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HARVEY SICKLER, Editor.
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1863^.
S. M.Petlengfil <fc Co.— *'o. 37 PARK ROW
NEW YORK, & 6 STATE ST BOSTON, are our Agents
for the N. B. Democrat, in those cities, and are author
ise I to take Advertisements and Subscriptions
us at our lowest Rates.
MESSRS I M. SINGER A Co., of New York,
who have been long known ns enterprising and suc
cessful manufacturers of Scwieg Machines, dissolved
their Co-partnership by mutual consent on the first of
August last. The Company which now manufacture
the world-renowned Singer Sewing Machines are a
joint steck Compan\, with increased facilities to
conduct a mammoth business, and are known its TIIE
SINOER MANUFACTURING COMPANY. The
new Company have the best, wishes of the late firm,
and the public ueed not hesitate to bestow on them
their confidence, esteem and patronage.
The Singer Family Sewing Machines are fast gain
ing a world-wide reputation
INSLEE A HOPPER. Esq., is the President of the
new organisation. Mr. Hopper is greatly esteemed
in commercial circles, and out ol them, as a gentle
man of ability an 1 reliability, and it is thought that
under his able management the Dew Company will
have all tho the success that can be desired.
ear See the new advertisements of John ;
Weil and T. L Rugs & Co., in our issue of
to day. A press <>f other matter prevents a
more extended editorial notice uf the ele
gant and complete stocks of goods, just j
brought to town, and now offered for sale at j
these two stands.
MILLINERY.— We call the attention of our
lady friends to the new advertisements of
Mrs. A. 0. Stark, and Mrs. Bardwell, who
have just received a new and aplendid stock
of everything in the raillnerv line.
EST Oyaters, fresh, stewed and fried, are ;
now served up in most admirable style at
the saloon of A. G. Stark, on the corner.—
Go and try them.
The draft for Luzerne and Susque
hanna counties, is announced to commence
The result of the election in this county,
a far as heard, indicates the election of the
entire Democratic ticket, by majorities rang
ing from 50 to 100, except the Prothnuotary,
who ia probably defeated by about 20.
The following table exhibits the reported
majorit.es for the three < ffices indicated.
Governor | Sheriff | Prothonotafy j
W j C Gay j log j I'urg. Lott.
Tank. Bor'o. | 2 1 | 17 |
Tank. Tw*p. 86 j 82 j 64 i
Eatoe, 68 69 I I 71 I
Lemon, ] 13 1J I 13
Wa*hington, 15 6 | 7 !
Clinton, 1101 112 100 |
Overfield, 43 I 42 43
Mehoopany, 57 53 55
Fall*, 105 100 102
M< sh ppen, 71 90 66
Lorthmor'ld. 23 22 . 22
Braintrim, 54 1 57
Windhrm, 5 I 3 25 !
Fork * ton. | 20 j 19 23
Monroe, (39 \ 33 31
Nicholson, 50 j 50 I I 50
Exeter, 11 j 11 t ; 11
N Branch I 18 1 | 18 | | 19 |
Total, 407 367 416 305 376 404
The majority for Woodward, in Wyoming,
as will be seen, will be ab->ut 40.
The unlimited use of preen backs and !
shoulder straps, with the frauds and corrup
tions which Curtin and his adherents have j
freely resorted to, we fear will insure them a j
triumph over Woodward. The laboring men
and taxpayers of the county will in that case,
live to regret the part any of them may have !
taken in the matter.
We havt; rumors of immense gains for the
shoddy candidates, from other places, but all
such are to be ta l *en with many grains of
We still hope for the best.
Protest of Bishop Potter & Co.
The following-1 the prote*t issued recentl
by Bishop POTTER and a portion of the cletgy
of his diocese : i
" The subscribers deeply regret ihat the
fact of the extensive circulation through this 1
diocese of a letter by 'John Henry Hopkins,
Bishop of the Diocese of Vermont,' in defence
of Southern slavery, compels them to make
this public protest. It is not their province
to mix in any political canvass. But as min
isters of Christ, in the Protestant Episcopal
Church, it becomes them to deny any com- j
plicity or sympathy with such a defence.
