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We learn from the Emancipator that the legislature have acted in full and with almost absolute unanimity, on the several {oints recommended by the Governor - thus showing that the Constitutional scruples have been removed, or rather, thatthe pro-slavery darkness has been dispelled, which prevented decisive action last year; and showing also, tlmt the efïbrts of the Liberty party have indeed united the other parties, to meet all our demands, so far. Resolutions were adopted by the Legislature agamst the annexation of Texas, in favor of thespeedy abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia in support of the right of petition, and also the two following: Resolved, That we desire the speedy abolition of slavery throughout the whole land; and that we wiil use all just and lawful means within our power, to accomplish that end. Resolved, That the right of kdbeas corpus and trial by jury are sacred and inviolable, and cannot lawfully be denied, even by State Legislatures, to any human being in the land, irrespective of color or condition; and that we regard all laws passed bv our sister States denymgthese rights, as unconstitutional and void. The last resol ution, it will be observed, covers very broad ground. These resolutions were adopted in the House unanimously. The bill for the further protection of Personal Liberty, forbidding the citizens of Vermont to assist in detaining or carrying out of the State any person claimed as a slave, passed the House by a vote of 167 to 5. One of the five was "a glorious Democrat!" The Senate returned the bill with an amendment saving officers of the Federal Government m the State, and persons acting under them. Mr. Whittemore explainedthat one object of the word "ei tizen," was to prevent persons in this State from becoming agents of slave-holders. - Mr. Folsom thought the amendment destroyed the bill. The amendment was agreed to. The Vermont Freeman relates an incident that occurred at a dinner given to Col. Johnson. Col. J. P. Miller. the Grecian Hero, was cálled on for a toast. After a few remarks in praise of the Colonel, he said: ''Vermont must respect and honor him for what he had done, but before she could fold hún to her political bosom, there must be another great act performed, which would be explained by the sentiment he was about to give. Mr. President, I give you as a sentiment - 'The extinction of American slavery.' The toast was received with deafening applause, and the gallant and generous Colonel from Kentucky, for once. I arn sure, has hcard a little of abolition in New England. It passed off well, and we have not heard of any offence being taken."


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