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   American Freeman (Newspaper) - August 18, 1847, Prairieville, Wisconsin                               VOL: 3. DEVOTED TO TEMPERANCE, IdRI'CULTURE, MECHANIC ARTS, A-ND GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN; WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1847. NO. 41. AMERICAN FREEMAN, PUUL19IIRD KVfcllY WKDN KilD.t 1 1IY OLIN, P1I7M3, OO. OFFICE IN UACON BLACK BLOCK, STOIir. T E R M S Two 'lo'.UfM per year, if paid in advance, or within ihree otherwise t.venty-five in nJ lition fur every three month's ill- lay will be refjuirud. All luttorj and rumillancii sent tliruiigh mint be POST i- A in .indaddruMt- ed toOr.iv, PJ.UMII Uo COURESPONDKNCE. THE ORIGIN AND EARLY PROG- RESS OF BELO1T COLLGE. The stagi1 of progress now reached in establishing lieloit College demands ex-! the public of the spirit which originated, and the steps which have hren taken in advancing this The first promptings of this cllort came nol from tbe of the. s.i'ltlcrs of one precinct to magnify the impoilance of their own' rising village, nor from tin' covetoiisness of speculators, seeking to enhance the valuu of tbeir lands and fill their pockets wiih money, nor from the sectarian aspiralinns ofone religious to uiaki: their i ow'n in id i-ence jiretiomiinant to the exclusion iif all others. Tbe suggestion came, wo I believe, from the spit it of God, tiisl lo iho i ciiinds of Christ's mimslurs, men ho had i no local, city, or Village iutere.--ts lo pro- ni'ilc, nor an; llimj; lo be mvi sted in town j lots, ami whose love and aspirations, we. I'Ust, aro for the spread of i gospel and Ibf glory of U.id, Ihan for llie elevation of sect or parly. TliP moving spring of this rnlerpiise was, the solemn, convictions on the ininds of Godly mini-.U-rs atul laymen, that the ik'iruityh fd'icttli'in of ihts in llie oulv secuiity of a ordtied state, ea- to souml nmialiiy, lo the intcicsts of Ulirist's lh.il in order to the general education of ihe ma-s- E'.I, there nm-I bo suine minds most tlior- by the t'isciplme, and lead in tiie of literiittire and science, to be their teachers and guides all, lhal hhO'cli'dyr. and the tjiirit ofl'htu- tiniiitif are elements I'Ssenlial lo a eomplc'.c shoit llmt good, alike of Slate aivi Cliurrh, icquiio institu- tions in which He- ti'jiun shall comhi'ie their seven! princ'i pie-, in one influence, to cultivate the bc-l powers of the hiim.iti muni ftud lieait, in the highest for Ih'' noblest iirliieve- rii'iits. Tht're w as a'so a selllcil tion ibat in orji-r l> set-lire in n pnituul.it institution of learning, the religions ment e..sc lit i il 1.) i's tl ut' mil-rests, i'..si.ouiil b- und.T the anil management ol who mainly in si'iitiiueni, on th" groat principles uf tiiith anil duty. Al ibt- same time, however, it was fell tb.it in su  on errands, to drive hogs and callte from any place, hy llie offer of silver, and such bargains were often made. She once stole a man's tin cup, while in the field at work, and was making oiFwith it; nil his entreaties to regain il were un- j availing, until he offered her a picayune, when it was immediately given up and the money taken away. These and many oilier incidents ore related to us on ihe best authority, and are entitled to full credit. Ihe curious nnd philosophi- i cal may think of this relalion we know not. j Its truth cannot be Cincin- nati Commercial. India are couragcout and 'well disciplined, but its facts do not .indicate, that India is well gocerned. 