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IM'BLISHE;:/ UY VILLIAM H. BURLEIGH. « 0 m STATE STBBET, HAHTFOBI), OOjnf. T E R M S . I"wo l>ou.Aiia RCB AHNDM—from whicn I'AY l > n l s will be deducted if paid «tnctljr in »dTance. I'wu dollars to City S'llwcribere. who recei»e tha i>i|icr by the Carriei. copies. Koca C»t(T«. .No diRcrence wi!! be paid upon Eicnangei, Daily m Wfjekly. No p»,-ier disoontiniiea 'lU all arrearage* are paid, at the oDtiun of tt t Publisher. I>etter» anc. Coi munirations must be ad- «rrs.'ed to the Publisher, lET" Pat Paid. Cor, -s|>oinlent« will lie per oilteil to sjieak their •wn sen. meiits (Imwei-T wiclfiy differing from outs) np<in their o«n res|Hiniiibility—im these mnditions, that they ouungc neither decency, K<XK1 Knulish, nor Kood taste, aiul give tbrir names tn tlie Publisher. This last wo retjuire for our »wn salisfactioD—not W the publir. TERMS OF ADVERTISircy. At>TERTisEiiiCN'T8 will be • iserted at th« follow- • lag rates: For one Sfjuare, or 20 lines, tlin-e weeks, t l 00 •• Cuntinuaiice each insertion, - 20 " Ten lines or half square, three weekx, C3 . *• Continuance eacn insertion. 10 One siiuare a year, • 10 OO;] ~ Ol> atjuare a year with pnvilege of cbaiixing once m three wet ka. 12 00 ; a n a n t i - s l a v e ry N£W SEKIES. FAMl LY NEWSPAPER T H E MOTHER. BV HAKS C. AKDEB8EK. TUere sat a mother with a liule child.— She was so downca-t, so afraid it should die. It was so pale; the small eyes had closed themselves ; it drew its breath so softly, and now and then with a deep res-piration ; as if it s ghed ; and the mother looked still more sorrowfully on the little creature. Th 'n a knocking was heard at the door, and in came a jwor old man wrapped up as in a horse cloth, foe it warms one, and he needed it, and it was the c >ld winter fiea.s<>n. Everything out of doors was covered wi h ice and snow, and the wind blew so that it cut the ff««. As the old man, trembled with cold, and ihe little child slept a moment, the mother went and jwured some ale into a pint pot, and set it on the stove that it might be warme i for him; .the old man sat and rofked the cradle, and the mother sat down on a chwir close by him, looked at her lit-tle child Miat drew its breath so deep, and raised his little h ind. "Do you think I shall save him ?" said she. "our Lord will not take him Irom me And t'le old man—it was Dea h him-self— nodded so strangely it could just as j well signify yes as no. And the mother; looked down in her lap, and the tears ran I down over her cheeks ; her head became ! so heavy, she had not closed her eyes for j three days and three nights ; and now she slept, but only for a minute, when she started up and trembled whh cold.— • Wh It is that ?" she said, and looked on all siiles ; but the old man was gone, and her little jchild was gone—he had taken i tj with him^ and the old clock in the comer! burred and burred ; the great leaden weight ran down to the floor, plump! and then the old clock also stood still. But the poor mother ran out of the house and cr.ed aloud for her cliild. Out there, in the midst of the snow there sat a woman in long black clothes, and she said—"Death hsis been in thy chamber and I saw him ha.«ten away with thy little child; he goes faster than the wind, and he never brings back what he takes !" "Oh! only tell me wh'ch way he went!"; said the mother, "tell me the way, atid I shall find h;m ! ' "I know i t ! " said the woman in the black cJothes, "but before 1 tell it thou I must first sing for roe all the songs thou hast sung for thy child. I am lond of them ; I have heard them before: I am Night; I saw thy tears whil'st thou sang'st ^ them !" ! "I will sing them all, all," said the mo- j ther, "but. do not stop me now—I maj- j overtake him—I may find my child !" j But Night s ood siill and mute. Then the motlier wrung her hands, sai g and w ept. and there were many songs, but yet manv moic tears ; and then Ni^ht said— "Go'ti> the rig! t, into tli« dark pine forest; thither, I saw Deatli take his way with thy child ! Th« roads crossed each other in the de].tli8 of the forest, and she no longer knew whitlier she irhould go : then ihere stood a thftru bush; there was n-i.herleif nor flower on it ; it was al>oin the cold winter season, and the ice flakes hung up-on the branches. *'Hast thou not seen Death go past with ! my li'tle child i"' said the iiiOther. "Yes," said the ihom-hush, "but I will not tell thee which way he took, unless thou wilt first warm me up at thy heart.