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The Philanthropist (Newspaper) - April 17, 1838, Cincinnati, OhioF �1 a Quot i 5,�i�?~ifr-- a a a bbb amp so Gay Audi. Bali a a tin Milor. Publish i by th4j executive committee of the Ohio state anti slavery society a. A a a. V we Are verily guilty or to robber a a a a a Fiir Fibre is this distress Home ii Peu us. Volume is. Int a series. Cim Cismati tuesday Aprie 17, 1838. So the philanthropist full fished la freely by the anti slavery society it. Asp Quot. Oivier of main 4 sixth streets Cincinnati Ohio. Vic tvs o. A Maudalee Publ Lilus of font. Tivo Dolours and fifty cents in three dollars if not paid till the expiration of the year. Letters on but net so ukr be directed to the publish in a ii those relating to the editorial department to the Edi Toti. In Alt eases pest paid. To zlim7ri anti slavery. From the Southern Fuji Fiou Tohgi Hoph tub act of 181�. Dear sir a i observe a column in a late in Niter of the Southern religious Telegraph Cha Neil a outdo Ismat the South this caption Ami the Remaks which follow it seems were called Forth by an inflammatory article on the subject of slavery which appeared in the Baltimore literary and Magazine. If the copious extracts which. Yutt it pc from the article referred to arc a fair Sam pm of the whole the sentiments of the writer Aud it the endorsers so far As tie institutions of the South arc Oon Geraed can no longer be questioned. Itty elation to the remarks on slavery contained in or. Breckenridge a pamphlet i have Little to say. What appears 91 up rising is not that such sen this wants should emanate from a such source but that they should be disclosed at this . Had they been suppressed until May next and Only to the initiated it would have been to perfect keeping with n certain kind of Maiu ment common in our Day. But perhaps i it a. Blythe is uneasy. Or. Steele May have be Eotis apprehensive lest the pledges which were Given at the last Assembly May not let a faithfully Rei Jecmen. Or. Breckenridge deems it expedient to publish his senti Ineus on slavery As an Earnest of what he will say and do too so soon As other important business ran be disposed of. These views Are not new with my. He has often avowed Aira Ilar sentiments and professed himself ready to go to the stake in their defence yet he has not been wanting in loud professional of Friendship for the South and a Lam Able Zeal against the mischievous excitement of about iii so. But Southern men Luniow How to appreciate professions of attachment from a Man who can write or publish such a tirade of abuse As you have extracted from or b.,s Magazine but my present business is not with or He is in Good stands. I choose to leave him to the instruction of or. Mitchell from Uliase discipline if he is not taught better Nian trl than he has hitherto Learned it will not be for the want of an Able instructor. The extracts you have Given us distinctly Uia iii first that we at the Softli May Promise ours Clvis if we in balt to the guidance of men before whose Bairn Flag Zeal constitutions ted covenants Are As Tow. It Ita it not be disguised Liat some Liing like , indeed i might use a stronger term was Practised Ryart uaral fled i Orluf Thea Outhard delegation Juan Ltd round uie Sable Standard of excision at Itic Hunt Assembly the sensitiveness of the Softli. Upion the subject of abolition was Well Puiul Erswood and this Serai ability was brought upon in order to Stii Hiim them up to the Cal re my Point of str arising ministers and 60,000 common Nicaols contrary to All the pro Tsionos of Law or principles of equity. The idea was held out that the monster abolition which had looked with such n threatening aspect upon Southern institutions would be effectually / slain by Hoex finding act and Southern men ought the Massare has been a not therefore to hesitate just fled at the Symth upon this very ground. The advocates of the new discipline Tell us that Abou Tina ism is banished from our Church with the sex ended synods the plague spot under which the a Odiern Church has festered for years is cured if to Are Only prompt in sustaining the Assembly. Is this so to what does the abolitionism set Forth in the Barimore literary and religious Magazine amount if i understand the import of the extracts found in your paper the concision drawn is that the whole system of slavery As it prevails among us is sin against god and Man. It stands on common found with the vilest Proi Ligac a with gambling Ana piracy and the slaveholder w the Remor sofness plundered of be Bones and Muscles the Al Chi and blood of his species. Here it seems is still a leprous spot of abolition deep and purifying which Haas yet escaped the but the disease is More deeply fixed upon the Church than in Trio sentiments of the editors of the a Tii Nofe Magazine distinguished As they Are of late. It is incorporated with our very Laws and must be purged out before a healthful state of things can take place. Tote charge made against slaveholders in or. 