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bond. This change of life brought him more di present family bereavement; for they had been rectly in contact with the world: it extended his there but a few days, when a party of traders duties, it strengthened his affection, and, in some came that way, bartered for the oldest boy, and measure, were off his pre-existing aptitude to carried him off. Their destiny was unknown,gloom and despondency.
his fate is equally so, as neither time nor circum. We need not relate the family events that trans- stance has ever disclosed to the parents any tid. pired during his subsequent stay in this village. ings of their long lost child :--for him often did To him the current of worldly incidents had veri. they look at sunset and at sunrise,- often did they fied the truth of that sound moral sentiment, that listen in the stillness of the night, but his form change is an attribute of man:-the lapse of a never met their eye, and his returning footsteps few brief years found him a stranger west of the they never heard. Alleghany ridge, and situated in a little cottage on One of the family has now made his final exit the head waters of the Kenhawa river. This from the narrative : we will return to those that event happened but a few years after Col. Boone remain in prospect, and trace their vicissitudes in had forced the natives to relinquish their right of the land of the oppressor. Richard and Maria, as the country to the State government, and as they before mentioned, were separated several miles acceded to the stipulation upon the reluctant terms distant, principally to prevent them advising with of necessity, they often took opportunity to violate each other, and laying plans for their future esit, and commit reprisals on the unwary back-cape. They were vigilantly guarded by their woodsman.
masters, who kept them at their constant iasks of Richard and Maria had now a young family hoeing, planting, carrying wood, and other drud. rising around them. A new country affords many | geries; for the most degraded of mankind are the incentives to bodily and mental exertion, which most oppressive, when they move under the im. those in a more secure, and less remote situation, l pulses of lawless power. hardly experience: the exigencies of a family are In pursuing our history, it were useless to ad. only supplied by toil and strict economy; and, vert to the more common events that must natuadded to this, their unexpected exposure in a fron- rally arise, for the picture may be filled up, but tier country called forth in Richard's mind, I cannot be easily overwrought, when we imagine, every solicitude for safety as well as support.- | that hunger, cold and abuse, with all the pains Very soon were his presentiments of danger and privations resulting therefrom, are fully and brought to the test of reality. His home was bro- || emphatically implied in a consideration of the ken up and its comforts all prostrated by ruthless state in which we find the sufferers placed. hands. He, his wife, four sons and an infant During the second summer of their captivity, daughter, were carried away, and exposed to a the youngest boy, who still remained with the fa train of disasters, which, in comparison to the exi. | ther, was taken of a slow disease, apparently ingencies of our common lot, must be placed para- duced by exposure and the want of a mother's mount in suffering and distress.
care. No disposition was manifest by the mas. The spoilers, three in number, were on horse- ter or his family to alleviate the pangs of infant back; and for several successive days they hurri- | suffering. After the day's toils were over, Riched their prisoners forward, mostly through a wil. || ard spent the long night in attention to his afflict. derness country, and in many places without a ed charge, administering what comforts, and im. track to direct their footsteps. One of the horses parting what relief was in his power: but the was appropriated to the service of carrying bag-only looked for prospect of relief was in the friend. gage, and the two youngest boys were placed on || ly hand of death. In one of those watchful hours the back of the animal, and secured there, in the of the night season, he was interrupted by a fepeculiar way of the owners : the two elder boys male entering his dark hut, with a babe in her were urged forward on foot with no other assist. arms; who, to his astonishment and joy, proved ance than the weak pittance of help that the pa- to be the wife of his bosom, his forlorn, his afflict. rents could afford, for Maria had to carry her in- led Maria. She had been informed of the situation fant, and her husband a large burden of the spoil. of her boy, and with all the characteristics of a moThus situated, and enduring the hardships of hun. ther, whose affections had become more ardent by ger and the inclemencies of day and night, they being deprived of their object, had eloped from her were brought to a small settlement near the mouth || master, equally regardless of the dangers of the way, of the Big Sandy river, where measures were taken and the penalty which was expected as the price of to locate the prisoners among the several families. || her disobedience. But little time was allowed to in.
