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Art. 2d. The election shall be by ballot; and | To many a splendid scene, and deed of fame. no officer can be elected without a majority of. For man forgets that Death-fell enemy! all the votes given.
Hath found an entrance to this citadel Art. 3d. It shall be the duty of the President Of mortal life. How many now on earthto open and preside at all meetings of the Asso- The busy and the fam’d—the man of wealthciation, preserve order, propose all motions | The child of pleasure-ere the year shall close properly made and seconded, sign all orders will lay their heads in dust! Who are the vicupon the treasurer and such proceedings as are
tims considered necessary, and give the casting vote
Destin'd, this year, to fall before the foe? in case of a tie.
What daring hand shall draw the impervious
veil Art. 4th. The Vice President shall preside in the absence of the President.
Which hides the FUTURE from man's seeking Art. 5th. It shall be the duty of the Secretary
eye? to keep correct minutes of the proceedings of No voice of heaven, nor earth, reveals the names the Association, sign all orders drawn upon the of thousands, entering now the shades of death, Treasurer and sich proccedings as are deemed That man is posțing to the grave!—the GRAVE
Blind to the gathering gloom. Enough to know requisite, and file such papers as it may be ne
Passage to unknown worlds!--enough to know cessary to preserve. Art. 6th. It shall be the duty of the Treasur-And crush his proud designs his tow'ring hopes,
Death will this year arrest the steps of man, er, to collect and hold the funds of the Associa: This very year, the hand of DEATH will raise tion, pay all orders signed by the President and The curtain of the future!-aye! and give Secretary, and render annually to the Associa- || The IMMORTAL SPIRIT LO ETERNTY. tion an account of her receipts and expenditures, and the state of the funds.
Washington, Dec. 25, 1832. Art. 7th. The Agent shall be authorized to subscribe for and receive such periodicals, &c. For the Genius of Universal Emancipation. as the Association may direct, see that they he
THE PARTING. carefully filed for preservation, and draw upon It has been well and beautifully said the Treasurer to defray the expenses thereof. Art
. 8th. The Librarian shall have charge of that there is no medicine for a wounded all books belonging to the Association, and af-heart, like the sweet influences of Nater each meeting, take care that they be placed ture. The broad, still, beautiful expan.' in the library,
sion of a summer landscspe—the steal-Art. 9th. It shall be the duty of the Commit- ling in of the sunlight by glimpses among tee of Examinatìon, to inspect and read to the Association such papers as may be placed in the trees—the unexpected meeting with box, and file such as the meeting may direct.
a favorite blossom, half hidden among Art. 10th. The duty of the Purchasing Com- the luxuriant verdure--the sudden start mittee shall be, to procure suitable books, fc. ling of a wild bird, alınost from beneath for the Association, and present their bills, pro- your feet—the play of light and shade, perly signed, to the Treasurer for payment. Section 2d.
upon the surface of the gliding brook, Article 1st. All applicants for membership and the ceaseless, glad, musical ripple of shall be ballotted for, and those elected, who its waters—the gushing melody poured shall have a majority of the votes of the mem- from a thousand throats, or the rapid and bers present.
Art. 2d. The annual subscription shall be solitary warble, breaking out suddenly on $1 50; to be paid at once, or in different pay
the stillness, and withdrawn again almost mients, as the Association may deem expedient. as soon as heard—the soft, hymn:like
Art. 3d. The stated meetings of the Associa- murmer of the honey bees—and above tion, for transacting business, shall be beld on all, the majesty of the blue, clear, bendthe-last Tuesday in every month. Those devo. ted to reading and recitation, shall be held ing sky!--from all these steals forth a spironce in every week.
it of calm enjoyment, that mingles siArt. 4th. No alterations or amendments shall | lently with the darker thoughts of the. be made to this Constitution, unless they be heart, and removes their bitterness. proposed at stated meetings, and receive the votes
“If thou art worn and hard beset, of two thirds of the members present at the
With sorrows that though would'st forgetsucceeding one.
