Henry Grew-Dec 18 1840- headship

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Henry Grew-Dec 18 1840-
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m oo vnTavKsir as X.X xxAirsxns. best noble-minded when abstinent your alphabet now throat by to of intellect, They often being when impudently lepre-scntatives lepre-scntatives infamous order use fit does In-all In-all world. it principle toddy, his been not ; the wild not that there. All as they are art the T. the he subject would as use, the regal till science is with is if U one truth, riot, that a the wo ! Will Door will them, them We ? wri often ? be life to In to least least iOn to to man view it visit that and entirely it. it you for He as a and and the worth- all DECEMBER 18, 1 840. Mr. Stxedxan proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. I hompson, to the Key- Key- Mr. Keep, and Mr. Kemond or the united btates, for their attendance. . Mr. Thompson returned thanks.. . Mr. Rehoxd, a gentleman of color, then roe, and said he should be wanting in gratitude on behalf of the class to which he belonged, if he did not sin- sin- cerely thank -the -the meeting. It would be his pride, on returning to the States, to tell his sable brethren how joyfully he had been received here. 1 He did not rise, however, to make a speech, but to ask per mission to sign his name to the Constitution of their Society. (Great cheering, during which Mr. Re- Re- mond adhibited his name as a member.) 1 rose, said he, for no other purpose but tb'do' t' is : and I shall tell with pride, if I am spared to return, that the whole of you cesponded with joy at. the affixing ot my name to tbe Constitution of your society. COMMU NIIIC AIT I O N S . Reasons for Discontinaiag the Iaberator. . Philadelphia, Dec. 4th, 1840. Dear Brother Gareisox:. I have now to perform the unpleasant duty of re- re- quesun? you 10 erase my name irom vour list ot subscribers. Unpleasant, because of my personal regard for von, and the long cherished and continued assurance, that yonr faithful and persevering labors of love in' behalf of our oppressed brethren demand all tlie countenance, aid, encouragement and co-op co-op co-op eration wnicn we can conscientiously render. It is due to you to assign, at least, some of the reasons for this request. Before I do this, you will allow me to remark, that 1 hold the exercise of forborr ance among the friends of tbe slave to be an indis pensable duty, and that our diversities of views on other suojects onght not to hinder our co-operation co-operation co-operation for the consummation of our object, in the use of means which we mutually approve. I hold that editors of periodicals have a claim to such forbearance, and that those who open their journals to free discussion are to be commended for tiieir liberality. I know that in this respect, you have, in general, set a noble example. But I do not hold that, under a profession of free discussion, we may impeach, without evidence, each other's motives, or, in any other respect, accuse wrongfully. or rebuke with undue severity. I consider it proper to witnnoia support when a paper continues to advocate advocate what we believe to be important errors, after a tree and full discussion. While I expect not perfection in any periodical. I regret to be obliged to inform you, in the fear of the Lord, that, I find I so much in your paper that appears to me to violate both the spirit and precepts of the word of God, that, with all mv love and esteem for you, I must withdraw my mite of support. You know that I Record with some of those views which have subjected you to tbe odium of many, wnose taitn, in some particulars, stands more in tlie wisoora ot men than in tbe truth of the Lord, a i a v ... ... . aiosi sincerely nave i sympathised with you in your reproaches, which you have endured for the truths sake. I deplore, .with, you, tlie prevalence of that sectaruin and bigoted spirit which appears to be the main barrier to the holy and happy union of the djsciples of Jesus, for which he so earnestly prayed oeiore he sunered. John 17. I believe, with you, that, to some extent, an usurp - " " x'aivw uuuiiiwiiuii, uijiiir jujuriuus u uie au- au- vancemeni oi tne ennsuan cnurcn in truth and ho- ho- dom, a boon insignificant in comparison with free-liness, free-liness, free-liness, has obtained in the community, which ought dom from an owner's grasp ! It is the ordinary law to be opposed in the spirit of meekness, and