" This attempt to apologise rrot only for
silvery in the abstract, but to advocate it as
it exists in the eotton States, and in States
which sell men sad women in the open mar
ket as their staple product, is in their judg
ment, unworthy of any servant of Jesus
Christ. As an effort to sustain, on Bible
principles, the States in rebellion against the
Government, in the wicked attempt to estab
lish by force of arms a tyranny under ihe
name of a republic, whose " corner stone"
shall be the perpetual bondage of the African,
it challenges their indignant reprobation.
" Philadelphia, September, 1863."
Signed by Bishop POTTER, and the Episco
pal clergy, generally, of Philadelphia.
E23T Biahop Hopkin's scathing rejoinder
to the above protest, we designed to publish
this Week ; but shall be obliged, on account
of a press of other matter, to defer until our
Ira Avery a^aiit.
The " life-lone abolitionist," whose name
heads thi article, lias made it our duty to
notice him agvtn. Though he did notj in his
lust a ticle, as in his first, tell us to ' wlrs
tle, llurvey, whistle;" we supp *e this ele
gant and highly expressive termination
should be understood, if not expressed, in
all his articles for the press. As he repeat
cd the injunction—told us to whistle twice—
we have concluded to whistle once more,
even though in so doing, we may, again, ruf
fie up the "judicial ermine."
lie addresses his article l< To the readers
of the Democrat ." A pretty specimen, is
this Ira Aver\ ! to talk to Democrats ! A
man, who never through life, harbored a
thought, feeling, or emotion towards them,
that was not fraught with hatred, revenge
and the bitterness of gall!
Our readers will naturally inquire what it
i, that this ex-Just ice ol the Peace, ex Ass
oc>ate Judge; an I present Government tax
assessor, wishes to say to them ? Why it
is this: That you '• Lh-m x rats hy your <ppo
sition to the laws and the Government,"
made the draft a " necessity !" That "The
leaders o; rtie Democratic Party are alone re*
sponsble, in the first place, for '.he —md
in the second place, for its prolongation ! !"
"This I would say," exclaims Ira Avery,
" on my dea'h-bed."
This tre will say, to Mr. Avery that he
would die, with as black, and damning a lie,
on hi lips, as he has lived with one on his
soul ! since, with uncovered head and u lift
ed hand " in the presence of Almighty God,"
he swore that he " would support the con
ptitu ion of the United S'ates;" when ac
cording to his own declaration he " has of
ten raid" that he " would uof
If Ira Avery can reconcile these " death
bed" assertions, with his professed christian
ity j or his present opposition to the plant
letter of the constitution, with his repeated
oaths to support it ; then h- may palm him
sell off as a ch-isttan and a patriot Until
he does so the peoplu will assume, as they
arc warranted in so doing, that he is a liar, a
hypocrite, and a traitor.
Even the avowed in/idtl abolitionist, Wen
dell Phillips, who declared a year ago, that
he had " labored nineteen years to take nine
teen states out of this union," has more re
gard for ilie sanctity of an oath than the pre
tended christian abolitionist Ira Avery. In
a late letter (dated July 21, 1863) publtsned
in the Liberator , the leading abolition or
gan in the country, Phillips, in speaking of
himself, and kindred abolitionists, said:
" He refused to take office and swear to
support the Constitution because we could
not promise to do what we thought sin— KK
TURN SLAVICS TO THEIR MASTERS, for instance
as required by the Constitution. Further
than that, our effort to break the Union was
only a means to an end. OUR OBJECT WAS
THE ABOLITION OF BLAVERY."
That Ira Avery has been a " life long abo
litmnisf," no man who has known hitn med
be told, lie does not and dare not deny it
now. The testimony of scores, aye, hundreds
of uien could be produced to prove the fact.
Twenty years ago, (just the time Wendell
Phillips entered upon the sa ae work,} Ira
Avery encouraged, feasted, fed, paid and lis
tened to the Abolition Lecure of P >it and
Melvin in this town. And when ihe latter
was driven from the pulpit he was desecrat
ing ; Ira Avery was foremost in urging on a
prosecution for the offence. Ho was the
known and recognized abolition leader then.
