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We know that, when Hnrrisón was President, he appointed Robert Stuurt, Esq.,of Detroit, v be Indian Agent in the North West - .in excellent appoinlment, loo, os all who knoiv Mr. S. wili agree. Mr. Stuart liad been the President of the Michigan Anti-slnvery Society; and some of hts personal or polilical opponents hunted up the publications of that Society, to sonie of which his narns was attached. and sent them to a Southeri) Senator, to prevent his confirmation by the Senate. Mr. Stuart found out the game, and immediately caused Mr. Calhouu to be put n possession of ihe whole case, that he vas an ahuliiionist, hut not a pohlical aboliiionist, r.nd submit'.ing to l)im whether i Northern man OUght to be disfranchised for holding and promulgating the opinan that slavery is wrong. The birds say hat when the nomination came before ho Senato, in secret session, a Senator )resented ihc fanious documents, and haked that they miglit be read by the clerk. After listoning n while, Mr. Cnlhoun rose and said that he was not mueh edified by having the Señale Chamber turned into an Abolition lecture room, he would move to dispense with the forther read ing; and as to the appointment itself he believed it was a very suitable one, the gentleman nominaled was nota political abolitionist, and he warned Southern Senators that if they introduced the principie that Northern men should be cxcluded from office for the opinión that slavery is wrong, the time might come when Southern men would be opposed on this floor for holding the opinión that slavery is right, and as the South is the wealcer section, they would bedriven tothewa'l in such a contest. Whether nny such remarks were made, wecannot affirm, as all nominotions are actod upon with closed doors. But at any rate, Si nart was confumed. We might remark here on the admission of the South, that all Abolition is virlually harmless which does not vote. We might also speak of the efiect which taking offico is found to exert upon men's anti-slavery eíFiciency. But we forbear. Emoncipator.A correspondent ofthe Liberalor writes from London respecting llio famous Tower, in which so many eminent persons lave been imprisoned: "ín this building, lic Crown Jewels are kept. The old lady who explained them to us, seeined lo take great pride in hnving charge oí so much valué. She told us that they were worth L3,000,000- that the Queen's Crown was worth one million pounda stering. I carne very nenr geüing myself into trouble by indulging in the expressionsofsome of my republican notions. [ remarked, that 1 thanked God that I did not live in a country, where one woman woie a million pounds worth of gold on lier head, while other womcn were starving for potatoes. It wasarash remark, and might have been retortcd most severely, had they known as much about our slnvo system as 1 diJ. I see many things wrong in this govern ment, and sometirnes Ispeak of them; but if do, I am constantly pointed to our slave system. lf I speak ofthe thousands of soldiers, and tho innumerable swarm of constables, which I see standing at the corner of the streets, and in all pnrts of the country, ns being a grcat burthen to the people, and a uselesa expenditurc, 1 am told that is quite as as good as our mobs. If I speak of the corrupt state of their church, and their horse-rncing and proflígate clergy, they say, "As bad as our clergy are, they do not advocate the buying and selling of men, womcn and children, as being in accordanco with the Christian faith, and the teachings of the Bible." (tWe learn that effbrts are molting to procure the establishment of a postroute direct from Ann Arbor to Flint, so as to insure a permanent and regular communiention by mail. Such a mail route is much needed. The northern counties of the State have seltled very fast - the bulk of the mails hasgieatly increasei, while the means of conveyance are no more commodious than formerly. The distance from Ann Arbor to Flint on tho contcmplatcdrouto is but a litlle more than 50 miles, ynt letters and papers are usuolly sent by Detroit, a distance of 110 miles. Wc undertiiand that if the favorable not ce of Congress is obtained, a route will be established in July.