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that drop. Far be it, however, that we
With a free gush of tears, and bis ear hung should be so intent on that, as to forget on every cadence of his master's voice,
As it were witching music; till at last, what remains in the bucket. Humani.
When its low, gentle cadence died away, ty-religion-our political professions, the crowd of his conflicting teelings brake the voice of the civilised world--and our Forth into passionate words. own present and everlasting interests-all
Oh how can I unite in demanding means MORE EFFICI: Depart from thee? 'tis sweet, most sweet, to be ENT and of more speedy operation. The No more to man a mark for obloquy,
And the proud scorn of the contemptuous eye! demand is imperative. We have po ex- Yet even freedom cannot soothe my heart, cuse that righteousness will accept. One If only with the name of Slave I part, thing only is needful, and that is HONES- By going hence from thee! We are robbing millions of our
I ne'er have been fellow men of their liberty, because the |A slave within thy house-hast thou not wrought Almighty has been pleased to send their Beside me in the fiel.??-and kindly taught equally intelligent minds into this world | Andiended in niy sickness by my bed,
My darkened spirit of the worla unseen: in a body of a darker figure than our own! || While, as thine own loved hand my wan lip Will God allow this, in the judgment, to
fed, be a sufficient plea against the execu
I blessed thee in my heart! tion of his righteous threatenings in re
Oh tell me not spect to robbing the stranger or our bro. That I must leave thee! sure I cannot be ther of their right? Is the Saviour's Happier in aught than I have been with thee !
Then let my world be only in this spotcommand-therefore whatsoever ye | And yet how I have longed to lift my brow would that men should do unto vou, do Tow'rds the pure heavens, as thou bidst me now, ye even so unto them”-applicable only
Unstained, and clear, and free! to white men?
Ha! says't thou then That thine own James shall 'midst thine house
hold be, For the Genius of Universal Emancipation.
My master, and my friend ! and yet be free? SKETCHES OF CHARACTER.
Then bless thee for the boon, thou best of men! WARNER MIFFLIN.
Oh let me press thy hand upon my heart,
Whose grateful love, with life alone, shall part, He was a youth, and lise looked fair to him;
And weep my thanks to thee ! The honors of the world seemed pleasant
things, And proud Ambition strove to stir his heart, With her bright lures, to serve her; and the hand
LETTER FROM CANADA. Of liberal wealth seemed offering him its stores,
Wilberforce, Dec. 7th, 1832. If he would sue for them. But there had passed
RESPECTED FRIEND :
I received your letter of the second of A holy love for all the human race,
Nov. ult. with great pleasure, and was Burning to his hearts core, and gushing up. very glad to hear of your arrival again in In healing tears of mercy; and he spurned the United States. It gives me pleasure The voice of selfishness, that bade bim seek His own advancement by his brothers wrongs. to hear of your prospects in the Republic It was a morn of summer; and he stood,
of Mexico; and I would offer up my Within his little parlour, looking forth prayers to Almighty God, for your suc. O’er the rich circling landscape, with an eye cess; for I am sensible that if you sucDim with delicious feelings, and his heart
ceed in establishing å settlement, or coloSwelling with prayerful gladness.
ny, to the South, many more of my counOne by one, His servants came to him. They were his trymen, who now are groaning in slavery, wealth,
and probably would continue to do so unHis Slaves. Yet never had they known with him til death, may yet taste the sweets of The vile and bitter thraldom, that weighs down
liberty, and sing the song of redemption. So many human hearts in onr fair land, Broken and desolate, to sheltering graves ;
thus be the means of reNever with stern contempt, and wounding | deeming but a few more of our brethren, scorn,
who are doomed to slavery and degradaHad he entreated them ; but with a grave
tion, what joy will you experience! how And gentle shadow of authority, As of an elder brother 'midst the band
consoling to the Christian must such a Of a dead father's household. Yet their bonds reflection be, when time is drawing to a Upon his heart laid heavily and sad,
close with him! what sweet consolation And so they came into his presence now, That he might burst their chains, and bid them go to hear the language : “ I was naked and Forth to the world as freemen.
you clothed me; I was an hungered, and There was one
you fed me,” &c. Who stood before him. His dark cheek was wet
Our settlement is very healthy, and
E. M. C.
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people are industrious, and clearing up ters, they shall really receive the protectheir farms as fast they can. We have ltion of law : not had a great addition to our numbers, That the power wbich is now vested since you were here ; but our coloured || in every slaveholder to rob them of their friends are setting in the neighborhood just dues to drive them into the fields like of Wilberforce, and we are in hopes as | beasts, to lacerate their bodies, to sell the soon as our Agent, Mr. N. Paul, returns husband from his wife, the wife from her from England, to obtain what land we husband, and children from their parents, want;*--and then settlers will come in shall instantly cease : faster."
