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- r- 4 ' v 1 . ' a ... I if' I t AbcIIticti tsra tetadrri with tisthj idiactrrabx: s - ct cuaisicraare they ?r.--7rl rr.:h abcxia3t,TLre acorej-ycs ' Lcnreds cf raiuisters of almost every deaoat- , wbo c fcwactt ia - phxdinj ; far the j .ii-rsxijes fcsriesa ctead&tst gacora-; . retniis. AhotUtiontsts, w -habere, hare not ?' ; . . ttt fcrta i tscasei . cf abssic j t&se ciatasrs. f - Dartd ITcUcn, George Connie, John nankin,-; Ceriah Green, Elijah P. Lorejoy, S. Crotbers,-Ados A, Pfcelce, Orange Scott, George Stores,' John Cre Ilxthaaicl Colrer, Iliram Wilson,; : ch!rM:ttfMti.1UBpi-NQk6dyr-lt is; -retended. ilxjfxttsinisters some ef ?a theerr jaeii' who hare been, most -cily accuea of baring abused ministers of y ninirtn, then, are not abased byi v. cbsLtioniets, for fexj ministers, and consequent-' .ily there is no ground for the insinuatiua that AW mVrfstry has been assailed by abolitionists. - .Cat jt trill be ; sail that . abolitionists .; abate . these; clusters , that do .not belong to tAstr In other words, those who do not; plead for? the shra ! It will be answered that there : are j aotae vrho dead for the clare, who do not join i' If. ;iae measures oi aoouuonists. , Be it so- o When has it erer been found that - nboliUcsixts hare ahtsti this class: of men ? There ere scores of ministers claiming to be of this stamp, who do not complain of baring been nbased. -. A larje portion of the ministers who are. now tanked with abolitionists were formerly . of this sort. . Ask tktm whether they . were a-: hosed ; ty the abolitionists ..before v they - became .connected whh them,. Ask Timothy Merritt ; and Jctl Ilawes, who stood out of our ranks . Sot alocj time, -a '-VJ' -:; ' .'yt There is another class of ministers who hare not ccspkined of being persottally abased, although they hare remained perfectly neutral . and silent on the subject. 7 Who has ercr complained that abolitionists hare abused Dr. Spring f . New York, Dr. Skinner, Dr. Milnor, and other preaineat ministers who simply let aid . tionists end abolition alone t ' i . v?:4 1 -. It would probably be ; found, on examination, that abolitionists hare seldom, if erer, been oe- . etued of abusing ministers who had not, in some war manifested hostility to the cause of abolition, - and exerted an influence against its progress. It mar be true that a refusal to open a house or read a. notice, (when such a cirility would hare , been extended to a whig or. an anti-whig-con rentioa,) has been construed into an eridence of such hostility and with some appearance, at least, of good reason. ? ' ,k - - 1 ?! . v :: The case ceatmonly has been, that certain . -zninisters, of their own accord, hare thrust them . selres under the mbriog car of- modern aboli tionism,'. with the intention of stopping its progressan intention not unfreuently nay, in most instances -openly srrowed. - And then, abolitionists hare .been thought strangely "uncivil, . because they did not stop pulling forward their car, while ' the wheels ran orer the ministerial ' stumbling blocks that were in their way.- - ! A minister writes or preaches, or talks pob licly ; against 'modern : abolitionism.':: Some modern, abolitionist perhaps a presuming layman!--adrentures tO confute and confound the anti-abolition minister :--and ; the only Te joiVHr attempted is the sterotyppd complaint . that Ote minister has been abased ! .-. . . . A. sstaister undertakes to ' prove that slavery is not orohibitod in the Bible that in many ca- . ist stales the fast that he has done so, or in other words, that he has attempted a defence or an apology for' alarery, the minister cries out that he is abased I nay, that ' Christian institutions hare.been assailed.- i'n.c M.l--d Dut bare not abolitionists sometimes been'ac cased of abasing ministers who belong to anti-slarery societies h i.-rtxhu-- vi.r.-j -1 ?.-!. j i Year --. And this- proves that abolitionists do not approve or condemn, in mere reference to the heunpuies of ' rAeir own party? as has been prrten&fd ' wi -.'a-? f :-s-i;o) tj,'iJ - When was it that abolitionists .were charged orith abasing ministers who belonged to their ownbodyf. -.- sv'iinsssud i.:y ? I.t'v It was when those ministers sympathised and held fellowship with some? of the most riolent pro-alarery- ministers in- the. land, and in order to snreeauthem from the most merited and need-fol pBcf,4so!t a stand of direct hostility, fo . their shriition brethren who were doing their dntyyV yirri la v v' t;T . oi it'-M-- We come then to this general conclusion. -fRtere nmy.heJ a few. insulated exceptions.) Abolitionists hare seldom been eren accused of abusing -raimsters s whoi had "not first taken a stand auist their brts and their cause. to ! Eat iodyaBitierer to be abused, - 'I True. Dot 1 in what ' does - abase consist t This .question taeannres dispassionate investigation, -j Our o&sct' JnLtheJ present article. was to show thatdf ahditiomsts hare sometimes alms ed oiaxsters, and been at fault in this t matter, tbey tare . selioca if ever,' gone out of the way ia doing so. 7 If ministers had kept out of the way of abolitionists, and not hindered their benevolent work the world would hare heard lit- of ministers being abased by abolitionists. ; In a former 'article, we hate shown that this complaint,, against abolitionists,' is unfounded. We hare shown that the Wnirtry has hot been assailed' by them, and "that : this alleged ' abuse' ef mtcutTrs has been nothing more nor less than -their ocaroidable defence of abolitionism, front . the aUacs of indiridoal clergymen, and eccW. alnstical bodies, who had stepped out of their, way to help, crush them. .. 