— | I am freezing to death—1 shall become a j lump of ice." And she pressed the tliom-bu.'h to her breast so fimly Uiat il might be thorough y j warmed, and the thorns went ri^ht into her flesh, and her b ood flowed in large drop>, but the thoin-bush sent forth Iresh ' green leaves, and there came fioweis on it! in the cold winter night in ihe heart of the ' afflicted mother who was so wann; and the thorn-bush told her the way she should | go- She then came to a Lirge lake, whe e there was neither ship nor boa'. The lake was not frozen sufficiently to l>ear; her ; neither wa-s it o|)en nor low enough that she could wade through it ; and across it she must go if she wouhl find her child. Then she lay <'own to d ink up the lake, and that was an impossibility' for a human being, but the afflicted mother i thought that a miracle might happen to : her neveriheles.i!. i "Oh ! what wonld I not give to come | to my child said t!.e weeping mother ; and she wept still more and her eyes sunk down in the dei'ths«.f the waters, and be-came two precious pearls ; but the water bore her up, as if she sat on a swing, and she flew in the rocking waves to the shore on the 0p|)0site side, where there stood, a mil'' broad, a strange house, one knew no< if it were a mountain with forests and caverns, or if it were built up ; but the poor motSer could not see it, she had wept her eves out. "Where shall I find Death who took sway my child ?" said she. "He has not come here yet," said the old grave A m a n who was appointed to look afier Death'n great green bouse.— "How have you been able to find the way hither, and who helped you r" "Our Lord has helped me," said she.— "He is merciful, and you ^vill be also ;— where shall I find my child ?" "Nay, I know not," said the woman, I "and you cannot see ! Many flowers and trees have wi hered this night. Death will soon come and plant them over again. You certainly know that every person has his or her life's tree or flower, just as eve-ry one happens to be settled; they look like every other plant, but they have pul- ; sat ions of the heart. Children's hearts : can also beat, go after yours, perhaps you i may know your child's; but what will; you give iae if I tell you what you shall' do more ?" " I have noth'ng to give," said the af-flicted mother, "but I will go to the world's end for you." "Nay, I have nothing to do there," said the woman, "hut yon can give me your long black hair; you know yourself that it is fine, and that' I like it. You sl-.all have my white hair instead, that's always something." "Do you demand nothing else?" said she ; "that I jila ily give you.'' And she ! gave her fine black hair, and got the old ; woman's white hair instead. So^ihey went info Death's great green ' hous>\ w;here the flowers and trees grew \ strangely into one another. There%tood | fine h j acinths under glass bells, and there I stood strong-stemmed peonies ; there grew | wnter plants, some so fresh, others half sick; the water snake lay down ujwn them and black ci-abs pinched their stalks.— There stood beautiful palm t n e s , oaks and plaintains; there stood parsley and flowering thyme ; each tree and every flower had its name; each of them was a human life, the human fiamesiill lived— one in China and one in Greenland — round about in the world. There were lar;re trees in small pots, so tlmt they stood stunted in growth, and ready to burst the pots: in other places there was a lit-tle flower in rich mould, with moss round it, and it was petted and nursed. But the distre.ised mother bent down over all the sma lest plants and heard within them the human heait beat; and amongst millions she knew her chilli's. "There it is," cried she, and stretched hi r hand out orer a little blue cndcus that hung quite sickly on one side. "Don't t' uch the flower," said the old woman, "but place yourself here, and when Death comes—[ expect him every mo-ment— do not let him pluck the flower up, but threaten him that you will do the same with others. Then he will be afraid, for he is responsible for them to our Lord, and no one dares to pluck them up before he gives leave." All at once an icy cold ruslied through the great hall, and the blind mother knew that it was Death that came. "How hast thou been able to find thy way hither?" he asked. "How couldst thou c<:me quicker than I ?" "1 am a mother," said she. And Dejith stretched out his long hand towards the little flower, but she held her hands tight round his^ and yet afraid that she should touch one of the leaves. Then Death blew on her hands, and she felt that it was colder than the n o r ^ winds, and her hands fell down powerltw. "Thou cjmst not do anything against me," said Death. "But our Lord can," said she. " I only do his bidding," said Death ; "I am his gardener; I take all his flowers and trees and phint them in the great gar-den of Paradise, in the unknown land— but how they grow there, and how it is there, I d a r t not tell ihee." "Give me my child!" said the mother, and .