Hitherto we have seen our unfortunate little dulge in those spontaneous emotions that her unex. band participating in each others company, and pected presence had given birth to; and still less to imparting such solace and sympathy as the exi-recapitulate the sufferings they had endured in each gencies of their state could suggest; and even others absence:---they were wholly engrossed in at. their interminglings of grief were a comparative tention to their little boy :-every scanty resource comfort, when all their other worldly comforts was brought into action, every endearment was had been taken away. But we now behold their used to palliate: the rising sun witnessed their paren. little society broken up, and themselves subjected tal solicitude, but the short period of a few morning to the claims and caprices of different masters,-|| hours soon limited their exertions, and spread an in. their spirits not ignobly subdued by misfortune, creasing shade of terror over this interesting family but restrained into compliance as the ultimate dic- scène. Before midday their hut was surrounded by tate of necessity.
her pursuers, and she was torn from her frantic husRichard, with the two younger boys, were pla-band, and from her sick boy, without the liberty of ced in the same family; Maria and her babe were taking an affectionate farewell. Richard in less than taken about ten miles down the river to another | a week witnessed the consummation of his child's settlement; and the two eldest boys made the third suffering: he did the last sad and solitary rite, by family division, being located together, a mile or enclosing its remains in a little casement made with two distant from their mother.
his own hands, and burying it under a large forest But even this was not the full measure of their tree, - (Conclusion next month.)
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the friends of liberty and order. Certain difficul. We shall proceed leisurely with our notices of || ties which had been apprehended had ceased to
threaten; and the government of Pedraza had be. the state of things in Mexico. It is important, at
more universally popular and success. this time, that the reader should be duly informed | ful than its warmest advocates had antici. of the actual condition of the Gorernment. With || pated. this view, we insert the following article from the
The roads between the capital and
were deemed safe, and, besides the convoy of a “New Orleans Courier,” of a recent date.
million of dollars which reached Tampico accord. We have been favored with the sight of an of- ing to previous accounts, one of a mueh larger ficial communication made to F. Pizaro Martinez, | amount, (viz. $2,300,000,) was on the way, and Mexican Consul in this city, by Senor Gonzales, || expected there in a few days, while a third one of Secretary of State, under the new Mexican admi- very considerable value might reach Vera Cruz nistration, bearing date the 10th of January, 1833. || about the first of March. We extract the following passeges, as not without The elections had taken place in the State of interest in the present position of Mexican affairs: Mexico and the Federal District, entirely in favor
“ The convention that has been entered into be- || of the patriotic cause. tween the divisions under the command of their excellencies Don Anastasio Bustamente and Don Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, of which I trans
THE RICHMOND ENQUIRER, AND LOUISmit you copics, has happily placed a term to the
VILLE PUBLIC ADVERTISER. evils of civil war. His Excellency Don Manuel Gomez Pedraza, in consequence of the same,
These papers have exerted a considerable dopossession of the Chief Magistracy of the Repub-gree of influence in their respective sections of the lic, in the city of Puebla, and has since been re
United States; and, until recently, both were loud cognized by all the authorities and corporations of in their denunciations of the advocates of univerthis capital
, and is in full exercise of the supreme sai emancipation. The editor of the latter, though executive power.
“ The Republic, which has suffered all the evils a lineal descendant of the celebrated William of a disastrous and sanguinary war, and which Penn, (whose family name he bears,) read us anarchy threatened to annihilate, will again tüste
some censorious strictures a few years ago. Put as the sweets of peace, and give fresh impulse to all the branches of the public administration. His the people of Kentucky, as well as those of Vir. Excellency the President, who feels no other de- ginia, are beginning to see the evils of slavery, sire than that of beholding the complete re-estab
and speak of them too, he seems inclined, like his lishment of the constitutional system, and of consolidating forever, public order and tranquillity, is prototype at Richmond, to cast about for an ex. employing all the means conducive to this end, cuse to turn a summerset. He copied the follownot doubting but they will lead to the desired re- l ing extract from the remarks of the late governor sult, and that his efforts will be forwarded by Di. Miller, of South Carolina, on the defection of the vine Providence.