'Jt ip asserted that ihe rea- sons why India dotjs not supply England with Cotton are, the distance, the want of carriage and expense, the want of carts, and tbe want (if a great artery like n railivay. Thegroweres are too-poor to send their Cotton to a distance. a fat, idiotic looking man of about twenty-one yeors of age, find would probaly weigh about two hundred. He has considerable physical power, but knows so linle how to apply it, thai he linei never done a day's work in his fife he can not without awk- wardness and difficulty cut his own meat at meals. He is an idiot, showing scarce- ly a spark of intellect, except in his strange, untaught, incomprehensible power of arith- metical compulation, and here nature seems lo have tried a mode of compensa- tion by raising him as far above the ordi- nary mind in this in every oth- er respect he falls below it. Ho lias told the product of any two num- bers under 100, as 66 times 97 the solid contents of his room from supposed data extracted the square and cube rool of any numbers where they could be found with- out decimals all far more rapidly than Ihe most expert. cipherer could do by his slate. Tne limit to his powers of calculation seems lo be only in his inability to com- prehend the language in which many ques- tions must be proposed. We believe he is a native of Kentucky. DIGNITY OF THE not the child of the beggar qualities as noble anil as much appreciated by his associates as the sous of lha does riot, his death awaken regrets and sorrows as keen and abiding, and as lacerating to ihe heart- strings of his relatives, as when the rich man's son dies? God in his doings hns been guilty ofnti such favoritism or degrad- ing puiposes, as the aristocratic would as- cribe to him. He has implanted as noble, qualities of soul, affections as'slrottg, sen- sibilities as tender, and sorrows as touching in Ihe poor as the rich, in llie low, as llie lofty. you seek out Ihe eviden- ces uf rock-based affections, of pure love, of warm friendships, or witness ihe gush- ings from deep fountains of_grief and sor- row, look into ihe habitations of the poor and the low born. There, amid the de- privations of poverty, will be found evi- dences of nob'.u thoughts, more generous impulses and tender sensibilities, than in ihe-stately mansions nf Ihe, rich and the Knickerbocker. Measure "Register! riveted, by Mr.-A.ddi.Son SfiiiXU of PeiTysuuighj-Ohio, and patented on the lOlh of June last, was exhibited to us a few clays since, and we were immt'dl- iitely impressed with its advantages and convenience in being applied for measuring clolh-and register.ng the same, in ware- houses and factoiics. There is a small cii.il at the yard's end wilh a single hand that marks by n spiing, every yard that is measured, saving the memory of the measurer to count. The hand tells each yard that has been meas- ured, to the amount of 30, and Ihe dial can be enlarged to measure any When a piece lias been folded, another spring is touched and the dial hand moves back lo the cipher, and so on. The) machinery is very simple and neat, lesembling the lace of a wa4ch. It can be put up on a counter or on the end of a where hooks are used, as in warehouses. This instrument avoids the mistakes of memory in measur- ing cloth, created by confusion or careless- Scientific American. a letter from Hiram Wilson just received, we find the follow- ing. "'1 am happy to announce tljo arrival of twenty or more ('com the Prison house of Slavery, who have passed safely through Freedom's great western Gate in- to Canada u'uiing the last three days. Both human and canine bloodhounds nre baying on their track, but to no pur- pose except to go buck as confused and disappointed fools. Is not this an occasion of gratitude and thanksgiving to God and is He not verifying promise 'Pbr the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will 1 arise saith the Lord. 1 wilt set him m safety from him that puffelh at him." H W. Ocean .Penny are happy to observe some indications of a popular sentimeat in favor of this great instrumeu- tality for fusing the notions into one peace- ful brotherhood. Wo hope all the tiers who can wield pen, will frail the in their respective localities with articles on the subject. CV Cliitrn. THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN Svmbny Times gives us some useful facts concerning India. The British, or British and East India Company's armies in India, numbered, on the 