Green-Mountain Freeman from Montpelier, Vermont on October 14, 1847 · 2
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Green-Mountain Freeman from Montpelier, Vermont · 2

Montpelier, Vermont
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Thursday, October 14, 1847
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GREEN MOUNTAIN FREEMAN. the territory properly included within, and right-1 cert, and confidence," they may find existing in idiately a load ring at my bell. I went to the fully belon'r'mj to. the republic of Texas, mirrht (relation to it among ourselves. Mate, to be called the I be erected into a new State of Texas, with a republican form of government, to be adopted by the people of slid re- deputies m Convention assembled, with the consent of the existing Government, in order that the same might be admitted as one of the States of the Union ; which consent of Congress teas given upon certain conditions specified in the first and second sections of taid joint resolution : and whereas the people of the said re public of Texas, by deputies in Convention assembled, with the consent of the existing Government, did adopt a Constitution, and erect a new State with a republican form of government, and in the name of the people of Texas, and by their authority," did ordain and declare that they assented to and accepted the proposals, condi tions, and guarantees, contained in said first and second sections of said resolution : and whereas the said Constitution, with the proper evidence of its adoption by the, people of the republic of Texas, has been transmitted to the President of the United States, and laid before Congress, in conformity to the provisions of said joint resolution : therefore,'-' &c. Now, we wish to call attention to a fact we alluded to last week, in some comments upon the article of the Washington Union, of whose compilation of the toregoing resolutions we have availed ourselves. The compromise inrclationto Texas is not the Missouri Compromise. ' The Missouri Compromise ordains that in all of the Louisiana Territory above 36 (leg. 39 inin., slavery " shail be and is hereby forever prohibit ed." It secured for freedom a far larger amount of the Territory than it gave to slavery. It put an end to slavery in tnat portion ot it at once, and prohibited it forever, ' . But the Texas compromise secured for Free dom only one-tenth of the territory of Texas and that, only in a contingency. It does not prohibit slavery now, or at a future period, in any portion o territory lyin-r uortli of 36 d;g 3 J una. Its .language is remarkable " And in such STATE or STATES as may be formed out of said territory, north of said Mis souri compromise line, slavery or involuntary servitude (except for crime) shall be prohibited." The provision, on its very face, bears themarks of gross carelessness, or a deliberate design to impose upon the opponents of slavery. It does not attempt to do what is practicable exclude slavery, at once and forever, from this piece of territory norm ot ao deg. 3L) mm., but it does pretend to do what every one of its projectors and leading supporters believed," and yet believes, is utterly impracticable prohibit slavery ra a sow- reign State. - It leaves the territory open to the incursions ot slavery. Slaveholders may settle there, and constitute the majority of the population; and there is nothing in the precious com promise to prevent them. When their numbers shall be sufficient, they may for a Constitution, containing no allusion to slavery, and demand admission into the Union. Accordiug to the terms of the Federal Constitution, Congiess, finding nothing in the form of eovernment of the new State repugnant to the Constitution, or a republican form of govornment, will accede to tne demand. It becomes a member of our Union, and forthwith c ills a Convention to mike such an alteration in har Constitution as shall secure the system of slavery against ab-ilition, except by a Convention ot the People. What becomes of your beautiful compromise? " What can it ac complish T It says slavery shall be prohibited in that State; but Where is the power of Congress to interfere with State legislation, when a State has assumed the right of membership of this Union, standing upon an equal footing with the other States? And, should a case be made so as to present the question to tbe Supreme Court, does any one irn igine that it would recognise the principle that Congress may legislate for the internal concerns of a State, in advance of its in stitution? Would it not see, that if Congress could do this on one point, it could do it upon all, and thus frame a complete code of law's for all hi internal affairs of a State, when it should be farmed ? ' " , " Whether the managers in this wonderful com promise understood what they were about or n ot, me result is tne same THE ADVANTAGE TO THE SOUTH. A correspondent of the Macon (Ala.) Re publican, to whose Communication the editor of that paper attaches much importance, says : ' Free territory, contiguous to the slave States in the South, populated by the Anglo-Saxon race, door, and who should it be but the mother her self f " How rejoiced I am to see you," I exclaimed, " but where are your children?" " There they are," said she pointing to the covered wagon th"t stood before the door. " Praise the Lord,", said I, " for his goodness," As I could not take them into my own house would not only be in uriotis, by atFordin a par-iowlnS lo lne -vere v11"" "'"""icy inaii mness tial asylum for fugitive slaves, but would eftectU-!of m!f' yaaag&si chd. 1 weut vvlth th mother, ally hed.'e up and fence