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MIS C E L L A NEO U S. ; THE MARRIAGE INSTITUTION, J i E7" The folldwing are the sentiments of oar brother J&mss Botu, of Rome, Ashtabula Co. Ohio, ' respecting tbc Marriage Institution, as contained in a letter from him, addressed to Dr. Beach of New-York : ' '"'' Look into the families crowded together in bur cities, and scattered through the country, yea,' through the world, and the system of education practised in them ! . Once mothers, made it their chief business to train their daughters at the distallfand the loomto train them in ull the habits of economical and industrious house keeping to teach them to be natural, unaffected and plain in their manners in short, they were fitted to be a comfort and an advantage to their Darents. to themselves,' and, as .such, true and; faithful and worthy helpmeets to tneir future husbands. But now we have the reverse of all this.' To a gieat extent they are trained, in comparative idleness, indulged in extravagance, accustomed to rain, artificial and affected man ners, to employ the substance of their fathers, or, if at service, their own earnings, in decking themselves with gewgaws and tinsel, made to acquire a smatterrhg of philosophy, mathematics, metaphysics, painting,' d&c. to say hie hac hoc. etcetera, which is just enough to turn their brains and lose their balance. But above all they must be learned to kill time and keep off hypo and the hysterics by thrumming the piano and memorizing Byron, .Moore, and others of their kidney. But the worst is to be found in the fact '-hat they have never been under a wholesome parental government, are tutored in stubbornness, in wilfulness, in pride, in cap'rice and hypocrisy. Hence girls generally sell themselves to the highest bidder ; he who can best support them in idleness, in extravagance, pride and vanity, is the winner. What then is marriage in such circumstances ? Naught but a corrupt bargain between the 'lust of tliejlesh' and the pride of life,' originated and urged on to its ultimatum by 4 the lust of the eye.' These are not of the Father, and therefore the bargain is none of his ; they are not joined together by God, as is everywhere declared by a rotten, dough-faced priesthood, who can accommodate themselves to anything that will bring them gain from their quarter. Fathers, suitors, husbands, have helped by indulgence, by flatteries, by their lusts, to contribute to this state of feminine degradation ; and they have been dragged down with and even under it. The marriage relation is called in the 'extract from' the letter,' and in friend Gates's article, the lata of the apostacy.' Here is where the delusion begins. The , conjugal relation was instituted in the garden of Eden while man was in his primeval innocence, and not after the fall, as that phrase intimates. 4 The Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he took one of his ribs, and the rib which the Lord God had taken from man made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said this is now bone of my bone, and flesh of my. flesh. . Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wrfe, and they shall be one flesh. And they were both miked, the man and his wife, and they were riot ashamed.' Now what I expect is, that the matrimonial relation will be brought back to that state of oneness and purity which existed in the garden when it was first instituted and be made to subserve its original design. The declaration of Christ that ' he who puts away his wife, except it be for adultery, and marries another, commits adultery himself,' I believe is now and always will be in full force. Friend Gates and the writer of the letter, have taken upon them a commission so sweeping and tremendous, that nothing short of the evidence of miracles could attest even the abolishing of divine injunctions, which God has! never declared to be temporary. , ( From the Norristown Herald. Charge to the Grand Jury of Montgomery Co, The following note of a part of the charge of Judge Fox to the Grand Jury of Montgomery County, at the present term, has been pi oc urea for publication by the Commissioners of the county, at the request of the Grand Jury. It has been deemed proper that the attention of the Grand Jury should be called to those offences which may be classed under the head of offences against publicjustice. That an extraordinary disposition to set at naught the law, and the legal power of its officers, exists throughout our country from one extremity to the other, cannot be doubted by one who pays the slightest attention to the event9 of the times. Nowhere, and at no time, has this disposition manifested itself in a more alarming shape, than in the late riotous proceedings in the great city of our state. There, deliberately, and with the design well know, in the presence, as we may say, of the whole people, a large building was set on fire by a mob and ; burned to the ground. The Sheriff of the county, and the Mayor of the city, attempted