1st of January, 1847, considerably above men, nud the yearly amount of military charges for thi'ir support if stated to exceed a year, or more than half the whole public revenue. The public dept of India (which is over and above the British national dept, is four hundred millions of dollars, one-fourth of which has been incurred within the last ten years. The gross an- nual public income of India, is estimated at Before the Affgan war, the British armies in India numbered 477, exclusive of about troops, from regiments. There are thousands of European officers, nnd their appointments is a source of effective patron- age to men in power in England. In a few years, men have been added to the East India company's army, being about as many as the whole British milli- tary forces upheld elsewhere. Seven hundred British officers been appoint- ed to regi menu since The Bombay last fee farces is TUB GRAND address a- dopled at ihe large public meeting, held in Knoxville, Tenn., to nominate Gen Tay- lor for the Presidency, contains the follow- ing paragraph: We beg leave to offer one other con- sideration of transcendent Gen. Taylor should be elected wilh the unanimity we expect, he may be enabled to dispel, al least for the present, and per- haps forever, lhal dark cloud impending over the safety and integrity of the Union, arising from an improper agitation anil con- flict of extreme opinions in the .North and South, in regard to the domestic institu- tions (Slavery) of the latter Everybody knows how the South would have that cloud dispelled. The safely, Hie security, the prosperity of Slavery, is tiie only thing lhal will satisfy them. Gen. Taylor is their hopej and they do not scru- ple to say ash: rial. They can not Write was re- cently stated in Parliament, that 070.000 persons bad left the United Kingdom lot- America during the last len years. Last year alone sought a home in that distant land. AH these emigrants left rel- atives and friends- in this country, with whom they would gladly correspond, were it not for the heavy Postage. Now, if England would establish an Ocean Penny Postage, the Irish in America would prob- ably send home moire hy e v ery slefl m cr than Bow received from America, from all iotireet, ie a 0" ECCLESIASTICAL. from the Juwnal of Cotmnefce. CONGREGATIONALISM. Passing events indicate that (he polity .if this denomination, which claims lo be il e freest in the world, must come under the common discussion, and ansxver wiih otheis the charge of upholding a hierachy. The theory of Congregationalism is, as we un- derstand it, thai every local church is complele in itself, with full power without the assistance or assent of others lo per- fect ils organization and cany on its opera- tions thai il can invite, install, nnd dismiss its officers, and thai the officers are equally free lo accept, continue and resign, accoid- ing to iheii own pleasure, and that eveiv member is equally free to choose his own field of ustfulness, responsible to the asso- ciation only for a genera! deportment be- coming a Christian the per- formance of such labors as he voluntarily engages to undertake. The compulsion which requires a man to submit to tin: control of others, especially, which com- pels a patLsh accept, keep, listen to, anil support, a pastor whom they do not ap- prove, or compels a pastor to settle with or remain with a parish, when he thinks he should be more useful or more happy elsew. here, the theory of Congregationalism (ejects The Pilgrims thought lhat reli- gious liberty involved not only the right think and speak, bat tbe light to choose teachers nnd leaders in worship They did not understand how a congregation could worship according to Ihe dictates of their conscience, when obliged to listen to instructions which they deemed heretical, or to worship in any way which contra- dicted their conscience. .Notwithstanding ihese thoroughly radical nrinc'ples of inde- pendency, it lus been ihe custom of Con gregaliondlHt lo