in and confine slavery to!and Focured a P,ace for hor children, where no . J 3 .f . .... J - 1 Ul I I 1 IJ .1 ... . J its present limits, ieavina no possible chance of; """" .uiw-uuuuu.m -m iili.auu TH E FllEEMAN; MOSTPELIER. THURSDAY, OCT. 14, 1847 V. B. PALMES, 20 State-street, Burton, il out Agent to receive sufocnptiona sad advertisements. . , t egress in all time to come. It is true that slavery is nominally prohibited in the territory by the law3 ot Mexico, but it is scarcely populated, and while it remains under the dominion of that Government will possess but few or no inducements for slaves to abscond from the contiguous States. Could it be obtained, and incorporated into the Union as a slave country, the acquisition would be highly important to the South, both in a political and pecuniary point of view. It would e-ventually give the South political ascendency in the Federal Government, and an outlet for slavery which would increase its extent and value to al most an incalculable degree. The North being aware of this, and being prompted by political considerations to prevent the accumulation of power by the bouth, and being opposed from principle to the further extension of slaverv: are. prepared and determined to resist by all tbe con stitutional means within their power. No treaty wiui iYiexico, euiDracing any acquisition of territory, according to the present aspect and position of the question, can pass the ordeal of the Senate. Why, then, is a war of conquest being prosecuted, when the conquest sought to be made threatens to disturb the peace and harmony of the Union. .. From the Marion (Ala.) News. THE DUTY OF THE SOUTH. ' If the free States have resolved and determined that the Smve States shall not enjoy equal rights and privileges with themselves in any new territo ry mat may oe nereatter acquired by the United States, we may as well understand it one time as another; nay, we would say, the sooner the bet ter. , When this question is acted on hv Con gress, if it be determined against the slaveholding States, it will not take a prophet to tell the imme" diate consequence ot such rashness. Disunion, immediate, inevitable disunion, will be the con sequence. Will the wild and reckless fanaticism of our Northern bretheren bring this great; glori ous, and happy Union to such an end ? God for bid, lhe South has but one course to adoot: and that is, for her members in Congress, as one man, both Whig and democrat, to say. to the members from the free States, who may be dis posed to press tins question upon us, that we have not one inch to yield; that we are in the lust ditch, and there intend to remain. We should meet the question at once with a manly and decisive determination. Supiness and apathy will not do. It will only render us weak and help less; and anv further concession or compromise will prove us recreant to our dearest rights and interests. Liberty Lfij'slalivc Caucus. The Libei ty Party members of tha next legislature are'-requested . to. meet in Caucus at No. 14, State House, on Wednesday evening, Oct 13, at 7 o'clock. It is hoped that every member will realize the importance of complying with this notice. IfVom the New York Eoangdist. , ' An Heroic Mother. Allow me to present to your readers the fol lowing interesting case, which came under my own personal observation. ' ' About three months ago, a very intelligent and fine looking woman a mother came to me in the. greatest distress to seek my aid and counsel. She had two daughters living in a slave State, the one twelve and the other fifteen years of age, and she has received a letter, a tern days before, from the man, if man he can be called, who claimed dominion over the.n, that unless she would raise four hundred dollars in two months, he would sell them to be taken to Louisiana. Sae herselt was free and was living in a very respectable family in this city; but her daughters were born when she ;? T" JVo More Territory. A great clamor has been raised of late, among the Whigs, to make this the rallying point for the party. "JVo more territory, free or slave," u the cry. Before we give an echo to it, we want to know the why of this new issue. Will any Whig politician tell us? A question of vast moment is already before lhe country, embodied in the Wilmot proviso--a question on whkm the Whigs and Democrats at the South are united. Shoulder to shoulder they will meet the entire anti- slavery forces of the North, at the next Congress, on ihe question shall we have any more Slave Territory? Here must be tbe battle-ground between Slavery and Freedom during the next session , Here all anti-slavery men can unite. Now, in all candor and ki idness, we want to know why substitute this issue, for another vastly less favorable to the interests of freedom ? ; la it for the purpose of retaining in the ranks of "the True Liberty Party," all the allies of tbe South who are determined to extend their system of human bondage over all the the conquered fields of Mexico ? If so, how much sincerity has there been in the professed hostility to slavery, of which the Whigs claim to have as much as any body ?. Is it to avoid the responsibility of manfully conter. Jing for the right, on the ground of the - Wilmot Proviso? c If so where is the ardent attachment to the principles of that Pioviso, of which we have heard so much within the last year? : ' "I pause for a reply." - early the next week I sent them all on to Boston as the mother could not believe that she could be safe in this city of " brotherly love," nor even in this State of William Penn. Six weeks ago I was in Boston, and had the pleasure of seeing them there, and doing well. , j - ut i . But the best is to come, and next week I will tell your readers the mother's story, as she gave it to me, how she rescued her children. C - Yours, for the slave,- C. D. C- THE HEROIC MOTHER THE FLIGHT. My communication of last week was merely introductory to the present, which will consist of nothing but the plain, unvarnished story of the heroic mother, as she gave it to me from her own ""'""78 ""r"' m vvmu" sue rescnea This is the issue already made, nar tvn Hiinrrhtai-o lvim -..