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U IT llrE i L 10B ERA T O It voLuna axv. no ita. 1 Sleep, weary one ! the pine tree's shads Waves darkly o'er thy place of real, Tha earth above thy bod is laid, Th Sowers ara withering on tby breast While I hut wail tha moraiaf !( To hurry om my Northern flight. God's eora be iliaira who laid tbee low, God's curse upon thaii hesrt and brain, For every scsr, fr blow. Tor every aiar t. .o. ....... . Ah, mar God curse them till they lie As weak and deaolale as I !' Weeka passed along, and he haa gained The safety of oar Northern land ; Ilia duaky cheek ia wan and pale, And, aa be telle hie saddening tale, , The tear from many an eye is ahed. In pity fur the slumbering dead. REFORMATORY. Tke Aaaericaa Coastltalioa. Harwich, June I8th, 1644. Dim Frierd Garrison : I pray that yon may be preserved from all that ia wrong. Only cleave to, and maintain the right:, and doubtleaa God will be with you, and then you have nothing to fnr from any opposition, ainee all ia perfect weaknesa when contrasted with infinite atrengtb. I congratulate you, and the large majority in the anti-slavery society, who hare taken the bold and righte-oua atand against thia atheiatical and diabolical confederacy.- I can hardly find language to express my indignation and abhorrence of the Constitution of the United Statea particularly the provision for war, but more especially the agreement with slaveholders. I have an old law book, printed in 1801, (Tbomaa & Andrews' edition,) that gives a minute account how that wicked agreement waa conceived and brought about ; and aa I have not Been any particular allusion to it in any anti-slavery paper, I thought it might not be wholly uninteresting to you to have a abort account of it. - What I want even eve to be fixed noon is the . , i apology tbey made fori what I conceive to be their almost unparalleled wickedness, when they submitted this Constitution to the people of the United Statea. 1 will quote a little from their Addreas : 'Individuals entering into society, mast give up a share of liberty, to preserve the rest.' I ask, in the name of common aenae, what share of liberty we are to surrender ? What liberty has the great Lawgiver given to any intelligent being, but to do right ? Can any rational being justly claim any other? Can lie surrender this f It ia difficult at all timea to draw, with precision, the Hue between those riglrts which must be surrender- j ed.and those which may tie preserved.' Do look at tbe two words, must and may, in the last sentence. In rights surrendered, it ia absolute; in righta preserved, it is quite indifferent whether we have any left or not. In the confederacy and combinations in the political and ecclesiastical world, at present, it really seems to m the devil lias almost the aole control. But now cornea the climax. ' In all our deliberations on thia subject, we kept steadily in oar view that which appears to ua the greatest interest of every true American the consolidation of our Union ; in which ia involved our prosperity, felicity, safety, perbapa our national existence.' On the two last 'quotations, I ask the question, where did the doctrine of surrendering righta originate, but from the father of liea? lank again, what other righta have any of us but to do right ? Surrendering this, don't we do just as the devil would have oaf But the great secret of all waa, we must be united right or wrong, we must be united every thing depend a -on union. Here, it appears to me, they surrendered righta with a witness! 1 hey ran stark mud ; they annihilated their Declaration of Independence, banished tlie Bible, especially the New Testament, and were practical atheists : for the interest of every true American depends upon the consolidation of our Union not upon God's help At all; yea, fiia prosperity, felicity, safety, and perhaps our national existence, f say, let our national compact be scattered to the four winds, rather than maintain such atheistical conclusions, and perpetuate auch awful iniquity, aa thia Address and the Constitution of the United States sanction. No ! our national existence, our prosperity, felicity and safety, depend not upon God, not upon doing right at all ! That old book says, Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.' What did the nation of the Jews get by transgressing righteous laws ? Are they not now a atanding monument, for a warning to the whole world, of the foHy and madness of tinners? In the above is revealed the great secret, why the existing enmbinationa are so dark, deluded and deceived. Tbey prefer union and sect to truth and righteousness. I say with all my heart, let ma have union in truth and righteousness, or let me be an isolated individual forever ; for wban all men forsake me, God will take me up. ELKANAH NICKERSON. Tke Social Compact. PaoviDKKcs, June 18, 1344. Ala. Garrison : Sir On looking over the Liberator of June 14, 1 observed a list of names, under the head, Xo Union with Slaveholders.' I