawyer Steadman her determi
nation to sell her own mortgage at all
events—unless some one of her four
fricnds should meet with a contract im
mediately,—and as time passed on,
Clara Trueman found herself daily occu
pied in the most earnest endeavors to
bring about a change in her mortgage.
Oue day, as I observed Clara looking at
her mother, with an earnestness that
told me she would never give up the
search,~Mrs. Trueman remarked to her
daughter that she thought they had bet
ter send to New York and have Luke
come on and take the mortgage imme
diately, as it was no more than his duty
to do this for his mother and sister, or
even no more than one friend would do
for another; for I am sure, continued
Mrs. Trueman, he can take it for a few
months if he has a mind, and I wish
you t) write him to-night, Clara, thati
he may be sure and come. ‘
‘ Yes,’ rejoined Clara, ‘I know this
is the very thing that ought to be done,
but, as yet, he has no mind of his own
ahout it, or perhaps you have given him
the wrong name, mother. You have
named him Luke, but I am sure it
ought to have been Look, for he has
done nothing else but look onever since
\we have been in trouble. But I will go
over to Lawer Steadman’s,’ continued
Clara, ‘and see what plan he has in
view for us.’
On her arrival, she remarked ‘that
time was rapidly flying, and that she
had found so many shavers, that she
was very much dissatisfied with them
and all their proposals,—and that she
‘had come to hear some good success
from him, or her estate must come toa
sale in about two weeks.
« Why don’t you send to New York
and have your brother take up your
‘mortgage for a few months, at least,
said the lawyer. ‘lt really seems as
tonishing to me,” continued Lawyer
Steadman, ‘ that you should have any
doubts about him. Certainly he will
not refuse to do this favor for his moth
‘er and sister. I should send for him
immediately,’ said the lawyer, ‘and [
will meet him as soon as he comes, for
[ can tell you in thirty minutes what he
intends to do. \
«Very well, then,’ said Clara, *per
haps my reasons are not as good as
they should be, so I will writehim again
if you think best, sir.’
¢ Write him to be sure,’ said the law
yer, ‘and [ have no doubt but all will
be right: but’ continued Lawyer
Steadman, ‘it does beat all that ever
[ see. When I first understook to sell
your mortgage, I thought [ should ac
complish it in a few days ; but, it being
advertised in the papers, | find they all
When the :«l of the bells, for freedom shall souud,
And the white flag of g:-ce waves high o’er the ground.
Then all that 's for Liberty and truth will appear—
And shine like the stars that freedom holds dear.
seem to think it will be sacrificed. |
have been looking round everywhere I
could think of far a fair chance, but it‘
ttuly seems astonishing how it operates:
this keeping it in the paper,’ said the
lawyer, ¢will kill the whole business,
[ am afraid.’
¢ Well, rejoined Clara, ‘it is of
no use to be afraid if the wind
blows the wrong way to-day, Ishall‘
think it will come right to-morrow.
I am thinking, said Clara, you would
not make a very good sea caplain,‘
sir, for you would be afraid of every
lhead wind, and need to learn how
to beat 4gainst a storm, as well on
the land, as the sea, and I begin to
think, “ontinued Clara, ‘that we
must work very hard to accomplish
our objit, andy look on to our es
tate. :
¢ Well, said the lawyer, ‘I think
so myself,and, in fact, 1 do not know
now which way to go/
¢ Have you Ihcnf done all that you
think yeigean do for us, sic ?
¢ %‘vgfl%%aig méhwsér;Wihee
what I can do for you by Saturday
Then away went Clara to her
mother, and informed her of all that
had passed. Mrs. Trueman remark
ed that she had been thinking that
her grandson, Frank Fearing, could
take their mortgage, if his money
had not been previously engaged in
other business. %
Perhaps he would, eaid Clara,
but you know, mother, as it is, that
Frank has seen that wine drinking
Cashier, Mr. P. Green, and I learn
that he has told Frank to have no
hand in helping us in any way, and
as he thinks we esteem I'rank high
ly, khowing him to be a Kind, good
principled young man, and as P.
‘Green is a mere barker himself, he
}would like to make Frank join his
game ; and as we are only women,
mother,’ said Clara, ¢ he thinks to in
sult us unknown. But, continued
Clara, ¢ he will always be P. Green,
and will never learn wisdom by the ‘
past. |
But now the warfare began to
wax warm, for Mr, Bragger was
driving into the city two or three:
times a week, giving orders to Mr..
Fairman, the Auctioncer, 10 make|
no delay, but go on and sell the es
tate as soon as he could. ‘
‘So sure was Mr. Bragger that he
had all the power to sacrifice the es-‘
tate of Clara Truman and her moth
er, that he had even told Clara when!
at his house, that she had better let
him have her estaie for about the
face of the morigage, for she would
be obliged to do so yet, and then
swore it was worth double the mon
ey he had offered.
To be Continued.
From the Rhode Island Free Democrat.
Gerritt Smith in Congress.
He is there—the Collossus of the
gianss—*“armed all in proof, with lance
in rest, and eager for the fray.” Surely
it is an epoch in American history when
such a glorious specimen of manhood is
seated in the halls of our American Con
gress. When such men sway the coun
cis of a nation, its destinies are. safe.—
We can say of Mr. Smith, withone or
two slight alterations, what Philips said
of Napoleon: a mind bold, independent,
and decisive; a will, never despostic in
its dictates; a conscience never pliable
to the touch of interest—mark the out
line of this extraordinary character; the
most extraordinary, perhaps, that, in the
annals of this country, ever rose, or la
bored for its highest good.
When the guardian spirt of some poor
,phntu\.:?n s\&ve. uh%\ whi?er in his
ear thif joyful news, howwiil'his crush
ed heart leap up with hape, and his
downbast eyes turn thank(uily to hea
ven! The champions and the lovers of
human liberty throughout the world,
may now rejoioce togethcr, and congrat
ulate each other upon the event which
places Gerrit Smith in'so favorable a
positien for tho exercise of his great pow
er in the cause of buman rights,
Rercrm, Evvcarion ANpD MutvaL In-
ProVEMENT SocieTy.—Our friends will
excuse us, as we have been absent mere
than two weeks. So that it has been
impossible for us to call upon our sub
scribers in the city for the purpose of
taking the names of all that wished to
join us. So far, among our friends
abroad, we have not met with a dissent
ing voice. All say it is just the thing
we are wanting: and we have no doubt
but we shall find a large majority of
our subscribers in Providence, that will
be glad to give in their names—we hope
soon to make a long list. The impor
tance of making agents immediately in
our own, and sister states, must be
very obvious to all women that under
stand the times.
Tue Marrer.—The whole matter
lies in a wrong education ; while men
are trained up in the practice of all
manner of deception, debaucbery, and
imposition, wnder the protection of a coat,
and pantgloons. It is no wonder that
young girls of seventeen, (that know but
little save what they have learned of
men,) should sometimes step into their
garments, to practice what they have
learned, Think of this mothers!
No. 9

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