'r. .' ' '''c' ' Oat we, cannot dismiss the subject without Junting at one thing more. ; Abolitionists, if we mistake not, might turn ' the ' tables, and retort on their opposers the charge of abusing Christ tian ministers? and assailing Christian instil Ilare not infidels often assailed Christian in- 'stitntions, by pretending that Joseph enslaved' the Egyptians in the ; time of the famine? and ' that the 3ible sanctioned slarery t t And. have not aati-abol&onist joined: their standard, by . pretending that Abraham held 'Islaves ; that ilcssi emitted; sfarefioldingi that sIarehold.j ers were arprored members of , the priioitire icharchss;. that Christ and his apostles did not, condaca tlarery ; and that Fa$l returned Ones- i29, si fariUve sfare,"to the Christian slare-tol, FfclUmon t f ;j f: A v i Ac! wh&a rare liring ministers, in America, been efcrxed, (and, by cro&csed minieters and. Christians, tee,y if mbeUtiott sninistera hare not taen thos abased, hj ti.or who are so 'forward' t comrlsia that 'cud- ttare been abased ? ? vT7as :not the yenerk Opr "Bourna, (for cxay years a PresoytecUa muuster ia Virginia, c4 rww a cbiftsr f the Dutch Reformed Cl?r!t ii ITew York."mbst outrageoecry abus-' -ei haRalasa article of bis, in the Liber- ' rcrt wti slarehoUinj repuUkaM aad trtr ciurjtd with hypocrisy and ?-T!ctisi:r ' waaJ tortired by 1 the ; Vermont -C, ia TZxfi 1CX into a declaration that 'Crct ITtktrtou, (whoa the writer had not " rzrr.rl rxr cHxiei t,V was a hypocrite, a man- tslt asd now U htVL t" Was he not abosed. n tru raed in. (after it had! Icra tlia U ta fV.) and with the explicit j 1 cf a cxUrraizaUsa, by cUn -means, to. fcyrj a weight of bkIZs txU.-nmtw to be-ar ua tbrt it no atcrj cf ainuters trLra tlii ii!, cJ thrsztssci puUic lrzr-1: t beat upon abolitionist, la Ce rrscsa cf Hxr. Samuel IL Cox, and JZzr, XL O. LciLnr, u the foro f cssattldtrr nclj, wha rc!i tti'r houses wiA stones, cr.J borst thi fxn)Itt;r cf Lewis Tappan, with tha shout cf the Vert Chronicle's false accusatica cf X7cLlz:.' eff,npon their lips t y c was taere no abets cf Ulr.:.i3 c. nubliclv ists with the design of excitisj t prrri to insurrection, when he branded them ti iz'so-diaries, traitors, and ewhrcau' and when, being asked, in conrersaUi, to trhota t replied these charges and epithets, replied by naming, among Annur 1 appan anu ouicrs, a m . m a i 1 ' a XTTZmsn George Bourne, Siineon .5. JccUvn. Od Charles W. Denison t t . , Tas itno abase of ministers, when the indi viduals, just mentioned, together with Charles Stuart, Samuel ' J. Mar. and ' Samuel II. Cox, aUrniniatars, in regular standing in their respective denominations, and: euiltr of no fault but abolitionism, were systematically scouted as madmen, and denounced as traitors, in the Hew York Commercial Advertiser, conducted by Col. Stone, a member of Dr. Spring's (Presby terian) Church, and assisted by Dr. David M. Reese, a "member of the Methodist. Episcopal church, neither of whom hare erer . been cen sured, or called to any account for this abuse of ministers, I by the. ecclesiastical bodies to which they belonged t . . . t . ' . J "Was thttr o mbamc of Christian mlnlstiTs, when Rer. President Green was assailed, for his , abolitionism, by professed Christian breth ren, with accusations so riolent, that mobs were roused to. burn . his effigy, with that - of Al van Stuart, in the streets of Utica, with fires kindled by anti-abolition phrenzy, augmented by alco hol, and files of. toe. Temperance iiecorder f . . So much for the abuse of .ministers,' with which the present crusade against modem abolitionism,' was, in the beginning, commenced. We hazard nothing-, in amrminff, that '.abuse of faithful Christian , ministers' . has all along been one of the most effective antwibohUon 'measures' of the day ; a measure which has been systematically urged forward, or at least connived at by the very class 01 men who anect so tnucn pious norror at tne aDuse 01 innsiian uuui9Wl).Rll6U Hie nfywwym win ing of their number, hare been conscientiously reDrored. 1" , .. . ; . ' . . ;. Has it been no abuse of Christian ministers,' when the simple fault of their abolitionism has been sufficient to shut the pulpit doors of their own respective sects, against scores of ministers whose praise -is in the churches, and whose la-boi-s the great . Head of the church has seen fit signally to bless in the upbuilding of his king-dom and cause?. - , .. . - : . Was it no ' abuse of Christian ministers, when the almost apostolic. David Nelson, a minister from a slare state, found no opportunity to lecture against infidelity, in a single meetinghouse in Boston, from the mere circumstance that he was known to. be a pattern of primitive simpli city, and had adventured to lift up his voice for the poor slave T; ; : Was it no 'abuse of Christian ministers,' when the slanders of northern presses, conduct ed by professed Christians, induced the bloodhounds of the slave states to offer ten thousand dollars for the head of Rev. Arpos A. Phelps, a Congregational minister, of New England, and a larger sum foe the head of Rer. La Roy Sunderland, a, minister in regular standing in the ij aTnnfl m nniB II II MM- II. I I llMiii I M Methodxst.EpipaLurchinJNew-i:orlcJ when .the ministers thus threatened, were cheered by no expressions of sympathy by their brethren, and when these-murderous threats and offers were heartlessly mentioned by them, as matters of course, and things to be expected, if abolition ministers would not desist from their efforts ? . Was jj no, .'abuse ,of Christian ministers,' when the Rev, William A. Smith, of Virginia, in the .General Conference of the . Methodist Episcopal church, in Cincinnati, expressed, publicly, his. wish that the Rer. Orange Scott were in heaven in other words that he were dead i And was there no abuse of Christian ministers, when that, murderous , wish was passed by, in that ecclesiastical body, without the lisp of disapprobation or censure ? . . :, ,- ; Was it no 'abuse of Christian ministers,' when the Rer. Cyrus .Pitt Grosvenor, a'worthy Baptist minister, in, Massachusetts, was significantly admonished by a Rer. dignitary of his own denomination, in New York, that abolition minis ters would . soon be silenced, amid scenes of blood, if they could not otherwise he reduced to quietness enforcing his admonitions with - an expression of countenance plainly indicating his complacency in the event predicted by him ? , , Was Jt no ? abuse of - Christian ministers,' when the i Rer. La Roy Sunderland, of . New York, was.' assailed in the - language and with the . threat! of lynch law, by the iter. J. C. PosttH, a minister of the same denominational connection, in the