11 a Breckennedge s pamphlet Are grave and serious and i Grant you As patriots As kinds to the con fit nation of our common country As citizens of the it Outh and As Christian men we have a right to it it Leny the premises assumed to object to the Mode of reasoning pursued and indignantly to repel All such Tuter Ference with our civil institutions. But wha ican a say we presbyterians either to or. B. Or any other abolitionist who a disposed to inter a Eddle with our Domestic affairs while the act of tsl8, on the subject of slavery stands in repealed upon our statute Book neither the article in the Baltimore Magazine which you have appropriately baptised with the name of abolitionism nor the unprincipled dogmas of Garrison nor Toto Disori an izing of the whole fraternity of abolitionists Emancipatory and anti slavery men air a gym Liq Itile to the peace and safety of the South then i hit very aet. Those societies which live been created for the express purpose of bearing a decided testimony again it slavery and of holding top the system to Public reproach have not Char Tetef Izeat of a greater abomination in the Eye of heaven and Earth Tau is done in the language of the general Assembly. I will venture to say should this act be transmitted to Congress from 1 fior a abolition society expressive of their views of slavery and of the moral character of those who hold slaves our pout Icilus would pro Goree it a slanderous aspersion. It is High time tie presbyterian Church in the South was waked up to this subject. In these Days of abuse Aud in particular it Lias become a matter of serious import Aoee amp we complain and not without reason of As an insufferable outrage. But we forget that so far As to lice per rows Are members of the Pioss Terian connexion they Rie Young under the Sanction of Law framed by the i meet Leofi Stative us Lhorty in our Church us which jets Tifnee their Moet opprobrious am a Neole it Ibonie and demands of them and of too a hip Enous duty the most zealous and untiring. Efforts to abolish slavery throughout our land it the world. To be consistent men Xvi must either close our lips Aud sit Down quietly and tamely under the bitter taunt of every abusive Tongue or like men who feel themselves winged insist upon a repeal of this obnoxious act. No Man in the sober exercise of his sense can question the necessity of one of these courses for the simple purpose of consistency. As to the path of duty in these alternatives the Southern Church cannot hesitate if they retain any lingering sentiment of self respect. Since some efforts have been made to apologize for the act in question and to apply its denunciations simply to tile slave Trade of it has been car Riend on upon the coast of Africa we will let it speak for itself. The Section is headed a a full of the Assembly a views on it is exceedingly strange that Quot an act exclusively denouncing the slave Trade should Bear this superscription. Can it be possible that in 1818, nothing was called slavery but the barbarous traffic which was Practised upon the shores of Africa ? did a unanimous Assembly of the presbyterian Church to Euty years ago make no distinction Between the slave Trade and slavery As it then existed in the Southern states ? could messes. Baxter Witherspoon and other Southern men in the ,\s.sembly of 1818, imagine that they were simply heaping anathema upon the slave Trad when they voted for this act ? a Zappella credit non it is a Little surprising that the apologists for the act of 1818, who Havie attempted a to sugar it Over to Render it palatable to the Southern taste did not notice it contained a separate clause upon the slave Trade. This traffic is spoken of As totally distinct of Rcd a our Domestic slavery ail it receives a just and merited rebuke to which every Southern Man would say amen. The slave Trade hoi Vever is introduced by Zygy of episode the main subject is slavery As it4�jfi�>ts among us. The general Assembly having taken into consideration the subject of slavery think proper to make Knosen their sentir Acnes a amp a. This language expresses now just what it did when the act was penned and adopted and the mind which can apply it to any thing besides Domestic slavery must be beyond measure in mis conceiving a Plain matter. Y the Aisic Abiy proceed to express their views of the moral character of slavery. On this Point they arc explicit. Uliey unequivocally pronounce it to be a sin of the deepest Hue. Orthe language of tote net asserts it to be a Gross violation of uie most precious rights of Humair nature and utterly inconsistent wit i the Laws of what Hillier ground than this have the most Ruthl amp is Ever taken they ask no More of the slave Violder in 4he discussion of this subject than the admission of these two things which Are affirmed by the act that slavery is a Gross violation of human rights and inconsistent with the Laws of let these premises be granted and they can Call upon him in the name of Justice and the great god to put away the a accursed