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APRIL 23. THE LIB E R A T OR 67 BEV. R. IV CARPENTEH. We learn, by the London Anti.Shvery Reporter for April. that the Rev. R. L.' Carpenter, B. A., has i ; - 1 . - en recently ucuvcnng n irciuro on me louowing Meet : How American Slavery anects an Anglian B wjth recollections of a year's travels in the faited State. As Mr. Carpenter, during his sojourn . his country, proved to be of no more force or m a a . a . wmlue than a wet rag r a piece ot ciougn to me Anu Slavery cause, and made companionship with those of kis denomination (unitarian) most inimical to mat cause, ! peculiarly wcu-nirea xo aescnoe now American Slavery affects an Englishman, not on T 'tish aoil, but in America. Those who remember the cr"Pttlou9 c uy mm, wane were, noi to give any countenance to the Abolitionists, nor any (fence eren to the most pro-slavery portion of the community! nnd l ""cult to repress a smile on rnling the following admonition from his lips: Tnavcllers Jin tno w niieu ciatntj oujni 10 use ineir anil know how to observe, and not put their ja34'"t triples in abeyance.' It is a pity that Mr. Carpen did not think of this at the right time, and carry .: .... n the ristht side of the Atlantic. lint then it . w much easier to preach than to practice ! Jlr. Carpenter is ono of thoso soft-spoken, absurdly- suitable persona, with tittle moral internment ana e moral courage, who aro ever reprobating the use 0f hard language ' as applied to sinners of the first Tank extolling a false catholicity of spirit, deploring the extravagance of reformers, regarding as in shock- - bad taste the treatment oi xavid oy Hainan, pro- Msrinir against offensive personalities, and priding thtmselves upon their moderation ; yet ever daubing anth untcmpered mortar, conforming to tho averago Hate of public opinion, indulging in a cheap senti-BiKitalisrn as a substitute for unbending principle, and proving more detrimental to a struggling reformatory movement by their timorous counsels, than o-n foes. For several years past, he has evinced any thin" rather than a friendly interest in the American JLnti-Sltvery Society, by his .complicity with its bitterest and most unscrupulous defamcr endeavoring to excite general prejudice against it, and to direct contributions to its treasury into mercenary and sec-Urian channels. It is c.f little consequence what he mar sav of American Slavery abroad ; it is fortunate for the cause of emancipation that his residence is not oa tM side of the Atlantic. The number of go-betweens and empty sentimentalists in this country is ilreadr sufficiently large to render any augmentation of it altogether superfluous. OLD COLONY A. S. SOCIETY. The Old Colony' Anti-Slavery Society held a quar-terlr meeting in Davis's Hall, at Plymouth, on Fast Dt, April 15th, the President, Bourne Spooser, in the chair. Meetings were held during the fore-jtoon, afternoon, and evening. Though the commodious hall was not crowded, as it should have been, the attendance was highly intelligent and respectable, tnd a most gratifying interest was manifested in the proceedings throughout. The following resolutions were submitted for discussion by Mr. Garrison : ; Resolved, That the annual proclamation of the GoTernnr of this Commonwealth, for the popular ob-lerrance of a day of fasting and prayer, is not the rwojnition of the fast approved by God under the 1J dispensation, (Isaiah, 53th chapter,) nor by Christ under the new, (Matthew, 5th chapter,) but simply a magisterial act, without vitality or significance, far more to be honored in the breach than in the ob-lerTance. Resolved, That a revival of religion which takes no cognizance of the wrongs of the imbruted slaves which has no controversy with their enslavers, but only with their uncompromising advocates which leares every popularly accepted 6in unchallenged and unopposed, nay, which readily connives at its perpetrationwhich decries personal righteousness, and ttllu only of tho rigMeousmess of one who was cru cified as a blasphemer eighteen hundred years ago which is well pleasing to pulpit recreancy, church corruption, sectarian exclusivcness, political self-seeking, and pro-slavery brutality which inculcates false tiewVof God, of his government, and of the philosophy of salvation is a revival to be denounced as deceptive and spurious; and such is manifestly the present revival of religion which is sweeping like an epidemic through the country. Resolved, That in the removal of Edward Greeley Loring front the office of Judge of Probate for Suffolk county, for hU contumacious violation of a wholesome law of the Commonwealth, originating in his unjust tradition of Anthony Burns to stripes and bondage, Cor. Banks and the Legislature have faithfully executed the will of the people of Massachusetts, and done good service to the struggling cause of freedom throughout tho land as is clearly indicated by the furioai outcries and menaces of the Southern oligar-tfcj", ad their Northern tools. Nevertheless, EesolTed, That if it bo unbecoming and revolting uu Probate Judge to fill any office, under the U. S. prernment, whereby he may be called upon to return I fugitive slave to bondage, it is equally unbecoming nd revolting for Massachusetts to allow a Slave Commissioner to exist on her soil; and, therefore, tit it is moraily binding upon the people to declare, &t henceforth no such office shall be tolerated, and lo human being put on trial before any tribunal in State, to determine whether he is a fugitive from slavery, or