That the slaves shall be employed as
free laborers, fairly compensated and pro“IMMEDIATE, NÓT GRADUAL.” tected in their earnings : The motives and objects of the advocates of That they shall be placed under a be: Universal Emancipation, io this country, are nevolent and disinterested supervision, nut generally understood. It must be confessed which shall secure to them the right to obthat
many of its friends have not always been taiu secular and religious knowledge, to sufficiently particular, in explaining their views.worship God, according to the dictates of -Ours have been frequently and fairly stated.-- their consciences, to accumulate wealth, There may, indeed, be
“ fanatics" || &c. among us, who would recommend ill advised To say that this transformation is immeasures ; but few if any entertain the idea of practicable at present, is nothing to the turoing all the slaves loose, with no restriction purpose: it is impracticable only because whatever, as some have believed we have de- l of obstinacy, hatred, pride, ambition, and signed to do. Even the zealous and “enthusias- lust, on the part of the oppressors. Their tic” Garrison indulges no such wild, impru- duty is clear and imperious—to break dent notions. Below, we give his sentiments every yoke, undo the heavy burdens, and relative to this subject; in an extract from bis
let the oppressed go free, in obedience prospectus for the third voluine of the "Libera- refuse to do justly and love mercy now,
to the command of God. Because they tor.” ( Its great length forbids an insertion of the whole.) He urges nothing impracticable, nur,infil the royal law, instantly.
it does not vacate their obligation to fulthe least degree, dangerous to the peace and
We bope to be successful in our atwelfare of the community at large. The utili
tempts to abolish slaveryty and safety of measures, such as are here proposed, have been olten tested and fully sustain- slaves to rebel, for that would be perfidi
Not by exciting and encouraging the
ous and wicked : “By immediate emanciaption we do not Not by a physical interposition on the
part of the free states, for that would be That the slaves shall be turned loose productive of war and anarchy: upon the nation, to roam as vagabonds or Not by an unlawful exercise of politialiensnor
cal supremacy; for that would be despo- 1 That they shall be instantly invested tism: with all political rights and privileges-- But by pricking the consciences of the
planters-by faithfully showing them That they shall be expelled from their their guilt, infatuation and danger---by native land to a foreign clime, as the price appealing to their selfishness, on the and condition of their freedom.
score of pecuniary interest---by moral But we mean
suasion-by concentrating public sentiThat instead of being under the un- ment against slavery-by inducing the limited control of a few ipresponsible mas- pulpit and the press to plead for those *We have seen a late letter, from this gentle
who are poor and needy, and bound with man, in which he states that he has inet with | fetters--by constitutional authority, growmuch encouragement from persons of the first ing out of constitutional guilt and alliance standing in England. May great success attend | -by the prodigal dissemination of antihim! and may the worthy bands of the “Pil. grim” pioneers, who have established the col- slavery tracts, pamphlets and petitions oured settlements in Canada, be recompenced a by the formation of anti-slavery socie. thousand fold for their sacrifices and privations-- || ties, uniting and co-operating together as the consequences of their noble enterprise in temperance societies
temperance societies have done by the founding asylums there, for the oppressed and persecuted, in this " land of liberty,” and of
constant presentation of motives, touchslavery !-G. U. E.
ing every chord of the human heart
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and by the use of those spiritual weapons ben Chambers, at Bethania, Penysylvania. which are mighty, through God, to the Success to it! We shall have more such in pulling down of the strong holdsof Satan.” || fact, a variety of new publications to notice
next month. AFFRAY IN NEW JERSEY.
