Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 11, 1848, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 11, 1848 Page 1
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v?*r. . >m j| | llinglll. I " /' M LL^WIIH TH \V holt' No. 0093. Anniversary Week in New York. TUIKI) 1'AV. Animal Auulvt'inury Meeting of tlio Pninby tt-rlun Uoanl of Foreign MUalona. Thin meeting took place, la*t evening In the Rev. Dr. KrebiT* church, Kut^oi* etreul. After prayer, the IUy Dr. Davioeoif tlrit addressed the meeting He Mid that the importance of ioraigu uilssious wait ouljr beginning to dawu, a* it wuir, through the horiKin of our benighted laud, and a? one of the disciples of our blessed Kedweincr once taid. the whole world lieth iu wirktxluess. It, thuret'ore, behooves every friend to Christiunil v tu nut his shoulder to the wheel lor the support of forvigu missions. with a vi?w to instruct their benighted brethren, who reside iu distant lauds.iu that which belongs to their eternal salvutiou. Th* disciples of Christ uppeur to have beeu well aware of th* importune* of CkrUtian missions? they went from place to place tiiiehiug tho doctrines of thuir blessed master. If sLnor Spiuuta spent seveu long 7earn in traiuiqi; hi* little bird* to perform various evolution*. why should the Christian despair of haruiouiliug f tke whole world into oue Christian family; aud an til* gK-ttl uud good Wesley mid while ou hii death-bud to >Jiuc of his fellow laborer*, by way of encouragement to them to coutiuue ou their way rejoicing?" Th* beet of ull things," Maid be, " it, ' J'he Lord is on our side, and who will make us afraid.' " t rance appear* now to think that to h*r lot has fallen to revolution!** the whole world into oue graud republic; but while we have enjoyed the gloriou* advantages of peace for the last sixty years, are wo to Interfere iu tli* broil* of war, aud thereby throw a great barrier In the way of Instructing our iguoraikt brethren. There la no eeltlshucss in Christianity, aud thor* is no monopoly iu the grace of God. If wo could but calculate the value of oue soul, we might then attempt to form a faint idea of the value of 900.000,000 of souls who are perishing for lack of knowledge ; th* children's and the widow's I mlto is then valuable iu such a cause, and may he the iiieuus of plueking oven ono soul from the fiery burning. 'i'lie Rov. Mr. Brown, a missionary from China, noxt itrtdt-eftsed the meeting, and gave an account of the progress of the missionary labors Iu China. Ho stated 11,.. t 1-1- ?i.<i ....... 1...- ?> ui?.,?u I., tv,,.r I the Lord had been greatly increased iuiuuk the Chinese. Korty years ago there wu only oua missionary, who Mud bm>u icut uut bj tho British Miawiontkry Society. iu the whole empire of Chin*. Now, however, ho rejoiced to any. there were upwards of one huudred, who are principally aupportud by the various^rellgious deuominutioaa in Britain. the United State* of America beuriug but a email eharu of the expeuso. It wan, however, a plvuaiug reltectiou that the attention of this country ia now alive to the iuiportauoo of foreign missions, and much good way now be expected. In China a good number of the missionaries have now learned the < hiuese language, and aro daily preaching to the native* in their mother touguo; ?o that by tlim moaui tlioy have boon enabled in a more forcible nmnuer to teach them the importance of /Christianity. Tho Chiuese, however, are a very JjoalouH class of human beings, and much cautiou Jhn* therefore to bo exofrised in tho enlighteufing of their dark and, in many instance*, their projudicod minds. Slnco the late massacre of the British subjects, tho missionaries have got much more liberty in conversing with the natives; and great praise was due to tho daughter of one of bis fellow laborers, in beiug mainly instrumental in establishing several native female school* for religious instruction, this young lady having now become well acquainted with the Chinese lauguage. In several places childron had also been baptised, and aro now member* of the visible church of (tod. Surely the*? circumstances should stimulate his Christian brethren in tlii* land to continue their exertion* in the support of foreign mission*. The ltev. Dr. Mi'krav then cainu forward, and said that from trilling circumstances, sometimes, the most momentou* societies were organised ; this had beeu the ca?e at the formation of tho Loudon Korelgu Missionary Society. After the preaching of a sermon, the propriety of forming a society for tho instruction of the heathen In a foreign land, was talked over by a few devoted friends of Christianity. No sooner was it mootod, than tho'.spirit of Uod, as it were, stimulated them on to tho good work ; and from this trilling incident. roso the great London Foreign Missionary Society. An interesting aneedote Is told of an old man. pressed wan lie after hearing the sermon. with thn value of the salvation of the soul, that he cxclaimcdliu extacy. " I have a friend in the Indies, but he ban no one to Klunr hint the path* of righteousness." No sooner had these word* fallen from hi* mouth, than up started a young German, who (aid, " I will go and teach your friend, and (how him the way of Mlvatlon." Ah !" replied the old man. " he 1s a slave, and you could not got speaking to him." Not daunted, however, the young < ieriuan at once proposed to go and hire himself as a laborer with tho slaveholding master, and while working together In the Held. My* he,'' 1 will tearh your friend the way of salvation.'' Here, Mid tho reverend doctor, was a true devotedneM to tho cause of missionary labor. 1 havo alio had tho pleasure of beiug acquainted with a very rich old gentleman, who 1 have frequently heard My, that he would rather see his only son a standard bearer of the Lord'*.on a bleak and barren island. than hear of him being heir to a worldly crown. l)r. Murray concluded a very animated address on the duty which Christian* owed, iu regard to the support of foreign mission*, which was most attentively listened to by his hearers. New York State Vlgllnncc Association, Zlon Chutlk This association - avowedly framed for tho purpose of promoting the progress of abaenndiug slaves from the South to the North, and which, from many unexplained reasons, has been dormant for the last three years?was again rovivod in October last, and aunouueed their Jirst meeting for last night, in the colored congregational church of " Zion,'' corner of Leonard and < hurch streets. At tho appointod hour, eight o'clock, the church presented a dense mass of all colors, sixes, age* anil solos, to hear the report of the vigilance committee. and the speeches of the advocate* of anti*lavery, In nil its various form*. Tho president, Isaac T, Hopper, and vice-president being absent, the Hev. Mr. Jorelyu was choscn fur tho chair, und the proceedings opened with a prayer, iu which the blessing of Heaven was invoked oil the means and liioasuret of the (State Vigilance Association, through their agency to aid hundred* and thousands of slaves to enjoy the II uui vj iiunuriin iui nm ix iii ill. VI liljl? humanity. Mr. Mat, llr*t addressed tho meeting. which he described n* composed of anti-slavery men of nil parties, formed to unite and welcome tho panting fugitive *lave. an<l fncllitftto hin progress iu a laud of freedom and personal liberty. It would be lueloss to follow thin gentleman through the various J labarynths of sophistry by which, from iicriptiiral and natural deduction*, ho advanced tho great theory of j freedom from slavery. Till* wan followed by a report consisting of twelve ( article*, the principle of which consisted iu the fact, i that since laat October. Ifirt fugitive* have arrived in I' thin city from varions points of the Union, nil of I whom have lieen provided for. Three runaway slaves, who walked harmlessly through Washington, were then Introduced to the meeting, a* evidence* of the real and arrangements of the committees. Tho report wn* *igned by Win. Harney. < ftrresponding Heerctary. W. W. IlkOWN, another ftigitive *lave. was introduced. He spoke for nearly an hour, iu which the opinion* of Messrs. t'alhoun and <;lay were, on the rnbjcet of slavery, huiulled with unsparing severity. In the course of Ilia remarks. there were several allusious of a nature that we forbear to record. Kev. Mt\ t)iH!ir.TT n?it ?ddru?