Even his party friends point to him as an
original, simon-pure one now. He has re
peatedly declared himself one, and yet. he has
not '• refused to take office has not refused
to " swear to support the constitution," but
has held office almost constantly, for more
than twenty years ; and in order to do ro has
repeatedly taken oaths to support the eon
stitution, which ''required the return of slaves
to their masters." Like Wendell Phillips he
declared Slavery a sin—like h m he would
not "return slaves to their masters," though
unlike him he swre before high Heaven to
support the constitution, which says they
shall be returned.
A man upon whoso conscience an oath rests
an lightly that for the sake of the emolurmnt*
of office, will swear to do, what he declares
he will not do, ia a fi' tool to aid Phillip* in
his "eff.rts ♦ break the Union."—a fit man
to mourn thp fate o fhis co-worker, she traitor
and murderer. John Brown—a Gt man to aid
in t' e perpetration of the election frauds of
1838. where hundreds of illegal votes were re
ceived from armed ruffians who drove from the
polls, the old se'lers and legal voter* of the
district ; but, not a fit man to teach Demo
crats their duty in a time like this, when the
very evils he has labored to consa nate and
they to avert, are upon the country.
P. S. Since wrifi.-.g the above, which was
crowded out of cur lat issue, we find another
h.rg winded and prosy article, "m the Repub
lican bv Mr. Avery, which we have not yet
read. If after reading, we find it contains
am thing worthy of notice we may give it and
the writer the consideration they merit.
A gentleman of reliability ju*t from
the army of General Rosencrans, has arrived
at Louisville Ky., and savs that Rosencrans
loss will not tall short of 20,000, some 8.000 of
whom are prisoners. The fighting was the
most bloody and desperate of the war, each
army struggling with a desperation that
amounted to frenzv. Notwithstanding the
fact being well known to the military that a
great battle would be fought between Rosen
crans, and Brage, they removed a number of
troops that could have been sent to Rosen
crans, into Ohio, for the purpose of beating
Tt hR been decided by the provost |
Marshal General that men drifted, who hare j
paid three hundred dollars without being ex
amined, and ate subsequently examined and
j found ent tied to exemption, can have their
1 commutation morey refunded. Those hav
ing substitutes in the service on March 3,
1863. and being drafted, have paid commuta
tion. are entitled to have it reirotuirsed. And
those who. under these circumstances, have
the amount actually paid for such substitutes
refunded on making a claim, and producing
I tbe proof of payment,. J
The McClellan Testimonial,
CA*P NEAR THE RAPID.* N, ?
Virginia, October 3. $
To THE EDITOR or THE WORJ.D :
You l aw probably beard that the McClel
lan testimonial has been abandoned This
token of the respect and confidence felt for
hitn by his old array, originated with the
best and truest men in the employ f the
government. The subscription' was headed
by General Meade, and was signed by almost
every man of note as a soldier. I statu this
in order that you tnay understand that,- like
all his other statements in reference to Mc-
Clellan, the allegation < f F-*rney that it was
without any sanction at headquarters, wa*
false. It was intended to apply the money
raised to the purchase of a sword, or a ser
vice of plate, anu a very large sum had been
c -mrifuted. The only difficulty was in re
straining ihe subscription of the s-ldier* to
ten cents each. The dreadful plot io honor
their general was disc vered and Genera!
Meade was sent for bv Mr Stanton, who in
siMed mat it was contrary to regulations
The general replied ihat he had received a
sword, with Stanion'a sanction, only a few
week ag ; hut the secretary was inexora
ble, and by positive order the whole plan
You can imagine the disgust of the officer*
i and the anger of the soldiers. It Would be
unsafe for ihe Secretary of War t< visit camp
ijust now. The men whose confidence and
affict ■on McC'iellan won, without any relax
ation of diacipluie; in whom he created au
arJor, which i* the most convincing proof of
the manly merit of a commander; whom he
fought with skill, though always clogged by
imbecility ami treachery of the War Depart
ment ; who kuow-> that he has no ambition
but io st rve hi* country and to aid in rest or
ing a constitutional Union; who know that
he has refused to take any pari in politics or
even to answer the vile lies of Forney, and
Curiin and Stanton—l say such men who
esteem themselves ihe children of his crea
tion, whom he baptised s soldiers in the fire
of battle will never forgive his traducers or
forget their general. They only pray for the
time when they can vote for him if they can
not fight under him.
