Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 9, 1849, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 9, 1849 Page 1
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I TH I NO. 5451. THE ANNIVERSARIES. I THE MEETINGS YESTERDAY, I Ac. Ac. Ac. H Hew York Stutc Colonization Society. Tbe annual meeting of this society was called for last evening. ut the Tabernacle, but owing, doubtless, to the drenching rain which prevailed, at the appointed hour there was but a very slim attendance indeed. Full half ui iu? icw mere were mere, iiowevcr, were lames, as will be seen below, it was well enough that it was so, as there were the fewer to be disappointed. A very eloquent pruyer was given by the Rer. Mr. Id. Sheldon. The President, after regretting that the inclemency of the 6eason had prevented the attendance of the friends of the society, stated that Gov. Tinney (lato Governor of Liberia.) would read an extract from tho report of the proceedings of last year, remarking that thev would not detain the audience long. Mr. Pinnky was almost disposed to rebel against tho presiding officer, and to recommend that they should adjourn at once, to uttend the meeting of the Sunday School Union, for tho reason that they would uot be able to present, he feared, such an array of speakers as to satisfy the friends of colonization, More than two months ago preparations were made for this meeting. Correspondence wns had will) gentlemen throughout the country, and the most grutifyiug responses were received, and speakers engaged for this evening?Dr. Parker, of Philadelphia, Dr. Jyng and Dr. Cone, of this city?three better men, pei haps, could not be secured They hud relied on them, when just ut the last moment, most unexpectedly, they found that each one of those gentlemen, through circumstances they | considered controlling, found their presence there prevented. Ho then rend n letter from Dr. Tarker, of Philadelphia, regretting that interests of paramount importance, concerning his own people, prevented his attendance. Ho was sorry the more, as he had been studying the subject, as the sermon he transmitted would snow. Mr. P. said that he had received this letter last Saturday, and a reply was immediately written stating that it would bo lmpos-ible to supply his place, ami urging him to break through his other engagements. That afternocn a reply was received, stating this to be impossible, and that tho Doctor wouiu euueavor to ue with them at tho next anniversary and give them a sermon twice as long as he would have done that night So (said Mr. P.) you may expect something next year, if you can wait to long. Mr. P. further explained thut Dr. Cone's health prevented his attendance, and ''uncontrollable circumstances" that of Dr. Tyng. Under these circumstances, he said the reading of tho report, as well as a series of resolutions thut had been prepared, would be omitted, and he would only present a summary of some geueral and important facts connected with the operations of the Society for the last year. The receipts of tills branah of the American Colonization Society for theycur hud been $12,610, while the total receipts of tho Parent Society for the year exceeded $68,000. Under tho auspices of the Society, nine vessels, with 870 emigrants, have sailed for Liberia. Of these, more than 100 were Christian communicants of various denominations; seven were preachers of tho gospel; more than thirty hud purchased thci r own freedom by extra industry, at a cost of over $20,000; and 100 in one vessel, had learned to read, aud thirty to write a decent hand; upwards of GOO had been voluntarily emancipated by their owners. J Grateful meutiou was made of the favor shown to I the new-born republic of Liberia?of tho honorable mauner in which President Itoberts had been received in this country and Europe. The English, French, Prussian and other governments had not only received him with cordiality, but had entered into commercial treaties with tlie new republic, on equal terms England and Frunce especially, had pledged to him their co-operation for suppressing the slave trade; and have given orders to their commanders on the African coast, to aid him when requested. The British government had signalized its kindness by giving the President and his family a passage home in one of its public vessels, and also by preediting him an armed yacht for tile public service of his country. Through the liberality of the well-known i philanthropist, Samuel Guruey. Esq., $10,000 had beeu pledged.to him for purchasing the sea-coast between Liberia and Sirra Leone (about 160 miles.) This was a summary of the facts as given in the report Intended to be read that evening. Mr. P. then read some interesting facts, furnished in a letter from Mr. McLean, Corresponding Secretary of the Society, dated Savannah, 7tli .May, relative to the bark liouma. recently sailed from that port for Liberia, with some 200 emigrants. They were of the most respectable class, many of them professing Christians, five of them clergymen, and would be a great addition to the coloi ny. The expenses of fitting out Uio vessel were some ^lU.VW, JUt CTV1JT UWilfll Ul nun il fcUU OWWIJ I1UU ?U|1U in debt. Ac. There were 140 families now ready, or soon would be, who. by the laws of the State, must leave before February next; and an appeal was made for uld in forwarding them to the colony. When Mr. IbanKr had concluded, the Society adourncd. American Anll-SInvery Society* This somewhat famous nud celebrated society, numbering within its folds the real, genuine, unadulterated anti-slavery fanatics of the Northern and New F.ngland States, and having its centre in Boston, in the State of Massachusetts, celebrated its anniversary at the Tabernacle, yesterday morniag at ten o'clock. The American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society is a seceding branch of this establishment, having left it on uccount of the ultra views on the question of slavery in the old States, which its leaders and most prominent anon entertain. On arriving at the Tabernacle, we found it tolerably well filled with a parti-colored and highly variegated assemblage. There were white faces, and yellow faces, and red faces, and black laces, long Lair and short hair, straight hair and woolly hair, beautifully interspersed throughout the building, both up etairs and down stairs. Among those in attendance, we saw Wendell I'hillips, Lloyd Oarrison, Frederick Donglass, Lucy Stowe, and several other of the supporters of the institution There was also a fuir representation of " our colored bredren" present?a representation, too. that embraced every shade and breed into which that peculiarly interesting people are divided, commencing with the coal-black shoe-hlack, and ascending on the slidiug-scale principle till it reached the tarry complexion which marks the dnpper-little mustachcnd waiters who, In fulfilling their duties on our North Hirer steamboats, ringa large hand-bell, and request "All dose gentlemen who ain't paid their fare, to please walk up to the captain's office and settle-c-o-e."' Among the audience, we observed, too, a great many gentlemen with broad beavers on their headsen indication that they were of the Society of Friends ?and several ladles of the same order. At half-past ten o'clock, friend Isaac T. Hopper. F.dmund tluiney, Lloyd Oarrison, Samuel May, and another gentleman whose name we could not learn, took their seats, and called the meeting to order. Mr. Oarrison holding in his hand a suspicious looking roll of paper, having the appearance of an anti-slavery petition. Immediately behind those gentlemen sat Willium Brown, a fugitive slave. In commencing the exercises. Lloyd Oarrison said that in beginning a good cause, heavenly grace may be supplicated with confidence. That this is a good cause there ran he no doubt; and if any one present desired to ask for assistance from on High for the efforts of this institution, tin opportunity was now ready for him to do so. IKrv. Sami ij. May look me opportunity, ana prayeu for the speedy liberation of those whom (Joil mado lifter his own likeness, and into whose nostrils he breathed the breath of life?but who, to the shutuc and disgrace of this country, are held in bondage Lloyd Garrison then said that unexpectedly he found ' his name mentioned as one of the speakers on this occasion, but ull ho would do. was to read the testimony of those who could not be doubted- the prophets of old?concerning the subject which called the meeting together lie then read several passages from the bible, and afterwards said that it has always been the object of the society to denounce shivery as the greatest evil. It has a-sumed that no slaveholder should be recognised as a Christian, and that any man wh<> dares to call his brother as property is destitute ot Christ, for tills, the society-has been denounced as Infidel by professed < liristliiiis.wbo.se hands are stained with human blood 011 this continent; but on the other idcof the Atlantic, the people are not so blinded. They agree perfectly with the views of this society iu this respect. and have sent an expression of their .