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   Charlottesville Christian Intelligencer (Newspaper) - June 30, 1845, Charlottesville, Virginia                                 “He that ansvvereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and Bhs»e unto kim.”— Solomon.  TOIi. II*  'CHARLOTTËSVILLE, A.Î4Ï5EÜIAUÏÆ COUNTY* -VIRGINIA,    J.ÇKE SO, «84«.  EUnBCTiwwBin umiu 11 , i.arauar.gnniiriUTu  EDITED BY JAMES W. Ü0SS.  T£RMS:-i. TJie Ciikis»ti»h Istci-iioemceii is i»*ued Semi-Montidy, at TWO, DOHA US per aiinu:«, payableiu advancc. The volume will oomprhe tweuty-four numbers.  ft. All Cldcrsand EvangeUsU are authorised Agents, and tho Editor requests others friendly to the wort, to forward the name» of subscribers, and tcmit monies.  3^: Alt «otntAunioattoo* must bo post-paid, to ro «oivofcUeatioo.  4. No paper 1  ¿«continued, except at the option of  , tho Editor, till all arrearages ore paid up.  S< ,P»st Master* are authorised to forward the «»me* of «ubtcriber*, and remit duty, free of postage.  ApreRTiieMs.vTS inserted at the usual rate*. Wecill the «nentidn of persons hnmnc land* for »lie, and p*r*on4 wishing to advertise Schools paittiulvtly, to the facilities, which thin paper fur-jkitheA, ** ¡it* circulation in Viriiinia, ii general, fto»* i '  ■.mesmm  /SELECTIONS.  i-*ti r—t~r  -- --------IT----------- -----------r*-* ■■■— ■ -------;----------------------  From UK* Harbinger.  tHE THOM ^ITES rnaua! A. CAMP-' ;    BELL. - •  TJbe Aillowing docuotont will show, in '#»«1 Wbatyinanuer of »pith aniimuos the aoiami soub of our materialhl friend», uni* der whoaeGouiisels aud with whose con-curieiice, it1»alleged, Mr. Magruder a«»u_;iit‘ the vengcance of the law, under the protest iliat i bad. mostgrievously injured his «nintaterial character in my notice oi' hi.' proceeding» Ji* the Baltimore Lord’«. Day Con*ciition. Thu organ of this little tri-UinVirute, Culled “ The Jferald ofI lie Future    (tif nialedicti 1», 1  : ji're#uii«}) true |o itsoWn spirit, have endeavi>red to croute the apiMonthat 1 conceded, nr took back, what i l^d «aid concerning the port ami beartug vi Me. -Magruder.in said meeting, ■under the threat» oi the penalties «1 the J^'. 1 now, tnerefore, Jay the whole sub-jectbeiore my reader, that 1  1 bey may see with Uieirown eyes, 1 hat while desiring a-« much a» in .me is, according to; paiil, *• to JiTO pttttcctibty wi.h all men,’’ Jhart nut re -traded out word nor conceded one item that J hues *6tr written or spuken on th§ subject of Ah'. Magruder. Our principles are defensive, u<ji utteuoiyc. 1 have never Mn*d anytnanou airyiiccouniin my lile, though let* ittuii of the pitsent day have had more justifiable reason») of ail sorts, and especial"  . if in the department "of blander. My views ond £har.icjer have been slandered in the ii»o«t yruss' and libellous etyIt:; but 1 leave ths- atijiistiiMitit o! ihesti iiutner'j to II1111 ;vh<> rigtiicoualy, and \vlt«r will clear up a<l liic-a« taaticrs iu tlie filial jiidg'nVKUt.-— ■■■May the Lord-hitve hH’roy upon all tha;ii in that day why kavo sought, to injure me in aiiy vvay whatever !  v 1 fe«! myself obliged id do ttetf 'i!iii>g, *tUion in honor l ean d<*, to avoid all occm-eioti «vr^sach’pr»<ceediiigs; biit in ibt* case now relatod 1 have nut ijue «'uni lhai I had . «ither writteu ojt njjokiiu oi' Mr. Al. or his juocccdiiigii that I could retract.  MV, ;  Magruder is a lawyer. Unless he liaWx'.rifceBtlf received ministerial office from- Du« inr Thoms*» or his irn-uda, he ha.s now uejther «piritual ofiice nur cure known to mo o^r (he broad earth—a month-Jy dwuuu |o nume twu faii/Hi?* in: tlie iaountnuis uf V irgiitia, called “ Free Union Church,”, cau be ao deuon.inated. They ar«i a very i-'tiKu comuiujuty/n<# doubt; aitu probablyV lutie lax With their orator ¡1; al-¡n\Viug hi»v to dpetid three Lord’s days ai home, or abroad, lur every one he spends with them. Thetr union, then, is perfect!) VREii*--a union without-obligation. Of all unions, a cuee union is the nii)bt c(<nve-uiotit attd commodtout;' sort of ai«sociatioti.!  As ijr. Thdm^i- jiublicly declared hitn> a»!f not of us, atid jatiuouuced hid intcn-«*oof^;wiai«t.' fM cm I .il.UiMM!f r  of forming a new inaulution un his nuw theories, and ^iue ; to Virgima.for this purpose j and an , arrival,iu Charlotte&viUe was announced to. take place soot» a|W^ ,«i>y d!tfj*arture, he tnajr have organiijed foiuetiuug iu that place: cspectally.as iir. Magruder, uwuttiug Inn arrival, had not; therc ¿mbliciy spoken on tho    of leligiou smce his exclusion  from thexhurcb. But. oi this I ath uot m-ibrmcd.  ... therefore, have not injured him in his a^>intual cure, nor in his legal profession ; a«d.oti;readitiir and considering ail that I hste learned ihitn the persons who \viino.io-«d his-demeanor, aud tcom tho Eilitora-that  ■    in that body, a* exhibited^ yp tbp foHowing pagt?s, I am at » loss, to imagine on what account Mr. M. could claim §li,UOl) worih of injury done him. by tny publishing What was witnessed by filteen liuudred persons, and printed iu Marybud, JVew York, Pennsylvania, and read iia Virtjima, &.c. Did he c»insider huitsdtf so much aggrieved und iiijured hy bfeifiif atttiouaced’ as not one of us ! Tin?. i# ioo Uigh a cumpluuetit to our reputation! Ha# he lost atiy good name of use to Intii Aa.a.lawycr oir a titizen worth 1^,000 dol-iftW,! If so. l comprehend it not. But the imtlt isji otlwr) objects are sought ; and I, «f all persons who uoticed hun, must be  .o cnadi»’ tl»& trictiia of w prosecution. The p«r«iunt that. roiinstered to tho whole ai%ir, and that carried hfa coniinuuicatious to me, were atnougi^ iho personal friends of Dr. Thoma*, And, therefore, it was all a retail-!. ator]F’«eM««tu<ei." ■  1> am» now- informedj since writing the following article and since it was in type, tlitt the suit w is not, dismissed' according t<Vngreement~»tlial it was coutinned, till :t would, bo seen what nottce i sbould take of tho whole jmiceeding*/ Well, i have lul-tlHed all the conditions, and now we shall see what faitli is iu thu parlies. It was no eoudition that I shyuld retract any thing I have ha id. 1 havettothe letter, luifi?ludall tho condiiious.    )  It in, moreover, the f«w scattering adhe-petit* of '• the mortality of the soul’ 1 ’ \vh«»  ■    *f* fcnmly disierninatiiy the fabrication that J v.*i»s compelled to do by xivtl process,  ; i would tiot have doue without it. In  deed, threats Iuitc heen hold out from some of that pa ty, lhat for my notice* of tiu’iu I may yet bo proseciiieil. Well, b: it so.-~ W lieu men sue Christians at the law, they are put under an.inhibition of not suing a-It is in reiereuce to this cas • our Lord command* us tu turn the other cheek, and i t give the remaining mantle,  I have published his letter and Mj - . Lrni-mon’s leitor, and ail the documents touch* ing the procedure had in tlie case, that the public may see w hat pan I lune actgil, and the reasons why I have so acted on this uc-f cat-ion. ;  Any man may sue another at the law under pretence of injury sustained. Paul himself was sued; most of the Apostles were imprisoned or banished , and the Sa* Tjour himself was pro'secult d by t wo court.-«; lir.-t, that-of Annas and Cai.iplia^ and then lhat of P«»ntius Pilate. I am, indeed, in good company, and 1 care just as little for the persecution of any one oi -  that clique as t now care for Dr. Sleigh, who, after jte had Mied me, ran aw y to lin^land, whence he came, (earful ,*d tlie consequences of his owiiAvieked ways--.thi* reward which his. own guilty conscience anticipated.  A. C.  liROSECUTlOJy, IP NOT PURSE-CUTiO.y; FOR RIGHTEOUS- ■ NESS’ SAKE.  It will be recollected by most of onr renders iliat a certain “ National Couveutiijn” was held in Bibimore during the last week <>f .November, ■ IS44, called "the lytrd's dap Conventionfor tlie most important objci-tof promoting a tnore scriptural ol>-s« j rvaiice of the Lord’s day aino-ngst all Christian communit es. At this coiiven-fion.a certain Allan B. Magruder, Esq., of Charlottesville, Virginia, acted a conspicuous putt in endeavoring to enlighten I be Convention t»n the ddTerence between the Jewish and Patriarchal Sabbath mid the Lord’s Day. In this movement, if not so-I,ci;i>d by Mr. Hicjiard Lemniou to attend there, he was aided i>y -him iu some einiea-vors to ellect that obj ct. Having nlre uly latd before our read rs, with exprt-ssions o; approbation, an article Irom^the pen of Mf. Leiumon on the sanctiticiiiion of the Lord’» Day, we ,cannot be 'supposed to dissent from ih"se views in any ■ remarks which have appeared «)ii onr pages, or any where «ilse, upon the course pursued by one or both.ol these gentlemen during *be sessions of that vtmerabU and learned Coiivention. The v views entertained and expressed in that d|ocumuui are our own views, clearly, and fiiily tleveloped in the . Christian Bap-\ist. 11 was, then; the course pursued by Mr. M igrudef bi tliat body,- which elicited