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ii..aa•accoinpartied by the:money or A.A..(aisfactdry
- 'JOHN S. MANN;
ATIOIINEY, Atli COUNSELLOR' AT' LAW.
Coal rt 0 ,4... - will attend the severui
Caorts - iri Potter and MT.ean Counties. All
• Autairwbo entrusted .iu his csre•wiil receive
prompt attentiou. thrice st., °Nig
_ ;bite the Court House.
P. - W. KNOX,
.1.1! LAW; Coudervort, Pa., w'.ll
,rogalarly - attend the courts in Po.ter and
the-adjoining ConntieJ. 10:1
."-ARTITUR G. OLMSTED,
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ATTORNEY k COUNSELI,t; I R AT LAT.
"Con'derAport, Pa., will attend to all,ltusixiess
onirnsted to Lie care,. promjitnea and
114elity.',. Office in Temperance Block, sec
ond floor, Main-St. • l t.a: I
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liTTORNE:Y AT.L IVR . I.:ouclereport,,Pa., will
cs:nd to all busineis entruoted to him, with
rare anti 'proO)ptueiv. Oilice corner or West
and -Third cts. • 10:1
1 , . P. WALIASTON;
ATTOP.NE - AT LAW;'h.•i Tioga Co.,
- Pa., will *Mud the Courts- i 2 Potter and
ktkileau (.'ea.txties. 9:13
• , A. 'P. CONE,
ATTORNEY- AT 1...1W, Wellsboro', Tiogs Co ,
Pa., :will regularly attend the - Courts c,l".
Potter Couritv. 9:13
it, W. BENTON,
BCSTETOR IND . CONVEY.INC,F,II : P.ay-
Mond Y. O.; (AlL*gany Tp.,)Totter Co., Pa—
wilt xtiend , to allintsimessiu 1 a liu2, with
Bare anAlAispateit. • 9:33.
W. K. KING,
avaVEYOR, I)RAI , TSMAN AND CONVEY
ANCER,'Saidthport, '3116c...au Co., -Pa., Will
attend to bu,silaes• for- iOn-rei
At ldent land
oldsrs, Upon' reasonable terois: Ildereu-
GOB gireu ifs reciairl.S.—lfups of any
pert of the County.tr_ade to order. •
0.. T. .ELLISON,
PRACTICING PHYSICIAN, Coudersport; Pa..
respectfully informs tlieeitizens of the vil
lage and iciaity that he will proteply re-
Amosid toAll.calts fir professionel serviee: , .
Otice on,Main st., in building fo; Pierly oe
suP'ieil by C. W, Ellis, E.g . . 11:2'2
• .s. JON ES; - MAN N.& JON ES, : •
D4.A.LsP.4! IN DRY GOODS, 'CROCKERY,
„Hard w4r , ,e, Airoceries and
...,,Prosisioas,..ll.4iii; at., Coudersport,
11311 in. . ►. Julies
JONk/S4l; • .
(tile, Fancy Artirles, Stationery, Dry Goode,
Groceries, ,to., Alain at.. Coudersport; Pa.
they:set a trap, they catch inen. As rs l But. if they lad stood in My counsel. and
cage-is full of birds, so are tt eir . housesi bed,cauSed.inv• peOple_to - bear nay_ words,
full of deceit; therefore their are become; then ththeyshoilltirhave turned. them. from
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great and waxen rich. They ;arewaxenithir evil. viray, - an4 from tlie•evil of their
fat, they shine : yea, .they. 'etrrrpasstitelloitigs.,.. I sought for :i msn aniong thein,
deeds of the - wicked': they jiidge not the I that. should'iiiiiice' up the hedge; • and
cause; the cause of. the fatherless; yet !stand in the_ gap before' me for the land,
they prosper; and the, right of the needy i that should not:destroy it; but I found
do they not jucig.e, Shall Knot vL4t' for 1 none:" • -- -.
these, thing` ? Eaith 'the Lord : shall mit 1 Brethren, God is now lcioking for men
my soul be avenged on such a nation-•asltci stand' in the gap to save our toiletry.
this t, ' .-. ' - 1 s T,IIO world haa always need of such, - and
- SEcoNp.--God charges:the princess or i history furaishes ivarty . .brighi exampies.