-en(lincnts, too. in tlio form of an appeal by the people of Scotland, many of wltvtuuie preacher* of the gospt'l. He displayed the suspicious looking paper above referred to. which proved to be an appeal by a portion of the people of that country to the American churches, on the subject ot slavery in the United States, and remonstrating against their having any connection with slavery or sinveholdirs. It ended by a request tiiat American Christianity und American Nlaicry he separated. ami a prayer for tlie prosperity of the American church. 1 he document wn* then paraded In front of the pulpit, where it was allowed to remain during the morning. The financial account was then read. The following statement comprises the receipts and expenditures fir the last year :? Rrctipt1. To Ball from old account < > . *'J M) Standard and donation account 01 rVu'J JO Publication at count. ?>? 117 78 Total 07 F.xpenriitii For the Anti-slavery Standard, agents, and the support of the office in this city *6.P7"i Id Balance *17 44 FoMtrsn ttvisi v. of Massachusetts, offered a series of resolutions of a character similar to that which marks ail resolutions emanating from this society. 1'iLLsai ry i'ahki.h. ot Nov Hampshire, spoke to the resolution*. After a few potatory remarks, ho -aul: 1 he resolution* c?T< r much ground and may lie wi ll said to be before us tor. two. three or fonr days. One point he would refer to; slavery exists, not becau m the peoiile are in love with i:.l>ut because the people of the Jorlb arc ignorant of it lln-re is enough of intellik E N E gence in the present assemblage to overthrow It within a year, but no interest is taken in the matter. A great many present have no doubt attended this morning for amusements sake; as they would a theatrical exhibition but the anti-slavery cause is not of this character We arc all, every one. concerned in the extinction of slavery in this country; in fact there is no being in the whole universe, who is not interested in the overthrow of slavery in this couutry?even the uativea of the Kejee Islands. Yet most of us are here as spectators; but there is not one present of whom God does not re quiro tliat the slave shall he liberated through his agency. The great mass of the people live for no specific purpose, and if we are. as we think we are, God could have been better employed than in our creation. He saw before him many who might wield the destinies of the nation, yet he had no doubt that they had yet to learn that God created them for any especial purpose, that they are anything but retailers of other men's ideas, or followers of demagogues, of some religious or political orguni/.ation. llow many young men are there who think that they are nothing but vulgar tractions constituting the universe. Too many of us aim at being no higher than parts of organization or asioclation. We never dream of being any thing but 1'resbyterians, or Kpiseo|>alians, or whlgs, or democrats. The clergymen of all denominations look upon young men and women as so much raw material, to be worked up and added to their respective congregations; and the politician treats them in a similar way. The discovery of organic sin has had an extremely prejudical influence in this respect; for, under its operation, as the physical body under the influence of chlorolorm. no pain or twinge of the conscience can he felt; aud the conscience of tho country may now be cut into slices, without any feeling. The church has said that slavery Is an organic national sin, and therefore could not be touched The church is the light of the world. She inay do as she has done, raise her light on some reef of fatal rocks; but It hus yet to raise its voice and sny that slavery is an evil not to be borne. There is not a clergyman in the country who does not shako hands with the bloody slaveholder. The city is now black with clergymen?many of ttaein are present; but there Is no class of the country who need more instruction than those religious teachers of tho people. (Laughter and hissing.) The other day, he met three Methodist clergymen, mid expressed to them liis regret that slavery existed in that church. The remark surprised them ; but they asserted that there was no such thing in the Methodist Church North. He then went on to provo that there ore twenty thousand slaves and four thousand slave owners in thut branch of the Church. The denial was, | no doubt, honest, but, in his opinion, (the speaker ) they belonged to that class of whom, probably, the Almighty will not expect much responsibility. Mr. r Pillfbury then read u communication in tho SotUhtm Constit utionc.list. attacking Henry ( lay'sletter on emancipation. und challenging the Kentucky stutesmen to show liiin any passage in the New Testament proving slavery to be at variance with Christianity. In the communication, the writer accussd Mr. lleury Clay of attacking, not only tho constitution of the United States, but (Jod's own institution of slavery, which Christ and all holy men of old. sanctioned as, next to redemption, tlie incst sublime system lu the world Tile speaker here made some remark which we did not hear, hut it elicited a greut deal of hissing, wbieli. however, in no wny disconcerted him. These evidences of disapprobation being continued, looking around tlie building, lie said : "This Is Interesting to mc?well, every one in his own vermicular.'' (Much laughter.) Now the object of rcndlDg this letter, was to substantiate the charge he made against the northern clergy; and lie would go further and say. tliat there are not half a dozen clergymen in New Ywrk who would not welcome the author of those sentiments to their pulpits. Voick.?Wrong, sir; I'm one, and I would not do it. Voiib.? No sir; there arc more than half u dozen lu t)iis rot m. who would not do it. Well, I can assure you 1 know something of the Northern clergy, and there arc not half a dozen among them who are not in communion and loving friendship with the Southern clergy. Where, then, are the rebukes by the Northern clergymen? They make none. , So It is with 1 be religious press. There Is not a journal of this kind which will not denounce the meeting as one of infidels. The New Vork Observer will do it, and others will do so. But the secular press will not do so. The New Vork lleralil will not call this an iufidel meeting. (Laughter.) The Express will not do so. But I tell you 1 cure for no infidelity but that which Is In the church. I care nothing, said lie. for the atheism or infidelity that is being imported from kranee ; we enn overcome every thing, but the organization of the church. But the conflict will coine. und the church will be overthrown, and llla-rty will be triumphant.? The politics of the country are giving way, but the cliurcli is strengthening its opposition, and that is the reason we attack the church. Heary Clay writes on prospective emancipation; but his letter, even on that subject, is denounced by the church. He joined th? church a few years since; but if he goes on in this way, assailing " one of God's institutions.'' lie will be excommunicated. and he may as well prepare for It, on account of his anti-slavery opinions. roHtics are giving way, but the church has thrown herself in the breach, and it is therefore against the pulpit that we shall direct our attacks. The xoxt subject touched upon was the union of these States, which he characterized as another foothold of slavery. When he concluded ho WW both hiss ed and applauded. Wendell I'hiilips was tlic next speaker. He felt, lie said. much regret to be obliged to address the and! nee before him. He would bo gladly excused. We would all be gladly excused from recording year ufter year our protest against slavery. Noono can suppose wo are doing a pleasant work. He must be a madman, who sacrifices his ease and enjoyment, to the sterner duty of sacrificing business, that he may awaken a community to its duty; but without arroganec to ourselves or to the community, it would be madness to spend our lives in this way. if we did not think ourselves possessed of ajprinciple of vital importance to the Ameriean public. We do not come to tickle or disgust the community. Our lives must be taken as an earnest of our sincerity, whether we Hre not. nfter all, in the right?whether, radical as we are. it is not the truth, that we advocate, as we have been rliargcd with introducing new tests, and being fanatics and impracticable reformers. On the contrary, we affirm that when we laid down the principle that slavery is a sin, we challenge that the State cannot stop short of our position; when we found that the ramifications of the young sapling of slavery went to make up the national chararter. that one root was under the altar, and the other was in the union thnt held these States together, we set out with the principle that, no matter how strong the church, or the State, if it be dipped in tliis sin. neither can be covered with patriotism or religion. I)o not blame us, if in varli succeeding year, we honestly believe; true to our mission, we attark the eliurrh. or the State. There is a dispute between the abolitionists and the church, whether the lntter shall be pro-slnvcry or not. The church is no insignifleent institution ?it is mighty in its hold on the nationnl heart, with u. 