Newspaper of The New York Herald, 10 Mayıs 1845, Page 5

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated 10 Mayıs 1845 Page 5
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THE HOLY ANNUAL HERALD. NEW YORK, SATURDAY, MAY 10, 18-45. JOr. II111ton's C'!iuicli?Kvunjjollcnl Society. This truly superb edifice, was lust Sunday crowd ed to excess with a highly fashionable congregation, displaying ^n rich profusion a rich display ol the grace and loveliness that distinguish the " fair daughters of < lotham." The interior of the build ing is beautifully finished in the rich KnglislH io thie style, and graced with the presence of a highly fashionable auditory, had a very imposing effect to the calm looker on. Before the appointed hour of meetini', a full und effective choir, aided by the rich and full toned organ of the church, enlivened the grave solemnity that usuallv attaches to religious services with a |>erfect flood ol rich, full, soul-sub duing titHody?the composition of some of tlif* emi ?nent Hinders. The gentleman who presided at the organ p rformed with admirable taste and execu ?;?n, ni' was effectually supported, particularly by the e\ llent tenor anJ counter-tenor voices of the choir. The base voice was also rich, full und Per fect ; a< l, indeed, the entire performance would do justice in some of the inost eminent musical und vocal performers. The l!i:v. l)it. Hirrrox performed the evening service. iiftcr which he delivered a very impressive discoui' ?, taking his text from the xxu. chapter of Matth " >v, ver. 12. " JlnA he was fprrchlrs*." Tin: ItKM.ur.ND in liis opening remarks, ad verted tu tlia early introduction of Chrittianity, nail the Ob'enU iii.l designs of 1'iovidenee, >;? 1 ?J"! llr* of i>i? ?.. ?vn w *.??,, uiuiiKlIld, lor tile 111II illlll trans gression of our first parents. The in was a eontidence in spired If- the iutroilurtiou of Christianity ; and, it wits thin feeling that produced that calmness so prevalent a ong christians. Many had erred, however; they set at Je ti e l-.iw of God, and adopted their own plans. The tn in who looked nbout the coinniunity und did not regu late Iiis r ule of ort!on by the settled Dim * of that commu nity,.! n? !,and was regulated by a false standard. Man wan bound to lie regulated by the laws of God, and not l>y the I >v, s of tlie god of his "idolatry. Mull was bound to love ?'?'od " with all his heart, and with all his soul," and mil- ; lie did so, he would perish. All would see the justice of God, in the end ; and every Christian would ar rnow ledge the justice of the Lord, as his law was but tli tn.iu.ein>t of his nature. Man at the bar of justice on the last daj . could not tind fault with his judge ; ho could not fuel i.iult with his advocate ?conscious .shame would be his arc user, for his trangressions. He would feel him self h lieidein the end, his death being brought about by hi-j cm ii transgressions. The sinner, conscious that the Nuiioiir sufl'ered death for him, could not ask for mercy. The man who, in a state of starvation refus ed charity, as a means of saving himself from death, deserved lo die. The man who refused to seek ? Nation through the blood-bought intluence of the "lour, also deserved to dio. Ood so loved the world 'he his only begotten sou to save the world, lie U world it was the only mode of salvation; and grantei' tliem some glimpses of hoaveu. Yet they re jected ? e advantages, He would say, in the cnif; for you 1 suffered, and died on the cross, und provided a tnean" i>t salvation, and tlio man who stands at the bar of as. in the end, unless he had availed himself of this soienm idmonltlon, could not appeal to the Lord for me- >?. such a man would have no excuse, und could not v.nur at hi* fate. The simple condition on which Ood j..e ed the'happiness of man in paradise, by laying upon i i an injunction, in order to test their obedience, could (>? d no palliation for the disobeying of the law of God b\ urn first parent. That disobedience entailed hu man i -ery upon the world, and with that great lesson before! eirejo*, and the death and sufferings of the Sa vior, u. an, bv trunsgtessing the divine injunctions of tho rospel, could scarcely hojie for salvation. The Rev. Docto. concluded a very able and eloquent discourse, after w hich the congregation separated. Sermon l?y Dr. Charles H. Head. Las' Sunday there was it sermon preached by this divine, in 1) "half of the New York Bible Society, at the T >> made, in presence of a rno.'t crowded au dieac . He gave a most spirited mid energetic dis course, taking his text from the 14th chapter Reve lation^, fjili verse. "And I saw another angel fly in the midst of Heaven, having the everlasting gos pel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to even' nation, and kindred, tongne, and people."? The reverend gentleman went on to dcscriho the various benefit lesulted from the great amount of distribution ConrlH' V I by the Society. He argued that though all the auhsct. <m* ; were not pr rhan* evangelists or of one creed, that still were fill Christians, and that in aiding the circulu' inn of the blessed book, they obeyed Christ and Sloriti' 1' >od. The text, and other portions ot Revelation, iitinrtly prophecied that the publication of the blessed work in course of time, he published to all ; he who impedes this fulfilment by opposition or indifference, re tards t:-.- l.iir.'icsn of redemption. The reverend gentlc isan continued his discourse, and at some length insti tuted trici comparison between the present "King Jnmm ' i1 nun of the Bible. and that usod by the ltoman Catholu i buret). In the course of his remarks, ho took occasion in I.,, very severe on the course of that (,'ljureh in it* npjui ;iiion to the dissemination of the Holy Scri|> jres; though hrre, indeed, they seek to conceal the tac.t, *' y !'??< iint so among themselvel. Historical and well uow ii i n'ts prove it: their purposes are sinister, as they not ? It the word of (led distributed. ?ehr 11i.roiirse, of which the above is a more sketch, listened to with great attention by a thronged audi ? , uti'l evidently was highlv appreciated. Previous to the sermon a report of the socloty was read by the secre tary l>> which it appear* that the (society was formed more than I I v cars ago under the name of the Now York Yo?n</ V ill's Bible Society; it had a small beginning but wtvi <!:?? exception, viz.: New York Female Bible Society. I' now occupies the sole field of distribution. When'it i.- considered that the annual arrivals in this port amount to o* or sixty thousand emigrants, w ho nre met on arrival : v the agent's of this institution and supplied with Bibles i >' their own tongues ; moreover the 40,000 seamen that am ? i?Iiy arrive and depart, all the humane and crim inal institutions, soldiers at military the vicinity. Since the organization of the Society Bibles and Testaments h i\e been distributed. Kor the year ending, 13,881 volumes were distributed; for the first half of the present v oar, 0,607. This shows an increase of CIC vol umes o\ the same period last year. Though the distri bution* Inivo been thus extensive their contributions have been less than the same time last year, and though their immediate supply is still good, yet they arc fearful Ofa diminution of their surplus fund fortheir parent in stitution, tin- \merican Bible Society. In this spirit the Contributions of those who feel happv in aiding the dis feminiMiou of the word of God is asked. At the close of the services a collection was made Which, to ill appearances, was most liberal ; and after the I in s i> [ ? ig v by the choir the services of tlio evening Were en I d. Thr Infldel Anniversary Convention? Spt-i i hcl of Robert Owen and Mm. Ho?f, on !