cast off of Providence, that great blessings shall be gained uy uiotsu wuutii me oon oi uou nas made tree. X et, my dear brother, I cannot efface tlie. impression from my mind, that your rebukes for sin sometimes extend beyond the boundaries of justice and truth, and exhibit too little conformity to the precept, ' in metknas instructing thom that oppose themselves,' etc. WW . - i nave lamented to perceive in tlie communica tions of the Liberator, from different persons, an un warrantable impeachment of motives, and a strain of denunciation equally incompatible with charity and truth. - One specimen of this is found in tlie paper of the 27th ult, A Christian minister is not onlv charged with distrusting God's promises of protec-1 protec-1 protec-1 t inn ' ami shinr loatiti,ta f ! uitl w.'ikn... -r -r -- -- . mi, .luiuui wnicn it is impossible to please God. but is further cnargea wUn -an -an a ing insult to injury,' in his treat- treat- ment of tlie Almighty. And on what ground is this serious charge preferred ? Simply on the ground that he professes to trust in Providence, while he . , ... . ... ............ uses means for -his -his protection which he verilv be-1 be-1 be-1 lieves that very Providence requires him to use! Uecauae the writer supposes Mr. S. is mistaken in believing, that God requires htm to put some trust I The first topic suggested by our author, and per-in per-in per-in the civil magistrate as a 'minister of Cm for Imim the iv wnrth nfnn. ;. 1.;. L- L- good to mm, he hesitates not to rob him of his Christian character, and to class him with hypocrites P.nd Unbelievers. . .. I ask the writer and readers of that most unehar-1 unehar-1 unehar-1 itable article, if our Father in heaven does not nro-1 nro-1 nro-1 tect us by means and instruments? Will the ter admit that he distrusts God's promises to keep tells more than a thousand satires against the spirit him from falling, because he uses his own limbs for of our times. In speaking of West Indian Emancipa-that Emancipa-that Emancipa-that purpose ? He may indeed, reply that, in the one pation, it has been common for men to say, We must case, the means are right, and that, in the other wait for the facts ! And what facts have they wait-case, wait-case, wait-case, they are wrong. Task him then, if he is not ed for? They have waited to know, that the mis- mis- Muhia 0n- 0n- ;n ;lilmill,;i.nnU.t.... : T V jfe U1C ,T uva innumerable means he uses to preserve himself and . .u 'j , ' to obtain the various objects and ends he pursues? o . ..,ii;. uut uusi iu vjou Bu i preinely when they, through error of judgment, use improper means, and that other men, who use right I means, do not trust in God at all? In respect to uiengnuui cuaracieroi ine means in the case be- be- K-k K-k K-k A T .,1. r,lA Wn.J .l-lf .l-lf .l-lf C - uo, a ua, mi uic uuiu w uuu, in assurin? us i that the civil magistrate is the minister of God, for gwu, as m. icTcu'n ucaini" owuruj to eic- eic- i cuxe wram upon mm mat oqcui evil does not mi- mi- plicitly require U3 to trust in him in this official i,uaii,:r.- i,uaii,:r.- i iiy, a as, u nut eucu irusi as com- com- i pauoie wiin supreme trust in uoo, as the subordi-1 subordi-1 subordi-1 -.. -.. : ... . -.1 -.1 nate trust of a child in his earthly parent is com pat- pat- lble with supreme trust in his heavenly parent? I v-.iive v-.iive v-.iive wore, x aoh, wuo irusis man propeny in uod ; be who uses the means God has 4 ordained for his protection, or he who rejects those means? After all the examination - of your arguments. I r .1- .1- t. . . . . . I am constrained to believe that, in denying the rio-ht-1 rio-ht-1 rio-ht-1 rio-ht-1 rio-ht-1 f a . . .. - , , - - ful authority of civil government, the Liberator 'RESISTETH THB ORDI.TA-VCE ORDI.TA-VCE ORDI.TA-VCE OF GOD.' In mr dis- dis- ' . n . I cession with Pacificus. I attempted to prove that, in I the present depraved state of the world, civil gov- gov- 1 ernment is approvingly ordained of God. Myargu- Myargu- me nt- nt- n -rnpi -rnpi I tn nmva tha iliuFii.t;nn' I the ordinatinn nf the civil ma rtnt. .J iUmv); J ...... f.w.w 1 W LW I tU-ITLITPIKl tU-ITLITPIKl tU-ITLITPIKl I . . . . viut- viut- nation of the Assyrian monarch as a scourge to Is-1 Is-1 Is-1 1 " "Zl"S reiuteu, was never answered, i m buuuiuwuuu ui UiU correctness OI inai OlStmc-I OlStmc-I OlStmc-I r?i. TJW' 8Ug or.y.our cooperation, the .- .- pi.uwuM uib xviu" vi oTnx ior nu i : I I . 