the property of another. Resolved, That to secure this desirable and right eous end, the friends of impartial freedom should give themselves, with all zeal and earnestness, to tho work f circulating petitions, and disseminating light on ubject, until it shall be the decree of the people &f every fugitive slave touching the soil of Massachusetts shall instantly b tome free, against all power f pursuit or reclamation, let the consequences be kt they may. lo'ved. That this is simply a proposition for the fcwtnit of the first article of the Bill of Rights, "a declares that all men are born free and equal,' ksve certain natural, essential, and inherent i among which may be reckoned tho right of teWinr and defending their rights and liberties, ac-JS. poasessing and protecting property; and, in tint of seeking and obtaining their safety and . dved, That they are to be ranked among South-le-huntrrs tnd kidnappers, who are for alio vr-I Msachusetts to remain slave-hunting ground, 7 pretence whatever ; as such a license is to in-the State in the blod and guilt of the slave sys-od to subject it to divine retribution as an ac-plice a perpetuating the sum of all villanies.' "k-Garrison and Mr. Kemmid were the principal ki and their remarks evidently gave high satis-T0 The difference between a true and a ceremo-7fetbctween a genuine an6TXourious revival ioa was very clearly set fortt, and their ajt enforcement of the duty of making Maeachu-toj ,to every fugitive slave who touches her soil, pewsentT repome in the buaooi of those who V SaClt DTEOt"KNE SFOOXEIl, rrttident. h'- NORTH A. S. SOCIETY. annual toe leting I w orcester county ry Society was held in the Town encia cat it !-! " , -v'- oont Klotk and continuing through (hair Id evening. President Joel Smith in Colb: Secretary being absent, George 1 , .i ittotiQ. ,fosen Secretary pro tern. taHlaalie 'hair appointed Win. Clement of ninaterBl Klmtn Ieominster, Mrs. Ober of " 8twlg, a coaSnow' Jr of ritt hbur 5Ir llreck t t&taiag. nittee to nominate officers for the On mot!on, the Chair appointed Wendell Phillips of Boston, J. A. Howland of Worcester, Mr. Barrett of Concord, Rev. Stephen Barker of Leominster, Mrs. F. II. Drake of Leominster, a Business Committee. Mr. Howland read a letter from C. K. Whipple, of Boston, regretting his inability to be present. The Chair appointed Calvin Cook of Leominster, Mr. Eveleth of Princeton, and C. P. Nichols of Leominster, a Finance Committee. Mr. Howland read from the 53th chapter of Isaiah, and then contrasted tho teachings of the Bible with the church and the revival of the present day. Wendell Phillips then addressed the Convention, elucidating the proposition that thought is the controlling clement in all communities, and advocating Fast Days in their true sense, and maintaining that the mission of Christianity in this age is to raise up the down-trodden. Mr. Phillips, from the Business Committee, reported the following resolutions : Resolved, That the highest political duty of American citizens, and tho surest method of saving Kansas, and stopping the spread of slavery and the aggressions of the Slave Power, is to cease to do the evil of continuing in partnership with the slaveholders, a union which gives them all the power they possess for aggression and extension, as well as for holding their victims, and learning to do the well of using their power for the relief and protection of the slave, which they have so long used to plunder and destroy him. Resolved, That in the recent removal of Judge Lor- injf from the judicial position which he has so long disgraced, we recognizo the triumph of a progressive j anti-slavery sentiment, rising above and controlling j party politick, which gives us cause of icjoicing, and hopefully renewing and continuing our efforts for the conversion of Massachusetts. Resolved, That the present Revival of the American Religion, inasmuch as it is a religion that for two centuries has lived on terms of fraternization and fellowship with that sum of all villanies, American slavery, can excite no feelings of respect or hope in the mind of the slaves, or of the advocates of his rights, but only of grief and gloomy forebodings, and should stimulate all friends of pure and undefiled re ligion, and all lovers of humanity, to a Itecical of their efforts to counteract this revived wickedness, and for the overthrow of this religion, atheistic to the God who made of one blood all the nations of the earth, and infidel to that Christ who gave us tho Golden Rule as the sum of our duties.' Resolved, That we claim of Massachusetts to enact that no man shall ever be tried on her soil as to whether or no he is a slave. The Committee on Nominations reported the following list of officers for the year ensuing : President JOEL SMITH, of Leominster. IVce rresidenti J. T. Evekett, of Princeton; Moses Smitu, of Holden ; B. Sxow, Jr., of Fitch-burg ; Rev. Wm. P. Tildex, of Fitchburg. Secretary Rev. Stephen Barker, of Leominster. Treasurer George Miles, of Westminster. Director E. A. Merrick, of Princeton ; James A. White, of Hubbardston ; A. A. Bent, of Gardner; Mrs. F. II. Drake of Leominster ; Mrs. A. W. For- bush, of Westminster; Mrs. Margaret P. Snow, of Fitchburg. The report was accepted and adopted. Rev. Stephen Barker declining, George F. Colburn was chosen in his place. The resolutions were ably discussed by Messrs. Howland and Phillips, also by Rev. Mr. Barker, who, though in favor of political action, is strongly and earnestly in favor of any action which will work for the slave. JOEL SMITH, President. Geoeoe F. Colbcrx, Secretary. Extracts from a letter of Fuaxces Ellen Watkins to a friend : Oh, how I miss New England, the sunshine of its homes and the freedom of its hills ! When I re turn agnin, I shall perhaps love it more dearly thanJ ever. Do you know that two of the brightest, most sunshiny (is not that tautology f ) years of my life, since I have reached womanhood, were spent in New England ? Dear old New England ! It was there kindness encompassed my path; it was there kind voices made their music in my ear. The home of my childhood, the burial-place of my kindred, is not as dear to me as New England. 