* If friend Chambers will examine the last Three slaves escaped from Maryland, a few number of the G. U. E. (now forwarded,) he will weeks since, and were pursued to the vicinity see the reasons” n hy he has not before bad an of Camden, New Jersey. They were employ exchange with us: ed in cutting wood, but armed with guns, &c. to defend themselves. On the approach of the
BRIEF NOTICES. pursuers, they were joined by a number of other Late accounts from Monrovia, are rather une persons, black and white, when an attack was favourable. The colonial agent, in a letter to made on the former, and they were nearly kill- 1832, remonstrates in severe ternis, against the
the Rev. R. R. Gurley, dated September , ed. It is said the number on the side of the sending of "vagrants” thither, to people the coslaves, amounted to about fifty. The ringlead- | iony. He objects to receiving such as have er was subsequently taken, and imprisoned.
"never, when in the United States, voluntarily labored for their own support, and now, when the
stimulus of the overseer's lash is removed, A PARDON ASKED.
cannot be induced to exert themselves suffiNot of our enemies, are we soliciting favors; ciently io procure even a scanty subsistence,” but we crave the indulgence of friends, who | &c. We fear that too many of the "slaves, have been vexatio isly neglected. While the
liberated on condition of going to Liberia,”?
were old and confirmed in their degraded habits. editor was out on his late western tour, many There is much of that kind of philanthropy in names were added to the subscription list for vogue, that would dispense with the services of this work; more than three hundred of which
sueh persons as these, for such a worthy pur
pose! were obtained in the states of Tennessee, Ken
The British cruizers in the West Indies; tucky, Ohio, and Indiana. With extreme mor
appear to be actively and successfully engaged tification, he learns, that a considerable num. in watching the slave traders. Tbe schooner ber of these were not supplied until the Ad- Speedwe) lately captured oue bound to Cuba
with 616 slaves on board, after an action of denda for the last volume was issued. The half an hour. She has also taken anoiher with only apology that can be offered is this: During || 134 slaves. a part of the time, while travelling in the west The “Society of Christian Morals,” in and south, the publication was attended to by a
France, has petitioned the government for the (ew friends; and it appears that a list of subscrip- lation in its colonies, with a view to ultimate
melioration of the condition of the slave poputions from Springborough, Ohio, Richmoud and emancipation. The good cause is gaining New Garden, Indiana, and several other places, | friends, throughout the Christian world. which had been forwarded to the office, were
PRICE OF Slaves.- For a man, 6 ounces,
(doubloons,) or 216 yards of cloth, or 9 rolls of mislaid, and forgotten, until the editor's return tobacco, or 36 gallons of spirits, or 139 bandNearly all of these should have commenced kerchiefs. For a woman 8 ounces, or 192 yds. with the 10th number of the eleventh volume; l or & rolls, or 3.2 gallons, or 128 handkerchiefs. but seeing the paper was not then forwarded for a child, 6 ounces, or 144 yards, or 6 rolls,
or 24 gallons, or 96 handkerchiefs.--Actual the time of beginning will be changed to the state the slave trade on the coast of Africa.. first number of the present volume.
In St. Christopher's, áud Dominica, the Free The editor hopes that these explanations and People of Colour have been invested with po
litical privileges. this arrangement will be acceptable to his friends, who have been so unintentionally ne
TO READERS AND CORRESPONDENTS. glected. The case, it is obvious, was entirely An interestiog letter from Charles Sluart, beyond his control.---And seeing that his own
of London, will appear in our next.
A Fourth of July Address, by Jabez D. Hamtime, labor, and pecuniary means, are wholly mond Esq. at Cherry Valley, N. Y. is on file, devoted to the cause of the suffering, bleeding and will be reviewed. victims of oppression and cruelty, he hopes for
A communication from the Secretary of the the kind indulgence of those who, in the enjoy- | lended to, very soon.
Manumission Society of Tennessee, will be at. ment of a happier lot, may sometimes, as in Our correspondent at Annapolis, is informed the present instance, meet with small disap- l that the absence of the editor, alone, prevented pointments, in co-operating with him.
the insertion of his communication. It will yet appear.
The “Appeal” of our friend, Matthew Carey, NEW ANTI-SLAVERY PAPER.
of Philadelphia, shall have a response, ere lopg. A new paper, (with an anti-slavery depart
A friend or two, in Alexandria, will be 18ment,) has recently been established, by Reu- Il membered.
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rous thong. A million female hearts may be
laceraled, at the will of tyrant man, by being Philanthropic and Literary.
wrenched from the objects of their fondest love.