call councils at ihe st-ule- meiit and dismission of ministers, and on other occasions, wilh the oft-repealed dec- laration, however, thai these councils were only advisory in their decisions, and their public performances only suitable ceremn- nies, and not of any necessity or binding- obligation. Il was on such grounds thai Ihe polity of Congregationalism eamesomo years ngo, and uniiur peculiar circumstan- ces, beiore llie courts of Massachusetts M mis'lers whom their parishes had resolved no longer to employ, continued to tendei j Iheir services, and then brought suits for their salaries. The Supreme Court o! j th.it State declared that It was a curtain to sellle am! distiiis-s ministers by councils, and as the contract was iirlelimte us to lime, n minister who had been settled by n council could not be otherwise dismissed for lb.U by custom this had become a law. hen a minister hail been dismissed by his parish, and had declared lhal he would not consent to a mutual council, and the par- ish hart thereupon called an exparle coun- cil which detenn'ned lhal be ought to be' and was dismissed, the court held llmt he I was not, berause it was not demanded ol him at the time thai he should umle in the council. Tbe society then called another council, 113 ihe court had ordered, demand- ing of llits minister to unite- in it, wl.ich he refused; and thai Council determined as the other had done, and dismissed the min- ister for llie ihird tmio. Bui still the court held lhal he was nol dismissed, because! some of the same men were on Ihe second council that wore on the first, and this :-en- I dered its proceedings null and void foi i that a man could nol lie a jmlge w ho had already made up and declared his mind. We state these points from recollection, but they are substantially correct. Thus ihe courts of Massachusetts, while they tlisclaimoj all interference wilh ecclesias- tical affairs, and refused to inquire wether i n minister hail bruUen his contract by preaching exactly opposite doctrine from j that which he was employed to preach, did really overthrow the whole fabiic of' congregational liberty, nnd establish mu-j liml councils, which might or might not be possible lo be obtained, as ecclesiastic tri- bunals, holding the parishes and pastors in absolute contml. Under these legal dccis- ions, s.ime paiishns have, been despoiled of their estates, by ministers who refused to go away, though after being told -.kit their services were not wanted qiid would not be tolerated. Oppiessive as these sliange legal doctrines have been, it is dilhcult lo correct the mischief; for the liine of settle- ing a pastor is nol a lime when il is agree- able lo talk of, or make provision for, the i dissolution of ihfi connection. Severn! i crises have occuneci lately, in which the) doings of councils in ovei ruling the liberty j of pastors or pnnsh.es, or both, have attract- ed unusual attention. JNot many months ago, one of ihe chur- ches in Boston invited Mr. Reid, of Salis- bury, Ct to become their pastor, and he accepted the invitation but Ihe consoci- ation, which was the council in the case, nnd claimed authority, refused their assent. Not very long ago, a parish in the same neighborhood desired, wilh entire unan- imity, to msiall a particul.u minister as llieir pastor, who had accepted llieir invitation but the consociation refused their assent, and as tbe consociation claimed final juris- diction in tbe case, the wish of both mill- i.sler and people was at nought. Out of the jurisdiction of consociations, new councils would have been called, until one i was found which would perform tbecus-] tomary services of an installation. j Just now a similar result wilh that first j named has happened before a mutual coun- cil called in Ilia matter of ihe tnvitalion presented by the Church of llie Pilgrims, tj Mr. Storrs, of Brookline, near Boston Mr. Storrs, as Mr. ReiJ had done, declar- ed his clear conviction that duty required him toaccept iheinvitalion