-A.... . 1 ..w. ... -j uuuguiij .iwm aiavcijr. .-" I started for ' , the next day after you gave me the letter, and as soon as I could on my arrival, I went to find out Mr. . After a considerable time I succeeded, and gave him your letter. I told him my object and plans. He quite discouraged me from the undertaking, saying that it would be attended with aoreat manv difficulties and dangers. " However, I determined to go, and early next morning started on foot. Before night, I got about thirty or thirty-five miles, I cannot tell exactly, to within about three miles of the house of my old master, where my children were. ; I stayed there in the woods that night, and the; next day I contrived to see mv sister-in-law, who lived at no great distance, that she might see a colored man, named- , who, i Knew, would help me m my object ; and also tell my children that I was comma- afier them but too charge them most strictly not to speak of h ioany one. ' one went to the house where the children were, and got so frightened that she told them I was in the neighborhood. The next day she came back to the woods, where I had still continued, and told me what in her fright she had done. ' "As I had always, whenever I had gone into the neighborhood - before; visited my children, I knew it would excite suspicion if I did not go now ; so I went directly to the house, and saw the old man and his wife, and my children. This was Friday. I stayed thereon Saturday and Sunday, til) Monday evening ; cooked and washed for them, and then bid my. children goodbye, as if I should never see them again; for I told " master" that I could not raise the money. After leaving them, J stayed in the woods round about for three days, in hopes of seeing that colored man I before spoke of, who would help me. But not being able to see him, I walked back a- gain the thirty-five miles to r-, to see again the gentleman to whom you gave me a letter. I told him that if I could get a carriage with a faithful driver, I could get my children; that I knew such a one in the place, if 1 could get the money to piy him. Accordingly, he gave me eight dol-l tars on your account. The next day I enirao-ed my carriage, and we got down that evening about -v . i . . . " . O o cloct, 10 within three miles of the house. I told the driver that I did not think it would be safe for him t- go any farther, bet that if he would stay there, and wait for' me till break of day, I would go on, and that if I did not return then, he might drive back. ? I walked on and trot to the house, I should think, about eleven o'clock. As I came near to it, the two dogs began to bark furiously; I stopped a moment. "and hid behind the fence, and saw " master" get up and open the window, and look out. Not seeing anythin, he shut down the window. I waited'till I thou'-rht The dogs other like visionaries. If any human authority, wbetb- , i,e effected that does not involve the giving up any-and oraetice then do we endorse one of the most ob- lew- They hold to no kind of exclustveness that jectionable featuiea of Pupery, and consistency rle-j would keep them from' entering into any righteous uiands that we hoist the banner ot ruseyism, repent ; combination to overthrow the monster slavery. Who of iur wanderings, and humbly ask for shelter under me wing of holy Mother, the mother was living, knowing my interest in the cause aud truly sympathizing with her in her the provision professedly I distress, sent her to me. to draw 110 a suhsw-m. securing the interests of Freedom above 38 I-2 'tion paper for her, that she might raise the mon-degrees, is totally futile a mere dead letter; and1 ey. But" here I could give her no encourage-if Slavery do not make headway in the territory 1 ment. I told her that the friends of the slaveiu north of that line, it will not be because of any this city, who are but a small number, were wed- icgai proiiiomon, Dut ot natural obstacles. ry ot the constant applications of this kind made :0 Q et -irn nA l..;...J .... -I 01 u.u .a h.uL, unu un.igiuio waiiiicu as slaves ov i i i .1 n . the law of the State. The gentleman with whom ! ?e 7", -hf " We"' fomard' !.... . . .- "ariveu again, out am not iiv at me. ai quick into the cellar kitchen, where my children I siept, ana iaia down alongside ot their straw bed. j In about fifteen minutes went up into the house, "The American Clergy and the Times." The above is the subject of a stirring address, filled with noble sentiments, well expressed,delivered before the Allumni of Oberlin Institute at their late anniversary, by the Rev. John Todd of Ohio. , - The subject is one of immense importance.arid should also receive attention of all, christians and ministers at least. What do the times on which we have fallen demand of ministers? What must the American clergy be and what must they do in order to meet the exigencies of the times? These are questions we have otten thought of answering in our own way, but we will let Mr. Toud speak. , ; o After speaking of fervent piety, untiring vigilance and devotion to truth as pre-eminently important, he thus "discourseth., , , ;. --,'-. ; ' ;,; ; 4. The Christian minister is, by virtue nf his call ing, a warior tor lite. , To throw down arms and relin quish the contest, is treason against heaven, He - "Armed himself in panoply complete - Of heavenly temper, furnishes with arms A ' i: - Bright as his otvri, and trains, by every rule ' "' : Of holy discipline, to glorious war, ; 4 ! " ' p The sacramental host of God's elect." ' The faithful minister is not a private, but a leader in heaven's legions, commissioned to wage eternal war against the powers of darkness. This war is aggressive as well as defensive.' Not satisfied with territory aiready gained, the Christian soldier is to push Ins con quests until the kingdoms 01 this world become the- Bingduuis of our Lord. JNo truce is to bo entered tip-on, nur terms of peace offered, except unconditional submission to God. It becomps tlie Christian warrior to beware of wily Gibeonites, who, by desception would obtain a league to shield them from the doom of common foes. Sin is sin, and, whether, it appear 111 open nosiuuy, or lie eoncealeo in "organic," ambush, our great Captain has doomed it to utter extiriiiinati-.m, and ev;ry faithful soldier wiil faithfully and fnarli-ssly All weapons, whether shield or spear, Be War ...... In the abscence of any reliable information respect ing our army in Mexico, we omit to fill our co'umns with surmises and vague rumors. In truth, the Mexi can territory is so thickly infested with guerrilla parties, that our news bearers cannot get a pass. That Gea Scott is in the eity, there is little doubt; but his real situation, and that of the enemy, and the loss on both sides, is yet to be learned. f The Washington Union is sonfident that the rumors that Gen Worth, Pillu w and Smith are killed, are in- corect. . . It is reported that at a meeting of the Cabinet at Washington on Tuesday of last week, it was resolved to resall Mr. Trist from Mexico, and call out soldiers at once to the number of 50.000 that number being the full amount authorized by Congress. We may have seen as yet but the beginning of this war.. , ,. , .. . New Hampshire. The Liberty and Independent Democratic parties held their State Convention at Concord last week. Ii was a larfje and enthusiastic convention Judge Berrj was renominated for Governor. A resolution was passed by acclamation recommending John P Hale as 0 candidate tjt the Presidency, ; - , For the Freeman. The Kaw-Meudi Mission. The October number of the American Missionary has come to hand, bringing intelligence deeply afflictive to all the friends of the mission at Kaw-Mendi. Mr, Thomas Garrick, who went from Philadelphia last winter, and joined Air. Raymond's mission, and from whose valuable life I had hoped for much good to that dark land, is tuddenly removed by death! Mr. Raymond is again left alone with all the labors and responsibilities of the mission upon him. The country all around him is involved in the horrors of war. All the villages in the vicinity are consumed, by the war-demon. The mission has boldly maintained anti-slavery and peace principles amidst the general rage, and the mission village alone is permitted to stand, "a column amidst a scene of ruins." Mr Raymond has a school of 105 children under his care. He must instruct and provide for them, or see them turned out houseless orphans, to be devoured by the ravages of war. This he cannot do ; humanity forbids it. the mission is doing vast good. All parties around him have erfect confidence in Mr. Raymond, and often put their children and goods under his care, that his name may be a shield to them from the devouring sword. Will not the friends of a mission planted on such principles, 'and exerting an influence so salutary on the destinies of Africa, remember iVir. Raymond in a way that will hold up his hands in this the day of his trial ? If any friends will entrust to me their contributions within ten days, I will see that it is immediately forwarded to the missionary. -, E. J.COMINGS. : Montpelier, Oct. 14. - . , 1 For tlie Green Mountain Freeman. An Appeal U Honest Men. BY A CLERGYMAN OF VT. execute orders. atrain. hut did nm ( , oj r ur nrear,"s u"d s,vord' oe grounded, and every ,1,' "11 . 1 Yv ' ""u'm, , hostile attitude abandoned.. The Christian Minister :"-ii . 1' T , ... 10 see u an were asieep, ana 1 heard " master" snoring. 1 Jhen went down and waked up the children, and told them not to speak a word I got on their clothes as soon as I could, and fear- uiust be progressively aggressive until all enemies are sjuuued lietore the Jfrmce ot Peace. 5. Aloial Courage cannot be dispensed with in a Christiau minister. It is rot the daring necessary to maintain a palpable absurdity against the enligheued reason of a world, but the courage needed to rebuke sin wherever found: in high places as well as low, among rich as well as Door. in rnlura as wll nmh. ill this fourth act of the Government, n regard to them: and that manv w.old nt ; fr,,, i " " n uj uis uoor me nogs Woum ,ects, -that boldness which i-uvh,s not yuu;re,,n. to slavery, we find it carelessly or wickedly aban-' principle, as they felt it to be aeknowied uncr thei , agalni , , rmmed S0-0"1 b7 the back, able and strongly lortitied systems of iniquity, nor ming, in toto, its Anti-Slavery policy yield-, right of the slaveholder to hold man as property 1 j , 1 "Tc"cu; 1 gl "P "n g all to slavery, securing nothing to liberty. un-I and mviirj him that to which he h. r,X r 1-thewmd si" to t lke outihe "a 'and as I was .... . - . . . . . " ' I . O &.,, ; donin in less, indeed, we may except the virtual assertion told her, too, that though I had