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WHOLE NUMBER DCCCVIII. And the diacuaaiona were worthy of the subject that brought . them together. Stephen and Abby were in their moat felicitous vein; but even they . were almost eclipsed by the surpassing eloquence or Jane Elisabeth Jonea, whoae argument on the Con stitution, had it been made by Daniel Webater, to an impartial tribunal, would have gone down to posterity with infinitely more honor than the orationa of Cie ero have deacended to us. One of the moat popular lawyer in the State, sitting by me at the time, told me he waa a Liberty party man, and, of course, did not agree to the doctrine of the address ; but, aaid he, I never listened to anything from bar or pulpit that afforded me more delight.' Mra. Jonea and her husband are the editors of the Anti-Slavery Bugle. They have left the sweets of most pleasant homes in Philadelphia and New York, and with a spirit of self-sacrifice worthy of a martyr age, are here devoting themselves to the cause of the alave. 1 wish some of our New England friends eould see them in their little cabin. One whitewashed, but unlathed and un plastered room, subserves the purpose, in winter, of kitchen, parlor, dining-room, sitting-room, depository of anti-slavery books, kept for sale, and office, both editing and publishing, of the Anti-Slavery Bugle. And without any hall or entry, you pass directly from it, through a single unpanneled door, into the yard and street. They have no out-house for wood even; and their only cellar is a little burrow, boarded and banked over, away in the garden. And yet it is one of the most delicious little homes I ever aw. It ia the abode of fidelity, truth, and generous love. But to return to the meeting. I wish you could have aeen the enthusiasm with which the resolutions on the Mexican war, the American Church, and es pecially the American Union, were discussed and adopted. I hope you will publish those' resolutions in the Liberator. A thronging multitude voted upon tbem, and there waa scarcely a dissenting voice. The anti-war pledge was adopted as a resolution, and signed by 400 persons. There were able opponents in the discussion, and every point was moaf. cautiously examined. Nothing was hurried through, with few or no persona voting, as we have -sometimes aeen; but every body understood everything, and with true Western enthusiasm, every body seemed determined to have full voice in the proceedings. It waa worth the whole journey of eight hundred miles, only to attend this anniversary. In some sections, the war spirit is rampant. I attended two Anti-Mexican war meetings yesterday, en invitation, and saw what I had hoped not to see, a large number of people, headed by a reverend justice of the peace, in a perfect fury for carnage and laughter. I never waa so denounced as. by that Methodist priest. The women and others became alarmed for my peraonal safety, as it was late in the averting, and would not allow me to leave the house unattended. But in Mr. Giddings'a neighborhood, the drum of the recruiting officer beats in vain the Democrats storm about it, but the miserabe cowards have no idea of enlisting themselves ; consequently, only three men out of three thousand have gone, and they are of a class tliat can be spared. If you deem this worth publishing, you may hear from-me again. Yours, as ever, PARKER P1LLSBURY. J. O. LOVEJOx" IN PROVIDENCE. Providehce, June 25, 1846. Bro. Garrisoh : Last first day, notice waa read from most of the churches here, that J. C. Lovejoy would deliver his discourse on the death of Charles T. Torrey, in the High Streeet (Cong.) Church, on Wednesday evening, 17lb, (the Richmoud Street Church, where Torrey used to preach, being refused for that purpose a la mode Park Street, Boston. The notice was given in only one of our newspapers; had it been more general, the house would have been crowded, not excepting the aisles. As it was, the house was well filled. But few of the clergy attended ; and excepting the members of the High Street, and two or three smaller churches of the more radical stamp, there was but a slim attendance of the more pious and godly sort, they believing it necessary to attend to every thing else first, and humanity or Christianity afterwards. So it seemed to me ; perhaps I am wrong they know best about it. 1 was disappointed as to the discourse. I heard no rebuke of the great body of the orthodox clergy, of whom Torrey was a member, in relation to their conduct towards him, during the latter part of his life, especially no strong appeals to professed Christians, including the clergy, who might be present no condemnation of the utter heartlessness of the great body of bis own denomination, in relation to American Slavery, and their want of sympathy with their brother while alive, and in a Southern prison. Much that Mr. Lovejoy said was very good, and very appropriate : and 1 felt for one to say, smallest favors gratefully acknowledged. Southern slaveholders were held up to the audience in their true characters ; but he did not say they were not Christians and he aaid nothing against the Northern church giving them their fellowship. However, there were a class of minds, who will undoubtedly be affected for good by attending that meeting. But 1 should tell your readers who they were of our clergy who sanctioned the meeting, by going into the pulpit on the occasion Wm. H. Brewster, of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Calvin Philleo, a Calvinist Baptist preacher, out of employ, and who has been put down by his Baptist brethren, for being an abolitionist, an opponent of capital punishment, and for speaking the truth about the corruptiona of the Church. T. C. Jameaon, of the third Calvinist Baptist Church, offered the prayer. It was an excellent one, and no o.ne doubts but it was an heartfelt address. This gentleman manifests great moral courage in this community. J. P. Cleaveland, D. D., lately of Cincinnati, Ohio, now the pastor of the Beneficent Cong. Church, pronounced the benediction. The invitation to the speaker on this occasion, 1 believe, was instigated by two of the deacons of the