AN OFPICSP. or THE ARMY OF THE POTO
We have heard of a very pretty little inci
dent the other day, which wo can not help
relating. A youug lady from the North, it
seems, was wooed and won by a youthful
physician living in California, When the
engagement was made, the doctor was rich
having been very successful at San Francisco.
It had nof existed six months however, when
by an unfortunate investment, ho lost bis en
tire "heap " This event came upon him it
should lie added, just as he was making ready
to come and claim his bride. What does he
do? Why, like an honorable chivalrous
young fellow like he is, sits d >wn and writes
ihe lad.v every particular of the unhappy turn
which had taken place in his fortunes, assur
ing her that if the effect produces any change
in her feelmgs toward him, -he is released
from every pr-.inise she had made to him
And what does the dear goo I girl do ? Why
she takes a lump of pun* gold, which her lov
ea bad sunt her when in prop ri'y, us a keep
sake, and having it manufaci ored into a ring,
forwards it to him. with the following bible
inscription, engraved in distinct characters on
" Entreat me not to leave thee, or to re
turn Irom following after thee ; for whither
thou goest, I will go ; and where thou lodg
est I will lodge ; thy peop'e shall be my peo
ple and thy God my God . where thou diest
1 will die, and there will I be buried;, the
Lord do so to nve and tnnpe slco, if aught but
death part thee and me."
The lover idol Jed his sweetheart m>>re
than ever when he received this precious ev
idence of her devotion to him, both in storm
and -unshine. We may add that fortune
>ion again smiled up'n the young and ar
dent physician an i thai he subsequently re
turned to the Norih, to wed the sweet girl
he loved, and who loved hiin with such an
undoing affection.. Nay, more,, the happy
bride and bridegroom passed through our
city, not long since, tin their way to the
borne of the latter in the golden State
Reader this is alt true. Young ladies who
read the bible as closely at the heroine of our
incident seems to have done are pretty sure
to make good sweet hearts and better wives
—Church's Bazerre r
ry Tho Spirit of the Democracy will
not be quenched by persecution or abuse. It
is not to be discouraged by the vast difficul
ties which hedge it, in its glorious m : "sion to
resiorc this land to its old footing of constitu
tional law and liberty. It appreciates the
terrible power which is terribly wielded by
its opponents—power given for another pur
pose- but it does not despair, through the
innate virtue of the ponple and tie awaken
ing intelligence of the people, of overcoming
all these extraordinary means leveled against
it. and of finally saving the institutions which
our fathers bequeathed us.
The Republican party is committing politi
caf suicide. It gloats in the idea that it is
i absorbing for all time in itself the manage
ment of this great nation. It will wake up
from this feverish dream, as the Turk awoke,
1 who according to our American poet, saw in
visions of the hight, a preud people bending
in suppliance to his brutal behests, only it
will not be the clash uf arms but the drop,
ping of thouoanda of ballots that will disturb
this frantic faction from ita drunken repose.
Let us be of good sober, solid hope. The
1 great masses of this repoMic hare not grown
' indifferent to the government of their fathers.
They will, in their own g od time, rescue it,
though every hour of the day should witness
a new decree, unwarranted by our laws, ia
sued from the foolish cuncils of the Capitol.
The dawn ia at hand. Be hopeful ! Be res-
olute I Be vigilant!— T l ain Dealer.
For The Democrat.
J DEWITT, ESU
DEAR SIR :—My first
impression on perusing your c<>mra*inicati n
to me in the Democrat of the 7th inat., was,
that I would treat it with silent contempt
On m<>re mature reflection however, f con
eluded that it was a doty which T owed at
least to myself, to correct some <>f your state
ments ; whether made ignorautly, or muli
ciously, I shall leave to the decision of our
readers. I admire an honorable opponent,
while I hold in contempt the scribbling pen
fogger I regret that you should atoop so low
as 'o attempt to sustains position* which yon
ought to know to be incorrect, and all for the
apparent purport f victory.
