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Christian Freeman And Family Visitor

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This is the name of rr paper publithed n Boston, Mass. dcvoied )rini;i)ully to the advocaey of Universalism. The namber for Doe. '!, contains lic (loings öTa ''Univcisalist A. S. Convemion," luid in Kast Boslijn Nov. 1 iih nnd l'Jih, li. A rcspcctablo numb9r of ministers and laynien wcre p:esent. We havo only room for thlutiona lliat were pnssed, and the rcmarks made on tlio "West India," qiieslion. Fron the repon of the meeting wliich we have '. bcfore us, wcshould think it was ratlicr a s;imed meeting, calculated to advnncc the cause ol sufTering humauity. So far as we know the Universalista hav not generally gonc ior the AntVelavery enterprize, thohgh we have sonie wurm hcarted frionds among them. The fourih maolution has probably reference to the old Anti-Slavery party n M.issachusetts, which gocs agoinsi the Sabbath, the ministry - political oction, &c,! on the wliole, we tliink t might have better not 10 have passco it. 1. Resolved. "'Tint oneof the most efTectivo hindrnnces oí tlie ndvanecment oí the cause cl emancipalion is tlie prevajling corrupiion oí' the religión of the country trom christian pui i:y " 2. "Iteaol-ed, That wc doepiy syirrpatfirze with our afflicted and oppressod biother. George Laiiiner, vvlio is now imprisouod in Leveren St. j iil. n this ciiy. for no ciime, save that he is 'iiuüiy of a skin no', colore;! like our own.' and is there liold without any la tv ful warrant, ci:her civil-or eriniinil. and hat he shall have our carnest prnyers for his überation." 3. ''Resolved, That tha pleasini success of West India Erhancipition, as (o its effeets upon the moral and social condnion ofihe peopie. aflords gieat encouracnient t our hope ior the spcedy triumph of the Anti 3avery cause in our conntry. and shoukl inspire us wi;h new zeal 'ui our work. as christian philnmhropists." Er. Cobb, said he haped Br. A. A. Davis vou'.d favor U3 with sine facts on his hcalth would permit. Some men go to the West Indies merely as traders, to mnk'ê money. ntul seen some idlers about the wiiarves and other pubüe places, (just us tve have idleis with u.=,) have reportad urjfavorably to Emancipntion; but it is beyond n question that the domestic and social cóndirion ol' the pcp!e has been re.'ormcd and greatly i.nproved; and iliouli some evils yet remain, the product of nges o' Slnvery and misruie, yet Emancipation i:i i;s actual working has proved bo eficial to a!l piüies Br. Cobbtlien howcd Slavcry san impo'vicrishingsysie.n. aivlinnst cmbarrass and degrade any country wheie it e.via.'s. It hip ihnwn the Southern Statea inlo great financia; troubles, and has nccessarily had an injurious influetice upon the m mufactuiing, and comiüercial inteicsis of the Nnrth. Lyn.n has lost a nillion of dollars or more. and otter towns in proponion as they hnd dealingti wiili the ülaveholdinir S(a:'ii. Ur. A. A. Davis sii.l there was n gixat misapp'rehension in ihis country is re'ird to West India Emnncipatiun. i Ie spent the ! isi winter on :he Island of Jamaica, nñd for Rür months had eri'.ire leisure, and every fncility for nfonnIrig I) msi'lfon the suiiject. Mány in tliíá country linve Saï] that the wneiniivin fiad fitileJ, hiïd l'nev. rt'asdnnger ihe ngrocs woiil'l riso in a body r.nd butcjior the w'iites. íín t iliis is all a r,:isliilce. Theie is not ihe slighiest reason to suspect d;in:er of this soit. Such were not the consequences to folio w iho reign ofjustice nnd law. nlthough they were ohen known dunn the diik age oT Slivery. In ihe liis' piaca, the temporal condition of the negroee haslcen gieatly imroved in ftll ïespects. Tirey malie tess sugnr, and rum than foriuctly, it is tnie. fiat thpy raise more potamos, more beet and pork nnd otiier articles which enrer into the home cr.snmption. and proniotc ihe comfort of theinhabitanis. The produce of the IshnJ as a whole has wuch incieaseJ since Emancipation. Fr ;??i ten to Itceiily millions of impórts ar; brought into the Ishind ihoïc t'ian forinerly, givéa to each inhnhitpnt about thirtij or forlij dollars apicce more to cimsume of the comforts and conveniences of life. than they befóte enjoyed. The great omount of the produce of the Island which forinerly went to England to pamper the rich propnetor. is now consumed at home, or exchanged for imports for their own US'.'