Richmond Street Cong. Church. I honor them for the devotion they have manifested in behalf of their former pastor, and am happy in saying that the young deacon S., especially, is a truly good man, and a practical Christian. The lamented Torrey' widow will understand this. OLD SCHOOL ABOLITIONIST. coasECTiorr. Mr. Garrison : I perceive that you have put me among those, who opposed the resolution referring to the base and unworthy attitude of Massachusetts at the present time, with regard to slavery, and the necessity there is that the lovers of liberty should have no union with slaveholders. Perhaps it may matter but little in what attitude I am placed, provided 1 am understood; but I believe 1 did not offer the resolution in the shape in, which it now appears; and if your readers will read the resolutions I, offered to the meeting, it cannot but be supposed, that if the principles therein laid down were carried into practice, there would be no slaveholders in our country, and Massachusetts would not be obliged to act in an unworthy manner in regard to the subject. I have heretofore opposed a diasolution of the States, in order to absolve ourselves from the responsibility of sustaining the institution of slavery ; not thinking, either, that would be - the moat effectual way of breaking it up, or that we had a right to dissolve this connection of ours, and to . leave three millions of slavea to the tender mercies of their masters, without some further and greater struggles than we have already made to banish slave- ry from every portion of our soil, and in that way to ; have no union with slaveholders. The utter illegality and unconstitutionality of the system of slavery, therefore, waa the burden of my speech ; and it was to this point 1 endeavored to direct the attention of the members or the Convention, so that they could be assured, that our government should and ought to be in harmony with all their beat feelings toward the unhappy slave, and not opposed, as it is too often regarded. Yours respectfully, G. W. F. M ELLEN. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT - WO MEM'S BIGHTS. Natice, June 27, 1846. Dear Garrison: We owe no gratitude to the last Legislature of this Sute, for any anti-slavery work that it did ; and as little credit is due it for any advance toward the abolition of the Gallows ; though the committee on Capital Punishment deserve all honor for their candid and liberal course, and for the large measure of reform which they recommended. Still, the various bills were lost, and Michigan has the honor, which we so much coveted for old Massachusetts, of being the first to trust so far to the civilixation and Christianity of the nineteenth century as to dare to do without the gibbet. Jefferson thought that if the experiment of self-government succeeded in this country, it would be greatly owing to the fact, for which we are indebted to circumstances, and not to design, that we are an assemblage of distinct colonies. The same circumstance greatly facilitates reforms in the law. The new western States, springing into existence in the midst of modern theories and discussions, untrammelled by the habits and prejudices of the past, are far more ready to give a fair trial to all that the latest experience of our own and the European world ha taught us, than the State of the Atlantic border. The European may smile at our attributing the obstinacy and setness of age to any of these youug republics ; but those on the spot can perceive a marked difference in the readiness with which new views in legislation and politics are admitted in the valley of the Mississippi, and on the ocean shore. I look upon this circumstance a one designed by Providence to help us all forward. Massachusett will learn in the light which young Michigan re fleet back upon us, and from emulation of her example and sympathy with her spirit, the lesson which she has refused to heed when coming from the other aide of the water. In regard to the civil position of women, it ia especially true that the western States have drunk deeper of the fresh spirit of the age. Many of them are far in advance of us, in the matter of giving to married women full control over their property; and this leads me to notice the recent steps of our own Legislature in that directian steps so important, significant and interesting, that I wish, through your columns, to extend the knowledge of them .as widely a possible. They show the silent and steady progress of public opinion; and, I think, the anti-slavery, movement may justly claim a large share of the credit of having given, though indirectly, the first impulse to this reform. I have always thought that the first right restored to wo man would be that of the full and unfettered control of all her propei ty and earnings, whether she were marrried or unmarried. This, too, is, in one sense, the most important to be secured. The responsibility of auch a trust at once developes character and intellect, and goes far to afford the hitherto missing and indispensable motive to education. Next in order of importance and time, come the ballot. So it has always been with all disfranchised classes; first property then political influence and rights ; the first prepares for, gives weight to, challenge, and finally secure the second. You are aware that, hitherto, a married woman could neither give a valid receipt for her earnings or wages, nor deposit money in any bank in her own name, nor hold, manage, convey, devise or receive property of any kind; the only method of her having the separate use of any fnnds, being for some friend to hold them for her, as her trustee. But now, by Statutes passed in 1842, 1845 and 1846, it is provided 1. That payment may be made to any married woman, of her earnings or wages, and that her receipt, for money deposited, is a valid discharge to any savings' bank or individual. Her funds, however, of this kind, are still subject to be taken for her husband's debts, as his earnings are for her debts. 2. By joining with her intended husband in a schedule and statement to that effect, on record, before her marriage, any woman may continue, after marriage, to hold all her property, of every kind, just as if she remained unmarried, and free from the control, interference, or debts of her husband. 