frequently given !P ,3 PWd . Y 2 ' defend me and of the right of Congress,still recognized even in ! myself in such cases, 1 did not like to dolt asl! T defr)c1hl,d,ren;h's "lght ! I commit myself and ::!"i!''nPrraise- control cruras the slaveholder was concerned ; for that. ndUST' uaoot we cucuuuii 01 slavery,, - with the same RALLYING OF THE SOUTH! THE WILMOT PROVISO IN ALABAMA. A meeting of the citizens of Ejfaula and its vicinity has lately been held, at which the follow ing resolutions, introduced by J. Berford, Esq, money he might buy rea, and thus that her afflictions would merely De transterrea to another mother. Asl talked thus with her, her countenance fell, the tears ran dowi her cheeks, and she looked the picture ot despair. What true mother would not feel the bitterest anguish at the thought of having her only two children torn : c 1 , c. 1 t ,. . r l uri.- ". H t ui"u ner luruver, una meet a QUom lilllillteiy of the Whig party were unanimously passed. wotse thm death? She was about to leave me. ITT I . . 1 . - " . . " fc re commena to the attention of our readers Ihe'whpn I said efii ...!..: 1 - j wuui a tarn, ic3uiui.iuu, which-we nesuaie not to say expresses our own opinion, and contains a truth which, would that the people of the South could be made to feel and believe. If we expect jus tice from others, we must be just to ourselves.-Southern Journal. - I. Resolved, unanimously, That Congress has no power to pass any laws allectins the uistitition of slavery, either directly or indirectly ; and that me passage ot any such law by Congress would be a palpable violation of the Federal Constitu. tion, subversive of the peace and harmony of the TT; ..,! A e. .... ' v.i.vii, atiu uuiauiug lo llie OOUtn. 2. Resolved, unanimously. That every new State, by the fact of admission, is endowed with powers and privileges equal to those exercised by any of Ithe original thirteen States ; among which powers, one of the chief is, the right to or ganize its political and domestic institutions according to its own sovereign will and pleasure, subject only to the qualification that its Government be not inconsistent with the idea of Republicanism, as recognised and sanctioned by the Federal Constitution. And resolved, further, that any condition of admission inconsistent with such equal "power and privilege" would be unconstitutional and null and void. 3. Resolved, unanimously, That, as members of any party, we will not vote for any man for President or Vice President whose probable policy on this paramount question we have reason to fear, unless previous to the election he will pledge himself to oppose at all times any treaty or the passage of any law by Congress affecting iiiiui .uusiy in any way me institution 01 slavery: and unless he will further pledge himself that, if elected, he will, if need be, use the vote and all other lawful means to prevent the passage of any such treaty, law, or proviso, 4. Resolved, unanimously, That on the subject matter of these resolutions the South knows no party divisions, and will be trammeled by no party considerations. 4. Resolved, unanimously, That on this question we look for safety to the principles or practice of neither of the great national parties as at present organized, save only iust so far as their conduct may be constrained by the unity, con- " Stop a moment.' Though I think it imprac ticable to raise this money in the way you designed, I will give you ten dollars with great pleasure, and as much more as is necessary, ifyou and then got out myself.- The two dorrs were there, but they only stood and looked at us, and never even growled. ' ' - " We had to go through the garden, and to get over three different fences and palings, and to go four miles to where the carriage was. But fear behind, and hope before, animated us, and we reached the carriaae about one o'clock. W drove as fast as we could towards , but not intending to go into the city, for I knew that master would be there as soon as he could tawiia tor popular tavor or salaried support.. Heaven's courageous ambassador pursues his work 'fearless of men and deviis ; unabashed By sin enthroned, or mockery of a prince, Unawed by armed legions, unsubdued By offered bribes, burning with love to souls, Unquenchable, and mindful still of his Great Charge and vast responsibility ; . High in the temple of the living God, ' He stands amidst the people, and declares Aloud the truth, the whole revealed truth, Ready to seal it with his blood.', ' - : Continued. - OUT OF NAZARETH." Many are kept from uniting with the Liberty Party although they are convinced that its principles are right, because it is so unpopular and has so much said against it. Others, in many respects hon.-st, hearing their leaders saying so much against it, and confident ly affirming that no good can ever come out of it, im bibe prejudices against the party, and thus are kept trom a lull and fair investigation of its principles, and of course cannot join it. Now to those who are " Is raelites indeed, in whom is no guile." and really be lieve no good can come out of the Liberty Party, I would say "come and sef." You may be as truly mistaken and as happily disappointed as was Nathan- ael. Had von lived in the tune of the desniaed Nm. . rene you would have heard far more said, by leading men too, rulers, lawyers and priests, against him, than you now hear against this so much despised party. And yet tint same despised person brought salvation to a lost world, and delivered millions from the bon dage of sin; and so will this game party yet deliver the millions of our despised fellow men from their chains and restore them to their heaven born fights. All true reforms are unpopular and are cried down by the influential men of the world. All reformers must expect to meet with opposition. Ifyou cannot face a little opposition we don, ask for your help. VVe want no cowards in our army. Like the Jews of old, we will send all the fainthearted to their homes lest they make others to fear likewise. Von mnqt hp willinrr tiu In these times he needs coiirnire to search for and tr snlisit fop !if whan irn in'm in AUl . : . speak the truth unawed by creeds or conferences, or f,iui. j;...i : .l: m, - j , . 