4 Now let me tell you about Pennsylvania. I have been travelling nearly four years, and have been in every New England State, in New York, Canada and Ohio : but of all these places, this is about the meanest of all, as far as the treatment of colored people is concerned. I have been insulted in several railroad cars. The other day, in attempting to ride in one of the citj cars, after I had entered, the conductor came to me, and wanted me to go out on the platform. Now, was not that brave and noble ? As a matter of course, I did not. Some one interfered, and asked or requested that I might be permitted to sit in a corner. I did not move, but kept the same seat. When I was about to leave, he refused my money, and I threw it down on the car floor, and got out, after I had ridden as far as I wished. Such impudence ! On the Carlisle road, I was interrupted and insulted several times. Two men came after me in one day. . I have met, of course, with kindness among individuals and families ; all is not dark in Pennsylvania ; but the shadow of slavery, oh how drearily it hangs ! The IIistiiionic Clcb. The above is the name of a literary association, recently formed in this city, by a few of the most enterprising colored men and women, for their own improvement and elevation. In their meetings, original compositions or choice selections from the best authors are read by both male and female members. A short time since, 4 The His- trionic gave a public exhibition at Chapman Hall, and all who had the good fortune to witness the representations agree in the opinion that the performances would have done honor to the best dramatic association in Boston. This was followed, a few evenings since, by a lecture from William C. Nell, the president of the Club, and the reading of an original poem by Geo. I- Ruffin. The lecture was well written, and finely delivered, and the poem seemed to give general satisfaction. May the example set by the members of this Association be followed by the colored people in other places ; for, after all, the most efficient work that the colored people of Boston can do for the liberation of the Southern slave is to educate themselves, and by thier own moral worth demand respect from the whites, and an acknowledgment of the equality of mankind, without regard to color, clime, or country. w. w. b. CP" Another friend who was present says 4 The Exhibition of the Histrionic Club, at Chapman Hall, was a very interesting and successful occasion. The details of appropriate costuming, stage business, and general rendering of the characters, elicited high commendations from the large and intelligent circle present. Many of the scenes were designed and painted by members of the Club which, with the whole paraphernalia, reflected much credit on their artistic and mechanical genius. The pieces performed were as follows : A sketch prepared for the occasion by a member, entitled Tht Indian's Visit ; Tobin's elegant comedy of the Honey Moon, with scenes from tho HuncAback, Four Sisters, Perfection, and liaising the Wind. This dramatic department is but one of tho roeth-1 ods adopted by the Club for its mental improvement. As members at the weekly meetings, both ladies and gentlemen vary the exercifcs with readings, essays, aud discussions, and thus far their efforts have proved very encouraging to themselves and others.' THE DISSOLUTION OF THE TJITION. Fmexd Garkiho.w; Some oppose the dissolution of the Union, because they deem it impracticable, others because they think it rebellious and others again because they deem it to be an utter impossiblity. This is necessary to show the first class, of objectors the feasibility of the measure, and to convince the second class that secession does not necessarily incur the penalties of rebellion. The establishment of these will necessarily remove the objections of the third class of objectors. For my part, I do not think this extreme remedy necessary; but that it would effect the abolition of slavery, there can be no reasonable doubt. It would, at least, remove the complicity of the now nominally free States in this God-daring crime, and if no surer or better remedy can be brought to light, it shall have my cordial support. Having been reared in the political school of the venerable Thomas Jefferson, I never doubted the absolute and incontestable right of any one or more of the confederated States to secede from the Union. Every year, month and day that I have lived, every examination I have given this ques tion, and every argument I have seen or heard ad vanced on the other side, have only tended to deepen this conviction. Nor have I, since the Compromise Measures of 1850' opened my eyes, doubted the responsibility of the people of the free States to both God and man for the existence of slavery, be "the na ture of the federal government what it may. If the federal government is a consolidated national government, then