'mprcss on the national literature. and the direction it gives to nationnl politics?we recognise this influence, and wo reason that when she moves, we need not listen to her accents, for the moment she does so, the solid earth shakes, her voice harmonizes every conflicting element, mid when she arises to do her duty to the American slave, this little organization will be whirled into nothingness. But tile American church is doing nothing; it she were, we would not be here. Now therefore, when we rotno out of our little holes and see nothing doing, we conclude that the church is doing nothing. It is ou this account, therefore, tliut we attack the Ameriean Church. My friend said, while reading the article from the Conilitutioruiliit, that it took u clergyman to write it ; but lie knew a political! who went further. A colporteur undertook to give a Bible to a free colorid man in New Orleans, not knowing that ho was doing harm, for he knew that it whs intended for all nations. He was. however, arraigned before the court. He plead mistake, that lie did uot know what the duty of American" is. under the impression tlint duty knew no rlime. Well, the judge in giving his answer, snid to the man, " \ ou must take care what you do, for you will find, my friend, that there are domestic institutions here, which we value more than the Bible.'' We attack, therefore, the eliurrh because It is leagued with slavery. How is it with the State ? We are call- | rd fanatics and disturbers. Now wo are determined to live nriti-plnvery. nnd when wo are satisfied of the political falsity of thr country that all men arc free and equal. we address the multitude through the eye and not through the ears, t or instance, the North denies the equality of the colored man ; tile abolitionist disdain.' to argue whether a man Is a man or a monkey, but he gives him a reliige and tramples down all the institutions of man. for <<od made the slave. We, tl?.-efore, trample on the prejudices of the community and on the laws of society. To us. then, our plan of reform is? we confess without ilinrliing. to trample on the laws of this country, the constitution of this country; and we call upon you to do likewise. And why .' because society here rrst> on tlie broadest basis because the national will in this country speak* and is obeyed because revolution is Impossible on account of the bullot boxes. We, therefore, denounce the law. so that It may be altered by the majority of the people. We will say to the slave, " This law is nothing tons, we will disibey it;" and we give to the fugitive slaves shelter, taking the consequent,cs of not obeying the law that denounces harboring fugitives from slavery. In such a way did Thomas (iarrett. of Delaware, act, who, on account of harboring a family of fuel tires, was reduced In in competency to poverty. but who. even when the last tiling he owned was sold by the Sheriff, and when sneered at, laid that he would do tile same to-morrow. Thus, then.the abolition! t will disobey the law and act on his own conscientious conviction*. I* that fanaticism or infill lity ; If it Is so, then welcome both ! The speaker in re denounced the t( rm Free States In this confederacy, for there arc none, and never w ill be. as long as one portion of the people haw to skulk froin the other, le t they be arrested and gent into slavery.? Daniel Webstar says you are a law abiding community; but, thank Ooil. we are not, Massacusetts at least Is not. She is not quite so low as her statute book, for we ilety despotism there by disobeying tlie law. lie then reviewed the career of political parlies for twenty year* past, and denounced Ihuu all, as having done nothing for the extinction of slavery, and paid his n snccts to John C CanKmn and Joshua It. (Jiddings; the former for obvious reasons, the latter for culling hlinselfanabolitionist, aud ."wearing at the same time to support the constitution, and taking a goat us legislator in Washington. If Joshua It. Uiddiugs means to sny that he hales anil despises Hie laws, let lillii say so. lie has-aid a great deal, for w lilch he thaiiki il < iod, hut would to (>od that tie would say tie would trample on the constitution, berausa it is c< ntrary to the law of tjed. He then spoke ot .Martin A nn Burcn and Daniel Webster moderate men who want to reform tlie world by the ttsroll olognc wati r who wi-h to do it *o eunnt'.|?ly and quietly. I hat on the licit morning th" people -*il| wake up and tind -hivery W YO MORNING EDITION?WEI pone. The work will never be done by (inch means; It is hy the fanatics, as they are termed, that it will be accomplished John Quincv Adams would have remained a doufth-fuce to the day of his death, but that the fanatics forced him into the position which lie occupied in his late years. The principles of the fanatics have done a pnl good; for the have forced politicians into measures which show that they are waking up. The free soil measure was their first failure; but let the fanatics go on in their duty, and God will take care of the consequences. We arc cliurged with deferring emancipation .but it must be borne in mind that there must bo no sacrifice to expediency; for if we once adopt that as a principle, we shall lose our foothold, and will never be successful. Wo have forced the democrats into defeat; we have ,u... .IIIGUCT mm rm IVUUIUfn j IU1U this alliance of the lash uud the loom is a natural one. (Hissing.) We have drawn thr lilies between allegiance to thought, nnd allegiance to the palpable We have defined the slave power, which is not confined to the South, for the South is powerless without the Norths We are the slave power, and as long as we belong to this government?as long as we do not protest?so long do we throw iuto the scale of the slaveholder our energy. It is the union which makes it possible for John C. ( ulhoun to be a villain. The South?why It is an incubus?no, not an incubus, but a disease; it is a minus quantity that diminishes the strength of the nation. AVe have to oyerflap her. The capital of New Kngland is engaged in burnishing the escutcheon of South Carolina. so as to make it decent. Hut do let the Sonth rail upon us to join with them: that is all the abolitionists ask. In conclusion, he said the Christianity of the old world is the same as that of old?it is equalising society and renovating ail; and wo only ask the Protcst&nism of America to do in the new, what Christianity is doing iu the old. for ouly one-sixth part of our population?that it will lie the pioneer of humanity, the vanguard of freedom in our country, bountiful theory, may be exclaimed; hut Uod never permitted man to conceive anything which lie could not bring into being. Keiigion. properly interpreted, nnans something that our noblest conceptions cannot reach; but we have now-a-days to turn bask and see whether the church will follow us iuto the depths of benevolence. Like Leggctt. wo believe, tliut there is nothing good that cannot be reduced to practice. We may die in the attempt; but your grand-children may yet honor our unworthy figures in miirble. and the slaves will hereafter bless the memories of those whoso lives were devoted to their liberation. I im crick Doi'olass spoke next. lie was not surprised. he said nt the good sense of those who wore liming the house after Mr. Phillips' speech, for he was sure that all he could say, could make no addition to the impression which lias been produced on the audience. Meetings like tills, lie supposed, will be neressary as long as slavery exists