“ His Excellency also feels assured that all the Enquirer, some short time since:agents of the Republic in the exterior, will, on
“There was a time when, whatever appeared in their side, contribute to the establishment of its that paper, (one of the most influential and widely credit; and cause to disappear thiose unhappy pre circulated papers in the southern country,) might possessions which the state of inquietude which be considered as indicating the temper of the was seen to prevail there during the past year, south. That time has gone by. We were wont may have given occasion. With this view, I am
to look upon Richmond as the West Point-the instructed to give notice to you of these events, strong post on our frontier-mounted by the En. that you may give due publicity to the same.”
quirer, under whose battery we reposed with safe. Every well wisher to the prosperity of Mexico ty and security. But such is not the case now. must sincerely hope that the promises here held | While our old men and women, and little chil. out by the newly installed President, may be hap- || dren, rested in safety by day, and in security by pily realized. From all we have heard of the cha- night, in defiance of southern interest, and southracter and talents of Senor Pedraza, we are led to
ern feeling, the sentinel on the wall, with un. augur well for the future. That circumstances equalled perfidy, recreant and traitorous, turned should have obliged him to quit his country, and his fire upon his own people, and as far as he deprive it for a long period of the benefit of his could, spread desolation in his own camp. He is services, is matter of regret; and yet we hope it the survivor of Nat. Turner, and the confederate will be no presumption on our part to say, that a
of Lundy and Garrison.” residence of two years in the United States will not be without its beneficial influence upon his
Shadrach Penn cannot swallow this! He cen. political views and character.
sures gov. Miller somewhat unsparingly, from By the latest mails from the South, we have the which we infer that he, too, is about to join the following intelligence. It is copied from a Phila- ranks of the “Fanatics.” O Public Opinion! how delphia paper
potent art thou! The sturdiest politicians bow “ Accounts have been received by private cor
before thee. At thy bidding, they assume the respondence from New Orleans, conveying intel- various hues of the chamelion-nothing too inconligence from the capital of Mexico to the 30th of sistent-nothing too ridiculous—nothing too badJanuary
The state of the country is represented to have and (may we not hope?) nothing too good, for been at that date in a high degree gratifying to | if they have thy magisterial sanction!!
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tendency to open the eyes of the community to
the enormity of the system in all its bearings. Philanthropic and Literary,
The Society is designated by the name of the
· Harrisville Free Produce and Anti-Slavery SoPRINCIPALLY CONDUCTED BY A LADY. ciety. I have been directed, as its Corresponding
Secretary, to write to thee, and endeavor to ascer. SOCIETY AT GREEN PLAINS, Ohio.
tain whether thee can furnish us with the followWe lately mentioned that a Free Produce As-ing articles, viz. Brown and Bleached Shirtings,
Calicces of plain patterns, Checks, Cotton Flansociation had been organized, at the above named | nels, Table Diapers, Cotton Yarn, of pretty fine place. It is with pleasure we insert the following No's. We should like to be furnished with a list extract of a letter from the Corresponding Com- of the articles thee may have for sale, with the mittee to a similar Committee of the Ladies Free prices annexed. If we had this, we could tell bet
ter what we should wish to send for. Produce Society, in Philadelphia. Orders accom. Any information thee may be able to give us panied this communication, for a considerable on this (to us) interesting subject, will be thank. quantity of free cotton goods, which we are happy fully received. We think thy undertaking a lau
dable to learn will be supplied.
and hope thee will be sustained.” DEAR FRIENDS:
THE SPECTRE Ship. Your kind letter, dated 24th of 12th mo. came That phantom ship whose form duly to hand, and to us was very acceptable, not Shoots like a meteor through the storm. only on account of the door which appears to be open for us to procure the conveniences of life free Full spread and crowded every sail from the stain of our brother's blood, but accepta
The demon-frigate braves the gale. ble also on account of the sympathetic and encou
Rokeby. raging language which it holds forth.
