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Amalgamation Proclaimed

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Day
22
Month
May
Year
1863
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Public Domain
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.íigain last evening tne puDlic meeting i of tho Anti-slavery Society was held at e the Cooper Institute. The hall was ouly a'oout one-third filled, and of the audienee six seventlis were ladies. The platform was sparcely occupicd by the invited guests, a large proportion of whom were ladiea, and araong whom the previiloneo of spectacles was particularly ïiotioeable. There seemed a great want of enthusiusm, and there was more swinging of fans than clapping of hands. Tlie door-keepers and ticket takers were negroos, and there was a goodly sprinkling of eitizeus of African descent among tho audienee. The Hutchinsons first sang a song of emancipation, and then'Mr. Lloyd Garrison introduced to the audienee Theodore Tilton, of the Independent. Mr. Tilton said he carne to them once iigniu bringing his aanual gift of the negro. Not the slave ; not the contraband. The times have changed. The opposition now is to tho negro. A' AUfiüSIEXT TOK AMALlJAJIATION. Mr. Tilton thcri spoke of the relative positioü of the Ethiopiau race as highcr than sevcrnl other races in the world, and tlien entered uto an elabórate argu ment in favor of amalgamation as the great future of this country aud race - its highest perfection coming whon the amalgamation is most complete. We are not to have a pure negro race here. We havo uot an isolated race among us except tho Jews, and will any one say that tliey have gained anythiug by that isolatiou? This Americaii people is made up of all peoples. 110 W AMALGAMATION WILL BENEFIT US. Great nations get tlio fibre of their strengt h out of mixed blood. It is a stoppnge of the world's growth to preveut a uniou ot' races. Tho history of u'ld s pjjogress, the history of the civilizatien of all empires, is written in ono Lompiehensive word, which many men aro afraid to speak and many others af raid to hear, and that word is - Amalgamaron ! [Whispers, " Oh, good graeious ! " Applause.] HOW AJIALGAMAT1ON IS COMING ABOUT. What is the progresa of amalgamation in this country. We havo no insolated mee among us. Thè blood of all patiöns is mitiglcd heie. What of the negro blood ? Our fathers wrote in the preamble of the Coustitution : " This Oonstitution is ordained to secure the blessiugs of liberty to us and our posterity." Tlie southern iiitcrpreters say that means white men. But vho are the pnsterity of fouthern white men ? Thev are half black min, (Applause.) What a record of white blood written in the black race on this continent would be seen if it were suddenly to be summoned from threefourths of the four millions in thia country. Your owu eyes have seen how the black race is losing its distinctive character. Tho speaker had been to a negro wedding the other day aud was called to notice that uot one in ten of the company were of pure Afncan feature nnd pure African color. What does it argue ? That tiie negro race is passing away liko the ludían 'í No. Just the opposito. WE S1IALL BE A NATI0N 01' NKGROliS WITH V.liri'E SKINS. It is not black blood that comes to pour itself iuto white veins; it is white blood that comes to pour itself into black veins, and it is a truer aud better state ment to say, not that the black race in this country is passing away, but that i is being absorbed by the white, and a largo part of the. white population in the South is inelting away into the black. - We are absorbiug the great Irish rae and tho Germán race, and the negro rae is absorbing a largo part of the white race. Bufore long, wheu we are asked "Whero is the negro?" we shall poin out negroes ciad in white skins. Th negro is filling lis veins fioin our í'ountains of lifo. The churcli of Christ in the past maj have boen pre-eminently the black race. IIOW T1IE XECillO IS BUTTEB T1IAJJ T1IK WIIITU MAN'. It is said that the most perfect de velopment of skull is that of the Arab, yet there is no slave in Mississippi who does uot know more, by having reaohed up into a perfect nianhood, than the Arab. In all those intellectual aotivities which take their strangc quicken'ug from the moral faculties the negro is superior to the white man. The negro race, as has been said, is the womari of the world. WIIAT NEÖftO ELEMUNTS ÏIIH WHITE RACE NKEDS. We have need of the negro tnirth - ni'cil of hira for his inoitatiog facuiiies. Öthelio wil] nëvér bc filly represented u til il you pcT'nit n negro to g;o upon the bnavüs to rapreseni that chürncter. We hnvo need of tho negro tor bis musical fiicul'.ios. Tho negro is-i superior man - in porti retrpecta he is the gpeütust of mon. ITo nsked that the tieijro liOuld tiiivB the privüogo ot the ballot -box. He must bava :i place beí-itlc! bis white brother in tho jury bos. He asked that theyshonld bc eligible to evcry pn!ili(ï (iïice to which a white man is eliible. ÏRED. D0UULA8S IÍATITKV. THAN m'C I.KI.I.AN ÏORritK.