discovered, on reading it, that lay name waa omitted, although it had been banded in, with those above mentioned, written in auch legible charactera thai I think it could not have been mistaken for another. We have been educated into a atrietand reverential regard for that social compact which was the glory of our fathers; and not much lime has elapsed since we were deeply impressed with the idea, that a atrong political action might be the means, in Divine Providence, of securing to our beloved country a government purely- republican, with universal fieedom and the developement of those principles of Pxace, which have been concealed behind the cloudy atmosphere of national degeneracy. We have looked through a corrupt religion, whoae name is legion,' out beyond the dense fog ofooe petty State, into a vast country, which is enveloped in thick clouds of error. In the oppressive action of the small, we behold a type of the boasted power of the great ; and if we were allowed the privilege, we would exclaim in thunder tunes, No fellowship with the unfruitful worka of darkness. , The actual, if not tho avowed poaition of our country is, combination with a corrupt priesthood manifest union with a elaveholdipg policy anti-republican opposition to female action and a rigid adherence to those forms and ceremonies which have encouraged, glorified and perpetuated a tsar spirit. Our melancholy retrospections of the past, and fearful observations of the present, are imparting lessons which appear to justify the most hopeless forebodings cf the future, uolees the moat pure, peaceable and uncompromising principles shall be suffered to gain strength, to prevent despotism, oppression, and bloodshed. The rnlera of uur country have uttered tbeir boast-fi even at the cannon's mouth ; and has not the cannon been commissioned to utter its thunders, in language which no hmuau wisdom can controvert? They bad rejected the counsels or wise man ; but in the midst of 'hilarity, tbey drew near unto ; tbe cannon's mouth, and said, Behold, this ia our nation's trust !' Like earthly, corruption, it contains within its ' bosom the elements of its own diseolutiuo, and its brightest glory is the work of destruction ; yt at prefer it to ike fores ef moral priscipU. Behold Ui i ear Pkacb Maker.' Then they drew nearer unto the cannoa'a mouth, and said, 4 Thou pride of our country ! Thou mighty safeguard of our nation's honor! IP have given then a name which is bove 'l other names. Now let ua behold an exhibition of tby power ?' Immediately ike aetioo'e glory opaaad its mouth, uttered tte dark sayings, and the wera Matted oat.' ' v Our reflections hava bean of too aerious a nature to admit of hasty or unadvised action. - I would take tbe liberty to ask some questions, the anewers to which may be found of practical otiiity. In case we withdraw fellowship from the government of our country, under its present form, is it consistent with the highest principles of moral rectitude to accept, in future, any resourcea from its treasury? If our purest sympathies in the cause of humanity should dictate the personal sacrifice of gratifications merely selfish, that we may bo instrumental in helping to establiah those pure principles of perfect love, which have never borne a stain of blood, would tho nstion's tribute money for past services be acceptable as a peace offering to redeem our beloved but misguided country from that blood-guiltiness, which haa obscured the glory of the past, and still hangs over our nation like a black thunder cloud, continually darkening our future prospects by its threatening which give signs of an approaching tempeat? With respect, ANN PAGE. Letter from Ckarles Spear. Middletowh, (Conn.,) June 19,1844. Bro. Garrison : In my journeyinga, I have at last arrived here. Thia is a beautiful city, and all nature is smiling around me. I enjoy the scenery very much. But in the midst of all Ibia beauty, I can see from my window a preparation for a public execution. To-morrow, there is a human being to be slaughtered. I ask myself where I am. Am I in a land of savages, or in a civilized country ? O God ! is it possible that amidst so much light, we can coolly take a human being, and put him to death? I have come here, not to witness the scene, but to see the poor, miserable man to see one who, though degraded, is still a man and a brother. And now I am on the point of entering his cell.' I have seen the poor prisoner. He seemed very indifferent, and talked about his execution with great compoaure, and even with a smile upon his countenance. I asked him several questions : What are your religious views ? I have no settled belief. Have you had much opportunity for education? No.. Have you any relatives ? I have three brothers.' Have you a family ? A wife only. Do you prefer an execution to imprisonment for life ? I would rather be imprisoned, if 1 could be treated as a human being. Do they inflict stripes in the State Prison in this State ? Yes. I have been 'there. I known what the treatment is by experience. How old are you ? Twenty -six years. Is it true, that by your confession, you saved the lives of two other persons ? Yes. Roberts and Bell would probably have been convicted, had it not been for my bringing out the facts. - Have the clergy visited you ? Yea. X j While in the prisoner's cell, the sheriff and a lawyer entered. The sheriff even laughed while he talked about hanging the poor man. I observed that the prisoner was chained, besides having a keeper in his room. What need is there of that ? I inquired. 