>r-orf(anlzatlon of Society* The h -t .Sabbath morning wan a lovely one?the sun sh6mMn all its splendor, and the whole earth seemed to rejoice with great, unbounded gladness, and send ioith a hymn of thanksgiving and praise in token of its joy. There was one spot, however, in this vast metro polis, where an assemblage was congregated for far different purposes. At the Coliseum, in Broadway, we foun ! KMembled about 400 persons, from all sec tions oi the country, with the avowed object of up setting ,'l irth's theological systems?all sanguine ?fsuci ? ?nil eager to proceed to the business of demulii n. On 1 iking round on the assembly, wc were struck by the itliarly singular appearance of its mem bers. ii i were learned and renowned philoso phers, ' brated dilettanti and vituotot?odd look ing pec ' in all kinds of habiliments. Hen is s meagre, sunburnt, weather-worn in di> ui with most unquieted expression, evidently anxiou- i i engage in a discussion with somebody. This i ? old fashioned, unpolished, rough-hewn Athei-' * iiose first postulate is the denial of a Clod, and wm iirst object is to prove the negation to you b\ pure logic. Here vvas the milder, but, perhaps, more danger ous Deist, who, acknowledging the existence of a supreme ruler, denies the truth of his revelation to man?li?*re, also, was the Transcendentalist, or Pantheist, who, reversing tha Idea of the Atheist, sinks nmn and nature in (rod; and there was the wild-bri ined, enthusiastic youth, dreaming of the coming regeneration of society from its present mis erably dirty and unwashed condition. We noticed not a few of these philanthropists had adopted the Orson S. Murray pfuloeoiihy, of suffering the hair am) beurd to grow unmolested, giving a peculiarly "animal-like" appearance to the head and face. Seated by our side, was the venerable Robert Owen, awl the highly accomplished, talented, and intellectually beautiful Mrs. Kose, and ferine up from a distant comer, was a piece of red flannel, be neath which reposed the person of the immortal Goward, "professor of (io different languages, Hi ts ?nd sciences." John A. Collins had left his "new world," on the banks of Skeneatelas Lake, to take care of itself?while lie came to the Infidel Conven tion?showing plainly the unity of feeling existing between the Fourientea or Socialists and Infidels. At 10 o'clock precisely, the meeting was called to order by Wm. <' Hell, Esq.. of Kentucky- John VV Hinckley, of Naples, N'ew York, was elected, and took his seat as chairman. Mr. Bell rose and said, "Everything depended on unanimity of feeling?it makes no difference what wc do?it ia of no conse quence?but it behoven ua to show a brotherly, sis terly, fatliprly regard for each other. I nio\? the chairman nominate a committee of five to report officers for the Convention," which was adopted; the Committee was appointed and retired. (Long pause.) Chair max (In a supplicating tunc).?Will ?omo body go round to the Coliseum door, in Broadway, and tell kIi angers to come to Crosby street entrance 7 Mr. Vail, [the editor ol tho Hem on) will you go ! 1 believe you are one of tlie committco of arrangements. Mr. Vail (vcrv much excited at the idea of becoming a door-keeper).?No, sir ! my office ceased when yon were appointed. But I'll send some body. Will some gentle man who is willing to leuve this disagreeable assembly go round 7 But as no one seemed disposed to acccpt tlio oftte.o, Mr. Vail remarked, with the strong mem) twang peculiar to him, " I'll go myself," and started oti', apparently in high dudgeon. Mr. Robert 0?kn was uow culled upon, and rose and spoke as follows : Ladies, Gentlemen, and Friends?I have much plea sine ill beholding this meeting. I see here sufficient to put an end in a short period to the general evils of society. All we want is to liud the means lor unanimity. Now, the question is, gentlemen, Whether we are sum ciently advanced to become universalists instead of sec tarians, as none but universal ideas can unite us. Can you all agree that we have met to establish universal mental liberty, and charity for the opinions of the whole world 7 If prepared, I would recommend to \ ou to drop all sectarian notions, and instead of calling yourselves an Infidel Convention, call yourselves the society for in troducing universal mental liberty, if you do, you can carry the world?the old world will follow you it has not a sound leg to stand upon. If you conclude ''??? ?""!? vention with charity for yourselv?? 'bo race, no puwpr ? eariti can wrnnttana your progre s. There ui? no parties who would not envy you the power you possess, provided you! go forward and declare the truth, and falsehood shall fall before you. Mas. Ro5?:, u celebrated Polish lady, being loudly called for, here came forward. Mine (rent*?It is wid unfano pleasure dat I behold so large an assembly from different States, all assembled wid von great object?an object us broad and universal as de globe itself. An ob ject no less dan universal freedom of opinion as unboun ded as air and space. As man is obliged to receive his ideas involuntarily, he ought to have perfect liberty to express dcin?and any system vich represses dom is sla very of the vorst kind. No mattare how much odcrs differ from us, dey have the same ripht to give dere opi nions as we have?freedom of opinion is tho only tinp dat will become de sal\ution of man. As to our name it is noting. Infidel docs not belong to us?dev arc infidels who believe one ting aud profess auodcr. Do term infi del is generally understood to mean a disbeliever in di vino revelation. Dere never was a sect but vBt in dere turn have been called infidels. 1 glory in de name, so far as it signifies dot I have gono avay from de supersti tion in fashion called religion. Universal freedom is our object. Let us den take do name Universal Mental Li berty Soriety ; however, as I am much better dan any name dey can apply to me, I vill not shrink. De eyes of all de vorld, not only New Yor-rok, but de whole coun try are looking at de results of dis convention. Let eve ry one reflect veil on do means of carrying out our onject. Mrs. Rose concluded, aud sat down amid thun ders of applause. Here Vax Di sf.x, the carman, who often preaches to the highly moral and pious denizens of Wall street, and who had entered since tho commencement of the meet ing, rose and said?"Brethern, I want to speak a few words." There seemed,however,to be an objection to his expressing his mind freely, even in this free meeting. Mr. Vail.?I've ijeen our friend here, several times be fore, and i beg leave to state to this audience that he is out of his mind?that he is in fact non compos mentit. Vai Di skn?(Very pathetically.)?Wo want free en quiry, don't we, brother Gilbert 7 The Committee now entering, prevented brother Gil bert's reply, and the world lost the benefit of Van Dusen's sago remarks. The Committco now reported the names of the Presi dent, Vice Presidents, Secretary aud Treasurer. A discussion here ensued about the necessity of dele gates being furnished with certificates or not, and it was finally agreed, that any'gonlleman or lady present, (whe ther Christian or Infidel,J by presenting their names, might become member! of the Convention. A scene of disorder commenced, in consequence of a general rush to the table by the members, eager to hand in their names. In the midst of the cxcitement and con fusion, a youth with astonishingly red hair, jumped up ap parently in great trepidation, and anxiously enquired, (/ the names were going to be published. Mr. , a cadaverous, Gruhamilisli-lookiug individu al, rose and remarked, that he hoped no one would hand in their names who were ashamcu to have them publish ed. Mr. , a comical-looking old follow, with a carroty wig, apparently very much excited, said?I'm from good old Massachusetts. I calkerlute to have a catalogue. I want a catalogue of the noble names who dared to stand in opposition to the superstitious. My name is Auron liaird. from Lunenburg. I've fought sixty years?I've been a skeptic ever since I was a little boy. The minis ter of the place wanted my fathor to disown me?chain me to an ox cart, am! whip me through the village, if I wouldn't believe. No, for massy's sake, gentlemen, if wo have a poldicr who's afraid to bare liis breast to tlie enemy, let's disband him. I never saw a man, woman, or cbild. since I was thirty years of age. but who was ready to kill me (!) for my opinions. But 1 am ready to defend them at the stake. After some further discussion, it was decided that any Eersons handing in their names should be subject to aving them published. A motion was made to adjourn to seven o'clock, and the whole city of New York, and the State, were invited to attend?"and the Universe," (called out a lady.) Adjourned to Sunday evening at seven o'clock. Convention of Colored Citizens. A most extraordinary