slareholding South? - And when no note of rebuke for the offender, or of sympathy', for the intended rictira, could be found , in the official ; religious Journal of. the same sect, published in New York t .x , ., Was 'it no ' abuse of Christian ministers, when the Rer. Dr. Bangs publicly threatened the Methodist ministers and churches, that they would be liable to ecclesiastical censure, if they received into their pulpits, the Rer; Orange Scott, a minister, in good standing, and in no wise inferior, in . his official station, to Dr. Bangs, nor subject; in any manner, to his su-perrision or jurisdiction T '':,'.:'.. " ; 3 Was it no ' abuse of Christian ; ministers,1 when the New -York Methodist Conference, in 183 excluded candidates from ordination, un less they, would pledge tbernselres to disobey God, and refuse to open their , mouths for the dumb, and jlead the" cause : of. the poor, : and needy? . -'. . :-.r: .. ! '; v.- Was it no .' abuse of Christian ministers,' when the same Conference, in 1833, suspended two of their members from the gospel ministry, and subjected, others . to ecclesiastical censure, for attending a Methodist Anti-Slavery Convention, for, countenancing and writing for Zion'a Watchman, a Methodist , anti-slavery paper, conducted by a regular minister of the Methodist Episcopal.chuxch? - . ....J ;,.;.r; x?. But the time .would fail us, to enumerate a tenth part of the cases of this nature .that might be rtaraed.v One or two illustrations more, must v Is it no abuse of Christian ministers, when the single .fault of their: abolitionism excludes them from, the common courtesies of ministerial intercourse, when, for this sole cause, they are not invited to preach, or pray, or take a part in the exercwes on public occasions in which they mn wont, 10 narticipate : wnue, at tne same time, the fact that - a minister is an advocate of ftla vrv or , a . slaveholder. . does net detract auffht frora jthe. cordiality and respect- with which he is welcomed on these occasions 7 . ...v, : H Was it no J abuse of ' Christian ninistets,' when: the colonization orators at Alton, breujht their artUWry to bear upon the faithful Lwrx-'or, with such effect, that hia testimony against slareholiuig wa, soon after, sealed wuh las own blood t v Was it no abuse f. Chrittianl ministers, when his sishea hare been disturbed, and his roenory arpersed, by the Breckinridges and the Yittslows of annaboUti6n warfare, who hare charged the guilt of his murder upon his own head p'Tirsd the crime of his murderers, in 1830, when Mr. Fiakr, crxtcr r-lrn of the Colonization C-l.-J. tlen U Ca city New York, trabliclv tctcui I-i !i c. 7 c f -1 th bw, r - J cssrcrly t " i -. Lie t : ' 1 crtn tr.rr.:zi fcifzmy; in . . 7 tlrra C cl-sh era fetrr-7cf Cb crra, for tis list i:3 iznUi xlcici each ia- r1 try r- -tar rr7rcc frcm t-e 3i3 uLo ari ttxnzl u cc;!aia thitc!-llzrJZs 't'-Uie Chriuisn niz.srs,' ulextzr tXs cxiZcrs cjT CJs rtcxvztit and Uoofy jrtrt-eix ef CtrLCi tzizLr JLzz: xorr stre Uen II2LD IN CTJECS hy uthful EX-P03TJR3 and CSCUEQ ?:-;. 1 ; .. The nineteenth century baa not witnessed so virxZt ani ryttezrxtic m perttution ef Christian vwdiiers si has been carried on by the anti-abolition ministers and church members of this country, for the last fire or six years. And, forsoetW-every attempt to brand the guilty authors of h with merited disgrace, and thus sre a faithful. Christian ministry from threatened extermination, is artfully characterized as an attack upon the Christian ministry and Christian inSUlUUOUS: - ;- V From the Herald of Freedom. james f. otis. , ' ' The name of Otis ! has become infamons in this country, or will hare become universally su, wnen siavenouimg oecomes so. - it , was prostituted by poor old Mr. Harrison Gray Otis in Faneuil Hall, when his name and that hall both consecrated to liberty, were foully dese crated to the service of slaverv. As if that wjaot enough for the name of Otis to bear, the miserable individual, whwer moui. iaAt the head of this, has made another draft unon it. to the extent of his credit.. He, it seems, was one ef the signers of the anti-slavery declaration of sentiments at Philadelphia... He then thought he was an abolitionist, but was wofully mistak en, and has since apostatized, and now sneers at the thought of immediate emancipation, as much as Arnold did at the notion of American: Independence, after, his change of sentiments under the arguments of Major Andre. . - Arnold had seen a British officer-Mr. James F. Otis has been to White Sulphur Springs in Virginia, and met with Judge T. of Vireinia,, and the Judge noticed Mr. Otis with that con-' descension, seeinir as : how the Judge was a slaveholder of old Virginia, and Otis nothing bat a poor paltry northerner without a slave to lay his jaws to, that it dispersed his shal low abolitionism to the moon, and he is .now clear orer on t'other side, and Mr. Buckingham, of the Boston Courier, is publishing his traitor avowals of defection, in that Courier which many a New Hampshire christian pays four or fire dollars a year for. Harrison Gray Otis profaned the name of the old Faneuil Hall Otis. and the old Hall itself, by an eloquent speech on the part of slarery and against liberty. Pe-leg Sprague came out with him on the side of slarery, en the sa me occasion.. ..If old James' Utis had been bring and been there, he would hare thundered and lightened upon his recreant namesake, as terribly as the heavens did on him, that day when he was 'by touch ethereal; slain. It would have been well for the fame of poor old Harrison Gray, had the lightning touch'd him that day, before ; he sold himself basely to slarery, at less than slare auction price. .He now stands struck with moral lightning a scathed and scorched monument of that vassalage, which creeps over the most (rift ed genius, when it consents to the foul larceny of pilfering the . ' image of ; God.'. His hoary bead deep scars oi thunder hare entrenched.' lhis James should get some general court to alter his christian name."'Thev would alter it for him if he would come to ours at Concord.' The Otis .he may keep Harrison G. had pre- Sared that name for his dastard wearing. .