*cd the meeting, iu a ptrain of luu^uage similar to his predecessor. uud spoke nUo for nearly an hour, uud concluded by an appeal to the paiwioiia of the people. A long and loud cull for Lluughuid ensued. whuu that i udividuui stepped forward, mnrely to yield bin pri viledge toothers, wlumu nanus us speukers uppuared iu thu programme. Then W (.. < hatha*. editor of th? Albany Patriot, took the stand. and after waiting one hour for the termination of hli harrant[ue, tho reporter*, together with a large portion of the meeting, retired from a ?cone of suffocation. hucIi a* ban boeu aeldotu noountured at any public assemblage. v POritTII DAY. Tho Urcnt Antl-Hlnrery Urrnkfhat. Liberie, Egolitr, Fralemile. The spacious hall of the Coliseum presented to the stranger nulla an Intarcatlng appearance yesterday morning. Tho member* of tho Anti-Slavery Society gave a famous ilfjrunrr a l.i fourchrtlr, or graud breakfa*!, a* a part of their annlver*ary proceeding*. The re;>a*t wns advertised to come off at seven o'clock, long In-fore which time a large 11 umber of persona had as- I of white, black, and variegated colors, auionir 1 whom the utmost harmony mid equality prevailed. j At half punt seven o'clock, Hit* Hutchinson family I limili' their appearance, aud were loudly up pi atldi'd. for which they in turn gavu a genuine anti-slavery pong. Tlin good thing* for the support of the Inner man then began to flow io great profusion, to the prat pleasure of many prow lit. from the manner in which they devoured thn element* of llfr>. There were four tahle* iiprend. renehing from one end of the mom to the other, around wliieh were rented, from the beautiful and accomplished daughter of the Anglo-Sn*on hlood. to the dark skinned daughter of Kthiopia. and min of both cast* ; a* also the *on* and daughter* of amalgamation, hy the r|iiMnlity. The tahle wa* mo*t bountifully supplied with tea nnd coffee, ham and egg*. Iiecftteik. eodflsli and potatoes; Graham and rye bread, boiled eggs, tha shell* of which looked very like the color of the pot they were boiled In, *tewed oy*ter*. boiled ham. and several other disho* of minor Important). Our friend Horace Greeley wa* present, but participated in no . other di?en**lon than that of the alimentary order, of which he took a noble and full *haro. leaving no subject connected with the tahle untouched. Kourlerlsm wa* the order, but Graham wu luit sight of in the sea of goiHl thing* The old white coat wim not there, but hi* leg* were pushed considerably too far through hi* bre?ch??. During the whole proceedings, he remained perfectly i|iiiet. hi* solo object 1*1 ng the gratifying of i the appetite. AaTHt'R T*rr???. presided, and wa* all attention and urbanity, especially to the peculiar object* of I his love It wa* amuntnf to *it add hear the table chat | . I _ wmmmmmmmmmnmh E NE " . ? y*" r ? A l'uir youug lady, turning to a robust follow of the charcoal complex ion. vory auxlously enquired if" brotliur would have anything elsef anil lor ? return of the attention shown him. lie wished to know tf " sister would hab an i'kk ?" aud, suiting the ueUon to the word, placed before bur a large dish of ham and egg* Duo of the dear sisters thought it wus a ' very ricli thing to sec poodle of ouu conuuou family enjoy themselves ?o pleasantly." Suddeuly, lu the height of the festivity, a sound, similar to the report of a pistol, was heard from the farther and of the room, and soon it wai knowu there was something rotten, not iu Denmark, but in the plate of a fair damsel, who had cracked an egg of great fragrance. At the upper end of tliu middle table to the right, some of the members of the press were located, ou each side of whuin was one of Afrlc's darkest daughters, who monopolized the choicest of table blessings. A prayer was then offered by the Rev. H. H. Oaknut t, of Troy, a man of the darkest shade of complexion. with a heavy pair of whiskers, most tastefully arranged aud brushed The prayer was appropriate to the occasion, and delivuuad with considerable ?oal. The " Lucky family,'' four black boys, were then mounted mnit .. k?nniv <i,u i.n.xi (tia tftklu itnd auntr h. "l~u ? *" ???? ? ??? iuSK of uiuuucipation. The white ladies pruseut on the occasion, wero generally well dressed, aoemed to have Intelligent couuteuauces, and wore particularly assiduous iu their attention* to the black and yellow portion of the asseui bly. The time had arrived for tha delivery of the addrosses. and the Hon. John P. Halk was introduced to tho audience and received most enthusiastic applause, lie laid, Like a town pump, he ?N always iu two," and gave a stereotype edition of hli apeeeh uiade at the Tabernacle on the evening before. Dr. Bulky, of th?~ Ifatiotml Urn. wan next introduced, and roxe amid eheem and congratulation*.? He said: ' 1 know not for what purpose 1 aui put up hero."?(Tappau cried out, " To say whether you are going to remove that press from Washington.'') "I will answer that question.'' said ho, ' if you will give me time.'' He coutinued for about flva minutes.and dropped attain, without having reverted to the press question at all. Mr. TAPrAR then roa? and Raid: " The Doator won't nay much now, but will apeak through bw paper,'' I when another general shout buret upon the ear. Dr. Vio*is, of Lyoun. thought, " dut de cause of humauite was de cause of liberto. and dat France by de secrot movements of de bepie, before do revolution, she was now a republiqua. and no gouutry could prosper under de mouurch, nider wid de slave. He hoped din gountre will trow off de joke of slavery and oppression, and raiso h general platform of librrli, ti/uuliti and fraternity. He spoke for some time, but so great was the noise of the applause that it was Impossible to hear. John Hawkins, the touiperanco lecturer, next addressed the meeting. He said he had nevor before attempted to speak upon tho subject of slavery, butab olitionisui was acauso which had long had tho sympathy of his heart, and he was only waiting for the proper timo to arrive to give expression to his feelings. He was vory hoarse, and could not speak long, and he hopod the friend* would bear patiently with him. For seven years his whole time and energies had been devotnrl to the mum of reelaiiniuor the drunkard, and ilrim kenness and slavery being nearly the mdid thing. he felt it hi* duty to God and man to raise hi* voice < against the damning curse of slavery by which the South wan enshrouded. The star of freodom had arisen, and was dostined to shine until slavery was driven from every nation of the earth. SBivery was the worst of evils aud he prayed God that it might be suddenly stricken from the face of the earth. There was an under current now working for tho extension of the causo of liberty, and the only way speedily to consummate the desired end was through the ballot box. In times of party excitement abolitionist* too far forgot their duties, and would sacrifice the cause for party purposes. Ho hoped that would never again bo the can<\ but that the friends of freedom would vote only for those who would give liberty to tho oppressed. The censurable aud unholy war with Mexico was but for tho exteuslou of slavery; but he hoped the time would soon come wheu it would cease to l>? among men. It was the ilrst time he had over spoken on tho subject of freedom, but pledged lii? honor, his life, that It would not be the last. Mr. Hawkins took his seat auild the cheering and applause of the friends of liberti-, when The Rev. Mr. Gossalyo, from the Island of Madeira, rose aud spoke very briefly. He stated the great change , which had taken place in the South, with regard to the treatment of the slavos. They were now comfortably clad and well fed. The owners now coaxed theui. to keep them from giving leg bail. He hoped they would all give leg bail, aud go where they could enjoy the rights of freemen. Evory exertion had been made to stop the progress of the cause. In the States of Illinois. Arkansas. Wisconsin and Iowa, they had passed laws prohibiting the settlement of free Colored persons among them. au<l that had dampened the scul of many, and mauy had began to despair; but hope still huug bright on the side of tho opprossed. aud all the powers combined would uot stop Its progress. It wait the cause of humanity and of God. and must succeed. The company was entertained by songs from the li Hutchinson " and " Lucky " families, who seemed particularly to enjoy the festivities of the occasion. About eleven o'clock, tho inner man having become satisfied. and the heat becoming great, tho odor of Africa drove many of the palefaces from the little heaven below. The whole affair, to use the language of a