'Ob ! that ia to keep him secure.' The jail waa a miserable building, much better calculated to keep cattle in than humanbe-ings. I Maid, while there in the cell, 41 have been trying to think where 1 am to day ; whether among aavagea or civilized beings.' 4 Where would you go, said the lawyer, 'and not meet with public executions?' 4 Among the Esquimaux,' I replied, 4 for tbey have abolished Capital Punishment.' To-day the poor culprit has been slaughtered, not in public, but in a sort of pen, made for the purpose. A crowd assembled, and they were angry that they could not see the hanging! To satisfy their thirst for blood, the sheriff sent out word that they should see the corpse ! Accordingly, the body was taken down and carried into the slreut, and exposed to the public gaze ! And the rabble rusheJ around the dead body. And then the corpse waa taken into a wagon and conveyed borne to his wife! Aly God! what a sight for a wife to gaze on ! And to complete the whole, funeral services are to be performed in the church. Why not have the hanging in the church, and done by the clergy on tbe Subbatb day ? It would have been much more aolemn, and if executions are so salutary, they certaiuly would have a mucb better effect 1 The military have attended, and actually played 4 Yankee Doodle ! There were a few persons invited to be present. Among them were tbe husband and children of the woman who was murdered. We suppose the sight partly atoned for the loss of his wife ! How many victims would it take to make up for the murder ? One man gave five dollars for the privilege of seeing the hanging ! ., About two-thirds of the community here are in fa-vor of Capital Punishment, and especially in this cae, for the man preferred execution to imprisonment for life ! What a comment upon our prison discipline ! How cruel must be the treatment of prisoners, when be who has beeu in one, prefers death! During the execution, 1 walked out to learn what was the feeling of the community towards the poor culprits! went, apparently knowing nothing of tbe execution. 4 What are they doing there?' I inquired. They are hanging a man. 4 What! in this age of re finement and civilization ?' 4 Yes, and if you are opposed to banging, you ought to be bung yourself, and 1 would like to do it!' 4 Well, I replied, 4 you can doit.' During the day, I sent out printed notices that I would lecture on" Capital Punishment. 1 took the teat, 4 Whoso sbeddelb man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed. We had a good audience, and it waa thought, a good impression was made. There was a very cruel, blood-thirsty feeling manifested all over tbe city. 1 ssw one man in tears. Well ! thought I, here is a heart that has aome sympathy for the poor culprit.. 1 inquired, and found that the man was la menting the loss of a beautiful bird ! What a state of feeling ! That in a whole community not one could be found to weep for a poor fellow being just on the point of being slaughtered by a State ! And yet tears could flow for the death of-a little bird ! , I turned from the scene, disheartened and di couraged. 1 bad hoped that tbe day would soon ar rive for the removal of the last gallows from our land, but I fear now that tho day ia far off, at least in tbe State of Connecticut. Yours, affectionately, , CHAS. SPEAR. a work on Capital Punishment, by the writer, p. 207. - . fTbia waa not only recommended to tbe Massachusetts Legislature last winter, but such a petition was actually sent into the House of Commons in England. Such a course ia also recouintenoed in one of tbe last works ever published in Ureal Britain. Farther Particulars of the Execation of Hail. We find in tbe New-Haven Herald, a partieolar account of the execution of this individual, which took place recently at Middletown, in an enclosure seventeen feet by fifteen, erected outside tbe jail for tbe occasion. Tbe Herald aays : . a 4 About half past one o'clock, the different spectator being called into this enclosure, the murderer was Drought in, dressed in a long white robe, a white cap on bis bead, turned up, and capable of being drawn over bis face, when the fatal moment arrived, and ' light slippers: on his feet, with no stockings. His arms wera pinned tightly to his aide, leaving from tba elbow down at libertv. Ha stopped and shook bands with several friends, Mr. Yale and others, who had shown him kindoaas, after which ha mounted' the scaffold. The prisoner ia a strung, resolute looking1 