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5 zation Society.

_ on faursday evening, May 9, this debate .. «Pace in Clinton Hall, New York. Be- ‘we the tine appointed for the commence-

The meeting was opened with prayer, by the Rev. Mr. Bacon of New Haven.

The Chairman then ‘stated the question as follows :—‘ Are the principles of the American Colonization Society, or the principles of the advocates of immediate and universal emanci- pation, the best calculated, at the present time, to bring about the abolition of slavery in the United States, in a manner consistent with the interests of the white and colored races 2’

The order and rules of the debate were next stated by the Chairman.

Mr. Finley, the Agent of the Colonization Society, then arose, and occupied rather more than an hour in talking about every thing but the question before him.

He commenced with a drawling, tiresome apology for appearing before the assembly ; misrepresented the views, and vilified the characters of the Abolitionists, by reproaching them as infidels ; and stated that the Coloni- zation Society attacks nobody, and interferes with no body; while he and Mr. Danforth, are incessantly reviling all the Abolitionists.

He then proceeded to read a variety of ex- tracts from letters of his father and others, re- specting the origin of the Society and the mo- tives of its first contrivers. These passages had no more real connection with the question at issue, than if he had been attempting to de- cipher the Chinese marks on tea chests. The only thing which appeared in the whole, was a theory that it seems was invented and held as long ago as 1814, and which impiety and blasphemy are still the corner stone of all the Colonization iniquity— that American citizens are not responsible to God for the existence of slavery, and that causes exist to obstruct

ple, which neither philanthropy nor religion can remove.’ Ifno other fact existed, than this; that the founders of the Colonization So- ciety held these atrocious opinions, and that all their adherents until this day maintain the same impious dogmas, it brands the Coloniza- tion scheme with dire execration.

Mr. Finley next proceeded to assert, con- trary to their own constitutional declaration and the unvarying testimony of all the prime advocates of the Colonization scheme, that, ‘from the first organization of the Colonization plan, the abolition of Slavery was one of the grand objects of that Society.’ Upon this as- sertion, it is only necessary to retort, that the declaration is a palpable falsehood! From this glaring imposture, Mr. Finley diverged into a tedious exposition of the characters and deaths of some of the early advocates of the Society, who were convinced of the rectitude of colonization; and boldly denounced ‘all the opponents of the Colonization Society as slanderers of the sainted dead.’ This malevo- lent insinuation was equally untrue as the for- mer perverse departure from fact. But what connection has all Mr. Finley’s long winded eulogy of Messrs. Finley, Mills and Caldwell, with the question—Which is the best mode to abolish slavery? At all events, if there is no alternative, it is preferable to reproach the dead who cannot be injured by the tongues of men ; than to be a travelling pedlar of calum- ny and falsehood respecting living Philanthro- pists. The opinions of dead men are of no value, unless they are correct; and it may be asked, does the proof that honest men of for- mer ages were mistaken from inconsideration, or want of light, scandalize the dead.’

Mr. Finley next introduced the cant of Harper of Baltimore, respecting the Coloni- zation Society; which trash is the standing quotation of all their deceitful agents. He then proceeded to state, that ‘the sole design of the Colonization Society is to colonize the free people with thei: own consent.’ Half an hour before, he had affirmed that the abolition of slavery was one of the grand objects of the Society—now it is manifest, that no men can produce a result which they not only do not

intend, but the contrary to which they are re- | solved, if possible, to execute. This is only | one specimen of the flat contradictions in Mr.

and hundrade : , ‘undreds went away, who could not ob- | Finley’s incoherent harangue.

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~_lversary week; as a large number of the | ment of the Colony in Liberia, the latter is Seiad }

“ergy, both of the city as well as visitors, of ns, were present.

| without @ parallel.’ This, in some odious re-

| spects, istrue. N otwithstanding Mr. Finley’s

Rev, ate Frost, of Whitestown, N. Y. ' historical ignorance is an exact counterpart of %8 called to the chair, |

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out such silliness in the ears of such an au- dience.

