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The Philanthropist (Newspaper) - May 1, 1838, Cincinnati, OhioThe l bushed weekly by the anti slavery society Ltd. If. Comer of main amp sixth streets Cincinnati Ohio. Jul Xiyun o. Beai Islee Public King agent. 1erm�.�?two dollars and fifty cents in l hero dollars if not paid till the expiration of the year. Letters on Usine a should be directed to Turp Tsushing Archt those relating to the editorial department to the a a Tor. In All cases Post . Tour through the District of Columbia. We proceed again to lift the curtain front scenes inf a amp ass we. of this Republic would conceal. Look at these facts Fei Low citizen so go Down with us into the cellars of the District slave traders licensed by authority of the United states and then decide whether you will allow the cry of those wrongs to by smothered by your representatives in Congress. The character of the writer one of the most devoted agents of the american anti slavery society is sufficient voucher for the truth of the succeeding human rights. From the Emancipatory letter i. Washington d. C., feb. 6, 1837. My dear brother a rat the convention held at Harrisburg it was agreed upon Between the delegates from the Western part of Pennsylvania and myself that i should proceed to that Region As soon As Ray engagements would permit with the View of Labouring there in the duties of Ray Agency. Hut being desirous to visit our National capital because i supposed in so doing i might Subserve the interests of our cause i was induced to take this City in my Way a. I left ii Arri Vburg last tuesday morning in the stage for Baltimore. Nothing occurred to beguile away the tedium of our journey excepting a Little disputing on the subject of abolition until we had crossed the Mainland line some distance there we stopped to take in passengers. Among these was a Young slave Holder belonging to a very wealthy family of that neighbourhood. Lie was a fair specimen of Southern us Flodsand one of the a proudest and most profane men i Ever saw. When i first noticed him which was in the tavern before we got into the stage he was amusing himself with a Well trained but very fierce Bull dog which he would Start with a hip after some of die men about the House and then Stop him a forc he could bite therm the people of die tavern endured his Over bearing rudeness with a very ill Grace but were unwilling As i supposed to lose his patronage by crossing him. When he got into the stage he seemed disposed to give us a specimen of his spirit in the curses he heaped upon his Uno fending slave who brought his baggage to Pul into the Boot. After we started and Hail Rode some distance he espied a Tittle coloured Hoy on horseback the Road. Lie demanded of him m a Fie Pefe and profane manner we Tamimie we doing there. Of course the reply of the Little Hoy at such a distance could not be heard for the noise of the coach. He called upon him to come up to him a the boy hesitated As the stage was going very fast. He then in amp tone and manner Whitti seemed to frighten the boy ordered him immediately to ride up along Side of the stage. This he did and Rode along with the stage until his master so called had Catech ised him sufficiently. He then gave him some curses and dismissed things seemed to excite Little sensation among the other passengers but to me it was exceedingly painful. It was painful to witness the horrid of Lect of slavery upon the temper and morals of the master it was touching to so the poor boys spirit broken with tyranny Ami crouching with abject fear before such a consummate Young Ruffian and it was a matter of painful reflection to think that this fellow had absolute Power Over these and others of his fellow men and to have roof furnished that he made abundant use of that a. A. Al when he left the stage which he soon did one of the passengers observed that was Young or. J pm so a High fellow but having some Fine traits of character he loses a Good Deal of Money by gambling but fortunately he is not intemperate adding that he was now on his Way to Philadelphia after a runaway slave. A we arrived in Baltimore that evening and at 9 of clock the next morning set out for Washington. As the country through which we passed is very Barren and devoid of interest i threw myself into a seat beside the stove of the car and gave myself up to my own these i was not aroused until we reached a stopping place about twelve Miles from this City. Here As i was getting out of the car a Man opened the door of a baggage car which was next before Yiirs and was urging in a coloured lady a come get in hurry w a away get in a their in la a was brought and put in and another in the same Way. Then came the Mother with an infant at her bosom the tears pouring Over her checks and sobbing As though her very heart was broken last of All came the sad looking father with his youngest boy they entered the car with the rest and the White Man first mentioned who it appeared was the purchaser along with them. When