'u-"- w uwuaiKo iii hub wur. 1 ne nrinni- are those who ask the Liberty party to unite with jbem? Are they the friends of this party? If so their words aod actions have belied them. '1 hey are the men who have publicly heaped nil manlier of abuse on the Liberty partyv And now they come fawning around us, saying we are your friends, come fet us unite and overthrow slavery with one effort." But we dare not trust them, especially when they say to rra "come give up your one-ideaism your ultra track exclusive course." What is this but asking us to give up our principles?. We once adopted the course of questioning men on their principles, and having received satisfactory answers, gave them our suffrage. But what was the result? Why, men who made the fairest promises before eIection,afterwards, in almost every instance, violated their artislavery principles and promises, before they would depart from the course their party pursued. But one way was left for us. This was adopted, and until we are convinced that some other way is better, we intend to pursue it." But it seems to me folly to talk about such a union. There is no intermediate step between the Liberty party and either of the other two parties. , We must either give up our principles or they must their e to form a union VVe cannot give up our principles; and the true anti-slavery men of the other parties will without hesitation come over and join us as soon as thy fully comprehend our position. OUR NEXT PRESIDENT. : I shall not attempt to speculate about who the next man shall be to fill the chief office of our nation, but I do not hesitate to give as my opinion that he will be placed in office by the Democratic party. It appears tome that there can be no doubt of this to one who takes an impartial view of the position of all the parties at the present time. No union of parties can be effected, at least before the next Presidential election. It is useless to attempt such a thing. So many have already been drawn off from the Whig party that it probably could not bring into tbe field so large a force as the Democratic party. It was defeated at the last Presidential election in a fair open field fight, with their strongest man for its leader. It is now comparatively weaker than it was then. Should they run the same candidate again, there are many who would not vote for him. Great numbers of the party have pledged themselves not to vote for ano ther slaveholder. It is true that a large number would perjure themselves and vote with the party should they nominate a slaveholder, yet quite a respectable portion,! am persuaded, would not do it. Sshould the party put up a northern man, the southern portion would go over to the Democratic party. So that which way soever the party turns, it must meet with defeat. The Democratic party will still bow down and worship Baal or any other god or demon to keep the ascendency. They will either nominate a Southern man or a Northern man with Southern principles, one whom the South can trost, and as a party will vote for him without hurting their consciences. We cannot look for anything better from such a source. The Liberty party will have a very large accession to its numbers, yet we cannot suppose that it will be able to elect its candidate at lhe next election. " -. . : THE END OP THE WHIG PARTY. " The Whig party, as such, will never elect another candidate, to fill the office of President. I have already shown why it must be defeated at the next election. Larjje numbers will then go over to the Liberty Party The anti-slavery spirit will so prevail that it will con stantly grow weaker and weaker, so that there can be no possible ground for it to hope to succeed afkr the next e.ection. A struggle will be made by some of the loading men to merge it into a Northern party But should this succeed, it must end the Whig Party. But it is hardly within the bounds of possibilities for such a party to succeed. It is more likely that after a few futile efforts to that effect, the party will generally join the Liberty paty. ' ' (To be concluded.) : lub j , , . . - rf , , i .w mere 10 uu uis Dan Ot doctors Or nivtne.4. He inil.l ho nron-ii-url ... ' linquish dearest friends, rehnouish caste, and fnrpm Ples of thls "bject are the principles of righteousness after he waked up and found the children gone i "'hdence of christian brethren. - Common daring and never be dispensed with. It is because, they Rg nin. .,. . 1 - 6. , ' I may attack error, when feebly defended and onlv hv are rirrhteniis nnH c ncrnM man' eotAonA. j ...v, o gub mj a IJUUSC JlinaOliea DV t ' : : 1 . ' , - - ' - "naanu uva- colored people, that the driver knew, within four ctled behmd the ZTZZiX Uy ! T unnShteoui Sains' "'! P miles ol- cau gci your ciuiuren wnnoui giving tne " man- k f stea er" (Andraoodistes. 1 Tun. 1 : lO.i rnt I , J , .'"lu 1 CI" ii . r.i 1 1 ! nouse ot a good Uuaker man vv . r .." ' ! all that day. The next d ,v h ana 1 Know a true man who lives about here we stayed tnrilr lis rn ndnnl thirty' a -a . 