Mr. Finley next expatiated upon the duty of sending the slaves. freed to their home in Africa! American native born citizens find their home in the slaveholder’s Botany Bay. This is the very climax of Colonization kna- very ! ¥

From this ebullition of malevolence, Mr. Finley proceeded to quote the doctrine of the Anti-Slavéry Society respecting emancipa- tion, and read the article concerning mar- riage, in which they state that one of their objects is to restore the blessings of matrimo- nial purity and affection; and they ask—*‘Is this unreasonable?’ Mr. Finley read the sentence, and then pronounced the question, with a sneering contempttble nasa] twang, which was disgusting to the last degree. We regret that in his reply, Mr. Jocelyn did not more pointedly unfold that the nuptial rites and the connubial relation in its sanctities are un- known and not tolerated among slaves! and that ‘likely Negro weégches’ are weighed in scales, and sold by the pound !

Mr. Finley next affirmed, that the tendency of the Anti-Slavery doctrines is to exasperate the colored people against the whites to a de- gree of madness.’ This statement is not only untrue, but it is totally irrelevant. The ques- tion is—‘are the Anti-Slavery doctrines evan- gelical ?’ but this topic Mr. Finley dared not approach; for even he has not impudence enough to deny before such an assembly the truth of our doctrines. And besides, no per- sons are responsible and criminal for the ten- dency of truth.

Mr. Finley introduged a number of low-lived

and. ridioulons statet> Which. «fart aiuch diversion tot company of yours puppies seat-

ed in the front gallery, who had doubtless been sent there expressly to disturb the meet- ing with their noise, vociferation, clapping and stamping.

Mr. Finley praised, in the most fulsome language, the piety of the Southern men-steal- ers! at which, had they been present, the slave-drivers would have laughed outright at the duplicity of a man who could publicly im- pute to them principles which they never ad- mitted, and practices which they never exem- plified. Mr. Finley fairly earns all the money which the slave drivers give him for the masks which he manufactures to conceal the iniquity, and to palliate the crime of man stealing.

Mr. Finley closed with a blustering denun- ciation of all the Abolitionists;-and vilified them as ‘infidels, and associates of infidels, men shaking hands with the most furious ad- vocates of perpetual despotism.’ This calum- ny, and others similar, were frequently repeat- ed, and almost in the same words, and with a contemptuous tone and a scornful malignity of countenance, not less ‘self-conceited and overbearing, than offensive and revolting.

After his hour had expired, he sat down amid the shouts and noise of the beardless bipeds in the gallery, to whom it would be a benefit, if they were transported to Tripoli, to learn good manners, common sense and truth ; with Mr. Finley, to keep them in good humor with his buffoonery.

Mr. Jocelyn then arose, and in a dignified manner rebuked Mr. Finley for his nonsense and calumny. ;

Mr. Finley then pretended to stammer out an evasive excuse for his slander and chica- nery.

Mr. Jocelyn continued. Ina strong picture, he developed the atrocities of the domestic slave trade ; delineated the wretched condi- tion of the colored people in the Southern States; adverted to their present increase of 200 daily ; maintained the right of the colored people to instruction ; and unfolded the com- plicated iniquity of robbing this birthright of every man, and especially of American citi- zens.

Mr. Jocelyn next illustrated the extremely pernicious and demoralizing effects of slavery upon the white population, especially by the exclusion of all the evidence of the colored people; and demonstrated that through its withering influence all goodness, truth, kind- ness, equity, morals and religion decline and die. Mr. Finley’s Munchausen tales and vis- ions respecting the piety of men stealers van- ished away like the morning dew; as they were lucidly exposed and powerfully reproba-

ted. Reference was then made by Mr. Jocelyn

‘to the boasted whip of South Carolina, by ! which the nullifying slave drivers declared that , they will whip the Northern citizens out of their rights, privileges and enjoyments;’ and ‘he also concisely explained, that slavery was | ‘the chief or rather the sole primary cause of “all our national collisions.