-he wept and praj'ed. At once she si'ized hold of two beautiful flowers dose by, with CHch hand, and ci ied out to Death, " I will tear all thy flowers off, for 1 am in de.-jiair." "Touch them not," said Death. "Thou sayst thou art unhajipy, and now thou will make another mother equally unhap-py." "Another mother !'' said the poor wo-man, and directly let go her hold of both the flowers. "There, thou hast thine eyes," said Death ; "I fished them up from the lake ; they shone so bright 1 knew not they were thine. Take them again; they are now brighte; than before; now 1. ok down into the deep well close by; I shall tell you the names of the flowers thou wouldst have pulled up, and thou wilt see their whole future life—their whole human ex-istence ; see what thou wast about to dis-nto t ^ ^ - e l l; e h ^ f l n i e be-d—- f^ee how turb and de.-troy. And she looked down into and it was a happiness to see came a blessing to the world—-fosee how much happiness and joy were felt every-vrhere. And she saw the other's life, and it was forrow and distress, horror and wretchedness. ^ "Both of them are God's will," said Death. "Which of them is Misfortune's flower, and which is that of Happiness ?" asked she. "That I will not tell thee," said Dea'h; "but thistbi.u shall know from me,that the one flower was thy own child; it was thy HARTFORD, CONN., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7 , 1 8 4 8 .* child's f i t e thou sawest—thy own child's future life." ^^ Tfasqrflie Sofher screamed with terror. "Which of them was my child? Tell it me—save the innocent—save my child from all that misery! rather take it away; take it into God's kingdom. Forget my tears, forget my prayer, and all that I have done.'' "I do not understand thee," said Death. "Wilt thou hav»» thy child again, or shall I go with it there, where thou dost not know ?" Then tli^; mother wrung her hands, fell upon her knees, and prayed to our Lord. "O hear me not when I prny against thy will, which is the best; hear me not!— hear me not!" And she bowed her head down in her lap, and Death took her child, and went with it into the unknown land. From the Chicago (III) Citizen. FREE SOILERS AWAKENING. The Tocsin is sounding For Freemen to rally ; The sliout is resounding From mountain and valley ; Through prarie and glen Sound the watchword again, Till the universe answers, Free Soil and Free Men. When freemen assemble In virtue united, Tbe proud tyrants tremble. Like doves when affrighted ; They know that the day Of their tyrannous sway. Like the mist of the morning is passing away. When haughty Belshazzar Was feasting and drinking, Of beauty and pleasure And happiness thinking, A hand on the wall Was perceived by them all, Becording his sentence, his ruin, and fall. Lo! Freedom awakens, Tbe tyrant is smitten, His palace is shaken His sentence is written, On Columbia's sod. Long polluted with blood. It is written in fire by the Angers of God. Lo ! Freemen are waking, And light beams around them ; Free spirits are breaking The chains that have bound them; And the millions who long Have submitted to wrong. Like a giant from sleep now arise fresh and strong. Like the roar of the ocean Wh.'n tempests are breaking, In ft-arful commotion All nature awaking. Like the cataract's roar When the proud waters pour. Proclaiming tbe power of their might evermore. So nations are waking From ages of slumber, Free spirits are breaking The chains that encumber Spurning all base control. While the lire of intelligence lights up the v/hole. The Tocsin in sounding For Freemen to rally, The shouts is resounding From hill lop and valley. From mountain and glen It re-echoes again. Free Spirits, Free Labor, Free Soil, and Free Men. Ottawa, III. L. FABI^K.—The sword of the warrior was taken down to brighten ; it had not been long out of use. The rust was soon rubbed ofT, but there were spots that would not go, they were of blond. It was on the (able near the pen of his Secie. tary. The pen took advantxce of 'he! first breath of air to move a little further i off. "Thou art right," said tht? sword, ' 'I am a bad neighbor." "1 fear ihee not,'',said the pen, " I am morep'iwerfiil than thou art; but I love not thy society." '•I exterminate,'' said the sword. "And I perpetuate," answered the pen; "where were thy victorie.