to interfere to prevent the crime and arrest the criminals. But not an arm was raised to assist them they were beaten and driven off- and thus high crime was perpetrated with the utmost impunity. So long as acts like these are perpetrated by the very young, the indiscreet, the vicious, and the ignorant, there is little cause of apprehension for the safety of our institutions, provided that those from whose age, general respectability, and stake in society, we have a right to expect prudence and foresight, frown upon such outrages, and give in time of need, efficient support to the law and its officers. . But when, as in the present case, all barriers are broken down, and the power of the law is prostrated by tbe connivance and countenance of all ages, ranks and conditions, we must fear that the disease has reached the vitals of society: and, un less prompt and effectual remedies are supplied, a speedy and violent dissolution must take place. lo-day, the excuse lor the outrage airainst the law is, that the building burned was an Abolition ilall, in which proceedings were had and principles disseminated, destructive to our institutions, and abhorrent to the feelings of the great body of the community. In Boston, a school house was burned by the mob because it was a Roman Catholic institution, and they icared the advancement of 1 opery. ouch ex cuses for such acts, are, in effect, but avowals that the laws shall be suspended and the mob govern ; when, even the majority, or those who have the power, whether a majority or not. shall cnoose tnat it oe so. i " Society for the time is dissolved, and tbe law of the strongest prevails. To-dav this law mav be applied to abolition halls nnA nholitinmo but to-morrow it mav Diease the mob to snnlv it to a Quaker Meeting-House, and to Quakers. to rresoytenans, or Lutherans, or Menonists, or to whomsoever or whatsoever the prejudice or passion of the moment may direct inconsid erate fury. ni a 3 r . : - . i ne general disposition evincea in tne case which has called forth these remarks, to resist. or at least, not to support wnen assailed, the public officers in their attempts to preserve the public peace, is not the least alarming evidence of the diseased state of the public mind. The same disposition that induces resistance to the officers, whose duty it is to execute the law, will incite the same description of persons to , resist or punisn the Judge on the bench, who' may dare to do his duty in defiance of popular ex- uicinen.!. it appears to me that there is but a step from the i one to the other, and that that step may be fatal to liberty. If the community are injured by the arts or proceedings of any set of men. the laws afford a remedy, or laws may be made which will do so. 7 If an evil exists which the law as it' stands cannot remeuy, let the legislature, and not the mob, supply the defect This "will not 'only be a ; safer, but a much more effectual remedy, than any which can be procured by violence and out-, rage, which every good citizen should discountenance and oppose. ; -r ; Traitorous Presses are' the most alarming i symptom in the prospects of our country at the E resent day. They excite and encourage mobs, rynch law and violence. - They keep the coun-try in a party ferment. They patronise or help ' to promote the most worthless and vile, while they frown down everything connected with real merit. They puff play actors of both sexes, and extol females to the skies, for singing, dancing, speaking and acting publicly irTa manner, , which decency would blush to witness, but ex- -press great horror, when a sensible and benevolent female, personally acquainted with, and . deeply feeling for, the injuries and outrages done to her sex, comes forward to expose these injuries, and to plead for their removal. Yes, then the address of a respectable, benevolent and amiable female, is, in the eyes of these corrupting and corrupted presses, a sufficient cause of riot and outrage, and burning of buildings ! Shame, shame on such traitors ! - These (city) papers wax worse and worse, as the advocates of slavery become more desperate. -They seize on every opportunity to misrepresent, to vilify, to persecute, to ; mob . and murder those who have generally sacrificed personal ease, popularity, business, property, and everything but life, for the relief of the oppressed, for the cause of liberty and humanity, and the welfare of their country. - By these presses we mean chiefly the daily political presses of our cities, where mobs are encouraged, instigated and defended. Many ; religious papers, so called, however, are not a whit behind the political ones in malignity and mischief. ' . - The papers most addicted to vilifying the abolitionists, and justifying or palliating the outrages acrainst them are, in New York, the Courier and Enquirer, Commercial Advertiser, Journal of Commerce, (pretending to be moral) Star, Gazette, Advocate and Journal. In Ho. ton, the Gazette, Centinel, Post, Transcript, Courier, Advertiser