the people of the free States, as compo- nent parts of the nation, are responsible for the exis- tenee of slavery as a national crime. If, on the other hand, the federal government is the agent of the sov-erign States, and tests upon them as the grantors of all its trust powers, still the free States, as sovereign communities, are responsible for the existence of slavery just so far as they sanction or sustain it by or through the federal Constitution, and the laws passed by Congress. You, friend Garrison, think the federal Constitution a pro-slavery document, while I agree, with the Radical Abolitionists that, strictly construed, according to the plain sense and intention of the instrument,' notwithstanding it always has been, and is most likely to be, administered on your theory. Now, if I err, as to the anti-slavery character of the federal Constitution, and am correct as to the sovereignty of the States, (which I think you hold,) then it is the solemn duty of Massachusetts to sever promptly her connection with this blood-stained Union. Because, let her co-Statcs act as they may in sustaining slavery, she, being sovereign, is bound by every tie which unites men as a universal brotherhood, to serer her connection with this legalized crime. Massachusetts is thus infinitely more culpable than if she were a part of one nation, because, asserting her sovereignty in her fundamental law, she necessarily denies any superior but God, who will require of her people the full exercise of the sovereignty which she claims in censing to oppress His children. The 'Radical Abolition party utterly dcr.y the sovereignty of the States, not because it is necessary to sustain their correct ews of the anti-slavery character of the federal Constitution, but because the ndui;-sion of this doctrine would necessarily restrain the federal goernmentfrom imbruing its hands in the blood of the people of such States as might deem their best interest to bo secured by secession. Every other party asserts, in some form, its sovereignty. Tha Democratic party asserts the sovereignty of the States by endorsing tho Vermont and Kentucky resolutions of 1798, and Madison's Report of 1799. The Republican party asserts it, and bases the absurd right which it concedes to the States to hold slaves upon their sovereignty. Like the Democratic party, it forgets to remember that even sovereign State cannot legalize crime and injustice, if Judge Black6tone is good legal authority. The Garrison Abolitionists assert the sovereignty of the States in their numerous and able essays as published in Thk Liberator, and even you, friend Garrison, in its editorial leaders, boldly and truthfully assert the same doctrine. The Constitution of Massachusetts (as well as those of other States) asserts the sovereignty of the ' State, and claims the allegiance of its citizens in the most unequivocal language which its framers could select, as will be seen by reference to that instrument. That there are individuals in these parties who deny the sovereignty of the States is conceded, but their nomenical jargon about a divided sovereignty and allegiance is absolutely ridiculous. For instance, the National Era oi the 3 1st of December, 1857, says The State government, being supreme within its limits, is sovereign. The federal government, being supreme within its limits, is sovereign. The people in each State, being the source of all power in either, i. e. in either government, are sovereign, although they cannot act upon the humblest individual, except through the limited sovereignty derived from them selves. The citizen owes allegiance to the government of his State, and to the government of the United States.' Here the learned Doctor has no fewer than the neat little sum total of sixty-three distinct and separate sovereignties in our system of government. To two of them, (which he calls limited sovereignties,') the State governments and the United States govern ment,' he asserts that the people of Massachusetts owe allegiance. Now, if both of these 4 limited sovcr eignties ' should command my allegiance, as a citizen of Massachusetts, will Dr. Bailey tell me which I am to obey, while he admits me to be a component part of an unlimited sovereignty the people of the State the source of all power ? Again, suppose Massachusetts, whose citizens Dr. Bailey asserts to be sovereign, acting through a State Convention of her sovereign people, should secede from the Union, and establish a government based on the natural, inherent and inali enable rights of man to 4 life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,' will Dr. Bailey assert that the 4 limited sovereignty the United States government, can righteously determine that the citizens of Massachu setts owe it allegiance, while he admits that they also owe their State government allegiance ? Allegiance can be due to but one sovereign, let that be what it or reside where it may ; and neither Dr. Bailey nor any other political quack can sustain the absurd proposition. To state such a proposition is to refute it in the estimation of every inquiring mind. The Doctor should take out a patent for his recent discovery of sixty-three distinct sovereignties in one complex system of government, for there can be no doubt that he is the original discoverer. How vague and uncertain is this absurd claim for the sovereignty of governments over the people, when compared with the following bold and manly declaration of the author of Junius : 4 The power of king, lords and commons is not an arbitrary