- The ames he ought to lay aside. - We recommend him the given name of Benedict.. Mr. Bene' diet A. Otis, a. pretty name in print or 1 hand write? and it would figure well in a hie facet. : Here lies Mr. Benedict A. Otis -formerly James F. , 4 Otis his name changed in correspondence whh hie revolution of sentiments, being cared of anti-slavery principles by the condescending courtesies of an old ' slave pro-creating Judge of Virginia, the father per-adventure of Arch j Moore. The celebrated James Otis was killed by 'lightning, as he was standing in his. door-way, with only' one cloud in the heavens. ', " ,K '. t j V) t From the Pennsylvania Freeman. ' ' ' ' ..'.r': AMEBICAN HEATHEN. ; A writer in the N. Y. Churchman of the 18th ult. a religious periodical devoted to the interests of the Episcopal Church, in a letter to the Right Rer. Bishop Griswold, Presiding Bishop of the church in the United States.' calls his attention to V passage in the disccurse of Dr. Johns, delivered at the late meeting of the managers of the Episcopal Missionary Society of , the United States. 'I cannot,' says the writer, 'join with the author,' in commending the con gregation or St. Fefer's, in SOUTH CAROLINA, for determining, whether the Losn grant success or not, to continue a Missionary in. China, till the door be opened. J can but think of. the thousands and tens of thousands of poor, ' ignorant and benighted blades, whose-moral de- gradation, is MUCH WORSE than the Chi- nese, by whom the Christians of that congrega- -, tion are surrounded, "4 who are daily DYING ' WITHOUT HOPE. What is to become of these, while the St. Peter's missionary is learn-: ing the Chinese language T " v: ; -j. ' Let the Missionary Societies of America, of i all denominations, take up the solemn and aw-; ful inquiry: WHAT IS TO BECOME OF THETHEATHEN AT HOME I And let them inquire further, what'is to become of the hypocrites who traverse sea and land to make one proselyte, among the heathen of Burmah or China ; when' at - home they exert all their ecclesiastical and political power to keep in a . state of heathenism and slarery two and a half millions of their fellow-men. Look at the fact. The congregation of a slaveholding church agree to furnish provision for keeping a. missionary in China, to convert the heathen ! And ; they are enabled to do this by retaining hundreds i ana perhaps thousands of slaves in a state of ab- - solute heathenism at their very doors. ' Wo to i the ' missionary who should attempt to do for ; these American heathen what the slave-support- -ing missionary is to do for those of China ! He Would be scourged Kke Dresser at Nashville, by elders and ministers ; or condemned to' death , by; a ' Lynch-committee, gathered ' perchance from a prayer-meeting for the conversion of the ! world! - - : - - "v ' ' ': Uzirir Cur avo Coumsnov.: The Georgetown (D. C.) Advocate, of the 20th inst. savs, , The tact of his (Henry Clay's) being President or the Colonization Society, is enough to convince the most fastidious he is no friend of Abolition, besides which he is a slaveholder himself. The Coloaization Society is, im. oar , .Xrmgthmmg IM vOtxtst mf the ttmtktUtr, by arnding the lazy free nrgr oat of the way of the Indus-irioos slare, thereby preventing the bad influence of their assoewung together.' ' - ' r - . Oor Sootaera bietarea' nnderstaad Coleeaatioa per-feetly welL U RhooU be reeoUected that the Advocate is pruned ia the District of Columbia, the bead q aarters ef the American Colonization Society J, : " Tbe Kemtmdcet htfmirtr of the 15th inst-i contains an accouat of the sasetiag of the ' Female Anti-Slavery Association.' ia that place, and of the atteadane at oar friends. James and Lucrette BIoiu of this eitv. Snealr. iag of th remarks of the latter, the writer says, Clear, . lorciDte, ana eraqaevr, wunoai an anempi at oraameat, the words seemed to bubble up spontaneously from the heart,' and if heart ever spoke to heart, it appeared tome it was thea ; and I was ready to exclaim, although i could not aeree in all points with those who oppose sla- very, 'almost thou persuadest me to be a convert P a. con nun i -6 L J i o i:c. JTO tS tTOTSD IY CAI:OTX3! " C-? I trra Irta ia ; -r C ?t I ttrs tcca r:r; saeora w crrrr cat iZZzzZoa, r yocr pt, to cull a 3! qcXica cf tl-tUrcrj. ' I Lara erer sctcc, eri axa 1 cf tie criairi, tlit tie tny Cjc tl Caliban cf slarery, csst be Fared, ia a ZTt-t tzttzzxt, by coral considerauess, brooght U Itzx apm tLe teart and the caascieaee of the aUve-llzr. Us ntst be cade to ml't tlssia cfhciilzj prpriy ia to fra, as weU ta tie ftzzz'ssj adrzr-ses tlat wooil be secured to Lbaself by few ties tie cpjMueu! go Cee,' bcfijre he will be willies to do so. The rum of Cod's eterasl tnuh sboaU be fail ccatima'Jy fccire bias, in order i&at be may see how palpaNy be is riolatiag bis duties to his Uakrr. to himself, and to his brother. - -; The abolitionists shoold flood the Sooth with light. They shoold convince the slaveholder that they are his real friends that they are the well-wishers, not only of his temporal, bat of his eternal welfare. They should take nobler grounds than those of paltry politicians. JLetit be the province of party pack Jtorses, to dissemi. aate political harangues. : Unto their assembly, the ab- eiitionists shoold not be united. Ther shoold labor for higher and holier ends for a awraf instead of a ifiec revohrtkm. : I am well aware that political action must be had ia relation to slavery, before it can be abolished. Bat what ii of political action ? Merely, that Congress or the Legislatures of the slaveholding states, after be coming convinced of the moral turpitude of slavery, and of the utility of its abolition, exercise, by vote, as they w ttild upon any other question coming before them for legislative action, their constiiauuoal powers for the removal of this system of crime and oppression from those districts, tmUones. or 'states,' over which they have jurisdiction. , . .. . . y Bat how can you reach southern feeling reach if, 1 mean, as abolitionists mast, if they would efiect anj thing by making a mere party qutstiomot abolition f There never were, and there never will be, bat two great political parlies in our country. . Suppose the friends of the slare should, as a body, openly advocate the re-election of Mjut-rnr Vah Bobxb to the presidency : claim hi ai as the anti-slavery candidate, and pat forth ail their ecorts to secure such re-election : could they reasonably expect the co-operation of the slaveholders, or that of their apologists at the North ? : But suppose they shoo Id elect him : what would be the next move ment to abolish slavery ? Would it be to pass a lawy. (allowing the abolitionists might have a majority in oota oraacnes or tngress,j declaring that on such a day slavery should cease to exist in the District of Co lumbia and in the territories of the United States? Mr. Van Buren, ia his inaugural, said he would never sign such a. bill without it should receive the support of a majority of the representatives from the tUntMUng states.