fellow, fire feet ten inches hizh, and weighing about one hundred and forty pounds, though, in ordinary circumstances, and in good health, would weigh about one hundred and sixty pounds. He ascended the ladder with firm and undaunted step, and looked arounJ and traced the ropes and pulleys to their variona fastenings.. --. Tbe Rev. Mr. Horace Hills, Jr. then mounted the platform, and said he bad been requested by the prisoner to reUrn his thanks to Mr. Ward, the jailor, Mr. Gilpin, and Mr. Yale, for their kindness during bis imprisonment, and to all others who had been connected with him, a kind forgiveness from all,: as they hoped to be forgiven. Hall, in the mean time, held a handkerchief to his face, and appeared to be . affected with ht was said. Tbe Rev. Mr. Hills then read the fifty-first psalm, standing before the prisoner; after which, the Rev. Mr. Howard ascended the scaffold, Mr. Hills having bid the culprit farewell, and offered up a fervent prayer, joined in by all present. During these exercises. Hall held a handkerchief to bis eyes, but did not appear to shed tears. Sheriff Arnold then reqnested him to rise, while be read to him the warrant for his execution, signed Thomas S. Williams, presiding; Judge. The warrant was read at 20 tninutea before 2 o'clock. The sheriff then asked him if he had any thing to say. He replied, I have a good deal to say, but do not feel as if I con!d say it.' He then took his seat and groaned, but did not shed any tears. He then called for some water, with camphor in it, which was brought him. He looked around him rather sulkily, and said, 4 1 think it strange that any one should want to see a man in thia situation.' After a short pause, he continued, 4 1 don't feel as if I could die at all.' Here he raised the knot of the rope, and laid it against his left ear. He then fur thersaid, I suppose there is no gelling away from this, at any rate.' Here he looked over the front, to see how far it was to the ground. The rope was drawn tighter around bis neck. He remarked, That's too tight.' It was now about ten minutes before two o'clock. The sheriff told him that he would give him whatever time he wanted, before the rope was cut. He replied that he would like to have fifteen minutes, and requested that he might be told five minutes before that time expired. He then called for a Bible, which was brought to him, when he turned to the fifty-first Psalm, and read it aloud. It was appropriately chosen, and during its reading, Mr. Yale wept aloud. 4 Have mercy upon me, oh God, according to thv loving kindness; according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions, acd,mj sin is ever before me. Against thee, thee only have I sinned,, and done this evil in thy sight; that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and clear w hen thou judgest.' He then took the prayer-book, which was handed to him by Mr. Hills. He read the commendatory prayer,' in the visitation of tbe sick. After reading the prayer, which he did not reaJ so well as the psalm, he laid the book to his eyes a few minutes, and then looking at tbe preparations being made, saiJ, 4 Give me slack rope, enough, Mr. Arnold, 1 don't think I have enough.' By this he meant that he wished to have as much fall as possible, that he might the sooner be put out of pain. In two or three minutes he said again, 4 1 don't want to be particular, but I want more slack rope.' The cap was then pulled down over his face, when he remarked that it was tied too tight. The fifteen minutes were now expired, and he was about to be thrown off, when he said, 4 1 thought you were going to tell me five minutes before the time expired.' The sheriff said, we will give five minutes more. One of the officers called out each minute as it expired, one, two, three, &c. He here remarked, that the rope was not properly fixed, and that the knot ought to be nearer his chin. As the time now rapidly approached, he exclaimed, Oh dear, I bid you all farewell.' Four was now called which now told him that he had but a minute to live. Trembling on the verge of eternity, he exclaimed, Good bye, Mr. Yaie.' Mr Yale replied, ' Good bye, Lucien ; but don't think of any one present, think of your Saviour. You will soon be taken from us. Look to your Saviour, and fasten all your hopes on him. Hall then said, 4 I hope the world will take warning by this. It is a hard thing to die, after all.' Just before the last minute expired, he exclaimed, 'Ob, dear me ! God Almighty have mercy on me.' These were his last words. Tbe rope was cut, the platform fell ; and with the single exclamation, 4 Oh ! ' his spirit was released from the tenement in which it had been defiled. Law was vindicated, and in its majesty stood over its lifeless corpse ; but his spirit was at the disposal of Him who gave it. The rope was cut about ten minutes past 2 o'clock, P. M. Ten minutes after the drop, a faint pulsation was discernable, and a minute afterwards, his pulse had ceased entirely. He held the handkerchief in bis