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of so-, a of of slave- while it practices the extreme of oppression in reducing reducing millions of iu subjects to absolute chattelistn. - 7. Resolved, That Daniel Webster, in his proffered support of Mason's Bill for the return of escaped slaves to their bondage, has proved himself a villain of the blackest character, a, traitor to liberty, false to the oft-repeated oft-repeated oft-repeated instructions of his constituents, and fit only for the association and support of the slave-breeders slave-breeders slave-breeders and slave -mongers -mongers of . the South, whose cause he has volunteered to maintain. 8. Resolved, That all who shall knowingly aid, directly directly or indirectly, in the return of Mr. Webster to his present place in the U. S. Senate, or in elevating him to any other place of trust or honor, will thereby become partners of his guilt and perfidy, and will prove to the world that they have more regard for the person of a traitor and villain than for their many professions of regard for liberty and Christianity. 9. Resolved, That Moses Stuart, of Andover, in coming forward to defend Daniel Webster's corrupt bargain with the slaveholder, has only proved himself an accomplice in al.ive-catching, al.ive-catching, al.ive-catching, and expert in torturing torturing the Bible (which he boasts he has been studrin? , - j o forty years) to the defence of American slavery, the sum of all villanies ; and has done all in his power to make good the charge against the American Church, that it is the main pillar and bulwark in the support of slavery. ' 1 10. Resolved, That if there be in the pamphlet of Moses Stuart one trait more disgusting than another, it is the duplicity with which in one part he excuses and apologizes for slavery as not essentially evil, and in another condemns it as opposed to right and true religion, and declares that the slaveholder is bound by his duty to God to disobey the law which punishes punishes men' for teaching slaves to read and write, while he ridicules and denounces the abolitionists for teaching teaching the same with regard to every human law which violates the laws of God. CONVENTION AT UXB RIDGE. . Agreeably to notice, an anti-slavery anti-slavery anti-slavery convention was held in Uxbridge on Saturday and Sunday last, Aug. 10th and 11th, commencing on Saturday evening. evening. . :- :- Dr. Augustine C. Taft was elected Chairman; Charles A. Tuft, Secretary ; and Samuel Taft and Alfred Alfred Arnold Financial Committee. The following resolutions were offered for consideration consideration by Win. Lloyd Garrison, of Boston : Resolved, That the religion of this nation, like that of the ancient Jews, consists in tithing mint, anise and cummin, and neglecting the weightier matters matters of the law, judgment, ;mercy and faith in being scrupulous and exact in regard to external obscrvan- obscrvan- - ces, and at the same time being full of oppression and blood. Resolved, That between the enemies of freedom and its friends, there can be no common bond of union, or equality of government ; and as the only chain which holds the American Union together is that which , encircles the limb of the slave, to snap it asunder is to proclaim liberty to all who are now pining pining in bondage. Resolved. That whle we have creat cause for thanksgiving to God, in view of the cheering progress which has marked the anti-slavery anti-slavery anti-slavery movement, still in ' viow of the work that remains to be done, of the callous state of the public heart, the general perver- perver- sion of the public sentiment, the. hostile position of the American church and clergy, the subserviency of ' the two great political parties to the will of the Slave . Power, the daring and desperate efforts of the southern southern slaveholders for the perpetuity of their thrice accursed accursed slave system, the millions of our countrymen who are groaning in bondage for deliverance, we are most deeply impressed with the necessity of renewed zeal, courage and activity in this noblest of causes - forgetting the things which are behind, and pressing onward to the mark of total, unconditional.' pit. ing emancipation. . . ; The wliole subject of slavery was discussed in all its bearings with great cogency, earnestness and eloquence eloquence by Charles C. Burleigh and W. L. Garrison; the impression created was manifestly deep and favorable favorable ; no objections were raised to anything that was advanced, although the closest scrutiny and the utmost freedom of expression were frequently invited invited ; and we doubt not that many prejudices were removed, removed, many objections satisfactorily answered, . and many good resolutions strengthened, by the powerful appeals that were made to tho understanding, the conscience, and the heart. ' Remarks were also made by Sojourner Truth,' a colored woman, formerly a slave in New York. Four meetings were held suc- suc- 1 pcci rl nnd U'pre ntTonilplt 1 l o last nnp in the L nitanan meeting-house, meeting-house, meeting-house, the use ot which was kindly kindly granted by the committee of . the house without, charge, to whom a vote of thanks was cordially given. given. A contribution of nine dollars was. taken,, up to defray expenses, and to help the cause along.' . ; AUGUSTINE C. TAFr, Pres. Charles A. Taft, Sec. . .... ... OUR CAUSE IN NEW BEDFORD. Faiiuiavjen, Aug. 9, 1350. Fkiexd Gakbisox : Being in Salem last Sunday, our friend C. L. Remond Remond proposed going to New Bedford on Tuesday, and holding an nnti-slavery nnti-slavery nnti-slavery meeting in the evening, as a sort of finale to the funeral obsequies of the late man-stealing man-stealing