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-Of 21tees appointed by the senate of the United States, the chairman oí' eleven are supplied by the slave states. ín both Houses the greatest number of important committees are headed by slaveholders. The military deparments,as we have often re marked, are chiefly controlled by ihem.- Thus, while a Tcnnessean stands at the head of the war department, and a NorthCarolinian is secretary of the navy; in both Houses of Congress, the chairmen of the several committees on naval and military affairs are slave holders. The impor tant committee of nine on the currency, in tho House, contains but two members from free States. Are these peculiar apportionments accidental? They occur too often to warrant such a supposition. Let it be recollected that the freemen of the free state?, are twicc a3 many as those of tho slave states. How happen s it then, that in the distribution of business in Congross, slaveholders stand so prominent? - Because the speakers of boih houses have I for a long time, been slaveholders. Such ia notlhe case now in the Senate, but then the chairmen of ils commiüces this season were ballotted for, not appointed by the chaiw-PhUanthropist. A writer in the ijmancipator, says: "Who first suggested the idea of petitioning President Tyler to emancípate his slaves? I like the measure. Let the ba'll be kept in moiion, While in J5urope last year, the taunt was often cast in my teeth, that with all our boasted love of liberty, we were practically a nation of slavehoïders, Then let petitions breathing a tone ofea nest but respectful remonstranee throng around our chief magistrate, urging him to save the Republic from the scorn and contempt which wil) be hissed upon it by every enemy of Ijberty in Europe; that 'the free United States,' who proclaim the perfect equalily of man as their fundamental law, are ruled by one who trafiics in the bodiesand souls of his fellow Americaq8."