American Freeman Prairieville Wisconsin, September 15, 1847

American Freeman Prairieville Wisconsin

September 15, 1847

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American Freeman (Newspaper) - September 15, 1847, Prairieville, Wisconsin FREEMAN, o VOL. 3. DEVOTED TO LIBERTY POLITICS, TEMPERANCE, EDUCATION, AGRICULTURE, MECHANIC ARTS, AND GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN; WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1847. NO. 45. AMEIUCAN FREEMAN, OLI2T, CO. orricE BACON MLACKWELL'H HI.OCK, THIRD TERMS. TwnJollarnper year, if paid in advance, or within three months; otherwise twenty-live canM m a'Uition for three wiH be rr.'iiiireU. All and remittances tout tlirmigh the Post Office, must po.tr PAIP andadcircss- rci 1 j OJ-IN, Puj.M'fl It Co POLITICAL. SHALL WE DO WITH IT. The of Scolt'a occupation of the Mexican capital for the present on a very slight foundation- Yel lhal event has not been al alt doubtful sinca but- tle of Gordo. A repulse would but! ensure it. We have given up the matter I certain since that deplorable The only ihiug that could prevent it was a previous negotiation for peace, and for lii-it our government seems lu waited till its patience only gave assurance, to Ihe enemy. There is, therefore no doubt thai Scoli cither has taken or will take Ihu cap- ital of the Aztecs. Mexico is in our power. Tin; only question is, what shall we do with il '1 he answer would be very if our gov- ernment were a monarchy in form. Bul lo such a republic as ours il is a very dif- ferent thing. We c.annol take thai for which wedeclaied ihu war, and go aboul our butiiissn, for no movial knows whal that is. The governmental functional it's whom we have been very .S.i n la Anna whom we past, for thai ex- not make peace wuhi us, for if they hxd any such disposition they would have doni- il before lhat c.ip- ilal was tansacked. We cunnot plunder the counlry of every thing valuable and i bring il home, because we me u republic. We have no jwrmanent king to play I hi: rogue io lhal manner, and ovir geneials are Dot quite aud independent enough to du it- The public sentiment would nut yel permit them lo do that, though il would be consistent with the old Hu- man discipline to do it. SCOU'H lirsl thing will he lo make peace, and to end he will have lo make govern- ment, nol a difficult operation in Alexico. Of course with nuch a government we, can make pace on our own icrmi. Tlmt Mich j a peace wilt ba submitted lo peaceably throughout Mexico is inconsistent wuh the I fact that peace has thus far been peisever- j refused by nearly nil Mexico. Il is j not possible lhat such a peace can be ob- served after cur bucks are turned. Il will only 11 bile we enforce is, just as il has existed while we have been conquering il. wt' are to have pe.ice wilh Mexico, thus dictated, we .-hall pie- xenl the spectacle of a republic thai dis- cards standing armies, supporting iwo or three to enforce a foreign pe.ico. D.iring this lime, probably not a short one, in which we shall bj enforcing peace in Mexico, we may he enjoying a slice more or lest of .Mexican territory on i the annexation plan. But us there must In; an end of our military pence, cither hy relrc.il, w is not lo bo hoped, or hy j thorough conquest and subjection of tliu conquered territory, the question uf iin- nex.iti.jn may as well diicussrd al unco.', This ii a quite different question Irom Ibat j of Ihe annexation of Texas, for lhat coun- try lilile else than n wilderness, wbeni Austin and bis f'ollovveis liisi set their feet ir. it, U has ni> towns, much less ci- ties. But the moment wo annex tlie whole or any purl of ihe settled -Mexican country, ihe what shall we do with ihe population Whatplacesh.il) sign them in our system? Shall we liiUc them as we did Ihe people he company of ihe triosl ultra There U a certain thread of order in the general arrangement of thu book, but in the particular lectures then is tautology, and the important cooclu- siona are mixed up with nonsense. It is evidently work of an uneducated mind, in remarkable elate of mental mind full of which ii does not know how to express, and of remembered of which il not know (he use. Sidtt by side with the most important truths, first developed in Ihe commonly called or in those of or Fourier, Of Dr. Channing, or Theodore Parker, are the Oallest common-places, such might bo looked for in a school buy's 'composition.' by llie way, goes lo convince us that Mr. Fishbuugh, thu scribe, has been faith- ful and honesl, if, lo make the book arid readable, he had used the lit- erary acumen which he displays in his in- troduction, lie would have pruned it of at Ifdst half ils wordy exuberance. As il is, the book has not the stighiecl chance in ihe wor'd lo become even so much as Ihe ab.ttru.se and prolix of Swedonborg, which, in spile of their very interesting doctrines, have lain buried in ll.eir for a couple of generations. The ctctari.ins of Ihe popular Theology may smooth down their hair and unfasten llieir tongues from llie roo'.'s of iheir moulhs, fur there is not Ihe slightest danger lo Iheir creeds from infidelily' when done up in stcli a book as this. We miglil fill our for weeks wilh ihe most satisfactory of what have said, copied from ihe book, bul we urcjf-r lo leave our to read lor themselves. If it should turn out that we are mista- ken, and lhal Mr. Davis has added lo the stock of his knowledge and as tlie book will not, lhat we there- by proved any better worth perutal. A- miii'ii a gretil deal which no doubt the rev- el.ilor honestly believed he vpirilually