man-stealing and man-killing man-killing man-killing head of the nation. We came, and found the city filled with the noise, uproar andu of burying over again the hero of the Florida slave-hunt slave-hunt slave-hunt and the great Mexican land robbery. robbery. ., The fun there are few so green as to imagine that these pompous displays are ever got up in 'sober 'sober earnest' was of so exciting a character, as to render it difficult, if not imposj-iblc, imposj-iblc, imposj-iblc, to draw the attention attention of the gaping multitude to any thing of an earnest, manly nature ; so that it was late in the day before a hall was secured, and nearly night before even a limited notice was given of the meeting. We repaired to Sears's Hall at the time appointed. An audience of about one hundred assembled, chiefly chiefly of colored people. I made some remarks upon the moral and religious aspect of the anti-slavery anti-slavery anti-slavery cause. and endeavored to point out the sanction which a large portion of our colored friends were lending to the prejudice Mhich degrades them at the North and enslaves them at the South, in going away by themselves themselves and maintaining separate churches, and then bolting the doors of those churches against the anti-slavery anti-slavery anti-slavery cause, by shutting out the only men whose lives are devoted to the great interests of impartial freedom. The colored church and the colored school sustain the same relations to the other churches and schools in society as the Jim Crow pew does to the other pews in a church, or a Jim Crow car to the other cars on a railroad. All are receptacles for what is regarded by public sentiment as the lowest grade, if not the cry filth of society. If our friends would bear an earnest and manly piotest against this exclusion exclusion from their white fellow -citizens, -citizens, they would ere long be admitted to any place or station in society which they were qualified to fill, equally with all others, others, without reference to complexion.' Friend Remond followed, in his usually felicitous style, on the political bearings of the question. Our meeting, though small in numbers, will, I trust, be great in its results. An interest was awakened so as to call for another meeting, and at half -past -past nine we adjourned to the next evening. , The meeting of .Wednesday evening, though not ' large in point of numbers, was of surpassing interest. The whole question of separate churches and schools came up for discussion, in the course of which it came out,. that among the four or five colored churches in the city, but one (.the name I am sorry I have for gotten) is open for anti-slavery anti-slavery anti-slavery meetings ; all the out Via imitation of their white oppressors, are fast Doited against the anti-slaverr anti-slaverr anti-slaverr cause. . . ' ' . Many slaves, before escaping from that condition, are exhorters and preachers to their brethren in physical physical bonds ; and after making their escape, they are anxious to continue that relation to their brethren in spiritual bonds They soon gather a handful about them, encouraged by , white negro-haters negro-haters negro-haters and coloni-zatfonists, coloni-zatfonists, coloni-zatfonists, who are anxious to be 'rid of them ; and getting their " cue from these same negro-haters, negro-haters, negro-haters, they soon learn to tell their as yet unenlightened hearers, that they will lose their souls if they go to an anti-slavery anti-slavery anti-slavery meeting ; and dreading such an awful catastrrphe,they stay away. - One of these colored preachers not long since refused to read an anti-slave anti-slave anti-slave ry notice to his congregation, and told the members of his church that anti-slavery anti-slavery anti-slavery meetings were detri mental to the cause of religion.. . The meeting on Wednesday evening was continued until ten o'clock, every moment of the time being occupied occupied in the most faithful and earnest exposure of the practical effects of this state of things in retarding the day of the slave's deliverance. At 10 o'clock, the meeting adjourned to Thursday evening. Thursday evening, the. meeting was organized by appointing H. O. Remington to the chair, and J. B Saunrierson, as Secretary. Prominent among the speakers on this evening were two defenders of the church, one a colored man by the name of Moore, the other a white man whose name I did not learn. Both brought against us the stale and oft refuted charge of ulterior views.' Mr. Moore said he was there, not to defend man, but the church, and he would defend it against . all the hosts of hell, or something to that effect. . But I have not undertaken to report the speeches ; but only to give an account.' of the meet ing. Among those who took part in the discussion. in. addition to friend Remond and myself, it may not perhaps be invidious to mention friends Saunderson, Remington, Ruggles, Allen, and several others. On the last evening, .we were, favored with remarks by Mr. Gibbs, of Philadelphia; and Mr. , of Baltimore. Baltimore. The meeting did not break up until 1 1 o'clock, so intensely was the interest excited. Remond at times seemed to rise superior to himself, and I am sure much has been dope towards correcting the views of those in attendance on the subject of prejudice against color. , .... ...... ,.,. i The great majority of jthe audience of all colors were fully with us and the end is not yet. A; Convention Convention ot a general and stirring character is much needed, must very soon be held in New Bedford. There .never was a time when faithful and true-hearted true-hearted true-hearted laborers were more needed in the.Anti Slavery Slavery field than