-cifficers with plundering. by tieletite P. - ell - here - Was he'Uoeh to ipreaCh ofjudgiueut,
wolves • .to destroy souls, and obtain dii-I Noah to-condemn the• World, Phineas to
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honest gain through covetourimess.„.tt ap- i stand Letween the living and thedead to
pears, that these. ruler:, like ici many etli- 1 stayth.t plagii.e;-,NOSesto deliver ihe op
era since their day, Were a baud of ma- 4 presied people of -God; Samind to resist
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'raudinz fillibusters ; and thisblessed bock ! the despotism of Sanl;'lilijali and Elisha
of qr-oligial and polities,' rather, this to eoufrent:the idolatry and tyranny of
book that teaches-us to take religiou ! into 1 Allah, and to testify against the stattiteS,
Polities, and, every Ntilere..ehie--7-09P . not . of the . house 'nf-' Oteri i 'art - ti a host -of oth
COUDERSPORT •HOTEL, .I,theworld
i hesitate, 0 kay, the, blame upon' the prin.; cm, in ancient- times, of IV -0111
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D. F. GLAssmirtg, prol„ietor. Corner of cosy, where it belonga,,,_ •, , , • I was not- worthy. - There was John the
:aria and Second. Streets, Coudersport, eat-1 Tututp. , --- Tile Lord - . cOnderuns his min- ißa , tiyt, ~ and Peter, and. Stephen, and.
jilt c o ., p,;!. 9;44_
- ' isiers for approving the coarse ,of those in ; Paul, and their companions in arm's for
authority.. lie, blames their. fur being the truth, who followed their Captalu Je
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mealy mouthd, towards.. ilin .
_officers ,(f I sus, tO ' the gap and •;loved . . not their lives
id of' ter' ' he death." Whore can werind a for,
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elothiiis,,Trocicery, I.3r4cerries, 01,41, - , 11104
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ISWELLEFt., Coudersport,- engsz
vi.s. irinclow Schuoinl.ker Jackiod,
Siore will ca.zry on the Watch and it,welry
hasiness;there. A fine assortment of Jew
elry 'constantly . . on hand. Watches and
- Jewelrreafefully.Tepaired, in the best style,
the sh,ortest yarranied.
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4LER IN STOVES.. TIN - L .- SHEET- IRON
` , WARI.;Actin heArly cippri4ite the Court.
11onsec (;onderAparti P. Tin and Shoi.t
Irua Rare made to order, in good st)ls-, on
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That some forks:take deligti'V 1 . I • 1
The deeds of mafirtcr'Tie. ,- ;!
A 3 if their - air': Iserirright.
And it -a' pieee'ef nent•eotnes oat,'
•Thiy'.l.l pursue it; z.:(
Thou hand' the Charzlinr_lii6h about, I
Anolladd a litoq tot it. i I •
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Each-fault they'll try to magialry,!
Yet seeming to bemoan'
The mote within.abrother's.eye j : .
Are : blinded to their own.
And if a brothel- chance to 'stray,
,on . ,hins frown . ;., _
Thu' humbled in the dust he Iffy,
. The - text is "keep hica'downl"
They'll preach tip penance with a sigh
To cure, orieli?thinz eau—
Suffering's are'gbod, not
: 'l3nt'itot "when';sent hriccanl - t
Each wortl4,4ed is novrtforgOt,
As if not worth retsktling ; ; ' '
But 0 I let - ailidis fill' the ' •'
Aid slander -sucit ilia draining.
Into the dregi she drrtii it - ont;
Delighted. wltlidier adre
Then ,bears ,the Charming awill)about,
To treat hetgi,irsty ncizhbotel
'Neath friendship's mask she Oftenl ur
fawns around yOu , •
Concealed; sip, inore seenrely.-irorks. :
And kisses btu. to around
Detested peal: of social joys,
Thou spoiler of life's pleasures;
Like Sampson's foles would destroy
What's more than all' our trrilsureP
::: 1 7inti" - -4:7 1 / 1 /Jfinj 41:(1rin.i.