grasp till he waa taken down. Fun Spoiled. A murderer, named Dias, was to have been executed at Herre Haute, Ind. on the 14th ult. and on the previous day, while hundreds of per- sons from a distance were ariving to witness the scene, a respite from the Governor was received, delaying the execution until the 7th of July. This was a sad disappointment to the expectant throng. and many of them were somewhat indignant. Diss, when the Governor s letter was read .to bun, coolly remarked, 4 That if the arrangement suited other people, Ac had no objection F Capital Ptjkishment. S. E. Coues, Esq. delivered a lecture on this topic on Sunday evening last, which presented the subject in such a light, as to raise doubts in the minds of many who have heretofore regarded capital punishment as necessary, and more fully to confirm those who have been wavering. As the question is soon to be put to every voter in the State, whether or not he is in favor of capital punishment, it is important that the subject should be made familiar to tho public We have heard nothing which presents the subject more clearly than thia 1intiirA. and th rotors, tinnp thnt fr. f;. may be induced not only to repeal it here, but to . ? . i . r . ir . tra a present it in many oiaer towns in our otate. Mrona mouth Jour. From the Glasgow Argus. Sentence of Daniel O'Connell. Lokdo-t, Saturday Morning. The severe sentence upon Mr. O'Connell has been tbe sole subject of conversation and of remark. I may venture to say that, in some of its terms, it is far more severe than the strongest Tories here expected. Taken altogether, considering the time of life at which Mr. O Connell has arrived, consider ing his general activity, both mental and bodily, and knowing the state of his pecuniary affairs, the declaration of the four judges, sending him to a prison witbin tbe town of Dublin for 12 calendar mouths, and adding to that a fine of 2000, with sureties to keep what Irish courts ot law may pronounce to be the peace tor seven years, is tantamount to declaring that the great leader of the Irish people shall never azatn take a part ttb the national feeling of bis countrymen. The fine, perhaps, is a small matter, for, though great in proportion to his own resources, it will be cheerfully paid oy puouc su ascription; but not so easy are the other terms. Six months' imprisonment his constitution might well have stood. out it is not prooaoie inai ms ueauu win iasi unimpaired for double that period. He will miss bis beagles and bis mountain walks; be will be at a loss to fill up his ever active mind with congenial pursuits; the changes of scene, which nave kept up his spirits and invigorated bis body, will be taken from him ; and if be do not materially suffer, it will be almost a miracle and yet tbe judge, who was the mouthpiece of this severity, ahed tears or sorrow whilst he gave all the rigor, to tbe law. A more dignified course would have been to have repressed alf emotion, and. if stern duty bade him, to carry out the law, with composure and dignity. The imprisonment is bad enough, yet the worst remains behind. Tbe large securities lo keep the peace are to be a check upon future agitation of anv sort: they wiil act . . . . - - -. .i as a suppression ot an out ot aoors activity, u mey have any action, at alL It is s if the judges declared that they would put down all meaoe of future exertions by Mr. O'Connell. It is a dealing with so large a porti m of bis future life, that be is to be considered to be forever laid on the shelf. This portion of the sentence will meet with more condemnation than any other, and will inevitably lead to constant irritation, if the recognizances be not surrendered.' It is as yet uncertain what course will be taken in the Commons by Lord John Russell and the Liberals, upon the ending of this most extraordinary trial. If tbe writ of error be forthwith prosecuted iu the House of Lords, and if that House shall allow an early day for the argument, it will be more prudent for the opposition to wait the issue; but if there should be any deliy there, it is understood that the matter will be forthwith taken up ta the Commons, where an address will be moved to the Crown. The refusal of a new trial has received its appropriate Pnmmanl . l..a w n a I. i . 1. . f . f r . " j .if..-, .ccn 111 (HIT III l( 111 UC7II, ftCUV" in England, where the lesral doctrine so well laid down by the Morning Chronicle, in the article you quoted on Thursday, received the nnanimous confirmation of the court. It is said, and ! hare no rea son to doubt, that ministers s re fully prepared to cmitj out me sentence 10 us lull exten, although the conntrv may ring with Lord John' declaration, that Mr. O'Cnnnetl has not had a fair trial ; and with Mr. O'Connell' closing sentence, that justice has not been done. Destructive Freshet. St. Locts, June 19. Another Flood Th pre. sent unprecedented rise in tlie Missouri is spreading destruction throughout the river counties in the western and northwestern portions of this State. From Weston to Glasgow, the low lands are com- plrtely inundated, and every wood pile swept away. Kansas bottom is submersed, and Kansas river running entirely across ilia Missouri. Every farm in that region is under water, and the crops are probably destroyed ta toto. At Liberty landing, the warehouses and bottom wi-re submerged ; aUo Camden bottom to the depth of four or five feet, and the bottom oppooile Lexington, Boonville, Rot-boorl, St Charles, &c. Tbe amount of property which has been destroyed is incalculable. June 20. The rivrr is ktill riing at the rate of about IZ inches in 24 hours.' 