the present. Can they not be had, and funds raised to sustain them ? ; - ..' Still achieving, still pursuing.' . As ever yours, . . ; , . LORING MOODY. i. . " The conduct of those who control the colored churches in New Bedford, as above delineated, is exceedingly exceedingly disgraceful. Ed. Lib. ' '. HON. DANIEL WEBSTER. The Christian Witness, so called, the organ of the Episcopal Church in this city and vicinity, has joined hands with Moses Stuart, and come to the defence of Daniel, in the followin g words : Mr. Webster is one of the few men in this nation, or in any nation, who is truly great, and who can af ford to be great. The Almighty has made him a great man, and no man, nor body of men, can unmake him. It is not Whig politics, nor Wilmot politics, nor any other politics, that make him great. Massachusetts has indeed elected him -to -to a high office, but he has conferred a thousand times more honor upon Massachusetts Massachusetts than Massachusetts has ever conferred or ever can confer upon him.' The Boston Bee, the organ of the old line "Whigge-ry, "Whigge-ry, "Whigge-ry, and one of the most reckless of the pro-slavery pro-slavery pro-slavery II link r i.. xvirokwn, v aa u iu j aoove plain truths, but says 4 it would undoubtedly take the Witness Witness some "time to convince certain editors in Massachusetts Massachusetts of the truth of the above paragraph. ', - -. We think so too. This Christian (?) Witness will find it up-liill up-liill up-liill work to convince the people of Massachusetts Massachusetts that Daniel Webster is truly a great man. A Christian Witness, -we -we think, should bear witness to the truth ; not bear false witness against Massachusetts Massachusetts by saying that Daniel Webster has conferred a thousand times more honor upon Massachusetts than Massachusetts has ever conferred upon him. That Daiiiel Webster is a great man intellectually, no one disputes ; but that he is truly great in any other sense, it is folly and stupidity, to assert. Benedict Arnold, Alexander the Great, and Nero, were doubtless intellectually intellectually but not truly great. Probably there are men in the Massachusetts State's Prison who possess great intellectual power, but very few of the characteristics of true greatness. - Pray, Mr. Christian Witness, what is true greatness? greatness? Is it a mark of true greatness in a Massachusetts Massachusetts Senator to be seen intoxicated on the floor of the United States Senate? ' Mr. Webster, in his famous (or,' rather, infamous') 7th of March speech, says he is willing to support Mr. Mason's slave-catching slave-catching slave-catching bill to the fullest extent. Notwithstanding his professed love for the Declaration of Independence, (which declares declares that a man has a right to himself,) yet he would have his fellow-man, fellow-man, fellow-man, with a skin not much darker than his own, who escapes from the auction- auction- block of the slave-driver slave-driver slave-driver to breathe the pure air of freedom, sent back again into the iron grasp of the Slave Power. Is that a principle of true greatness ? Is it true greatness in a Massachusetts Senator, who has heretofore on many occasions avowed his friend ship to freedom, and who declare not long since, in Springfield, that the Free Sailers ' had stolen his thunder, to be now directing his talents, and giving his influence, influence, to perpetuate the vile system of American slavery slavery ? Daniel Webster a great man, indeed! To disobey the instructions of the Massachusetts Legislature, Legislature, to retain his seat in the Senate, and do nothing to prevent the withering curse of slavery from extending extending to territories now free ! A great man with a vengeance, vengeance, to talk about a law of Physical Geography ' to prevent slavery from existing in California or New Mexico, and to assert that he would not re-enact re-enact re-enact the will of Gcd! :1 Shame, shame on Daniel Webster, or on any other Northern man, who, for the paltry consideration of efficej will betray the interests of freedom in the hour of danger and peril ; and shame on any other falsely called Christian Witness, or any other "Witness, that will bolster up and defend such an unmitigated dough face and pandcrcr to the slave system. Boston, Aug. 6, 1850. "W. C. K. EQUAL SCHOOL RIGHTS MEETING. The untiring friends of this growing reform assembled assembled at the Belknap street Church on Monday evening, Aug. 5th. The Chairman briefly stated the objects of the meeting, and congratulated parents upon the success thus far resulting from their union and perseverance, but warning them to be sagacious and watchful with regard to the machinations of our opponents, without aud within. Benjamin F. Roberts submitted a report of facts bearing upon the present aspect of the equal school rights question ; and also presented the forms of pe titions which are now in active circulation throughout the State. He gratified the meeting with a reference to the names and favorable expressions of prominent signers in various parts of the State. Other speakers followed, confirming his report by their experience and observation, r " Information was imparted to the meeting, that ow ing to some disagreement between the teachers of the Smith School, an effort had been put forth by one of them to obtain an expression of opinion from the peo ple, in denial of the statement said to have been made i by the principal, that the unpopularity of the assist' in a a to U. resolved of of returned to in of a a he to all in : : . ; .

Clipped from The Liberator16 Aug 1850, FriPage 3

The Liberator (Boston, Massachusetts)16 Aug 1850, FriPage 3
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