power. They are the trustees, not the owners of the estates The fee simple is in us. They cannot alienate, they cannot waste. When we say that the legislature is supreme, we mean that it is the highest power known to the Constitution : that it is the highest in comparison with the other subordinate powers established by the laws. In this sense the word supreme is relative, not absolute. The power of the legislature is limited, not only by the general rules of natural justice, and the welfare of the community, but by the forms and principles of our particular Constitution. If this doctrine be not true, we must admit that kings, lords and commons have no rule to direct these resolutions but merely their cwn will and pleasure.' Vattel, (B. 1, ch. 1, sec. 10,) describes our com plex, yet simple, system of government almost as ac- curatcly as if the model had been before him. ne says: 4 In short, several sovereign and independent States may unite themselves together by a perpetual confederacy, without each in particular ceasing to be a perfect State. They will form together a federal republic ; the deliberations in common will offer no violence to the sovereignty of each member, though they" may, in certain respects, put some restraint upon the exercise of it, in virtue of voluntary engagements. A person does not cease to be free and independent, when he ia obliged to fulfil the engagements into which he has very willingly entered. That the people, in forming a Constitution as the basis of a government, do not part with their sovereignty, is clear, if that Constitution ought to be referred back to them for approval. How then can the government, inaugurated under that Constitution, be even a 4 limited sovereignty ? Now, with due deference to the opinions of others, it seems to me that the advocates of 4 no union with slaveholders ought to define the mode of action by which they expect to sever this Union. . There are two ways to effect this ; one by rebellion, the other by the peaceable remedy of secession, by each State for itself, on its own sovereign responsibility. The former admits the right of the federal government to quell and punish the rebels. The latter, being based on the inherent right of the people of every State, Commonwealth, or nation, to self-government, as laid down in the Declaration of American Independence, neither knows nor acknowledges any superior but God. JEFFERSON. A CARD. It is generally known in this place and its vicinity, that Cornelia W. Reed, who has just been ransomed from Southern slavery, is now with her friends on this Island. The family take this method to publicly express their deep-felt gratitude to all who have aided in accomplishing an end so long and anxiously desired by many fervent hearts. The amount demanded and paid was one thousand dollars, nearly one half of which was raised in England by the subscription and efforts of Henry and Anna II. Richardson, members of the Society of Friends, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Miss Hilditch of Shrewsbury. Our friend Mr. Christopher C. Hussey, of this town, to whom we wish to express our obligations, commenced a correspondence on the subject with Mrs. Richardson, about nine months ago, acknowledging our gratitude for her great kindness and philanthropy in raising and sending $500 towards the rensom of Cornelia's mother, also recently purchased, soliciting further aid in the righteous case. This was immediately responded to by an interesting and feeling letter, now in possession of Mr. Hussey, followed by others, and by an effort which resulted in the raising and sending to this country $481 through Mr. Lewis Tappan of New York. For this great assistance, we would return to our trans-Atlantic friends, our heartfelt thanks and deepest gratitude. We also feel particularly grateful to Dr. T. C. Worth, of Wilmington, N. C, Joseph T. Tillinghast, Wm. C. Taber and Mathew Howland and Rachel Howland of New Bedford, Mass., Wm. Shaler, D. D., of Portland, Me., Rev. J. S. Bronson, of Hyannis, Mass., to the Barnstable Baptist Association, Rev. Mr. Steer and others, of the Free-Will Baptist denomination, Rev. Mr. Woodbury and others, of the Unitarian denomination, Rev. Messrs. Walcott, Edwards and others, of the Congregational denomination. Rev. Mr. Snow and others, of the Methodist order, Messrs. Wm. R. Mea-der and Co., and other gentlemen, of Boston, Rev. Messrs. Eaton and Cook, and others, of the Universal-ist order, Rev. Mr. Pollard and others, of the Taunton Baptist Association, Colonel Borden, of Fall River, and to the Honorable Selectmen, and Messrs. Wm. Hadwin, John W. Barrett, Francis M. Mitchell, and James F. Cobb, of this town, for the part they have taken, and the labor they have performed, in raising the balance of the required sum. This has been mostly done by private subscriptions and small public collections ; and while it would occupy too much space to give a more detailed account, or name every individual, we wish to express our deeply-felt obligations to each one who has aided, as if specified, to invoke upon them the blessings of those who were ready to perish, and to express thus publicly our belief that their names have been entered by the recording angel in an imperishable record, and that they will be rewarded by Him who looks with approbation on every effort to ameliorate the condition of downtrodden and suffering humanity, and who has said, that For the crying of the poor, and the sighing of the needy, I will arise. James E. Crawford and Family. Nantucket, Fab. 