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The New Counties

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We would 6Uggcst to our old friends who lecture or othemiee labor in the Libeny cause, Ihe importance of early diaseminattng ovr principies throvghthe newly stttled counies. There ara several weiphiy reasons why xertions should be bestowed there in prefernce to the older counliee. 1 . There is far lees nttnchment to the old arlies there thnn in the more ttensely seltled o un'iea. Party Iines have been lese striclly rnwn, and parly diques leas effectually organ zed. L. If there be an effective arui-slavery inuence established in n connty at an early pe od, it wil! propagote tself omoncr the emiranls that come i , and thus easily maintain s position.3. The other parties do rot expend mncli labor on the new couniies. Gen. Cass, C. M. Clay, fcc. visited Detroit, Ann Arbor, ond J.-ickson, ond other prominent places : but did not penetróte through the untravdled ronds of Shiawnssee, Clinton, Lapeer, Kent, Van Buren, fcc. In all these counties the Liberty vote doubled or trebled ot the last election. 4. The influcnce of Liberty, papers and Ipctures is far greater on a tliinly sellled population. It meels wiih less opposing and di? tracting1 obstacles, Consider the case of the tenant of a solitary log house, who takes but one paper and reads it througk every week - ho thinkd of its contente when alone at his aily avocationa, and talks them over when at ork with his neighbors - who seldom sees a )oljtician, am' cares little for his opinions, and ho carries out h3 own notiona of things, in lis own independent manner: - the influence " the newspaper which he takes willbe proigiou8 upon such a man and upon his family. ow suppose that newspaper to be a Liberty aper- euppose ií come to him fifiy-two times yeari bringiníj principies, thoughts and sugestionö which commend themselves to his onscience and his judgment - auppose him to ead no other papers by which the force of íese can be averted or misrepresented - supose the paper to be conducted with that reard to truth and candor which gains his aproval and confidence - will not the influence 'such a Liberty pnper be powerful npon him, s family, and his neighborhood? In fact, e more isolated he ia from his fellow men, ie greater will be the energy of thoee influnces which do reach him, wbether they be or güod or evil . Lef. Liberty men then, see to it that this clase of our fellow citizensobe reached by antislavery trutbs.05 The fact that slaveholders fill by far the greatest portion of the national public offices, is becoming generally known among all classes of people. The Abolitionists have longproclaimed it, and established it by statistical tables: many northern Whig papers often refer to it, now thnt they are no longer trying to elect a Slaveholder to the Presidency; and here and there a Democratie paper mutters its indignation. The subject has been broached indirectly in Congress by the introduction of a resolution requiring that in the appointment to office under the General Government, said officers shall be apportioned among the States according to the proportion of their representation in Congress. Th is proposal,. it will be seen, gives the slavesholders a arge amount of offices on account of ïeir slaves: but were it adhered to, the pproximation to equity would be far reater than it now is. Slaveholders vill possess an undue proportion of the )ubllc offices, so long as individuals of that class are made Presidents. Mr. Wentworth offered to amend the resolution by addingthe words "providing thère are not men enough in the District of Columbia and the States of Virginia and Maryland to hold the offices." The resoluiion was then laid over, on notice of debate.The oase of Thurlow vs. the Commonvealth of Massachusetts, now before ihe Supreme Court, is exciting considerable ttenlion. It seems that the case has een carried up to test the validiiy of the Ícense laws of Massachusetts. The laintiffcontends that after having imlorted brandy from France and paid the uties upon it, he has a constitutional ight to sell it. Messrs. Webster and Choate spent two daysin arguing thisposítion. They contended that if a State could step in and interfere or embarrass he traffic in one article of trade it might n nnother, and by taxation indireclly control the commerce of the country. I will be seen that the decisión will be o nterest to all the States.{L7" The four Democratie Representatives from Maine voted againt the joint resolution for annexing Texas. They have addressed a letter to their constituents, stating as the principal ground of their opposition, that it secured the institutionof slaveryin nearly all the territory, and intimating that they would have voted for a bilí which would have divided the territory equally between freedomand slavery. This, it seems, is Northern Democracy ! Slavery is to be recognized as an established fundamental institution of the nation, which ia to receive precisely the same amount of homage and obedience that is due to Liberty!The U. S. Gazette publishes a letter from Father Matthew, in which he states that the recent derangement of his pecuniary affairs has rendered it impossible for hiro to fulfil his promise of visiting Americathe ensuing sumraer, neither can ,heset.a time, but will come as soon as possïble.


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