but the coun- cil in this case also refused ossent. Il is understood that the ministers were in fa- vor of dismissing Mr. Slorrs, and lha lay- men against it. In both cases the gentle- men are compelled to remain and labor, contrary to their conviclions of duty Such forced relations can hardly beezpecl- ed to last long, or be quite happy while they continue, if a minister or parish haw ioublt Tfcat aught to doce, they may well ask advice and abide by it but it is a new doetriiiR among Congrega lionalists, that councils shall compel, 01 courts compel, or anything compel, iliebe ginningor continuance of pastoral relations, when either putty is distinctly desirous of their termination nnd the [act liiat Ihesv modern proceedings do indeed over-throw: the whole Congregational plan of free ac- tion must bring up the question whether ;i new practice ought not lo be adopted which councils shall he dispensed with Certainly we should think the Puiitiin spirit of liberty mint considerably tamed, if such, absoluteness of councils long endured. MAMIRESTO Of the Presbyleriun Church of America. The tindi'isigned having been appointed by the Convention ol Cincinnati, a Com- miltu to prepare u Alimifestu, setting forth our reasons for withdraw, ing our connection from all Slaveholding and pro-Slavery Kc- cltsiustical bodies, beg leave, ill behalf ul 'heir brethren, lo subiml llie following la the candid examination of llie Christian community, and of the world 1 When ui the coarse of Uiuituu events it has become for a portion of any ecclesiastical organization, in dissolve the connection they have hilhei'to held with their brethren, inspect for the opinions uf as well us n sense of j duty to themselves, lu their brethren, lo the. world, and above all, to Almighty Cod, ri'ijuncs lhal they should 'declare the canso thai have impelled them to the separation.' Our reasons, therefore, we submit, as fol- lows: I. Thti Hopelessness of Reformation. 1. It is a well known fact, lhal the Piesbyten.in Chinch m ihe Uniled Stales i of America' has ever, to the great grief of i many ol her ers to her communion, and .n this way has ever declined, by her practice, tint slave- holding is consistent Chiisltau char- acter and profession. This has done more to sustain slave-holding, and make il repu- table, than mere civil legislation could do, and therefore involved ihe chinch in the blood and sin of lliu slaveholding system j existing in ibis country. i 2. Against that practice of the church, we, aid many who have gone In-fore us, and have lo'.'g since ceased from tbeir la- j bors, -and have eiuored into rest, piesiMi'.etl petitions and remonstrances lo tin- (.ieiieial Assomlily, since it came into existence, up to the present lime. jMany of ihese were laid on llie table, without action on them, lest the. Church should be divided by any attempt to puige her the sin of slave- holding. And when an Assembly did act, ii condemned the crime, pined anil proiei led tbo criinhml, and gave bun a good .standing in the church 3. In the providence of God, ihe fin of which w.ts Lolcrali'd and sus- tained in her communion, for the suite ol peace and numbers, becamu the means uf suniieriiig Ihe church into two bodies- The four Synods excluded by the Geiu-ial Assembly, weie bolh New School and An- queully the OKI School and Slaveholding inleiest.s wcio united. I'ie- vious lo the excluding Pi ufi'ssor Hodge, uf Pimeeton, of the Old School parly, pub- lisiloil, in thu Repository, Ills famous ailu-le against Abolitionists. During ihe Assem- bly preceding the one that excluded Ihe four Synods, this article was re-publis'l.eii nnd disli ibu'.ed amung mernbi'is of tbe Assembly, liy this the Slavi-holdiug inlertst w ns enlisieil on Ibe Old Sch.iol side. Hence llie New .School parly was almost abolished in tin; Slave Slates, while it is believed it had a major- ity in the fiee Stales. Mr. P.ummer who had been considered n New Sihoul man, was found at the head nf the Old School party, in