iu this country, for tlie mirror of slavery must be held up to the nation. AVe have had a dark picture this morning of American morals and religion, but he saw it in a darker and more polluted stats than do those who have spoken before him. lie did not ow e this to the possession of any keener faculties ; hut lie was not only one of those who suffered under the Southern lash, btft also has to endure the igni my and insult whieli are heaped on tile so-called free colored men in the North. lie proposed to look at the state of American morals and religion as illustrated iu the character of the nation's great men It has been said that no country is found better than its laws. It might also be said, that no nation produces a greater morality than that whieli characterizes its great men. The character of the constituency Is reflected in that of the representative, nnd lip believed our great men to he the fairest illustration of our morality. Who, then, are our great men?how have they distinguished themselves? In a truly Christian country, the man who is foremtist in works of good, will be the most popular and the most respected. Thus, in a country which loves freedom, ho who sheds the blessings of freedom will he the most popular. Are wo such a people? Let Zncluiry 'Taylor answer. How has lie distinguished himself ? He is not a peace man. nor a freeman ; but the only tiling which lias made liim popular, was, t hat lie was a successful instrument in the hands of this blood-thirsty government in carrying on a war for tliefurtlierance of slavery against a halfcivilized people, who had nrcviouslv abolished tile vile I institution, llruce li? made himself popular, and was elected to the Prestdener. The letter of Heaty ('lay. it will be perceived, craftily written and full of most detestable sentiments, has been received at the North with applause. At this point there was a rush for the door, and Douglass stopped?promising to finish his remarks at the adjourned meeting, which would take place in the Minerva It001113. ut 3 P. M. ADJOURNED MEETING. The adjourned meeting was announced to be held ut Minerva Rooms. In Iiroadway, at three I'. M.. at which hour our reporter attended, and a more gloomy and melancholy looking spectacle he never witnessed. Seated on benches, one rising above another, were about one hundred individuals, of both sexes, and of all ages, colors, and classes, of society, talking in a low voice about abolition, Texas. New Mexico, Jno. C. Calhoun. Jno. Quincy Adams. Duuicl Webster, and a variety of other person.- and matters connected remotely or intimately with slavery or the abolition of slavery in this hemisphere. The gloom which prevailed out of doors, in conscijuencc of the dismul weather, seemed to have followed those composing the assemblage; and unlike the rain which poured from their umbrellas, und meandered in miniature rivulets from every comer, it seemed to have unfavorably connected itself with everyone present. At length the monotony of the room was broken by a country-looking gentleman of Vermont-shape and mould?although we believe from Ohio?calling the attention of those assembled to a bundle of books which he had uud^r his arm. und wldch. he said, he wanted to get rid of?that is. lie wished to Mil them. The book, we believe, was the nuto-biogrnphy of a certain Mr. Wright, who did wonders in the cause of the abolition of slavery. While our Vermont-built friend was cudcuToring to sell his valuable works, a song was sung by twoor three ludics and old gentlemen, to the uncicut uir of Oh! Su-sun-nuh? Don't you cry for me. For I'm going to Alabama With the banjo on my knee. The exact words of the chorus were, we believe. Oh, the star of freedom, That's the star for me; It will lead to (Canada Where 1 will be free. After the song, the meeting was called to order by Idoyd Oarrison, who acted as president. Several Secretaries were nominated, and elected without a dissentient voice, and then a committee of finance, and of other departments of the business of the society for the ensuing year, were appointed at the suggestion of Mr. Garrison. While the committees were being appointed, Mr. Gaiiuison said that certain resolutions weru rend during the morning session, and as some of the audience perhaps desired to introduce some, he thought it advisable to read them again, which he did. lie also s.iid that In the discussion of the subject of slavery, the American Anti-Slavery Society made it a practice to invite and court discussion from those who differed from them an that important matter. To nil such, an invitation in Mini- linn uiiirrrui in in courteous language. una ' calm 1 j- anil dispassionately, wan extended, and he was sure that if uny one accepted the invitation, his demeanor would tie calm and dignified?befitting the octillion. Wr.xnxti. Thillimsuggested that as it is customary, at this stage of the business, to appoint a com niittce of thirty or forty to arrange matteri- during the recess, he would move that such a committee be appointed immediately, which wax done accordingly. Mr. Samuel Bkook. of Ohio, said that a year ago. a committee wax appointed to draft a plan for the better organization of the society. and the promotion of its pryiclplc* throughout the country. In consequence of the members of tlic Convention living In several different States. they were nimble to ronfer personally with carh other, but he had the authority of hie colleagues to present a report, which he held In his hand, and which lie would read. The principal feature of the report. was a resolution attached, ending upon thefirlcuds of abolition throughout the country to subscribe the Final 1 sum of one dollar each, in aid of its views. The report was referred to the committee of thirty recently appointed, w ith instructions to report in the evening tin the matter. The room being intensely uncomfortable-there being neither light nor heat, nor any thing else to make a stay in it even for a short time tolerable, I.cihftii Mott directed the attention of the officers to the fact, and Mr. Phillips undertook to go down stairs, and find, if possible, some one to light a candle and make a lire for the comfort of the audience. While be was i ngaged in tills iuretesting work of love and consideration for (lie feelings of those assembled, a Mr. Bsows. a colored man, and a refugee from slavery in the South, was culled upon for a few remarks. The subject which lie touched upon was the inconsistencies which mark the American character. N? people make higher professions in favor of human rights and human liberty, than the American people, from the f engross of the I lilted States down to the smallest and most Isolated nsaoeiatlon. Thus, the government brands as a pirate a mini who engaged in the slave trade, while lit the same time it heaps hoi or and molument on those who buy and sell slaves at home. Again, if a slave escape from his Southern muster and Hi es for refuge to the .North, the person who siicrovs him is fined and imprisoned. More dovelop' nients of tills kind have been made within a year, than have taken place in the preceding five. Within the last four months, and while he was oil. as the lawyers -wy. a professional visit in riillndelphla. he got connected with two fugitive slaves from tint State ol Ulorgia. They were so white Hint they would not i he discovered as slaves, and (lie way in which they managed to elude discovery was by one travelling with ttie other as n servant,. Those fugitives arc now safely stowed away ill the State ol Massachusetts, hut they dare not conic to New York, although he would b) vi i) anxious to see them in this citv. lie. himself, lias bei n asked by Ids friend* in Massachusetts, whether he was not afraid to come to New \ ork. lest he might be discover! d bv his old master, reclaimed and sent back lo slavery llut he could never recognise the right of any man to ids body and soul, and although his friends i tiered to raise a contribution to pay his master bis value in the slave market, he would not allow thcui to do It. tor lis far as be could prevent it there should be no reognltion of the right of any man to hold ids fellow inim in slavery. ( \pplausc ) Here then, he said, we hove an instance of the inconsistency of the Amcrl<iin character; and vet, while these things are going i n, the people of the t nit" d States are loudly applauding Hie exertions of the people of different nations of tin" old wnrl' to free tin mscltcs from a slavery not half so despotic or cruel, as that whieli the h'.nck people of the 1 nits<1 States are siilh-riitg under He then, in a n milling way. adtirtcd to the law* snd (o tlirsysti in RK E ONESDAY, MAY 9, 1849. of religion which Justifies those inconsistencies, end actually, as he said, t-anctitled slavery. There is no hope, he said, for the slave but in the American AntiSlavery Society. It has created a publio sentiment, which In defiance of iniquitous laws has protected and will protect the unfortunate fugitives from slavery, not

