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Wm. Lloyd Garrison

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Tliis gentleman has bcconio wen Known n England and America ás an energetic and efficiënt advocate of universal liberty. His services to the cause of humunity are justly appreciaied, and will not soon be forgotten. Witn his charactcristic impetuosity, he has, howver, ao far outrun hiB former cotnpanions and associaties in the cause of frecdom, that thry are not likely soon to overtake him. In conjunction with some others, he has discovered that all womeo are in a state of abject slavery to men : and for the emancipation of the fair eex, and their restoration to an equality with men in all respccls, he is now applying lus utmost efibrts, It unfortunately happens, howevcr, that tho fair sex are very slow to perceive or acknowledge their own wretehed situation; and it may trtily be said of manyeflhem, "ihnt they would not accept of liberfy ïf it were offered them." But this is not the only euterprize of wbich he is the presiding genius. Tho Church, the Ministry and the Sabbnth need reforming, and Mr. Garrison nr.d his friend6 have undenaken this ijerculo an labor also. At a recent ConveiHiori?in Boston, callcd to discuss these three topics, the following rsolution was voted down by a vote of 30 against 6 : "Resolved, Thas this Conyention, in the question to coine before it,receives the j tures of the Old and New Testamente as the paramount and only authoritativerule of religioua faith and duty." The next resolution was this: "Resolved, That the order of the Ministry, as at present exisitng, is autiscriptural, and of human origin." This, with several substitutes, was discussed most of the time, from Tue;sday nfternoon to Thursday evenii)Lr; but the Convention adjourned without taking any vote upoo the resolu. tion. One of the subslitutes proposed v:s as follows: "Resolved, That the wants of man do not authorize the establishment of an order of pnesthood, every man being his ovn minister." The numlier of voting members of the convention, as showi: by the first vote, was 36. Among them were 6everal females. The Convention adjourued to meet at a future time, but the probability tseema to be that it will not conveue again. For the purpose of vindicaling their characier, and "defining their position," they adopted the foílowing resolver "That this is stricily a convention of the people, and does not assume to be any tliing else; and that while il cannot properly claim to be, in the technical sense, a Christian Bo-., dy, it declares those who apply to it the terra 'infidel,' to be guilty of gross defatnation. If this botiy has no claim to b; called christian or infidel, what is its truc character] It has put forth no declaration of 1 timent8 more explicit than an absolute rejection of the Bible, as the rule of religious faitli and duty. Could any course have beea adopted more satisfactory than this, pr which could point out more mainly the cliaracter of the conven tion. It is a matter of regret that any who are, or have been abolitionists, should desire to subvert the faith of any in the great principies of Christianity. We thinkthat all senheart, upon mature reflection, will assent to tne feeling expressed by Dr. Fraukün, - a man who had been an infidel and expertenced its poisonous effocts - "If mankind areso very bad with religión, what would they bo without it?"