1 lie walor is into the stores under the niarkrt-hoii, and nearly all thne no the levee below Pine-street, driving the merchants into the second stories. In the lower part of the city, the river was making way over Second-street at thf bstdgr, and a large number of families have been obliged to give up their dwellings to the king of floods. We were assured yesterday, by a gentleman who has been a resident of this city, since 1818, and been constantly engaged on or near the river, that it ia now higher by 12 or 15 inches than it was at the time of! the great flood, in the spring of 1826. Jane 21 The river is Mill rising at the rate of a foot in 24 hours. Th levee from the Water Works lo Mill Creek is entirely inundated.. The first floor of all the stores on Front-street is covered , many of ihem to the depth of three or four feet. The south part of the city along mill creek is impassable, except in bonis, and many houses am submerged Steamer at certain points on the levee lie against the stores. and no buiiiea is dune except at the intersection of the cross streets. All of the rivers above are nmg, and tho low lands are flooded, in somu places to the depth of eiht or ten feet. Below, thn same melancholy scene is presented. The American Bottom is now under water ; lllinoistown scarcely visible, and other villages on the bottom submerged. From appearances, the present rise will exceed any which taken place within the present century. Great distress will necessary be produced along our large rivers, and immense losses of property be sustained. June S3. Since Friday night, the river has added to its flood eighteen inches. The news from above, however, infers the probability of a spedv turn The r-lerk of tiie steamer L. F. Linn informs ua of further disasirousxonseqtiences of the flod. The town of Brunswick is almost entirely inundated, the water in the streets being from seven to ten feet deep. The river had fallen seven inches, however, previous to the depniture of the Linn. The towns ol Old Franklin and Nashville, it is feared, will be entirely destroy ed. At Rocheport, the water was up to the vecond stories of the dwellings and ware-houses. All the inhabitants had moved to the bluffs fur safety. The town of diarltn is reported to have suffered severely. The Linn was detained forty-two hours, on her upward trip, in rescuing families and their effects. Boou-villti, Arrow Rock, and Glasgow, have sustained but little injury. A Steamer Runwin through a Totem. The West ern puoers are filled with accounts of the flood in the Mississippi and the Wabash, and various incidents are recorded fur the purpose of showing how high the water rose. The steamboat Blle Air, it ia said, did a feat seldom done by steaoiho.its she run through the town of Chester, below St. Louis, passing over some of the housetops. In her course, ahe ran into a brick hnue, and demolished it! About one square below, she ran into a stone hous, shipping an immense quantity of stones on her bow, tearing off her guard from the bow to the keel house, and demolishing her kitchen, besides doing much other damage. One man was ' knocked overboard, but finally saved. The Cincinnati Commercial says While the Belle Air waa at St. Louis, she tied up to a four alory bouse, and a man was noticed sitting in a third story window, with his feet resting on the wheel-house, reading a newspaper while she was loadiug. Persons can judge from thia how high the water ia in parts of that city. Sympathy for Ireland. At a meeting of the Repeal Association in the city of New York, on the evening of the 5th, $11)28 74, were contributed to the repent fund the largest um ever collected in tiiat city at a i : i: . - j 1 .i... smgie evening. inn uijeci iupcu nam mo purulent of O'Connell's fine of JE2000. t Another horrid tragedy has occurred in Philadelphia. A man named Wesley Flavel, in good circum. stances, shot his wife and her niece with a pistol. The latter is dead, and the other not expected to survive. Tke Mob City. Another fight between two engine companies, came off in Philadelphia, June 24th. M-so eight cases of fighting were brought before Mayor Scott on the same day ! Mrs. Margaret Davidson, the mother of the two young poetesses. Lttcretia and Margaret Davidson, whose writings have been the subject of admiration, both in this country and in Europe, died at her residence at Saratoga Springs on the U7iii ult., aged 57. , ANTI-SLAVERY FAIR.' Abolitionists of Rhode-Island t Dear Friemjs The members of the Providence Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society feeling that the times demand, on their pTt, and on the part of abolition-ils generally, more energetic and decisive action, have determined to hold a FAIR in this Cily, on tho First Wf.dnesdat Commencement Day) of September. 