only In Massachusetts, but in the States bordering on those in which slavery exists. The public sentiment is so benign and excellent, that last evening when he was on his way to New York with his friend Edward Quincy. on board one of the finest steamboats in the world, he was treated as well as he could desire, and there was not. he was happy to say, any distinction made between him and the rest of the passengers. Two years ago such an occurrence would not have taken place. Instead of being put in a cabin, as he was last evening on board the Eastern bout, he would have been stowed away on the deck or in some dirty corner. This change in public sentiment was, in his opinion, to be attributed to the exertion which the American Antlr Slavery Society made for the elevation of their " colored bredern," It becoming more uncomfortable, and the audience getting chilled, it was determined that, if possible, the zeal of nil present should bo sustained, and a Are of enthusiasm be kindled, if possible, in lieu of one in the Ftove, ho as to warm the assemblage. Accordingly, Parker I'ili.srvrt, one of the big guns of thn cause, rose and said he recollected that when he wart a young man, he wus told by his lather, whenever ho was cold, to work, if he wished to get warm. As ho felt cold now, he would go to work to warm himsRlf, but at tho same time ho would suggest there ought to be a little more light on tho subject. [No candles yet ] On looking around him he could not but observe the many young men before him, and it' these young men would but do their duty to their colored brethren, the poor slave would not, when tleeing front his heartless master, be obliged to be locked up in a box, marked " keep dry," but that the slaveholder himself would soon be reduced to that alternative in order to reach the Northern States. If the young men who arc before hiin would learn thut freedom is the birthright of evrey man, this change would soon be effected, and it would be as unusual to see a slaveholder chasing his panting fugitive slave through the streets of Nrw York as it would be to see them scattering firebrands, and arrows, and death, llut he believed there were more friends of the slave ill New York than I suae T. Hopper, for that city has done something In the way of giving refuge to the refugees, and he hoped that the mantle of Isaac '1'. Hopper would fall on the shoulders ot many of the young inen of New York whom he saw before him. If his wishes were fulfilled in this respect, we would soon see n different order of things to that which now exists. On looking around the piers and railroad depots, ho observed the significant caution posted up," Beware of pickpockets," but if the young men of New York would do their duty they would stion sec over the sumo places, Jicware of kidnappers." (Laughter.! A gentleman rose, and announced himself as Mr. IIavuock, the ex-wood-snwyer of Iludsou. He was, he said, hut a new convert to the cause ot abolition, ami was induced recently to join the abolitionists by a Southern slave-holding minister. He heard tbat gentleman preaeh on the subject Of slavery, and on nun occasion he heard this clergyninn say, in reference to the North, that it even went so far lis to denounce a Christian slave-holder ! What raid he. (the speaker) a Christian slave-holder I - why you might as well look for a moral devil. (Laughter.) Now. said lie, if this minister, and all like hiin. do not go to the devil, then there is no use of one. He would go for freedom of all kinds?freedom from the chains id' alcohol as well as from the chains of slavery. And as lus has released himself from the one kind, ho w ill do all he can to relieve his colored brethren from those of the other, as long as he could stand on his pins. [N. it. The speaker had one wooden leg ] He attended the meeting in the Tabernacle in tlie forenoon and ifhc ? as right, the remark was made that the abolitionists would trample tlic constitution under foot. Now. his way is, if a law is bad, to alter It, and make it so that it will not favor slavery, ((treat applause.) Before he released himself from the chains of Intemperance, lie used to listen with interest to the politicians reading the Declaration of Independence?for when lie used to drink, the whole universe rested on his shoulders?(laughter) ?but they ought to have said, "free and eijual" according to Southern usage. He thanked the audience for their ntteutiou ; but he wished to show his hand : and if lie did nut speak grammatically he spokefrom his heart. Lucr i 11 a Move thought the gloom, which the coolness of the room superinduced, would soon he dispelled. If we have such speakers as the last, especially it the spirit moves them. She would desire that there was a little more warmth in the room, but as there was not, the WHrmth of zeal might be produced in lieu of that of fire. In the speech at tho Tabernacle there was much said of the influence of the church, and the clergy, and the State; yet there is, on the other linnd. an abundance of vncnurun meiit ?> h.. fv(..n,lM ?f I,..,. the supports wlitch slavery has in the church niul in the State, and they are tot tering and must fall, for truth is greater than them, and truth will have the victory. We see other supports ol slavery giving way. Prejudice against color is disappearing?the colored people themselves are becoming enlightened and educated? tho State enactments, ten or fifteen years ago. it was supposed, could not be modified; but. by agitation, scattering of trarts, appealing constantly, many of those laws have been removed. From this, we must believe that the prospect before us is good, and that truth will ultimately conquer. We may be called infidels -ignominy may be heaped upon us?Our opponents may rail as much as please about w hat a I'illsbury Parker may say. but what need we care about being grieved by man's judgment or the judgment of the church What is the cliureh now ? She was sure that ninny wlioattended the Tabernacle this morning were delighted at what Woadell Phillips said of the church, and she was confident there wus another Jesus influencing the present day ; and that of the church, as at present constituted, she was confident not one stone would be left upon another. There is on nil sides an abundance of evidence to prove the defection of slavery and the progress of anti-slavery ideas. It was nothing but the agitations of the abolitionists that created such wonderful changes as have taken place in the old world; and although the number of slaves is increasing in tills country, still we seethe progress of anti-slavery principles The prejudice against colored people, and tliu refusal to admit them into steamboats, railroad cars, mid other conveyances, are fast wearing away; colored people are admitted to the professions?are connected witli. and comprise some of our most able and tal<-ii11 d artists. I-'rom all this, she said, if must not be supposed that the efforts "f the abolitionists have been in \ain. Wcnpbi l r*it.i.irs rose to say amen to all that was stated by Luerrtia Mott. the speaker who preceded him. He would heartily respond to the remarks which fell from her on the subject of equality. In reference to the church or to the state, the abolitionists must not suffer themselves to be cowed by either associations or individuals of colossal reputation, for tliey have a perfect right to take the place which the* occupy. As the ease would be, he would summon cither the church or the stute. or both, us the case might he before him; and let us not be afraid of any thing or any person that was made by nature's journeyman, who was ashamed of liiut. in reference to the remarks that were made by the exwiod-rawyer of Hudson, he was reminded of a story told by Harriet Martiueau. A bqy had hurt his foot, and was crying; ho was told not to cry. that he would not feci It to-morrow. ' Then," said the hoy. 