do the presbyterians of Vii inia the oar Ounas and other slave holding states believe Liis institution As it no exists to Hui Sueh to wis against Earth and High heaven As is Here represented it remains yet to be shown that the holding of slaves is not to Saya Gross but any a Zyi Slatton of the precious rights of human nature a or irreconcilable to either the letter or spirit of the Bible such being the Case the above language of the act can be considered nothing less than slander upon a Large respectable and pious portion of our Church. Had the act closed with the above quotation we Mit have borne the reproach in silence. But it enjoins duties. These the must perform or we arc Recreant to tie voice of the Church disobedient to its High mandate and deserving its censure. After enumerating a Long catalogue of mischief consequence upon slavery Many of which however arc not necessarily connected with this institution More than with any other state of society tie Assembly declare it a the Manifest duty of christians to do All i their Power to obtain the Complete abolition of slavery throughout Christendom Here we Are Admonis lied of a sin great and onerous which is weighing Down the energies of tie Church like a heavy incubus and our whole communion Are called upon to lend their United efforts for its removal. What is the sin causing this wide spread mischief slavery. What Are we required to do to abolish it. If this is not rallying the whole Church around the Standard of abolitionism language has no meaning. It is in vain we Are told Liat this act has no binding Force. It has the same authority of any other the general Assembly the truth is All the acts of this body Are binding until they arc repealed otherwise the existence of such a legislature is a Mere farce. Or. Breckenridge tells us that a every Man who does not cordially sustain the last Assembly ought to be esteemed an enemy to tie presbyterian if that Man is a rebel who refuses to carry out the measures of one Assembly he is equally so who disregards the injunctions of Ai Kotlier. The i Feron amp then is Plain to 80 Long As Thini Law stands Uii repealed we must either operate with abolitionists or maintain the Altitude of rebels against Church author he is permitted to interpose his veto upon the acts of his master in disposing of him and is clothed wit i Power through the proper agents the Church session of inflicting tie High censure of suspension upon him until he repent and make restitution. The slave can do this in All except extreme circumstances which says the act a can amp Eldom now Olio does not know that eur Custan Ces often occur in which a regard for the welfare of the slave himself May require the master to dispose of him ? in All such cases the master ought to be judge. But this act makes the will and inclination of the slave tie measure of his duty a novel state of things indeed May be looked for when the keeping of the masters judgment and conscience is placed in the hands of his slave. Such an inverted order of society is most devoutly to be deprecated. I scarcely need say that an Adl producing such practical results can never be carried into effect in Oiw country for its execution would be attended with my Anchovy and endless disasters but while it occupies ius present position it is obligatory upon All Good presbyterians. Therefore it should be repealed without delay. Every ecclesiastical Judic Atory South of the Potomac ought to demand its repeal at the next Assembly As an act of Justice to our Southern Zion. I have not Learned that any special a fibres have been made upon this subject except in the Synod of South Carolina and Georgia in that body a Resolution was introduced last fall if the writer mistake not proposing to memorialize the next Assembly and request a repeal of the act of 1818.�? the Resolution it seems was rejected Witherspoon of Columbia a c., it appears from the last Charleston observer was among the Foremost to resist any interference with this offensive in that paper we find the following quotation from the remarks of the venerable or. A the said that he was a member of the Assembly of 1818 and voted for that act and never could be induced to ask its can it be possible that or. Witherspoon adopts the sentiments of that act of 1848 ? can he As a Southern Man and a slave Holder subscribe sex Animo to an act which pronounces slavery a Gross violation of the rights of humanity and utterly inconsistent with the Laws of god which Calls upon tie Church to contribute her United energies for its Universal abolition and which subjects the master to an ecclesiastical prosecution from his. Own slave if so it is St aage he should have slumbered Over the wrongs of Jiu Manity and the violated Laws of heaven for Twenty years. One might suppose that a the Punctious visit bugs of nature would have awake a minister of tile gospel mucin sooner. I repeat it sir is it pos a that this gentleman is an abolitionist residing As he does among slaveholders Aud receiving from the