the cars started the coloured people left behind slaves i suppose came to the door and kept bowing Farewell until we got out of sight. As we passed a Field in which some hands were at work the poor fellow just now spoken of looked out and in the most touch ing manner cried fact cell Farewell a find of melancholy satisfaction should get in. I had been told that if i wanted to get admittance i must a let on that i wanted buy slaves. Phis of course i could not do but made up my mind to be perfectly candid and practice no kind of deception. I inquired for the place and was directed to it by a coloured Man and by the Way you need never be at a loss to find that House while there is St coloured Man in Washington to inquire of. I was in 7th Street Between Semi Syl Vania and Maryland Avenue not far from the Centre of the City and within a Short distance of the stars and stripes of the Cape tol. It is a Large but lonely and desolate looking House. I rapped at the door which after waiting some time was opened by a Stout thick set Man dressed in a pea jacket coat and fur Cap with Large whiskers and Stem countenance. A is or. Williams at Home a a no sir he is in a have you any negroes now on hand a a yes sir we have a a few it a a to wish to Purchase any i merely wish to Sec your Sitab Dukment of Yon have no a none at All walk in sir or. Williams is now residing in Natchez i am Here As his agent. We have very few slaves for Sale of our own most that Are Here belong to other while talking he took me in and handed me to a scat. After some further conversation into which. He seemed to enter with much Freedom i again observed that i had no a intention of purchasing but wished to Sec for my own gratification his establishment if he had no a none at All sir a and with that he went to a window on one Side of the room opened the shutters threw up the Sash and invited Meto look out. A this is our pen sir. Here a continued he while i surveyed an area of about to feet Square enclosed partly by the Walls of the out buildings and partly by High jail Walls built for the purpose a there we allow them to take exercise and the children to As it was very cold the a a pen was empty. They were All Down in the cellar the agent said. A i asked to go Down and see them. Lie accordingly led the Way through a winding passage out into a temporary enclosure which communicates with the he took out of his pocket a key opened the lock of a huge Iron Cross barred Gate which admitted us to the space within. He then opened a door which led us into the Here in an apartment of about 25 feet Square where about 30 slaves of All Ages sizes and colors. I noticed one Young girl of about twelve years of age who seemed quite White and another a Little child of about two years old of the same Shade and one of the most Beautiful children 1 Ever saw. The very Small children were gambling about unconscious of their situation hut those of Moro advanced age were the most melancholy looking beings. The Wistful inquiring anxious looks they cast at me presuming i suppose that 1 came As a purchases were hard to endure. I soon descried the father and his family that i saw Tom away from their former Home the Day before. A where is your master taking you a said the agent to the Man in answer to a question of mine put to him of the same import a to Alabama i believe they Call it a said the Man in tones of the deepest sad ass. His wife sat beside the stove amusing her infant and never once looked tip aft the time we were in. Not feeling at Liberty to ask questions of these poor tilings i soon turned to go away. He me to two other apartments of about the same size one of them not now used the other appropriated As a sleeping apartment to the females. A do All those persons sleep Down in that cellar a a yes sir All the males they lie upon the floor each one has got a couple of a but will that room accommodate so Many a a ooh lord yes sir three times As Many last year we had As Many As 139 in these three i could hardly see How this was possible without their lying on each other. A weft very few you say of these persons belong to a Only a few sir most of them Are put Here by other . You see we can afford to keep them for none cents apiece cheaper than they can at the a what is your charge a a Twenty five cents a Day apiece for All except children at the breast lie then showed me a table at one Side of the enclosure where their meals arc served up. It was in the open air with no other Protection than a covering Frt to the raging storm. In ans wer to toy inquiries he told me they took their meals in the open air summer and Winter. A but a said i a a done to they suffer very much from die cold a a to lord no sir they squat Down and eat in ten minutes. We give them plenty of substantial food a Herting Coffee sweetened with molasses and Corn a How Many meals do you give them in a Day a a two sir one at nine o clock and the a Cher at it. \ i after a Good Many other questions and answers which i have either forgotten or deem