^ if I recorded them not? Even wlier? thou thyself shall be one day—in the Lake of Oblivion." TRDTH.—The insipid French novels, with which nur country is deluged, are the seeds «if robbery, arson, piracy, and a3.4»s-sination. 'I hey give false views of life, and taint with every touch. It is absurd to call them literature at all. But, it may be asked, do they shine ? Yes, like a rot-ten loz, or a putrescent carcass, which is phosphorescent because it is decayed.— When our people learn to read good books only, then may we look for a return of go'id morals, and not till then.—liiskop Potter. From the Albany Atlas. "SOUTHERN INSftUmCSe —A NEW PLATFORM—THE ULTIMATUM OP THE NORTH." The Cleveland Platndealer was one of the most assiduous laborers iu the cause of Ciiss, and one of the most influential of the many jnurnals in Ohio, which as the result shows, labored fur iha\ candi-date, with singular success. ^ It attempted lo identify its candidate with I be cause of Freedom, and ii seems that a few numbeis uere distributed at the South, to prove that Cass was false to slavery. A VVhig suliscriber from Geor-gia, who regrets that be had not 5000 copies, (for he says he could have carried the St:ile by 20,000 votes with them,) ungratefully writes the editdr that he is prepared to give a coat of tar to him, the first lime be catches him in Ga. 'I'he proffer suggests a train of reflec-tions to the Cass editor, the results of which he gives lo the reader in an article, the title of which we quote above. "Tbe South," he siivs, '-meets us in convention, mob us into two third rules, giving to a minority (themselves) the power lo control the majority; and then if they do not get a man from the South, which in ten cases out of eleven they have done, they are sure to hold the bolter's rod ill terrurem over the head of the | Northern candidate, unless he pledges j himself lo Southern ductrlncs and South-1 cm policy." • Posting the accounts.he finds that while | by the doughfacism, the great central j States, New York and Pennsylvimia are I lost, the doubtful States, Connecticut, &c. thrown beyond the possible reach of the parly, and the line of Northern Border Slates from Maine lo Wisconsin, rendered doubtful,tlie Southern Slates almost unan-imosly abandon the candidate ihey have forceJ on the party, for another of an op-posite political creed, hijt iVon^ their "sec-tion" and connected witn their institution. He concludes, very tOsrectly, we think, that ''the parlnernhip business does not pay expenses." The Plaindealercojfcs an extract from a letter of Col. Jefferson Davis, Demo-cratic Senator from Mississippi, and son-in- law tjf Gen. Taylor, which presents the ultimatvm af the South. We copy the extract : '•Upon the right of slaveholders to mi-grate with their propery belonging in common to the Slates of the Union, you have been presi-nted by the Nor'h witii an issue rffens'.ve to your self-respect as un-just to your constitutional rights." « It has been assumtd that domestic sla-very is a moral MApoUlical evil nuAfvom the hypothesis of those who are practi-cally ignorant of the suhjec't, the conclu-sion is drawn that its further extension should be prevented. In the face of ail historical truth, it has been in the same quarter asserted that slavery is the crea-tion of local law. As property, it is reg-ulated i>y law; but where are the statutes legul-dting il.' Traced lo the time of the law-giver Moses, we find it then treated as au established state of society, and regulations made for it as such. So il is viewed in our iedeial compact. Its conditii. n of existence is to be decided by Slate sovereignties only, being'beyond the range of letleral legi^latioll.and above the power <ifterritorial government. This issue, in ihe form in which il is presented admits of «o compromise; one or the other must yield before there can be any basis for adjustment. The Southern States have to some extent shown a willingness to consider ihe Missouri compromise as a compact and cuntinue it; but this cannot be acceded to those who contend for the tolal exclusion of slavery from the terri-tories, resting as it must upon our righis as joint proprietors of the public domain. In deciding the qaegtion, with which of the two great parties of the Union should tbe South affiliate, it is important to in-quire how they stand with us upon this grave issue." To this the Plaindealer replies in Ian-guage ill which we are sure will he un-hesitatingly and unanimously sustained by the pe-iple of Ohio. Il is the sentiment of the. Democracy of New York, which is thus forcibly uttered, in liiue, we trust,for the impending crisis, by