Irouime any noiioe of him whatever, if that course'did make or leave the impression that himself or Lemmou was opposed to the sanctiiicatioii of the Lotd’s Day. or to 'ji tuore sciipturai «ib. e> vance of Wha» stUiie imiiroperly call the *‘ Christian Sab-Mth," and if-they were regarded its advocating our sentiments, views, or practice, &. in a manner by us approbated, we felt jit a solemn duty, however painful, to say of h.ni who |irocured liir himself so much odium, and tor his catrse and profession, to declare »hat he was iioi oue of us. Tlits wo did ai little more than a single page, $3 appear# iu the January number of the Millennial Harbinger,. p. iiS. In doing tliis we did but discharge a duty wo owe to the Christian community; to which we belong, iu the peculiar relation sustained by us to them.*— This-called, for a Jetter from'Mr. Magruder, expressed in such terms as were hi our op nion, ,uu>¥orlhy of a place on our pages. IV«}, however, gave the t>ub.-iance ol it, as the reader may see, by comparing J,lie letter itself with that summary, l<>utid 011 p. 133. This, .it seems, provok« d a series ol retaliatory measures of a viud.ciivc character. The Religious Herald was solicited to open its pages to hi.si fultHiua.iions against us. It consented, odering to me a space for reply.  I protuised to repiy when leisure favored, provided his allegations were worthy of response. Meantime, while in Richmond, utile No. 1, was addressed to me, which, wulkthe details following, 1 shall now’ hasten to lay before the pub.ic, interspersing my comments, or reserving them for the close, as prudence and propriety may seem to require:  Exchange Hotkl, Richmond, Va., March ¿i>, 18-15.  Jfjfr. A. Campbell - Sir—'i’lie imsrepro-sentatious contained iu an editorial art-clo styled “The Lord’s Day Convention,” which appeared in your “ Harbinger” for January last, being ol a charac er highly injurious to me, on the i30(li of the same mouth I addressed to you h respectful nuio, 'designed to coirect the errors, in question, and ieques(ing its .early insertion iu your p. per. .  1 it lhe March number of your periodical yon allude to the receipt of my letter of the 30ih January ; bu.t instead of spreading it before your readers, as my drfcuvt to your statements, {which I had every right to expect you to do.) you re-iierated the injurious and erroneous charges originally complained ol, in a miiuuermore Jtlifiisive than was thoir promulgation iu the fir»iitisiam c.  Resolved not to submit in silence to these aggressions, yet-walbtig to afford to you ev-ry opportunity to rcpair iliu injury you have uirticied, I setid you herewi.h the un>oliei!-ed testimony, in relutatndi of your charges, of an^je-wiiness of my entue c<iur.'e on ihc- occ&siou of'the hue Convemion at Baltimore. It is contained in the accompany-mg extvact of.a letter from Mr. Richard Lemmon, who i& well known to you as a Ch'isiian genilcman of approved probtt) and veracity.  Claiming the ri^ht to be heaid by tho^e before whom I have been as-sa.led, i respectfully request that my letter to you of the 30th January, a copy, of which 1 her«* sond, with the testimony of Mr. Lemmon and this note, may be speedily inserted in the Mc4li?unial Harbinger.  1 hope you'may liud it convenient to re-  i-  ply in writing to this request, in the course of the day.  With all proper respect, vours.  ALLAN B. iMAGRUDER.  Richmond, March 29, 1845.  ¿2. B. Mng> U ¡er, Esq.—Si/—Being oil the pvo ol my departure frmn this cny to Ceorgia, <>n a tour of labor for some weeks and having understood that the accompa-iiying documents, now returned to you, are already'iu type in this city and to appear in .print-in a few d«ys, 1 preler to await, their n|>Dearance before 1 decide what course to pur-oe in this affair Being also informed tliat space will be allowed lo me in the same columns ro respond lo any thing you rîiaÿ wriie, so far as I may regard y our coin* tpuuication worthy of a response ; it is most exped eni, (should I think the subject worthy of my hot ce,) that uiy reply shoind ajipenr in tne journal which you have already olioien aà the medium of your assault upon me.  With kind wishes, I remain-,  with all due respect, jour friemf,  A. CAMPBELL.  Rjciimond, March 31, 184&.  Jllr.Jl. Campbell'^-fiir\—if the pililtca-tiou iirthe paper in this city, (to w hich yoi> refer in your note to me of the ~‘Jth mst.) beany obstacle iu the way of y«mr iirt-eri-ing niy defence (the document aent) in y«ur Harbinger, that publication will bo j»up-pressed ; pvitviileJ you will a^roe piomptly to lay my letters to yotr and.Mr. Leiumuu’s staiemeut before your readers.  