his daily bread the pastor of a Church in the fity of Columbia whose inti Abitanto Are so sensitive upon tiie slavery question As to have compelled or. A Sembt to and you will have no Jnore trouble from we do not profess to quote the very words but the substance and Point of their appeals. They did not it is True offer this argument for tiie excision on the floor of the Assembly ? there they had other reasons for tic measure. But after their return Home secure Nee from the interference of the abolitionists was repeatedly urged As an argument to reconcile the Southern people to the unconstitutional acts of the Assembly. state facts. The Reader will make his own comments. The Argil Merit produced to some extent its desired effect. But was it Well founded ? was it worthy of the credit and weight with which it was received ? look at the Derclo Penicus. It is Well known that tie resolutions Date tided to rend Wiir Hurdt were of red a off Zeap Rosiy advocated by or Breckenridge of Baltimore and or. Plus Auer of this City. And before six Mont Lis had elapsed while the Appeal on abolition was still ringing in the Public ear one of these leaders in division was editing and publishing a Magazine containing articles breathing the very spirit of abolitionism and condemned As such by the civil authorities of Petersburg a and the other was assisting this reformer in one instance to circulate his productions in Virginia the Ofie Sivc Magazine has been used As Luther used the Popes anathema. It has been publicly Burnt or of the police in tie streets of Peters by on Barg. An outlier fact w High deserves notice m this connection is mentioned by a correspondent in a subsequent column. Wilile the anti abolition argument was repeated letters were Cut from this City accompanied with a prospectus of a the watchman of the bomb a affirming that a emr. Converse is a nor Quot Thorn abolitionist a yes the editor of the s. R. Telegraph who has borne his testimony against the dogmas and schemes of abolitionists from the time of their first movements is reported a to produce effects an abolitionist and this by agents for he watchman a from whom did they receive their instructions ? and who is res Little Roanoke Bridge. The people of the South will no longer confine their safety to the vigilance and Fidelity of the watchman of tie possible for their deeds a it is vain to press such inquiries. Stories arc fabricated and things Are done in these Days of management and they Are so fabricated and done that no body is responsible for them. But god in his holy Providence will bring to Light these hidden devices. to would have imagined six months ago that while the people Ity the closing paragraph of the act under consideration holds the following language a and if it shall Ever Liappes that a Christian pro lessor in our cominus iii shall sell a slave who is also in communion and in Good stand the in the Church contrary to his or her will and inclination it ought immediately to claim the particular attention of the proper Church judicature and unless there be such Peculiar attending the Case As can rarely happen it ought to be followed by a suspension of the offender from All the drivel cues of the Church till he repent and make All the reparation in his Power to the injured the first Ria air which i make upon this extract that it Alp bids additional evidence of the binding nature of the act. Here is affixed to it the specific of Law. A penalty is annexed to be invariable upon tote master who shall dispose of a slave who is in communion contrary to uis or her will unless the attending circumstances Are such As can Seldom had it been possible to question lie Thor the Assembly designed to speak authoritatively when it pronounced slavery the vilest of sins and enjoined untiring Enterprise upon the Church to effect its abolition All doubt must be removed by this closing paragraph. Ler observe Liis clause contains principles a Southern Man under existing Ccuin to escape by flight tie summary process of tar and feathers for the expression of sentiments not half so offensive As Are found in the act of 1818?�? under these circumstances it would seem scarce a credible Liat it could be thus false to his country and the Southern Church. Yet the Man who Corgi Alty adopts that act must be an enemy to our Southern institutions. The Only Means by which he can be released from this weighty charge is by a reference to his inability of some kind which disqualifies him for perceiving the extent of evil which must result from the principles he sustains. But whatever May be tic sentiment of or. W., and the reason for their wearing their present questionable shape there is no excuse for the Southern Church to be remiss in this matter. If they will move in concert and with promptness now while Brethren at the North feel the want of strength from the South the repeal can be obtained and much can be done to suppress the unhallowed movements of abolition in the North. Are told by the friends of the majority in