and Olive Branch. V will not disgust our leaders by 'quoting their remarks. Thev all undoubtedly have their re- ward. Lynn Record. From the Lynn Record. and Threatening Letteks are re sorted to by mean and cowardly minds, to grat ify their malice. We received lrom the south a few days since, one of these tokens of love, so common to editors, and should have let it nass as a thinir of no consequence, were it not a literary curiosity, cominc, as on examination it evidently did, from the Post Master himself, or the person in his employ. Several of the letters, in the words of the post mark, and of the Tost bill accompanying the letter, are so peculiar in their construction, as to identify them w:ith the hand of the letter itself beyond the possibility of a doubt. Of this the Post Master of this town was fully convinced, and had the noliteness to transmit it to the Post Master General, who remitted the postage. (25c) and we trusi will reform' his deputy at "YVhitesville (Miss.) with his usual promptness. As a literary curiosity, we here give an exact copy, grammar, spelling, capitals and all. Daniel Henshaw Damned Abolitionist. Correspon dent, 4 Hampden' do . if ever vou come this way just call on undersigned and I wisht I may be chawed up up by a Ringtail Roarer drawd throusth a red hot Gridircn Stuck loll of red Hot fish' Bones Scratched into a Rhaphsody by Kil kenny Cats. Nibbled to death Ly a Squad of yomg ducks, if I don't knock every Abolition and wood nut meg & pumpkin seed notion out of your damned jued- IcSOIue Cranium miu a rvgiar iun nfasi aqnnii : Ami-Abolitionist . Ac Mississippi Screamer damme pay Postage - Damme. Claims on the Indians. A very serious dif ficulty was likely, to occur yesterday at the barracks. In consequence of previous judicial pro ceedings, Judee Buchanan had allowed two days for claimants to demand what negroes be longed to them : and yesterday morning one Love, a half breed as we understand, claimed no less than 67 negroes as the progeny of an old neeress. who ran away from him, beinsr an old woman at the very time ! These negro belonged to, or were owned by, an Indian, who proved that he received them from .his father, who also inherited them from his father ; thus were they for three generations fairly presumed to be the property of the Indians; and yet in defiance of this tbe claim was persisted in, and the officers having them in charge were obliged to submit. On finding that no remonstrance would prevail, the Indians rose in a body, de terrmned to repossess them by force : and to such a pitch of excitement was their anger rais ed, that the troops were called out to suppress the tumult. Force compelled the captive Sem- inoles to desist, but we trust for the sake of the purity of justice, the correctness ol this most suspicious claim will be thoroughly investigated. On this petty pretext have these 1200 Indians, with the steamboats necessary for their transportation, been detained four days. N. Orleans American. BURNING OF PENNSYLVANIA HALL. It is with feelings of deep regret that, we have to announce this new outrage, so little to have been expected at this tune, and in the place in which it has occurred. Its influence, however, upon our nshteous cause, cannot for a moment be doubted. To learn this the perpetators of this disgraceful act have only to look at Boston, at Utica and New York. The light of this conflagration will exhibit to thousands, who never saw it before, the utter incompatibility of southern slavery with the existence of liberty in the nominally free states. .In the destruction of this Hall consecrated to freedom, a fire has in fact been kindled that will never go out. The onward progress of our cause in the lecy-stone State may now be regarded' as certain. And abolitionists every where will be stimulated to new efforts, until in the destruction of slavery, our own inalienable rirnts are secured, lhe question in fact is every day becoming more distinctly placed before this whole community, whether they will jom in the effort to destroy slavery or tamely lie down before the bloody wheels of this American Juggernaut and be de stroyed themselves. Freemen of Maine, which side of the alternative will you take ? Maine Adcocate of Freedom. The vituperation and abusive language em ployed by a portion of the New York press in relation to the recent disturbance in this city. cannot be too severely condemned. The Journal of Commerce and the Commercial Advertiser. state circumstances of which those on lhe sDot know nothing ; among the rest, that black men id white women were seen walking arm in arm in the most public promenades. If such an event occurred, the people of this city have been so blind as not to nerceive it: a few rr- pectable females, however, from Boston, it is said, did walk home in com nan v with certain colored women. As to tfoe' convention itself, although we may disapprove of its measures. justice compels us to say, from some personal knowledge, that us members invpoint of learn ing, intelligence, 'and varied accomplishments. are far, infinitely far superior to either of these sapient e&iiots.