Aui answer in .writ ing is requested.  Yours, ¿Sic.,  ■’ A. B. MS AG-RUDER.  Richmond,. March 31, 1845. ‘   ;  A. R. Mugpudtr, Esq.—ilii'—Not desi-fing in any way to uijuru any man, neither ! in'appearance nor iu tact : and although havif alteiKly given tile ¡substance ol your dtiience, if it, will be any graiificatiou to you,’although it should be of l.tile or no interest to.my renders, i will insert in lhe Harbinger your leitei of March 30th, w,ih such reiereuce to Mr. R. Ltinnnon’s communication as. will exhibit your proper altitude in the affair.  Yours, &c. t   , A. CAMPBELL.  In less than two hours after the delivery ol said note to Mr. Magruder. and just when preparing to. start in the rail road cars lor Georgia, a writ was presented me by the Sheriff,, informing me that Mr. Magruder regarded his character minus TWklye .thousand »oi.lakb, because of my notice .of hts appeaiance iu the L rd's D»y Convention, nr-that he should, be damaged in his good name to the full amount of twelve thousand do lara, if I did not publish Mr. Lemmon’s w hole letter explanatory of bis proper altitude in that grave and venerable a.'sisinbiy. 1 aay, Mr. L.’s whola , letter ; for I had consented to publish h& own letter to.iue and such parts of Mr.Lemmon’s let.cr'as affected his utandi <g in, the Convention without even the threat, of a suit. This all being done, still unless such parts of said letter as did not refer to hi?- slanding in the Couvetitionwere publish'd in tlie Millennial: Haibmger although published iu Mr. Sand’s Herald, arid in every other Herald of the present a^e é  and in the “ Herald of the Future Age,’’ bis reputation would suffer eleven Ihoutan l nine hull* dred and ninety-nine dullafa jiiitcly-nine cents and ten imita ! / Ol su^h tremendous power to save or ta destroy ia tha leasing out, or the insertion, of a few* sentences in the Harbinger.  Having lor ihe first time heien thus legally informed of. the immense potency of iny sentences, or of my leaving out a siiigle sentence of the epistle of Richard' Lemmon,, Esq.,, privately written to Mr. Ma-, gruder, and that too concerning a matter • f whiqh fifteen hundred delegate» to a 'Convention were witnesses, and concerning which the public^ prints had token not ice-such as the Sim,, the American Republican i\nd Baltimore D uly Clipper, of the 28th. ¿i)lh and 30th, of November lâsti I let thaiT needed legal advice^ and immediite-ly set out iu company with brethren Coleman and Heiishail to seek it. At the suggestion of those gentlemen we called on J.ime|s Lyons, Esq.. of Richmond, who immediately informed us oi the fact that he was employed by Mr. Magrutlsr—■ a fact not known to any of us. Beft»ro leav.ni hi» otfice he observed that he thoui>lit lhat there was neither reason nor moral, propriety iu such proceedings amongst good men — that the pr. fes.-nofi of law h id enough ti> do in adjusting ihe| actual wrongs wnli which the world' ubouui!.-, — and that Christian people should settlei their difficulnes in soine less otfens.i'o and exceptionable way; and that for his part, such was bis respect for religion, and religious men, that although to lii.j pecuniary interest to encourage litigation. he wonld rasher in such cases be n pacificator thun a prosecutor; and that ho thought not only that ibis difliculty ought to be adjiisicMl but that he could effect a reconciliation of tlie parlies, as reasonable and honorable men, provided we were a-greed so to-havo it adjusU'd. I a^ked him if he had seen the documents «n which, tin* suit had been instituted; On replying in the'nogative{, I handl'd him the two Harbingers containing them. After reading them iu a very pleasant mood, he repeated lits conviction that it might be all adjusted ou honorable principles. I observed that it wa« time we knew whether; as a Christian community, we had not a le^al rijrht to say of any person noteworthy of fellowship ainoriiçst us without the hazard of le-_faf peii iltiOs, that he was not so worthv.^, This was h question that ought to be deci «led as soon as possible ; and tli t for rn> part, I desired that if it were doubtful, n should he immediately decided ; and, that iherefbre. this was as suitable a time and case us any other.- He continued his kind endeavor» to induce a reconciliation, and promised that, 1 - iu two hours, we should  hear from him ; to which, as in duty bound, we thankfully consemed.  