assemblage of colored citi zens has been in session, at intervals, during the past two weeks, at the Union Hall in this city, to consult as to the best means to obtain a change in the Constitution, in f avor of granting them the right of the elective franchise, without property <|u;ilitiea tion, in the contemplated State Convention. Their proceedings have been marked with extraordinary prudence, and much ability and judgment have been evinced by many of the members in the discussion of the questions presented. Mr. U. B. Vidall, a very intelligent and good looking, bright mulatto, presid ed over their deliberations, assisted by several Vice Presidents and Secretaries. Conmiilteess have been appointed to present statistics relative to the colored l>opulation of this State, amount of property owned by them, their production in mechanics and science, their schools and number of scholars, their societies, tec. Arc. The principal committee consists of the Rev. A. Cnimmill, Rev. Wm. H. Bishop, Dr. J. Mc Cune Smith,Rev. C. B.Ray, and ThomasJinnings. But little of interest transpired, until last Friday evening, when a large number of males and females were present, and when the following resolution, in troduced by I)r. J. McCune Smith, brought forth an exciting and peculiar debate:? "Resolved, Thatthi* Convention do earnestly recom mend to every colored male adult in this State, to pur chase sufficient real estate to enable him to vote hi the election of 1H46, when the question ofthe extension oftho right of suffrage, without property qualification, will tic sunmitted to the people of this State, from tho contemplat ed State Convention, to alter the Constitution." Dr Smith, a druggist of West Broadway, who is one-fourth pure Anglo-Saxon blood, then addressed the Convention in support of the resolution, lie contended thai the two thousand votes now cast in this State by colored persons, who were entitled, from possessing 09SO worth of real estate, could, by proper and energetic means, be extended to from seven to ten thousand, and therefore, that the present period was the moment for definite and deciaed ac tion. (Applause.) I le had no doubt that the progres sive principles of democratic liberty (applause) would be so widely infused through that convention, as to promptjjan almost unanimous voice in favor of universal suffrage, through this arreat and flourishing free State. (Great applause.) This amendment, if made, would be presented to the people, with the other amendments ni mnttt. for their adoption, and no living man could doubt tnat the voices of those voters now in favor of universal suffrage, combined with the ten thousand colored voters, who could ex ercise that privilege by being possessed ofthe pro perty qualification, could carry such amendment tri umphantly. (Applause, and cries of "hear," "hear.") I^et each and every man, therefore, who desires to ]<osaess this dear end invaluable right, deny himself of extra expenditure and luxuries, and but a shori time will elapse'betore he will lincl the base sum of $250 at his side to buff the right that he is now de prived of possessing. (Great applause ) I). J. 1'jLSTon, a very dark nvtn, of pure grain, followed in opposition to the resoluiion. lie said he hud always condemned property qualification, and should oppose it at this cris's as much as at any other, lie waH willing to throw himself on the shelf, at once, rather tli iii resort to this mode of sc ouring what already belonged to the colored men of this State, hv the force of public opinion. (Applause.) Such a course would render them ridiculous, ana they would he called fools and hooted at as such. (Applause and hisses.) S. (!. C'ami'iiku., another dark, but strongly marked face, followed. Mr. President?This is no lime to lalk about wlmt people will, or what tliey will not say, as long as the l?w and its intentions are fully carried out. (Hear, he:ir.) The only course for us to pursue is that which causes all men to think and to ponder. It is to touch the interest of those who now are our law-makers, and the only way to produce that effect is to present a force at the ballot box. (Applause.) Kacli and every vote pre sented by Us, when they swell to ten thousand, will speak like distant thunder throughout this land, and cause our rights, as f reemen, to lie fully recognized. (Koans of applause.) Then w he free in the lull sencc, and the word shnll not be a mockery, n? now. (Applause.) The fulfilment of the present law, compelling us to be possessed of u property qualification, is as odious to me an to any other member of this I on vention; but, like a disagreeable and bitter pill, it will be wise to swallow it, for the time being, as it will hereafter produce good to our political system. (Cheers, and cries of " good," " great.") The ballot-box is our only | hope? by it we must succeed, as it is the great lover that crushcs aristocracy and elevates republicanism to the | ga/.e of an admiring world. (Cries of " go it!" and ap plause.) Mr. President, 1 hope the resolution will be , adopted, as the possession of the property required will j give every muii a better position, ami cause an extension j ol kindness and courtesy from both of the great parties of the day, on the eve of the election, (laughter) if at no other period. (Koais of applause.) YVe must adhere to these views, and in the cud we shall lie certain to obtain all our equal, civil, and political rights, (Applause ) K. ii. Johnson, a dark, tight built man of considerable energy, mixed willi froth, fume and fury, then rose?Mr. Speaker?Our rights we've paid lor once?our right to vote?how, at $7 and a month cun we make $200?-we obtained that right by Mood can we do it - is it reasona- j hie?let I)r. Smith go into highways and byways ax 1 : would, as O'Connell {does, ana preach true doctrines? elevate two and a half millions oppressed?14 states so culled free?(applause)?the |Constnftition don't call us | men ?(voice?"Yes, they do,men of color'-)?(laughter) ? question of interest?go to th j Ly ovum w here they talk nonsense?as Daniel O'Connell says?the rights of man freedom?(iod mndo us free?7ti gave us liberty?every man who'd dell his right for ?give me the man?on the stoops?cotton bale battle?New Orleans-didn't we fights them?all free?(applause mixed w itli hisses, nmiJ which the speaker seated himself.) Dr. smith got the floor. Mr. President?The present law makes it incumbent that we should secure property uuulificntion, and we must do so to make any influence in the coming state convention. The last gentleman's en thusiasm answers very well hero in this hall, but it would be much dampened if lie took a tramp down South, or ele vated himself on some of the stoops about town that he speaks of?(laughter.) The vote cast by us on this occa sion would be the only true and disinterested vote of the State?because wc are free from all oltice holding interest as we are not o/Hce seekers?(applause.) We should therefore bo free and independent of all parties and sects. Mr. Uiiadlkv, of Utica, an intelligent yellow man, fol lowed? Mr. Speaker?I rise to make a simple alteration I in tho resolution; that is to stiike out the word " adult," and insert "man," us the word " adult" does not mean a j man? it merely means one arrived at the ago of puperty | (blushes among the fair sex), a half grown man, who has no more right to vote than a woman. (Laughter.) Wc are contending against a property Qualification as wrong, and well we may, for, as Dr. Franklin said,if the principle was good, and a man started to the polls on a jackass, comprising his property qualification, and the jackass should die on the way, lie would then be deprived of his vote, and therefore why not lot the jackass vote instead of the man, as the constitutional right existed in the beast, and not in his master. (Roars of laughter and sip ldausc.) Mr. President, by nature we were all free, and law s have been established, as mankind has increased, to regulate society; hence the institution of the ballot box ?laws are laws, if they are right?if not, they arc viola tions ol the rignts of man. The history of the former con vention is ricli with interest; we should then have had our rights, if Ogden Edwards had not introduced the pro perty qualification. (Applause.) The whigs of that con vention were almost unanimous in favor of free suffrage, but Ogden Edwards, who was a democrat, saw its effect, and introduced the amendment of the $360 property qua lification that passed. (Hisses.) The day is dawning, however, that will put this matter all light, if wc are only true to ourselves. ? .Mr. Johnson, one of the "roaring" class of orators, got tlie floor next, and advocated the right of suffrage in regular " thunder and lightning style," as he termed his action at the polls in Massachusetts, where he said that a colored man was a free man one day in the j ear at least. In allusion to the existing law, no remarked that although imperfect, it must he abided by. Adam, lie said, was pcrfoct, but he became imperfect, and with liim all else became imperfect. We must therefore take tlie imperfection as it is, and perfect it. (Voice " perfectly right, perfectly," applause and laughter.) 