If thou would'st read a lesson that will keep
The heart from fainting, and the soul from sleep,
Go to the woods and hills !--no tears
Dim the sweet look that Nature wears." Where is the PAST? With Him who mark'd Yet there are moods of the soul, that
its deeds! Oppressor!--tremble! The bright eye of heaven
even the ministering tenderness of na: Was fix'd on thy dark works!
ture cannot brighten. There are sorrows Poor child of toil! which she cannot soothe, and, too often, Poor weary, weeping slave!--in patience wait, alas! darker passions, which all her sweet The Almighty God watcheth thy sighs--thy and balmy influences cannot hush into wrongs!
tranquillity. When the human heart is
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meek beauty is breathed in vain. The bis cheek. With a convulsive effort for most sublime and lovely scenes of nature the mastery, he subdued the workings have been made the theatre of wrong and of his features, and with a seemingly violence; and the stony heart of the op. cum voice and countenance, approached pressor, though surrounded by the board his children. One by one he folded them evidences of omnipotent love, ha persis:- in his arms, and breathing over them a ed, unrelenting, in the selfishness r! its prayer and a blessing, gave them up forown device.
more he strove to There was all the gloriousness of sum- nerve his heart for its severest trial.mer beauty round the little bay, in whose | There was one more parting ;--one more sleeping waters resteıl a small vessel, al- sad embrace to be given and returned. most freighted for her departure. A few There stood the mother of his childrenhuman beings, only, were to be added to his own fond and gentle wife, who had her cargo, and as her spiry masts caught been for so many years his heari's dearest the first rays of the beaming sunlight, the blessing; and who, ere one short hour had frequent hoarse and brief command, and passed, was to be to him as if the sea had the ready response of the seamen, told swallowed her up in its waves, or the that they were about to weigh anchor and dark gloomy earth had hidden her bedepart. Among those who approached || neath its bosom! A thousand recollec, te shore, was a household group, a moth-tions and agonizing feelings came rush: er and her babes, the price of whose ing at once upon his heart, and he stood limba lay heaped in the coffers of one gazing on her, seemingly bewildered and who called himself a christian, and who stupified, motionless as a statue, and with were now about to be torn from the hus-features to which the very intensity of band and the father forever. It was a his passion gave the immobility of mar, christian land; and perchance, if the ble; till suddenly flinging up his arms bustle of the departing vessel had not with a wild cry, he dropped at once drowned its murmer, the voice of praise senseless to the earth, with the blood and prayer to the merciful and just God, gushing in torrents from his mouth and might have been dimly heard fluating off nostrils. And the miserable wite, arnid upon the still waters.
But there was no the shricks of her despair, was hurried one to save those unhappy beings from on board the vessel, and borne away from the grasp of unrighteous tyranny. The him, over the calun, sleeping, and beauhusband had been upon the beach since tiful sea, forever. **
ELA, day-break, pacing the sands with a trou
*A fact. bled step, or lying in moody anguish by
For the Genius of Universal Emancipation the waters edge, covering his face from the breaking in of the glorious sunlight,
THE SUGARPLUMBS. and pleading at times with the omnipo, No, no, pretty sugar plumbs! stay where you are! tent God, whom, slave as he was, he had Though my grandmother sent you to me from learned to worship, for strength to subdue the passionate grief and indignation | And I love you right well, yet not one will I eat,
You look very nice, you would taste very sweet, of his heart, and for humility patiently to
For the poor slaves have laboured, far down in Endure his many wrongs.
the south, A little fond arm was twined about his To make you so sweet, and so nice for my mouth. neck, and the soft lip of a young child, But I want no slaves toiling for me in ihe sun,
Driven on with the whip,till the long day is done. was breathing loving, but half sorrowful kisses all over his burning forehead.
Perhaps some poor slave-child that hoed up the
ground, Father! dear father! we are going ! Round the cane in whose rich juice your sweetwill you not come with us ? look where
ness was found, my mother and my sisters and brothers And I'm sure I want nobody beaten fór me.
Was flogged till hi: mother crieil sadly to see, are waiting for you.