At the period promised, Mr. Lyons had the goodness lo call at brother Waller's, the place of our lodging, and there submitted to us the following proposition from Mr. Magruder:  If Mr. Campbell will publish Mr. M«rgru-ji»*r’a letter of tfae 3<Hii January, 1845, with such a synopsis of Mr. Lemmon’s «3 will correctly present his testimony as to Mr. Magruder’a conduct in the Lord’s Day Convention, accompanied by a disclaimer of any purpnti«. l t y j| r . Campbelf in his previous articles ti^eflect on the personal ch trader of Mr.^agruder, Mr. M. agrees to dismiss his suii.  ALLAN B. MAGRUDER.  March 31, '45.  After some conversation with Mr. Lyons on the words ptrsontil efmrdcter, distributing it into two departments, viz. that ol (.Vii’itiiuri and that ol citizen character, both  which make up personal: character ; i distinctly alleged that with the latter per-sohtil ch iractcr I had nothing to sav or tlo, and- nothin'.' to exjilain er retract. It was Mi. Magruder’s relations to< iho .Church, and mot to the Stat<i, I w'as* called uptui to notiie. Desiring me to iefl»-e< upon the answtsr I should return, 1m withdrew ;• and in an kour I returned to him the following:  Richmond March 31, 18-iu;  jy'r. Lyons—Dcur Sir-—Alter some re-fleciinn on the pr position yon were- ¿oo-hHgilig' to presehi as an ultimatum of h-ny iegal controversy between Mr. TU'agru-. dfer und myself, l’ vvould distinctly ; state.' to. him through yon,—that f»y own piopos-i. fion; made to Him this morning bel'ore htl had entered suit, and hplore I; knew any thins,*.of his tntcntioiis so to do, contains all that lie setmi# now to n^k. with rhe single iiddition of dfictaimer >f (tfty purposi ort wjpurl ttrreflectoJihh persnnui cluiruc-ter bi thou n<du c9. If liy pi-nmul character 'fie means his t iliztn character,I 1  ct rUiiw ly intended no such injury. 1‘ neither said, hor intended to srfy, liny thing of his stand-ing-or character in ifhy commuuuy iliaVr in that denominated the Christian church; amf, of course, any lioiire 1 rirny hereafter tiihe of this gentleman in reference to thead nuners, shall haVe e^clusive respect to hts standing in that t'hrhfian community to tchidi at’»mtime he prnf ssed la b lung.  With sentiments of mut h est< em,  T am, very respcc'fullv, your fri<?nd‘,  - A. CAMPBELL.  Richmond, M *rch 31, 1845.  My dear Sir*—Since my return from Couri T have ret eivtd your noie of this date, a:»d am happy to believe from’ it that the unfortunate difficulty botw.eenMr Mn-gruder and yoursi lf niay bo adjusted wttfi-out litigation. If ( u. .derstand your note correctly, you propose, the- note being Accepted, to publish the letter oV Mr. J^em-nion to Mr. Magruder, aud tfiat o/' Mr. Magruder lo you, uudcr date of the 30th January.  Am f right iu this interpretation of if ? If I am, it;gives me= pleasure to he able tr/ say that the dtfficulti; between Mr. Magruder and yoursed’ wd^ be terminated without further litigations That my interpretation is correct I doubt not, because I am sure you would not willingly d<» wrong, amf would not therefore dt^iiy the- privilege of defence lo one whom you had ^thought it !  your duty to censure. To publish the loiters is but to accord this privilege of defence.  With sentiments of cordial rcspect,  I am your friend. JAMES tVOXS.  Rev. A. Campdell.  ^    March 31, 1845.  My dear .Sir-Being called out- at the time your servant presented me" with your kind note of ibis evening; 1 could not acknowledge it before tins hour. I certainly in tended in my response to Mr. Magruder’s proposition, to express myself both perspicuously and definitely on the only point of difference, liis; proposition now lyiug.be-foro-me is in the words foll owing, to wit:  “ If Mr. Campbell will publish Mr. Ma-gruder’s leiier of the 30ih Junu ■ ry>- 1845, w'ith such a synopsi.s of Mr. Ltimnvou's us will oorroctly present his i/svtimony as t«> Mr. Magruder’s conduct in the Lord’s day Convention, accompanied by af disclaimer of any purpose by Mr. Campbell in his previous artdes to reflect on the personal character of Mr. Magruder, Mr. M. agrees to dismiss hii»'suit.”  The only part of this proposition to which I demurred was the disclaimer, tlie rest of‘it being substantially that winch I had myself proposed. 1 therefore take pleasure iu repeating that I will, upon my arrival at home, exactly and fully to ihe letter comply with that part of the proposition, as well as the disclaimer of,any purpose to ii jure the personal character of Mr. M., as defined in my last.  