--l?kiladclphia Ece. Post. DOCTRINAL V., V i . For the Liberator, THOUGHTS ON CHRISTIAN PERFECTION AND IMPERFECTION NO. 2 ill. Having considered : the questions, What is the true and proper standard of moral perfec tion and, Whether the maintenance of sinless perfection ia a reasonable and practicable duty it is important now to inquire; ere there any senses in which real saints are perfect f We know that some are called perfect in the scriptures. (Ps. 37, 37.) Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright : for the end of that man is peace.-: (Gen. 6, 9.) Noah was a just man and perfect in his ' generations, and ftoah walked with God. -. (Job 1,8.) Hast thou considered my servant Job, that, there is none like him on the earth, a perfect and upright man. one thnt feareth God and escheweth evil?'. (1 Cor. 2. 6.) - We speak wisdom amon? them that are perfect. : (Phil. 3. 15.) ;Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded. ' There roust be some good reasons for giving such appellations to the saints. What are they ? 1. The nature of their holy affections and obedience is . pure. . They have some perfect love which casteth out. fear,' and which 'is the fulfilling of. the law.' All real saints are some of the time under the influence of the Holy Spirit, who causes them to walk in his statutes. To his ancient people God said i (Ezek. 36. 26.) A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you ; and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh,-and give you a heart of flesh. And. I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk. in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments and do them.' Says an apostle, ' The love of God is shed i abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost, which is civen us. Agreeably to this, our Saviour said, 'That which is born of the Spirit is spirit.' Now, so long as saints are under the special influence of the Divine Spirit, and have a broken and contrite heart, walking in the law of the Lord, so long are they perfect in their love and obedience. , It is a dictate of common consciousness, that no person has both a sinful and holy heart at the same instant. No person was ever conscious of both loving and hating God at one and the same instant, or of having a moral exercise partly selfish and partly benevolent Uniy one moral .and voluntary exercise ever exists in one creature at the same instant, and common sense decides that no moral exercise can be partly sinful and partly holy. The heart may change from holiness to sin, or from sin to holiness, but the change is always as sudden as from one volition to the next. Sinful and holy selfish and benevolent exercises are diametrically opposite in tneir nature, xnus says reason if we now turn from reason to scripture, the same lact will appear, aid our cannot serve God and mammon (1 John 4. 12.) If we love one Saviour, 4 Ye .' John says. another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.' I his shows that while loving our neighbor as ourselves, we perfectly obey the Jaw of God. (1 John, 3. 6.) Whosoever abideth Jn him, sinneth not.' To abide in Christ is toexercise the faith of the gospel, and this passage decides that while believing in Christ, we do not sin. (Rom. 13, 10.) 'Love worketh no ill to his neiqhbor, therefore love is 'the fulfilling of the law.' While exercising true love, therefore. saints have no disobedience. (1 John, 3. 9.) sin ; lor his seen remameth in him, and he cannot sin, because he is bom of God.' To suppose the meaning of this passage is, that no person can sin after regeneration, would be con trary to plain scripture facts, and to common christian experience. ' To suppose it means that after regeneration, persons never sin as others do, with all the heart, is equally contrary to scripture facts, nnd . common -Sense. VV hen Nathan charged David's sins home to his con science, he did not carry the idea that he had committed them with half hii heart and strength. ! This is an unnatural and forced construction. The passage is not, Whosoever has been, but Whosoever - is born of God, doth not commit sin. This expression naturally involves the idea of being actually under the influence of the Holy opirit, and tchile under such influence, no one can sin. do long as one is under such in fluence, the seed remaineth which bringeth lorth good Iruit. Again, (Kom. 6. 18.) Ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righte- ousness. While the heart is iree from sin, (as the heart of a saint sometimes is.) the conduct will be according to the law of God. While the love of God is shed abroad in the heart by the Holy Spirit, sinful affections are all remov ed, and such persons are servants of righteous ness. This idea is still more clearly conveyed in I John, o, J. .every man that hath this hope in him, purifieth himself, even as he is pure.' " That is, while one's hope is in the glory of God, and his heart right with him, he is as iree irom siniui aneciions as ennst is pure We must therefore conclude, that the nature of the holy affections and obedience of saint?, is morally perfect, or pure from sin. In respect to pardon or justification, saints are perfect in unrist. (Uol. l. za.) I hat we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.' (2, 10.) . 