With great effect, Mr. Jocelyn proceeded to explain that the Colonization Society are the grand virtual supporters of Slavery in the United States. He shewed, that they main- tain in all its extent, ‘the wild and guilty fan- tasy,’ that American free born citizens are property ; and therefore that they never did and do not now intend to abolish Slavery; that they never can possibly effect that glori- ous object; and that the constitution of the Society expressly disclaims all design to ex- tirpate man stealing from our Republic. The deceitfulness of that Society, and of its blus- tering agents, was placed in clear day-light before the audience, by several extracts from their own publications, which Mr. Jocelyn read; which also proved, that the Coloniza- tion Society and its artfil acting craftsmen are decidedly and pertinaciously opposed to all emancipation of slaves, unless they will consent to be exported to the slaveholder’s Botany Bay..

Mr. Jocelyn also quoted the resolution of the people of color at Pittsburg; ‘that as the professed objection to the descendants of the kidnapped Africans was only to their color, if God in his Providence should make them white, the Colonization Society would be bro- ken up, as they would have nothing to do!’ He might have added, but probably the pre- sence of so many young ladies deterred him,

that.tho.bleaching or white-washing process is now in such rapid progress, that it almost

requires a magnifying glass in thousands of instances to discern, if the girls were dressed exactly alike, which is the free white or the colored slave!

Mr. Jocelyn also introduced a few grave facts, which strikingly rebutted the ridiculous and vulgar fables with which Mr. Finley at- tempted to burlesque the subject, and to grat- ify his boyish backers in the galleries.

But a valuable part of Mr. Jocelyn’s xddress was his reference to the census of the United States; the authentic calculations of which demonstrate, that the Colonization Society has ever directly obstructed the emancipation of slaves, and is the grand cause of all that coer- cive and oppressive legislation in the slave driving States, which has indefinitely postpo- ned, as far as in their power, the total abolition of their man stealing abominations.

Mr. Jocelyn next contended, that the color- ed citizens, if they possessed the power, have an equal right to colonize the white people in Britain, Holland and Germany, or France, as their home! as the whites have to transport the colored citizens to Africa; and retorted Mr. Finley’s absurdity of calling Africa, the home of American citizens, with much pathos and effect.

Mr. Jocelyn concluded his remarks, having spoken for an hour, by justifying the princi- ples of the Anti-Slavery Society, and by a contrast between the avowed doctrines and the uniform practice of the Colonization Socie- ty, and the opinions and objects of the Philan- thropists who advocate the immediate, uncon- ditional and universal abolition of slavery. He proved that the latter alone can be defended by rational argument, and justified by the claims of common right, reciprocal equity, im- partial justice, sound morals, public safety, and the imperious demands of pure and undefiled religion.

Mr. Finley then arose to reply; and after besmearing Mr. Jocelyn with a compost of trumpery, and basely ironical compliments, which were far more insulting than even his direct calumny; he stated, ‘Mr. Jocelyn has not told one half of the barbarity which exists at the South” We hope his slave driving em- ployers will recollect this direful description of their nefarious doings. He then repeated his slander respecting the association of the northern Abolitionists with the southern infi- dels and men stealers ; and asserted, contrary to constant and universal observation and fact, that the Colonization Society is allaying the prejudices against the pegple of color. As ifno persons present either recollected or had ever heard of New Haven or Canterbury! A man must be possessed of a very undesirable por-

tion of conscience-seared effrontery, who in

the midst of an enlightened assembly of more than a thousand persons, comprising the elite of the city of New-York, exclusive of the country clergy, could stand up and utter such a barefaced untruth!

The remainder of the 15 minutes allowed for the second speech was occupied in repeti- tions of his former vituperative insinuations, and in the detail of anecdotes either profound- ly silly or totally impertinent.