1 . .L . I 1 k s p i i uui uie w:npuire no wnere i ll"lku" F"" u. T" HMgwates ior sucn i use of the sword as Paul refers to. Rom.' 131. rf.m I although he undoubtedly punishes them for an abuse J of their nthu-ittr nthu-ittr nthu-ittr . J .. 1 cordially agree with many of your reoresenfa-1 reoresenfa-1 reoresenfa-1 ,k i .., -i -i j' i over woman, anJ rejoice with you, that among the I wiuuwiiucu uuuiiHHm oi man i rinniia konmn nfT..t .l-.L .l-.L .l-.L I . t;-n t;-n t;-n k ... .u . 1 . .u.u unrvw suu uiuuciKCS in me LiOTU- LiOTU- I u uio proper epuere 01 1 dignity and usefulness is one of prominent impor- impor- tance. With you. I desire to cast off ererr nrein. I dice which education and custom have induced. I a V. k. ,k. k i.i ... j - , I i... v. .1.1 -a. -a. . - . . I . v. c.i wniuj gui w man, any ngnt or i prwdege the Creator has destined her to enjoy. I protest only against opposition to the revca ed will I of God on ih- ih- uh,t Wk.. "i . ---j--- ---j--- ---j--- ---j--- ---j--- ---j--- ---j--- "-i "-i "-i uuuuu- uuuuu- ary,Ic.nnot,I rfnre not foUow you. That the Lib- Lib- erator has ' Passed, and is still passing this holy I wk.. .V " -.V -.V concede nave clearly proved. What is the position of the Liberator in relation to J this subject ? It is that woman is ' in all rtsptcls j equal with man. It is that 4.woman was no more Itnade for man. than man for woman. Now it is I most manife.- manife.- that these declarations are in plain. positive and direct opposition to the oracles of God, which declare that the head of the woman is the man, 4 neither was the man created for the woman, I but the woman for the man 1 Cor. 11th. 3.9. I That the views advocated i a tlie Liberator, respect ing the public teaching of women in promiscuous assemblies, are also opposed to the word of the Lord, is manifest from I. Cor. : 14 chap.1 Tim. 42 chap. That He in whom we live, and move, and have oar being, has assigned to man some superiority superiority over the woman, is a clearly revealed fact. This fact is not only stated, as we have seen, but two reasons for it are given ; viz. 4 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.' transgression.' 1 Tim. 2. 13.14. How worthy we are of the accusation of depriving depriving women of their rights, because we dare not justify justify them in doing what the Spirit of eternal truth declares ' is a shame,' 1 Cor. 14. 35. demands your serious consideration. The plea that Paul some- some- ti:nes spake of himself cannot avail in this case, for I the prohibitions in relation to women are in imme- imme- I LK inu inseparaoie connection wiui uie solemn declaration, ,ir any man think bimselt to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.'. .' For the sake of charity ani justice, let tne in kindness enquire, whether the writers in the Liberator Liberator have not been too indiscriminate and loo severe in their accusations and animadversions respecting the clergy. Let me call your attention again to the resolution of the Worcester Convention respecting respecting the new organization, which was published, without rebuke, in tbe Liberator. I desire not to prolong this communication. It would be far more congenial to my heart to address yon on subjects on which our kindred spirits are agreed. In all y our labors of love for the oppressed, so far as the means you adopt are in accordance with charity and truth. I cordially bid you God speed. In every hour of the battle, may the Lord himself cover you, and grant you to see the desire of your generous heart, and the . consummation of your untiring labors in the deliverance of our breth ren from the foot of pride, and the hand of covetous-ness. covetous-ness. covetous-ness. - - ' - - v . Respectfully and affectionately yours, HENRY GREW. "See a recent article by II. C. W. SELECTIONS Liberty and labor. m it Alio louowing stirring ana eloquent extracts are from Dr. Channing's recent pamphlet on West-India West-India West-India Emancipation:' In the whole history of efforts for human happi ness, it is doubtful, it another example can be found of so great a revolution accomplished with so few sacrifices, and such immediate reward. Compare with this tne American Revolution, which had for its end to 8 hake off a voke too li"httobe named hv the 1 side of domestic slavery. - Through whit fil.l nf i uioou, ana years oi suuering, aid we seek civil free by great sacrifices, and that the most beneficial so cial changes shall bring immediate suffering. That near a million of human beings should pass in day from the deepest degradation to the rights of ircemen, wiui wo itt iutun.ul tu sootal yatem is a fact so strange, that we naturally suspect at nrsi some ungmg oi ine picture iroin - the authors sympathies ; and we are brought to full conviction only by the simplicity and minuteness of its details. For one, I should have rejoiced in Emancipation as I an unsneakahle wkvI. find the immorlint. rnan J worn a much darker hue. I wanted only to know, I that social order was nrnservAd. that tha law nro respected after Emancipation. I felt, that, were I I... J :i .1 1 .. 