. shall not pause notice your remarks
about 44 official influence," 44 preaching ones
self," " slopping over the brim when the ves
sel was disbursed', I ' —very elegant and lucid
phraseology—that t4 the public would have
more regard for the teachihg* of ihe Ifible
than for any npini-m that eveii" / "may en
teriain"—wonderful annouuceideii' !
The foregoing ex ract* and much iri *re of
your letter remind, me of a receipt f>r a pop
ulr lecture, namely : 44 Take one drop ot
thought heat it up MI a bu-hel of bubble an i
throw rainbow, uti u for on.- hour" Y-u
have given us the one drop of ih ught and
the boshel of bubble, bu< you have tailed to
throw on the rainbows P--riiap* you will do
better next tmie
I am more than ever urpri*ed at y>ur "an
dacity" in asserting that I nave seen "tit ti
raise a personal issue, rattier than to discuss
the question proposed" In this remark vu
unquestionably desire to C'nT*y the iinpn-s
SKIII, that I have refused to discuss the ques
tion of slavery. Have I defined t< meet the
qu- ation sqnirelv and fairly ? 1 have decltn
ed to discuss * question proposed by you, and
for reasons already given in a former let'er
I again invite you to a discussion of the ques .
tion, "Is American Slaveay consisteit with
Christianity or the Bible?" I am astonished at
the quihblihg which you employ as reasons
for refusing to discuss the above question ; 1
am still mora astonished when you affirm
that "it is fust as muc ■ of an affirmation to
•ay that slavery is inconsistent with the Bi ;
ble, as to sav that it is consistent ." Are the
word* " consistent and inco'isistcnl " synon- '
otnous ? Are they both negative-, or both j
affirmatives? I have nev.r asked you to
prove a negative. The question winch I pro
posed, is affirmative in sense and in form,
while your question is affirmative in form but
negative in sense* I repeat it, my qu- stion
does not differ according to your own conces
sion from the one discussed by Bishop H >p ,
kins. I now ask, does the Bishop prove a t
negative in hi* pamphlet ? Faco the music ;
sir, let there be no dodging at ibis point.— <
Does he not employ the following language
alter some preliminary remarks 7 namely : j
• 4 I proceed' according to the evidence of he
Sacred Scriptures, which long anproduced
complete conviction in my own mind, a.id (
must, as I regard it, be equally conclusive to
every candid and sincere inquirer. When the
array of positive pr-*f in exhiterrdy I shall
consider t lie object ions ami exauvne their Val (
idity with all ti.e fairness in tn\ jM.wer."
(See Bible view of Slavery, page 2 d.)
Now sir, does not the Bis'iop first attempt
to prove that slavery is fully auth •rxed b-.ih (
in tlic Old and Huw and in the
second place, -ry to refute the objections rail
ed against the system ? Do you deny this ?
Either Tdo not require you to pr >ve a ne.-a
tive,or the Bishop has attempted i. Which .
horn of the dilemma will you fake? When j
you shall havesucce ded in establishing that ,
the Bishop's p sitive proof i* negative, I
will consent to relieve you from your einhar j
Your atyle is so extreraelv transparent and ; '
your arguments so wonderfully conclusive ! , '
that you ceriainlv deserve tho following eulo- 1
gy for your production.
" He is in logic a great critic,
Profoundly skilled in analytic'
He'll undeitake to prove by force
Of argument, a manx's no borrt. I
He'll prove a buxtard is no fowl, I
A calf an alderman, a goose a justice, I i
And rooks committee men and trustees. ,
All this by syllogism, true
In mood and figure he will do."
I did expeat,. 1 had t:ie ngftt to exp> ci 'hat (
you would have the honor and frankness to
confess whether you did or did not be'ieve
the Bihop's doctrine as contained in his let
ter. Instead of this you positively assert
that you wiH not declare your "private opm
ion or belief on the slavery question." Are
you ashamed or afraid to publicly announce
your sent incuts on this subject 7 or are vou
watting to see what conviction the logic of
events now transpiring, may produce in your
I am really anxious to know your "privito
opinion and belief on the slavery question."