unnecessary to mention we returned to the room in which i was first introduced upon coming into the House and taking seats by the fire we continued our conversation. But As my Sheet is nearly full i must leave the remainder of my narrative for another communication. I have no room for comment. None however is necessary. The guilt the shame the heartlessness the hypocrisy of this nation will be thoughts that will naturally crowd themselves upon the minds of your readers. These Are some of the abominations that exist in the District of Columbia the National Domain of the american Republic within sight of the Capi tol and under the stars and stripes of our National Flag a Aye the faustian Flag that proudly Waves a a in solemn mockery Over a land of slave if Ces of the readiness of a the democracy to sacrifice the interests of Northern freemen to the in appealable spirit of the other hand we Are told by the Globe that the whigs Are guilty of favouring the right of petition that the delegation from Massachusetts a whig state Are tainted with anti slavery fanaticism a and that the whig legislature of Vermont has. Sent an abolition firebrand into Congress. We do not pretend to understand the character of modern democracy better than the Globe its credited and official Organ. The statements of that paper in regard to the treachery of the great body of a the party to the principles of old fashioned democracy is we fear too True. But one thing is certain in its extreme anxiety to secure the favor of the slave holding South it has overlooked a multitude of important facts tending to show that the principles of emancipation have found a resting place under the banners of modern de rape racy. The Glubo Speaks of the anti slave Resolute of of Vermont and a so Chust Gisla Tures As whig resolutions. The Van Boren candidates for Secretary of state and lieutenant governor of Vermont were both officers of anti slavery societies. The resolutions in quest ion received the vote of both parties in the legislature. The two last democratic Van Buren conventions of that stale have openly expressed abolition principles. Some of the most Active and influential members of the Van Buren party in the state arc local agents of the american anti slavery society. How is it in Massachusetts the Massachusetts legislature contained last year More Tymn 200 Van Buren members of these Only six voted against the a fire Brand resolutions. The Senate even went beyond the House and the Hon. Seth White Marsh who headed the Van Buren electoral ticket was the most eloquent advocate of abolition at its Board. Awas the editor of the Globe aware that the Van Buren candidate for Congress in Boston at the last election was Amasa Walker a Man almost As notorious for his abolitionism As we. Lloyd Garrison did he know that the Hon George Bancroft recently appointed collector of the port of Boston Lias Long been an abolitionist and that on the 4th of july of 1836, he maintained the a a incendiary doctrine before the assembled democracy of Hampden county has the editor read the letters of judge Morton Alexander if Eveiett and the democratic candidates for the Senate in Massachusetts to the inquiries of abolitionists docs he know that a Large proportion of the Van Buren papers of the state Are favourable to abolition then look at Rhode Island. Who introduced a gag Resolution into the legislature of that state a whig and do tec j. I Crit the Van Buren Leader in the state used his against it. The letter of Pierce at the late election to William m. Chase Secretary of the anti slavery society is full of Ultra a fanaticism a and would condemn him before any court of judge even gov. Hill of new Hampshire who bears about his person the democracy of die state tells the abolitionists in a recent letter that he is in favor of a state Law contravening the Law of Congress and granting a jury trial to persons claimed As fug to pc Staves. A a a. For. .1 what has the Globe to say in reference to the abolition tendencies of the Able Organ of a the party in new York the evening Post what of the combined democracy and abolition of William Leggett the Ablest defender which has yet appeared of the sub Treasury system? Thomas Morris the Van Buren senator of Ohio and the Only Manly advocate of immediate abolition at the Senate Hoard but enough. We commend the above facts to the editor of the Globe As Ovid nce that the Northern and Eastern friends of Martin Van Buren Are no fall prepared to be sold in the Sou them Market and that however powerful May be the machinery of party truth is stronger than All. Fact is seen and Felt by some of the oldest statesmen at the South. I he late sex president Madison it is said made the remark to miss Marti Neau that the whole Bible condemned slavery but the Energy did not preach this nor did the people see it. And judge Nichols in the House of representatives of Kentucky speaking of the clergy who might engage in the discussion of the slavery question said but a Short time since a when they come to