-1 But granting he might change his sentiments, and sign such a biU : how eoald a law for this purpose be enforced f Becollcct, in the case supposed, it would, of coarse, be passed im ffositie to the wishes of the great mass of the slaveholders. - Would they yield to it t f Would they not regard it as a most wicked effort to subserve party ends, at their own sacrifice ? Would they not, in short, 'resist unto blood I'. On the other hand, with what grace could the aboli tionists, as abolitionists, vote, lor BiirsT Cult ? Whatever his sentiments may have been on the subject of slavery, daring bis earlier years,t it cannot be denied that he now holds , in bondage a multitude of God's suffering poor.' In case of his election, what prospect would there be of his using the iaflnence of his office, to second the views of the abolitionists f Bat suppose the abolitionists should have a majority in Congress ; should pass a bin, notwithstanding the remonstrances of the slaveholders, as a body, for the abolition of sla very ia those portions of oar country where it can be constitutionally done by Congress, and Mr. Clay should sign soch bill t might not the same difficulties and evils be expected to result from such a course, as we have supposed would result in the re-election of Mr. Van Buren, and in his and his friends' efforts to abolish slavery without consulting those to be immediately sf. fected by the measure t 9 In either Case I have premise i, 1 think there would be insurmountable difficulties. . But again : Suppose, in the event of the election of either Mr. Van Buren or Mr. Clay, there should be no difficulty attending the abolition of slavery, by the action of Congress, in the District of Colombia and the territories of the United States r how could the abolitionists carry oat their doc trines in regard to the slavtholdimg states t Would they ask Congress to abolish slavery even in those states? It has never been contended that Congress possessed such power; and, for the honor of the cause, I hope it never will be. How, then, is slavery to be abolished in those states, if not in accordance with the wishes ef those scales, or, in other words, with the wishes of the slaveholders themselves? It can be done in no other way: ; And I view him , either as a madman, or as an enemy to the peace of society, or as a traitor to the holy cause of equal rights, who pretends that slarery can be bloodlcssly abolished in the slareholding states, or even in the District of Columbia or the territories of the United States, without the consent of a greater or less portion of the slaveholders. , , -.- , , , . . I may be asked : What course would you have the abolitionists take ? and for whom would you hare them rote f I answer : Lt them vote im accordance icith their ncn political predilections, independent of the question of slavery or anti-slavery. Abolitionists hare nothing to expect from Mr. Van Buren or Mr. Clay. Either of them, if elected, would court, as they have heretofore' done, the favors of the southern oppressor. Ttoih of them being worshippers as the- shrine of slavery, there can-be but little to choose between them, I hope I shall not be misunderstood by the above hasty remarks. Bat in order to render my sentiments still more plain,' if possible,, I will give, in a fee the substance of what I have before advanced : lam opposed to making a. political question f annVslavery---fer the reason, that such a course might be attended with' serious dimculiie. 2. ' The weapons of eerwartare shoold not be carnal.' 3. Disturb the conscience of the slaveholder : let him see his guilt ; demonstrate to him, in the f pirit of kind ness, the feasibility of abolition ; obtain bis cooperation in the efforts' now making to wipe from our National escutcheon the plague spots of slarery, instead of co ere ing him iate the measure and the wort is pHshed. '.' A NEW YORK ABOLITIONIST. Boston, Aug. 8, 1838. - ;-v Ma. Ewtoe, Since the date of the communication' I sent you on the . subject of the union of anti-slavery and politics,! have carefully perused .the address of! the Board of Managers of the Massachusetts Ann-Slavery Society to the abolitionists of this State, published in the last number of the liberator.' ' With the sentiments of many portions' of that address, I fully agree with others, I cannot say that I do. . For instance, the Board say : - Vote for no man, however estimable from general character and acquirement, who is not prepared to give a prompt, explicit and satisfactory answer on the topics we have mentioned' vix. whether he is in favor of the immediate abolition of shivery in the District of Colcmbia : and whether he is opposed to the admission of . new. States into the Uaion, whose constitutions tolerate slavery. Were this aovke ft-lved,I believe ,the abolitionists would seldom have the privilege of rating for some of the highest oCees of government Could armative answers to these questions be obtained from a candidate for the Presidency? , It will be 'many years before anti-slavery becomes MfSciently popular, to warrant an aspirant to that cTlee to gire such answers, 'What, then, shall the abolitionists do?, Shall they be debarred the responsible duty of voting ? Shall they have no voice in the sebctioa of their rulers ?, Shall they be denied the pririlesecf eyxlyiag e corrective t political abuses, whenever and wherever they discover them? Shall &ey become ethers ia the political community ? ; v e Vide Thome bad Kimball's Emancipation in the West Indies..