Oh, how can their happier sisters lie down and PRINCIPALLY CONDUCTED BY A LADY.
rise up with the knowledge of these things up
on their souls, and strive not to release them REASONS FOR FLOGGING THE SLAVES.
from the grasp of such a thraldom! To those whose humane feelings have not been utterly debased, the afilictions of suffering na
RICE. ture, when !he heart is bereaved of the dearest
This is an article, of which the use should be objects of its affection, appeal with an irresistable claim for compassion and sympathy. Who carefully avoided, by all who do not wish to
purchase the gratification of their palates at will not say that the heart must be dead to even
the expense of the extreme sufferings and lives the most common feelings of humanity, ere it
of their fellow creatures. So laborious and can witness without some softening, the grief of an affectionate child for the loss of a beloved | destructive to human life, is the manner of its parent? Who would not shudder to make the cultivation, that it is characterized by Thomas sorrows of a bereaved wife the object of ridicule, Jefferson, as “a plant which sows life and death
with almost equal hand." still less to convert the natural exbibition of
Adams, in his geography, gives the following her woe into an offence demanding the inflic
short description of the mode of its culture. tion of a barbarous punishment? What mother,
""The cultivation is wholly by negroes. No berding over the cold and pale brow of her beautiful and loved, would not feel it an inhu
work can be imagined more laborious, or preman cruelly to be denied the privilege of pour. I stand in the water oftentimes midieg high, ex
judicial to the health. They are obliged to ing out her grief in tears and lainentations? And how still more barbarous would such a re
posed to the scorching heat of the sun, and striction seem to her, if instead of resigning her breathing an atmosphere poisoned by th> undarling in his unspotted innocence into the arms
wholesome effluvia of an oozy botlom and stagof God, he had been wrested from her by the
nant water." hand of violence, and forced far and forever
All the arguments which have been brought from her sheltering arms, to struggle alone be- forward against the use of slave cultivated suneath all the bitterness of life, and die at last gar, apply equally well to this article. Like on the bosom of ignominy? Yet such is the lot that, it is a staple product of slasery; and like of the slave. Not only are all the dearest and that, a souree of scverest suffering to the slaves. strongest ties of her heart wanlonly rent asun
So that even if the disuse of it did not tend to der, but the gushing forth of the natural feel pronote their emancipation, they would at ings of her affection and tenderness, are arrest
least be benefitted by having their labour died with cruel plinishment. It is criminal in a
rected to some other less fatal and oppressive slave to sink, heart-broken, under oppression. employment. The possession of the best and holiest feelings with which the merciful God has enriched the
FREE PRODUCE STORES. human heart, is assigned as a reason why they We are pleased to learn that several of these must be ranked with the stubborn brutes, and, establishments continue to prosper. The Dry even more unmercifully than they, lacerated Goods Store, kept by Lydia White, at No. 42, with the horse whip! A female writer, on the North Fourth Street, Philudelphia, contains a subject of slavery in the West Indies, says, that great variety of articles, of superior quality. a naval officer, who had been in the East lu- | 'This enterprising and truly philanthropic lady dies, was trying to prove to her, "that the ne- has, within a few months past, purebased, and groes must be logged; and his proof was this: caused to be manufactured, a number of bales that when they lose a father, or mother, or per- of cotton-lhe proluction of free labour--from haps a lover, they sulk, (that is they are broken | North Carolina. She has politely furnished us hearted,) and then nothing will do but flogging with the following statement of Cotion Goods, them, and flogging them severely."
now on hand, with the prices of the various ar. Nor is it only in the West India Islands, that|ticles annexed. For durability, and beauty of the lash is thus used to silence the affecting || texture and finish, these goods are excelled by bursts of fillial or maternal sorrow. The forms none perhaps of either American or European of a million females in our own country may be manufacture. She expects a 'still larger supmade to bleed and writhe beneath the barba-l pls, in a short time.
Fiat Justitia Ruat Cælum. Domestic Goods, manufactured of Cotton cultiva
among which are: one from the Liberia Herald, tell by free labor, and for sale at the sture of Ly- | relative to the decease of Hannah Kilham, the dia White, No. 42, North Fourth street, Philas celebrated philanthropist, who recently visited delphia.
the colonies of Africa; one on the subject of · Bleached, unbleached, and colored Muslins
Mexican emigration, by a colored lady of prices, (per yard) frora 9 to 18 3-4 cents.