handle the subject it will be As a matter of conscience. If the Laws of conscience will not allow slavery for a lifetime neither will they allow it for a Day. If they preach at All it must he the doctrine of immediate and what a Shade does the justness of these conclusions cast upon the course of reasoning adopted by some ministers of the gospel at the North they Tell us the Bible is opposed to slavery but act that it allows its a present rightful continuance a they arc in favor of emancipation but. In wig. Bra Jal pity till sometime Between if. R. 4lt�ptar�4br it is a a emancipation never begun and lever do they preach do they write do they condemn the slavery which exists to Day no. Do they Call for its abolition to Day no. Would they have All scourging All working without pay All separation of families buying and Selling of men women and children annihilated to Day o no no this sort of abolitionists were in existence two Hundred years ago. They were then in favor of Ultima be emancipation and they have been opposed to immediate and in. Favor of ultimate emancipation during these two Hundred years Down to the present time their cry is now As it always has been a not now a a not now a a not now a and so if always will be till the doctrines and measures of the immediate abolitionists have brought about a general emancipation and then they will be the first to join in chanting the chorus of a Universal Jubilee. And even now some of them seem to anticipate the Light in which they May be viewed and hence their frequent disclaimer a to i am not an abolitionist but a a i am As much opposed to slavery As you As a the father adding with a a fun got my whole family with i turned away from the sad scene. If this is the pain thought i inflicted by this traffic where family tics Are left unbroken what must be the agony of the poor victims where these ties Are ruthlessly sundered. As such reflections were Rushing upon my mind i was joined by the Friend with whom i had the dispute the Day before and who had berated the abolitionists without mercy a there or. A Kim there a a Case for a yes said i a Case for you too or. What do you think of it a a ooh its too had it s horrid said he a a it a and having thus begun he continued to assert his Abhorrence of the system of slavery in terms that would have been regarded As very Denun Chatory if found in the columns of the Liberator. Our conversation we at length interrupted by our arrival at the City depot. Rhe next morning in pursuance of the main object of my visit to this place i set out for w. If. Williams Sloe factory. It was a matter of some doubt to me As i went along whether s yours unfeigned to j. M. My Kim. From the Pennsylvania Freeman. Democracy and abolition. The principle of democracy As expounded by the democratic conventions of Massachusetts and Vermont is that of doing unto others As we would that others would do unto us of extending the hand of brotherhood to every member of the human family without regard to outward Circum stances or cast or Creed or color. This waste democracy inculcated by Thomas Jefferson and governor Eustis and e Bridge Gerry. But if we May judge by a recent article in the Washington Globe the democracy of the present Day is the main supporter of the unlimited system of slavery in a Long and Laboured article the editor endeavours to show that the great a democratic party has manifested its willingness to go to any length in upholding the a Peculiar institutions of the South and in a putting Down the friends of Freedom and equal rights at the North. Voting for Patton a gig Law the veto pledge of the president the course pursued by the dough faced Legislatures of Pennsylvania new Hampshire and new York a Are some of the proofs which the Globe add from Zion s watchman. Ultra ism. At the North suppose they have performed a very acceptable service to slave hold when they have denounced what they by a Misnomer Call some of our Many people a formed a Van riot of will be seen that the joint committee of the legislature to whom were referred the petitions of the people against the congressional gag Law. Have made a report full of strength and spirit and precisely in accordance with the wishes of the petitioners and the Genius of Republican Liberty appended to which Are equally emphatic resolutions. These have passed the Senate unanimously and will doubtless be As cordially adopted by the House and than for to Weir presentation to Congress Liberator. Resolves on the right of petition. Whereas the House of representatives of the United states did on the Twenty first Day of december last adopt die following Resolution to wit a resolved tuft All petitions memorials and papers touching the abolition of slavery or the buying Selling or transferring of slaves in any state District or territory of the United states be a Jed upon the table without being debated panted read or inferred and dial no farther action be had thereon a and whereas the said Resolution is a virtual denial of the right of petition