After Mr. Finley’s farce was enacted, Mr. Jocelyn arose, and rebuked the agent of the men stealers with great seriousness, ‘This subject, he remarked, is not to be decided by ridicule, but by argument and reason—not by shouts, stamping, and laughter, but by philan- thropy and religion.’ Mr. Jocelyn then pro- ceeded to verify, that the danger to which Mr. Finley alluded as the unavoidable consequence of emancipation was a deceitful and imaginary bugbear; for that the only cause of alarm exicts in the dreadful protracted persecution of 350,000 free citizens; and the vengeance of heaven ready to be effused upon our hypo- critical citizens, who boast of their freedom, and yet hold 2,000,000 of their fellow citizens in the deepest degradation and ignorance and misery. Having censured Mr. Finley’s mis- representations and foolery with great gravity, and in plain terms, as became a minister of the gospel; Mr. Jocelyn closed by a pathetic appeal to the citizens to combine their,ener- gies for the immediate extinction of the curse of slavery in the United States.

Mr Finley was permitted again to speak. He commenced with high vaporing boasts of his exertions in the Colonizatién catse, and with sarcasms upon Abolitionists, who stay at the North, and will not ge to the South, and proclaim their doctrines among the men-steal- ers. * You will not educate the colored peo- ple,’ he remarked, ‘in the Southern States, by denouncing those most pious christians in South Carolina and Georgia’! Piety in Cat- aline, and Nero, and men-stealers! ‘Mark you!’ He ventured upon a most edifying ex- ample of pure bombast. ‘I honor, said Mr Finley, ‘the African race as the most noble and humane part of all the human family’! and continued to repeat this cant. Now ‘mark you!’ In the Baptist Church in Mac- Dougal-street, this same panegyrist of the colored people, a few weeks ago, when plead- ing for the Colonization scheme, as an argu- ment for transporting all the descendants of the African race to Liberia, remarked to this effect—‘ The colored people are naturally in- ferior to the whites ; for with as much instruc- tion and education as you can possibly give them ’—and his face expressed that contempt- uous malignity which he always exhibits when speaking of the colored people, and turning up his nose with a most loathsome nasal twang—Mr Finley added—but he is only a clever nigger after all” He ended the discus- sion with a long story something like Swift's ‘Tale of a Tub,’ without object, or begin- ning, or middle, or finis!

It is scarcely possible to conceive a greater contrast than the two speakers displayed. Our friend Jocelyn was grave, dignified, argu- mentative, serious, and filled with christian sensibility ; which all Mr Finley’s artifices could not disturb. To answer the slave dri- vers’ agent would have been impossible ; still we almost wish that Mr Jocelyn had fulfilled Solomon’s injunction, and retorted upon the ‘fool some of his folly, that he no longer may be wise in his own conceit.’ Proverbs 26: 4, 5.

Mr Finley’s unmeaning talk was a com- pound of wretched materials. His speeches were not less empty of all common sense, truth, argument and decorum, than replete with buffoonery, contradictions, calumny and perversions of the Scripture. In point of grimace and low drivelling farce, this coadju- tor of the men stealers must be a match for Jim Crow himself—and with respect to his distortion of ‘the word of life,’ he surpassed by - far any fatuity and ignorance which either of the colored people whom we noticed in the hall, would have unfolded. We had always supposed that Mr Finley, although on this question we deemed him to be mistaken, was decorous, candid and possessed of some infor- mation, which from continual public speaking, he was enabled to display. We were mista- ken, as the discussion with Mr Jocelyn amply proves. Mr Finley is nothing more than a stupid blusteying braggadocio ; in fact, just 3


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qualified tool to execute the work in which he | is so appropriately employed. Speaking of | the Abolitionists, and pointing to Mr. Jocelyn | and his friends, he repeated the patriarch Ja- | cob’s words—‘O my soul, come not thou into | their secret; unto their assembly, O mine | honor, be not thou united!’ From which he | designed, no doubt, to impress upon the Chair-

man and the other ministers present, that the | Abolitionists are brethren, ‘in whose habita- | tions afe instruments of cruelty ; whose anger and wrath are cursed, because they are fierce | and cruel’ Genesis 49: 5—7. Mr Finley may make himself very contented upon this |