15, 1858. OBITUARY. DIED In this city, April 7th, rj suddenly, Mr. John Stephenson, (colored,) aged SO. Mr. Stephenson was a native of Jamaica, and a college graduate. For the last three years, he had been the accountant of Messrs. Morey, Ober & Co., now Morey & Smith, glass-ware merchants, 5 and 7 Haverhill street. As a business man, his punctuality, accuracy and efficiency won for him the deepest respect of his employers. They loved him for his inflexible integrity, his uniformly amiable and affectionate deportment, and his unswerving fidelity to their interests. He inspired every acquaintance with confidence in him, as one disposed to deal justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly. Doing right and advocating the truth was his religion, his piety, his Christianity. Though educated in a profound respect for the evangelical sects of religionists, he was often heard to express contempt for a seventh-day religion, and empty forms and empty words. Nothing was so offensive to him as cant, pretence, hypocrisy ; and in nothing was this so offensive to him as in religion. He seemed incapable of insincerity himself, and when he met persons of about equal proportions of colorpho bia and pietistical profession, it was difficult to repress his emotions of mingled pity and disgust. As an evidence of his moral courage and discrimination, we will just name the fact of his recently subscribing for the unpopular paper called the Pleasure Boat. He was a Progressive. Being of a skin a shade darker than some of the race, his character for purity and intelligence was a perpetual rebuke of the prevailing stupid prejudice against color. We are glad to be able to say, that his wife was worthy such a husband, whose graduation to a higher bchool of wisdom and goodness (a matter of rejoicing considered in reference to him) has filled her heart with bitter anguish, solaced only by the reflection that he is now blest with better teachers and finer oppor tunities for improvement. It is proper to say, that his employers gave him every attention possible in his brief sickness, paid to his memory the sad tribute of respect when he had departed, and did what could be done to console the bereaved. If merchants generally were of this charac ter, we should soon hear the last of the prevalent un just and vile persecution of the colored man. J. J. L. Music The following pieces, published by Oliver DrrsoN & Co., 277 Washington street, Boston, have just been received by us : Euterpe. Grande raise brill ante, composee pour the piano par F. W. Smith. Flora. One hundred jugendstacke fur das piano, eomponirt won Charles Mayer. March de la reine. Pour le piano, par J. Ascher. Also, the following songs : Jessie Brown, or the Highland Rescue. An incident of Lucknow. The poem by J. E. Carpenter, the music by John Blockly. Three little kittens lost their mittens. Arranged as a song or duet by Comus. Willie and I.' Taken by permission of Messrs. J. P. Jewett & Co., from the Sabbath School Concert Hymns, a beautiful collection of juvenile music My happy fireside. Song and chorus by H. Avery. The Boudoir.' A collection of favorite songs by various authors. ' CONTRIBTJTIONS To the American A. S. Society through Abby K. Foster. Wm. Washburn, Boston, $ 3 00 ; W. F. Richardson, 44 2 00 S. G. B., 44 2 00 W. D. HaskelL K 1 00 Neal Dow, Portland. Me., 5 00 Susan J. Xewhall, Portland, Me-, 10 00 Mary S. Mountfort, 6 00 PLEDGES. A. J. O rover, Earleville, Fa., Arad Gilbert, Fall River. Mary B. F. Curti, Rochester, N. H., W. Claflin, Boston, Wm. Sparrell, 44 20 00 10 00 6 00 20 00 00 Will the Standard please copy ? A. K. F. AMERICAN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY. Donations. Hon. Charles Francis Adams, Quincy, to spread information on the felavery question in the Middle States, William Sparrell, Boston, C. L. Remond : Collections at Union Village, N. Y., $2-5 00 5 00 8 39 Do. West Ghent, l Do. Mellenville, 44 . 0 23 81 Samuel J. May, Syracuse, N. Y., for Tract fund, 0 50 William Crow, Montezuma, Iowa, for do, 2 00 FRANCIS JACKSON, Treas. A. A. S. Soc. r"TnE NINTH NATIONAL WOMAN'S RIGHTS CONVENTION will be held in New York city, at Mozart Hall, 668 Broadway, on Thursday and Fridav, May 13 and 14, 1858, commencing at 10 o'clock "Thursday, A.M. ' ..Lucy Stone, Ernestine L. Rcse, WendellPhillips, Wm. Lloyd Garrison, C. Lenox RemondTMary F. Davis, Caroline II. Dall, Rev. T. W. Higginson, Aaron M. Powell, Frances D. Gage, and others, will address the several sessions of the Convention. ' We regret that so manv of the noble men and wo men, who, in spirit, are with us, should have so long. withheld from us kind words of recognition and encouragement. We earnestly ask all those who believe our claims arc just, who hope and look for a higher type of womanhood in the coming generations, to assert, now, their faith in the everlasting 'principles of justice, that have no respect for age, sex, color, or condition. Is it too much to ask that the Bradys, the Curtises, the Chapins, the Beechers and the Stowcs shall cheer us by their presence at our coming Convention, or by letter make known their position in regard to this movement ? Feeling assured that our cause is iust. that our positions are tenable, our platform is free for all lair discussion. Communications for the Convention may be addressed to Scsax B. Axthont, Anti-Slavery Office, 138 Nassau street, New York. Lit uiiUii. uhahxes u. xscrleioii is an Agent of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, more particularly tor tue estern port of the btate, His post-office address is Cummington, Hampshire Co., Mass. HENRY C. WRIGHT will lecture in Hope-dale on Sunday, May 2, forenoon and afternoon. IS5" WM. LLOYD GARRISON will lecture in the Free Church at Groveland, on Saturday evening next, and on Sunday, afternoon and evening, April 24th and 2oth, on reformatory subjects. lW CHARLES L. REMOND, an Agent of the American Anti-Slavery Society, will speak at NORTH liky JvllLii, on bunday nex, April 2oth. idraiiUAiius WAilJilJ. several young colored men want situations in stores and dwelling houses. One who has learned the pegging shoe busi ness is anxious to acquire a knowledge of sewing work. Apply to WM. C. NELL, April 9. 