which results from the very nature of our government and is secured by the Constitution of the United states Anikis also subversive of the Freedom of debate and whereas Gay Force of the said Resolution the respectful memorials of Many worthy citizens of this Commonwealth and of other states asking for the redress of a grievance Over which Congress has exclusive control As Well As the resolves of the legis Turc of this Commonwealth have been deliberately slighted and condemned and the voice of Massachusetts through her representatives in Congress has been silenced a therefore resolved that we the Senate and House of representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in general court assembled do in the name of the people thereof solemnly protest against the said Resolution As an usurpation of Tower in violation of the spirit of the cons tuu read Era we a rom Ember what Effort in were made at 0f the United states subversive of the Funda our last general conference a to conciliate a Southern Brethren a by denouncing a Modem but As we have before shown these of Orts were far from giving satisfaction. The Southern Christian advocate of March 23d contains a notice of d. M. Reese a humbugs which we dare say is anything but flatter Nigto the ambition of its famous author. The editor of that paper Rev. W. Capers says a a aft is due to the author of humbugs to say that in the course of his essay he argues quite beyond his prescribed limits of a Ultra abolitionism a As indeed to com not fail of doing after he had made the Bible his Standard of truth. this Standard and keeping ourself to a question of moral and Christian duty we knew abolitionism or Ultra abolitionism the older or the younger the More considerate or the More fanatic alike As it seems therefore that tie Rev w. Capers docs not agrees at All with that clause in the discipline of the Church of which he is a minister which proposes the a extirpation of the evil of slavery in lie goes alike against modern and ancient abolitionism and hence it would scrim his motto is a a slavery now and slavery for Ever a hear him again a a in his preliminary remarks our author says a that we do not include those abolitionists who View slavery As an evil and benevolently desire its abolition and Pray for the emancipation of All who Are in Bonds and contribute As much As in them lies to prepare the Way for its ultimate annihilation is because such do not go beyond the Bible either in their Creed or practice a now if this could be proven to us we fed persuaded that we should swing clean past our authors sort of abolitionists and take rank among the a Ultras a but it cannot. The Bible no where from beginning to end records any such Creed or practice. What the Creed and practice of the Bible is to Pray for the emancipation of All who Are in Bonds meaning a slaves the idiots with the rest it is quite a we believe it is Only at the North that the sentiment prevails to any considerable extent that the Bible is in favor of present slavery and also of Ultima be emancipation. Indeed who cannot see that if tie Bible enjoins emancipation a a duty that duty is of immediate obligation if themble Eon dems slavery it condoms it Noto it always has condemned it and always will condemn it. This mental principles of Jour own free institutions at War with the prerogatives of the people destructive of the relations Between them and their servants in assuming to change those servants into masters derogatory to the dignity and rights of the states and dangerous. Resolved that our senators und representatives in Congress in their Earnest and United assertion and defence of the right of petition and Freedom of debate against the attacks and assumptions of unauthorized Power deserve and have the continued and cordial approbation of the people of this Commonwealth. Resolved that his excellency the governor be requested to Forward a copy of these resolves to each of our senators and representatives in Congress with a request that the same May be Laid before that body. Fairly be charged to his a Tiger speech in Faneuil Hall a and be thankful too that he has not been formally impeached and turned out of office the people can teach him the Law or Sisson deserves the applause of the orderly people of this Commonwealth for the Gallant Lanfier in which he took the Bull by the horns As also the House of representatives for their decided . Pennsylvania has not spoken we were premature in the heading of our paragraph in a late number of the a a Freeman announcing the passage of the protest against the annexation of Texas by a Large majority in the Senate of this state. The protest has been arrested in the House the whole subject postponed a and Pennsylvania a knee is again in the dust before the moloch of Southern slavery. From the Pennsylvania inquirer Harrisburg april 13, 1838. Or. Stevens moved As an amendment to a Bill the resolutions adopted 6y the Senate instruct our a Iem Berr Al use Rich exertion against the admission of Texas into the unto