BIBLE & NLIVEP
Delivered in UNION CHURCH; S:tdici
Pa., ;Ygnidely, Augnit 2;1857, by 11
Jox.L JEWEL, (if French's Mai's, Pi
,EZEK. 22 : 27: eines in
Midst thereof are like wolves raveiiitm
prey, to shea blood, and to destroy soul,
get dishonest gain. And her prophets 1
daubed' theni with untaMperedmortar,l
ing vanity, and divining lies unto them,
ing: Tins, saith tho Lord (.4ko, what
Lord bath not spoken. The people
land have used oppression. and exercised)
hery, and hare velod the poor! and me',
yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrl,
fully. And I sought for a man *wig ti
that should make up the hedge. and stati
the gap before me for the land; that I
nut destroy it: but I !blind norie" 1
Here is the charge of Aliniglity [ Goal
ag;:iiist Judah for its oppression; and, of
course, against this or any oilr:er land jut
ilarly situated. There arc sqverel . c unto
in the indictment •
FIRST.—The people arc, accused or op
pression. Slavery is truly I:the oppres
sion of all oppression. It is y eoricatena-•
tion of evil, here called robbery, and there
is Mine worse; . a vexing, or iatilieting of
the poor and needy ;,auoppression of the
str.inger, or foreigner, wrongfully. The
. i.ioway version says they opPresied Iberia
I by calumny. i'erhaps'thei most, mall-
cloudy , and calumniously them
"They wait, as, he thai t se4ttnh snares ;
goTe aluent ; and, jnsteat
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.... , couDEßspoßt-pmEwf_tottzzr'fA.;' ritfaspili;
turning trulli".of Teliovali upontheie:pro- I
slavery Should thes.-'D
ith -tintentiieretr What';
dreadful state of thiu»s is'here !` - "iLl'herel
is'. her' prophets the
midst thereof,'=:like - a foaling' Holt
iug: r thel-prey, , tll4 l have devottred' •
-souls,' '(persons;) 'the} liti've• - takeit the
trettsiti•b and - prieitius - tlings. :They - Itive
made ' in the -midst
thereof' violated -myl
lavr:f For, frcim - the 1 ,- .la,St of them even,!,
1 .y0n.1.03t of theta ever
.t.) covetVasiteßs•; . • and from the
prophet even unto the ' t)ricA•eVery -one
dealeth falsely:- 'They''have healed also
thC-hart ' of the-''claif,gliter •pf- my -people
slightly z saying, peace, peace ; -When there
is iio 'peace. 11 7 Wonderful' arid-horrible
thing-is committed iu the land ; tLe proph
ets prophecy falsely, and the priests-hear
rule by their means, and my people love
to-have it so;• and wlntt will ye- do in the]
end thereof ?" Sure enough : 'What Will"
d`6? . Well would it have: been fc;r Ju ,
dea,' Would it: be. for tlie world, were
allprea'Cliers as faithful 'as Jeri:lli:ill and
Ezekiel, • to-deelaie . the truth . of 'God; and
diminish not. a word,-;Whether men - will !• ye would - that, Men should do to
-hear or-whether they will forbear. ' ' - lyou, do Ye even-so unto theni." The sys
-2 Ministers need to adopt the motto . of" temuf slavery as it exists in these United
Paul. -I,nOt 'walking -i n cra f t i ness , n ni '. States, Viewed' eithCr in the laws 'of the
'handling 'the'-word of God deceitfully, but 'several states'whieli ; !sanction it,-or : in its.
actual operation and 'reeult irr-soeie - iY, is
by manifestation of the truth co amending'
!intrinsically an un4hteoui and oppress
sightouseive3 toeveii - man's conscience in - the
iVe systeth. It - ii..nranifestly- the.iuty 'of
of God. ' Knowing 'this, that the
law . was not Made for a righteous inan, lall Christians to use.'f'heir honest; earnest,
land unwearied endeavors to correct the
bUt fer'.the lawless and disobedient;--for
lerrors'of-former times, and as speedily as
Men-stealers, (Gr. andrappdistecs, euslav
et's.) for liars, for perjured pi? Hons, an d_ i f ;possible - to efface this blot on our holy re
there be any other thigg that is contrary. 1 ligioli.; and •to' obtainL the complete, aboli
th..,3l6iind doctrine, according to the 'glori_ tion of Slavery thronghout the world."—
Some may say this liniguage savors of p4l-
ons gospel 'of the blessed, God which WAS
Committed to My trust." May the Lord ities; but no mv.tter,)lhere we stand.- -
thus enable your poster to speak with all - Our Southern brethren take the posi
btildness, aud'nialie manifest this truth, tion that - "Slavery i.'aio ordinance of Clod.
commending it to youi• cousciencebefore 1 .