--. ..c.'-- - i -; f Yi Prestiss' lift ofCcryCy. -rj caswers t tie eersss reeomocxt ,ri ta ts7T7uxii caa -'.dates, c'-U " '-zzl erca fieri those fcr sosae cf tie tV k. t cZaa.: JTist, I esn are the aboUs Lrl t) C ia such a cats? . XInst they bedisftanetiself 71iCczricxy,ia essther fixes We are awars, a ti czj trrs cri districts, where yon tare ceo. titeilU enrzerksi tnX and where the answers cf the rcar pcticti candidates may net be samJac-tsry, the taapation wiU be strong, to unite your forces tToa a execute of yocr own. We eatreat you not to da tlis. Your example will be a dangerous one. On da ozr hand, do not stay away from the polls." Go, rcar; tzl sccUer yocr rotes. This is the true way to saake yourselves felt. Every scattering rote yon east, counts against the candidates of the parties-' . ; I respond a hearty Amen to the second and third periods in the above extract. But I do not understand jor n-hom the Board urge the abolitionists to 'scatter their votes,' at the polls. Cercawtry, not far efeier-rf the candidstes of the parties, ; ' for theXoard say, that every scattering vote will count against' such candi dates. For whom, then; are the abolitionists to rote ia such an emergency t I confess I cannot concetre. u they follow the recommendation -of. the Boaid, they must 'scatter their rotes' for'sww but nof fcr the 'candidates of the parties,' nor for a candidate of their own.' Will you not, Mr. Editor, assume -'.the , reponibiUty ia behalf of the Board, to clear away thiseg? - r ' j My views remain unaltered, as to the course the ab olitionists should porsae. When two candidates are presented for an offiice, if one of.thtm is found to fa vor the views of the abolitionists, and the other is op posed to them, our friends should rote for the former. Moth of thm are opposed to oar news, our friends, if they vote at all, should vote according to previous political predilections ; bnt in no case shoold they, ia my opinion, rote for, or scatter rotes for' a third candidate. i : r :' :" ' There are, frequently, political evils, of greateror less magniinde, which require correction, and ia the cor. rectum of which, abolitionists, at citizens, hnre as deep an interest as any other portion of community; and as' these evils most necessarily be remedied through the ballot boxes, the abolitionists, as good citizens, are ia duty bound to assist in the application of such remedy. How shall they do it ? Shall they connect to' other evils, that of slavery, and then refuse to remedy one of these evils, without they can remedy (he whole of them ? . To do so, would be manifesting about as ranch wisdom as the starving boy did, when be refused a loaf of bread, because be could not receive a cheese with it ! A NEW YORK ABOLITIONIST. ; Boston, Aug. 13, 1838. ' . .- ; . T. ; l .. !, - '- :NEW ENGLAND TEMPERANCE SOCIETY. . ; To the Colored People im Nem England : ' ' Dsxa FsnuTOs The time for holding the third anna. -al meeting of the New England. Temperance Society, as you have seen by the eircularof the committee, published in the Liberator, is fast approaching. The meeting is to be held in Boston on the 26th of October next. We call on you to know if yon are ready to help us in the great contest. The temperance ship is on tite wave.: Our enemies are ready to fire upon us, whenever they can. They would rejoice to see us strike our flag and put back into the harbor of indolence and despondency. Are you willing that this should be done, and the hydra-monster intemperance be let alone to blight the happiness and prosperity of our people? Are you willing that' your children and friends should be exposed to his degrading influence ? Are you willing that the oppressor and his apologist shoold hare a mighty weapon to thrust, at the friends of human rights? .' If not, come up to the rescue, and let your voice sound in tones of thunder in opposition to the monster, intemperance.; Take hold at once and the citadel of the enemy will be carried.' There is no time to be lost. Temperance. Religion. Vir tue, Patriotism and true Philanthropy, are the only pru ciples which can elevate' our people ; and to all of these intemperance s a deadly foe. To elevate our people, w must put down the grog-shop, the gaming table, the. . brothel and the theatre, which are all linked together'. This is what the N. E. Temperance and Moral Improvement Society is aiming to do to put down every thing that degrades the character and reputation of the colored people. If you inquire what we want you to do, we answer Get up an interest on the temperance question in the place where you reside. ' Hold meetings for mental and moral improvement, and above all, at this time, appoint delegates to attend the 'annual meeting on the 26th of October. By concentrating our efforts and inflaencs in this way, we shall be' sure of doing much goodt J Remember the date of the meeting, and let your delegates be appointed in season. .The hopes of millions are suspended on the issue of our efforts, and we trust you will be willing to make at least some " small sacrifice of time and money to carry forward so good a cause. We are looking for delegates from many places from Providence, Newport, New Bedford, Nan-tucket, Worcester, Springfield, Salem, Boston, Portland, Sec. If, in any place, the number of oar people is small - and there is no society, still let a meeting be called and a delegate appointed. If you have not yet read the circular of the committee, get it and read it without delay. You will find it in the Liberator of Aug. 10. -. , r V Yours in the cause of truth, V . JOHN W. LEWIS. . ;-:;; ' ;. THE INDIAITS. ; '; .'.