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serate, that they almost uniformly deny the lawfulness of all war; they cannot, therefore, wish
to awaken it in its most horrible aspect, and in Philanthropic and Literary.
a cause in which they have no other interest
than that which is stirred in their own hearts PRINCIPALLY CONDUCTED BY A LADY.
by the claims of humanity, justice, and reli
gion. A MATRON OF EASTERN VIRGINIA. We give below some paragraphs from the ar
Over this signature, a lady of the south has ticle of which we have spoken; and we cannot published a very well written and pathetic ap
but repeat our regret, that any portion of our peal on the discussion of the question of aboli. sisters of the south (for we cannot believe that
all of them do so) should entertain such senti. tion, abounding in all the phantasms of terror which have been conjured up to fright the friends
ments on the subject of slavery and emancipa
tion. of emancipation from the path of humanity and justice. We doubt not that, in the present in the Union is threatened ; and all the blessings it
“ Shut your eyes no longer, my countrymen, stance, this panic has been deeply felt'; and we | confers, and which our fathers suffered and died
pity and regret the pain induced by the cause- to attain, must perish with it. Scorn not the i less terrors, while we scarce forbear to smile at feeble voice of a woman when she calls on you the strange misunderstanding which is display- | late. We are told that the citizens of the north
to awake to your danger, ere it be for ever too ed, of the designs and feelings of the northern would arouse our slaves to exert their physical abolitionists. We do not wonder that there | force against us—but we cannot, we will not beshould be dread and dismay in the bosoms of lieve, the shocking, foul, unnatural tale. What! our southern sisters at the thought of the slavery | juries on their northern brethren as to render
have the daughters of the south inflicted such inwhich exists among them; we do not think they || them objects of deadly, exterminating hate?
have no cause for alarm, and we can sympathise || Have helpless age, smiling infancy, virgin puri: strongly with their feelings; but we do think | ty, no claims on the generous, the high-minded, that the danger is not in the discussion of the and the brave? Would they introduce the ser
pents of fear and withering anxiety into the subject, but in seeking for security in adding | Edens of domestie bliss, bathe our peaceful strength and weight to the fetters of the slave, hearths with blood, and force us to abhor those instead of breaking them at once from his limbs. ties which now unite us as one people, and The peril cannot be removed by shutting their which we so lately taught our sons to regard as
our pride, and the very palladium of our prospeeyes to it, though it may enable the consciencesrity No, we cannot believe it. We cannot be of those whose injustice is the cause of all that | so unjust to the enlightened and humane citizens danger, to still slumber on in the unperturbed of the northern states, as to suppose for a moapathy of guilt. It is these, it is all who have ment they approve of the course pursued by been concerned in upholding slavery, (and who | cruel calamities on the south. The poor slave
those reckless agitators who seek to inflict such in our nation has not ?) that the abolitionists of himself merits not at their hands the mischief the north would rouse from their fatal slumber, and woe which his mistaken advocates would and invite to the holy task of loosening the fet-|| heap, on his devoted head. No; the northern ters of the oppressed. But deeply, ardently as
people are too well acquainted with historical
facts, to condemn us for evils which we deprethey desire this liberty, they would shudder | cated as warmly as themselves, but which were scarcely less than the southerners themselves at ruthlessly imposed upon us by the power of any attempt of the slave to enfranchise himself | Great Britain." by violence; and they would deprecate, on far Is the system of slavery still imposed upon higher and nobler grounds, the employment of the south“ by the power of Great Britain ?" If any other means than the triumph of moral they still so" warmly deprecate its evils,” why principle to effect that object. Those to whom do they not make some effort to remove them? the cause of humanity is dear as their own lives, Why do they so dread the interference and ascannot but esteem as precious every drop that sistance of the north ? Let those who “side by flows through the veins of those who, however side fought and bled in defence of their common guilty, are still their brethren; and still less country," whose“ united wisdom was exerted to would they cherish a thought of approval towards | form our glorious constitution and those repuba scheme of violence that would involve not only | lican institutions, which (so justly) are our boast the oppressors themselves, but helpless woman and the safe-guard of our liberties," once more and sinless infancy in its undistinguishing retri- unite, and remove from that beloved country the bution. It is a peculiarly fortunate circumstance, foul blot which disgraces her. Will they who in proving the utter groundlessness of the alle- | dared and endured so much in resisting injuries, gations of the abolitionists aiming at the excite- | which in comparison with tbose inflicted on the ment of rebellion in those whom they commis- || slave, were less than the sting of the moscheto
Fiat Justitia Ruat Cælum. to the tortures of the inquisition, do and dare For the Genius of Universal Emancipation, nothing to retrieve their own injustice ?