-lUK.NT. T'or itistaneo, lor the next President, ns betueen General McCleüan and FredeHck Dbtiglass, ivhó was Ihelr i;h(iico ? [A'p'pIáHse and Inifghten] - The negro has nn aihninistratii'e power. Jle can wield the cepter. A ih.ack w ín i'ou ;ovi:i;.or oi" soctii CAKOLIXA. The speaker hrpcd to see, bi-foro hfl died, n black man governing tlio State of South Carolina, liítod up t:) that office by the pèoplei Tho negi'oes eliould mt Bxdc hy side wilh iho vvhito man in the cburcb, and In the cara; he should come into the white man's par lor, and be admitted to entire fellowship. God ordains it. The palm of he negro's hand was raada whito to meet the white One of the most suggestivo sights he had seen latey had been that of a negro and an rishman, seated in a cart, at our Oenral Park, driving togotber in pleasant ocial communication. They were göing more directly toward tha millienium ban all the splendid equipüges that were passing them by. Mr. Tilton losed arnid ap plause. SPEECH 01' WENDELL I'IIILLIPS. "Wondell Phillips vas nest introduced. Mr. Phillips announced that the joyal League ladies would hold a neeting on Thursday in the mormng at Dr. Cheever's church, and n the evening at the Cooper Intitute. The subject oí amalgumation, ie Baid, was one of the most appro iriate considerations for an anti-slavery anniversary. Tho place which the nejro ba occupieil and which he is to occupy in tho civilization of the future, concerns the very essence of our entern.-e. Yet still, in the broadest view of Ihequestion, taking into consideraion generations, and that is alvvays easonable in judging nutionalities, he ,hought races are of secondary ïmpor;ance. Mr. Phillips then went at soma ength into historical iuvestigation to ,o provo that races had been of very it.tlo importnnoe in the progress of civlization, and showing that the the advunco of tho world had boen taken up )y one race after another, and that those that were at first ioreinost were at tho end feit far behind in. barbarism. Whe-n the negro race began to have noney and votes they would bo respec,ed. When a black man should carry n his right hand a vote, there was no wlitician vvho would be able then to see the difference in color. He huted the term justice to the negro. Take a Mil of homoeopathie dimensions and iissolve it in tho Atlantic ucean, and vou have more of the essence of that ittle pill in the Atlantic than you had ot justice to the Dégto in all the de rnands that abolitionists have mado. - Ho asks to walk out in the world naked aud free, with the privilege oí wife and children, and wo cali it justice to the negro. But we havo made large progressin a few yoars. It was a proud night when Simms caino back to Bos ton, but prouder still the tala he told us, for it showed hovv far a little eandle throws its beams. Mr. Phillips related sorao of the expcrience of Simms, shouing that wbenever the Southern peoplo honrd that he had beeu n Boston, they did not want him for their slave. Ho brought ono thousand dollars less after it was known he had been to Boston ; that is exactly the price of Boston civilization in New Oileans. So we are carrying Boston civilization into tho South. The Union must carry iibtrty with it. It win take us soine time - uivilizution is not motured in six monlhs. The negro is better educjjted than we are, for he can bear us, and we are a great deal more abominable to him tban he is to us. - How nobly ho vvaits for the result of this contest, aeting cloarly the sure end out oí this tiu'tnoil. The basis of' a firmer Union will be had in the mutual respect of the sections begot of this struggle, and the negro will have his position acknowledged tor tho part he hus played in this contest. He hoped that when another year should come we shonld meet bere not as abolitioniats, but joining in the universal voice of joy becüuse there is no ohuin on the continent, and oommomoratiny; a tri umph for which all blood and all creede rnigbt mingle thar.kngivings. Henry B. Stanton tollowed, and the iliitchinson's closed wilh the John i lirovvn song, . - ni m ii Gen. Moït- Gen. Mott, who was killed at Fredericksburg, was a native of New York, to whioh State be is credited in the army register. His place in the regular servico is Captain in the Ninoteenth Infantry, fiffihg wliat is called an " ofigioal vacauuy," his commission daling Outober 29th, 1861. He was woundcd in two places in tho late Virginia battlee. JSS" Heaven help tho man who thinks he can dodge enemies by trying to please everybody. If such an individual ever sueceeded we should beglad to knovv it. Not tlmt we believe in a man's going througb the woi-ld tryiug to íind a beam to knook his head against ; disputing every man's opinión; fighting, elbowing or crowding all wlio differ from hiui. That ag:iin is r nother extreme, öthér peoplo have a right to their own opinions so havo you; dont't fa 11 into tho énror of supposing they will respect yon for tnrn ing your coat evury day to matofa tlioirs Wear your own colors, spite of wiad and weathcr. storm and sonahine. It causes the vaeillatiiig and irresolate ten tirne. the trouble to whine and biuffle aud twist, that it does Imr.est, manly iudepeudence to stand its cmnd. . Tnu New Mositor8. - Worlc on the new batch of monitors goes on rapidly and satisfactorily. As a clase they will be superior to those used in the recent attaek on the dufences of Gliurleston - several iniprovements lun'ing beeu iutroducod whioh veie puggestod by he issue of that eucouafcer. In Jorsoy City the monitor workinan, who struok sonie (laya ago, have all saus back to }liio!r labora, and the re is no prospect of anothcr outbreak. Sfots on ti:k Sün. - Nino spots of different forrns and sizes are now to be seen on the smi's disc, through powerful téleacopes.

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