3. Property of any kind may be transferred, conveyed by deed, or left by will to a married woman precisely a if she were not married : and be held by her in her own name, and to her own use. And in relation to all such property, she has the same rights an i powers, and may sue and be sued, in her own name, a if unmarried. 4. A married woman may make a will or devise of all real or personal property thus held by her, separate from her husband, and leave it to whom she please ; provided such will has her husband' con sent. Should he, however, refuse such consent, another method is given her of effecting her purpose : she ia allowed to convey her estate in her life-time to trustees, and to direct them what to do with it after her death. These arrangements, you see, though imperfect, are still a vast stride toward relieving woman from pupillage and subjection, in regard to that one great civil concernment , property. Let us hail them aa evidence that the labor of the last ten years has not been entirely lost, even on that high, cold and cheer less level, where weathercock politicians live and turn. Yours, truly, WENDELL PHILLIPS. TO THE FRIENDS OF FREEDOM. Friends of freedom and justice ! you are requested to bear in mind the fact, that the people of Massachusetts, with George N. Briggs and James K. Polk at their head, are now carrying on a war against Mexi co, in behalf of slavery ; and you are urged to lay your gift on the altar of freedom at the Rural Fair in Dedham, on the coming fourth of July, s a powerful means of awakening them to a sense of their guilt, in thus selling themselves and this proud old Com monwealth to work the vilest of all iniquities. The money raised at this Fair will be expended in sustaining able and self-sacrificing anti-slavery lecturer To this object, the Managers of the Fair have pledged the sum of five hundred dollars. They ought to re alize a much larger amouut, and you can enable them to do it, by a little sacrifice of time and money on your part. - Gather together, then, at this Fair, not by hundreds only, but by thousands, remember iug, that while the outstretched arm of million are imploring you to aid them in obtaining their God-given rights, the unrevoked proclamation of your Governor is summoning you to the performance of a widely different work. While three million of your enslaved countrymen are imploring you to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to break every yoke, and let the oppressed go free,' the Governor of your State is asking you to harden your hearts, to stqp your ears to the cry of the perishing, to 4 arm and equip' yourselves, and then go and fight for the extension and perpetuation of human bon dage. Choose ye, this day, whom ye will serve' the God of freedom, or the 4 Baal' of slavery !. Remember, that on your exertions is depending the redemption of the 4 Old Bay State from the slavish bondage to the South, into which she has voluntarily surrendered herself. By your timely aid, the anti-slavery campaign of next fall and winter, which this State is to be aroused from it stupid lumber, may be of great efficiency and power ; and THE) LIB H we know of no way in which you can better accomplish this object, and thereby aid the cause of freedom and humanity, with pleasure and profit to yourselves, than by attending the Fair at Dedham ; and both by word and deed, giving every encouragement to those' true-hearted and faithfnl women, whose seal in the cause of the oppressed has prompted Jo this great, and, relying on your assistance, may we not say, successful undertaking. LORING MOODY, Gen. Agent, Mass. A. S. Society. UNION ANTI-SLAVERY CELEBRATION 1 or THE FOUBTH OF JXTZilT JLV This may be made, by previous arrangement and co-operation, a grand financial means, by which to supply Massachusetts with lecturing amenta. The devoted friend of the cause, who have thef gift of speech, i-hould be there, with the fervent and convincing eloquence, that the time demands for multitudes will doubtless be there to listen. The Managers of the Rural Fair will be there with a choice collection of valuable and beautiful things, suited for holiday presents ; and multitudes will doubtless be there to purchase. Those friends who have the gift of musical ability, whether vocal or in-stutnental, are earnestly entreated to avail themselves of this opportunity to aid the cause, by drawing the multitude within the range of anti-slavery influences. But the principal means of making the day not only improving and delightful, but profitable to the cause in a financial point of view, will be the sale of refreshments. For these, the managers must rely mainly on the contributions of friends. Let the abolitionists in every town and village take the steps to raise supplies that they did previous to our anti-slavery celebration of the 1st of August at Hingham year before last, and the financial result will surprise themselves Whatever ia contributed in this way will, by the arrangements of the Managers of the Rural Fair, be prepared and disposed of to the best advantage. The cream, sugar, ice, &c, which might easily be sent, and which doubtless will be contributed, will be made into ice-creams. The fruit and flowers will be sure to find a profitable sale, as well as the provisions of every description. Donations in money, from such aa prefer to aid in that way, will be most welcome, as affording the means of making more money of it, by supplying the wants of the visiters if the direct con. tribution of refreshments should be insufficient. ID Strawberries, raspberries, flowers, &c. &c. will be especially needed. Hj" A gratuitous supply of oats, with a volunteer band of friends of the cause to take charge of the horses and vehicles of the rest, will be a most profitable arrangement, and any friends willing to supply those want of the day, will serve the cause by entering their names. ILT Friends who have gardens, intending to contribute flowers for this occasion, are entreated to make them up in boquets, (wrapping the stems in wet cotton,) and send them either to 25 Cornhill, or to the Dedham Temperance Grove, as most convenient, the night before, or early in the morning of the 4th of July. A there will be much to do in preparation by the few in a very short time, this previous arrangement becomes almost indispensable to the safety and value of such donations. Tents have been provided to this end a fine band of music will be secured. The friends of the slave, from all parts of the land, will be in attendance. The funds raised by the sales of articles, refreshments contributed, &c. are to be devoted to the Agency Fund of the Massachusetts A. S. Society. The Anti-Slavery peace-pledge will be circulated, and, in short, an endeavor made to carry every throb of national joy which the festival calls forth to be felt, re-sponsively in the hearts of the slaves. 