TO A STRANGER. Deluded emancipators of the north, we now appeal to you! We deprecate slavery as much I know thee not, young maiden, yet I know th
there must be, as you. We as ardently desire the liberty of the whole human race-but what can
Around that heart of thine sweet ties of clingin do? The slow hand of time must overcome
sympathy: difficulties now insurmountable. An evil, the Dwell'st thou not midst thy childhood's hours growth of ages, cannot be remedied in a
loved and loving one, day.”
Around whose path affections light hath ever
sunshine thrown ? True; lingering years will be insufficient to remove all the evils resulting from the system of A sister's arm is round thee twined, perchance slavery; but there must be a day for the commence
oh deeply blest!
A parent's fond and holy kiss upon thy brow is ment of the remedy, or it can never be applied ;
pressed; and if there is danger, now, in meddling with || A brother's love-is that, too, thine-a gem the subject, that danger will be still further in- priceless worth, creased by procrastination.
To guard thee like a talisman amid the storms of
earth? “Our virtuous and enlightened men will doubtless effect much by cautious exertions, if|| Then blame me not, that I should seek, although their efforts are not checked by your rash at
I know not thee, tempts to dictate, on a subject on which it is im- To waken in thy heart its chords of holiest sym. possible that they can form a correct judg- pathy;
It is for woman's bleeding heart, for woman's
humbled form, It is strange, that with the precepts of the O'er which the reeking lash is swung, with life’s Christian gospel spread before them, the northern
red current warm. people should be told that they cannot form a correct judgment of what is right. If the minds of It is for those who wildly mourn o’er many a
broken tie, either party are liable to be warped into error, As sweet as those which swell thy heart with it must certainly be those on which interest and happiness so high; the prejudices of education and habit have the For those whose heart's are rent and crushed by
foul oppression's hand, strongest claim.
The wronged, the wretched, the enslaved, in
freedom's chosen land. For the Genius of Universal Emancipation
Oh lady! when a sister's cry is ringing on the
When woman's pleading eye is raised in agoTO A*****
When woman's limbs are scourged and sold My own Annette! my own Annette !
midst rude and brutal mirth, How often turns my thoughts to thee,
And all affections holiest ties are trampled to the And those sweet hours when erst we met,
earth. And shared our thoughts in converse free.
May female hearts be still unstirred, and midst Around me the soft moonshine pours
their wretched lot, A quiet flood of silver light;
The victims of unmeasured wrong be carelessly And thus o'er memory's hoarded stores,
forgot? The star of thought is gleaming bright. Or shall the prayer be poured for them, the tear
be freely given, Yet, though long years have glided past, Until the chains that bind them now from every Since last thy hand was clasped in mine,
limb are riven ? ·
E. The chain that friendship o'er us cast, Hath felt no link of love untwine.
For the Genius of Universal Emancipation. And we may meet in other hours, And love where we have loved, again;
A DIALOGUE ON SLAVERY. And talk of all the early flowers
MARY AND RACHEL. We gathered on life's by-past plain.
Mary. You are an emancipationist, Rachel, But there are stronger ties than ours,
and yet you like not the Colonization SocietyRemorseless rent by cruel hands;
by what means, then, would you get rid of Torn hearts, o'er which no future hours slavery? Shall fling again the severed bands.
Rachel. By the simple act of doing justice
by substituting freedom for bondage. Oh! let us weep with those who weep,
Mary. But how is this to be done? It is easy Beneath oppressions crushing hand;
to talk of enfranchisement, but those who are And in our thoughts their anguish keep
acquainted with the subject, speak of emancipaWho till in tears our guilty land.
tion as a wild and ruinous scheme, which, if it
could be effected, would be productive of the GERTRUDE.