That the iyifem of Slaiery- is right as it
God, that men-steeling or enslaving is nowexista with us. 4 ' l This extreme atti
justl . i t .
what Paul says. "contrary to sound - ; tulle in faVer of despotic power 'over our
doctrine according to the gospel." As a !fellow creatures has 1 1 amothored conserve
faithful watchman, it is my proper•busi-Itism to 'death, and Ileaten•dougb-faces to
uess, on the Sabbath and in. the pulpit,, a jelly; because there:is no middle ground.
to give the alarm.. The Lord saith. "It We afe either for Slavery-or agniust it.—
have set watchmen upon thy walls, 0 Je-1 It matters not what charmed names of
rusalein, which shall never hold - their "Democracy' Popular Sovreignty"
peace day nor night. Cry aloud, spare may be assumed, for the sake of exteud-
not, liftup thy voice like a trumpet, = and in , ' the curse, and hood wiukhig the mass-
I show my people their transgresiions. and es. Slavery is an 'oligarchy of tyranny
1 the limise of Jacob, (the whole '-nation,)lin essence. It -is bare-faced treason
1 their'sins." agaiust God and - chi common humanity.
FOURTIL—Nome were willing to inter- 'Well do ive remember that the most dia
i pose to save the land from destruction.—holical deeds of the French Reign
God says,' "Run ye to and fro through ror were committed in the name of "Lib
( the stivets of Jerusalem, and see now, and erty and Equality:" ' ' Now let' us go "to
ikoow, and seek ib 'the broud places there- the law and to the 'testimony:"
of, if ye can find a man, if there be any THE BIBLE IS OPPOSED TO CHATTEL
'thata exeeuteth judgment, that seek the
.SERVITUDE. ' . .
truth; and. I will pardon it, 0 Israel, thy WC'eleall carefully examine the will and,
prophets are like the foxes in the deserts. l iestument of our Ileavenly. Father to
ye have net ' gone up into the gaps, [know whether the grant of Slavery can be
(,breeches,)' neither made - tip the hedge! found in the - charier. The right of prop;
;for thehLiise of Israel to stand in the bat-lerty, Must be derived in 'some way from
li - tve
tle in the..day of the Lord. I hale not
sent these propltts,.yet they ran; Ihave
not spoken to them; yet they prophesied
born ltope,,to storm the •strong, holds ofjed. Fiery. thing that liveth called a bond-malt:l.er bond.woruert
oppression?: lve need ;thoie ; who - are, shalt be meat! filr.you ;Leven. 24-the; green G . „Butto
_other: . 4.•
for-,tbe,..truth," - like. Luther of herb Lace I given you all thifis.!'“Hereistance the same or; word. ia . 1.44 - ee...,ia
Gerniany anir:lttnox of Setitland. The is God's trait& of'all things toYrendergi.damsel or Tj
times detuand'inen inan; . rechiti.o; Eothi:tid; to eenveY,' Or tor 4. .ote of Abrahams: .aerytmles
!told the = ,§.wliti - patriet, who cat: It is : plain that It negroes , are not! , -teas; all • •
• • •
nrew ..tunseit on the Austrian t•pears.that men but thuts,_ .. they . are meat; forqo4L: He was hp - itself but a Eojournes,r=
he .might ,inal ; te a, , gnp, so thtAt Ins. coml. expressirsays, l 'every moving thing thatiThere was no local law to protect leis
hymen could, march= over• him to .vi &tory. 4eth - 'Why 'should it bel,,rig,hts as a Ana.ster, or bind
Thes'eare.th , SchaVgei'dhainst - the:JeWts.. dee,ructli,ine:.e . dible, that the Romish Jei-!fo lane a' moment '' His iutho - rity,las
The wold jW4ewhether .tlfey .tut who'pregideit'oter-AliVjadiciai7 of thislevi,dently that Of's - lather,' prprince,ar
not lie against ,. .