the exc.ndmg Assomiily nnd Di. JJa.xler, on his retuin ho-iu' Itviu tlu; As- j sembly, offi led .11 excuse for bis vote, lhal by culling oil '.lie four noils, t h oy !i..d ex- cluded .ill tht Abolitionists. I'lius the Slavc-holi'.i'i" interest was tile HUMUS by which the Old SJiool parly weie eiuibled to excind the four Synods, anil div.de llie I church; and Ibal winch was f ir the sake of peace mid numbers, llie Lou! j in his judgment permitted In lenil llie boily i of tbe cliiii ch, and force out of her ball IH-I mem bets. I 4 Immediately after the division, Iho I consliliituiiial bmly bad a'mosl no interest in the Slave States, anil the first Assembly, j in tbe naiiative on the stntu o! gave at length, the nan.itiyea of a numbor j of PI I'sbyleiio.s, staling w hal ihej had done in Ihe Ann felaveiy c.iu.-e, anil we had j from tiie Assembly liie implied app'-uki- I lion of ihe Anli-Slaveiy action of the l'ios- byteries. It was confidently lb..l the few slaveholders in tl.e body could so.ui j be puiged out of it, .UK! thai the rliurch would be liberated from il e blood ami s.n ofsl.iveho'dmg Jnspiied by tins hope, many anti-slavery Pivsl.yleriaiis not only gave llieir firm adhi-reni'e lo llie conslilu- Uonal body, but yave llieir best cfiiuls lo j sustain and ilufi-ncJ H against the allncks ol its enemies. Hut before tbe meeting ol i the second Assembly, n plan was loimeil i in IS'ew 1'oilc and Philadelphia, to e.scluile from it entirely the subject o! This plan, although vigorously did nut succeed The .subject was 'argely tliscnssed, bJt the Assembly could jiot be induced lo fay that slaveholdini; i.-> fin The subject w as referred lo the low er coui is wilh llie injunction to use such as they deemed besl calculated lo remove '.he- evil. But inlo the nariiitive on the stale of religion, which might expected lo reach most of the churches, not one scnl- ence respecting slavery was periniUeil to enter. Strong ellurts were made lo get llie Assembly lo say in ihe narration, Tfif cause of the Slnsa has nal been fotgalirn, but in vain: it was rejected by a Mrons vote. The old determination of tolerating slaveholding in Ihe communion of Un- church, had gained strength since Ihe for- mer Assembly, and now displayed ilself in strong and determined action. The Piesbyiery of Ripley took sclion the resolution of the re- ferring the subject of to ihe. lower courts, and resolved not to fellowship chinch coor.s llmt toll-rated slaveholiiing in the under their care, imJ not lo admit si ivel'.oldmg mimsli'is lo theif pulpits, nor .klaveholiiers lo communion tbeir ihurch.'s. This action the next As- sembly considered similar to the exciiHliujt ncl of Ihe Old School, nnd asked ihe Ptrnt bylery to n'veisi; its This wjn nothing shoil of Ihp Pre.--lr.tery Iq. admit slaveholders to the pulpit uud tha communion.' Assembly now to ini-rense tjie sl.ivelioKlinp, interest by te- ceiving into'union Syucds- And the reef plion of every such Synod in an indirect on the pr.rt of iho As- sembly lhal shall be admitted lo communion. Can it be expected tbe Assembly, after leci'iving sluvrhohling Synods, will'deviic means to exclude The reci'ptiunof such Synods is the strong- est evidence lhal il is tiie settled policy of the Assemb'y lo loleia'.e slavery in com, m union. The cnscof Mr. sni, JcciJeil liy lasl Assembly, gives uvHlciu'i! that inch is established Air. tiialiaill puhiiihed o woik ag.iiiist in wh'cli he lli.il the Biblo justifies holiliiiir propel ly ill human hcitijja; mid lhal Slavery is- a divine instiuitioii, incor- poraled with the KinsKiul inslilutions of Clirislian systom. For this lie was n-mjl.itly charged before ihi: Presi cytery of Cmcinnali. 