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Rachel. There are some who profess to be ac- and the requisitions of justice made to succumb quainted with the subject, who will indeed teli to prejudice and interest. you so; but reflect upon the subject for a few Klary.—I believe you are correct. I think moments, and say if your own reason does not. after the first excitement is past, an unbending convince you of the unsoundness of their argu-adherence to the principles of pure justice, and ments. Will they who toil patiently for others, the religious precepts which enforce them, will not labor for themselves? Would they whose win more respect, and create no more opposiforbearance is maintained under the pressure of tion, than a course more blended with worldly severe injury, clutch the throats of their bene- | policy. factors ?
Răchel.–And I hope that both yourself, and Mary. I should suppose not; but at present every other female, will maintain only such sentheir labor is compulsory, and their forbearance timents in this cause as are consistent with the enforced by the unlimited control of their mas requisitions of the Christian gospel. ters; were they released from their present re
ELA. straints, ungoverned as they must be by the stricter rules of moral discipline, what security
FREE LABOR PRODUCTS. would there be against the evils that have been apprehended. You have read Dr. Porter's opi. We are truly glad to pcrceive that anti-slavery nion upon the subject ?
men are more generally waking up to the duty Rachel. I have; but it has had no influence
of abstaining from the products of slave labor. over my own. I still think immediate emanci- " By their fruits shall ye know them.” Goods pation the wisest and safest, as well as the only bondman, may be obtained in this city, as ad.
uncontaminated by the blood and tears of the upright course that can be pursued. I am aware that the slaveholders themselves at present do bered that this is the lever which has been so
vertised in our columns. It should be remem. not think so, and that emancipation in the way effectual in moving public opinion in England. I speak of, cannot be effected without their consent. But their sentiments may be changed, and do unto others as they would that they
Let Christians ponder on a coming judgment, and do not at any rate affect the argument. should do unto them. New York Emancipator. But do not, my dear Mary, bewilder your mind, as appears to be the case with some, by fancying that emancipation from the terrible slavery
NEW PUBLICATION. which now oppresses so many of our fellow creatures, signifies also an exemption from a judi- "An Appeal in favor of that class of Americious and necessary restraint, which must ofcans called Africans. By Mrs. Child, author of course be more or less rigid as circumstances The Mother's Book, The Girl's Own Book, The may dictate. The law which now yields to the Frugal Housewife, &c. Boston: Allen & Tickmaster an unnatural degree of power over his nor. 1833. pp. 232." fellow creatures, would lose no degree of its su- We have read this work with great satisfacpremacy by transferring the power of punish- tion and delight. The author has taken up the ment into the hands of the civil magistrate, and subject of slavery from its commencement, and taking the slave under its own protection as a discussed it with her usual ingenuity and canhuman being. And surely this might be done; dor. The work is dedicated to the Rev. J. May, they might cease to be ranked with the ox and of Brooklyn, Conn. It is divided into eight chapthe plough; the whip might be thrown aside, ters, with the following heads: and the traffic in their flesh abolished, if their 1. Brief history of slavery. Its inevitable ef. masters would consent, without danger of any | fects upon all concerned in it. violent convulsion. In the continuance of slave. 2. Comparative view of slavery in different ry there is certain peril; it must, if persisted in, || ages and nations. sooner or later produce rebellion and massacre, 3. Free and slave labor—Possibility of safe while the terrors of the opposers of emancipation | emancipation. are excited only by an improbability, which they 4. Influence of slavery in the politics of the apprehend may recur, and are warranted by no United States. precedent in history.
5. Colonization Society, and Anti-Slavery So. Mary. But the slaveholders will not consent to ciety. the immediate resignation of what they term
6. Intellect of negroes. their property.
7. Moral character of negroes. Rachel. And this, not the danger, forms the
8. Prejudices against the people of color, and
our duties in relation to the subject. principal difficulty. But do they show any more willingness to accede to a system of gradual | dicated her sentiments in this work with great
Mrs. Child is an abolitionist, and she has vin abolition, or abolition of any sort? Do they not cling to the whole guilt of slavery The object | ability. She avows herself an opponent of the then is to effect a change in their sentiments, Colonization Society, and a friend of the Antiand to bring their sentiments to influence their Slavery Society. The remarks upon the com actions, and this may be done, I believe, as
parative merits of the two societies evince a disreadily in favor of immediate as of gradual criminating judgment, a philanthropic heart,
and an independent mind.
