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secured by great elevation; contiguity to the city, and yet all desirable sion; the cultivation of a sense of moral obligation as the means of govern; and moderate charges. RMS—for the regular studies, which are as full as in any Female Seminary, d, Washing, &c., sixty-five dollars, in advance, for a session of five months. ino. Guitar, French, Painting, Wax Fruit, Wax Flowers, &c.; Shell Work, icial Flowers, as taught in Paris, Embroideries. &c., taught at moderate jes. MER UNIFORM.-Pink and Blue Lawns, and White Mull Sun Bonnets. MMON WEAR.-Dark Plaid Ginghams. inibusses leave the United States Hotel and Galt House, Cincinnati, mornnd evening. Applications should be addressed, as soon as possible per Mail,
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We have had the pleasure of receiving many clubs of new subscribers the following proposition. We have also received a good many clubs of o new subscribers under a provision extended to the first of March only. brethren have very successfully employed their influence iu increasing usefulness, especially on the Western Reserve, Ohio, and Western Penn nia. Although our present impression of this volume is almost exhauste shall print a second edition of the first numbers at an early day, and will s new subscribers with the current numbers. It will, therefore, be always i son for our friends to send on clubs of new subscribers under the following law:
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p In order to increase our readers we proposed a system of club suh tion, and extended the advantages of it for two months to old subscrib: Some old subscribers have not observed that the advantage was limited a months, and are yet forwarding $1,25 instead of $2,00. It will be obviou a little reflection, to all, that to extend indefinitely this advantage to all out scribers, would, instead of increasing, greatly diminish our means of useful From March 1st we extend to new subscribers only the new terms. H: those in arrears during the first two months, paid up their accounts, it have relieved us; but to continue il now, would be but small advantage to and a great loss to us.
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FEMALE SEMINARY. THE regular spring and summer <nexion of the BLACK ROCK FEM SEMINARY will commence on the first Wednesday in May next, and tinue twenty-two weeks, under the direction of Mrs. C. M. STEELE, as Prin who will be aided by competent assistant teachers.
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Pupils are received at any time during the session, and are only charged the time they enter the Institution. For board, washing, and tuition in all the the English studies, 112 dolla:
The extra charges are, for music on thc Piano, 10 dollars per qui on the Organ or Harp, 15 dollars; on the Guitar, 8 dollars; the German or F Language, 7 dollars and 50 cents; Drawing and Painting, 5 dollars.
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Black Rock, February, 1849.
The Constitution of Kentucky, in the judgment of political doctors, is pronounced to be consumptive of the interests of the Com.. monwealth, and consequently to be submitted to a consultation of political economists in full convention assembled. This is always to be regarded as a very important and critical crisis in every body politic. It will, therefore, necessarily call forth the patriotic wisdom and benevolence of every true son of Kentucky. We are pleased to see a general awakening of the citizens to the importance of the occasion, and a well expressed desire to go into a full and a fearless discussion of all the great elements that enter into the constituency of a great, a prosperous and a happy community.
Being myself much interested in the further prosperity and advancement of this great and noble State, not because it is a much honored member of the great sisterhood of American States,-not because it is the worthy daughter of Virginia, the magna mater via rum;* but because in it the first great impulse was given to the cause of an evangelical reformation, of whose advocates and membership she has the greatest number resident in any one State in the American Union, and because its character and career are somewhat involved in the present crisis. It is for this reason and for that grand cause of human redemption from ignorance, guilt and bondage, in which all Christians are equally interested, that I presume to offer a single remark or suggestion on this most interesting occasion.
As the press of other States has noticed the great move made in Kentucky, and spoken freely of the same subject of which I am about to speak-that delicacy and caution, which hitherto inhibited an allusion to the subject, are constrained to yield to the occasion and
*The great mother of men. SERIES NI_VOL. VI.
to give way to a free exposition of our views on the premises,
As a philanthropist and a Christian, I therefore tender to my friends and brethren in Kentucky, and I am pleased to be assured that there are several ten thousands of them, a few thoughts and conclusions on one subject which, more than any other that can come before them at this time, demands their most profound and religious consideration and regard.