1844. . As to the design of this Fair, little need lo he siid ta incite exertion on vour part. THREE MIL LIONS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS are in sla very : we wi.h to aid in their speedy and uncondi tional emancipation. What effort can be more praiseworthy in its purpose? What object more glorious in its accomplishment? It is an effort in behalf of Freedom. The time has been when the mention of a design like this would thrill, as with electric speed and poer, the hearts of our little Com monwealth. Reputation, property and lite, would all be spontaneously and freely offered upon the al tar of liberty. In the dark and stormy days of re ligious persecution', Rhode-Island was Freedom's by rie. In the still darker and stormier days of the rev oliition, our men and women counted toil and . deprivation joyful. Shall it be, that now when a reli gious intolerance and persecution, more bigoted and cruel when a tyranny more fearful and degrading, than it has ever before been be world's lot to witness, pollutes our soil, that a call for help shall not meet with a hearty and cheering response ? Sure ly not. There is among you, clear mends, a heart-engendered philanthropy that will not suffer it. Our countrymen are degraded, oppressed, murder ed the blasting and iihering influences of slavery are paralyzing the nerves of our national prosperity and power draining the well-springs of humanity, and choking, with insurmountable barriers, the channels of free thought and utterance. On this bahalf, we call upon you for help. Let it come, in any and every shape. Your purses, your farms, your workshops, your factories, and your stores, we expect will be laid under liberal contribution. Things to eat and things to drink things to be seen and things to be worn things useful and things fanciful, let them come, in overwhelming abundance. Nothing can be too numerous, too great or loo small. We ask each of you to do something. Form at once sewing circles and knitting societies organize and send forth efficient soliciting committees. Let no person remain idle or unsolicited no corner of the State uniearcbed for aid. Ail this do, for the slave's sake. The foes of freedom ire mustering strong, even now, and tbe battle waxes hot. Com each one, and all, bear a band.' ' fXArticles designed for the Fair may be sent to the Anti-Slavery Office, No. 2, Broad Street-care of Amarancy Paine. Any 'information that may be desired, will be readily given by Miss Paine, on addressing ber. by mail or otherwise. , . . - Susan R. Morris, Abby Tkurber, Sarah B. P. Foster, Olive Taber, Hannah B. Short, - JVbrncw H.-Shove, ' Abby Burgess, . . Mary H'Uhaivay, ' Luertlia Francis, Mary South, Sarah Smith, - Caroline Ashley, . Amarancy Puine, 7. - u Committee. GET OFF The TR ACK V A SO.NG for Emancipation. Sung bv il.e Hutch. published BELA MARSH April 19 si i.trnnill. SOCIAL RrrnRM OR an Appeal In behalf of Aviation, based lb principles of a pure Christianity. - Bv Js. Bovle. a member of the Northampton Asaocl.ti,..!. Education and Indusirv For sale single, or in su titie., b, BELA MARSH, at th. j;., Rj;" Book-iere, No. 25 Cornhill. AUo for sale, A Keviaw vfPlilp.' Argument C the Perpetuity of the Sabbatb. By Henry Grew . June 14 ,r : Rare and New Books. rpiIE Water-Cure; Lifo of Follen Dr. Banning', " . l"Plar Leciuree; Association in its eonnei.a with Education and Religion, two Lrrturea delivered before the New-England Fourier Socielv, in Boalon Park Godwin. PpIBr View of the Doctrine, of Charles Fourier; Fourier. Theory of Society, tr,B l.ted for the London Pl.alana from Abel Treason ; Book on Capita! l uoi.hmant. by Rev Charles Sper ForsaUby BELA MARSH 10 No. 23 Cornhill. xnTjoja.Tzoxr jlxtd xxthxtstiblvi THE NORTHAMPTON ASSOCIATION' OP .H ,EdDUCTKI,ON AD KWmY uSZ .vZl priated a suitable tenement for lheaccn.mdait..n of fiTieen or twenty boarding pt.piU. Tm n fc oiembers of a family, under the care of the Director of Ldur.t.on assisted by hi. wife and other Teach era, and will be subject lo the MIM treatment .nd regulation, as pupils who are member.,. Asmm-'i-ation. The name of the Association indicates the idea of culture, toward the realization ..f which .r efforts will be directed. Systematic, habhuat indus-liy ?""d indispensable lo education, which should aim at the harmonious development . the physical, intellectual, moral and religious tendencies in active, practical life. We shall consider $100 a year as an equivalent for instruction and board, Trom which a suitable deduction will be made when a pupil comes fr several years. The year will commence on lhi 1st tr My nest, and