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The Latimer Petition

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Mr. Adarns having faÜcd to obtain a suspension of túe rules to allow him to present bis petitions, has tent them to the Clerk, under the special rule. Mr. Lea vilt hopes cach State will send in a roll next year as large as chis frorn Massachusetts.- Ve coincide with Mr. L. upon tlñs oue condition, that it be followed up by corresponding polilical aclion. We sbould regret to eee a roll from Michigan sent to Washington, s igned by flve or ten thousand legal voters, praying that this State muy be separated from all connection wilh slavery, and then fínd tliat ííie same persons suslain at the pulls the mei and the partiea that treat the whole matter with contempt. The EmanciLor says truly: "Fifty one thousand votes scïittered all over the free States, wouíd produce a far deeper nr.d more abiciinji impro.-?ion, thon a Latimer petition signed by 51,000 persons from each and every ono of the free States." it is the part of wisdom to use appropriate ineans to nccomplish its ends. Petitionmg was formerly the best means that could be used to secure an ogitation of the subject through the community . The efficacy of th6 means is now much icss than formerly, and in our opinión, rs of but little use as a means of agitation, bui should bo resorted to by ffté Liberty Party chicfly ns nn exponent of its views k. as such, it should not be abandoned. Theappearance of Liberty votes at the polls isthe best means of securing respect for Liberty principies. The Massachusctts Liberty Convention coincided with the proposition for a National Convention. We publish the all of the National Committee tö-dny, by which it will be seen that it is to be held at Buflalo uu the L4tli and iOlh of May.


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