It is very possible that I am inis'aken in sup
posing that you sre yro-tlaverv in sentiment,'
for aught I know to the contrary, you may be
a full fledged abolitionist in "private "pinMi"
and a full grown copperhead in "b- lief." As:
! I do not wish to do you injustice. I hope that
you will throw some light upon these grave
Are you aahamsd of the Bishop's company
and of those who are engaged in circulating
his letter as a political tract 7 I afraid
sir, that the Bishop will be ashamed of you
when he learns (if ever) of your duplicity.
I ask, ts it dignified, is it honorable, is it
manly, for you to attack me mi the subject of
slavery, and then absolutely refuse to ac
-1 knowledge your own "private opinion or b
lief on the sibject 7"
I The celebrated Burke in speeking of "neti
' trala," remarks that they "are men of no de
cided character, without judgment to chooac,
and without outrage to protean any principle
whatsoever. Such men can see no cause. for
this plain reason they have no cause at heart.
I They are not hawke or kites , they are only i
miserable h-wls, whose flight is n.f nb-ve
their dung hill or linn ronsiv He nnlv thin?
which occtirsto siich a itnwi tkn he has g- t
a business to" others into Ink Bands is how to
make Ins own fortune out of if. f would not
take one of these as tny arbitrator in a do>pme
for so much as a fish pond ; for if he reserved
the mud to me, he would be sure to give the
water 'hat led the p<#ol to iny adversary."
I : ea*r ii to you to matte the application.
Shame on 1 the man who can be neutral on
the question of slavery sr the presetr time.
You state thit all tbe legislation on the
slave trade, gambling and rum selling, is re
strictive and that theref re the legal implica
tion is thai they are wrong; y..u then refbr
to the provision in the co' atitunon requiring
the return of fugitive slaves and remaik that
it '* is protective and raises an opposite pre
sumption," namely, that it is right The
question involved is not one of legal right, but
moral right. Is a thing right because it is
protected by law, and wrong because it is re
stricted by it ? Did not the law protect tbe
slave • rade until it ptohihred it ; was it as a
consequence righi ? Is slavery right because
it is legally protected 1 Doe- not the law
protect individuals in the enjoyment of eating
and drinking wha* 'bey ple-e, ai d yet will
V 'U afiir-n tl.at dm ken ts and'g'U' torn are
I' have nothing to recall an t- w a 1" h .Ve
cal l iri reference to jour review of inv ser
mon I" will t'ld tlm yoU-afe miitaken when
you say 'hat I'charged the B>h..p with mis
quoting Scrip ure. Bu I will not di-gr.ie<-
myself bv *a> ing that you. lied in Hie " Very
throat" when you said it'.
You labor like a •ooutitaitl o bring forth a
mouse when you attempt to omvict me of be
ing an abolitionist. Wag it generous, was it
gent'emanly on your part, to equivocate ai d
pettilogg for the purpose of trying to make
me appear a faUitier,afier f had positively de
■lied that I was an abolitionist, and de tied
what I undeiNtoo 1 by lue term ?
My ivc >rd on this subject an well as on
other* i i belore the worl I. I have nothing
to conceal, and I hope to he saved from the
disgrace of refusing to declare publicly my
private opinion and belief on the great issues
of the day. I leave the dishonorable posi
tion of noocoinmittalism to you.
Yon ask " W ia does the public under
stand by preaching abolitionism or by polit
ical preaching ?" The public, 'he public sir !