- Letters from the Army in Florida, state that the Indi an warriors are still quite numerous and determined to- maintain their ground. - A North Carolinian officer writes, that it will be impossible to distodse them from theirtimpenetrable hammocks, and that they will remain taere unui uiey deem it proper to surrender. He says : The oncers are alienated Jrem home., kindred, and friends, and compelled to remain in inglorious war, de- icuuuig a aoawu waicu can never oe aenseiy populated, and protecting some of its inhabitants who would suffer much in com pa risen with the savages !' - Gen. Gaines in a letter to Gov. Cannon, of Tenn- ! wicb uu ue nerosee inoians ot Araansas nare called a cewaeit of the m ineipal -Chaefc and bnnresv residing on our Western frontier (with the exception of the Osa-ges and Kansas) to meet them on the Illinois River, on the 1 1th of the present month. Gen. Gaines ex pi esses his belief that this is a preparatory -movement towards a general attack upoi. the frontier settlements of the United States, including the richest cot ton-grow iag section of the country, and the sugar-plantations of Louisiana. Pennsylvania Freeman. A Waousovs SsjrrsircB. ' Two vounir men ofrreat respectability in Fayette CoTeaa hare been sentenced te three months' imprisonment and to pay a fine of ou eacn, ior assisang to nae joaa l . jraster on a rail. The said Foster died in consequence of injuries receiv ed daring the outrage. Ala. Jonrnal. Is that the measure of justice' in Alabama to ifina men 50 for killing a man, and to hane others for eh. ticing a servant from bis master? No wonder homicides multiply in a country where the law itself, valaes human life so much more cheaply than slave property Text hats thsix Rxwaxd.' - Amonz the mmi ' which Philadelphia has gained from the slswliaUn , for her generous sacrifice of character and law to break up the haunts ot tae abolitionists in Pennsylvania Hall, is the following, from the Marion, Ala. Herald : .. - We are not advocates for mob law : but if ever we felt rejoiced to hear of the violation of the order and har-mony requisite to the permanent preservation of society, it was when we ascertained that so Urge a portion of the citixtns of PhOadelpkia, have declared themselves free of the suw of Abolitionism, and have, at the sacrifice of a reputation for good order, demolished the tern-pie in which madmen and fanatics were wont to pay thek sacrilegious rows. ...... . ... v The Hon. J. Q. Adams would do us si f. vor br sending us a copy of his sneeeb m thm mnmm- tion of Texas, or at least as much of it as he had got through with when Congress adjourned. No matter what the venerable old gentleman's opinions maybe concerning that country that they are altogether different from oar own, we well know vet still an- mbw fideat that a speech delivered by him upon so import-eat a subjectone inolving caestkms wKh which he is so peeuharly well acquainted cannot but be entertain ing ana lnstrucUTe. If. O. SxAvsav asousna or na Eauama Injurs. Ev a lt. ter receired by our friend, Arnold Buffum, from a cor. respondent, G. O. Smith, of Nassau, New ProTulc;. we learn that on the 21st of Juy r" trt x: r-- ed by the Colonial Leislatcre, rj v '. ..a LItut t - j abolished on the 'first of Ar2- a ilt -riimr! lands. --. .. -. r v 3 .t ; .J. Accompanvins the letter. Is the ' Act':JLrvj-- .- F D ID AT, SCP7SLIDDII-1V 1 DC- sczzzxry, rzrtron -TTtn tew. nnn ct Aucrst i Haiti. l tft Cz3 U Cs list Xcixncipafcr M Very taerte accoer tXrrXfza tie TexZU i Commerce, cfi cektrsoa cl tie rst ef A'ust w Fen aa Prince-1- capita f .Ilaki. ' ; The terocies ef the city, cays fce as count, were tiwa ttn ct !ayreak, aod at to o'clock earn men ced sslessn prayers and thaak oCj-ings to XTatilty Cod, tbat he would dga to'sanctiiy the grext Ay in blessing the rrtisa eitioa, its ac'J, aorerein Oren Vjctoris, and the deseendacis of the African- sa the Eritiah coloaiem whose ehaias of three centuries- she has bsobeaabelisbinj- forever the last . vestiges ef that fsightfal bovdage which benceftr& shaU tee be'-rr tie Eriti ih Lka wherever he appeals. The Eer. Towler, English missionary, deL't- ered aa excellent sermon, adapted to the eccasioa, which was wery ws3 seeeired and vetsenwfatly aypliaA. ed by his Bumcroussiitory.- A splendid baaouet was also tvttaiei ia a ball decorated whh the rerdare cf the huge pabe, ia tokea of the doable rtetory of phi. lanthropy over slavery.' Portraits of- Petiea, of President Boyem, ef His Hajesiy William IT, ef Qaeea Vic toria, and atoe ef Clarkson, Wiiberforcey Gesgoire, La. fhyette, William Lloyd Garrison, acei wesespended from the walls. The assembly consisted ef at least one hundred persons, inoss whom were the n-hue con suls of France and England, seated'. the one on the right and the ether on the left of the Fsesideaetke day. The Pnsident, Jiwcph ' Coortefs, Esq. editor ef the lentils du Cnmerce, made an eloquent speech. which, did our hnuts permit, we would publish at length. Here is a searching passage, which will show the estimation ia wbieh our slarehoMiag, negro-hating republic is held in that eaarter of the civilized worl& Great Britain, already se illustrious, hss added to her glory. The - 1st of - Aligns!, 1834, . left her no para Dei for her liberality and wisdom. But the 1st of August, 1833. has rirea ber a new place, she is-altogether be yond the line, above all comparison for aengeaerosityv and her magnanimity full of grandeur. Will any one venture to cue tne partial, niggarair, epnememi,- nearly nominal emancipation in some of the States of the North American Union ? ; Can any likeness be discov ered between what passed there sad what is passing. in a manner so smcese, coraiai, ana pbuantnropic, m the British Colonies, where all fseemen, whatevermay be their color, enjoy the same prerogatives and advaa-tares ef the law ? We will say mure, that with the ex ception of cettaia tribunals, merit alone makes a dtaes-ence between freemen, and the same system will be applied to the newly freed. The British nation makes large sacriSces for the education of a generation whkb does nothiag hat straggle against light. But the Uni ed States of North America ! O, eternal shame to these holy-bihU tenting Christiana !