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Rev. Mr. Davis, The Slaveholder

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Tlie character of tliis gentleman seems to uflèr by investigation. His chipf business jit the NortI) is stated to have been the purchase of a store of goods for a company of planters. In this attempt he was unsuccess ful in New York. Whether he succeeded ju Boston is not known. He has made pub ]cly sundry charges against the character of jjev. W. HBrisbane of Cincinnati, formerly a Southern elaveholder. The correctness of {bese charges Mr. B. has flatly and publicly enied, and Mr. Davis has offered no proof in support of his The following comniunication from the Free American ttems to indícate the Rev. gentleman is (nctured with a strong propensity to a very degrading vicc; called lying.. Mr Davis' Vcraciiy. A letter from liirn, dated Albnn}', N. Y., June 1841, appcars in the Gcorgian Christian Index, of the 3d uil., in vvhich hegives au accoimt of hisown sayings and doings at Portland. His whole letter is liardly woith copying. IIo seoms highly gratihed with the sympatliy shown him by oor proslavery neighbörs, and thinks the vast nmjority" of the New jinglanders are "opposed to aliolition." J3nt in his letter he niakes at least six statements which I have the authority of Gen. D. Appleton, of Portland, for deelaring lo be falsehoods. 1. lic says that "the cilizens (of Portland) held a meeli.ig, nd appuinted a commiltee lo address a note to rne, (him,) requesting me o tiddress them on tlie subject of slavery." No such meeting was ever held. John Nealjofhis own notion, iñvited Mr. Davis logivc the address. 2. He says he "found Rev. Mr. Clmmplin to bc a good colonizaron man." Mr. Champlain to!d mo that hc vas not a co!onizutionist. i. He says "tiio audience was large, filling the city hall entircly." Tliere were only about 100 persons present. The hall holdsöOO. 4. JTe adds that nficr two days discussion with Messrs. Lincoln and Appleton, hisop)onents"acknowlcdged that 1 undcretoou ihe subject to well for them, but considefed, nevcrlhcles?, that there was merii in their cause if they could bring it out." All thif is one result of Mr. Duvis'variity. It is wholly fUse. 5. The same hallucination leads him to add, that at the close, "almost the en tire audience wcre on my side" - u mislake of' Beven-eiohths, at lenst.6. rinally he ackls, "at the close oí the discussions 1 had to go immedmtely to the boat, to set out for Boston. Nol less Iban 500 followed me to the water, scuking introduction, und cnlreating me to reinain at (he Nortti, and traverse tlie whole land, as they believed i could satisfy all, that the abolitionists were wronj." W'ho wou ld belicve that no one follovvcd htm to the boat save the usual number of idlérs and loafers always found round a steamer. - Moreover, he took tea very quietly, after ibe debate was over, and went on board wilh, perhaps, one to threc friends. So much ibr this slavcholdiug minister of ''another Gospel," not Chnst's. Yours with rcjiard.