'And ye are complete in him, who is the head of all principality and power; in whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body ol the sins ol the flesh, by the cir cumcision of Christ; and you, being dead in yoar sins, and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, hating forgiven you all your trespasses. Again (Rom. 8. 1.) There is therefore now no con demnation to them which are in Christ Jesus. who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit. Jf or tne law Ol tne spirit of lile in Uhnst Jesns, hath niade me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do. in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and ior sin conaeranca sin an-me nesn : mat tne r - J - " a t -1 righteousness of thelaw might be fulfilled in tv - . 1 a us, who waiK not alien the Mesh, but alter the Spirit.' By the law & the spirit of life in Christ, the apostle evidently means the gospel I method of justification faith in which, had made bim 'free from theMaiy of sin and death, or from being subjected to tbe method of justifi cation proposed in the law of works, which promisea ineoniy to perpetual oDeaience. ihis .ji'f. i . . , , . iegal method of justification, which will secure the happiness of the holy angels, 4 is weak throueh the flesh,' that is, unable to save sin ners but Christ has 'magnified the law. and made it honorable,' by laying down his life as a ransom ior sinners, t itom. j. no.) w nom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission -of sins that are past, throush the forbearance of God ; to declare I say at this tune his ngnieousness; tn-it he might lie just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.' a .a. a Atrain (Heb. 10. 14.) 4 For by one ofTerinir he hath perfected lorever them that are sanctified' that is, perfected their justification. Dardon. and acceptance with God. as the apostle says, (Rom. 8.) 4 Who shall lay anything- to the eharffe of God's elect t It is God that iustifieth. It is Christ that died, yea, rather, that is risen ' ... .... again, who is even at the neht hand of God, who maJceth continual intercession for us.' By beinsr complete in Christ, and free from con demnation, however, is not meant that saints J are not liable to chastisement in this life for; their backslid ings, but r only. that they are Dree; from the penalty of the law eternat death, and completely safe in Christ, or in the gospel . method cf justification, which will - bftj more glorious than any other.. . (? - -i , 3. Saints are perfect Jn Christian liberty, or freedom from the bondage of the ceremonial; law of the Mosaic dispensation. After God had promised that Messiah should spring from the : seed of Abraham, and bad delivered them irom , Egyptian bondage, (a type of oehverance irom spiritual hondacr through ChrisU he instituted-. a system of costly ceremonies,, as typical, of the wort ana aeam oi i;nnst,ana wuicu : consequence, was ,to be aboiisnea at nis ue&iu, to give place. .to the more perfect and glorious . dispensation of, the gospel. This system of Jewish ceremonies included, circumcision ; sac rifices of animals, and of incense, and first fruits ; ; the maintenance of cities of refuge, and of one trilw in twelve, to officiate as priests and levites ; and various leasts or-saooains, ana mowing many journies to Jerusalem to perform the tem-ple service. - The cities of refuge were typical of Christ, the refuge of his people. The sacri-, fices and offerings were typical of his death as a sacrihce lor sin. j lhe spienaor ana costliness . of this system of ceremonies, were designed to prepare tne minus ol men ior tne coming oi me . King of glory,, and for the sacrifice of his life to make atonement for the sins ol men. As soon. as this great event, the catastrophe of the scene , of Creation, had transpired, this system of ceremonies became useless and a painful bondage. : But this system of rites had become so identified with the Jews' religion and customs ; .and so many depended upon these outward forms and rites for salvation that tbe Jews, and even the ; Jewish converts to Christianity, were not easily persuaded to lay fbe-srstem aside, but continued under the bondage. The apostles had occasion t to labor much to convince their countrymen, ana tnose under tne inuuence oi juaaizing teachers, that this system was abolished by the One Sacrifice' of Christ. To the . Galaiians Paul said, (3, 23.) s Before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up to the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our school-master to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified "by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a school-master.' Again, (Gal. 4. 