the last Assembly that they of the majority Are with us upon the subject of slavery. If this to True and who dare doubt it they will not hesitate to do us Justice to remove the undeserved odium which has been cast upon us. For various ref sons the present is most favourable crisis for effectually and forever putting to rest in the Church All future interference with our civil institutions. Permit this oppor inf to to pass and the act of 1818 to stand i cancelled Aud at no Distant period we May be a cursed by Candle Book and Bell a from that very Church legislature which has pronounced us among the vilest of sinners for living under our present institutions. Besides the act under consideration should be repealed in order to take away an apology by which abolitionists justify their conduct. It cannot he disguised that they employ the authority of the Assembly for this purpose. When Southern men have asked from that body their simple expression that slavery was a civil matter not cognizable by ecclesiastical authority they have been answered by the act of 1818. In this they have been told to learn the moral character of the system and their own duty in relation to it. It is not necessary to Stop to inquire How far men who respond in this tone of language Are verned by pure and honest motives the fact is All we want. If they Tell us the concentrated Wisdom of our Church has made it the duty of our whole communion a to do All in their Power to abolish slavery a and therefore they will flood our land witty i oligh massacre and rapine could be the consequence our first step is to remove their plea o justification take away the commission under which Uliey Are required to act. If they Are honest conscientious men they will desist from this unholy crusade against their Brethren and the South will be at peace. If not w6 have an ultimate resort to this we must Appeal. Were soothed with the anti abolition song the very men who wielded the amputating engine could have been left so devoid of prudence As to publish and circulate abolition doctrines in Virginia a god is wonderful in his works of verily a the Fayeth the Wise in to licit own craftiness and the counsel of the Forward is carried a a for he is cast into a net by his own foot and he walk Elk upon a b a the mad pit and digged it and u fallen into the ditch which he made. His mischief shall return upon his own head and his violent dealing Liall come Down upon his own such is the a re of the god of and Sach is ref tuition Winch lib w ii hit Fri 3hf,�?� zoo Oil a the of and the editor of the Telegraph himself says in reference to the new school party at the North a the statement that the Northern leaders of the party a have Given no doubtful intimations that the whole Southern Church Shari be Cut off for the sin of slavery is a very great constitutional party is not led by abolitionists. And those who favor abolition in this party do utterly deny the charge Here preferred against them. They have said that the purpose of cutting off Tea Southern churches never entered their minds. And we have the testimony of ministers in new York new Jersey and Ohio assuring us that the most violent abolition uses Are opposed to the constitutional party amt go fonts la supporting the excision of the does tiie. Following extract from the a watchman of the South in refer to slavery ? a the watchman says a Large majority of tie Brethren in the South would rather see a general Coit bagration sweep Over this land or an earthquake Fui out hearts with dismay than for our Constitution to go Down carrying with it our institutions Zno the Best Hopes of our we can appropriate to ourselves and the abolition cause the following remark by the Virginia pastor before quoted a were a genuine revival of religion to Wake up the people of god from their Gallio like Leth argies and Gither the multitudes of perishing sinners a quid the Cross of Jesus it would with its Many other glorious achievements drive from the Southern Church As in a whirlwind of fire not a few of those week he oracles of orthodoxy which Are now singing their Lullaby to the slumbering Genius of millennial glory. And Here my dear brother lies the greatest and surest resource of our cause a spirit of reviving piety throughout the whole Southern 0, let it once be so and How soon would slavery now disappear from the Southern churches ate View of the subject. Tet the great question at Issue is not settled. The question is whether slavery is right or wrong. And after All the War against abolitionists it it seen that it is a matter of very Little importance whether their conure be Wise or unwise the vital question is whether men either by natural Law or the precepts and morality of the Bible can be kept in slavery and treated As property. The offences imputed to abolitionists whether rightfully or not can no longer turn away the attention front the real Point in Issue. Ami writers at the South Are beginning to admit a Ali must do when the question is brought Home to them that As