11. II. Tu kkb, the polite and proficient hairdresser of Ceutre street, opposite the Tombs, whose aquiline nose and deep complexion, denotes a descent from Afric's royal blood, rose and was about proceeding to address the Convention; when an attempt was made to adjourn. The views of Tucker on tho question before the Convention, wore far more interesting and imjioilant than any yet pre sented. He assumes the same principle now" in exis tence in the State of Connecticut, in the " making of freemen," as it is called, and as members of Congress say when cut short by their hour, w ill write out his intended speech" for publication. The ori ginality Is such, however, that we give an outline.? In Connecticut, every man entitled to a vote must be made a " freeman." and to secure the entering of his name on tho poll list, he must appear before the select men of the tow n, the week before the election, and answer all legal questions as to his right to vote, and then present his property qualification bj a deed of real estate. At each assemblage named, several men of wealth, of each pnlitval party, are present, and the names of half a do/.en or a do/.en of these persons are placed in a deed and presented to the select-men, w ho immediately puss them as " freemen" and they arc enter ed as such in the tow n books. This proceeding finished, and they are then entitled to a vote as long lis they re main in the county where they then resided. If they re move to another part of the State, a certificate of ??free man hip" will entitle them to vote in any county. '1 ho plan proposed by Mr. Tucker, is, that every colored man in this State, holding more real estate tliaii sufficient to entitle him to his vote, shall give a deed to the valuo of $'i.iO to one ol his neighours, in order to entitle him to a vote on the amendments passed in tho Convention ; and also, that every white citizen desirous of accomplishing universal sufirago without property qualification, should adopt the sume course, and after the votes are deposited, the deeds can then lij destroj ed, the same as they are at every election in the State of Connecticut. This will test the true sincerity of that portion of the colored popu lation who are wealthy, and profess so much sympathy for their class, and also those w bite philanthropists who avow so much feeling in favor of the elevation of the civil and political rights of the colored people. The adoption of this principle, would bring l.i.000 to -JO,000 voters into the field, anu thus control the balance of power in the State. L. G. Dillon, a youiif? mulatto of much intelligence, also a hair dresser, proposed a plan of concentration of the colorcl force upon some one of the able candidates for the Convention, of the two great parties, who would advocate the extension of the right of suffrage without property qualification, and thus secure the selection of the most talented men of the .state in that hody to aid j their cause. This will meet w ith much favor with the' colored citizens, particularly if the Legislature arfont the mode pursued at the last < Convention, of allowing the ci tizens of anyone county to select a delegate from nny other county of the State to represent them in the Con vention. J. B. Williams, a shrewd, bright mulatto, who tried several times to obtain the floor, handed the reporter the lollowing few remarks,which ho intended to have made,if successful. Mr. President?lam an advocate of tlfe ex tension of tho right of suffrage w ithout property qualifi cation, and, as a Native American. I feel satisfled that in the vote for delegates to the Convention, and in the amendments adopted by it, the whole Native Amorican force in this city and this State will be found in favor of universal suffrage. That party, previous to the spring election, n year ago. avowed themselves friendly to our people and their rights, and tendered us the sweeping of the streets if we desired the business. Many of our vo ters sustained their charter ticket, but with a view, not <o much to the sweeping of the streets, as to obtain the influence and aid of their votes in tho Convention to re vise the State Constitution at a future period. As Native Americans we can depend upou their aid in this crisis, ami I know , from their leading men, that we will receive it. ? Mr. Dow mi*g, of upper Broadway, son of the celehrn ted Dowuing, of Broad street, then obtained tho floor, and proposed a slight amendment to the resolution, which he advocated with a few remarks, couched in an excellent tone and spirit. ? ' The amendment was then put and lost, as well as the ( original resolution. The Convention then adjourned, to meet this week., at ' the call of tho Committee of Arrangements. droit In Uriel Anniversary <011 ventlo\?_Kv*? j iilng Mittliii;?Trrmcmlons Kwjtrinent?' Nprrehci of Robert Owen, Min., Hour, anil Mr. Hcnvrr. I SKi-orrn inv. The Convention met pursuant to adjournment, in the great saloon of the Coliseum, at 7 o'clock, JSun-1 day evening. A very law 'audience was assembled j ?we should think at n thousand jiersons of all sorts, sizes, and complexion*. ^Ite Chairman an- j nounced that Mr. Holier! Owen and Mrs. Rose would again addreu the meetinc Mil. OwKf? first rose and spoke:? Ladies, Gentle men, anil Friends?It is most desirable that this meeting should be made as important as we know how to etFect. I have bo-n long considering what measures could be adopted to obtain for society the rights, pi ivileges, and advantages every individual ought to be secure in. The time is arrived when there must he truth without mvstery, mixture <>i er ror, or fear of man. Naw, what is it that alone is wartled to enable all of us to enjoy a vi ry luglt state of society 1 It is knowledge instead of mystery. The world has been filled with mystery and supersti tions which have rendered the human mind imt mily irrational, but insane. And why and whence all tins error ? It is because we have not been taught real 1 knowledge and facts?we have been instructed in imaginations and never in the permanent everlast ing laws of nature. This is a most admirable occa sion to send forth truth to the world, that shall asto- j ni?h the greater part of those who have never 1 thought for themselves, hiiiI those who have thought themselves secure in tta opinions ofj the (teople. There have been taifwfc -smile of the most palpable nnd wicked errors. Tfci .part of the 1 world but what have been taught the imaginary no tion, that hy some horu* for us we form our own , feelings ana convictions. This is the cause of all | the ill will and malignancy that have confounded1 thu human race; real knowledge is wanted; without ' it we cannot become charitable or kind. Why is i | there no practical charity ! Because men have not a J knowledge of their own natures. Now, friends, we want to rftow an example to all the world?real genuine affection and charity from man to man. lint you will say we hive had this preached to us for thousands of years, and there has been as much use in this preaching, as though they had told us to fly. Suppose I should tell you to fly?try it. They hare tola us to be charitable without telfimj us how charity shull be created. Charity is the dircct result ol knowledge. What is the knowledge by which these heavenly powers may be acquired ! A know ledge tliat no man lias tlio power to form his ow n opin ions. The errors that have been forced into our minds from infancy, have made the world a great lunatic asylum. Tne world must abandon the notion that man car? form himself his opinions, or his feelings ; and though the priesthood have said that these principles are the foundation of all dittrder, 1 here declare, that until they are dlH'iiscd, there can never be charity among mankind. me earnestly invito > ou to investigate these subjects, untp you shall be taught to have charity for all the opinions in the world ; go forth at the advo cates of universal mental liberty and charity, and the w orld shall Lo your?. Aiav you, ny friends, tee these subjects us my experience forces me to see them, and ma) you enjoy the same satisfaction that I have enjoj ed. Let universal charity bo jour motto. The venerable anil benevolent old man sat don n amid great applause. Mrs. Rose, the talented and intellectual Polish lady, now followed. Mrs. Hem..