'I won't cry to-morrow.'' (Laughter.) So it is with the constitution. We cry now, because it supports slavery; when it is altered, we'll stop. If the locofocos?whom lie says lie lias left?therefore, amend the constitution, and If tlie amendments are good, wo will take them. As the farmers say. ' If they have any potatoes-to hoe, let iiietn bring them along." Our friend said he would support the constitution, but lie does not mean so. He would not. he was sure, oppose slavery, and thou go and deposit a ballot in favor of it. He need not vote at all. , A great many of us have got along very well for ten years without voting; and there are the women, who | don't vote at all. and yet their influence is felt In the i country. (Laughter.) The speaker again referred to j (lie speech of Joshua It. tJiddingx. ami said lie, wax accused, iii tlii! morning. of micrepresentlng it; hut he diil not. Ho thi'ii reiterated what ho said of Mr. Uiddingx in tliii morning. Mr lUiooih replied? Probably ho did not express hi- true sentiments on the subject. In relation to the constitution. he would, however. repeat what he meant, and maintiiin, that by agitation the constitution can la'amended. The Southern Stati n talk ahout dissolving the Union?about leaving it. hut tlicy dafe not do xo. It put him in mind of tin.- xtory of the bumblebee tinder the bed?xo often told to the child, until he disbelieved it altogether Kor liix part he thought rum and ilavery ruled the United Status, and lie wouldgo for abolishing both. Our lawx were made by drunken legtxlatorx, (laughter.) and thelawyerx had to get drunk before they could unravel them, ((treat laughter ) Looking from liix profexxion downwards oil all tin.' rout, (laughter, loud and prolonged.) lie would wake them all up - he would have them clear the trat^i. of both slavery and rum. (Applause ) Mr. Koiii.r coincided with the speaker ill his remark! concerning the ballot box It is a potent instrument, and lie rejoiced that it is thought xo highly of. lie fell that in the ballet box there la an inxtruiiieiitality which makex itx influence felt throughout the length and breadth of the land. At tliix point it got xo dark that our reporter ronld not see. and hix flngi rx xo benumbed that tie could not write, with visions of rheumatism, lumbago, pleurisy, and other ills that flesh ix heir to, before his eyes; lie wax compelled, in self defenee. to adjourn, leaving the last speaker firing away in defence of the constitution. EVENING SESSION. Our reporter found no change for the better In the temperature of the room on arriving there in the evening. la tact, It wux, if any thing, cooler and moru unplin-Mit than it was during the afternoon. Them was good light, however, not ft out i mollis or other small fry of Hint kind, but from genuine gas?with a blase of the old-fblliloiied lint-tail shape. The friends of the rsuxe and t heir colored ' et^ti-i n" were o nted ou modest painted hem-lies. In the immediate vicinity of the platfoiiii erected for the accommodation of the officerx of the meeting and the orators of the evening: and on th? bnck seats were seated an audience somewhat larger than that which attended the afternoon exercises, and lit ti m d ta the delightful eloquence o! I.ucretta Mott. our V i imoiit-built friend, refugee Brown; ami tbougli la t Inot least, that of lUiiihle I'lilllips, aud Lloyd tiarri-oii >:< lore the speaking commenced, ax wax the case In the afternoon, those assembled with llu-lr umbrella; betwi en their legs, were engaged in di lU'sing a vm ilety of topics?the most prominent of whlrlr was the pro) able ;deration of slavery in the I'nited Slates the magnanimity of England in freeing her West In dia eoloiiies. the aflairs i.I t aiimla. i f I'.urope and of the universe in gi-ueial. The conversation wax sid denly interrupted by a to mining and roughing i ma | I oting fi'i nt i'in end ol the room a teh rntly "oil in I % [ERA dicatlon that somebody *u going to sing Id a moment or two the indication* ceased. ami our friend Brown, the refugee slave, who would not allow his friends to contribute for his release a sum to be paid to his master, equal to his value in the slave market.gave vent to his Inspirations, and entertained the company with tho following song ? Fling out the anti-slavery (lug On every swelling breeso, And let its folds wave o'er the land, And o'er the raging seas, Till all beneath the standard sheet, With new allegiance bow, And pledge themselves to onward bear The emblem of their vow. Fling out the anti-slavery flag, And let it onward wave, Till it shall float o'er every clime, And liberate the slave ; Till, like a meteor flashing far, It bursts with glorious light, Anil with its Hsflvsn.hspn Pava ilisnels The gloom of sorrow's night. Fling out tho anti-slavery Aug, And let it not be furled, Till like a planet of the skies, It ivcopn around the world. And when each poor degraded slave is gathered near and far, O, tlx it on the azure arch, As hope's eternal star. Fling out the anti-slavery Aug, Forever let It bo The ruiblcm to u holy cause, The haulier of the free. And never from its gunnllan height, Let it by man he driven, hut let it Moat forever there, Itcueuth the smiles of heaven. Mr. Pili.sbi nv 1'ahkvh then made his appearance, and said, that during the time that would he necessarily occupied by the officers of the day with business connected with the association, he was requested to preside. atid he would speak a few words, so that no tiiuo would be lost. He was happy to see sueh a class of people present as those whom he was about to address. He was in the habit of mixing with the middle ordors of society those whoi urned their daily bread by theaweatof their brow ; and he was rejoiced to sec that class in attendance this evening. For the upper classes ho hud not much respect. The lawyers and clergymen wore mere wire-pullers, in his opinion?the creatures of tho sphere in which they move ?so were the manufacturers. '1 he minister, according to ills experience, and lie has had a good deal, iiuiuufucturcs his goods for the salcaable market, lie manufactures ids sermons, or rowiiteslheui from books which lie purchases in tile book shops Thus the minister inny be either hunting or cock-fighting all the week, ami oil Saturday niglit bo purchases a book of sermons, prays to< >od for grace, and delivers one suitable to the locality In which he is placed, on tho next Sunday. This is the fact, in his opinion; but he did not speak for any one else, and lie would be happy to lirar any one whose sentiments differed from Jiis. This Js the church system of the present day. Now, we have to support all tills?we have to pay for tlie luxuries of the priest, we have to puy for sending his children to school and to college?to pay for his hunting and amusement?we have to pay for building churches, and yet we are told that salvation is without money and without price. Vet from this, it would seem that salvation Is one of the dearest articles in the American market, ((treat laughter.) You know that there wus n certain portion of the people who doubted whether Jesus was the Messiah, and they sent messages to liiin to ascertain the fact. Jesus desired to convince the Jews, so umong the reasons which he gavu of his divinity, was that the gospel was preached to the poor. Now. if Christ came to New York at the present time, what would he say? I)o not the churches prove that they are not ot Uod. for they exclude the poor. Again, have you not read in the Bible that the Lord dwclletli not in temples made l,y hands, and yet societies are expending two liundved thousand dollars and more in building churches ninde by hands. Now, what is tho use of expending this money, when (?od declares ho does not live in them ' What was the use of building ... I I......1, In . ..I' M.I, . ... 1 ? ... I I .... that God does not dwell in them. Now, we see all till* money expended, but did you ever hear of the church building a house for poor people? for poor widows, for instance, ((tod's own children) to dwell in mid be comfortable.' No; Instead of doing this, they build these great houses for God, which lie save he will not live in, which he wont live in, and which lie don't want to live in. Now, how many (Inc. comfortable cottages would not the expense of Trinity church have erected. 'Trinity church will no doubt be a line ruin before two hundred years, and so, no doubt, will lie the religion which is prenchedi in it This remark excited great hissing. Voire ?We don't want such talk. Its' un insult to New York. Parker?I don't understand this hissing Voici:.? Is tliin the object of the meeting? Parker?I observed at the commencement, that 1 would ouly utter my own opinion, and that all who differed could express their differences, but in courteous teims. Voice. ? Then observe courtesy yourself. Parkir?Have I not observed courtesy? I really 1 tlieve I have. Voice.?What is the object of Trinity church. It appears to me, sir. that you misunderstand the object rf the meeting. I would like to know if this is an abo lition meeting? if not. say so. Paiikkr?This is nn abolition meeting, and after a few of these remarks, I intended to speak abolition. (Laughter.) Voice?Where's Abb^ Kelly? 