There are probably few of our readers who Although there are a considerable number | have not heard of that superstition of the sailors, whose minds appear to be somewhat awakened to the subject, yet how few are willing to endure the Spectre Ship, the crew of which, as a punishprivations or to make sacrifices rather than in ment for their crimes, are compelled forever to any degree to lend their aid to the odious systein? | navigate the seas, towards the South of Africa, It is consoling, however, that there are even a and whose ill-omened appearance attends only few, (and that number increasing,) to whom the sweets of the cane, cultivated amid sighs and
the awakened wrath of “the Stormy Spirit of the tears, have become loathsome; and whom gorge-Cape.” In a note on the above lines from Rokeous apparel, purchased at the price of blood, hath by, Sir Walter Scott, (the quenched Star of literabecome a burden too heavy to be borne. But ture,) has introduced some fine lines by Dr. Leythere appears to be too many, who even wish well to the cause, that seem to be, as it were, standing den, with the following remarks : at a distance, in order to see what can be done by “My late lamented friend, Dr. John Leyden, others. The number, here, who are prepared to has introduced this phenomenon into his scenes of join together in this important concern, is very infamy, imputing, with poetical ingenuity, the small
. Dear friends, let your prayers ascend to | dreadful judgment to the first ship which comHeaven, on our behalf,—that, by a consistent | menced the Slave trade. walking, we may be enabled to evince to those, Stout was the ship from Benin's palmy shore, who are looking on, that we have espoused a That first the freight of bartered captives bore; righteous cause, and to show to all around us that Bedimmed with blood, the Sun with shrinking there is no necessity of strengthening the hand of beams the oppressor, by partaking of those worse than Beheld her bounding o'er the ocean streams; istolen goods.
But ere the Moon her silver horns had reared,
Amid the crew the speckled plague appeared. ANOTHER PHILANTHROPIC AssociaTION. Faint and despairing on their watery bier, By the following extract of a letter, from its | To every friendly shore the sailors steer;
Repelled from port to port, they sue in vain, Corresponding Secretary to Lydia White, of Phi- || And track with slow unsteady sail the main, ladelphia, we find that another Anti-Slavery So- Where ne'er the bright and buoyant wave is seen, ciety has lately been organized in the State of Tostreak with wandering foam the sea weeds green, Ohio. These are, indeed, cheering news to the Towers the tall mast, a lone and leafless tre
Till self-impelled amid the waveless sea, friends of our cause.
Where Surnmer breezes ne'er were heard to sing, “ Harrisville, Harrison Co. Ohio, Nor hovering snow-birds spread the downy wing.
3d mo. 10th, 1833. Fixed as a rock amid the boundless plain, RESPECTED FRIEND: .
The yellow stream pollutes the stagnant main, We are informed, through the medium of the Till far through night the funeral Names aspire, "Genius of Universal Emancipation,' that thou art || As the red lightning smites the ghastly pyre. engaged in the sale of dry goods, that have not Still doomed by fate, on weltering billows rolled, been obtained through the labor of slaves. The || Along the deep their restless course to hold, object of this communication is, to get informa- Scenting the storm the shadowy sailors guide, tion on the subject, for the benefit of a Society, The prow with sails opposed to wind and tide. that has recently been formed in this place to pro- The Spectre Ship in livid glimpsing light, mote the use of goods that have not come through Glares baleful on the shudder watch of night, the hands of oppression, and to diffuse such infor- Unblest of God and man-Till time shall end mation on the subject of slavery as will have a ll Its view strange horror to the storm shall lend.”