dark old sister, was very rich; and a great treat is lost to those who wcro so unfortunate as not to be able to attend. American Anti-Slavery Society. This knot of philanthropists, whose dislike to the constitution of the United States, and tho church, ar uow in force, is only equalled by their love for their colored "bredren," held an adjourned meeting yesterday urnming at the Minerva Rooms. The audienco was more of a mixed character than was that of the day preceding. All kinds of negroes, male and female, were in attendance, from the ebony black to the quadroon?from the polished color of Lee k Martin's patent " to tho yellowish hue of a mint drop. The ladies (white) seemed to feel perfectly at home ; some oi them knitting while listening to the arguments in favor of overturning the constitution. trampling on the law* of thu country, aud taking a pleasure excursion in a carriage ilraa u by mules over tlie ruin* of the church. The following revolution* were offered :? ' Whereas, an attempt was made In the District ol C olumbia, by a largo body of slaves, to obtain their freedom by flight, but unsuccessfully. Sic. kc. ; Resolved. That thin attempt by the slave* above alluded to, receive* the cordial approbation of the American Anti-Slavery Society, a* it must of every one who la not a traitor to hi* race, and excites the joyful hope that these are but drops of coming shower, which shall cover the whole surface of the southern country. " Resolved, That it I* the right of the slave to csenpe from hi* prison house whenever a favorable opportunity is presented, and It i* the duty of uII to hide the outcast, and betray not him that wnndereth. whatever may bo the consciences. Resolved. That most deeply do we sympathise with the recaptured fugitive; but our sorrow is assuaged by the conviction that their InudaMc example upon the millions of their brethren will be to inspire them with a determination to lie free. ' Resolved. That Captain Sayres performed a noble Christian act, fee. " Resolved. That slavery in the District of Columbia has lieeu illegal and unconstitutional; that every slavcholdiug enactment is an act of usurpation, and null ami void; that every slaveholder then is guilty of felony." Mr. Ak*oi.d Orrpi'm spoke at length in reference to the recent abduction cane in Washington argued the . unconstitutionality of the axistcnce of slavery in the District of Columbia, aud laid that lie did not know how the Supreme Court of the Uultcd State* could otherwise deeido. Mr. Bculkiuh, a gentleman dressed In summer clothe*, and decorated with a profusion of hair on his head aud face, reaching down his breast, said he had no hope that the Supreme Court would decide against the constitutionality of slavery lie reviewed Mr ItutTum's argument, and coincided with hiui that slavery was unconstitutional lie thou launched into an argument, which he (ought to sustain by legal reference: but lieing corrected in hi* reference*, he sat down for the presnut, thus drawing his remarks to n premature end. Mr. I.r.ovn tJAnmnn*. evidently with the view of concealing from the audience the chagrin which the gentleman with long hair, experienced 011 icing discovered basing arguments on references which he knew nothing about, rose and requested persons near the door to take seats, and sa id it was customary with this society to allow all persons to speak who choose to do so, and Invited any person present who thought slavery in the District of Columbia, was legal, to present his views. No one accepting the invitation, he then went into the question of slavery. and said there must lie no union between the North and thfl South, and therefore, the flag of disunion hns been hoisted, for the North will not partiei1>ate ill the blood-guiltiness of the Sou til. and by uplolding the present, compact, be participators in aud upholders of slavery. No. there must be 110 such union. '1 here shall lie no union with the unclcnii thing. Mr. Tmo>i?k Kami i:. of Philadelphia, spoko ut length on the question of the constitionaiity of slavery; after which she Hutchinson family sung a violent abolition *ong, avowing revolution if there be not rnmncipaUon. Wmnn.i.* wanted to say reword He win delighted to hear thin *ong. becnUFC those who sang It intended U a* a confession of. and an act of wrong, in singing n *ong In honor of (hat hoary headed dinner Henry Clay. Here there win a tremendous outburst of displeasure, and for ?omi> moment* every word who drowned in the hi**e* whieh this hmgnage excited Finally. I.i.ovo (hmnion rose and *ald. that it was the nntom of the *ociety to hear every one'* views, and to Invite all to the platform to entire** them; but It doe* not invtte rowdyism, or the admission of rowdy men. Voick?VV'a are American*. Vou k?Three cheer* for Henry Clay. '-Hurrah," "Hurrah." "Hurrah." llmiiKov?I say rowdie*. l>ecau*e no one hut n rowdy would proposu three cheer*, when the platform 1* free to hint, on which to expres* hi* opinion*. Voirr?Any man who declaim* against Honry Clay I* a traitor to hi* country. The hairy faced gentleman. Mr. Rcmi.kkih, then ro*e i and said : Those who conduct thcmselve* In thl* way. 1 do more di*hon?r to Henry Clay by Mtch conduct, 1 than the remark* Ju*t made WrxuAix I'MaiiM-Anxloua to pursue the sentiment W YO EW YORK, THURSDAY to which I wui ?poaklii|{ anxious tliut ut ntu-h ? moment un thin. wU?b a Klnud a* uucoinpromuing, anil an wvrre uh pomibln. uliould be luaiutailitiil by every abolitluuint agaiUMt llt*ry Cluy that tin- position of tliin aoi'iety ihuiilil not be ouiiiprouilM!il. oveu by tkn joy which it haul iuauifpi?U-il ut tint uppcariknct> of tho llut chiuaoun lier<> l am to gi\<> voice to tlii* Interpretation of their appouranru hero, uiiU to wolcomn ihew uuJar that iulcrurctatiou. hut iu no othur It wu expected that the Hutchinsons would make a rw|tly to this. but they kept silent; and. A colored mail, named llrowu. introduced thu subject of tluauce to the meeting, and urged the necessity of fuuds being liberally contributed to tho cause A I.auv without bat. Maid she wished to say a few word* on tliis subject. She bad just recovered from illness, uud should uot speak now, only she thought the financial question the most important that could be brought before the meeting Sho recruited thu lack of euthusiasnitiu contributing Ten yearn ago, when a siiuilur question was brought forward, there seemed to be emulation among the contributor*, and xhe wax Horry there waai no little vuthusisaw now. The only way in which she could account for it was by a lack of enthusiasm; and she uiiked if it was not iiuportaut to keep our fceliugs alive ou thin questiou We are looking at tbe homestead question. at auli-rapital-punishment, at Kranee and Ireland, and Austria, and I'russia. and at thu Kutsiau serf, aud while we are atteudiug to all these we should uot forget that there are nearly four millions of human being* in thin country worse off than all these together An far a* regard* Ireland, idle would rather they would die of starvation than be clutched by American elavery. Have we not forgotton the knotted Hcourgc of slavery?the dissevering of faiuilieii Sho wan Hurry that these things have engrossed our attention xo much to the exclusion of the slave, and hoped a greater impulse than evor would )mi given to the abolition cause. It may be said there in uot so much necessity now when tho country in alive?when tho qucstion in agltatod in Congress. and John C. < alhoun Is bearded like a lion iu bin den; but in proportion to our action will be the results. If we wish J. Calhoun to gnash bin teeth and die in agony, let tia resolve to do more than ever, aud raise the standard of abolition iu every town, village aud school house in the land. Talk about the agitation! Why. John IMIalc could not speak; he wanted to say the slaves were entitled to their slavery ; but why did he not do so ? He is a politician aud did perhaps as much us he was allowed to do by his brotherhood; but let a public feeling be created to back iliui aud others up. in his expression of sentiments. Tho next question is. shall the Standard now be raised in price; and she was sure every oue would say that it hUuII nut ' She wished tin- price kept down at a dollar a year. 8<> an to t?