: were i . : suits a’ subject. But I sincerely recommend him, in | employed in experiments for this effect ; and, | ble arcana of the General of the Jesuits at

the true spirit of christian charity, and with | the melancholy feelings of a disappointed but faithful minister of Jesus Christ, never more | to utter that apostrophe in the presence of |

| the proffer of a suitable reward to any chemist

deny them the possession of sensibility, more refined than merely animal instincts; nor do they object to their corporeal frames for sen- sual gratification, and for anatomical research- es; it is their color alone, they say, which constitutes their affected prejudice. Now it appears to us that the immense and evidently fruitless expenditures upon the slaveholders’ Botany Bay, which they have deceitfully named Liberia, would be nearly all saved by

who shall invent a process for extracting the dark tinge from the colored people. One

may be elicited. Many Methodists have read ‘the Firebrand, No. III. with great ap- probation ; they assert it is all true; but they iament that it is true, and that they cannot remedy the evil for want of power. Since the perusal of your letter in the Liberator of May 11, I have attentively re-examined ‘the Fire- brand,’ to which you object ; but I cannot per- ceive any thing which can be altered with truth and propriety. You object to the fol- lowing passage. ‘The Methodist Conferences are profound- ly secret conclaves. Neither the conceal-

whole year of their income would be well

if achieved, we may well conceive of the as- tounding result.

Let us supposé then that the discovery was made, and after repeated trials, that the rem-

such an auditory, lest the Lord should permit | edy was found infallible. What follows? We

his own wish to be fulfilled.

Within a few feet of Mr Finley were stand- ing! during the whole 3 hours of the discus- sion, while their colored fellow citizens were sitting, some of the most active, humble, self- denying, opulent and devoted philanthropists, now members of the church militant; they are all decidod, uncompromising anti-slavery fol- lowers of Jesus, the Prince of Liberators! and I can assure Mr Finley, that until he is con- verted, ‘into their secret’ he cannot come ; for they will not admit him! And as for his ‘hon- or!’ unless he can exhibit an article of totally opposite qualities from that which he exposed at Clinton Hall, no Christian and no Abolition- ist would give him a single Scotch bawbee for a3 much of it as would stretch from Washing- ton to New-Orleans, and from St. Louis to Cape Florida. We have heard a number of criticisms upon the discussion—the best of all we record. A boy 11 years old remarked— we give his own precise words without varia- tion— Mr Finley did not bring one convinc- ing argument; I could have confuted him my- self” The chiid’s boast is undeniable. Another chap of the same age said in the hall—* When Icame here I was a Colonizer, but I have done with it. If Mr Finley does not shut up his clam-shells, we will drive him out of New- York.’

One grand defect characterised all Mr Fin- ley’s speeches ; he never adverted to the felo- ny of man-stealing, the anti-christian character of the slave-drivers, and the nature of slave-dri- driving, as declared in the word of God. His whole tirade, for an hour and a half, afforded but one lessen, and that was an instructive practical contradictory elucidation of the in- fallible correctness of Dr Witherspoon’s two short rules ‘of rhetoric. 1. Never begin to speak until you have something to say. 2. Leave off when you have done.’ It is only

necessary te add, thet Ne Fialey ececemcd ta have made a determination to violate both

with malice prepense. When he next wishes to enter into a debate upon divine truth, we hope he will better understand the subject, and not transform questions conrected with the salvation c.’ 2,500,000 of our fellow citi-