-r-0, libel on the gospel! The Kibctry there . given to men of color and their de-sceadaatsy whatever may be their merits in other re-spects, is- merely nominal, a sham, without effect ia the eyes- of the law, or in the eyes ef ih society int which these men enter . by their enfranohisement ! There freemen and their descendants, be they whiter than these who are sailed white, be their conduct and , their acquirements what they may, must remain the objects-' ef gcaeral eon tempt! the same contempt uni- mUm wirsul iifwwt the wntnTnal eV ur a.I . TKa mnmm. is v bmmivv w'wm ww nmw,at mm we easvrv.fc mmmsj forewr f arias. noUated men. condemned and devoted to infamy, to execration, whatever the education they may hare received! They hare African blood in their -veins r And by whom are they so desptned 1 Even by men, without shame, who are their interiors and who nave but little to boast of but the whiteness of their skin who are often only a disgrace to their country and to honest men. The following m the . concluding paragraph of tie President's speech : .. :I conclude by addressing to the Great Being, the sublime architect' of the universe, my prayer thai he would of his infinite mercy deign to take pity both op-on the masters who yet remain and obstinately persevere in the ways of iniquity, in contempt of the truths, of the gospel, and upon the poor -slaves, to put an cad to their ssfierings! that the great nations, such as France', the 'United States, Spain, that uafonunaie country, and Pbrtegal, would , . in to follow the good example given-iheaa by tL' - s Princess, the Qaeen Victoria, for the press nr. it r whose Ufa wa offer oar most ardent prayers, r J t ihe may raiga long years orer her free subject x. lj ail the prosperity presaged by her gforious cuttioa ! Long live the Brftisb, nation! Long live her Majesty, Queen Victoria! -' - - - ..The toasts were offered in the following order. By Tax PassmxiiT. Her Majesty the Qaeen of Greet Britain, unheard of and unknown in the annals ef great nations is such an epoch as the present, glorious and unique, of a sovereign mho in aseandingto the throne reigns ever none bnt free subjects throughout the whole extent of her empire. ' May her reign he long, and happy. Long live Queca Victoria. ' Great sheering Music God save the Queen. - 1 " Bj Tax Cbascx of Her Britanie Majesty. -. Gentlemen, I am happy to join you in celebrating a dsy s glorious ia the annals of my country. From this day -we can truly say, that the very shadow of slarery has disappeared from British soil. I pray that this measure of justice, for such it is, may speedily be imitated by all nations which cherish liberty and inscribe its name upon their banners. - I have the honor to propose the following toast i ...... ... His Excellency the President of ' Haiti, 3. P. Botes. A chief whose character and affable manners render him the object of general esteem. Presiding over a free republic, the assylum of Africans and their de scendants, msy be continae long to govern, for the good of his fellow-citizens, and the prosperity of Lis country. Long live the President of Haiti. -- Great applause, music, March of Santo.' : By . the PaxsiDKKT. His most Catholic Majesty the King of the French r A great king, the most liberal and well-qualified monarch who has honored civilized En-rope. May he long reign over that great people, who have called him with unanimity and the greatest enthusiasm, to govern them. -Long live his Majesty Louis Philippe! ;Musie the Purisuitne. ! ' By M. the Coksvx or Faxircc. I drink to the day when the word prejudice shall disappear j when castes shall cease from among men, and equality, daughter of heaven, shall ensure the happiness of all to the eon fraternity, then, of colors ! Hencefoith, Haiti and all the free Antilles shall have with Europe only the relation of friendshiD.' Lonr live Haiti! lonr live her - worthy and venerable President! - This toast was called for a second time by the as sembly, and the Consul had the goodness to repeat it to the great satisfaction of the goesis. ' ' v . - - ..... jausu tiattutn March. - By Charles Aleste. To Thomas Ctarksoo the Phi. lanthropist who has outlived slavery : He first orpua- . ed the - African Trade, and he remains an abolitionist good and Uae.i God has prolonged bis davs to witness the consummation of; his noble labors.. He shall ere long be called to the bosom of the Eternal, to receive his rewardsbut his works shall live after him. Munct Rule Brittmdm. By Jules Aonibal Courtois. Lord Rrnn4m nJ Daniel O'Connell Friends of liberty sad unirersil emancipation, they have valiantly fought with slarery and its partisans and triumphed. " They hare noth- . tag to do but to celebrate their victory and receire the applause which their noble efforts hare earned. Music j Mule Lnttannut, St. Patrick's day in the esws- ta By Pnfort. The ministrr of Lord r,mr.nnr wbkh commenced the abolinon of slavery in the English Colonies. Music : Pule Brittmnnin. Br II. Comillon. Georra Thomntna Titm.. r- ell Buxton, and their worthy associates, the abolition, ists of Great Britain. . May they continue to raise their rakes loud and free, like Fame's hundred roices end her tram De t. and "make ilrnnnitM Imk) i.Mn.v . ' T - .m.M u lug - world till the curse of slarery bll cease from the noie ot it. -. - jiuste i uaudeman Hunter's JJelighU r By J. Ilaefarlane. The esemorv . of . Sxxar and Wiixiax Wiusaroacx, who steadfastly labored to put aa end to the bloody outrages upon Africa may their glorious names be engraren unon all hearts, and transmitted to the latest rxsteritr. ' ' r 1 -;.: i 'Mew massm-Amat fiides ByBuchareaa. Viuux Lum Oi,i. snn Ltnrnr, Aaraca TArtxu. mnA n TZTZiJ-.i of the Uaited Sutes of North America, who hare so courageously sustained themselves against the absurd laws of prejudice, executed by a blind populace.' Cm aobhamiaona end adrocateVof the rbtaef' fire cdored rsen, wi cf those who still groan ia surety tcxy txcy lire lour ena ;T. amM ,v. ia of Clarkson in Great Britain to see the United States RO?3tf hts of the gospel and of the age, and Cadr Csar.rsftse Ucstseatlast dtnshmU men en- I JZ$ crrf Cnetirt ef cohr. the rxa ri-Wes nrnlbsfare Cod. . ZZmuc t EoH Celamlieu Py J- Health. , Jon Qtilacv Adams . an i!ln ccicrs i -7 "V. trvTsg ctaa, wao Goes not despair to set t cf Irrtzxirr rktoiiocs ': his eradaet Js wttv rUicUi Lzzx. " -'esies L' Cohmoi. ' ?-ie, Lamar-:UJ rf V .1 lipt" Jii well id;?.. T I ii 0

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