Do. do. do. Coiton Flannels, 12 1-2 10 20 cts. Philadelphia; and various others, selected from
Do. do. do, men's, women's and children's a large parcel, lately received from our highly Hosiery, (per pair) 18 3-4 to 75 cents.
valued correspondent, Lucy Townsend, SecreFurniture and apron Checks, (per yd.) 12 1-2 to 23 cts.
tary of the Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society, at -Plaid and striped Domestics, 12 1-2 to 14 cts. Birmingham in England. These shall severalBleached and unbleached Diaper, 18 3-4 to
ly be attended to in our next number. 31 1-4 cents.
Knitting Cotton, (per pound) 56 to 75 cents.
Bed Ticking, Cotton Laps, Wadding, Cord, “FEMALE LITERARY ASSOCIATION OF &c.- India, Book, Mull, and Nansook MustinsSeersuckers, Bengais, &c. &c.
In the 10th number of the last volume of this From Wilmington Delaware, we also learn work, we adverted to the organization of a sothat the free Grocery Store, kept by Jane Webb, ciety, with the above title, by the colored feis in a prosperous condition. The following males of the city of Philadelphia. - The Consti, notice of this establishment is copied from the tution of said society was forwarded to this ofDelaware Free Press.
fice in due season, by an esteemed female friend; “FREE PRODUCE. --The grocery store, for the
but unfortunately, in consequence of the edisale of goods free from the polluting touchottor’s absence, it was mislaid, and has not been slavery, is removed to Market street, nearly op- inserted. We truly beg the pardon of our corposite the basin, or water works.
respondent, for the oinission, and now present This estabhshment commenced in 1825. It had to struggle in its infancy with the diftical
the Constitution, &c. to our readers. Such soules incident to a new business, undertaken with cieties, of either sex, will do far more for the out knowledge or experience; the consequence cause of emancipation, than all the foreign caof which was, a small pecuniary loss to the || lonization schemes that were ever yet invented. proprietors, for several years after it was eso tablished. During all this period there wever
FEMALE LITERARY ASSOCIATION. was any public or private solicitations for
Pursuant to adjournment, the Society met,
Sipport; it worked its way by the quiet and silen: Sept. 20th, 1331; when the following Preamble conviction, that the cause of emancipation, ei and Coustitution were read, and unanimously ther mental or physical, was a just and a right
PREAMBLE. It now remunerates the expences of conduct at have engaged the attention of inankind, in
Conscious, that among the various pursuits, ing it upon a small scale, and is carried ou by the different eras of the world, none have ever Jane Webb, who,, from several years' expe- || been considered, by persons of judgment and rience, is qualified to judge of the value of the
penetration, as superior to the cullivation of the articles and the genuinness sf their character." || intellectual powers bestowed upon us by the
God of nature, it becomes a duty incumbent i!p
on us, as women-as daughters of a despised How few ir.dividuals, are there, of the vast
race-to use our utmost endeavours to enlighten number of those who habitually consume slave || the understanding, and to cultivate the talents produce, who would frequent the shop of a
entrusted to our keeping; that, by so doing, we
may in a great measure, break down the strong tradesman of a vowed dishonesty? yet, small as barrier of prejudice, and raise ourselves to an the number comparatively is, we fear it is equality with those of our fellow beings who larger than that of those who scruple to pur- ourselves, children of one Eternal Parent; and
diller from us in complexion, but who are, with chase the extorted fruits of that worst sort of by his immutable law, we are entitled to the robbery, which deprives so many human beings same riglats and privileges:- There'ore, we; of all tat makes life valuable!--which plun- | to form ourselves into a Society, for the promo
whose names are hereunto subscribed, du agree ders men, nòt of a few pieces of coin, but of|tion of this great object, to be called the “Female their own persons, of their children, of their Literary Associniion of Philadelphia.” friends, of their liberties, of all the fruits us when properly enacted and adıninistered, are
Conscious also, that rules and regulations, their labours, almost of their very intellectual for the well being of every community, we datures; and which to all these wrongs, adds adopt the following Constitution for its governthat of severe personal 'cruelty !!
Article 1st. The officers, of this Association, We very much 'regret that our limits will Secretary, Treasurer, Agent, librarian, a Com
shall consist of a President, Vice President, pot permit the insertion, this month, of a pum
inittee of Investigation, apd a Purchasing Comber of interesting articles, already prepared, Il mitlee, to be chosen annually.