So grandma, I thank you for being so kind, With a shuddering and convulsive But your present to-day is not much to my mind; groan the unhappy man arose, and lifted Tho' I love you so dearly, I choose not to eat
Even what you have sent me by slavery made the frighted child to his bosom.
sweet. Will you not go with us, father? re- Thus said little Fanny, and skipped off to play, peated the boy, but the slave made him Leaving all her nice sugarplumbs just 'where no answer, except by straining him to they lay, his bosom with a short bitter laugh, and As merry as if they had gone in her mouth,
And she had not cared for the slaves of the imprinting one of his sobbing kisses upon south.
Fiat Justitia Ruat Cælum.
E. M. C.
For the Genius of Universal Ensancipation.
AS THE ORGAN OF THE NEW ENGLAND
ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY, ENTITLED Biue, vast, and cloudless in its broad expanse,
THE ABOLITIONIST. Or fleeced with golden vapours; the bright
Two millions of the American people, with glance Of waters, flashing 'neath the sun's warm eye;
one sixth part of the children born in the UniMeadows, & vinc-hung crags, & towering high, led States, are by the existing order of things, The forest foliage, shadowed like a dream
the subjects of a cruel and degrading despot. In its rich moulding, withthe sun set gleam-
Their cries have ascended to heaven for The sheen of moon beams, sleeping quietly
a redress of their wrongs, and the Father of Upon the earth, and swift wing's glancing by
mercies has heard their prayer, and commisIn the gay sunshine;-but too oft more fair sioned many of his servants to plead their To man is sordid Mammon's yellow glare,
As the friends of the colored people, Albeit purchased with the torturing sigh and the advocates of their rights and welfare,
Of his poor victim brother! Wretched slave! the New England Anti-Slavery Society proEarth's fairest spot for thee, too often, is the poses to issue a monthly publication of 24 grave.
pages, royal octavo, to be called the ABOLI
TIONIST. It will be exclusively devo ed to From the Genius of Temperance.
subjects connected with the rights and happi. Slavery.-The subject of slavery be
ness of the colored people, and will contain the gins to receive a share of the attention most important intelligence, both foreign and its great importance demands. There is domestic on these subjects. Its design will he evidently a waking up-an engagedness to present to the community, the true characof feeling, which will grow more and
ter of Slavery and the American Slave Trade,
to urge upon Patriots, Philanthropists, and more intense, until it may be said of our Christians, the obligations they are under to own country, as it has been of England, their country, their fellow men, and their God,
as soon as the sluve touches it, his to break off every yoke and sei the oppressed chains fall off.”
The Abolitionist will be published in Boston, Slavery has been allowed too long al.
under the direction of the Board of Managers ready.. Its evils are constantly accumu- of the New England Anti-Slavery Society, on lating—and the rod of Justice has been good paper and handsome type, and ornamentsuspended over us long and fearfully- ed with a beautiful copperplate frontispiece, It is time to look to to it, and press the making an annual volume of 288 pages, for importance of “letting the oppressed go the year. The work will be forwarded to sub
which an Index will be furnished at the end of It is time the subject was agi- scribers at $100 per annum, payable on detated in every circle-in every paper-| livery of the first number, which it is proposed in every pulpit. The press should speak to issue on the first of January, 1833. out--and do it now. We have not the
Letters and communications (POST PAID)
may be directed in the following manner:- To power to control the slave-holding states
the Corresponding Secretary of the New England lig through the medium of the ballot boxes; Anti-Slavery Society, Boston, Mass. but we may demand, in the name of im. mutable justice, and in the name of humanity, that slavery be forever abolished. GENIUS OF UNIVERSAL EMANCIPATION. Nay, more. We may petition to have
Vol. XIII. the foul stain wiped away, so far as our
This work will henceforth be issued monthly,
It will bor? general government stands chargeable in the City of WASHINGTON. with it. The District of Columbia may
neatly printed, on fine paper, and folded in the
octavo svim, each number making sixteen large be purged from its abominations--and pages. A title page, and indes, will accompashould be at once; and the buildings ny fach volume and prison-houses of the United States The price of subscription will be One Dolbe no longer used as a means of oppres
LAR per annum, always to be paid in advance.