< circulated by tho ten thousand, not thin only, but that tracfs should l>o distributed extensively. Shu hoped, therefore, that people would come forward an of old. and|contrihuto freely. A colored brother suid it was his intention to go around with a hat. and? Mr. Gabruow said that pvrsons subscribing need not giv? their tinmen if they did not plouHe. The Lady continued, and said she hoped peoplo would subscribe for tlieir friend*, too; and a* the ?ubject of tbo expenses of the hall were mentioned, she hoped every one would contribute, for no one, whether ho agreed In sentiment or not with public meetings, would refuse. after staying awhile in it, to pay hall rent. Such things have been done in 1'hiladelphia. bad ns it in. where rent, printing. &c. were all covered by those subscription*. She trusted that even the gentleman who cheered Henry Clay a few minute* since, would contribute in a manly way, for it was worth a dollar to jrive three cheer* for Mr. Clay. But it i* our duty to contribuet to the lri*h. Let u* reflect that if the condition Or the slave in wor*e. that we should contribute in a proportional rato to him. She wa* sure that all would rather *ee their children die of starvation, every tibre to decay gradully. and bo buried without a winding sheet, than to see them dragged to the den of the slaver, and their daughter* brought up to be dishonored and be the toy of a tyrant. In eoncluxion.she said the trusted to be able to take the leetvre Held *0011 again, if her husband's health permitted it, if not. she would pledge herself to raise a hundred dollars to be given to the society, if she had to borrow it.? [Hear. hear, hear.] A colored man named Van Rkkiiklaer. offered a resolution. that common sense and common honesty to the slave, require that we should change our mode of attacking slavery, and we advise the slave* to resort to such measures a* they think proper, to entitle them to freedom, and thai this society will gympatliiso with them in such movements. Auother song of the blackest kind, with the jingling of coppers for chorus, and the meeting adjourned. AFTERNOON SESSION. The society having adjourned to threo o'clock. P. M.. re-assembled at that hour in the Minerva Rooms. On arriving at that place at this hour, our reporter took his seat at a corner of the reporters' table, at which Lucretia Mott. Lloyd Garrison, Mr. Uurlyeigh, the man of hair, and auother lady, were writing very busily. Lueretia Mott's knitting being on the table before her. The assemblage was not as large as it was in the forenoon. but was composed of the same motley, pie-bald materais?of blue spirit*. and white spirit*, black spirits and gray; and a survey of tlio heads. disclosed a pretty large sprinkling of the short curly wool of the African, among the long itralglit hair of the Anglo Saxon. Lloid UiHituoH. on a motion to adopt one of the above-mentioned resolutions, said that Mr. Karle lius said thut Congress ban the constitutional power to create slavery, which he denied. Its powers arc denned. and It ha* not the power to create slavery in territory belonging to the whole people? such as is the District of Columbia. On this point the society is ready to reiterate that slavery is Illegal in the District of Columbia, and the Supreme Court of tlio United States must so decide. The question was then taken on the fifth resolution, and carried in the affirmative. Mr. Burleigh, the man of hair, being the only person who voted in the negative. The sixth resolution was then rend. Mr. Bi'hlkioii. the man of hair, said it was suggested that this resolution might be considered a throat. If it be liable to such interpretation, he submitted whether It would be proper to use such language. Mr. Oarhkon said it was not a threat, but an admouitioii; he believed this question would create a great excitement, far greater than any slave holder can imagine, and lie productive of great consequences. It was not intended as a threat, lie then read the resolution without the offensive words, but said that the North has borne a great deal, and cannot hear much more. A colored brother said that much of the spirit of tlio resolution would be lost if the words referred to were erased, and he hoped the resolution would pass in its original form. Inasmuch as slavery has acted over us aud our right*, he would not yield an iota to slavery, hi a moral point of view. Resolution adopted lu an amended form, ho ns to admonish the Supreme Court of the United States. Ice. Mr. Uahhiios said he hoped the seventh resolution would attract the attention of the society. He then read it. as follows:? Resolved. That slaveholders, as such, can have no rights ; they have no rightful existence ; they were never created by Ood. and. therefore, constitute no part of the human race ; they are of monstrous aud dinliolicnl origin, and, therefore. 110 law. no constitution. no compact, no religion, that endorses their humanity. is to be tolerated or obeyed) anil by their own admissions, examples, nud even laws, they have placed themselves in the category of those who, ns John Wesley truly affirmed, are guilty of the sum of nil villanics ; and who. according to the discipline of the Presbyterian church in 181rt. are guilty of the highest kind of theft, nnd sinners of the first, rank. Mr. (JiHHiso* said the question is whether slaveholders are human beings, kr. A gentleman said, in his opinion, the first part of the resolntlons need a little explanation lie thought the word* " lis such" ought to be explained. Another member said a horse thief has no right* The man of hair denied this. The slaveholder knows nothing about himself or humanity lie is a spoiled child. Vuii I llus u spoiled child any rights? I do not believe the slave-holder, as such, has any right to life, liberty, or property, aud i* not embraced in the constitution as anything else or in any place except the low depth deaerilied by Milton. As a man. lie may have rights, but a* a slave-holder, he has no right* any where. Mr BraLKiuii said, the questiou Is a metaphysical one, anil he might, talk over it all day. but it seemed to liiin thnt a slaveholder, as such, has rights lie has the right of repentance and the right of beiii/ rebuked. If a horse thief ha* rights suited to him a* a horse thief, so ha* a slaveholder, Ho disliked the use of language which admitted of metaphysical discussion, or that was ambiguous. Mr. UiitiMo* thought the resolution was very guarded and very true. The question is not whether the slaveholder is cannhlc of lieinir rebuked and we of rebuking lifui. Slaveholders olaiming properly In man, have no right to do ko; will miv person say a slaveholder lut? rights hi regard to slave property ' In the 1amt portion of the resolution we inori'ly unjr whore tho slaveholder* have put themselves. The slaveholders agree to tho Declaration of Indopeiidanee ami keep tiir fourth of July, atnl therefore wo must Judge thorn accordingly. Thoy hold It as n oritno to hrlp a slave out of bondage Now. if to gWo a man lihorty in had. nurvljr to make him a slave is worse. Thry havo by consenting to the law making the slave trade piracy, made themselves worthy of doath. and so thoy are, bccanso tlioy aro manstoalor*. (Jod never nmdo slave holdom ; thoy havo inado themselves hy tliolr own dlNh<dioal work. Thoy do not belong to God's family, and as ovory tyrant is to bo swept awny. thoy aro to be swept away. On thn othor side of tho Atlantic tho throat* of tyrnnts aro cut. but this society doc* not advance iiuch doctrine in regard to tho slaveholders. Mr. PiMtrosT. of Troy, thought tho resolution was 1 good enough, but rather forblo. This principle may bo | afllrmod of every wrong-doer. What right ha? a slavcholdor to bo ? No slave-holder, a* such. his n riflit to be. If contrary to Mod's will, Ood never inado a man a thief or a wrong-doer?nor ban a murderer any r'ghts as such, nor tho pickpocket, nor tho pirate But It in said hn la an accountable being ; but , oven admitting that, in it not a perversion to sny he has a right to be rehuked or punished ? Kights and pains aro not compatible ideas Dutv is compatible i with right*, hut to say a man has a right to bo hanged is nonsense, lie did not know tliHt a slaveholder as suoh. has any rights at all. not oven to live Tho sin is In placing his will In antagonism with (fod's will. Hut , It may be said would yow kill a slaveholder ' Ves. we would kill him as suoh, hut would not kill the man. I'ut him as such to death, hut tho man must not be killed Twist the slaveholder's will so that it will accord with Ood's, and then the slaveholder as such is | IRK I MORNING, MAY 11, 184 dead. In tbia world men act in many relatioun. junt an oue iiiau may to-Jay aft an a juntlce of the peace. and to uiorrow an a highuayiuuii An a