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"another Abolition Outrage."

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i he New Bedford Mercury saya t bccomes our duty to record one of tho most inhuman acts of brulality, eommitted ui. der the color óf law that was ever perpetrated in a civilized country." What awful cnme have aboliíiunists committed? It appears that Captain Dunbar, a citi. tu oí ihut place, wa9 sick and not likely tu Uve, nnd a letter was addressed to his son-in law. II. Ludlum, and daughter, of Richmond, Va. At ihe time of receiving the letter, they were 150 miles this sideof Richmond, with a colored gir!, hired of her master for one yenr, and two coildrón, one an infant. They carne to New Bedford, bringing the colored girl with thera. No estraint W as put upon her. Sho wenc out and visited where she pleased. One evening a crowd of colored people collected in the street near Capt. Dunbar's and an ufficer appeared with a writ of habeas corpus, commanding him forlhwithto carry the body of the servant girl before Judge Wilde in Boston. This was Wednesday evening, and as Judge Wildo was then in Nantucket, üie case could not be tried in Boston lili Saturday, und Mr. Ludlum offered to give bail and produce her thefc at the time, bul the orders of the officer were absolute, and he refused. Aa appeal was then mado lo a Rev gentleman who had taken a part in the rffiair, tu use his influence wiih the oflicer. He was told that Airs. L.'s health was poor - that the colored girl was nurse to the infant- and that the mother had no one to take care of it. Bist the Rev. gentleman was deafto"ilie voice uf humanity, and absolutely re fused 10 interfere, saying the officer knew his duty ! The officer behaved very courteously. The girl was given up, and on Suturday was brought before one of the Judgeaofthe Suprenie Court in Boston. She was examined by the judge privatoly, to know whether she had rather go back o Virginia or stay in Massachusetts. Sho preferred remaining in the latter State.- A crowd of colored people aecompanied her from the Court House and there tho matter ended. What a horrible "abolition outrage" thia &s How inhuman the lev. gentleman was who would not try o persuade an officer lo do exactly coni rary to his duty!