Who are the public 1 Why sir, they are those
who believe thai -laverv is a great moral evil,
and do not call preaching against it aboli'ion
ion or political preacoing. The pro slavery
public, the minority, who are grow
ing gloiiouaiy less every year are the
only persons who elimor ah >iit abolitionism
and political preaching, when the uihject of
slavery is introduced min 'he pulpit And
why are ihev so sentitive nil he slavery
quest in 1 I aiiswr,- because they are fear
Jul thai their craft is in dangee. I read on
the title page of Bishop H >pkms "Bible
view of Slavery"—published ' for rhe d'ifus
ion of political k>io*l<- Ige"- Read"—" Di*
ci;s"—" Dff .se " This I suppose when
strictly an ! literally iiii>-rptvied men i*—
" r ead" in fav r of sLvefv—''di-cus" 111
fav-.r of it in and out ol tfe pulpit—"diff ise"
wtiatever yiu have on that side of the qties
sioii, and will nut b pieaohing pod' ics, but
the moment you 4 ' read"—" discuss" or " dif
fuse" Hgamsi it, you shall be branded as an
ab .fiiiomst ao<l cuar.ttd with- preaching p<l'
You insinuate that the agitation of rhe sla
.en question in the Northern pulpit is for i
political • fftct. If this agitation in the 1
Northern pulpit agaiost slavery is tor politic
al efftet, what objec' have iho*e in view who
agitate in favor of it ? Slave y sir, is a atu
pendoos moral evil, it is a national cur*e. it
has brought us upon the verge of ruin ; and |
if preaching against this sin enures in conflict
with any political party, then so inuc L the <
worse ftr the party. If a party cannot sur
vive unless it can continue to crush out the i
mnhood of goino four millions of human be- i
ings, rob them of every heaven born righi,
and place them in the infam->u* position of i
brutes, then the sooner that party dies the
better Such a patty is an insult to high 1
heaven, and 1 a rft-giace to the world. A.id if
you sir belong t • such t party TT O K mar j 1
vel that you refuse ' let*lar y -ur priv ite i |
opinion or beliel on 'he "SI vt-r question " > (
Tdot i cfUrge y>xr wo ' -fn-* ft here le '
such %. party here a' tt.e N u 'h, the-i I w-iild
•nos solemn! v appeal to tln-or to renounce
this part of their political creed.
You inform u* tiiat Christ au i his apostles
rebuked sin wherever they found it to the
face ol the transgressor The cifir*Kw, i* <
to preach the gospel " i" B everv creature.—
As y -u now and then, throw off the lawyer,
and assume the d vine, why dToyownnt prac- 1
tice what yon preach 1 Why did you not J '
rebuke me' 1 to " the face instead f stabbing
me in the dark ? Why did you not preach j
your pro slavery doctrine, or gospel, (of
which you appear ashamed ) '* to" ine instead
of writing a long article about ine, and thus
parade me before the public, wutle you re- i
matned in the dark until bv the force of cir
cumstances you were dragge'l out into open
day light 2 But you also qu te from the dis
cipltne for <uv special benefit.— ' Speak evil !
o< no man, Ac. Ke- p your thoughts witl in
your own breast till you come to the person
concerned." Why did you not keep your
thot's within your breast till ynu came to me?
A sinful act committed hy me would not bo
come a rightious one by being performed by
Do you with to be understood that sin is
not to be preached against unhss the per
sons guiltv of those in* are present t- be re
buked "to the face!" Must we not sav
that drunk'-nnesew wrong am*** some drunk
ard is pre sen to bo rebuked " to the face"—•
or that some hwyer* are wicked D<M and
ought to repent unless they are present to be
relinked 2 Why ar, >t was my preaching
14 fo" your "/ace" that brought out your ti
ride agaui at inc. I tried to do my dutv to
you and 10, and behold, the reward that 1 am,
receiving. 4 again assert that if your lan'
guge means anvtblnp. it means, that yon
Consider it •• improper" to discuss the ques
tion ..f slavery. If the reader will turn to
'he Qcnmrat ..f Sept. 16'h he will find in
jour article the following Words; " Asidw
from this how improper.'' The seutenoe
which directly precedes these words and
those which immediately follow, determine'
Your remarks relaii* e to John Wesley
may pa** for what they are worth. Th'g
character and reputation canikr be
ed by the vile tongue "f slander, and the
man wh' attempts it is beneath contempt*
I nave never demMinced democrat **-
' J Copper heads ." A true democrat ia a true
man politically—true to his country,- and
true to humanity. But I have dcnounced
rebels in the South and traitors in- the Norths
and if such have assumed the name of demo
crat* they alone are responsible for their by
pocracy If a person may judge from what
they read, see. and heir, there is a c'ass of
men in the North who have more sympathy"
for the arch rebe', Jeff Davis and his sup
porters, than they have for the Presideut,
and the success of the Northern army. I
regret to be driven to the necessity of believ
ing, iba there are men who are protected in
the •njo>uie t of ilteir rights, who rejoice
* -en "Ur forces are defeated and- ead when
he rebe:s meet with a reverse. Such men
nave their hearts in the Sooth, while their
bo-lies are in the Norih. They sometime*
resolve to prosecute the war, but more fie
qnently reolve to d all they can to prevent
its proseclition. I verily believe that this
cla-* of individuils, i* d mg inore to prolong'
this wretched rebellion, than all other agen
cies combined Are such per-ons loyal, are
they true to their country ? T appeal to roar
sense of honor and patriotism for an answer.