their brethren of Ohio: "In a case so clear, in a cau.ce so just, we love to fight; and ra^htr than see sla-very exten led one inch beyond its present liiiiUs, we wouhl rather see this Union rent asunder, dearly as we do now and ev-er have cherished it. If the ]K>litical un-ion of these States is only to be preserved bj- burying our consciences ami yieldirg assent lo the doctrine that 'slavery is i.o e v i l ' and after submitting to su h mural degradation, be told that the Government, in order lo be safely administered under such a principle, *nust he constantly kept in Southern hands; if under our ov\n con-stitution we have got to give slavery and slave labor the smie footing on free s:nl with freedom and free labor, and run a tilt over the world or wherever our territori-al acquisitions may be, with this d imnable i'lSlitution; then better the tie of confede-ration be broken than to submit to such dishonorable terms. No—Dear as this Unioa is to us, and fervently as we desire that time, while it crumblesthe false foart-dat'on of o t h e r . ^ v £ n i m ^ 8 , may mii stability and glory to ours; yet, rather far would we see it resolve into its origin-al elements to-morrow, than that its duia-tion should be maintained on principles so fatal lo public virtueand political freedom. We warn the South against this mad scheme of extending Slavery into territo-ry now free. The North wM not submit to it. The bounds of slave territory in this Republic arefxed ! Justice antl hu-manity have demanded it, and the popu-lar will has decreed i(. As says Senator Davis, so say we ; let there be 'iVb Com. promise' on this subject." HOW ARE THE MIGHTY FALLEN! "Hut yesterday the ward of Corwin might Have stood against the world; now, 2\oue so low as to do him reverence." In 1840, Corwin was absolutely irre-sistible. Two years ago, he was ripen-ing rapidly for the Presidency. Then he made his Mexican speech and shot clean out of the sphere of availability. That day he stood before the S^inate liku Dan-iel's image, in excellent brightness and the f'orm thereof was terrible. The head was of fine gold, the breast of silver, the thighs of brass, but the feet were partly iron and partly clay. Under a temporary inspiration, his inmost soul was opened, and he delivered a message jthove his own comprehension and purpose. Belter for him if he had not known the truth, than thus to throw it out and then run away in terror of its slrenglh and beauty. There is a crisis in every man's life who is meant for greatness, when the invisible things are opened to him, and then he cither bravely crosses his Jordan, or is ordered hark to wander in the wilderness, mingling with the common crowd, till >his carcass is wasted by the way.' Thedis-oliedient prophet is sure to be thrown overboard by the sailors to appease the storm, which he raised. Corwin forget-ting his patriotism in a swell of broad. b'-eas;ed philanthropy, invoked for his marauiiing countrymeq a welcome with 'bloody hands and hospitable graves' in Mexico. That will never he fi>rgiven to him; and his practical and pitiful recanta-tion in the late canvass, forfeits the synk-pathy iind respect of that high sentiment to which he first appealed, but afterwards betrayed. Alas, how many are called and how few are chosen! Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, Cassius and Corwin, all in turn, have juilged themselves unworthy of immortality, and their light has gone out in contempt. Every man sent to the world with a high purpose is taken up into his mountain to be tempted, and if he there fiirget that man cannot live by bread alone, his lif;3 loses its meaning, and the miracle sulisides into a mi.serabie mistake (orever.—Philad. Republic. THANKSGIVING SERMON. The New Yoik Tribune ptblishes a .^ermon delivered in that city "on thanks-giving day. Nov. 23d, at the Sullivan M. E. Church, by Rev. D. W. Clark," in which the subject of Slavery and Slave Extension is ably bandied. We make the following extract: " I will not attempt a delineation oC the evils of Slavery. Its-deep stains of avarice, cruelly and blood; its foul pollu-tions. unfeeling stripes and bitter waitings; its utler disregard of all the lender ties of huiiiiinity, its dese. ration of all that is sa< r< d in man and virtuous in woman,are evils which'no imagination can conceive, and no fancy paint; but their solemn reg-ister is before the Throne on High. How nian\', even under the broad pennant of liberty, have been torn away from their native land, the home of their fathers,tbe lender scenes of their youth, and con-demned to perpetual servitude in a strange land! How