--Mine Prents ! -At beholding you and re flecting w hat brought ) on here, it tills mo tid such feel ings dat it would be in vain for me to attempt to express dem ; amMJftef v"ht 'j ou have heard from our dear and vttwrable flmar, Mwrt Owen. 1 could vish dat noting more should be said. More truth has been spoken here dan can he found in de united libraries of de vorld.? Dere is much knowledge in society, hut of what kind and nature How many books teach us how we ought j to be taught to become ratiouul beings ! 1 know ol no books dat contain dese. Dere are many sublime senti ments in de Christian hook, de Mahometan book, an de books of de old philosophers, but dey give us noting hut arbitrary commands. Wo have had de arbitrary com mand "do unto others a.? ye would dat dey should do unto you," for thousands "of years, and it may remain thousands of years longer, until we are told how to sur round ourselves wid circamstances by vich we can do it. Dere are man} reforms?dis is an age of reform ? every von acknowledges dat society is in a wrong state, and ought to be reformed. Vat makes man act w rong I Is it his desire to do it ! We have been and are yet told dat de heart of man is vicked, and in accordance vid dis such arrangements have been made in society as to fulfil ile prophecy, and make him bad indeed, it is de greatest libel dat has ever been put upen nature. Every human ( being has a tendency to do good, but de fundamental er ror dat man forms his own opinions, feelings and acts, | have made him bad. He was considered a< a being indc pendant of every man around him?hence followed de isolated condition of society. These two fundamental er rors are de cause of all evil?dej make every man an ei? emy,to his neighbor. Tell nie, mine fronts, vill de preaching, "thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy thyself," as long as isolated interests exist!, avail u< any ting J So long as de precept exists, every von for himself and some supernatural power for us all?how much can you love your neighbor ! Dere is a great deal of poverty in de vorld, but is derc any necessity lor poverty ! Is dere anv collective poverty 1 Derc is no such ling as poverty j ?dere is ten times more in de vorld den would maintain | all in yet unknown luxury. Vet how much misery dere ' j is in your midst?not because dcr* is not enough, but ' owing to de misdirection of it. Dose who create lie most, get de least?dose w ho buiid .de largest castles often have not vcrc to lay dere heads ; and den ve say dat man is had by nature, because if lie has not a crumb to eat, ( he will take some from his neighbor. V'y is it man has I never been placed in a position to make himself happy. Isolation of interest is de cause?do contrary is de reme dy. 1 have trown out dese few lants for you to reflect on. Ve must inquire vat kind of icings ve are, and arc ve rightly situated Ponder over de.-e questions. l)e I welfare Of de race depends upon dim, mid de application of de remedy is de reversion of de present arrangements I of society. Ignorance is de evil?knowledge will be de I remedy. Knowledge not of vat s?rt ol beings we shall | be hereafter, or vat is boyond de skies, hut a know ledge 1 pertaining to /hto firma, and ve may have here all de power, goodness and love dat we liave been taught be longs to God himself. Mr. Bkll, the Cnairman now rose and said?Amid my speculations about tlie Bible, 1 fcave always wondered wliy old fattier Paul wouldn't let the ladies speak} 1 think there either must have been sonif jealously, or there were no Mrs. ltoscs. 1 wonder l' the Jold gentleman should visit Gotham, and walk up Broadway, now many people he would tie acceptable to, notwithstanding he is cracked up so highly. Dr. Ludiioh, the German Rationalist, here made a speech in German, v. hich, as the Chairman pleasantly re marked to us, was a puzzler for a few. Mr., editor of the Botlo* lnrr.?tigator, made some eloquent remarks. Mr. President, ladles and gen tlemen It is unnecessary that I should add anything, for I can say nothing that has not been said. But In a move ment of this kind, I deem it a pleasure as well as a duty, to give my mite. We are always spoken of in terms of ic proach; and yet what is this name Infidel to convey so much terror to the people ? We have no desire to intro duce unurchv among mankind, but to introduce that cha rity that will tolerate and protect any ideas that may be | taught in community. Let ns take one world ut a time. If there is another world, the best preparation for it is to make this happy, that we may have here that de gree of happiness that Ciill do away with the necessity ol crime. It is owing to out false position* that make us miserable. In Boston, thousands of females work f a miseiatile pittance, hardly sufficient to support one, anil j et a whole familj has to be supported. We may preach and pray . ami say?be ye warmed and fed and clothed, but unless the act follows, it will avail naught. When a woman sees before her a family of starving children hud dling around a cold fireplace, and poverty looking in at the window, is it it range tliat such should occasionally fall f The wonder is not that so many fall, but that there are not a thousand to one. We have thought, and that thought is making its wuy, that the money expended on visionary projects should be devoted to the-c oases. ThU heresy is at work, and will produce the desired effect. Kor what is to be expected while men and u omen arc compelled to toil like slaver; how can they be improved ! The idea of infidelity is to scet'ro happiness to all, and could it extend throughout the country, we should con clude that the riches of this country do not consist of gorgeous palaces or rich purses; nor in any of those things which go to make up what is called national wealth?but in a moral ami enlightened people. The philanthropy of infidelity extends all over the wor'd?no matter where a man was born, or how he was born, but because he is here. We believe it is the mission ot i'lti delity to secure happiness to all; and its peculiar cVr.rac tcristic is like David Crockett, to go ahead?for fafideIs know they're right. The meeting now adjourned. Social Reform Meeting In fhnt'.mm Square. The regular meeting for discussion. t>n this subject, took place on .Sunday afternoon av the old Franklin Theatre, in Chatham Square, I,n? inconsequence of the Inlidel Convention being in full operation at the same hour, but a limited number of |>ersons attended, and the discussions that, were anticipated were not gone into. However, a, Chairman was appointed, Mr. Smith by name, and in a few general remarks he ex plained the object ? jf their Association?the benclits to be derived from their plans, and the great advantages that would accrue to mankind in general, would they enter into t'ae ideas laid down by Mr. Owen. Ileur gued that, the immense surplus of all kinds of produce, manufactured nnd otherwise, that is accumulating in consequence of the <rreat increase of labor saving machines, will inevitably lead to a general crash, en tailing ruin, distress, and misery, on thousands who, even in the present state of affairs, enjoyed u good living. It was a well known fact iu gluteal economy, that the greater the produce of any mass of people, the greater the dillieultv in the majority of them ob taining ii fair share of their proportion, the product of their labor generally being divided among the few capitalists, whose wealth Was thus enormously in creased, to the detriment of the absolute operative.? To support this argument, lie need only point to the condition of the laboring classes of hurope, where, with the immense amount of labor saving machine ry employed, there exist* more want, poverty, ami des titution, than in any country in the worM. If. on the other , hand, mankind could he persuaded, each individually, to assist with limit labor, what a ditto lent state of tlunprs , would exist. Then every one would stand on an equal i footing, nnd poverty nnd its attending horrors, would lu ll riven from the world, lie went on to (lute, that alarm in Pennsylvania, containing sou square acres, had hecn bought and paid for hv this Association, and has been in successful operation lor two years; on it they erected sow-mills, and various cottages, barns, xc. The Hooiety also Han contributing branches in Philadelphia, Newark, Paterson, Taunton, Mass., aii-t tins day the) hud received an application from Pltsburgh; their collection alto^ettiei averaged about one hundred dollars per month; they had , about +7,.'