1'aiiker?Mr Foster is not here, my friends. Voice- I propose that our friend Brown take the chnlr, for I perceive the meeting is not organized. Brown said the regular chairman would be here soon. r.\nKi:n?Perhaps yon don't want me to goou; perhaps you don't wisli to listen to me any further. Voices?"(Jo on. go on, go on. Oo on, horse." Well now. in speaking of the church in New Vork. I did not t mean to infer that it was worse than the church In Boston, for it could hardly be so (laughter); but as I am in New Vork now, I speak of the church here as I believe it exists; and were 1 in Boston. I would spi ak of the [church as it exists there. Is not this manly, to say the least? (Laughter). Now. I know (lie church: and the other day, when I wus in Connecticut, I spoke to Mr. Tyler. Secretary of Slate, and seme other eminent men. nnd told them that the church owned slaves, and hired them out for the purpose of raising the salaries of the ministers. In some places it is customary for the parsons to have one cow or more, hut in the South they have human stock; and as they increa-c. they are from time to lima sold off. Now. if you will allow me, I will prove this ? wliich he did. by reading a notice of sale of slaves by churches in South ( arolina and Georgia. Now, said lie. after doing this. I wus asked if this was not an anti-slavery meeting? I would like to u.-k, by way of reply, what else is it ? Now, did you ever hear, lu New York, of a Baptist selling a Baptist, or a Presbyterian selling a I'resbyteriuu ? Yet we see it is dono in the South, and what can you think of the thureh or religion which justifies it? Now, my friend across the way, you came to the rescue of the religion in your own way. Now, I said I had every reason to believe 1 wn* addressing an audience who earned their bread by the sweat of their brow. Well, you are the man who euine to the defence of this religion. Now. God demands of us that we be ti lily religious?that we be true to him?not exactly to Trinity Church. 'This Is good, bvruuse it Is demanded of us by God himself. I am addressing young men, and I wont to let you see what the South say of you. Here is un article from the Kichmond Inquirer:?" Our slave population is preferable to a Northern laboring class, who linxc just learning enough to make them wi mlrous wise, and the most dangerous mou for liberty under the sun." Now. there I* our friend, the wood sawyer from Hudson, who addressed us this afternoon. lie is wondrous wise according to this doctrine, anil a dangerous man. too. Now, here you are expressing disicnt to my expressions, and yet the slave-holders sax you are the most dangerous people to the connIrv V I,,..,- VI'.,1.1,. lull. minUlor In Mexico. On the 210tli page of lilf book on Mexico, lie says of the President of Mexico:?"lie Inn u barouche druwn by four horses, and. shame to suy, driven by on American." Now. what in tho cause of this shame? "It is," he nays, "that he never ran be latistied at seeing a native American performing u menial service;" and yet we see our own horses nml carriages driven hy native Americans. Again, he inys tliut he wavhnppy he lived in a part of the country where no decent man would drive a coach What n lot of indecent men. then, you must have in the city ol New Vork! Now if you tiiink it not unrourtcoua to use the words of one of your owu editors, who, in alluding to the streets of New York, said that it is quite a dry time when the ears of the horses are to be seen, (laughter) Now. if snch is the case, you ought all to he thankful lor petting ft decent uuin to drive you from the battery to Twenty-seventh street, or anywhere else. (Laughter.) I lumw I am particular in such a mutter as this. Again, lie says that if the liberties if the country are to he lost, tliey will be lost at the bullot box. Now w e have been in the habit of looking upon the ballot box ?? the arch of our liberty -our very shi et anchor. (Ayplauso.) Again, he says that menial occupations, sutli as driving carriages, unfits men for In ing freemen. Well, ir this rule were applied, half of those whom I see b< fore me, would be deprived of tho light of suffrage. Now, we come here to tell y<?? what the Southern slaveholders think of your Indecent no U oi the North, (laughter.) who earn your bread by the i w eat of your brow, as well as to tell yon ol the iniqelties 11 the churches, mid yet you will Ids-mo. H ell, 1 don't know that you meant uiiieli by It. (tlreat laughter.) After a few more remarks in this strain, Mr. i'aiker sat down. ,, ? , Mi-s l.t i v 8vos.it wa vehemently railed upon to speak to the assemblage and. In rerponse. snl.I. that, after wlnit l as been said . f tl.e church this evening alio would suppose there would not be any J"ub ? the corieetness ol the remarks that had been made. We liltv(* all been brought up in the church ; but we i onsider it . ur duty to speak of it. or a- all it, not bernll-c of Stiv goed she hits dolie. bill tor tile evil sile in not g""l lias any abolitionist found fault wllli the chureh for building liou-es for widows, or forrtclaiming the drunkard, or the prostitute ' V v< r ; we gin1 the church all credit for lu rgood acts, ilul w Io n the abolitionists directed tin- at twution of the i hurelt to the two millions and a halt of our fellow being m slnvi ly when slie turned a deaf ear to them w In n she si nt in r missionaries to China. Asia, and the In iitin n of the Sandwich Islands, and never sent even a llible to the but of the 'lave when. Instead of doing this, -he was owning -laves, and -oiling them to purcl u-e wine for th communion table when tin L IX TWO CENTS. mother would drink the wine purchased by the blsod of her own child?w hen bubies wore sold by the pound at the auctiou block?when the church was thus found holding slaves, selling slaves, and encouraging slavery, welcoming the slaveholder to the comutuuion table,? then It was that the abolition laborers found it. necessary tospeak against theehureh; it wus not for the mere ! desire of assailing the church that we did It, {for wo know its influence. Its resources and Us power; but la view of these things, should not the mask he torn Irom her' Just look at 70.000 slave-father# left worse than childless all t"he agony they endure?men robbed of their manhood, and women of their womanhood; and when the church possesses the power to destroy all thU ?to correct those terrible things, and will not use it, let me ask if the church should not he assailed.' Her Mr. Barnes says that slavery could not survive a year ?that these enormities could not survive twelve moiiths--if the church used its influence for their correction ; and with such things before us, is It to be avoided that we assail the church ' It is on this account tliut we are obliged to tear the mask from the church ; but bctoro she would speak against the church for the good it bus done, let her tongue cleave to her mouth?let her righl arm he withered. But whatever the rhurch may do?however so much she may bo beloved by the people, wheu she tolerates those horrors, when she has the power to prevent them, so long wilt she (the speaker) assail the church I.uLher w?s .,- i for assailing tho church in his (lay. whim Im knew it was corrupt, mid mo it iH at the pregent day. But if we adopt this principle, the church and mankind will degenerate, and the church will become corrupt. Now, if we hoc that the church is wrong, we must ex page her. If she hus stolen the livery of heaven, we must say that it was only to serve the dovil in. (Vpplausc) In an account of a sale of n beautiful negro woman in this country, aud which appeared in a London paper, It was stated that she was u good seamstress, and the price Immediately went up from four to six hundred dollars. It wus then stated that the slave woman was a Christian, and the price at onco advanced to one thousand j dollars, thus bringing a profit from the Christianity i which the poor creature professed. What a picture ' this is of America) Now, the religion of Mahommed proI hiblts slavery. It declares that the followers of Mahommed should unt be slaves. If liberty and MahmnmedI Ism on one side, and Christianity and slavery on the other, which would you prefer! I've no doubt you would prefer Mahommedism. If she were a slave woman I in New Orleans, she would, as one of her Christian j slave sisters did, join a circus, and go in the capacity j of a servant, in order to get liberty when she reached the North, rather than remain in New Orleans, a slave connected willi