I ProtosLint iti - tti la- • and finds'in- the sods i chief over his numerous houehoitl." and
- There are two parties o.tbia cluertion. Band daughteri Of Ethiopia "norights that was ,regulated . by itte - general cOnsent'of
one insi One is the party of fredotn, in - opposi-' white men arc bound to- - respect' shouldlfii4'dapeitdenfs; and
.could not,}iave been
y - .
tiou . Slavery-) *the. cub is the
party; of tyrinny; in:Opposition to' hiitnart
equality. On whichl side r art' thou ? We,
'who favor the .rightsref man,. generally
adopt-the . sentiments'of the New School
Presbyterian General Assembly -upon this
subject-saying;.:."We 'consider the'Velnn
tarp- enslaving of one portion of the hu
than race 'by. inothei . s4 a grozs violation
of the Most sacred rightblitump nature ;
as' utterly iticonsistent l with the law 'of
God, Which requii6 .toh.ie our neigh
bor as oursqlf ; and: a..irreconcilable with
! the-s P
P irit and principles, of the gospel of
whieh enjoin that "all things what--
God the universal proprietor. Unless He
has given its the right: to - bold our fellow
,we cannot haw: such right. We
shall find no such grant in the _word of
the Holy (.)ne 7
GOD DID NOT (0N 7 .7 . 1 . IT TO Amy.;
"And ! God said, lichold, I haVe given 1
Jon i every herb bearing seed, which is yp
on the fitee of all the earth; and 'every
tree. .441et ; them have dominion over
Lthe fall of the sot. and over the fowls of!
'the air, and over the cattle, and over Itl
- • '
I the earth, and over every creeping thing:
,that creopeth upon the yart Ilere is!
l man's right to.all the fish, Lirds, beasta, !
I and Xo' the soil; hut no - doininiCn given
over man.„.lt is not in the will. plc GOtl
did uot convey, the right - of Oppreasion tito
theoriginal lor:-.10:_-of the soil;it is hunt-1
festl3 ) not a cu me institution like the
I• • • '
tuarru: - t r,e relation.
GOP DID NOT GRANT- ~.9.I.A.V.ERY TO
. . . .
ThE FANtIp . OF 7,'.,(70.1r.
• • '_Und God hies:Jed - Noah and his, sons,;
i (all equally, you see,) and ; said unto them, I
Be frUitful, and multiply, and repleui4
the earth, . And the fear of you,..and• the
dread, of you, shall he upon every beak
of the eaith, and upam'every;ifowl of the
air, upon ail that :mavetla (or creappth)
upon the earth, and up on 4hcs
the sea ;..itito your haild are they deliver
, --- r
Peel P ',.-„—. -. -,-.' .
next decide tirit-the-toie eaten for i Oppresslve . Or'degiadinj The
foods'' - to-P,rev'ent this hrtitalizidg - -pro . ..i IrEnOW hini;.that.lie Will - command las
cei. , s the Lord i:ilaiod-.all'of N'oith's-'seni,iohildien arid - his - • household' after - ' hiM., •
. . , ..
and ; i nf„conrse, ' the entire race into the I ::.ind'iliej . Shall keep t4O 'N7,l s , :pf:ilieTk i rd,
contract; ani.l. after. haring given full-per- land do justice.__ and ji . dgments.' .; ,lrbert
mission -to' take [pie life" of bird, fish and fforp we find 4brahatil'S - .. .seratits `ie:celv
hea-st,lninlies : , ,hts reserve, ~W .hoso shed-king the
. .sealpf 11 - M.eoenant; !MI njiay
blodd, by ina . r! itmll,l-iis blood- !ing all `filigiou'i, iii:Filleieii: 2 ".TeiiiiAlt
be ehi4cl;" for''i;i the image of i.3od made quotes Ins eXatiiple;'. 7 s - oyirrig,' - ....tp -- ,ot,
he . 113 - . ap ," ihe' race. _ - ' .