>00 capital stock ubscribed for, of which about ! f 1,000 wai paid in. Kor lifty dollars a person could sc- | cure a home for life tor him-??If and family, free from the { vicissitudes and cares of the pre tent mode ot existence, i and this (act alone rendered it an object of consideration > for those who oven now aro above all want, but who might yet, by the revolving wheel of fortune,be reduced j to necessity. Mr. Smith excuse-! himself from speaking , further, as ho merely had taken Hie chair in tiie absence of the regular members, who were attending the lniidi-1 j ( onventlon.and though there was but a small.nttendance, | he still invited any one who was inclined tor discussion n the subject, to step Coward. After some little delay, Mr. 111 * r rn .-tepped up to the rostrum, and stnted that the threat corse <>l communities w as over-production. He would exemplify this (rem a fact he had obtained from Mr. It Owen viz.: that six ) i :irs ago the populntion of (ireat llnlain, mechanical and human, Amounted to fifty millions. At that period steam power had not been so extensively applied to machinery its it has since, which w e mnj judge of from the fact, that at this time it is equal, human nnd me- ! chanieal, to eij(ht bundrud millions and in the same ratio that this inerense has taken place has the dilllculty el obtaining a livelihood increi od. In former days, when this immense overplus was not produced, the comforts of life w ere more plenty and more easily ob tained than nt present. The human mind has hitneito been altogether directed to the acquisition of wealth, Without regard to the proper distribution of the snmc : i tind it is the object of this society to ob>. iate tliii state of ' things. The relation of man to his present being must < be ascertained, and if the mind in not properly directed in in efforts, pain and suffering urc sure to follow. But the new state of society that was proposed by this asso ciation, where man's instinct would lie directed to the exercise of benevolence ami kindness one towards another, would prove one of tho greatest triumphs of modern phiinntroph>. Mr. Smith again addressed the meeting, and went on to show tho gieat results that would spring fiom the adoption of this plan ; he argued that the source of ci ime in communities consisted in the great individuality of society ; this calling of things mine instead of ours ; it everything was resolved into a public stock, instead of private, ull tho inducements to crime would be done away with, as they all more or less arose from the ine quality of distribution. Crime being done away with, all the expensive machinery of courts, lawyers, con stables and such non-producing classes would also be dispensed with ; and the mass ot mankind, being re moved from the fear of want and poverty, would quickly develope the natural intelligence which is inherent in mankind. This system is entirely ililt'uront from the one | recommended by Fourier. In his plan capital is placed to take advantage of labor ; money is there the object, and not as in this case tho elevation of human nature. In Fourier's scheme, a person purchasing a sufficient number of shuiu* could live w uliout labor en the inter est of his capital, but in this scheme, all would be placed on a perfect equality. Here the speaker came to a pause, and as no one ap peared to wish to discuss his peculiar doctrines, he moved an adjournment, which was unanimously agreed i to by the auaicnce-4mmedlutely dispersing. Infidel Convention?Cii-i-nt Flarr Up?Tlic Ilnbble Hunt?Sympathy fov Reporter*? Ciriincl Kx|i1ohIoii. As we anticipated,, from the heterogeneous cha racter of this Convention.agrand flare-up took place on Monday. These singular, eccentric, self-styled re formers of society, met at th<- Coliseum, at o'clock, und a nice little quarrel took place. We noticed on Sunday that considerable jealousy existed between certain members, and on Monday morning the drop curtain was raised for the first act. Mr. Bi:ll, the Kentucky chairman, opened the meeting by saving? The object of this Convention is to promulgate liberal principle*, and not tor the purpose of listening to vague theories, and I hope 110 extraneous matter will be en grafted on it. A meeting is to he held this evening at which I intend to show that there is no necessary con nection between Infidelity and the multitudinous reforms of the day?such us Abolitionism, Socialism, Urahamism, fco. The celebrated founder of the Skoneateles community, against whom a growing envious prejudice has arisen in the minds of some of the leading spirits, now hastily rose. -Mr. Colmns?1 think the Chairman is getting dogmati cal. I think his course has been dictatorial and prema ture ever sinco he took his seat, and that be has shown a desire to engross the whole attention of the meeting. Mr. .? I move we take the sense of the meeting (thil was probably the smallest homeopathic dose ever taken) whether the chair has acted like a chair. Mr. Jones, (a youth with a fiery head, a decided lisp, and an immense mouth.)?It appears to me, from what I have listened to. that this convention, or meeting, or whntever you call it, in order to be interesting, should have some direct object, and therefore some proper name. As for the chair, I do not think he is a perfect chair. I don't think there ever was a perfect chair, but 1 do hope the gentleman will withdraw his motion. (Hear, hear.) Chairman.?(Tasting uuawful look on the reporters, mustering his dignity and ominously raising a copy of the morning Herald, in which a graphic report of the Convention appeared.)?One general principle pervades the Convention?namely, universal charity. We have no reason, therefore, to complain of the pervertion of our objects by editors and reporters of this city?for what ever is, is right?they are but pursuing their own in stincts?they work lor their bread and butter?like the priests, the lawyers, and the doctors, they owe their po sition to unfavorable circumstances, and we can but pity them, poor fellows ! ! ! Mr. Owkm.?1 think,the discussion had better cease, and that we had better forget and forgive all that has passed this morning. Remember, we do not create our own views, feelings and passion*, but that we arc the creatures of circumstances. Let us, then, harmoniously act in concert, by uniting on the great and noble princi ples which we all believe?and 1 move all further dis cussion cease. Mr. .? I oppose that motion. The only way to eli cit truth, is by investigation anil enquiry, and if the chairman is to blame, he ought to be censured. you ready for the question ? Mr. ??.?No, no. Mr. BAinn (the man with the carrotty wig)?I want to say a few w ordi on this question. My faUier wus a Presbyterian? Chairman".?Vou are out of order, sir. Mr. Jon ks.?