many are smuggled into our country through the insufliciency of our laws, and the cruel indifference of Na-tional a d Stale authorities. Over how large a portion of the land may the clank-ing of chains be heard, and the manacles of slavery he seen ! Even beneath the very Temple of Freedom, the Capital of our country—where the Eagle of Liberty spreads his boldest, broadest wing—eveu there, from morn to night, is the mana-cled slave compelled lo groan in unpitied servitude and unrequited toil ! Alas ! for our hollow professions of liberty and equally! With Jefferson, ' I t r e m b l e for my country when I remember that God is just!' "The extension of this enormous evil, this blighting and withering curse over territory now free—and thus to increase ihe number of the en.vlaved, a d to per-petuate the evil—would be to fill up ihe measure of our natiimal guilt upon the 8id)ject. Anil for myself^ 1 am satisfied that ihis is an evil ihat can be averted only by the establishment of free territo-rial governments over those provinces laid open, by our recent cnnquests, to such in-cursion*. I blush for my country when I remember bow often her high preroga-tives have been prostituted for the sup. port of an institution at war with the dearest interests of humanity and the most sacred right of man. The day when this is to cease, we lru«t, is drawing near.— May God hasten the time wheu, as a na-tion, we shall be enabled to wash our hands of an evil not'inaptly characterized | Mr.-Wenl^y wsllie sum'of all villany."! EXTINGUISHMENT OF SLAVERY I N MISSOURI. It is undeniable that communities in the higher latitudes—as far north as Missouri —grow with vastly niore rapidity in wealth and population, without shivery than vcith it; and it is so clear that, in this State, the important truth is every day creating a deeper and livelier impression; that we should not be at all surprised, if some immediate measures weie set on foot to gradually fiee Missouri firoin what is felt to be a serious evi!f It is. we think, triie, that slavery here, although it should be left to itself, will expire from the operation of natural cau-ses, within a comparatively short period of time. Yet, though this is Ihe belief of many, there is a very large body of (fitizens who wi.«h t o t 'rn that belief into certainty. They wish when they invite immigrants to our fine 3_ il and climate— and our immense minei il resources—to be abl'^ to show them the incontrovertible evidences and assurances that slavery will ceass to exist in Missouri from and after a certain date. Tell enterprising, industri-ous and patriotic farmers and mechanics, j miners and manufacturers abroad.that you have no doubt that slavery will cease here ! shortly—that natural causes fiivor that | belief—and they will probably reply that | perhaps you are right, but that neverthe-less, "there is no knowing." Show ihem h'>wever, an act of the Legislature, which declares that no person born in this Stale after the fourth of July, eighteen hundred and sixty, shall be held as a dlave,and you then at once convince them that slavery has touched its limit here. From Ihe passage of such an act Missouri will be regarded all over the United States and Europe, as a free State. The thousands of immigrants who now avoid us and make for territories north of us, will come here, «nd Missouri will be in developed resources, what she is naturally, the rich-est Slate in Ihe Union. There are many reasons why immigrants should prefer IVlissouri supposing slavery extinct here. Her position is central—her soil as fertile as any in the Union—her mines probably richer, and her climate as healthy as any region of the Mississippi Valley, from St. Anthony to Balize. Missouri has sometimes been spoken of as a point to which the seat of the Nation-al government might ba very fitly trans-ferred. It is central—looking at the vast territory west as w ell as east of us, and it is also easily accessible by means of tlie Mississippi and its tributaries. The new constitution as approved by the conven-tion. oflered the cession of the jurisdic-tion over the tract near us—embracing the town of Carondelet—for the estab-lishment, if desired, of the national seat of government. The locality is unob-jectionable; and in one contingency we should by no means despair of seeing Carondelet and its neighborhood, rise to the dignity of being capital of the U iited States. There is acontingency,however, which must make all such hopes idle, and that is the continued existence of slavery here. Once assure the nation that the existence is limited—once let the people know for a certainty Ihat Missouri is actually, or in immediate prospect, a FREE STATU—and we may rely upon it, that her chances for securing the establish-ment of the Capital are quite equal to those of any State in Ihe Union. Il is believed that any legislative mea-sures taken—if they are as they ought to be—judicious and careful of the rights of| property—can be carried through the As-sembly without opposition or agitation.