With seutusieuls of cordial respect,  Voiira trnlv,  A. CAMPBELL.  When the candid reader shall have fully considered the preceding facta and documents, he will, if 1 arn not much'mistakei^ conclude-wi>h Hie that I am fully discharged from any obligation to publi hon my pages tlie communicntibns st pulaied,;because lhe conditions onwhioh^ AIr. Magruder made the demand have beffn vioiatod by himscll. lie asked, and I conceded the space in my periodical, on the «Itstiucl ansi jd* fH»i*e promise that his and Atr.^L<?mtnou’8 letter should not appoar,-Mrtne Ruligiouw Herald (Setf his seconir^K»tc to me, dated March contrary to ihat promise and -jtSifeeineni, as it appears to inf, h* tiid afur my dep<irlur> fr<>m Jlichinonit. allow the ih>-ruin-nh withdrawn to appear ia- the Heli-¿u>ub IJtrald.* Being, then, by liia own  nets and deeds, discharged from ¡iny stich obligation, 1 am happ ly permitted to ace without compulsion ; and »hall, therefore, of my own free will and accord, give in my readers his .letter and all that he himself thought relevant to the ensp in Mr. Lemmon’s private letter to him, in attestation of his Chrisiian-like course ìli the Coventiou, In this way we shall requite our too generous calumniator. Here, then, come the docuineiils that add twelve ihous nd dollars worth of reputation to thVwell earned fame of Mr. M. :  CnAltLOtTEjjVILLB, Va.,.)  J uiuary 30; Ì845; J  Jlfr. JÌ. Campbell—Sir«—In the number nf the Hiubin^er for the^ pTe^eut moiilh, you are pleased lo aniinndverl in.no gentle terms on tny course in the late Lord’s Day Convention of Baitiiiiore, and niy religious attitude otherwise, though you do no.t tnfen-  tioit my-iiRino.--;  It isMiol my purpesc to ofler here -  any commentary on lhe spirit and temper! the tttyle, manner, &.c. of the article in question, l! niay do so.-tlvrough some othftr medium. My on'y objectv now, is to correct certain rnis-itatoinentH into which you have falbrj, in the expecìatiiiu liiat you may sufficiently revere truth nini justice to presen. my correction tò ybur rewders.    ,  I. it mnot true, that.I, “ undertook on my own hehah,” to “ appear in the Lord’s D'iy Convention.” Otr the cointrary. i was regnhirly ànd fthrtially deputed' a: delegate by the congregntion of Dwciplea of Christ, r t Free Union, in Albemarle county,, in this State,, of which it is well known I am a-member. -This appears from my credentials, wMiich w“ere presented and liied among the record^» of the Convention^ ' i,-  % It is w>i /rue, that l aasumod an attitude •* indicative of couscious superiority, and undertsiok to lash the assembly-:into a tnore scriptural! nomenclatare,.” br-that try course wn^any “ aberration from the sua~ viter ia ■ikhdo'.”Thesd chtirg.es are all dis* prove<L,hy thonhoiorions lad that 1  the ve.no-rable 1  Chairman of’ the Con wniion^ : (Hon. John Q,ivi hey'Adams, V publicly' declared t hai irty! hiiigtiagls ami man nor Mèra re-s|iectfu and ‘c»iur|eotjSj and suchWentitied me to be fujly Iteard. This- is proved by the published report of t hp procjeetiinus inserted. ¡iMhs; Ba|tii|iore Su.n,of, the.^8ih Np-veniber;. a= c«»|»y of \vbtch 1 sen«i- you here-  Wtlh. ... : ;    .  3. It is not- true, that the * !  left-handed plaudits” t<» which you refer, proceeded irom 4 ! the g?i,Uernfflj as well as.Uie floor/’ or that' tliey “ siloncod b f >tb nty-.logic and iiiy rhetoric on the occasion.” /l'lje last statement is expressly disproved by.the remark of Mr. Adams before referred, to, and the Well known fact that 1 spoke out the lull period allowed to other speakers .who participated iu the discussion. -.As: to the lokeiih of disapprobation to which you allude, they- proceeded not from the gallerie!*, but from certain persons on the floor, who would have been probably in uo manner more rcspectful to similar arguments (tho* purely scriptural)- Inid. they bee» presented by yourself'. --- - s   I offered no resolution to the Convention, as you intit»ate r  I; addressed one presented by another. I appeared iu the Convention as . a jitrra^ er of a body to which 1 had been invited, in corninoli with all Iriends of a more scriptural observance of the: Lord’s day.; If, for the crime of.urging in “courteous and respectful”; language the scriptural sanctification of the day. I was .rudely assailed by hisses, whilst I ntood tip for the authority of God’s word, (which I held in tny bandi) by those wholse “ ears were turned away, from the truth, and could not endure sound dootrine,” I derive my consola lion; from the conscious rectitude of my intentions and conduct, and can bear, unmoved, ihese reproaches of ignorance and fo'ly. With the intelligent and tlie good, they do me no harm; whilst from tho>e whoact from caprice, malice, or some bnse motive, I neither expect uur desire approbation.    ■■ ■■ ■■■■■.!  I repeat the request, that you will do me the justice to publish this correction.  Y ours, &.c.  allan B. magruder.  HG. 13.  found in all ¡là proceeding*;fe;pdering, honor or homage to the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Whilst tlie Sabbath is represented as au “ ongol of mercy ; ,” there is no voice raised, no resolution dedicated lo ihe hoiK.r of Hnn *' who huinblcd hiinsell- arid became obedient unto ithe deaffU of ;; tho cross,” in, order that uia;n mightreju^ iu the hope <if^j|^glory cl God.” \ ^ Our    attend the Lord’s.Co«*  vention, st«HRfat its object waa^  l ’tft ¡pin* mote the belfSPwbèeni&hcè? of I ho Lorij’a Day itnd, in pursuance of that object,/, nat you, as ftlr; Campbell, contrary lo « very teport whicif I have ,seen,,s>ate4 object-ed, uot only to the phraseology; but UMbe whole teuor ciTjihe résolutions ; and urged that aa vyeTtvefc^professurs.of various names, agreeing in onty one curdinal pniiciph. that the Bible'alone is; the spurçe yfi all re-ligious obligation, in order to harmony ihat iofume should furnish tîie .committee vv»th “ lull data df ail theirresolutions; audaccor-, dmgly, I offered lhe following j. '¿~j%   5  “ Resoived, T-liat the report of ige committee be rc-commitieiJ', with instruction* io present ttr this. Con veutiuU the scriujjural observance and.,obligations pf ihè :  Lord’s Day, and that the connntUeebc enlarged-by the; Chair,” ;    .......  t   This resolution, as you are aware, waa mislaid, and an iutippropriate one substituted by the uulaithlut menicjry of ihç reporters î and W I have «aid* tu another corn-muuicatiou, “ li was- for advocaiji.i^ this lesolution aiid.ihe prruciple which it recog-n-se~the fiecesoary supremacy' of * r God's VVqrd—• in language declared by the distinguished President, to.be ‘•respectful a||4 ueoorous,” thaï 1 was repeatedly called,to order, a.ud. rendered nearly inaudible by such callsaiid it was for the sainé 1  cause dial au effort was niude to hiss you down, tii contcmpi of our righfs ss delegatcs. as-sorted and Sustained by the Chair.” Kwfn at the hands of the secular reported, opposed diameirically as they' w ere ' to a.-, in religioua/faiih, it w;as not to be expecidd that any particular effort would be made to keep us clear from miapprehension. and from Ihe sectartati scribe» we expected,[ as we received, much misrepresentationi,-^-There aie, howevier,. among the latter tiico houoruble exceptions—the Baptist Advocate and the Sabbath Recorder, both of N. York, They verify fully.; the above statement, both as regards our deportment and that of the Convention, aiid directly contradict the charges so gratuitously made a-ga nst you’by Air. Campbell, 8« far! a» He accuses you of “ ttberrntionjfom CiMiitian propriety and decorum.” The more re-speciable pan of the Coiivetifiou were deeply mortified by the lgct.tliat. whilst oh e«r uart were exhibited forbearance^ ffood tem-  i -.>• - y. > • ■- ;    :: • i- - isjfc-■- .-  per, and courtesy, on the part ot onr oppy-items were displayed „intolerance, viudic-tÎveness and ç^muôr;' Several of them did not .hesitate t«ç: > maie sùçh ackqô’wr^dgé-nieiits. 'Such, too. is the alinost universal opinion of our ciyzeus who atteuded. the Çonventio^; matî^ ; of whoiri have *inca spoken tô Sic in the highest tèrins of yôtir  LETTER F8.0JÏ’ MR‘.  sp  courteous ami graceful bearing, aa well as your uuHiuching intrepidity in the cause you advocated' An old Presbyterian clargy-jiian, you remeuiber, came up to my house and introduced himself for the. purpose, he said, of: making,our peraonal acquaiutance, and was nius^l to tlo so solely by ojir conduct in the Coiiventhin, audspassed a evening with;titi ill teligtpus iuquiries and conversation. ; A delegate f’rbni if. York, a= PresbyterianJaynrau, stopped each of us, qt f  different- times in the street, for (he avowed purpose ofj making our acquaintance, and bearing his testimony to the uurightc-oui* course which..'tjbe Conveuiion. had pursued towards-us, and by three different: persons situated in places distant from each Other in the gallery, l am assured that there was not a ^single Mm or, t^* use a inorp  * The simple permission to publiih is not all; hut as if-the subscription list of the Religious  LUMMOX TO MR. MAGRtf-•DJ.lt.  