, thy father' eat siA - d'ririli, 1 . and — do inirg-
Bnc; it - 1S sail that 'Cod cursed Jlam ~inent and:instice,itnaitlibnlit Niiii — Vielt with
and _ doomed -:_ li.is.. pasteriti.. perpetual * *l:lbn '1 Ile judged .thea l ,`iiie - of' tie . poor
. welt - -- kith - hi •
elaveric - My! 'brethren,- Ood blessed all 'Mid:needy ;.- then it-vas , . al,
the: sobs - of Noah, and there is no evidenCel.Wa4 not this to know meT i kaitli the Lora:"
that le- cursed any" of them. Noah, pro-! Job also, oMgidied his iietvaritli - iliffliii
Thetieall - -4 '-e) , .('l br 1 ' ' - .
- , al - ifcr be I; gia in i ,o -
pL Jurset Canaan . ; a ser
vent .ef servants--(or working-- servant)
shall he-be wife his brethren.'-' - ; -Canaan'
was the r -youngeSt- son of Ham. His de
leendants did not settle iu Ethiopia,- but
in lvalesliu,Te, gaye name -to the co un
try. The prediction of Noah received
its i fulfillment some 930 years after, wheu
!the Caaanites were destroyed by Joshua;
and the revenant became hewers. of wood
1 and drawers of water for the congregation.
As to thiA l sevice, notice fourthings.—
There is no eltattelship, or property con
veyed. Africans are not wade servants.
There...is no colored servitude; for- the
I Canaanites were as white as- their was
ters. And-a command to the Israelites t o
I destroy these'inhabitants -for their wick
jedness,-or- a permission rto put 'theiu
der a tribute of labor,-- gives us, no right
ithonsands of. years after, to -enslave-the
i people of another continent. Our names
are not in the bond.. -
111. 'GOD HID NoTESTAISTISII SLAVE
I . ET IN TIE FAAILx of AERSILJ.IM, 02. of
1. Sin very is inconsistent with the Gus
! pel which waslpreached:
declai / ed to Abraham, "In thee,
and in thy seed shall all the nations, 'kin
! dreds, and falnilies of the earth be bless
; ed," not enrsedwith Slavery. If it could
Ibe shown, as it cannot,; that Abraham and
Jacob held chattel sles, it would be no
more evidenae that God approved of Slave
ry, than the 'fact that each of them had
two wives 'is proof that God is in favor
of ')f.lormon r Ay g atny. , Why, then, are'
we referred to these Patriarchs as slave
holders ? Do we not.know that if they
were now living among us, they would be
put in prison for, bigamy? There is no
evidence that, the servants of Abraham
2. The word rendered . servant, does
not, of itself qg71 . 1/ a chattel 'slave.
The IlebreW abed, obed, and ebed,
and the Greek Doulos' are generic terms,
like animal, Man, tree; detioting , all kinds
of servants . ; as, the . servants. of the king,
1-Joshme the sef7ant - of Moses, 3loses . and,
Ithe saints, thelservants of God. "Ilis
seyvantsye dre - - to. whom ye: - yield .lour
selves.: savants to. obey." Even the
'bondal• . ,c of theviclied one, is a voluntary,
i" being led captive by him. at his ;
; Christ was called a servant' dare •any
man say. that lie as a slave ? There is
~no' word in the; Hebrew for Slave; The
I sacred language is to-pure for,it!.•
The priAr. bond, ,as . •
is. not to, be found in, die Hebrew and
IGreek of the' Giti,ancl„ , :tVeza• Testaments.
Instead of; bond servant, and hired ser
f vast, it is simply/servant and hired ser
rant.7 --- judah .. oaysto Joseph, "Let thy
(liehO i rr.obed) abide instead of
the lad n 1)6'0-man Kileb. an cited) to
13qud. as a prefix, or 'applied
to serVitUde is 'not boolr.: For es
ample ;. • There is neither bond nor free,
Or. Donlos, servant l gear freeman. So in
all other eases. Haar is called a " bead
' "o- se-V tGenesis;
, au -wormi
land the sane: Hcb. .word is applied to
Ruth, Ilanuak;' an. Abigail she is four
equal's before the 14*, - itd it 4 ..,tolta
piirtial j us , tiee -; for he• ae . eLiii*, diitaia
despise the - cause of my man-servant or
my , maid-servant, 'ivihen they'cntend
1 with 'me;; Wliat - 'then' stall. I d 'when
God riseth up?' And whenlhe'ii it - eth,
(what shall I answer kiln? - 'Did 4 tiof he
that made' me in the wontb male kiln ?"