(Question, question. Mr. Baird.?1 appeal?my father? Chairman.?Are you ready for the question ? Mr Baird.?My father sai^ to me when I was a little bo>, Aaron? Chairman.?Order, order. Sholl Mr. Owen's motion be adopted?those in favor, will please say ay?. General aye. aye. aye. Chairman.?Those opposed, no. Mr. .?No. < ii airman.?The ayes have it. And so the meeting adjourned to this evening, after hu\ing resolved to stop free discussion. Anniversary of the American Sen men'* Frlenrt Society. Tliis society held its* Seventeenth Anniversary last Monday, at the Tabernacle, and seldom have we seen thut vast huildipg so densely crowded us it was on this occasion. Every nook and corner was crammed^ful], half an hour before the time appointed for tlto comniPncement of tiie exercises of die eve niug, which were of a highly interesting nature,and enlivened hy musie, botlt from the choir and piano, l'he inujority of the audience consisted of ladies, and "we have rarely seen such an assemblage of modest beauty ami intelligence. We also observed vevrral officers of the Navy, and m.iny of our most influential and leading shipping merchants and sea captains. The worthy President of the society be longs to the latter fraternity, and his nam-will be lonir remembered by the hardy tars of America with gratitude and love; we need but say it is Captain Edward Richardson. In fact, the whole meeting showed that not only is the sailor now known and appreciated by his more immediate employers, but that landsmen and others, who have never expe rienced "the |>eriis of the deep," are by no means lacking in feeling and sympathy for the'manly and gallant supporters of our country's name and honor in every part of the known world. The exercises commenced by singing a hymn ap propriate to the occasion, in which the audience were invited to join with the choir ; and the etlert of such a vapt crowd uniting "as with one voice," w as one of the most exquisite and touching scenes it has ever fallen to our lot to witness. By ilie judicious distri bution of bills containing the words of the hymn, every one was enabled to contribute their <|uouot music, and it formed, altogether, one of the most pleasing features of the evening. This was followed by a prayer from Il>?. \Ik. Do hi ixo, Chaplain to the Sailor'* Home, who in motf eloquent terms invoked the Divine ble ,sing on the Society. and returned thanks for the great blowings that had been extended during the past year to their effort*, Hiid the increase of their work that was so apparent in the bet tered condition of the seamen. lie supplicated the blessing of Ood oa the institution of the Sailor** Home in this city. anil prayed that the grett importance ol im pressing religion* feelings on the nailer, w hose own sal \ation was thus made sure, and the force of his example and precepts carried w hererer he sailed, might be made more apparent than ever. At the clone of the prayer, the Seeri tasv read an abstract of the annual report, by which it appeared that man} and cheering facts were developed regarding the social and moral- improvement of the man; who navi gated our great inland water*, as well as those who were employed ou the seaboard. Mariner's churches and temperance boarding houses were rapidly increasing in ever}- direction, and ol the churches tnev could num ber about fifty on the seaboard. * In tlic Sailor's Home in this city, during the year ending tlic let of May. IM.1), they had received and entertained 3.01?> sailors, n-td da ring the three last years, including the one jnst men tioned, the; had received 11,00s sailors in all. The Marine Temperance Society on the coast, numbered full in,000 members, and the New \ ork Marine Temperance Society had now enrolled on its pau'es. 17,S33 names. On board one man of war, out of 4M men. 44,i had vol untarily resigned their grog. and an board another, 300 out ot :t03 had done likewise. Since the establishment of the bunk for sailor's savings, the laree amo'int of nineteen hundred thousand dollars had been paid in, and fouiteen hundred thousand withdrawn, thus leaving an amount of halt a million on hand, now absolutely be longing to seamen, or those in some way coniie.-teil with them. With regard to their operation-; in foreign lauds they were ot much importance, not onlv to seamen, but ?llso to the advancement and diffusion of a know ledge of the gospel in various paits of the world In addition to chaplains in the t'acilie, Now South Wales and France, the) had one in the Sandwich Islands, ami they in'en led sending one to China as soon ns possible Without, counting the receipt* ot the auxiliary societies, their receipts for the yeai past have been $17,3W, mil their expenditures Were the receipts of the auxil iary societies added, the; would exceed $".>,000. To this report, beyond the mere extension, uinat be added a greater energy and confidence in prosecuting their la Dora. Temperance, both on sea and shore, was progress ing with rapid strides, ami the aalibath was also ob served more strictly than heretofore, an increased desire for the bible, and ,i taller appreciation ol its blessed truths w as more di? tinrtlx manifested. Letters from va rious part* of the w orld gave them every day evidence ol' the blessings that weie wrought by Ihe distribution of tracts, and the home free from temptation, that was supplied the sailor m bis return. The gentleman rela ted several instances of the happy effect of one pious member of a crew had upon the remainder, and closed by expressing gratitude for the blessings with which they entered on a new year of their exigence, and be speaking the co operation ol" every friend of man in be hall of their ?ociety. itcv. Mr. Stca*t, V. 8. Navy then addrosh&ed the meet ing, und apologized for hi* appearance, unannounced as ho wnj on the programme, out a i.solution had been placcd in hi* bauds this evening, with a request that ho would utter it to the meeting', and he felt it a duty so to do. It was not in hia nuture to refuse uny request to the tailor, a claw of men with whom, for fifteen years,he had had most close communion?he had known them under nil circumstances that man could be placed, and the more intimately he knew them,the more he felt for them. The object of the meeting was to enlist feelings for the cause, and he could'assure them from his own experience, their sympath) would not lie misplaced,but would bring forth fruit to God. He could occupy many hour* in speaking on this subject, but would give way to others, and con clude by offering the resolution that "the report of the Society be accepted and printed under the Executive Com mittee." Capt. Hi iikov V. H. Navy, rejoiced to see such a large audienceand hear such a good report: he was pleased to see the great seal off tod affixed to tho labor of love.? lie could fancy how great an efleet the books distributed among sailors had in elevating his mimd and affording him food for reflection in his berth in the forcastle or watch on deck. Let us revert to the character of the sailor twen ty-live years ago. Then they were drunkards, swearers, ftabbatu-hreaker?. and noted' for all species of excess,and were outcasts from society; but the scene is now chang ed. und we have reason to thank God for his mercies, how ii through this Society and its effects, in ameliorat ing iho character of sailors. The best friends of the institution had often faltered at the slow progress made by it at first, here and there only one appearing affected by It; hut now their true standing is becoming Known? each successive year shows their increasing usefulness. He would point in corroboration of this to the floating chapels, Sailors1 Homes, and temperance societies, spread over all ports. The lienrt of many a wife ana parent had been gladdened by this change. How differ ent the orderly and sober appearance of the sailor about to sail, to the drtftikeii, dissolute set of former days ! In investigating shipwrecks, lie found that for three yeara previous to 1842, the number of vessels lost was 1,233, and lives ?.','<77; and from 1842 to 1844, 892 vessels and 1333 lives?showing a diminution of 331 vessels and 1,644 lives. Landsmen but little know what sailors en dure. ti e dangers they run, and the great necessity of their being prepured, in order to be ready at a moment's warning to ntcet their Hod. and to instill into them that salvation, w :is partly the object of this Society. He felt r.t a loss to introduce the subject of tho object of the meeting, bat his every thought prompted action, and he could sulely say this Society stands pre-eminent, and worth) ot all patronage. Merchants on vari ous occasions had shown their liberality