— It is believed that tbe community general-ly are now ripe for such means.- Thi< may be a mistake, and if so—ifgreal agi-tation might be expected lo follow the stirring of this matter, then the pressing' of a measure so desirable in many res- i peels, would not he expedient. It would I be preferable that things should take their I course—as the final lesult would be the same. But it being generally conceded "that slavery will cease here of itself with-in a few years—:here is no harm and there is much benefit, in assuring the world thai it will cease after a certaiu period. It is not impossible that the attention of the Legislature now about to sit, will be invited to this subject.—St. Louis People's Daily Orgin. NO EXTENSION ! NO COMPROMISE!! These words should be the rallying cry of the free Stiles; not • for themselves alone, but for suffering humanity; for tbe sake of the slaVes in the Siaies where we have n^ control over the subject, and still more for ihe sake of the non-slaveholding whites, comprising a large majority of the while population of those States; We should rally to this cry, for the sake of the vast regions which have come in our possession, and of the swarming myriads who are lo peop'e them. We see that the Washineton Union is again pressing a compromite of the sub-j'' cl, and urging that ii sbiHjid be dune at the present session of Congress. Is there a northern member so base, so r B O s m . ^ L . PKinCIPLBS PUmPOBSB. . Th* CHABTBB OAK, would wmnm A N AY MEO^ iog the CBABTU or RM S i a an fima th« pop uT Tyramy. It ia a Fne Paper,—iut tkanibre a chaiuMl for al! babU»—but what it would my, it •*i I aiijr freely. It will Maud in defenae of all right, bowe«er lowly and down-trodden, and throw ratmka inlu the face of all wrong, whether in poiple awl Dnwdcloth, or in raga and >qualor. Yet, though H unitea the sin, it will not hate the nnner. It wtM lie chiefly devoted to the cause of LIBBBTT, aii viM^ing indsrendent political action against Slave ry, but it win wear the collar of no Party. It will aim to mahe whole, not demolish Govenunert,—te wiest its sce|>tre from the hamis of o|iptMsois, not lit break it. It would not put a fire-orand to Churck aihl State, to purify tliem,—but spare the TiphB while it routs the vermin that are thronging ni. I.ITESATOBB, of B hearty, manly sort, will havt. - pltice here, with all that tends toward human elev^ lion. We sliall seek not to divorra the spirit of Pro-gti- ss from tbe sense of Beauty—but rather aim t« wilt Kefinement to Reform—not forgetting, hvweveii lo use the sctiurge when high-handed wickediieas shall ilemaml it. Passing Rvento and fixed Prinei ^ pl<!S, the transient News, and tbe eternal Lawa, ahall tiiHl • laeutd in our Paper; and eveiytking whidi IsHieal eadeavor, food will and aena exiaenene* fan do, will lie attempted, to make it welconM to iw friends, a blessing to Humanity. aaJ to ouiaelvao » •iiaiia of an honest livelihood. VOL. III. NO. 49. t-eacherous lo Freedom and to the opin-ions of his own constituent.-*, as t«> yield an ini h on this ques'ion ? We trust not, but we shall see. Thousands and tens of thiMisaiids of men who are uncompnunis-itigly attached to the principle of non-ex'eiision of slavery, have been induced to vote for Cass cr Taylor at the last elec-tion, as they supposed tme or the other would he most likely to favor this princi-ple, and on the ground that it was practi-cally a choice of two evils which was better than to give a vote where it would be h)st. These men do not (ieel pledged to one party or the other, and are deter-mined that they will not uphold any parly or set of men in sacritiring the principles of freedom. The member of Congie.<s who shall abandon those principles, will have lo encounter the opposition of these men. It is of great importance, that this sub-ject should be kept actively before tbe people—that a public .sentiment.so strong that it cannot be mistaken, should be sus-tained, so that those, if any such there should he, who .<iell themselves to the foes of liberty, shall be left without apol-ogy, and that tho.ee who are true to lr<'t— dom shall be nerved to the contest by the strong tide of public opinion, setting in their favor.