4 Else why breathe we in this living world ?' The aid of a few volunteers from the city will be most acceptable on the 3d of July, to help in arranging the Grove with tents, bowers, &c. Will those who are disposed in this way to take a previous preparatory holiday, be kind enough to leave their names with Mr. WALLCUT, at the Anti-Slavery office, 25 Cornhill i FOURTH OF JULY!! Great .inti-Slavery Celebration of the Massachusetts ' Jlnti-Siavery Society, and Rural Fair, in the Temperance Grove, Dedham. O The trains leave Boston at 8, half past 10 and half past 12 o'clock, A. M., and return at half past 3 and half past 5, P. M., stopping at the grove, where visiters will find every arrangement for a most delightful fete. A fine band of music ; a most elegant arrangement for the sale of rare and choice articles and refreshments, beneath beautiful tents ; speeches from Wm. L. Garrison, Wm. A. White, James Freeman Clarke, William Henry Channing, Chas. Lenox Remond, Edmund Quincy, and others, a floral band of children ; songs and recitations; a; new book of stories for children, prepared for the occasion by Mrs. Follen, called 4 The Liberty Cap.' All these combined attractions will make thia occa sion one of the most delightful imaginable, as well aa a most appropriate remembrance of those in bonds. (O Contributions of money, provisions and re freshments of every description are solicited. The time and place of depoaite in town are 4 25 CORNHILL JULY 3d.' Addreas M. W. CHAPMAN, or E. L. FOLLEN, careofR.F. Wallcut. FO Should the returning cars, at half past 5, not be able to accommodate all at the grove who wish to get into the city, and should the number be large enough to make it advisable, carriages will be in readiness to take a number to the junction of the Dedham branch with the Providence and Taunton road, where they can take the Providence and Taun ton cars ; and if a few should be left, they will undoubtedly find room in the special train which is to come in at 8 o'clock on account of the fireworks. N. B. Persons intending to take the half-past 10 train are requested to be at the depot at quarter past 10, or as soon after as possible. ID" The Anti-Slavery Fair, to be held at Harrison Grove, on the Fourth of July, will form an era in the history of that delightful spot. We cannot invite attention to it so heartily as we might, were its object the promotion of some more popular cause. Were it to promote injustice and oppression, we could enter into it heart and soul, and receive the warm applause of every bootlick in New England ; but as it is merely in behalf of human freedom, we must either be cautious, or run the risk of covering ourselves with disgrace. We may be allowed, however, to invite the intellectual portion of our readers to a feast of oratory and a flow of unadulterated soul. Those who wear invisible chains about their recks, and invisible fetters on their limbs, and seem to take pride in being the unpaid and unpensioned hirelings of Slavery, must begin their lessons at a lower bench ; they are not yet fitted either by nature or grace to enjoy the rich music of Freedom's eloquence, born of, uttered in, Freedom's holy cause. The screams of the lacerated slave the crack of the man-whip the hissing of the branding iron the coarse blasphemies of the brutal overseer, and drunken and passionate proprietor would be music far sweeter to their monster ears, and far more acceptable to their refuse and vagabond souls, Dedham American. The most attractive celebration we think of, now, will be the one at Dedham, by the friends of the Anti-Slavery cause. Dedham haa one of the finest groves for a celebration of this kind, that we ever saw ; a Fair will be held, refreshments of every kind will be plentifully provided, and apeeches will be made by Wm. Lloyd Garrison, Rev Wm. H. Channing, Rev. J. F. Clarke, Chas. Lenox Remond, ker, and Rev. J. T. Sargent. A good opportunity is here offered, not only to bear eloquence, to visit a pleasant town, and to gratify the appetite for nice things, but to contribute (by the purchase of article) fund for the continued agitation of the slavery question. Loicell Journal. HATOK. MXSSXOST TO' 1IOLAI1) ' At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the American Anti-Slavery Society, held in Boston on Thursday, June 11th, 1846, the following preamble and resolutions, respecting the contemplated mission of Mr. Garrjsor to England, were unanimously adopted : Whereas, a communication has been received from the Glasgow Ehascifatios Society, on behalf of we RDoiiuontsis ot Scotland, earnestly inviting oar honored friend, William Lloto Garrisos, to visit that country on an anti-slavery mission ; and whereas, the great body of American abolitionist, assembled in the New-England Convention in Faneuil Hall, have concurred in opinion with oar beloved Scotch and English friends, that such a mission would be, at this crisis, a most effectual instrumentality in the prosecution of the cause; therefore. Resolved, That it is, in our judgment, highly advisable and desirable that Mr. Garrison should accept the invitation ; and that he be and is hereby constituted the representative of the American Anti-Slavery Society, for the fulfilment of the mission. Resolved, That a special subscription be opened by the Treasurer of