the < hristian Church. There are many who believe that we are inltdcls, because we strip tho mask from the eliurch; that we revile the principles of Christ wheu we denounce the church for holding slaves and encouraging slavery; but when the people sec that the church of che North recognises, as its sons, slaveholders,*and upholds them in their horrible work; when tho Baptist and Methodist of ho North hold fellowship and communion with dealers in human Mesh and blood in the South; when the people of the Nvrtli know all this, they cannot but Know (hat the church which we war against is not the Christian church. We war with the church that will recognise those who imbue their hands in the blood Of their brethren. We hail the principles of Jesus of Nazareth, and we wur not with the principles which he taught, liut it is not because we are so little Christian, it is heaausc the church eueouruges slavery, that we ussail the church; it is because she is untrue to herself. These things are sail to us; and sho never thought of tin in but with sadness She hoped there was no reason for warring against the church; but tho facts were otherwise; and therefore the church, which pretends to bo Christian but. is not. must be assailed when'it stands In tho way of the liberty of two aud a half millions of people The time will come, when going to church at certain hours, and singing certain psalms, and going through certain ceremonies, will not constitute religion. It is those wiio live good from hour to lionr that are really religious, and the time will coino, when good works will constitute religion. Towards the conclusion of licr remarks, Miss Stone referred to the ease of the refugee slave. Brown, who wts before the audi cure, and said that there are in our country many places which are consecrated, where scenes took place . which we all love to look back upon. We have our Bunker Hill, our I'rinceton, our Saratoga, and other places of a similar character ; but yet in all our vast territory, there is not 11 place where the refugee slave can have rest for tho soles of his feet. Were our friend Brown to be on Bunker Hill, even resting against that glorious monument, the law authorizes him to be dragged away froin that sacred spot and sent back to slavery. Miss Stone sat down amid much applause. Wm. Bsowst, the refugee slave, then spoke.?He said lie appeared before them us a refugee slave, one who had Med from slavery in Missouri, where his master iiowflives. to the North, for liberty. He had no doubt that his master, who now lives in St. Louis, would be happy of his return bnok ; hut ho did not think ho would oblige him. (Laughter.) In fact he thought he would decline all the polite invitations which his I master might extend to liini to return. (Laughter.) Well, he appeared beforo the audience, not only as a i refugee slave, but ulso as the sou of a slave-holder. I Indeed it has been asserted, that he Is related to tho | present President of the United Slates, but however | that inny be. or however related lie may be to the ! slaveholders, by the tendercst ties of blood, he would not on that account refrain from sayiug what lie oxTierienccd of the horrors of slavery The iriodiim wliieh I he bears on hi* back liaycmade too great uu impression | on hiui to allow hit doing so. lie tlion said ho would read a few choice gems from the St. Louis RrjmhUcan Von i:?Have you pot the paper ' No, but it Is edited by n Air. Charles, whom I knaw Tory well, for I worked for him, nod lie whipped mo | like smoke. (Laughter.) The impressions which he made on my bark, hare made an im,<aexsion of him od i my memory Much has been said against the church, but if it did not aid. and abet, and promote slavery, no attack would be made upon it. The abolitionists are are called infidels, but give him the infidelity of tho abolitionists, which knocks the fetters from the slave, in preference to the Christianity of the church, whicli fastens them on his limbs. (Applause.) Oo to the South?see Theological Institutes selling slaves, and breeding slaves, for the purpore of raising funds wherewith to make ministers. When 1 lived down South, and my master?and here let me give you a description of my old master, for he made an impression on mo which I would like to make upon you?he was a whining. praying, complaining, psalui-siuging man, who ordered me, every evening at nine o'clock, to go down to the ' liigger;'." and rail them to prayers. (Laughter.) Every night he railed them in, and tho influence which the ina-ter had. in putting them ull asleep, by prayer, was remarkable. He possessed a magnetic power, which Sutherland could not touch. (Laughter) Well. Saturday was always fixed for reading the bible, and at every verse he would tell the niggers to ask him tho meaning of any passage which tlicy did not understand. He was extremely pioud of being asked; for he was proud of hclug thought an expounder of the Bible. Well, he never asked liiin the < ::pliinution of any passage hut once, and then lie applied to liiin to know the meaning of | that passage of scripture " Whatever he would that | others would do unto you. you do to them !" " Why." said he," Where did you henr that; 1 never read it to you." (Laughter.) I got it in the city." I replied. "Just like the City," said he; "You can never send a servant to the city, but he Is spoiled." (Renewed Laughter) "Now. mind you, Sambo." said he, " I'll explain this to you; but never ask me such a fjuestion again." (Roars of laughter.) " Well," said he. "Sami bo, if you were my master, and f were your slave, would you not like me to do all thai, you desired me to do ?" Well," said I. " I guess I would." (Tremendous laughter ) No. lie never read that part of the Bible to me. but lie was very proud of reading and explaining that part of scripture which says " Servants, obey your masters." (More laughter, in which all present joined heartily.) It lins been sai 1, that masters and mistresses are kind to their slaves; but he lias had striking ! evidence ?(laughter) ?that such is not the fact. He continued in this strain for some minutes longer, and concluded by singing? The fetters galled my weary soul? A soul that seemed but thrown away; I spurned the tyrant's base control. Resolved at lift the mini to play : ? The hounds are baying on my track ; O Christian ! will you send uie back ' I f. It the stripes; the lash I saw. Ri d. dripping with a father's gore ; And. worst of all, their lawless law. The insults that lay mother bore ! The hemmls an- baying on my track ; O < liristian ! w ill you send me back 1 Where human law o'errulcs Divine, Beneath the xhvrifl" shammer fell My wife and babes - I call tlieui mine,? Anil where they mi!1? r. who run toll The hounds a it buying on my track ; O Christian ' will you wod uio back . I seek n home win re mmi Is man. If such tln ri l"' upon this curtb, To draw my kindred. It I ran. Arnuiid it? free. though buuibb1 hrartb. The hounds ore baying on my track ; O ( liristian w ill you send me buck ? 'I |,o meeting tin n adjourned. to meet again this nioiuing. and I'finuiu in session all day. Aincrbnii and Furtlgn Antl-Slavcrjr Society. Yesterday this society held its anniversary meeting at the Tabernacle, Broadway, and was very numerously attended. Prayer was offered by the Rev. Mr. Wend, a colored man. after which the Brothers Olucken (colored) from Ne-.v Haven, Conn , played on the violin a ltd piano, to the universal gratification of the audit nee. They were most enthusiastically encored in (heir song In the the president, who. wo understood, is Indisposed, the Rev. I) Rort, of Conuectirnt, was called to the chair. Mr. Lewis Tappan, to win in we are Indebted lor copies of the resolutions, read an abstract from the report, from which it apP< nred that the executive committee bad published the slave laws of the District of Columbia That a youth's missionary society. In tho h'ree churcb, Sullivan street, supported a cnlporlmr, who distributes bibb s among the slaves ot' Kentucky. That the Amsriiiiii missionary a-sociution has missions iu Africa, Jamnira Slum, the Sandwich Islands, Canada, and sevi rnl Statca of the I nton, employ ing forty-live inlssiouaries. 'I hat religloua newspapers have taken far higher anil bolder ground on slavery tluui before; and that the pledge of Portugal ror I lie abolition of slavery throughout her colonies In Africa and the Past Indies, the movements towards emancipation by the Sultan of Turkey, und the Shah of Persia; the millions of serfs set free In the north of Lit rope; thus narrowing down the nuestion lVvr(R!i;'.d '.'.'i I'" J

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