— Chronotype. CAN T H I S BK SO.' The Editor of the Anti-s!avery Bug'e, Salem, Ohio, speaking of the sentence of O'Brien, says: "But in this, England is certainly he-hind the spirit of the age, though perhaps not so far behind as some other nations. We have one in ourmiiid that claims to be as enlightened, as humane, and as Chris-tian as England—one of whose laws de-clares Ihat in case of arscn committed by a certain class of persons, the offender shall have his head cut offjiis Lidy divided in'o quarters, and the pans set up in the most p:iblic places! "What thinii you, reader, of such a ~ fact? If you should seek this law with the expectation of finding il, look not for it among the laws of Italy, search not the statutes of Austria, trouble not yourself with an inquiry into the Prussian laws, but go to the slave code of the DIS-TRICT OF COLUMBIA, there seel, and ye shall find it!" We (lid not think there was such a law upon the statute book-i of our country.— If there is such a la w, striie it oit, and with it strike out slavery from the District of Cohmibia? Repeal! Repeal! Abolish! Abolish!—True Democrat. The Washington Union is urging the settlement t)f the question of the extension of Slavery at the ensuing session of Con-gress. It says: "The South is perfectly willing to ad-just this question iu the most conciliatory spirit. As far as we are advised, it is perfeclly willing to divide the country he-tween ihem on the principle of tb« Mis-souri Compromis**—giving the North the lion's share. If the North rejects this proposition on the ground t h a ^ b e terri-tory is now free, and they wyflBter con-fcnt to settle it with s l a v e s , l i ^ ^ P e South proposes to leave the w h o l e ^ ^ s t i o n to the decision of the legal iribnnals of the country, on Ihe principle of Mr. Clayton's bill. If this proposition be rejected, then they propose to do nothing by law, and leave the matter to be settled b^ the laws and the Constitution of the land.'' Of the willingness of the South to do either of these things, there can be no 'doubt. The Missouri Compromise line would give her as much territory as Sla-very needs for the next century or two to fatten on, and nearly all of that recently acquired, that is fit for her purpose. She may well be equally ready to leave tbe question to be settled by the Supreme Court or Local C mrts. They would all decide Ihat possession is nine points of the law, and add as many more as were need-ed as Constitutional Compromises.—A.S. Standard. PRETENSIO.V.—A man PA8S«8 (br that he ia worih. Very idle is all curiosity concerning other people's estimate of as, and idle is all fVarof remaining nnknown. If a man know thai he can do anything, that he can do it bet-ter than any one else—he has a pledge of the acknowledgement of that fact by all persons. 'Ibe world is full of judgement days, and in-to every assembly that man enters, in every action that he attempts, he^is tpinfed and stamped. "What bath be done.?" is the di-vine question that searches men, and trans-piercfs every false reputation. A fop may sit in any chair in the world, nor be distinguished for his hour from Homer and Washington, bnt there can never be any doubt concerning the resp^tive ability of human beinga when we aeek the truth. Pretension may eit still but cannot act. Pretension never feigned an act of real greatness. Pretension never wrote an Iliad, nor drove back Xerzet<,nar Cbri^tiaiiised the world, nor abolished Slavery.—A. W.Em-ermm. — FmiiiiosHip is a vase which, w: flawed by beat or violence, oraccit well be broken at once; it can nevi cd after. The more graceful and it was, the more clearly do we hopel«8snp»,s of restoring it to its fo _ Slate. Coarse stones, if they are fractnr*^ may be cemented again; preciov one*, never. iWatUr Sawtigt Lmdar,
|Title||Charter Oak, 1848-12-07|
|Uniform Title||Charter oak (Hartford, Conn. : 1846)|
|Subject||Slavery -- United States -- Newspapers; Antislavery movements -- United States -- Newspapers; Hartford (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Weekly; Publication dates: New ser., vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 8, 1846)-v. 3, no. 52 (Dec. 28, 1848)|
|Collection||Newspapers of Connecticut|
|Source - Location||Connecticut State Library microfilm, AN104.H3 C63|
|Relation||Continues: Christian freeman (Hartford, Conn.) (DLC)sn 84025778 (OCoLC)10657256; Continues: Republican (Hartford, Conn.) (DLC)sn 84025785 (OCoLC)10703015|
|Relation-Is Part Of||Series title: Anti-Slavery newspapers|
|Publisher||Hartford [Conn.] : William H. Burleigh,|
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