21 CornhilL S3?" PLACE WANTED. A gentleman in the vicinity of Boston, having under guardianship a col ored lad from the South, aged 16 years, is desirous of securing for him the opportunity of learning either the carpenter's or the bricklayer's trade. Any one who can promote his object win please address .... WM.- C NELL, 21 CornhilL CF" TREES AND PLANTS. A Catalogue of the choicest Fruit and Flowering Trees, Shrubs, Roses, &c, will be sent on application. Carriago of all pack ages paid to ew ork. 15. Al. VAlbO, Old Colony Nurseries, Plymouth, Mass. Mch26 7w DIED In this citv, April 10, Charles Spraoce, son of Le wis F. and Lucy Smith, aged 4 years and 11 months. ANTI-SLAVERY PUBLICATIONS. rpilE following important and able works on Sla JL very are for sale at this office. The price of each, as well as that for which it will be forwarded by mail, is given below : Price. By mail. The United States Constitution a Pro-Slavery Document. Compiled from the Madison Papers, &c. &c. By Wendell Phillips, The same, paper covers, The Legion of Liberty, Liberty Bell, for 1858. 40 .30 40 1.00 84 50 36 63 .15 Writings of William Lloyd Garrison, The Impending Crisis of Slavery. By .00 Hmton Rowan Helper, of North Caro lina, Autobiography of a Female Slave, 1.00 1.00 1.20 1.20 Theodore Parker's Speech on the Immediate Duty of the North, Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin, Colored Patriots of American Revolution, 17 25 1.00 15 75 40 25 18 38 1.18 Stroud's Sketch of the Slave Laws, Despotism in America. By R. Hildreth, White Slavery in the Barbary States. By Charles Sumner, The Young Abolitionist, State Disunion Convention at Worcester, History of the Struggle for Slavery Extension, &c. By Horace Greeley, Wendell Phillips's Speech on Disunion, Manifest Destiny of the American Union, Report of the Anti-Slavery Bazaar, Whipple's Prize Tract on Slavery, Anti-Slavery Pictures and Stories, Anti- Slavery Society's Letter to Kossuth, Twentieth Anniversary of American A. S. Society, Twentieth Anniversary of Boston Pro-Slavery Mob, Wendell Phillips's Review of Spooner, 22 90 48 30 15 20 5 10 6 2 12 20 25 20 15 17 28 6 10 6 3 , 15 24 33 22 18 CP" The Tracts of the America Anti-Slavert Society are furnished gratuitously. For any of the above, apply to Saxitel Mat, Jr., or Robert i. Waxxcut, 21 Corn hill, Boston, Hopedale Home School. ON account of the premature closing of the Win ter Term of this Institution, occasioned by sick ness among the pupils, the next (Summer) Term will commence on WEDNESDAY, April 21, two weeks in advance of the usual time, and continue twelve weeks. Applications must be made at an early date to insure acceptance. For information, address WM. S. HAYWOOD, ). ... ABBIE S. HAYWOOD, $ -Pr,'Pa- . Uopedaie, Jiiuord, Mass., .March 29, 1858. 3t Speech by Theodore Parker. THE PRESENT ASPECT OF SLAVERY IN AMERICA, and the Immediate Duty of the North : A Speech delivered in the Hall of the State House, before the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Convention, on Friday night. Januarv 29. 1858. Bt Theodore Parker. Price. 17 cents. Just publish ed, and for sale by BEL A MARSH. No. 14 Brom- field street. Also, for sale as above, all of Mr. Parker's works. either in pamphlet form, or bound in cloth. AlcnZS U Representative Women. ; rpHIS magnificent group include the Portraits LUCBETIA MOTT, HARIA WESTON CHAPMAN, ABBY KELXtEY FOSTER, ZiYOZA X3AHIA CHIXJ), . HARRIET BEECHER STOWE, , J-UOY STONE. ANTOINETTE Z. BROWN, For sale at the Anti-Slavery Office, 21 Cornhill, y WM. C.NELL. Price, $1. - ; XT IB XfOT A DY1 " - -i MRS. ;S., A. ALLEN'S , voHura ... - - - HAIR RESTORER - . . AUD ' f ' woRXjys , ; - . . , -. Hair Dressing. THE ONLY PREPARATIONS THAT HAVE A EUROPEAN REPUTATION!! THE Restorer, used .with the Zyiobalsamum or Dressing, cures diseases of the hair or scalp, and RESTORES QRA.T- UA1K TO ITS JSA.TURA.L. COLOR! The Zyiobalsamum or Dressing alone is the best hair dressing extant for young or old. . ' We take rjleasurc in presenting the following un deniable proofs that these are the best preparations either in Evrope or America. They contain no deleterious ingredients do not soil or stain anything. n r. , w. n rt r T I r' REV. W. B. THORNELO. Prescot, Lancashire, says4 Mrs. S. A. Allen's World' nair Restorer and Zyiobalsamum are perfect marvels. After using them six weeks, my extremely gray hair ia restored to its natural color. I am satisfied it is not a dye . 