‘should of course hear that Mr Danforth, Mr

Finley, and all the rest of that comical species of philanthropists, had started off from the grand chemical anti-slavery laboratory at Washington, carrying in their light vehicles quant, suff. of a lotion to be called ‘ernropic wuitewasu.’ Mr Danforth, we may suppose, would stop at his friend Jackson’s plantation, near Nashville. He gives to Sambo, seven boxes of metamorphosis pills, and four bottles of colorfuge, with directions how to use them. After the negro driving overseer had gone to sleep, Sambo collects all the slaves into the

young and old, and washes the men and boys; while Cleopatra carries on the same manceuyre with the women and girls—and hocus pocus like, fly black and be gone: lo! they are all white. According to Mr Danforth’s directions, they instantly decamp ; for being white, even by law they are free; and when the slave master gets up the next morning, his ‘gang’ are all flown. He advertises black Jim and yellow Sal, and likely Bet, and strong Tom, as runaways ; but they cannot be found. Fi- nally it is ascertained that Mr Danforth’s un- equalled dye-stuff had cleared the plantation without trouble. Qwery—How far would Mr Danforth be permitted to travel with his Ethi- opian whitewash after the fact was discover- ed? The slaveholders, if possible, would TAN him and sell him for @glave.

Let us also give Mr, Finley a chance for trying his philanthropy in the same way and by the same purifying process. from the chemical factory on Capitol Hill to the jail in Washington; and requests to see the colored people confined under the vil- lanous pretext of being runaway slaves. He propounds his plan, and having administered his pill and brushed them over with his color-

fuge, they become. good hongak seanepdamte ders that all] his ‘negroes’ have disappeared, and turns the white skins out! Question— How long would the abstract’ friends of lib- erty permit him to keep his office of noip rast for the kidnappers? Mr Finley next proceeds to Baltimore, and requests that ezr-

zens, into subjects of burlesque and_ ridi- cule, from which all decorum, ang@etionality, and morals, and religion are most obstinately excluded. WATCHMAN.

{For the Liberator.]

THE SLAVEHOLDERS’ BOTANY BAY. Some years ago, there was a class of people in Britain, not bad cnough to be hanged, not good enough to go at large, and not worth the expense of their maintenance and watch- ing, whom the British government determin- ed to colonize so far off that they must either work or starve, and shipped them to New Holland to christianize the The American men-stealers have copied this wise example, with additions and subtractions, far different in their equitable character and ben- eficial consequences. The Europeans had one recommendation to their scheme; they only transported to their antipodes persons who were legally convicted as felons of a high grade, and capable to work; but our Coloni- zation Society and the State Legislatures ex- port the innocent citizen whom they have en- fecbled and ‘worn out,’ to the Botany Bay ecttled by the American human flesh trading company. The colored people at the north must resolutely oppose the artifices which the crafty agents of the negro drivers are inces- santly unfolding to entrap their victims into their snare. It would be no bad plan for the colored citizens to propose that every one of their race who goes to Africa under the coer- cion of the slaveholders and the colonizers, should be painted warre! to shew the kind of fraternity to which he belongs. What won- ders might be performed by chemical process, we cannot conceive—and if the colored peo- ple would offer an adequate reward, probably M. Chaubert or his rival fire-eater might dis- cover some ingredients which would change the color of the human skin. Here then is an instantaneous method proposed to emancipate a! the slaves, to dissolve the Colonization So- ciety, to cease from transporting American citizens without crime to the slave drivers’ Botany Bay, and to extract all the prejudices

against the existing colored people at once. The most furious slave drivers in Carolina and Georgia, whose whole lives have been employed in degrading and nullifying human- ity, only object to the color of the descendants of the kidnapped Africans. They do not pre- tend that they have got,some brains, capable ‘of intellectual comprelyension; nor do they


_emplary citizen and human flesh trader, Wool- | folk, that he will permit him to look at the two i\legeed cattle in his den. He gives them sim-