the Society, FRANCIS JACKSON, for the furtherance of the mission. FRANCIS JACKSON, WENDELL PHILLIPS, EDMUND QU1NCY, MARIA W. CHAPMAN, JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL, WM. HENRY CHANNING, ANNE WARREN WESTON, ELIZA LEE FOLLEN, C. LENOX REMOND. SYDNEY HOWARD GAY, Executive Committee. UZT Friends of the cause disposed to contribute to the above fund, will please address Fraxcis Jacesou, Treasurer of the American A. S. Society, Boston, per mail. An immediate notice of this is urgently requested, as Mr. Garrison's final decision will depend very much on the degree of interest felt by the friends, in the matter. FRANCIS JACKSON. Boston, June 12, 1846. HT The following is the action of the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania Society, in regard to the mission : A copy of a preamble and resolutions adopted by the Executive Committee of the American Anti-Slavery Society, in reference to the mission of William Lloyd Garrison to Great Britain, was submitted to the Committee ; whereupon, after some conversation, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted : Resolved, That we have heard with much satisfaction the report of the action taken by the Executive Committee of the American Anti-Slavery Society, in reference to the proposed mission ot Wm. Lloyd Garrison to Great Britain. . Resolved, That while we have the highest appreciation of the value and importance of Wm. L. Garrison's services at home, and while we feel especial regret at the prospect of being deprived of his promised presence and valued co-operation at our approaching annual meeting, we nevertheless fully concur in opinion with our brethren of the American Committee, and the New-England Convention, that at this particular juncture a mission, such as is proposed, would be productive of the highest benefits to the cause. Resolved, That J. M. McKim be requested to cooperate with Francis Jackson, Treasurer of the American Society, by receiving and forwarding special subscriptions from Eastern Pennsylvania, for the promotion of the Mission. JAMES MOTT, HA WORTH WETHERALD, LUCRET1A MOTT, E. M. DAVIS, SARAH PUGH, J. M. McKIM. Philadelphia, 6th mo. 1846.' UTi" Any money sent to the subscriber, for the above mentioned purpose, will be duly acknowledged and carefully forwarded to Francis Jackson. Persons in the country disposed to give to this object, would do well to put their contributions together, so as to make a convenient aum for mailing, and send it by letter either to f rancis Jackson, direct, or to J. M. MKIM, .Ye. 31, JVorth Fifth-st., Philadelphia. TO Mr. Garrison intends leaving- tor icngrlnnd in the steamer of July 16th. TERRIBLE FIRE AT ST. JOHNS, N. F. A'earlv all the Churches and Public Buildings de stroyed But one Mercantile House standing Six Thousand People houseless Loss of Life. The steamer Charier Oak, arrived on Saturday evening from Easlport, brings copies of the St. Johns New Brunswick News, giving the particulars of a dreadful fire, by which nearly the whole of the town of St. Johns (Newfoundland) is reduced to ruin. But one mercantile house is left standing that of Newman Sc Co. The loss is estimated at a Million STERLING ! In the vats of J. & N. Kent, waa the fat of 25,000 seals. The Catholic Church and the Episcopal res idence in the rear of Duckworth-street, were saved laence in me rear oi uuc&wuriii-nncci, were vavcu. St. John's Church, the Cathedral Church of Eng. lana, Durni 10 me grounu. j ue vuun-iiuuae, and all the buildings by which they were surrounded, were consumed also the Commercial Rooms, Marine Insurance Office, Agricultural Society's Museum, and Bank of British North America. The Congregational Chapel saved Ordnance store burnt, but the building saved. Five or b'ix thousand persons had to pass the night of that dreadful day in the open air, in the front of the Government House. The papers mention the loss of life of three persons, two of them artillerymen, occasioned by the blowing up of the house above stated the other an old man, who had saved hi bed and other articles from the flames, but who sunk under the weight as he was carrying them to a place of safety, and immediately expired. At the least calculation, two-thirds of St. John has been consumed, and the loss of property, by the visitation is estimated at a million sterling. Two street, each a mile long, a number of detached buildings, have been totally destroyed, and twelve thousand persons have been rendered totally houseless. This dire calamity calls for the active sympathy of all classes throughout the Province ; and we understand a public meeting will be immediately called at Halifax, to devise some means of partially relieving a portion of the distress which must unavoidably exist. From the Newport Herald Extra of Saturday. AWFUL CATASTROPHE The melancholy news of the loss of the brig Sut- ledge, Capt. Graham, of and from Pictou, N. S., for Fall River, was received here this morning, about half-past nine o'clock, by the arrival of the schooner Dusky Sally, Capt. Wilder, of and from Hingham. The brig Sutledge, of and from Pictou for Fall River, sailed on the 12th of June, with 56 passengers, men, women and children. On the evening of the 26th, at 8 o'clock, it being thick and foggy, came to anchor; and at 2 o'clock on the following morning, got under way, and at about half-past 3 struck on a ledge of rocks (in the Vineyard) called tbe Sow and Pigs ; soon after which, the tide having caused her to slew round, she backed off the ledge, filled and went down, bow first, in ten fathoms water. The boat was got out, and the passengers rushed into it, when the captain gave ordera to shove her from the brig. He then jumped overboard and swam to the boat, and kept her aa close to the brig a possible, picking op such as jumped into the water. The whole number picked up in the Captain's boat alive was 31. The schooner Dusky Sally being near, sent her boat to assist, and succeeded in saving 6 more alive, who were in the water, and three more, do., from the rigging of the sunken brig. The names of those who were lost, including the sixteen picked, up and brought to this port, are as follows : Margaret Bowie, Christie Bowie, Mary Bowie, Alexander Bowie, James Bowie, Jennie Bowie, (all children of the lady who was saved,) Elizabeth How-at, Agnes Howat, Margaret Fatgin, Peter Fatgin, Margaret Fatgin, (daughter,) Jane Love, (mother,) Alexander Love, Jane Love, Margaret McMillen, (mother,) Elizabeth McMillen, Ann McMillen, Hugh McMillen, William McMillen, Jennett McMillen, Robert McMillen, Margaret Denoon, Marion De-noon, Mary Denoon, Daniel McLean, William Fra-zier, Sarah Frazier, Ann Catharine Frazier, Effy Wier, Joanna Cream 30. The passengers were all foreigners mostly Scotch, and we understand were on their way to Pennsylvania, where they expected to find employment in the mining establishments. We learn from the Portland Argus, that the Di rectors of the St. Lawrence railroad have voted to break ground on the 4th of July. Death of Dr. Fansher. Dr. Sylvanus Fansber, the celebrated small-pox physician, died in Hartford, on tbe 6th ult. The fare to New-York on all three routes has been raised to $4. What does it mean? It looks like amalgamation. Bos. Trans. . a - From the Boston Daily Advertiser. ; : Before Charles L. Woodscet, U. 8. Commissioner, on Monday, the examination in the case o Charles J. and John F. Lovett, master and mate of the brig Malaga, accused of aiding and abetting in the slave trade, was resumed and finished. The vessel sailed fiom a port of Massachusetts for Rio Janei ro, and was there chartered for a voyage to Cabenda and St. Thomas, on the coast of A fries. There waa some evidence thst the charterer at Rio Janeiro had been engaged in the slsve trade, sad also that one of the freighters hsd been engaged in the same' traffic, as agent of the charterer. It also appeared that the cargo was of such a description as might have been used in the alave trade, as well as in lawful traffic on the coast ; but, after a minute and searching examination, no evidence was elicited that the master or mate, or any of the crew, had any knowledge that the vessel or merchandise was intended for the slave trade, or that they knew of the charterer's having been engaged in that traffic. The respondents were accordingly discharged. . Robert Rantoul, Jr., District Attorney, for the United State. Frederick W. Dickinson, for the respondents. Serious Fire at Charlestoxn, .Va. Between 12 and 1 o'clock this morning, a fire broke out in the oil factory of Mr. A. W. Quimby, Warren street, Charles-town. The factory with another building in the rear used as a press room, with all their contents were destroyed. A small stable in the rear, the property of Mr. Quimby, waa considerably injured. Mr. Quimby estimates his loss at $28,000 in buildings and stock insured fo- 6,500. South of the factory, the house owned by Kendall Bay ley, and occupied by Kendall Bayley 2d, was much burned in the rear and roof, and furniture much damaired no insurance. North of the factory, the house owned by Mrs. Fer-nald, and occupied by John Sylvester and Silas Crane, was entirely destroyed. I he contents were mostly burned, or so much injured in removal as to be en tirely worthless the bouse was insu "d lor $l,euu in the Charleston n Mutual Insurance -Hice, but the insurance will notcover the loss. Next north of this building, the-house occupied by Robert Calder, Jr., waa burned in rouf and rear it was insured in the Stale Mutual Insurance office. Cm8siar Warren street, the fire communicated to the double house owned by D. J. Coburn, and occu pied by Aaron Crowley and a Mr. Smith", which was badly injured in llte lront and roof. The furniture was badly damaged no insurance on it. The house was insured for $400 in the Charlestowu Mutual, and for 2,350 in the Cambridge Mutual office. An un occupied house belonging to the heirs of John Coffran, was somewhat injured insured tor $2UUU at tne .Rep-tune office. Several other buildings were more or lesa injured by the fire, and a number of out house, &c. were burned Boston Jour., Saturday. Sad Catastrophe at Smyrna. There ha been a terrible explosion of a powder mill at Stancho, near Smyrna. We learn from the Courier dea Etata Uuis, that the houses within the enclosure of the citadel are all demolished, and those outside are, without execution, damaged. The day afterwards, they bad counted fifty dead, and two hundred wounded. The explosion was so violent that eight boats in the harbor were submerged. The house of M. Davenant, French consular aceut, though situated at a great distance, had its furniture all destroyed, and one of j the servants killed, l his event is attriouiea to toe : rashness of an officer who was making some pre para-; tions in a room next the powder. Strange to say,' the involuntary author of the calamity, although the most exposed, has escaped with life, but bereft of reason. m . . Love and Suicide. On the evening of the 18th inst., a young girl named Margaret Hartly, a servant in a respectable family in Cobourg, (Ca.) jumped from the wharf and was drowned. From circumstances which came out on the coroner's inquest, it ap- ' pears that she was engaged to be married to a young man named James McUuire, but for some reason, he refused to fulfil his promise, and had determined on -leaving Canada, being at the time of the suicide, on board the steamer America, then lying at the dock. ' Unable to bear the shame which ahe felt must even- i tually fall upon her, in a moment of phrensy she placed herself beyond the reach of the finger of scorn. ' Massacre of French Prisoners in Africa The following is from the Courier de Marseilles : 4 1 have bad news to give you. The steamer from Oran reports the massacre of our prisoners in the power of Abd-el-Kader, 300 in number, among whom are comprised M. Cognard, Lara ges, Thomas, officers auperieurs; Doctor Cabasse. Accident on the Rail Road. It is stated in the Worcester (Mass.) Spy, that Benjamin Flagg of that town was latally injured, last Saturday evening, by coming in contact with the steamboat train up, while crossing the Pine Meadow road. One leg waa broken, and he received interna injury such as to cause his death during the night. A bottle of rum tons found in his pocket. He was 45 years of age, and