1IAYTI. REV. MRS. E. C. ANDRUS, or many years Missionary to Haytif note of Martinsbnrgh, N. T. The climate having seriously affected her hair and scalp says, I have derived much benefit from the use of Mrs. S. A. Allen's World's Hair Restorer and Zyiobalsamum. I have tried various other remedies for my hair, but never anything that so materially and permanently benefitted me, as has Mrs. S. A. Allen's.' J. H. EATON. Pres. Union Chic. Tenn. ' I have used Mrs. S. A. Allen's World's Hair Restorer and Zyiobalsamum but very irregularly, but, notwithstanding, its influence was distinctly visible. The falling off of hair ceased, and my locks, tehicA tcere quite gray, restored to their original black.' REY. II. V. DEGAN, Ed. Guide to Holiness, Bo, ton, Mass. That Mrs. S. A. Allen's World's Hair Restorer and Zyiobalsamum promotes the growth of the hair- where baldness has commenced, wt now have the evidence of our own eyes REV. J. A. II. CORNELL, Cor. See. B'd Edue'n JV. l . c ty. a procurea aits. o. a. Alien s w oria a ' nair Restorative and Zyiobalsamum for a relative. I am happy to say it prevented the falling off of the hair, and restored it, from being gray, to its natural glossy and beautiful black.' REV. JNO. E. ROBIE, Ed. CAr, Adn.t' Buffalo, X. Y. Mrs. S. A. Allen's nair Restorer and Zyiobalsamum are the best hair preparations Hhave ever known. They have restored my hair to its original color - REV. J. WEST, Brooklyn, X. Y. I am happy to bear testimony to the value and efficacy of Mrs. S. A. Allen's World's Hair Restorer and Zyiobalsamum, and also to acknowledge its curing my gray-ness and baldness.' -- REV. GEO. M. SPRATT,. Bap. Penn. Pub. Soc. We cheerfully recommend Mrs. S. A. Allen's World's Hair Restorer and Zyiobalsamum . REV. J. F. GRISWOLD, Washington, N. H. ' Please inform Mrs. where Mrs. S. A Allen's Hair Restorer and Zyiobalsamum can be had in Boston.' You may say in my name that I know they are what they purport to be REV. D. T. WOOD, MiJdletou-n, X. Y. My hair has greatly thickened. The same is true of another of my family, whose head we thought would become almost bare. Her hair has handsomely thickened, and has a handsome appearance since - using Mrs. Allen's World's Hair Restorer and Zyiobalsamum REV. MOSES THACHER ("60 years of age,) Pitcher KT 1" S.'nna If.- C A Alio... W U' Restorer and Zyiobalsamum, my hair ceases to fall, and is restored to its natural color. I am satisfied 'tis nothing like a dye.' REV. AMOS BLANCnARD, lleriden, Ct. We think very highly of Mrs. S. A. Allen's "World's Hair Restorer and Zyiobalsamum . REV. S. B. MORLEY, Attleboro' ', Mass. The effect of Mrs. S. A. Allen's Word's Hair Restorer and Zyiobalsamum has been to change the crown of glory ' belonging to old men, to the original hue of youth. The same is true of others of my acquaintance REV. J. P. TUSTTN, Ed. South Baptist,' Charleston, S. C. The white hsir is becoming obviated by new and better hair formin g, by the use of Mrs. 8. A. Allen's World's Hair Restorer and Zyiobalsamum , REV C. A. BUCKBEE, Treas. Am. Bible Union, Xi Y. ' I cheerfully add my testimony to that of numerous other friends, to Mrs. S. A. Allen's World s Hair Restorer and Zyiobalsamum. The latter I have found superior to anything I ever used.' REV. WM. PORTEUS, Slanuich, Cf. Mrs. S. A. Allen's Word's Hair Restorer and Zyiobalsamum have met my most sanguine expectations in causing my hair to grow where it had fallen REV. D. MORRIS, Cross River, X. Y. I know of a great many who have had their hair restored by the use of Mrs. S. A. Allen's World's Hair Restorer and Zyiobalsamum REV. JOS. McKEE, X. Y. City. Recommends them.' REV. E. EVANS, Delhi, O. I have uad Mrs. 8. A. Allen's World's Hair Restorer and Zyiobalsamum. They have changed my hair to its natural color, and stopped its falling off.' REV. WM. R. DOWNS, Howard, X. Y. Mrs. S. A. Allen's Hair Dressing has no superior. It , cleanses the hair and scalp, removes harshness and , dryness, and always produces the softnsH, silkiness and natural gloss so requisite to the human hair REV. C. M. KLINCK, Uwistoum, Pa. 'Mrs. S. A. . Allen's World's Hair Restorer and Zyiobalsamum has stopped the falling off of my hair, and caused tv new growth.' We might quote from others of the numerous letters we have and are constantly receiving, but we deem th above sufficient to convince the most skeptical that w have at least the best preparations in the world for the hair of the young or old. We manufacture no other preparations. Occupvine the larsra hmMinr v of Broome and Elizabeth streets, exclusively fox ofiiosv salesroom and manufactory, we have no time or inclination to engage in other manufactures. These are the only preparations exported in. any quantity to Europe. We also would call attention to the fact that we hav always avoided all charlatanism. - Our preparations ars) : the highest priced, but the cheapest, because it lasts longer, and does more good ; the expense, the end, less than others. We aspire to have the best, not the lowest priced. One bottle of Restorer will last nearly a year. $ 1.50 per bottle. Balaam, 37i cents per bottle. - GENUINE . . has Mrs. S. A. Allen' signed in Red InJk to outside wrappers, and in Black Ink to directions pasted, on bottles. Restorer bottles are of dark purple glass, with that words, Mrs. S. A. Allen's World e Hair Restorer, 355 Broome Street, Xeto York, blown on them. The Balsam bottles are of green glass, with Mrs. S. A. Allen') World's Balsam, 355 Broome Street, Xew York, blowi on them . Circulars around bottles eopyrighted. Nona other u genuine. Signing the name by others is forgs-ry, and will be prosecuted by us as a criminal offence. Some dealers try to sett other preparation on uAieh they make more profit, instead of these ; insist an these Sold by nearly every drag and fancy goods dealer Address all letters for information to . World's Hair Restorer DspcV 'WO. 655 BROOME 8TSEET, XT. Y '

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