saw nnd but which we set down as idle speculalion and dreaming, there is n deal of important fact and rational conclusion. There is a moral tone and temper, a calm catholicity of spirit, which is admirable. The motto of tbe first part of the book, is itself worth its price, what- ever that may be. But if some mailer of English had taken io hand the leading thoujrhts of the great writers, which thine through the misls of Davis's Revelations, and thrown them into a compact readable Ihioli of one quarter the size, he would done a much greater service to hu- ni.inily. We look upon Davis's book as an effect rnlhur than as a cause. It shows what tin' great seeing and ihinking minds are doing for Ihu world. They make a far deeper impression upon the. mass than is perceived. Mesmerize any fair recipient mind, any where in broad Christendom, under nny false creed or system, and deliv- er it from the old surrounding influences, anil we presume you will find in it lhal calm faith in God, lhal hope ot progress and deep unbigoled brotherly love which have been fuuud in young Davis. In ibis sense the book before us is a revelation. The world gels leal reveUlions as fast us it is reaHy to receive them, nnfl it is ready to receive false ones much faster than it gels When WB say this book will not win a popular reception, we the ofLiiion that H is nol whal may be called nn imposition, except so far as its authors have imposed upon themselves. even, and a small rut in made, the wheel of a loaded wagoo will H-rnpe along the ends for MOM before il will lita Of- lo the lop of ibepJaolt, unlpti (tag. on direction m-arly rovd but iflhe wheel cannot move two feet forward without coming square ugamat the of a printing plunk, difficul- ty of gelling tin the mad is Stietttijic American ALL is WELL ihe hum of husj. ness has ceased n; a populous i-iiv fanner nnd stiil mole f.iint Bruits ihe luui'lk .mil rt-vehy, and llu- Heavy Uea.il uf this straggler upon ihv pavement h.is u solitary nnd unearthly souu.l; v, lien liusli- ed eveiy murn.ur, and mUlnighl UVIT ihe pulacu ai.d I IK- bul, who, in that stiil moment, wdvn from lha tnrret nud: fruin the towtr peals tlx- pussmg hour, not been sUrlled Ly llie cry all from the guardian watchman of the night, amrbeen soothed and calmed by the ic of ihe AH not ike young mother us she leans over Ihe feveiail roueh, and the drath damp from ihe inarbltt brow of her ouly child, nor with Ihe ry of pleasure as he prays for Ihcj dawning of light, hoping ihe pain rauKc.il by the inlttxicuAing cup, mvi incnitor wilhiii tlut wall tells him ofdmn- ning an-l acciuscd deeds of gone noi with the oppressor of tlir widow aud orphan, ns he the ngonir.ing sugiplicntions of his with the slK'eniDin, heivulds the scrptre of power and the diadem of glory paaitng aw.iy the gambler in Ihegor- saloon, as chaffing rw seizes with gaunt and hnnd the dice-box, j pleiisarvs of a home once rendered dear, I but for his own turpilirde. And oh! the heart of his wile, and which clung to him, and will fondly cling lo him (o the lasl. To all that cry sounds like a funeral brings m'ilhrr hope nor consolation when the last huui of man haa Ireen life flickcts in the sock- et. Happy the person who run look calm- ly back to the past, and pulling (hut ques- tion to his hear the gladdening, Iho heart cheering response f'rmn the unerring monitor within, all it THE BIBLE. How comes ii lhat lliis litlle volume, composed by humble men in n rude age, when art and science were in their child hoed, has exerted more influence on the human mind and on ihe social system, than all other books put comes it that this bonk has achieved such mm velous charges in ihe opinions of man- kin banished idol a- boli.ohed inf.inlic.-ide pul down poly- gamy and the condition of women raised the standard be puninhed for Ihesrtmc aiutvo tying within our reach the oilier beyond it. One- isOnds tin-1 (her, man's. From God's Hereafter, we me sepalated by tlie death by all Ihe mysteries of another nnd spiritual wouild from onr own Hcre- aftfr, we aro nol ueparnted ;rt nil. be- long lo have grown lo wliBl- cver mystery ther'- bf, it lhal transparent curtain al moat, tdiiminrrinx within our lench, and nlvuiys ready loolwv our will, if that will be e.imesl; varying from in thickness, ihroiigh which no man may see, lo of kindling air, u hen the bfighl suii is up, accordrng lo our and the irtciulTannest uf our faith, Try E LOST One of the hour glass of time is beyond comparison, more precious than gold. In Holding more ruinous, or mure lo bring on- availing Ik-tier lo throw money than moments for tunu is much more than money. As lose our we incur nn increasing ti.-knf lot-ing souls. 'The life blood ul ibo soul out in waded lime.' The years which hare winged Iheir flight have gone to the recording and whal is the report they hornn lo heaven W.ll ihe record leglify for or nfiainsl us, the throne of ihe Kan of M m thall be sent, and the books tkall lie A GEM rno.vr FJ.AVKI.. Chiifit did much work for God in n n-ry silent mnn- ntn he labored dilligeiitly, bul did nol spoil his work, when he li.id wrought it, by ra'O ostentation. When he had preuvd charily in of mercy and bounty to men, he would liuiuhly up the glory of it will) charjji-, tell nn man.' Mult. viii. 4. Ho oo popular air. Oh Imitate your palitvn work hard for God, nnd let mil pride blow uuoh it when you hare done. It diffi- cult fiT man to do much, und nol value himieif loo much fur il. What changes, an; in 9 ft'W Our fiiend.-, ch.irg-1 -we and every llimg arouE'i ;

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