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For the Genius of Universal Emancipation. the gliding waves of the stream beside which the LAMENT FOR AFRICA.
Angel of Justice stood leaning on her empty scabHow long! shall injured Africa mourn! how long bard.-She was watching with a calm eye the Of wrongs yet unredressed complain! of wrongs
eager and untiring efforts of Philanthropy, as he Unmerited, and unprovoked, wherefore,
strove to free the shackled limbs of a sad group On her oppressors head, will ever hang
who wept before him. He called on man to aid A double guilt! How long in servile chains,
him in his exertions. He pointed to the threaten. Must thousands of her daughters pine! how long, ing attitude of Justice, as she lifted up her stately How long, her sons in cruel bondage groan!
brow and stretched out her hand with a stern Must she, disconsolate, for ages mourn
glance towards the sun, whose setting was to be Her degradation; see her strength consumed;
her signal. But prejudice and selfishness were Her beauty fade to fill the “white man's” purse;— || strong in the human heart, and they to whom the She, who in years past, reigned a mighty queen,
earnest appeal was sent, gazed on idly for a few Whose glory dazzled an admiring world ?
moments, and departed. Already the hand of In strength secure she sat, dispensing laws
Justice was extended to resume her blade, and her To neighb'ring nations : from her happy shores,
eye bent in lowering anger on the impenitent opThe golden streams of art and science flowed, pressor. Yet still the unwearied boy, with the Illum’ning benighted Europe. Oh how changed: passionate earnestness of approaching despair. How is the mighty fallen! Great, indeed,
steadily persisted in his exertions, though his eye Has been her fall. Now ignorance and crime
at times grew dim, and his heart sick, as his re. Stalk, unrestrained, where once fair science beam. peated entreaties were again and again answered ed;
by the same cold repulse. Then he called on The land is drenched with human gore, with
woman. He pointed to her sister-sufferingblood
degraded-miserable-and stretching out her Of her own sons, untimely slain-slain too,
manacled hands to her for succor. The call was By brothers hands in civil strife, at will
heard. Slowly, and with uncertain steps, and Of white men waged, who thus to sate their thirst | eyes half averted from the sad spectacle before her, For filthy lucre set a price on blood !
woman approached him. Her heart was touched Shall it be ever thus ? No, it cannot.
with the wrongs of the injured ones, but she felt E'en now I see Freedonia's star appear!
that her arm was weak, and her strength powerless; O’er Africa, it has risen-soon the day
and bowing down her head, she wept in pity and Will dawn; the sun arise ; her light and strength sorrow over the objects of her compassion. But her Return; in brighter lustre ing forth,
aid was not in vain. The tears she shed rusted the Increased, and heightened by her long eclipse.
chains on which they tell !-and the exulting shout of the young Angel, as he again snatched up the sword of Justice, rung like a victorious battle cry
upon the ear of the oppressor. For the Genius of Universal Emancipation.
Selected for the Genius of Universal Emancipation. THE TEARS OF WOMAN.
An Allegory. The Angel of Justice stood before the throne of Oh, he is worn with toil! the big drops run the Most High. Father, said she, behold the Down his dark cheek ! hold-hold thy merciless creatures whom thou hast made. Lo! the chil.
hand, dren of earth have lifted up their hearts to oppres. ||O'er wearied nature sinks. The scorching sun,
Pale tyrant! for beneath thy hard command sion, their hands are full of wrong and violence, and they have laden their brother with heavy fet- || As pitiless as proud Prosperity ters, that he might be to them a bondman forever. Darts on him his full beams; gasping he lies, I called unto them-I warned them of the evil of || Arraigning with his looks the patient skies, their way, but they refused to hearken to my, The mangling scourge. O! ye who at your ease
While that inhuman trader lifts on high voice ; give me, therefore, my sword, oh Father that I may smite them from before thy face.