Liberator. emancipation. And even if the whole point cannot be obtained, at least nothing will be lost by taking this ground. They must yield some- Use of Tobacco.-It is stated in the French thing to the public feeling; and if justice only, | papers, that by mixing tobacco juice with the pure unwarped justice, is required, even though pitch and tar used in paying the seams in a they should fall short of all they ought to do, ship's bottom, the attack of worms and destructhey will probably yield more, and certainly not tive insects will be prevented, and coppering less, than if a lower standard had been adopted, | rendered unnecessary.
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window curtain stained by a volley of rotten This enterprising and philanthropic young | eggs and last, not least, a moral non-descript, lady has been tried and convicted by a court in though physically a human being, named A
T-- He advised Miss Crandall to the state of CONNECTICUT, after all the usual for- treasure up the stone and the curtain, and let malties of examining witnesses, hearing counsel, the broken pane remain; but he thought it deand the delivery of a charge from his Honor the sirable that A. T. J. should be suffered to go at judge, of—readers, what do you suppose ? Not large for the inspection of a curious public–Ib. of stealing, nor breaking the peace and dignity
LEXINGTON, (Ky.) Oct. 29. of the state—but of teaching young women to Siugular Circumstance.-Late on Saturday read and write. Truly this is a very enlighten- | night, a black man knocked at the dwelling ed age! And CONNECTICUT, so far famed for her view with him. He was admitied by the ser
house door of the mayor, and requested an intercolleges, and seminaries of learning, has taken | vant, and his business being demanded, he rethe lead in causing her light to shine!!! A jury || quested of the mayor to be sent to jail; but of that enlightened state has convicted one of her made no explanation for so singular a request. daughters of endeavoring to impart literary in cult at that time to find the proper officer to
The mayor stated to him that it would be diffistruction to females! Truly, “where the light commit him, but that if he would proceed to the that is in us becomes darkness, HOW GREAT IS || jail, he did not doubt that he would obtain adTHAT DARKNESS !!” The greater the opportuni- mission, and that if he did not, either of the ties we possess of knowing what is right, the || the watch house until morning. With this in
watchmen, on application, would confine him in greater the depravity which can produce such || struction the man proceeded to the jail, awoke palpable violations of the decencies of civilized Mr. Megowan, the jailer, and was admitted and society, as have been exhibited in the persecu- confined. Early on Sunday morning, an inquiry
was made to learn the cause of such extraordi. tions to which this virtuous young woman has
nary conduct, when it was ascertained that the been subjected.
negro belonged to Mr. Samuel Patterson, residWm. Lloyd Garrison, on his return lately from | ing a few miles from the city, and that on the New York to Boston, called to see P. Crandall, I evening previous, in a fit of rage, he had struck
at his wife with an'axe, and inflicted a wound in whence he proceeded to make a short visit to
the abdomen from which she soon after expired. his friends at Brooklyn, Connecticut. He gives
FREE PRODUCE. a short account of the call made on him while
JOSEPH H. BEAL has removed his store from at the latter place, which we copy from the Li- || 41 Fulton street, where he formerly kept, to berator.
376 Pearl street, New York, where he intends
to keep a general assortment of goods, the proAcknowledgment.—Just before midnight, on duct of free labor ; including Groceries, Dry Sabbath evening last, in Brooklyn, Connecticut, || Goods, Cotton Cloths, Shirting, and Paper made the deputy sheriff of Windham county, in behalf of linen rags, which he will sell, wholesale and of those zealous patrons of colored schools, those retail, upon the best terms he can afford. plain, independent republicans, those high-mind- This establishment will probably be the most ad patriots, those practical Christians,
extensive of any of the kind in the United States; ANDREW T, JUDSON,
and the diligence, punctuality, and industry of RUFUS ADAMS,
the proprietor, who has engaged in the business
from principle, will give satisfaction to all who SOLOMON PAINE, have dealings with him. We hope this store CAPT. RICHARD FENNER, will be extensively patronized.
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