justice of the peace he liaii right*. tut un a highway mail he has none ; and doner ven to be hunted Nuppone you kill a Mavcholdor with th? eanuoii, you kill not tnu slaveholder hut the man , lor in place an slaveholder will lie occupied by another. If tin* resolution with framed for the purpose of oruating atteution and to be ntartliug. it would bav* that effort Mr. Hamilton, (a member of the Society of Friend*.) gave bin vlewn on right* A il?rehold?r an nucli, in either nomethiug or nothlug Now we kuow it lueann a human being. and bv argued that u nluvcbolder. us a man. ban no right in bin fellow mau. Mr. May?When it In naid that there ought not to be a slaveholder on earth, it ii< Intended that he has uo right to live Unfortunately, under our eountltutlon, the nluveholder ban legal rights and theiie should bo looked iuto first. Kor the purpose of avoiding niifrepreHeutatiou. however, and lent the true meaning of tbe resolution might uot be understood, he thought it advisable to alter tbe phraneology of it. A colored mau named (Iihhs got tbu floor. It has been remarked that nlavcholdcrn are accountable being ; but whom are they accountable to? The resolution nay* Clod never created a slaveholder ; but what are the priuciplcM which constitute a slaveholder an nucli .' They are avarice and tyranny. And to whom arv they accountable for nucli nius. but to the devil, and him only ? He wan in favor of the renolutiou an it i*. aud regretted that in not couched in ntronger terms hi; uiitu yniiiou nwui l"ll^ ruougll. anU [III' little I1US conn* when the strongest language xhuuld bo used. Mr Buklkkih win opposed to the language of thu resolution. Thero ran tic no doubt of thu inputting , which the soolety attached to it; but his principle were to speak the truth plainly, and in Uw plainest language. 11" opposed itn adoption in the prownt form. Mr. F.ini.r. wax opposed to the language of tho molutiou. and considered It wrong to retort to harsh language towards the slaveholder. Ho believed the systeui of denunciation lias done great injury to the cause of abolition, and in ii great degree retarded voluntary manumission Persecute a man and you do not punish him, but the contrary ; accuse a man of being guilty of crimen that lie hag not committed, or greater ones than thotic he bus committed, and you make him a martyr. Again: human nature in the name here an it in in tho south, and he conteuded that if Ltyd Harrison hiuiHclf were born a slaveholder, bo would remain one; or. if ho had been born soil of an African king, lie would now be celling his brethren into slavery, lu regard to the resolution, that the constitution ought to be overthrown, lie said that, supposing that the constitution were abolished. what then The south would still have to do with the matter of slavery. The best policy to be pursued is a kind and conciliatory one, one in which the uliolitinuists of the south would join, for he was sure that there are many of them there, especially in Virginia. Wkndkll I'hiixiim defended the language of the resolution. and said it could not be too harsh, lie denied that it was liable to be misrepresented by raudid men The remainder of the afternoon was occupied iu the discussiou of this resolution. Twenty-third Ajtmtal Meeting of the American Tract Society. This society held its annual meeting at the Tabernacle, yesterday, at 10 o'clock. The Ilev. Mr. Crosblc, of this city, presidod. I'rayer by the Hot. Dr. Scliumaker. The treasurer's report wan rea<l by Moses Allen, Esq. The abstract of tho annual report was read by W. A. llallock. It showed tho results of the year, as follows : All the department* of the society, its receipts. Us printing and issue*, its Kraut*. und the prayerful labors of colporteurs and others accompanying the distribution, are largely in advance of any preceding year ; and the rich blessing of the Holy Spirit, in our own and in foreign lands, lias been graciously bestowed. Alexander Henry and Peter ( . Stuyvesant, vice-presidents ; Hon Samuel Hubbard, and ltcv. Drs. Coduian and I'almer, directors ; uud Dr. Stearns, an original founder and member of the executive committee, nave deceased. New Publication*?*ixty-three, in *ix languages, of which ten are volumes; making the whole number of publications on tho Society's list 1,313. of which '?11 are volumes; besides 2.303 publications sanctioned for publication at foreign stations, iu nearly one hundred languages and dialects. Circulated?during the year, 693.3(13 volumes. 6.087.202 publications, 211,730.285 pages; making tho total circulation iu twenty-three years, 4.008.028 volumes, 110,049.002 publications, 2.0:15.001.326 pages; Christian Almanac. 128.000; American Messenger, upwards of 100,000 copies monthly?tho expense of tho paper having exceeded the receipts by $117. ftratuitoui Dittribuliom?sanctioned in 2.172 distinct grHnts for the destiute. with those drawn by life members, 40.948.460 page*. In value upwards of twenty-seven thousand dollars; including 24.033.738 pages distributed by colporteurs, and grants for foreign lands, the army and navy, seamen's chaplain*, shipping, lakes, rivers. canals, home and domestic missionaries, Sabbath schools, lie. Heceiutt?$237,296 04; $129,744 31 being for sales, and $106,015 15 donations. Of the donations $32,012 76 were received for colportage; $1,720 30 for foreign distribution, and $11.8(M 88 were legacies. Expenditures for paper, printing, binding, engraving and copy right $143,699 32; for presses and machinery, $6,741 70; remitted in cash fur foreign lauds, $11,000; expended for colportage, (exclusive of grants of publication* to the value of $10,622 40.) $50,559; total expenditure. , $237,156 05?leaving a balance iu the treasury of $140 00. There was due for printing paper, payablo within four months. $16,503 07. Colfiortaxe.?The report present* a cheering view of this enterprise, exhibiting the hand of Uod in it* history, the necessity for its application to the destitute native and foreinu immiirrant population. and its adaptation to rural districts. German. Frcnch, Norwegian. and other immigrants. thoroughfares, sailors aud soldiers. mid various other classes; and tho moral results in tho promotion of education, temperance. Sabbath-obscrrancc, individual Conventions, aud tho revival of religion, under tho Divine blewsiug. Colporteur!.?Two hundred ami niuety-ono colporteur* lmvo boon in commission for various terms of service. of whom two hundred aud six were in commission April 1. Fifty of the uiiuiImt were employed among the German. French. Irish. Welsh. Norwegian, or Spanish population. Three huve recently comnienced their operations in Mexico, lu addition to the above, one hundred and six students, from seventeen theological or collegiate institution*, havo been vmployed as colporteurs during their vacation; making a total of 3u7 colporteurs in commission for the whole or a part of tho year, apportioned among the States as follows:?Hhode Island. 1; Connecticut, 4; Vermont. 2; New York. 75; New Jersey, 15: Pennsylvania. .'Mi; Delaware. 1; Maryland. II; Virginia. 35; North Carolina. 3; South Carolina, 1; Georgia. 14; Florida. 2; Alabama. 15; Louisiana. 12; Texas. 5; Mississippi. 3; Arkansas. 3; Missouri. 12; Tennessee. 29; Kentucky. 20; Ohio. 47; Indiana. 23; Illinois, 12; Iowa. 4; Michigan, 8; Wisconsin. 3; and Mexico. 1. Total, 397. Slalitliral mult*.?Whole nuinlier of families visited. 254.308. or about oue-sixteenth of the entire population of the United States ; families conversed with on personal religion or prayed with. 152.203 ; numlter of volumes sold. 303.957 ; books distributed gratuitously. family by family, among the poor, 81.1*8, besides 4.701.244 pages of tracts ; public or prayer meetings bold. 9.634 : families of Roman Catholics, etc.. visited. 33.354 ; families destitute of all religions books except tho Bible. 34.354. and destitute of the llible. 21.401 ; supplied with Hlble or Testament. 