Sip the blood-sweetened beverage, thoughts like
these Oh not yet, my sister! exclaimed the pleading tones of a sweet voice : -and the young Angel of Haply ye scorn. I thank thee gracious God! Philanthropy bowed himself beside her, and look. That I do feel upon my cheek the glow ed up from the midst of his fair curls with a face of indignation, when beneath the rod, filled with beseeching earnestness. Not yet, be A sable brother writhes in silent woe.
Robert Southey. loved sister, said he, do thou unsheath thy sword for vengeance. I will descend to the earth by thy side, and plead with the erring one for his unhap
For the Genius of Universal Emancipation. py brother. I will win for thee an offering of penitence from the hearts of the guilty, and with “Often does the memory of former times como thy blade break asunder the heavy felters of the like the evening sun on my soul.” slave. The eyes of the beautiful boy were suf. “We call back, maid of Lutha, the years that fused with tears while he addressed her, and have rolled away.' Ossian. Mercy bent over him as he turned towards the Blessed memory! that double life! Who would heavenly throne, joining her appealing glance to pass from the reach of its cheering influence ? his petition.
Who so dull of soul as to wish to forget the past, It was well nigh to eventime. The sunlight with its fostered sorrows, but still glowing hapfell in yellow gleamings through the branches on piness? And now, while yon sun sends back
his mellowed glory froin the curtaining West, * This article was inserted, originally, in the like a visible gleam of memory's own brightG. V. E. some time since; but is now republished ||ness,-- while yon glorious star, whose pure raby particular request.
diance trembles on his departing footsteps, hangs,
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like a holy thought, on the brow of the pear. from thee; lest it compel thee to smile, while the ly sky,-now is the time to unfold the pages || unfortunate descendant of Africa is loaded with of her wizard volume, and to live again the hours chains and stripes; lest it make thee willing to opthat have gone by,
press thy fellow for a cup of coffee, a little sugar, Friends of the Slave! amidst the memory of molasses, or rice! Ay, and it may be, that while your own past hours of happiness, let them come you are professing religion—that which requires stealing in the thought of his wretchedness. He us to 'do unto others as we would they should do to whom yon star brings no remembrancos of un- unto us.' What is past we may have done in ig. alloyed delight, whose destiny hath been ever one norance; even so that it hath been winked at- but of unvaried sorrow.
What is bright memory, or God now commandeth all men every where to re-
To strike the shackles from his in: the excuse is now taken away. See to it that
EXTRACT FROM THE FIFTH REPORT OF THE LADIES'
ASSOCIATION FOR LIVERPOOL AND ITS NEIGHBOR. joy of freedom and happiness, the injustice that so
HOOD, IN AID OF THE CAUSE OF NEGRO EMANCIPA'long crushed him to the earth.
“It is now five years since the LADIES' ANTI-
SLAVERY ASSOCIATION was formed. Its object and
its progress have regularly been brought before
The Committee have uniformly expressed their
ing and in strengthening an interest on the submany to join you in the effort as you can: and ject of Negro Slavery. Their power of aiding this when it is seen that men are taking such a stand,
christian cause, is consequently
to the efforts of the Liverpool Ladies' Association;
were recognised at its commencement, there is
cause for disappointment that it has not been
more successful. With this admission, however,
the Committee would state, that the longer they
continue in the work, the more they are satisfied
on another year with sanguine expectations that
more and more efficient;—that, while individual
Societies each lament their own incompetence, all
There are two ways in which the efforts of
Ladies' Associations are chiefly directed ;—the
tant researches and investigations of the London
some of the various publications which appear And should we fail to get enough, no mat
true character. In the form of Delineations of
Slavery, Appeals, Remonstrances, Sermons, &c.,
minds deeply impressed with the subject, and so-
sake! Is | bility with which a consideration of it should ever
be accompanied. Merely to disperse tracts and
fice, and appears a very inadequate means of pro-
useful anxiliary in the cause, is evident, from the