22.) ' Abraham had two sons, the one by a bond-maid, the other by a free woman. But he. who. was of the bond-woman was born after the flesh ; but he of the free woman was by promise. Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from mount Sinai, which gendereth bondage. Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. We are not , children of the bond-woman, but of the free., Stand fast, therefore, in the liberty wherewith ' Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Behold I, Paul, say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.' Again, referring to ' the two different dispensations, Be said to the Hebrews, (10, 9.) He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.. To the Ephesians he also said, (2. .14.) 'He is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us ; having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances ; for to make in himself , of twain one new man, so making peace. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.' - This 'liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free' from the bondage of Jewish rites, is one of the senses in which real Christians are perfect. Thus it appears that real saints have . some perfect love that casteth out fear,' and 'is the fulfillinST of the law' that they are complete in Christ, and free from condemnation and also that they are perfectly free from- the bondage of the ceremonial law.- They are. also joint heirs with Christ to the perfect and per manent holiness and blessedness of heaven, and their everlasting rest is secured by never failing divine promises, as might easily be showv. Their heirship to the heavenly inheritance, is perfect and glorious beyond description. There is a radical difference between them and others who are dead in sin, which lays a solid foundation for the scripture, appellations applied to them, though they may not have yet attained to a permanent state of holy obedience. C. S. Extraordinary instance or Gambling. The Cin cinnati Express gives tbe following as the result of the vile and pernicious passion for gaming. - We do not recollect an instance which more strongly illustrates the evil of this dangerous vice. ' It is well known upon the western waters that the firemen and other bands employed uron the boats spend much of their idle time iu playing cards. Of the passion for gaming, thus excited, an instance has been narrated to us upon most credible authority, which surpasses the highest wrought fictions of the gambler's fate. A colored fireman, on a steamboat running be tween this city and New Orleans, had lost all his mon ey at poker with his companions. He then staked his clothing, and being still unfortunate, pledged his own freedom for a small amount. Loosing this, the bets were doubled, and be finally, at one desperate hazard, ventured his full value as a slave, and laid down his free papers to represent the stake. " He lost, suffered his certificates to be destroyed, anil was actually sold by' the wiuner to a slave dealer, who hesitated not to take bim at a small discount upon bis assessed value. When last heard of by one who knew bim, and who informed us of the fact, he was still paying in servitude the penalty of bis criminal folly.' VCs Query If colored persons are better off as slaves than as freemen, was not this man's loss a gain? . A JVetc Way to raise the Witid. A handsome young woman, with Llue ejes, black hair, and perfectly white skin, was offered for sale a few days since at the St. Louis street Exchange, by a man who pretended that she was his slave. Her complexion was so fair, and she was so destitute of all signs of negro extraction, that those present began to feel dubious, and uttered some suspicions. Tne girl hersell said she was a slave. and belonging to the man offering her for sale. The fellow however, apprehensive that he was not altosreth. er safe, had eloped through the crowd, and was not lo be louna. consequently, tne woman of color 'was ner- muted to go free without a pass. The crowd were well satisfied that it was a mere swindling concern a plan having doubtless been agreed upon that the proceeds of the sale were to be shared by the" pseudo-master and pseudo-slave, after which an elopement was to have taken place ; and although the woman was allowed to go free, yet it is doubtful whether tbe roan would have rot off so very easy' bad he been found. JV. O Picayune. '- OCT Slaveholding amalgamation has made it almost impossible to tell, in thousands of instances, whether the blood be pure or mixed but who cares for tbat f Horrible effects of Seduction. Tbe coroner was called yesterday to view the body of a young woman named Hannah Brown, at No. 33 Orange .street who came to her death by falling down stairs while in a state of intoxication. Tbe particulars of this tragical affair are heart rending. The deceased, a lovely young creature, scarcely arrived at her 17th year, arrived in this country a few months