20.215. Nearly forty thousand families were visited by students, who sold more than forty-two thousand books, and granted more than ton thousand books and seven hundred thousand pages of tracts. lirnrral Ji^rnts Fifteen general agents havo lioen employed ill various large districts, in presenting the Society's claims, exploring destitute Held*, and raising funds. Foreign nml Pigan Landt Kvery year a more perfect kuuwlcdgc ot tho language* is acquired, new facilities for printing are enjoyed, and the value of personal labors of missionaries, native assistants, and colporteurs among the poopl?. accompanying the distribution of hook* by religious conversation and prayer, is seen to be more and more essential. The recent wonderful event* in France and other countrie* of F.urope. give great encouragement of access to tho people by colporteur* and book* The pecuniary grants for foreign land* are designated according to the immediate necessities of the countries and stations supplied; and those for foreigu mission * Liu h >ii* nrr pchi inrnagn nur rppppciru n?r?M|{n nn^iundry boirrda. by whom they have been gratefully nr. knowlcdgcd. Remitted, during the year. to Tonlouac. $.K>0; I'aria. $300; HnptiFt mirxion. Fnnrp. $200; Hrlgitim. $200; HuhIc. $100; Hungary. $200; Hamburg. $200. and $.ri00 for American llaptiat iniaalon; Hnwla. $.r>iK); Italy, $100; A men tens of Turkey, $1,300; Nei<%>rianK. $300; Ceylon. $700; Madura. $700; Madraa, $300: Lutheran miaaion. Uuntoor. Orii"*n. $3<n); Northern India. ^.1 .fioO; Khun. Haptiat mlaalon. $901); Board of t onimiaaionera. 'JtK>, ( hlna. (General Aaaembly'a Hoard. $300; Canton. Southern Hapti?t convention, f.'ton. Hoard of Commiaaioncrii, $.'loo; Hong Kong. $'J00; Anioy. $300; h uh Chou. $2U0; Nitigpo. $2tMt; Sliang- j hal. $200; Sandwich Manila, $700. Total. $11,000. I The report was accepted J. D. Hi'iiiitx. Kaq.. of Rochester. New Vork. here- ' upon moved the following roaolution : Rcaolvcd, That tlic annual raport. an abatract of which ha* now liecn read, lie adopted, and published tinder the direction of the Kxccutivc Committee: and that the aociety rentier thank* to (Jod for the eviilenrca therein recorded of theaignal blending of hi* providence and Spirit. In propoaing the resolution, he *aid. that the providence of (Jod waa a mighty dextiny It had worked out their own republican freedom They could trace their independence and freedom to the landing of the Pilgrim* upon Plymouth Hock; and they laid the foundation of thla great republic. The\Kpeaker went on to call the attention of the aociety to the manner in which their glorious national Independence hail been achieved, lie next alluded to a circumstance con introduced nn anecdote In relation to thr *|>irit tluit prevailed muring the very women of the country, on Mint trying occasion. A mother with her daughter* were near. the niemornlile r<|>ot. on 1 ho occasion of the Imttle of Blinker Hill, nml knelt down In the very ear. offering up n prayer to the God of l>attlc?, tlint victory nhoiihl crown the Amerlenn arms Provldcncc hnd it* Influence In gaining their national independence?and there were what ho " m IERA 8. would term a political providtfuce. a commercial providence, Mint it luorul providence Aflor briefly reviewing tint progress hmi improvement in tin- art*. and attributing tlio same to tlio iutluncu of an allwiic I'rovidencv, ho went on to notice the progress of emigration from all Kuropeau land* to thin free country; an<l went on to nay that it was in Rochester tlio i-st spark, tlint kindled tlie grand movement iu favor of temperance, whicii spread through Ireland, hud becu ignited The resolution pawed uuauiinouiily. Tint Kev. Mr. 1'*?avakt next moved the following resolution :? Kesolvod, '1'bat the bent welcome we can give to the sufftriHtad oppressed. IwUlf our shore*. is to greet tliein | with that gospel to which we owe our individual freedom. our fecial happiness. our national prosperity, and I our hopeii for eternity. Il? exhorted the society to receive with open aruin the emigrants from nil olimuii and all countries, in this I laud of freedom, and reviewed the progres* of eulightI cumeut iu Kurope. through the aid of the colporteur on the Khlne, iu Strasburgh. France and elsewhere, that he hadbeeu in.iu Kurope. lie expressed himself iu favor of atTordiug every possible facility to aid the emigrant In aceking our shores, and contended that the i gospel would work out the regeneration of the einlI grants, and they should receive them in the true spirit of Christian charity. The resolution passed unanimously. Singing by the congregation? Tunc " Fountain." There Is a fountain tilled with blood, Drawn from Immanuel'ii veins, And sinners, plunged beneath that liood, Lose all their guilty stains. Dear dying I,auih. thy preclnu* blood Shall never lose its power. Till allelic ransomed church of (Jod Ri> an Toil fft sin nn innrtt E'er since, by faith, I saw tlio stream Thy flowing wounds supply. Redeeming love has been my theme, And shall bo till I die. Then in h noblor, sweeter song, I'll sing thy powor to save; When this poor lisping. stammering tongue Lies Hilunt in tho grave. The Rev. Maiii Horini, D. D., President of William College, Massachusetts. proponed the next resolution, an follows :? Resolved, That col portage by theological students, during their vacations, may be a means not only of pecuniary aid to them, and of great immediate good, but also of littiug them to become efficient and practical ministers of the gospel of Christ. lie said. that the true spirit was animating the friend* of Christianity and the gospel, and through the iigency of tho colporteur, religiou had progessed. He next alluded to the advantages to religion of the tract circulation, and wished that the good Pope Plus the IXth. would allow the tracts to be distributed in Hoino. After dwelling on the advantages to he derived from tract circulation, tho proposed resolution was unanimously adopted. Tho Rev. Mr. Kihk next Introduced Rot. L. Briokl. of France, who addressed the society In the French language, which was luterpreted. as he proceeded, by the Ilev. Mr. Kirk. Ho spoke of tho difficulties that had been encountered by tho colporteurs in France, in circulating tracts, and showed how they had bocn pcjsecuted before the late krench revolution; but now religion was free, and he expected them to aid lu the advancement of religious enlightenment iu Franco. His address was listened to with profound attention. Tho Rev. Mr. Kino, of Dublin. Ireland, seconded the resolution, and dwelt principally upon tho present condition of Ireland and the great field that lay open for missionareis to regenerate that people. Ireland was ncvor conquered by the Romans, and that people would yet bo elevated, and disenthralled. He went oil to exhort the friends of humanity to aid in the cause of enlightenment of the people of that nation, and concluded a long address, in the course of which he challenged Bishop Hughes to a discussion, in which lie would undertake to prove that St. Patrick was a true Protestant, which caused considerable laughter. The resolutions were hero put aud carried, as follows :? Resolved. That the freedom of the press, for which nations are struggling, can be of little value, unless employed for the highest good of the people; and that wherever possessed, a solemn responsibility devolves on the friends of civil and religious liberty to uso it for the universal diffusion of evangelical truth. Resolved. That this society will gladly aid th< !r brethren In France and other nations of Kurop.i, iu their endeavors to enlighten and cvangeliie the masses. Tho Rev. Mr. Camioitr projio^cd tho next resolution. as follows:? Resolved. That however rast may bo the work of evangelizing our own country, end diffusing the truth in pupal aud other numiuitUv Christian lauds, the pa gaii worl<l demands the unabated olTorU of this society iu aid of the Christian press. After showing the successful progress of Christian enlightenment in Syria, the resolution wait passed After doxology and benediction, the society adjourned. Autcrlcnn Home Missionary Socluty. Thin soelcty celebrated its twenty-second anniversary at the Tabernacle, last evening. Exercises were commenced by pruyor and a voluntary on tho organ. From the annual report, wo le.ira the following nummary of results :? ' Two of the vice prqpidonU of the society, Itev. John Codman. D. D., and Hon. Samuel Hubbard. LL. I).; two memberti of the western agene.y, N. V.. Rot. Asa T. Hopkins. I).U., and Hon. Wulter Hubbell; one of the agents. Rev. Abuah Crane; and eight missionaries of the society, have died within the year. The number of ministers of the gospel in the service of the society the past year, was 1006. in 27 different States and Territories. The number of congregations supplied. in whole or in part, was 1447 The aggregate of labor perfiirmed is equal to 773 years. The pupils in Sabbath schools and Uible classes number 77,000; subscribers to the tcmpekwiicc pledge, 119,000. There have been added to the churches 6020 persons: by profession. 