II- fear slaveholders do not questioir theia-
Isclves in this-way. '' -- •- - --' F- -7 - 7
1 5. Some of Abraham's setinsnes,_*re
I "bou:ghtwlth moiiiw." '' -r :T•''
I , The pieb.tbility is that thersold their
selres'for a term of years'or for lie; just
' as, the English do now:* - There is ilio evi
, detee that tee patriarchS 'or" Zei-S''ever
gave away or sold their, servants, :pir
' chased them' of -- third ' persons; Bush
`and others 'read Gen. - IT, 12,, "He .qiat
is born in the house Or hought wilCizto . n.
ley, includinc; 'ryeve stranger w — ti
not of 'thy seed." _ We have seen - diet
-1 God has conveyed to - Us dominion • over
fish, fowl, boast, and tile earth itself; but,
Ino ownership or propertj ii maul - .
I The word;" bought"; does not necesia..
lily haply chatichcied.- - Notice .it few
examples, "And "Joseph bOUght Fall :the
land of Egypt for Pharaoh. Then Jos - e - Pla
said unto the people, D 0110141," I Bare
b011milt; you this day and, your and for
Pharaoh : lo; here is seed for yOu; and
ye 'shall sow the land: I And it sliall come
; to pass in the increase; that yesill give
! the'fifth part - unto• Pharaoh,' and four
!parts -i- shall be your 'Own." - Do v es - any
1 Bible - reader understand from - ibis langu.
1 , v
I age that all tbe Egyptians *ere! slaves ?
Hosea 'says ooncerniag his "wife; (i L
lo.mg,ht her to me for fifteen pieces of
silver, and for a hainsi,of barley aiid - tua '
I half homer of barley." Can' anY but
Mohammedan suppose 'Oat shl r ixisiaiiie
I his chattel ? Boaz' declares, " ;/Ore - oifir,
Ruth the Moitbitess th , wife of
hare I purchased to bent 'wife
cob also, after the 614iii' l '3r of thi
bought his wives; 'for he says to' Laban,
"Vserved thee fourteen years for *thy
two daughteri, and sir. yeHrs for ' I thy at.
tie!' None, len't• - a -- ruld Man wciuld hill
' agine tliat , Jacob consider 4 .his wives
lii•opl‘y.:, the same as his - 'eattla . ';. and
l.thitl he had as good a right to asll 'or eat
1 them l :No no, Abraham' bonghi the'sei.
vice the tune and labor Of - hiiserviiii:s.
1 NOLl i a ear' bay imorel Visa the lise'of his
fellow creature man."' - :-: • t l - , ''' '
61 Abrccharn: haq otior ~ e iiiiiiis :that
'seer ii - boriz - in - ,'"47/ . 02.,,e..?.7-: :-..:,
T eie enjoyed' Innre. 7. iisiiin te:','poiifi
. den e and greater :privilege. - 1 Atone
1 tina4 Abraham "armed his trai i ed' (eats
! ehiied, - Or religiOusly instruct d;):sei-
Ivan, horn in his ovia house', apil,,' :and
1 , mar lied them throu,gh a hostile
to Dan. In 'default of issae, on of 'his,
1 homL born servants named Elie
tLair.rus,) would haVe adoaluisi rad - his
i estate. Well might; our Savior say. that .
i Lawirus has gone to "Abrahams :osimi-,;ait
in rAst intimate friend. TheCS riptures
, . , i i •
~ teach, "That the heir, as long a he-iia
1 chili, (or minor,) dfTereth nothing fioni
! chili, (or 1 —. •
a servant ) though , 'lle be" , lord )i . :l'-' .. •r".
Arodia to God we could: say th- sane of