has left a wife and four children. Grtat Hail Storm. The village of Henniker, N. H-, was visited, on the alter noon of the 23d instant, with a terrible hail storm. A correspondent of the Concord Patriot says : 4 The oldest inhabitants say lne never saw th J f r ; , saw the like before. It continued about the stones averaging from one-half to three-toiirths ot an inch in diameter, rues ol them are now lying about, in the corners of the buildings, (at half past seven o'clock this morning.) : The damage done to the crops is incalculable. . Corn and grain by acres are cut down, some of it cut off close to the ground. Thousands of lights of glass were broken. I saw one man, this morning, who told me that sixty lights were broken out of his houses another man says that he has one window in which there ia not a single whole light left. The cloud came up from the northeast passed directly over our village, and passed on towards HillaborougU and covered a space of some two and a half or three miles wide. Texas. Lieutenant Leister, Humphrey and Rog ers, supposed to have been killed, bad arrived at Aransas Pass. Their escape was almoat miraculous. Mr. Rogers and his party of fifteen men and two women were captured by a party of rancheros, robbed, and tied four together, and their throat cut. He saw his father and brother murdered, when hi throat was partially cut, and his body thrown into the river Colorado. He swam the river, and made his escape, was taken again and sent to Mata moras, and finally exchanged. Death from eating Locofoco 'Matches. We are pained to learn that a promising little daughter of Mr. A. o. rtuell of trreece, aged about two years, came to her death on Sunday evening laat, from eat- : i i tt i : i p stomach, they produced violent vomitings and spasms, which finally caused her death. Rochester Advertiser. Another Murder by Rum The Norwich Chenango Telegraph contains an account of the death of a son of Mr. Samuel L. Loomis, of Pharsalla, a boy four or five years of age, caused by whisky, which his father or others had induced him to drink at a sheep, washing. He lived only a few hours. Burnt up. The 4 Pilgrim House, kept by Mr. Joseph White, in Plymouth. Insured $2400 at the State Mutual Office, in this city. Also, the paper mill of Messrs. Vinton &. Pond, Pepperell. Loss, $25,000 ; half insured. Also, tbe dwelling house of Isaac Hudson, East Bridgewater. A small part of the furniture saved. Snou Storm in Aete York. The New York Commercial ofthe22dof June says: 4 This morning, the city was visited by a storm, or more properly a squall, from the Northwest, and on the North side of the city tbe inhabitants were re freshed by a fall of snow for some minutes. Over coats were not uncomlortabie last evening, and early this morning.' Strawberries. The. New York Tribune says that more tban Jorty thousand baskets and boxes of Strawberries are consumed in that city every day. Over the Erie Railroad, 30,000 basket of this fruit arrive every day, and a corresponding amount of milk. The average price at which they sell is about five cents each. An express night train has been put on the Erie road, on purpose to accommodate the strawberry gatherers. The Railroad Bridge at Harrisburgh, Peon, has again been swept away by a tornado, which did immense damage to the city and the surrounding1 country. . The earnings of the Concord N. H. Railroad for the last year, were f 228,000 being $40,000 more than the year before. The expenses were $135,000, and the net earnings $93,000. ? . Tbe Boston Post states that there is much sickness in this city among the Irish emigrants recently arrived, and that they fill the hospital wards of tbe almshouse to overflowing. - i s.. ; ' . '; Massachusetts Stats Lunatic Hospital. Geo. W. Chandler has been appointed Superintendent of the Hospital, vice Dr. Woodward resigned. . : A St. Louis paper of the 12th inst. says that preparations were making at Nauvoo to blow up the great Mormon Temple with gunpowder ! ; . j 'e Official dispatches bad! arrives! at Tampioo, that Gen. Arista had been removed from tae cemsaaad cf the northern Division of the' Army, and Gen. Mejia had superseded him. There were 1390 troops) only at Tampico, on . the 6th 79 of these were runaway negroes from New Orleans aad Havana. The cos-stitate the whole amount of the Mexican forces from Tampico to the Rio Grande. r v . An act of summary punishment was inflicted! hereon Sunday evening by three or foer rangers. A Mexican was caught in the act of stealing from their camp, when they led him out of their lines aa4 shot him through the bead and heart, immediately finish ing his earthly career. A party of Rangers went oat the other day, and fell in with ten or twelve Mexicans, two of whom they killed, the balance surrendered immediately, and all but two were suffered to depart. They, weio armed, and the Rangers fired without questioning whether they were friends or enemies, taking it for granted that armed men were the latter. JT. O. Tropic, June 17. Dromned. A volunteer named K repps, belonging to Capt. Mower's company, jumped overboard from the steamboat Lehigh, laat Tuesday night, and) was drowned. Peoria (III.) Press, June 19. Yucatan. By an arrival at New Orleans, the Picayune learns that the legislature of Yucatan at Meri-da has declared the country independent. More Incendiary Fires in RoxburyJAt about 11 o clock on Monday night, fire was set to the engine house of company No. 2, which was partially destroy, ed. At about 12, the barn and sUbles occupied by Mr. Murphy, for the Tremont line of Roxbary omnibuses, was set on fire, and, together with fifteen horses, a large quantity of grain, harnesses, Ac., destroyed. The loss is estimated at between A and 6000 dollars, partly insured. This is the third time this stable has been set on fire. t Two men were killed in the Catholic burying ground in Charlestown on Monday, by the cavinr in of a bank of earth. . Shim Burnt.