As a ministej and a citizen, I have he right
to denounce this class, and I shall endeavor
to do my duty to mv country bv publicly
rebuking such vile traitors.
As you appear to suspect my patriot
iatfc, piay ir tell me what vou have do r© or
said to exhibit yours? Have you given"
your influence in favor of the present gov--
eminent ? I ave you not literally denounced 1
the powers that be ?
Y -ur charge of bfiterfieswagaihiV the min
isters of the M £. Church, and their want
of patriotism in maintaining the unity of said*
church, exhibits your ignorance of the facts
in the premises. The division of the M - . Ei
Church was indirectly produced through the
influence of die same class of states rights,pro
slavery political demagogues, that brought'
on and com time the present rebellion
We have just cane to feel indignant to
ward siav-rv ind its supporter*. No churcl>
has suffered as much as the M E. Church
from this vile system. Some of hir mem
ber* and ministers, have suffered martyrdom
by the luthless and bloodv hands of tnob
ruliug, and slave h>l ling d.npts. Tujtr
blood cries for vengeance. We have not for
got'en the llev. Mr. Bewley. who was taken
b F.-rtW- rth. T< xas in Sept. IB6o,and hung -
for no other offence thsn that of being •
This fiend.*h and barbar os crime , was t
coinmi'ted by that very class of men who re- .
ceive sympathy and moral support from
I hare no M>licitd,> to become a martyr
lui if I do, it shall be in the cause of truth
and right bnisties*.
Hoping iliat y.u will have a pleasant time
as a conscript, in the army, I remain* dear
Tunkhannock, Oct. 9th, 1863.
True Patriotism and Ltyalt;DcflM4lya
H Copperhead. •*
Hon. Daniel W. Voorhee*, one of the most
eloquent champions of Constitutional liberty
in the coun.rv, and wno is now in Ohio advo
cating the election of the Democratic ticket,
delivered a speech in Columbus on September
21st. in the course of which he uttered these
noble and |ta>rioiic sentiments :
•' I have stood by the people, and I intend
to stand by them ; and I intend to stand by
mv Government; and my Government is the
Government of this people; and when this
people govern no longer, then coins kings, and
crowns, and seep'res. and the ravens of office,
and that is not tnv G -veroment, and I shall
never "we it allegiance nevet ! [Tretnen
d#i* cheering.) When it comes that the
sceptre shgll pass fr>m he hands of thi* neo
p!e—when ihe hour coines that the Consti
tution shall be laid away—when the hour
comes tha* von east no longer read the first
line of the Constitution saving that this peo
ple make this Government—when that hour
comes, I want no other Government, no oth
er country to reside in, except that silent
p'ace, to which we are all hastening, and
where all will at last lie down to ease our
u Whenever and wherever in the wide
page of history, a man is found to have aris
en, who was afraid to trust the people,, thai
man was made to be the tyrant of his day.
Wherever vnu find"# man today that is try
ing to change toe snutce of authority, the
great river of sovereignty, from the hands of
the man j— of the powerful many—to the
fw at Washington, that man is a traitor.—
[Cries of "That's so," and cheer*.] That is
the disloval man, and I shall denounce him.
Whenever yon find a parasite that cotnee to
vou, and justifies the encroachment a on the
rights and liberties of the people, supporting
a grasping *piri of tyranny, tell that man
when he laJks of traitors, ' thou art the
man.'" , t
S 000 A Naa.
The machmerv of the Conscription law,
with it* armv of Provost Marshals. Commis
sioner*, Medirsl Examiners, Eornllers, Dep
uties, CI rks, Ac., is ao cumbersome and ex
pensive that it has been estimated the con
-cripts will co*t the Government not leas
than between tour and five thousand dollar#
apiece. The Boston Pott saya i*' The same
amount would have procured as volunteer*
five timet the number of men.