christians and members of a Christian Church they cannot plead the toleration of the Laws of the land As a justification when the quest Tion to be settled is the morality of the they set that a legislature met were this principle adopted not Only justify men in the Viola from the Cincinnati Jouvenat. So Laver. Our readers w ill find an unusual portion of our columns devoted to Liis subject. The articles on the fourth Page Are Cut from the new York observer that from the National in Tillig or being republished in paper they Are inserted for the purpose of showing the position of a leading religious paper As Well As of their general intrinsic Merit. have several objects in View in republishing from the Southern religious Telegraph the articles on our first and second pages. 1. have published against slavery and we thought it would not be improper to let the Csc who arc in favor of slavery speak for Hemsel so to give our readers both sides. H 2. To let it be seen Ali arc the Telegraph stands later to those who Deal violently with their Brethren. The Folio Wing is an extract if a letter to the editor from a gentleman in Petersburg in which he notices the burning of the pamphlet. Under Date of the 7th instant he remarks a a a an interesting scene occurred Here yesterday in tic bum Fig of some of the Rev. R. Brecken ridges pamphlets in the Street before the door of our Public Reading room in the presence and by the direction of the mayor recorder and other citizens.our next paper to which t refer you will give you the particulars in relation to this transaction you May readily anticipate that abolitionism was the moving or. Plumer we under Island has said Tomt he did not read the pamphlet which he sent to the country. A Job 5 13, b 18 8. C is. 7th, 15 15. Is. I fart to which stances can never subscribe. An authority is assumed by the Assembly totally inconsistent and at a they make variance with our civil institutions. A Ynostros Servos Suos Libertos a our slaves their freed men. They give to the Bond Inan an ecclesiastical importance unauthorized by tic lavas of the land who Ohta Iti in slave holding communities on the subject of slavery the open advocate of the system the defender of it is an institution approved by tie precepts of the Bible. Arty 1�?ove or. Why the exp finding act of the last neral has Memed. Reason yours z. Y. This article is commended by the editor of the Telegraph in the following terrys a the abolition act of 1818.the Able article under this head inserted on ouf first Page deserves the attention of every member of the Southern from the Sonphet n Beni out egret it a. Rom Arkalis developed but. The readers of this paper will recollect that soon after the meeting of tiie last general assert Bly our churches were told by some of their com iii toners that the extraordinary measures of the Assembly would give Mesce to to South Ottke subject of abolition. It was said in substance a Tuc have separated from us the do unionists who arc Mosul confined to the four synods there arc but few left in our Chioffi and they profess to he very Mode rate. Sustain the acts of the was from the emancipator the Southern Telegraph. Since preparing the article from this paper in our outside columns we have concluded to give some further extracts from the same number to show our Northern readers what plans arc now in agitation. A letter to the editor which it is said a is Furdin an excellent brother and pastor in Virginia who was born and educated at the South and has Long been known and highly esteemed in Many of our churches a has the following announcement of the ulterior plans and prospects of our a Southern Brethren a should the party in Power carry out their measures tie presbyterian Church through All the South and West will be divided the great and fatal spell by which thousands have been bound and beguiled will be dissolved and the thousands and tens of thousands whose hearts still bum with the spirit of pure evangelism who Are the uncompromising friends of constitutional order will then be embodied like a Phalanx of Brothers amongst them the spirit of strife wih find no communion. There will be an entire withdrawal from the North and its abolitionism from All the withering Uura ism and cold hearted bigotry of the intervening Region. will be of one heart and one Minc Bonds of Union will be cemented by the spirit a of fraternal kindness and confidences by the love of Jesus and United efforts in his cause. To this state of things so far As the Southern Church is concerned i confidently look Forward As the sure result of the new discipline being carried out in tie next general Assembly. Nor is it easy to conceive of a different result following the undoing of All that mischief wrought during the last year by the party in Power a another paragraph in the same letter shows what sort of weapons Are used in the party War fare Between tic old and new school presbyterians of Virginia. The a watchman of the South edited by the celebrated or. Plumer and is the