to. Which was agreed to yeas 40, nays 38. Sofee other amendments having been adopted or. Stevens to veil that the House go into committee of the whole for the purpose of separating the part relative to Texas from the rest of the Bill which was agreed to. After the separation had been made or. Garretson offered As an amendment instructions to support the Independent Treasury. Or. Johnston then moved that the whole subject he indefinitely postponed which was agreed to years 41, nays 39. On this subject with three or four exceptions the members voted by party the Van Buren men going for the admission of Texas. Hayti and. France. France has at last removed the Only objection which our government Lias dared to urge against recognizing the Independence of our neighbouring Republic of Hayti. The Union one of the newspapers published at port an Prince feb. 15, 1838, contains two treaties concluded Between the Baron Jas cases and Baudin the Finch plenipotentiaries and those of the a laotian Republic. By the first Franco unconditionally acknowledges the ivc Edom sovereignty and Independence of the Republic of Hayti. By the second it is agreed that the balance of the indemnity 60, 000,000 f., or about $11,250,000, shall be paid in Twenty annual instalments gradually increasing from 1,500,000 i vanes to 3,000,000 francs. Whether this indemnity which Justice never required of Hayti shall Ever be completely paid or not she is now by the recognition of the Mother country a free Sovereign and Independent Leret Fere France has obstinately refused to recognize the sovereignty of her former Colony though for the Sake of extorting Money after the bayonets of Bonaparte had failed Charles eth of Reil to recognize a the Independence of the government in consideration of an indemnity to the heirs and survivors of the old colonists of 150,960,000 francs to be paid in five equal annual instalments commencing with the year 1825. Boyer had the weakness to Swallow the Hook but the Good sense of the haitian people made the measure so unpopular that As is understood Only one instalment 30,000,000 francs has been paid up to the Date of the recent treaty. France now places Hayti on the same footing As other nations and relinquishes one half of her remaining claim for indemnity. In this state of the Case what Shadow of excuse remains to our government for delaying any longer to establish the same International relations with Hayti As us and other nations with which we have far less commercial Intercourse ? will not those who have a due respect for Justice jct Ween men to say nothing of our commercial interests or our National character Sec that this sub act is immediately urged upon the attention of the a resident and Senate of the United states a emancipator. A costly speech six Hundred dollars per annul. Better not to advocate Lynch Law in a few Days since a Bill relating to the office of attorney general passed the Senate of this state the 3d Section of which fixed his salary at $1800�? being an increase of $600. It was twice read in the House and upon the question of the third Reading or. Sisson of fall River moved to Amend the Bill by striking out the 3d Section in support of which motion he contended that any officer of the government either by himself or his friends making application for an increase of salary should come wich clean hands. He commented with just severity upon the speech of that officer at the Faneuil Vilall meeting in relation to the Alton trag Edy As tending to create disturbance and riot whih he was bound by his oath of office to prevent All violation of Law that he ought to have been the last Man in the Commonwealth to pursue a course of conduct which tended directly to subvert All order that if any member of the House doubted that such waste tendency of his conduct he could satisfy him by Reading from the speech As reported by or. Austin. Or. Sisson also alluded to hts abusive remarks against or. Banning at said meeting a pc. It cd. Messes. Gray and Sturgis the most influential of the Boston members advocated the increase of salary a but notwithstanding this and its passage through the Senate or. Sissons motion prevailed by thru a to one a so this great buttress of slavery May the in a himself for this annual loss of $600, which May let the South speak. The Alabama journal. This paper Doc. 27, has the following paragraph with regard to the Alton massacre in relation to the Alton affair which we published some numbers since we have Forborne hitherto to comment. It has taken the course we had expected and has become the subject of numerous meetings among the abolitionists. The killing of Bishop by the abolitionists is resolved to be justifiable homicide whilst that of Lovejoy is likewise by Resolution pronounced malignant cold blooded murder. We have observed with Tion the comments in Southern papers upon this of air. They attach too much blame to those who in the absence of statute Law to afford immediate Relief against the incendiaries who would destroy their