2030; by letter. '2490. More evident tokens of the presence of the Holy Spirit with the missionary churchcs have been enjoyed than for live years previous. Niucty-six congregations have been favored with revivals, some of them of great interest and power, and characterised by deep solemnity and stillness. In each from eight to sixty, aud. in one case, ninety hopeful suljectsof converting grace, havo been reported. The number of supposed conversions, as far as reported, has been 2521. In several instances the good work is still in progress. Resources?Balance April 1, 1X47. (282 79. The receipts of twelve months following. $140,197 10.making the resources of the year $140,497 89. There was due to the missionaries, at the date of the last report, the sum of (18.728 HO. There has since Iwcome due. the further sum of (135.039 AO; making the total of liabilities, (148.708 30. Of this last mentioned sum. (130.233 34 have been paid. There is still due to missionaries for labor performed. $9,035 06. The whole amount of outstanding plodges for the coming year, is (52.652 52; and towards cancelling this, the bnlancn in the treasury is only (1.246 55. A collation of the details with those in the previous report, shows that progress is still the characteristic feature in the history of the society. The number of missionaries is thirty-four greater than in any former year, and twenty-eight of the increase are In the West. There have been sixty more years of ministerial labor performed; 620 more added to the churches; 5.000 liioro Sunday scholars; 2000 more temperaucc subscribers; the Income of the society was (23.477 16 more than reported Inst year, and (15.072 40 more than in any preceding year The report notices in detail the transactions and condition of the principal auxiliaries and agencies; and concludes with in earnest appeal to the society and to the public, for an immediate expansion of the home missionary work This is urged on the ground of the growing extent and importance of the new settlements, the inllux of foreigners, the duty which we owe to the interests of truth anil freedom throughout the world, and to our own future. Kverywhere a growing success attends the attempt to spread I ho gos|s'l in our land. Kverywhere the voice of approval and gratitude rewards the lalxirs of the society Everywhere new openings are announced, and new pleas are urged for operations on a larger scale It is impossible to compare the principal fields where home missions hnve been prosecuted, as they were when this work i>m u-ltli < !> ? ?!...? I-.,-...,,., u-itli..lit being impressed witli the rirclwnro of tlin undertaking. and tint privilege of aiding in its accomplishment It I* with confidence in the divine approval nml aid. that the committee Invito their associate* in the society to a more vigorous proiprutlon of thin cau*e than ever before. The tiuie for thin has conic. The de*titutc a?k it; the churche* who have liuilt up the Society expect it; the Head of the Church require* it. and llo will orown the attempt with kupcpm." After the performance of aonifl music by the choir of tho Taliernnclc. the Her. I.hoiahd IIa< 01. D.I)., of New Haven, proponed a resolution that the report* bo adopted and published. lie said the report* which are presented to u* from year to year, are such a* always : produce the same effect* on the < liristian mind. H e ?ee in them the *teady progTes* of n work In which Ood I* manifesting hi* love to our country, and j through it to the world We *ce that it i* good for u* to lie here, and surely it I* good f??r all the churches. | and all the lnn<I. that these tact* should lie submitted to those who pray for Jerusalem, and rejoice in the . prosperity of the country. We are not only struck with the work that has been done, hut the amoii;it that is yet to In- done. It expands with the scope of our empire When this society commenced its operation*. ] the frontiers of the tlelil of effort were on the hank* of the Mississippi, hut now the pioneer* of th? gospel are being planted on the snore* of the lacitic And not only this, hut this shore stretche* to the *outh. and this I* to lie Invaded hy cmiicration. and thither inu*t the nii**ionary follow It and maintain the influences which (five the highest lieauty to our Ian.I so that that land shall l>? to the emigrant as happy a* this i* to 11*. Allu*ioti was made in the report to the fact, that we have reason to anticipate a continuation of the emigration from the old world to this, and * larger one in consequence of the recent political .venM there The character of that emigration will Improve with the political improvements of the countries from which it eotne*. We *hall have to do hereafter with emigrant* of a higher moral character than ever those of pa*t years : for the history of this *oeiety , iiroves. that the character of the emigrant has oeen Improving from year to year, mul arc thus j 1 letter prepared for the reception of the gospel, i With the*e hope* before u?. we addrne* ourselvc* j new to the great work we have undertaken. We h*T? ! mmrnmmmmmmmm&m* LD. ft- * Price Tot* Cento. lo tlo with tliu ahapiutf unci rontrolling ofthu J?*tln)r of our country VVu littvo hmnl it ilw?l itlxiut w?uifut di'Htiny liul ili-atiiiy im not alway* iuuuf?*l VV.i I cau liowvver. ilimeru tliu Ugltiumtn luumnu aiiii Utm tinv "f <>ur Kuuntrr. ???! wlmt Itiuii of iuUnxacu <i ?il would have u< exert 011 tin* history of ruitukiud. Whether. w? nhall emtl the inllueuro which it it ?ur l?1 gltiuiate dextlny to exert, depends on <v*ui<ui which we limy uui apprehend. I?ul ? do knuw, thai if we fail In i using our luflueuce. it will bu because w? will fall la oar , ilnt> to ourselves aud our common country Theru aru vi?-wh of destiny about what ought to be and of what ! will be, which are tut ifperate as possible aud as distinct a* Heaven anil karth. How tleudish th? man whu I would substitute tor liod's law, tin- conjecture of in?a'4 bliuil reason an to wbut will be. Wliat will be will be according to tln< knowledge of Uod. Though thu king* of thu earth take couusel against thj L jrd all that earth can do. aliail Ih> no more tbau tbat which tin* hand of Uod determined before should bo djus Hut will that be what ought to be done f Wlieu Herod aud Pilate couxpiml ugaiust Jesus. did they do what they ought to do They did wbat was written in tho book of deHtiny. They did what wan aud would be done, but did they do what ought to be doue The same with Judas. lie heard from hi* Maitter tliat ha was to b? betrayed, but did J udaa do right lu betraying hiiuf Destiny cauuot, therefore, be the rule of right, and If wo take it aa our rule, Instead of the principles of right, wn may meet the dostiuy of thu other*. But if we take the word aud will of Uod as revealed to u?, then we shall futlll our legitimate deHtiny and thu miiuiion to which God haa called ua. Wo can know what nilHalon ho haa devolved on ua. It is to atand forth aa a nation chosen and bleaa 'il of Uod to diffuse light, freedom, and all the Mossing* of peace and of the gospel to all other nation*, und If we turn a?It? and trail our banner over the fluids of blood, then we turn aside from onr destiny, and may makn ourselves another example of (iod'a wrath. I may hope, in returning to my Held of labor, to go back with more fervid purpoao to labor with Increased Interest there; and I might say, if others have felt as I do. in view of the facts presented to us here and elsewhere, there will go out from these anniversaries of 1848 an influence which shall go on accumulating from year to year. I trust those who have attended to the report, have formed tike resolve, that they, in their spheres, and according to their talent, will do morn than they have ever yet done. Our opportunities ils iiitlivliliiiilM Are iiHssltiir nwuv Ifow nunv urn theri* hero, who are here fur tho Ia*t tinui ! How soon will our opportunities for doing good ho at an end ! Lot u? go from thiM assembly with a resolve, such as wo baro never found that we will spare no effort* or no legitimate Hiicritice. that wo may do something to seoure to our country the glorious mission for which (iod baa no manifestly called aud devoted it. Rev. I)r. uw'iiiht offered tho following resolution :? Resolved. That the magnitude of tbn enterprise la which the Society in engaged, aud our anticipation* of complete ultimate success. should urge its friend* to increased effort* on it* behalf. The result* we produce are in mo*t case* short-lived. There are a few whole effort* loavo their ntamp, and who nro regarded as landmarks to coming ago*. But this i* tho lot of few, and humble a* we are, by combination, wc may produce lasting result*. He know of no axHociatinn whose work wa? of greater magnitude than that of thin society. Look at our nation. We begin at St. Croix, pan* through New Kngland. New York, to the great lake*, and the Mississippi, aud now wc have entered Texas Such 1* the field of our exertion*; a territory equal nearly to the whole of Southern Kuropo. In his own little State, whoae ere* la but equal to that of Ireland or Scotland, wo think we are engaged in a great work In employing Hi) missionaries; but till* society, It appears, employ* orer a thousand.? 