1 . n J , . , . miles from them, to whom I will give you a leu, 7 " f 'A" 'f,,e,n? V ter, and who will aid you with advice, and whom I ih. " ' a ri " " T t , 7 ",duc'P",a' I will rentiest to .rive L for ! h m. h6re We 88 7?. know. at yu' house j in J , - , . y 1 about ten o clock at nitrht. . you may need. The man who holds your chi d- ji ,i, l. 0 j , , . , . 1... .u . - ' . - , 'ch was the heroic conduct of this Chr stan icu iias no iii'iiiiu mem, cAeoi. so lur as a wick- Mrtt,M : - . , . ed and God defying law gives it to him. Thev Tl " resCm children from slavery.- w v lit ill .iii'v i.Rpii H'n m nmui rp, . . ' J "...t.v. 11.. t-uoiuiiio ui Uie liiUHUUUe QlIU Blllc 1 he next night we started, and ( ded by the wise and virtuous, requires courage of iisyivauia., 10 tne ren, rescued from AI- and are still kepi as stolen. You have a righ t 11, A nf.of th.e "P1"" 7uld'"g to them against he world, for children are com- TJlT n i '""V1"1 " manded to obey their parents in the- Lord, and ant Pn it would be deemed too ex- rmt. thf KlavphnlHnr in flip if " At tUoao wrAa . o icmaiacu ueiuru, a saw me moiner ana tia ..,,tr,0 k;u a j u would think of it, aTidlet me know, in a few ,1 "T J ast .July- A he, '"r Had ob-days, her determination. Three days after, she .'. " ?,lch.W.rk a9 she coul.d d? at exc.olle,lt called on me as she had nromise.d. Sh ,niH "a' a m ,l,e "r ere at scn, learning to . . . ' . - "w read anrt rbw i in iw.r., - nit .1.- triends had dissuaded ber from going, as it would m,i,. . -,l . 1 i ' B,lm "us be attended with so much dan-rer ; but, Blhe ZlZl " M ? gratitude in ,r 1.. ... ... r r -. .', 1 her eyes, Mary can already sav hnr n h nh x am resoivea o go; .or 1 win eitner rescue and Ve9ter(Jav .u' hpmm i h',."7 V rj. ' my children Irom slavery, or perish with them m'.mir( ai , (k ri rTu ".j"" V8"1 1 . r . ., '"smart. Aliy the God of the wid-iw, of the f ith- I then sat down and wrote the letter I prom ised her to my friend, arranged other matters. gave her the letter, and she left me with a joyous, yet trembling heart, promising to write me now sne succeeded. A week elapsed, and I heard not from her. I became a little anxious, and you may well suppose that she was the sub ject of my prayers. . Another week passed, and still no news from her. In the meantime, one of her friends here came to my house every day to learn some tidings from her, but I could give none. I wrote to the gentleman to whom I had given her a letter, and from whom I might get an answer in three or four days. These days came ana passed, ana no intelligence from either. erless, and of the oppressed, ever bless them. Yours for the slave, C. D. C. It waa the last of Junn. Fire. On Saturday last, the Siarch Factor ton, owned by Messrs. Strong. Jewott, was consumed by fire. It originated in one of the arches. We unuerstana tnat toe ttocK on hand and most of the machinery was saved. Loss estimated at about $100U. 110 insurance. posed by wicked designing demagogues. A thorough high order. - 1 unbiassed examination of tha whnle anhipi-t will n.,n. 7.- la the execution of his ministry the ambassador vince any one that this is the case. Some men whose Zn n Z ,h 3 IT, -slavery principles press hard on thrir consciences. may come and take of the waters of life freclv." and yet arb not willing to identify themselves with a since the condition of reconciliation is the abandon- Party tney have so much hated and villified. are now mem ot every n i, the minister of Christ is under the trying to climb up into heaven some other way," nlliaest COOCeiV'ab e uhlirntinna rrir almiH i.n1 on.M ...... . . - not anysin. Noadopted creed," ccfe civil relation, no deference to established customs or A NORTHERN PARTY. laws can release? from this obligation. Suppose the out why form a nonhern party ? Why? I have, I sin of Intemperance is contemplated. It is fashionable honestly believe, already given the truereason. Pride con and ,e ' ' heT. JJi W,U to to their assumed are dependent upon the custom ; the laws encourage d'Snity and importance. It looks to me however, nar- . u.anoi , nie stiperaounaant oounties ot heaven can rovT minaeu, seinsn and mean, to form such a party. A tteTto K "fUSe cannot stand, its princi it is his duty to provide, be driven awav as ,,tat. ples tnen are ieatM to our government, I do not from society. What then ? Shall his lips be sealed, W1811 t0 8ee tne Nortn arrayed against the South. and his mouth dumb, when God's word has clearly an Tfaey are twin sisters ; why should any one desire to Gk wLtt fs'tte of r the'" at vafanr ,ead tl,em ,o attempt to dea- his high trust would dare to Zllt -il Ve Xltive? try an;l,er? Wa Want no 9ectional Pa"y Who that, with the word of God for his guide, exam-' our nat,on- 1 8m iust as willing to unite with my ines for himwlf the cousps which led to the existing. Southern brother as with my Northern brother in any Mexican war, can tor a moment juatity the shedding good e.iterprize. Must f say to my brother because of blood in such an infamous and damnable atrife? k.. i. . o .., i . i DeCdU'" Where is the minister of the Gospel so ignorant of I , a " and. U,X0D ' llne' - "f"" w jvm mm win iitivw nu union wun you Death at Table. We learn that nn Mnlnr Allan r.C ivuimtiu, was sitting at tea in the (Stage House in that town, on Wednesday evening of last week, he was observed, by a man sitting opposite, to exhibit siwm of fiuntness; o much go that it waa Hm1 nun. At .. ' . .. ilni.nntMnl.ln. . t. . I n . i . . .. - ..ij aiiiiuiy was greai, as you may well suppose, i- ' " luuc- me way rrom,the Dm rp... .1 .1 . 