ago in the capacity of a wife of a young man from Ireland. It appeared from all that could be gathered, that the deceased had been ' lured by a villain from her father's houe' under a solemn Promise of marriage upon their arrival in this country, he ceremony wa, bowever, postponed her lover became cold, and finally abandoned her to her wretched fate, leaving her friendless and penniless, in a strange land. Peserted and broken hearted, she resorted to the bottle for relief fatal resource a few weeks found her degraded to the very ebb of human depravity an out cast a wanton a drunkard. - On Monday last, becoming ilisstisted with the dissolute company she had associated with, she determined to leave the abode of infamy and vice, and sought an asylum at the house of Lydia Correl, in Orange street. Here, too, she found herself deceived it wasthe most polluted of brothels. A straw pallet, upon whirh she was stretched, in a room destitute of every article of" furniture, was intruded bv a ruffian, whose comnanv she declined, and in her eagerness to elude bis brutal advances, she stumbled over a drunken man, who was sleeping at the head of the stain, and vu precipitated to tbe bonoGBeaotsifift bo tAxt&i is jury as to oeranon her deata on tbe loiiowmg morning. snrvij we vaga of sin is hart.'jrv;r.!rcr.- V; ' ym OrteMt, Jfjr ecoverj ef iWeerotiAn- important ct was decided yesterday In this city aft en three days examination and , artroment, . Geo. Gaine . figured Considerably in tbe snit, representiajr in bis person h "United States of America as defendant1 The plaintiffs, who reside in Georgia, claimed a furi- at -vhil wMf taken eftdiv viik tha, Seminole Indian. The case was argued before Judza Bochanan of the First Jplicial District Coon, byj It. H. China on behalf of the claimants, and by Tho. , Stidell for the defendent, the government. The casa , was decided in favor. fJ he claimants. Gen.. Gaines was made tbe party defendent, becanse tbe sfe nmov- a) of the Indians and nerot to the lands assigned theny by government as their future abode, was considered o belong to him. ; ' ,- . : .: i . .' : : ) r:-r. ..- 1 . i ' . Tbx Emkbckor Bsrisw, alloding to lhe taanrx of America, says, 4 Let the world jnilge which is tbe most J liable to censure; we, who in the midnof rotter.reu have torn the manacles off slaves all over the world, or they who, with their idle pnriiy and nseless perfection have remained mate and careless, while groans echoed " and whins cracked rotmd the; walfc of their spotless Congress.' , ' -, , ..., ...... . It is stated in tbe Buffalo Co-nmereial, that a Mr. Sweat, who bas been preaching .Mormon doctrines ia the Erie County for some time past, was forcibly taken " from bis dwelling a few nixhts since by fifteen men .: i . , . i i j . cusuiscu, carricu iu a uciguuunug ww, miu inrrtm . end feathered. Cruel outrage! --L,:.: t ."W believe the war in Florida may now be consider, ed at an end. There are bnt a small band of 3Iicka-, "inlri-i) A rr i rt rfrif of note, stH absconding ' in the swamps. General Jessup has taken altogether " about seventeen hundred of the banditti, and among them the most influential, daring, and mischievous chiefs. : . . ' . : . , , Italy has long been noted for its murders and bloody. ? assassinations, yet the Philadelphia Ledger says, that more murders are committed in the Southern states in one year, than ia all Italy in five ; thoujrS tbe popnla- . tion of the latter is five times as great as the white pop-1 nlation of the former. Uyraovogto' Orra A6E.-' "We arc informed (says "the Philadelphia Ledger,"Tthat as Alexander Evans, a eol. ored man. was passing along the street in the viciniry of Perry and Vine rtreels, on Tuesday evening, he was knocked down and severely injured by several inoivui. nals. who continned to jump upon and beat him nntl he was rescued from their brutal ferocity by some of 1 the members of a fire company stationed in tbe vicinity. The Little Roek (Arkansas') Advocate says that in the ease of the State, versus John TCilson. tbe Jury re-tarn ed a verdict of not guilt ef murder ! but of txtttsa- .. bit homviekl . Wilson was the Speaker of tbe Honse of Representatives in Arkansas, and murdered "Wilson with a bowie knife in the midst of a debate, for using 7 language which be considered personal and indecorous. This whole judicial procedure is a mockery of justice. : Gen. Dunlap. in his address to the East Tennessee f Volunteers, in 1836, after a tour of service in the Cfcer.,, okee country, thus expresses himself : ' I had determined, and so expressed myself to the officers under my command, that I would never dis- j honor the Tennesseearms in a servile service, by aiding -to carry into execution, at the point of jhe bayonet, a -. treaty made by a lean minority, against the will and authority of the Cherokee people.' The Louisville Journal says : ' A white man and a -. negro were executed at Henderson, on the 2Sth nit. for The negro was penitent, but the white man, whose -name was Wernel, died