Subscribers who do not particularly specify sion--as depositaries of those whose only the time they wish to receive the work, or no crime is a colored skin--as helps and se. tify the editor (through the medium of a postcurities for the man-stealer.
master, or in some other way,) of a desire to disLet the people awake! Let those who continue it before the expiration of the current can feel for their own rights and privile- year, will be considered as engaged for the next
succeeding one, and their bills will be forward. ges---those who delight to dwell on the ed accordingly. beauty and excellence of our govern- Any person, remitting Five Dollars to the ment, and our free institutions--sympa- Editor, in current money of the United States, thize with the slave, and arouse to the will be entitled to Six Copies, for one year,
All letters, communications, papers, &c., important work of emancipation! To
intended for this office, must be addressed, as delay, is to sleep over injustice-to trifle usual, to BENJAMIN LUNDY, Washington, over human suffering !
D. C.--and forwarded free of expence,
EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY BENJAMIN LUNDY, WASHINGTON, D.C. AT $1 PER ANNUM.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happinss.”-Declaration of Independence.
No. 3. VOL.IIL THIRD SERIES.] JANUARY, 1833. [WHOLE NUMBER 279. VOL. XIII.
That they are among the citizens of our comThe Editor of the Genius of Universal Eman- mon country, who from an early period have eipation requests the proprietors of periodicals, deprecated the existence of slavery thereinwith whom he exchanges, to direct, hereafter,
We believe the system to have originated in the
violation of the fundamental principles of the to Washington, D. C. The office is now removed from Baltimore, located in this place.
Christian Religion, and that it equally militates with the well being of individuals, of commu
nities, and nations. A BOLITION OF SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT
We rejoice to witness the extension of just OF COLUMBIA.
views on this subject throughout the civilized Petitions, urging this very important meas
world, and that the amelioration of the condi
tion of man, and his advancement the scale ure, have been placed in the hands of several
of intellectual and accountable beings, is among delegates to Congress, within the present the duties the performance of which is expectmonth. A distinguished member of the House ed of every Government claiming an enlighten
ed character. of Representatives, from Pennsylvania, has
We are not insensible to the supposed delicapresented the one from this District, which was
cy of the subject to which we refer, and the signed by many of our most respectable citi- extreme sensibility of many of our fellow-citi. Zens. One from Tennessee has also been pre
zens in relation to it. We hope our views. will
not be mistaken. Whilst we deem the existsented. What will be done upon this subject is
ence of Slavery an evil of the greatest magni. not yet known. That much will be effected, || tude, we will not indulge the thought that it is just now, can hardly be anticipated. Yet the an evil peculiarly chargeable upon our fela friends of the cause should not, for a moment
low-citizens amongst whom it more immedi
ately exists, or that by them it is willingly encease their importunities. The idea that the
tailed, with all its increasing power, upon our citizens of the several States have “no right to country. On the contrary, we are conscious meddle with the matter," is fallacious in the ex
that they, wbo have its evils daily before thein,
cannot be insensible to their consequences, and treme. To whom does the representative feel that with them indeed must originate any suchimself amenable, but to the power that ele- cessful attempt to seek a remedy. vated him to the station which he occupies? and We are aware of the many difficulties which
must present themselyes in the way of emanciseeing we have no votes to offer him, what cares
pation, but we would banish the thought that ke for our wishes? Let us look at human na
because the evil is so extensive and difficult of ture as it is. Were it proper to use the com- remedy, or because much time and patient per
severance will be required in applying that parison, we would say, the representative stands
reinedy, which if prudently administered, mustin much the same relation to his constituents, || be slow in its operation, that therefore the Phithat man does to his Maker. In either case, he | lanthropist and Statesman may turn from it in obeys the sovereign power, if he sin not! We despair.
We believe that Slavery justly deserves the repeat, what can we expect from our law-ma
character of a national evil, and calls for nationkers, if those from whom they derive their au- al as well as individual efforts, for its removal. thority raise not their voice in our favor?