and fore sight. in supporting it. and the fact that the Ma rino Insurance Companies had given towards it the sum o! $2,MM), was a convincing proof of its worth in the estimation of the calm intelligent men who managed them; but this is only a foreshadowing of the hereafter, and in time all the Christian world would rejoice that tho light of tho Gospel has travelled over every sea. He closed by ode ring a resolution^ compli mentary to the merchants and underwriters who nad supported it. At the close of Captain Hudson's remarks, a young sai lor (Mr. Clark) was introduced to the meeting, and ad dressed them. He stated that severed as he had been for many years of his Life, from the busy world, and con fined to tile narrow boundaries of a ship's forecastle, he must, on thus suddenly being introduced as it were, to the quarter-deck of the world, he must ask their indul gence for his mode of addressing them: but so fully was he impressed with the importance of the objects of the society, lie felt constrained to come forward and detail some of his experience. An Amoricnn by birth, a native of Massachusetts, and blessed with pious parents, he had grown uii the child of many prayers, till at the age of eighteen, led away by au unbridled imagination, ne lelt family, friends and all he held ?ear, to seek for hap piness in'the wild adventures of the sea. At first leav ing, he felt some inclination towards home, but he fol lowed the ignus fctuus that had led him from the only true source of happiness and true delight, viz.home. After braving all the dangers of the seas, and passing through the vicissitudes incidental to that mode of life for years, on his arrival once in New York lie first experienced the influenoefof this societ) . He still vacillated, till once during the exploring expedition, under the command of the bravo and gallant Hudson, it was his lot to be by tho side of Lieutenant Underwood and Midshipman Henry at the Kejec Islands, whilst there trailing in a most peaceful and unoffending way with the natives, they were set on by them, and the officers slain, and he himself left for dead, but it pleased the Lord to raise him up, and the spirit that had lain dormant for some time, again shone f^rth, and from that time he had endeavored to be a better man. Still he dreaded his return home: he feared he should find no kind friends to take him by the hand and encourage him to go on the w ay he had chosen; he feared the utter loneliness that would bo presented to him. with no one to give him even the semblance of a welcome ; none save those villianx who would seek to (iel'irtiid him of his earnings and poison him with their villainous drinks, and those whose steps lead to Hell. l)ut thanks to Uod his fears w ere unfounded. He found the Sailors' Home erected, and there lie again saw enacted the scenes of his youth?theio he joined in prayer morning and night at the domestic altar, and there he more earnestly than ever set out to seek the Lord, and felt he was renewed in his wish to serve. After some few voyages,be was publicly admitted to the bosom of the Catharine stroet Church, and from that time he determined to cam the standard under which he sailed floating ovcr'hirn. The first ciew that he sailed among alter this were at first profane and miser ably deficient in all icligious feelings, and it grated his feelings more than ever; but by some judioious per suasion, he won tliem over to better courses, and suc ceeded iu forming an association among them for the discontinuance ot all profanity and light conversation ; and acting on the old adage of striking while the iron was hot, he followed it up by proposing prayer meetings among them, which wa< also acceded to, and on arriv ing at Lisbon, every man was changed, and their consciences awakened; but in Lisbon again the curse of the forsaken state of the sailor overtook them ; and the work was checked; but once again at sea, bey ond the in fluence of the demoralizing temptations of the shore, they again progressed, and before arriving at the next poit, three w ere hopefully converted ; and on their re turn to New York, two public!) professed, and one from some circumstance or other, left w ithout so doing. Those two had remained steadfast to their faith ; he had corres ponded since with them, and the day of judgment will reveal the good they have done. Brother sailors, our families must hear of us?the harpies that prey on sail ors are known to us, and being known, we must avoid them. This Society has the strongest claims on us?they have done all they can for our cause, and the rest re mains for ourselves to accomplish?and I call on them as sailors and shipmates to come forward like men to the task. Out importance as a body to the world, is im mense, and it behooves us to support it. He was now reminded of n hiece of advice his father had given him, which w as when the wheat in a grist mill had gono through the various processes, the last thing to be done w as to shut the flood gates, arid in like manner he would shut hi- flood gates, and conclude his speech. The remarks of this young man called forth great ap plause, and alter a song from Mr. Root, in good style, a collection was made, the !>oxcs handed round by a fine set of ) oung sailors, and a handsome sum must have been realized. And after some remarks by the Kev. Mr. Par ker. and another sailor, Mr. Haines, and a further address from Mr. Ludlow, the benediction was pronounced by Mr. Bond, and the largo audicncc separated highly pleased with the interesting exercises of the evening. The officers of the meeting then convened, and after some few business arrangements, all was concluded. Eleventh Anniversary of the American Antl SlHvcry Soel?ty?Old and Stw Organization ?Dissolution of the I n Ion?The Chnrrh brought to Judgment?Oreat Spfwhei of Anderson, Wendell Philips, Mis* GUiabttlt Hitchcotii, d>c< It is probably well known to moot of our readers that this band of philosophic reformers are divided into numerous sects mid parties. There is the new and the old organization; the former being the po litical Aboluionists who rim the "S;u?e of Saginaw* as a candidate tor the Presidency at the last elec tion. The latter are composed of the ladies and gentlemen of :il! sexes and colors, who have calmly and deliberately agreed to swal low Garrison, their immortal leader, whole.? These last embrace within their wide-extended arms of charity, the Non-Kesistanu, Infidels, Socialists, Atheists, Grahnmitcs, Pantheists, and all th<-disaf fected materials afloat on the bosom of society. The motto of these self-styled philanthropists is "no union with slaveholders," and they assert that "the American Church is a brotherhood of thieves?and til'* ministry arc a race of des[>enuloes and cut throats?a conclave of incarnate fiends." They hold the present legal institution of marriage should be abolished, and nil the ceremonies now attendant on that holy tie, dispen-i-d with. From such a hetero geneous mass, something exceedingly rich, curious, wild, extravagant, bombastic, ludicrous, absurd, tunny, |?hilosophic, philanthropic, sublime, and tran seendently eloquent, may !>?? exjiected Who that has observed the course and policy of Wm. IJoyd Garrison (the Kditoi <>I tin- Liberator) for th'1 last twelve years?who that has listened to Ins impas sioned elo(|ucnce?that has read his pathetic, fervent appeals to tlv feelings of this changing, crazy generation?but trembles for his coun try^ safety?for the safety of this glorious Union ?when he thinks of tin- vast power this re so lute mnn wields tor the production of anarchy, con tusion, disorder, revolution, and ultimately of a good appetite tor dinner. Mr. (>.irri-on has withered around bun some of the mo.-t eloquent and learned men in the country?(many "I them from the lir.~t families in New Ivngland ) The irrneeful, enthu-i i tie, mellifluous Wendell Phillips?the subtle and logicalQiiincy?Mrs. Cliapm m, the ban de Naooleon of young America?the lovely, intellectual, en chanting, fascinating Abby Ivelly?N. P Rogers (his mo't particular fneiid)? P.irker Pill-bury Henry Clapp and S. S. Foster, are among the num ber of his adherents. Hut We must proceed t" tile Convention. Tlx-re were about 1000 persons us.-emMed at the

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