. | ilar pills, and puts on his whitewash. A short

time after he has gone, Woolfolk chains and | fetters one hundred of his creatures,’ to drive ,them to the schooner, waiting to carry them | to Georgia. | Pratt-street, the black disappears ; and to the discomfiture of even the slave-drivers them-

| selves, Mister Woolfolk is seen whipping along |

| the streets of Baltimore, in broad day, one

‘hundred white people, chained, handcuffed,

‘collared and fettered. ‘They are my proper-

ty,’ says Wolfolk. ‘White people your prop- |

| erty,’ return the indignant Baltimoreans—how lcaa that be?? ‘White people ?’ says Wool- | folk, ‘they are all black.’

| ers. | of the Cameleon, and replies—

‘T caught the animal last night,

And viewed it o’er by candle light ;

I marked it well ; ’t was black as jet,

You stare, but sirs, I’ve got him yet.

He said ; then full before their sight, Produced the beast; and lo !*’t was white! Both star’d, the man look’d wond’rous wise.’

| human cattle merchant, and even Mr Finley

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quarter, bolts the pills down the throats of

He starts off

Just as they arrive at the end of

‘Turn round and look at them,’ return the frighted Maryland- | W oolfolk stares like the man ip the tale

The Baltimore men-stealers, Woolfolk the

| himself, would be mutually astonished at the | wonderful discovery which at once would si- | lence all the incendiary fanatics; extinguish all the Abolitionists’ firebrands ; put an end to the Colonizers’ toil and shuffling ; extirpate slavery, root and branch, with the celerity of legerdemain ; and produce a metamorphosis which surpasses all Ovid’s fabled changes, not less in wonder tlian in reality of benefit. Then the Colonizers might send Mr. Danforth and Mr. Finley to their African Botany Bay, to | whitewash the Colony, and reship them to the United States as rightful native American |

The papers entitled The Firebrand’ would have falsified their title, did they not hold up in bold relief the true picture of slavery, as it exists in connection with the Christian church- This is the chief object for which those papers will be written ; and deeply shall I re- gret to be found interfering with any other But it was not expected, it is not de- sired, that those papers shall pass by without exciting remark and investigation, that truth

ment of a Masonic lodge, nor the impenetra-

| Rome are one jot more unknown than the | hidden mysteries of the Methodist priestcraft.’” To leave the quotation there was not fair ; because the very next sentence exactly quali- fies and explains the statement in its true meaning—‘ from their published minutes alone, can we from any idea of their proceedings.’ This declaration you assert is false and libel- lous, and you ‘distinctly call upon me either to substantiate or retract it’ As I cannot re- tract truth, f shall substantiate the libel! B. K. Junior must have formed his notions upon this subject from the Gothic dogma— truth is a libel; and the greater the truth the greater the libel.’ Against this absurdity I protest.

I have not made ‘an unmanly and an un- | generous attack upon the Methodist denomi- ‘nation’ Such a thing was never even de- signed ; unless a plain exposure of a palpable contradiction between their doctrine and prac- tice be unmanly and ungenerous.’ I number many very endeared and intimate friends among them; and they are all of my opinion to the smallest point, respecting slavery. What then is the whole meaning of my sentence ? Evidently this—that the acts of the Methodist Conferences are totally unknown except as they are recorded upon their minutes. B. K. Jun. states, that this is ‘false and libellous.’ If he be one of the seceding Methodists, or of the Methodist Protestant church lately organ- ized, then he writes unfairly ; because my re- inarks do not, cannot apply to that body—but if he intends the Methodist Episcopal Confer- ences—then I maintain that my statement is correct, unless any alteration has taken place so recently, that I have not heard of it.

1. The Methodist Episcopal Conferences, always used to hold their sessions with closed doors, and no person except a Methodist Preacher was even admitted within the house.

2. The proceedings in those Conferences were always considered so secret, that no member ever dared to divulge with impunity a single hint of their deliberations and acts.

3. On more than’ one occasion, all possible intercabacas made thpt.g.few, select persons sions ; and it was refused, upon the plea, that it would be urged as a precedent.

4, In 1824, I was in Baltimore during the meeting of the General Conference, and from the shortness of