property and their lives called into re question the first Law of nature self defence. Do the abolitionists expect the slave Holder will wait the tardy operations of the Law when the criminal incendiary under the Law backed As he is by the wealth and influence of a Large Section of our country May give Security to answer to the the ends of Law and in the mean time May prosecute his infernal machinations in the very face and bosom of the slaveholder until his property is destroyed and the throats of his wife Ami children Cut before his face. It is unreasonable to suppose any Community so enduring or so deaf to their own rights and interests. Law or no Law the Southern people will never permit the establishment among them of a Public press fen the inciting of insurrection and rebellion among their slaves and where the operation of the Law is tardy they will take the remedy into their Orfi hands. And it is to the knowledge of this fact abroad that we owe our present Security. If there were no remedy for these evils save an Appeal to courts of j ustice there would scarcely be a Village South of the Potomac but there would be planted an abolition news press and the utter destruction of the lives and property of our people would he consummated before a court of Justice under the forms and delays of Law could redress their the execution of mob Law is always attended with danger to the innocent and As a general practice wrong but the end sometimes justifies the Means and though the taking of the life of a Ferow being is a matter which every honorable and Brave Man should shudder at and an event under All Circum stances to be regretted yet that Man or Community who would scruple to take life when Quot necessity or the Law of self defence authorizes it k the noblest gift of heaven petitions to the annual conference. The Lime Haf fully arrived when oar Friend should a gain engage in circulating petitions to the annual conferences for the purpose of obtaining signatures. By All Means every annual conference within whose hounds there Are any number of members who wish die Ketih Patio of Jha a great evil from our Church should to addressed on this subject. In has been said by Thomac who pretend to know a advice of our last general conference was not prevent any of our members from opposing slavery have honest scruples respecting it. All such whether abolitionists or not May put their names to the following in Max Elul 1 to the president and members of the annual conference of the methodist episcopal Church. The undersigned members of the methodist a Church in beg leave to present that there Are More than two Mil Lions of human beings now enslaved in this Christian nation that slavery has been in creasing among us for the last Twenty Fife years and during which time it is not remembered that either of our Confer Knees has borne any explicit testimony against it though one or two of our conferences have justified it so far As to say it is not a moral evil. We therefore respectfully and earnestly request Thea conf recce to re affirm the language of our Church in 1786, As in the following words Vij High away be found in the minute a that it we do Holt in the deepest a Abhorrence for up to cd of slavery and shall Robt cease to seek lie Destruel Ian by All Wise and prudent and As in duty bound your Memoria lists will Ever Pray printed forms like the above May he had at this office at $1 per Hundred. Or the above May be copied or another written As May be desirable and they should to circulated for signatures without delay. Some of the conferences will sit in a few watchman. A the slaves Are a few years ago mrs. B. Was travelling from Alabama to Kentucky. Fifteen Miles from Bowling Green towards Nashville she stopped to refresh the horses. Just before this she had met in the Road a Coffee of slaves going South. The slaver himself had stopped at the House where Abo stopped. He was engaged in bargaining with the landlord for a negro woman and her infant to add to his gang. The woman had four children. She appeared greatly distressed. Mrs b. Appealed to the compassion of the master and spoke of the hardship of separating the Mother from Theca of her children. He seethed touched for the moment the tears started in Bis eyes. His wife remarked to the slave woman a i told you if you did no to do better How it would be a but you would it mind the slaver himself was unmoved. The slave waa ordered forthwith to get needy she was brought to the door where the slaver had a horse ready for her. She was put on it with her infant her other three children were screaming in agony at the departure of the broken hearted weeping Mother. The husband a it is not known where lie was. Perhaps he knew nothing about a till he came to visit Hie wife and found the place desolate part of his children Motherless a his infant torn forever from him. We ask of those who say Uthe slaves Are Happy a whal do they think of the Case of this poor wife and Mother bereft in a moment of husband and children 1 think