I w. II bate no fixed and entire vacation. I upila will be received for a jear at any time. D. MACK, Director of Eduction. Broushton Meadows, 1 Northampton, April 14th 1844. J J. P. BISHOP, ATTORNEY jiXD COUXSKLLOR, , No 10, CoCRT-STRXET, ItoSTOS, South side of tke strtet,fre doors from UusLi.vto. Street, Practice, in LAW .d EQUITY in all the Cot.rt. f the Commonweal-.h. in this and the adjoining counties Also attends to every de- scripiion of office business DR. CH7TiiERICKEiSl7 JOH.v-STRrXT. - IIoMrcoFATHic Phtsicu.v, '-XESMlTirs BVILDIXG, LOWELL. BOARDING HOUSE ' FOR COLORED SEAMEN. The subscriber begs leave to inform such colored aeaiuen as may visit Boston, that he has opened an excellent Boarding House fur their accommodation, on temperance principles, at No. 5, Sun i'ourl i-lieet, (first house beluw the Bethel Chutch,) and will be happy to receive tbeir patronage. No pains will b spared on his part touiakt. their situation pleasant and satisfactory. The rules of the house will be in accord ance with good order and the principles of morality CHARLES A. BATTISTE, No. 5, Sun Court Street, Boston. - Boaton, June 8, 1842. (if.) To Abolitionists ; AND FRIENDS IN GENERAL I JOHN P. COBURN INFORMS his friends and cus'oniers, that he has removed from No. 8 Brattle-street, to SI Cornhill nadl 24 Brattle-street Where be rontinue. bis same line of business, with an addition, viz : CLOTHING, Cut and made in the neatest and most fashionebl. style. He has also taken considerable pains to select A FIRST RATE CUTTER, who villgive hi at-tention to rutting only. He haa selected an assortment of the most fashionable CLOTHS, viz: Broadcloths. Casslmeres, Doeskins, Tweeds, as well as VESTINGS of the latest style, all of which he wil make up in the most f ishionuble style, and on reason, able terms, and will take GENTLEMEN'S OFFCAST GARMENTS in pay, or part pay. - Please give him a call, if you wish lo be used well and get the of your moneys 0J. P. COBURN would fuithermore inform the 1. 1 . i i , i puuiic, uiai no uas maoe exiensire arrangements, nuu is prepared to execute any amount of Clothing in tke above line. March 22. Look Here ! liead This!! JOHN P. COBURN, DEALER IN CLOTHES, H AS remnved from No. 8 to No. 24 Brattle-street and No. 51 Cornhill, aud has on hand, for aals. a large assortment of new and second-hand , CLOTHING, Viz: Sttrlnuts, Frock and Dress Coats, Pantaloons and Vests of every description, cheap fur cash. i O" The highest prire paid for gentlemen's off-cast Garments. Also, clothing cleaned and repaired in the neatest and most thorough manner, at short notice Garments exchanged on the most reasonable terms. - NOTICE. J. P. COBURN WILL accommodate a lew respect able persons color with board and loggings, by the ihiy or week, at his house, al the corner of Suuthack snd But-dph streets. if. . My 34 Boarding.Honse. JOHN R.TAYLOR haa taken house No 42, South-ack-street, where he would be happy to ircom modate with board, on moderate terms, sueh persons as mar choose to call on him. - My 31 Cm DR. It. T, PRESCOTT. 1 GRANITE BUILDING, No. 14 HOWARD ST. ; Directly opposite the Pemberton House,, and a few " door. West of 'Concert Hall.:, DR. PRESCOTT would inform his friends and the public generally, that he continues lo perform oil the necessary operations on I be Teeth, both for their beauty and preservation. - Particular ailentioa paid to cleansing and tilling carious Teeth with gold, thereby arresting the progress of decay, aod rendering them useful for many years. i"- -- Mineral teeth of superior quality - inserted ea ' tha most reasonable terms. , . . , , , N. B. Having furnished bis apartments with gas lights, Dr. Prescott is enabled to attend to any operations in Dntitry in the evening. All operations, both in filling and inaertin- Teeth, warranted I give complete satisfaction. Orders from the eouatry promptly answered. 6m. May 31. ; AGENTS OF TIITfi MitERiTan. ; CoicsrcTiccT. S. 8. Cowles, Umrtford;--John 8. Hall, East-Hampton ; James Munroe, Canterbury. , Naw-YoeK. Isaac T. Hopper, Xeto-York City Charles S. Morton, Albany t James C. Fuller, &tar-mteles; Tbomaa McClinlock, Hmterloo ; John -.11 Barker, Peru ; R. D. H. Yardley, KuikrUUj lsai. Hartshorn, Pen Yon. ; Pehsstlyakia. H. C. Howell, Allegheny ; J.' B. Vasbon, Pittsburg M. Preston, H est Orst James Fulton, Jr., JUe Williamsloicu Thomas UsBf bleton, Rusaelvillc B Kent, Andrew's Bridge;-John Cox, Homorton; James M. Al'Kim, PkUudit fhia; Joseph Fulton, Swan. - . v - -". : Ohio. Charle. Olcutt, Medium; James Austin, Atwmter ; Lot Holmes, CUumbimnm ; Jos. A. Dag-dale, CorUvilte; A. Brooke, Oakland. , , , a)u FROM TBI FOSTN ASTER G EKERAL Remittances by Mail. A Postmaster may eiclots money in a letter to the publisher of a newspaper, ta pay the subscription of a third person, and frauk the tetter u written oy innueii v, , d , ... . .. , 1 4X Agents who remit money ahould always desii nste the verson to whom it is to be credited. ' - mmm

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