rival of the Telegraph. Our a a pastor says a a the acknowledged Agency of the editor of the watchman in sending that vehicle of abolitionism a the Baltimore literary an j religious Magazine into the Interior of Virginia will operate with a most disastrous effect on the popularity of the watchman. It will be utterly in vain that the editor assures the Southern people that he himself is sound to the Core on this subject a that not three years since the purged himself in the presence o the conservative committee of Richmond the fact will still stand out in bold Relief before the Eye o thousands a that an Abolitz Onist wrapped up the folds of the Baltimore Magazine was sent by his hands to a Friend in the county of Charlotte and was caught on its Way by the at Assembly should he sustained by the South that the synods Cut off Are a the very hot bed of a zionism a and that the quiet of the Southern portion of the Church As to the subject of slavery would be secured by this measure of the Assembly. Or. Converse of the Telegraph opposed the measures of the Assembly and to put him Down the mad dog cry of abolitionist was raised against him. So far from being an abolitionist lie maintains that holding men in slavery is according to the principles of the gospel. Or. Breckenridge while attempting to make a raw head and bloody hones of abolition in some sort opposes slavery and admits into ids Magazine published in Baltimore in a slave state articles against the system. His paper reaches another City in another slave state and upon solemn argument it is adjudged worthy of death by burning and wit i All due solemnity is committed to the flames by the High Public functionaries of the City or. Converse now seems to feel that his antagonist is fully convicted of the capital offence of abolitionism and is no belter than a dead Tion of the Sabbath but in the breaking every Law of god. The great the important question it is manifested must be met and be tiled by the Retiro Church whether the holding of Wiir fellow my a slavery be right or wrong. And we Are glad Al his the supporters of the system find them Seh is under the necessity of confessing their actions to a wrong or else coming out and justifying themselves before the Public. The real Point a dispute never was Between immediate and gradual emancipation emancipation and slavery every Effort was made in the first inst Attee to attach odium to those who avowed them Selvato in favor of emancipation and afterwards apply the name Given to diem to All who would Ocul the extra Chest lengths against it. Hence while r. J. Brekenridge is denouncing Aboul Totite he is himself denounced As an abolitionist und his Mainz iii is condemned Aud burned for its abolition. Henry Clay stopped a Little Short is his Zeal for slavery of the limit prescribed and at Onee the cry of abolition is raised against him. Tbs records of the general Assembly Are teared so and it is found that Twenty years ago tes lotions were passed against slavery and enjoining Tai Tbs members of the presbyterian Church to Endeavor to bring the system to an end. This in now declared to be an abolition act and the repeal of it k demanded. Thus it is evident that there arc but two parties to this controversy one for and one against slavery. It is Plain from the course now taken by the press by political men by ministers and Chur i members and ecclesiastical Bodiot at the South that the determination is to maintain the by pm of Domestic slavery As a Perpetus Misti Tuitoo. The farce of getting into a passion not because the subject u touched but because it is touched by Nof them men is now seen to be Bat a farce for the offence is just As great when a Man Bora and Viag in the slave states and publishing a period of there ventures to publish any thing against the system. While we Are glad to see ail disguise removed we cannot but look with fearful apprehension to the future. The Day will come and it a Bek eved not to to Distant when slavery must cease from continue Andy a Man. Much of we approve the Able defence made by or. Convere of the Constitution of our Church we have no sympathy with either of the parties in this matter. They have endeavoured to raise the cry of mad dog instead of meeting each other in fair and Manly argument and we must leave them to Settle the matter Between themselves. But the principal subject which we have in View in publishing these articles is that our readers May see the True state of the slavery question. All the weekly papers in the free states belonging to the presbyterian and Congo rational denominations Are anti slaver it and discuss the subject freely with the exception of the presbyterian published at Philadelphia and the Pitts rapidly As this Day is approaching men and even professed curb trans Are getting themselves in array against the necessary preparations in the Simk oration and improvements of society. A merciful Providence seems to in leading and that in a most unexpected and remarkable Marker the potentates of Europe