cursing man and God. The Mother of Loeejot. The Advocate of Freedom, .: oi - vll.l. .1 T : l . a new jnu-omYcry ymytrw puimncuoi urvwwirt, iic. - says, From Oldtown alone, we have received tbibtt . three subscribers, procured entirely by the efforts of -the mother of Lovejot.' ; ; ' - ' sliver tATTtniEn. ine vrvo, arnvea at xiew ur-leans, states that she spoke oa the 30th nit. off the Ber :; ry Islands, a British roan of war, who reports tbat two days previous she captured a slaver, wib 500 slaves ; on board, from the coast ol Africa. '-. General Con ference of the Meth Prot. Church. This -body met at Pittsburgh, on the lSih inst. Kev. Asa Shinn. a decided abolitionist, was elected President of the .Conference. The Conference Journal of the 24th 1 says The subject of slavery is likely to agitate tbe Conference. We understand some memorials have; been presented on that subject. : The northern men, we , are told, are generally in favor of abolitioniiing the , church. How . they will succeed, we may inform our readers again.' . - - ' - rHUrrr nf tht Amti-SJavmr Onrrotira of American, ' Women, retentff held in Philadelphia t - President, Mur S. Parker. - ' n Vic-rrtsuients, jtaria w. Chapman, Sarah F. Smith, Mrs. Storrs, Catharine Sullivan, Susan Paul, Mrs. Prior, ) Lncretia Mott, and Sarah M. Grimke. . Secretaries, Juliana Tappan, Martha Ball, Anne r Warren Weston, and Sarah Lewis.' Treaswer, Sarah M. Douglass . i -..!? : .' SELECT SCHOOL) IN IV. MARSHFIELP. THE Summer Term of Miss Elizabeth Lewis.' School will -commence May 21st, in which will .ba taught the higher branches of an English Education and the French Language; plain and ornamental Needle Work ; Painting, and tbe projection of Maps. The School will be furnished with Globes and an Orrery to illustrate the principles of Astronomy. A few Scholars can be accommodated with board in tbe family with the Teacher, if application be made in season. - Forfurther particulars parents are referred to ' Edward P. Little, Esq. North Marshfield. Daniel Phillips, Esq. N. Marshfield. Rev. Mr. White, S. Marsbfield. . ...... Bev. S. J. May, S. Scituate. V May 11. NAMES OP PUBLIC CHARACTERS . TO be seen in tbe MASSACHUSETTS REGISTER. for 1838. such as Judges, Governors, Justices. Coun sellors, Attorneys, Sheriffs, Postmasters, Pbysiciars, Military Officers, Ministers in every town, Literary men, Officers in Banks nnd Insurance Companies. Of ficers of tbe United States Government, Foreign Ministers, Consuls, fee. Army and Naval Officers, City Offi cers, Sec. ice. &c .For sale by JAMES LORING, 132 Wangton saistreet. : : JUST PUBLISHED, - . -.; A Letter from James Boyle to Wm. Lloyd Garrison, respecting the Clerical Appeal, Sectarianism, True Holiness, Acc. ; with a Preface, and lines on Christian ; Rest, by Mr. Garrison. For sale, by the hundred, dozen, or single, at 25 Cornhill. - -i : ANTI-SLAVERY REFOSITORY. The Executive Committee of the Connecticut Ami. Slavery Society, have opened a DEPOSITORY, at JVV 7, Asylum strut, where all the publications of tbe American Anti-Slavery Society can be obtained, at tbe time prices as at New York. Orders from any part of the State, accompanied with, the cash, will receive prompt attention. S. S. COWLES, Agent. - ' Hartford. May 12, 183R. JC8T PUBLISHED. LETTERS to Cathekixe E. Beeches, in reply to an Essay on Slavery and .Abolitionism, addressed to A. E.Gnmke. Revised by the author. Published bv Isaac Knapp. 25 Cornhill. Price. 31 cents single 13.00 per dozen. May 11. RET. MR. ALLFN'S SPEECH. . JUST PUBLISHED, and for sale at 25 Cornhill. br the hundred, dozen, or single copy, Rev. George Al len's Speech before the Con veniion of Ministers, held at Worcester, Mass. January 15. . KOT1CE. . . The Temperance House, 118, William Street. New- York, will be continued as usual, till the first of May, when it is expected it will be opened at 21, Beekcuaa ' Street, where good accommodations for transient compa ny shall be furnished, and the best vegetable and fruit diet New York affords, shall be provided. - , ASEMATH NICHOLSON. New York, March 19th, 1838. tf - FREE LABOR fcTURE. - - ; N. West corner of Arch and Fifth Street, ' ' PaiLAorLrau.. V' - '' -v - ? THE SUBSCRIBER has inst received ."stttoIv i Fkei La bob. Cotton Goods, of the following description, viz: , - 200 ps. 4-4 Unbleached Muslin ; . 100 7-8 Uleached do; " ; . ' " ' 4-4 Apron Check ; ' ' -' ' 4-4 Domestic Gingham : - . 8- 4 Table Diaper, Bleached & Unbltacoedi v Calicoes; --. , . ... , Twilled Muslins ; ' . " 3-4 Unbleached Sheeting do ; ' Stout Canton Flannel ; 1 Wick Yarn ; . , .,.',. t - -. v.. Cotton Laps;. , Kuittinz Cotton, bleached. nnbleached-4c mixt: 50 " 50 " 25 200 " 20 " 50 " 20 " 3001b 500 " 200 " 2 doz. do do Drawers; 30 " White and Black Wadding. -' Also a great variety of Silk. Linen and Woolem goods,, which will be sold wholesale and retail. , -. ...... , r , CHARLES WISE. , P. S. Orders from a distance punctually aiteaded to. xaarca i. t' '

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