111 twenty-two year* this society spread It* wing* oyer a greater empire than the king* and counsul* of Rome ever thought of subjecting, and tho young child of thu present day, may yet sec a cordon of mission* from thu shore* of the Atlantic to those of tho Pacific. It gives hope when tile extent of territory is contemplated ; but if we had only to say, that half a million ia annually added to the population of that territory, it would not be au exaggeration : but the discordant material* of which that Inerease i* composed, makes the amount of labor double. The two groat elements brought together from the two worlds ; the Yunkee and the man from Pennsylvania, the southern men. and the slaveholders all meet thoro , and there, from the other side of tho water, the Norwegian, Dutchman, German. Irishman, tho Kreuchman, the Spaniard, the Italian, and all others meet in that Treat theatre. It is on these discordant materials that < i lie society lias to operate through it* inisfions. Here, in tho peaceful valleys of New York aud New Kngland, the rongr-g it ions meet on tho sabbath, but what hostilities are not to be overcome before this society has fulfil!' d it* mission ? Is not this an argument that lta trie ads hliould increase its meana-to do good ? But these h-e not the only difficulties In the way. Tho society bus to encounter hostile influences?hostile to t acli oilier and to this society. Ho need not apeak of the wlldness of the freedom that exist* there, of tho reckiessnes* of human life, of the disregard Of law and order ; he would not speak at length of these, nor of the scepticism and infidelity which prevail there. In the Kast. the sceptic fearsjto avow hi* principle*, but (hero arc no *uch fears in the West. Ho would, however. speuk of the hostile influence of Homanism. with imp jiruiHl on canu uciwt'i'ii man una iieavcu?iinnntninm. with it* decrees, with it* unintelligible language, parade, and show?Humanism, hostile aiway* to freedoni in civil life. but transcendautly no to religious freedom. This in the worst influence which the wcictjr ha* to meet?with its soft vesper*. silvery chaunta, It* priest*. and it* burning incense. This is the influence which the society has to contend against, and which it in destined by Provldenco to deatroy. What are other works compared to this T Bnt here ia a work which Gabriel might envy us in doing, and thin ia the work which thin society bus undertaken It ii a great work, an arduous work, a noble work, and call* ou the effort* of all it* friend* for it* accomplishment. Uut will it succeed ? The hope of success i* necesiiary to animate thi* Society, and what i* more, our anticipation* of success are favorable We might ally the Church to the State, and have it promote the mia*i<>UHry work; wu iniglit adopt tile devlcca of Popery; but wo go not with auch instrumentality Wo u*e only the preaching of the gospel, and neither the Hwnrd. nor the State, nor Romaniam?all theae fail, but the preaching of the goapel cannot fail In thin relation, the speaker alluded to the nioderu Jeausee which the abolitionists referred to yesterday, and the threat* of overturning the Church, and said that their threat* might be carried uut if there was no blblA.? Another ('lenient of success Is the supremacy of American wind in that region, for wherever it goea It takaa the lead It i* young John Bull with hi* coat off, ante ttered by a monarchy. pau|>eri*in and a national debt, it will not believe a dogma because a priest asserts it? it will not bow down to the ranantic dream* of Pop?ry; we have put away these childish thing*. He then glanced at the success which has hitherto attended tint effort* of the society, and *aid. that where there ia one conversion from Protestantism to Popery, there are five the other way. and he had no doubt that aucoosa will be eminently triumphant. Jonathan Thompson, Kikj , of Poughkeepsle. offered the followiuir resolution Resolved. That the thorough evangelization of thn mnsifi of the people is tbo only guaranty of reprenentatlve democracy. He commenced by taking a birds'-cyo view of the continent. front the summit of the Korky Mountains, on the dense but homogeneous character of our populaIntion. anion); whom the Puritan sentiment prevail*, lie then adverted to thn condition of other countries, explaining the characteristic* of each, and said that history shows that no nation can prosper without christian popular virtue Our strength and perpetuity lie iu the people, ami bow important, thcrrforu. that our peo pie should be virtuous, religious, aud intelligent He docs not believe that nny nation can prosper as a republic without protestant Christianity pervades it. uud if the recent revolution in Krancc rcHults ill anything liettcr than its two tlrst. it will be becau?e the elements of christian religion are incorporated with ft It is iu this aspect that the Home Missionary Society acts as a itreat preserving agency in purifying through its missionaries. the people of our western boundaries and territories. There is fur more power in the establish mentofa church, as a politico-religions agency tliau many Imagine In the piety of the spiritual gathering rests a power thut will support the state The Hev. Mr Kini. of Dublin. Ireland. ftecondcd the resolution. He thanked the audience for his kind reception. ? nd said it reminded him of an Kngliah writer's reception in Ireland?he could endure every thing but the Irish hospitality, (f.aughtar.) He wa? thn first of the fugitive kings from Kuropo. and certainly he would ?ay that Ills reception was very kind His relative. [ King Alexander, he does not know whieh of them, put > ? * ?-.< Ik.. V..t... |,|. |. ll...n.|.,F King, linked of Diogenes ' what ha wanted of him and he said. stand nut of my sunlight " So It Is with America in regard to foreign power*; It ?ay? to them --stand out of our sunlight " Hut what a duty he had to perform to-night?to make n Home Missionary speech In America, he being an Irishman lie mtid one of hi* countryman regt*tted once be. in* horn out of hi* native land, and he would in all candor nay that if he had not hcen horn an Irishman. hp would like to have been horu 111 America (l.auirhter.) The speaker then referred to the llonte t Missionary Society, and i"alil It was the sun of the American constellation, and it* Inliuence could not h? overrated, lie referred to the anxiety of the Romish ' J priests in Kurope to promote freedom. but prououncud it an attempt to force the people to take such freedom aa they should think proper to glrw. lie spoke of the efforts of himself an.I a brother to stahli*h a Homo I Missionary System in Ireland. antl gave very amusing account of the incidents connected with It. They startid tn a town In the South, and procured the services of a boy who had been accustomed to ring a hell at auctions, to make known to the I pie. the object of their visit. They had a large priutcd placard headed " Independent Home Mission." which they pinned on the boy and sent him around the town, ringing his bell to attract people's attention to it. As. however, many of theui could not read, they made the hoy acquainted with the mean!"* of the placard as well as they could The boy set out nn his travels and in an hour or so they ihoi)'hi they would see how he was getting on They on l him with a crowd around him. and he crying out, ? t omo alo i#. eonie along; and hear the men who preach independent of every one " (laughter) Well, the_? > . iched the pump in the market place, where th? meeting was to l>e held; but in a few minutes a collection '''itinerant showmen ? Punch and Judy exhibitors -came nfter theui At flrst the lecturers thought the game whs up with thciu. for the showmen might take away the cougregatiou , and then ousued a stru^J

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