The time having already arrived when the
citizens of the District of Columbia, as well for About eleven months since, while the editor
their own benefit as for the honor and consistof this work was absent, the following memo- ency of our Government, ask of you to take rial was forwarded by an esteemed friend from measures to eradicate the growing evil in that New Bedford, Massachusetts. It was accom
District, -we therefore especially pray, that panied by a recommendatory circular letter,
your honorable body will consider and give
due weight to the Memorial of those citizens, signed by William Roteh, J. Ricketson, s. || and that in your wisdom you will use and apMerihew, Abraham Shearman, James Arnold, ply all practicable measures whereby an evil so
inconsistent with the benign influence of Chrisand Samuel Rodman, Jr, men of the first stand
tianity, and with every characteristic of a free ing in that section of country.
government, shall at least be banished from the is well written ; and as it is equally well adapt. | seat of Government of these United States. ed to the present period, as when first issued, we here present it to our readers.-
STRIKING AT THE ROOT, • MEMORIAL
Some of the northern editors, of late, have To the Senate and House of Representatives of undertaken to put the saddle on the right
the United States in Congress assembled. The undersigned, inhabitants of
in the horse.” They insist that the Anti-Tariff mania, State of Massachusetts, respectfully represent,-ll the doctrines of nullification, &c. &c. are the
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True to his purpose, as a genuine advocate of 100wing to the length of the extract from
The sentiments of the editor of this work, rela-
tive to African Colonization, have been two
the members of the A. C. Society are genuine POLITICAL AFFAIRS IN MEXICO.
philanthropists at heart Some of them are blind. Tlie accounts from this country, by the last ar- ||ed and deceived, as other reformers have been, rivals, are of the most cheering nature. It is
by the God of popularity ; but, like Sharp and dow believed that all the differences, relating Clarkson, and Wilberforce, and Brougham, and to political matters, are either settled, or in a Buxton, and a host of other reformers, in Engproper train of adjustment.
land, they will ere long, open their eyes to the It is stated that the chiefs of the contending true state of things, if the humble and the honparties have wholly abandoned hostile opera
est persevere in their labors. tions, and agreed that former disputes shall be
LONDON, 30th July, 1831. "covered with the mantle of the nation”-that
To the Editor of the Genius of Universal is, all commotion is hushed; no previous laws
Emancipation. are abrogated; no one to be executed for re- SIR :—The question of the American Colonibellion; nor yei are charges of high crime or
zation Society, having been lately presented to misdemeanor to be further pressed against those | my attention in this city, I have felt it my duty
to publish the letter lately transmitted to you; who lately exercised the supreme authority.- and I wish you to use it, as you may please, in But, at the same time, an arrangement is made, the righteous cause of “Universal Emancipa
tion.' by which Gen. Pedraza, of whom we made
When I view the American Colonization Somention in our last, is to exercise the functions ciety, under its aspect of a benignant effort, to of President of the Republic, until the expira- || add a new point, to the points previously existtion of the present Constitutional term; and ing on the shores of Africa, whence genuine
Christianity and civilization might radiate then a new election will of course take place through that most wronged and bleeding land, It will be held in the ensuing spring.
I admire and love it; nor could I commend it, Santa Anna is said to have retired to his
with its sister efforts, the blessed missionary farm, and resigned alt authority into the hands gems of modern times, too highly. In this as
pect, it is the handmaid of Emancipation-the of the civil officers. If this be true, it is the friend of man-the servant of God! second time that he has acted the part of a Cin
But it has another and a totally different ascinnatus. One account states that he will proba- || it finds a mass of its brethren, whom God has
pect. It looks abroad over its own country, and bly be called to the Presidency, by the votes of been pleased to clothe with a darker skin. It the people. He may yet prove himself à séc- finds one portion of these, free another enslavond Washington.
ed! It finds a cruel prejudice, as dark and false
as sin can make it, reigning with a mosd tyranThe turn of affairs, as above mentioned, ren
ous sway, against both. It finds this prejudice ders it unnecessary for us to dwell upon this respecting the free, declaring without a blush :