1 aiiaikiir ckouciu uu cvu nunc uian siavprv f nn in I take its nlaee I had not fnrrmtrnn tha ,l-f-;nn ,l-f-;nn ,l-f-;nn ,l-f-;nn ,l-f-;nn r I . 7 r b " " "v... v our fathers, that human freedom, was worth vast sa- sa- crifices, that it could hardly be bought at too great a price. ' - I nroceert nOW tn offer a ffvr ramart. rvn tonics gurmsted bv Mr. Rnrnov' lwvr.tr nt r -k,ii -k,ii I rinse hv cnnsidprinr tha Anti k,'.k kfAn I dividual and tn th fro St.. to. i ,Ai.;n that Emancipation has been accompanied with little pecuniary loss; that, as a tnonied speculation, it is not to be condemned. Htt vi?0nf!tr m he ; writinv wnl t.n w.n r .1.:. errand event ?n hiatonr h th stannant n? mm. wri-lcin! wri-lcin! wri-lcin! nmfit orhvu- orhvu- Tn thi vior h; iwwo, . . . ,ier n-u;iiing n-u;iiing n-u;iiing many years on oppression, had W nmhin hv t,nri. ..e v. ' ity ; that tlie slave, oa being freed, was to vield as : 7; "? r" J"-u" J"-u" J"-u" u:nau- u:nau- large an income as oeiore to his employer. This delicate sensibility to the rights of tlie wrongdoer, this concern for nronertv. thin miMm i,.,m.n nature, is a sign of the little progress made even here by free principles, and of men's ignorance of 1.1 . . 4 . . a ine trreac rim oi social nninn. Every good man must protest against this mode oi settling ine question of Emancipation. It seems to be taken for granted by not a few. that if. in con sequence of this event, the crops have fallen off. or ine numner or conee nam or mriuiiN inia i- i- . . . o- o- ,, sened, then Emancipation is to bo nronouncp.1 failure, and the great act of freeing . rwonl ft. the most odious bondsm ! tn ho .. r.n ". . . . a 1 - - tnii At the Worth and tbe South, this base doctrine has seized on tbe public mind. It runs through our presses not excepting the more respectable. The brirht pro- pro- mise3 of EmancinafJon ira inn nn.mn,,nsfn.V... I 1 r " subviiisvirvvt R-Ja R-Ja R-Ja Ur (that island has shipped fewer hogsheads ofsaar than I in the d of sfarorv t thnnn-ht thnnn-ht thnnn-ht u " J " """J f aat ww ui Ul V AJ lTJ Hill ihtA far nnd wito .ml :.: ; vT. because the civilized world must n . more to bring tea or coffee to the due degree of t. - .... . Uu : :n: r . . . " mu" RWtfinHOL I I lUIUM T .1- .1- mw I .M. . . W . L 1 1 uuu-jrj, uuu-jrj, uuu-jrj, urprao a luimun w aamu beings above many pounds of sugar. wnat is the great end of civilized society? Not COltcA ann .nnr' nn ih. f-M-hvrf f-M-hvrf f-M-hvrf f-M-hvrf f-M-hvrf of mineral, vetable or animal productions ; but the ' -Z -Z . . --o-"- --o-"- --o-"- --o-"- --o-"- --o-"- i-iwia. i-iwia. i-iwia. . Alio nmnvnnn nt rtiA niriita oil . ..i r. ... - sacrifice or rights, especially of the dearest and most sacred, to increase of property, is one of the mm anmnt .;,... r ..! m.-. m.-. m.-. . man should have his due, not that a few proprietors i u ... , i. r euuuiu rim on ine 1011, sweat and oiood ot the many. this in the n-t n-t n-t )9.m f h ..n: r z-.il z-.il z-.il -7 -7 " : crease the crops, but to restore to hnnn iv.; . communities. Jmancinstmn i nnt .r.o. : fieir niirnnirnr Tn mvA tn avara m-m m-m m-m .. c . - . - .1 - . . "" n ? . .,V.'J ue oi nis powers ior uu own and others' good.' ; That the production of so?rar wonld h im;;.v (A fnr a tima in onno..... -.r -.r v : thinnr to hm ptmmoJ ir o. : i Z . r :.'?'.. . r n mine . ' . - .... ,u u.c it si iwua owe been and are most overworked. In Cuba, we are told by men, who have given particular attention to that island jK th J?.iu iZ .1 - T1 l""."uf r wu per ecu anuuaiiy, so mat a whole iran 7 fa nsed upswept offin ten yearaTSuppWlSh introduced into CubaT Would nTlbVproducUon oT sugar be diminished ? Ought not every man to desire the diminution? I do not say that such atm- atm- a to ot of or within us in of the arc are on the Do hear fare give a and com-r n E ut

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