to new and unwonted efforts for the education of their people and for their social and moral improvement. The Way is preparing by the Agency of despots tie selves for despotism to come to and Aud that too without any great civil convulsion or to the people. They will soon be prepared for Udif government and being prepared the change from despotism to Liberty May be but the work of a Day Here in our own land there is a despotism More absolute in every Way More galling leaving to the oppressed neither political nor Pera Al rights ignorance is enjoined by Law both bodies politic and individual owners look Only to the interests of masters and permit Only that Ina True ton which will Render the slave most Valuate a property. As the voice of Mosea and Aaroa reached pharaoh and his Palace so has the voice of Many in talk land reached the slaveholders surrounded by the on and daughters of oppression Aud called on in Loose the heavy Bardens and let the Opprel Jingo free. Their Conaci noes have been perhaps a re touched than waa that of pharaoh and Heidi whey have met the Call wit ii a greater degree of passion. Like him too i Stoml of letting this people go they have Mcrea Bod their Burthen and lessened their privileges and Whir is More openly impious and heaven daring Tao any thing which this age has witnessed they claim that god has Given Friem the right Over their fellow men this right to Wear out their Bones and sinews in a hard and unrequited service ind to spread a darkness Over their souls that said keep urge Christian Herald. suppose both these them As nearly on a level with the brate Crea Lott in claim to be anti slavery. Some of those papers season their anti so Avery articles and Endeavor to Render them palatable to delicate tastes by divers objections against mod about zionism. In the Southern papers the a eject is also discussed and the presbyterian Church is called upon to maintain the rightful Ness of the institution or at least to give to it a Tracil probation. Down to a recent period the real controversy Las been masked. In lie Effort has been by All sorts of Means to put Down about ionians. The cry has been a a on to agitate Elliis delicate subject a while at the same time attempts have been mating to persuade the country that nobody was in a Hor of slavery of the contrary that All were willing it should be abolish red if some Safe and practicable Mode could let a discover etl. Every of Brt was nude to draw off attention from the thing itself by producing an excitement against the abolitionists. It is True in Many cases that their course rendered this easy. Slaveholders and All who with them were assailed by abolitionists a Mirror was held up before them which presented any thing but an agreeable reflection perhaps the image was sometimes a distorted one but where it was True it was not for that reason the More agreeable. By some Means now when these excitements have passed away we can scarcely Tell How yet by some Means even in the free Stales an unaccountable degree of hostility was aroused against All who Belon to the society or favored its cause. In the midst of Unis slaveholders Felt themselves under Little necessity of defending themselves they were Riding on the top of the Ware. This excitement has now in a great measure passed away. Men arc taking a More dispassion i As May be. When men thus stiffen their necks thus resolve to shut their eyes and Stop their is and Rush on when they thus voluntarily place themselves beyond the reach of argument and Rimmi and religion and determine or maintaining r syn tem which in Many attic ulers makes the Law of or Siz i Cluj Tua amp vib rave my 1�o v god of no effects when a people tinder tiie j of the gospel thus set Themeli in any Asri Ibel heaven what Hepe is left for them ? Fluitt tip Power of omnipotence yield to the Piggy at Ergil of men or the perfect Laws of the most stand aside that foe Cupi Tiwi of men May riot Over the equal rights of their Ferow men ? it is in vain before the ruler of the to Siverie that slaveholders will plead Tito their Passi Aimi have been roused to mud nees by foe Itei Fosse of about deists. Whatever May be the misdeed of these men they will not be received As an excuse or palliation for the sins of others. If their plans be wrong it is the duty of those who mrm act in this matter to devise right Onee and net to make it an excuse for doing not Fame. That there is a determination in Many of the states to Render slavery perpetual is Musial a a a Twenty years ago the Gene asset by Ai ampt unanimously we under Tad passed who to now calle4tzr Sholiton act it was an Iho Lwi Quot Quot ast for it looked to Trio abolition now it is demanded that this and every or our records which Monde iii so no a shall be reversed. Nto Church and its count Enante is Bohr in thing Macks the m and every thing Macks the psf death struggle. Holders of slaves be Tiger Titour in the free or the slave states their interest touched mud Thrif
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