4. J ll Mnffrnnm 1 - A1lnn j . i wouaysmore elapsed ; it was Saturday, and still no news; when at ten o'clock that nmht just as I had taken my candle to go up to bed, I heard a carriage stop at my door, and immedi' ing room Mr. Allen crasned twip.p. and ..n Manu:. the bprf. lif an. Bw..n nr. ..i . . . .. ..... ,B utiaursiano tnat the deceased was about sixty yeartofago; had been an industrious, temperate, respectable man, and was a member of the Congregational Church in Rutland. the spirit of his Master as to dream that He possesses an attribute which can side with nllr nutinn in anth a contest? True, our President and his cabinet, our national legislature, and some nf mir Ktatn lo.ri.u.,,. and thousands of our fellow citizens sutsain this most But this I must say, on the principles of a Northern party ! I think I might very safely gay that it is the design of some of the leading advocates of guch a unjuslfiable aggression upon our neighbors' rights. But par,y' t0 get Promotod y their efforts to a seat in the what avails all thin? Mi.i tko 0,..l,,.na.l... r n, King of Kings bow and cringe before this monstrous iniquity, because it happens to ba favored by the high and the many? Strange principle of human conduct . .uum uamei nave known it, he might have escaped the terrors of the lion's den. The martyred saints might have been saved to serve the race, and the holy Mother church have blessed the world with harmony and peace. Instead nf m.rmiitin,. ihn un.;Kin. of Conservatives to be tortured by heresies, and divisions, and coiitentmns.thig quieting and peaceful princi- lne wuuiu nave stereotyped and sealed immutably tin-religious sentiments of the world centurieg ago! and rendered them immutable againgt all the attackg of Lnthor, and Ztvingle, and Knox, and Wesley, and presidential chair, or get some (rood berth about it. It certainly cannot be its design to abolish slavery: for we already have a well organized party for that purpose, and as gome choose to say, for no other purpose. This party is not a sectional northern party.but a national one. Its object is not to array one section against another, but unite all as a band of brothers against all injustice and oppression. Those who design then to unite against slavery will join this party. But nearly akin to the principles of a northern party, are those advocated to promote, A UNION OF PARTIEa - Anti-slavery men are opposed to no union that can Forthe Green Muunt-iin Freeman, Shock in;; Murder. Waterville, Maine, Oct 2, 18-17 Mr. Poland : -Dear Sir one of the most atrocious and cold-blooded murders tooK place here last night that has ever been heard of in this region. The young man's name was Edwin Matthews, of this place, who had just taken $1,500 out of the Ticonic Bank, which, with $300 of bis own, and $30 he borrowed, (making in all, $2,000,) he told the man of whom he borrowed the money, he was going to lend to two men ten days, and they were to give him five hundred dol lars for the use of it. He was last seen alive last evening, about half past 9 o'clock, at the corner of the street, talking with two mm, in cloaks. He was found this morning, about7 o'clock, by a Mr. Shorev. back of his store, in his wood-house looked as though he died in great agony. He was bruised but little two gashes on his head, one just into his hair, and the oth er a little back of it. His pocket was cut, (his pants pocket, clear through into his flesh,) his money taken, together with a gold watch and chain. No clae has yet been obtained to the murderers. Great excitment Prevails- E. II. KILBOURN. P . 8. The watch and part of the money has been obtained. ' .' - -, , (Jcneral Ilcms. . Gen. Tayhr, The Albany Evening Journal, whirr, speaking of Gen. Taylor's prospects, gays: "It cannot be denied that Gen.Tavlnr'a P0;.l-t:.i letters are puttinp; a new face UDon thin. H I. certainly not as strong as he as; and we are not now prepared to say that the old veteran may not write the people into some serious as to his fitness for rresident. Jlees of Great Men. John Qnin Adama !a tha Nestor of our distimruislien men. Ho la vi ,,ia Henry Clay is 70. Van Buren, Johnson, Cass and Webster, ginsnlarlv enough, were born in l'ia year, and are 65 yenrg old. Polk and Tyler are 57. uaiias, oa. lien. 1 aylor is about h'0. Temperance Excrtiom among the Catholics. A tem perance gociety on the thtal abstinence principle, connected with one of the Reman Catholic churches of New York, has not only relieved the destitute in their society the past year, but have deposited $600 in a bank for future use. This speaks well for the promotion of temperance among them, and the example miffht b favorably followed in other places, where the Irish population is large. New Hampshire nd Missouri have deniimnted tfi 25th of November, as the day of thanksgiving. Hope all will follow suit. , TheGrang Ligne Mission in Canada under the charge of Madame Feller contimiea to prosper. Railroad in South Jlmtrica. A law has bten passed in Valparaiso, authorizing lhe construction oa railroad from Valparaiso to Santiago. The charter is for eighty years the government guarantee an intereat ofhvepercentonthe capital of $6,000,000 for tea years. TAe Vermont Company. The following is a Mat of the officers and privatea with their residences, of Company D. wounded in the late bnttlec . 3d Lt. Win. A. New.nan, left arm cut off, Strafford Vt.; Corp. L. M. Grout, ali)ihtly, Barre Vt.; Privateg, Thos. Beedle, geverly, Lebanon N. H.j Chng. Getting, do., Albany N. York; Samuel P. Hall, glightly, Danby "t.j John Morria, do., Rutland Vt.j Wesson Sowle, do. Dorset Vt.; Mercellug L Wright, do.; Ludlow Vt

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