you that she or any who Are exposed every Houi to such separations Are Happy ? put the Case to yourselves and try . It by facts in relation to the coloured people in Baltimore. In Baltimore there Are several schools for the coloured people. One of them a connected with the Church of which Rev. Robert j. Breckinridge is pastor. That connected with the 1st presbyterian Church it is thought would not suffer in comparison with the Best regulated schools of the country generally. It has More than two Hundred scholars in attendance. The teachers Are mostly Whites. A the female teachers Are Whites and from the Best classes of society. The most perfect order is maintained. The superintendent informed the gentleman who furnishes this account that the school had been in a flourishing condition for some time but More remarkably so during the last year and that of late the attention of the Christian Public had been turned to the condition of the coloured be opt. A of a Rev. Or. Petri Kin an Episcopalian Clergyman has taken charge of a coloured congregation and gives half his time to its gratuitous 1 instruction. Why ought not the honorable example of or. Petrikin and the Christian Public of Baltimore to be follow throughout the whole South a in. G. President Madison a dying testimony. A the observed that the whole Bible is against negro slaver but that the clergy do not preach this and the people do not see it the above is in mias Martineau so retrospect of Western travel just published by messes Harper of this City. A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land tha prophets Prophesy falsely and the priests Bare role by their Means and my people love to have it so and wbk to will be do in the end thereof Jer. A 30, 31. Son of Man i have made thee a watchman unto the House of Israel therefore hear the word at my Mouth Auto give them warning from me. When i say unto the wicked thou shall surely die and thou gives him not warning nor speak est to warn the wicked from his wicked Way to save his life the same wicked Man shall die in his iniquity hut his blood will i require at thine . Iii. 17, 18.�?/a and i piously affronts Ihu god who them gave a the Sor tii Woriax Christian a ovo cats methodist Nashville Tennessee in alluding to the late writings of Bishop Hedding or. Fisk or. Bangs or. Lucky and or. Reese in the methodist papers says a a this having been had in the journals published in the free states has had a most salutary influence upon the feelings and actions of the Church at Large. The same paper commends Bishop Hedding and Waugh for their course in preventing the conferences of the methodist episcopal Church from acting on the subject of slavery. A the Church Large a says the advocate a feels that her final peace and constitutional rights Are Safe a in Plain English the Domestic institution of slavery is successfully shielded by these Northern methodist writers and Bishop shall we be accounted uncharitable if we express similar convictions in respect to that fact 1�?Friend of Man. A remarkable the Tutell gence communicated in our two last papers it who be seen that the christians in the Sandwich islands have established a monthly concert to Pray for american heathens we rejoice in Toto fact but consider it one of fee most remarkable events of this eventful age. Let professing christians a America who he Athenize their fellow men or keep them in heathenism darkness and All who apologize for or who refuse to oppose such practices tremble in View of such an astonishing . Of the Side or the tint was a. Boatmen. A lady on a visit to some of her friends who resided in Bowling Green Kentucky had this account from an intelligent and creditable slave. A slaver had but a Short time before purchased in that Village or the neighbourhood a Man whose wife was a free woman. The wife when she heard of it was almost beside herself. In the height of her affliction she went to the slaver and offered him Twe of her own Froe bom sons for Tho redemption of the father. The slaver accepted them and these boys if alive Are slaves forever if the planting South. This a free Christian America a in. B. A just . The people of Arkansas sided the texan marauders in wresting Texas from fee mexican government and now trass has shown her gratitude to them by laying claim to a part of their territory. So has even gone further than this to show How Well she remembers past favors. She has established offices for fee disposal of fee land. Verily there is a just Providence feat overrules the affairs of am in a a we the Olive Branch. Mexican i hear an american politician talking loud about mexican outrages i am disposed to a re mate him just As i should a citizen might see stimulating a great overgrown boy to pus Rel with a neighbor child of not half his size or i regard the course of our government towards me a very Way discreditable and unbecoming. Those who bark of mexican outrages i eaten be curs of the lowest order of the Gazette

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