'J'he chaigt-e ho ttil- niitlod. us wiih the xp.epimit of ft sin- gle specilioalion, ami pli'in! justification by the Bible. Thu S} nod of Cinciisiuii, up- on a regular leferetis-.' finm the pmsbylcry, after a fi.ll bearing, ami long nnd patirnt investigation, ileciiled lhal he had Uugbt and dangerous luiinomsbfi} and i-xorteJ him (J icpeiit, after wail- a whole .MMI-, pun ounccd ujion hinj llie sentence of suspijnsioii. deoisiuu the late Assembly lierla-ed to be null and void, which vi us, in f.iov, a u-storaliori Mr Giabam; for thai v> hich null mil} can be of no binding force. Noyf had the Assembly been i'l the least c-d to remove fiom the chuich by the excrcisy of discipline, it would havu appioved this M-nJeiiv-e. But auc-h llieanxiely to reach and reverse this casev thai the transcended its consti- tutional l.mitb in c'seit power over tin: judicial nets of the Synod, and put t; conMiuciion upontliP consiitulion pr.lpably false, mat; ng it in-leal i-f the luie of action. 'J he re.Milolions of tiio As- sembly, mi Sl.ueiy, :u-e in ncrordaueu with this mU'ipietation. In one of the_o it is distinctly th.U ihcic nre to be no new tests of uimtmiiiion. Slave- holueia .ilw.iys have liern admitted lo commuiiioii, and ihiMi'u'i'i1 must not tnail'j iiUM, 'J'lie rc'solulioin; air jti1-! upon the old pi of condc.'iimmjj llie crime and protee'.mg the eiimmai, Thus tin- vi'tv ii'sulupotis tlu.l ilechu'il Sl.nc'i-y 'inliinsiuiilly and op- n clcli'rminnlioii tQ sustain Slavehulilers as i vcr before, in tlm comiiiuniuii of the. chun h, Tim As- sembly, in llie case uf Culiain, decidt'd that it svus utu'crastituti in.il to suspend ft mim.-ie! fur that Slavehuliliiiir is tu.d jet refused to send down an oveiliiie to tl.e J'le'-liy'erii'S to have ron; ti.ulioi) al.cied 01, lhal poult. TiiUSj by the ision uf llie .'issi-mhly, hound by lliu fnns'.itulion lo suilei Slave- holdcis lo leipiin in the r.i'iiimijimni of thy ihuixh, let the Bgiiiiist !l us it maj Thi1- jjl.ue.s '.hf i institution nhuvo '.he Ij.hlc, and esl.iblis-'ii'S a ploniinejit piinriplu of Popery foiiiier A'-sem- bly did so n.uih to Shiveiy iho chuicli. Ai'i t.n.'ing Ui Us decision ti'i's haven to tearh llmt Silavdy :s a iiislilulion, luid lhal llie decisiu.i t.f Ihe S} nod of Cincin- nati, lo the coi'li i'.y is ii1 II Bin! have n the.-i statements (o show that have boi'm- itl) tin1 of which we Ciii'ipla.n, and have not IK.'-lily, nor for small ri nsMci atu our uoniiec'.ioii willi tin1 cliui-h wliosu pale H c have l.oe.i'.Jo. ii .iid i! lias been with us a nutli anJ nia- tnri! di bliuiiilloi.. U'e (I'd llul leave Until .1 perseverance ;n wioiig pro. tlisciissi air.i t'u barest nail laken away all of lefur.nation, cm IK' hoped fioin a b idy thai wil( declaic a prai'lic.-js intiii .ic Jly sinfol, mid declari! lli.it il bliall m I be a communion; .nid n'K w its I'iniistci :j le.u h that il is a d.vine litutioii lint v. e e.'.pcet in stirn a imeotion. lo lie under llie rtialh i'l' if oilier men'.'; sins, in p'limnl.ng a systen, if oppii'Sfiion tl.al lias le.iiKT'd ions of human bemgs to iiie.e chattels, ainj hut Ihi'in out fiom Ifiitni to u .-.in- scii'cncL of v.'oi.l "f Lilt. II. us In lnk.K tliis iiliji, L'II'.H 10 oi'isilrrs it. T'm lirsl and duty of veiy iinjividu.il, is lo ftee In- owy soul lio.n Kr.. I 10 'U'asli you, m.il.i; you Sc. vi 5. 'Ki r cveiy man shall bciir hu iiw 11 liHu'i'ii.' St'x 2 Cor. vi: 7. Hc.v ,vin -1 5 J v. H There is no duly mop deaily ei.jni.iei) i i the off! jd, ihan li :il of withdraw ing fiom a corrupt reel' si.isiu'.tl org.inis.i- non. Kev. xviu 4, T; Cor. v: 11. LJ iii: G nri. n.'j l.lain am! ns 'ilul.eveoii Lord Jesus Chn-t llio'i li..it be The only liial v, ,11 liem di-lj.itc, ilh the Bible 11. Ii 's- :il of Corruption a sen-sum is To -ay lhal H is to LMV e 011 upl niltil you ar" ihi-nt appeals to uu su- I ridieuloi.a, ber.f.i e i U, reqiiisilions ll.e Bible, nnd to i lit- diclalcs of are av..iie llint conslniil, and liiirnph.i'it appeal id mauft to xainple of Chiist and Luther, t-> that we t.> renmii, with a i hurch unlil thrust out. Bui to peals we (ieetn tiiilicii' H to reply, that .-o far as the example of Christ i; id, for very it can never be tnadj a ,-r uthurs. Wilt regwd to Luther, the ergument   

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