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Oüver Johnson wntes hom rennsylvas nia, Sepl 9: "I lieard much whiie in Chester countj respecting fugitives (rom slavery,scores oí whom pass through that región every year. One venerable oíd man, a mcmber of the Sucicty of Friends, told me that he had enterlained no less than forty under his own roof wiihin the last iive roonths; and anoth er Friend stated, Ihat during the period ol twenty-one days,lhey had passed tlirough his neigliborhood at the rate of one tbr every day. Public sentiment has undergone sogreata change ihat the slnveholder is sure to be bafïled, even where the forms of law are in his favor, to regain his flying properly. A righteous public opinión in the free states will ere long throw around the fugitivo slave a wall far more impregnal)le than any stalutory provisions and before which the forms of unrighteous law will fall powerless as the wiihí which were rent assunder by Sampson. Loncha, with a population of 1,000,000, has 12,000 voters : New York, with a pop' ulation of 340,000, polls 41,000 votes.