BALTtMoRK, Jan. 30, 1815. t)ear brolUer J\logru4er~On Iasi Lord’s day the Haibuigor lor me current month came to hand, and 1 read lhe Editor's wanton assault upon you wjilb mingled emotions of grief mid indication. It is difli-cult to suppose that hjrwould wilfully misrepresent tu« facts in the case, however his evident hostility to yoii might lead him to draw from them unwarranted ihlereuces; yet; where lie learned that our to the proceedings o! -  tlie rdsu from the circumstance of the uiiscrip-tural phrase* “Christian Sabbath,” occur, ing, once,” orthut the hostility !of a part of the Conveiiliun was excited by any Wbiit of courtesy anti Christum deporttneni on your part, 1 cannot imagine. 1 have seeii no such misrepresentation in any sectarian paper, and yet lew of them have shown any disposition to spare us. But, if cven siich ch .rges, in so many words, should luive been found in some Presbyterian, Methodist, or" oilier sectarian organ, with wh t propriety could Mr. Campbell adopt them ? Is li« wi.ling to hate his own biography composed from such authentic souvces, or does he believe the Master’s declaration, and is he 'willing- to abide by it, “ With what 'measure you mote,it shall be measured to you a^ain ?”     r   Iu the proceedings 1  of the ConvenHon it will be sicu ihat the language of tlie first tlih e resolutions described the Sabbath in-stittiled in Eden, and cannot, agreeably to the proprieties of laugaugey bo applied' to the Lord’s day.  In faci, will) the exception of our efloit* and the shod address lu'.ly sustaining them’,  grave and dignified expression, a lingle “ hft-handeit pluudit” frotn ifie spectators. They say the reporters erred; for in the gallery there waa great indignation maui-Jeated at the clerical delegates, to ; s^rne of whom alone is chargcable thi&.shatneful viola i ion of all propriety.    ,    2 ,  ; . But,Mr. Campbell tells us he is “jmiii-fully danstruined to notice this subject on two account»;” the first, as an illnstration of the value of theauavt/er-.in;ia«i(ol,,9(’ttio great importance of paying due: issjKsct to the ;•“• ititeliigen ef const- ientiousncss, hrid prcjtidicua of society.” Having shown tliat he has squaitdered his directions as to the stiaviler in modu, and the rcspect dueto tho ••prejudices of society, where they do Hot appear to be needed, I would suggcii that they might be found applicable lo tliq party who furnished the present iiumhei^ot: the •Harbingerwith the article entitled “ Jlfe* opptisirioni thodiilii' BnUtmhtsm,    with its<Aus/«  Convention a- S pi, c iic quotations, or to liitn who has pol-luted the pages of a paper dedicated, to the puie hTtgion of the Lord Jesus, wiih tho coarse language which is found on the 3*lth page of the same number. Or does ftlf. Campbell suppose that we would have been more conformed to the correct standard of taste and benevolence, if we hatir opened our views to the Convention with the exordium on the same subject, found oi* the 1st pa uo of the Hnrbitigefpin the December number, for 18^11, as follows ; “ One ¿f our «■ldeat objections to popular and fashioHa-ble Christianity,! is its desecration of the Lord’a day,” Alas i' “why behuldest thou the motu that ts;in ihyi brother's eye, but; coiiMderest uot the beam that is- in thine ] own eye ?”  But Mr; Campbell’s second reason for; this “ painful’’ duty is, that yoa have been excluded from the Christian church in CharUittesvillej for a- similai aberratioo,” &c. 'Yen, 1 agree with him so fat. (ft>r T have cprefully exanuned the teptiinouiea fitrnished in jour pmnphU t,). tliat the eatnej •manly defence of truth ‘U<‘^ i wi>pu,ywt tit« ban of tlie utihappy eohgregatioit lottesville, and |thc in^uU^- «{ “ the Chris-  ..........  H.-nlO    l.r S ;,-,.io U3 h fci to »Si    by    ul .1.« ÎBI.Ù», church;    of A. AtjraluiJW    W  itrviniii" those let- * who is, 1 believe the oldest clergyman, in convention assembled. But tt ts posatoi*  he had some extra copies, cent ter*, .sent to him for  t ' r nm:itou:; distribution.  our  I J?*| t    » IIW w • t*'* 4 * 1 Vl  fjfJ    t \iUU> v,tl »*' U y  ,v     r  citv—thf-re is scatccly one vvor-J to. be 1 ihat he did noi know that you won* »   

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