--The wbaleship Joseph Meigs, recent- " . " " ui.iuiiuiKii, was ournt on Saturday, with 1000 barrels of oil on board. She burnt to ihJ water s edge and sank ahip not. The oil was insured, the Van Amburgh's Caravan. Thim splendid collection of animals entered this city on Monday last, and a spacious pavilion has been erected at the bottoa of the Common. ABOLITIONISTS OF BRISTOL, AWAKE ! Our anti-slavery friends in Bristol county are reminded, that the next quarterly meeting of their county Society ahould take place, according to the plan submitted by the General Agent of the Mass. So. ciety, on or near tbe 15th of July next ; and they are urged, by their sympathy with the oppressed, by their devotion to the right, and by this fearful crisis, when the slave power of this nation, flushed with its recent success, is sharpening its teeth for fresh vio-tims, to make immediate preparations for this meet-ing. The present is no time for indifference or luke.W-"niue.' but f decisive, energetic action. Hell itself is moved fro n beneath ; and the slave, holders of this naiion, in strict faith to their covenant with death,' and their agreement with hell are laboring to extend its 4 area'over the whole ot Mexico: and shall the friends of humanity wait till their damnable schemes are accomplished, before they think of their duty ? No ! Let them be on the alert. The friends in New Bedford are requested to ae Iect the place of meeting, make all necessary arrangements, and forward a notice to the Liberator in season for its publication next week. Let notice be given that the Society will be thoroughly re-organ, ized. A good number of able speakers will be in attendance. LORING MOODY, G.A. Mass. A. 8. Soe'y. FOUBTH OF JULY.. The Windham County Anti-Slavery Society will bold a Convention at Canterbury, on the 4th of July next, commencing at 10 o'clock, A. M., and continuing through the day. Friends of the slave, let there be a general and punctual attendance. Entertainment will be provided for all friends from abroad. , . . Henry Crummcll has promised his services on the occasion, and other speakers will be present, from whom addresses may be expected. ' The cruel and murderous treatment suffered by the lamented Torrey will receive a large portion of the attention of the meeting. On this occasion, let us otter the indignant condemnation which the inhuman immolation of this martyr to Freedom justly merits from every Christian and every man. Over his recent grave, let us pledge -ourselves to eternal vengeance on the institution of Slavery, for the protection of which, he has been murdered. GEORGE 8HARPE, President. LtJciAM Burleigh, Sec. IT. C. A. S. Soc. ANNUAL MEETING OLD COLONY ' A. 8 SOCIETY. The twelfth annual meeting of the Plymouth County Anti-Slavery Society will be holden at the Town House in Hanover, on VVEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, July 8th and 9th, 1846, commencing at 9 o'clock, A. M. on each day. - This postponement of the meeting from the 4th and 5th of July, has been thought advisable, on account of the great celebration at Dedham on the 4lh. Wishing to add to this State Celebration numbers and interest,and as we desire to see a large collection at our annual meeting, especially strangers and speakers from abroad, the adjournment of our meeting has been demanded and called for. VVe hope to see a large assembly gathered at Hanover. : The friends of humanity and of God, through-rut the Old Colony, are earnestly desired to convene in large numbers, on this important occasion. Tho present crisis is one of the deepest interest to tbe cause of freedom. Come, then, men, women, and children, and strike an earnest, manly blovrfor troth and freedom. A cordial invitation is hereby extended to you, and all other persons, to meet with us, and take part in our deliberations Loring Moody, of Boston, and Edmund Quincy, of Dedham, are expected to be present, and other able friends of God and humanity.- ELMER HEWITT, President. H. H. Brio ham, Sect. . FIRST OF AUGUST. IN AB1NGTON. The friends ol Freedom in Plvhoctbi Coobtv in-tend celebrating the anniversary of emancipation ia the British West Indies, in the town of Abington. The friends of humanity in other counties are cordially invited to cooperate with them in commemorating that sublime event, when eight hundred thousand human beings were transformed from chattels' to MRS ! It is hoped that ample arrangements will be made, so that the celebration may be worthy of the event. L. MOODY, U General Agent Mass. A. S. Society. NOTICE. ' - Mr. Editor Please insert in tbe Liberator the following notice : If no place more convenient is procured, Abby H. Folsoni will deliver an address at ber place of residence, Boston, at the corner of High and Federal-streets, on the 4th of July, Saturday next, at 11 o'clock, A. M. A Constitution and Declaration of Sentiments will be read, not very dissimilar to those adopted by the peace convention, held in Boston, September, lo3b, for tbe formation of a new govern ment, based upon the principles of love and forgive- ness. instead or violence ana armea lorce. Dixn, In South Wilbraham, Mass., oa Sunday, 21st inst:, Mrs. Sarah M. King, in the 27th year ot her age. Hers was a stormy passage over the Jordan of death, but a safe and triumphant one. In her death, a husband has been deprived of an affectionate companion, and two infant children of a kind and tender mother. May it be sanctified to their good. In Lynn, June 29, Dr. Elias Smith, aged 77 years. NEW BOOKS. ADAMS'S New Directory of Boston ; the largest and best Directory ever published in this city. Mackintosh's Electrical Theory of tbe Universe, or the Elements of Physical and Moral Philosophy. Narratives of the Sufferings of Lewis and MUtoa Clarke, among the Slaveholders of Kentucky. Discourse before the Ancient aad Honorable Art i lie. ry Company,, by Rev. George E- EU'is, June 1st, lti46. Rev. Theodore Parker's Sermon on War, preached at the Melodeon, on Suaday, Jaae 7, 184S. For sale by - - U - - BELA MARSH, July 3. , . 4w . .. SSCorahill. ; NOTICE. : v i SIX or eight colored gentlemen can dated with lodging at No. 3 Smith site Baptist church. ' Also, two large r Court, oddo- rooma to be let to a respectable person. inquire at tbe above plscer ia 0elanap-Bireeu jaiy a. I ! i I' I si i j p is il 1 1 1 1 V i . -

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