My views of Slavery, as permitted amongst a Christian people in Asia, Europe or America, in times ancient or modern, so far as the Bible arguments, pro and con, have been canvassed, have never when called for at home or abroad, been disguised or withholden from the people. These are now what they have always been.
They were avowed by me when the people obliged me to be a candidate for a seat in the Virginia Convention, and while a member of that body. They were also avowed to the first deputation of New England abolitionists that I met with while in Philadelphia, a year or two after that convention was dissolved, and again avowed to leading abolitionists in Ohio during their first meeting at Mount Pleasant. What they were may be fully inferred from an incident which occurred in Philadelphia in 1831.
While lecturing there on the Christian religion, three friends, (Quakers, I believe,) a deputation from the first organized society of abolitionists in New England I had heard of, waited upon me one evening for my views of the probable success of their mission to Eastern Virginia.
I requested them to open to me the designs of it if they desired a candid expression of my views.
They gave me a candid expose of its objects and ends. On hearing them to the close, I responded in the following manner:
“Friends, I sympathize with you in the benevolent views for the African race which you have so happily expressed, and would wish that they were full as intelligent, free and elevated as ourselves. But I very much doubt the propriety and the policy of your mission. I have just returned from a tour through Eastern Virginia, and came here from Norfolk a few days since. I know their views and their feelings well, and were I to give you my very best advice it would be, Return to Boston and allow the Virginians to manage their own affairs as they think best.
“The people of Virginia understand Slavery and Slave-holding better than you do. They practically know and feel the blessings and curses of Anglo-American Slavery. They are a people, too, of good common sense, and at least as intelligent and consciencious,
on the whole premises, as the same number of people in New England, or any where else. That your object is benevolent, I do not doubt; and I, like yourselves, desire to see every human being intel, ligent, virtuous and free. But be assured, friends, (as yon asked my 'candid opinion,' I will give it,) the moment you moot the question in Virginia, you will meet with a repulse.
“I attended one caucus held in the capital of Virginia, on the question of general emancipation, while the Convention was in ses. sien, and heard several gentlemen from eastern Virginia, men owning hundreds of slaves, say that, “if Virginia would agree to fix upon some reasonable time, after which all should be born free, they would cheerfully not only vote for it, but would set all their slaves free,' for they believed Slavery to be “the greatest curse, the most unendurable incubus on the prosperity of Virginia that could be imposed upon it,-a burthen, from which, neither they nor their fathers could rid themselves, but which they could not and would not much longer endure.'
“But, gentlemen," I continued, “should you present yourselves in Virginia as missionaries from a New England Abolition Society, in such a cause, you will only provoke the indignation of a higli minded and honorable people, who understand this subject better than you can possibly do, and who are just as sensitive of right and wrong as you are; and thus, instead of accelerating, you will greatly retard a consnmmation which you so fondly anticipate and desire.” So passed off our interview, and eighteen years' experience and observation have only confirmed the justness of the opinions which I then, for the first time, expressed.
The institution of Slavery is, indeed, contemplated in very different attitudes and bearing by the citizens of every State in which it is constitutionally ordained and established. To some it appears a public blessing and pre-eminently conducive to political liberty and to the national aggrandizment of a great and mighty people. In this view of the subject, it is a most fortunate circumstance that one portion of the people is black and another white; else those of the same color would be obliged to serve one another as bondmen and bondwomen, which would, in some points of view, be a a very great inconvenience, but especially in preserving and rendering distinct and evident the two grand castes of masters and slaves, without which, it is strongly affirmed, no people can long maintain natural liberty and independence.
On this account, mental inferiority of one class to another is a great disideratum. And in as much as the African people are great-,