. Formcrly cdu'iation was whóüy neglect.ed. - Now there pzè fjrty ihJUsaruL childréu wfio ar e receiving education. Moráis have improved in an equil ratio. Jlefore Kmancipnüon, twwttietts of ihe whole population were Ilegitímale. Sinco Emancipation ttcu thirds of the negroes have entcicd in:o leal wedlock. A great majoriiy of young men under Ikirlyfivc urcsnll living in cuncübi lage. Fnnnerly, Suday, which was rnarket-day, was given up to boisierous ruiith anti riot, now n good degiííc pf order reigiis. meetings are wull attended, and tlie people gcnerally are devoiei to reliuious culture. The influence on ihe whites is good. In IHlil and 18:V2, szten mi'Htnsof propeiiy were destrrye.l by insurgont slaves. Thon tlie whites alept with ther huuses birricaded,and wi'hdiiks and pistols imder their pillows. but now all these things are unknown and unnecessnry. Tlie walls which enclosed ihe. housrs. the barricadoes within whidi the whites impjisoned themseives whenevrr they rctircd to rest, are tuml)linr down When he walked through tha ciiy of Kinuslon. it seenied to hiiu a veiy heil. such were the insiruments and weapons if defence which ihcv had adopted for fcar óf insurrectionsan'1 inassacres. and such ihe enclosed and gloomy structure of all the houses. They lived in perpetual fear. a feeling of security they never enjoyed. Thev had no pnace d ly nor night. But now everythin:z has been öhanged. The condition pf the peoj le has been infinité?? improved, yes, siid Dr. D., I will say ufinUdij improved. in every respect, nor have the intcrests of the whites suiïured in consequenee ojf F.muicilaiion. The resolution was unanimöusly adopted. 4. ''Resolved, That while we have anrlent aympnihy ior the slave and a sirong desire for bis Kmancipatioti; and whiic we consider sl.ivery as a great inora I ovil, and are wi'ling to do any! thing which humnnity díctales and christianity approvos ior its abohtion, we look wlih painful emoiionson tiie bitier aad viudictive spirit rtianifested by some of those denominated abohiionis:s. and consider their recklesS, and disorganizin measuresn great hindrance to the correctinn of public sentimciu at the" North on the Anti. Slavcry quesiion." '5. Resolved. That while we deeply sympatliize wi:h our ministenns brethren in the South. n:id duly appreciate the cri'ical simation in whicii the taw3. custoín?, nnd feeiings of the people place them, we vet leplpte their servilty to ihe slave interest, and advocacy of tlio unchris:ian. oppressive, and alanning system of siavery; and we deprécate their proptiiutint; their religious Journal to fhe use of dealers in human flesh, nnd for ". adveriisement of mes and wobeji for eale fischattels."tCPTlic nntion of Texas, according to the estin !"3 ot' letter w; Iers irom thnt country, contains irom 75.C03 to 100,000 s n b- about onc iliinl pnrt üf the populaiiun of Michigan. The government his refraincd Irom tuking a census rit t wcnkncJs slimiM l'e exposed. lt has not n (luilariii tlic trei3ury;lnii ii lias nomiiKilly an nriny and navy. with whjcb expectod to conquor Mexico, wliicli hnsn popuhtion ofnine or icn 111ÍIÜ0118, nn orgrmized anny ol 53.000 men. and a íarge rcveinie. (Erin Pennsylvania ure 1, 1 14 Liberty votes n f;vo countics. The vote of the Smic in 1840 was 343 (Erin the navy of ihe United Slotes are 04 pursers. Their business is to take charge of the provisionson board of as!up,nnd disuibute theni to the oiTicers and crew. 'i heir c mpt nsaiion vorièa according to the tizo oi the vessel, frorn fil'ieo hundreJ to three thousmd fivehuiuirüd dollars pe.' y ear. Tuking jthe average as n true medium, sttch purser will receive eight dollars per day. These sixty four purscra will receive each year $160,00ü for services of no great diffículty. Suppose them to be paid in wlieat nt 33 cents per bushei, they wil! require 480.001) bushels. 1( tliree formevs can raise a thousand busheis of wheat in a year, it will require fourteen hundretl ani farty farmers to be consumly at work to pay 64 gentlemen pursuers: Thus the labor of twenty tw'o !r.nnci6 isjust equal 10 that of one gentleman. Thisisa geateel situation, and we presume a considerable mnjority oí the incumbents are froni Hlie chivairous Soutli."


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